Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 31, 1889, Image 1

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msor-HREs BUCK,
OItlo's x-Goyernor Hits Hal-
jPstead Between tlie Bibs.
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IMorton, Blaine, Sherman
Many Others Would Be
Mr. Foster Speaks Yery Flatteringly
Calrin S. Brica.
Ex-Governor Cbarlesroster,;f. Ohio, re-
t plies to Marat Halstead's attacks on him
for wanting the complimentary "vote lor
UnitcdBtates'Senator in that-8tatc He
alsayslhe wouldn't spend .a dollar, to bribe
anvone. .air. -taster mints reaitn no par
i officeholding, and declare Halstead Is
ot now and never was a safe connselor, his
L "mistakes being too frequent.
JJebaita, O., Iecember 30. The local
afternoon Republican daily paper to-day
contains the following. Wbile-Jtfurat Hal-
stead has been busily engagedjn his old
and congenial employment of abasing prom-
inent Republicans, in the gnise or friendly
rj reproof and criticism, Hon Charles Foster
Jtf .has for the past fortnight been in ihe Bast.
'He was called to "Washington
to complete his work with Ihe
Eionz Commission, and to Hew York
.... . ...
..on private business, only returning to
'ostoria last night. "We net him "by ap-
pointment at Newark, this morning, and'he
read what the Cincinnati Commercial Ga
zette has had to say about nim this week,
hurriedly and for the first time. He -expressed
his surprise at the onslaught, and
. gave xts, in substance, the following inter
''I have not read as carefully as I would
like the-fievere attacks of the Commercial
'Gazette upon my candidacy for the compli
mentary vote of the Republican members of
the General Assembly for United States
iSenator. However, I may sufficiently un
derstand the comments of the Commercial
,azttti to facilitate the substance.
32Xr. Halstead professes to have no per-
scnal feelingof nnkindnessto sue, and seems
to regret that his duty as the editor of a
'great party organ requires him to perform
.4theunplessant'task of giving reasons to the
Republican members
as to why I should
eomrjlimented with iliptr trntA
Something in the role of a Eepublican
nardian, angel.
"Well,Mr.Halstead says of me personally
all I could ask in- some respects, rather
more 'than I could ask. He admits mv
'. 'J ability, my qualifications, and cheerfully
jijjgjjacknowledges that my services entitle me
u uiu expxcssion 01 connaencc nn
der ordinary conditions, bnt that the
conditions are extraordinary, viz: I am a
man of wealth, and was the discoverer,
.maker, friend and partner of Briee. I.only
wish I lld as much wealth as he represents,
and if I had I do not think he would seri
ously oppose me on that ground. He
doesn't intimate that what I have has not
been honestly acquired."
"He is only wild as to your campaign
contributions, it seems?"
"Yes, there is a vein of reproach running
through his editorials because I have been
a liberal contributor for party purposes. I
plead guilty, and will go a step further, and
agres that I know that these contribu
tions have not always been wisely
made, but in this connection I desire
to say that my contributions have all gone
t for legitimate party purposes. None of
them have ever gone to bribe anyone, nor
would I use a dollar to corrupt anyone for
the best office in the world. Public office
would be of no value or pleasure to
me whatever if not fairly and honor
ably acquired. I have feared at times
. that some of my contributions were mis
placed, but have preferred that the doubt
should be in favor of the possible advantage
of the party. Even Halstead will agree
that our hindsight is better than our fore
"Perhaps he never makes contributions
for political purposes," said we, joining in
the Governor's laugh. "Be that as it may,
it seems hardly becoming in a great party
organ to reproach a member of its party for
making contributions for party purposes.
I think those who know what I
have done in this respect will agree
, tuai x nave Deen as nearly unseinsn as any
. jOoe could possibly be. I have been n Tin.
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puuucau vuuiuuuujr lor -tj years, in sun
., jhine and in storm I have not hesitated to
'do my share in contributing to the cause in
any way, giving my personal services when
ever called upon.
"But then, you're rich, you know."
"I hardly think Mr. Halitead can mean
that he says," rejoined Mr. Poster, "when
Ihe proposes to exclude men of means from
Bparty honors. Does he mean that Vice
President Morton, Secretary Blaine. Sen-
fatbr Sherman, and scores of others of our
ablest and best men are to be excluded from
litlcal -preferences because thev have more
.of this world's goods than the maioritv of
men? If men acquire property honorably,
must that be a bar to political advancement?
Chis kind of reasoning is simply childish."
KVhat about his speculations about Col-
Konel-Bricc and yourself?"
. "As to my connection with Mr. Brice. I
jihave known him for the past 20 years. From
first acquaintance with him I have
admired him. I thourht I saw in
jim'the elements of a successful career.
Itnsno noubt true that years ago I may
, h liarertDrlered him valuable services.
anaseiwno snow xne mow tnat l nave ex-
itendeaa'helping hand to many men, not
gall ol whomlhave turned out so well as Mr.
.Acocless to my friendship for him
"What iboat-your partnership?"
,rWe are not liMlnesflfjsartners, and have
not been for ytrs, J ro to his house or
office, unbidden, and as fteely as I would to
my own. His growth, not only in wealth,
but in that kind'of -cjlture which makes
men, nselel, Is phesoaaenal. It affords
me pleasure to say for him that
he is a high sdnded, Intelligent
man. It belittles nim "So say that anyone
discovered hisfl. TJnaiaa, except by rare
intelligence, resistless iiergy, indomitable
will, true manhood, he fcis achieved an en
viat!e"posltion among tip ablest body of
business 1MB ou earth. "My personal feel
ing toward him is to wish him well In all
'his undertakings."
"Yon don't care to see him elected Sena
tor, though?'.'
'No; beyond say personal regard for him,
I do not care who the Democrats elect
United States Senator. J know nothing of
his canvass except whatTjee in the papers.
Nor do I think it makes much difference to
our politics whether he or some other Demo
crat be chosen."
"Your personal friendship for Mr. Brice
seems a great bugbear in some quarters."
"So it appears. Beduced to a few words,
Mr. Halstead's position seems io be that he
would be perfectly willing to see me com.
plimented hut for my association with Mr.
