Newspaper Page Text
can be left at
main office till
midnight or at
branch office till
By the Prohibitionists for -an
Active Campaign Through
the Kevstone State.
100 APOSTLES TO PREACH
The Gospel of Total Absti
nence to the Yoters of the
PEESIDENT FULTON TALKS
On the Plan of Action, and Says the
Anti-Liquor People Will
Win in Jrtne.
HE OPPOSES LICENSE JUGGLERY,
And Severely Criticises Cooper for
Progressive legislation That He
CAMBRIA COUNTY "WILL GO FOE BUM.
The President of the Pennsylvania State
Constitutional Amendment Association has
been interviewed by The Dispatch's com
missioner, and he tells how the organization
will put 100 speakers in the field, hold a
State Convention, and thoroughly work up
a campaign. The temperance President
also sharply criticises the tinkering with
high license laws. In Cambria county,
whf re this gentleman resides, however, it is
not probable that the amendment will be
carried at the special election. The county's
metropolis is a city of 28,000 population,
and the foreign clement and liquor business
are both large there.
IFBOM OCR SPECIAL COMMISSIOSEE.3
JOHNSTOWN, Pa., January 23. This
place is practically the State headquarters
of the Constitutional Amendment Associa
tion of Pennsylvania. Its President, Mr.
John Fulton, lives here, and Mr. William
C. Lewis, its Treasurer, is also a resident of
this city. Although Kev. Samuel Collins,
of Alleghenv City, is the Secretary, a vast
amount of the organization's business and
correspondence is carried on through Johns
town. Important information was given me to
day by State Chairman Fulton in regard to
the plans for conducting a systematic cam
paign throughout Pennsylvania for the June
election. He also criticises in unmistaka
ble language Senator Cooper's high license
tinkering; and, as voicing the sentiments of
constitutional amendment advocates, warns
the people against accepting anything in
that line in lieu of absolute prohibition.
Eight Years Old.
"Oh, yes; you are from The Dispatch,"
naid Mr. Fulton, glancing at the card handed
him. "You are welcome, indeed, for I see
The Dispatch is the first in the 'field to
sound public sentiment on the issue of the
day. It's a good work to be engaged in."
Mr. Fulton is General Manager of the
great Cambria Iron "Works. Into his luxu
rious private office I had been shown, and
while I waited for him to dispose cf urgent
business, I had time to recall some facts
about the history of the movement which is
about culminating in a special election by
over 1,000,000 voters.
To a venerable citizen of Allegheny
county belongs the credit of originating the
constitutional amendment idea in Pennsyl
vania. That individual is Dr. D. L. Storr,
of Bellevue borough. Although long since
retired from active and public life, he is
widely known in Pittsburg and Allegheny.
He is wealthy and cultured, and his pretty
home down the Ohio is said to be averitable
haven of rest for temperance workers. Eight
years ago when the prohibition excitement
was at its height in Kansas, Dr. Storr en
tered into correspondence with Governor St.
John of Kansas. He was so struck with
the movement there, that he gleaned from
the letters and advice of Governor St. John
points enough to build a foundation for a
similar project in Pennsylvania. He gath
ered about him a few enthusiasts, many of
whom subsequently deserted the cause as an
Dr. Storr plodded on. He got a little
paper started of which his son-in-law, Mr.
Martin, became editor. The Amendment
Association was extended little by little
until they soon wrote "State" at the begin
ning of the two words. Then ex-Chief Jus
tice Daniel Agnew, of Beaver, became its
President. Since that time it has been
growing steadily. Owing to his advancing
health, Judge Agnew resigned the State
Presidency, and John Fulton, of Johnstown,
Tho State Situation.
"I think that Pennsylvania will adopt the
amendment at the June election," said Mr.
Fulton, wheeling his chair back from the
desk for an uninterrupted talk on the pros
pects. "I am in constant communication
with our lieutenants in all parts of the
State, and while it is very early yet, that is
the conclusion I have come to in my own
mind. As to the size of the vote which will
be given the amendment, that is very un
certain. The trouble lies just here: Men
have convictions quietly that whisky sell
ing is a bad business. "Whether they will
come out openly at the polls and say so with
their ballots is another question. That is
the very point and moral of the whole ques
tion. It remains to be seen whether the
merchant, for instance, will vote againstthe
liquor interests and run tberisk of pecuniary
loss in his business as a possible result.
That will be the test which will decide
thousands of votes in this campaign. And
in this element lies the unknown quantity of
next JuDe's election.
"The great mass of Republicans will vote
for the amendment. They will do so be
cause it is really their issue. I take this
gronnd clearly, that the Republican party
is not under any obligations to vote for the I
I I Hllll I 1 I lf I General Assemt'lv must afford the peocle of t. x-nr rn.uf.d nn -Eiwthi. nmrchnider I In your editorial thU mornlne on the Samoan 1. m,e b. fc o. Tri. tn net Control of tbVt " !flLU Ul 111 Jil III 4SS
""""' '"'v'"'"? PSwMHjBPIiPI?'
amendment. It simply recognizes the true
principle that, as a legislative body, the
General Assembly must afford the people of
the State the right to decide this important
question. Having done so, all its responsi
bility ceases. It is then with the people,
irrespective of party. As to the attitude of
the Democratic party, I am aware of a great
many voters of that persuasion who will
vote for temperance, while some Republi
cans will vote against it."
State Convention to Assemble.
Continuing, President Fulton said:
Tha Constitutional Amendment Association
of Pennsylvania is non-partisan and non-secta-rifji.
Its membership nowreaches60,000people,
living in all sections of the State, and em
bracing all political complexions and all re
ligious creeds. Our sole purpose is -what our
name indicates. It is our aim to invite every
person to aid us without disarranging their
political or relicious affiliations. Therefore,
we have nothing whatever to do with Republi
cans, Democrats or third party people as par
ties, although, as The Dispatch's canvass has
shown, thus far both third party. Republicans
and Democrats are warm and hearty in their
support of onr pet bobby.
