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SB OF WAR
The Distant Muttering of the
Great June Battle for Pro
ROARS AND THUNDERS
Through the "Wyoming Yalley,
and the Camp Eires are
THE GHIYAIEY OF EUZEBjSE
Say They Will Make a Strong Fight
for the Amendment if Their
Wives and Daughters
WILL RALLY AROUKD THE POLLS.
A German Catholic Priest Denounces the
Amendment as an Unright
WIOMIXG COUSTX FOE PEOHIBITIOX
Luzerne county is being hotly contested
by hotter temperance people and liquormen
for her vote on Constitutional amendment.
The campaign seems to be farther advanced
there than elsewhere. It rather looks as if
the chances of success were slightly in favor
of the saloon interests, although the ma
jority will be small either W3y. The wealth
iest and most influential people in Wilkes
barre have gone into the fight, and are really
more of a factor than the thousands of coal
miners in the country districts. "Wyoming
county will vote for the amendment. Thus
far The Dispatch's canvass of counties
shows the following result:
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fFBOH OCR SPECIAL COMMISSIONER.
Wilkesbabbe, February 10. The dis
tant mutterings of the great June battle are
heard more distinctly, perhaps, in the "Wy
oming "Valley than anywhere else in the
State. Athwart the social horizon of Lu
zerne county are portentous signs of war.
Already the campaign has opened. The
fires beneath political caldrons long since
died out, and the only partisanship in this
conflict is that of a united cold-water army
against a determined regiment of over 1,000
liquor dealers and their 12,000 or 15,000
No side issues spoil the nicety of the fight.
A single line separates the opposing forces
On one side flutters the flag of prohibition.
Beyond lays a parchment with the word
"license" written across the corporate seal.
Around each standard now beats the
The spectacle is majestic. Both sides
stand evenly matched, and each is eager for
the fray. To one who has only been in
counties where either the temperance senti
ment was too overwhelming, or the liquor
element too powerful, to afford opportunity
for a hotly-contested, hand-to-hand skir
mish, the situation of affairs here dawns
upon him with impressiveness as well as
The Prevailing Excitement.
It's thrilling, too. "When chivalry on
the one side, and self-defense on the other,
meet in such a struggle as this, many a lit
tle tale is born that makes interesting read
ing. Several stories of this description are
going the rounds in Wilkesbarre. One,
for illustration, is that about a well-known
professional gentleman of the city who was
standing at the bar of a saloon. He was a
regular customer of the place.
"Well, John, you're going to vote against
this d amendment and help your friend,
ain't you?" asked the saloon keeper.
"A man's family shonld deserve his first
consideration," quietly replied the gentle
man. "Family be darned. That's no excuse for
voting away our liberties."
The customer flashed at this boisterous
allusion to kindred. "Look here, Mr.
saloon keeper," he said putting down his
glass, "you don't know what you're saying.
By thai way of talking you are making
votes against yourself. Every man in this
barroom has a family. There's some
chivalry left in humanity, and the women
are for this issue. June 18 will probably bj
a beautiful day. Our wives wili go to the
polls themselves, and where's the man who
won't say 'yes to his wife before he will to
a liquor dealer?"
"Hear! hear!" yelled the crowd and every
man in the room cheered for the amend
ment and the women.
Liquor Men nt Work.
A well-known physician was in the most
glittering saloon on the public square of
- "Wilkesbarre the other evening.
"I spent $20,000 firing this place up,"
Mid the owner to him, "and you must admit
it's bold-faced robbery to ruin me with that
The physician, who is a drinking-man,
replied honestly by his own convictions,
"I'm afraid you belong to a class of men
who themselves are open to such a grave
charge. Let's see what these men think.
I know none of them, but I ask them in all
frankness if they can vote for a continua
tion of this business, believing it to be
Seven men were present Everyone of
them promised to vote for prohibition.
The "Wilkesbarre "Wheelmen" are a bi
cvcle club ot 30 of the most prominent
young men in the city. The liquor men
have tried to capture the organization for
electioneering, and it is causing some talk
that seven of the -leaders have declared
against the amendment
In one of his public discourses from the
leading German Catholic Church, Eev.
Father C. B. Vogle has denounced the
amendment as an unrighteous measure, and
admonished his flock "to vote against it
These-are some incidents to indicate the
excitement prevailing in Luzerne county
over the issue.
Spending 111 a Money.
The Constitutional amendment advocates
have bought the right to one column of
space daily in the three newspapers of
Wilkesbarre Record, Republican and
Leader. These three columns arc edited by
Hon. D. L. Bhone, Judge of the Orphans'
Court He supplies them with fresh matter
This costs something. But the "Literary
Committee" of the Amendment Association
is composed ot 25 of the richest men and
women in "Wilkesbarre, and "Wilkesbarre is
perhaps the wealthiest of Pennsylvania's
small cities. This newspaper space was
bought very soon after the resolution passed
the legislative caucus at Harrishurg, and
the matter that appears in them being local,
bright and ably written, is generally talked
about over the streets. Although each
paper reserves its editorial privileges, the
movement was a neat bit of strategy which
the liquor men envy.
Ex-Attorney General H. "W. Palmer,
Judge Bhone, ex-Coneressman L. D. Schu
maker, and E. F. McManes (Catholic), in
dicate the undeniably brainy and non-partisan
complexion of Luzerne County's
Amendment Association. The gentlemen
named, and a dozen other Republicans,
Democrats and Prohibitionists of great in
fluence are hard at work for the society.
Over 1,000 Saloons.
There are 718 licensed bars in the county,
and Judge Bhone is authority for the state
ment that the internal revenue lists show
that 299 other saloons are selling without a
license. The city of "Wilkesbarre, having a
population of over 40,000, has a good per
centage ot these saloons.
