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Olean Democrat, The (Newspaper) - January 2, 1890, Olean, New York 7 The Olean Democrat. VOL. XI. CLEAN, CATTARAUGUS CO., NEW YORK, THURSDAY, JANUARY 2. I 890. NO 6. TERRIBLE HOLOCAUST. PAUPER CHILDREN SUFFOCATED AND ROASTED IN A SCHOOL HOUSE. A Sad New YeafV Visitation for the Homeless of a Great City Gal- lant Rescues by Attaches of the School and Members of the Fire Brigade. Other Foreign News. LONDON, Jan. The paupers' school in Forest Gate, a connection of the Whitechapel union, was burned early yesterday morning and twenty-six boys, who were asleep in the upper stories, were suffocated before they could be rescued. Fifty-eight others, from all means of escape had been cut off, were gallantly rescued by the attaches of the institution and members of the fire brigade amidst the most intense excitement and at great risk. Two of the matrons effected their escape by sliding down a water pipe. They reached the ground uninjured. Some of the boys, emboldened by the example set by the matrons, escaped in the same manner. The superintendent erf the school exhibited great bravery aad repeatedly dashed through the flames returning each time with the al- most inanimate form of some youngster. The school contained in all 600 pupils. When the flames had been subdued twenty- six dead bodies were removed to the main ball of the institution where the profuse Christmas decoration still depended from the ceiling and walls. The fire originated from an overheated stove. The girls' wings of the school, containing 320 inmates, was not touched by the flames. 'The boys 'retired- in the faightest spirits in anticipation -of prom- ised presents to be given yesterday. A New fete.was also to-be held. The scenes iatbfe death chamber where the relatives and .the school mates of the victims were viewing the were heartrending, VISITING RUINS. A. Boy Hero Saves Many Will Probably Apologize. LONDON, Jan. of persons, Impelled by curiosity, have visited ths scene of the fire in the building of the Forest Gate pauper school yesterday and the police and attendants have been kept busy in their en- deavors to retain sufficient clear space wherein necessary work might be done. The tchool was filled with boys who had been committed to its care because of their incor- rigable habits, and altogether the inmates were of a character from which little disci- pline or obedience might be expected in mo- ments when both were imperative. As a rule, however, the boys yielded to the direc- tions of their superiors and to this fact is due the safety of scores who otherwise would have perished. Of the twenty-six who lost their lives only two were burned to death, the others having been suffocated in their beds. Many of the latter were aroused with the rest, but became stupefied with the smoke and crawled back to their cots to die. The hero of the occasion was a boy who acted in the capacity of monitor in the fatal ward, himself a boy whose vicious habits had made him an inmate of the institution. Through his efforts many boys were literally driven from the burning building and he ceased his work of rescue only when he him- self was driven out by the flames. Several of his companions he dragged, unconscious, out of the windows, while others be carried into the air in his arms. Persons iu.official circles profess to see in- dications that Portugal has decided to apolo- gize to England for Serfa Pinto's acts, and especially bis conduct in hoisting the Por- tuguese flag on British protected territory and causing the British flag to be hauled down. It is conceded that if Portugal shall do this England can insist on nothing further without incurring the suspicion of the powers that the ostensible object of her quarrel with Portugal is oreign to the real one concerning explanation should be forthcoming. Jhe Freeman's Journal states that it has learned! from excellent authority that Lord Salisbury has io contemplation an early djs- solution of parliament aud an appeal to thW: country on the government's new Irish issues. The German government has completed the compilation of an African white book which it will lay before the reichttag on the reassembling of that body. The book, it is said, contains documents of great importance which have not hitherto been alluded to in the press, if indeed their existence was known. The editor of the St Petersburg Novoe Vremya, who has just returned borne from a visit to Pesth, declares that the Hungarians are Russia's most valuable allies. A ROYAL PALACE GUTTED BY FIRE. Clementine's GoverneM Burned to Death. BRUSSELS, Jan. 2. royal palace at Laeken, a suburb of Brussels, was aloiost ooraptetely gutted by fire yesterday and a portion of the building entirely destroyed. origin of the fire is unknown. The spread rapidly and at tame threat- ened to cot off UM escape of most of the in- The Princess Clementine bad a very nar- row escape from death and her rescue was effected with tie greatest difficulty. A young lady employed as governess to the was unable to follow bar mistress and was burned to death. The only portion of the palace which escaped the ravages of flames was that in which tbe private apartments of tbe king are situated. The royal collection of of art, one of the finest in Europe, comprising some of tbe most valuable paintings and statuary ex- tant, was entirely destroyed. A SICILIAN ANARCHIST. A Bold Attempt to Amanslnate Italian Jan. 2 kinfr received a depu- tation of members of Italian parliament at yo-terday. to whom, n re- an a.'J b? said was a not 3 MIS di-tant, wben not bare of Ejr for a i-w. be as.