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By Mr. Hills, "VTlio DecMeS
tlieAldricli Tariff Bill
HAS W BIGHT TO EXIST.
Tne House Claims the Sole Eight by
law to Do Such Work.
ANOTHER TAEIPP BILL TUBNS UP,
Mr. JIcMMin Has & Pocket Edition of the
i illills Bill to Present
THE MIKORITI TAKES TIME TO CONFER
The House "Ways and Means Committee
reported back the Senate Finance Commit
tee's tariff substitute yesterday. In doing
so they caused a sensation. They respect
fully ask to return, the measure to the
Senate, with the information, politely con
veyed, that to the House alone, under the
Constitution, belongs the right to formulate
tariff bills. In reply to this the minority of
the committee, Republicans, hare as yet
nothing to say, being among those who were
"Washington, February 15. Mr. Milk,
of Texas, from the Committee on "Ways and
Means, to-day reported back the Mills tariff
bill with the Senate amendment, and by
direction of the Speaker it was referred to
the Committee of the "Whole. Mr. Mills
also reported the following resolution, which
he said presented a question of privilege,
and the consideration of which, he said, he
would ask the House to enter upon on Tues
.Resolved, Tnat the substitution by the Sen
ate, under the form of an amendment for the
bill of the House No. 9031 (the Mills bill), of
another and different bill containing a general
revision of the laws, imposing impost duties
and internal taxes, is in conflict with the true
intent and purpose ot section 7, article L, of
the Constitution, and that said bill be returned
to the Senate with the respectful suggestion
that said section rests in the House of Repre
sentatives the sole power to originate such a
.Mr. McKinley, of Ohio, said the Consti
tutional objection raised by the majority of
the committee to a reduction of the revenue
had been called to the attention of the com
mittee only this morning. He therefore re
served the minority right to file their views.
WHAT THE BEPOBT CONTAINS.
The report of the Committee on Ways and
Means upon the Senate amendments' raises
the Constitutional point that the bill, as it
came from the Senate, is a violation of the
provisions of the Constitution allowing the
.House ot .representatives power to origin
ate reve-ue bills. Therefore the accom
panying resolution directs the return of the
bill to the Senate. The remainder of the re
port is -devoted to an explanation of the
points of difference between the Senate and
House bills and an argument intended to
prove that the Senate bill is in no sense a
proper amendment of the House bill.
The committee, at its meeting this morn
ing, practically decided to report a bill
making an estimated reduction in the reve
nues of about 570.000,000. After reading
the report on the Senate tariff bill, submit
ted this morning, the committee took up for
consideration a revenue reduction bill
offered by Mr. McMillin, of Tennessee. The
bill' was read through, but pending a vote
thehour of adjournment arrived and the
SIMILAB TO THE MILLS BILL.
The McMillin bill is substantially the
same as the Mills bill, with the exception
that the cotton and chemical schedules of
the latter bill arc struck out, as is also the
iron schedule with the exception of the pro
visions relating to pig iron, railroad ties,
structural iron and tin plate. The free list
in the McMillin bill is almost identical
with that of the Mills bill. It does not in
clude .molasses, laces for hats and sponges,
which were perhaps the princirml articles
placed on the free list by the Senate Finance '
uomtmttee. une or two articles which were
on the free list in the Senate bill and were
not included in the free list of the Mills
bill are added to the free list of the latter,
but it is said by a member of the majority
of the committee that there are only a very
few articles on the Senate bill's free list
not pn the free list of the Mills bill.
SEVEKE ON THE SENATE.
The report of the committee, in referring
to the Senate Finance Committee, says:
They no longer contend, as in former years,
thar Congress, in laying duties, should dis
criminate in favor oi the home producer to
an extent sufficient to cover the difference in
the' cost of production, but they now demand
that the tax shall be so high as to prohibit the
importation of foreign goods, in order that the
home market shall be kept for the home pro
ducers, where they may combine and sell to
the Some consumer at prices as high as the
traffic will bear. And this they are pleased to
call "protection to American industry." The
industry they are protecting is the industry of
robbing the taxpayers, limiting production,
locking out. discharging and starving labor.
The policy of the party represented by the
Finance Committee is a policy of restriction
not only against importation of products, but
restriction acainst the distribution of wealth
among the masses by permitting them to buy
where they can buy cheapest and sell where
they can sell highest It Is a restriction against
the employment ot labor a restriction against
demand for employment and better wages. It
is contended by them that if we exclude for
eign imports our own manufacturers and their
workmen trill supply them, and that will give
employment to our own people.
FIGURES MADE TO TALK.
The report then adduces figures and
statistics of the operation ot the tariff law in
past years, to meet the Senate's contention,
and declares that those years which showed
decreasing importations were among the
darkest in our industrial history. It is con
tended that reduced duties mean larger ex
portation, and that increased importations
mean increased prosperity; that 90 per cent
of the goods consumed in the United States
are produced at a lower cost than in "foreign
countries, which is a sufficient answer to the
scarecrow that free importation would result
in ruining our industries and labor.
It is said that reduction in rates will in
crease the importation of the articles now
imported, constituting less than G per cent
of the consumption, but it would not bring
to thiscountry any of the articles now pro
duced at home, because they can be and are
produced and sold here cheaper than thev
can be produced abroad, and imported and
sold here in competition with our own.
Manufacturers favor high duties because
they enable them to combine upon prices far
in excess or ordinary profits.
AID FOE TOE CONSUMER.
The lowering of duties will not increase
the importation of any of the articles which
we manufacture at home. But it will lower
the price of these articles to tho consumer.
It will inci ease the importation of certain
kinds of raw materials or partially manu
. factured materials, and of such manufac
tured articles as can not be produced here.
