Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 19, 1889, Image 1

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And so Is THE DISPATCH. Its news
is not colored to favor faction or
pavty.jlt Is progressive, earnest and
Is (resigned to eoa-aset Pittsburg with
the Lakes, The Dispatch connects
Pittsburg with the wbola world evory
d3y. Its readers are well posted.
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"Will tlieErie SMp Canal be
Than Has Been Thought.
But Its Advantages Too Obvious to
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Jfeed a Kew Recital.
Governor Beaver's Absence Alone .Hinders
the Official Surrej.
' tfee State Canal Commission has met It
f"S . didS-ery little at its Bochester session yes-
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ihindrsnce to an immediate official survey
ofoae of the three routes the ship canal
ain&ytake. A Commissioner says it will be
tthexnost expensive national project "Uncle
i"Sam- ever undertook, and likewise one of
theinost nrontable. "None of the maps or
'.data have as yet got out of official bands.
rraox ock special cosdhssioneb.
''.Rochester, Pa., December 18. The
PcShip Canal Commission held a meeting to
-day in the private office of W. S. Shall en-
E.berger. of the First National Bank of
?'iSuST?w;ttor All tint members were nresent.
Jj?rlilr. Brewer, of Erie, and Mr. Goodwin, ot
:fsharpsburg, came in on the early train over
theEneand Pittsburg Bailroad. Colonel
f? ,"" S. P. Boberts and Captain John A. "Wood,
t .,", of Pittsburg, arrived on the accommodation
i - at 9.33 central standard time. The meeting,
I which was held with closed doors, lasted
' -rnHl 1 nVlnr-.t when the members ad
journed to the Doncaster House ior dinner.
-. After dinner the members made a visit to
the old dam and lock in the Beaver river,
at the npper end of town. After they re-
turned they held another secret meeting in
-.the office of the first National Bank.
Blocked bv the GoTernor.
-.The second session of the commission
-. lasted until a few minutes of 6 o'clock, the
jr''ineeting adjourning only in time to permit
jL--V Messrs. Boberts, "Wood, Brewer and Good-
f-V win to take the train for Pittsburg. Mr.
- S Brewer, who is secretary of the commission,
' - is also proprietor of the Erie Dispatch, and
" iT had with him a reporter of his paper. He
'wrote to Pittsburg to tell the other papers
'there, who did not have a representative
. here, that a meeting had been held.
W Mr. Brewer said that if Governor Beaver
v ' i could have been present at the meeting to
day the commission would have at once
started over the route of the old Brie canal,
m.tbe DrelipinarTiggTrerr tnp -mri He
read 'at thVmeeting abetter he tad received
from Governor Beaver, in which the latter
said he could not possibly get away at -the
,, --present time, and suggested that the trip be
i ' deferred till some time in January.
fc" It-was decided to notify the Governor at a
& . later date when the commission would like
" .'to start over the route of the old canal, or
.leave it-to him to say when it would suit
'him to go. That constitutes the sum and
substance of the work done that could be
officially reported; but it may be said here
tbatthe idea of starting out at once to go
over the ground was somewhat of a surprise
', 'to"tbe members of the commission aside
-fro"m Mr. Brewer.
v,t They Scan thr Sncred Slop.
. 'Earlier in the day Mr. Shallenberger had
. y said that he had no idea a trip would be
7V"T made before spring. The long time spent
oyiae commission in ine iwo meetings was,
discourse, not given up altogether to the con
sideration of the question of Gov
ernor Beaver's attendance at the com
mission's trip. Most of the time
as devoted to looking over maps
iwhich are more sacred than the temples
";of Mohammed, since no one can look at the
f ;.outside, let alone the inside, of them. There
Viare, however, the three routes under consid
eration, viz.: Down the Alleghen'vtoPitts-
"jpburg, as one: down the Sbenango and the
suieaver valleys, as the second; down Mahon
ing valley and across to the ShenaneoTal-
ley, s the third. The only decision arrived
at was that the commission would make its
first trip of inspection over iha route of the
old tErie canal.
At Sharpsville. on Mondav. Mr. J. IS.
CGoodwin said to me: Thecoram'isinn will
tv" uwar in mind, and I wish you would say so
s',to be a national affair. It will not be
simply for the benefit of one community or
section of the country, bnt for the good of
Its Enormona Cost.
" "It will be tne most costly enterprise of
the kind that the "National Government was
ever called upon to take part in. If Ohio
give some assistance, and the route
down the Mahoning Valley is found to be
,he better, then the canal may come down
thatway, and a spur will be run to Sharps-
frille, anyhow. On the other hand, if the
canal is built down the Shenaneo Valley.
just as certain that a spur will be run
onnfrstown. in the !rahnjiinff "Vnllo. ;
ttlj'?.vent- I woufd lite to have the people
jpnderstand that
fSj'Ihe'canal will cost an enormous amount
.i)money," he continued; "yes, an immense
amount; but It will be more far-reaehinir in
tJiUts8ehefits, as well as more costly, than any
'o'tber internal Improvement which has been
;sjundertaten by the Government Of course
ttereufmucn good to be derived from the
Improvement orthe Ohio river; but it reallv
lt It.w AO lna? TffltnrA Tlio h.I i.t..i.
fpfiEittsbnrg are those which mostly and al
most chiefly have been benefited by ,Jhe
a vis Island dam.
f"But when I say that the canal will cost
'an.enormous amount of money I use it in a
relative sense, and mean that it will be
"greater than the Government has yet ex
pended; yet It will not be so great as private
.expenditures. More money Is spent in new
buildings every year in Hew York than the
tisbio canal will cost"
'rom the wav in which Mr. Goodwin
sDofeXa person would naturally infer that
5iIy7one of two routes was likely to be con-.
sidered, and that there was an absolute cer
tainty that the Mahoning Valley would be
taken in. no matter where the canal started.
i" His never mentioned the Allegheny river
-route at all. .
I .' One TfclngQaltc Fotltlve.
"rt'ar4BkllnfKer Mid to-day, before j
.-tee;?:.'' &;- .. . . 1
the commission assembled, that the Alle
gheny river roate was sure to be visited by
the commission before any Toute wis deter
mined upon. He felt the people would not
be satisfied unless each proposed route had
been carefully examined by the commission.
"With the policy of secrecy established by
the commission, it is impossible to say
whether or not "all of them, agree upon the
necessity or running a canal through the
MahoningValley; bnt a question Mr. Shal
lenberger asked was of some significance.
"Does Mr. Goodwin still think the canal
should reach the Mahoninj Valley?" he
asked. Upon being told what Mr. Goodwin
asked to have published, Mr. Shallen
berger simply replied: "Then he stillticks
His Bead Fall of It.
There is. not another man to be found any
where who knows so much about Western
Pennsylvania surveys as does Mr. Goodwin.
