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tljje Btgpfalj.
Vol. , No. 349. Entered l Pittsburg l'ot
o&lce, November it, 18S7. as secona-ciass matter.
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The announcement that the entire Hos
tetter interest in the stock of the Pittsburg
and Lake Erie Railroad has been closed out
to the Vanderbilts is the new point in the
business movements of the day which will
set Pittsburg on the qui vive this morning.
Speculation as to what it means will vary
widely, and it will probably remain noth
ing but speculation until the future develops
the Vanderbilt policy in this section.
"We are inclined to augur favorably from
this increase of the Vanderbilt interest in
Pittsburg's railroad. The old fear that the
Vanderbilts would repeat the South Penn
operation and turn over the property to
Pennsylvania Railroad control, has been
allayed by the policy of the present genera
tion of Vanderbilts. They have completed
the Beech Creek road and made it a profit
able investment They profess a readiness
to do their share to carry out the South
Penn enterprise in good faith to their
partners in the project.
In connection with these fact? this addi
tional investment in the road which will be
a connecting link in the new throngb line,
may be regarded as evidence that the Van
derbilts are in the Pittsburg railroad busi
ness to stay, if not to expand.
It is quite possible to deduce from this
purchase the expectation of a prompt com
pletion of the South Penn or of a connecting
road between the Beech Creek road and the
Pittsburg and Lake Erie, or possibly both.
But it may be wiser to let the future show
what will be done in that direction.
wanted, the excuses for it would be far more
plentiful than the money.
The great recommendation to such a meas
ure would be that it would put the-exercise
of suffrage in its proper light, that of a duty,
and would remove the error that it is a priv
ilege. The great majority of the women
who are asking tor suffrage consider it in
the latter light, and many of them say that
they are not certain that they would vote,
but they want the right if they should
choose to exercise it "We have too many
voters of that sort already. The men of in
telligence and culture who (ail to perform
their duty, and so leave elections to the con
trol of the ignorant and vicious, would be
iniormed by a law of this sort that they
must do their duty in voting just as they
must in paying taxes.
The weak point of such a law is that
afforded by the question whether it would
be enforced. Would the influential and
wealthy citizen who stays away from the
polls be punished, or would the law, as so
many of our statutes do, fall promptly to
the status of a dead letter?
Two such alternatives constitute the condi
tion known as a dilemma.
President Adams, of tho Union Pacifio
Railroad, leaves the country in doubt in
his letter accepting Mr. Bromley's resigna
tion, whether he means to abandon the work
oi securing a compromise of that corpora
tionsdebt with the Government, or whether
he thinks it can be secured without effort
from the next Congress.
The commencement of a series of articles
giving the local views of the various coun
ties in the State on the question of prohibi
tion, appears in another column. The view
of Washington county is presented in this
article, and it is hardly necessary to state
that the Washingtouians ore true to their
name in being strongly in favor of the pro
hibition amendment That tendency of
opinion may be regarded as typical of a
leading class in the rural districts of "West
ern Pennsylvania, though it may well be
doubted if it is as strong anywhere in the
State as it is in Washington county. The
Dispatch will continue its researches into
the opinion of the State until all sections of
the Commonwealth are heard from, and our
readers will have a very good chance to
learn how the verdict of the people will he
given on the question next June.
The bill which the House has passed for
the admission of new States, while it has
been held up as an indication of readiness
to perform a long-delayed act of justice to
the Territories that were qualified for State
hood, is in reality a reassertion of the old
platform of the Democrats, that they will
not aid in the admission of new States un
less they can get something out of it Jot
Briefly stated, the bill offers to the Senate
the proposal that South Dakota, with a per
manent and growing population of over
350,000, can come into the Union if she is
yoked with Montana, which has a popula
tion of 140,000, largely of the mining class,
which the example of Nevada shows is not
to be depended on. These are for immediate
admission, while for the future, Washing
ton with 300,000 and North Dakota with
230,000, must be saddled with New Mexico,
which has 175,000, three-fifths of which is
of the Mexican and half-breed stamp that is
wholly unfit for citizenship. Such a propo
sition, which can only delay the admission
of the Republican Territories six months,
reveals partisanship in its most impotent
It is a pity that the Democrats could not
have shown, in the last session that they will
control the House, enough ability to rise to
the level of statesmanship and offer a meas
ure presenting the standards of population,
wealth and enlightenment, which should
admit any State to the Union.
The selection of a Washburn by the Re
publican caucus on the United States Sena
torship from Minnesota, and this time tbe
Millionaire Washburn, affords ground for
some curious speculations, in view of the
previous announcement that Ignatius Don
nelly and the Farmers' Alliance would be
able to control tbe election. It hardly
seems that the leader of the millers' com
bination to make wheat cheap and flour
dear would be persona grata to the Farmers'
Alliance; while Donnelly's famous expres
sion of opinion concerning the predestin
ation of the Washburns for Congressional
positions, while it will not bear publication,
is calculated to create the opinion that the
cipher discoverer would not rally to the sup
port of the new representative of money in
the Upper House. Has Washburn devel
oped a cipher in the Senatorial canvass that
convinces Donnelly, or beats him? Or is
more music still to be heard from Minnesota,
with the granger element interposing its
veto on the further reinforcement of the
money-bag contingent in the Senate?
The intelligence from Samoa, which was
published in yesterday's issue of Dispatch,
indicates that the nation is confronted with
a graver crisis than it has known in its
foreign relations since the days of the Civil
War. It is doubtful whether even the Vir-
ginius dispute or any international ques
tion since the days of the Trent capture,
equaled in gravity of consequences the in
sult which the United States is reported to
have received at Samoa.
Unless the report is wholly and intentional
ly exaggerated, the German forces at Samoa
have not only disregarded the treaty be
tween the three civilized Powers, but have
insulted, fired upon and destroyed property
under the protection of the United States
flag. It "might be hoped that the re
port was untrue, if it were not
that the ruling powers of Germany have
lately taken no pains to conceal their con
tempt for a Government which makes so
little preparation for war as ours does.
