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Famous men tell in next Sunday's Dispatch
what they would do If they belonged to the
CLOSE TOTHE CHIEF.
Persons in the Confidence of
Alexander Sullivan Sum
THE SPECIAL GRAND JURY.
His Law Partner and Stenographer
Have Yerj Poor Memories.
SOME EATHEE EXCITING INCIDENTS
An Obstreperous SInster of Chancery TTn
cerrmoniouslr Bonnced by n Policeman
Stoltenbers? Released After an Unsatis
factory Examination Sullivan In Person
Is Directing ibo Operations of the De
fense Another Indictment Returned
Upon Fresh Evidence A Suspicions Tisit
to the Residence of the Cian-nn-GacI
Every effort is being made to trace ont
Alexander Sullivan's connection with the
Cronia jury conspiracy. His lav partner
and stenographer were yesterday examined
before the grand jury. Both proved to be
Tery unsatisfactory witnesses. Evidence
was produced, however, more firmly incrim
inating those parties already under arrest
rSPECXAL ItLECIUX TO THE DI6PATCH.I
Chicago, October 17. Henry N. Stolt
enberg, Alexander Sullivan's stenographer,
who was arrested last night because Judge
longenecker and his assistants thought he
was acquainted with the details of the jury
bribing conspiracy, was released at noon to
day after having appealed before the grand
jury. He proved an unsatisfactory witness.
Neither the State's Attorney nor the mem
bers ot the grand jury could persuade him
to make a single admission which could be
used in the prosecution of the prisoners.
He sore that he had never talked ex
cept in a casual way with Alexander Sulli
van about the merits of the Cronin murder
trial, that he never had any conversation
with Graham relative to jury bribing, and
that he conducted no secret business with
Graham during the period thelatter was ne
gotiating with Bailiff Hanks and Fred
Smith. The witness in fact so disgusted
the jurors that they were glad to let him
A TEEY POOE SIEHOET.
The stenographer was hard pressed when
Judge Iiongenecker reached the question of
Alexander Sullivan's correspondence before
and after the murder of Dr. Cronin, but the
witness did not remember writing a single
letter bearing upon the crime. He was
finally sent down stairs to the State's At
torney's office in charge of detectives who
delivered him to Mr. Hills nnd Assistant
State's Attorney Glennon. They tried their
pumps fin the prisoner fcr nearly an hour,
but with no better success. V
The stenographer bad barely entered the
room when the tall form of Master in
Chancery Thomas G. Windes, Alexander
Sullivan's law partner, rushed in to the
main entrance of the building. He was red
with excitement. He ran across the corri
dor and in a loud voice demanded that he
be permitted to see his clerk. He went to
the grand jury room in response to a sub
poena from the foreman of the jury.
too innocent rou ANr use.
His examination was Tery brief, for the
reason that he swore that he knew nothing
about the conspiracy. As he turned to
leave the star chamber the dignified Master
in Chancery asked Judge Longenecker for
a note authorizing him to see Stoltenberg at
once. The State's Attorney obligingly
wrote something on a slip of paper, which
he handed to Mr. Windes, with an injunc
tion to present it at the office down stairs.
A moment later the master stood before
the glass door that bars the entrance to the
inner sanctum of the State's Attorney's
office. Mr. Windes pounded vigorously on
the barrier. Big Officer Hutchinson opened
the door cautiously and asked Mr. Windes
if he wanted to see anybody.
"Yes, sir; I want to see Henry Stoltcn
berg," was the brusque reply.
"Well, you can't," retorted the officer
with considerable emphasis. "Stoltenberg
is not here."
GETTING BATHES EXCITED.
"I know he is," cried Mr. Windes, shak
ing the paper he held, "and here is my au
thority for an interview."
The officer shut the door and the Master
in Chancery stood in the corridor. 'He
heard the cautious opening and closing of
doors and a shuffling of feet inside the
room. He was positive that the stenog
rapher was being spirited away. Then the
door opened and Officer Hutchinson invited
Mr. Windes into the room. Stoltenberg
could not be found.
The Master now became furious. He de
clared that the prisoner was in the office
used by the Statea attorneys for their con
sultation, and then rushing across the room
attempted to open the door which served as
a barrier. This was more than the officer
could stand. Without further ceremony he
beized the stately Master in Chancery by
the clothing and ran him through two
rooms and out into the main entrance where
over a score of people were lounging.
BOUNCED TVTTHOUT CEBEMONY.
Mr. Windes fought desperately all the
way, but he was powerless in the grasp of
the big officer. As soon as the lawyer's feet
struck the tiling of the corridor the glass
door closed with a bang. As soon as he
could collect his thoughts Mr. Windes re
turned to the grand jury room and asked
Judge IJongenecker for a more specific order
granting him permission to see his stenog
rapher. It was now the State's Attorney's turn to
become bellicose. He told the Master in
Chancery that he had nothing to do with the
prisoner, who he said was in the custody of
the Chief of Police.
Mr. Windes, still clutching the Judge's
original order, soon afterward left the build
ingand hastened over to the Southside to
consult bis partner as to the next best course
to be pursued to reach Stoltenberg. j'nst
before the noon recess he came back and
again tried to pass Hutchinson, and failing,
as before, le Hastened to telephone and told
Alexander Sullivan that the officers of the
State were still obdurate.
CONSULTING "WITH SULLIVAN.
Tht two men convened over the wire for
serfl moments. The Mr. Windes ran up
stairs to Judge Baker's court room and
entered an application for a writ "of habeas
corpus for Stoltenberg. The writ was issued,
returnable a 4 o'clock. Wheu Judge Long
enecker heard of the master's strategy he at
once issued orders for Stoltenberg's release,
and the stenographer, for the first time in 16
hours, found himself free from the espionage
Besides Mr. Windes and young Stolten
berg still anothermember of Alexander Sul
livan's staff was forced to answer questions
relative to the jury-bribing conspiracy. E.
J. McArdle, a young lawyer, was escorted
into the jury room about noon on a subpoena
issued by the foreman. He was in charge
of two officers when served with the sub
poena. McArdle became violent, but after
ward consented to accompany the officers
He told the grand jury that he knew
nothing about the conspiracy which was be
ing investigated, and was quickly released.