- jerstandirg between ar.d German r As the deputation was leaving, a man who had stationed himself near the doorway, threw upon the stone steps a copper box to which was attached a burning fuse. The fuse was extinguished before it Lad burned sufficiently to explode the contents of the box and the man was seized. Ho proved to be a Sicilian named Rita, who said that he was driven to attempt tlie liv.'s of the depu- ties by the injustice of theprovernmeut. Collided in n Irojp. LrVEF.FOOi-., Jan. steamship City of Pans from New York, while coming up the Mersey yesterday, collided with an outward bound steamer and lost her bowsprit. The other steamer lost a mast. A detisa fog pre- vailed at the time. The passengers were much alurnud by the accident but no one was injured. KEMMLER'S CASE DECIDED. The Supreme Court Says that Electric Execution ii Constitutional. ROCHESTER, N. Y., Dec. to the fact that Judge Barker will retire from tbe bench to-day the judges of the general term for the fifth department have been holding counsel over the decisions for the October term. A decision in the Kemmler case, with a long opinion by Judge Dwight, was handed down yesterday. A writ of habeas corpus was sued cut alleging that Kemmler was sentenced to undergo a cruel and unusual punishment contrary to the con- stitution of the state of New York and of the United States. After reviewing the experiments made upon animals with electricity and accidental deaths of men through the same instrumen- tality, the judge concludes: light of the scientific evidence in this sufficient, as we think, to remove every reasonable doubt that the passage of a current'of .electricity of a certain well de- termined intensity through the vital parts of the body under the chosen conditions of contact and resistance must result in instant death. If the question were of the advisa- bility in the change of the mode of inflicting death by capital punishment the discussion might be prolonged. As we are confined to the quastion of constitutionality we deem further discussion unnecessary. The order dismissing the writ of habeas corpus and re- manding the prisoner must be affirmed. OF INTEREST TO BAPTISTS. Decision af a Will Case in Which They Were Concerned. WATER-TOWN, N. Y., Dec. Judge Will- iams has decided a case of special interest to Baptists in New York, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts. Henry Wheeler of Richfield Springs, aged 86 years, made a will in June, 1888, and died in July following. The will was drawn by his hired man and bequeated to his heirs, each to the Baptist orphanages at Cooperstown and Utica, and to the Baptist Burmah mission. The legacies to the orphanages are held to be invalid, because the will was made within two months prior to the death of the de- ceased: the statute providing that it shall be more than two months. It is held by the Baptist Burmah mission that the deceased meant the American Bap- tist Missionary union, organized under the laws of Pennsylvania, and having its prin- cipal offices in Massachusetts. The legacy was declared void under the statute of Penn- sylvania, and the goes to the heirs. The bequest of about ?5.000 to the Baptist church at West Wmfield, N. Y., was de- clared to be valid. A Time Honored Custom Dying Oat. NEW YORK, Jan. weather was un- favorable for holiday festivities yesterday, a drizzling rain falling most of the time. The lemperature was unseasonably mod- erate. The number of New Year's calls made was smaller than a year ago. The custom, once so distinctively a New York one, has, in tatt, nearly died out here. The inmates of public institutions received bountiful din- ners. Theatre audiences were than usual on such holidays, owing, doubtless, to tbe prevalence of influenza. 31-ayor Sexton Steps Down. Mayor Sexton's term of expired yesterday. He was' escorted Ironi-the mayor's ofH.-e by a guard consisting of a o' National For- esters instead of a detachment- of dragoons as is customary. A number of trade guilds and members of the local branch of tbe Na- tional league participated in tbe procession. Tbe parade was witnessed by a large crowd and much enthusiasm was displayed. 