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ETery sneeessfnl Boslncss Man
THE' DISPATCH U the Best Medlmn
throagh which the Purchasing Pnbllo can
be reached. "
Wide-awake people always acan Its col
umn for Holiday Bargain. Now Is the
time to catch their eye.
A TALE OF WOE.
Sorely Afflicted Johnstown the
Scene of Another Aw
HORROR IN AN OPERA HOUSE
The Wild Alarm of Eire
Causes a Panic Costing
12 MET INSTAUT DEATH.
While Nearly a Hundred Other
'- Unfortunates Suffered Se
'CRUSHED IK ANAREOW STAIRWAY.
"The Tragic Act Which Suddenly Wonnd Up
a Peaceful Uncle Tom's Cabin
WOBK OF BECOYEEING THE BODIES
Last night, -while Stetson's Uncle Tom's
Cabin Company 'was playing at the newly
reopened Opera House in Johnstown, the
alarm of fire was raised. A wild
panic and a rnsh for the door
ensued. Hundreds of persons were
crushed in a narrow stairway, with horribly
fatal result. Twelve persons were in
stantly killed and 75 others injured, some
seriously. The presence of an excited crowd
made the task of recovering the dead and
rescuing the injured a very hard one.
rSTZCIAL. TTUOIUW TO THX SISFATCH.1
Johnstown, Pa., December 11, 2 A. m.
This city of disasters withonf parallel
has another horror. The dreadful visitation
came to-night, and, though its dead and in
jured victims do not number more than 100,
all told, it came upon them with even lesa
of warning or of preparation than the omens
that preceded the awful deluge of Slay 31.
Twelve persons at least were killed and 75
seriously injured as a result of a fire panic
at the Johnstown Opera House, which was
opened "to the public only one short fort
night ago. Stetson's "Uncle Tom's Cabin"
was the play, and there was a large audience
present, considering the very limited means
which Johnstown people now find at their
command for any kind of amusement pur
The Cry of Fire.
During the performance the cry of fire
was raised. To a people among whom any
sudden warning might mean so very much
to' those who had passed through the flood of
the century, and had not forgotten its hor
rors this cry was contagious. It spread
like wildfire itself, and was on
every lip in an instant Terrified and
panic-stricken, the hundreds of people in
the audience rushed, over seats, struggling
bodies and everything, toward the one
means of exit This, alas! was only a
single narrow stairway, and over one an
other, headlong and otherwise, the fright
ened people tumbled, regardless of the con
sequences. The Besalta Deadly Indeed.
That the loss of life and limb must be ter
rible, was easily discovered, long before all
the panicky people had got away from the
fated place. By 1:45 o'clock A. at., nine
dead bodies had been recovered from the
wreck of the stairs and auditorium, and
dozens upon dozens of the injured had
been assisted to doctors' offices
and drug stores for relief and restoration.
By 2 A. it, 10 dead bodies had been
counted out, and it seemed as if
,the number might yet be
swelled possibly doubled. The long -list
of, injured at this hour had reached 75, and
, there had been as yet only the most super-,
ficial and hasty of searches for either the;
rescued or the dead.
They Didn't Want to Walt.
,The Opera House was wrecked. Fire had
sot contributed as speedily to this end, in
deed, as the panic had. Moreover, for a
time there was positive doubt among those
who had escaped, whether the alarm had
been'a false one or a true. They weren't
taking any chances on its genuineness, once
-they became thoroughly alarmed. The rush
for life for that preeiousboon of which the
wicked waters had so nearly robbed them
all on that fatal Hay day was the only
controlling motive, now that the fiery ele
ment seemed to be upon them.
"This much has only been written on the
spur' of the moment just as the first
authentic news was passed from mouth to
mouth in the multitude that had soon
gathered about the fated spot Further
At the performance of Stetson's "Uncle
Tom's Cabin's" Company in Old Main
Street Opera House (rebuilt), a panic was
caused by the alarm of fire being given. The
hall was crowded, and in the rush for
the only exit which was reached by narrow
stairs, ten persons were Instantly crushed
to teatb, and probably T5 were seriously in-
; 'Naties of all the" killed and wounded can..
not be ascertained at present Among the
killed are Mrs. Nester and George Fisch
horn, the latter being a resident of Balti
more. A Necessary Drenching,
It was found necessary to turn a stream of
water in the crowd, from a fire engine
standing near, before the dead and
wounded could be taken out 'People
rushed from the outside up the narrow
stairs, and were crushed by the crowd forc
ing its way to the street
Another and later Story.
2:30 A. M. As the performance of
"Uncle Tom" was drawing to a close
the fire bell was rnng, causing a
frantic scramble for the exit There
were 500 or 600 men, women and children
in the hall, and, to gain the street, it was
necessary to pass down a narrow, walled-up
staircase and throagh a very narrrow door.
Sashing Both Ways.
The people from the streets rushed into
the door from the outside, and many were
crushed before they could be forced out It
was, therefore, necessary to turn the hose on
the crowd at the door before the rescuers
could get at the dead and wounded.
Twelve Fonnd Dead.
"When the crowd was driven away the fol
lowing persons were fonnd dead upon the
MISS CLARA BTJRNa
AN UNKNOWN WOMAN.
, The Inlnred.
Among the seriously-injured were:
man named weimer,
There are about 30 others injured; but
their names cannot be ascertained.
