Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 09, 1889, Image 1

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For to-morrow's DISPATCH can
be left at main office till midnight
or at branch offices t?ll 9 P. M.
Quite Numerous in the Alle
gheny Delegation Booked
for Duty at Harrisburg.
With Brief Biographical Sketches for Their
Constituents to Peruse.
Hon- the Inter-Municipal Act Cort Con
tractors Rig Sloney I.rsislating in the
Wrong Direction A ick Elcctoi The
Inauguration to Furnish Another Vaca
tion lor the Boys Some Kcforins g
gestcd Governor Dearer to !jitrinaJic
nlly Arrnnpo Harrison's Innugnral
bcuator Uutan to Jump on Dclancy
Without Cercniory.
The faces of nearly all the members of
the Legislature from the "State of Alle
gheny" appear below. Several familiar
ones will be missed. The yonthful features
of the new ones will doubtless lead the old
campaigners to reflect on the pushing pro
clivities of therising generation. Some old
heads sit gracefully on the young shoulders,
however, and Allegheny will undoubtedly
hold her own on the Hill at Harrisburg.
The gossip going in Legislative circles yes
terday is also appended.
"When the Speak
er's gavel calls the
members of the State
Legislature to order
at coon to-day, the
number of new faces
among the Alle
gheny county dele
"gationwill doubtless
be a subject of com
ment among Eastern
and Northern repre-
James S. liutan. sentatives. The few
old members lrom "old Allegheny" seemed
lonely among their new colleagues.
Among the old familiar faces most missed
will be that of Uncle
Andy Robertson, of
the Fourth distiict.
The genial counten
ance of "Wash"
Moore will be also
notably conspicuous
by its absence, and
Sam Church will
also be missed from
'ts accustomed seaf
In place of these will
be Alf Marland, of
James L. Graham,
Mt Washington; D.
F.. Weaver, of the
Twentv-fourth ward, and Thomas J.
i-nt, of Miflin street.
The new members will unquestionably
nifict considerable attention on accouut of
tne youthiul appearance of several of them.
The bovish-looking figure of George Shiras,
Jr . Third, will seem out of place among
the other bearded, old representatives. His
dignity added a charm to his youthful looks.
Among the other new members are
Charles W. Robin
son, of the First
Alleghenv district;
William T. Marshall,
of the Second: D. R.
Jones, of Homestead,
and Captain J. W.
Nesbit, of Oakdale,
representing theSixth
or borough district;
Dr. William H. Mc
Gcorge Shiras, I1L Cullongh, of Taren
tum, and William H. White, of Sharps
burg, representing the Seventh district.
The latter is a son of Hon. Judge White, of
this citv.
There have been no changes made among
the State Senators from Allegheny county.
Messrs. Rutan, Newmyer, Steel and Upper
man will look after the interests of this part
of the State with the same watchful eye that
characterized them in past sessions.
Among the best known of the representa
tives in the Senate is Senator Eutan, whose
picture accompanies this sketch. The Sen
ator was born in Car
roll county, Ohio, May
S3, 1838. He was ed
ucated in the common
schools and afterward
at Richmond College,
Ohio, and Beaver
Academy, Pennsyl- 'vtkj
vania. He is an nt- W1
torncv by profession.
xiewas elected Dis- Alfred Marland.
tnct Attorney of Beaver county in 18G2
and was re-elected in I860. In 186S
he was a Prcsidental elector. He was
elected to the State Senate lrom Beaver and
Washington districts one year later. In
1872 he was re-elected to the position. Dur
ing the session of 1872 he was Speaker of the
Senate. In 1876 President Hayes tendered
him the appointment as Consul to Cardiff
and Florence, but he declined both. A few
months afterward he
was appointed Col
lector of the Port of
Pittsburg, and served
until June, 1881. He
was then appointed
United States Mar
shal for the Western
district of Pennsyl
, vania, and sened
until he was re
moved by P-esidcnt
Cleveland in No-
vember, 1885. At
John Uppcrman. ' the breaking out of
the war he enlisted and served as First
Lientcnant of Company F, One Hundred
and First Eegimcnt Pennsylvania Arolun
tccrs. In August, 18G2, he w.is honorably
discharged. In 18SG he was elected to the
State Senate lrom this county.
Senator Upperman who is now serving his
third term, is a native of this city. He was
born May 13,1845, and received hiseducation
in the public schools. He learned thetrade,of)
a tinner, but the business not suiting his
"TSim vsvoass"
'Sy ft
tastes he quit nnd engaged in the livery bus
iness. In 1877 he represented his ward in
Select Councils. He was first elected to the
Senate in November, 18S0.
John C. New
myer, of this city,
was first elected to
the State Senate in
1875. He has since
that time served at
each session and was
President pro tem.
ot the body during
the session of '76 and
'77. He was born
i n Westmoreland
county in 1848. In
John C. Xevcmyer. 1867 he graduated at
the Western University of this city and en
tered at once into the study of law. He was
shortly afterward admitted to the bar and is
still practicine his profession.
Samuel S. Steel, of Green Tree P. O., was
born in Franklin county, Pennsylvania,
April 9, 1837. He
received a public
school education,
and learned the
trade of a black
smith. He has
served as delegate to
State and County
Conventions for a
number of years.
During the war he
was a private in
Scott's Sixteenth
Massachusetts Bat.
tery. He was first James Bulger.
elected to the Senate in 18S4.
