Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 22, 1889, Image 1

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Influenza Still Baging Un
checked in Europe.
Show That the Disease Doesn't Affect
All Alike.
M LessfThan 500,000 Sufferers Sneezing
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" ilnfltrtnza still rages unchecked in Europe.
At'least half a million people there are
sufferers at present. The young German
'Emperor is the most exalted one. No
remedies are effectual. Business is even
affected by it The open weather is blamed
(for it Tonne Abraham Lincoln is in a
jiairway to recover. Great honors and ova
tions await Stanley's arrival in .England.
Lohdon, December 21 .Copyright
Xf. Europe is still in the influenza's grip. Some
experts say it is due to the phenomenally
mild weather, which has been favorable to
breeding and nourishing certain germs
which long ere this time of the
"year should have bees annihilated
4by frost. But this explanation is
not altogether convincing, seeing
at the disease has no geographical limita
tion, having thrived lustily alike in the
froxenJfortb and the balmy Soptb, and as
the Lancet saplently remarks. "Its virus
travels over sea and land in a manner so
baffling and contradictory to the ordinary
conceptions of transmission of infection as
to render any simple explanation of its na
ture almost impossible."
The symptoms also vary to a considerable
extent, .apparently in sympathy witb cli
matic conditions and individual peculiari
ties." In this country there is marked cer
ebral disturbance, nausea or vomiting, vio
lent diarrhoea, sore throat, with extreme
muscular weakness, cardiac pain and de
pression, and severe aching of the limbs and
the muscles of the back. In Spain these
'symptoms are varied by chills, shivers, bone
aches, headache and fever.
The remedies recommended or enforced
are as varied and curious as ths symptoms.
In Paris men have painted their mustaches
with a preparation of pinol and have tried
bravely to give up smoking, Many fami
lies have tried keeping indoors, with doors
and windows sealed", on the plan referred to
here last week, but the result has sot been
rj ,iift i.r a. muuljr omijrr.rtriK.
No more"snece'Bj has followed the action
of tbfe "Governor of Lower Austria, who has
"ventured to issue a proclamation ordering
the local authorities to treat influenza like
any other Infectious disease. Atthepresen
moment there -cannot be less than 500,000
people suffering from this disease in Europe,
in Odessa there are at this moment
40,000 victims; in Antwerp there
are 10,000 cases; in Paris 60,000
to 80,000; jn Madrid 30,000, and so on.
Parisians have almost ceased to make fun
over the disease. There may be something
comical about red noses and loud sneezing,
but when one has to lay abed for days and
howl over violent abdominal pains, the
daughter is apt to become somewhat forced.
,7 The disease is seriously affecting business,
also, for those who can afford it are rushing
i South or migrating into the country, and
the masses will, it is feared, have too much
to pay the doctors to allow of the average
patronage of Christmas and New Year fairs.
In Paris, as elsewhere, the disease has
been rigidly impartial, the victims includ
ing President and Madame Carnot, Minis
ters Tirard, Spuller, Preyciuet Bouvier
and Pay e. Clemen ceau has to keep his
room. The Palais Boyal Theater is closed
because Madame Judic and others of the
company are in the doctors' hands, and the
Vaudeville will probably have to follow
suit The school holidays have been has
tened, and the troops in garrison are given
as little outdoor work and exercise as
possible. Finally, the epidemic is spoil
ing seasonable festivities and diminishing
theater receipts to an alarming extent
Jn Germany, from Hamburg to Mnnich,
influenza is raging unchecked. Several
military schools have been closed, and the
work of several Government departments
li'has been thrown into confusion owing to
ji. the number of officials on the sick list
3 Similar news comes from Austria, Italy,
Spain, Switzerland and Portugal. But it
jis comforting to know that not a single
'death has yet been recorded this week as
adue to influenza. Everywhere the favorite
-remedies seem to be antipyrine and quinine.
Jiin which just now there is an emphatic and
si tremendous boom.
sTThe most exalted sufferer this week is the
Rinnan Emperor. Attempts were made to
aeny vnai ne naa anytning more serious
than a slight cold, but the pretensehad to
tbe'abandoned -when it became generally
ilcnown that His Maiestv had riven nn
V ."hunynjrtrip and had laken to his bed. It
was not until yesterday evening that the
-Emperor was allowed to leave his bed. and
to-day he has not been permitted to leave his
There was similar make-believe in the
case of little King Alfonso, of Spain, The
.Dispatch's Madrid correspondent being
.. the first to inform the world of the true state
Xol affairs, as set forth in this column a week
ago. Bis Majesty's attack proved to be
'really serious, and it was not until yesterday
that he was allowed to leave his cot, which,
"by the way, is placed alongside tne Queen
"Bcgent's own bed. The'royal mother nursed
.the little fellow with assiduous devotion,
'tallowing the instructions of the five physi
cians whojhad charge of the baby King's
case, with the scrupulous care of a hospital
nurse. Aiiouso s sisters nau a 7ua attacK,
and his aunt, the Infanta Euialia, was
isuflenog at the same time in Jfaris.
jBoumania'f poet Queen has been ill, ru
mor says, .with influenza, and has been or-
dered to spend the winter in Italy. She will
probably go to Naples, where she will find
the Empress Frederick, of Germany, enjoy
ing herself with an entire absence pf state
not altogether pleasing to the xoung Kaiser.
The Empress has not forgotten the calls of
charity, for she has sent orders to Berlin for
the customary Christmas institutions of
whichjshe is patroness, and also to those in
which her late husband took an interest
K Semiofficial Government Organ's Six
nlflennt Correipondencr.
IiONDOK, December 2L The (?fo5e, the
semi-official organ of the Government, to
day published a letter apropos to those by
Stavely Hill, Q. C; and Sir George Baden
Powell, M. P., in the Timts, upon the Ca
nadian question, in which it is pointed out
that the Canadians have a substantial griev
ance which only commercial union with the
United States can overcome. The corre
spondent also states that the United States
will not have commercial onion without po
litical union, and declares that unless En
gland does something in the matter Cana
dian lovalty will not long stand the strain.
