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01 THE RAGGED EDGE
Prohibition Sentiment Somewhat
Mixed in the Northern
Tier of Counties.
FIVE MORE HEARD FROM.
Bradford and Susquehanna ,Are Dry,
Wayne is Doubtful, While
KONEOEAND PIKE ARE DECIDEDLY WET
Wayne and Erie Figuring a End Men A
Gain in Temperance Sentiment Pike
County Influenced by New York Differ
ent Interpretation of the Term ID.de
boand Farmer for Prohibition An In
creased Demand for Apple Butter The
Question br Taxes A Solid East Acalnst
the Amendment Philadelphia's 40,000
Constitutional amendment seems to hare
the best of the campaign up to this time in
the extreme northeastern corner of the State.
Oar special commissioner finds that of the
five counties forming the corner, two will
vote against the amendment. .They are
Pike and Monroe. "Wayne is donbtfnl.
Two others will favor prohibition. They
, are Susquehanna and Bradford, and their
Majorities for the amendment will over
whelm those against it from the other two
or three counties. Thus far The Dis
patch's canvass shows the following re
sult: i I
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CotTXTIES. g, -
3 v "H.
Armstrong.... In favor of S.9SG Adopted
Bedford. In favor of 8,191 Adopted
Berks Against 28.892 Defeated
Bradford In favor of 13,903 Adopted
Cambria ;. Against 1L702 Defeated
Cameron In favor of 1,345 Adopted
Carbon......... Donbtful 7,177 Defeated
Chester In favor of 19,765 Adopted
Clarion Fairly sure 6.945 Adopted
Clinton Close 6,073 Adopted
Columbia Vervd'btful 7,416 Defeated
Elk Against 3,197 Defeated
Favette Veryd'btful 14,203 Adopted
Forest In favor of 1.C01 Defeated
Greene. In favor of 6,630 Adopted
Indiana.. .... In favor of 7,609 Adopted
Jefferson In favor of 7,625 Adopted
Lackawanna... Against 2U95 No vote
Lancaster. Against 3ZVS7 Defeated
Lehigh, Against 16,094 Defeated
Luzenf: Veryd'btful 31,558 Adopted
Lycoming Against 14,536 Adopted
Monroe Against 4,437 Defeated
Montour. In favor of 3.195 Adopted
Northampton.. Against 17,103 Defeated
Jforthumberl'd Fairly sure 12,776 Defeated
Pike Against 2,040 Defeated
F-otter Infavorof 4,434 Adopted
Schuylkill. Against 25.9S0 Defeated
Somerset Infavorof 7.3S2 Adopted
Sullivan Against 2,310 Defeated
Susquehanna.. In favorof 9,076 Adopted
Tioga . In favor ot 11.279 Adopted
Venango,..... Infavorof 8.587 Adopted
"Warren. ....... Infavorof ' 7,645 Adopted
Washington... Infavorof H22S Adopted
Westmoreland. Close 19,958 Adopted
"Wayne. Dorfbtful 6,400 Defeated
"Wyoming Infavorof 3,996 Adopted
'Aggregate of votes for Harrison. Cleveland
rrnoMOUB bfeciai. commissioned.
HONESDALE, February 15. The north
' era tier comes to a ragged edge with this
county. . So does the prohibition sentiment
"Wayne is the ceDter of five counties which
round the northeastern corner of the State.
Grouping the five together, firstcomes Brad
ford, then Susquehanna, next "Wayne, then
wheeling southward along the eastern bor
der are Pike and Monroe.
That much-talked-of northern tier makes
you think of the obstreperous "end men" in
a minstrel show. A line extends unbroken
tbrougb "Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga,
.Bradford and Susquehanna counties for pro
hibition. The six counties will vote solid
ly for the Constitutional amendment But
the two ends are causing all the trouble.
They are Erie and Wayne counties.
I have not visited Erie yet,
but the impression seems to be
general throughout the State that that
county will vote against the amendment
"Wayne, I find, is uncertain. Therefore, in
the whole row of northern counties there are
but two hard conundrums for the temper
ance people to solve one here along the
Delaware river, and the other 400 miles
westward on the wave-washed shores of
Aronnd the Corner.
3ut there is probably more of encourage
ment for them over here than in the north
'western corner. Because there, if Erie's
majority against the amendment should
prove to be large it might entirely offset the
majorities lor prohibition in HVarren and
surrounding dry counties. In the north
east, however, the majorities which Brad
ford and Susquehanna counties will give
for the amendment will completely over
whelm the combined vote of "Wayne, Pike
and Monroe connties for liquor. In 1873
.the majorities in the last-named three
counties against local option aggregated
1,052 only, while Bradford and Susquehanna
combined gave 4,166 majority lor local
The gain of temperance sentiment since
then is apparent in the mere fact that
"Wayne county now is regarded as doubtful,
when she alone gave 33G majority against
local option in 1873. It appears a rather
rigid interpretation of both the old and new
license laws by which Judge Seeley the last
five years has reduced the number of drinking
places in "Wayne county. He was backed
by public opinion, which was manifested in
remonstrances and criticisms of petitions,
-and between the two it is claimed the peo
ple have been gradually educated to a pro
hibitory spirit instead of liberality in the
matter of liquor as several years ago.
Honesdale, the county seat, is the principal
town, and the rural localities are populated
by a farming class that favors temperance.
