Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 05, 1889, Image 1

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"The Colonel's Cards," a purely
American novel, will begin in THE
DISPATCH of to-morrow.
He is so Certain of His Cabinet
Calling That He Settles
in Washington.
The Bargain Was Consummated in
Indianapolis Last Fall,
A Rich Stroke of Falo for tlie Ex-Land
Commissioner "ew Year's Day Recep
tion) In Washington Come Too High
Hour a Cat! net Possibility A Private
Residence Wanted for the President.
The Jefferson Club to Change Its Name
A Caso of Lore at First Sight.
"While everyone else is in doubt as to
Elaine's goiDg into President Harrison's
Cabinet the man from Maine doesn't seem
to be. He is so certain that he has engaged
ta suite of rooms and is going to resume
housekeeping in "Washington. The infor
mation comes almost from the Plumed
JInight himself! General "Williamson
strikes something about as rich. Congress
may be asked to furnish the President a
private residence. Hew Year receptions
becoming unfashionable because too costly.
A pretty romance is told among a batch of
"Washington news and gossip.
Washington, January 4. The move
ments and associations to-day of the Hon.
James G. Blaine were not those of a man
who is laying the ropes to get into a Cabinet
office, but rather those of one who is assured
that he will have business in "Washington
for some time to come. The correspondent
of The DisrATCH was informed to-day by
the best available authority outside of Mr.
Blaine himself that there is absolutely n"
truth in the report sent out nearly every
where last night that Mr. Blaise merely
dropped down here on his way to Indianap
olis to meet Mr. Harrison.
, Mr. Blaine will not go to Indianapolis at
all, unless something occurs that cannot be
foreseen. He is here solely for the purpose
of arranging a home for his family, who
will follow him in a few days. His entrance
into the Cabinet is regarded as a settled
matter by all his friends. No one can be
found who expresses the least doubt on that
point. It is not only assumed that Har
rison could not afford to avoid offering the
leading Cabinet position to him, but also
that he could now afford to refuse, as it
would be quite as fatal to his standing in
the party for him to take himself out of
active work as it would for Harrison to
thrust him out
A Little Shadow of Doubt.
One development of the visit has caused
come doubt that he intends to accept a
Cabinet position, and that is that instead of
taking a house in keeping with a position
of that character, he has arranged for a
suite of rooms in an apartment house which
are hardly competent for the entertainments
of a Secretary of State. But as his arrange
ment for the suite is only temporary, and
the season for entertainments on his part as
a member of the Cabinet will not begin
formally until the advent of another winter,
this view is deprived of its supposed import
ance. Moreover, it is asserted that the pretense
of taking rooms in the apartment house men
tioned is only a ruse, though it is more than
probably true, as the place is a fine one, just
being finished. It is the property of John
B. McLean, of the Cincinnati Enquirer,an&
McLean and Mr. Blaine are known to have
relation of the most intimate character. It
is said that he will occupy the suite as the
guest of Mr. McLean until he can arrange
tor an adequate house for the brilliant re
ceptions over which he will preside as Sec
retary of State.
Everything Settled Last Fall.
The authority referred to in the first in
stance above asserts that when Blaine vis
ited Indiana last fall the understanding be
tween him and Harrison in regard to a
Cabinet position in the event of the election
of the latter was complete, and there was no
necessity for further communication touch
ing that matter.
Mr. Blaine was out most of the day, and
caw only his most intimate friends. He ab
solutely refused to be interviewed by any
one, and the only friends who appear to be
wholly in his conference, such as Messrs.
Phelps and Hitt, are noted for being quite
as secretive as Mr. Blaine himself, and
nothing absolutely definite can be got out of
them except as they have let words drop
here and there to other friends of their own
who are not quite so careful. But in so far
as the Bepublicans here are concerned, the
impressions had from these reports are just
as satisfactory to them as if they were facts
from Mr. Blaine's own mouth in proof of
the conviction that Blaine is going into the
Cabinet, and that he is here to arrange for
his domestic comfort, with that end in view.
Biscock Returns Fccliuc Better.
Senator Frank Hiscock left the Senate
chamber on "Wednesday afternoon at 2:30
o'clock to take the train to Indianapolis.
He returned to the chamber at exactly the
same hour to-day, having in the intervening
48 hours given President Harrison the ins
and outs of the present political situation
among the New York big four. Mr.
Hiscock had all the outward signs of a con
quering hero as he entered through the
lobby door and made his way to his seat on
the back row. His face was flushed with
the excitement of his flying trip. His beau
tiful iron-gray hair was in an attractive
state of dishcvelmcnt, andhisnoble features
wore a smile that seemed to say "I vent, I
saw, I conquered."
To his newspaper callers the returned
pilgrim would say nothing except that he
had a voir satisfactory visit. To some of
his Senatorial colleagues, however, he was
compelled to unbosom himself freely." As
soon as he had taken his seat, a dozen Sen
ators came forward to shake his hand and
jokingly asked for the latest Cabinet news.
He gave most of them but joking replies in
return, but afterward ho retired to a corner
with Senators Aldrich and Hale, and talked
confidentially and earnestly for a long time.
At the same hour that Mr. Hiscock re
turned, State Senator J. Sloat Fassett, of
New York, arrived at the Capitol. As
firmly determined as the Senator is that
Thomas C. Piatt must go into the Cabinet,
Mr. Fassett modestly admitted his ignorance
as to whether Mr. Piatt would be chosen,
but emphatically expressed the opinion
that he should be.
Senator Plumb returned from Indianap
olis on the same train with Mr. Hiscock,but
his failure to appear in the Senate was taken
by his colleagues as an intimation that he
heard no good news about Mr. Blaine there
during his short talk with General Harrison.
The Senate Espouses the Cause of One, the
House of Another.
