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Maryland Merchants Will Take
Advantage of Prohibition
in Bedford, and
TRY TO RUIN ITS TRADE
By OfferingUnlimited WMsky
and Eree Travel to
THE JUG AS A MAGNET.
Business of the Border Counties
Filled With Sadness at
CHRISTEHED Iff JAMAICA RUM,
Bedford County Has Eeformed, and Now
Will Probably Tote for the
OPINIONS OP PROMINENT PERSONS
Bedford county -will probably vote tor
Constitutional Amendment, but with only
a small majority. Our special commis
sioner has discovered a scheme Maryland
merchants are arranging, by which they can
keep the border counties in Pennsylvania
supplied with whisky. Some Bedford
merchants are afraid this will attract gen
eral trade to Cumberland. Ex-Congressman
Cessna believes the State will be hotly
contested. Thus far The Dispatch's can
vass of counties shows the following result:
a o o
S p S.
Counties. " S. " c
g. ? g
Bedford. In favor of 8,191 Adopted
Cambria Against 11,702 Defeated
Fayette Veryd'btfnl 14.2G3 Adopted
Greene Doubtful 6,630 Adopted
Somerset In favor of 7,382 Adopted
Washington... In favor of 13.219 Adopted
of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
JFROX oua special comiissMmul
j-Nrf-rua3lFtmi, January 25. The oldest topers
are now'fhebest temperance fellows. At
least this seems to .be the case with some
Pennsylvania counties. Here is ancient
Dame Bedford the grandmother of Alle
gheny county for instance. She was
christened in a bath of "West India rum
long after toddy had been warmed in her
primeval forests for "Washington and Forbes
by British soldiery. Prom the day of her
birth whisky was a part of her history.
There are still in existence records which
show the fees charged in 1771 and 1772 by
tavern keepers during the sessions of court
here. I can't find anything on these curi
ous bills of fare to eat. They are made up
exclusively of liquor. Here is a copy of
one of them:
Toddy, per gill Is
West India rum, per gill.. 6d
Whiskey, per gill 4d
Strong beer, per qt 9d
Cider, per qt Is
Bowl West India rum, containing 34 P'nti
with loaf sugar. 2s
From T.iqnor to Water.
It was probably due to Bedford's bibulous
example that the soldiers at Fort Pitt, some
years later, took the slightest opportunity to
go on a spree; for when Cornwallis surren
dered, the general orders posted at the fort
concluded: "Commissaries will issue a gill
of whisky, extraordinary, to the non-commissioned
officers and privates, upon this
The hotel in which this is being written
was built in 1771, although it was first occu
pied by a retired British officer as a resi
dence. Bnt for three-quarters of a century
f the register has been open to receive guests,
and in that whole period its bar has been
well stocked with liquors. It is now au ap
plicant againfor license, and, with its splendid
reputation, will doubtless secure it. Across
the street is another stone house erected in
1751, where George Washington lodged
and drank his toddy, too.
And there is stiil one large distillery in
the county to recall the days, 80 years ago,
when distilleries flourished all over these
mountains. Then "moonshiners" couldadd
still more historical matter to this paragraph
if it were possible.
But the past counts for no thin et now.
Bedford county has redeemed herself. Dis
tilleries have long since gone out of busi
ness, moonshiners have retired deeper in
the woods, and licenses to mere dramshops
have been steadily refused by Jndge Baer
for three years past. Only the best peti
tions find favor in his eyes, and only hotels
are now permitted to sell the tempting cup.
There is but one liquid the county now
deals in extensively, and that is Bedford
And Prohibition Next.
Now the county is in a fair condition to
adopt the Constitutional amendment. It
will be a rather even contest, it is believed,
but people expect a small majority will be
given for temperance. That a large ma
jority may not be looked for is evident from
the fact that in 1873, although local option
was adopted, it was only by 156 majority.
There is scarcely any third party vote, both
W St John and Fisk receiving less than 100
Border raids will follow the adoption of the
constitutional amendment. In the southern
tier of counties through which The Dis
patch's canvass has been pushed, a sort of
devil-may-care feeling has been observed
among the whisky-drinking classes. They
were too near the line dividing Pennsyl
vania from West Virginia and Maryland to
1 know that they could not get liquor when
ever they want it by simply sending their
order across that line. But here, in Bedford
town, this proximity to other States excites
real apprehensions, and will no doubt in
fluence quite a number of votes at June's
The reason of this is that Maryland, being
only a few miles across the country, Bedford
will be drawn into competition with Cum
berland. That thriving city is about 30 miles
distant, and already her shrewd merchants
are forming a plan to take advantage or pro
hibition in Pennsylvania. They are recruit
ing a fund to pay the railroad fare of any
person in Bedford county who will come to
Cumberland and buy a certain amount of
goods, the principal item of which is liquor.
Thus when a Bedford county farmer takes
his jng over to Maryland, he will come back
also weighted down with drygoods. This, it
is thought by some, will ruin the trade of
Bedford town with the county farmers.
However, Cumberland merchants did this
same thing when local option was in force
Ex-Congressman Cessna's Opinion.