The jury examined "a number of other wit
nesses during the dav, including Edward
Hoagland, the barber, "and Jerry O'Donnell,
the Government gauger. Otto Brickson, of
the big grocery firm of C. Jevne & Co., was
also a witness. He was the young man
whom Chief Hubbard took into the State's
Attorney's office late last night.
TEIED TO BRIBE HIM.
Rumor has it that he is one of Mr.
Jevne's clerks who was approached by the
jury bribers with a proposition to get into
one of the vacant chairs in the Cronin jury
box. The testimony of these three men was
so important that the jury voted to re
indict Kavanaugh, Hanks, Smith, Salo
mon, Graham and O'Donnell. Capiases
were issued for all the suspects, and, with
the exception of Salomon, all were locked
in separate cells in the jail.
Kavauaugh was the first man arrested,
and owing to the fact that his bond had
been increased to $10,000 for each of the two
indictments against him he had to stay be
hind the bars all night. His visit to Alex
ander Sullivan's office within 21 hours
after his release satisfied Judge Longenecker
that he is a man who needs watching.
Little Graham, looking natty in a new
suit of clothes, walked through the big cor
ridor to the jailyard at 6 o'clock. He was
followed by his bondsmen, Alderman
Whelan and Fred Trude, who, after a long
consultation with Sheriff Matson, secured a
conditional bond for the prisoner. To
morrow they will file a regular bond before
Judge Baker. No new jurors were secured
in the trial to-dav.
TO SUCCEED COX.
Amos J. Cntnmtnirs Nominated tor the Late
Humorist's Sent in Congress He
Accepts tbe Ilonor In a
rSFZCTU. TELEGHAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New Yobk, October 17. "The eyes of
the nation are upon you, and the attention
of the country is centered upon your delib
erations," said Julius Harburger to-night
to the Tammany Convention in the Ninth
Congress district, called to nominate the
successor to the late S. S. Cox, and when
the delegates had nominated the Hon. Amos
J. Cummings, and heard his speech of ac
ceptance, they assured each other that they
had done well.
Commissioner of Accounts M. F. Holahan
presided, and pronounced a brief eulogy of
Mr. Cox. President Harburger, of the
Steepler Association, rose when the Tenth
Assembly District was called on for nomi
nations. He described Mr. Cox as a phil
osopher, humorist, statesman, thinker and
friend, and declared that Mr. Cummings
would be a fit successor to him as being a
statesman, a humorist, aiUnkeran author
and a humanitarian, a man of the people,
and with and for the people.
Mr. Cummings' name was received with
uproarious applause, and ex-Assemblyman
William Sulser, who spoke for the Four
teenth District, evoked it anew bv second
ing the nomination. He quoted Speaker
Carlisle in describing Mr. Cummings as one
of the most judicions and conscientious pre
siding offiers that ever stepped up from the
floor of the House, and said that was high
praise from the best speaker the House ever
"New York must have the fair," said
Assemblyman Boesch, "and with the aid of
Congressman Cummings she doubtless will
have it." The committee returned withMr.
Cummings, and the candidate made a mod
est acceptance, disclaiming any ability to
fill Mr. Cox's place.
A SHIP'S CARGO SLIPS.
The City of Washington Driven Back to
Fort by nn Accident.
rSPECTAI. TELZQBAK TO THB DI8PATCH.1
New Yoek, October 17. There was
something of a scare aboard the steamer
City of Washington, just after she got out
side Sandy Hook, Wednesday evening. She
was bound for Havana and Mexican ports,
and had 35 passengers aboard. Captain
Beynolds noticed that the ship had a slight
list to port, while she was in dock at the
foot of Wall street but he thought she would
right herself when she got in stream. She
did not, however, and after passing the
Hook and plunging into the tall easterly
swells kicked up by the recent blow, the
list became decidedly uncomfortable to the
passengers, who crowded around the cap
tain and wantedto know if there was not
danger of the ship capsizing.
The captain quieted the passengers and
bad some of the deck cargo shifted. This
did not remedy the list any. A large num
ber of barrels of potatoes got loose and
added to the fears ot the passengers. Cap
tain Beynolds made another reassuring
speech to them, and then turned the ship's
nose back to port He anchored at Quar
antine over night, and returned to the com
pany's dock this morning. The cargo was
restowed. The captain said the vessel
probably would sail to-morrow.
A HIGUWAIMAN CAPTURED.
Jim Abercromblo Arrested for Stealing
$6,000 From an Express Ofllce.
rSPECIAL TELEOBAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
Birmingham, Ala., October 17. De
tective John Sullivan, of Memphis, arrived
here this morning, having in custody Jim
Abercrombie, arrested on the charge of
being the masked highwayman who robbed
the express office at Mill Point, Lamar
connty. This daring robbery has just leaked
out, although it occurred some ten days ago.
The amount obtained was $6,000. The
money had been sent to Mill Point by ex
press, consigned to contractors. Shortly
after the masked robbers entered the office,
and leveling revolvers nt the agent, made
him hand over the above sum.
Abercrombie was arrested nearBube Bur
rows' home, near Vernon, and although the
money was not recovered, Detective Sulli
van is confident he has a case against the
A SCaRCITi OP WATER.
ThercvAre Fears of herlons Results In the
Southern Part of Minnesota.
St. Paul, October 17. General J. H.
Baker, of Blue Earth county, ex-Commissioner
ot Pensions, was in St. Paul to-day,
and in speaking of the rodught he said:
A water famine, with all its attendant incon
veniences to the farmer, is what we fear now
in Southern Minnesota. The Blue Earth and
Minnesota rivers are lower than ever before in
the memory of tbe oldest inhabitants. The
lakes have lowered rapidly, (n tflo last two
months. Hundreds, and I may sav thousands,
of farmers are hauling water for miles for the
toclc Bain this fall Is imnrobable, and I know
of many farmers who will be forced to sell
their stock should no rain fall.
A CANADIAN EIPPEE.
