Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 30, 1889, Image 1

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SpeakerBeedWillGo on With
- the Work of Congress.
force the Minority to Always
Maintain a Quorum.
President Harrison Shoots a Hograllis-
fl take for a Deer.
SThe Bepnblicans in the House of Bepre-
jgentatives are prepared to go on with the
work before them -without adopting any
'rules. Speaker Seed expects snch a line of
notion. A close friend of his says so. A
llong and hitter factional fight is predicted.
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3 ore nome ana legitimate game.
Washington. December 29. A Benub-
lican Congressman from New England, who
.is on close terms of friendship with Speaker
?-"Beed, is authority for the statement that it
is the -well understood -plan of the Bepubli--cans
in the house to proceed with the 'work
' cf the session without adopting any rules at
nil. The House is at present doing
business under general parliamentary prac
tice, and it is said that this method
will be continued indefinitely' in order to
avoid the struggle that would surely follow
? ,an atcempt to amend the rules of the last
louse. Jt is also believed here that
SpeakerBeed has determined to force the
enactment of a federal election law ir spite
of the opposition of the Democrats.
The Republicans fear that it will be very
i easy tor the large Democratic minority to
event the passage of the election law and
the adoption of new rules if they determine
Pto do so and are given the slightest headway
fat Jthe start The Republican plan, there
lore, will be to cause the arrest of Demo
crats in order to make them vote when a,
. quorum is needed, and by ignoring them as
completely as possible when a party meas
iure is before the House.
'JJI'r. Beed and his fellow Bepnblicans
Shave been told that theDemocrats will rebel
(at stiph trtm0nl nnd Hint tlifi Rnntliprn
t3nen especially will not submit, even if they
t are obliged to breakdown all parliamentary
K'tlaw and custom in order to make themselves
be "Bepnblicans say that they are aware
- that the Democrats will bitterly fight any
jattempt to iorce the election bill and other
rarrrmessures. nt aav that theVare ready
Kimak"e the fight and letnheblobdy ehirt
eery acain be raised in Congress. These Re-
publicans know that a high tariff bill
luu a a sbnjuj; ciecuuu law we uie only
things that will save them from utter de-
Ifeatatthe next election, and while they
twill not raise the cry of the South against
the,North until they are compelled to, they
Tare perfectly willing to solidify themselves
fin the North on such an issue.
f The Hew England Congressman already
(.quoted, says that in his opinion this session
'will witness the most bitter and prolonged
(sectional and party fight that has been on in
iCongress since the amnesty law was passed,
and that the prospects are that, no matter
Vlow long the session may be, very little
legislation will be enacted.
The subjects of the tariff and the election
law -will keep both Houses stirred up to the
highest pitch of excitement, and little other
'business will have any show at all.
This Congressman is very emphatic in his
belief that in order to avoid participatinc
the big fight, the Republicans will not
make the attempt to adopt new rules.
The President Shoots a Host While Out
Dock Hnntlne Speculating ta Wash
lctfon a to Wfiat Bo
Took It For.
"Washington, December 29 The entire
reporting portion of Washington, and that is
yery large, is in a broad smile over the brief
mention in the morning papers of the
Capital, of the ludicrous mistake of the
President of the United States, who has
p jznade a conspicuous reputation as a sports-
uiau, ju Buvubiu kdu. joining a nog in
' mistake for some other animal. Many in
quiries into the matter have been made,
but. with little success in retting at the facts.
The first statement was that Mr.. Harrison
mistook the hog for a coon, but one of the
distinguished gentlemen who accompanied
the Presidental party has leaked to his
friends that the hog was a large and fat one,
several times larger than any coon. and.
ife more than that, that it was not up a tree.
where coons always are before they are ready
to he shot at The gentleman is positive in
h.is assertion that the hog was not up a tree.
A phascof the story that sounds more
plausible is, the President thought the hog
was a deer, and it is whispered that this
version is preferred at the White House,
but as no deer, either wild or tame, has been
Keen or heard of for long years In the local
ity where Air. Wooten's hoe "was
iilcughtered to make a Presidents! holiday,
ui is learea mat tins explanation 01 tne
dilemma will not restore the President's rep
futation among the sportsmen; and it is
isaid that a committee of a sportsmen's club.
lof.which the President has, been elected an
honorary member, has been appointed to go
to the hunting grounds which were the
iBcroeof the porcine exploit, and sift the
affair .to (be bottom.
It is reported that Wooten. the colored
man. who owned the pig, has been re
quested to prepare the latter tor a New
r'ear roast at the White House.as something
lihjth'e nature of solid food is the only thing
the President dares to "set up" when the
Ijoke'is on him.
ii . More Money for the Military.
s .
jEBLnr. uecemoer ;. me Hamburger
Worretpondent says it has reason to believe
rthaflfMWjmilitarr credits will be asked by
Itse (jererament from tne ueicnsiag,
tnie Eraperor Bucking a Lottery.
EBbexct. December 29. -Emperor Will-
'itm h ratified the Bcbloss Freiheit lottery
iseheme. Tien wIU be 200,000 tickets at 200
iks each..
A Fatally eC Ten and a VMltr Barned In
Tkelr Beth Spectators Fonnd It1
Itapent'ble to Savo the
Hancock, 'Mich., December 29. A
calamity not surpassed in the annals of the
country occurred at 3 o'clock this morning
-at Hurontown. A family aamed Gross,
consisting of the parents and eight children,
with a visitor, were consumed in a burning
dwelling. The elder Gross and wife re
turned from a dance near by at 2 o'clock.
At 230 a son, Ttoeodore, Jr., returned from
the Huron stamp mills, where he was em
ployed. He -went into the house and to
bed". Shortly after lie was awakened by his J
brother -Nicnolas,;wno Heard screams -coming
from an adjoining room, occupied by
their three sisters and three little brothers.
They ran to the partition door and found
the room a mass of flames. Smoke and fire
were ascending the stairway and the boys
escaped by jumping through a window.
