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WISHING IT WAS HOME.
Tiie Most Miserable Twenty
Four Hours Ever Passed
k CABINET THAT STANDS.
Ihe Clevelands Attend Church, but
Their Successors Take a
A DISMAL, RAIKY, GLOOMY DAY.
AU the Trains late, and Nowhere for the
Crowds that Arrive to lay Their
THE 1ABT NIGHT OP MISERY OYER.
Many Thousands of Poor Feoplo Lured to
the National Show by Barefaced Lies
Washington No Place for a Sinn WItboat
n Well-Filled Focketbook Etch Cabi
net Officials Ban to be Content With
Cot The Wet Ground a Good Enough
Bed for Many Poor Fellows The Last
Trip of the Kind Most of Tbem Will
Ever Think of Taking.
"What fools these mortals be!" exclaims
the man in "Washington to-day, who went
there to see the crowd attracted br the na
tional qnadriennial show. Beds and cots at
any price are not to be procured, it has
rained since Wednesday, nothing fit to eat
is to be had, and altogether, everybody is
about as miserable as could be. The Cabinet
is settled. That agony is consequently over.
The last day of it ali has dawned,and all are
Ifboi: a BTArr coitnEsroxDEjfT.
Washington, March 3. The most in
teresting thing in the United States to-day
was not what Cleveland did or Harrison
suffered. It was the horrible experience of
the crowds in Washington. The rest can
he dismissed in a sentence like this: It was
regarded as decided that Husk and Partner
(Miller are in the Cabinet, wlich is "now
complete with this octet:
But the condition of affairs in Washing
ton can scarcely receive justice at the hands
of the English language. Thousands upon
thousands of men and women will remem
ber to-day all the rest of their lives, as the
most miserable 24 hours they ever spent.
Everything Forgotten Bat tbo Misery.
Cabinet, politics, triumphant Republican
ism and dejected Democracy are things of
subordinate interest to all Americans as
compared with the sufferings of the people
who have been lured to Washington by the
lying notices sent broadcast over the land
declaring that there wonld be plenty of
room for all in what every well-informed
., man knows is the poorest hotel town of its
size in the country, except Buffalo.
"In the first place, it has rained here since
last Wednesday. It has rained and rained
until everybody feels wet and cold in their
bones; until all the bunting and printed
cotton decorations look like drowned birds;
until nobody but Noah could possibly ap
preciate the sodden, saturated, watery, be
draggled, sloppy, spattering, splashing,
soaked state of everything from the human
mind down to the pools of water dragged
into all the hotels and public resorts by the
soaked trouser legs and dripping petticoats
of the multitudes.
Hundreds Sleep on the Wet Ground.
In the second place, there is such a crowd
of strangers here, and the citizens are so
greedy, that thousands who came to get
rooms have scarcely the money to pay for
cots, and many and many a hungry soul
slept on the ground last night, under the
spectators' stands along Pennsylvania ave
nue. Some boarding houses rented their
chairs in their dining rooms last night
With no sleeping place at all, or with
nothing but a cot to go to and call it their
home, the people have stayed out of doors,
walking in the rain all day. It would have
been that mercy which falls unstrained from
heaven if there had been some man with
authority enough to open the vast acres of
granite where the GoTernment does its work
to let the multitudes in out of the rain. But
the public buildings were all kept closed
except the Capitol, and that enormous
Packed tike a liny Press In Autumn.
As for the ground floors or the hotels.they
ncrejso jammed that it was hard work for
the boarders to get in their rooms.
We said the other day that no philosopher
who sees the people crowd like sheep to
j every public show, would waste any sympa
thy on such crowds, because they expect to
f he robbed right and left, but when that
was written no one knew what wa$
f coming to pass. They all know now that
J jthere never was such an exhibition of greed
and inhumanity in the United States before
as this town is stowing. St. Paul and Mon
treal will hereafter take a back seat The
only consolation is that those two towns
JuUed themselves as show places. The
moral here is the same as it is everywhere
ithose who have money have got dry
tacks and plenty of comfort.
Cabinet OBeers In Cots.
' General Tni. V, cllntnolirrlit nf the
jnew Cabinet, was content with a cot in
STranklin Woodruff's little fonr-by-nine
ybedroom in the Arlington until his daugh
ter, Mrs. Wilmerding, telegraphed on that
jfehe was coming. Full as the town is, it
did "not take this wealthy man half an
Ikourjo secure sumptuous apartments for
i SOAKED IB
her and himself in the Arno, the smallest
hotel in the place.
The scenes at the Baltimore and Potomac
depot, where the Hew York trains come and
go. will ever be remembered. All the
trains have been two or three hours late,
and all.are bringing persons coming to meet
friends and relatives whose addresses they
don't know. The result has been a be
draggled crowd of anywhere from 1,000 to
3,000 persons, anxious, weary, hungry, con
fused and nervous, all packed together,
waiting for the tardy trains.
Couldn't Keep the Saloons Closed.
This is the only Sunday any barkeeper
can remember when, the saloons were opened.
Washington is usually as dry as a cork
after midnight every night and always on
Sunday, but to-day nearly all the ginmills
were open. They had to open. The strain
and pressure of such a crowd would break a
great deal stronger thing than an excise
Many of the restaurants calmly and in
cold blood raised their prices from 25 per
cent to 50 per cent. The whole enormous
colored population seemed to- have got the
job that the darkies have been hanging
around the streets waiting for since any
man can remember. To-day they were all
at work helping to squeeze the last nickel
out of the strangers.
All day long and far into the night the
trains that arrived were almost as contin
uous as one long reach of cars from here to
Hew York would be. Each tram threw its
quota of hundreds of new people on the
heap of victimized sightseers
Tbe Small Fry Frozen Oat.
