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satisfied by advertising in
Bill Hffl TI BALLOTS.
A Perfect Avalanche Descends Upon the Pro
posed Prohibition Amendment.
BEER IS DECIDEDLY
Enormous Majorities Rolled Up for the Wet Side in Phila
delphia and Allegheny Counties.
BERKS ALSO TAKES A VERY BIG SLICE OF THE CAKE.
Figures Showing the Majority For and Against the Measure
in All the Counties ol the State.
CHAIRMM PALMER IS 3V0T
The Prohibition Chairman Thinks That Philadelphia's Big Majority of 93,000 Was
Secured by ChicaneryAn Intimation That the Republican Party Will Bear Prom
the Cold Water People in November Many Snrprises Shown by the Detailed Ee
tnrns A NumberJ of Rural Counties Give Respectable figures in Fayor of the
MeasureDemocratic Berks Gives Nearly as Many Anti-Amendment Ballots as
There Were Toters in the County The Suffrage Amendment Seems to Have Also
Met With Disaster Reports on It Are Incomplete, but Scarcely a County Eeports
in Its FaTor-Editorial Comments Upon the Result.
Pennsylvania is not a prohibition State.
By their ballots the voters have decided that
they prefer the present order of things.
Many of the rural counties gave even larger
majorities for the amendment than were ex
pected, but the enormous opposition vote in
the cities, with a few surprises in other
quarters, buried the more modest figures of
the country connties completely out of
Eight The following table shows the re
sults by counties. In some cases the re
turns were not entirely complete, and the
balance has been estimated. Official figures
cannot greatly change the totals:
f iKe..... ....... .......
Sullivan. ...... .....
Majorltyln State....! 46,600 213,653
Total majority against prohibition, 167.053.
Denotes that the counties so marked are Re-
5ublican, having voted for Harrison in 16S8.
hose not so designated went Democratic
Chairman Palmer, of the rrohlbllion Com
mittee, Gives Up the Fight Early In the
Evening The Feeling at Philadel
phia A Scarcity or Dry Ticket.
rrSOK A STATF COBREIFOXDEiT.:
PHILADELPHIA, June 18. By 10
o'clock to-night the Prohibitionists con
ceded their defeat ia the city by 91,000 ma
jority, which rose to 93,183. The total Pro
hibition vote in Philadelphia county was bnt
28,000. Chairman Palmer said to The Dis
patch correspondent that it was too early
to estimate the vote by which the State was
lost. To another gentleman he conceded its
loss by 50,000 majority, Mr. Palmer bore
his defeat calmly and with dignity. There
were only about two dozen people at the
headquarters. The large room devoted to
the City Committee was practically de
serted. The returns as received here from 64 of
the 67 counties of the State, give
of The Dis-
PREFERRED TO WATER.
SATISFIED WITH THE COMIMG
a majority of 164,470 votes against
the prohibitory amendment. Forty
two counties, not including
Allegheny, show a majority of 4,825 in
favor of the abolition of the poll tax. The
rural districts have voted steadily against
this amendment, and unless the remaining
counties show a marked change the poll tax
will remain in force.
A Terr Contented Assemblage.
The rooms at the brewers' headquarters
were packed. Secretary Crowell read off
the returns as they came in, and the pros
perous looking gentlemen who occu
pied the chairs or stood up cheered
Voting Both Ways.
heartily all favorable returns, Secre
tary Crowell at 10 o'clock was claiming
the State by 150.000 majority. At the
Democratic Ameiicus Club rooms one gen
tleman thought it was very queer if the
majority against prohibition was not at least
200,000. At the Ameriens CIud the general
drift of conversation was that the Republi
can party was in something of a hole.
There is very little excitement in Phila
delphia to-day. The vote was light and the
prohibition vote was much lighter
than the most conservative of its
advocates had thought possible. At
every polling place the anti-prohibition
workers were in the majority.
They wore broad ribbons, inscribed with
the motto, "High License." The badge of
the prohibition workers was a broad white
ribbon, inscribed "For Prohibition." The
Anti-Prohibitionists had as many as 11
workers in some precincts. These were
paid S5 each. Democrats and BeDublinnns
rarea very much alike.
Refreshment for the Falthfal.
In the vicinity of each polling place there
was concealed a goodly quantity of whisky,
to which the faithful antis were introduced
as they came to vote. At one polling place
in the Fourth ward, in what is
known as the. black belt, several
kegs of beer were consumed on
the quiet. The man who was responsible for
the stuff was for prohibition as late as Sat
urday night He was one of those who
were feeling sore because he had sot been
seen. Since Saturday his case had been
attended to, and he was against the amend
ment. There were tt many similar cases.
