Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 11, 1889, Image 1

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Speaker Boyer's Appointments
More Than Satisfy the
New Members.
An Expensive Contested Election In
An Economical Spnsm Too Much Money
Spent on rittburg Senator llclamntcr
Opposed to Wasting Time The Juris
diction of the Sennto Questioned Six
Hundred Appointments Confirm ed Scrnb
Women Jitter Places Too Colored Ele
ment Recognized Governor BcaTcr
Wants to Wipe Ont the State Debt
They Don't LIko the buprcmo Court's
The news from Harrisburg to-day is of a
decidedly interesting and chatty character.
Speaker Boyer has succeeded in pleasing
nearly everybody in making his appoint
ments, and congratulates himself thereat.
The rush for anything in the nature of a
public office is shown by the throngs of ap
plicants for the positions of scrub-women.
Governor Beaver will, through the Attor
ney General, push the suits against a
number of large corporations to enforce the
payment of taxes, and expects to collect
enough money to pay off the State debt.
The Osbourne-Devlin Senatorial contest is
progressing slowly, and is expected to
prove very costly to the State.
Hareisbukg, January 10. The Legis
lature isn't showing much disposition to get
down to work,although the committees have
been announced a little earlier than usual.
As there are 33 standing committees in the
House, with an average membership of 25,
the assignment of places is a very difficult
task, and as many are necessarily disap
pointed because they are not as conspicu
ously recognized on the committees as they
anticipated, it becomes a thankless one.
Representative Boyer was greatly as
sisted in making his selections by reason of
his having been the preceding Speaker of
the House, and because his re election was
generally conceded after the November
election. The certainty of his success
enabled him to devote weeks in arranging
the committees, and when the legislature
met very little was left for him to do in
that direction. His work hasn't been sub
jected to much adverse criticism, the gen
eral verdict being that he has performed his
duty welL The new members are particu
larly well satisfied, as they have been given
more than ordinary recognition.
An Economical bpasm.
The House had an economical spasm to
day. The Senate had made an amendment
to a resolution largely increasing the num
ber of copies of the Governor's message au
thorized to be printed, and the House voted
tdown the extravagant change by an em
phatic vote, after Representative Kauffman
had expressed his amazement at the rapidity
with which printing bills were growing.
This move of reform was supplemented by
the withdrawal of a resolution for the print
ing of 8,000 copies of a miniature legislative
The Senate was not excited to-day by any
disturbing feature. There was a little de
bate on Penrose's proposition to adjourn
irora to-day until Tuesday, caused Ly the
objection of Senator Delamater to the pro
posed waste of time. He suggested that the
Senate could at least make a pretense of
doing work by meeting on Monday evening
next, and he succeeded in having adopted
an amendment to Penrose's resolution fixing
that night for the end of the recess. Soon
after the resolution as amended by Delama
ter was rescinded and the original proposi
tion carried after Senator Gobin had stated
that owing to the Senatorial investigation
eight members of the Senate could not at
tend the session on Monday.
An Expensive investigation.
He explained that the Committee on
Elections would have a meeting on Tuesday
to give ex-Attorney General Cassidy an op
portunity to make an argument on the
jurisdiction of the Senate to inquire into
the validity of Devlin's election, an investi
gation, by the way, which a Republican
member of the committee said to-day would
protably involve an expenditure of between
?20,O00 and $30,000.
The Senate confirmed over COO appoint
ments made by the Governor during the
legislative recess of the past 19 months.
Amone other nominations confirmed was
that of Samuel "W. Pennypacker by a
unanimous vote.
There was a big rush of applicants for
the positions of scrub women in the rotunda
of the Capitol to-night. About 125 persons
are required to keep the hall of the House
and the committee rooms clean, and the
number of women who made application
for places aggregated nearly 1,000. The
rotunda was crowded long in advance of the
time set for the announcement of the names
of the lucky ones, and when the roll was
completed disappointment was depicted on
the countenance of many who failed to ob
tain the recognition which they expected.
Sknrp Contest for Small Frizes.
The scrub women make, on the average,
$1 a week, for which they work two even
ings. In the Senate 80 scrub women are
employed, and they get the same pay
allowed those of the House. Th'e Senate
appointments were made a few days ago, and
over 200 applicants for the positions were
disappointed. There is always a lively
,) scramble for these humble places, but the
demand at the present Session was unprec
edented in the number who applied for
them and in the persistency with w hich they
pressed their claims. There was a particu
larly large representation of colored women
in the throng to-night at the capital, and
the hearts of a considerable number were
gladdened by the announcement that they
had been appointed. There were very few
Democratic women present, as they are not
encouraged to apply when the Legislature
is in the hands of the opposition.
The Senate Librarian makes these ap
pointments for the Senate and the Chief
Clerk for the House, and the lives of these
men have been- made miserable by the im
portunities of the applicants and their
friends for the past few weeks. The contests
for these places begin soon after it is known
which party has sucoeeded, and it continues
until the appointments have been maae.
Senators and Representatives do not escape.
They are expected to exert their influence
in securing positions for those who call on
them, and the legislators add to the troubles
of the appoiuting officers by making appeals
for the selection of those who have intrusted
their cases to them.
Enonch to Wipe Ont tbo Stnto Debt.
