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THE STAE OF THE WEST
Will be Closely Divided on the Vote
Upon the Constitutional
AN ABSENCE OP ELECTIONEERING
Will Characterize the Campaign For and
.Against Liquor, Thus Al
PEOPLE TO QULETLT THINK, THEN TOTE
"Westmoreland county's rote for and
against Constitutional amendment seems to
be regarded by some of the best judges over
there as close. An increased population,
and a large percentage of foreign labor ele
ment makes the outcome doubtful. Our
special Commissioner included the monks of
the venerable monastery near Latrobe
among the people interviewed. Thus far
The Dispatch's canvass of counties shows
the following result:
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Aggregate of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
fTBOM OUR SPECIAL COMinsSIONTB.1
Greensbubg, February 3. The monks
af St. Vincent's Monastery are ajiead of
Constitutional amendment in one thing.
They contemplate closing their brewery.
For sometime past the production of beer in
this ancient institution has been gradually
lecreased, and now it is altogether probable
that before the people assemble at the polls
in June to vote for the abolition of this and
all other breweries in the State, the monastic
proprietors themselves will have ended its
A landmark will thns be obliterated in
"Westmoreland county. The little red brick
brewery, nestling close to the towering
walls of the monastery, with a mountain
background of blue, is a familiar picture
from the car windows of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad trains. It was there long before
the railroad was. Nearly half a century
ago the late Bt. Bev. Boniface "Wimrner,
-with his band of monks, bnilt the monastery.
Coming from Bavaria, they loved their
foaming Bavarian beer, and, with permission
from headquarters, they soon rigged up a
Among the Monks.
From the time it entered the market, St,
Vincent's beer is said to have always been
popular. But from one of the monks en
gaged in the monastery as a teacher I
learn that since the death of "Wimrner, a
couple of years ago, and the accession of
the new abbot, atendency to discontinue the
manufacture of beer has been noticeable in
all branches of the administration. He said
the feeling is growing more apparent every
. day that the business is not becoming to the
1 religious and educational life within the
I monastery, and, with new sources of rev
I enne, it is seriously talked about as a good
thing to stop altogether. As to how the
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In favor of 8,191
In favor of 0,315
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In favor of LG01
In f avor of 6,630
In favor of 7.525
In favor of 4,434
In favor of 7,342
In favor of 8.5S7
In favor ot 7,645
In favor of 13.219
monastic household regards Constitutional
amendment he declined to say, and re
ferred me to the procurator, or the abbot
The abbot was absent when I called at
the monastery, so I was presented to the
procurator. Fearing that X could not suc
cessfully leap the chasm between secular
politics and an ecclesiastical rcclnse, I
bridged the narrowest spot with a question
something like this:
"How much loss will the monastery suf
fer if the Constitutional amendment passes
and ruins your brewery and its business?"
This foot-board did not break. It passed
me safely over the ravine. The procurator
invited me into his office, and talked with
"If the amendment is adopted," he said,
"it will cause us but little loss financially.
Of course the brewery property is valuable,
. bnt we could use the buildings for other
purposes. I don't know what we would do
with the apparatus. The loss of business
Would be Trlffllng
because we do not have much any more.
"We could sell large quantities of the beer if
, every offer for its sale were accepted. Many
persons from Pittsburg have asked us to
send it to them for retail trade,
but we only sell to one dealer in Pitts
burg. "We do not manufacture nearly as
much of it now as was formerly produced.
There has even been some question as to
whether we will continue the brewery in
ILi operation at all. The monastery is by no
means dependent upon it as a means forin
'come. "When it was first operated it was nec
essary in two ways. The early members of the
'household had alwavs been used to beer,
jand the revenuejthat could be derived from
.Jits manufacture helped them to maintain
Ithe monastery. Times have changed since
J(tben. Beside that, it is a very small
iprewery. It is not nearly so large as some
of the breweries in Pittsburg or Philadel
phia, nor is its capacity so big.
"Now, at to voting for the Constitutional
amendment," continued the procurator,
"that is another question. Here it will be
every man for himself. I supposn some of
us are opposed to the measure, while others
are in favor of it. It is entirely an individ
ual matter. I can tell you this: The beer
is set upon our tables at every meal, but
there are persons in the monastery who eat
at the same table from the beginning of the
year to the end of the year without touching
it. "What is the use of making prohibition
laws against such temperance as that? It
will not stop drinking. Prohibition will
not prohibit. There are hundreds of Catho
lics in Pittsburg and Allegheny who went
to school in the monastery here when they
were boys, and there are some priests there
who practically helped to build this institu
tion. They all know our history."
An extensive flour mill and a beautiful
farm are also among the monastery indus
tries. The brewery was not running while
I was there.
The County Generally.
The "Star of the "West," as Westmoreland
county used to be called, will be watched
with interest, both by liquor and temperance
voters. At present both are claiming it. I
will let her own citizens make campaign
predictions, but it is worth while noting
that not only do five out of the seven inter
views given below agree that the Jnne elec
tion will be close in "Westmoreland, but the
very first man interviewed was a leader of
the temperance forces, and he, before all
others.-regards the county as pretty evenly
Local option was adopted in "Westmore
land In 1873 by 715 majority. Then the
population there was about 60,000. By the
census of 1880 this had increassd to 78,000.
Now it is believed to be at least 100,000. In
other words, there are 40,000 more people in
the county than when local option was
This influx of population has come with
the development of the coal and coke indus
tries. The foreign element predominates in
this labor class, there being probably 3,000
Hungarians at the coke ovens who cannot
vote, and thousands of Italians, Irishmen,
Swedes and Englishmen in the coal mines
who can vote. Bnt few of these aliens were
here when local option brought the question
of license or no license before the people for
a popular vote. "What influence they will
now have in the question remains to be
A Significant Fact.