The alarm was false, and there are many
threats against the "unknown" who started
State Superintendent of Instruction Hlgbee
Has a Paralytic Stroke That May
ProTe Fatal Singular Fatality
In the State Departments.
ttttcux.mx.anin to thx bisfatcz.1
Habbisbubg, December 10. The em
blems of mourning which have draped the
massive columns in front of the Capitol
buildings for 30 days, in
memory of the late State
Treasurer Hart, were re
moved to-day, and they
had scarcely disappear
ed before news was re
ceived of the supposed
fatal illness of Prof.
of Pnblic Instruction,
who was stricken with
paralysis while stand-
So4 Superintended ing.oujihe platform at
Elghee. MlffllrTsUtlon, waiting
to take the train East
The fatality in the State Departments has
been terrible the past three years. Within
that period Auditor General Norris and
three clerks who served under him passed
away, Messrs. Guyger, of Philadelphia, Im
brie, of Beaver, and Storey, of Bntler, who
died a short time before State Treasurer
In the Treasury Department a son of ex
Speaker Graham and two other employes
have died, and a little over a month ago
Andy Pyne, chief page of the House, sud
denly expired. In the Department of In
ternal Affairs death also claimed one of the
If Prof. Higbee's illness should prove
fatal, which seems probable, 11 persons con
nected with the State Departments will have
died in three years.
HXSTEET OP AN INQUEST.
A Body Wanted by the Philadelphia Coroner,
Bnt It Cannot Be Fonnd.
rsrxciAi. teleobau to thi dispatch.!
Philadelphia, December 10. The
most mysterious and remarkable case in the
annals of the coroner's office will be inquired
into to-morrow afternoon, when the coroner
will begin a preliminary inquest to discover
the whereabouts of the body of Annie Mcin
tosh, a servant 22 years old, who
is reported to have died of
peritonitis, on November 21, at the honse of
Mrs. Ellen Behm. Dr. F. M. Murray, by
whom the young woman had been employed
as a domestic, will be subjected to a rigid
Suestioning. Mrs. Behm was arrested to
ay on a warrant, and was lodged in Moya
mensing prison, to insure her appearance at
the inquest Her husband has been sub
poenaed as a witness, as was also Dr. Alex
On November 23 an anonymous letter was
received at the Coroner's ofhee, stating that
two days before Annie Mcintosh had died,
and that the cause of death was peritonitis,
due. the writer believed, to the effects of
malpractice. Chief .Clerk Dugan, of the
Coroner's office, has ' ascertained that the
funeral did not take place. The girl's
body has not been located, and Dr.
Murray and Mrs. Behm. the Cor
oner says, have now told almost as many
uiuereni siones rcsraraing toe cose as me
questions they have been asked. They at
first said the body bad been buried at
Media. When that was proved false, they
said she was alive, but recused to duciose
Coroner Ashbridge said to-night that he
believed the body had been secreted or
destroyed to hide a crime, and added that
he would bring out some startling testimony
at the inquest to-morrow.
SPOILING A SENSATION.
A Rumor of Farther Shortage at
Capital Proves to bo Untrue.
1FBOH A STAT? COEKESPOXDIKT.
"Washington, December 10. A rumor
went the rounds this morning, and was sent
out by correspondents pretty generally, that
John Ancona, of Reading, Pa., stationery
clerk of tbe House of 'Representatives, was
abort in his accounts. The rumor arose
from the fact that some of the members who
have not exhausted the $125 allowed them
for stationery attempted to draw the re
mainder in cash, as they mar do under the
law, and found it impossible to get any
It appears, however, that the accounts of
Mr. Ancona are all right, and that the diffi
culty arose merely from the confusion at
tending a change ot Government in the
Honse, and tbe red-tape performance neces
sary before money can be paid in lien of a
balance of undrawn "stationery," under
which (era ! included alitylte-f everything
under the sun. Mr. Aneaaa k a sea of n.
SPLIT IS TWO.
A Ecd-Hot Factional Fight In Clark County,
Ohio Organization or a Secret
Society to Relegate Old.
Timers to the Rear.
rSt-ICLU. TBUEQniy TO TUB PISFATCS.1
SPBraaMBH), O., December 10. It has
just been discovered that there is in exist
ence in this county (Clark) a secret organ
ization of Bepnblicana whose main object is
to depose and relegate to the rear the chronic
officeholders who have ruled the party local
ly for years, and have by their despotism
and corrupt modes of campaigning made
h what was once a strong Republican county
almost Democratic. In the late election the
Republican majority was cut down over
The organization originated about three
months ago, and was brought abont by rea
son of the efforts of the "gangsters" to rule
or ruin. It is well known that General
Bnshnell was a candidate for the United
States Senate. In this Senatorial district
the Republican majority was so great that a
nomination was and it yet equivalent to an
election. George C. Bawlins and John F.
Locke were candidates for the State Senate.
Locke opposed Bnshnell, consequently the
latter strained every nerve to seenre the
nomination of Bawlins.
The county was divided over the two can
didates, and Bushneli and the local poli
ticions working for him succeeded in hold
ing a mass convention, at which to select
delegates. This was an innovation, and the
country people, who mostly favored Locke,
rebelled. There were only abont 200 pres
ent at the convention, and, of course, Raw
lin's delegates were selected. The opposi
tion to this work became more and more in
tense, and was principally located in Bethel
and Madison townships, the Republican
Gibraltars of the county. Then the famous
fight at the Urbana convention followed.
The anti-Bushnellites tried to contest, bnt
had no success.
Shortly after this convention was held,
clandestine meetings of Republicans iu the
townships mentioned were held, and the
organization was founded which opposes
corruption in politics. It is estimated that
the organization now has 1,000 members.
This week tbe Young Men's Bepublican
Club, colored, joined tbe ranks of the or
ganization. Everything, nntil late, in con
nection with the band, has been conducted
very surreptitiously, but the very size of the
organization is such that it is impossible
longer to keep it a secret
The Hew Carlisle Sun and the South
Charleston Sentinel are the mouthpieces of
the League. They have pronounced sen
tence on all the chronic officeholders of the
county. Among them are Jndge John C.
Miller, who has held office consecutively for
more than 33 years, and the Baker family,
which has for Tears been in possession of
the Sheriffs office.' The list of the con
demned consists of about 30 persons. In a
secondary order are Bushneli, Keifer, ex
Senator Pnngle and one or two others.
These latter are merely to be relegated to
the rear for the present
Pass Before the Bier on Which Rests
All That Is Mortal of Jefferson
Davis Elaborate Arrange
. meat for the Funeral.