The others are distributed throughout the
county. Luzerne county's population is
about 150,000. The anthracite coal indus
try has swallowed all others. The Lehigh
Coal Company, for example, owns 30,000
acres of the finest agricultural territory in
the State, but its. surface is not touched by
This has led to an immense foreign popu
lation. More than that, much of it is en
franchised, 2,000 Hungarians and Italians
were naturalized and will be able to vote in
Jnne, with several thousand other foreign 1
coal miners who previously took out papers.
Local option was adopted in this county
In 1873 by just 619 majority. That was
close enough, but this year it is not ex-
Lpected the winner will have 100 votes to
spare, De be liquor dealer or prohibitionist
Both are claiming the county, but neither
Itlalit From the Shoulder.
Judge Bhone gave me the benefit of a
lull in court proceeding this morning, and
in his interview he deals with the liquor
men of Luzerne without mercy. He said:
I should judge that our county is in a mnch
more promising condition for the adoption of
the amendment than it was when local option
was adopted. Notwithstanding the large in
flux of foreign coal miners to our county, and
the growth of the liquor business since then
causes bave been operating to form sentiment
for temperance reform.
The utter and entire failure of the Brooks li
censelaw in this county is one of these causes.
It or no other license law has been able to con
trol the liquor traffic here. In 1SS6 there were
L020 applications for liquor licenses in L-u-zernc.
This year there were 920 ap
plications, mere were granted 718,
bnt tbe internal revenne list shows
that 299 men who were refused licenses
are now selling, with little or no' opposition.
That makes things about eqnal to the days be
fore the Brooks bill. The aggressive and un
reasonable exactions of the County Liqnor
League in political and business methods has
turned people against it now. For years they
have outrageously boycotted politicians and
business men who signed remonstrances
against them. Tbe effect will now be sjen.
Another reason for the reversion of public
opinion is that three-fourths of the crime com
mitted within our county has been occasioned
by drunkenness. Murder after murder has been
committed. Wickedness became so rampant
as to disgrace the county. A feeling now pre
vails not only in Wilkesbarre, bnt in an parts
of tbe county, that Constitutional amendment
will give the Law and Order clement a chance
to suppress crime, and the source of it
A Heavy Catholic Tote.
One thing that contributes to the closeness
of tbe election in this county is the big
Catholic vote. In the mining regions of
Luzurne and Lackawanna counties the Cath
olic Total Abstinence Society has almost
9,000 members. That represents 15 per cent
of the church membership. Judge Bhone
told me that he bad been assured by leaders
of the society that fully three-fourths of its
members would, as individuals, vote for the
The ex-president of the society, J. S.
McGroanty, however, "reduces this estimate
some, but still leaves it at a figure which
will be a powerful factor in making up the
whole result in the coal region. Mr. Mt
We have all been reading the utterances of
Archbishop Ryan and Cardinal Gibbons, pub
lished in TnE Dispatch, on this subject Not
more than one-third of' the membership of the
Total Abstinence Society in this county will
loto for tbe amendment. They prefer high
license. Yet there is one thing tbat will drive
trie entire membership in both Luzerne and
Lackawanna counties to vote for tho amend
ment, and that is any attempt on tbe part of
the saloon keepers here to swagger, boast or
browbeat tbe temperance clement. "We will
not stand tbat. The Catholic Church has done
a wonderful work in the anthracite regions.
Fifteen years ago, when Molly Maguirism
flourished here, tho Irish miners were a tough
set but now it is very seldom you see a young
Irishman in a saloon in the Wyoming dis
trict. The Catholics in Schuylkill county are
not so well organized in temperance work
in the coal regions there, and as I stated in
my last letter, that county will give a "big
majority against the amendment
A Brewer la Ilopefal.
Fred Stagmaier is one of the proprietors
of a big brewery here. His brother is one
of "Wilkesbarre's representatives in the
Legislature. Mr. Stagmaier said to-day:
The campaign will be warmer after awhile.
1 think we will carry fjuzerne county against
the amendment The miners generally are op
posed to it With the large number of saloons
among them it will be simply Impossible to get
them to vote f or prohlDltion. Wilkesbarre
will probably vote for the amendment on ac
count of the wealthy people here being on that
side. Bnt we will win outside- of the city. Oar
majority will not ho very large, though. I
think it is a very unjust measure. We have
very valuable property which would be ruined,
and that would of course affect Wilkesbarre's
prosperity. I think Catholics will generally
help us. I know the German Catholics of this
county wilt The aggressive measures of tho
temperance people just now may react later on.
"Wyoming county adjoins Luzerne on the
north. It will cast its majority of votes for
prohibition, so I was told to-day, by G. M.
Parker, one of lis politicians. He says
"Wyoming gave 4,400 majority for local
option, and she will give about 500 majority
for the question again. It is only a small
county of insignificant strength in politics.
L. E. Stofiel.
Two Lads Killed by Overdoses of Moon
shine Whisky The Awful Crime of a.
Kentucky Liquor Law
ISPECIAL TELEGRAJC TO the disfatcu.1
Louisville, February 10. At Beaver
dam, Ohio county. Friday, a worthless fel
low named John Hall, who divides his time
between coal mining and violating the pro-
1 hibition laws, enticed three boys, named
John Ferguson, Thomas Chinn and Charles
Bunch to his "blind tiger" and sold them a
quart of vile stuff out of a jug. They drank
'largely of it and started for home, carrying
the bottle with them.
They were noticed to be crazy drunk by
several people, but no particular attention
was paid to them. "When near Beaver
dam, the boys separated. Chinn went
home and fell in the doorway, almost dead.
A physician was summoned, and it re
quired hard work to save his lite. The
other two failed to turn up, and as the
three were known to have been together, a
searching party was formed to look for
They had not gone far when they came
upon Bunch. He was lying in an insensi
ble condition and had to be carried home.
