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Such is the Necessity Suggested
Senator Harris, a
Veteran Solon.
But Tennessee's Statesman Says it
TTill be Dear Education.
Congress to be Agitated and Deadlocked
by an Election BUI rigorous Opposition
to Colonizing the Negro in Mexico
ConBrcHsman Strnblr, nn Iowa Lender,
on tho House Rules Ho Admits Efforts
Will be Made to Choke Off the Minor
try A Deadlock at the Outset Tho
Tariff" to Take Senate Bill Lines.
The trouble ahead for Congress grows
more apparent. The Dispatch yesterday
gave interviews with eight Congressmen,
forecasting dead-locks on organization and
rules of the House, on race and electoral
questions, on civil service law repeal, etc.
This lead is this morning followed tip, and
another subject or two of national interest
touched upon prophetically by Congressmen
now in Washington.
Washington, October L Senator Ishaxn
C. Harris, of Tennessee, is, in point of
service, one of the oldest as well as one of
the most experienced members of the Demo
cratic side of the Senate, ana at the last
session, in the absence of Senator Beck,
presided over the Democratic caucus. "Will
the next session of Congress be a busy one?"
he was asked to-night. "Every session will
be a busy one from now on," was the reply.
"There has been a vast increase in the busi
ness of Congress in the last few years, and
this increase is being enlarged from year to
year. In my opinion the time will soon be
at hand when Congress will haTe to be in
continual session.
"As it now is, the time between March 4,
when a Congress expires, and the first
Monday in December, when the next
Congress begins, is lost beyond recovery.
The first session can be extended, if it is the
will of Congress, until the second begins;
but the latter must necessarily end with the
4th of March."
"To what do you attribute the increase
in the business of Congress to the growth
of the country?"
"Partly to that, and also to the many
personal matters that are brought before
Congress, which it was never intended,
when the Government was founded, that it
should consider.
"The founders of the constitution were
wise in decreeing that the Federal Govern
ment should be entrusted with the powers
enumerated in the constitution; but all
rights of person and rights of property were
to be left exclusively to the States. With
the lapse of time, however, Congress has far
exceeded its original functions, until there
is hardly a question about which it does not
now claim the right to legislate."
"Will the Blair educational bill be passed
the coming session?"
"It is probable that it will. But if it
does, it will be the dearest purchased educa
tion any people ever obtained."
"What do you think of Senator Hamp
ton's suggestion to colonize the negro as a
means of settling race troubles?"
I do not consider it practical at -all.
The negro doesn't want to be colonized, and.
it tne devil only bad those who are trying to
make political capital out of him, there
would be no trouble to speak about."
"Will a national election law be passed,
do you think?"
"The question will be agitated no doubt;
but it will only result in a waste of time
that ought to be given to practical business,
and have the effect of further stirring up
sectional animosities."
Congressman Isaac S. Siruble, of Iowa, is
in town tor a short time previous to going
home to look after the State campaign.
"There is no doubt as to who will be Gov
ernor Allison's successor in Iowa," he sajd
this evening. "He will take that place him
self, and the Legislature shortly to be elected
will be lor him."
"What new legislation will be before the
next Congress?"
"I presume the first thing in Congress
will be an attempt on the part of the ma
jority to amend the rules so as to give them
an opportunity to legislate and to assume
the responsibility therefor. The main fea
ture of these amendments, as it occurs to
me, will be to give the majority a greater
possibility of controlling the work of Con
gress in the matter of disposing of bills,
giving, of course, to the majority a fair op
portunity of a hearing upon any substan
tial proposition that they may see proper
to bring forward.
"The minority, by the revised rules,
would be able to bring forward a certain
number of motions, but after they have
been disposed of no dilatory motion would
be entertained by the chair until the pend
ing motion before the House should be dis
posed of. I think the minority should have
every opportunity to bring forward what
motions they like, but to allow one or two
men to block the proceedings of the House
seems to me degrading. I think the ma
joritv should have the right to rule, as it
has to assume the responsibility ot the legis
lation. "Have you any doubt of the power of the
majority to do this?"
"Yes, I do entertain some doubt about
their ability to amend the rules so as to
admit of legislation without serious obstruc
tion. I believe it will be the plan of the
Democratic managers to defeat such amend
ments, and make it Impossible, as they can,
for the Republicans to transact anything
like business, or for measures that might
have a tendency to advance party interest,
or in other words, to pass partisan meas
"How about the tariff?"
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the Republicans will fight the question as
near as possible on the lines of the Senate
bill of last session. I thick it best for the
Republicans to take up that bill and make
it the basis of a party law, and it should be
pressed until success or final failure attends
the effort.
"I believe that the question of irrigation
on the plains of the West will take form in
the next Congress," continued Mr. Struble,
"and possibly national aid will be voted. I
don't know whv we should not vote money
for the irrigation of Western lands, as we
have many times voted improvements in
various States. The reclamation of arid
lands of the West could readilv be accom
plished by storing the water of the mount
ains in those sections. Major Powell has
estimated that about 100,000,000 acres could
be reclaimed in this manner."
They Demand That More Evidence be Sub
mitted, and Rebel Against tho Au
thority of the Coroner A Con
stable Takes n Hand.
Philadelphia, October 1. The singu
lar spectacle of a Coroner's jury defying
the Coroner, was witnessed at the resump
tion of the inqaest in the Le Coney murder
case in Camden. The authorities at the
two former sessions of the inquest had sub
mitted evidence which they deemed suffi
cient for the asking of a verdict to-day. It
appears, however, that a few of the jurors
had determined among themselves to com
pel the prosecution to show its hand and
place upon the stand its two star witnesses,
Murray, the hired man of farmer Lc Coney
and Smith, his neighbor.
