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A Sword is Suspended Over the Head
of Portugal's Monarch.
GERMAN! APPEALS TO ESGLAKD
Kot to Create Any Disturbance at This
A GEaEEAl FEAE THEOTJGHOUT EUEOPE.
Anarchists and Socialists Tery AetiTe in Blsmrct's
The trouble between England and Port
ugal may be seized upon by the Kepubli
cans in the latter country to create an up
rising. Boyal circles in Europe are xnncU
worried concerning the situation. Bis
marck has written Lord Salisbury to be as
unicable as possible.
tcorrwoHT, JS88, BT THE MW YORK ASSOCIATXD
Berlin, December 21. The Emperor has
been so ill as to be compelled to keep his
bed since Thursday morning. He arose for
the first time to-day, and Teceived official re
ports. His malady was a catarrh which
provoked a recurrence of the old trouble
with his ear. There is also in his throat
more than the usual trouble experienced in
An injudicious note on the subject was
printed in the National Zeitung. It is in
tended, of course, to ease the public, but
bad an entirely different effect and caused
almost incessant inquiries to be made at the
palace. The Emperor forbade the publica
tion of bulletins, received in his bedroom
the leading officials who called and treated
bis illness in a jesting spirit.
This trouble originated in a cold caught
while the Emperor watched the effect of a
sight alarm in the garrison at Potsdam, one
ot his military amusements being to test the
rapidity with" which the various regiments
can be'tnrned out at unexpected moments.
But that is not His Majesty's only military
amusement. At the field maneuvers at
Bornsted a regiment of cavalry was sud
denly ordered to advance at full gallop.
It rode helter skelter down the badly
lighted streets of Potsdam. Some of the
horses were killed and several of the towns
people were ridden down and badly hurt.
This caused much public irritation and was
one of the reasons why there was very little
sympathy with the Emperor in his illness
among his people in that part of the empire.
For many days now the attention of the
continent has been centered upon the de
velopments in Brazil and the threatened
coutre-de coop in Portugal. Long daily
dispatches from Lisbon and Madrid have
confirmed the intelligence recently given
that Portugal is likely to follow the example
set by Brazil.
AN TOEASY FEELING.
The Government here shares the uneasi
ness felt in every chancellery in Europe.
If Portugal takes fire the movement ot the
Portuguese republicans will, it is believed,
be the signal lor a rising in Spain, and this
will be Followed by agitation in Italy, and
by a general upheaval of the social "forces
The militant attitude of the Portuguese
Government toward England over the Zam
besi district is recognized here as necessary
to strengthen the position of the King of
Portugal at home, where any accidental
failure of strength at this mome'nt would be
made much of in the interest of the radical
party. Prince Bismarck, according to a re
port afloat in ministerial circles, has writ
ten directly to the Marquis of Salisbury ex
pressing the hope that nothing will be done
to humiliate the Portuguese Ministry, in
vcwof iiie imperial catastrophe in Brazil
and the position of the monarchy in Portu
gal face to face with similar forces to those
that cast down "Dom Pedro.
ATrEALINO FOE FORBEARANCE.
An article in the National Zeitung ap
pealing to the forbearance of the English
Government says that Serpa Pinto, like
other agents of Portugal, maT go beyond
his instructions, bnt a statesman, looking
beyond the cause, will see that other inter
ests than those relating to the possession of
African territorv should have immediate
consideration. The youth of the Prince
who has just ascended the Portuguese
throne, his relationship to Queen Victoria
and the conservative tendency of the Mar
quis of Salisbury's policy should altogether
assure snch a calm adjustment of the dis
pute as will not add to ttie difficulties in the
way of King Carlos.
The Zeitung' ' article indicates that Prince
Bismarck favors the English claims in this
difference between the powers. The official
bias is evidently toward England. This is
due chiefly to the intimate relations of the
courts and the concurrence ic foreign
policy, but also it is furthered by the at
tempts of the French press to foment an
irritation in Portugal against England.
A ZEALOUS OFFICES.
Some German official experience with
Serpa Pinto goes a certain way toward con
firming the opinion that the Portuguese
have made a mistake. Serpa Pinto was the
officer who, while Portuguese Consnl at
Zanzibar, caused the capture of the Sultan's
yacht by a Portuguese cruiser. German
intervention in that case at first supported
The justice or injustice of England's de
mands is regarded as of no importance to the
Government here, and little interest is felt
save in the possibility that the dispute, it it
is pressed against the King, may afford the
Bepublicans in Lisbon a lever with which
to overthrow the monarchy. In that phase
the case causes some anxiety.
The advices received at Hamburg from
the Province of Bio Grande de Sul, in Bra
zil, are entirely contrary to the opinion that
the German colonists desire the protection
of the Fatherland. They appear to be con
tent to await events, and hopeful that a fed
erated Bepublic will increase the general
ALL FOB THE REPUBLIC.
They desire to sec fully developed self
government or State sovereignty in the prov
ince, and believe that a republican consti
tutional convention will grant this, and will
accord to tbem an enlarged control of the
provincial finances. All this accorded they
count uponhe -TOwth in the 21 ew World of
a great German free State. The official
world here is disappointed bv this adhesion
of the colonists to the Republic.
The mimers' strike still remains unset
tled. Several pits in the Saar district are
working, but more idle. The directors sent
out placards to-day proclaiming that all
men who have not returned to their work
br Monday will be treated as having re
jected the terms offered tbem.
Anarchists from Liege, in Belgium, have
been inciting the men to refuse the terms.
Some arrests of these men have been made,
but this has failed to overcome the agitation.
Many police agents from here have been
sent through all the districts where the
trouble is to watch the operations of this
SOCIALISTS AT WORK.
Although the strikes are not directlv
traceable to the operations of the Socialists,
the Government is possessed of information
that they are fomented through a Socialist
committee. The recent stnke at Lucken
walde, was directly due to the Berlin
Committee. Agitation thus active and
demonstrated, will be the basis of
Prince Bismarck's argument in hi?
forthcoming appeal to the Reichstag to
pass the Socialist bill entirely as it stands
and without enfeebling qualifications. The
Government expects to make pressure
enough upon the National Liberals to force
the withdrawal of their opposition. There
are signs in the National Liberal press that
that Tmrtr will accept the expulsion clause.
The truth of the position is that the 27a-1
tional Liberals believe they hare done
enough to justify themselves to their con
stituents tor election, and. they will now
yield to the demands of the Cbaneellor.
a coNsxrrtnioNAL question.
