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General Harrison Calls a Halt on
" the Sentimental Grandpa
. Bible Business,
HE'S QUITE SUPERSTITIOUS,
AnidDoesn't Want the Paral
lel Brawn Out' Too Far
or Too Fine.
SBEGEDENT IS PEESERYED
President-Elect Calling on Presi-
dent and, Later in the
Day, Vice Versa.
IGLAEKSON WANTS A CABINET JOB.
itPalmer is Dumped to Avoid a Bed Hot Fac-
uonai rigm in uicDig nui-
ITHE INAUGURAL ADDRESS IS EEADT
"The Harrisons Spend a Bay Outdoors, In
Spite of Bad Weather The President
Elect Objects to Being Sworn In on His
Grandfather's Bible A Story of the Ad
ministration and a Weekly Newspaper
Secretary Ilalford a Happy Man First
Official Acts of thoTfew President White
Honse Servants Fired Out Gorgeous
Badges for Messrs. Harrison and Dior
ton. General Harrison is very tender aboutone
point he hates to be compared -with his
grandfather. This, it is alleged, is due to
superstition more than to anything else.
The President-elect has completed his in
augural address, and it will not be as long
as it might. Yesterday was spent by the
Harrison family out doors as much as possi
ble. To-day they will go to some church just
which one they declined to say. President
end President-elect went through the usual
formality of making calls yesterday. Very
few Cabinets were made during the day.
TTB051 A STAJT CORUESrONDEXT.l
Washington; March 2. It turns out
that the next President is a very super
stitious man upon one point. He is worried
about the fats of Old Tippecanoe; bis grand
father, who ruled only one month in the
"White House. This trait of bis character
betrays itself continually. Nothing
throughout the campaign disturbed
him so much as the efforts of the
enthusiasts to compare him to his grand
father, or to invent examples of his likeness
to his stem and soldierly ancestor. It was
bard work, forUenjamin Harrison is a Bus
Eell, rather more than he is a Harrison, just
as Bobert Lincoln represents his mother's
rather than his father's family, but still the
Republicans kept dragging up reminis
cences of Old Tippecanoe to show how much
the later Harrison was like him.
The latest instance of the next President's
feeling is said to have occurred when some
body proposed that he be sworn in on the
Bible that was used at William Henry Har
, rison's inauguration.
Tired of His Grandfather's lint.
"Oh," said Benjamin Harrison, "don't
let's have any more of the Grandfather's
hat business than we can help."
In the oral-sided room in the White
House in which is the Prcsidental desk,
and in which President after President has
done his work, there are many pictures of
the great executives of the past. They are
all in oil. There Is James Madison,
'hnd John Adams, and Thomas Jefferson,
and two or three others. One of the
. others is thatjof William Henry Harrison,
and strangely enough, it is exactly in front
of the desk presented by the Queen of Ecg
" land, at which Presidents Arthur and
" Cleveland have sat. It also faces Garfield
and Grant and Xincoln.
, Whenever any of these Presidents have
cast their eyes upward, theyhave met the
" fixed gaze of that sharp-faced executive
whote fate was the first of the White House
tragedies. There it bangs, and from that
place it will rivet its eyes upon the grand
Eon of the man it represents, when he sits
down at that great desk on Monday after
noon. " . Superstition Spoils Sentiment.
This would have seemed worth a pleasant
note of comment but for the next President's
dread of Old Tippecanoe's unconscious and
, involuntary example.
. -tTicre is little other White House news
to-day. Benjamin Harrison drove over
from the Arlington to the White House in
the morning, to pay the usual perfunctory
call, rendered really unnecessary by Grover
Cleveland's friendly hospitality, some
days ago. He was accompanied by Bnssell
Harrison, Elijah Hal ford and General Brit
ton, the latter acting as guard, and being
.'the. man who is responsible for Mr.
Harrison's entrance to the city by
way -of the disorderly quarter of the
town. In the afternoon President Cleveland
and General John M. Wilson, the army
officer in charge of the White House and
public property, returned the call in a car
riage. The rest of the White House bulfe
tinwould be microscopic, but that it is
White HouEe news.
, " President Cleveland is having legislation
piled in on him at the rate of a hundred
bills a day, and the Congressmen interested
in the bills are almost .getting iuto the win
dows to have them signed.
An Entirely Itsposslbfo Act.
Ai Congress will make the 2d of March
a continuous' day until noon of the 4th, one
tjnayfajjcy.what Mr. Cleveland will have to
.do, especially when it is known thatwhat-
, ever bill he does not sign dies for that rea-
jwn.,It may be that Congress never sat so
lions' before on such an occasion.
. t, JXks'f midwt 1mm pfeed up and shipped j
the chair he bought and has sat in four
years. ' Benjamin Harrison has sent wo'rd
to the White House discharging the Irish
housekeeper and the colored steward. An
Indianapolis man will take the steward's
place on Monday noon. These are the next
President's first official acts.
Colonel Xiamont was taken ill and kept
his bed on Friday, but was "on duty again
to-day. He will go to New York on next
Wednesday. The President may not leave
Secretary Fairchild's house until a day
later. Mrs. Cleveland spent an absolutely
quiet day to-day. Mrs. Harrison was
forced to do likewise. She was indisposed
and spent the day lying down.
The Cabinet construction formed the main
subject Qf interest again. There is still one
man lacking, and consequently General
Harrison's tribulations are still upon him.
Benjamin Franklin Tracy exhibits
his success in his kindly and yet usual
ly sad face, which has not lighted up all
day like that of a girl who has just got her
first diamonds." He came here to say thank
you for the Attorney Generalship, but has
had the Navy portfolio thrust upon him,
for that point is settled.
Clarkson in the Damps.
' But while he has been in the office of the
Arlington beaming on everybody, there has
sat upstairs a disappointed, moody man as
sore and sensitive as a baby with the rash.
He is John S. Clarkson, of Iowa, who wants
to be the eighth and last appointee, the
next seed distributor for the Government.