'Tariff Reformers' Exception. PHILADELPHIA, Jan. Philadelphia Tariff Reform cluh held its opening reception yesterday. The rooms were crowded wi-h a cons ant stream of business men. Letters were read from prominent gentlemen, antonz them being ex-President Cleveland, Hons. J. G. S J. Randall, C. R. Breckin- ridge, W. C. P. Breckenridge and Himself In s Barn. ROCHESTER. N. Y., Jan. a woji-to-do German, living at County Line, near Medina, oomm'tted suicide by banking in his morninc He had been for time, and pmhahiy kiiHi birnseif from leirnvirary mental aberration. He was 48 yenrs old and family. Cardinal Jliumlnji In Vienna Work In eta en. Jan. 2 Manning. re- phine to an appeal from the Oath die Work- mgtnenV club of Vienna, aays: "I always n- tbe words. 'lyvd. have upon thy peopl" Extreme poverty in E land, but tbe workingrnen listen to moderate counsel." Grippe" WAR? HIT, Jan. 2 influenza has appeared only sporadically adults "f tne "Western York salt Among rhi'.drwK however, it is and in tb for the Thous- of Callers at Kxfcutlvo Man- Ilurrifcon, iu Deference to Her Sister's Death, Takes no Fnrt lu the Festivities. Jan. Wafehing- ton assumed its most formil bearing yester- day and assisted in tha ceremonious exact- ions which long years of custom have sanc- tioned as necessary to the observance of a Kew Year. The rain did not discourage the thousands who observe the custom of ex- changing calls. Interest centered at the ex- ecutive mansion where the president and ladies of the cabinet were to receive those in official and social life. The cold, pure ness of the exterior of mansion was in direct contrast with the scene within. There everything was warmth and brightness. Smilax twined in aud about the great chan- deliers and uopended from the tops of tall mirrors and windows. The east room was the only one of the four public rot-m-. that secured its light from the sun. Great spreading palms and tall rubber plants v. ere standing in every nook and corner, while the mantels were banked with various plants. In the blue room the decorations lent an additional charm to tbe beauty of the oval-shaped apartment. The central chandelier and side lights were shaded with unique effect. The three windows in the back of tbe room were almost bidden by masses of green. In the east room palms and rubber trees predominated. Under the mantels ferns, hyacinths and ice plants were banked. In the red room where tbe diplo- matic corps assembled, and in the green room the decorations were tbe same, differing only in the substitutions of flowers. Eleven o'clock was the time set for the re- ception to begin, but it was past the hour when the diplomatic corps, the members of the marine and international conferences had assembled. The drizzle with which the morning opened had turned into rain. Out- side the White House a crowd of white- coated coachmen sat on their carriages. In the vestibule of tbe mansion the red-coated musicians of the Marine band were seated ready for the signal to play. At a signal to Professor Sousa the band struck up "Hail to the and those assembled in the cor- ridor outside the blue room saw the presi- dential party descending the stairs. Leaning on the arm of the president was Mrs. McKee, who took the place of her mother. Mrs. Harribon decided not to take part in the re- ception, on account of the recent death of her sister, Mrs. Scott Lord. Mrs. ilcKee wore a Martha Washington dress of white j armure silk, princess back and train. Following after the president and Jirs. McKee came the vice president and Mrs. Morton. Then came Secretary Elaine with Mrs. Stephen Elkins, and after them came the other members of the cabinet. When the blue room was reached the president and Mrs. McKee took their places at the head of the receiving line, which was composed of Mrs. Morton, Mrs. Windom, Mrs. Miller, Mrs. Wanamaker, Mrs. Xoble, Mrs. Tracy and Mrs. Rusk. The invited guests were Mrs. Logan, Mrs. Hale, Mrs. Gor- man, Mrs. McMillan, Mrs. Hiscock, Mrs. Piatt, Mrs. Pugh, Mrs. Quay, Mrs. CockeriQ, Mrs. Heed, Mr. Reed, Mrs. Burrows, Mrs. Butterworth, the Misses Blaine, and Miss Simpkins of New York, the Misses Wanamaker, Misses Halstead, Miss Clover, Miss Rusk, Miss Harlan, Miss Dram, Mrs. Ernst, Mrs. J. V. L. Fmdlay, Mrs. Brown, Mrs. Harris, Miss Grosvenor, Miss Wilson, Mrs. Elkins, Mrs. Charles Emory Bini'.h, Grace Davis, Miss Halford, Mrs. Wilmerding, Miss Tracy, Mr. and Miss Rans- dell, Mrs. Carey and Miss Proctor. After tbe receiving party had taken their places the reception proper began. The members of the diplomatic corps beaded by Baron through the blue room and into the east room. The guests, as they ap- proached the president, were presented by name. Major O. H. Ernst, IT. S. A., acting as master of ceremonies. The uniforms of most ot the members of the corps shone with renewed brilliancy under tbe glare of the gas. Then came the members of the inter- national conference, a majority of them dressed in conventional dress suits, the marine conference members cams next. The members of tbe Venezuelan claim commission completed tnis segment of the program. The chief justice and associate justices of the supreme court, the judges of tbe United States court of claims, and the judges of the supreme court of the District of Columbia were announced after A few minutes' intermission. Chief