Although the mandate of thetejehstag
expires on February 21, there Is some douot
about the date of the elections. The jour
nals are discussing the constitutional right
of the new Reichstag. The renewal of the
agreement or coalition programme known
as the Carta! has not prevented some lively
disputes between deputies of the 'allied
The more liberal end of the combination
is accused of making itself subservient to
the royal will, and the Emperor is imag
ined as the author of the programme the
wits saying that he originated it by saying
in the style of Louis XIV.: "Car-tel est
In the disputes of the partyvHammer
stein, the manager of the Areuz Zeitunq
has, with Stolp, one of the candi
dates in favor or ex-Minister Putt
kamer to oppose the National
Liberal candidate atBeliefield Thereupon
the National Liberal and the Ultra-Conservative
newspapers have fallen foul of
one another, and the National Liberals ac
cuse the Conservatives ot having entered
into secret measures with a wing of the
Deutsche Freiezinnin party to work the
elections in a number of districts against the
A GOVEBNMENT SCHEME.
The Socialist trial at Ellersfeld is likely
to result in the enforced absence from the
electoral struggle of a number of the Social
ist leaders. The Public Prosecutor de
mands that Babel be sentenced to 15 months'
imprisonment, Grillenberger and Harm to
one year, and Schumacher to six months.
The'Socialist delegates, m a reunion at Pis
dorf, a suburb of this city, decided to join
the international demonstration on the 1st
of May in favor ot eight hours for a day's
Count Von Moltke was ill three days with
the fashionable epidemic He recovered
and was out on Tuesday, but he had a re
lapse and was taken down with bronchital.
The doctors now prohibit his leaving his
PORTUGAL WILL COKGEDE.
Lord Salisbury Demands Will Probably
Receive a Pencefnl Answer.
Lisbon, December 21. Senor Gomaz,
Minister of Foreign Affairs, has summoned
the members of the Cabinet to consider the
note of Lord Salisbury, the British Prime
Minister, calling uponPortugal to repudiate
the acts of her agents on the Zambesi river
and favoring the restoration of the statu
quo as it existed before the recent expedition
of Major Sarpa Pinto.
Owing to the ntgency of the matter, Port
ugal's reply to the note, which will be of an
amicable nature, will be telegraphed to
A TEEI SIGNIFICANT MOTE.
English Crnleer Ordered to the Scene of the
Trouble WUb Portugal,
Capetown, December 2L The flag
ship Raleigh, the corvette Curacoa and the
torpedo cruiser Brisk, of the British Cape
of Good Hope and West coast of Africa
squadron, have been ordered to proceed im
mediately to Delagoa Bay.
CANADA WILL EETALIATE.
She Carries Ont Her Thrent to Do as Sao'a
rprxcux. telegram to tux DisrATcn.1
Ottawa, December 21. The Dominion
Government say that if the United States
Government is going to sell Canadian
sealing vessejs caught in Behring Sea
they will retaliate by confiscating and
selling all American fishing vessels
caught violating the fishery regulations in
the Atlantic Carrying this threat into
effect, the American fishing schooner David
J. Adams, which was seized atDigby. N. S.,
in 1886, by the Government cruiser Lans
downe, for breaking the fishery laws of 1818
by purchasing bait, was sold at auction by
the Vice Admiralty Courton-Tnesdav last.
A lcrge number of captains and" ship
owners were in attendance. The bidding
was spirited, and the vessel was finally
knocked down to Sproul Bros., of Digby,
lor $1,400. The Adams is in a
bad state, the water flowing in
and out of her every tide. 'She will
require recaulking and a general overhaul
ing. Her owners will fit her out for the
bank fisheries. The Adams had been tied
up at the wharf at Digby to- the past three
years, and allowed to rot, which accounts
for the great depreciation in her value
SHOT DOWN FOE M'GINTI.
One of Those Frrquent Jokes Causes a
Toons; Man's Death.
New Yobe, December 21. John Rusk,
one of the best hearted of the Irish lads who
live at Throgg's Neck, joked with a
drnnken man about McGinty; Thursday
night and was shot down for it Thos. Hart,
who killed him, was a constable of West
Chester, residing with his widowed mother
at Fort" Schuyler. A warrant is out for his
arrest, bnt he has fled for his life. Benja
min Nelson told this story of what had oc
curred. He said he was walking home with
the constable when they saw Rusk. Hart
"How are you. Johnny?"
Rusk replied: "First rale, Tom. Did
you see that fellow that was looking for
"What fellow was that?" inquired Hart.
"Whv. McGinty." replied Rusk.
"Here's McGinty," retorted the con
stable, and drawing his revolver, and with
out ado, he leveled it at Rusk and fired.
QUAI AS SILENT AS ETEE,
lie Intends to Enjoy Christmas Wlihont
Senator Matthew S. Quay, with his wife
and daughter, passed through the Bouthside
yesterday on his way from Washington to
Beaver. The party went by the Balti
more and Ohio, the Pittsburg, McKeesport
and Youghiogheny and the Pittsburg and
Lake Erie Railroads. They were not com
pelled to change cars on the Bouthside. their
coach being switched from one line to the
other, and sent out over the Lake Erie at
tached to the 9 o'clock lorenoon train. Sen
ator Quay did not care to discuss personal
politics. He was going borne ior a good
holiday season, and had brnshed aside, for
the time, all partisan cares.
A BAND OF FIENDISH TEAMP8
Roast a Companion to Death by Holding
Him Over a Lor Fire.
Lafatette, Ind., December 21. This
morning the body of a tramp was found in
atfeserted spot, a mile below the citv, hor
ribly burned and charred. Investigation
shows that he was burned by drunken tramp
companions who held him over a log fire
until life was extinct
The dead -man was known as Joseph
Mooney. Five tramps have been arrested
The Encllib Syndicate Once More.
Cincinnati, December 21. It has trans
pired that an English syndicate has bonght
two breweries jointly here. One of these
breweries is the Weyaud & Jung, of Cin
cinnati, and the other the Crescent brewery,
of Aurora, Ind. The amount said to have
been paid is $1,725,000.
ThreeMore Conemansh Victims Pound.
rsrECLU. TELEGRAM Tp TUX .DISPATCH. 1
Johnstown, December 21. Three
bodies were iound on the bank of the Cone
mangh near Coopersdale to-day. All the
bodies were close together and all were fe
males. None were identified.
Holidays at the Bee Hive This is the
place where a dollar will buy more Christ
mas gifts than $2 at any other housei Busy
Bee Hive? Sixth and Liberty.
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DIED AN AGNOSTIC.
A Chef of M. Felenard'a Dies as He Lived
Pecnllar Ceresaaales at the Grave
A Speech Soracthtne
rrSOX A STAFF COEBXSrOlTDEKT.I
Washington, December 2L Monsieur
Marcel Pelouard, former steward to Lord
Sackville, late of the British Legation, and
husband of the Madame Pelouard, who was
cook at the White House last summer, and
who threatened suit against the Harrisons
for wages claimed, keeps a small French
restaurant and pension on Eighteenth and
H streets. A few days ago he secured the
services of a noted French cook, a fine-looking
and very well educated young fellow
from Pari? and New York.
