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"Tho Colonel's Cards," a purely
American novel, wfll begin in THE
DISPATCH of next Sunday.
For to-morrow's DISPATCH can
be left at main office till midnight
or at branch offices till 9 P. M.
And Secretary Stone Smiles
Amusedly With Private Sec
retary Pearson at
iladeby Ex-Representative KoMnson
and Denied by Them.
They Admit the Affair Was Faulty and
Not Satisfactory, Bat Say the Governor
Would Hare Signed it if it Had Been
Beady For His Autograph Aa Investi
gation of Ten Days, and What it Proved
The Governor bays Mr. BoDiuson is a
Good Fellow.
Governor Beaver seems inclined to laugh
away ex-Kepresentatire Eobinson's charge.
. He repeats the history of the failure of the
last revenue bill. His statement is cor
roborated by Secretary Stone and Private
Secretary Pearson. Granger Rhone well
pleased with a portion of the Governor's
Habrisbubc, January a The Dis
patch correspondent directed the attention
of Governor Beaver, this evening, to the
interview had with ex-Kepresentative Kob
inson, charging the failure of the revenue
bill of 1887 to the connivance of the clerks
of the Executive and the Senate. The
Governor read the caption of the interview
with evident interest, laughed moderately
when he had digested the machine poetry:
John B. Robinson, he
Ib after the scalp of Governor B.,
and roared when he struck the paragraph
reflecting on the integrity of the Executive
and Senate clerks in connection with the
failure of the bill to become a law.
The Governor was in a most excellent
humor, and remarked on the conclusion of
the reading of the interview that "Jack's a
good fellow, in many ways." He mani
fested no disposition to say anything fur
ther, and chilled the ardor of The Dis
patch correspondent by resuming the
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engagea wneu aius umx&axiii. was uauueu
Governor Beaver Talks Freely.
After a long pause the Governor spoke
freely concerning the ill-fated revenue act.
He reiterated his objections to some of its
permanent features, claiming that it was
more in the interest of corporations than
against them, but in deference to the pub
lic demand for a revenue measure he de
cided to approve it Much attention was
devoted to the bill after the adjournment of
the legislature, and on the day the omis
sion of the name of the President pro tern,
of the Senate was discovered, he and Secre
tary Stone subjected it to an exhaustive
investigation. As he raised his pen to
breathe life into it, the omission of the
necessary signature was revealed, and he
excitedly announced his discovery to Secre
tary Stone, who was no less startled than
As the bill was incomplete, because not
properly certified, inquiry was instituted for
the purpose of ascertaining if there was any
record in the Senate to show that it had
been received in that body, and that the
President pro tern had announced that he
was about to sign it.
Not a Trace to Be Found.
Tnis investigation was set on foot about
two weeks after the adjournment of the
Legislature, and resulted in finding no trace
vt its transmission to the Senate after the
Speaker of the Honse had attached his
name to it.
As the duty of the presiding officers of
the two Houses relative to signing bills was
simply ministerial, the Governor thought
that if it could be established that the Pres
ident pro tern of the Senate had proclaimed
his purpose to attach his signature to the
act, although he had inadvertently failed to
carry out bis intention, it might be found
that the error could be corrected by having
him sign the bill at a subsequent period.
The Senate journals containing no reference
to indicate that the bill had been received
by that body, the Governor was prevented
from giving it his approval, and it failed to
become a law.
The only purpose of the inquiry men
tioned, which was conducted by Private
Secretary Pearson, was to find a record
which might justify the approval of the
Other Officers Corroborate Him.
Secretary Stone fully corroborated the
statement of the Governor, who. he said,
had decided to approve it, although he was
dissatisfied with some of its important pro
visions. He, too, considered the measure
faulty in favoring some of the great corpor
ations of the State, none of which, he
was of the opinion, sought its de
feat. The Secretary seemed almost as much
amused at the allegations of ex-Kepresentative
Eobinson as the Governor, and fre
quently smiled as he read the interview.
Private Secretary Pearson, who. with the
Governor and Secretary of the Common
wealth, was the repository of the secret ot
the discovery of the omission of a prerequi
site to the approval of a bill for ten days
before its disclosure, was also shown the in
terview with the ex-member from Delaware
county. He simply smiled as he read its
contents, and gave a history of the inquiry
which he prosecuted by direction of the
Governor to obtain information which
might justify the approval of the reve
nue act.
It Doesn't Propose to nave Prohibition
Toted for fn Summer.
Habbisbubg, January 3.-The enemies
of prohibition in the Legislature are already
devising means for the defeat of the consti
tutional amendment which will be sub
mitted to the people the current year.
These people are aware that thev cannot
prevent the amendment from going before
the voters of the State, but believe they
will be able to control the time of its sub
mission. One of the main arguments advanced
against the people voting on it in May or
June, as the Governor suggests, is that the
election would involve an expense of about
5250.000, while if the question 'were sub
mitted at the November election no extra
outlay would be necessary. This plea is
expected to have much weight with the
members from the rural districts.
Worthy SInster Rhone Finds Several In
Governor Beaver's Message.
