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PITTSBUKG, MONDAY, JANUARY 7, 1889.
fy &- J TT r. Hi Vj
For to-morrow's DISPATCH can
bo left at main office till midnight
or at branch offices till 9 P.M.
The Prospects Excellent for
Quite a Lengthy Session
of the Legislature.
Representative Fow Wants Less
Money Used in Elections.
BLAISE WILL, AND YET HE WON'T.
Lieutenant Governor Davies Thinks the
Maine Man Slated for the Cabinet, bnt
Dlr. Rutan Is as Positit o Thnt lie Isn't
Democrats Expect Sir. Devlin to be
Bounced A Harrlsbunr Policeman
Wants Mayor Fritcbey Hauled Over tbe
Coals Allegheny's Position in the Inter
Slnniclpal Matter Causing Trouble and
Lieutenant Governor Davies returns to
larrisburg from Washington, and predicts
a long session of the Legislature. Senator
Rutan agrees with him on that question,
but the former says Blaine will be Secre
tary of State, and Mr. Butan thinks therein
be is mistaken. A good start has been
made toward clearing up the inter-municipal
muddle. Democratic Senators are con
fident Mr. Devlin will not be allowed to
.retain his seat A move is being made to
make elections in Pennsylvania somewhat
rsrxcux. telegram to tux dispatch.
Habbisbubg, January 6. Lieutenant
Governor Davies, who returned to Harris
burg from 'Washington this afternoon, does
sot share the opinion of some of the leading
members of the Legislature that the present
cession will be unusually short He can
see no reason for such anticipation, as the
tendency is toward an increase of the num
ber of bills introduced at each recurring
session. The larger the population, the
more numerous the wants of the people and
the greater the demand for legislation. His
experience has taught him the great diffi
culty in making, material progress in ad
vancing legislation the first month or six
weeks of the session, owing to the time nec
essarily consumed in the appointment of the
standing committees and in examining the
many bills showered upon the committees.
The Lieutenant Governor has served a
number of years in the Senate, and at the
last session presided over that body, and as
a result of his experience hasty legislation
docs not commend itself to him. He thinks
the Senate should give legislation more con
sideration than it did two years ago. Bills
were not as analytically examined a- their
importance demanded. Too much interest
was taken in hurriedly disposing of the
calendar of bills and too little in their con
tents. Although legislators who are ready
to point to derects in many bills are not
generally popular, Lieutenant Governor
Davies is of the opinion that their action
has a tendency to promote wise and careful
Governor Davies left "Washington this
morning, but without seeing Colonel Quy,
who is alleged to be in that city. He is
strongly of the belief that General Harrison
will appoint Blaine Secretary of State. The
declared purpose of the man from Elaine to
leside in Washington during the session of
Congress he interprets as meaning that
Blaine has received the assurance that he is
to head the Cabinet.
USE OF MONEY IN ELECTIONS.
FoKhorn Fow Wants tbe Australian Toting
Caper Tested In Pennsylvania.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DI8FATCH.1
Habbisbdbg, January 6. John H. Fow,
the foghorn orator ot Philadelphia, intends
to radically reform the election laws of this
State by soon introducing in the House a
bill fashioned after the Australian election
caper. Fow thinks intimidation and brib
ery are practiced to a large extent in Penn
sylvania, and he docs not propose to stand
by without at least making a legislative
effort to prevent the recurrence of such
crimes against tbe ballot box. Fow says:
"We propose to see whether this country
must continue to be humiliated and dis
graced by the men who buy votes and open
ly boast of it "We want, too, to put a check
on the prominent rich citizens, 'the Phari
sees, as Judge Gresham calls them, who,
while pretending to be manly citizens and
devout Christians, raie thousands of dollars
for purposes which they are well aware are
dirty, low and dangerous."
Fow will be a bull in the House china
shop, and it will be difficult to chain him.
He was vigorously sat down upon on the
first day of the session, when he objeeted to
the choosing of the Chief Clerk of the
House because the rules required the propo
sition to go into an election to lie over one
day. Tbe rotund form of the Philadelphia
member dropped into its seat like a cannon
ball as "the Speaker announced, amid the
uproarious applause of the House, that the
rules had not yet been adopted.
THEr EXPECT NO MERCY.
Democrats Looking for tbo Bouncing of
Sir. Devlin Out of His Sent.
f ETEC1AL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Habrisbtjrg, January 6. The Demo
cratic Senators do not expect fair play in
the election contest which has been started
to bounce Devlin, Democrat, out of his seat,
because of alleged remarks dropped by a
few Republican Senators indicating a pur
pose to declare ex-Senator Osborne elected.
It is remarked as a singular circumstance,
that Speaker Pro Tem. Grady has appoint
ed General Goblin,an intimate friend of the
contestant, Chairman ot the Flection Com
mittee. One of the reasons the Democrats
give for the belief that Devlin will have to
take a ride on the Senatorial sliding board
is the fact that two years hence a United
States Senator will be chosen in this State,
for which event the dominant party is ex
pected to be fully prepared, if possible.
The counting in of a Senator would be one
move in that direction.
Osborne's claim is regarded by the Demo
crats as a little flimsy, in view of the-fact
that Cleveland had a larger plurality in his
district that Devlin, who did not. dream of
being successful, and consequently did not
exert himself to a large extent Osborne, in
& recent conversation, ascribed his defeat to
the fact that his wounded arm troubled him
so much that he could not make the cam
paign which he would have prosecuted to
success if he had not been practically dis
abled. A GOOD START HADE.