A physician was also called to attend him,
but he was so far gone that but little could
be done for him, and he was lying yester
day almost at the point of "death! The
young men who carried Bunch home re
turned as quickly as possible to look for
Ferguson. He was found still further
away from home and was dead and cold
when discovered. His body was carried to
the home of his mother, a highly respecta
ble widow, who lives in Beaverdam, of
whom the boy was the chief support ,
DASHED OUT HIS BEAIN8.
A Whtto Cap Victim Commits Suicide In the
Cell of n. Jail.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.l
WALJrurroRT, Pa., February 10. For
a week or so past "White Cap" notices
have been sent to persons in'various parts
of the slate quarry region hereabout
August Heydecker, an inoffensive German
living at this place, where he worked
in a quarry, received several of
these notices, which were .sent
to him by practical jokers. The
threats they contained so preyed upon his
mind that they became violently insane,
and on Wednesday he ran all the way to
Slatington, yelling wildly that the "White
Caps were after him. He was taken to
Allentown jail,. .. His MiesJn his eell were
heartrending; 'and, suddenly ceasing, ihe
warden of the jail hastened to Heydecker's
cell. He found the man lying en the floor
in a pool of blood, while one side of the
cell was spattered with blood clear to the
The top of Heydecker's head was bat
tered to a pulp, and the skull so terribly
fractured that the brain was exposed. He
had evidently thrown himself head foremost
acainst the stone wall several times. On
being lifted up an old caseknife was found.
AVith this he had attempted to cut his
throat, and had hacked gashes in his wrist.
He will die.
ABLE TO TAKE CARE OP HERSELF.
A Lebanon Lndy Clubs an Insulting Tramp
Senseless With a Rolling- Fin.
fEPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Lebanon', February 10. A tramp now
lies in the hospital here suffering from se
vere injuries about the head which were in
flicted a few days ago by Mrs. Catherine
Penn, of this place. The tramp called at
Mrs. Pcnn's home and asked for something
to eat He was taken into the house at the
table, through Mrs. Penn's kindness, and
before he left he discovered that she was
He at once began to threaten her and use
insulting remarks, when Mrs. Penn, a
woman of fine muscular development, calmly
walked to the cupboard, secured a rolling
pin, and struck the fellow a blow on the
Lead which knocked him down. Several
more blows were repeated and then Mrs.
Penn sent out for the police, who found the
tramp lying on the floor in a senseless con-.
IGKORAJSCE SOT A CRIME,
Bat Bishop GHmour Thinks it Should be a
Mailer of Personal Choice.
ISPECIAL TBLEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Cleveland, O., February 10. The
Haverhill school matter that has attracted
so much attention in Boston was taken up
by the Central Catholic Association, of this
city, to-day, and will be denounced at a
general meeting to be held next Sunday.
Bishop Gilmour opposed the action of the
Boston Protestants very vigorously in an
address in which he said:
"I deny the right of the State to come into
my house unless under due course of law
and with the presumptfon of or the actual
violation of just law. I deny the right of
tbe State to coerce the citizen to send his
child to school. I admit, however, the right
of the State to make education a .condition
for the exercise of the rights of citizenship,
but I hold that the citizen is free to prepare
himself for that or not, as he pleases."
TOO COLD TO TEMPT PfiOYIDENCE.
Twenty-Two Faith Cure Converts Fall
Show Up for Immersion.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, February 10. Twenty-two
New Jersey faith cure believers were found
wanting to-day. They were to be immersed
in the icy waters of New York bay at Green
ville. Not one of them appeared. Strange
to say, although the bay for '200 feet out
was frozen over with ice from one inch to
three inches thick, yet in the baptismal
pool the water was clear and inviting.
About 500 persons were on the ground to
witness the baptisine. t They attended the
prayer and praise meeting in the chapel.
K0 EXCUSE FOR THEIR CONDUCT.
Two Yale Students Fined for Drnnkcn Folly
nt a New York Theater.
SPECIAL, TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, February 10. Two Yale
students, Eobert H. Percy and George G.
Johnson, who were put out of Palmer's
Theater last night and were arrested on the
sidewalk for drunkenness, didn't trv to
excuse their condnct at Jefferson Market
Police Court this morning.
Justice O'Reilly fined them $10 each.
They paid and got out with celerity.
PITTSBURG, . MONDAY,
A Constitution to be Granted to the
People by the Mikado.
LATEST OF JAPANESE EEFORMS.
The Khedi?e Regrets He Did Not Attend
the Baseball Game.
AN ENGLISH HOTEL KEEPER MURDERED.
114x3 Heelings la London Boldly" Denounce
To-day ' the Mikado of Japan presents to
his people a constitution modeled alter that
of Germany, and resigns his autocratic
powers. This is merely another of the
many steps toward reform made by that
country under its pres'ent ruler. The Khe
dive has sent a letter regretting the fact
that he was unable to attend the baseball
game in the desert on Saturday. The story
of a terrible crime and a woman's heroism
comes from England. y
tBT CABLE TO TnE DISPATCn.l
Tokio, February 10. About ten years
ago it became evident that the most intelli
gent people in Japan regarded the absolute
rale of the Mikado as out of joint with the
times. They believed that the welfare and
credit of their country demanded great
changes in their system of government This
feeling grew until the Mikado himself, who
is really desirous of promoting the best in
terests of his country, began to give the
matter serious attention. Fight years ago
the people were suddenly surprised and de
lighted by an imperial edict announcing
that in 1890 Japan, would become a consti
tutional government, that the representa
tive principle would be the corner stone of
THE NEW STATE FABRIC,
and that the people, through a parliament, '
would have a share in making their own
laws. The great change, it was said, would
be deferred until 1890 in order to give
plenty of time to ascertain what form of
constitution was best adapted to the needs
of the country.