The Whltechapel Fiend Has an Imitator on
This Side of the Ocean One of the
Victims Pound Dismembered.
rSPECXAL TOIOIUII TO TH DtSPATCIM
Ottawa, October 17. People along the
line of the Murray canal, near Trenton, hare
been thrown into a state of excitement'
over the discovery of the body ot "a.
young, well-dressed woman, in a vacant
shed near the canal bank, by two young
gentlemen out for a walk, who, observing
that the earth had recently been disturbed,
commenced an investigation which has re
sulted in the discovery of a woman's head.
The Coroner was at once notified and an
investigation made, resulting in finding the
woman's body in a horribly mutilated con
dition. The manner in which the job was
done suggested the melhodii followed by
Jack the Bipper. A missing leg was no
where to be found.
At the head of the spot where the body
lay a card was fastened to a stick with a lot
of doggerel written in lead pencil, while on
the shed a placard was placed warning
everyone to beware against trespassing in
the morgue. It is believed the woman was
enticed to the lonely spot (and there mur
dered., A PBOTESTANT JURY.
Tho English Government Wants Twelve-
Men of That Faith to Try Father DIc-
Fadden Almost n Riot In
tho Conrt Room.
London, October 17. The sturdy farmers
of County Donegal, Ireland, are evidently
in no humor to be trifled with by the Crown
officials, who began the prosecution of
Father McFadden and several ot his
parishioners, at Maryboro to-day, and if the
Crown attorney succeeds in his evident pur
pose of obtaining a jury of 12 Protestants,
it will not be without "many unseemly dis
turbances in the courtroom. So violent
were the Protestants to-day at the action of
the Crown in dismissing every Catholic
juryman . as fast as be appeared, that pro
ceedings had to bo suspended pending JJie
arrival of a large force of police who had
been sent for to preserve order.
Two jurymen who had been accepted by
both sides were told to stand down when the
prosecution were informed that they were
Catholics, and they became so enraged at
this treatment that they stubbornly refused
to leave their places. A platoon of consta
bles had to eject them from the
courtroom by force. In the struggle that
ensued several hotheaded members of
Father McFadden's flock took a hand, and
for a time it looked as though a riot would
be precipitated under the Judge's nose.
Another Catholic, when told to stand down,
after having been accepted, got very much
excited and shouted to the Crown At
torney that Father McFadden had
no share in the killing of Police
Inspector Martin, for whose murder he
stood indicted. He declared that he was
present and saw the blow struck which
felled Martin to the earth, and that Mc-
-fcadden had already escaped from the
church and was a mile away at the time.
The Crown at once ordered the detention of
the man as a witness, and though he pro
tested that he really knew nothing what
ever of the circumstances he was locked up.
It is not unbkely that serious trouble
will result if the Crown persists in its pres
ent course. Word has been sent to all the
Catholics about Maryboro that Catholics
are being rigidly excluded from the iurv.
and the excitement resulting is at such a
pitch that many of those notified will un
doubtedly come to town determined to see
justice done. A large force ot police is
already on the way to Maryboro from Dub
lin, and peaceably disposed citizens look
forward with some misgivings to the mor
row. THOSE PRAIER-B00K CHANGES
Create Any Amount at Confusion In the
Protestant Episcopal Convention..
New Yoke, October 17. In the Protes
tant Episcopal Convention this afternoon a
discussion on the proposed adoption of a
change in the prayer-book which had been
passed by the Bishops, but which was not
contained in any report, created a great
deal of confusion. Bev. Dr. Mann, of
Missouri, sought to have the changes
brouzht about but he failed, and Bey. Davis
Sessums, of Louisiana, said the house did
not understand the subject or they would
not vote it down. Dr. Sessums, however,
was suppressed and the changes were
The question of the adoption of the last
prayer in the book was then brought up.
Several speeches were made on this, and in
the course of the debate Mr. H. H. Hand
ling, lay member from Missouri, objected
to any more revisions. The only persons,
he said, who will be benefited by the revis
ion are the booksellers. Dr. Huntington
closed the debate, and the amendments pro
posed by the committee were adopted. The
house then adjourned.
MORE TROUBLE ABOUT SAMOA.
The Refusal to Recognize Mataafo, May
Reopen the Whole Question.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.l
Berlin, October 18. The semi-official
statement published in the North German
Gazette announcing Germany's refusal to
recognize Mataafa's election as King
of Samoa has created a con
siderable sensation here. The Ga
zette asserts that the other treaty
powers will certainly join Germany in her
refusal, as the conference held here in the
early part of last summer expressly agreed
to recognize Malietoa as King, and not
Meanwhile Minister Phelps is besieged
by newspaper correspondents requesting
interviews on the subject of the Sorth
German Gazette's announcement, but
refuses to talk for publication and has
been engaged most of the day in cabling
to Washington. He admitted to The Dis
rATCH correspondent to-day, however, that
the matter was of such importance that he
had addressed the German Foreign Office on
STABBED HIS WIFE IN CODET.
An Indianapolis Man Tries Ilard to Murder
His Better Hnlf.
tSFECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCU.l
Indianapolis, October 17. Henry
Smith, a huckster, was defendant to-day in
Justice Judkin's court on a charge of
threatening his wife's life. When Smith
was led into the court room he addressed
the 'Squire, saying he wasn't ready for trial.
The 'Squire asked him if he could furnish
bonds, and then Smith, turning to his wife,
said: "See what you have brought me to.
I'll fix you." With that he drew a large
knife from his pocket and sprang at his wife.
Grabbing her by the throat with the left
hand, he plunged the knife into her throat
within a quarter of Jin inch of the jugular
vein. He was about to stab her a second
time when 'Squire Jndkins sprang forward
and caught his arm.
Mrs. Smith fell to the floor insensible, and
Smith was soon overpowered and disarmed,
but begged for-tho knife, that he might cut
his own throat. Tbe trouble is due to jeal
ousy. One of the Probabilities.
Washington, October 17. A long
pending fight upon the office of the Com
missioner of Navigation will probably be
settled within the next 24 hour? by the ap
pointment of Captain W W. Bates', of
HARTRANFT IS DEAD.
