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THE GRAND OLD MAI
Scores the English Government
for Its Cruelty to Ireland
HOME RULE NEAR AT HAND.
Parnell Follows Gladstone in a For
cible and Eloquent Speech.
HE IS GREETED WITH ENrHUSIASM.
A Warm Time In the Hoase of Commons
Pertinent Inquiries Made and Evaded
The Government Warned That Its
Room is Sealed Liberal Unionists
Flnycd Balfour's Treatment of Politi
cal Prisoners Denounced Prisons Be
coming Temples of Horror Creatine a
Laugh nt Slnjor Snnnderson's Expense
A Conciliatory Pica for Home Kulc.
Mr. Gladstone made one of his best
speeches in the English Commons yester
day. He discussed the Irish question, and
was pitiless in his denunciation of the Gov
ernment for its lack of humanity, common
sense and political foresight He was fol
lowed by Mr. Parnell, who delivered a very
temperate speech, in whtcn he showed that
the mass of the voters were becoming favor
ably inclined to the doctrine preached by
Mr. Gladstone, and would, by their ballots,
confer home rule on Ireland.
Loxpox, March 1. In the House of
Commons this afternoon Home Secretary
Matthews, in reply to a question, said that
Constable Preston had twice visited a pris
oner named Tracy at the instance of Mr.
Soames, the Solicitor for the 7tmes.
Sir "William "Vernon-Harcourt asked
whetr er it was in accordance with the prison
rules that Mr. Soames should send an agent
to a prisoner?
Mr. Matthews replied that Tracv was en
titled to receive a visit once a week.
Sir "William "Vernon-Harcourt Are
friends visits construed to mean visits from
an Irish constable acting under orders from
the Times? Opposition cheers.
Mr. Matthews An Irish constable has
the right to visit any prisoner.
Mr. Balfour, Chief Secretary for Ireland,
said he failed to see in the constable's visit
to Tracy the gross impropriety that Sir
"William Harconrt seemed to see.
Sir William Harcourt asked whether the
constable's visit was made at Tracy's re
quest Mr. Matthews replied that he did
A DRIVE AT SMITH.
Mr. W. H. Smith denied that the Govern
ment had placed Irish constables at the dis
posal of the Times.
Mr. H. P. Cobb (Badical) asked if Mr.
Smith was not aware that the courtyard in
front of Mr. Soames' offices was crowded
with Irish constables lolling about and
Mr. Smith replied that he was not aware
that such was the case.
Mr. J. T. Brunner (Liberal) asked Mr.
Smith whether the libelous publication en
titled 'Parnellism and Crime" was not still
exposed for sale on his (Mr. Smith's) book
stalls. This question was followed by a
When order had been restored Mr. Smith
laid: "I appeal to you, Mr. Speaker, I ap
ieal to the House, I appeal to the members,
whatever be their differences of opinion,
whether such questions ought to be ad
dressed to me." Cheers.
Jthe geand old max.
Mr. Gladstone then resumed the debatcon
the address in reply to the Queen's speech.
He held that there were three main issues
raised in the amendment under disscussion.
The House was called upon entirely to dis
claim the present administration of the
Irish Government; it was asserted that to
this system was due the aversion of the peo
ple to Great Britain; and, f illy, theHouse
was asked to adopt measures of conciliation.
They owed an apology to the people of Ire
land for allowing the great question of the
domestic government of their country to re
main unintroduced in the present Parlia
ment Still the Liberals were tolerably
well satisfied with the progress of the ques
tion in favor of the country. Cheers.
Mr. Chamberlain told them that the meas
ure of local government for Ireland must
not be indefinitely postponed. That meant
that in some future Parliament, possibly,
gentleman calling themselves Liberal
Unionists, might incline to look up to an
OF SO IMPOETAXCE.
At present the votes of that portion of the
House were of importance as the main stav
of the Government policy. Opposition
cheers. Regarding their votes in the next
Parliament he wonld not refer to anyone in
particular laughter, least of all to Mr.
Chamberlain, but speaking simply of the 70
members now converting the Tory minority
into a majority he regarded their votes in
the coming Parliament as of small import-
It was said that the present Government
of Ireland would have been remarkably suc
cessful but for the difficulties placed in the
way in connection with the land qnestion.
"Who placed them there? Why, Mr. Cham
berlain and Mr. Hartington and their
iriends. Cries of "Oh, oh!" and Opposi
They created the land difficulty, and when
the effects of the prevailing distress became
patent they obstinately refused to deal with
them. The refusal was lollowed by the
plan. of campaign. It was the direct and
necessary offspring of their policy. He had
never vindicated breaches of law in any
shape, but he must say that there were
many cases in which the law makers were
more responsible than the law breakers,
and this was one of them. Cheers.
The Government continued to declare
their anxiety to settle the land question;
yet, with a large majority behind them.
Mr. Chamberlain appealed to him to pro
pound a. kcherae for the settlement of the
question. He then was a person so happy
as to possess the confidence of his op
ponent Laughter and cheers. The re
sponsibility for the delay in coming a
settlement must rest upon the majority In
power. Cries of "Hear, hear." The re
fusal to produce a measure wonld tend
still further to expose the hollo wness of the
Conservative assurances in regard to Ire
land and the real determination of the ma
jority to do nothing to ameliorate the con
dition of the Irish people. Cheers.
Mr. Gladstone proceeded to show irom the
results of the Bye elections that the opinion
of- the country was tnrning to home rule.
Se next contested the assertion that the im
proving condition of Ireland was dne to the
admlmsiration of the Government, express
ing surprise that the increase in agricultural
values was put to the credit of the Govern
TREATMENT Or POLITICAL PRISONERS.
j Preferring to the Parnellite prisoners, he
denounced the degrading .Hardships and
personal indignities they suffered. He de
nied that the treatmentof political prisoners
under the Liberal Government was similar.
No formei Government, Liberal or .Con
servative, had given imprisoned political
men such usage. Cheers. Mr. Balfour's
plea that the treatment of prisoners could
not be altered without an alteration of the
rules beyond his power was ludicrous. The
plain truth was, the present treatment of
prisoners was part of a system of extreme
repression. "Why ought not the Conserva
tives to realize, like the Liberals, that the
anti-National system in Ireland constituted
an imminent danger to the union. Cheers.
He proceeded to give a glowing account ot
the progress of Ireland under Drummond,
irom 1835 to 1840, contrasting it with the
regime of Ballour. He declared that the
breach between the people and the Govern
ment was now widening, and that theconn
dence of the people in the law and mthe
administration of the law was impaired
and almost gone. Cheers.
THE HANDWRITING ON THE "WALL.
