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Swallowed by the Third
And the Leaders Confident of
a.Tictory Over Bed
Eye in June.
A LIQUOE 3IAFS LETTEE
That is Expected to Prove a Boom
erang in the Allegheny
DISTILLERS MAT TTJM TAMERS.
A Test Tote on the Question That
Sides Can Study With
Interest Just Now,
NEW LAWS TO PRETEXT FKAUD
Interesting gossip is floating about Harris
burg in the wake of the Amendment folk.
The Third Party people make wry faces over
the dose they were forced to take, but are not
kicking outoud. The other prohibition
factions are'sanguine, and active workers
claim the State. A table appended, show
ing the test vote of 1851, can be analyzed
with interest by temperance and liquor peo
ple alike. The checks on fraud at the June
election have been discussed, and Captain
Dravo has decided to add additional sections
to his bill. They are given in full lelow.
TFEOM A STAFF COEEESrOXDEXT.3
Harrisbtjeg, February 20. By this
morning nearly all the prohibition people
bad left town, and calm prevailed for the
few hours that intervened between final ad
journrntUt of the convention and the re
assembling of the Legislature. Every one
went away thoroughly satisfied with the
result except the third party Prohibition
ists, and they are striving for the most part
to accommodate themselves to circum
stances. It is no easy task. The excess of
zeal which has carried them so far in ad
vance of other Prohibitionists, cannot be
repressed in a moment. The ficht in which
they have so long formed the uttermost
front of battle has been taken from their
hands, and they can hardly be other than
restive in the position that has now been
assig t i them in the rear.
Suspicions Facial Sicns.
There was a suspicious quiver about the
smooth, firm lip of Chairman Stevens in
spite of the brightness of his eye and the
flush of enthusiasm on his cheek as he pro
fessed himself satisfied with the general re
sult and the determined spirit of the con
vention in opposition to liquor. Mr. Stevens
feels free to criticise some of the details of
the convention work and the hostility
shown to his party, but he wants it under
Etood he is for prohibition all the time.
Ex-Master "Workman A. C. Bankin re
mains in this section to prosecute his work
as a temperance lecturer. He said this
morning that there was no desire on the
part of the leaders or members of the con
vention to force the third party people out
of the fight, but it was generally felt it
would be fatal to the amendment to let it go
abroad that the third party was leading in
the contest lor its adoption.
Far from desiring, however, to snub the
third party men, the representatives of the
other organizations would have made ex
planations to Joshua L. Bailey, of Phila
delphia, that would have been entirely sat
isfactory to him could he have been found
before the opening of the convention. A
delegation of Constitutional Amendment
Association people sought him long and
earnestly yesterday morning, but could not
find him. They all, he baid, have a high
regard for Mr. Bailey.
Allegheny Counted Close.
Mr. Bankin thinks Allegheny county's
Vote on the amendment will be very close.
"About three years ago," he said, "Mr.Fri
day, as Chairman of the Liquor lien's Asso
ciation, published a card in which he stated
that 35,000 persons went to the saloons in
Pittsburg on Sunday and not more than 30,
000 went to church. He argued from this
that the majority of people favored what he
called personal liberty, arid he drew other
comparisons that angered the strong ele
ment in the county that believes in the Sab
bath as a divine institution. That letter,
intended for another purpose, trimmed up
a de ermination that has kept growing to
wipe out the liquor trade, and it will show
itself in this campaign in a way that will
surprise many. We will carry the State.
"I see The Dispatch places Fayette
among the doubtful counties, but my ad
vices are that we will carry the county by
from COO to 1,000. Erie city we will
lose, but the county will more than make
up the loss, and the real ficht west of the
mountains will be in Allegheny county.
The Quakers of Bucks may give us that
John P. Henderson, of Houtzdale, Clear
field county, a miner and a delegate to the
convention, says Clearfield gave 400 majority
for local option and will double it for prohi
bition. He knows the mining population
well, and says anyone who thinks a major
ity of the miners are opposed to prohibition
makes a serious mistake.
Earnest Work nt All Points.
Rev. pr. Thompson, of the TJ.-P. Church
at Freeport. is one of the Bepublican pro
hibition leaders in Armstrong county. He
has advices from Philadelphia that indi
cate a strong sentiment among Democrats
there for the amendment An element
there, he says, objects to being forced by the
Republicans into opposition to the amend
ment, and is moving in line with prohibi
tion sentiment. Already, says the doctor,
the work of organizing ia progressing all
will be con-
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over the State in the country districts under
the auspices of the Constitutional Amend
ment Association. The churches are a
principal source of strength, and great in
fluence will be wielded by them. Dr.
Thompson is already engaged to address ten
vountry school-house meetings in his section,
and mentions the fact merely as a sample of
the work that will be done all through the
Commonwealth. "The country must carry
the amendment if it is carried," he said,
"and we will give it our best efforts."
Tbe Guckenbelmers Anxious.
One important .piece of information given
by Dr. Thompson concerns the Gucken
heimer distillery of his town. "The firm,"
he savs. "controls a patent process for tan
ning, and has a tannery at Acquitonia. 1
They are preparing to erect another, but are
awaiting the vote on the amendment. If it
carries they will turn their distillery and
bonded warehouses at Freeport into a tan
nery and give employment to more than 200
men, where they now employ but 70. It is
claimed their loss on machinery will
amount to 20,000, but when you take into
consideration tbe fact that they have ac
cumulated a fortune of about 1,250,000 or
1,500,000 in about 18 years on a very small
original investment, it will be seen that
they do not fare badly. Mr. Guckenheimer
and Mr. "Wertbeimer are both nice gentle
men, and in a better business will be more
highly appreciated in our place."
Tbe Feeler Fnt Oat in 1S34.
Judge White yesterday gave some inter
esting figures on a vote taken in 1851 to dis
cover the prohibition sentiment of the State.
The vote was not on an amendment to the
Constitution, but was on a law submitted to
the people by the Legislature merely for the
purpose of obtaining the popular feeling on
the subject. Judge "White simply gave
figures for Philadelphia and Allegheny.
