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,s ,JTORTY-rOUIlTH TEAE.
President Harrison Continues to
Worry the Anxious
HE TAKES HIS OWN TIME,
And in Four Days Fills Only a Few
Kot Very Big Vacancies.
AlONG list op minor APPOINTMENTS.
Secretary Blatoe Shows That lie Hasn't
Forgiven Michigan Senator Edmonds
IiCnvei for llie feonthat no Inopporinno
Time A Case of Offensive Partisanship
to bo Considered by the Cabinet Post
master General Wanainaker Appoints a
Practical Railroad Sinn Superintendent
of the Kallu-ar Mail Service A cw
Minister to the Netherlands Selected br
A large number of appointments were
expected to be sent by the President yester
day to the Senate. Tour dars had elapsed
since the last batch, but President Harrison
is yet making haste slowly, and even in the
lists sent in this time no very important of
fices were filled. The same uncertainty ex
ists as to Whitclaw Eeid and Chauncey IT.
Depew. It is observed that Secretary
Blaine remembers Michigan only gave him
3,000 majority in 1884. Senator Edmunds
has gone South and forgot to leave his tem
porary address. It is claimed he is in a
huff over an appointment.
tSrECtAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCIt.l
Washington, March 18. There was a
big crowd in the galleries of the Senate to
day before the chaplain arose and spread
his hands to make the opening prayer; but
there were only 20 Senators in the chamber,
exactly divided politically, as though to ad
mit that in religion they were equal, if in
nothing else. The people in the galleries
were prin"ipally office-seekers and their
friends, anxious to see if any nominations
of interest to them were forthcoming. This
curiosity, however, extended to the floor of
the Senate, and there was a deal of whis
pered speculation, especially as to whether
Whitelaw Held or Chauncey M. Depew
would do the honors for America at the
court of St James.
The curiosity also percolated to the press
gallery, and through the corridors, for there
A Famine of Gossip,
for three or four days, and consequently
when Mr. Pmden, the confidential messen
ger of the "White House for many adminis
trations, was seen standing by the venerable
Captain Bassett, in the central aisle, and
Bassett made his funny bow and announced:
"A message from the President of the
United States." Senators crowded about
the President's desk to look at the list of
names; a crowd of office seekers in the corri
dor rushed into the clerk's room to see the
copy that is always left there of the nomina
tions, and 50 eager correspondents grabbed
all at once for the copy that was brought to
the press gallery.
There was a laugh all around except from
the office seekers when it was found that
the list contained only the names of three or
four marshals and an Associated Justice of
a Territorial Supreme Court. Everybody
wondered if that was the best the President
could do in fonr days of hard work.
A Fair Warning of More.
The Senate went into executive session
for a few minutes, and when the doors were
opened a sharp-eyed correspondent looking
down from his perch in the gallery on the
President's desk saw something written on
a Government telegraphic blank and suc
ceeded in reading the words: "There will be
some more nominations for the Senate in a
short time." This was signed by E. J.
Halford, and so the correspondent at least
knew there was some more to come.
More Senators had arrived, meantime,
and they began to amuse themselves dis
cussing the powers of the Senate when the
House was not in session. They talked
more to pass the time away than for serious
purpose. Evarts, Manderson and Ihgalls
pnt their heads together and told stories,
and it was noticed that these three and no
others had sprigs of green in their button
holes, in honor of St. Patrick's Day.
Bow the Time Was Passed.
Grandfather Marston, the new Senator
from New Hampshire, leaned back and
went to sleep while the interminable Call,
of Florida, discussed the Constitution from
A to Z on the question of the powers of the
Senate. Higgins, who has the distinqnished
honor of being the first Bepublican Senator
to sit in the Senate for Delaware, and who
is the most humorous-looking little fellow
that ever occupied a seat in that body,
flitted here and there with a joking word
for everybody's ear, and thus time was
passed until the second and final batch of
names came in, which was more satisfactory,
as it netted two foreign ministers, two as
sistant secretaries and a lot of smaller fry.
Pennsylvania got two -places, which was
doing well enough for one day, although
some Pennsylvania politicians claim that
General A. D. Hazen should not be credited
to the Keystone State, as he was not backed
by Pennsylvanjans lor the office of Second
Assistant Postmaster General, for which he
His Reputation Backed II im.
The truth about Hazen's nomination is
that it was made without influence from
any source, and wasn't sought by the Gen
eral himself. Be was well and pleasantly
known to President Harrison when the lat
ter was in the Senate, and Mr. "Wanamaker
was anxious to have an assistant thorough
ly acquainted with the business.
The other Pennsylvanian, J. Granville
Leach, appointed Mercantile Appraiser for
Philadelphia.is a brother of Prank "Willing
Leach, who is private secretary to Senator
Quay, and, like him, was a wheelhorse in
the Independent Bepublican ruction of
1882. Both are very bright and attractive
young men, whose abilities have commend
ed them to the Pennsylvania Senators.
It was expected that a Commissioner of
! Pensions would be nominated to-day, but
the several candidates for that position are
still on the anxious seat, among them ex
Congressman Brown, of Pennsylvania.
The score or so of candidates for Public
Printer were also disappointed in not-having
their case settled. That fight waxes
warmer and warmer.
The List as it Read.
The following were to-day's nominations
as sent to the Senate:
"W. D. Bndd Deacon, of New Jersey, to be
Marshal of the United States for the district
of New Jersey.
, John S. Burton, of Mississippi, to be Marshal
of the United States for the Northern district
Edwin I. Kursheedt, of Louisiana, to be
Marshal of the United States for the Eastern
district of Louisiana.
Brad D. Slaughter, of Nebraska, to be Mar
shal of the United States for the district of
William H. Whitman, of New Mexico, to
be Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
the Territory of New Mexico.
Smith A. Whitfield, of Ohio, to be Second
Assistant Postmaster General.
Abraham D. Hazen, of Pennsylvania, to be
Third Assistant Postmaster General.
John W. Mason, of "West Virginia, to be
Commissioner of Internal Revenue.