Thty reached the ground seriously cut by
glass, and in a semi-nude condition. "One
attempted to enter the house on the ground
floor, where, the father, mother and two
children slept, but was driven back by the
fiames that enveloped the building. It was
impossible lor the spectators, who quickly
gathered, to save the inmates. They were
compelled to stand by and hear their
agonizing cries.
in tne course oi tnree nonrs a searcning
party went over the ruins and discovered
the charred remains of the 11 bodies, dis
tinguishable only by the size of the bones.
They were gathered in s sleigh box and de
posited in- the public hall. The victims
were: Theodore Cross, aged 67; his wife,
aged 44; Catharine, John, Toner, Mary,
Lizzie, Joseph, .Michael, ienie all chil
dren of Mr. and Mrs. Cross, and Lena
Erbst, of Lake Linden, a guest.. The ages
of the young people range from 2 to 22
years. There is no reliable information as
to how the fire started. Theodore Cross, Jr.,
says that it might have originated from the
lamp that he supposed he extinguished be
fore he went to bed. There are rumors that
the dreadful calamity occurred through the
carelessness ot the parents, who are alleged
to have returned home intoxicated from the
A FnrloDi Blizzard la Reported From the
Northwest Merry Sleigh Bells nt
6t. Taol A Gale on
the I.ak.
Chicago, December 29. The first cold
wave of the winter is reported lrom all parts
of the West and Northwest. In Dakota,
Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan a fu
rious blizzard raged all day to-day, piling
the snow- to great heights on the railroad
tracks and delaying trains. In Illinois and
Iowa the cold wave came upon the heels of
a thunder storm J the temperature dropping
at some points 30 in three hours. -The storm
in Chicago was accompanied. by rain. The
wind blew a hurricane all night, destroying
signs and chimneys, and snapping hun
dreds ot trees in the parks, and a heavy sea
boomed on this shore all day, but it is not
thought that any vessels were caught in the
gale. One of the incidents of ta atom in
this city was the blowing awaof nearly
every newspaper left on the door steps.
Warmer weather is reported irom the points
where the present storm originated.
A telegram from St. Paul says: Winter
weather is reported as having set in gen
erally throughout the Northwest. Heavy
snow has fallen over a wide area, and trains
will undoubtedly be delayed at many points.
j -The general snow tall .which reached the
twin cities early yesterday evening naa
strengthened to a gale of the blinardy(per-
suasion later, and raced luriousiv unm
mnmln'. . T.O ... wlmBlimxm Mllil flfrfllrfMvf ))V J -
'?'"'""''. , rr:T..?rrcsiTiir.irj i-riii
IDO wsqos ai-ieiga wMvmvm aii -ubt wag i
Doth cities wore a gala appearance, ciotnea
in glistening white under'a cloudless sky.
A dispatch irom San Antonio, Tex., says:
The first genuine "notther" of tne season
made itself Jelt this morning, and the
weather has been growing colder ever since
6 a. m., the mercury falling 27 in 24
So a Tonne Freacner Abruptly DUmUsea
Ills Congre cation.
AtJBtTBN, 2T. X., December 29. When
the congregation of the First Presbyterian
Church of this city, was seen coming irom
the church at 11:30 o'clock this morning
half an honr alter the time for the morning
service to commence many wondered at
the cause of the short service.
Those who were in the church
speedily explained the matter. The
pastor, "Rev. William H. Hubbard, had
publicly rebuked the members of the choir
lor laughing and otherwise misbehaving
themselves while the service was in progress,
and when they continued with their frivolity
he suddenly paused in the midst of his ser
mon, glanced toward the choir gallery,
where the singers were amusing themselves,
and abruptly dismissed the congregation.
Mr. Hubbard was so overcome by his teel
ings that tears stood in his eyes.
The congregation or this church includes
some of the wealthiest people in the city,
and the incident has caused a great sensa
tion in church circles. Mr. Hubbard is a
young man, and has been pastor of the
church about two years. He is a tireless
worker, an eloquent preacher and a genial,
whole-souled man. He conceived the idea
of giving an oyster supper to all the boys in
the city between the ages of 7 and 17, and
this was done in his church two weeks ago,
1,400 boys being present Hismethod of
dealing with the choir was stinging as well
as effective.
A Kevr York Sabbl Tells of 8120,000
Halted to Elevate the Fott.
New Yoke, December 29. TheBev. Dr.
Kaufman -Kohler, Babbi of Bethel Syna
gogue, said to-day that there is no fear of
anarchistic principles-spreading among the
Hebrews. He said that the leaders of all
snch movements as this were men who had
been born under the rule -of the Bussian
Czar, and whose natures Lave become so
sodden in ignorance aad oppression that they
have not yet been ableio receive the broader
sentiments inculcated by a residence in a
free land.
"It was with the jrpoe of educating
these Tery people that the Hebrew Edu
cational Fair was recently given in the
American Inititute was suggested. The
fair produced something like $120,000, and
tbli money will be devoted to founding in
dustrial and teehaical schools, and with
belter proipreU before them, their minds
will become pure and stroBgtr."
nr jfken iakkk's cabi.
Writer CtahM That Ho Wni
Isntcrat eflha Morder.
WllEEMXO, December 29. The Regltter
to-morrow will print another sensational
letter bearing oa the Van B. Baker murder
case. The letter is from a town in Eastern
Ohio, and the writer details a conversation
he had with a railroad man jatt after-the
crime The railroader said he was in Holi
day's Core when the double narder was
committed and left the morning it was. dis
covered, and added:
"I know who did K, bat I'll cut my
throat before I tell Baker did sot do it"
The wetter will be worked mp by Baker's
Honeys and peatatag srilifsnats mih
are wfthield. t . ,,
I ;
An AMreae to tko Grand Old Man Signed
fcy SCaay Prentacnt American! Speaker
'' BeedBefiuea'to Attach His
Botfalo, December 29. Exile John J,
.JfcBridehas received from the Hon. Chaun--ceytjltf.
Depew his autograph to
atf address to the Hon. William
E. G-ladstone, testifying to the sympathy of
ther American people for Mr. Gladstone's
effort in behalf of home rule in Ireland.