Of the 16 Representatives in the House
there is but one Democrat. He is James
Bulger, of Smallman street, a young man
who bids fair to make his mark. He was
born in the Twelfth ward, February 25,
1857: received all the education he possesses
in the public schools. He is a glassworker
by trade. He was a member of City Coun
cils and served as
School Director for
several years. This
is his second term as
a legislator.
George Shiras,
Third, who will let
people hear of him
before the close of
the session, is a well
known young at
torney of this city.
He was born Jan
nary 1, 1857, and
graduated at Cor
nell University in
S. V. Stewart.
1SS1. He immediately entered the law school
at Yale, and graduated there two years
William T. Marshall is a resident of
Fulton street, Allegheny City. He is well
known about town, and is entering upon
his first term.
James L. Graham was born in this city
in 1819. He was educated at the old Alle
gheny Seminary, and in 1857 was elected
Sheriff of the county. He served until
1SG1, when he was elected to the State
Senate. He was re-elected each term until
1873. During the
year of 'CS he was
Speaker of that
body. He was
elected a member .of
the House of Repre
sentatives in 1883
and two years later
was elected Speaker
of the House.
Michael B Lemon
was born in West
moreland county in
June, 1S44. He was Wm. T. Zlarzhall.
educated in common and private sthools
and in August, 18C2, enlisted in the One
Hundred and Filty-fifth P. V. He was
severely woundedin the battle of the Wilder
ness in 1864. His wounds were so severe
that he was honorably discharged upon his
recovery. He was President of the South
School Board for lour years and in 18S5 was
a delegate to the State Convention.
James F. Richards, of the Third Pitts
burg district, is a resident of Watson street.
He was born in this
citv November 21,
1851, and, like the
majority of public
men, received his ed
ucation in the public
schools He left
school when quite a
youne boy to learn
the trade of a ma
chinist, which he fol
lowed until 1884. He
has been a deputy
sheriff, and served
three terms in Coun-
TT. Jlobison. cil.
Samuel M. Lafferty is one of the best-
knowu stock drovers at the East Liberty
yards. He was born at Elders Ridge. Indi
ana county, January 11, 1833, and attended
the common schools. He has represented
his ward in Select Council, and his first ap
pearance in the Legislature was made in
Alfred Marland, of Mt Washington, is
among the new members. He is a native ot
England, being born in Ashton Under-Line
in March, 1837. He
was educated at a
private school, con
ducted by his mater
nal grandfather. He
learned the trade ol
machinist, and at the
breaking out of the
Rebellion came to
this country. He
located in Pittsburg,
in 1863, and worked
at his trade for sev
eral years. He w as
made Superintend
ent of Woods' old
nut factory, and af
J-f. B. Lemon.
terward connected himself with the Standard
Nut Company. He remained there until he
lormed the firm ot Marland, Neely & Co., of
which he is still an active partner. He
represented the Thirty-second ward in Coun
cils ten years.
D. E. Jones, of the Sixth district, was
born and raised on a farm near Swansea,
Wales. He came to this country when
quite young, and
wonted in the mines
at Wilkesbarre, this
State, as laborer and
underground engi
neer. Durini; the
panic of 1873 he
was thrown out of
work, and with what
money he had saved
went to Mt. Union
College, Ohio, for an
education. He was
there four years, ex
cept when teaching
common schools
during the winter
months. He gradu
James F. McJiard.
ated in 1878 and came to Pittsburg to read
law. He was, lor lour years, chief execu
tive officer of the Pittsburg Miners' Asso
ciation, where his advice was always prac
tical, sale and conservative He was ad
mitted to the bar in 1882, and since that
time has been practicing law. He was
elected Burgess ot Homestead two terms.
William H. White, son of Judge White
k? If
ftp I
I rMiJ
c 5w dial
2b yjl
of the Common Pleas Court, was born in
SewicKley in Novem
ber, 1855. He lived
there until within a few
weeks of last election
day, when he removed
to Sharpsburg. He is
a graduate ot the '80
class of Allegheny col
lege at Meadville, and
was admitted to the bar
in 1882.
John W. Morrison,
Chief Clerk of the
House, is a Sixth ward,
Allegheny, merchant.
S. 31. Lafferty. He was born in Phila
delphia about 4G years ago. He removed to
Pittsburg in 1857, and entered the store of
which he is now proprietor, as an errand
boy. At the breaking out of the Rebellion
he enlisted as a private, and was afterward
a commissioned officer in the well known
"Roundhead" regiment, the One Hundreth
P. V., commanded by the late General
Daniel Leasure. At the close ol the war he
returned to Pittsburg.
Mr, Morrison has served as Journal Clerk
of the House of Eepresentatives two terms.
He was a member
of that bodjr dur
ing the session of
1881, representing
the Fifth district.
He was a member
of Colonel Gray's
staff for some years
and also on the
staff of General
Beaver. He is a
G. A. R., and of
Union Veteran
Legion No. 6.
Bv the new ap
portionment Al- Thos. JjChalfanL
legheny county is entitled Jo 16 repreenta
tives. They are divided into eight districts.
There are four Senators from the county.
The districts represented are the Forty-second,
Forty-third. Forty-fourth and Forty
Sir. Faeh, of Somerset, Names Several
Chnnses He'd Like to See Made.