General Harrison did not go to church to
day. It was given out that he was going to
keep Sunday; that meant that none of the
small fry could see him. The big men of
the party visited him as on other days. The
seal of secrecy appeared to he removed from
every one's lips and by noon every one
knew definitely the members of
the next Cabinet They are
as The Dispatch has given them,
time and time again: Secretary of State,
James G. Blaine, of Maine; Secretary of
the Treasury, William Windom, of New
York and Minnesota; Secretary of War,
Bedfield Proctor, of Vermont; Secretary of
the Navy, B. P.Tracy, of New York; Secre
tary of the Interior, John W. Noble, of
Missouii; Postmaster General, John Wana
maker, of Pennsylvania; Secretary of Agri
culture, Jere Busk, of Wisconsin; Attor-ncy-General,
W. H. H. Miller, of Indiana.
Clarkson the Picture of Distress.
John S. Clarkson, of Iowa, is a disap
pointed man. It is wonderful that he shows
himself, for he looks the picture ot distress.
He made a bold fight for a Cabinet place
and had the whole National Committee be
hind him, but nobody suspected that he
toot the hope to heart to any such degree
as he shows in his betrayal of disappoint
ment. As for the comments that are made on
the Cabinet, it may be said that the major
ity of Bepnblicans profess to be greatly dis
appointed over it The Piatt men reply to
them that it is not so weak after all,
since it virtually has such timber
as Matt Quay and Thomas C.
Piatt in it, to combine with Blaine
and Tracy. The taunt flung hack at them
is that the Cabinet is just like 4be West
Virginia Company of Blaine, Elkins, Win
dom, Davis & Co., except-that -Davis is a
Democrat, and has to be considered a silent
partner, but the anger will wear away in
most places. The Bepublican Senators
have really made an indecent display of
anger that comes from nothing but thwarted
Fair Weather Promised for To-day.
The Signal Service Bureau predicts fair
weather to-morrow. Nothing daunts Gen
eral Greely. He bega'n predicting fine
weather four days ago, and though it rains
every day, he still insists that Monday will
be clear and fine.
The country will be interested in know
ing what it has elected to the White House.
The President's family party received new
accessions yesterday. These were Mrs.
Bobert S. McKee, the mother of
the husband of the President's daughter,
and with her came her sons, Edward
L. and Prank L., and her daughter. Miss
McKee is to be a guest at the White House,
it is said.
Keeping in mind the fact that there are
only five bedrooms in the White House, it
will be especially interesting to know
the White House family already
on the ground now includes
the following persons: Benjamin Harrison,
Mrs. Carrie Scott Harrison, Bussell Har
rison, Mrs. John B. McKee, her two
babies, and Bussell Harrison's wife
and her baby; Ex-Senator and
Mrs. Saunders, parents ef Bussell
Harrison's wife; the Bev. John E. Scott,
father of Mrs. Benjamin Harrison; 'Mrs.
Scott Iiord, who is Mrs. Benjamin Har
bison's sister; Mrs. Scott Lord's daughter,
and that daughter's husband, Lieutenant
Parker, of the Navy.
A DAY OF BEST.
The Quieten Day General Harrison Had In
.Three Weeks The Family Miss Their
Natural Gas Fires More Than
All the Harrison family asked to-day was
to be let alone, and their request was rea
sonably near being granted, considering
their circumstances. It has been the! quiet
est day that they have known for two or
three weeks. The pouring rain combined
with the fact that it was Sunday to help in
keeping curious people at home, and about
the only persons who made any attempt to
see the President-elect were personal friends
and relatives who are in town for the inaug
uration. There were a few politicians with little
matters of imperative business who slipped
quietly around to the Johnson House Annex
and had a talk witb the General, but no at
tempt was made to Jorce upon him any
political or other attentions that could pos
sibly wait One ot the callers, who com
bined the political with the personal, and
both in a large degree, was General John
W. Noble, who, in two days more, will be
Secretary of the Interior Department
Purely a Social Reunion.
General Noble arrived only this morning,
and after leaving his baggage at the Nor
mandie, where he will stop for the present,
went at once to pay his respects to General
Harrison. He remained but a short time,
and the visit was purely a social one, and
the member of the next official family who
is almost as much a member of the personal
family is Partner Miller, the next Attorney
General, and he spentpart of the day with
General Harrison. ' His daughter accom
General Tracy, the next Secretary of the
Navy, also called to present his daughter,
who had just arrived from Brooklyn, and
General Sherman dropped in, too, for a few
Partly on account of the dreadful weather,
and partly because of the unpleasant at
tention that thev were sure to attract, rione
of General Harrison's family went to.
church to-dav. The nearest approach to it
was that Bussell Harrison and his wife at
tended a flag presentation service at the
pfew "Wirt Avenne Chnrcfl. PresbytenaD,
during the afternoon. General Harrison I
and his family had been expected to aitenu,
but all except Bussell and Mrs. Bussell
excused themselves on account of the
A Flag That Will bo Treasured.
Mr. and Mrs. Morton were also at the flag
presentation, which was an affair of the
Second Begiment of Pennsylvania, and after
the Bev. Dr. McCook, one of the "Fighting
McCooks," had gone through with an ap
propriate religious service over it. Mrs.
Morton herself handed the banner to Colonel
Dechert, who responded.
