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PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 1889.
ITVE CENTS '
He Confidently Counts on 60,-
000 Majority inthe Paris
CLOSE OF A RED-HOT FIGHT.
One of the Most Interesting Ever
Waged With Ballots.
SEVERAL TITiL ISSUES AT STAKE.
A Day That May Settlo the Fate of Repub
licanism In France for a While Both
Sides BelieTe Victory Will Perch on
Their Banners A Large Amount of
Money Expended Other American
Methods Resorted To Belting Men Still
FaTor the Doughty General some Ken
sons for the Prediction That Boulanger
Will J.ot Win Views nndExpcctutlonsof
About 10 o'clock this evening General
Boulanger will know whether he is the idol
of the Parisians he thinks he is, or whether
his dreams of a dictatorship are but visions
that will never materialize. He counts
confidently on 60,000 majority at the elec
xions to-day, while the opposition is quite as
confident that lie will be floundering
around in the bouillon. The betting is in
his lavor, and he is promising everything
to everybody for votes. An enormous sum
of money is being put into the red-hot can
vass. fBY CABLE TO THE DISrATCU. J
The wise class,
most of them
who decided a
few months ago
was dead and
in these col
umns, are re-
The ManPan ttFightingOverraa.rk3hy busy
just now, revising their opinions. They
need to, for the General and adventurer is
the picturesque center of the most interest
ing fight that the world has seen since men
first acquired the habit of speaking their
minds by sticking ballots into boxes.
The details of this fight, which has been
getting hotter and hotter every day for
weeks, might fill with wonder, awe and
envy every well regulated politician of the
universe. Hundreds of billstickers have
followed each other about the walls of Paris,
half of them working for the candidature of
Boulanger and half of them for Jacques, the
representative of the actual government.
A Campaign of Billsticking.
The bills of one candidate have been
plastered on top of those of the other until
some of the favorite wails are covered half a
foot deep with them. Yesterday the bill
stickers went 24 times around the basement
of the stock exchange, plastering good
naturedly, first Bonlanger's and then
Jacques posters, which successively eclipsed
More speeches have probably been made
and more meetings held than in any other
parliamentary election in the history of
France or anywhere else. If the winning
candidate were to sit in the Chamber of
Deputies 1,000 years and draw his salary all
that time, the amount wouldn't equal that
which has been spent in this short fight.
The issue, it must be confessed, is sufficiently
important to authorize the lavish pouring
out of money on both sides. A few simple
minded folk continue to believe that
Boulanger means something else than
dictatorship, but the sensible ones, includ
ing the leading Boulangerists themselves
know that the battle is nothing less than
one between the republic and the actual
state of affairs on one side and on the other
a league of all parties hostile to republican
ism, led by Boulanger.
What Bonlanger's Success Means.
Even the Socialists, adverse as they are to
the restricted form of liberty which they
enjoy under the actual conditions, under
stand that Boulanger's success means the
loss of all that they have fought for, and
they are against him almost to a man.
It is made to appear that Louise Michel,
whose influence, no doubt, is considerable
among the Socialists, takes the Boulangerist
side. She is represented as having stated
so in an interview with a certain Duchess,
who, of course, is none other than the
Duchess D'Uzes, but in the first place I
don't believe that Madame Michel really
supports Boulanger, and secondly, had her
feeling of gratitude to the Duchess D'Uzes
inclined her to do so, it is doubtful whether,
on those grounds, she could have induced,
&s she is reported to have said, 40,000 or
even 400 Socialists to vote with her.
Promises that have been made on both
sides, and particularly on the side of Bou
langer, are almost without limit. DeDuta
tions by the dozen wait upon the adventurer,
are received by him, and come out happy.
He has promised them what they asked, no
matter what it may be.
Oneoftho General's Advantages.
,The Panama shareholders, with childish
eimplicity, paste up a sign saying the Gen
eral voted for them, let us all vote tor him,
and DeLesseps leads them in his cry, simply
because Boulanger can safely make promises
that the Government cannot. A deputation
of coachmen calls, enters the General's
cabinet, and comes out with faces more
beaming and rosy than ever. The General
assured them that 30 sous is much too little
for a course in a huge town like Paris; that
two francs an hour for a rickety cab means
slave-driving; that if he has one ambition
it is to see coachmen fatter and redder and
generally happier than they are. To a body
of workmen he has promised to do away
with the employment agencies, and to par
don all the enthusiasts guilty of blowing up
those agencies with dynamite. Asa bait to
the Communists and others, he declares that
every political criminal should be amnes
tied, and every man who has not violated
the common law et at liberty to help cele-
brate the anniversary of France's liberty, in
honor of which an exhibition is being
Silly Charges on Both Sides.
As to the accusations indulged in by both
sides in this quarrel, it is hopeless to try to
keep track ot them. The Boulangists say
that the Government is sending out ot Paris
every regiment suspected of being sympa
thetic with the military adventurer's cause;
that cannon and cavalry will be held in
readiness at all accessible points outside
Paris, ready to kill; that troops of the Paris
garrison are to be kept in the barracks,with
the same idea in view, and even which
sounds comical that the horses of the Re
publican Guard are to be shod with India
rubber, in order that they may not slip upon
the wooden pavement of the Boulevards
when engaged in the tyrannical task of
charging on the toes of the mob.
Bach side accuses the other of having laid
in thousands of workiugmen's blouses,
which they will put on the backs of sham
workincmen, hired at 10 francs apiece, to get
up workingmen's demonstrations for th
side supposed to have hired them. The
Boulangists avow that they are going to be
quiet, because they know the Government
wants a little blood shed, as a pretext for
shedding any amount more. The Govern
ment people say that they will be calm, and
that they feel sure the Boulangists will make
Many People Frightened Away.
