Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, January 18, 1889, Image 1

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For to-morrows DISPATCH
can be left at main office till mid
n iffJi tor at branch office till 9 J?. 31.
The Question Asked by a Dis
patch Correspondent of the
Republican Leaders.
"Will an Extra Session be Held if
Prohibition Has a Majority?
The Question Cause Consternation Gov
ernor Beaver Ilndn't Tuoucut of it
Bcnntor Cooper Sees the Foint Mate
Clinirman Andrrna is Ea!vc Xevr
mycr Thinks n Little Extra Expense
May as Well Go He Would Like to
Know Who Wants a Mircial Election
Not His Constituents He Blames it
Ail on Cooper.
The Dispatch's staff correspondent at
Harrisburg has raised a question in connec
tion with the possible passage of the pro
hibitory amendment which excites the Re
publican leaders. He wants to know
whether, if the amendment passes, it will
not be necessary to call an extra session of
the Legislature to pass penal laws to en
force it. The next regular session after the
special election does not occur until 1891,
and in the meantime the high license law
will be unconstitutional, and there will be
no way of regulating the liquor traffic. Be
low is given the views of the prominent ad
vocates in the party of the submission of
the prohibition question to the people.
mot A staff corkespokde:-t.
Haeeisbukg, January 1". "T have not
even thought of it, and never cross a bridge
before I come to it."
This was the reply GorernorBeaver made
when the following question was asked him
this afternoon: "Should the constitutional
prohibitory amendment pass at the special
election on June 18, would it, in your judg
ment, be better to call a special session of
the Legislature to pass the law necessary to
enforce it, or await the regular session?"
If the Governor had not thought of this
branch of the subject Bomeone else had.
The Senator from Delaware, Hon. Thomas
V. Cooper, when asked the same question
early in the day, met it as though it was the
one subject that filled his mind.
"A special session?" he repeated, "cer
tainly. If the amendment passes a special
session will be necessary, or we will get into
just such a snarl as Ohio did a few years
ago, when the Supreme Court of the State
ruled one thing on the liquor law when it
had a Democratic majority and another
when it had a Republican majority.
Between Two Stools.
"Our constitutions are very much the
'same, and if the amendment passes it won't
do to leave us between the newly adopted
provision and the Brooks law."
Another gentleman whose conspicuous
ness in State politics does not take off its
hat to the Republican ex-Chairman, refused
to permit the use of his name, but thought
an extra session unnecessary.
"What is your reason for this opinion?"
"My reason is that if the amendment
passes it will be a part of the organic law of
the State, and it will then, in my opinion,
be the duty of the courts to take cognizance
of it when applications for license come be
fore them. This ought to do until the
Legislature meets."
"When Republican Chairman Andrews
was asked for his opinion a smile lit up his
countenance as though it gave him the
greatest pleasure in the world to reply that
he had given that branch of the subject no
thought hatever.
"If you tret time in the summer come and
see mea.tTitusvilIe,and we will try to make
it pleasant for you."
Representative Brooks, whose aqueous
name will be remembered at least as long as
high license lusts in the Keystone State,
seemed surprised by the question.
A Cosily Necessity.
"I hadn't thought of that," he said. "It's
a little soon yet, but " here lie paused to
consider "I believe it would be best to
have a special session of the Legislature to
settle that matter."
Representative Graham, of Allegheny,
wanted to think about it before giving an
opinion, and Chairman Dearden, of the Ap
propriations Committee, acted, when ap
proached, as though the idea was a new one.
At first he didn't think the time very long
from the special election to the regular ses
sion of the Legislature, but, after reflecting
a moment, reversed that opinion and prom
ised to think about the subject if the appro
priation bills didn't press him too hard.
Just before leaving for Pittsburg Senator
Ncwinyer said: "A special session, why
not? If there is to be a special election at a
cost of not much less than 81,000,000, why
not add the expense of a special session of
the Legislature? The expenses of the elec
tion to the State and the Various counties
won't fall much below thatin the aggregate.
But who wants this matter decided at a spe
cial election, is what I'd like to know.
None of my constituents have asked for it,
and I don't know who else has I have no
idea who wants it but Tom Cooper."
Hon. Alfred Marland. of Pittsburg, ex
piesed his opinion this morning that the
Legislature was being driven into this pro
hibition matter.
"Why, sir," he stated, "two-thirds of the
members here would vote it out of sight in
(o time if they had someone to lead them.
I know it, my dear sir; I have talked with
them about it." ,
To Amend Brooks' Measure.
The House Ways and Means Committee
this morning found before it half a dozen
bills.amendatory of the Brooks high license
law. It expects to receive at'least as in tnv
more similar in character. Those of this
morning and those yet to come it was de
cided to place in the hands of a Mib-commit-tce
with Mr. Brooks as Chairman. The
other members are Dravo, of Beaver, Nes
bit, of Allegheny, and Wherry, of Cumber
land. The attention of .Mr. Brooks was called to
the statement that there is a movement
among the lricnds of his measure to prevent
liquor legislation until after the people had
voted on prohibition.
"I know there is such a feeling," he re
plied, "but there has been no concerted
action on the subject and I do not
know that there will be. 1 am not prepared
to say, though, that the idea is not a good
Governor Beaver, Adjutant General
Hastings and Secretary ot the Common
wealth Stone are quoted to-night as highly
pleased with the action of the caucus and
hope the question will be kept wholly apart
lroni politics. SnirsoN.
Despite Opposition a Bill for Their Relief
Passes Second Rending.
Hakkisbukg. January 17. There was a
lively time in the House to-day when Mr.
Stewart's bill to give preference of appoint
ment or employment to honorably dis
charged soldiers, sailors and mariners who
fought for the TJnion'cause in the late war
came up on second reading.