These labor interests lie in the southern
part of the county. The northern part is a
rich agricultural region. The Pennsylvania
Bailroad runs east and west through the
center of the county. It is a significant fact
tnat norm ot tne railroad to-aay tnere is not
a single licensed place for the sale of liquors.
All the licenses granted are south of the
railroad. And the bulk of the county's
population seems to be south of the railroad.
This fact would seem to be made doubly im
portant by The Dispatch's canvass, which
has thus far developed that Fayette conntv,
which bounds "Westmoreland on the south,
is doubtful on the amendment issue, and
Armstrong and Indiana counties, which
bound "Westmoreland on the north, are sure
to vote themselves dry. "Westmoreland thns
reflects the complexions of her neighbors.
There are eight distilleries and breweries
in "Westmoreland. The largest of these
lying along the Monongabela are Moore &
Smith's and Dillinger& Son. The 20 odd
liquor licenses granted in the county in
18S8, including distilleries, brought a rev
enue to the treasury of $4,715," while the
revenue in 1887 from licenses was 2,350.
The Prohibitionists Here.
The prohibition vote for St, John in 1884
was 307, and for Fisk in 1888 it was 445.
The Constitntional Amendment Association
also has a branch here.
John D. Gill, Esq., Secretary of the" Pro
hibitionists' County Committee, said to me:
The election in this county will be close. It
is hard to predict what the majority may be for
the amendment. The foreign laDor clement
will be against us. It is very large in the south
of the county, and the liqnor sentiment is
strong among them. Toucan sit atScottdale
and see five or six different nationalities repre
sented there, many in their native costumes.
The northern part of the county, however, is
strong for prohibition. It is populated by
farmers exclusively, and we will make every
effort to get nut a full vote among them. The
Brooks high license law was not a success here,
because it has led to more licenses this year in
the county than existed last year. However,
in Greensburg only five hotels arc licensed.
We used to have nine licensed places here.
The clergymen are now arranging to pnsh the
canvass for the amendment. The W. C. T. TJ.
and Prohibitionists, who are both strong, will
do all they can in united effort to help the
movement. There will be no political capital
made out of it.
A Liquor Sinn's View.
The very next man I happened to meet
was opposed 14 the amendment. His name
is H. H. Null, and he is licensed to sell
liquor at the "Westmoreland House. He
If I Intended to never sell a drop of whisky
again I am opposed to this amendment, r will
vote against it, and will have nothing to do
with the man or newspaper that upholds it. In
all the crises of this country the adoption of
such an unfair measure will bring about the
most serious results. It will ruin not only
liquor business, but several other branches of
trade, and the result will be irreparable, for it
will then be a part of the Constitution and not
a mere statutory law which may be repealed
when its damage is seen.
Westmoreland county is close upon the sub
ject. I do not believe, however, that it will
carry. I know it won't in Greensburg, for
there are a great many intelligent men here
who will vote against it because they object to
having the principle of personal rights and lib
erties interfered with. Some of these are good
temperance people, too. I know them. They
are influential, and the cry of personal liberty
is as dear to the true American, irrespective of
temperance ideas, as "down with rum at any
cost" is supposed to be among the masses.
An Ex-Congressman Too.
There is an old stock of the Democracy
still prominent in the affairs of "Westmore
land that recall the days of the ascendancy
of that party from the Allegheny to the
Monongahela, and from the Kiskiminetas
and Conemnugh to the slimy banks of Tur
tle Creek. As a type of this class stands
ex-Congressman Turney. "When questioned
about the amendment election he said:
It is too early yet to tell anything about the
way Westmoreland will vote. It is difficult to
tJl what may happen between this and next
June. There might be tax questions raised
which would interest the farmer. The matter
may take shape as a party measure, for you
know it came forth from two Republican
caucuses, and Is of their making. It may bring
In for discussion all the questions of sumptuary
laws, personal rights and the like. The fami
lies in Westmoreland who are "to the manor
born" are divided on the issue, and there are
many such families around here. How do I
stand, you ask? Well, indeed, I have not yet
made up mv mind.
Hon. G. F. Huff, the well-known Greens
burg banker, who enjoyed the distinction
two years ago of sitting in the Pennsylvania
Senate as "Westmoreland's first Bepublican
delegate there in a long period of years,
I regard the contest in Westmoreland as J
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close because we have a great many people
here who think the Brooks law a splendid
thing. I, myself, am in favor of carrying out
party pledges, and will therefore vote for the
amendment. It will not be a partisan struggle
in any sense of the word. People will not elec
tioneer. They will quietly think and then
vote. The only campaign work will be carried
on by the ultra-temcerance people.
More Ckcerlnl Views.
L. F. Ambrust, prominent in labor cir
cles as editor of their organ, The Independ
ent, said: t
There will be moro temperance votes among,
the laborers of Scottdale, Mt. Pleasant and the
southern part of the county than people look
for. American workmen up here will profit by
what they have seen Among Hungarians, and
hundreds of them will vote for the amendment.
I rather think however, the struggle in West
moreland, as a whole, will be close.
James S. Beacon, Chairman of the Bepub
lican County Committee, recently said:
With a fair vote out, I think our county will
give at lesat 1,000 majority for the am endment
I base this estimate on my ability to guess.
rA. lady from Latrobe and an officer of the
"W. C. T. TJ., said:
One thousand is a reasonable estimate of a
majority for the amendment We hope to do
good work for the cause in Latrobe, Greens
burg, ML Pleasant, Scottdale and along the
railroads. Chnrch Influences will, I think,
sufficiently counteract the labor element.
Any attempt at this time to sum np the
situation in Westmoreland may be aban
doned with the consolation that "there is
nothing sure in this world."
