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advertise in The Dispatch.
It reaches ererr borne and
is read by everybody. If
you are in business let the
Senator Cooper Says the Repub
lican Party Cannot Turn
ON THE LIQUOR QUESTION,
Jlr. Shiras Give3 Tip All Thoughts of the
BROOKS WILL TOIE NO ON PROHIBITION.
The Author of the High License BUI Thinks
Highly of Hia Handiwork Senator
Cooper Sayi the Saloon Must be Re
placed by Hoteli, and tie Bepnbllcan
Party la Bound to Accomplish the Work
Liquor Legislation to Largely Occupy
, the Attention of the Next Legislature
Party Caucuses Held and Revenue Com
Senator Cooper, ex-Chairman ot the Ke
poblican State Committee, says the Repub
lican party cannot turn backward, but,
having tackled the liquor question, it must
inarch forward to its conclusion. He says
the end must be that only hotels shall have
liquor licenses. Mr. Brooks, of the liquor
law bearing his name, says he will vote
openly against the prohibitory amendment.
He is satisfied that the high license law is
practical prohibition, if rightly interpreted.
Mh Shiras has given up all hopes of getting
his Judge "White impeachment resolution
before the House.
tFKOM A STAFF COEEESFOXDE1TT.I
Hahmsbueg, May 7. Mr. Cooper's sup
plement to the Brooks' high license law is
again before the Senate, with two more
amendments, and to-morrow will be voted
upon finally by that body. It is not likely
it will pass. Mr. Cooper is not claiming a
victory for it. He-admits the vote will be
close, and that even should it pass the Sen
ate it is likely to die conference" commit
tee, as there is no time remaining to make a
fight of any size. "Do you think," he
was asked by The Dispatch correspond
ent, "that license legislation will have a
prominent place in the next Legislature?"
"It will, beyond a doubt," "was his reply.
"It is quite likely to have the most prom
inent place. I think it will be he leading
uestion, should the prohibition amendment
lot be carried."
Cnn Take No Steps Backward.
' "Are there other restrictions you would
"Jfuggest beside those vou have incorporated
fn"the measure you are now advocating?"
"The Republican party," said Mr. Cooper,
"must go ahead on the liquor question. I
think the policy of the future will be against
the saloon the mere drinking place. Hotels
and restaurants, where people are accom
modated with lodging and food, should be
the only places to have licenses to sell liquor.
Places that making the selling of liquor
their prominent feature will be wiped out."
"And how about the license fees will
they be raised?"
"I am yet in favor of that feature of the
bill I introduced early in the session, which
doubled the license fees."
Its Opponents Admit Its Good Points.
"The Philadelphia Law and Order dele
gation which came here," continued Senator
Cooper, "to oppose reconsideration of my
bill, admitted in conversation with me that
it is a good measure. That feature of it
which absolutely 'forbids the participation
of children in the purchase or sale of liquor
they especially like. No law has ever for
bidden it, and it is something that should
be stopped. It is not necessary to explain
the reason why. That will immediately
present itself. The only argument they use
against my bill is that it is unwise to have
any license legislation now, on the eve of
the prohibition election. They think it
would impress some people as an exhibition
of bad -faith."
Mr. Brooks is opposed to Mr. Cooper's
bill on just these grounds. He was also
asked whether, in the event of the defeat of
prohibition, license legislation would be a
feature of the next Legislature.
The Republicans Most Move Forward.
"1 don't like to say that," he replied.' "I
don't want to say or do anything, one way
or the other, that will influence the June
vote. I can say this, though, that if the
prohibition amendment is not carried, the
Republican convention to nominate a State
Treasurer will meet early this fall and will
deal with the subject The Republican
party isn't moving backward in this mat
ter." A friend of Mr. Brooks quotes him thus:
"On the morning of the election I will go to
the voting place, walk right up to the man
who has the negative ballots, get one with a
'Ho on it, hand it in and go right away."
Mr. Brooks was asked by The Dispatch
correspondent whether in his opinion his
high license law gave Judges the authority
to be so radical as Judge White, of Alle
gheny, seemed to be. "It certainly does,"
he replied, "and the Supreme Court says so.
They can go even further, and
Grant No Licenses at All,
if they think them unnecessary. Don't
you remember that in Huntingdon cssnty
the Presiding Judge, said licenses wejj?nec
essary and the two Associate Judges over
ruled him and said they were not? The
Presiding Judge told them they were fools,
and they replied that perhaps they were,
but they would let the Supreme Court de
cide that point. The result was that the
Supreme Court said they were all right, and
refused to reverse their decision."
