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Advice to Summer Tourists,
Don't fall to notify THE DISPATCH office
of your chango of location, and your paper
will be f om-arded to you without extra charge.
A Deal Consummated Whereby
'the Ex-President is Given
the Go-By.
And Cal Brice for Second Place if He
Isn't a Senator.
Machine Democrats, Led br Senator Gor
nuii, Want Another Leader Next Time
A Deal, and How It Worked Ohio Re
publican Ueallze Ihc Size of the Tatk
Ahead of Them Why Itlaine Insulted
Roswell G. Ilorr Ko Room for Any
Alger Meu IKnhone Dlckcrinc for the
Federal Patronage orills state Colored
Republicans of the Old Domini -n Revolt
and Will Bolt If the Little Dictator rer
slsts In Banning; for Governor.
It is claimed in New York that a deal has
been made by machine Democratic leaders
whereby ex-President Cleveland is to be
thrown overboard in favor of ex-Secretary
of the If avy "Whitney for the Presidental
nomination in 1892, and that if Colonel
Brice fails to be elected to succeed Senator
Payne, he is to be the Vice Presidental can
didate. Secretary Rusk is shouting for Har
rison's second term. Qnayis house hunting
in AVashington. Mahone is dickering for
the Federal patronage of his State.
New York, July 16. It is rumored in
political circles that a deal has been made
which shelves ex-President Cleveland per
manently, and places ex-Secretary of the
Navy "William C. "Whitney in the lead
as the Democratic Presidental candidate
for 1892. Last week there was an
influx of Democratic leaders from Ohio to
see Colonel Brice, Chairman of the Demo
cratic National Committee, and their pres
ence here is considered by shrewd Cleveland
Democrats as another link in the chain of
evidence to prove that a deal has been made.
A prominent Cleveland Democrat, who
does not wish his name published, said to a
reporter to-day that he had every reason to
believe that the machine Democrats had
dropped Mr. Cleveland. His story of
Why the Ex-President Was Dropped
is the same as that given by rumor. Sen
ator Gorman, of Maryland, was at first op
posed to the election of Colonel Brice as
Chairman of the Democratic National Com
mittee. He felt that the Colonel represented
the tree trade tariff ideas of Mr.
Cleveland, and he did not wish
to have another campaign on the
same issue as 1888. His opposition to Colo
nel Brice was assuming definite shape,
when the leaders "got together" and
mapped out a course that placated the
Maryland Senator and made him an enthu
siastic supporter of Colonel Brice. The deal
was that Mr. William C. "Whitney should
have the support of the committee for the
f Presidency in 1892, and that Colonel Brice
'should be elected Chairman, and then make
a strong fight for the Senate from Ohio. If
he failed to succeed General Payne, then he
was to be supported by the committee lor
the Vice Presidency.
The Deal Malms All Smooth.
Matters have worked well since the al
leged deal. Colonel Brice was elected
Chairman, and Senator Gorman was hearty
in his support. The Randall-Gorman wing
of the Democracy is now on' top, and has
won over the prominent Cleveland Dem
ocrats by promising to see that tbey are
well taken care of if the national ticket
wins in 1892. All is serene and the plan is
working well.
Ex-President Cleveland still thinks his
most influential friends are lor him, and
they permit him to indulge in the flatter
ing delusion. Efforts are now being made
to help Colonel Brice to get to the Sen
ate from Ohio. Ex-Congressman Benjamin
Lefevre, the Colonel's right-hand man, is
now in the Buckeye State, doing what he
can to help elect a Democratic Legislature.
If a Democratic Legislature is elected Col
onel Brice will assuredly succeed Senator
Straws Showtbe Wind's Direction.
Chairman Townsend, of the Democratic
State Committee of Ohio, Allen O. Myers,
. and others, were in the city last Friday and
I Saturday. It is supposed that the
purpose of the visit was to confer
about the Ohio election. Allen O. Myers,
of Cincinnati, is too well known to go into
details about him. He detests Cleveland,
and never loses an opportunity to show how
happy he is that the man of destiny was
It is said the Standard Oil people are
pleased at the outlook for Mr. "Whitney as
a Presidental candidate. The Mugwumps
look very sour these days, and, after, all,
these rumors may have many grains of
truth in'them.
Ho Flinss Hack In Blaine's Face the Prof
fered Consulship His Loyalty
to General Alcer Caused
the Insait.
"Washington, July 1C Ex-Congressman
Roswell G. Horr, of Michigan, re
cently appointed Consul to Valparaiso
flings ihc honor back in the face of the ad
ministration, and says it is an insult to
offer him such a paltry place. It is under
stood that Mr. Horr has written a letter to
the President in which he explains, in his
characteristic style, why he cannot accept a
banishment at $3,000 per year. This letter
has not yet reached "Washington, but is ex
pected to-morrow
The entire Republican party of Michigan
seems to have taken up the case of Mr.
Horr, and are resenting his ill treatment.
The Democrats think that he was treated
vty generously in getticg anything at all.
Horr first aspired to be Minister to Mexico,
and he and his friends tbonght for a long
time that bis ambition would be gratified.
A Persistent Attempt at Punishment.
Some of the very enthusiastic friends of
the ex-wit of the House who have been here
lately, claim that they see in repeated snubs
which certain Michigan applicants are re
ceiving an attempt on the part of both
Blaine and Harrison to punish the men wbo
stuck so persistently to Alger at Chicago
last summer. Horr, who was a howling
Blaine man in 1884 was, howling equally
loud for Alger in 18S8, and refused to listen
to offers of a compromise. His friends do
not hesitate to say that he was singled out
By the administration as a subject for re
Ex-Senator Palmer, whose appointment
as Minister to Spain was a personal favor
from the President, with which the becre
tary of State had nothing to do, was an
enemy of Alger, and at heart
More of a Harrison Mnn
than anything else. He has been opposed
to Blaine since 1880, having been an Ar
thur supporter in 1884.