If the State should succeed in collecting
the tax which it maintains is due from
various corporations it would be, able to
wipe out the public debt within a short
period. Governor Beaver is desirous of the
extinguishment of this debt before his re
tirement from office, and the news that there
are over $5,000,000 owing from corporations
has filled him with delight and inspired the
hope that this fondly cherished anticipa
tions will be realized. It is alleged by
counsel employed by the State that these
corporations have swindled the State for 15
or 20 years by making inaccurate and
fraudulent reports to the Auditor General's
The claims, which aggregate over 55,000,
000 are against eight companies. The Dela
ware and Hudson Canal Company, which
in 1870 paid taxes on a basis of only $3,700,
000 of capital invested in this State, is said
to have a capital of 517,-000,000, according to
reports filed at the Department of Internal
Affairs. Tbe claim against it for tax, with
interest and penalties, is 977,000. Lehigh
Yalley Railroad Company, S744.000; Dela
ware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad
Company, 5969,000; Philadelphia and Read
ing, $06,000; Pennsylvania Railroad Com
pany, 51,185,000; Erie and "Western Trans
portation Company, 209,000; Philadelphia
and Erie Railroad Company, $419,000, and
the Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company,
of Philadelphia, $300,000, making a grand
total of $5,300,000. As the corporations
against which these claims have been set
tled will not pay them the court will be
asked to compel them to come down with
the cash.
Tbcy Don't Approve of Silken Gowns.
The wearing of silk gowns by the members
of the Supreme Court is not a popular
change, if the members of the House reflect
the views of their constituents. The receipt
of a postal by Representative Taggart, of
Montgomery, from an indignant friend de
ploring the action of tbe Supreme Court,
has led him to ask a large number of his
fellow-members as to their opinion of the
innovation. The result of his investigation
has been the expression of an almost uni
versal sentiment in opposition to the
gowns. The man who has communicated
with Representative Taggart has suggested
that he could immortalize himself by offer
ing a resolution condemning and declaring
improper the wearing of gowns by the Su
preme Court, because it is against all ideas
of democratic simplicity. '"The next thing,"
he says, "we shall address the Court as they
do in England, 'May it please Your Lord
ship.' "
The Osbourne-Devlin Senatorial contest
promises to be the most expensive in the
legislative history of the State. Three or
four stenographers are employed in taking
down the testimony and writing it out, and
already 800 typewriter pages are in the
hands of the committee. Only a few hun
dred witnesses have been examined. If the
plan of contest is not changed there are
thousands more to follow. The witnesses
receive $1 50 each, which expense with
other incidental costs will involve an ex
penditure variously estimated at from $15,
000 to $30,000, unless the contestant (ex
Senator Osbourne) changes his drag net
Proposed Amendments to tbe Brooks High
License Law Transfers Fcrmltted.
Haeeisbukg, January 10. Mr. Brooks,
of Philadelphia, has prepared amendments
to the famous bill, of which he was the
author, which will be introduced in the
House to-day.
Transfers of license are permitted, and a
license is held to be tangible property and
can be inherited. Females and minors are
forbidden to be employed at bars. Hours
are fixed for closing bars from 10 P M. to 6
A. 3L, but in, cities, Councils may, by ordi
nance, permit bars to keep open from 6 A.
M. to midnight. Liquor retailed must be
drank on the premises, and cannot be taken
Mr. Brooks also has an act providing for
the pay of constables who perform their
duties under the high license act.
The Places Filled by the Allegheny Connty
Haekisbueg, January 10. The commit
tees of the House were announced to-day,
and the Allegheny county members were
placed as follows:
Ways and Means Graham, Chairman; S. M.
Lafferty, Nesbit.
Judiciary General-Hall, Chairman; Stewart
Sbiras, White, Stewart.
Appropriations Dearden, Chairman; Mar
shall. Lemon.
Railroads Brooks, Chairman; Richards, Bul
ger. Apricultural-Hickman, Chairman; Nesbit.
Corporations Billmgsley, Chairman; Mar
shall, Lemon, Stewart.
Municipal Corporations Connel, Chairman;
Richards. Lafferty, Kobison.
Education Bean. Chairman; Stewart,
Citv Passenger Railways-Keyser, Chairman;
Chalfant, White, Bulger.
Judiciary Local Franklin, Chairman; Robin
son, Jonc?.
Insurance Baldwin, Chairman; Robison,
Nesbit, Bulger.
Cooper nnd Gobin to bo Legislated Ont of
Their Districts.
Hakrisbueg, January 10. There is talk
of legislating Cooper and Gobin, both of
whom voted for Cochran for Chief Clerk,
out of their separate districts. Neither
Delawaror Lebanon has sufficient popula
tion to entitle it to a Senator based on the
census of 1880, which will govern in the
drafting of the -Senatorial apportionment
which is to he made by the present Legisla
ture. Senator Rutan is Chairman of the Legis
lative Apportionment Committee of the
Its Friends Will Endeavor to Posh It to an
Early Passage.
HARr.lSBDT.G, January 10. Representa
tive Dravo, of Beaver, has charge of the
prohibitory amendment which will prob
ably be introduced in the House to-morrow.
An effort will probably be made by its
friends to have it considered out ot order
for the purpose of insuring its early passage.
Dravo also has a bill to perpetuate patri
otic memories, which authorizes commis
sioners to expend $10,000 in the erection of
soldiers' monuments.
A Number of Bills Introduced Into the
Stato Senate Yesterday.