The administration by ordering all avail
able vessels on the Pacific coast to proceed
at once to Samoa, indicates the possession
of official intelligence that conveys grave
Of course if we submit to open insult such
as this we only invite further aggressions
from a republic-hating Government like
Germany. It is a very different matter to
deal with than that of Hay ti. Onr knowl
edge of this difference, and the close ap
proach to pusillanimity, which has marked
our conduct in the Samoan difficulty has
probably gone far to create the idea among
the Germans that we will accept almost any
outrage meekly. It is time to correct that
The people of New Hampshire seem to
have no trouble in solving the White Cap
question. That is the fair conclusion from
the report of what one village has done upon
the appearance of that epidemic.
Some one in that vicinity conceived the
idea that it would be very nice to frighten
the public by the anonymous letters with
which this class of law breakers threaten
people under pretense of regulating public
morals. Their career had not gone beyond
the distribution of the letters, however, be
fore some sharp detective work was done,
and 13 persons were lodged in jail under ar
rest for conspiracy. By the time they have
served a term in the workhouse, it is safe to
say they will be cured of all tendencies to
ward night-riding and whipping women.
Governor Foraker, and all advocates of
the policy of making agreements with "re
spectable citizens" who adopt the tactics of
organized ruffianism, will please take notice
that the way to deal with White Capism, is
to have a vigorous system of laws and en
force it without fear or favor.
The Northwestern millers combination
is still struggling with its mightiest efforts,
to realize its idea of cheap wheat and dear
It is interesting to learn, on the authority
of Mr. Childs, that Mr. Singerly finds Mr.
Cleveland acold man;butitis not especially
surprising nor is the fault peculiar to Mr.
Cleveland. It is natural, if not inevitable,
that the Democratic wheel horses should
find pretty nearly everything very cold this
Dr. Chabcot, the famous French doctor, Is
opposed to tho admission of women to his pro
fession. The Emperor of China has 30 physicians and
surgeons In his household, notwithstanding
which he is frequently ill.
Mr. Gladstone lunched in Jupiter's Tem
ple at Pompeii on Tuesday. While in the his
toric town tbe Homeric scholar witnessed an
interesting excavation.
M. Jacques, who is opposing General Bou
langer in the Parliamentary contest in the De
partment of the Seine, is a rich distiller, but
politically he is comparatively unknown.
The Rev. Mother Mary Aloysios O'Connell
has jast died in her 73d year. In tho St. Bede's
Convent of Mercy, Sunderland, England. She
came from Cork in 1843. at the foundation of
the convent, and continued in charge until her
death. She was a cousin of tbe great Daniel
A Washington man. Major J. H. Stine, is
making a collection of branches from trees that
crew on the great battlefields of the late war.
He bas Just received from a Virginia friend
pieces ot pine from Chancellors ville,cedar from
Slaughter's Mountain and from Hancock's
winter quarters in 1863-64.
Chief among Boston's capitalists is Mont
gomery Sears, whoso vast holdings of valua
ble real estate give him a claim to be called
the Astor of the modern Athens. He inher
ited $9,000,000 a few years ago from his father,
Joshua Sears, who came to Boston without a
penny and established a small grocery business.
J AT Gould has been ordered to the South
by his physician, Dr. John P. Munn. Prepara
tions have been in progress for the trip for
some little time and a start will be made almost
immediately. His younger children will ac
company him as far as the White Sulphur
Springs, in Virginia. Whilo no great peril
threatens Mr. Gould's life, his physician will
insist on an extended tour through the semi
He Descended From Stnater John Harrison,
Virginia' First Governor No Relation
to Cromwell's Batcher His Family Tree,
Cont-of-Arms end Creat.
Washington, January20. There have been
many statements made in the past month to
the effect that the President-elect was a de
scendant from Cromwell's General Harrison.
The President-elect has been written to on the
subject and his widely-published reply went to
show that if he did not believe that the asso
ciate of the "bloody Cromwell" was his ances
tor, he was not entirely Bure of the fact
I am able to asseverate and conclusively
prove, I think, that the next President of the
United States is no more descended from the
regicide than he is from tbe regicide's chief,
whose history is entirely damnable, and whose
very name is an utter abomination.
Mr. B. E. Blackford, originally of Freder
Icksburg, Va., but a resident of Washington
for the past five decades, bas made heraldry
and genealogy his fad for many years and has
made an especial study of the lineage and an
cestry of the old Virginia families. He fought
beneath the stars and bars In tho rebellion, ana
The last stroke of policy on the part of
the young German Emperor is to dismiss all
the French cooks in the Imperial employ
and to substitute for them native Germans.
Possibly this may be explained on the
ground of an indigenous taste for saur kraut
and wurst; but it looks like the outbreak
of a spirit which may yet forbid tailors and
modistes from using French chalk in mark
ing out their patterns. With the imperious
masters of Germany putting both France
and the United States under the ban, the
two great republics may take the notion of
presenting their claims to respect in a joint
It is rather misstating the case to assert,
as a Republican organ does, that "a United
States Judge very promptly and vigorously
sat down on the attempt to smirch Colonel
Dudley." Such talk, in view of tbe facts
is likely to accentuate the general bdief
that Colonel Dudley smirched himself.
The report of a case in New York in
which a woman was arraigned for pawning
twenty-seven pairs of trousers which she
had been making at the ideal wages of
35 cents a dozen, and defended herself by
the fact that she could not get the wages
due her for making eighty-eight pairs for
the same employer, should lead society to
ask itself in earnest whether the present
rule of shaping economic operations for the
benefit of the rich is not a failure.
Story That He Is Has a
Antique Flavor.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Washington, January 20. The Herald, a
Sunday morning Democratic newspaper of this
elty, has the following this morning: "The cor
respondents who predicted that Hon. 'William
L. Scott was about to retire from politics will be
surprised to learn that be was elected last week
a member of the Democratic State Committee
of Pennsylvania. Also, that Instead of aban
doning the tariff reform, that committee have
passed resolutions favoring It. That
Mr. Scott will not retire from pol
itics W- have from a very intimate
political friend of the member from Erie. Jnst
such talk was heard about Mr. Scott in 1877,
and it grew out of Mr. Scott's disgnst at the
abandonment of the constitutional method of
settling the disputed Fresidental election. He
was then in favor of seatingTilden, and because
it was not dono some people said at the time
that he would give up politics. Again, in 1SS0,
an attempt was made to shelve him. After a
fight and a compromise at tbe State Conven
tion at Harrisburg he was sent as Delegate at
Large to Cincinnati, the representative of the
Ti den-riandau combination. Alter tne nomi
nation of Hancock, an attempt was made to
force him to withdraw from the position of
member of the National Committee, and to
substitute Wallace in his place. This he de
clined to do, and then, after the Hancock cam
paign, it was said that he was 'out of politics.'