Hon. George Shiras was asked to-day
whether he intended to push his resolutions
against Judge "White. 'What is the use?"
be replied. "They have half a dozen peo
ple here ready to object, and I can't get the
resolutions before -the House now without
Mr. Cooper's latest amendments to his
supplement to the high license hill re that :
one of the 'bondsmen of the applicant for'
license may be a surety company, and' that
jetties jOr counties shall be responsible for
constables' fees. - ' . Simpson.
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bv all who
THE BEVENUE COMMISSION
Party Caucuses at Which Members Are
Chosen Democrats Select Mr. Wherry
and Republicans Chooso Mr. Tag-
gort as Against Calvin Wells.
ITBOM A BTAIT CORRESrOXDET.l
Haheisbueo, May 7. The Eepublican
and Democratic caucuses of the House met
this morning, and, after choosing candidates
for the commission to count the vote for
State Treasurer, after the fall election, also
named candidates for places on the new
Revenue Commission. The Republicans
had conceded to the Democrats the right to
name the taxation expert, and the Demo
crats selected Hon. S. M. "Wherry, of Cum
berland, who was a member of the last com
mission, but who is betiter known in the
present Legislature in connection with his
gallant though futile attempt to have the
House pass an anti-discrimination bill, and
for his effort to have the Legislature Teform
the plan of management of the sinking
.Mr. Wherry says the original plan was to
select Mr. Smgerlv, of the Philadelphia
Becord, for this place, but repeated tele
grams to him on the Subject remained un
answered. A Granger Gets tbe Plum.
The Republican caucus had to choose be
tween Representative Taggart, the grander
member from Montgomery county, and Cal
vin "Wells, of Pittsburg, as the representa
tive of the manufacturing industries of the
State. Mr. Taggart, according to a proa
inent Republican, had gone carefully
through the House yesterday, in his own in
terest He had 37 votes this morning,
against 20 for Mr.Wells. Mr. Taggart is not
a manufacturer. He is a farmer and a prom
inent member of the State Grange. He is
best known in connection with his fight for
tbe dressed beef bill and for House bill No.
10, and better known as the granger tax '
bill, which latter passed the House and was
delayed in the Senate Finance Committee
so long that it was useless to try to do any
thing with it
Mr. Taggart thinks that ifit had been re
ported .to toe Senate in time it could have
been placed on the calendar.thoush Senator
Brown, of York, failed in an attempt to do
this when he tried.
Why Tagffart Was a Candidate.
Mr. Taggart says he wouldn't have been a
candidate had Speaker Boyer consented to
lake a place on the commission, but when
he refused, Mr. Taggart thought himself
entitled to a place in tbe gift of the House,
and especially so as it was virtually settled
that Worthy Master Rhone would repre
sent the State Grange, which is given the
right to name one commissioner.
The facts urged by Mr. Taggart for his
right to the place are his services in behalf
of the grander tax bill, which Senator Dela
mater and Chairman Andrews had. he said,
promised him should be passed as a salve
for the wounds cansed by the defeat of the
beef bill. Mr. Taggart had made a study of
the subject of taxation, and is well qualified
for a place on the commission, though a
manufacturer would undoubtedly be much
more acceptable to manufacturers.
A Tax Expert One of the Chosen.
The Senate has elected John A. Wright
of Philadelphia, a lax expert, to a place on
the commission as such. The Democrats
cast their vote's for Senator Belts. As the
Governor has not yet signed the resolution,
the House has as yet proceeded no farther
than the caucuses.
Auditor General McCamant, who to-day
commenced his term ot office for which he
was elected, does not think the commission
will amount to much so far as practical re
sults are concerned. Me. thinks it impossi
ble for the conflicting interests, it .will con
tain to harmonize on a, basis for 'taxation.
They will, in his opinion, pull apart rather
A COMPfiOMISB EFFECTED.
The Allegheny County Oil Ganger Will Con
tinue In Business.
ffFZCIAL TXLEGKAH TO THE DISPATCH.!
Haeeisbueg, May 7. A compromise
was effected to-day by which the Pittsburg
ganger bill is permitted to fail. The test
case in the Allegheny courts will be
dropped, and the ganger will only gauge
and collect fees on oil refined and sold with
in thecountyof Allegheny. Attheconference
the refiners were represented by D. P.