This address has been signed by nearly all
the Congressmen, many Senators and several
Catholic prelates, including Cardinal Gib
bons. President Harrison has also signed
it. Mr. Depew writes:
Mr. Gladstone lipids a place in the. venera
tion and affection of the American people
never occupied by any other foreigner except
liafarettc. His ottltudo upon ttie Irish ques
tion receives the almost unanimous approval
ot tne citizens ot the United Btates. The ex
ample of Mr. Gladstone's half century ot emi
nent public service Is the pride ot all English
speaking nations. His" successful efforts for
the liberty and welfare of mankind are contri
butions to the peace and prosperity of the peo
ple of the world whicji have Riven him a per
manent and conspicuous place in the history of
the century- 'CnAtrscET M. Depew.
Senator Ingalls wrote as follows:
Gladstone is "of those great men who, with
the peaceful weapons Of troth and justice, has
revolutionized the-age In which be lives.
Senator Sherman, ot- Ohio, wrote as fol
lows: ' ' .
Honor to Mr.tHadstone. "Ho has acted well
bis part in every stage of his lone consplcn-
puollo lira. ils name and tame, are cuer-
name and fame, are cher-
ished in every civilized land, and In none with
.a higher and more kindly appreciation than in
the United States of America.
Jomr sheeiian.
Speaker Beed refused to sigd the address
,to Mr. Gladstone.
Hundreds of Colored People Xeaving Ala
tana for Otber Southern State A
Great Scheme for Unllroad"
aad Planter.
BntMtROHAU, Ala., December 29.
Hundreds of negroes are leaving this region
for Mississippi, Arkansas and Louis
iana. The sudden exodus is largely due to
the efforts of a few intelligent colored men
who are supposed to be the paid agents of
planters in tne Mississippi bottoms, or of a
railroad company. These men mixed among
the Ignorant negro laborers and distributed
the following circular:
A. chance .for the negro. A land which he
will one day own and govern. Get away .from
oppression anico where yon will be free. To
colored workingmen: In the States jof Missis
sippi. Arkansas and Louisiana there are
thousands of acres ot rich lands still unoccu
pied. There you can secure homes cheap, and
make a living with but little work. But better
still, our race is bow In the majority in many
.sections of those States, and the time is com
Inpwhenwe will outnumber tne 'unites there
SOtol. Then we will drive them out and take
possession of their property. The colored race
will in a few years own and govern those States.
Even now we are getting ready to 4
throwon the yoke of our oppressors, and the
irreat day of perfect freedom for the negro is
near at hand. Leave this locality, where yon
are, mistreated and denied your civil rights by
the whites. Go away from communities where
men of your race are living and shot like docs,
hy white men. and co where yon will soon be
come one of thowners and rulers of the land.
Ttese circulars bear no signature, and it
is doubtless onlya scheme to secure labor
ers lor southern plantations and passengers
for the railroads, but many ignorant negroes
believe every word of it, and are leaving as
last as they can get money enougn to pur
chase tickets.
-In. ii B AijiV
JiYfi T0-G1), "- .
Residents of the Oklahoma Country Slud at
Too Previous Settlers.
rsrzctiiiTxutoBJUt to TnsDisrxrca.1
Philadelphia, December 29. Ex-City
Marshal John J. Leary, of Guthrie, in the
Oklahoma country, has come to visit his
mother at 838 North Twelfth street. He
will remain during the holidays. Marshal
Leary has had a varied experience in the
West. He nas spent a large part of his
time in California and the new State of
Montana. He was one of the first to enter
the Oklahoma country on the day when it
was legally opened by the President's
proclamation, and thinks that the stormiest
davs ot the new country are yet to come.
In conversation with a reporter Mr. Leary J
I am goine back In a few weeks, because I
want to be there for the spring elections. There
will be trouble then, sure. The lesitimate set
tlers are determined to rout out what tbey
term the sooners." A "sooner" is any man
who came into the district and occupied land
before noon on the day on which the Presi
dent's proclamation opened the country. They
have virtually pre-empted the choicest tracts,
and the people are determined that they shall
be turned out.
United Zmbor Agitators Who Have Dropped
Into Eay Jobs,
rSriCIAI. TrLTGEAM. TO the DisPATcn.1
' New Yoee; December 29. Another of
John McMackin's friends has been put into
public office. John Kearney, who was
made engineer at the Postoffice, was sum
marily dismissed the other day and the col
ored chieftain of the defunct United Labor
party in the Eleventh District, Prank Fer
rol, was put in his place. He received his
commission yesterday. It is said that this
place is worth $2,000.
Ex-Master Workman James Excelsior
Quinn, of 49, has got the place that was
promised him. He is.a clerk under United
States Internal Bevenue Collector Michael
Kerwin. The list of labor agitators in this
city who have dropped into nice places is
not so large as has been supposed.
Difference In Cost of Beef on the Hoof
ana the Table.
New Yoek, December 29. Two special
Senate committees arrived here to-night and
put up at the Hoffman House. One of the
committees has been appointed to look jnto
our trade with Canada, and it will give a
hearing to certain parties. The other will
examine witnesses regarding the exportation
and consumption of beef. The committees
will begin work at once.
Senator Mabdersou, of the Meat Trans
portation Committee, said that thev would
endeavor to ascertain why beef costs so lit-
tie on the hoof and so much to the con
sumer. The witnesses to be examined will
be taken from the men engaged in the ship
ping and exportation of beef and beef prod
ucts. failure-dp a carpet pirit.
A Difference of $30,908 Between the Assets
nnd Liabilities.
Philadelphia, December 29. Alex
ander Beck -& Son, carpet manufacturers,
of this city, made an assignment yesterday,
for the benefit of their creditors to .Charles
A. Furbash, of T. A. Farbnsh & Co.,
woolen goods manufacturers.
The assignees estimate the liabilities at
1130,000 and the assets at barely $100,000.
The Town is Qalet Now. -Chableston,
S. C., December .29.
There are &e bw develop aicnte la thefBarn-
welLlyscalag.- Tbe-tew ie oaiet
aa were are Mare w segro troi
Looked UfWWitri Ceosiderable Favor
by Employers of labor.
President,,?oBpera. PleasslWitk the Oat
look st tbe Prest Time. ' -'
thinks: mir moth will be a go.