"Once more, in 1884. when Wallace was put
to the front, ostensibly as the Pennsylvania
leader, Mr. Scott took a vigorous part in tbe
campaign, contributing more money, it is said,
than anyone else, and doing a great deal of
hard work. And now the same story Is going
the rounds, equally devoid of truth, that Mr.
Scott will go out of politics because Mr. Cleve
land failed of election on the tariff reform
issue. 'I predict,' said my Informant that Mr.
Scott will be on hand at the next National
Democratic Convention and play his part In it
His health is not so Infirm as some of bis
enemies say it is in fact all he needs Is such
rest as he can take whenever be feels so dis
posed. He is not at all disheartened by the
result of the campaign, which he doesn't con
sider a fair test of public sentiment on the
tariff reform issue.'"
in bis Democracy be Is noteworthy and unre
lenting. These facts gavo an additional em
phasis when he said to me the otber day:
"As an old Virginian I resent the idea that
the descendants of one of the oldest of our
Virginia families and the President-elect of
our country should for a moment bo considered
to have sprung from regicides and Cromwellian
satraps. The glaring character of the mis
statement can De snown in a lew woras. urum
well's General Harrison is merely supposed to
have come to America after Cromwell's execu
tion In 1660. Now, as. I will prove to you, the
ancestor of the President-elect was governing
Virpinia in 1623, 27 years before the Cromwell
lte is said to have come to America.
Master John Harrison.
"Among the second Importation of Virginia
colonists under John Smith, about the year
1609, was one Master John Harrison, gentleman.
In 1623 the Virginia Company, as a private cor
poration, was extinguished, and Master John
Harrison was made Governor of Virginia. To
him, in 1613. was born a son, who in due time
became known as Beniamin Harrison.of Surrey.
This son was the first great landed proprietor
of bis name In Virginia. He was tmried at
Westover, on the James river, and amonument
was erected on the lawn of the family estate.
Tbe monument, which is still extant, bears the
following epitaph:
Here lyeth the body of Honora
ble ltenlamln Harrison. Esnulre.
whodldjuilice, loyed mercy and
walked numbly with his God;
was always loyal to his l'rlnce,
ana a great Denei&cior to
An Interesting Old Keystone Statesman With
a Centenarian Mother.
Harrisburg, January 20. The most Inter
esting figure in the Pennsylvania Legislature is
the Hon. John S. Rhey, member of the Lower
House from Cambria county. He Is past 70,
was Speaker of the House in 1852, and Is the
only representative of the old school Democ
racy now in public life in Pennsylvania. As
Speaker of the House in 1S25, he appointed the
committee that looked after the entertainment
of Louis Kossuth and his suite when they
visited Harrisburg and escorted tbem across
the State to Pittsburg, a large part of tbe
journey having to be made in sleighs, there
being no Pennsylvania Railroad to Pittsburg
then, and the State canal being frozen. Mr.
Rhey is one of the oldest and ablest lawyers,
journalists and politicians In active life in tbe
State to-day. His mother is living, and will
soon be 100 years old.
Governor Hill's recommendations for bal
lot reform have provoked a good deal of
sarcasm which is not unjustifiable, in view
of the source from which they come. It is
justice, however, to rcognize that he made a
novel and pertinent snggestion in recom-
mending an enactment for compulsory vot
ing. This is presented as a means of removing a
cause for a large amount of corruption.
With a fine imposed upon every elector who
fails to vote, unless prevented by sickness
or unavoidable absence from his place of
residence, tbe excuse for raising large sums
of money "to get out the vote" would, it is
argued, be taken away. We doubt whether
that argument is well-founded. There are
plenty of other excuses for raising big cam
paign 'funds; and when the money was
Governor Hoard, of Wisconsin, makes
good his claim to the title oi "the cow Gov
ernor by recommending the total exclusion
of bull butter from his State. The Gover
nor should cast his eye over to Pennsylvania
and learn that it is easier to enact such a
law than to get it obeyed.
The recent touch of blizzard in the
Northwest does not seem to have had vital
ity enough to reach this section. The ther
mometer went down to 36 degrees below
zero at Winnipeg, which was sufficient to
raise a general hope of an ice crop in the
Northern tier of States. Probably yester
day's snow storm was the southern edge of
that cold wave; but so far at least, the stock
ofgelidityin the latitude of Pittsburg has
not been increased.
The Washington Post attacks the idea
that a protective tariff could develop the art
of painting. The esteemed Post is evidently
familiar with the art of painting the town,
and knows that it defies foreign competi
tion, protected or unprotected.
The interview with Mr. O. P. Scaife,
printed on the fifth page of this issue, sets
forth fully the practical workings of the
new street railway bill. He also shows
wherein the obnoxious clause affects con
templated improvements and proposed lines
of road to open np the outlying distiicts of
Allegheny City. The Allegheny members
should carefully peruse Mr. Scaife's re
marks. It is interesting to learn that an alter
native to Mahone, as a Southern representa
tive in Harrison's Cabinet, is presented in
the person of Powell Clayton, of Arkansas.
To bo Laid From Cuba to Yncatao Conces
sions Granted.
City or Mexico, January 20. The Spanish
Government has granted a concession for a
submarine cable from Cuba to Yucatan, but
the concessionaire will find difficulties here. It
is claimed that the Mexican Telegraph Com
pany's charter gives it the sole right to operate
a cable line.
The Government will probably take steps
airainst tbe railroad telegraph lines, as their
charters do not allow them to transmit messages
for the public
The Government Charged With Mismanage
ment of tbe Country's Finances.
