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ANY ONE CAN MAKE
"Who has a good article to seU,and wbo adver.
tises vigorously and liberally. Advertising is
truly the life of trade. All enterprising and
judicious advertisers succeed.
The Governor Admits the Neces
sity of Raising' Funds,
i but Disowns the
GENERAL REVENUE BILL
In Fact, Says He, He Knows Nothing
Particularly About It,
HE G1YES THE AMENDMENT A BOOM.
An Emphatic Denis! From Governor Bearer
of llie Gossip About His Holding Whip
Over tbe Legislature Bon. Henry Hall
Describes the 3Iennre In Question
How it Affects Natural Gas Companies
Koch Corporations na Fei manent n Any
Others And! tor General McCamant Also
Talks Abont tbe Bill Possibilltr ot tbe
Supreme Court Reversing Itself.
Dispatch correspondent, says he is not re
sponsible for the authorship of the general
revenne bill. He admits having read the
first draft of the measure and making some
suggestions in the Tray of improvements,
bat adds that henow knows nothing par
ticularly about the bill. The bill was read
for the first time in the House last night.
.The little natural gas companies in the oil
country, it is said, will feel the corporation
TROlf A STAFF COBHXSFOXDEXT.J .
Hareisburg, March 1L It has pre
viously been stated in The Dispatch that
gossip around tbe halls of legislation pic
tured the Governor of the Commonwealth
as admonishing members in a mild way that
unless they pass the general revenne bill as
it stands, appropriations for State institu
tions will have to be trimmed down
almost to the vanishing point. This was
understood at that time to be a mere friendly
hint, based on the Gubernatorial knowledge
that a Supreme Court decision had cut off a
large-slice of the revenue from the gross re
ceipts of corporations.
The remarks on the subject attributed to
the Governor were considered at-first merely
of a friendly and advisory character. More
recently the gossip has taken a more vigor
ous turn, and the Governor has been pho
tographed as standing over the Legislature,
whip in hand, saying to the members:
, Holding the Whip in Hand.
"Gentlemen, keep in line there, please.
If you don't, you'll find your appropriations
vetoed, the first thing you know, and how
will you like that?"
Because of this gossip it has been stated
that n plan is talked ol by some of the Sena
tors to avoid any decision on tbe date of ad
journment until all the appropriation bills
are in and acted on, when the date will be
fixed sufficiently far ahead to force the Gov
ernor to communicate his approval or dis
approval of the bills to the Legislature in
time for that body to try to bring a two-thirds
majority to bear on such measures as the
Governor sees fit, in his wisdom, to veto. A
part of the plan, also, is to hold the revenue
hill back until the appropriation bills shall
all be disposed of in this way.
The Governor's General Denial.
The Dispatch correspondent called on
General Beaver this afternoon and stated
frankly to bin? the latest gossip concerning
his position on the general revenue bill.
"There's nothing in it at all," he said.
"The fact is I don't bother about the bills
until they come officially before me, and I
men x asc tne Attorney ixenerai lor nts
opinion on law points, and ask for opinions
of heads of other departments, as required,
on points .concerning which, from their
official position, they are able to give
answers. There is only one bill that I am
familiar with, and thatis the one sent me
by the United States War Department con
cerning the right to purchase certain prop
erty at Gettysburg. Two years ago I ielt it
my duty to read the bills as they were intro
duced in the Legislature, but I found in
many instances when they reached me for
signature ihat they were very materially
different from the bills that had been intro
duced, and I had had my trouble for noth
ing. This session I am paying no attention
to" the bills until they come to me for official
Not the BUI ns He Saw It.
"I saw a first draft of the general revenne
bill," admitted the Governor. "I also sug
gested some improvements, as I considered
them, for the purpose of simplification, but
I -have learned since that they were not
adopted. That, I believe, is really all I
know about the measure just now. Abont
manufacturing corporations? "Well, when
I saw the bill there was no repealing clause
attached to it, and I imagine the law of
1885 will continue to apply to them."
-"Ireally know particularly nothing about
the bill," continued General Beaver.
"When it reaches me I will ask the Auditor
General for his opinion as to the effect the
bill will have upon the State revenues. B's
his business to know that Yes,
it is necessary to make good the
revenue deficiency that will be caused
by the gross receipts tax decision.
The loss of revenue from license lees, in
case the Constitutional amendment passes
in June, I do not consider so important.
The State "had merely a fractional interest
in them to begin with, and there will be
Great Gain In Other Ways
to offset the loss of revenues. The courts,
for instance, will not be so thronged with
business, and the jails will not be so full of
prisoners. That is something worth think
To-night the general revenue bill was
read in the House for the first time. This
procedure, of course, is merely a matter of
form. To-morrow thebill will come up as
a SDecial order, and then there will be an
exciting time, unless all signs fail. A half
dozen members remained here over Sunday
for the special purpose of studying the
measure Some of thee afe convinced that
"they have found serious defects in it, and
they intend to make a fight on it
Hon. Henry Hall, of Mercer, who has
been Spending much of hit time with Audi
tor General McCamant lately, and who will
have charge of the bill on the floors of tbe
4 .v4S - s 4WPV
House, said this afternoon: "The bill in
general is the same asthe existing revenue
law. The principal difference is thatit
doesn't exempt manufacturing corporations
from .the State tax.
Only Special Interests Object.
"You were right in saying in The Dis
patch that the State officers could not look
on the question from the standpoint of the
special interests affected, and you will find
that all the objection to the bill comes from
special interests. It is the general good of
the State the revenue officers seek,and what
is for the general good is as much for the
good of the special interests who are object
ing as it is for the good of every one."
"How about natural gas companies?"
"They are a new subject ot taxation.
When the existing law was passed, natural
gas companies were a newer thing than now.
If such companies as the Philadelphia
can't afford to pay a tax to the State, who
"But," interrupted a bystander, "you
shonld take into consideration the lack of
permanency in the natural .as business. " ,
"There seems," retorted Mr. Hall, "to be
sufficient permanency in the business to in
duce men to pnt hundreds oi thousands of
dollars into it. There is as much risk in
every line of business as there is in natural
The Little Fish Bound to Squirm.