Edward Burrough, foreman of the jury,
is a life-long friend of Chalkley Le Coney,
the uncle of the girl, who is accused of com
plicity in the murder, and has taken no
pains to conceal his interest in the suspected
farmer's welfare. When Coroner Stanton
informed the jury this morning that there
would be no further evidence submitted and
directed the jurors to retire and deliberate
upon a verdict. Burroughs declared that the
jury had not heard sufficient evidence to de
cide. Two other jurors also objected to re
tire without having additional evidence
placed before them, and Coroner Stanton,
alter expostulating with them for a while,
finally called upon the constable to "do his
After some further parleying the jury
suddenly retired, and at 4 o'clock, after an
absence of about four hours, returned with
a verdict and a protest. The verdict,
signed by the 12 jurymen, was to the eflect
that Annie Le Coney came to her death at
the hands of parties unknown to them. Tne
protest, signed by eight of the jurors was
that certain evidence had been withheld
from the jury by the Coroner,and to this the
jury objected, regarding it as an illegal ac
tion and one which interfered with the dis
charge ot their dnty.
Linden Steel Company Will Secure a
neavy Government Contrnet.
Washut gton, October 1. At the Navy
Department to-day bids were opened for
supplying machines and tools required for
the construction department at the Ports
mouth, Va., navy yard, material for the
monitor Amphitrite at the same yard, ma
chine tools required for the New York
Navy Yard, and steel plates for the battle
ship Texas, building at Portsmouth yard.
There were 1 classes in the schedule for
the New York vard. comprising larcre en
gine lathes, drills, punches and a large
number of tools of the most,inodern type,
such as electrical drills, so arranged as to
be movable to different poinfs of the work,
a system of power transmission by wire
rope, etc
For steel plates for the Texas there were
but two bidders, the Linden Steel Company
and Carnegie. Phipps &Co., the first named
firm bidding lower at 543,532 for 256 tons of
protective deck plates, and $73,438 for 415
tons of similar plate for middle layers and
Now Ready to Join tho Rest of the European
New Yobk. October 1. The new cruiser
Chicago was made a flagship to-day. The
broad blue pennant, with its two white
stars, of Acting Rear Admiral John G.
Walker, until to-day Chief of the Bureau of
Navigation, was hoisted. Commodore
Walker quietly and unannounced boarded
the Chicago about 10 o'clock Monday night,
and at 9:30 o'clock this morning he came
from his cabin in full uniform, to be greeted
by the officers and crew, who assembled at
Admiral Walker went to Washington to
night to settle up his affairs. He will re
turn in a few days to make ready to com
mand the European squadron, which will
consist of the Chicago, Atlanta, Boston and
A Pretty Woman of 24 Elopes and Marries
a Lad ol 14.
TTtica, N. Y., October L Society circles
in this city are greatly agitated over the
marriage of Annie Lonise Cushing, a pretty
young woman of 24, and Eddie Frey, a boy
of 14. Miss Cushing has for many years
been an organistin the churches of Utica,
and it was while acting in that capacity,
in St George's Episcopal Church, that she
became acquainted with young Frey, who
was a member of the boy choir. When
Miss Cushing rehearsed in the church Frey
was always around pumping the organ.
The other day Miss Cushing told her
parents she was going to West Bloomfield,
a little village near Rochester, to visit rel
atives. Frey disappeared at the same time,
went to Boston, and from there to Canan
daigua, ihere he met Miss Cushing, and
they set out to get married. The woman
looks old enough to be the boy's mother.
Best Rcsnlts Anticipated Under the New
Democratic Rules.
Habbisbubg, October L Chairman Eis
ner, of the Democratio State Committee, re
turned from Williamsport this evening,
where one of the nine political divisions
authorized under the new Democratic rules
was organized, with C. L. Munson as Chair
man. The last one of these divisions will
be formed at Franklin, Venango county, to
morrow. Chairman Eisner thinks the selection of
nine assistant chairmen will result in a
greatly improved organization, from the
iact that all will work to make a good show
ing in their districts, because of the rivalry
that will be excited in the various districts.
A European Bailrond Train Meets With a
Serious Disaster.
Stuttoabt, October L A train ran off
the track near Wild Park station to-day and
rolled over an embankment Many persons
were killed and injured. Three carriages
crowded with passengers were smashed into
fragments. Medical assistance was promptly
on hand, but the work of extricating the in
jured from the wreck wan difficult
The official report says that seven persons
were killed and 43 severely injured. Many
of the injured will probably die.
Sheriff Flack and His Friends Postpone
Pleading to Their Indictments Till
Next Week All of Them Give
Bonds to Appear.
New Yobk, October 1. Sarah Raymond,
otherwise Cherry, otherwise Susan T. Rey
nolds, did not appear in the General Ses
sions Court, to-day, to answer the indict
ments against her in the Flack divorce
conspiracy. It is supposed that the detec
tives cannot find the Sheriff's mistress. In
spector Byrnes says he has had nothing to
do with looking her up. Sheriff Flack,
his son, William L., referee Joseph Meeks,
and George W. Hartt, the Sheriff's brother-in-law,
were on hand promptly. Sheriff
Flack wore a suit of black diagonal cloth,
and swung a glossy new hat in his right
hand. His face was pale and set
"James A. Flack," said Clerk Hall,
"the grand jury has found four indictments
against you lor conspiracy to obtain a
fraudulent divorce, preparing false evi
dence, and lattemptirig subornation of
perjury. How sav vou? Are you guilty or
not guilty?" Mrl Fullerton asked for ten
days to plead in. Judge Gildersleeve gave
him until Wednesday of next week, and
the pleadings of the others present were
postponed to the same day.
Mr. Fullerton suggested that only reason
ble bail should be exacted, since the persons
had voluntarily surrendered themselves and
desired only a full and fair investigation.
