Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, October 01, 1889, Image 1

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THE DISPATCH I the ben advertising
medlara in Western Pennsylvania. Try It.
Casts Several of Its Most Por
tentous Shadows Be
fore the Storm.
With Senators and Congressmen, on
What They Anticipate.
Senator Wade Hampton Would Send All the
Negroes to Mexico Breckinridge, tf
Arlnmna, on Civil Service and Election
Bills Anderson Thinks the Tresis Will
Catch It Bntterworth Wants to Absorb
Canada A Trip Abroad Doesn't Change
TariffVicws Yoder, of Ohio, is tted Hot
Acaiost Keiferizine the House Hnrd,
f Itllssonri, and McCrcary, of Kentucky,
Speak Oat.
Congressmen begin to congregate in
"Washington. Eight of them were inter
Tiewed yesterday and the day before, for
The Dispatch. In forecasting their sep
arate and individual views of what is on
the programme, they agree wonderfully on
one point. All of them particularly the
Southerners expect a long struggle over
the organization of the House. They say
they won't submit to any monkeying with
the rules or any Keiferization of Congress.
Each one talks instructively.
"Washington, September 30. The re
turn of Harrison to the "White House has
brought a good many Senators and Con
gressmen back to 'Washington. Their views,
which follow, give a pretty good idea of the
foremost legislation that may be expected
this winter:
"My position in regard to the colonization
of the negroes," said Senator "Wade Hamp
ton, of South Carolina, to-day, "has been
misinterpreted by numbers of people, who
think that I am in iavor of using force to
get them out of the country. In con
sequence of this misinterpretation, I have
recently received scores of letters, most of
them anonymous, oi an exceedingly abusive
and- denunciatory character. I never said
a word about forcing the negroes away.
There is no doubt in my mind, though, that
, it would be better for the South, better for
the negro, and better for the whole country,
if the 'darkies' could be put by themselves.
General Grant favored something of this
kind when he advocated the purchase of
some of the western islands. .For myself, I
would favor a bill giving governmental aid
to the removal and settlement of those
willing to emigrate. Then the negroes
would have an opportunity of seeing what
they could do for themselves in the way of
"Would one of the "Western Territories
"It would be better to have them go to
Mexico or one of the coast islands."
"While the race conflict in the South has
been exaggerated,"continued Senator Hamp
ton, "there is no doubt that the negro is
growing restless and dissatisfied. The young
negroes are not so thrifty as the old were
and the education they are receiving is un
fitting them to be laborers. The presence of
the negro is also keeping desirable white
immigration from the South. Taken alto
gether if something is not done to avert it,
the friction between the two races must
sooner or later end in bloodshed and loss of
''One of the most interesting questions to
Sonthern members is whether the Republic
ans in the coming Congress will try to pass
a national election law. It can't be done.
If the Republicans aim to change the rules
so as to deprive the minority of their rights,
the m.notity will resort to the same tactics
to prevent a change of the rules as they
otherwise would resort to to defeat a meas
ure to which they are unalterably opposed."
"The South," Senator Hampton said, "is
destined to become great as a manufactur
ing section, but it does not need protection
for its "infant industries." In coarse fabrics
South Carolina is already underselling the
cotton mills of Lowell. The reason why
the South must become the great manufact
uring section of the "United States is quite
evident. Our climate enables us to work 12
months in the year. Labor is cheaper and
the cotton is grown right on' the ground.
These inducements are bound to bring capi
tal to us. Then, in regard to iron, it we can
produce that at $11 per ton, as is done, we
nave no need for protection. The South has
superior natural advantages, and whatever
protection the Government levies simply
helps to keep up the competition in the
Congressman C. B, Breckinbridge, of
Arkansas, said: "I have always believed in
giving a fair trial to the theory of Civil
Service reform we have adopted. I think
the term 'civil service reformer is a pretty
broad and comprehensive one, and covers
people of a great variety of views.
"I have always called myself a civil
service reformer, though differing radically
Jrom many other civil service reformers. I
believe in making such changes in the law
as experience may dictate and practice has
shown what is needed. I dare say there are
many abuses and things that need to be cor
rected." "How about the passage of an election
bill and the revival of the race question?"
"The people who make the most fuss
about the race question are the people who
understand the leastabout it. The electoral
bill will have no more to do with the race
question than it will have to do with the
Chinese question. I judge by what is said
by prominent men in public that there will
be some legislation at the next session of
the character of an electoral bill. The
South will have no mere interest in the bill
than the Korth, and a bill that is bad in its
scope will be no more objectionable there
than in the North.
We Already haw a great deal of legisla
tion in force relating to Federal elections.
A great many people seem to think that
there is no law on the statute books relating
to Federal elections; but there is scarcely
any offense that can be conceived of that the
Federal Congress doesn't have jurisdiction
over, and doesn't come immediately under
the eye of the supervisors, and such laws
can hardly be more stringent without going
behind the Constitution of the United
States, in which event they would be a
nullity, and would be so declared.
"Those who agitate this subject build
their theories upon the hypothesis that there
is a general and comprehensive falsification
of the negro vote in the South. That is
false, utterly false, and therefore the South
has no concern in such legislation. If the
country wants to take the details of elections
under immediate Federal supervision and
try the experiment, I am inclined to think
that those who are making so much iuss
about the election bill will be surprised at
the cordial support they will have from the
South. "We don't care any more about the
effects of such a law than they do."
Representative Anderson, of Kansas,
said: "I think it very likely the authors
of the present Civil Service law will desire
its further amendment, and that they will
act accordingly. Doubtless its opponents
vill desire its repeal, so that amendments
of. every possible description will be offered,
and doubtless some legislation secured."
"Do you think the present method of en
forcing the law is calculated to produce the
effect its Cramers desired?"
"My observation of the present working
of the law leads me to believe that the
-methods of its enforcement -now in vogue
wore great injustice in many cases, ana are
far from securing the objects of the law to
the extent which its friends desire. For
example, the practical tendency is to give
lite positions to certain citizens as against
other citizens. The extreme tenure of the
highest office under our Government that
of the President is eight years, and it is
somewhat difficult to see why clerical posi-.
tions in the departments 'should have a
greater tenure than that of the President
and his Cabinet. The spirit of our institu
tions is against exclusive benefits to one
class and against lifelong holdinir of office.
