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FORTY-THIRD Tift AT ' PITTSBURG-, "WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 23, 188ft
OLD FAYETTE CLOSE
And the Labor Element is
Doubtful Factor in the
LEADERS OPPOSE LIQUOR,
And "Will Urge American
Toilers to Snpport the
Who Want Tire Water May Influ-,
ence Many Workers to
Yote Against It.
COOPER'S TEMPERANCE THOUGHT
Found in the Person of a W. C. T.
Woman Who Doubts the Chair
ALL CLASSES STUDYING TEE SITUATION
In Fayette county the coming conflict
for and against Constitutional amendment
will be exceedingly close. With but one
exception all the persons interviewed by the
special commissioner making The Dis-fai-ch's
canvass of counties concede that
the county is not near the temperance
'stronghold it was several years ago, when
Local Option was carried within its bounda
ries. Since then the population has almost
doubled, the labor element has been tripled,
and the largest proportion of this came from
foreign immigration and earlier importa
tions. The labor question will be of vastly
more importance in deciding this issue in
Fayette than either politics or the agricult
rr.OM ocit special commissiqkeb.
Uniontown, Pa., January .22. Tne sit
uation in Fayette county is unique. There
will be three factions in the prohibition
campaign. One will vote against the Con
stitutional amendment, the other will vote
for it, and the third won't vote at all. The
latter class is composed of Hungarians. In
this instance they are the "third party."
The .Hungarian can't vote. Ifhecouldl
wonld not give much for the chances of a
temperance victory here in June. The
Hun's thick lips are more adapted to sur
rounding the neck of a whisky bottle, or
embracing the edge of a beer class, than to
irame such a word as "prohibition." That
is to them a foreign jawbreaker without
meaning, just as "novjbsulki" is to us.
There is but one possible thing that could
induce this Slavish people to vote against
liquor if they were enfranchised, and that is
the fact that if there was no liquor to buy
they could hoard up more American dollars
to send across the sea.
Nearly 7,000 Disfranchised.
Not only would this foreign population
defeat the issue in Fayette county if sud
denly granted the right to vote, but so large
is it that the tremendous majority it would
roll up against the proposed amendment
night possibly be sufficient to outweigh
majorities on the other side of the question
in several adjacent counties. Therefore the
leaders of the temperance campaign have an
excuse for being thankful for the unenlight
ened condition of the ignorant foreigners.
From an official in the County Commis
sioner's office I learned to-day that there are
nearly 7,000 Hungarians, Poles and Italians
employed at the coke ovens in Fayette
county. I asked:
"How many of them are naturalized and
able to vote?"
"About two in every hundred," was the
This would be equal to 110 citizens out of
the 7,000. From another source it was as
certained that this might be 200. In addi
tion to that 200 more have taken out their
rst papers, but will not be able to vote in
June. Incidentally it may be stated that
these foreigners pay no taxes, and the
county is at the expense of keeping up
schools, roads, bridges,etc, for their benefit.
A few have a little property, and of course
they contribute grudgingly to the county
treasury a mite. As to not being capable of
the voting privilege, Mr. Hungarian has
nobody to blame but himself. He has no
ambition for citizenship, and the floating
population of his brethren is too numerous
to encourage such a desire.
Labor Element Generally.
I said the Hungarians were a factor in the
coming campaign. You want to know how
that can be when they have no voice at the
polls? It is their moral and social influence
that has had more or less baneful effects.
They cannot always get liquor in the coke
regions, and they do not often get drnnk
because it costs money, but their strong
European appetite for it, and their Conti
nental habits mark the characteristics of
this people. Even an American will fight
for the permission of keeping a saloon
among them, for he knows they will buy his
But the labor element as a whole has
forced itself into the consideration of this
question of prohibitory amendment in Fay
ette county. Scarcely a single person to
whom I talked in TJniontown and Connells
Tille passed it over as a light thing. A'l
regarded it as the balance of power in next
June's election. Everyone is anxious to
know which way it will swing.
Local option was carried in 1874 with
1,200 majority in the county. Even at that
time hard work was required to bring the
temperance folks out victorious. The advo
cates of the cause pushed systematic organi
zation all through the county. Clergymen
left their pulpits and personally canvassed
for votes on mountain top and valley. Rev.
X. H. "Wilkenson, now assistant editor of
the Pittsburg Christian Advocate, and Rev.
.J. M. Bamett, now financial aeent of
"Washington and Jefferson College, together
"stumped" one-half of the whole county.
Bod Times for Farmers.
Rev. Dr. Barnett is quite tall, 'while Rev.
Mr. Wilkenson is small. In the campaign
they became known as "the long man with
the short speech," and "the short man with
the long speech." The 30 odd townships
and villages they canvassed all voted "no
license." The only one in their district
which they neglected Saltlick township
voted for license. Connellsville gave 45
majority against licens.
At that time Fayette county had a popu
lation of not much over 40,000. Now it is
close upon 70,000 or 75,000. In 1884 the
Prohibition vote for St, John as President
was 215. This had increased in 1888 for
Fiske to S40.
The prospects of this year's campaign were
well analyzed in a conversation which I
Ii3d this afternoon with L. H. Frasher,
Esq., Secretary of the Democratic County
Committee. He said:
While a larce class in the rural districts
favor the amendment, and will vote for it. it is
doobtfnl whetfcer the issue can be carried by
the county as a whole. There will not be as
much excitement as there wonld be at a gen
eral election, and for that reason votes will be
scarce. Ana it will also be in tho farmers'
busy season. They might arne that they
don't spend time and money for whisky and
they can't give them for temperance cither.
Unless money and organization is put into tho
canvass even the airricuftural vote will be
doubtful. There is always a class of voters
who must be hauled to the polls. Liquor
Interests will work hard. They have vast in
vestments and business interests at stake. The
other side have not.
The Labor Tote.
