Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, December 19, 1881, Image 1

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\Vo have often been asked why wo
commenced the manufacture of Cigar-
. cites. Because our Attention had
been called to the fact by numerous
articles written by medical and scien
tific men that opium and other drugs
were being largely used in Cigarettes ,
-mid that the paper used for wrapping
wa uiiide from the filthy scrapings of
ragpickers , bleached with lime and
other substances , which seriously af
fected the membranes ot the throat
nnd iioso , and wore the prime cause of
the throat nnd nasal troubles which
followed cigarette smoking , nnd they
prophesied incalculable damage to
health unless these troubles could bo
overcome. N
Fooling that the time was ripe for ,
and that the trade would appreciate ,
a perfectly pure cigarette , nnd know
ing the advantages wo enjoyed of securing -
curing the very finest pickings of the
-crops ( our factory being located in
Durham and the Dukes having been
planters , handlers nnd manufacturers
of tobacco nil their lives , nnd p va of
thorn being on the market every d < ) ,
wo concluded to ndd this now dep'ntt-
ment to our already extensive smok
ing tobacco trade , and make only a
pure Cigarette , free of all drugs ,
wrapped with the finest imported
French rice paper , upon the merit of
-which wo would stake our reputation.
Such nn article is the DUKE OF
DURHAM Cigarette , nnd we intend
to keep it so. llico paper is consid
ered less injurious than anything that
can bo used for wrapping Cigarettes ;
but as it is very nxponsivo nil do not
use it who claim to.
Tjio following is an exact copy of a
letter , now in our possession , from
ono of the largest importers of rice
paper in the United States , through
whom wo import tti3 rico p.iper for
the Duke of Durham Cigarettes ;
Importers of French Cigarette Paper ,
and Solo Agents in the United
States for the Celebrated French
Gambier Clay Pipes.
NEW \ouic , Sept. 3 , 1881.
Messrs. W. Duke , Sons & Co. , Dur
ham , N. 0. :
GKXILKME.V In replyto yourfavor'fiti
.nit. , we have t stntu that tno jiapT we
furnish yon , "IUS SUPKllFINK" ( Su-
pcrfine Itice ) , it the jurcst rice paper
which can bo nnvle , and we claim thiit ,
NO\VlIKUi : ami for NO MONEY , you
-coulQ have it in good. Our paper lia <
been recognized to i o the b-st of all , and
couUins nothing which can injn e the
health. Yours respectfully ,
The'e DUKE OF DUllltAM Cl ai--
cttcs are for sileby nil leading tobaccn-
n'ats and grocers in the city.
Marinn Intelligence
National Associated I'rcss
NEW YOUK , December 17. Sailed
The Brittanic nnd Egypt for Liver
pool , the Holland for London , the
Kch for Glasgow , the Maine for Bre
men. .
LONDO.V , December 17. Arrived
'The Alexandria from Now York.
Soirr HASH-TON , December 17. Ar
rived -The Rhein from New York.
( JITEEXSTOWN , December 17. Sailed -
od The Germany for New York.
NEW YOUK , December 18. Sailed
The Servia from Hamburg.
Y Arrived The Vandalia from Ham
burg , the Australia from Meditcrrano
-an ports.
Sot'THAMiTOK , December 18. Ar
rived The Brunschiving from Balti
more for Bremen.
HAVHE , December 18. Sailed The
Cimbria from Hamburg for Now York.
ANTWEHI' , December 18. Sailed- -
-The Vnderland for New York- .
National ABIOI latcd Proas.
New York , December 18. Last
evening fire broke out in the building
on Crosby street and Broadway , oc
cupied by A. &E. Wallace , dealers
in fancy goods , nnd Desson Bros. &
Co , , manufacturers of men's cloth
ing. Dosson Bros. & Co. lose § 150-
000 , and A. & E. Wallace 8250,000.
The building , which is owned by thu
Charter Oak Lifo Insurance company ,
was damaged § 30,000 worth ; fully in
CINCINNATI , December 17. The
kid glove store of B. Roth , on Fourth
street , was damaged by fire this morn
ing to the extent of $30,000 ; insurance
anco , $15,750.
MEMPHIS , December 17. The west-
cm portion of the Peabody Hotel was
destroyed by fire this morning , caused
by a defective flue.
Chicago's Theaters.
Natlouil Associated I'rcsi.
CHICAGO , December 18. The com
uiitteo appointed by the citizens' association
-ciation has examined all city theaters
with a view of doterming what addi
tional exit facilities are needed as
precaution against panics in case ol
lite. The report will be made public
in a few days ,
New York Bank Statement.