Numerous complaints reached prohibition
headquarters to-day concerning unfair con
duct ol the anti-prohibition workers. Chair
man Geiger was kept busy going about in
vestigating these. Early in the day pro
hibition tickets became suddenly and mys
teriously scarce in the, Eighth, Ninth and
Tenth wards. Chairman Geiger said they
had been destroyed or taken away by his
window workers, who had been bought up
by the liquor men. Similar complaints were
heard from other sections of Philadelphia.
A Scarcity of Tickets.
The tickets for the amendment were all
gone early in the' day from the polling
place at Thirteenth and Cherry, within a
stone's throw of the central head
quarters of the "W. C. T. 17. One
of fhe ladies said the prohibition workers
had been bought off. "A good many,"
she said, "have weakened in the same way."
Eev. George K. Morris, of the M. E.
Church, Sixth and Catherine streets, found
men at the polls wearing prohibition badges
and' giving out anti-prohibition tickets.'
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Some of them were ignorant and had been
Ladies of the W. C. T. TJ. gave out tick
ets and talked with voters at many polling
places. They began the day with a prayer
meeting at St, George's Hall. Mrs. Mary
A. Woodbridge, Recording Secretary of the
National W. 0. T. TJ., drove in a car
riage from one polling place to another
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The Mi-Day Prayer Meetings.
during the day, accompanied by Mrs.
French, President of the Philadelphia
Union. They did their best to encourage
Crowds gathered to-night in front of the
newspaper offices and the Bepnblican and
Americas clubs. They cheered the returns
that suited them, which seemed to be the
wet ones. There was, though, comparative
ly little excitement
THE FIGHT JUST BEGTO.
Chairman Palmer Says tho Prohibitionists
Will Meet the Republicans In No
vemberAn Attack on tho
I FROM A STAFF COUEESFONDEXT.l
Philadelphia, June 18. At midnight
Chairman Palmer made the following state
ment: "The combined villainy of the Re
publican and Democratic machines, by the.
use of every method known to corrupt par
ties, rolled up a majority of 93,000 in Phila
delphia and defeats the amendment The
surprisingly small vote returned for prohi
bition excites general distrust of "the accu
racy of the returns."
"What," he was 'asked, "is your estimate
of the result in the State ?"
"It looks now like 65,000 against us."
"What is the next thing on the pro
"The next thing is to start in to-morrow
and begin the fight all over again."
"Will an attempt be made to secure sta
tutory prohibition ?"
"That depends on how many Legislative
districts can be won."
"Will an attempt be made to win them ?"
"Oh, I reckon there will," replied Mr.
Chairman Geiger, of the Prohibition City
Committee, says the persons who tampered
with the prohibition tickets will be prose
cuted and punished. The prohibition
stereoptican man threw this legend on the
sheet just before closing for the night: "Re
publican majority 80,000; prohibition de
feated by 80,000." His next and best effort
for the night was: "We will see you in
A Small Tote. Almost Evenly Divided Com
plete Returns From the Borough
443 for and 443 Against
CrBOM A STAFF COBRiSPONDEJTT.J
Johnstown, June 18. There was more
interest centered around one little "speak
easy" that stands within a stone's throw of
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad station,
to-day, than there was at the entire seven
polling places in Johnstown borough. The
majority of the residents of the place
did not care a snap whether there was any
liquor sold within the boundary lines of the
State or not. To a man who had lost all
his possessions, some of them their wives
and children, the question of exercising the
right of suffrage did not once enter his head
to-day. Consequently there was less than
one-fourth of the total number of votes regis
tered cast at the polls, and those who did
take enough interest to go to the booths did
so because they thought it to be their duty
more than anything else.
Little Interest in tho Contest.
Some of the polling places have the repu
tation of being scenes of disorderand rowdy
ism, but at no time to-day was there more
than three men gathered around anyone
booth. Such a thing as challenging a vote
was unthought of, and anybodv could ap
parently vote without fear of detection. It
is stated that at one of the wards one of
Booth & Flinn's laborers, thinking he had
a right to vote on account of working here,
cast a ballot It happened that it was his
first vote, and it was for the amendment.
j.ne rroniDitionists, who for months prior
Fitlsburg Women at the Polls.
to the flood had been working might and
main for the amendment, had several men
out soliciting votes, bnt they did not appear
at the polls. The workers who had been
selected to watch for "repeaters" and ring
ers and see'that fraud was not committed,
had no time to work for the prohibitory
cause, but spent the day hunting for some
thing to eat, instead of trying to stop people
from getting liquors to drink.