Bnt the great increase in Tayette county's la
boring masses throngs the development of the
coke ana iron indnstrics changes nearly the
whole social complexion of the county. Begin
ning in the south at Fairchance and passing
north throach George township. South Union
township, Uniontown, North Union township,
Dunbar borough and township. New Haven,
Connellsville, Upper and Lower Tyrone town
ships, and BulKkin township, there is a float
ing vote growing out of the laboring element
that will have to be studied carefully before a
prediction can be made as to how it will go in
this election. Uniontown, for instance, is en
tlrely changed since the local option election.
Now there are iron and glass works located
hero with their hundreds of workmen. As to
the character of the labor vote, I shouldn't be
surprised if all the labor on public works is
found arrayed against the amendment. Very
few Hungarians are naturalized, and they
therefore need not be taken into account.
Frank Fuller, Esq., Chairman of the Re
publican County Committee, was not much
more hopeful, as these remarks indicate:
The contest in this county wonld be very
close if voted upon to-morrow. We have some
larce towns Connellsville, Brownsville, Union
town, Bcllevernon and Fayette City. In all of
these the hotels arc licensed to sell liquor and,
of course, all have plenty of friends. Outside
of the towns the labor element is very large,
and is always uncertain as to how It votes.
Still, it is difficult to tell what may take place
between now and June 18. People have not
given the matter much thought yet.
The Temperate Thought.
Some of "the temperate thought of Penn
sylvania," which Senator Cooper is trying
to accommodate with a satisfactory high
license bill, might oe found by that states
man in this locality. Only it doesn't take
kindly to bis high license idea. Hiss Slur
geon, ex-President of the "Women's Chris
tian Temperance Union, of Fayette county,
touched on this subject as follows:,
J rather think Fayette may carry the amend
xnent it we work hard. Good speakers should
be sent among the people to stir up their en
tbusiasm. We needn't expect much from party
leaders among Republicans or Democrats.
Both the old parties are under the lash of the
liquor interests and cannot disregard them
wholly. I am fearful of the Republicans re
sorting to a perfection of the high license
plan in order to make that more attractive to
voters than Constitutional amendment. I
read Senator Cooper's address in the Legisla
tive caucus.and that's the meaning I took from
It In this county the labor element will be
hard to handle in this election. Wo have
branches of the W. C T. U. in Unientown,
Brownsville, Connellsville, New Salem, Ohio
Pjle, Bellcvemon and Smithfleld. Miss Emma
Finley, of New Salem, is our President.
Colonel E. Campbell, who was the late
Prohibition candidate for Judge, informed
me that third party people were all work
ing for the amendment He was exceeding
ly sanguine, and said:
I think the amendment will be carried in
Fajette county. The vote has doubled since
the days of Local Option, and I do not see why
at least the majority given under that law may
not now be repeated. My opinion is based on
the talk and sentiments which I actually ncard
last fall when I was all over the county can
vassing my candidacy for Judge. It was the
universal promise that as soon as the temper
ance question could be voted on outside of pol
itics it should have their votes. Plenty of la
boring people at the coke works told me this.
The labor clement is all right.
A Doubting Preacher.
Rev. H. C. Burry, of the Cumberland
Presbyterian Church, one of the most prom
inent divines in Southwestern Pennsyl
vania, and an outspoken third party .man,
The State is more donbtful than most tem
perance people aro willing to admit. The
great cities and the large populous towns will
cause a vast amount of trouble to them in the
Constitutional amendment campaign. Of
conne the distilling interests in Fayette
county will raise the cry of the big amount of
money they have invested in their property,
and how they wonld be ruined. It will bo just
like the liquor men of Kansas City showing
how they made public benefits from the sale of
whisky by building a beautiful boulevard from
Kansas City to Independence from the pro
ceeds of liqnor.
J. Kidd Ritenour, a well-known business
man, was not exactly sure how the county
will go, but he hoped for the passage of the
amendment. Said be:
In the agricultural sections of the county
the prohibition sentiment is very strong, and
from that source will come the most votes for
the amendment. New Salem, for instance, is
enthusiastically temperance in all she does.
Among the coke workers there are lots of la
borers who will vote for prohibition. Then
there are many of them who will not. Not
very many Hungarians can vote. Along the
river from Bellcvemon to Brownstown the dis
tilling interests are heavy, and of course they
will have their effect. Connellsville will not
vote for the amendment, I believe. Uniontown
is surer for it than Connellsville.
In Fayette county as in Washington and
Greene there used to be distilleries on all
the little streams that flowed into the Mon
ongahela and Yougbiogheny. Now they
are down along the rivers. On the County
Treasurer's books are the records of the
property of six distilleries on which licenses
and taxes are paid, and that official frankly
confessed that he didn't know how many
more there are which pay no license. I un
derstand several exist up in the mountains
which have a capacity of one and two bar
rels a day.
Over in Connellsville a gentleman prom
inent as a labor agitator assured me that the
heads of the miners' association, and K. of
Ii., would take an aggressive course in this
matter and try to induce American laborers,
at least, in the coke region to vote for tem
perance. He dil not think they wonld ob
ject very hard. L. E. Stofiel.
A Reporter Asks Illm Plumply If He'll bo In
the Cabinet Mr. B. Thinks Hot-"
rlson Knows A Peculiar
rSrECIAL TELEGUAH TO Till DISPATCH. 1
Baltimoke, January 22. James G.
Blaine, accompanied by his son Emmons,
arrived here about noon to-day, to attend
the stockholders' meeting of the "West Vir
ginia Central and Pittsburg Railroad
Company. Ex-Senator Davis, President of
the road, and Stephen B. Elkins met him at
the door of the local office and conducted
him into the little back room where the di
rectors had been discussing matters gener
ally. Several reporters had stationed them
selves at the door, and as Mr. Blaine
stepppd across the threshold one of them
asked him whether he would be the next
Secretary of State.
The ex-Secretary was so overcome by the
suddenness of the question that he stood
still and looked askance at the reporter.