The correioondentsays:"Welost America
through bullying her. Are we going to lose
Canada because we are now alraid of
America?" and concludes.: "If we want to
keep Canada we must bind her to us by
bonds of self-interest and affection, and it is
for us to consider whether we are doing that
just at present, by our timid, hesitating
policy with regard to the Bearing Sea
Honors nod Ovations Awaiting ihe Explor.
er' Arrival In Entlnnd.
BONDOjr, December 21. Mr. Stanley is to
have a big American dinner, upon his re
turn to London. Minister .Lincoln will
preside, and there will be only Americans
at the table. The explorer will be presented
with a silk American flag, bearing the
names of the localities he, has named, and
also with apiece of gold plate valued at 100
guineas, unon which will be engraved the
raapof his latt rente across Africa. The
city authorities and Boyal Geographical
Society are making great preparations to
honor Stanley and Emin Pasha.
The reception at Albert Hall is to be the
most elaborate and imposing. Lord Mayor
Isaacs has said that it is the most gratify
ing function he expects to occupy his attes
ting during his term of office. The Boyal
Geographical Society is having massive
gold medals struck, for the occasion. The
London journalists are also preparing to
make Stanley's welcome to London memor
Os or the American Dynamiter In Chnlh
am Frlnon Almoic Gets Away.
London, December 21. One of the
American dynamiters now undergoing a life
sentence at Chatham prison, almost effected
his escape last Thursday. He was em
ployed, with others, in the dockyard, mak
ing new foundations for the 110-ton guns,
and manaeed to evade the vigilance of the
guards. "When he was missed, a search re
vealed his convict clothing Under a pile of
timber. Meanwhile, a man carrying a tin
dinner pail and dressed in the garb of an
ordinary workman, had presented himself
at the outside eate, where lie was stopped
bv the police beeause he had no pass.
While hVas searcltag 'his 'pockets for ths
document, tb BatriiWitf'Ws clothes, and1
he -was nwinulacef inStf Ussaent:
It is not known kUaeeare4 his work
man's suit, norhoVit was possible for him
to change his clothes nnoDserved. It is not
known which of the dynamiters it was, but
report is that it was Dir Gallagher.
Ko Stack Taken In the Kumar Thru Bis
Father Will Resign.
raT cabls to Tjrs'jirATCH.:
London, "December '2L Minister Lin
coln is still in Versailles, where young
Abraham has only jnst now been pro
nounced out of danger. The boy has had a
hard time of it His trouble was carbuncle,
which was operated upon too soon, the re
sult being that the little patient was scarcely
able to rally from the shock. His father
and mother have been at his bedside con
stantly for almost two months, Mr. Lincoln
only venturing to London once or twice,each
time being called directly back.
"Whether his absence from London so
much has had anything to do with rumors
of his resignation as Minister to the Court
of St James, I do not kuow, but such a
rumor has been current among Americans
in London. Henry White, .First Secretary
of Legation, assured me to-day, however,
that this rumor is utterly baseless.
He Refuse to Bsdce nn Inch From BI
Fonnsneio Ultimatum.
TBT cauls to Tna PisrATcn.i
London, December 21. Lord Salisbury
still declines to budge an inch from the posi
tion he has taken up in regard to the dis
pute witb. Portugal. Early in the, week he
sent a sharp note to Lisbon, and has just
emphasized his sentiments by dispatching
three war ships to Delagoa Bay.
The Portuguese are in a terrible rage,
and the Lisbon newspapers, reflecting pub
lic opinion, denounced 'Salisbury as an in
ternational Jack the Kipper.
One Hundred Miles of Them Lowered In New
York the Part Week.
New Yoek, December 21. Six gangs of
men under inspectors of the Department of
Public "Works, have been busy since early
this morning tearing down electric- wires.
Many mile of streets between Union Square
and the park were entirely cleared. In the
last week 100 miles of wires haye been cut
The rrand inrv is still f nveitimilint. iht.
electric lighting in the city, and has sum
moned Thomas A. Edison to appear before
them on Monday. They will take action
next week on the killing of Lineman Clau
Manitoba Flan of Dealing With
Wicked Celestial.
"Winnipeg, Man., December 21. The
flogging of Ah Sin, the Chinaman who was
sentenced to 20 lashes for an attack on a
little girl, took place at Calgary yesterday.
The Chinaman was stripped to the waist and
fastened by straps to a triangle, when
Sergeant Hooper took his stand at the left
of the victim, cat in hand.
It .had a tail or 15 inches with knots at
the end of each. After each stroke, blue
welts appeared on the yellow skin. The
victim yelled from start to finish.
Took Nothing but the Cash.
St. LoDlsrDecember2L The safe in the
County Treasurer's office, Boerne, Kendall
county, Texas, was blown open by burglars
Thursday night and $6 .000 stolen. A large
number of drafts, checks ftaawa-rmita were
left undisturbed.
A Murderer's Spirit Thought to be Wan-
dertag About the Spot Where the
Criminal Wu Lynched Ter-
ribla Sound and Sights.
Cabhesville, Ga., December 2L A
well-authenticated report has reached a
local newspaper office that an apparition
has been seen several times lately near
here Frank Banders, the murderer, was
lynched. It is said that there are heard
strange noises and the most awful groans
that mortal man ever heard in the woods,
and they are unaccounted for by any line of
human reasoning. A short while ago an
apparently large fire was seen at a distance
in the woods, and a large crowd of smajl
children was seen dancing and playing
around it and having a merry time.
The firn annpurcd In he cnmft 200 vards
'from the road, and when those who saw it
attempted to go to it, it would appear to
make a retreat through the woods, and the
pursuer could never get nearer than when he
started to it The children appeared to be
having a perfect jubilee, as they were danc
ing and playing like so many fairies, and
having a picnic in the woods by firelight.
