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JANUARY 30, 1889.
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SOME INSIDE FACT
Concerning the Origin of the
Prohibitory Movement in
the Republican Party.
AN INTERESTING HISTORY
From the Lips of the Man "Who Urged
Quay to Face the Issue.
A THIED PAETI CLAIM DISPUTED
Only Two Vote to Spnro in tbe Committee
Room How Hulloc Wrote tbe Sub.
minion Resolution nt Quay's Request
Tiro Memorable Acts That John Cessna
Is Proud of A Denial of tbe Charge
That the Republican Leaders Arc Not
Acting in Good Fnllh Venango Will
Support the Amendment A Temperance.
Split A Sew Element In the Oil Re
Venango county not only has a majority
of votes in store for the Constitutional
amendment, bnt she also has a retired Re
publican statesman who knows some
inside facts about how the Repub
lican party happened to take up the
issue as its own. As given to our special
commissioner, they make interesting read
ing matter at this time, laborers around
the oil wells in the northern country are
generally for prohibition, although Oil City
and Franklin have strong liquor interests.
Thus far The Dispatch's canvass of coun
ties shows the following result:
Aggregate of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
fFROM OUB SrECIAL COMMISSIONS.!
Oil Citt, Pa., January 29. It is cus
tomary to print lots of pictures for a cam
paign. If Constitutional amendment artists
are lacking material to work upon, here is
a scent they might follow up with profit.
Somewhere in this broad Commonwealth
live two men whose portraits should be
painted for glory and enthusiasm next June.
It may take close scratching to find them,
but they are in Pennsylvania all the same.
Had it not been for the silent votes of
these two men a few years ago the people of
the State to-day would -not be locking for
ward to a summer election on prohibition.
If they had not been delegates to the Repub
lican State Convention, which first recog
nized this issue, it is altogether possible that
the resolution then adopted, pledging the
party to favorable legislation on the ques
.. tiou, would have been utterly squelched;
that, as a result, the Legislature would not
have adopted a submission bill; that the
succeeding Legislature would, therefore,
not have had an opportunity to indorse such
a measure; and as an aggregate of all these
possibilities, some entirely different theme
than the amendment special election would
just sow be monopolizing public sentiment
One Wbo Knows.
A majority of exactly two votes carried
the resolution out of the Resolution Com
mittee of that State Convention to the floor
of the whole assemblage. It is not known
who cast the deciding ballots. Had they
been on the other side the whole matter
would have been killed in spite of Matthew
Stanley Quay's diplomacy at that time.
Hon. Willis J. Hulings, the handsome
young Colonel of the Sixteenth Regiment,
N. G. P., and ex-member of the House of
Representatives of Pennsylvania, irom Oil
City, while talking to me to-day abont the
prospects of the Constitntional amendment
fight in Venango county, broadened the
scope of the conversation to the State as a
whole. It was in this way that he related
some facts from his personal knowledge of
the origin oi the movement in the Republi
can party, that struck me as peculiarly in
teresting and significant at this stage of the
campaign. Colonel Hulings was a member
of the Legislature in 1881-4-6, and a dele
gate to the Republican Convention which
took hold of the submission policy.
Time Was dost.
To Mr. Hulings, the Constitutional
amendment advocates sent their bills, and
in each Legislature he attended he presented
them. He has never been in love with the
ways and claims of third party prohi
bitionists, and it was while explaining to
me how groundless hare been some of their
boldest charges, that he told some political
secrets, chief among which was that abont
the bitter fight and close vote on the Quay
resolution in the committee room of the
now famous convention. Mr. Hulirigssaid:
At least two years before the Republican
State Convention which adopted the submis
sion resolution was held I had made a strong
effort to stir up the party leaders on this issue.
I was then in tbe Legislature, and bad made it
my business to take the Constitutional amend
ment bill (which had been sent to me for
presentation) to all the rominent polit
ical and legislative leaders. I urged
upon Senator Cooper, Colonel Quay,
President Grady, of the Senate, Chris
Magee, of Pittsburg, and Senator Reyburn, of
Philadelphia, tbe policy of at once taking up
this question as a party measure. I believed
it was only a question of time until one of the
parties, to retain popularity, would be com
pelled to move for a submission of the matter
to a vote of tbe people. Therefore, 1 dwelt
upon that coming necessity, and told tbe lead
ers that if they assumed fathership of the
movement in time they would disarm the third
John Cessna's Pride.
But the party leaders did not see it as I did,
apparently, and feared to touch the question
politically at that timej Tbey did not believe
the time was ripe, and that the step would be
premature. Sol simply presented the bill in
the House, adding, as a non-partisan citizen,
that Iv believed it should have been introduced
with tbe sanction of the dominant party.
Subsequently when the State Republican
Convention assembled the feeling of the leaders
had evidently changed. I had always been an
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advocate also of legislation against discrimina
tion by the railroad companies. Early on the
morning of tbe convention 1 was summoned to
tho room of Colonel Quay in tbe Lochiel Hotel.
He was not out of bed j et, but he said to me :
"Hulings, sit down "thero and write these
two resolutions of yours on Constitutional
amendment submission and railroad discrim
ination. Write them as strong as yon please,
and I will present them in the convention."
I was surprised, of course, but down 1 sat,
and while Quay dressed I wroto a draft of
what the resolutions should be like. Quay then
took charge of them and made snch alterations
as would make them more perfect. Hon. John
Cessna, of Bedford, whom The Dispatch In
terviewed last week, introduced another reso
lution on the prohibition question. A couple
of days later, standing on the steps of the Con
tinental Hotel, in Philadelphia, Jlr. Cessna
stuck a postage stamp on a letter, and as ho
did so said to me:
"I have just written to my wife at Bedford,
Hulings, that there are two things In my life
that I am actually proud of. One was that res
'olution on slavery which I introduced in the
convention which nominated Abraham Lincoln
for President, and the other is thi resolution
on Constitutional amendment which I Intro
duced in this State Convention."
The Inside Fight.
