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tThe. Basis for Mr. Shims5 Attack on the License
Court. Says Judge liite.
-Happened to be a Political Friend of the Framer of
' ' the Impeachment Resolution.
And Judge White and 3Ir, Shiras Furnish Eacy Interviews
on the Subject.
The Judge Sajs Mr. Shiras' Move Was Made Because Councilman Schad, of Allegheny,
Vas Refused license He Threatens lo Publish Two Letters Sent Him by the Hon,
Georce on the Subject In Eeply, Mr. Shiras Defies Him to Print the Letters, and
Dares Him to Submit to a Private Presentation of at Least 50 Charges,
Any of Which Ought to Impeach flim, if Proven Interview with Judge
Ewing He Did Not Want to Hold the License Court An Unpleasant Duty How
He Used His Influence to Get a Man a License Hon. John Dalzell Says He Did Not
Try io Influence Judge White in License Matters Ex-Councilman Schad Talks
Back Judge White in Pittsburg.
A series of very readable interviews is
Tjrought out by Judge White's return from
the East The Judge spoke right out in
Harrisburg, and upon his words being re
peated to Mr. Shiras, the latter gentleman
was equally ss outspoken. A number of
other gentlemen were brought into the con
troversy, and all have something interesting
to say.
Habbisbubg, May 6. Judge J. W. F.
"White, of Allegheny county, arrived in
Harrisburg from Baltimore this afternoon,
fend left at 3:10 o'clock for Pittsburg. He
vas standing on the depot platform, calm
ind serene as a spring morning, while the
moke from a fragrant cigar curled upward
from his lips, as a DISPATCH reporter ap
proached him. Judge White said he had
fc home because he was worn out, and he
was now on bis way back to resume bard
"What have you to say concerning Rep
resentative Shiras effort?" he was asked.
"It's a purely personal matter on his
part," returned Judge White. "Mr. Shiras
wanted me to give a license to a man named
Scha3, in Allegheny, a constituent of his,
and I didn't do it. If I had done so his
resolution would never have been heard ok
The charges I deny. I never exchanged a
word with any person concerning license
during the progress of, the hearing, except
in open court, and
Refined to XJstcn-to Anything
after a hearing was ended. I gave every
applicant opportunity to deny every charge
that was brought against him.
"I bad two letters from Mr. Shiras about
this man Schad. In the first place, Judge
Ewing and myself had decided at the last
license Court to grant no licenses to Coun
cilmen not that it is inconsistent with the
law, but as a matter of pnblic policy. You
know yourself how it is when a Councilman
has a saloon; it at once becomes a headquar
ters for all that is bad in politics a place
where jobs of all kinds are set up. We al
lowed Councilmen to resign in cases where
we thought it proper that they should have
a license if they were not in office.
"Mr. Shiras first wrote to me from Har
risburg, early in the spring, concerning Mr.
Schad. He said that the gentleman was a
candidate for Council at his request, and
Could Do Him Much Good In His Ward,
and he asked me to give him a favorable
consideration. His -next letter, also from
Harrisburg, after Schad's hearing, asked
me as a personal favor to grant Mr. Schad a
license. Now, I am always willing to do a
man a favor when I can do so consistently
with my ideas of duty. I therefore looked
into Mr. Schad's case. Unfortunately for
him, it was reported to me that he kept the
worst place in his ward the most disorderly
and disreputable. 1 found besides, tbat a
year ago he had misrepresented his accom
modations to the Court when he said he had
17 rooms. He also made the same statement
this year, and when he was on the stand I
questioned him concerning his accommoda
tions for the public He asserted that he
had 17 rooms, and I asked him their dimen
sions. At first he said he could not tell, hut
when I pressed him he admitted that one of
the rooms was six by six, and from four to
six of them were six by eight, and similar
fixed Dp far the Occasion.
"They wete fixed up for the occasion, of
course, to deceive. I pressed him also as to
whether he had not treated men to drinks
when he was running for Council. At -first
he equivocated I don'tknow but he denied
hut he at last admitted that he had. It
was also alleged that the night before the
election Ms son had taken a keg of beer
across the Way for the purpose of treating
voters, but this he denied all knowledge of.
There was also t. witness who said he had
stood in front of the bar the aight before the
election and bought drinks for men with
Mr. Schad's money. He had spent 10 or
?12 in this way. JJecause ot these things
Mr. Schad was refused a license, and Mr.
Shiras was displeased accordingly."
"Ton deny, Judge, all allegations of
bribery Jn connection with this resolution
to investigate you?"
Alt Charge of Brlbrrr Denied.
"I do positively, and I have no doubt I
could easily have made $100,000 if I had
wanted to. Indeed, I heard it reported that
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one saloon keeper had said he would give
520,000 for a license. It didn't come to me
as an offer, however, or even an insinuation
of an offer, but just as a report. If I had
wanted to be bribed the men to whom
licenses were refused were just the men who
would have paid the money." "
"The preamble to Mr. Shiras' resolution
says you granted licenses through favorit
ism, and that you were seen by perple pri
vately on the matter of licenses."
"That is not true," returned the Judge.
"Why, one day when I was in my judge's
room with Mr. Fullwood, jny stenographer,
going over the notes, a card was brought in
from Hon. John Dalzell and C. L. Magee.
I sent out word to them that if they wanted
to talk to me en license matters I would
have to refuse to see them, and I did not see
them. m
He Would Not Even See Women.