The whole scheme originated with Count
Ito, the Minister President of State, and the
steps preparatory to making this great
change have absorbed most of his time and
study ever since. The Mikado commis
sioned him to work out the details of the
new constitution. He went to Europe
about seven years ago, and spent sev
eral years studying various constitutions.
It seemed to him ultimately that the con
stitution of Germany was, on the whole,
best suited to the circumstances of Japan.
On the model of the German constitution,
therefore, the fundamental law regulating
State affairs in Japan has been formed.
Since Count Ito returned to his native land
a force of German constitutional lawyers
and administrators has been at work under
his directions preparing
THE SEW CONSTITUTION
and getting ready for a representative
assembly of law makers to be elected by
the couple. No other Japanese statesman
has so large a personal interest in the suc
cess of the great undertaking as Count Ito.
This is the latest of a series of wonderful
reforms carried out in Japan within the
past 20 years for the purpose of re-establishing
the Government on the lines of "Western
To-day the city is all excitement, and
elaborate preparations are being made in
the way of decorations, fireworks, etc, to
fittingly celebrate the formal presentation of
the new constitution to the people by the
Mikado to-morrow. The ceremonies will be
very imposing, and all the dignitaries of
the nation will be in attendance.
A WOMAN'S COURAGE.
She Fights Desperately bnt Unnvailingly to
Savo Her Husband's Life.
London, February 10. Mr. Kent, the
landlord of the Gloucester Hotel, at
Swansea, was killed by a burglar early this
morning. He retired with his wife at a late
hour last night after locking all the doors,
including those of his own bedroom. Early
this morning the wife heard a match struck
in the room and saw a negro in the ,act of
lighting a candle. She awoke her husband,
and he immediately grappled with the in
truder, while the wife took a pistol from
under the pillow. As it was too dark to
take aim, she lighted a candle. She
then aimed and fired and tbe negro fell,
wonnded in the thigh. Cursing the woman,
he crept under the bed, but as she was un
locking the door be emerged, and, seizing a
mirror, threw it at her. It missed her, but
extinguished the light, and the negro suc
ceeded in escaping. "When she relighted
the candle she discovered that her hus
band's throat and stomach had been cut
with a razor.
Kentliveil long enough to describe the
murderer. An alarm was raised, and about
noon the negro was discovered at a dry
dock. He is a seaman named Tom Allen.
He was badly wounded and covered 'with
blood. Allen confessed, and said that his
motive was robbery. He concealed him
self in the room before the house was closed
on Satutday night.
EJGHT HOURS A DAT
Demanded by French Workmen, Who Also
Ask for LIvins Wages.
Paris, February 10. Delegates from the
Socialist Bevolution societies met at the
Labor Exchange to-day, and then proceeded
to hhe residen6es of Premier Floquet, M.
Meline, President of the Chamber of Depu
ties, and IX. Lerojer, President of the Sen
ate, leaving at each house a copy of the reso
lutions adopted by the "Workmen's Con
gress at Bordeaux. The resolutions demand
a rednctionof the daily working hours, the
fixing of minimum rates of wages to corre
spond with the minimum expenses of work
men in each locality, the prohibition of
manual labor by piece work, etc. The dele
gates declared their intention to wait upon
M. Floquet and the Presidents of the par
liamentary bodies on February 24 to receive
Similar deputations called upon the Pre
fects of Lyons, Bordeaux and Marseilles,
and presented their demands. In reply, the
Prefects said that the Government was
already considering many of these demands,
while others had no substantial foundation.
The wprkmen, they said, must not expect
everything to be settled by February 24.
Finally, tbey begged the deputations to
exercise their influence to avert disorder.
Bpnrgcon Congratulates His Church.
Xondon, February 10. Mr. Charles
Rnnrtrpnn tina cunt a lottai i VtXa .ni.A.n
ftion saying that he will soon see them ngain
and that his limb is improving, though he
cannot use it yet His long absence, he
sa.ijs, shows the vitality of the church,
which he declares will remain a power for
good when he. has departed.
FEBRUARY 11, 1889.
BALF0UE AM) O'BRIEN.
The -Former Denies That the Latter Is III
Treated In Prison.
London, February 10. Mr. Balfour, in
a long reply to a correspondent, dealing
with the party uses to which the Glad
stonians put the O'Brien incident, says the
stoim was artificially raised for the interests
of a faction, and proceeds to generally deny
the charges made 'against the prison au
thorities. He quotes from a letter sent by
Mr. O'Brien to Dr. O'Farrell to the effect
that he had no complaint to make. If the
rule depriving the prisoner of his clothing
had to be insisted on, he would say that no
excessive violence should be used.
'Mr. Balfour further writes that Dr.
O'Farrell reported that Mr. O'Brien board
ed in a cell in which the temperature was
C0, and that he was well and cheerful.
Mr. Balfour, in a letter to the Times in
reference to Mr. O'Brien's describing as a
villainous and cowardly misrepresentation
his (Balfour's) statement that O'Brien
placed every obstacle in the way of
a medical examination, says that
the Freeman's Journal and the United
Ireland both said something to the
same effect. The facts were, however, that
O'Brien submitted to an examination with
the stethoscope, but declined to be weighed
or to answer any questions. He (Balfour)
was qnite willing to put it that O'Brien
threw serious obstacles in the way instead
of "every obstacle."
DENOUNCED THE GOVERNMENT.
A Mass Sleeting In London Protests Against
tho Treatment of tho Irish.
Xondon, February 10. Notwithstand
ing the fact that a heavy snow storm pre
vailed here to-day, the demonstration
announced to be held in Hyde Park to de
nounce the Government's coercive measures
in Ireland and to express sympathy with
Mr. "William O'Brien was successfully
carried out. Thousands of citizens, chiefly
from the workingmen's and Badical clubs,
attended the meeting, marching to the park
through the storm with bands and banners.
Speeches were delivered from 12 platforms.