"I have no doubt," said Hon. A. W.
Smiley, of Clarion, "that the big natural
gas companies are quite willing to have a
tax levied on corporations and companies
of this class. The little concerns are the
ones that will suffer, and the big ones, of
course, won't weep if these go to the wall.
There are plenty of little natural gas com
panies np in the oil country that will feel
this tax severely."
Auditor General McCamant said this
evening: "Theonlv object of the bill is to
provide revenne and correct those provisions
of existing legislation that have been de
clared unconstitutional, directly or by in
ference. It was necessary, tor instance, to
frame the bill to make the cross receipts tax
apply only to business done wholly within
the State. Then tbe decision in the Fox
appeal, which you hear quoted so mnch,
carried with it the inference that exemption
of some of the corporations from taxation,
while taxing others, is unconstitutional.
Other courts have given us very strong hints
to the same effect. The bill, therefore, es
pecially repeals the exemption clause of the
act of 1885.
A Reversal Not Impossible.
"Of course it is barely possible that on a
direct decision on this question the Supreme
Court might reverse this position which it
indicates it has taken, but I see no room for
it to do so, and no way it can do so, in view
of what it has already said. Now, with re
sard to the exemption ot corporations in
other States, I find some people who opnose
our revenue bill are laboring under a delu
sion. Ohio, for example, according to the
last report of her Auditor General, places a
tax of 2 2-10 mills on their real estate for
State purposes, and taxes their stock in the
hands of the owner. West Virginia levies
a tax on them amounting to 35 cents on the
$100. JS ew Jersey I cannot speak definitely
concerning. As I have stated before, there
is no disposition to oppress any one, but the
State must have money to meet the neces
sary expenses of government, and if it is
unconstitutional to exempt one corporation
from taxation while taxing, another, then
"WBTnust taxalL-t- Wo certainly Can't ex-J
empt all." Simpson.
CLEARED THE DECKS.
All the Bills on House and Senate Calendars
Through First Reading; The Legis
lative Record Gets a Very
IFKOH A STAFF COBnESPONDKtT.l1
Hareisburg, March 1L Thus far, 667
bills have been introduced in the House
and 521 have been reported from committee;
131 have been negatived by committees, 297
have passed first reading, 85 have passed
second reading and 29 have passed third
reading. In the Senate 231 bills have been
read in place and 160 have been reported
from committee, 15 with a negative recom
mendation; 122 have passed first reading,
110 have passed second reading and 69 have
passed finally. Twelve bills have been
signed by the Governor.
The House to-night went throngh the
whole calendar of bills op. first reading.
Beading Clerk Baker has become an expert
in making the words slip trippingly from
his tongue, and expedited matters wonder
fully. The Senate also exhausted its cal
endar, which wasn't a circumstance to that
of the Honse, which numbered 92.
It would have been a tame session in the
House'"had not Representative Blackburn,
of Westmoreland, made an attack on the
Legislative Record, in a preamble and reso
lution that were referred, on motion of Cap
tain Skinner and Mr. Cafferty, to the Com
mittee on Printing, which will probably
hold them until too late to do business with.
The preamble recited that the board was
gnilty of continuous and persistent misrep
resentation and consumed the time of the
House by inducing the members to talk.
In view of this Mr. Blackburn resolved that
the publication of the Record, be stopped at
the expiration of the present contract, which
is oneyear from Jnne 1st next.
In support of his resolution Mr. Black
burn explained that a resolution of his
which had; been passed in .February last
appeared in the Record as laid on the table.
Furthermore, he found that the Record cost
$16 a page, or about $32,000 for' a session
like the last one, and he thought the money
could be used to better advantage as pay
ment for advertising in newspapers the
laws passed. Beside he thought there was
an able corps of correspondents always
present who gave the public all the legisla
tive news there was going. As an instance
of the utter uselessness of the Record he
states that the leaves of the majority of them
on the member's desks remained uncut.
Captain Skinner supported Mr. Black
burn's statement concerning the inaccuracy
ot the Record.
In this connection a very good story is
told of ex-Bepresentative Owens, of Bed
ford, who lastsession spoke strongly against
excluding hawks from the scalp law, but
whose remarks were twisted to the direct
contrary in the.ifccord, as a consequence of
which he was defeated for re-electioh.
HOPEFUL COOPER'S SURE THING.
The Collectorshlp of the Philadelphia Port,
if Quay Can Get It for Him.
FKOK.A STAT1 COERESFONDSST. 1
Habbisbubo, March lL Reports con
necting Senator Delamater's name with the
Philadelphia postoffice are entirely without
foundation. It is a well-known fact that
the Crawford county Senator is not a can
didate for any appointive office. Senator
Cooper is, however, and in spite of reports
in Eastern papers within the past few days
to the effect that there was feme hitch in
the arrangement to give him the collector-
ship of the port or Philadelphia, it is a fact,
now' well known, that he will have it if
Quay can secure it for him.
There are no flies on Mr. Quay's abili
ties in this line, and Mr. Cooper is undoubt
edly thoroughly harmonized.
THEATERS AS THEY SHOULD BE.
Principal Features Now Being Considered
by the LeglBlatnrc.
rraou a staff coBBEsrejiDEST.J
Haebisburg, March 11. The only bill
on second reading in the House to-night
was the theater bill of Mr. Boberts. Mr.
Biter, of Philadelphia.opposed it asunneces
sary and as imposing a heavy expense. Mr.
Boberts supported it in a speech in which
he read a list of theater casualties to show
the necessity for the measure. Mr. Biter
called for the yeas and nays on the first
section of the bill, andthe vote being 107
in its favor and 10 against, the remaining
sections passed without opposition. The
main features of the bill follow:
Theaters and opera houses hereafter erec
ted must have at least one front on the
public highway or street, with suitable
means of entrance and exit. In addition,
there shall be an open space not less than
ten leet wide, on the side not bordering on
the street, where the building is located on
a corner lot, and on both sides when not.