The Variableness of Allegheny, Thoneb,
Slay Delny tbe municipal Code's Adoption
ISPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH
HabrisbueG", January 6. A good start
has been made in placing the bills dividing
cities into three classes and providing a mu
nicipal code for the government of cities of
the third class, embracing all in the-State
except Philadelphia, Pittsburg and Alle
gheny, but Louis Pochards, who will be
here to expedite their passage, fears that the
op position to them from some parts of the
State will prevent the proposed legislation
from becoming operative before the Febru
ary election. The diversity of opinion in
Allegheny as to the classification of that
city is regarded as threatening danger tojhe
early passage of the acts, both of which are
so necessary to remove complications with
the anticipated opinion "of the Supreme
Court declaring the inter-municipal law Jin
constitutional. The variableness of the Allegheny people
is the subject of considerable unfavorable
comment on the part of earnest friends of
the bills. "When Messrs. Elphinstone,
Hunter and "Watson indicated at the late
Inter-Municipal Convention that Allegheny
desired to be placed in the second class, with
Pittsburg, the framers of the proposed code
and other friends of it felt that a great
obstacle to its favorable consideration had
been removed, but since it has been learned
that serious opposition has been developed
to it in that city, this impression has in a
large measure vanished.
The demand of the Allegheny Represent
atives in the Legislature to have that city
placed in a separate class, two years ago,
contributed toward the death ot the inter
municipal act, as their action resulted in
the increase of the number of classes, which
the Supreme Court will not allow, because
of the tendency of such classification to
special legislation nnder the cover of gen
ME. EUTAN UNDER THE WEATflEE.
Ho Recovers Somewhat and Talks About
tbe Long Session Abend.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Harbisbtjbg, January 6. Senator
Rutan's health yesterday was1 very dis
couraging, but to-day he was quite buoyant
and had bright hopes of an early recovery.
He has made arrangements to visit Colonel
Quay at "Washington as soon as he finds
himself able to take the trip. The Senator
has no Cabinet predictions to make, but
talks like one who doesn't believe that
Blaine will be the Secretary of State. As
to the probable length of the session of the
Legislature, he does not believe that final
adjournment will "be reached before the 1st
of Mav. There are too many important
questions to be considered to justify the
hope of an earlier dissolution. The code
for the government of cities (known as the
inter-municipal bill),the prohibitory amend
ment, the projected amendment of the
Irrooks bill, without enumerating other
legislation, will excite much discussion.
The Senator did not believe it possible to
pass the municipal code before the Feb
ruary election. He referred to the fight
being made in Allegheny against being
placed in the same class with Pittsburg,
and said the sentiment in that city seemed
to be changing. "When he left home for
Harrisburg, his constituents, with whom he
came in contact, were favorable to entering
cities of the second class, but now he is re
ceiving letters in which he is asked to
oppose this feature of the inter-municipal
bill with all the power he can command.
Among those who hpve requested his in
fluence to keep Allegheny out of the second
class is a gentleman who strongly favored
putting it into that class. Nearly all the
letters he has received on that subject are
in the same vein.
COME BACK FOE THE BALANCE.
Tbo Huntingdon Reformatory Didn't Use All
Its Appropriation. Bnt Wants To.
I SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Habbisburg, January 6. The stormy
opposition developed to the concurrent reso
lution offered by Senator McWilliamson, of
Huntingdon, providing for the application
of over $35,000 remaining of the last appro
priation to the Huntingdon Industrial Re
formatory to other purposes than those con
templated by the act authorizing it, has
caused a change of base, and a bill will be
introduced next week to so dispose ot the
unexpended fund by the Board of Managers
as to enable them to soon admit persons to
the institution. The money on hand was
intended to pay the Building Commission
ers and to contribute toward the payment of
the reformatory, but it was not required for
either purpose. The proposition to apply
the money on hand to a purpose not intend
ed will be withdrawn, as Senators experi
enced in legislative matters are convinced
that it is not warranted by the constitution,
because it seeks by simple concurrent reso
lution, which could be passed in one day
through all the necessary stages, to practi
cally repeal a law which, unless precedence
is given to it in the order of business, can
not be passed in a month from the time of
The Huntingdon Reformatory managers
deserve commendation for not expending
the entire appropriation, as it is very un
common for beneficiaries of 'the State to re
turn any balances. The State has expended
in the establishment of thjs institution,
whose construction was begun in 1878, about
MAI ENCOUNTER OBSTACLES.
How tbe Movo to Increase the Brooks Li
cense Fee Is Likely to be Foaghu
(SPECIAL TELEGEAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
Habrisbttbg, January 6. Many of the
Representatives opposed to a change of the
Brooksliigh license law in the direction of
increased license fees are likely to throw ob
stacles in the way of the speedy passage of
the municipal code, unless concessions are
made to them involving a modification of
the Brooks law so as to leave undisturbed
the license fee of $300 now paid in the cities
of the third class, which wonld be in
creased to 500 under' the proposed code if
the Brooks bill were not changed to con
form to the change in the classification of
cities rendered necessary by the decision of
the Supreme Court soon" to be made public.
Committees to be Known Wednesday.
I6TECIAL TELEGBAM TO TUE DISrATCH.l
Habbisburg, January C. Speaker
Boyer and President Pro tem Grady expect
to announce their standing committees on
Wednesday eveningyor Thursday morning
WANTS TO SEE "EM SQUIRM.
A Harrlsburg Policeman Asks to Have
Borne OluciaU of tbo City Investigated.
fSFECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
Habrisbcbg, January 6. An investiga
tion by Councils of the administration of
Mayor Fritchey, of this city, has been de
manded by a discharged policeman, who
says, among other things, that he was
obliged as a Republican to contribute 5 to
the Democratic campaign fund last, fall,
and that he was informed by the lieutenant
subsequently to the payment of the assess
ment, that anyone dissatisfied with he ar
rangement could have tbe money returned
and bis resignation accepted. He promises
to present to the proposed investigating
committee matters concerning the condnct
of affairs at the Mayor's office that will
"open the eyes of the people and make
some officials squirm."
, Mayor Fritchey says that he discharged
the policeman because he had been disre
spectful to his superior officer byattempting
to have the Mayor written up in one of the
daily papers of this city, and as to the $5
paid" for campaign purposes, it was simply
a loan, to be returned by the Republicans
on the police force on the first of the year.
SIX MEN KILLED.