All the resolutions were referred to the Com
mittee on Resolutions. I was appointed one of
its members. Sub-committees were then ap
pointed, and one took the prohibition paper.
They made short work of It, returning it with
a negative recommendation. But the minority
made a separate report, favoring tho adoption
of the resolution. I had been closeted with the
other sub-committee on the matter of railroad
discrimination, and when we returned
we found the general committee
engaged in a most bitter fight on the prohibi
tion resolution. Joe Burlington, of Armstrong
county. Chairman of the sub-committee, and
John Cessna, of Bedford, were redhot in the
fight, and it was through their efforts that the
general committee presently adopted the mi
nority report, and thus sent back to the con
vention tbe resolution favoring the submission
of the proposed amendment to the people. The
vote in the general committee on the adoption
of the minority report was 19 ayes and 17 noes.
The resolutions of Cessna and Quay were prac
tically alike and were both mixed together.
Although it was a close vote.it was a real,
candid expression of opinion on tbe issue, and
showed where a majority of th e Republicans
stood. Knowing all this, it has always been
extremely unpleasant to me to hear third-party
Prohibitionists make the charge that the Re
publican leaders were not acting in go od faith
in the matter of voting for a submiss ion of the
question to a popular vote. In spite of such
allegations, the matter is now in the bands of
the people, and the Prohibitionists have no
shadow of a right to claim the credit for that
result Of course, tbe Republican party was
only pledged to pass a resolution in the Legis
lature putting the question to a popular vote.
Now it is for members of all parties to take
hold of it on a purely non-partisan basis.
Venango for Prohibition.
Now as to Venango county. She will
cast her vote for Constitutional amendment.
She is in fighting humor, the applications
for 50 liqnor licenses, and the remonstrances
against them, having met face to face in
court on Monday. In Oil City alone there
are about 23 saloons, and nearly the same
number in Franklin, the county seat. I
did my best to get a readable interview from
some of these liquor dealers yesterday, but
aside from denunciations of the "temper
ance fanatics," as they call them, and a
general protest against such an amendment
to the Constitution, they do not care to en
ter into a public argument on the issue.
They one and all predict an end to Oil
City's prestige as a manufacturing and com
mercial center if the saloons are wiped out,
and declare that the great mass of free peo
ple will revolt against any such curtailment
of personal liberties.
The saloon keepers claim that both Oil
City and Franklin will give a majority of
votes against the amendment. This is
denied by Messrs. "Willis J. and Marcns
Hulings, John R. Penns, David Trax and
several other church-going residents of Oil
City. They all admit, however, that in the
two towns the contest will be close. "W. J.
But even if these two towns do vote for
whiskey the balance of the county has two-
thirds of the total vote of Venango, so that we
will win. The sizo of the majority depends
entirely on what kind of a part tbe third party
people take. The Republicans and Democrats
will mix up so in their votes that it will be a
strictly non-partisan election as far as they are
concerned. If the third par ty go into the fight
quietly on the same basis, we will come out
with a big majority, but if they maketita
partisan issue the majority will be reduced.
Rivalry Exists Here.
The third party is rather strong in Ve
nango, having cast 650 votes for Fisk as
against 438 for St. John. Unfortunately
for the cause of the amendment there now
exists considerable rivalry between the
third party and the "W. C. T. TJ. and its
male supporters. Mrs. Marcus Hulings is
the President of the latter organization in
the county. It is pretty influential, how
ever, in the number of votes it will proba
bly swing into line lor the amendment.
Venango county voted for local option
in 1873, sending in a majority of 637 votes
for it. Since then temperance sentiment
has increased steadily. Oil production and
the manufacture of oil well supplies are her
chief industries. Both are manned by
American citizens. At the small pumping
wells throughout the rural districts Presby
terian and Methodist farmer boys do the
work. It is nothing like when a great pe
troleum strike was first made 10 and 20
years age. Then, with the sudden and tre
mendous influx of population, came dozens
of unlicensed whisky holes. After awhile
another big well opened up new territory'
miles away and the rag and tag element
floated quickly to the new Eldorado,leaving
the declining wells in the hands of resident
farmers and small producers. Thus. theri
is a fixed population here which is strongly
in favor of ''no license."
L. E. Stofiel.
THAT SENATORIAL MUDDLE.
The End of tho West Virginia Contest Still in
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.J
Charleston, "W. Va., January 29.
Notwithstanding the fact that Senator
Kcnna received a so-called caucus nomi
nation last night, his prospects of re-election
do not seem particularly bright. The mem
bers opposing him claim that the nomination
was made in conference, not in caucus, and
that they are not bound to stand by it. Five
Democrats in joint assembly to-day voted
for other candidates, and as far as 'can be
ascertained will do so for an indefinite
period. The vote stood, GofT, 40; Kenna,
39; Barbee, Union Labor, 3; scattering. 5.
Kenna's friends claim that he will certainly
be elected to-morrow, while the Republicans
claim that Goflfs chances are fully as good
as his. Unless an election js held then the
contest is likely to be a long and bitter one.
The House resolution passed yesterday
that no proposition as to the payment of the
West Virginia State certificates or propor
tion of the Virginia debts should be consid
ered by the Legislature until it had been
acted on by the people of the State, was the
subject of considerable discussion in the
Senate to-day, and was finally tabled as
premature, and only likely to give notoriety
to the claim of Virginia.
No move was made in the Gubernatorial
contest further than the introduction of a
resolution to the effect that the returns be
canvassed in joint assembly to-morrow,
nuitu uaucr uic rules lays over lor one
day. A similar motion introduced yester
day was tabled to-day.
MOORE HAS SKIPPED.
The Big Defaulter is Now Rusticating In
Canada ne Paid Dp All of Ills Out
side Debt Emma Abbott In
terested In the lllatter.
Indianapolis, January 29. Joseph A.