J. Granville Leach, of Pennsylvania, to be
Appraiser of Merchandise in the district of
William W. Thomas, Jr., of Maine, to bo
Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipoten
tiary of the United States to Sweden and Nor
way. Samuel B. Thayer, of Minnesota, to be En
voy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotin
tiary of the United States to the Netherlands.
Charles E. Mitchell, of Connecticut, to be
Commissioner of Patents. "
Nathan O. Murphy, of Arizona, to be Secre
tary of Arizona.
David M. Lines, of Louisiana, to be Special
Examiner of Drugs, Medicines and Chemicals
in the district of New Orleans, La.
John P. "Ward, of Oregon, to be Appraiser of
Merchandise in the district of "Williamette, in
the State of Oregon and Territory of Wash
ington. The Senate confirmed the following nomi
nations: John A. Kasson, "William "Walter
Phelps and George H. Bates, Commission
ers to the Samoan conference at -Berlin,
Cyrus Bussey, Assistant Secretary of the
THE LUGKY ONES.
Who the Appointees Aro and Why They
Were Selected A Conplo of Them
Get Tbelr Old Places Ail
Good Party Workers.
Wasiiin GTON.March 18. Short sketches
of the appointees, whose names the Presi
dent sent to the Senate to-day are here given:
Mr. Mitchell, who was nominated for Com
missioner of Patents, is a patent attorney liv
ing at New Britain, Conn. He is about 45
years of age, and is well known throughout
New England. He was backed by the Con
necticut delegation and by a large number
of patent lawyers in New York and New En
Mr. Thomas, of Maine, who is named for the
Swedish mission, gets his old office back
again, he having been the Minister of the
United States to Norway when Mr. Cleveland
became President. While Mr. Thomas was
Minister greater numbers of Swedes emigrated
to this country than during any other similar
Eeriod, and this large emigration is said to
avc been direetly due to the efforts of Mr.
Samuel R. Thayer, nominated Minister to
Netherlands is a lawyer of Minneapolis. He is
47 ears of age, a native of New York State,
and graduated from Columbia College in the
class in which were Warner Miller and Charles
Emory Smith, of the Philadelphia Press. He
went to Minneapolis and entered on the prac
tice of bis profession, where he attained a po
sition in the front rank. He ishlghly Esteemed
by the people of Minnesota, and is said to be
well qualified for the duties of the position.
Mr. Thayer has never held public office and
was not an applicant for appointment now, the
position having come to him . unsolicited,
throngb the efforts of Senator Davis and
others, who vouch for him in the warmest
terms. The appointee is a bachelor, and has
spent considerable time in Europe.
Waited Till He Got There.
Mr. J. "W. Mason, who was to-day nominated
as Commissioner of Internal Revenue, is a
resident of Grafton, W. Va, and a lawyer by
profession. He served. in the Union army dur
ing the war, and has since devoted himself to
the practice of law. He has been an active
politician for many years, and is a member of
the Republican National Committee. In 1SS2
he was a candidate for Congress from the
Second district, and was defeated by only ten
votes. He was also the Republican candidate
for Jndge of the Supreme Court at the last
election. He is now in "Washington, and ex
pects to take possession of his new office Thurs
Mr. Budd Deacon, who is nominated for the
Marsbalsbip of New Jersey, held that office
once before, under President Arthur. He lives
at Mt Holly, and is at present a member of the
Mr. J. Granville Leach, nominated as Ap
praiser at Philadelphia, is a well-known
merchant of that city, and was recommended
for the office by Senators Cameron and Quay
James N. Tyner, who was to-day appointed
Assistant Attorney General for the Postoffice
Department, was born in Brookville, Ind., in
1826, and has been in public life for more than
30 years After being graduated from the
BmoVrille Academy he was associated with
his father in business for eight years. He then
studied law, and afterward entered upon the
practice of his profession. He was a Fresl
dental elector in I860, and during the
war was a special agent of the Postoffice
Department. He was a member of Con
gress from 1S89 to 187a President Grant
appointed him Second Assistant Postmaster
General, and upon the resignation of Marshall
Jewell he became Postmaster General, serving
as such until the end of Grant's administration,
March 4. 1S77. In April of that year he was ap
pointed First Assistant Postmaster General,
and held the office until 1881, jvhen he resigned.
The position tendered to-day was entirely un
solicited by Mr. Tyner. He was urged to ac
cept the office by Postmaster General Wana
maker and Mr. Clarkson because of his long
and familiar acquaintance with the postal
business of the country.
Another Worker's Reward.
Brad D. Slaughter, nominated for United
States Marshal for Nebraska, has been for
more than 13 years p ast clerk to the Nebraska
Legislature. He is an active worker in sup
port of the Republican party, and has been for
some time past secretary of the State Republi
can League of Nebraska.
Smith A. Whitfield, the nominee for Second
Assistant Postmaster General, is a well-known
Ohio Republican, about 45 years of age. In
his early life he was a bookkeeper, and he left
this pursuit to become a ganger in the internal
revenue service. He then became a special agent
of the internal revenue service. Subsequently
he was appointed assistant postmaster at Cin
cinnati, and then postmaster, which office he
held five years. During his service as post
master the Cincinnati postoffice became known
as a model institution, and was noted for the
efficient manner in which it was conducted.
Mr. Whitfield resigned his place as postmaster
to become a member of the Cincinnati Board
of Public Improvements, which has the dis
bursement ot about $4,000,000 annually. He re
signed that office to accept the one to which he
was to-day nominated.
Abranam v. uazen, nominatea to oe Third
Assistant Postmaster General, held that office
for some years prior to the spring of 1S87, when
he was superseded by Mr. Harris, who was a
Democrat. Mr. Hazen is a Pennsylvanlan,
who, after graduating from Lafayette College,
entered the Postoffice Department as a $1,200
clerk. He rose through the various grades to
the place of chief of the division of stamps
and supplies. In 1878 he was appointed Third
Assistant Postmaster General, and in this
capacity be served with ability and effi
ciency for ten years. When President Cleve
land came into office Mr. Hazen, although a
Republican, was retained for two years be
cause of his knowledge of the business that
passed through his hands. The Third As
sistant Postmaster General has charge of all
matters relating to the finances of the postal
service, and has the letting of contracts involv
ing the cxpenditnrc of large amounts of money.