A Boiler Explodes in a Country Grist Mill
and Kills Six Fnrmera and In
jures Others Low Water
1SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.l
Charleston, "W. Va., January 6. A
special messenger brings here to-night the
news of an awful catastrophe which oc
curred near New Hope, Mercer
county. That region of the county
is thinly populated, and it is the
custom of the farmers to gather every Satur
day at the one gristmill in the distriot to
obtain the, usual supply of flour in exchange
Yesterday the usual number of farmers
were congregated about "William Carter's
mill. About 1250 o'clock "William
Jerome, Thomas Carter, J. ' E.
French, "W. Shuffleburger, John Wim
mer and two brothers by the
name of Shields were sitting near the boiler
talking when a terrible explosion occurred.
The mill was made a total wreck, and the
following men were instantly killed: James
33. French,Thomas Carter, Levi Shields and
Their bodies were mangled almost beyond
recognition by the flying and splintered
timbers. Fli Shields was horribly burned
and died to-day.. Wade Shuffleburger was
badly burned, great pieces of flesh falling
from his bones in places. He cannot possibly
survive. Jerome Carter and William
Carter were injured but less seriously. The
explosion was due to the carelessness of the
engineer who allowed the water to run low
in the boiler.
COULD STAND IT NO LONGER.
A New Yorker Rcndy to Die Bccauso His
Wife Won't Stay at Home.
rErECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
JfEW Yobk, January 6. Mr. and Mrs.
Richard N. Sturr, of 2Gi WestOne Hundred
and Seventeenth street, had a quarrel last
night. Mr. Sturr complained that his wife
had gone gadding around town, leaving him
to take care of the children. He is an in
valid and obliged to stay in the house any-,
how. During the quarrel he became Yio-
lently enraged, and, jumping up, went to a
closet and took ont a cup, into which he put
in a quantity of poison, fie said, "How,
Martha, I am going to end my trouble. It
has lasted long enough, and I cannot stand
it any longer. He put the cup to his lips,
but she jumped up and knocked it out of
his hands. The paris green spattered over
both of them and the floor. He tried to get
the rest of the poison, but she. beintr the
stronger of the two, prevented him. He
gave in apparently, bnt presently swallowed
more of the stuff. Then she called in the
Sturr came into the Harlem Court to-day,
with his head drooping, and did not look up
at his wife at all. He fell in a heap on the
..floor from weakness, having been unable to
eat anything after his experience with the
stomach pump. He was transferred to
THE GENTLEMAN'S AGREEMENT
Allcced to Have Been Broken by tbo
Gonld Railroad System.
Chicago, January 6, The Rock Island
officials claim to have indisputable evidence
placinc UDon the Gould system the responsi
bility for breaking the "gentleman's agree
ment" The testimony goes to show that
the. Missouri Pacific broke the agreement
by selling a ticket from Kansas City to
Pueblo for $15 a cut of 3 15. It is in the
shape of the ticket, with affidavits from the
parties who purchased it, and copies of the
same forwarded by the Chicago, Kansas and
Nebraska people to General Manatrer S. "W.
H. Clark, of the Missouri Pacific. This
evidence points to Mr. Jewett, Passenger
and Ticket Agent of the Missouri Pacific at
Kansas City, and Mr. Pennington, his
assistant, as the guilty parties. These gen
tlemen have steadfastly denied thus far that
they have sold any ticket at cut rates.
President Cable, of the Rock Island,
leaves for New York to-morrow for the pur
pose, it is understood, of laying the matter
personally before Jay Gould.
A DOUBLE CRIME.
William Mann Shoots His Klece and Then
Ne'W York, January 6. William Mann,
an artist, shot and killed his niece, Carrie
Jones, and committed suicide in an uptown
tenement to-day. She was a married woman
and had been living with Mann as his wife
for several yeais. The woman's husband,
whose name is Stephen Jones, is a carpenter
living in Poughkeepsie, and has not lived
with his wife for 12 years.
A 14-year-old son of Jones and the woman
who had deserted him is thought to have
bren the cause of to-day's tragedy. He lived
with his mother, and Mann wished to get
rid of him and had frequent quarrels with
the woman on the boy's account. She would
not give up the boy. No one saw the shoot
ing or heard the quarrel'which probably led
up to it
THIS IS TOO FUNNT.
Long Islanders to Fat Dawn a Gas Hole
'In the Well-Driving Style.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, January C Five hundred
dollars has -been subscribed with which to
sink a two-inch pipe on the Jervis famvin
Newtown, L. I., where natural gas was
discovered short time ago. The
end which is driven into the ground
will be tipped .with a diamond
point For about a foot frotn.the end of the
diamond point the pipe will be full of holes
through which the gas may find its way in
to the pipe. The pipe will be driyen down
until it strikes gas. Plumber Heeny has
the contract for sinking the pipe, and he
will begin work to-morrow.
Can't itlnkc a Case.
Berlin, January 6. The Imperial tri-
bunal declined to proceed against Prof.
Geffcken because it was impossible to prove
that he was conscious of the treasonable
character of his publication. ,
Mrs."1 Parnell Deeds Her Last Posses
sion, the Ironsides Homestead,
TO HER BELOVED SON CHARLES.
She Knows "Vell That Ho is in Need of All
the Money Ho Can Eaisefor
HIS FIGHT WITH THE OLD THUNDERER.
He Was Adflsed by All His Friends Rot to Tacila
The last possession ot Mrs. Delia Parnell,
the Ironsides homestead, she has deeded to
her son Charles, to aid him in his expensive
and probably useless fight with the London
Times in the trial before the commission.
He went into the struggle against her
wishes and advice, and ha? put into it all
his ready cash. She means to help him all
in her power, though.
FSFECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, January G". Mrs.
Delia S. Parnell, who lectured this evening
in Philadelphia Hall on the subject of
Ireland, was seen -after the lecture by a
Dispatch reporter, and in answer to a
question as to what disposition she has
made with the Ironsides homestead
and the adjoining property at Bordentown,
N. J., said that it has been all deeded over
to her son, Charles Stewart Parnell, of
Ireland. Speaking further on the subject,
' 'I have had this matter under consideration
for a lone time, and have at last conveyed
the house, its furniture, and other property 1
over to my son, who, I have no doubt, will
in the near future be in need of all the
money that I can manage to give
him. My reason for transferring
my property to Charles is that he is without
funds, and I believe that when the Parnell
Commission, which is now sitting in Lon
don, will have finished its work, my son
will be as popr as some of the people for
whom he is struggling to obtain liberty.