The election was held on the second Tuesday
of October, and the Tote was as follows, "by
For Against For Against
the The the the
Counties, law. late. Counties, law. law.
Adams.... 1,233 L.5M Lancaster 4. KB 1,989
Armstro'g I, 3 1,771 Lawrence 2,359 737
Allegh'y.. 10,033 4,053 Lehigh.... 778 4,733
Bearer.... 1,955 1,089 Lebanon.. 1.091 2,741
Berks 2,612 10,599 Luzerne.. 4.2S3 3,205
Bucks 3,778 5,879 Lycoming 2,309 1,189
Butler.... 2,301 2,293 Mercer.... 2,985 1,646
Bedford.. 1,253 2,361 McKean .. 415 431
Blair 2,253 1,143 Mifflin.... 1,393 932
Bradford. 4,353 1,672 Munroe... 574 1,718
Carbon.- 658 1,072 Montour . 773 735
Chester. . 5,50S 3,830 M'tg'm'ry 3.819 5,789
Clearfield 1,235 872 North't'n. 1,411 5,093
Columbia. 1,037 1.933 N'thuU'd. 1,KU 2.2S0
Cmberl'd 2.SK 3,210 Perry 1,297 1,930
Cambria.. 1,232 1,33 PhU'd'pa. 25,339 20,570
Center.... 2,43 1,879 Pike 242 453
Clarion.... 2,148 1,567 Potter . 613 550
Clinton.... 1,141 730. Schuylkill 2,752 S.758
Crawford. 2,994 2,135 Somerset. 1,743 1.642
Uauphln.. 2,476 3,443 Sullivan.. 299 349
Delaware. 1,722 1,593 Susqu'h'a. 2,640 1.525
Erie 2.767 1,501 Tioga. ..'.. 2,011 1,576
Elk 2S2 312 Union.... 1,440 2,614
Fayette. .. 3,497 1,407 Venanj;o.. LS30 822
Franklin . 2,539 3,241 Warren... 1,273 975
Fulton .... 426 8K Wayne . 1,603 863
Greene.... 1,187 L7s0 Wash't'n. 4,278 2,572
H'nt'Rd'n 2,169 1,294 Westm'l'd 3,346 3,236
Indiana... 2,363 1,333 Wyoming. 1,191 339
Jeilerson . 1,335 1,015 York 2,230 5,903
Juniata... 1,140 909
Total 158.318 163.457
Pennsylvania had but 63 counties when
this vote was taken. The figures were ob
tained in the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth, and are accurate.
TO CHECK EEAUD.
Hon- n. Fair Conut May bo Kail In June The
Fresent Election Laws Inadequate
Captain Dravo Adds New
Sections to His BUI.
rFKOJI A STAFF COEKESr-ONDEXT.
Harrisbubg, February 20. The Con
stitutional Amendment Convention yester
day discussed, in a purely informal way, the
checks on fraud in elections, with the result
of developing the fact that a dense amount
of ignorance prevails on the subject.
Captain Dravo, however, had previously
made up his mind that the present laws
hardly met the requirements of the special
election of June 18, His bill, prescribing
that the speciaLelection shall be held in the
same manner as a general election, with the
differences that will readily suggest them
selves to meet the particular case, has al
ready passed first'reading, and is a special
order next week. When it comes up Mr.
Dravo will, in addition to verbal amend
ments to the bill, designed to make its
terms more positive and explicit, propose
If 25 of the qualified electors of any county
who .voted at the said election desire to contest
the election in any or all tbe election districts
in said connty, they may commence proceed
ings in the Court of Quarter Sessions of such
county by petition signed by them, setting
forth concisely the case of complaint, showing
wherein it is claimed the election is illegal,
which petition shall be verified by the affida
vits of at least five of the petitioners and bo
filed within 15 days after the election. "Where
upon the court shall order and direct that any
number ot the qualified electors ot said connty
may file an answer to said petition within ten
aays ana, appear and defend the elections con
tested. At the expiration of the ten days
aforesaid, the said court shall proceed in open
court to investigate the complaint and answer,
if any, and for that purpose may make all nec
essary orders, summon witnesses, compel their
attendance by attachment, order the ballot
boxes to be produced in court, recount the bal
lot for and against the amendment, and, if nec
essary, reject illejral votes and ascertain and
certify to the Governor the correct and lawful
result of said election in the districts contested
on or before the second Tuesday of August, A.
D.1SS9. In case the court shall certify that
there was probable cause for such contest the
cost thereof shall be paid by the county, other
wise by the petitioner.
Sections The Secretary of the Common
wealth shall, at least 25 days before the said
election, furnish to the Connty Commissioners
of every county properly preDared printed
ballots for the said election. The number of
ballots so prepared shall be three times the
number of voters in such county and be in
equal number for and against said amendment,
and the said ballot shall be accompanied by a
printed circular of instructions, directing the
form of all necessary blanks, tally lists and re
turns. The. County Commissioners of the sev
eral connties shall. Immediately after the re
ceipt of the said circulars of Instruction, cause
all blanks, tally lists and forms of re turns' to be
properly prepared and printed, and, at least
five days before election, cause the same,
together with the ballots, to be fairly dis
tributed to tbe several election boards in every
election district in their respective counties.
Captain Dravo is taking a leading part in the
Constitutional amendment work, as he did In
the fight for the Brooks bill. Ho was one of
the loading figures in yesterday's convention,
and is responsible for the placing of cx-At-torneyGeneral
Palmer in charge of the prohi.
bition campaign. Simpson.
EYEN ENJOINED THE BUILDINGS.
Determined to Bare Prohibition In Kansas
in Some Way or Other.
Leavenworth, February 20. During
the past two days nearly 40 cases against
persons for violating the prohibition law
have been disposed of in the District Court.
In most of them perpetual injunctions
against the parties running joints and the
buildings that they were is were granted.
THE OTHEE SIDE.
Witnesses Testify for tho Defense' in the
Church Divorce Salt Tbe Colonel's '
Dlolber Flatly Contradicts Tier
rsrXCIAI. TELEQRAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
ColtMBUS, February 20. The defense
did not call the plaintiff, Mrs. Church, in
the divorce case this morning as it was sup
posed they would, but proceeded with other
witnesses. The principal witness was Mrs.
