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Against Continuing the Soldiers
Orphans' Schools While .
Controlled by a
GREEDY, RICH SYNDICATE.
A Movement to Tax Unnaturalized
Laborers for the Benefit
of the State.
THE EMPLOYEES TO BE ASSESSED.
Oil Producers' BUI Which it
Feared Might Eesult in Legal
SENATOR COOPER SATES HIS HONOR
Representative Kauffman objects to con
tinuing the soldiers orphans' schools un
less the management is changed. He claims
that at present they arc run in the interests
of a greedy syndicate. Mr. Campbell offers
a new scheme of taxation. He desires that
employers of foreign and unnaturalized em
ployes shall be taxed 25 cents a day for
each laborer. He oners a law to this end,
which provides severe penalties for its
iolation. Senator Cooper will not push his
amendments to the high license bill.
IPROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. Representa
tive Kauffman, of Lancaster, succeeded to
night in once more triving the House some
thing to think of. "When the proper place
for original resolutions was reached he arise,
ent to the clerk's desk, and had reid a reso
lution, reciting that Governor Beaver had
called attention to the fact that after June 1,
1890, the soldiers orphaus' schools would
cease to exist, and, in view of this, he asked
that a committee of five soldiers, members of
the House, be appointed to consider whether
it is advisable to continue the schools until
the children now being educated therein
shall have reached tbs age of 16 years, and
whether it would be a good thing to place
the schools under a different management
A Mockery of Patriotism.
In supporting his resolution Mr. Kauff
man explained that he is infavnr of the con
tinuance of the schools, but not in favor of
the bill introduced in the interest, as he de
clared, of a syndicate that has grown rich
out of their management. He said:
"I am reliably informed that the Grand
Army of the Republic, at their meeting at
Erie in Februarv, will oppose the passage
of this bill. This syndicate has had the
time for the ending of these schools ex
tended from time to time. It is greatly to
be regretted that the whole system was not
uprooted when the greed of the syndicate
was exposed a few years ago. Had the
schools been reorganized at the time on an
honest basis no one could" have objected t
their continuance, but when no objection is
made to known abuses, but additional
power is given to the authors of these
abuses, it is a very mockery of every
The resolution was read twice and will be
adopted hen it again comes up in regular
To itenrfit tn Individual.
Mr. Kauffman's idea, as he exnlaiued it
later to The DisrATCH correspondent, is to
have admission to the schools stopped, bnt
the schools maintained until the pupils
under 16 years of age are graduated in
accordance with previous laws. The source
of supply being thus cut off, he would have
the number of schools decreased with the
number of scholars. The proposition of the
bill now before the House to separate the
Soldiers Orphan Schools from the Depart
ment of Public Instruction and to pay a
new superintendent J,000 a year, he looks
on with extreme disfavor, and believes it is
especially designed to benefit John M.
Greer, of Butler, present Male Inspector of
Soldiers Orphans' Schools. The bill admit
ting the mothers, wives and widows of de
ceased or permanently disabled soldiers to
the soldiers orphans' schools, he considers
another effort to add to the riches of the
syndicate. He believes this latter measure
should be considered by the House on its
own merits, and not mixed in with legisla
tion for soldiers' orphans.
Glad to Shift the Borden.
Captain Billingsley said in conversation
to-night that Mr. Kauffman's statement that
the G. A. R. State Encampment at Erie
would oppose the soldiers orphans' measure
now before the House was not news to him.
He had heard it before, but the action of the
State Encampment is yet in the future, and
no one can tell with certainty what may be
done when it meets.
One member of the House, who comes
from a district in which the syndicate has a
school, expressed great satisfaction that the
matter had assumed its present form. "I
am glad," he said, "that the old soldiers
will have to decide the matter. It is a very
troublesome question that the House will
be glad to shoulder on them. There are
two sides to the question, and one of them
is justice to the orphans who will be turned
out in the world if the Legislature doesn't
reconsider the action of last session. The
jobbery charged against the syndicate is the
dark side or the picture. I think the Houe
does well to let the soldiers decide the ques
WILL IT LEGALIZE TRUSTS?
A BUI That Is Canning Considerable Talk
Among OU Men.
IFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. There is
considerable talk among oil country mem
bers concerning Mr. Hayes bill to permit
oil-producing corporations to hold stock in
other oil-producing and natural gas cor
porations. The talk is spreading from oil
country members to others, and some who
examined it look on it as a bill to legalize
trusts. The bill is intended as a supple
ment to the general corporation act, and its
principal point is given in the foregoing.
As a tail goes with the hide, the right to
buy and sell these stocks is also included in
the right to hold.
The power of the corporations to so pur
chase and hold is limited by the proviso
f 'that the amount of such stock held by any
Corporation, together with the amount of its
fapital stock, shall not exceed in the aggre
gate the amount to which the capital of
snch corporations is limited bv the thirty
ninth section or the act to which this is a
The limit o-' capitalization as provided bv
the general act is $5,000,000. The bill was
jntroduced-by Mr. Hayes, of Venango, on
January 11, and favorably reported from the
Corporation Committee January 25.
TAXING FOREIGN LABOR.
