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PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1889.
Will Wield a Mighty Power in
the Pending Battle for
- the Amendment
SOME STARTLING STORIES
About an Alleged Campaign Assess
ment on Liquor Dealers.
LACKAWANNA AGAINST PROHIBITION
The Constltntlonal Campaign in Bcrnnton
Strange Stories of n Political Atins
ment The Assertions Denied rive
Illegal Seller to One Licensed Saloon
Prohibitionists Can Raiso Funds Easier
Than the Liquor Dealers The Defeat
of tlie Amendment In Lnckawannn Con.
ceded The Catholic Vote Drtldcd.
Lackawanna county trill, according to
estimates set forth below, give a majority
against the Constitutional amendment It
is uncertain as to how much. The county
was not organized in 1873, bat was then a
part of Luzerne, so that local option fur
nishes no criterion for Lackawanna. A
story about alleged promises on the part of
the National Republican managers, and
some startling facts about wholesale viola
tions of the Brooks law in the anthracite
mining regions have been given our special
commissioner by a prominent liquor man
ofScranton. Thus far The Dispatch's
canvass shows the following result:
B ? g
5 v 2.
COUNTIES, g, c
B " "E.
& P B
Armstrong.... In favor of S.9S6 Adopted
Bedford. In favor of 8,191 Adopted
Berks Acainst 2S,W2 Defeated
Cambria. Against 1L702 Defeated
Cameron In favor of 1,345 Adopted
Carbon Doubtful 7,177 Defeated
Clarion Fairlvsure 6.913 Adopted
Elk Against 3,197 Defeated
Fayette Veryd'btful 14,-3 Adopted
Forest Infavorof J.G01 Defeated
Greene. Infavorof 6,630 Adopted
Indiana .... In favor of 7,609 Adopted
Jefferson. In favor of 7,525 Adopted
Lackawanna... Against 21,195 No vote
Lancaster Against 32.9S7 Defeated
Lehigh Against 16,094 Defeated
Luzerne Veryd'btful 31,555 Adopted
Northampton.. Against 17,103 Defeated
Potter Infavorof 4,434 Adopted
Schuylkill. Against 25,930 Defeated
Somerset Infavorof 7,3S2 Adopted
Venango In favor ot 8.5ST Adopted
Warren Infavorof 7,645 Adopted
"Washington... Intavorof 14.22S Adopted
Westmoreland. Close 19.95S Adopted
"Wyoming. Infavorof 3,990 Adopted
Aggregate of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
tFItOM OCR SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS
Scbanton, February 1L Some rather
startling features mark the opening of the
Constitutional amendment campaign in this
city. They are of more than local interest.
A very prominent hotel proprietor, whose
bar receipts are said to be heavier than any
saloon keeper in town, was the first person
to make the allegations in my hearing. He
was perfectly willing that they should be
published, but for obvious reasons stipu
lated that his name should not be printed.
Another well-known liquor seller was pres
ent during the interview and corroborated
every word of it. The hotel owner said:
Ldo not know whether it will do us any good
to have this go in print or not, but it is already
common talk aronnd here. On or abont the
19th of October, in 1SSS, letters wero received
by brewers and liquor men in this city, from
the Republican National Committee, asking
lor a contribution of $200,000 from the brewers
and distillers of Pennsylvania to help elect
Harrison President. That was Quay's second
pull on the liquor interests for campaign funds.
I have heard that he got 290,000 from them be
Trne or False?
In the second pull it was promised or inti
mated strongly in these letters that if the
money was subscribed, the Constitutional
amendment resolution would be knocked out
in the Pennsylvania Senate. You know Sena
tors, or a sufficient number of them to prevent
a legal majority being given, were not pledged
to support the measure. All the Republican
members of the House were pledged, they be
ing elected every year. But a majority of the
Senators held over from election, prior to the
Republican pledge. There are now men in
this city who received some of these letters. So
did Pittsburg brewers. Pm surprised that it
hasn't leaked out in Pittsburg before this.
Now, if Quay couldn't kill this thing in the
Senate, how is he going to do it in June? He
might have done it at a general election, Dut
instead of that we are given the worst kind of
a deal for liquor men, a special election.
I didn't tell the gentleman, but while I
noted down his story I mentally recorded
it as a campaign yarn of doubt. But with
in the next two hours I heard practically
the same allegations fromotherpersons, and
I determined to get hold of one of those Na
tional Committee letters, if they really ex
isted. There are only three brewers in
Scranton, and I hunted up the largest of
them all, August Eobinson.
A Brewer Denies It.
He is a Democrat, but the hotel pro
prietor had also alleged that by the wily
promise both Republican and Democratic
whisky and beer men were gotten into the
campaign fund. Mr. Robinson said:
There is nothing in the story so far as it re
lates to Scranton, No such letters were re
ceived here that I can learn of, and I am sure I
never gave a cent to the Republican campaign
fund last year. If money was to be raised on
any such promise it would begone by assess
ment through the State League, independent
of the politics of the brewer, and not by indi
vidual solicitation from the National Repub
lican Committee. If any such letters were
sent to any brewer it was done in
such a manner that the tracks
are completely covered over. I do
not believe it, I have heard this story fre
quently, especially from traveling men who
rass through Scranton from Philadelphia aud
Pittsburg. My brother. Sheriff Robinson, of
this county, was in Philadelphia this week.
and he spent several days among the brewers
there trying to And if it was true or not. Ho
could find no authority whatever for the
Btory, and surely such a scheme would be tried
first on the great liqnor Interests of the large
cities before it would be on us.
No other brewers could be found during
my brief stay in Scranton. The story is
simply given for what it fs worth as a bit
of gossip which is freely talked about in
this part of the State.
f Another stnrtllng Fact.
. But to continue the hotel proprietor's con
ereation will expose another startling mat
ter, and this is a fact. He said:
Theoutloosforthe liquor dealers in Lacka
wanna county is very gloomy just at present
This is the reason: There are to-day about 100
places in the county licensed to sell liqnor.
But there are 1,400 stores now selling liquor. In
other words, there are f uUy 1,000 unlicensed sa
loons in full blast in the county. Yes, -more
than that; at least five Illegal sellers to one
licensed seller. You need only step around
the corner to the internal revenue office and
look at the Government list to get confirmation
of this statement. Only SO licenses have been
refused by judges, too.