A Majority oi Two for Prohibition. ,
Early in the morning Chairman Fulton,
of the County Prohibition Committee, re
ceived a telegram from State Chairman
Palmer to get out all the votes he could, as
they would be needed in the general result
Chairman Fulton immediately started ont
several men in wagons to scour the outlying
districts and bring in the voters. No at
tempt was made to bring the town voters to
the polls, as it was supposed that it would
be useless. As proof that those in the town
took no interest in the election, it may be
stated that up to 4 o'clock in the afternoon
there were only 20 votes polled in the First
ward, the largest precinct in the borough.
There are seven polling precincts in the
borough, and the total number of votes cast
was 888. They were about evenly divided,
445 ballots being cast for the amendment
and 443 against its adoption.
In Cambria City, where there were two
polling precincts, the liquor element was
almost entirely wiped out of existence. The
same may be said of Conemaugh borough,
where nearly all of the saloon keepers were
drowned and their places of basinets swept
PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, JUNE ' 10 1889.
What the Philadelphia Papers Have lo Bay
About the Result-Not n Backward
Step, but tho Result of a Trial
of High License.
TBOM A STAFF COnEESPONDEKT.J
Philadelphia, June 18. The Timet
to-morrow will say:
" This emphatic expression of the people of
Pennsylvania against Constitutional prohibi
tion must not be misinterpreted as a backward
step from the severe regulation of the liqaor
traffic by statute. The prohibitory amendment
was submitted under a combination of
adverse circumstances. Had not the present
high license system been adopted by tho same
Legislature that first passed the amendment
and thus gave the people a full year
of trial of a greatly improved, but still
imperfect, license law, there would have
been tens of thousands of votes cast for
prohibition yesterday which were cast against
it. The long trial of high license, the benefi
cent results which followed it, and the judg
ment of several- New England States
which had experimented in prohibi
tion and voted against it within the last
few weeks, were grave obstacles in the way of
prohibition in Pennsylvania; and to these must
be added the general unwillingness of the con
servative voters of the State to make the pro
hibition experiment by constitutional amend
ment that could not be revised, when It might
be as well done by statute.
So far from Pennsylvania, taking a step back
ward on the great question of puDllo sobriety,
the verdict of yesterday was practically won
by those who took the field for a better tem
perance theory than prohibition. They were
notlenthuslastic theorists, but intelligent phil
anthropists, from the pulpit, from the ranks
of physicians, lawyers and business men, and
they feared a revulsion in. the now visible tide
of temperance reform by an unenforced Con
stitution, and at least equal. If not menaced,
dissipation, with lawlessness added. Fully one
half, and probably two-thirds, of the entire vote
cast against the prohibition amendment yester
day, would revolt heroically against aiiy back
ward step In the positive restraints of the
liquor traffic, and any effort looking to even an
approximate return to the old license system
would only call out another advance in the re
strictive feature of our license laws.
Let no one assume that the result on prohi
bition is a "rum victory." It is a victory
achieved by the conservative temperance ele
ment of the State, and it means that severe
laws shall regulate a traffic that is capable of
great wrong to society, and that there
shall be no lawlessness, either invited
or tolerated, in it. It leaves the
whole issue, from high license even to
absolute prohibition, opeu for consideration in
our legislative balls, and there will be constant
pressure for advancement In every line that
promises the promotion of public sobriety.
Prohibition is beaten; temperance is not
beaten, and it is now safe to say that it never
can be beaten in Pennsylvania.
NOT A PARTI YICT0BI.
Tho Inquirer Thinks the Result Not a Test
of Temperance Sentiment.
The Inquirer will say:
The proposed prohibition amendment to tho
Constitution of Pennsylvania has been defeated
by a majority which can be fairly estimated at
100,000. It is in the nature of a landslide. The
result will create no surprise. It has been an
ticipated for several weeks. There has been a
light vote generally. It is impossible to ascer
tain athis time just what proportion of the voto
Pittsburg's Wight Scenes.
throughout the State has been cast, but it does
not seem likely that it will much exceed 400,U00,
which is only 40 per cent of the whole vote of
the State. The drift of the voting is a curious
study. Outside of Philadelphia and Allegheny
the big majorities are given in the
strong Democratic counties. The Repub
lican counties of the west and along the
northern tier have pretty uniformly returned
prohibition majorities. In the whole State
there are not half a dozen Democratic counties
where the vote has been in its favor. The sig
nificance of this will be plain enough to all.