E. H. Church, mother of the defendant, and
who came to this city in 1881 from Pitts
burg, where she had previously resided
with her son and daughter. Mrs. Church
denied in complete form the truth of the
statements made on the stand by the
plaintiff, that she had frequently called
witness' attention to the fact that Colonel
Church was abusing her and that she should
try and have him do differently orshe would
leave him. The witness said that the sub
ject had never been mentioned to her but
once, and then the wife told her they had
some trouble. At this time the mother sat
down and wrote a letter to Colonel Church,
in which she told him that his wife should
be petted, as she had been raised that way,
and if he was to blame he should make
amends at once, and if his wife was to blame
he should look to a reconciliation at any
rate. She said Mrs. Church had never said
anything to her about leaving her husband
unless lie did differently; that Mrs. Church
on one occasion had told her that the girl
Teresa was the best she had ever had and
he would not know how to get along with
out her. Mrs. Church expressed the opinion
that there was nothing in the charges as re
gards her son and Teresa, and said they
could not have happened at the time it is
claimed they did, as she was there and
affairs were finder her management and she
knew all that was going on.
Several wituesses were offered, one of
whom testified to the effect that the Colonel,
within a month of the separation, had pur
chased two dresses of value for his wife, and
wanted to get another, but she would not
have it. Other witnesses were examined
who were acquainted with "Walter McCas
key, the colored man who testified tot he
unusual conduct between Colonel Church
and the servant girl, the import of the testi
mony being that McCaskey is in the habit
of telling fairy stories.
TRUSTS MOST SURELY GO.
The Important Action Taken by tho Ohio
rSFECIALTXLXGUAU TO THE DI6PATCII.1
Columbus, February 20. Senator Cole's
bill to prevent the formation of trusts, com
bination of business firms, incorporated or
unincorporated companies, or associations of
persons or stockholders contrary to public
policy, went through the Senate this evening
by a vote of 24 yeas to 1 nay, but was recon
sidered, by a vote of 15 to 12, for the purpose
of having the bill made a special order for
Tuesday next. Several members explained
that they were in favor of restriction, but
thought the Cole bill was notcomprehensive
enough, and it is probable that it will be
materially amended or another substituted.
The bill prohibits combinations contrary
to public policy, makes invalid certificates
of stock orother evidence ot interest in the
courts; makes it the duty of the Secretary
of Sjate to inquire of each incorporated com
pany whether they belong to a trust; give
him authority if he finds that such a condi
tion exists to revoke their charter, and
makes violations punishable bv a fine of
not less than 5 nor more than 10,000.
It is likely that the bill submitted by the
committee to investigate pools add trusts
will be substituted for this one.
DOGS IN THE MANGER.
If Kenna Cnnnot Win No Other Democrat
Shall be Chosen.
rerXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATOn.1
CHARLESTON. February 20. The house
to-day selected Delegates Lively, 'Kee and
Sprigg, all Democrats, as members of the
joint committee to act in the contest of A.
B. Fleming against Nathan Goff for the
office of Governor. Two ballots were taken
in the joint assembly to-day, and Senator
Kenna experienced a considerable loss on
each, the second giving Goff 43, Kenna 22,
John A. Preston 18, scattering 8; necessary
to a choice, 46.
After the result of the second ballot ha$
been announped Senator Oxlev, in making
a motion that the joint assembly dissolve,
stated that so far as he was concerned he
wanted it understood that he would vote for
none other than the nominee pf the party
caucus, and that rather than vote for a
Democrat who was not the nominee, or be
fore he would allow such a man to be
elected, he would vote for a Republican,
and this is the sentiment of many of Kenna's
supporters, although Mr. Oxley is the only
one who has publicly announced the fact.
A BIG MINING SALE.
Thc-Bntlcr Coal Company Boy the Schoolcy
and Boston Collieries.
rSFXCIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 3
Pittstown, Pa., February 20. Coal
circles were agitated to-day; w.the reported
sale of the large mining pteftt' now owned
by Nelson Cowan, of Cor.ritifcjj'N. "ST., one
ol the largest individual operators of the
"Wyomine Valley. The plant consists of
the Schooley and Boston collieries and the
Seneca store, and employs in the neighbor
hood of 1,000 men.
The sale was consummated here to-day,
the purchaser being the Butler Coal Com
pany, Lim., of Pittstpn. Immediate pos
session will be given. The terms of the
sale could not be ascertained. Mr. Cowan
assigns ill health as his cause for relin
quishing the business.
WE HAVE SOLD THE SHIPS,
But Canada Still Wants to be Faid for
Ottawa, Ont., February 20. The
Dominion Government has been advised'of
the sale by the American authorities at
Sitka, Alaska, of the three British schoon
ers, Onward, Caroline and Thornton, seized
over two years ago for fishing in Behring's
Sea. A claim ?or compensation for the
detention of the vessels was made by the
owners, and is now the subject of correspond
ence between tho American and Imperial
To be Transferred to Washington in a Short
rSriClAL TELXGEAM TO TOT DISPATCII.l
New York, February 20. The Hon.
JJevi P. Morton and his family will leave
New York for "Washington next "Wednes
day morning. Mr. Morton has secured
quarters at the Arlington, and will prob
ably make that hotel his home until tb,e
fall. Then ho expects to occupy his new
house, which will by that time be ready.
JOHN WILL BOON BE ALL EIGHT.
He is Kapldlr Cntchlnjr on to tbe Heal
San Francisco, February20. Sergeant
Gano, of the Chinatown squad, and three of
the policemen under his command, were ar
rested late last night on indictments found
by the grand jury charging them with re
ceiving bribes iron 'keepers of Chinese
gambling dens, x
Tho President Said to be a Firm Be
liever in Spiritualism and
IS GUIDED BY A PPJYATE MEDIUM
Who Gives Him Pointers on Politics and
Aflairs of State.
