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Is the titled
nTitten for THE DISPATCH
by Rev. Edward Everett
Hale, iue opening- chap
ters win appear in next
Sunday's Dispatch.
Gen. Boulanger Not Certain He
Did Rightin Running Away
From Paris. 9
But Tliat Government May Force Him
to Fly Farther.
He Bold a Conference With HU Advisers,
Who Come on to Brossels From Paris
A Mob Surrounds Ills Hotel and Slcnl
fles Its Dislike of Him The General
Grants an Interrlevr to the Dispatch
Correspondent He Didn't Want to
Leave Paris, but His Friends Insisted
That He Shonld-A Kent midnight
Lunch Partaken of by the Conspira
torsThey Will Probably be Ordered
Oat of Brussels Soon.
General Boulanger it to be prosecuted by
the French Government on the charge of
treason. He is yet in Brussels, but his
refuge is becoming insecure. An angry
mob continually assails the hotel where he
is lodged. The charge which will drive
him from suck a convenient shelter will
probably be that of using the telephones for
political purposes. He didn't want to leave
Paris, and now thinks he made a mistake by
doing so.
Brussels, April 4. Gopyright
General Boulanger looked like a man who
had made a mistake to-day. All the
sprncsness and nattiness of his carriage and
attire had disappeared, his face was color
less, and his eyes were encircled by heavy,
blue-black rings. Forty odd people were
waiting to see him when I called at the
Hotel Mengelles, and guards were patrolling
the streets, dispersine the crowd. Henri
Eochefort's tell figure blocked the door for
a moment-, as he left Boulanger's room and
hurried back to the. hotel.
The General was pacing the floor im
patiently, with his hands clasped tightly
behind his back. He wore a short, white
fatigue jacket and military trousers, and
gnawed his mustache as he talked. The
table in the middle of the room was littered
a foot deep with telegrams; there were hun
dreds of them, with more arriving con
stantly. In Search of Freedom for Awhile.
"I came here," said General Boulanger,
beginning to talk with great emphasis, "at
once, because in Belgium I can be free,
and direct the movements of the National
party just as well as in Paris. ."This would
have been an impossibility had I 'remained
another day in Paris."
"Do you mind telling The Dispatch
why yon came away so suddenly?"
"I acted under the urgent advice of my
supporters Laguerre, Haquet, Turquet
and Laisant These gentlemen sent me a
letter. Here is the original," said the
General, snatching a sheet of "note paper
from the table, "urging me to leave Paris at
once, and announcing that they would as
sume all the responsibility. They feared
that my-life would be forfeited in
The Absurdly Unfair Trial Proposed.
"This letter, you observe, is dated March
14. I refused to go then. I received! a per
sonal note from Laguerre, urging me to
leave Paris, and every effort was made to
jret me to consent to it. As time, went on
this pressure increased. As I watched the
course of events I saw, by the light of .inside
information, which continually reached me,
that my life was to be forfeited by my
political enemies."
"Do you mean that you had authentic in
timations to this effect?"
"X do," said the General. "At 5 o'clock
Monday evening I received positive infor
mation that I was to be arrested, on Tues
day evening, with -all that such an arrest
implied. The mad fools of Parliamenta
rians would have begun by placing me in
strict confinement while waiting the result.
This would have -prevented my efforts to
complete the
Grand Work of National Emancipation,
so I came away. I have but one regret. I
did not know that I was being dogged about
the'streets by a police spy. Had I known
it I would have Issued my manifesto in
Paris. I know my departure has displeased
some enthusiasts, but when M. Beaurepaire
y was selected forProcureur General I had
distinct proofs that my fate was sealed.
Why should I allow a lot of mad Parlia
mentarians to remove me from the control
of a work that is as dear to me as life itself?"
"What are your plans, General?"
"I must wait the turn of events. To-day
an effort was begun in Paris to have me
tried by the Senate. If the Chamber agrees
to k I shall remain here till after the elec
tion next October, for I do not recognize the
jurisdiction of the Senate. It would be
like walking into the lion's jaws. I am
speaking on
' The Basis of Absolute Facts,
for the very men who had been notified
that they would have a commission for my
arrest on Tuesday came to me on Monday
and .gave me warning. Prudential reasons
were forced on me.ihave no longer the re
serve strength I once had, and a long term of
imprisonment was full of menace. This ismy
retreat now, but it will be the asylum of my
prosecutors after the October, -election. I
have been fairly inundated by telegrams
from my supporters everywhere in the
French provinces, commending my action,
and so hearty have been these indorsers
that they have taken out the sting of the
few hasty revolts in Paris."
He Knits IIU Brows and Leaves the Boom
When lie is Perplexed.
Brussels, April 4 Copyright
When the news came from Pans that
Boulanger's trial had been ordered it
reached the Countess Dillon first She was
with Tthe Count, who was receiving a body
of deputies. He had seen" more than 100
people during the afternoon. Pour hun
dred telegrams for Boulanger were received
during the day, and both men were worn
out The Countess Dillon took the dispatch
and ran along the corridor with it to the
General's room. She burst in while
Boulanger was standing near the window.
He knit his brows when he heard the news,
and turned abruptly away. After a mo
ment he strode into an adjoining room,
leaving the Countess and the General's pri
vate secretary alone.
Bonchez' presence here is regarded as sig
nificant of the existence of a plot for to
morrow, and there is much excitement over
it Booms for the eight guests from Lon
don have been taken on 'the floor above
Boulanger's. Your correspondent, who is
installed on the same floor as the General,
ran across two of the most famous Parisian
detectives at the door of the General's
apartment, while the conference was going
on. He claimed to,he the correspondent of
the London Times.