There shall be a corridor from snch open
space to the street, the opening to which
shall not be reduced to less than three feet.
The doors of this shall open to the street,
and shall not be locked, save bvaspring
lock, during the performance. The space
and corridors must not be used for staee
purposes, and the level of the corridor
must not be more than one step
above the level of the corridor at
the street entrance, and the grade from the
exit from the theater to the street mnst not
be more than one foot in ten. There must
be balconies of iron in the open space at
each level or tier above the parquet, with
iron stairways to the floor of the open space,
and there shall be similar balconies and
stairways on the street side.
No license shall be given a theater until
the provisions of this law are complied
FOOD ADULTERATION FAVORED.
The Bill on the Subject Negatively Reported
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Haerisburg, March 11. In the House
to-night the bill to prevent the adulteration
of foods and drugs was reported negatively.
Bills were introduced as follows:
By Blair, of Greene, providing for the re
funding of the tax erroneously paid on horses
and cattle In 1878 and 1879: by Wall, of Phila
delphia, appropriating $15,200 to the State
Board of Health and $3,000 for special sanitary
purposes; also bill to provide for the parity of
water supplies; also a bill to prevent the deposit
of tbe carcasses of dead animals in streams or
streets; by Hayes, of Venango, a bill authoriz
ing captains of military companies to adminis
ter oaths: by Stewart, of Allegheny, a bill re
quiting tbe registration ot aldermen, justices
of the peace and notaries public
The work oi the Senate was as follows:
A resolntion was passed adding an hour to
tbe sessions on Tuesday. Wednesday and
Thursday. A bill requiring telegraph, tele-
Shone aud electric light wites to be placed un
ergronnd in cities containing over SOO.000 was
reported witb amendment exempting railroad
companies operating wires for their own use.
A bill to repeal the fence law of 1794 was affirm
atively reported, as was the .bill to provide tor
the traveling expenses of Commissioners and
Directors oi the Poor.
' Eccles Robinson for Campbell.
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son stopVied off hsaiffo-nieh't on" 'his wavto
Washington, andbongh the contrary has
been stated in Pittsburg, he said very em
phatically that he intended to do all he
could in favor of John Campbell, and to
knock Martin out for the office of Labor
TO SATE SULLITAN'S SOUL.
A West Indian T;nd Makes a Fervent Appeal
to the Great Pugilist.
tSPECIAT. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New York, March 11. A West Indian
boy who is an attendant at the mission at
1631 Tremont street, Boston, sent to John
L. Sullivan the other day through Mrs.
Susan G. Job, the manager of the Mission,
this message, inclosing a story of Jerry Mc
Auley: JohnL. Sullivan, Esq.:
Dear Sm-A West Indian lad under our
charge, powerful and strong, has taken
a deep Interest in what he has heard
of yon. He feels very anxious that
yon with your magnificent powers of strength
and physical skill, should be sure of heaven
and yonr soul be saved through Jesus, who
shed His blood and laid down His life as an
atonemeDt for you. Will von believe it and
take Him for yonr BavionrT
How mnch yon conld do in the world, more,
powerful even than yonr bodily feats, to bring
in others to-God. The Indian boy wants yon to
accept this story of Jerry McAnley and be snre
to read it. If yon are in New York will you go
in and listen where Mrs. McAuley carries on
the meetings? Yon know we all need a
Saviour, and mnst be saved throngh Him or
not at all.
Mr. Sullivan, will you have your name
written on the Lamb's Book of LIfoT Yon are
strong now, but yon will need those everlast
ing arms some time. Christ loves you, Christ
needs you, Christ died for yon.
The big fellow didn't pay any attention
to the letter. "I keep my religion to my
self," he said. "These religious cranks are
worse than prize fighters."
BLAINE TO THE FRONT.
He Will Demand the Release of nn Ameri
can Citizen by Rassln.
fFPICIAJ. TZLEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.1
Bridgeport, Conn., March -11. Sev
eral days ago Attorney J. B. Klein went to
Washington to intercede in behalf of Her
man Kempinski, a young Bussian who lies
in prison at Eowen, Bussia, and who will
be banished to Siberia the 1st or May un
less that Government is compelled to de
liver him over to the United States.
Kempinski went to his native land from
this city several months ago, armed with
credentials of his citizenship and the proper
passports, but was arrested because he ran
away to this county when of proper age to
become a soldier in the Bussian army.
Mr. Klein, who has interested himself in
behalf of Kempinski, obtained an interview
with Secretary of State Blaine at Washing
ton yesterday, and that official became at
once interested in the case. He advised
Klein to return to Bridgeport and collect
all the affidavits possible and retnrn at
once to the Capital, when the preliminary
steps toward demanding the release of the
prisoner will be taken.
THE NEW MILITARY SECRETARY.
Colonel Thomas F. Barr Will Assist Secre
tary ot War Proctor.
Chicago, March 11. Secretary of War
Proctor to-day telegraphed an order to
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas F. Barr, TJ. S.
A, of this city, to report immediately in
Washington for service as Military Secre
tary.' Colonel Barr leaves Chicago to-morrow
evenine. He filled the position of
Military Secretary under Alexander Bam
sey, also under Bobert Lincoln and for a
time under Judge Endicott
The army regulations have been twice
codified by him and he has occupied confi
dential positions as legal adviser to Gen
erals Terry and Crook at St. Paul and in
Chicago. Colonel Barr bore an important
part In the prosecution of Ku Klux cases in,
Mississippi and .Louisiana during the re
construction period.,, , -.
A COMBINED ATTACK
To Be Made in St. Louis, atKoon To
Day, on Chicago Dressed Beet
BEAUTIFUL CHANCE FOE BOODLE.
Legislatures of Several States Waiting to
Pass a General Bill
FREEZING OUT THE CHICAGO PRODUCT.