ALL HIS MONET GONE.
"What little ready cash he had he put
into this case, much against the wish of
many of its friends, who believe as I do,
that when it will conclude it will be dis
astrous to him. Charles was re
peatedly advised by some of the
other leaders on the floor of the
House of Commons not to appear before the
commission, and if I had had my way, he
never would have opened his mouth or spent
a dollar in furthering its investigation into
the Times' charges that he was implicated
in the Phoenix Park murder.
"Ever since Charles took his seat on the
floor of the House there has been a constant
drain upon his resources, until now he is
reduced to call upon his friends for assist
ance. In my letters to Charles I fore
shadowed to him the possibility of his
Lfieing- unable to carry on his work if
ne spent any time with the commission, and
mat- ae-snouiu not pay but uueu-
riri' - i. . . w
lion lo wuaiever juvbv aa u icauib
of its sitting. His" ambition to clear
himself of the t false charges has
cost him thousands of dollars,' and -now I
know and he is more persistent than ever
in his workings money is wanted to help
him ont of the dilemma.
HIE UOTHEB'S ALL.
"The transfer of the property was recorded
some months ago, and although at first
Charles was unaware of what I had done, he
is now fully acquainted with the facts, and
when it is necessary for him to do so
he will draw on the property for
funds. The old homestead is the only thing
I possess in the world, and in my declining
years I feel that it can be placed in no bet
ter hands than those of my son. In it I in
tend to pass the remainder of my life if
possible, and at my death Charles can do as
he pleases with it
"My son has large interests in Ireland in
the shape of farms and other manufactures,
but the income from them is mainly given
up to the poor and his workmen, and what
money he has is contributed by his Ameri
can friends to help him pursue hss labors in
Parliament for the benefit of the Irish."
Mrs. Parnell said that she will endeavor
to aid her son as far as possible in his fight
against the commission, and will do all in
her power to raise enough money to carry
him through. "He will need all he can
get," she said, "for when the commission is
finished ho will be a ruined man financial
ly." She denied the report that has been
recently1 published to the effect that 'she was
going to live in New York.
Sufferings of Starving; Norwegian Farmers
and Their Families In Dakota.
Fargo, Dak., January 6. A letter from
Rev. C. "W. Riches, of Park river, Dak.,
conveys the first authentic information of
extreme suffering and privation among the
Norwegian SPtllers in western Walsh
county. Men with relief report that they
found TO families in abont as destitute cir
cumstances as. it is possible for human be
ings to be and still exist Many were found
with barely enough clothing to cover their
nakedness, and that of the thinnest ma
terial. Shoes were almost unknown.
These farmers have lived on their little
capital until nothing remained. Most of
them have been living on a kind of por
ridge, made by cooking frozen green wheat
and oats, stuff not fit to feed a hog. One.
family had not seen any flour for six weeks.
Nearly all were entirely out of flour. The
people have been dividing with each other
their potatoes until now they are gone, ,too.
TO REDUCE EXPENSES.
The Missouri Pnclflc Will Make a 10 Fer
Cent Redaction in Salaries.
St. Louis, January 6. It is announced
that a circular will be issued to-morrow
from headquarters of the Missouri Pacifio
Railway that the salaries of all emnlovcs on
that system whose pay is 5100 per month
and over will be reduced 10 per cent. This
applies to all heads of departments as well
as others, but does not affect conductors,
engineers or those connected with the me
chanical departments. The object of the
cut is to reduce operating expenses.
BOARD ONLY U A DAT
In Private Homes ot Washington Daring;
Washington, January 6. The In
augural Committee informs all persons wish
ing to visit the capital during tho Harrison
and Morton inaugural ceremonies, March 4,
next, that they can secure good rooms and
board at private houses throughout the city,
at prices ranging .from ?2 to $4 per day, by
"comnmnicatirie with Colonel I. P. "Wrieht.
'Chairman of the Public Comfort Committee.
K. OF L. EEF0EM.
AJICIrcuInr Issued From Philadelphia by
Members of tbo Order Who Are
' Dissatisfied With the Pres
Philadelphia, January 6. The fol
lowing ciroular.has been issued:
To tbe Members of the Knights of Labor, Greeting:
In behalf of the toiling millions of the earth,
we, the surviving founders of the secret order
of Knights of Labor, have after several secret
meetings held in the city of Philadelphia, and
after due deliberation and investigation into
the present autocratic form of government,
found that the present order of
Knights of Labor has departed or
diverged 'from the original designs
when organized in 1SC9. to tlio destruction of
the principle of self-government lying at the
base of American institutions. As the order of
the Knights of Labor was founded for the pur
pose of abolishing poverty by securing to the
laborer the fruits of his toil; and as we. the
original founders of tlio Knights of Labor, who
banded to tbe officers and tbe membership tbe
principles of the organization have found, after
a lapse of nearlyZO years, thatthe officers of the
organization have departed from the principles
transferred to them, and being determined to
return to tbo original text, we extend tbe
hand of fraternity to all those who believe in
the principles formerly promulgated, to wit:
Seeresy, obedience, mutual assistance and the
placing of industry on a scientific basis. We
have resolved to eliminate all opposition detri
mental to the principles and progress of the
Knights of Labor as the founders intended.
In making, this known through the public
press we do so to notify those at a distance, and
this must be accented as a reply to many letters
received on tbo subject.
AsinlSK), numbers for assemblies will be
given from Philadelphia. Pa., until a sufficient
number have been formed to call a joint con
vention for the good of tbe order.