Habbisbubg, January 3. Ex-Kepresentative
Khone, "Worthy Master of the
State Grange, who was here to-day, finds
much comfort in that part of the Governor's
message which comments unfavorably on
the fact that real estate, according
to information received from all
the counties and cities in the
Stafe, pays a tax of as high as
CO mills, and not lower than 12 mills, while
millions of dollars worth of corporate prop
erty is allowed to escape taxation, and per
sonal property, which yields greater returns
than real estate, pays only trom one-half to
one-tenth of the burden of taxation borne
TXr mal Aetata Tl,n flAi,.,..'. mneonnt
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which also strongly intimates that the farm
ing population and the owners of modest
homesteads have a right to complain be
cause of onerous taxation imposed on
them, gives Mr. Khone great hope for the
passage of the Grangers' bill for the equali
zation of taxation by the present Legisla
ture. The Grangers will have a committee in
Harrisburg during the session to look after
their interests. This committee will not
only work for the passage of the act indi
cated, but for one to prevent the importa
tion of dressed meats from other States,
which is said to be operating to the great
disadvantage of raisers of cattle in Pennsyl
vania. Mr. Khone says a bill intended to
stop this kind of traffic has been drafted for
presentation to the Legislature, and that
circulars have been extensively distributed
through the State to meet the arguments of
Armour, of Chicago, in lavor of the dressed
meats which he sells on so large a scale in
ThcySeo a Missionary Field in the Tariff
Farm of Pennsylvania.
Habbisbubg, January 3. A number of
prominent Democrats, including Chairman
Kisner, ex-Lieutenant Governor Black, r.nd
Major Worman, of Philadelphia, held a
conference to-day at the new Democratic
headquarters in this city to make arrange
ments for the annual meeting of the com
mittee and discuss plans to facilitate the
formation of Democratic societies and to
make them effective aids of the party. Ex
Lieutenant G overnor Black made a num
ber of suggestions looking to the political
enlightenment of the voters of Pennsyl
vania by the dissemination of
good tariff reform tracts. Mr.
Black is President of the National League
of Democratic Clubs, and his connection
-nith the prosecution of the campaign from
his New York headquarters, last tall, has
I given him an experience which he expects
given him an experience which he
v to utilize to the great advantage ol the Dem-
ocratic party in this State.
Chairman Kisner shares the opinion ef
Mr. Black, that great good to the party will
flow from the organization of active Demo
cratic societies. Chairman Kisner announced
after the conference that the Democratic
State Committee would meet at Bolton's
Hotel on "Wednesday, January 16, to elect
a new Chairman, Secretary and seven mem
bers of the Executive Committee, and trans
act other necessary business.
The Opening of the Legislatoro to tho Eyes
of a Westerner.
Habbisbubg, January 3. General Har
rison Allen, who has been living in Dakota
Territory the past six years, says the Legis
lative preliminaries which he witnessed
here this week were the most spiritless that
have ever come under his observation at
General Allen resides at Fargo, is chair
man of the Republican Territorial Commit
tee, and will be a candidate for United
States Senator when Dakota is converted
into two States. He has recently been in
"Washington to urge the early admission of
the Territory, and believes from what he
learned from Democratic Congressmen that
they will vote to make two States of it at
the present session.
An English Actor Files a Lien Against Bone-
Icanlt He Prevents an Anctioneer
From Knocking Down Dramas
in New York.
New Yobe, January 3. Miss Kate
Claxton and about 50 men gathered in
Madison Square Theater this afternoon to
attend the sale of 14 of Dion Boucicault's
plays. A tall, smoothly-shaven man. with
a portentous look on his face, sat in the
front row. Auctioneer Draper said that the
terms of sale would be 25 per cent down, 25
per cent in six months, the same in nine
months and the balance at the end of a year.
Then he expatiated on the merits of the
various plays, and said that he would call
for bids on "The Shaughraun" first.
"Excuse me, Mr. Draper, but I must pro
test against the sale of any of these plays. I
have a lien upon sevenjand twenty plays of
Mr. Boucicault's, and the 14 here offered
are among the number. There is a suit
pending for them tn the Supreme Court, and
whoever buys them must do so at his own
risk. Excuse me."
"Oh, yes, I'll excuse you," returned Mr.
Draper, "but I will add that you have nut
yourself in a very dangerous position. Ac
tion will be taken against vou."
"Excuse me," interrupted the litigant,
and for several minutes he and Mr. Draper
talked at the same time. When the confu
sion was cleared up it was developed that
the tali man was Henry E. "Walton, an En
glish actor. The sale was postponed.
Walton told the reporters that two or
three years ago he had acted as Boucicault's
agent in placing his plays in ihe cheap the
aters. After the sudden postponement of
the auction Mr. Boucicault disposed of all
the rights of bis melodrama "Aer Dark,"
to "William A. Brady, of San Francisco,
manager of the Webster-Brady Company
who had come from, San Antonio, Tex., to
attend the sale. The amount paid was $1 -coo.
Bnrllngton Officials and Engineers Hold an
Amicable Conference.
Chicago, January 3. This evening for
the first time the "Q" strike was admitted
by both parties to the controversy to be
practically settled. The conference to-day
Between the officials of the road and the
Committee of Xine resulted in an amicable
agreement on nearly all the points at issue,
and it is confidently expected that a com
plete understanding -will be reached to
morrow morning.
They were in session lrom 3 o'clock until
20 minutes past 5, when they encountered an
obstacle in the raising of a point which the
Burlington people had overlooked, and
were not prepared to meet without further
advices from the Eastern headquarters. It
was then decided to adjourn until 1030 A.
M. to-morrow. The faces of the committee
and of the Burlington officers was wreathed
with smiles when they parted for the night
Ho is Going to Florida to Seek It He Fays
a Short Visit to Philadelphia Senator
Oclamater Trying: to Harmonize
Opposing: Factions.
Philadelphia, January 3. "When
United States Senator Quay reached this
city this morning, the fact was known to
but few of the local politicians, and the
Senator found no difficulty in making his
way toward the People's Bank about noon,
where he had an engagement v 1th 'William
H. Kembleof a purely private nature. A
little later State Senator Penrose arrived,
and was followed by State Senator Dela
mater. Soon after this Mercantile Ap
praiser David Martin appeared, and he was
followed by James McManes. Senator
Penrose and Mr. Martin were with Mr.