Lumber and a little of the anthracite coal
industry are found in the north and south
ends of the county. "Wayne's population Is
well on to 40,000 now, where it was scarcely
34,000 by the old census.
Under Gotham Influence.
OPik'e county is under the influence of
New York City. Members of the Legisla
ture from Pike county, .to reach their homes 1
from Harnsburg, have to go to Jew lore
City first, and then west again from there.
A railroad on an air line from the metropo
lis brings Milford, the county seat of Pike,
within 115 miles, which is considerably
.nearer and more convenient than Phila
delphia. ..Consequently, the great bulk of Pike
county's trade iswith New York. Brooklyn,
Jersey City and points In New Jersey. The
county produces large quantities of lumber
and flag-stones. These flag-stones pave
Broakway and Fifth avenue. The lumber
is marketed in Jersey City. It has actually
come about that Pike countymen are more
of New Yorkers in their habits and tastes
than Pennsylvanians. It is but natural,
therefore, that they propose to give a ma
jority of their ballots against the proposed
Pennsylvania Constitutional amendment.
It wouldn't be like New York, you know.
The total vote in Pike, though, is only
2,000. A politician from Milford told me
that the people are liberal in thought; that
they regard the amendment as the creature
of hide-bound enthusiasts; that they art op
posed to too much restraint in anything,
and that in this matter they believe them
selves fully capable of exercising common
sense and discretion and drinking without,
indulging to excess. Pike county's major
ity against local option was 325, and her
majority against the amendment will prob
ably not be less than 350.
An Abused Word.
In Monroe county I found a different use
for the word "hide-bound." There it was
the Prohibitionists, who declared to me on
their honor "that Monroe was a hide-bound
county" because she was against the amend
ment, and couldn't see it was the most
liberal and advanced step taken by re
formers in the last century. Monroe, it
must be admitted, leans toward liquor, and
if what both sides say about each is true,
the 'Constitutional amendment will be kept
away from the Jersey State line by probably
400 majority. "In" 1873 her spare votes on
the local option issue numbered 691, and
her total vote then was scarcely 4,000.
The farmers appear to be for the issue like
other grangers, but they are overbalanced
by the influences among lumbermen and
the town of Stroudsbnrg. Delaware "Water
Gap is a famous summer resort, and were
license taken away so close to the border,
people there fear the hotels would be ruined
with competition so close in another State.
Back to the North.
Betracing this reportorial inquiry back
ward to Wayne; it may be pursued west
ward along the northern border,! Susque
hanna is the first county encountered. It
voted for local option in 1873 by 1,842 ma--jority.
Licenses have been lew, and but
very cautiously granted. As a result the
people there expect to give at least 2,500
majority in favor of the amendment
The agricultural element predominates.
Th' farmers do not encourage the sale or use
of liquor, and laugh about the hard cider
questions. One granger's observation was
that it will give people a chance to make
more apple butter and a better quality of it
There is one inquiring Susquehanna farmer
whom I met at Harrisburg the other da$
He says he. has the good of the whole State
at heart, and he shall correspond with
Kansas and Iowa friends to ascertain the
success of prohibition there before he casts
his rote here. If it has failed there he be
lieves it will be impracticable in Pennsyl
vania. Especially, he says, there is possi
bility of the project failing in Pennsylvania
on account of it being a cross-cut for the
greatest railroads of the world. It is differ
ent from both the Western States in that
Breaking a Solid East.
Hon. Hilton O. Loomis, who represents
Bradford county in the Legislature, says
the amendment will be adopted in Bradford
by a splendid .majority. It. adopted local
option by as much as 2,32" majority. ' He
says the balk of the. population is of the'
agricultural class, and the people generally
regard prohibition as the best thing for
farming territory, lessening taxes for the
support of a jail and deputy sheriffs, as well
as for constables and their fees. The num.
ber of licenses has been kept under 75 for
several years past, and the Brooks law has
not had much effect in that county for the
reason that the old law was strictly ad
Other residents of the county estimated
that the majority against liquor iriBradford
county would reach fully 3,200. One of
these oracles said:
The country east of the Susquehanna river
is generally believed to be solidly arrayed
against the amendment. We will be one
county at least to join our neighbors in pre
venting "a solid East." I do not anticipate,
however, that we can change the result much
in Philadelphia, That city, I fear, will give
40,000 majority against us.
L. E. Stofiel.
PEAK OF HBEBUGS.
Keeping Residents of the Maryland Border
on the Tenter Hooks of Suspense
IIoit the Rascals Accomplish
rsPZCTAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
HAEEISBUBO, February 15. The mys
terious firebugs who have been operating in
the neighborhood of Glenville.York county,
since October, are still terrorizing that
community. Yesterday notices were posted
on the barn of a farmer named Hors, near
the .Maryland line, warning him that the
building is doomed. Over the Maryland
line Henry Beiman's large barn was burned
Wednesday evening, with all its contents,
involving a loss of ?7,000.