Moore, the million-dollar embezzler, af
forded the city another sensation to-day by
the discovery that he had quietly left for
parts unknown. The exact time of his de
parture is probably known only to one or
two of his closest friends and relatives, but
there is no longer any doubt but that the
great defaulter finally weakened, and fear
ing arrest and imprisonment, concluded to
fly to a place of safety. His attorney, Bar
rett, admitted to-night that Moore had gone
'Tes," he said, "it is true Joe has"
Barrett would not tell when he left, but it
is pretty certain he was in the city Sunday
ana got away some time Monday. JSo war
rant for his arrest had been sworn out, nor
had auy step been taken that the public is
aware of looking to such a move. Some
queer incidents are coming to light about
Moore's ways and methods. For instance,
he owed a good many small store debts
ranging from 510 to S100. Hot one of these
debts remains unpaid to-night. List Satur
day" a lady relative of Moore's went to
several o.f the largest stores, and calling for
his accounts, paid them. Yesterday a
woman unknown at the several stores, went
around and paid the remaining bills,
Moore has been in the habit of paying the
taxes on the property in his charge part at a
time. "When the exposure came last Friday,
there were delinquent taxes due Irom Moore
amounting to 511,000. The next day, much
to the surprise of the Treasurer, one of
Moore's subordinates appeared and paid the
entire sum without a word.
It has also been discovered that when the
late Eugene "Wetherill, the husband of
Emma Abbott, bought a business block
here last year, he paid 510,000 in cash for it.
The Connecticut Mutual held a mortgage of
$25,000 on the pioperty, which "Wetherill
paid to Moore out of the purchase money,
and obtained a valid release from the com
pany, but it seems Moore never turned a
dollar of the money over to the company,
and thus made a clear 525,000 from the
prima donna's purchase.
JUST LIKE WEST.
Consul Black Took Dp Ills Pen and Must
Pack Ills Grip Hungary Also
Objects to Political Med-
rSFXCUX. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Cleveland, January 29. The an
nouncement that Mr. Joseph Black, Consul
to Budapest has been recalled, caused a stir
in local political circles. Mr. Black is a
Republican, appointed by the present ad
ministration through Congressman Foran,
of this district. His appointment caused a
bitter feeling between Mr. Foran and many
Democrats. It is learned that Black im
itated Lord Sackville "West's example in
writing a letter to one of the Hungarian
newspapers. The letter, which was pub
lished in November, criticises the Austro
Hungarian Government with reference to
its tariff policy, and strongly favors a pro
tective tariff in this country. Here is one
Ihe European manufacturers now pay ab
sorbing attcntlon-to the political battle in the
United States, and, in case the cable should
bring the news that Mr. Grpver Cleveland is re
elected, all the industrial regions of Europe
will be jubilant. Yon see, therefore, that
numerous people will be made happy if the
American people decide in favor of tariff re
form on November 6.
Consul General Edward Jussen, at Vienna,
immediately wrote Mr. Black a scathing
letter. The Consul General declared the
action ot Mr. Black an exhibition of in
finitely worse taste than the Sackville effu
sion. The matter was immediately laid be
fore Secretary Bayard by Consul" General
Jussen, Mr. Black also writing to the State
Department. This caused his recall.
School Children DreamingMore of Lotteries
Than of Their Studies.
rsrrcuLL telegram to the dispatch.i
Providence, R. L, January 29. There
is a general uprising in this cityagainst lot
teries, and the police have been ordered to
squelch any and every scheme spiced
with uncertainty, whether in church or
out of church. This sudden outburst of
morality is due to the fact that agents of a
certain lottery have flooded the schools with
circulars on which are printed the names of
successful holders of tickets in New Eng
land. These agents have stood at the
school gates and have tried to induce boys
to buy fractional tickets at 51.
Plenty of the youngsters invested sundry
dollars and then lost all interest in their
studies while dreaming of the riches which
they were promised in return. "When the
parents and guardians heard of this they
stirred up the police and ordered a halt.
The school children are thoroughly de
moralized. C0ULD5T MEET HIS DEBTS.
County Clerk Sulli van, of Indlannpolis, Falls
rSr-ECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.l
Indianapolis, January 29. John E.
Sullivan, County Clerk, failed to-day for
5150,000, and it is stated that the public
lnnds in his charge are about $20,000 short
Much of this is in the shape of trust funds.
He was one of the defendants with Coy and
Bernheimer in the election frauds of two
years ago. The jury failed to agree in his
He says to-night that the trials were so
burdensome and expensive, and that his
credit was so impaired, that it trammeled
his outside business operations and led to
his failure. He bought a farm, store and
other property on credit, and could not
meet his obligations.
CAUSED BY A CHURCH ROW.
A Slander Suit Involving Bis Money Fol
lows a Congregational Split.
rSFZCIAL TELEGBAJI TO THE DlSFATCn.l
Youngstovn, January 29. The case of
Mrs. Esther, Bailey against Eleazer G.
Gourley, for 520,000 damages for slander, is
L trying in Common Pleas Court. This case
is one of several growing out of the trial of
Cyrus Stevenson at Girard for the murder
of Solon Bailey at Seceders' Corners, and a
subsequent church trial by the congregation
of the Seceders' Corners U. P. Church, at
which several members were expelled for
alleged perjury nt the trial. A large num
ber of witnesses are being examined and
many United Presbyterians are attending
SAVED BY A CORSET STEEL.
A Young Lady Deserted by Her
Attempt Suicide and Fails.
fSFECIAL TELEGSAU TO TUE DISPATCU.1
New York, January 29. Miss Lulu
Hopper, a young lady residing at SufTerns,
on the Erie Bailroad, attempted suicide to
day by shooting herself in the breast with a
22-caliber revolver. The bullet was de
flected by a corset steel, and Miss Hopper
lives to regret her art.
Mr. Alexander P.ittie, a young man who
had been payjngattcntions to Miss Hopper,
moved to the city a lew days ago. The
yonng woman's associates teased her so per
sistently abont her love aflair that she be
FOUK OF THE SETEN.
Blaine,- Allison, Alger, and Wana
maker Booked for the Cabinet.
THE REST OP THE JOB EASY.
Blaine Accepted Ills riace Several Days
Ago, but Allison Was Coy.