Hon. John Cessna, rho has always been
supposed to know a thing or two about
State politics, is the principal member of
the Executive Committee of the Pennsyl
vania Constitutional Amendment Associa
tion. Each of the bills which have been
introduced in the Legislature on the sub
ject rere framed by him in his law office at
Bedford. This morning he accorded me a
brief interview. It was right to the point,
however. He said:
I think Bedford county will carry the amend
ment. It could not be done, however, if the
Democrats should make it a party question,
but as there are very many Democrats here
who will vote for the amendment, I do not
tbink there is any disposition to make a polit
ical matter out of it.
As to the State adopting the amendment, a
careful canvass alone will show. The counties
of Greene, Bucks, Lycoming, Berks, Luzerne,
Allegheny, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, .North
ampton, Lehigh, and possibly Clarion, will vote
against the measure. I rather think the votes
in the other counties will outnumber them.
Clinton county will probably bo for us. The
situation is not so hopeless in large cities as
you may think. Allegheny county has a rea
sonably strong temperance element, and in
Philadelphia just now the Republicans are
very mad at the whisky rinc for the 15.000 votes
it cost them. Still, the liquor interests in all
the cities are vast, and as a whole tie State
maybe regarded as a very closely contested
battle ground. I hope temperance will win.
I can scarcely say from reading the reports
from Harrisburg how Senator Cooper or other
party leaders will vote next June. I have no
idea that politics will not have anything to do
with the special election. It outfit not to have.
Still, Chauncey Black, in his letter accepting
the Gubernatorial nomination, wrote in very
strong and bold terms about bis opposition to
sumptuary laws. And it cannot be denied that
the old Bourbon element of his party are
strongly committed. Yet in spite of all that,
I know of many moral, right-thinking Demo
crats who will vote for this amendment. It
will be more a question of moral and social
surroundings. The sham cry of "personal
liberty" has been raised on the one side, and
on the other side will be arrayed all tho re
ligious, cultured, law-abiding and respectable
A Straw Vote.
Ex-Congressman Cessna is no friend of
license in any shape or form. He holds
that it leads to corruption in the courts, and
recently made this parody on judge and
jury in whisky cases: "I have seen cases
of acquittal in court so plain and so clear
that I have been forced to say that if a tem
perance man should prosecute a rumseller
and call the 12 apostles -as witnesses, and
the rumseller" should call the two thieves,
and one of them should repent before the
jury went out, and the case was clearly
made ont, the rumseller would be acquitted
and the temperance mas compelled to pay
Editor N. L. McGarr, of the Bedfor.l
Gazette, has taken a straw vote, and in his
issue to-morrow will announce the result as
follows: For amendment, 42; against, 22.
Mr. McGarr thinks that agitation in the
county will result in a victory for the
amendment, although he does not believe it
would carry if put to a vote to-day. People
up here require time for study.
H. D. Tate, Esq., who was Chief Clerk to
the Secretary of the Commonwealth under
Governor Pattison, expresses his hope in
Prohibition in Pennsylvania has become a
question of vital importance. Every intelligent
citizen of the Commonwealth must now meet it
squarely with an honest yes or an honest no.
There caH be no neutral ground in this cam
paign. I have given the question careful con
sideration. My natural opposition to "sumpt
uary legislation" and my respect for "vested
interests" caused me, at times, to hesitate; but
being convinced in ray own mind that its good
morals outweighed all other considerations.
there remained but one dry spot on which I
could conscientiously stand. I will vote for it.
Will it carry in Bedford county? I believe it
will. With its benefits, with its practicability
we have nothing to do. Our duty is plain, do
right. Let results be what they may.
Too Close to Maryland.
Hon. J. M. Reynolds, Chairman of the
Democratic County Committee, said:
I have no hesitation in saying that I intend to
vote for it, and, if necessary, to speak in favor
of it. On a great moral question like this,
where every man will have to perform a solemn
duty with reference to the best interest of the
public and the safety of the individual citizen,
I have no concealments to make and no voter
should hesitate now to speak out boldly and
B. C. Haderman, Chairman of the Re
publican County Committee, says:
I will vote for Prohibition, and I believe the
amendment will receive a majority of 1,200 in
E. K. Horn I will vote against prohibition
because Maryland is too close to Bedford
county, and I prefer seeing the money stay at
home. Furthermore. I do not think prohibi
tion will prohibit.
Thomas M. Hedding I will vote against the
prohibition amendment because I believe its
adoption would be detrimental to the business
of this county, and especially of this borough.
We are too close to Maryland.
George Mardoff, Jr. I will vote against pro
hibition. I saw enough of it in the West, and
how it affected business in States where it was
Job M. Lysinger While I believe that high
license a fee, say 81,000 would be more effect
ive, I will support the amendment.
L. E. Stofiel.
Of Pennsylvania Railroad Cars by a Gang: of
rSPSCIAL TELEGHAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Habrisburg, January 25. Daniel Boyle
and Samuel Beatty have been arrested here
for robbing cars of merchandise of various
kinds and Mrs. Mattie Fulmer and Mrs.
Moyer for receiving the stolen goods. Boyle
has confessed to having broken into and
robbed a number of cars in company with a
young man, and to have sold about 500
yards of satin, silverware and shoes to Mrs.