Employe" to Fny 23 Cent a Day for Each
FROM A STAFF C0RRE6P0KPENT.2
Harrisburg, January 28. Representa
tive Campbell to-night introduced a bill in
the House of great interest to the working
men. The preamble recites the injustice of
the competition of unnaturalized foreign
ers, who seldom or never pay taxes, Vith
American labor, thereby depriving the lat
ter of lair compensation. It also recites
that it is the duty of Government to regu
late such matters for the benefit of American
workingmen, and then provides as follows:
Section 1 Be it enacted, ett. that all per
sons, firms, associations or corporations em
ploying foreign born unnaturalized persons
within this Commonwealth, shall be and are
hereby taxed at the rate of 25 cents per day,
for each day. each of such foreign born un
nituralized persons may be employed, which
tax shall be paid into the respective county
treasuries, one-half of which tax is to be dis
tributed among the respective school districts
of each countv in proportion to the number of
schools in such district: the other half of said
tax. Khali be nsed bv the nroner countv au
thorities for defraying the general expenses of J
the distribution of the school fund to be made
on or before December 1 ofjeach year.
faECTiON 2 It shall be the duty of all per
sons, firms, associations and corporations in
this Commonwealth tp ascertain whether any
of their employes are foreign-born, unnatural
ized persons, and if there be any such, to keep
a correct record of such persons employed,
their names, places of birth, together with the
exact number of days such persons are em
ployed, which record shall be kept and be sub
ject to examination by the County Commis
sioners or anyone designated by them for that
Section 3 Provides for quarterly reports in
accordance with the foregoing nnder oath, to
the County Commissioners of the countv in
which employment is given. The amount of
the tax shall accompany the report.
A penaltv of not less than $200, and not
more than 81,000 is provided for violations
of the provisions of the law.
Embodied In lee Revenue BUI Introduced
by Rrprrsentailve IlslU
FROM A STAPT CORHESFONTJEVT.l
Harrisburg, January 28. The revenue
bill introduced to-night will, when com
pleted in committee, be the product of the
combined wisdom and experience of the
Governor, Auditor General, State Treas
urer, Cashier oi the Treasury and other of
ficials. It was introduced to-night for the
purpose of obtaining for it a good place on
the calendar. The bill was introduced by
Hon. Henry Hall, of Mercer, and referred
to the Committee on "Ways and Means. The
granger bill and County commissioners'
bill will probably give way to it.
The Auditor General's bill will be im
mediately reported from the committee for
the purpose of being printed, and will then
be recommitted to be compared with the
other bills in the committee's hands and to
be rounded out to completion.
COOPER'S HONOR SAFE.
He Has Indicated His Progressiveness, and
Will Now Best.
rraOM A ETATF CORRESPONDENT.
HAKKiSBUKG,January28. Eon. Thomas
V. Cooper has arrived at the conclusion that
it the Republican party of Pennsylvania
does not advance with the rapid strides of
the Senator from Delaware, the latter, hav
ing indicated his progressiveness, will
moderate his gait to suit the party pace. In
other words, Mr. Cooper has made up his
mind that the gentlemen who were strong
enough to depose him from the State Chair
manship have determined that his bill mnst
stay where the conference, of last week left
it in the possession oi the .Delaware states
man. . " " "
Mr. Cooper holds that all is not lost where
honor is saved, and honor is his strong
point, next to a native shrewdness which
enables him to keep himself before the
MILLIONS OF NICKELS
Taken In by Pittsburg Street Car Lines
During the Past Year.
IFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
HARRISBURG, January 28. The Pitts
burg and "West End Passenger Railway's
report for 1888 shows earnings, 578,865 49;
operating expenses, 56,513 30. The Union
Passenger Railway Company, of Pittsburg,
shows receipts of 570,610 17, and operating
expenses of 60,915 22.
The former line reported 512,000 divi
dends. The latter reported none. In round
numbers one line carried 1,450,000 passen
gers during the vear, and the other 1,300,
A TUSSLE WITH A MEAT BILL.
Municipal Legislation to bo Considered by
the Committee To-Day.
rFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. The Judi
ciary Committee expects to have another
tussle with the grangers' meat bill during
the week. Chairman Hall says he hears
rumors that the opponents of the measure
will soon request a day for a hearing, but
knows nothing definite.
The Municipal Corporations Committee
will begin its labor at 9 o'clock to-morrow
morning. The third class cities will first
appear before it.
Will Consider All at Once.
tmOM A STATF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. The sub
committee of the "Ways and Means Commit
tee on Liquor Legislation has not yet' con
sidered the bills and amendments to the
Brooks law before it. One member diplo
matically says that the sub-committee ex
pects more matter to come before it, and
doesn't want to consider any of it until it
can consider all.
Countv Commissioners' Salaries Increased.
IFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. Representa
tive White will to-morrow introduce a bill
raising the salaries of Allegheny County
Commissioners from 2,500 to 54,500; raising
the salary of the County Solicitor to 1,000
and of the County Detective from f 1,200 to
A Short Session.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Harrisburg, January 28. The business
of the Senate to-night was confined to tbe
reading of bills the first time, and the session
lasted only about half an hour.
,To Tax Oil and Gas Leases.
TFROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 28. Senator Mc
Lain, of Washington, will to-morrow intro
duce a bill to tax oil and gas leases.
THE WORK NEARLY FINISHED.
To-Day Is Set for Final Action on the New
Chicago, January 28. The meeting of
railroad presidents made very satisfactory
progress to-day, and the consideration of
the new agreement by sections was com
pleted. The secretary of the meeting was
ordered to have the agreement printed in
its amended iorm for final consideration to
morrow. Whether the Burlington and Northern
will be satisfied with this disposition of the
matter remains to be seen. That road was
not represented at to-day's session, and the
resolution was adopted without its vote.
Vice President Harris will be present to
morrow, and it is expected will then be
heard from. v
MBS. STEWART'S WILL.
Rosalie Butler's Determined Effort
Brenk It Testimony of a Chicago
LnwyeiJudge Hilton Very
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Tek, January 28. When the
hearing of the petition of Rosalie Butler for
a revocation of the will of her aunt, Mrs.
