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fcV J v icsy T- 'k.VoUaS 9 0 w rjRf-fjM r .M .. TYMMBtJ tt.... w- fj ' Jl Ju .... muuju, nvuui, 'uupci ! V Help, advertise la THE DISPATCH. ' Fsrehswrs eon be found far cverylklBg offered For Sale In THE DISPATCH. THE DISPATCH U tho belt advertising medium tn Western Pennsylvania. Try it. POKTY-lTOTniTH TEAR RUE SLATE i Opening of the Mfty-Eirst Congress Marked by the DEFEAT OF A PEEACHEK Selected by the Majority to Open Ses sions With Prayer. THE SEffATE SITS IN SERENITY. About $17,000,000 More Seeded to Bun the Government THAN WERE ASEED FOB LAST IEAB A pleasant December day ushered in the new Congress. The usually dull routine of the opening daj in the House of Bepresenta tives was broken by an unprecedented inci dent. The nominee of the majority party for a Eonse office was defeated, Dr. Mil ward, the Democratic blind chaplain, being elected through a singular chain of circum stances. In the Benate the only excitement ,was iound in the swearing in of the Sen ators irom the new States. Secretary "Win dom asks for $17,000,000 more in appropria tions than were necessary last year. 3ntOM A ETAFF COBBESPOJCDXXT.J .. "Washington, Decembers. All nature - seemed so happy to-day, that not even the ' most bilious and bigoted Democrat could frown or look despondent as the Bepubli cans made their re-entry into the control of the House of" Eepresentatives, which they have not had for nearly a decade of years. Sever was there a balmier December day, never a more genial and soothing December sun. .Republicans were in a condition of supreme happiness beneath its influence, and Democrats warmed toward and con gratulated the Republicans, and no one seemed to think the country was going to the dogs because Tariff Deform Carlisle was about to resume his seat on the floor of the House, while High Protection Tom Beed ascended to the Speaker's throne. " ' CBOWDS AND JAMS. Long before the hour of high noon, when Clerk Clark's gavel rapped the House to order, the galleries were filled to overflow ing and the corridors jammed with other crowds which could not even see inside the doors. The members gallery was crowded to its utmost by members' wives and daugh ters, and a handsomer aggregation of ladies never sat there. The correspondents' gal leries were jammed as never before. Each session these gentlemen of the press have in creased in numbers, until now they are too many by half for the gallery set apart for ROKEN them, and the railing must soon be moved, i or a number of the scribblers taken out and vjshot to make room for the rest ( SOUNDED LIKE A. .BLIZZABD. ' Members, -visitors, members' wives and families, ex-members and others crowded the floor. The tumult ot voices was like the roar of a Dakota blizzard. Old friends met and shook each other's arms nearly off, and mingled the smoke of their cigars with their jokes and chaff, fraternally, and not a few adjourned to the region of the restaurant and added the popping of corks and the clinking of glasses to the general melee. The huge bulk of Mr. Seed was always most conspicuous in the throng upon the floor. Surrounded by his old-time circle of particular chums, Hitt, Lodge, Bayne and others, he cracked his jokes and smiled his wonderful child-like smile, just as though he was not- about to take into his hand the scepter of absolutism and make the desti nies of these men and of the whole body. MOEE EOBED THAN PLEASED. Mr. Beed was congratulated to the extent of being awfully bored. He sifted the sin cere from the hypocritical, and to the latter would make such little remarks as "I hope you enjoy it as much as you seem to," and "Are you really aa happy over it as you look?" with such a big, innocent, baby face as to make the hypocrites stop and wonder what lay behind so huge an embodiment of extreme youth and ignorance of the world. Flowers were everywhere. There were hardly enough pages to fetch and distribute the bouquets. N ever were so many lovely posies seen in the House. It was like a gar den, or a conservatory, or a remarriage of the Bepublican grass widow with Uncle Sam after a divorce of several years. The "perfume of the most costly winter product of the hot house made the air heave with fragrance. SOME BOUQUETS 100 BIO. Most of the bouquets were modest and artistic, but some admiring constituents sacrificed beauty to size, and to shower com pliment on their member, hid him com pletely from observation. Such was the fate of Houk, the orator from Tennessee, who was buried in imaginary waves behind a vast floral ship that rocked with every tuoch as though on real billows. An immense floral chair and a horseshoe eclipsed McCarthy, the "Little Giant" from the Eighth New York district, the smallest man in this Congress and possibly the smallest ever seen in any Congress. It is said, however, that he has a great head and will make his mark. Of the hundred floral pieces, however, Speaker-to-be Beed had the very prettiest of all, in a tree ot "Jacques," without any horrible" basket or other mechanical con trivance, but a plain little vase. ROUTINE OF THE OPENING. 0 the routine of calling the House to order by the Clerk of the last House, Mr. Clark, of Missouri, the calling of the roll, the election.of Speaker, the swearing of the membersvwthe election of Clerk, Door keeper, iSergeant-at-Arms and Post master, there, is little or nothing to say. It was the traditional non sense of taking a great big oath to support Constitution and laws, etc. It was only broken slightly by four Pennsylvanians, who refused to swear in the ancient and l&' orthodox way and "were allowed to affirm. " ;Of -these, Darlington, of Chester, is a H Quaker. Yardley and Bile, of the Seventh and Fourteenth districts, and Brosius, of 1 tbe Tenth, simply did not want to swear that way. The first big break in the routine was the ;" defeat oi the Bepublican caucus nominee for chaplain, and it is the firjt instance on J .V..'