"Washington, January 4. The senti
ment of American canals for the Ameri
cans got quite a sendoff to-day, what with
the Senate resolution against foreign Gov
ernmental espousal of the interests of the
Panama Canal, and the passage in the
House of the bill incorporating the company
which proposes to construct a canal from
ocean to ocean across Nicaragua. The fili
bustering in the House against the passago
of the latter measure had amounted almost
to a scandal. Though only a few engaged
in it, they had the sympathy of many more,
and yet when the bill finally passed there
were only 34 votes recorded against it,
"Whatever else can be said of the opposition
to the bill, it is generally charged that it
had its beginaing in the, influence of the
transcontinental railroads, which naturally
do not want canals through which ships
may pass nithout transfer of freight from
the Atlantic to the Pacific coast.
"While there was undoubtedly honest op
position to the bill because, for one thing, it
seemed to confer too much power on the in
corporators, and to imply indirectly a Gov
ernmental supervision of the project, the
main opposition came at all times from the
interests ot the Pacific railroads, though
the fact that it passed the Senate with less
opposition than it encountered in the House
may seem to suggest a condition of indiffer
ence on the part of those roads. The bill will
go back to the Senate, that that body may
pass upon the amendments. The opinion is
that it will become a law this session.
Tho Pretty Romance of Tonus Mr. Hilton
and Miss Dorothy Phillips.
Washington, January 4. One of the
prettiestgirls to be seen at the "White House
reception on New Year's Day was leaning
on the arm of the venerable Judge Mac
Arthur, of the District Supreme Court, and
she was followed closely by a stout young
man with a waxed mustache and an air of
proprietorship. He is the son of Judge Hil
ton, of New York, and Paris representative
of the drygoods house of Sylvester, Hilton &
Co., who came to the United States last
summer to testify in the great will suit
brought by the other Stewart heirs against
the Hilton family. The young gentleman,
going to Saratoga to rest awhile, met there
Miss Dorothy Phillips, of "Washington, who
was spending a few weeks at the Grand
Union Hotel, chaperoned bv Mrs. Judge
MacArthur. It was love at first sight, and
an engagement followed soon after, and
which is to end in marriage some time in
early sprinc.
Miss Phillips is the granddaughter of
liiram w albridge, who, during the admin
istration of Buchanan and Lincoln, repre
sented a New York district in Congress.
His daughter married for her first husband
Commodore Phillips, U. S. N., and Miss
Dorothy was the only child Being
divorcee! from her first husband, Mrs.
Phillips married the late George Corkhill,
formerly District Attorney at Washington,
and the prosecutor of Guiteau. His first
wife was the daughter of Justice Miller, of
the Supreme Court, and these two young
ladies, Miss Corkhill and Miss Dorothy
Phillips, are as charming belles as can be
found at the capital.
Second Auditor Day Denies That Old Sol
diers Arc Entitled to aillcnge.
"Washington, D. C, January 4. Pri
vate Dalzell's letter to his old comrades,
informing them that they are entitled to 28
cents a day while on furlough or in prison,
and 5 cents a mile from the place of dis
charge to their homes, is creating a stir in
the Pension Department. There have al
ready been 4,043 of these claims received.
Second Auditor Day, in speaking of the
matter, said:
The whole thing is the most barefaced false
hood imaginable. There is no law allowing 5
cents a mile or any mileage to soldiers or en
listed men. Nearly all those soldiers entitled
to commutation of subsistence and travel par
under the act ot July 22,1861. have already
been paid it. No transportation 1 ay is due to
soldiers while traveling on furlough. Nearly
all volunteer soldiers entitled to extra duty
have received it, and section 35, act of
March 3, 1SC3, repeals all laws in
force as to such pay to volunteers
for extra service performed after
March 3, 1S63, with only a few exceptional
case's. Nearly all soldiers who were prisoners
of war and their heirs, under the act of July 25,
lSGCand act of March 2, 1807, have received
pav for rations allowed under those acts. Dal
zell some time ago filed a claim for travel pay
on furlough at 3 cents a mile. The claim, how
ever, was disallowed for tho reason given
above. Nobody knows how much extra work
this misrepresentation will cause my bureau,
nor how bitter will bo the disappointment of
tho poor old Bolsters and their widows and or
phans who have been deceived.
Mr. Day has issued a circular setting
forth these facts.
Congress May be Asked toBnild a Presidcn
dental Residence.
Washington, January 4. It was re
ported to-day that President-elect Harrison
had purchased the farm of Mrs. Hutchin
son, widow of the great Alaska seal fur
man. near Silver Spring, Md. Mrs. Hutch
inson promptly spoiled the story by saying
that the farm had not been sold, and was
not for sale. The Mar says that the exam
ple set by President Cleveland in having a
home near this city will probably be fol
lowed by his successors. It has been one of
the pleasantest incidents in the life of the
present occupants of the "White House that
their home is free from the publicity ot the
Executive Mansion.
Probably the much-talked-of scheme of
building a private residence for the Presi
dent may be revived, and Congress may be
induced to take some action.
If Blaine Shonld Decline the Office Need
Not Go Begging.
"Washington, January 4. A recent
pilgrim from Indianapolis discloses the fact
that the name of Senator Hoar "has been
under consideration by the President-elect
in connection with the State Department,
and with considerable favor also.
If Mr. Blaine should decline, as many of
his friends expect him to, it is not unlikely
that the office will be tendered to Mr. Hoar.
If so, he will accept it, for it has always
been the sunimit.of his ambition to fill that
office, which has been held by so many emi
nent statesmen from his State.
General Williamson Casts Bread Upon tho
Waters It Returns More Than a
Thousandfold Ho is Now
Independently Rich.
Washington, January 4. The friends
of General J. A Williamson, of Connecti
cut, formerly Commissioner of the General
Land Office, will be glad to learn that he
has recently fallen an heir to a large for
tune. The exact amonnt is not known, bnt
is reported to be from $250,000 to 5500,000.