Mr. Hazen did not seek the office, nor was he
urged for it by his friends. The tender of it
came to him entirely unsolicited, and be was
urered to accent the office bv Postmaster Gen-
eral Wanamaker and Mr. Clarkson, who do-'
sired Mr. Hazen's assistance because of his
well known ability to discharge the duties of
EDMDNDS NOT EASILY PLEASED.
He Goes South for the Benefit of His Health
ISFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUX DISF ATCH.l
Washington, March 18. Senator Ed
munds has left "Washington, and will not
return during the present session of the
Senate, unless it continues much longer
than anyone thinks it will. Mr. Edmunds
forgot to leave his address at his house, so
that the few Vermont Bepublicans who
drop into "Washington looking for a job are
obliged to depend entirely upon the in
fluence of Mr. Morrill. Mr. Edmunds has
gone to Georgia for the benefit of his health
and that of his family. They do not like the
March winds of the capital, and'they are in
the habit of going South each spring.
The godfather of the Senate had hardly
got out of town when his colleagues prompt
ly confirmed the nomination of Cyrus Bus
sey, of New York, to be Assistant Secretary
of the Interior. Mr. Edmunds would have
nothing to do with the matter since he wrote
the curt note to Secretary Noble, asking
him to identify Mr. Bussey. That tele
graphic note found its wav into print, to
the great disgust of Mr. Edmunds. The
reply to it was a disappointment also, for
it fixed the status" of Mr. Bussey as a citizen
of New York and a good man for the place
to which he had been nominated, so satis
factorily that even the New York Senators
could offer no objection to the confirmation.
The Bepublicans express considerable
considerable surprise at the action of Mr.
Edmunds in leaving the city at a time
when there is so much for him to attend to
here, and some of them are of the belief that
he is one of the fasj. growing coterie of Re
publicans who are just a little bit dis
gruntled with the new President and the
manner in which he is conducting affairs.
Mr. Ingalls is acting chairman of the Com
mittee on the Judiciary, in the absence of
Mr. Edmunds, and he presided at the meet
ing this morning that acted favorably on
the nomination of Mr. Bussey.
BLAINE HAS A GOOD MEM0R1.
He Prevents the Wolverine Stato from Get
tlng Anything Good.
l6rECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPi.TCn.1
Washington, March 18. Samuel B.
Thayer, of Minnesota, who was to-day nom
inated to be Minister to the Netherlands,
rice Robert B. Boosevelt, of New York,
was appointed by Mr. Blaine as a personal
favor to Senator Davis. Mr. Thayer and
Mr. Davis are warm friends. The new"Min
ister is very wealthy, but represents no po
litical strength, and did not have the in
dorsement of the Congressional delegation.
The Michigan Senators and Bepresenta
tives were pressing the Bev. E. B. Pair
field, the first Lieutenant Governor of the
State, for this place, and are somewhat dis
appointed that he did not get it.
It is somewhat singular that Minnesota
has twice blocked the plans of the
Michigan delegation within two weeks.
In the reorganization of the Senate commit
tees last week, Senator Stockbridge was a
candidate for the place made vacant on the
Commerce Committee bv the departure of
Mr. Palmer. Michigan has had, by reason
of her immense lake interests, a representa
tive upon this committee for 25 years, yet
Mr. Stockbridge's claims were ignored and
the place Given to the new Minnesota Sena
The appointment of Mr. Thayer to-day to
the place for which Mr. Fairfield was
strongly indorsed, leads to the suggestion
that Mr. Blaine has not forgotten that in
1881 the Michigan delegation and the Mich
igan Senators were opposed to his nomina
tion, and that on electionjiov he pulled
through the solid Bepublican State with a
slim majority of a trifle more than 3,000
ANXIOUS TO GO HOME.
Republican Senators Would Like to Have
the Appointments Made.
rSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBS DISPATCH.
"Washington-, March 18. The Bepub
lican Senators are very anxious to bring
the session to a close at the end of the pres
ent week. This desire has been made known
to President Harrison, but he is not yet
able to give his consent. He wants to let
the session adjourn. He says it is necessary
to have cerin officials confirmed, and he
cannot .get the Cabinet members to act
promptly enough in selecting the men they
The trouble is that all but two of the
Cabinet officers, Messrs. Blaine and "Win
don, arc entirely new to "Washington life,
and, with the exception of Uncle
Jere Busk, they are wholly unknown
to the politicians and other public
men. They have had no experience in
dealing with office seekers and the crowd of
general callers that visit the departments
every day, and nearly all of their time is
consumed in getting rid of them. They
are, therefore, very slow in selecting men
for appointment, and it is impossible to
make them, hurry.
President Harrison has explained these
things to the Senators who have called upon
him, but has agreed totry and get all the
nominations needing immediate confirma
tion to the Senate by Thursday, so thatthey
can be acted upon and final adjournment
reached on Friday or Saturday.
0FFENSIYE PARTISANSHIP TEST.
The Cabinet to Consider a Greatly Vexed
rSFECTAL TILEGBAlt TO THE DISPATCB.1
"Washington, March 18. A test case
involving the question of offensive jartisan
ship is to be submitted to the Cabinet to
morrow. One of the Illinois Congressmen
has asked the removal ot a Democratic
postmaster, whose management of his of
fice, the Congressman admits, has been sat
factory, but whose political activity has
made him objectionable to the Bepublicans
in the town.
"When the Congressman submitted the
case to the Postmaster General the latter
said he was disposed to favor the removal,
but of course the President only had power
to act, and the action in this case would be
a precedent for hundreds of others, so he
said he would bring the matter up at to
morrow's Cabinet meeting.
CALLED A STRONG SELECTION.
J. Losvry Bell, n, Railroad Man, for Super-'
lntendcnt of the Railway Mall.
SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Washington, March 18. Mr. "Wana
maker has looked over the various candi
dates for superintendent of the railway mail
service and has made a personal selection
in the person of J. Lowry Bell, of Philadel
phia, a practical railroad man.
Mr. Bell held the office of traffic manager
of the Beading road, with a salary of 515.
000 up to a month ago, when the office was
abolished and he was left without a vjob.
The selection is considered a very strong
NO ATTENTION TO PROTESTS.
Despite the Alleged Charges Against Him,
Wolflev is to be Confirmed.
Washington, March 18. There Is con
siderable opposition manifested to the con
firmation of the nomination of Lewis
Wolfley to be Governor of Arizona, and it
is said charges have been made against him
forpresentation to the Committee on Terri
tories. The nature of these charges, if they exist,
cannot be learned, but it is expected that at
the next meeting of the committee a favor
able .report will be ordered on his nomination.
A CABINET FOR CUBA.
Ex-President Cleveland and a Trio of
, His Former Advisers
STAET ON A PLEASURE TRIT.,
A Quartet of Congenial Spirits Bound to
Have a Jolly Time.
THE BEST OF THE PAETI GET LEFT,
Mr. Cleveland Celebrates His Flfty-Seama Birthday
Ex-President Cleveland, accompanied, by
three members of his Cabinet, Messrs. Bay
ard, Dickinson and Vilas, have started for a
pleasure trip to Cuba. They began their
journey on Mr. Cleveland's fifty-second
birthday, and had regular "Cleveland
weather" for it. There are no ladies in the
party, it being thought too brisk a trip for
them to undertake. Several members of the
Cleveland Cabinet got left at he last
moment, and were unable to go.
tSPECLAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
New Yobk, March 18. Ex-President
Cleveland was G2 years old to-day. He
breakfasted with 'Mrs. Cleveland and ex
Secretary Vilas and ex-Postmaster General
Dickinson, at the Victoria Hotel, before
starting, at 7:45 o'clock, for his pleasant
trip to Cuba. Mr. Cleveland drove from
the hotel to the Desbrosses street ferry with
Messrs.' Vilas and Dickinson, and was met
at the Pennsylvania depot -by ex-Secretary
Pairchild, who chatted awhile with the
party in the private Pullman car that was
attached to the 8.30 Southern express.
"This is what they used to call Cleveland
weather down in Washington," Mr. Cleve
land said. "I never started on a journey
yet but the weather was delightful."
The party were joined at Washington by
ex-Secretary Thomas P. Bayard. They go
by the Atlantic Coast Line to Tampa, stop
ping for a little rest and sightseeing on the
way. Mrs. Cleveland remains at the
DELATED A SECOND TIME.
Mr. Dickinson and Mr. Vilas came over
from Washington last Saturday on the lim
ited express, which arrived here at 8:20 P.
21. The Cuban party expected to start at
midnight yesterday, but Mr. Cleveland
dined out and did not get home much before
that hour, so the departure was deferred till
It was intended to make this a Cabinet
party, including all the Secretaries, but Mr.
Endicott is busy getting- ready to go to
Europe, Mr. Whitney is detained by some
business that demands his attention in New
Yorkrand Mr. Fairchild was prevented by
some unexpected event that knocked him
A reporter called on the ex-Secretary, of
the Treasury at the Brevoort this morning
at 10 o'clock. Mr. Fairchild had just fin
ished a comfortable breakfast, and was en
joying a choice cigar in the smoking room.
"Yes," he said with a smile-to the reporter,
"I expected to be off with them this morn
ing, but I found I could not go. It is quite
a disappointment, font was a nice partyof
congenial spirits, and the trip is purely
FOB FITBFOSES OF BECBEATION.
"Mr. Bayard and Mr. Dickinson started
the idea. They were going and got the
others to go. I came over with Mr. Dickin
son and Mr. Vilas, Saturday, and told them
I couldn't go. They go right through to
Florida bv the Atlantic Coast line, in a
special Pullman. They will pick up Mr.
Bayard in Washington, this afternoon.
They will stop a day or two at St. Augus
tinej and then go to Tampa, where they take
a steamer of the Plant line, and in 30 hours
they will be in Havana. They won't be
gone more than ten days. No ladies were
taken along, on account of the trip being a
pretty brisk one. They were all pretty tired
after their official labors in Washington,
and they are taking a rest."
"Did Mr. Cleveland take his fishing line
along?" asked the reporter.
"Well, there was some talk about fishing,
and I suspect he has a stout line irvhis grip
sack. But I believe this is not the season
for tarpon, and what would Florida fishing
be without hooking a tarpon?"
"It is a pity you were not able to go.too,"
said the reporter.
"Yes, I'm rather sorry to miss it. I think
they will have a good time." said Mr. Fair
child, with a knowing smile.
WASHINGTON QDIETLY ENTERED.
Only a Few Friends Greet the Ex-President
at tbe Station.
rSFECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Washington, March 18. Mr. Grover
Cleveland arrived in Washington this af
ternoon for the second time in his life as a
private citizen. He came on quietly, on the
regular 3:10 train from New York, accom
panied by Ex-Secretaiers Vilas and Dickin
son, and his valet. There was no demon
stration at the station. Tbe announcement
in the morning paper of Mr. Cleveland's ar
rival did not have the effect of bringing a
throng of curious people to stare at him, as
it formally did. Beside a iow newspaper
men and the families of Mr. Dickinson and
Mr. Vilas, there was no one to greet the
distinguished gentlemen as they were trans
ferred to their private car on the South
They were joined here by Mr. Bayard,
who, with Mr, Fairchild, will constitute
the party. They go first to St. Augustine,
to the Ponce de Leon, and afterward will
enjoy some shooting and sea fishing. Mrs.
Dickinson and Miss Vilas veacn presented
Mr. Cleveland with a bunch of roses as a
birthday offering, he being 52 years old to
day. Mr. Cleveland never looked better,
and walked with the free, careless air of a
man- who has been relieved of a great re
sponsibility and feels better for it. He
chatted pleasantly with the few friends
about him, and appeared in an excellent
The private car "Wanderer" was well
stocked with good things, conspicuous
among which were three large boxes on the
platform marked "Extra Dry," on which
were tacked Mr. Bayard's cards. As the
train drewont of the station, Mr. Cleveland
stepped upon the rear platform and tipped
his bat to a few friends who had come to
wish him a pleasant trip.