New Obleans, December 10. Owing
to the fact that it was virtually the last day
upon which the remains of Jefferson Davis
could be viewed the people crowded the
City Hall. Business took a half
holiday without consulting anybody.
The march by the bier was rapid and
orderly andfully JD,000 people trod the
marble corridors' ot tne nau ana passed
through the beautiful chamber of death.
General Jnbal Early, Governor Lubbock,
of Texas, Bishop Wilmer, of Alabama,
General P. M. B. Young, ex-Minister to
.Russia; ex-Governor Mumford, of Virginia,
and General George W. Jones, of Iowa,
were among distinguished visitors. The
school children not only decorated the
schools, but came to show their respect to
the dead. '
The city is decorating on a grander scale
than ever before in its history. The funeral
to-morrow will virtually pass through the
solid walls of black, for scarcely a honse
on the route but which is draped.
The prevailing colors are black and
white, but in a few instances, like Bishop
Galleher's residence and the Masonic Hall,
royal purple was utilized. Pictures and
paintings of the deceased are everywhere
displayed. The American flag is at half
mast over the City Hall and other1 promi
nent buildings. A few Confederate flags
are shown, but in a way entirely unobjec
tionable. One is across the coffin.
A survivor of 'the Eighth Louisiana,
about the only living officer, has the flag he
carried draped iu front of his office, and
over it a sign, "All Over."
The arrangements for the raising of a fund
for the Davis family have been perfected.
THE BURSTING OP A PLIWHEEL
Injures a Number of Nail Works Employes,
Ono Probably Fatally.
rSTECMI. TELZGSAX TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Habeisbubq. December 10. This even
ing, shortly before '6 o'clock, a 40-ton fly
wheel at the Chesapeake nail works, in the
lower portion of this city, burst into atoms,
and injured about a dozen of the 300 persons
employed in the establishment, who
were either struck by flying fragments or
caught in the debris. A man named
Fisher received the most serious injuries,
and his death is feared. Two other employ
es were considerably hurt, but their recov
ery is expected. The others injured received
cuts and bruises.
One man, dug from Under a pile ot brick
and other rubbish, sustained -scarcely a
scratch. The building at the point of the
accident was badly wrecked, and work in
the mill will have to be suspended for sev
BECKLESS AND EXTRAVAGANT.
Richard D. Kyle, of Cincinnati, Arrested
for the Embezzlement of $11,000.
Cincinnati, December 10. Richard D.
Kyle, late Vice President of the Anderson
Harris Carriage Company was 'to-day ar
rested, charged with embezzlement A few
weeks ago hhad a rupture with the com
pany, and embezzlementwasthen suggested.
Kyle paid the company 820,000 and it was
supposed by him that all charges were with
drawn. Bnt the books have meantime been ex
amined and it is now said that his embezzle
ment was nearly $40,000. The charge in the
warrant is $11,000, embezzled between Octo
ber 1 and 11. Kvle was given to reckless
and extravagant habits of living.
A BOATING PAETI DB0WNED.
Prominent Residents of Seattle Havo Been
Missing Since Thanksgiving.
Seattle, "Wash.. December 10. Dr. T.
T. Minor, a well-known physician and poli
tician, George Morris Haller and Louis
Cox, prominent attorneys, are supposed to
have been drowned while hunting on the
waters of Lower Sound. They left Seattle
Thanksgiving evening and were to have re
turned home last Wednesday, The boat
was found to-day floating in the bay near
Whidbr Island and also a pa,ir of oars.
The boat is believed to be one belonging
to the missing party. The general belief is
that the gentlemen endeavored to cross the
MTinfl In aa null bWajiA us3 jfs MBtTaJ
PITTSBUBG, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER' 11, 1889.
On the Subject of Bis Share in the;
Flood Relief at Johnstown.
HIS DEFENSE AGAINST CRITICISM.
Exact Official Details of Every Soto About)
to be Given Out
TAB D1BC07EEEE OP GEIT. HASTINGS
Bcstiit Voder tie Imputations That Hits Been Patt
Governor Beaver is reported as preparingn
a message or report in which he expects to'
set himself arigbt in the minds of those
whoso sharply critioised him during the
Johnstown flood relief. It is claimed that
he was in constant communication with.
General Hastings, and that he should have
some of the credit lavished on the Adjutant
CFBOK A STATF CORSESrOXPXHT. 1
Washington, December 10. A gentle
man, just arrived from Harrisburg, tells
the correspondent of The Dispatch that
Governor .Beaver is about to issue a mes
sage or report to the people of the State, in
which a considerable space will be devoted
to the details of the management of the
organization for relief of the victims of the I
great floods, and that it may possibly excite
widespread comment, on account of the fact
that the Governor has suffered a trreat deal
of censure in connection with the affairs of J
"You will possibly remember," said the
gentleman, "that Adjutant General Hast
ings earned a good deal of popularity by his
constant presence at Johnstown and his
command of the relief forces at work there;
that he was praised far and near by the cor
respondents, who in the same breath would
contrast the conduct of the Adjutant Gen
eral with that of the Governor, to the disad
vantage and humiliation of the latter.
not exactly understood.
"Many wondered at the time that the Adju
tant General did not resent these reports at
once, which were so prejudicial to the good
name of the Governor, as it was known to
the friends of both gentlemen that Governor
Beaver was in hourly communication with
his Adjutant, and that nothing was done
without the Governor's direction.
"The silence of Hastings gave color to the
assumption that he was willing to enhance
his own notoriety at the expense of the Gov
ernor's repntation. It is certain that the
latter felt keenly the indignities that were
heaped upon him, bnt he bore them in
silence, pained and astonished that Hast
ings should apparently connive at and en
courage a flood of telegrams from special
correspondents misrepresenting his superior
A DOUBLE SLIGHT.