Tbojo desiring to be with us will address box
SA, Philadelphia, Pa. All communications
will receive prompt reply, and "all necessary
matter will be-furnlshed tocarry on the needed
work. In conclusion, we desire to say that, be
lievinfr we are right in Issuing the forcRoinjr, as
we did when promulgatins the principles to the
Knlshts of Labor nearly 20 years ago. we have
unitedly affixed our names.
J James L. Wright,
N. B. Keen.
1 R. C. Macauley.
JosErn S. Kennedy.
THE PARIS C. BROWN SUNK.
Slio Strikes a Snas and Goes Down Eight
Bayott Sara, January 6. The steam
boat Paris C. Brown, from New Orleans for
Cincinnati, struck a snag at Hermitage
Landing, Pointe Coupee Parish, at 9 o'clock
last night, and sauK. to the hurricane deck.
Five of the cabin crew, ,two firemen and one
passenger are missing.
The Paris C. Brown left New Orleans on
Friday night with 300 tons of freight, to
which was added 150 tons on the way up.
Her cargo consistedof 170 tons of' car wheels
and the remainder of sugar, molasses, old
iron and sundries. She was registered at
1,400 tons and owned by Captains A. M.
Halliday and C. G. Young. She was valued
at 24.000, and insured through George W.
Nears agency, of Cincinnati, for 14,000.
Nothing is known as to the insurance on
The Paris C. Brown was built at Cincin
nati in 1878 by the Marine, Railway and
Dock Company for the Cincinnati and New
Orleans trade, in which she had been run
ning ever since, making over 90 trips with
out a mishap of any kind. She had been
for a number of yeais in command of Cap
tain A. M. Halliday, but at the time ot the
disaster she was commanded by Captain C.
G. Young, a native of Cincinnati. She had
on board ten cabin passengers and a few
The officers of the Hanna Blanks, down
this evening, report that the Paris C. Brown
h a total wreck, with only the pilot house
:Cd asmall portion of the decks appearing
above water. A IaTge part of the cargo will
be a total loss. This morning many bar
rels, etc., were seen floating in the river.
Borne of them were caught by persons in
this city and West Baton Rouge.
MATAAFA DEFEATS THE GERMANS.
A Spirited FIgbt ia Which tbo Rebels Arc
Led,to Victory by nu American.
Berlin, January 6. Official advices
from Apia confirm yesterday's announce
ment of an encounter between Mataafa's
followers and the Germans. On December
18 the German gunboat Adler, with the
German Consul on board, proceeded to
Lanly, Mataafa's chief position, with the
intention of nogotiating for the disarming of
the insurgents in conscqucnceof the destruc
tion of German property and insults to Ger
A party of men was landed, and while on
their way to the Vailele plantation they
were suddenly attacked by a party of rebels
led by an American named Klein. The
Olga, Adler and Eben landed more men.
who succeeded in repelling the natives and
destroying some ot their villages. Lieu
tenant Sieger and 15 men were killed, and
Lieutenants Spenglcr and Burchard and 36
men wounded. The latter are doing well.
Other accounts state that the Germans re
tired to "Vailele and held it against the
greatest odds until reinforced. Matafa's
loss was ten killed and 30 wounded. The
Germans bombarded "Vailele, Letoga, Lanly,
Mataafagaand Matafas. Mataafa now holds
a strongly entrenched position near Apia,
where great excitement prevails.
The .European women and children have
been placed on board the men-of-war.
Business is at a standstill. Expecting
further German action, Mataafa has ob
tained a supply of ammunition. He declares
himself ready to appear before the com
manders of the British, and American men-of-war.
THE PANAMA CANAL SAFE.
A New Company Organized With a Large
Capital and Do Lcsseps nt Its Head.
Paris, January 6. The Petit Journal
states that a meeting of Panama Canal
bondholders have addressed a letter to M.
deLesseps offering him the chairmanship
of a new canal company to be formed by
shareholders in the present company. The
Journafsays the new company will have a
capital of several million francs and will
take over the concern from the old Panama
The debate in the American Senate on
the Panama Canal excites ill will here. A
friend 'of M, de Lesseps declares' that when
M. de Lesseps, in 1877, asked the American
Minister, General Noyes, for an explicit
statement of the views of the American
Government, General Noyes replied that,
while he thought that Americans viewed
the project with suspicion, he was unable
to obtain an official statement from the Gov
ernment. A KNIGHT OF THE ROAD.
Two Stages Robbed in California by a Very
Cloverdale, Cal., January 6. A
double stage robbery occurred last night
The down stage from Mendocino City was
stopped near Philo about 11 o'clock by a
masked highwayman, who demanded the
treasure-box. and holding a revolver in one
hand, took the-box from the driver with the
the other. He thanked tbe driver, and or
dered him to drive on. He then remarked,
"Good night, gentlemen."
The stage had only gone a few hundred
yards when it met the up stage from Clover
dale, and the driver remarked he also had
been robbed, but gave no details. The ex
press boxes were all that were taken.
A Newspaper Mnn Burned Ont.
Philadelphia, January 6. The hand
some residences of Robert MoWade, clty
editor of. the Public Ledger, and J. H.
Tighe, on Lancaster avenue, at Wayne sta
tion, were entirely- destroyed by fire last
night. The total loss is about $20,000. '
EAlffi A WEEK'S WORK
Apparently AH That is Left for Thou
sands of Cabinet Makers.
THE BEST PLACES PARCELED 0DT
And Now Only the Minor Chinks Are at
General Harrison's Disposal.
THE LIST DWINDLES DOWN TO A DOZEN.
Indiana's Chances Very Poor, Owing to Dos-In-Uie-
Manjer John Hew.
General Harrison is expected to select
within a week one of the Cabinets that have
been made for him by his kind friends.
Whether he will then announce it is another
thing. It is now considered certain that the
chief places have been decided upon, and
that the little, fish will be caught in short
order. This supposed state of affairs gives
the speculators a new field, which they are
not backward in attempting to cover.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TITE DISFATCn.1
Indianapolis, January 6. It looks as
though General Harrison would complete
the formation of his Cabinet in a week.