Reighard, S. M. Willock and E. S. Craig,
attorney. On the other side were William
Plinn, V. Stevens, the interested ganger,
whose office the refiners sought to abolish;
J. O. Brown, Chief of the Department of
Public Safety, and his attorney, Charles
McKee. Mr. Brown merely agreed to use
his influence to have the City Councils
agree to the terms of the compromise.
The bill had passed the House, and was
on third reading in the Senate. Each side
at this stage was afraid to test the strengthl
ot me omer. xne tnree Allegheny Senators
here were against the bill, and Senator
Delamater, who was for it, wasn't sure he
could carry it
The Pittsburg street bill has passed the
Senate, and the House will concur in the
merely verbal amendments.
HIGHER SALARIES FOR JDUGES.
The Bill Passes tbe House Finally, Mr. Hall
rTEOM A STAFF CORItESrONDENT.
Habeisbueg, May 7. The Judges sal
ary increase bill passed the House finally
to-night by 116 to 74. Hon. Henry Hall,
who was placed in the chair yesterday and
to-day by Speaker Boyer, whose health will
not stand the continual strain, was thereby
put in a position where he could make no
more speeches against the measures.
The Allegheny delegation voted as fol
lows: Yeas Bulger, Chalfant, Lafferty,
Lemon, Marland, Richards, Shiras, Stewart,
Weaver and White. Nays Graham, Jones,
Marshall, Kesbit and Robison.
ALL FATOR CAPTAIN DELANET.
His Petition for n. Federal Appointment
Signed by the Senate
rFBOU A STAFF COEEISPONDEXT.7
Habbisbubo, May 7. Forty-eight Sen
ators joined to-day in a request to Post
master General Wanamaker to join Messrs.
Quay and Cameron n recommending to
President Harrison the early appointment
of Captain Delaney, Librarian of the Sen
ate, to the position of Commissioner of
Registration and Elections of the Territory
The two Senators who did not join in "the
request are at home, seriously ill. The 48
who petitioned also wrote letters in the same
MEANS WHAT HE SAIS.
White Can bo Reached In Two
Years as Weil as Now.
v IFEOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.:
Habbisbubo, May 7. Hon. George
Shiras says when he says he has SO specific
charges against Judge White he means
what he says. He also says the Judge Will
be just as readily reached two years hence
as now. Mr. Shiras says he is not a candi
date for re-election, but will either come
back to Ihe Legislature or name his suc
cessor. MUST SET A iiATER DATE.
The Dedication Services nt Gettysburg Can
not bo Held May 21.
rTEOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.!
Habbisbubo, May 7. May 21 ami 22
hau been fixed as the time for the dedication.'
services at Gettysburg, but. tbe Monument!
uimunwu a meeuug; tomorrow, W1U;
.probably make the date later, for this rea
son: . A bill hasjmly recently passed appropri
ating $50,000 for the transportation of Get
tysburg veterans to the field on that occa
sion, and Adjutant General Hastings, who
is empowered to make the necessary ar
rangements, cannot have them completed in
time for the date that he3 been fixed.
THE REVENUE BILL READY.
Some More Changes Made In It Tbe Street
Railway Bill Now Ready.
rFBOU A STAFF COBBXEPOKDEXT.
HAEEiSBUBO.'May 7. The general reve
nue bill is ready for the Governor, and wnl
be signed by him, although he does not ap
prove the reduction of the tax cm gross
premiums of insurance companies from 3 to
2 per cent, which will reduce the
annual revenues from this source about
$150,000. The main amendment made to
to the present law taxes the judgments and
mortgages of corporations. Another change
from existing legislation provides that one-
l.lJ -xt. - . j ' J r -
miru oi me revenues uenveu iruw uu. uu
personal property be diverted into the
county treasuries, which now receive none
of this tax. The amendment of the House
enabling taxpayers to deduct from the tax
on mortgages and judgments their debts
does not find a place in the bill.
The hill for the incorporation of street
railway companies is ready to be messaged
to the Governor. A few amendments in
serted by the House after it had passed the
Senate were stricken out by the conference
committee. One of these was put in the bill
at the instance of Mr. Fow, requiring rail
way companies to pave the streets through
which their lines run.
Only Two of the Lancaster County Dele
gates nre Mngee Men.