A resolution, which was put simulta
neously at all ot the platforms and carried
amid great cheering, declared that the citi
zens of London condemn the brutal policy
of coercion, protest against the Govern
ment's uncivilized treatment of political'
prisoners, and demand the release of Irish
patriots whose only crime is the exercise of
the ordinary right of free speech.
The Socialists occupied ono platform,
which was decorated" with red flairs and at
which was displayed a banner with the in
scription: "Bemember Chicago." The
speakers at this platform utilized the occa
sion to denounce land owners and capi
talists. Perfect order was maintained throughout
the proceedings, and the host of policemen
present had nothing to do except to regu
DIDN'T KNOW WHAT HE MISSED.
The Kheilive Regrets Being Unnble to At
tend tbo Baseball Game.
IBT CABLE TO THE PISPATC1I.J
Cairo, February 10. (Copyright.) The
Khedive, from Helouan, a watering place,
sent a polite note last evening through the
American Consul General, expressing his
regret at his inability to return, to Cairo to
see a game of baseball and inviting the boys
to come again.
The party leaves on Monday at noon for
Ismailia, and thence by canal to Port Said,
wherthey take the jSorthjGerman Lloycl
stanaer ayern for Brlndisi, where they
will iarnve Friday. The following nine
daysVill be spent in-seeingltaly. The first
game in Europe will be played on the 24th.
AT LAST SHE IS HOME.
Tho Now Famous Steamer Haytien Repub
lic Reaches Boston Harbor.
tSTZCIAL TELEGRAM TO TUE DISPATCH.
Boston, February 10. The famous
steamer Haytien Bepublio arrived in the
harbor this evening. As soon as her pres
ence became known up town she was be
sieged by tugs bearing reporters in search
of interviews with Mr. B. C. Morse, the
owner, on board, and Captain Crampton,
the man who stuck by the ship all through
the troublous days of her seizure. Mr.
Morse was quite willing; to talk. He said
that theship was robbed by its captors of
everything of any value. All departments
were ransacked, nothing of any use being
left except that which was immovable.
When asked about the indemnity, Mr.
Morse said that considering all things he
thought the $200,000 demanded a very mod
erate sum. None of it has yet been paid,
and Mr. Mor&e has no definite idea when it
will be paid, or how, bnt he appears confi
dent of ultimately getting it. He is very
indignant in describing the offensive super
ciliousness of the Haytians, and cites as an
instance of it the gall of the commander of
the gunboat which ran into the Haytien
Eepublic, who actually announced the in
juries received by his own vessel.
GOING TO BE MORMONS.
A Dlnrrlcd Itlnn Elopes With Two Sisters,
the Prettiest Girls in Enston.
ISPECIAL TELEOltAJI TO THE DISPATOIt.l
Easton, February 10. Two "pretty sis
ters, Emily E. and Alice E. "Williams, and
a married man, Frederick Slip, have left
town under circumstances that strongly in
dicate an elopement. Emily is 20 years
old, and Alice is' 18. They have the reputa
tion of being the handsomest girls in town,
and hitherto their characters have been free
from suspicion. Slip has been hanging
around the "Williams house a good deal
during the past two weeks,' and as he is a
married man Mr. "Williams protested
against his attentions to liis daughters.
The girls seemed to he inlatuated with
Slip, and threatened to go out "West if any
thing more was said. A few days ago they
packed their trunks and left towu. A mail
was seen to'be with them on the train, and
as Mr. Slip has not been seen since that day
the townstolk are snre he is the man. Yes
terday Mr. "Williams received a letter from
the girls, which was written in New York.
They announced their intention of con
tinuing their journey to the West. No
mention was made of Slip.
Discharged Street Car Men Fight With the
New Voik Poller.
New York, January 10. Thirty of the
drivers who recently returned to work on
the Belt Line road were discharged to-day
and their places filled with scabs, who had
put in applications while the strike was
About 9 o'clock these men, with a num
ber of others, began laying obstructions on
the tracks on Tenth avenue between
Twenty-sixth and Thirtieth streets. The
police were called out and a number of
them boarded a car and secreted themselves.
This car was assailed as others had been,
and the officers charged the riotous drivers,
many of whom received cut heads.
The Bottom Dropped Ont.
Philadelphia, February 10. The bot
tom dropped out of a pot filled with molten
glass in the glassworks of James J. Murray
& Co., at Trenton avenue and Culvert
streets, this evening, setting fire to the
building and doing $10,000worth of damage.
The firm employes 190 persons, most of
whom will be temporarily thrown ,,out of
The Professional Politician in Indian
apolis Bowls Up on Sunday
BEfJAUSE CABINET TALK'S SCAECE.
The Original Colored Harrison Man Has
, Pointers for the President.
HIS FBIEilDS MUST HATE OFFICES
Or They Declaro They ni Flop In a Body to the
The absence of Cabinet gossip at Indian
apolis on Sunday is a good thing for the
Hoosier capital .saloon keeper The pro
fessional politician finds it necessary to
drink every 15 minutes under the circum
stances, and as a result, gets royally full.
Only one original Harrison man appeared
at Indianapolis yesterday. He is colored,
and comes from Georgia to tell the President
elect that if the colored men of the South
are neglected when the offices are given out
there will be a grand bolt to the Democratic
rSPECIAL TELEOItAMTO ME PISPATCR.1
Indianapolis, February 10. With the
"Windom boom dropped clear out of sight,
and the Plumb boom altogether too small to
fill the vacancy, Cabinet gossip has been so
dull that the professional politicians who
constitute the great body of sitters about
the hotels are all intoxicated to-night
When there isn't Cabinet talk enough to
keep them busy and excited the politicians
have to slip out to tbe barroom and' take a
drink every other 15 minutes, and .the
strain tells upon them in the course of a
long day like Sunday.
The reports from New York of John C.