"Lots of people wanted to see me, but I
invariably declined. Numbers of women
came very frequently to try to get a talk
with me. As to favoritism, I refused men I
considered among my best friends. There
was Fleming, my neighbor at Sewickley,
for instance, and a client of my son. There
were others I might name. Why, I couldn't
do anything else than I did. The law is
very strict; the man who is given a liquor
license must be a temperate man, of good
moral character, and it is made imperative
that his place shall be necessary for the en
tertainment of strangers and travelers and
the accommodation of the pnblic
"I found it very hard to adhere to the
law and at the same time grant as many li
censes as I considered necessary. The first
list I made out was a very small one, and I
thought it necessary to revise it. I searched
diligently through the list, and the greatest
difficulty I encountered was to find as many
persons as I did who were entitled under
the law to a license. In. some wards it was
an impossibility.
Would Rather Resign Than Do It Again.
"I say honestly," continued Judge White.
"that I would much rather resign from the
bench than go through another session of
the license Court Throughout the whole
time 1 worked all day, and then until mid
night. Often I did not go to sleep before 2
o'clock in the morning. I did not want to
have anything whatever to do with the last
license Court. In fact, it was arranged
that Judge Ewing and Judge Magee should
hold it, but ten days before the time for it
Judge Ewing issued a venire for a jury for
a civil court, and Judge Magee was busily
engaged with the Criminal Court I tried
to have him put off Criminal Court, but on
the Monday before the Friday on which
court opened he decided this to be impossi
ble I believe he was perfectly honest in
the matter, but
Jndge Ewing Wanted to Escape
the license Court Before I was in this way
forced to hold the court against my wishes,
many plans were suggested, but none
adopted. One which I advocated was to
divide the county into three districts, each
judge to take one of them, ana thus expe
dite the business. I was also quite willing
to assist Judge Magee in the license Court,
if he would hold it
"You say you heard no one except in
court Did the Department of Public
Safety give you no information?"
"The Department of Public Safety fur
nished me with information in certain cases
which was used when the applicants were
on the stand in court That is something
like the way it was done in the license
Court in Philadelphia. The information to
me was concerning places at which dis
turbances had occurred or which had vio
lated the law in any way. I had requested
Chief Brown to furnish me with informa
tion before and during the continuance of
the court, and he did so.
How Mayor Pearson Was Recorded.
"I also asked Mavor Pearson to do the
same, but the only response be made was a
brief note in pencil, that all the persons
granted license last year had obeyed the
law. In Philadelphia the courts have the
active assistance of the police department,
and receive weekly reports of all violations
of the law."
"Then, Judge, you deny all the allega
tions in the preamble to Mr. Shiras' resolu
tion?" "I do, and had Mr. Schad been granted a
license, nothing whatever would have been
heard of them. If Mr. Shiras presses the
matter I will make his two letters to me
pnblic His last letter to me was after Schad
had been given a hearing in defense 6f the
charges against him, and Mr. Shiras made
a great many excuses for him and pleaded I
that a refusal of the license would be a great
injury to himself."
Surprised at the minority Tote.
"I am surprised," continued Judge
White, "that the affirmative vote on Mr.
Dickey's resolution at the meeting of the
Allegheny Bar Association was so small in
view of the cunning manner in which it
was worded. I like Mr. Dickey very much
personally, and I suppose he thought he
could do no less for Mr. Shiras, who is his
warm personal friend, and who has his office
with him. Mr. Shiras, alsoworking on the
same line, urged the necessity of the inves
tigation as a vindication of myself. I need
no vindication at Mr. Shiras hands, and he
is not working for anything of the kind.
"I had intended to stay here over night
on my way home, but under the circum
stances concluded that it would, not be wise.
Before I left Baltimore I wrote to Mr. Gra
ham concerning Mr. Shiras' motives, and
he will probably be heard from in case the
matter is pushed." Simpson.
The Gunner Fears His Gnni Are Spiked, hot
Declares the Judge Faces n masked
Battery He Demands the
Fnbllcnilon of His Let
ten to the Court.
Habbisbubg, May 6. Representative
George Shiras was informed this afternoon
of wbat Judge White bad said concerning
him, and made the following reply:
"By force of habit he clings to personali
ties. As a lawyer I am not surprised at his
trying to silence the guns by knocking out
the gunner. Shonldbis shot prove fatal I
am still of the opinion that he is facing a
masked battery, whose strength and deter
mination will not be impaired by the death
of its apparent leader. As he ap
parently places great stress on the
opinion of men of unsavory character and
surroundings, he is a little inconsistent in
being severe upon the opposition, should,
in his opinion, their leader be a man given
over to revenge and disappointment. While
I realize that His Honor has a decided ad
vantage in attacking an individual and
ignoring his charges, I am decidedly of the
opinion that His Honor is making a great
Given an Insight Into Affairs.
"If it is a source for gratification, I am
perfectly willing to admit that it was a keen
feeling of disappointment over the result of
what I then and now consider an act of in
justice so deliberately wrong that, however
insignificant the man, in the public eye, for
whom I appeared, or however out of line
with the moral sentiment of bis vocation, it
was the means of affording me the first clean
insight into a state of affairs that only this
personal experience could have given me.