After making the chase for some time it was
abandoned, and the light was left burning
and the children dancing in their merry
It is said that hooting owls are heard near
the spot at all times of the night, and there
is one heard almost nightly that has a dif
ferent voice from any of the others, and one
who once hears it is impressed with the idea
that it is a warning of danger. Several col
ored people have passed the place recently
who have seen something that had the ap
pearance of a gallows and & victim upon the
scaffold upon his knees making a confes
sion, and several ministers around offering
up prayers for the cnlprit
J. A. Hilley, -who rented Dr. Pceeman's
place last year, near the place of the execu
tion, left it on account of himself and fam
ily having seen things for which they
couldn't account and which they thought
were supernatural, and its present tenant,
J. E. Crawford, has also heard things near
the place that are shrouded in mystery to
him. These reports have become so general,
and are so much believed by the colored
people, that those who came from up that
road to. town always leave in time to pass
the place of the execution before nightfall.
The Cronln Juror Believe That He Only Per
formed HI. Duty Judge I,ongenecker
Wm Entirely Too Officious.
He Waa Not Bribed.
Chicago, December 21. Juror John
Culver, the man who held out against the
infliction of the death penalty in the Cronin
trial, makes a statement in answer to tbe
published strictures on his conduct He
When I was sworn to try the case In which!
was Impaneled, according to law and the evi
dence, I had no Idea that I should be required
to satisfy tbe popular clamor, and I now think
that jury trials have become the veriest farce
If it a true that one must salt his verdict to
the demands of newspapers or pnbllo opinion
(If. indeed, tbe newspapers express, instead of
manufacture, public opinion), or be de
nounced and maligned, and his action at
tributed to the most detestable of all
corruption bribery his rellcion derided,
and even his family and wire, dragged
in to enhance tbe sensation. Among the nat
ural fruits of this passionate and clamorous
treatment on the part of the newspapers al
luded to I class the numerous published inter
views of persons not sworn to try tbe case, and
the conduct of Judge Longenecker in stepping
out of the sphere of bis duties as prosecuting
officer and assuming that of censor of jurors
when forsooth their verdict happens noltolie
In accordance with his desires, and tbe many
obscure and threatening, letters, which myself j
and my wtfeliave reoelred.
There was, fool conspiracy to murder Dr.
Cronln, and that ie was foully murdered was
the unhesitating verdict of every juror but if
it is true that there are counter secret so
cieties, as some of these letters indicate, plot
tin; death to jurors that do not And their ver
dicts according to tbe desires, of tbe members
of tbeso societies, to what a passTiave we come,
and in what a perilous position stand onr courts
of justice. If I am to be the nextrictlm of these
feuds, I shall have nothing to regret except
that the law made it my duty to be a juror
in this important case, and that tbe state of
public feeling is such as to make it possible
that such an outrage can be committed upon
one who has endeavored to discbarge his duty
to the best of his ability.
A Sworn Statement of the Deceit of Fhos
, phnte Mine Owners.
Kevt Toek, December 2L-T-Carl 'Gru
now, a German, who has been working for
the Italian owners of the phosphate mines
in Calleton county, S. C, called at Castle
Garden to-day, and told, under oath, how
the miners were treated when he was down
there. He said that he got employment
through the agency of A. E. Herz, at 18
Greenwich street He was promised first
class board and $2 60 a day. He says that
the men at work in the mines were mostly
Germans and Belgians. They were worked
from 520 in tbe morning until 6 at night
were led on bad bread and half-cooked
pork, and had to sleep on tumble-down
straw. The men received about 25 cents a
day and their board and lodging. He was
put in jail for refusing to work, but as he
had not signed a contract his taskmasters
were compelled to release him. "When he
left the mines there were 11 men in prison.
Each one had signed a contract binding
himself to work for a certain time for the
mine, owners.
"William Patman, the Belgian Consul at
Charleston, wrote to Consul Mali, here, re
questing him tn warn the Belgian -immigrants
against the Italian padrone, William
Orlando, who induced deluded workmen to
go South by roseate promises of fabulous
wages and a heavenly life. The Castle
Garden authorities will look into the
Grovor Cleveland Haa Not Money Enough to
Meet All the Demands.
New Tobk, December 2L A solicitor
for aid in behalf of the "Women's Hospital,
of this city, called upon ex-President Cleve
land to-day and Informed him that the use
of his name as one of the contributors to the
support of the hospital would be an excellent
help to the institution, no matter how small
might the amount of his donation, as his
name would encourage others to subscribe.
Mr. Cleveland said that all other applicants
used the same argument He said he would
like to assist all worthy institutions, but
his finances would not allow him to do so,
but he would consult Mrs. Cleveland nbout
this particular request
Then he added significantly: The truth
of the matter is that the demands which are
constantly made upon me for aid are so
numerous, and come from so many different
quarters, that I have about made up my
mind to leave New York in order to get
away from these requests." f
A Broken Coapllng Canaes n Bad Wreck an
the Ft. Wayne Road.
Cleveland, December 2L Preight
train No. 90, on the Pittsburg, Pt "Wayne
and Chicago railroad, near Lima, broke in
two to-day, and the rear half crashed into
the train following. Conductor Jones,
uraKeman aiorau ana wuiiam onerman, of
Lima, asleep in the caboose of the, runaway
train, were all injured, Sherman.' probably
fatally. i
Sixteen cars, a caboose and the engine of
tne second tram, were wrectced. jane road
has been blockaded all day.
Ifrom the Straggle for the Next Sen
atorial Toga ia Ohio.
That He is Citizen of Newlork Will do
Used Against Him. ,
Ibe Strength of tieEalaiow Chaser Litdj to Goto
tbn Free Trader,
Candidate Thomas claims to have positive
evidence that Brice is a citizen of New
York. The latter made affidavit to thatef
fect in signing a bond six months ago. This
charge, if sustained, would make the na
tional Democratic chairman ineligible as
Senator from Ohio.
tsrr-cTAi yitioiuu to tbb pisrAicn.:
Columbus, December 21. John H.
Thomas, tbe Senatorial candidate, imparted
the information before leaving for his home
in Springfield to-night that he had just come
into possession of facts which would insure
the defeat of Brice. Being pressed for his
find he said he had jnst received from bis
agent in New York a certified, copy of a
paper in which six months ago Brioe went
on the bond of a firm of contractors in New
York when he made oath to his residence
being ia New York.
Thomas claims to be able to show that
Brice has not voted in Ohio for two years.