He feels a little worse than uncertain. In
his innermost soul he fears that President
Harrison's Cabinet will loot like this in
the sun when it is officially announced.
Secretary of Slate Jahes G. Blaine
Secretary of Vie Treasury. .William "Win dosi
Secretary of War. Rxd FIELD PEOCTOK
Secretary of the Navy B. F. Tract
Secretary or the interior... ..John W. Noble
Postmaster General John Wanamakeb
Secretary of Agriculture Iebe Rusk
Attorney General. W. H. H. Miller
Palmer, of Michigan, about whom there
was such excitement yesterday, was dropped
like a hot potato simply because of the ex
citement. Alger has been refused the new
department because of geographical rea
sons, as Harrison has explained to him.
When Palmer came up with such a rush
General Alger flew for Washington to ask
General Harrison what had changed the
geography of Michigan. Stockbridge was
on the ground and was making it hot
against Palmer. He told General Harrison
that the appointment would disrupt the
party in Michigan.
Why He Dumped Palmer.
Thus Harrison came to see just such an
other State affairdevelopJinMichigan as had
made New York so difficult to handle. So
Harrison damped Palmer, and it is
only fair to Palmer to say that he
did not mind it much and, had not cared
greatly for any place in the Cabinet. With
that the rivalry shifted to Busk, of Wiscon
sin, and Clarkson, of Iowa, with Quay and
a good part of the National Committee and
the politicians generally favoring Clarkson.
Wehave explained before this thatBusk is a
great favorite with Harrison. There the
Warner Miller left New York on Friday
before the news of General Tiacy's appoint
ment was publicly known. He landed here
just as Tracy accepted the navy portfolio. It
made him look -4, little cheap. He .said
that he wrote to Harrison two months ago
that'he would not accept any place in the
Cabinet. The letter has never beemnade
public. He is said to have remarked
that Tracy's appointment suits him.
Bnssell Harrison took him by the
arm at noon to-day and led
him up to see the President-elect What
be said further than is apparent from the
above may be guessed by the- fact that his
man Friday, Mr. John W. "Vrooman, com
pares Piatt and Miller to two giants who
have been fighting until both are covered
with mud. "Now," says the able John,
"the best thing for the giants to do is to
take a Turkish bath and cleanse themselves
and shake hands and work together here
after." The trouble with this parable is
that it assumes that Warner Miller has
some say in the matter, whereas the fact is
that Mr. Piatt has beaten him cleanly and
fairly and outright.
THE CRISIS OYER.
President-Elect Calls on President, and tho
World Still Wags--Details of a Sol
emn and Ceremonious Event.
The danger of a cataclysm has been
averted. The crisis is over. President
elect Harrison has officially renewed to
President Cleveland the assurances of bis
distinguished consideration, and President
Cleveland has fulfilled the demands that
official etiquette compels him to return the
assurances as officially as they were made.
The world may now vrag on for another
four years. The great e vent or, rather, the
great brace of events, for impartial history
-will chronicle each as being fully as im
portant as the other took place to-day, one
in the morning and the other in the evening,
in order that there might not be an undue
strain upon either half of the day.
It was a few minutes before 11 o'clock
this morning when the solemn and impress
iye procession that was to precede the per
formance of the first of these great acts of
statecraft emerged from the Johnson House
annex of the Arlington. Elijah W. Hal
ford, Private Secretary to the President
elect, with his usual venturesome ardor,
led the way, and after him walked that
dther brave man, Bnssell Harrison."
A Henry Burden Upon Him.
General Britton, upon whose aged
shoulders rests the burden of the chairman
ship of the Washington end of the inaugura
tion, had unselfishly taken upon himself the
duty of assisting in the momentous sacrifice
of sense upon the altar of precedent, and
formed, the third division of the procession.
Xast of all, with his head bowed, in worthy
consciousness of the importance of the re
sponsible function which he was about to
perform, came General Benjamin Harrison.
The line march was from the front door to
the curb, and there the private secretary
handed into a waiting carriage first General
Harrison, then General Britton and then
Bnssell Harrison, after which he carefullv
conducted himself into the vehicle, head
last, and after gently murmuring "Let 'er
go, Gallagher," or words to that effect, to
the coachman, he slammed the door, the
lines were pulled taut, the wheels revolved
ard the world slowed up awhile in awe of
I wiiat was about to happen.
The lew oioccs to tne unite uousewere
quickly covered, and the carriage tdrawn
up before the historical portico. The pri
vate secretary dismounted as care
fully as h'e had entered, handed
out first Bnssell Harrison, then
General Britton, and then General Har
rison, slammed the door again, and after
pensively brushing a flake of mud from his
left trousers leg. followed the other three up
the great portals that yawned before them.
The Tiro Great Men Meet.
A lackeV led the big four directly to the
"Blue Parlor, and not venturing himself to
pass within, stood aside ror the others to
pass, and sang out in a tone that penetrated
the damp air as the gentio rhythm of a file
pa&etrates the ambitat atmosphere of a saw
milh'General Harrison, Eussell Harrison,
General Britton, and Mr. Halford. '
At these words a fat man emerged from
the gloom in the farther part of theTodm,
and approached the party as they entered.
The world stood still, aghast at the
possibilities of the moment. President
Cleveland, into whose form the fat parly
materialized, was all alonein the room, and
be stepped briskly forward, seizing first the
hand of the President-elect, and afterward
those of the others in turn.
. General Harrison made a little speech, to
the effect that he had come in accordance
with the demands of official etiquette to pay
his respects to the President, and President
Cleveland made an equally small speech, in
substance.th.at he was very glad indeed to
see the man who was to succeed him, and
wished him all manner of joy of his job or
words to that effect. Then the -world moved
The formal part of the affair being thus
happily over, the party indulged in a few
moments of chat about the weather and
other startling subjects, and then General
Harrison andJiis retinue withdrew, followed
to the door of the room by tho President,
each in turn getting a cordial handshake
and a smiling word of farewell from him.