General "Williamson is now general counsel
of the Atlantio and Pacific Hallway, with
headquarters at Albuquerque, N. Mex. Up
to last year he has occupied a house in
"Washington, in order that his children
might have the advantages of au education
here, but now that they have all passed be
yond school age they have joined him in
Some years ago an Irishman by the. name
af Casey, who had a large contract for con
structiou on the Atlantic and Pacific road,
failed to comply with the conditions thereof,
and the officers of tho road directed General
Williamson to prosecute him on his bond.
If this had been done Mr. Casey would have
been financially ruined, but General Will
iamson, after looking over the facts, de
cided that Casey's failure was more his mis
fortune than his fault, and earnestly recom
mended to the company to give him an
extension of time and let him finish the job.
At first the officers of the company were
inexorable, bnt the General kept Ht it until
he obtained permission to compromise with
Casey, and the latter carried out his con
tract, making considerable money, which
was afterward largely increased by other
profitable contracts and good investments.
He was a bachelor, and before he died in
Albuquerque, last June, he made a will be
queathing his entire property to General
Williamson, in consideration of the latter's
kindness to him as above described. Most
of the estate was in stock, cash and bonds,
and immediately available.
General Williamson, learning that Casey
had relatives in Erie, Pa., visited that city
at his earliest convenience, to ascerfain who
they were and in what circumstances they
were living. He found there were two
brothers and three sisters. The former were
business men in very good circumstances,
and the latter only moderately well off, be
ing the wives of laboring men. He gave
each of the sisters $10,000 and each of the
brothers 85,000, and received from them
stipulations in writing that they would not
contest the will.
General Williamson already had consid
erable property, which, together with this
unexpected windfall, makes him indepen
dently rich, and it is understood that he
will soon return to Washington to live.
Why New Year's Day Receptions Aro Not
So Fashionable as They Were.
Washington, January 4. There was a
general surprise at the small number of
prominent society ladies in Washington
who received on New Year's Day. The
houses of the Cabinet, with the exception of
the Endicotts, were open, but the wives of
only three Senatorsand one or two Bepre
sentatives received company. All the
doors of houses which have always been
open heretofore were closed, and a basket
hung on the doorknob. An explanation of
this phenomenon was asked from a well
known society leader, who said that Hew
Year's day receptions had become so ex
pensive that they had been abandoned.
"In former days we set out a few sand
wiches, a bowl of punch, a plate of salad,
and a enp of coffee," she said, "but within
the last two or three years it has become
fashionable to spread a banquet as expensive
as a dinnerparty, and we arspompelled to
feed hundreds of people that we felt no par
ticular interest in, and many of them called
for the sole purpose of getting a drink and
something good to eat. While we always
enjoy extending hospitality to our friends,
the hundreds of strangers that call in this
wav make it a public nuisance, and we were
compelled to close our house or receive in
formally. I think that next year there will
be a moderation of this sort of display, and
that we will return to the old custom of less
lunch and more enjoyment."
Every Proposed Amendment to the Senate
Tnriu" Bill Rejected.
Washington, January 4. In the de
bate on the tariff bill to-day in the Senate a
spicy passage-at-arms occurred between
Messrs. Vance, Hawley, Eeagan, Hoar,
Morgan, Dawes, McPherson, Gray and
Coke. It was precipitated by Mr. Hawle y
getting Mr. Vance to say that he thought
Enriish system was the nearest right of all
nations except of our own.
Mr. Vance explained that the system he
spoke ot as our own was not that under
which we live, but that advocated by the
Democratic party, "a system of taxation of
foreign imports which will yield sufficient
revenues to the Government."
Mr. Eeagan also defended the Democratic
party from the charge of being a free trade
party. Mr. Morgan commented upon the
free list contained in the substitute, and
argued that the Republican Senators who
reported this and sustained it were pro tanto
free traders, and were not justified in apply
ing that term to Democrats.
Sir. West read an extract from Garfield's
speech in the House to the effect that he was
for a protection which led to ultimate free
trade; and said that the Republican party
had in 1880 elected that gentleman to the
Presidency of the United States.
As usual, all amendments were rejected,
and when tne bill was laid aside the Senate,
after an executive session, adjourned.
Tho New Administration Has Its Influence
on a Cnpltolino Club.
Washington, January 4. The best evi
dence of a change iu the political atmos
phere of Washington is a notice sent around
to the members of the Jefferson Club an
nouncing that an amendment to the consti
tution changing the name of the organiza
tion to the "Continental Clnb" will be
voted upon at the annual meeting, 'to be
held on the 17th instant. This club was or
ganized at the beginning of the present ad
ministration to be a sort of social head
quarters for Democratic officials, and most
of the prominent "ones joined it. As the
building was centrally located, a number of
Bepublicans had their names proposed, so
that the list of members now contains the
names of about as many Bepublicans as
The expenses are, however, greater than
the revenues, and this proposition to change
the name grows out of a hope that the or
ganization may be more popular under a
Republican Administration by shedding
the name of the father of the Democracy.
News of Hippoljto's Election.
Washington, January 4. The Secre
tary of State has received a letter from the
United States Consul at Cape Haytien, an
nouncing theelection of Hippolyte as Pro
visional President of Hayti by a conven
tion held at Gonivaes, and saying that no
particular damage was done by the recent
bombardment of Cape Haytien.
Yellow Fever on the. Ynntlc.
Washington, January 4. The Navy
Department has been informed that yellow
fever nas appeared on the Yantic, and that
she has left Port-au-Prince for home. The
dispatch did not state that any of the officers
had been taken with the fever.
An Irishman With American Ideas
Bravely Defends His Home,
A Desperate Resistance Made and 14 of tho
Evictors Wounded.
English Merchant! Anxious for the Protection of Their
There was another lively day at Falcar
ragh yesterday. Neale Doogan, having vis
ited this country, believed he had some
rights and proposed to defend them. Acting
upon this, he defended his home from evict
ors and repulsed them with more or less
loss. He finally surrendered at the request
of the priests. Numerous arrests of the
sympathizers wjth the tenants are being
made daily. The Morier affair is causing
Count Herbert to be roughly handled by the
English press.