Ireland wss now governed in conflict with
five-sixths ot her representatives in Parlia
ment one-fourth of whom it had been nec
essarv to send to prisons, which, through
the action of the Government, became tem
ples of honor. Cheers.
In conclusion Mr. Gladstone said: "To
continue the state of things under which so
many representatives ot this House are
placed under a ban of proscription, is im
possible. You may deprive of its grace and
Jreedom the act you are asked to do; but
avert it you cannot Prolonged cheers.
To prevent the consummation of it is utterly
bejond your power. It seems to approach
at an accelerated rate; but come slower or
quicker, it is surely coming, and many of
yon who have opposed it must already see
in the handwriting on the wall signs of the
coming doom." Cheers.
Mr. Goschen, Chancellor of the Ex
chequer, denied that the Government de
sired to delay the extension of local govern
ment in Ireland. What right, he asked,
had Mr. Gladstone to presume that it would
not deal with the present Parliament?
When the time was opportune the Govern
ment would be ready to grapple with the
difficulties. He was hopeful of better suc
cess than that which attended Mr. Glad
Mr. Parnell, upon arising to speak, was
greeted with enthusiastic cheers, all the
members of the opposition, including Mr.
Gladstone, rising in their places and wav
ing their hats.
Mr. Parnell said he desired to offer a few
words of sympathy to those of his colleagues
and friends who had suffered by the princi
ples adopted by the Chief Secretary lor Ire
land. He (Parnell) believed they would
be richly rewarded in the near future by at
taining the object they had at heart. Mr.
Ballour tried to degrade them, but they
were not degraded, either in their own
opinion or in the opinion of their country
men. Circumstances had been favorable to
Mr. Balfour in the rise of agricultural
prices and, but for an exceptional law, Ire
land would, he believed, nave been tran
quil. The Government were responsible
for, and must stand or fall by the results of
THE TIMES CONSPIRACY.
He would not stop to discuss the con
spiracy which had assisted the ministers on
the very night of the second reading to steal
away the liberties of Ireland. Loud cheers.
He thought less ot the suffering of O'Brien,
Carew and Redmond than of the suffering
of the humbler meu in their ranks, because
the authorities did not dare to kill O'Brien
or torture Carew. But men like Mande
ville might be done to death in carrying out
their system. Renewed cheers. If Major
Saunderson had got his 0,000 men in the
field thev would not remain there. Laugh
ter. There was no example in history of a
large section of people rebelling unless
stirred up to it bv suflering and injustice.
How could Saunderson hope to excite Ulster
men to rebel not against the rest of Ire
land, but against England and Scotland
when no oppression or injnstice was in
flicted upon them?
A TLEA FOR HOKE RULE.
Expressing confidence that Englishmen
would soon recognize ,the-possibility of
home rule lor Ireland, he said he only asked
that they should deal with the question as
an open one and consider how far they could
concede nome rule witn sajety to their own
greater interests. It was right that the
smaller country should conciliate the larger
and agree to all safeguards necessarv for the
severity of the latter's interests. "Ireland
was willing to do so, and he was convinced
that Irishmen, knowing that the people of
England and Scotland and Wales had for
the first time turned the ear of reason to the
solution of the question, would steadily re
sist any incitement to disorder and hold
fast to the true way pointed out to them in
1885 by Mr. Gladstone. Prolonged cheers.
Mr. Matthews said that unfortunately the
advice of Mr. Parnell had not been followed
by that gentleman's friends daring the de
bate. Cheers. The speaker maintained
that the offenses for which the Parnellites
had been imprisoned were not as a rnle of a
political nature, and that they justified the
policy of the Government
LIKE ANOTHER ISAIAH.
A Tribute to Mr. Gladstone's Masterly
Effort In the Commons.
London, March 2. The Telegraph says
the speech of Mr. Gladstone is historical:
He was seen on the warpath at his best His
attack on the Liberal Unionists was made
with tremendous force of invective and the
sarcasm of a great master. During the
speech Mr. Joseph Chamberlain smiled ner
vously, and glanced curiously at Mr. Glad
stone, and the House frequently burst
into roars of laughter.
The peroration was spoken in the charac
ter of a prophet telling or wrath to
come with a resonant voice and
flashing eyes and the aged states
man seemed like another Isaiah
crying "Woe to the high places of Jerusa
lem." His last words were "Signs of the
coming doom." He finished his speech midst
a tempest of cheers.
GUILTY, BUT INSANE.
That Is the Verdict Reached In the Case of
the Trunk Bobber A Bokcn Nose
t Caused All at His
Chicago, March 1. Thomas E. Vines,
the clerk who had himself shipped in a
trunk to St. Louis with $4,062 stolen from
his employers, Adams, "Westlake & Co., was
to-day tried for the act The defense was
insanity. Dr. Eenger testified that less
than a year agoYines' nose was injured in a
sparring match. The organ was properlv
dressed, but the patient seemed extremely
n ervous, ana expressed great fear that his
beauty would be forever spoiled
"He called on me again," said the wit
ness, "and insisted upon myperforming an
other operation. He was' morbidly sensi
tive, and it was in vain that I told him that
no operation was necessary. I finally had
to dress the nose in order to quiet him. A
short time later he again called on me and
wanted me to attend to the matter at once.
He was almost insane then, and thought of
nothing else but his injured nose. I tried
td convince him that no further operation
was necessary, but it was no use, and to
save his mina I had tooperate on it again."
ui. vjevinger au insanity expert, testi
fied that he had visitedVines frequentlyinthe
jail, and the young man's actions showed in
sanity. His conduct after his injury alone
tended to show this. The jury was out but
a few minutes, and returned a verdict to
the effect that Vines was guiltv as charged,
bnt,was insane at the time, and" had not yet
recovered. The Court ordered that he be
sent to Kankukee asylum, and there be kept
fortably and I'conomically, and where to go
and what to s -e when you gel there, is told in
detail byenry Haynle, whose flrtt letter from
Paris, on the subject appear in to-morrow'
PI60TT IS A MP IAN.
Egan Makes More Bevelations Con
cerning the Cunning Rascal.
HE JUST SKIPPED OUT IN TIME.
The Disclosures to Come Would Have Over
whelmed the Forger.
STARTLING SURPRISES TET IN SIGHT.
The Effect on English Politics Will Sorely be Faror
able to Borne Bale.
Patrick Egan verifies the account of the
manner in which the Pigott forgeries were
detected, and gives some hitherto unpub
lished correspondence. He shows that the
Timet' tool, included begging letter writ
ing among his other pursuits. Mr. Egan
intimated that further surprising disclos
ures may yet be made. He prophesies a
speedy victory for Gladstone.
Chicago, March 1. Mr. Patrick Egan
arrived in this city from Lincoln this morn
ing. He is en route to Washington to wit
ness the inauguration of President Harrison.