The students, who issued it proclamation
calling for an uprising against the General
at 11 o'clock, made such a 'w outside the
hotel that the crowd increased until the
police and soldiers patrolled .tbe streets, and
by continually dispersing small, crowds,
lessened the disorder. Amid all, the clamor
the men walked in to supper, the doors
were closed, and the conference began, with
the detectives prying about
Brnssels Cannot Harbor tbe Politicat
Wanderer Slobs Snrronnd His Hotel
and Hiss and Hoot at Him A
Kent Sapper for tbe
Brussels, April. Copyright Gen
eral Boulaneer's day has been a busy one.
He rose at 6 yesterday morning, worked
late last night, and rose at 6 again to-day.
The beautiful woman who an away with
him brushed against me at the railroad sta
tion to-day. She had been to Mons, pre
sumably for Boulanger. In appearance she
is distinguished, young, and handsome,
with a well-rounded figure, regular fea
tures, and hazel eyes.
The Belgian Government has communi
cated with the French Government about
Boulanger, and it is not unlikely that he
will be expelled from the country on a
charge of using the Government telephones
for political purposes. This, however, will
only be taken on the strongest representation
from France. In case of trouble here the
General will take up his residence in En
gland. To-day the General left cards on the
Ministers and on the Mayor of Brussels, but
this courtesy has not been reciprocated with
anything approaching enthusiasm, though
he says he has received unofficial recogni
tion." Belgium May Act With Violence
It is said here to-night that it is quite
likely that the Belgian Government may
take radical measures of expulsion. After
a long conference here to-day between
Boulanger, Bochefort and Count Dillon,
there were so much cabling to Paris that I
wired an assistant there to look up Laguerre.
I have just received a telegram from him
announcing that he discovered accidentally
that Laguerre, Deroulede, Laur and five
other leadingBoulangists leftParis to-night,
and are on their way here toaeclde oh a de
cisive course of action.
Concerning Boulanger's "movements, I
learn also that a midnight supper is being
oooked at the Hotel Mengelle for 11 persons,
8 of whom are expected to arrive to.night
Count Dillon and Henri Bochefort were at
the station when the Paris train came in, at
A Conference of the Conspirators.
Loungers were soon attracted by" the pres
ence of the two distinguished men, and the
secret leaked out that the Boulangist lead
ers -were to have a conference. It was
rumored at one time that they had been ar
rested on the frontier, and also that they
were trying to escape the country, since
nearly all of them were involved in the trial
of the League of Patriots. When they
tumbled out of the train, Laisant and
Kaquet and Millevoye, as well as Laur,
Deroulede and Laguerre, were recognized.
The new comers were greeted quietly any
mysteriously, and the whole party hurried
off to the hotel, where General Boulanger
met them. There was a series of warm
greetings. The menu of the supper showed
that it consisted of pea soup, broiled salmon
and Chateaubriand, with salads and clarets
and champagne. The waiters were anxious,
but the guests were tardy. They talked in
low voices, and
Fairly Besieged General Boulanger,
who stood among them, his rather small
figure erect, his face white with fatigue and
sleeplessness. Beside him stood the tall,
white-haired and handsome Bochefort They
all listened with most earnest attention to
Laguerre, who is only 28 years old, but an
acknowledged leader among them. His face
shone with youthful enthusiasm. ,
A telegram from Paris to Countess Dillon
announced that Boulanger's trial before the
Senate had-been ordered. It came part of
the way by telephone. Its effect onthe
General was pronounced and dispiriting.
The news of the coming of tbe conspirators,
as they were called, spread through Brnssels
like wildfire, and a great crowd of anti
Boulangists assembled and made a great
Bouchez, the deposed Procureur General,
who had refused the invitation of Boulanger,
had been in hiding in Brussels. Just before
midnight he joined the General in the hotel.
The Chamber of DepntlesTakes the Extreme
Step Demanded.
Paris, April 4. The Chamber of Depu
ties to-day agreed to the immediate assem
bling of the bureaus for the purpose of
selecting a committee on the prosecution of
General Boulanger. A -committee was ap
pointed, and subsequently presented it
report to the Chamber. The committee
advised the House to authorize the prosecu
tion of Boulanger.
The Chamber voted urgency for the dis
cussion of the accusations against General
Boulanger, and the debate proceeded. M.
Paul de Cassagnac pronounced the charges
against General Boulanger a tissue of ab
surdity 'and falsehood. He declared that
the real arbiter between Boulanger and the
Government was universal suffrage.
Premier Tirard called upon 'the Chamber
to authorize the prosecution of Boulanger.
He said:
We desire to prosecute a man who it seeking
to overthrow the Republic, It is our duty to
defend the institutions of our country against
tbe intrigues of factions, and to take every
means to safeguard France from tbe horrors of
civil war. I am convinced that tbe people will
Justify the action of the Government.
After speecb.es by other members a vote
was taken on the .question of (sanctioning
the prosecution of General Boulanger. The
result was adverse to Boulanger,' the
Chamber deciding, by a vote of 355 to 203,
in favor of prosecution.
The Government Papers Think That Bou
laneerlsm is at an End.
Pabis, April 4. The Opportunist and
Badical journals declare that Boulangerism
ended with the flight of General Boulanger,
but that the prosecution of the General
must continue.
The Journal det Delate says:, "Since
madness and folly, which would have
ruined anybody else, made General Bou
langer's fortune, it is impossible to predict
that his recent weak proceeding will minor
diminish his prestige."
Two Well-Known Horsemen Are Arrested
forSteallng $30,000 Worth of Ken.
tncky Trotters They Wanted
to Enter the Stolen Stock
in Colorado Baces.
Denver, April 4. The Denver Detective
Department last night unearthed a robbery
that for audacity ranks well up with the
First National Bank hold-up. A telegram
was received last night by Chief of Detec
tives Linton from Superintendent Hubbard,
of the Chicago police, asking that two well
known tnrfmen, Barney McKinney and
Andy Larkins, be arrested. The telegram
stated that the men were wanted for steal
ing astring of .six blooded trotting horses
from a Kentucky stock farm, and that tbe
horses had been shipped from Chicago on
March 30, and had been billed to Denver,
presumably with the intention of entering
the entire string in the spring races at Over
land Park. An investigation was made
and the horses recovered in a prominent
stable. Both McKinney and Larkins were
afterward arrested.