The first effort of the latter was to pre
pare an elegant banquet given by Monsieur
Pelouard to a large number of correspond
ents and public men. The dinner was highly
E raised, and the new chef was very proud,
ut the exertion was too much for him, for
on the day following the banquet he was
stricken with pneumonia, and died within
48 hours from the beginning of the attack.
The chef had been reared in the Catholic
church, but had been an agnostic Notwith
standing this, a Catholic friend bent for
Father CbappeUe, a popular priest
of this city, to minister to the dying
man. Even in his delirium, however, the
chef adhered to his agnosticism. He
Ordered Father Chappelle from the room.de
clariughe wanted no priests about him,
either in life or death.
Of course the church refused her
blessing and her services alter this, and the
poor chef would have had a very quiet
burial indeed, had not the guests
at the banquet heard of his
demise. Many of these assembled
and attended the body1 to Graceland ceme
tery. As the coffin was lowered into the
grave. Mr. Lewsley, of the New York
World, stepped forward with uncovered
head, and made a briel but eloquent and af
fecting address, suggestive of the best vein
of Colonel IngersoU.
An old friend ot the chef delivered an
oration in French, others made brief re
mark and altogether the funeral was per
haps the most unique and interesting that
has ever occurred in Washington.
TOOK THE TEAIN 'FOB, A HOESE CAB.
A Young Man Walks Ont of a Train and Em
braces Mother Enrtb.
Daniel Kavanagh walked into the bag
gage room of the Union depot last evening
with a sprained shoulder, damaged finger,
a few bruises, his face plentifully bespattered
with P. R. B. real estate, which hardly con
cealed a nose of sanguinary hue, and with
the aid of a couple of porters.
Dan is about as innocent a young man as
appeared within the precincU of the staid
old depot in many moons. He went down
to Braddock yesterday to look for a job. and
when the train which brought him back was
pulling in from the yard Dan jumped off
and injured himself as described.
A reporter entered the baggage room
simultaneously with Dr. Hamilton who
bad been sent for. The doetor got Daniel
into a chair and proceeded to examine him.
"Oh doctor, dear, am I dead?"
"Not yet," quoth the doctor.
The examination proceeded.
"Doctor, d'ye think I'll live?"
"Why, what's the matter with you?"
"Oh, me shoulder and finger is oad."
"You're all right Where do you live?"
"In Thirtv-sixth street"
"What number?" queried a reporter.
"There's five houses on the street, but the
sorra a number."
"Suppose they were built in such a hurry
they hadn't time to number them?" inter
jected the doctor.
"Tell us how the accident happened."
"I was comin' in on the thrain, and just
beyant the station I told the man to stop
the thran for me to get off, and Igave him
me ticket I thought he was going to do it
bnt the train didn't stop and I walked off
the step and fell."
"Thought you were on a horse car, eh?"
"Doctor, is ma finger bad?"
"Not much hurt; only a little strained."
"Is that so?"
"That's a lact," said the doctor.
"Say, Dan, what's the name of your land
lady on Thirty-sixth street?"
And Dan was helped on with his coat and
sent on home He has been two weeks in
BAILEOADS W1LL0PP0SE THE CANAL.
An Erie Ulan Believes the Waterway Will
be Built Anyhow.
An Erie business man, C. R. Hilty, who
was at the Seventh Avenue Hotel yester
day, said of the projected Ohio River and
Lake Erie Canal: "I suppose the railroads
will oppose it They will naturally do so
as a matter ot their own interest bnt I
tLink it will be constructed. The State
Commission is an energetic and systematic
one, inclined to push the matter."
The Ex-Connty Treasurer's Report.
Alexander JE,. McCandless, late County
Treasurer, made a 'settlement yesterday with
the County Controller, by exoneration and
cash, for the following delinquent county.
State and poor taxes for the years 1886 and
County 8168,086 U
State 6,850 65
Poor. 6.597 29
Total 8171,634 38
A Conference on the Carbon Setter Strike.
The general committee representing the
joint labor organizations and the Electrical
Union received a communication yesterday
from General Manager Blaxter, ofnhe Alle
gheny County Light Company, appointing
4 o'clock on Monday afternoon for a confer
ence on the question of the strike
The largest stock of the most beauti
ful lorgnettes, with silver, tortoise shell,
pearl and ivory handles. Lenses adjusted
after the holidays free of charge. Lowest
prices, at Kornblum's optician store, No.
60 Filth ave.
Without exception the largest and best
assortment of magic lanterns, stereopticons,
views, etc, sold at the lowest possible prices
at Kornblum's optician store, No. CO Fifth
Holiday Presents. '
Solid cold spectacles and eveelasses 5
and upward. Glasses of superior quality
at Kornblum's optician store, No. 50 Fifth
FREE! FREEH FREES! FSEESS
Grand Fnrlor Books, Publisher's Price, 84.
Distributed Gratis to Kanfmann's Pa
trons To-IUorrow nnd Tuesday.
Dore's Bible gallery: '
5ane;s?n!)rT' I Illustrated
LIJUieBiUlCIUUl r TW.
rsu , t, j:.T..t V AJore,
The regular premium edition, size 10x12
inches, gold edges, and precisely the same
work which all first-class book stores retail
at $4, will be given free with every man's or
boy's snit or overcoat, or lady's or miss',
cloak, costing not less than $10. We chanced
to buy these books at away below their true
value, otherwise we should never have been
able to present them to our patrons. Truly,
this Is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if
you're wise, you'll secure one gratis.
The Cheapest Place for Diamonds,
Pins, earrings, finger rings, scarf pins, etc,
at very low prices.
Jas. McKee, Jeweler,
420 Smitbfield street, one door below Dia
mond street Open every evening.
Yocs mother-in-law would be pleased
with a" fine cashmere wrapper or tea gown
onlyfl 76, $2 to 810. 'SUST BEEHIVE.
i & , rv wyvv .ir
Er-Fresidcnt Cleveland is One of
His Very Happiest Humors.
HE ADDRESSES COBNEIjL ALUMHI
On the Subject of the Nation, the State and
BIS EXPEEIEN WITH TWO OP M.
The Eeirty Laughter of Bis Auditors Pnnetnitts His
Ex-President Cleveland addressed the
Cornell University Club last evening. He
was in excellent humor. His subject was
"The Nation, the State, and the Univer
sity." He was often interrupted by laugh
ter. rSrXCIAL TSLXdlAX TO Till DISPATCn.I
New Yoek, December 2L What has
heretofore been the Cornell Alumni Associa
tion of this city, turned itself permanently
into the Cornell University Club at its
tenth annual dinner in the Hotel Bruns
wick to-night About 150 alumni were
present and the invited guests included
President Charles Kendall Adams, of Cor
nell University; PresidentE. Benjamin An
drews, of Brown University; Grover Cleve
land, General Alfred O. Barnes and Alonzo
Mr. Cleveland seemed happier than on
any recent public occasion, as he sat at the
left of President John DeWitt Warner, of
the club, at the center ol the table of honor,
and right in front of the big mantel in the
banquet room, against which he leaned
back, puffing a cigar between laughs at the
hubbub ot college merriment before him.