"I have already given the matter of bail
some thought," said Judge Gildersleeve,
"and I have come to the conclusion that it
should be fixed at a substantial sum. I will
fix bail in the case of James A. Flack,
Joseph Meeks and Ambrose Monell at
55,000, and in the cases of William L. Flack
and George H. Hartt at 82,000." All gave
Tho Chnmplon Sheep-Killer or America
Meets His Blotch.
Newabk, N. J., October 1. The sheep
killing contest between Henry O'Brien, the
champion of America, and Henry Gaile,
better known as "English Harry," and who
claims the championship of England, took
place this afternoon at Shooting Park, and
was a novelty to the majority of the 500
spectators present. Before the men started
in on their task many bets were made in
favor of O'Brien. Each man had 'ten sheep
and both were allowed helpers. Mr. May
baum told the helpers to kill the sheep, and
the contestants would not be allowed to be
gin work until tbey had died.
Both men worked hard. O'Brien proved
to be the more rapid of the two at this point,
and he had his first four sheep strung up
ready for pelting nearly five minutes ahead
of Gaile, and he also managed to place five
dressed sheep on the hook before Gaile had
one to his credit. But the Englishman was
nearly two sheep ahead of O'Brien when
the latter gave up, completely exhausted.
Gaile never stopped to look at O'Brien's
action, but kept right on dressing his sheep,
and finished the ten in 32 minutes. The
match, was for $250 a side.
The Son of a. Millionaire Committed to the
Insane Asylum.
Chicago, October 1. Benjamin C. Jones,
only son of the millionaire street railway
magnate, J. Rnssell Jones, has been ad
judged insane and committed to the State
Asylum at Kankakee. Dissipation was
the cause of the young man's mental wreck.
About half a dozen years of champagne,
absinthe and their accompaniments effected
the result Meantime he lost nearly a
quarter of a million dollars on the Board of
Trade. As an expedient to halt his ex
cesses, marriage to a worthy woman was
tried, but proved of no permanent avail.
Recently young Jones developed a mania
for extravagant purchases, spending in six
weeks, during the- absence of his father,
525,000 for personal apparel and similar
subjects of outlay. One of his orders was
for 58,000 worth of fireworks representing
scenes from "Little Lord Fauntleroy. As
if to make matters worse, suicidal ten
dencies were fast becoming manifest in the
millionaire son. Thursday last he was
taken privately before Judge Prendergast,
and on the testimony of Judge Gresham
and other prominent people was adjudged a
Several Persons Killed and a Number Badly
Injured by Lightning.
Hazelton, October 1. The heaviest
storm of the season passed over this section
late this afternoon. A house in the course
of erection here was struck by lightning,
and a carpenter, it is thought, fatally in
jured. A man using the telephone in Coxe
Bros. & Co.'s office, at Drifton, was knocked
senseless and badly injured. The gable end
of a house in Freeland was torn away by
lightning and its inmates severely injured.
Andro Slavolsky, of Trusckow, took refuge
under a tree and was instantly killed by
lightning, leaving the imprint ot the bark
of the tree on his oare arm.
Reports from Sugar Loaf Valley say one
man and two horses were killed, and the
large barn of Horace Smith, with all its
contents, destroyed, and one horse killed.
The rain fell here in torrents, the lightning
being terrific In the Western Union tele
graph office the operator had an exciting
time, the lightning shocking him severely
and setting fire .to some papers.
By the President, to Bear la Mind Alleged
Southern Outrages.
Washington, October 1. A committee
of colored men, headed by Dr. Townsend,
of the Land Office, called on President Har
rison 'to-day and addressed him on the sub
ject of Southern outrages. The committee
represented a large body of their people in
the District, who held an indignation meet
ing a week ago at which resolutions de
nunciatory of the outrages were passed,
suggesting a course of retaliation "as the
quickest solution to the race troubles. The
impassioned and incendiary portion of the
resolution was eliminated from those which
were presented to the President to-day, and
those he heard were of the mildest character.
The President expressed himself very
freely on the subject, and intimated that the
question of Southern outrages upon the
negroes would form a leading feature in his
forthcoming message to congress.
A Sailor Afflicted With tbo Dread Disease
Leaps Into tho Sen.
New Yobk, October L The bark Jane
Low, eight days overdue, from Havana, ar
rived to-day. There were reports that
yellow fever was raging on the vessel, that
all hands had been stricken down and that
it had been lost While these storiea were
exaggerated, it was learned that yellow
fever had been on board the vessel.
One of the sailors, E. Spardt. a German,
30 years old, was sick from it for seven
days, and then escaped from his confine
ment and disappeared. He is supposed to
have lumped overboard. Twn other sailors
-weie stricken down by the fever, but they
recovered. jAue pars is quarantined.
The Results of the Initial Elections
in Those New States.
While the Two Dakotas and Washington
Seem to be Republican.
Only Meager Belarus Eeeelred, and the Capital
Fights Are Undecided.
Returns from the new State elections are
necessarily slow, but seem to indicate that
North and South Dakota and Washington
have gone Republican, while Montana is
probably Democratic. Prohibition is ahead
in South Dakota, but likely defeated in the
northern half. The women endeavored to
vote in Washington, but with little success.
St. Paul, October 1. The elections in
the four new States to-day have been held
and the voters have given expression to their
political views, a sort of announcement of
birth, and to their elder brothers in the
Union of States congratulations are to be
extended for the acquisition of four prosper
ous Commonwealths as members in full in
the body politic.
Beautiful weather was enjoyed throughput
the Northwest, and the vote has been a full
oue. The capital fight in South Dakota and
Washington called out the few voters who
might otherwise have been classed as stay-at-homers,
while the closeness of the State
acted in a similar way in Montana.