Yesterday the excitement in York county
was greatly increased by a terrific explosion
that was heard for miles around. It was as
certained that a nitro-glycerine factory on
Front river, in Manchester township, had
blown up. An employe of the works, John
Harline, was blown to pieces by the ex
plosion. Some of his remains were found in
the top of a tree 60 feet high, and 100 feet
from where the explosion occurred.. On the
same day news was received of the burning
of Isaac K.Henry's large farm barn in
Spring Garden township, seven miles north
of the Glenville district It was burned in
a maunerttimilar to that in which all the
other barns were destroyed, and it is be
lieved that it was the work of the same fire
bug. With the news of the burning of this
barn came also the announcement that it
was the twelfth barn destroyed by fire in
that neighborhood during the past year,
John Shiiltz, a farmer over the Maryland
border, has received notice that his barn is
to be burned. The notice is identical with
the one that was placed, on Samuel Hare's
barn the day before it was burned .in the
Glenville district That barn was burned
at 5 o'clock on the 8th instant.
A Real Estate Agent Robbed by a Man
Who'Xnsily Fooled Him.
IEFECXAI. TELEOEAMTO IHX.DXSrjLTCn.1
Long Islakd City, February 15.
About 2 o'clock this afternoon a man hastily
entered the real estate office of George H.
Payntar, 63 Borden avenue, and informed
the clerk, who was the only one in the
office at the time, that some boys were rob
bing his cellar underneath the office. The
clerk hurried down' into the cellar, leaving
his informant alone in the office.
Failing to find anyone in the cellar, the
clerk returned to the office. The man was
gone. On going to the safe, which was un
locked, the clerk found that the money
drawer had been pried open and nearly $200
in cash stolen. Five similarrobberies have
been reported to the police within two days.
fll llF I (IRAN oeen added . the
ULIVE. LUUHiluf 0 contributor to
the Sunday issue of THE DISPATCH. She' has
located at Washington, and her bright letters
will deal with national topi s. Read her first
letter in to-morrow's Dispatch,
Made by the Times Manager as to the
Manner in Which Were Secured
THE ALLEGED PAENELL LETTERS.
Large Amounts of Money Paid and Prom
ised to Emissaries.
TEYING TO INCULPATE IAB0UCHEBE.
TheFae Simile Published to Affect the Tote on the
The Parnell Commission had a sensation
al session yesterday. The Times .manager
was cross-examined and made some startling
admissions as to the manner in which the
alleged Parnell letters were, obtained and
the large sums of money sjfent in the search
for them. The most peculiar incident was
the allegation that Henry Labonchere had
tried to bribe a man to swear that the letters
tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London-, February 15. (Copyright).
The rottenness of the foundations of the
Timet' case was to-day plainly demonstrated.
The whole elaborate edifice has commenced
to totter, and when Richard Pigott submits
himself for cross-examination it will come
crashing to the ground. The Tories and
weak-kneed Unionists, who have been com
forting themselves with the idea that the re
cent signs, of disintegration were illusive
and at any rate unimportant, in view of the
triumphant proof which would be given of
the genuineness of the letters in which Mr.
Parnell incited to murder and sympathized
with assassins, are absolutely dazed by the
the witness box to-day. Pigott alone knows
whence the letters were obtained, and the
sole evidence of their authenticity must
rest urjon this man's word and the liber
ally fed opinion of a single expert in
The admissions made to-day by Solicitor
Soames and Manager MacDonald, of the
Times, have been in truth amazing. They
have made clear as day the fact long sus
pected, that the publication of the famous
fac simile was deliberately fixed for the day,
upon the evening of which the vote was
taken in the House of Commons on the sec
ond reading of Balfour's infamous coercion
bill, with the object of influencing the
wavering Liberal members, and that the
only guarantee the Times then possessed
that the letter was genuine was the vague
assertion made by one 'Houston, a lad of the
matnre age of 22 years, formerly a junior
reporter on a Dublin Tory newspaper, and
at that moment the Secretary of an Orange
landlord anti-Nationalists' society, known
as the Irish Legal and Patriotic Associa
tion. But the vile plot succeeded, Balfour se
cured his majority,- and thereafter the rimes,
fearing an action for libel or a summons to
appear at the bar oi the House, as would
have been the case had these calumnies
been'directel Against the..meanest English
member, commenced to fish for evidence to
bolster up their case. In this business
Houston seems toiave been indispensable,
and it is already as clear as day that he has
made a very good thing out of it. His
cross-examination will doubtless be almost
as interesting as that 6v Pigott and possi
bly as diverting as that of Solicitor Soames
and Manager MacDonald.
A GAUZY SXOET.
To-day one of the most delightful touches
in Soames' evidence was the insinuation
that Henry Labouchere, the Radical mem
ber for Northampton, a successful newspaper
proprietor and journalist, and a shrewd
man of the world, had incited to felony by
offering Pigott $1,000 to swear he forged
the Parnell letters. How ManagerMacDon
ald proved himself an ass and gave away
his employer's case, your report, which fol
lows, will amply prove.
Mr. Soames, in his cross-examination,
denied that Pigott and the Leagne clerk he
interviewed in Ireland had a grievance
against Mr. Parnell. Pigott had made a
declaration that Solicitor Lewis had of
fered him 1,000 if he would swear that he
had forged the letter said to have been writ
ten by Mr. Parnell. The witness had
Pigott watched, and traced him into the
company of Mr. Labonchere. He paid
Houston, Secretary of Irish Loyal and
Patriotic Union, altogether 3,000.