The committee say:
We therefore ran not consent to ''the barrl.
era" which have been so unhesitatingly erected
by the substitute of the Senate. The policy
defined and declared by the Finance Committee
is destructive of all American industries ex
cept that of the building and privileged
classes, who are to bo enriched and kept so by
aprostltutlon of the taxing power of the Gov.
eminent. It prohibits importation, prohibits
exportation, prohibits employment, locks out
and distresses labor, and' promotes destitution
and suffering throughout the land.
The Senate bill has changed the ad valorem
rates wherever it could be done, and substi.
tuted specific rates in their stead. Till change
will reduce and simplify the laws, but increase
pal mystify them. It ft for that purpose that
TT"T8WFinSOie&H ryifrVP- -?rW&Z$tfW'W-r .$('';
thepeclBcx IsaisooV audit Is becanse the
ad valorem tax will not answer that purpose
that it is condemned by those who favor high
rate! taxation. As a justification for the
many changes from ad valorem to specific rates
by the Finance Committee, it is charged that
"enormous frauds" have been perpetrated
under- the ad valorem system. Frauds are not
the product of any particular system, and no
system is exempt from them. Fraud is the
product of taxation, and its evidences are to be
seen in all systems and at all rates, high and
low, and the number and magnitude of the
frauds are measured by the amount of the
burden imposed upon the taxpayer and the
facility for its evasion.
The report Bays that there is no good
reason why the sugar bounty provision of
the Senate bill should be adopted, and con
cludes with the statement that there will
really be no reduction in customs revenue
under the provisions of the Senate sub
stitute. DOING A BUSHING BUSINESS.
Senate Passes 41 Individual Pension
Bills in 13 Minutes.
"Washington, February 15. The Senate
to-day took up the individual pension bills
on the calendar and passed all of them, 41
in number, accomplishing the task in 12
minutes. The consideration of the Texas
outrages resolution was resumed at 2.-2B, and
Mr. Coke proceeded with his argument
against the resolution.
Without finishing his speech Mr. Coke
yielded the floor -to Mr. Gibson, who of
fered resolntionexpressing the sorrow of the
Senate at the death of the late Representa
tive Bobertson, of Louisiana, and proceeded
to eulogize the life and character of the de
ceased member. After appropriate re
marks by Senators Eustia and Reagan the
Senate, at 4:45, as a further mark of respect,
adjourned till to-morrow.
SURE TO ADD FOUR STATES.
The House Refuses to Reconsider Its Action
on the Territorial Bill.
"Washington, February 15. By a vote
of 144 to 109 the House tabled the motion to
reconsider the vote by which the conferees
on the Territorial bill were instructed to
consent to the admission of South Dakota
by proclamation, and without another vote
on division. The remaining instruction
relative to the admission of North Dakotu,
Montana and "Washington by proclamation
was agreed to without division, and the bill
again sent to conference, after the adoption
of the preliminary instruction clause by a
vote of Teas, 149; navs, 101.
The 'House then" passed the Senate bill
appropriating $250,000 for the protection of
American interests in Panama.
In a Fair War to be Sold.
fSTECIXI. TXLIOHAM TO THE DISPATCH!. 3
"Washington, February 15. The bill
introduced the other day by Senator Cam
eron, providing for the sale by auction of
the Government property on Garrison alley
and Penn avenue, Pittsburg, was favor
ably reported to the Senate to-day from the
Committee on Military Affairs.
GOFF MUST BE SEATED.
That is the Cry of the West Virginia Repub
lican Clubs Resolutions Adopted
Denouncing: tbo Tactics of the
rSFECTIL TXLXOBXM TO THE SISFATCH.l
Pabkebsbtjbg, February 15. The State
League of Republican Clubs met in con
vention here to-day. Nearly 100 clubs were
represented, and upward of 500 delegates
were in attendance. The present status of
political affairs in the State was discussed
at length, and much feeling was manifested
on the subject A series of very strong res
olutions denouncing the course pursued by
the Democrats were unaniniouslyadopted.
The resolniions.after reciting that General
Goff was legally elected Governor, and that
the Democrats are guilty of treason in at
tempting to deprive bimof hisseat,continue:
Resolved. That it is the sense of this league
that Hon. Nathan Goff should, on the 4th day
of March next, quality and assume the duties
of the office of Governor; that the fact that his
'right to hold the same is contested by a man
whose strongest plea is that he didnoteet
votes enough, and the pretense of illezalRe
publican votes, does not impair his right or
duty to hold the office until removed by the
sentence of the conrt created by the Constitu
tion to determine such cases in the manner
prescribed by law. Common decency, if noth
ing else, would seem to dictate that this great
shame which is sought to be brought upon the
State, should at least be deferred until the
form of law has been complied with.
Resolved, That it Is the judgment of this
league that the Republican members of the
Legislature should not aid in extending the
session of a Legislature, the Democratic ma
jority in which have shown themselves more
partisan and unfair than any Legislature
which ever-assembled in this State.
The action of the Governor in issuing cer
tificates to the Democratic rather than the
Republican Congressional candidates was
also denounced. An appeal was made to
the people of the State to enter a protest in
MOST FIGHT OKCE MORE.
Itlycr Refuses to Consent to LeaTins; it bs a
Chicago, February.15 McAuliffe must
fight Myer agaiu or forfeit his share of the
$5,000 stake money. Myer and his backer,
Alf Kennedy, came up from Streator this
evening, and entered formal protest
against taking down the money at stake
in the recent world's championship
lightweight prize fight at North Judson.
Such a proceeding within 72 hours after the
fight was Myer's privilege under the arti
cles of agreement, and the money therefore
remains in the hands of the stakeholder,
The articles stipulated that either narty
might demand another meeting in case of a
draw, or, if both were willing, to take down
the money. McAuliffe says he is willing
and ready to decide the matter.