GEN. ALGER THE SECRETARY OF WAR,
while Wanamaier Will Superintend Uncle Barn's
Secretary of State James G. Blaine
Secretary of the Treasury War. B. Allison.
Secretary of War R. A. ALGER.
J?ostmastcr General JonN Wanamaker.
These four Cabinet appointments are gen
erally considered as already made and the
letters of acceptance looked for at any time,
that of tbe Premier having been written for
several days. Senator Allison's reluctance
to giving up his seat in the Senate, possibly to
one he dislikes, and thereby dropping out of
the race for President in 1892, have been the
chief obstacles for some time, but these are
now thought to be out of the way.
(SPECIAL TELEORAM TO TIIE DISPATCTti
"Washington, January 29. Senator Al
lison returned from Indianapolis this after
noon. He has nothing to say about Cab
beyond the non
to the public, but
from the Senator's
manner it is plain
to see that he has
some big news and
' ocked up in his
reast. From the
moment of the Sen
ator's talk with the
Di.: - I . . A... -Ercsiucill-WCKI me
ance is Written. com bi nation:
Blaine, Allison, "Wauamaker and Alger,
has been a favorite one with almost every
body, and among politicians generally there
is a firm belief that these four have been
There is one set of men in "Washington,
however, who are willing to wager that this
is not a winning combination, and they are
the close personal and political friends of
Senator Allison. Careful inquiry among
these Senators to-day develops the fact that
none of them believe Mr. Allison is to be
Secretary of the Treasury, or to occupy any
other Cabinet place. They say that it is
out of the question.
ALLISON LOOKING HIGHER.
The Iowa Senator doesn't want to leave the
Senate, and in the opinion of his friends he is
a man who cannot be talked into doing what
he knows is not for
his own best inter
ests. These friends
of Mr. Allison in
ihe Senate say that
the statements so
positively made that
he is to be Secretary
of theTreasurv arose
simply from the fact
that he went to In
dianapolis and had
a long talk with the
President - e l e c
They think it muti.
more likely that he
was arguing against
his own appoint-Allison, Hard to Coax in.
ment and in favor of his friend Clarkson.
The chief reason why Mr. Allison objects
to leaving the Senate is the uncertainty as
to who his successor would be. Governor
Larrabee would be as likely to get the place
as any man in the State, and he is just the
man that Allison particularly desires
shouldn't fillhisSenatorialshoes. Amajority
of the Republicans in the Iowa delegation
think Mr. Allison will keep Larrabee out
of his Senatorial scat by remaining in it
himself, and all of his most intimate friends
in the Senate think the same. They pre
dict that if t! e Iowa Senator remains in the
Senate he will be the next Republican
President, and they don't fear that he will
be persuaded to ruin his own chances.
ALL OF THEM SLATE ALGER.
Th rpimrknblo uanimity with which
every Cabinet slate
maker places the
name of General
Alger down as the
coming Secretary of
"War has raised the
hopes of the Michi
gan Republicans in
high. Not one of
thing about the
matter, bnt when
sked whether it is
rue that Alger has
been chosen, they
shake their heads
solemnly and sav:
General Ali, , .ie SoL"Oh, yes. There
dim' Favorite. is no doubt of it."
General Cutcheon, a member of the
House, is Alger's best friend. He nomina
ted him for Governor, the first political
office that Aiger ever held, and has stood by
him ever since. He feels confident that
Alger will be Secretary of "War, but admits
that his knowledge consists only of what is
printed in the newspapers.
Senator Palmer is the only member of the
tion who has seen
since his election.
and Senator Palmer
are warm personal
talked over polit
ical matters in In
dianapolis, and yet
the Senator says
that during his visit
the subject of Gen
eral Alger's ap
pointment to a place
in the Cabinet was
not even referred to.
If Alger isappointed
ne wm owe nis good Wanamaker Represents
fortune to the tact the Keystone State.
that he is being loyally supported by the
the lucky four again.
A Press dispatch says: It is learned to
night from a gentleman whose information
is direct that four places in General Har
rison's cabinet have been definitely settled,
and while not all of them have formally
accepted, there is no doubt about their
ultimately doing so. In the first place, Mr.
Blaine wrote to General Harrison more than
ten days ago, accenting the Secretaryship of
State. Senator Allison will be the next
Secretary of the Treasury. This has un
questionably been decided on, and although
Mr. Allison's letter accepting the honor has
not been written it will be within the week.
General Alger will be a member of the
Cabinet, taking the post of Secretary of
"War, and as announced some time ago, Mr.
"Wanamaker will be Postmaster General.
A significent dispatch, received this even
ing from Chicago, indicates that Senator
i iwtssa. sSki).2w$Ss.
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Allison's reluctance to retiring from the
Senate may be overcome if his friend
Clarkson could be chosen to fill his place in
that body. It is as follows:
A MAN 'WHO OUGHT TO KNOTT.
J. S. Clarkson, who arrived in Chicago
this morning direct from New York, was
asked in regard to the dispatches sent out
from Indianapolis, saying that Senator Al
lison's visit there was for the purpose of
presenting and urging Clarkson's name for
the Cabinet. Mr. Clarkson said:
I knew nothing of the Senator's visit until I
read of it in the newspapers. His errand there
was certainly not in any Interest of mine, and I
am also sure that Senator Allison would never
be one of those who would think it within the
proprieties to urge any one on a President for
a Cabinet position. Asl have frequently said,
1 have had neither expectation nor desire as to
this or any public omceand have been steadily
in favor of Allison for the Cabinet from the
West, and have from the first believed he
would be chosen, and I now have no doubt
that he will be. I think his own real desire
has been for it all tbe time, as he has an ambi
tion to enrrv nnfc eprtnfn nsral anrl hiiflineaq
ideas and reforms of which he has long made a
study. With his own inclination this way. he
has, of course, not been insensible to the cost
to him of giving np the grateful power and
honor of leadership in the Senate, where he
could remain for life.