The absolute necessity of getting a breath
of fresh air, which the family feel even
more than ordinary residents here, on ac
count ot being unaccustomed to the coal
fires that have to he tent burning all
through their part of the house to keep off
the dampness, forced most of the members
of the Harrison family to go out on short
walks or drives at differenttimes during the
day, in spite of the rain. The babies
were walked np and down in one of
lift lftfict TlTlWIrt nntflfMKI nf hl lintp.T. for
the same purpose. General Harrison braved!
the weather and took his constitutional, but'
he cut it as short as possible, and staye
carefullv within doors all the rest of th
time. He went out alone, but Murat Hal
stead picked him up betore the walk wal
One of the nrineinal recrrets that tVJ
family has expressed lor the home they have
left behind at Indianapolis is for the natural
gas nres, wnicn were sucn a convenient ana
easily-regulated accessory to comfort thyre.
They cannot get used to fires that are not
turned off or on at will. '
THE HAEBISON YETS.
They Beach Wasblacrtou Safely, Though
Their Train is Partly Wrecked Tko
Honorary Bodyguard to tbo I
Although it had been given out thit the
day was to be strictly one of rest so far as
the business part of the establishment was
concerned, Private Secretary Hal fold kept
the office rooms open most of the afternoon
and evening for the convenience of bersons
with important questions to ask, and for sev
eral old Hoosier friends, who arri ed dur
ing the day and wanted a dr place
in which to stay for awhile. The principal
arrivals from Indiana to-day were the mem
bers of General Harrison's old regiment, the
Seventieth Indiana, who came on a special
train, in which they will live while they are
here. There were a little over 150 of them,
and their trip would have been a pleasant
one hut for a careless switch engine that
bumped into one of their cars and smashed
one end of it and a section of a house that
adjoined the spot where the car was stand
ing. A Lucky Lot of Old-Timers.
Some of the eatables that the veterans had
provided for their comfort were also in
volved in the wreck, but all the veterans
escaped personal injury.
Colonel Merrill, who succeeded .Colonel
Harrison in command ct the regiment, will
lead it to-morrow, when it will aot as per
sonal escort to tne President-elect and to
the President after he becomes ench. It
has not yet been settled who will be second
in command, but the choice prcbably lies
between Major Moses McLain,.whb lost his
right arm at the battle of Bjsaca, and
Major Dan Bunsdell, who left hs left arm
upon the same field. The suggestion 'has
been made that as they possat,,one good
pair of arms between them thart, Jiey might
be put side by side, and act as ole man.
There are several one-legged men among
the veterans here, and some of'tnem are de
termined to march wUh theirihole com
rades to-morrow. Thiy will jrobably be
induced to think better of it, wien they see
the slip -ry condition that the streets are
likely to pe in. f i
Under Marphins Orders This! Morning.
The regiment is under ordcrsp report at
tne w nite Mouse at lv o clocc uis morning.
They will march abont the President's car
riage, from there to the Capijil, and'will
come back with him at the Keail of the pro
cession. When they reach i the White
House again they will drop oat with the
President, and will be entertained, it is un
derstood, at the White House.
Majors McLain and Bunsdell went around
to see General Harrison in the afternoon,
and to talk over the arrangements for to
morrow with Private Secretary Halford.
They attracted some attention from persons
who chanced in thePrivate Secretary s room
while they were there, as they tat side by
side, possibly to make their single pair of
arms more servicable, and smoked good
cigars and chatted with acquaintances.
They are singularly fine-looking men, of
radically different types. Major McLain is
of medium height and rather stout, with a
rosy face and a heavy gray mustache and
gray hair, while Major Bunsdell is tall and
moderately slender, with a dark, rich com
plexion, fine dark eyes and black hair and
Always Bed-Hot Harrison Men.
Both are hustlers, politicallv, and Buns
dell is Vice-Chairman of the Bepublican
State Committee of Indiana. Both have
Lbeen red-hot Harrison men ever since a
good while before the Chicago convention,
and both are thinking of taking up a resi
dence in Washington for the nert four years.
Major McLain would not refuso tbe 'place
of Commissioner of Pensions, and Major
Bunsdell thinks he has qualifications lor
the post of Marshal of the District of Co
lumbia. As a matter of fact, and not for the pur
pose of detracting from the two one-armed
veterans, it should be stated that the title of
Major, which each holds when he Is not
Colonel or General, is entirely an honorary
one. They were both privates in the regi
ment of Colonel Harrison.
MOETON A FAYOBITE.
The Kew Vice President nnd His Charming
Wife Keep Open Houso nnd Mnko .
Hosts of Friends The Selection
of Trncy Salts New York. ,
Vice President Morton is rapidly becom
ing a prime favorite in Washington. He is
at the Arlington with Mrs. Morton and
their five -young daughters. Mr. and Mrs.
Morton practically keep open house.
AU - their friends and acquaintances
are made most welcome in their
apartments. It is the simple and un
affected hospitality of refined people. The
apartments are beautifully adorned with
posies, palms and maiden-ferns. There are
visitors from every county in New York
State anxious to see the New York wing of
the new administration. The bricht-faced
country girls on their wedding tours come
in coyly with their sturdy husbands, and
and are as welcome as princes and
Mr. Morton's apartments have also be
come an attraction to hosts from other
States. They all receive a friendly grasp
of the hand from the Vice President, and a
smiling welcome from Mrs. Morton. Even
the Mortons apparently know how to treat
all hands, rich and poor, with becoming
graciousness. Mr. Morton has been par
ticularly overrun with visitors to-day. In
the morning, with Mrs. Morton, heat
tended services at old St. John's the
church of Presidents. It is the o'ldest
church in town, and has been attended by
the greater number of the Presidents.
Bishop Doane preached a sermon. In the
afternoon Air. and Mrs. Morton assisted in
the presentation of a flag to the Second
Pennsylvania Begiment in the New York
A SENATOETIKED OUT
Riddlebenjer, of Virginia, Makes a
Scene on the Floor, and is
AEEESTED BY ORDER OP INGALLS.