Tbe string of bones are valued at over
530,000, and had been removed from East
ern stables. Barney McKinney is known all
over the country as an expert horseman. He
makes a business of late yeare of following
the grand circuit and betting on the races.
Andy Larkins, who is about 40 years old,
was a widely-known and.snccessful jockey
in his day. He used to be considered one
of the crack riders of the country, and some
times takes a spin at the present day in hur
dle races. The men, when arrested, abso
lutely refused to say a word about them
selves. Larkins told Chief of Detectives
Linton that the horses were the finest to be
found In all Kentucky.
And Docs, nnd Scatter Strychnine Around
In a Profnse and Careless Manner.
Chattanooga, April 4. The excite
ment caused a few days ago by the distribu
tion of White Cap warnings inBidgedale,a
suburb of this city, was greatly increased
last night when some scoundrels, supposed
to be White Caps, poisoned fthree fine dogs
belonging to A, B. Caps, a prominent citi
zen. Strychnine was found profuselysprinkled
in the feed troughs where his horses and
cattle were fed. A considerable amount of
the poison was also found on the curbing of
Mr. Cap's well, and it was discovered that
the water had been poisoned.
The county authorities are now actively
at work to nnd out who the villainous per
sons are.
Says He Had a Plensant Time. Bnt
Does Not Blentlon Brigands.
Baltimore, April 4. Mr. Garrett and
party arrived here this evening from Bich
mond, and was driven at once to his home
in Uplands. He looks bright and his skin
is clear, but he still is troubled with ner
vousness. He declined to talk about busi
ness matters, but did not hesitate to speak
of his trip. He said he had a very pleasant
trip. For the time being fie proposes to re
main at his country seat and next fall he
may take a trip to Europe.
This afternoon, in company with his wife,
he made a tour of the groundaand responded
pleasantly to the greetings of his employes.
Dr. Jacobs is with him.
Electric Light Companies Claiming They
Are Manufacturing Concerns.
Harrisbtjrg, April 4. Arguments were
held in the Dauphin County Court to-day
in .the Commonwealth case against the
United States Electric Lighting Company,
the Northern Electric Light and Power
Company, the Scranton Illuminating, Heat
and Power Company and the Excelsior
Electric Company, of Harrisburg.
Payment of tax on capital stock is re
sisted on the ground that these are manu
facturing corporations, and consequently
exempt from taxation.
Lncky Find of an Iowa Well Digger at a
Depth of 110 Feet
Ft. Dodge, Ia., April 4. There is con
siderable excitement here over the reported
discovery of silver on the farm of Peter
Keason, six miles north of this city. The
find was made by a well digger, at a depth
of 110 feet r
The vein is 54 inches thick, and jewelers
pronounce the quartz richer than any ever
examined by them. Several pieces have
been sent to a Chicago assayer for examina
He and Emln Pasha Marching to Zanzibar
With a Large Force.
Brussels, April 4. Advices received
here from Stanley Falls state that Arabs
who have arrived there report that Henry
M. Stanley and Emin Pasha were heard
from in February. They were then march
ing toward Zanzibar with several thousand
men, women and children. They also had
6,000 tusks of ivory. .
' The Arabs who brought news of Stanley
and Emin arrived at Stanley Falls in Feb
ruary. They claim to have seen Stanley
several months before that time.
A Sister of the Late Congressman Mahoncr'
Attempts to Kill Herself.
New York, April 4. Mrs. Lucy Cahill,
a sister of the late Congressman, Peter Paul
Mahoney, attempted to commit suicide to
day by throwing herself from the second
story of her residence in Brooklyn. A nurse
in attendance prevented her from accom
plishing her purpose. I
Uncontrollable grief at the death of her
brother, to whom she was strongly attached,
is said to have unsettled her mind.
Cleveland Honored at Jacksonville.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 4. The
Cleveland party arrived at Jacksonville
this morning by the Plant steamer from
Enterprise. A .long "line of carriages drew
up on the pier at 830, containing a delega
tion of citizens to escort the visitors' to the
breakfast at the St. James Hotel. As, in
formal reception'MIowed,- ,
Premiums Paid for Pupils at Some
Soldiers Orphans' Schools.
Magee Gracefully Gives Up the Fight for
His Street EailTray Bill
Adjournment or the Legislature Finally Fixed for
'Thursday, May 9.
Harrisburg, April 4. The syndicate
soldiers orphans' schools were given a black
eye this afternoon, but all tbe other soldiers
orphans' schools were staggered by the same
blow. Hon. C. C, Kauffman, of Lancaster,
is the gentleman who did the business, and
he admits he did it at the suggestion of Gen
eral Louis Wagner, formerly Inspector of
Soldiers Orphans! Schools, who is well re
membered in connection' with his last re
port, which he has always claimed was sup
pressed. Mr; Kauffman had the appropriation for
soldiers orphans' schools brought up on sec
ond reading, and then offered an amendment
to the effect that the schools at McAUister
ville,, Mt. Joy, Mercer and Chester Springs,
known as syndicate schools, should be closed
in 60 days, and that so further contracts
should be entered, into with them. Captain
Billingsley, .Colonel Bean and Captain
Skinner opposed this as a -reflection on tbe
integrity of the commission to be appointed,
as well as on the integrity of the Speaker of
the'House, the-President of the Senate, and
the Department Commander of the G. A.
B-i who will make the appointments.
Mr. Kauffman denied that he had any
such intention, and'sald he merely desired
that the House should put itself on record
on this important subject. A vive voce
yote showing that a call of the roll would
carry the amendment. Captain Skinner sug
gested that the tirae be made four months
instead of 60 days, so as not to embarrass
the commission. Mr. Kauffman accepted
this, and the amendment was carried by a
vote of 147 to 42.