The bill provides that these veterans shall
not only be employed in the public service
in preference to others, but that they shall
be discharged only for cause shown after a
full hearing, and all official or other persons
having power of appointment shall be
guilty of a misdemeanor if they do not ob
serve the provisions of the act, and shall be
sentenced to pay a fine of not more than
9500 or undergo imprisonment of not more
than six months, cither or both, at the dis
cretion of the court.
Mr. Stewart, of Philadelphia, in advo
cacy of the bill, said it was in operation in
the'State of New York, and he held in his
hand evidence of the conviction of three
persons under its provisions.
The most pronounced opponent of the
bill, Mr. Skinner, of Fulton, said the vet
erans had not asked the bill and did not
want it. He spoke as a veteran and a Demo
crat. He also said he regretted to note in
the big roll, numbering in the neighbor
hood of 450,000 pensioners, that the men
who didn't do the fighting were far more
numerous than those who fought their way
from the opening campaign to Appomattox.
Mr. Skinner said much more in this vein,
and very vehemently and with much feel
ing. Mr. Fow, of Philadelphia, mentioned for
the benefit of the House that the Grand
Army man who runs that city's gas depart
ment had not long ago discharged 25 old
soldiers to give employment to one iron man,
as the steam shovel is termed by the labor
ers. This gave Dr. Walk, of Philadelphia, an
opportunity to say that business and not
sentiment ruled inthat case and should in
this. If some people had'their way the
Pennsylvania Railroad would be abolished
and the roods of the country transported in
wagons driven by old soldiers.
But the veteran had his friends, and they
talked manfully for him and voted the bifl
to third reading by a large majority.
Schools to be Established Under the Super
vision of tbcStntc.
Habbisbueg, January 17. Senator
Mylin, of Lancaster, to-day introduced a
bill providing for the establishment of
manual training schools in districts employ
ing not less than 50 teachers. Preparatory
to such establishments 100 residents of the
district, 50 being guardians or parents of
one or more pupils of the schools must peti
tion for it. Pupils not enrolled iu the
ordinary schools may attend, and instruction
rnav be given at night.
The Department of Public Instruction is
empowered to prepare a course of instruction
and the buildings and equipments of schools
must be appro ved by a commission appoint
ed by it. A special State appropriation for
the salaries of competent instructors is pro
vided, but they must not exceed 5 per cent
of the salaries of the ordinary teachers for
the preceding year.
By tho State Against n Number of Wcnlihy
Haerisburg, January 17. Settlements
made against the Pennsylvania Railroad
Company, Philadelphia and Reading Rail
road Company, Delaware and Hudson Canal
Company, Lehigh Valley Railroad Com
pany, Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Railroad Company, Erie and Western
Transportation Company and Philadelphia
and Erie Railroad Company, involving
claims of about 5,000.000, were sent from
the Auditor General's Department to-day to
the proper officers of the alleged delinquent
The amounts were settled 'against the
companies as a result of the investigation
ofRufus E. Shapley, of Philadelphia, em
ployed while the late Colonel Wilson Norris
was Auditor GeneraL
Glvicc Men of Experience a MIno Boss'Cer
tificntc Without Examination.
Harrisburg, January 17. The mining
law now provides that a person having been
a miner for five years and a pit boss for one
year prior to the passage of the act of June
30, 1885, can have a certificate as mine boss
without examination, but he is restricted as
such to employment only under the employ- J
ers tor wnom ne worsen at tne time of the
passage of the act.
Since several mines have been worked
out a number of persons have gone out of
the coal busiucsand their mine bosses can
not under the laV secure employment as
such. Representative Jones has introduced
a bill to place them on a par with the hold
ers of the examiners' certificates.
Lnree Sums Appropriated to Pay Salaries
A Xrvr Asylam Bnilding.
Habiusbubg, January 17. The Appro
priations Committee of the House has
passed favorably on the salary requirements
of the Eastern and Western Penitentiaries,
respectively 535,000 aud 571,000. The
Huntingdon Reformatory, which asked for
812,000, will be given 8,000.
The llarrisburg Insane Asylum wants
$500,000 for a new building, and the matter
has been placed in the hands of a sub
committee, cousisting of Representatives
Wherry, Dickinson and Morrow.
It Won't Take Sides.
HAiuusiiUBG, January 17. It is author
itatively denied that the Pennsylvania
Railroad will take sides against Armour on
the granger bill. The position of the road
is described thus: "We will carry live
stock or dressed beef for all and fight
Trcparins for the Inauguration.
Harkisburg, January 17. Adjutant
General Hastings arrived from Bclleloiite
to-day, and left to-night for Washington to
look after the inauguration parade.
A Tiuie-Snvins Invention.
Harrisburg, January 17. Governor
'Beaver to-djy received irom some crank a
substitute for a hangman's knot, warranted
to do the business iu less than three u.inu!cs.
To the Monopoly of Rlelits-of- Way by Rail
road Companies Strict Regulations
Concernins Railroad Crossings
All Cars to Have Auto
tnatlo Couplers.
Harrisbubo, January 17. The corpora
tions got a number of doses to-day in both
Houses. The first blow at their influence
was in the shape of a favorable report on the
bill forbidding grade crossing by railroads
to be bnilt in the future. The next blow
was a bill introduced in the House by ex
Speaker Graham, and in the Senate by Sen
ator Newmyer for Senator Rutan. The bill
was declared by an Allegheny member to
be in the interest of the Pittsburg Junction
Railway, and its fiist section is ns follows:
That the lands and properties of incorporated
companies devoted to or held by public pur
poses in the exercise of the franchises of such
companies or otherwise, may be taken and sub
jected to public use by any other incorporated
company, lawfully possessed of the right of
eminent domain, to the extent and for such
Eurposo or purposes as the said right may have
een so conferred, upon making just compen
sation therefor to the incorporated company
owning sucn tanas; proviaen, mac sucn lanus
or property proposed to bo taken shall nit be
essentially necessary to tho exercise of the
franchises of the company holding the same,
and may be taken In the manner and for the
purpose proposed without defeating or destroy
ing the franchises of sucn company.