The constitutional qualifications of a Sen
ator are described in article I, seotlon three,
clause three, of the Constitution oh the
United States, which says: "No person
shall be a Senator who shall not have .at
tained to the age of 30 years, and been nine
years a oitizen of he United Spates, and
who shall not, when elected, be an inhab
itant of that State for which he shall be
chosen." The objection mads against Mr,
Brice is that he is not an "inhabitant" of
tte SUte of Ohio, but of New York. The
point turns on what is meant by "inhab
itant," XRB li&W IK OHIO.
Bection 2,946 of the revised statutes of
Ohio .says:
That place shall be considered tbe residence
of a person in which bis habitation is fixed,
and to wblcb, whenever be is absent, lie bas tbe
intention of returning. A person shall not be
considered to have lost bis residence who
leaves bis home and goes into another State, or
county of this state, for temporary purposes
merely, witb tbe intention of- returnins- A
person snail not be considered to have gained a
resideneeln any county in this State, into
which he comes for temporary purposes merely.
without the!
intention of malunc such county
ng such county
his borne.
If a person remove to another State, with an
intention to make it his permanent residence,
be shaft be considered to have lost bis residence
in this State. If a person remove to another
State, with an intention of remaining there an
indennlte time, and as a place of present
residence, he sball be considered to bave lost
bis residence In this State, notwithstanding he
may entertain an intention to return at some
future period. The mere Intention to acquire
anew residence, without the fact of removal,
sball avail nothing; neither sball the fact of
removal without the intention. If a person eo
into another State, and while there exercise
the right of a citizen by voting, be shall be con
sidered to have lost his residence in this State.
It would therefore- seem that even under
the most liberal connrrnctian of th law3f
Mr,iIhomaS aFtfafaiik prof JssJilnuiigU
nionC&almiiilVisBSr e"fibie
Brice men have met furious opposition in'
the post two days and are calling out all
their reserve force, Hon. Prank Hurd, of
Toledo, and General Ai N. Bice, of Pre
mont, will be here tbe first of, the week to
aid in Brice's canvass
The fact that Prank Hurd has supported
Cal Brice for Senator has surprised many
Democrats, and when it was known that
Hurd could have had the most of the Bepre
sentatives from Northwestern Ohio if he had
announced himself as a candidate, tbe sur
prise was increased. Congressman Bill
Hill, who is at the head ot Brice's bureau,
stated that Hurd was to support Brice this
year in turn for Brice's opening his barrel
to elect a Democratic Legislature, which
shonld select Hurd to succeed Sherman in
1893. The disclosure has created a sensa
tion among local Democrats.
It is the free trader's expressed ambition
to go to the Upper House oi Congress, and
the combination is one in keenintt with this.
Por some time Hurd had been non-committal
as to his choice, but after a long confer
ence at the Boodv House last week with
Brice, lasting nearly a dav, he announoed
himself in favor of the New York man.
Brice said when last here alter his confer
ence that Hurd would henceforth be for
him, and that the free trader would be the
next Ohio Senator after him.
In view of all- these facts it is believed
here that if the discovery made by Thomas
forces Brice off the traok, or it for any other
reason he cahoot secure the Senatorial
honors,, the Brice strength will be thrown to
Hurd. This would practicallv assure the
election of the Toledo statesman, as he Is
very popular throughout the State, and
would make a very strong candidate even
without the support of Brice. v
An effort was made by The Dispatch
correspondent to-night to reach Mr. Hurd
by telegraph, but nothing was learned be
yond the fact that he was at Lima in close
consultation witri Brice.
Mr. Thomas dropped another significant
remark to-night
"I see you have another candidate in
Springfield'' remarked the correspondent.
"Y-e-es, who's that?"
"Why, Mr. Bookwalter."
"Oh, that was announced this morning. I
thought you meant a real new candidate,"
said Mr. Thomas.
""What do you think of his candidacy?"
was asked.
"I guess Ballentine and Charley Constan
tine wanted to attract attention and brought
him up. Constantino is an Oklahoma
boomer, you know. He was defeated for
Mayor ut there. The Bookwalter candi
dacy is to serve some side interest that I
don't altogether understand. I believe Bal
lentine ha been working for Brice."
"Do you think that Mr. Bookwalter is a
bona ride candidate?"
"1 really don't know. It is sometimes
hard to learn a man's motives. He is hardly
as much an Ohio man as Mr. Brice, how
ever. Since his canvass for the Governor
ship in 1881 1 don't believe thas he has been
in Springfield 60 days in all. It would
crowd him to scrape up 60 days that he bas
been in Cleveland in the last eight years.
He has been in Egypt more than he has
been in Ohio in that time." .
A Weir Virginia Hub Find. HI Neighbor on
OU Farm and Kill Him.
CLABK8BUBa, "W. VAl, December 2L
A terrible murder was perpetrated a few
miles from this place this morning.
The murderer is Barry Cauffman
and his victim Charles Sbrsves,
both being very prominent farmers
and Shreves a very wealthy man. The
latter had been warned by Canflman not to
trespass' upon his laras, bt persisted in
doing so. This Koraiajr. -CaHffkan caught
himoa his ld. Stsfcttk-w.'.
3MEOBJIBER 22, 1889.
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v ShHrte Bwe-9 I Charted WHb
aa Atieowt.ta Cm
mH Suicide,
New Yosk. December 21. There was
brought to Bellevue Hospital this morning
a mental and physical wreck,, a victim of
the effects of the terrible drug, cocaine.
Theutory of iis subjection to the drug, as
related by the policeman who arrested hint,
Is a terrible warning, At 220 o'clock this
morning Policeman John J. Bath was on
iiajwat at tho Bowery and Grand street
when an excited yonng man rushed up to
hlml In breathless tones be "told the officer
to'nrry at once to 108 Bowery, where a
man had taken an overdose of cocaine. The
officer went promptly to the number given,
which is a lodging house known as the
National Hotel, where beds are rented for
25 oents a night In room four was tbe man
for .whom the officer was called. He was
sitting in a chair, with a two-ounce phial in
nlifjliogers. His eyes-were deeply sunken
and'glaring at tbe floor aronnd him, his
cheeks were pale and hollow, almost like
those of a dead-man.