All this talk of blood and cannon and
cavalry has frightened some people a great
deal. English parents are taking their
children away from the schools in Paris;
travelers are deferring the departure in that
direction until after the election, and
Frenchmen who happen to have country
homes are more interested in getting their
families and themselves away safely than in
voting for any particular side. There may
be a fuss of a slight nature, particularly if
its a fine day, for a Parisian s tendency to
revolutionize is always minimized by rain
or a cold wind; but the probability is that
nothing very serious will happen. Things
that are foreseen hardly ever come about,
more especially in Paris.
The betting goes on enthusiastically, and
Boulanger is still the favorite. One gentle
man, who has risked 10,000 francs on him,
is so confident that he has already written
to say what charities he intends shall re
ceive the money when he gets it.
Some Samples of French Wit.
The best thing that has ever been said
since Boulanger came into sight as a great
man was Floquet's mot in the Chamber
of Deputies, a long time ago. People had
been comparing Boulanger to the great Na
poleon, and predicting for him a Napoleonic
destiny, when one day Floquet made that
comparison unfashionable among the Bou
langists by rising very quietly and asking
the General had it ever occurred to him
that at the General's ace Napoleon was
dead. Monsieur De Lamarzelle borrowed
the idea, and Wednesday asked Floquet if
it ever occurred to him that at his age
Kobespierre was already guillotined an
attempt at wit which did not attract any
particular admiration, but which illustrates
the hatred Floquet has brought down upon
himself by the unexpected amount of solid
backbone of which he is proving himself the
As reeards the result of the election. I
have not seen any reason for chang'ng the
opinion I expressed three weeks ago, name
ly, that Boulanger cannot win. The betting
and the weight of public opinion, which
have been in his favor, have been influenced
more, I think, by the fact that his support
ers include the noisy and dissatisfied classes,
than any sound study of the probabilities.
It is very likely that to-morrow's election
will not be decisive, but that the following
one may be expected to elect Jacques and to
show that the Parisians, light and change
able as they are, are not quite so weak as
Che Boulangerists would have them.
An Enrly Announcement Expected-
The result of the polling will probably be
announced very promptly, perhaps not later
than 10 o'clock to-morrow night. There are
373 polling districts, of which 107 are in 74
communes ot .fans. In the suburbs the
voting takes place between 8 in the morning
and 6 in the evening, and as soon as the re
sults in the various sections are announced
they will be sent to the Pavil ion de Flora, in
the Tuileries, whence they will be commu
nicated to the Government and press.
The following opinions of men who should
know something of French politics are of
interest: Floquet declares himself uncer
tain, and thinks there will be a second bal
lotage; Clemenceau believes Jacques, the
Kepublican candidate, is sure to win, but
that it is likely it will take two tries; Lock
roy thinks Jacques will come in ahead
without any trouble; Micheliu declares
there is no doubt of Boulanger's triumph;
Boulanger himself pushes confidence to the
extreme; 60.000 majority is what he thinks
the Frenchmen are going to give him. Many
of the politicians supplement their opinions
by a hedging clause to the effect that there
may be a great surprise. If any great sur
prise should come you may be sure that it
will be a surprise to the Boulangerists in the
shape of a sweeping majority for the Repub
Boulanger lias the Women's Sympathy.
If the women in France could vote, how
ever, things would be quite different. The
popularity of the blue-eyed General and his
pointed beard among the French women is
amusing, and to this is due a comic revela
tion which contributes to the humors of the
fight. It appears that a sister of Jacques,
who is now fighting Boulanger, has a talent
for music, and a short time ago, feeling her
heart stirred up by the General's appearance
she wrote and set to music an ode about the
General, which she dedicated to him, and
called him "The Star of France." Since the
identity of the author has been made public
it is impossible to obtain a copy of this ode,
and it can easily be imagined that Jacques
and his party are not made happy by the
chaff which itoccasioned.
Those who believe in Boulanger's success
predict an immediate overthrow for the
French Government and all sorts of dire re
sults: but, apart from the fact that Bou
langer is not going to be elected, the friends
of France need not worry particularly
about that. Boulanger lacks the tools
with which to work a conp d'etat, and
would simply see himself with a good deal
of prestige added to his reputation; but not
so much nearer to power. What is proba
ble, however, is that Floquet, who is a very
tired man, will seize the occasion to resign
in the flush of victory after Boulanger is
beaten, and that a Cabinet, with Freycinet
at its head, will be constructed on the lines
best adapted to do away with the Boulangist
No other Government could allow such a
state of affairs to exist, and the recent de
claration of Floquet, to the effect that those
in power did not need consideration, as they
have means to make themselves respected
when it is necessary, would indicate that he
and his colleagues were losing patience.
A Mysterions Gas Well.
rtPECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
East Palestine, January 26. The gas
well that is being drilled three miles west of
here by Pittsburg capitalists, has been sur
rounded by a strong board fence and the
success or failure of the enterprise is kept
from the people, but by an extra effort it is
learned that they are now in the proper
sand, and the well will be torpedoed about
next Wednesday. They have a good show
British Steel Rail Manufacturers Deny
That They Proposo Forming a Com
bination Merely a Self-Protection
Sort of Scheme,
BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, January 26. Copyright.
There seems to have been some misunder
standing here and in the United States re
specting the proposed combination in the
British steel rail trade. It is not intended
to form a regular trust, but simply to revive
the old association of manufacturers formed
in 1885. The operations of that association
lasted not longer than two years, after
tthich the members gradually dropped out,
and the thing died a natural death.