While there was no partisan division on the
question, it must bo apparent that
the most of tho opposition vote
has come from the Democrats. That
party has taken no open position on this ques
tion, but it has rated it under the head of
sumptuary laws, against which it has uniformly
declared in its platforms. Bnt there were
Democrats who supported this piopositlon,
lust as there were Republicans who approved
In all respects the result is one of individual
preference, and is not to be charged to Darty
account. Nor will it be necessarily accepted
as a test of the real temperance sentiment
of the State. Many out-and-out temperance
men total abstainers were actively opposed
to the proposed amendment, because tbey
were not prepared to put prohibition in the
Constitution. It was this feeling, coupled with
a reasonable satisfaction with high license,
and not regard for liquor selling, which
has determined the result A larger
vote would merely have emphasized this.
The people have now given their verdict for
the present high license Bystem of dealing with
the liquor traffic of the State. It is not for
unrestricted liquor. It will not be sounder
stood by anybody. It is inevitable that the
future will bring Improvements in the present
law, and among these, without doubt, a higher
fee for licenses, particularly in the larger
THE AMENDMENT FAULTT.
Tho Ledger Says It Was In Bad Shape aud
Not Comprehensive Enough.
The Ledger will say:
The amendment was in very bad shape, as the
Ledger pointed out, both as to what it pro
fessed to express and as to what it failed to at
tempt to enact If it had been adoDtedtha rood
people of the Commonwealth might have found
themselves this morning deprived of not only the
Brooks tavern license regulating act but of dl
penal laws against the manufacture and sale of
intoxicating liquors without license, the sale
of such liquors on Sunday, the sale to minors,
to habitual drunkards, and, indeed, every other
penal law on the subject, and this condition
must have continued several months, probably
for two years, possibly more.
While there was provision for the enactment
of laws by the Legislature to enforce the
amendment there was no provision for the con
tinuance of existing penal laws in the interim,
until the Legislature should enact new
laws. And bow intelligent or how defiantly
disobedient a Legislature may be in such a case,
if it chooses to be so, has been signally illus
trated by the refusal of that body for many
years to obey several of the Clear
mandates of the Constitution of 1874. Well
informed people were naturally and properlv
apprehensive about this, but the most cogent
deterrent was in the influence of those who be
lieved that the Brooks act which was working
so well, should have an undisturbed trial for
several years, and that it was sound policy in
this respect tolet well enough alone.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Cleabfield, June 18. Clearfield coun
ty will give 2,000 for the amendment The
returns up to this hour received from 13
districts show a majority for the amend
ment of 426. At the same ratio the major
ity will exceed, the figures given.
SPECIAL TXLEQBAMTO TUX DISrATCH.l
Erie, June 18. The returns, with two or
three small precincts missing, showthe fol
lowing state of affairs for fhe prohibition
Continued on Sixth rage,
EVERYBODY AT WORK
Lively Scenes on Euined Streets in
the Town of Kernville.
GEEAT tfKOGBESS HAS BEEN MADE
Toward Clearing Away Wreckage and Mak
, ing-Honses Habitable.
GFIT. HABTIKGB LEAVES SUDDENLY,
Audit is Ihongbt That Be Has Gone East to Confer
With Gorernor Bearer.
Greaf progress has been made in cleaning
np the mined streets and damaged houses
inKeraville. .Bodies are still being dis
covered there- in! a bad state of decompo
sition. Eleven were taken from one pile of'
'rubbish. General Hastings has left Johnstown-
for the purpose, it is supposed, of
holding'a' conference with Governor Beaver.
FEOK A STAFF CORRESFONDFJIT.1
- Jon jisxowN, June 18. A great improve
ment hiis-taken place in Kemville within
Lthe past 48 hours.' A visit was made to the
former 'mud pile this morning for the pur
pose of ascertaining what had been done in
the matter of "cleaning up and putting the
town into first-class condition. It was
found that upon every street and alley in
the little borough large gangsof men were
The main streets, upon which the fire
plugs and hydrants had been hidden from
sight by the accumulation of filthy rubbish
hacked up by water from Stony creek, were
Almost cleaned from dirt The houses that
had been rendered useless were being torn
down, and the mud had been cleaned out
of those that could be made habitable.
Everybody Working With a Will.
In nearly every back yard in the borough
clothes lines were put out and carpets,
clothing," etc., hnng up to dry in the sun.
The furniture and household utensils were
scattered over the yards, and the swish,
swash of the scrubbing brush could be heard
in almost every house.