Mr. Blaine repeatedly told the Michigan
Senators and other friends of Horr that he,
should be given an appointment that would
be entirely satisfactory to him, both as re
gards dignity and importance, and in a
financial way.
But whatever the cause may have been,
for putting Horr o2 with such an obscure
appointment, end no matter what justifica
tion there may have been for it, President'
Harrison has made many enemies among
the Michigan Republicans, who have long
regarded Horr as one of the finest products
of their State. He was
A Choice Specimen,
and constantly on exhibition. They are in
dignant at the small prize he has secured,
and are saying some pretty mean things
about Harrison. Horr himself does not
hesitate to say he expected better treatment
The Valparaiso uonsulsnip will not go
a begging, in addition to the salary or.
$3,000, the fees are quite respectable, and it
is not atall prpbable that the President will
have to go outside of Michigan for -a
man willing to accept a place at which
Horr turns up his nose.
Fprakcr to be Supported for His Own Sake
and for 1S92 The Notional Admin
istration Scored by n Colored
Ex-Offlce Holder.
"Washington, July 16. The Ohio Re
publican Association, that was recently re
organized here, had a called meeting this
evening which was for the purpose of ratify
ing the work of the Ohio State BeDublican
Convention. ConcressraenButterworth and
Thompson, Sixth Auditor Coulter and ex
State Senator Rannels were announced
for speeches. The only one of
these gentlemen who showed up, however,
was Sixth Auditor Coulter. He made a
short speech, indorsing mildly the work of
the State Convention, and strongly eulo
gized the administration of President Har
rison. After he had concluded, one Milton M.
Holland, a colored man, formerly of Colum
bus, who was fired out of the office oi Sixth
Auditor two years ago by Dan McConville,
tor insolence and insubordination, made a
fiery speech. Holland, it should be re-'
marked, has not yet been, vindicated by
"being reinstated. He
, Wnded Into tho Administration
of General Harrison, saying it had reached
a point now when, like Flanagan, of Texas,
the Republican party wanted to know what
it is here for. He said Ben Harrison had
pulled them all out of their beds last fall,
to work for him, and now he had turned his
back on them.
Holland had no use for any man who
would pander to the Mugwumps, and in this
respect he was a Jackson Democrat, and be
lieved that to the victors belonged the spoils.
"When Holland was 4ired by Mc
Conville he protested vigorously,
and endeavored to secure his
retention. However, he continued his
speech by saying he was anxious to see Gov
ernor Fo'rakcr win in Ohio, because he is
the man upon whom the party could rely.
He said by the appointment of Parsons to
be United States District Attorney in Ala
bama, the leader ot the white man's party
in the State,
President Harrison Had Deserted Them
in an hour when they most needed his
protection. As a Republican he said he
could not indorse such a policy as
gav; one white man in the South as mnch
power as ten in the North. He then made a
great talk about a party that had deserted
its principles, and he said a party
that would do that in this way de
served to die, and he wanted to
see it die. He eulogized Foraker some
more, and urged the association to raise
funds and assist in his election. He said
the Democrats were going to make a hard
fight against him, but he wanted him to win
because he has backbone to carry out the
principles of the party, and could not be
swerved by the Mugwump element. He
referred incidentally to the Rebel flag inci
dent. Where the Applnnso Parted.
The members of the association who had
not yet been appointed to office applauded
the sable colored orator with vigor, while the
inns cheered Auditor Coulter's eulogy of the
administration of Dan Grosvenor, who was
recently appointed to a S2,000 position in
the Treasury Department, made a speech
announcing to the association that he had
been an original Foraker man, and urged'
the Republicans to go to work and raise
funds to aid in his canvass. Dan is a brother
of Congressman Grosvenor.
The absence of Butterworfh, Thompson,
Second Assistant Postmaster General Whit
field, r G. Rathbone, Chief Postoffice In
spector, the recently appointed Assistant
Attorney of the Department of Justice, ex
State Senator Rannels, and other Ohio of
ficeholders was conspicuous and much com
mented upon.
The Little Wizard of Virginia Determined
to Kun for Governor, to Vindicate
Himself lie Koascs Deter
mined Opposition from
the Negroes.
Washington, July 16. General Mahone
and some of his Virginia followers will meet
Senator Quay, Assistant Postmaster Gen
eral Clarkson and other members of the
National Committee here to-morrow for con
sultation. Mahone is apparently conduct
ing affairs in Virginia with a higher hand
than ever. He has now determined to be a
candidate for Governor, in order to vindi
cate himself.
When the anti-Mahoneites met in confer
ence lately, they submitted a plan to "the
Dictator" embracing a scheme of reorgani
zation on a basis of equality to
all factions. Mahone ignored the doc
ument utterly. Last week he held ,-r three
davs' conference with his followers at his
home in Petersburg. A new plan of reor
ganization, based on Mnbone's ideas, was
drawn up and will be submitted to Quay &
Co. for approval. It is not known whether
other members of the National Committee
me popuxg
than Quay and Clarkson will be present,
but others aie expected.
More Bitter Than the White People.
The colored Republicans in Virginia
seem to be more bitter against Mnhone than
the whites are. They are taking a great
deal of interest in the coming confer
ence. The Virginia " statesmen who
are Mahonc's lieutenants in his efforts
to brganize the State with himself as chief
commander do nqt include a half-dozen
colored men, and this has created a larger
number of kickers than the General, even
in his 'most sanguine moments, can hope to
corral in the approaching Gubernatorial
His opponents have little doubt nawuhat
Mahone has been fully recognized as the
boss of his party in Virginia by President
Harrison, and theyregard the acceptance of
his plans for reorganization, as they are to
be submitted to Senator Quay to-morrow, as
a foregone conclusion.