.3.. W ''& & et i ' " .Hi-' record when a nominee of the caucus of the majority suffered defeat SHE BLIND rBEACHEB'S BE00BD. The blind preacher, MUburn, who did the praying for the last House, and is a dyed-in-the-wool Democrat, would probably have been nominated for Chaplain by the Bepnb licans had not his record of sympathy with the Southern Confederacy been bruited about Bamsdell, who was nominated, had been a brave Union soldier. MUburn sym pathised -with the Confederacy in very re cent years, delivering in Virginia a speech eulogizing General Eobert E. Lee. Not withstanding this hehadmany warm friends among the Republicans, and there "was a lively effort to bring about his nomination. "When it was discovered, last evening that several Republicans were inclined to sup port Milburn, who, it was thought, would be nominated by the Democrats, a great effort was made to' whip the schismatics into line, bnt without avaiL In the election of officers he was separated from the others. DB. UILBUBN HE-ELECTED. After a parliamentary contest" for nearly an hour's duration, Dr. Milbnrn was elect ed by five majority, Cheadle, of Indiana, Morse, of Massachusetts, Lehlbach and Ewart voting with the Democrats. Butter worth and Forney were paired, and Gros venor, Harmer and O'Neill, of Pennsyl vania; Owen, of Indiana, himself a preacher; Payson, of Illinois; Stuart, of Ver mont; Brickner, McCord and Browne, of Virginia dodged. If these had voted with their party, the four who left the party would not have succeeded In electing a Democratic Chaplain. The only other episode that amused the galleries was the drawing for seats. This is always funny. Dignity and ability go for nothing. It is a purely Democratic per formance. A new member from wavback is just as likely to jret the pick and choice of seats as the leader of the House of a dozen years. Numbers ar placed on the roll op posite the names of members, and balls are put in a box, having on them corresponding numbers. A page is blindfolded, and he draws the bails rrom the box. When a ball is drawn its number is announced, and then the name of the member having the corre sponding number. THKEE LUCKY EXCEPTIONS. By motion, the three ex-Speakers of the Honse, Bants, Bandall and Carlisle, with Kelley, of Pennsylvania, the "Father of the House," were excepted from the chance of the drawing. Kelley put his hat on his old desk, to hold it sacred. A page was placed in Randall's old chair, as the ex-Speaker was not able to come out, and Banks and Carlisle each chose a seat, the former close to the left of the Speaker, and Carlisle well up to the center of the Democratic side, just across the aisle from the old seat of Mills. But if he expected Mills to get his former place he was disappointed, lor the Texan was left until all the good seats were taken, and then, as though mad at his ill-luck, squatted down in an obscure place in the back row, from which his friends with dif ficulty persuaded him to come to a somewhat better seat, one row farther down. PENNSYLVANIA' -SEATS'. Charlie O'Neill, of Philadelphia, got more consideration. Bife, of the Dauphin district, was among the earliest called, and got a good seat, near the center of the Re publican side. O'Neill was left almost till the last, and would.have had to take a back s?at had not Bife, a new member, and about the heaviest 'in the House, graciously ex changed places' With the Philadelphian'. Culbertson, of Erie, had a chance for almost any place, but he chose a modest nook to the left of the Speaker, close to tbe mem bers' corridor. Harmer' got his old seat, ciose louaiDertson. .BuenamiiaaKuniiarj.Rpe.1i0f the tobacco lax. To call luck, and squatted wntesteair.in the tonlTjot&btw 2"rt.nS&t.n,n?e!nthe LSe Speak"- tionfromMr. humming in. his , utuu, ir tiub, .xumueuu, ,-ci.bK.lusou, jroa- ius, Craig. Bay and "Watson' got pretty well bunched, a little back of the center of their side. Osborne sits just to the rear of Gen eral Banks. Buckalow, Maish and Mutch lergot fairly good seats on the Democratic side. "WHEBE LOCAL MmmyB'i SIT. Bayne, though deferred dangerouslylong, got a good chair just to the rear of his old seat, which latter had been captured by Henry Cabot Lodge. DalzellwaS forced to take a seat in the rear row, bnt a few chairs farther from the center aisle than Bayne, and Darlington, whose number was among the very last to come out of the box, got about the worst seat on the Bepublican side, jn the rear row.far away to the extreme left, into whose Egyptian gloom the eyes of the keenest-sighted Speaker never penetrate. ne is an ODiiterated yuater. Of the prominent Damocrats, Brecken ridge, of Kentucky, got his old seat; Springer got near his old seat by a little sharp practice; Holman was away down in the list, but also struck near his former seat. Boswell P. Flower and General Spinola got into the front row, and the "Little Giant," McCarthy, sandwiched himself between them. The most brilliant EDot in the Honp however, is that on the Bepublican side, where, in one row, well backand next the center aisle, commanding a good view of the House, are McKinley, Hitt, Henry Cabot Lodge, Adams, of Illinois, and back of them Houk, McComas, Bayne, Butter worth and Burrows. This spot will domi nate the House of the Fifty-nrst Congress. The committee appointed by Speaker Beed to wait on the President and inform him that Congress was in session and awaited a message from him consists of Messrs. Cannon, McKinley and Carlisle. Lightnee. SCENES IN THE SENATE. Another Great Crowd Present The Cere monies Dignified ns Usual "Lond Ap. Dlnnio Upon tbe Introduction of tbe Two Dakotas' New Senators. TOOK A BTATT COSBXSFOSnXKT.1 "Washington, December 2. To some ex tent the scene of crowding on tho House side was paralleled at the Senate. The galleries were jammed, except that of the correspond ents. The writers were mostly in the House wing. The probabilities are that the subject of the quadri-centennial exhibition to com. memor&te Columbus' discovery of America will be one of the early matters to occupy the attention of Congress. Senator Aldrich to-day introduced a resolution asking for the appointment of a committee of nine Senators, to whom should , be referred all matters, pertainin? to this, subject. The proposition was laid over for the time being, but Senators are expecting soon to have to settle the question as to where the Expo sition shall go. FOEEIQN ONLOOKEBS. The diplomatic gallery was well filled by a number of the foreign delegates to the Maritime and Pan-American conferences, with their ladies. Sir Julian Pauncefote's robust ngnre was conspicuous in one. of the blue-lined benches, and the bewhiskered visage of Admiral JCoznekoff, of the Rus sian navy, looked down with interest on the scene below. Many of the desks were brightened by the Presence of flowers, that of Vice President torton being especially decorated in this manner. Several new desks have been placed on the floor since the adjournment of the last Congress for the use of the Sens tors Irom the four new States, those for the Mon tana Representatives being placed on the Democratic, side. As Montana has not yet chosen her Senators, these two desks re mained unoccupied to-day. After