Cornelia Stewart, nnder which she gets but
$50,000, was resumed before Surrogate Ran
som to-day, after an intermission of six
weeks, Mr. Osborne, who is n Chicago law
yer, testified that, in January, 1876, he had
a conversation with Mrs. Stewart regarding
Judge Hilton. Mrs. Stewart, who seemed
very much excited, opened the conversation.
She said that people had been to her com
plaining about the Judge and asserting that
he was not treating her iairly. She, how
ever, knew more about her own affairs than
anyone else, and was sure he was doing all
fie could to serve her. He had given up
his business to attend to hers, and she
thought it very smart in him to carry on
successiully the immense business Mr.
Stewart had built up, and he only a lawyer.
People, she continued, had found fault with
her for assigning her business to him.
The witness here asked her the question:
"Then it wasn't an outright sale?"
"No," was the reply, "but it had to ap
pear so to the outside world, for how could
thebusiness be conducted otherwise?" She
added that she had sometimes to sign pa
pers, which she always did without hesita
tion, but that Judge Hilton ordinarily con
ducted matters without troubling her. She
ended by pointing out things in the room
which she says Judge Hilton, who was con
stantly making her presents, had given her.
The witness said that he had always be
lieved the transfer alluded to by Mrs.
Stewart to have been conditional, and had
not believed that Judge Hilton was trying
to make it absolute until the pending trial.
In the midst of a tedigus and involved
cross-examination the court adjourned until
A PROFOUND SENSATION
Will be Canned by the Photographs of the
Solar Eclipse, Snys Mr. Brnshenr.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
San Francisco, January 28. James A.
Brashear, the Pittsburg telescope maker,
who was with the party that studied the
solar eclipse at Winnemucca, Nev., says
that the additions to astronomical knowl
edge which will result from the observations
made on this coast will be the most im
portant and valuable made since solar
eclipses were first studied. He is enthusi
astic over the photographic work that was
done in California, and declares that when
the negatives reach the hands of Eastern
and European astronomers they will cause
a profound sensation.
"They are particularly valuable," ssys
Mr. Brashear, "from the fact that they
show a marvelous amount of detail ot the
inner corona. From what I have seen of
the negatives already developed, I am
satisfied that the character of the inner
corona can be definitely determined when
the remainderof the negatives are developed.
There is strong evidence already that the
inner corona is not due to meteoric streams
falling on the sun, but that it is of electrical
orizin, and bears a close relation to the
auroro. One proof of this is that the nega
tives show the streams to have a side
movement. But if they had been station
ary at the time of observation they would be
ascribed to other causes."
LEGISLATIVE ACTION ON TRUSTS.
Ohio Will Proceed Against tbe Standard
Oil-nnd Otber Monopolies.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Columbus, January 28. The joint leg
islative committee on pools and trusts is
holding a meeting in Cincinnati this week,
and it is reported on good authority that
they have concluded to have suits brought
in Supreme Court to revoke the charters of
the Standard Oil Company and the Match
Trust. The Attorney General is now in
"Washington, and the matter will be pro
ceeded with when hreturns.
The committee has been gathering evi
dence on these as well as the monopoly on
schoolbooks. There is a determined senti
ment against present and prospective trusts
in Ohio, and strong regulation will be in
stituted by the present Legislature.
HOMELESS IN A BLIZZARD.
Widows nnd Orphans Tnrnedlnto tbe Street
by nn Obdnrnte Landlord.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
St. Louis, January 28. For five nights
two widows, Mrs. Anna Roos and Mrs.
Mary Black, the former with three and the
latter with two children, have slept in the
streets. The widows rented two rooms on
North Twenty-first street from a man
named Flynn, paying 55 a month. For two
months the women have not been able to
pay the rent demanded. Mr. Flynn had
them evicted and seized their household
property for rent.
Until yesterday's blizzard they lived
cuddled together on the warm side of a
board fence. The police learned of their
destitution last night, and tunas have been
raised for their benefit
THE LILT'S DAMAGE SUIT.
A Settlement Will Probably be Effected In
Chicago, January 28. Manager J. H.
McVickers' suit against Mrs. Langtry for
510,000 for failure to play at his theater
some months ago, when she claimed to be
sick, came up for trial before Judge Gres
ham to-day. The lawyers for Mr. McVick
ers stated that a settlement between the
manager and actress was in progress and if
the negotiations did not result in an agree
ment by Thursday they would be ready to
go to trial on that day.
A jury was waived, and the case, if tried,
will be submitted to the Court. Mrs. Lang
try is not expected to be present in person.
A QUEER CUSTOMS QUESTION.
Five miles of Railroad Track Seized for
Ottatva, Ont., January 28. Five miles
of track belonging to the St. Croix and
Penobscot Kailway, a road which runs
from Calais, Me., to Princeton, Me., has
been seized by Canadian custom officials. It
appears that tnerailway crosses the boundary
at Baring, and for fivemiles is undoubtedly
in Canadian territory.
The Penobscot Companv ncclected to nav
duty on the material imported for the Cana
dian portion of the road, valued at 530,000.
The road was placed under seizure on Sat
urday. It is not intended, however, to stop
A SECRET SOCIETY P1GHT.
Sons of St. Georjro Boycotting
Members of the Jr. O. U. A. M.
tSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DtSPATCn.l
"Wsiii.svii.iiE, January 28. Quite a
furore has been created in the little village
of Irondale, some six miles from here, by
the order of the Koyal Sons of St. George
boycotting the members of the Jr. O. U.
So bitter is their feeling against this order
that some 10 or 12 of the English went to
their boarding mistress and informed her
that unless she Quit buying her groceries of
a member of that order they would quit
boarding with her. Some lively times are
expected ere tbe end is reached.
TOO LATE TO RESIGN.
A Serious Break in Tresident Cleve
land's Official Family
NOT LOOKED FOR AT THIS TIME.
Secretary "Whitney Positively Denies the
Rumor to the Contrary.