I only mention this as an instance of what
seems to me a defect in the present law; but,
of course, others will see other points on
which they will desire amendments."
"Will any legislation be attempted at the
next session on the subject of trusts?"
"Beyond all doubt there will. Many
efforts will be made to protect the people
against the greatest danger now threatening
their prosperity. In what particular form
the legislation will be presented, no one
can now say. But the epidemic of con
trolling each class of businessby some
trust, which has raged and is raging in the
United States to a wholly unprecedented
degree, will inevitably and inexorably com
pel Congress to di'cuss and act upon that
question. In view ot the power of trusts
and their interests in drafting legislation,
no one can say what the result will be."
Representative Ben Butterworth has now
settled down to hard work after his Euro-.
pean trip. He was seen by a reporter
to-day and asked if he would make an effort
during the coming session of Congress to a
closer relationship between Canada and the
United States, as desired by his resolution
introduced in the House last winter. He
"I shall always endeavor to secure a
closer relationship between the two branches
of the English speaking family on this con
tinent in the interest of larger opportunities
and progressive civilization. "What will be
done this winter in the matter of extending
our trade with Canada, I do not know. I
am earnestly in favor, and always shall be,
of an unrestricted trade with Canada, abso
lutely unrestricted commercial intercourse
between the people of the two countries."
"Have you any way ot judging whether
the Canadians look more or less favorably on
the proposition to annex their territory to
the United States?"
"I do not know how the Canadian people
feel about that I have felt tbenecessity
for the people of the two countries to come
nearer together for some time. Our own
advantage suggests that which is as appar
ent as the advantage it will be to Canada.
It is simply a question as to when the peo
ple on both sides of the line will come to
realize that their interests will require closer
relations. I shall introduce a bill in the
next Congress looking to closer commercial
relations. I have no doubt but that the
majority of our Canadians favor the estab
lishment of unrestricted commercial inter
course. Beyond that I am not advised."
"Will the race question be a live issue
this winter?"
"A race question that cannot solve itself
when let absolutely alone is likely to be a
problem not capable ot solution by legisla
"You have had a very satisfactory trip
"It was a very hurried trip a lively gal
lop, in fact, but in the lieht of my reading
the places visited were lull of interest, and
such a trip is calculated to either broaden
one's views or confirm one's convictions on
certain subjects."
"Have your ideas on the subject of the
tariff been at all influenced by what you
have seen?"
"Not in the slightest degree. I found that
my information in many respects was incor
rect, but I am thoroughly satisfied that the
protective system is a wise, philosophical,
and humane one confined to its proper func
tions. It is in the interest of our country
and every other country.
"I do not find, however, a trace of that
pauper labor and wretchedness in Germany
that I have of'en described with touching
earnestness. That is all insufferable rot.
The German people are a wonderful people.
Tbeyare strong mentally, and those qualities
are combined with candor and courage and in
dustrial economy, I didn't see a weed or loafer
in Germany. 1 didn't see a drunken man In
Germany. I heard more music and saw more
flowers In one town ot that country than I aid
in all of Italy, which is supposed to be the land
of flowers. The German soil is thin and poor,
and, with abridged opportunities, the Germans
accomplish what they do by herculean effort.
They are a wonderful people."
Congressman Yoder, of Ohio, when interro
gated, said: "An attempt will be make to pass
an election bill. I didn't think so until re
cently. Senator Sherman's views, published
within the oast few da vs. convince me of this.
Then the Republican party in New York and
Massachusetts both urge such action. I
see that Sherman recently said that the repre
sentation of the colored people in the South
had been raised from three-fifths to five-fifths,
and he thought they should have it or the rep
resentation of the Sonth should be reduced."
"What do you think of such a blllf
"I think it wonid be a subversion of the
principles of the Government to pass It The
first attempt in this direction will be made
when Congress meets in an effort to change the
roles so that the Republicans will be enabled
to turn out 18 Democrats, and do business
without a quorum present. In other words,
their majority will be so small that they will
make an effort to change the rules that they
may work readily whether they have a quorum
or not, But if they undertake toKeiferize
this Congress they will have a big contract on
their hands." There will also be an attempt to
abolish the internal revenue, for the abolition
of which the Republican party Is pledged.
They would abolish the entire internal
revenue tax before sacrificing the least
in ,the way of the customs duty. I
don't think they will accomplish their purposes,
however. My idea is that the tax sbould first
be taken off the necessities of life, and that
raw material should be furnished as cheaply
as possible to stimulate manufactories The
tax on alcohol and tobacco I consider the
least odious. I would favor haviDg cheaper
blankets, cheaper tin buckets, before cheapen
ing whiskv and tobacco."
"How about the civil servicer"
"An attempt will be made to refuse appro
priation for it and my ideals, that it may as
well be repealed."
'What will the Democrats do if the Repub
w ir-crmu aiiuA.
vflHB ' .vfcTO
- s vt. . r MtSTC-i r
ft mmm
licans try to give the seats in the contested
cases to RepublicansT"
"Well, if any attempt to Kelfenze the House
very little business will tB transacted outside
of passing the appropriation bill. The Demo
crats will stand out for their rights to the
"I don't see any form that legislative action
could take on that subject," said Rcpresenta
ilve Hurd, of Missouri, when asked if he
thought the race question wonld come before
Congress. "The House is so evenly balanced
that should such a measure be introduced it
would at once become a partisan question the
moment It approached Congress. I think there
Is likely to be some controversy on the race
question, bnt if that is the case it will crow out
of the attempt on the part ot the majority to
pass some sort of election bilL"
"How aboat civil service?"
"The objectors to that commission have now
been transferred from one party to another be
cau'8 of the change of the administration.
When the Democrats were in possession of the
Saces the complaints came from that side,
y judgment is that there will be no legisla
tion accomplished in the present Congress re
lating to the civil service. I don't believe it is
practicable to make any change In the civil
service law without a good deal of noise."
,'Wjll there be any Important new legisla
tion T"
"My idea ts that there will be very little, and
that. I think, is the general impression among
Congressmen. Very few, if anypeonle, expect
any material change In the tariff law. There
will probably be an effort to repeal, in part or
in whole, the internal revenue law. How tbat
contest will come out nobody can tell. It will
probably be a very close question. So far as I
am concerned 1 am opposed to it. I don't think
anyone expects a change in the tariff."