Everybody upon the streets and in the
houses was working. Even the members of
the Fourteenth regiment, who were on
gnard, would occasionally turn in and help
the workingmen when they needed a little
assistance. A number of former "tin-tag
police" also worked some. Many of them
were telling what they had done in the way
of saving people. In this borough, as well
as in Johnstown, there are quite a number
of men who have made great reputations
(since the flood) by the number of people
they saved from drowning.
Boasts That Aro Not Believed.
A well known citizen stated that if the
stories of the number of people saved by
friends were true, there must have been at
least 40,000, or more than the total popula
tion of the six boroughs, in the flood. One
man in Johnstown is boasting about 33
people he rescued from the river, though
how he kept account of them all nobody has
tret heen able to find out.
frr-'At Kernville there-were ll,bodies found
In rubbish piles to-day. They were buried
as soon as discovered, and no report was
made of them to the morgues. Tho bodies
were in a terrible state of advanced decom
position, and the stench arising from them
was nauseating. The people who found
three of the bodies in one pile thought that
the smell came from a dead horse, and
wanted to set fire to the mass.
THREE SERIOUS CASES.
The Sick at tho Red Cross Hospital
rFBOJI A STAFF COIlBESrOJfDEJtT.l
Johnstown, June 18. There were three
probably fatal cases received at the Hed
Cross Hospital to-day. One man has an at
tack of hives. He was found on the ground,
face downward and suffering very severely.
One of the scouts of the society who was out
searching for sufferers came upon him and
securing assistance conveyed him to the
Another case is that of a young man, 22
years of age, who is suffering from an attack
of measles. The third man has fromate ery
sipelas, and both of them are in a bad con
dition. Doctors Mitchell andNorris of the society
left for their homes, in Philadelphia to
0NLT ONE MORGUE NOW.
All Bodies Fonnd Hereafter to be Taken to
tho Ollllvllle Schoolboasc.
I FROM A STAFF COBKESrONDENT.J
Johnstown, June 18. The Fourth
Ward Schoolhouse Morgue was discon
tinued to-day. All bodies will now be taken
to the First Ward (Millville) Schoolhouse,
near "the left," where they will be pre
pared for bnrial. They will be buried just
as soon as they can be fixed up.
Undertaker Henderson, of Johnstown,
who lost everything he had in the flood, has
charge. An entirely new system of con
ducting the work has been inaugurated.
John Evans and Robert J. Fairman, of
Pittsburg, are his assistants. They are the
only Pittsburg undertakers who are still
DOGS AMONG THE GRATES.
Canlno Ghouls Disturbing the Dead In Pros
pect Hill Cemetery.
Johnstown, June 18. The military
guards at Camp Hastings, near the Prospect
.Hill burying ground, report to-day that
they are having great trouble with the dogs
that are constantly disturbing the dead in
terred at that burying ground.
Over 100 dogs were driven from the place
last night and several of them were killed.
The hastily dug graves there are shallow,
and the dogs have been uncovering and
devouring the dead.
NOT MISS PAULSON'S BODY.
A Corpse Fonnd Which Was Mistaken for
That of tho Mining Lady.
Johnstown, June 18. Late this even
ing the body of a well dressed young lady
was found in the wreck at Cambria City,
and at once,the rumor was started that the
body was that of Miss Paulson, of Pitts
burg. In many particulars the body found an
swered the description of Miss Paulson, but
investigation developed that it was not her
A Water Supply Promised Soon.
IFBOII A STAFF 'COBIIESPONDENT.
Johnstown, June 18. Manager James
Williams, of the Johnstown water works,
stated to-day that the company would be
in good.condltion to furnish a fall supply of
water to the residents of the town within
the next few days. The mains were sot
GONE TO SEE 'BEAVER.
General Hastings Leaves Johnstown for the
Probablo Purpose of Conferring
With the Governor About
Paying the Men. '
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. 1
Johkstowk, June ' 18. General
Hastings left the camp ' this after
noon in a very mysterious manner. He was
gone over an hour before his absence at
tracted any particular attention. Gradually
it was rumored around that he had gone
East on the train. Then the next informa
tion gained was that he had gone to meet
General Beaver and bring him to Johns
General Wiley stated to yonr corre
spondent that the Adjutant General had
gone away for the night, and left him in
command of the camp. That was all he
knew, or at least all he meant to say about
From another source, and a very reliable
one, I learned late to-night that General
Hastings had gone to Altoona to meet
Governor Beaver for the purpose of center
ing with him on several matters of import
ance. The subject chiefly to be considered
is what is to be dona in regard to cash to
pay the men off. To-day their week is up,
and they will most likely want some money
after their seven day's work. The next
question to be considered concerns the
Fourteenth Begiment. General Hastings
has frequently stated that the men ought to
be relieved, but unless the Governor gives
orders to the effect nothing will or can be
done in regard to the matter.