If the worst fears of the anti-Mahoneites
are realized there is no doubt' that the
wizard of the Old Dominion will have
The Blsccst Fight of His Life
on hand. To judge by what the colored
Virginians say who are here and for the
most part, they represent the-intelligence of
their race in the State Mahone wiH no
longer have the solid support of
the blacks. These people, from one
cause and another, are in a highly
rebellious mood, and their disaffection is
spreading every dav. One of the reasons
for this was Mahone's defeat of John M.
Langston's aspirations for Congressional
honors, last fall. Langston was the idol of his
colored brethren in the district where he ran
for Congress, and it is said that at least two-'
thirds of them voted for him and against
Mahone's candidate. He will contest his
seat in the House, which. will be entirely
useless, his friends think, If Mahone re
ceives his1 commission from the National
Republican Committee to-morrow as boss
of the State as a further indorsement from
President Harrison j
Determined to Break Away.
The colored leaders say that Mahone's
plan toward them rs, and always has been,
to subjugate them to the dictation and con
trol ot his white lieutenants, "planted all
over the State, and they have determined to
break away from these conditions, let the
result be what it will.'
"There," said a man from Virginia to
day, pointing to a ragged and almost shoe
less, but intelligent looking colored man
who passed by with a dejected countenance,
"is a specimen of Mahone's methods toward
my race. That man, sir, represented
Charlotte county in the Legislature
of his State for more than seven years. He
had great influence among his people, and
Mahone worked him ouCof the way. The
General promised him a big position in
one of the departments here, and Henry
Cox resigned his seat in the Legislature and
came here. He was given a place as laborer
in the Bureau of Printing and Engraving,
where he was retained for a year and then
discbarced just before the Democratic party
came into power."
Killing off Colored Leadership.
And so it has gone. Everything has been
done by General Mahone to kill off the col
ored leadership in his State. No
colored man is allowed to gain and
maintain prominence. It was in pur
suance of his well-defined method that
he was led to oppose John M. Lanston. The
colored people are going to give him a final
overthrow next fallj if they have to elect a
Democrat Governor by a solid negro vote.
The colored men also claim that at the
Petersburg conference last week the few
negroes who were invited to be present were
not allowed in the parlors of the house, but
kept by themselves in a downstairs room.
The AKricBltnral Editor Proclaims Himself
la Favor ot His Chief.
"Washington, July 16. Secretary Rusk,
interviewed with reference to the statement
that he would be a candidate to succeed
Senator Sawyer, said to-day: "I am a can
didate for nothing. I never thought of
the thing. The newspapers are writing too
mnch abont me, altogether. Mr. Sawyer
wili no doubt succeed himself, as will Mr.
Spooner, whose" term expires two years earlier
than Sawyer's."
"Is it so, as The DisrATCH indicates,
that yon will loom up as a candidate for the
Presidency in 1892?"
The Secretary laughed again. "I have
said," he replied, "that I am not a candi
date for anything. Mr. Harrison will be
the candidate, and a right popular and suc
cessful one he will be, too."
"You have no doubt Mr. Harrison will be
the candidate?"
"None whatever."
"And that he will win?"
"Of course he will win. He is making a
most popular President, especially with the
common people."
"By the common people you mean 'the
mass of the voters?' "
"Of course there are some politicians who
think be is not making removals rapidly
enough, and that things generally are not
running as fast as they would wish. But
President Harrison is a level, clear-headed
man, and knows what he is about, and will
prove himself to be one of the best as well
as one of the most popular Presidents."
He Has Abont as Much to Say on Politics
as Usual.
"Washington, July 16. Senator Quay
arrived in the city this afternoon, and is
stopping at the Arlington Hotel. He said
this evening that he came on more for the
purpose of securing a house for the Con
gressional session than for any political
purpose. His intention is to leave for Phila
delphia to-morrow evening, go from that
place to Harrisburg and call on Senator
Cameron, and thence home to Beaver.
If the President returns from Deer Park
to-morrow, Senator Quay will see him, but
will not wait for a meeting unless he
changes his programme Whether any
Pennsylvania appointments will be made
during his visit is not known. It Is ex
pected that Mr. Henry. Kittanning, who
was a delegate to the Chicago convention,
will soon be appointed chief of a division in
the Treasury Department.
OCIcIals Who Dislike the Corporal Con
tinno to Hob It In.
Washington, July 16. Corporal Tan
ner is still being subjected to the chastise
ment of Secretary Noble and Assistant Sec
retary Bussey, who do not like him, and it
looks very much as if he would finally have
to go.
To-dav three medical examiners were re
moved 'by Noble, under Tanner's protest,
because theyhave been altogether too libeial
in rating pensions. Tanner tried hard to
save his men, but when beaten, said noth
ing about resigning.
Lord Salisbury Sees Futuro Generations
Discussing; Ireland Tho Colonics.
London, July 16. Lord Salisbury, in a
speech at Mile End to-night, told his hear
ers that they mnst not expect the day would
ever come when the colonies would become
a federation in the same sense as the United
States, but he hoped that by a common
agreement the present difficulties would be
removed. Regarding Irish affairs, he said
it was appalling to think that years hence
their sons and grandsons might still be dis
cussing the Irish problem, with nothing
new to say oh the subject ,- , t. ..
Mr. Powderly Answers Them Diplo
matically for the Papers.
Favored hy Him, Though He Dees
Believe in Arbitrary Acts.
The rresent Order larst Enough, and the 0. A- to
Meet in Atlanta.
Th'e General Executive Board of the K.
of L". met yesterday at Chicago. Mr. Pow
derly said the1 meeting was merely for ordi
nary business and was held at Chicago for
the .convenience of the "Western District.