Mr. Soames said Pigott told him of in
terviews he had with Solicitor Lewis and
Mr. Labonchere. The latter sent Pigott
several 10 notes. One of these notes was
forwarded to Ireland and there redirected
to London. Witness produced a copy of
the letter which accompanied it It had
never occurred to witness to ask Pigott how
he had acquired the letters. Neither had
he asked Houston. Pigott showed witness
a letter from Solicitor Lewis accusing him
(Pigott) ot having admitted that he forged
the ietters and his reply; whereupon wit
ness required that the statutory declaration
be made, in which Pigott detailed all the
communications between himself and So
licitor Lewis, including the offer of 1,000
by Mr. Lewis, on behalf of Mr. Labouchere,
if he would swear that he had forged the
The statement caused a sensation in the
SIMPLY A PLANT.
A man calling himself Wilson wrote to
the witness offering to give information. He
recognized the writing as that of a man
named O'Brien, who was an emissary from
Egan to Labouchere. The offer to furnish
information was simply "a plant" After
that he had O'Brien watched at Mr. L'a
bouchere's instance. O'Brien was sent to
Dublin to see Pigott In Dublin O'Brien
assumed the name of Sinclair. The men
following O'Brien traced him to Labou
chere's and Pigott's houses and then traced
Pigott, Solicitor Lewis and Mr. Pamell to
Mr. Labouchere's residence.
The witness knew O'Brien as a man who
was known in America as Robertson. It
was "Robertson" who deluded Detective
Closer with letters which had been admitted
to be forgeries. Kirby"was paid 250 to go
to America and procure from Sheridan the
original Parnell letter, a fac simile of which
was published in the Times. Mr. Hurlbut
saw this letter.
Mr. Soames was re-examined by Sir R.
D. Webster. He said there was no bargain
whatever with the Times to purchase let
ters. If the Parnell letters were forgeries
then the writing -of the others signed with
the names of Egan, Campbell. Davitt and
O'Kelly of Tvrone, must have been forged.
The bodies of" the six disputed Parnell let
ters were in the writing of Campbell.
Mr. Willacott, an employe of the Central
yews deposed that in an interview with
Mr. Parnell on the appearance of the fao
simile letter in 1887 Mr. Parnell called the
letter an impudent'forgery.
Mr. Macdonald, manager of the Times,
deposed that in October, 1888, he got five
Parnell and six Egan letters. He stipu
lated, that their authenticity must be tested
before the "payment .of the price which
Houston said he gave for them. When the
other letters those of O'Kelly and Davitt
were tested he paid -Houston 1.780, the
exact sum represented si expended in gain
ing possession of the letters, Houston de
clining personal remuneration.
Upon crossxaminatlon the witness said
he sever asked, bow Houston got the letters.
He had asked about the difference in the
writing in the body of the letters and in.the
signature, and Houston1 replied that it was
a practice of .the leaders of the movement
that one wrote. the letter, another signed it
and a third person addressed the envelope.
Witness afterward ascertained from other
sources that this Was an actual tiractice.
and that some Of the.letters were purposely
leit unaatea. Air. iigan wrote whole letters
himself. The bodies of the Parnell letters
were all more or less written in a disguised
hand, except In One letter dated Kilinain
bam. ' The writing in the body of the fac
simile letter is disguised, but the signature
of Parnell is not Witness never heard
that the letters were offered to other papers,
but had heard that the documents had been
offered to Lord Hartington before they were
offered to the Times. Houston produced no
voucher for the sums .paid. Six months
were occupied in. inquiring if the documents
were bona fide. Witness was convinced that
the letters were genuine, and he thought
that before the second reading of the Crimes
Lbill would be a fitting time to show to thfe
country the character of the men making
themselves prominent in Irish affairs. The
Commission at this point adjourned.
Mrs. Church Relates Voxr She Came to
Know. Marrlaeo Was a Failure
She Was Bloch Astonished at
Her Ilnsband's Queer
rEFECIAL TU.XCBAX TO THE DISPATCH.1
Columbus, O., February 15. Mrs.
Church, the plaintiff in the celebrated di
vorce case, was on the stand this afternoon,
which occasioned unusual, interest in the
proceedings and called out another large
audience of ladles; 'Several additional wit
nesses were examined,during the forenoon
as to the character and disposition.of Mrs.
Church, and the. plaintiff occupied all the
afternoon and her examination will be re-
' sumed Monday morning. She gave a de
tailed history of their married life from the
time of the' wedding, and itwas a story of
domestic discord which is seldom heard.
The principal point developed by Mrs.
Church's testimony was the impecunious
condition in which she found Colonel Church
at the time of their marriage, he being in
debt, about $1,000 and worth nothing, and
also he had his mother to support She
learned this by a consultation which they
had as to' the future, and she at once began
to economize, in order that they might
gather some property, but she found later
that Mr. Church was much more in debt
than he had stated to her, and that he was
a poor manager, and continually getting in
debt deeper; that he'secured in the neigh
borhood of 53,000 by a trade in a car coupler
in which he had an interest, but he could
never account for the money; that she had
frequently given him money, and that he
had failed to account, for 30 which had
been left to their child, to be held by him in
trust for her till it was 16.
On the matter of Colonel Church's inti
macy with the domestic, Teresa, Mrs.
Church gave some very pointed information,
and said that' she had frequently suspected
their relations from what she heard, though
she had never seen anything herself of a
definite character. Qn this point she ex
pressed surprise that a man of tbe.professed
attainments and social standing he had
'should become smitten with" his own cook,
under the roof whefe-hisVlifc lived. .'She
also gave the' canters oftt letter .Uch
'Colonel (jKurcli had written her on one oc
casion as lie was leaving" the city, in" which
Tie vilified her in a scandalous manner.