Pennsylvania's Noted Statesman and
Soldier Has Passed Away.
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CLOSING HOURS OF' HIS LIFE.
A Gradual Sinking, Attended by Neither
HIS CAREER BOTH IN WAR AND PEACE.
One of the First to -Eejjoad toLIncela's Call for
John F. Hartranft, Major General nnd
ex-Governor of Pennsylvania, died at his
home in Norristown yesterday. The end
was peaceful, and his bedside was surround
ed by members of his family add near
friends. An outline of his career in mili
tary and civil life la given below.
' 'rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISFATCH.1
Nobbistown, October 17j Major Gen
eral John F. Hartranft, aftersnffering for
more than two weeks with a complication of
uremia, pneumonia and malaria, died to-day
at noon at his residence at Mam and Frank
lin avenue. General Hartranft for the past
few days has been growing noticeably
weaker, and his physician, 'Dr. Bead, in
formed his family late lastfnight that he
was dying. The General's1 wife' and mother
went at onci to his bedside, which they did
not leave until the end. Thin-two anxious
watchers noticed early this morning that he
was rapidly growing worse and they again
sent forDr. Bead. When the doctor entered
the room the sick man turned slightly and
attempted to speak. ,
"How do you feel, General?" asked the
HABTEANFT, A HEEO IN BOTH
The General did not seem to understand
the words and closed his eyes. Soon after
the doctor's arrival Samuel Hartranft, the
eldest son of the General, who had been at
Sheridan.Pa., reached the house. He went in
to his father's room and stood there in silence.
The dying General opened his eyes but
failed to recognize his son. Then he be
came unconscious. The entire family was
summoned and gathered about the bedside.
The General did not regain consciousness. His
death was a gradual sinking accompanied
by no pain or stmggle. Colonel Sylvester
Bonnaffon, Jr., of the Third Begiment, ar
rived at the house in time to see his old
friend and comrade pass away.
The news of General Hartranft's death
was at once telegraphed to all parts of the
country and the public offices and Bephb
lican clubs at Norristown placed their flags
at half mast. Many letters and telegrams
of condolence were received from friends of
the family. The funeral will take place on
Monday. The burial will be at Mont
gomery cemetery with full military honors.
EEPLETE WITH INTEREST.
A Sketch ofthe Career of the DeatTGeneral
and Governor Among the First to
the Front Civil Honors
From HI State.
The career of the dead man is one succes
sion of stirring episodes. A sketch of the
leading Incidents of his life follows;
John Frederick Hartranft was born In New
Hanover township, Montgomery county, Penn.,
on the 16th of December. 1830. Be was tbe son
of Samuel E. and Lydia (Bucher) Hartranft,
both of German origin. He received his ele
mentary training in bis native county. At tbe
ace of 19 he entered Marshall College, and at
the end of one year be possed to Union College,
Schnectady, N. Y.T where he graduated In 1853.
He distinguished himself in mathematics and
civil engineering and was popular among his
fellows, being selected as their leader for so
ciety positions likely to be hotly contested,
and. as in later years when on the broad arena
of State and national politics, was sure to
come out of the struggle bearing the palm.
He practiced his favorite employment, civil
engineering, for a time, having been engaged
In surveying the line of tho Mauch Chunk and
Wilkesuarre Railroad, and subsequently of a
proposed route from Chestnut Hill to Doyles
town. In 1851 be was made Deputy Sheriff of
Montgomery county by the death of tbe in
cumbent, although of opposite politics, his
business tact and popularity commending him
above all others who were eligible. In this po
sition he continued for two terms, a period of
K years. In the meantime he read law, and
was admitted to practice in 1859. In Norris
town, whero he then resided, be served as mem
ber of Council, School Director and President
ot a fire company,
EAELT TO THE FEONT.
When the war broke, out he proceeded to
Harrisburg and tendered the services of the
Fitty-flrst Begiment, which were promptly ac
cepted and it became tbe fourth of the line.
Its terra of three months expired just previous
to the first battle ot Bull Bun and it was mus
tered out, but Hartranft returned to the field
and was assigned to duty on the staff of General
Franklin. Some time previous he had sought
and obtained permission to recruit a regiment
for three years or the war. An organization
was speedily completed In which he was
Colonel and was sent under Burnside to the
coast of North Carolina. The troops bad a
stormy passage and were with difficulty landed.
Tbe enemy was Intrenched on Roanoke
Island, and Hartranft led his men through a
swamp and attacked them in tbe rear, com
pletely routing them and capturing tbe entire
force. An advance on .Newbern was then
begun, and after a long struggle the town was
captured. Hartranft was not present in the
affair at Camden, tbe only engagements which
his regiment had a part while he remained at
its head In which he did not participate. Sick
ness In his family lnducecChlm to ask for a
furlough of 20 days.
. It was about the time he was asked to accent
the nomination for Surveyor General of the J
I ypT" Ilk 1
I ' -fls III ' I
OOTOBER 18, 1889.
State. He declined to do So, elvlag as his
reason that bis country needed him in the
neld. On July 22, 1SEJ, Burnsldo baring re
turned to Virginia, Was organized the Mnth
Corps, with which Hartranft and his regiment
were Identified. It was hurried forward to the
relief of Pope, who was beginning to feel the
weight of the enemy's power.
THE POSITION OP BONOB.
Hartranft was ordered to retire across tbe
Rappahannock and act as rear guard to the
column in Its movement back. A few days'
fighting brought the contending forces upon
the old battle field of Bull Bun, Hartranf t's
position on the field being almost identical with
that on which he had fought in the first battle.
Three times with desperation tbe enemy
charged, but he met an unyielding resistance.
Finally General Ferrero, with one of his regi
ments, retired under a misconstruction of or
ders; but Hartranft, who had received his com
mands from General Beno, held fast his ground
with two remaining regiments until tbe way
was clear, when he withdrew with his guns un
molested. Do less calm was his conduct at
Chantilly. He bad posted his guns where they
would be peculiarly effective, when he was or
dered bv Rann to withdraw them. This he re
fused to do until he had seen that officer and
explained bis position, lielyinR upon his judg
ment, Reno directed him to remain.