Congressman J. M. Farqubar. of Buffalo, Is a
strong advocate of Reed for Speaker. "Who
will be the leader of the Republican side of the
Chamber if Reed is made Speaker?" he was
"The majority doesn't need any leader,"
was the reply. "There are 15 committees,
and thehairman of each of these is expected
to be fully prepared to defend whatever comes
from his committee. The Democrats had no
leader in the last Congress. The mostim
portanttblng that Congress onght to do dur
ing the next session, in addition to eleeting
Mr. Reed as Speaker, would be to pass the
bill eivine a snbsldv to American shins."
"If I could have my wav about the adjust
ment of the tariff," Mr. Farquhar added, "I
would dispose of It in Very short oraer. My
bill wouldn't be more than six or eight pages
long. I would repeal the Internal revenue,
that is the tax on tobacco, except cigars and
cigarettes, at any rate."
Representative James B. McCreary, of Ken
tucky, said: "In giving opinions remember
that I speak, only for myself. If the Repub
licans attempt to commit arbitrary, unjust and
oppressive acts, the Democrats should fiirht
them to the uttermost and oppose every parlia
mentary obstacle to their attempts. It, they
are liberal and just we will meet them half way.
If they are not our opposition should extend
so far as to prevent the consideration of appro
priation bills and other important legislation
rather than submit and allow the majority to
ride rough-shod over us. Then let the odium
and responsibility rest on their shoulders."
"What would be considered the first overt
act of hostility and oppression?"
"An attempt to revise the rules of the last
House, and impose on the minority an arbitrary
and tyrannical code. It is customary for a
member of the majority to more that the rules
of the preceding House be adopted until other
wise ordered by the House. I have looked the
matter np for 19 years, and find that the prece
dent has not been broken. As soon as possible
1 will traoe the precedent back to its beginning.
If the majority fails to present this resolution
and proceeds under general parliamentary
rules, or limits the rulesof tbeprecedlngHouse
to a fixed date. It will be proof that they Intend
to revise the rules. I do not object to certain
revisions, but I do object to any revision which
will give the Republican majority power to
oppress the Democratic minority. The minority
has richts. and I repeat, if the majority at
tempts to unseat Democrats who are fairly and
legally elected we will fight them with every
parliamentary weapon."
"Do you anticipate a vigorous policy by the,
maturity!" - --1
"If thp Republicans are sagacious they win
rot-attempt it.. At best they can have only
three over a quorum, and will be nnable to ac
complish anything without Democratic aid. 1
hope they will he wise enough to adopt a mod
erate course."
"Will Speaker Carlisle be the minority can
didate for Speaker."
"I judgehewilL He deserves it"
"What do you think the best policy for the
Democrats to pursue as regards party manage
ment in Congress?"
"The caucus plan has the most merits. It
al.ows a full and free discussion ot measures,
and is far better than management by a com
mittee. That plan was tried in the Fiftieth
Congress, but was a failure. I saw it tried
twice in the Kentucky Legislature with like
result. It doesn't work well. The caucus
affords the most representative system of man
agement. I think that Mr, Carlisle will be
elected chairman of the caucus to succeed the
late Representative Cox."
"What leeislation will be most objectionable
to the Democrats?"
The Sherman or Chandler Federal election
bills, I have examined them carefully, and
know that they are designed to disturb the
peaceful relations which now exist in the
Sonth. Except in Congressional elections we
sun noia to me viva voce system oi voting In
Kentucky. A man walks up to the polls, is
identified, and declares his preference. lie
names his candidates, or else says, 'I vote the
Republican ticket,' or "I vote the Democratic
ticket' and the Democratic and Republican
judces of elections record his ballot. It works
admirably in Kentucky, and cultivates a spirit
of independence and equality. We do not
want that svstem disturbed."
"How is politics in Kentucky?"
"The Democrats carried the State at the last
election by over 30,900, and won a substantial
victory, though the Republicans had been
claiming the State. Kentucky was the first
State to go Democratic after the war, and the
first State to send a solid Democratic delega
tion to Congress. The Democrats are united,
sanguine and solid for tariff reform. They are
also satisfied with Mr. Cleveland's administra
The President Wants Him to Wheel West
Virginia Into Line.
"Washington, September 30. The
President's new "slate" as now understood,
does not put Secretary Tracy into Mr. Mil
ler's place, when the latter ascends the Su
preme bench, but makes General Golf, the
defeated candidate for Governor, of "West
Virginia, the Attorney General. The De
partment of Justice has an immense amount
of powerful political machinery, and Mr.
Miller will never be able to handle it suc
cessfully, being nothing ot a practical
politician. Mr. Gofi is thoroughly trained
in politics, and widely popular in the
The President's idea is that Mr. Goff
could so arrange .things as to steer "West
Virginia, and possibly some other Southern
State into the Republican column in 1892.
This would satisfy a pet scheme of his for
makine Republican supremacy sure- with
out placing iurther dependence on New
York, or West Virginia's six electoral
votes would do the business at a pinch, he
Imported Theatrical Scenery nnd Costumes
Must Now Pay Duty.
Botson, September 30. A decision of
the Treasury Department reached Boston
to-day in regard to the importation of thea
trical scenery, costumes, etc., always looKed
upon as tools of trade. Wilson Barrett had
with him 310 tons of paraphernelia. The
Cunard steamer Cephalonia landed the first
installment to-day.
In spite of the custom of the department
for the past three years, in considering thea
trical effects as "tools of trade," Collector
Saltonstall was this morning instructed by
a telegram from Washington to assess duties
on all that was dutiable of this importation
by the Barrett Company.
Couahl Cold While Chopping.
London, September 30. Mr. Gladstone
has a slight cold, the result of becoming
overheated while felling a iree on Saturday.'
He is confined to his room.
Dalzell Widens the Pension Breach
by Alluding to Lies.
Prom Him, Unless Harrison, Sherman or
Taylor Impugn Him.
Campbell, of Kansas, is Not Kelished by the President
for the Place.
.Private Dalzell takes nothing back.