Justice Fuiier hands with the president and the others, and became so fascinated with the scene tbat he went behind the line. After the judiciary came a number of senators ani reprsentalives. They did not attract much attention on account of tbe plainness of their dress. Neither did tbe commissioners of tbe District of Columbia and a few ex ministers of tbe States who came with the con- gressional party. By this time the east room was well filled with diplomats, congressmen and others. Ladies were plenty. Here stood a member of tbe corps in resplendent uni- form iaikmg to a member of tbe Pan-Ameri- can congress, afired in full dr-ss. while just beyond were a of armv officers chat- ting with a grim looking justices, and tbe tbat clung lo bis arm. officers ot tLe army and navy and the marine were due at were promptly on time, Maj. Grn Sriiofield, w.tb an f.range scjrf brta't, tb-1 at tbp bead tac-ii r'fi i in th" uniform to whirh his rank em n him A'ijt and VK K.'- er, Tbiri sr'; tbr- riv-siry aid a num- ber rif. an epri.i! in (j con- th army ,ra, r n ii :i f H" sent h a- 1 i ;h" 1 i.rei.i chiefs of T- b'm "f.'p i.-x-.1 7 ttiin out, ana some of those who helped to receive in the blue room took their departure. Secretary Blaine with Mr. and Mrs. Em- mons Bl'aino, Mrs. Elkins, Miss Simpkins of New York, and James G. Blaine, Jr., were among those who departed early. At noon the regrets of the secretary of the institution, civil service coin- nmbiontri, interstate commerce comniissiou- eis, assistant secretaries of departments, assistant pos-master, solicitor general, assist- ant attorney general, commissioner of labor, heads of l.nrcaus of the several departments, and the president and officers of the Colum- bia Institute, for the Deaf and Dumb were Onlv fit teen minutes were taken in receiving Following came the veterans of the Mexican war, the O. A. tbe Loyal Legion, and members of the Ojdesr Inhabitants' association of the District of Columbia. They were disposed of in twenty minutes, and at the gen- eral reception of citizens began. The crowd was unvj'-mlly small on account of the rain, and at o'clock, forty miuutes before the time set for tha close of the reception, the president shook bands with the last comer. keeping the doors closed ten minutes the president ordered them opened and kept them open until 2 o'clock, the regular hour for closing. When the doors were again closed not more than 300 additional callers had appeared. Promptly at 2 o'clock the outside doors were closed and a few minutes later the pres- ident, Mrs. McKee and those of the receiving party that remained went to luncheon. The reception was the 100th held on New Years day "by presidents of the United States. Mrs. Morton was the first wife of a vice president who has assisted at receptions at the White House on New Years day for the past sixteen years. The Vice Rsception. WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. Vice President Morton's palatial residence, after the White House reception, was the centre of social at- traction yesterday. On the first floor the library, music roam, the drawing room and dining room were all thrown into one. About the rooms were palms and ferns. Small tables were placed about the rooms loaded with flowers. Full length portraits of Mr. and Mrs. Morton were prominent among the many decorations that adorned the walls. The vice president and Mrs. Morton received the guests in the library. The reception began at nooc and continued until after 2 o'clock. At times tbe number of callers mads the spacious parlors uncom- fortably crowded. HON. HENRY R. PIERSON DEAD. The Able Statesman and Scholar Passes Away Alter a Brief Illness. NEW YOKK, Jan, Henry R. Pier- son, chancellor of the University of the State of .New York and a private banker here, died yesterday after a brief illness. He was in his 71st year. The funeral will take place next Saturday, the interment will be in Greenwood cemetery, Brooklyn. Henry Rufus Pierson born in Charleston, Montgomery county, N. Y., on June He graduated from Union college in 1846, and from it he has re- ceived the honorary degree of A, M. and LL. D. He studied law at Cherry Valley and was admitted to the bar in 1848. In 1849 he took up his residence in Brooklyn, where he continued until 1869, when he re- moved to Chicago. In Brooklyn he was for several years a member of the board of education. Hb was chosen alderman five successive years. In 1865 he was elected state senator from Brooklyn, snd represented that city in tbe senate of 1866 and 1867. He discharged bis legislative duties with singular ability. He retired from the practice of law in 1860, wnen he assumed the presidency of the Brooklyn City railroad. This position he held till 1869, when he became the general manager and financial agent of the Chicaro and North- western railroad company. He removed to Chicago during his connection with that company and was made its vice president. This position he held for two years. At the solicitation of Commodore Vander- bilt be returned to New York to take an ac tive part in the management of the New York Central railroad. On being chosen res- ident executive director of the same railroad he removed to Albany. In 1875 be estab- lished in tbat city his banking house. In 1S72 he wns elected by tbe legislature a re- pent of tbe University of the State of New York, in jilac" of Hon. Erastus Corning, de- ceased. In Ib78 he wos elected vice chancel- lor in tilace of Hon. Eastus C. Benedict, who, in tbat year was ch5 i (i'-r v it- STP day f.t r r points in tL.c> .