L. E. Stofiel.
In the New Tork Custom House Wholesale
Smuggling Importer! Alleged to
Have Been Allowed to Cso
rsrZCIAX TELEGRAM TO TBS DISPATCH.
New York, February 3. One of the
most serious results of the investigation of
the appraiser's stores has just come to light.
It has stimulated a lively correspondence
between the Treasury Department at Wash
ington and the Canadian authorities. It is
charged that New Tork importers of furs,
cutlery and cigars have been allowed ,to
bring in their goods on blank invoices. It
is charged that the importers in question
have filled in the invoices and submitted
them to their custom house brokers for
entrv. Canadian appraisers say that Do
minion importers have had the same privi
lege on importations from New York. Last
week the Canadian authorities mulcted a
Canadian importer in 530,000, after an in
vestigation of his blank invoice system.
It is declared that between 3,000 and 4,000
invoices filled ont by New York importers
are now in the hands of Secretary Fair
child's men. It is even charged that the
names of American consuls at the points of
shipment in France and Germany have
been signed to the blank invoices in New
York. It is stated that some of the New
York importers have had some sort of an
understanding with the Canadian importers
in the matter. The connection between' the
methods of filling out the blank invoices
and the list of men at the appraiser's stores
who have countenanced the business, are
being looked up.
ENOCH AEDEN. NEW EDITION.
A Harrlabnrg Printer Itctcrns Home After
Long Absence, and Is Surprised.
IEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH. 1
Harrisbubg, February 3. Seven years
ago Harry Ingram, a printjr, left his wife
and three children in this city and departed
for the east in search of work. Mrs. In
gram did needlework to support herself and
childrenbutsfee was able "to provide only
scantily of the necessaries of life. Three
years after her husband's departure Mrs.
Ingram heard that he had died in New
York, the result of dissipation, and she
married James Hurst, a hard-working
mechanic. There were two children born
in the Hurst family, and Mr. Hurst was a
kind father to all of the children in the
A few days ago Ingram returned to the
city. He was a tramp-printer and was a
dirty and ragged fellow who looked the
worse for bis bad habits. He went to his
wife's home and intended to make it his
headquarters, but he was turned out and
forbidden to enter. He was very angry at
this condition of affairs, and threatened to
prosecute his wife and take his children
away. Mrs. Hurst is almost wild with
grief", fearing that he will do as he threatens.
IN A DILEMMA.
Lima Butchers Will be Rnlncd If They Do
and If They Don't Sell Chicago Meat.
ISTECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DlSPATCn.l
Lima, O., February 3. About three
weeks ago Swift Brothers, the Chicago meat
men, opened up an agency here for the pur
pose of supplying the local dealers with
meats. With but few exceptions all of the
butchers use Swift's meat, and the result is
that the farmers of this county and vicinity,
who formerly had a large revenue from sup
plying the butchers with meat, now have no
market for their cattle, and they are raising
a protest loud nnd long against the use of
the imported meat in consequence.
Last night a large meeting of the farmers
of Shawnee township was held, and it was
directed to boycott Lima and transfer all of
their trade to Cridersville. seven miles
south of this city. Other meetings will be
held in various parts of the county this
week, and the result will probably be the
same. The merchants and business men are
greatly interested in the matter. Tne Swifts
threaten to open up a retail shop if the
butchers refuse their meat, and give it away,
it necessary, until they are compelled to sell
Chicago meat. The question is very per
plexing. A WIDOW MARRIES FOE SPITE.
Her Husband's Will Didn't Suit Her as Well
as an Old Lover Did.
tSrECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Pottstown, February 3. The residents
of Parkerford, a small village four miles be
low this place, are much exercised over the
secret marriage of Mr. Samuel Weand, a
wealthy retired widower, and Mrs. Samuel
Bickel, widow of the late Daniel Bickel,
whose death occurred about three months
ago. Both parties are near their 70th mile
stone. When the widow discovered the nature of
her late husband's will, which was not ac
cording to her wishes, she vowed that she
would marry at the first opportunity of
fered her. The aged bride and groom have
been neighbors all their lifetime and each
have a number of grown-up children who
oppose thejnatch bitterly.
AN EVANGELIST EXCITED.
Be Waxes Warm Over His Success at Five
Services in a Day.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Yoek, February 3. Evangelist
Thomas Harrison, who is conducting a re
vival at the Beekman Hill M. E. Church,
had five services to-day. In the evening he
held what was advertised as a "Let All the
People Come and Shout." The church
was packed to the street. Fifteen souls
were announced as saved at the morning
service, and 400 souls is the total np to
Mr. Harrison exclaimed: "Let the Holy
Ghost come down as it did last night when
I was preaching. Hallelujah 1 yes, let it
come 1 Why, a young man in the gallery
said he saw it as it came down. Yes, he
did. Glory I It settled on the people and
he saw.it go all through the aisles."
EVEN BLAINE SHAKY.
If Harrison Insists on John C. New
for Allison's Declined Place,
THE MAINE MAN MAY STAT OUT.
Another Shuffle of the Cabinet Cards Would
Then be Necessary.
NEW TORE'S SHOW POR TWO PLACES.
Blaine's Hatred forlfew Based on Events That Cannot
Since it has been taken for granted that
Senator Allison had declined the Treasury
portfolio and thus a remodeling of the
entire Cabinet was necessary, someone has
begun to inquire why the impression was so
general that Blaine is secure in his expec
tation of occupying the chief seat at Presi
dent Harrison's private seances over Gov
ernmental affairs. These inquiries have
brought out the startling news that it had
only been taken for granted that Blaine
would be in the Cabinet.