Neither will he sell the Harrison, Sherman
and Taylor letters bearing on the promises J
of his preferment lor a deputyship. The.
pension office is reported to be in a chaotio"
state. Harrison doesn't -want to appoint
Campbell. Hartranft may get it
Caldwell, O., September 30. Private
Dalzell having intimated that original an- J
tograph letters from President HamsoD,'
Corporal Tanner, Senator Sherman and
Congressman Taylor corroborate his allega-j
tion that the Deputyship of Pensions was
expressly promised to him, la Western editor
to-day made the Private a liberal offer in
cash for the whole batch, with a view to
publication. The Private's reply was
characteristic, and reads as follows:
I will not pretend to feel any indignation at
the offer made by you as a business proposi
tion solely, of course, nor shall I resent it as an
insult as many a saintly sinner would. Grant
and Sherman both in their extremity sold alU
their correspondence for good money, and saw
no harm in it if it affected any public Interest
or settled any historic question. Still theso
letters you ask for are very sacred to me. I
would not part with them for any money. They
will not be printed while I live except upon the
demand of their authors. Ton need not smile
back and say that I printed Tanner's letter.
That looked bad. I did not like to doit It
was a necessity I could not avoid. I would
publish any letter before any man should say I
My word was called in question. Tanner's
letter vindicated me, and I was compelled to
publish It There I rest my case.
I am corroborated in every statement I have
made about Tanner and the Pension Office.
Hence these smiles.
Poor as Lazarus, I would not sell one of
honest John Sherman's letters to be made pub
lic for all the wealth of California. I have hl3
letters running back through nearly SO years
sacred possessions to me not a lie, not a
broken promise In them, though they bear
quiet testimony to the treachery, falsehood
and double dealing of at least three Presi
dents! Colonel J. D. Taylor's letters are
equally sacred and equally above all price.
I know my duty to the President or the United
States too well to commit the indecency
of publishing his private letters to me running
back through 15 years, Iihave never published
a line ot his letters or a word he said to me yet
nor will 1 do so unless he demand it My case
is concluded. The testimony in chief is all in.
If I am not contradicted I shall have nothing
to offer In rebuttal: but if I must I must lint
when I do publish these letters, I will neither
ask nor accept any money for tbem. Pormy
own scribbling, I will accept all the money tfco
editors give me, but for private lotters, calbd
out by their writers, not a-cenc,,T'fin"win'iEs.
-them lor nothing, or norat aH."" Dalzell.
As bearing upon another phase of the
same live topic treated above, the following
special telegram from Washington may be
Tend with interest
Affairs at the Pension Bureau are in any
thing but a satisfactory condition, as may be
imacined from the fact tbat business flows In
with as much rapidity when there is not a Com
missioner as when there is, and that the office
has now been for some weeks without a
responsible head. The Acting Commissioner,
Hiram Smith, Is a man who, like.Tanner, bad
his maimed bodv to recommend him to the
notice of the administration.
Corporal Tanner spends the larger part of
his time in seclusion nowadays. Chance visitors
at his home in Georgetown are kindly received,
but not encouraged to repeat their calls fre
quently. His family stands guard over him to
see that he does no more talking. In spite of
their care, however, he has once or twice
burst the bond of silence to speak his
mind about Private Dalzell. whom he
now says he regards as a greater enemy
even than Assistant Secretary Bussey.
It would make the Private's ears tingle
to be-r the Corporal launch expletives at him;
but toere is no question among Tanner's
friends here that Dalzell has killed Tanner's
chances for any desirable place under the
present administration. General Brown's for
the Pension Commissionership, and his own for
anything in anybody's gift, now and forever
It may be said, moreover, that any person
chosen for Pension Commissioner by the Presi
dent if of higher rank than a captain during
the war. will have his character thoroughly
sifted as soon as his name comes out in the
The President Unwilling as Tct to Appoint
Plnmb and Noble's Mnn From
Knnsns It Mar Be Ex
Governor Hnrlrnnft.
Washington, September 30. The tele
graphic indorsements of Private Campbell,
of Kansas, for Pension Commissioner, said
to have been sent by Governors Poraber,
Hovey, Fifer and Humphreys, added to the
personal solicitations of Senators Ingalls
and Plumb, to say nothing of the letter
which Russell A. Alger was reported to
have ot its way to the White House under
a special delivery stamp, seem to have
availed nothing.
Secretary Noble was, at last acconnts, fa
vorable to the Kansas man, but the Presi
dent still held ont He is determined to go
slow, and it is not certain that he will let
his Cabinet officers help him decide to-morrow
who shall succeed Corporal Tanner.
Senator Sherman and Congressman But
terworth called at the White House to-day,
ostensibly in the interest of Colonel Brown,
of Cincinnati; but they could get not the
slightest intimation of the President's pur
pose. If Secretary Noble has his way,
Brown is out of it already.
The stock of ex-Governor Hartranft, of
Pennsylvania, is booming to-night, and
what is supposed to be information straying
from the Executive mansion is that, if the
PennBvlvanians could all unite upon the
ex-Collector of he Port of Philadelphia, he
wonld pocket the plum.
A serious difficulty in the way of a speedy
selection oi Peusion Commissioner is the
peculiar temperament of the Secretary of
the Interior. One promising candidate goes
down alter another, because Noble insists
upon having something to say with regard
to .the management of the bureau if he
takes it
Failure for the First Nine months of 18S9
Compared With 1SSS.
New Yoek, September 30. Bradstreet'a
tables of failures for the first nine months of
J889 show the following totals, as compared
with the corresponding period last year:
Nine months, total assets and liabilities in
1889: Failures8,334; actual assets, $50,751,
994; liabilities", 5101,755,518; per cent assets
to liabilitlesCO. In 1888: Failures, 7,330;
actual asseti, $44,649,652: liabilities, 583,
941,991; per cent assets to Iiabilitieji53.L
There wire 610 iailures in atMiddle
States ip the first nine mont j hssO, and
4S0 dunni the corresponding ofl8B8.
OCTOBER 1, 1889.
Fred Douglass and Party to Sail To-Dny
A Change That Surprised the En
tire Crew Why Some of the
Shirting Occurred.