General Harrison and.his party returned at
once to the Arlington, and everybody
breathed free that at least halt of the for
malities inseparable from the occasion had
been gone through with.
is Made With Real JeOersonlan Slm-
pllcltr Only One Little Interrup
tion fo the Formalities of
In the afternoon at 4:30 o'clock the White.
House team was reined up in front of the
private door to the Johnson House annex,
and a liveried and becapped footman
opened the door and assisted Presi
dent Cleveland to the siu.-v.slk, and
after him Colonel J. H. Wilson, the Super
intendent of Pnblic Grounds and Build
ings, stepped out. As was befitting the
rep resentative of a party of Jeffersonian
simplicity, this was all the retinue that
President Cleveland brought with him to
help him do the great act of saying his
official "howdy" to the man who was to be
Private Secretary Halford had been
watching at the window for five, minutes,
and soon as he saw the President's carriage
draw up, had gone to the hall door, and,
with a neighborly official disregard
of the draught that blew through
his ample gray mustache. had
awaited the approach of the President. He
grasped Mr. Cleveland by the hand, mur
mured a word of welcome and led the way
upstairs to where.in the large parlor,General
Harrison was waiting alone, much as Presi
dent Cleveland had in the morning waited
The formal words demanded for the occa
sion were said all over again backward
this time; and not without a suspicion of
twinkle in the. eyes 6f both men, as though
each thought, "What a confounded
lot of monkey business this is."
There was, as in the morning, a pleasant
exchange of commonplaces, and then the
President and Colonel Wilson, with the
private secretary before them, as when
they went up, returned down the stairs and
out into the cold, lingering on the steps tor
some moments to chat with the private
secretary before they went into the car
riage and away.
The only apparent interruption to the
severe formality of the proceedings had been
when President Cleveland entered the hall.
The Bey. Dr. Mclieod chanced to have just
come out ofthe nrivute secretary's room ai
the foot of the stairs,, and. thePjesidpat saw,
since MrClvelandhad seen the'former Buf
falo minister and. the "man who bad baptized
the' Frankie Folsom who afterward became
Mrs. Cleveland," he recognized his wife's
old pastor in moment, and, stretching out
his hand, exclaimed? "Wy, Dr. McLeod,
I'm verv glad to see yon. How do you do?"
Dr. McLeod would have made more than
a commonplace reply So the unexpected
salutation, but the relentless private secre
tary frowned upon the interruption and led
on toward the upper regions, where General
Harrison lay in wait.
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Tp ADDRESS READY.
General Hnrrhion Gives His Innug-ural a
Few Lnst Touches It Will Not Be
Too Lone Callers of the Day.
Aside from the arduous task of saving
sacred precedent from fracture, General
Harrison and all his family have had a
comparatively easy day of it. General
Harrison denied himself except to callers
who had business with him, and the ladies
received only a few personal friends or
others with whom appointments had been
About the first men who had an audience
with General Harrison were the members of
the Iowa delegation in Congress, headed by
Bepresentative Henderson, who came to
urge upon him the claims of John S. Clark
son to a Cabinet place. Very soon after
they had gone away, Mr. Clarkson himsclt
came in and was closeted with General Har
rison for some time. He went away looking
disconsolate and mad.
Senator Stockbridge was another early
caller, presumably to give an extra twist to
the spoke that he yesterday put into the
wheel of his colleague Palmer, in the mat
ter of the portfolio of the Department of
The most showy callers of the dav were
Governor Foraker and his staff. William
Walter Phelps, Garret A. Hobart and ex
Senator Sewell, of New Jersey, were other
of the mormc2 callers, aiid afterward
Senator Palmer came in to say a word about
himself and the Cabinet, and ex-Senator
McDonald dropped in to speak some sonnd
old Jeffersonian advice into the ear of the
What part of the day General Harrison
could get to himself he spent in revising,
for the last time, his inaugural address.
This work is now practically completed,
and to-morrow the fair copy of the
address, from which he will read,
will be made. It will be done on a
typewriter, and identical copies will be
preparedfor filing as an official record, for
the printer, and for other purposes. The
address will be put in type to-morrow night,
and copies be ready "for the Press Associa
tions on the following morning. It it under
stood that the address will be comparative
ly short, not over 6,000 words in all.
A DAI IN THE OPEN AIR.
Despite Unpleasant Weather the Harrisons
.Are Much Outdoors.
The Harrison family have put in as much
of the day as possible in the open air, and
on account of the weather, in carriages.
Mrs. Harrison was the first one out. Mrs.
Bugher, a sister of John B.' McLean,
called for her soon after breakfast, in
her carriage, and the two ladies, with yonng
Benjamin McKee and his nurse,
took a long drive about the city. Mrs.
Harrison was evidently a very unfamiliar
figure to the public here, in spite of the
circulation that her pictures have obtained
during the past few months, for almost the
only persons who recognized her were those
who had become Acquainted with her in
Soon after Mrs. Harrison's return Mrs.
Bnssell Harrison, Mrs. McKee and Mrs.
Saunders also went for a drive, and a party
of gentlemen took Bnssell Harrison oft to
drive in a coupe. .After lunch another1
carriage was ordered around and General
'Harrison took a ,ride In the place of his
,,'U- CeHWd on Sithilge.i 'S
, PETTSBURG, UNDApT,
THE ClilCKET'S SUIT?
Maggie Mifcliell, the Only Parichon'
Pines for Freedom and
HAS APPLIED 'M A DIVOfeCE
From Her Husband, H. T. Paddock, "Who
C0UBTEH HER FOE FOUHTEEN IEiES.