ISPECUL TELEGRAM TO THE DI8PATCU.1
Indianapolis, February 3. There are
symptoms here of a hitch of some sort in
the matter of Blaine and the Cabinet. The
intimation given in The Dispatch sev
eral days ago that there was some sort of a
connection between Blaine and Allison in
relation to the Cabinet, and that the with
drawal of Allison might make complica
tions in regard to Blaine, has been followed
by what seems from this distance to be a
flurry among the Blaine men in the East.
The fact is that tendering a portfolio to
Blaine, and his acceptance of it, have thus
far been exclusively Eastern news. Outside
of General Harrison himself no one here
knows whether the story is true or false.
The statement was made so positively in
Washington, and seemed to be verified in so
many different ways, that it was taken for
granted here that there was no mistake
about it. But whatever has been sent out
from here in reference to Blaine in the Cab
inet has been based upon the supposition
that the news from the East was correct.
THE AUTHORITIES IN DOUBT.
Within 24 hours people in the East, in
cluding the editor of at least one very strong
Blaine newspaper, and who is himself sup
posed to be in constant communication with
Blaine, have been telegraphing here asking
upon what authority the statement
was made that Blaine had accepted a ten
der of a place in the Cabinet, and with the
question put thus directly no one has been
able to discover that there has been a single
indication here as to whether the Bla'ne
story was or was not true. The invariable
answer to these queries has been that the
statement inquired about was made upon
the strength of the dispatches sent out from
Washington, from Boston, and from
in spite ot the apparent flurry among
Blaine's friends, however, opinion here still
inclines to the idea that he is pretty certain
to be in the Cabinet, or that if he is not, it
will be because he declines a portfolio. The
possibility of his declining to share the, r5
sponsibihtlesof the 'Government basin-
creased, It may be said, in direct ratio with
the chance that John C. New may be there,
A CHANCE "WITH A STRING.
How big this chance is cannot now be
told, but there is something in it. Colonel
New himself says there's nothing in it. "I
don't want to be talked of in that way," he
says. He has yet to say, however, that he
wonld refuse the place if it were tendered to
Very few know how bitter the feeling be
tween New and Blaine really is. It began
back in the Grant times, when New was a
friend and champion of Grant. Ever since
then New has been on the other side from
Blaine, and the breach between them has
constantly deepened. When Blaine made
his famous trip through Indiana during
the last campaign, those who trav
eled with him discovered that he
had a remarkable personal antipathy to
Colonel New. One of the things he seemed
most anxious about was the relation be
tween New and General Harrison, and he
more than once expressed a hope that there
was no danger that New would have mnch
influence with the administration in case
Harrison was elected. The evident petti
ness of Mr. Blaine's feelings toward New
was noted at the time as a curious eccen
tricity of character in so great a man.
NEW MIGHT BAE BLAINE OUT.
Stranger things are possible than that Mr.
Blaine would refuse to enter the Cabinet if
Colonel New were also to be a member, and
that possibility may account for the present
nurry among tne xuaine men in the .East.
"Whether Colonel New is going into the Cab
inet himself or not, there is no
doubt he is having a large fin
ger in the Cabinet pie. Since the
news of Allison's declination reached here
he has had several long consultations with
General Harrison at his house, and yester
day afternoon he bought tickets and en
gaged a berth on one of the early morning
trains to-day for New York. He was at
General Harrison's house again last night,
and at the last moment seems to have
changed his mind .about going East, for he
is still in the city. It is said to-night, how
ever, that the trip is only postponed, and
that he is likely to start at any time.
His going to New York at this time would
certainly mean Cabinet business, but just
what sort of Cabinet business is not so cer
tain. One theory is that he is going simply
as a messenger from General Harrison, to
endeavor to pet the New York leaders to fix
up their difficulties and to make terms with
them for General Harrison in case thev
Another theory is that he is going to take
the trip, partially in his own interest, to ar
range some terms upon which he can take
the Treasury Department without
EXCITING AWKWARD ANTAGONISM
in New York for the administration. The
arrangements in such a case would tirob-
ably include shelving Warner Miller in the
Agricultural Department and putting
Piatt's man into the Collector's office.
As far as can be learned here now, the
chances of New York are strongest in the
direction of such a compromise as this, or in
the way of giving two places in the Cabinet
to the State the Agricultural Department
and possibly the Department of Jus
tice. It is known that General Harrison
wonld like to get some leading lawyer in
New York for Attorney General if he could
find one who would be satisfacfory all
around. The suggestion of Evarts for the
place would probably suit General Harri
son if the New York leaders could make it
Judge Woods has been trotted out again
as a Cabinet dark horse since Allison
smashed things. Sometime ago he declared
that he would not leave the bench for the
Cabinet, but if the matter were put to him
in the light of a favor ix the President
elect there is no doubt that his de
cision would be the other way. Talk has
been very strongly in his favor to-day, but
it seems to be forgotten that his unfortunate
position in the matter of the Dudlev prose
cution would make his choice for the Cabi
net just at this time the foundation for
whole volumes of unsavory insinuation.
FEBRUARY 4, 1889.
To Solve the Latest Phase of the Cabinet
Puzzle Evarts Looming Up as Now
York's Possibility Mabono
Thought a Dead
SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TBS DISPATCH
Washington, February 3. The gos
sips are turning to the East for the Secre
tary of the Treas ury, and are putting both
Miller and Piatt in positions to solve the
Treasury problem and the New York fac
tional fight-with one swoop.