MAKE ROOM FOR JOHN JARRETT.
Canned Goods Mnmifactnrcrs Want No Duty
on Tin Plate,
Chicago, February 15. At the meeting
of the Canned Goods Association to-day
William Boulter, ex-President of the
Canadian packers, made a speech attracting
particular attention. He wanted free tin
plate, but he did not mean by that that he
was in any sense in favor of free trade.
After a great deal of discussion on tinplate
and the tariff it was decided that the Chair
man shonld select a Committee of Three, re
porting at to-morrow's meeting, who are to
go to Washington and do what they can
with the Congressional Committee having
in charge the tariff bill to get the tariff on
This is to apply also to cases exported and
to all food products encased in tin and in
tended for home consumption. The argu
ment presented in favor of this was the
statement that no tinplate was manufac
tured in this country, and of that imported
87 percent was used in the manufacture of
tin cans. The committee having under
consideration the question of 'over-production,
reported that they could devise no
adequate'means of relief and a resolution
was adopted that the association in no way
restricted this year's pack.
A HOBEIBLE CONFI&SION.
The Woman Arrested at Charleston Owns
Up to the Crime.
rSPXCIAL TBLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Chableston, W. Va., February 15.
.Last evening William K. Gevens was ar
rested on a charge of being one of the par
ties to the murder of Simon and Mrs. Rachel
Wallace and the burning of the storeroom
of Wallace & Kelly, on the night of August
16. Minnie Ford, alias Bodley, who was
arrested on Wednesday, has made a full
confession, which has been reduced to writ
ing and is now in the hands of the prosecut
He refuses to make her statement public,
but says there is no doubt that he will be
able to secure the conviction of the entire
party of five who are now in jail.
A YEEI SELECT GATHERING.
Twenty-Nine of McAllister's 400 Greet
"ftlinlster Phelps nt the Vandcrbllta'.
(SPECIAL TELEURAM TO THB DISPATOH.
New Yoke, February 15. Mr. and
Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt gave a dinner
party to-night in honor of Edward J.
Phelps, Minister to England, and Mrs.
Phelps There were only 29 guests, and
among them were Mr. and Mrs. Levi P.
Morton, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Depew, Mr.
and Mrs. A. S. Hewitt, Mr. William Astor,
Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jtfr.
Ward McAllister, Mr. H. Van Eenssaeler,
Mrs. Elevens, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Coster
and Mi. and Mrs. Bailey.
SMALLPOX AT COLUMBUS.
The Discovery Creates n Panic at lb e Buck
tSPECtAI. TELBOKA3J TO MI DISPATCH. 1
. Columbus, February 15. A case of
smallpox was discovered in a block on thfe
principal street of the city to-day. The vic
tim is a widow. The State Board and local
Board of Health at once removed her to the
pesthouse, with the nurse, a girl who lived
The physicians say the varioloid is not
thoroughly developed, yet, but have no
doubt.of its genuine character. The citi
zens are panicky over the discovery.
SflRnSIS' SPP.RFT.Q oivm to
lo-morrotd'a Dispatch by a bright young lady
icho penetrated the sacred precinct of this fa
mous woman's club. Readers should remember
thatthiiU the Arstreport of a meettna of the
' 16, 1889.
Tho Members of the Departing Cabi
net Assert That This Was a
TRULY MODEL ADMINISTRATION.
Departments Are Purified, Business Meth
ods Practiced and
OUR RIGHTS ABROAD MAINTAINED.
Cleveland Is the' Great and Only Leader of the
Following the example of their chief, the
members of Cleveland's Cabinet have ex
pressed their views on' the work of the ad
ministration. According to their ideas the
civil service has been purified -and favorit
ism abolished. The foundation for a new
navy has been made. Cleveland has united
the Democratic party on tarifl"reform,which
is to be the issue of the future.
Baltimore, February 15. The Sun
will to-morrow publish a review of Presi
dent Cleveland's administration, obtained
from a series of interviews with members of
his Cabinet. ,It fs mainly as follows:
So perfect has been the harmony between
the President and the members of his Cabi
net that the absence of friction has given
rise to the impression among some of those
who are familiar with Mr. Cleveland's posi
'tiveness of character and his firm and de
cided views upon every subject he has
studied, that his rugged personality has
dwarfed the various members of his official
family, and reduced them to the condition
of mere agents of his individual will aud
A very slight personal acquaintance with
the several heads of the departments, and
themost casual observation of their relations
to the President will serve to convince any
one not blinded by prejudice that this theory
is untenable. Mr.- Cleveland' has not been
content to let the various departments drift
along in practical isolation from the Chief
iie -watched them.
Animated by a high sense of his responsi
bility to the people, he has-kept himself
fully informed as to what was going on in
every branch of the executive administra
tion, and has undoubtedly impressed his.in
dividuality upon all the departments. At
the same time he has refrained from all un
necessary interference with this or that
branch of the service, and has given the in
dividual members of his' administration free
scope for the exercise of their abilities and
The true secret of the absence of jeal
ousies and dissensions, and of efforts to ad
vance mere individual interests or preten
sions among the Cabinet officers, is to be
found in the fact that one and all have been
actuated by the spirit which has dominated
Mr. Cleveland's course: that of subordina
ting personal considerations to the desire to:
give . the country an administration- of
highest grade. A prominent leader of the
Democratio partyt and a warm admirer of
Mr. Cleveland, said to the writer to-day:
I 'have' .had. opportunities of observing Mr.