City of Mexico, January 2a The VozDe
Mexico (Conservative), the organ of Arch
bishop Labastide. has begun an attack upon
tbe Government for alleged mismanagementof
the country's finances. The JOfaro Official,
the organ of the Government denies the
charges and declares that tbe Government was
never in a more prosperous financial condition.
In tbe First Bank.
From the Philadelphia Daily News.:
In some respects The Pittsburg Dispatch
is the best newspaper published In the State.
In all respects it is in the first rank, very near
the head of the column.
One Form of Editorial Amusement.
From the Chicago Inter-Ocean. I
Democratic editors who are using President
Cleveland as a springboard for leaps into space
should have more consideration for the man
who is down.
After Babbits Bat Got Gold.
Lotns viixe. Jan 2a Near Eckert yesterday,
while three boys were hunting, they dug Into
an old log after a rabbit and discovered a pot
of gold coins. The treasure counted out 51,000.
Isaac Brit, Jr.
NEW YOBX, January SO.-Isaac Bell, Jr., ex
TJnlted States Minister to the Netherlands, died
this morning at 9:3 o'clock.
"This worthv man," continued Mr. Black
ford, "left thre'e sons. The eldest was a Ben
jamin Harrison, of Berkeley, who died in April,
1710, at the age of 37. A monument was erect
ed to his memory In Westover, at the expense
of tbe State. He left a son named Benjamin,
who married a daughter of Robert Carter, of
Corotoman called King Carter, and a celebrity
in those days. This Beniaman Harrison was,
with his two daughters, killed by lightning. Of
hi3 sons, tbe first was Benjamin, the great
grandfather of the President-elect, and one of
the Blgners of the Declaration of Independ
ence. It conld not have been said of him that
he was always loyal to his Pnnce, but it can
be said that he was tho father of a ruler and
the great-grandfather of a ruler or a country
far more great and happy tban ever Pnnce or
King drew bounty from.
"Tbe signer of the Declaration of Independ
ence married Miss Bassett. They bad three
sons Benjamin, Carter(amemberof Congress)
and William Henry, ninth President of the
United States. There was one daughter who
married Randolph N. 'Wilton.
"President Harrison's son, John Scott was
tbe father of tho President-elect, and I think
you will admit that the succession from Mas
ter John to the gentleman who will succeed Mr.
Cleveland on the 4th of March has been very
clearly shown."
Harrison's Family Tree.
Mr. Blackford rapidly drew a partial genea
logical tree, which tells its own story at
Master John Haheisox,
First Governor or Virginia In 1(23.
Ills son,
Benjamin Harbison, op Subeet.
Born 1645.
His son,
Died AprU, 1710.
His son.
Killed by lightning.
His son,
Great-grandfather of the l'resldent-elect.
His son,
William Henry Harrison,
President of tbe United States.
His son,
John Scorr Harbison,
father of
"Hugh Griggsby,"contInued my genealogical
enthusiast, who insisted on supplementing bis
facts with documentary evidence, "in his book
on the 'Convention of 1776,' sajsof the Harri
son family: 'Of all the ancient families in the
colony, tbat of Harrison, if not the oldest, is
one of the oldest;" and added: 'From 1023 to
this date, a period of two centuries and a half,
tbe name has been distinguished for the patri
otism, the Intelligence, and the moral worth of
those who have borne it' "
Mr. Blackford also showed me the coat of
arms of tbe Harrison family, and described
them as fo lows, in heraldic vernacular:
"Percale git. and az.; an eagle displayed or,
rnuraUy gorged of tbe nrstbetween two pheons
in fesse arc., chief indented erminois.
"Crest The faces fessivise ppr. banded gu.,
surmounted by an anchor erect entwined by a
cable all sold.
"A prominent English family, the Harrisons
of Tynemoutb." said Mr. Blackford in con
clusion, "of record in Burke's Landed Gentry,
has adopted these arms and the crest, although
their genealogy is not traceable to the far older
family, the Harrisons of Virginia."
All Eyes ou Blaine.
The presence of Mr. Blame in the city has ex
cited a lively local interest in tbe question of
Cabinet possibilities. Mr. Blaine is placed, by
this condition of affairs, in a very unenviable
position. His hotel bas been besieged by re
porters and correspondents of metropolitan
papers who have been instructed by manag
ing editors to obtain interviews with him on
the ruling political question of the day: and to
ail of these Mr. Blaine has been obliged to deny
himself studiously. He cannot comment on
the President-elect or venture an opinion of the
possibilities of his choice for members of his
political family. Mr. Harrison bas toldbim no
more tban he has told anyone else, and I have
the authority of those who have talked with
Mr. Harrison recently, and for whom be sent
to Washington, that he bas told no one any
thing concerning his plans. One Senator who
went to Indianapolis and had a long talk with
General Harrison said to me on bis return to
this citv: "When they tell you that Harrison
has said or intimated this or that concerning
his plans, believe nothing of what they say. Mr.
Harrison asks a great many questions but he
has not committed himsclf'in any way, and I
do not believe he bas made up his mind yet."
Knowing nothing, then, Mr. Blaine would be
much embarrassed by curious questions con
cerning bis political future and that of the new
administration. For this reason he has been
denied to newspaper men and has received only
tho personal friends who have called to pay
their respects.
A Significant Straw.
During his brief stay at the Richmond, and
before bis removal to his permanent quarters
at the Nonnandie, Mr. Blaine was entertained
informally at dinner by General John B. Hen
derson, of Missouri, and his wife. This event
was looked upon by some people as significant
as General Henderson is regarded as a strong
Cabinet possibility. I do not believe it bad any
political significance, however. Mr. Blaine bas
been a friend of Mr. Henderson for a long
time. Mr. Henderson was chairman of the
convention which nominated Mr.BIaine tor the
Presidency nearly five years ago. Mr. Hender
son was not at tbat timo a Blaine maD, bow
ever, and he bas never been a supporter or Mr.