Fulmer. Car Inspector Stout, of Altoona,
iound the seals of about a dozen cars broken
and articles taken from them.
Mrs. Moyer is accused of receiving stolen
dressgoods and notions. More arrests will
THE CABLE LETTER WSK
PATCH e very Sunday is flashed under the sea
by the brightest Journalht in London. All the
news and gossip of the Old World will be found
in this department to-morrow. .
IT MUST BE ALLISON
If Iowa Would be Represented in
President Harrison's Cabinet.
HIS FKIENDsW'GRATULATE HIM.
Blaine Generally Conceded a Firm Grip on
TflE SENATE CROWDS ITS TAEIFF BILL.
It Insists on the House Appointing a Conference Com
mittee Upon It.
Senator Allison is loath to give up his
position as the recognized Republican leader
in the Senate, but his colleagues are con
gratulating him on his having done so to
accept the position of Secretary of the
Treasury. Murat Halstead, who thinks he
ought to know if anyone does, says Blaine
will be Secretary of State, but that Wana
maker will have no Cabinet position, while
"Washington politicians say Quay's choice
will be Secretary of the Navy.
ISFECIAL TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Washington, January 25. Senator
Allison was quietly but cordially congratu
lated to-day by a number of his Senatorial
colleagues, who told him they had learned
that he had finally intimated to General
Harrison his willingness to accept the Sec
retaryship of the Treasury if he insisted
upon it. Word came here last night from
Indianapolis that President-elect Harrison
has decided that Iowa can have a place in
the Cabinet if Allison is their choice, but
if he determines to press his friend Clark
son the' claims of the State must be ignored.
It must be Allison or the State goes un
honored. This was the subject of general
gossip in the Senate to-day.
A Senator who knows Mr. Allison and
also General Harrison well, said that mat
ters were reaching such a crisis that the
Iowa Senator had begun to waver in his
determination not to leave the Senate. He
has not yet reached the point of giving a
definite answer to General Harrison, but he
has for the past few days been consulting
with his intimate friends in the Senate as to
the advisability of his leaving that body.
WHY HE BEGBETS IT.
Mr. Allison regrets the embarrassing sit
uation in which he is placed by the desire
of the President-elect to compel him to go to
the head of the Treasure Department, not
so much because of the disappointment of
his friend Clarkson, bnt because he is sin
cerely opposed to leaving the Senate, where
he has lately bcome the recognized Repub
lican leader. General Harrison, however,
has for some time been urging him to take
a place in the Cabinet, and his appeals
have now reached that point where it is
hard to refuse without seeming to be unrea
The Senator who is authority for the
statement that Allison has practically
yielded to General Harrison's invitation has
recently seen the President-elect and re
ceived letters from him within the present
week. He said to-day that Mr. Wana
maker's appointment was settled upon at
the time Senator Quay requested it, and
that the selection has never been changed
since. The Senator added that in his' opin
ion the Philadelphian is much more likely
to be Secretary ot the Navy than Postmas
ter General, and that if the former place is
given him the Chester shipyards of the heirs
of John Poach will be likely to again be
busy with the sound of workmen.
WHAT HALSTEAD THINKS.
An Indianapolis special says: Early this
evening Murat Halstead slipped into town
on his way home from Wisconsin, where he
has been telling the Editorial Association
how to edit. He took a carriage from the,
station directly to General Harrison's
house, and remained there about an
hour. It is supposed that he put
in a good word for Blaine. About
4 o'clock the General started on his
regular afternoon promenade, in company
Mr. Halsiead, They walked the streets for
some time, talking very earnestly as they
went. The General and the editor were
schoolmates and familiar friends, but it is
not supposed they spent the two hours they
were together in swapping stories of school
Mr. Halstead is of the opinion that Mr.
Blaine will be Secretary of State, and that
Mr. Wanamaker will not go into the Cab
inet, He says General Harrison very dis
creetly keeps his own counsel, and is in no
hurry to either make up his Cabinet or to
divulge just what is in his mind on that
question. The General himself is looking
better than for some days past, but the wear
of the constant reception of visitors is be
ginning to tell on him. He has not com
pleted his inaugural address yet, and still
has the selection of a Cabinet on hand.
CLOUDS IN A CLEAR SKY.
The Senate Trying to Pat the House in tho
Washington, January 25. Before the
tariff bill went to the House from the Senate
this afternoon there was indorsed on it, in
compliance with the motion of Mr. Allison,
adopted by the Senate, the statement that
the Senate adheres to its amendments and
requests a conference. This is an unusual
but not unprecedent course to pursue, and is
adopted for the purpose of expediting the
consideration of the bill.
This action ot the Senate caused a com
motion among interested members of the
House when it was made known. The im
pression in 6ome quarters was that the Sen
ate had very cleverly trappe'd the Ways and
Means committee. It would be out of the
ordinary course for the House to refuse to
accede to the request of .the Senate for a
conference, yet if this request is granted the
result will be to prevent the Ways and
Means Committee from passing upon the
Senate amendments to the tariff bill. Again,
it is argued that if the House should refuse
to comply, this refusal would put it in the
position of declining to second' the efforts of
the Senate to secure speedy action upon the
Several members of the Ways and Means
Committee, when spoken to about the mat
ter expressed the belief that the re
quest for a conference would not be granted
until the bill had gone through the regular
course in the House and committee. Mr.