Quay bnt a few minutes. "When Mr. Mc
Manes, after an interview of 15 or 20 min
utes, came out of Cashier Tanner's private
office, Senator Quay was with him, and it
was evident that they had not given much
attention to matters of a political character,
judging from the remarks passed. .
"I am going to "Washington this even
ing," said Senator Quay. "I will leave
there on Monday for a few weeks'-vacation
in Florida. I would be glad to have vou
run down to "Washington to see me, Mr.
McManes, on my return from the South."
"You need rest," said Mr. McManes.
"Yes, I do," was the reply. "I am worn
out, but I am in better health than I was a
few weeks ago."
At this moment Mr. "William H. Kern,
President of the People's Bank, appeared,
and greeting Senator Quay he good humor
edly said: "Senator, I want to say to you
that I have no Cabinet aspirations. In fact,
I don't want any office."
"Is it possible?" said Mr. Quay. "You
are about the first man I have met who
didn t want a position for himself or a
Turning to a Dispatch reporter he said:
"I am going to drop public affairs just as
long as the Senate will allow me to do so. I
want to spend a few weeks in Florida, away
from the turmoil of politics and the bother
of place-seekers. The fact is I am not well
by any means. I want rest and this time I
mean to have it. I don't know as I can say
anything on political affairs. I am home on
private business. Possibly Senator Dela
mater can tell you something."
Senator Delamater professed the utmost
ignorance regarding matters of a political
nature, saying the business of the Senate
engrossed his entire attention. The Senator
held a reception all the afternoon at the
Continental Hotel. His object here is to
bring the two Republican factions into har
mony, so that the local officers may be dis
pensed without a row.
New Orleans Sports Willing to Fay for tho
Privilege of Keeping Open.
9 New Orleans, January 3. A number
of members of the City Council waited oh
Mayor Shakespeare, to-day, and urged him
to renew the gamblers' fund, which -was in
force here a year ago, and by which the
gambling saloons weretolerated and allowed
to keep open on condition that games played
there were fairly conducted. The estab
lishments were open to the inspection and
supervision of the police, and the gamblers
contributed a certain sum each month, to
be placed in the bands of the Mayor for dis
tribution among the city charities. The
Mayor declared himself in favor of re-establishing
the fund, but said he would not
take the responsibility for doing so
unless authorized by the council. The fund,
originally established seven years ago, paid
the city $35,000 a year, with which the
Shakespeare Almshouse was built and other
charities supported, but was abolished
about a-ycar ago, in deference fo public sen
timent, and the gambling saloons were
closed. It is proposed .to use the contribu
tion for the support of the indigent insane,
fcr whom no other provision has been made.
The gamblers visited the mayor's office
on New Year's Day, and left a handsome
purse for the almshouse, as a hint that they
would welcome the old plan of monthly
contributions. The proposition to revive
the sambling tax is likely to arouse much
feeling here, as the laws of the State pro
hibit gambling.
metropolitan Dealers Worried by the Sus
pension of a Big Firm.
NEWYOBK, January 3. The appoint
ment of a receiver for Henry "Werner,
wholesale dealer in hides, has caused much
comment in the leather district. Charles C.
Allen was appointed receiver by Judge An
drews of the Supreme Court on the applica
tion of Simon Strauss, who was the Euro
pean partner of Mr. "Werner. The latter
has been in business 25 years, and three
years ago claimed to have a trade of $3,000,
600 a year. It is thought he did tot have
over a" 51,500,000 business in the past year.
His liabilities are said to be $300,000 and
his assets $250,000 in hides.. Most of his lia
bilities are in Germany and France. The
receiver said to-day that a quarrel between
the partners caused his appointment as re
He Thinks the Young Napoleon Will bo
Called Up Higher.
Chicago, January 3. J. T. Brooks,
General Solicitor of the Pennsylvania Road,
lives at Salem, 0., in the county adjoin
ing that in which Congressman McKinley
lives. In talking of him at the Grand
Pacific yesterday, Mr. Brooks said:
Mr. McKinley dined with me several
weeks ago and before the Speakership con
test had developed to any great extent.
He seemed to me to be in a passive atti
tude regarding the matter, and not dis
posed to make a hot fight for it. He cannot
afford to run the risk of making the ene
mies he cannot avoid making if he is chosen
Speaker. There is bigger game for him in
the future. If he waits. There is no office
in the country so great that he may not
have it."
She Thanks tbo New Yorker Who Sent Her
One for n. Christmas Present.
NewYobk, January 3. An afternoon
daily has just announced,wjth a tremendous
flourish of trumpets, that it has discovered
Mrs. Benjamin Harrison is in favor of the
bustle. This pronunciamento is in the
form of a letter to a manufacturer who
sought to boom his business by sending Mrs.
Harrison a bustle for a Christmas present.
This is the letter:
Please accept my thanks for the bustle that
came to-day. Please also accept return lor
your holiday t reetings. Very truly,
Carkie s. Harbison.
Indian apows, December 28, 1888.
He Speaks at the Banquet ot a Leading
College Fraternity.
Chicago, January 3. Members of the
Zeta, Psi Fraternity, to the number of 125,
representing 20 colleges of the United States
and Canada, are in the city attending the
annnal session of the Grand Chapter, which
began to-day. The Grand Phi, Charles B.
Everson, is presiding.
To-night the delegates will be banqueted
at the Bichelieu. Among the speakers will
be Russell Harrison, son of the President
elect. '
His Connection With the Action of
President Cleveland in
Chairman Baker Declares That the Sugar
Trust is Decidedly Illegal.
Sens Terr Important Changes Made in the Senate
Tariff BUI.