"The Governor felt .the slight the more
keenly because he was really the discoverer
of Hastings. He appointed him Adjntant
General from his own town at a time when
he was entirely unknown to the people of
tbe State. He was largely instrumental in
having him chosen the orator to put Senator
Sherman in nomination for the Presidency
at the Chicago convention. When the
Governor was appointed the commanding
officer on tbe occasion of the inauguration
he made .Hastings-Jus cmet ol stall, thus at
fordlng liim an'cpportunity tobe eveifmoifcJ
tontpicuous than himself in all the arrange
ments tor tne ormiant national pageant.
Whether it was at that time that Hastings
got the Gubernatorial bee in his bonnet I do
not know, but from then until now it has
seemed to many of the Governor's friends
that the Adjntant General was playing
every available card to enhance his own
popularity; no matter at whose expense, and
conspicuously so in the Johnstown affair,
whose terribly tragic features, it would
seem, should have deterred anybody from
attempting to make political capital or in
crease personal popularity or notoriety out
THE FACTS TO SPEAK.
"In view of all these things, I am informed
by a close friend of the Governor that he
has decided in his report to give the exact
official details of every movement connected
with the flood relief matter and let the facts
speak for themselves."
The foregoing statement comes from one
of the best known 'and most reputable resi
dents of Harrisburg, and it is given for just
what that fact should make it worth.
DOWN ON DELAMATEB.
The Stnte Grango Addressed by Hastings
and Stone Worthy Muster Khono
Slakes Some'signlOcant Re
mark on tbe Defeat of
a Farmers' BUI.
rSPZCIAl. TELXQEAJI TO TUX PISrATCH.1
Habbisbtjbg, December 10. The busi
ness meeting of the State Grange, this after
noon, was followed by a public meeting in
the hall of the House, to-night, at which
speeches were made by Adjutant General
Hastings and Secretary Btone, candidates
for the Bepublican nomination for Gover
nor, Auditor General McCamant, Captain
Brown, Deputy Becretary of Internal Af
fairs, and Senator Brown, of York. Gen
eral Hastings spoke largely of the import
ance of the National Gnard, Secretarys
Stone and Auditor General McCamant
made the State finances their, subject, and
Deputy Secretary Brown dwelt on statistics
in general. Senator Brown's remarks were
confined principally to the inequalities of
had to leave town.
Senator Delamater was in the city during
the afternoon, and had been tendered an in
vitation fo address the meeting, bat he de
clined to accept, saying that he was obliged
to leave town, bnt some of the prominent
Grangers ascribe his failure to appear at
the meeting to the fact that he assisted in
strangling the bill for the equalization of
taxation in committee, after, he had prom
ised that it should have fair play.
The meeting of the State Grange to-day
was unusually well attended.,201 Grangers
being- represented. Worthy Master Rhone
made his annual address, which showed the
organization of 35 granges the past year
and the admission of 2,500 additional mem
bers. The defeat ot the bill to prevent the
importation of dressed meats is credited to
the "money influence which the cattle
syndicate of the West threw into the State
to create a sentiment against it." The be
lief is expressed that a law embodying the
principles of the defeated bill will be
urgently demanded by boards of health, and
will become a necessity to guard the health
of the people of the State against the
cupidity of unprincipled corporations and
BEATEN BT MONET,
After referring to the almost unanimous
passage ofthe equalisation tax bill by the
House, Worthy Master Rhone, in his ad
dress, says of its treatment in the Senate:
"If at once encountered a bitter'and relent'
lesspposition; all the adroitness and means
that aggregated capital could devise were
brought to bear against it and defeat it' The
ordinary channel of legislation wereob
structetTaad it (WMMsrattM batted aad
delayed" , . '
Tn1lalffisttr' ftsMM iflfii WMmAlMA AaV" fcsfc
sVWMstVWt Jssssssast FU SaajfVlinnflarm SSJs4Sb
Ing one of the obstructionists, but Worthy
Master Rhone says of the revenue commis
sion, created under a resolution offered by
the Senator from Crawford: "As an atone
ment for this bad faith in defeating our tax
bill, and smitten with remorse for turning
their backs upon it, the opponents agreed to
create a commission to revise the revenue
laws, and our organization is invited to be
represented upon said commission."
BEICE IS HUSTLING.
l His Friends Are Confident That He Will be
the Next Senator From Ohio Ho
Makes a Speech Advis
rSrCtA& TXLSOBAHTO TUX DISrATCH.1
CoLtmbus, December 10. Calvin 8.
Brice and , a number of those who are in
terested in his Senatorial candidacy arrived
in the city this morning and are enthusiastic
over the prospects. While Mr. Brice does
not have much to say in regard to his can
vass his friends say for him that he could be
elected by a large majority if the question
was left to the people of the State, and they
think there is no question as to how the
members of the Legislature will vote when
the time comes for business.
Brice is at the work with as much vim as
if he were in a great business transaction.
He was escorted to the rooms of the Jackson
Club, one Of the leading Democratic organ
izations of the State, and was introduced
and made a little speech in which he did
notrerer, to his candidacy, but elaborated
somewhat on the harmony which exists in
the party, and which has been solid since
the delegation to St Louis voted solid for
Thnrman, He expected that this harmony
would continue regardless of any personal
ambitions, which might be thwarted. -The
JacKson Club is in reality a Bryce organ
ization, so , far as sentiment is concerned,
and will exert quite an influence when the
time comes for selecting a Senator.
The persistent attention which Brice is
giving to bis candidacy is rather over
shadowing the efforts made by the other
candidates, though it is expected they will
be heard from within the next week-or two.
Several of the Democratic members-elect of
the Legislature met Brice at his rooms to
night He will goto the western part of
the State to-morrow morning.
HARD TO EN0CE HIM OUT.
A Determined Uphill Fight Being Waged on
fSFBOAL tlUOXiX TO TIT SISTATCa.1
Washington, December 10. Notwith
standing the fight that is beingmade against
the confirmation of General Thomas J. Mor
gan tc be Commissioner of Indian Affairs,
he will pull through, unless more damaging
charges are made to the committee than
have yet been placed on file. Up to date
the only charges against Commissioner Mor
gan relate to his army record. He was
conrt-martialed, but the defense which he
has made has convinced the Committee on
Indian Affairs that he was more sinned
against than sinning, and they appear to be
practically satisfied with the answer which
he has made.