Policeman Bates asked him what was in
tbe bottle. "With a sickly smile he answered,
"Cocaine," and raised the hand containing
the drug to his Ups as if he wonld swallow
all that was left of it The officer seized and
easily dragged the little bottle front the
man's nerveless grasp. .In answer to in
quiries put to him tbe dying man said his
name was. Elton Fay, and, that he had just
taken 20 grains of cocaine. Por two months
past he had been staying in the lodging
house. The night clerk who had called
Officer Bates sain he had seen him driving
imaginary cats and dogs and other things
irom about bis feet, ana becoming alarmed
lest the raan might do something desperate
in his delirium bad called the officer.
Pay. is supposed to have attempted to
commit suicide, and he is therefore a pris
oner in Bellevue Hospital. Before he came
to live in this city Pay had been employed
at Atbury Park, Previous to that be was
in good circumstances in Chicago. His
wife, who Is said to be highly connected, is
now Jiving with her friends at the paternal
home of Elton Pay, at Janesville, Wis.
Pay said that he had also taken twenty
grains of the drug last Sunday. The physi
cians say that such a dose is enough to kill
a man.
Ia AtteBHitlnc 16 Crack a Safe They Overdo
'' ' the .Mailer.
Phicipsbubo, December 21. The
town of Clearfield was thrown into a state
of excitement this morning at 1 o'clock
occasioned by tbe blowing up Dill Se Mc
Pherson's grain tou'se by burglars, who, in
they efforts to open the safe, put in too big
& charge, creating an explosion that not
only wrecked the safe, but shattered the
building-, blowing out one end almost en
tirely. Buildings 'within several hundred
feet were badly shaken and hundreds of
Iieople aroused irom their slumbers by tbe
oad reports. ,
The books and valuable papers were
thrown out into tlje street, and some of them
will be almost worthless. The firm had
drawn considerable money out of the bank
during the day, and the burglars bad likely
become aware of the fact and thought it an
opportune time to ply their nefarious work,
but fortunately pearly tbe entire amount
had been paid out during the day. No clew
to the burglars has oi yet been obtained,
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T fri ii nr"i"riT,ii "-&'?tf
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Wllf Have to Shaw Their Color.
NitwYobk, December 21. 'When the
steamship Barraeonta, from tbe "West Indies,
boldly entered our harbor a few weeks ago,
without heeding the shrieking commands
of the Bevenue Cutter Chandler for her
to Slow up the incident had its amusing
side. But the precedent set by the Barra
coota is bearing fruit, and when the steam
ship Alarich, from Galveston, came into the
harbor to-day without 'paying tbe slightest
attention to the Chandler something had to
be done about it,
Lieutenant Smith, of the Chandler, has
sent a letter to Collector Erhardt, and tbe
matter will be laid before the
Secretary of the Treasury, and some
of these days, when a big steamship
is jauntily skipping up the bay after the
manner of the Barracoota and the Alarich,
a round shot will hit her in the stern wheel
and bring her up with a suddenness; that
will be a fearlul caution to all foreigners in
the future.
A Disastrous and Probably Fatal Wreck on
tbe liebfgii Valley Itaad.
Bethlehem, Pa., December 21. A dis
astrous wreck occurred on the Lehigh Val
ley Bailroad at Laury's station about 0:30
o'clock this morning. The east-bound
Buffalo express, made up of four express
cars, three passenger coaches and two Pull
man sleepers, while running at the rate of
40 miles nn hour, dashed into the rear end
of a freight train entering tbe side track.
The engine turned over on its side, and En
gineer Monroemosic, of South Eajton, was
pinned by the legs under tbe boiler.
He was gotten ont three hours afterward.
His injuries will, it is believed, prove fatal.
Pireman Irvln Godley jumped and was cut
about the head and face. The platforms of
the passenger cars were broken, but no
passengers were hurt. A dozen freight cars
were demolished. The flagman of the
freight train, whose fault it was, disap
peared after the accident
One'of tbe Carlon Featare In Connection
With a Sr.lionl Fire.
St. Louis, December 21. The burning
this morning of a large freight house near
the Union depot, occupied by the Adams
Express Company, presented the novel feat
ure of the destruction oi thousands of Christ
mas presents, which were temporarily
lodged therein awaiting shipment to points
outside the city, and other thousands of
itnrisun&s ouenngs if rcsiucuH ui uc cuy,
which had not yet been delivered to the
A considerable amount of other freight
was destroyed. The loss on the building
was not material, but the loss on presents
and tbe grievous disappointment to hosts of
little ones, to say nothing of regret of older
ones, can never be estimated.
Tfao Elopement of n Bnckeye Conple Wboso
Marrtnee Was Forbidden.
rsrrciAi. tzlxooaii to tus dupatcu.i
"Wakben, O., December 2L A social
sensation to-night is the elopement of Amos
McMahon, a United Line telegraph oper
ator, and Miss Nettie Sheppy, daughter of
a prominent business man of jhh
city. The young couple met with' op
position on tbe part of her parents
in their lovemaking, and their clandestine
courtship was brought to a close this after
noon when McMahou secured a license and
met tbe lady at the East-buuud Pittsburg
and Western train.
To a friend was made known Jheir inten
tion to be married immediately oa arriving
at Pittsburg. Both, MoMakVa and Mis
Shtppy are ratter yoMg. - - '
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A New York Chinanaa Has Skipped
Oat With $20,000 in Cash and a
He .Supposed to be Safelj OTectbe Cana
dian Border.
Eren the Jras Honse Snffjred Prom Hie Operates of
lie Defaulter.
A prominent member of the Chinese
colony in New York has disappeared, Any
where from 120,000; to 40,000 ia cash is also
missing. A beautiful white girl from
Brooklyn is said to have accompanied tbe
enterprising Mongolian. He was a Snnday
school sobolar.