Well, now, then: Sly friend and I have just
this moment returned from a consultation with
our brother licensed liquor dealers. My propo
sition to them has been to form a close com
bination with all the unlicensed sellers for the
purpose of making a united front against the
Constitutional amendment. We must get to
work or we will lose the fight in the State. We
all recognize that, buttwo-thirdsof the licensed
sellers in this city refuse absolutely to have
anytning to do with the unlicensed men. They
can't see that we are all both licensed and un
licensedin tho same boat just now. They
swear that as tho county and city officials won't
raid the 1,000 unlicensed saloons, they would
rather spend their money in the pay of
Pinkerfon detectives to clean out these illegal
holes, and thus protect themselves. Ordinarily
that's a good scheme, but jnstnow it's im
practicable. Electioneer against the amend
ment, and let the other go until after June! I
admit the Brooks law has been a failure from
my standpoint, as well as from that of the tem
perance man, because there are more saloons
here now than before It existed, and because
we respectable dealers are compelled to pav
high license, while the laxity of officials per
mits five times our number to sell without any
license. But admitting all that, the license
question is not our danger now.
Dare Not RrTnse.
I could go right from this room now to a
dozen of tho unlicensed saloons and get more
money for the amendment campaign than I
could scratch up among 0 licensed dealers.
The unlicensed men dare not refuse us money.
The licensed man can do as he pleases.
There is just our trouble in Lackawanna
county, and until we can form a solid union,
electioneering is oat of the question. I think,
however, Lackawanna will defeat the amend
ment under any circumstance. We are anxious,
though, to make the majority beyond all
question, so as to help save tho
State. Seriously, wo are going to have
hard work to do it. There is no use of talking.
One agency above alUotlicrs will prove a power
in the hands of the temperance people. That
is the women. Hundreds of them will be at
the polls on June 18. A voter who is in doubt
will approach tho place, two or three women
will surround him. And they will be the very
best and most respectable women, too. Now I
may have moneyed interests hanging on the re
sult of that election, but neither I nor any
other saloonkeeper will have the courage or
the incivility to dispute with those women for
that man's vote. Keep tho women away and
we will win without a doubt.
Religion and Money.
August Robinson, the brewer above men
tioned, also talked with me about the pros
pects for the campaign. He said:
We will do onr big electioneering in the large
cities of the State. That's where we expect to
make the majorities big enough to overcome
those in the rural counties for prohibition. As
far as methods are concerned, we were all
ready for this Issue. Liqnor men were expect
ing it to be thrust upon them, and we have
been in training for the fight. If we only bad
more thorough organization in this State we
could raise money easier and quicker.
That is where the Prohibitionists are a tough
match for us. They have splendid opportunities
of raising money and plenty of it. Church collec
tions and popular subscriptions are something
liquor men cannot fall back npon. Why, the
religions people of Scranton raised more money
in one night here than all the brewers of Lacka
wanna county could accumulate in ten years.
That was the night Moody and Sankey, at one
of their meetings, started a subscription for a
hall in Scranton for the Y. M. C. A. Before 11
o'clock between $40,000 and $50,000 had been
raised, and now they have down on the street
here an investment worth 100,000,
Prohibitionists Concede Defeat.
Tallie Morgan, the leader of the Prohibi
tionists here, concedes the defeat of the
amendment in Lackawanna county by 5,000
majority. "When I told him he was far
more sanguine of his defeat than the liquor
men themselves, he smiled, and said he
had been a resident in Iowa and Michigan
both when prohibitory amendments were
voted upon in those States, and he had ex
periences which taught him to count upon
liquor men holding their best cards until
the last. If Michigan had voted right after
the submission of the question it would
have carried there by 30,000 majority. In
stead of that it was defeated. Mr. Morgan
Scranton City will give 3,000 majority against
the amendment itself. There are between 80,
000 and 90,000 population in Scranton. Outside
of the county the anthracite coal miners will
generally vote against the measure at Carbon
dale, Archibald, Oliphant, Taylorville and Dun
more. All other townships and boroughs will
be for tho amendment, but the whole majority
against us will be 5,000. I have camassed the
county, andl know liquor men can almost en
tirely control politics here. The State, how
ever, will carry the amendment.
J. B. Penman, Esq., Chairman of the Re
publican County Committee, estimated the
probable majority against the amendment
at about 2,000. He did not think any more
than 2,500 Germans would vote against it.
Hnngarians and Italians at the mines do
not have a vote generally, and Irish miners
generally own their own homes. Two ex
tensive steel mills in Lackawanna county
are principally operated by foreigners. It
is not known how they will vote.
Tbo Catholic Tote.
The Father Mathew Society (or Total
Abstinence) of the Catholic church has
4,000 voters in Lackawanna county. One
of their principal members told me that at
least three-fourths of them would vote for
the amendment. He said they would not be
ruled in their political actions by the indi
vidual opinion of Archbishop Ryan. He
held that the Archbishop in the published
interview simply adhered to the theological
principle of the Catholic Church that what
ever the Lord has put into this world is
here for a use, but only a tempeiate use.
He did not believe the Archbishop meant
to dictate to one voter, and for one, he (the
speaker) refused to be governed in political
matters by a theological belief. He there
fore believed that the influence and work
of the Catholio Total Abstinence Society
would keep the majority in Lackawanna
county against prohibition down to less
It is apparent to any stranger in the an
thracite regions that the Total Abstinence
Society of the Catholic Church is proud of
the reform it has wrought in the last 12
years in the Irish mining strongholds, and
now leans toward the amendment, in Lack
awanna and Luzerne counties at least, in
the hope of preserving its well deserved
praise. It is even reported that Rev. Father
"McManes, a prominent Irish priest here, in
dorsed the movement from his pulpit.
L, E. SioriEL.
Still a Good Drawing Card.
rSPXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Columbus, O., February 11. There was
continued interest in the Church divorce
trial to-day, not nearly all the ladies who
tried to attend being able to secure admis
sion into the courtroom. No new evidence
was adduced. The cross-examination devel
oped nothing new beyond the fact that 200
women rather liked the soicy and suggestive
answers of one of the witnesses.