He responded to the toast of "The Nation,
the State, and the University," and began
by saying that the subject was one that
might have anpailed him, had he not
learned by actual experience how easily the
nation and the State could be got rid of.
That little pleasantry tickled the college
men immensely, and it was a long time be
fore Mr. Cleveland could go on. When he
did he said:
I am confident that, no matter how carefully
a man may compute his social assets, an item
here and there is certain to be left out, and he
is likely at any time to wake up and find
himself anions on account of some
thing of which he never knew before.
If I am not the inventor of
this idea, I claim at least, to be a striking
example of its truth. When the committee
come to ask me to be present here. I may as
well confess that while I listened to their
arguments upon the magnitude of the
occasion with that patient fortitude
that a man acquires by long-continued
experience in hearing men express their anx
iety to prove their patriotism by filling Federal
offices. Laughter. My thoughts were actu
ally engaged in framing the most courteous
phrases In which I could decline to come Bat
one of them called my attention to the fact
that I had been the only Governor of New
York who had ever attended a meeting of the
Board of Trustees ot Cornell in his capacity as
an ex-offlclo member.
IMPEESSED -WITH HIS IMPOETANCE.
When I thus found that I had done some
thing that none of my predecessors had ever
done, I was so impressed with my own Impoit
ance that I had to consent to come here So I
came here to-night to insist upon the fullest
recognltio of the relation I bear to tbe uni
versity, and to exploit my new-fonnd honor.
Laughter.! But, after alt seeing this body of
men and remembering what Cornell has done
for tbe advancement of the best Interests of
the State and the nation, I am entirely cured
of any vanity as to my own share in it, and am
willing forest my presence here solely upon the
fame of the university and the merits of the oc
casion. AS TO THE NATION.
Speaking of the nation, I find that in the
grant of Federal aid. which, so largely assisted
in the foundation of the institution. It was pro
vided that especial pains aro to be devoted to
thispromotion-ot agriculture and the mechanic
arts. In the charter granted by the State, I find
a precisely similar provision, and the farther
reauirement that admission should be free.
upon tbe smallest reasonable payment to all
alike .without regard to previous condition.
These facts mean that the education of the
peoolein agricultural arid mechanical arts is
a proper subject for Government aid. There
is also a recognition of the fact that the good
of the nation and the State is subserved by
tbe education of all the people, without
regard to rank or class. They recognize the
fact that the people are the rulers of the land
and that their education is the surest safeguard
for the progress and prosperity ot the nation.
But this assistance tendered by the State
exacts a compensation in the way of good,
citizenship. Those who accept these benefits
Incur an obligation to the nation and the State
that can neither be avoided nor compromised.
It la an obligation to realize the dnty of citizen
ship, to inform themselves on public questions,
and to perform political duties with a purpose
hi secure me weuare oi mo enure country.
OP GBEAT SIGNIFICANCE.
Your diploma is evidence pot alone of the
fact of your graduation, but also of the fact
that you have one a service to the nation. Of
this the alumni of Cornell should at all times
be proud, for everywhere, if trne to duty,
they are among the foremost ranks in the noble
labor of achieving the grand and ultimate des
tiny of the freest and best, nation the world
has ever seen. If they still owe allegiance to
the State of New York their pride should bo
increased, for they will be working for
the good of the grandest Commonwealth
In all that the nation can number, bo. in tbe
State and in the nation, you wear a badge of
good citizenship that was pnt npon you in the
halls of Cornell.
Concerning the affection due from you to the
University, it is unnecessary for me to
say how much to your alma mater you
owe of reverence and love,bnt letme leave with
you one thought That is, that you cannot
honor your alma mater more than by keeping
a live, active and Bober apprehension at all
times of tbe dnty you owe to the nation, to the
State and to tbe university.
TALKED ABOUT OEOVEB.
President Adams answered for "the Uni
versity," and Stewart L. Woodiord, in re
sponse to "Ezra Cornell," made a speech
about Grover Cleveland, with some casual
references to Mr. Cornell, and wound
up with the hope that the
alumni would "never be ashamed of
being citizens, never be ashamed of being
partisans, and never forget that the success
ful party of the future will be the one that
worts for the advancement of the true inter
ests of the nation."
The Lnsclons Blvalres Fattened on Lib
ernl Qncntltles of Seal.
St liouls Globe-Democrat
Most people, when they hear of "corn-fed
oysters," laugh at what they take to be a
little extravagance intended to convey the
idea of fatness, the association of ideas
with extreme fatness and corn-fed hogs
being natural. But corn-fed oysters are as
much a fact as corn-fed bogs. Oyster culti
vation in all tbe bars and sounds of the
East is conducted with as much science as
the cultivation or agricultural products.
In many places on tbe Chesapeake Bay
the oyster farmer every morning strews with
a liberal hand upon the surface oi tbe water
covering his beds of the bivalves, quantities
of finely-ground corn meal, which rapidly
sinks to the bottom and is devoured or ab
sorbed by the gaping shell-fish, the result
being an especially tat and luscious oyster.
A Family SoflocaCed by Gas.
Akeon, O., December 21. The Wil
helm family, on Bowery street, consisting
of man, wife and child, was suffocated by
coal gas from their stove last night They
died jearly this morning.
fitnee Robbers at Work Again.
Bawxins, Wto., December 21. The
Bawlins and White, Blver stage was held
up iast night SO miles south of here. Two
masked men took fl50 feomtie yanoiifterr
and the registeredMad? " ' ' aW
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M ALIETOA IS KING.
Chosen by the Katlvea ef Samoa and Rec
fttseed by the Three Gavera
seals All to Now Peaccfal
on the Island.
San Francisco, December 21. The
following was received from Apia, Samoa,
per steamer Alameda: King Malietoa haa
at last been formally recognized as ruler of
samoa by the Consuls of the United States,
Great Britain and Germany. About a
month ago the Consuls issued a proclama
tion declaring that the Berlin conference
had agreed to recognize Malietoa as Xing
and advising the natives to acknowledge
him as such. Tamasese replied to this
proclamation by saying that his followers
were willing that such a course should be
taken. Malietoa and Mataata agreed to
the suggestions of the Consul and tbe na
tive chiefs of the islands also signed a docu
ment acknowledging Malietoa as the King.