prayer by the Chaplain. Vice Presi dent Morton took the oath of eftee as Presi- dent Of the Senate, Mr. tering it. Chandler adminis- HEW SENAI0B3 SWORN In. The .first business demanding attention was the receipt of the credentials of Messrs. Dixon, of Bhode Island, Moody and Petti grew, of South Dakota, Allen, and Squire, of "Washington, nnd Casey, of North Da kota. Senator Pierce, of North Dakota, was not present, having been detained on his way here. The credentials were ac cepted, and the representatives of the new States, together with Mr. Dixon, from" the old one, were given the oath of office. As each ot them was escorted to the desk by a Senator, and took the oatb, they were greeted with round after round of applause from a largo contingent ot Dakotans in the galleries, who came here in four cars to wit ness the ceremony. That being over, the Senate settled back into its accustomed serenity, and bnsiness proceeded as though tt had been in session a month. Resolution after resolution was offered and referred to its appropriate com mittee, and then, after having been in session a trifle over half an hour, the Senate adjourned. Lightnee. MOEE MONEY NEEDED. . Secretary Wlodom Asks for 817,000,000 More to Bnn tho Government Tbnn It Took Last Your Pensions nnd Pub lic Work More Costly. FB01I A STAFF COEItESrOjrDETT.J Washington, December 2. The Secre tary of the Treasury to-day sent to the House the estimates of appropriations re quired for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1891. Among the amounts asked for are the following: 0249,000 for the completion of the Pittsburg public building; J 7,000 for re pairs to the Marine Hospital at Pittsburg; $1,000 for rebuilding the stone inclosing wall on the river front at the Allegheny ar senal, where it has .been weakened by floods and the constant passing of trains; $10,000 for new machinery at Frankford arsenal, and $1,800 to improve the drainage at the same place. The grand total of the estimates is $341, 428,977. The estimates show an increase as compared with the appropriations for the current fiscal year, as follows: Legislative, 571,640; Executive proper, 816,980; "War Department, $8,443,447; Navy Department, $2,092,939; Interior Department, $4,269,602; Postoflice Department, $7,046,902; Depart ment of Agriculture, $119,392; Department ol Labor, $14,170. The estimates are less than the appropriations in the following departments: Department 'of State, $496, 251; Treasury Department, $3,630,379; De partment of justice, $15,302. The estimates of 1891 are $17,961,489 in excess of the estimates for 1890. The prin cipal increase in the estimates is for pen sions and public works, the former exceed ing the appropatiations for the present year by $8,827,816, and the latter exceeding the appropriations by $6,996,272. COWLES SLAPS CARLISLE. A Bo at hern member Wbo Toted far Cnm mines for Speaker. rrBOH A STAIT COBBXSFOXSEXT.l "WASHiNGTON.December 2. A good deal of amusement was excited in the House to day, by the vote of Mr.Cowles, of NorthCaro lina, for Amos Cummings for Speaker. At the time nobody knew what it meant, but it crops out that it "was Cowles' way of avenging himself on Speaker Carlisle for the latter's refusal to recognize him to offer his bill for the repeal of the tobacco tax at the cIosb of the last session. Mr. Cowles has recently been writing let ters to the press of North Carolina, showing that Carlisle and Mills are opposed to the attention secure men- Cummintrs in his "storv" of the House proceedings, Mr. Cowles cast his vote for the New York journalist-Congressman for Speaker. A Senatorial Cancns To-Day. "Washington, December .2. A call has been issued for a caucus of Bepublican Senators to be held to-morrow after adjourn ment of the Senate. The question of assign ing the new Senators to committees will be discussed. SEARCH FOR THE DEAD. Several Bodies of Victims of tbe Mlnnenp oils Fire Not Yet Found. Minneapolis, Decembers. It has not yet been definitely ascertained whether or not there are more bodies in the ruins of the Tribune building, it being impossible as yet to institute a thorough search. "Who the men were who were seen to shoot them selves rather than suffer from the flames, has not yet been decided. The women and chil-. dren who went up into the building shortly oeiore me nre DroKe out nave turned up safe. Measures for relief of the sufferers and the families of the victims are actively under way. The Coroner is collecting evidence in the case and a thorough investigation of the whole matter is assured, together with the placing of whatever biame may attach to those connected with the ownership and management of the building. There'is much indignation expressed by the public gener ally on the subject and the thorough silting of the matter by the proper officials will fol low. After the identification ot the bodies and testimony as to the manner of their deaths the inquest was adjourned. BLAINE HADE A BLUNDER. He Thoucht a Cnblo Was About Laid That Hasn't Been Began. ISFSCUL TZLEOBAM TO THE BISFATC1I.1 Charleston, S. C, December 2, The true story about the French cable from Hayti to Charleston was learned to-day. Secretary Blaine telegraphed to Gover nor Bichardson that the French Ca ble Company desired to land their cable at this place, November 20, the cable being laid from Hayti to Charleston, to connect with the Postal Telegraph and Mackay-Bennett cable. Mr. Blaine blun dered. "What the company asked was that thev be notified bv November 20, whether the'permission to land their cable would be. granted. ,The French Company is making prepara tions to start out the cable-laying expedU tion, and do not expect to reach here for several months. The scheme of the company is to lay a cable from Charleston to Hayti, and between Hayti and South America. " SEVENTEEN MEN INJOBED. A Bide on a Flat Car Ends tn a Scrlons MUhnp. East TAWAs, Mich., .December 2. About thirtv men, working at Sage's camp; started for work before daylight on a flat car. Theybacked onto-a sleeper over-hang-ing the track and seventeen men.were more or less injured. Four of them were brought here, one with a broken leg, one had an ear torn off and the other two men severely injured. DISSENSION BATHEE THAN UNION. Panama Citizens Have Little Unlth tn the . Pan-American Congress. New Yobk, December 2. A dispatch from Panama dated November 25, says: Many believe the Pan-American Congress which is now in session, "Will cause dissen sion,, rather than be the constructor of a permanent nnion with a permanent state of peace throughout the five republics, with which it U proposed to form the union, ..". L ':- ''. - .