A Compromise is KJ;ctcd, and the Salt Will be Bit
Maggie Mitchell, whose professional work
and private reputation has. made her one of
the brightest stars in the stage firmament, i
has applied for a divorce. She, makes
serious allegations against her husband,
Henry T. Paddock, and the latter declares
he will fight back. The result of the mar
riage cannot be ascribed to undue haste, as
he patiently woed the versatile Maggie for
rsrrciAL tzleqbax to toe dispatch.!
world, indeedrto the public
as jarKe, u.cro
can hardly be a creater surmise than will
be called forth by this announcement that
Maggie Mitchell, one of the oldest, richest
and most respected of American actresses, J
has entered suit for divorce against her hus
band, Henry T. Paddock, a well-known
real estate broker of this city. Their mutual '
disaffection has virtually separated them for
ovei a year, Mr. Paddock remaining in his
office here, while his wife has continued her
Mrs. Mitchell began a suit in the Chan
cery Court at Trenton, N. J., last October,
but it was subsequently withdrawn without
publicity. A second suit was"yesterday in
stituted by her in Jersey City. She charges I
her .husband with infidelity, and a Syracuse
'woman, now married, but who was single
and a resident of Toledo at the time of the
alleged offense, is made the co-respondent.
The troublesome relations are claimed to
have occurred about five years ago in the
last-named city. Mr. Paddock was there
traveling with.the popular "Fanchon" .as
her manager. .
a bitter contest.
Mr.Paddock,'s friend's assert that he will
bitterly coutest-the case, putting in a claim
for compensation as his wife's manager. It
is likely the affair will prove one of the
most notable suits ever known among stage
Mrs. Mitchell's estate is variously esti
mated at from ?300,000to $500,000. Until
the separation her husband looked after her
property, and it is thought there are
complications growing out of that faot.
An accusation of estrangementin her love
for her husband is made against Miss
Mitchell, and members of her traveling com
pany, it is said, .will be made witnesses to
support his counter case -against her. The
pair have been practically unmated for
a year, and i
tnd about the time or 'the first &tiA
was sent to Euroue for an edoeAtiosal stay.
This fact caused comment'a thetime, but
the real reason for it did not! then come'out.
COUETED HER FOUEIEEJT TEAKS.
Henry T. Paddock and Maggie Mitchell
enjoyed a courtship longer .by far than is
vouchsafed; to the average of lovers. She
once admitted that Mr. Paddock wooed
her ardently during a period of about four
teen years. He was a young man of excel
lent prospects and good family, a native of
Cleveland, and formerly in the hat trade in
that cit7. They were married at the home
of a relative in Troy, this State, October 15,
1868, while Miss Mitchell was playing in
In the cozy "set" kitchen on the stage of
the Brooklyn Grand Opera House, one day
prior to the entry of the suit, just after the
final fall of the curtain on-"Fanchon,"
your correspondent talked jvith Miss
Mitchell. Her dislike of interviewers is
notorious and it was with difficulty that she
could be seen. Naturally upon a subject
so delicate she was at first distant in man
ner and reserved in her replies. Later,
however, when she had become reassured,
she expressed herself with pleasing frank
ness and sincerity.
WOULD PAY FOE HEK-FREEDOM.
"Up to this afternoon," she said, "I have
not actually entered a new suit. I consult
ed a few (lays ago with my lawyer, who is
also my husband's legal a'dviser, as to mf
)robable course in the matter.' I am to
lave a final interview with Mr. Paddock,
to see if some compromise cannot be ef
fected. I do not wish the trouble
and worry involved in an appeal to the
courts. Beside I utterly dislike the idea of
publicity being given to the least thing that
concerns my private life. Throughout the
long course of my professional career I have
always studiously avoided saying anything
to the newspapers relative to my home af
fairs. Yes, failing to reach such an understand
ing with Mr. Paddock as I expect and hope
for, I ill, of course, be compelled to im
mediately resort to legal measures. Pe
cuniary "considerations alone, so far as I
know, stand in the way of a settlement and
separation. I have frequently made him
fair and liberal propositions, but
Mr. Paddock is desirous ot obtaining
an amount which I consider much more
than is equitable. I am determined not to
pay it. I also understand that he puts
forth a counter claim for compensation for
managerial services afforded me for a
number of seasons. You know he directed
'my tours some years aR."
FAILED TO COMPROMISE.
The developments of yesterday afternoon
in the Jersey City Court show that Miss
Mitchell and her husband had failed to
compromise at their final meeting, and that
the suit she has so long dreaded had at last
become a matter of record.
During the first conversation Miss Mitch
ell referred to a retent big sale of her prop
erty in Harlem, which she said she bad
sold to a syndicate for 5110,000. They pro
pose to erect on the site one ot the largest
theaters in America. She will not,
however, have any interest in the
venture. Besides holding bonds an. I
stocks to the tune of six figures, she is
the possessor oT a good bit of real estate
hereabouts and owns a handsome villa at
Long Branch. The latter js in reality her
borne. It is there she has fitted up an
elegant and luxurious retreat in which she
quietly passes the major portion of her dis
engaged time. She' could with ease retire
from the stage and end her days in ease and
FOB HER CHILDREN'S SAKE.
It is hardly to be wondered at, therefore,
that she proposes to guard her treasury well
from the threatened attack of her husband.
It is not for herself alone that she has thus
piled-upher income either. She has a son
and. a daughter, to whom she is the most de
voted of mothers.
Fanchoa MariePaddock. her 10-vear-old
daughter. 'is at present' pursuing musical
studies in Germany, having been abroad
ever -since her graduations two years", ago
MARCH 3, 1889.
from Mt. Vincent convent here, where as
companions she had the two-, step-sisters of
Mary Anderson.' Fanchon's mother, it
is said, once Intended her for the
stage, and sought to have ber take
Lotta as her histrionic model; but the girl,
though companionable, pretty and bright,
lacks the volatile temperament of the stage
soubrette, and indeed seems to have no spe
cial desire for footlight fame. The son,
Henry, familiarly called "Harry," is 17,
and is now tutoring privately at a prominent
college near this city.
TO RETIRE 'RUTAfl.
The Allegheny Senator Hold to be a Source
of Trouble to the Slate Republi
can Lcnders-rHo Will Bo
Forced Out of'Palltlcs.