National AsBoU&tcd I'rcit.
NEW YOBK , December 17. The
bank statement to-day is favorable ,
The following are the chances : Loan :
decreased $1,810,500 ; specie increased
§ 303,300 ; legal tenders decreased
$1,000 ; deposits decreased § 1,817-
500 ; circulation decreased § 10,805 ;
revenues increased § C90,17i" > .
Death of Dr. Hayes.
Rational Assodited l' < ess.
NKW YORK , December 17. Dr.
Isaac Hayes , the famous Arctic ex
plorer , died in this city to-day.
Paul Boy toil.
K tlon Associated 1'reaii
OAIHO , 111. , December 18. Pnu
SJoyton arrived here yesterday enroute
4/j Now Orleans ,
The Official Oorrespondenoo on
the Peruvian Question ,
Secretary Blaino'a Instruction
as to the Rights of Ameri
can Citizens There.
Further Speculation as to the
Construction of the
New Cabinet.
Front the Na
tional Capital.
NUIonal Associated 1'roBS.
WASHINGTON , December 18. Tlio
allowing dispatches between Secretary
[ Jlaino nnd Gen. Hurlbut are { furnish
ed for publication by the secretary
with the approval of the President :
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , Aug.1,1881. , . J
itcphcn A. llutlliut , Ks | , oti'otiM , Mini :
Sin As you are nwaro , sovenil
coinnuiuic.itioifl ) Imvu been recently
addressed to this department in rofur-
enco to certain allowed cluima of c'tti-
wns of the United States upon the
j'ovornmont of Pern , with the urgent
requoJl for the good oflico * of the
Dinted S ates government in their be-
lialf. While I cannot anticipate that
in the present distressed nnd un
settled condition of that country our
representatives , however urgent , will
receive prompt or satisfactory atten
tion , I deem it best in view of pos
sible contingencies to furnish you with
general instructions. Two claims for
which special consideration and active
intervention have been asked mo
those known asjjio Cachet clnim and
the Londreau claim. In reference to
Oochet claim , there has been no in
formation laid before the department
of sulliciently definite character to
warrant specific instruction , and in
the absence of requisite data hero ,
you will bo loft to tnku
such steps as may seem expedient
in investigating the origin and character -
actor of the claims. The primal point
at issue is whether Any American citi
zen or association of citizens lias ac
quired an interest in the claim in a
milliner entitling him or them to the
treed oflicos of this government. In
making representation to Peru as to
American holders of the claim or their
attorneys , who will bo on the ground ,
you will no doubt bo placed in posses
sion of nil facts , but yon will take no
step committing your government to
he use of its good offices without first
reporting in lull to this department
for well considered and definite m-
structiwn. In regard to the Londreau
claim , I seer no reason to
difierjrom the , cn Juaions , to which
my predecessors seem to have nrnycd.
John C. Londreau was an American
citizen , apparently entitled by lawful
contract to reasonable compensation
for important services to the Peruvian
government. In conformity with the
established practice of pur govern
ment , while you cannot in such case
make official demand for a settlement
of the claim , you will employ- your
good oilices to procure its prompt and
just consideration. You will have
observed that in the contract made by
the Peruvian government with Lon
dreau and his brother it expressly stip
ulated any questions arising under its
provisions should bo submitted to the
judicial tribunals of Peru , and that in
no case shall diplomatic interference
be asked. You will also notice the
court of Peru sustaining the _ decision
of the court below has ruled it had no
jurisdiction of this contract , thus
leaving Londreau in a pofition in
which he can neither appeal to his
own government nor obtain judgment
from the tribunals to which by con
tract ho was authorized to apply in
Peru. While this government willjnot ,
; is present informed , undcitako to
construe the contract or decide
upon the extent of compensation
duo Landroau , you ore instructed to
call the attention of the Peruvian
government to this injustice , and say
tiat the government of the United
States will expect sonic adequate nnd
proper measure to bo provided by
which Landroau can obtain a judicial
decision upon his rights. If the con
stitution of the Peruvian courts , or
the interpretation of the law by Pe
ruvian judges , deprives Landroau of
the justice which the contract itself
guaranteed him , then in the opinion
of this government , Peru m bound ,
in duty and in honor , to do onn of
three things , viz : Supply an iinpnr
tial tribunal , oxtimd jurisdiction ot the
present courts , or submit the case of
Landreau to arbitration. I desire also
to call your attention to the fact that
in the anticipated treaty , in which to
adjust the relations of Chili and
Peru , the latter may possibly bo coir
polled to submit to loss of territory , if
the territory to bo surrendered should
include the guano dopositK which were
discovered by Landroau , and for the
discovery of which Peru contracted to
pay him a royalty upon the tonnugo
removed , then the Peruvian govern
ment should in treaty stipulate with
Chili for the preservation and pay
ment to Landreau of the amount duo
under his contract. If the transfer
bo made to Chili , it should bo under
stood that the claim of an American
citi/.on , if fairly adjudicated in his fa
vor , should be treated as a prior lion
on the property to which it
attached , and that Chili ac
uepts ho cession with that
condition annexed. As may be pre
sumed you will bo fully informed as
to the progress of negotiations between
tweon Chili and Peru for a treaty ol
peace , you will mnlco such efforts as
you judiciously can to secure for
Landreau a fair settlement of his
claim. You will take special care to
notify both the Chilean and Peruvini
authorities of the character ant
status of the claim , in order that no
definitive treaty of peace
made in disregard of the rights which
jnndronu may bo found to possess.