London, January 4. Copyright. The
proceedings at Falcarragh to-day were al
most equal to the most confident expecta
tions, and it is wonderful that they did not
develop into a terrible tragedy.
An attack was made upon the house of
Neale Doogan, who, having but recently
returned from America, presumably had a
fair share of the feeling of a free man.
Doogan and a dozen neighbors had strongly
intrenched themselves in the house, in the
loopholes of which, to the horror of the
evictors, could be seen the muzzles of rifles.
The Magistrate, with blanched face,
turned to the priests in the great crowd and
violently reproached them with inducing
the tenants to resort to such desperate ex
Major Wends, the officer in charge of the
soldiers, was beside himself with passion.
He denounced the reverend gentlemen as
pestilent fellows, an insult which would
have cost him his life had it not, been for
those same vilified priests, whose efforts
throughout the exciting day were directed
to calming the passions of the enraged peo
ple, and xwhose influence alone has pre
vented the tenants from using their rifl es
and dying in their homesteads.
An hour was given Doogan and his com
rades in which to reflect upon their course
ot action. During this interval Father
Stephens implored the defenders to surren
der their rifles, bnt Doogan in a ringing
voice said: "I will give my enemy no in
formation of what resources I possess."
In the subsequent fights, however, rifles
were not used. At the expiration of the
truce the bailiffs and police made a rush for
the house, but were met with such a terrific
fusilade of stone and other missiles that
they quickly retreated with several of their
number badly wounded.
Again and again the assault was renewed,,
with the samo results; 'but finally a breach
was effected in the wall, the falling masonry
badly crushing some of the defenders. A
last and determined effort, backed by 100
bayonets, was made; but it failed, too, and
the enemy retired, bearing with them their
chief inspector, terribly wounded. Then
the magistrate called upon the troops to
assist the civil power.
The soldiers advanced, loaded their rifles,
and leveled them at the windows, with
orders to fire at the first head that appeared,
and under this protection the bailiffs com
menced another breach near the ground.
The priests made one more appeal, this time
successfully. Enough had been done for
horror's sake, and Doogan and his 12 gallant
friends came forth and surrendered. One
had his jaw fractured, and several others
were badly knocked about, but all were
promptly taken off to prison. Of the evict
ing force nofewerthan 14 were injured more
or less seriously. The capture of Doogan's
fortress occupied the whole day, but the
evictors hope to eject the remaining five
tenants to-morrow.
English Newspapers Scoring- Count Herbert
Bismarck for Ills Boorish Conduct.
London, January 4. The Fall Hall Ga
zette, referring to the correspondence be
tween Count Herbert Bismarck and Sir
Bobert Morier, the British Ambassador to
Bussia, in reference to the charges that the
latter sent information to Marshal Bazine of
German military movements during the war
of 1870, says:
It regrets that Count Herbert did not profit
by the chance Sir Robert Morier gave bun to
behivo like a gentleman and a man of honor.
It Is sorry hia subterfuge discredits the name
he bears. Emperor William, says the Gazette,
cannot desire that his father's friend should be
insulted by Prlnco Bismarck's son. It trusts
the Emperor will offer snch apologies as are
necessary to satisfy the sense of honor of the
son and grandson of tho most chivalrous gen
tlemen whoever lived.
The Globe says: Count Herbert Bismark's
retort was as rudo a one as ever one statesman
made to another. He probably desired to
emulate the example of Mr. Bayard, bnt his
imitation was clumsy and without motive. He
is either a statesman lacking the necessary
manners to apologize for allowing himself to be
egregiously befooled, or his credulity is de
liberate and he secretly approves of the rumor
he started and finds enjoyment in insult at the
expense of anybody who is known to have been
Emperor Frederick's friend. Sir Robert Morier
may safely remain silent under such attacks in
the future. Tho Star says: Every English
man will unhesitatingly acquit Sir Robert
Morier of the charge against him, and which
has caused him to be subjected to absurd and
odious insult. Prince Bfsmarca, it says, is in
censed because the publication of Emperor
Frederick's diary robbed him of his glory, and
he is resolved to convince Germany that Em
peror Frederick divulged Information to Ger
many's enemies which was used to her detri
ment. The Times says:
Wo may take the liberty of pointing out to
Prince Bismarck and his more youthful imita
tors that the easy movement of international
intercourse, even between States -which have
their main interests in common, is not facili
tated by the adoption of a tone of barrack room
manners. We are this moment allied with
Germany on the coast of Africa, and events
may bring about for common objects an alli
ance with her on other gronnds. Prince Bis
marck knows very well that England, with her
naval supremacy and her purse, is not a quan
Me neghgeable.
The Berliner TarMatt, in reference to' the
Morier affair, says that Count Herbert Bis
marck, in the interest of Germany's honor,
will be obliged to step out of the official
limits imposed upon him.
Being Slade In Ireland of the Friends of the
Oppressed Tenants.
Dublin, January.4. Mr. Finucane, M.
P., was to-day sentenced at Castleconnel to
one month's Imprisonment without hard
labor, on a charge under the crimes act. He
'was accompanied to jail by the Mayor and
crowds of cheering citizens.
1 T'ttrn tnmmnntM tiaVA hnn BawnA nnnn
"William O'Brien, SI. P., for conspiring to
induce tenants not to pay rents. The trial
on the first charge will be held a t Batfimlore
on February 14, and the trial on the second
charge atKillarney on January 29.
Excitement was caused in the court at
Naas to-dav by Solicitor Hurley, counsel
for iho prisoners on trial, shouting that
Judge Fitzgerald's conduct on the bench
was a scandal. Hurley was sentenced to
seven days' imprisonment for contempt of
Af Ballvmltty to-day Solicitor Moran was
sentenced to six months' imprisonment for
conspiring to prevent the taking of farms
from which tenants had been evicted.