New's movements have confirmed the idea
that the private business, upon which he in
sisted that he went East, bad a good deal of
politics in it. Incidentally this greatly
strengthens the Confidence on the part of his
friends that he has been called to take the
Treasury Department The general belief
among those who have been politically as-
sociatcd with him is that General Harrison
has offered him the portfolio, provided that
the New York leaders can be placated, and
that New has gone East to-try and
aerange a compromise
by which Plait shall accept the collector
ship of the port for himself or a friend in
full satisfaction to his claims, and shall con
sent to let Miller have the Navy Depart
ment if he wants it, or let Evarts become
Attorney General and Miller succeed him
in the Senate.
The fact that Piatt seems to have been the
first man with whom New had any confer
ence is alleged here to confirm this theory.
Indiana generally would be perfectly satis
fied to let New have the Treasury Depart
ment, provided he didn't interfere with
other fellows in the State getting a lot of
the minor offices. It would be a bitter pill
for Chairman Huston and a few of his ar
dent supporters, who bave conceived a dis
like for New because they think New has
not properly supported "Huston and the
committee during recent campaigns. Chair
man Huston's friends, while, toe
while. -T"-y lma
about ziveh upihone tbat Huston will be in
the CabyjejLJnsist that a promise has been)
made"that ifnot Huston it'sball be no other
man from Indiana, and upon the strength of
this they refuse to believe there is any foun
dation for this talk about New and the
MICHIGAN MAY HATE A MAN.
The sly visit of Senator-elect McMillan
hereand the reports from Detroit that he came
upon a special and urgent summons from
uenerai narnson, nave revived ine laea
that Michigan may have a man in the Cabi
net, and while many think that Alger has
again been taken under consideration, some
claim to have a tip to the effect that Senator
Palmer, whose term is about to expire, is to
be called. Senator Palmer would make agreat
Secretary of Agriculture, and the place
would undoubtedly be as agreeable to him
as any public portion he could select. In
case Miller takes the navy, Palmer's ap
pointmentwould be one of the possibilities,
and would satisfy the claims of the section
of the country that includes Michigan, Wis-1
consin and Minnesota. Incidentally.it would
probably count out General Busk, who has
been so much talked of recently for Secre
retary of "War, and would make the way
plainer before General James H. "Wilson.
The original Harrison man for to-day
was a colored man and he came from Geor
gia. Dudley if his name, and he refers
with pride to the fact that the name is also
borne by so great and good a man as the
Treasurer of the Bcpublican National
Committee. He says he thinks General
Dudley is one of the greatest men that this
country has ever produced. Greatly to the
regret of the Georgia Dudley, his initials
are "A. D." and not "W. "W.," and he
comes from Americas, and not from Indian
apolis. FULL OF VALUABLE POINTS.
Mr. Dudley, of Americus, was a delegate
to the Chicago Convention last summer, and
he savs that he was one of the two Geor
gians who were for General Harrison from
the first. The other one was J. A. Taylor,
of Smithville, but he has since died. Mr.
Dudley claims to be not only the original,
bnt the only original Harrison man from
that State. He says that he has not come
here after any office himself, but to give
General Harrison some points as to politics
at the South.
He says, for one thing, that he will call
General Harrison's attention to the recent
remarkable increase in the Republican
strength among the white voters in the
South. Before election, he says, it was a
chance if there were more than two white
Bepublicans in a town. Now, he says, the
towns are full of them, and they all want
office. Mr. Dudley thinks that General
Harrison can ponder upon this fact with
profit to himself and the party.
The great mass, the hone and sinew of the
Republican party at the South, he says, is
colored, and if this portion of the party is
ignored by the administration, the result
will be fatal to the party in that section.
When the colored men conclude that the
Kepublican p.irty does not care for them,
and will do nothing for them.
THEY WILL LEAVE IT, '
and naturally they will join, politically,
with the strongest side ot the white element
in the communities in which they live. This
will alwyas be with the white Democrats,
and once the nhite Democratic leaders of
the South get the negro vote under their
control, the Bcpublican party there is
doomed, no matter what laws to protect the
casting and counting ot the vote are passed.
With the necroes voting with them the
Southern Democrats'would be invincible
for a generation, he says, no matter how
great inroads the Republican arty might
makeinto"fhe white Democratic vote.
Only one unusual tiling has broken the
regular Sunday monotony here. General
Harrison abandoned the faith of his fathers
for this time only and went to a Methodist
church. He attended service? in the morn
ing at the church of the Bev. Dr. Cleveland,
who is n distant relative of President Cleve
land, but who is also a good friend of Gen
eral Harrison and his family. In all proba
bility General Harrison will attend church
in this city but once more before his de
parture for Washington, and he has been
promising to favor Dr. Cleveland just once
for some time. Naturally, he prefers that
bis very last Sunday here should he iu his
chemical combustioV) CASH FOE THE PEN
In the Cellars of a Wholesale Drug Store
Causes a 8500,000 Fire in Philadel
phia Firemen Killed and Injured.
Philadelphia, February 10. The ex
tensive establishment of John Wyeth &
Bro., manufacturing chemists, at Nos. 1412,
1414 and 141G Walnut street, was com
pletely destroyed by fire to-day. The build
ing was completely gutted.
The firm of Wyeth & Bro. occupied the
whole of the largo double marble front
building at Nos. 1412 and 1414 Walnut
street,-except the front part of the ground
floor, which was leased by Frank E. Mor
gan, who conducted . a retail drug
store. The brown-stone front building,
No. 1416 .was also occupied by Wyeth.
The cellars were used for storing the raw
material. By the time the engines arrived
the fire had gained tremendous headway,
and in less than 40 minutes the, whole
double building was a mass ot flames from
Walnut street to Brighton street.