Tie Fiery Hemher Sends His Resignation
to Governor lee. !'
Hlff WIFE AND DAUGHTER PRESEN
To Witness the Disgrace of Ono They Had Come
Watch and Admire.
The closing hours of the Senate session,
were marked by one of the most exciting
scenes ever witnessed in Washington.
Senator Biddlebergerrepeatedly interrupted
all business in order to secure action on a
confirmation. Ingalls finally refused to
recognize him, and at last gave the order for
his removal from the floor. He has sent his
resignation to the Governor of Virginia.
His wife and daughter witnessed the in
cident. ISrECIAL TBLKOBAK TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, March 3. The usuaUy
dignified Senate Chamher was this evening
the scene of a highly exciting disturbance,
which ended in the forcible expulsion of
Mr. Biddleberger from the floor, and .his
resignation as Senator from Virginia.
The saddest feature of the disgraceful inci
dent did not become known until sometime
after the Senator was led from the cham
ber. As the Sergeant-at-Arms was executing
the command of the presiding officer, a
scream was heard in the galleries. A lady
had fainted, and another younger lady had
to be assisted while the screamer was being
carried from the galleries. Later it was
discovered that the ladies were tbe wife and
daughter ot the Senator, who had come on
for the inauguration, and had come to the
Senate gallery to witness with pride the
participation of the husband and father in
the august closing proceedings of the
A FETJITLESS EFFOKT.
As is weil known, the- Senator has for
several days been endeavoring to secure an
exeentive session for the consideration of
the nomination of Commissioner Webb,
the District of Columbia, to succeed
self, but has not been as successful as he de
sired. His action in this matter was in op
position to the policy of the Eepnhlican'
caucus.and his course gave great concern to
the members of that party.
Up to to-night they have been able to cot '
trol the matter by various parliamentary pre
texts and technicalities, but it had reached
such a point that the only way in which
the nomination could be defeated, except by
direct rejection, which the Democrats did
not want for obVlous reasons to permit, waj
to talk it .to death, and that would occupy
too much valuable time. So when the Sen
ate reconvened this evening after tne uay'f
--- 41-m-u. moo a doai nn iliA litrt nf tfie
Benublieaniiio avoid, no xecntye session,?
&, TWV 'RMiTraSrrfRr: whose condition
was as bad from a total abstinence pointof
view as it Has Deen at anytime in uis omciai
life, was determined to push his motion for
an executive session,
INGA1I.S ON HI3 DIGNITY.
His efforts in this direction were ignored by
President Pro Tem Ingalls until they could
no longer be so treated, and then, when the
motion was maae ana pui, rresiaem xngans
declared it lost. This was not satisfactory
to Mr. Biddleberger, who continued his
interruptions of business. Finally the
Chair informed him he would not be recog
nized further. This statement delivered
before the occupants of crowded galleries,
who had been moved to laughter at the
failure of the Virginia Senator to se
cure an executive session seemed to stun
him and he left the chamber. That he
would proceed in the manner he did to
express his feelings toward the Presi
dent no one imagined; and when he
returned a few minutes later, again inter
rupting the pending business to announce
that he had telegraphed to Governor Lee his
resignation for the remaining 15 hours of
his term of office, because a Bepublican Sena
tor from Virginia could not obtain recogni
tion from the Chair, a genuine sensation
was created in the chamber, both on the
floor and in the galleries.
This rapidly rose to excitement when
under the continued interjections by the
irate Senator and his attempts to speak,
the presiding officer ordered the Sergeant-at-Arms
to arrest him.
TAKEN FEOSI THE BOOM.
Mr. Biddleberger's appeal to be judged
by the Senate whether or not he had
violated any rule of the body was
unheeded, and Colonel Canaday pro
ceeded to execute the orders of the
Senate. He took hold of. .Mr. Biddle
uerger's coat lappel and the Senator grasped
his seat with one hand and 'd struggle
seemed imminent. The scene was an m
tenselv exciting one, and the vast throng
in the'galleries sat with suppressed breath,
while on the floor the tingle of nervous ex
citement was felt in every frame.
At this moment Mr. May, one of Colonel
Canaday's deputies, seized Mr. Biddleberg
er's hand and arm and bis grip being
loosened, Colonel Canaday putting an arm
around his body, thev "half carried, half
pushed him into the cloak room, the door
being but a few feet distant He was kept
there under guard of one of the deputy
sergeants-at-arms, while various of his asso
ciates endeavored to calm him and get him
into a reasonable frame of mind.
In the meantime the business of the Sen
ate proceeded and gradually the usual con
dition, and appearance of things in the pres
ence of a crowd reasserted themselves, and
the disgraceful, episode was over for the
time. At last accounts Biddleberger had
not received notice of the acceptance of his
resignation by Governor Lee.
HMTISG FOR THE FIELDS.
A Relative of Umbergcr Suspected of Being
implicated In Bis Murder.
tSFECIAL TZ&EOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Somebset, March 3. The excitement
over the murder and robbery of Farmer
TJmberger, near -JennerstowD, is unabated.
Searching parties are still out, but so far
no reliable trace of the murderers has been
found. Constable Bauch and a posse left
yesterday in the direction of the Connells
ville coke regions, with a good clue.
A close relation of the,agcd victim is now
stronglv suspected of having had a hand in
the murder. The robbery was the largest
that has occurred in "Somerset county since
1800, when the Tredweil Bank was broken
into and "525,000 stolen. The burglars es
caped and were never heard of afterward.
OTHER PEOPLE AT IT TOO.