' AEEIVED AT PETERSBURG. .
A Large Crowd at tbe Depot, bnt the Ex
President Isn't" Visible.
ISrECIAI. TELEQBAJI TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Petebsbtjbg, Va., March 18. Ex-Pres-dent
Cleveland and party arrived here to
night, at 9:15 P. M. in a special Pullman
car attached to South-bound passenger
train Nb. 15, en route to Cuba. There was
a large crowd, including many ladies, at
the depot, anxious to catch a glimpse ot the
President, Jbut .they were -disappointed,
as the distinguished statesman did not show
himself, and the. window curtains of the car
were all down. "
The President and party will arrive tin
Jacksonville. Fla,, to-morrow morning
about 11 o'clock.
MARCH 19, 1889.
A DESPEEATE EIGHT,
He Who Gets Senator Cbace's Seat Mast
Work for It One Candidate Falls
by tho Wayside Each of the
Others Very Confident.
rSFECtAt, TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Pboyidekce, B. I., March 18. The
fight for the office of United States Senator
made vacant by the resignation of Senator
Jonathan Chace, began this morning. The
whipstad done excellent service on Satur
day and Snnday, and everybody was sure
his man had a fair show, but the follow
ing will be found to be the correct situation:
Ex-Speaker Eliery H. Wilson is out of the
race, having laid down his hand and given
way to stronger players in the game. Gov
ernor Tail's candidacy will be without
fruitful results. This leaves the field to
Nathan Dixon and ex'-Governor George
Peabody Wetmore. The latter is now in
Cannes, France, and has been heard from
by cable within a few hours. This is
vouched for by one of the Senators, who
says that he is in communication with Gov
Dixon will have the support of the
Southern part of the State, nrotably be-Einning-as
far west and south of this qity
as the border line of Kent and Providence
counties. This will make the issues very
close between them on the first ballot Judge
Lebaron Colt, of tbe "United States District
Court, and not ex-Attorney General Sam
P. Colt, is Senator Aldnch's candidate.
.This makes a fight at once between Aldrich
and Brayton. Colonel Colt's brother
brought General Brayton in the Bepublican
State Convention, four years ago this
spring, and beat out Benjamin .M. Bos
worth, Jr., of Warren, in the contest for
'the nomination for Attorney General.
At that time Senator Aldrich, by a few
judicious words and strong pressure, might
have averted this internecine war, and
saved the office to the Bepublican party.
As it was, neither Colt nor Bosworth got
the election, but Colonel Metcalf, Prohibi
tionist, got there by the grace of General
Brayton's influence with the county elec
tors. Since then General Brayton and his
followers have been waiting to scalp some
-member of the Colt family, and the sound
of the sharpening of the big political, kni ve
can. be heard in the air. Clearly there
seems fo have been precipitated upon tbe
party and State an issue of superiority be
tween the senior Senator and the chief poli
ticians of Bhode Island.
AN EXCITING EACE FOE LIFE.
A Colorado Rancliman Has a Narrow Es
cape From an Infuriated Enemy.
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Deitveb, March 18. A race for life at
tracted the attention of the ranchmen near
Ienver,yesterday,when A. F. Starkworth at
tempted to murder a ranchman by the name of
some misunderstanding, which engendered
bad feelings. They lived near to each
other, and met frequently, bnt no trouble of
a serious nature was anticipated by the
friends of either party. Early yesterday
morning Norton hitched his team fo his
Vagon, and was driving leisurely into Den
ver, when he heard a farm wagon .rapidly
approaching from behind. He looked, and
thinking the noise caused by some ranch
men, paid no attention until the team, which
was fast overhauling him, was within a
hundred yards. Then it flashed through
his mind instantly that it was the intention
of Starkworth to meet him on the plains,
and, not being armed, he whipped up his
rhorses to their higbest .speed. His. pursuer
caHtd upon him to stop, which warning
was not, heeded. An instant later a shot
was fired and tbe bullet whizzed alongside
This emphatic hint spurred him to re
double his eflorts. He applied his whip
vigorously. Pursued and pursuer raced
for nearly a mile, when Starkworth fired a
second shot. Gradually Norton's team
drew from his enemy -and dashed into town
at a fearful speed running over dogs and
everything that chanced to be in the way.
When he sighted a policeman he stopped
his horses explained the circumstances to
him, and about 25 minutes later he per
ceived Starkworth driving swiftly down the
street, and placed him under arrest.
A EATHEE BTEICT CAPTAIN.
He Offers to Fay His Sailors to Throw
Worthless Hands Overboard.
Baltimoee, March 18. The trial of
Captain C. T. Beachamp, of the oyster boat
S. E. B. Beachamp, for cruelty to sailors
under his. command, which was begun in"
the united States District Conrt to-day,
brought out startling statements. John
Kavalek, a sailor on Captain Beachamp's
boat, stated that the Captain had offered to
increase his pay if he would consent to
throw two worthless hands overboard. This
testimony produced a decided effect on those
Kavalek told how the Captain beat John
Steiner with a stick of wood without provo
cation, and forced him to work when his
foot was so sore that he could not put it to
the ground. Kavalek said the fare consist
ed mainly of half spoiled beans, with some
times cabbage and meat.
AN ANTI-PROHIBITION PASTOR,
The Strong Letter Written by a Leading
Chambebsbueg, March 18. The Daily
Spirit publishes this evening a letter from
Bev. Cyrus Cort, pastor of the Reformed
Church, of Greencastle, and one of the
ablest ministers in the southern portion of
the State, in which he clearly defines his
position on the prohibition amendment
question. He writes:
As long as I hold my present orthodox views
respecting the inspiration and integrity of
God's word, I must regard prohibition as un-
and wronc in urlnciDle.
not consistently indorse
nuuuying or perverting many parts and pas
sages ot the sacred scriptures and at the same
time running counter to what I consider the
genius and aim of free and constitntional gov
ernment. As a practical measure of temper
ance reform prohibition has been largely a
failure, and tends to create a community of
spies. Informers and hypocrites the most
abominable pests of society that we can con
ceive. MEETING IN SECRET SESSION.