Just as soon as the Legislature passes the act
as agreed upon at last week's caucus our asso
ciation will hold a State convention and ar
range our details for a great campaign. It is
wise to wait, lest some change bs made in the
act which might kill it. We will pUce 100
lecturers in the field, and appoint additional
committees lor thorough election canvass In
every county of the Commonwealth. There is
wealth and influence to carry on expenses and
hard work. We now print two monthly papers,
the Herald and TTAt'e Jltbbon. Both will be
made weeklies when the campaign opens. The
latter is the organ of the W. C. T. XL, with
which organization we work in harmony. Our
association is strongest in the central and west
ern portions of the State. The other sections
have not yet been thoroughly organized, be
cause we have not reached them. The anthra
cite regions, I understand, give us much prom
ise. Our quarterly meetings are held regu
larly in Pittsburg and Altoona.
Brooks Law Failures.
When I asked Mr. Fulton how the associ
aion regarded the efforts of Senator Cooper
and others in the Legislature in the matter
of "progressive legislation" for highlicense,
the gentleman paused to pay, not the high
est compliment in the world, to the Dela
ware statesman, and then replied:
I think that everybody must acknowledge
that in certain districts the Brooks law has re
duced the number of rnm shops. But this re
sult has been brought about more by upright
judges than by the conditions of the law. At
the present moment Cambria county is simply
overwhelmed with licenses. "Where, licenses
have not been granted whisky stores are set up
and the law openly defied, so tbatno advantage
has been derived from the Brooks law. There
are, in fact, more whisky holes in the county
now than hitherto. Where a judge has right
views of the matter, and curtails the number
of saloons, the law works fairly well in repress
ing a vile trade.
But the fact is just as clear as can be made
that tho statutory license is always open to
changes or amendment. The present Legisla
ture is scarcely convened until we have a num
Tinkers at Licenso Laws
trying to modify and neutralize tho force of the
of the Brooks Dill, which is thus far the only
license law that has any vigorous repressing
features. Old friends of temperance must see
that they are in constant peril of tinkering
with license measures, and that the whole
series is simply shifting sands. The Constitu
tional amendment is tho only plan to assure re
liable and satisfactory results. When it shall
have been passed and accepted by the people it
will become a part of the Constitution of the
State, and the liquor question will be perma
nently settled, or at least fixed for five or ten
It is a very small matter about providing legis
lation to carry the amendment into effect. A
special session of the Legislature must be
called after the election. Tho people will de
mand it by their very act of passing the amend
ment, and the Governor, nor cither of the par
ties, will dare to refuse. Expense should not
be taken into account.
Cambrin a Liquor County.
In Cambria county the amendment is not
by any means sure of passing. The saloon
interests are very extensive and the foreign
element large. Johnstown is now a city of
28,000 inhabitants. From 8,000 to 10,000 of
these are employed at the Cambria Iron
Works, the largest mills in the United
States. This is, therefore, one of the manu
facturing centers of Pennsylvania, which
will have a potent influence in the June
election. As indicated byilr. Fulton, the
town is full of liquor stores. In his own
language, "they form a regular battalion
along Washington street."
This morning I asked six of these saloon-
ists if the amendment would pass in Cam
bria county. Each said "No," with de
cided emphasis. One added: "Not if we
can help it" Another remarked: "Not
here, nor anywhere else." A third said that
such a proposition was a worse blow to per
sonal liberty than ever aimed in Europe at
any class of subjects. A fourth deliberately
said: "I won't go out of the business, even
if it does carry. The only difference will
be we can't advertise then as openly as we
Not Much Hope.
The population of the county has in
creased from 46,811 in 1880 to about 50,000
now. In 18S4 Prohibitionist St. John re
ceived 177 votes for President in the county,
and in 1888 Clinton B. Fisk received 237
votes. There was a Democratic majority for
Cleveland of 431. Local option was defeated
by a small majority in 1874.
Both Republicans and Democrats admit
there is just a fighting chance left to push
the amendment through the county. Mr.
Fnlton confessed these doubts, but added
that the large body of laboring people were
against intemperance, and hate political
parties for it, so that it might possibly adopt
In the fastnesses of the mountains, both on
the Alleghenies and on Laurel Hill, there
is a fearless, independent class ot voters,
which may in the end have much to do with
deciding the matter in busy Cambria.
L. E. Stopiel.
SENATORIAL SITUATION MIXED,
The West Virginia Contest Is In a Very
Much Muddled State.
tSPEClAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.
CHARLESTON, W. Va., January 23. To
day the first ballot for United States Sena
tor was taken in joint assembly, and re
sulted in Goff receiving 41 votes; Kenna,25;
"W. L. Wilson, 5; John A. Preston, 4; J.
W. Goshorn, 3; Frank Hereford, 2; J. B.
Jackson, 2, and Messrs. R. S. Brown, A. B.
Fleming, J. J. Jacob, Samuel Woods, B.
H. Oxley, J. W. St. Clair and H. C.
Simms 1 vote each. President Carr voted
for J. W. Goshorn, the Union Labor candi
date, bnt to-day in appointing the Commit
tee on Elections and Privileges he selected
three Republicans and two Democrats.
There seems to be little doubt that ho will
act generally with the Republicans.
To-morrow Delegate Smith, of Tvler
county, who has been detained by illness,
is expected to arrive, and the House will
probably go into joint session and canvass
the returns of the election. There will be
no election of a Senator until next Wednes
day, and probably not then, as the Demo
crats are not likely to agree upon a candi-
date. The opposition to Kenna seems to be
wh& laixlsftiitiT Dt suit ml : :- mm:"-:
Is Not Considered an Eligible Officeholder
by Indiana Democrats, and, for the
First Time In 17 Yean, a Man
Is Elected State Librarian.
rsrEcux telegram to the dispatch.!