EoFuHoHm Herd;Bst One.BIiCordantNtteFrom
Anr Qa&rten
President Gompers, of the Federation of
Labor, talks lopefully oi the attempt io in
augurate an ight-hone working daynext
May. He doesn't know what branch Of
trade-will be chosen to begin Tvlth. Thinks
it will be the "building- trades. Mr. Gomp
ers is receiving many letters from employers,
favoring a shorter work-day.
. tsrsciAi ttusotum to ths DisrArcn.1
New Yoee. December 20. The head-
onarters of the American Federation of
.Labor is visited daily by representatives of
labor organuations seeking alliance with
this new and powerful combination ot Jrork
ingBeiu. The offices are in one.of thS old
est buildings In Clinton place. Its front
,doors awTdilapidafed and broken, fiT-its
floors art BOt over clean. An employment
aeency for women, a tailor shop, and a
magio hair restorer share the building with
the American Federation of Labor. The
President, Sam Gompers, is assisted -dally
by a secretary who has been associated with
him for many jrears. His eecretasyvJa, a
Scotchman, and is popular with working
men because he never agrees entirely is his
views with anybody.
President GompersVaid to-day, that he
-believed that they woald need-to increase
'their clerical force after Janarjl. 'e'll
".need probably another man," he added,
."when the money begins to come in from
the different organizations paying the 2
cents per member assessment determined
.upon by our recent convention in Boston to
maintain any of our members whom It may
be necessary to order out on strike, after
May 1, to get the eight-hgur wgrk-dayinto
working shape." J?
Mr. Gompers explained: "So-far I nave
not heard a discordant note as to the want of
wisdom in the organization's demand. Tor
years I have been collecting sentiments and I
opinions oi puoiic men. speakers, pouuuins
and preachers, and they all seem to agree
upon the wisdom of our demand. OurPr
ecutlve Council have done all that was pos
sible to'sound public opinion, and so farU
the objections they have discovered have
been the result of past prejudices and a de
sire not to change the existing condition of
"I am of the opinion, and so is every one
of the Executive Council, that in a new
country like the United States we will meet
with little opposition in bringing about a
shorter work day. I am. of the opinion that
it is only the worklngm'en who now work
long hours, and who are shaky as to the
auccess of any effort to shorten the work
day, that oppose bs. Why, I have found
employers of thousands of men that are anx
ious to .help forward any ebortening of the
.hours of labor., if wooalvmake it -general.
Une employer writes: um,wliliBg towort;
T Bo-wero it set feT-the fact of the great comi
in yery iew ousiaesses it is possioie
to work continuously the whole year round.
You just gd ahead and get your eight-hour
workday into shipshape and everybody will
think better oi the workincmen in the long
"There is a belief that the action of the
convention on the eight-hour question-was a
backdown from its .former position," was
"I canot ee that anyone can consistently
say that," Mr. Gompers replied. "The con
vention in 1888, at St. Louis, decided to agi
tate for an eight-hour work day. They laid
down rules for agitation purpose only. Now
that It is approaching near the culmination
of the agitation, and the day set for the
.realization of our hopes, we have set about
making arrangements as to what shall be
done toward making a complete success, of;
our work It was settled by the conven
tion -that the Executive Council shall
pick out the trades that shall insist upon an
eight-honr work day upon May 1, It is not
to be supposed that with our present experi
ence we would serve notice upon the whole
country, through, the press, that we wanted
an eight-hour woik day, and when May 1
came let all the workjngmen leave their em
ployment, pell mell. It would result in an
archy. We have been taught by experi
ence tbatit Is much better to begin meekly.
We are a meek and humble folk, anyway,
and it ill becomes us to assume grand airs.
It seems that when we do, confusion follows
SOMETHING of the plait.
"It is proposed that we start out with one
business, and have that well worked into
the eight-hour work day, and then start
with another. It has been said that it was
more than likely that the Executive Com
mittee wonld pitch upon the building trades
to begin with. I do not know for sure what
the Executive Council -will do. In some
cities now men in the building line work
only eight hours and some nine hours, and
generally, of all working men they have
the shortest hoUrs. It is expected now to
kind of level them up. Perhaps the Ex
ecutive Council may settle upon the work-,
ing men in the building line. There are
many unions "Of them in the Federation;
they haye little effect upon general trade,
and would be a great card, if successful, to
the Federation. Whatever we do, thepublio
will b'e certain to suffer little."
"What amount of opposition will other
unions make?" was asked.
"There we are alt at sea. It depends
largely, I think, upon the attention the
public gives ue in the next few months.
We're-bound to experience the hostility of
certain kinds of labor organizations. Idon't
know but tlipt this may be a help to us. It
certainly will, should the employers meet
our demand in anything like the way I
hope they will from their letters and talk.
If there Is resistance, it may depend upon
our leaders as to what hostility is engen
dered. It is too much to expect that a
change of so much real importance to the
welfare of mankind should not be opposed."
"It has been said that you have the most
radical of workingaea among your mem
bers." "Well, most ef the workingmen have
some good reasons for, belonging to them,
else they would rAt go on year after year
paying their money. Ibo officers of the
Federation do not know anything as to their
individual opinions, whether or not it is to .
turn Mr. Harrison out of the White House
andjiut Mr. Bergius Sehevitach in as a dis
penser of supplies. We shall simply insist
upon their contract with us, that they shall
-work for the eight-hoar workday. "We
know what we wast, and we hope to get it.
Unluckily in past moveaents, good or ltd,
to help the workingtacn this kaowledge was
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DECEMBER 30, .1889.
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Good . lieoklns? Toangr Mem
j fcer or Hl Coasasy.
Bt. Iiouis, December 29. A thrilling
bit of realism in the throat-cutting line
.which was enacted on the stage of the
People's Theater, last night, was precipi
tated by a woman. J. J. Bafiael,
the victim, played the part of Jack
Tryzer, in "My Aunt Bridget."
Mr. Bafiael, 'who "Is quite igood looking,
came with the company about 15 weeks aeo.
At that time Mrs. Monroe, wife of Manager
Bobert Monroe, "Was also a member of the
company, and played an opposite part to
Jack Tryzer.