Brice. 'If I asa worthy of such distinction,
I can't see why my yery proper friendship
for Brice should be a bar to giving the
honor to me. In 1883 the Republican mem
'ber cowardly refused to vote for any Ke
("publican United States Senator This waa
due largely to the same influence that
attacks me now. Then I had taken
too advanced ground on the liquor question
and the party would be injured it I was jcom
plimented In the lieht of what has since
passed, can any one see any special wisdom
in following Mr. Halstead's advice on that"
occasion ?'r
Dld you everknow Bepubllcans to profit
by it?"
"Weil, Mr. Halstead never has been a
safe counselor," said the ex-Governor, "or
at least, not to my knowledge. He is not a
afe counselor now. He Is a brilliant
writer, and hut for the serious blun
ders he makes so repeatedly, iris
paper might with truth be called
the test party newspaper in the country. T
would like the complimentary vole of the
Bepubllcans of Ohio for United States
Senator," said he, in conclusion, "and If bet
ter reasons for withholding it are not given
than the ones by Mr. Halstead, I shall con
fidently expect it.1'
The Kew York Supreme Court Intimates
That Be Mustn't Expect Favor.
Nevt Yobk, December 30. Judge Xaw-
rence, of the Supreme Court, handed down
a short opinion in Chambers to-dav. in
which he says in effect that Colonel Dudley, I
wuu u buiuk jiitii a uuzeu Tier xors news
papers for alleged .libel (the publication of
the "Blocks of Five" letters) cannot ex
pect favors frora the Court when he persist
ently refuses to obey its orders. This de
cision was handed down inrDudley's action
against the Press Publishing Company
( World), and denies a motion by the plain
tiff to vacate an order for substituted ser
vices on him of an order for his examination
before trial to enable the defendant to pre
pare an answer.
T ., Jadfrfyjiih4i3it-hTfagfng this
action in this CoartMXadlVhu.ihtn&T
'himielf to its jurisdiction, and now seeks
to vacate its order, uut as he keeps with
out the territorial limits of the State, and
refuses to obey the order of the Court, he
cannot, in the opinion of the Court, be
heard affirmatively in opposition to the
The Famous Chicago Cases to be Aired In
Court Atnlu.
Chicago, December 30. A score of suits,
involving large sums, and pending against
Cook county since the days when the
"boodle ring" of Commissioners was sent to
State's prison, are about to come to trial un
der rather queer conditions. The County
uoard to-day received a communication
from Edward Terhune, County Attorney
elect, which in substance accuses the retir
ing County Attorney, C. B. Bliss, of refus
ing to give any information as to the "boodle
cases" in question. Mr. Terhune's commu
nication also leaves it to be inferred that
Mr. Bliss has taken the documentary evi
dence pertaining to those cases from the
County Attorney s office.
It is further charged that Mr. Bliss is
about to enter into partnership with the at
torney representing the chief "boodle"
claimants. Mr. Bliss, in an interview to
night, denies thst he has made way with the
papers. He asserts there never was any
documentary evidence left in his possession.
Elizabeth Clergymen Condemn the Sport for
lis Gambling Attachment.
Elizabeth, N. J., December 30. Sev
eral clergymen of Elisabeth, particularly
Bev. Dr. Kempshall, of the First Presby
terian Church, and Bev. Father Gessner, of
St. Patrick's Church, have severely con
demned the race tracks located near this
city, whicn they declare are demoralizing to
the youth of the community by the betting
craze which they have developed.
Father Gessner said he knew some fam
ilies who were actually in distress fc- want
of the necessaries of life, when the money
that ought to provide for their sustenance
was lost bv the husband or son at the race
course. He fiercely denounced the sport,
which he termed a species of gamblingruin
ous in the end to all who followed it up,
and warned hjs flock to keep awav from the
One of ihe Lending Dry Goods Merchants
Forced to Assign.
YoxrsGSTOvrs, December 30. C. C.
Clawson, prominent merchant of Warren,
who has been engaged in the dry goods busi
ness there for the past eight years, to-day
made an assignment. The failure was a
decided surprise, as it was supposed he was
doing a successful business.
A. B. Billiman and Lncr Silliman. rrii.
tivs of Clawson, hold mortgages on the
stock for 512,000. which will probably con
sume the assets, leaving nothing for the
other creditors.
A Dozen Convlcta Get Safely Out or a Mexi
can JatL
Labedo, Tex., December 30. About 4
o'clock this morning all the prisoners in the
New Laredo, Mex., jailmade a breat for
liberty and escaped. There were 12 in all,
six oi whom were serving sentences of from
J to 20 years. The remaining six -were
charged, five with theft, and one with mur
der. The prisoners all succeeded in reaching
the American side pf the river, bejond the
jurisdiction of Mexico. , -.
,'lswartnt of China anh Gln-nrara JPrsteit
Airt Pree AppraWrratnt-ForV '
'.eigra Gooi't Kald io ho Admitted
,.nt,Ttoa Low. Kates.
hfxciai. til-gbAm-to tbx sispatch.i t
JSkw Yobk, December 30. Seyeral im
porters of china and glassware have com'
ibinedforthe purpose of Inducing the Gov
ernment to do something about the appraise
ment of goods at this port It is said that the
domestic pottery interest is also .represented
in the combination, the story being that
some importing concerns, who are not
named, have managed to get for-
eign ware appraised at considerably less
than its value, as compared with the 1 pur
chase price of the articles abroad. The im
porters in thd combination are represented
by P. H. Eeonarduld J. M. Young,! of 18
and 37 Murray street respectively. Mr.
Tnnft- Mid tjWtiltr- "
1 bpliere tbat a Rood deal ol china and class-
ware u imported at less tnanitsvaiae, ana tnat
it seriously affects tbe business of ttjose firms
who pay duties according to the purchase
prices; but I would notf or a moment assert that
my business, rivals are combined In a ring to
defraud the Government, or do an; other
Illegal or unfair thine. The attention of the
Government has neencalled to the matter, but
such Investigation as followed was so imper
fect that we consider the mitter as if nothing
whatever had been done.
4usthat 'further move, if any, will be
M httSte matter,. ,5tr. Young didn't,
state, fiat it js4telieved tnat an effort
will be made to have a consular
agent appointed for the Carlsbad region of
Germany. Much of the imported ware
comes from that place, and the consular in
voices are made out at Prague, which is tar
away. An officer of the Government iu the
district would have better opportunities for
determining the actual value of consign
ments passing through -bis hands.