ISPECX1L TELEGIULK TO THE DIRIMTCIM
Philadelphia, March 2. Though
most of the politicians have gone to Wash
ington, there remain some yet to retail gos
sip. Among the things talked of
is the strained state of feel
ing between Senator Delamater, of
r Crawford, and Senator JRutan.of Allegheny,
A gentleman close to Mr. Quay says that
I gentleman is growing, very tired of the trou
ble, and that the upshot of the difficulty
will be the retirement of Senator Bntan
from the political , field. Efforts
bave been made to let him down easy. The
State Treasurership was laid at his feet: a
3the theatricaljore,,Fn mission was offered him by a
i . .iI7! gentleman who could have com
manded it. but to no purpose. He
has also been offered goodly slices of the
fattest political pickings going, but none of
them have' availed to render nim more in
clined to restore to the camp of the
Bepublican leaders the harmony need
ful to make it a thoroughly happy
family. The result will be sisastrousto the
.Allegheny Senator. It is felt where' such
T feelings have force that everything that
could in fairness be Bone has already been
uone to placate him.
The next thing and only remaining thing
on the programme is to gradually force him
out of politics. This Mr. Quay does
not desire to do, but he sees no other
way out of " the difficulty. Violent
means, of course, will not be used,
but they will be no less sure. Senator
liutan, while, always on a very friendly
footing with Mr. Quay, has always man
aged to keep close to C. L. Magee, and it is
thought by friends of thelieaver Senator that
the gentlemen from Allegheny has of late
been keeping the Pittsburg leader informed
of whatever he knew of the doings of those
who have every reason to keep such infor
mation hljden from him. If Bntan does
not mend his ways, concluded the gentle
man, hejuust drop out of sight or win on
A FIUHT FOR SPOILS.
Governor Horcy Wants to Fill the Indiana
ISFECIAI. TELEQItAM TO THE riSFATCB.
Ihdiahapoms, March 2. Governor
Hovey is about to bring before the courts
the most important legal question raised in
Indiana in many years. He holds that the
legislature has no power to elect or ap
point persons to office, and he. announces
that he will refuse to sign commissions to
ill who have been elected to different posi
tions by the General Assembly. There are
Bine separate institutions, each employing
a laree number of subordinates. The no-
JlJ? influettci wiHded througb. them, is
emos ", tbere .are four bureaus
' caurtsralt of this patronage will irevert .to
None of the offices were in existence before
the adoption of the Constitution, and for 30
years the Lesislature has been electing
them. The Governor concedes that new
offices may be created and that the election
or appointment of officers may be directed,
buttheXegislature has no power to elector
nppointj He proposes to test, he says,
whether,Indiana shall abandon a Bepubli
can form of Government or sink into an
TRTJEL0YE NEVER DIE3.
An Encasement, a Brench of Promise Snlt
and Forty Years Later a Wedding.
I6PECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Sakat6oa, N. Y., March 2. Last Tues
day evening, at the home of the groom, 91
Circular street, Warren B. B. Wescott and
Miss Jane F. Truman were married
by the Eev. P. ' S. Allen. Forty
years ago they were lovers and en
gaged, but Mr. Wescott jilted Miss
Truman and married a wealthy widow. To
vindicate herself Miss Truman successfully
prosecuted a breach of promise suit against
Mr. Westcott, but refused to accept the
damages which were awarded her.
About three years ago Mr. Wescott "be
came a widower; The old love revived in
the hearts of both, and they decided to
wed. He is at the age of 70, and she is
BABEL IN A BOTTLE.
A Mew Scheme Adopted br the Hydro
tSraCTAL TELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCH.
New York, March 2. Lieutenant V. L.
Cottman; of the branch Hydrographic office
in the Maritime Exchange, begun to-day to
issue blank forms in five languages to
captains of vessels who are to fill them up
at sea with the latitude, longitude and date,
cork them up in bottles and throw the bot
Whoever picks the bottle up and opens it
is asked in English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese to send
the slip as soon as possible to
any United States Consul, or to forward it
direct to Washington. By this means tho
Hvdrocrranhic Department hone to secure
aluable data regarding ocean currents.
ONLY A SMALL
Tho Trouble at Sontb PJltsburg; Not So Bad
Nashville, Tenn., March 2. The
strike among the employes of the Tennesee
Coal, Iron and Railroad Company at South
Pittsburg, turns out to be confined to about
30 men at the furnaces. The 10 per cent
reduction applies to all the officers and sal
aried employes qf the. company getting over
$1 15 per day, bnt-does hot in any way ap
ply to the miners or other skilled workmen
who are paid by the' piece. The furnaces
have not closed down.
THE HIPPOLITfi ARSENAL.
It is Released and Will Leave for the Sceno
New York, March 2.-Judge Benedict,
in the United States "Circuit Court to-day,
rendered a decision dismissing the libel
against the steamer Conserva, formerly
the Madrid. He holds that it has not
been shown that there was any violation of
the neutrality laws. The vess'el is claimed
by the Dominican Consul and will sail in a
few days for Samana, San Domingo.
DAMAGES FOR BEER.
Prominent Iorra Prohibitionists
Wile) n.Notrce of Snlt.
Iowa City, March 2. The Anhueser
Brewing Company, of St Louis.and Schlitz
Beer Company, qf Milwaukee, to-night
served.papers in a suit for 10,000 damages
against promiiient members of the County
Temperance Alliance, and Sheriff Fletcher.
rforthe recent seizure of, the 500 keg's of beer
IMfc,B"""lln.'"'JP-" ma laiAia Vlkjf.
THE PIGOTT SUICIDE.
A Little Conundrum the Englishmen
Cannot Answer No Wt
HELPED A,WA Y BY THE THDNDEEER
A 'Problem Solved by the Forger's Tele
graphing the Paper for
THE MONET IT PROMISED TO SEND HIM.
Victoria lost Her Tiara the Very Day That Farnell
Won His Cise.
Why did Pigott suicide? is the fashiona
ble conundrum in England. No one can
answer it. The anxious Briton is pleased,
though, to know what became of the forger.