ELECTED TO HIGH OFFICES BY SPIRITS.
Attorney General Garland Also Said to Eeliere in the
A remarkable story comes from New
York to the effect that President Cleveland
and Attorney General Garland are con
firmed Spiritualists. The former is said to
have been for many years tinder the com
plete control of a female medium. It is
claimed that Spiritualists all oyer the coun
try are informed of these facts.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISrATCH.l
New York, February 20. The Evening
Sun charges that President Cleveland has
for years been a Spiritualist. The claim is
made that while he was practicing law in
Buffalo he was led to begin an investigation
of spiritualism, and from an "investiga
tion" became a believer. Finding one me
dium who predicted that at some time he
would hold "a high official position," he
was more than pleased to learn later from
the same source that he would be nominated
and elected Sheriff! This same woman, for
the medium was a woman, subsequently
predicted his election to the: office of Mayor
of Buffalo, Governor and then President.
Long before the last prediction was ful
filled Mr. Cleveland, it is charged, was in
the habit of consulting the woman privately
upon all matters of importance. It is
claimed that she followed tho President to
"Washington, and that her advice was asked
and accepted upon all matters of importance.
The charge is likewise made that At
torney -General Garland is also a. "be
liever" in spiritualism and the power of
mediums. This is given as explanation of
the close personal relations that have al
ways existed between the two men. "While
Mr. Cleveland never attended any publio
seances, the Buffalo woman, it is said, has
been to the "White House many times, and
has invariably exercised a strong influence
over the President's conduct.
COMMON TALK AMONG- SPIRITUALISTS
The story as printed is based upon inter
views with two or three "leading Spiritual
ists," whose names are not given. They
unite in declaring Mr. Cleveland's belief in
spiritualism is a matter of somewhat com
mon knowledge among "believers," both in
"Washington and New York. "What the
Presidents private mediums name was
those who knew declined to say this morn
ing. Butshewas a fine "hand at her busi
ness, and she knew the character of the man
she had for a patron.
He consulted her on all important munic
ipal questions while he was Mayor, and, as
in the Sheriff's office, obeyed the 4irect,ions
which she got from the spirit land blindly.
She was a very shrewd woman, and under
her guidance Grover Cleveland conducted
the affairs of the city wisely and well.
After 'his he was kept in the dark for a
long time, and it was not until the term of
his office as Mayor iad nearly expired 4b at
the spirits foretold that he would be elected
Governor of the State of New York. As
soon as he had received this communication
he was perfectly satisfied that nothing could
bar his progress up the ladder of fame to the
ELECTED BY THE SPIRITS.
At this time the top round in his and the
medium's eyes was marked "Governor."
The spirits had said nothing of any greater
office, and for awhile he was satisfied. When
the unprecedented majority which he had
received for Governor corroborated the
spiritual prophecy,, he was not at
all surprised. The politicians were won
dering what sort of stuff this man was
made of, that he could so calmlv step up
from one office to a higher one without any
manifestation of wonder at his success.
They didn't know that he had been elected
by the spirits months before. The mater
ialistic ballots were cast for him, .and
he had plenty of time to recover his calm
ness and appearance of indifference at the
honors thrust upon him.
The Buffalo medium was a very wide
awake woman, indeed, and when she heard
that her patron or dupe had been elected
by the astounding majority of 103,000, she
drew her conclusions and declared that the
spirits had announced that sooner or later
Cleveland would be elected to the Presi
dency of the United States. And the Governor-elect
never doubted it from that time
THE PRESIDENT'S FAITH.
"Unfortunately, the spiritual history of
Grover Cleveland, while he was filling the
Gubernatorial chair in Albany, is not so
well known. That he had a medium there,
perhaps the same one whom he had con
sulted in Buffalo, it is beyond the shadow
of a doubt, but the spiritualists from whom
the Sun gets its information, are not posi
tively informed concerning that ques
tion. "While everybody else in the
country . was in doubt as to whether
Cleveland or Blaine had been elected in
1884, Governor Cleveland himself was se
cure in his knowledge that the spirits would
make good their promise made to him in
Buffalo. His defeat for re-election has not
shaken his faith, and he is to-day as firm a
believer in Spiritualism as he was when he
was elected Sheriff, Mayor, Governor and
A gentleman, for many years associated
with prominent Spiritualists in this city
and in Washington, was seen by a repre
sentative of the Evening Sun, this after
noon and asked what, if anything, he knew
regarding the report that President Cleve
land was a Spiritualist and that he had held
private seances with a female medium in
Washington "as well as in Buffalo.v The
gentleman referred to was not in the least
averse to talking abont the matter, which
he avows has long been a matter of talk
among Spiritualists all over the country.
KNOWN ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.
"Was it a known fact that President
Cleveland, as far back as before his inau
guration, was in the habit of consulting
"Wfiy, certainly; it was well known by
spiritualists all over the country long before
Mr. Cleveland went into office that he was
in the habit of consulting mediums. Per
sonally my knowledge ot President Cleve
land does not extend back further than the
time he arrived in Washington."
"Did you know of his having been a
Spiritualist prior to his inauguration?"
"I heard of it, but didn't know it person
ally. My acquaintance began after he came
to Washington. Then it was soon known by
all Spiritualists that he was in the habit of
consulting mediums. "We knew that he held
private seances at his house with a private
"Was he ever an attendant at any public
seances in Washington?"
"He was not in the habit of attending
"When he had important court matters
to determine was it his custom or habit to
consult his private medium?"
"The way I have it, he was in the habit
of consulting with this medium frequently."
"Did he consult with any Particular
medium, or with several?"
"There was only one particular medium,
as I understand it, bat X don't know her
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EEBKUAKY 21, 1889.
I mmm rtt tiowt,.