It is asserted that ex-Senator Miller
would no more be accused of being in
league with the Wall street sharks than
Allison himself would, and that Piatt
would do very well as the successor of Sec
retary Whitney. Under the administration
of President Cleveland the Treasury and
Navy portfolios have been constantly in
the keeping of citizens of New York, and
no scandal has resulted; and it is
argued that Miller and Piatt would
be more than able to keep ud the
reputation of these offices, as they are equal
in ability and experience to Manning, Fair
child and Whitney. New Yorkers assert
that the factional fight is merely for Cabinet
preferment, either to get a place, or failing
in that, to keep the other ftllew from get
ting it, and that together in the Cabinet
Miller and Piatt would be as friendly as
Senator Evarts has also loomed up within
the last 24 honrs as a Cabinet possibility, to
give New York a place, and also to prevent
drawing upon theadministration the enmity
of either of the factions. He is named both
for the Treasury and for the Attorney Gen
eralship. In case the agricultural bill should be
come a law, ex-Seuator Warner Miller, of
New York, is named for Secretary of Agri
culture, along with Senator Palmer and
Senator Stanford. All of these eminent
citizens are "gentlemen farmers," and any
one of them would undoubtedly shine as the
first minister ot agriculture. The boom for
Thurston for Secretary of the Interior seems
to be completely played out on account of
his connection with the Union Pacific and
Central Pacific railroads.
Estee, of California, is still mentioned for
a place, but his signal failure as the Perma
nent Chairman of the National Convention,
is ground for a lack of confidence in his
force and self-assertion. Though Mahone
is still being vigorously urged by deputa
tions and individuals, bought and paid for
out of his big bank account, nobody here
can be found who looks upon him as a
DIGGING FOE EUEIED GOLD.
A Party of Colored Men in Search of Treas
ure Described In a Vision.
ISrECTAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Chubchville, Va., February 3. A
party of 10 or 15 negroes, under the leader
ship of Daniel Berry, a plasterer by trade,
are digging a hole in the ground. This
work has been in progress for four weeks.
It seems that Dan Berry claims to have had
a vision in which was revealed to him "by
the Lord" that there was buried at this par
ticular spot, jnst under a large pine tree by
the side of the public road, an iron box con
taining an untold qnantity of gold,
and that he might secure it as his
own by digging for it. There were two
conditions annexed one that no conversa
tion was to be allowed while the work was
in progress within 20 feet of the hole, and
the other that none but "Christian men"
were to be allowed to help in the work.
The latter Daniel thinks he finds but little
trouble to enforce, but the violation of the
former, he says, has caused the box to sink
deeper many times after he had felt it with
The hole is now about eight feet square
and 12 feet deep, but its size does not fairly
represent the amount of work that has been
done by these deluded creatures, as it is in
a low place, where water accumulates rap
idly, and they have bnt the rudest arrange
ment to draw it off. Two men stand in mud
and water over their knees, filling buckets,
which are hoisted to the surface by the
THE INEVITABLE WOMAN IN IT.
Even the Snmoan Affair Said to be Based
an the Piqno of a Dasky Female.
ISrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Washington, February3. The Capital
of this morning has the following from one
of its special writers:
A naval officer, talking of the Samoan affair
the other day, told me that even in this trouble
the shadow of a woman could possibly bo seen.
The depose'd King Malletoa Laupepo was
blessed with a tall and graceful daughter. She
was the beauty of the Island aristocracy, and
was specially admired by the young officers of
tne uerman men-oi-war. adoui ine time tne
Germans were beginning to provoke her father
Miss Laupepe was invited to attend a bait on
board the German ship, but she sent a regret,
although theretofore a dear lover of the
dancers of the german. A few days after sho
accepted the invitation of the officers of the
American man-of war Adams to grace their
ball with her royal presence, and the German
officers were deeply incensed at the slight put
upon their country. The capture and deporta
tion of the king, her father, followed quickly.,
and as the boat which conveyed him from the
shore to the shin reached the anchorage of the
Adams the German sailors rowed completely
around the Yankee vessel with taunting cheers,
in order to remind the Americans that the
slight was avonged.
TROUBLE IN THE OHIO OIL FIELD.
Salt Water Invading the Wells, Many
Which Hnvo to be Abandoned.
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Findlat, February 3. Salt water is be
ginning to be a great menace to the oil and
gas resources of Northwestern Ohio. It is
invading nearly all the wells and making
an immense amount of trouble, some prop
erty having to be altogether abandoned on
account of its presence. Salt water is affect
ing the gas wells of this city to a large ex
tent, more noticeably in the famous Karg,
which at times cannot be used (for several
days. After a period of rest, however; the
disturbing element seemingly disappears,
but under high pressure upon the well re
There seems to be no way to remedy this
evil, which is undoubtedly growing into a
formidable danger to the future production
of oil and gas in this section of the State.
A PECULIAR. SUIT.
Seeking Damages for the Exposure af His
Son's Corpse la a Collision.
Minneapolis, February 3. A most pe
culiar case came up yesterday before Judge
Lochren in this city. Louis "Vallier, while
conveying the body of his young son in a
carriage to the grave, was run into by a team
owned by Eeidell & Nelson, The coffin was
thrown out and broken and the body ex
posed to view. Vallier sued for $5,000.
This is the first case of the kind ever before
A MISEE DRIVEN INSANE.
His Treasure, Hid In a Barrel of Onions,
Vanishes In the Night.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Meadville, February 3. Eobert Gib
son, a miserly farmer living in this county,
a few days ago placed $5,000 in a coffeepot
and buried the coffeepot in a barrel of onions
in his cellar.
Last night someone broke into the cellar
and carried off the barrel of onions, money
and all. Gibson is reported as having gone
insane over his losses.
HEATHENS AT HOME
Listen Attentively to the Word of
God and Forsake Evil Ways.
ABE BDZZAED'S GANG RECLAIMED.
Fearless Methodist Exhorter Doing a
Noble Work for Religion.
MANX CONVERTS OF DESPERATE MEN.