Indianapolis, January 23. The Demo
cratic caucus of the Legislature here to
night knocked out gallantry in five rounds
by nominating Jacob P. Dunn, of this
city, for -State Librarian. For 17 years
the office has been filled by a woman. Mrs.
Scott, who has filled it for three years past,
has resigned on account of matrimony, and
there has been an exciting contest for the
place. Ever since the Legislature or
ganized some of the candidates hired rooms
at the hotels and opened headquarters just
like men candidates do, and others did all
their electioneering about the State House
corridor, where they lay In wait for the
members, or in the legislative chambers
themselves, where several of the women at
tacked the members at their desks.
The leading candidates were Mrs. J. R.
Gordon, of Green Castle, who was backed
by many friends from that place and by H.
O. Darnell, ex-Clerk of the House; Miss
Holland, of Vincennes. an attractive
brunette, who was Judge Niblock's candi
date, and had also the support of ex-Congressman
Cobb; Miss Emma Porter and
Miss Nellie Abern, of Peru; Mrs. Ella
Nave, of Danville; Mrs. Hibben, Mrs.
Balster and Mrs. Shideler, of Indianapolis;
Mrs. Cooper, of Shelbyville; Mrs. Wilson,
of Bedford; Miss Pendleton, of Franklin,
and Miss Jones, of Vermillion county.
The male candidates were R. O. Johnson
and Jacob P. Dunn, of this city. The lat
ter was in charge of the literary bureau of
the State Committee last fall, and is an
active and valuable Democratic worker.
He led from the start in the balloting, and
on the fifth ballot received 44 votes and the
nomination. Miss Porter had 13, Mrs..
Wilson 9, Miss Holland 8, Mrs. Gordon 5,
and the rest were scattering. Only one of
the women was present when the result of
the caucus was announced. She went into
The Republicans in their caucus stood by
the women anil nominated Mrs. Virginia C.
Meredith, of Columbus City. Some of the
defeated Democratic women are going to try
to get their friends to bolt the caucus and
vote for Mrs. Meredith.
FELL SIX FEET AND DIED.
Dr. Charles Bliss, the Famous New Tork
Fbyslclan, Accidentally Killed.
rfrrciAL telegram to toe dispatch:. i
Ne-wYokk, January 23. Dr. Charles
Bliss was preparing to leave his house at
235 West Fifty-first street yesterday morn
ing, when a servant informed him that there
was something wrong with the coalhole
cover on the sidewalk. Dr. Bliss, who
weighed 240 pounds, started to go down the
cellar stairs to see what was the matter.
When he got to the fourth step from the top
he slipped and fell to the concrete cellar
bottom, a distance of six feet, and struck
on the back of his head. Three physicians
were quickly summoned, but Dr. Bliss died
an honr after the accident from concussion
ot the brain.
Dr. Bliss was born in 1841, in Lee, Mass.
He graduated from the Berkshire Medical
College and went to Mt. Holly, N. J., to
practice his profession. He served in the
Peninsula andMississippi campaigns in the
Civil War, and 15 years ago came to New
York. At first he had an office with Dr. N.
C. Hughsted at Ninth avenue and Forty
second street. Ten years ago he removed to
238 West Fifty-first street. He was surgeon
to the .Eighth Regiment, and was for a long
time physician to George Law. He was a
member of the Ancient Order of Foresters
and was a Free Mason. Dr. Bliss was twice
married. His second wife and three chil
dren by his firj t wife survive him. The
funeral will be from Dr. Heber Newton's
church, on Friday at 11 A. h., and the in-,
ferment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
STABBED IN THE EAE.
Conrad Shade Breaks a Knifo Blade In Con
rad Wolfkcll's Head.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Haebisbtjbo, January 23. On the night
of December 30 Conrad Shade and Conrad
Wolfkell had a quarrel in Hazleton. The
quarrel resulted in a fight, in which Wolf
kell received a blow, as he supposed, on the
right ear, which hurthim so that he gave up
the fight. Nothing was thought of the mat
ter, but a week or so afterward Wolfkell
was seized with a terrible pain in his ear.
His right jaw became stiff and sore, until
finally he was unable to open his mouth to
eat or speak. The pain grew worse, and
Wolfkell couldn't sleep. A few days ago
he called on Dr. Pearson.
The doctor examined the ear and found
that it was cut on the inside. He inserted
a probe and discovered a hard substance in
the patient's head. Yesterday, after re
peated trials, he extracted a piece of a knife
blade an inch and a half in length and half
an inch wide at the large end. Instead ot
Wolfkell having been struck by Shade, the
latter had stabbed him in the ear with his
pocket knife and the blade had broken off
inside Wolfkell's head. Wolfkell is in a
critical condition and likely to die. A
warrant has been issued for Shade's arrest.
THEIR WEST TEKTUEE PAILS.
The Collapse of the Nashville Iron, Steel nnd
Nashville, January 23. The Nashville
Iron, Steel and Charcoal Company, located
in West Nashville, this morning made an
assignment to Robert L. Morris for the
benefit of creditors. Though not fully set
forth in figures, the assets are claimed by
officials of the company to be about $450,000,
and the liabilities 5170,000. Among the
assets are reckoned accounts due the com
pany amounting to 538,882 31. Concerning
the failure an official of the company said:
"It was caused largely by a lack of work
ing capital. About 225 small stockholders
composed the larger portion of the company
and when they went into it they expected
6peedy dividends. Time is required to put
such an undertaking upon a j aying basis,
but the stockholders were either unable or
unwilling to advance the necessary capital
to accomplish this."
This is the first venture of the kind in the
South and really had a promising future.
The plant, including tenement houses cost
ing 20,000, amounted to over 5300,000, and
there are 42 acres of valuable ground. The
liabilities are small compared with the
TWELVE POUNDS OF EAW-TBIPE.
