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tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly the lite of trade. All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
JUST A BITOP A ROW
In the Cabinet, Between Blaine
and Wanamaker, Over
THE MINISTER TO TURKEY.
Quay Declares He'll Knock the Pitts
burg Postoffice Persimmon.
FOED'S FEIEXDS SOT HIGHLY ELATED
President Harrison Soya tbe Public Printer
Will be a Western Man The New Ex
ecutive ExercUcs Clemency for the First
Time In Criminal Case One Depart
ment Fonnd In Which Ko Reforms Are
Necessary or Possible The President's
Mail Mnch Larger Than Cleveland's
Was Secretary Wlndom Wants n First
Class Supervising Architect of the
Treasury The Senate Expects to Ad
Jonra Next Thursday or Friday.
The first clash has been heard in the
Cabinet. Blaine asserts his prerogative,
and as yet the President has not decided
between him and Sir. Wanamaker. The
latter gentleman wishes a commercial friend
ot his to be retained as Minister to Turkey.
The said Turkish Minister opposed Mr.
Blaine in 1884. Mr. Blaine opposes the
Mugwump now. President Harrison's
mail continues enormous. The Pittsburg
delegation Reccing the postoffice for Mr.
Ford have interviews with the powers, but
Mr. Quay insists on the appointment of Mr.
McKean. President Harrison intimates
that Mr. Larkin will continue to write him
self P. M. for another year or so.
ISrECIAX. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, March 21. There is a
little bit oi a family row in the Cabinet
Messrs. Blaine and "Wanamaker are the
principal figures in it, and the other mem
bers are inclined to side with the Secretary
of State. Mr. 'Wanamaker has asked the
President to retain Mr. Oscar Straus, a Sew
York Mugwump, as Minister to Turkey.
Mr. Blaine wants to give the place to a
prominent Hebrew Republican.
Mr. Straus is a member of the well-known
china importing house of Straus Brothers,
If ew York, and was lormerly a Republican,
but became a Mugwump in 1881, and in the
last campaign again heartily supported Mr.
Cleveland and contributed liberally to the
Democratic campaign fund. Mr. 'Wana
maker is a big purchaser of crockeryware
for his Philadelphia store, and is a valuable
customer of Straus Brothers. He has a.
very high opinion of Mr. Oscar Straus, and
thinks it desirable that he should be kept
at his post
Blaine Insists That Straus Must Go.
The President has listened to all that Mr.
"Wanamaker has to say in behalf of his
friend, but has given no indication of his in
tentions. Mr. Blaine has insisted very
earnestly that Mr. Straus must go, and it
will be strange if he does not carry his
point General Harrison, it is true, has
made several personal appointments off
hand to foreign missions without consulting
Mr. Blaine, but in this case he is quite
likely to take the opinion of his Secretary of
State. In the other instances where Mr.
Blaine was not first consulted the appoint
ments were those of personal, Iriends oi the
President This case presents a different
As Mr. Blaine views it, it is understood
that the Postmaster General is interfering
unwarrantably in his (Mr. Blaine's) ar
rangements, and he resents Mr. Wana
xaaker's pernicious activity in behalf of a
friend with whom he has such close busi
ness relations. It looks as though somebody J
would have to be sat upon by the President
Why Mr. Batcbellor Was Disappointed.
General Batchellor, of Sew York, who
had his heart set on the Turkish mission,
and was consoled with the much less desira
ble office of Assistant Secretary of the Treas
ury, may now understand, perhaps, why he
did not get his desire.
It is suggested that General Harrison may
work out of the difficulty that confronts him
by asking his old friend General Lew "Wal
lace, to go back to Turkey. The latter says
he does not want the place, hut doubtless he
would yield if the President urged him to
There were no delegations at the "White
House tc-day. This is somewhat unusual,
sot having been the case, except on Sun
days, since the 4th of March. There were
plenty of callers, however. The only dif
ference was that they came alone, with
very few exceptions. This latter class in
cluded Senators Plumb, Teller and
Gray, who came in company,
and Senators Coke and Reagan, of
Texas, who were accompanied bv Colonel
Ochiltree. Among the other callers were
Senators Spooner, Blair, Cullom, Piatt and
Hiseock; Representatives Caswell, Conger,
Daliell, Peters, Milliken, Russell, Hitt,
Evans and Cheadle. Another exception to
the rule of single callers was Senator Hoar,
who was accompanied by Mr. AYashburne,
the newly appointed Minister to Switzer
land. The President's Extensive Mails.
"While the stormy weather of to-day had
the effect ot diminishing the number of call
ers upon the President, the mail which s.
rived at the "White House showed no sign of
decreasing. Since the 4th of March the
President's mail has been very heavy, aver
aging from 600 to 700 letters, and some days
running as high as 1,000 letters. President
Cleveland's letters rarely exceeded 300 a day.
Many of the communications sent to
President Harrison are intended for other
persons, several of whom are utterly un
known to him, the correspondent probably
thinking that letters addressed to the care
of the 1'residcnt will undonbtedly reach
their destination. Manvlndianians, indeed,
-when they leave home, tell their friends "to
"address their letters to Washington, care of
TIED WITH BED TAPE.
How the Wcrk of Various Departments of
ho Government Is Delayed An
Interesting Report From a
Washington, March 2L The special
committee appointed in the last Congress to
investigate the methods 'of doing business
in the executive departments, of wbich
Senator Cockrell is Chairman, has -completed
.its work, and the report, prepared by
Senator Cockrell (who has really been the
committee), will be made to the Senate in a
few days. The document is an exhaustive
and interesting one, containing numerous
illustrations of how red tape and. senseless
adherence to forms and precedents interrupt
and retard the dispatch of public business:
The report will show that in some de
partments, the Pension and Land Bureaus
for instance, as long a time as four or five
years is required to settles claim or get in
formation of certain kinds. Claims filed as
far back as 1884 in these bureaus are still
undisposed of. In some offices efforts are
making to get out of the old ruts and adopt
new and better methods, with the result that
business is dispatched with greatepaccuracy,
more speedily and with more benefit to
.The Paymaster General's office is up with
current business, and requests for informa
tion are answered within 24 hours. In the
Surgeon General's office Dr. Ainsworth has
introduced a card index, by the use of
which he has caught up with the business,
over a year behind at the time he took hold,
and been able to furnish information in 72
per cent of cases, against 59 per cent under
the old style.