A MESSAGE ON SAMOA IS EXPECTED.
Fatality Apparently Attached
Although a great deal of gossip has been
evolved concerning the President's official
family not being harmonious over the
Samoan matter, nothing definite has been
learned to prove there's anything more than
rumor in it. A message ou the matter from
the President to Congress is looked for in a
ISFXCIAL TELEORAH TO THE DISPATCH. 1
"Washington, January 28. There has
been a general buzz of gossip in official cir
cles here to-day on account of the report of
a serious hitch in the Cabinet of President
Cleveland, a hitch that was about to result
in the resignation of either the Sec
retary of "War or the Secre
tary of State, the ground of
disagreement being the letter of Secretary
Whitney asking for the outlining of a defi
nite policy by the Department of State on
the Samoan question.
There is excellent ground for the assump
tion that Secretary "Whitney delighted in
the sensation he was about to create, and
that he was not particular whether he
offended Secretary Bayard or not, but beyond
that there is nothing definite. Mr. Whitney
denied to-day that there was any prospect of
a resignation of either he or Mr. Bayard, and
the latter utterly refused to be seenpranswer
any questions. Mr. Whitney is of different
mold and talks freely. He told newspaper
correspondents several days previous to the
writing of his letter that he intended to take
a step that might possibly wake the Secre
tary of State from his trance. That it has
had that effect can hardly be doubted.
The longer the correspondence is discussed
in official circles the more extraordinary
does it seem, and most officials who will
talk ot the subject at all appear to think
that it is almost as much of
A REBUKE TO THE PRESIDENT
as it is to the Secretary of State. It is per
fectly evident that there is an impression in
high official quarters that the action of
Secretary Whitney must result in serious
ill-feeling in the Cabinet, but it is also be
lieved that on account of the near approach
of the end of the term of President Cleve
land, the matter will be smoothed over and
the Cabinet held intact.
It is well known that President Cleve
land has at all times been morbidly sensi
tive in regard to reports of disagreements
in his official household, and that rather
than have a change he had used all his
influence to prevent ruptures that were at
times imminent. It is therefore considered
certain that he will not allow at this late
day a break that would cause scandal
touching a question which at best he must
leave as a legacy to another administration.
Secretary Whitney, however, is not par
ticular as to the outcome of his independ
ence. He has made no secret of the fact
that he is disgusted with the course pursued
by the Secretary of State in the Samoan im
broglio, and is gratified that he has been
able to put himself clearly on record before
he lays down his portfolio.
ANOTHER MESSAGE IMMINENT.
A Press dispatch says: Secretary "Whit
ney's mail this morning contained a long
report from Captain Mullan, commanding
the United States steamship Nipsic, dated
at Apia, Samoa, December 2R, giving a de
tailed account of occurrences on those islands
since December 3, the date of his last report
to the department, and covering the
period of the engagements between the na
tives and the Germans, and of the alleged
insults to the American flag. A copy of
tne report win oe lurmsnea to tbe
Secretary of State, and will proba
bly be transmitted to Congress the
latter part of this week, together with
the correspondence received on Satur
day from Acting Consul General
Blacklock on the same subject. The
officials refuse positively to make
public at this time any of this correspon
dence, confining themselves to the simple
statement that there is nothing in it- that
has not already appeared in the newspaper
accounts of the same occurrence.
Reoresentative Herbert. Chairman of the
House Committee on Naval Affairs, called
at the State Department to-day and had a
conference with Secretary Bayard in regard
to the situation. It is reported" as
likely that the President will have some
thing more to say on the subject when he
sends to Congress the correspondence which
has taken place since his last message.
AN ILL-STARRED MEASURE.
Every Tlmo the Oklahoma JBill Comes Up a
Public Man Dies.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, January 28 There is a
strange fatality connected with the Okla
homa bill that is very discouraging to Mr.
Springer and its numerous other friends,
who have made such a fight for its consider
ation and enactment. The strange fact about
this measure is that it has been made a
special order for three different days, and
each time its consideration has been pre
vented by the adjournment of the House,
owing, to the death of a public official.
The bill was first set down for the day
upon which Chief Justice "Waite died; then
a second date was arranged and the pro
gramme broken by the death of General
Sheridan and the consequent adjournment
of the House. Then came the big fight and
the long deadlock that resulted in a compro
mise agreement by which the much talked
of bill was made a special order for Thurs
day last. For the third time its friends
were disappointed, as the House suddenly
adjourned on that day on receipt of the
news of Representative Burns' death.
The outlook for the future is uncertain.
Many Congressmen are superstitious, and
are beginning to think that it would be a
wise policy on the part of the House to let
the unlucky bill alone. It has been fixed
for consideration to-morrow, and may get a
hearing if some public man does not un
fortunately die during the night.
REND SOMEWHAT DISCOURAGED.
Ills Complaint of Discrimination Against
Pittsburg Coal Not Sustained.
"Washington, January 28. The Inter
State Commerce Commission "has filed an
opinion in the case of "William P. Eend
against the Chicago and Northwestern Rail
way, holding that the complaint is not sus
tained. The complainant in this case al
leged discrimination on the part of the de
fendant in giving unreasonable advantage
to the producers of coal mined in Illinois
within the limits ot a certain group of mines,
and to work an undue prejudice against the
complainant and other miners of Hocking
Valley and Pittsburg coal, in contravention
of the act to regulate commerce.
NAUGHT INA NAME.