As soon as the Samoans had come to this
agreement, preparations were made for an
official announcement o( Malietoa's author
ity. Accordingly on December 5, Malie
toa's flag was hoisted on the site of the old
Government house, and the United States
man-of-war Adams fired a salute of 21 gnns
in his honor. The German man-of-war
Sophie, which was also lying in the harbor,
did not fire a salute. The Consuls held a
conference ou the same evening and issued
a proclamation declaring that the Govern
ments of the United States, Great Britain
and Germanv from this time will recognize
Malietoa as King of Samoa
The proclamation also advised that the
two native parties which have been hitherto
opposed to each other, to effect intimate a
reconciliation as soon as possible, and con
tribute to the peaceable management of the
new Samoan Government This proclama
tion was signed by Dr. Stuebel, German
Consul General; H. de Coetlogan, British
Consul, and W. Blacklock, United States
Vice Consul. It was printed in the English
and Samoan languages and posted in various
parts of the island. The opinion is generally
expressed that this action on the pan of the
three consuls is ultimate settlement of the
DUO HIS OWS GEAYE.
An Eccentric Man Dies Because He Made
Up Bis Mind He Would.
rsrXCUL TXX.IQKk TO TBI DISrjLTCH.l
Punxsutawney, December 21. Some
thing unique in mortuary matters occurred
recently in McCalmont township. Solomon
Himes, an old citizen, who spent most of his
time in the woods with dog and gun, be
came alarmed about two weeks ago
on account of the prevalence of
typhoid fever. One of his old neighbors
Buccumbed to the disease, and old Himes
made up his mind his turn would come
next. He accordingly took a mattock and
shovel, selected a spot on his farm which
he thought suitable for his final resting
place, and proceeded to dig his grave, both
wide aud deep. After this he talked
in a nonchajant manner about his
obsequies, saying, in his drawling
way, that he really would have preferred to
live a little longer, because, as he expressed
it, "a man has such a gol-danged long time
to be dead."
As Himes was an exceedingly robust man
his neighbors laughed at his eccentricities
and whispered around that "Sol Himes was
getting a little out of his head." But in the
course of a week Himes was down with ty
phoid fever, and when the doctor came
he said: "There ain't no use in running up
a doctora bill, when a man knows he's goln'
to die," and not a morsel of medicine would
he permit to pass his lips. In a few days
more he was dead, 'and his body now rests
in the grave he prepared.
A GORGEOUS BANQUET
Given by the Brooklyn New Easlaad So
elety on Pilgrim Day.
tSriCIXI. TILEQnXM TO TBX nisrATcn.j
Nirw TOBKj December 21. The descend
ants of the Pilgrim Fathers in Brooklyn
maintain, ..that ihe- historical landing at
Plymouth Bock took place on Decem
ber 21, 269 years ago, one day ahead
of the date observed by the Puritans
of this town. So it happened that
the annual banquet of the New England
Society of Brooklyn took place to-night
It was the tenth 'of the series,
and in every respect one of the
most successful. Such gorgeousness as
confronted the visitors would doubtless have
horrified their ancestors. The dis
tinguished guests had an elevated
table all by .themselves. Justice
Willard Bartlett presided. He was flanked
by Secretary of the Navy B.F.Tracy, the Bev.
Dr. A. X P. Bebrends, Mr. B. D. Silliman,
the venerable lawyer and President of the
Brooklyn Club; John Winslow, a former
President of the society; the Hon. W.
Bourke Cockran and the Bev. B. C. Towne.
Delmonico furnished the dinner, aud
more.than two hours were required by the
Pilgrims to do justice to it It was after 9
o'clock when President Bartlett started the
flow of oratory.
AVERTING A CRISIS.
A Messenger Sent by Canada In Great Hnste
to the Northwest.
SrSCIAI. TZLXQBAK TO TUB DIS? ATCK.1
Ottawa. December 21. Until now only
brief mention has been made of the letter
addressed by Bishop Grandin, of the North
west, to Cardinal Taschereau, threaten
ing troubles in tbe Canadian Northwest It
was Bishop Grandin who called the at
tention of the Dominion Government to the
certainty of an insurrection in the North
west, just before the late rebellion broke
out and had the Government heeded the
Bishop's warning, the whole trouble might
have been averted. The Bishop's last
warning to the Cardinal, through whom he
hopes to reach the Dominion Government
hasbeenlaidbefore Sir John Macodnald, and
taking time by the forelock, alarmed at the
outlook, tbe Government on Thursday dis
patched Mr. Both well, law clerk of the De
partment of the Interior, in great baste to
the Northwest to investigate matters and re
port as to what action it is necessary for the
Government to take to avert another crisis.
An effort was made to conceal the fact
that an officer of the Government was going
to the Northwest, but in some way it leaked
out, much to the displeasure of the Pre
mier. CITI OFFICIALS FEEL WELL.
Mr. W. K. Ford Har Beaten Past Kccords
and Mr. Morrow Commends.
W. U. Ford, tbe Delinquent Tax Collec
tor, has beaten the record by his last month's
report He said yesterday: "I am now
$ 15,000 over the estimates and away ahead
on the city taxes. Why, for the .present
month I have got $40,000 now on hand to
go on. I shall also band over to the county
$18,000 on Monday."
Controller Morrow here said: "He will
go on in the course he is doing, and wipe
out the deficiency. There is nodonbt but
that he is doing wonderfully well in the col
lections much better than anyone ex
pected." The Bakers to Give a Dnnce.
The regular meeting of Bakers' Union
No. 27 was held last night in Buppel's
Hall, John Lambert presided and a large
number were present Several new mem
bers were admitted. It was decided to give
a ball on February 15, at Masonic Hall,
Allegheny, and John Bugger, John Lam
bert, John Nigel, Andrew Wishner and
Nicholas Knecht were appointed a commit
tee of arrangements.
The Teaantera Elect OScera.
Attheregnlar meeting of Teamster As
sembly, No. 1577, K. oi Ij., held Thursday,
James Bodan was elected. Master Work
man and Timothy Doyle, Recording Secre
tary for the ensuing six mouths. A num
ber ef new members were initiated ad'tbe
i-Mj una BMHaaiBg oeauiues. ,
-K!f ' .-'"'.. -SSSEJS
PAPERS- CALLED FOR.
All the Correspondeace Betigeei Bra
zil and tbe United States
IS REQUESTED BT THE SENATE.
Mr. Morgan's Resolution to That Effect at
AFTER A SOMEWHAT SFIGI DEBATE.
Again No Qnorum Present to Decide Any CratroTerted
Senator Morgan calls for copies of all cor
respondence between tbe United States and
Brazil. After a debate his resolution id
agreed to. No quorum present to decide
Washington, December 21. In the
Senate to-day Mr. Morgan offered a resolu
tion calling on the President of the United
States for copies of all correspondencejbe
tween the United States and Brazil, and of
all other papers on file in the State Depart
ment relating to the recent change of the
government of Brazil, and said that he de
sired to submit some remarks.