Sanitary Grounds and laws Against trusts to Be
Bight on the heels of the deleat of the
dressed beef bill in the Pennsylvania Legis
lature, with its accompanying unpleasant,
but improved rumors of boodle'i, power, a
convention is to be held in St. Louis for the
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by several Western Legislatures against the
assassination of cattle any place except
nv jnYTAWA I J AVtAwa I . Mnif I amka m 4 nS fflia I
where they are to be sold and consumed. Chi
cago defeated the purposes of a similar con
vention last fall, and, its agents seem to have
faith in the same power helping them again.,
rSFXCIAL TZLEQBAM TO THX DISPATCH.
St. Loins, March 1L At 12 o'clock to
morrow the committees appointed by the
Legislatures of the Western States and Ter
ritories will meet at the Southern Hotel, for
the purpose of formulating a bill on the
beef question to be passed simultaneously
by the various Legislatures. The present
gathering diners from its predecessors in
the fact that it isn't composed either of cat
tle men or butchers. The object is to secure
quarantine regulations against beef 'and
pork shipped to the different States by the
Chicago Dressed Beef Company.
The present cenvention is an outgrowth of
the Butchers and Cattlemen's- Convention,
held here in last November, and a majority
of the delegates are understood to favor laws
requiring all cattle consumed in a State to
be inspected on the hoof by sanitary officers.
The Texas men intend to bring their State
laws against trusts to bear, while the other
States deem it best to rest their case on sani
WOULD LIKE TO ENTERTAIN THEM.
An invitation has been received from
Chicago asking that the convention visit
that city after the completion of its business
here, and it is urged that in justice to the
Chicago side of the question the delegates
ought to accept. The StLouis butchers
are a unit against Chicago, and this ani
mosity, it is thought, is created by the fact
that the Chicago Dressed Beef Company
can put its choice dressed beef on saleln
this city at less price to the consumer than
the beef offered by the local butchers.
For a year past the butchers have been
howling about the great number -of diseased
cattle they allege are slaughtered in Chicago,
They tried to argue the cattlemen into tne
belief that the dressed beef companies were
responsible for tbe low price of stock, butr
uueny luueu in uiis, zu tne cattlemen, re
pudiated them last fall. The butchers and
the cattlemen who believe that stock should
be assassinated where it ir sold are pain?, to
try an3 corral the convention heChica&P
peupioiavc jiub yet uppcareu, uuk a uig
delegation is expected down to-morrow.
As to the probable scope of the work of
the convention, no two or the delegations
have exactly the same ideas, but all seem
reasonably unanimous upon the general
proposition that what is most wanted is
simultaneous co-operative legislation in all
the interested States against combines and
monopolies in the purchase of cattle and
other food live stock.
The Nebraska Legislature has already
passed a law providing for the inspection of
live stocs: upon tne hoot, and JNeorasca is
ready to co-operate with the other interested
States in passing laws making the organiza
tion of trusts or combinations for the con
trol of tbe live stock markets a felony. In
this respect General McBride declared this
evening the Nebraska delegation is author
ized and willing to go as far as any other
part of the convention.
The Texas delegation intends to present
its anti-trust law, recently passed, for the
consideration of the convention, and will
also advocate the passage of railroad laws
in each State similar to its own measure,
which places safeguards around the busi
ness of cattle transportation, and declares
that foreign railroads which discriminate
unjustly in favor of one shipper or class of
shippers and against another shall forfeit
all right to do business within the State.
A STRINGENT BILL PREPARED.
The Kansas Legislators have with them
copies of astringent State live stock in
spection bill which passed the lower branch
of the Legislature with bnt a few dissenting
votes, and only failed of passage in tbe
Senate because of the limit of the extra
session in which it was- considered was
reached before the bill conld be reached on
the Senate calendar.
Senator Gillett, of the Kansas delegation,
said to-night that if the convention should
agree on a plan of legislation to be recom
mended to the various State Legislatures
that are co-operating in the present move
ment, another extra session of the Kansas
Legislature was by no means an impossi
bility. The'delegates are open to argument, and
say they will hear both sidesof the question.!
The Chicago people convinced the conven
tion last fall that Chicago was right They
have also succeeded in convincing the
Pennsvlvania Legislature that they were
right, but not without the rharge being
made though not proved that at least
$60,000 worth of proof was necessary.
THE WAR m HAITI.
Reports of a Battle In Which Blppolyte's
Army Was Defeated.
rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Tork, March 11. A copy of Xe
ifontfeur, of Port-au-Prince, dated Febru
ary 28, arrived via New Orleans yesterday.
Its war bulletin says:
General Francois Pierre. Provisory Com
mander ot Valliere, after having taken from
the insurgents St Susanne, is now within one
mile 'of the river Trou at the head of a strong
army. Several prisoners have been taken,
among whom are Accillieu Pierre and Dupre
Colas. Colas is the chief of tbe delegation of
Cape Hayti. Among tbe dead at St. Susanne
were Dastarl SevereTCommandant of the Ar
Tondissement of the Trou. and bis son Daquin.
The enemy fled right and left leaving in our
hands two pieces of artillery and six cases of
ammunition. Communications are coming in
daily from tbe North expressing wishes for an
end to this crnel and useless war.
It is reported that Cape Haytlis in revolt
against Hlppolyte, and that tbe men whom be
wished to arm against Port-au-Prince -Are
threatening him. Rumor says that there is
fighting coingon in tbe streets of Oonalves
and 8c. II arc. Anarchy is said to reign in both
cities, but tbe sentiment of tbe majority favors
Legitime. The mails received yesterday
showed that tbe "Massacre of Grand Saline."
reported by tbe steamer CoDan, is nothing but
an --exaggerated report of an old affair pub
lished before Christmas.
A New Naval Commander.
SAN" Francisco, March 11. Bear Ad
miral Belknap, formerly commandant of
the Mare Island Navy Yard, sailed to-day
for- China to take'' command of the Asiatic
squadron. .,., t x -
Ships Which Will Be Constrncted In the
Near Future Additions 'That Will
, Blake Our Hea Force at
Washington, March 11. Unless unfor
seen obstacles are encountered within a few
month's after the beginning of the next fiscal
year, July 1, contracts will have oeen let
for the construction of new war
vessels which will in the aggregate
increase the tonnage of the navy' by
nearly 15,000 tons. Although the majority
of the new vessels will be small craft com
pared with tHe monster ironclads of Europe,
they will embody in their construction the
latest approved ideas, and from their
high speed and heavy armament
will be very formidable ships of
war. When SecretaryWhitrieyrelinqulshed
his office he left as a legacy to his successor
the responsibility lor bnilding eight new
vessels, authority for whose construction
wasgiven by theFjftieth Congress during its
session. The list includes three 2,000-ton
cruisers or gunboats, vessels somewhat larger
than the Yorktown, just finished, and siuii-
lar to that vessel in many respects.