' Everybody expected the Governor to come
in with the Philadelphia members of the
Johnstown Belief Commission, but it is not
likely that the General will come here until
all the members-of, the Commission can be
here. He would certainly not come by him
self. General Hastings probably got his
instructions at Altoona from Governor
Beaver as to the time the Commission may
be expected here. Heinp.ichs.
THEY MEET0NCE MORE.
Johnstotvn's Council Assembles for the First
Time Since tho Flood Plans for
Stores Discussed Offer to
fPHOH A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
JOHNSTOWir, June 18. The Johnstown
Council held its first meeting this afternoon
since theawful disaster oqMay 31. Mr. Alex
ander Kennedy, the President, took the
chair. The meeting was held in Alma
Hall, on Main street, and the chief topic of
discussion was the subject of allowing cer
tain storekeepers to build their stores
around the park place and the diamond.
After several gentlemen had expressed
their views it was decided to put the matter
in the hands of a committee for a final set
tlement. It will probably be decided that
the different business men are to draw bal
lots for their lots in order that nobody may
afterward claim an injustice had been done
him if he does not get as good a position as
he-would have wished. But it is quite
likely there will he a good deal of trouble
on that veryi point before-it is finally ar
ranged because everybody is anxious to get
the best place, "
General Hastings was) present at the
meeting by invitation. He stated that he
was in a position to furnish the necessary
number of houses as soon as the people were
ready to receive them and pnt them up.
Then the question of the military guard
came up and.General Hastings expressed
his willingness to withdraw the troops and
send them home as soon as the citizens
wished it. But the councilmen unanimous
ly stated that they would like to see the
military remain a little longer.
The question of re-electing three new
members for council, in place of those who
were killed in the flpod, was postponed for
30 days. Heinbichs.
ELEVEN BODIES RECOVERED.
Corpses Still Being Found In the Awfnl
Wreck Above tho Bridge.
Johnstown, June 18. Occasionally a J
corpse is found buried in the debris and
rubbish throughout the town, but the most
prolific spot is the mass of wreckage above
the railroad bridge. Eleven bodies were
blown up there by the blasting to-day.
The army of men on the wreckage at that
point are rapidly clearing the place, but the
contractor said to-day that he would yet
have several weeks work before his contract
WORKING WITHOUT PAT.
Tin-Tag Police, on Doty for Two
Weeks, Still Unpaid.
IFHOH A STAFF COBKEsrOHDENT.J
Johnstown, June 18. The police
officers, guards, teamsters, etc., who were
employed by Sheriff Moxham, were paid
this afternoon. The "tin-tag" police, or
deputy sheriffs, who have been doing duty
for over two weeks, have not yet been paid
for their services.
A great many of them, who are still doing
duty, are protesting against having to wait
for their money so long, but they will have
to grin and bear it. McSwioan,
THE GOVERNOR AT CRESSON..
Bo and the Commission Will Proceed
rSFXCIAL TELXOBAU TO THE DISPATCH.)
Altoona, Jnne 18. GovernorBeaverand
the Commission appointed by him to dis
tribute the moneys received for the flood
sufferers of Johnstown, arrived in this city
to-night on a special train. They were met
by Adjutant General Hastings, who came
here from Johnstown on a special train.
The party journeyed from here to Cresson,
where a conference will be held to-night on
the subject of the distribution of the funds.
To-morrow morning they will go to Johns
town. Looking Over the Ballraad.
JonNSTOWN, June 18. Superintendent
Pitcairn and a party of Pennsylvania Bail
road officials were here to-day looking over
the work already done and giving orders
for future repair. They went East, and, it
is thought, will join General Hastings and
SHOT HIS BABr SISTER.
A Six Tear Old Boy With a Bevolver
Fatally Wounds aa Infant.
SPECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE StSFATCII.I
New Yoke, June 18. Harry Baker, the
6-year-old son of William Baker, of Twelfth
street, was sent to take his baby sister
Edith, less than a year old, out riding in
her carriage, on Monday. Half an hour
afterward their mother looked out of the
window and discovered both children cov
ered with blood. The boy was sitting on
the steps crying. He held the baby on his
lap and blood was streaming from a hole in
her head near the temple. On the sidewalk
near them was a small revolver. The
mother rushed out of the house and found
the baby unconscious.