Cleveland, under a great variety of circum
stances since he became President and I have
yet to see the slightest indication of a desire to
promote his personal interests. The American
people ought to be Informed that in the opinion
of those best qualified to judge, he has been
actuated from first to last by a high patriotic
sense of duty. The same thing may be said of
every member of his Cabinet
On the other hand it is not to be inferred
that the President has at any tune lost sight
of the fact that he was elevated to his pres
ent position by Democratic votes. While
he has endeavored to be President of the
whole people, he has been mindful all along
that this is a government of parties, and
that the Democracy in electing him to the
Presidency made him the official represen
tative before the country of its principles
and its purposes.,
In forcing upon the attention of the coun
try the issue of tax reduction his zeal for the
public welfare went hand in hand with his
desire to secure for the Democratio party
the credit of effecting this great reform. It
may be assumed that his object was to give
the party some higher motive than the
mere greed for Office into which it seemed to
THE PAEXI'S LEADER.
It has been said that there has been no
party leadership under the present admin
istration, but leaving out of the account the
bold and agressive course of Mr. Cleveland
with reference to the tariff, it must be con
ceded in view of the sudden . solidification
of widely divergent elements as demon
strated in the renomination of Mr. Cleve
land by acclamation, and the almost unani
mous passing of the Mills bill in the face of
the open revolt of. the Bandall faction, the
discontent evinced because of the civil
service policy and the disappointment of
thousands of office-seekers, that there was
With a record of administrative capacity
and honesty to which it may point with
pride, the Democracy at the close of Mr.
Cleveland's tenure of office finds itself the
representative before the people of adminis
trative economy, of determined opposition
to sectionalism and encroachment upon the
autonomy of individual States, and of dis
crimination in favor of any race or class at
the expense of the people as a whole, and
the declared and recognized champion of
the toiling masses as against the steady
march of corporate and.monopolistic greed.
A PUEIPIED AEMT.
It has purified the army, replacing favor
itism with justice and fair dealing to all,
in the face of the most insidious and per
sistent attempts to perpetuate the scandal
ous methods oi former regimes. It has ren
dered a similar service for the navy, and has
made substantial progress in the face of
enormous difficulties in the work of sup
plying our sailors with serviceable ships
Its management of the fiscal affairs of the
country has been singularly able and con
servative, and whatever the critics may as
sert, it has maintained, the dignity of the
country at borne and abroad. Could a party
be in a'betteror stronger -position? If it ad
heres to the lines laid down and consistently
followed by this administration, is not its
restoration to official tenure merely n ques
tion of time?
"The people will only begin to appreciate
what the Cleveland administration has done
for the country," said a gentleman high in
the councils of the Democratic party, "after
it has gone out of office and they realize the
differences. To the South especially it has
been a benedictionJn securing freedom from
the irritating and. disturbing interferences
which the country repudiated years ago.
AN OLD LANDMARK GONE.
Barnlng-ot the Old Ingle Hotel In Pike, N.
T. Two Domestics Perish.
tSPECTAL TILKOKAM TO THS DISr ATCH.
Waesaw, N. Y., February 15. The old
Eagle Hotel, a landmark at Pike, Wy
oming county", burned this morning. Jen
nie Mack, a domestic, and her niece Pearl
failed to escape. A ladder was put up to
their window only to find the room all in
Ihe-Browhson block, adjoining, was also
consumed. Total loss $8,000, well insured.
DUDLEY NOT CLEA1ED,
But the Grand Jnry Is Dismissed Without
an Indictment Belnar Fonnd Asalnst
Bim Over 100 Republi
f SrxCIAI. TXLEOBAM TO TOE DISrATCH. J
INDIAN APOLIS, February 15. The
United States grand jury came into court
for what will undoubtedly be the last time,
to-day, and presenting three additional in
dictments, reported that it had no further
business before it Judge Woods thereupon
dismissed it with the thanks of the court,
adding a saving clause to the effect that if
occasion for its services again arose before
May, when the next jury is drawn, the
members would be notified to como together
again. This was in accordance with the de
sire of the prosecuting1 officials, who are still
hopeful that something will turn up that
will enable them to get an indictment
The jury has been ,in session since the
middle of. December, and has brought in
169 indictments, after examining about
1,000 witnesses. All but a half dozen of the
indictments were for violations of the elec
tion law, and it is alleged that without a
single exception, the men indicted are Be
pnblicans. A hundred or so arrests have
already been made upon these indictments,
aqd the only man of more than ordinary
note brought in has been J. S. Capenter,
elected from the Shelbyvilie district and
unseated by the Democratic majority of the
Senate on charges of open- and notorious
bribery. The great majority of the prison
ers thus far brought in are men of little or
no prominence in their own communities,
who have voted illegally or who have sworn
in illegal votes.
The prosecuting officers at present are'
Solomon Claypool, who has been appointed
ad interim, pending his confirmation as suc
cessor to Sellers, resigned, and Leon O.
Bailey, who has been Assistant District At
torney for several years, and who has had
almost entire charge of the election cases.