A breeze from the west carried tbe brands
toward Broad street, and many fell on the
Hotel Stratford, to the great alarm of" the
guests. The place was surrounded by fire
men, who placed ladders against the eaves
of the adjoining houses, and, swarming up
with lines of hose, soon had several streams
of water playing upon the building. Sev
eral,e.xplosions occurred, causing the fire
men to run for their lives. Shortly after 2
o'clock the roof of No. 1404 Walnut, the
annex of the Stratford Hotel, was discovered
to be on fire, creating immediate alarm, ex
citement and bustle throughout the hotel.
The damage by fire was wholly confined
to the upper stories of the annex,
tbe lower floors being wholly damaged by
water. The fire originated in the front part
of the cellar of No. 1412. Its origin is a
mystery. The theory generally advanced is
that two combustible chemicals came into
contact and started tbe fire. During the.
progress of the fire the central portion of
the double building fell, burying several
firemen. George Showers was taken out
dead, and Abraham Savery and William
Buzzard injured, the latter quite seriously.
Wyeth & Co.'s loss on buildings, ma
chinery and stock will aggregate $300,000,
on which there is an insurance of over 300,
000. Mr. G'eorge C. Boldt, the proprietor
of the Hotel Stratford, estimates his loss on
furniture, carpets, bric-a-brac, etc., at 540,
000, covered by insurance. Morgan's loss is
$35,000, insurance not known.
FOUGHT WITH THE COLORED TE00PS.
Informer Lo Caron'a Career in the military
Service of tho United States.
Philadelphia, February 10. Inquiry
here shows that the claim of Lc Caron to
have been a Major in the Union army, and
to have served in General Anderson's and
General Buell's Guard is false. He was
mustered into Company A, Fifteenth Penn
sylvania Cavalry as a bugler, on August
30, 1802 and promoted to Chief Bugler on
November 1, 1863. The company was re
cruited with the attention of acting as Gen
eral Anderson's bodyguard, and was known
as the Anderson Troop, but General Ander
son was ordered to another part of the
country before the troop left Carlisle.
It was then' directed to act as a
body guard for General Buell, but he was
removed from command before tho troop
reached him. Le Caron continued as Chief
Bugler until September 13, 1864, when he
was promoted to.Second Lieutenant of the
Thirteenth Regiment United States colored
L.troops.and further promoted on ilareh 24,
jcxw, lo x irsi Aueuienam oi me same regi
ment, in which position he remained until
January 10, 1866, when he was mustered
He has not corresponded with any of the
officers of the Fifteenth Regiment since the
war, but they recollect him very well.
They deny his right to the title of Major,
and ascribe his promotion to the Lieuten
ancy of the Thirteenth as due to the scarcity
of officers for colored troops, and not to any
particular ability or bravery shonn by him
while acting as Chief Bugler.
A TISSUE OF LIES.
Ex-Mnyor Hewitt Emphatically Denies
Tbnt He Ever Betrayed Tilden.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TnE DISFATCII.l
New York, February 10. "I have noth
ing to say about it," said ex-Mayor A. S.
Hewitt to-day, with a scornful smile, as he
held a slip of paper with dainty touch, as
though he wished he had a pair of tongs.
The slip contained the report of a speech
made by Wm. McDowell at tho Jersey
City Tilden Club dinner on Saturday even
ing. In it Mr. Hewitt was accused of hav
ing betrayed Tilden in the handling of the
Electoral Commission biil and misrepre
senting Mr. Tilden's views on the subject.
It wa a Dispatch reporter who had
handed the slip to Mr. Hewitt.
"I have nothing to say to it," Mr.
Hewitt added, "Because it is not worth
talking about; but if you ask me if it i3
true, I say it is a tissue of ridiculous lies,
the coinage of the brain of a man who could
not tell the truth, a man whose statements
need not be denied since no one would be
lieve him. McDowell sued the railroad
awhile ago. Two suits of 31,000 were tried
in Newburg the other day. They were
blackmailing suits, and he was thrown out
of court. He had no case. Perhaps that
has added to his feeling against me."
OHIO LEADERS ON THE OUTS.
Governor Fornker Adds Confirmation
the Humored Lack of Harmony.
ISPECIAL TELEORAJI TO THE DISPATCn.l
Columbus, O., February 10. The an
nual Lincoln banquet will take place Tues
day evening, under the auspices of the Ohio
League of Bepublican Clubs. There have
been numerous charges that the affair was
being managed in the interest of Governor
Foraker, as opposed to ex-Governor Foster,
Sherman, McKinley and others. The Gov
ernor was placed on the programme for a
speech, and the othergentlemeu named de
clined for .various reasons.
Governor Foraker has also declined, al
though he bad been placed on the printed
programme. His withdrawal has created
considerable comment among Eepublicans,
and only finds to emphasize the lack of har
mony among the Jeaders.
A PEETTI LITTLE FIGHT.
Governor Church and the Dakota Legis
lature Ilnvo n Lively Set-To.
Bismarck, Dak., February 10. In a
message to the House of Representatives,
Governor Church yesterday attacked his
predecessor bitterly, and the Legislature re
turned the attack with equal warmth, and
then postponed their answer till Monday to
get it in better shape. Before sending in
his message he closed up his office, which is
considered as a direct snub by the Legis
lature then in session, as he could not be
found by the officers of the House.
As his message was considered" very in
sulting, there has. been mnch talk about the
matter, and the indications of action look
ing to his prompt removal by the incoming
President are very pronounced. It is held
that the closingof his ofiioe while the Legis
lature was sitting is sufficient ground for
asking for his immediate dismissal.
, Brother Acnlnst Brother.
rSrECULTILSOr.AM TO THE DISPATCTM
YOUNOSTOW2.-,) , February 10. Frank
Musser has begun proceedings in Common
Pleas Court to recover $5,000 alleged dam
ages from his brother, Sylvester Musser, for
alienating the affections of his wife.
'ie State Appropriation Ccm-
ttee is Satisfied That
Has Cleared Away All the Grave Suspicions
POWDEKLTS APPEAL FOE CHILDEEK.