General Morgan has been greatly aided in
securing a favorable report upon his nomi
nation by the fact that the Indian Bights
Association, the missionaries, and all the
other friends of the red man are in favor of
TRUSTS THE GIGANTIC BIN.
Senator Tarpie Declares They Most bo
Abated as Other Nuisances.
Washington, December 10. Mr. Tnr
pie tchdayaddressed the Senate on the reso-
4Ucn offered by him yesterfl ay, trpais,
'.txe sam trusts were iuc gigantic sin vi wis
age and generation. They were an iniqui
tous system that honeycombed the whole
world of domestic commerce with fraud,
falsehood, suspicion, distrust and impurity.
The trust was a nuisance, open and
notorious; but it could not be grappled with
and suppressed as other nuisances, and such
legislation as was proposed in the bills in
troduced by Mr. Sherman and Mr. George,
in conjunction with his own proposition for
the confiscation of trust goods, should be
enacted and enforced.
A BATTLE IN AFRICA.
Twenty-EIght Natives Killed br the German
Zanzibab, December 10. The. Germans
under Lieutenant Schmidt, attacked the
Bushiri's on Monday. Twenty-eight
Bnshiri were killed and the others escaped.
There is no news to-day from Emin, and
this is understood to mean that all goes well.
Emin's people have sailed to Mombasa, to
await at that point the arrival of the steamer
sent by the Khedive to take them throngh
the Red Sea.
The Sultan intends to issne an official
proclamation or communication to the
faithful generally in praise of the devotion
of the Zanzibar who went went with Stan
ley. IDE EPIDEMIC OF INFLUENZA.
Many More Cases at Paris and a Panic
Among the People.
Pabis, December 10. The influenza or
grippe is extending widely thronghont this
city. One hundred and thirty employes of
the Central Telegraph office are now ill with
it There is a great deal of public alarm
abont it, much injury and even some small
degree of panic due to notions of its possibly
being a forerunner of greater evils.
An official medical report touches
especially the case ot the large nnmber of
emyloyes of the Magason du Lonore, who
have been taken, and says that none of t he
cases are severe.
PULLED DOWN THE FLAG.
Portugal Will Not Alloir the Brazilian En.
sign In Her Harbors.
Lisbon, December 10. The captain of
the Alagoas, in accordance with instruc
tions from the Brazilian Government re
ceived by cable, hoisted the new Federal
flag, whereupon the Maritime Commandant
informed him that although Portugal was
Veil disposed toward the Brazilian Repub
lic he could not permit in the port the pres
ence of any flag not recognized by the Gov
ernment Thereupon the Captain hauled down his
colors. He sails for Rio Janeiro to-morrow.
BISHOP GILMOUE EBYEESED.
A Toledo Pastor Whom Ho Had Deposed Js
Restored by tbe Holy See.
SPECIAL TELSOBAK TO TUB PISrATCB.)
Cleveland", O., December 10. Informa
tion from Rome has been received here to
the effect that the Bey. Dr. Qnieley, pastor
of the Church of St Francis de Sales, To
ledo, who had been deposed by Bishop Gil
monr, and who on appeal to the Holy See,
had been restored to his parish, is on his
way home, and will arrive toward the end
of the month.
AN EBBATIC AUTH0E IN TEOUBLB.
The Wife of Edgar F. Balms Brings a Salt
Netv Yobk, December 10. Mrs. Helen
R, Saltus has brought suit for absolute di
vorce from her husband, Edgar F. Saltus,
the novelist They were married in 1883,
in this city.
xwo) eo-respMfleaM, xaie vy. cwitn ana
GitVftB, aM aaMOM, kM mH-
(ty is slaiajsa as Mm
The Life of a Hale and Hearty Man
Insured for the Stun of $5,000.
A CONSUMPTIVE THEN PEODUCI0,
Whose Corpse is Disguised as thelsmed
' Man, and Then Buried.
THE INSUEANCEHONfil IS COLLECTED,
After Wllca theFnnd UDIicmrtd and 1i entity
Ones An loOictti.
A peculiar fraud has been literally un
earthed in St Louis. An attorney Js
charged with having the life of a hearty
man insured ioi $5,000 in the name of
another man who was dying with consump
tion, and when the latter died, putting a
wig and false mustache on him, passing him
off as the man whose life was insured, and
getting the insurance money.
ISPECIAL TZLXOSAM TO TBB DISPATCH. I
St. Louis, December 10. A life in
surance fraud that is scarcely paralleled in
fiction is now in the hands of a jury iu the
court The defendant is Robert Terry, an
attorney, and formerly President ot
the George Washington Council of the
United States Benevolent Fraternity.
In April, 1888, Charles Ziefle,
a consumptive barber, arrived here from
Texas for the purpose of aiding his sister,
Mrs. Dora Schmitt in collecting a life in
surance claim against a local Legion of
Honor. Henry Ziefle, a brother, had died
and left his insurance to his stepfather.
Robert Terry became interested in Charles
Ziefle, and pressed his claim. Ziefle's dis
ease began to make alarming inroads on his
constitution, and Terry advised that he re
turn to Texas. He took the sick man from
the care of his sister, and placed him with
Mrs. Hertz, at 2660 Franklin avenue.
a substitute insubed.
After this removal, while Ziefle was dy
ing, Terrv presented the application of
Charles Ziefle for membership in the George
Washington council of the United States
Benevolent Association. Dr. Whittaker
reported Ziefle was in the best of health and
came of a family noted for longevity. A
man supposed to be Ziefle was introduced
and talked with the members. Ziefle was
admitted to membership and insured for
Three weeks later the real Ziefle died. The
corpse was then made up, with wigs and
false mustache, to resemble the man who
had been admitted to the Order. Dr. Whit
taker, who pretended he had treated Ziefle
in his last illness, also certified to the death
from "pneumonia," and identified the dead
man as the same he had examined lor ad
mission into George Washington council.