Harkisbukg, January 8. Among the
few members of the House who did nof re
turn to their homes after the adjournment
of a week is Representative Pugh, ot Som
erset, who has been giving some considera
tion to suggestions looking to the introduc
tion of a bill to dignify the office of district
attorney by removing the temptation of fees
and allowing that official, in lieu of them, a
good salary. Mr. Pugh thinks such an act
would promote the interests of justice, while
it would at the same time elevate the stand
ard of the office. The same representative
favors the passage of a bill reducing the
charges of court stenographers, w ho, he says,
are being paid too much under existing leg
islation. A well-guarded insolvent law, Mr. Pugh
believes, is needed, and as an illustration of
the want of such a measure he refers to the
fact that in his town a number of young
men have not only been obliged to sacrifice
their homes to make good the embezzlement
of county officials on whose bond they were,
but under ordinary circumstances they w ill
not be able to recover the lost ground, be
cause they cannot own any property until
thev have fully met the obligation which
their kindness placed on them.
Philadelphia to Be Accommodated at the
ipfmo of the btate.
HAKEiSBtTBG, January Sv Several hills
have been prepared for the consideration of
the Legislature, providing for the creation
of additional law Judges. Representative
Fow, of Philadelphia, is evidently going to
make himself solid with the Philadelphia
Judges, whom he proposes to relieve of much
of their work by addincr three to the number
of members of the Common Fleas Bench of
that city. Westmoreland, Northumberland
and other counties will also be represented
in demands for acts to give them each an
additional Judge
The judiciary of the State now takes a
slice of over "S500,000 annually out of the
public treasury, and owing to the creation
of new Judges the expense is gradually in
creasing. The records of the several courts
in the State show that the Judges in very
lew districts ore overworted, and in nearly
all of them they have an abundance of leis
ure. Instead of adding to the number of
Judges the Legislature would do itself more
credit by devising means by which the force
could be lessened.
Ilcavy Iosscs Sustained by the Failure of
the llarrlsburp Intcr-Municipnl Act
Habrisburg, January 8. The decision
of the Supreme Courtin declaring the inter
Municipal Act 'unconstitutional will cause
a loss of over S20.000 to the Barber Asphalt
Company, in work done in this city. The
cost of paving and curbing Market street
was about 35,000, and owners of property
abutting the street assessed in the aggregate
about $19,000 refused to pay their pro rata
share of the expense. Others paid a portion
of their assessments, and some of them will
doubtless decline to iSake further payments
because of the Supreme Court decision.
In addition to losing 20,000 on account of
paving, the Barber Asphalt Company
erected expensive works here, which they
will probably be obliged to remove. The
company will lose in the State about S100,
000, if the court should not reverse its opin
ion deciding the municipal act of 1874 un
constitutional as well as that of '87.
Governor Beaver's Linc-of-March Order to
be Issued in a Few Days.
Habrisburg, January 8. General
Hastings will leave for Washington to
morrow, to begin systematic' arrangements
for the inauguration of General Harrison.
He will be assisted in his work by the ex
ecutive clerk of the Governor, Major Lock
hart. General Hastingswill spend much of
his time in Washington between this and
the inauguration, in the performance of his
duties as Governor Beaver's chief of staff.
An order relative to the general informa
tion of the line of march will be issued in a
few days. Governor Beaver, as Grand
Marshal of the procession, is selecting mem
bers of his staff from the large number of
Eersons all over the country whose names
ave been submitted to him the past month.
21DST go Dome sdndat.
Members of the House Won't Stny in Harris
burn Over the Sabbath.
Harrisbubg, January 8. This week
probably only two sessions of the House will
be held, but next week that body will likely
begin meeting on Mondav evening and ad
journing the following Friday. Some of the
members who find it inconvenient to yisit
their homes because of the distance they
would have to travel are favorable to Sat
urday sessions, but they are in a minority,
and any effort they might make to expedite
the business of the House wonld be prompt
ly squelched.
The next long adjournment will not occur
before the February election, .when nearly
Continued on Sixth Panr,
t v
It is Almost Due at the Bit? Indianap
olis Cabinet-Making Shop.
Have Their Innings, Although Allison May
Knock Oat James G. B.
A Chicago Man Milliner MaVin? the Harrisons' In-
augural Clothes.
A dreary thud is looked for shortly at the
Indianapolis Cabinet-making shop. Again
the rumor floats about that even Quay
couldn't persuaae General Harrison to re
ward John Wanamaker's campaign liber
ality with a Cabinet position, and now
it is Adjutant General Hastings who is said
to be the President-elect's choice of Penn
sylvanians for the coveted plum. A Chi
cago man milliner is busjly engaged on the
inaugural outfits of the General and his
Indiau apolis, January 8. There is an.
ominous silence about the Cabinet-making
shop up on North Delaware street this last
day or two that is entirely consistent with
the theory that something is about to drop
in that neighborhood with a dreary, dismal
thud upon the aspirations of 993 of the 1,000
Cabinet exnectants. The visits of states
men from other parts of the country have
ceased entirely, and the groups of local
politicians have quit predicting, and simply
sit aronnd the hotels and look glum, as
though awaiting news of a death in the
family. Even the special dispatches o the
metropolitan papers on Cabinet matters fail
to arouse the wonted amusement in these
Hoosier statesmen who have known it all
ever since election.
The nearest approach to a statesman that
has registered at the hotels to-day, barring
Legislators who are coming into town on
every train, was that "amoosin' cuts," ex
Congrcssman Roswell G. Horr, of Michi
gan. Mr. Horr was here once before, soon
after election, and then ventilated bis views
as to himself in the Cabinet pretty freely.
The gist of them was that there wasn't any
more chance of his going into the Cabinet
than there was of the angel Gabriel going
to Hades, and that he didn't think much
of the Cabinet anyway, and would not go
into it if he had a chance.