Then, as if realizing his position, he
smilingly remarked, "that is a question
which could be better answered in Indian
apolis." Front this reply itwould seem that
Mr. Blaine is not averse to a position in the
Among the important matters discussed
in committee was the proposed extension of
the line from Cumberland to Hagerstown,
where it would join the "Western Maryland.
Such a connection was contemplated by the
elder Vanderbilt, who intended using it as
a Baltimore ontlet for the South Pennsyl
vania. This would have formed another
trunk line to the West. President Hood,
of the Western Marvland, has been nego
tiating with the Pennsylvania and West
Vircinia people to brine about such a con
nection. Should the scheme be carried out
there would ensue a bitter fight between the
combination and the Baltimore and Ohio,
which now has a monopoly of this traffic.
The directors declined to state what action
they had taken.
The annual report was read, showing the
net earnings to be $111,000 as against $60,
900 last year. A dividend of 1 per cent was
declared, payable on the 4th of March. The
old Board of Directors and officers were re
elected except William H. Barnum, who
resigned, and was replaced by Major A. K.
Shaw. Mr. James G. Blaine's voting the
proxies of Secretary Bayard caused some
amusement at the meeting. Mr. Blaine
also voted the proxy of William H.
A MISSING HEIR.
Henry Peters, af St. Petersburg, Wanted to
Claim a Rnsslnn Fortnne.
IEFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
New Yobk, January 22. Henry Peters,
the son of a rich resident of St. Petersburg,
left home a few years ago to see the world.
He traveled far and wide, living in luxury
on remittances from home, until finally all
trace of him was lost. His father died a
year ago, and since then his elder sister has
been trying to find her brother in order to
settle the large estate left by their father.
Advertisements have been published in
various countries without avail, and to-day
W. Ropes & Co., of 74 Wall street, adver
tised in the morning papers for information
of the whereabouts of young Peters, and an
nouncing the death of his father.
It was learned irom Ropes & Co. that the
advertisement had been inserted at the re
quest of Peters' sister, and that he jra
wanted to close the estate "of his father inr
St. Petersburg. Tt seems that 20 years ago
the elder Peters leased from the Russian
Government a small island in the Neva
near the city of St. Petersburg. Peters
built an oil refinery, a bakery, warehouses
and other buildings on the island and
reaped a fortnne on the rents. The son
came to America in 1875, and was last heard
of in 1883 at Schlcssinger's stationery store,
Broome street. Schlessingcr has also dis
appeared, and no trace is left of the where
abouts of young Peters.
AN INDIANA SURPRISE.
One of the Contestants Indicted No Arrests
nnd Plenty of Time to Skedaddle.
rfPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCn.1
IKDIAKAPOLIS, January 22. Scott Ray,
the editor of the Shelby ville Democrat, who
made himself famous a couple of years or
so ago by booming Governor Hill for the
Presidency and by denouncing Cleveland,
and who was defeated for State Senator by
the Repnblican candidate, Carpenter, is
about to get his seat after all, while danger
of being compelled to serve the Government
in another capacity hangs over Carpenter.
Ray has been contesting the seat, and the
majority of the Election Committee to-night
decided to report in his favor. As the Sen
ate is Democratic the report is sure to be
The contest over the seat developed a lot
of sensational evidence as to corruption at
the polls, and an indictment against Car
penter is said to be included anions the 70
odd which have been returned by the pres
ent United States grand jury. Although
some of their indictments were returned
over a week ago, no arrests have yet been
made under them. The Marshal says all
his force is kept busy summoning witnesses
in other election cases. Meantime the iden
tity of the persons indicted is leaking out
gradually, and there is abundance of oppor
tunity for the offenders to skip out.
SMALLPOX ABOUT ERADICATED.
Syracuse Convicts Discharged In Light and
Airy Summer Attire.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TOE niSPATCH.l
Sybacuse, January 22. The smallpox
is practically stamped out in this city.
Forty-nine out of nearly 100 convicts in the
penitentiary, who have been held after their
terms had expired on account of the epi
demic, have been discharged and set loose
in the last two days. The rest will go out
to-morrow and next day. Most of them en
tered in the warm season, when straw hats,
seersucker coats and the like were in order.
As the clothes worn when they had entered
the prison were the only wearing apparel
possessed by them, they found their attire
out of fashion as they marched out in the
One man possessed one whole shoe, the
other was nearly half worn away, leaving
the mere thickness of a woolen stocking to
protect his foot from the snow. Another
aged tippler left his unwilling home wear
ing a black seersucker coat. Another pro
tected his head with a dilapidated straw
hat. None of them possessed an overcoat,
and very few even a cent of money.
AN APPEAL FOE AID.
A Coal and Coke Company Wants Protec
tion From the Governor.
rSPEClAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Charleston, W. Va January 22.
Early this morning Governor Wilson re
ceived the following telegram:
Elkhobk, January 21.
Governor E. VT. 'Wilson:
Our men are working, but a mob from
Pocohontas, Va., threaten to stop them by
violence, we have applied to the Sheriff and
have received no response. We ask you to pro
tect our men and property.
Tueket Gap Coat, and Coke Co.
Governor Wilson replied stating that
warrants must first be issued by the civil
authorities, and that in case they proved
unable to cope with the rioters, the military
would then De used to settle tne difficulty
BY A PARTY VOTE
The Republican Tariff BUI is Passed
Through the Senate.
REGRETS ALREADY COMING IN.
Many Senators Think That Cameron and
Quay Were Right MtiI AU-
NO GOOD POLITICS IN THE MEASDEE.
Kiddleberfer Says He s Sorry He Conldn't Hare Hade
It s Tie Tote.
The Republican tariff bill, known as the
Aldrich-Allison bill, a substitute for the
Mills bill in the House, was passed last
evening in the Senate by a strict party
vote 32 to 30. Mr. Riddleberger had his
hands tied by a pair. Otherwise the bill
would have received a tie vote.
SPECIAL TELXOBA1I TO TOE DISPATCII.l
Washington, January 22. Contrary to
many predictions the Senate substitute for
the House tariff bill passed the Senate at 8
o'clock this evening by a strict party vote.