It is known, however, who helped him to
escape, for he telegraphed to the Timei ask
ing for the money promised him for his
actual needs. The very day that Pigott
confessed, the Queen's tiara was snatched
from her head. True, it was by accident,
but it is nevertheless taken as an ill omen.
ST CABLE TO THE DISFATCH.l
LoNDto, March 2. Copyrizht.
Pigott's suicide is vaguely comforting to
England. The anxious Briton who has
worried and speculated all week now knows
just where the interesting forger went, and
what became of him; but there are one or
two little unsolved problems yet
to be solved which keep talk and specu
lation going. Why did Pigott' kill
himself? That's what the Englishman
wants to know. Did he, while in Paris,
adopt the French theory that a man who
disgraces himself can mend' matters by
scattering his ill-employed cerebral matter
over the place, or was he free of any feeling
of shame, and simply tired of his life of
lorgery, penury, lying and cross-examining.
Where did a man with to miserable a
character find pluck to die? That is anothor-
question, and. there is no doubt that PigottH
surxcu up irere ana mere ueenng, ot com
miseration. The Idea of such' a thing wduld
havVbeen laughed aton Tuesday, but now.
one hears sentimental louc say: .foor
Pigott." Only by causing his brain, to
jump, as the French have it, could he have
produced this eSect.
- THE TOBIES DISCOUBAGED.
One question is answered by the forger's
death. Namely, who helped Pigott awav.
The answer is discouraging to the poor
Tories, who consoled themselves by saying:
"The Times has made' a mistake. Their
lawyers have been deceived, but to connive
at the escape of a criminal, however useful
to themselves,never. That sort of thing
was much more in the line of the Parnellites.
Labouchere and Parnell have probably ar
ranged the escape." But now we find that
Pigott's last act was to telegraph to the
Times' solicitors, giving his address and
asking for more money to maintain himself
There is no reason to doubt that Shannon,
the chief clerk of Solicitor Soames, was the
last man who talked to Pigott, arranged for
his departure, and for the future money
Americans, who do not share the Tory
notion as to the exalted .virtue and good in
tentions of the Times' forging crowd, may
reasonably conclude that, having 'proved
himself unable. to bear cross-examination or
U stick to the lies arranged for him, he was
sent away before ho should allow facts to
leak out even more damaging to the Walt
ers' journalistic enterprise. ' j '
SOMEBODY MUST HAVE KNOWN.
It is ridiculous to suppose that even in
the Times office there was not one man suffi
ciently free of absolute stupidity to know
what the character of the letters and ot their
real author was.
To the Parnellites the interesting point at
issue is the probable course of the Govern
ment. The voting in the House last night
proves, as might easily have been foreseen,
that nothing, not even a flagrant case of
conniving at forgery, will induce the Union
ists to abandon the Tory Government,
and so risk being turned ont of office,
as their treachery deserves. The only
course is for the opposition to concentrate
all its efforts on fringing about a dissolu
tion, and the only possible means for at
taining this end is to block business of all
sorts in short, to break down the law
making machinery of the empire until, the
people shall have an opportunity of 'choos
ing between Gladstone and Parnell on one
hand and "Salisbury and the Timea" and
Balfour on the other.
With recent events to guide him, it is to
be hoped that the Grand Old Man, whose
speech last night proved him as strong as
ever, will lose no time in setting about this
task. The closure, which the Tories have
wisely invented, will make the fight a hard
one, but the Grand Old Man can win.
VICTORIA'S TIAEA SNATCHED OF?.
As a curious instance of how- everything
is made to revolve just now round the Par
nell Commission and the Pigott affair, it is
worthy ot mention that one enthusiastic
writer, for the lack of other matter, calls at
tention to the fact that the Queen's tiara
was literally snatched from her brow the
very day that Mr. Parnell practically won
his case before the commission and Pigott
The tiara incident was comical. The
Queen, while receiving the folk in the
drawing room, wished to speak, particularly
to Salisbury, and motioned bim to one side
as he came in. The Mistress of the Bobes
stepped out of the way, but some of her
elaborate dress trimmings caught In Her
Majesty's veil, and tore off the royal cap,
veil, crown andalT, revealing Her Majesty's
gray hair to the indiscriminate-gaze of ner
subjects for the first time it a long while.
Instead of being angry, as every one
feared she would be, this struck the Qne?n
as a very good joke, and she laughed so
much that' the court ladies who eathered
about, eagerly pulling out -their own, hair,
Richard Pigott, the Forger, JAar and Suicide.
pins to repair the disorder, were a very long
while getting things fixed.i
THE BE&OnrO TELEGRAM.
Pigott's telegram to Mr. Shannon read
Please asarMr. S. to send me what you prom
ised. Write. Roland Ponsonbt,
.Hotel des Ambassadeurj,
Immediately on receipt of the telegram
Mr, Sonmes telegraphed to Inspector Little
child, of the police, notifying him that
Pigott was in Madrid, and afterword car
ried Pigott's telegram to him. Mr. Shannon,
who. was about to take his departure for
Ireland, wrote to Pigott denying that he
bad promised him money. The police in
duced Mr. Soanies not to send Mr. Shan
non's letter, and a clerk in Mr. Soames
office, in order to detain Pigott in Madrid,
wrote him a letter saying that Mr. Shannon
Was in Ireland, and that when he returned
to London the money he asked for would be
sent to him by telegraph. '
Witnesses haye started from Paris fax
Madrid, for the purpose of formally identi-
-fying the body. The Madrid police -au
thorities intend to hold the ehects of the
suicide, pending an order from the court re
lative to their disposal.
FOUND OS PIGOTT'S BODT.
Beside Pigott's check book, a letter ad
dressed to Mr. Labouchere and a license to
carry arms in Ireland were found on his
body. The letter addressed to Mr. La
bouchere was closed and ready for mailing.
Jn it,J?igott says that the first batch of
letters was sold by him to the Times
was genuine, but that in the second batch
there were several forged letters, including
two ascribed to Mr. Parnell and one each to
Mr. Davitt, Mr. O'Kelly and Mr. Egan.