Blaine for the Presidcntal nomination. He
had hoped, before the convention of 1888. that
Mr. Sherman would be nominated, but when
he saw that the nomination of Mr, Sherman
was not possible, he did some strong work for
General Harrison. Dnring tbe campaign in
October, when money was being freely spent in
Indiana, Chairman Huston, of tbe Indiana
State Committee, made an appeal to General
Henderson for financial assistance, and within
48 hours a meeting had been called in St. Louis,
and 835,000 raised and forwarded to Mr. Huston.
It was done so Quietly tbat not 200 Renublicans
In St. Louis knew anything about it. Tbat
$35,000 did a "power of good" in the campaign,
and General Harrison has probably not for
gotten It
It was an odd feature of General Henderson's
relation to tbe campaign that he, like Mr. Quay,
did not know General Harrison. His service
in tbe Senate was long before General Harri
son's time, and although he has met the President-elect,
he bas no acquaintance with him.
This does notprevent General Harrison know
ing General Henderson by reputation, and be
bas made Inquiries about him of several of
those whom be bas summoned to Indianapolis
to advise with him. This is significant of noth
ing except that General Harrison bas had Gen
eral Henderson's namecalledtobis attention in
some strong and impressive way; but it opens
the road to many speculations. General Hender
son was responsible in a great degTee for the
surprising political change in Missouri In the
recent election, and it is possible that the next
presiaenc win minx mat a recognition or that
State will pave the way to bring it into the Re
publican fold in the near future.
Brief Summary of tbe Leading Features of
tbe Mammoth Doable Number.
Startling news comes from Samoa. The Ger
man forces are reported to have torn down the
United States flag, fired upon, beaten and
stabbed American citizens. Secretary Bayard
has been notified of the numerous outrages.
The East Africa bill is likely to be passed by
the Reichstag with little onnositlon. Bismarck
will then make a statement as to the co-operation
of the German Government. Boulanger
has spent a fortune to gam a victory in the
Parisian election, which occurs next Sunday.
Those who bet are offering odds that the Gen
eral will triumph. An English paper exposes
its ignorance and makes ridiculous statements
anent the rumor tbat Carnegie is to enter Har
rison's Cabinet. The cable dispatches were
unusually replete with interesting news.
Advices from Washington and Harrisburg
state that a perfect understanding has been
effected been Quay and Magee, and that all Is
now harmonious In the councils of the Repub
lican party of Pennsylvania, Harrison made
a pleasure trip to Terre Haute, and succeeded
in eluding the office seekers for one day. A
passenger train jumped the track on theNorth
western Railroad in Northern Michigan. Three
persons were killed and a large number Injured.
A French woman, who led a romantic career,
died in poverty near Baltimore. Miss Haffa, a
boautlful young lady of Philadelphia, was
taken to the Insane hospital. Her malady was
caused by unrequited love, and the object of
her affections was the son of Chief Justice
Williams, of Pennsylvania. Senator Brown,
of Georgia, a Democrat enlivened the
monotony of the tariff discussion, by de
livering a speech in favor of protection.
The statue of General Cass, presented
to the United States by the State of Michigan,
has arrived in Washington and will soon be un
veiled. A. dispute between two fanners near
Canonsburg, Pa., over the right of way, led to
the burying of one of the wranglers op to his
neck in a pit. White Caps attacked and
brutally treated a half-witted boy near Sham
okln. Pa. A pneumatic dynamite gun for
naval use was tested at New Yoik, the experi
ments proving partially satisfactory,
Adam Slater, of Cbartiers township, was
killed by Thomas Holloway at his boarding
house about midnight Slater's head was
nearly cutoff by a blow dealt with a butcber
knife in the bands of bis assailant. The
Coroner's jury, Investigating the Wood street
disaster, returned a verdict charging negli
gence against O. I. Wllley, Huckenstein & Co.
and Building Inspector Frank, for allowing the
erection of the Willey building to proceed
without taking more precautions to insure
safety to the workmen and others. Several
lawyers gavo their views on the proposed pro
hibition amendment to the Constitution. Rep
resentative Lafferty's Dill conferring certain
powers on passenger and traction railroad
companies was explained at length by Attorney
F. M. Magee. The sporting review and gossip,
market reports, editorials, and the usual inter
esting departments devoted to society, the
theaters, music, military, G. A. R., etc, were
other important news features.
In the second part of the paper Franklin
File's interesting novelette was brought a step
nearer completion. Bill Nye paid a tribute to
the memory of his old friend, Colorow, chief
of the Utes, which for exquisite humor is prob
ably equal to anything that this gifted writer
ever produced. Ouida added to herarguments
against clubs for women. E. W. Bartlett gave
some interesting Information regarding tobac
co and its manufacture in the form of cigars.
Captain King described some remarkable feats
of Indian horsemanship. Blakely Hall
contributed an entertaining paper on
a youthful New Yorker of princely
wealth. Shirley Dare told how to
train girls to make them beautifnl. Marion
Hood sketched the luxurious apartment of a
metropolitan bachelor. Henry Haynie fur
nished an essay of interest to sporting men on
the bookmakers of France. John Dean
Brown gave an interesting history" of the
steam engine. Mrs. Sherwood discussed the
latest fashions. James W. Breen dealt with
recent decisions of the Supreme Court regarding
the rights of natural gas companies, present
ing a logical and intelligent review of the mat
ter. The letters of Bessie Bramble, written from
the South, Edgar L. Wakeman, from Ireland
and Jesse Shepaxd, from .Paris, were worthy of
careful perusal. The' fashionable dance, tbe
German, furnished a text for a two column
illustrated article which the ladles will read
with interest A new and valuable feature was
the department entitled "Sunday Thoughts on
Morals and Manners," by a clergyman.
Other original contributions were from the
pens of Rev. George Hodges, Prof. Shaler,
Clara Bel'o and Bart
The Outrages In Samoa.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
As an American citizen I respectfully ask
your kind permission to express my opinion
about this outrageous Samoa insult Don't let
us be bluffed by tbat much overrated and ar
rogant German statesman who has been made
famous by a victorious army, and whose men
tal capacities are not above those ot our es
teemed Ben Butler, whose image he very
nearly represents. We must recollect that
Germany played the bluff game on Spain only
a few years ago, trying to annex the Caroline
group. Spain, however, showed flgbt and Bis
marck wandered, disgraced, to Rome, begging
the Pope to arbitrate. Let it be remembered
that our Minister, A. A. Sargent, was grossly
insulted at tbe Court of Berlin five years ago.