-tat? Jan. 2 of tbe The Allegheny Couuty Elnc'rle Com pun v Will Tent its Str PlTTSBUBG, Jan. ny County Electric Light company has practically elected to test its strength ngainst that of United Labor organizations an J tbeir sup- porters in Allegheny county. P.erently joint committee of the Electrical union and United Labor organizations, repreH-nting a number in numerical strength of strong in the county, presented to the com- pany for its consideration an agreement which purported to regulate the conditions under which the employes of tbe cotnptny would remain at work. The answer returned by tbe company by no means satisfactory to their The Electrical union met Wednesday and resolved that a general strike be ordered and that all of the employes of the company be called out immediately. The effect of call, if obeyed, will be the cessation of work by machinists, engineers, dynamo men and electricians of tbe Allegheny County EleO- trie Light company, tbe East End Electric Light company, the Keystone Construction company, and the Westinghouse Electric Light company. It is also stated that the fight will be carried into politics, and the influence of the labor organizations will be brought to bear against the candidates for city councils, favorable to the company, now set up in all tbe wards of the city. The Allegheny County Light com- pany has a monopoly in supplying Pittsburg and Allegheny City with light. Their pri- vate contract are also numbered by the thousands, and the result of a general tie- up, such as is threatened, can more readily be imagined jtban described. American issued an order yesteVaay'morning ordering out all its members working for thf Ajje-., gheny County Light company. Oakland aopjl. East Liberty were lighted Jasfc night; JPittB-r burg proper and the SooljiSideband gheiiy City are in A Mystery Surrounds His Death. RICHMOND, Va., Jan. Frederick Goodrich, son of Mr. W. W. Goodrich, a lawyer of Brooklyn, died here yesterday under very suspicious circum- stances. He had charge of the Richmond granite quarries near here and last Sunday week came to his hotel badly bruised and beaten. He went to his room and to bed and steadily grew worse nn'il finally pneu- monia set in. He had evidently been knocked down and his chest stamped on, and it in thought he was the victim of a murderous assault. Detectives have their eyes on a suspected man, who, it is expected, will arrested soon. The affair will be thoroughly investigated. Professor Meriwether Arrives at Tokio. BALTIMORE, Jan. has been re- ceived at the Johns Hopkins university from Professor Meriwether, who recently accepted the position of professor of English and history in tbe Tokio university in Japan. Upon arriving in Japan he was received with great ceremony. A special palace was given him as his residence with more than fifty servants. A stable containing some of the finest horses in Japan was placed at his disposal, and in every way ha was treated with royal splendor. While at Johns Hop- kins Professor Meriwether was assistant secretary of the American Economic asso- ciation. An Exciting Skating; Race. MINNEAPOLIS, Jan. first of the series of skating matches between Hugh J. McCormick of St John, N. B., and Axel Paulsen of this city, came off yesterday af- ternoon at the Palace rink in tbe presence of a large au.i.ence. McCormick trailed Paul- sen the enure distance until the shot was fired announcing the last lap. Then spurted, gaining about ten yards, when a cbain was thrown across the track, causing him to sustaiu a terrible Ke regained his feet and made an effort to overtake sen but failed, the latter winning by a cotrplir of feet. A protest has been issued agat paying over the stake money, five males, ten miles, unites, Inx 3Ts. '_________ Too ilncb I-fquld Refreshment. YORK, Jan. Ritter, a baker, agwi 45, became crazv yesterday as result of too much liquid refreshment, ani while calling on two young women at 38 Cherry street drew a knife and badly cat them both, and then ran amuck through the tenement house, creating a small paiic. He was finally captured and tbe two jrirls were taken to tbe hospital. Kitty Farreii is likely to die from her injuries. The Deadlv Stiletto. PROVIDEKCE. Jan. 2. arusso and faaro been paying attention to the nailers for a r f 10 pw cent. tAken r ff tieir ago, Pamell Will a Fnll C'V. Jan that at meeting of the party to N> on tke f i.-t were beH 87i addrww -was r colored, of vfir.cas of tbe makeafuU to Y.-.RK. Jan 2 from this city Washington IM f ;