The painted and bewigged remnant of
Charles ' Ziefle was bnned in Holy Ghost
Cemetery. Mrs. Hertz represented herself
as Mrs. Schmitt, Ziefle's sister, and applied
for the insurance. Tbe money was paid
oyer to the conspirators.
THE FRAUD SUSPECTED.
Mrs. Schmitt discovered that her brother
had not returned to Texas, and Terry at last
told her that he was dead. He sup
posed that would settle it, as the
record of death and burial was
Bhown, but nothing was said about
the insurance. She mistrusted Terry and
Ldatermined f o exhnrnejhe bOjjyX Tho was
some difficulty in finding-theplace of inter
ment, as at every place or record there had
been, apparently by design, a mistake in
the spelling of the name.
The burial place was located at last and
the body raised. At first Mrs. Schmitt aid
not recognize the face. Then the wig
slipped off and she recognized the face of
her brother. When the mustache was re
moved the recognition was complete. She
traced the body back to the conspirators,
discovered the insurance fraud and exposed
the man who personated her brother. He
proved to be Adolph Weber, a salesman.
The dnped society then took hold and had
the entire gang arrested and indicted. Terry
is the first one to face a jury, and the Stale
holds that his conviction is certain.
THE BIGHTS OF MORMONS,
A Constitutional Point Under Consideration
In tho Bnpreme Court.
Washington, December 10. Argument
was continued in the United States Supreme
Court to-day in the case of Samuel D.Davis,
appellant, against H. G. Beason, Sheriff of
Oneida county, Idaho Territory, involving
the constitutionality of Territorial laws pro
hibiting Mormons from voting. Davis
wa3 convicted and sent to jail in
1889 on an Indictment for con
spiracy, charging him and sundry
other persons with having combined to be
unlawfully admitted to registration as
voters. Davis' unlawful act consisted in
taking an oath that he was not a member of
any organization practicing the doctrine of
plural marriages, when he was in fact a
member of tbe Mormon Church.
The case comes here on application for a
writ of habeas corpns based on the grounds,
first, that the facts in the indictment do not
constitute a criminal offense under any law
ot the Territory, and second, that so much of
the statutes of the Territory as prohibit
members of bodies belonging in plural mar
riages from voting is "a law respecting an
establishment of religion' in violation ot
the first amendment to the Constitution and
WAB ON THE SUGAR TRUSTS.
The Knights of Labor Abont to Bezln Their
Tussle In Earnest,
rSFXCIAL, TXLEaSAlf TO THI DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, December 10. The
Knights of Labor are about to open their
warfare on th Sugar Trust and within
a month expect to fire on it Since the
decision of the New York courts
against the legality of the Sugar
Trust certain members of the Executive
Board have been diligently perfecting the
plans of what is nothing more nor less than
a general boycott on Sngar Trust sugar.
The plan is first to learn what refineries
are in the trust, what their brands are and
what wholesalers bny, then similar informa
tion as to the non-trnst refineries is to be se
cured, then the Knights, assisted by the
Farmers' Alliance and other organizations,
are to notify their retail grocers as to what
sugars are trust sugars and what are not,
nnd to assert their determination to cease
buying certain brands.
THE GREAT LAND SWINDLE.
Three of tbe Operators Arrested on a
Charge of Conspiracy.
CHICAGO, December 10. BIdgood, the
cashier of tbe alleged land swindling firm
.of Fredericksen & Co., was re-arrested to
day on an indictment returned by the grand
jury against himself and the Fredericksens,
charging conspiracy. Mr. Cowie, the repre
sentative of ex-Governor Bice, of Tiscon
sin, also swore out warrants charging one
Peter Peterson and Henry Miller witb con
spiracy. These men will be used as witnesses, their
offense being, it is said, that they Ignorantly
sign! tkk BSBies to blank Msrtgajtes for
Fredsrieksea. Them wb m thees te
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m a New
HW A YOTE WAS LOST
A Congressman Has Cauliflower Seed's
Sent to a Constituent for Cabbage
Ho U aetr Opposed to
the Agrlealtaral Do-
took A STAT7 coBEzsroirniirr.l
WAsnisqiOK.Deceraber 10. Represent
ative, Enloe, of Tennessee, has announced
his intention of endeavoring to put a stop to
the distribution of seeds by the Agricul
tural Department The maincause.of his ob
jection to the present practice ia perhaps
its questionable constitutionality, but there
Is no doubt that same unfortunate little ex
experiencea of his own have had something
to do with his desire to have the law re
pealed. During his canvass for re-election
to the present House Mr. Enloe was speak
ing at a country town in his district and
noticed on the outskirts ofthe crowd of au
ditorsjjne man who would not laugh at his
jokes nor appreciate his good points.
Wondering what he had done to offend
this particular constituent Mr- Enloe soon
got an opportunity of speaking personally
with the discontended individual. Greet
ing him familiarly, the Congressman asked
hinrVhat made him look so glnm. Al
ready the coldness on the part ofthe constit
uent was beginning to thaw oat, and he
responed: "See here; you sent me some
seeds, didn't you?"
"Yes," replied the Congressman,
"Cabbage seeds, were not they?" con
tinned the man.
"Yes." was the reply.
"Well, this (producing a fine large head
of cauliflower from under his coat), this is
the all-fired sort of cabbage that came up
from them seeds. Now, that' a pretty way
to treat me, who've always supported you
for every office you ever run for, ain't it"
Mr. Enloe tried to sooth his constituent's
ruffled feelings by laying the blame on the
Department of Agriculture, which he said
was an institution not deserving or un
limited confidence in its selections of seeds,
bnt he is afraid that his representations
were of no avail, for he didn't get that
man's vote, and he wants to get even with
A WOBD PROM THE WOMEN.
Their Industrial League Aska That the Fair
Sex be Enrrasted With PnbHe Fands.