The Deutsche Tageblatt called him a toelpeL
railroad swindler, eta, because Sargent dared
to defend tbe American flag and American in
terests in general. A high tariff is put on our
products, such as petroleum and cereals, and
everything American is smitten and talked
down whenever a slight occasion 13 offered.
Onr navy is weak, but five times stronger
tban tbat of Spain, and sufficiently strong to
drive German commerce off tbe ocean in less
than a year. The loss of commerce would cost
uermany at least 1,000,000,000 of marks annually.
We need not fear that a German force will
everlandonour soil. Tbeir ships may bom
bard a few insignificant port inflicting dam
ages of a few millions of dollars to our own
citizens: but in any event it is better for the
United States to pay a few millions indemnity
to its own citizens than to be the target of in
sults from an insolvent foreign nation. ""
A Citizen.
Allegheny, January 19.
count or a
G. P. M.
Titled Personages.
To the Editor of tbe Dispatch:
What is a duke or a duchess, a
Pittsburg, January 19.
In Great Britain the word duke is a title of
nobility next below that of Prince. In some
countries the title belongs only to princes or
sovereigns of a State. A duchess is the consort
of a duke. The term count Is about equivalent
to the English earl, which signifies a nobleman
of the third rank. After the Conquest English
earls were called counts, and bad tbe govern
ment of a shire or county. Atthe present time
it is merely a hereditary title, generally at
tached to the possession of certain estates, and
neither sovereignty nor jurisdiction goes with
it In England the wife of an earl is termed a
Bad Soathslde Streets.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
Recently I noticed in your paper some ac
count of the muddy condition of the East End
streets. I would like to call the attention of
tho authorities to some of the Southslde
thoroughfares, especially South Twenty-eighth
and Twenty-ninth streets. Tbe latter leads to
the Jones & Laughlins' bridge, and I mnst say
it Is nearly impossible for men, much less
women, to reach tbe bridge on account ot mud.
If anyone doubts this statement let them come
and look at the street It is so cut by heavy
teams that light conveyances cannot get
through. It is not right and I would like to
see the matter remedied speedily. J. W. S.
Pittsburg, January 19.
A Louisville, Ky., doctor tries to prove
that elopements are hereditary.
There are 7,809 places licensed to sell
liquid refreshments in New York City.
Berry, England's famous hangman, has
his calling engraved on his visiting card.
The actual value of the real estate of
New York City is said to be $18,000,000,000. '
Under the terms of a will left by an
Iowa man, the same gold watch was left to IS
different persons.
At BrattIeboro,Vt., last week, a farmer
was plowing, while ten miles back in the coun
try people were sleighing.
There is a young man in Carrollton C
Ga., over 21 years old who never ate a bite of
butter or drank any buttermilk in his life.
There is a young lady in DeLand.Fla.,
whp is collecting all the mustaches she can get
and weaving the hairs thereof into a watch
guard. There are two Episcopal ministers, mis
8lon"i". on. the Yukon river, Alaska. They
are 3,000 miles from the southeastern line of
the Territory.
The Rev. Anthony Swensson, of De
troit, is the first Swede to become a Roman
Catholic priest since the Reformation. Out of
a population of 6,000,000, Sweden bas only 2.0CO
Roman Catholics.
Residence and Taxation.
To the Editor of the Dispatch:
How long must a person be in this country
before he is required to pay a tax?
Mansfield, January 19. Reader.
lUntil he becomes a resident one year in
Eight Divorce Cases for Canadian Senntors
to DenI With.
Ottawa, January 20. The hoary-headed old
Senators of the Dominion Senate have a rich
feast in store for them during the coming
session of Parliament, which meets here on the
31st instant They will have eight divorce cases
to deal with, and if there is any one part of his
legislative duties that a Dominion Sena
tor enjoys more than another it is the Divorce
Committee. Every divorce case has first to eo
through the Senate, the only legislation which
is initiated in that chamber. After it passes
the Senate it goes to the House of Commons in
the form of a bill, and, if passed there, it
becomes a law on receiving the signature of the
There are several which might be called
"toney" cases to come up this session, re
dundant with spicy evidence, in which the old
Senators revel. I say old, because the average
age of a Canadian Senator is Co, while several
of them will never see 90 again. The Middleton
case, in which the nephew of General Sir
Frederick Middleton is suing for divorce from
his naughty wife for running away with a bank
clerk, will rank among the pithiesr.
Insurance Companies Taking- Charge of the
Shipment of Money.
Special Telegram to the Dispatch.
Washington, January 20. A new business
enterprise has been disclosed to your corre
spondent The insurance companies, it seems,
have taken away from the express companies
of recent days much of their business in trans
porting money. The Postofflce Department
will take money in small sums only for trans
mission through the mails, and even then it is
accepted through the owner's risk. The ex
press companies transport money in any
quantity, and assume all risks of loss. Now
the Insurance companies have stepped in and
undertaken to insure those who ship money bv
mail against ail loss by theft or otherwise, and
they do it for about one-half the sum which
the express companies charge.
There are disadvantages connected with the
new system. The money to be shipped must be
counted by a notary public who seals the en
velope, and sees that it is posted. The assur
ance of this notary, made under oath, is the
warrant of the insurance company for enter
ing the amount on their open policy as a regu
lar risk. Then, In case of loss, there is the
usual insurance delay of 30 to 90 days before
tbe amount is made good. Still tho new sys
tem has proved sufficiently pepuiar to take
from the express companies about one-half of
their business in the transportation of money.
Hereafter the wily road agent will not pay so
much attention as heretofore to the express
car, and he will betray a livelier interest in the
car that carries the mail.
Brines Oat Strong; Comments Upon Father
McGIynn From Catholic Clergymen.