Senator Cockrell says there is, however,
in many, if not most, cases a disposition to
ignore improved ways of doingbusiness,and
the report will recommend, among other
things, that a commission be appointed,
with authority and direction to institute the
reforms suggested. He thinks the use of
the card index in the military and naval
records would dot only greatly facilitate
the transaction of business, but lead to a
very considerable reduction of the clerical
force now necessary in the several departments.
ADJOURNMENT IN SIGHT.
In One More Week the Weary Senators Ex
pect to Go Home.
Washington, March 21. In the execu
tive session of the Senate this afternoon
Senator Sherman announced that President
Harrison had informed him that he (the
President) would be so" far along with his
nominations that the Senate might con
veniently adjourn next week. It is the ex
pectation that the special session will end
on Thursday or Friday next In order to
assist the President in his intention, the
Senate did not take the usual three-day re
cess to-day, but will meet again to-morrow.
This notification makes it practically cer
tain that no legislative business will be
transacted before adjournment A promi
nent Senator said to-day that this would be
the programme. There will probably be,
however, some discussion'of the resolutions
introduced yesterday by Senator Butler,
declaring that the Senate has power to elect
a President pro tempore for service during
an entire term of Congress, a decision by
the Senate being desired by a number of
Senators upon that disputed point
LONGEE H0UES OF WORK.
Fostonlce Department Clerks Required to
Stick Close to Their Desks.
"Washington-, March 2L Postmaster
General Wanamaker to-day issued an order
directing all clerks in the office of the First
Assistant Postmaster General, and such as
may be required from the other bureaus of
the Department "until otherwise directed,
to begin work at 8:30 o'clock A. M., instead
of 9 o'clock, as heretofore, and to .remain at
their desks until 6 o'clock P. si., instead of
This increase of hours isj made for the
purpose ot facilitating the dispatch of ap
plications and preparation of papers for
action in the office of the First Assistant
Postmaster General. The clerks in the
Bead Letter Office are also required to work
from 8.30 a. 31. nntil 6 T. M., until the
work in arrears in that division is brought
ON THE PEESIDENTS LIST.
Another Small Batch of Appointments Sent
to tbe Sennte.
"Washington, March 2L The Presi
dent sent the following nominations to the
Senate to-day: Miles C. Moore, of Walla
"Walla, Wash. T., to he Governor of Wash
ington Territory; Oliver C. White, of Day
ton, Wash. T., to be Secretary of
Washington Territory; Henry N. Blaine,
of Montana, to be Chief Justice of the
Supreme Court of Montana; John D. Flem
ing, of Colorado, to be United States At
torney for the District of Colorado.
A nnmber of postmasters were also ap
pointed, among them Daniel Horns, at Sew
Philadelphia, O.; John P. Welch, Neison
ville, O., and George W. Baker, Athens, O.
NOT ONE OF THE APPLICANTS.
A Position B reel c for the Man Fnlly Qual
ified for It.
Washington, March 2L In answer to
an inquiry on the subject this afternoon,
Secretary Windom stated that he had ten
dered the position of Supervising Architect
of the Treasury to James H. Windrim, of
Philadelphia, but was not sure yet whether
he wonld accept it or not He hoped he
would, because he was an excellent man,
splendidly equipped for tbe office, and
would .undoubtedly do it credit
The Secretary said he would like it stated
that Mr. Windrim was in no sense an ap
plicant for the office.
MEREDITtt'S STOCK "ASCENDS.
The President Says the Pnblic Printer Will
be a Western Man.
Washington, March 21. Franklin
Woodruff, Ju D. Baird, Theodore Wills
and Nathan Newman, of ITew York, waited
upon Secretary Windom to-day and asked
the appointment of Mr. Michael J. Dady as
Superintendent of Federal Buildings in
New York City, a position now held by
Colonel Fryer. The same delegation also
saw the President in behalf of Mr. Lewis
Payne's appointment as Public Printer.
It is said that tbe President informed the
delegation that New York must not expect
this office, as he had about decided to give
it to a Western man.
NO OCCASION FOE EEF0EMS.
The Internal Revenue Bnrenn Well Organ
ized and Equipped.
Washington, March 21. Mr. Mason,
who to-day qualified as Commissioner of
Internal Revenue, said this afternoon that
lie will not be in a hurry in making changes
in the Internal Revenue Bureau. He found
the office well organized and equipped, and
so far as he has been able to observe, there
is no immediate necessity for reforms. No
changes will be made, he said, except for
the benefit of the service.
Three Excellent Qualifications.
Washington, "March 21. la speaking
of the nominations of .Mr. Blake and Mr.
Fleming, this afternoon, Attorney General
Miller said: "They are good men, good
lawyers and good Republicans, three excel
dUAY WOjTT GIVE UP.
lie Declares He'll Land tho Pittsburg Post
office II It's theXast Thine Be
Docs Small Encourage
ment for tbe Ford
tsrxcui. TZX.EO BAM TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Washington, March 21. The delega
tion of citizens of Pittsburg here in the in
terest of Mr. H. P. Ford for postmaster
called on President Harrison and on Post
master General Wanamaker, to-day, but
did not receive a response that was partic
ularly cheering from either of those gentle
men. President Harrison would only say
that the friends of the applicants must effect
some understanding before he could see his
way clear to make a selection from among
the rival candidates, and left the impression
that otherwise Postmaster Larkin would be,
permitted to serve the remainder of his term
undisturbed. At any rate, it is possible
that at the Cabinet meeting to-morrow it
may be decided that term officials should be
permitted in all cases to conclude their terms
except where charges are made and sustained
Supposing this will be the decision, the
Pittsburgers still want to know who will be
postmaster when the time comes to make
the appointment Persons cognizant of the
details of the Pittsburg fight do not look
for anv cessation of hostilities and the query
with them is as to the course of the Presi
dent and- Postmaster General, when the
time comes to make tbe appointment, be that
soon or late.