The boy said he found the pistol in the
street, and was playfng with it when it went
off. That was 15 minutes before his mother
saw him. He had been afraid to tell his
mother what had happened. Br. Simon
found that th&bullethad entered the baby's
head at the temple, had passed down be
hind the right .ear and out through the
bridge of the nose. The child will proba
Attend a Qnlet Banquet Given R
Millionaire No Speeches '
and no Toasts.
(BT CABLX TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, Junel8. Andrew Carnegie en
tertained Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone and some
30 other guests at a quiet little banquet in
the Hotel Metropole to-night The guests
who were invited to meet Mr. Gladstone in
cluded Minister Lincoln, Consul General
New, General Lawton, Sir William Har
court, John Morley and William Black, all
with their wives; 'Sir Edwin Arnold, -the
the poet editor of the Daily Telegraph;
Orchardson, the famous painter; Mrs.
Logan, Miss Pullman, Mrs. Carrison, Her
bert Gladstone and many others.
The dining-room was a mass of plate and
flowers, and crossed Union Jacks and Stars
and Stripes, printed in gold and other col
ors on the menu cards were supposed to
indicate the international character of the
fathering. The Grand Old Man was in the
ighest spirits and charmed everybody with
his brilliant table talk. For once in his
life he seemed to be oblivions of the exist
ence of the borne rule question, and thor
oughly enjoyed himself, knowing there were
to be no toasts and no speeches.
He said many kind things of America in
the course of the evening. Everyone pres
ent would have liked a'speecb, especially
the reporter sent by the enterprising News
Association, who, hidden behind a screen at
the end of the room, ground his teeth in
compnlsorfly silent agony for three long
hours) for' he was not even near enough to
take notes of the conversation.-
THREE HUNDRED XIYES IN PERIL.
The Training Ship Constellation Agrondd
and in Danger of Being Wrecked.
Norfolk, Va., June 18. The training
ship Constellation went aground at Cape
Henry at 3 o'clock this Afternoon. She had
the Annapolis cadets on board, and was in
charge of Commander Harrison and Navi
gating Officer Lowe. Three hundred per
sons were on the ship.
Intelligence from the Constellation at
1130 o'clock to-night is to the effect that
she is 300 yards from the shore and 'drifting
in. The captain of the life-saving
f station near Cape -Henry has made
up a crew, notwithstanding the fact
that the stations are closed, and
has gotten a line to the ship and has hauled
out the breeches buoy, though no one has
been gotten ashore as yet. The Secretary ot
the Navy telegraphed to the New York,
Philadelphia and Norfolk Railroad to-night
to send help,"and B. B. Cook's General
Freight and Passenger Agent, has ordered
his tug, the Norfolk, to Cape Henry at
SWEPT BT A HIGH WIND.
r ' " "- JT
Great Damage Done' to Property ot 'All
Kinds at Pern, Indiana. ,
Indianapolis, June 18. A destructive
wind storm swept over'Peru, this morning,
doing great damage. , Trees, fences, tele
graph and telephone poles were lev
eled and many dwellings injured.
The Standard Oil Company's large
brick, warehouse was destroyed. Sev
eral freight cars standing on the Lake Erie
and Western tracks were caught by the
wind and pushed with great velocity
through the walls of the railroad shops.
The total loss will amount tomany thou
sand dollars. Much damage was also done
to the growing crops throughout Miami
WAITED FOR NO TRIAL.
George Mason and His Son Plead Guilty of
Corporal J ohn's Murder.
tSFECIAL TZLXORAM 10 THZ DISPATCH.l
Watnesbueo, June 18. George Mason
and his son Emory, who were arrested some
months ago for the murder of Corporal E
John, entered a plea of "guilty," to-day,
before the Court. Their sentence will be for
a crime less than murder in the first degree.
There will be no jury trial. Another son,
Jesse, who was arrested for complicity in
the crime, will be discharged.
John's body was found in Ten Mile creek,
and the evidence against the Masons was
not very strong. It was doubtful if they
could be convicted of a degree of murder
higher than the second degree or man
slaughter. TELEGRAPHING FROM A TRAIN.
Messages Sent and Received While tho Cars
Were Running at High Speed.
Raleigh, N. 0., June 18. A test was
made to-day on the Raleigh and Gaston
railroad, in the presence of a number of
prominent railroad men, of a process re
cently invented by Baylus Cade, of this
county, for telegraphing to and from mov
The current is maintained by means of a
drag which is attached to the car, and
which slides over a set of wires laid along
the track. Messages were received from the
offices at Raleigh and Greensboro, while the
train was running at the rate of 30 miles an
CUBA SWEPT BI A FLOOD.