Mr. Sherman declined to yield for that
Mr. Morgan I regard this movement (to
go into executive session) as a deliberate
attempt to cut us off from any consideration
of the resolution(tbe one debated yesterday);
and as the Senator from Ohio is Chairman
of the Committee on Foreign Belations, to
which committee the motion has been made
to refer it, I do not think; that he is justified
in this coarse of action. I propose, on his
motion to go into executive session, to test
the question whether or not there is a voting
quorum here, because if we are not to have
any consideration on this side of the
chamber, I shall insist that the other side
suffer just as much by that form of tactics
as we do.
NO QUORUM PRESENT.
Mr. Sherman disclaimed the imputation,
and said that .if the Brazilian resolution
could be debated and voted on, he had not
the least objection; but there was no quorum
present to decide any controverted question.
Mr. Morgan admitted that in the absence
of a quorum his resolution to recognize the
Bepublic of Brazil would necessarily go
over till after the holidays, but he desired
that the information called for in tbe resolu
tion which he now offered might be obtained,
for the purpose of informing the country of
the situation of the Brazilian question in
the State Department, But he wished to
submit, in connection with it, a statement
from Mr. H. W. Hilliard, of Augusta, Ga,,
(a former Minister to Brazil), which he had
received from that gentleman this morning,
in the shape ot'as interview in the Augusta
Chronicle. He also wished to submit the
speech of Mr. Mendonca, of Brazil, as re
ported in the morning papers, in response
to the toast, "Ameriea, All Bepublican."
Mr. Sherman said that he had no objec
tion to the adoption of the resolution just
offered if it were acted upon without dis
Mr. Morgan If the Senator trill allow me
to put into the -Record this communication
from Mr. Hilliard, and also a statement
which I will add
WHAT HE HIOHT BO.
Mr. Sherman I do not think it fair for
the Senator to do that Let him put Mr.
Hilliard's statement in the Record.
Mr. Morgan persisted no farther, but fur
nished to the official reporters copies of the
papers containing Mr. Hilliard's statement
and Mr. Mendonca's speech, and then his
resolution calling for the correspondence
was agreed to.
Mr, Spooner offered a substitute for Mr.
Morgan a resolution as to the recognition of
the Brazilian Bepublic, to be referred tor
tile uommltteeon .Foreign delations. It
declares that the action of the President in
according diplomatic recognition to the
present provisional Government of Brazil,
and accords a formal recognition of the new
Bepublic as soon as a majority of the people
of Brazil should have signified their assent
to its establishment and maintenance, and
merited and received the unqualified appro
bation of Congress.
Mr. Morgarr suggested that there was
something in Mr. Spooner's proposition "to
point a moral and adorn a tale."
The Senate tben adjourned until Janu
Mills nnd Hotmail Canse a Stir In the
Honse Economy In Expenditures as
Seen br the Senate and Honse.
Lively Oratorical Tilt.
Washington, December 21. The House
was treated to a spioy little discussion this
morning, between Mr. Holman, of Indiana,
and Mr. Mills, of Texas. The discussion
was precipitated by a statement of Mr.
Carlisle, of Kentucky, to the effect
that, in offering the resolution yes
terday, for the appointment of
I. B, Hill as assistant doorkeeper, he had
fixed tbe salary at $2,000, believing that was
the salary which had always been received
by the other special employe, Mr. Clancy.
Mr. Clancy haa been the Bepublican minor
ity employe. He had learned that there
was a mistake, and that Mr. Clancy's salary
bad been $1,500. He therefore moved to re
consider the vote by which the resolution
was adopted, in order that the House might
determine whether it would reduce Mr.
Hill's salary to $1,500, or increase Mr.
Clancy's salary to $2,000.
The vote having been reconsidered, Mr.
Holman, of Indiana, moved to reduce Mr.
Hill's salary to $1,500, and he urged the ne
cessity of observing economy in the ex
penditure of public money. Air. Mills said
that thst was the same old speech he had
been listening to for the last 16 years. Every
session the House was treated to a lecture
on economy, which was to be applied to the
officers of the House and the smaller officers
of the Government. But whenever it came
to applying- economy to the expenditure of
hundreds ot thousands or millions ot dollars
the eloquence of the gentlemen was lost to
the country. Could the American people hp
Erotected from excessive expenditures only
y cutting down the salary oi some poor
fellow about thq House of Bepresentatives?
He bad fought against the redaction of pay
of officers of the House, and the increase of
pay of officers of the Senate, which tbe gen
tleman from Indiana, as a member of the
Committee on Appropriations, had per
mitted to be done year after year. He be
lieved, in common with all English-speaking
people, that tbe Honse of Bepresentatives
was the breath of the people, and he believed
in maintaining- its equal dignity, equal
power and equal rights; Applause. If he
should ever succeed in getting to the Senate
there wonld be somebody in the Senate who
would still feel that he was kin to the
American democracy, and that this House
should be preserved in equal dignity and
right to tbe Senate.
Mr. Holman said that if gentlemen in
tended to practice economy they must begin
with the details which came before Congress
for consideration. Tbe dignityof the House
had it been assailed during the last six
years, when Mr. Clancy had been receiving
$1,500? Had the gentleman from Texas felt
it necessary, in order to preserve the dignity
of the House during those six years, to in
crease the salary? If the House had been
more considerate in the expenditure of pub
lic money than the Senate had "been, it was
to the great honor and dignity of this bor"y.
Mr. Hoi man's motion was agreed to 95
to 10 and the resolution as amended was
COLLECTOR WAKMCASTLB CONFIRMED.
Several Haudred. Other New Ofcwi Also
MneUttntseslx m tsb MarAfe&l ,
Washington,' Debr . AaMsg
tbe Mdreds of jeeafraMtieM by the Seate
tenkty, were the following:
J.M. Glazier, Collector oCCastoma at Brie;
S. M. Friday, Collector of Internal Revenue
Ninth district, Pennsylvania; David Martin,
First district Pennsylvania; T,F. Beurnan,
Twelfth. Pennsylvania, and 8. D. Warm castle.
TIME LOCKS ON C0XGEESSME5.
Mr. Peters, of Kansas, OhJeeU Seriously
to Any Saeb Innovation.
Washington, December21. Mr.Breck
enridge, of Kentucky, called up in the
House, to-day as a special order, the reso
lution offered by him yesterday, relative to
tbe turning over of ihe assets in the Ser-geant-at-Arms'
office to the present Ser-geant-at-Arms.
He withdrew tbe resolu
tion, and substituted therefor the follow
ing: Resolved, That to enable the Serzeant-at-Armstehavelnll
and untrammeled use of his
office and the safe therein, the Treasurer of tbe
United States is hereby requested to take Into
his custody all money and other assets placed
by J. P. Leedom- late Sereeant-at-Arms. In the
safe, and to safely keep the same on special de
posit nntll farther order of this Boose.