Work was not by any means abandoned
for votes, the Sunday school children in
Aberdeen, S. D., marching in procession
during the day to influence the vote on the
prohibition amendment Those towns in
South Dakota which were not themselves
capital aspirants were filled with workers
for the contesting cities.
The two Dakotas had been conceded to
the Republicans early in the day, the point
to be settled being only as to the size of the
majority. The interest in North Dakota
was centered on prohibition, the friends of
which were hopeful, and the district Judg
ships. Also there was much interest in the
Legislature as regards its feelings for or
against the Senatorial candidacy of ex-Governors
Pierce and Ordway.
In the Dakotas the questions to be decided
were: In South Dakota, State and legisla
tive officers, two Congressmen, and Judges;
also voting on the Constitution, on a prohi
bition clause, a clause for minority repre
sentation in the Legislature, and on the
temporary location of the State capital.
North Dakota voted for the same officers,
and also on the Constitution and a prohibi
tion clause therein. Thus far scattering re
turns only have been received, but these in
dicate the election of the State tickets in
the two Dakotas by the Republicans, and
the choice of the majority of the Legislature
in the South State by that party. In the
North the Legislature :may be closer. Al
though there is no doubt that the Constitu
tions will be ratified, still there are some
towns and counties which are going on rec
ord against it. '
These are they who were bitterly oppos
ing the locatio'n of the institutions in the
Constitution, as was done in North Dakota.
Dakota was onejof these towns and the vote
there against the Constitution is 60 in the
same precincts which report a total vote of
95. In South Dakota the votes thus far re
ported on capital location are from points
far removed, and Pierre, Watertown, Huron
and Sioux Falls are leading, with the votes
a little in favor of Pierre.
The Republicans, llo wever, Aro Still Hoping
for Better Knrnl Returns.
Helena, Mont., October 1. Since last
night the feeling throughout Montana was
that the Democrats would carry the State.
Bulletins received from all important parts
to-day and this evening confirmed this
feeling, and at 6 p. u., when the
polls closed, the Democratic managers
claimed the State, while not venturing on
figures in this city. The Republicans
scratched the ticket badly, while the Demo
crats voted straight. Returns up to 11
o'clock show almost a complete change in
the vote in Montana from the last
Congressional election. The counties of
Deer Lodge and Silver Bow, in which Ana
conda and Butte are situated, and which
gave, last year, a Republican majority of
2,500, have gone Democratic this year.
The Democratic managers claim the State
ticket and a majority of the Legislature.
The Journal, Republican, claims the State
for Carter by 2,500, and says Power will
not run 500 behind it, and says the Leg
islature cannot be forecast, but is
confident of a Republican majority. The
Journal says the country districts
show large Republican gains over
Carter's majority, 5,000 last year,
and returns from Butteand Deer Lodge
cannot overcome Republican country dis
tricts. The result cannot be surely known
before to-marrow.
South Dakota Is Republican and Wilt Here
after bo Legally Dry.
Sioux Falls, S. Dak., October 1. The
elections in this city and vicinity to-day
were conducted in the most quiet and
orderly manner, the weather be
ing magnificent and from all
directions come reports of the heaviest vote
ever polled in the history of the Territory.
The city of Sioux Falls alone polled a vote
of 2,150, and gives a small Re
publican majority. Reports from dif
ferent parts of the State come
in slowly, but enough has been received to
show that the Republicans have carried the
day. Mellette for Governor, and Pickler
and Gifford for Congress will have a major
ity of not less than 10,000.
Prohibition is running well and has cer
tainly been carried by a small majority.
Indications point toward Sioux Falls as
the selection for the capital. Re
ports from different sections indicate
that the Republicans have the
Legislature by a majority of about 120 on
joint ballot This, insures both United
States Senators. The State Constitution is
carried almost unanimously, but minority
representation is defeated.
SIcager Returns Give an Estimated
Jorily of About 4,000 Totes.
Tacoma, Wash., October 1. From
meager returns received from this and ad
jacent counties it seems the vote
will be larger than ever before
cast in the Territory. Indications
all point to the election of Ferry and the
entire Republican State ticket, including
Wilson for Congress, by a majority averag
ing 4,000. Sciatching was general on both
tickets throughout the State.
The complexion ot the Legislature must
remain in doubt until the vote is fully
counted, as the battle was concen
trated ou that point Woman snf-
frage is undoubtedly Tdefeated. The
women attempted to vote in various places.
Generally they were refused, but in some
instances the ballots were deposited in
separate boxes.
North Dakota Rather Close, and Prohibi
tion Is a Little Behind.
Rismabck, N. Dak., October 1. At this
hour few returns from the State at large
have been received. In Burleigh county
the Republican majority on the State ticket
is 400, or 100 in excess of the largest
estimate. The Republican Xegislative
ticket in this county has been elected by
majorities ranging from 100 to 150. Win
chester, Republican, carries the district for
Judge, bnt runs 1,000 behind the State
ticket In Morton county the Repub
lican legislative ticket is elected, and
in Stark county, where there was
a Bharp fight, the Republican legislative
ticket is elected. In the Kidder-Emmons
district the same is true, the thirteen Re
publican candidates for the Legislature in
the Bismarck district being elected.
Prohibition is defeated in Burleigh
county by 400 majority, and in the counties
of the Missouri slope by 1,500 majority.
The only lawyer candidate for
the State Senate, J. S. Frye,
Rep., of Jamestown, seema to be defeated by
his strong independent opponent, Bailey
Fuller. Lamour county elected the Re
publican candidates to the Legislature. It
looks now like 10,000 Republican majority.
This Is tho Next Act Down on tho Bills In
the Slay's Landing Drama So
Says tho Angered Hus
band's Lawyers.
New Yobk, October 1 Mr. Samuel B.