New Yobx; January 20.'-Archbishop Corri
gan's circular regarding Dr. McGlynn's meet
ings of the Anti-Poverty Society and those
who attend tbem, was read at all tbe masses
in the various Catholic churches In this city
Some of the Driests commented stronirlv nn
the action of Dr. McGlynn, in continuing his
tirades of abuse against the church au
thorities. When Scalps Were In Demand.
At the meeting of the Maine Press Associ
ation, held In Augusta last week, the following
advertisement, taken from a newspaper printed
in the last century, was read by one of the
PrnsBOBG, May 17, 1791.
We, the subscribers, encouraged by a large sub
scription, do promise to cay f 100 for every hostile
Indian's scalp, with both ears to It, taken between
this date and the 15th day of June next, by any in
habitant of Alllgbany county.
George Walton, and others.
Peculiar Death "of a Wealthy CIncinnatlan
After Ten Days' Illness.
CracDfNATr, January 20. It is not always
either a safe or prudent thing to pare one's
corns. Ten days ago Emanuel Montz, of No.
te) Freeman avenue, one of the oldest stock-
dealers in the city, performed a chiropodist
operation. He died yesterday morning at 11
o'clock. A few hours after he had removed
pedal excrescence bis entire foot became very
painful. Erysipelas set in, followed by a gan
grenous condition of tbe foot and bis physi
cians pronounced the case fatal.
Mr. Moritz was 64 years of age, and a native
of Hesse-Darmstadt, and before the war was a
Fourtb street drygoods merchant For the
past century he has been a well-known figure
at tbe stock-yards, and pnrchased quantities of
stock, principallyfor the dairymen. Ue leaves
a widow hut no children. His estate is esti
mated at from 375,000 to 5100,000. He was a
member of the Order of B'nai Brith.
Peculiar Patronyms.
Prom the New York Graphic
What's in an executive name? The Governor
of Illinois is a Flfersof California, a Waterman;
of Arkansas, an Eagle; of Colorado, a Cooper,
and New Jersey has a Green executive. A
Fowle cackles over North Carolina and a
Beaver works for Pennsylvania.
With Their Wives and Suite's Traveling; to
Chicago, January 20. Ye Cha Yun, Secre
tary of the Corean Legation at Washington,
and his suite, were at the Grand Pacific Hotel
betreen trains to-day journeying to Washing
ton. The Secretary passed through Chicago
two monthsago with the Corean Minister, who
was taken sick in this country, and was too ill
to go home unattended. Cha Yun is now going
back to Washington prepared for a permanent
residence. Mrs. Cha Yun, a little bit of a
woman who was so muffled in folds of green
silk tbat one could scarcely see her. Is with her
husband. -
In the party of the Secretary is Ye Wah
Youg, a high Corean official, who, with his
wife, is traveling for pleasure.
A Considerate Cashier.
From the Chlcaeo Tlmes.3
A Pittsburg cashier has been arrested in his
own town for embezzlement They ought to
let him down with ease, for it isn't often that
an embezzling cashier consents to remain In his
own country long enough for the officers to
nab him.
Sprang; a Lenk.
New Yoek, January 20. The State line
steamer State of Nebrask a, which sailed hence
for Glasgow on Friday last, returned to this
city in a leaking condition about 10 o'clock this
morning. Tbe damage will be repaired in a
couple of days, when the Nebraska will again
proceed on her way.
Proof of Patriotism.
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
Tbe Congressman whe serves bis country best
at the present session Is the one who makes the
most motions to adjourn.
Postal Cards by the Carload.
Cincinnati, January 2a Acting on an order
from the Postmaster General, postal cards for
this city will be ordered by the carload. There
are 4,000,000 postal cards to the car.
President of the Southern Baptist Theolog
ical School of Loalsvllle.
LotnsvrLLE, January 20. The funeral of the
Rev. James P. Boyce, President of the South
ern Baptist Theological School, who died at
Cannes, France, three weeks ago, took place
here this afternoon.
Resident members of the Confederate Asso
ciation of Kentucky and the students of tbe
school attended in a body. A number of rela
tives and friends from abroad were present
Ingalls TIam Ills Joke.
From the Baltimore) American.
Electoral messengers from only two States
arrived at the capital to-day. The first to ar
rive was Mr. E. W. Pou. Jr., who transmitted
with all due solemnity the II votes of North
Carolina for Cleveland and Thnrman. Later
in the day Mr. Robert S. Green, Jr., presented,
with equal solemnity, New Jersey's nine votes
for Cleveland and Thnrman. Mr. Ingalls ac
cepted the certificates with a smile. "On the
face of the returns," he said, pleasantly, "Mr.
Cleveland has undoubtedly been elected."
It cost a county in Nebraska $2,893 25
to run the poor farm last year. As there were
b'ut two paupers, the dally cost per capita was
slightly more than S3 about the same as a first
class hotel would charge.
Elijah Martin, of Sand Plains, W. Va.,
is 83 years of age, but is still as spry as a man
of 60. He works every day at his trade of
blacksmitbing. and can shoe horses as rapidly
as any smith in the county.
A letter was received at the Executive
office in Atlanta which ought to be framed or
placed among the archives. In the letter oc
curs this sentence: "I was mortally wounded,
twice In active battle at Griswoldrille."
The thistle at the antipodes seems to
attain a most vigorous growth. Its root pene
trates to a depth of from 13 to 20 feet and
this root, even when cut into small pieces, re
tains vitality, each piece producing a new
W. C.Vandegriff, of Lithonia, Ga., had
had a game rooster to commit suicide by jump
ing into a well last week because be was
whipped by another rooster. The rooster had.
never before been whipped, and the humility
of defeat was more than he could stand.
James Carroll, a San Francisco milk
man. Is the possessor of a horse whose hide is
covered with a thick mass of curly white hair,
about three inches in length. When seen from
a short distance, the bide presents a woolly
appearance, and the animal looks as though
nature had given him the skin of a sheep
through mistake.
Prof. Mnlhall gives the following figures
as to the average number of children to a mar
riage in the chief countries of Europe: Ire
land, 5.20; Russia, 4.83: Spain. 165; Italy, 4.5J;
Scotland. 4.46: Holland. 4.22; Sweden, 4.12: Ger
many, 4.10: England, 408; Austria, 4.04; Bel
gium, 4.04; Switzerland, 3.91; Hungary, 3.70;
Denmark, 4.61; France, 3.03.