Mr. Horr's visit here at the present time
is not to inform General Harrison that he
has reconsidered the matter and will go
Into the Cabinet, after all, but is an inci-
dental stopover in the course of His trip to
Juihll jecture engagements. Jtte maae tne
people laugh at Lebanon, O., last night,
and his next engagement is at Valparaiso,
Ind., for which place he started after a
short stop in this city. He went out to call
upon General Harrison while the General
was tramping about in the rain down
Mr. Horr says that he feels prouder than
ever of Michigan since some Michiganders
have succeeded in unloading electric sugar
upon the sharp New Yorkers at such a
profit, and he thinks there is more reason
than ever to expejt that General Alger wli',
go into the Cabinet. He also proposes to
suggest the electric brand of sugar to the
National Commitiee of the two parties as a
good substitute for the grades of sugar ordi
narily used in political campaigns. He be
lieves in encouraging home industries, and
proposes to boom Michigan electric sugar
all he can. j
Some significance is attached here to the
stories from the East that Adjutant General
Hastings, of Pennsylvania, is a possibility
for Postmaster General. The story agrees
with the belief here that one thing which
Quay learned while here was that Mr.
Wanamaker was not eligible for the Cabi
net. It is taken as certain that Pennsyl
vania ought to have some one in the Cabinet
if Quay asks it, and, with Wanamaker
counted out, almost any man Quay might
name would possibly be chosen.
Another story that has gained strength
since it was first hinted at a few
days ago, is the one that Senator Allison
may be Secretary of State' instead of the
Treasury Department, It is recognized
that such an appointment would solve the
Blaine-Sherman rivalry in the way that
seems to be a favorite one with General
Harrison, by ignoring it entirely, and it
would also make it possible to give New
York the Treasury. v
Dispatches froii New York, stating that
Miller's friends claim that he is still among
the possibilities, are not credited here. It
is thought that any provision for Miller
will have to be made in some other way
than by a Cabinet appointment, in the way
of the extensive indorsement of Piatt by the
New York leaders. There is no doubt,
though, from the personal relations of the
two men, that Jtiuier will be loosed alter in
some other way when Harrison gets into
Carriages are not the onlv thing which
General Harrison and his lamily will de
pend upon the resources of the West. The
President-elect will be inaugurated in Chi
cago clothes, and his wife and daughter will
wear in Washington an outfit of tailor
made costumes from the same tailor. Both
the General's coats and trousers and the
ladies' gown will be made at the same place,
the esUblisment of George W. Matthews.
Mr. Matthews was sent lor to take the or
ders of the family some time ago, and to-day
made his third trip to this city on that busi
ness. He took General Harrison's measure
first, and orders for as rich and becoming
suits as tould be made for use on an inaug
uration day and evening.
The visit to-day was to submit samples to
Mrs. Harrison and Mrs. McKee. The busi
ness was serious, and it took both afternoon
and morning sessions to complete it. Sev
eral lady friends of the family were present
on both occasions, to assist the judgment of
Mrs. HarrisoD and her daughter in the mat-.
ter of colors and styles. Still another visit
by Mr. Matthews will be necessary before
any cloth is cut. He will bring his artist
with him then, and effective draping will
be devised as for all the costumes. Final
orders will then be given, and the dresses
will then be complete in time for use at
The costumes Mr. Matthews will make
are those that the ladies wili need for street,
shopping and calling wear. A more
elaborate costume for Mrs. Harrison to wear
at the inaugural ball is now being made in
this city, it is said. Cincinnati dressmakers,
it is said, may also get some orders for full
dress costumes for the ladies of the family.
Mr. Matthews has done work for the Har
risons before. He has been Russell Harri
son's tailor for a good many years, and is
making several suits for "him now. He
tried four coats on him last night in Chica
go, where Russell stopped over on his way
to Omaha.
H. M. Garlick, an artist of Chicago and
Secretary of the Tippecanoe Clnb of that
city, came to Indianapolis to-day to make
sketches of the more notable of the souv
enirs which have been sent to the President
elect. He was especially careful to get a
good copy of the painting of the original
log cabin, and, it is said, will produce it in
an enlarged form.
Nope of the Managers of the Electric Sugar
Wreck Are Oat of Pocket The
IiOiers Are Those Who
Bought the .-hares.
New York, January 8. President Cot
terill, of the electric sugar wreck, sent
word to-day from Michigan to Robertson,
Treasurer, to be silent as to his doings in
Michigan. The announcement that no
mention of raw sugar to be refined by the
professor's process appeared in the contract
between him and Mrs. Friend, and the
company represented by Mr. Woodworth
and Mr.Cotterill was variouslyreceivedhere.
Mr. Robertson said it was a quibble that
would not stand for an instant. Concerning
Mr. Cotterill's troubles with Major Patter
son, Mr. Robertson said he spent Monday
evening and early yesterday hunjting up
Mr. Cotterill's alleged conduct and the re
ported misappropriation of the Major's
money. Mr. Itobertson said that friends of
Mr. Cotterill's had told him that the story
was not true.
A good deal of stress was put upon Mr.
Robertson's statement that he and Mr. Cot
terill had not lost anything by the smash.
Neither did Mr. Woodworth, the first
President of the company. Neither has R.
a. itobertson, the treasurer s uncle, now in
Florida. Neither have the Friends and
, the Howards. Indeed, they are all very
much better off from their connection with
the company. The loss has fallen upon
those who purchased the shares lrom them.
Mr. Robertson said to-day that of the
original 10,000 shares of the company the
protessor received 6,000, and he, Mr. Cot
terill and Mr. Woodworth had the remain
ing 4.000 shares eauallv divided nmnntr
them. They were to organize the companv
J and furnish the money for the factory and
me macninery nnu inciaeniais, such as
the raw sugar for the experiments.