The Bicycle Score.
New Yoek, February 1C After 40
hours of riding the three leaders of the
women bicyclists at 1 o'clock this morning
were: Stanley, 519; Von Blumen 491;
are given to
the vublic in
to-morrow's Dispatch byabrigJU young lady
xclto penetrated thesacred precincts of lltit fa
mous woman's club. Headers should remember
that thltis the first report of a meeting of the
Sorofis ever printed.
For To-Day Only.
"Who ever heard of men's fine tailor-made
suits selling for fG? The price is ridicu
lously low, and what is more remarkable
the value is there too. For to-day only we
will, sell men's fine tailor-made suit's in
cheviots and cassimeres, about 30 different
styles, worth fully 515, for 50. The patterns
are iq checks, stripes, broken plaids and
many neat effects, and they are rare bar
gains indeed. We expect a big rush, but
we'll have on hand an extra force of sales
men to wait on you. This 5G suit sale for
to-day only, at the P. C. C. C, cor.Grant
and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court
B. t B.
Handkerchiefs New styles, beautiful
shear linen, with-3-inch colored border, 25c,
and stylish. See them.
Boqgs & Buhl, Allegheny.,
Dunlap's and all other leading styles of
spring hats to-day at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s,
28 Fifth avenue.
Our representative, Miss McGowan, will
be at the Anderson from February 18 to 23,
where she will be pleased to show to the
ladies of Pittsburg and Allegheny onr
spring and summer styles In infanta and
children's fine wear.
E. A, Mobkison,
833 Broadway, New York.
DPNLAP'a and all other leading styles of
spring hats to-day at C, A, Smiley. $ Co.'g,
28 Fifth avenue.
TEEl'. HTTSBTJBG- DISPATCH,' SATTJBEAYj
Wffl. DO THEIR DUTY.
The Legislature Will Investigate tho
Penitentiary it the
PKESEST INQUIRY SATISFIES IT-
That it is Merely Being Held for White
APPB0PBIATI0H BlIiLS TO BE PUSHED,
Being Vetoed alter the Lcgiihv
The Legislature is waiting for the result
of the pending inquiry at the penitentiary.
If it appears to be merely a whitewashing
scheme,' the people's representatives will at
once reopen the investigation. The appro
priation bills will Je carefully guarded this
session, and will be passed in such time as
to allow the Legislature to take final
action on. them, if they are veted by the
IFBOlf A ETAFr OpBBESPOXSXXT.l
Harbisbtjbg, February 15. The "West
ern penitentiary appeared before. the.Legifr- I
lature again this morning in the shape of a
resolution introduced by Captain Skinner,
of Fulton county, proposing a joint com
mittee of the Legislature to investigate ser
ious charges he was prepared to lay before
the committee when appointed. His resol
ution also contemplated the withholding of
all appropriations until the matter had
been fully sifted. After considerable good
tempered debate the resolution was referred,
with Captain Skinner's indorsement, to
the Committee on Appropriations, the mo
tion to that effect being made by Mr. Mar
shall, of Allegheny, seconded by Mr. Nes
bit The position taken by Messrs, Marshall,
Graham and Chairman Dearden, was that
the proposed investigation was premature,
in view of the fact that the report of the in
vestigation of the Board of Inspectors was
not yet before the Legislature. "When that
report was made intelligent action could be
Chairman Dearden said .he and the other
members ot the Appropriation Committee
had given certainly as much thought to the
"Western Penitentiary as any other members
of the House and would do their duty. He
wished to see a prima facie case established
before making a definite move. The com
mittee couldn't afford to go on a wild goose
chase. Captain Skinner said it was charged
by newspapers and reputable citizens of
Pittsburg that the investigation of the in
spectors was merely for whitewashing pur
poses. Mr. Graham defended the inspectors
as honorable and high minded gentlemen,
and Captain Skinner responded that the
charges weren't his. SIMPSON.
AFEAID OP THE VETO.
Appropriation Bills to be Passed Early to
Give a Chance to Save Them.
FBOJI A STAFF CORRESFONDEST.i
HAEBisBrBO, February 16. The present
Legislature does not propose to abdicate its
functions, so far at controlling appropria
tions is concerned, in favor of the Governor,
who two years ago vetoed a number of ap
propriations to various institutions after the
close of the session. The Legislature hav
ing adjourned, his action could not be
nullified. This year the Governor will not
be given an opportunity to have the final
say on bills of this character, unless he api
proves them, as the House Committee on"
Appropriations will push them to an early
passage, so as to get them in the hands of
the Governor several weeks before the final
adjournment He will then have the option
of signing them, allowing them to become
laws by the expiration of the ten days
allowed for the examination of bills, while
the Legislature is in session, or return them
to the House in which they originated with
his objections. In the latter event the Legis
lature could overrule his veto with a two
third vote and save the appropriation.
The House Committee on Appropriations
is exceedingly active, and in less than thiee
weeks expects to have all the bills in its
possession before the House. "With this ob
ject in view, sub-committees have been ap
pointed to inquire into the needs of the
several institutions that have made applica
tion for State aid and have not received the
favorable action of the committee. These
committees have been granted leave of ab
sence for the whole of next week, and are
expected to complete their work in that
time. The General Committee will, the
following week, discuss the result of their
investigation and make prompt disposition
of the bill. The appropriations demanded
aggregate about 6,000,000 and in a number
of instances they have been reduced CO per
cent The amount asked for will probably
be reduced about 52,000,000.
A prominent member of the committee is
authority for the statement that the Legis
lature will not adjourn until it has had an
opportunity to pass on the objections to ap
propriation bills if the Governor should ex
ercise the veto power on any ol them.
DOfl'T WANT TO FIGHT.
International Difficulties to bo Peaceably
v Bellied by Arbitration.