- -,- raws TrPvf w&rasww WFrnp ?. PITTSBUEG, TIIESp&g. TWO BIG FAILURES. : -,? ; .. v..: ' Two of Philadelphia Finns Collapse, Owing Hearty a Millionc PUBLISHER SINGERLY IS CAUGHT Bj tie Closing; of a.fiousd in WMcfi Ha Waa Greatlj Interested. . y, HIS 8URPBI8E KNOWS BO BOWDS A Dm;, aaJ OhMaleal Firm Assljas, With UallliUes Of 1300,000. ' Philadelphia-was struck hard yesterday by two big failures. The stockinette manu facturing firm, of Lewis Coz & Co. was' the first, for about $500,000, involving Mr. Singerly, the wealthy publisher, and that was followed by a drng firm that failed for $300,000. - ,, rsrzcLU. teliohjlm to tuts dispatch; Philadelphia, December 2. Tho an nouncement that Lewis S. Cox & Co, had failed, which was on the street soon after the beginning of business this morning, was the biggest surprise that has come upon the Philadelphia business community foralong time. It .has been known for a long time that Mr. "William M. Singerly was in some way identified with the firm. h Lewis' S. Cox & Co, conducted a very large stockinette mill at Eighth and Dan phin streets and the handsome store, 1220 Chestnut street, had their name 'over the door. Very soon after court opened this morning judgments with executions were entered in the Common Pleas Court against Lewis S. Cox & Co. and Lewis S. Cox, givt ing the residence of Mr. Cox as Ogontz,Pa., for $185,000 on a judgment note dated De cember 2. 1889, and payable on demand to George Victor, of New York, trustee for Frederick, Victor & Acheles for the amount of $100,000; for Schefer, Schram Ss Vogel, $30,000: for John Dobson, $25,000; for the Quaker Citv Dye "Works Company, $20,000$ for the Quakertown National Bank, $5,000; for the First National Bank of NewtowS, Pa., $5,000. NO deed op assignment yet. There has been no deed of assignment as yet Mr. "W. "W. Ledyard, of Third street, is the counsel. Mr. "William M. Singerly learned of the judgments about 1:15 o'clock this after noon through indirect channels, and was completely taken backby the news. "That's been done to cut me off," exclaimed the publisher, throwing himself back in a chair in his sanctum in the Jtecora building. "Why, Cox had an engagement- with me' here to-day." "With that he hurried away to consult his lawyers. Mr. Singerly's connection with Lewis S. Cox & Co. dates from a period just anterior to the opening of the handsome retail store, 1220 Chestnut street, about three years ago, an event which caused a sensation among shoppers and tradesmen on account of the general atmosphere of elegance about the place and its lavish display of goods. Mr. Cox manufactured his product, consisting mainly of stockinette goods, in a large mill at Eighth and 'Dauphin streets. TEUSTED HIM TO THE LIMIT. Mr. Singerly, whose, capital built the Chestnut street store and sustained the manufactory, placed implicit confidence in Mr. Cox's business acquirements, so much sd.thathis Investments in the concern t to J datg;afe said tcranjouDt.to-fcJUO.wo, itira' known fact that the trade of the house had not prospered of late to the satisfaction of the parties, and within the past year, for self-protection, Mr. Singerly placed Magis trate Richard J. Lennon in charge of the down-town store, and made his son-in-law. James S. McCartney, the financial manager of the business, with headquarters at the Dauphin street factory. Since the opening of the fall trade the business outlook has been more encour aging, and the entering up ot the judgment notes this morning came to many like a thunderbolt out of a clear sky, and to no one was it a greater surprise than to Singerly and Lennon. sib. sinoeelys subfbise. Lewis S. Cox was reported ill, and would not permit himself to be seen, and William M. Singerly said he had nothing to say, be cause it was all a surprise to him. The store at 1220 Chestnnt street .was levied on by the Sheriff lato this afternoon. A telegram from New York says J "An attachment for $38,467 was obtained to-day by Blumenstiel & Hirsch against Lewis S. Cox & Co., manufacturers of knit goods, at 385 Broadway, Bnd at Philadelphia, for goods" sold, and the Sheriff is in possession of the New York office.". The Mellor & Bittenhouse Comnanv. of .ETuiiaueipuia, znauuiauiureiB ox drugs ana chemicals, also assigned to-day. The com pany was organized in 1886, with a capital of $200,000. An officer of the company to night estimated that the liabilities wonld reach $300,000. A HEW COKE FIELD. J. W. Moore Purchases a Large Tract of Indiana Coanty Coal Land. rSFSCIAI. TELXOKAX TO TSZ SISPATCB.1 Gbeensbubg, Pa., December 2,-J. "W. Moore, who recently disposed of his coke interests in the Connellsville region, will, it is reliably given out, embark in the business again. Through an agent he has just made a purchase of a big tract of land in Indiana county. The tract contains about 2,500 acres, and is located in the neighborhood of the village of Homer. It is understood that a seven-toot vein of cok ing coal underlies the property. The'price paid is not given, but a portion of the land was bought for the small sum of $20 per acre. Coke making is comparatively un known in that section, there being but one small plant of 20 or 20 ovens in the region. The coke made from the coal mined there, unlikeihe Conneljsville coke, does not re quire "washing, a matter of much import ance to the operator as regards a saving of labor. It is expected that a connecting line from the Indiana Branch Bailroad will be built to the field. WHAT WOOL QBOWEES WANT, The Amended fiennto Bill Llltely to Be Ap proved by Them. "Washington, December 2. A prelim inary meeting of the National "Wool Grow ers' Association was held here to-day. Ow ing to the non-arrival of a large number of delegates, the regular business of the meet ing was postponed until to-morrow after noon, when a large number of the leading wool growers of tbe country are expected to be Dresent It Is understood that that part of ttie Mills bill relating to wool and 'woollens, as amended and passed, by the Senate at the last session of Congress, will receive the in dorsement and support of the association. An Altoona Brakemnn Killed. rSrSCIALTZLXOBAlt TO) TOT DISPATCH.! Altoona, Pa., December 2. George Aikison, employed as a brakeman on the middle division of the Pennsylvania Bail road Company, was instantly killed this morning while, attempting to make a coup ling at flhoenberger station, near, Hunting, don. He was caught between the dead woods, He waa toarned &ad resided in thii ettv " - - ' DEOEMBEB '3, 1589. HIS 0ABEERMDED. Death ot Samuel WllkcsB-RoiH Up of a Life Fall of Honors and Hard ' Work A Lawyer Wbo Couldn't Keep Oat of JosraalUsi., rsrscui. tzlxqbau to tb nsrATCit.l New Yobk, December 2 vThe death of Samnel Wilkeson occurred-tiiis evening, at bis borne in ibis city. Since lis retirement from duty (s Secretary of the Northern Pacific Bailroad. Company on October 17, Mr. "Wilkeson'a bealth has been far from robust. For several months prior to that event it had vielded Verr ranidlv. Samuel "Wilkeson was 52 years old when, " m cnosen secretary oi me jaonueru Pacific Bailroad Company, He .was born in Buffalo in 1817, graduated from. Union Col lege, was educated to the bar. under Daniel Cady, the traditional great lawyer of " the State of New York, and in 1840 admitted to practice a profession from which he was al ways turning aside to write for' a newspaper. In 1856 in Buffalo, he started a radical, liberal daily paper, 37ie Democracy. From that paper, on the persuasion of Governor Seward and Thurlow weed, he went to the Albany Evening Journal, buying Thurlow Weed's and George Dawson's interests, and editing it as principal owner. His health gave way in the second year of his work in Albany, and he was compelled to sell out and go into ntter idleness. A year and a half of rest gave him the heart to accept ,an invita tion from Horace Greeley to come on the editorial staff of the New York 2Vune. In politics Mr. "Wilkeson was a Bepub lican. He leaves a widow, a daughter of the late Judge Cady, and two sons, Samuel. Jr., a resident of Tacoma, "Wash., and Frank, a well-known newspaper correspond- pf Norristown. Pa. His eldest son. Bavardf. Was killed while in command of a battery of muuery ai tne Datue ot uetiysourg. THE C0BNEB-ST0NE LAID For a Lodging Hoase for Deiervlnii Tonne Women In New York.- rSPECIAI.Tr LEO BAM TO TBS DISPATCH. I New Yoee, December 2. Mrs. Elliott F. ShepardJald the corner-stone to-day of a new lodging house for young women who come to New York in search of work, at 14 East Sixteenth street, andlOO friends of the generous daughter of the Vanderbilts stood grouped picturesquelv among the heaps of uncut stone and builders' materials. The Bev. "W. B, Huntington, D. D., of Grace Church, read a collect, and the Bev. John Hall, D. D., made a prayer. Then came an address by Dr. Chauncey M. Depew, after which Mrs. Shepard took the silver trowel, the gift of the Executive Committee of the Young "Woman's Christian Association, of wnicn sne is a memDer, and laid tne stone with the words, "I lay this cornerstone in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost. Amen." There will be two entrances, one to the restaurant, occupying the ground floor, where the girls can get their meals at a merely nominal charge, and the other lead ing to tbe sleeping apartments above. There will be 85 bedrooms; arranged abont a large central light shaft FIEE WIPES OUT A LAKDMABK. Belmont, tho Old Samuel' Meredith Home stead, Entirely Consumed. tSrECIAX.TBLZOUAJITOTHS DZSFATCIX.1 Cabbosdale, December 2. The Mere dith homestead, familiarly known as Bel mont, in Mi Pleasant township, "Wayne county, was destroyed by fire last night. The dwelling was one of the handsomest in this region, and notwithstanding the fact r'Ast-itJ-ss-the.oldest structure in "Wayne county, it was well preserved. The build ing was erected by Samuel Meredith, the first Treasurer of the United States, in the year 1817, and beneath its roof many of the distinguished statesmen who were asso ciated with the early history of theJJepnb lio were royally entertained. Here the first custodian of the nation's surplus lived and ' died, and around Belmont are clustered many events which form an important part of the early history of this country. The property passed into the hands of the present owner, James "W. Fowler, more than 20 years ago. The origin of the fire is unknown. The building was entirely con sumed. TACKLING THE TBUSTS. Another Step In tho War Being Waged by Dllisonrl. rSFZCIAI TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l Jefpebson City, Mo., December 2. Secretary of State Lesueur to-day inaugu rated a new test of the anti-trust law by serving notice upon .the Quick-Meal Stove Company, of St. Louis, a foreign corpora tion, that unless they withdraw within 30 days from the combination in which they are illegally interested, he would revoke their charter. This is the first fight made on loreign corporations. The answer of the stove company opens a new point in the litigation. The company sets forth that it is operating under a United : States patent, and that the patent is a license to manufacture, and cannot be ob structed by the State. COBNELIUS 0'LEABI CGAZI. The Son of tho Woman Wbo Owaedftho Cow That Fired Chicago. Joliet, III., December 2. Cornelius O'Learyhas gone insane, and. was taken from prison to-day to an insane asylum. He was sent down in 1886 on a 40-year sentence for brutally murdering Katie Snyder, his mistress, and at the time of the murder, be cause his own sister interfered to save tbe Snyder woman's life, he turned his revolver on his sisterand also shot her to death. He is.a son of the famous Mrs. O'Leary who owned the cow that kicked over the lamp that set the fire that burned Chicago. WOULD-BE BOBBERS SENTENCED. Three Men Convicted of Conspiracy and Sent to tbo Poo. Denveb, Col., December 2. Judge Decker, of the. District Court, to-day sen tenced ex-Lieutenant of Police James Con- ,nor and James Marshall, of Kansas City, to two years in, jail and a nne oi $i,uuu. Charles Connors received a sentence of one year and aflne of $500. The men were recently convicted of a con spiracy to rob the Bio Grande express train last April. An appeal will be taken to the Supreme Court. ' ATBOOK STOPPED TB.E BULLET. A Harder Prevented by the Contents of a '"' Vest Pocket. Kalamazoo, December 2. Dr. Morris Gibbs walked into the American House this afternoon and coolly placing a pistol ai the side of F. E; Michencr, fired. A stub-book in Michetier'g side pocket prevented serious results. The doctor tried to shoot again, but was prevented. Dr. Gibbs alleges that Miohener induced Mrs. Gibbs to abandon her husband two months ago. Miohener denies the charge. Looking for a Speedy Change. rSPBCIAt. TEL60EAK TO TOT DISPATCH.! "Washington, December 2. Messrs. Carothers and Stone, of McKeesport, were here to-day, in the interests of a. change in the chief of postoflice at that place. It Is hH that a change will probably be' made :eov ' , -; . . v . . .