A German trade journal advocates tha
following method of testing the quality of roof
slates: The samples of the slate to be tested
should be carefully weighed and then put Into
boiling water for a quarter of an hour. Tba
water must however, be fairly free from lime,
saltpetre and anmonia. The slates are then re
weighed, and those that show the greatest in
crease of weight are those most capable of re
sisting deterioration.
A fan for cars and other moving vehicles
is a most admirable invention. To one of the
wheels of the vehicle a pulley is attached by a
belt to a vertical shaft having suitable bear
ings on one end nf the car, adapted to be
clutched and nnclntcbed from another shaft
extending the length of the car. The fan shafts
are atrosa the car, and are operated by belts or
cords lrom the first, keeping fans aloDg tbetop
of the car in vigorous motion, causing a con
stant circulation of air.
In the Pine Grove Mines, Esmeralda
county, Nevada, there is a blind boy employed
to do errands, tend cars and the like. He has
a most remarkable faculty of finding his way,
not only through the intricacies of tbe mine,
but about the town. He goes to any Dart of
the mine for tools and never goes astray, and
ou dark nights be guides the other miners
from tbe town to the house where most of
tbem lodge. They can't easily find the way
without him. for the trail is narrow and
crooked and on each side are many prospect
uoieajinu oiu cellars.
The British Government has at last
settled on a white, almost smokeless, powder
for use in firearms. The importance of this
statement is evident in view of the fact that
until the powder bad been decided upon it was
Impossible to ascertain accurately the length
of the cartridge, and, consequently, the pro
portions of the coming weapon. There i.
therefore, no longer any obstacle to tbe manu
facture of the new magazine rifles, tbe pro
duction of which will make rapid progress.
Tbe powder gives out a very small report not
much greater than tbat of an air gun.
Several improvements are claimed in
autocopying printing presses by Mr. T. Reiner,
ot Leipsic He provides two cylinders which
may act as receiving surfaces for the writing.
and which also operate with pressure to feed
tbe paper to be printed upon. The patentee
provides tbe cylinders with a surface composed
of a mixture as follows: 100 parts soluble glass,
10 parts whiting. 10 parts magnesium carbonate.
10 parts silicate of magnesia, 10 parts glycerine,
10 parts water, 5 parts oxalic acid, 5 parts
manganese ore, and 6 parts mineral color.
These substances may be used on anv snitabla
supports, as plates of metal, glass, earthenware,
for replacing lithographic stone. In combina
tion with the cylinders is an ink trough con
sisting of two parts separated by a slit having a
regulating screw. By tbe action of a lever the
inking mechanism maybe thrown in or oat of
Cincinnati has the champion absent
minded man. A gentleman living in the
suburbs went in a store on Walnut street to
make a few purchases. The only light in tho
store was a candle standing on the counter
near the money drawer. After making his
purchases he handed the propiietor a bill, and,
after returning him the change, the proprietor
walked to the rear of the store to arrange)
something when suddenly he was left in the
dark. He started toward the counter, and,
groping around on it found, not the candle,
but the change. It struck him then tbat prob
ably tbe man, in a fit of absent mindedness,
bad taken the candle instead of his change.
He started out after him, and catching up with
him, saw tbat he bad the bundle in one band
and tbe candle in the other. After apologizing
for tne mistake tbe stranger took his change
and gave back the candle. '
Real Estate Rising.
From the New York Telegram. l
General Lew Wallace Is building a house ia
Indianapolis and he expects to live in it after
next March. All tbe otber Republicans in that
State are building castles in the air.
Off With the Coachman.
Omaha. Nkb., January 2a Miss Louise
Zimmerman, aged 18 years, daughter of aprom
inent fur dealer, eloped with one of her father's
drivers, an old gray Dalred man- She was en
gaged to be married to a young, rich and hand
some man. Her father is on the trait
Sure to Be Prominent.
From the Chicago News.
It looks as if Tom Flatt would be the sore
thumb ot the next administration.
An nnsuitable figure-Salesman "There'
a very handsome carpet sir; only fl 75 per yard."
Customer-"Can't say that 1 like the figure."
"Which flfrare, sir?"
"Why, 11 73." lonkers Statttman.
Hatred Overcome by Sympathy Winks '
"So you married a divorced woman whose bos
band Is still living. Don't you hate him?"
Jinks "Welt I felt that way at first, but now
I'm beginning to sort o' sympathize with him."
Philadelphia Stcord.
Doctor "What your husband needs
Madam, is change of scene."
Mrs. De Temper "Do you think he should go
off for hi healthl"
"Welt it doesn't matter which goes you or
he." Philadelphia Record.
They Often Are. Mrs.llnggins (reading)
"Every man gets the wife that heaven Intended
for him."
Mr. Mngglns (musingly) It mast be true,
then, that men are punished in this world for their
slns."-Aw York Wetkly.
A Husband to he Avoided Mrs. Gahb
"1 see mind reader Bishop's wife wants a di
vorce." Mrs. Gabb "No wonder. It must be perfectly
awful to be married to a man who can read your
mind." Philadelphia Record.
Pater Pamilias (interrupting) Ton girls
should fix your minds on something higher than
Mary Ann Tbat Is what we have, pa. "We have
got our minds fixed now on a couple of lovely
high hats down atMrs.Feather'smllllnery rooms,
Yankee Blade.
Lawyer And so you really thin t.Bobby,
of becoming a lawyer when yoa grow up?
Bobby Yes, sir; my TJnde James thinks I ought
to be a lawyer.
"Does he, Indeed? And why does your Uncle
James think so because yoa are bright and
"No, sir: becau se I ask so many fool questions."
Texai Siftingi.
A Misunderstanding Bobby (proudof
his progress ioLatlu) "Pop, what's tba Latin
Tor people?"
Father-"I don't know."
Hobby (Ioudly)-"Popull.
Father (fiercely) "What do yoa mean, too
yonng scamp? Lie, do I? By the piper, lad, I've
half a notion to baste yoa."-toff lutmpton
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