On motion of Mr. Baker, of New York,
the resolution was amended so as to provide
that the written consent of Mr. Leedom
must first be obtained. It was further
amended, on motion of Mr. Beilly, of Penn
sylvania, by the addition of a proviso de
claring that nothing therein contained shall
be construed to affect the liability of Mr.
Leedom. The resolution as amended was
adopted, over the protest of Mr. Peters, of
Kansas, who doubted the propriety of put
ting time locks between tbe members and
. IKYBKT0R DUOS SUSTAINED.
A Decision Bendered la a Holly Contested
Patent Office Case.
Washington, December 21. The Com
missioner of Patents to-day rendered a de
cision in the case of Westinghouse, Jr.,
against Dixon, in which he sustains Dixon's
patent The invention relates to the auto
matic air-brake system, and consists of an
apparatus by which tbe engineer, by charg
ing and venting a train-pipe at the'locomo
live, operates a valve controlling a piston
at each car to admit compressed air from a
separate storage reservoir to the brake cylin
der and discharge it therefrom at will, for
the purpose of setting and releasing the
The case haa been hotly contested in the
A FEATHERED POLICEMAN,
A Carious Bird That Preserves Order
Among: His Companions.
London Globe. 1
The description given by a cotem
porary to-day of the cariaraaa or serie
mas, located in the eastern aviary of the
Zoological Gardens, will amuse everybody,"
while it should not surprise anyone. That
there should be among birds a species which
is fitted to perform among its kind
tbe duties undertaken among men by
policemen, is a fact for which
all ought to be prepared. Why
snouianoi eacn variety ot created things
have in its midst the same sort of functions
and functionaries, modified according to
circumstances and habit? More than one
pictorial artist as, for instance, C. H. Ben
nett in this country have shown ns what
marvelous resemblances birds and other
animals can be made to bear, and actually
do bear, to man; and if humanity finds it
necessary to have policemen, why should
not the "feathered tribes" be similarly im
The cariama seems particularly well fitted
for the post of public guardian. He per
ambulates his cage with all the regularity
and hauteur of his human prototye on his
"beat," and if at intervals he emits piercing
shrieks which (says the chronicler) seem
quite uncalled for, he only the more faith
fully carries out the analogy. This, no
doubt, is his way of blowing the whistle,
aud when he does it in his cage
it is probably Jrora instinct or
from immemorial custom. He has already
been acclimatised in the poultry yard, where
he faithfully performs his duty as the pre
server of order. If two voung cocks assault
or batter each other, he steps in between
them, and stops the combat "by a series of
pecks directed impartially at ihe beads of
Impartiality, of course, is an excellent
quality in a policeman, whether he be bird
or man; would there were more of it The
origin of the cariama is, it seems, lost in
obscurity; but it is admittedly ancient, and
possibly he may be a lineal descendant of
the judge-birds of ornithological antiquity.
THE DRESS 0DR FATHERS WORE.
Costnmes That Were Fashionable One Hun
dred Yeara Ago.
One hundred years ago the leading men
of the United States read in their Bibles
that the body is more than raiment, but they
dressed according to the advice of worldly
"Costly thy habit as thy purse can bny,
For the apparel oft proclaims the man."
When Governor Bowdoin, a tall, digni
fied man, reviewed the troops assembled at
Cambridge, in 1785, be was dressed in a
gray wig, cockedv hat, a white broadcloth
coat and waistcoat, red small clothes and
black silk stockings.
John Hancock, thin in person, six feet in
stature, was very fond of an ornamental
dress. He wore a wig when abroad, and a
cap when at home. A gentleman who vis
ited Hancock one day at noon, in June,
1782, describes him as dressed in a red
velvet cap lined with fine white linen,
which was turned up two or three inches
over the lower edge of the velvet He also
wore a blue damask gown lined with silk; a
white stock, a white satin embroidered
waistcoat, black satin small clothes, white
silk stockings and red morocco slippers.
Washington, at his receptions in Phila
delphia, was dressed in black velvet; bis
hair was powdered ard gathered behind in
a laree silk bar. His hands were encased
in yellow gloves; he held a cocked hat
with a cockade on it, and its edges adorned
with a black feather. He wore knee and
shoe buckles, and at his left hip appeared
a long sword in a polished white leather
scabbard, with a polished steel hilt
John Adams, on the day of his inaugura
tion, was dressed in a full suit of pearl-colored
broadcloth, and bis hair was powdered.
Chief Justice Dana, oi Massachusetts, used
to wear in winter a white corduroy surtout,
lined with fur, and held his hands in a large
muff. The Judges of tbe Supreme Court of
Massachusetts wore, till 1793, robes of scar
let, faced with black, velvet, in winter, and
black silk gowns in summer.
At the beginning oi this century powder
for the hair became unfashionable, tying up
the hair was abandoned, colored garments
went out of use, buckles disappeared, and
knee breeches gave place to trousers.
FREE! FREEH FREE!!! FREEHS
Grand Parlor Books, Pabllsfaer's Price, 84,
Dtstrlbntcd Grails to Kaafraanas' Pa
trons To-Morrovr and Tuesday.
Dore's Bible gallery:
Dante;s Purgatory. ) illnstrated by
Dante's Inferno, D '
Milton's Paradise Lost, ) ""'
Tbe regular premium edition, size 10x12
inches, gold edges, and precisely the same
worK which all first-ciasa book stores retail
at 4, will be given free with every man's or
boy's suit or overcoat, or lady's or miss'
cloak, costing not less than $10. We chanced
to buy these books at away below their true
value, otherwise we should never have been
able to present them to oar patrons. Truly,
this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if
you're wise, you'll secure one gratis.
Gold and Silver Watches for HolWay Pres
ents, Yrv,,lw prices.
Jas. MoKzb, Jeweler,
m 8Sel street;- eae deer below Dk-
MMd street ssww epa every eveadag.
Powderly Comes Back at CallaglsaB
With Conspiracy Charges. t
WaRBAATS OUT FOE'BOTHMIN,
war TojHf mm
. .i . .. !.-Ml'vZlZ, ?&
an Attempt to Arrest mo ucuciat "Srsj
CALLAGHAU'S ADDRESS TO THE PUBLIC?