Clarke, Robert Ray Hamilton's lawyer, got
back to New York to-day, after an absence
of several days, and for the first time saw
the newspaper account ot Hamilton's meet
ging with Evangeline. Mr. Clarke said the
published accounts of the interview were es
sentially wrong There was no kissing or
effectionate embrace when Mr. Hamilton
entered the attio room in the third story of
Sheriff Johnson's house. Mr. and Mrs.
Hamilton greeted each other formally.
There was a distant bow, and nothing be
yond that
Mr. Hamilton, according to Mr. Clarke,
granted the interview simply because he
had received five letters from nis wife, beg
ging that he should give her a chance to clear
herself from accusationsmadeby his friends,
that she declared had beenonade in accord
ance with a conspiracy against her.
Mrs. Hamilton began her plea by stating
that she was really the mother of the baby
Beatrice. She said, however, on question
ing, that she knew that Mrs. Swinton was
negotiating for the disposal of a baby about
the time hers was born.
Mr. Hamilton took this statement incred
ulously and questioned the alleged mother
about the time and place of birth. On these
points Mr?. Hamilton did not seem to be
certain, and would not fix either the date or
place of birth. That Mr. Hamilton is en
tirely done with Mrs. Hamilton there is no
doubt in Mr. Clarke's mind, and that gen
tleman says emphatically:
I "The result of the interview between Mr.
IHamilton and his wife need cause no un
1 easiness to Mr. Hamilton's friends. There
was no reconciliation, and he repudiates her
in toto. As his lawyers, we are instructed
to procure an annulment of the marriage,
which was effected by- fraud and-misrepre-sentation.''
Tho Big Chnmplon In a end Stnto of Hilarity
and Bankruptcy.
Boston, October 1. John L. Sullivan,
self-nominated candidate for Congress and
manager of John L. Sullivan, the pugilist,
is here in a high state of hilarity and bank
ruptcy. Last night about 11:30 o'clock he
made his appearance in the Adams House
cafe in a silly, drunken state, and he was
penniless. He did not have money enough
to buy a drink. However, there were
plenty of gentlemen who were willing
to settle his check in order to es
cape trouble. Tommy Kelly, who
was the feather-weight champion about
1867, and who fought a desperate battle with
George Seddons in October, 1867, accom
panied him. Sullivan met a lot of people
he knew, and those he didn't know he
scraped acquaintance with by force of fist.
He hugged and slobbered all over Eugene
Tompkins, the, manager and owner of the
Boston Theater, and Sculptor Donoghue,
who has immortalized Sullivan in a statue
called "The Gladiator." They didn't like
it, but they did not say a great deal about
it Sullivan left in disorder about 11:30
Sullivan's business in Boston is to secure
money to earry on the sparring show. He
had sent his brother Mike on to get 53,000 in
the possession of Annie Livingstone. Annie
has a wise head, and refused to give up the
.money. Then Sullivan came on to get it,
but he couldn't find Annie, and there tho
matter rests.
He Says There Is No Truth In tho Mexican
Lead Oro Story.
Washington, October 1. An article
published to-day, setting forth the griev
ance which the Eastern lead men and West
ern smeltershave against Secretary Windom
for his failure to collect the duty on lead
ore mixed with silver, created much interest
here. The charge was made that Mr.
Windom's connection with the Texas,
Topolobampo and Pacific Railroad is the
real cause of his unwillingness to grant the
demands of the lead oie men.
Secretary Wiudom denies, of course, and
those who speak of him say that the best
proof of its untruthfulness is the fact that
he has already gained the ill-will of the
Mexican Government by his actions with
regard to the duty on lead ore.
Congress May Take Some Action to Change
tho Location.
Washington, October 1. The board of
army officers appointed to determine the fit
ness of the site already selected for the
bridge across the Ohio river at Louisville
has reported adversely to the building of
the bridge on that site which is on Mul
berry street and recommended its location
at the foot of Wall street.
Secretary Proctor, however, does not feel
warranted in revoking the consent to build
the bridge given by his predecessor and
will content himself with a transmission of
the report to Congress, which may act upon
its recommendations, providing the bridge
be not already built by that time.
An Investigation Into Army Life.
St. Louis, October 1. A military court
of inquiry convened at Jefferson Barracks,
12 miles south of here, this morning, to in
vestigate the charges of bad treatment of
army recruits at that post The Court was
organized and three witnesses examined in
secret session.
Following tho Example of Chicago.
Kansas City, October 1. The citizens
ofWestport, a suburb of Kansas City, to
day voted on the question of annexing the
town to that city. A small majority of the
votes cast, which were comparatively few,
was in favor of annexation. '
Is the One Who Figures Out ThaMne
Great Big-Surplus is Gone,
He Admits That it Is Seduced. $22,500,000,
Bat He Claims That
If the Surplus Were All Used Up, He His, it Weald
Still Ee There.
Assistant Secretary Batcheller says the
surplus isn't gone. He insists that it has
merely changed its form. It is there yet, he
says, but it wouldn't be recognized, perhaps.
Washington, October 1. One of the
most remarkable statements that have lately
been sent out from here is one that the
Treasury is practically bankrupt; that the
surplus has been ran down from $107,000,000
to $40,000,000 within a year; that cases
pending in the Court of Claims to the
amount of $250,000,000 will dispose of the
remainder, and so on. It seemed to arouse
inquiry, and theref )re the correspondent of
The Dispatch this morning tackled
Assistant Secretary Batcheller on the sub
ject of the bankruptcy of the Treasury.
That high official had just returned from
New York, and was engaged in the corridor
outside his office door, in a critical exami
nation of an old desk, which had been re
covered and varnished, possibly because the
Treasury was so near bankruptcy as not to
be able to buy a new one.