Habbisbtjrg, January 10. A number
of new bills were introduced to-day. Among
them were :
An act to establish a State board of medical
examiners and licensers.
An act to repeal the fence law of 1700 requir
ing fences to bo five feet high and close at the
An act to establish a board of directors of
nautical schools and to establish nautical
An act to amend the eighty-fourth section of
the law of 1842. regulating election districts;
providing for the selection of election judges,
inspectors, eta, also requiring courts to make
appointments to fill vacancies in offices of judce
and inspectors by reason of death, etc
An act to prevent the sale of intoxicating
drinks on Decoration Day.
An act providing for appointment of law
librarians of court; also, an act fixing tho limi
tation of prosecution for embezzlement by ad
ministrators, guardians, etc.
An act authorizing actions for mesno profits
tn be begun in certain cases before recovery In
An act to continue existing charters and
time for completing railroads. This is believed
to be in tho interest of the South Penn.
An act increasing the limit of real and per
sonal estate which maybe held by corporations
for religious and charitable purposes.
Requiring names of principals doing busi
ness through agents to have their names
registered, etc.
An act to prescribe time within which per
sonal actions must be commenced.
The Senate adjourned till 9 p. M. Tues
A Constitntlonal Amendment Necessary to
Remedy the municipal Muddle.
Haekisburg, January 10. A constitu
tional amendment has been prepared, which
will be presented to the Legislature at an
early day. This is believed to be the only
way out of the confusion into which munici
pal affairs have been thrown by the Supreme
Court decisions, and is expected to satisfy
the cities. The amendment reads:
Section L Be it resolved, etc. that tho follow
ing amendment is proposed to the Constitution
of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in ac
cordance with the provisions of the eighteenth
article thereof. There shall be an additional
section to article three of tbe Constitution to
be designated section 31, as follows:
Section 31. The General Assembly shall pro
vide for the classification of cities in accord
ance with tbe population, and tbo class to
which any city now in existence or hereafter to
be created shall belong, shall be determined by
the population thereof as ascertained by each
United Stated decennial census, and cities
shall be changed from one class to another as
poDulation shall secure the number of the
classes and tbe ratio of population to each class
may be changed at the next succeeding session
after each decennial census and not oftner.
The General Assembly may pass laws regu
lating the affairs of cities by classes in any or
all of the classes into which they shall bo di
Tbo Attorney General Wants a Railroad to
Tell All About a Bond Issue.
Haekisbueg, January 10. The At
torney General of the State, not having
been ready, the argument on the motion to
dissolve the injunction against the Pitts
burg, Shenango and Lake Erie Railroad
Company didn't take place to-day.
The Attorney General, in his suit against
this corporation, asks the Court to require
the defendants to make full discovery of all
the particulars in relation to the alleged
fictitious issue of bonds and to enter a de
cree declaring such issue void, and that it
be enjoined from disposing of any of its
Inspector Bonflcld 'nnd Captnln Schaack
Make nn Offer to tbe Times The
Paper Refuses All Compro
mise Case to Be
Chicago, January 10. To-night In
spector BonSeld and Captain Schaack sent
a formal offer to the Times to submit the
whole matter of their alleged corruptness
immediately to three of the Circuit Judges
of the city, the trio to be selected by the lull
Bench. It is urged by the officers that if
the ordinary process of law is followed, it
will be months before a decision can be
reached, but that by the .method suggested
the interests of the public, which are
claimed to be suffering by the long contin
ued attacks on the police can be protected
without delay.
The officers bind themselves if any two of
the Judges find a single charge sustained
to at once retire from office, and to dismiss
all procedings civil and criminal against
the Times and its editors. The Times to
morrow will print the proposition in full,
and will say that crime cannot be compro
mised, and that it is not true that it will take
months to determine the matter. The offer
is declared to be simply a cunningly devised
scheme to stem as far as possible the tide of
public opinion against the two men.
It would be the height of folly, the
Times says, to permit a subterfuge o'f this
character to betray the paper into a free-lor-all-go-as-you-please
contest, for the police
to corral and intimidate proposed witnesses,
and without a tribunal legally constituted
to try the case. The plan proposed seeks to
stop the investigation of the Times at this
point, while every day accumulates new
and important facts substantiated by relia
ble witnesses.
An Important Utterance at tbe Now York
Railroad Sleeting.
New Yoek, January 10. During the
meeting of railroad Presidents and bankers
to-day, Mr. Pierpont Morgan said:
In regard to remarks made informally by Mr.
Roberts about building parallel lines, and the
attitude of tho bankers thereto, I am quite pre
pared to say in behalf of the houses represented
here, that if an organization oan ho formed
practically on tho basis submitted by the com
mittee, with an executive committee upon
which tho bankers shall be represented, they
are prepared to say that they mil not negotiate,
and will do all in their power to prevent the
negotiation of any securities for the construc
tion of parallel lines or the extension of lines
not unanimously approved by such an execut
ive committee.
Contract Let for tbe Construction of tbe
Black Diamond Road.
Paekeesbubo, January 10. Colonel
Albert -Boone, of Zanesville, sends word
that at a meeting of stockholders of the
Black Diamond Railroad, a mortgage of
12,000,000 was ordered executed on the
company's franchise, and that a contract
was ordered let with Boone to build the
entire road from Parkersburg to Clifton
Forge, "Va.