A sensational charge comes from "Wash
ington to-day against Calvin S. Brice. It
is said that he was interested in the Haytien
Kepublic, and that it was through his in
fluence that the President sent men-of-war
to Hayti. This was, it is alleged, a
serious breach of international law. The
Senate Trust Commission will report short
ly that the Sugar Trust is illegal. During
a discussion in the Senate yesterday a sly
dig was made at a Philadelphia aspirant for
a Cabinet position, presumably "Wa.a
Washington, January 3. As soon as
Senator Frye returns from Maine, which he
will probably do next week, the investiga
tion of the Samoan troubles, which was
ordered on his resolution, will be proceeded
with in earnest The State Department will
to-morrow make public the correspondence
in the case, and the facts of the entire con
troversy, as outlined' by Mr. Frye in his
speech in the Senate, have been put in shape
for the use of the special committee. It is
also probable that .upon Mr. Frye's return a
Senatorial investigation of the seizure and
surrender of the Haytien Republic will also
be ordered.
Prominent members of the Senate and
House do not hesitate to denounce the ac
tion of the administration in demanding the
surrender of the Haytien Kepublic and
sending vessels to the powerless island to en
force the demand without allowing theHay
tian Minister to even present his side of the
case as brutal and outrageous.
It is stated nbw that the Haytien Repub
lic was in the pay of the revolutionists, and
that she was aeting under constant orders
from the leaders of the insurrectionary
movement. It is also charged that while
Minister Preston was appealing fof a chance
to officially prove these facts at the State
Department, the President ordered the Ga
lena and Yantlc to Port-au-Prince at the
verbal request of Calvin S. Brice, acting in
the interest of the steamship line.
Minister Preston now claims that instead
of an indemnity being demanded by the
United States, that one" is due to Hayti for
the plain violation by this Government of
the commonest rules of international law.
It is said that the Committee on Foreign
Affairs may be asked to investigate the
matter as soon as Senator Frye returns to
the city.
Sonnded la the-Sennte Daring the Debate on
the Cotton Schedule'
"Washington, January 3. Only three
and a half pages of the tariff bill were dis
posed of to-day, Mr. Vance insisting on a
yea and nay vote, which disclosed the fact
there was no quorum. His object, he ad
mitted, was that the cotton schedule might
not be finished to-day.
The paragraphs passed on to-day related
to spool cotton, thread and cotton cloth.
During the course of a long speech in favor of
reducing the duty on spool cotton, Mr. Mc
Pherson characterized the duty on spool
cotton as a tax on labor, and he read trom
the affidavit of a sewing woman in
Atlantic county, New Jersey, Mrs. Ellen
Strickland, showing that she worked for a
Philadelphia firm which he would not
name, lest it might interfere with the con
struction of the new Cabinet; that for com
mon shirts she received 35 cents per dozen;
that a good, quick needle-woman, working
from 7 a.m. till 10 p. si.,- might be able to
make a dozen such shirts dailv, but no more;
that she was engaged in making fine shirts
at $1 per dozen, and that the greatest num
ber oi such shirts that she could make,
working from 7 A. M. till 10 P. M., is six:
that she has to supply her own thread and
to pay expressage one way, and that there
fore her entire remuneration for two days'
work is but 75 cents, while the manufacturer
had the benefit of 40 par cent on such shirts.
All amendments were rejected, as usual,
and upon the completion of the three and
one-half pages under discussion, the Senate
NotsoMnch Malfeasanre as Wrong I.avis
and Customs.
"Washington, January 3. The investi
gation of the conduct of the office of Super
vising Architect of the Treasury will proba
bly begin the day after to-morrow. No
specific charge of malfeasance is made
against the Supervising Architect at least,
none which will be noticed hut a close ex
amination will be made into the conduct of
the office, to discover if abuses that have for
a long time impaired its efficiency cannot
be remedied. It is a fact admitted by all
who have watched the methods of this
branch of the Treasury Department, that
many of their worst features are due not to
any fault of the officials, but to the laws and
customs which govern it, and to the un
businesslike methods of Congress itself in
the appropriation of money.
It is probable that no severer critic of
these methods will be found than Colonel
Freret himself, and it is quite possible that
the investigation will result in important
changes in methods, more than in censure
oi managing officials.
Some Important Cbnngcs Made In the Scnnto
Tariff Bill.
"Washington, January 3. It is learned
that the change made in the sugar schedule
by the Senate sub-committee in charge of the
tariff bill provides that a bounty of 1 cent a
pound be paid upon all sugar raised in this
country. This has been, it is said, fully
agreed upon.
A reduction of duty from $2 to $1 25 per
1,000 will probably be made upon sawed
white pine lumber, if. that will satisfy the
demands of those clamoring for a change in
the lumber schedule'. fl
Despite the strenuous efforts made to se
cure a reduction of the duty on structural
iron from 1 cent to 8 or 9 mills a pound,
there is good authority for saying that the
committee will not agree to it.
Medals for the Forlorn Hope Party.
Washington, January 3.-A bill? was
favorably reported to-day by Senator Cock
rell, from the Committee on Military Af
fairs, authorizing the Secretary of '"War to
procure and present suitable medals to the
survivors of the forlorn hope stormine party
at Port Hudson. 2ft r J
JANUARY 4, 1889.
The Committee on Trnsti Will Becommend
Nothing, hat Will PrcsentTestimony.
Washington. January 3. Mr.Bacon.
Chairman of ihe committee that last spring
investigated trusts, said to-day that he
would make a report as soon as he could get
his committee together. The testimony has
been'published, and Mr. Bacon said the re
port would make no recommendations, and
would review the testimony only in the
briefest way. Mr. Bacon said that the de
velopment of many lines of business made
it necessary that some broader form of com
mercial organization should succeed the
State chartered corporation, jnst as that had
succeeded the partnership, and partnership
had succeeded the individual.