New Yobk, September 30. Another
important transferor naval officers, coinci
dent with the attempt of the Navy Depart
ment to transport Frederick Douglass to his
post as Minister to Hayti, was announced
this afternoon. Captain Edwin M. Shep
ard, of the Kearsarge, which will leave for
Port an Prince to-morrow with Mr.Douglass
on board was relieved from command
by a dispatch from Secretary Tracy, and
Captain Whiting, who had been assigned to
the Brooklyn yard, was detailed to take the
vessel on her mission. The change was a
surprise to everybody on board the Kear
sage and in the Brooklyn yard. As soon as
the message came Commander Shepard
packed his baggage and left the ship with
out informing any of his officers to what
duty hehad been assigned orsaying whether
he liad been relieved at his own request.
Mr. Douglass arrived in town from "Wash
ington early this evening. Alter dining
witn a inena he went to the navy vara, ana
his quarters on the Kearsage, which will
sail at 9 o'clock in the morning, were
promptly placed at his disposal. The Com
mander's quarters, with two large state
rooms, were assigned him, and Captain
"Whiting will find accommodations in the
wardroom, with the other officers, during
the trip. Mr. Douglass is accompanied by
his wife, a lady friend, and F. D. Bassett,
who will act as interpreter. He had a few
callers on board this evening.
"I have been most handsomely treated by
the Commodore and the officers of the fa
mous old ship," Mr. Douglass said to a
Dispatch reporter. "Everything possible
has been provided for the comfort ot myself
and family, and I anticipate a pleasant voy
age, There have been some unfortunate de-
iaVJj bot ttle reasons ror tnem ave been
misstated and misconstrued. There is no
truth whatever in some of the pub
lished statements about the motives of
Commodore Kellogg, of the Ossipee, in ask
ing) to be relieved. The real and only
reason the Ossipee was not used for the trip
as first ordered was because of her unsea
worthy condition. No; I don't know Com
modore .Kellogg personally, but I know
about him, and I am sare he holds no such
sentiments as have been ascribed to him in
some quarters."
Lead Ore Men and Muellers Dave a Griev
ance Against Him They Accuse mm
of Personal Reasons for Dis
criminating Against Tbem.
New YOBK, September 30. The lead
men of New Tork and the smelters of Colo
rado, Idaho, Missouri, Montana, Ogden,
South Dakota, Utah, Nevada and "Wash
ington say they have a grievance against
the Hon. "William "Windom, Secretary of
the Treasury. They are very positive in
their complaints against the Secretary, and
base their statements ou official documents
on file in the Treasury Department In a'
word, they assert that Mr. Windom refuses
to exact a custom revenue of 1 cents a
pound on Mexican lead ores mixed with
silver. They are equally positive that this
amount of d'utv is prescribed bv law on the
ores in question, and some of those inter-
sted are convinced that unless this dnty islw.110 pronouncea the sentence upon the
moosed manvot-the Western leaamtnt"rT?Faff".'kew,:?ei?r.lon.!w?,Me-
imposed manr"of"the Western leau mines'
will have to shut down. As .it is, some of
the mines in Montana and Idaho have
already stopped; so said an eminent author
ity on lead to-day.
The imposition of the duty, the lead men
say, would shut out the Mexican ores, and,
should Mr. "Windom continue to refuse to
accept their interpretation of the law, they
will have serious apprehensions concerning
the future of the lead interests in this
country. Mr. "Windom is interested in the
Topolobampo Railroad, and, it is said, is
withholding his decision in the case until a
much needed concession is granted it by
In this, connections dispatch from "Wash
ington savs: Mr. Thomas Ryan, the United
States Minister to Mexico, arrived in the
city this morning. He is away from his
post, for CO days. He could not be found
this evening, but it is understood 4hat his
return to this country is in part for the pur
pose of conferring with Secretary Blaine
and the President, in regard to the lead ore
question, and ascertaining the policy to be
pursued bv the United States. It is also
probable that the presence in this country
of the delegates to the International Amer
ican Congress has had considerable to do
with his visit to "Washington.
A Brakemnn Plainly Proved That He Was
Btlll Conscious.
Negattnee, Mich., September 30.
Fireman Matthey Byo had an experience
that be will never forget A brakeman
named Thomas Higgins slipped between
two freight cars on a moving train near
Maple Ridge. The signal to stop was given
by another brakeman, who saw the fall, and
the train stopped and backed up to where
Higgins lay. Five cars had passed over
his body, which was frightfully mangled.
The head was completely severed from the
trunk and lay several feet from the track.
Fireman Byo picked up the head, and
was horror stricken to see the eyelids close
and again open and partly close again.
This was seen by Engineer William "Whit
ney and the brakeman. AH three were
badly frightened. This sign of conscious
ness was given 'several minutes after the
head was severed, from the body. The three
witnesses are reliable men, well known
Four Boys Found in Augusta With Faper-
Tobncco Bolls In Tbelr Pockets.
Augusta, Ga, September 30. The first
case of violation of the new State law pro
hibiting the sale of cigarettes to minors has
been made out in Augusta. Tom Buck, Ed.
Butler, Charley Harris and "Will Olio, four
white boys, all minors, were up before Re
corder Dunbar, this morning, for being
drnnk. "When the lads were arrested the
officer found several packages of cigarettes
upon their person, and after being closely
questioned the boys admitted buying the
weed from Mr. Mike Sheehan, a dealer ou
McKinnis street.
Judge Dunbar had a case dooketed againt
Sheehan, who will be tried in the County
Court for violating the cigarette law. The
Augusta Brewery Company will also be
prosecnted for selling the boys a keg of
beer, off which they got boozy.
Governor Benver Likely to Allow SOO Men
to Finish denning Up Johnstown.
Habbisbueg,' September 30. Repre
sentative John Mf Rose.'H. W. Storey and
Dr. J. O. Sheridan, representing the citi
zens of Johnstown, called on Governor
Beaver at the Executive Mansion to-night
to urge on him the necessity of retaining a
force of laborers in the Conemaugh Valley
to remove the debris from cellars and insti
tute other needed sanitary; regulations.
As a result of the conference 600 laborers,
with the necessary carts, will probably be
kept at work ten days longer, at an expense
of probably $10,000 in addition to the
amount that has already been disbursed by
authority of the Governor,
Once More Coos and Crows in Mrs.
Robert Bay Bamilton'-s Arms.
All May's Landing Being Gathered at tne
Depot to Welcome It.
A Tall and Hyiterioas Blonde From Hew Tort Visits
the Prisoner.