A SENATORIAL SCHEME.
One War to Settle the West Virginia Did-
cuity A Trio to Dlvldo the PI urns
Cnrr's Powerful Veto
is the LcTcr.
rSFECT.il. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
"Wheeling, February 11. The most
startling and ingenious scheme yet suggest
ed for the, settlement of the situation at
Charleston with regard to the position of
Governor aud United States Senator is one
which is vouched for as authentio and
which Los reached Wheeling from a source
that has never misled the public, and which,
during the Senatorial imbroglio of two years
ago, proved nniformlv reliable. The scheme
is said to have been begotten of the ambition
and shrewdness of Henry S. Walker, Sec
retary of State, and has for its purpose the
elevation of Governor "Wilson to the Sen
ate and President Carr, of the State Senate,
to the Governor's chair and the retention
of the Secretary of State's fat birth for
"Walker until the next regular session of the
Legislature in 1890.
Briefly outlined the scheme is this: Carr
will refrain from voting for any candidate
for Senator, when there is a possibility of
his vote electing. It is believed that as
matters now stand no election can take
filaee without the aid of Carr's vote. The
egislative term expires by limitation Feb
ruary 23, and there being no legally de
clared Governor, the present Governor, E,
W. Wilson, will, under the Constitution,
retain the office for a few days after the -expiration
of his term and then resign.
To the vacancy thus created Carr, by
Constitutional provision, will succeed, and
he will proceed as soon as he takes the oath
of office, to appoint Wilson Senator and
"Walker Secretary of State. Carr will then
refuse to reconvene the Legislaturem extra
ordinary session and he, Wilson and "Walk
er will hold their offices until the regular
session convenes in January, 1890.
There are obstacles in the way of carrying
out this bold scheme, but they are not seri
ous, and good authority here expresses the
opinion that unless tbe exposure of the pro
gramme tends to break the deadlock at
Charleston, the plan will be worked suc
cessfully. CHAMPION SKATER OP THB WORLD.
Young Joe Donoghne Returns From Europe,
Wrnppcd in Glory.
ISrECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Yoke, February 11. Joe Dono
ghne returned from foreign shores to-day,
wrapped in the glory of many victories and
the title of champion skater of the world.
He was just 18 years old to-day. G. L. M.
Sachs, who took him abroad and watched
his interests there, returned with him.
They went at once to the Manhattan Ath
Donoghue and Sachs left this country on
December 8, for Amsterdam. On January
8, Donoghue skated in the championship
half-mile race, but lost by running into a
post. On the following day, in the mile
race, Von Panschin and Donoghue led the
others, aud Donoghne forged ahead, but
within 75 yards of the finish the Russian
went ahead and won by 2 yards, in 2 min
utes 59 4-5 seconds. Donoghue's time was
3 minutes 5 seconds. In the two-mile race,
next morning, the American crossed the
line 60 yards ahead ot Yon Panschin, in 6
minutes 24 seconds, beating the previous
records by 19 seconds. The band played
"Yankee Doodle," and the American flag
was raised on a pole in the center of the
In Vienna Prince Rudolf and his suite
saw a mile race from the royal box. Van
Blatter, the Austrian champion, was left
hopelessly behind at the end of the first
the line one filth of a second apart, the Rus
sian winning in 2 minutes 57 seconds.
Donoghue then skated 2 miles in 6 minutes
28 2-5 seconds.beating the record of Alexan
der Paulsen bv a trifle over 12 seconds.
Donoghue was presented with a diamond
ring by Prince Rudolf.
OUT OF THE FIGHT.
It is Believed That Senator Kenna
Give Up the Contest.
IPPKCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCn.1
Charleston, W. Va., February 11.
The Senate bill establishing a State reform
school passed the Honse to-day and is now
a law. The location, cost of building, and
all other details are left with the Board bf
Public Works. The joint assembly met to
day and received the report of the commit
tee appointed to get the returns from Web
ster and Wood counties on Attorney Gen
eral and Auditor, and the result was de
clared. Quite a number of members are absent or
paired, and only 75 votes appeared for
United States Senator, of which Kenna re
ceived 33 and Goff 35, the remainder scat
tering. Delegate Frichard left the Kenna
ranks to-day. It is generally believed that
Kenna is about to abandon the race, and the
story that he is likely to be appointed to fill
the vacancy on the Supreme Bench of the
District of Columbia is given as the reason
for the opinion. Otherwise, it is thought
he would fight to the last. He is now in
"Washington, and his return is looked for
with great interest.
MORE THAN HE DESERTED.
A Virginian Goes for Green Goods and Gets
a Bag of Salt.
rsrscni. telegram to the dispatch.
New Yoek, February 11. Mr. S. H.
Hancock, all the way from New Church,
Va., called on Mayor Cleveland and Chief
of Police Murphy, of Jersey City, to-day,
and told them that a man calling himself
P. J. Butler, of Jersey City, had sold him
511,700 of good money for $600, and instead
of delivering the goods had palmed off a bag
of salt on him. Butler had been writing
letters to him since last April and directing
him to address his answers to 253 "Washing
ton street, Jersey City. He did so.
Finally Mr. Butler invited him to meet
him in Philadelphia, at the Broad street
station, of the Pennsylvania Railroad. He
v.ent there, and Butler took him outdriving
and showed him some counterfeit money.
Finally he gave Butler G00 in cash for a
variety of the bills. He saw them packed
in a box, he said, and sawthe box expressed
to his home at New Church, When he got
home and opened the box he found a little
bag of salt. Mr. Hancock was advised to
go back home again.
0ISTER PIRATES CAPTDRED,
A State Schooner Catches Two of a Fleet of
Ten Dredging Vessels.
rSFZCIAT. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Annapolis, JId,, February 1L The
State schooner Folly early this morning
surprised a fleet of ten oyster dredging ves
sels at work on forbidden grounds. Two
were captured and brought to Annapolis for
a hearing. They were the schooners John
son and Batcman, both owned in Baltimore.