, embodying many new feaN
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ures. There will be two 3,0W-ton
cruisers. These vessels will be smaller
by 1,000 tons than the new cruiser Newark,
but by law they are required to attain the
extraordinary speed ot 20 knots an hour. If
this requirement is met and the heavy
ordnance in contemplation supplied these
fleet boats will be the terror of the seas to a
A great iron clad of 7,500 tons, a protected
cruiser ot 5,300 tons and a small gunboat of
800 tons burden complete the list Designs
for the vessels have already been prepared
by a naval board and await approval by the
Secretary. Meanwhile, in anticipation of
that approval, Commander Wilson, of
the construction bureau has added to the
force of draughtsmen employed in prepar
ing the details of tbe designs, and it is be
lieved that the advertisements for proposals
for building some of the vessels could be
issued within two months.
In nddifinn tn th vpccpla nlimrp deRfiTlhed
congress, at its last session, provided for
the construction of four more cruisers, in
cluding the Thomas cruising monitor and in
an emergency their construction could be
commenced within the present year.
N0 MORE NEWS FROM SAMOA,
And the Blalneg,Fatber and Son, Are Not at
Washington, March 11. At the State
and Navy Departments to-day the same re
ply, now becoming somewhat monoton
ous, "We have no . information,"
is made .in answer to requests
for some news regarding the alleged de
struction of the Nipsic at Samoa. Mr.
Walker Blaine says that the Department of
State utterly discredits the story, and is free
from apprehension upon the subject.
It now appears that the United States
naval officer who was stationed at Auck
land, the nearest cable point to
Samoa, rejoined the Nipsic some
time ago. Nevertheless, the Navy De
partment holds that it would be
speedily informed of the reported engage
ment through the United States Consul at
Auckland, had any such thing hap
pened. To forward news to Ber
lin, the Olga must have run
over to Auckland, and at least her arrival
there would have been reported, if indeed
the secret ot her mission to the.cable station
did not leak out through some of the sailors.
Captain .Mullan, of the Nipsic, was
ordered toV'protest and use his good offices."
These"Weet,in substance, like the instruc
tions given Admiral Kimberly, which at the
time they were issued were regarded in
some quarters as being too narrow add in
adequate to carry out tbe popular wish.
It may be recalled, however,
that Secretary Whitney said at the
time, In a communication ultimately
laid before the House Naval Committee,
that it was as far as he could go in the ab
sence of any definite declared policy on the
part of this Government in regard to the
HE WON'T RESIGN.
United States Attorney Watts Says He Will
Cling; to His Office.
ISPECTAZ, TELEGBAil TO TUX DISPATCH.1
Wheeling, March 11. There is but one
sentiment as to President Harrison's de
mand for the resignation of United States
AttornejiWatts, of this State. It is done
to shield indicted Bepublicans against the
election laws. General Watts' friends have
advised him to refuse to resign, and to-night
he telegraphed the following reply to the
Charleston, March 9.
Hon. W. H. H. Miller, Attorney General, Wash
ington, D. C.
Your telegram of this date, requesting my
resignation of the office of Atttomey General
for the District of West Virginia, has been re
ceived. I know of no act of mine, either official
or otherwise, which, in tbe absence of cause
beinz assigned, would justify me in tendering
my resignation. I therefore decline to make
such resignation, and if tbe President wants
me to vacate the office of United States Attor
ney, without cause being assigned, let him as
sert his prerogative. C. C. Watts,
United States Attorney.
The Federal Court meets on the 14th;
over 200 indictments, implicating the most
prominent Republicans in the State, are to
betried. Cowden, the man who report
says is to succeed Watt, is connected with
one ot these cases, and it is confidently as
serted that he could be proven guilty. No
act of the kind for y-ars has wakened such
geneial indignation as this demand for
Watt's removal at this time.
A CATHOLIC BISHOP'S IDEA.
No Sectarianism In Either Politics or the
rRPECIAt. TKLEOBAU TO Tn DISPATCH.!
Detroit, March 11. Bishop Foley as
tonished'the Catholics to-day by coming
ont in on interview taking strong ground in
Javorof the public school system. A com
mittee of ladies recently called upon tbe
Bishop, bearing a petition for the admis
sion of women's votes for school inspectors.
Bishop Foley signed the petition, and the
woman suffragists were delighted. Being
asked to-day if he was in favor of woman
suffrage generally, the Bishop said he was
not, and added:
1 signed it because I thought perhaps it
migut prove of some benefit to education, and.
perhaps, tako the schools out of politics. I le
Mieva In the State providing educational facili
ties for its citizens, and 1 believe that tbe pub
lic schools should be non-sectarian. Sectarian
ism should not be allowed to enter into either
politics or public schools. When I vote I vote
as John Foley, an American citizen, and I
would vote I6r a Protestant candidate against
a Catholic ff the former was better fitted for
tbe place in question than tbe latter. 1 do not
approve, however, of tbe malptenance of
schools for the rich out of money taken from
GERMANY REACHING OUT.
Tbe North German Lloyd to Take tho Place
of nn American Line'.
San FRieNCisco, March ll.In -an in
terview to-day John D. Spreckles, President
ot the Oceanic Company, whose steamers ply
between this city and the Samoan islands,
New Zealand and Australia, said:
1 do not exoect our steamers to run to Samoa
and New Zealand after the end of October.
The colonies have taken a decided stand
against maintaining the line any longer. Un
less the United States bears one-half of the
total cost the service may not cease entirely,
because the North German Llovd Company
are arranging to secure it They are running
steamers from Germany to Sydney, and are
anxious to extend the service, which would be
part of their Bamoan policy.