Pigott further says:
lam deeply sorry for all those I hare injured,
and am ready to placo at their disposal all
means in my power to remedy all that I bare
said that was false. Everything writtenunder
oath was true
The license to carry a revolvemvas dated
at Dublin. A checkbook of the Ulster
Bank was also found on the bod v. Pigott
tried to negotiate a check at a Madrid bank,
but in the absence of proof of his identity
the bank refused to cash it. A notebook'
full of interesting notes was also found.
The body lies with four others In the
Southern Morgue. The dead man's beard
is stiff with blood. The bullet entered the
month and came out at the bacC of the
head, near the neck, on the right side. The
body will be photographed to-morrow,
and will be buried on Tuesday,
after it has been identified by a British de
tective. The British embassy at Madrid
lias given orders for a decent burial. The
Madrid authorities to-day took the evidence
of the hotel people regarding Pigott's move
ments. Several religious medals were found
upon Pigott's person.
A BEMABKABLIr WIIL.
Almost Impossible to. Fulflll Its Btany Re
quirements An Estate of 84,000,-
000 The Conns Asked, to
tEPKCIAL TILZOR1K TO TUX DlSrATCIM
PoughKeepsie, March 2, The will of
Horatio G. Onderdonk, now befote the
General Term, disposes of ?3,000,000 or
$4,000,000. Deceased was a brother of the
Bishop of Pennsylvania and also of the
Bishop of New York. The GenerarTerm
is asked fo construe certain remarkable
portions ofit, and the document was perused
by many lawyers thisjuorning, all of whom
indorse Judge Barnard's views, that it is
bne'of the most singular wills he ever saw,
and he doubts 3f anyone of the fysirs can
fulfill all. the requirements of it. Among
other things the will provides as follows:
' If at the commencement or existence of ter
mination of this trust, any male- descendant
who would receive some Income, or share be
comes an idler; sluggard, spendthrift, profli
gate, drunkard, gambler, or fast man habitu
ally, or not rising; breakfasting- and being
ready for business by 9 A. jr., except Sundays,
or nmits pursuing- some reputable business,
while over 21 or under SO rears of aze. or who
engages in cunning or Ashing on Snnday. or if
any oonenciary nauiiuauy uses spirituous
fermented liquors or tobacco, or
horse races, gambling houses, pool rooms, or
porter houses, or shall marry before he is 23
without written consent of parents or execu
tor, or who participates in or encourages any
proceeding tenaing to lessen public resuect for
one of my family or their names or memory; or
tciidiug to bring anyone of my blood, except
ing my inhuman son John, into contempt or
disrepute, shall forfeit all right and title to
any bequest provided herein.
INVESTIGATING PENSION FRAUDS.
Robert Sfgel's Confession to be Made Pub
lic In a Few Dars.
rSPKCIAL TELXOBJLM TO TUB DISPATCH.1
New Yoke", March 2. It now appeaii
that the arrest of Bobert Sigel on Friday
afternoon by Special Officers Jacobs and
Shannon, on the charge of forgery and
fleecing United States pensioners, was
brought about incidentally by another
secret investigation which the special offi
cers are making.
Officer Shannon said to-day: "I do not
care to say whether any more arrests will
follow or not. We were investigating an
other case when Sigel's irregularities, were
brought to our notice. The confession
which Sigel made will not be made-public
until the examination on Tuesday after
noon. We have subpoenaed Sidney
Knight and his attorney, Justice
Beers, from Port Henry, and the
will probably be here on Tuesday.
Bobert Sigel received S3 a day as "his
father's private secretary. His father said
yesterday that his-son was & temperate man,
and, so far as he knows, had no bad habits.
Bobert had a talk with his lawyer, J.Oliver
Eeane, and asserted that he had done noth
inz wrong. He, claims that he was acting
as the authorized agent of Sidney Knight
and Mrs,, Heincmann.
PIGOTTS CHECKERED CAREER.
He Is Accused of Bcins Concerned In nn At
ISPICIAL TEUCQBAH TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Toiedo, March 2. A well-known Irish
Catholic priest, of this city, to-night made a
public statement, accusing Pigott of being
an assassin. He said: N
I met Pigott at my uncle's bouse. Bloomfleid,
Queen's county, in 1SC9. He was wKh the Dub
lin Irishman. He was a braggart and
a boaster and never tired of telling
his connection with disturbances then
going on throughout the country:
He was rather fond of Indulging in liquor and
wben bi3 tongue was looso let slip plans and
plots that could have sent him to tho gallows.
At dinner one nay conversation turned on the
right of government to take away human life.
ngou ciaimea mat tne r enian organization.
being, the only representative government in
Ireland, it had the right to decree death on all
violators of its established laws, and be finally
startled us all by stating that the society hail
one or two nignis previously tiecrceu the death
of Bt Bev. Bishop Monarlty; who had been
heartily opposed to the outrages instigated by
the Fenians, lie also stated that be (Pigott;
bad been assigned the duty of seeing thr.t '.lie
decree was executed. I denounced him then
and there, and took such steps as frustrated
the attempted murder.
THANKS TO FATHER DORNET.
An Address to tho Man Who Carried
, Evidence to Parnell.
Chicago, March 2. About 50 friends or
the Bey. Father Dorney to-night presented
him with an address expressive of the
gratitude 'felt toward him for the
part'he took in placing evidence before the
Parnell Commission, which established the
innocence of the great Irish leader, and
which disclosed the fraudulent nature of
Xh address was read by Daniel Corkery.
n.l.a TS) h.Ju .1.. J!1..!.2
merit on hispart, giving the credit or the
affair entirely to' Patrick JE-an and Alex-
AVAUOJ UiUUCSMV U13U11UU1CU SOT.
anuer ouuiyan. uv
IN FOR A LIFETIME
Every Republican in Washing
ton is Joyously Confidents?
nai inn ram w -m
NOT BE TURNED OUT AGAlfih
The Decorations Kever WereSo'Prfgj
e xr- nt u t Wl
mao ii ui uuu no uiyouane.