The visiting delegation were very reti
cent as to what was said by tbe Postmaster
General, but from another source it is
learned that he gave them no hope that Mr.
Ford would be the nominee. Certainly they
looked gloomv when they returned from
their visit, and entirely unlike a party who
had concluded a successful mission. Messrs.
Oliver Flinm, Ford and Von Bonnhorst left
this afternoon for home by way of Balti
more and Harrisburg. Representative
Dalzell remained to attend to further busi
ness for office hunters and to argue a case be
fore the Supreme Court Persons to whom
the visitors talked more freely than to the
correspondents say they abandoned hope
of securing the nomination of Mr. Ford.
A friend of Senator Quay tells the corres
pondent of The Dispatch that the Sena
tor sent a telegram to a friend in Pittsburg
yesterday, which ran something like this:
"Don't get scared. I am bound to have that
persimmon if I have to cut the tree down to get
"Don't you think that looks a little as
though McKean was going to be postmas
ter? queried the friend.
CHARGES HAED TO SUSTAIN.
General Wolfley Running the Ganntlctof
Very Serious Accusations,
Washington, March 21. The nomina
tion of Lewis Wolfley to be Governorof Ari
zona is still pendingbefore the Committee on
Territories. Senator Piatt, Chairman, said to
day: "We are waiting to hear and read all
that may be offered for and against General
Wolfley. When that iff done we shall con
sider it all and give a judicial decision. We
could not do less than that and any man is
entitled to it"
The charges, it is said, are of a very seri
ous nature, but the general belief is they
cannot be sustained, and that General
Wolfleys nomination will receive a favoi
HAEEISON SAVES A LIFE.
His First Commutation of tbe Death Pen
altr to Imprisonment.
Washington, March 2L The Presi
dent has commuted to imprisonment for life
the sentence of death imposed in the case of
Albert Green, colored, convicted of the
murder of James Lucas, also colored, in the
District of Columbia in September last,and
sentenced to be hanged on the 5th of Anril.
This is the first criminal case in which
President Harrison has exerbised clemency.
Want to Step Into Walker's Shoes.
special teleo rax to tbe dispatch.!
Washington, March 21. Inter-State
Commerce Commissioner Walker has not
resigned, as has been reported within a day
or two, but he will probably do so soon. So
far only two candidates for the snecession
have been heard from. One is ex-Governor
Austin, ot Minnesota, and the other ex
Railway Commissioner Wright, of Ohio.
After a-Kice Job.
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE UISPATCTM
Washington1, March 21. Hon. Hugh
Young, formerly Bank Examiner for the
Western district of Pennsylvania, is mak
ing a very strong race for the office of
Controller of the Currency! The Penn
sylvania Senators have not formally in
dorsed him, as has been reported, but they
have signified their approval of him.
A PILOT'S HEE0IC ATTEMPT.
He Risks His Own Life to Save That of
JSPXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DlSPATCH.l
Boston, March 2L After Pilot William
McMillen had boarded the steamer Bulgar
ian, two miles out at sea from Boston
light rhip, this morning, his row boat
swamped, plunging the two boatmen in the
water. One lost hold on the lines thrown
them and was sinking, when McMillen
jumped overboard and nut a life preserver
Finding they both could not be drawn on
the steamer together, he let go the line,
sacrificing his chance for life for the sake of
the other. The boatman after awhile also
let go, his strength having given out, and
was lost, but McMillen, when nearly ex
hausted, was himself rescued.
A PERAMBULATING SALOON.
Conducted by a Woman in Maine, to tbe
rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.I
Lewiston, Me., March 21. A few days
ago the deputy-sheriffof Kennebec county,
found a woman drunk and in a nearly nude
condition, lying on the floor of her house,an
the old Hallowell road in Chelsea. Th e of
ficer returned to the place to arrest her, but
by that tiJe she had vanished, and It has
since been discovered that she is living
somewhere in the woods, coming out occa
sionally dressed in a full suit of soldiers'
clothes, peddling liquor from her basket to
the inmates of the Soldiers' Home, at To
gus. She is apecul lar looking creature, with hair
shingled, and so closely resembles a man
that it is very difficult for the officers to
A QUEER PIECE OF 'BAGGAGE.
The Contents of n Neglected Tallse Prove
to Have Good Lungs.
lirECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE MSr-AICn.J
New Yoek. March 21. After the pas
sengers had left the New Haven Railroad
train that arrived at the Grand Central
depot at 2:15 p. M. to-day, a cheap black
satchel was found by a trainman in one of
the cars. He took it to the Superintendent's
office. A wall came from the interior of the
valise. It was opened, and (disclosed a six-months-old
baby Toy, pretty well dressed,
and laid in a nest of cotton batting.
At its side -was a nursing bottle half full
of-milk, and strongly impregnated with
paregoric. A policeman Trought the
foundling to Matron Webb. She says it
has Jaundice. -v
BALFOUR IS INABOfo
Another of His Minions Exposed and
the Secretary Himself
CALLED TO 0BDEE IN THE HOUSE.
For a Short Time an Incipient Eiot Eelgns
in Parliament. '
FBENCH MINISTRY ALMOST DEFEATED.
The Copper Crisis Searly Causes the OrerUirrt of
The reputation of another of Balfour's
minions has been blasted. An exciting de
bate occurred in the House of Commons
yesterday, during which the coercion
leader was called to order by the chair. A
general uproar followed. The French
Government was nearly overthrown because
of the copper trouble. An investigation
has been ordered.
London, March 21. In the House ot
Commons this afternoon Baron Henry de
Worms, Parliamentary Colonial Secretary,
read a telegram which had been received
from the Cape in reply to inquiries concern
ing Captain Seagrave, one of Balfour's
minions. The telegram said that Captain
Seagrave was dismissed from the Cape in
fantry service in 1885 for gross neglect of
duty and breach of trust
The reading of the dispatch was followed
by a scene of a treat disorder. The Irish
members rose in their places and cheered,
and there were cries of "Pigott!" "Pigottl"
When qniet was restored, Mr. Balfour,
Chief Secretary for Ireland, said he had
suspended Seagrave, but he preferred not to
dismiss him until documentary evidence of
his guilt had been received.