Senator Flumb Thinks Oar Foreign Mints
ten "by Any Otber Title Wonld bo
' Treated With an .EqunI
Amount of Courtesy. ,
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
"Washington, January 28. The Senate
spent nearly the entire day in a would-be
serious, but intensely amusing discussion of
the standing of our diplomatic agents abroad
and whether any of them should be raised to
tno rank of ambassador. It was proposed
to give this title to the Ministers
to England, France, Germany and
Russia, in order that their standing
at court might be improved. Plumb, of
Kansas, "a Senator from the wild and woolly
West," as a colleague remarked while he
was speaking, appeared as the opponent of
what he calls arrant nonsense, and he made
a series of his characteristic, roughshod, un
grammatical, intensely American and high
ly amusing speeches in defense of his posi-
uuu. tie reierrea to lormer juimsiera iu
the Court of St. James as excrescenes and
snobs, and pleaded for the recognition of the
There is nothing in a name, according to
the Kansas Senator, and an ambassador
would smell just as sweet if called simply
Minister, or consul or agent. Power is what
foreign governments respect, he said, and
they judge an American representative not
by the "cut of his jib," but according to
the standing of his country among the pow
ers of the globe.
Messrs. Evarts, Hoar, Hale and others
attempted to install into Mr. Plumb's mind
some appreciation of what is due to rank
and social customs and the etiquette of
court society, but the Senator from Em
poria, Kan., rfused to be instructed. He
held out for the power of simple, unadorned
Americanism, and said that anv American
representative who should be given a back
seat at the table of foreign potentates, no
matter whether he be called an ambassador
or a plain consul, should take his creden
tials and come home. In vain
did the smooth-tongued and venerable Mr.
Hoar read to him authorities upon matter
of official precedence; in vain did Mr.
Evarts unwind intermniable sentences of
diplomacy; in vain did the carpet knight
Hale untold the true rules of social eti
quette. Plumb would not be enlightened,
and insisted that all th,at is necessary for a
United States official to do, in order to re
ceive respect and homage and fair treat
ment, is to repeat at all times the simple
statement, "I am an American."
The Senate adjourned without having set
tled the question of whether the Ministers
should hereafter be called ambassadors.
ME. MILLS IS W0KKIED.
Ho Wants Republicans to Assume All Re
sponsibility for Tariff Legislation.
f SPECIAL TELEGBAU TO THE DISPATCn.l
"Washington, January 28. To-day the
print of the Senate larift bill reached the
Ways and Means Committee. Mr. Mills
was able to begin the examination for the re
port which this committee is no w to make. Tbo
report is in course of preparation. What
grounds it will take further than to oppose
the Senate measure pretty much in toto are
as yet unknown. Mr. Mills is
worried. He says that he is not
feeling well and that the cares of his posi
tion are irksome. It is known that he is
not in favor of the House legislating on the
tariff, and that he desires that the whole
subject of revenue should be left with the
Republicans of the Fifty-first Congress.
In this judgment Mr. McMillin concurs.
There are members of the committee, how
ever, who ftivor some further action on the
partof theHouse than a mere adverse report.
Notice to members of the committee to meet
at 1:30 o'clock to-morrow was served, and
M.. Mills himself stated that consideration
of the new measure would begin immedi
HUNTING A FORTUNE.
Eccentric Miser Dies and Ills Con-
cenled Wealth Canaot be Found
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New Yobk, January 28. Mr. E. LeBel
is a wholesale agent in glassware, crockery
and china at 2 College place, and since De
cember 10 is administrator of the estate of
Patrick F. Slane. He has been hunting
high and low for the fortune which every
body supposed Mr. Slane left upon
his death on November 24 last.
Mr. Slane was a curious old
merchant, whose name and faceand manners
were known to the wholesale glassware dis
trict for over half s century. For nearly 40
years he was a familiar character in the
glassware district in this town. When he
died he was 76 years old, and yet up to
within two days before his death he was at
his store. Long ago he got a reputation for
eccentricity. His credit was good and he
bought and sold successfully, but he did it
without any system, and all his accounts he
kept without a bookkeeper and almost with
The public administrator took charge, and
Mr. LeBel was appointed administrator for
the four children of the son. They are the
only heirs known. Mr. LeBel has no doubt
that property, real and personal, exists
somewhere. He has had searches made, but
GU1TEAU BROUGHT TO MIND.
Mrs. Itawson's Trial Continues to Famish
Chicago, January 28. The trial of Mrs.
Bawson for shooting the lawyer of her mill
ionaire husband for assailing her character
ended this afternoon, so far as the hearing
of testimony is concerned. The feature of
the day was the ludicrous trap into which
fell one of the noted experts who were put
on the stand to show that she was not insane.
The victim was Dr. D. JT Kiernan, and his
testimony was notable, too, for its rather
sensational bearing on the evidence which
sent President Garfield's slayer to the gal
lows. Mr. Eawson's lawyer, Seth Crews, had
ask.ed the witness if he did not testify at
the Guiteau trial that the assassin was in
sane. He said he did, and that the experts
who swore that he was sane perjured them
selves. Crews then pretended to read some cases
of insanity from a medical book. The doc
tor said he had seen the cases, and was fa
miliar with them. Crews then said that the
cases were entirely supposititious, and that
he had based his fictitious cases entirely
on Mrs. Kawson's history and symptoms.
The doctor was allowed to depart, while
Mrs. Bawson lay back in her chair and
laughed until the tears ran down her cheeks.
KEELT OUT OP JAIL.
Tbo Motor Man is Released by the Supreme
Philadelphia, January 28. The Su
preme Court to-day discharged John "W.
Keely, of motor fame, from custody. Keely
was some time ago committed by the Court
of Common Pleas for contempt in refusing
to explain the workings of his motor to ex
perts appointed by the Court. Judge Pax
son in discharging Keely gave a long opin
ion in the matter.
His conclusion was that the order of the
Court commanding Keely to exhibit and ex
plain his motor was prematurely made, be
cause the case was not fairly at issue.