"The writer of that story is simply a bad
bookkeeper," said the genial General. "He
seems to imagine that, because the surplus
is reduced, It is destroyed. Take for in
stance the reduction of the surplus since
August 21. Of 4 and 4 per" cent bonds we
have bought upward of $22,500,000 worth,
at a less premium than any bonds were
bought by the former administration. Now
you may say the surplus is reduced to that
extent; but the money has really only
changed its form. The public debt is re
duced to that amount
"When a farmer takes money from his
bank account to raise a mort?a?e on hU
property, he does not reduce his available
funds, but puts them in better shape, and if
an ot tne surplus were used in tne same
way, it would be absurd to say the Treasury
is bankrupt
-"The United States pays out money
no faster than it takes it
in, and when appropriations are
exhausted before the end of a fiscal year
the want must be snpplied by a deficiency
appropriation bill, and there is no danger
that the revenues will not be kept up to an
amount sufficient to meet all demands ex
cept in case of a vast sudden expansion of
Officials of the Court of Claims were
much amused at the suggestion that the
cases pending there could have any appre
ciable effect on the surplus. Even after
claims are passed by the Court of Claims it
is difficult pi get a bill through Congress
appropriating money to pay them; The
spoliation claims, which have been
passed on favorably by the
Court of Claims, amount to upward of
$6,000,000, as stated in the story above re
ferred to. But the writer failed to state that
the bill appropriating money to pay them
fell a victim to filibustering tactics An
other bill cannot make an appropriation
available sooner than the latter part of
1890, and the probabilities are no such bill
will ever be passed.
Of the $250,000,000 of claims, which, are
nearly all from the South (the result of the
'war), very few are valid, and even the best
of them will have a hard time getting
through Congress, even if they should pass
the Court of Claims. Only one Southern
bill o: anv importance passed the last con
gress, and that involved only $95,000.
The Scat In the Supreme Conrt not Offered
to Anyone.
Washington, October 1. It is ex
tremely improbable, if not altogether cer
tain, that no appointment to fill the vacancy
on the Supreme Court Bench, caused by the
death of Justice Matthews, will be made
until after the assembling of Congress. The
court will only be in session a few weeks
before Congress meets, and since Rutl&dge,
of South Carolina, failed to secure confirma
tion as justice of the Supreme Court, and
was obliged to vacate his seat in conse
quence, no justice has taken his place until
confirmed by the Senate. There is no press
ing emergency demanding that a change
from this custom shall be made, and there
fore no appointment is likely to be made
until December. ,
Notwithstanding the statements that At
torney General Miller has been selected for
the place, it can be safely asserted that no
lender of the vacant justiceship has yet been
made to anyone. The President has had
this matter under consideration ever since
the vacancy occurred, and only 'to-day he
had a talk with Judge Marston, of Michi
gan, about the appointment
Proceedings In Marie Blaine's Divorce
Snlt Delayed for Awhile.
New Yobk, October L General Mc
Mahon said to-day, that no proceedings,
would be begun in the suit for divorce to be
brought by Marie Nevins Blaine against
James G. Blaine, Jr., until Mrs. Blaine's
physical condition was such that her
lawyers might confer with her on the sub
ject. At the present time no proceedings for
divorce have been instituted.
Mr. Philip Carpenter says he did call on
Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., Saturday night.
He avers, however,' that Mrs. Blaine some
time ago wrote him a note asking him to
call on her, and at that time told him fully
the story of her troubles with the Blaine
family. He says his call Saturday night
was purely of a personal nature, and that so
far as he knew, Mr. James G. Blaine Jr.,
was not at the hotel while he was there.
Thnt Is the Hope of tho Lawyers In tho
Cronln Case.
Chicago, October 1. A session of Judge
McConnell's court was held this afternoon.
The Court announced that he had ap
pointed Mr. Alphonso B. Shubert a special
deputy to serve venires in the Cronin case.
Mr. Shubert is an American and has never
before held any public office. Both sides
expressed themselves as satisfied with the
selection. Judge McConnell issued a venire
for 100 men.
Up to the recess to-night 627 jurors have
been excused, four accepted and sworn in,
and four are temporarily passed until to
morrow. The defense was rather lavish in
the use or peremptory challenges to-day,
and had only 17 left, 83 having been dis
posed of by them to 57 on behalf of the
State. Counsel express the hope that a
jury will be impaneled this weeK,
To be Principally Dwelt Upon by tho Pan
American Congress 'How Wo
Can Best Catch South
Washington, October 1. The Inter
national American Congress formally opens
'its session in' the old Wallach building, at
Eighteenth and I streets to-morrow, but the
great part of its work will be performed in
November, after theforeign delegates have
been given an opportunity to see the great
ness of the United. States. Mr. I. G. Pierra,
of the Spanish-American Commercial
Union, states an important fact when he
In a general way there are three subjects that
will be considered by the congress: firsVan
Increase fa- transportation 'facilities) second,
the establishment of a banking system, and
third, the manufacture of goods which will
suit the trade of the countries south of us.
The English and French have banking Institu
tions which deal exclusively with the trade of
those countries. Owing to the fact that they
possess but little capital, and need all of their
money to use in developing the country, which
Js new, the merchants require long credit. The
English give them from 9 to 12 months, with In
terest at from 6 to t per cent from date of In
voice. Notwithstanding this long credit, the
English still consider the trade so desirable
that they cater to it In every way possible, and
the banks In London and Paris engaged In the
South American banking business pay from 15
to 18 per cent dividends. If the United States
wants the trade it must cater to it.
If America will offer South America any
thing like the inducements which European
nations extend, I am sure they would prefer to
deal with this country. They must have what
they want, however, and of course cannot af
ford to have their goods sent by way of
Europe. That Is the only way they can get
them now, and unless they can afford the ex
pense of chartering a vessel.