He has made so many surveys, and lias such
attentive memory, that many persons be? J
lieveie conld tell without referring to any J
maps at all, the exact elevation at any spot
mentioned in the Shenango Valley. But he
is not disposed to give any statement of
details until his work is thoroughly digested
and the figures are absolutely accurate. Bis
idea is that statistics that are not complete,
down to the minutest detail, and cannot
be backed up by a mass of authorities and
references, are absolutely valueless.
He does not say,' but 'I have learned from
other sources, that there 5s an abundant
supply of water for a ship canal down the
Shenango Valley on both sides the summit
The only question, therefore, on that score,
relates to the summit.
Lower Summit Accessible.
There have been many new surveys made
recently in that section. The rise com
mences about Jamestown and reaches the
maximum height in the old canal at what is
nowrcallcd Summit station, on the Erie and
Pittsburg Bailroad. "What is the result of
these surveys cannot, or rather will not, be
given until the commission is ready to re
port Mr. Walter Pierce, of Sharps
ville, says he understands that
there have been several elevations fonnd
lower than that on which the old canal
crossed the summit A difference in eleva
tion of 100 feet would make a difference of a
dozen locks on each side, and would, of
course, afiord a better water supply. Bnt
the result of these new surveys is locked up
in the commissioner's hauds or rather in
the hands of one member, and cannot be
definitely known until he chooses to make
them public a T. Dxwsox.
One New Jersey Citizen Wants to Armee
His Wounded- Honor on the Dueling
Ground The Sequel to B. Sen-
atlonal Case.
HAceexsack, N. J., December 18.
Alfred Smith, one ot the leading business
men of this place, to-day openly challenged
Joseph Bahman, of Englewood, to fight a
""I will have your blood or you shall have
mine," exclaimed Smith to Bahman, in 'the
Hackensack Hotel before a crowd of per
sons. The trouble between the men grew out of
the Meyer-Bahman slander suit which was
set down for trial in the County Court here to
day. The case was settled at the last moment
by Bahman retracting a charge he had made
against ilrs. Emma Merer, wife of the proprie
tor of the National Hotel of this nlaee. Bah-
man'alio apalojtfed-io..Mr. Meyer In bepre-
enceoia iow prominent, residents, and agreed
to pay the cost ot court-S50 and Meyer's
counBel Tees or S250i Bahman had said in pub
lic that Alfred Smith-had been too Intimate
with Mrs. Meyer,
After the case was settled Smith sought Bah
man and found him in the Hackensack Hotel.
An exciting scene followed, the two men mak
ing charges of cowardice and lying acainst
each other. They were finally led away hy
friends. Smith declares he will have satis
faction, if it costs him his life, and Babmau has
instructed his counsel to bring a slander suit
ngiuosi. amnu. sou are prosperous business
men and each is over six feet high. The affair
has caused mnch excitement here, and many
persons rear there -will be serioua trouble be-
ween the men.
Covered With Blood From Wounds Made
r by Mcrderoo Italian.
Springfield, Mass., December 18. A
brutal and cold-blooded effort was made to as
sassinate Special Officer. Stephen H. Greely
early this morning by three Italians whose
thieving operations had suffered because of the
policeman's watchfulness. They laid in wait
for him,-SDrang upon him, dragging him to the
ground: then they fell upon him with knived
and clubs. They inflicted ten serions stiletto
wounds. It was an unequal fight until he got
hold of his revolver. Be had to use his left
hand for his right was badly mangled. He
mauagvu wpt uuuei into ine arm ol one of
his assailants, and nut all to fli-ht.
Greely was a tough looking object when he
staggered into the City Hall office and gave the
alarm. He was covered with blood from head,
to foot Asuigeon was 2J4 hours In dressing
Greely's wounds. The murderous wretches
were traced, and two were taken iotoenstody.
Michael Croll and Giovanini Luri Croli pleaded
guilty in court to tho charge of assault with in
tent to km.
A Jockey Who Became a Murderer Receives
Hi Sentence.
New Yobk, December 18. James Stone, the
little negro jockey who shot and killed Bar
tender Harry Miller on Coney Island in Jnne,
1SSS, is the last man to be hanged in the
State of New York. The Court of Appeals
having decided that the judgment of convic
tion should stand. Stone was taken from jail
at Brooklyn to-day, to the Conn of Sessions for
sentence. He looked well pleased with him
self and all the world when he was called to the
oar. j ooze iiooro sentenced mm to be hanr-ert
in Raymond street jail on February 7.
Stone received the sentence without moving
a muscle and on the way back to the jail
chatted with Warden Brymer in the most
cheerful manner. An appeal will be made to
the Governor to have tbe sentence commuted
to imprisonment for life.
Friends ot tbe Family Believe He Is at the
River'- Bottom.
PnrLADELpniA, December 18. A hat which
has been identified by members of the Dittnan
family as the one worn by the missing banker,
Joseph G. Ditman, when he met with tbe sup!
posed fatal accident on Wednesday last, was
this morning fonnd on the west bank of the
Schuylkill river. , ,
Friends of the family think this is evidence
of death by drowning, and they now believe
that Mr. Ditman Is dead, and that his body is at
the bottom of the river.
St. Lonli Will Proceed to Investigate the
Gas nnd Electric Combine.
St. Louis, December la The lower house of
tbe municipal assembly has adopted resolu
tions providing for tho appointment of a special
committee to investigate the gas and electric
light companies of St. Louis and ascertain
whether they have not formed a pool, combine
or trust to keep np prices and against the in
terests of tbe people.
This action is regarded as the first move in a
big fight to be inaugurated against the lighting
companies of tbo city.
Ho Visits Gladstone and In Heady to Make
Bono More Spoecbe.
London, December is. Mr. Parnell visited
Mr-Gladstone at HawarsWaaa'goW to'Liver-
pool to-aay to receive ; aaafesatHnuYn
urBorsMiium',,-, , aasarJ -!
.? nsMirr
Prenoied CesMlMfttloa by the Pennsylvania
Compaay of AH It Uae West of
Pfeufcarff-fvjHU tbo Effect
WaM Be.
rsricTAL TEiassAX to Tins stsrATc&l
Philadelphia, December 18. Stock
orocers had arumorto-dav.that the Pennsyl
vania Company would -consolidate all of its
lines west of Pittsburg, into one great
system of 3,400 miles with one management
It was also stated that the Pennsylvania
people were,huying the stock of the Chicago,
St Louis and Pittsburg Bailroad Company,
which, it is expected, will be benefited by
the project. These rumors conld net" be con
firmed at the general otHcoof the- Pennsyl
vania Company. The Pennsylvania Company
already controls the Chicago, ScLouijand
Pittsburg Bailroad, as Jt owns a majority of
the stock. The road consists of a line 230 miles
lonq; from Bradford Junction, O., to Chicago,
and several smaller lines In Ohio and Indiana,
which are valuable to the Pennsylvania Bait
.road system in handling St Louis -trade
Under the new arrangement. It Is said that
the smaller lines will become an important
factor, aa the policy of the operating company
will be to, develop Southwestern traffic, and
make the haul from Pittsburg to St Louis as
direct as possible, so that freight mny be taken
through by a short line to St. Louis without
breaking the bulk. This will divert from
Chicago a great deal of traffic that now goes
tbrongh that city by a roundabout route.
The Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg Bail-
mau uai a cistory wmen men on tne street ao
not fprcet, as it presents the only case where
the Insiders of the Pennsylvania Bailroad Com
pany ever feot left In a big deal. Being nnder
the lmoresslon that the income bonds of tho
old Columbus. Chicago and Indiana Central
Bailroad were guaranteed by the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, the insiders loaded np with
these securities, hut the Courts held that the
Pennsylvania Railroad Company" conla not be
bound by tho attempted guarantee. In the
reorganization and consolidation of this road
with the CMcago,- Bt. Louis and Pittsburg,
which followed; the' Pennsylvania Insiders ac
cepted Chicago, St. Louis and Pittsburg pre
ferred stock1 m exchange .for the old income
bonds of the merged road.
It Is believed that the same parties are now
buyers of the preferred stock, and that they
will advance it to 6i hy the tune the new
schemes are carried one a
It Will Avoid the Coorn'bT EnricratlnB to
the- Connecticut Capital.
Habttoiod, Conn., December 18. The re
port from NewTTork that tho bis Sugar Trust
has prepared to transfer its assets to a new cor
poration if tho Court of Appeals pronounces
the trust illegal is taken here to indicate that
the trust win seek refuge within the sheltering
arms of the Commonwealth Refining Com
pany, which was chartered by the-Connecticut
Legislature last winter and authorized to own
and conduct sugar factories and refineries and
to transact business of alt kinds appertaining to
sugar. Including thd "holding ot stock of cor
porations hayinc relation to sugar rennlng for
parties interested therein, with Blithe rights of
owners, ana certincates ot Interest therein, to
issue to parties entitled thereto and to acquire,
purchase, receive, in trust or otherwise, nold,
grant-sell, mortgage, lease and, otherwise dis
pose of all kinds of property, real, personal and
mixed, whether in the State of .Connecticut or
la Resisting- tho Enstlsh EncroacBiuenti
Upon Dlspnted AfMcnn Territory.
Lisbon, December IS. Great interest fs.
taken in all parts, of the kingdom In the dis
pute with England over the rights ot Portngal
in the African country between Lake "Nyassa
and tiaZanibesi river, and especially the val
ley of the Shire river, whlchhe.Hortuguese en
gineers are now, surveying ior the purpose -of
VtnUldisE railway This adon-much totbx
dtementaboaxiba discaltles in tho Delagoa
The' municipal government ot Oporto has
taken the lead in communicating to Senor H.
Barros De Gomes, the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, its congratulations upon his reply to
the Marquis of Salisbury in the Delagoa Bay
dispute, in which he successfully maintained
that there was no ground for the English pre
tense that the claims of Portngal to the. coun
try had lapsed because certain 'traders had
abandoned their posts.
A Sexr Federal Officer Appointed to Look
After Such Corporations.
"Washington. December IS. Attorney Gen
eral Milles-to-day appointed Charles H. Aldricb,
of Chicago, a special assistant attorney of the
Department of Justice, toliaye charge of suits
to be instituted against a number of the subsi
dized railroad companies under the provisions
of the act of August 7, 1SS3, for failure to com
ply with requirements of the laws under which
they were chartered in respect to the main
tenance and operation of, separate telegraDh
lines and in respect to reporting to the inter
State Commerce Commission.
Salt has already been instituted at Omaha
under this law against the Union Pacific Com
pany. There arc said to be about ten other
companies liable to prosecution, but proceed
ings against them will not. be instituted until
after Mr. Aldricb shall have conlerred with the
Attorney General.
Numerous Problems Proponed for Solution
, by Ibo LesUlatnrc.
Chableston, W. Va,, December 18. Gov
ernor Wilson this evening issued a proclama
tion calling a special session of the Legislature
to convene the third Wednesday in January
uommeaM suoects upon wmen legislation
may be enacted. First Is the contest between
A. B. Fleming and Nathan Uoff for the office
of Governor: to near the report of the Commit
tee on Contest and all other matters concerning
He recommends, among other things, the re
striction of the'rlguts of railroad companies,
prohibiting the carrying of delegates to political-conventions,
or public officers, free; abol
ishing the free pass system: prcventingSunday
traffic by railroads, and assessing all rolling
stock, etcx, and legislation on the Australian
ballot system.
Of an Exprcsa Car of Corporation Bond
Tnlned at $20,000.
DwrVEB, December 18. Detectives last night
arrested Fritz E. Newman, alias Ernest Hoff
man, while trying to dispose of indemnity bonds
amounting to' $20,000, which were destined for
the Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation, of
Chicago. The bonds bad been sent by Frelth
& Zollars. insurance agents, ot Chicago, and
are supposed to hare been stolen from the
Wells-Fargo Express while en route through
.Newman's story is that while coming west on
"blind baggace" be met another tramp at Li
monet, and the two came to this city together.
On- arriving here the stranger gave him tho
bonds to sell, and while attempting to .dispose
of them be was arrested. He declares bo did
not know they were stolen. The stranger can
not be found, and the police put no confidence
in the story.
A Train Breaks Into Three Parts With
' Fatal Const qnences.
WalsenbUBO, COL- December 18, A shock
ing accident occurred on the Denver and Bio
Grande road last night I our miles west of here,
in which an engineer and fireman were in
stantly kiile'd and a large amount of property
destroyed. Tho train soon broke in three parts,
and then there began a race for life, as the
-middle section .was loose from the caboose with
no oralteman onlt.
Portions of timber on the flying cats were
thrown over 200 feet when the collision oc
curred. Seven cars, of cattle and eight cars of
lumber were piled np'in tho wreck, and nearly
all of tbe cattle killed or horribly mangled.
Stolen Front a 'London Letter Carrier, by
Bwrihnc Kofchrra.
LOKBOX, Deoeiier 18-The postoffice au
'thoritloS.ana tfce erclinBS who ownedtho,
dioer- that-;.-tafcea.froin the - letter
oasfiel -sW TnesAay, W the ' daring robbers have .
g" ' Kms lost was S 10,?
Representative Stlzeil life, the Use
of UxrtotVfteiM 6wiind3
Bills Pmiding Pablic SaMHgSjfor Alle-
"gBBBj rad OtW CffleS.-
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FLQ-Jfi. .
Of GeaenU'oad looti" Interest, Pressed "by -Various
' ' CwgrcssHeB.
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'Congressman ;froja every State had bills
to introduce, yesttfdav and some of them
several. Mr. DaSell "had a measure provid
ing for a jiarkin Pittsburg, and. Mr. Bayne
and others Asked for public buildings for
Pennsylvania cities.. Judge Brewer's nom
inationos Associate Justice was confirmed.