The Seceding Indiana Coal Operators
Formulating Their Plans.
Indianapolis, March 18. The Indiana
coal operators are in session considering the
outlook for the ensuing year.- The scale
question .is the principal point being dis
cussed, but as yet no conclusion has been
reached. They held a meeting of about two
hours' duration this afternoon with closed
doors. President D. S. Jenne said to a re
porter that the meeting was strictly of a
private nature, and that no information
would be .given to the press in regard to
what action would be taken. The commit
tee sent by Indiana operators to the Colum
bus convention made their report, in which
they set forth their reasons for withdrawing
from that convention. It is believed that
they will remain firm in their demand for a
reduction of 20 cents per ton from last year's
scale. They will remain in session all day
Klein on His Way East.
Sf. Louis, March 18. J. C. Klein, the
correspondent who so recently became a
conspicuous figure In the Samoan trouble,
passed through the city this morning on his
way East, going from here directly to Chi
cago, where he will remain for a few days.
Try to Celebrate the Anniversary of
tbe Commune of France.
A GATHERING IN WHITECHAPEL.
Healy Predicts the Speedy Shattering of the
BOULANGEE TET BOLD AND BOASTFUL.
The Pope Warmly Welcomes the Delegation of American
A few drunken Anarchists held a meet
ing at London to celebrate the Paris Com
mune. The real leaders, however, are work
ing in secret William O'Brien has re
fused to accept anything but an uncondi
tional release. The American pilgrims were
handsomelyreceiyed by Pope Leo. Bonlan
ger gives the present French Government
but a six months' lease of life.
JUT CABLE TO THE EISPATCII.l
London, March 18. Copyright. The
London celebration of the anniversary of
the Paris commune, to-night, consisted of a
small crowd of boozy, beery, pot-valiant,
squalid, frowsy land sodden Whitechapel
outcasts, who shrieked and fought ina small
hall ia their district, und'er the eye of a
"Better not go' in, sir," the policeman
said, as I entered the door of the small hall,
at'Nd. 88 Commonwealth road. "There
ain't no danger, but it's werry unpleasant."
It was. The fumes of scores of dirty
pipes and a thousand other causes made the
air almost unbearable. About 200 people,
one-fourth of whom were lushed and" soggy
Whitechapel women, were in the low-ceil-inged
hall, while a long-haired Pole was
-screaming an address from the platform. He
cursed and swore with frantic blasphemy,
and called upon his hearers to arm them
selves and wade to liberty through blood.
Whenever he uttered the word "blood" the
muddled and maudlin crowd set up a
shriek of "BIoodI"-"blood!" that was deaf
"WAVINO THE BED.
All of the women and most of the men
had soiled red flags and handkerchiefs,
which they waved in the air as they shrieked
"blood" in a chorus. Then they would
sink back into drunken indifference till the
word "blood" wag mentioned again. Two
women and a man lay in a senseless stnpor
on the floor with the crowd treading on
them. One woman's rags did not half cover
An illiterate Englishman pushed the Pole
aside and began to harangue the people
from the platform. It was the most shame
less, ribald and obscene harangue imagin
able. In the midst of it a woman in front
of me struck another woman with a piece of
broken beer glass, and they began to fight
like cats. Their faces were cut and bleed
ing. No ope paid the slightest attention,
excep't the psliceman, who looked indiffer
ently on. Presently one of the women ran
sobbing irom-thev hall. with. -her face
streaming wlftriDlood. The other woman
started after her, when a man on my right
made a sign to" the policeman, and she was
Then my neighbor plucked my sleeve
and we went out into the air together. I
recognized him as the second in command to
Inspector Littleehild. "Don't let that
nasty scene deceive you," he said shortly.
"It doesn't mean that Socialism is dead in
London. It means that it's more intelli
gent. They've, left off shouting in public,
and begun to wdrk under cover. This
thing to-night proves it."
Concerning the great( Gladstone victory
in Kennington, Mr. Healy wires me from
Dublin to-night: "It is impossible to im
press too deeply on our friends that the
main effect of this election is the demoral
ization of the ministerialists and the enven
oming of the opposition. Sixty shaken
London Tories will hamper Balfourum.
She Government will not apparently
change its policy, but its weakness will be
come more and more evident. It will drag
out its discredited life to the last, for the
Tories never dream of designing. The
Unionists must support them, for to the
Unionists dissolution means extinction."
When Mr. Gladstone drove to the House
to-day in an open- carriage, he was cheered
all along the line instead of hissed.
Mr. William O'Brien -refuses to accept
his liberty on the condition imposed by
Presiding Justice Hannen, of tbe Parnell
Commission, that he abstain from agitation
during the period of his release. Mr.
O'Brien says he will not accept the prof
fered liberty unless he is released uncondi
tionally. THE AMERICAN PILGEIMS
Meet With a Warm Welcome From the
Pope at Home.
Bome, March 18. The Pope to-day gave
audience to the American pilgrims. The
clerical members of the party assembled in
the Throne rooms and the lay pilgrims in
adjoining apartments. Bishop Bade
macher, Monsignor Seton and the Very
Bev. Charles A. Yissani presented a richly
bound address to the Pope, who greeted
each with a kind word and a benediction.
His Holiness gave the priests full privileges
and power to prononnce a special Papal
benediction upon their congregations on
their return. In bjessing the oriflamme
carried by the pilgrims, tho Pope, observ
ing the .eagle, said: "America never goes
back from anything."
He expressed the hope that America
would soon have a national hospice in Pal
estine like other nations. The Pope pre
sented to each prilgram a sijver medal en
closed in a handsome case, and in return
received many gifts from his visitors.