While, at no time, has there been any good
ground for the report that a Kansas Sen
ator, or a Pennsylvania Senator, or any
other Republican Senator, would vote
against the bill, it was thought possible that
there would he a break in the Democratic
ranks, at least in the Georgia delegation, in
the person of "Old Joe Brown." It was
also asserted that Senator Payne, of Ohio,
wonld vote for the substitute, as it was
known that he was as good a protective
tariff man at heart as any" of the Repblican
Senators. But, as the passage of the sub
stitute was secured without their votes,
these protection Democrats concluded to
keep in line with their party.
Very little interest was taken in the pro
ceedings. More Senators were on the floor
than usual, and as the afternoon progressed
the galleries filled, and before the voting
began they were well crowded, but as the
voting dragged and one amendment after
another was offered, merely for buncombe
or to enable some Senator to put himself
upon the record, the crowd . melted away,
and when the final vote was taken there was
no more than the ordinary audience.
IN A HUEBY. TO VOTE.
When 7 o'clock came and there was no
sign of the cessation of the offerings of
amendments, Senators Cameron, Butler.
Cockrell and others began to grow very
restive. Cameron and Butler were booked
for a swell dinner and Cockrell was in for a
big reception at his residence. These gentle
men singled out one alter another of the
Senators who had amendments to offer, and
personally solicited them to desist and
allow a vote to be taken. Had it not been
for these social engagements and the desire
of Senators to please those who were bound
by them, it is probable the offering of
amendments and the voting would have
continued till midnight.
The engrossing of the bill will doubtless
be finished before Saturday and the measure
sent to the House, where it will probably
never'be heard or after it reaches tne Com
mittee on Ways and Means. It is not
thought now"that anysttemptTvlirbe" made
-to refer the bill to tne committee on appro
priations. The feeling is against that!
Members of the House seem to take little
interest in the conclusion of the considera
tion of the Senate measure. Though the
House adjourned early, only a lew ot the
members came over to the Senate, among
whom were McMillin and Reed, and they
only remained a few minutes.
EEQEETS 'WHEN TOO LATE.
Altogether, the Senate bill did not reach
its final passage in a blaze of glory. It is
known to be unsatisfactory to many of the
Senators who voted for it, and if the truth
could be discovered it would probably show
that the few Senators which are responsible
for the reporting of the bill, and without
whose insistance no bill would have been
reported, now wish they had taken the ad
vice of such shrewd politicians as Cameron
and Quay, and expended their enthusiasm
in fighting the Mills bill instead of defend
ing a creation of their own.
The vote resulted as follows, it being
taken, first on agreeing to the substitute.and
then on the passing of the bill. Both votes
were identical yeas 32, nays 30 as follows:
Yeas Aldrich, Blair, Bowen,Cameron,Chace,
Chandler, Cullum, Davis, Dawes, Dolph, Ed
munds. Evarts,Farnell, Frye, Hawlev.Hiscock,
Hoar. Ingalls, Jones, of Iv evada, Manderson,
Mitchell, Morrill. Paddock, Palmer, Piatt,
Plumb, Uuav, Sherman, Spooner, Btockbridge,
Teller, and Wilson, o Iowa 32.
lays Bate, Berry, Blackburn, Brown, But
ler, Call, Cockrell, Coke, Colquitt, Daniel,
F.ustis, Faulkner, Georps Gibson, Gorman,
Gray, Harris, Jone, of Arkansas, Morgan,
Pasco, Payne, Pugli. Ransom, Reagan, Turple,
Vance, Vest, Voorhees, Walthall, Wilson, of
Mr. Riddlebergerstated that he had voted
right along with the Republican party and
with the Finance Committee tor the bill.
But there was nothing in the bill which
would have jusfifiedkhim in voting for it
after the adoption of the amendment ot the
Senator from Kansas (Mr. Plumb) (pre
sumably the Customs Commission provi
sion). Therefore, if ho had not been
paired, and had not felt under an obligation
to preserve the pair, he should have voted
against the bill.
The Honso Seemingly TJnnble to Overcome
Its Dilatory Habits.
WASHINGTON, January 22. When the
Clerk finished the reading of the House
journal to-day, Mr. Crisp, of Georgia,called
up, as a privileged matter, the contested
election case of Small versus Elliott. Mr.
Randall, of Pennsylvania, raise 1 the ques
tion of consideration. He thought that the
river and harbor and-sundry civil appropri
ation bills should have precedence of con
sideration. The election case wonld not
suffer from a few days' delay. Mr. Crisp
took the contrary position, and contended
that the delay would not be of detriment to
the appropriation bills.
Mr. Houk, of Tennessee, while proclaim
ing himself a friend of the river and harbor
bill, throught that, as a matter of .justice to
Elliott and Small, the contested election
cases had to be given precedence. The
House refused yeas 106, nays 109 to con
sider the election case. After a delay of
half an hour, filibustering tactics on the
part of Mr. Cheadle, of Indiana, the House
went into committee of the whole on the
river and harbor appropriation bill. A
single motion to strike out an appropria
tion was defeated before the House ad
journed, the time having been consumed by
filibustering by Messrs. Snowden and
IIARI WROTE IT HERSELF.
Miss Anderson Claims the Authorship of Her
IgrECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCB.l
Philadelphia, January 22. Miss
Mary Anderson was asked to-day as to the
truth of the statement that she did not write
the recent article bearing her signature in
the North American Review.
The actress contradicts the story. She de
clares that she wrote the article, siened it.
and heartily indorses all the contents.
MILLIONS AT STAKE.