Breckinridge, of Kentucky, said that the
rules of the House require all bills coming
back with Senate amendments to be re
ferred to the proper committee. The tariff
bill could not be sent to conference in vio
lation of this rule, for a .single objection
would suffice to prevent it. He agreed with
other members of the committee in the
opinion that the Senate's request for an im
mediate conference would be refused by the
THE EXTRADITION TREATY
Likely to 1e Ratiflcd If a Test Tots is
Reached In the Senate.
rSPEClAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Washington, January 25. The Senate
will take up the British extradition treaty
for consideration on Tuesday next, and is
determined to press it to a vote at as early a
day as possible. It will probably be ratified
if a test vote is reached, although a strong
opposition will be made. The consideration
of the treaty will be had in secret session, as
Messrs. Edmunds, Hoar, Sherman and oth
ers, who believe in Senatorial secrecy, will
. SATURDAY; JANUARY
not listen to the appeals of Biddleberger,
and those who act with him in behalf of
public proceedings. Indeed, it is quite
likely that the "Virginia Senator will not re
new his fight for open sessions thisyear. He
knows he would be beaten and his opposi
tion might result in postponing action
altogether. This he does not want, for he
desires to have the treaty rejected before he
leaves the Senate. He made a big fight on
it last session and succeeded in getting be
fore the public the feelings ot Irish-Americans
on the subject of the extradition of
political offenders, and be may now content
himself with endeavorinir to secure the re
jection of the treaty, and in having the in
junction! of secrecy as to the Senate pro
ceedings removed, tuns revealing the causes
Riddleberger and his friends claim that
this treaty would compel the United States
Government to give up, at the demand of
England, prisoners guilty of alleged politi
cal offenses, even when the acts complained
of were committed in the United States, the
offenders never having set foot on British
soil. There are a dozen other provisions
and omissions to which they are opposed,
but the defect mentioned is the most fatal
one of-all, to the minds of the Irish-American
party, and it is this point upon which
they chiefly rely for the rejection of the
THE NEW FIRST LADY
Occupies the Old Quarters of tho Baling
Queen of tho Republic The Discovery
of Sirs. Harrisoa's Presence at
a Theater Causes a Stir.
SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TOE DISPATCH.
New York, January 25. The arrival at
the Gilsey House of Mrs. Harrison, the wife
of the President-elect, with her daughter
and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McKee,
was so unexpected that no rooms had been
prepared for them. They were assigned to
rooms 68, 70 and 72, on the third floor, but
early yesterday morning they removed to
parlors 2 and 4, on the second floor. These
parlors are on the Twenty-ninth street side
and were occupied by Mrs. Cleveland in
18S6,'after her return from Europe and
shortly before her marriage.
The party breakfasted at the ladies' ordi
nary, and at 11 o'clock Mrs. Harrison and
her daughter went out shopping, leaving
Mr. McKee to receive any friends who
might call. Vice President-elect Morton
called in the absence of Mrs. Harri
Bon, and chatted with Mr. McKee
for a few minutes. The party dined at 6
o'clock in their rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Morton
called in the evening, and the entire party
drove to the Metropolitan Opera House
where they enjoyed "The Jewess." They
occupied the box owned jointly by D. O.
Mills and Mrs. Butterfield. It' is No. 59
and is on the second tier. Mrs. Harrison
wore a slate-colored silk dress cut high, and
a white vest. Mr. Morton's box, No. 71,
was occupied by friends of George Bliss,
who is a part owner of it.
The audience didn't know of Mrs. Harri
son's presence until near, the close of the
performance, ana then an usher whispered
it, and the intelligence went quickly
around. Thereafter the opera was second
in interest to Mrs.Harnson. Mr. McKee will
probably go home early next week. Mrs.
McKee will remain here with her mother.
They may become the guests of Mr. Morton
after Mr. HcKee's departure.
Between Baltimore and Philadelphia to bo
Secured by tho B. fc O.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH. 1
Baltimore, January 25. A big deal is
said to be onhan$ which will probably re
sult in.the Baltimore and Ohio obtaining
the mnch desired through line from Balti
more to Philadelphia. At present all trains
are carried over the harbor on barges and
much time is lost. By a combination with
the reorganized Maryland Central the
problem of rapid transit can easily
be solved. This company has secured
control of the Yorkand Peachbottom road.
The connection is made at Delta and opens
up another line between Baltimore and
fork. The Deer Creek and Susanehanna
PToad, an ally of the Maryland Central, is in
process of construction. When this is hn
lshed there will be a belt line of roads con
necting all lines around Baltimore.
Should the Baltimore and Ohio conclude
satisfactory arrangements it could send its
eastern train around the city and thus avoid
the barge transportation. It is said the
Pennsylvania road is trying to circumvent
the Baltimore and Ohio by gaining control
of the Marvland Central.
AN EX-CONVICT'S CHARGES.