Home Secretary Matthews, in reply to a
question, admitted that Police Inspector
Andrews had visited America since the
passage of the Parnell Commission bill, but
he did not know whether Andrews had seen
LeCaron, the informer, there.
TO BEDUCE BAITOUE'S SALABY.
On tbe vote on Mr. Balfour's salary Mr.
Morley severely criticised the Government's
action in carrying on a "furtive and clan
destine battle behind its opponents' backs."
Mr. Bradlaugh moved that Mr. Balfour's
salary be reduced by 500. The motion
was rejected 272 to 211.
Mr. Morley adduced a mass of details re
specting witnesses for the Times, with the
view of disproving the Government's pro
fessions of neutrality. These details were
mainly drawn from facts alicted by daily
questioning in Parliament Mr. Balfour
professed that he not followed the proceed
ings of the Parnell Commission with much
interest That was surprising. ?
One wonld have expected that the Min
ister who fired the train would have curiosi
ty enough to note the result of the explosion.
In regard to the proposed vote of censure, it
would be irrational to propose it now, be
cause fresh disclosures were made daily, hut
it would come in good time.
CALLED TO OEDEB. '
Mr. Balfour, amid continued opposition
laughter, described the charge that the
Government was connected with the Times
through Houston and Bieott as a scandalous
and unfounded libslrJliQ, onnailtituJia
said, reveled in liDetTwhile affecting to Te-
gard it as the most snooting ot crimes.
They had charged Houston with having
acted in complicity, with Pigott, but they
had declined to examine Houston when in
vited to do so. -
For asking how it was that witnesses
were intimidated Mr. Balfour was called to
order by the chairman. Continuing, he
said that the Government volunteered no
information for the purposes of the com
mission, but they were "willing to give it to
either side when required.
Mr. Healv said he had tried to cross-examine
Mr. Soames on his mode of getting
up evidence, but the Times chief ally,
Justice Smith, the Chairman, interrupt
ing, called upon Mr. Healy to withdraw his
reference to Her Majesty's Judge. Mr.
Healy contended that he did not refer to the
judge, but to the commissioner; that the
commission act simply called the commis
sioners by theirnames. The Chairman never
theless maintained that Mr. Healy was ont
A cheekx tatjnt.
Mr. Balfour, again rising to answer criti
cisms, taunted the Farnellites with allow
ing Pigott to escape after he had confessed
forgery. T. P. O'Connor was called to
order for charging Lord Salisbury and Mr.
Balfour with trying to galvanize the Par
nell forgeries into life again. An exciting
scene ensued, Mr. O'Connor twice refusing
to withdraw the remark as far as it con
cerned Lord Salisbury, amid approving
cries of his colleagues.
The Chairman appealed to members on
both sides to assist him in keeping order,
bnt he did not further insist upon the with
drawal of Mr. O'Connor's remarks. Mr.
O'Connor charged that the Times was
equally guilty of allowing Pigott to go
after he confessed forgery. Mr. William
Redmond (Nationalist) was called to order
several times, and the Chairman finally
warned him against further unseemly can
duct. When the division was called Mr. Cham
berlain crossed the House and sat chatting
with Mr. Ritchie, a member of the Cabinet.
His presence on the ministerial side of the
House called forth from the opposition
hilarious cries of "At last in your proper
ENGLAND AND GERMANY.
Count Herbert Bismarck Will Try to Slake
Beklin, March 21. Count Herbert Bis
marck started to-day for London. m The
Boersen Zeitung says that the object of his
journey is to personally settle the last ques
tions at issue in connection with the reap
proachment between England and Germanv,
and adds: "The fact that only such di
vergence exists as -personal explanations
can reconcile justifies, the hopes of an
Russia Ready for a Fight Now.
St. Petersburg, March 21. Russian
officials have tested and reported favorably
upon a Russian invention for applying the
revolver principle to the barrels of Berdan
rifles. By this arrangement a machine gun
is obtained which will fire 480 shots a min
Not If They Know Themselves.
London, March 21. In the House of
Lords to-night the Earl of Carnarvon's bill
providing for the'expnlsion of peers from
the House for discreditable conduct was re
jected by a vote of 73 to.14.
A New Cable Along tbe Coast.
London, March 21. In the House of
Commons to-day Postmaster General Ralkes
announced that the Government intended
to lav a sub-marine cable between Bermuda
The Americans Abroad.
Rome, March 21v The American pil
grims will leave on Monday for Naples en
route to Alexandria. 'Tney will reach Pal
estine is Holy Week.
MARCH 22. 1889.
THE COPPEB CEISIS
Almost Causes the Downfall of tho French,
Government The Order of the Day
Beaten and the Ministry
Forced to Consent to
Pabis, March 21. In the Chamber of
Deputies to-day M. Lauer,in the discussion
of an interpolation of the copper crisis, de
manded that the penal code provision
against monopolies' be enforced. He ac
cused the, Rothschilds of causing the crisis
and of leading an internal plot against
Jthe French market, and urged the necessity
or an inquiry into the crisis. M. Rouvier,
Minister of Finance, ridiculed M.'Lauer's
speech as a romance beneath the dignity of
a serious assembly. The allegation against
the Rothschilds, he said, was 'undeserved,
and its refutation could be left to the pub
lic's good sense.
The Comptoir d'Escompte would have
suspended but for the assistance rendered it
The Comptoir d'Escompte deserved the
Government's solicitude. If any loss oc
curred in connection with the first loan, it
would be borne by the capitalists, and not
by the Bank of France. The second ad
vance would be made by the Bank of France
and 50 capitalists. The Comptoir d'Es
compte's doors, therefore, would not be
closed. The old Comptoir d'Escompte
ought to be liquidated and replaced by an
analogous institution, so necessary was it
to small and medium branches of trade.
M, Thevenet, Minister of Justice, in
formed M. Lauer that tho. law against mo
nopolies had not been repealed, but that it
was difficult to prove charges of monopoly.