I nm , air , your obo-tioni servant.
uuianuT TO DI.AKVK.
LIMA , PHUO , SopU 14 , 1881. /
Ion. J .ea O. DUIiie , S r Ury of Stele , Wwh-
Inijton , I ) . U. :
SIR I acknowledge receipt of
your dispatch dated August 14th ,
L881 , in relation to eel-
iiin alleged claims upon the
government of Peru. An to the
3ochot claim , this legation him notlt-
ng but vftguenudswuoping statements
setter adopted to creating commer
cial enterprise thim to any judicial or
( uasi-judicial notion. I have been
'avored with two very extraordinary
otters nnd some printed matter em
anating from J. R. Shepherd , to
which I reply by this mail , asking
specific statements iw to the original
character and extent of the clnim und
iroofs in support of it. In the Lxnd-
can case thu proofs uro Riilllciontnnd
; ho conditions in which the Peruvian
{ ovcrnmcnt has left the complainant
'orin a just ground for a decided ap
ical to their Reuse of justice. I shall
'ollow the directions in your dispatch
and interpose ju behalf of this and
all other American claim ? if nny no-
; otiations take pliu-o between Peru
iml Chili which involviH the losi of
erritory. I sh vll take special c ire that
his claim and ntiitiulu of the United
jtatts in loipoot to it lie
officially Hindu known to the proper
authorities ot botlujoveniments. I Wg
to call jour attention to extracts ( niv
en as inclosiire to thi * ) from n letter
from J. H. SluvliJi'd to nm , dated the
ltli ! ) of August , 1881. I need not
say that if any such arrangement win
in fact madu that it uould si'om proper
to mo tint 1 should bo officially in
formed of it. As yet I have nut re
ceived from the department any t lo-
gram whatever , nor nny 'instructions
ixcopt in your letter No. 7which cer
tainly do not touch the very strong
| ) oi ' .s reported to mo by Mr. Shq > -
iicrd. As at present advised , I have
no faith whatsoever in tlm Peruvian
company , ami not much in J. 11 Shop-
liorcl , and am wholly in the dark as to
[ ho honesty or value nnd extent of the
Cochot claim. If hnlf of his statement -
ment is true mid the United Sliitrs as
sume charge of the claim , we should
own Peru by n mortgage which can
never bo paid.
I am , sir , your obedient servant.
S. A. HuiiMiur.
From a letter of J. II. Shepherd to
S. A. Hurlbut , dated August 10 ,
1881 , professing to give a report of an
interview with Blai"e :
15lit this is not quite all. It ia
notorious that Chili. I'eru and curtain
conditions of Peru are at the very
point to apportion among themselves ,
not only the guano which is absolute
ly our property , but the only other
available assets of Peru , the nitrates ,
also If such appropriation wore al
lowed , irreparable mischief might re
sult. I therefore ask a preliminary
injunction forbidding all progress in
the direction of any such apportion
ment until the Landreau claim and
Cochet title ore first propnrly rocog-
nixed and provided for , the former
paid as adjuciata , the latter allowed or
fairly disproved. The secretary in
stantly responded that you will got
and make it your first business. On
the 2d inst. , soon after , by direction
of the secretary I was advised that
the identical instructions suggested
liad been that day sent you by cable
and by post , and that I might rely
upon the statu quo accordingly.
WAMIINOTON , Nov. 10 , 1WU )
Stephen A. Hurlbuut , Esq. , et. :
Dear Sir Your No. 12 in reference
to the Cochet and Landreau claims ,
Indicated prudcnco and care on your
part. After the instructions in my
No. 7 , in regard to this subject , had
boon mailed , I became convinced that
there was no need of even the pre
liminary inquiry , which I suggested in
regard to the Cochet claims.