That Was the Amount Consnmcd by One
Blnn nt n Single Sitting.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.I
Ansonia, January 23. Reuben Cam, of
Derby, wants to be known as the champion
tripe eater of the country, and he is justly
entitled to the belt. Yesterday he was ban
tered about his love for tripe, and be said
that he could eat 12 pounds at a sitting, and
he would not ask to have it stewed either.
A wager was made, the raw tripe was placed
before him, and in a trifle over an hour he
had eaten the last onnceand didn't seem
any the worse for it.
Derby can boastnf big eaters. There is a
colored man who can swallow two quarts of
molasses with as much ease as a Whyo would
drink a schooner of beer, and in about the
same time. Then there is another whorhas
eaten a bushel of small round clams, at a
sitting, and yet another who ate five dozen
raw eggs at one time and wanted more.' .
THE SINEWS. OF WAR
Placed at the Disposal of tho Presi
dent for Use in Samoa.
THE TREATY TO BB ENFORCED.
Germany Sending Out Eeinforcements
Instead of an Apology.
THE KING NOW BISMABCITS WAED.
Scml-Officlal Announcement That England and
Germany Are Acting Together.
The Samoan insult has stirred up the
Foreign Affairs Committee. A cool half
million has been placed at the, disposal of
the President to carry ont our treaty obliga
tions with the islands. Another snug sum
has been given Secretary Whitney to use for
coaling stations. Both appropriations have
been made immediately available. German
reinforcements left Bremer "Haven for
Samoa yesterday. The Germans have also
carried off King Maiietoa.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB PISFATCH.
Washington, January 23. The Foreign
Relations Committee of the Senate has
taken cognizance of the insult to the flag in
Samoa. Amendments to the Consular ap
propriation -bill were reported from that
body in the Senate to-day by Mr. Sherman,
which are designed to protect onr interests
against German aggression in the islands.
The principal item in the amendments sub
mitted is an appropriation of $500,000, or so
much thereof as may be necessary, to be ex
pended under the direction of the President,
for the execntiou of the obligations and the
piotection of the interests ol the United
States existing under tne treaty between
this country and Samoa. The appropria
tion is made immediately available.. An
Tamasese, the Rebel.
additional appropriation of $100,000 for the
establishment of a coaling station, surveys,
etc, is also provided, to 'be immediately
available. Tn presenting the amendment
Senator Sherman .made no statement' of the
views of the committee, but it is said, that
the members are firmlv convinced that Ger
many has acted in a high-handed manner,
and that it is necessary to act promptly and
TO USE FOECE IF NECESSARY.
A Press correspondent who talked with a
member ot the committee after adjourn
ment, learned that the committee were of
the opinion that under the terms of the
treaty with Samoa, it is the duty of the
United States to intervene by force, if neces
sary, to protect the autonomy of the islands
against the aggressions of any power. "The
treaty," he said, "was made "by Secretary of
State Evarts and Mr. Le Mamea, and de
clared in force February 13, 1878. Article
4 reads: 'If, unhappily, any differences
The Rightful King, Maiietoa.
should have arisen or shall hereafter arise
between the Samoan Government and any
other Government in amity with the United
States, the Government of the latter will
employ its good offices for the purpose of
adjusting these differences upon a satis
factory and solid foundation.' "
"Tben the amendments to the Consular
bill mean that the President is to send a
fleet of war ships or any other force he may
deem .necessary to protect the Samoan Gov
ernment and to relieve the people from the
danger of war?" was asked.
THE COMMITTEE UNANIMOUS.
"That is exactly what they mean," was
It is understood that the committee were
unanimous in support of the amendments.
Secretary Whitney has written a letter to
the Chairman of the.House Naval Commit
tee asking that the department be author
ized to purchase the necessary land for a
The American Consulate.
coaling station in the harbor of Pagopago,
Samoa, and to erect a wharf there, build a
lighter, etc. He suggests an appropriation
of 8100,000 for the purpose.
The Secretary of State to-day received a
cable message from actine Consul Black
lock at Apia, Samoa, by way of Auckland,
New Zealand, saying that a large fire re
cently occurred on the island, and that the
German Consulate was among the buildings
destroyed. He adds that the fire was un
doubtedly accidental. No other details are
A STATE SECRET.
No One on the Outsldo Knows Anything
About the Samoan Agreement.
WiLMiNOTON,DEL,Jannary 23. George
H. Bates, of this city, who was sent to Sa
& .id u 'PSMfmmmmi
THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1889. ' & THREE GENTS
moa bv Secretary Bayard in 1887, sends the
following letter in the Morning News:
In your editorial this morning on the Samoan
matter, you refer in conclusion to what you
call a protocol agreed upon in lSS7by Secretary
Bayard and the German and British Ministers
at that time. You are evidently laboring un
der the misapprehension in supposing that
what have been referred to in the public docu.
ment as protocols of the conference was in
some sort a preliminary treaty or agreement.
This is not the case. No aereement was
reached at the conference. What were termed
the protocol, which Secretary Bayard wished
to communicate to Congress, bnt which the
British and German Governments declined to
permit him to make public, were simply tho
dally records of the proceedings of the confer
ence, and not an agreement actually entered
into between the powers.
Thus far the public has no knowledge of
what these protocols contain, they having been
merely the report of the confidential communi
cations by the conferees. The fact that Secre
tary Bayard desired to make them public, and
the other Governments declined to do so, nat
urally leads to the inference that their publica
tion would not have added anything to the
credit of the two European Governments con
eerned in the negotiations. I venture to make
tms suggestion to you because of my own sense
of the importance of the' Samoan issue, as it
might be called, which makes it desirable that
It should bo as littlo as possible beclouded with
Very respectfully yours,
George H. Bates.
GEEMANY SHOWS HEB HAND.