With the exception of Plumb, Paddock and
possibly one or two others, all of Senator Alli
son's Republican colleagues In the Senate are
opposed to any change which takes him from
the party and public service in that body, and
naturally this has had the effect to make him
hesitate. In my judgment, his own preference
and General Harrison's wish ought to control,
and I have no doubt that within three or four
days ho will accept the proffered portfolio,
which is that of the Treasury. With Blaine.
Allison. Alger and Wanaraaker in the Cabinet
there Is a certainty of such a strong administra
tion that every Republican in the country
ought to be satisfied and happy. ,,
TnEY TALK THE MATTER OVER.
Blaine and Allison Meet Alono and Have a
ISr-ECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISrATCTT.l
"Washington, January 29. Mr. Blaine
and Mr. Allison both left their homes abont
8 o'clock, and it is supposed that they met
upon neutral ground, beyond the eyes of
curious observers; to discus: the news
brought by Senator Allison from Indian
apolis. Their trysting place could not be ascer
tained, and Mr. Blaine did not return to
his hotel until after 12 o'clock.
Along the Street Car Lines of Gotham
Strikers Demonstrative A Brave
Detective Disperses a Mob
There May bo More
tSFECIAI. TELEGKAM TO TIIE DISPATCU.l
NeVYork, January 29. E eery Btreet
car line, with two exceptions, was tied up
this morning. Trouble was expected, and
the police officials made prepartions to meet it
During tho forenoon a few Sixth avenue cars,
guarded by police were sent out. The
strikers made demonstrations at several
points, and managed to overturn one car.
Several arrests were made without resort to
violence. The Fifth avenue's new men
were provided for at the stables, only one
going home for his meal under guard.
Many applied for work at the Sixth avenue
stable, and all were requested to call again
in the morning.
The greatest excitement existed about the
Fourth avenue stables. The GOO strikers
gathered there and were in an ugly mood.
The first car started was surrounded, but
Captain Kyan seized the ringleader and
drew a revolver. The mob dispersed after
breaking the car windows with stones. On
the way up the car was stopped at Twentv
third street, the conductor routed,
passengers dismissed and the car
overturned. The detective. "Si"
liogers appeared. In one hand he
carried a revolver, in the other a club. He
reversed the pistol and then sailed into the
mob. His arms worked like flails, and the
blows descended on flesh and bones. Single
handed he dispersed the crowd. No more
cars were rnn after this episode.
The Forty-second street Cross Town line
made four unsuccessful attempts to run
cars. One heavily manned by policemen
started out. At Seventh avenue it en
countered obstructions. The police re
moved them, but a shower of stones, thrown
by strikers, wounded several before the car
got under way again.
Nearly all the lines will attempt to rnn to
morrow. Squads of police have been told
off to guard the lines. Every policeman in
the city is awaiting orders. It is thought
that the police will be able to handle the
strikers without the aidof military. If not,
the troops will be called out. To-night
Master "Workman McGee and the State
Board of Arbitration conferred. 'All was
quiet at midnight.
AN OLD MAN FROZEN TO DEATH.
Inhuman Treatment of a Prisoner by Ono of
Ills Companions In Jnll.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
"West Union, "W. Va., January 29.
John True, a rheumatic old man, past 60
years of age, has been confined in the coun
ty jail here for two years, for the killing of
a man named George Milton. During
the past iev; mouths he was the
sole occupant of the jail, and on
account of his infirmities, was allowed many
privileges. Yesterday Tom Pitts was arrest
ed for assault and battery, and placed be
hind the bars. Last night the jailer went
down town for his mail, nnd neglected to
secure the door. At Pitts' suggestion and
persuasion, it is believed, the old man de
cided to make a dash for liberty. The
night was bitter cold and a terrible snow
storm was raging. A straw hat for his head
. and carpet slippers for his feet, and other
wise Hl-clacl, True and his companion swung
the heavy door and plunged out into the
Immediately after their escape was dis
covered, mounted men started in pursuit.
The neighboring conntry was scoured with
out success. Early this morning, however,
True's dead body was fonnd, half embedded
in the snow, about a mile from town. "When
the old man's strength failed him and he
became benumbed with the cold, his com
panion had left him nnd abandoned him to
his fate. The affair has created an intense
feeling against Pitts, and if captured he will
receive rough handling.
GENERAL BIFE KILLED.
A Brother of Congrcssmnn-Elcct
Thrown From Bis Cnrrlnsc.
tSFECIAI. TELEORAU TO TIIS DISPATCn.l
Harrisburg, January 29. General Jo
seph Bife, a brother of Congressman-elect
Rife, of the Dauphin-Lebanon district, was
thrown from his carriage in this city, this
evening, and instantly killed.
General Bile was a graduate of "West
Point, and a Captain in the Regular army
when the rebellion broke out. He served
through the war and was retired as a Brevet
Brigadier General. He was a promineut
Republican politician in Eastern Pennsyl
vania. TO CREMATE HIS MOTHER.
Tho Crime Attempted by n Crawford County
tSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCIt.l
Meadville, Pa., January 29. George
L. Smith was brought to the city from Hay
field township to-day to answer a serious
charge. It is no less than the crime of
arson, aggravated by the fact that Smith is
alleged to have set fire to the house in order
that his aged mother might be cremated.
Neighbors rushed to the rescue nnd the
old lady was saved a terrible" fate. Smith
will be given a hearing TbnrsdBjr, and, it,Js
expected, will be71J0Undyer W answer at
court. . """ "' '
THKEE STKONG BILLS
Affecting Street Kaiiways Showered
Upon the legislature Yesterday.
THE VETERANS SCOKE A POINT.
Favorable Report On and No Opposition to
the Tool Selling Bill.
SOLDIERS' ORPHANS IN GOOD HANDS.
A Hint at Bribery Causes a Flatter in a Committee
Street railways monopolized the time of
the lower branch at Harrisburg yesterday.
Three important measures affecting this
class of carrying concerns were introdnced.
Their provisions are of general interest.
The G. A. B.. is keeping a fatherly eye on
the soldiers orphans' schools. The claims of
Pittsburg to an additional hospital have
been plainly laid before the statesmen by
Chief of Charities Elliot. So far no oppo
sition has been made to the pool selling bill,
and It was reported favorably. There was a
flutter in a committee room over a boodle
hint, but as it was promptly met by a flat
denial, the excitement soon subsided.