Shortly before his departure this afternoon
a reporter met him in the office of Mr. Alex
ander Sullivan. Mr.'Egan's attention was
called to the published statement of Dr.
McCahey, of Philadelphia, impeaching the
accuracy of the London cablegram on the
dav of the exposure.
The statement of Dr. McCahey was to the
effect that Messrs. Egan and Sullivan did
not make the exposure, and that Eather
Dorney did not carry the papers to London,
but that they were taken over by Mr. Bob
ertson. Mr. Egan declared that Dr. Mc
Cahey's statement was altogether wrong,
and was promulgated from hearsay. The
story as given was correct with lew minor
and altogether unimportant exceptions. He
DOBNEY THE MAN.
In fact the documents were arranged in
order, and the accompanying brief prepared in
the very room in which we are now sitting)
that is, in my friend Alexander Sullivan's of -flee.
Mr. Sullivan, at my request selected the
messenger, Rev. Father Dorney. I placed the
package in Father Dorney's hands in New
York, and be delivered it to M. Laboucbere in
London, and helped to make the statement
clear to Messrs. Labonchere, Parnell, Lewis
Mr. Egan here produced the original of
a letter written to him by Pigott in 1883.
which, he said, had never been published.
By way of prefatory explanation he said
that in October, 1881, Mr. Parnell and him
self bought the Irishman, a newspaper, from
Pigott After the transaction Pigott
fought in every way to retain a place on
the paper, saying that he would take any
position at any salary; bnt he was refused
any connection with the paper, because
they knew that Pigott's object was to use
his position in an illegitimate way.
Egan was certain of this from his knowl
edge of the man, as having had occasion to
publicly expose him for his attempt at
blackmail in threatening to publish in the
Irishman fictitious accounts of receipts and
disbursements of the funds of the Land
League, contributed m this country and
It is to these matters tht Pigott refers in
the appended letter. The Dr. Sigerson .re
ferred to was at the time a leading writer on
the Irishman. The letter is as follows:
17 Vesey Place.
Kingston, January SO, 1883.
Deak Sir Dr. Sigerson, it appears from
to-day's papers, having received a Government
appointment, is, I presume, no longer eligible
as editor for the Irishman. If this is so, I
have the temerity to solicit appointment to tbe
vacant position. After what has happened
you will not consider this request as high) v
presumptuous. I have, however, acquainted
.Mr. Parnell with facts which I tbibk will ab
solve me from responsibility for certain things
which have been falsely laid to my charge, and
I can only say that if jou will favor me with
an interview I hope to also make you sensible
of tbe fact that I have, on tbe whole, been
"mnrfl Kinnpri -iTisr than sinnlno. '
Referring to Pigott's method of raising
money when he was "hard up," Mr. Egan
gave some interesting gossip which puts a
new side light on the character of the polit
ical forger. This is what mav be termed the
anonymous letter "racket" Mr. Egan
He was in the habit of assuming a crabbed,
uncultivated handwriting, such as an unedu
cated person, or one unaccustomed to writing,
might show. He tried it on Archbishop "Walsh.
He wrote the Archbishop anonymously that
he knew of a family in very straightened cir
cumstances; that they were in urgent need of
help; that they were all good Catholics, but
that they were surrounded by influence which
were tending to lead them away, and that un
less they were looked after promptly, there
Has danger that they wonld be lost to the
Well, I suppose the Archbishop Is in the way
of receiving many such appeals, so he paid no
attention to it "Dick" followed it up with a
letter in his own name, detailing the same
story, and he probably got something out of
the Archbishop. And he tried the same game
with me, too. I first received a letter
telling me to beware of Dick Pigott; that Dick
was in great need of money; that he wanted to
be nonest and do the right thing, but that he
was sorely tempted; that he was offered a lot of
money to publish a set of fictitious accounts of
the Land League; that his necessities might
drive him to do ir, and that he had better see to
it that he Lept out of snch straits.
As that did not suffice, he wrote me a long
blackmailing letter setting forth that he bad
been offered money to help him out of his dif
ficulties if be wonld publish a false Land
Leagnc statement That was a trick of Dick's
on the stand, when one of my genuine letters
was placed before him his saying that it had
probably been forged since tbe publication in
the Times, for the purpose of being palmed off
Fortunately, however, it would not have
amounted to anything, even If "Dick" had
stood by his story and faced it out to the end,
for the falsity of it could and would have been
shown. Wnen the terms of the sale ot the
Irishman had been agreed upon, I wrote to
Parnell. telling him to pnt the matter into the
hands of an attorney and have the trade closed
in due xorm.
In that I inclosed Pigott's last letter and my
reply to it, written as usual on the fly leal
Parnell sent the whole correspondence to tbe
attorney, and, after the letters came out in the
limes, I remembered the circumstance and
wrote to the attorney, who found it among his
old flies. Furthermore, it chanced that the
very letter which Pigott charged as forged by
me at the necessity of the case was published
In the Freeman's Journal years before.
So we had our case intact and, if Pigott had
persisted In his story, we would have bad the
testimony of that attorney to the fact that the
letter had been in his possession for years, and
the files of the Freeman's Journal would have
shown the publication of tbe disputed letter
long before the Times began its fight.
"Do you believe that Pigott originated
tbe scheme, or that he was hired to do it?"
asked the reporter.
I believe that Dick coijcocted the whole plot
alone: but I also believe that he sold the Times
people tbe goods which they wanted to buy.
The Times did not expect to get into tbe sort of
hearing which is now on. The supposition was
that Parnell would brine a libel suit in the
ordinary way in court Then he would have
had to go on tbe stand and merely swear that I
he never wrote tbe letters published. Then the
Times would have' been enabled to put expert;
after expert on tbe stand up to a. hundred ff it
had wanted to, to swear that the writing was
that of Parnell. ,Inthe face of this, an Englisp
Jury would never have taken Parnell's word,
and would have given a verdict against him.
They had no idea that he could demonstrate
COMING EVENTS. t
"What will be the probable course of .the
trial, now?" '
"I don't know," said Mr. Egan. "I, do
know that if the Times chooses to continue
the fight, we haye two or three more sur
prises in store. Of their character, I am
not at liberty to speak."
"What will be the effect of the collapse
of .English pouticsr"
Tremendous. If an appeal were takes to the
country now, or within the next six months,
Gladstone would go in overwhelmingly. Party
influence there is a very different thing from
party influence in this country. Here, a man,
even though he has no desire for office, is more
closely identified with his party than there. He
has friends who are in office, or who want
office, and so be feels that the defeat of his
party is a defeat for himself. In England a
change of Government Implies no widespread
change in official life. The fall of a Govern
ment means that only 12 men in England and 6
in Ireland go out. Then the average English
man is pretty fair in his intentions. Ignorance
of the fact with tbe accompanying prejudice,
may make him slow to move; but, as I say; he
is fair minded, and once convinced that any
course is right he goes in to do it I don't
know whether an attempt will bemade to force
an appeal to the country or not but X under
stand that Mr. Gladstone favors waiting, as he
believed that tbe cause Is steadily gaining.