He makes it plain that he is fn favor of
eight hours fpr a day's work. The meeting
of the General Assembly will be held in
Chicago, July 16. The much-discussed
Chicago meeting of the Executive Board of
the Knights-of Labor 'began to-day at the
Sherman House, with General Master
"Workman Powderly and the following
members present: General Secretary-Treas-urer
John W. Hayes of Philadelphia; J.J.
Holland, of Jacksonville. Fla.; A."W
"Wright, of Toronto, and John Devlin, of
Detroit. Mr. Powderly and his fellow
leaders arrived in the city this morning
directly from Pittsburg. Before noon the
board went into executive session which
was continued throughout the day and
evening until a late hour.
, The first business of this board was the
selection of the -time aud place of the next
General Assembly.' It was decided that it
should be held vat Atlanta, Ga., on the sec
ond Tuesday of next November. The next
matter taken up was the hearing of a com
plaint by J. R. Sovereign, of Dubuque, on
the question of a ocal assembly's' jurisdic
tion. During the afternoon Mr. Powderly
retired from the meeting for a short interval
during which time he received calls from
several gentlemen, among them Congress
man Lawler. In talking to a reporter as to
the purpose of the board in coming "West,
Mr. Powderly said:
"This, is a quarterly meeting of the Execu
tive Board, called in Chicago for the con
venience of Northwestern assemblies to save
them the time and expense of a journey to
Philadelphia. All other statements of the
purpose of this meeting in the "West are
false and without foundation. I see it has
been claimed by some newspapers that it
was to revive waning influence in this por
tion of the country, and that the. meeting is
an exceDtional one, none having been held
hitherto outgide of Philadelphia. It is
hardly necessary to deny this, asevcry one
knows we meet wherever convenience sug
gests, and, as a matter of fact, met here in
Chicago two years ago."
"It is also said the K. of L. have gone to
pieces in the East, and you are looking to
the-West fnr inn fntnre" .-. -Vttftriftll.
"I have only to say that statement is on a
par with the other one."
ti Mr. Powderly was asked: "Is it true that
you have come West to placate any dis
gruntled element or tender the" olive branch
to Mr. Barry or the United Brotherhood?"
"We have no overtures to make to Mr.
Barry and no olive branches for him.
There has as yet been no complaint made to
us of anything he has done, and I know of
no intention to meddle with his affairs. He
can organize as he sees fit. No local Chi
cago troubles have yet come before the
board. Of course they may. Wherever I
go it is my duty to look into K. of L.
"How will these matters come up?"
"All appeals foraction on complaint must
be made through the District Assemblies,
and our action is then subject to the Gen
eral Assembly."
When the Chicagoans, George Dtwiler
and George Schilling, and their relations to
the organization were referred to, Mr. Pow
derly said it was not worth while to speak
of them, as both had been expelled and had
no connection with the K. of L.
"If the matter of the recently organized
United Brotherhood comes up, will it result
in any expulsions?" Mr. Powderly was
He said decidedly: "In such cases there
is only one alternative. The moment we
learn a member belongs to an organization
inimicable to the K. of L., he is immedi
ately dropped from the rolls. But this trou
ble is greatly exaggerated. We don't hear
nearly so much of the United Brotherhood
in the East, The talk of it is mainly in the
Concerning the present condition of
affairs, he said: "In the beginning of '86
we had 87,000 members. Six months later
we had 700.000. At present we have 800.
000. When I am asked to explain the fall
ing off, I ask why should so many come in?
This present number is really an increase
which I strongly opposed. Much of it is
made up of those people who think the
strike the solution of all evils. I have op
posed this membership from the begin
An attempt to elicit a categorical state
ment from the Master Workman on the
eight-hour question was not wholly success
ful. "I am decidedly in favor," he said,
"of a reduction in the hours of labor. As
early as 1886 1 suggested that steps should
be taken to shorten hours, but I am opposed
to sudden measures. What I really believe
I will neither print in our paper or sav for
publication. Our order has the eight-hour
question before it for consideration, and I
want them to send their delegates to the
General Assembly with opinions on the
questions that are not biased by my judg
ment. It is a matter to be settled by the
General Assembly."
"You are not then In favor of the
arbitrary introduction of eight hours as a
day's work?"
"I am not prepared to say positively.
Bnt I don't think eight hours are too much
for a day's work. Franklin thought four
hours enough. "When the Federation of
Labor in 1885, announced May 1, of that
year as tho date on which the eight-hour
plan was to be put in operation, I brought
the plan before tho organization and they
insisted I should say what they should do.
I-wanted them to settle the matter for them
selves and now insist that they shall do so.
My manifesto telling the would-be strikers
that they could expect no help from the
order was not because I was opposed to
eight honrs. Possibly it prevented the
strike, but it was the matter of the K. of L.
members and they must decide it at
The board will continne in session several
Manayunk Paper Mills Bnrned.
Philadelphia, July 1G. Fire this
afternoon totally destroyed the Schuylkill
Paper Mill at Manayunk, a suburb of this
city. The mill was owned jnd occupied by
Frank"McDonald, who places his loss on
building, stock and machinery aC $80,000,
on which there is an lnsurancs.oi fjo.wu..
"Why the Governor is Unnble to Give a
Detailed Statement of tho lxpendW
tares for the Relief of the
, Jahastovrn Sufferers.