11 Senators voting against him.
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Washingxok, December ,18. A resolu
tion was to-day adopted la the" House per
mitting the inlrpduction ofbilla! There
suit was a perfect Hood of allMkinds of
measures of general and local iatere.'t to
every State in the Union, Nearly every
member had at least two or three bills, and
some as many as 20 or 30. To receive them
all and read their titles occupied over five
hours, and the Journal and printing clerks
will be kept busy until late in the morning
In the endeavor to keep" abreast of the' tor
rent and avoid, being' swamped, v.
The Pennsylvania members were on hand
and presented a number of measures of in
terest to their state as well .aa some of gen
eral importance. Mr. Dalze'll introduced a
measure providing for another public park
for Pittsburg.
This bill grants to the city as a park that
piece- of ground belonging to the' United
States in the Twentieth ward of the city,
bounded by Ellsworth avenue, Bellefonte
street, Elmer street and Filbert street, on con
dition that tho grant shall cease whenever the
city shall neglect or ref nse, f or a period of six
months, to maintain Said ground as a public
park. Ho also Introduced a bill directing the
Secretary of War to sell that piece ot ground
belonging to the United States, Jn the city of
Pittsburg, at the northwest corner of Penn
avenue and Garrison alley. In tho fourth
ward, subject to such public easementsas exist
thereon, the sale to be at Dublio-auuSon and
after due advertisement.
Several Pennsylvanlans Introduced bidls pro
viding for the erection of public buildisgs. Mr.
Bayne had ono for a postoffice and court house,
at Allegheny City: Mr. Malsh wanted ono to
Be erected at-YorkJMr. Brunner, at AUentown;
JKEUeJ at PottsvUle; Mr. Osborne, at
Wilkesbarre; Mr. Darlington, at Chester, and
Mr.JScnil, at Altooha.
Bills were also introduced by Congressmen
from Ohio and West Virginia providing for
public buildings in the cities of Lima, Fre
mont, Flndlay, Tiffin, Defiance, Hamilton, Can
ton and Youngstown In the former Sjtatc, and
Wheeling, WeHsburg and Martinsburg in tbo
Mr. McCormick presented a bin to provide
foir a new judicial district In Pennsylvania, to
he known as the Middle district, the sessions of
"the court to .be held at WHliamsport. Mr.JU
kinson bad'sevejral measures of local interest to
the District of CalnmbiaVs pein:bS-PlantJ
.ing -an increase Irf certatrrcases'aul a'prttjosl-ttqa-toanvend
the Revised Statutes la relation
to natenta. Mr. Osborne wants Mm raneinn -r
totally disabled veterans increasedVand pre
BBuicu uui 10 iu;it eaect, wnuo Mr. O'Neill
-ptoviaed ina similar way for the pensioning of
soldiers and sailors who enlisted under assumed
names. Lightneb.
Representative WhoeleHa Finn to Beanlte
All Who Fonsfat In the War.
WASHTNOTON.Deccmberia Representative
Wheeler, of Alabama, to-day Introduced a bill
I. to incorporate the Military Order of America,
anaescaoiisn a .national Military and Naval
Museum Library and memorial building
in tho city of Washington. The bill
proposes the incorporation of a so
ciety which is to bring together fra
ternal association between those who werecn
gaged in the War of the Bebellion, "to care for
bim who shall have borne the battle and for
his widow .and orphan especially; to aid sick
and distressed companions and tbe widows anU
orphans of deceased companions; to cherish
the memories of camp, field and bivouac and
strengthen the ties of reunion, sympathy, valor
and patriotism between those who were enemies
in war and are friends In peace."
The order is to be non-sectarian and non
political, and is to have a building in Washing
ton, to be used as a memorial bnildinir, military
and naval museum and library, wherein Is to be
deposited copies of all Government publica
tions. Provision Is to be made for the inter
ment in the courtf this building.of the mortal
remains of the "great commander Qrant,"and
the erection of a suitable memorial.
Eleven Totes Against the Confirmation ot
Brewer n Justice.
WASHlKOTOxr, December IS, t was ex
pected that there would be opposition to the
confirmation of tho nomination of Judge
Brewer b tho Senate. Several Western
Senators were known to be against
him. The Dakota Senators, particularly, ob
jected to him for his acts when district courts
were organized. It is said he tlien appointed
as clerks of the courts, .one man from Kansas
and one from Nebraska, Those appointments
the Dakota Senators resent, not for any unfit
ness in tbe appointees, bnt for the reason that
they shonld have been residents of the States,
and not imported men.
The nomination was confirmed despite this
opposition, though six of the men who voted
against .prewer were irouttne West. The neg
ative vote on the confirmation is said to have
been cast by BlalTj Wilson, of Iowa; Colouitt,
Beagan, Barry, lones, of Arkansas; Call, Moody,
Allison, Chandler, and Pettlgrew. Senator
Edmunds, it is said, declined to vote.
Committees From the Four Rival CItlcn
Meot to Discuss Ir.
Wabhinotoit, December la There was a
conference on the World's; Fair question to
night,.thefonr cities' that are rivals for the
honor being represented by committees. A
resolution was adopted to the effect that a
commltteo be appointed to call on Speaker
Beed . and request him to secure a
meeting of the Committee on Roles
with a view .of having it report on the
resolution to create a Committee on the
World's Fir on .Saturday next, and that" the
Speaker be requested to appoint the committee
before tbe holiday recess.
For' this purpose the following commltteo
was appointed: Commissioner Douglas, of
District of Columbia; Congressmen Belden,
New York; Hitt, of Illinois, and Frank, of
ousaoun. iuv hiwmil wcu aojourned.
Judge Brewer and W. W. PhelBnVSamen
Among Those Acted Upon.
WASHUtoTOir, Deeember 18. The Benito
to-day confirmed the following noralnatlonsr
David J. Brewer, of Kansas, Associate. Justice
of the Supreme Court. The yote was S2 to u.
William Walter, Phelps Minister to Oermahy;
Thomas II. Anderson, of Ohio. Minister; Fred
erick Douglass, Minister to Haytl; A. London
iSaowdcn, 'or Pennsylvania, Minister to
Greece:. Kobcrt 8. McCormick, or IliU
ols, Second Secretary of Legation; Frank
W. Falmer. o( Illinois.., Fubllc Printers
Warner' P. Sntton. of Michigan, Consul Uen
cralnt,Hevo Larado; Kvans Blake.-of Illinois
Consul at CrtjfeldLLevlWj Bron. ofuiilo. Consul
lit GlxSarow: John B. Ofbone. of Hcn.oilvnnJ
Consuti'at Ghent; Charles K. Pope,;of AsmhwC-R!onsBlatTuronto:tiierW-lKooseveH,'orPea-''-
tfiyivaH13,1sOUBui BlljrrttMVN;g.MejMNMl 4,
In the Price Attest 4. Myers Siy -HsWa
Offrrcd far Hi Felhical Ina
eace Ho Of aken Affidavit
- ta That Effect.
Cincihkati, December 18. It having
been stated here that S. K. Donavin, a well
known Democratic politician has visited
Allen O. livers in the interest of Brice arid
offered' him 55,000 to shut up, Mr. Myers
was hunted up and questioned upon the
subject.' He stated that he had been ap
proached by Donavin and offered a consid
eration, but it was a house and lot instead of
5,000, to which he bad made an affidavit- He
was asked.