At tho Southern Pass, near Jenners Gap, he
again met the enemy, and he was suddenly as
saulted on all sides. Falling back to a wall be
opened in reply, and by steadr and stubborn
fighting held his arsailants in check until rein
forced, Tbe next battle in which he took part
was Antietam, wherein he was ordered to take
the bridge, a most perilous undertaking, but he
succeeded after a desperate struggle.
It was after the charge at Spottsylvania Court
House that he was commissioned Brigadier
General. In December, 1881, be was assigned
to command of a division of new troops, and
his first engagement alter this was at Fort
Steadman, where he was given the rank of
Brevet Major General, and ne was everywhere
hailed as the hero of Fort Steadman. In the
campaign at Vicksburg he led a brigade.
A OLOBIOU3 VICTOET.
The Rebel works stood as they had for nearly
a year previous, defying the best efforts of the
Union army. Hartranft's division had never
been In but one engagement belore that at
Steadman. Accordingly it went'to work with a
confidence that old troops would have lacked.
A murderous fire from tbe whole Bebel front
tore their ranks, but they moved on unfalter
ingly until they had won tho fight, the rout of
the enemy being complete. The Rebel cordon
was broken, and that city, which for so long
had withstood the Union armies, was finally
compelled to yield to the gallant division of
After the murder of President Lincoln the
MILITARY AND CIVIL XIPE.
Secretary of War appointed Hartranft to take
charge of the prisoners accussed of the crime.
General Hartranft was elected Auditor
General of Pennsylvania In October. 1865, as a
Bepublican. and on August 29, 18G6, the Presi
dent offered him a Colonelcy In the regular
army, which be declined. General Hartranft
was re-elected Auditor General in 1868, and
1872 was Governor of this State. The militia
of Pennsylvania was entirely reorganized on a
military basis during his two terms as Gover
nor. Tbe plan of municipal reform that was
snggested by him in 1876 was adopted in 1885,
the Mayor ot Philadelphia being elected under
Its provisions in 1887. Immediately after the
close of his secona term as Governor he re
moved to Philadelphia. He was appointed
postmaster of that city in 1S79, and Collector ot
the Port In August, 18S0. He was In IS87 Major
General, commanding tbe National Gnard of
Pennsylvania, which post he held by appoint
ment since 1879.
On January 25, 1854, he was married to Miss
Sadie Douglass Sebring. The Issue of this
marriage has been six children, of whom four
survive, two sons and two daughters.
The Flan at Half-Mnst.
ISrECXAt, TIIEPBAH TO THE DISFATCH.1
Habbisbubo, October 17. Tbe Capitol
flag was half-masted to-day in respect to
the memory of Governor Hartranft.
Gold Lace Discarded by the Members of
the maritime Conference The Two
Delegates Who Do Most
of tbe Talking, ,
Washington, October 17. The mem
bers of the International Maritime Confer
ence upon assembling for business to-day
were found to have discarded gold lace,
epaulets and decorations, and were clad
in the more somber garb of the civilian.
The assemblage had the general appearance
of a meeting of business men, who were
gathered for a purpose which they knew
how to secure.
It was soon manifest that the two talking
members of the conference were Messrs.
Goodrich, ofthe United States Delegation,
and Mr. Hall, of the British. Both are
leading admiralty lawyers and fully in
formed as to tne subject at hand. Tbe
British delegates, except Mr, Hall, main
tained perlect silence. He is their author
ized spokesman, and while he is present,
the others have nothincr to. sav. Mr. Good
rich's colleagues, however, occasionally
iouna it desirable to supplement ms enorts
by remarks of their own. The delegates
from Norway and Sweden promise to be
come important members of the Congress
and when better acquainted, these delegates
who are compelled to use the French
language in addressing the conference will
doubtless be heard from more frequently.
To-day they labored under the disadvant
age of having no interpreter, but that will
be remedied to-morrow, it is promised.
The discussion to-day was based upon the
"Revised international rules and regula
tions for preventing collisions at sea." con
tained in a circular issued by the United
States Treasury Department in September,
188?, This was adopted at the suggestion of
the American delegates,, as a basis for ac
tion, because it was in convenient shape and
afforded a good starting point. Votes upon
suggestions or propositions of change are
Seldom taken, for 'the reason that after the
regulations shall have been thoroughly dis
cussed they will be put into shape for final
acceptance by committees appointed for
that purpose, and whb will be guided in
their work by .the expression of the confer
ence, It is the opinion of delegates that
the conference will not be able to consider
all the questions proposed in the programme
in the time to which its ezistenee is limited
by the act authorizing it.
WHY TAMER LAUGHS
If He Can't Be Pension Commissioner
Himself, He Can at Least
KEEP GENERAL BUSSEY OUT, ALSO
How Harrison is Sept From Selecting the
A HAN WHO DOESN'T DO HIS OWN WORK.
Peculiar Position in Which Tics PreiUent Morton
And now it is claimed that Assistant Sec
retary Bussey is the stumbling block in the
way of the President's appointing a Com
missioner of Pensions. The General wants
the place himself, and Tanner is determined
he shall net hare it
(SPECIAL, TSLEOBAJt TO T&S CI8FATCH.1
Washington, Ootober 17. Ittranspires
to-day that one reason why President Har
rison has met with so much trouble in his
efforts to appoint a Commissioner of Pen
sions is that Assistant Secretary Bussey, of
the Interior Department, has been for sev
eral weeks past an earnest candidate for the
place. His candidaoy is somewhat embar
rassing to the President and to Secretary
Noble, his best friend.
It is not thought that General Bussey can
succeed in his ambition, but there is a quite
general opinion that if the pending Investi
gation of the Pension Bureau Is poshed to
its logical conclusions, Bussey will cease to
be even an assistant secretary. The one
month's leave of absence granted Commis
sioner of Pensions James Tanner having ex
pired, that gentleman regards himself a
private citizen, and therefore in a position
to do some talking. He has been
COEKED UP FOE A LONG XXttX
and is glad to be free. The especial object
of the corporal's wrath is this same ambi
tious General Cyrus Bussey. This official
is the man who is, perhaps, the real cause
of Tauuer's downfall, and the latter is not
likely to overlook the fact, .