Buzzard's Family Among the Etjular Attendants at
A Methodist preacher named Shuler has
been accomplishing a wonderful work
among the outlaws of the Abe Buzzard
gang in the Welsh Mountains of this State.
He has conducted a revival at which many
of the rough characters have professed re
ligion and listen to the Word as Ber. Mr.
Shuler propounded it. They give every
evidence of being earnest in their efforts to
ISPECTAL TELEQUAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Sassafeas, February 3. This dark cor
ner of the Welsh mountains of Pennsyl
vania has just been undergoing a great re
vival, and outlaws of the Abe Bnzzard gang
have been converted. For miles the coun
try is one dense forest, and the inhabitants
are as nnlettered and uncontrollable as peo
ple in the wilds of the frontier and far from
civilization. Colored and white people live
in rude huts, and morals were at the lowest
ebb until Price Supplee suggested that
Christian influences were necessary to civil
ize the semi-barbarous tribe of thieves and
outlaws that inhabited this section.,
A rude frame chapel was accordingly
built on the top of the mountain, with the
money subscribed by the Methodist Church
and by the farmers, and for the first time in
the history of this region the gospel was
preached. A Sunday school was formed,
and people from the civilized districts be
low footed it up on the mountain to teach
the natives. The children of the outlaws,
in rough attire, came to school, while their
fathers, with loaded rifles on their shoulders,
waited for them in the brush outside.
A CUEIOUS CONGREGATION.
The chapel was lit at night with a few
candles and oil lamps, and the wives of the
outlaws, together with thieves, jail break
ers and murderers crowded in to hear the
Word preached. At times men could be
seen with revolvers sticking out of their hip
pockets. They were fugitives from justice,
yet they ventured into the montain chapel,
and no officer of the law was present to mo
lest them. The Bev. Mr. Shuler, of the
Conestoga circuit, took charge of the re
vival. He was determined to bring the
wicked to repentance. The farmers in the
rich valleys below, as an economical meas
ure, urged the most earnest revival work in
order that crime might cease.
It was a herculean task, thisconverting
men, women and children who had been
living all their lives in semi-barbarism and
crime. Night after night the Bev. Mr.
Shuler ascended the mountain and braved
every danger, for there was danger. Some
of the outlaws grumbled and threatened to
put a stop to "them meetin's." They real
ized that their occupation would be- gone
shonld religion gain an upper hand among
the members of the gang. s.
the tearless clebgtman.
A number of murders have been commit
ted in the Welsh. Mountains, and there was
no telling what the more reckless ot the
gang would dare do. However, Mr. Shuler
paid no heed to threats and carried on his
revival meetings alone and single-handed.
Dnring the revival, a well-known denizen
named William H. Watson, who nearly
killed Constable John H. Lowry, was sen
tenced to the penitentiary for two years and
two months. Two other denizens were also
seized for stealing the horses of Martin
DeHaven and .Nathaniel Martin and pnt in
prison. A lot of wheat, stolen dnring the
same raid, was found on the mountain.
Many other crimes are reported, but the
thieving during the present winter- hasn't
been near so extensive as it was in former
winters, before the revivals in the chapel
The wife of Abe Buzzard and her chil
dren are among the best people who attend
the chapel. Mrs. Bnzzard has a class in
Sunday school, and urges all who come to
the chapel to go forward to the altar and
men and women reclaimed.
Among those who have thus far professed
religion are a number of men and women
who have figured in scenes and incidents
that have made the Welsh mountains fa
mous. Their confessions and supplications
were very earnest, and their prayers appar
ently heartfelt and sincere. The singing
was unusually good. White and blacks
mingled freely about the altar, aad the re
vivals were kept up until late hours for a
long time, until the Kev. Mr. Shuler broke
down after accomplishing a vast amount of
Many of the members of the Caernaroon
Horse, composed of 125 farmers organized
to run down the thieves, frequently rode up
to the chapel to watch the servicesbut none
of the mourners at the altar were ever mo
lested. The mounted men astride their
horses, with their rifles slung across their
saddles, frequently peered into the dimly
lighted chapel, but no fugitive from justice
or other offender was ever interfered with so
long as he continued to seek religion.
About 25 adults have already been added
to the congregation. Praise meetings are
being held in the various shanties ot the
IN MEMORY OF TILDEN".
A Banquet nt Which Somo Unwritten His
tory Is to Unfolded.
I6PECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Jersey Cut, February 3. The Tilden
Club, of this city, will celebrate the seventy
fifth anniversary of the birth of S. J. Til
den with a banquet in Taylor's Hotel on
Saturday evening. United States Senator
McPherson, Governor Green, ex-Governor
Leon Abbott, Daniel Dougherty, W.
Bourke Cockran, Mayor Grant, ex-Senator
Winfield, Congressman McAdoo, Allan L.
McDermott, Mayor Cleveland, and Assist
ant District Attorney J. M. Noonan will
The principal address of the evening will
be made by William C. McDowell, of New
ark, who was a life-long friend of Mr. Til
den. It is said he will tell some interesting
unwritten history regarding the "great
fraud of 1876," as obtained by him from
Mr. Tilden himself.
BRIBED THE JURORS.
A Fall Confession Made and Prominent Men
Detroit, February 3. Some days ago
John Nicholson, a sailor, was arrested
charged with having attempted to bribe
jurors of the Wayne Circuit Court to bring
about a disagreement in the case of James
Hughes against the Detroit, Grand Haven
and Milwaukee Bailroad Company.
Yesterday Nicholson made a full confes
sion, which resulted in the arrest of W. W.
Langdon, a prominent lobbyist. The au
thorities are now at work on evidence which
ii is hoped will bring down bigger game.
A STEANGE STOEY.