The order of the day, pure and simple, was
rejected 284 to 234. M. Lauer then with
drew his motion for the enforcement of the
monopoly law, and after further discussion,
M. Thomson moved an order of the day, de
claring that the Government would take the
necessary steps to ascertain who were re
sponsible for the crisis and to make the law
respected. M. Thomson's motion was ac
cepted by the Government and was adopted
by the Chamber by a vole of 339 to 312.
A SIcasnre Passed to Increase the Country's
Beeiin, March 21. In the Reichstag
to-day the estimates for increasing tbe force
of the artillery passed the second reading.
The bill providing for a dual administration
of the naval department 'also passed the
second reading. In the debate on the latter
bill Prince Bismarck, replying to Herr
Richter's criticism, showed that the responsi
bility of the naval authorities to the Reich
stag would be in no way altered. The
charge, he said, was a constitutional one.
He declined to be responsible for the com
mander of the navy. The plan only in
volved the application to the navy of a sys
tem that had already been tested in the
army, namely, the placing of the Admiral
in Chief at the head of the navy, just as the
General in Chief was at the head of the
army. Of course the Emperor was supreme
commander of both branches.
Baron Von Frankenstein said he thought
that the necessity for an immediate change
had not been sufficiently shown. Prince
Bismarck, replying, said that the execution
of the proposed change would only demand
haste should the present peaceful prospects
FREEDOM OF THE PEESS.
A Suppressed German Paper Enters a
Rather Emphatic Protest.
2L In xbeXeerHoase
ofhe Landtajf" to-day, Herr Herrfurth,
Minister of the Interior, replying to Herr
Pickert, said he did' not consider himself
authorized to discuss the motives for the
suppression of the Yolks Zeitung. The po
lice, in prosecuting the paper, had acted
The printer and publisher -of the VolXs
Zeitung had entered an appeal, and the de
cision in the case now rested with the im
perial commission, which the minister had
no right to prejudge. The law court would
decide as to whether the future publication
of the paper should be interdicted,
A RATHER SERIOUS FRACAS.
Three Largo Men Have a Tasslo That May
Lend to' Murder.
ISFECIAL TZLEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Freehold, N. J., March 21. A serious
fracas occurred to-day in the office of Coun
sellor Frank McDermott, of this place, be
tween W. A. Conover, of Redbank, famil
iarly known throughout the State as "Black
Bill," an oid.and very wealthy resident of
Monmouth county, and also a leading Re
publican politician of the county, on the
one side, and John H. Patterson, State's
prisonkeeper, of Trenton, with Deputy
County Clerk C. Ewihg Patterson, on the
other side, growing out of a long litigation
involving a considerable sum of money
which was placed in the hands of Lawyer
McDermott for adjustment
Opinions differ as to tbe aggressor, "bnt it
is settled that Bill Conover received an aw
ful drubbing. He went to his home in
Redbank in a badly shattered and dilap
idated condition. Bymany it is feared that
serious trouble may yet grow out of the row.
All the combatants are men of large build,
mufcular, courageous and full of fight, and
each has a host of partisans ready to cham
pion the cause of their particular friend.
AN EPIDEMIC OF TflE MUMPS.
Connecticut Girls Forced by Circumstances
to Strictly Keep Lent.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Norwich, Conn,, March 21. Lent, or
no lent, the Connecticut girl is not "receiv
ing company" just now. She has the
mumps. From all the country towns and
from the cities, too, come the unvarying
tidings of mumps. Some of the girls have
th'em only on one side, others on both sides;
some are in the budding stage, others in the
full bloom, and some in the aftermaths.
Three girls out of five have them somehow.
The mumps have closed several schools and
the country doctor has his hands full with
"The amount of mumps that has settled
down in my district," said a country doctor
in town, the other day, "cannot be esti
mated; but there ain't much money in them.
What causes them? Oh, the wet weather,
and poor luck in running against them.
Some people, you know, are always gettihg"
in me way. ana having everything that
FATAL EXPLOSION OF DYNAMITE.
Two Men Killed While Manufacturing the
rSFECIAI. TELEOUAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Tom's Rivee, N. J., March 21. About
2115 P. ll. there was a very heavy shock
felt from an explosion' of a mixing house at
the United States Dynamite Works, two
and a half miles from this place, which was
felt miles around, and in which two work
men were killed. They were Charles
Nichols, of Manchester, and Thomas Hager
ty, hparding at this place. The mill was
used for making dynamite. Nichols was
blown to atoms and Hagertv was horribly
mangled and expired in half an hour.
The cause of the explosion has not been
ascertained. Coroner Irons was soon on the
grounds and took charge of the remains.
Both men were considered very trustworthy.
Hagerty was single, while Nichols leaves a
wife and three children to-mourn his loss,
THE FIRST GTO FIRED
By Mr. Wherry in the Campaign for
. the State Treasnrership.
A QUESTION OP STATE FINANCES.
Pittsburg Oil Refiners Protest Against
REYENUE BILL PASSED BY THE HOUSE.
Harmony la tie Ascendancy and an Early Adjourn
Representative Wherry will to-day im
peach the management of the State sinking
fund. He will assert that its methods are
wrong, and will endeavor to show how
millions could be saved to the State and
the debt be paid off without undue exertion.
This action is supposed to denote the open
ing of the campaign for the State Treasurer
ship. Concessions have been made and an
early adjournment ot the Legislature will
probably be agreed to. The House yester
day took final and favorable action on the
CFBOil A STAFF COIIRXSFOXDXXT.
Habbisbubo, March 21. The first gun
of the State Treasnrership campaign will be
fired in the House of Representatives to-morrow
morning by Hon. Samuel M. Wherry, of
Cumberland, the Democratic leader of the
House. The ammunition was carefullyin
spected on Tuesday by ex-Lieutenant Gov
ernor Black, State Chairman Kisner and
three members of the Democratic State Ex
ecutive Committee. They approved it.
The gun has been carefully loaded for the
great event and is expected to make consid
erable noise and do much execution.