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THE ICE IS BROKEN.
President Harrison Sends His" First
' Appointments to the Senate.
A gURPBISE TO THE APPOINTEE.
Only Three Foreign Minister anjl One
Assistant Secretary. v
NEW I0RKER8 KEPT BU8I AS BEES.
Benator Palmer Undecided Whether to Accept the
Presiedent Harrison created considerable
surprise yesterday by sending to the Senate,
for confirmation, only tour appointments.
Of these four ex-Senator Palmer Isn't sure
he will accept his offer the Spanish mis
sionand another, a man named, WashBurn,
is an almost unknown Massachusetts man.
Senator Quay's levees continue to be feat
ures of Washingtonlife, Not manyPenn
sylvanians appear in public places in Wash
ington just now.
ISFKCIAL TELEGEAM TO TUT DISPATCH.1 '
Washington, March 11. Everybody
was expecting that this would be a day of
many nominations, and consequently every
body was disappointed when the names of
three foreign ministers and& one assistant
secretary were found to comprise the whole
of the communication of the President to
the Senate. But these are admitted by
everybody to be the very best timber, and
an earnest that Mr. Harrison is de
termined to do what he can to put good
men in the leading places of the civil ser
vice. ' s-
While Senator Palmer is a person of re
markably advanced ideas for a public man,
he is also a gentleman of the finest social
qualifications, and with his great wealth
will probably give the upper ten thousand
of the city of Madrid something more mag
nificent in the way of entertainments than
they have had from any of his predecessors.
PLEASED THE CAXIFORNIANS.
Swift, of California, is almost as well
known as Palmer, through his prominent
part in California and national politics
within the last year, and his candidacy for a
Cabinet position. His appointment especially
satisfies the Californians, as it was for the
ministry to Japan, with which country
they hold almost as close commercial rela
tions as they do with the Eastern States,
All of the Bepublican Representatives from
the Pacific coast were at the Capitol when
the nominations came in, and were de
lighted with Swift's election for that par
John D. Washburn, of Massachusetts,
appointed Minister to Switzerland, is the
only one of the four who is not extensively
known here, and at the announcement of
his name there was a general inquiry of
"Who is Washburn?", which could be
answered pnly by the few New Englanders
that he is a clerical professor, of fine attain
mentsand a connection of the family of
Washburns which always bobs up when
there are good offices wanting to be filled.
THE MJCN fcOR THE PXACE.
George C. Ticbenor, of Illinois, who will
succeed Assistant Secretary Maynard, of
the Treasury, fs very well known at the
Capitol as a special agent of the Treasury
Department, and is vouched for by all who
know him to have just the ability and ex
perience requisite for a first-class official in
that position. "
The fact that four names only were sent
to the Senate occasioned a deal of gossip, as
it had been understood that the incumbents
for a large number of offices had been de
cided upon. It was positively asserted by
New Yorkers, this morning, that Bachellef,
of their State; Would be nominated to suc
ceed Assistant Secretary Thompson, of the
Treasury, and the fact that he was not led
to the inference that the friends of ex
Assistant Coon bad rallied so vigorously in
the cause of the latter as to succeed at least
in delaying the nomination of Bacheller,
who is the choice of the Piatt men. There
is little doubt that the President had de
cided last evening to appoint Bacheller,
and there is no doubt at all that Secretary
WIndom prefers Coon-, on account of his
genial personal qualities and his experience
in the department The New York men
BUST AS BEES, ALL DAT,
sometimes together and sometimes at the
White House, and there is a general curi
osity to know what will be the outcome of
this new phase of the lack of assimilation
among the New York leaders.
Much surprise was expressed, also, that
the names ot WhitelawBeid, William Wal
ter Phelps, John C. New. and Chairman
Huston, of Indiana, didn't turn up in the
list of nominations, as it was thought to
have been finally decided that tbe French
and British missions wonld be divided be
tween Beid and Phelps, that New would go
to Berlin or St. Petersburg, and that Huston
would be made United States Treasurer. It
is supposed, however, that the President did
not desire to go wholesale into the business
of filling foreign missions on the first day,
and that he doesn't want to use undue haste
in appointing Indiana office-seekers.
It will probably be several days before
the names of any Pennsylvanians appear
in the list, unless General Hazen secures
his oldlposition of Third Assistant Post
master General. There is
NO LET UP IN THE PRESSURE
that is being brought to bear in his favor,
and the fact of his being a Pennsylvanian
in addition to his experience and obliging
and companionable ways, may lead Post
master General Wanauiaker to throw the
weight of his influence in Hazen's favor.
Mr. Wanamaker returned to the city this
morning, after his trip to Philadelphia Sat
urday to be on hand to teach his famous
Bible classes, and found the ante-room of
his office already crowded with visitors,
nearly all of whom were applicants for va
rious positions in JheMepartment He re
ceived them as rapidly as possible, bnt in a
very business-like manner, as he would an
applicant for a position in his store, learn
ing their desires, sonnding their standing
and qualification and dismissing each one
with such a pleasant word as to make him
glad he came, whether he got anything or
Senator Quay also had his little levee of
office-seekers. After the conclusion of the
brief executive session of the Senate, the
Senator remained in the chamber and was
there besieged for an hour and a half by
persons from every part of the country, but
most ot them Pennsylvanians. He did not
exhibit the least impatience under the pres
sure, but talked with each and every one in
a leisurely manner, and then when there
was a brief lull slipped away, leaving young
Dick Quay, his son and confidential secre
tary, to act as a consulting medium for se
curing office. t
PENNSTLVANIANS NOT PLENTT.
Pennsylvanians are not as plenty by any
means as they were last week. Most ot.
those who seek office have their applications
and letters of urgency and compliment on
file, and are waiting developments at a less
expensive place than a Washington hotel.