(By a Strike of Tralumen on. Two Indians
.' ' Kallrtmd.
Tebbb HAUTiDecTmbt30. The strike
'on the Eya&eyille aad, Terra Haute, and
Evapsville andIndiaaapolis, both in the
Mackey system', paralyzed freight traffic on
those Toads to-day. Masted of Transports,-,
tion Hurd,' who recently came off the
Wabash at, Decatur,,is5Hed a circular that
trainmen 'wno loitered about salodns.would
be discharged.- Since ihen.eight-conductors
have been relieved, without charges being
preferred. This morning a committee of
one each from the firemen, engineers; -conductors,
brakemen and switchmen sent a
message to Mr. Mackey Asking that the
men be reinstated until" charges are pre
ferred against them, andlhat Hurd be sus
pended pending the investigation of charges
against him, Mr. Mackey declined and the
men are out,
The men say it is the purpose to get rid of
conductors who belong to the Brotherhood
organization, which, like the Order of Hail
way Conductors, "permits strikes such as
recently occurred oti these roads, the result
of which was an increase of wages. There
is every indication to-night of a stubborn
AYobbs Man Says fee Committed Arson nta
Rich Mun'i Inattention.
rsrrCTAL czlxoilBc to tub bisfJltcix.i
Mohticello, 1?Y., Decembef '30. At
Livingston Manor, Saturday, John Hi Law
rence, principal merchant and country prod
uce dealer at Emmonsvllle, and Marcus J.
Hilt, a young farmer of good family, were
arraigned before Justice Parks on the charge
of arson. Lawrence's store, with most.pf its
contents, was destroyed "by fire on the night
of JTovember-lThe property ..was heavily
insured, 'atid tbisand other circumstances
gave Tlse'ttft&e -suspicion ''that Xawrence
and Hitt had a cuiliy knowledge of the
origin of the fire. Some remarks let fall by
Hitt's wife confirmed these suspicions, and
Some remarks let fall by
ne was arrestee
"When in custody Hitt broke down and
confessed that at the instigation of Law
rence he had soaked oat straw in kerosene,
and had fired the store in three different
places. Lawrence was to cancel a debt of
$36, and permit him to take what goods he
chose to select, Mrs. Hitt corroborated her
husband's statements.
They Start a Blaze for Fan and a Score
Are Injured.
Havana, December 30. Last evening
thousands of people assembled on the
grounds of the Club Almerdares to witness
a firemen's exhibition, the object of which
was to raise funds for the fire department.
For the purpose of the exhibition a two
story wooden building, had been erected
which was to be set on fire. After the torch
had been applied and the firemen had taken
their places in different parts of the burning
structure it was discovered that the water
supply prepared for the occasion had been
tampered with by some miscreant
Not having sufficient water with which to
fight the flames, the firemen were obliged to
escape from the building as quickly as pos
sible, some being compelled to throw them
selves from the roof. Twenty-two of them
were injured, three so seriously that thev
cannot recover.
Two Girls Who Will Cnnio Bloodshed
They Don't Bebnve.
Loyingion, III., December 30. The
Pentecost Band, a rival, in a noisy religions
sense, of the Salvation Army, has been in
town for several weeks. Several young per
sons have become converts. Last Saturday
May Whiteman and Edna Million were de
coyed from home by two of the gospel sol
diers. A posse brought back the girls, but this
morning Miss Million returned to her lover,
who is camping somewhere in the woods.
Unless the missing girl is found there will
be bloodshed.
Soma Carolina' Governor Oflera Renrnrda
for the Arrest of Lyqcbrn.
Columbia, s. C December 30. In view
of the lynching of eight negroes at Barnwell
on Saturday last, Governor Bfchardson to
night issued a proclamation, ottering a re
ward of 200 for the apprehension and con
viction oi each and every one of the guilty
parties concerned in the killing of the
negroes referred to.
An Irwin Lady, Aged 89, Meets Death Upon
t the Track.
Geeensudbg, December 30. Mrs. Mary
Callaghan, an old lady residing at Irwin,
"was run down by the Pacific Express last
night and instantly killed. She was walk
ing on the track in the cut east of that place
when killed.
She was abont 86 years old and leaves a
family of grown-up children.
Found Drowned In the Ohio.
"Beaveb, December SO. The body of an
unknown man, was fonnd In the river near
Industry last night. In one of the pockets
was a piece' of paper bearing ihe address,
Monroe Snyder, Mt, Carmel, Northumber
land county. A, Verdict of, "Jound
drowned' was returned by the Coroner.
It Continues Increasing ' Without
Stiaalatioa From Tear io Tear,
GRQW,Tfl NOTED pOMlg85 TO 1890,
And lite Pretrretti JMeita jet Specula-
'tire, tat Terr BakUtiaU
T Add Bill! Greater Xf (.meats
of ProfsJ sad De-
Much has been said in i'ef PitjsburgU
increasing prosperity. The weekly Rearing
house footings have testified thereto, in fig
ures. But ihe broadest idea of hat this
thrifty cosamunitv has actuallv-.eoWed is
conveyed in a little addition anieoatparison
oi me rouna nuaoers. y
Said a journalist, now deceasedVot con
siderable experience and unusual acumen,
"It you wish to interest the-averacataan, or
yvokiah father, nf this ia&&rinlifitvv&ff in
tvhat-veu riieBJaSBtterfciSfJre it."