Mrs. Monro, so the story goes, became
so infatuated with Baffael that re
marks were passed by other members of fho
company. Mr. Monroe concluded to send
his wife home, about .three weeks ago, and
another lady was selected for the part.
About two weeks ago Monroe gave Baffael
notice that Bis services with the company
were not neeaea longer man ia uikiu.
Nothing that would indicate trouble was
noticed by other members of the company,
and Baffael played his part the same as
"usual, until last night. After completing
the Tepertoire, Bafiael walked back
df the stage to the dressing room,
wKen Monroe met him, and in a
"sarcastic way reminded him that his
time with the company was up. Some hot
words were exchanged, and, Monroe, who
seemed to be in readiness with1 an open
knife, advanced on Bafiael and swept the
blade across Baffael's face, evidently-trying
for his throat The blade opened an ugly
gash on the right-of Baffael' face, reaching,
from under' the right ear down, to the chin.
Baffael called for protection, and ran to
the front part of the stage. Monroe ran
outside, and jumping into a cab, was seen
no more. Baffael was carried to the city
disoensary and 26 stitches put in the ter
rible gash. He wag taken back to the
Laclede Hotel,, where several -actors re
mained with him all night.
Boca Not Know Whether Hhe
Recovered Her Mining Son or
Xot The Neighbor Also
Foil to Agree.
tsracxix. xs&zoiuic to tux oiar AVcb.1
Gbeensbubg, December 29 A 'mys
terious case is reported from Irwin. Ten
months ago an 18-year-old son of William
Decker, of Irwin, mysteriously disappeared,
and while every effort was made by his
family and friends, no clew of the lost boy
rwas,found' until a few days ago, when the
family receiyed word from Brinton that a
young -man answering the description was
."picked up there. The boy was slightly
demented, and could give no account of
himself. "When the mother arrived she
failed to recognize in the boy her son, but
admitted that he resembled .him greatly.
The mark on his chin and foot receiyed In
childhood were there, but the boy, she said,
looked much older than hers. She took
him 1o' her home, but there the mystery
Friends and neighbors are equally divided
as to his identity- The case has created in
tense excitement in that neighborhood, and
hundreds of people have visited the Decker
home to get a glimpse of the unfortunate
boy. The boy has shown some traits charac
teristic of the missing boy, vet a great many
of the citizens of the town .who have known
the Decker boy since childhood insist that
he is not the missing lad,. while others are
confident that he is.
Tbe'Spoor mother,' wkosergriefBas been
almost unnearaDie since ner son'snisappear
ance, watches with the boy for hours in the
hope that she may see in him her long lost
child.- i
Evidences of a Long-Forgotten Age Foasd
In Centre Conntr.
Altooxa, December 29. Just across Ihe
line between Centre and Clearfield counties,
and located in the former, is porbably the
most remarkable prehistoric fortification in
the "United States. It is seven or eight miles
eastward from Hontzdale, and is located
near the headwaters of the Moshannon, and
burrows into the mountain side. A growth
of timber indicates its antiquity. It is a
semicircular Iwall, possibly 800 feet in di
ameter, about eight feet high and built of
Stone, evidently transpdrted irom a ledge
fifteen miles distant. The outer surface is
covered with a curious cement of a composi
tion unknown to local chemists. The ma
sonry is of a most artistic order, and indi
cates an architecture belonging to some race
and period wholly unknown to 'the present
Commencing near the ruined wall and
running southward is a series of stone pil
lars, evidently used as altars in some for
gotten ace. They nnmber some six or eight
in all, and despite the work of -vandals, are
yet distinctly marked, some of them being
from six to eight feet nigh.
They are small stone pyramids, facing
every possible approach to "the ruins, and
were' evidently intended as defensive ram
parts, behind which the builders might find
shelter and protection.
Hon. Sherman S. Rogers Thinks That -the
Proapects Are Very Bright. v
BUPPALO, December 29. Hon. Sherman
S. Bogers, local member of the committee ot
five appointed recently by the National
Civil Service Beform League to examine
into the management of the Federal civil
service, to-day says:
It was hardly contemplated that any import
ant action would be taken by the committee
until' the first part of the coming year. No
conference has been held by the members yet,
although a meeting will doubtless be held be
fore a great while. I think Chairman Faulke,
of Indiana, will come East some time in Janu
ary and it is probable that wo will .assemble at
that time. The general scheme of the move
ment is for the purpose of I ornithine informa
tion of every kind tending to show the people
the beneficial character of civil service reform.
We ulll certainly find some things which need
correction, and we expect to find much to at
test the fact that civil service reform is highly
beneficial in its nature to the public at large.
As soon as the people understand this It is our
expectation that tbey will not allow the move
ment to be crippled for means to sustain its
action, but that they will provide it withtho
sinews of war.
He Tarns Off the Gas to Lars His Victim
to Death.
New Tobk, December 29. Early this
morning the gas in the sleeping room of
Frederick W. Stedifeder was extingnished,
and Stedifeder went down to the cellar to
find out the cause. He saw a man there,
who fired a shot at him. The bullet
wounded him in the neck, partially dazing
him, when the burglar effected his escape.
Stedifeder'a wound is not dangerous.
This afternoon the police arrested Albert
Kaiser, a former employe of Stedifeder, who
confessed that it was he who did the shoot
ing. He said ne had hid himself in the cel
lar and had turned off the gas, thinking that
Stedifeder would come down to see what the
matter was, when Maiser would shoot him.
If Stedifeder failed to come down, Jlaiser
intended to torn, the eas-ou again andsutto
oate taeJ&uaily.. Maiser acknowledged that
he eaterUined bitter hatred against Stedl
Mmr sb aeeoaatot derogatory statements 1m
14 Mfc aiiMt Was. whife iaVUi tasplty.
Some Eaaployes of .the Pittsburg
Traction Eoad Discharged
Men Sroaght Prom Chicago te Help Oat
' ShoHiTa Strike Occur.
He Claims the Men Tried to Coerce Others to Join
Their Organization.