Mrs. Kobert Ray Hamilton is happy again
in the possession of the celebrated baby
Beatrice. Sheriff Johnson's wife went to
Philadelphia yesterday and obtained the
little one from Mrs. Bupp and took it to its
alleged mother. The meeting between Mrs.
Hamilton and the infant is described as
more touching than was that between Ham
ilton and his wife.
Mat's Landing, N. J., September 30.
Baby Beatrice was restored to the arms of
Mrs. Robert Ray Hamilton this afternoon.
The mysterions little chunk of humanity
reached her at 6 o'clock. She was in the arms
of Mrs. Smith Johnson, the benevolent wife
of the urbane, accommodating and big
hearted Sheriff of this county, "When Mrs.
Johnson alighted from the Philadelphia
train at the May's Landing Court House
she met with a remarkable -reception.
Almost the entire population of the Court
House district was at hand to receive her.
Sheriff Johnson was the only notable
absentee. His two sons were at the station,
so were the two daughters of S. S. Hudson.
Hudson is a candidate for re-election to the
Assembly. He is a friend of Sheriff John
son. He accompanied Mrs. Smith Johnson
to Philadelphia this morning, in a decisive
exenrsion for the recovery from Mrs. Bupp
of the baby in litigation.
taken to the jail.
"When Mrs. Johnson stepped from the
train, at the Court House, she handed
Beatrice to her gallant escort Captain
Hudson bore the infant to the jail, heading
the procession of curions observers from the
landing. Sheriff Johnson stood on the
porch of his house. He received the active
persons in the case. Then he conscientiously
closed his doors. The excluded multitude
watched from the street the attic window of
Mrs. Hamilton's prison.
Captain Hudson, followed emulously by
Sheriff and Mrs. Johnson, was seen to pre
sent the infant to the prisoner's outstretched
arms. Then the curtain was drawn. The
agony that ensued was left to the imagina
tion. Mrs. Hamilton will not long enjoy, the
company of Beatrice. She cannot be held
here, according to the statutes of New Jer
sey, after October 8. Sheriff Johnson Is
disposed to
that is in his power to give. It was learned
that he had been advised by Judge Reed,
who pronounced the sentence upon the
This advice lollo wed, the letter written to
the Judge by JsrsHawiHaavbn the., day
following her sentence.
Sheriff Johnson said to-nightthat he had
not yet determined when he would take
Mrs. Hamilton to Trenton. "I will not
take her there for a week yet," was nis
answer. Beside babv Beatrice. Mrs. Ham
ilton enjoys to-night the. possession of three
trunks containing the costly wardrobe that
has been in the careful keeping of Mrs.
Rupp. Her jewels, or an important part of
them, were in her possession when she was
first brought to the county jail. Everybody
who was present at the trial remembers that
Mrs. Hamilton, although
wore a scarf pin of clustered diamonds. Her
long gloves concealed" her bracelets, studded
with precious stones, and her costly rings.
A great deal of stuff has been published
concerning Mrs. Hamilton's demomrrative
interview with her husband, last weet:. The
sole witness of that interview wa Mrs.
Johnson, who remained in the room! Mrs.
Hamilton, on the entrance of her husband
and Mrs. Johnson, stood at her window with
her face buried in her handkerchief. Ham
ilton folded his arms and regarded her for
several minutes before a word passed be
tween tbem. The wife was the first to break
the silence.
"Will you desert me, "Ray? she said.
Hamilton's rejoinder was the demand that
she should disclose the parentage of the
child. This Mrs. Hamilton refused to do as
she did at the trial. The interview
Hamilton is expected to see her again be
fore she is taken to Trenton. Mrs. Hamil
ton's lawyer is expected to see her to-morrow.
The report that Mrs. Hamilton is in
a delicate condition is untrue. The an
nouncement emanated from herself. Her
physician is authority for the denial.
One of Mrs. Hamilton's visitors to-day
was a woman who came here this afternoon
from New York. She was a tall, striking
blonde. She refused to give her name, but
she bore a message to Mrs. 'Hamilton from
Mrs. Swinton, and she was admitted by the
Sheriff to the prisoner's room. She had
been traveling all night, and was obliged to
lie down at the jail before faking the last
train back to New Tork.
Pittsburg Troubles to be Considered by the
General Board, K. of L.
St. Louis, September 30. Outside of the
special interests which are to be considered
by the General Executive Board, K, of L.,
at the meeting here there are several matters
oi interest to the Knights of Labor at Pitts
burg. Local Assembly No. 1653, of Pitts
burg, will present an application for a
charter to take in all glasshouse packers not
covered by Local Assembly 300, the Amer
ican Flints and the Green Bottle Blowers'
Assemblies. The Slaters, Marble and Tile
"Workers" Union and Musicians' Union
troubles at Pittsburg will also be consid
ered. All complaints, not only from St.
Louis and the Southwest, but from all parts
of the country, will be fully investigated.
At midnight Master "Workman Powderly,
who was due at 8 P. M., had not arrived.
His failure to put in an appearance has not
been explained, and it is thought he is in
the city, hiding from reporters. The busi
ness meetings ot the Executive Board will
commence to-morrow.
Rotterdam Dock Laborers Not Likely to
Gain What They Desire. ,
London, September 30. .The attempt of
the Socialists to run the strike of the Rot
terdam dock laborers has failed utterly,
and the strike itself is likely to take a
similar turn, partly owing to their inter
ference. The disturbed portion of the town
is so thoroughly guarded by troops and
effectually covered by the arms of war ves
sels as to preclude any idea of success on
the part of the strikers by violent means,
and the ranks of the men who have taken
the strikers, places are filling up rapidly.
John Uurns sent 225 pounds. f root Lon
don for the relief of the strikers, Jiut aside
from this the contributions to the strikers'
fund havg been surprisingly imau, -
. .
i' '
, ,; .ADVERTISE year BsfasH h TSS BIS.
.PATCH. Prompt reteraa assared.
- -- WANTS are always prompter resaesded
to when advertised la THE BIS PATCH.
Real Estate eaa be saM through: adver
tisement In THE DISPATCH.
The Forsakes Wife Determined to Se
cure a Legal Separation Jlmrale'a
Evident Attempt to Commas
icate With Her.