It has always been a matter for specula
tion here why an arrangement which cer
tainly did considerable good for the British
manufacturers should have been allowed to
lapse in such an ignominious fashion. The
failure was probably due to the absence of
one or two strong men, with the necessary
time to devote to the business of keeping
the members together. That is understood
pe the opinion of Sir Henry Tyler, who.
jue ueing uie -i resiueui oi me vxrana
nk Railway of Canada, is the Chairman
e famous ithymnev Iron Company in
Mr. Tyler saw a number of persons inter
ested in steel rail-making during his visit
to the States last tall, and heard enough to
persuade himself of the need for reviving
the old association. About the same time
much talk on the same subject was going
on here, and when Mr. Tyler returned he
fouud the matters so far advanced that the
.Bnyniney Company soon received over
tures from the Honorable Secretary of the
proposed association. Mr. Tyler pressed
lor and obtained the details of the scheme,
which were fully discussed by the Rhymney
Company, with the result that the corre
spondence between Mr. Tyler and the Sec
retary was sent to all the firms interested in
the matter, together with a circular, in
which the Rhymney directors urged all
manufacturers to join in this movement,
which promised to operate to the common
Negotiations are still going on, and it is
hoped that within a week or two a con
ference will be held to decide definitely.
Some experts are inclined to doubt the
possibility of reconciling interests held to be
more or less conflicting, but Sir Henry
Tyler and his directors see no serious diffi
culties in the way. In the half yearly re
port to be presented to the shareholders of
the Rhymney Company next eek, the de
Judging from past experience It would seem
to be impossible, under the existing competi
tion, to obtain a reasonable price for or profit
upon steel rails until some mode of combina
tion has been adopted by the trade. Negotia
tions are still pending with a view to some
reasonable arrangement being como to among
the 16 firms who make steel rails, by means of
which an tne parties may ODtain a iair return,
nut no more tn:
lan a fair return for the capital
UTILE nOPE FOE KENNA.
Poor Prospect of the West Virginia Senator
rSr-ECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB DtSPATCH.l
Cn ABLESTON, W. VA , January 26.
Kenna stock seems to have depreci
ated in value to-day. His friends claim
that three Democratic members have been
approached with offers of boodle to work
against him, which is generally accepted as
being a virtual acknowledgement that they
fear the result. Chairman Goshorn, of the
Union Labor party, is making a desperate
effort to hold his members in line, and
claims that he will succeed with one, at
least. This is-sufficient to break the Demo
cratic majority on joint ballot, and as a
Democratic member declares that he will
not support Kenna under any circum
stances, it can be seen that a caucus nomi
nation will not be equivalent to an election,
and it seems doubtful if such a nomination
will be made.
Ex-Senator Camden has stated that he
will be a candidate in case Kenna fails,
and it has been suggested that his influence
is being brought to bear upon the members
who are making trouble for Kenna, at
least one of them being an avowed Camden
man. To-day's ballot in a vote of 77 gave
Goff. 30; Kenna, 15; Governor "Wilson, 9;
W. L. "Wilson, 5; G. W. Stevens, Union
Labor, 3. Balance scattering.
UNTEEEIFIED LIQU0E MEN.
As Many License Applications nt Erie us
There Were Last Year.
rEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.l
Ebie, January 26. At the close of the
hour for filing applications for liquor li
censes to-night there were 245 applications.
This is within 1 of the number of applica
tions filed last year, and of which 227 were
granted in the city and county. It had been
predicted that the high licenses paid last
year had not made the business profitable,
and that there would be fewer applications
made this year than there were last.
This was not the case, however, for where
some found the business insufficient to pay
expenses there were a corresponding num
ber who could see money in the traffic. The
prohibition element here will not make a
united fight this year in the city as they did
last year, as they still feel the sting of last
The Prohibitionists are very much agi
tated over the report which comes from the
liquor men themselves that they have
assessed the liquor trade of Erie 550,000 for
the campaign in opposition to the prohibi
tion amendment. Public sentiment is very
strong here against prohibition, but is in
favor of a strong restriction. The liquor li
cense laws were never so religiously lived
up to in Erie as they have been under high
ME BLASTING P0WDEE TE0UBLE.
General Manager Storrs is Not Quito so
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIBrATCH.l
Scranton, 'January 26. District As
sembly No. 6, K. of L., will meet in Scran
ton on Monday to consider the action of the
anthracite coal companies in declining
to make a reduction at present in the price
of the blasting powder that they furnish to
their miners. An address will be issued, in
which it will bo show n that General Coal
Agent Storrs, of the Delaware, Lackawanna
and Western Company, is a stockholder in
the mill from which the company secures its
supply of powder.
Mr. Storrs. who has been active in trying
to maintain the present price ot powder, has
been compelled by Samuel Sloan, of New
York, President of the Lackawanna Com
pany, to treat the miners with more consid
eration than he has formerly shown to them.
To-day he sent a letter to the miners' com
mittee informing them that it would give
him pleasure to meet the miners at their
own convenience on any occasion, to consid
er the powder question or any other matters
relating to their work.
ZACH TAIL0E IS GUILTY.
So Decides the Jury in the McCansIand
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCn.
Waynesbueg, January 26. The jury in
the Zach Taylor case went out at 7 r. m. and
came in at 9:10 P. if. with a verdict of
murder in the first decree, for the killing of
Drover McCansIand. Great interest was
taken, and there is considerable excitement
here over the Tesult. The attendance at
court to-day was very large.
SHOWERS OF EOSES
And Other Flowers Will Descend
Upon the Presidental Party
AT THE GAY INAUGURAL BALL.
The Florists' and Decorators' Arts
Taxed to the Utmost.
DOUSE HUNTING IN WASHINGTON CITY.
Allison Goes to Confer With Harrison About a Cabinet
The decorations at the inaugural ball are
to be especially beautiful and rich. A
principal feature will be the profusion of
flowers. Eminent politicians who desire to
live in "Washington are having considerable
trouble in finding suitable residences. Sen
ator Allison has gone to see General Harri
son in regard to the Treasury portfolio, but
whether or not he will accept the appoint
ment is uncertain. "West Virginia Repub
licans are confident that their star is in the
ascendancy in that State.
JSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCIT.3
Washington, January 26. The In
augural Committee has finished the plans
for the decoration of the grand hall of the
Pension Office on the occasion of the in
augural ball. The surface fronts of the
galleries will be festooned with American
flags and in the spaces between them will
be placed alternately silver plated armor
mounted in plush, and coats of arms of all
the States and nations. The latter will be
five feet high and painted in oil. The
former will be mounted on a backing five
feet high, covered with silk plush. Carved
eagles, trimmed with flags, will surmount
the coats of arms. The face of the galleries
will be further decorated with garlands of
laurel, and the columns supporting the gal
leries will be decorated in the same way.
Laurel will be used entensively. A feature
will be the panels of choice flowers sus
pended from the front of the galleries repre
senting the executive departments of the
Government. These panels will be ten feet
long and five feet wide.
From the dome in the center of the ceil
ing will be suspended an immense ship oi
state. She will be a three-master and 30
feet long. In the center of the ballroom will
be erected a Japanese pagoda, the lower
part of which will be a grotto and the next
two stories will be occupied by the bands.
The pagoda will be an ornamental feature
and will be the central point 'of the decor
ations. Immense portraits in oil ot the
President and Vice President will form con
spicuous features, while in .the reception
room will be a large tete-a-tete chair made
of choice flowers with "Harrison and Mor
ton" worked in flowers in the back of the
A novel idea has been conceived by the
florist in the construction of a large'floral
ball, which will be suspended near the en
trance when the Presidental party comes in.
The ball will open by pulling a string, and
a shower of cut flowers will descend upon
BUTT IS SANGUINE
That the Republicans Will Secure Control of
West Virginia Politics.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
Washington, January 26. James D.
Butt, a prominent Republican of West Vir
ginia, is in the city, and is very sanguine in
regard to the situation in his State as affect
ing bis party. Touching the condition of
things political, he says:
I believe that Goff will be elected to the Sen
ate. Our situation is a peculiar one. Mr. Carr,
President of the Senate, and the two labor men
in the House bold the balance of power. If, as
present inuicauons snow, tney turn in ana vote
lor Goff, Carr will become Governor of the
State and can control its parronago in the In
terest of the Labor party and labor organiz
ations. He will have the appointment of the
Secretary of State, Mine Inspectors and other
officials. Under our law the Legislature is high
court in elections. I predict that the deadlock
will continue in the matter of the Governorship
contest until after the 1st of March, when Gov
ernor Wilson's term expires. Then there will
be no Governor, an interregnum. The Legis
lature, the contest not being settled, will have
to elect one. The Democrats cannot throw
over Fleming to make a deal with Carr, and he
will act with the Republicans from inclination
and policy. It is a pretty snarl as it stands, but
I believe the Republicans will win the Senator.
Eight Democratic members of the Legislature
will never vote for Kenna.
In regard to the situation in the Fourth
Congressional district of West Virginia,
Representative Hogg, who now represents
the district, but was defeated for renomina
tion by Hon. J. M. Jackson, says:
When Mr. Jackson was nominated I made a
speech urging my friends to support him, and
helped him all I could on the stump. He was
defeated by 13 votes. His successful opponent,
Charles B. Smith, was fairly elected, and I
have no doubt the Governor will issue his cer
tificate in due season. Mr. Smith is an intelli
gent, upright man, who will serve his district
faithfully. If 1 had been nominated I believe
I should have been elected, and would have
pulled the Governor through with me. I am
not a candidate for any office. I shall return
home and devote my time to my legal pro
fession. IS IT SECEETABY ALLISON?
The Senator Will Talk to Harrison About
the Trensnry Portfolio.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, January 26. The state
ments made yesterday that Senator Allison
is being urged by the President-elect to ac
cept the Secretaryship of the Treasury re
ceived practically confirmation to-day in
the departure of the Iowa man this morning
for Indianapolis. He left tne citv in the
quiet, unannounced way in which he does
everything, and at his residence the in
formation that he has gone is still denied.
It is known, however, that the Senator was
a passenger on the limited train west this
nioAiing, and that he had purchased a
ticket for Indianapolis.
It does not follow that because Senator
Allison has gone to see the President-elect
he will accept a place in the Cabinet, but it
is well known that he received several invi
tations to take the Treasury portfolio and
that each time he has refused. It is also
known that he wants his friend Clarkson to
have a place, but that General Harrison has
determined that Iowa must give him Alli
son or nobody. The Senator much prefers
to remain in the Senate, and his collegnes
and intimate friends are urging him not to
throw himself away by going into the Cabi
net The pressure from Indianapolis finally
became so strong that he has gone there to
talk the matter over fully and freely with
General Harrison. He will still loyally
plead the cause of Clarksoibut may be in
duced to take the place himself.
Armies of Rats Ilold Possession of the
ISFECtAL TELEGRAM TOTHEDISFATCn.l
Washington. January 26. Not long
ago a man with dogs, ferrets and traps was
paid 200 to clear the rats from the base
ment of the Interior Department. Ap
parently he succeeded, for such a pile of
rodents as he carried away was never seen
in any public building; but less than a
month after his departure they were numer
ous as ever.
During business hours they seldom put in
an appearance, but as soon as the clock
strikes 4 they come out in batallions and
traverse all the passages and open rooms in
search of remnants of lunches. The watch
man says they are unbearably impudent,
but they are good scavengers and let no
HABEIS0N WILL LITE
At the White House, Notwithstanding Re
ports to the Contrary.
FECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISFATCn.
Washington, January 26. Mrs. James
G. Blaine is looking about the city for a
suitable house. She has inspected a num
ber of houses, both finished and unfinished,
anil it she can find what she wants, she will
again resume housekeeping in this city.
It is understood that in the event that the
Blaines do not rent a house here, they will
build one. As stated several daysago, Vice
President-elect Morton has secured the Bell
house on Scott circle.