Washington, December 10. At a
special meeting of the Women's National
Industrial League of America, held yester
day, the following preamble and resolution
Whebxas, The recent embezzlement of a
large sum of money by the cashier ofthe
Bergeant-at-Arms of the Honse of Representa
tives, as well as previous stealings by other
United States disbursing officers while on duty
In this city, ealffor a pierentivo remedy in the
future; and, in view of the many and great
temptations which men entrusted with the dis
bursement of public funds in this city have to
contend against, it Is the duty of Congress to
take such action in tho premises as will entire
ly do away with an opportunity being afforded
other (rood men to go astray: therefore, be it
Resolved. That in tbe opinion of this League,
all disbursing agents of the Government in
this city should be women. They have in other
cities proven their capacity to handle millions
of the public money without loss of a dollar,
and would certainly do so in Washington. The
proximity of Canada, tbe facility of getting
there and the Immunity from arrest when once
in that country, are Sufficient reasons for mak
ing it the Mecca of defaulters. Men can enjoy
tneir ill-gotten money in Montreal. Quebec or
Ontario, as well as If they were living in Now
York, Chicago or San Francisco; with women
it is otherwise: no temptation Is strong enough
tolndnce an American woman to expatriate
Resolved, That we ask Congress to take
prompt action in passing a law giving tbe
preference to women in tbe appointments nere
af ter to be made of disbursing onlcers In this
city. CHABiOTTE Saira. President.
C0BBA CALLED ON TO SETTLE.
Secretary Blaine Says She Vast Pay Several
Americans Agreed Salaries.
rSPXCLU. TXLXQSAX TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Washington, December 10. Several
Senators and Representatives have inter
ested themselves in the case of the American
citizens who were summarily dismissed the
service of the Corean Government About
two years ago Colonel Cummins, a promi
nent ex-Confederate officer of Mary
land,, and Major Dye, who had been
Chief of Police of Washington and an offi
cer of the Union army, together
with several others, were indnced to
enter the service of Cores, for
the purpose of training the army of
that Government When they arrived
in Cores,instead of being vested with the
authority promised they were- compelled to
occupy subordinate positions, and were
finally dismissed, notwithstanding written
contracts to employ them for some two years
more at a specihed compensation.
Senator Cockrell to-day received a letter
from Secretary Blaine, stating that he had
cabled the American Minister at Sesul to
insist upon the terms ofthe contracts.
AFTEE THE BEAIN SUEGEEI.
That Little Philadelphia Is on the Road to
tSrZOTAZi TSUCOBAK TO TBS JUSrATCS.1
Philadelphia, December 10. As was
confidently anticipated by the surgeons in
the information they gave for Sunday night's
special telegram to The Dispatch, con
cerning the child whose brain was cut into
for the cure of epilepsy, the little patient is
yet alive to-night, and shows symptoms of
recovery. His temperature had fallen to
88.8, only eight-tenths above normal, and,
as far as peril from tbe operation is con
cerned, he is believed to be out of dancer.
Whether the operation has removed the
cause of the epileptic attacks can only be
conjectured, as some time must elapse a
period of 18 months or two years before
anyone can say positively whether the oper
ation is a success or not
DRAWING THE COLOR LINE.
Tho White Miners or Spring Valley Object
to Black Workers,
Spb;no Valley, III., December 10.
Twenty-nine negroes arrived at the Seaton
ville shaft of the Chicago, Wilmington and
Vermillion Coal Company, about five miles
from here, yesterday, to dig coal. This is
the first appearancebf negroes as miners in
this section. The Beatonville shaft was
running all during the strike, the men being
paid by the day, but soon alter the strike
was settled the company established a new
basis ot pay, which resulted in a material
Most of the men quit work, many- seeking
and obtaining work at this place. The arrival
of the negroes has caused a flutter of excite
ment, as there is a strong feeling against
them among the white miners. To-day an.
other invoice of about CO arrived.
MOTHER AND SON HUBDEEEBS.
They Kill Their Landlord as Ihe Resnlt
ot an Altercation.
Stockton, Cal., December 10. Mrs.
Elma Polsky, who has a ranch near this
city, and her son, aged 15, this morning,
fatally shot Robert Kennedy, from whom
the premises were leased. Kennedy made
the statement that he had an altercation
with Mrs. Polsky, when the latter drew a
revolver and began shooting. He threw a
pitchfork at her, but missed ber.
Her first shot took effect in his groin.
Whenshe had emptied her revolver she gave
it to her son, telling him to reload lt.and
iaiefeKeuedy. Amr retaftdina;. the boy
siet kka in the aw , The aaa oaaaotre-
Gatherer and Bfmifcator ot"
.1.1 . BSH(LWflk tfcft AntY..
read THE DISPATCH;
"i4b, aiares and a Inrtaer exteaaias-ax:
Nit elaborate faeHHIes Tat newa
mark the. adveat of the stir
Death Ends the Career of 0Hvrgj
Johnson, the adqwiomsl '
LAST OP A UPB 0E EXCITEMEHTg
The Editor of Near! j a Score of Neirapapwil
Lays Down His Pen.
ONE WHO- STOOD UP E0E EmCUIUM
When the Antocsey of Bis Utn Meant Km
Life tn Himself.
Oliver Johnson, the famous Abolitionist
who, in the- interest of his. principles, haUi
pers, died yesterday afternoon, at his daugri-; J
VV.. W....V...OT.W. ,... M .W w. ..Uf,0MH .'
ter s home in Brooklyn, N. Y. He was ai- .
most 80 years, of age. His career was.
ISflClXl. TXLZOBAH TO TBS SXSPAXCB.1
Beookltn. December 10. Oliver John
son, Abolitionist and journalist died at 2:30 " '
0 clock, this afternoon at 81 Colon
Heights, where he had been boarding; withi ,
his daughter MabeL He contracted a severs rj
eold about five weeks ago, and it developed ,
into acute bronchitis. There was heart'
trouble and other ailments, and for the paatu
two weeks his deatkhas been expected frosars y
day to day. He died without pain. The
funeral will take place to-morrow aftemoonVd
from tbe Church of the Messiah, in Parkb1 1
avenue andlhirty-fifth. streeiv New York, Ai
ana tne Aer. Air. vouyer, ma pastor, wiu.