Mr. Robertson reiterated his state
ment that the company had received only
350,000 from the sale of shares. Of this
$220,000 had been paid out for the factory
and the machinery. This leaves a balance
of S130.800 not accounted for. Mr. Robert
son said point blank that he would not tell
where this money was. It would be known
1 when he issued his statement to the share
Djnamilo Startles Itoynltv at Madrid A
Petard Exploded on a Grand Stair
case Windows Shattered and
Courllr Folk Badly Scared.
Madrid, January 8. An attempt to
blow up the Royal Palace was made here
to-day. No one was injured, and the only
damage done was the smashing of many
windows. The petard with which the at
tempt was made was exploded on the stair
case of the palace.
Great excitement prevailed for a time, the
members of the royal household being
j most panic-stricken. Prime Minister
Sagasta, as soon as he heard of the attempted
outrage, hurried from the Congress to the
palace, where he at once was admitted to an
audience with the Queen.
The explosion has caused widespread
alarm. The previous explosions of petards
in the street werelittle noticed. The petards
were carelessly, almost harmlessly, con
structed. ine uovernor 01 .Madrid received an
anonymous letter on Sunday saying that
the outrages would be continued. The ex
plosions are supposed to be dde to the re
cent active raidings of a gambling house,
the frequenters of which were arrested and
fined, and the money found on the tables
Henry Gaynor Fully Convinced That Mar
riage Isn't a Saccess.
New York, January 8. Henry Gaynor
married Mary Smythe three years ago. She
was then 16 years old. She began to throw
things at him before their honeymoon was
up. She hit him on the head with a beer
mug. She nearly set fire to the house by
throwing a lighted Limp at him. She beat
her baby as soon as it got old enough, and
got drunk repeatedly. Last Christmas Sirs.
Gaynor was too drunk to get supper for. the
baby and Mr. Gaynor. Then she left him
to live with her parents. He wanted a
divorce at once, but he could get no chance
to serve the papers.
On New Year's Eve his mother-in-law
gave a party. He dressed his clerk up in
his dress suit, put the papers in his pocket,
and sent him to the party a an invited
guest. As soon as the clerk found Mrs.
Gaynor iu the parlor he thrust the papers
into her hand and made off.
Methodist Missionary In Iionlslana Is Be
lieved to Hare Been Murdered.
Amite City, La., January 8. A short
time since a missionary of the Northern
Methodist Church, whose name cannot be
learned, appeared at Pocbatoula and
preached to the negroes. The next week he
went to Springfield, where he had a
largo negro congregation. A ball was
given In the town the same
night, and during its progress a number of
young roughs seized the preacher, beat him
brutally about the head, stripped him and
switched him terribly on his bare back.
It is stated that after the whipping the
minister was chased into the river, which
he attempted to cross. It is thought he lost
his life. The roughs who committed the
crime charge that the minister was inciting
negroes to riot, but this is denied by the
better element, who denounce the outrage
as an act of diabolism on the part of men
naturally vicious.
A Shrewd Bank President Swindled by a
Shrewder sharper.
Frederick, Md., January 8. Joseph
D. Baker, President of the Citizens' Bank,
of Frederick, mourns the loss ol 83,000. A
sharp swindler dressed up to represent a
rough-looking farmer took him out in the
country and showed a fine farm and this he
sold him for the sum named, taking a
check and giving a receipt and contract to
make a deed.
The swindler had no title to the land, but
he succeeded iu beating the banker back to
town and got away with the money.
Democrats Organize Both Branches of the
California Legislature.
Sacramento, January 8. The Legisla
ture permanently organized to-day. The
Democrats control both houses. S. M.
White, who was temporary chairman of the
National Democratic convention at St.
Louis June last, was elected President pro
tem. of the Senate. Robert Howe was
elected Speaker of the Assembly.
The latter made a short address in which
he-called attention to the necessity of revis
ing the registration and election laws of the
His Forces Have Defeated Legitime
in Three Engagements.
Lawlessness Prevails Thronghout the Isl
and, and There
Legitimes Orjin Bitterly Attacta the Coarse of the
United States.
The latest news from Port-au-Prince is
that Hyppolite's forces are closing in on the
city. Legitime's career is believed to be
nearly ended. In the interioi of the island
a horrible state of affairs prevails, and can
nibalism is practiced. The steamer Hay
tien Republic has not been released. A
Legitimist newspaper is very bitter on the
actions of the American Consul.
Port-au-Prince, Hattt, December 30.
As this dispatch is being written the depo
sition of Xegitime by the dissatisfied citi
zens of the Capital, or by the advancing vic
torious troops of the North under Hyppolite,
appears to be shortly expected by all but the
immediate supporters of Legitime. Three
battles have been fought and lost by the
Legitimists in the past ten days.
Thefirst, nearHinche. was most disastrous,
followed by an engagement on December 22
a few miles northeast by road from here.
During the rapid retreat on the Capital two
divisions of the Southern army deserted to
pursuine Northerners.
The army of the North is entrenching it
self some 20 miles from Port-au-Prince,
completing their lines of communication,
reorganizing their augmented army and
awaiting the arrival of recently purchased
arms and munitions of war. They are also
devastating the great agricultural section
where they are now encamped, and from
which Legitime received the greater portion
of his supplies.
General Hyppolite, having been elected
and declared Provisional President by the
central and northern departments, on his
capture of the capital will demand a Con
gress of Deputies from all the departments
and the election of a permanent President,
declaring Legitime's election unconstitu
tional and void. He will probably then be
the only candidate in the field,
horrible cannibalism.