When Mr. Wherry rises in his place in
the House in the morning he will offer a
resolution to the effect that the Sinking
Fund Commissioners shall within ten days
report to the Legislature the amount of
cash balance in the sinking fund on March
1, 1889, together with a statement of where
such surplus is deposited,, with the amount
deposited in each bank. He will also introduce-at
the same time two bills bearing
on the subject One will provide for the in
vestment in United States bonds of all the
cash surplus in the sinking fund at the end
of each quarter, except sufficient to pay six
months' interest on the State debt and to
meet any actual pending negotiations for
State bonds and $250,000 in addition, pro
viding that such investment will realize 2.
per cent interest The other"Till provides
that after 1889 only 5350,000, instead of
about $900,000 which now goes, shall go
into the sinking fund annually.
GOING INTO DETAILS.
Mr. Wherry will tell the House that the
sinking fund has been mismanaged to the
tune of a loss, in the last two years, of about
$250,000. A pamphlet containing a detailed
statement of how this sum was lost will be
on the desk of each member, and Mr.
Wherry will ask to have it go on record as
apart of his remarks. Following this will
come systematic attempts to show the al
leged fcKJj4is5f,Repnbltcan financiering,
and in due time it willte made plain to
everybody thafethe State Treasury ought to
be, if it isn't, vfozlh from $40,000 to $60,000
a year more than the salary of the place if a
man but uses his opportunities in making
arrangements'for tbe payment of interest by
banks lucky enough to receive funds on
Mr. Wherry is probably as familiar with
State affairs as any man in the Common
wealth. He is recognized by Republicans
and Democrats,3S,one of the most able men
in the House. VHe was a member of the
Constitutional Convention and ot the late
Revenue Commission. He has frequently
shown in committees and on the floor of the
House his thorough knowledge of the
revenue tax laws of not only this but of
other States, and hence he has been a power
in the Legislature in spite of the fact that
he is in the minority party.
VERY SANGUINE DEMOCRATS.
The Democrats could not have found a
better nor a more able man to lead the as
sault they1 are about to make on the Repub
lican party, and as Mr. Wherry leads it
now in the Legislature, so he will lead it in
the fall as candidate for State Treasurer,
unless present plans go astray. The Demo
crats think prohibition- will aid them to a
victory over the Republicans in the fall,
and they have strong hopes of the Governor
ship the succeeding year. This is counting
chickens very far in advance, but the
Democracy is ever sanguine.
Mr. Wherry's statement concerning the
bad financiering of the Republican admin
istration is contained in a pamphlet, which
sets forth that the operations of the Sinking
Fund Commission in selling United States
bonds to purchase State bonds at an
enormous premium, and by failing to pur
chase United States bonds with the
surplus in the treasury, has occasioned
a loss to the State of $225,511, pre
suming that the bonds would be worth
120 in 1892. It is farther shown that
the transfer of $350,000 per annum to the
sinking fund would enable the State to pay
off its debt maturing in 1892 bv the sale at
that time of about 2,500,000 of United
States bonds. By pursuing the same course
until 1912 and appropriating in that year
$228,000 the entire State debt can be wiped
out. The pamphlet concludes by asserting
that it is at once the duty of the Legislature
to compel the Sinking Fund Commissioners
to invest their cash surplus and to direct
that no more than $350,000 shall be ap
propriated to the fund unless it reaches
them through a surplus in the general fund.
AUAINST THE SYNDICATE.
The Soldiers Orphans' Schools Receive At
tention In tho feennte.
rrKOM A STAFF COBBESrOItDKrT.J
HAiimsiiDEG, March 21. Senator Gobin
to-day obtained unanimous consent to call
up the soldiers orphans' bill for second
reading. In offering an amendment giving
an increase of the clerical force, General
Gobin explained its necessity, and at the
same time told something about the inten
tions of the joint committee of the Legisla
ture, which will be carried out in all prob
ability by the new soldiers orphans' com
mission when appointed. First, it will be
ascertained by correspondence with Grand
Army posts, what parents are able to care
for their children without State aid; second,
what parents can properly care for their
children with State aid, and third, whether
the parentsareproperpersons to have charge
of their children.
Wherever it is possible the children will
be sent home, and where aid is necessary it
will be given. As fast as possible under
this system, the present schools will be
dropped, and those.known as the syndicate
schools first of all. Dr. Walk, of Phila
delphia, backed by some Philadelphia
journals, is endeavoring to show that the
legislation now being poshed is really in
the interest of the soldiers orphans' syndi
cate, but if there is any one thing the joint
committee that has tbe legislation in charge
seems positlVelyand unanimously hostile to,
it is that same syndicate,
NOT SETTLED YET.
The Ravenna BUI Gets Throosh tbe
House It Hay be Killed in the
Senate It Is a Compro
intov A STAFF COBnXSrOXDEXT.l
Habbisbubo, March 21. The general
revenue bill passed third and final reading
in the House this morning without amend
ment and with but seven dissenting votes.
One hundred and seventy-two members
voted in favor of it Captain Dravo had
petitions from Pittsburgers who objected to
the tyix of 2 per cent pn the gross receipts of
private bankers, unincorporated banks, sav
ings institutions and brokers. He wouldn't
stop the bill indts passage, however, he de
clared, because of them, as opportunity to
be heard would be given when the bill got
to the Senate, and it could be amended
This brought Mr. Wherry to his feet to
thank Captain Dravo for giving the House
the keynote by which the bill is to be de
feated. Mr. Wherry feared the experience
of last session would be repeated, and ex
plained in detail the merits of the blllfcind
the necessity for it One of its defects was
pointed out by Captain Johnson, of Cameron
county. It is that the bill provides that
taxes are to be returned in the county where
the principal office of the company or cor
poration is located. This, he held, would
result in the one-third of the tax which is
the share of tbe county goine to the cities
where the office is located instead of the
locality where the works are.
Mr. Wherry admitted thisand many other
defects, but supported the bill because it
was the best obtainable, being the result of
a compromise. Captain Dravo explained
that he wasn't sounding the keynote of de
feat He spoke only for himself, and said
he took tbe course he did because he didn't
consume time by doing it Mr. Bnrdick, of
McKean, was led by Mr. Wherry's state
ment of the financial requirements of the
State to criticise the payment of so much
money into the sinking fund, and Mr.