There are several prominent men who
may be connected with the next administra
tion, or who intend to make their homes in
this city because their friends live here, who
are on the lookout for suitable houses to
lease or buy, and also for good building
There is more or less talk about General
Harrison following the example of Presi
dent Cleveland in the matter of having a
home outside of the White House. The
gossips some weeks aeo located him on the
farm of the late Mr. Hutchinson, near Sil
ver Springs, and, while it is admitted that
this would be a pleasant retreat for the new
President, yet the owners of the property
denied that there was any intention on their
part to sell, or that they had been ap
proached on the subject in the interest of
General Harrison. The flattening out of
this story, however, has not discouraged the
gossipers, and, according to the latest
story, General Harrison is going to buy th
residence at the head of Fourteenth street,
now occupied by Chief Justice Fuller. It
seems to be the opinion of those best in
formed that General Harrison has not as yet
formed any plans relative to his residence
in this city, except that he will occupy the
White House, as his predecessors have been
in the habit of doing.
MUEBEBED HIS M0THEB.
Young Latimer Arrested for the Horrible
Crlmo nt Jackson Crafty Plan '
of the Assassin to Hide
JAckson, Mich., January 26. A strong
web of circumstantial evidence has been
woven about R. Irving Latimer, the only
son of the Mrs. Latimer who was murdered
Thursday night, and this afternoon he was
arrested on a warrant issued by order of the
prosecuting attorney. Latimer left Jack
son Thursday afternoon, and on his arrival
atDetroit registered at theGriswold House.
He spent the evening in company with a
woman, and at 10 o clock he returned to the
hotel, where he changed his hat and went
out again. The theory offered by the police
is that he left Detroit at 10:45 and reached
Jackson as 1:15 a. m.
'. He then committed the murder, got on the
train at 5:15 or 6:35 and returned to Detroit,
He was seen going into his room about 9
o'clock Friday morning by the chamber
maid, who says his bed was not occupied
Thursday night. The case has created in
tense excitement here. Latimer's father
died about a year ago under very mysterious
circumstances. He had been in the best of
health and sat in bis room reading one even
ing when he was suddenly taken with nausea
and died before physicians could reach him.
The physicians atttibuted death to heart
disease. By his death his widow received
about $10,000 insurance, which would revert
"to tU'e son iu -case she died.
JUST EETUENED FB0M THE WAES
To Find nis Bride of 26 Tears Ago Had
Been Long Remarried.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DtSFATCH.l
Waterbtjet, January 26. The serenity
of a happy home on Prospect street, the
aristocratic portion of this city, has been
disturbed by the unexpected appearance of
the wife's first husband, whom she supposed
dead when she married the father of her
nresent iarire familv of sons and daughters.
The couple had been enjoying the bless
ings of conjugal life for over a quarter of a
century, never suspecting the existence of
husband No. 1, who,a monthafter marriage
in 1863, at Clifford, in Oswego county,
N. Y.t left the woman to join the Union
forces in the. War of the Rebellion. He
came to Waterbury last Wednesday expect
ing to find his bride of a quarter of a cen
tury ago, but was shocked to dis
cover her married and the mother
of several grown-up sons and daughters,
one of whom is married and a mother. She
fainted upon recognizing him, but after
coming to her senses refused to recognize the
recreant in any way. His protestations
were answered j the appearance of a con
stable summoned by husband No. 2, who
quickly induced him to decamp, instead of
encamping, as he had expected.
The lost and found are to be divorced
under the title of Annie E. Nash versus
William Nash. The parties are respectably
connected in Bridgeport and in New Haven,
where husband No. 1 is now residing tem
porarily. THEY MADE THE1E OWN MONEY.
Three Gentlemen With an Independent
Mint Taken In Custody.
Reading, January 26 Three men who
had engaged a room at the City Hotel were
arrested after they had retired early this
morning on suspicion of having within the
past few days passed a number of counter
feit dollars on tradesmen in this city. They
had in their possession nearly $20Q in good
coin of small denominations, but no coun
terfeit money was found upon them. They
were given a hearing this morning, when
they gave their names as James Clark,
Frank Allen and John Harrison. They
had registered at the hotel under the names
of Taylor, Adams and Wilson. The man
who gave his name as Clark is an Italian.
Several tradesmen testified that the ac
cused had visited their stores and purchased
articles of quite small value. In each in
stance they nad tendered a silver dollar in
payment and were given coin of small de
nomination in change. The dollars were
subsequently found to be bogus. A fourth
party had been seen in company with the
accused, and it is thought he has escaped
from the city with the stock of counterteit
dollars in his possession. The three men
were committed to jail for trial.
THE DETE0IT TE0UBLE.
Polanders Refuse to Obey the Bishop and
Appeal to Home.
Deteoit, January 26. Despairing of
bringing the rebellious Poles under the
leadership of Father Kolasinski back into
the fold by gentle methods, Bishop Foley
yesterdav issued a circular warning them
that further attendance upon the service of
the deposed priest meant excommunication.
In reply to this the Kolasinskians present
the following defi:
Bishop Foley At present we announce to
you in the name of 12,000 Polanders that
neither with you nor with your stubbornness
we wish to have anything to do. We are not
afraid of any excommunication, and at some
time ago we have sent our relations in our
cause to propaganda to Rome.
A Big Butcher Shop Burned.
Jebsey City, January 26. The main
building of the Central Stock Company's
hog abattoir, on the line of the Pennsyl
vania Railroad and on the west bank of the
Hackensack river, was destroyed by fire this
Gen. Harrison Prefers Senator Allison
for Secretary of State.
A WAY OUT OP HIS DILEMMA.
Allison for Premier, the Treasury for New
York, Nothing for Blaine.