General Bussey is not feeling comfortable
just now, for he knows that Tanner isuot
altogether a fool, and he is afraid of what
the ex-Commissioner may say. The truth is
that the removal of Tanner did notset every
thing right in the Pension Bureau. There
are other officials there who have been as
peculiar in the conduct of their offices as
Tanner was, and they are not croing to be
given a clean bill of health if Tanner and
others can help it. In fact, certain inti
mate friends of the President have told him
that it would be
A VEBT GOOD THTNO
fcr his administration if Assistant Secretary
Bussey and Acting .Commissioner Smith
were allowed to follow the Corporal into re
tirement. All of the recent misdoings of the Pen
sion officeofficials are not attributed to Tan
ner, and the President and Secretary Noble
know this well. Tanner was the victim,
but it is plain to those who knew anything
at all about the management of the office
that he was in a large measure made the
catspawof Bussey and,Smith Tanner is
mad now, and has begun to talk. His pub
lished interview to-day is only his first
shot, but it was very good. The old.
soldiers .aof .r.tha t-conntrrr..thofe -iJtho.J
araw pensions.. wui as inose wno uo
not, will not be pleaacsto hear that the de
cisions of the office, which are final .and
beyond appeal, are written by a Kentucky!
Democrat who was not a wounded soldier.
General Bussey admits to-day that he does
not write his own opinions, and he also ad
mits that his famous order rebuking Tanner
for his liberality in re-rating pensions was
withdrawn in order to be revised for the
perusal of posterity.
Tanner is greatly pleased with the first
shot he has fired at Bussey. and be promises
to unload heavier gnns very soon. He may
not have the opportunity, however, for it is
altogether probable that before many weeks
go by Bussey will be no longer Assistant
Secretary. It is said at the Department
that even his best friend, Secretary Noble,
has begun to doubt the General's fitness for
the place of Assistant Secretary, and is pre
paring to unload him. It will be remem
bered that Russey's only recommendation
for the appointment was the fact that he
had served in Noble's regiment during the
war. He was appointed from New York,
but repudiated by the citizens there, as he
lived in Iowa.
Secretary 'Noble stood by Bussey during
all the early troubles in the Pension Bu
reau, but is beginning to weaken on him
how.. The relations of the two men, it is
NO LONGEE COBDIAL,
and there is a strong impression among the
officials of the department that Noble would
like very much to get rid of both Bussey and
Smith and have a new deal all around.
Tanner's intense dislike of Bnssey began
when he learned the General was working
to have himself appointed Commissioner of
Pensions. He Has hated and mistrusted
him ever since he first discovered the Gen
eral's ambition, and be is determined to fire
at him until he fires him out of the depart
ment, DOESN'T DO IT ALL HIMSELF.
Secretary Bnssey Admits That His Work
Is Elaborated by Others.
Washington, October 17. General
Bussey, Assistant Secretary of the Interior,
was asked to-day, what he had to say in
regard to Commissioner Tanner's assertion
that a member of the Board of Pension
appeals wrote his (Bussey's) decisions in
pension cases. General Bussey said that
anyone familiar with the business of a
publio office mutt know that the head of
the office could not do all tbe work himself.
While it is true that my decisions are written
by others, yet they are prepared in accordance
with my Instructions and after consultation
with me. I could not pretend to do the work of
writing ont these decisions, but I can and do
examine the cases, and upon tho facts set forth,
and in accordance with the law, 1 reach a con
clusion which is set forth In the decision. As to
that part of Mr. Tanner's interview In which he
says that he was not able to find my decision
reversing his M order In tbe Pension Office
files, I have only to say that, this order formed
a portion of an opinion in a case, and as it wis
not elaborated as fully as I desired, I withdrew
it and substituted another decision, which set
forth at length my views relative to the order,
and gave tho reasons for rescinding It. I made
this decision In the regular course ot business,
and not especially because I wished to reverse
any action of Mr. Tanner.
A LITTLE LATE COMING. IN.
The Heads of Departments Slow In Report
ing Their Probable Expenses.
Washington, October 17, At the Cab
inet meeting Tuesday Secretary Windom
urged upon his colleagues the necessity
of forwarding to him the. estimates
of expenditures of their respect
ive departments for the fiscal year
1890-'91. These estimates are usually for
warded to the Secretary of the Treasury
about this date, but a portion of tbe War
Department esti'mitcs are all that hays
reached the Treasury Department as yet.'
Secretary Proctor says he will have his
all in this week, aqd it is expected that the
others will be.in Secretary Vjr inden'i hands
wltfiln itaA mart aw A &vt.J
FIGHTING AGAIflST SUSSELIv
Senatora Quay and Cameron Comblao to
Defeat the President's Bon.
tSPECIAL TXLEOSAK TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, October 17. The only
tangible result ofthe visit of Senators Quay
and Cameron at the White House to-day
was the appointment of Bosbyshell Super
intendent of the .Philadelphia Mint in
place of Daniel M. Fox, who was
asked for his resignation yesterday.
The question of Walters for Sur
veyor of the Tort was discussed, but
no conclnsiop was reached. Mr. Walt its
appears to be the choice of nobody but Mr.
Bussell Harrison, and several prominent
Philadelphians are here to protest against
such favoritism as the appointment of a
person who has no other recommendation
than ihe fact that be was a college mate of
the son of the President, and that on that
account he voted for Harrison from the be
ginning ofthe Chicago Convention.
Mr. Walters is from Chester county, and
counts a good deal on tbe support of the
Quakers, but this evening several Quakers,
arrived in the city to protest againt the ap
pointment. George Leland, who has been:
the candidate ofthe Pennsylvania Senators,
went home this evening feeling greatly dis
couraged, but the Impression is that the
Senators will make so strong a fight that
tbe influence of the sou of the President
will not be sufficient to accomplish the ap
pointment of Walters. Nothing has been
done in the matter of the Pittsburg post
office. THEI OWN MORE THAN HALF.