Sir Augustine Fitzgerald has notified his
tenants in County Glare of his acceptance of
the offer they made under the plan of cam
paign two years ago.
Tho Government Asked to Protect the
Mercantile Ports.
Tondon, January 4. A deputation
headed by Lord Armstrong visited Lord
Salisbury to-day to urge the adoption by
the Government of a comprehensive scheme
for the defense of the British mercantile
In reply ta the address of the deputation,
Lord Saulsbury stated that he sympathized
with their anxiety, and said their request
was justified by the circumstances of the
day. The enormous offensive powers of
foreign countries might be concentrated
against England, although that was not
likely. Continuing, Lord Saulsbury said:
vr uue not tasing a gloomy view oi tne luture
we must not fall to take tbo necessary pre
cautions fordefonse. The responsibility of de
fense rests on the Government, but ft is the
nation's duty to bear its share of tho cost. I
can not now discuss how far the Government
could safely limit the expenditures, hut I will
represent mo views oi tne ueputation to my
Lord Saulsbury' speech is believed to
foreshadow a large naval and military pro
gramme at the next session of Parliament.
Philadelphia Musicians Object to tho Marine
Band Playing In Their City Secre
tary Whitney Sustains t
Their Objection.
Philadelphia, January 4. The annu
al ball of the First City Troop will be given
in the Academy of Music on the night of
January 11. It will be the usual swell af
fair. To give it all the more tone, because
the City Troop regards itself, in a broad
sense, a national organization on account of
its age and distinguished social promi
nence, it was decided that the brass band
music at the ball should be given by the
Marine Band, of Washington, which jis
composed of enlisted men, and is supposed
to furnish music for the Government only.
These enlisted men receive the regular
rate of pay for any musicians. They are
divided into three classes, being allowed
$17, $20 and $35, but this pay does not deter
many very competent musicians from join
ing the organization. They have heretofore
made a sufficient amount of extra money to
pay amply for their services by filling en
gagements to furnish music for swell enter
tainments in Washington and various other
cities and towns. A row has, moreover,
sprung up over the coming of the band,
among the city musicians, who have formed
themselves into a protective association,
about 600 strong, and they protest against
the employment of outside musical talent
for snch an affair as the city troop ball.
Secretary Whitney has said that he is
sorry to disappoint so many good people,
but on account of trouble with the musical
unions in this connection he has established
a rnle not to permit the band to accept en
gagements outside of Washington. The
committee having charge of the music for
the ball seems to feel sure that sufficient in
fluence can be brought to bear on the Secre
tary to have this rule abrogated in the case
of the troop. The committee was to have
made a report of its arrangements this after
noon, but did not do so, and is still in
negotiation with Secretary Whitney.
One Sinn Found Who Has Abiding Faith
In the Project.
Chicago, January 4. Francis Spies, the
Consul in New York of the Government of
Honduras, was at the Grand Pacific Hotel
yesterday. Mr. Spies said that the'people
of the United States had been told a great
many untrnths about the Panama Can al
Company by those interested in the
Nicaragua canal scheme. He said the
French Government could not afford to dis
credit the De Lesseps' enterprise because
the 800,000 shareholders in France were
powerful enough to cause revolution.
He said that it was a mistake to suppose
that all the money which had been raised
by the De Lesseps had been sunk in the ca
nal. Thirty millions had been spent in the
Panama and Colon Bailroad, which yield
ed very large dividends. .He said that the
residents on the Panama Canal, who had
most reason to know, had great faith in its
ultimate success. Seven thousand laborers
were still at work, and every one of the ca
nal drafts so far issued had been honored.
He believed the canal would be a go.
A Boston Vixen Throws Dippers nnd Palls at
a Police Judge.
Boston, January 4. There was a lively
rumpus at the Boxbury Police Court this
morning, Judge Bolster being attacked by a
young woman whom he had ordered under
bail for further examination The decree
had hardly passed his lips when the
girl, who it appears was well prepared for
emergencies, let fly a tin dipper at the
Judge, and had her aim been accurate,
would probably have marked the Court's
face. However, the dipper flew by, harm
less. This further enraged the young vixen,
and she followed her first shot with another,
this time a tin pail, which, owing to the
timely interposition of a constable, also
went wide of its mark, though it narrowly
missed the head of Assistant Clerk Bich.
How the young woman managed to carry fo
much tinware about her is a mystery. The
woman was locked up in Charles Street Jail.
Benjamin Hopkins Arrives at the Queen
City In Improved Spirits.
Cincinnati, January 4. Benjamin
Hopkins, ex-Cashier of the late Fidelity
National Bank, having received his pardon,
arrived here from tho Columbus peniten
tiary at 6 o'clock this evening. A hospital
ambulance was in waiting for him at the
depot, and it conveyed him to his home on
Bichmond street. His spirits have greatly
Evicted Settlers and Their Friends Aro Hav
ing Their Revenge.
Des Moines, January 4. It was discov
ered yesterday that several houses on the
Snell lands from which settlers have been
evicted have been almost totally wrecked.
The windows were "broken, sashes and
frames cut up, doors and sills sawed
through and other serious damage done.
Snell says it is the work of river land set
tlers or sympathizers.
The Gigantic Fraud Perpetrated on
a Sugar Refining Company.
Worked by a Sharp Knave With an Al
leged Electric Process.
Interesting Details of the Greatest Confidence Game
of the Age.
Henry C. Friend organized the Electric
Sugar Befinjag.Company to operate a secret
process discovered by him. A company
was formed, and much slock disposed of in
England and America. The Sugar Trust
was alarmed by the reported success of the
plan. The whole scheme is discovered to be
a daring fraud.