There is no just ground whatever o < t
which this government could inter
vene on behalf of it. In so far us
there may be any basis for the claim
at all , it originates in the demand of
a native Peruvian against his govern
ment. If American citi/.ens purchased
or entered in such claim , tliey pur
chased nothing moro than the original
claimant possessed. They did not
and could not purchase the good oilices
of this government , nnd you are in
structed not to extend them in the
case of the Cochet claim. Your pro
posed course in regard to the Lan
dreau claim is approved , but the claim
must not of course bu pressed
in any matter that would seem
to embarrass Peru in the hour of her
distress. Your previous instructions
to use your good oilices in procuring
an adjudication of thu Landreau claim
was made in view of the possible fact ,
of which there was wide rumor , that
numerous French and English claims
were to bo presented , in which event
I was anxious that the resources of
Peru should not be exhausted in the
settlement | of other claims , to the
prejudice and detriment of one be
longing to the American nation You
will still bo guided by the spirit und
interest of that instruction. The
statements which you say were
madu to you by J. 11. Shepherd are
all very extraordinary , ft is in the
fii-ht place extraordinary that ho
should have written to you at all , for
I carefully advised him that ministers
of the United States to foreign coun
tries were not permitted to extend the
good oflices in aid of any claim uh-
loss instruct id by the department of
state. I repeatedly told him that any
representations on behalf of the claims
must be made at Lima by lib own
ngonts. His writing you was there
fore an impropriety and his attempt
ing to instruct you as to what I had
written you was as grotesque and
absurd us the language ho attributed -
tributed to mo. Ho sim
ply makes mistakes common
to a certain class of honest enthusiasts
who imagine that a polite and patient
listener Is the author of their own extravagant -
travagant fancies , I recogni/o several
eral of the singular proposals imputed
: o mo as having boon mivdo by Mr.
Shepherd , and not in miy manner ad
mitted or assented to by me. I told
lint in the three or four inter * iowa
which ho sought with liio tint I could
BOO no possible ground on which the
United State * government could lend
ts good oilices in aid of the Cochot
claim. You will therefore pay no nt-
: ontion whatever to anything Mr.
Shepherd may write you in regard to
claims ncninst the government
> f Peru. You will , indeed , do well to
return at oncn t the writers any letters -
tors yon may receive relating to pri
vate shilnis unless you first have the
natter regularly referred to you by
the department of state. Such refer
ence will never bu made except in
coses whore in the judgment of the
L'oveniment there is n denial of justice
.o nil American citizen. Thu legations
of the United States for foreign coun
tries must not bo converted in agen
cies for the prosecution of private
claims. Trusting to your sound dis-
Tetion mid prudent action in all mat-
: era of this character , I am sir , your
ibcdicnt servant ,
Vnt'uiiixl Awoclitcnl from.
pnwKit AND nusiiii : .
WAMIISWON , December ITwo
I' vnainiiii's in the cibinet
mving been filled , thi attention of
lolitici ins is mainly din-plod 'o thu
ioiwt uciiumittius which , it is under
stood , will bo announced Tuesday.
Ivolly will certainly "go to the ways
iml me ins , and other announcements
ire the blindest conjectures. It was
, bo of the friends of Speaker
Ivuifor prior to bis nomitntipn that ho
made no pledges to secure his nomina
tion , but his course since has been
somewhat singular , nnd provokes some
ilmrp comment. It has always boon
leld that minor officers under the
liouso didn't belong to the individual
ollioor elected by the house , -but
were to bo distributed on the recom
mendation of the party that made
the election where they would do the
most good. The wnno rule applies tea
a curtain extent ( o thn chairmanship
of committees. 1'rovious service on
committees nnd local interest in mat
ters likely to como before them nro
considered nnd the person having the
best claim to a chairmanship is usually
consulted us to other members of the
committee , but such is not b en done
in the present cose. None outside of
thu speaker's most intimate friends
can do no more than guess as to the
committee ? . A'member who has had
considerable committee experience
siid liq had not hoard n word from the
speaker on the subject.
for the Lynchburg postoflico will bo
opposed by tlio democrats on the post-
oilice committee nndtliuro will bo
something of a flight over it in the sen
ate , but tlio Virginia election having
passed einco it WM before the sonata
it will not block business in executive
session as before. , '
on the 21st inst , for two weeks. The
most of the members will .leave for
their homes and the capital will have
a quiet Christmas.
in honor of Carlisle 1' . Patterson , late
superintendent of the const survey ,
will bo held in the house in January.