Captain Skinner,- during the debate, told
the House something concerning the plans
of the joint Committee on Soldiers' Or
phans. These are to send, as many of the
children as possible, to their homes, and to
place the remainder in church homes instead
of in .the present schools. They had offers
of accommodations now for from 700 to 800
children in1 church institutions,and intended
to move them as rapidly as possible. All the
children will, he said, be out of the present
schools within a year. These schools, he
declared, are all in one ring, and the so
called syndicate schools are not the worst of
Mr.- Parrel, of dlearfield, said he bad
heard that a McAUisterville official had
offered a member of the joint committee a
bonus of $20 for.each child sent to it Cap
tain .Skinner gave indirect confirmation of
this, -and., atalpd he. "believed premiums haa
been regularly paid' for .children by-managers
of schools. As for the McAUisterville'
school, it is to be the first one closed, and
Captain Skinner said it would be closed
within the next two or three weeks.
Representative Kauffman met ex-Senator
Wright, the head of the syndicate, by ap
pointment to-day, but an hour and a half's
conversation with him had no effect what
ever on the views or course of the young
member from Lancaster, except to confirm
him in them. Simpson.
The Legislature to lleinaln in Session Until
the Oth of May.
Harrisburg, April 4. The Legislature
will adjourn on Thursday, May 9. The Ap
propriation Committee of the Senate held a
meeting this afternoon and so decided. The
resolution will be reported to the Senate on
Tuesday, and Senator Delamater will move
its adoption. It will than go to the House,
which will agree quite readily to the date,
which is the earliest now thought possible.
Hope of an earlier is entirely abandoned.
The House Appropriation Committee is
struggling manfully with the measures be
fore it It met last night, immediately
after the adjpurnment of the House, and was
is session until almost 3 o'clock this morn
ing. The principal matter before it was the
appropriation for the Ashland Miners'
hospital. The committee is investigating
grave charges against the management, and
will not pass oa the measure until the mat
ter is cleared up, and whatever is wrong,
made right This careful and conscientious
work does not hurry adjournment, but it
produces good results.
The Senate Committee also intends to
exercise great care, and will visit the State
institutions before recommending their ap
propriations. The Western Penitentiary is
among the institutions that will be visited.
The Senate Committee has Senator Bobbins'
resolution to investigate the institution in
'its possession, and will as a consequence.
make a more careiul investigation there
than elsewhere. The House Committee has
not yet acted on Captain Skinner's resolu
tion to investigate the institution, and will
do nothing with it until the Senate Com
mittee has made its report
A Rather Lively feccno In the House Spoiled
by the Speaker.
Harrisburg, April 4. Eepresentative
Cochrane's compulsory education bill was
taken up in the House this afternoon, and
indefinitely postponed by a vote of 87 to 71.
There was much excitement during the de
bate. Mr. Lytle, of Huntingdon, said he
did not attribute the authorship of the bill
to Eepresentative .Cochrane, but to some
crank. Mr. Cochrane then proceeded to dis
cuss the gentleman from Huntingdon,but was
called to order by the Speaker, who said the
ninth section of the bill was the subject
before the House.
Captain Billingsley took the floor and. in?,
jsisted that the Speaker gave privileges to
the gentleman from Huntingdon he did not
give the gentleman from Armstrong. The
Speaker explained the parliamentary differ
ence in the language of thewo gentlemen,
but Captain Billingsley persisted in criti
cising the Chair. The Speaker declared
bim out of order, but the Captain insisted
on holding the floor, and declared be was In
order and intended to stand on that plat
form. Mr: Cochrane declared he would
appeal from-the decision of the Chair. The
Speaker said his only object was to prevent
personality in debate.
Mr. Cochrane did not insist on his appeal
to the House, and just as the Speaker was
about to. call he Sergeant-at-Arms to sup
press Captain Billingsley, who still con
tinued to dispute with the Chair, that gen
tleman subsided. Mr. Lytle said he had.no
yobjection'to being criticised -by the gentle
manvfroEV Armstrong.- ""The Chair," said
HpeaKer.-ooyer, "aaa-great objection to it
APRIL. 5, 1889.
Finding He Couldn't Win, He Resolves He
Will Not Lose, t
HAESiSBUBO.jApril 4. Mr. MoManes
went back to Philadelphia last night Mr.
Leeds returned this' afternoon. David H.
Line arrived this morning, and said he
came to .help along the J udges' salary bill.
He would say nothing about Senate bill
70, for Jear he might, thereby, injure the
other measure. Mr. Quay passed through
here this afternoon, , for Beaver, Pa., or at
least so it was 'given" out He rode from
Itr. Magee arrived this afternoon from
Washington, and is full of fight The
Democrats,, on whom he has. been depend
ing tp.support him almost solidly, have,
gone to pieces. Many of them have bills
they don't.care fo; jeopardize by opposing
themselves to' Chairman Andrews. Those
wherthiuk it would be good politics to join
force with the weaker side in the fight,
have sent urgent telegrams to Chairman
Kisner and ex-Lieutent Governor Black,
asking them to endeavor to force the party
intoline for Magee.
Mr? Magee went up to the Capitol at a
little before 9 o'clock this evening. He
went ,to the Senate Chamber, and there re
ceived many members of the House. He
admits that he will not have votes enough
to-morrow to put his bill on the calendar.
He also says no street railway legislation
wlU.be passed at tbis session. Tbe Hines
Ineprporation bill will be reported from
committee, but he declares, the orders are
out that no such legislation shall pass.
Mr. Andrews says the Hines bill will go
through allrieht Mr; Capp, who made the
fight lor this bill, says ifwill go through,
and thatdie can muster enough votes to put
it through, no matter who opposes. A friend
of Mr. Magee says he could have "com
manded 117 votes last Friday, if his bill
could have cdme up under the rules.