A Dying Woman Charges a. Prominent
IrfiwyerWItn Receiving the Proceeds
of a Train Robbery, Wblcb
the Latter Emphat
.Chicago, February 3. The Tdeathbed
confession of Ella Schwartz, wife of the
brakeman now serving a long sentence in
Joliet for complicity in the great Bock
Island train robbery and the murder of Ex
press Messenger Kellogg Nichols, is made
According to Mrs. Schwartz, her husband
gave her $13,500 ot the stolen money, which
she concealed by rolling the bills up one at
a time and packing them in cartridge shells.
This money, it is alleged, was subsequently,
on an order from Schwartz, turned over to
Colonel W. P. Bowman, of Philadelphia,
An interview with Detective W. A. Pink
erton is printed relating to conversations in
prison with Schwartz and the latter's com
rade, Newton Watt, which, if true, would
corroborate in a measure the charge against
Lawyer Bowman. Pinkerton is also quoted
as having accused Bowman of receiving the
stolen money. The lawyer strenuously de
nied the charge. Mrs. Schwartz was some
time ago repudiated by her husband. She
died of consumption within the past few
days. The expenses of the funeral were de
frayed by the Pinkertons; who saw that the
woman was cared for up to the time of her
A Philadelphia dispatch says:
In relation to the story telegraphed from
Chicago implicating Colonel Wendell P. Bow
man, of thi3 city, in some manner with
the money secured by Schwartz, one
of the Rock Island Express robbers.
who is now serving a long sentence at Joliet,
Colonel Bowman was seen to-night. When the
story was related to him he Immediately ex
pressed a wish that his boot ex
tended to Chicago that he might
kick the persons who made the
charges. He said he had been engaged by
Schwartz' father, who resides in, this city, to
go to Chicago to defend the young man; that
he never received a penny outside of his fee,
and he did not get alt of this. He believed the
story emanated from a woman with whom
Schwartz lived as his wife, and who declared
that she had given the Colonel a large sum of
money. "I deny this now, as I did to Pinkerton
before," said the Colonel, as his military
blood boiled. "The woman never gave me any
money. Why the story should be revived two
years after the trial, I do not know."
A VICTIM OP G0SS1PERS.
The Tonng Bride of John Sabol Driven to
Her Death by Slander.
r6PECX4L TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Trenton, N. J., February 3. A young
woman in ber bare feet, scantily dressed
otherwise, and wrapped in a white shawl,
was seen, like in apparition, fleeing through
the streets of the Sixth ward, a few
days ago. Several citizens, seeing that
something was the matter, pursued, but
failed to overtake her. It was not known
then who she was or what was the cause of
her flight. Glimpses of her face showed
thashe was pale and agitated. It has jnst
been learned that it was Maria Baron, a
pretty 20-year-old Hungarian girl.
Last Snnday, according to the informa
tion obtained, a young couple visited the
parsonage of the Bev. Mr. Gerlach, of the
German Lutheran Church, and were
married. They were John Sabol, 22
years old, and Maria Baron. What
the circumstances were that com
pelled her to flee through the streets half
clad is still a mystery. Whither she went
also is unknown, although it's "conjectured J
by some that she drowned herself. She did
not return to her home.
A story told is that false reports circu
lated by gossips came to Mrs. Sabol's ears
and so affected her that sha was- ten-,
porarily depiived of her reason. Mr. Sabol '
is spoken ot in high terms of praise. He has
the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
DUMPED IS AN UNUSED WELL.
The Body of an Ohio Dairyman Found Ten
Days After His Murder.
SPECIAL TELEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.'.
COLUMBUS, O., February 3. The body
of John Ginever, an English, dairyman,
was to-day found in an unused well in a
corner of his barn. He had been missing
since Friday a week ago. Philip Souder
and Gus Bentz, employes on the form, are
under arrest, charged with murdering
Ginever. Sixty dollars were found on
Souder's person and he has been spending
Ginever was in the habit of frequently
beating his daughter, a girl of 18, who was
at the house on the evening the tragedy oc
curred, in company with Bentz. Souder
says he retired at 8 o'clock, and that Bentz
and the girl remained up all night waiting
for GineVer. There is considerable excite
ment over the crime, as several other mur
ders have occurred in the same vicinity,
none of which have been cleared up.
HUNG HIMSELF TO HIS BED.
Hotel Gnest Who Was Behind in His
Board Commits Suicide.
ISPECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE DISFATCH.l
Columbus, .0., February 3. C. M.
Jones, who registered at the United States
Hotel as being from Cincinnati, committed
suicide to-night by banging himself to a bed
with a rope. He is about 40 years old and
claimed to have a brotberin Zanesville. He
came here eight days ago and had been
drinking and was behindin his board.
Jones was here a couple of years ago
when he tried to shoot a barkeeper, and was
arrested. Nothing bad been heard of him
since. A card found on his person bears
his name with those of others, as being in-
icresteu in bus oiumous
Coal and Iron Company,
pany as this is known here.
No such com-
TIRED OP A BAD JOB.
The Erlo Gns Scnrclicrs Give Up Their
ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Erie, February 3. At a meeting of the
Presque Isle Gas Well Company, last night,
it was decided to abandon the well under
Mill Creek, which had reached a depth of
4,500 feet the deepest well on record except
one in the vicinity of Pittsburg.
Erie's hopes of securing gas, however, are
not to be entirely blasted, for a new organi
zation is to be formed at once and another
well drilled. The one jnst abandoned has
cost the stockholders S15,000, and until the
tools were lost and the fishing apparatus
also, the Presque Isle well was not given np
as a hopeless case.
A GENERAL SUSPENSION
Threatened of All the Collieries From Cnr
bandale to sbnmokln.