Netv Yobk, December 31 1 Chu Pong,
the Chinese dude, the interpreter and cash
ier of Kwong Hong Long & Co., 5 Hott
street, also part owners of the big Japanese
store at 813 Broadway, who was to start a
Chinese bank a few weeks ago, has suddenly
disappeared for parts unknown with the
funds of the several Chinese firms, amount
ing, so far as' now known, to about 515,000.
It is supposed that he is in Canada. Sev
eral American merchants are also victims,
and are mourning over his disappearance.
Bach, was the immense confidence reposed
in him by the Chinese community, notwithstanding-
the faot that there was a suit of
$3,000 hanging over him in the Supreme
Court for alleged crookedness in an opium
deal, that several merchants lent him large
sums of money as he desired.
A hurried examination of the bank no
counts of several Chinese firms revealed
that the names of the following firms had
been forged for the sums set opposite their
names: Mai Li "W, 19 Bowery, $1,000;
Sinn Quong On, 33 Mott street, $1,000;
Kwong Hong Long, 5 Mott street $5,000;
Joss House Association, $1,600; Mr. Levy,
of 10 Chatham square, $600.
Other victims are still being heard from,
as Chu Ping has many American friends
and business acquaintances who do cot yet
know of his sudden departure. He bos
taken all the cash that he could raise upon
his business at 813 Broadway, of which
place he was only a part owner, but in which
he had a controlling interest The Kwong
Hone Long firm is managed by ad uncle of
his, who is the heaviest loser of alL
It ia further alleged that Mr. Chu Pong,
the late Berry "Wall of Chinatown, New
York, has taken with him a very pretty
American girl, on whose account, it is al
leged, many a former crookedness of Chu
Pong was traced. She was the pretty daugh
ter of a certain Brooklyn real estate man.
Who tbey are or where they live no
Chinamen seemed to know, but they all de
clare that they haye seen him with her on
many an occasion. She was also known by
several gentlemen in Howe & Hummel'a of
fice, who are Popg's attorneys in New York.
Chu Pong is ony 27 years eld, but Is of
more than ordinary size for a Chinaman.
He weighs 180 pounds, and is full-faced.
He dressed . while here in the height of
American: fashion, His itjack-hair 1
cut ihortl, aad has a feather edge. He
walks with a nodding, forward movement,
as if'he had a big corn on his toe, and some
one had stepped on it with the gentleness of
an elephant
The usual Mongolian expression is hardly
observable at a dance, but in a moment's
conversation you will at once know he is a
Every business firm in Chinatown is just
at present busily engaged in trying to find
out how , he stands with the bank,
and with Chu Pong. Many confiding
Chinese Jaundry men who appointed
him the custodian of their wealth will "Pot
learn of their cashier's disappearance until
some day wheu they come down town. It
will not be at all surprising if there is yet
some throat cutting 'or opium swallowing
among tbe latter's depositors, as most of
them are poor, hard-working men.
Mr. Chu Pong has been a fairly diligent
Sunday school scholar ever since his appear
ance in New York, some six years ago. His
entire crookedness, including that famous
opium deal, js set, down at $20,000 so far. but
that amount will probably be doubled to
morrow or Sunday, when his other
victims are heard from. As Joss is
also a victim included in this ereat swindle,
Mr. Chu. Pong's cousin, Mr. Chu Yon
Knew, tbe high priest and Chinese Mayor
who left his post of duty a few days since
for fearot impeachment for alleged com
plication with his other cousins in the
recent fantan raid at Chinatown, has been
forced to come back to settle Joss' affairs.
After Warning BI Wife Ho Fatally
, Wound aim vancled Klral.
rersciAi. tbxxobaic to th dispatch.!
Mabtih'sFebrt, December 2L About
6:30 o'clock this evening a shooting affray
occurred at tbe corner of "Walnut and Pourth
streets, which will result in the death of
Bichard Cotts before morning. The shoot
ing was do ire by Walter Kelly, and arose
from Cotts' alleged intimacy with Kelly's
To-day Kelly warned his wife about her
conduct About 6 o'clock she passed Kelly
on tbe street and he followed her. She met
Cotts, and Kelly at once ran up. The two
men had a quarrel, and Kelly pulled his
revolver and fired, -shooting Cotts through
the body.
Tbe Grant Made to Blra by the Kennbllo
Hn Been Recalled.
Biq Jaxeibo, December 21. An exe-1
cutive degree promulgated to-day fixes the
date of general election for September IS,
and tbe meeting of the Constituent As
sembly for November 15. By the same de
cree the ex-Emperor, Dom Pedro, is
banished from Brazil together with the
members of the royal family, the "Viscount
d'Ouro Prcnto and his brother Carlos Al
fonso and Senator Martino, Governor of Bio
de Janeiro, charged with treason as leader
of the movement
Tbe decree recalls'and cancels the grant of
5,000,000 milrees toDom Pedro and suspends
his allowance in the civil list
The Sonlli Carolina Legltfatare Repeals tbe
Civil Blest BIIL
CoiiTTMBiA, S. C, December 21. In the
General Assembly to-day the Senate recon
sidered its action taken last night by which
the House bill repealing the chap
ter of tbe general statutes re
lating to offenses against the
civil rights was refused passage. After
voting.to reconsider the Senate passed the
bill, which'as previously passed bv the
"House will become a law as soon as it re
ceives tbe Governor's signature, which it is
certain to get
There were only 4 Totes agalaet the bill
is Uw SeMte awl mm la tt Sewe. '
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A Maa Ketaraa Pros CMsriSr
Year.' Akseaea an'dJPfeii WMs4
FrifdBedAce4 ..
. tea- WHa HI Safe,
nracux. tzxxsbax to rax mararem. t
Acwobth, Ga., December 21. X. ,"rT.
"Wilson., Jr., arrived, here .yesterday frsa,
California to spend the Chaistmas holidays.
Pour yesri ago he was a tenant cropper
Bear town, his father being supposed
to be dead. In the earjy settle
ment of Cobb county miners delved for
hidden treasures more than they do now.
Among tbow engaged jn this business was
K."W. WUson, JCa 1W8. in a fit of the
blues,, he bade his pretty young wife and
child goodby and started for California. His
wife remained at her home near Acwortb,
and" received a few letters from hint after he
had arrived among the miners of California.