Bishop Wigger was absent on account of
illness. Hewill abandon the pilgrimage,
and return to America. The pilgrims are
much gratified by the kindness of the
He Predicts the Speedy End of the Present
Paeis, March 18. General Boulanger,
in a letter to the electors of the Department
of the North, announcing the circumstances
requiring him to represent the Department
of the Seine, says: 'Happily, the Assem
bly, which some political or financial scan
dal still from time to time galvanizes into
life, is dead. Its legal decease will, six
months hence, again place the country face
to face with itself. Then yon and I will
again be ready to continue the straggle in
behalf of liberty, which is denied, and of
law, which is trampled upon."
Pauncefote Will goon be With Us.
London, March 18. Sir Julian Paunce
fote, the new British Minister fo the United
States, will mil for America on April 13,
NO FAKIO H PAEIS.
Wild Rumors Caused by tbe Collapse of the
Copper Combine The Banks All
Eight Effect oa thoTiew York
and Boston Markets.
London, March 18. The failure of the
London agents of the Societe des Metanx to
meet its engagements compelled the force
sale of 150 tons of copper. The
idea spread that the whole of
the societe's metal would he thrown
on the market immediately. Such a thing
cannot happen, however, because the banks
hold it as security against advances, and
will only realize on it on opportune occa
sions. Bumors of a run on the Bank of
Franpe were qui ckly denied, and all the mar
kets showed a better tendency at the close.
The following has been received from Paris:
There is no sign of a panic here. On the
contrary, prices are firmer and both the
Bourse and Petite "Bourse closed very firm.
Bio TIntos being quoted at 277 francs and
Societe des Metanx at 65 francs.
A special dispatch from New York says:
The course of prices upon the stock ex
change to-day leaves a good deal to be ex
plained. The ostensible cause for a sharp
decline in the granger and Southwestern
stocks was the suspension of the copper syn
dicate and the liquidation of the
Parisian bank that guaranteed its con
tracts. The. assumption was that the col
lapse of the copper speculation would re
sult in heavy drafts upon this center by way
of London and Berlin. Bnt neither the
money or security markets at either of those
most important financial' centers reflected
any special demand for funds or any spedUl
loss of confidences.
The chances are that if Boston did not
have a contingent interest in tbe copper
speculation the failure of that movement
would have had as slight effect upon our
stock market as the collapse of the Panama
Canal scheme. There is a good reason to
think that the decline in prices was as much
the result of a prior concerted bear raid as
the effect of the copper Sensation.
AN EXCITING EXPEEIENCE.
A Western Editor Marries the Girl of Els
Choice, After AIL.
fEPICTAL TELECKAM TO TBS DISPATCH. 1
Denveb, March 18. Arbuckle and wife,
of Alma, Neb., arrived here to-day after a
brief but exciting marital experience. Mr.
Arbnckle's career in the town of
Alma, from which he hails, has
been anything but a happy one. Ar
riving there some two years ago, and
besoming proprietor and editor of the Alma
Times, some two weeks ago Mrs. Arbnckle
obtained a divorce on the ground of failure
to support. Only a few days afterward the
released husband married one Nellie St.
Clair, who occupied a position of clerk in
his printing establishment. At this stage
the people of Alma declared war,
and while the couple were oh their way to
be married at the justice's office, treated
them to a generous volley of eggs. It was
an unequal contest, and of course the would
be man ana wife got the worst of it- A few
shots were exchanged, but no one was hurt.
So soon as the evidence of the fray had
been wiped out the marriage was duly sol
emnized, however, and subsequently no
time was lost in seeking a congenial at
mosphere. Alma is a small town in which
the women are so modest that it is consid
ered bad taste to expose the legs of the ta
bles and other inanimate objects.
IMPORTANT BAILE0AD DECISION..
Tho Minnesota Commission Has Largely Ex
ceeded Its Powers.
St.-Pat7j, March 18. The Supreme
Court has decided that the Bailroad Com
mission of thfs State has no authority to
prescribe rates for transportation, by com
mon carriers between two points in this
State, over a route extending across a
neighboring State. Such power is vested
exclus ively in Congress. The case in ques
tion is the State ot Minnesota, ex rel, the
Bailroad Commission versus the Omaha
It was a proceeding by mandamus to com
pel this company to comply with an order of
the Bailroad Commission prescribing rates
for the transportation of freights over their
line from Dnluth to Mankon. The court
holds that the order of the Commission is
only applicable to that portion of the road
running through Minnesota. This is the
first case that the Bailroad Commission has
NO HOSE BEPUBLICANS
Are to be Returned Prom the Third Dis
trict of Tennessee.
Nashville, March 18. The Democratic
Legislative caucus to-nigh't decided to
change the Third and Fourth Congressional
districts of the State. Two Bepublican
counties will be taken off the Third dis
trict, which is always very close, and will
be represented in the Fifty-first Congress by
a. Ulay .Evans, Bepnblican, and added to
the Fourth, now represented by Benton
McMillan, and which gives 9,000 Demo
cratic majority. Two Democratic counties
are to be taken off the Fourth district and
attached to the Third, making the latter
district Democratic beyond question.
CAENEGIE ON COMMERCE.
He Thinks Railroads In Pennsylvania Need
Philadelphia, March 18. Andrew
Carnegie, of Pittsburg, lectured before the
Franklin Institute, this city, to-night on
"Industries of Pennsylvania." He said
that the industries of this State suffered
very much from railroad discrimination.
In order to remedy this he advocated the
passage of an act to regulate commerce
within the State, patterned after the inter
State commerce law, and the creation of a
commission which would have power to
regulate freight rates.
ST. PATRICK AND PARNELL.
Both Aro Remembered at a Very Enthusi
astic Brooklyn Meeting.
Newt Yobk, March 18. The St. Patrick
Society, of Brooklyn, observed the great
festival of Ireland to-night by a grand ban
quet in the Academy of Music, of that city,
and by .making additional contributions to
the Parnell fund. The speeches of the
evening were by Hon. Amos J. Cnmmings,
and by Very Bev. William Keegan, Vicar
General of the Diocese of Brooklyn. Mr.
Cnmmings was frequently cheered in the
course of his address.