Do you think Brice will deny having had
any relations with Donavin?"
"Of course he will, and so will Donavin. But
there is my affidavit. I have made oath to my
statements and they can not be ,made stronger.
But to back me up there was a witness who
overheard tho conversation between Donavin
and myself. Donavin talked to this 'witness
before he approached me, and this very same
party was in a room adjoining the one occupied
by Donavin and myself. There was an open
transom, and overy word that passed between
Donavin and myself was overheard by this in
dividual. Ho is ont of the city now.but will bo
back to-nfgbt, He will also make affidavit to
the correctness of my statement."
That uart of Allen O. At vers' affidavit which
refers to the Interview between him afcd Dona
vin, is as follows:
When we were alone he wanted to do me a great
favor. That he bad once done me an Irreparable
Injury, andsowhewanted to repay It by putting
mj-family in a nice home of their own. I told
him I appreciated his kindness, bat my family
were In a happy home, and we were not suffering.
He said I was very foolish. That ir I fought Brice
or Thomas 1 would.be ground to powder as ho had
been In thcl'ayne contest. He bad juet come from
ew York and Washington, and knew the whole
Inside of the flxht. BricC-or Thomas-.ijould he
Senator. There was no chance for anybody else.
No other man could win. 1 told him ltnmde no
difference to me. I wac fighting for a conviction.
A boodler might buv tbe benatorshlp, but he could
not take rnyconvlctlon from me, and If he counted
down (10, UX) be could not change my course. He
said 1 was very foolish. He persisted, but
I terminated 'the Interview, hating' learned
his object. He wanted to .fix a date when
be could' meet me In, iCoIumbos. I told
him It would be very snsplcious for me to meet
him in Colnmbus at thit time. When he left be
said he would come to Cincinnati to see me on the
following Monday. A fewdars after 1 telegraphed
bu jut. lu Auomas to meet me id viucidubil
lie did. I then told him of Donayin's proposal,
and asked htm what he knew about It. He said
Donavin was opposed to his father for Senator,
and was doing all he conld to aid in the election of
Brice. Any offers that had been made were done
without the knowledge of John H. TUomas or his
friends, and Jt was done to Injury Thomas and
help Hrlce. From subsequent developments I be
lieve iuai..iv. uonavin came to Duy my silence
or purchase my support to aid Calvin s. Brico's
candidacy for United States benatorshlp.
I make this statement under oath, to protect my
self at a time when there Is certain talk going
around, and hot to Injure any honest man.
By a Toto of Foar to Ono HIa Coaareeatlon
Decline to Accept Bis Resignation
Heaaeneera Sent for Police
to Preserve Order.
Johhstowm, Juecember 18. The trialot
Dr. Beale, who was charged with" neglect of
duty, dishonesty, etc, came up before the
congregation to-night. When the charges
were made two weeks ago Dr. Beale tendered
his resignation pending an investigation of
the charges. To-night a vote was taken on
tho acceptance of the resignation and'resulted
in his being retained by a vote of 123 to 67.
John Fulton, General Manaser of the Cam
bria Iron ' Company, charged Mr. Beale with
dishonesty, claiming that he had borrowed
money which he had failed .to pay. Mr. Maple-doram.-nwh'olesale'hardware
'masirad one. of
lot Ms nvnusa money sent for tho relief: of
the Cambria Iron" Company Employes. The lie
was frequently passed between the two fac
tions, and finally the excitement got so Intense
that messengers were dispatched for the police
to preserve order.
After tho vote was announced Dr. Beale ae
livered a short address, thanking his friends
for their support and sympathy. The affair
will undoubtedly lead to a split in the church,
as the charges were brought by men ot stand
ing in the town.
5,000 IP I01T CATCH HIM.
Congress Offers a Reword for the Arrest
- of Cashier Sllcott.
Washecgton, December 18. In the House
to-day a resolution was offered and adopted
authorizing the Sergeant-at-Arms to offer a re
ward of $5,000 for the arrest and delivery to the
marshal of tbe District of Columbia of C. E.
.Silcqtt, the absconding cashier, the reward to
be paid out of tho contingent fund of the
House. Representative Payson, of Illinois,
introduced a bill appropriating $75,000. to be
immediately available for the purpose of p
the members of Congress
salaries lost by the Silcott defalcation.
It cbarees that the Investigation committee
with the duty of transferring tbe assets of the
office to the United States Treasurer, who
shall be intrusted with tbe disbursement ot
the same. Any private, deposits of members
fonnd in the safe are to be held by the Treas
urer subject to disposition by the Court of
The Silcott committee had another meeting
this morning,. but it was fruitless of results.
It was found that the members still held di
vergent views with' no present prospect of ah
A Little Boy Predict Hl Demise a Week
Before It Occam.
New Yobx, December 18. Walter 8.
Phillips, 12 years old, was bitten in the face by
a pug dog two months ago. He remained in
apparently perfect health till last Sundayafter
noon. when be began to show symptoms of
rabbles. Four physicians were called, bnt the
boy becamo worse hourly. In a quiet Interval
between his convulsions on Monday afternoon
he callcd-his brother Will to his bedside and
asked him what date it was.
"This is Monday." replied his brother:
"Yes: but what day of the month is lit"
4,It is the 16th day of December."
"Well, I Will die on the 17th day of Decem
ber." The little fellow's prediction came true. He
died yesterday afternoon.
Henry Honck Regarded as the Man Likely
to be Appointed.
Habbistcrq, December 18. Governor Bea
ver is daily receiving applications from persons
who arc anxious to serve out the unexpired
term of the late Prof. Hlgbee as Superintend
ent of' Public Instructions. Among those
prominently mentioned for the position is
Henry Honck. of Lebanon, who has been tho
first assistant in tho departmentfor many years.
He has an extensive acquaintance among tbe
active friends of education in tbe State and bis
annointment is hnlnc warmly Urced by them.
The Governor gives no sleuasto his probable
cnoice. online prevamoK ujuuiuu is uuh xe
will fall on Depnty Honck.
Five School Children Bitten by the Same Dog
Exhibit Ibe Symptoms.
Fort Recovery, O.. December 1& Five
school children, attending school three miles
south of hero,' while on their way home frohi
school on Monday evening, were attacked by a
vicious dog belonging to Abraham Mott, a farm
er, living "near here.
Each of the unfortunate children hare de
veloped symptoms of hydrophobia, and but
alight hopes are entertained for their recovery.
Two Vessel CelHeo at Sea and Beth Go ta
tho Bottom. ..
London. December 18, The steamer Leer
dam, .bound, from Amsterdam. toBaenos Ayres,
with Mfpaosongors, and the G.W.Gaquasa, for
Wrtn TPi-awntatwi A&lUAAd la ftllA nnrtH R iut
both sBfe-"AlP,e4Cbfd' tie;.veeel.wr
Tortures'Iis Children Until Qm of
Tfcas Becomes Insane.