Reinforcements Lenve for Samoa An Understanding-
Berlin, January 23. Naval reinforce
ments for the German fleet now in Samoan
waters left Bremer Haven to-day on the
North German Lloyd steamer Nurenberg.
The Cologne Gazette says it has reliable
authority for the statement that Germany
and England are negotiating on the Samoa
question in a spirit of mutual understand
ing, and that all reports to the contrary are
The National Zeitung, discussing the
Government's colonial policy, declares that
the independence of neither Zanzibar nor
Samoa is menaced by Germany. All that is
contended for is the preservation of the
rights acquired by Germans in those
regions. In Samoa the intrigues of Ameri
cans who are violating existing treaties
have to be guarded against.
A dispatch from Sydney, N. S. W., says
that the German gunboat Olga has taken
Malieto3, ex-King of Samoa, to the Mar
AN OIL OPTION
On 4,000,000 Barrels Being Discussed by
tho Oil Producers' Protective Associ
ation and the Standard A Biff
Mystery and Somewhat
of a Flurry.
(SPECIAL TELEOKAK TO TIIE DISPATCH.:
New York, January 23. The Execu
tive Committee of the Oil Producers' Pro
tective Association, which is composed of
Pennsylvania's most prominent producers,
is in town, and this morning it was conferr
ing with the Standard Oil Company in re
gard to the disposition of 4,000,000 barrels of
oil for which they hold an option, and other
matters pertaining to the oil trade.
On a rumored disagreement, crude certifi
cates, oh the Consolidated Exchange, broke
from 86J4c to 84c. The differences were
said to be over a settlement of the storage
charges on. the remainder of the big option,
and the natural inference was that negotia
tions leading to a purchase of the oil
were being had. The reported trouble
brought about the decline'in the market as
stated, but a denial of any existing diffi
culty was subsequently sent out, although
members of the committee afterward refused
to make any statement. The impression
generally prevails that some important step
is about to be taken, bnt whether this will
be an absorption of the producers' block or
a retusal to take it at present prices is a
question that cannot be now decided.
T. W. Phillips and J. D. Archbold were
asked abont it to-night, but they were non
communicative and would only say that
nothing had been determined. " Others of
the committee and of the Standard would
not admit that the meeting had any especial
significance. The trade is considerably in
terested in their doings, as on their actions
will the course of oil values hinge.
THREE M0EE SHOWN THE DOOE.
President Clovclnnd Dismissing Employes at
the New York Appraisers' Stores.
ISPECIAt TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New YOF.K, January 23. There was
another list of unhappy ones at the Ap
praisers' stores to-day. The first one to go
to-day was Assistant Appraiser Sturges,
head of the tobacco division. He received
Executive Mansion, January 22.
Sir You are hereby removed from the office
of Assistant Appraiser of Merchandise in the
district of New York, State of New York.
Sturges' pet examiner, George C. Ham
mill, got his notice to quit from Acting
Secretary of the Treasury Hugh S. Thomp
son. The other removal for the day was
Meyer Meyer, chief of the openers and
S ackers. D. Addington Knight took Mr.
leyer's place. All three had been in the
service from 8 to 20 years.
All the removals, including those made
on Tuesday, it was announced, reflected the
determination of Secretary Fairchild to act
on the report of the Treasury agents now in
CHARLESTON IS ASTONISHED.
A Colored Colonel Is Invited to a Swell New
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Charleston, S. C, January 23. Some
thing of a sensation has been caused hereby
the reception of an invitation to attend the
annual reception and ball of the Old Guard
Veteran Battalion of New York, at the
Metropolitan Opera House in that city, on
the 21th inst., by Colonel W. H. Robertson,
commanding the First Regiment, National
Guard of South Carolina. The invitation
was doubtless sent under a misapprehen
sion. Colonel Robertson is colored, and his
regiment is composed of colored troops, who
are called national guards, the white soldiers
being designated as State troops.
It will be doubtless a relief to the Old
Guard to learn that Colonel Robertson and
the ladies will be unable to accept the invi
tation. Ifajor R. C. Gilchrist, of the Wash
ington Light Infantry, and a number of la
dies left here yesterday, however, to attend
the proposed ball.
A PRINCELY ENDOWMENT.
Jacob Tomo Gives 8500,000 to a
Seminary for Blaunnl Training.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DI8PATCR.1
Elkton, Md., January 23. The Hon.
Jacob Tome, the well-known, millionaire of
Port Deposit, Cecil county, Md., has had
incorporated the Fort Deposit Male and
Female Seminary and has endowed it with
a large sum, said to be $500,000. Manual
training will be a prominent feature of the
school. The act of incorporation, signed
to-day by Judge Stump, gives the incor
porators power to have instruction in the
use of tools, by steam, electricity or other
forces, wood, steel and copper engraving,
drawing, designing, cooking, sewing, etc.
No charge will be made the pupils of the
Mr. Tome is over 75 years old and has no
children. He donated some years ago to
Dickinson College the Tome scientific
building. He is estimated to be worth from
$5,000,000, to ?8,000,000.
following letter in thl 3Torning News: JAmLni. V& EiVSlVLSh. --" w UNI HUUHfl'H M
CABINET OE EUROPE.
General Harrison and John Wana
maker Know Which it Will he,
BUT NOBODY ELSE IS INFORMED.
Many Think the President-Elect Simply
Put Him Out of Misery,
BUT COLONEL N EW SAYS HE WILL GO IN.
Sepresentatires of the Far West Voice the Demands
of Their Kfgion.
Mr. Wanamaker arrived in Indianapolis at
noon yesterday and immediately called npon
General Harrison. They remained in close
consultation for nearly four hours. The
visitor left apparently in the best of spirits.
He refused to state whether he still con
templated a European trip or not. Opinion
is divided as to whether he was offered a
seat in the Cabinet. Many hold that the
President-eleot merely explained why he
could not choose him.
CSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Indianapolis, January 23. Mr. Wan
amaker came to town at noon and went
away at 5 o'clock. He seemed expectant
and uncertain when be came, and chipper
when he "went away. This may be taken
either as an indication that he got the infor
mation that he was wanted in the Cabinet
or that he was put out of his misery by
being told that he was not wanted. Opinion
here inclines to the latter idea. At the
station before he went out to General Har
rison's he was asked about his European
trip. He said that it was true that he had in
tended to sail on Saturday last, but that he
had been prevented from doing so by a
message from General Harrison. The mes
sage, he hinted, was simply a request that
lie should visit Indianapolis.
He was asked if it was trne that he in
tended to start upon his trip abroad next
Saturday. "I cannot tell you that now,"
he replied. If he did go, he said, he should
stay two or three months. He was again
asked whether he intended to start for Eu
rope on Saturday next. '"Well, I don't
know," be replied in a hesitating manner.
He was met at the station by several of the
officers of the Wanamaker Guards, which
he equipped in this city during the last
"If we had only known you were coming
we would have had the boys ont here in
uniform to meet you," said one of these.
"Thank heaven you didn't know it,'
plied tne pmiadeiphian, jokingly.
A LONG CONFERENCE.
He walked up the street for some distance
with the young men, and then took a hack
for General Harrison's house, where he ar
rived at 12:30. He remained thereforabont
four hours, taking lunch with the family,
and being most of the time in consultation
with General Harrison. He seemed in the
best of spirits, and told the newspaper men
that he wished with all his heart that he
could talk business with them, but that his
.lips must remain closed as to everything
tuat naa passed Detween nimseit ana tne
.He' took occasion, however, to remark
that ho was delighted with General Harri
son, and believed him to be a man of great
breadth of character, much firmness and un
excelled judgment. In fact he seemed un
able to find adjectives enthusiastic enongh
to express bis appreciation of the mental
and moral proportions of the President
elect. Some of the members of the Wana
maker Guards interviewed him upon the
subject of office getting. He told them that
he wasn't giving written indorsement to any
one, but that after a while he would be in a
position to do more for them directly than
he could possibly do now indirectly. The
Wanamaker Guards are all dead sure that
this means that he is going to be in the Cab
inet. A report is circulated that Mr. Wana
maker intimated to a gentleman who knew
him that he was going into the Cabinet, but
no such indiscreet admission can be reliably
traced to that gentleman, and it is altogether
improbable that he made any such indica
tion, even though it were true that he had
been invited into the Cabinet.
DIFFERENCE OF OPINION.
There is a widely divergence of opinion
here among the wise men as to the cause and
result of Mr. Wanamaker's visit. Colonel
John C. New and other well posted gentle
men opine that he was called here to be ten
dered a Cabinet berth. There are other
gentlemen, however, who hold quite con
trary views, and think that his coming is a
pretty sure indication that he was not to be
invited into the Cabinet. They argue that
the President-elect has not called other and
more prominent Cabinet appointees here to
tender them a place, as that could be done
Furthermore, they say. ifGeneral Harri
son had, what appeared to him, good reasons
for omitting the Phiiadelphian from his of
ficial family, he is just the kind of a man
to send for Mr. Wanamaker and have a
good friendly interchange of views on the
subject, believing that it his reasons were
sound they would be adopted by Mr. Wana
maker with the frankness they were offered.
After Mr. Wanamaker's departure the
General, who had been housed up all dav.
went out for a half hour's walk and then re
turned to his library, where his correspond
ence awaited his attention.
California's electoral vote passed through
here to-day in the custody of L. B. Mizner,
of Benecia, ex-President of the Senate. He
was accompanied by his wife, and stopped
off to call upon General Harrison. He said
that the Pacific coast really wants a repre
sentative, and prefers to ha've the Interior
Department. He said that either Swift or
Este would suit the coast Republicans.
Colorado's vote also got this far toward
Washington to-day, in charge of Colonel J.
P. Gallaway, of Denver. He made only a
short call upon General Harrison, and told
the reporters that Colorado wanted nothing
from this administration just now, but that
after the Cabinet was formed it would like
to have George M. Chillicott, of Pueblo, ap
pointed First Assistant Secretary of the In
At a recent meeting of the Republican
Editorial Association of Indiana, represent
ing 160 daily and weekly papers, a resolu
tion was unanimously passed strongly in
dorsing Colonel William R. Holloway for
Public Printer. Colonel Holloway is ex
Postmaster of Indianapolis, and former
proprietor of the Indianapolis Times. The
Electoral College of Indiana has unani
mously indorsed him. He has the support
of Governor Foraker and a number of other
A BLOODY FOEEIGN WAR.
Italians and lTangarians Settle Their Differ
ences by Force and Fire.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATC1U
Shenandoah, January 23. The war
between the Italian and Hungarian laborers
employed at the "Strinpings" reached a
settlement near Parry's station, two miles
from here, last night, and a bloody fight
followed in which several of the combatants
were badly used up and one Hungarian
burned to death in a shanty, which was fired
by the Italians during the progress of the
fight. A number of arrests have been made.
HABTATPT1 fT TTTDADT? TTTRYTT. TTftTTT TCfiW. & l 1 f I A I O OT limiTII
The B. Si O. Tries to Get Control of the"
West Virginia Central, bnt Falls A
Compromise WblehDolh Sides
Call a Victory.
ISPECIAL TELSOSAM TO THE DISFATCB.I
Baltimore, January 23. Railroad peo
ple are discussing to-day the remarkable be
havior of Mr. Irvine Cross, the junior
counsel of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
who appeared at the meeting of the West
Virginia Central yesterday with proxies
representing one-fourth of all the stock and
demanding the privilege of voting them
cumulatively for nimseit as a director of the
company. He made the plea that according
to the laws of West Virginia this. could be
done, the object of the Legislature In
framing this statute being to afford the
Mr. Blaine and Mr. Davis combatted this
view of the young lawyer, and refused to
allow him to vole the stock more than once.