"Tberman itPqnesWoa w,as a eynltfbuta
very close observer, and though he
may have slandered his age it
is beyond question that even the
best of us attach more importance
to material prosperity than did tome of
the sages of olden timeaad rightlyteo, for
the world has learned that njankisdB gen
eral is more apt to keep the path cf recti
tude when it is strews with roses tfcsnwhen
thorns rob the masses, of their Jfoece as they
tread -that path. Squalor and ctisae go
hand is hand, 'and the police records
will testify that 1889, the most prosperous
in the history of Pittsburg, averaged
very well on the score of morality and the
full force of the stimulus given by prosper
ity has not yet been felt, though the year
has been remarked as the one pre-eminently
when working- people made unusual .effort
to become owners of the houses, that
sheltered them. Anarchy can get no foot
hold of consequence in a country where the
masses own the land and the .masses la this
vicinity nave Deen rescuing in tnat Direc
tion for some years past
The Dispatch has kept trace off the
growth of this city, both in expansions, to
area and in business and from time to time,
remarked upon the substantial character.of
that growth. It was hot expected that it
would forge ahead like the mush
room cities of the 'West Built
on paper but even Chicago. " has
not kept -pace in substantial business
growth. The Dispatch noted editorially
in 1887, that the growth of our trade, ifjiich
then exceeded that of Cincinnati, and re
marked that it would not be many years
until it run up to a vear.
Since then there has been nothing io take I
bacfc,and at present we com pare not wtta Cin
cinnati, but Baltimore. Search the Records
and see if anywhere else even in this'laund
ing country you can find -progress equal to"
that of Pittsburg in the list 23 years. , Oar
trade is now nearly eight times what it was
in 1866, and it is over two. and (Joe-half
times what it wasin 1873, in the day of in
flation and wild speculation whea v&ry
dollar was counted double. $
That there is nothing bombastic in tte com
parisons it iahnt necessary to call at-sWloij to
tne lacunas me increase oi lateyesrsHcannot
be imputed
was measured by a fall of exchanges from
J JUW',T' si, mSoSo Vs"
Then began an era of .speculation
which by 1883, between inflated values bf
iron and wild petroleum speculation, run
them up to $497,000,000, The basis not be
ing substantial there was another reaction
which, in three years, reduced the trade of
the city $88,000,000. Then, tatural gas
drew the attention of the world to the manu
facturing advantages of Pittslurg, and in
1887 we increased onr trade '102,000,000.
In 1888 we added $70,000,000 to it, and
tramps became a mere remembrance. Last
year we did still better, increasing our busi
ness $73,000,000.
There has been a period of four years in
which in this city we have bad no specula
tion worth talking of, the trade being of the
cold expressed variety, and here is the per
centage in round numbers: 1886, 14 per
cent; 1887, 25 per cent; 1888, 14 per cent,
and in 1889, 13 per cent, or since 1885
well up to 50 per cent. Dunng these years
the advance is to be credited mainly to the
unrivaled position of the city and its nat
ural advantages as a manufacturing center,
and to the awakening of its population to
that fact, kept before the world in season
and out of season by the press.
The following figures show 24 years'
growth, commercially, and that means
everything in this connection, though it
does not tell of territorial expansion. The
Clearing House was established in the year
first mentioned.
Exchanges. Balances.
1888 S 63,731.242 17 120850,179 68
1867 97,157,656 03 21.03,633 31
1868 115,296.621 83 23,654,130 74
1869 t 156.880.910 90 29.882,017 41
1K70. 178,409,905 51 81.067,296 99
18J1. 215.201,413 69 34.341,435 19
1872 281859.477 OS 42.494.590 94
1873 i . 295.754,858 83 41,605,069 84
JgZf -SI'548-600 75 S9.W4303 fM
1875 233.160,448 36 41,168.203 W
JB'O , Z21,703,UIO 43 44,617.207 14
1877 223,569.232 09 42.772,655 16
1878 1S9.771.695 27 37,128.770 30
1ST9 , j. 217.982,649 43 44009,316 73
1880 297,fe04,747 21 62.214.180 37
16S1 380,170,879 10 78 698,625 87
1882 483,610.704 63 81352,605 66
1883 '497,653.962 43 91,807,082 38
1884 463.316,1X19 68 90.X45.3oO fcS
1SS5 .356.171,592 53 73.717,695 74
18S6 , 409,153,867 10 74,753005 24
1887 61LU0.701 3s 63,685.875 25
lf88 681,680.644 69 105.953,036 55
18S9 654,7C0,627 41 125,658.362 69
A few days estimated.
What of the future? We have only
awakened to our importance as a distribut
ing center. Our great, natural highway
cannot be closed against us by monopoly.
We are awakened to the advantages a canal
to Lake Erie wool d give us, and if neither
State nor United States come to our help
and to that of the -country at large,
we will have it anvhow. We have
shown to the world what natural gas will do,
added to push and natural advantages, in
the way of cheap raw material and facilities
for handling it, and if natural gas plays out
we can "show the world and the rest of
mankind" that we can make artifical gas as
cheap as the natural product is now fur
nished. Why should we despair? The whole
world is before us where to choose just as it
was before Adam and Eve, if we have the
nerve to contend for its markets. In manu
facturing supremacy the great leverage that
lifts ns to success is the cheapness of fuel
snd the contiguity of raw material, and the
former we have and the latter we may have
at an expenditure which the profits
of Pittsburg manufacturers for one
year will buy, and why not have
jt? It has been the dream of enthusiasts
that before the close of the century Pi ttsburg
wUI do f 1,000,000,000 worth of business in
a year, and as that is demonstrated to be a
bagatelle not worth contending for, why not
put the figure at $2,000,000,000 ?
rc is fnxHnr ora beach
It can be reached if that eaaal be built
bnt it will -sot be if' General AMtfcy be
put in command again, aad the pojfulaee as
"DECEMBER 31, 1889.
in times past,, bank on natural advantages.
These cannot be taken from Pittsburg, but
they can be greatly neutralised, and as we
have gotten the momentum up, let us keep
the ball rolling and sa y "That canal must
and shall be -dug, If Pittsburg digs it her
self," trusting to the spirit of the age which
recognizes a good thing when it sees it, to
come to her rescue.
We must have that canal. We can't do
without it, and neither can the great North
west. The South, with its natural resources
and the outlet of the Mississippi and its
almost innumerable Gulf and Atlantic
ports, will in time get up a world trade, in
which, it is true, Pittsburg may share, but
at a disadvantage, but the great North
west belongs to her, and if ahe do
not secure a market for her manu
factures and her fuel it will be her own
fault, and "now is the accepted time, now
is the day bf salvationl" What are $10,
000,000 to the continued supremacy of the,
Iron City? Less than 1 per cent on its an
nual earnings.