THE CABINET MAY BE DECIDED T0-DAT
Delegation of Southerners Calls and Learns All
Senator Allison's sudden visit to Indian
apolis can mean nothing but business, and
business ofgreat importance,so the Hoosiers
say. Their interpretation of the object of
President-elect Harrison in summoning the
Senator just now is that he wishes to getout
of the Blaine and New York difficulty by
appointing Mr. Allison Secretary of State,
and thus having the Treasury portfolio for
a New Yorker, after all. Allison's confer
ence is expected to last the greater part of
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Indianapolis, January 26. The report
received here late this afternoon that Sena
tor Allison had left Washington for this
city startedup all over again the rattle and
bang of the Cabinet-making shops about the
hotel corridors. It is agreed that such a
visit at this time can mean nothing but
business, and very important busi
ness at that. The facts, as they
have been stated in The Dispatch
already, are that it was same time ago inti
mated to Senator Allison that General
Harrison desired him to be the next Secre
tary of the Treasury. Senator Allison let
it be understood that he should much prefer
to remain in the Senate. Recently the
tender oi the Treasury Department to Sena
tor Allison was made in a more formal man
ner, and he still declined, and set to work
to get Clarkson appointed instead.
Still more recently General Harrison has
seen what seemed to him a possibility of
settling the New York difficulty, and creat
ing in the metropolis a friendly sentiment
that would help his administration greatly
in case of a fight with Blaine, through the
appointment of Allison as Secretary of
State, anJ the giving of the Treasury De
partment to a New York man after all.
ALLISON THE HUB JUST N0T7.
Allison has thus become a sort of center
for the whole business of Cabinet making,
for upon his decision as to which department
he will take or whether he will take any at
all Beems to depend to a great extent the
complexion oi the whole Cabinet, and the
probability of an immediate settlement'of
the question as to what he will do involves
the probability that the completion of the
work of choosing a Cabinet is imminent.
With Allison to start with, the gathering
in of the other six men need be but the work
of a few hours. Senator Allison, if the re
ports from Washington are correct, is due in
Indianapolis to-morrow noon, and will un
doubtedly have his talk with the President
elect in the afternoon and return to Wash
ington by Monday night. It isn't unrea
sonable to suppose that by then the Cabinet
will have been completed.
A delegation from Decatur, Ala., which
arrived in Indianapolis last night and
claimed that its business was to look ur the.
Lsewerage question with a view of making
.uecatur secure. against anotner visitation ot
the yellow fever, in pursuance, doubtless,
of that object, tramped out North Delaware
street this morning, and spent an hour or so
with the President-elect.
AN AUTHOBITT ON SE-5VEBS.
The Mayor of Decatur and several lead
ing citizens were included in the delegation,
and when they came back they said that
thev had found General Harrison imbued
with brilliant and patriotic ideas upon the
subject of sewerage, and that they had been
much edified, by their conversation with him
upon that subject. To assist General Har
rison to arrive at s correct understanding of
the present aspect of the sewerage
question the delegation presented to him a
copy of a pamphlet setting forth the natural
resources and approaching prosperity of the
section of Alabama about Decatur. This
work had been elegantly bound especially
iur iuc ri esiucui-eieuii. ai. wua ituuunju&mcu
by a formal address felicitating General
Harrison upon his election.
A visitor who came and went away to-day.
and of whose purposes little can be learned,
was John P. Young, managing editor of the
San Francisco Chronicle, the organ of the
De Youngs. He had a short conference with
the President-elect, but insisted that it
hadn't anything to do with politics or the
From the same direction came Edward
P. Ferry, of Utah, a brother oi ex-Senator
Ferry, of Michigan. He talked to the
President-elect of the Mormon question
from a Gentile standpoint, and also showed
A CTJBIOTJS ILLUSTBATION
of the extent to which interest in the recent
election had extended, a telegram sent by a
man in Constantinople to a friend in Mar
ash, Tdrkey, conveying the information
that General Harrison had been elected.
The message was in the Turkish language,
of course, and upon a Turkish blank.
W. E. Emerson, the messenger who took
the electoral vote of Kansas to Washington,
arrived here on his way home this morning.
He had expected to be met here by a dele
gation from Kansas to wait upon the Presi-dent-elect,but
they had failed to arrive. After
waiting about the hotels lor them until late
in the day, he went alone and paid his re
spects to General Harrison. It is supposed
that the delegation will get here some time
It will probably interest Mrs. Harrison to
know that the babies are well, and that
General Harrison has gone to a stag party,
to-night. The party is a dinner given by
Dan Ramsdell, Vice-Chairman of the Re
publican State Committee, and an old
friend of the President-elect, to General
Harrison and about 15 other old residents
ot Indianapolis and personal friends of the
General's. Mr. Ramsdell served under
General Harrison in the army, and lost an
arm at Resaca. He 'would like to be mar
shal of the District of Columbia, but he
hears that General Dan Macauley is down
for that place.
TOO BUST TO LEAVE HOME.
All the newspapers except The Dis
patch had General Harrison booked this
morning for a trip to Riley McKeen's home,
at Terra Haute, for over 'Snnday and the
Cincinnati papers announced as a fact that
he would surelybein that city next Wednes
day, at the dedication ot the new Chamber
of Commerce building. As a matter of
fact, General Harrisonhas been at home all
day to-day, while there is scarcely a remote
possibility of his going to Cincinnati.
Matters are very rushing at the Har
rison house just now. The burden of look
ing after the correspondence is enormous,
and constantly increasing as the inaugura
tion draws nearer. Private Secretary Hal
ford can't get time enough for a visit to his
wife, and he has even had to de
cline, on account of the impossi
bility of leaving his work, an invita
tion to a dinner at a New York clnb,
where it was intended that he should be
one of the lions of the occasion. It is the
necessity of sacrifices like this, he says, that
breaks a private secretary's heart. He in
timates that when he gets to Washington he
is going to be "real devilish" for awhile,
and run up to New York quite often to get
acquainted with the boys.
SEND ONE TO SAMOA.