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 29. This was a
field day in the House for street railway
bills. Two of them were general incorpora
tion, and the other, introduced by Mr. Fow,
of Philadelphia, is intended to govern the
manner of running streetcars. This bill is
Section 1 Be it enacted, etc., that on and
after the passage of this act, it shall be unlaw
ful for any street passenger railway company
or any traction company in any city of the
Commonwealth, whose motive power is other
than that of animals, to run its cars coupled,
linked or tied together.
Section 2 Street passenger railway and
traction companies, where there are parallel
tracks, shall run their cars so that they shall
not pass each other at foot crossings.
Section 3 No driver, gripman or anyone
having the sole control of the motive power,
of any street passenger railway, shall leave
brake, grip or rein, while the car is in motion
to take fare or make change.
Section i Any officer or condnctor, gripman
or driver who shall violate, or cause to be vio
lated, any provision of this act, shall be fined
not morn than 51,000 and imprisoned not more
than a year either, or both, at the discretion of
TO prevent watering.
Representative Stegmair, of Luzerne, in
troduced a bill for the incorporation of city
passenger railways. It provides that arti
cles of association shall not be filed and re
corded in the office of the Secretary of the
Commonwealth until $2,000 of stock for
each mile of the proposed railway Is in good
faith subscribed, and at least 10 per cent of
it paid in cash. Affidavit must also be
made that it is intended in good faith to
construct, maintain and operate the road.
The subscription of the stock of the road
shall be valid unless 10 per centum of the
amount is paid in cash. Companies incor
porated nnder this act may construct
branches as necessary. A company may in
crease its capital stock, but the total amount
shall never succeed $30,000 a mile. The
directors may borrow not to exceed the
amount of capital stock subscribed, and
must not pay more than 7 per cent interest
for it. The par value of shares shall be 550,
and the directors shall not call in tbe cash
for it in excess of $o per share in anv period
of 30 days, of which call two weeks' public
notice shall be given in one or more news
papers of the county. A penalty of 1 per
cent a month is provided for delay of pay
ment, and after six months the subscriber
loses all right and title to the stock. There
are penalties to enforce these provisions, but
the subscriber is not discharged from liabil
ities or penalties incurred prior to the time
DIRECTORS MADE LIABLE.
The remaining provisions cover the sub
ject of elections of officers and directors; for
reports to the legislative or either branch
thereof whenever required; that dividends
shall be declared in July and January, but
the dividends shall in no case exceed the
net profits, and for any payments in viola
tion of this provision the directors shall be
individually liable. Each company must
have its general office in the city in which
it operates. Its tracks may cross others at
grade; it must supply the Auditor General
with an annual report, or oath of affirma
tion, subject to a penalty of 5500.
Section 15 says: "The Councils of any
such city shall" have the power to grant to
any passenger railway company already in
corporated the right to use such portion of
the tracks of any other company already
laid down as may be deemed necessary,
upon proper compensation being made .'or
such use. upon tauure tne matter shall
be settled in the usual way by the courts.
A bill introduced by Mr. Capp, of Leba
non, gives street railway companies the
right to constrnct their route upon any
turnpike bridge or bridges.other than steam
railway bridges, not however exceeding
sufficient width for two tracks. Companies,
however, must give ample security for any
damage to such property before entering
upon it. Companies may use other than
animal power, if authorized by the local
authorities, but not steam engines or cars.
The consent of the local authorities in any
city, borough or township is made necessary
to the construction of the road.
A CHARGE OF BRIBERi
Causes n Stir In a Committee Room Alle
sheny to be Heard To-Day.
rnOM A STAFF COBRESFOXDEXT .1
Harrisburg, January 29. "When Chair-'
man Connell, of the House Municipal Cor
poration Committee, called the committee
to order this morning he found his room
crowded with delegates from Harrisburg,
tScranton, Erie and Allegheny City, all
present to be heard for or against the bill.
The third-class cities monopolized the day,
and Harrisburg took up a large share of
their time. Among those who appeared
from Harrisburg against the bill was A. J.
Herr, who opposed the provision to author
ize the collection of assessments for improve
ments. During Mr. Herr's argument he
said that he had been told that a gentleman
prominently connected with the Barber As
phalt Company had said that that company
was interested to hundreds of thousands of
dollars in that bill, and would put the bill
through if it had to buy it through.
Charles H. Berger, Eq., representing the
municipal convention that drew up this bill,
demanded the name of the man who made
this accusation. Mr. Herr refused to give
it. Mr. Berger appealed to the committee
to compel Mr. Herr to give the name. Mr.
Herr finally said that Louis Whall had told
him that Colonel Hitchcock, of the Barber
Company, had made the remark to him.
Colonel Hitchcock, who was present, then
came forward and denounced tbe statement
as infernally false, that he had never said
anything of the kind. The incident nat
urally created a sensation, and whether it
will end with the exciting colloquy in com
mittee is a question.
Solicitor Elphinstone, President of Select
Council "Watson and Finance Committee
Chairman Watson are here from Allegheny,
and will have s. hearing to-morrow, as the
third-class city bill was completed in com
THE POOL SELLING BILL
Acted on Favorably as Well as the Vexations
Border Raid Measare.
irnOM A STAFF CORBESFONDEXT.2
Harrisburg, January 29. The Agri
cultural Committee labored with the pool
bill all afternoon, and finally resolved to re
port it favorably to the House without
amendment. The bill is virtually the Ives
act, of New York, and permits 'pool selling
on all race tracks on exhibition days, and
gives 5 per cent of the ros3 receipts to the
State Agricultural Society. The committee
during its labor made the discovery that all
other States either permit pool selling or are
silent concerning it, Pennsylvania being the
only one positively prohibiting it. Joseph
AAVendroth, President of the Philadelphia
Driving Park Association, and Frank
Bower, President of the Belmont Driving
Park Association, were among those who
appeared to-day before the committee in
favor of the bill. There has been no outside
opposition to the bill, but there has been
some op. osition from members of the com
mittee. To-day, however, there was no
The bill known as the border raid bill
was favorably acted on by the Judiciary
General Committee to-day. The committee
also acted favorably on a'bill to appoint a
commission to meet a similar commission
from Delaware to re-establish the boundary
line monuments. Such re-establishment is
made necessary by the fact among others
that it was not long ago discovered that a
certain Delaware Legislator actually re
sided in Pennsylvania.