Interest la an Emlfirntlon Squabble at Fever
neat A Btlxed-Up Contest for An-
thorlty.ln a Muddled Matter
A Stand 00".
israelii TXtlOKUf TO TUB CISPATCn.1
Ne-vt YOBtf, December 30. Everbody
about the custom house and Castle Garden
is watching to see whst becomes of the Gard
ner family, and wondering whether he will
be called to arms in the quarrel between the
collector and the Board of Emigration. The
emigration commissioners stick to their de
cision that John E. Gardner, his wife and
six children shall be shipped back as pau
pers to Europe ou the Bed Star steamship
Pennland, which sails in a few .days. Col
lector Ehrhardt has decided that Gardner
and his family must be landed. Gardner
himself wrote to the Collector to-day from
Ward's Island, and Collector Ehrhardt sent
a brief replv. telling him that he and his
family could remain in the country, and
that nobody could restrain, them of their
Just at this moment Mr. Edward Kemp,
of the importing firm of Lanman & Kemp,
was ushered in to seethe Collector. He had
come on the Gardner case. Mr. .Kemp was
positive that the Emigration Commissioners
had not treated Gardner and his family
rightly, and offered to send Gardner $100, or
any amount outright, i.hat would insure the
Gardners against the charge that they were
paupers and liable to become a charge on
the public. This was not considered a satis
factory method of procedure. Mr. Kemp
thereupon asked Collector Erhardt to give
him Gardner's letter. -The request was
Mr. Kemp went immediately to bis law
yersfvCoudert Brothers, and requested Mr.
Frederick B, Coudert to make the letter the
basis for an application for a writ of habeas
corpus. ,
His Startlfns; Ajpearanc Is Washington In
a JStTr Parade Uniform.
WjASHniOTOir, December 30. T,he Ger
man Minister to the United States, who has
just returned to the capital after a pro
longed absence, is thus described by the
well-known authority on etiquette and lead
ing society -writer -of Washington, De B.
Count Arco Valley, the tall and arrowy Ger
man Minister, Is onco more in Wasbingtorf.and
will contribute his attractive nresence and
showy court dress to. tba gorgeous itate cere
monials during tho official season now at hand.
Tbo Count created a. sensation among this fash-
humbler pedestrians of all grades moving
along Pennsylvania avenue, to-day. His tali
itocm. -was. r4dWlVs"Ws:Sa
a Hen bine overcoat. His left eye
sported a'diti. of glisc. arid his right band
wielded a showy cane. Iu, his left he held one
end of n artistically woven strips ot leather;
at.tti a'ajher; about rive feet distant In the rear,
(the strap toot a bifurcated form, each branch
terminating In a bright silver collar which en
veloped the front of the elongated dorsal por
tion of the anatomy bf two Imported German
dach hounds. Ihe towering vertical ngnre of
the Uonnt and the horizontal length of the
short-legged animals braced at his heels formed
a striking contrast
A Preacher Who Will Not Doctor HIa Dying
Attleboeo, Mass., December 30. The
little daughter of Bev. Mr. Penny, whose
faith in the Lord is so strong that he will
allow no medicine to pass his child's lips, is
steadily sinking. The mother has succumbed
to the father's Influence, and will take her
cure from the Lord or not at all. There are
likely to be some very startling
developments in this case. Penny
has taken this stand In defiance
of protest and entreaty, and it isgoing to be
hard work to do anything for the child's re
lief, unless he is removed in some way from
the scene. People talk very strongly of
the matter, and it would not be at all
strange it a sensation of the most unpleas
ant sort grew out of their indignation.
The selectmen have turned the case over to
the Overseers nf the Poor, and the latter say
they have no jurisdiction. ThePennys are
not paupers. There appears to" be misunder
standing of the situation on the part of
District Attorney Khowles, who ordered
this course.
A Scranton Woman Leorni of Her Has
band's -Bigamous Marriage.
WlXKESBABBE, December 30. Mrs.
Sarah E. Jones left Scranton for Trenton
this morning, a broken-hearted woman. A
year ago she married an iron worker named
George Jones. The husband, being unable
to get work, went to Chicago, and from there
to Dulutb, Minn. Two months later a letter
was received purporting to be signed by the
Superintendent of the hospital, stating" tb at
Jones had died in that institution and that
his body was interred there. Mrs. Jones
went into mourning, and to support herself
went to work in a knitting mill.
A Scranton business man visiting in
Trenton learned that Jones was living there
under the name of George Wilson. He bad
married a widow in comfortable circum
stances. The Scranton wife was apprised of
the true state of affairs, and at' once made
preparations to go to Trenton. Before going
she prooured a warrant for her false bus-
Easy to Find a Dion Beeaose He Doesn't
Have to Live In Albany.
rsrXCIAL TELXOnAM TO TH dispatch.:
Aibany, N, Y., December 30. Governor
Hill to-day appointed Alex C. Eustace, of
Etmira, to be Civil Service Commissioner
in place of James H. Manning, who resigned
because he thought that the Governor had
reflected tin his father's memory when the
Timet was made the State paper instead of
Jbe Argiu.- '
A Civil Service Commissionership is
worth only 82,000 a year, but there is not
much work to it, and the Commissioner does
not have to live in Albany.
Desslse of (tie Wlfo of Ohio's Lleateaaat
fcEttETONiAniE, December 30. Mrs.
Addle Marquis' wife of Lieutenant Governor-elect
Marquis, died last eveulng at the
family home Jn.thls city.. She was formerly
a resldent'of Cincinnati.
Admitted by the New Tork 'Board of
Health to be Epidemic There.
Ko Fatalities Are let Anticipated From the
Disease in itself.
And. One latil Cue is Sorted as far West as
Kansas City.
The grip is admittedly epidemic In New
Tork City. The Board of Health says It
can take no steps to prevent its spread. It
is a mild form. No fatalities are anticipated
except from some other disease the grip mar
bring on. The police of the city are particu
larly susceptible. Canada has it in a severe
form. Kansas City reports one fatal case.
New Tobk, December 30. It is now ad
mitted by the Board ofHealth that the grip
is epidemic In this town, but no measures to
prevent itr spread will be taken. It has
spread" already lar beyond the possibility
ot checking it. Moreover, it is said to be
spreading at the estimated rate of 8 to 10 per
cent, increase daily. Mr. Joseph D. Bryant,
of the Board of Health, said to-day that
physicians had not been directed to report
cases of grip to the board, because, in the
first place, there were as many cases of
pneumonia and contagious diseases now re
ported as the department could deal with,
and because the grip was notin itself fatal.