The road will connect theBaltimore and
Ohio and Chesapeake andOhio, and running
through the center of the State will open up
one of the richest mineral, agricultural and
lumber regions in America.
Confederate Pension
Jackson, Miss , January 10. The Con
federate, pension fund of $21,000 appropri
ated by the last Legislature is being dis
tributed to 1,000 applicants, giving them $21
Keeps the "Wheels of Legislation
Securely Deadlocked, and
Aland of $50,000 Quietly Raised and In
vested for Mrs. 8heridan
An Intimate Friend of Blaine a Says the Latter Will
be Premier.
Mr. "Weaver, he of Iowa, seems deter
mined to adhere to his resolution to sit out
the House. He has again refused to allow
legislation to proceed. Under the rules he's
all right, but some members are beginning
to think he ought to be sent home and allow
them to get through with their work. Re
publican Senators have at last come to an
agreement. Major McKinley is out of the
Cabinet row and stripped for the Speaker
ship race. George "W. Childs and Mr.
Drexel have quietly raised and invested a
fund of 50,000 for Mrs. Sheridan's benefit.
'Washikgtoh', January 10. The wheels
of legislation in the House are again dead
locked, and by Mr. "Weaver, of Iowa, as
usual. A strenuous effort was made to pro
ceed to business, but Mr. "Weaver, under
the rules, was able to prevent proceedings.
This he did by bringing forward two dila
tory motions to adjourn, and that when the
House adjourn it be to meet on Saturday.
No quorum voted, and a call of
the House was ordered; 253 members having
responded to their names, further proceed
ings under the call were dispensed with,
and Mr. Springer asked unanimous consent
for the entering of an order providing for a
final vote on the Oklahoma bill, but his
request was answered by loud cries for the
regular order, Mr. Buchanan, of New Jer
sey, voicing the opinion of the objectors by
declaring that he desired to see whether or
not one man could bulldoze the House. I
The tellers having resumed their places
on Mr. "Weaver's motion for an adjourn
ment until Saturday, Mr. E. B. Taylor, of
Ohio, rose and stated that he desired to offer
a privileged resolution. The Speaker re
plied that the House was dividing, but that
the resolution might be read in order to en
able him to decide whether it involved a
matter ot such high privilege that its con
sideration could supend the present pro
ceedings. Thereupon, Mr. Taylor sent up
the resolution, which was to the effect that
as one man was able to persistently prevent
legislation in the House, the Speaker should
appoint a committee of five to labor with
him and ascertain on what terms he wonld
allow work to go on.
The reading of this was greatly enjoyed
by the members, but Mr. Reed found fault
with the resolution in that it did not pro
vide that the committee should be a perma
nent one to treat with each member as he
made his appearance. The gentleman from
Iowa was only exercising a right which be
longed to him (Mr. Reed) and to every
member of the House. The Speaker ruled
that the resolution did not present a ques
tion of privilege.
The count was then proceeded with, the
tellers remaining at their posts until 1:40,
when, on motion of Mr. Sowden, of Penn.v
sylvaoia, the House, recognizing its "hope
less helplessness," as one member expressed
it. adjourned.
The members of the House seem to see no
way out of their difficulty, unless they
should do as one of them declared to-day
ought to be done expel Mr. "Weaver and
go on without him.
The Troublesome Lumber Schedule Finally
Oat oftheWnj.
"Washington, January 10. The Re
publican Senators, after a vast amount of
caueussing, at which the interests of several
States came into direct conflict, have at last
agreed npon a resolution in the lumber
schedule of the tariff bilL The duty upon
white pine lumber, that is at present $2 per
thousand feet, will be reduced to $1 50, and
a proviso will be inserted in the bill
that the reduction is only to take
effect upon the removal of the Canadian ex
port duty, which is now fixed at $2 per 1,000
feet. The agreement for the reduction was
finally arrived at to-day, the Senators from
New England, Michigan and "Wisconsin
agreeing to stand by it after being appealed
to by the men from Nebraska, Kansas and
other States, who have been warmly urging
free lumber for their sections.
The contest over the lumber schedule has
been a perplexing one, and has caused the
Finance Committee much annoyance. They
now feel assured that having settled it, and
also made a satisfactory disposition of the su
gar schedule, there will be little trouble in
pulling the bill through the Senate by a
good majority.
Ono of His Intimate Friends Says Thcrc'sKo
Further Donbt of It.
"Washington, January 10. The Star
has an interview with one of Mr. Blaine's
friends in the House, in which it is said
that there is no longer doubt as to the
selection ot Mr. Blaine as Secre
tary of State. The same authority says
that great pressure is being brought to bear
on Senator Allison to induce him to accept
the Treasury portfolio. Neither Mr. Miller
nor Mr. Piatt will get the place. Mr. Piatt
may be made Collector of the Port of New
York and a compromise candidate for the
Cabinet taken from that State.
The same friend of Mr. Blaine's says that
a place will not be offered General Mahone.
Henderson, of Missouri, he believes, will
be the Southern man in the Cabinet.
McKtnley Not a Cabinet Possibility.
"Washington, January 10. Mr. Mc
Kinley has removed himself from the list of
Cabinet possibilities by an emphatic declar
ation that he is going into the Speakership
fight to the finish, and will not let his name
be considered by General Harrison.
Oklahoma Boomers Deeply Interested.
"Washington, January 10. There are a
good many Oklahama boomers in town, and
the gentlemen's gallerv of the House of
Representatives is crowded with them every
day, to witness the achievements of the
champion, General "Weaver.