The indications are good for a strike on
theiPittsbnrg Traction Boad. Some eight
or pine men were" discharged, ostensibly be
cause they belonged to a labor union, and
men have been brought from Chicago to
take their places. Both gripmen and con
ductors are eicited, and a strike is immi-
From the indications last eyening a strike
-among the g'ipmen and conductors em
ployed on the Pittsburg Traction Company's J
line will take place this morning. Five
gripmen -ahd eight conductors were dis
charged yesterday morning for joining the
Knights of Labor. The company have brought
13 or 14 men from Chicago to run -their
cars in the event of a strike taking place.
They are experienced gripmen, and, with'
the help of the officers of thecompany.
President Elkins expects to continue run
ning the cars as if nothing had taken place.
Messrs. P. A B. Widener and W. L. El
kins, of Philadelphia, who are the principal,
owners of the line, arrived in the city from
the East this morning. They will also lend
executive-aid to defeat the attempts of the
men to bring the others out!
A meeting of all the conductors and grip
men on the road was called yesterday to be
held in Edmunds' Hall, on Liberty avenue,
near Forty-fifth street. The men are organ
ized into the Knights of Labor. Organizer
John Hughes, of D. A. No. 3, formed the
men into a local assembly last Thursday
nignt a weec xney neia two meetings wnen
the matter was conveyed to the officials of
the company.
The latter have been cognizant for months
fhat an attempt was being made to organize,
the men. They said nothing on the ground
that it was none ot their business, and the
men had a right to organize a union if they
chose to do so. Chief Engineer and Su
perintendent E. W. Davis says lie did not
interfere until the men who were back ot
the movement tried to force others into the
organization. He then called a halt and
discharged eight of them yesterday.
The officials claim they found that all the
new men they were trying to put on were
sounded as to their union principles. If a
man waa turned over to an experienced grip
man to be taught the business, if he refused
to go into the union, he was reported as
being a man who could not be taught how
to run a car. As a natural consequence the
man -would not be hired. Mr. Davis says
that it tne man would promise tne ex
perienced gripman that he would go into
'the union, then he would bar taught the
business, and reported to be a good man.
Several of the men who joined say they
understood that the- company proposed in
creasing their hours of work after January 1
by making them rua another trip. They.
.also stated jtbatvtneir object was to secure
betttar,p.aefeS:uj -.shorter hours. The
conductor and gripmen are paid f2" 25
per day each. The regular men run nine
trips per day1, while others work 10
"swings" "or a "split" trick, On the latter
they do half of their work in the morning
and the other half at night One hour and
10 minutes is about the usual lime for mak
ing a round trip.
Chief Engineer Davis, of the company,
said: "We did not care whether our men
oreanizefl br not. but we did not want
our men "forced into an organization they
did not desire to join. We have about 60
gripmen and 'a larger number of conductors.
"A great many of them are satisfiedwith
their positions, and do not want to join any
-union. They get better treatment on this
line than any other In the city. The con
ductors and gripmen get 2 25 per day,
while on the Penn avenue line the former
get but $2. Our gripmen, also, are not re
quired to purchase uniforms as they are on
the other road. We allow the men a. lay
over at Oakland to eat-their meals. We
lave never had any trouble, and do not pro
pose to have an. We promote the men as
they become emcient, and tne majority or
them are satisfied with the company. If a
general strike takes place we will have
enough men to run the cars. Our first duty
is to accommodate tne public, and we propose
do it We will start our cars at the usual
time to-morrow morning, and will run on
the regular schedule. I do not think we
will have any trouble. All the officers of
the company are able to run cars themselves,
and we will take care of our patrons."
The men who were discharged confessed
that they were in the union movement.
There arrived in the city yesterday morn
ing, on the fast line from the West, 13 men
who wore flannel shirts and workingmen's
clothes. They were all clean shaven. They
went to the Seventh Avenue Hotel and
asked for special raiea for the party. The
clerk asked them 'who they were. They told
him that it made no difference who they
were; they wanted rooms. It is decidedly
an unusual thing for men wearing flannel
shirts to stop at the Seventh Avenue. That
hotel is patronized by millionaires, poli
ticians who are in the push, drummers and
honeymoon touristswho don't care anything
about money. The 13 men were accommo
dated with rooms. Each, man wanted a room
alone, and they were given 13 rooms in a
row, from 312 to SSi.
The party was under the charge of a man
whoso name appears oa the register as O. H.
Burbridge. He had started to write his
first initial as J, then changed his mind
and wrote O. He is a large man. wearing a
slouch hat, a woolen shirt and heavy dark
mustache. The other men were registered
as iollows,all by one hand; E. E. Ellsworth,
J. Dolan, A. ii enerman, a. d. Raymond,
O. Munsell, A. E. Clark, G. Johnson, T.
Jones, L. Merritt, H. L. Wilson, William
Mairtuns and W. Smith. The blank space
for the addresswas left vacant opposite each
During the forenoon a committee from tne
gripmen on the Fifth avenue linesvlsited
the hotel and attempted to interview sev
eral of the mysterious strangers. They
could not learn anything as to their mission.
It was reported that the men had been
broughifrom. Chicago to' take the places of
gripmen who had been discharged from the
service of the Pittsburg Traction Company's
line. This coiapanyis owned by the'Wide-ner-Elkins
syndicate, of Philadelphia,
which also own the Northslde and West
side cable lines ia Chicago.
The strangers were approached during the
afteraooa by several reporters, but they
would yield aWoluWly no iBforaatlcm, not
being williag to tell even whence they
A man in the employ of the Pittsburg
Traction Company said yesterday afternoonr
-"Nine of the gripmen joined the Knights oi
Labor last week" and were discharged thie
moraiag. Cars aave- bees, nuusiug ref a
lariy all day. Tfee saeo oa this road meed W
have union; bat H was broke up at the'
tin tt the frik afceat tsvw yean age.
The men on the QitiiesiyS are organized,
and some of the men y na& joined
them. I heard
". .
pany had
d brought newV. Chicago."
ia the evenIne"5L tia 'eman who
u registered as O. H. BS. 7"2
4L 'as asked
9 yj At..:-
wtipnftA lift ttA Mtf r.ivc
business, but he replied, ' i
talking. Previona to trolL
fJ v "
a. "3 UUk
o s he
-left word to haver himself a 5,,-rty
called at 5 o'clock this morning Qs'SA
. t
For some time past the emplov j-TPe
Pittsburg Traction Company ha, r3C
quietly effecting an organization wlW Abe
Knights of Labor. The matter haV been
kept quiet, but not sufficiently so to prevent
the names of some of the newly organized
men from becomine known, so leading to
.their dismissaL
Ths Preetarat of the Chicago Road Makes
a Few Comments.