"Perhaps if Mr. Schad has been given
his license my resolution would never have
appeared, but if so it would have been due
to ignorance of existing evils, not to any
fear of taking such a responsible task in
charge. I should be glad to show that I am
not entirely given over to malice by
declining to notice Judge. White's charges,
were not snch a favorable chance given me
to clear from reproach a man who left the
license Court resting under the imputation
that he had kept a low resort and that he
lied last year and this in open court dis
reputable charge, reiterated in the inter
view. The Jndge Called on for Thoso letters.
"I not only do not fear the publication of
my letters to the court, but I demand their
publication in their entirety, together with
the nffidavits.therein inclosed and properly
marked for filing. If there is a single word
or line that is improper, believing as I did
that wrong was about to prevail, I am will
ing to take the full responsibility. The
idea of unsworn allegations depriving a
man of character and business has made
such an impression on my mind that the
whole environment of the license Court, as
last constituted, will never be blotted from
my mind. In my arguments and sworn
documents there is no secrecy. That their
truth might be tested, I notified by letter
at the same time, B.C. Christy, that such
papers had been submitted, ana challenged
their inspection, notwithstanding he was
Mr. Schad's bitterest maligner in the
license; Court
A Very Flat Contradiction.
"I specifically deny"that those letters con
tain intimations' that Mr. Schad would do
me good politically, and that therefore he
should be taken care of. Kot a word was
read other than I am willing to stand by,
however peculiar a personal appeal for his
vindication may be seen when read
without an explanation. In regard to
refusing Councilmen licenses, I say un
qualifiedly that my. information came
tbrongh Harry Ewing, on an assurance
from his father that Mr. Schad's applica
tion was not endangered by his election.
This point I must leave to the parties inter
ested to explain.
"While my motives are thus publicly
impugned, I will still declare that I tried to
act judiciously and on proper fonndation.
I would have come back to Harrisburg with
many signatures demanding "investigation,
bnt trusted instead to the conservative ac
tion of the Bar Association. I have de
clined to be specific in charges, but trusted
my responsibility by declaring they rested
Charges of Sufficient Gravity
to warrant the investigation if the welfare
of the judiciary, the bar and the community
are to be considered. That the accused may
determine whether, nfter all, lam entirely
lost to a proper regard for the position I
have 'assumed, I invite him to visit my
office or choose any other place of
meeting to hear in private and in
the presence of mutual friends, over
50 specific charges, which, if proven, render
impeachment proper and necessary, and
which, if explained, entitle him to the high
est vindication that my life and efforts can
bring about"
Delamater, Andre we and Other leaders Pre
vent Mr. Shims Resolution Being Read.
Habbisbubg, May 6. Yesterday a
Presbyterian clergyman at Columbia,
lancaster county, prayed for Judge White,
that he might be delivered from the snares
of his enemies. As an answer to this,
Representative Brooks, Dr. Walk and
other prominent Philadelphians came over
from the Quaker Cityjon an early train, to
be here when the legislature opened at 3
7. M. Senator Delamater and Chairman
Andrews arrived early, fresh from their
conference with Quay, whom they left at
Baltimore to return here .
The heads of these were put together,
and the result was that this evening, just
before supper time, ex-Speaker Graham, of
Allegheny, moved that the House take a
recess. This was carried without anv diffi
culty.! The technical point is that had the
House adjourned in due form original reso
lutions would hare been in order, and Rep
resentative Shiras could hare introduced
his resolution to Investigate Judge White.
By taking, a recess the House technically
contiuued the afternoon session and abol
ished the regular order for the evening.
Thus Representative Shiras could not pre
sent his resolution under the rules, and did
not try, as he knew the House was fixed,
against it t
The leaders pointed to the action of the
mSfcft BwYs S ffseSnS
block important business in the considera
tion of a resolution that was condemned by
those in the. best position to judge of the
necessity for it. That settled it.
He Arrived late last Night and Declares
icnhnUcnlly No Rehearing Will be
Granted Ho Claims He Did
Only His Daty, nod
No More.
Judge White, as mild-mannered as a
lamb, returned to the city after midnight
last night. He carried a well-worn grip,
and wasvdressed in his usual swallow-tail
suit of black. His shirt front was bright
and shiny, and showed no evidence of dirt
or soot irom the train.
His train was an'hour late, and the re
porters didn't have more than three minutes
to talk to him altogether before he boarded
the Cleveland express and went to Sewick
ley. "Well, boys," he began in a quiet way,
"I don't want to talk to-night, I am tired,
it is late and you must excuse me. I really
haven't anything to say. I tried to do my
duty conscientiously, and I believe I have
done it I had no idea my action would
raise such a furore, and, to tell the trnth, I
was totally ignorant of all the excitement
the attempted impeachment is said to have
"I was at, Atlantic City until Charley
McKenna and John McConnell drove me
away. I went there to recuperate from my
labors, and I feel much better, and am ready
to go to work again."
'Will you grant any re-hearings,
".No, not under any circumstances," he
replied, in a little more emphatic tone than
he bad used before.
"I can't do that," he continued, half im
patiently, "It would only produce more
trouble and dissatisfaction than ever. I
have gone over the list very carefully, and I
do not prooose to grant a single re-nearing.
I will treat them all alike in this respect."