The Dynamite Gun a Deadly Success Sand
Filled Shells Throw Water and Mad
Skyward All Who Witnessed
the Test are Pleased.
rSPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoek, January 26. The final
Government tests of the pneumatic dyna
mite gun, constructed for the new cruiser
Vesuvius, were conducted under the super
vision of Major Zalinski and the Naval
Board at Fort Lafayette to-day. The long
gun, with its 15-inch bore, was placed at the
southeast end of the island, and four buoys
floating a mile away inclosed the target,
which was a rectangular expanse of water
about half the size of the deck of a man-of-war.
The first shot fired consisted of
a shell filled with 175 pounds of sand.
It struck in the center of the
target, 497 yards beyond the right-hand
buoy, and was thereafter used as the bull's
eye at which all subsequent shots were
aimed. The gun was trained at
an elevation of about 18. Eight
tubular projectiles 15 inches in diame
ter, each loaded with 175 pounds of
dynamite and nitro-gelatine.were fired. One
of the shots sent a column or black mud and
water 100 feet into the air. The average ve
locity was 12 seconds, and the average
pressure 1,000 pounds to the inch.
The Government required 50 per cent of
excellence in the grouping of the shots, and
the greater number of the officers were of
the opinion that this had been accomplished.
In the afternoon some shots with sand
filled projectiles were made at long range.
One which was intended to drop at the
mouth of the gun was stuck half way out of
it. A sailor had to climb out on the gun
and tie a rope to the projectile. A buoy
was fastened to the other end and thrown
into the water. The projectile was
then blown out a few feet away. A
shell, filled with 500 pounds of sand, and
carrying a long steel rudder was fired a
mile. It turned a number of times in the
air. Major Zalinski said the shell must
have been weak, and must have bulged.
He had intended to fire a similar
shell filled with dynamite, but abandoned
it after the experiment. Five hundred
pound dynamite missiles have been fired
successfully from the gun on previous occa
sions, however. All the visitors declared
the gun a great success.
THE NEXT STEEL GUN TEST.
It Will be That of the Thnrlovr Weapon,
About the Middle of February.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l
Annapolis, January 26. Representa
tives of the South Boston Iron Works are
engaged at the naval proving ground, oppo
site Annapolis, in placing in position a
pneumatic gun carriage, on which to test
the regulation eight-inch steel gun. The
carriage is t be worked with compressed
air, and it is claimed that by this method
a great saving would take place as
against the ordinary gun carriages
now in use, as one person can manipulate
the improved pattern, whereas four or five
persons would be required for the old style
carriage. Should the experiment prove
satisfactory, it is said the Government will
very likely adopt the new stvle carriage.
It costs about $10,000 to erect it.
The testing of the Thurlow, Pa., steel
gun, at the naval proving grounds, will
take place about the middle of February.
Great merit is claimed for this gun, and it
is. thought it will be able to resist the press
ure which burst the Bessemer cast steel gun
at its recent trial at the Naval Academy.
"r C0UETED BY C0EEESP0NDENCE.
The Climax of a Romantic Love-Maklng-Reacbed
In St. Loul.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISTATCH.l
St. Louis, January 26. A marriage,
romantic as it was early, was celebrated
this morning in the ladies' parlor of Hirst's
Hotel. A day or two ago Mr. William D.
Rainey, a gentleman from Raineyville,
Ark., arrived in the city and inquired at
the hotel for a certain Mrs. Susan L. Gray,
of Boston. Mr. Rainey is over 60, anf
very wealthy. This morning Mrs. Gray
arrived, and although they had never met
before, they were married before breakfast.
It seems a female relative induced the
pair to correspond, photos were exchanged,
and finally Mr. Rainey made an avowal of
love and a proposal of marriage. The mail
brought him word that the first was re
turned and the second accepted. As the
expectant groom could not be absent from
his business for a snfficient length of time to
visit Boston, a nentral point was agreed
upon and St. Louis chosen as the place.
Mrs. Gray is fair and 40. They took a train
for Chicago to enjoy their honeymoon.
INDIANA BEIBEES AEEESTED.
A Well-to-Do Farmer In the Tolls More
Evidence Against Dudley.
ISFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE ElarATCH.J
Indianapolis, January 26. The first
man of standing to be arrested upon the
mass of indictment found by the United
States grand jury is Albert B. Taylor, a
well-to-do farmer and grain dealer of Pen
dleton, who was arrested to-day charged
with bribery. He gave J 1,000 bail at once.
William Owens, of Sheridan, who is
charged with having promised George Far
low 515 for his -rte, and John W. Butler,
who is charged with having voted illegally,
were also arrested to-day. Owens paid Far
low $9, and the matter came out through
Farlow's kicking because he didn't get the
other 56. Neither Owens nor Butler could
The grand jury will continue to work
next week. New evidence in the matter of
the Dudley letter is said to have been dis
covered. WILL OHIO BE THE NEXT?
Pennsylvania Brewers Claim That Ohio Will
Follow In the Prohibition Farade.
I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISFATCn. 1
Cincinnati, January 26. JohnH animel,
a Pittsburg brgwer.is here. Mr.Hammel said
to The Dispatch representative that the
liquor interest of Pennsylvania is yery
much alarmed over the prospects that the
State will vote for prohibition next June.
Mr. Hammel is here to arouse an interest
in behalf of his people on the part of the
Ohio brewers, and the discouraging news
he tells them is that if the prohibition
amendment becomes a law in Pennsylvania,
Ohio will very likely be the next State, for
the conditions in the States are much alike.
The Prohibitionist is equally alert and
active in both States, and in view of this
condition of affairs it is very probable that
the Ohio brewers will come to the assistance
of their Keystone State people.
WANTS MEN AND MONET
To Operate Wire Nail Works at Mansfield
ISPICIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l
Bellaibe, January 26. Colonel W. H.
Taylor, of Mansfield, is here trying to se
cure capital to run a steel wire nail works
at Mansfield. The plant has been built
about three months.
The man who went there and organized
the company gave the people of that place
assurances that there was big money in the
venture, and they subscribed liberally to
have it located there. When the works was
about ready for starting, the builder sud
denly left for parts unknown, leaving the
concern in the lurch and deserting his wife.