Fearful Stprj, of the Events WMck Jte
'salted in a Parricide.
after Which Whisky Was Slowly Euaeed Into tie
Woonds Thru Canted. x
Emile Guenlher, who murdered his Bged
father; at St. Louis, is an imbecile, made
such by his 'parents' crnelty. His older
brother tells horrible story of the tortures
inflicted upon "himself and other members of
the family. The -barbarities alleged' to
have beea ' practiced, would .make a
Comanche acknowledge a superior in in
humanity. St. Louis, December 18. A horrible
tale of. the .alleged ' barbarous cruelty of1
George A. Guentber, the aged and defense
less old'kan who was slain by his .16-year-old
son yesterday morning, was related to
day by Charles Guenther, an elder brother
of the murderer, who called at the office of
the chief of police at 9 o'clock this morning
to secure permission to interview the pris
oner in his cell, In the "Hold Over," the
murderer haying surrendered himself yes
terday afternoon.
The son's story brands the dead man as a'
savage fiend incarnate, who delighted in
act41)f inhumanity toward his children, de
lighting in torturing them by methods prac
ticed only by the most fcrbarons.
Among other barbarities alleged was the
chaining up of the children in dismal apart
ments nude, and while in that condition tortur
ing them with alette cruelty practiced in the
"I haven't lived at home for five years," be
gan Charles Guenther. "In ISSi I left the place
on Franklin avenue, because I conld not stand
the way I was treated, by my "father. Since
then I have had but little conversation with
the family at home, but I am convinced by.
what I heard from those who lenow .of, what
was going on there that- his savage cruelty
toward my sisters and Bmfle has been kept up;
"Before'I lef t home 'my father was guilty of
the most horrible treatment of his, children
that can bq Imagined, klileft the place after
one period of slow torture that made me des
perate. It was lnJlSSt I had done something
that my father did not like. In fact, it was
rarely that any of us could do anything he did
Placed in chaiks.
"It was a small offense, but the way my father
torturea me would have made anyone believe
that either he was crazy or that I had' com
mitted some terrible crime. My father was
stronger than I, then, and when he announced
that he was going to punish me, and com.
manned me to'go with him, I had to obey. He
made me go Upstairs with him to a room in
the back pare of the house, bnt; was seldom
used. He shoved me in, and came., in himself
and locked tho door.oeblrid him.
"Then he brought -out some chains that ho
had bidden somewhere, jind. when I- eaught.
ignt ox- taea A -aenup an outery taat rani
hoard me. or if they did. they' were afraid to
come to rae. My fatberaeonted. to .me to stop
that infernal noise, and when he found 'he
conld not frighten -me he jumped at me, and
we had a regular fight, I bit ana bit about me,
and strurrcled to throw him off. but he was the
more powerful, and finally cot the bettor of
me, and by threatenine to do ine even greater
violence!, compelled me to keep quiet.
"Then he brought out those chains, and began
to Dlnd me with them. I thought he bad fin
ished, then, bnt taking up another one ho
fastened it around my neck and fixd it so that
I conld hardly move my head. Tnen he left
me. I suffered fiendish tortures then, but I
was compelled to submit to more, however.
"After the lapse of a few hours I heard him
coming up the stairs again. He opened the
door, and when he stepped inside 1 noticed he
had a bottle of whisky in his hand. He re
leased mo from the chains and compelled me
to strip from head to feet until I stood nude be
fore bim. Then he chained me up. and the
most horrible thing that could ever be endured
then ensued.
"He took a good-sired pin and began prick
ing me with it from head to foot until I was
bleeding all over. Then ho took tbe whisky
bottle and held It for a while, leaving me to
surmise what he Intended doing.and increasing
my angnish doubly by the anticipation of tor
ture to which I was to be subjected. Then my
father wet his fingers from the bottle and
rubbed oyer what seemed to me every sore be
had made on my body.
"He did not rub it all over my body at once,
but ikouIdrnD over a small space until all tbe
stnff'bad been rubbed in, when he would 'wet
his fingers again and begin on another place.
The pain was terrible and' excruciating. I
must have fainted from it, I think, for I re
mained In that room all night cnained np, and
did not know anytbinguntll the next morning,
when my father came np and released me.
After that I ran away."
Tho boy Emile, who is held for beating bis
father to death, acts like an imbecile, and It is
bellevod that he has been driven Insane by the
cruelty of bis father and tbe tragedy of yes
terday. To-day be failed to recognize bis own
brother, and when be was appealed to almost
supplicatingly for recognition, there was a
silly smile about the murderer's mouth, but
nothing to indicate that he was any more than
an idiotic creature, disturbed in the silly con
templation of some vagary of a disordered
Three Wonted Engage In a Fierce Straggle
i " In a Theater.
New York; December 18. Bosie.Blauvelt) a
petite' young brunette in gay well-fittlng
clothes, was the prettiest girl in the Tombs
police court to-day. Her sister Sarah land her
aunt told the justice what' a naughty girl she
was, and how she- "had. ran away from home.
Bosle denied their story, and swore that she
never saw either of the women before last
night. Rosie went to the' theater last night
in company with Pincus Mendelssohn. The
pair occupied seats near the shadows of the
footlights. Daring an intermission Rosle
looked around and saw her aunt and sister in
seats directly behind her.
In an Instant tbe three women became entan
gled. Rosie's hair was torn, her hat was thrown
over tbe footlights, and her cloak was about
to follow suit when a policeman stopped the
squabble and took all three women to a police
station. Mendelssohn went along too. and he
and, Rosle. besought tbe police sergeant to
marry them. The aorgeant said be couldn't
think oi ir, ana tocsea np the party. Rosle
was remanded to-day, and the others were re
A Harried Man Who Made Love to a fiHrl
Fabllcty Cowblded.
Newark; N. J., December 18. Frank Miller,
a onng saloon keeper, was publicly horse
whipped this afternoon by Eva Hayes. For
several hours the woman had loitered about
Miller's residence waiting for htm, and several
times she sent messenger boys "to the boase,
saying that a man wanted to see Milleconthe
corner. Her object was known and aozessof
sympathizing men stood In' the street waiting
for Miller to come out of the house. When he
appeared Sao dashed at bim and dealt hira a
"blow over the facej Tho man seemed paralyzed,
.for a. moment, and then, realizing the situa
tion, started on a run with the woman in pur
suit. He ran Into asf alley and eladoa nnnnir.
"Eva's sister and, Miller bad been engaged to
oe mamea ana vho weaaingBTt ror jaovesnoef
SUIast.- A;fewuajs beforuthat tlnwTitwas
learned that Miller was married sva4 was livlne
with ' kin if n in Fair ftcreat , M.IIUr utaka
Large LlahrHHes awl SanM Aweta t it Cal.
Iforala Fratt and WKte Koms
A Mother' Money Involved
la die Crank.