When told that John Bobb, Esq., had
gone to Philadelphia iu behalt of the bottlers
to raise a point ol law before the Supreme
Court that, where u wholesaler produced
evidence of
Good Moral Character,
and declared his intention of conforming to
the. law, it was mandatory on the Judge to
grant him a license, Judge White replied :
"Well, I do not profess to know every
thing. The Supreme Court is higher than
the license Conrt, and if they see fit to
quash the proceedings or grant a rehearing,
I have nothing to say to that. I can't help
it, and must obey; but I do not con
strue the law that way. I think
the wholesale and retail acts are to be con
strued in the same manner, though the for
mer was passed after the latter and is sup
plementary. I do not remember now all
the provisions of the wholesale act, but
take the ground that since it applies to the
brewers, bottlers and wholesale trade in
general, that it must be construed in con
nection with the retail act"
He Defends Judge White Sblrai' Proceed-
logs Were Harsh and Unjust It Will
React Against the L1qaorEle,
ment Why Stronp Got
His license.
Judge Ewing was found in his cheerful
home on Center avenue late last night, and
the first words spoken to him seemed to be
a surprise and almost a pleasure to him.
"Judge White will be here to-morrow,
and he tells our Harrisburg correspondent
you shirked the responsibility of the license
"Well (pleasantly), I am glad he is com
ing back, and I did not shirk the responsi
bility of the license Court I was respon
sible for Common Pleas Court, and had a
very decided opinion that public opinion de
manded that Common Pleas be not aban
doned ior two or three months as it was last'
summer. My place should have been there,
and there I remained."
"How about the other judges?"
3 "We had all made up our minds that
either Judge White or I should be the man,
and I insisted that it could not be me. I
"even suggested that grand jnry trials be
abandoned in Quarter Sessions, and that
Judge White and Magee go there, but that
could not be arranged.
Another Judge Needed.
"Judge White and I agreed that the other
Judges had power to hold license Court;
but they claimed they had not We agreed
with them, however, that they had the
power to refuse to hold it if they wished, so
we had no way to arrange it, as we knew of
no means' by which two Judges could hold
twodiferent courts at the same time, since
I could not abandon Common Pleas.
We ought to have been given
another Judge. I have often spoken to our
Representatives, and to the proper people,
insisting that we had not enough Judges,
and that we have the same nnmber now as
we had 16 years ago, with ever so much
more business."
1 "Judge-Ewing, Judge White says ho was
forced to accept the license Court."
"He was," said the Judge, forcibly; "he
was absolutely forced to accept it against
his own will and wishes. He may call it
shirking for me to have 'refused it, but I
still think I was right in continuing Com
mon Pleas Then public good and heavy
lists demanded it. I do not blame him at
all for saying that I shirked, for the man's
temper has been sorely tried, and, in addi
tion to that, the responsibility and worry of
that license Court has broken down his
Trao Manly Sympathy.
"I was afraid he would not have strength
to carry it throngh, and advised him to go
away atonce for a few weeks' rest, and he
took my advice, only to be called back by
this miserable affair. The people who Bay
he ran away don't know the man, or they
would never charge such a conscientious,
upright man with running away from a
field where he had merely performed his
"And another reason why we wished him
to hold License Court, we fejt that he had
given the subject more attention and more
study than the rest.-and was conseanentlv
more fitted to perform this duty.
"Not one of us was willing to bold that
court and Judge White least of all; that is
the plain trnth. Had I foreseen, however,
the unjust abuse that was to be heaped upon
him alone, I wonld have taken a dlfierent
course, though at that time I myself was ill
from overwork, and feared I should break
down at the wrong time."
Criticizing, Mr. Shiras.
"And what do yon think of these Shiras
proceedings in Harrisburg?" The question
was put plumply, and the answer was a lit
tle delayed, but when it did come it came
without anv evasion, was right to the point,
and was delivered with the solemnity of a
"It was a harsh, ill-judged, unnecessary
and unjust proceeding, and I am sorry that
it has come irom Mr. Shiras. If it had to
come, it ought to have come, and would
have come lar more gracefully from some
indifferent man.
"The movement was certainly intended
to affect and intimidate the judgesTn other
cities,' and especially' the judges fn Pitts-
(.Continued m Eighth Page.)
On the Stains of Prospective Appoint
ments in Pennsylvania.
Develops Nothing
About the
Pittsburg Posloffice Fight. '
Among Which, It Is Erpected, Will bo a large Homier
of Consulates.
Senator Quay called on the President
yesterday, and had a long talk with him,
but afterward declared nothing had been
said about Pennsylvania appointments. He
also said he couldn't tell when the promised
"something to drop" might be expected in
Pittsburg. . ,
Washington, May 6. Senator Quay
dropped into the city late last evening from
Harrisburg, had a good night's rest at
Chamberlain's, called early this morning
upon the President and spent more than an
hour in close consultation with His Excel
lency. Then he called at the Department
of Justice, made a short visit there, and
after that spent some time with Private Sec
retary leach in his room at the Capitol.
About 3 o'clock in the alternoon he took his
two daughters, who are here at school, out
for a drive, taking in the Virginia shore
and Arlington, and didn't return until 6
The Senator said this evening that he did
not mention the Pittsburg appointments to
the President and that he could not say
when any important offices in Pennsylvania
nuum ue miea.
It was the intention of Senator Quay,
when he came here, to remain only for the
day and go to Philadelphia this evening,
but on acconnt of the many who wished to
see him he deferred his departure until to
morrow. His rooms were crowded this
evening by personal friends, applicants for
office and-department employes seeking a
good word from him for promotion. Among
the callers were ex-Speaker Meyer, of the
Pennsylvania House of Representatives,
Dr. Doane, of Williamsport, Senator Ed
munds, ex-Senator Mahone, and manyjoth
ers. Senator Edmunds called to learn whether
he had better go to Canada for a season of
fishing in the demesnes of a new fishing
club of which he and Senator Quay were
members, and Senator Quay thought it
would be a good thing for both of them.