Yesterday closed ono of the busies !
weeks ever seen in the postollicc do
partmont. For the past three months
the commissions of postmasters have
been expiring , ami new appointments
have been deferred until Congress
meets , so as to ascertain the views ol
members us to appointments in their
districts Hencu upwards of 1,700
oilices , largo and small , nre now va
cant , waiting to bo tilled. For these
positions there are doubtless .1,000 ap
plicants. Many of them are in the
city looking iiftor thu retention ol
their present places , or looking nfter
now ones , and most of the applicants
come with their members to urge
their claims. It is dopbtful if many
decisions can bu it-ached until n no'v
postmaster general comes.
for foreign postage has boon finished.
It will be put into use about the Isl
of February. It is called the ' 'Gar-
field stamp , " as it boars upon its face
a handsome portrait of our murtyro'1
IIHiWiTiil's : : NOMINATION' .
It is expected that the nomination
ot Benjamin H. Browstor for attor
ney general will bo confirmed by the
senate on Monday , in which event ho
will uHsiimo the duties at once.
It is now expected the name for iho
successor to Postmaster Genur.i
James will bu sent in before thu Ben-
nto adjourns for the holidays. The
name from Wisconsin is the
most prominent. It is sail
by thbso cabinet builders that tliero
will only bo un additional naino su' ' < t
in for some time , but that it will bu
transferred to the court of claims early
in the new year and Boutwull nrob
ably succeed him. The chief objec
tion to the plan is there would bu
four members of thu cabinet from the
eastern part of the country. Hence
the remaining hone to the southuri
pee | > lu that Gen. Longstreot or Gov.
Davis may bo yet given u place ,
WASHINGTON , D. 0. , December 17 ,
Ex-Inspector Hnyworth 1ms arrived
in the city und was at the interior do
pnrtment to-day , In an interview ho
says , in all his experience he novoi
knew but one Indian who had been t <
Washington to go on the war path
Ho thought the power of the govern
ment was so impressed on Indiana vis
Ring the capital as to deter them fron
entering into war with the govern
Assistant Attorney General Free
man , of thu postollico department , i
in Dakota territory on n case in whicl
$8,500 was added to the pay of n con
tractor within thirty days nfter th
commencement of the service
In an opinion delivered to-du ;
o ndvisci the second assistant post-
nnslcr gonornl not ! o pay the in-
reaso , as the poslmnster general wan
tot authorized by Inw to increase the
my of a contractor f > 0 nor cent by ox-
wilting the service within thirty dnyii
ftcr the orignal contract was entered
ito , in the absence of proefjflhowing
fiat expedition was demanded by rcn-
oiu nrmiiig nfter the nxvcution oFtlio
riginnl contract.
The interior department has official-
y noticed the people of St. Paul ,
IcKodiak Island , Alaska , that it is
ompolled to refuse to furnish them
rilli the mudicines which they have
irmally petitioned for , because of
nek of funds.
Three hundred vaccine points have
oeti forwarded to the agent at the
Vssinaboino Indian ajjency. Small-
ox is alarmingly prevalent.
Tlio Turtle maintain Indiana in the
orth nro soounjod with smiill-pox ,
nd as these Indiana are not under
ny government ngoncy they uro nl-
iwotl to roam ami care forthemnulves
s best they can. The war depart-
lent bus no fundi available for .heir
Meaavn. Pitney nnd L-impbun , of
liu treasury department , have been
Cluut Clerk Power , of the tioasury
opirtmcMitviis nearly all day buforo
lie committee iiivcatiuntiiig'ull treai-
ry Ir.uids connected witli tlio die-
) urnemont of thu contingent fund ,
'ho character of his testimony is not
el known 6utsido tlio committee
s going on for tjiu vacant commission
whip of patents , left open by thu-
osignntioii of E. M. Marble , to bo-
oiiio land coiumissionor of thu North-
irii Pncilic railroad company. 'IV u
irincipal competitors nro Mr. V. D.
itockbridge , present deputy nnd net-
ug commissioner ; C. E. Mitchell , a
) .itunt lawyer of some repute of New
"kitain ; H. G. Dynondforth , one of
ho members of the appeal board ; W.
3. Dodgu , a patent attorney of this
city , and J. K , McCammnn , present
assistant attoiney general for
the inteiior dupiinmei.t nnd auditor
of railroad accounts. With tlio ox
ceptionof the last named gentleman ,
who has had no experience in pat on i
nw practice , either of those named
would bo able to earn moro money it
irirato practice than the salary , bu !
ho position has como to bo regarded
is ot great value as an advortifement.