Representative Quigley's bill concerning
the revocation of licenses has been referred
to sub-committee, consisting of Messrs.
McDonald, Pugh and Kauffman. The bill
is held by some of the committee to be un
constitutional, in that it attempts to regu
late the procedure of its courts. It pro
vides in effect that when a complaint is
made against a saloonkeeper, it mnst be in
the same manner as against anyone else for
any other offense, in order to give him the
fullest opportunity to vindicate himself.
The measure applies particularly to Phila
delphia. PITTSBORGERS BARRED
From the State K. of L. Convention Lnbor
Legislation to bo Demanded.
FROM A STAFF CORRESPOXDEXT.l
HARRISBURG, January 29. There are 40
delegates present at the State Convention of
the Knights of Labor. The object of the
gathering is to consider labor legislation.
"William H. Lewis, Eecording Secretary of
O. U. D. A. 217, Iron and Steel "Workers,
called the convention to order. A. M.
Dewey, editor of the Journal of United
Labor, was made permanent Chairman, and
"William H. Lewis permanent Secretary.
This morning's session was taken up with
the appointment of committees on organiza
tion and credentials. Two delegates from
Pittsburg, Homer L. Magaw and a Mr.
Barry, who came representing local as
semblies, were not admitted, as their district
already had three representatives. John
Flannery, of the Legislative Committee of
the Pittsburg Trades Assembly, was not ad
mitted. A. K. Harrington, of Pittsburg,wa3 made
chairman of the Legislative Committee, and
John M. Kelly, of Pittsburg, was made
chairman of the Committee on Resolutions.
The factory inspection act now before the
legislature, was prepared by Mr. Barry,
who is present at the State Convention, and
that body indorsed it. The bill to abolish
pluck-me-stores was also indorsed. A com
mittee will be appointed to look after labor
legislation, composed, probably, ot one
person from the eastern, one from the center
and one from the western part of the State.
Master "Workman Powderly arrived at 11
A. M., and left early is the afternoon for
New York. He addressed" the convention,
making a number of recommendations,
among them being one to make election day
a legal holiday. The convention will ad
AN OIL AND GAS BILL.
A Measure That Will Prevent the Tying Up
of Large Blocks of Territory.
TFROM A STAFF COltBESFOXDEHT.J
Harrisburg, January 29. A bill in
troduced this morning by Senator McLain,
of Washington county, will be of great in
terest wherever oil and gas are produced in
the State ot Pennsylvania. The bill pro
vides for the taxing of oil and gas leases,
and that the taxes must be paid on or before
the 1st day of December in each year. It
not so paid the person owning tbe property
designated shall make retnrn of the fact to
the County Commissioner? on or before the
1st day of January, and they shall certify
the same to the CountyTreasnrer, who shall
sell the lease or leases after giving notice of
the fact by advertisement in a newspaper of
geuer.il circulation for at least three weeks.
Any remainder after expenses, taxes and
costs are paid snail be held for the lessee,
but shall revert to the county if unclaimed
for five years. Leases so sold may be re
deemed by the lessee or his heirs not later
than the 1st day of April succeeding the
date of the'sale.
Senator McLain, in explaining his bill,
said that at present the owner of the fee is
compelled to pay taxes on the increased
value of the land while receiving but a
fraction of the benefit. The object of the
bill is to properly distribute the bnrden.
The bill, it is also pointedout, will have the
effect of lorcingpersonswho own undeveloped
leases to pay taxes on whatever their value
may be or lose their property. This might
have the effect of preventing the tying up
of large areas of land at a comparatively
small cost for speculative purposes. An
other oil country representative points ont
that a great number of leases bind the owner
of the lee to pay all taxes.
To a New Hospital Presented to the Legis
lators by Ciller Elliot.
IFROJI A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Harrisburg, January 29. Ex-Speaker
Graham presided to-night at the meeting of
the Honse of Representatives, at which City
Solicitor Moreland, ot Pittsburg, Dr.TViley,
of the same city, formerly a physician at
Dixmont, and R. C. Elliot, Chief of the
Pittsburg Department of Public Charities,
represented the necessity for a new insane
hospital. The crowded condition of the in
sane department of Pittsburg's alms honse,
and the failure to obtain relief because the
State's hospitals are in the same condition,
was laid before the meeting, which was com
posed of members of tbe Legislature in gen
eral and of the Honse Appropriation Com
mittee in particular.
Chief Elliot argued that as a matter of
right the State should give relief, as Pitts
burg is now not only taking care of her own
insane, but is helping by her contribution
to the State taxes to take care of tbe insane
of the rest of the State. The bill presented
by Mr. Dravo provides for an appropriation
ot $220,000, and the design is to buy a 400
acre farm in Beaver county and erect a
modest building as a starter,others to follow
as needed. The hospital shall draw from
the same territory as Dixmont.
NEW LEGAL MEASURES.
The Exemption Law and Contributory Neg
ligence Subjects of Legislation.
FROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Harrisburg, January 29. Among the
bills introduced to-day was one by Senator
McCreary, providing that the benefit of the
exemption law may be claimed notwith-
Continued on Sixth Page.
THE BAES TOO HIGH.
Cc i ian Guenther Would Not
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4X VW WUAbW1A Mmt,VM
. t. m rno i in iron xrnroa
ADESaA ASS OF CITIZENS;
Admitting thv sbat Have Followed
Free !,, .ignition,
HE WOULD CHARGE ONLI $1 ADMISSION.