The remainder of the bill provides for pro-'
ceedings in court if the corporations cannot
Another bill of interest to Pittsburg was
also introduced in the Senate by Senator
Upperman for Senator Rutan. It provides
that street railway companies shall hereafter
have authority, with the consent of the city
or borough in which they are located, to
construct extensions or branches as deemed
necessary, and also authorizes them to sell or
lease portions of their tracks to other pas
senger companies for the purpose of making
connections, shortening routes and crossing
tracks, and permits them to lease their prop
erty and franchises to motor power com
panies. Representative Shiras, when told about
this measure, said it covered some of the
features of the bill he intends to introduce,
but his bill goes much farther in that it is a
measure providing for the incorporation of
street railways, which is made necessary by
the fact that "there is no such law now, the
Supreme Court having declared it uncon
stitutional. Senator Upperman Introduced a bill reg
ulating the manner in which trains shall
pass over grade crossings in cities. In the
first place it provides that no train longer
than ten cars and an engine shall go over
such crossing. Five minutes must inter
vene between the passage of trains and the
speed must not exceed six miles an hour.
No train shall stop on a grade crossing; no
frog, switch or connecting track shall be
placed at a crossing; two trains may not
pass each other on one, and any violation
will be punished by fine and imprisonment.
Representative Dravo introduced a bill in
the House to the effect that all railroad cars
hereafter built or rebuilt, must have auto
matic couplers.
The More Important Bills Introduced by
Mate Legislators Yesterday.
Habrisburg, January 17. Among the
bills introduced in the Senate yesterday
were the following:
Making the first day of September a legal
holiday to be known as Labor Day.
To assent to tho provisions of an act of Con
gress to establish agricultural experimental
stations in the several States.
In the House a number of bills were in
trpducedatnong which were the following:
Amendment to the Constitution abolishing
poll tax.
To provide penalties for peddling without
To provide transportation to Gettysburg for
surviving soldiers on the occasion of dedicating
monuments, appropriating S5O.O0O.
To regulate county officers' fees.
To regulate insane hospitals by providing for
uniformity in management
Regulating the traffic in milk.
To prohibit the manufacture and sale of
adulterated food and drugs.
Requiring the exterior of buildings in cities
of the second class to be of stone, iron, brick
or other incombustible material, unless granted
permission by Council.
Requiring insurance agents to make an in
spection of bmldings before insuring, and, in
case of fire, requiring companies to pay only
actual loss.
The Supreme Court Expected to Chance Its
Opinion oftho Act of 1SS7.
Hareisbueg, January 17. The joint
session of the Municipal Committees of the
House and Senate having decided to have
the municipal bill first introduced in
the House, the committee of the latter is
working hard on their bill, which is for the
government of cities of the third class. Th e
Senate committee will on Tuesday report a
bill classifying cities, and it will be made to
apply to the House bill if it passes, and. if
not, to the act of 1874, concerning which the
Supreme Court is expected to reverse.its de
cision of unconstitutionality.
For the comfort of the cities whose legis
lation is mixed by the decision that the
municipal act of 1887 is unconstitutional.
Senator Mchard, of Mercer, has introduced
a bill validating Select and Common Coun
cils and their acts done under authority of
that law.
A bill will probably be introduced, also,
to make certain features of the law govern
ing cities of the second class optional with
cities of that class. This is to meet the case
of Allegheny, which, owing to the certainty
that its population is in excess of 100,000,
will be legislated into that class.
Bills Introduced Which Mny Cost tho State
Several Million Dollars.
Habbisbubg, January 17. Representa
tive Skinner, of Fulton, is the author of a
bill providiug ways and means for bringing
suits against the Commonwealth. It is
pointed out that it the bill becomes a law
the old border raid claims may be revived
for the benefit of Franklin, Fulton, Adams,
York and Cumberland counties at a possible
expense to the State of several millions of
dollars. 'Mr.'Rose, of Philadelphia, offered
a similar bill to-day.
An Expensive Contest.
Haekisbubg, January 17. The House
during a discussion of printing on the
Philadelphia contested election cases to-day
was told by the Chairman of the Appropria
tions Committee that the bill for these two
cases was likely to be any amount between
30,000 and 50,000.
Object to Being Taxed.
Haekisbubg, January 17. The Auditor
General is trying to tax the Adams Ex
press Company -as a corporation. The
officers object that they are merely a joint
stock partnership.
Scotch and American Oil Companies
Continue Their Agreement.
LoNDON.Oanuary 17. TheScotch Mineral
Oil Association met in Glasgow on Wed
nesday and unanimously agreed to continue
the agreement with the American companies
for another year. A committee was ap
pointed to confer with the American agent
and to-day "the matter was settled. The
result was a big advance in mineral oil
pt$foi Bi$mtri).
Dayitt Says Ho Hasn't the Courage
to Fire a British-Haystack.
Parncll Commission Witnesses Cause a
Public Scandal.
Bismarck Scored by the German and English Tapers
for tho Geffcken Affair.
The incident of the Parnell Commission
yesterday was a letter from Davitt in which
he asserts Rossa is a coward. The consta
bles who have been attending as witnesses
have created a scandal by going on extensive
sprees. Bismarck is being roundly abused
by the German and English press for his
action in the? GefTcken matter.