SLEEPING- ROOM ALMOST AIL TXSISl
Enthusiasm and Bain MInle Colored!
People Going- to the Inangnraf BaHAl
Rush to the Capital Soldier LdHe
Ice Honse Arrangements for tho' Fa,
rade Distinguished PennsTlranlois .on
Hand The Troops Going to Charch-
Senator Cooper Would Not Hind Betas
Collector of tho Port at Philadelphia
or the Nexr Governor. i
From the expense attendant upon tho ''
decorations and other preparations for Mon
day's inauguration the impression has
gained ground fn Washington that the Re
publicans believe they have come into
power for another lifetime. The souvenirs
are of a piece with the decorations. The food
supply may last, but sleeping accommoda
tion? will run short. Soldiers are arriving
on every train, and the Pittsburg boys are
anxiously a'waited. The final arrangements
are being made for the inaugural parade.
A number of noted Pennsylvania!!! have '
already reached the Capital.
mtOMA STAir COnRXSrOXDXMT. j
Washington, March 2. The thousands
upon thousands who poured into town by
every railroad leading to it all day,. found
everything outwardly fair and interesting.
The grand stands were receiving their last
pine planks and the windows and every
nook and cranny along Pennsylvania ave
nue, along which the inangural procession
is to move, were simply obliterated behind
yards upon yards of white and blue bunt
ing and the flags and streamers of all
nations. There is not a civilized nationn !
the universe that is not represented in tho
decorations. They are more lavish and ex- i
pensive than ever before. A
Everybody, by instinct or something else,
has become a full-fledged silk sock Bepub- ,
lican. There is nothing cheap about any
thing. There is a very general impression ;
that all hands in the Republican party ha va
money to spend, and the' inhabitants, egged
on by the inaugural committee, are more
than anxious to give them an opportunity --
to gratuy tneir inclinations. ..
A SEASOS OP BOUVHSIB3.
The shop windows are simply jammed
witn souvenirs oi tne train ana the event:
Washinzton souvenirs in times oast hav
been more or Ies3 cheap and gaudy, buttfats
year they are rich and expensive. Every
thing seems to carry out the realization' of
the statement, so frequently and earnestly,
made, to the effect that now the Republican
party is in power again it is to hold their
ins for another lifetime. The prettiest'of
it il. .i - ; i i-r.iir.
uu tuc vuuuueas aouveuixs a a aiiujaiuro
spinning wheel, an exact reproduction of.
the one used by Martha Washington, which
is now in her chamber at Mt. Vernon. x '
At one time there was an impression that
the food supply would run out, but the
butchers have given positive assurances
that they can slaughter 2,000 head of cattle
a day, and moreover, that they have tha
cattle on hand with which to do the busk
ness. The hotels are jammed to the roof,
ana Aiarsnaii jr. wilder is around com.
plaining to-night that he is forced to share
his room with 20 others, or rather that tha'
m are to snare tneir room with mm.
BUS- OUT OP BEDS AND COTS,
The supply of bedding and cots owned' by.
the hotels have run out, and nearly 30,008
rented cots and between rented sheets and
under rented blankets and laying their tired;
heads on rented pillowslips, which the' pro-.'
prietora. have mustered in from the resident
upholsterers." Some of the hotel men had.
to send to Philadelphia for their supplies of
extra sleeping facilities. But there is n
grumbling of any moment. There are in?
ferentiai digs at food, stone-cold, and vege
tables partly coosed, but the interest Jn tha
great event of Monday seems to top all
One thing is positively cfrfain. The sup
ply of liquids is as the Potomac itself. - It;
flows over the bars with the same steadiness'
and precision as the muddy stream drifts
down toward the resting place of the Father
of his Country. The disgust of some of tha.
Southerners for a man who politely jet
firmly refuses "to liquor" 20 times a day Is
one of the truly interesting sights of tha
many. These Southernersscorn champagne.
They call for.good old Kentucky bourbon, ,
pronouncing the bourbon "birbun," and era -prepared
to hold their own against all s
fA. CASE OP THE BITEE BIT. ij JJ
It is related that half a dozen Pennsyl-i
! .11.. - lj -tt; -i
vauiaus cumuicu a uus uiu v lxguiui spvei-
determination to send him under the tabli?
Thay ordered champagne, which tha Vir
ginian disdains and refused to touch. -Ha
wanted "liquor, sah; liquor stheonlydnak'
for a gentleman." He stuck to his liqaocj,
until tha champagne feasters were strewn,
about the room in all sorts of positions, and.)
then he called in some of his cronies, teij
show them the men who were to "dohiaaid
Amomentous rumor was wafted througbwE
the city to-day that the colored Republicans
had bought 1,000 tickets for the balL There -1
had been an impression that as the tickets'
ior toe Dan arc to apiecf, tne coiorea ioiksc
would not be there. Nobody seems to know
just where snch an impression could findja:
iounuaiion. unewnospeaxs wimautnon-j
iv-, jvjiior uuase, or tne jiee, tne organ oil
tne coiorea people, says in an interview this
aiternoon that be was going to the ball, and.'
moreover, that he knew of lots of colored
people viho would go. He thinks "there
will be two or three hundred people there."
Ihey will be the very best of colored
ciety, of course.
I.U1S OF 'ESI -WXLI. ATTEND. V
"There are many more wealthy colored
people in Washington than is generally
supposed, and naturally they will want' to
go to the ball." The colored people;
Editor Chase further says, naturalfV.ieel,
elated over the election of the candidatefof;.,
their chosen party, and it has for seaef
time been the avowed Intention of a'lirgatl
number of them to attend. ' Kl!
The committee has reserved the rightfe 1
refuse admittance in cases where they feel'
that such a course would be justified, aad
it is this point which, according to report,
the colored people propose to- combat. Tha
rumor is that a large number of thesa intend
fo present themselves at the deerand
demand admission on equal term with 'the
other eaeste. If they are refased aa'atter-
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