New Yoek, January 4. The Electrio
Sugar Befining Company has been duped
to the extent of over a million dollars, and
its whole secret process turns out to be a
humbug of the most barefaced kind. The
secret process was the invention of one
Henry C. Friend, who appeared in the
trade four years ago with samples of wonder
fully pure sugar, which he said had been
refined by his ''electrical process." About
a year ago he induced a pumber of English
and American capitalists to organize a
company and buy the "secret process" from
This was done, factories were erected, but
no one was allowed inside of them save
Friend, his wife, and a few ignorant work
men. The rooms where refining was sup-'
posed to be going on where always kept
securely locked, as Friend said his process
was not patentable", and he could not afford
to allow any one to share his secret. In the
meantime, the stock of the company had
been bouncing up until it was worth nearly
$300 per share of $100 par .value. Friend.
then began to unload, but suddenly died.
The officers of the company suspected
1 nothing wrong until a few days ago, when it
was fonnd that Mrs. Friend and all who had
been connected with the factory had disap-
E eared, Mrs. Friend leaving word that she
ad gone to the West. President Cotterrell,
Treasurer Bobertson and a number o'f stock
holders proceeded to the factory and invaded
the secret rooms.
What they discovered made their eyes
bulge out, and each and every hair on their
heads give imitations of the quills of a
porcupine when he is fretful. There were a
number of machines used in breaking cnbe
sugar into small particles and in granulat
ing the coarser grades, and nothing else.
There was no mysterious electrical apparatus
by which the sweet stuff should be trans
formed as by a flash into the purest sacchar
ine crystals, no wonderful cylinders, pots or
pans charged with purifying electrical cur
rent. There were crushers, and that was all.
An investigation at once set on foot
showed the great scheme had been worked.
Not a pound of sugar had been refined in
the factory. Quantities of refined sugar,
chiefly cubes, had been purchased by the
operators and prepared in some secret spot
with a chemical liquid' which eliminated
the ordinary impurities found in all sugars.
This "doctored" sugar was then carted to
the factory in bags purporting to contain
raw sugar. The chemical used had crys
tallized the cubes to a larze extent, and
when they were broken they had a finer ap
pearance and quality than sugar wasa ever
known to posies.
Mrs. Friend and those connected with her
received a large sum ot money in cash from
the company for the process and a heavy
block of the" stock, which was disposed of,
partly in England and partly here, at a
price away beyond its par value. Just how
many persons were interested in the scheme
does not seem clear, nor will the officers of
the company say how much money was paid.
They admit that, adding the cash and pro
ceeds from stock together, they must have
realized a sum approximating $250,000.
The scheme was cleverly worked to the
very last. The stockholders and the officers
of the company were kept in perfect confi
dence as to the future of the process until
the largest possible amount of money could
be secured, and then the bubble was allowed
to burst. There is no such process as elec
trical sugar refining, and the bugbear of the
Sugar Trust is dead.
Treasurer Bobertson said: "I am heart
broken over the discoveries that we have
made." and he certainly apneared as if he
were. Continuing he said: "I don't care
so mnch about losing my own money, but
I induced numbers of my friends to invest
in the scheme and it is their financial ruin
that distresses me. Then I had such high
hopes that the scheme would bring fortunes
to us all. Oh, we've been shamefully
tricked and deceived. It means ruin to us.
Its most outrageous thing I ever heard of.
Yes, we've been over to the factory and
seen the interior of the secret rooms. I had
rather not tell all they contain just vet.
I'm preparing a statement for the public in
which I will set all matters forth just as
they are."
'Ms there no prospect of being able to save
anything out of the wreck?"
"Not that I can see. The revelations
found in the factory prove the entire thing
to have been a fraud. President Cotterrell
left for the West yesterday to try to find
Mrs. Friend, and to endeavor to learn what
chemical was used in the sugar, in the hope
that it may be of some use, for the sugar,
after it is treated with it, becomes a remark
ably pure product. If this proved to be
worth anything it might save a total col
lapse, but I cannot have any faith in it. I
cannot tell just yet how much stock is held
here and in England. That will all come
out in my statement."
A cable from London says: The sensation
in Birmingham over the revelations regard
ing the Electric Sugar Befining Company
has been increased by alarming cablegrams.
The local holding of stock is stated to be
20,000 pounds. One of the principal
stockholders has departed for America to
inquire personally into the matter. The
stock fell greatly in Birmingham and Liv
erpool to-day.
The West Virginia Election Contest Taking
a More Serious Form.
Chableston, W. "Va., January 4. In
the Circuit Court to-day a rule was awarded
against the County Commissioners for cer
tifying to the vote on Congressmen con
trary to an injunction from the Circuit Court
of Cabell county.
A writ of certiorari was also awarded, re
quiring the commissioners to bring up for
review their record on the Gubernatorial
A Valuable Present for Mr. Cochran.
Habbisbubg, January 4. Ex-Chief
Clerk Cochran is to have a testimonial from
the members of the State Senate, costing
$2,000. It was originally intended to give
him $2,000 In cash, but he preferred not to
be recognized in that way.
Inspector Bonfleld Has an Editor Arrested
at His Desk He Is Locked Up
for Several Hours Before
Ball Is Secured.
CJ-AQO, January 4. The Times this
8Sb ""Wished an interview with the
v6A "ijov. T-owenstein, charging that
herteWg O yp i ting as a receiver
of stolen &Or fe -ognizance of
Captain Scbaaa, "!& ?ff Late
luii aiternoon warrau x rn out uj
Inspector Bonfield for thov tof J. J.
West, proprietor, and Joseph lunlap, city
editor of the Times, charging them with
criminal libel for the publication.
Sir. Dunlap was arrested at his desk, and
taken to the Harrison street station. On
arriving at the station he was thrown into a
cell, and treated otherwise with exceedingly
scant courtesy. The space behind the bars
in which Mr. Dnnlap was confined is nar
row, dark and noisome," one of the pens
which hold daily an assortment of criminals
from some of the worst quarters in the city.