London, January 17. (Copyright.) In
former Delaney was cross-examined this
morning by counsel representing the various
Irish members, and by Michael Davitt, but,
although the witness' evidence was further
discredited, no new facts of importance
were elicited. Counsel, however, have not
yet finished with Delaney, who, by special
request and evidently to his own annoy
ance, will be kept within convenient reach
at a London prison for the present.
Delaney was followed by land agents,
whose evidence was of the familiar type,
and by policemen who deposed of the
seizure of letters at the house of Matt
Harris, the well-known eccentric member of
the Irish Parliamentary party. The letters
were read, but to the disappointment of
everybody they contained nothing that
could be called sensational. The most in
teresting was written to Harris by Davitt
from New York, in which the latter says:
Perhaps you are not aware that John O'Leary
is here. He came from Paris to upset my land
League endeavors. He will go back a wiser
though sadder man. He is supported by no
body saving the few bostboons following that
blatant ass, Rossa. The Nationalists on this
side are common-sense men. O'Leary failed to
get up a crusade against the league in America.
Rossa is now trying his hand. He will achieve
more success upon your side than upon this.
He is a cowardly, low ruffian, who has not the
courage to resent an insult I offered him in the
Berald. He has not sufficient courage to set
fire to a British haystack. Do your utmost to
keep tho people within bounds.
The rest of the afternoon was occupied by
legal argument as to whether the plan of
campaign came within the Times' charges,
in regaid to which their lordships were un
able to make up their minds offhand.
It was noticed to-day that all the police,
witnesses in waiting wore their uniform for
the first time since the commission com
menced. Tne change is advantageous to
their personal appearance, but the reason for
it is not complimentary. The stalwart con
stables, living in unaccustomed luxury and
with an abnormal amount of pocket money,
have been, it appears, succumbing by whole
sale to the temptations of this great city,
and, in the safe disguise of civilians' attire,
have been nightly- goingf upon-ihe-mu
tremendous sprees. The matter has become
almost a public scandal, and the authorities
hope the return to Her Majesty's uniform
will have a sobering effect.
English and German Papers Score Him for
the Gcflckcn Affair.
London, January 17. The Pall Mall
Gazette, commenting upon the GefTcken
aflair, says:
The animus of Price Bismarck against Prof.
Geffcken is of long standing. Ten years ago,
at a social meeting, in unreserve after dinner,
Prof. Geffcken delivered an extravagant dia
tribe, declaring that Bismarck hadn't one
single noble trait of character and was without
a trace of kindliness or pity. Thesa words, in
accordance with the system of espionage prac
ticed byiGermany.were reported to the "Reptile
Bureau" at Berlin, and noted dowm in Bis
marck's black book. The whole affair recalls
the story of Haman and Mordecai. The Ger
man Hainan seeks to gibbet his Mordecai.
by publishing the indictment, the only result
being to justify Geffcken in tho eyes of the
The Vossische Zeitung, referring to the
publication of the Geffcken indictment says:
We protest against the public being invited
to deliver a verdict on the accusation1 alone
after the highest court in the empire has de
livered judgment. Wo cannot recollect any
previous Instance In Germany or any other
country of a trial of the kind being conducted
belore the bar of public opinion in an official
form by means of legal documents.
The foregoing article reflects the general
opinion of the Liberal press.
The Post says that the time will come
when on account of the Leipsic decision the
Conservatives and many others will take up
a position, not against that individual
court, but against the whole tendency of
German criminal law legislation and
The Roggenbach-Geffcken correspondence
which was submitted to the Buudesrath to
day covers 180 folios. It is not, as is the
custdm, marked "Confidential."
The Bnnk of Parts Will Dig tho Ditch for
One Per Cent of Profits.
Paris, January 17. The Banque Paris
ienne has assumed the entire cost of the is
sue aud constitution of the new Panama
Canal Company, but it stipulates that
after the opening ., of the canal
it shall receive annually one
per cent of the net profits. No doubt is
entertained that the meeting to be held on
the 2Gth inst. will approve the scheme. If
300,000 proxies are not obtained the company
will be judicially wound up.
The bankruptcy bill pissed the Senate to
day. The measure has especial interest at
the present time, because it enables the
Panama Canal Company to convert the old
organization into a new concern.
Tho Explorer All Right Last August Ho
Had Not Srcn Tippoo.
Loudon, January 17. Sir Francis. De
Winton is of the opinion that Stanley
reached Emin in November, and that his
journey from Emin's headquarters to
the East coast would occupy from six
to ten months. Sir Francis has
received a letter from Major Palminter,
dated Kinchassa, on Stanley pool, Novem
ber 30, reporting the arrival there of
Lieutenant Baert, Tippoo Tib's Secre
tary, on boaid the steamer Stanley en
route for Leopoldville. Baeit was
suffering from tlysentary. He said that
Stanley returned at the end of August to
the camp where Partellot was murdered,
and found the remainder of Jameson's de
tach nent in charge of Bonny.
Svuley wrote Tippoo to como and see
him, the distance bemtr 12 dajs hard march
ing. Tippoo did not arrive, and Stanley
proceeded to Wadelai with Binnie's detach
ment. Baert confirms the news contained
in Stanley's letter, adding that Stanley
said that Tippoo would not sec him
JANUARY 18, 1889.
again, so Stanley evidently did not intend
to return the same way. Baert further says
that Stanley wrote to nobody" excepting
Tippoo, and sent no letters home. Stanley
had not heard of the death of Jameson.
Baert positively denies the rumors spread
by the Assyrian interpreter with reference
to Jameson.
She Dies In Poverty and Her Flcnrt Broken
Daughter Takes Poison.
Munich, January 17. Mme.DiMurska,
the singer, died here to-day in extreme pov
erty. Her daughter, who was heart broken
at the loss of her mother, committed suicide
by taking poison.