As the Democrats have been weaned away
by promises, and as enongh votes cannot be
muttered to put the'resolutlon through, it
has been resolved to-night to withdraw it is
the morning. . T
Mr, Magee stated at midnight that 'the
fight was off so far as he is concerned. He
smiled as he said it and seemed happy as a
conqueror. ,
Some of the Appropriations' for Schools,
Hospitals and tho Penitentiary..
Harrisbueg, April 4. Among the bills
reported from committee in the House to
day were the following:
The Shlras act, repealing the penalty clause
of .the act relating to Sunday selling (negative
recommendation); fixing the salaries of Judges
In tbis State; allowing those from Philadelphia
and Allegheny 9,000 annually Instead of 57,000,
The following appropriation bills passed
Ten thousand dollars to the Meadville City
Hospital; 10,000 to tbe Spencer Hospital at
Meadville; 370,000 to the Western Penitentiary,
to continue tbe erection of tbe south wing; 170.
000 for annex to the Danville Lunatic Hospital;
M.O0O- to the Pittsburg and Allegheny Home
for the Friendless, in Allegheny; $375,500 to the
Harrisburg State Lunatic Hospital for repairs,
tbe erection of new buildings, etc; 583,000 to re
build tbe Normal School at Lock Haven and
f 145,000 for various institutions in Philadelphia.
The Veterans' Employment BUI Was Uncon-
stltstlooal and Had to Suffer.
Harrisbueg, April 4. The veterans'
employment bill, for which so hard a fight
was made in the House, has be'en 'shorn of
its strength,. "The Governor., decided that
the penalty clauses were unconstitutional,
and commnnicated'his opinion to the gentle
man who fathered the bill in the House. -It
was therefore Withdrawn from the Governor
by a concurrent resolution,, was sent to the
House Military Committee and reported
therefrom to-day by Bepresentative Lemon,
with the penalty clause stricken out. In
this shape it amounts to no more than a
mere expression of opinion.
The Senate Committee Recommends 8-.-000,000
as the Proper Fiarare.
Harrisburg, April 4. The Senate Fi
nance Committee did not meet to-day, and
will continue its consideration of the gen
eral .revenue bill next week. The Senate
Appropriations Committee recommends $2,
000,000 for the public schools, and $50,000
for a war library bnilding at Philadelphia,
under the control of the Loyal Legion. Also
$2,500 for the work of a commission to de
vise ways to prevent waste of ' coal in the
mining regions.
A Ton of Anthracite to Weigh 3,340 Ponnds
. Other Bills Passed.
Harrisburg, April 4. In the Senate,
to-day, the House bill prohibiting, grade
crossings in cities of the first and second
class was favorably reported, and the follow
ing bills were passed finally:
Fixing the weight of anthracite coal at 2,240
pounds and imposing penalties forbidding tbe
traffic in registered Dottles by persons other
than the owners. Punishing persons injuring
or defacing monuments. Autborizingltbe erec
tion of wharves and the collection of wharfage
in boroughs.
The Western Penitentiary Management
Will Not be Investigated.
Haerisburg, April 4. At midnight
tbe.House Appropriations Committee ad
journed. Captain Skinner's resolution to
investigate the Western Penitentiary was
considered, and the committee decided that
it had been conclusively shown there was
not sufficient in the charges to bother with
the matter. '
Judge Gresham Indorses Judge Brown for
the Supreme Court Bench.
Washington, April 4. Judge Gresham
has recommended the appointment of Judge
Brown, of -Michigan, as the successor of
Stanley Matthews upon the Supreme Bench,
and Judge Brown also has the indorsement
of most of the leading lawyers of the
northern portion of the circuit Michigan
has never had a man on the Supreme Bench,
while Ohio has had seven, and it is be-
Llieved that the coming appointment will go
to tne lormer State.
General Harrison has intimated that he
had a man In his mind for the placs, but he
has not yet indicated who he is.
Captain Amies May Yet Regret Attempting
to Pall Beaver's Nose.
Washington, April 4. Inspector Gen
eral Breckenrldge to-day handed to the Ad
jutant General of the army his report con
taining the charges against Captain Armes
for conduct unbecoming an officer and gen
tleman, in thrusting himself into the in
augural parade, and in" a'ssanlting Governor
Beaver and attempting to pull his nose.
The charges thus formulated have been
passed over to General Schofield, who will
within a few days decide whether Armes'
conduct demands a trial by court martial.
It is a prevailing impression In military)
circles mat a court mamai wm oe oraereo.
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Latent Campaign Material Goes Off
With a Boom That Presages
Secret Session of the Master Breiren Endr
With a Banquet.
A Speaker .Says, Ihey Can Buy the Opposition, Bat It
Isn't Necessary.
' The first roar of the brewers' guns was
heard last night when the Brew-Masters'
Union opened up with some red hot
speeches. Their banquet was interrupted
by applause impossible to quell. They say
they would buy the Prohibitionists, but it
is not necessary.
Yesterday was a red letter day for the
brewers of .Pittsburg and Allegheny, and if
prohibition should prevail on June 18, they
will never forget the 4th of April, 1889, as
long as 'they ltye. T
' The business which called them' together
was the annual convention ot tbe Brew
Masters' Union of the United States, There
were about 40 gentlemen present from all
over the country. At 10 o'clock yesterday
morning they assembled in the private par
lor of the Seventh Avenue Hotel, and Mr.
Louis Frisc'b, of Chicago, the President.of
the National Union, called the meeting at
once to order.
The business transacted, as it referred to
the laws and constitution of the organiza
tion, was entirely private, and none of the
members could be Induced to talk upon the
matter. It leaked out, nevertheless, that
an insurance clause had been added to the
bylaws, which gives every sick member, of
the organization a certain amount per week
during his inability to work, and it gives
the widow of the member in case of death
52,000. Prohibition, of course; was also
The meeting adjourned in the afternoon,
and the guests were conducted around the
city in carriages to show them the great in
dustries and wonderful progress of Pitts
burg. In the evening, however, the convention
was brought to a fitting close by a grand
The tables in the private dining room of
the hotel were groaning under a weight of
the daintiest, of delicacies and brands of
wine which made all the guests smile at the
idea that this State cciuld be threatened
"with anything as 'serious as prohibition.