The shares belonged to Major Alexander
Shaw, who was ousted from the directorship
last year, and who is a firm friend of Presi
dent Chas. F. Mayer, of the Baltimore and
Ohio. After considerable discussion a com
promise was finally effected by the election
of Major Shaw in place of ex-Senator
The Baltimore and Ohio people explained
their action in this way: They say that
Senator Gorman, who is largely interested
in the West Virginia Central, is a director
of their road, and can keep its rival thor
oughly posted to their plans. They there
fore sought to offset this advantage by
placing one of their people in the board of
the West Virginia. They say they are satis
fied with Major Shaw, bnt it is doubted by
many whether the latter will jeopardize his
large holdings for the benefit of a rival cor
poration, even though he may be intimate
with its President. Both sides claim a vic
tory. The incident is generally looked upon
as the beginning of a bitter fight between
the Baltimore and Ohio and West Virginia
FE0M OCEAN TO OCEAN.
The Canadian Pacific Will Bridgo the Niag
ara to Reach New York.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Lockport, N, Y., January 23. A report
has been current that the Canadian Pacific
has purchased the right of way of the old
road at Lewiston, and that they intend to
erect a suspension bridge across Niagara
river and connect with tho Rome, Watertown
and Ogdensburg. Thelatterroad has lately
been repairing the Lewiston branch of the
road, while the Canadian Pacific ha3 had
surveyors at work at Lewiston.
On this matter a prominent railroad man
at Oswego says: "I wouldn't be surprised
if the report were true. The Canadian Pa
cific folks want to reach New York and
there is no quicker way to get there than to
bridge the Niagara at Lewiston and con
nect with the Rome, Watertown and Og
gensburg tracks for Oswego, reaching New
York over the Ontario and Western. At
present the Canadian syndicate shiD their
goods via Ogdensburg to TJtica and then
strike the New York, Ontario and Western
tracks, by which means they get into New
York. The Lewiston route is much shorter
than the one at present used, "and it the
i 'unction is made the Canadian Pacific will
lave an uninterrupted line from the At
lantic to the Pacific."
STILL ANOTHER 0UTEAGE.
The Indiana White Caps Have Resumed
Their Bmtal Operations.
Indianapolis, January 23. A special
from Monroe county gives details of a brutal
whipping by White Caps, last night. Mrs.
Lon Wright is a married woman, who lives
quietly with her husband in the vicinity of
Bryant's creek. She has several times re
ceived threatening letters from unknown
parties, the animus of which was traceable
to some idle gossip abont her character pre
vious to her marriage, to which she paid no
attention. Last night about 11 o'clock a
knock was beard at the door, and when
opened, six masked men crowded into the
The husband was compelled to go to bed,
and while two of the men stood guard over
him the others caught hold of the wife,
dragged her outside and proceeded to beat
her with limbs of trees. When the woman
was taken back to the house and the regu
lators had departed, her back and limbs
were found to be covered with large welts
from the effects of the whipping. The
outrage will be investigated by the au
thorities. A WEALTHY M0THEE-IN-LAW
Is Sued for Weaning Her Daughter's Affec
tions From Her Husband.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Cleveland, January 23. A most pe
culiar suit was begun in the Common
Pleas Court to-day by J. D. Critchfield,
a well-known lawyer of Mt. Vernon, O.
He sues his mother-in-law, Mrs. Caroline
H. Henderson, ot Erie, Pa. for 5100,000,
alleging that she, with one W. W. Howell,
deliberately and maliciously weaned his
wife's affections from him.
Mrs. Henderson is a widow and worth a
quarter of a million. Before the separation
of wife and husband, Mrs. Critchfield was
very sick and while in that condition her
mother influenced the separation. Some
five years ago the Widow Henderson's hus
band died and left the bulk of his estate to
the city for charitable purposes. Mrs.
Henderson wouldn't stand this and by a
vigorous fight compelled the city to settle
at a small figure.
ELEVATION OP A EECTOE. .
An Erlo Clerarman Will be General Mis-
sloner for America.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Erie, January 23. Rev. Gustave A.
Carstensen, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal
Church, has accepted the station of General
Missioner of the Episcopal Church of
America. He was elected to that post two
weeks ago, but bad withheld his answer
until to-night, Mr. Carstensen's new field
will fix his headquarters in New York, and
he will be assisted by 36 of the most promfc
nent clergymen in the Episcopal Church.
HiS" new duties give him a large salary and
an opportunity to exercise an aptitude for
which he is especially endowed, that of a
Mr. Carstensen comes from a prominent
domestic iamily, and was ordained in 1876,
since which time he has been a rector in
Toledo, Meadville and Erie.
A TELEGRAPHIC CAMPAIGN.
Legitime Capturing Cities and Using His
Enemy's Wardrobo at $1 35 a Word.
SPECIAL TELEGBAJf TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Yohk, January 23. A cable
to Mr. Houstedt, of Junsues, Hous
tedt & Co., of 5 South William street, says
that Legitime has sent an agent to St.
Thomas with orders to telegraph the repre
sentatives of the Haytien Government
abroad reports of great victories for Le
gitime. This accounts, it is claimed, for
the cables sent General Contreras announc
ing the capture of Gonaives and St. Marc.
Having established this mode of communi
cation. Legitime can capture any town he
sees fit by paying $1 35 a word.
It iras said to-day that a telegram to Min
ister Preston from the agent at St. Thomas
stated that Legitime was already wearing
. . j. -in
Capfe? .own Vigorously De
ferios His Public School .
"Flag Bill, and
SCORCHES HIS OPPONENTS.