-' , . SEAimq HIS WIFE. A Wealthy Paralytic Having a Hard Time Trying to Get Eid of HIS TROUBLESOME W0ESB HALF. He leaves Her Several Times, TJut in Tain, as She Invariably FASTENS HERSELF ON HIS AGAIN. He Has How left Her Again, Taking ill of Bis Foral tore With Elm. A wealthy New York paralytic, Mr. Frederick "W. Engels, is having a hard time trying to shake bis wife. He' has left her several times, but she has heretofore found him and treated him very unkindly. His last attempt, though, bis friends think will prove successful. rSFECIAC TELEGRAM TO TOT DISPATCn.1 New' Yobk, December2. Frederick "W. Engels, a wealthy paralytic who was spir ited away from his wi.'e in the Sherman flats, 150 "West Forly-eighth street, last Feb ruary, went through a similar experience one night last week. Mr. Engels baa a country' residence at Bockviile Center. He was stricken with paraly sis in the legs about a year and a half ago. On November 20 of last year he was taken to New York for treatment, "While staying at the Bossmore Hotel he became acquainted I with a German woman, 'who was known as .erancesca Msrgererta Aiensneu. mo rented a suit of rooms in the Sherman flats, and married his acquaintance of the Boss more Hotel there on Thanksgiving Day after their first meeting. Mrs. Engels is described as a blonde of fine physique. She at once interested herself in her husband's health. A physician exam ined him and advised a trip to Bermuda. Mr. Engels consulted his attorney, George A. Mott, who interfered to prevent the pro posed trip. The pair quarreled, and he said his wife abused him. SEVERAL TBUCES PATCHED UP. . Mr. Engels' brother Paul and Attorney Mott were sent for several times by the paralytic, and they always succeeded in patching up a truce between the - two. Finally, Mr. Engels told his attorney that he could not endure his wife's treatment any longer, and asked that a separation be brought about. Mr. Engels said he wanted to leave the flat. His wife had gone to con sult her attorney. A bold course was resolved upon. Four express wagons and a coach were hired, and the apartments were stripped of their hand some furniture and decorations, which were loaded on the wagons. They were all sent away in different directions, so that their destination should, not be indicated. Mr. Engela was put in the coach with a colored attendant and his 13-year-old son, and driven in a circuitous route to the Thirty-fourth street ferry, and across to a hotel in Long Island City. -The wagons with the furniture arrived- at the Long Island Bailroad depot abont the same time, and the effects were. shipped to Mr. Engels' country home in Bockviile Center, L. I. PBEVENTED ONCE MOBE. Mrs. Engels was'not long in discovering her husband's whereabouts. After one or two visits she succeeded in regaining her husband's affection, and she was installed as mistress of the household. Soon after this Mr. Engels began to complain again of his wife's treatment; ' Bockviile Center was startled one morning by a report that an attempt had been made to poison Mr. jungeiB. .rnysicians were sent' lor in haste. They disagreed as to the cause of Mr. Engels' sudden sickness, some holding that it was occasioned by the progress of his . disease. Mrs. Engels left her husband once or twice after this. Last August Mr. Engels took his resi dence in New York again, in a suite of rooms in the first floor of a flat on Forty seventh street and Broadway. Mrs. Engels rented a, house in Forty-eighth street, where she let rooms'. to gentlemen. It is said she spent the day -with Mr. Engels and the night in her Forty-eighth street house. ' AGAIN TBEATED UNKINDLY. Mr. Engels had notbeen in his new home long before he began to complain of his wife's unkind treatment. Two weeks ago he telegraphed for his brother and Lawyer Mott. He wanted to be taken back to his place in Bockviile Center. "When Mrs. Engels learned of the visit of Mr. Mott and Mr. Engels' brother she became suspicious and kept a close watch on the flat. One night last week she received an urgent message calling her away from the flat. She had hardly got out of sight before a large inclosed furniture van was driven up. The doors were flung open and Mr. Engels was carried down stairs and placed on a bed in the van which had been prepared specially for the occasion. Accompanied by his nurses, Attorney Mott, his brother and his eldest boy, Mr. Engels was driven that night 26 miles, to his country home in Bockviile Center. Nothing has been heard from Mrs. Engels since. A MAN OP MONEY. Mr. Engels' condition is becoming worse daily. His physicians say he cannot live much longer. His first wife died about, two years ago, leaving four children, three boys and one girl. She was the daughter of Eobert Stafford, a millionaire cotton planter of Columbia, S. O. After her death, the New London (Conn.) courts awarded her children $121,090 as her share of her father's estate. This sum was re duced, bv costs and otherwise, to $90,000. Mr. Engels was appointed guardian, with an allowance of $4,000 a year for the chil dren's support. Soon after the trouble between Engels and his wife, the courts, on petition, substituted Mr. Engels' brother, Paul, as guardian of the children. A suit has been begun in tho Georgia courts by Attorney Mott, to recover possession of the Cumberland Islands for the children. It is alleged that these islands, which are very valuable, belonged to their grand father, Eobert Stafford, and that they are now held illegally by other persons.' SPAIN THE NEXT NATION. Republicans Bent on Making an Attack on the Monarchy. London, December 3. The Lis"bon cor respondent of the Times says that the Span ish and Portuguese Governments have been apprised that the Republicans are bent upon attacking the Spanish monarchy through -Portugal. Only the Boandnry Question Bothers. Otta"WA, Dec 2. It is stated that all negotiations between England and tbe United States, as affecting Canada; have narrowed down to correspondence in regard to the Behring Sea and Alaska boundary ?uest!on. Hopes are entertained of a satis acto'ry settlement before next season. Jefferson Davis Apparently Better. New Obleans, December 2. If any change in Jefferson Davis' condition it is for the better. The patient's extreme weak ness makes it difficult for his physicians to give any definite opinion. Mr. Day, is fails to take sufficient nourishment to strengthen him. A Noted Temperance Worker Dead. Salisbury, Mass., December 2. Mrs. Anm'er H. Martendale, for years Vice President of the National Wossaa'a Chris tian unies.. is dead. MiV; Ia ii5 -f4i .ITALIAN (eTTkea easeni in BTVAkTCM "WsVssisV :SS3Fi.jff,A.S. stae