Wilkesbaere, Pa., February 3. The
Record will announce to-morrow morning
that a suspension in the anthracite coal
trade is threatened. There are 1,000,000
tons of coal at tidewater. The consumers
refuse to make contracts, as they have en
tered into a compact to head off until prices
The large companies threaten to retaliate
by ordering a general suspension among all
collieries fromCarbondale to Shamokin.
A Carriage Trust.
Cincinnati, February 3. A report has
gained circulation that the carriage manu
facturers of this city are forming a trust to
advance prices of their goods, limit produc
tion and to end labor troubles, constantly
leading np to strikes and lockouts, by em
ploying only non-union employes.
Preside & Says There Can .
Be WCg V Publicity of
THE PUBLIC NOT A JUDGE.
Inspector McCutcheon Thinks Mrs.
Hair's Story Very Serious.
DISPOSED TO STAND BY THE DOCTOR
Interesting Statements and Theories Drawn
Oat Id Interviews An Official Confer
ence at the Penitentiary What Mahar
neke Says He Can Do A Threat That
Ono InYestlgator Slay Go Behind Prlsoa
Bars, If He is the Man They Suspect.
The penitentiary sensation, given exclu
sively through the columns of The Dis
PAxen yesterday morning, opens official
mouths. One inspector says the public has
no right to know anything more of the in
vestigation. Another treats venerable Mrs.
Mair's allegations very serionsly. Mahar
neke will not talk in presence of Warden
Wright, who stays with him. All members
of the board express a purpose to stand by
the doctor, unless Mrs. Mair's receipt ap
pears and its signature Is nndispnted. The
next meeting' will probably be held, with
doors closed and sealed, on Friday night.
Whether or not there shall be an official
disposition to pooh-pooh or cover -np the de
velopments arising from charges of official
corruption at the Western Penitentiary, the
interest of the public in its indications and
its outcome is already too great to be set
aside with a wave of the hand or a snap of
the finger. It is the one subject talked,
about, the one chief topic about which,
thousands of people are looking very serious
while they ask the question, "Can such
things be?" The fact that James McPhilla
my, a stalwart, dangerous robber, almost es
caped from Biverside without a watchful eye
to prevent, until he had reached the outer
wall and bnngled; the fact that this dan
gerous man is now also under indictment
for blowing up a Cleveland policeman's
home with dynamite; the allegations of
bribery and cruelty nil conspire together to
demand, if the people or the State do not,
the fullest and fairest public investigation
without anything in it smacking of that
"star-chamber court" about which Judge
Collier thanked God recently that it was a
thing of the past.
The only interesting new features in the
prison sensation yesterday were drawn out in
interviews which are fully reported below,
and one of which is Vertainly significant in
thai it holds the public, through the press, to
be entirely without authority or means of
ascertaining what shall transpire at subse
quent meetings for investigation.
the president and warden.
Mr. George A. Kelly, President of the
Board of Inspectors, did not learn anything
about the charges against Dr. Maharneke
until his return from Washington, late
Saturday night. He spent three hours with
Warden Wright yesterday afternoon, and
all the charges and proof produced at the
investigation Friday were laid before him.
The consultation closed about 520 o'clock
when the doors were thrown open and a
Dispatch reporter, who had been waiting,
was invited to enter the room. Dr. Mahar
neke was also summoned, and was cordially
greeted by Mr. Kelly.
The doctor was asked by a representative
of this paper for a statement, when the war
den interrupted him and suggested to Mr.
Kelly that it might be best to withhold any
statement he had to make for the present,
and Mr. Kelly agreed that the defendent in
the case shonld respond to the charges only
under oath. Warden Wright then turned
to the doctor and told him he was at liberty
to do as he pleased, when the doctor replied:
"I have denied the charges made and
hawequested, and in fact urged, an in
vestigation by the board I am not afraid
of conviction, and conld clear up all these
charges, and will do so when the proper
time comes, and
WILL DO IT UNDEB OATH.
"I think my oath is as good as any of the
persons who are trying to injure my char
acter. I have a great deal to say, and, if I
say it now, it will merely famish my prose
cutors with pointers."
Mr. Kelly said: "I am President of this
board and propose to conduct a thorough
and impartial investigation, and will show
no favors to the Doctor, other than to give
him a fair trial. If he is proven guilty he
will suffer. He will have as fair a trial as
the warden or the deputy warden, if they
were charged with corruption or any other
Here the doctor interrupted Mr. Kelly
and said: "I thank you; that is all I ask, a
fair trial, and I can prove my innocence of
"Ton needn't thank me," -replied Mr.
Kelly, "for, if you are guilty, you will
certainly suffer. I am of the same opinion
as General Grant, when he said, 'Let no
guilty man escape,' and also, as the legal
lights claim, that a man should be consid
ered innocent until he Is proven guilty."
AFTER THE CONFAB.
The conference then closed, and a Dis
patch reporter had a talk with Mr. Kelly,
and he said:
I do not claim that the doctor will be exon
erated, as the charges aro serious, and there
seems to be some grounds for them. We are
always 'anxious to Investigate charges against
our officers, and we have investigated a number
during my service ot 15 years as Inspector.
Every officer that was ever brought
before the board during my term
ot office has been vindicated, except
in one case, and the only fault we had to find
with that man was that he had been entirely
too lenient with the convict who preferred the
charges against him. I object to the publica
tion of onr investigations until they are ended
and a verdict Is given, for, as I have stated, the
defendants are always proven innocent, and
the publication of charges reflects on the man
agement of the institution, and the public is
prejudiced against the man whether he Is lnno
cent or not.
No newspaperman has ever before attended
our meetings since I have been a member of
the board, and, if I had been here on Friday
night, none would have beehtdmltted. The
investigation of Dr. Maharneke, hereafter,
will be conducted secretly.
Mr. Kelly then retired when the reporter
asked him if he did not think $5 was too -