Anykow, for a moment they seemed to for
get it, and while they enjoyed themselves
to their heart's content and reveled in the
epienrean feast spread out before them, they
did not look as if they cared for ail the
temperance apostles in creation.
After the eating and drinking was. well
under way, Mr. Louis Friseh. of Chicago,
made a few introductory remarks; then Mr.
Charles Anton, ot Pittsburtr. made a short
.opening speech, whereupon Mr.'J. Uli ch-
uoner, 01 .ounneapoiis, maae tne speecn oi
the evening, as follows:
Gentlemen I believe I am echolne the
sentiments of tbeguestapresentwhen I say that
I bave to express my ntmost gratification and
pleasure at tbe maimer in which onr Pittsburg
brethren are entertaining us. and inasmuch as
tbe brewers of this citv and the State of Penn.
sylvania are at the present time in a very pre
carious position I think the least we can do is
to express onr sympathies for them.
Gentlemen of Pittsburg and Pennsylvania,
the ISth of June is blandly staring you in the
face, and tbe question whether you will still
be allowed to follow your business as honest
men and loyal citizens of the United States
will come before you stronger than ever. Now
who are your enemies, who are the people that
endeavor to take your honest bread and butter
from your- mouths? Who are tbey7 Tbe
hypocrites, the temperance apostles, tbe old
maids and tbe weak-minded men who are
cringing and crawling in the dust at the feet of
an unmanly rabble.
If you were antagonized by the honest, hard
working man, the citizen who loves this glori
ous republic above anything on the face of the
earth, I would say, gentlemen, let us lay down
our weapons for the sterling element of this
world's Inhabitants are against you andLyou are
wrong;' But nol the honest man, tbe nn who
loves liberty, the man who has individual
courage and tbe man who has the manliness to
stand up for his own honest conviction, the
man who despises an element that seeks to un
dermine an honest business, that man, I say, is
with you.
Bo you think I am talking to you in such a
manner because I am a brewer 'and talking for
my own interests? No! brethren, I am talking
as a man. as a citizen of the United States who
is imbued with the sentiment that when Qeorge
Washington and his advisors wrote tbe Consti.
tutlon of the American Republic be never
meant to have" It govern a hypocritical, falsify
ing rabble like the Prohibitionists of to-day. A
mob unable to command the passions of their
own weak-minded spirits, refuse to allow the
rest of tbe world to indulge in a glass of harm
less beer when they feel like it, Bnt believe
me, gentlemen, the 18th of June will show that
Pennsylvania is still full of people who are
against a law that tells them what to drink,and
every liberty-loving, honest and brave Ameri
can will rejoice with you in the defeat of the
Prohibition amendment
This speech was applauded in the most
vociferous manner, uiasses ot- sparkling
Bhine wine and champagne were raised
and a threefold PereatI was" called down
upon Prohibition.
Mr. Friseh then attempted to call the
meeting to order, but- he hammered with
his fists on the table until they were sore,
before he succeeded. When silence was
partially restored, he made a few remarks,
in which he Indorsed the Minneapolis man's
a'ddress. He concluded by saying:
This is not like a fight between two honest
men. No! And we have' to resort to other
means to gain onr victory. One ot the chief
Weapons in this war will be money. If it were
necessary we would buy these people, but I
don't think it is, Decause tne honest man. who
can't be bought, is with us anybow, and I am
pleased to sav that honest men are still in the
majority in Pennsylvania.
Mr. J. M. Hammel, of the Keystone
Brewery in his address, gave a history of
hops and malt. He showed how beneficial
it was to people if drank in moderation. To
prove his argument he called the attention
of his audience to the fact that most brewers
were all strong and healthy men.
"Gambrlnus is still the greatest King on
earth, and no phantom witch of prohibi
tion can down His Majesty yet," he
concluded, and again the walls of the
hall resounded with hurrahs, which lasted
for almost five minutes.
Then Mr. O'Beilly, of the Frauenheim's
Brewery, made the only English speech of
the evening. He went over the entire
State, showing where- Prohibition -would
win and where it would lose. His opinion
was that the State will be carried by the
Anti-Prohibitionists by a majority of
A Buckeye Gas Well Is Ablaze.
East Palestine, April 4. While Mr.
Lonn Taylor was watching the drilling of
a gas well near NewWaterford, quantities
.of sand and gravel began pouring out of
tbe well, and, before the drillers could
make their escape, the gas burst out, in
stantly igniting, and in a few moments the
derrick and bniidinsrs 'were consnmed nnd
three men. seriously burned. The gas is
roaring loudly and blazing CO feet high,-- ;.
A Bold Band .of Incendiaries Unearthed la.
Brooklyn How Benzine Filled,
Bladders Were Manipulated
A Remarkable Consplr-
New- York, April 4; A band of An
archists organized for the purpose ot arson
and collecting insurance money in Brooklyn
has been run down. How many buildings
they have set on fire is not definitely known
as yet The police know they have been
working since September last, how
ever. There are two clear cases against them
On the 20th of February last they fired a
store on Bristol street They had opened it
a few weeks before and seemed to be doing
a good business. It was the ground floor of
a tenement house. By a miracle only was
loss of life prevented. After this mysterious
fires broke out in every part ot the city.
Trained detectives were employed, bnt for
months they could get no clew.