For instance , Commissioner S. H.
fisher paid an income tax of 813,001
; ho year before ho became commis
sioner , .tot surrendered this businuss
to accept this olllco at $1,000 per an-
luin , and found his prolit
in the fact that his retaining
fees , received within i
week amounted to more than the entire -
tire sum ho received from the gov >
jriimont for over ono year's service
M. L. Loigott loft the oQlco to engage
in patent practice and soon became
president of the Brush electric ligh
company and a heavy stockholder am
saw ins stock go up from § 100 per
share ( § 40 paid in ) to § 4,000 per
share. Every commissioner , will
perhaps ono exception , for the pas
liftecn years has g mo into very profit
able practice nnd most of them , ima sc (
fortunes. It ia , therefore , surprising
that although the salary is small the
ollicu is eagerly nought nfter
nnd n warm contest made
For it. It it perhaps duo
to Mitcluill to say he has merely con
sented to use his tmmo and does not
press his own claims , liu has the
support of Senators An bony , Aldrich ,
Platt und Ilawley. Mr. Stockbridgo
lias quite n respect iblo congressional
oacknii ! mid is warmly pressed by a
lingo number of persons having busi
ness before the patent ollico. Mc-
Cammon ia said to have the liuarty
support of the inteiior department
will bo absent , having un important
case to ingite in the west.
Foreign Intollluotico.
National Asuoclutul 1'rvtv.
LONDON , December 18 A dispatch
from Constantinople says the sultan
lias finally refused to sign r.n irndu
sanctioning the scheme for the settle
ment of tlio Turkish debt.
The queen will personally open
parliament on the 7th of February ,
tfho will ask for a grant of money for
the Duke of Albany'H ninrriag' } .
In thu Bucharest chambers yester
day , Deputy Hraticoui declared that
Itoumnnia had never intended to give
nor had she given Austria the slight
est cause for bmbrugo. The Rouma
nians , ho suid , reverenced their king ,
and had a profound fiiomlHhip for
Emperor Francis Joseph.
The government of the Nether
lands bus proposed an international
conference to devise means for the
prevention of the abduction of girls
nto foreign countries for the purpodo
of prostitution.
The Mnrquin of Haitington , speak
ing at the meeting in Lancashire yes
terday , declared the government was
determined to pors vero in its reme
dial legislation for Ireland , and also
coorcUo legislation , if required , He
claimed for the government the credit
of having broken the power of the
land league , and said ho was now
J > opef ul of the restoration of order and
prosperity in Ireland.
A dispatch from Algiers says fifty-
four poisons have been drowned by a
flood in the French colonial province
of Aluiers ,
PAULS , December 18. M" . Gnmbetta
ban advised M. Houton to resign his
post as consul at Tun in.
VIENNA , December 18. The Vien
na board of works , after a very care-
fill examination of the causes which
led to the great calamity at the King
theater , have issued nil elaborate re
port. They attribute the catastrophe
partly to the failure of the theater
employes tn notify the lire depart
ment by direct wire from the theater ,
but chiefly to the fact that there wan
no outlet for the smoke or gas caused
by the conflagration except over the
stairway where tlio uudionoo in their
alarm crowded densely , It ia also
stated in this report that by the nc-
'ion of the police the attempt fo save
ho victims was for n tinio useless.
Jnulitablo policemen nt thu entrance
Irnvo away people who wanted to
ondcr aj.sistnnco , and Mated that All
lie audience had left the theater , be
cause no ono could bo soon at nny of
'ho entrances.
Six hundred nnd tlfly thousand
lorini have been subscribed for the
ulforora by the lling theater disinter.
I'lieru ha\o Leon many ollVr.i to adopt
' he orphans who have boon left by
hose \\hoperished in the tliunos.
Cha IrUtoinon'fi Exeontlvn Committee
UUoiml AMcxUtuI Vn-ii .
NKW YOHK , December 18. The
txocutivo committee appointed by the
'risli-Anierican convention at Chicago
mthu 2nd inat. , were in session yes-
onlay at the Astor house. The fol-
owing gentlemen composed the com-
uittoo , all being present : Hon. D.
C. Dirdsall , of Connecticut ; Gen. P.
A. ColliiiK , of Massachusetts ; Dr. W.
I. Wallace and Patrick Ford , of Now
York ; A. Sullivan of Illinois ; Hon. A.
V. Drown , of Missouri , nnd Col.
Michael Holland of Kentucky.
The meeting \\as called to order by
ludgo Ilirdsall On his motion M.