Tho Standard Oil Company's Share of the
Tank Cars of the Country, g
rSPECIAI, TXLSQBAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, October 17. When thf
testimony closed to-day in the oil cases pend
ing before the Inter-State Commerce Com
mission, counsel agreed to await the print
ing of the testimony before proceeding with
their arguments. The commissioners said
thev would be urenared tohear thesttornp.vs
of the respective parties sometime in
the latter part of November, the date to be
definitely settled in ample time to afford
counsel an opportunity to prepare arguments
and briefs. It was also understood that the
case of Bice, Bobinson & Witherop, which
involves the same issues as the ease of the
Independent Refiners' Association against
the Pennsylvania and othr railroads, should
be argued at the same time.
No new facts were developed at to-day's
session. Assistant Manager Payne, of the
Union Tank Line, testified to the number of
tank cars owned and operated by his com
pany. He said the Standard Oil Company
owned 4,497 cars, of which 300 were leased
to other parties, out of a total tank car
equipment in the United States of 7,864.
A NON-RESIDENT APPOINTED.
The New Attorney for the District of Colam
bla From Wisconsin.
Washington, Oetoberl7. The District
Commissioners appointed George Hazelton,
formerly a Bepublican member of Congress
from Wisconsin, to be attorney for the
District of Columbia to succeed Mr. A. G.
Biddle, who recently resigned to take effect
December 1 next. Major Baymond. the
engineer Commissioner, was strongly op
posed to Mr. Hazelton's selection, but his
two civilian colleagues on the board favored
Mr.Hazelton was a candidate for Dis
trict Commissioner, but his appointment
was opposed by many residents of the Dis
trict, on the ground that he did not belong
here. He was indorsed for tbe office to
which be was to-day -appointed bv Secre-'
ME."M0RT0N IN A BOX.
Between -Two Fires oa the Sahjeet of Stga
Injr an Applfeatlon'far License.
rSPECIAL TXLXQBAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, October 17. Vice Presi
dent Morton has been here for two days.
His new hotel, the Shoreham, is soon to be
opened to the public. The proprietor of the
cafe has been preparing to commence selling
to-morrow. At the last moment to-day,
however, he discovered that he must first ob
tain a liquor license. To do this it is nec
essary to first get the consent of the adjoin
ing property holders.
Some of the signatures were obtained
easily enough, but others were more diffi
cult to secure. Among tbe latter class was
that of tbe Vice President himself! Ha
happens to be the owner of the adjoining,
property. He was therefore applied to to
sign a petition to grant himself a liquor
THE TESTIMONY COMPLETED.
Arguments In (he Oil Cases Have BeenFost-
poned Until Next Month.
Washington, October 17. Testimony
in the oil cases of the Independent Refiners'
Associations of Oil City and Trtusville versus
tbe Pennsylvania Railroad Company and
others was finished this morning. The ar
guments by counsel were deferred until
some time in the coming-month.
The case of Bice, Bobinson and Witherop
versus the Western New York and Penn
sylvania Railroad, another oil case which
had been continued from Titusvilla so as to
make the testimony in the previous cases
applicable to it, was also closed and argu
A MICHIGAN WELCOME.
The International Delegates Receive aa
Oration at Aaq Harbor CoIIrse
Students Do Honor to The
Goests of the Nation.
Ann Abbob, High., October. 17. Not
since Albany's reception of tbe All-America
excursion has such a scene been pre
sented as that which greeted the travelers
when the train stopped at the depot
here at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The green hillside that opposes
the depot was crowded with people.
Buddy and stout-limbed children filled all
the interstices between the grown folks.
Flags hung from nearly all the windows in
the vicinity, carriages filled with residents,
and wagons, of pattern new many years ago,
and filled with folks from the surrounding
country side blocked all street approaches,
save the loute along which the excursionists
were to be driven to Michigan University.
As the party filed from the train to car
riages, the hillside became a bank of flutter
ing handkerchiefs and flags. The children
cheered shrilly, the older people shouted,
and a collection of brass instruments
manned by students sounded three cheers.
The foreigners of the party were filled with
wonder and pleasure. The scene had stir
ring elements, but the surprise of the occa
sion came five minutes later when the car
riages had passed up tho hillside roadway
onto the main street. Along each side was
a line of hearty, lusty and splendid faced
young men. Away ahead stretched a lane
thus formed, through which the car
riages slowly passed, each class meantime
shouting their various cries with waving
hats, hands and canes.
Twenty-five hundred in number there
were and many of the foreign delegates with
difficulty were made to understand that all
were of one educational institution. Presi
dent Angell welcomed the delegates to Ann
Arbor, and one ot the South American
members made an appropriate response.
Song closed. the exercises, and the delegates
and attaches were escorted to dinner, which
was partaken of at the residences of Presi
dent Angell, Profs. Cooley and. Sogers. A
tour of the university btuldiMS) aad a re
centioa ended tbe.dav'a ppeeWiss. and at
10 o'clock tfce ezMrsioa party was seeediag
an its wav ta ttsaaUt '- 3 , " ".
OF LITCIA fIBRNDO
sill, wBJ appear Is aeatT8dar'i
bishop llyas, bat He
1 ' "" v .
SCOUTS TIB JfATIMflL POSJIFIS
it Being the FatrVftf X SaaV
Obliquity of Y'mim. '
HOW HIS HOLINESS MIGIT II SI1WS1
Wttaoat la Any Sense Fsrfcittac fete
M. Beuan's sessatioBal story by
about the Pope's removal from Xcb mAi
the substitution, of Natieaal ?e.ftd
scouted hv Arenriidun Viri. a .WmJ&
delphia. Ha is not q trite so nriteWiiltJ
the Pontiff may not ocanijehU pjaee1 -rsi- ,
dencej but the other theory is treated mj
ridiculous. Other Catholic leaden toKc
the snhiprt. -3.'
rsPXCTAL TZLK3RAX TO THE DWrATS.!