ACTOR D0RE DAVIDSON
His Agent Arrested on a Warrant
Sworn Out in Pittsbnrg.
Chicago, March 18. Lloyd Dawson, an
actor, was arrested as a fugitive from jus
tice, upon information furnished by Dore
Davidson, who 43 playing the title role in
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,'' at the Wind
sor Theater. Davidson claims that Dawson,
while .acting as his advance agent, de
camped with certain moneys belonging to
the company, and that a warrant has been
issued against him for grand larceny at
Pittsburg. Dawson secured bail.
AN ATTACK ON BLAINE.
Mexico Imagines We Want to Annex That
Cm op Mexico, March 18. The con
seryative jress is attacking President Har
rison and Secretary of State Blaine, claim
ing that they are ambitious to have the
United States possess Mexico.
, TVANTS t -
Of any Uod oaa best, bo
tlsfled by advertising in.
columns of THE BIS
Confronted by a Sphinx-LikeJ
Riddle Personified in An
JUDGE WHITE CAN FROWN,
But Very Few Applicants Seem to
Catch His ApproYing Smile.
INTERESTING DILEMMAS ARE AT HAND.
No Ghost of a Show for Those Who Applied
Iast Tear and Were Refdsed One or
Two Significant Hints Women, Children
nnd Buckets Smitiifleld Street to be
Weeded One Retailer Who Takes la
880,000 a Year Listens to Jndge White
on tho Bottle Business.
They got into the Third ward. That's aa
"far as the license inquisitors could go yester
day. But they ground out quite a grist of
ziddlss after all. There were, among the ap
plicants, the man who didn't know that an
application after one refusal was loaded; the
one who admitted he had "sold to women in
buckets," though he must have meant with
buckets; the fellow who wanted to succeed
Oyster Paddy, and the ?80,000 retailer,
whom Jndge White lectured on the bottle
business, and who will get more of it this
morning. All in all, it was a large first
was talking about
it. The opening
session of the Li
cense Court re
The corridors of
the Court House
were filled all day
Everybody, to a
greater or less ex
tent, is watching
the proceedings. The day was pleasant,
and during the noon hour the square in
front of the building was a busy scene. The
proceedings were very methodical, the
court was non-committal, and few can say
that they will be among the favored ones.
Still waters run deep, is an old saying,
and when quoted it generally means that
danger is at hand. The saying is very ap
plicable to the License Court, Tor the pro
ceedings are so quiet that the 'conversation,
held between Judge White (the only Judge
sitting) and the applicant
CANNOT BE HEABD
five feet away- from them. His Honor
seem3 to have but little time to waste upon
an applicant whose character and record
are not of the best.
A Scene in the Inquisition.
The grind commenced at 9 o'clock yester
day morning, and, with art hour's inter
mission for dinner, continued until after 3
o'clock. Applicants from two wards and a
part of a third were heard.
Judges Ewing, Magee and White held a
"consultation previous to the opening court,
and it was decided that the latter should
conduct the hearings. There are about
1,400 applicants from the county. Jndge
White wants to dispose of 100 cases a day.
The room was well filled with applicants
and spectators. The Women's Christian
Temperance Union was represented by Hon.
B. C Christy. Attorney Yost took charge
of the Law and Order Society's interests.
Captain Wishart occupied a seat near the
counsel; and was thoroughly stared at and
commented upon bv those who are not la
r sympathy with his work and methods.
YESTEBDAY'S LITTLE LIST.
The applications heard yesterday were as
First ward Samuel Abernathy, 46 Second
avenue; Jacob Becker. 28 Fourth avenue;
Charles Bobinger. 43 Fourth avenue; Samuel C,
Boley, 31. 32 and 33 Diamond square? J. H. E.
Bncb, 22Fenn avenne: Alex. Carson. 88 and 90
Third avenne; Henrx B. Conn, 200 Mafket
street; Thomas Delaney, 113 and 113 Market
street; John K. Burr, corner Market street and
Fourth avenue; John J. Dougherty, corner
Fort street and Penn avenne; George S. Fallon,
15 Penn avenue; Oswald Heckmann. 207 Market
street; Hany Heck, 23 Diamond- square; Alex
ander Hutchinson, 4. and S Diamond square;
Angelo 1vol. 9 Diamond square; "William H.
Jacob, 7 Union street: Peter King, 23 Penn
avenue; Fred Kamm, 27 Diamond square;
Margaret Kinney, corner Penn avenne and
Third street; Frederick Kellerman, IM Market
street: Martin Logan, 8, 10 and 12 Penn avenue;
Daniel Lydon, 84 Water street: Patrick McDon
ough, 20 Penn avenue; Thomas Nuttridze, 23
Diamond: John Nee. 219 Penn avenne; William
Printy, 332 Liberty avenue; E. W. Porter. T. J.
Sheridan and Thomas Harper, 20 Diamond
square; Charles Quinn, 34 Diamond street;
George Beineman, 33 Diamond street; John C.
Stronp, 23 Union street; Frederick Saunders, 64
and 60i Water street; Mrs. Catharine Skolnes,
11 Diamond square; Charles W. Stevens, corner
Liberty and "Water streets; Thomas E. Wells, 2
Fifth avenue; Mrs. Martha Wolf, 1 Union
street; BartleWalsb, 6 Fourth avenne.
Second ward George B. Anderson and John
Rowan, 213 and 213 Smltbneld street; Henry h.
Berger, corner Diamond and Grant streets;
NeviUe Bajley, 405 and 407 Smlthflold street;
Daniel Brady, comer Boss and Second avenue;
John Drbew, 209 Grant street; JohnT. Dignam,
10 smithfleld street: James H. Filson, 101 Grant
street; John Filson and George Filson, 318
Grant street; Michael M. Frey, 60 andSSDla-
monu street; uaraeie uaiiisatn, Diasaesd
street; T.J. Goodwin and O. G. Goodwin, US
Fourth avenue; D. Gelb and Samuel M. Yousr,
210 Second avennet Charles S. GUI, corner
Wood street and Third avenne, Walter Greea,
196 Second avenue; Owes Hagies,' 134- aad VM