Young, but a Thorouch Rascal.
St. Paul, January 28. F. J. Marshall,
formerly cashier of the Northern Pacific
Express Company in tbii city, has been ar
rested on a charge of embezzlement. He
confessed to a shortage of $2,500, which came
from falsifying the records. He is only
about 23 years old.
QBE DEMOCRATIC DAY
The West Virginia Unterrified Charge
the fiepnblicans With a
EITHER TOO PEEE USE OP BOODLE.
A Committee Directed to Investigate and
One Han Arrested.
KENNA DULT NOMINATED LAST NIGHT.
1 Eeal FJfrrt Will be Utile to Elect a United States
A Democratic member of the West Vir
ginia Legislature presents an affidavit that
an attempt was made to bribe him. A
committee has been appointed to investi
gate. A prominent Bepublican politician
has been arrested for misconduct at the late
election. President Carr voted with the
Democrats yesterday. Republicans say the
whole trouble is a Kenna scheme.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
ClIABLESTON, "W. Va., January 28.
Political matters again occupied practically
the entire attention of the Legislature to
day. One ballot was taken for United
States Senator without result. A bomb was
exploded in Jhe House when Delegate Shel
ton, from Lincoln county, presented the fol
lowing: Honorable Speaker and Members of tbe House of
Delegates of "West Virginia:
I feel it my duty to make known the fact
that before and since tbe assembling of tbis
Legislature I have been approached by several
propositions which were made to affect my
action as a delegate, and for a valnable con
sideration. Since the meeting of the Legis
lature I hive been approached with an offer
of money in consideration of the abandonment
of ray political convictions and affiliations, and
of my vote for a Republican candidate for a
United States Senator.
I feel impelled by a sense of duty to disclose
this fact to my associates in tbls honorable
body, and to the public, in order that the House
of Delegates may give such consideration to
the matter as the gravity of such actions In its
judgment may demand.
EEPUBLICANS CHARGE BUNKO.
The affidavit was sworn to, and a com
mittee of five, Messrs. Lively, Sprigg,
Stifel, Hanen and Gluck, was appointed,
with instructions to investigate the matter
forthwith and report as soon as possible.
This has created much excitement. The
Republicans say that nothing will be
brought out by the investigation, and that
the whole story was manufactured in the
hope of creating sentiment in favor of
An effort was made by the Democrats in
the Senate to-day to go over to the House
and canvass the returns or the State election,
but the motion was defeated by a tie vote,
President Carr voting with the Democrats.
The ballot for United States Senator was
taken at noon and resulted: Goff, 38;
Kenna, 18; Frank Hereford, 8; J. W. St.
Clair, 2; J. W. Goshorn, United Labor, 3;
A. B. Wells, 3; M. Jackson, 2; Judge
Woods, 2; balance scattering. "Whole num
ber of votes cast, 83; necessary for a choice,
42. The first genuine attempt to elect will
probably be made to-morrow.
TVHISKT FOB VOTES.
Captain J. S. McDonald, a prominent
Bepublican politician of this city, was ar
rested to-day by Deputy United States
Marshal Vanburen on a capias issued by
the United States Court now in session at
Parkersburg, charged with having pur
chased the vote of one Dick Hardwick, of
this city, at the last election for 2 and all
the whisky he could drink. The prisoner
will be taken to Parkersburg to-morrow. A
number"bf others will be arrested shortly on
similar charges. McDonald's friends say
that he will have no difficulty in clearing
The House to-day passed a resolution
setting forth that it was the sense of the
Legislature that no proposition be received
or considered relating to the socalled "West
Virginia debt certificates, until it had first
been submitted to the consideration of the
people of the State. There is no doubt that
this resolution will be concurred in by the
KENNA IS NOMINATED.
IIo Receives Thirty-One Votes In the
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Charleston, January 28. The Demo
cratic caucus to-night, after a long and
rather stormy session, nominated Senator
John E. Kenna to succeed himself, he re
ceiving 31 votes. Delegates Horr, ot
Marion, and Merrill, of "Wirt, were not
present, and Dorr, of "Webster, though in
the caucus, still states that he will not sup
As the vote of every member is necessary
to secure an election, it will be seen thatthe
nomination does not settle the question by
Escape From the Onondnsa Penitentiary and
Spread the Smnllpox.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Syracuse, January 28. The smallpox
epidemic in this town has been supposed to
be under control, but last evening four
prisoners in the Onondaga Penitentiary,
who haTe been exposed to the disease there,
escaped. They had beeu confined in a room
set apart for suspected cases, or those which
had been exposed to the epidemic which has
been prevalent in the institution. Last
evening they tore up the floor and got out of
the institution and tbe grounds. They were
sentenced for small oflenses and were recap
tured. An armed guard Is patroling the
grounds adjacent to the Onondaga County
Poor House and asylum at Onondaga Hill
five miles out of the city, as the result of
the discovery of smallpox in the building.
It transpired to-day that two weeks ago
there were suspicions that the disease had
got a foothold there. Dr. Alfred Mercer, a
member of the State Board of Health, was
called and recognized a patient as a proba
ble case. Dr. Mercer, who is also a mem
ber of the city Board of Health, did not
make his suspicions public and while he
ordered precautionary measures at the Poor
House, left everybody else in ignorance of
the facts. The number of cases there 'at
E resent is set at 12 and 100 inmates have
FIGHTING LOCAL OPTION.
A Case la the Ohio Supreme Court to Test
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TnsDISFATCHl
Columbus, January 28. A case was
filed in the Supreme Court to-day to which
unusual importance is attached, as it is the
first action testing the constitutionality of
the law passed by the Legislature last win
ter to authorize township local option. The
plaintiff was arrested and fined $50 for keep
ing open his saloon after the township in
which he was doing business had instituted
local option measures.