A Irnrgo Amount of Property Destroyed bat
No Lives Lost.
Havana, June 18. One of the most
severe rainstorms ever experienced on this
island occurred on Sunday last The rain
came down in such volume that several of
the streets quickly became roaring torrents.
Walls were undermined and houses
'In the Yuelto Abajo district the damage
by the floods was quite serious. The village
of Batabano was partly submerged. No
loss of life by the storm has been reported.
AMENDED BI THE PRESIDENT.
Change In a Civil Service Rale Applicable
i to Ex-Soldlcrs.
Washington, June 18. The President
to-day amended rule 10 of the civil service
rules, so as to do away with the limitation
of one year within which reinstatement may
legally be made to offices within the classi
fied service, so far as it affects ex-Union sol
diers and sailors.
The change was made upon the recommen
dation of the Civil Service Commission.
PARNELL'S APPEAL DISMISSED.
Tho Conrt Savs Bis Character Bas
" Beea Damaged In tho Trial.
London, June 18. Mr. Parnell's appeal
against the postponement of his libel suit
against the Times has been dismissed, with
The Appeal Conrt decided that the delay
in the trial had not damaged Mr. Parnell's
character, the Times having admitted the
libel and paid the money into court
GUILTY OF GRAND LARCENY,
William E. Howard Convicted of the Electric
Sagar Company Swindle.
New York, June 18. The jury in the
case of William E. Howard, for obtaining
6,600 from the defunct Electric Sugar Com
pany, has foundi the defendant guilty of
grand larceny in the first degree, aa charged.
in ine intuctmeni,
ANY ONE CAN HAKE HONEY i
Who has a good article to sell, and who adver
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly the Ufa of trade. All enterprising and
Judicious advertisers succeed.
&Sk i TfiruT tit nnn
6385 U JUL H I
And if Has Left Alle
gheny County Vet
THE ANTIS fiET THERE
By a Majority of Over 20,
000 in the Two Cities, '
PITTSBURG HAS 18,472,
With, One Ward Out, and Al
; legheny 3,809, Near- .
SCENES AT HEADQUARTERS.
Liquor Men's Full Returns
Made Them Jubilant
. Yery Early.
A LIGHT SUFFRAGE YOTE.
BOM the Ohio to
the Delaware . it
was a "Waterloo for
The defeat was
crushing. No one
section of the State
was spared a share
of it Western
which, outside of
claimed as their
solid territory, did not come up to their ex
pectations. In most counties west of the
mountains the majorities for the Constitu
tional amendment fell away under what ,
they have been confidently placed at by
For instance, Armstrong county, which
had been previously credited with some
2,000 majority sure for the amendment, was
left altogether doubtful by the latest dis
patches last night. Beaver, Lawrence aad
Washington counties gave infinitely smaller
majorities than the Prohibitionists had
expected. Huntingdon county, which
all along has been boasting of
2,500 majority, gives 1,000 less. Bedford
county goes to the liquor men with
800 majority, while it was never be
lieved to be anything else than favor
able to prohibition. Juniata county also
Herman Straub, Prominent in Leading tht
Liquor Men's Campaign.
is reported in line for liquor, and it had
been counted upon by the amendment people.
Erie county gives over 4,000 majority
against the amendment
MANY OTHEB SUEPBISES.
That was not as bad as the "prohibs" up
there expected, bnt down in "Washington
county the phenomenal temperance senti
ment said to be ready to pile up 4,000 for
the amendment turns out to be no
more than 2.000. Mercer Craw-"
ford and Butler counties are among
the few western strongholds which support
original prohibition claims with handsome
majorities. Among other surprises, how
ever, was the unexpected strength Eayette
county seemed to develop for the issue. It
had been regarded as doubtful. The re
markable effect of the flood was noticeable la
the Johnstown vote, turning what was ex
pected to be a 2,000 majority for liquor to a
small majority the other way.
Allegheny county gives a majority of
close upon 23,000 against the amendment
This even went beyond the most sanguine
predictions of practical politicians, al
though it now turns out that
the liquor men were nearer to the real figures
of to-day in what seemed to many as the ab
surdly high estimate of a week ago. The
returns from all wards in Pittsburg
but one (the Twenty-second ward) give a
majority of 16,472 against the amendment
PBOHIB1TION ENHBEIiT LOST.
Allegheny City, with seven districts
yet to hear from, give an ad
ditional majority of 3,809 against
the issue. McKeesport and Brad
dock add several hundred to this
general majority, and to increase the sur
prises the rural vote from townships and
J small boroughs swell U19 aggregate major-