Tbe Grind at tbe Tariff" Wheel.
"Washington, January 10. Twelve
pages of the tariff bill were disposed of to
day. The duty on pearls was reduced from
25 to 10 per cent, and coal, slack or culm
was struck off the free list. The other
amendments were few and unimportant.
A $50,000 Fnnd for Mrs. Shcrldnu.
"Washington, January 10. A fund of
$50,000 has been quietly raised for Mrs.
Sheridan and invested for her benefit by
Mr. George "W. Childs and Mr. Drexel,' of
That Will Cause a Flnrter In Society Mrs.
Ben Harrison Free Her Ex-Husband
Is a Nephew and a Namesake
of tbe President-Elect.
SrEiNGFiELD, O., January 10. To-day,
in a very quiet manner, Marie Goode Har
rison was divorced from Benjamin Harrison,
of Indianapolis, a nephew and namesake of
the President-elect. Not half a dozen
people in the city knew such a divorce pro
ceeding was pending. By contrivance of
attorneys and court officials the matter was
kept from publicity. The wife was restored
to her maiden name of Marie Goode, The
petition was filed last fall, and as no one
seemed to know where Harrison was to be
found, summons was served by Dublication,
and that's how the matter got to be public.
The petition charged absence for three
years and neglect of duty. No defense was
made and a divorce was granted on undis
puted facts. It is a little less than four
years since this couple were married under
the most favorable circumstances. Young
Harrison is a son of J. S. C. Harrison, the
then Indianapolis banker, who, though a
Republican, could not support Blaine for
President, and who failed shortly after
Blaine's defeat. The bride was a daughter
of Judge James S. Goode, among the most
aristocratic people in this city. She was
raised in luxury, given every advantage in
lii'a, is highly accomplished and was a leader
in society.
Hardly had the honeymoon had time to
wane when the wife came back to her
mother, where she has been aver since. It
was whispered on her return that young
Harrison drank and was not kind, but her
high standing prevented any publicity. Now
that she is rid of her profligate husband, it
is believed she will again enter society.
New York's New Appraiser Says the Gov
ernment Is Ont Millions f Dollars.
New York, January 10. Appraiser
Albert B. Stearnj took up the reins in the
Laight street building this morning. He
got there before Mr. McMullen, who came
from his home in Brooklyn to greet Mr.
Stearns and introduce him. The new
appraiser has clear blue eyes, an iron gray
mustache and a fine face. It was announced
that Mr. Stearns will move rapidly toward
remedying matters complained of by im
porters and investigated by the Treasury
agents. Colonel Montgomery, Chief of the
Boston Treasury agents, will be in town to
morrow, and, with Mr. Holahan, will have
consultations with Mr. Stearns. Chief Hol
ahan and Colonel Montgomery were in
"Washington yesterday, at the Treasury de
partment conferring with Mr. Fairchild.
One of the first things the new Appraiser
will do will be to dismiss Assistant Apprais
er Sturgis and Examiner Hammill, of the
tobacco division. Mr. Stearns did not care
to discuss the charges to be made by him.
"I will say, though." he remarked, "that
the Government has been robbed of millions
of dollars. This was said in clean cut and
incisive tones, that were particularly em
Ono Sister Ides Cold in Death While the
'Other Is Being Married.
NewtYobk, January 10. Sadness and
joy were strangely contrasted in the house
ot Mr. George "W. Sackett, at 525
Madison street, Brooklyn, on "Wednes
day night. His ld-year-old daughter,
Bessie Hedges Sackett. lay dead in the
front room on the second floor, while in the
parlor underneath the Rev. Robert J. Kent
was officiating at the marriage of Miss
Susie Dorish Sackett, the eldest daughter of
Mr. Sackett, to Fred Baker Morris, in the
presence of 60 guests.
Little Bessie had been sick for some time,
but had been looking forward with the much
girlish interest to the marriage of her sister.
Her death came so unexpectedly at 1 o'clock
in the afternoon that there was no time to no
tify the invited guests, and it was deemed ad
visable to go on with the ceremony. All
the flowers which Miss Sackett had intended
to wear, and which were sent by friends,
were placed around the couch on which her
dead sister reposed.
Sir Evelyn Sarins Tells What Ho Knows
About tbe Sondan Campaign.
London, January 10. A blue book on
Suakim affairs has just been issued. It
shows that Sir Evelyn Baring foresaw that
pressure would be made to induce the Brit
ish to capture Handaub, but that he op
posed the idea as useless, believing it to be
impossible to tranquilize the Soudan with
out the reoccupation of Khartoum, which
would require a large force.
In a telegram to Lord Salisbury on De
cember 10 Sir Evelyn Baring declared that
he had not the least opposition to the policy
of negotiating and trading with the tribes,
but he had little confidence in the results.
He was unable to shut his eyes to the fact
that supplies of food improvised by the
dervishes had much facilitated and pro
longed their siege of Suakim.
A dispatch to the Post from Alexandria
asserts that the Khedive some time ago de
clined an offer from the Turkish Govern
ment to occupy and defend Suakim.
Tho Duchess of Marlborough Appeals to
Court for a Littlo Money.