The Flags Must Wave, Begardless of
the Elements or the Expense.
tt . -i mm
BECBUITS OP ANAECHY AND SOCIALISE. M
The American Eagle Soars and Screams
Captain Brown's Speech Baking the
Gentlemaa From Backs Respect for tho
FIng to be Inculcated in the Minds of
Public School Pupils Expense Not to be
Considered Catholics and Democrats
Defended Men Who Fought Through
the Rebellion A Constitutional Objec
tion Fow's Funny Mistake.
The discussion in the House of the bill
providing an American flag for each public
school in the State, was very lively. Cap
tain Brown spoke for the measure, of which
he is the authef , and energetically scored
those persons who were opposed to it on the
score of expense. The bloody shirt was
waved, and Democrats and Catholics were
handled roughly. The latterwere not with
out their defenders, and at the wind-up
honors were easy. The bill passed second
reading, but there are doubts as to its final
TOOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Habrisbuhg, January 23. The Ameri
can bird had his voice in good form when
Captain Brown's, bill providing that each
school house fly 'the American colors came
up for second reading, and when Demo
cratic opposition appeared he soared and
screamed in traditional style at the command
of the member from Beaver.
It was Augustus Hindenach, of Bucks
county, who had the honor of inviting on
his devoted head the vials of patriotic
wrath. Mr. Hindenach is tall, slim, black
haired, black-mustached, and thought that
at $10 a flag the cost to the people in the ag
gregate for the flags needed to equip in the
neighborhood of 22,000 schools, would be
entirely too much. Nevertheless, he yielded
to no man in patriotism. Mr. Hindenach
said other things in opposition concerning
the wear and tear of the elements on the
American colors, and sat down well satis
fied that his constituents would read and
applaud. But his rejoicing was short.
LOADED FOR BUCKS' BEAR.
Captain Brown, the champion of the
measure, was loaded for bear in the person
of Mr. Fow, of Philadelphia, who was ex
pected to make the first assault. But as he
didn't appear, the? Captain merely changed
Philadelphia ttPBucks, and referred, to tha
.gentlemen from the slums of that county. t
It was something new in, the line of ideas on
alums, but it went, and the Captain's speech
was as fervid as any American Mechanic
could wish. He said:
I am not surprised at this. When the capital
of tno nation tremoled with the machinations
of treason, when the existence of the Govern
ment itself was threatened, the nag of our
country was not threatened by a Republican.
He who tore the American flag from the mast
head and trampled it in the dust in the dark
days of the bloody sixties was not a Republi
can. Nor at this late dav is the man a Repub
lican who would reach up his grimy band and
tear his country's nag from the public school
houses of this great Commonwealth. Here he
sits and enjoys the distinction, if it be no
honor, of representing the Democratic slums
of Bucks. Behold the man who would rob tha
youth of this Commonwealth of the patnotio
education this bill would afford. Gaze upon
him as he crouches in his seat, unlike the rebel
guerrila only In that he shows himself to ba
the very personification of exaggerated dig
nity. HERE HE SOARED.
Mr. Speaker, the bill has a history. Tha
intelligence and patriotism of the Legislature
should make it historic by enacting it into a
law. The friends of tho measure hold that the
grand result to be accomplished by it will ba
the education of our youth within the broad
field of patriotism, and that it will make of tha
public school graduate a citizen in whom tha
State may repose any trust with no danger of
betrayal. The education of youth is incom
plete in a republic without patriotic knowl
edge. The idea will form an object lesson
which will impress itself on the minds of the
younir, and, therefore, add to the efficiency of
popular education. It Is the grandest scheme
for the advancement of patriotism and unim
peachable loyalty that was ever conceived in
the mind of man. I care not whether the idea
originated with the Patriotic Sons of America
in the East, or with the Junior Order of Amer
ican Mechanics in the West. There is no con
test upon that score. Why talk of the expense
it would entail upon the State to pass this bill?
We expend about $10,000,000 annually on our
public schools. Perhaps if the inquiring
minds should make a study ot. it they
would find that it would be a great saving to
the State to abolish the system entirely and
place its work in the hands of the parochial
schools of Rome. There are school districts
even in my own loyal and intelligent county
where children know absolutely nothing of tha
flag of our country, and would discover no In
sult to the national honor in seeing it trailed in
the dust. From this class is recruited the ranks
of socialism and anarchy. We have enforced
respect for our flags in many bloody fields of
battle. Let us now in more gentle manner
teach respect for it and love of country in the
public schools. Let this be done while the
Goddesses of Peace and Plenty smile sweetly
over tho land, so that if the storm cloud shonld
ever break and the thunderbolts ot Dattie chase
each other over the field of carnage around the
citadel of American liberties should war rear
high his horrid front and shake aloft his dire
ful crest of bristling bayonets, that emblem
shall ever continue to be a standard of victory
in the foretront of the fray.
There was a burst of applause when the
Captain sat down, and as the echoes of the
Speaker's admonitory gavel died away, Mr.
Lee, of Philadelphia, went after the Beaver
member, though favoring his bill. Repub
licans and Democrats, he said, had stood
together as brothers in -support of the glo
rious Union. There were noble Democrats
as well as noble Republicans in that glorious
war, and he thought Captain Brown lacking
in courtesy in the manner of his remarks.
Catholics also, he said, had defended the
flag, and were ready to do so again.
Representative Zeigler called attention to
the fact that the hero who ended the war at
Appomattox had been a Democrat. Mc
Clelland and Hancock were Democrats.
The war found a united North. He was for
the bill because he thought there was too
Mr. Farrell, of Clearfield, falling in with
the closing portions of Mr. Lee's remarks,
concluded a temperate speech with the -assertion
that the Church of Rome had pro
duced many defenders of the country's nag,
but no traitors. Mr. Wherry favored the
display of the American flag inside each
schoolroom instead of the provisions of the
A CONSTITUTIONAL OBJECTION.
When section 3, providing that no school
whose directors had not complied with tha
Continued on Sixth Page,