If it were, no effective means could be
adopted to curb it Dr. Bryant had never
beard of a case of grip proving fatal. People
who get the grip may contract pneumonia
immediately afterward, and pneumonia is
just now very prevalent.
A northeast wind is known to the Health
Department of this town as the. pneumonia
wind. Northeast winds have prevailed for
several weeks. There, were 32 deaths by
pneumonia to-day and 39 yesterday. This
is about two and a half times- the normal
number for this season, though it is not
many in 1,600,000. Very many of these
cases haver-been complicated by the grip,
Dri Bryant would not commit himself
upon the question whether the prevailing
influenza was the genuine Russian grip or
not. He said it was sufficient to say that an
influenza bad become epidemic In this town,
which, though not dangerous in itself, ag
gravated certain other diseases and chronic
tendencies to a dangerous degree, and opened
an easy road to pneumonia and other lung
troubles ordinarily fatal.
The Board ot Health; declined to advise
the public in the matter, other than to ad
vise people to be careful not to take cold,
but to stay in doors the moment they sus
pected, the grip,-and to Bend for a physician
at once. Every case must be treated by ,
itself, and with A proper consideration for
the general temperament and physical con
dition of the patient at the time.
A Jersey City physician who- has treated
a large number of? cases of Influenza, suc
cessfully, and is himself in bed with it now,
said to-day that Jersey City doctors were
trnnntllvu Afrrpd tlintthii infln.nMBmif-
J?t.Jiiervwfw klRarediW tbe- European
variety, uufipeiswfHeveraA-or ine.tp0t aai
gerous features of the parent disease. He
said that some cases in his practice had ap
proached very close to the Bussian type,,
but none filled entirely the conditions men
tioned in the .European medical journals.
Many physicians in this city, however, dis
agree in part with this view. They call it
the real Bussian grip, admitting that it
differs slightly from that on the other side,
a difference due, they think, to different
climatic conditions here.
A number of prominent physicians are in
correspondence with city officials upon the
subject. One of these -writes that he has now
under his care 11 cases of severe influenza,
eight of whom are of the neurotio-form. and
unquestionably the gennine Bussian grip.
The symptoms are: Severe headache, suf
fused eyes, chills, a temperature or about
101 degrees, pains in the- back and limbs, a
cough, and a moderate catarrh. In one up
town case reported, the patient had a tem
perature or iuii degrees and saw every
thing yellow.
It is stated by all physicians that the grip
is not fatal. At the Board of Health it is
asserted that, by itself, it cannot be fatal.
In making this statement Dr. Bryant is in
excellent company. Grip does not last
ordinarily longer than 36 hours. At the
most it runs its course in two days. But
people; with Bright's disease are in danger
if they get it. It has q peculiarly irritating
effect, also, upon patients with weak hearts
aud lungs.
After the grip has run its course comes
the greatest danger to the great mass of or
dinarily healthy people. It leaves the pa
tient with a tremendous cold in the head
and chest. Bronchitis is generally present
to a greater or less extent. It is not safe to
go out of the house for several days. The
penalty is a severer bronchitis or pneu
"How is it," was asked to-day of a prom
inent physician who holds that New York
has the Bussian type of grip, "that so many
are said to bandying of the grip abroad and
so few die of it in this country, if it is the
same disease?"
"Ihe reason is very simple," was 'the re
ply. "1 do not believe that anyone in Eu
rope has died ot the grip, pure and simple.
But in certain countries in Europe the dis
ease has become more than prevalent. It
has become universal. Practically every
body has it. The peoplo who have died are
tho diseased, the feeble, the old and the
careless. Of course, since everybody has
caught it,, and when all the deaths as cabled
over here, all charged to the grip, it makes
a tremendous showing."
There are about SO cases of grin in Belle,
yue Hospital. There are about 75 cases of
pneumonia there. Bellevua is more than
crowded. The doctors turned away about
40 cases of lesser diseases, such as rheuma
tism, to-day, because there was no room.
Betnrns sent to Superintendent Murray
to-day showed that 295 policemen are laid
up, against 270 on Sunday. Surgeons re
port that two-thirds of the sickness is due to
the grip. Captain Qarland, of the Madison
station, 5 sergeants and 12 roundsmen are
among the victim, which foot up nearly 10
per cent of the entire force. Judge La
combe, of the United States Circuit Court,
was unable to come to court to-day in con
sequence of a severe cold with symptoms of
the grip. Assistant United States District
Attorney Daniel O'Connel is also laid up.
United States Commissioner Shields and
Assistant United States Attornev Eose
have got colds, but are able to work."
Montreal Physicians Report Severe Cases
of the Bread Rossiaa Malady.
Montreal, December 30. Inquiries
made by officials of the Board of Health, en
Saturday failed to discover a single case of
Jnflaenxa in Montreal. To-day Beaxlyfevsry
Btedical practitioner la, the city reports hav
ing' soke cases under, trestraeBt, Lsadfisg
doctors agree that ihe disease is thl.'f
jiiuucum wuicn nas ueea epiuemic
sia and the rest of Europe. The
h . i :i i -. !j . i r ji a i
appeared here, is extremely painfu
symptoms being Mrereheadachwr, and t 54(ftnadIailS Are Both WHHn2andrAnX-
dhATlr hfk Ifttna tend himV AMflMnAnlaHl VI " . ! im'
chills and fever.
The disease appears to have paid a sudden
visit to the City Saturday night, and the
doctors and druggists have been busy ever
A Youth of IS, Attacked by luflaenxa, Falls
a Victim.
Kansas Citt, December 30. The first
fatal case of influenza In this city occurred
Saturday night. It was that of William
"Walker, aged 18 years. Assistant City
Physician B. S. Bicards, attended the
patient aud he pronounced the disease as in
fluenza, which developed into aodte pneu
monia. A special from Emporia, Kan., states that
there are at least 200 cases of la grippe in
that city. Several- railroad men are pros
trated. At Leavenworth there are also a
number of well-defined cases. There are 100
esses at Selina, Kan., whole families being
A Great Increase la All Maladies Attendant
Upon the DIarnse.