Pern's Cabinet Has Volunteered to Go Oat
.'Lima, Pebu, March 3. The Cabinet has
resigned. The reason has not been pub
lished. No action will be taken by. the Ex
ecutive until Wednesday. Public atten
tion is not much concerned over the event
liumors, none of which are trustworthy, are
very conflicting as to whoshall compose the
new Cabinet."' '.'.-,': -'
MARCH 4, 1889.
IS IT WAR AT, LAST?
GEKMAN AND AMERICAN MEN-OF-WAR
FIGHTING AT SAMOA.
A Bamor Current In German Nnval Circles
The United States Vessel Said to
Have Boon tbe Aggressor
Bayard Doubt's tbe
Kiel, March 3. A rumor is current in
naval circles here that a conflict has taken
place in Samoan waters between an Ameri
can man-of-war and the German corvette
Olga. It is alleged that the American ves
sel fired the first .shot
The American and German Legations at
London have received no advices regarding
the reported engagement in Samoa between
warships of their respective Governments.
Secretary Bayard said to-night he had not
heard anything of the reported conflict. He
regarded such a conflict as highly improba
ble, as there was an understanding
that belligerent action in Samoa
should be suspended pending the confer
ence to be held at Berlin. He also pointed
out that it was hardly possible that inform
ation of such a state of affairs would be
known at Kiel before the news was received
at Berlin or Washington.
TRIED TO POISON A PRIEST.
Father Kolosluski, of Detroit, Given a Cake
Loaded With Strychnine.
BrXCTAI. TELEQBAM TO Till DISFATCR.1
Detroit, March 3. A negro boy hand
ed Father Kolosiuski, the rebellious priest
who has provoked several bloody riots in
Detroit, a cake with the priest's initials
elaborately worked out in the frosting on
top. Not being partial to sweets Kolosinski
took the cake from the box, intending to
give it away. As he did so a piece of the
cake fell on the floor. A pet cat belonging
to that priest devoured the morsel. . Shortly
afterward the animal was seized with violent
convulsions and died in a few minntes.
Kolosiuski, convinced that an attempt
had been made to poison him, had the cake
analyzed, and found that it contained a large
amount of strychnine. Though he had not
intended to eat the cake, the cat's misfortune
undoubtedly saved human life. Father
Kolosiuski kept the attempt on his life a
secret in the hope of finding the boy who
aeuverea tne package. A tnorougn searcn
has been made for the lad, but no trace of
him can be found and Father Kolosiuski
made the matter public to-day.
Will HOT PAY TAXES.
The Plea Set Dp by 1,400 Armed Dakota
Faego, Dak., March 3. United States
'Marshal Maratta and deputies arrived here
to-day from Turtle Mountain with four
prisoners, two of-whom, Andrew Breel and
Michael Allarr, were the leaders in the
tax rebellion oi the half-breeds a few
" Allar was an active participants the Biel
rebellion a few-rears apo. The "officers sair
pthere are 1,400 half-breeds, mostly armed
with-Winchesters, all thoroughly organ
ized, and very determined not to pay taxes
to the county officials.
They claim that the county was not prop
erly organized, and that the county officials
have no right to impose taxes upon them.
While they defy county officials and have
terrorized and intimidated the white popu
lation,Uhey show great respect to the Gov
ernment and quietly submitted to arrest
THE ARMY FOR B0U1AHGER.
Enormous Efforts Being Mndo to Stem the
Pabis, March 3. Five thousand letters
were seized in the offices of the Patriotic
League. A cursory examination shows
that a large number of the letters are from
subalterns and field officers in the army,
and indicate the adherence of the writers to
General Bonlanger, at a reception which
he gave to-day to members of the Revision
ist Committee and League of Patriots, de
nounced M. Tirard for striking down the
latter organization, which, he said, was a
valiant phalanx that had rendered such
service to the country as had awakened a
sense ot national dignity.
The famous sculptor Vasselot's exhibit
of busts has been prohibited by the exhibi
tion authorities, because .there is a bust of
Boulanger in the collection. The General
has written a letter to Vasselot commenting
upon the folly of the Government
BRITISH SPIES IN AMERICA.
President Harrison and Secretary Blaine
Urged to Investigate tho Matter.
SPECIAL TELEQEAJI TO THE DISPATCH.
Philadelphia, March 3. The Parnell
branch of the Irish National League
will this week, submit to President Harri
son and Secretary Blaine a resolation
adopted by it this afternoon and which will
be sent to every branch in the "United
States, urging joint action by Congress re
quiring the State .Department to demand of
-the English Government a statement of how
far it has carried on its spy system in this
country, military and otherwise.
The action is based on the testimony of
Dr1. LeCaron before the" Parnell Commis
sion. It alleges that spies paid by Great
Britain are now employed in the Govern
ment departments and United States Army,
which is equivalent to a declaration of war.
It advises a demand on England of the
names and addresses of all its spies in this
EARTHQUAKES IN ECUADOX
Severe Shocks and a General Panic Among
St. ELENA,EcuADOR,March3. -A sharp
shock of earthquake was felt here at 11:15
last night It lasted about 15 seconds, and
was followed a few minutes later by four
dther shocks, each less violent than the pre
ceding one. The direction was from east to
west. Shocks were felt at intervals during
the night and to-day.
A dispatch from Guayaquil says:" A
violent shock of earthquake was experienced
here at 11:03 last night During the night
and this morning there were 13 other shocks
of less severity. Clocks were stopped. The
telephone wires are down. Pnnio prevails
among the people.
FOR THE AMENDMENT.