Blows Nearly Beached In a Partisan Itow
In the Indiana Senate Uepnbllcans
Threaten to Beslirn nnd Go
to Tbelr Homes.
tSFECIAI, TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Indianapolis, February 20. A gen
eral fight was imminent in the Indiana Sen
ate to-day for a time. "While Senator John
son, a Bepublican, was opposing the adop
tion of a partisan bill that the Democrats
were trying to force through, he was inter
rupted by a demand for the previous ques
tion. He refused to yield the floor, and the
Democrats demanded that he should be
compelled to sit down. In defiance of them
he continued to speak, and while the confu
sion was greatest David E. Bulger, one of
the doorkeepers, stepped from the corridor
and announced if ordered to do so he would
force Johnson into his Beat.
"I dare you to attempt it," indignantly
exclaimed the Senator. "These cowardly
brutes may force members of tbe House into
their seats, but they cannot do it in the Sen
ate." The Republicans rallied to Johnson and
defied the whole 27 Democrats to attempt to
force him into his seat. The excitement
subsided without trouble. Afterward a
resolution was introduced ordering the dis
charge of the doorkeeper who had violated
the proprieties of the piece, but Senator
Johnson expressed the nope that it would
not be adopted, as the man was merely the
creature of the majority and it was not at
all surprising that he was anxious to get his
hands on the throat of one ot the Bepubli
can Senators. The Democrats defeated the
After adjournment the Bepublican Sena
tors held a caucus over the exciting inci
dent to determine what course they should
pursue. Several were in favor of lesigning
and returning home, but it was decidedTnot
to do so for a few days at least. If .the
Democrats do not change the rules so as to
permit discussion of bills and the explana
tion of votes, however, the Bepublicans will
Jirobably withdraw and prevent further
GEOEGE STAER IN DANGEE.
He is Supposed to bo Hold by Fanatical
Arabs In an African Desert.
London, February 20. Much anxiety is
felt at Algiers regarding the safety
of Mr. Starr, agent for P. T.
Barnum. Mr. Starr left Tangier alone
some time ago for the purpose of
scouring the desert, which swarms with
dangerous fanatics. He is no wa week overdue.
Mr. Barnum has given instructions to send
out a searching party immediately.
The Mr. Starr referred to in the above
cablegram is Mr. George Starr, who for
several years superintended Manager Har
ris' theater in ,this city. Mr. Starr
afterward organized an opera com
pany, and after a season or two
leased .a theater in Brooklyn. He next
attached himself to Mr. Barnum, and
acted as his press representative. Since
then he has been abroad looking after pur
cases for the big show. Mr. Starr is well
and favorably known in Pittsburg, and his
many friends will anxiously await news
STEANGLED IN INFANCY.
The Proposed Inter-Stats Railway Asso
elation is on Its Last Lena.
New York, February 20. The directors
of the Illinois Central road held an im
portant conference to-day, and one which
will probably decide the fate of the proposed
Presidents' agreement. The opinions of the
counsel of the company, stating that this
corporation is by the terms of its charter
precluded from becoming a party tol the
Inter-State Railway Association having
been read, it was resolved to instruct the
President of the road not to sign or in any
way become a party to the agreement.
Advices from Chicago are all but deci
sive that the proposed Inter-State Com
merce Association will not be organized.
When the Presidents of the western roads
reconvened at the Grand Pacific Hotel to
day, the committees appointed to obtain the
signatures of five dissenting companies to
the proposed agreement reported that their
efforts had been unsuccessful. It is be
lieved the whole matter will fall to the
From tL9 West Coast of Africa and Bring
Their Children With Them.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New York, February 20. The bark
Monrovia, with a cargo of palm oil and the
lower hold full of monkeys, arrived at the
Empire stores, Brooklyn, from the "West
Coast of Africa to-day. The cabin passen
gers were Dr. Wilber, of Baltimore, a
Lutheran missionary; Mr. Ashley, of Stam
ford, Conn., and Mr. Hillman, of Chicago,
missionaries sent out by Bishop Taylor.
Dr. Wilber and Mr. Ashley brought home
their three children.
Dr. "Wilber will sail again in the Mon
rovia about the middle of April. He ex
pects to purchase a steam launch tor Schief
felinville, a settlement outside'of Monrovia,
established by Henry M. Schieffelin, of 665
SUICIDED BY FREEZING.
Tbe Determined and Fntnl Attempt of a
Cincinnati, February 20. A suicide of
singular persistency was discovered this
morning nearilt. Healthy, a village eight
or ten miles north Of this city. Gotthold
Mertert, a veteran of the late war, ana a
well-to-do farmer with a family of grown
children, was found frozen to death in a
walled spring on the farm.
The man had laid aside his hat and
jumped in, but the water only reached to
his shoulders, and he. could not submerge
his heaa because the wall was too close. He
could easily have gotten out, but he re
mained and froze to death. He has been
missing since Sunday.
CABLE CAE STEUCK.
It Was Hurled 100 Feet Through the Air
by a Locomotive.
Chicago, February 20. A cable car,
containing scores of passengers, was struck
square in the middle to-night by a locomo
tive and hurled at least 100 feet. Instantly
there was a panic, but strange to say, only
one person, a woman, was fatally injured.
Half a dozen people, however', were
badly hurt. Mrs. Boberts Nitschki was
found in the wrecked car insensible and
fearfully cut in the side, head and hands.
She will die.
LANCASTER LITTLE IDEA.
Town Wants, a Corge Washington
Centennial All by Itself.
ISrECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Harhisburg, February 20. Because
Geortre "Washington signed the first tariff
bill at Lancaster on July 4, 1789, the citi
zens of that place, through Bepresentative
Baldwin, to-night-asked for an appropria
tion of $5,000 to -help them have a centen
nial Fourth of July,
Going to the -Holy -Land to Visit
Jerusalem and the Sepulchre.
SOLEMN FAREWELL CEREMONIES.
Bearing to the Pope the Homage of Hia
Children in Homage.
READY FOR THE UNSPEAKABLE TURK.
Catholics Front All Parts of the Country Tailnsr Fart
In tbe Pilgrimage.
To-day a gallant company of Catholic
pilgrims sail from New York to view the
scenes of the Savior's life, death and resur
rection in Palestine. On their way they
visit the Pope and receive his blessing. The
farewell services in New York yesterday
were very" impressive, and were attended by
a number of church dignitaries.
ISFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!.