New Yoek, January 10. Application
was made to-day to Surrogate Ransom by
Robert Sewell, representing the Duchess of
Marlborough, nee Mrs. Louis C. Ham
mersly, for an order requiring the executors
of her former husband to pay his client
5300,000. The Duchess in her petition for
this allowance stated that the income of the
estate in the hands of the executors was
5350,000 a year.
She also asserted that she was entitled to
this gum whether her former husband's
will was probated or not. The Duchess in
tends to use $150,000 of this sum in purchas
ing a residence, and the balance to defray
expenses and sustain the rank and social
position which she has assumed. Decision
Ho Shoots a Capitalist Who Declined to
Aid Him.
St. Louis, January 10. Ward McManus,
a well-k'nown capitalist and real estate
owner of this city, was called to the door of
his residence to-day, by Henry Krig, and
shot twice. The wounds are not serious.
Krig had invented a car motor and applied
to McManus for financial aid in bringing
his invention before the public. McManus
declined, and to-day's sensational shooting
is tho result Krig" escaped.
Ohio Rcpnbllcon Senators Agnln Kick on
tbe Organization of tho Senate.
Columbus,- O., January 10. The Repub
licans of the Senate had another bolt to
night in caucus, and the indications are
that the trouble of last winter over the or
ganization will be, repeated. They could
not agree on a candidate for tho clerkship,
and the Democrats will no doubt join the
bolters and 11 the "vacancy to-morrqw,
Fully as Bad as tho First Awful .Re
ports Indicated it Would Be.
The Number Killed Will Surely Reach 30
and Probably Many More.
Already rabllc and PriTate Parses Are rourln? Out
Their Contents.
Daylight's dawn at Reading yesterday
morning only made more evident the fearful
effects of the tornado of the day before. The
mas3 of ruins of the silk mill was visited
by thousands of people, many in . search of
missing relations and friends. The scenes
were heartrending. Public meetings were
held, subscription lists made np, at which
510,000 were collected for the benefit of the
families of victims.
Reading, January 10. As soon as day
light dawned this morning upon the night
of horror caused by the tornado, thousands
of people thronged to the ruins of the silk
mill. Thev looked upon a scene of desola
tion and ruin such as is seldom witnessed.
The stack and the tower were all that were
standing of what was the handsomest manu
facturing edifice in the city. In the cold
morning air the aspect of the vast mass of
wreckage and debris, composed of splintered
beams, twisted and bent pieces of shafting,
battered machines and great piles of brick,
intermixed in inextricable confusion, was
cheerless, desolate and depressing.
Tbe bnilding, which the night before had
towered to a height of upward of 60 feet,
was reduced to a shapeless pile only about
ten feet above the surrounding ground, and
in this space was condensed the contents of
the walls, the roof, and the five floors of the
mill, together with all the machinery and
silk in process of manufacture which it
contained. All tbe varied material enter
ing into the construction of the building
was as thoroughly mixed and tossed to
gether as if the edifice had been raised in
the air and then hurled against the ground.
During the night the work of digging out
the dead and dying was carried on by thelight
of huge bonfires. At daylight the work was
renewed with a larger force under the di
rections of the police and the fire depart
ment. The business progressed systemat
ically and rapidly, and the victims were
more readily found. All those who were
alive had been taken out during the night,
and those who were found to-day deeper
down in the debris were all dead and most
of them horribly crushed and disfigured.
By 5 o'clock this evening the list of those
who had been in the mill when it fell had
been carefully gone over, and all accounted
for except three. It was found by this
method that the killed numbered 28 and the
seriously wounded 76. As to the missing
three, only a thorough search of the re
mainder of the ruins will reveal their fate.
It may take several days to complete the
search, but as there is no probability of any
one being now found alive in the ruins, the
necessity for such great haste no longer
The calamity has cast a gloom over the
entire city, and scarcely any business was
transacted anywhere to-day. The greatest
kindness andjsympathy were displayed to
ward those who had been bereaved and to
those who were suffering from wounds. In
none of tbe hundred or more home3 that
had been touched by the great calamity did
any one want for any necessary comfort, the
neighbors giving up their beds and clothing
and whatever they possessed that could in
nnv way minister to the wants of the af
flicted. In addition to thii private and spontane
ous aid, in accordance with the proclama
tion of the Mayor, a meeting of citizens con
vened in tne Uourt House at lusooclocK
this afternoon for the purpose of affording
aid. It was called to order by the Mayor,
who alluded to the immediate need of re
lief, and bespoke a generous response to the
call of the suffering ones. General D. McM.
Cregg was made chairman and P. M. Er
mentrout and D. H. "Wingard secretaries.
As soon as the meeting was organized sub
scriptions flowed in faster than they could
be recorded, and in less than an hour $6,000
had been pledged, which, with what was
raised elsewhere in the citv, will make the
day's contributions fully 510,000.
Subscriptions are being taken up in all of
the schools; the theaters have both offered
to give benefits for the cause; the Ringgold
Band will devote the entire proceedings of
a concert to-morrow night, and from every
source generous aid is offered which will go
far toward relieving the want of all who are
in need.
As time is given to inquire into the cir
cumstances leisurely, the horrors of last
night are brought out more vividly.
It seems that there was some little
preliminary warning of the catastrophe.
Previous to the fall of the silk mill the
building trembled for a moment as if
shaken by an earthquake, and in this short
interval a great many rushed to escape to a
point along the east side of the building
toward the tower. It was owing to this
that so many escaped death, the stout
beams of the" flooring making a space that
prevented them from being crushed. Three
of the girls and one of the clerks were quick
enough in their fright to jump from the
third story windows, and strange to say, all
of them landed safely.