Dr. Doarie merely made a friendly call to
let the Senator know that his application
for the Montreal consulate would probably
be favorably considered. The doctor 'did
and is a fervid Blaine man. He called on
Secretary Blaine and the President to-day,
and is so well satisfied with his prospects
that he will go home to-morrow morning.
He inferred from the tone of the remarks of
the President and Secretary that there will
be a large number of appointments for the
consular service this week.
Senator Quay would not say whether the
report that Frank Oilkeson, who was the
basis Jf thrfVuction with Senator Sherman,
had heen promised the Judgeship for the
Northern District of Florida as had been
reported, bnt hjs manner suggested that the
story is not far from the truth. The ap
pointment had been almost promised to a
young attorney' with little or no practice or
experience, named v urz, on the recom
mendation of a few Floridians, bnt Repub
lican leaders at Jacksonville, which city
in legal affairs, soon settled the hash of Mr.
Wurz. Then the Republican politicians of
the State got into a quarrel," which pre
vented any agreement Jacksonville was
determined to have the appointment, and
outsiders were determined it shouldn't,
Had.it not been for the selfishness of
Jacksonville the plum would probably have
gone to .Mr. Robert Smib, a prominent and
able Republican lawyer of Fernandina, an
ex-State Senator, who did a laborious and
snecessful task in codifying the laws of
Florida. But the fight has apparently re
sulted in a determination to transfer the
friend ot Senator Quay to the land of
oranges and hills and alligators.
Secretary Blaine Tried to Bay One, bnt tho
Price Wa Too Steep.
fWASHnfOT0N, May 6. The seal brown
horses which generally pulled President
Cleveland when he went out riding, and the
cxjPresident's carriage and stable outfit
were sold at auction to-day, Secretary
Blaine drove up just before the sale, and
after examining the carriage, spoke to ex
Bepresentative Swett in regard to the
victoria and then drove off. He did not,
however, secure the Victoria, as Mr. Swett's
bid was not high enounh.
The landau, said to have cost $1,400, was J
soia ior fcbou; tne victoria wnicn cost Mr.
Cleveland $1,000, for 485, and the
brougham for $460. The 'silver-mounted
harness with the monogram "Ot. C." on it
went for $62 0. JL miscellaneous lot of
stable paraphernalia was knocked down to
various persons for an aggregate of $114 36.
Altogether $3,043 85 was realized from the
'sale. The only part of Mr. Cleveland's
stable while President which was not sold
were the horses and carriage nsed by Mrs.
Cleveland, which she took with her to New
SnperintendcntMalone Justifies HIsActlons,
to An Extent.
Washington, May 6. Superintendent
Malone, of the Pittsburg Postoffice, made
his appearance at the office of the Super
vising Architect to-day to offer In person
some explanations in regard to his manage
ment. He had a long conversation thia
afternoon with Supervising Architect Win
drim, and succeeded to some extent in jus
tifying his proceedings.
He was admonished that he must allow
no politics to intrude into bis management,
that he must not interfere with existing
contracts, and that in his removals he must
make it plain that be is acting only in the
interests of bringing the building rapidly
to completion. .
Senator Gorman's Brother Resigns,
rsrxcxu. TEuaiuui to tbx dispatcb.1
Washington, May 6. The trouble be
tween the Republicans of Maryland and
Secretary Windom, on aconnt of the 're
tention in office of Collector of Internal
Bevenue Calvin Gorman, a brother of Sena
tor Gorman, has been ended by tbe resigna
tion of Mr. Gorman. It was received at the
Treasury Department to-day, but was not
acted upon on account of the absence of the
Want to See the I. S. C. Commission.
' Washington, May 6. Messrs. E. A.
Ford and his secretary, E. S. Morrow, of
the Pennsylvania Bailroad, are here for the.
purpose of attending a meeting of the Inter
Stftte Cozaerw Commission
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bace pboblem.
One of the Bones of Contention in tbe Qoos-
tion Expresses Himself Plainly Bev.
Pollard'Issaes an Address on
the Important Matter,
rsrsexu. tzxiobax to the dispatch. l
Charleston, S. C, May 6. The Bev.
J. M. Pd!lard, the colored rector of St
Mark's Colored Episcopal Church, and who
is better knownas"theBoneof Contention,"
from the fact that it was on the question of
his admission into the diocesan convention
that the great Episcopation secession took
place in 1887, has issued an address on the
subject .of the race problem which will at
tract considerable attention. Mr. Pollard,
in his letter, says:
Our race 13 now In possession of upward of
(100,000.000, but the masses have made little
progress. Divide the money in your possession
by the whole number of individuals, and you
will hare abbut $12 to every Individual. Many
of you are living in rented bouses. This .von
ought to remedy as soon as possible by pur
chasing a place of your own. It is absolutely
essential that a larger number should become
small farmers, in order to reach a position of
independence. The money required to pur
chase a house and lot in the city is sufficient to
pay for fire or ten acres of land, to build a
small house for the use of the family, and also
to stock the farm.
To the friends of the colored race he says:
You wish to see them elevated. Now, take
hold of the work in the right way and much
good may tome out of it Philanthropic rich
men, in addition to the establishment of
schools and tbe building of churches, could use
their money, and with a profit to themselves.
by purchasing large tracts of land and selling
them off in small farms of five or ten acres
each to heads of families or young men, with
from fire to ten years to pay for the same.