Sots Labonchere and Other Prominent DIen
Who Testified Before tbe Parnell
Commission The Despairing
rBV CABLE TO THE DISPATCH, j
LoiTDON.March 1. Copyright. At the
meeting of the Parnell Commission to-day
defeat, humiliation and despair were again
plainly written upon the countenances of
the Times conspirators. There was no fight
left in them. Attorney General 4Webster
was nervous and had lost all his bluster. Sir
Henry James still looked ill and wretched,
and neither he nor his colleague attempted
any thing but a few of the mildest questions
in cross-examination. v
O'Kelly, Campbell, McCarthy and Davitt
all denied formally the Pigott fabrications.
Mr. Labonchere gave the lie direct to
PigoU's references to himself, and then
poor Soames, bilious and shaking, related
the incidents of his dealings with Pigott.
showing that he had made no inquiries and
had acted about as idiotically as the mana
ger of the Times himself.
George Lewis, the leading criminal
lawyer, was on the very best of terms with
himself as he told how Pigott had come to
him and admitted the forgeries. It was with
a smile of pride that he told the Judges he
always knew that Pigott was a forger.
Pigott was far away basking, we were
given to understand, in a sunnier clime, but
it was necessary to give further formal proof
of his tremendous turpitude, and so rep
utable citizens and mild-mannered gentle
men, Michael Davitt and Justin McCarthy
among them, had to go into the witness box
and solemnly swear that they were not
inciters to outrages and accessories to murder.
This done, Solicitor Lewis, the famous
Labouchere and the celebrated Sala, one
after another, repeated the now well-known
story of their meetings and talkings with
Pigott Then followed -a weak attempt on
the part of the Times to prove that they
traded with Pigott in good faith, and with
every confidence in his probity, and a very
brief cross-examination of Solicitor Soames
showed that he and his associates had neg
lected the most elementary precautions
against being deceived.
The whole of the afternoon was spsnt in
an argument as to the admissibility of the
files ot the Irish World as evidence, the
Times arguing in effect that as the Land
League leaders accepted money subscribed
through Patrick Ford's organ, and helped
to circulate it in Ireland, they and the Na
tional League must be held to have in
dorsed its language, however violent and
stupid. The con'rt took time to consider the
matter, but judging from the tone of some of
President Hannen's remarks, the decision
will go against the Irish members.
A DEFAULTER'S HAUL.
The Seed Company President Gets Away
With 8100,000, Including Borrowed
money Charges of Collusion With
the Agricultural Department.
rSPXCIAL TILEOBAM TO TBE M3FATCR.1
New Tobk, March 1. From the best in
formation obtainable to-day, the amount of
money which should have gone to the A.
B. Cleveland Company, and which Presi
dent A. B. Cleveland appropriated to his
own nse before he disappeared" is
in the neighborhood of 38,000. A story
was curient to-day that legal action had
been begun against Mr. Cleveland for con
spiracy, and that he had agreed to meet the
plaintiffs in January, but had not done so.
Mr. Haid said regarding this:
1 did hear last June that certain parties
who were competitors in the seed trade had
begun some such action. It was against
Mr. Cleveland personally, and others, bnt
not against the company. I believe it was
founded on a charge of 'mixing seeds.' "
"What does 'mixing seeds' mean?"
"T couldn't explain it adequately in half
an hour, but briefly it means putting seeds
in envelopes which did not state their actual
contents on the outside. I think the whole
affair amounted to nothing. I have not heard
of it since summer."
It was intimated by rival houses that Sec
retary Norman J. Colmau, of the Depart
ment of Agriculture, was a great friend of
Mr. Cleveland, and that ever since the pres
ent administration has been in power in
Washington the A. B. Cleveland Company
had been the sole source of supply to the
Department of Agriculture.
"There have been many charges to this
effect printed in the trade papers for four
years back," said a seedsman, "and the
company has replied that many other firms
participated in Govergment patronage, but
it is generally known that other houses
which sent seeds to Washington were them
selves supplied by Cleveland."
The story that a large quantity of turnip
seeds sold to the Government at 30 cents
were purchased at 6 cents by Mr. Cleveland,
because they were old and worthless, is cur
rent among seedsmen. The officers of the
company declare the story false.
Among those from whom Mr. Cleveland
borrowed money is Treasurer Stearns. ' It is
said that Mr. Cleveland borrowed from him
at various times) which aggregates between
58,000 and $10,000, a large part of
which was lent just previous Jo
his flight. Arfother gentleman is said to
have lent MrC Cleveland $40,000. Mr.
Cleveland's father is quoted as saying that
he would disinherit him. The old gentle
man is said to be worth $150,000, and he has
no other children.
HUNTING FOR THEIE FUNDS.
A Midnight Search for the Boodle of Ives
' and Stayner.
rsrrciAL txxxgbam to tub pisfatcb-.i
New "obk, March 1. "We don't indict
Ives andf Stayner every day," said Mr.
Prank E. Lawrence, the general counsel
for the (Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton
Railroad to-day, "and to-day was one
of the off days." One reason
for this perhaps, was the fact that thfi Tfu'v.
ruary Grand Jury was dismissed, and the
March Grand Jury does not assemble until
Monday. The March Grand Jury
will' undoubtedly have a further
grist of the doings of the pair to get through
with. The appropriation of $1,250,000 of
the.' Dayton and Chicago bonds has not been
JJust now, it is said, that Mr. Lawrence
and Inspector Byrnes are on a hunt for the
swag. At any rate, Mr. Lawrence
has ljeen staying up of nights,
and says he believes Ives and
Stayner have got the money stowed away
somewhere, and night before last Inspector
Byrnes, Woodruff, tne ex-Treasurer of the
Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton, and two
unknown men left police headquarters at a
late hour and did not return until 3 A. m.
Woodruff's statement to Assistant District
Attorney Parker is said to have been com
Inspector Byrnes refused to disclose
the object of the midnight expedi
tions or their, directions. Asked if Albert
Netter's relations with Ives a.nd Stayner
were being looked into, Mr. Lawrence said
to-day: "We may have something to say
toNetter." - 6 '
CHINESE BANKS 2$&2eM
ods of the Celestials, their system of credo,
bookkeeping, exchanges and clearing houses,
exhaustively described in to-morrow' Dis
PATca by Frank O. Carpenter,
I0TAL TO THE LAST.