New York, February 20. The ' 101
Catholics who are to make the first Ameri
can pilgrimage to the Holy Land attended
a farewell service at the Cathedral this
morning. They marched to the Cathedral
in a body from the girls' orphan asylum in
its rear on Madison avenue.
The Very Kev. Father Visani, wearing
the crown habit, girded with a cord of the
Franciscan order, headed the procession,
carrying a white silk banner, fringed with
gold, which is to be ultimately deposited in
the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem. Tied to
his or her button-hole, by a red ribbon, each
pilgrim wore a silver medal, engraved with
the crucifixion in miniature on one.side,
and on the other side the sacred hearts of
Jesus and Mary, with a similar inscription
and the name of the wearer, which is to be
blessed by the Pope when the expedition
In addition to the Pilgrims, a large con
gregation was present to hear low mass cele
brated by Bishop "Wigger, of Newark, who
is one of the pilgrims. Bishop Badmacher,
of Nashville; Monsignor Seton, of Jer
sey City; Monsignor Doane, of New
ark, and Fathers Phelan and Toner, of this
city, were among the other pilgrims who
assisted in the celebration. Father Kelly,
of St. James' Church, Mott Haven, acted as
master of ceremonies. On a row with the
altar boys, just within tbe chancel rail, sat
eight Franciscan monks, their brown robes
forming a contrast to the scarlet worn by
their yonng companions. A still greater
contrast was made by the black robe of a
Capuchin, Father Hyacinthe, of the Church
ot the Madonna, Fort Lee.
Alter the mass Archbishop Corrijran
mounted the pulpit wearing a small violet
cape over the shoulders of his white sur
plice and gave a shor.t sketch of pilgrimages
from the time of Mosaic dispensation. Alter
telling how the pilgrimages to tbe Holy
Land, finally led to the crusades, he said
that one of the objects of Columbus in his
attempt to discover a westeru passage
to the Indies was in that way to
obtain a more accessible entrance to
the holy land. From the new world, which
he discovered in place of the old he sought,
now 400 years afterward the first pilgrims
were to go forthr to the sacred land he had
in view. In Oo'nelusion he bade the pil
grims to bear to the Pope the affectionate
homage of his people in the United States.
BLESSING THE PILGRIMS.
The Archbishop, having been invested
with his episcopal robes and mitre, staff in
hand, pronounced the benedictio perigrino
rum (blessing of the pilgrims). This con
cluded tbe service.
The pilerims will sail from Hoboken at
10 A. M. to-morrov on the Hamburg-American
Packet Company's steamship Wieland.
They expect to reach Cherbourg next Satur
day week. They will spend Sunday in
Paris. They will reach Assissi, the birth
place of St, Francis, on March 13. Four
days later they expect to arrive at Borne,
where they will have a private audience with
the Pope,"who will give them his blessing.
He has already given them permission to
oarry the sacred vessels necessary for the
serving of mass at sea and in other places
where there are no churches. They will re
main in Borne ten days.
On April 2 the pilgrims will set sail from
Naples for Egypt, where they will stay sev
eral days. They expect to reach Jerusalem
by way of Port Said and Joppa on the even
ing of April 9. They will spend a fort
night in the city and its neighborhood.
Holy week will be included in this fort
night. THE ROUTES.
The pilgrimage divides into three sec
tions after leaving Jerusalem. The first
will at once retdrn by way of Alexandria,
Genoa, Paris and Havre, and will reach
New York about the middle of May. A
second section will spend a fortnight in ex
ploring Palestine outside of Jerusalem, and
will reach home proportionately later. A
third will in addition visit Smyrna,
Ephesus, Constantinople, Athens, Corinth,
Venice, Milan: and Lucerne, where it is due
on May 30. The party will spend a few
days in Paris and will reach here about the
middle of June.
Catholics from all parts of the country
take part in the pilgrimage. Denver, Jack
sonville, St. Paul, Boston and Baltimore,as
as well as New York and Newark, are rep
resented in it. Nearly two-thirds of the
pilgrims are laymen and laywomen. Of the
last there are about. 30. The average ex
pense of the expedition will be about SC00
for each pilgrim.
PREPARED FOR THE TURKS.
As the Turks respect a man in proportion
to the length of his beard, the 34 or 35
priests among the pilgrims are going to
stop shaving after to-morrow, so that by the
time they reach the East they will be un
recognizable to their friends at home.
Among the clerical pilgrims are Bishop Bad
macher, of Nashville; Bishop Wigger. of New
ark; Met. Seton, of Jersey City: the Very Rev.
Charles A. Vissani, of New York; the Rev.
Messrs. John Walsh, Daniel Cronin, Adam F.
Tousser and M. J. Phelan, of New York; John
Koeberle. Anthony Arnold and Wendelin
Guhl, of Brooklyn; J. A. O'Grady, New Bruns
wick; W. P. Cantwell, Metuchen; A. G. Spier
ings, Keyport; Fred. Klvelitz, Freehold; J. C.
Dunn, Newark; J. 11. Mardiello, Bloomflcld;
M. E. Kane, Eedbank, and William E. Carroll.
Jersey City. Among the lay pilgrims who will
take part in the expedition are S. L. Burke, of
Philadelphia: Miss Annie Carroll, Allegheny
City, and J. JDunn, ot Mcadville.
SKILLFUL SILK SMUGGLING.
A Steamship Steward and a Prominent
Merchant Worked thoKacket.
New York, February 20. John Will
iams, linen steward on the Cnnard steam
ship Servia, was arrested to-day charged
withttempting to smuggle several thou
sand dollars worth of silks. He says he
was hired to smuggle the goods by a lead
ing silk merchant of thfs city, a warrant for
whose arrest also has been issued.
CANADA IS WEAKENING.
Now Willing; to Chaneo ibeRules Regardlng
the Shipment of Fish.
Ottawa, February 20. In the House of
Commons to-day Hon. Mackenzie Bowell,
Minister of Customs, stated that the Gov
ernment is considering the advisability of
changing the present system of bonding
foreign fish, a number of petitions on the
subject having been received.
BASEBALL IN BOME.