HABBlSBUBG,Julyl6. GovernorBeaver
is unable to furnish a detailed statement ot
the expenditures for the relef of the flood
sufferers In the Conemaugh Valley and the
abatement of nuisances in that locality out
of the funds received by him. The office of
the Relief Commission in this city is just
as unprepared to furnish this much
desired information. The trouble arises from
the fact that the drafts made on the Gov
ernor by General Hastings failed to state
in nearly all instances to what purposejhe
money was to be applied whether to'the
relief of the sufferers by supplying them
with money or articles in kind, or to the
abatement of nuisances. This is an unfor
tnnate state of affairs, as the contributions
entrusted to the Governor for distribution
among the people whose property was swept
away by the flood were not intended to be
used by the Governor for anything
but the relief oi these persons. "'This
fund reaches nearly Sl.150,000, and is
made up of contributions from every
State in the Union except Delaware
(which sent no money to Governor Beaver)v
all the Territories and from England, Ger
many and other foreign countris. The
fund for the enforcement of sanitary regula
tions is known as the State fund and is not
.made -up from contributions. It is supposed
to have been loaned to the uovernor, and is
intended to.be aDDlied only to the abatement
-of nuisances caused iby the flood. The
mixing of the twa accounts has been a great
annoyance to the Governor, and a rumor
prevails that he has repeatedly Indicated his
dissatisfaction with the manner in which
General Hastings has handled the finances
in Johnstown.
It is hinted here in circles close to the
Governor that one of the reasons for the
immediate distribution of large sums of
money is to enable a few persons to reap the
profits from the moneys that would be ex
pended at their places before the establish
ment of other places of business. Johnstown
is said to be the only place from which com
plaints have came about the Governor's
management of the relief fund. Williams
port, Lock Haven and other flood-visited
places are said to be fully satisfied with
their treatment.
The Trunk Lines Expected to Restore Bates
Monday, nsAereed Upon.
Philadelphia, July 1C. General
Freight Agent Joyce, of the Pennsylvania
Railroad, this evening characterized the
statement as absurd that the reduction made
by the Lake Shore and Michigan Central in
grain tariffs to a 20-cent basis to New York
was permanent until .the close of naviga
tion. He intimated that the reasons for the
various reductions in grain rates recently
announced were wilfully, or at any rate per
sistently, misunderstood, and gave the as
surance that the Pennsylvania Railroad,
with the majority of other trunk lines,
would restore rates, jnst as they agreed to,
on next Monday. The other roads would
follow in the general restoration in the latter
part of next week. Continuing, he said:
At the meeting of the trunk lines in New
York, on the 12tb, in the general discussion the
3 nestion came; up, what would bo done by the
liferent roads now pending the restoration.
It was decided to leave tho management of
each road to do as they tbonght best, and it
was, of course, understood that one road com-
peting with another using tho reduced tanns
jforalAsvsXcraJly mako tho same Tate. That is
all that is being done now, and tho roads that
bare recently maae the redaction will follow
in the advance, on or abont July 24 and 27.
A Virginia Judge Whose Rnllnss Indicate
tho Outcome of n Case.
Petebsbubg, Va., July 16. The liti
gation between the Postal Telegraph Cable
Company and the Norfolk and Western
Railroad Company, which since the month
of March last has been going on in the
county courts of the several counties be
tween Norfolk and Petersburg, has been
occunying the attention of the County Court
of Prince George county since Thursday
last. The legal proceedings pending in
these several cases have for their object the
condensation of the privilege of erecting
telegraph poles and other necessary struct
ures of a telegraph line along the roadway
of the railroad company, and is hotly con
tested by the railroad company and by the
Western Union Telegraph Company, the
latter company having this privilege under
contract between it and the Norfolk and
Western Railroad Company.
In the Prince George case, all of the
rulings of Judge Rives up to this time have
been favorable to the plaintiff, and.the de
fendant has taken bills of exceptions in
each, with a view to an appeal.
Horrible Deed of a Drunken Negro Father
. ' ia North Carolina.
CnABLOTTE, N. C, July 16. News is
received here to-night of the terrible deed of
a negro father in Rutherford county, a
man named Amos Gregory, who has living
four children two boys and two girls. To
day Gregory got beastly drunk, for some
cause or other, and began whipping his
children with keen hickory switches. The
children screamed and ran out of the house,
with their father in swift pursuit. Some of
them he knocked senseless with stones, and
others he caught and brought blood from
their hides with the switches. Gregory's
wife rushed to the rescue, and for some time
all were pitted against the old man in hot
Neighbors, hearing the screams, came on
the scene aud quelled the row. All four
children were badly hurt, and .three may
prove fatal. The old man and his wifewere
also badly used up. Reports say there is
much indignation among the negroes, and
rope may be called into service.
nnd Mrs. Kendall Sent to Stnr America
With Aristocratic Blesslnes.
LONDON, July 16. A banquet was given
this evening in honor of Mr. and Mrs.
Kendall, who are abont to depart on an
American tour. Mr. Joseph Chamberlain
presided. Among the distinguished com
pany present were Lord Powton, Lord
Londesborougb, Lord and Lady Ardilaun,
Sir Charles and Lady Russell, the Mar
chioness of "Waterford, Sir Morell and Lady
Mackenzie, Mrs. Joseph Chamberlain, and
most of the leading artists of the London
Mr. Chamberlain; in offering a toast to
Mr. and Mrs. Kendall, bespoke for them
from his American kinsmen a gratify ingre
ception, promising in return a presentation
of characters of the highest artistic merit
known on the English stage. Mrs. Kendall,
in acknowledging a present of a splendid
diamond star, expressed herself as sanguine
of the result of the venture, the Americans
having exalted canons of artistic taste, com
bined with kindliness toward artists.
Three Yonnc Girls Drowned.
Paola, Kan., July 16. Addie and Kate
Gordon and Myrtle Cranby, ranging in age
from 11 to 14 years, were drowned in the
river near here, while bathing, to-day. The
current carried them. beyond their depth and
iney couiu.uuv mum.
With the Heads of the Mammoth Eail
road Systems, Who Are After
The Detective Who Uisled Martin Irons
and Got Him Disgraced
Eow Amos; Worklnrmen Bare to Fallow His
Introduction Into Oiflce.
Detective Furlong, who made himself so
odious to the workingmen and their friends
during the Southwest railroad strike,it is now
said, is to be shoved into a fat Government
position by the influence of the railroads,
despite the fact that Knights of Labor all
over the country protest against it. Such
an appointment would be sure to raise a
chorus of indignation.