ISPICIAL TBLMRAM TO THE DISPATqt.l
Habbisbdbo, February 15. In the
House to-day Mr. Garrett, of Delaware, of
fered the following, which was adopted:
Resolved, By the Senate and House of Rep
resentatives of Pennsylvania, that our Senators
be instructed and our Representatives in Con
gress be earnestly requested to use all proper
means to secure the passage of a law
that shall authorize the President of tho United
States to take the proper steps for concluding
uitli the Government of Great Britain a treaty
which shall stipulate that any differences or
disputes arising between the two Governments
which cannot be adjusted by diplomatic
agenev snail oe rcicrreuioa court ot arbitra
tion, which shall provide for the settlement of
all International difficulties which may arise,
without resorting to the cruel methods ot war
Resolved, That we invite the co-operation of
the Legislatures of the different States to join
us in calling the attention of their respective
members of Congress to the importance of
speedy action on some of the measures now
before Congress for international arbitration.
TOOK AN APPEAL
An ImportantTest Case Carried to tho United
States Supreme Court.
fSrlCIAL TXLBGIU.U TO THB DISPATCH.l
Haebisbubo, February 15. Attorney
General Kirkpatrick was to-day notified
that the case against the Delaware Division
Canal Company, which was recently decided
in favor of the Commonwealth by the State
Supreme Court had been appealed to the
United States Supreme Court. Theappealis
based partly on the alleged violation of the
Federal Constitution by the Impairment of
the obligation of contracts by the, effort to
collect the tax on loans.
The amount involved in this decision of
the State Supreme Court and in that of the
Chester City municipality case, both of
which were decided in favor of the State, is
from $600,000 to $700,Q00 for the years 1886,
1887 and 1888.
A Grist of Bills.
tFEOM A STAFF COKRXSFOITDKNT.
Habbisbtjbg, February 15. There have
been introduced in the House 560 bills, of
which 367 have been reported from commit
tee. Between 60 and 70 of these haye been
Taxlas Foreign Lobar,
fSFKCIAI. TXLXaRAM TO TBI SISTATCB
Habbisbubo, .Febrnary 15. In the
House to-day a favorable report was made
on the bill 'requiring corporations or indi
viduals employing unnaturalized foreign
labor to pay a tax for every person t so em
ployed, with .an amendment reducing the
tax from 25 to 15 cents, and excepting per
sons who have taken out their first papers.
Sub-Committees Appointed to Visit -Institutions
Asking; for Btuto Aid.
tFEOM A STAFF COEBXSrOKSXNT.
Habbisbubo, February 15. Chairman
Dearden to-day obtained leave of absence
for the Appropriation Committee for all of
next week. The committee has been divided
into sub-committees for all next of week.
Messrs. Loomis,Haiisett,Cory and Marion
will visit the charitable institutions in
Blair, Beaver, "Westmoreland, Crawford
and Lawrence counties; Messrs. Thompson,
Billingsley, Baldwin, Fow and Marshall
will visit those institutions in Pittsburg
and Allegheny, the penitentiary, free dis
pensary, Mercy Hospital, Home of the
.FrJehdless,Home-fbr Aged Colored "Women,
Hospital for Children, Children's Aid So
cietyund the Society to Prevent Cruelty to
Dr. Neff and Messrs. Marshall. Loomis,
Lemon and Andrews will vlsitlO charitable
institutions in Philadelphia not yet re
ported -on." Messrs. Lemon, Losey and
Corey 'will investigate the- institutions in
Lycoming and McKean; Messrs. Dickinson,
Losey and Sands will investigate the insti
tutions in Lebanon, Berks, Lancaster and
Montgomery;' Messrs. Taggart, Potts and
McCormick.will investigate the institutions
in Lackawanna and Lehigh.
DBESSED BEEF IN OHIO.
Four Bills Introduced In tbe Boajie for Its
Inspection The Authors Are Hope
ful of Favorable Action
An Adverse Senate.
tSFZCIAI. TXLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Coltmbps, February 16. Since the
overwhelming defeat of what was known as
the Geyser beef inspection bill in the Senate
last week there has been a tendency to trans
fer the agitation to the lower House. There
are no further bills of the character before
the Senate, and a majority of the members
are individually onrecord as being opposed
to any measure which will require the in
spection of beef on, foot within the State,
claiming tbat.it would be unjust not only to
the larger shippers from Chicago, St Louis,
Pittsburg and otherpoints,but that itwouldV
be an Impracticable law. There are at pres
ent four such .bills before the House, three
of which provide" for the inspection of all
stock intended lor ioou on toot, ana one oi
them requires the inspection of dressed beef
The latter bill, which was introduced by
Representative Ankney, authorizes the
Governor to appoint inspectors in all or as
many oi the towns and cities of the State as
he may deem proper, whose duty it shall be
to inspect the meat which is ottered for sale
and condemn any which is considered unfit
for food, and any person found disposing of
meat which is not up to a certain standard
is to be fined not more than 91,000 nor les3
than $100, and suffer a brief imprisonment.
The other three bills provide for the inspec
tion of all beef and other animals intended
for food, on foot, and authorizes the authori
ties in cities, towns and townships to ap
point inspectors for the purpose, as many as
maybe required. The exception is made
in the measures that in case of farmers, who
raise their own cattle and butchers who do
the same, there shall be no inspection re
quired. These measures are all in the committees
of the House, and the authors express the
opinion that each of their bills will be
recommended for passage. The bills, or
some one of them, ma) meet with favor in
the Lower House, 'n amended form, so as to
include the best features of nil.
ALAS, POOR FIOEiDA.
There is Wailing and No Money In the Land
of the Orange.