This is already done to some extent by the
whites of the South, bnt for tbe most part they
own nothing but the land, and need tbe price
thereof to meet their immediate demands, and
hence cannot wait long enough to give poor
men a chance to settle themselves on a solid
The diocesan convention meets at Aiken,
Wednesday next Mr. Pollard, tbe "bone
of contention," has been declared a clerical
delegate, but it is understood that he will
not present himself at the convention, and
hopes are entertained that the seceders will
return to the fold of the church..
Tho Case jUnst Be Tried m the Pennsylvania
State Courts.
Habbisbubg, May 6. Judge Simonton
has decided against the Western Union
Telegraph Company in its argnment to have
its case removed to the United States Cir
cuit Court. He holds that as it is brought
to enforce a forfeiture for violation of the
State's laws, it is not a snit of a civil na
ture. He, therefore, retains jurisdiction of
the case. In the case of the electrlo light
companies,he decides that they are not man
ufacturing corporations, and, therefore, not
exempt from taxation'. The term "manu
facturing," he holds, cannot properly be ap
plied to any corporation wnicn does not pro
duce material substances.
Judge McPherson, in the case of the
Lackawanna Iron and Coal Company, de
cides that the portion of the capital stock.
invesrcu m us wauuiucburing plant gnu
property reasonably necessary for the prose
cution of its manufacturing business, is
exempt from taxation, but city lots and cer
tain other property not necessary for its bus
iness, are taxable, it being the intention of
the act of 1885 to exempt only capital em
ployed in manufacturing. Judgment was
entered against tbe company for $11,866 37.
The State's claim was for $37,000 for 18S7
and 1888.
Strong Evidence That 'Harry Evnrts Was
One of the Mining Victims.
New YoEk, May 6. A telegram from
Corning Depot, N. T., was received here to
day, asking for immediate information as to
the whereabouts of Harry Evarts, a press
agent of the Forepaugh circus. The dis
patch was from Mrs. Evarts. It served to
confirm the report that Evarts had been
killed in the frightful railroad accident
near Hamilton, Canada. An investigation
was promptly made, and later in the day it
was found that among the debris of the acci
dent were picked up some cards bearing
Evarts' name and a letter addressed to him
by E. H. Madigan, also Of the Forepaugh
show. Moreover, his name did not appear
in the list of the survivors.
Evarts was on his way to join the circus
for the season. He was a very valuable
agent, and, from his eloquence as aside
Bhow talker, had won the titleof the "Little
Giant Orator." JCwo years ago he was
press agent for Sells Brothers' circus in the
West. Later he acted in the same capacity
at the Court Street Theater, Buffalo; at
Bunnell's, in the same city, and with other
houses. Dispatches from Forepaugh's
people last night strengthened the supposi
tion that their agent had perished.
Only One Town of Any Size That Is Still
Trying; to Enforce It.
Weixsvtlle, May 6. The newly elected
Council will immediately proceed to repeal
the local prohibition ordinance which has
been on the books here for two years past.
At a special election last fall the people
voted in avor of repeal, but the Council
then was dry and refused to take the neces
sary action. As a result a Council has been
secured which will do the will of the
The ordinance was never a success, and
the people were thoroughly disgusted with
it betore it had been in alleged operation six
months. Its repeal will leave Alliance as
the only town of any size in the State,
among those which originally adopted pro
hibition, which is still seeking to enforce it.
Seventeen of the Animals Iioose In One
West Virginia Commanlty.
Chableston, W. Ta., 'May 6. A mad
dog scare, rivaling in extent and alarming
circumstances that recently reported from
Wetzel county, exists along the Poca river.
A dog whose ownership is unknown, went
mad Saturday and before it could be killed,
it had bitten 17 dogs, a bull and a horse.
The two latter animals are dead, but the
dogs are running ever the country and
serious loss of live stock is expected within
the next few days.
The Man Who Wired at President Carnot Is
. an Imbecile.
Pabis, May 6. Perrin, the man who fired
a blank cartridge at President Carnot as the
latter was leaving the Elysee, yesterday, to
attend thecentenary celebration at Yersail
les,was recently under treatment for insan
ity. His mental trouble was due to a lever
contracted in tbe colonies.
Two Prominent Men Commit Suicide.
Wilkesbabbb,. April 6. M. Huber, a
prominent railroad contractor of Scranton,
committed suicide last night The cause
assigned was financial reverses. Charles
Oldenshaw, prominent citizen of Plains,
hacked bis brains ont with a hatchet this
morning. He became insane fxoia overwork.
the fund closed.
After Collecting the Sara of 8163,206 for
Pnrnell's Defease, the Fond A.socla-
tlon Closes Its Books and
Cease Its Collections.
New York, May 6. The Secretary of
the Execntive Committee of the Irish Par
liamentary Fund has sent this letter to Mr.
New York, May i, 1889,
To Hon. Charles Stewart I'arneU, M. P., House
of Commons, London, England:
MtDeabSlr At the last meeting of the .