Peter ICimberly, of Sharon, Straggling With
Charles D. Arms, Toungstown's Crasns,
for nn Income of 8100,000 a Tear
nnd a Mint of Ready Money.
rSFECIAL TELEGBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
Washington, January 22. A case in
whicn a number of States and Territories
are interested has occupied the attention of
tho Supreme Court for the past two days,
and has drawn to the court a large number
of Ohio and Pennsylvania people. The
case is that of Peter L. Kimberly, of Sharon,
Pa., against Charles D. Arms, of Youngs
town, O., and involves the practical owner
ship of the Grand Central mine, in Arizona,
a property valued to-day at about 55,000,000
and for an accounting of nearly $100,000
In 1878 Kimberly and Arms went into
partnership with about $12,000 to buy mines
in Dakota, Arizona and Colorado, and
gradually increasing their investments,
they purchased interests in some SO mining
properties, many of them in Dakota. While
in Arizona, Arms, who acted as prospector
and purchaser for the firm, was offered a
large Interest in the Grand Central mine for
S37.O00 by Gage & Wetherell. He had not
the money to buy nor had his partner. Both
were financially embarassed and could do
no business in their own names, so that a
man named Ohl, acting for Kimberly, and
Arms' wife were the ostensible partners.
Arms said that if the money could not be
secured in other ways he thought that W.
K. Fairbanks, of Chicago, could furnish it.
Kimberly told him to go ahead, and Arms
made an arrangement by wnicn Jb airbanks,
for a share in the mine, furnished the
money. A new company was formed, and
Arms got 17,500 shares of the new stock.
On the day that Garfield was inaugu
rated, in 1880, the partnership was dis
solved, and Ohl for Kimberly received from
Arms his share of everything except the
stock in the Grand Central mine. Kim
berly demanded one-half the stock, but
Arms claimed that the agreement with Fair
banks was an affair of his own, outside the
partnership. Kimberly brought suit in the
United States Circuit Court tor the North
ern district of Ohio, and by agreement the
case was heard by a master in chancery and
decided in favor of Kimberly. The case
carried by Arms to the Supreme Court,
where Justice Hanley Matthews reversed
the master's decision and entered a decree
A teversal of the decision of the court be
low, it is said, would leave Arms practi
cally ruined. His income from his share of
the mine is nearly $100,000 per year.
A New York Profit-Sharing Firm Dis
tributes a Dividend Good Advice
to Employes and a Dinner
Thru Was Enjoyed.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCII.l
New Yokk, January 22. "We have
made a little money this year, and yonr
share of the profits pays 3 per cent on the
last year's salary of every one of you, from
manager to cash boy."
A rattling of glasses and thumping tables
greeted this pleasing information that P. R.
Chambers, of the firm of Rogers, Peet &
Co., gave to the 300 employes of the house
at their annual dinner to-night at the Met
ropolitan Hotel. It was the fourth annual
dinner that R.. P. & Co. have eiven to
their 'employes, and the whole affair.
.was big success While they were puffing
their cigars Mr., Chambers arose on behalf
of the firm. "This is the third year of our
attempt at profit sharing," he said. "Onrs
is one of the few honses in which this cus
tom has been maintained. It fails usually
because the employes have not interest
enough in the work to justify it; but this
hasn't been our experience, and we cheer
fully part with a share of our gains, know
ing that we are imbuing you with a sense of
proprietorship in the business.
The speaker wound up with a few words
ofadvice, and told the men to save their
money and get married. "Take nnto your
selves wives and encourage the growth of
the countrv and boom the boys'
clothing department at the same
time." J. E. Powers told his hearers
something about the duties of their enter
prising salesman, and W. R. Ferguson, of
the retal department, followed with a
eulogy in rhyme on the firm and its meth
ods. The dividends were distributed in
checks after dinner.
TOOK A BABE FOE A BRIDE.
A Man of 3S Years Elopes With His Host's
Daughter of 16.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.1
Washington, K. J., January 22. Ed
ward Plotts, once a partner of ex-Mayor
Daniel P. Beatty, the organ manufacturer,
and now an organ manufacturer on his own
hook, has had for his guest lately L. W.
Colvey, of Maryland. Mr. Colvey is 38
years old and a bachelor, with some money
and good looks. He ended a two creeks'
visit yesterday in a manner that startled the
town. Mr. Plotts has a very pretty daugh
ter of 1C years, named Lizzie. She was con
sidered a" mere child by her family and the
people of the town, and the idea of any
affection existing between her and her
father's guest, who was 22 years her senior,
never entered anybody's head.
Lizzie casually, as she made it appear,
went to the depot with Mr. Colvey. He
was going to take an evening train for Phil
lipsburg. She did not return. An hour
later her father received a telegram from
Phillipsburg, which is only 10 miles away,
announcing that she and Mr. Colvey had
been married and were fcff on a bridal trip.
An Extensive English Forger is Arrested
In the Qnnker City.
Philadelphia, January 22. Captain
Linden, of Pinkerton's Detective Agency,
with Frederick Jarvis, a detective inspector
of Scotland Yards, London, arrested in this
city last night Thomas Barton, of Maccles
field, England, who is wanted in Great
Britain for a series of forgeries. He is ac
cused of forging his stepmother's name to
stock certificates of the London and North
western Railway Company, amounting to
$125,000. Barton was this afternoon taken
before Magistrate Durham for a hearing.
He confessed the entire matter, and stated
that alter leaving Canada ho passed in Da
kota, thence to Chicago, thence to New
York and finally to Philadelphia, where he
was left without a penny in his pocket.
He left his home in Macclesfield, in July,
1886. Scotland Yard Detective Jarvis
stated that he had 44 warrants in his
possession against the accused, covering a
great series of forgeries, and had come here
to take him back.
UNION LUMBER ASSOCIATION.
A Number of Pittsburg Dealers Present at
the Columbus Meeting.
SPECIAL TELEOUAM TO THE DISPATCD.
Columbus, O., January 22. The Union
Association of Lumber Dealers of Ohio, In
diana and Pennsylvania was held here to
day, with a largo attendance. The associa
tion will leave to-morrow morning for a trip
to the Northwest.