Chicago, December, 18. The Meade
"Van Bokkelen Company, commission mer
chants, dealing In California fruits, failed
to-day. The liabilities are between $250,000
and $275,000 and tbe assets are very much
less. The failure was directly due to judg
ment being entered by Naomi Van Bok
kelea for $36,291 on which the store was
seized. Later the First National Bank
entered judgment tor $12,540. TheMeade-Van
Bokkelen Company organized about four years
ago, the stockholders, being George W. Meade,
the millionaire California fruit and wine man,
Mr. Van Bokkelen and Geonre Bristol. It cut
a wide swath for awhile, but a year aeo Mr.
Meade tailed for over 51.000.000 in.Califomia.
Meade owed the Chicago house about SW.OOO,
which was a practical loss.
Sometime ago, it Is understood, Mr. Bristol
unloaded his Interest at a sacrifice, and Mr.
Bokkelen was pracjically left alone. Persons
In the trade savthat.' thoucrh the house did a
very large business In dried Calif ornla fruits
and wine, the management was bad, and the
failure was expected. Some months ago tbe
credit of the house seemed to pickup, and it
wasnnderstood that Mrs. Naomi Van Bokkelen,
of Buffalo, widow of Dr. Van Bokkelen, bad
come to ther rescue of her son. She is said to
worth S2SQ,0Oa Mrs. Van Bokkelen, it Is un
derstood, has been the mainstay of her son's
business for sometime, and it is believed his
failure will sweep away a large part of her for
tune. She Is surely on all of the paper held bv
the First National Bank, and it is understood
that she is also on the paver of one or two Cali
fornia banks. Besides having advanced about
960,000 of her own funds.
The stock of goods on hand now will hardly
exceed 315.000 to (20,000 if forced to a sale. It is
said. There was a story that there were other
assets' in the way of real estate, but just the
amount could not be learned. Mr. Van Bok
kelen is striving to have a receiver appointed
who can dispose of the stock, and has there
fore not made an assignment. In the Federal
Court this afternoon the firm confessed Jndz
mentfor 20,29 in favor of Mrs. Van Bok
kelen. Itt SHEEP'S CLOTHim
Shopltltera Operating Under the Gnlae of
Charitable Workers Two Sisters
Arrested for Stealing Prop
erty Talnrd at 81,000.
Kansas Cirr, Mo., December 18. A
charitable shoplifter was arrested here for
stealing. Her name Is Maud Curran, and
she "was one of the supposed, most faithful
workers of the two charitable associations of
this city. She worked in conjunction with
the officers ot the Provident -Association and
Mrs. A. W. Tinsley, Superintendent of the
Bureau of Charities. Miss Curran is well known
in the offices and storerooms ot business houses
here, where 'she went in company with Mrs.
Tinsley for tbe apparent purpose of soliciting
aid tor the poor of this city.
Tbe police say that while on these visits she
purloined several articles. Last night she was
detected in stealing a lace handkerchief in a
retail drygoods shop. A gold watch and chain
was also found in her possession. She was
taken to police headquarters. The detective
went to her home and searched the house. He
found jewelry, clothing, and -articles of all de
scription. He also arrested Miss Curran's
Tbe property recovered was identified by
several firms as belonging to them. It is
valued at J1.08Q. The bonds of the Misses Cur
ran were fixed at $500 each, which they could
not give.
Sifromt"vTh: Wn apoed' to the
Unnal vTenterB Botei laUuient. .
Port Tbwx'sfcSD, Wiait, "December 18.
Two young men. named John Hall and John
Graham,, aged 19 and 23 years respectively,
were fatally wounded by Martin Phillips, on
Lopez Island, Wash. Phillips was married a
few days ago at Port Townsend, and left with
bis bride for his home. A large crowd sur
rounded Phillips' house and began harassing
the occupants with a "charivari." Phillips be
came enraged, and seizing a double-barreled
shotgun, ho fired into the crowd. Tho shot took
effect on Hall and Graham.
The weapon was loaded with slugs, and sev
eral of the slugs passed clear through Hall'
body. The surgeons say the young men cannot
possibly live. Phillips fs nnder attest. Great
excitem ent prevails over tbe tragedy. Phillips
says he repeatedly warned the crowd to leave
and threatened to shoot. The warning was not
heeded, when the fatal shooting occurred.
IS -Ton Piece of Granite Crashes)
Through a Flag Stone Pavement.
The workmen employed ort,the new building
of the German National Bank, at the corner ot
Wood street and Sixth avenue, bad a narrow
escape yesterday. They were hoisting apiece
of granite, weighing 18 tons to surmount the
fancy stone work on the second story of the
When about to be placed In position tbe iron
hook holding the stone broke and allowed tho
piecfl of granite to fall to the ground. It struck
the flag stone pavement and masbed the slab,
which was ten inches thick, into powdered
fragments. The granite was uninjured. Had
any of the men been under the mass of stone
when the pavement caved in would- probably,
have to be dug out of tbe ground.
A Meeting of tho Executive Committee
Important Work.
The executive committee of the Americus
Club, met yesterday afternoon. Under tbe
resolution adopted at the last regular meeting,
they carefully formulated facts and figures in
relation' to the cost of' buying and equipping a
club house commensurate with the wants of the
The statement will be put into circular form
and submitted to each member for his reply, to
bo handed In at the annual meeting on Satur
day, January 4. Upon the tenor of the an
swers.to be received at that time depends tho
result as to clnb house or no club house.
no Is Informed That nn Order Is Oat for Bis
S craktow, December 18. A reporter waited
noon Mr. Fowderly this evenlne and ques
tioned him as to tbe statement that a constable
had left Greensburg for Scran ton to arrest him
in the Callagban case. Mr. Powderly said that
he had teen no such officer and declined lo
talk until after the arrest is made.
A New Cawch at Cbartlera to be Opened
Snnday Next.
The Right. Rev. Bishop Phelan will,dedicate
the St Francis de Sales new Roman Catholic
Church, at Chartlers,at 10:30 A. x. next Sun
day. The Bey. F. L. Toblnwill preach the
dedicatory sermon, and tho Rev. James Cos
grove will celebrate the mass.
A CoBHStlttee to Visit Mrs. Bavta to Secure
Her Consent.
RreSMONB, "VX, December 3A A commit
tee of the Legislature will visit Mrs. Jefferson
Davis to urge her to permit the remains other
hasbaad to be buried la Richmond.
Dnylfsht Robbery.
The. house ot Joseph Burkhart, on' Forty
eighth street, was entered yesterday afternoon
ana 11,380 stoics therefrom. Tbe robbers per
petrated the theft in a cool ana daring manner.
The; tnen entered throagb tbe back way. and.
gained an entrance into the bedroom, taking
the Money f roa the. burefia. Tbe police have
not beoa atbls Woftfture the robbers yet.