President Cleveland Sustained by
His Party Friends in the House
IN THAT BODY'S DUNG THROES.
They Refuse to Override Hi3 Teto of the
Des Moines River land BilL
A HANDSOME MAJORITY IN HIS FATOR.
Deacon White Enlojizes Uhe KxecntiTe, bnt Stiff
LolbTint is Charged,
The House tackled the President's veto of
the Des Moines river land bill, yesterday,
and after a lively debate, in which charges
of lobbying by ex-members and even more
serious insinuations, the President's veto
was not only untouched, but it was sus
tained, by a vote of 147 to 103. One of the
peculiar features of the debate was a vigor
ous defense of the President by "Deacon"
White, of New York, a Bepublican mem
ber. Washington, March 1. The House to
day, by a vote of 136 to 114, considered the
President's veto of the Des Moines river
land bill. Mr. Holmes, of Iowa, urged the
passage of the bill, the President's veto to
the contrary notwithstanding. The bill
sought only to allow the settlers to go into
court and inquire whether the Des Moines
Navigation Company had complied with
the terms of the grant.
Mr. White, of New York, said that the
argument that the bill was intended only to
quiet titles was specious. The measure was
a legislative decree, defying the decisions of
the United States Supreme Court for the
past 20 years. The Supreme Court had de
cided that the title to the lands had passed
entirely from the United States, and yet the
first phrase of the bill was one declaring the
lands to be public lands. The question was
whether the House would pass the bill over
the dignified, carefully-prepared, logical
veto of the President of the United States.
It would have been easier for Cleveland to
have fallen in accord with the popular
voice and have signed the bill; but the man
had shown he had a conscience about this
business. All honor to tbe man who dared
to refuse to do a popular act because he
knew that was wrong! Grover Cleveland
had not yet gone, applause on Demo
cratic side, and as long as he dared to do
an unpopular thing out of the conviction of
his sense of duty, he would remain with the
country. He (Mr. White) honored Cleve
land through and through because he had
done this thing.
SUSTAINED BY THE 8UPBEME COTJBT.
Mr. Wheeler, of Alabama, also opposed
the bill, and cited decisions of the Supreme
Court to show that the United States .had no
title to the lands.
Mr. Parker, of New York, opposed the
bill as being wrong and contrary to decided
and settled law. It put the United States
in the position of the robber who, having
sold his property, sought to gather it back
to himself. '
Mr. Gear, of Iowa, said that the settlers
had gone on the lands in good faith. They
had gone on in their young manhood, and
to-day, in their old age, they were liable to
be evicted under the decision of a court
gained, in his judgment, by a clear case of
collusion. He did not criticise the Presi
dent for having vetoed the bill, bnt from
his investigation of the ' message, he had
concluded that the grounds stated by the
President did not warrant him in interpos
ing his will as part of the legislative branch
of the Government.
Mr. Payson, of Illinois, sent to the Clerk's
desk and had read a telegram which has
been published in the papers stating that
700 evictions are threatened in three coun
ties of Iowa. He spoke, he said, in be
half of men whose property was being taken
from them by
Who spoke for the millionaires, for the
men holding the Navigation Company's
title? The paid attorneys and lobbyists of
the Navigation Company had been heard
around this hall ever since the pendency of
this legislation. The gentleman from Ala
bama (Mr. Wheeler), had said that so far
as he knew he had never seen a lobbyist
against the bill. The gentleman knew and
he (Mr. Payson), knew that ex-members of
Congress, with the money of the Navigation
Company in their pockets, in violation of
their privileges as ex-members, came on the
floor to stifle legislation and had conferred
with the gentleman at this session, to his
(Mr. Payson's) knowledge. If the gentle
man wanted him to name the men who had
been violating their privileges it would af
ford him pleasure to name them, here and
now. Applause. "
Mr- Parker Does the gentleman include
me in anything he has said?
Mr. Payson I said ex-members of Con
gress. I use words advisedly. Neither
directly nor indirectly do I refer to the gen
tleman from New York. I refer to ex-members
who come here as attorneys for the
Navigation Company; and the very bill
which the gentleman from Alabama says
should have passed was drafted by an ex
member of Congress and presented to him
as I know, and as he knows that I know.
Mr. W heeler You say an attorney gave
me that bill?
THE ATTOENET NAMED.
Mr. Payion Egbert Viele wrote that hill
and gave- jt to you. He told me and yon
told me. Do you deny that you know
Viele? You have shown me telegram after
telegram you have received from Viele,
formerly a" member of the House, and now
an attorney for the Navigation Company.
The House refused to pass the bill over
the President's veto yeas, 147; nays, 103
not the required two-thirds in the affirma
tive. Mr. Bandall was immediately on his feet
with a motion to dispense with private
business, so as to pave the way partiallv to
' a consideration of the Cowles bill; and Mr.
"ftf ! T 1 m 11 j w4n rvAnlhm 4 a AlnA m j ma
iuiiia, lu uio aubdguujQui tu tuab measure,
called up, as a question of privilege, a
President's veto on a private bill. Both
these gentlemen were sidetracked, however,
by Mr. Enloe, of Tennessee, with a confer
ence report on the bill to punish dealers or
pretended dealers in counterfeit money for
using the United States mails. Pending a
vote on the report, the House took a recess,
the evening session to be for the considera
tion of private pension bills.
SHOE! SHEIFT IN THE SENATE.
In the Senate to-day all the pension bills
on the calendar (52) were passed. Among
them was one giving a pension of $50 per
month, instead of $100, as in the bill intro
duced by Mr. Hawley, to tbe widow of the
late General Hunt.
Mr. Blair moved, to take up his joint reso
lution proposing a liquor prohibition
amendment to tbe Constitution. Pending
action on that motion Mr. Biddleberger
moved to proceed to executive business.
The motion was agreed to yeas 24, nays 20.
Senators Hoar and Biddleberger voted with
the Democrats for the motion.
DR. TANNER ARRESTED.
Another Irish Member Falls a Victim to the
London, March 1. On leaving the
House of Commons to-day Dr. Tanner was
surrounded by a crowd of Badicals and Na
tionals and escorted to the Palace Hotel.
The party was followed, by a crowd of re
porters and others. No attempt was made
to arrest Tanner. At the hotel Tanner
made a speech, in which he eulogized Glad
stone. He was cnthusiatically cheered.
Dr. Tanner was subsequently arrested in
the smoking' room of his hotel and was
taken to Scotland Yard.