This broader form of commercial organi
zation would be a corporation chartered by
Congress and subject to Federal regulation.
To some Democratic minds this would seem
to be an unwarranted extension of Federal
power, but it was no more than must have
been in some degree contemplated by the
authors of the Constitution when they pro
vided that Congress would have exclusive
jurisdiction of commerce between States. So
much for trusts that have a commercial rea
son for existence.
Many of the trusts are mere steals. A
trust doing business exclusively in one
State had no excuse for existence. The
Sugar Trust did no inter-State business. It
bought raw sugar, refined it, and sold the
product in a single city, and Mr. Bacon
believed that the proceedings instituted by
the Attorney General against the Sugar
Trust would be successful. These proceed
ings assume that the Sugar Refiners' Com
pany is an unincorporated body, illegally
exercising the powers of a corporation, and
that a refining company that goes into a
trust has practically abandoned its charter.
Where He Will Star to Escape the Frigid
Atmosphere of Maine.
"Washington, January 3. Mr. James
G. Blaine dropped into town very quietly
on the limited express. Mr. "William "Wal
ter Phelps came over from New York with
him, and they were met at the station by
Representative Hitt, of Illinois, who "was
Assistant Secretary of State under Mr.
Blaine, Senator Hale and two or three
other friends. They drove to Mr. Phelps'
apartments at the Richmond, -where Mr.
Blaine will stay until his own quarters are
ready for ocenpancy.
He has taken apartments in the new hotel,
just turned over to the lessee by the owner,
Mr. "Washington McLean. It is called La
Normandie, and is situated at the corner of
intteenth and I streets, opposite Chamber
lin's. Mr. Blaine'sjapartments, which will
accommodate his .family, are a handsome
suit facing McPherson square. "William
Walter Phelps, who had first choice of
rooms, took: the suit on the third floor, just
over Mr. Blaine. The house will be in run
ning order by the end of the week.
Mr. Blaine's coming to "Washington has
nothing to do with politics. He does not
like the rigors of a Maine winter, and even
before the late election he had determined
to spend the season here with his family, as
lie did the winter following the campaign of
Mr. Blaine spent the evening quietly in
his rooms, and declined to see any visitors
except a few personal friends. Newspaper
men who Bent up their cards received
answers that Mr. Blaine and Mr. Phelps
begged to .be excused. A friend of Mr.
Blaine said he was in excellent health ,and
spirit-vand that he knew nothing as to Gen
eral Harrison's Cabinet plans.
Not Yet Chosen, Although Ho Has Handreds
of Offers From Young Women Ho
Returns Thanks to Them
Ann Aebob, Mich., January 3. James
L. Babcock, the former Chicago young man,
who will be heir to 5500,000 of his uncle's
property here, provided he marries within
five years, is still receiving letters
from anxious young 'ladies who are willing
to sacrifice themselves. His daily mail is
larger than that of any one business firm in
the city, and is made up al
most exclusively of white envelopes.
Babcock has had to employ a Secretary,
whose only duty it is o file these love miss
ives. Babcock has issued the following to
tKe ladies who have sent him letters:
"My thanks to tho marriageable ladies of the
City of Straits, also of Fort Huron, Grand Kap
ids, Jackson, Chicago, Philadelphia, Cincinnati
and New York, for the highest compliment
paid to an humble person like myself by those
who kindly sympathize and propose a change
of state on the all-important subject dear to
every mind, that is, matrimony. They are
perfectly willing to consummate a bargain at
once,' as one letter says. In all kindness, let
me say that I have placed your letters
of offers, with photos, on file, and
wiU consider each one's claims and accomplish
ments. I must have a little tiraa to consider so
important a subject. As you make known your
desire with so abrupt and sudden an
avowal, your are offended and hurt
and indignant perhaps that I do not
respond at once to a 'love that I
never suspected.' Doubtless my extreme
diffidence would have kept me in the ranks of
the benedicts for many years to come had not
kind fortune relieved me of the necessity of j
popping me question myseii, out nave tne
same popped at me. Wishing you all a happy
New Vear, especially those of Detroit, I re
main sincerely yours, J, B. Babcock."
The quoted words in the foregoing are ex
pressions taken from letters received by the
much-beseiged young man,
Two Incendiary Fires Early This Morning
Alarm tho Citizens.
Altoona, January 4. Incendiary fires
within four squares of each other occurred
at 1 o'clock this morning, and caused the
destruction of "W. S. Lee's livery stables
and Klemmert's brewery stables, in which
four horses burned to death, The loss is
The city is wild with excitement, and
much trouble is feared. Two attempts were
made to burn the handsome residence of
James Dysant, but the fires were discovered
in time. The incendiaries confine their at
tentions to the east side of town,
They WiU Obey the Intor-Stnto Law and
Not Cnt Rates, Maybe.
Chicago, January?. The general man
agers of all the lines in the territory of the
"Western States Passenger Association,
west, northwest and southwest of Chicago,
met to-day and unanimously agreed to
form an association for the maintenance of
passenger rates in the territory, and for the
conduct of passenger business in conform
ity with the inter-State commerce law.
The Governor of Nebraska la Also in Favor
of an Honest Bnllot.
Lincoln, January 3. At 2 o'clock Gov
ernor Thayer was inaugurated to' serve his
second term. Governor Larrabee and staff,'
of Iowa, were present as the guests of the
State. The inaugural address of the Gov.
ernor dealt principally with the question of
Aim hAnnsf IiaIIa iHHi l.!-!.. A? a.
an honest
ballot, urging legislation to guard
fully the ballot box, J
more carefully
Repel an Evicting Parly With a
Shower of Stones at Falcarragb.