Philadelphia, October 17. Tfce &-
patch from Paris giving M. Urnest &' j
views regarding the future -of tssfisier,.
and his opinion that the Pope's departwel
from Borne in the near future was ir-
Itable, coming from so distingaiAed
source, naturally caused sesetfciae aia,
sensation, not only among Bomaa C&thetfei,'!
but even among Protestants m
churchmen. Archbishop Byan. whea
by The Dispatch jepresentative, &$&
carefrjalr reading M. Italian's tmvh. ui
"As to the question of 'National Pal-'i
tnat is an impossiouity. At is lBtemfwtm ,
witb the constitution aad character of" ?
Church. As to the probability of Hk BM-
ness departure from Borne, I do not I
that the complication wbieh have imm
are as vet snficleatlv cravn ta dnmnai'i
important and definite a step.
His Grace also substantially laJsmst MmJ
following sentiments, expressed by a 1
nent Catholic gentleman, who requeeta titer!
ms name he withheld froa paMMaus. MKi
wnose remarks voiced tne geaerai unwssi
of several Catholic laymen iatarvkwed.'
The cablegram, whiek fa rojpHed lty ..
some as meanintr that 'tie Pose mnsthsTa
Borne, proves, when analyzed, to be mttttfy
the personal views of OL. iteaaa wM, -ever,
acute as an observer of eveaisr-aMl e
one Antrht to dpriT ril ahirltlca ta Ms imMsi-
liar line is nevertheless isfideHa bis -
dencles of thought, and his theories' ai.at.
unquestionably colored by his peculiar ofirJ
of mental training'. Tor iottaBee.M. Bsk
shows Ills acuteness, whlei, after all, fa ?
so very acute, in statists as Ms opiriswjj
thai tbe Pope will ultimately have to fa
the Eternal City. So far, he is witttis WW
bounds or correet logte aad proMMe I
but his deductions as to the resah are i
JU UU fcUB HiKfc. AlXttd MtQfO HIU WV OT SSWi-C
-.. r.f.- .1- " .... -
ue will ua mram a xi suoaai rm IB sssjpt
or any eoontrr m an id, too wltfelr I
ous to merit aay thing, aad you. may past -''
surea tnat uauteucs nowjtera BaveMi
of such result.
"There hare, jadeed, freqtteasjy
anti-Popes; bt there sever was. SH I
will be, asaa histories! fcet, bat m 3
' existlng.flt see awl ska i
Pace is, everywhere aad
,- ww.-. M -v
" ' ... . . T - !
"suppose, rer exasiBM, oh jmm
to drive out th Pope and ssW Jk
what thev would stvlea Pone fcr
and seat him in St. Peter's chair.
Pope; legitimately elected was fc
side in Loaden,the latter aad aei tite
would be the Pope, aad at tbe saa
Bishop of Borne. Such was Um ease
the 70 years' resid-enoe of toe
"Suppose, further, that Borne M a
were entirelv destroyed, so that- aot w
vestige of its ruins remaiaed or wis
once the site be known. Evea ia that
the Bishop of Borne would still be
and the Pope be Bishop of Bosae. 2Ta
ter where his residence was aetaally
either permanently or temporarily.
though Borne the city were anaihWatos)
Home as a diocese and as tie Bee w Mta
Sovereign Pontiff's ifideatraetible. ':
"Now as to the qaestios of the Pe leaf
ing Borne: While such as eveot Is sew
desirable, yet it is by no means unaMftL asaa
has occurred several times during the fat
ent century. Jfius a. died aa elite astel a
prisoner la 1803. Pius VU. was fcr a )
time napoleons prisoner at JrontMttM?
Even Pius IX. liberal as he was kt Ma
political tendencies, had to flee ia disgswW
in 1S49, ana remained two or three yean
Gaeta. It is a comparatively aossss
event in the history of the Papacy bt
result is ever tne same.-
f IGHTINS THE GOYEKSMMrT.
TheXToked States Express Cassaaasr la BM
pallor a Technical 2 etet.
Washington, October 17. Ta
of the United States Express CoBy,te-j
ship notes ot small
Washington to baaks tareugliiTt tfcs
try at less than the regalar ratte 1ms i
ticallr stopped the issae of amtil
Heretofore these ssiprseato were stode at
the rate agreed upon by the express
pany in its contract fer ttte tnasjwislfcst
of Government mosey. These-- xfttosMto
verr much less than the recttlw'ajsW, aiH
permitted the distribution of 'sar'is)e;t' J
points in an parts 01 tae eon wry, wspssa
they were in great demand, afacoiasaa ,
tiyely slight cost. The compaay now heWs,'!
however, tnattnese notes, aaviag oeea ;
ticallr purchased from the Govaraatsat 1
private firms, are no longer tfwafsMtt;
money. The shipments are awdfl armr
United States Treasurer upon weeiptea,
regular certificate of deposit at kite wa-
Treasury, Xew xors
An issue has now been raised beta ten the -
Treasury officials and the express a
as to whether the latter is not eossfeifad
carry these notes under the rates urassrifci
in the contract for the kansportaUea 'etj
Government funds. Tbe former haUkt&at '
the notes are Government money, wMsfei
the meaning of the contract until MteyMiwji
actually been received oy the MM
which they are intended. The eemas
that the notes cease to be Go vara sua t
money from the time the eanivaJeat
is made with the sub-treasury. Ia order tec
settle the question Secretary Window
called upon the Solicitor of tho Tfsaswyi
for an opinion as to th? ngaa of we i
eminent in the matter. The. iai
prevails that the Solicitor will
the express company is bound to treat I
shipments as uovernmest money.
B0UUSG1B WILL 60 I lUM
The Geaerai Only Wait log tar the
Moment ta Arrive
Paris, October 17. The
which presented to GeMnl BoiHigsc
address sent by the Natieaal CoswJWea
the Island of Jersey, was headed by
Turquet and Deroulede. The add
ssres the General ofthe idelitr of tka
to hia oaase aod of their aostSdewM ii
It is stated that Geaseai
gorrasa jstseyto jwssmh st
BUUssdssaaU Er" sW&EBBas H BssUskSSnal
UWWWWWJ assrfasn sfU VPV
r $ru -ic'-4 '" . i4l