He Alleges and Is Proving Frand in the
Topeka, January 25. The investigation
ofchargesof corruption preferred against the
officials of the State penitential y was com
menced this morning by the Legislative
Committee. Thomas C. Thurston, a con
vict recently pardoned, testified that he
was the author of the articles in the Kansas
City Times, alleging gross frauds at the
penitentiary, and corroborated substantially
the charges made.
He cited numerous cases, which came to
his knowledge while an inmate of the peni
tentiary wherein the State had been de
frauded of large sums of money in the let
ting of contracts for supplies and the sale of
the productof the penitentiary coal mines,
two of the directors of the institution being
directly interested in the contiacts. He
thought the State had been robbed of at
least 100,000. The investigation was con
ducted by Attorney General Kellogg,
BURIED THE BABE AL1TE
In Order to Cure It of a Skin Disease A
Pottstown, Pa., January 25. Consid
erable excitement was created in the lower
section of this town last night by the action
of the inhabitants of the Hungarian settle
ment. A baby belonging to one of the Hun
garian families, which was affected with
some skin disease, was buried in the ground,
leaving only the head above the surface,
with a shoulder shawl around it.
A dozen or more children, in their bare
feet, paraded around the baby, beating on
tin pans with sticks. Inquiry elicited the
information that the burial in the cold
ground was supposed to draw the disease
out of the child, while the beating of pans
would drive evil spirits away. The suffer
ings of the children, who w ere walking on
the frozen ground in their bare feet, was in
tended to be a penance that would forever
keep the child free from harm.
CANNOT QUITE AGREE
On Several Proposed Amendments to the
Inter-Stnte Commerce Lair.
Washington, January 25. The con
ferees on the bill to amend the inter-Slate
commerce law concluded their work to-day,
and Mr. Crisp will report to the" House
to-morrow. Upon the three amendments of
importance the House managers receded
from the one requiring the commissioners to
adopt a uniform classification for all rail
roads. Upon amendments requiring railroad com
panies to transport oil in barrels at the same
rate as is charged for oil in tanks or in cars
owned by shippers, and giying State courts
concurrent jurisdiction with United States
courts over litigation connected with the en
forcement of the law, there was a disagree
ment, DIM MVC views Niagara in winter and
DILL lilt 111. nil r,hn,,t hi.. -i.it In VnV
Dispatch of to-morrow.
A I0DEL HUSBAND.
General Harrison's Conduct During
His Wife's Absence Proves
AS EXEMPLARY AS COULD BE.
He Liyes Very Quietly and Hasn't Eloped
With the Nurse Girl.
HIS TONGUE IS SOMEWHAT LOOSENED,
And He Intimates That Mr. Wanamiker May Not Hare
Mrs. Harrison should have no fault to
find with her husband's behavior during her
absence in New York, if the voluminous
and circumstantial reports sent out concern
ing his actions are truthful, as they doubt
less are. Indianapolitans still refuse to be
lieve that Wanamaker is one of the elect,
but they are getting very anxious to know
why Indiana's representative in the Cabinet
hasn't been announced.
tSPECIAL TELEGUAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Indianapolis, January 25. General
Harrison is proving himself a model hus
band during the absence of his wife. The
first thing every morning he sees that the
babies are washed and dressed properly, and
that they haven't caught the crouj., colic, or
other infantile ailment over night. After
they have been duly chucted under the
chins, tossed about, and played with, the
President-elect goes into the library and re
mains in executive session with Elijah for
several hours. At lunch time he looks
after the babies again, scolds the nnrse if
anything seems wrong about them, chucks
and tosses them some more, and then re
sumes the executive session in the library.
This part of his day is usually made hash of
by the callers, who gather in the parlor so
rapidly that he has to come out every little
while to work them off in batches with a
handshake and a few words of greeting to
About 4 o'clock the General starts out for
a walk, often with some family friend to
accompany him, and by dinner time he is
home again and putting the nurse girl
through a thorough civil service examina
tion as to the state of health of the babies,
which being found satisfactory, the little
ones are duly kissed and fondled and carried
off to be put to bed.
WOBK, WALKS AND CHATS.
After dinner the General usually spends
some hours alone in his library, at work
upon the inaugural message and similar
matters, or chats in the parlor with neigh
bors and acquaintances who come in to
spend the evening. Occasionally, recently,
he has also taken a walk downtown in the
middle of the day, but with this exception
the routine of his life has been almost un
varying. About the only unusual thing that has
occurred about the house since Mrs. Har
rison and Mrs. McKee went away has been
the accidental looseness of the tongue upon
the part of General Harrison, which,
although it was but, momentary, let ont
something 'that will be regarded as signifi
cant by those who are gngaged.in building
cabinets o'ut of the droopj of the President's
eve, the variations of tbvPresidental smile,
and similar clews. One of his visitors last
night was referring to the visit of Mr. Wan
amaker, and remarked: "All the New York
papers, General, except one, say that Mr.
SVanamaker's visit means that he is going
into the Cabinet." "Well, they have no
anthority for it," said General Harrison,
quickly and apparently without thinking.
A moment later he seemed to realize that he
had spoken too freely, and added some re
marks intended to remove the impression
that there was any significance abont what
he had said.
just let him down easy.