Was Not Threatened by Father Els How
the Girl's Confession Was Se
cured The Sensation Will
End To Day
tSFXCIAI. TEXXGRAX TO THE DISPATCH.l
Columbus, March L The feature of the
Church divorce case to-day was Bev. Father
Eis, pastor of Sacred Heart, who was called
as a witness. It was thought that he would
deny the testimony ot the cook, Teresa
Schirzinger, who, it is alleged, made a con
fession and statement of guilt with Colonel
Church to him. His evidence, however,
corroborated hers on all substantial features,
and there is great indignation over the man
ner in which her name has been used in
court Father Eis gave a long sketch of
his a own life, and then proceeded with the
testimony on the important points at issue.
I saw Mr. John Joyce at my room onTnors
day afternoon, December 20. On Friday after
noon I sent my nephew to tbe residence of Mr.
Church to call Teresa to my house. I told blm
to tell her it was important and a matter for
her own good, and if she did not come by Sun
day evening 1 would send for her mother.
Teresa came to my house Friday afternoon.
She was admitted by a lady. No one else saw
hen I was dressed ike a priest in my cassock.
I told her that she was guilty.. She denied it
straight out, but in snch a warT could see she
was guilty. She said she was not guilty. I
took her into the library, where we would not
be disturbed. I bejrin to argue tbe case with
her. 1 said to her I had a hundred reasons to
send for a person before I sit in judgment over
them. I told her I knew a great deal more
about the matter.
I told her if Bbe was guilty that was all that
was necessary. She did not then deny it I told
her that if sbe signed a statement ber good
name should be shielded. I then wrote tbe
statement already published and she signed it
and I told her to go home and pack her trunks
immediately, and go to her own home.
I told her if Mr. Church asked her
what was the matter, to tell him that I bad
treated with ber on private affairs of her fam
ily and herself. I told her to tell her mother
that Mr. and Mrs. Church bad a disagreement
ana broke up housekeeping, and sbe had gone
home, and that the fionse was no more a decent
dace for a girl to remain. I told her not to tell
Mr. Church, or anybody else, sbe bad signed
the paper, for then her good name would be
surely mined. I made no threat against her
mother; on the contrary I said that her father
and mother were decent people, and I liked
The cross-examination was pretty severe
and was somewhat favorable to the girl
Teresa. Several other witnesses were ex
amined, bnt nothing new developed. The
case will close to-morrow noon.
The Nebraska Lnwyer is President of the
Kepnbllcnn League of Clubs The
Next Meeting Will be at Nash
ville Vigorous Resolutions.
Baltimobe, March 1. The Convention
of the National League of Bepublican"
Clubs reconvened this morning at 11 o'clock.
The Committee on Besolutions, made a
lengthy report, which was unanimously
adopted. Among other things, it says:
By many conservative members of our party
our work ot organization a year ago was re
garded as a doubtful experiment but tbe re
salts attained prove tbe success of the experi
ment, and have not only disarmed our critics,
but have challenged their admiration of our
methods. Recognizing tbe importance of the
agency which, bnt a year old, has accomplished
so much, we earnestly urge all clubs composing
the State leagues not only to continue as per
manent educational factors, but to strengtbeD
therr opportunities for active work so thatwhat
has been accomplished shall be but the earnest
of what may be anticipated for the future.
We recognize in the Congressional provision
for the immediate admission to the Union of
the four new States of South Dakota, North
Dakota, Montana and Washington, tbe first
glorious fruits of the recent national Republi
can victory, and we welcome them into tbe
sisterhood of Republican States, whose mis
sion is to seenre and maintain American lib
erty and prosperity. And as it has been the
policy of the Republican party to recognize the
just claim of any Territory to admission, we
confidently anticipate a continuance of that
policy in tbe future.
The convention then proceeded to the
election of the President of the league.
President James P. Foster, of" New York,
put in nomination Judge John M. Thurston,
of Nebraska, who speedily was declared the
unanimous choice of the league. The rules
were suspended to allow the unanimous re
election of Andrew J3. Humnhrev. of New
York, as Secretary and Phineas C. Lownes
bury, of Connecticut, as Treasurer.
The Executive Committee was instructed
to revise the constitution in such respects as
it may deem necessary, and present the re
vision at the next annual convention,which,
it was decided, will be held in Nashville at
such time as the Executive Committee may
select The convention then adjourned.
NOT QUITE READI TET.
A Commercial Union Debate In the Canadian
Ottawa, Ont., March 1. In the House
of Commons to-day discussion was resumed
upon Mr. Laurier's resolution in favor of
direct negotiation by Canada with the
United States looking to the settle
ment of the fisheries question on
the basis of extended trade relations. Mr.
MacDonald, of Huron, supported tbe reso
lution in a vigorous speech. Hon. A. C.
Jones followed in the same view.
He claimed that the recent elec
tions won by the Liberals had been
carried on the programme in favor of closer
trade relations with the United States. He
dwelt on the immense market that would be
open to the Canadian fisheries un
der reciprocity. The United States,
he said, ii Canada's best customer.
Hon. Peter Mitchell attacked the fishery
policy and, the commercial policy of the
Government. He was no Commercial Un
ionist, although he had pledged
himself in favor of closer trade
relations with the United States.
After arraigning the Salisbury government
for its interference in North American af
ffdirs, Mr. Mitchell went on to show that
the policy of protection is preventing Canada
from enjoying prosperity. In conclusion, he
advised moderation toward the United
States, particularly in regard to tne fishery
question. Sir Richard Cartwright replied.
The resolution was defeated by 43 majority,
the vote standing, yeas 65, nays 108.
THREE YEARS IN THE PEN.
Ho Was Respected and Popnlar, Bnt Lived
Beyond His Means.
PHlLADELEHlA.March 1. John Buhl to
day pleaded guilty to six bills of indictment
charging him with larceny and embezzlement
of sums ranging from $600 to $7,000, and was
sentepced to three years' imprisonment
He was a member of City Councils
for several years, and always en
joyed the confidence of the resi
dents of the northeastern section
of the city, where he resided. In his busi
ness as conveyancer and real estate agent
he handled large amounts in cash, mort
gages, etc., belonging to clients.
He spent money liberally among his
friends, and through living beyond his
means, became indebted to a number of
persons, who, unable to get their money,
entered suits against him. Bnhl
then disappeared from tbe city, bat
after remaining away for some time, re
turned, and making restitution to his credi
tors as far as he was able, he threw himself
npor. the mercy of the Court, with the re
sult to-day as stated, of a sentence to three
Decorated by the Emperor of Japan.
WAsHiNGTON.Marchl. General George
B. Williams, of Indiana, has been deco
rated by the Emperor of Japan with the
Order of the Blstng Sun. General Will
iams was atone time United States Minister
to Japan, and later organized a financial
system for that country.
Gladstone' Son Dying.