Tbe Murpbys Will be Heard From nt tbo
1SPICIAL TELEOIUJI TO TSX DISPATCH.l
Bbaddock, March 3. At a temperance
meeting this afternoon, T. E. Murphy, son
of Francis Murphy, delivered a stirring ad
dress, in which he said: "This meeting Is
not a political temperance meeting. The
papers say that I nnd my father are against
the Constitutional amendment, hut I will
say this, that both, I and my father will be
heard from on this question when the proper
time arrives." The entire substance of his
remarks seemed to favof.the Constitutional
amendment; """ei- . r
Houses of Congress Drearily
Passing the Time Until
THEY HAVE TO ADJOURN FINALLY.
A long Wrangle in the Honse Over the
MEMBERS TIRED AND Ill-TEMPERED.
lynch, of Fennsylranb, Assumes the Boll of the
Congress spent the Sabbath mainly in
trying to do nothing serious, and succeeded
pretty well. Old Father Time refused to
hasten his pace, and the members did the
best they could to kill him, but without
avail. The old man refused to turn his
hour glass until the sand ran out, and
warded off all attempts upon his life with
his scythe. -He is still all right, but the
Fiftieth Congress is nearly dead.
ISFECTAI. TSLEQBAU TO THE DISPATCH.l
Washington, March 3. It was very
wet outside and very dry inside for the vast
crowds which endeavored to glean some en
tertainment from the proceedings of Con
gress this afternoon. The Senate was rep
resented by not more than eight or ten of
its members for most of the afternoon, and
they did nothing which could afford the
least amusement tor the spectators. It was
all mere routine
The House was very little better. There
was a good attendance, but the proceedings
were as dry as chips. Even that which was
interesting to those familiar with the
progress of legislation was of no moment to
the outsiders. For instance, to those ac
quainted with lcgislation.it was a very neat
bit of work for Chipman, of Michigan, to
get through his bill for the erection of a
public building at Detroit It was called
up and passed by nnanimous consent
Everybody wondered what had become of
the great objectors, Bland and Kilgore and
Holman. They were all in their seats, but
thev never opened their mouths. Judge
Chipman was congratulated on all hands on
his influence, but tho 'secret of his success
lay in the fact that Postmaster General
Dickinson has been at the House almost
constantly during the last two or three days,
and it was his persusive powers which
closed the mouths of the chronic objectors.
A little salve.
Then Mr. Cowles, of North Carolina, fol
lowed suit with another successful publio
building bill, appropriating $75,000 for
Newborn in his State. The Democratic
leaders permitted it to go through because
they have sat down so hard on his tobacco
tax repeal bill. They wanted to let him
have something, and there is nothing in the
world that will so thoroughly salve over
the wounds of a member of Congress' as to
give him a publio building for a town of
Messrs. Warner, of Kansas, and Browne,
of Indiana, attempted to gel similar favors
from the House, but the objectors thought
the public building business had gone far
enough, and the guillotine fell then and
there. Mr. 'Lynch, ot Pennsylvania, as
sumed the role pf 'the great objector, and
one after another bill for the con
sideration of', which unanimous con
sent was asked was sat down upon by
the gentleman from Wilkesbarre, who has
been so usually unoffensive during the whole
of his term that everybody wanted to know
what was the matter with Lynch. The mat
ter was that he was seated just across the
aisle from Bandall, and was simply saving
Randall's strength and wind by acting as
took a becess.
Tired attempting to get unanimous con
sent to anything-, the Honse decided to take
up the conference, report on the general
deficiency dui, and on tne proposition to
abandon the Washington aqueduct tunnel
temporarily, and lay a 48-incn surface main,
there was a wrangle' of an'hour and a half
that was entirely tiresome to the spectators,
who wanted to see a fight and hear somebody
call somebody else bad names.
It was nearly 5 o'clock before the unin
teresting conference reports were got out of
the way by agreeing with some portions and
disagreeing with others. Then members
again attempted to start the unanimous
consent racket, when the objectors got in
their work by securing a majority in favor
of a recess until 8 o'clock.
The recess of the House from 5 o'clock to
8,especially taken to cut off consideration of
the French spoliation claims clanse of the
general deficiency bill did not seem to put
members in a more amiable frame of mind
toward that proposition. There were only
about 50 members present, and Springer
immediately moved to take a recess. This
failing, the House proceeded to consider
the bill. Sayers, of Texas, who had charge
of the bill, moved that the House insist on
its disagreement with the Senate amend
ment, which' placed the appropriation of
$1,500,000 for the payment ot the spoliation
claims as a "rider" on the deficiency bill.
raising a hubbub.
McComas, of Maryland, one of the bright
est of the young members of the House,
moved that the House recede from its dis
agreement, and claimed the floor on his mo
tion. There arose the greatest hubbub of
the day, the opponents ot the "rider" de
claring Sayers had the floor, and its sup
porters, Beed, of Maine, among them,
arguing that he had the floor because his
motion took precedence of the other under
the rules. Hatch, of Missouri, was
in the chair, and he created
shouts of laughter by his ruling
that McComas could not take the floor with
his motion, though the Chair had plainly
recognized McComas to make the motion
under the pressure of laughter and the guy
ing and groaning of many of the members.
Hateh became so confused he scarcely knew
what he was saying, but finally, amid roars
"of laughter, adhered to his evidently absurd
Tt was the first little breeze of the day,
and the galleries were quite excited and de
lighted oyer it, though doubtless few of them
had any idea of what it meant. It will be
remembered that this is the same measure
which was discussed last August for more
than five weeks, 'jet notwithstanding the
fact ot this long consideration that antique
statesman, Mr. Buckalew, of Pennsylvania,
made a 15 minutes' speech which was main
ly devoted to declaring against considering
the claims in the confusion of the last mo
ment when due deliberation could not be
given to them.
A neat teick.
After an hour of debate ou the claims
clause, an extraordinary incident occurred.