Commercial Agent Sproul, of the Chicago
and Alton road, yesterday received a letter
from a friend in Jacksonville, Fla., in
which he said:
This is decidedly an off year for the State,
though they would lead one tojbelieve that tbe
opposite is true. At this season of the year
Jacksonville is usually thronged with people,
but a stranger on the streets these days is a
rare thing. Tbe stores are deserted. Many of
them are closed, or shopkeepers sit idly by do
ing nothing. Rents have fallen remarkably
and vacant bouses are abundant. Just across
the river not one of the houses is occupied.
What is true of this city can be applied to
the whole State. Florida is practically dead,
and yellow jack has been the cause of the de
pression. A -'large portion of the Southern
part of the State Is submerged with water, and
the land is rendered useless. Alas, poor Flor
ida, how are tbe mighty fallen!
Young Tnrrcll Released.
Marion C. Turrell, the young Alle
ghenian who was sent to jail for forgery
committed at Tarentum last December, was
released yesterday and returned to his
home, The case, which was a particularly
sad one was published in this paper on
Monday. Burgess McC6rmick, who made
the information, withdrew the charge when
he learned that it was the first offense and
that young Turrell had been driven by
despair to commit tbe crime.
Nailers' Wages Talc e a Prop.
Beading, February 15. At Birdsboro
to-day the Broode Iron Company posted no
tices in their nail works, where they employ
300 hands, that owing to the, low prices of
nails they would be obliged to reduce the
cost of manufacture in order to continue
running. The employes are asked to accept
a reduction, commencing March 1. The
amount is not stated. The firm has already
reduced the wages of its puddlers from $3 25
to S3 per ton.
Dr. Orr Keeps It Up.
At an early hour this morning Dr. H. B.
Orr sends to the press another open letter,
saying he is not through with 0'Mara and
McAleese, but will yet prove all he set out
to Know against them. He again says he
had no faith in the police hoard he refused
to appear before with witnesses, and makes
allegations which, until there is some legal
proof to base them on, are entirely improper
Two Bis Balls.
Glendon Lodge No. 04, of the Amal
gamated Association, composed of the
strikers at Dilworth, Porter & Co.'s mill,
held their annual ball.at Odd Fellows' and
Turner halls, Southside, last night Fully
3,000 persons were present at both halls, and
an enjoyable evening was passed. The pro
ceeds' of the entertainments are- for the
benefit of the strikers.
Tbe Alpine Quartet Concert.
The Alpine Quartet,assisted by the Central
B. P. Choral Society, gave an entertaining
concert last night at tne Central B. P.
Church, Allegheny, Mr, S. M. Brown act
ing as accompanist. Two recitations by
Mr. S. Kingston were also rendered.
The Pennsylvania road will build new
depots at Jeannette, Boup and Swissvale
this summer, costing about $6,000 apiece.
Fifteen wooden bridges on the Southwest
branch will be replaced at a cost of $70,000.
They Chanced the Polling; Place,
An order of court was made yesterday
changing the polling place of the First dis
trict of the Sixth ward, Pittsburg, from Ho.
242 Fifth avenue, to the office of Alderman
Nolan, No. 17 Forbes street,
HUnLINu, fully titerfbinrtMnorrv?s
Dispatch. -The rules ana diagrams will ena
ble new beginners to soon perfect themselves in
SAMPAN WHITE B00E,
Giving Germany's Official Statement
of the Troubles at Apia.
NO TREATIES- WERE VIOLATED,
Bat the Military Measures ere Simply
KLEIN, THE AMERICAN, TOO PfiOMINENT.
French Journalist Befosts a
Challenge to Fight
Germany has issued a "White Book on the
Samoan affair. Americans and Englishmen
are charged withprovokingconflicls between
the belligerent natives and the modest and
peace-loving Germans. It is admitted that
existing treaties preclude the annexation of
Samoa, but it is claimed that necessary re
prisals were not in conflict with the spirit
of these agreements. The Italians blame
German Socialists with causing the recent
riots in Rome. M. Bochefort, the Parisian
journalist, has, strange' to say, refused an
invitation to pistols and coffee.
Beelkt, February 15. In the Beichstag
to-day a White Book in reference to the
Samoa.matter was introduced. It comprises
44 documents, extending from December 8,
1886. to February 5,1889. Among the
documents relating to recent events is the
report of the German Consul at Apia, dated
February 24, 1888. It describes the en
deavors of Americans and Englishmen to
provoke conflicts. A dispatch dated Sep
tember, 1888, deals with the revolt of
Mataafa and the support given to him by
Captain Leary.TJ. S. K.
After an account of the attack upon the
Germans on December 18 comes a telegram
from Count Herbert Bismarck, dated' Janu
ary 1, 1889, to the .German Ministers at
'Washington and London, directing them to
inform Secretary Bayard and Lord Salis
bury respecting the attack, and ordering the
Minister at "Washington to complain to the
United States Government that the Ameri
can Klein was prominent in the fighting.
The Ministers were further instructed to de
clare that Germany adhered to her treaties
and would respect the rights founded
thereon, and they were to appeal to both
governments to co-operate actively with
Germany and re-establish tranquility.
On January 8 Count Herbert Bismarck
telegraphed to the German Consul at Apia
that on account of an agreement with the
United States and Great Britain the annex,
ation of Samoa by Germany was out of the
question. A dispatch sent to the German
embassies at London and "Washington on
January 13 states that the object of the
military measures against Mataafa and his
partisans was to punish the murderers of
German soldiers and to secure to German
subjects the possession of their property.
A document dated February 2, which was
sent by Connt Herbert Bismarck to Ad
miral Baron Yon Der Goltz, Chief of the
German Admiralty, says:
Germany is not at war with Samoa, as the
term is understood by international law, but
she regards Tamascse as the rightful ruler and
Mataafa as a rebel, against whom and his fol
lowers retaliation must be enforced. Anyone
standing by them is a promoter of the conflict
between them and the Germans and must take
Count Herbert concludes by declaring
that nothing is changed in the legal, position
oi foreign subjects in Samoa.