Without law, life or property is unsafe in
this section. Excess of every kind is the
rule. The horrid canniballistic rites of vou
dooism are revived, and reports reach this
city of a meeting of several thousand Christ
mas night near Jacmel, and the sacrifice of
a voung girl and the greedy scramble far
some portion of the half-cooked flesh. The
deVastation of the central part of the island
has been the cause of the robbery of recently
buried bodies, and the devouring ot the
same. These are well authenticated facts.
The French warships cabled for have not
arrived. The schooner Aurora was captured
in ban Domingo waters, her mail bag
weighted with lead seized before it could be
thrown overboard, the letters opened and
found to contain statements implicating
some 30 prominent persons at present in
Port-au-Prince, most of whom were prev
iously unsuspected. All have been thrown
into prison, and it is feared that all will be
shot or held as hostages in attempts to
parley with the northern forces, and on their
near approach to this city summarily shot.
Many ot these persons held high positions
in Legitime's Government. The seizure of
the vessel in foreign waters, offeringno reason
for such action, was another high handed
outrage. The cargo of provisions was in
stantly appropriated as being much needed.
not a legal blockade.
The whole Haytian navy, consisting of
some eight vessels, occupied the inner
harbor December 24 and 25, thus rendering
null and void any previous blockade. The
Havtians claim they were ordered in to
prevent the seizure of the steamship
Haytien Republic, but their real mission
was to delend Port-au-Prince from
Hyppolite's forces. The French Minister
Le Compte de Leo Maisons will be re
called as soon as Hyppolite, who has
already cabled a protest to Paris, reaches
The steamship Haytien Republic is still
in the hands of Admiral Luce. While it is
impossible to secure the $350,000 indemnity
demanded for her detention and damage to
property of her owners, passengers and
crew, it is thought that it will be possible to
secure some cash down. The Government
pleads poverty, but has recently paid 100,
000 for a former Eoglish mail steamer
which they have fitted out as a gunboat, and
on December "6 paid to the steamer Andes
827,500 for 5,000 Winchester rifles" and
100,000 rounds ammunition all in gold.
It is also claimed that Legitime has ap
propriated to his own privy purse all the re
mainder of the cash in the treasury and will
flee by his fastest gunboat as soon as his fall
is an assured fact. Unless the indemnity, is
paid by the Legitime Government it is
hardly probable that n will be paid at all,
as nyppoute is noi nsieiy 10 assume naou
ity for the excesses and outrages of the pres
ent Government.
Legitime's official organ issues the follow
ing to the American and European press,
under the title of "Une Infamie (An out
rage.) It is deplorable for a great and historical na
tion, and a republic as well, to abuse its power
by oppressing the feeble in illegally opposing
the power of reason with its guns. But after
all Is it the great and historical nation which
must be accused, or is it her accredited repre
sentatives who abuse their great power by lead
ing their Government into wrong action. This
is what has taken place in our little Republic,
which, from its geographical position, should
appeal to its protection or certainly to its im
partiality. The United States is onr senior. A
civil war prevails, a merchant ship the Hay
tien Republic sides with the rebels. Interferes
with our affairs, transports arms and material
of war, soldiers and delegates for the insur
gents. A blockade is declared, and, in defiance of all
rights, this vessel forces this blockade, after
having attempted to stir up the people of
peaceful towns to revolt. The capture is made
after the blockade had been duly establi-hed,
and after due judgment tins prize has been de
clared a legal one. Nothing can be said in de
fense. No argument, no protestation can be
made against it, as it is clear and in evidence
that the vessel is a legal prize. But here we
have Mr. Thompson, Consul for the United
States, who, notwithstanding the declared
opinion of the American press that the United
States Cabinet should not join in with the
rebels against a friendly nation, but, on the
contrary, should abide by a judicial decree.
This we submit to the judgment of the press of
America and Europe."
Harry Mead Gets Rid of His Wife nnd She's
ns Glad as Ho Is.
Brooklyn, January 8. Harry O. Mead,
of this city, got' an absolute divorce from
Mrs. Mead to-day. He wished to be separ
ated from her because his servant girl saw
her kiss Frank Pkochelle, and drink wine
out of the same bottle with him. As soon as
the servant girl told him what she saw he
put his wife out of the house. She told him
she was glad to be rid of him.
She has lived with Rochelle since then.
She expects to marry Rochelle now that Mr.
Mead has made her free.
a fierce steuggle.
Both Parties Trying to Organize the West
Virginia Lealslntpre Kenna's
Strength Great In the Dem
ocratic Caucus.
Charleston, W. Va., Jmuary 8. The
members of the Legislature are all here.
The Senate stands: Democrats. 12; Repub
licans, 13. Independent Union Labor, 1.
One Republican Senator, it is said, will not
vote with his party because of ill treatment
at their hands two years ago. The House
stands: Democrats, 34; Republicans, 31,
but it is also said by some that there are
some disaffected Democrats in the House
who may not be relied upon to vote for regu
lar caucus nominees, so that the organiza
tion of either House ia uncertain. The
Union Labor Senator did not go into either
caucus, so his course is unknown. The only
action to he expected from the session is
Fleming, Democrat, has served notice of
contest on Goff, Republican, for Governor,
and it is rumored the Secretary of State
will be enjoined from delivering the results
of the election to the Legislature, as Goff
would have 30 days in which to file his re
ply and 30 more in which to carry on the
contest, by which time the session would be
over and Goff would be Governor until a
special session should he called. Both
parties are determined to do all in power
to obtain the Governor, the Republicans
claiming the election on the face of the re
turns, and the Democrats claiming lem-l
ing's election if the most palpable frauds
are thrown out. No stone will be left un
turned by either side.