Boulanger Denies That He Aims to be Dic
tator of France.
Osman Dfenas Story of the Capture of Emln Bey
Again Denied.
The evictions in Ireland continue, but it
costs ten years rent fo get the tenants out.
Two women drive away the bailiffs, to the
amusement of the soldiers and populace.
General Boulanger asserts that he is a good
Republican and docs not want to be dicta
tor. King Milan, of Servia, compliments
his people and himself and opens the prison
doors to political offenders.
London, January 3.---The Falcarragb
evictions were resumed to-day, but there
was little resistance, owing to the tactics of
the evicting party, who, avoiding the houses
notoriously fortified, made forced marches
across the fields and surprised house -after
house before the inmates had time to pre
pare a proper defense. In this way six
evictions were carried out.
At one poor hovel the bailiffs were re
ceived with such a shower of stones that
they beat a hasty retreat amid the jeers of
the people and the unconcealed mirth of
the soldiers. "When it was discovered that
the garrison consisted of only two women
the gallant emergency men charged and
captured the house with marvelous vigor.
To-morrow it is expected the strongholds
will be attacked, and there will certainly
be some warm work. The average rent of
the tenants evicted to-day did not exceed 2
yearly, while the cost of evicting each can
not be less than 20.
Patrick O'Donnell and his neighbors who
assisted him in the plucky defense of yes
terday, were hurriea off the same evening,
driven 25 milei on outside cars with no pro
tection against the bitter cold, and finally
landed in Londonderry at 3 o'clock in the
morning. They are now in jail, and will
probably receive long terms of imprison
ment for defending their homes.
He Denies That He Wants to be Dictator
and Simply Asks for Jnstice.
Paeis, January 3. General Boulanger
in an address to the electors of the Depart
ment of the Seine, repudiates the assertion
that he aims at a dictatorship, and protests
his fidelity to the Bepublic. He avers that
France is tired of being made the victim of
base competitions and only demands right
and justice.
Continuing, General Boulanger said:
"Those members of Parliament who did
their utmost to make me ineligible, were be
side themselves at the idea of seeing me
elected. My sword caused them anxiety
and they deprived me of it. Bui now they
are more anxious then they were when I
wore the sword. Really it is not me they
fear, but universal suffrage. "When a
minister I was overthrown under the pretext
that I was the personification of war. Now
lam opposed as the personification of a
dictatorship.' X challenge the Republicans
to cite a single act or profession in which I
have not plainly supported the Republic.
But I desire, as France desires, something
besides a combination of ambitions and
greed. France thirsts for justice, for equity,
for disinterestedness."
More Confirmation of the Falsity of His
Story of the Capturp of Emln Bey.
Suakim, January 3. A sergeant, who
belonged to the old Egyptian army, has ar
rived at Suakim from Khartoum and states
that he left the latter place on November 23,
and that at that time Emin Pasha had not
been captured by the Mahdi's forces, but
had repeatedly defeated the dervishes in
the Bahr-el-Gazelle province. The ser
geant's story disproves the report of Osman
Digna, who claims to have captured Emin
Pasha on the 10th of October.
General Grenfell will start for Cairo in
the morning.
A dispatch from Berlin savs that Lieu
tenant Wissman, who was to lead the Emin
Relief Expedition, has been appointed by
the German Government to organize the
colonial troops in East Africa. Dr. Carl
PetersPresident of the Belief Committee,
will conduct the expedition, and will start
at the earliest possible moment.
Ho Makes a Cheerful Speech and Grants a
General Amnesty.
Belgrade, January 3. The Skuptschi-
na was closed to-day. In his speech clos
ing the session King Milan traced the con
stitutional life of Servia. He declared that
she was the formost State to loyally fulfill
the duties assumed under the Berlin treaty.
During the last ten years the Government
had applied itself to converting the former
patriarchal Servia into a modern civilized
State. The new constitution, the King de
clared, would be the foundation of real and
settled constitutional life. The speech was
greeted with cheeks.
The King has granted a general amnestv.
The city was decorated with flags and was
illuminated to-night.
Judge Kelly Denounces the Government for
lis Lnxlly and Moderation.
Dublin, January 3. In the county
court to-day Judge Kelly confirmed all the
sentences imposed upon the persons evicted
from the Vandfleur estates who previously
had been found euilty of resisting the
Sheriff and attacking the police.
Judge Kelly denounced the government
for. its laxity and moderation in dealing
with rebellion, and said the prisoners each
deserved to be imprisoned for five years.
The Irish Innd Commission Report
the Farmers Are Doing Well.
London, January 3. The Irish Land
Commission has issued a report on the re
cent increase of judicial rents. The com
missioners hold that the increase is justified
by the rise in prices of produce in Ireland,
and they explain that the land act pre
cludes consideration- of the yield of the
various products of the country.
The Chancellor Ordered to Keep In Retire
ment and Lenvo Business Alone.
Beblin, January 3. Great anxiety is
felt regarding Prince Bismarck's health.
The Chancellor has received 5,000 telegrams
expressing sympathy, He has been ordered
Berlin.. Count Herbert Bumarck remains
at Friedrichsruhe.
The New District Attorney for Indian.,
pointed for the Pnrposo
dudiey mbsi BtjfeJ. TIME. THROWN AWAY.
. .
the BIoclfs-or-Flve Business to a
Settlement of Some Kind.
Indianapolis, January 3. A new link
was put into the Dudley case before the
United States Court in this city to-day, by
the announcement from Washington that
the President had nominated Solomon
Claypool to be District Attorney here,
in place of Sellers, resigned, and
Bailey, not confirmed by the Senate.