Among those present were D. K. Spear,
W. L. Coyle, J. M. Hastings, William
Wigman nnd George L. Walter, Pittsburg;
S. K. Beatty, George L. Ahlers.Allegheny:
George W Miller, Rochester; L. Weidhos.
Delano; R. G. Young, New Galilae, and
many others from Pennsylvania.
THE TOGA FOE SALE.
A Lively Time in Both Branches of
the Minnesota Legislature.
CHARGES OP BRIBER! AND DEALS.
One Man Was Offered a Government Posi
tion and Another $1,000,
WHILE A THIRD WAS FIXED WITH WINE.
A Ballet is Taken in the Senate, With the Democrats
Yesterday was the date set for the election
of a United States Senator in Minnesota.
The House adjourned without voting, pend
ing an investigation into charges of bribery
in Washburn's nomination. The Senate
held a night session, and received a report
from its committee. A number of sensa
tional charges were made by members. A
ballot was taken in the Senate, Washburn
receiving all but three Republican votes.
Democrats did not vote, and are awaiting
developments. Washburn will probably
win to day.
rEPICIAL TELEQEAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Minneapolis, January 22. To-day, at
high noon, was the time set for the ballot in
the State Legislature, at St Paul, to elect a
United States Senator to succeed Hon.
Dwigbt M. Sabin. The investigations by
,the special committees of both Houses
into the charges of bribery in con
nection with the Republican cau
cus had caused intense excite
ment, and the halls of the Capitol were
crowded with politicians and sensation seek
ers. There has been a strong feeling that
the investigation is a scheme to defeat the
action of the caucus, and that a combina
tion of Democrats and bolting Repulicans
would elect some person not yet prominent
ly before the Legislature as a candidate.
Yesterday the House decided, by resolu
tion to vote for Senator, and at noon to-day
the matter came up. At that hour the
House committee was not ready to report
and the question was whether the House
should vote then or await the result of the
investigation. A warm debate was aroused,
it being held on one side that a vote was re
quired to-day by the Constitution, and on
the other side that the law and right was for
a postponement until the committee could
report. The motion to recommit resulted in
a tie vote 18 to 48 and the Speaker voted
in the affirmative, recommitting the report.
A motion to take a recess until to-morrow
was adopted by a vote of 52 to 48.
THET WANT TO KNOW.
Although the Washburn leaders fonzht
hard to prevent the recess, it seems that
those who voted for the recess most of
them did so in order to hear the report of
the Investigating Committee before voting.
Several strong Washburn men voted aye,
but it is claimed their ballots will be cast
for' him to-morrow. This claim is based on
the full belief that the investigation will
show that-he is entirely free from the oharee
of bribery. Senator -Sabin's friends feel
mucn tne same way, an,a,ainrm tuat no evi
dence can be brought jWalns ie man they
supported in caucus. vvT "" 1 "
Senator Buckman, wnV .nominated Sabin
in the caucus, does not believe any of the
allegations can be proved, and expresses
the expectation of voting for Washburn to
morrow with the majority of the members of
tne .Legislature, xne senate considered
one bribery matter in a secret session of two
hours stormy duration to-day, and the par
tial report made to them comprised charges
which,Senator Buckman said in an eloquent
speech, were "made by men whose charac
ters wonld not bear very close investiga
tion." DAMAGING CHARGES.
Senator Ord, another strong Sabin man,
ana a member of the investigating commit
tee, announced that both Washburn and
Sabin had been implicated in the charges
made, and he would vote for neither. The
snbstance of the partial report was that one
man had been offered a'good Government
position if he would vote lor Sabin; another
claimed to have been offered $1,000 to vote
for Washburn, while a third said the Wash
burn men gave him wine until he was so
drunk he did not know whether he received
any money or not. ,
The Senators grew warm and eloquent
over this report, but no conclusion was
reached, and they finally adjourned until 8
The Senate continued in executive session
from 8 o'clock, and just took a brief recess
to allow the Reading Clerk to rest his voice,
and the Senators to get some fresh air. As
the House is investigating the same rumors
of bribery now before the Senate, the action
to-night will show the foundation for those
charges and indicate the probable action of
the House in the morning.
ONE BALLOT TAKEN.
At UH5 o'clock the doors of the Senate
were opened, the pending question being
the election of United States Senator. Sen
ator Daniels, who presided at the Republican
caucus, nominated General W. D. Wash
burn. Senator Crandall said he was in
doubtubout the propriety of voting for AY.
D. Washburn, and made this statement to
explain the vote he would cast. Senator
Keller, an Independent Democrat, said the
Senate had already decided that there was
corrnption, and he wanted purity, loyalty
and truth, and desired to vote for a new
No nomination was made by the Demo
crats, and they refrained from voting. A
great many of the Senators explained their
votes. Senator Edwards, of the investiga
tion committee, said the Senate had been
listening all day to "perjured testimony."
The ballot resulted: Washburn, 24; E.
M. Wilson, 2. Knute Nelson, 1. The vote
was completed at 12:15, and the Senate ad'
A POLITICAL SENSATION.
Chemung's Prominent Citizens Being Ar
retted for Vote-Buying.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCII.l
Elmira, N. Y., January 22. This after
noon John A. Carey, the most prominent
Democrat in the village of Chemung, this
county, was bronght before United States
Commissioner Bentley on a charge of vote
bnying at the late election. Elmer War
ren, Republican candidate for the Che
mung postofSce, is the complainant, and the
charge is that Carey bribed John B. Doane
to vote his party ticket. Mr. Carey denies
the charge, and characterizes it as spite ac
tion. Rumors have gained considerable curren
cy here to-night to the effect that sevfcral
Chemung conuty men were indicted on the
testimony of Andrew Goers and W. L.
Green recently convicted of illegal voting
at Horseheads, in this county, and that their
arrest is expected at any moment, The af
fair has created a sensation among leading
politicians in this city and county.
Railway Work Suspended.