On joint balbjt the Democrats have a ma
jority of one, counting the Independent as
Republican, so that unless there is a split
in the party a Democrat will be elected.
Shoujd a caucus be held now it is certain
that " Kenna, Democrat, would receive the
nomination of his party, but whether he
would receive their unanimous indorsement
is questionable. To-night nothing definite
can be known. Both parties working hard
to organize the Houses.
Caucuses were held this evening and the
Democratic nominees are: For Speaker of
the House, J. J. Woods, of Wheeling;
Clerk, J. M. Hamilton, of Calhoun county.
These nominations show that Kenna's
strength is the greatest, notwith
standing rumors of disaffected Democrats.
These nominees will probably be elected.
Up to a late honr the Republicans were
still in caucus, and nothing is known as to
their nominees, although it is probable that
R. S. Carr, Union Labor, will receive their
nomination for President of the Senate,
which will be understood as a bid for his
vote for Senator.
How Qnny. CIarkon nnd Dudley, It Is Said,
Robbed the Prohibition Organ of
Its Effectiveness A Tale of
Two Thieving Clerks.
New York, January 8. The proprietors
and publishers of the Voice, the organ of
the Prohibition party, make some very un
pleasant charges against Quay, Clarkson
and Dudley, the managers of the Repub
lican campaign. They are to the effect
that two clerks in the office of the Fbice
stole the Voice's mailing lists and sold
them to Quay and Clarkson for i-W) and a
promise of other situations.
These libts, it is alleged, were used during
the recent campaign to defeat the object of
the Prohibition party, the 5,000 subscribers
to the Voice being flooded with Republican
anti-Prohibition literature in the place of
their regular organ.
The story covers nine columns of this
week's issue of the paper, and is backed up
with the sworn confessions of the two thiev
ing clerks, and fac simile copies of brief
notes from Clarkson and Dudley. These
notes, however, are not in any way com
promising, except in so far as they show that
Clarkson and Dudley were in correspondence
with the thieving clerks.
The story would indicate that Clarkson
entered into negotiations with the clerks
with the expectation of receiving from them
proof that the Prohibition campaign was
being backed by funds from Democratic
sources. There is no proof of this, however.
One of the twoMishonest clerks was a deaf
mute. He was arrested a few days since at
Braddock, Pa., and brought here from Pitts
Edward Fenton Honeywood,a Forger, 'Weds
His Fnitiifnl Sweetheart.
NEWARK, N. J., January 8. Edward
Fenton Honeywood, scion of a noble house
and a convicted forger, who was sentenced
on Monday to two years in State prison, was
married in the Essex county jail, to-day,
to Miss Minnie A. Ayres, the 19-year-old
girl to whom he was paying attention when
he forged a check for 15 and passed it upon
Mr. P. McDonald, a Newark drygoods
dealer. Honeywood was boarding with the
girl's mother, in Commerce street, this city.
The girl stuck to Honeywood through his
Mr. James A. Brady, counsel for Honey
wood, disapproved of the marriage, but the
couple were persistent, and Rev. William
Day, of the Warren Street Methodist
Church, was asked to perform the cere
mony. Quite a large party gathered in the
office of the jail at 7:20 o'clock to-night,
when young Honeywood, pale and interest
ing, was brought from bis cell. He stood
up at the side of the blushing girl, who
greeted him warmly. After the long cere
mony was completed, Honeywood kissed
his wife and also Miss Hawthorne, and was
escorted back to his cell.
A Jealous Italian I.over Performs a Light
ning Piece of Dentistry.
New York, January 8. Thomas De
Martin went into a restaurant at 65 Mul
berry street last night, and a pretty Italian
girl behind the counter smiled when he
said "Good evening" to her. With a howl
of rage her lover, Antonio Gallio, rushed
at DeMartin with an open razorand clipped
his head with it. The proprietor seized De
Martin and the girl fainted. As she fell
she knocked over a stove, and Gallio
seized a red-hot stove lifter and again at
tacked DeMartin, knocking out two teeth,
which DeMartin alterward" recovered from
the floor.
Gallio was arrested. DeMartin was con
siderably bruised when he appeared against
Gallio at the Tombs Police Court to-day.
He showed the two teeth in court and Gallio
was held for examination.
Another Organized Bond of Juvenile Scamps
Broken Up by Arrest.-
Lancaster, January 8. To-day 20 boys
of this city, ranging in age from 15 to 20
years, were arrested for stealing from the
large hardware and cigar stores. Two of
the gang arrested early in the week confessed
and implicated 20 others. The boys had An
organization to steal, and have been operat
ing for two years, during which time they
stole thousands of dollars' worth of goods,
which they sold. A number of boys of re
spectable parents are in the trouble, and
their arrests created a stir.
All having hous3 to Let can
reach the best tai through the .
of THE lf-,1
Kew York ChinamtJjfcTondly Dedi
cate Their House .fbrship. ,
Remodeled and Made the Sacred Receptacle
of Their Loved, Idol.
Afterwarii Taken Home and Eaten With a Gusto ty
the Contributors.
Joss is in his new New York temple. His
faithful subjects dedicated their place of
worship yesterday. The ceremonies were
characteristically peculiar. After placing ,
numerous offerings at the feet of their Joss,
the votaries of the idol took home the ediblt
portions of the feast and ate them.