Matters in the Cabinet-making line have
evidently been approaching a crisis forsome
time, and apparently important action is
now pending- It is not believed that any
definite aud formal offers of Cabinet places
have yet been made to anyone, but it is
thought that understandings have been ar
rived at with the several men which give
the President-elect a basis upon which to
finish his task of selecting his Cabinet.
If it is true that the men for the leading
positions have been chosen, and that the
New York difficulty has been arranged, the
work of filling up the smaller places will be
a job of but a few days. The situation
seems to be that the President-elect has for
a week past had under consideration a list
of 12 or 15 names from which to choose the
seven advisors provided for by law and
custom. There are included in this list
representatives or all sections of the country
and of different shades of party feeling, bnt
the fate of the bulk of those quasi candi
dates will be told by the settlement of tbe
question as to who shall be Secretary of
THE LIST UNDER CONSIDERATION.
This list of names was given to-day as ap
proximately the ones that General Harrison
has been considering: Blaine of Maine,
Proctor of Vermont, Piatt and Evarts of
New York, Wanamaker of Pennsylvania,
Henderson of Missouri, Sherman of Ohio,
Alger of Michigan, Spencer of Wisconsin,
Allison and Clarkson of Iowa, Manderson
and Thurston of Nebraska, and possibly
some Indiana man, and Swift of California.
Beside these there are a dozen other men
like Wharton Barker, General Longstreet,
Chauncey Depew, Alvin Hawkins, of Ten
nessee; Alfred C. Buck, of Georgia; Brad
ley, of Kentucky, and others who are, ac
cording to some accounts, upon the Presi
dent's mind, but to whose chances there can
be discovered no actual strength".
With Blaine out, it can be set; down as
almost certain that Proctor will go into the
War Department or some of the minor de
partments. The termi of thaNew York,
compromise, if any lias been made, are-not
obtainable "here, but opinion inclines
toward Piatt, if herman goes into the
State Department. If Piatt goes in, it is
pretty certain to be for a minor department.
probably the navy, although his friends or
the friends of his friends, who are numerous
abont here, continue to insist that he is go
ing to get the Treasury.
A CONDITIONAL CONUNDRUM.
If Allison refuses the Treasury Depart
ment, who will get it is a conundrum, unless
Piatt really does have a mortgage on it One
thing is more sure, and that is that Allison
out, Clarkson is pretty good -possibility for
the Interior Department Western politi
cians and financial men, however, refuse to
believe that anyone but Allison will go into
the Treasury.and that would count Clarkson
out and would give the Interior Department
probably to Manderson or to Swift It is
not likely that the Pacific coast will hare
any representative, unless it is Swift
Alger's friends are very confident that he
will get one of the smaller places. Wana
maker has been a sort of a mystery here,
and in spite of the positive statements from
the East that he is to be Postmaster Gen
eral, it is still doubted here whether he will
get anything at all.
Henderson and other Southerners are spok
en of only for the Department of Justice,
and this for evident reasons. The appoint
ment of one to the War or Navy Depart
ment would risk the awakening ot unpleas
ant reminiscences, no matter on which side
he fought during the war. The State, Treas
ury and Interior Departments are outside
the probable tastes. or acquirements of a
Southern Republican, and the Postoffice
Department is too much of a political one
to go to a section that furnishes no political
strength to the party in power.
HOOSIERS' CHANCES VEST SLIM.
Indiana is still a doubtful quantity in
Cabinet talk, but the best opinion remains
that the Btate will have no representative.
John C. New's evident close relations to the
President-elect help to strengthen this view,
for while Colonel New does not want office-
fox himself, it is also true that he docs not
want any other Indiana fellow to get one
that will be likely to overshadow
the new power behind the throne. Col
onel New is a' good hater, and' he has
it in for several statesmen who have crossed
his plans in Indiana politics. One of these,
is said to be C,hairman Huston, although
outwardly the feeling between them is
friendly. It is not likely that Mr. Huston
will get any great distinction under the new
administration if Colonel New can help it.
Nevertheless, Huston has-a pull of his own
with the General, and his friends are very
Harrison really created Huston political
ly, taking him ud and makint? him Chair
man of the State Committee in 1886 against
the protests of the wholering of party bosses
in Indiana, who not only predicted that no
man outside of the city was familiar enough
with the politics of the State to run a cam
paign properly, but did some things to make
their predictions come true.
HAD NO FAITH IN HUSTON.
Colonel New, for instance, it is said, was
not inside the committee rooms during the
campaign of 1886, and ex-Governor Porter
refused to start the financial ball rolling
for the campaign, and tolcTHuston plainly
that he did not know what he -was talking
about when- he said that tbe Legislature
could be carried and the State ticket elected,
and warned him that he was making a mis
take that would cost the party dear by de
stroying public confidence in the chances
of success in subsequent campaigns in which
there were better opportunities.
Five Democratic majority upon'joiht bal
lot was the prediction that Porter made as
to the complexion as to the Legislature,
after Huston had gone over the whole mat
ter with him. district by district, and had
argued that it was entirely feasible to carry
the State and send Harrison back to the
Senate. The result of the campaign was to
elect the State ticket and a Legislature that
was practically a tie.
ONE IN THE OTHER'S DEBT.
Through all the opposition Harrison stood
by and has backed Huston np ever since
against thelndiana clique. .Curious enough,
the friends of Huston are using this as a
reason why Huston should go into the Cab
inet. The idea seems to be that Harrison is
,in debt to the Connersville banker for
having created him and made him a polit
ical power. It is possible that General
Harrison may think that the obligation lies
the other way.
There is still talk of partner Miller going
into the Cabinet It may be that this is to
be one of the surprises which it is predicted
that General Harrison will give the people
when he announces his Cabinet but a more
reasonable supposition is that if there are
any such surprises the men selected will
have been even less mentioned for Cabinet
honors than partner Miller.
His General Files to tbe French Legation
for Protection From the Fury of tbe
Haitian Populace Sending
for French Men-of-Wnr.