Both boats bear marks of having been fired
at by the oyster police from rifles and a
Government .howitzer furnished by the
Navy Department They had refused to
surrender when the small arms had been
pointed at them, and only "heaved to"
when several well-directed shots from the
cannon bad taken effect on the hull oT the
The captain of one of the vessels is well
known to the police, and a charge of hav
ing thrown overboard a cannon belonging
to one of the State boats will probably be
brought against him in addition to other
offenses. Eight of the vessels escaped, and
none of them fired npon the State boat.
HIS HAND AT HIS EAE.
Mr. Blaine. Waiting to Hear a Call
From President-Elect Harrison.
SIGNS OP A BIG BOW AHEAD.
Piatt Fearfully Afraid He's Going to be I
Left: Out in the cold.
COLMAN'S CHANCES.0F CONFIRMATION.
He Will Tery Probably be a Member of a Cabinet for
According to a close friend of Mr. Blaine,
whose modesty forbids his making himself
being more closely identified, the Plumed
Knight hasn't had a word from Harrison on
the Cabinet question. It 'is asserted that
the exclusiveness and reserve of the President-elect
are creating bad feeling. A row
like that which occurred over the Garfield
Cabinet is even predicted. Ex-Senator
Piatt's visit to "Washington was for the Dur
pose of making one last effort to get into the
Cabinet. Commissioner Colman is likely
to be confirmed as the eighth member of
President Cleveland's Cabinet.
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCS.l
Washington, February 11. The im
pression is gaining ground here that the
story that Hon. James G. Blaine has not
been offered a Cabinet position is true. One
of Mr. Blaine's closest friends tells the cor
respondent of The Dispatch that there
has been no communication whatever be
tween Harrison and Blaine on the question
of the Cabinet. He asserts that he has this
from the ex-Secretary's own mouth. This
friend asserts that if Harrison thinks be
can make up his Cabinet without consult
ing anybody, and comes to Washington on
the 4th of March with an unknown Cabinet
in his pocket, Mr. Blaine will not accept if
his name be in the list.
C-A great deal of bad feeling is springing
up among the Republican leaders on ac
count of the reserve and exclusiveness with
which General Harrison is treating the Cab
inet question, and there are prospects of a
row as lively as that which marked the in
duction into office of President Garfield.
PLATT ON NEEDLES AND PINS.
Thomas C. Piatt returned to New York on
the limited this afternoon. He spent a very
busy day up to the time the train left, but
went away feeling that he had not ac
complished quite as much as he desired.
Mr. Piatt announced to the newspapers
that he came to "Washington on purely
private business in connection with the new
Treasury contract with express companies
for conveying Government money. There
are men, however, who think Mr, Piatt at
tended to a little political business. He
called on Blaine early in the day, and after
ward went to the Capitol and "had earnest
interviews with several gentlemen.
One of these men to whom Mr. Flatt con
fided his troubles said this evening that his
visit was for the purpose of making one
last effort to get into the Cabinet. Since
Mr. New's visit to New York Mr. Piatt
feels that the outlook for his appointment is
anything but promising, and he came here
to consult with Blaine and Hiscock as to
what could be done.
DUDLEY SQUAEES HIMSELF.
Mr. Piatt ha -been told that New, Dud
lev and other Indiana men. are opposing his
appointment and backcapping all the work
that has been done in his'behalf. While at
the Senate chamber to-day he saw Colonel
Dudley and they'had an animated discus
sion on this point. The Colonel told Mr.
Piatt that there was no troth in the story
that the Indianians were interfering with
his chances, and was quite indignant that
such a report should have been circulated.
Mr. Piatt listened to the smooth-tongued
Colonel, but when he walked awav to join
Senator HiscOck his appearance d'idn't in
dicate that he had been fully convinced.
Hiscock talked long and earnestly with Mr.
Piatt until nearly train time. A gentleman
who talked with them both said that there
was no donbt Piatt came here for the ex
press purpose of seeing Mr. Blaine.
COLMAN MAY BE CONFIBMED.
It is quite probable that Commissioner
of Agriculture Norman J. Colman, of
Missouri, will be a member of President
Cleveland's Cabinet for the brief space of
two or three weeks. The Republican Senators
are inclined to confirm his nomination, sent
in to-day for Secretary of the new depart
ment, in view of the fact that it will do no
harm to the Republicans, and may do con
siderable good to Mr. Colman. His reign
will be short, but he will pass into history
as a full-fledged Cabinet member, and the
Senators are not inclined to withhold this
honor from him.
The nomination was sent to the Commit
tee on Agriculture to-day. Senator Palmer
is the Chairman ot this committee, and
when asked whether he would favor Mr.
Colman's confirmation he said in his char
acteristic, good-natured way; "Oh, yes;
why not? He is a gentleman, although a
Democrat, and can do us no harm in three
weeks. He made a good, honest Commis
sioner. I think we ought to pay him this
A meeting of the committee has been
called for Wednesday. The nomination
will be taken up then, and if Mr. Palmer's
colleagues are as liberal as he is, Mr. Col
man will no doubt be the eighth member of
the Cleveland Cabinet before the end of the
week. As a seed distributor he can do
little harm, and so the Republican Senators
are all for him.
NOT QUITE SO LUCKY.
First Assistant Postmaster General Stev
enson, who was nominated to-day to be
Associate Judge of the SuDreme Court of
the District of Columbia, will probably not
oe so lortunate as orotner uoiman. Colonel
Stevenson is very popular with both Re
publican and Democratic Senators, but his
nomination will be allowed to hang unacted
upon in the room of the Committee of the
Judiciary. There is one Chief Justice of
the District Court and five associates.
Should Stevenson be confirmed there would
be three Democrats and three Republicans
on the bench. Should the nomination be
unacted upon there will be a vacancy, for
General Harrison to fill, which will cause
the court to stand four Republicans and
two uemocrats, wnicn is much to the taste
of Senator George F. Edmunds, Chairman
of the Judiciary Committee, and he can
be trusted to allow Colonel Stevenson's
judicial ambition to remain unrealized.
NOT WORTH THEIR SALT.
General Greely Says the Signal Service
Corps is Unsatisfactory.