Soldlera Orphans' Schools to be Thoroazhly
The Appropriation Committees of th
Legislature will go slow in recommending
the usual appropriation for the Westers
Penitentiary. The committee wjll investi
gate a little itself, and, if necessary, State
Board of Charities will take a hand. Grand
Army men will make a thorough investiga
tion of the soldiers orphans' schools. Mr.
Powderly wants restrictions placed around
the employment of child labor.
fFEOJI A STAFF COBRESPOHDIXT.I
Hareisbueg, February 10. The ap
propriation committees of the two Houses
have taken no action as yet concerning the
Western Pennitentiary matter, but, in the
natural course of events, will do so. A
prominent member of the House Committee)
is on record as saying that no appropriation
bill for the penitentiary will be reported to
the House until the matter now being in
vestigated is cleared up. The particular
branch of the subject that any sub-committee
of the appropriation committees will deal
with is the financial management Any
other phase of the question is really outsida
their jurisdiction, unless the Legislature
clothes them with the necessary authority.
The humanitarian features of the investiga
tion will necessarily be left very largely to
the State Board of Charities and the Gover
nor, though the Appropriation Committee
will not ignore anything that comes before it
Two years ago there were charges before
the Appropriation Committee that all was
not as it should be in the Western Peni
tentiary, and though some members insisted
on an investigation at that time, the Alle
gheny representatives succeeded in con
vincing the majority of the committee that
everything was all right. It may be re
marked that Warden Wright is held blame
less by the members of the committee, ex
cept that they fear he may have reposed too
much confidence is subordinates.
CHILD LABOR AEEAIGXED.
Master Workman l'owderly Addresses a
Circular to the Legislature.
imOM A STAPP CORRESPONDENT.!
Haerisbuko, February 10. To-day'a
mail brought each member of the House the
following circular from General Master
Workman Powderly, of the K.of L.:
Philadelphia. February IOC
Deau Sis A bill providing for the appoint
ment of a State factory inspector in 'this State
has been presented by Senator Hines in the in
terest of women and children, to enforce the
law with regard to age, hoars and conditions
of employment. The large number of children
under tbe ago of 15 years employed In our
Commonwealth makes such a law as this
bill provides for an absolute necesslr
inasmuch as when a cross iniustice
being done our helpless little ones, either by
me avarice oi employers or ine improviucnca
and ignorance of parents, the law of our Com
monwealth should step between and protect Its
children, who must be its men and women of
the future. .Employment ot children drives
adults to enforced idleness, wbo eventually
swell the army of,, tramps and criminals and
add to the burden of tbe taxpayer for their
support. Employment of children deprives
the child of tho opportunity to cultivate and.
develop mentally, physically and. we might say,
morally. It gives us men and women wanting
the strength and vitality necessary to perpetu
ate the human race, also a populace of igno
rant illiterate men and women, a menace to
the prosperity of the Commonwealth.
Will you give this measure your attention
and support? It is not a political or party
issue. It Is something nobler and better an
issue in which lies the prosperity of our peo
ple, the advancement of civilization and Chris
tianity and the temporal and spiritual welfare
of humanity. An expression of your opinion
on this subject is earnestly desired.
Bespectf nlly, L. M. Babry,
General Director of Woman's Work.
T. V. Powderlt,
General Master Workman.
THOSE EIED BOOKS.
Tho Cost of Their Production by the Stale
Less Than Expected.
rPEOM A STAPP CORRESrONnEST.3
Haerisburo, February 10. The bird
book matter has assumed a brighter aspect
in the estimation of its friends. For soma
timethe statement has been uncontroverted
that the cost of 19,000 copies would come be
tween $70,000 and $80,000, the books not to
exceed 420 pages, with not more that 100
TheState printer has given the Governor
an estimate on the work, which places these
figures much lower. He places the cost at
$37,000, and if the colored plates are to be
only 50, with 50 plain engravings, the cost
will be but 527,000.
WILL INVESTIGATE M'ALISTEETIXLE.
A Committee of Grand Army Bleu to Visit
All tbe Schools.
FROM A STATF C0RMSPOSPENT.
Haerisburo, February 10. It is on the
programme of the House on Soldiers
Orphans schools that some of the schools in
worst repute shall be investigated by the
committee, which is composed of five Grand
Army men, Stewart, ol Philadelphia; Bit
lingsley, of Washington; Bean, of Mont
gomery; Evans, of Bedford, and Skinner,
of Fulton. While these gentlemen will
doubtless pay their respects to McAlister
ville, it is understood that a resolution will
be introduced in the House with special
reference to this school.
A B0AEDING H0DSE BUEffED.
Two of the Boarders Fail to Escape and Are
Burned to Death.
ISPECIAL TELEOBAU TO THE DISPATCH.1
Towajtda," February 10. About 1
o'clock yesterday morning G. W. Kipp's
boarding honse at his lumbering camp at
Lopez, Pa.; caught fire and quickly burned
to the ground. It was a very narrow chance
for the 22 lumbermen, who were in bed 'and
asleep at the time, but all except Lewis
Croclcer and William Taylor, who were
bnrned to death, escaped by jumpingjrom
the second-story windows. Crocker leaves
a wife and ten children; Taylor was single.
The entile contents of the house were
consumed. Crocker and Taylor were the
last who were aroused by the approaching
flames and cries of alarm, and were caught
by the fire rushing into their quarters be
fore they could escape. The loss falli
heavily on the men, only one of whom got
out with his clothing. Several of them lost
considerable sums of money.
Towbont Pearl Burned.
CaIeo, III., February 10. The towboat
Pearl, owned by Peter Conrad, of St Louis,
laid up at Mound Citv, caught fire from the
cook-house this afternoon and burned to tbe
water's edge and sunk. She was valued at
$15,000; partly insured.
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