Port-au-Pbince, December 23. The
Haytian gunboat Grand River left last night
late, flying the French flag, for Mole St,
Nicholas, now in the hands of he Hyppo
lites, to cable to Martinique for the French
fleet' to protect Port-au-Prince. It is under
stood that Legitime's General, commanding
his main army, was seriously defeated at
Hinche, ten miles from the San Domingo
frontier, and arrived last night with a report
of the defeat. He is now at the French le
gation under tht protection of the French
flag, as the rage of the people is feared when
they shall bars learned of the defeat, and it
is believed that the French Minister imme
diately dispatched a request for the French
A jubilation mass was held this morning
at St. Joseph's Cathedral for the election
of Legitime to the Presidency. Legitime
and his ministers and suit called yesterday
on Admiral' Luce, returning his official
visit orthe previous day."
Several cases of yellow fever exist on the
ships in the harbor and in the city itself.
Every precaution possible in the present
state of affairs is being taken, and the
health of the crews ot the Galena and
Yantic remains excellent. The Haytien
Republic is being thoroughly fumigated, as
no attention had been paid to her since the
fatal case of yellow fever that occurred some
two mouths age. She will be formally
TWO DOWN-HEARTED CONGRESSMEN.
A Couple of Wisconsin Members Whose
Scats Are Unsteady.
SPECIAL TELEOBAX TO TUE DISPATCIT.1
Washington, January 6. Congressman-elect
Brickner, of the Fifth Wisconsin
district, is in the city, and is apparently
very much down-hearted at the prospect
that a serious and perhaps successful protest
will be made against his taking his seat.
He freely confesses that he has little hope,
on account of the very small majority the
Republicans will have and the difficulty he
will experience in giving legal proof of his
His case and that of Earwig, of the
Second district, are identical, and they are
both decidedly curious. Both men were
brought from Germany to this country when
they were small children, and have both
lived nearly all of their lives in the Con
gressional districts from which they are
now elected to Congress. Their fathers ap
plied for their naturalization papers, and
and upon receiving their first papers began
to vote, as was legal in that State. Whether
they applied for and received their last pa
pers it is not known, as their- parooUntO'
dead and. the sons know nothing personally'
about the matter. There is no record of
their becoming full-fledged citizens of the
United States in the counties in which they
received their first papers.
'For a time the parents of both lived in
other parts of the country than those in
which they first settled, but up to this time
it cannot be discovered that there is any
where a record of the issue of the second
installment of naturalization papers to
either Father Brickner or Father Barwig,
and it is believed that as they began voting
on their first papers they kept on doing so
in the belief that they were sufficient
Both Brickner and Barwig grew up and
voted for a score of years, and .their citizen
ship has never heretofore been questioned,
but owing to the closeness of Congress will
doubtless cause the Republicans to declare
their seats vacant, that they may have
another opportunity at the polls.
CAN'T MUZZLE THE PRESS.
Independent Newspaper Not to
Downed br tbe Use of Boodle.
Chicago, January 6. The Times to
morrow will print the story of the at
tempted bribery of Mr. Cloud, one of the
paper's employes, to steal certain
documents supposed to reflect upon
James Doolittle, attorney for one of the
elevated railroads seeking franchises from
the city Council. The Times has been
charging that boodle was being used in be
half of the Doolittle road, and has been
scoring the lawyer himself unsparingly.
The documents desired were those on which
the Times relies to support its charges.
Mr. Doolittle did not get the papers, as
young Mr. Cloud was acting throughout the
affair with the full knowledge of Mr. West,
the editor of the Times. The bribe money,
over $700, was paid to Cloud in advance of
the delivery of the documents. He still has
it, and also the confidence of his employer.
A BULL FIGHT IN TEXAS.
Three Bulls Killed Whilo tbe Police Stand
by and Enjoy tbe Sport.
Laredo, Tex., January 6. On Friday
those having charge of the fiestas took out a
license for an acrobatic performance which
was given last evening in a regular bull
pen. A large crowd, mostly Mexicans, was
present, and the acrobatic performance had
not progressed far before the cry went up
from them of "el to o," which indicated
that the real object of the crowd in gather
ing there was to witness a bull fight
In response to tbe cry the ring ?was soon
clared of acrobatic apparatus, the bulls
came bounding into the ringand a regular
hull, fight was soon in.progress. Therenvere
four savage fights and three bulls were
killed. The city police stood by and enjoyed
WILL MAINTAIN RATES.
Western Rnllroad Men Meet Bat Fall to
Complete Their Work.,
Chicago, January 6. The Managers
Committee of Five on Reorganization of the
Western Railway Association have failed
to adopt the Executive Board's scheme. At
yesterday's meeting of managers a report
recommending that the present organiza
tion be continued was made, and the con
sideration of the articles of agreement was
The question of regulating the sale of
mileage tickets occupied the entire session
without any conclusion being reached.
Adjournment was taken until Wednesday,
the roads meantime standing pledged to ad
here to existing rates.
Overtaken by tho Law.
Boston, January 6. A dispatch from
the Chief of Police, Henry Brady, of Den
ver, Col., was received this afternoon, an
nouncing the capture of Henry C. Stickney,
confidential clerk, of C. L. Davenport, of
this city, who recently defrauded his em
ployer to the extent of some $3,000 by raising
AS TRIC EEAM
Some Insiduv f
on. the Workings
of the Gre.
jugar Swindle. i
THE SECEETS OP THE DARK BOOUV
Taking 3 Feir Particular Friends in on ths
ENGINEER BABBITT TELLS HIS STORT..
He eali So thin; and Did Little hut Draw His Salary
Further developments are given this
morning in the great sugar swindle. C. O.
Babbitt, who was employed as engineer tells
his story, a very peculiar narrative it is.
Details of the early history of Prof. Friend
are also given, with an account of his
operations in Chicago.
I SPECIAL TELEOSAX TO TOT DISPATCH.
St. Louis, January 6. The inside story
of how tbe stockholders of the Electrio
Sugar Company were deceived is told here
to-day by C. C. Babbitt, the engineer, who ,
put up the machinery for the company. Mr.