Many of last night's rescuers crawled on
hands and knees with lanterns, tor long dis
tances through the wreckage, frequently
burrowing with their hands through brick
and mortar, and in this way many a one
whose voice, calling for help, guided the
Many a ghastly scene met their eyes on
these expeditions, and they frequently came
out begrimed with blood, which was
smeared upon the timber and dripped
through the debris from crushed and man
gled bodies. There was one young girl
who, when taken out from the ruins and
finding she was safe and' unhurt, suddenly
became crazed by her terrible experience
and ran away so swiftly that she could not
be caught. She wandered around in the
cold most of the night, and was found in
Hockley lane toward morning, nearly half
a mile from the scene of the accident.
The time of the accident was just a few
minutes before work ordinarily ceased for
the day, and as the glare of the conflagra
tion caused by the burning paint shops at
tracted the most attention at the time, the
news of the fall ot the silk mill did not
spread to distant parts of the city at once.
As a consequence, in most of the horn's ot
the operatives the mothers were wailing
supper for their sons' or daughters' return.
In many instances, just while beginning to
wonder at the delays, news came of tbe dis
aster as the missing one was borne home
dead. In either case the anxiety and grief
in the several hundred homes of the opera
tives were terrible and the suspense over
One of the examples was that of Miss
Anna Seilheimer. Her mother sat waiting
Continued on Sixth JPage.
I0SS OYER $1,000,000.
Niagara's New Suspension Bridge Blown
Down A Handsome Structure That
Will beMIssedbyTonrUtl De
stroyed by tbe Gale.
LOCKPORT, N. Y., January 10. The
suspension bridge situated nearest the falls
was carried away by the gale about 3 o'clock
this morning and deposited in the river.
The towers and cables remain intact. The
bridge was completely rebuilt last season,
enlargea for double track of material en
tirely iron and steel. It was owned by the
Niagara Falls and Clfnton Suspension
Bridge Companies. The stock was held in
Oswego and Canada, and always paid large
dividends. The loss is about 575,000. The
bridge will probably be rebuilt as soon as
The foot and carriage suspension bridge
over Niagara river blown down last night
was built in 1870. Its original cost was
5400,000, and fully half as much again has
been expended on it since in improving it
by the substitution of iron for wood work.
The bridge was considered oneof the strong
est structures of its kind iu the world. The
gale destroyed much other valuable prop
erty in this neighborhood, and the total loss
will reach 51,000,000.
A Stock Exchange Tipster Suing for a
liberal Fee.
Newt York, January 10. Three weeks
ago next Sunday night V. K. Stevenson, the
real estate broker, and Thomas H. Burchell,
known on the stock exchange, where he
operates as a room trader, as "Jack the
Ripper," met for the first time at the "Wind
sor Hotel. The other day a friend of
Stevenson approached Burchell on the
Stock Exchange and presented a draft
of 51,500, drawn upon him by Stevenson.
Burchell indignantly refused to honor the
draft, and Stevenson thereupon consulted
his lawyer, with the result that Burchell
was shortly served with papers in
an action in the Court of Common
Pleas to recover the 51,500 which Steven
son alleged was his just and equitable
recompense for information given about
certain stocks npon which Mr. Burchell
realized a handsome profit.
Mr. Stevenson was seen to-day at his
office, but referred thereporterto his lawyer,
Mr. Flagg. Mr. Flagg said that his
client's claim grew out of a legitimate
business transaction in which he
and Mr. Burchell had engaged for common
profit. The money in question was Mr.
Stevenson's share of a profit realized by Mr.
Burchell on a tip given by Mr. Stevenson.
Thomas H. Burchell was seen at his office
to-day. He claims that he followed Steven
son's advice, given in a public place and in
a public manner, and did make money. He
didn't think the man knew anything about
stocks, but consider him a sort of a
'.'mascot," and with that view he offered to
make him a present. Stevenson declined
on the ground that he was a gentleman.
Later he appears to have changed his mind,
fcr he sent the draft.
Qneer State of ADhlrs In One of South Caro
lina's Black Counties.
Charleston-, S. C, January 10. A
queer state of affairs prevails in Beaufort,
one of the black counties of the seacoast. At
the recent election two connty tickets were in
the field, both Republican. The irregular or,
compromise ticket was declared elected on
the face of the returns. The incumbents
who were on the regular ticket refused to
surrender their offices. A day or two ago
the Circuit Court issued a mandamus, or
dering the incumbents to turn over their
offices to the successful candidates.
Yesterday "W. J. "Whipper, Probate Judge
of the county, was served with a mandamus.
He refused to obey it, and getting a brass
band, headed a procession to the public
square, where he made a speech, in which
he said that he would go to jail before giv
ing up his office. Most of the other officers
have followed his example, and great pxcite
ment prevails.
In the meantime, the affairs of the county
are in a state of confusion, as the financial
officers refuse to surrender the books. The
creditors of the county are clamoring for
their money, which they are unable to ob
tain. It is probable that all the rebellious
officials will be committed for contempt.
Electric Sugar Fraud Friend Long Ago De
clared a Lunatic.