Mr. Dunlap remained in the cell until" 8
o'clock, when he was released on bail. At
about the same time Mr. West, who had
heard of the issuance of the warrant, ap-
E eared at the Harrison street station with
is bondsmen. The warrant of arrest was
at the Central station, and some delav was
caused by tbenecessity of sending for it
No sooner bad Mr. West and Mr. Dunlop
been released than they were again placed
under arrest. The charge was the same, bnt
in this case, the complaintant was Captain
Schaak. Bonds were promptly furnished on
the second charge, and the two editors were
allowed to leave the station.
Sir. Dunlop when first taken into custody
was not allowed to tarry even a moment to
Eut the affairs of his department in the
ands of subordinates. At the police sta
tion the desk sergeants were intimating that
be might make himself comfortable in the
office while awaiting bondsmen, when in
structions came direct from police headquar
ters to put the prisoner behind the bars in
stanter. The order was given by Inspector
Bonfield in person.
An Italian Enys He Murdered Contractor
MeClnve, bnt He Gets Away.
Poughkeefsie, N. Y., January 4. One
of the men who aided in the murder of two
contractors, one named McClave, in Penn
sylvania, a short time ago, and robbed them
of $14,000, has been arrested and has made a
confession. He is an Italian, and is known
as "Bed Nose Slike." He was arrested in
Philadelphia on suspicion, but there wasn't
sufficient evidence to hold him. He came
from Philadelphia to this county and got
work on a new railroad connecting with the
Poiighkeepsie bridge. A Pinkerton de
tective, disguised as an Italian laborer,
came here and got work alongside of him.
He got enough information from Mike to
warrant his rearrest, and got him to visit
Philadelphia again, and the two went there
Wednesday night of this week. Mike was
arrested and he' made a confession of the
crime, giving names of two other Italians
connected with the murder, and said they
too were at work in this county.
Accordingly, Captain Dougherty, of the
Philadelphia police, and two or three
Pinkerton men came here this morning, and
with Detectives Scanlon and McCabe, ofthe
New York Central, and Officer Decker, of
this city, secured a special train and went to
Stanford ville over the New Yorkand Massa
chusetts Bailway, where it was said the
Italians were working,bu t when they got there
they were told that the men they wanted had
gone to Italy.. The detectives returned ,to
New York on an afteruoon train. c
The Edison Manufacturing Companies In
corporated Into One Concern.
New Yoek, January 4. One of the big
gest companies-ever organized under the
laws of New Jersey, was incorporated in the
Essex County Clerk's office on Thursday.
It is to be Known as the Edison General
Electric Company. The capital stock is
$12,000,000, of which $1,000,000 has been
paid in. The stock is divided into 120,000
shares at $100 each. The works are to be in
West Orange, with branch offices in all the
leading cities. The incorporators, who each
hold 200 shares, are Edward H. Johnson, of
Greenwich, Conn.; Samuel Insult, Schenec
tady; Francis E. Upton, Orange; Charles
Batcbelor, jdew xoik, ana Alfred O. Tate,
West Orange.
The advisability of uniting the Edison
manufacturing companies has long been
considered, and this seems to be the con
summation of the scheme. The officers of
the Edison Electric Illuminating Company,
of this city, have been extremely reticent
about the matter. . The several plants can
be operated at less expense under a single
management and the work more aggressive
ly carried forward.
Prominent Japanese Citizens Visiting This
Country for Educational Purposes.
New Yobk, January 4. Scrawled upon
the register of the Brevoort House, though
not in such a manner as to be illegible, are
the words, "Miyoshi and wife and son."
Mr. Miyoshi's full name is Taizo Miyoshi,
and he is the Senior Judge of the Appeal
Court of Tokio. Japan. Yesterday after
noon a reporter called upon him, and fonnd
him and his son faultlessly attired in gar
ments of American cut.
Mr. Miyoshi is a small man of perhaps 40
years ot age. His English is meager, but
he contrived to make known that he had
come to the country to place his son, who is
now 20 years old, in school. He will pre
pare for college at Wilbraham, Mass., and
will afterward enter Yale. After his gradua
tion he will return to his native land and
begin a professional career.
Yesterday Mr. Miyoshi, in company with
Lawyer Cepheas Brainerd, made a tour of
the various courts of the city. Tokio's
Senior Judge has never made a study of our
laws, but intends to return to this country
within two years, and devote himself to that
An Incipient Riot Is Started by the Duluth
Dock Laborers.
Duluth, January 4. The strike of the
laborers on the coal docks to-day assumed a
more serious aspect. This morning the
Northwestern Fuel Company advertised for
men, and a number responded and were put
to work. Two or three hun
dred strikers thereupon proceeded
to oust the new men, but
the police blocked the Way. A rush was
made by the strikers, but when two or three
men had been knocked over by the police
men's clubs, the'erowd backed off. An un
successful attempt at a compromise was one
ofthe occurrences ofthe d3y.
The men say they would, accept the re
duced pay if they could be sure of getting it
all the time, but claim work is not provided
and that often they can earn only 35 or 40
cents a day. A dozen extra'policemenhave
been sworn in and are now on duty.
Returning to the Ten-Hour Rnle.
Beading, Pa., January 4. Commenc
ing next Monday ten hours will constitute
a day's work in the shops of the Beading
Bailroad Company instead of eight, to
which they were reduced two months ago.
The employes will receive a corresponding
increase of wages.
That Goy. B. is Certainly in Error
About That $1,000,000 Mistake.
That May Throw a Little Light on. tie
Executive Explanation.
A Chance for Other Well-Known Leglsla
tors to Corroborate or Deny What They
Are Alleged to Know In Keeping With
the Interesting Contradiction,
The flat contradiction of Governor,
Beaver's Bevenue Bill explanation is re
iterated. Its author names other well
known Legislators who, he says, can also
correct the Governor, if they will. At all
events, he say he is prepared to prove the
executive misstatement. He certainly
dodges nothing, but talks to the point.