Wherry heartily agreed with him on the
point Mr. Burdick is a Republican, and
many Republicans agreed with him.
HARMONY HOYERS O'ER ALL.
Tho Wlnga of Peace Spread Wide and tbe
Olive Branch Extended.
rFBOM A STAFF COBBESFOTOEXT.)
Habbisbubo, March 21. Harmony and
rapidity are the watchwords of the hour.
The wings of peace are spread wide, and
there is a strong disposition to work toward
adjournment at a good gait. This morning
Mr. Keyser, Chairman of the Street.Rail
ways Committee of the House, moved to re
commit Senator Hines' street rail
way incorporation bill, which had been
negatived last week. This was an olive
branch held out from the Quay people, and
it was accepted as such. Mr. Capp ex
presses himself satisfied with the concession,
which is ornamented with the promise that
a feature of Mr. Capp's own bill will be
added to Mr. Hines' measure. This Mr.
Capp is particular about The- feature in
question is the clothing of street railway
companies with the right to enter upon
turnpikes and cross railroad tracks and
bridges, with, of course, the usual accom
panying provisions concerning the payment
of damages. It also inclndes the gift to
street railway companies of the right to use
other than animal power to propel their
The rebellious spirit of the House having
been thus soothed by timely concession, an
effort is about to be made to make it easy for
Senator Reyburn to" agree with Senator
Dela&aater on an.eailv dateibifinaLadiourn-
rnent Tn the House, before the noon ad
journment, Chairman Uearden moved that
the consideration of appropriation bills on
third reading be resumed in the afternoon
to get the bills over to the Senate as quickly
as possible. This was unanimously agreed
There h nothing in sight just now to mar
Republican harmony, and the leaders are
more than ever anxious to adjourn while
things are thus.
PITTSBURG DISCRIMINATED AGAINST'
Oil Refiners Object to Paying a Fee. Here
Not Demanded Elsewhere.
rFBOM A STAFF COBBISFONDEXT.l
Habbisbubg, March 21. Representa
tive Graham, Chairman of the House Com
mittee on Ways and Means, has received
from Edwin S. Craig, of Pittsburg, an ex
planation of the bills introduced last week
by Representative Roblson, to repeal cer
tain sections of the act of 1862, "relative to
gangers of liquid merchandise for the
county of Allegheny and city of Pitts
burg," and to repeal the act of 1879 "re
lating to gauging liquid merchandise in
cities of the second class."
Mr. Craig explains that under the new
Constitution the office of State Inspector
for Allegheny county outside of Pittsburg
is abolished, but the office of gauger in
Pittsburg is untouched, and Pittsburg now
stands alone among the cities of the Com
monwealth 'in having such an officer. He
adds that the Globe Refining Company's
principal business is with Europe, and it
can refine in Philadelphia, where it is
about to build works. Two other companies
unite with the Globe in the protest
MILLIONS SATED THE STATE.
Some Judicious Trimming by the Committee
CFKOJI A STAFF COBBESrOOTXNT.I
Habbisbubo, March 21. The Appro
priations Committee recommends $159,000
for the Huntingdon Reformatory; it asked
$205,000. The George B. McClelland
Memorial Association gets $5,000. A bill
appropriating $50,000 to the Pittsburg Hos
pital for Children, was negatived. Fifty
thousand dollars is given tbe Philadelphia
Academy of Natural Sciences, which asked
$100,000. The Normal school appropriation
of $6O,D00 per year was increased to $90,000,
in view of the introduction of the industrial
Of nearly $6,000,000, thus far asked, the
committee has saved nearly $3,000,000 to the
State by judicious trimming.
PASSED THE SENATE.
A Nnmber of Measures With Vnrjlng Ob
T Jects in View.
ISrSCIAL TELZGBAM 0 JUS DISFATCH.1
. Habbisbubo, March 21. In the Senate
to-day the following bills were passed
finally: Requiring fire insurance companies,
not of this State, to pay taxes on premiums
to city or borough treasuries on insurance
effecte'd within limits of said districts; for
the incorporation and regulation of Young
Men's Christian Assocations; to provide for
issuing certificates of meritorious service to
honorably discharged soldiers; providing
for the taking of judgments on foreign at
tachments; providing for improvement of
mountain streams for lumbering purposes.
A Largo Nnmber of Appropriation Bills
Passed by tbe Honse.
SPECIAL TXLEQBAU TO TBS DISFATCIM
Habbisbubo, March 21. The following
were among the appropriation bills passed
finally: Western Penitentiary, for salaries,
etc.; settlement of certain military claims
due Pennsylvania soldiers; Homeopathic
Hospital, I'ittsburjc; Allegheny Memorial
Hospital: Erie Home for the Friendless;
Eric Soldiers, and Sailors' Home; to con-
- Continued on Sixth Fsge.
AT LICENSE BAR!
A Little Fun Injected Into tiA
Solemn Proceedings by 4
- the August Court
WHO SAYS IT IS NO JOKE.
A Harried but Very Searching Etuu
Through Several More Wards.
NINETEENTH TO BE EEACHED TO-DAT, -
Ninety Applicants March Up to the Bar, and
March Down Again Tart Remarks Im
portant Opinions on Prohibition From
tbe Court Remonstrances andOfcJeetlng
lawyers a Active as Usual Dialogues
Cheerful and Otherwise, Generally
The License Court ground not slowly,
though exceedingly fine. Four wards were
run through, and the Nineteenth will prob
ably be reached to-day. Interest is un
abated, and considerable fun was raised by
some sharp remarks of Judge White. Fig
ures show $2,000,000 annually passes into
the hands of saloon keepers of Allegheny
county. Some very tart opinions upon the
prohibition question are given, and the at
torneys with remonstrances and revelations
are just as active and cheerful as ever.
There were many breaks in the monotony
of rontine examination yesterday in the
License Court, but Judge White disclaimed "
all idea ot an intention to be funny.