Ne-wYobk, September 30. On October
23 Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., -was to make
her debut in New Tork as a professional ac
tress. All her dates for 1889 have been can
celled, at a loss to Mr. Frohman, her- man
ager. If she is able to leave her bed in an
other month ii will be, in all probability,
simply to move about her apartments on
crutches,crippled by the inflammatory rheu
matism, from which she is suffering.
Early last Saturday evening a gentleman
called at The Percival, where Mrs. Blaine
lives, and sent word upstairs that Mr.
Philip Carpenter would like to know what
Mrs. Blaine's condition of health was. He
was assured that she was very ill and could
see nobody. About the same time James
G. Blaine, Jr., made his appearance and
wandered about the lower hall and restaur
ant of The Percival, looking, it is supposed,
for Mr. Carpenter. He made no inquiries
about bis wife.
Mr. Carpenter is a friend of young Mr.
Elaine, and acted as his lawyer when young
Blaine.was sued, some time ago, by a firm
of broken on his failure to make good his
margins in a stock speculation. Mrs.
Blaine's" friends think that young Blaine
and his lawyer concluded to investigate lor
themselves the newspaper reports of Mrs.
Blaine's condition. That Mrs. Blaine has
made up her mind to secure a divorce
from her husband is certain, and in deter
mining ou this course Mrs. Blaine has the
full approval of her family and lawyers.
Now that there is no present likelihood of
her appearing on the stage, she feels that
she has an opportunity to secure an abso
lute divorce without laying herself open to
the accusation that she is advertising her
self, and she has practically determined to
take the decisive step.
"When she has recovered sufficiently to
travel Mrs. Blaine will take a course of
treatment at some hot springs iu the hope of
effecting a permanent recovery.
A Mexican Hay be Selected to Preside
Over the Pas-American Congress.
"Washington, September 30. A good
deal of feelingJs being developed over the
question of the election of a presiding offi
cer of the congress of the three Americas,
which holds its preliminary meeting on
"Wednesday. It has been customary to give
the position to .the older and more import
ant country, and on account of the appoint
ment of ex-Senator Henderson, of Mis
souri, Chairman of the American delega
tion, it was supposed he would have the
lead for the place. Notwithstanding this,
quite a rivalry has sprung up among the
Americans. Blaine, Henderson and Tres
cott, of the State Department, each have
many advocates, and in view of a struggle
a demand is springing up, which promises
to become quite general, that the post of
honor be accorded to one of the foreign
Senor 'Romero, for long years the Mexican
Minister here, is most prominently- men
tioned, but among the South and Central
American delegates "there are atnumber of
gentlemen -who speak" EniSfahtBerfectly.
and are well qualified to preside, such as.
"areir, of iirazilf tlurUdo, or coxumma;
GuimaD, of"Nicaragua,,and-jothers. Per
sons Interested in' the Nicaraguan Canal
naturally support Guzman, but the popular
feeling here is for Romero. The election of
Officer 'Will take place Wednesday, and
like other business will be transacted, as on
Thursday morning the congress will start
forth on its brilliant six weess' tour.
Loois Doesn't Like Commissioner
Wright's Latest Report.
St. Louis, September 30. Carroll D.
"Wright, United, States Labor Commis
sioner, has issued a report on the condition
of the workingwomen of St Louis that
causes great indignation here. The lie
pvblic has investigated the subject, and will
say to-morrow:
There is a unity ot opinion among the manu
facturers of St Louis concerning" Mr. Wright
and his long-distance report, Issued from
Washington City. It is claimed that when he
says the moral tone of the working girls of St
Louis is exceptionally low he is a slanderer,
and when be declares tbeyprefer, as a class, the
Sunday dance hall to the sanctity ot the
church, he Is mistaken. The commissioner says
the habits of life of the tobacco workers are
often riotous; that the St Louis tailors' back
shops were the worst establishments visited
during the investigation in the several cities,
and makes several other charges equally as
grave. t
A Sheriff and an Editor Fight With Pistols,
Killing Each Other.
Robelieu, La., September 30. For
some time past there has been a newspaper
controversy between A. C. Poole, editor of
the Vernon News, and Lee C. McAIpin,
Sheriff of Vernon parish. A few days ago
Poole sent McAIpin a challenge, which the
latter did not accept Last Friday morn
ing the challenge was repeated, and
Poole followed it up and went
into the Sheriff's office with
his pistol in his hand, while
McAIpin was reading the challenge, and
said to McAIpin: "Now is the best time
we will have to settle our differences."
McAIpin drew his pistol, Poole opening
fire first Several shots were fired by both
parties, McAIpin emptying the contents of
his pistol in Poole's head and face, killing
him Instantly. McAIpin died a few hours
later from a wound in the abdomen, it being
the effect of the second shot fired by Poole.
A Minneapolis Miller Thinks He Has Dis
covered Perpetual Motion.
Minneapolis, September 30. Richard
Eobillard, engineer at the PillsburyA mill,
has invented a machine which he claims is
a solution of the problem of perpetual mo
tion. It requires no fuel, and a little oil is
all that is required to keep it in motion.
Robillard says that at 3 o'clock this p. jr.,
the machine "has been running exactly seven
The inventor is engaged on a larger
machine which will be carefully con
structed. He has already taken steps to
have his machine patented, and thinks he
has made the discovery of the century.
Miming Girl Found Murdered.
Connerstille, Ind., September 30.
This afternoon the dead body of Katie "Wood,
of this place, who has been missing since
September 21, was found on the canal near
here. It bore unmistakable evidence that
she had been murdered. There was a deep
hole in her head. Her body was much
bruised and her clothing torn to pieces.
The National Debt Largely Decreased.
"Washington, September 30. It is esti
mated at the Treasury Department to-day
that there has been a decrease of $13,500,000
in the public debt since the 1st instant
Where Missing Americans Are.
Paeis, September 30. Estimates -made
at the United States Legation place the
number ot Americans who have viritid the
Exposition at w.eea. .-', ?V
nator Paeeed 16 f'Ajjf
sppstow Teateriay.5'.