He claims that the people of a township
have not the power of creating a local op
tion law, as they are not Incorporated, and
that they cannot have this power until they
undergo incorporation in the same manner
in vogue in cities, (
A FIGHT FOE SPOILS.
Dakota's Democratic Executive and Eepnb-
llcan Legislature oa the Oats The
Latter May Adjourn Until a
A Veto Governor,
Bismarck, January 23. There is a fight
now existing between Governor Church and
the Territorial Legislature. It all turns on
the appointments forthe next two years, and
the Legislature, being Bepublican, wishes
to prevent the appointments being made by
the present Democratic Governor. Governor
Church is equally desirous of making the
appointments, and tbe fight is being waged
all along the line. Tbe appointments
already made have been postponed by the
Council until a new administration is in the
The Governor has tbe veto power and
promises to use it against the Legislature if
they continue to oppose him. He has so
far got in a number of vetoes, and will get
in a number more before the end of the ses
sion. He demands a strict regard for the
letter of the law in the matter of appropria
tions, and has seen two bills passed by an
almost unanimous vote over his veto. The
Legislature has hinted at improper methods
in the management of some of the institu
tions and irregularity in the former appro
priation for the insane asylum, and want to
have an investigation, but the Governor
tried to say "nay" and they passed the bill
over his veto.
The latest scheme to defeat the Demo
cratic Governor is to adjourn the two houses
of the Legislature until President Harrison
shall have appointed a new Governor. After
that is done the Legislature will reconvene
and complete the business of the present
A cancus of the Republicans will be held
to-day or to-morrow to decide what action
will he taken. This scheme is the idea of
the Radicals, but as all the appointments
for the next two years are involved, and it
is unlikely that peace can be established be
tween the executive and legislative branches
of -the Government, there seems a proba
bility of its adoption by the caucus.
ACCUSED OP CUTTING RATES.
The Pennsylvania and Bnrllngtoa Roads
Carry the Freight to Kansas City.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
New York, January 28. The general
Eastern freight agents of the Western roads
effected a permanent organization to-day at
216 Church street, the object being to main
tain rates and obey the strict injunctions of
their superiors. The agents had met a num
ber of times, but they put off the organiza
tion of a permanent association until the
new body should have something to do.
Something turned up yesterday which the
Inter-State Commerce Commission may
have to settle. H. H. Pride, of the Chicago
and Northwestern road, stated that a cut of
1 cents per 100 pounds had been made by
one of two railroads on twd carloads of wire
cloth from 'the DeWitt Wire Cloth Com
pany, of Brooklyn, shipped to Kansas City.
The Pennsylvania and Chicago, Burlington
nnd Quincy roads carried the freight. The
Ontario Despatch quoted S7 cents per 100,
which, by its differential, made this tbe
lowest rate permissible by the tariff. The
business was promised to that line, it is
said, unless a better rate could be had.
According to the Ontario dispatch, De
Witt said he was offered 56 cents. The in
ference is that one of tbe two carrying lines
did some shaving, but which may never be
known, for the wire cloth was billed only to
Chicago over the Pennsylvania, and then
rebilled for the Quincy road.
There is not much chance of getting at
the facts of the case, but tbe association ap
pointed an investigating committee after
Mr. J. R. Hixon, of the Chicago and St.
Paul, had been installed as Permanent
BOLD WHITE CAPS.
Indianapolis Tbcy Whip a Man Who
Whipped Ills Wife.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.!
IXDiANAroLis, January 28. Patrick
O'Neal, a hog killer employed in a pork
packing establishment, whipped his wife
yesterday and drove his family from the
house. He has frequently been arrested for
the same offense. L'ast night a dozen per
sons surrounded the house, and one of the
number, dressed as a woman, distributed
large hickory switches among them. The
door was broken open, and the parties
rushed in on O'Neal, overpowering him and
dragging him ont of the house.
He was given 25 lashes, and afterward
rolled in the snow. He was then warned
that if he ever abused his family again he
would be visited by the "White Caps" and
given 50 lashes. After their departure
O'Neal fled from home, and the police have
been unable to find him. The whipping
was witnessed by many of O'Neal's
THE T7AT OP THE TRANSGRESSOR.
A Greensbura; Rlnb Deserts Ills Wife and is
Now Under Sentence of Death.
SrECfAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Greessburg, January 28. William
"Walker, a year or two ago a resident of this
county, and who married Miss Margaret
Haymaker, a sister of Michael Hay
maker, of Murrysville, is in prison in
Colorado under sentence of death. About
a year ago "Walker deserted his wife and
left for the "West. "While in Colorado he
became infatuated with a woman, and on
pressing his suit, found a rival for her
hand. A quarrel ensued and "Walker, in a
fit of passion, shot and murdered his antag
onist Bis young wife just learned of the terri
ble fate that awaits him. He withheld the
facts from friends in this county until after
his trial, conviction and sentence, and only
informed them when standing under the
shadow of the gallows.
THE BONDHOLDERS WIN.
A Decision of the Supreme Court Against the
Philadelphia, January 28. The Su
preme Court to-day handed down a long
opinion affirming the decisions of the Court
of Common Pleas, of this city, in the case of
Knight, Bayard and Hinchman versus the
Philadelphia and Beading Eailroad. The
railroad maintained that they were only
liable under the terms of their indorsement
of the bonds of the Schuylkill Navigation
Company for principal and interest, but not
for interest on dishonored coupons.
The owners of the bonds contended, how
ever, that as the Schuylkill Navigation
Company would have been so answerable,
the railroad as suretv was in like manner.
Tbe lower courts all took the bondholders'
view, and the Supreme Court so decided.