London, March 2. Mr. W. H. Glad
stone, eldest son of the Hon. William E.
Gladstone, is dying at Hawarden. He was
Continued from First Page.
fulfill an engagement, made four months
before election, with Colonel John Hay, of
Ohio, who had that long ago invited tbe
General and Mrs. Harrison, to dine with
him here when they came on to attend the
Some comment was caused by the fact
that General Harrison went to dine with
Colonel Hay, after uniformly refusing all
the invitations that have been showered
upon him by other well-known persons here.
The fact that Colonel Hay's invitation had
been given and accepted long ago is not gen
THE PEETTY LADY.
Sirs. Russell Harrison to Bear That Title
for the Now Administration
Sirs. Ben Needs a Good
The Dispatch omitted from its yester
day's account of the true characters of the
new inmates of the White House all refer
ence to the sweetest and prettiest of the lady
members. She is Mrs. Bussell Harrison.
She was a Miss Saunders, daughter of the
then Senator from Nebraska. She is taller
than most women, and must measure 4
inches above 5 feet. She has loveliness in
both her face and her figure. She is a blonde
of the purely golden type, with that rich
complexion that golden blondes so often
possess. She is vivacious and amiable, and
is likely to be the mo'st talked of of all the
new State family. She and Bussell Har
rison" have been away, while the McKees
have always lived with the General, so that
this prettiest of them all has not had award
ed to her the place in the public mind that
she is certain to soon occupy.
The ladies who read The Dispatch this
morning, paused when thev came to the as
sertion that Mrs. Benjamin Harrison has
not got the most finishd taste in dress.
They say that this is not a killing matter,
after all. Nobody knows better than the
people of Washington how easily this miss
ing nualitv can be snnnlied. Conntrv folks
who know nothing at all about style, are
continually coming to Washington dressed
in the most outlandish cuts and colors, but
they soon learn to put themselves in the
hands of dressmakers and appear in society
as presentable as the rest. A no less nota
ble Washingtonian than Mrs. Frances
Hodgson Bnrnett was, at one time, charged
with being unhappy in her choice of cos
tumes, but to-day she employs a skillful
Washington dressmaker, and is now adver
tised a3 getting all her beautiful gowns
CALLERS ON THE BABIES.
Pretty Little Maidens Come to See the Pets
of the New Administration.
The babies have been receiving anew sort
of visitor to-day. Several times little chil
dren who have read abont them have asked
to see tbem, and they have been allowed to
do so. Two particularly pretty little maid
ens, the elder not over 6 or 7 years of age,
shook hands bashfully with Mrs. McKee
this afternoon, andwhen she smiled pleas
antly at them they'shyly asked: "Are your
the one that has the babies?" Mrs. McKee,
acknowledging her motherhood withanother
smile, the two little callers were encouraged
to ask: "Please may we see them?" They
were told to go right upstairs and knock at
the first door to the left, and they trotted off,
hand in hand, and very happy.
Many questions have been asked 'about
the name of Bussell Harrison's child, and
very few have been able to understand it
when told. Marthena is the name, and it is
historical, beside. Benjamin Harrison
McKee cannot hold a candle to his little
cousin when it comes to ancientness of
name. Tbe name of Marthena is a sort of
heirloom in the family of Mrs. Bussell
Harrison's mother, and it came to this
country originally, Bussell says,, in the
time of Christopher Columbus. It is a
Spanish name, and is borne last before the
present little girl by Mrs. Saunders, the
BATHER A REMARKABLE FAMILY.
Fonr Generations of the President's Rela
tions Seen In a Group.
When the Bev. Dr. John W. Scott called
upon his son-in-law, Benjamin Harrison,
the other day, there were four generations
of this remarkable family togetner grand
father, father, children and grandchildren.
The old ex-dominie is 89 years old. He was
at the head of Miami University when Ben
jamin Harrison went away from that school
of learning with a diploma and the profes
That was about all Benjamin had in
the world. He came to be a Senator
and get his old father-in-law a place in the
Pension Office, where nobody paid any at
tention to him until after the late election,
when the clerks got together and gave him
an elegant walking stick.
MRS. HARRISON TO TAKE A REST.
She'll Not be at Home to Callers at the
Mrs. Harrison has found herself unable
to carry out her intention of having a prac
tically public reception every afternoon un
til inauguration, and to-morrow it is an
nounced the ladies of the family will be at
home only to intimate friends. Mrs. Harri
son has been warned that it is necessary that
she take some rest before the fatiguing cere
monies Monday, and to-morrow and Sunday
she will keep to herself as much as possible.
She says she will, at least, but those who
know her predict that her good nature will
overcome her regard for health, and that
she will find it hard to refuse to see anyone
who can claim even the slightest acquaint
ance with her.
LINING FOR WASTEBASKETS.
Seir-Satlsfted Offlcesrekers Send Photos
That Never Reach tbe General.
A great many odd things are noticed
about the Private Secretary's quarters by
those who call there often. One of them is
the fact that photos seem to form a regnlar
proportion of the contents of the waste
baskets. The explanation of this is that
many applicants for office seek to help
their cause by inclosing with their letter a
photograph of themselves.
These pictures are invariably thrown di
rectly into the waste basket,and are scarcely
glanced at by the persons who open the
correspondence, let alone ever getting to
the sight of the President-elect Pictures
of children and of wives are sometimes sent
in the same way and to meet the same fate.
MOYEMESTS OF THE MORTONS.
The Ladies of the Ties President-Elect's
Family Have Their Hands Fall.
Mrs. Morton and her daughters have
spent some time with the Harrisons this
morning, and just before dinner Mrs. Mc
Kee and Mrs. Bnssell Harrison called upon
Mrs. Morton. These ladies also spent a
short time during the afternoon assisting
Mrs. Henry C Bowen at the reception she
gave in her rooms at the Arlington from 3
to 6 o'clock.
0NLI FLOWERS RECEIVED.
All Other Presents -et Aside to Look at
Numerous gifts of fresh flowers have kept
the parlor and dining room in the Harrison
apartments such bowers of bloom that the
atmosphere is often oppressive with tbe
These are about the only gifts received
now which are ever looked at, ail other
packages being set aside to be opened after
the family is settled ta the White House.
THE MDIES BUSY?!
Curious and Inquisitive People Conftsue t
Gaze at Them Another Bar,
. Bowing, Handshaking. SHe
and Handsome Dresses.
The ladies of the Harrison faaily.h
even a busier daythan yesterdaXi alAoBghj i
consiaeraoie enort was made to spare Mrs.