SPECIAL TELEOKAH TO TUB DISPATCH.l
Newaek, January 22. To-day all the
Baltimore and Ohio employes in the differ
ent shops here were laid off, the working
time being cnt down to five days per week,
causing a reduction of at least $5,000 per
month in working expenses. There are
over 600 men employed in the shops.
STILL ON THE PENCE.
One Ballot Taken for V. 8. Senator In West
.Virginia Republicans Yote for
God", bnt the Democrats
SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO TOE DISPATCII.l
Ckableston, W. Va., January 22.
The Democratic conference last night lasted
well into this morning, but no result was
obtained, any mention of a cancus being a
signal for a storm. The preliminary ballot
for United States Senator .was taken in
both Houses to-day, and resulted, in Goff
receiving 21 votes in the House and 12 in
the Senate, and Kenna 21 in the House and
5 in the Senate. Hon. W. L. Wilson was
honored with 8 votes in the two Houses,and
J. W. Goshorn, of the Union Labor peyty,
received 2 votes, quite a number of gentle
men of both parties receiving the compli
mentary votes of their friends.
Owing to the delay in the organization in
the Senate5 it is said that the Democrats
intend to delay(te election of a Senator for
one veek, in'orde to make it legal, which
ever construction of the law is taken, but it
is quite likely that it will be delayed still
longer on account of their inability to agree
upon a candidate. In the meantime, the
Republicans consider Goff s chances good.
In the State Senate to-day they elected the
clerks, seargant at arms, and Jdoor-keeper,
the latter being a colored man.
This afternoon Senator Scott, of Ohio
county, offered a resolution requesting the
Committee on Privileges and Elections to
inquire and report whether J. D. Sweeney
and B. H. Oxfey, Democratic Senators,had
not removed from their respective districts
and thereby vacated , their seats in the
Senate. This elicited considerable discus
sion, but was finally tabled. Several efforts
were made to pas3 a resolution requiring
the Senate to proceed to the House of Dele
gates, there to canvass the returns of the
election of State officers, but all proved
futile. This, however, will probably be
done to-morrow, and the joint committee to
take testimony in regard to the Guberna
torial contest will then be appointed.
HARRISON MAI TAKE A HAND.
The Situation In West Virginia Is Being;
Tery Carefully Studied.
Indianapolis, January 22. The po
litical situation in West Virginia is attract
ing close attention here, and the outcome of
the gubernatorial imbroglio and the Sena
torial contest is being watched with the
greatest interest. Anent West Virginia
matters a few week ago Judge Berkshire,
of that State, and the only original Har
rison delegate at Chicago from West Vir
ginia, came here ostensibly to pay his re
spects to the President-elect. In order to
satisfy the importunities of the insatiable
newspapers, the wily Judge hinted at his
desiring to see Stephen 13. Elkins in the
Cabinet. The bait took well for the next
morning the papers of the country chronicled
an alleged boom for Elkins,-representing
that the Judge had come to Indianapolis
loaded with petitions and endorsements in
favor of Elkins.
It transpires, however, that the real
mission of Judge Berkshire was to acquaint
the President-elect with the exact situation
in West Virginia and and obtain, if possi
ble, from him, the attitude of his adminis
tration in the event of dual State govern
ment Judge Berkshire remained here
several days and held three or four confer
ences with General Harrison. Of conrse
whatpassed- between then is not known,
but this this much is known that the
.Judge -left here, expressing satisfaction with
uis rccepuuu auu remarking iiiai ne was
"not mistaken in gVit and character of the
man he supported at Chicago."
The Occnpants of a New York Apartment
Hoase Suffering From Shocks.
I SPECIAL TXLXGHAX TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yoek, January 22. Robert Gordon
Butler was eating breaklast in his apartment
on the fifth floor of the Central apartment
house, at 107 East Fifty-fifth street, at 9:30
A. M., to-day, when he became aware of a
sensation similar to that of a landsman on
his first sea voyage. He had an indistinct
impression that the dining room was mov
ing, that his knife was elusive, that the
aishes were dancing, that the chandelier
was shaking, and that everything in gen
eral was wrong. This feeling only lasted a
moment, and then the normal condition re
tnrned. Mr. Butler looked at his wife for
''What was that?" he asked.
"I don't know." she replied; "it has hap
pened frequently of late."
The Rev. E. E. Roberts, who occupied an
apartment across the hall from Mr. Butler's,
noticed the shock also, and commented upon
it. These shocks, which resemble earth
quake shocks, have been noticed by tenants
at different times, but no explanation of
their origin has ever been received. Jani
tor Dobbin said to a Dispatch reporter
that he had never heard of them. He was
sure that they were not caused by the set
tling of the building, and there was no blast
ing going on nearby.
At the Grand Central depot police station
the Sergeant suggested that railroad torpe
does might be responsible. That doesn't
sound yety likely.
BETTER THAN A BANE
Money Loaned Thirty Vears Ago Returned
With Good Interest.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DI3PATCH.1
Plymouth, Mass., January 22. How
ard H. Taylor, a peddler of extracts, has
fallen heir to a small fortune under peculiar
circumstances. Thirty years ago his father
lived in New Orleans, and was a prominent
business man there. He loaned another
man $5,000 and the debt ran on for some
time. Finally Mr. Taylor started north on
a visit, and died here, but previous to his
going the debtor promised to pay the loan
whenever he was able to do so.
The matter was almost forgotten until a
short time ago, when news of the death of
the debtor, was received, together with the
tact that he left a proviso in his will by
which the sum of $3,000, with compound in
terest for 30 years, was to be paid to the
heirs of Mr. Taylor. Howard Taylor is the
heir and will receive $23,700.
ACTION MAT BE TAKEN.
The Consnl to Samoa Will Talk to a Senate
Committee To-day. .
Washington, January 22. Consul
General Sewell, of Samoa, has returned
from New York, and expects to appear
again to-morrow morning before the Senate
Committee on Foreign Relations. It is
probable that at that meeting some action
will be taken expressing the committee's
opinion upon the situation at Samoa.