The Proposed Law Would be Cumbersome and Difficult
For several reasons which he will give to
Congress to-day, Representative Guenther
differs from the other members of the Ford
committee as to the height to which the bars
against immigration should be raised. He
wonldn't make it so difficult for honest, in
dustrious and well-meaning foreigners to
come in and make the United States their
rSPICIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
"Washington, January 29. Congress
man Guenther wUl to-morrow make a
minority report on the immigration bill re
ported by Mr. Ford's committee. Mr.
Guenther says in his minority report:
The undersigned thinks that a large number
of people who now fill onr poorhonses insane
asylums, hospitals, and other charitable Insti
tutions, as well as the hordes of the most ignor
ant and most wretched and least desirable peo
ple of certain parts of Enrope who now crowd
most of our largest 'cities, and whose presence
enables selfish employers of labor to force and
keep down the wages of American laborers,
both native and adopted, should never have
been admitted to land in tbe United States.
He is. however, of the opinion that no law
should be passed to lessen the immigration of
industrious, law-abiding people, who come here
in good faith, with tbe intention of making
this country their permanent home; who bring
their families with them, and wbo, in dne
course of time, become useful and valuable,
citizens of the republic especially when every
unprejudiced mind mnst admit that that class
of Immigrants for the last 50 years has been
one of the main causes of our unexampled
progress in every field of Industry and enter
prise. He would strike out the third section of the
bill, requiring that no vessel shall transport
more than one passenger to every five registered
tons. The proposed legislation would simply
tend to restrict immigration with regard to the
numbers of immigrants coming, but not as to
their desirability or undelrabillty.
THE IIEAD TAX TOO HIGH.
The fourth section provides for a head-money
tax oi fa it 13 evident to the mind of the
undersigned that SI would be sufficient to meet
all the expenses required for carrying out the
laws regulating immigration. A bead-money
tax of $5 is not high enough to restrict immi
gration, but it would impose a burden npon
many worthy immigrants, especially upon a
family of five, six or more persons, many of
such coming to this country to settle upon
farms in the West or Northwest. Why should
the head of such a family be obliged to pay 25
or $30 or more into the overflowing Treasury of
the United States as an admission fee, when tbe
people of many States stand ready to receive
him with open arms?
The undersigned is also in favor of paying
the head tax, which he would fix at 31, into a
separate fund, out of which the expense to
carry out this law and similar ones would be
met, and whatever surplus accumulates should
be used for tbe benefit, comfort and protection!
of immigrants. Under the proposed law it
would become necessary for about 80 of our
diplomatic representatives, consuls and con
sular agents to make inquiries into tbe previ
ous and present physical and moral condition
of from SCO.OOO to SUO.00O people per annum.
How they will be able to obtain reliable Infor
mation doesn't appear clear.
The foreign authorities might or might not
furnish the same; they might suppress what
they saw fit. They might pay no attention
whatever to inquiries made by oar diplomatic
or consular officers. What then? The said
officers would be obliged to send special mes
sengers to tbe place where applicants for
consular certificates had resided, which might
be hundreds of miles away.
It is evident that if tbe spirit and intent of
tbe proposed legislation were carried ont, so
as to make It of any practical use, it would im
pose a large amount of work and very great
As a substitute, Mr. Guenther proposes
that every immigrant be provided with an
abstract of the proposed law and a series of
questions about himself in his own language,
that he make written answers thereto in the
presence of an authorized agent of the
Transportation Company, who shall attest
the fact that the immigrant himself wrote
these answers, or that they were written for
him or her by ins or her parent, child, hus
band or wife. The immigrants shall deliver
the document upon landing, to the Superin
tendant of Immigration at that port.
Mr. Guenther provides for the prosecution
of the immigrant for perjury at any time
within two years if his answers were false,
and the punishment of any immigration
agent who shouldattestafraudulent declara
tion. SHERMAN STUCK OX SAMOA.
He Finds the Pronunciation of a Little)
Word Hard to Remember.
JSPECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCII.l
"Washington, January 29 Senator
Sherman gave the Senate an interesting ac
count of the Samoan difficulty this after
noon, and continually referred to "Sammy-o"
and the "Samian" Government. The Sen
ators and spectators all laughed at this
peculiarprouunciation, and Sena tor Mander
son grew so bold as to interrupt Mr. Sher
man and gave him the correct pronuncia
tion. The Ohio Senator thanked him and
said: "Yes, Samoa." A moment after
ward he relapsed into "Sammy-o" again.
The Secretary sent for a dictionary and
the word was plainly written on a piece of
paper. Mr. Morgan then arose, and with
the evident purpose of relieving Mr. Sher
man from ridicule, articulated very slowly
and clearly the words: "Samoa" and
"Samoan" Government, with the accent in
both cases on the O. The Chairman of
Foreign Affairs Committee wouldn't take
the hint, however, and continned gravely to
repeat "Sammy-o," to the great amusement
of his colleagues.
P0SEI SUCCEEDS H0TET.
Judge Parrott Glvea a Quiet Hint of What
Is Ahead of Ilim.
rSPICIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Indianapolis, January 29. Informa
tion from the First Congressional district,
to-night, is that Frank Posey, Rupublican,
has certainly been elected to fill out the un
expired term in Congress of Governor
Hovey, defeating Judge Parrott Democrat.
The same men were candidates for Congress
at the November election, and Parrott then
received about 20 plurality. Posey has
been contesting the seat, and offered to let
this special election settle the contest, bat
The result to-day makes it more than
possible that the next Congress will unseat
femall Loss by Fire at Stoneboro.
rSPECIAL TKXIQRAM TO THX DISPATCH.1
Stoneboro, January 29. Fire was dis
covered in the Parry block, at 9 o'clock this
morning. The buildings were oecnpied by
J. F. Baskin & Co., clothing; Joseph "West,
grocery; Taylor & Cartwright, milliners;
W. J. Broodbent, tinner; A. J. Slater and
S. "W. "Wright, butchers, and Joseph "W.
Laugblin, barber. The stock of each was
saved, but the buildings were entirely con-
sumeu. -uosj, fo,uw; insurance, $,uuu.