In spite of the confident assertions from
the East that Mr. Wanamaker has been
called, opinion here continues to favor the
idea that he will not be in the Cabinet, and
that General Harrison invited him here for
the purpose of talking the matter over with
him, and in fact,. letting him down easy.
There have been comparatively few callers
at the house to-day, and almost the only
one of prominence was ex-Governor Porter.
As to him it is sate to say that he will get
the Italian mission, and that he is taking
no part in the booming of his name for the
Cabinet. If the same thing could be said of
other Indiana Cabinet possibilities, General
Harrison would be happier than ho is. Un
der the surface there is a very bitter fight
going on over the phantom place that Indi
ana is going to get in the next Cabinet.
Chairman Huston's friends are getting
very saucv in their remarks as to what will
happen if General Harrison doesn't select
their man, and do it pretty quick, too.
Huston's name has been off the list for some
time, though, in spite of all his friends say,
the real embarrassment of the President
elect comes from an entirely different
John C. New counted himself out at Chi
cago last summer, when, to satisfy those
who declared that if Harrison was nomi
nated New would "hog everything," he
gave his solemn promise that he would de
mand nothing from the administration, and
upon the strength of that promise received
support that made Harrison s nomination
possible; so it can't be New.
MEN WHO WOULDN'T RESPOND.
Judge AVoodSj who has also been men
tioned as a possible Attorney General, de
clares openly that he would not leave the
bench, so it cannot be he. Attorney General
Michener has a better place where he now
is, and is not supposed to have any Cabinet
aspirations. Partner Miller is about the
only other, man who has been much spoken
of in connection with Indiana and the
A late pointer from Pennsylvania is that,
Wanamaker being out, General Hastings
has been entered in the race as "Quay's
unknown." General Hastings was the man
whom Quay selected at Chicago to make the
speech nominating John Sherman. Of
course he did that because he expected that
Sherman might be nominated and elected,
and in that case he wanted Hastings to get
something good. The Ohio delegation was
sore about the choice of Hastings for lhat
dnty, because they thought him too small a
man to have the naming of Shermau, but
they had to yield, because they couldn't
afford to offend the Pennsylvanians. It seems
reasonable to suppose that Quay's interest
in Hastings has not waned since the conven
tion, and that he would bens willing to have
him made Postmaster General under Harri
son as under Sherman.
News was received to-day that a delega
tion from Alabama would arrive here to
morrow to have a talk with General Harri
son upon the Southern question. Beside
all that has been poured into his ears by
delegations and individual visitors and by
letters, General Harrison has a big scrap
book filled with clippings of editorials upon
the Southern question published since the
election in newspapers all over the country,
but especially in Southern newspapers. He
has been very particular about the 'scrajp
book, and depends largely upon it, it is
said, for information as to the real situation
and state of leeling at the South.
Calmly Died In Nineteen minutes.
Montgomery, Ala., January 25. At
Eutaw a negro named James Seames was
hanged to-day for the murder of Deputy
Sheriff Autrey, of Tuscaloosa, about six
months ago. He was calm, and died in 19
The New York Papers Demand That
It bo Slado In Court, but Would
Allow One Sworn to In
SPECIAL TELEGEAH TO TUB DISPATCH.l
New York, January 25. The case of
Colonel William W. Dudley against the
New York Times, World and Commercial
Advertiser for libel for publishing the
notorious "blocks-of-five" letter, attracted a
crowd to the Supreme Court, Chambers, Judge
Patterson presiding, this morning. Colonel
George Bliss, counsel for Colonel Dudley,
came into court at an early hour prepared
to make a motion that the order granting an
extension of time to defendants to answer
the complaint be limited. De Lancey
Nicoll, counsel for the World, asked Colone'l
Bliss if he was going to divide his argu
ments in "groups of five," and the Colonel
said that all would be given in "one grand
block." B. P. Einstein represented the
Times and E. O. Brewster the Commercial
After moving that the time for the
answer of the defendants be limited, Colonel
Bliss said that the attorney for the Com
mercial Advertiser had obtained from him
an extension, so as to make inquiries in
Indiana, and that he had granted it. A
further extension was obtained from the
Court. Judge Patterson said that as Mr.
Bliss had granted the attorney for the Com
mercial Advertiser time, the 'motion, as far
as it related to that journal, was denied
with costs B. F. Einstein answered for the
Times. He said that Dudley's complaint
was a subterfuge, and was not sincere. He
declared that Colonel Dudley knew, as
everybody did, that he wrote the letter
printed by the Times. He was afraid to
come here, and wanted the defendants to
answer the complaint without obeving an
orderof the court granting them an examina
tion of him before trial.
Mr. Einstein said that if Colonel Dudley
could not come here he was willing to ex
amine him anywhere. "But," added Mr.
Einstein, "when- he brought an action in
this court he placed himself under the
jurisdiction of the court, and he must ap
pear in person." DeLancey Nicoll agreed
with Mr. Einstein, and said that the Su
preme Court had decided that the defendants
should have an examination before trial,
and the Judge had no right to overrule the
order, as no motion had been made with
such a result in view. Judge Patterson
took the papers'and affidavits, and promised
an early decision.