To bo Used In tho Decorations of tho In-
augural Ballroom Pretty Conceits
1 of the Florist The Wholo to
New York, January 17. Five thousand
-dollars' worth of flowers and 3,000 worth of
bunting will be used in decorating the in
terior of the big pension building at Wash
ington, for the ball on the evening of March
i, which will close the ceremonies attend
ing the inauguration of Harrison and
When General Harrison and the others of
the Presidental party enter the hall, at the
west end they will pass under a floral ball
15 feet in diametsr. Somebody will pull a
string, the big floral ball will open, and a
Snowstorm of cut flowers will descend upon
the new President and his attendants. The
operation that releases the flowers will also
set free a flock of canary birds and paro
quets imprisoned in the ball. At the other
end of the hall there, will be another ball
exactly like the first, and when the Presi
dental party gets over there it will be pelted
again with flowers and canary birds.
A ship of state, 30 feet long, one of the
largest designs in cut flowers ever made,
will be suspended from 'the ceiling. The
galleries and the columns supporting them
will be decorated with garlands of laurel
and smilax, and smilax will hide all the
-gas fixtures. Garlands of laurel and palm
leaves will entwine the eight large columns
supporting the roof. From the lowermost
gallery will depend seven panels of cut
flowers, each panel 10 by 15 feet, and bear
ing a floral relief one of typical of the
executive departments of the Government.
Over the fountain in the center of the
hall will be a two-story Japanese pagoda,
covered with tropical plants. In this the
musicians will be stationed. At one end of
the hall there will be a conservatory scene
of tropical plants, outof which will rise the
words, in gas jets: "Inaugural Ball, 1889,"
and pictures of Harrison, and Morton, also
done in gas jets.
Mayor Roche Wants All of tho Evidence
Before Dismissing Bonfield.
Chicago, January 17. The Times con
tinues its demands upon Mayor Roche to
dismiss from office for corruption and dis
honesty Inspector Bonfield and Captain C.
Sehaack, the two officers so widely kuown
through their connection with the Baymar
ket riot and the hanging of the Anarchists.
A proposition was sent this afternoon
from Mayor Roche asking that all the evi
dence against the police officials be submit
ted to three well-known citizens named, the
purpose stated bv the Mayor being to de
termine whether the Times' demand for an
immediate suspension of the accused should
be acceded, to, pending a trial of the matter
in court.
The Times will reply that the sworn
proof already advanced is sufficient for that
purpose, and that it will not expose its full
testimony until the big libel suits come up
lor trial. It promises, however, to make
damaring revelations concerning these and
other officials in the near future.
Two Men Instantly Killed by a Runaway
Railroad Car.
Charleston, W. Va., January 17.
A car on the Mount Carbon Railway, run
ning from the river to the company's works,
yesterday afternoon became detached from
the train and started back down grade to
the river. The brakeman, in endeavoring
to check the speed, broke the brake.
In the meantime Charles Craig and C. F.
Vajidergrift, two of Fayette county's best
citizens, who had purchased a railroad
bicycle and had been in the habit of riding
up 'and down the road, had started on their
bicycle to the river. The car soon overtook
and ran over them, decapitating Mr. Craig,
his head rolling down an embankment, and
instantly killing Mr. Vandergrift also. The
noise of the bicycle is supposed to have pre
vented them from hearing the approaching
Government Crnlscrs Are Preparing to Sail
for the Snmonn Islands.
San Francisco, January 17. There is
considerable activity at the Mare Island
navy yard, owing to recent orders lrom
Washington in regard to the preparation of
vessels for sea, and the Vandalia, which has
been ordered to Samoa, will be ready to
sail Saturday. Orders also have been re
ceived to prepare the Mohican for sea at
once. It is believed she will proceed to
Panama and there receive a new crew from
the East, and possibly go to Samoa.
The Mohican will be ready to sail in two
weeks. An order was received yesterday to
fit out the store ship Monongahela. and dis
patch her to Samoa soon as possible with
supplies for the fleet.
A Very CIoso Contest for the Repnblicnn
Scnntorlal Nomiuntlon in Minnesota.
St. Paul, January 17. The Republicans
of the Minnesota Legislature met in caucus
to-night to select a candidate for United
States Senator to succeed D. M. Sabin.
Beside Senator Sabin, General W. D.
Washburn and Hon. Ignatius Donnelly
were nominated. One informal and three
formal ballots were cast, the last and decid
ing ballot being: Washburn, 62; Sabin, 54;
Donnelly, 4; Start, 2. General Washburn
and Senator Sabin were called before the
convention, the former returning thanks
and the latter offering congratulations.
General Washburn is from Minneapolis,
and is well-known throughout the country
as a leading business man of the Northwest.
Will bo the 'Flea in tho Bnckns-Grcen
Murder Trlnl.
Gkeensburg, Pa., January 17. Nich
olas Glessner, a witness for the prosecution
in the Backus murder trial here, testified
this afternoon that Green, the murdered
man, threatened to strike Backus with a
shovel, and that he saw the defendant re
treat in the yard with a knife in his hand.
The counsel for the defense will now, in all
probability, make their plea self-defense.
It is the general impression that the de
fendant will not be convicted of murder in
the first degree. The counsel for the de
fense are making a vigorous fight, as their
case was generally considered a hopeless
The Bitter Pill TVhicIi Colonel Hatch
Would Have to Swallow
By a Seat in President Cleveland's Cabinet,
Eyen for a Month or Two.
Intcr-State Commerce Commissioner Bragz to
Succeed Himself.
The possibilities of an understanding on
the subject of making an eighth Cabinet
office of the Department of Agriculture,
are rapidly vanishing. Petty personal jeal
ousies are alleged to be at the bottom of the
failure. A Southern Senator is accused
of breaking the line of party to vote his
sentiments. Inter-State Commerce Commis
sioner Bragg's nomination to succeed him
self has been reported favorably to the
Senate in executive session.