IFEOM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. J
Habkisbubo, May 7. Amos-Ziegler, of
Lancaster county, is the gentleman who
was claimed by both the Quay and the
Magee men after the primary election in
Lancaster county. Mr. Ziegler was elected
a delegate ttrthe next State convention. He
was in Harrisburg to-day, and unhesitat
ingly told the correspondent for The Dis
patch that he is a Qaay man, and that in
consequence of his position the delegation
stands four Quay men to two Magee men,
all of them, however, being for Boyer lor
"It was this way,"said Mr. Ziegler: "Mr.
Kauffman asked me to run in Quay's inter
est, and I did. The fact that I was for the
Magee candidate for District Attorney
made many consider me a Magee man. We
did not make the fight on district attorney,
COME TO A CONCLUSION.
The Contract System of Soldiers Orphans'
Schools to bo Abolished.
tFBOMA STAFF CORBXSFOJTDrKT.l
Habkisbubo, May 7. The Conference
Committee appointed on the Soldiers Or
phans' commission bill have come to a con
clusion. The amendment of Senator Bates
abolishing the contract system has been re
tained, but the time to make the necessary
arrangements for its abolition has been ex
tended from four to six months.
The commission proposed to be appointed
is authorized to rent the necessary buildings
for the accommodation of the children of
soldiers, and to exercise a general super
vision of them. It is also authorized to
place .them in normal schools', State c 'leges
and SoldiersLHumesif at .should see'urouer
to iaxe eucn acMon, v
COUNCILS MUST CONSENT.
SlcCnllough's Electric Light
Passes. Uenvily Amended.
tFBOX A STAFF CORRESPONDENT. J
HABBlSBUBG.May 7. Dr. McCulIough's
electric light corporation bill', amended to
include some of the important features of
the Fletcher bill, passed the House to-night,
and will come up to-morrow for final pass
age. It has been through the Senate. This
bill, however, makes it necessary for com
panies to obtain the consent of councils be
fore entering on streets, lanes or alleys.
W. B. Rogers, Esq., who has been here
since last week, succeeded in having the
McCullough bill amended to .suit his ideas.
COST OF A CONTEST.
The State Taxed 838,000 to Unseat a Mem
ber of the Senate.
rFBOU A STAFF C0BBESP02TOEJJT.1
Habbisbubo, May 7. The Senatorial
Committee on Contested Elections seats Sen
ator Osbourne and unseats Devlin. The
minoritv report admits Osbourne's election,
but denies his right to a seat on technical
The cost of the contest to the State is $38,
000. Both gentlemen get their salaries.
Liquor Selling on Dccorntlon Day Goes.
rFBOU A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Habbisbubo, May 7. The bill to pre
vent the sale of liquor on Decoration Day
was lost in the House to-day by one vote.
WIPED OUT BY A CICL0NE.
A Kansas Town Coined nnd Many of Its
rsrxbiAi. txlxgbau to tbe disf atcr.i
Hutchinson, Kah-., May 7. The town
of Stafford, Kan., was wiped out by a cy
clone last night A 'number of people were
killed and about 50 wounded. The wind had
been blowing a gale for three days
and developed into a cyclone that
swept over the counties of Stafford
and Rice in a northwesterly direction.
Crops, farm houses and barns were mowed
down, and the full extent of the damage is
not yet reported.
The town of Stafford wa3 entirelv de-
destroyed, but fortunately thepeople saw
the cyclone coming and had tihie to escape
to cyclone cellars and places of safety.
The Eureka school house was next to go,
and all there is left is a few foundation
timbers. All the houses were frame, and
were lifted up and distributed over the ad
joining fields. The path of the cyclone was
clearly defined,-ns the houses on either side
were scarcely shaken.
FROGS FROM THE CLOUDS.
The Phenomenon Whtcu Slartlo'd tbo Resi
dents of a Dakota Town.
Jamestown, Dak., May 7. About 6
o'clock last night a pecpliar circumstance
was noticed by a number of people. A
small black cloud, rather low, was noticed
to move rather queerly, when suddenly the
cloud was lost sight of and a precipitation
of frogs Tas seen. There were, several hun
dred of them and could be seen hopping in
the street a block away. A number of dogs
were ou hand and made it' lively for the.
It is claimed that a funnel-shaped cloud,
indicating a cyclone, was seen in the west
shortlv before, and the theory, of some is
that the frogs were caught up from some
slengh in the whirlwind and carried in the
air until.it spent itself, which happened to
be over the center of the principal business
The Electric Sugar Refining Fraud.