BUNKO NOT EOBBERT.
A Fine Point Raised In tho Trial of Aldrlch,
the Pittsburg; Sharper.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCRI
Detboit, January 25. Lawyer Mere
dith, of Hamilton, attorney for Frank A.
Aldrich, the Pittsburg bunko steerer,
raised a new point in the trial before Magis
trate Bartlet, at Windsor, Ont., this after
noon. Aldrich, who bunkoed Thomas
Lemon, of Allegheny, Pa., out of
10,000, was accused of robbery, an extra
ditable offense, and Meredith urged that
bunko was not robbery, nor was it extra
ditable. He offered to furnish authorities
on the subject, and as the magis
trate was uncertain, the case
was continued until Tuesday. If
Magistrate Bartlet holds that bunko is rob
bery, it will establish a new precedent that
will make Canada an unsafe place for bunko
The bunko operations of Aldrich, who has
many aliases, make an interesting story.
He was said to be concerned in robbing H.
J. Murdoch, of Pittsburg, of 510,000.
Aldrich also bunkoed S. M. Backet,
an old farmer living near Charleston,
Pa., out of $2,000; another old man
who lives near Batavia, N. Y., out of 55,000
in the gold buck game; a man named Mar
shall, in Indiana, out of a good' sum in
August by the same game. He fleeced an
old man of Cleveland out of $2,000. He
swindled Warner, engaged in the real estate
business in Kansas City, out of 50,500.
Still another man robbed by Aldrich was
Lindsay, or KcKinzey, oi Galesburg, 111.,
who lost $2,500.
Aldrich has prominent and influential
friends, and has always been able to settle
his difficulties. His uncle is the Mayor of
Stafford, Kan., and Aldrich was never be
fore suspected of being a crook.
A DISC0UKAGING 0UTL00E.
No Prospect of an End to the West Virginia
(SPECIAL TELEGBAH TO IDE DISPATCH.!
Charleston, W. Va January 25. J.
T. Janney, Union Labor, received four
votes for United Senator to-day, Corcoran,
Democratic member from Ohio county,
voting for him. It is said that Delegate
Harr, of Marion county, has expressed an
intention to vote for the Union Labor candi
date throughout the session, and should he
do so, it will result in a tie in the joint as
sembly, if the Bepublicans hold their own,
as he has heretofore been classed with the
The Democrats will endeavor to make a
caucus nomination on Monday night, but it
is quite likely that they will be unsuccess
ful, as the attempt has already been made
several times. To-day General Goff re
ceived 40 votes; Kenna, 25; Governor Wil
son, 9, and W. L. Wilson, 2, the remain
der scattering and complimentary. Nothing
has been done by the Legislature so far,
except political filibustering, which will
likely continue throughout the session.
Kenna's friends are still hopeful, but the
'odds seem to be against him.
EARTHQUAKE IN C0L0KAD0.
Very Peculiar Features Attending
Some Bather Severe Shocks.
Denvek, January 25. Information has
just been received from Bouett, Col., that
that portion of the State has been treated to
a genuine earthquake. The shocks com
menced on the afternoon of the 15th inst.,
and at 4 o'clock there were violent ones,
which rocked small buildings, detached
large masses of rocks from the mountains
and greatly frightened people and animals,
The cattle "were especially terrorized and ran
frantically bacK and forth. Thunder pre
ceded the shocks, but there was no rain.
A peculiar phenomenon was observed at
Hot Springs, below the Government bridge.
The shock was productive of great gushes of
water and gas. Three times as much water
and gas was thrown out, and accompanying
it was a most sulphurous stench that made
the people sick and caused the birds to
drop to the ground. When the convulsions
ceased, the water receded and there was a
sound like the rushing of a great river. The
course of the shock was from the south
ONE VACANT CHAIE.
Alleged Senatorial Briber Fired Bat
No One Else Was Seated.
Indianapolis, January 25. The debate
on the contested election case closed at 3
o'clock this afternoon. The majority report
unseating Carpenter was then adopted by a
party vote. The Bepublicans raised a
point of order and the point was sustained
by the chair. His decision was appealed
from and by a party vote was not sustained.
Carpenterwas then unseated by a party
Upon the resolution to scat Bay, the'eon
testant, Howard (Dem.) moved an indefi
nite postponement, and his motion pre
vailed. The action leaves the Senatorial
district composed of Shelby and Decatur
counties unrepresented In the Senate, and
the Governor will order a special election.
QIIIPinF inFranceis thetllleof apeeul
OUiUlUL iar paper prepared by a Paris
physician for The Dispatch to be issued lo-
ffy; FOE TOO MUCH,
Constitutional Objections to Alle
gheny's Municipal Measure
DECLARED TO BE WELL FOUNDED
By the Attorney General and Other Good
IT CEEATIS TOO MAN! CLASSES
And Brings Third-Class Legislation Into a Second-
The Attorney General has declared that
the bill making Allegheny a city of the
second-class is unconstitutional. By it the
Mayor and Councils usurp the powers of
the Legislature. It also creates sub-divisions
of cities of one class, which has been
declared unconstitutional by the Supreme
Court. A number of other fatal defects are
also pointed ont.