Washington, July 16. It is rumored
that Detective "Tom" Furlong is to be ap
pointed this week to the position now occu
pied by Mr. Bell, Chief of the Bureau of the
Secret Service of the Treasury Department,
and if that be true it will raise one of the
biggest rows among the working people and
against the Republican party that has been
known for some time.
If every one does not know, at least eyety
workingman is aware of the fact, that Fur
long was mainly instrumental in defeating
the great strike of the employes of the Gould
system of railroads three years ago, and in
ruining Martin Irons, the Master Workman
of the Knights of Labor of that district.
He connived at the drunkenness of Martin
Irons, which destroyed his efficiency as a
leader, and it wa through his instrumental
ity that Irons was induced to tap the wjres
of the system, for which Irons would have
been imprisoned had it not been for the dis
covery that Furlong was as deep in the mire
as Irons was in the mud.
The history of the conduct of Furlong has
been detailed in every assembly of the
Knights of Labor in the country, and there
to the workingmen than he. Furlong ha3
been here since March, burrowing in every
possible way for the place of Chief Bell. He
went so far as' to call at the office of the
Chief, to look upon the rooms in which he
expected soon to be' domiciled, and while
there indiscreetly let slip the remark that
one of his principle objects in lite was to
"down the Knights of Labor."
Such a remark was not necessary, how
ever, to rouse the Knights to arms against
him. His connection with the Missouri
Pacific strike was enough. Resolutions in
many of the assemblies have heen adopted
in opposition to his appointment, many
prominent labor champions have protested
in person, and among these is Mr. Powder
ly, the General Master Workman ot the
Mr. Powderly told the Secretary of the
Treasury that, if necessary he will have res
olutions adopted in every assembly of the
order, but the Secretary answered that there
was no need to go further, as the assurance
that Furlong was specially obnoxious to the
working people was sufficient to defeat him.
It is learned from a semi-official source,
however, that the railroads have brought
tremendous influence to bear in favor of the
appointment, and that it is not by any
means impossible.
Another applicant for the place is Mr.
Frank Erskine, of St. Lonis, chief of the
detectives of the St Louis and San Fran
cisco Railroad, who has also made himself
particularly obnoxious to the working peo
ple. It seems to be a determination of the
railroad kings, for some reason, to secure
the appointment of one of their leading de
tectives to this office.
Ex-Chief Brooks, the predecessor of Chief
Bell, is also a candidate for the position,
but, though he is the youngest old man in
the city, it is thought that his age will pre
vent his reappointment, notwithstanding his
great record, extending over a period of a
quarter of a century. Since he resigned to
give place to Bell, about two years ago, Mr.
Brooks has for much of the time been a de
tective for the discovery of shoplifters at
Woodward & Lothrop's, one ot" the creat
fashionable drygoods establishments of the
As the office is not viewed as a political
one, it is the hope of the working people, ns
well as many others who recognize the effi
ciency of Chief Bell, that he will be re
tained. The salary of the office is 53,500 per
A Hot of 1"1 Prevented From Donning;
Away With n Girl of the Snmo Age.
Chicago, July 16. Edith May Kent
ley, the 14-year-old stepdaughter of harsh
and ugly A. C. Kcntley, tried to elope to
day with John Throop.a youth of about her
own age. Edith has been subjected for over
two years to the brutal treatment of her
stepfather, an has confided all her woes
to her young lover. Throop" resented
the treatment imposed upon his sweetheart,
as far as he daredand it was the intention
of the young couple to be married as soon as
the young fellow could sunpot a wife.
Edith's mother became ill and was removed
to a hospital, The girl was left alone with
her stepfather, who became mora harsh than
ever in. his treatment of her. This decided
the matter, and the young pair decided to
.Throop took the girl to a Westside board
ing bouse, and then returned to tjie city to
obtain money to take them to Kansas Citv.
He obtained $20 from a friend of his father's,
telling him oi his plans. They were com
municated in some way to thegirl's parents,
and the police were notified. The young
people were caught at their hiding place,
just as they were preparing to leave the city,
and were landed in separate police stations.
The girl is accused by her stepfather of
stealing her mother's clothing, rata the boy
is in trouble over the money he obtained.
Tbey will have a hearing before a justice' in
the morning.
Mr. Eugene. Bisbee, n Baltlmorean, Married
to a Pretty Chorus Girl
Washington, July 16. Quite a little
romance was concluded to-day by the mar
riage at the fashidnable church of St. John,
of Mr. Eugene Bisbee, a well-to-do young
man of Baltimore, and Miss Evelyn Math
ews, a pretty chorus girl of the Thompson
Opera Company, now playing a summer en
gagement at the National Theater. Mr.
Bisbee became infatuated with the young
lady when she was in Baltimore, some
mouths ago, with the Casino Company. He
sought an introduction.. The two were
mutually attracted, and this week the young
Baltimoreanicame to this city and insisted
on a marriage.
Miss Matthews has been quite successful
on -the stage, and though she is married, says
she has not yet decided whether ,she will
abandon her protessMB, , . - j
truly tho
Of Atlantic Steamers to be Unlit Eight
Boats to Cost 810,000,000 En
eland's SoTcreisnty of "the
t Sen to be Disputed.
New Yobk, July 16. Austin Corbin.Jof
the Reading xoad, has. bought 3,200 acres of
land and water frontat Montauk, L. I., for
a landing place for his new proposed steam
ship line. It is also reported that the Rapid
Transit Steamship Company, of which Mr.