Will bo a Mammoth Procession.
rSPZCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCn.1'
Habeisburo, January 22. General
Hastings said to-day that the inauguration
procession on March 4 will be the largest
that has ever been witnessed at the national
capital. He expects that in addition to the
8,000 troops from Pennsylvania who will be
in line, from 8,000 to 10,000 militia from
other States, inclnding New York, New
Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and other
No Apology Prom Germany Yet.
Berlin, January 22. There is no truth
in the report that Germany had come to an
agreement with the United States in regard
to the difficulties in Samoa.
A BALK BY BriOOKS,
Has Done His Turn
Foster Father of High
COOPER'S BILL- RETURNED.:
The Prohibition Submission Passed
by a Yote of 132 to 55.
ALLEGHENY'S CONTINGENT SPLIT UP
Eight of the Delegation Yote Agnlnst tk
Motion, Seven oi Them Republicans
Brewer Eberbart Thinks the Democrats
Have Abandoned Their Frlenl Mr.
Brooks Refuses Co Introduce Senator
Cooper's License BUI The Democrats
Unable to Agree on a Solid Yote on the
Submission of the Prohibitory Amend'
ment Each One Votes as He Pleases.
Mr. Brook3, he of the high license bill,
contrary to his stand during the last Legis
lature, doesn't believe in tinkering with the
license question. Consequently he refused
yesterday to introduce Senator Cooper's
license bill. Mr. Cooper is somewhat dis
appointed, but will survive. The motion
to have the voters of Pennsylvania decide
in June next whether they wish prohibition
or not in the State carried, as scheduled, al
though eight of Allegheny's' representatives
kicked over the caucus traces. The Demo
crats voted as they pleased, every man for
FKOM A STAFF C0BBESP0SDEC5T.1
Harbisburg, January 22. Senator
Cooper is fighting for position,with a strong
probability that he will vindicate his claim
to at least a share in the leadership of tho
party, whether his high license bill appears
in the Legislature or whether the Senator
quietly pocket3 it, and, after having gained
his point, says nothing more about it, and
permits it to become a part of the past. The
reports in circulation last night, of a har
monious feeling among the leaders of Re
publican thought, in relation to the bill,
have proved unfounded. Instead, a pro
nounced, antagonism has developed. Sen
ator Cooper this morning brought the bill
to Mr. Brooks, the father of the present
high license law, and left it in his hands for
study and perusal. Mr. Brooks placed the
bill in his desk.
"Have you been asked to introduce Mr.
Cooper's bill, Mr. Brooks?" inquired Thb
Dispatch correspondent." .
"I have," was the reply, "and, after I
have Tead it, I will let you know whether I
will introduce ifor not. I will not do so
unless I can approve of it in every particu
MR. BROOKS RETURNS THE BILL.
Late in the afternoon Senator Cooper and
Representative Brooks met in the House,
and the latter was heard to say to the former
that he observed some defects in the bill,
but the most important was that it made no
provision whatever for the right of re
monstrance, or perhaps barred such rights.
"Well," responded the Senator from Dela
ware, "we can readily fix that. We must
have it provided for, bj all means. Nothing
that ought to go in will be left out, but it
takes counsel and comparison to detect these
defects. Let us look the matter over to
gether." These two gentlemen then spentsome time
at Representative Brooks' desk, examining
a voluminous document printed with a
typewriter. As they went over it, page by
page, Representative Brooks occasionally
pointed to the bill, turned his black-whisk-kered
face up to the blonde countenance of
the Senator lrom Delaware, and said some
thing in an earnest way, which was just as
earnestly replied to.. At last the ex-chairman
of the State Committee gathered np tha
manuscript and walked away with a
wrinkled brow that looked as though its
wearer had been gathering in ideas that
were not entirely pleasing."
BROOKS WON'T TOUCH IT.
"I have refused to introduce the bill,"
said Mr. Brooks to The Dispatch corre
spondent. "For what reason?"
"For the general reason that I object to
tampering with the general subject of high
license at the present time."
"Have you specific objections to tha
"I may have," said Mr. Brooks, "but tha
general objection, in my mind.is sufficient."
Senator Cooper at this point appeared on
tha scene again. "Mr. Brooks thinks my
bill is a good one," he said.
"Yes," admitted Mr. Brooks, "as it stands
now, 1 admit it is a good one.
"And an advance on the present law?"
said the Media statesman.
Mr. Brooks hesitatinglv admitted that it
might be so considered. "But," he added,
"the friends of high license object to the
opening of the subject of liquor legislation
at the present time."
"Well," said Senator Cooper, "if tha
friends of high license will not snpport tha
measure it will not be introduced.
Having forced the especial champion of
high license to indorse hi3 bill as a good
one, Mr. Cooper appeared satisfied, though
its acceptance as a substitute for the present
law might have been more pleasing.
COOPER IS FOR HIGH LICENSE.
Replying to a correspondent who had re
ferred to him in connection with his bill as
a promising chairman for the liqnor men in
their campaign. Senator Cooper said: "I am
for high license for the State and for sub
mission of the prohibition amendment to
In conversation this morning, Senator
Cooper affirmed the position that tha
passage of the prohibitory amendment by
the people would repeal all the existing
liquor laws, and that an extra session oi tho
Legislature would be necessary to put tha
amendment in force. He felt confident
Governor Beaver would call the Legislature
at once, should the amendment be carried.
"But all these things mean more ex
pense," was objected, "and the finance offi
cers of the State sav the revenues will be
very much curtailed this year."
"Then," said Mr. Cooper, "let us stop
putting so much money into the sinking
fund in excess of the Constitutional require
ment. The Constitution fixes the annual
deposit at $250,000. bat under an act of tha
Legislature it amounts to about a million
and three-quarters. There is no need to
meet the State debt so fast."
Eberhart Thinks the Democrats Haro
Abandoned Their Friends.
Mr. Eberhart, of the firm of Eberhart &
Obcr, of Allegheny, paused this morning on
his way to Philadelphia to look in on tha
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