BEBI.XN, December 30. The statistics
show a great increase in all maladies attend
ant upon the influenza. For the-third week
in December .there were 37 deaths from
laryngitis, 122 from inflammation of the
lungs and So, from pleurisv. Dahn, the
author, is ill at Breslau. Half the police ot
Mayence are affected. There are thousands
of cases at Stuttgart, at Augsburg and at
There is no abatement on the severity of
the disease at Vienna, where there have
been many deaths from pneumonia. The
Archduke Karl Ludwig and his grandson
have each bad the disease.
The Grip fetus a Hold la Several Neighbor
ing Towns.
Tiffin,. December 30 Scarlet fever is
nrevailing to an alarming extent in this
city. Several deaths have occurred. A
large number of cases are reported and a
number of school children who were ex
posed to it are down with it. La grippe has
reached this city and about a dozen cases
are reported but not serious.
A dispatch from Massillon reports seven
pronounced cases nnder treatment,while in
fluenza of a milder type prevails largely.
Cumberland, Md.t reports 389 persons
suffering from the "grip." So far no deaths
have occurred.
Bothscbltd Gives 108,600 Franca for the
Relief of 8aflrera
Pabis, December 'SO. M. Bothschild
has presented 100,000 francs to the munici
pality to be devoted to the relief of the poor
of Paris afflicted with influenza.
The weather is now fine. There were 342
deaths in Paris to-day from all causes
against 414 yesterday. There were 22 deaths
in the Bue Bruot alone to-day.
The First Policeman Tnken.
New Tobk, December 30. The death ot
Patrolman Timothy J. Golden to-day is
said to have been, the,first fatal case of "la
grippe" on the police force here. He was
taken ill on Saturday.
Mayor Grant Hequeata Street Coraali
stoDer Coleman's Removal The Lat
ter Sends the Mayor HIa
y Resignation at About
the Same Time.
New Tobk, December 30. The threat
ened letter of Mayor Grant asking for the
removal of Street Commissioner James S.
Coleman was written to-day and sent to the
Board of Health. Commissioner Coleman
did not come to his office this afternoon, but
the news that the Mayor had written a letter
testifying to his unfitness for the office
reached him, and thereupon he sat down
and wrote his resignation. He says in
From the reports in to-day's papers of the
proceedings oi the Board of Estimate and
Appointment at the Mayor's office on Satur
day, I see that you made use of expressions in
relation to myself, after I had finished the Dnsl
ness that called me before the board and had
left your office, which, common courtesy would
require that yon should have said while I was
present, or have communicated to me by official
fetter. You are reported to have said that you
were boIok to write a letter to the Board of
Health recommending my removal. If such be
your intention, I wish to inform you that yon
are putting yourself to unnecessary and nn-called-for
trouble in this matter.
You, as well ns the gentlemen who have pre
ceded you in office as the Chief Maelstrate of
this city for the past eight years, are well Aware
ot my feelings in relation to the position I now
hold. I accepted it reluctantly and only at tne
urgent request of Mr. Grace. His successor,
Mr. Edson, was not only pleased with my work,
but did me the bonor of kindly offering to take
the Initiative in my advancement to a higher
position in the city government If I would con
sent to it. Then followed Mr. Grace In his
second term. Sly first term of office expired
while Mr. Hewitt, who was nomin
ated by Tammany Hall and elected
by the United Democracy, was Mayor. He
without solicitation on my part; reappointed
me 'or a second term, at the request, as I have
been informed, of some of tne most prom
lnentlcitlzens of New York, many of them hav
ing been members of Tammany Hall since the
days of Governor Marcy. I have performed
the duties of my office conscientiously, eco
nomically and as effectively as I could with
tne means at mv aisposai, considering tne nu
merous embarrassments with whicn I have had
to contend and to which I have often called
your attention, particularly In my last annnal
reuort. rms nas oeen attested ov tne oeome.
the pros, the reduced death- rate, and the su-
penor cleanliness oi iai ciiy generally.
That the streets, especially in the lower por
tion of the city, are not as clean as we should
like to have them, cannot, with fairness, be
attributed to negligence on the part of the De
partment of Street Cleaning. However, as
vonr oonositlon to me has become so marked as
to make it embarrassing for me to longer con
tinue in office under your administration. Ire
quest that yon will, at an early a date as pos
sible, name a successor for my position as Com
missioner of Street Cleaning, which I hereby
Sold to Have Caused the Wreck at White
Snlpnor SprloKs.
Chabijsston, W.Ta., December 30.
Twenty-six persons, passengers on the
Chesapeake and Ohio train wrecked at
White Sulphur Springs Saturday, have
signed a paper stating that in their opinion,
alter examination, tne cause of the wreck
was rotten ties, a defective rail and a too
high rate of speed. However, this may be,
the road is known to be in a bad condition.
It is learned from one who recently passed
over the road that at not as many points be
tween Huntington and Bichmond are new
ties being hauled in. Tho bridge which
gave way under a freight train a few weeks
ago at Gnyandotte had been for two years
pronounced by the company engineer as un
safe. More Trouble In Kentucky.
Louisville, December 30. The Ken
tucky Legislature organized to-day by the
election ottneomciais cnosen ny democratic
caucus Dsturday. Governor Buckners
message shows ttie.deralcatlon of Treasurer
iocs to be Annexed, if Onlv
A, Dominion Representative Urges Union M
tu8 cest Jietnoa or ?.?,,
A Tanlce Captain's Sarcastic fonarts AboatitMB
Violation of Treaties. fB
Testifying before the Senate Committeel
yesterday a Massachusetts sea captain'pn3j
posed retaliation as the best method of setjE
tling the Canadian fisheries dispute. Erastus
Wiman talked ior commercial unions ancli
Mr. Glenn, an ex-member of the Dominion
Parliament, argued that annexation wonldl
be better. j
New Yobk, December 30. Captain PeJjj
J. Bapson, of Gloucester, Mass., wastla
first witness called before the Senate CdmgB
mittee on Canadian Affairs which met hereB
to-diy. The witness explained that he hTdS
given the subject of the fisheries in Canadian!
waters careful study. As the representati va(
of the National Fishermen's Association.rTe-j
described the difficulty that American fisherW
men had to secure bail nnder the relations, j
now existing. Mr. Bapson claimed that thojj
treaty pf 1818, allowing the people-of tiioS
United States to proceed inland in the ns
eries, was entirely useless, inasmuch asajj
portion of the rights under it have been,surjJ
rendered and those-that remain are uselesuj
Pishing vessels, the witness maintained!
should be allowed the same comme'rcial?
privileges as regularly registered vessels
Senator Pugh asked upon what grounds
the Gloucester fishermen based their claims
to commercial rights. d
"The rights allowed them by legislation
replied the witness. "I claim, that the'laWy.
of the United States granting AmericanjreS
sels the right to trade on the high seas shqubu
demand respect from Great. Britain. Great!