Washington, February 11. The Sec
retary of War to-day transmitted to the
House the statement of the Chief Sig
nal Officer of the Army, Betting forth
the very unsatisfactory condition ot
the signal corps and the inefficiency of
the present lieutenants of that corps.
General Greely urges the passage of a re
organization bill for the improvement of the
Lament Ofllclnlly Confirms It.
Washington, February 11. Colonel
Lamont said to-night that the position he
would occupy after the 4th of March was
that of president of the avenue C street rail
road of New York city. .
THEY AEE ALL WHITE.
A Republican Party to be Formed In tho
South Without the Aid of Negroes
A Very Significant Ad
rtPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Charleston, S. C, February 11. A
genuine sensation in politics has been
caused in this State by the publication of
an address to the white people of Sonth Car
olina, which appeared this morning. The
address was issued by a convention held in
Pickens county od February 4, and has
been sent to most of the Republican papers
in the North and West. The convention
was composed of white men. The preamble
savs: "Whereas, The carpetbaggers and
Bourbons continue to claim now, as they
did 12 years ago, that all the native white
people in South Carolina are Democrats
and the colored people are Republicans,
thus publishing to tbe world the falsehood
that the white and colored races respective
ly form the so-called Democptio and Re
publican parties; and, whereas, we wish to
annihilate that false claim; therefore, re
The address says, among other things:
"The progress of the State is greatly hin
dered; immigration and capital prevented
from coming f among us. The system of
puoiic education is very unfair, large sums
of the people's money being annually ap
propriated for a favored few, while the
masses are very poorly provided lor, and the
Constitutional guarantee of American citi
zenship is outraged to an extent that seri
ously threatens the peace of the Common
wealth. Under the present system of elec
tions a large majoiity of the voters are
practically disfranchised. Yet they are
forced to bear the burdensome taxation
yearly levied upon them, while being vir
tually without representation in the affairs."
It declares in favor of protection to Ameri
can industry, and that it is the intention of
the party to affiliate with the National Re
publican party in its efforts to secure honest
elections, establish good schools, and bring
material prosperity to the South, as it has
done for the North.The signers declare that
they have over 12,500 white voters with them,
Independents and old-line Union men, and
call upon the liberal whites to join them.
This is the first effort that has been made in
this State since the war to organize a white
Republican party. The organizers hope to
getwith them the farmers, who made such
a vigorous fight in the last campaign.
A RARE BIT OF BRATERI.
While Crushed by a Boulder In a Minc.Even
Greater Danger Is Averted.
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Pottsville, February 11. At the Cor
oner's inquest on Thomas Hobin, who was
killed a few days ago at Hammond colli
ery, a rare bit of bravery was disclosed.
Patrick Dougherty, Hobin's loader, was
at work at tfie gangway when Hobin
went up into the breast, or chamber, to
fire a shot. The hole where the charge was
placed was at the top of an 18-foot plank
elevated at an an angle of 75 degrees. Ho
bin had placed in the stick of dualin,
tamped the hole, and lighted the fuse. In
coming down he started a great mass of
coal and was caught and crushed by an im
mense boulder against the wall of the
Dougherty heard Hobin's scream, and
looking up into the dartf chamber saw the
sputtering fuse. Npt knowing what had
befallen his comrade, but knowing that if
the shot went off Hobin would surely be
killed, at the great peril of his own
life he climbed the steep plank and
pulled out the fuse within an inch
of the powder. He- found Hobin later
with the life crushed out of him. Mine
Inspector Hcin says that in all his experi
ence he never saw a braver act nor more
presence of mind, and at the inquest he
commended young Dougherty. Then turn
ing to the crowd he offered to head a sub
scription to buy him a gold watch and
chain. The citizens of Girardville have
undertaken to present the memorial.
FOREIGN CAPITAL IN MINES.
Advance Report of tho Senatorial Committee
"of In vesication.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, February 11. In October
the Senate adopted a resolution instructing
the Committee on Mines and Mining to
ascertain the number of aliens, foreign com
panies and corporations owning mines in the
Territories, capital invested, dividends paid,
money expended, and so forth, with a view to
discovering the effect of the inroads of foreign
capital. Senator Stewart, chairman of the
committee, caused an investigation to be
made, and has prepared a report, of which
The Dispatch has received an exclusive
advance copy. The report gives a long list
of the foreign money invested in mines and
mining in all the Territories, the aggregate
amount being $20,503,750.
Senator Stewart believes that foreign cap
ital is useful in developing mineral wealth;
and concludes his report as follows:
The employment of foreign capital in the
mines has not led, and cannot lead, to any large
holding of real estate by foreigners, because a
mining claim is limited in area by law, a single
claim being only 1,500 feet in length by 600 feet
in width, and besides the veins or lodes are
usually found at great distances from each
other. All mines require an extensive outlay
at the start, hence large capital is absolutely
necessary to develop the same, and, as tbe risks
are great, foreign capital should be allowed to
flow freely into the mining enterprises in the
A WHITE CAP SUIT,
Big Damages Demanded for a Midnight
Raid la Indiana.
Bloominqton, Ind., February 11. To
day the damage suit of 510,000 against Mar
quis D. Reed, Isaac Bonham, Marshal Nor
man, John Norman, John Carson, Hezekiah
Noman, Eli Sowders, James H. Ragsdale,
Frank Norman, Isaac Sipes, Jr., and Wn.
Stacklather, who are charged with being the
White Caps who almost beat "Wm. Norman
to death last May, was begun in the Circuit
Court. The interest is intense, people at
tending from all parts of the country. The
first witness was "Wm. Norman, the defend-,
ant, and he told his terrible experience with
To-morrow will be occupied by the de
fendants, who will use the alibi as a defense.
The case creates great interest, and the de
cision will be important in the legal history
of the State, as this is the first trial of any
importance where an effort has been made to
bring the "White Caps to justice.
THE FINISHING TOUCHES.
It Is Believed That tbe Cabinet Is About
Indianapolis, February 11. There is
reason to believe that the President-elect
has about concluded the task of selecting
his Cabinet. Whether all of the favored
eight have received their formal invitation
is not known, but that he is now putting
the finishing touches upon his Cabinet, and
turning his attention more especially to his
inaugural address, is the opinion of his
most intimate friends.