The White Book ends with a long report
from the German Consul at Apia. The re-
Sort is dated January 4, and has 13 appen
ices dealing with events from December
A MODEST DEHAKD.
These record that on December 19, Mat
taafa, in a humble letter, sought to open
negotiations with the Consul, but would
not surrender himself, although pledges
were ziven that his life would be snared.
In a subsequent letter Mataafa promises to
surrender in the presence of the British and
American Consuls. The German Consul
declined to entertain the Offer.
On November 24 Prince Bismarck sent a
telegram saying that if 'the vindication of
Tamasese was impossible, the utmost ad
vances shguld be made to reconcile him
with Mataafa, On December 3 Dr. Knappe
reported that the American commander at
Apia was stirring up tne natives against tne
Germans. On December 17 Mr. Blacklock
complained that drunken sailors from the
German man-of-war Olga bad committed
outrages in Apia, entering houses and
wounding men and women. Dr. Knappe
reported later that foreigners had spread a
rumor that the Germans had been forbidden
to interfere. This rumor had the effect of en
couraging the natives, ,vho stoned German
sailors and destroyed German properties.
In January, 1889, Prince Bismarck notified
Dr. Knappe that reprisals were necessary,
but only such as were consonant witlwthe
treaties with England and America. The
Chancellor said, "Because Mataafa assaulted
Tamesese we shall interfere only by succor
ing Tamasese. "-
Prince Bismarck charged Dr. Knappe to.
entreat the other foreign Consuls to com
bine in order to restore peace.
' GEFFCKES GETTING BACK.
He Will Snc tho Imperial Frosecntor for
Violation of Seereey.
Mdkich, February 15. It-is stated that
Prof. Geffcken has initiated anaction against
the imperial prosecutor for violation of
secrecy in private correspondence and for
the unauthorixed publication of intellectual
It is also stated that he is preparing to
issue a pamphlet at Zurich entitled "Bis
marck and the Imperial Tribunal."
Don't Care to Fight.
Paris, February 15. M. Bochefort has
been challenged to fight a duel by M.
Pilotcll, a French artist residing in Loudon,
but has refused to accept tbe challenge.
The trouble was caused by an insulting
article written by Bochefort criticising
Pilotell's caricature, of General Boulanger.
Will Impench the Ministry.
Buchabest, February 15. In the
Chamber of Deputies to-day the vote of yes
terday rejecting the motion to impeach the
Brntiano Ministry was confirmed. A
fresh motion to impeach the ministry was
thereupon introduced, the charees against
the Cabinet's loreign policy being omitted.
Tuey Usually Do,
Paeis, February 15 The fourth draw
ing of the Panama Canal lottery bonds of
1888 took place to-day. There w a large
public attendance. M. Brunet explained
that owing to the position of the company
it was necessary to suspend the drawings of
other issues. The best prizes fell to the
Germnns Causing; Trouble In Rome.
Bome, February 15. Premier "Crisp! has
complained to Prince Bismarck that revela
tions showed that prominent German
Socialists consorted with Frenchmen in
causing the agitation in Borne.
To Rednce the Deficit.
Madbid, February ,5, The Bepublican
General Villacampa has died in prison.
The Government has decided to sell the
famous Torreyieja salt mines jn order to re
duce the budget deficit.
. Disgruntled Autocrat.
Vienha, February 15. Much comment
has been caused here by the news of the
holding of a Ettssiatt '. court balL It is
stated that.the Czarina tried to prevent it,
but that the Czar insisted upon holding the
ball because of .similar action in Austria
during Russia's mourning period. The,
Danish Embassy alone was invited to the
Manifestos to be Issued In Heplr to .General
Pabis, Febrnary 15. M. Meline paid a
voluntary visit to President Carnot late
this evening and expressed his willingness
to form a Cabinet.
M. Felix Pyat places the whole trouble
to the credit of M. Ferry, He says that M.
Floqnet was half dupe, half accomplice and
played into M. Ferry's hands.
At a meeting of the Extreme'Left, at
which M. Clemenceau presided, a commit
tee was appointed to prepare a manifesto in
reply to General Boulanger's address of
yesterday to the Electors of Departments of
the Seine. The committee drafted a mani
festo in which the Opportunists were de
nounced as the authors of the downfalLof
At a meeting of the Radical Left it was
decided to co-operate with the Extreme Left
in issuing a manifesto and a combined
meeting of the two groups was held for the
purpose. At this meeting the draft pre
pared by the committee was read. A heated
discussion followed. After a long debate
the meeting, being unable to come to an
agreement, adjourned nntil Saturday.
Boldly Defends Bis Course and Demands a
Tote of Confluence.
Eome, February 15. In the course of a
debate in the Chamber of Deputies to-day
on Signor Bonghhl's motion of confidence
that the Government would repress further
disorders in Bome with the greatest en
ergy, Premier Crispi said that
the recent riots in this city were not in ques
tion so much as the whole policy of the
Government. In several capitals of Europe
similar disorders had occurred, but had
not occasioned protracted Parliamentary
debates. The fact was the opposition' had
seized this chance to attempt to overthrow
the Government. In conclusion the Premier
It is for this Chamber to jndge of my con
duct. I see nothing in it to alter. I always
will gorem with the greatest faith in a system
of liberty combined with public order. If my
policy is not confirmed by in explicit vote of
confidence I shall not stay here another Quarter
of an hour.
Sir Charles Tapper Says Canada Will AN
ways bo an English Colony.