Holland , of Kentucky , wns elected
permanent chairunii of thu commit *
.00. ( < tm. Collins , of Mnswchusetti > ,
was elected Heoietary. Thu commit-
oo agreed upon nn addiosa ,
The following rofolutions were
ixdoutod ;
Resolved , That the executive com
mittee in fully empowered by tno
Irish national convention , held nt
Chicago , to adopt all necessary means
for sustaining the people of Ireland
in their present struggle , including
the inking of all necessary stops to
form n central organisation represent
ing nil forces * favorable to the Irish
cause , for thu purpose of giving con
certed assistance to the Irish people
while thu struggle continues.
Resolved , Tiiat Jho chairman of
this committee communicate with the
principal olllcora of the various organ
isations represented nt the Irish na
tional convention , held nt Chicago ,
and such other organizations as are
friendly fo thn Irish cause , to ascer
tain their ROIISO and judgment
as to the bi'st means of form
ing n complete federation _ of
all such orgniii/'itions in America ,
and aid thu people in Ireland in the
struggle for emnnuipiition.
After ndoptim : un address to the
friends of Ireland in America , setting
forth the grievances of the Irish people
plo in Ireland , pledging to stand by
the people in Ireland in their resolve
to moot coercion with coercion , and
requesting the societies to proceed nt
once by every method to raise the
$2f > 0,000 pledged . , rtt" Chicago to bo
sent to Treasurer Egan at Paris before
the 1st of February , the committee
SportluB Notes'
NV.Iona ] Asnouatcd I'rcm.
CHICAOO , December 18. A torifii
glove contest osourred Into last evening
ing at the Argyle rooms , , between Ed.
Seward and "Pnddy , " of this city ,
After the third round both men were
badly battered , and the contest wns
declared n draw. It will bo fought of"
for the Police Gazette gold modal ii
one round next Thursday.
NKW OIUKANS , December 18. Sul
livan , the Boston pugilist , ia in train
ing for his fight vyith Paddy Ryan ii
February. Ho is in fine condition
and is confident of winning.
LOUIRVII.U : , December 17. There
were two fights in the cooking tournn
nont last night. A Now York fowl
whipped n "Now Hampshire , nnd t
STow York henny killed n Granite
state hyle.
s'ntlonil Afwoclalwl 1'ruxn.
CiiATTANOoriA , December 18. Twr
freight trains on the Nashville & At
lanta road , running in opposite directions
tions twenty miles nn hour , collidoc
near Dalton , Ga. The train niei
jumped and escaped. Both train
were wteeked.
POTT.STOWN , Pa. . December 18 ,
Jnmos Ennis and William Williamson
of Furnace county , were struck niu
instantly killed by n special passenger
train of the Heading road yesterday
/\NKSVIUK , O. , December 18.
Mrs. Tiionmi Williams , of this conn
by , laid down before a lire last nigh
to sleep and was burnodjto n crisp ,
Mexican Matter *
National Atuoclatwl I'ross.
CITY OP MKXICO , December 18.
( jeiiurnl Marnngo arrived in the citj
yesterday to take charge of the wn
portfolio , vice General Trovino , re
siirnod. Ex-SocretnryTrovinohas beoi
lilucedin command of the forces on th
northern borders.
The Mexican minister at Paris is t
bo recalled nnd sent to Guntaloma t <
iirrango settlement of the border difli
cullies between the two countries.
Toimeuee Legislative Matter *
National Amociatul ' tout.
NAHIIVIU.H , December 18. A do
ciaion in thu important 1,000 , injunc
tion suit wns rendered yesterday b ;
Judge KM ing , Ho gave it as th
opinion of the court that the can
should be advanced and BO ordered
and was set for hearing on thu 15tl
of January ,
Thu sub-committoo roportoa a bil
to the senate for reuistricting th
state , which passed the first reading
Visiting the Atlanta Exposition
National Atwoo'atcd I'rus * .
LOUIHVII.I.K , Ky. , December 17.
A hundred mombera of the Kentuck ,
legislature left thin city this inoniin
to meet with the South Carolina leg
islaturo at the Atlanta expoaitioi
Thu game train curried n delegation o
fifty Kentucky editors and u larg
number of business men of this city
who gn to visit the exposition.
Dmuuiiit'tf Testimony ,
1 I.I' . McCarthy , dtuu' lst. Ottawa , Out. ,
htutoi that ho was ullllcted with chronic
broachltlu for uuune yuara. and wai com
pletely cured by the use of TIIOHAH' KI.KO
TKIO Oiu dl'J-eoiUw
Visited at the Jail by His Di
vorced Wife ,
Ho Says She Cried and Said
She Wr B Sorry to See Him
in That Situation.
Scovillo Still Fearful That
Somebody Will Wipe Out
His Olient's Existence.