James A. Spradling of Santa Fe,N. M.,
the managing editor of the A1ew Alexkan,
called to advocate his old friend General
Powell Clayton for a place in the Cabinet.
Mr. Spradlmg is an earnest advocate of
Statehood for New Mexico, and vigorously
repels the charge that the people of that
Territory are not prepared and able to sue-J
cessiuuy assume an independent government.
MILLIONS "ff ERE IN IT,
And so Were Blaine, Steve Elkins
andflarperof Fidelity Fame.
THE MAMMOTH MINING FAILURE.
liabilities of the
EVEN THE MEN'S WAGES ARE NOT PAID.
The Strange Fatality Connected With the Defunct
The failure of the Ohio and "Western Coal
Companyis complete. The liabilities reach
an enormous figure. A strange fatality has
pursued many of those interested in the
company. Several have suicided under
sensational circumstances. The failure has
caused great excitement in the Hocking
valley, where many men are thrown out of
Columbus, February 11. The failure of
Glidden & Curtis, of Boston, and subse
quent attachnfent of the property of the
Ohio and "Western Coal Company, has
created considerable excitement and uneasi
ness in the Hocking Valley, where the prop
erty of the company is located. Saturday
was payday with the Ohio and "Western,
but the men received nothing. The shut
ting down of the Ohio and Western Coal
and Iron Company will throw from 600 to
700 men out of employment.
One of the worst features of the case is
the fact that the outlook for the speedy ad
justment of the Ohio and "Western's affairs
is not good. Tho creditors who will levy
by writs will more than exhaust all of the
personal property. The company's real
estate amounts to about 3,400 acres,"divided
as follows: Eight hundred in Perry, 600 in
Hocking and 2,000 in Athens county. The
bonded indebtedness is $3,500,000, and the
issue of stock, $5,000,000.
A FATAL CONCEEN.
A strange fatality has been connected
with the property out of which the Ohi6 and
"Western grew. James L. Burkey, who
committed suicide in a St. Louis hotel, was
harassed to the last by thoughts of the for
tunes he had lost among the Hocking hills.
George Lee, who killed himself in a New
York hotel, was haunted in his dying hour
by the specter of ruin in the coal fields of
O"hio. Royal M. Pulsifer, the founder of
the Boston Herald, took his own life some
time ago, and though he had many other
business complications to pull him down,
he, too, has sought the fabled pot of gold
that was said to be buried at the foot of the
The Standard Coal and Iron Company,
out of which the Ohio and "Western grew,
was a colossal affair, with a capital of $75.
000,000. This is the company in which
James G. Blaine and Steve Elkins were in
terested, holding $25,000 and $50,000 bonds
respectively, and E. L. Harper, President
of the late Fidelity at Cincinnati, had $550,
000. It is understood that these holders,
still have their bonds.
the moving cause.
President Shaw, of the Hocking Valley,
states that the agent of Mr. Glidden, of Bos
ton, arrived in the city last Monday and
made a temporary adjustment of their claim
by paying a certain amount and giving a
draft which fell due last Mondav. When
I the draft was presented for payment at Bos
ton it was dishonored and Air. Shaw imme
diately filed a smt in attachment against the
Ohio and Western Companv in this countv.
A special train with the attorneys of the
railroad company was also dispatched to
Athens and a suit in attachment filed there.
Mr. Shaw states that the business of the
Ohio and "Western Company with the Co
lumbus, Hocking Valley and Toledo
amounts to abont $10,000 a week, of which
about 80 per cent is charges advanced to
other roads for r transportation of ore from
the upper lakes, and coal. The real estate
will not likely satisfy the mortgages on it.
F. K. Pendleton, of New York, is here
looking after the interests of the bondhold
ers. General James A. Hall, manager of
the company, refuses to state what course
will be pursued.
A dispatch from New York says: "The
Ohio and "Western Coal and Iron'Company
filed an assignment in this city to-day to
James A. Hall, without preference.
The New York office is at 11
Pine street The mines and fur
naces are at Floodwood, Shawnee, Peru,
Orbiston, and Monday, Ohio. The deed of
assignment conveys to the assignee all the
lands, furnaces, buildings and appurte
nances of the company, subject to a mort
gage to the Boston Safe Deposit and Trust
Company. The President, John M. Glid
den, was of the firm of Glidden & Curtis, of
Boston, which failed last week, and this
failure precipitated the assignment of the
According to Sradstreet's, the Ohio and
Western Coal and Iron Company is a reor
ganization of the Standard Coal and Iron
"Company, which was sold out under fore
closure in 1883. According to the com
pany's annual report on January 16 the lia
bilities were $3,309,000, of which the bonded
debt was $2,399,000, and other debts with
collateral security, $910,000. The assets
consist of 7,000 acres of coal land in the
Hocking Valley, valued at $400 to $500 per
acre; about 300 horses, 3 large stores, 400
railroad cars, 4 miles of track, 3 coal mines
ViIItt Mltinniul A. mrnaoa. on1 n l.a
amount of miscellaneous equipments.
ORDERED TO LEAVE TOWN.
Practical Jokers In Korwnlk Contlnneln the
White Cap Basiaess.
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Nobwalk, Conn, February 11. White
Caps paid another visit to this city, last
night, and several prominent persons re
ceived warnings of a more or les3 startling
nature. A wealthy Main street saloon
keeper was ordered to close his doors and
leave town forever or suffer terrible penal
ties, and Albert DeForest, one of tho most
efficient and popular policemen, was in
formed that unless he attended church more
regularly and reformed from alleged evil
ways a horrible fate awaited him.
Flaring posters adorned fences and pri
vate residences in the northern part of the
borough, embellished with crude drawings
of skeletons, coffins,and various implements
of torture. The whole performance is con
sidered a hoax.
A GENUINE ENOCH ARDEN.
Tho Unique Bill Introduced In the Indiana
Indianapolis, February 11. A unique
bill has just been introduced in the Legis
lature by Senator Bischouski to legalize the
marriage of 'Rachel Mason Coy to Lawrence
Burgess, and to legitimize their four chil
dren, three of whom are now living.
Rachel Mason married John Coy at Terre
Haute in 1846, the following year Coy de
serted her, and after an absence of six years
she married Burgess, believing her" first
husband to be dead.