Washington, January 17. President
Harrison Js not likely to have the privilege
of appointing an eighth Cabinet officer as
the result of the effort to make an executive
department of the Bureau of Agri
culture. The bill passed the
House several months ago, and
provided for transferring the Signal Service
Bureau to the proposed new department.
This amendment was stricken out by the
Senate, the bill passed that body, and has
been in conference committee since last
summer. All attempts to reach an agree
ment upon it have thus far failed.
Chairman Hatch, of the House Committee
on Agriculture, predicts the early passage
of the bill, but the Senators are beginning
to think that he is the real opponent of
it at least, he has caused frequent
delays in its consideration in conference,
with the propositions to include within the
jurisdiction of the new department the
Geological Survey Bureau and the Bnrean
of Labor, both of which propositions are
coldly received bv the other members of the
conference committee.
It is said that the well-known enmity of
Mr. Hatch and that other prominent Mis
sourian Commissioner, Colman, of the De
partment of Agriculture, is at the bottom of
Colonel Hatch's opposition. Should the
bill become a law now, Presi
dent Cleveland might clothe Com
missioner Colman with the brief authority
and honor of a seat at the Cabinet table, and
this would be gall and wormwood to Colonel
Hatch. Mr. Colman, it is well known, is
opposed to making the bureau an executive
department, perhaps for the same reason
that causes Mr. Hatch to block its
progress. One thing is certain, and that
is that the Senators will never yield
on the signal service provision; and as at
least one of the Honse conferees will stand
by them, it looks as if the Signal Service
Bureau would remain under the control of
the War Department, whether the bill be
comes a law or not. '
The Mills Committee Can't Qalte Get Orer
tho Cowlcs BUI Reference.
Washington, January 17. If you want
to make a member of the Committee on
Ways and Means mad just begin to talk to
him about the Cowles revenue bill abolish
ing the tobacco tax and its reference to the
Committee on Appropriations. The longer
the situation remains the madder they get.
Mills pretends that he held back to keep
him from resigning, but it is evident he
takes good care some one has hold of his
coattail before he begins to threaten.
Even McMillin. who is noted for his eood
nature, can hardly refrain from replying
impatiently when he. is approached on the
matter. "I don't like to talk about it," he
said to the correspondent of TheDispatch
to-day: "It makes me.feel uncomfortable.
I can't understand w"jy they wanted to do
it, and I regret very much that anvthing
has occurred to excite a bitter feeling be
tween the two committees. Why they
should want to bring in, as a separate meas
ure, a measure which has already passed
the House, is rather strange. I hope the
Committee on Appropriations will decide to
let the matter drop."
Chairman Randall, of the Committee on
Appropriations, will not say a word as to
his intentions, but those who are in his con
fidence assert that the bill will speedily be
reported, though there are reasons for a
supposition that this step will not be taken
until after the tariff bill passes, the Senate
substitute, referred to the Committee on Ap
propriations, thus taking the tariff matter
clean out of the hands of the Mills com
A Southern Senator Falling Out of Lino on
the Tat iff Question.
Washington, January 17. Some of the
Senators seem to think that the vote to-day
with the Eepublicans of Senator Brown, of
Georgia, on the. tin plate amendments of
Senator Allison, is an indication that that
Senator will vote for the Senate substitute
in its entirety. Mr. Brown hts been in his
seat very little since the beginning of the
discussion of the tariff bill, and the votes
he has cast hitherto have hardly been suffi
cient to place him on the record.
It is well known that he is personally in
sympathy with nearly every provision of
the bill, and if he votes against it, it will
be merely to keep himself in line.
Green Glass Bottle Sinkers Have Nothing
Encouraging to Report.
Washington, January 17. The asso
ciation of green glass bottle manufacturers
met at Willard's Hotel to-day, the person
nel of this meeting being much the same as
that of the window glass association, which
met yesterday. The session was very short,
and merely for the hearing of reports of
statistics of the trade, and for the election of
officers. The oldofficers were re-elected.
The reports with regard to the condition
of the trade were not very encouraging, but
that seems to have become so common that
they are used to it. Very little increase in
either the bulk of domestic manufacture or
foreign importation was reported.
His Komlnntfan Reported Favorably to tho
Senate la Secret bcsslon.
Washington, January 17. The nomi
nation of Walter L. Bragg, to succeed him
self as Inter-State Commerce Commissioner,
.was favorably reported to-day in the execu
tive session of the Senate by the Committee
on Inter-State Commerce. .
515,000,000 Refused for Chartreuse.
London, January 18. The Grand Prior
of the Carthusian Monks has refused the
London offer of the three millions for a
monopoly ot the manufacture and sale of
the Chartreuse liqueur.
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Anoinsr RBMnuanai Dieu m tuv . -. .v.T.n
tho Farmers and Mechanics' Ba -ff o
Fallnro on the Boatbtldt. J 1,
Yesterday afternoon an information fo Q American PrOteCtlYB
made acrainst nenrr js. voieui, "
cashier of the Farmers and Mechanics'
Bank, of the Southside, the cases growing
out of the failure of the bank. The charges
were made by J. H. Sorg, Hugh Lafferty
and John Nusser before Alderman Schaffer.
Mr. Sorg and Mr. Lafferty charged Voight
with "embezzlement by an officer of a
bank;" with "making false entries by bank
cashier," and with "altering book of a cor
poration with intent to defraud." Mr.
Nusser, Mr. Sorg and Mr. Lafferty entered
a fourth charge of perjury.