Another important matter will ha the simpli
fication of the tarifis of the different countries.
Except to residents, the schedule of duties of
most of the countries are unintelligible, and it
Is consequently almost impossible to ship any
thing there without making a mistake. A
friend of mine was telling me of a Chilian mer
chant Who had ordered S175 worth of candy
from a New York firm. It happened that
some gum arabls was shipped in the lot and
the merchant, in consequence, was subject to
a fine of $2,700.
The visiting delegates express themselves as
very much pleased at the arrangements that
have been made to allow them to see the
country before the work proper of the con
cress begins. By the time they come back In
November they will have gotten folly ac
quainted with the American delegates, and
will have a much better Idea of the country
and its industries than that they obtained
through reading: I do not think this people of
the United States fully realize as yet the im
portance of the congress. In an economic
sense it is the greatest event in the history of
America. It Is also a great event morally, as it
will teach Europe that congresses may profit,
ably convene for purposes ot trade as well as
for the settlement of wars."
Tiro Scenes Attending the Trial of a Clergy
man for Bigamy.
Chicago, October 1. It was a touching
scene that occurred in Justice Prlndeville's
dock this morning when the Rev. Fred T.
McLeod was charged with bigamy. The
complainant, Mary McLeod, wife No. 1.
came from Nova Scotia to ascertain the
whereabouts of her jtrnant husband. She
had not been here long before she located
him. He was not alone. An elderly look
ing woman bounced a little boy on her knee
and taught the child to call Fred' ''father."
This settled it as far as Mrs. McLeod, No. 1,
was concerned. She obtained warrants for
the arrest of the pair, who spent the night
in a cell at the armory.
''We ask for a continuance, so as to secure
witnesses," said Mrs. McLeod Not l's at
torney. McLeod began to tremble. He looked
first at No. 2 and then at the Court
"They don't need any witnesses," he
"Do yon wish to waive?" asked the Court
"I guess so."
But No. 2 hugged her baby closer and re
quested to have it so. The matter dawned
upon her in all its seriousness. She uttered
a loud shriek1 and then stuffed her shawl
into her mouth, so as to prevent any further
outcry, while the tears flowed in streams
from her eyes.
"Well, I will continue the case until to
morrow. Bonds of $1,000 on each charge
for Mr. McLeod, $500 for Mrs. McLeod."
General Bingham Thinks tho Ex-Governor
Has Other Fish to Fry.
Washington, October L "I think.the
President would appoint General Hartranft
Commissioner of Pensions it he were cer
tain the General would accept," said Gen
eral Harry Bingham, as he met The Dis
patch correspondent to-day in the White
House grounds. The General had just left
the President, but would not say he had
conversed with him in regard to the com
missionership. "1 don't think, however, the General
would accept," added Mr. Bingham,
"though I have not had a word from him.
He has been Somewhat unfortunate in his
business investments, and is comparatively
a poor man. X understand he has recently
formed business connections that promise
well, and infer that he would not be justi
fied in accepting the head of the pension
office, as it would be no promotion for him.
If appointed he would make an exceedingly
able and popular Commissioner."
New York Selects Two of Its Parks for the
Big Exposition.
New Yobk, October L The exact loca
tion of the International Exposition for 1892
is probably settled. At a meeting of the
sub-Committee of the Executive Committee
on Site and Building, held this afternoon, a
set of resolutions were adopted which, in
substance, embodied the following:
The committee recommended the adoption
of a site comprising Riverside and Morning
side Parks, with adjacent lands. The com
mittee further recommended that no portion
of Central Park be used for buildings for
exhibition purposes. It expresses the be
lief, however, that it will be found de
sirable and in the true interests of the pub
lic to include in the fair inclosure the ad
jacent portion of Central Park, to afford
amplitude to the ground and the means of
obtaining refreshment and repose without
surrendering the rights of admission.
The Theft of It Leads to the Discovery of an
Old Crime.
Chicago, October 1. Louis E. Horton,
who was indicted recently for the larceny of
a bicycle from Hugh E. Whitney, was in
court this morning to prosecute another, R.
H. Dean, for the same offense. Horton
claimed this morning,"and has several wit
nesses to snbstatiate his declaration, that he
had taken the wheel from R. H. Dean in
exchange for 11 weeks board. Dean had
assured him he bought the machine. When
Horton was arrested, Dean had told him he
would go down to the conrt and clear him only
he was afraid that the authorities at Albany,
N. Y., would learn of his whereabouts and
apprehend him.
Dean stood in the prisoner's boxjand hung
his head, saying nothing.' The police have
been investigating his record and believe
his real made is n, Reid, and that he is
wanted at Albany for a $4,000 forgery. He
was held to the Criminal Court in $1,000
bonds. . . if
al Board of Stwa Kart-
in AHBsal Somioi.
Askei fe lasfeaia -
stractive Bridge SaUte.
! '
General Xegtey Ufgta.tt Imyrtonie t
The. National Board ef Ftoam, NaTifKig
began its eighteenth asaaal BUcMag ia IMs
city yesterday; Oeeaa, gulf aad iiitnml
interests were represented, aael me tapis
brought up were of vital nafctenal
portance. InternatkaaL oqwioreo wA
discussed, and action was takaa oooa .istjf
riverbridgea and the relation of taiUoaiie
water transportation under the fa tear iMe
commerce law. rf-"
It was a splendid body of mefi, rcprctnf
ing Immense interests, which apooablod sjs
11 o'clock yesterday forenoon la tfce lege'
dining ceo a flfce ,
MoaoDgafcek Seat:
It was the eh4aas
annual meetwg of the
A-iauesat ooars ,!
steam NavigaMeaf
and the second tiase it
has been held la this,...
ty. At the oponiay
of the session H g- -(lessen,
representing '
the steam vessel li .'