Hon. A. W. .Lieisenring and Uenerai
William Lilly dropped down to-day to look
after the interests of some candidates of the
Eastern judicial and revenue districts, and
Hon. S. C. Koonce, of Clarksville, Mercer
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county, is here it is whispered, alter a for
Mr. Archie T. Bowand and Mr. Wilson
King, of Pittsburg, are stopping at. the
Edditt, the former working to work1 the
wires in the interest of "local candidates,
and 'the latter to look after his consulship.
Speculatibn in regard to the length of the
Senatorial session- forlhe confirmation of
appointments appears tofavor a period of
.several weeks, though Senator Edmunds
said to-day that they would be ready to ad
journ by Saturday night
PALMER COMPLETELf SUBPEISED.
He Wasn't Expecting; Anything;, and Hasn't
Decided to Accept.
ntPKCIAI. raLEOKAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Washington, March 11. The nomina
tion of ex-Senator Palmer to be Minister to
Spain, was a complete surprise to liim. He
had received no intimation of President
Harrison's intentions, although he lunched
with him on Friday, and did not know of
his nomination or that it was contemplated
until tbe information was telephoned him
from the capitol to-day. For this reason,
and because the nomination was not con
firmed, Mr. Palmer declined to talk about
the matter or to say whether he will accept
the appointment. He declined to be a can
didate for re-election to the Senate because
he was tired of public life and wished to
lay aside its work and responsibility. He
was not a candidate for a place in the Cab
net, but would have been nominated to be
Secretary of Agriculture had not the oppo
sition of a certain Michigan man led Gen
eral Harrison to remove his name from the
That successful opposition kindled a little
anger in "M r. Palmer's gentle bosom, and
he is now hesitating between the desire to
follow out his plans of retirement to private
'life and the advice of friends that bids him
remain in politics for awhile, if only for the
sake of sweet revenge.
It is understood that the nomination was
made by President Harrison in response to
a request from Senators Stockbridge and
McMillan, and as Mr. Palmer says, was
without his knowfedge. The impression of
the afternoon remains that he will accept
TB1ED FOR MAXSLAUGHrEB,
The Railroad Men Who Caused tbe
Ran Disaster Arraigned.
Mauch Chunk, March 11. The trial of
Engineers Cook and Major and Flagman
Hannigan, the Lehigh Valley employes
charged with having caused the Mud Bun
disaster, on the 10th oflast October, by which
60 lives were lost and many persons in
jured, was commenced here to-day. The
first case called was that of Engineer Cook.
Considerable interest is manifested in the
cases and the court house was thronged with
The first witness called was C. F. Wehr,
a civil engineer, whq produced a map of the
Mud Bun region. He was followed by a
draughtsman named France trOm the
Wilkesbarre shops of the Lehigh Valley
Baiiroad Company. Their evidence,
together with that of Alexander Mitchell,
Superintendent of the Wyoming division,
was mainly technical, and took up the
entire afternoon. At 6 o'clock court ad
journed until to-morrow morning.
BIDDLED WITH SHOT.
A Son of Gen. William Callom Murdered by
Kx635VTtLE,lTENN'., March .11. Albert
Cullom, son oi General William Cullum, of
Clinton, Tenn., 'a sub-contractor on
the Knoxville, Cumberland Gap and
Louisville railroad, was shot and
killed by a band of mountaineers
near Tazewell, Tesn., yesterday morning.
He was accused of having beaten an old
mountaineer named Sheffler, and a number
of the latter's iriends took up the matter.
They armed themselves with shotguns and
rifles and went in search of Cullom.
They found him in a railroad cut and de
manded of him to surrender at once. He
refused and started to draw his revolver.
They opened fire on him, and it is intimated
that over 100 buckshot and rifle balls
were loaded in his body. He continued fir
ing on his pursuers until he fell to the"
ground mortally wounded. The occurrence
caused the highest excitement, and railroad
contractors in that vicinity are fearing more
trouble from the natives.
Canada Give tbe Bllntiter of Agriculture
Jurisdiction Over Foreign Authors.
Ottawa, Ont., March 11. Sir John
Thompson's sweeping amendment to the
copyright act will repeal section five of the
copyright law, substituting the following
The condition for obtaining such copyright
shall be that said literary, scientific or artistic
work shall be printed and published in Canada
or reproduced and republished in Canada
within three months after tbe Srst publication
elsewnere, which period the Minis er of Agri
culture may extend for a further period, not
exceeding two months, on proof beine
made before him that reasonable and
satisfactory Droeress has been made with the
work of printing and publishing in Canada or
the reprinting and republishing therein. In no
case shall tbe sale and exclusive right and lib
erty in Canada continue to exist after It bas
expired In tbe country of its origin. No im
moral, licentious, irreligious or treasonable or
seditious literary, scientific or artistic work
shall be subject to such registration or copy-rlght-
FLAGBANT CORN FBAUDS.
Sacks of Corn Short In Weight, bat Helped
" Ont Witb Coal.
Charleston, S. C, March 11. The
freshets of last fall washed away nearly the
entire corn crops of several of the upper
counties. As a result every day carloads
of . corn are being received in
that 'section. The great bulk of this
comes from Cincinnati, though some comes
from Chicago and St Louis. The farmers
complain that the sacks of corn are short in
weight, and that coal, rocks, iron and glass
are mixed with the corn to increase its
The Farmers' Alliance will investigate
the charges. A farmer lost horses from in
juries'received in eating shelled corn with
glass in it A
' A BTAG PARTI FOR CUBA.
Messrs. Cleveland, Unynrd, Falrcblld, La.
mont and Whitney Sail To-Mofrow.
ISPXCIAI. TZLIORAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
Washington, March 11. Ex-President
Cleveland, Messrs. Bayard, Fairchild,
Lamont, and possibly Mr, Whitney, Will
start for a three weeks' visit to'Cuba on
Wednesday. Theywere to have started to
day, but Mr. Bayard could not get away.
The plan for the trip was laid out just be
fore inauguration day, and all the tourists
say th'ey mean to have a good time.
Two Virginia Jonrnnllnts Want to'Engage
In a Dnel.