Corbin is President, will proceed to build
eight steamships to do service on the route
from Fort Pond Bay to Milford Haven, in
Wales. The undertaking has been in con
templation for some time, and the possibility
of its construction has often been asserted
and as frequently denied. A member of
the Maritime Exchange says:
I have it from headquarters that a stock
company is at the present moment forming and
that before many days have passed it will have
been incorporated with a capital stock of, J101
000,000. It is impossible to say to wbom the
honor of building the first American steamship
will be given. A number of prominent builders
are after the contract. The first steamship will
be turned out in about two years from the pres
ent date. There are to be for the trial of
American fortunes on the seas eight ships in all.
Of course, if the venturo is successful, there
will be more ships added to the fleet until there
are enough to establish branches, as the En
glish bare, in all parts of the world. The eight
steamships will cost by themselves a fortune.
Each one will cost the company nearly S1.2.V),
000. the total being, for the eight ships, nearly
$10,000,000. The eight steamships will be float
ing palaces, equal in accommodation to the
famous Parisian hotels, and fitted np with every
comfort and convenience that art and Ameri
can skill can devise for the use of travelers.
Mr. Corbin says that the docks that will
be erected at Montauk Point will equal
those of Livemool and that a magnificent
L-new dry dock will be built that will equal
r.i : i. . a-j -a ti.:i.. jl
me uuo now ueiug couaiructuu at iuuaucj-
phia. In addition to all this the new line
and its new landing place will necessitate
the construction of a new Custom House
and of a barge office at Montauk Point.
By landing at Montauk Point the journey
from" Europe will be 12 to 24 hours shorter
than the present route to New York.
A dispatch from Philadelphia says that
Austin Corbin has been in that city all day
looking after the projected new terminal for
the' Reading tRailroad. To-night he was
shown a copy of a dispatch about his pur
chase of 3,000 acres of land at Montauk
Point for a new'steamship line, but declined
to be interviewed. He -said that- any such
publication was premature, and that as soon
as the plans for the new line were perfected
he would be willing and glad. to talk about
it at length. '
Jr. O. V. A. M. .Receive 9,000 New
members Dnrlns; the Year.
Habbisbubo, July 16. About 3,000
Junior American Mechanics participated
in the parade af the order in this city to-day.
Dr. Harris Stites, of this city, was Chief
Marshal, and C. P. Lang, of Allegheny,
Chief of StafC Ihe third division was mar
shalled by Stephen Collins, of Pittsburg,
who will to-morrow be ejected State "Vice
Councillor. Jose Morris was Chief of Staff;
Assistant Chief, of Staff, H. C. Young;
Color Bearer, Harry Kalkoff; Adjutant, E.
Gordon, Jr.;Aids, C. E. Sucnoff. G. B.
Snyder, Horace It. Mentzes, S. Trenk, W.
J. Fix, James Kirkwood, S. A. Bickford,
G. M. Murphy. The Allegheny council in
this division numbered 63 men, and follow
ing it was a Pittsburg delegation of COO men.
This evening James T. Long lectured in
the ri House on the principal battle,
scenes at Gettysburg and showed the visit
ing Juniors'about 300 views.
To-morrow an excursion train will run
to Gettysburg for the accommodation of
members of the order. On Thursday even
ing the American, Comedy Company, com
posed of members of the order from Johns
town, will give an entertainment at the)
Opera House, the proceeds of which will go
towards fixing up their council room which
was destroyed by the great flood.
The order of Junior American Mechanics
received about 9,000 net accessions last
year. Eighty councils were chartered. The
money in the treasury of the various coun
cils in the State is $309,532 67.
A Girl's Wedding Portion Stolen and Her
Marriage Thereby Postponed.
New Yobk, July 16. Rose Behrns. who
works in a restaurant in Monticello street,
Jersey City, complained at the police head
quarters to-day that she had been robbed of
$460 in a Third avenue horse car. She was
to have been married to-day, she said,'
and on Monday she gavo up "her
place, came over to New York,
and drew her savings from the Bowery
Bank. She put the money in a hand satche'l
and boarded a Third avenue car. A young
man who had seen her get the money fol
lowed her into the car. She put the satchel
on the seat beside her. Presently she missed
it, and saw the young man getting off the
car with the satchel in his hand. Before
she could stop the car the thief had disap
peared. It is supposed that Miss -Behrns' mind
was occupied with her wedding, and that
she paid no particular attention to the safety
of her valise. She said that she could
identify the robber. Sergeant Bird seht'two
detectives out with her. Her wedding has
been postponed.
Only Three of the Crew of the Edith Emery
Arrive With Her In Boston.
Boston, July 16. The fishing schooner
Edith Emery, Captain Patrick Sullivan,
arrived to-day with only three of her crew
of 19 men. Sunday morning when the
Emery was only 70 miles off Highland
Light the missing men set out in dories to
tend their owls. The weather was very
thick and the tog became so heavy
as to shut out all sight of the men.
A search was kept up until Monday
afternoon, foghorns being blown and as
much noise made as possible to attract their
attention, but nothing could be seen or
heard of the men. The Captain is nearlv
distracted over theloss of the men, although
he believes they have been picked up by a
passing vessel, as fishing vessels were nu
merous at the point where they were lost.
The wind was not blowing heavily, and he
sees no reason for lear of capsizing, even
should the men drift 48 hours before being
picked up. All but two of the crew are
married and hare large families.
More Talk Than Baslaess la the Conven
tion Meeting Yesterday.
Bisiiabck, July 16. The , taxation of
railroads continues the principal fopic before
the convention. It is proposed to
make the State officials a board to assess
them, the rate of assessment to be not less
than $3,000, nor more than 7,000 a mile.
The protection of public lands for
school purposes is one thing the convention
is united on. The committees from North
and.South. Dakota to divide the present debt
hive commenced their joint sittings. The
Chairman of each alternates in presiding.
In the Montana convention equal suffrage
was reported adversely. The Washington
convention provided for a supreme court
and twelve district courts. The South
Dakota convention was practically idle. ,
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Who has a good article to sell, ana woo aer
tisaa vHroroonly and liberally. Advertising Is.
r trade. All enterprising And
Srs succeed.