Britain is under obligations to us, andUf;
our Government cannot carry out Its lawwD
sar we have no government." &fk
Senator Hoar stated that Great -Britain I
always Conceded to the United States the
commercial rights of fishing vessels. Sena! ;
tor Pugh, on the other band, declared th'aC 1
Great Britain always acted in harmony with;
Canada on the question whenever the mat :
ter came in the shape of treaty or law. 'Her'
Ministers might favor the Americans inlin?
dividual cases, but that was all. Our State
Department should take steps at once to di
cide the matter finally, one way or another!
When asked bv Senator Dolnh for a ren7
edy, the witness said that the only remedy.
nefnewot just at present was retaliation.
"Deny commercial rights to Canada.at?
rogate the treaty rather than permit lttoi
exist. Make your laws for Americas fish-9
ennan. Do as was done in Andrew Jackj
son's time. Have your legislation by Con
gress, and have an executive strong enonghj
and brave enough to carry out these Iawsjgt
Put their vessels here nnder tbe samer
strictions as ours are there, and tbe Amert?.
icau will securer his rights." S?
Mr. Erastus Wiman followed. His opin
ion was that the Canadians showed a .desire
for closer intercourse and should be 'recog
nized, if nor commercially wbytheafpoliti-
- .realty. Tt)e Sfacdonsid adflnftrattoagfc
tne cause or toepresenc patiitieJSinpta?
fisheries question, the wlineaTtSgiTEtJyri:.
JSnglisn bonanolder, rairraaaa'-anU?otIier.
speculators would, according to Mr; -Ww
man's views, be vastly benefited bytiiaj
annexation of Canada to the United!
States. Trade in England of every de4
sen ption would increase by such an annex?
ation. "A political union with Canada!
would increase the property valueof
Hnnnri. n hn n.l.rt flrt " . . Xf. W , n. nn'V
uutfuM a uuuuiwiui na4tf.Ji. it tww..
reply to a question.
Speaking of annexation, Chairman?Hoarj
took occasion to remark tnat in his opinion
and that of his colleagues the movement;
in that direction should be made hrCaoal
dians, for no one in tbe United States
tbonght of political annexation by forcejorj
use of power. jSm
Mr. Wiman thought great richnessjlay
north of the United States border to be had?
for the asking, and 300 miles of fisKerw
coast that might be thrown open to Amerijj
cans if Americans would but have it so. H
Francis Wayland Glenn, a former resEJ
dent of Canada, and a member of the D5j
minion Parliament for South TorontoYow
nine years previous to 1886, was also vi
ness before the commission. "CdnadawiUj
come here," be said, pointedly, "unless .thai
people ot the United States themselves pre3
vent her. She sees milk and honey beyond!
the St. Lawrence, and she wants to sharelibj
it." vJM
Mr. Glenn, in support of his statements?!
said Canada had adopted the free school!
system, decimal educations and elections
methods of the United States, and was mora
eager to adopt American business princip
pies than she was those of England. VmI
Cadada also wanted free access to Amerfll
can markets, he held in fact, she wouldj
declare her independence of English powerj
apd annex with tbe United Sutes.Thej
witness did not favor tbe commercialuidnj
of which Mr. Wiman talked. Indeedflhaj
thought that gentleman was a represents
tire of capital' which, in the long run,. maw
ruin Canada. $38JI
Many leading Canadians, the speakeri
ing English magazines, Canadians jieaAI
American publications, and more Canad
ian youths are educated, hesaid, in Americas?
colleges than in British univenitiesiSHs
thought that Sir John Macdonald, was la
politician and not a statesman. Mr.WJ
TTinn witnps xa!d. iolri the Canadian ih'
their only antidote for annexation was.coi
, - rrr .
mercial nnion. Mr. Wiman wasVwrongA
lilt was aesirawe mat me unueabuieai
should secure annexation the duties "shonUtj
be left as they are.
nvnnu uf m juiu-uuem
The Steamship Fenoloud Reacaaa a'Bsah'al
Captain and C'reir.
New Yobk, December 30. ThofiteSsj?
ship Pennland, which arrived to-day
Antwerp, alter a. long voyage against strong
westerly gales, brought to this portVWel
Captain and crew of five menijofjpttfrt
British barkentlne Jnan, of Salcorabeflwkfl
were rescued in mid-oceau from their iinkligl
vessel. Captain Cove, cf the Juan,repertsl
that his vessel, which was of 130 toss fcwra
den, left St. Johns, NewfouodlaadjkfprJ
Glasgow, November 30, with a, cargTgflistq
oiL The wind was strong from tho sewMSi
west, and the weather was clearthojsjlfl
wltK airt inAtsr strtnalfst TAnarnrTMif 1
gale sprang up from the south westTs7bsf
rrsu uudvsui, (uvn sruwwas 4vVvWrBir TJB
lay to nnder close-reefed topsailSbatlwli
starboard bulwarks were stove, andfthteSJj
gaiiaut ran siariBo.
There was another gale on the
again forced the Juan to take Itj sMfi
serious mishap occurred until thelm
bark was then about l.COO mileaSSp
Johns. The rough featheKwyl
lasted mrougooui tne voyage gtejrj'm
At noon the Juan shipped aJjhSwvvl
which swept the decks and carries otmS
Seaman O. Pierres, who was lostTfiJ
land came in sight niter threef dSTsj
perate ae vices to seep anoat. JJ
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