A. C Cheney,
JPretideni, f
ests of seven cities, were present Abmut
them was Mr. A-a Chenev. PresMest of h
s AUmUaVK U 1
ur .
tho Tisi-nt n.M..t.rti..t c.u -T--ii V?a
al Rank of New York City, Presideat of tfc
Nicaragua Canal Construction CeswtaT.
and head of Cheney's Towing Line. He k a. lt
rotuna, genial-looking genQesaaa, with
silvering hair. He stands among the, leaders
of commercial enterpriseria New York dtp,
and his name is a tower of strength to the
National Board. A striking figure aaeeg
the delegates from New York was General
James S..Negley, formerly of thk ojty. He
has recently returned from a visit to Barepe,
and he was warmly greeted both fcy Ms New .
York and Pittsburg friends. He fa the- J
unairman ol the Executive CeauaiMee. sad
prolific in Ideas for the advancement e
American bommeree.
Of other New York delegates Freak W.
Vosburh is the manager of the Sehuyler ' ;
Line oi new xonc
and Albany steam
ers, M. Moran and
Robert Stewart are
associated in the
ownership of har
bor tugs; Alexan
ander Smith is the
editor of the New
York Seaboard and
Reporter; D. X
Manger was form
erly Superintend
ent of tte Pennsyl
rania Railroad
. pj
Gen. Jamet S. ifeyfcK l
utive Committee. ?,
steamship service: C. H. Boyer is a
ber of the firm of L-. Boyer's Sons, owmag,
harbor steamers; C. A. Pool owns barber
steamers; L. Luckenbacb. and C. A,
Schanze are tug owners.
Of the eight Philadelphia delegates F. A. .
Churchman, G. W. Pride, A. 8 Hagaes,
E. B. Hand, S. B. Boyer, D,B. Helliajrr
and J. Gallagher are in the towing business,
while William P. Clyde is the head of the
firm owning the Clyde Coastwise and "West
India Steam Lines. C. M. Holloway, of
Cincinnati, is President of the United
States Mail Line Company and Superin
tendent of the Cincinnati and Big Sandy
Packet Company. He was President of the
Rivermen's convention held in Cincinnati
September 4 and 5. Captain J. S. Alex
ander is one of the owners of the steamer
New Mary Houston. Gus Mosset is the
agent at Cincinnati of the Southern Trans
portation Xine, J. A. Blackmore, J. D.
Parker and Alexander Montgomery are
steamboat owners at Cincinnati. J. H.
Stout, of Duquesne, la., is manager of the
Knapp, Stout & Company, which is en
gaged in the lumber business and own 10O
boats on the npper Mississippi. E. W.
Poole is a steamboat owner'of St Louis.
In the New Orleans delegation M. N.
Wood is president of the Coast & La
Fourche line of steamers. D. B Wood is a
tug owner. He succeeded Major E. A.
Burke as director general of the Cotton Ex
position in 1885. He is chairman of the
Executive Committee on Improvement of
the Western Waterways. Secretary J. W.
Bryant is the river editor-' of the Times
Democrat, and represents generally the
steamboat interests of New Orleans. Adolpk.
Grivot represents the Southwestern Trans
portation Company, which is engaged IsC
carrying cotton seed for the Southern Oil
Company. Thirty-two Pittsburg gentlemea
were present, as follows:
John A-Wood and Samuel L. Wood, of the
coal shipping Arm of John A. Wood A Son J
Addison Lysle and George Lysle, Jr., of George
Lysle & Sons; Benjamin F. Wilson, of the
Samuel Roberts Coal Company; J. B. Sne ithen,.
steamer Onward; Marshall McDonald, steamer:
Hornett; Bamnel 8. Brown and W. Harry -Brown,
of W. H. Brown's Sons: O.'
A. Blackburn, of Blackburn Bros.
C. Jutte, Jutto Line of coal boats
Thomas M. Jenkins, of T. M. Jenkins &Co
coal shippers; S. S. Crump, coal sblppen.
Simpson Horner, of Horner Roberts: Joseph.
Walton and L N. Bnnton. of Jos. Walton &
Co.; James W. Gould, steamer Pacific; W. J.
Wood, Monongabela Towing Company; Will
iam C. Gray and W. B. Dunlap, Gray's Iron
Line; D. E. Park, of Park Bros, dc Co., Lim.;
William B. Rogers. Time Coal Company and
steamer Tide; John Moren, Moren's coal line;
Captain Robert Boyd, steamer Elizabeth;
James A. Henderson, Pittsburg and Cincinnati
Packet Line; W. W. O'NeiL O'ileil's coal line;
Captain T. S. Calhoun, steamer Katie Stock
dale: J. O. Phillips, A. Gould, P. J. Forsyth and'
President Cheney called the meeting to
order and the minutes were read. The
President then read his annual address. He
insisted that all sailing vessels should carry
stern lights; that wrecks in bays and rivers
should be marked with danger signals until
cleared away; that rewards should be paid
for the annihilation of wrecks on the ocean.
and that steam vessels should be compelled
to go slow in fog. He said he supposed the
craze for swift ocean passage would continue"
until two ocean greyhounds meet in a fog. ,
and a thousand lives are lost He advo
cated the appointment of a Committee of .
Three to "lay the latter matter before the
International Maritime Congress, soon to
meet in Washington. His suggestions were
referred to the Executive Committee.
Treasurer Addison Lysle reported a cask
balance of 1,6S3 46, an increase of $483 11 '
in the year.
President Cheney called upon General
.Tames S. Nesrlev to present some tosies
which he had in mind. General Negley '
first called attention to tne American inter
national Congress, soon to meet la Wash-l
ington. He said; "A profound moral aadj?
political sentiment is apparent la the exlHr
bition of good-will and enterprise, it c
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