The Hon. John B. Bobinson has nothing'
to take back in his correction or contra
diction of the Governoi's explanation as to
why the revenue bill was not signed by the
Senate functionary in 1887. He is very
polite abont it, but very positive in his con
viction that the Governor was wronz. "When
a Dispatch reporter saw the well-posted
ex-Legislator yesterday, with farther refer
ence to the responsibility of the loss of the
revenue bill of 1887. Mr. Bobinson said:
I was not aware that any word dropped in a
hurried interview with The Dispatch man
was to be put in print, or I would have been
more explicit. I did not intend to reflect on
Governor Beaver personally; bnt I certainly
was astounded to read in his message that ho
had conducted a "quiet investigation" and
fixed the onus of the loss of the bill on Message
Clerk Taylor of the House. As the Governor
has brought the subject up.and wishes to thresh
the wheat again. I want to handle the flail too.
Message Cleric Taylor, of the last House, was1
my appointee, and I am as jealous of his repu
tation as my own, and I say again, and am pre
pared to prove it. that neither he nor
any House 'official of the session of
18S7 was responsible for the loss of
thebilL The responsibility rests between tha
officials of the Senate and those of the Execu
tive Department. It was In the hands of tha
clerks of the Executive Department, signed or
unsigned, 43 hours before either body ad
journed, and not, as Governor Beaver says,
after the upper branch had adjourned sine die.
Is it possible that the clerk3 of the Executive
could have so important a bill so long
was unsigned? The Brooks bill was presented
to the Governor and be affixed his signature
the day it went over; and it was culpable negli
gence or criminal connivance that permitted
the revenue bill to lay unexamined in the Exec
utive Department 43 hours until adjournment
killed it.
Had the Governor re-convened the Legisla
ture, and a majority of both bodies publicly
signified their willingness to come hack with
out pay and repass the bill. I would have con
ducted a noisy investigation from my place In
the house and got to the bottom of the matter.
For some reason or other the Governor did not
call us back, but conducted this star chamber
investigation he speaks of, and so noiselessly
that the public now hear of it in his own mes
sage for the first time.
An officer of the Commonwealth now serving
at Harrisburg, of the highest repatability. in
formed me last year that he had looked into
the matter of the lost bdl and was convinced
the responsibility rested on the Executive De
partment. Now, understand me, this does not lmpnta
any connivance, nor carry any reflection on the
Governor, except so far as he is liable for his
subordinates. A clerk or sub-official could
very easily mislay a bill or let the Governor be
lieve it had not come over, or hoodwink him
some way. My reiterated opinion is that tho
Governor was thus imposed upon, and tha
facts bear me out, in that tho bill went over to
his department so long before the adjourn
Moreover, Mr. Taylor took an affidavit in
stanter when the matter came our, clearing his
skirts,and no other person in the Senate Or at the
Executive Department did the same. Speaker
Boyer, Chief Clerk Losch, of last House: John
W.Morrison, then Journal Clerk; A. D. Fet
terolf, and every official of the last House sus
tained Mr. Taylor's integrity and his version of
the affair and he bore a clean-handed record
before all the House. The loss of the revenue
bill was a loss of 31.000,000 to the State. AVhy
the Governor did not call us back and
have it re-enacted and the mystery openly in-
2 mred into, as we all were anxious to have
one, is inexplicable to me.
"Quiet investigations" of public matters
won't do. The same influences that keep them
"quiet," like the peace in Warsaw, keep tha
truth bolow the surface.
In conclusion, I have no desire to continue
this controversy. I simply jumped to the res
cue of the character of a friend, assailed in tha
message of the Governor most unjustly, and
think unwittlnely, by His Excellency.
I see that General Beaver pays me the com
pliment of beinp: "a good fellow." I kindly re
turn this as to him, and did not make the re
mark attributed that "he would not be beard
of politically after 1S90." There was nothing
personal In anything I said. My discussion was
of public matters and intended to set him
right in that portion of his message where I
believe he has been deceived.
In Either Case the -Failure of the Revenue
BUI Should Have Beca Investigated.
In connection with the subject touched by
theimportantinterviewabove, the following
special telegram, from Harrisburg last
night, will be of absorbing interest:
While the opinion here is almost universal
that the blander or crimo which caused the
loss of the revenue act passed two years ago
should have been rigidly Investigated with a
view of preventing its recurrence, many prom
nent advocates of the bill, among them State
officials, are glad that it was not placed among
the statutes. This chango of sentiment f. due
to the fact that the Supreme Court of the
United States has since decided that the tax on
gross receipts flowing from inter-State traffic Is
unconstitutional, and Judge Simonton has
ruled against tho State in a case involving the
taxation ot loans, losing to the Commonwealth,
if the latter decision should be sustained by
the Supreme Court, about 81,000,000 anticipated
revenue annually.
The lost revenue act would have greatly In.
creased this amount, as it provided for the di
version of one-half (over 500,000) of the money
received from a tax on personal .property into
the county treasuries, all of which, under pres-.
ent legislation, is paid into the State Treasury.
It would also have reduced the amount re
ceived from the tax on premiums of foreign in
surance companies collected in this State from
about $400,000 to half that amount.
The Mature equally distributing the amounts
received from the tax on personal property be
tween the counties and the State and the
losses sustained by judicial decisions would
have put the public treasury In a bad condi
The Cotton Bagging Combine Has Expired
by Limitation.
St. Louis, Ma, January 4. It tran
spired here to-day that the alleged cotton
bagging trust has run its day and quietly
died. It appears that the so-called trust
was simply an agreement between bagging
manufacturers to combine for a certain pur
pose until January 1, when the compact was
to expire.
They say they made a little money, but
not so much as they hoped to on account of
there being an unexpected large amonnt of
bagging in the hands of outsiders. How
ever, they are satisfied. The price ol Bag
ging has fallen about 2 cents since New
xeax s, ana will probably still further de-
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