Burgess enlisted in the Union army and
was killed in battle. For 12 years after his
death she supposed she was his widow.when
information came that Coy was still living.
As the widow of Burgess she and her chil
dren are. entitled to over $8,000 pension
money, hence the necessity of legalizing the
MORE SCARED THAN HURT.
Fire Dynamite Cnrtrldes Explode andWreck
a Passenger Train.
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New Yoek, February 11. Five car
tridges, each containing four pounds of
dynamite, were left near a fire alongside the
Harlem railroad, this morning, where some
contractors were at work. The cartridges
rested upon solid rock and a bank of earth
was behind them. The spot was 30 feet
from the track. The Stamford special,
which left Stamford at 8:15, made a last
stop at "Williams Bridge at 9:16, before a
rapid run to the Grand Central depot. It
had gained full headway when it reached
the spot where the cartridges were getting
warm. The roadbed there is almost solid
rock. As the third car of the train was
passing the five cartridges exploded and
dug a hole about two feet deep in the rock.
The foreman of the gang, who was standing
within 15 feet, was uninjnred. The 11
laborers and 2 telegraph men, 30 feet away,
bent under a shower of sand and dirt, but
received no great shock. The train passed
on with every window of the last three
cars shattered and trailing.
They were pretty well scared aboard the
train. A shower ot dirt and sand broke the
windows first, forcing the glass inward with
considerable force. At the same time the
entire train seemed to raise in the air as if
struck with an immense force from below,
and to come down with a force that broke
all the rest of the glass, even to the colored
panes in the little ventilators and the
shades of the gas fixtures. The finely
divided glass did a good deal of damage to
faces, hands and clothing.
POLITICS AND PROHIBITION.
Ministers Tackle Both and Nearly End In an
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Philadelphia, February 11. In the
Baptist ministerial meeting to-day these
proceedings took place: Rev. C. T. Morgan
said: "I believe that prohibition can pass
in Pennsylvania with a two-thirds vote of
the people behind it, because it is the child
of the Republican party. I am a Republi
can from the sole of my leet to the last
hair of my head. I believe in no third
party. At the conclusion of Rev. Morgan's
remarks, Dr. Vibbert, of Massachusetts,
who was introduced as a distinguished
temperance worker from that State, was
asked to state his views on the paper read.
He began by saying that if a man was a
Republican from the "sole of his feet to the
last hair of his head," he did not see where
his Christianity came in. He objected to
landing a political party.
The speaker was at this point interrupted
by the hisses and excited cries of the breth
ren, some of which were directed against
the speaker and others against the other
brethren for their lack of courtesy to a vis
itor. Dr. Wayland said in answer to the
latter, that the General had been asked to
speak upon the question at issue and in
ferred that the attack on a political party
wasn't the question. There was no further
discussion worth mentioning.
DIXEI DONE DP IN DIXIE.
Adonis and His Manager Drop 88,000
While Flaying In New Orleans.
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New Oeleans, February 11. Henry E.
Dixey, of "Adonis" fame, and his
manager. Rice, played an outside
engagement during their work here.
They got into a little game on
Thursday night with Levy, a bookmaker at
the races, and Bud Renaud, well-known in
sporting circles., here. They played all
Thursday night and Friday, with several
big bets of $50O or $1,000 as the resnlt.
When the game was settled on Saturday
it was found that Rice and Dixey had lost
something over $8,000, considerably more
than they took in during their engagement
here. When Dixey left on Sunday for Mo
bile Levy and Renaud accompanied the
party to give them their revenge.
BAD FOR THE BURLINGTON.
The Engineers' Striko ainst Have Hart Tery
Chicago, February 11. The Chicago,
Burlington and Quincy Railroad Com
pany to-day issued its statements of earn
ings and expenses for the month of Decem
ber and the year 1888. The gross earnings
for the month were $2,167,673, an increase
of $4,285 over those of the corresponding
period of the previous year. There was an
increase of $318,048 in the operating ex
penses and a decrease of $313,763 in net
For the 12 months ending December 31
the gross earnings were $23,789,167, a de
crease of $3, 786,910, while the net earnings
were $5,985,054, a decrease of $6,378,147 as
compared with 1887.
TWO SKATERS DROWNED.
One li a Daughter of D. R. and Niece ol
Susan B. Anthony.
Leavenworth, February 11. Susan
B., the 16-year-old daughter of Colonel D.
R. Anthony, and Edwin Pierce, son of C,
B. Pierce, were drowned early this evening
while skating on a pdnd on the farm of J.
C. Stone, four miles south of the city. Two
companions, Grace Phillips and Harry
Jewett, were also thrown into the water, but
by strenuous efforts their lives were saved,
but the two first mentioned sank before aid
reached them, and were dead when taken
out Miss Anthony was a niece of her
namesake, Miss Susan B. Anthony.
WORK FOR A DEAD MAN.
Congress Asked to Continue John. 31. Clay
ton's Contest for Breckinridge's Sent.
Washington, February 11. Represen
tative Grosvenor to-day offered a resolntion
relating to recent events in the Second Con
gressional District of Arkansas, which cul
minated in the assassination of Hon. John
M. Clayton, of that State.
After reciting the facts concerning Clay
ton's contest for the seat to be occupied by
Breckinridge, and stating that there is now
no one to prosecute the contest, the resolu
tion asks for a committee of five to be ap
pointed to investigate the matter.
THET HATE OUR BEST WISHES.
The Constitution of the Japanese Empire
Proclaimed Amid Enthusiasm.
Washington, February 11. The Jap
anese, Minister to-day received a telegram
from the Minister of Foreign Affairs of
Japan, saying that the Constitution of the
.Empire was proclaimed by tbe .Emperor in
person, this morning, ainid great enthus
iasm. Mr. Mutsu commnnicatedthe telegram to
Mr. Bayard, who assured him that the peo
ple of Japan had the best wishes of the
Government and people ot the United
A CELESTIAL YISITOE.
A Largo and Brilliant Meteor Descends In
New York State.