A Glimpse Iato the Hose-Life efH
StfttefiBian af Ksmr. -f
Seaater Qaays Iteest la WaeUdftia to Ike
United States Senator Maitfcew
Quay was X years oM yesterday, .jMisv-i
mediate relatives gathered as4 qnisWywIfct
bratedthe event Tfce taeHsM mMMsk
strongly was contrasted with tk gesual ad1
aiscursive nost now tae peimecu m
enjoys his hoae-life sad faailyisa
The fabled shades of Eretms were fatttc
nificant in comparison with tke-darksew it
Beaver's streets list evening. Bt o
lege avenue the home ot Seaate
Stanley Quay glowed with a pleasast Mists!
a guerdon of hospitable weleesn to
Dispatch representative as be
the steps and. "plied the kBeker,"i
Dickens would say. Mr. Biefcevcl Qamfi
opened the door and ushered the i
man into the rooms aglow with BmM aMlJ
warmth. Senator Quay was in the !
room surrouaded by several oH ftisask.
rose with his customary genial '
The public has heard mueh of tb t
statesman at Beaver, bat a glinsee Mo 1
home affords a new index of Bis
As Chairman of the National :
Committee Senator Quay ia
silent; as the most distinguished
birds of flight through the
cordon at Umoa station he is rotuesijMi
theleaderof a. host of warm adhspaassiW.
may be uncommunicative, bat at Ms MUM
hearthstone he Is the geaial beet.
solely upon the comfort asd enjejiuBt (
his guests, idolized bv his fesaiy", aaevlsij
short- as completely alsosso cintod i
hurly-burly of polities, as if a dwssnitf
another sphere.
There would be few who could
this quiet man, dressed in gray tweed":
urging-your acceptance of a Iresb eigar aadf
your occupation oi tee most amnmHii
chair in the room, with fee dashing loadsr
of men, whose tactics eoaW daaife acl
baffle the most experienced splitieiaaa iss.jt
BV.U.UK U.W.MUW W. Ures. 0.UWOQ tm jw- ij
tional headquarters. A CineinaaUw, ah- i "
juring nis sworn tor a rural lite ex pewe
and freedom from turmoil, might possibly 'V
nave nresemea as strong a contrast to mai
good people of Athens. ,i-
xne smoKing room in which BenatscJ
Quay indulges in the harmless rrliTnlioaj
made fashionable bv Sir Walter Raleiak.-Is 1
an oiu-iasmonea, low-ceiiea room. UBj.1,
walls hang military records and vnnni
weapons. On a- cabinet in a oorsor.'fc'al
bronze helmet; on the mantel limy mf
cient dirk knife, and, crossed above. MfeAsK
place is a. nair of "rust swordx. fta a UsssV '
marble pedestal reposes' a handiowe taste,
reueving'tne martial aspect ,oc tfce
tlnonga yoitnam are.afrMttn
. smokfnsr room tsj isdiMte the
is a bookisa man. 'The whole
the house is a happy combia4io tt
fashioned comfort and the modes of l
furnishraentand all in-most exquisite 1
There is no lavish display, but the sulHUffl
oi common sense pervades the massiea.
"You are S6 years old to-day, If tieJieye,'
"Yes. This h my fifty-sixth blrfMay.ij
was born in York county C6 years aae , iVJ3
little family circle is gathered te-aiakt iit
its annual observance of the event. Am i
are to few of us that there is a dewnrisAtyj
vear. Xo. There are none from etaewBeie.'t'
"You areas welcome as any of my g9svIi
am sometimes amused at the" nMMerj'llt!
which my movements are magnified. I here v
been credited with besieging the "WMte
House daily in relation to the Pittsbasgft
1-JE 1 l T t 1 .!. .F
pusiuiiiuv, uuk A vujjr sjhjjc uuce ui tea uraw
ter to president Harrison. Ana so it gees.r
""When do you leave for "Washiagte,
SenatorV" ;
"My family will go to Washiaetea
Thursday next, but I may not leave Beaver
for a week or so. I have taken a larger
house than I had last year, at No. 18SB:XJ
street We may entertain iu a quiet way 'j
mis winter, duc notning special. ' r
"Some things I am interested in? well.
Hon.H. K. Boyer's election by the largest'
possible mainritv comes first and TarrmnMi !
I am interested in the Ohio slackwater pktauf
and will afTord.it all the aseistaaee possible.
a cannot now ininK or anything else ape
which I care to express aa opinies. as Ir
have been very busy lately.
The Senator was called upon to parti g 'jj
by means of a flash light, one of the ysaagj
ladies oi tne iamny nanaiing the mmnrnT
with the skill of a veteran, araidet a vaetl
deal of desultory merriment as 'the '
was ignited. And the merriest laugh wee
that uttered by the "silent Senator." Taea j
iuiiuwcu a couTcrMuuu upon asojeevs. ovi-a.
ferent and indifferent, while troa tkef
parlor floated strains of piano mssie shew
ing that no unscuiiui nana was prtsinins;
tne Keys; ana later one oi taff senators!
nieces sang one of Moskowaki'g seaoa
in a really artistic manner. Seaater Qaajtfj
inquirea mmuteiy into many mawosg .m?
connection with Allegheny eeuatv. nls.ha.jj
ana expressea opinions, not lor paMiooWna.y
however, which indicate that he has a. seaa-lE
ing interest in wnat nappens. - - -
Earlv in the evenin? dinner had kii.
joyed by the gathering, and oa a fete tatta!
tour of those present returned to T itliissgT
after being joined by the only outsider area J
entin congratulations to the beet of the
Likelihood of Liberal Action
by teBUJ
verslty of Pennsylvania.
Philadelphia, September 30. Ce-3
education has just received the alateet aa-
animous approval of the college feeafty-wj
the University of Pennsylvania. This:,
portant action, the most advanced thai '
yet been taken in the liberalizing of fHSi
institution, was the result ofa faculty i
ing on Friday, when this resolutiaa.'waej
adopted, with out two aisseniing ve
That students be admitted without distia
tion of sex, to all the courses of the
faculty." I
The resolution will go befoto the,)
and if they shall approve it, ill the clamsJ
from freshman to senior, wvu oetepeajj
students oi botn sexes, -aireauy laere;
a number of young women anxious te eater
tne university, wuu ai "v '. aasua
the resolution is passed finally by feel
Terrible Result of a Collision Betwees 1
press Trains in Italy. " sXS
NAPLES, September 30. A diaaatreael
railway accident occurred eetweea teak eMfj
and Foegia to-day. Two exmrewnNatMl
came into collision while pasaiag thwatVSl
tuaael ana 2ti carriages were toloecnsjod.
Aae juiieu aau isjureu jmumv asy
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