Babbitt is now employed by the St Louis
Sugar Refining Company, and is vouched
for by prominent manufacturers East and
He says that two years ago he was em
ployed by the Electric Company and
started to work putting in the machinery.
Said he: "X had been working there just
three months, when one day Mr. Sniffen
came to me and told me to go up to
the professor's room that was the big, dark,
secret room where Prof. Friend said he
had eleetrical machinery, and put in pipes
to heat the room. I went there, bnt a
watchman met me at the door,' and
told me I could not go in. I
said all right, and went -back to
my work downstairs. The next afternoon
-Sniffen came to me arid said: 'Babbitt,
am very sorry, but I will have to lay you
off.' I asked him why. and he replied:
'The professor has found that you tried to
force your way into his room, and he is
not willing to have you here any more.
"My reply to him was I went io that
room in obedience to your orders, and when
the guard refused to admit me I left X
went to the office on Wall street at noon
next day and Mr. Cotterill, the President
of the company, gave me 100. I don't
know what for. I was told not to say any
thing, but to report at the office every day
and my salary would go on. I did report,
and for seven months the only thing I did
was to report.
"Now, before I tell you what I said to
them I will tell you what I observed when
I was with the company, and how Sniffen
treated me and some of my friends with re
gard to shares. Sniffen advised me by all
means to get hold of some of the stock. He
said that, as a personal favor to me, he
would get me one or two shares at
low price, but he didn't want me to
say nothing to Cotterill or anyone havint:
them, or what I paid for them. He said
they were worth 400 in London, and would
be worth more, and X ought to get them if X
had to steal the monev. A friend of mine
.and I-Jjpjujjt someol the shares from -bim,.tjJs
nu Birunier jrienu ut mine, iiaujeu-.paj,, '9SV
got some, too, under the same conditions. .S
"The next time I saw a London quotation "i?
ui buu suares A Biiw tuab uiey ncmacuiu
there for 300 instead of 400. Ours cost ns
a good deal more than S300, and some time
after we bought them,, Cotterill told Bates,
not knowing where Bates had boughc
his shares, that he had paid
too much for them, and that
at the time he'bought them, he could have
got them at the office for 250. Sniffen told
us that in a year he would buy them back
from us at what we paid for them if we
didn't want to keep them, and when we
went to him to get bim'to take them he de
clined, saying he would do so if he had the
money, but he didn't have the money.
.rn t. -r .1 l 11 J ill I3i
One test was made in tne secret room.
A lot of raw sugar was carted in and the
vftofessor and Mrs. Friend dumped it into
some sort of hopper and run everybody out
of the room. Shortly afterward they showea
a lot of refined sugar. I told Cotterill and
Suifflin it was a fraud, but that they said
nothing. I examined the machinery and
found a lot of old iron boxed up. There
were pulleys, cogs, cranks, ropes, and even
apiece of "anchor. This stuff was never
opened, but was shown to some holders as
part of the machinery."
FRIEND'S CHICAGO OPERATIONS.
The late PrOf. H. C. Friend began his
operations in Chicago. Prof. Friend ent
there in 1831 and interested several capital
ists in what he claimed was a chemical proc
ess for making a fine grade of sugar from
the most crude grape sugars. The profes
sor was a man to inspire confidence, and
said that all he lacked was money. A com
pany was formed, with Friend as Presi
dent. H. G. Teed was Secretary and
S. O. Ovitt Treasurer. An old building at
the corper of West Lake and Peoria streets
was procured, and the first shares were sold
to defray expenses.
It was expected that the factory would
have a capacity of 1.500 barrels daily, but it
failed to start on time. Prof. Friend said
that this was because more apparatus was
necessary. The money for the apparatus
was promptly paid, but at last S. S. Gard
ner, a stockholder, brought suit against
Friend for obtaining money under frJse pre
tenses. The matter was amicably settled
and nend nnaily leit quietly iir .Mew
York with his wife.
He did not claim thereto nseelectricityia j
his refining process. In comparison with
the amounts tor which Friend "did up" tb'
English capitalists the Chicago investo
lost but little, the whole sum put into th
plant being less than 8,000.
THE HALCYON DAYS.
Speaking of the halcyon days of the com
pany, Mr. Robertson, Treasurer of the com
pany, said to a New York reporter, he re
ceived a circular signed "W. H. Cotterill,"
Vice President E. S. Refining Company,"
for use in his (Mr. Robertson's) trip amonsr
English investors. It is dated "Liverpool, '
January 5tb, 1886," and says:
As requested, I give you the particulars ofv ,
the several demonstrations given by Prof.
Friend ot bis process since my connection with
him, and to all of wbiob I can personally vouch.
I am not able, in some cases, to give tbe exact
dates, not having the means hero to fix them
The first two demonstrations were at the end -of
November, or early In December, 1883. On
the first day two barrels were refined. On the
followln; day a third barrel was redned. The
parties for whom this demonstration was given
were thoroughly satisfied that the three bar
rels of sugar were then and there refined, and
signed a certificate to that effect, and were
perfectly able to find all the money required!
butafter the demonstration, while the terms'
of agreement were being, and had all but been,
arranged, they insisted, as a sine qua non, that
the protester should impart to one of them the
full details in other wordi, tbe secret of the
process. This being directly contrary to the
express understanding on which the demon
stration was givenland the negotiations had'
started upon, Prof. Friend declined to do busi- .
ness with them on any terms, as their con
duct excited his suspicions.
Tho course which was adopted in all tho
f oregoins demonstrations, and which were all - '
given at Prof. Friend's residence, was as -J
The machine stood on a table about 4 feet
long and 3 feet wide having legs about 3 feet
hl?n. The machine was covered by a sheet
which did not come below tbe machine, thus -.
allowiuc the table to be fnllr exposed to view- -
vm. tvIi a .ha m.nhln. B.A...1 rfV .. '
MMp numv .mo u.auu.0 .WW. Alio .TUUI&
was about 12 feet square. There was nothiBjr'b
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