Finally be ceased, writing altogether After
some years passed suitors pleaded for the J
wife's band iu marriage, but she declined to
enter wedlock ana kept sacred the memory of
her first love. One day one of her suitors
found in a California paper the recorded
death of her husband, "With this assurance
she consented to marry the man 'who bad
been so kind to her. After living with her
second husband a few years she died, .,
Some time ago a stranger 65 years old
stopped, at Aclworth anil rerislesed at the
Litcbfield Bouse as B, W. "Wilson. He in
quired for bis old triend Litchfield. He
was told that he was dead, and
then he named friend, after friend,
and was told that tbey were dead or
hai moved away. Like Bin Tan "Winkle,
he knew no one. and nobodv knew him.
fHe got on a horse and rode out into his old
settlement, Hoping to find some familiar
face, and as he passed Captain J. B,
O'NeiU's'farm he saw a young man pick
ing cotton, and Inquired his name, and was
told '.'Wilson." '
"Where is your father?" he asked.
"He went to California 40 years ago."
The tears came rushing into tbe old man's
eyes, and he made known that, hq was tbe
father. Young "Wilson was great
ly affected by this declaration,
and the old man went to his son's houie and
was introduced to his daugbter-ia-law and
grand children. The old man re
counted his reverses in California, and
why he waited for success to crown his
labors before returning. He finally struck
it rich, and is now wealthy. He took bis
son and family back with him and installed
him as lis heir. Young "Wilson gives
glowing descriptions of the life he now Uvea
on the Pecifio coast
Another Young Yale Freshman Hoped
by n College Widow,
Nw Haves-, Cosk., December 21.
Yale University has given birth to another
romance, in which Bichard H. Johnson, of
Boise City, Idaho, a freshman, and Miss
Katie Ashdown figure. It was shortly after
tbe opening of the college year, last fall,
that young Johnson, while going home irom
morning prayers, saw a pretty young girl of
petite figure walking up the street just
ahead of him. Johnson, was smitten, and
at an early date sought to become ac
quainted with the young lady. He suc
ceeded, and last Sunday night tbey eloped
to "Wallingford, and were married by Jus
tice of the Peace Morse.
Johnson will probably be; expelled from
college, as the faculty dp not allow married
men to pursue collegiate, courses. He is
now at home, spending the holidays with,
his parents, and his wife is witirher parents
at their home on Dixwell avenue. Miss
Ashdqwajs a very .prqtty , young- W0W8
well known about town, ana together wjth
her sister, Tytnt under the name of the Ash
downs. It is another case of one of the col
lege widows roping in a freshman,
The Widow of the Corapoier Wlghtlng for
Bar RUbu.
Ixsiaxapous, December 21. Atf ex
traordinary suit waa brought in the Federal
Court to-day for the widow of Stephen C.
Poster and his daughter, Mrs. Marion Pos
ter Veleh, of Chicago. It seetka to enjoin
Kinsley & Pauley, of the Lafayette Echo
Company, from further infringing the copy
right onthat old-time melody, "Way Down
Upon de Swanee Eier."
It haa been published by the defendants
under the name of "Old Poltcs at Home."
It was first sung by Christy's Minstrels, in
the 50s; the copyright was renewed in 1879,
28 veors after its original production.
Pirth, Pond & Co., of New York and
Boston, publish it
BI Family nnd Fhjalclan Are Maeh
Alarmed Concerning; Blm.
Atlanta, Ga., December 21. Henry
Grady's conditions was much worse to-day.
His physicians and family are much
alarmed about him. Pneumonia is believed
to have set in, and nervous exhaustion
makes his condition more serious. .
Interesting Feature Contained in Tht
Mammotb Triple Ine.
The Dispatch this morning Is largely tinged
by tbe pemdlns spirit of the -season, and
might therefore bo called a Christmas number.
Tbe news tnls morning; foreign, domestic and
local, which Is mainly confined to the first part,
is full of life and interest Tbe prominent
features of tbe second and third parts are as
Fart II.
Pagi S.
TJnderOtherBkles ....S. B.Bkidilsktxtal.
On China's frontier Hixbt Hohkax
The Art of Etching- Bbxxah
Onr Christmas Menu 31ISS GBOXDT, lu.
Page 10.
The Earth's Changes.... Poor. J. M. Fxtob
Ynletlde Customs V. B. Baskett
Helping the ttoor Clasa Bxixx
Easiness Cards.
Page 11.
The World of Mtulo , Sxaxt Wsitxb
Davis a Christian. -.., Loo
Wants, To Lets, for Bales, etc
Page a.
Where Beauty Beljtns. King TJp the Curtain.
The Boys of Sixty-One. Saber and Bine.
Pedarogne and Popll.
Business Cards.
Page 13.
Grip and Password. Financial Indulgence.
Business Cards.
The Bundle Terlod i BiirrWmaa
Business Cards.
Six Black Knight .'.WrxLUx Idwabds
Every Day Science Staxt Warrxa
Christian Courtesy (ixoaox Hoodxs
Artists and Art Works.
Bnslnesj Cards.
Pagt IB.
Amusement Announcements.
Business Cards.
Fart III.
Pagt IT.
A City's Seamy Bide .BxsrsTBAXi,
Christmas tn Cmp....ELizABiTB Bacok Cusxxa
Christmas Thrice With the Bawsleys....
Bxt.T. DEWnxTAUtAai axp Mabios Wnrrx
Pagt IS.
Joys of Farm Life Bxssrx Bsamblx
Snnday Thoughts ACLIeqtmax
Paa IS.
Tbe Two Eagle-Boys EbxxstK. Ilxcreicns
Actor of the Past .. ..Jamis U Pukdt
Hnafersof the Moa EDWABD wakxfield
... jc k. eriADBotrax
.Peot. Oaoao Ebirs
a aiaag aae .
kid Bras
ffifrpTE G3NT3 '
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AM LnR inifi Qv
is Friend Mntch
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a tiovernor.
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AUK'S i'lKliU..