London, February 15. Sir Charles Tap
per, speaking at a banquet to-night, said he
was amused at the report of the retirement
of Sir John McDonald from the Canadian
Premiership and the union of Canada with
America. He hoped the day was far re
mote when Sir John McDonald would be
"While desiring friendly communication
with the United States he thought it un
likely that question of annexation of
Canada would never be seriously considered
by the latter country, which would ever re
main a British colony.
WIND0M JOINS THE PILGRIMS.
The Ex-Secretary Starts for Indianapolis
to Secure His Old Job.
rSriCIAI. TELEGRAM 10 THX DISPATCH.1
New Tokk, Febrnary 15. William
"Windom left New York yesterday morning
for Indianapolis, which interesting political
center he visits on the invitation
of General Harrison. It is under
stood that he is to receive the
offer of the Treasury portfolio. He still
votes in Minnesota, though,, for several
years his business interests have kept
him in New York. The friends of ex
Senator Piatt appear to be in a comfortable
frame of mind, and no ways fearful that
their favorite is in the soup. All ot the
justification that Is tangible for this feeling
lies in the report that is going about of the
following brief dialogue:
Fnend of Mr. Piatt Senator, what is all this
talk about you and the Navy Department?
Would you take that portfolio?
Senator Piatt Would you refuse it if it wa
offered to youf
F. of Mr. P. freflectivelvl We-l-L n-o.
Senator Aldrich, of Michigan, was at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel this evening, and
was asked what they knew in "Washington
about the Cabinet. "They don't know any
more in Washington than they do here," he
"Do yon think they know any more in
Indianapolis than they do here?"
"Not much, I guess. My belief is that
Blaine and Wanamaker are the only men
whom General Harrison has decided upon."
Senator Miller was at tho Jb nth Avenue
Hotel, too. In the center of a considerable
croup he raised himself on tip-toe to in
quire: "Do I look like a distributor of
THE BURLINGTON SIGNS, .
Only Two Roads Left to Come Into the Pro
(SrSCIAL TELEOEAit TO TBE DISPATCH.
Cuicauo, February .15. President P.er
kins, of the C, B. & Q. Boad, to-day signed
the agreement for the proposed Inter-State
Railway Association, and it is now believed
that the proposed combination among the
western roads is an assured fact. The first
news of the changed attitudeof the Burling
ton was received early to-day in Boston.
Prices on the New York Stock Exchange
took a plunge upward, Burlington scoring
an advance of three 'points and closing at
In Chicago, however, the report that
President Perkins had signed the agree
ment wasn't believed until late in the day,
when it was officially confirmed. President
Hughitt, Chairman of the Committee on
Signatures, removed all doubts aa to the
authenticity of the report, declaring to Toe
Dispatch reporter that the agreement
had finally been signed by President Per
kins, The directors of the Illinois Central
road will meet in New York early next
week and decide what position that road
will take. It is believed, however, that they
will direct President Fish to sign the agree
ment. The Denver and Fort "Worth and
the Denver and Bio Grande roads have
signed the agreement, and It is believed that
when the Presidents get together next Tues
day it will develop that not more than one
or two roads have failed to sign.
A Big BInzo at Nashville.
Nashville, February 15. The Union
Stock Yards here was burned to the ground
this afternoon. The fire then spread to a
hotel and consumed or partially consumed
eight other storehouses, dwellings and. sta
bles, amounting to an approximate loss of
860,000, with $10,000 insurance.
Lafayette Sophomore Suspended.
Easton, Feljruary 15. The sophomores
of Lafayette College were suspended last
night by the faculty for hazing, and went to
their homes to-day. Before the arrival of
the train on which they departed they had
their photographs taken with their "grip
sacks in hand.
A New Treaty With Japan.
Baltimobe, February 15. The Sun has
a special from "Washington which quotes
Secretary Bayard as saying that Minister
Hubbard is ' on the eve of negotiating a
treaty of amity and commerce with Japan.
CHINESE CURIOS a'hMPX'ly
jyank O. Carpenter Jfn fo-morroto'j Dis
DuNLAt's. and all other leading styles of
spring hatr to-day at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s,
28 Fifth avenue.
PITY FOR THE POPE
The Bishops of the United States
' Unite in a letter in latin
EXPRESSING .DEEPEST SYMPATHY
Fflr His Present Sad Condition and Borrow
for His Persecution.
THE! PBiYFOR HIS AH) AND SICC0E,
And Implore Him t Bely Fully ca the Pnpfieeles
of the Palmist.
A letter of condolence and sympathy with,
the Pope, written in Latin, and serif by tfie
bishops of the United States, signed by
Cardinal Gibbons, has been translated and
is now published in .America. In it tha
bishops express heartfelt sorrow and hearty
indignation at the indignities heaped upon
the Holy Father, and also the hope that
such things may not always be. They con-"
jure His Holiness to remember the prophe
cies of the Psalmist, which will comfort
rSrXCIAI, TZLXOBAil TO TUB SISr-tTCtt.1
New YORE. February 15. This letter,
written in Latin, has been received by tbe
Pope from the Bishops of the United States,
in whose behalf it was signed by Cardinal
Gibbons, and dated January 12. It has
been sent back to this country by the Boman
correspondent of the Catholic News.
Most Holy Father: Nature has Impressed
npon the souls of all good sons to cheerfully
join for the protection and encouragement of
the father, should he be in distress and a sor
row and grief burden him. This may also be
required of us in your present Situation. "We
are well aware that you have not only fallen
into the hands or the ungodly, but that you are
completely in their power, and under their
domination, thus making your daily life one of
ignominy, of grief and of oppression.' Hence it
will not seem strange that, with the soul
alert, full of zeal, and tearfully we are deplor
ing your sad condition; for we are your sons
and bishops, and. as such, subordinate to the
general head. "Whenever the head suffers, the
whole body suffers the same pain.