Executive Committee of the Irish Parliamen
tary Fund Association, held in the Hodman
House on tbe evening of Monday, April 15, it
was decided upon resolution to close the ap
peal for further subscriptions and to
forward tbe money collected up to
date. In accordance with this resolve. I
am directed by tbe Hon. Eugene Kelly, Presi
dent of the association and Treasurer of the
fund, to mall to vou the inclosed draft for 111,-
918 43. This sum represents tbe amounts re-
ceivedfrom Jannaryi to April 20 of the pres
ent year. It has been contributed for the Par
nell Defense Fund. The total amount, there-
fore, which has been received and forwarded
since the organization of the fund, November
28, 1885, is $163,200 18. The larger sum was for
the more general purpose of payment of the
members and of fighting the big Parliamentary
battle at the general election, then impending.
We only wish it might be said tbat a general
election is once more impending.
Mr. Kelly asks me to say that thi3 draft for
21437, Bs Id would be larger only that there are
innumerable calls upon our people at this par
ticular time, that we have but emerged from
the excitement and turmoil of a Presidental
election, and that there are many organizations
other than this one to which Irish are continu
ally subscribing in aid of the battle for home
rule. In behalf of tbe members of the associa
tion of which I have the honor to be secretary
and in behalf especially of its venerable and
patriotic president Eugene Kelly, whose name
and influence have added greatly to the success
which we have thus far achieved, I congratu
late you on the triumphs you have won and are
I There is a common sentiment, unbroken by
Bieu uuo uiacuruant uutu luruuguuui. uid
length and breadth of the republic, in favor of
home rulo for Ireland. Even your bitterest
foes have been at length compelled to recog
nize and acknowledge your ability as a leader
and an advocate. With a united Ireland and
a divided England, universal Sympathy and a
just cause, we aje confident of your ultimate
triumph; of the establishment upon a firm and
enduring basis of a government of the people.
by the people, and for the people, in our dear
native lana.
I remain, mv dear sir.
ours sin-
Secretary Irish
a tion.
J. M. tVA
Parliamentary Fund Assoc!-
A Whole Neighborhood Excited by the Ap
penrance of Brain.
Chahbebsbubg, May 6. A bear hunt
which extended over three States and terri
fied a number of communities came to an
end here yesterday.
On last Friday a big 200-pound black
bear was driven out of (he mountains of
West Virginia by a party of hunters and
swam the Potomac Biver. Urofn made his
first appearance at Williamsport, Md., on
Saturday morning and terrified the town,
several dozen hunters and packs of hounds
going after him without success. The bear
then crossed Mason and Dixon's line into
Pennsvlvania and made his next appearance
near Greencastle.
Then another big hunting party was or
ganized, but the animal escaped the men
and dogs. On Sunday morning bruin was
seen near several small towns in this coun
ty and the whole neighborhood turned out
to hunt him. Late- yesterday afternoon he
was seen near Qnincy, eight miles from
here, making his-way up the .North moun
tains. A big crowd of men and dogs
started after him. The dogs treed the bear
and he w was -finally dispatched alter show
ing a great deal of fight.
His Own Private Telephone Wire Cat by
Bli Pole Choppers.
New Yobk, May 6. Two gangs of men
were taking down the telegraph poles and
wires to-day along Eighth avenue, between
Fifty-third and Fifty-eighth streets, and
the other in Fifty-eighth street,, between
Sixth avenue and Broadway. The pole line
in Fifty-eighth street is particularly heavy,
and it will be necessary to close the street
when the pole chopping btfzins.
Mayor Grant told Commissioner Gibbens
to-day, with a laugh, that his private tele
phone wire iad been cut on Fifty-eighth
street. The wire runs nnder Sixth avenue
to Fifty-eighth street, where it emerges
from the ground and proceeds by pole to the
Mayors house in Seventy-third street.
Simmer Weather Prevailing: and theFIaraes
SpreadinsEvery where.
Poughkeepsee, N. T., May 6. Forest
fires are burning in the Catskill and Shaw
angunk Mountains, in the highlands and on
the Fishkill Mountains. Passengers coming
in on the New York and Massachusetts Ball
road say that forest fires are also burning on
the mountains in the vicinity of Boston
The atmosphere along the Hudson is filled
with smoke, and unless rain comes soon,
pilots on the night boats-will have a bard
time in seeing their way tbrongh. The
weather is dry and summer heat prevails. A
large amount of woodland has been serious
ly damaged. The fires are on the increase
in all directions.
The Sioox Keservatloa Land Said to be
Far Snperlor to Oklahoma.
Chambeblain, Dak., May 6. The
bluffs along the Missouri are becoming cov
ered with the white prairie schooners and
tents of the hardy farmers from Iowa and
other States, who have here cast their tents
in anticipation of the speedy opening of the
Sionx reservation, when they will locate
claims in the rich agricultural lands of the
fertile section.
It is believed that tbe rush to these lands
in the reservation when finally opened for
settlement will resemble the now famous
Oklahoma rush. Tbe land is in every way
better than the land in Oklahoma, and the
amount is many times greater.,
Malletoa Slay be King If America Will Pay
.All the Bills.
London, May 6 It is stated that Ger
many will consent that Malletoa be rein
stated as King of Samoa, provided the
United States Government purchases the
German plantations, or guarantees the pay.
ment if Samoans purchase them. Germany
will further waive her demands for the pun
ishment of Mataafa if the relatives of the
Germans who were slain are amply com
pensated. .Germany will not claim political
preponderance. '
Money One to Georgia for a Revolntlonary
War Debt Jost Awarded.
Washington, May 6. The Court of
Claims to-day .gave judgment for $35,555 in
favor of the State of Georgia in its suit
against the United States to recover money
advanced to the Government during the
Bevolutlonary war.