Mr. Johnson was born in Vermont on De
cember 27, 1809. He worked on hi father's
farm until he was 16 years old when he went
to Montpelier and apprenticed himself as, a ,
printer in the office of the Watchman. At:
the close of his apprenticeship in 1829 heW
went to Boston.and for the two years follow-'
InM vsmwVsuT ei a iTt inin.n tiMnlas - i.Ji
Aug nuisvcu cu juiuubju.au aaa-utA
OPPOSED TO UNIVEBSALISTS. M
In 1831 in company with Leonard WV
Kimball Mr. Johnson started the serais
monthly paper, CTristt'an Soldier, which
strongly opposed the spread of Universalis'
ideas. In 1833 he sold out his intereif'in
the paper, and became one of WIlllamji
Lloyd Garrison's most enthusiastic disciples iW
in the anti-slavery crusade. In the early;'''
part of 1832 he actively assisted in the or-"
ganization of the New England Anti
Slavery Society, which led up two years
later to the American Anti-Slavery Society,
He became the lecturer and agent of the
In 1837 he took editorial charge of tne XiO
trator, and remained in charge- until Mr.
Garrison returned from England, in 1840.
Two years later he was publishing the Lib
erator Bell and other anti-slavery-papers ioj
Boston, where he also was correspondent of'
the New York Tribune, then recently es
tablished. In 1844 he came to New YorK
and became the assistant of Horace Greeley
in the management of the Tribune. He re
signed this place after four years, and started,
the Blackitone Chronicle at Blackatone,,
Mass.,. bnt in six months he abandoned the
WITH THE 7BXE-S0ILEB3.
In 1843 he became Dr. William Elder's'
associate in the editorial management of the
Bemtblic. the organ of the Free-Soilers o'i
L Philadelphia. In less than a year he joined
tbeHopedaie Uommunity.and Degan editing-,
the Practical CArisb'azutbe organ at that
community, also allying- himself with- ibfr."
principal vnrisuau ministry were organ- -ized.
In 1849 he became editor of the AntU"t-
Slavery Mugie in Salem, u., and in ltai he
resigned this place to become editor of the-
Pennsylvania freeman in Philadelphia.
in IBM ne joined Sydney nowara tray in
editing the Jvarionat ntt-5iarery Standard
in New York, which was the organ of theS,
American Anti-Slavery Society. Air. Uay
retired in 1857. and Mr. Johnson had charges',
of the paper until the close of the war, 1865.,."
For tbe nve following years he was manage
and in 1871 he became editor of Ihe Weekly H
rTmi.fno A fai "MV fyftolov's (7ai h 1,m1
managed tbe Christian Union for thread
years under Henry Ward Beecher.
EZPEBIENCE AS A -WBTXXB.
In 1876 he purchased the Orange, N. J..
Journal, and managed it for three years.
Ha retnrned to New York, and in Jannarv.
IRSn nMI.ofl hU wort- nn "WilHm M
Llovd Garrison and His Times." Lately hs
has been doing literary work for the Evening 'i
Mr. Johnson vsa married twice first to
Mary Ann White, daughter of the Rev.'",-.
Urouqhton White, of Westmoreland, n.n., .
in 1832, and in 1873. several years after tho '
death of his first wife, to Jane A. Abbott itt
the daughter ofthe Rev. John S. C. Abbott'f
xii3 seconu wiie tueu several years ago. une,
child, the daughter in whose house ha
died, survives him. ,
UBS SC0TT-L0BD DEAD. .
A Cloud of Mourning Ovtr tho Social Uforf
.the Whits Honse Mrs. Harrison's (
Sister Drops Asleep Painlessly
A Sadden Beleose. ' 41
trSOM A STAIT COKMSSrOXDEXT.J
Washington, December 10. Thedeathi
of Mrs. Scott-Lord, sister to Mrs. Harrisori
will throw a cloud of mourning- over thata
social life of the White House this win ter.c5
While the sad event will put no check upon
the observances which are looked upon aa
virtually official in their character, such sa.'J
state and diplomatic dinners, and receptions f 5
to officials and the general public, all of 4 :
these affairs will take on a more somber tana
than usual, ont of respect to Mrs. Harrison
who was deeply devoted to her sister, and ilj
is probable that Mrs. Harrison will excuse
herself from attendance upon some of theses
Mrs. Scott-Lord died at her residence in
this city at 8 o'clock this morning. Although j
not unexpected, ber death, was sudden, and!
at the time onlv her daughters. Mrs. Dim-'
mock and Mrs. Parker, and her son-in-law
.Lieutenant John i', ratter, 01 tn.e navyj
were witn her. ;?
Mrs. Harrison was with Mrs. Lord nnW
midnight in company with their father. Dr.1
Scott, and only halt an hour before she'ex-rt
pirea Juajor and Mrs. iticnard -farter nasi
been sitting with Mrs. Lord, and when theyl
left she was in an apparently painless sleepA
It has been known for several days that smI
couia not recover.
LOST TBEIE 0YEEC0AT8.
Two Southern Congressmen BahbedBeCl
Their Best Cold.Weather Frteas,
intOlI A STATF COBBXSrOXPXST.I
Washington. December 10, Represea-
tatlve Crisp, of Georgia, and Turpie.'fofj
Alabama, were chagrined to-day to discoverl
that their overcoats had been stolen from the
cloakroom ofthe House of Representative
The House, not being in session, the fle
was accessible to all sorts of people, and a
thief or thieves deliberately walked Into the
cloakroom, while members were iounglBjf
about ia their chairs, promenading behiad
the screens and smoking and telling stories
in the cloakroom, and selected the coatsof
tne statesmen trom ueorgia ana -a.iao
and walked off with them.
It was suggested that Silcottt had retained
with the parpose of taking the little he 'JWJ
left ft Misatsrs when ha took iiW sjkj
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