W.LsXerkes, President of the Chicago
traction roads, stretched his limbs on the
platform at the jTnion depot last night
while the limited was being made up.
Speaking of the Chicago roads, ho said that
they were in very good condition and yield-ing-a
satisfactory return. He said that the
Westside men were organized, hnt that the
Northslde men were not. They had been
organized in, the Knights of Labor previous
to the strike, but had fallen apart at that
time and never regained their strength.
Eleven and a ialf hours constituted a
day's work. His comnauv had subscribed
8150,000 to the World's Fair, 2 percent of
wmcujkuBupaiuuaHD. xne rest was reauy
when wanted. Mr. Yerkes knewnothing of
the difficulty on the PittsburgTraction line,
and was not aware that a party of 13 Chicago
gripmen were then in Pittsburg.
Of a Bacbeyo Farmer With an Infuriated
Ball The Remarkable Manner In
Which the Animal Was
Finally Wonted.
Delphos, O., December 29. A farmer
named Willis Moore, living near Evans
ville, a small station 13 miles-north of here
on the T., St L. & K. C. B. E., had a terri
ble encounter with a mad bull, which came
very near costing him his life, and can be
best described in his own words:
"I have always considered Old Joe, as X
called him, perfectly gentle, and Friday
morning, as L was passing through the lot,
paid no Attention tohisapproach untilXwas
struck by the animal and thrown violently
to the cround. When I attempted to rise
the bull was full upon me endeavoring to
gore me, and to prevent this I threw myself
upon my back, and at the same time grasp
ing the apimal by the horns, endeavored to
keep my body between them. In this way
my feet and fees were badly trampledupon".
Once iq my effort to change my position X
was struck in the mouth by the animal's
horns, breaking off all my front teenth.
"I thought of my knife as having a long
blade and with, it I would kill the brute by
.stabbing him jnst back of the foreleis in the
Tejjion or the heart, but in this X was foiled,
for I could only free one hand at a time, be
ing compelled to hold on with the other fo
prevent being gored. I was losing strength
rapidly, and Knew if help did not soon ar
rive I must give up in despair.
"I concluded to make one more effort. I
took off my suspenders, fastened them in the
ring in the aoimal's nose and then worked
myself backward -until I reached the .'ence.
where I fastened the animal, and thus se
cured my freedom, but was only able to drag
myself a short distance where I fainted and
lay nntil my wife, being alarmed at my long
stay, came and found me. I had three ribs
broken beside being badly braised about the J
legs and lac?, ,j.tnintin tne inturei. will
BteeFcIea&rf "Old Joe. ".
A Sheriff's Fosse Fires on Then Until Both
Drop Dead.
isncxir. Txxxoitur to tub dispatch.:
TJealda, Tex., December 29. News
has been received here of a desperate en
counter in the Bad Lands, the result of a re
cent raid. Three years ago the O'Dell broth
ers,Tom and William were outlawed. One of
them was wanted for horse theft and the
other for murder. They were occasionally
heard of, but the several attempts to
capture them resulted in nothing.
The pursuers were generally outridden and
maneuvered. A week ago the State rangers
obtained information of the whereabouts of
the O'Dells. Deputy Sheriff Thomas Perry
summoned a posse of citizens. The
party, numbering ten men, ran into the
camp of the fueitives a little after sunrise.
The horses of the O'Dells were staked some
distance from the camp The brothers
sprang to their arms, and met the demand
for surrender with the sharp crack of their
The posse was comparatively well shel
tered, but the criminals fought it out in the
open. The combat lasted some minutes.
Will O'Dell was the first to go down, with
a bullet through the lungs. As he fell
and rolled over he was struck in
the head and instantly killed. His
brother had an arm broken, but continued
in some way to use his rifle with one hand
until struck a half dozen times, when he
turned to flee. A ball thssugh the shoulder
and another which shattered his spine
stopped him. He lived but a moment.
E0MANCE of a mueder.
An Italian Killed by tho Lover Whom He
Had Supplanted.
Netv Yoek, December 29. For hoars to
day a young Italian girl stood at a window
on the fourth floor of the big tenement at 191
Mulberry street, and watched McCullum's
undertaking shop across the way, and the
curious crowd of Italians, men, women and
children who bung about the door. In a
backroom of the shop lay the body of Tin
cenzo Perretto, the musician who was shot
'dead in the blaze ol Grand street lights last
night. The girl at the window was his
wife, having been married to him
by a civil ceremony at the city
hall, less than a month ago. According to
the stones which Perretto's neighbors tell,
it was on account of this girl that the feud
between Perretto and Antonio San Marco,
bis murderer, arose. San Marco, who is a
stonecutter by trade, was betrothed to the
girl over two years ago, and one night he
DltJUgnt U15 menu, icu;v, aiuuuu ui tun.
The girl transferred her affections to Per
retto, who was much the better looking of
the two men. The friends quarreled alter
San Marco was arraigned before Justice
O'Beilly, at the Tombs Court, this morning.
He looks like the typical Italian, his hair
and mustache being blonde. Albert C.
Hart testified that he saw Baa Marco shoot
Perretto. "
A Mas Tetts His Name and JaMteslatoly
Gets a Ballet.
Atlanta, December 29. James E.
Woodward died ia this eity this evening.
Thursday night Woodward, who is a well
kaowB business maa, ws walking oat
-Marietta street when seeaebedy stepped in
froat ef him aad asked if he was Jim Weed
ward. He aBswered in the affirmative,
aad the asan pushed a pistol to Woodward's
breast and fired. Woodward walked to his
sister's bouse, a mile or more away, and
told the story as here give.. He treated the
matter lightly and it was thesgkt he would
get well, bat a relapse te-4ey breatakt death
Tnepeliee have kept oaiet, hoping te eatek
fasM sMfAjrtstMa
'Warmly CongratnlatecT UpoalSeack;
ing His Eightieth Birthdagi
Ail Bent Tokens ofBeara'Jto, thefGreevtl
Liberal Leader.