New York. January 10. It was learned
to-day that Prof. Friend, the originator
of the electricsugar swindle, was pronounced
insane "by a physician who was called to
see him in February last, and that he had
evidently been living on champagne and
brandy. The disease was the general
paralysis of the insane, and the Doctor said
the man could not have been for a long time
in a condition to invent anything.
Treasurer Robertson, of the Electric Sugar
Refining Company, said to-day that the
Friends and "all their crew had de
ceived him," and that there was no hope
that the company would resume operations.
It was utterly wrecked, the Treasurer said,
but he thought a little something would
materialize when things were cleared up.
He believed Mrs. Friend and the Howards
would be prosecuted by the shareholders.
The National Fnrmera' Alliance Will Here
after Work Without Noise.
Des Moines, Iowa, January 10. The
National Farmers' Alliance, representing
the Northwestern States, is in session here.
Reports were received from different States
showing the growth of the organization. In
Iowa there are 865 branches ot the alliance.
The sentiment seemed to favor making the
work of organization everywhere secret
hereafter, as it is in Dakota, Nebraska and
other States. President J. Burrows, of Ne
braska, delivered the annual address.
This afternoon and this evening a public
meeting was addressed byGovernorLarrabee,
President Chamberlain," of the Agricultural
College, and others.
Another Connty Treasurer Will Hereafter
Reside In Canada.
East Saginaw, Mich., January 10.
Charles H. Dixson, Deputy County Treas
urer, left the city four days ago, taking
with him a considerable chunk of the coun
ty funds. The Finance Committee of the
Board of Supervisors, now making the an
nual examination of the books, found several
errors, but refuse to state the amonnt.
Treasurer Bloss intimates that Dixson is
in Canada. He says he would like to prose
cute, but does not expect to get a chance.
Dixson is supposed to have fled with a
woman of bad repute. He left a young wife
A Fittsbnrg Politician In the Soup.
Bbaddock, January 10. A. prominent
Pittsburg politicia'n came to Braddoek last
night and indulged a little too freely, fell
in the river and was only saved from being
drowned by Chitf Wymard,who went to his
rrscne. He was taken before the Burgess
and fined $1 and costs.
Reveals the Crushed and Torn
Bodies of Four More
Victims in the
Thirteen flames Are Now on the
Death Koll.
From Eight to Ten More Corpses Under
nenth tbe Debris A Large Corps of Men
Working Night nnd Day to Recover
Them A Heroic Volunteer Appeared on
the Scene Yesterday Dr. Reed's Body
Has Not Yet Been Reached Young
Gocttmnn's Remains at Last Taken Oat
After n Long Struggle for Them For
traits of Prominent Victims.
The work of rescuing the bodies from the
scene of the Diamond disaster was zealously
continued yesterday and four more bodies
were recovered, making the number of dead
found to be 13. "While the operations of
clearing away the debris were conducted
without any system during the morning,
some method was infused into the work
when Mr. Flinn appeared on the scene last
night by the authority of the Department of
Public Safety. He set about 100 men at
work, and it is thought that by to-night
every body will be recovered. It is esti
mated that eight or ten bodies may yet be
recovered. The Coroner's inquest will bo
commenced to-day.
"When daylight broke upon the scene of
the appalling calamity at Diamond and
"Wood streets yesterday morning, it found
there the same number of men who had been
toiling all the night. They still worked
Dr. Reed, Whose Body is Still in the JRuiru.
with the same vigor, the same energy and
perseverance, hunting for the dead who
were hidden under the mass of ruins.
As the morning advanced and the num
ber of curious people grew larger, the corps
of rescuers increased. The anxiety to help
seemed to be instinctive among the people,
and the man of leisure, dressed in the finest
broadcloth, rolled up his pantaloons, threw
off his beaver overcoat and commenced to
dig or shuffle among the debris for the
bodies of those that were still missing.
John Bogerson, the bricklayer, was the last
dead person that had been recovered at 5
o'clock in the morning and the people, be-,
coming excited because not another ona'
had been found for several hours, grew al-
most feverish with anxiety. ,
At 1:30 o'clock the body of Sam Brown,
Jr., a well-known young carpenter, who
lived on Race street, Allegheny, was dis
covered. He was found in the front of tha
cellar of the Willey building, on Diamond
alley. His head was crushed to a jelly; his
body was doubled with his hands up to hia
Samuel Brovm, a Well-Known Victim.
head. A wheelbarrow alongside of him ap
peared to indicate his last employment.
A young man, who was standing along
side of the wall when Brown was found,
said: "I just missed what poor Sam got, be
cause I was sick yesterday and not at work
that's how I escaced."
At 6 o'olock in the evening there was a
lull in 'the work, the men who had now been
since early morning and some of them even
since "Wednesday night were told to stop,
because a fresh gang wa3 going to continue
the work.
A peculiar incident occurred just then.
The lights had nut been lit yet, and the
place was comparatively dark. Suddenly
two men,dressed in very respectable clothes,
jumped into the cellar of Thoma's store,
where Albert Goettman was said to be lying,
and where his voice had been heard the
night before. These two men, quietly and
without saying a word, went to work with a
pair of shovels. The dirt and stones and
spars of wood began to fly in all
directions, and some of the Italians
looked aghast in astonishment when
they saw the vigor of the work.
These two men kept right on until the fresh
gang of men relieved them, then they put
down their tools, climbed out of the cellar
and disappeared np Diamond alley without
looking at anybody. Nobody knew them,
but it is supposed that they were relatives