The Eternal City 'Enthusiastic Over Their
American Visitors Spalding; Be
seeclied fa Flay in Other Euro
pean Cities All Dates Filled.
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCnl
Bome, February 20. Copyright. The
Eternal City, for the first time, has two
baseball clubs to-night among her visitors.
At 9 o'clock this evening Spalding's teams
arrived from Naples, and were immediately
quartered at the Hotels Capitole and Albe
maine, Arrangements were completed to
day for the game of Saturday. It will take
place on the Piazza Di Gienna, Villa Bor
gbese, and will be witnessed by.a large num
ber of American .tourists, not a few of whom
have deferred their departure from the city
in order to see the game.
A son of Daniel Dougherty, the orator
who placed Cleveland in nomination at St.
Louis, is Secretary of the Legation here.
He is a baseball enthusiast, and is working
up things for us in great shape. Manager
Spalding is in constant' receipt of telegrams
from Americans residing in different parts
of Europe, urging him to play the teams in
their cities, and promising him their aid if
he does. He will have to decline the larger
number of them with thanks.
Consul General Fletcher has come here
from Genoa to see the game, and he is very
anxious to make a date for us for Genoa,
but it is impossible, as we must reach Paris
by March. Accordingly we will only play
in Florence and Nice, and if possible,
Lyons. Our English agent telegraphs us
that he has arranged games for us in the
Crystal Palace, in London, in Bristol, Not
tingham, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool,
Bradford, -Leeds, Edinburgh, Glasgow,
Dublin and. Belfast, filling all dates to
March 27, when we sail for New York.
TIEE EIENDS AT EKIE.
Incendiaries Attempt to Burn a'Buildlng
With One Hundred Occupants A
Business Block Also Endan
rSFECIAL TZXEOEAM TO THZ DISFATCH.l
Erie, February 20. A frightful and
diabolical scheme to burn the Ellsworth
House last night was circumvented just in
the nick Of time. The building. which was a
hotel until a few years,has been looked upon
for some time as a fire trap. The cheapness
of the quarters attracted a hundred or more
roomers of both sexes, and when they were
sound asleep last night the firebug fiend
was engaged in bnilding a kerosene oil fire
in a storeroom in the heart of the house'. A
wakeful wife who was watching for her hus
band's return smelled the fumes of the oil
and the awful deed was defeated.
This act was a counterpart of the one per
petrated at an early hour yesterday morn
ing in the business block owned by George
Schlaudeckcr. The first floor is occupied
by .merchants, and the upper floors for
offices and tenement rooms. The fiend, after
pouring oil through tbe halls, and building
fires of oiled kindling wood against every
door, was in the act of fixing a pile of fagots
which he had placed in the general stair
way leading to the third floor, and which
was the only exit for the families in that
apartment, when his wicked hand was ar
rested by the scream of a woman who had
heard the stealthy steps, and whose half
open window blind had caught a gleam of
light from the burglar's lantern in the fire
His devilish deed was left undone, and he
escaped. To-night the department had
another incendiary call, and the movements
of the firebugs are so bold that there is
GERMANY WANTS KLEIN.
They Would Like to See Him on Very Im
Berlin, February 20. The Germans in
Samoa are furious over the escape of the
American Klein to San Francisco. It is
contended here that the white book contains
positive evidence, clear enough to convict
Klein, of repeated acts of overt hostility to
Germans and their naval forces at Samoa.
' A dispatch from "Washington says that
Secretary Bayard was to-day shown a dis
patch from Berlin, in which it is stated that
the Cologne Gazette says that Germany will
demand of the United States Government
the arrest and punishment of Klein, the
American corresDondent, charged with hav
ing led the attack against the Germans in
Samoa in December last.
The Secretary -smiled and said it was the
first he had heard of it. He argued that he
did not know of Klein's existence until in
formed of it by the Germans, and said-that
he had referred all the correspondence re
ceived by him fn regard to' Klein to the
Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
No information in regard to the state of
affairs in Samoa has been received at the
State Department since the date of the
President's last message to Congress on that
PEEISHED IN THE FLAMES.
A Husband Escapes in Safety, Leavinc; His
Wife and Child.
. Philadelphia, February 20. An over
heated stove in the drygoods and notion
store of Isidore Horn, at No. 915 South
street, caused a fire to-night which resulted
in the loss of two lives, although the mon
etary loss is almost insignificant. In the
third story lived Max' Schwartz, a notion
dealer, with his wife and three daughters.
Schwartz ran to one of the windows and
jumped to the groundescaping without in
jury worth mentioning, but his wife and her
babe were suffocated before they were able
to reach a place of safety, and their bodies
were afterward cremated by the flames.
IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS.
General Harrison's Inaugural Train Will
Try to Dodge Through Pittsburg.
Indianapolis, February 20. The in
augural train will leave Indianapolis at
3:15 P. M. Monday next, via the Pennsylva
nia Bailroad, running 15 minutes behind the
Pennsylvania special. The train will reach
Columbus at 8:15, reach Pittsburg about 2
o'clock, and arrive at "Washington at 2:15 P.
M. Tnesdav, the 20th. The stop at all sta
tions will be very short.
BLISS NEARING THE END.
Garfield's Famous Physician Expected to
, LIvo but a Few Hours.
Washington, February 20. Dr. D. W.
Bliss, one of the physicians who attended
President Garfield, is lying dangerously ill
at his residence in this city, and is not ex
pected to survive the night. He has been
in bad health for many months, and last
evening his condition was aggravated by an
attack of paralysis, followed by cerebral
ALWAYS GET SOMETHING.
Another Railroad Loses a Damage Suit at
Touncstowu The Plaintiff's mistake.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TEE DISPATCII.l
Yotjngstown, February 20. This after
noon Dr. "W. J. Whelan, who sued the New
York, Lake Erie and Western Bailroad for
SIOO.OOO damages, secured a verdict of
57,250. Several months ago the defendant
offered to settle the case by paving the
una concmaiu cimp r-sski
Disappearance of Mr. igk
Constant" will appear -MR:
next Saturday. Another 5
powerful story follows ' ;,
It in succeeding Satur- wE
day Issues. The Penny-
comequicks" every Jy
Monday morning. . ""Jr
' THREE CENTS
Jl m WITNESS
Is All Tangled UV ,the Par-
nell CommissffJk omes
Badly Rattle and
APPEALS FOR PROTECTION
Remarkable Crednlity and Gener
osivj ui the limes People.