bouters wMKQgfELS ONTHEJMR: i A Decision of the Soprem Ceart Ai Them A Neat Scheme to Get Far fr Services Never Performed -Vivid Reminders of Borsey's Day. "Washington, December 2. The Su preme Court of the United States to-day rendered aa opinion in the case of the. United States against Bradley Barlow and J. L. Anderson, brought on an appeal from the Circuit Court for the district of Col orado. This case grows outot one of the star route contracts, which a lew years age . attracted general attention. The defend ants in 1878 were sub-contractors for carry ing the mails from Garland to Ouray, Col., passing by Lake City. For 10 miles, the distance between. Lake City and Ouray, .the route layover the mountains, and was almost impassable at times, making the service slow and irregular. In order to avoid passing over this mountain the depart ment changed the route, and a detour of 110 miles over a good road was ordered and the service was also expedited. The contractors claimed and were allowed a largely in creased compensation, their new contract being adjusted solely on the basis, of' the In creased distance and speed, no allowance being madefor the more practicable character of tbe route. Upon the representations of the contract ors compensation was also given for the dif ference between 22 horses and 11 men under the old schedule, and G6 horses and 23 men under the new schedule, although, as a fact, no additional help was employed. The Government sought to recover this excessive payment, but were defeated, the court hold ing that the Government could not recover unless it was shown that there was frand on the part of the officers of the Department. This court, in an opinion by Justice Field, overrules that decision, and holds that the contractors are equally liable, whether the Government- officers participated in the .fraud or were formerly imposed upon. A FLOOD OF BEEB Flows From a Jersey Brewery Jest After an Ammonia Explosion. rsrzciAi. txlxobax to tot dispatcii.t New Yobk,' December ,2. Eight thou sand barrels of beer got loose in the streets oi the upper part of Newark, N. J., early this afternoon. "While the men of the C. Trefz Brewing 'Company were at dinner something burst with a lond explosion, which startled everybody in the neighbor hood and blew out the windows and a part of the wall of the new part of the brewery in Bankin street. Tor-rents of beer gushed from all the windows, and, overflowing the gutters, poured into cellars on the opposite side of Banian street. People living in the neighborhood fled from their houses in terror.,. On reaching the street they were nearly sunocated by the stifling fumes of ammonia escaping from the brewery. This odor gave a clew to the cause of the explosion. The part of the brewery in which the calamity occurred was used for "resting" and fermenting beer, and the pipes of the ice machine traversed all three floors. It Is thought that one of the coils containing condensed ammonia burst under pressure, and that the force of the ex plosion rent nearly all of the 50 huge vats in the building. The walls of the building were sprung and the floors so loosened as to make them dangerous to use. Nobody-was hurt; but the damage done is estimated at $175,000.at least. It is one of the plants recently purchased by the British syndicate, and is ran by Mrs. Christian Trefz. HTSTpiOUSLI MISSING. An Express Employe Gone, bat His Clothing Left by His Bedside. Gband Bapids, Mich., December 2. Clarence J. Toot, cashier and bill clerk in the United States Express office in this city, is missing under very mysterious cir cumstances. "When Calvin J. Cham berlain entered the office this morning and went back' to the room where young Toot slept he fonnd that the young man's bed was empty and he was gone, but his clothing was there, both the suits he kept in the building, his hat, shoes, stock ings, etc His watch and his revolver, which was codked, lay on the floor near the bed. In his clothing was his money, also bis keys and all other personal effects. A search of the premises disclosed the fact the money safe was shut, and later the con tents were found intact. The other safe, for valuables, was opened. Two packages of tickets or vouchers, val ueless save to the owner, were torn and lay on the floor. Further search discovered the loss of two packages from the firm of Fox Bros. & Co., of Cincinnati, diamond brokers. Nothing else is missing so far as Mr. Stanton, the agent, can discover. Many theories are rife as to the cause of Toot's dis appearance, and thus far all search has failed to discover any clew to him. Foul play is feared. WON'T PAI THEIB BILLS. Tho Expenses of Entertaining Pan-AraorN can Junketers Not Saddled an a City. Kansas City, December 2. Judge Henry made the injunction in the case of D. B. Morrison against the City Auditor, . the City Controller and the City Treasurer perpetual this morning. Morrison sought an injunction to restrain the officers men tioned from drawing warrants for and pay ing bills amounting to $994, being the ex penses incurred in entertaining the dele gates to the Pan-American Congress while in this city. "When the original ordinance, appropri ating $1,000 for the entertainment ot the guests, passed the Council, Mayor Daven port vetoed it. The' Council then passed tho ordinance over the veto. The injunc tion grew out of the friction thus caused be tween the Mayor and the Council. YICTIHS OF THE FAITH CUBE. Ono Woman Bled and Another Dying for Lack of Medical Attention. Kansas City, December 2. Mrs. James Lythe, the wife of a wealthy farmer of Liv ingston county, died at her home there yes terday from lack of medical attention. Mrs. Lythe' was a believer in Christian science, and relied for her recovery upon the faith cure Her sister, Mrs. "White, a wealthy widow, is dying, and she, too, will allow no physi cian to see her, trusting like her sister to the faith cure. ALL LOST BUT FOUB. Nineteen Sailors Perish to a Wreck la Japanesa Waters. San Feancisco, December 2. Among the arrivals on the steamer Gaelic from China yesterday were four sailors, the sole survivors of 23 of the American ship Cheese brougb, which was wrecked on October SO at Tsgaru Straits, Japan, while en route from Hakodadl to New York. The Cheesebrough was a wooden ship of 1.500 tons harden, named after Captain A. Cheesebrough, of this city, and was valued at abont $-10,000. Probably Fatal Accident. Cornelius Kennedy, a Panhandle brake man, having a wife and three children at 278 Spring alley, was probably fatally hurt about midnight, being caught between bamsen .while, ooepling in the yard. He &T'L'SS ;, waa'take to" West Psm Hot jitaL FAJ.rewswwedf'' - v -'--?J i..r..: ' '.i:."L: .. - '.'fX ICDUHIJI TipilJ IcwtBm advertise la THS IFATCH. 