The warrants were taken by 'Squire
Schaffer personally, instead of being intrust
ed to a constable, and he started to search
for Mr. Voight. The latter was found and
told that he was under arrest. He was
taken to 'Squire Schaffer's office and kept
there for some time. The Alderman offered
to give him an opportunity to visit his fam
ily or to hunt bondsmen, but the prisoner
declined the offers. The bail had been fixed
at 10,000 on each charge, or $4U,0uo m all.
He took his arreBt with considerable calm
ness. In the evening 'Squire Schaffer
brought him over to the city and placed
him in jail.
Mr. Sorg could not be found last night
and a visit to his house failed to arouse any
one. From Mr. Nusser it W3s learned,
through a son, that the arrest was made on
information received from the expert book
keeper who has been working on the ac
counts of the bank since the failure. The
books were removed to Mr. Nusser's house,
at the head of South Twelfth street, when
the investigation was commenced, and the
work was done there. The expert notified
them a few days ago that the books gave
warrant'for the bringing of the charges, and
after a consultation the course carried out
yesterday was decided upon.
Mr. Musser could not give the figures on
which the suits are based, saying that the
examination had not progressed that far.
Mr. Voight will have a hearing on Tuesday
Mr. Voight was cashier of the bank until
last April when he retired and became
actively connected with the Independent
Glass Company of the Southside. In Sep
tember the bank was forced to close nnd
the investigation which lead to the arrest
yesterday was put on foot. While no
figures can be obtained of an official or semi
official nature, it is reported that the deficit
in the bank was $257,000, including stock
and deposits, and that this sum has been
reduced by the sale of property, etc., to
Boston's Democratic Councilmcn Conrt a
Wholesale Expulsion.
Boston, January 17. The Common
Council distinguished itselt this evening by
a proceeding which will undoubtedly result
in the snecess of the efforts to entirely abol
ish that branch of the city government. In
other words, 30 Democratic members, by
voting to unseat two other Democratic
members who declined to vote with them
for President, have cut their own throats.
There was not the slightest ground for the
action except the desire of the Democrats to
gain a majority and unseat the present Re
publican President, who was elected by a
vote of 37 to 30.
The Couucilmen thus summarily
"bounced" are Messrs. Reed, of Ward 3,
and Hayes, of Ward 12, and the "true
blue" Democrats placed in their seats are
Messrs. Dillon and Mulholland. It was
also on the programme to elect a new Presi
dent, but the leaders lost tfieir nerve and
adjourned before doing so. President
Alien gained a point on them, however, by
announcing his committees at the opening
of the meeting, before anyone had a chance
to interrupt.
Tho Corner Corner In Brushes Extending Its
Field of Operations.
Cleveland, January it. Through, a
proposition made to the local Board of
Workhouse Directors by C. C. Corner, of
Columbus, O., it is learned that a trust has
been formed to control the sale of allcommon
or prison-made brushes in America. Corner
offers to take the entire product of the labor
of the workhouse and house of correction,
and pay 21,000 a year over
the present cost of production.
This offer is made because the local institu
tion is,mecting and underselling the combi
nation in the market. A bid has been sub
mitted in Writing, and the Board of Work
house directors will pass upon it in a few
da vs.
The Corner trust already manufactures
S7o0,000 worth of common brushes a year.
The institutions controlled by it
are the Albany Penitentiary, the Phila
delphia House of Refuge, the Eastern
Pennsylvania Penitentiary, of Cherry Hill;
the House of Eefuge, of Morganza, Pa.; tha
Boys' Industrial School, of Lancaster.Ohio,
and the St. Louis Workhouse. The trust
also controls large works employing free
labor in Elmira and New York City.
Presented InPaymcnt for a Horse Unenrtbs
n Pension Fraud.
Baltimore, January 17. August
Weaver and Catherine Miller were arrested
to-day on the charge of conspiring .to de
fraud the Government. A pension had been
granted, some time ago, to Laura Weaver,
of this city, and a check for 7,100 was sent
here. Yesterday Mr. Joseph Friedberger, a
horse dealer, called on the District Attor
ney and said that a pension check for Sl,700
had been presented to him in payment for a
horse purchased by August' Weaver, but
that he declined to give the change until he
had been satisfied that the check was good.
An investigation followed, and it was found
that Laura Weaver, for whom the check
was intended, had died about a year ago.
Weaver claims that Laura was his mother,
and that the pension agent knew that she
was dead when the check was issued. Cath
erine Miller is charged with personating
Laura Weaver. Thcvwere arraigned this
afternoon before United States Commis
sioner Rogers, and waived a hearing. ,
Cramp & Sons Delighted With the New
Government Cruiser.
Philadelphia, January 17. William
Cramp & Sons this morning, decided to give
the new United States cruiser Yorktown
another spin down thg river. The trip was
an entirely unofficial one, and was made
solely for the gratification of the builders,
who desired to test a new grade of coal for
tho furnaces. The only persons aboard ex
cept the crew were William H. Cramp and
Andrew D. Cramp.
The vessel steamed slowly out of her
dock, shortly after 8 o'clock, and, taking the
center of the stream, was soon spinning
along at a lively rate toward ship John
Light, where she was put over the course a
couple of times, very much to the satis
faction of her 'builders, after which her
nose was turned toward the shipyard. The
official trial will be made in about two
can reach the best
tenants throuah the
columns of THE
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"i TkV'ff Ifiacmft's Dinner.
WhiclfEepresented aThonsand Mill
ion Dollars of Capital.
AH Jiavinff
Jarrett Speaks on Protection
American Labor.