PIG0TT AS A READI LETTEE WRITER
Parncll's Counsel Tears Houston's TeitU
mony to Pieces Searching: Cross-Ex
amlnatlon The Witness Compelled to
Answer .Questions Ills Peculiar EtI
dence Excites Laughter Unbusinesslike
methods Pigjott oa tbe Stand His Cor
respondence With Patrick Eg-an H
Wants Money nnd Wants It Badly
Ecaa'a Decisive Refusal.
The report of yesterday's proceedings be
fore tho Parnell Commission is. full of In
terest Witness Houston underwent a
searching cross-examination which he did
not like, and from which he appealed in.
vain. His story was so ridiculous as to ex
cite laughter. Pigotf s character is plainly
shoWn by his correspondence with Mr. Pat
rick Egan, in which he demands money and
makes covert threats.
fBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London, February 20. (Copyrighted.)
"When Houston re-entered the witness box
this morning he did not look like a man who
had slept the sleep of the just, but he made)
a brave effort to .pull himself together when
the formidable Mr. Bussell arose to resume
the cros-examination. Bussell, like every
body, was naturally anxious to ascertain the
names of the generous and confiding per-'
sonal friends, who, according to Houston's
evidence yesterday, lent him the money
with which to satisfy Picott's capacious
maw, before the first fit of subvention had
been obtained from the poor old Timet.
The witness had evidently dreaded being
questioned upon this subject and fenced
with it desperately, but Mr. Bussell was re
lentless and finally Houston, with a white,
scared face, appealed to the President to
protect him. Justice Hannen, who had
been watching Houston's perturbed feat
ures closely for some time, sharply ruled,'
that the witness must answer, and it then
transpired that the so-called friends of this
ex-junior reporter and police pensioner's
son included Lord Stalbridge, better known
as Lord Bichard Grosvenor, once a Liberal
"Whig, who deserted Gladstone on the homa
rule question, and has since been one of tha
bitterest opponents of the Irish cause; Sir
Bowland Blennerhasset, a landlord and a
leading, member of the Dnblin Casta fac
tion, and Dr. Maguire, a Tory Professor in
Trinity College, who enjoys the confidence
of the Castle clique.
Houston, without intending to be funny,
told a comical story of how he and Ma
guire went to Paris, saw Pigott at his hotel,
and were told of mysterious strangers
waiting below for money, without which
the letters wonld be taken away. Houston
and Maguire greedily swallowed the story,
tremblingly produced the cash, and re
tnrned to Encland without having seen or
inquired about the men with whom, Pigott
gave them to understand, he had been ne
gotiating. If Houston's story is accepted, he trusted
Pigott with a faith surpassing all under
standing. The irreverent hearers to-day
more than once laughed aloud, and learned
counsel, and grave Judges broadly smiled
at Houston's halting explanations of the
elaborate care with which he avoided asking;
Pigott inconvenient questions and strove
laboriously to know nothing of the doings'
of the disresputable individual to whom he
was paying thousands- of pounds. When
asked directly, Houston said he believed
Pigott was 'an honorable man; but within
the last day or two it is evident his amazing
faith wa3 weakened, for he confessed he felt
unhappy when he first heard Pigott had
had an interview with Labouchere, but, he
added, with real or stimulated joyonsness,
that Pigott afterward made a statutory"
declaration. Houston s manner seemed to
ask: "How dare you suggest that so good
a man could commit perjury as well as in
sinuate that he forged letters?"
a worried witness.
Long before his cross-examination con
cluded, Houston lost much of his nerve, ad
mitted facts which he had meant to conceal
and denied things which he should have
admitted, inasmuch as his denials were
capable of easy disproof. He had never
asked Lord Hartington to buy the forged
letters, certainly not; bnt he submitted
them to his Lordship and asked advice,
which that great man wisely refused to
give. Ha never offered the letters to the
Fall Mall Gazette for 1,000, or asked the
editor to find a purchaser. Here again this
guileless young man had simply sought the
advice of Editor Stead, who was in court,
and smiled blandly, observing which, the
witness seemed hurt and much worried.
Yesterday the witness said repeatedly
that the reason he adopted certain peculiar
and unbusinesslike methods ot paying
money was to diassociate his name from
Pigott's in these matters. To-day it seems
to have struck him that such an explanation
was unkind to Pigott and not in keeping
with his previous absolute trustfulness, so
he amended it by declaring that his sola
motive was to save Pigott and his friends
from the possibility of discovery and as
sassination at the hands of wicked Nation
alists. Then Houston came once more to
Eugene Davis, and the Attorney General
sprang upon the court an alleged copy of an
alleged memorandum made by Pigott of a
conversation with Davis in Switzerland.
too much foe their gravity;.
According to this delightfully fanny
romance, Parnell planned and ordered a
thrilling series of crimes, including the
murder of Gladstone and the Prince of
Wales, and Egan found the men and money
for those murders which were actually car
ried out. This was too much for thegravity
of most people in the court except the Timet
counsel and poor MacDonald. The laugh
ter from the little group of Irish members
was so loud as to threaten the decorum of
the Court, and President Hannen, who, it
is to be feared, has not' overmuch sense of
humor, frowned upon tbe hilarious patriots.
For another half hour Houston told stories
of burned documents, mysterious strangers,
and other matters not of the first import
ance, and then was allowed to get out of the
Then the great, the indispensable Pigott
went into the box. Everybody craned for
ward to get a good view of him. He proved
to be a broad-taced, white-bearded old chap,
with an unpleasant mouth and reckless
eyes, who gnawed at bis lips and clasped
his thin hands occasionally, as if in" prayer,
which he certainly was not. Pigott led off
Continued on Bizt Pago,