Sayers, who had the bill in charge, having
a few minutes of his time left, yielded the
floor to Mr. Bland, of Missouri, who dis
cussed the bill only for a moment and then
made a motion to take a recess- Beed and
McComas protested in the most vigorous
and aggressive manner against this act of
the member who had. charge of the bill sur
rendering it and the floor to the enemies of
the claims clause, and for one hour a crowd
of members stood in front of the Speaker
endeavoring to arrive at some compromise.
A deal of bad feeling was evident, and it
would haye required little lurther aggrava
tion to precipitate ajollv row, but finally
the trouble was temporarily settled by Say
ers agreeing to let tnejbill go to a new con
ference without Instructions. As the con
ferees' passed oat, Crisp, of Georgia, at-
tempted to call up the Sullivau-Felton con
tested election case and the filibustering'
was transformed to the Bepnblicans' side.
Kenna, of California, a colleague of Felton,
taking tbe lead, and at 12 o'clock, the roll
was called on his motion to take a recess.
not much before them.
At midnight there were but two general
appropriation bills upon which final action
has not been taken by both Houses of Con
gress. The action of the House in insisting
on t its .disagreement to the French
spoliation claims amendment ou the
deficiency bill was taken with the tacit
understanding that the Senate would recede
from its position and allow the bill to
become a law without this provision in
corporated in it
The other bill upon which there are still
points of disagreement, is the sundry civil
bill. These points, which relate to. an ap
propriation for the benefit of the widow of
Chief Justice Waite and to the amount of
royalty to be paid for the use of steam
presses in the Bureau of Engraving and
Printing, will doubtless be agreed upon;
and the prospects are that all the appropri
ation bili3 will become laws before noon to
morrow. MORE FILIBUSTERING.
The motion for a recess having been voted
down, Mr. Payson, in the interest of the
land forfeiture bill, raised the question of
consideration, and Mr. Caswell, of Wiscon
sin, seconded him in the interest of the di
rect tax bill.
Then the shuttle-cock of filibustering once
more bandied over the Democratic side and
Mr. Stone, of Missouri and Mr. Outhwaite,
of Ohio, entered motions for recesses.
At 12:40 Mr. Hale presented to the Sen
ate the report on the deficiency bilL stat
ing that the Senate conferees had finally
agreed to the omission of the French spolia
tion claim amendment rather than have
this bill, and the sundry civil bill, which
lay behind it, fail.
The report was at once agreed to; and at 1
A. m. the Senate, on motion of Mr. Ed
munds, proceeded to the consideration of
The Honse then at 250 o'clock took a re
cess until 955 A. H.
HOME BULE SUBE.
Even Conservatives Can Read the Writing
on the Wall A Conservative Says
Parnell's Speech Opens Up
a New Prospect.
London, March 4. Mr. John Aird,
Member of Parliament for North Padding
ton, writes to the Times with reference
to the speech made by Mr. Par
nell in tbe House of Commons
on Friday last. Mr. Aird is a Conservative
and has always been a staunch upholder of
the Union. In his letter he says that Mr.
Parnell's speech opens up a new prospect,
and he asks whether all parties cannot
unite in the appointment of a committee
that will command tbe confidence of Parlia
ment to settle the Home Bule question,
with due regard to the claims of Ulster.
The Standard says:
Figott's snicide is a disaster for the Govern
ment. He alone could have explained much
that must now remain in obscurity regarding
the imputations of a conspiracy which
ought to be sifted to the bottom. Now that be
Is out ot the way tbe country will be flooded
with calumnies against tbe ministry. For tbe
rest, we think that the original object
of the commission has been attained,
except- for what wonld virtually be afresh
inqnlry it i3 difficult to find a reason for keep
ing the court ope,n. Tbe Judges conld give a
decision on the evidence already given.
THREE GOVERNORS AT ONCE..
AnAmnslng and Remarkable Stnto of Af
fairs In West Virginia.
SPECIAL TJXXOSAU TO TUX DISPATCH.
Chableston, W. Va., March 3. The
politicians are in a high state of excite
ment here to-night. To-morrow is the day
for the inauguration of the Governor, and
each of the three rival contestants for the of
fice ia endeavoring to establish his claim
over the others. General Goff,the Bepublican
candidate, arrived here to-day, and has been
busy with his advisers since he got off the
cars. He announced his firm determination
to take the oath of office at noon to-morrow,
come what may. He asserts that
he was elected to the Governor
ship, and that Judge Fleming,
the Democratic candidate, admits in his
notice of contest that Goffhad 110 majority.
It was the dnty of the Speaker of the House
during the session of the Legislature to an
nounce the vote, but his failure to do so
does not invalidate his claim.
Governor Wilson bases his claim to hold
over on section 91 of article 24 of the con
stitution, and says he will hold the office
against all comers, as he conceives it to be
his dnty to do so. President Carr, of the
Senate, bases his claim likewise on the con
stitution and will qualify. Judge Fleming,
contesting Goff, is looking on with deep in
terest. Will NOT IMPEDE PROGRESS.
Union Printers Agree That Type-Setting
Machines Must be Welcomed.
rSPEClAL TELXGBAM TOTHE DISPATCH.l
New York, March 3. Typographical
"Union No. 6 met this afternoon in Claren
don Hall, and had a long discussion over
the introduction of type-setting machines
into printing offices in this city. It
was agreed by many of those present that
typesetting machines would eventually win
their way in printing offices, and it was
almost unanimously decided not to object
to their introduction into offices where tbe
union scale is paid and where the machines
are operated by members of the union.
There had been talk of deferring action
until Sunday next to give all the members
of the union a chance to discuss the sub
ject, but the sentiment was so nearly unani
mous that there was no need of delay. It
was decided to take part in the effort of the
American Federation of Labor to establish
eight hours for a days' work.