Were Wv.at Prolonged the Big
Convention of Window -Glass
Prom the Presidency of the Associa
n tioD, But Reconsidered.
Deccntrnllzntlon Wns Carried, bat He
Wonlda't Havo It The Council to bo,
Half Appointive, ns Heretofore Cot
ters' Wages Caase a. Flcht That Lasts
a Day and a Half So Change In Them
More Fiatteners Mnst be Hired Tho
Tank Furnaco Gets the Best of It Ko
Insurance Feature Ready An Ap
prentice Tangle Some Very Hot Reso
lutions. There has evidently been trouble in' the
Window Glass Workers' Convention. Some
of it has been kept absolutely secret for a,
week. But it's out now. President Camp
bell resigned, on an adverse vote, but re
considered after the vote had likewise
been reconsidered. Decentralization's fail
ure, cutters' wages, the edict for more fiat
teners, the tank furnace's victory, the in
surance and apprenticeship hitches and
some fearfully hot resolutions make inter
esting reading.
Something unprecedented in the history
of the Window Glass Workers' Association
of America has just occurred and is yet
occurring. Never before since its organiza
tion has one of v its general conventions
lasted for a period -of more than one week.
This special conyention began on Tuesday
of last weeK, and cannot possibly conclnde
or finish its work before Thursday of the
present week. Its many delegates, under
large expense while remaining in Pitts
burg, have not prolonged their stay in this
city to one-third longer than the usual
duration of a convention", for any ordinary
trifling circumstance, or combination of cir
cumstances. "But," the questioning reader may here
interject, "all has seemed exceedingly
harmonious on the surface of the conven
tion; can it be that matters of great moment
matters somewhat sensational have been
going on beneath the surface, to have us
prolonged or complicated matters?"
It can.
"Then what was, or is, the matter?"
Several things. Before proceeding to
narrate them, however, or as much of them
as can br persistent, quiet inquiry, be
bbotjcht to the sueface,
it maybe well to state a patent fact or two,
so that there shall be no misunderstanding
or the possibility of it. In nearly all the news
published about the recent importation of
foreign glass blowers, The Dispatch has
found it difficult to get at more than
the one side of tho matter which
officials of the Window Glass Workers' Asso
ciation have chosen to disclose. In giving re
ports of their convention, down to date, a like
condition has prevailed. That important and
more or less stirring proceedings of the con
vention have been withheld from the Pittsburs
reporters, however, goes without saying; first,
because this great American convention of
workers in an industry of matrnttnde Is and
has been a secret one, and secondly, because
there were, evidently, matters transpiring
which the managers of the association did no
desire to have publicly Known. Let It be under
stood, therefore, that the publication
of some trade secrets, as tbey appear
below, is undertaken without animus, and
simply for tho sake of giving important news
which has hitherto been kept a secret: All
that the Press Committee of the association
has thus far seen fit to give reporters has
shown tbo drift of the convention to have
been entirely harmonious and without a break,
and tho Press Committee fairly represented
the dominant or major faction. But that there
was another, and at times quite a significant
faction, constituting, it is true, the ultimata
minority of the convention, is a simple matter
of news which may be given for the informa
tion ot thqusands of newspaper readers who
have been led to believe the exact reverse.
President James Campbell, It is stated, re
slgnet his seat in the convention about the
middle of last week. And thereby bangs a
All the national and international fuss abont
the importation of those foreign glass blowers
found its way to the eyes, ears and brains of
the window glass workers throughout the
country. As a consequence, it is stated and .
upon undoubted authority that there was in
the Window Glass Workers' Association quite
a concerted and general movement In favor of
decentralization: in other words, to distribute
more widely the authority now and in the past
vested in the President and Council of the
organization. That movement came to a head
last Wednesday or Thursday in the
Introduction not only, but tho nassace by a
(dear majority, of a resolution providing that,
instead of the President having authority to
appoint four of the eight memDers ot tne council
(and inevitably to control one or more of tho
other four elected members), and instead
of the Council having power to appoint the as
sociation's Secretary, that both tho entire
Council and the Secretary be made elective
The day after this more or less revolutionary
resolution had been adopted. President Camp
bell, it is stated, vacated his seat as President
of the convention, took his place among
tho plain delegates, and refused to re
turn to the cbalr until per
suaded by friends, wbo assured him
that the association, rather than lose his ser
vices, would reconsider the vote and leave the
Council and the Seeretaiy both nracucally
under his control, as thev are and hare been
for some time. Reconsiderations, as indicated,
took place on both sides, and the Council will
consist, as it has heretofore, of two gatherers,
two blowers, two fiatteners and two cutters,
one-halt of- them appointed by the President
and tho other .half elected by the members.
The resolution to hereafter elect the associa
tion's Secretary by popular vote"was. as a
matter of course, squelched likewise, after the
action noted above. That all this could be
done without heated discussion and lively
scenes, however, was impossible.
To the general public, perhaps, the above
facts will be more interesting than will the
news that follows; but, to the window glass
worker, and all who caro to observe the
changes in this important department of indus
try, the aDove may be considered only as an in
troduction to equally important facts, narrated
A resolution was introduced to change the
cntter's wages, so that, instead of his being
paid by the box. he be remunerated according
to the quality as well as the quantity ot glass
handled. It was contended by those favoring
tbls resolution, that its passage would
accrue to tbe advantage ot the
blower, Eatherer and nattener. be
tween all of whom and tho manufacturer the
cutter now stands. ,Xhe chanee would make it
an inducement for tbe cutter to look to tbe
highest quality and get out of it the largest
possible panes of glass consistent with quality
and orders an obvious advantage to the blower
of from 63 cents to more than J8 1 box Instead
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