The money had been withheld from the
State by the accounting officers of the
Treasury as an, onset to money due the Gov
ernment under the direct tax'law.
The Great Expc
Inaugurated Ar
Jaze .
of Exciteme
The City One Mass of Profuse and
Brilliant Decorations.
Aboot One Ilnndred Thonsand Citizens of
. tbe United States Are Now In the French
Capital The Stars and Stripes Float
Everywhere Beside the Trl-Color
Oars tho Only Government That I Offi
cially Represented Exhibits Front
Nearly Every Nation in the World Ex.
cept Germany.
The great Exposition is open. Paris cele
brated the event in the most fervid manner,
and streets and sky alike glowed with crim
son. President Carnot formally inaugu
rated the great display. All countries ex
cept the United States refused any official
recognition, but the entire diplomatic
corps was present The American exhibit
will be one of tbe leading features, and
residents of the United States are seen at
every turn. The American jury of art re
fused to admit some of the pictures of
Whistler, and he had them all entered
through the British Committee.
PABIS, May 6. Copyright The pre
liminary ceremonies to-day had the effect of
driving the Parisians to a rather exalted
and hilarious pitch of excitement It is so
long since there has been an occasion for a
genuine and thorough blow-out on the part
of the citizens of Paris that they were ripa
for a carnival of fun. A slight shower of
rain had no effect upon them whatever.
Until daylight the bonlerards were ripe
with a crowd of enthusiastic and in most
cases frantic men and women, dancing,
singing and shouting in a way that sug
gested pandemonium. Wherever a man
with a fiddle, hand organ, fife, harp or any
other instrument that prodnced anything
approximating music, took up bis stand ho
was instantly surrounded by crowds ot
shrieking and yelling people who danced
with an abandon tbat would have started
the ghosts of the old times.
Opposite the Doyens restaurant at 6
o'clock this morning, there was a crowd
numbering thousands going through tho .
most fantastio figures conceivable. Most of
them still wore evening dress and the sun
light brought out the lines on their faces
with brutal distinctness. '1
This was the preparation which a large
portion of the citizens of Paris had made
for the ceremonies to-day. The city-ha3
been turned perfectly topsy-turvy since yes
terday. It seems odd that so big a town can,
be so thoroughly crowded that new-comers
have Jived in cabs, dragged for hours wear
ily irom one hotel to another looking for'
quarters in vain. But such is the fact.
Hotel keepers are charging prices that
would abash Bothschild, and cabmen who
wond blush to charge 50 cents for a trip a
week ago, now look upon ft for the sama
service as an absurdly inadequate reward.
The Exposition itself is above everything"
else ot amazing bigness. To-day the crowd
was so great that the people were wedged in
like sardines in a box, and sometimes could
not move for hours at a time.
Carnot, who is a small, thin and exceed
ingly unimpressive person to look at went
through his portion of the ceremony with
the implacable serenity which always-distinguished
him. Owing to the fact of his
being shot at the day before, he was the
hero of the hour, and everything he said
was vigorously cheered.
The President drove to the Exposition
from the Elysee at 1:30, escorted, as on Sun
day, by a full company of cuirassiers,
Madame Carnot and some others having;
preceded him some 15 minutes before.
When the President arrived at the grounds
few people comparatively had gained ad
mittance. It was not until the President
and his company had threaded the long
rows formed by the two regiments and en
tered the Centennial hall, where the recep
tion was held, that the vast crowds, helin
check by the police and soldiers, broke
through the cordons formed at all the doors
leading to the Centennial grounds and
streamed in masses across the newly laid out
From that moment till the departure of
-the official visitors every attempt to hold
the public in checK was useless. Young
flowers were trodden out of sight, new
plats of grass became a mass of mud and
millions of small colored lamps, hanging all
around a few inches from the ground, were
smashed to pieces and no trace Iett of them
bnt a few broken and tangled wires strew
ing the pathway in every direction. At the
base of the tower some tropical plants of rare
beauty and value were trampled.
In short, the damage thus done will
cost the directors of this evening's illumina
tion great expense to replace. When the
President reappeared a special uard of
honor was formed of colonial troops con
sisting of Algerian, Tunisian and Annam
ite regiments, in themselves exhibits of no
small interest The latter are undoubtedly
the most curious, being little Mongol-
looking fellows, attired in their national
Few are above four feet in height but, -.
apparently wiry and remarkable for their
long marching powers, in spite of the fact
of wearing no covering on their feet Whila
these gallant defenders of their country V
weal are drawn up outside, Carnot having
declared the Exposition opened,made a tour
of the entire buildings, accompanied by the'
ministers, military and naval officers. ,t
Though he was commencing to look jaded,.,
and worn, he continued bowing to the ex-
cited crowd that followed close upon him
yelling at every corner, "Hurrah for Car
not" At 4:45 his handsome carriage, driven
by two postilions, wearing the same bind
and silver uniform of yesterday's fete, onca
more drew np before the Centennial buljd-
ing, and as the clocks beyond the trocaderov
were chiming the hour of 6r the President J
issued from the Exposition and was' con- "
ducted through an unbroken line of mili-l4
tary to the Elysee. "
The crowd was denser than ever. All
along the quays it was- absolutely impos
sible to circnlate, and the march past of
thousands of soldiers on their way to their
barracks intensified the pressure. Innumer
able hawkers of lemonade, cream. Ices,
oranges and other'refreshing articles were
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