Judge Claypool is the 'man who was
appointed special counsel to assist the Dis
trict Attorney a year ago in the prosecution
of the Coy-Bernheimer election cases. "When
Sellers resigned and his assistant, Bailey,
was nominated to succeed him, Judge Clay
pool was again appointed as special counsel,
this time to help to prosecute the Dudley
case and other alleged violations of the
election law in the last election."
The placing of such a veteran at the bar
in the position of assistant to so young a law
yer as Bailey excited some comment, but
Judge Claypool seemed not to mind it.
Last week, however, he was summoned to
"Washington by a letter from the President.
Upon his return there was a consul
tation between Bailev, Claypool and
ex-Senator McDonald, and yester
day the latter started for "Washing
ton with the intention of going to the De
partment of jnstice tbis morning and en
deavoring to arrange for the appointment of
Judge Claypool as District Attorney ad in
terim, pending action upon Bailey s nom
ination. This was because there was some
doubt as to whether there was anyone at
present with the legal power to sign an in
dictment, The action of the President was a great
surprise to all concerned here. Judge Clay
pool has all along said that he could not af
ford to take the office, bnt this afternoon he
says that he has concluded to accent the ar-
pointment, whether it is ad interim or ior
the whale term, and to keep the office, if he
can, "lone enough to run down and punish
the villains who have made Indiana elec
tions a byword for corruption and bribery."
So the President "Withdraws His Name and
Substitutes Mr. Claypool's.
"Washington, January 3. "When the
President nominated Leon O. Bailey for
the office of District Attorney of the State
of Indiana, it is said that he was not aware
of the fact that Bailey was the anthor of the
campaign story that General Harrison had
said in a speech that a dollar a day was
quite enough wages for a working man and
much more of the same sort of stuff which
was calculated to be very injurious to the
General among the laboring classes.
"Whether he was ignorant of this or not, he
concluded to-day to withdraw the nomina
tion, and sent in its stead the name of Solo
mon Claypool, now Assistant District At
torney and a well-known politician of In
diana. It was very evident that Bailey could not
be confirmed, but the authority is good for
the statement thatPresident Cleveland with
drew the nomination on his o-vn account, as
he did not wish to appear to be inclined to
reward a man who' spread a campaign slan
der. Senator Voorhees, who was one of the
sponsors of Bailey, is very indignant at the
action of the President, as it was taken with
out consulting with him or any one.
HI Kx-Ftn-tcvj Svjcarsi He Was-foways
Afraid of the Greek.
New York, January 3. Publisher J. B.
Dickson told Justice Ford, in the Tombs
Police Court to-day, that Telemaque Tima
yenis, the Greek, was a dangerous man.
He said that in the course of their disputes
over the affairs of the Minerva Publishing
Company, in which both men are interested,
the Greek had threatened to shoot him.
Timayenis was arrested, on Dickson's
charge that he had appropriated to his use
the funds of the publishing company, and
tne examination was to have taken place
Timayenis denied that he had threatened
Mr. Dickson, or that he had made improper
use of the funds of the Minerva company.
His lawyer, Louis Post, moved to dismiss
the complaint on the ground that the part
nership between Dickson and Timayenis
was general and not special, as had been
charged in the complaint. Pending a de
cision on this point, Justice Ford adjourned
the case until to-morrow. F. P. Morris
gave $500 bail for Timayenis.
Obtained From British Soldiers Who De
spoiled Buddhist Temples to Get Them.
Boston, January 3.-Th'e steamer St.
Bernard, which arrived here from the
Straits, yesterday, with a cargo of sulphur,
has on board two bronze idols, heavily
studded with precious stones. They are
about two feet high, and fine specimens of
the metal worker's art. In addition to these
is a silver bell of the purest tone, which
bears on the outside a number of peculiar
figures emblematic of the religion of. the
The unique relics were obtained from
British soldiers, who, it is said, make in
cursions into the interior towns of the In
dian country, despoil the places of worship,
and bring their boQty to the wharves, where
it is disposed of to the crews oi vessels
destined for distant ports.
Washington Territory Demands Speedy Ad
mission Into the Union.
Ellensbubo, Wash. T., January 3.-Seventy-five
delegates attended the State
hood Convention, which convened here this
morning. Ex -Governor "Watson C. Squire
presided. A long petition was adopted
praying Congress specially to admit Wash
ington, with the Idaho Panhandle annexed.
The petition sets forth that the people in the
Territory are fully prepared and willing to
shoulder the responsibilities of Statehood,
having a population of 240,000, a gain of
180,000 in eight years.
An address to the people, urging them to
leave no stone unturned to obtain speedy
admission, was passed. Democrats and Re
publicans are alike anxious for admission
of the Territory under the name of "Wash
One of the Original Stockholders of tbo
Monopoly Could Not Stand Prosperity.
Cleveland, January 3. George A.
Baker, one of the original stockholders of
the Standard Oil Company, committed sui
cide in the "Weddell House by taking mor
phine. Baker not long since was one of the
millionaires of the town, and high living
was the cause of his ruin and consequent
He bad been living apart from his family
for over ten years on a farm near Wil
loughby, making occasional visits to the
cityor prolonged sprees. Yesterday he en
gaged a room at the Weddell House, and to
night he was found dead in his bed. Baker
made most of his money in the lightning
rod business. He leaves a widow and three
or uringlntoy&-yi
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With General Harrison,
And ieave3 Town pisgnsted, Moody, Cross
and Empty-Handed,
Senator Flamb Also Entertained at the In
dianapolis Mecca Private Secretary
Halford Off for Kentucky J. G. B. Ex
pected bySomeHoosiers to Call in a Day
or Two Sirs. J. Ellen Foster's Social
Yesterday was a busy day with the Cabi
net callers on Harrison. They had great
food for gossip. Senator Hiscock was clos
eted for several hours with the President
elect, and upon leaving town said his er
rand had Been fruitless. He looked it, too.