He has 'announced that he intends to resign
upon the 4th ot March, and it is said that
Mi. Claypool will do the same thing. The
Bepublicans allege that this is a scheme to
throw upon the Bepublican successor the
burden of prosecuting the election cases
against members of their own party. Then
if there is a failure to convict inmost of the
cases the Democrats will claim that the Be
publicans have conspired to defeat thel'ring
mg to justice of the offenders. Local Be
publicans are in favor of the retention in of
fice of the present prosecuting officers until
the election cases are disposed of, and are
urging General Harrison to withholdthe
appointment of their successors until those
cases are finished.
MURDER OF A JAPANESE MINISTER
He Was Killed the Dar the Constitution
f FPECIAL TILEGIlAJt TO THE DISPATCH. 1
San Francisco, February 15. A
private cablegram has been received from
Tokio, announcing the assassination there
of Viscount Arinori Mori, Minister of Edu
cation. He was known in this country.having
been Minister from Japan at Washington
about 1680. Connt Mori was one of the
most enlightened of Japanese statesmen.
His death is considered a great loss to the
progressive party in Japan. The cablegram
gives only meager details of the crime.
He was stabbed on thellth instant, the day
of the promulgation of the new constitu
tion. The assassin was a religions fanatic,
and the crime is considered to have no po
litical significance. His wounds were pro
nounced, mortal, but he lingered sometime
in 'great agony.- He was tatj excellent. En-,
glish, .sdjolaf, and two tblnmesTthat 'he
wrote in English,-"Japanese in.' America"
and "Itesources of America" arc of value.
It is noted as a peculiar fact that political
changes an Japan have been marked by
events of this character, and apparently
have always been directed against avowed
champions of progressive government. In
1874 Count Iwakura was stabbed, but not
mortally wounded. Later, Okubo, once the
Japanese minister to this country, was as
sassinated. JUTE BAGGING PLATED OUT.
The Pine Needle Substitute Shuts Up the
Jute Mills Indefinitely.
. SrECIAL TILZGHA1I TO THE DISFATCB.l
Salem, Mass., February 15. Nevins
jute bagging mills have shut down for an
indefinite period, andjt is doubtful if they
start up again. The ships chartered tocome
to Salem with cargoes of jute this spring
will be turned to New York by the Boston
and New York pilots, who have been in
structed to notify their commanders to make
New York instead of Salem. The pine
needle industry, it is said, is seriously cut
ting into the jute bagging manufacture.
By a newly patented process it is stated
that nine needles can be prepared and spun
in the same way as jute, making a stronger
bagging at a much less cost In the process
an oil is obtained from, the pine needles
which brings a good price.
MURDERED HIS UNCLE.
A Prominent Virginia Politician Shoots n.
Richmond, February 15. Information
has been received here of a tragedy which
occurred last night at Gloucester Court
House. George Hughes was shot, while
asleep, by his nephew, Josiah F. Boss, and
instantly killed. Hughes was a wealthy
Irishman, who settled at Gloucester 15 or 20
Boss is a prominent Bepublican politician,
and once represented the county in the
Legislature. The cause of the deed is
shrouded in mystery. Boss confesses to the
shooting, but is silent as to its cause. Both
men were formerly of New York.
TROUBLE FOR THE RED MEN.
An Alleged Discovery of Gold la the Indian
Gainesville, Tjx, February 15. Ex
citement is mnninz high at Pnrcell, Ind.
T., over the recent discovery of a number of
old placer mines'two miles east of Pnrcell,
in the Choctaw Nation, among the hills
along the South Canadian river. These
mines had been worked in past ages, as
shown by various evidences.
Miners went to work yesterday, and after
a few hours' labor succeeded in making
some valuable discoveries, and by night had
taken out a large amount of gold.
CALLED WHILE ON DUTL
A Pbvslcinn Dies us He Is Feeling the Poise
of a Pat leaf.
rSFECIAI. TELEOKAM TO THZ DIBPATCH.l
Boston, February 15. Dr. J. B. Taylor,
of East Cambridge, died at the bedside of a
patient to-day. He was apparently in the
best of health when he entered the house,
but while feeling of the patient's pulse he
fell dead upon the bed.
Deceased was for years the surgeon and
attending, physician at the Middlesex
CLEVELAND TO BE CALLED
To Testify In the Cnso of the Pan Electric
Company Against Garland.
Washington, February 15. The Star
to-night says that the complainant, Dr.
Eogers,-in the Pan Electric case of Eogers
against Garland, intends to summon Presi
dent Cleveland, after the 4th of March, to
testifyas to statements In regard to the Pan
Electric Company alleged to have been
made to the President by Mr- Garland;
Casey Young, Senator Harris and others.
General Harrison' &, ned to Re
store the -Stars v ipes to
THE SHIPPING OP THE WOULD.
No Definite Response is Elicited From the
AN ANTI-MONOPOLIST ALSO VISITS HDL
The Kind of CItII Serrice Eefonn He Befleies In is the
General Harrison is asked by the Ameri
can Shipping and Industrial League tore
store the American flag to the shipping of
the world. He listens to the delegation pa
tiently, and says nothing committaL An
anti-monopolist calls on the President-elect
He also secures nothing tangible in the way
of a promise. It is said that Tom Piatt
wouldn't go into the Cabinet if asked, as he
and the President-elect differ on a vital
'matter the latter declaring he will not let
any appointments go out of his hands.
rSPECIAL. TXLXOBAU TO THZ DISPATCH.1
Indianapolis, February 15. General
Harrison was to-day formally petitioned to
restore the American flag to the shipping of
the world. The petition was presented by
a committee from the American Shipping
and Industrial League, an organization
made' up of men who hope to get the jof of
building the ships and pocketing the subsi
dies by which the aforesaid flag is to be
mada to wave once more over the oceans.