At last the fire marshal learned that a .
celebrated Anarchist named Bernard Nan
man had left Chicago. He was noted there
for his readiness to apply the torch to any
thina inflammable. Marshal Lewialearned
that be had.been seen, in ,-Brooklyn. For
days and weeks detectives scoured the city
for him. At last they, learned that be lived
in Jersey City, but had ibur warm friends
ip Brooklyn. 'He was the chief of -the fire
bugs. Chief Murphy, of Jersey City.secretly
arrested him at 21 Porter, street in that
cityMonday night He is 28 years old, and
married. He was taken to Brooklyn and
shown evidence said to connect him with
tbe fires, and offered immunity to a certain
degree If he" would betray his, allies. He
refused, but tbe officials finally secured
evidence tha't led to the arrest of four of his
associates. Twenty-eight bladders-containing
benzine and other inflammable fluids
were fonnd under Nauman's bed in Jersey
City, where he is known as Blnem.
The method, of 'the gang was to rent
stores, put in a small stock, and obtain a
heavy insurance. When preparations were
made for the incendiary blaze a lamp would
be broken. Hear it wonld be, placed blad
ders filled with benzine, ana around a
bladder a circle of gunpowder. A slow
fuse was used to ignite the powder, which
exploded the bladder, and like a flash the
place would be in ablaze, leaving no trace of
the incendiary work, except the broken
lamp to deceive the insurance people. The'
occupants of the store wouldof course be ab
sent the night of the fire attending a social
gathering at the home of the other con
spirators to prove an alibi.
He Intimates That Sir. Field Will Bo
Postmaster at Philadelphia.
Washington, April 4. Late this after
'noon Postmaster General Wanamaker and
Assistant Postmaster GeneralOlarkson had
a long conference with the President in re
gard to the Philadelphia and New York
postoffices. Mr. Wanamaker argued (as he
had previously) in favor of filling these two
great postoffices with business men not ac
tive in politics. Mr. Harrison agreed with
him that this would be a good policy up to
a certain point, but that it was necessary, in
the imperfect condition of administrative
government, to mingle a little practical poll
tics with reform. -He had decided to let the
Postmaster General have his way in regard
to the postoffice of his own city against the
wishes of Congressmen and politicians but
for the New York office he would accept the
verdict of leading Republican members of
This is looked upon as making it certain
that Mr. Van Cott will get tbe New York
plum and"-FieId that of Philadelphia. It
is surmised that the President is smart
enough politician to know that it is vastly
more important to keep the New York ma
chine smooth in running order than it is the
A Recreant Bridegroom's Queer Explana
tion of His Strange Desertion.
Minneapolis, April 1 James W. Vic
cars, the young man who disappeared from
Minneapolis on the day set for his marriage
to a young lady by thd name of Bay, has
been heard from. Mr. Smith, his former
employer, .has received a letter from the
young man, who is with his parents at
Green Lake, Mich. In it Viccars says he
does not know how he came to leave Min
neapolis. All he knows is that after a
period of wandering which seems to him
like a nightmare, he reached home, ex
hausted in body and mind. He expresses
remorse for his conduct, and says he could
not come back to Minneapolis and face his
In his letter to Mr. Smith Viccars does
not mention Miss Bay but has written
another letter to her, explaining his disap
pearance. Mr. Smith has written to Vic
cars asking for a detailed account of all he
can remember after leaving the store on
the morning of what was to have been his
wedding day.
She Is Astonished With a View of the
Famous Magnolia Gardens.
Charleston, S. C, April 4. Charleston
is full of distinguished visitors, to-day.
The mother of baby McKee, in company
with Senator Davis and the other-members
of the party, arrived here early this morn
ing. The forenoon was spent in driving
around the city. At noon a number of ladies
and gentlemen called upon them, and this
afternoon a special excursion party made
up for a visit to Magnolia Gardens, on the
Ashley. The visitors were provided with
a special train, and were chaperoned by Mr.
ana Mrs. J. L. Weber, Mrs. J. C. Hemp
hill, and other distinguished Charleston
ians. "
- The visit to the Magnolia Gardens, said
Mrs. McKee, was a revelation. She had
never seen such a profusion of azalias and
japonicas in her life. Her only regret was
that her mother and baby McKee were ,not
with her to enjoy the 'trip. The party left
here for Savannah to-night
Bnt the Proverbial Tog of War Falls to
Show Up This Time.
Washington, April 4. Previous to his
departure for home this morning, Mr. C. L.
Magee called upon Senator Cameron. As
he was about to leave Senator Quay was
ushered into the room. There was a mo
ment -of just the least bit of embarrassed
hesitation, and then the two statesmen
smiled a pleasant little smile in eachother's
face, shook hands cordially, ancT murmured
an endearing word or two about the weather,
while the senior Senator looked on with a
benignant countenance, and perhaps a
gleam of merriment in his eyes.
Of course the encounter was not designed,
but the friends of both parties express a
hope that the friendly, though momentary,
contact may result in new thoughts of
peace and good will toward all the people of
A Defeat for Premier Salisbury.
London, April 4. The House of Lords,
by a vote of 05 to 77, to-day elected the
Earl of Morley, a Liberal, Chairman of
Committees,-rejecting the Marquis of Salis
bury's candidate, Lord Balfour, of Bar
The Dispatch, of Sunday next trill be
made up of
Many new features win be Introduced, and all.
tbe news of the world presented In attractlre
form. ETerybody 13 reading Thk Dispatch.
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Au Official Talks Back and Bays He Knows a Ibis; X-
Two of fiara-fffe. -i 3b -J '
Andrew Carnegie evidently will not ac- -cept
silence as an answer to his; charges
against the P. B. B. He forcibly repeats
n ffttTYi A 1 vmnmlna linn nmii-tet "PJv'crirt-w
and formulates other "charges that may not V
fall flat. An official pointedly replies to
Mr. Carnegie's stinging comments.
Another letter is given below, written byv
Andrew Carnegie, and it is far more sting- '
ing, far more specific, than the first It is"',
directed straight at the Pennsylvania rail-'
road, and if the gentleman has missed his
mark, it is a thing nnnsual to-him.