New York. January 8. The Chinese
dedicated their new Joss house It 16 Mott
street to-day. The new temple is on the top
floor of the building, which the Chinamen
of New York have recently bought and re
fitted for the purpose, and the rest of the
building is devoted to profane purposes.
The building was originally a tenement
house, and its purchase and alteration to itf
present uses cost more than 525,000.
The removal of Joss from the Chatham
square tabernacle to his new home took
place on Saturday. When to-day, the day
of dedication, dawned, the imperial banner
of China, a yellow ensign bearing a blue
dragon, floated from the top ot the new teSn
ple. Two enormous Chinese lanterns of
variegated hues hung from the balconies
along the front of the building, which was
otherwise bedecked with bits of color.
Yee Shaw How, the Chinese Consul, ia
full mandarin costnme, with his staff, also
clothed in formal attire, was on hand shortly
after 6 a. m., and an hour later the open
ing dedication service began. Ny Yuen Ti,
Chairman of the Chinese Board of Alder
men, acted as high priest, and two well-to-do
Mott street merchants were bis assistants.
how tiiet were dressed.
The high priest wore a robe of blue silk,
and his cap, of the same material, was
capped with a red button. The assistant
priests were yellow silk robes, with the
collar and sleeves bordered with white.
Some ot the elders of the congregation wore
mandarin costumes,-but the rank and file
wore the ordinary blue blouse. No women
were present.
The opening ceremony was the bringing
in ot an immense roast pig on a red wooden
tray. The pig, which was curiously paint
ed and decorated, was placed on a table in
front of the altar. Around it were grouped
other offerings to Joss in the shape ot boiled
goats' flesh, chickens, pigeons, ducks.young
pigs, etc These offerings were variously
disguised by Chinese cuisine skill. A duck,
for example, was made up to look like a
small deer with an nnuiually broad snout;
chickens were ornamented with peacocks
heads and tails, s.o that they resembled the
vainer fowl, and were so carved a"s to look
like miniature dragons; the suckling pigs
were decorated with queer shapes; the dif
ferently colored cakes were arranged in
pyramids, and the other thincs were 'made
conspicuous, either by their bright colors or
unusual shapes.
The appearance of the offerings was hailed
bv the clashing of cymbals and beating of
tom-toms, wbieh could be heard at the
neighboring Church of the Transfiguration,
where early mass was in progress. The
musicians, who were 12 in number, also
bore gongs, violins, drums, flutes and a sort
of instrument which evolved sounds like
those of a bagpipe. The dedication services
were conducted by clans, or families, of
whom there are about 20 in the Chinese
colony, the Mooy clan having the first call.
Mooy Chnen occupied a conspicuous place
at the opening service, being Secretary ofi
State and interpreter for Joss. As such he
stood at the right of the throne and carried
a small yellow flag. He chanted as the
priests approached the altar: "Zun-ch-ing-lov-ve-e-e"
("Behold, thy servant is com
ing"). "Ch-ing-khi-ee-ho-o-o" ("they are al
ready here") was the response.
As the priests, with heads bent down,
stood in front of the shrine, one of the elders
in mandarin costume chanted: "Sh-kiv-ay"
(before Holiness kneel").
"Oi-mi-to-fo, oi-moi-to-fo" ("the sacred
name of Buddha"), chanted the three priests
in response.
"Oi-mi-to-fo," repeated the congregation
in one voice.
The priests now knelt and struck the
floor with their foreheads three times. Ris
ing, thev placed Jos sticks in a huge urn
on the altar and set fire to them. Then they
knelt again, and a tray holding three tiny
cups of tea was placed before them. Each
took a cup with both hand3, and, holding it
as high as his forehead as he faced Joss,
said :
"Sh-ing cha, oi-mi-to-fo, shing." ("Drink
tea. Oimitofo, drink.")
Wine was next offered, with similar ol
servances, and then more Joss sticks were
burned, together with a lot of make-believe
paper money, which is supposed to be as
much used as genuine in the other world.
The big pier and the rest of the offerings on
the table were then presented to Joss in the
following formula:
"Behold, your Holiness, all the smallest
tokens of our regards. Please receive these
viands and oblige your humble servants."
The band played out again at the conclu
sion of the ceremonv. Joss never got the
pig and its accessories, after all. They were
taken home and eaten by the contributors.
Removal of the Fnmons Magician to nn In
sane Asylnm In the East.
New York, Jannary 8. David Batchis,
who a few years ago was widely known as
"Signor Blitz" the magician, is at the,
Kings County Hospital at Flatbush, hope
lessly insane. He was lately transferred to
that institution from the State Asylum at
H.irrisburg, Pa. Miss Marie Vanzandt,
the well-known vocalist, is his granddaugh
ter. Batchis is a Hebrew, and is about 70
years old. His wife lives in Brooklyn, and
her objeet in having him removed to the
Flatbush Asylum is to have him near her.
The once famous prestidigitatenrlwas re
duced to his present condition bjr Daralysis.'
He speaks plainly, and occasionally ha
shows gleams of his former art. A few
davs ago he asked for a pack ol cards and
wanted to give a performance for the benefit
of his fellow patients. His last pnblio ex
hibition in Brooklyn was given at the
Athenxum Club, ten years ago.
TIio Hnpplrst Day of His Life.
New York, January 8. Adolph Reich;'
the wife murderer whose death sentence has
been commuted by the Governor, was taken
to Sing Sing prison to-day. He made six
larewell visits to condemned murderers just
before leaving the Tombs. He told them
all to-day was the happiest day of his life.
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