Hard Cider Is Intoxicating Drink la Some
Farts of Ohio.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Newark, January 28. Granville, this
county,where is located a college and Deni
son University, is again in the midst of an
exciting liquor fight. Some time ago Na
than Frad was compelled to close his.saloon
and, leave. Frad determined on revenge,
and caught three of the Granvilleites.Harry
Church, the Corporation Clerk, William
Davis, and one Eodebeck, selling hard,
cider on Sunday.
He caused their arrest, and after a bitter
contest before the mayor they were fined
(50 and costs each, the fact being settled
that hard cider is intoxicating. There is in
Of Pro,F v in the Jungle of
Intenrf .je in the Old
NO WHISKY FOR INDIANS
On the Cornplanters' Little Beserva
tion in Warren Connty.
PROHIBITION DOES NOT PROHIBIT.'
Another Connty Heard From Warren Will
Favor the Amendment Prohibition oa
the Cornplanters' Reservation Indians
Boy Whisky in the Cities Allegheny
BUI Talks He Desires Prohibition
Throaghont the State A Banner Tem
perance Connty Poblic Sentiment The
Woods Full of Temperance Votes.
There is no doubt about where Warren
county stands on the question of Constitu
tional amendment. She will give it a
rousing majority. In one section of the
county is situated the Cornplanter Indian
reservation, where absolute prohibition has
been in force for years. Although enforced
by the United States Government, The
Dispatch's commissioner has found that
prohibition does not prohibit. Thus far our
canvass of counties shows the following result:
IT 2 P
D O O
3 P. -
Co UNITES. e. O
Armstrong.... In favor of 8.985 Adopted
Bedford. Infavorof 8.191 Adopted
Cambria Against 11.703 Defeated
Fajrette Very d'btfnl 1J.2G3 Adopted
Greene Doubtfnl 6.630 Adopted
Somerset Infavorof 7.382 Adopted
Warren Infavorof 7,645 Adopted
Washington... Infavorof 13.219 Adopted
Aggregate of votes for Harrison. Cleveland
rraoM our special commissioner.
"Warren, Pa,, January 27. Prohibi
tion is no Eutopia. The Cornplanter In
dian says so, and he ought to know. Tha
fears of the rye farmer around distilleries in
the south the contempt of the moonshiner
in the Alleghenies, the inherent love of the
Dntch in the east for beverages, the power
of whisky rings in the cities all may pict
ure an impossible state of things after next
June. But the aborigines of the northern
border, from sad experience, beg leave to
warn their pale-faced friends that the future
is too truly full of mournful possibilities
for firewater even in Pennsylvania.
!Z.They are in a position to know all about
it. Prohibition has been enforced among
them with a vengeance. It would be sim
ple truth if the finger boards at the four cor
ners of their reservation were to read:
PROHIBITION'S GARDEN SPOT,
2TO TVHISK.T FOR INDIANS.
There are about 300 Cornplanter Indians
in Warren county. Their reservation is
exactly one mile square. It lies in the ex
treme northeastern corner of the county and
touches the New York State line. The
Western New York and Pennsylvania
Railroads have stations in the territory at
Johnny Cake, "Wolf Bun, Bed House, Ouo
ville and Corydon, so you know now where
to bny a ticket to if you ever feel the need
of getting beyond the temptation of saloons.
Of the 300 residents, 30 are the surviving
heirs of Captain John O'Bail, the half
breed, more famous as "Chief Cornplanter."
The sale and manufacture of intoxicating
liquors is prohibited forever on this square
mile of land. Not only i3 that the restric
tion in the will of Chief Cornplanter, by
which the title to the valuable estate will
remain vested in his tribe and descendants,
but it is the iron rule of Uncle Sam. The
United States laws making it a penitentiary
offense to sell or give liquor to an Indian,
are rigidly carried into effect on the Corn
planter reservation in Pennsylvania, and oa
the Seneca possessions across the line in
New York State, as well as in Indian Ter
ritory. Thus the umbrella of prohibition is
supposed to keep the Cornplanter dry when
he glides down to Pittsburg on a raft, or
when he carries a basket of corn into 'the
market square of Salamanca, for in either
of those places a saloon keeper who makes
him drunk could be imprisoned, if detected,
as though he were in the business on the
reservation. Cornplanter, himself, was a
noted temperance apostle of his day, and
the local histories are fall of reminiscences
of his ideas in this line.
but thet get it.
Garden spots are excellent places to study
the growth of a plant. That is why I came
all the way up here. I thought I might
find an answer to the question, so popular
just now, will prohibition prohibit? Does
temperance flourish where a United States
penalty against traffic in liquors is more se
vere than anything Pennsylvania law con
templates? No, even uuder regulations so exception
ally strict, prohibition does not prohibit I
Reluctantly as this admission is made, it is
the unbiased truth. By some hook or crook
the Cornplanter Indians get all the whisky
and beer they want. It is not sold on their
premises and no white man dares to canvass
their homes for orders. Although intimate
ly connected with the business of "Warren
town, the Indians do not get it here;
for liquor is not sold here at alL
It is generally believed that they
buy it without any trouble, althoughsecret
ly, at Salamanca and Olean, in New York,
the people in both of which towns they trade
with. The tribe, although a scale or two
higher up in the plane of civilization than
the 700 Senecas, over in the bordering State,
is made up for the most part of a shiftless,
lazy lot of men, who like firewater. Very
frequently they are seen in an uproarous
condition of intoxication. Although they
have been the cause of disorder now and
then in Salamanca or "Warren, they are
seldom arrested, because they fear exposure
and a consequent curbing "of their liquoi
supplies. Down in Pittsburg, I think, the
dockets of the Central police station will
show some such arrests, however, in rafting
BETTER AS A "WHOLE.
' The Presbyterians of "Warren sometime
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