There Is no quibbling, no evasion. Ha -hits
straight from the shoulder, in the vig
orous English of which he-is master. It is' ' ,
evident that he declines to accept silence as'
an answer to- his charges. Mr. Carnegie in-
sists upon an answer, if there be one, as is'
seen in his letter, as follows:
It is two days since I gave you the, figures"'
proving that every ton of pig iron made in tbe
city of Pittsburg was subjected to an over
charge of SI by the railway monopoly, and we
have-no contradiction. We have not even a. "
suggestion of error from any quarter.
The President of the company, who is re"
sponsible for tbis outrage, declines to be inter-
viewed upon the subject Naturallyt for when
the truth is stated, he is a bold man indeed who
ventures to' enter the lists against it Silence ,
is confession.
We charge Mr. Roberts with carrying coks
to Pittsburg, when destined to Chicago fur
naces, for 30 cents per ton.and charging for ex
actly the same service 70 cents per ton to Pitts
burg furnace-; and he tells us that he is eoinc
to make some improvements at Walls station
We charge him with extorting .-from Pitts
burg manufacturers SO per cent higher rates
than are paid by the furnaces in ;he Hockinc
Valley of Ohio, or by tbe Chicago furnaces,
from tne'Lake Superior mines, and he tells us
that he is engaged in building a bridge some
where. He is here preaching a crusade of rigid econ
omy, but he has just published in Philadel
phia his statement for two months, which,
shows that the enormous surplus list year has
been exceeded so far this year at the rate of
65,000 per month. r,
His net earnings for the two months of this
year he admits are $130,000 more than they were
for tbe same two months of last year. His sur
plus, therefore, at the same rate, for the year.
after paying dividend, wUl amount to $5,000,000.
When his employes began to ask when their
proportion of the $4,000,000 of surplus was to ba
received for labor is entitled to its share. .
surely he informs these people that there will
he no reduction of wages.
Reduction of wages! That would Indeed be .
a spectacle. 3Ir. Roberts with. J5.000.000 per
year of surplus, beyond his dividends, on tha.
one band, and rigid economy toward bis em
ployes on the other. We should have no use
for the name of Shylock in the English lan
guage, did he try to reduce salaries or wages
under these circumstances?
Air. Roberts has no answer to the accusations
I bave brought againsf him. He can only run
away. But his appearance in Pittsburg and bis
attempt to ignore the vital issues which aro
exciting this community, remind me of his
performance at the recent meeting of
railway Presidents at Mr. Morgan's boose in
New York. There were really important men
there. Men who controlled the railroads foe
which they spoke. Men who hadacquired for
tune in the channels of business and enter
prise. "
Mr. Roberts rose and began to preach to
those men upon the jniquity of bankers who
purchased the bonds of competing railways, '
and on the sins of those railway magnates who
built parallel lines. One of these magnates,
turning to his neighbor, said: "Is this man
Roberts tbe man who has just sunk sixteen
millions of the good money of the Pennsylva
nia Railroad in paralleling the poor Reading
system of tbe Schuylkill VaUey?" The other
said, "That is the man." "Isn't it strange,
said the first speaker, "how little sense of the
ridiculous some men haver" v
The New York people, however, did 31r.
Roberts great injustice. Knowing bim from
early manhood I have always said that he was
a modest, well-meaning, worthy man, and total
ly incapable of the presumption they attrib
uted to him. He simply did not folly under
stand the situation there any more than ba
does here.
Mr. Robert Pltcalrn Is naturally very anxious
to disclaim all responsibility for the injustice
inflicted upon the community In which he was
reared, and assures your reporter that he has
nothing whatever to do with these wrongs. We
know that If Mr. Pitcairn had to perform such
services as some other of the officials of the
Pennsylvania Railroad here, he would resign
rather than discharge them. Nevertheless, al
though Mr. Pitcairn's mantle may cover him
self, if pretty well stretched, he has no cloth to
spare to throw around others.
Even our kind friend, Mr. William Stewart,
General Freight Agent of the Pennsylvania
Company, who looked at figures just as I did
upon a recent occasion, now says be looks upon
them differently. Mr. Stewart's remarkable
powers of observation, when anything is to ba
discovered that can injure the community in
which he resides, are well known, but everrhis
most intimate friends have not given him credit
for finding two ways of dealing with the
multipllgatioh table. My statement was one of
figures only. Mr. Stewart should take a lesson
from his chief, Mr. McCullough. He knows
that when Pittsburg is. to be robbed the hands
should be busy, but the mouth closed. Silence,
with-llr. McCollongh, is always golden.
Mr. Chipley, the Division Freight "Agent of
the Pennsylvania Railroad Company, nterS
the arena this morning. Even though he finds
his-llfe is too short for the higtydnties which
he finds himself called to perform, he takes
time to tell us that If the general Freight
he could add to the figures, which I have given., j0M
man. None could tongue the story of Pitts
burg's wrongs better than be. But, unfortun
ately, if Mr. Chipley dared to speak tbe truth
he would lose his salary. I will, however,
oblige Mr. Chipley by stating to Pittsburg what
he probably bad In view. He wished, no doubt,
to show Pittsburg tbe discriminations against
it upon finished iron, as I have shown the dis
crimination upon the crude pig iron. His
mouth being sealed let me step into Mr. Coip
ley's shoes ana tell the story:
I make this statement: Pittsburg is equi
distant between Chicago and New York. The
fair rato upon our products is, therefore, one
half of the through rate between tbe latter
points. It should even be less, because tha
bulk of Pittsburg traae is loaaea ana unioaaea - hj
by the shipper, in carloads. There are no" .' Jj
terminal expenses here to compare with tha.
expensive terminals at New York.
Instead of being half it Is 60 per cent In
either case, to New York or to Chicago, of tha
throngh rate, a clear discrimination against
Pittshurg of 20 per cent exactly SI 12 per gross
ton discrimination upon the existing 23 cents
per lOOponnds through rate between New York
and Chicago. A State Commission would cer '
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