Andrew Wheeler, who has large commer
cial interests in Philadelphia; George A.
Kelly, who represents Pittsburg and its
iron for ships, and ex-Congressman H. D.
Money, formerly from Mississippi and now
a lawyer at Washington, were, the only
members .of the committee that reported for
duty. Ambrose Snow and William H.
Webb, of New York, and several other
business men from other parts of the coun
try were included in the committee, which
was appointed at the recent annual meeting
of the league at Washington.but they didn't
The committee had a long set of resolu
tions which it took up to General Harrison
this afternoon and unloaded upon the library
table, which has since November creaked
daily beneath its load of similar documents.
The gist ot the resolutions was as follows:
CBEED OF THE LEAGUE.
The commerce of the United States should
be largely with Central and South America,
the West Indies and Australia. From these
countries the United States is practically ex
cluded because of the lack of shipping facilities;
again, since the nation which furnishes the
ships virtually controls the commerce, if the
United States will become a great commercial
nation American products must be carried
abroad In American ships; further, the decay of
American Commerce has injured all industries
by taking the immense freights, which are al
ways cash, out of the country. In view of
thcsQ' important considerations, the leagne
resolved that a merchant marine is absolutely
essential to the maritime interests'ol the na
tion;' that the present wonderful industrial d
velopment of) the' South, added to that ot the
North, will soon enable the United States to'
compete With the world; that Cdngress'be
urgrd to adopt measures for building up the
' marine; that a-tonnage bill will aid in that de
velopment; that coast defenses and an efficient
navy are necessary to the proper defense and
security of commercial Interests; that prudent
measures for the improvement of rivers and
harbors shonld be taken without delay; that
the mail to foreign ports shonld be carried in
American ships, both to insure speed and effi
ciency and for the purpose of carrying the flag
to every part of the world, and so arousing and
compelling respect among foreign nations; and
lastly, that the naval reserve bill, now before
Congress, is indorsed by the league.
The committee came away expressing
very much pleasure with the manner in
which it had been received, but admitted
that General Harrison's remarks upon the
subject as to which they had come to talk
with him had been exceedingly meager.
John F. Henry, of New York, also called
upon the President-elect to-day. Mr.
Henry's specialty is not shipping, but
anti-monopoly. He is one of Mr. Thurber's
associates in upholding the "down-with-monopoly"
flag wherever there is a chance
to get it waving. He had a short conversa
tion with General Harrison, and says that
no positive peomises,
but that he is encouraged to hope great
things from the next administration for tho
opponents of monopoly.
A more significant caller was Lucius B.
Swift, President of the Indiana Civil Service
Beform Association, who spent some time
with tne President-elect, 'mere is no
longer any doubt that General Harri
son is coming out strong for civil service
reform, after the Chinese method, in his in
It is believed here that all Cabinet propo
sitions sent out by General Harrison were
accompanied by information that General
Harrison proposed to keep the matter of ap
pointments entirely in his own charge, and
it is supposed that it was to this fact that
Mr. Piatt referred in a recent interview
when he said, as reported, that he did not
think that he cares to go into the Cabinet
after all, becanse he and General Harrison
didn't agree upon some matters of public ,
polioy. It was from Mr. Blaine that Mr.
Piatt probably got that information, at the
recent conference between the two at Wash
ington, for it was just after that conference
that he made the remark quoted.
The Southern delegates to-day have been
W. A Murray, the Tennessee member of
the Bepublican National Committee; the
Bev. E. W. Thompson, a Presbyterian min
ister of Lebanon, Ky., and Dr. J. J. Mott,
of North Carolina. They all wanted to
talk Southern politics with the President
elect, and did so to the extent of about tea
minutes altogether. General Harrison has
got to cutting off very quickly conversations
about subjects that make him tired.
THIS MAI BE KENKA'S DAT.
Bis Friends Assert That Carr Will Now
Vote for Blm.
rsrxcux, txuobax to thx dispatch.:
Chableston, W. Va., February 15.
To-day's session of the joint assembly was
an interesting one, Carr and Kirk, two of
the Union Labor members casting their
votes for Nathan Goff and Harr, the other
Laborite, voting for Kenna. As hereto
fore the Bepublican vote was cast solidly
for Goff, the Democrats all voting for
Kenna with the exception of Dorr, who in
both ballots voted for W. T. Ice. The re
sult of the ballot was: Goff 42, Kenna 42,
Ice 1; necessary to a choice, 43.
It is asserted by Kenna's friends that
Carr to-mOrrow will vote for Kenna, and
thus secure his election. In explaining his
vote to-day, he said, that hereafter his vote
would be cast toward the end of securing an
election, consequently this position bears
the color of probability.
Secretary Falrcblld's Father Dead.
TJtica, N. Y., February 15. Hon. Sid
ney T. Falrchild, father of the Secretary of
the Treasury, died at hisjhome in Cazenovia
TUC UTART and it functions is the
I lib ntLAn I .title of an interettina
paper furnished to-morrovfs Dispatch by Dr.
jlammond, the celebrated Jfew Xork phy
sician.. The jJo&or tail contrunae a serves of
papers for the Sunday issue of Tun Dispatch,
which all in natch of health should watch far.