Senator Plumb also called. Mr. Hawkins;
of Tennessee, dropped in ia talk about his
cousin. Mrs. J. Ellen Foster tripped in,
and 'Lige Halford skipped out to Ken
Indianapolis, January 3. This has
been a day of continuous rattle and bang by
big and little hammers and mallets in the
Cabinet-making department of the next ad
ministration. Senators Hiscock and Plumb
and a lot of smaller thumpers have got in
their whacks at the piece of political furni
ture now in course of construction, and lata
this afternoon, from not a particularly relia
ble source, there came the announcement
that the biggest mallet in the whole shop,
the one with J. G. B. cut deep on its han
dle, was going to do some thumping and
banging in this vicinity on Saturday.
Senator Plumb was the first to arrive and
Hiscock came right after him. The hand
some Senator from New York got off of a
big four train at a few minutes before noon.
He had narrowly escaped being run over
and killed at the station at Cincinnati, a
few hours before, and the incident seemed
to have upset his digestion. He looked dis
mal and rocky, and glowered upon the hand
some station and the people about, bnt with
out doing any particular damage, for thera
was nobody who knew who he" was to have
any feelings hurt by the glower, and the
building is too substantial a one to be dis
turbed by any man's frown. Mr. Hiscock
gloomy as the giant killeb,
walked gloomily through the station and
made a timid hack driver think of all the
stories about Jack the Giant Killer as ha'
bargained for the ride to General Harrison's
house. On the way he ordered the driver
to stop at the New Denison Hotel, and he
ran in and registered, apparently merely to.
deprive his visit of any appearance of
secrecy, for he did not take a room or a meal
at the house. He told the clerk that he ex
pected to leave town on the 5 o'clock train.
He arrived at General Harrison's not lone;
after 12 o'clock, and went immediately into
a private conference with him which lasted
for nearly three hours. No other persons
were present daring. the interview, and
General Harrison lett word with the ser
vants that he was cot ta.ie-disturbed onaayj
pretext. " "', '
Lunch was eaten at the house and a hack:
ordered by telephone to take the Senator
back to the station in time for the 4 o'clock
train for "Washington by way of Cincinnati.
At the station Senator Hiscock had recov
ered a little of his customary equanimity,
but he insisted that there was nothing inter
esting that he could say of his visit.
didn't get what he tvenx aftee.
Pressed to state more definitely the object
of his visit, he said that he had no informa
tion to give as to that, but added: "I will
say tbis much, my visit here has been un
eventful, both personally and politically."
"Does that mean that Mr. Piatt is not
going into the Cabinet?" he was asked.
"I'm not savins anything at all upon that
subject. I positively cannot say a word
about the Cabinet."
If Senator Hiscock got what he came
after, his manner failed to indicate it in the,
slightest manner. His demeanor was en-;
tirely in accord with the supposition that'
he had run up against the cold and silent
bluff with which General Harrison has
frozen out many politicians even more
astute than the Senator from New York.
Senator Plumb left on the same train
with Senator Hiscock. He claimed that
his visit to General Harrison had been
merely social, aud that all he had said
about politics was to express his views as to
some Kansas matters. All that the Repub
licans of Kansas wanted, he said, was an
opportunit) to vote the Eepublican ticket
as early and often as possible.
Senator Plumb hunted up Major Calkins
as soon as he arrived in town, and remained
with him all the time he was here except
for the 20 minutes that he was conferring:
with General Harrison. The Major even
accompanied him to General Harrison's
"Senator Plumb and I are old miners to
gether," said Major Calkins, laughing.
"We have been interested together in mines"
for a good many years."
The general idea is that Senator Plumb
did not let anxiety for fear the citizens of
Kansas might not get opnortunities enough
to vote the Eepublican ticket, prevent him.
from putting in a good word ior his col
league, Senator Manderson, of Nebraska,
who has been enjoying a little Cabinet boom
Another man who was at the station at
the same time with the two Senators was
Private Secretary Halford. He carried a
satchel, and said that he was only going to
run down to Louisville on a little trip with
bis family. If there is any politics in it, it
probably has to do with some Kentucky
man for the Cabinet
Alger's boom had its boost along with the
rest to-dav.. The boosting was done by
Moses "W. Field, of Detroit, who was Chair
man of the Greenback National Committee
in 1876, but who now asserts that the only
true greenback party in the country is the
Republican party. He says that it was
through his efforts that Ben Butler was in
duced to come to Michigan during the last
campaign and speak in favor of Harriioa
and Morton.
Mr. Field declares that protection is the
only thing worth living for in this country
now, and that all the Republicans of Michi
gan want Alger with their protection. He
called upon General Harrison during the
afternoon and had a long private talk with
him. When he came away he was satisfied
that Alger was sure to go into the Cabinet. '
he South was represented among to-day's
visitors bv S. W. Hawkins, late the Kepub
lican candidate for Governor in Tennessee. '
He has been encouraged by the declaration
made by General Harrison, in a speech to
the soldiers & lew nights ago, to tne effect
that tnis country had got to have a free
ballot and a fair count Mr. Hawkins says
that that is just what would have elected
him in Tennessee this fall, and he points to
the change of a district from 6,000 Republi
can to 10,000 Democratic in four years as proof
that something is wrong in the counting ot
the ballot in least six counties of bis State.
Mr. Hawkins called on General Harrison,
ostensibly to talk to him about a free ballot,
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