He Calls Attention t the SeotUale Strata
Bnuntloas , - a'
- a s-wv
An attempt was made yesterday to arresv
T. Y. Powderly on a warrant charging hia&
with conspiring against Edward CaUaghAsvF
It was a failure. Powderly is now-taking!
legal action against Callaghan, who corneal
out in a card to the public defining' nlrf?l
!8PICIA1. TH.IOUAMTO Tint DISVATCa.r
Scbanton, December 21. A few days
ago Constable Thomas Washabaugh tele
graphed from Scottd'ale", Westmoreland"
county, to Chief Police Wade, of thiscityV
to arrest General Master Workman T. Ya t
Powderly, of the Knights of Labor,'
and hold him in custody till the
Scottdale constable could Teach Scran
ton. Mr. Powderly was notified of this,but
no attempt was made to arrest him. He had.,
been around tbe city every day during, the,
week waiting ior Constable Washabaugh ta
come and arrest him, but the Scottdala
officer did not get to Scranton till to-day.
He bad a warrant for Mr. Powderly from a
Greenshnrg Justice. It had been sworn out
by ex-Assemblyman Edward Callaghan,who
has lately been telling the newspapers that
he was going to have Mr. Powderly arrest
ed for conspiracy against him in tbe Knights,
of Labor as well a for defeating him when
he ran for State Senator.
The constable came into Scranton on ths
sly-to-day- He did not let the Chief or Po-..
lice know that he was here and he went di
rectly to Alderman Fred Fuller's office and
asked the Alderman to indorse tEe warrant
The Alderman examined the warrant very
closely and then refused to indorse it,
for the reason that no crime)
was charged in it. Constaola
Washabaugh insisted, and the Alderman
refused, and then they both walked over to
gether to get President Jndge Archbald'a.
opinion. The Jndge agreed with, the Al-o
derman, and he also advised Washabaugh
not to undertake to arrest Mr. Powderlr on
that kind of a warrant Tben Washabaugh
hurried out and disappeared, and the sup-.
position is that be has skipped back to Scott--dale.
No specific charge of conspiracy war
made m the warrant
rOWDEELT FIGHTS BACK.
Some time ago the Hon. Edward Cal
laghan sued Mr. Powderly ior lipel, and-
the matter was thrown out of the Westmore
land county court. Powderly is now about
to sne Callaghan for libel. He has handed
all of the correspondence between them over
to his attorneys here, and has instructed
them to proceed against Callaghan- Pow
derly also swore out a warrant against Cal
laghan, charging him with conspiracy, and.
a constable started for Scottdale to serve. itT
THE SCOTTDALE RESOLUTIONS. '
The resolutions referred to by Mr. Callag
ban, which were passed on February 12,. .
1886, are as follows:.
WhbkeaS, We, the citizens of Bcottdale,'
realizing tbe magnitude of the enormities en-p
tailed upon the social and business status of
our town and community in consequence of the
existing difficulties between capital and labor
in the coke regions, and being desirous; tftata
speedy and amicable solution of the present;
trouble should be effected, offer the following,
Besolved, That in view ot the fact that ther'
Importation of foreign or contract laborisrat.'
tended by grave and serious results, and sooner
or later it will develop Into socialism and
anarchy, therefore we, the citizens of Scott-;
dale, do enter our solemn protest against-it,
and in case of any loss of life or destruction of
property the operators should be held respon
Resolved, That we commend the strikers for,
their quiet and orderly bearing, and in their; '
honorable and dignified demands lor a redress
of their grievances we offer them our sympathy
and support - -
Resolved, That while the citizens of Scott-t
dale commend the strikers in their position as.
men holdlnc to what they believe to be rizbt..
that It is the sense of this meeting that the dif
ferences should be submitted to a board of ar
bitration. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions ba
forwarded to the President of the coke sysdt. .
cate and to FeterWise.Presldent of the strikers,,
Scottdale, Fa, December 21, 1SS9.
To tbe Editor of The Dispatch : .
I address this letter to your paper for the en.
tirn -nrnfu and noDla of the conntrv. Tbem lx
no one to advocate my cause, except my owni
inaiviauai sen. we justness oi my case ana my
devotion to principle. Buringthe big strike of
1888 tbe citizens of Scottdale assembled in the
Opera House, to express their views on the situ
ation. After tbe election of officers, a com
mittee of three was appointed to draft suita
ble resolutions. I was appointed chairman of
that body ana power aeiegaiea to me Dy ths
other two, O. N. Negley and Scott Lane, to
write tbe resolutions, which. I Old, and thjr
were adopted as written by tbe meeting and
published in your paper at the time. (It wasby
special reqnest that they were sent to your pa
per.) Mow I would ask you to republish ths
resolutions that were written by the "Scott
dale Cobbler" and let the delegates of
District to. 4 read them and contrast
them with the Infamous resolutions adopted at'
their last meeting. I am still true to the raters
ests of labor, and I nave shown beyond ths
possibility of a doubt that no one is backing
me in my fight against Powderly and others.
If there are any such tbey are unknown to me.
and I would ask them to come forward and!
prove themselves or forever hold their peace.
Powderly. Byrno and Wise have appealed to,
theworklngmenforald. I appeal to the Just
God and the laws of my country. Before max-i
ing the appeal I pleaded most piteously fori
merer from Powderly: none was given. Now I
ask none, nor will I give ir.
Throat Catting; Threatened. j
Albert Hill, who lives on Clark streets
made an information before Alderman Bell
vtM?4v rfcmrrrinrr .Tamea TfinmTiann with
surety or the peace. Hill alleged that.
Thompson threatened to cut his throat withj
n rarnr. TTa war arrested- and ffave 2306T"
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oaii ior a neanng monuay.
FREE! FREE!! FREE lit FREE! II U
Grand Parlor Books, Publisher's Price; tif
Distributed Gratis to Kaafmanna' I
trans To-Morrow and Tnosday.
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SI-SXS! I Unrated by-"
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Milton's Paradise Lost ore"
Tli. Art1ar nrpminm edition iw I0r1i
inches, gold edges, and precisely the samal
work which all first-class bookstores retail?
at$i, will be given free with every man's or
hor's snit or overcoat, or lady's or miss-'
cloak, costing not less than $10.. We chanced
to buy these books at away below their trua
value, otherwise we should never have beea
able to present them to onr patrons. Truly
this is a gorgeous Christmas gift, and, if.
yourre wise, you ll secure one gratis.-
Besardlessofcost, a very fine line of aril
embroidered and painted plush and siDcl
poods lace curtains, portieres, upuouterrj
goods, etc., at private sale every mornisjj
and evening. Auction sales every after-1
noon until closed out Call early, aa choieil
goods are going fast at our very low prises: J
on account, at ou wood si-
H. HOLTZMAN & SONM
Bfanrad Barrinrrs on J Flatrer Klss. -3
You can save monev. Buy your preseawl
at Jas. McKee's, Jeweler, 420 SmithjfitUl
street one door nciow Diamond street. '
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Big Monet Sated Buv your, bllwfiS
cesuorts. winter underwear, giria a
dresses, Miea'newraarketa, etc.. tik.,i
.BUST JSKJalTZ, tsixifl ana ijiBeny.
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