BlCHMOND, Va., March 11. W. Har-
jvey Wilson, editor of the Daily Record,
was arrested to-nignt cnargea witn being
about to commit a breach of the peace by
engagiug in a duel with Phil B. Shields,
editor of the Law Journal. "
The editors had a difficulty on the street
some days ago, caused by a publication in
the Law Journal, which Wilson took as a
reflection upon his- professional conduct
Shields has felt the city.
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MAKE-THE CHI5ESE. LEAVE T0W5.
The Testimony Adduced at the Trial, of
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A Chinese exodus in Milwaukee is taking
place. A number of little children were'
mistreated by Celestial laundrymen. The
testimony in the trial of two of the heathens
so worked on the feelings of the populace
that nearly every laundry owned by the
countrymen of Ah Sin was wrecked by
mobs and the proprietors made to flee for
their lives. More trouble is expected to
day, when the trial will be continued.
tSFXCIAI. TELIOBAM TO THX DISPATCH.
Milwaukee, March 11. The Chines
in Milwaukeeare fleeing for their lives. An
anti-Chinese crusade has set in, brought
about jy recent revelations regarding the
wholesale misleading of young children in
some of the laundries of the city. On last
Thursday Sam Yip Yah", who keeps a laun
dry on Fourth street, and Hah Ding, whose
laundry is on Fifth street, were arrested for
mistreating a number of little girls. The
police, with Superintendent Whitehead, of
the Humane Society, began ap investigation
of the case. Within 21 hours they had dis
covered 22 children, ranging from 8 to 13
years of age, who had been subjected to
treatment of the most revolting kind from
the two Chinese.
The worst of the story was kept secret for
fearof creating terrible excitement Enough
leaked out, though, to bring feeling to a
red glow. Since that time it has been in
tensifying, and now it is in a white heat
It looks as if nothing short of a general
exodus of the Chinese would satisfy the
THE CONFLAGRATION BEGINS.
On Saturday the two Chinese were taken
down to the Criminal Court for examina
tion. They were taken down early, before
the crowd had gathered. When they were)
returned to jail about 1,000 people followed,
shouting and yelling. The determined front
shown bv the police who guarded .the dep
uty sheriffs and their prisoners, prevented a
lynching. The examination was adjourned
Fearing trouble, Sheriff Burnham this
morning took the two prisoners down to the
City Hall very early. It was well he did.
An hour later a mob of 3,000 people filled
the streets within two blocks of the court
room. They stood patiently waiting, hour
by honr. They were not allowed to congre- ;
gate near the City Hall, but were keptmov- j
ing by the police. t All were waiting for the , '
time when the two prisoners should be talpea -
to the jail for dinner.
Not liking the looks oi things, Sheriff
Burnham, instead of taking the prisoners to
the jail, locked them up in the jury room, '
under a strong guard.
PIRST LAUNDRT GUTTED.
Cheated out of its prey, the crowd began
gradually to disperse. About 200 men
Jiassed up Chestnut street and gutted a
aundry near Sixth street The two in
mates fled for their lives, out of a rear door.
The mob then dispersed before the police
The Chinese prisoners were safely re
moved to the jail, late this afternodiy by
taking advantage of a time when tbe crqtsil
had thinned out. The deputy sheriffs, witnVs
their, prisoners, were placed inside a hollow
square of police, and thus reached the jail
in safety. Worse trouble is expected to
morrow, when the examination is con
tinued. The concentration of the police near the
City Hall leit the northwest part of the. city
unprotected. This opportunity was taken
advantage of by mobs to wrecksix or eight
laundries scattered over that section. There
were no collisions with the police, as the
mob invariably dispersed as soon as its work
was done. Each mob seemed to take upon
itself the work of cleaning out its own vi
cinity. KEEPING UP THE "WORK.
Early this evening an attack was made
on a laundry near Fifth street, on Wells.
The entire front of the building was stove
in. When the police arrived the three in
mates had barricaded themselves in -the
laundry, and waited with knives
in their hands. determined to
"sell their lives dearly. Another mob gath
ered on Urand avenue, but belore it could
do much damage was dispersed by the
police. It is not safe for a Chinese "to ap
pear on the street One was chased into the
St Paul depot this afternoon by a mob of
200 men and boys, and protected with diffi
culty. Nearly every laundry in the city
has one or more policemen standing guard
The testimony taken at the examination
to-day was of the most revolting description. -Three
witnesses were put on the stand. One
was a girl of 13, the other two pretty girls
of 9 years. The men had kept tne children
quiet by threats and presents of candy,
.fruit and money. What the effect of the
publication of this testimony, such of it as
can be published, will be on the publio
mind is not difficult to see.
MORE TROUBLE ANTICIPATED.
To-morrow's scenes are likely to be very
exciting. Preparations are being made to
resist any attack. There is no danger so
long as the two Chinese are in jail, as that
structure was built to resist anything short
of 12-pounders. The danger lies in the trip
of the prisoners from tbe jail to the court
room. This is one block. So far the mobs
have been content to wreck tbe laundries.'1
The Germans are slow to move, and are
very conservative. he greatest excite
ment to-night is in the German wards.
When their blood is up, wrecking laundries
will not suffice.
AS ASTRONOMICAL DISCOTEBI
Which Will Reveal New Wonders In the
ISPXCIAL TXLXOKAM TO THX DISPATCH.!
. New Haven, March 11. Prof. Hastings,
of the Sheffield Scientific School, has at last
made a discovery which will be of great
value to astronomers and in all observations
requiring the use of a telescope. Prof.
Hastings has been experimenting for some
time, and has at last succeeded in effecting
a combination of glasses in such a way that
the chromatic observations of tbe common"
telescope is lessened about 20 p:r cent In
all observations of the past great inconveni
ence has been experienced because of chro
By this new discovery there is a great gaia
in definition as well as in brightness. This
greats gain, which will result from Prof.
Hastings' discovery, will no doubt reveal
new wonders In the heavens, as well as dis
close more clearly some of the mysteries of
the heavenly bodies of which we already
know something. By means of this tele
scone, also, nbotographs can be taken with
out the aid of a special eye-piece, this being
tbe first telescope oy means of which tan-
feat could be accompusnea.
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