John W. Gniteim Convinced of Uii
Brother' * Insanity.
OUITEAtl. Asnoclntcil I'rcw.
WAHIUMITON , December 18. A re
porter for the National Associated
Press interviewed Guitcau at the jail
yesterday. The asinssin hnd just got
through dinner , and felt in good
spirits , lie handed the reporter a ,
lengthy statement of the cnso as it
now standfl , the greater part ofhich
is a repetition of statements made in
tlio court room during the past two
weeks. Thu conversation then ran
on various subjects until the reporter
asked Guiteau if his brother had
called to-day.
"No , not to-day , " said ho , " "but
Annie was hero this morning. "
"Who js Amrio ? "
"My uivorced wife. She wns herewith
with her husband. You can write-
that up if you want to. They were
out for a drive. She said she didn't
expect to como hero , but they saw the
jail nnd concluded to mnko n call. "
"Did they stny long ) " was asked.
"Not very long. She cried nnd
said slio was sorry to ace mo hero , but
1 told her the Lord would tnko care
of mo. I wns considerably afibctcd
myself , but I kissed her two little
children , shook her hand warmly nnd
shook hands with Mr. Dntimoro. "
"When nro they going home ? " *
"Right away , I guess. Annie spoke
about it , saying it hud been quito nn
ell'ort for them to travel 'J.IKJO miles
to attend the trial. I told her I did
all I could to Have bur , but Corkhill
would have her come. Shu ( mid she
had a nice homo in'Doadwood ; that it
was a place of 30,000 , and so on. I
guess she ia nil right , and I am glad
of it. I believe her to bo an honest ,
Christian woman. "
"Now , you moan , I suppose ? "
"Yes , now , I mean. I caught her
writing letters to other men when my *
wife , ' but I never caught her in any
criminal intercourse. "
"Shu was glad to escape examina
tion in regard to-hor life with you.
was she not'f" wns asked.
"Indeed she was. She thanked mo
warmly for the way I treated her
while she was on the stand. I was
real glnd she cetno to BOO me/- '
Subsequently the reporter had an
interview with Scovillo , in which the
latter said the trial would continue
through the holidays. Ho feared
some of the tlio throats that are being
made daily would bo carried out , and
that Guitcnu would not live to see the
end of the trial.
During the evening the reporter
found John W. Guiteau. Ho was
convinced of his brother's insanity ,
and cited numerous instances in tlio
assassin's career to substantiate his
Nothing now was developed in any
of the interviews.
National Associated Press.
NKW YOHK , December 18. Souio
rather sensational developments have
como to light in the investigation into
the affairs of the broken Mechanics'
bank , of Newark. Legal stops have
just been taken to prevent the Bald
wins from convoying certain real
estate and personal property hold by
them. The bill filed in tlio case say
that the private account of Oscar L.
Baldwin at the bank reached2,000-
000 in ono year , and that for ten
years the average has boon about
500,000 a year. It also says that a
special expert has discovered that
Baldwin misstated the facts when bo
said that the whole of the deficiency
had been swallowed up by business
transactions with the firm of Nugent
it Co. , a thu greater part was used
to purchase stocks und bonds , and for
other speculations. The bill further-
says that the two brothers were in
collusion in the transactions , and the
funds abstracted were used in the in
terest of Theodore F. Baldwin , who
carried on an extensive stock specula
tion with llyerson and Boole from
1877 until the failure of the bank , and
during that time ho lost 45,000 ,
which was paid , und that ho still has.
$ 20,000 on deposit to cover margins.
All this occurred while Baldwin was
drawing a salary of $35,000 a year ,
and had no other legitimate income.
The buildinu1 once owned by the
Young Men's Christian association
waa altered into u theatre nt a cost of
$25,000 , which was paid by Theodore
F. Baldwin. It now belongs to. Bald
win , who used thu kink funds , to- pay
for it ,
Cannon's Case ,
National Asmx-ItUcd l'rc *
SAN FiUNt'isco , December 18.
Chief Justice Hunter , of Salt Lake ,
yesterday refused to sot aside or to
certify the order heretofore mode by
him in the case of Campbell vs. Cah >
non , in which ho held that the certifi
cate of naturalisation was obtained by
fraud and hud boon fraudulently usad
nnd wan void on its faco.
That Cololirutod Custr
National Auoclitctl I'rtss.
LKWISTOK , 111. , December 18. Tjjo
colobmtod divorce case of Pray vs.
Pray , ended yesterday , with a verdict
of guilty as to Mr. Pray and ii-it
guilly as to MM , Pray. Mf