It being, however, not possible to release our
father from bis sdrrow and his distress, we may
at least indicate through this letter that we ara
sincerely sympathizing with Your Holiness,
and will, in ardent prayer, implore God, the
Just Judge, for the aid and succor in distress.
HATE FOB TICTOP. EMMANUEL.
When. 13 years ago, we learned that your
princely city bad been taken by the wicked
army of an ambitious King, we, in common
with our priests and our people, heartily de
plored and abhorred this sreat sacrilege, so
much more so, indeed, because this sacrilege
was not committed by worshipers of idols or
hetordox persons, but by a Icing who still want
ed to boast of his Catholic name, though, de
liberately and designedly, ho most cruelly de
stroyed your faithful army. Mindful of our
duty, we have, in print and verbally, before
Catholics and non-Catholics, in sight of the
whole world, puDIlcly and frankly denounced
and condemned this sacrilege.
But, Most Holy Father, your enemies were
not contented with tha victory achieved by
violence and deceit, thus conquering your city
and your principalities, and pnttlngyour people
in the most abject bondage. They endeavored
to taint and corrupt your people by bad laws,
irreligious and immoral institutions, and evil
examples. There is to he noted a constant ex
tension of their furr, their threats, and their
hatred in the persecution of Christ's Vicar, tha
Catholic religion, and the faithful. These
wicked people, in their insolence, are acting in
a manner that would justify the supposition
that their aim was to set aside God's authority
on earth and to deliver a sain tho world Into tha
power of Satan, who, according to St. Paul,
ruled it before Christ appeared.
LIFE CONSTANTLY EMBITTEEED.
Thus it has come to pass that we observe
daily how, after they have taken you, the
delegate of Christ, prisoner, they as the Jews
did to Him constantly embitter your life with
indignity and disgrace, grief and sorrow, gall
and wormwood, cruelly tormenting and placing
the cross heavily npon you. And to have you
follow perfectly the footsteps of your Lord
and Master, there are not wanting tbe Pilates
and Herods, who, devoid of all justice, piety
and religion, robbed you of your liberty and
delivered you into the bands of your enemies,
without from motive of cowardice or fear
raising a hand for tbe protection of you or the
church. They make the poor excuse that
destiny has been adverse, or the times unfavor
able, and go so far that they make complaints
directed against such insolence, sacrileges and
attacks, punishable by fine and imprisonment,
thus prohibiting the defense of the church by
spoken or written word.
It is certainly carrying punishment to excess
when, having placed people in cruel bondage,
their just complaints are made an additional
offense, and they are threatened with other
torments should they dare to deplore their sad
condition. Wnat may be the aim and purpose
of such persecution? That wicked law is not
only directed against tne sacreu rignia oi your
defenders, it Assails even your sacred per
son. This purpose was undoubtedly kept in
view when this ungodly law was made. The
intention is to deprive you for tbe future of all
power for governing the church, not only in
Italy, but throughout the world. Thus arro
gantly tbe government of the church insti
tuted by Chri3t Is sought to be destroyed and
His promise nullified.
THE CHUBCH DEMANDS LIBERTY.
The mission of the church' demands liberty.
This liberty is, above ail, required by the head
of the church in administering Ills' holy office.
The body is powerless when separated from tbe
head. For the protection of the freedom of
our supreme ruler we are continually ready to
make the greatest sacrifices; for this liberty is
the main part of the heavenly inheritance
brought down noon the earth by the Lord him
self and left to lis, Hla sons. It will, therefore,
not 'appear strange to anyone that we hold
this liberty, as becomes us, in higher esteem
than anything else, as valuable, indeed, as Ufa
Thus, be of good cheer. Leo: you the most
snpreme and best of high priests. Remember
the prophecies of the Boyal Psalmist, which
will comfort you and all truly good. The
Psalmist well said that the Lord will rise and
judge your cause and scatter your enemies.
He win rise and cover your adversaries with
eternal disgrace. He will arise and protect His
Zlon which the wicked imagined they had cap
tured. Weyour sous, trust in these prophe
cies of tha Holv Boot and tha Dromises of our
Lord Jesus Christ, and will pray, unceasingly
and ardently, that the time will soon come when
you can govern t he ehurchwith complete liberty,
and when yon will change tbe wolves into
lambs and make them members, of yonr flock.
At your feet we humbly implore tbe Apos
For To-Day Only.
"Who ever heard of men's .fine tailor-made
suits selling for $6? The price is ridicu
lously low, and what is more remarkable
the value is there too. For to-day only we
will sell men's fine tailor-made suits in
cheviota and cassimeres, about SO different
styles, worth fully 515, for $6. Tho patterns
are in checks, stripes, broken, plaids and
many neat effects, and ther are rare bar
gains indeed. "We expect a big rush, but
we'll have on hand an extra force ot sales
men to wait on you. This $5 suit sale for
to-day only, at the P. a a a, cor. Grant
and Diamond sts., opp. the new Court
"We bought the production of a
Large Hat Factory.
All are marked to sell at $2. Over. 100
dozen have. been crowded in onus and we
don't know where to put them.
To Get Boom
"We will for to-dav only sell eTery one of
these hats at $1 SO.
C. A. Smiley & Co., 28 Fifth, avenue.
Dtjnlap's and all other leading styles of
spring hats to-day at C. A. Smiley & Co.'s,
28 Fifth avenue.
MARSHALL-At Brushton, P. B. R.. Satur
day. February 18. 1H5 A. it. Mrs. SCSAS E.
Marshall, in tbe 67th year of her aze.
Notice ot funeral hereafter.
RICHTER At his late residence, 19 Center
street, Allegheny, on Saturday, February 14,
1SS9, atl20oA.x., HiSrt RicHtxk, aged 30
years months IS days.
Notice of funeral hereafter.