PEOlt A STA1T COBBISPONDENT.I
Haekisbubg, January 25. The objec
tions to the act to translate Allegheny from
the third to the second class of cities, loosely
stated last night, were put in more definite
form this morning. They are in the main
Constitutional in character and are given
additional weight by the knowledge that in
the opinion of the Attorney General they
are well founded.
The objections begin with the first section
of the bill, which provides "that every city
in this Commonwealth shall have all the
powers necessary for its government except
as limited by law and not conflicting with
the Constitution and laws of this State nor
the United States. The intention is hereby
to invest the local legislature, namely, the
City Councils, and the Mayor with legisla
tive powers for all purposes of municipal
government which the General Assembly
lor such purpose could lawfully grant."
A EELEGATION OP AUTHORITY.
It is held by the objectors that this section
confers on the cities of the Commonwealth
powers the Constitution does not design to
give them, and as all cities are affected by
the section, it was carefully perused this
morning before the opening of the House.
The bill to divide cities into three classes
was on the calendar ahead of it, and when it
was called up, Mr. Bliss, of Delaware, and
Mr. Kauffman, of Lancaster, immediately
moved that both bills be recommitted. Mr.
Brooks, of Philadelphia, in support of the
motion, said that the 'bill simply entitled
"an act relating to cities," should really be
entitled, "an act to delegate the authority
of the Legislature to cities of the Common
wealth." The bills were recommitted without de
bate. The objections to the first section are
"The section delegates powers the Legis
lature has no right to confer. While
the Legislature may make specific grants of
power, it cannot delegate its entire power to
cities, thereby relieving them of the necessi
ty of obtaining special crants and makinjr
them entirely independent of any law-making
power other than their own for their
The fourth clause of section 2 reads as
All local or general laws relating to a city
whose class may be changed by reason of any
law of this Commonwealth shall be and remain
in full force and virtue, unless repealed ex
pressly or by necessary implication by the laws
relating to tho changed class.
Section 3 provides that In any city whose
classification is changed each municipal officer
shall have the powers and perform the duties
imposed theretofore, not inconsistent with the
laws relating to the clas3 into which such city
The intent of these passages, it is held, is
to permit Allegheny to come into the second
class clothed with powers obtained while in
the third class, thereby bringing into the
secoud class third-class legislation, whereas
the intent of existing laws is that a city
going from one class to another shall strip
itself of all special or general legislation in
tended for the class it leaves, and clothe itself
with the legal raiment of the class it enters.
The effect of the bill would be to subdivide
the cities of the second class, and the Su
preme court would have the same objection
to this that it has to the indefinite multipli
cation SI classes.
Section six provides that a city of the
third class changed by an act into a city of
the Second class shall, if it contain less
than 22 wards, elect two members of Select
Council in each ward, and the ratio of rep
resentation in Common Council shall be as
provided for by the laws of such city. The
objection to thu is that it establishes a dif
ference in the manner of the election of
Councils in cities of the same class, and
emphasizes the intent of the bill to estab
lish sub-divisions of cities of the same class.
Section seven provides that when any city
of the third class shall, by virtue of any
law.be changed to a ctty of the second class,
the Councils in office at the time shall, as
soon as possible, elect assessors of taxes,
collectors of delinquent taxes and the heads
of departments as provided by laws relating
to cities of the second class. The objection
to this is that it deprives the newly-elected
Conncilmen, who have the right, under the
laws governing cities of the second class, of
the selection of the executive and adminis
trative officers of the city. In other words,
Conncilmen elected and controlled by laws
governing cities of the third class would,
elect officers to govern a city of the second"
ALL AT SEA AGAIN.
A Jndlclnl Opinion Which Says tho Supreme
Court Decision DIda't Decide.
rSPECIAL TXLEGBAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Habbisbubg, January 25. Unconstitu
tional legislation has put municipal officers
here in a muddle, as it has in other cities.
A short time ago, Mayor Fritchey issued a
proclamation for the election of Council
men under the act of 1868, supposing that
the Wallace act of 1874 and the municipal
law of 1887 had been wiped out by decisions
of the Supreme Court.
To-day he changed his proclamation in
accordance with a decision of Judge Mc
Pherson, of Lebanon county, in which
Judge Simonton concurred, holding that
the act of 1874 is still in force, and that the
recent declaration of the Supreme Court,
which. has popularly been interpreted as de
claring the entire act of 1874 unconstitution
al, referred only to the 57th section of that
act, thus leaving all the other sections in
CRAZED BI A REVIVAL.
A Married Woman Becomes Insane and Era
braces tho Pastor.
rSPECtALTELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Akbon, January 25. The sixth week of
a series of revival meetings at the United
Brethren Church was concluded last night.
In the midst of the meeting Mrs. John
Miller, wife of a well-known citizen and
mother of a number of children, arose, and
running into the aislef threw her arms
about the preacher, Bev. D. W. Sprinkle.
The affair caused a great sensation, which
the pastor quieted by starting a hymn.
Mrs. Miller was removed to her home,
and developed signs of dementia. She is
prostrated, and for the present is kept under
the influence of sedatives.