Carrieti.Tben to Loadeav
3tfvySsttattoas&jiauet'Mssvtwoyoss I
lleXssjsporters, wsttt to Baitiraaoe a xew weeks,
Siaoo to go to work M aa .o$atettet. Ik-ey
sasMtnti as ae e a vot ; wwesuoar-.
skannlnntnnnnfK. tanmaaoT SnsnUnnt tsntt nsjnosn
Of the Hottest Local EigKi for,
a Federal Appointment; .,
What Political Friends' andpSw
Have to Say of the Choice.
The appointment of James S. McKean to -
be postmaster in Pittsburg was sent to.th'ii rS
Senate yesterday. While expected in '"
Pittsburg for months, it has created a' de
cided stir. The only point of criticism,
however, is that based on precedent.
After 373 days of unremitting hustling tot
overcome a precedent of 21 years' standing,
James Stltt McKean was appointed vesterl-
., , t j -T . it . - f -
uay uj jr3iueut narrison to oe postmaster.
of the city of Pittsburg. On his merits?' ,jj
alone, and witn political precedent uncon-' '
sidered, no Federal appointment yet made,
It ,
in this city could give greater satisfaction -to'
the general public than the' choice, of
JTr. McKean. A successful business man,
I enjoying the highest confidence of the com-
ninnity. prominent in Masonic circles, and -in
his personal appearance and manners an ,
affable and genial- gentleman and a loyal
friend, his popularity is apt to wax to a still .;
fuller measure.
The congratulations showered upon hint,
from all sides are indicative of the fact.that
even his late opponents willingly concede,.
his fitness for one of the most impbrianf
nfl.fftffi.a Blm.;.lmSnt. t .M .4tMM A
CV.Hfui.. iy uu.m tuM .a u kuo nanuu. J3
"clfy leaping- forward' to trmrBtibUtanlia
with onnnt atrlnpii tnn v ht & mlnw v.nm th. m -
-St Wsm -
nnintmtrt 'Whwiv'tii'fa mrfiaa.t 1?V--.tM .. . -"h!
tare of bis national bsckinzfor the uositf oh iik
such that Pittsburg's demand for improved icj
Dili service may now he met more than ha!"-;
way Dy jt-osimaster uenersi wanamaxer.iarst
Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson and
Senator Quay, Chairman of the Senate Cora-Re
mittee on Postonices. - ,
By an accurate computation specially pre- ,
pared at one stage or the fight by an .expert;
the business men and leading citizens of Pitts
burg whose names were npon Mr. McKean's.V -
petition or petitions, for there were no less q
than S7 separate and distinct documents of h
mat nature, embracing is,ow names repre-r
scnteu nmeteen-twentieths of ail tbe mall..
. ..... . .. . .. ...... . -. -i.-r
junoiea locaiiyai ineirittsourgpostomce. IS "Si
was also shown that the leading citizens of 13--JJ
Congressional districts in which the service of ,
tIniTaiKiniMrwarBnnltodIn hi, ftitwruMMv "VJ
' - ' ' -v -..-.u uu -m,w,j. ;
bo utterly unprecedented was the popular-
indorsement of Mr. McKean that tbe Postoffice,-i.
Department oScials stated last spring that thai
equal of the petitions had never been witnbri
the department.
nrsiDE .histob r or the tight, j -.
The inside history of the fight for the plant",
will be fonnd readable. On December 8, 1SS3,
prompted by the kindly suggestion of Hon. Wal
ter Lyon, Mr. McKean and President Paul. of..
the Americus Club, called npon Senator Quay $1
and asked the National Chairman, flushed with'
victory in the national canvass, what the pros
peers were for a candidacy "npon a business -man's
basis.' Colonel Qnav said that Con
gressman Dalzell's aid and comfort shonld ha "M
nrst lnquirea into. Hon. Jons Dalzell was
seen. President Paul has since mads affidavit
to the fact-that Mr. Dalzell then declared him'-
self to be committed to no candidate, bnt would ''-3
zarorrno appointment oi tne cnoice ot the Deo
pie of Pittsburg. Messrs. McKean and Paul
reported progress to tho junior1 Senatoiv Hlsj
remark was characteristic of the politician off
m ua.v? a
"If Iwere you. Mr. McKean. I should lose noj v i
timeinseemg it tne people oipittsonrgwaatj
yon. and If so. how much." .'.
Mr. McKean and Mr. Paul returned to PlttswV i
uurj auu, wim cua Mjmary energy, pecan to lay
Dine. Gentlemen started out in everv direo-
tlon and secured signatures by the thousand
Those who worked with their coats off were of
all classes, from a coke prince on through
every industrial and business line in the eityS
The movement was spontaneous, though
strategic: for several gentlemen wno would not
have refused the candidacy found no ground
under their feet when they began to lookr
The phases of Mr. H. P. Ford's earnest can-.
vass are quite familiar to the public. He bad -the
almost solid support ot the practical ele
ment in politics, and his fight was strongly
maintainea, even to the date of the appoint
ment of bis competitor, by Congressman Dal-,
zoll and his political friends. .
1 The Invasion of the prerogative of the rosi-j
dent Congressman has been tee trump cardSoia
Mr. Ford's hand, and it would bars been "ablas
to take the trick," so all concerned think, 1
Mr. McKean's Indorsement had not been
Der fastened and lronbound.
Such friends of Mr. McKean as Messrs. Lyoaig
and Warmcastle, said yesterday to a Dispatch
reporter, that in their opinion the fitness -
Mr. McKean for the position should' not bel
lost sight of in tho fact that Senator Quay's!
every energy bad. been bent to tho
winnin-r of the fic-hr. Thev eXBTBaa
the opinion that a man possessing less element
of strength "would not have made the rUBe.,
The national aspect of the fight lay in the est act
that the victory would have In analogous cases,'
inasmuch as the precedent followed for s
manv years in Pittsbnrehas been in fores 1st tha
Republican States of the nation, wltbibat
align, ueviauon, uunng ue existence oi aa
Republican party. . ;""P
For at least six months the opposing foroM
hare watched the moves made as a' cat wpnM a
, mouse, and .the appearance of anyindtcadomt
of a new phase In the- fight has resulted lala.
eriect aemge or letters ana telegrams, xjm
son file in tbe archives of the Postoffice si
partmsnt more literature relatinz to the Pis-T
burg Postofilce than In regard to all the- '
nostofiices of the State nuctofrether.
Three limes sines tbo fight was inltistia!
have efforts been made to get In a compretosool
candidate, on the plea of a deadlock betwssal
Messrs. McKean and Ford. and many ingenloasl
expedients bare been' adopted to get np sniij
sort of a political trade which would -Tunas
the complexion of affairs; but Mr. McKsaorsf
irlendshave been wonderfully alert. aadttM
fight was to a finish between the caadiaans'sC
a yeax ago., -. k?jp
To rehearse the character of (Mr, MeKesaVi
backinc would, be simply to ctve tbe itinnlt
tbe business men ot Pittsburg; -with Turumsjlil
exception. . n eaTlv every iron ana steel msnnl
'facturerhr, the city, beaded by; H.'CPrl
-wk. rieByienotb, wM.;HW'trfs
oonsroWsiiogje stew piiailH;aitfcs;sTssil