Harrison from the fatiguing that the ex .
perienced the day betore. The ladies ..werrf t
not at home except to personal friends all
the morning, but others who called 'were
informed that there wonldTbe a general re- fk
ception betweeazso and i o.clocjc is iai,
Mrs. McKee spent most of the morning
with her children, after they came,bacs
from a little excursion, in charge of thV'
nurses, anoui tne pane near tne notei. Alter
noon she went out to lunch with MiM
Gonvernenr. an old friend of the famil v.
All the rest of the family were at lnnch i
and tne meal was scarcely over: when the
time set for the beginning of the pnblic re
ception arrived. The public were on hand
long before the time, and for the first hour
or so the parlor was continually crowded' -,?
huu uie suurways at times uiocxauea oj ua
stream of callers, mostly ladies. Toward.
the end the number lessened, and the ladies .
had leisure to chat with personal friends '
who remained after the merely curious
folks had left There were many who
called, however, even after 4 o'clock, and
thev were received by the yonngerladies.
Mrs. Harrison refused herself to everybody
alter that hour, pleading that she had t
prepare for a drive. . t
The receiving party during the afternoon jj
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Saunders. Mrs. Harrison wore the same-
brown cloth costume that she wore'yestet'J
aay, duc juts. .Kusscll Harrison had on a-?
beautiful costnme of salmon cashmere, Jy
trimmed with silk of the same color sbo " -'
with apple green ribbon sash. It became "
her statuesqne figure well, and she was one'
of the brightest objects in the room. 'Mrs.- '
McKee, also, had donned a new gown for
the occasion. It was of very dark velvety
with a vest of Valenciennes lace, and waa-Jt'1
as rich as the costume of Mrs. Bnssell Har- w
rison was striking.
The callers included beside several hundred '
ladies, a large number of well-known men, K
among them Justices Harlan and Millers
Hannibal Hamlin and Colonel Fred-Grant ;
Mrs. Grant accompanied the latter. . ,
Mrs. Harrison's ride was with Mrs. Joun,t
Sherman and another lady, and was a Xoai
one. Her sister, Mrs. Lord, also accom"
panied her. It was nearly 6 o'clock- when
she returned to the hotel. .J
GREAT CHANGES IN TWO TEARS".
General" Harrison Used to ho a Caller o
Even in Washington many persons think
of Mr. Harrison as a man who was Senator
here in the dim past, yet his term expired
and he left here only two years ago. He
was acquainted with President Cleveland,
and called on him more than once. Cleve
land's administration concerned him, for it
kept his father-in-law in thePensionBnreaa
four years, and his son Bussell in the publie .
service in Helena, Mont, for more than one .,
year. It performed a like service for the.
incoming Vice President, also keeping Mr.
Morton's brother-in-law, Mr. Grinnell. in
the Bristol consulate, in England, at 3,008
a year np to date. But it is only
two years since Benjamin Harrison .
lived here, passing his present quarters
every day in a 5 cent Herdic phaeton on
the way to and from his modest quarters in
the Woodmont flat, a middle.class apart
ment house where all the tenants ate at &
common table. There the ladies met and
chatted about shopping, and dresses, and
teething babies, and all the rest every day. '
Mrs. Harrison, had many friends there, and
she has received them all within tbe last
dav or two. and nskful nil flhmit. tfm nr
babies that have come and the other things 4
!.... hmJ ... !... . 1 S At.. U J - A
that used to interest her in the old davs.
President-elect Harrison always liked the
Arlington, where he is now stopping, anp.,
once in those old days that seem to him like)
yesterday, he dropped in and got the prices;
of rooms from Mr.Boesselle, bnttheyseemed
to him too costly, and he never rented any. ,
To close these reminiscences in the most
dramatic way, it is only a vear aeo that the
same great man, in a speech at Detroit, used
tne sentence, 1 am a dead statesman.
ALL SAFELI PDT TO BED.
Genernl Harrison, 'J.lg-e and Son-In-LaW
Tucked In for the NIshr.
General and Mrs. Harrison returned frcm?1
Colonel Hays' at 10:30 o'clock. Gene
Tracy was waiting in the parlor and GeB-!
eral Harrison at once went into conference .
with him. They were closeted for'
halt an hour, and then General Tracy went
away loosing weigntea down with responsi
bility, and General Harrison sent down
word that he would see no one else and was
going to bed.
Secretary Halford, who with Bnssell Ha
rison and Mr. McKee, had kept open house
in the office down stairs all the
evening, stayed about a little later
to chat with Mnrat Halstead, W.
J. Arkell. and other newepaper men
who dropped in, but soon as possible after-! :
ward he also shut up shop, pulled out the
humble bed-lounge in the bacfc room,
which is his couch during these ex
citing times, and sought the kind o '
repose that a private secretary might be ex
pected to get two nights before inauguration, 1
witn tne uaoinet still unsettled. '"
As soon as Mr. Halford's light went out.'
Doorkeeper JUinsmore ana nis assistant J!
closed and locked the door separating thavE
Johnson annex from the rest of the house, K
and also went on to get some rest
TinaalJ & PlawAtuHilla ". A VasaKSlB IdV
President Cleveland held his last public
reception this alternooh. Over 2,009
persons called, most of wh,om were- ladies, 4s2
ana tne reception lastea more man an nour.
WHERE NOBLE WILL BE PLACED.
He Tntimates the War Department Will bet !
Abont His Size.
isrxcur. tzlxobah to tbx dispatch.'i'
St. Louis, March 1. General John.JT.
Noble, the man who is put down as certaiaj
for a place in Harrison's Cabinet, left fori
Washington to-night "Well, Generals
what are yon going to do in Washington?"'!
asked one of his friends, as a small party
was bidding him goodby. ' i
"The administration will find somethinir
forme to do," said he, "but I'll tell you no
that the papers are an wrong." , .
"Is it true. General, that yon are to Jbi
secretary oi war; vi
"You are a good guesser, was the ni
sponse. 1 ,1
This is the first connection'of General i
Noble's name with the War Department,
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the office he will filL
A GOOD DEMOCRAT.
He Befase s to Hold a Fat OSes Under i
Kome, March 1. The Popolo Romano a
nounces that Mr. J. B. Stallo, the Aiaeri
can Minister here, will resign on the groai4J
that a Democrat cannot serve under a-Be-lj
publican Government ?-
Active Temperance Work. .;
Last night Moorhead Union No. VWi'Clj
T. u. held a temperance meetsse we
Glass Workers' Assembly No. 36. 'oatfcal
Sonthside. The attendance was large. ad"
President James Campbell, with Mastiri
Workman Boss, made short speeches. The-l
meeting was conuuetea Dy jHn. JS.-J
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the Sunday issue oThs Dhh akhb. Jrem-I
trilmtion pleasantly deaU isttt Me ftnusfcisu.
tion now Uikiiig place at tto XaHe&vJHiA
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