The fiermis Hllitary Streszth 1711 be Still 15551
Gladstone was 80 years old .'yesterday
He celebrated the anniversary verv.riuietlv!
but was the recipient of many congratula
tory messages trom all parts of the;worIdi
jur. sexton intimates mat tne yaeenwui
get into trouble if she ever attempts'to.veto
a home rule bill. "',.
London, December 29. The,' eighUethj
anniversary of Mr, Gladstone's birth abl
sorbed so much attention as to make ofv this
quiet Sabbath a day of national remem
brance. Telegrams and letters of congfatu-j
Iation and admiration poured into Hawaid-
en from all quarters of England, but liter-3
ally from all parts of the world, manycon
'ing from Australia, America and, India!
All the members of the Gladstone family
branches were gathered at Hawardenlto
meet and greet their eminent kinsman?
The church attended by Mr. Gladstone was
crowded at the morning service, and a' large
throng remained outside, nnable to gain
admittance. ":
Mr. Gladstone took his usual part InrtHe
service, reading the lessons, and said a few
words of devout thankfulness for the bless
ings of health and friendship. The scene
was such as Shakespeare might haye had ia
mind describing the ideal old age sur
rounded by troops of friends, showing love?
honor and obedience. Besides those who
might have been expected to send conzratu-j
lations as a matter of course personal
friends and political admirers many con?
tributed whose offering of remembrance at-J
tracted more than ordinary attentions
Amone those may be mentioned the Coun
tess Tolstoi, the Speaker of the House fof
Commons, and a number of prominent
"Unionists. iH
A remark by Mr. Sexton at his farewell
banquet in Dublin ast night has caused
some comment in political circles; In toast;
ing the Queen a necessary ceremony which
is generally gone over with as little grace
as possible by the Nationalists on such-'oe-casions
Mr. Sexton said that theNationaij
ists will vote for the royal grants so longiaa
Her Majesty does not refuse to sign, the
measures enacted by the people. This may
be taken in a double sense, as indicating
loyalty to the Crown and as hinting at'a
fear that the Queen mar some day abuse
her prerogative by negativing the wiltfif
the people as expressed through Parlia
mentary enactment in favor of Irish selM
The Mohammedans and Other Natives ProSI
pese to Take a Haul. X'j
Bombay, December 29. The.native Co53
gress at its final meeting confirmed the .reso
lutions previously adopted and appointed
committee to press its views utohitheiEn-
glish people. The Mohammedan delegates
asked foriime to consult their co-religionists
on "certain; questions: it was decidedfto
hold the next concrress in Bengal in 1890S
There will be a reduced represenfationasj
the congress just terminated was fonndltol
be of unwieldy dimensions. The delegati
separated with cheers lor the Queen. TT
Mr. Bradlaugh, who has attended the se$3
sions of the congress, received a nnmberofl
addresses at a reception given by himin the
evening. There were about 6,000 persons
present. Mr. Bradlaueh promised to bring
up Indian matters in Parliament at the
earliest possible moment. 1
He Makes a Direct Charge of Treachery!
Aenlnst Tlppoo Tib.
Zanzibae, December 29. The Circuit
Court has heard the evidence of,Mr.vSta3
ley and Lieutenant Bonny in the Em in Be
lief committee action against Tlppoo 'Tib;
They testified that Tippoo Tib 'broke his
contract with a view of obtaining allth"e
stores and ammunition belonging tathe ex
pedition, and that Tippoo Tib's nephew, exej
cuted some natives who were trying tore;
-victual the expedition, thus causing the high
rate oi mortality among Stanley s "'lot-
Tbey also accuse Tinpoo Tib of providing
430 Manyemas in June. lBsa, witn ,tnaj
ulterior object of deserting Stanley. The
court ordered Tippoo Tib's agent to retaial
the 10,000 damages claimed by theireli&fj
committee. Surgeon Parke is improving.'
The New King- Received by the People Wit.
Manifestations of Joy.
Lisbon, December 29. The ceremonies!
attending the proclaiming of JDom Carlos!
as King of Portugal was continued to-day
The King and Queen, accompanied by&th
.arcuauKe x.ugeae oi Aiuuia tuu0wr.
liant suite, reviewed the garrison. Allf
the foreign diplomatic, rep'esentatives
present The people received the Kingj
yueen witn every tosea ot sympainyji
affection. -"$
In the eveniner a state banauet was I
in the palace. Two hundred euestsCWa
present. The Dowager Queen remained!
BrtlniTAn Hnvinn tha rtn-o? 3 m'Kssssssssssk
eewtwiuu uuuu, iuou;i
The Strike Caases Even the Govern sae'lc
Ran Short of Fsel. 'Jl
London, December 29. There fofofewfi
ous shortage of coal in Belgium, owingT
tne laiwr wuuuies iq we uiiiuug .rejjioa
Manufacturing interests are bezinaingT
suffer and even the Government isl'uaablji
to obtain its usual supply of fuel. 1
The singular spectacle is likelyjfGJbe
witnessed of the government of a coslliws-
ducing country sending abroad foritsteoeJ.
Br. Peters, the Gerssaa AdvwtarertfjaMtJI
Isf Sana of the Afrlcas
Berlin, December 29. Dr Pet
African explorer, in his letter datedlKea
October 8, recently received, by his brotiwefl
after stating that he had killed .jiTa
coieiuiu) lays ue oau. aeieaiea tnou
and captured their harvest. HeVexs
kui vi buuuiuu nitu mo Duonui.(
AjtB a aAHNfala IW I 0lfH' '
W1M k-s EaUfeaeaat Lltetai
6rewth ofSeclahW.1
London, December 2ft. ASS
school is beisg founded at Liege VjJ
saonks at which, 1,000 beys, caabe
irainia wltkv such relJkiea i
stents as, it is hoped, will eh k tttJaJsTsH
m aeeuuieai asaosg tae laaastnal i
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