'Keat,Est4ta can be sold through advor- xixx. utarA-xva. . -, THREE CENTS; Cincinnati Officer's Chase After1. Two Trunks Fall of Diamonds. LOCATED AND.CAPTUKED AT-EAST, After a Desperate Struggle WithaConpIa-. of Determined Hen. '" " ' ' r. SEQUEL TO' A BIO HEWTOEK PAHITBll Tie Rectos Stones Beaconed and Hustled Off -law Ksntscky. A Cincinnati deputy sheriff had an ex-. citing time yesterday. He succeeded, after a long hunt, in locating two trunks filled with' precious stones and jewelry, on which, he served an attachment from a Boston firm for $1,000. which was paid, after which the jewelry was hustled off to some point in Kentucky. It was part of the property of a New York firm, lately failed, and whom assets were reported as wanting. tSrXOAI. TXLXOSAU TO TOT DISPATCH.! Cincinnati, December 2. One of the largest attachments ever made in this city took place at the Palace Hotel this after' noon. The attachment may also lead to the investigation of an assignment made by a ' big New York jewelry house several days ago. The seizure was made by Deputy Sheriff Cormany, who captured between. $125,000 and $150,000 worth of jewelry, which was released on. payment of the claim and costs, after which the -stuff was hurriedly taken to Kentucky and concealed. Several days ago the big jewelry house of Stern & Stern, in New York City, made aa assignment, owing over $200,000, but left little or no assets. The assignment caused a flurry among the creditors, most of whom . were manufacturers and importers, and there were a number of suits. SOME ASSETS POUND. One of Stern & Stem's traveling men is ' Joseph Phillips, who lives at 352 Freeman avenue, this city. He had in his possession ' two trunks full of jewelry. Someone noti fied Totten & Totten, of Boston, who en tered suit in the Superior Court to-day, io recover $1,000. A writ of attachment was issued, and Deputy Jake Cormany was de tailed to locate the trunks. He had been given a pointer that the trunks' were in, , Bussell's jewelry store, in the Arcade. Cormany called at Busseil's, only to be told, that they were at tbe Grand Central depot. uormany jumped into a hack and went to the Grand Central denot, but they were not there. He next visited the Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton depot, bnt still he did not find the trunks. Then he went to Phillips' home, on Freeman avenue, where ' he was told the trunks were at the Cincin nati, Hamilton and Dayton depot, billed to Detroit. A HUNT rOB THE STUFF. Cormany hurried back to the depot, but did not find the stuff. He then proceeded to the Cincinnati Bus Company, where he found that the trunks were checked with tags Nos. 227 and G4, and were at the Palace Hotel. 4- . Cormany arrived at the Palace just in tim. A big express wagon was backed up ' in front of the door, the driver oi wnich. said he had instructions to' drive over to . Covington as fast as his horse could go.: Cormany then bribed one of the employes, who. located the trunks. Cormany took' , possession oi mem ana waited until tbe ar rival of the supposed owners. They showed. ud in tne rjersons or Jacob Htern. one of thn firm, and Phillips, his salesman. Cormany served them with the papers and started to leave with the trunks. Both men, however, Jumped on Cormany and tried to take the trunks by force. The' officer, however, stood them off, with his hand on his hip pocket, until an express man could remove the trunks to the Sheriff's office Here they were locked up in a vault. CONTENTS OI THE TBUNKS. After the goods had been in possession of tne snerux arrant an nour, stem and inu lips showed up at the office and paid the claim, and the trunks were released. Stem. opened the trunks, whioh were iound to eon- & tain nothing but loose diamonds, and jew elry of the finest kintL There were over a hatful of loose diamonds, twice as many rubies, emeralds and other precious stones, and some very fine jewelry. As Stem closed and locked the trunks he remarked: "Those are worth nearly $150,000." The trunks were loaded into an express wagon, and the driver was instructed to put life in his horse and make for the Little Miami depot, where Stem and his trunks full of jewels left over the Louisville and Nashville road for some place in Kentucky. A BAD MAN SNAILED. McMnlllns, tbe Jailbird, Is Wanted at Johnstown for Larceny. James McMullins, a notorious criminal, yesterday was arrested in Pittsburg on a warrant issued by 'Squire Hart, of Johns town, for the larceny of jewelry and cloth ing. McMullins began his criminal career 15 years ago by burglarizing a number of f houses in company with Joseph Keever. They were sentenced respectively to, 20 ' and 29 years in the penitentiary. For good ' behavior McMullin's term was commuted and he was released last July. During the flood he went to Johnstown and worked as a cook. It is said that a week ago he robbed a till in Allegheny, "holding up" the store keeper with a pistol. EPILEPSI CAUSED HIS DEATH. The Coroner's Terdlet Upon tbo Remains of Charles A. Snyder. The Corner's inqnest on the death of ', Charles A. Snyder, who was found drowned " in Thornton creek last Saturday, was neld-; yesterday, and resulted in a verdict of acci--' dental drowning. The investigation developed that Snyder:. cumstances point to the conclusion that he '. was crossing tne unie onage over tne creeic. near Boyce station, when he was seized with ; a fit and fell into the creek, drowning h&- fore be regained consciousness. There was" s not a mars or scratch on his person to indi fatA fanl Til.. s.' i MILLS IDLE FOB GAS. A Return to Coal Is Made by tho Mine Forge Company. The scarcity of gas at the mills in jthej west End, Braddock, still continue, and! In consequence verv little work has been? done by the Braddock wire mill during the asttwo weeks. A line which is-being-J rough t in from the Mnrrysville field" will! connect wun tne wire company's line, at;; are now shut down for want of gas. 'i'M xne -Miller lorge nas returned to tne usoi of cool, and natural gas is only used for5 mnminauon ana under two inrnaces. STL. ..., 1.... 11.. o jnviuin vrsan-iB , 'l The Joint committees of the various mold-J era' organizations met last night to arrange? for a meeting on next Saturday evening,-, atj wnicn a joint vote wilt oe taxen on thej question as tt which- organization ahAlllrWl ceive tne-waste, ooay wiuin 11. ,U &' - j y i " wl5?.-f,iL-ji1tflf-.Si25.; '.