IAtcis PiiladelphLi Democrats "bo
j Newman Toward tha
Preparations for toe ApDnneaisg Ueetlsg ttlie
But Committee. .. 3
Ex-Qongressman Scott's visit of several
days to Philadelphia is laid to poHt!cs.He) ,
is saM to be working for Congressman,'
Mutc'nler to oppose Montootb, Hastings or
DeJamater next year for Governor. Bx
Senator "Wallace, however, is said to haya
the. inside track In the Q naker City.
Philadelphia, December 2L While?
tbe Republican candidates for the nominal
tion for Governor have been busy declaring
their intentions, the Democratic leaders of
the State have not been idle. "William "L.
8cott, of Erie, the acknowledged champion
of Clevelandism in Pennsylvania, wno is
interested in the fight for Governor, spent a
few days in this city during the week, and
while bere looked over the situation with a
few of the local leaders of the Democratic
party, with reference to the coming meeting;
of tbo Democratic State Committee which,
is to be held at Harrisburg January 22.
Mr. Scott's visit is regarded as significant
in view of the announcement that ex
United States Senator Wallace, who is said
to be in, tbe lead for the Democratia nomi
nation for Governor, will return from Eu
rope in time to be in attendance at the State
Committee, and that be proposed taking a
band in the selection of its officers.
"While Scott's friends in this city decline
to say anything regarding the object of his
visit bere, yet in well-informed circles
the story goes that Scott bas de
clared his preference for the Demo
cratic nomination, and it is said
to be Congressman William Mutchler, of
the Eighth Pennsylvania district, .which,
embraces the counties of Monroe.Northamp
ton, Pike and Carbon. Mutchler's friends
are said to be well advised as to what is
being done to make him the candidate.
The friends of Senator Wallace are in
formed of what is going on, and it is said
that steps are being taken to secure the con
trol of the State organization.
Under the ralei adopted by the last Demo
cratic State Convention, tbe State has been
divided into separate districts,each of which
will have a chairman, who will, of course,
be subservient to the regular chairman, but
who will be held responsible for the conduct
of the election in the counties of their re
spective distriets.
It is said that the Wallace people will not
ooject to tne re-etection or unsirman iiisner,
although they would prefer that Benjamin
P. Meyers, ot Dauphin, or James P. Kerr,
of Clearfield, should be placed at the head
of the State organization. They will make
their fight on the district chairmanship,
claiming that the real strength of the party
organization centered therein. They appear
tobe perfectly- confident of exiSenator Waw
la'cVi "nomination for Governor, andaro
making every possible arrangement to have
the organization put into first-class: shape.
A meeting has been called for January- 9
of the present State Executive Committee,
at which it ia believed tbe subject will be
thoroughly gone over. The present mem
bers are "William L. Scott nf Erie;
Eckley B. Cox, of Luzerne; Mortimer P.
Elliott, of Tioga; Benjamin P. Meyers,
of Dauphin, J. Marshall Wright of Le
high, and James P. Kerr, of Clearfield.
Sheriff Krumbhaar. of this dtv. was 'a
member, but the new rules make Chairman
Johnson, of the Democratic City Commit
tee, his successor.
Politically speaking, the complexion of '
the present Executive Committee is said to
be in favor of Wallace's interest The
Democratic City Committee, on December
2, elected, by Senatorial districts. PhiladeW .
phia's representation of the State Commit-' A
tee. Judging-by the past history of the
men. seven of the eieht members will be
found working; in sympathy wjth ex-Postmaster
Harrity's interest, while the ex
ception. Senator William McAleer. it is
I presumed, will flock by himself.
-a. wen-posted jjemocrauc leaner said to
day, in speaking on the subject: "Wallace
will get the Democratic nomination for
Governor, and will make a good fight His
friends will not fight Kisner, as they
realize that the District Chairmen will
really be the important people to elect"
Elliott P. Kisner, Chairman of the Dem
ocratic State Committee, arrived here to- M
day, and gave it out that be is attending to
business of a strictly private nature, and
that his visit had no political significance
whatever. While Mr. Kisner refused to
talk upon the subiect of his re-election, if is
generally understood that he is prepared to
make next year's fight as the head of the
Democratio State organization. .
The new disease, "Bussian influenza:"
must have reached Chairman Kisner's end
of tbe State, and it was with great difficulty,
on account of throat trouble, that he could?
speak at alL
West of Fltubnrg- to be Eilabllshed a
Chicago. December 21. A tract of 615
acres of land six miles westof the city ball
was purchased to-day by B. Suydarh Grant,
ot New YorL The purpose is to remove
tbe Grant Locomotive Works from Patter-' i
son, N. J., to this site. A part of-the
land will be plotted and sold in lots..
The Grant works here will be the first lo4
comotiye plant established west of Pitts-J
burg.. Two companies, each with a capital j
tbe purchase one company taking careofJ
the land and the other the manufactory.
P. T. Jeffery, late General Manager of thej
Illinois Central Bailroad, will have super-1
vjBiua oi uoiu companies. Ef
The stock of each is already t paid jail
About half the stockholders are Chicagoani
Tbe price paid for tbe land is a trifle overs!
S1.000 an acre. At first the capacity or thel
works will be 250 locomotives a year. Bej
tween 1,200 and 1,500 men are to employed!
in tbe shops, 'ihe old plant at ratter
will be abandoned. According to Mr.JefJ
fery, the works there were cramped andJtiMJ
place inconveniently located.
A Big- Batch of Criminal Fat Oat at t5
Way far Awhile.
rsFzcTAi. roiasAX to tot eispatck.ii
New Yoek. December 21. A big bateetl
of condemned criminals was sent to,8ig
umg to-dav. Aha worst or tne lot it
Sciescente, who killed a peddler witil
knife some time ago; William Salley,'why
inrew a vonni? man overnoara irom an'ex:
rnrtinn hamn ami 1lnWMl lllm tn Arrtm
, -v" "-" ?v.tr. r -tz-z'M
jiisi summer, ana .ion a j wiuuor, wooksao
John Uronia dead.
Bailey and Sciescente are sentenced jforl
lite; O'Connor for 15 years. TheMtrio
was accompanied by 12 thieve, aadlTJ
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omcen;, ',rs
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