Mr. Taylor's endeavor is to secure a compli
ment ot workmen with money to operate the
HAO 11 POLICY?
Is the ftue etary Whit
ney Puts tt,",onntry.
To Being Ignominionsly Fired Out
of Samoa by Germany.
SAMOA'S STEATEGIC IMPORTANCE
To America When the Panama Canal Is
GEEMANI AND ENGLAND GOOD FBIE5D3
The official correspondence on the Samoan
muddle shows that we have no foreign
policy, and Secretaiy Whitney is anxious
that one should "be carved out. He wants
to know what good it will do to send rein
forcements to Samoa if the commanding
officers have no definite instructions as to
the course of action they shall pursue.
Princs Bismarck says Germany and En
gland are hand-in-hand in this matter, and
the latter country is paying Httle attention
to it, one way or the other.
Washington, January 26. The follow
ing letter from Secretary Whitney to Con
gressman Herbert was made public this
Navy Depahtment. "I
Washington, January 23, 18S9. J
Sib I have the honor to acknowledge receipt
of your letter of January 11, in which you re
quest that there may be transmitted to tho
Naval Committee of the House any recent re
ports from officers of the vessels stationed at
Samoan Islands, showing the condition of
things, and the request of the department for
the announcement of adeflnite policy referred
to by me in my letter of the 23d ins:., if part of
the records of the department.
There are no later reports than those copies
of which were transmitted Congress in a mes
sage of the President of January 15, 1889. Tho
communication of the department to the Sec
retary of State, in reference to the announce
ment of a definite policy, is contained in a
letter, a copy of which is enclosed. Yoor letter
also contains the f oUowing request:
"I should be glad to know if any further en
largement of the appropriations of your de
partment should be made in view of existing
This inquiry, upon its face, seems to pnt
upon this department the responsibility of esti
mating for possible expenditures, arising out
of conditions which It cannot anticipate.
HAVE WTE A POLICX.
Until a decision is reached as to the policy oi
this Government regarding the independence
of the Samoan group of islands, no judgment
can be formed upon the subject of possible ex
penditures. Up to the present time the depart
ment is not aware that we have had any national
policy upon the subject. Neither the Monroo
doctrine nor any other expression of national
policy is understood to apply to the islands of
the Pacific One by one they have been taken
without interference from us. If there is to bo
no new deDarture affecting this group of inlands,
I conceive that the Department Is quite
able now to perform every duty arising out of
existing conditions. Unless this is a conflict
between the policy of this Government and
some other power, the differences will doubt
less be harmonized and no extraordinary ex
penditures will be called for. Having brought
to attention of the appropriate department the
circumstances specially within the observa
tion of this Department seeming to
call for definite instructions to its officers, and
the whole matter having subsequently been
laid before Congress by the President it would
be preferable that this departm ent should not
anticipate conditions beyond its authority or
control. very respectfully.
W. C Whitney;
Secretary of the Navy.
The following is the inclosure referred toi
Navy Department, (
"Washington, Januarys, 1889. 1
Sib Inclosed herewith I send copy of dis
patch jnst received by way of New Zealand
from the Captain of the NIpsic, now at Samoa.
The Department is able to send immediately
two additional vessels to Samoa in response to
this request, and has given directions tbt
they make ready to receive sailing orders
and would be pleased to strengthen the
forces at the Samoan Islands by these and
other vessels of the Pacific squadron if any
useful purpose is to be served thereby. If,
however, the purpose of the German Govern
ment now made entirely clear imposes no duty
upon the officers of the squadron, to strengthen
the naval force at those island: would only
place the officers under irritating conditions
with no duty to perform, and would in all
probability give rise to trouble. TheNipsicis
entirely adequate for protection of our Con
sulate and as an asylum for non-combatants
entitled to the protection of our Government.
In view of the critical situation at the Sa
moan islands, it seems to the department that
the officers of the sauadron. if further vessels
are to be dispatched, should receive instruc
tions of a definite character as to their duty in
gebsiany intends conquest.
From the correspondence heretofore held
between the Department of Stats and the
German Government, and from reports re
ceived from our naval officers and the consular
agency at the island, it appears clear that con
quest of those islands is intended by the Ger
man Gove rnment in the interests of a com
mercial company, and is being consummated
bv overt acts which are multiplying day by day.
There is no longer any other pretext upon
which can be explained the interference of
the German man-of-war in the contest In pro
gress upon tne isiana oi Apia, l apprenena
that the officers of the navy will not under
stand without definite advices to that effect
what their duty may be under the circum
stances as they are developing. Our ante
cedent relations to this group of islands
and to the Sandwich Islands have been
of an exceptional character and will be
likely to give rise to doubts in the minds of the
officers as to their dnty under existing condi
tions. In these two groups of islands, by treaty,
harbors have been reserved for the use of the
navy of the United States, and as to the
Samoan group, the three governments Ger
many, Great Britain and the United States
'have up to recent date acted together npon the
theory of mutual cooperation in preserving
the autonomy of the people of the Samoan
OP NATIONAL ISIPOBTANCE.
A harbor at Samoa will become of national
consequence to us in the future as a naval
power, but if the islands are to go under the
dominion of Germany it would cease to be of
use. The department has heretofore directed
the officers of the squadron to act in accord
ance with the instructions which the consular
agent at Samoa shall receive from the Depart
ment of State, but in view of the late
advices and this request for an additional force.
the department desires to De aavisea wnetner
the purpose of
the Government to an-
pollcy regarding the Samoan group
of which the officers should be advised. Very
rennprtfullv. W. C. WHITNEY.
Secretary of the Navy.
To the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of
The dispatch received by Secretary Whit
ney from the commander ot the Nipic re
ferred to above, bears the date of Auckland,
January 5, and is as follows:
Three German war ships at Apia threatened
to disarm Mataafa; landed at Lalengo to pre-
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