Newbubg, N. Y., February 11. A
large meteor fell in the town of Highland,
Orauge county, on the 7th instant. It is de-'!
scribed as very brilliant and in color yellow
tinged with green. It broke into many
small pieces and the snow covering about
an acre was found perforated as with gravel
stones. ,Snow has sicce fallen, covering the
traces, but an investigation is to be made
when it disappears.
Turn Up to AnnSs Stoner In Her
Suit for a Widow's Share of the
BIG BOODIE -LEFT BY MB. LUSK.
In One of a Recent Date She Tells Why
They Had Never Been Married.
HE HATED TO OFFEND HIS SISTER,
Who Had Kindly Frorided Him With a Hone After
He Had Last His Oirn.
Some letters damaging to the cause of
Miss Jennie E. Stoner, of Philadelphia, who
is trying to obtain a wife's share of A. P.
Lusk's estate, at Harrisburg, havs turned
up. In one of them she tells why such a
time had elapsed and Mr. Lusk couldn't
marry her. It is dated five years after the
alleged marriage. On the other hand, two
witnesses were examined yesterday who de
clare Mr. Lusk told them he was married,
and to one of them he introduced Miss Stoner
as his wife.
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Haeeisbubg, February 11. Letters and
evidence of a damaging character to the
claims of Miss Jennie E. Stoner, of Phila
delphia, who alleges she was married to a
rich old bachelor of this city, and is en
titled to a portion of his estate, were sub
mitted at a hearing here to-day. Miss
Stoner has made affidavit that she was
wedded to A. P. Lusk, a distiller worth
about $100,000, on April 12, 1882, and to-day
it was shown by the attorneys for the heirs
of the deceased that she had not only ad
mitted within two years that she was not
married to him, but had written a letter to
his brother-in-law and sister, stating that
they wonld have been married if it had not
been for his affection for his sister, who had
provided him a home after he had lost his
own. This letter was written July 20, 1887,
over five years after the alleged marriage.
Following is an extratt:
HAD LONG WANTED TO MABBT.
"Is Penrose dead? If so, will some one ba
kind enough to write me of his death, when,
and whether he left any message or directions
in regard to our little daughter? For years
Penrose frequently thought we would De mar
ried, and then could not raise the courage to
leave his kind sister while she lived. As I am
not at all in communication with my family,
will not some one be merciful and kind enough
to let me know? If any of you should feel in
clined to tell I; would be so glad to hear of his
last days, if gone, and present his lovely brignt
image a daughter 9 months old the best child
that ever came to earth, so large, strong and
healthy, and yet so sweet and cunning, a great
favorite with everybody.
This letter, which was identified by sev
eral persons familiar with her handwriting,
also acknowledged the receipt of a check
which had enabled her to pay the mortgage
on a property she owned in Philadelphia.
This check, amounting to $2,230, was put in
evidence because it was indorsed by Jennie
WHY THEY HADN'T 3IAEBIED.
A hotel-keeper of this city testified that
Miss Stoner had come io his house about
the month'of October, 1887, and stated that
she had heard Mr. Lusk had remembered
her in his will. At the jame time she de
clared that they would have been .married
but for the interference of his folks.
In one of the letters, in possession of the
opposing attorneys, she complained bitterly
of her straightened circumstances and
pleaded strongly for assistance from Mr.
Lusk to enable her to pav pressing debts.
This letter was written under date of June
16, 1887, and in response to it the alleged
husband, who was then ill, sent her a
check, whose receipt she thankfullv ac
knowledged in the letter of July 20, of the
same year. In the first communication she
said, in addition to herappeals for financial
help, she wanted him to write immediately,
FBANTIC TO SEE HEM.
"I have been almost frantic, and do come.
Do you know whether my parents are both
living? Do not hesitate to tell me if either
is dead, for I think I have given them
Referring to a hoped-for visit from Mr.
Lusk in Philadelphia, she said she would
hang something white out of the window
and watch the train on which he was ex
pected to arrive.
Counsel for the claimant objected to the
reception of the letters as evidence, and the
auditors sitting in the case took- no action
because Mr. Potter, of Philadelphia, one of
the woman's counsel, had to leave for his
home in an early train. Two witnesses
were examined to show that Mr. Lusk had
admitted that he was married. One of
them, Mrs. Hamill, of Philadelphia, testi
fied that he had remained at her house over
night in company with Miss Stoner, whom
he claimed was his. wife.
The woman's attorneys claim that they
have a trunkful of letters of a gushing na
ture, written by Mr. Lusk, which will be
produced at the proper time.
TIRED. OF PETTICOAT RULE.
David Kearr Refuses to Marry Bis Sister
lo-Larr and She Saes Him.
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New Yobk, February 11. Margaret
Louise Williams is suing David Kearr, a
well-to-do "Washington Market man, who
was her late sister's husband, for $10,000
damages for breach of promise of marriage.
The case came to trial to-day in the City
Court, before Judge McGowan and a jury.
The plaintiff is a good-looking young
woman and says that some years ago, at the
age of 16, she was betrayed. She came to
this city, and frequently visited her married
sister. On one occasion, she says, her
brother-in-law insisted on seeing her home,
despite her protests, and began an intimacy
with her that extended over a number of
years. She says that when her sister died
he promised to marry her. He says he
didn't There had been a qnarrel between
them over a third woman named Jennie.
Miss Williams went on to say that Kearr
had told her that his income was $30,000 a
year. He lived with her from November
1887, until last April, and then said he
would not marry or again "tie himself to
petticoats." When she threatened to bring
an action, he said, according to her testi
mony, that he would pay men to swear
against her and send her to the island, and
that he would get Judge Duffy and others
to help him. Both sides agreed that "Jen
nie's" full name should not be mentioned,
as she is trying to live down her shame in
an adjoining State. The trial will continue,
IHINKS HE WAS DECEITED.
A Cnnton Man Suing for Part of the Price"
Paid for a Gold ailne.
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Canton, February 11. Albert Ball,
President of the Gold Ball Mining Com
pany, of Sawyer's Bun, California, has
commenced action in court here for $10,000
against James Keane and Mark Bradley.
Ball, whose home is here, bought the
gold mine from Keane through Bradley,
for $25,000, and claims damages on tho
round that the property did not prove to
e what it was represented.