The American Protective Tariff Leagna
held its first annual dinner yesterday, and
it was a notable gathering of millionaires
and manufacturers. The speakers dwelt on
the beauties and benefits of protection, and
congratulated themselves and President
elect Harrison on the perpetuation of it
New Yoke, January 17. Everything
was intensely American at the first annual
dinner of the Amtrican Protective Tariff
League at Delmonico's to-night. Even the
bill of fare was almost entirely in the Amer
ican language; the orchestra played Amer
ican airs most of the time; the room was
profusely decorated with the American col
ors; the table ornaments comprised Amer
ican designs in confectionery, and great
banks of American roses and American
ferns took the place of tropical plants.
Among the 350 guests there was a very large
representation of the very largest manufact
urers in the United States. All parts of the
country were represented, so that, in fact,
New Yorkers seemed rather scarce. But it
was distinctively an American gathering.
At the head of the main table sat R. H.
Ammidown, President of the League. With
him were Warner Miller, Colonel Henry M.
Hoyt, Colonel Legrand S. Cannon, John
Jarrett, Hon. W. W. Morrow, Hon. Rufus
S. Frost, Colonel J. P. Ransom, ex-Governor
P. C. Cheney, of New Hampshire,
Governor P. C. Loundsbury and the Hon.
John C. Burroughs. The eight tables were
respectively headed by Cornelius N. Bliss,
C. A. Hats'horn, A. R. Whitney, John P.
Porter, T. M. Ives, Mahlon Chance, Richard
Campron and M. M. Endlong.
Every guest saw printed on his menn a
cut of the seal of the League, which is an
exceedingly rampant American eagle with
outstretched wings and indignant mien, as
if to repel the slightest intimation of for
eign importations. On a rough estimate
there was a thousand millions of dollars of
capital represented at the tables and the
employers of a million American workmen.
There was a noticeable absence of politi
cians. President Ammidown welcomed th e guest3
as representative Americans. He rezretted
the absence of the Hon. AVilliamMeKinley,
of Ohio, and the Hon. Thomas B. Reed, of
Maine, and Chauncey M. Depew, who were
down for speeches. Mr. McKinley sent a
telegram pleading official business, and Mr.
Reed did the same, saying that we want not
only the home market for American manu
factures, but we want American manufac
tures for the home market. Chauncey M.
Depew sent a letter of apology in which he
said :
At the critical period the League came Into
existence. It understood from the beginning
that the fascinating generalities of free trade,
which bad captured colleges and were pene
trating schools, must be met bv a clear present
ation of both theory and practice. It boldly
and confidently challenged discussion, ana
nailed its propositions upon the doors of th
The situation was critical and the peril great,
but the League had made a gallant tight and
won a great, but not decisive, victory. Tne
enemy are alert and audacious; they have the
devotion of propagandists and the fire of cru
saders. They preach an industrial millenium
for America in the revolution of its industries,
and pray for the speedy death of manufacturers
and millionaires that they may bear the resur
rection trumpet and review the ghostly proces
sion ot happy and more spiritual workers.
The toast, "The Workingman's Interest
in the Tariff," was responded to by Mr.
John Jarrett, of Pittsburg. He said:
The workingman's interest-in the tariff is
ereat, because under its overshadowing influ
ence and fostering care tho conditions have
been established whereby our great natural re
sources and advantages have been utilized to
the extent they have been. One of the chief
of these conditions is that of restricting or lim
iting competition on the part of foreign pro
ducers in our home market. American capital
has thus been encouraged to embark in a diver
sification of industries in manufactures and
commerce, thus creating a market for Ameri
can labor and securing to it increased and
diversified employment. Limiting foreign com
petitions in the home market has enabled the
American workingman to demand and receive
higher wages than is paid in any other
The result of higher wages has been to place
tha social standing and progress of the work
ingman far ahead, bis opportunities and ad
vantages aro better, and his skill and intelli
gence superior to these of any other country.
I maintain that these conditions are chiefly the
result of the last 28 years. It is an incontest
able fact that the home", the dress, the table
and other surroundings of the large mass of the
British orking classes are hut very little better
to-day than they were in I860. With the Ameri
can working classes, however, a marked and
apoarent progress has taken place th home,
the dress, the table, and all their surroundings
are very much improved. Another indication
of the progress wrought under protection U
Increased Mages and cheaper products. I will
quote only a few instances. Take a
ton of bar iron. In I860 the
price of a ton of bars was $58;
the wages of the puddler at Pittsburg was
S3 50 per ton. Hence a puddler had to produce
it tons of puddled bars to earn the pnee of a
ton of finished bars. At present bars aie S48
per ton, and puddling at Pittsburg $5 30 per
ton. Hence a pnddler has to produce out eight
tons of puddled bars now to earn the price of a
ton of bars.
In England the price of a ton of bars equal in
quality to ours is about f 6 10 or SI 20; the"
puddler gets SI 73 per ton. Hence, in England
a puddler has to produce IS tons of puddled
bars to earn the price of a ton of bars.
If we. take the total wages paid to inside roll
ing mill labor in producing a ton of bars from
pig iron wo find that in England It amounts to
S3 11 per ton and in this country to $13 96.
Hence it requires the wages of six tons in En
gland and three and a half tons m this country
to be equivalent to the price of a ton ot bars.
The wages of labor in this country is not only
actually, but also proportionately, double
the wages paid in England. The glass
worker, thepotter, the tailor, tbeshoemaker and
a large number of others alsoearn proportion
ate! v double here that similar workmen e.irn
in England. When did you ever hear of
workingmcii, bona fide wage earners, appear
before the Ways and Means Committee advo
cating lower duties? On the other hand,
dozens of committees representing largo
bodies of wage earners, have been before that
committee time and again; yes, every timo
that measures have been introduced to reduce
duties. This clearly indicates the interests of
workingmen in tho tariff.
Warner Miller's speech on the influence
of the tariff on our commercial and shipping
interests was a concise argument to prove
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