However that may be, the listeners were
several times convulsed with laughter at the
august Court's unexpected queries and the
apt replies. A little time will probably tell
who the joke is on. Remonstrances: and re
monstrating attorneys were as alert as ever,
and now and then an apparently innocent
question wonld lay bare facts the anxious
applicant would rather have preferred cot-
During the course of the day Judge
White, at odd intervals, delivered soma
opinions upon prohibition and the liquor
question that will be read with interest and
remembered by speakers who are dying-for
some new ammunition.
Interest in the proceedings continnes un
abated, and an. old proverb was almost re
versed, for the mill of justice did not grind
slowly, though that did not appear to inter
fere at all with its grinding- exceedingly
fine. A remarkable fact was brought out,
that during the whole afternoon, bat-ows-
iiuu vp uuiu duucitvnit appiJi;ab apjjearcu-
xne applicant is asceawnatnis receipts
are, and after deducting 25 per cent it is
shown the annual amount of money re
ceived! by saloon keepers in Allegheny
county is $2,000,000.
The applications heard yesterday were as
Eleventh ward William H. Boyle, 517 Filt
avenue; Jnlius Heide. 460 Fifth, avenue; J. A
Hochschwender, 86 Center avenne: Paul Asch
ner, 882 Webster avenue: Peter D.NaeeI,559
Wylle avenne; Joseph Relss, 461 Fifth, avenne;
Raymond Schlffhaner, 221 Center avenne;
John TJnger, corner Webster avenue and De
vllllers street; Joseph Unger, llM Dinwiddla
Twelfth ward S. Abrama, 2S06 Penn svennet
Thomas Barker, 2009 Penn avenue; Benedict
Boehm, 2622 Smallman street; Thomas Bectc,
2417 Penn avenue: Margaret Banerschmidt,
2736 Penn avenue; Fred Bergman, 2741 Penn
avenne; Mrs. Mary Corbett, Jones avenne:
Thomas Clark, 2553 Penn avenne; Robert Sun
woody, 2323 Penn avenue; Michael Dorris, 2715
Penn avenue; Daniel Dillon, 1916 Penn
avenue; John Escherich, 2746 Penn
avenne; Wllhelmina Fierst, 2210 Penn avenue;
AnU3t Hendricks, 2800 Penn avenne: James
W. Hunt, 2202 Penn avenne: Rudolph Kelser,
329 Penn avenne; John Klepner. 2857 Penn,
avenne; John B. Lynch, 2503 and 2505 Pens
avenne; Thomas Moroney, 2001 Penn avenne;
Ed. MichalowsU, 2S0O Penn avenue: Conrad
Nickel. 2S04 Penn avenne; Patrick UcKenna,
2843 Penn avenue; Ellen McCIafferty,2721Penn
avenue; Charles F. McDonald, corner Twenty
fifth street and Penn avenne :LonIs F. Ochner,
2001 Penn avenue: Thomas Parry, 2S32 Penn
avenne, John Phillips, 2033 Penn avenne;
Thomas Pitts, 2t6 Smallman street: 'William.
Pyne, 3003 Penn avenne; Albert Roddatz, 282S
Smallman street: Edward Riley, 2S23 Smallman
street; Josephine Schumann. 2003 Penn
avenue; Philip Schnltz. 2546 Penn avenuer
Joseph Stoltzer, 2727 Penn avenue; John Will
lams. 2339 and 2341 Penn avenne.
Thirteenth ward Sarah Ann Hamill, 329
Thirty-thud street; Anton Pflae-er, 278 Center
Fourteenth ward Samuel Bennett. 843 Sec
ond avenne: Bernard Barns, 63 Bates street;
James P. Brennan, Bates streetr Thomas
J. Carey, 533 Tnstln street: Michael Collins,
Second avenue; Evan Davis, 846 Second
avenue; Chris Dunn, 690 Second avenue;
John F. Dtnkel. 689 Fifth avenue: Darby
Finerty, 1328 Second avenue; Christian Foern
zler, 944 Fifth avenne; John G. Groean. 102 Tus
tln street; John Greenhouse, 37S9 Fifth avenue:
Frank Gorman, 1330 Second avenne; Erustlho
Glockner, 530 Tustin street; Hannah-Hanley.
740 Second avenne; Michael Jordan, 104
Tustin street; John Kasbenrer. 572 Fifth
avenne; Philip Kramer, 3705 Fifth avenne;
Mrs. Carolina Knrz. 3802 Forbes street: John
Lanier, 3799 Fifth avenne; Henry J. Link, 470
Forbes street; Georce Langkamp, 502 Forbes
street; Mary Lynch, 990 Second avenne; Patrick:
Murray. 753 Forbes street: James Madden,
Second avenne; Felix McKnifrht, 938 Second
avenue; Elizabeth McDonald. 802 Fifth avenne;
Thomas Pardon, 822 Fifth avenne; Ernest F.
Rusch, 3716 Forbes street; A. Salboch, 494
Forbes street; Magnus Walz, 792 Second ave
nne: Frederick Wecht, 530 Forbes street.
Fifteenth ward Frank Bohl, 3231 Penn ave
nue; Frank Bopp. 3435 Butler street; Claud J.
Burg. 3101 and 3104 Penn avenne: Bernard
Costlgan. 3221 Penn avenne; L. W. Ebert.3103
Butler street; James B. Faber, 183 Thirty-fourth
The first break in the routine of License
Court yesterday morning occurred during
the examination of Paul Lochner, 2To. 382
Websteravenue. Judge White asked him
the Usual questions as to selling liquor to
minors, and he answered he had kept the
law. Captain Wishart took the stand and
4AririA1 TTa eitrl Hirrtf mnntrtt ncrrt F fn
strutted the constable of the Eleventh ward -?i
to return Mr. Lochner. Before the alder
man L produced eight young men who said
that they got liquor from Lochner. Before '
the grand jury I produced 13 minors who
had obtained drink there.
Lochner stated to the Court, in reply to
this testimony, that he had been imposed
on by the boys in question. He had asked
all of them, before ever having served them,
iftheywereof age, and they had, withoat
exception, replied affirmatively.
THE BENETIX OT THB BOUST-
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