ASSAU1TED A POSTMASTER.
The Nephew ot a Senator Attacks an Inof
El Paso, Tex., March 3. At Ysleta,
Tex., a town 12 miles south of here, this
morning, Postmaster J. L. Krouse was as
saulted by W. H. Harris, a nephew
of Senator Harris, of Tennessee.
Harris has been sending for his
mail habitually after office hours, and in a
polite attempt to correct such irregularities
Krouse incurred his - anger. This morning
while Krouse was opening his mail-box,
Harris came up from behind and dealt him
two severe blows on the head with a pistol.
The third blow Krouse, although stunned,
warded off. The pistol fell in the street.
Then followed a rough and tumble between
the two. Harris was worsted. The people
of Ysleta are very indignant at Harris,
while Krouse, whose wounds are very seri
ous, has the sympathy ot all.
Two Respectable Men Found Fatally In
jured Wtbln an Hour.
New York, March 3. Two respectable
looking men, whose names are 'supposed
to be Jasper Post, of New York, and Luke
Batigan, of Newark, were brought
to a New York hospital last night
fatally injured by clubbing on
the heads. A singular part of it was that
they were picked up within a very short
distance ot each other and within, an'hour's
Two burly men who said they were police
men, tut declined to give their names,
called at the hospital and said Post was
their prisoner. They were badly scared
when told that he was likelv to din.
IjjP'T -"., . .tff a . --.. Tl
Should peruse tha
All having Houses
to uent can secure
tenants by adver
tisln .In THE DIS-
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But the Weather is the Leastof
All Unpleasant Things
EXTORTION ON EVERY SIDE-
The President's Last Day in Office
Yery Busy Sunday, but
HE AND HIS WIFE ATTEND CHURCH.
Cleveland and Harrison Both Praying for
Fair Weather for To-Dny All Train!
Late-Great Fortunes Being Made br'
Walt as nnd Guides Tbe Misery Only
to Last One Night Bob Pinkerton and
Roger O'Mara Trying to Keep the
Crooks Under Control Hackmcn Who
Overreached Some of the Interesting
Sights Washington No Place Jnst Sow'
for a Poor Man.
The City of Washington is overflowing
with moisture and people. The rain de
scends in torrents and the visitors arrive in
thousands. It is no place for a man with
out money. At every turn stands a regi
ment of men whose command is "Stand and
deliverl" A cot is now cheap at 58, and a
poorly cooked meal at any hotel or restaur
ant costs less than the tip to the waiter, who
has started a bank account. Despite tha
demands on his time, President Cleveland
attended church with his wife yesterday.
IFBOM A STAJT COBBESPOSDEJT.
Washington, March 3. Although
every moment has been a pearl ora diamond
with President Cleveland to-day, he occu
pied his pew with Mrs. Cleveland in- Dr.
Sunderland's church this morning. Itwa?
the last sermon that the President and hia
wife would hear in the church, and it waf
jammed with visitors and others to see
them. From the President's bearing no-
one would suppose that he was to step down
from his exalted position at noon to-morrow.
It was raining in torrents as the President
and Mrs. Cleveland stepped from their car
riage to enter the church. They had to
pass through a lane of loungers anxious to
see them. The President was calm and,
matter-of-fact, and Mrs. Cleveland was as
gracious a3 if it was her first Sunday as
mistress of the White House. At the close
of the service many of the parishoners said
good-bye and wished them all possible hap-'
As Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland re-entered the
carriage to be driven back to the White
House they heard the blaring ot a dozen
bands, leading white and colored troops,
who have come here to assist in inaugurat
ing his successor. It was
still baininc in buckets,
but the troops slid along over the slippery
asphalt pavements, with heads up and eyes
straight ahead, no matter how much or often
their legs became entangled.
There has been marching and counter
marching in front of the White House all
day long. Every regiment that comes to
town feels positively obliged to marsh from
the depots to the White House and go
through marching evolutions. The bands
play all the music that this or any other
country ever heard, and the sounds are
wafted through the bare branches of tbe
trees until there is just a faint tintinnabula
tion on the windows of the White House.
The President has been in his office every
spare moment It is possible that he will
spend most of the night at work. There is
a pile of bills constantly flowing in on him.
They are on thick parchment paper, and all
signed by Speaker Carlisle, who worked
like a steam engine to re-elect Cleveland,
and by John J. Ingalls, who was equally
energetic in his efforts to bring about his
One fine bunch of lilies and orchids- was
on the President's desk. These were given
by Queen Victoria, but they received only
casual glances as the President studied tbe
bills belore him. There are many who be
grudged the time the President gave to
church. These are the men interested ia
pension and other bills, and they have sim
ply haunted the. White House grounds all
FAREWELL PBIESDLV HANDSHAKES '
Not a dozen people were admitted to see
the President. Those who were said goodbr
and received a friendly grasp of the Presf
dental hand in reply.
General Harrison is very much interested
in the weather to-morrow, and Mr. Cleve
land says he is too. They both hope for a
clear day, and President Cleveland added,
with a smile, when he referred to the matter
to-day, "Yon know I am part of the show."
The miseries ot this day to the tens of
Cols 3 Each a Right.
thousands already here are almost incredi- " "
ble. Thousands have had no place to gsv'
but the streets. They could hang on to tha
edges of their cols in the hotels and. board
ing bouses if they preferred that to tha
sloppy and muddy streets. The hotel cor- '
ridors were packed with struggling naobi
All flip rflin rlilrti n?A Vi-n(n. -1L t
thousands are from two to three hours late. ;
.uv suw UUVih faOvVHBlH, ixHgr.
have gone up from 33tg$e a night, aa4tj
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