New Yoke, May 7. May 20 has been
set down for the trial of the parties con
certed ia the alleged electric sugar fraud.
-The Ante of .Howard will come dd first, and
rsieantim'edepositioasV'ill be taken oft-wit-.J
fiesses who'are'in'Chicago.-'- ."iCjfb I
PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, 1889.
A WAR m PIG IEOJE
One , Leading Northern Company
Slashes Prices in Order to f
MEET SOUTHERN COMPETITION.'
The Beginning of a Fierce Contest Between
SMALL FURNACES WILL BE FORCED OUT
A Bale of Eteel Bails Hade at a,;Wee far Below tho
The Thomas .Clarke Iron Company has re
dnced prices on pig Iron to the lowest figure
ever known. This is announced as an effort
to keep out Southern competition. Atlanta
iron men assert that they will be able to
hold their own, and even go still lower.
The price of steel rails also seems to be af
fected by the situation.
ISPECXli TXXXOBAU TO TBS DISFATCII.l
New x"obk, May 7. The reduction of
the price of pig iron by the Thomas Iron
Company made a great sensation in metal
circles in this city, though it was not en
tirely unexpected. It seems that the com
pany reduced the price to the basis of $16 60
for No. 1 and $15 50-for No. 2 to consumers
in this city during this month and June,
while the prices quoted yesterday, $17 for
No. 1 and $16 for No. 2, is for iron at points
further,away from the furnaces and for de -
lltrflrw Httviw flio van
livery during the year.
This is the lowest regular trade price ever
know for pig iron in this country. The
general impression In this city is that it
will cause a quite extensive blowing put of
furnaces, as there are many which cannot
make a profit at these figures. It is be
lieved that the older Lehigh furnaces, which
have advantages in ore, can make iron and
deliver it at tide at an average cost of $13 75
per ton for the three grades. Some of the
smaller furnaces cannot lay down iron at
tide for less than $16 per ton.
x southern men excited.
The agents of ihe Southern iron in this
city are greatly excited over the action of
President .Clarke. They say they can com
pete in Northern markets at the reduction
and will do so. There is some foolish talk
of making a war, but it costs so much
money to run a non-paying iron furnace that
this is not likely, as the Southern concerns
are, known to nave little or no capital to
Agents of Northern iron companies say,
allowing for only small, profit at the mills,
Southern iron cannot be laid down on the
wharves at Northern cities at less than the
Thomas Company's prices. The production
of the Southern furnaces is estimated at nearly
2,800 tons of pig iron 'per day, and the con
sumption in the South at 2,200 per day.
The action of the Southern iron makers will
be awaited with a good deal of anxiety, but
it may not be fully developed for several
president B. G. Clarke, of the Thomas
Iron Company, was a very busy man to-day.
The notice of a reduotion in the price of
iron by his company .was widely circulated;'
and -a number f customers and others called.
on him lor information: sir. uiar&e. was
very frank with everybody.
WHY IT WAS BONE.
"The reduction in the price of iron'te
said, "was made because we found that
otner people were taking Our trade. The
Southern furnaces and others have been
going to onr customers and cutting prices.
"We found that this made some impression,
and we- made a move to preserve our trade.
That is all there is about it"
"What effect will this have on the iron
"It will decide the question whether we
can make and sell iron in our own territory
as cheaply as anybody. This move is the
first step in a contest between Northern and
Southern irons, and it will have to be
fought out "We propose to retain our trade
until we can make no profit in making iron,
and if that time ever comes we will sur
render, but not until then."
"Will the reduction increase the demand
"The demand for iron is very large now.
and the consumption is enormous. We are
not anxious to sell iron, and we are making
no special effort to do so."
"What can the South do in the way of
"I don't think they can sell below these
"How about the future of trade?"
"I think the present prices are the lowest
we shall see. They, are certainly the lowest
prices ever known for pig iron of reputable
brand in this country unless at a forced
MB. CLABKE'S HOPES.
Mr. Clarke expressed himself as hopeful'
that after a short time the trade would pick
up, especially if the production of iron is
lessened. The competition among the
makers of steel rails is sharper than ever.
It is reported tbat a sale was made to-day ou
the basis of $24 70 per ton. This is $1 15
below the lowest pries ever made in this
A dispatch from Atlanta says: The cut
made in the price of iron by the Northern
dealers in no way disconcerts those inter
ested in the iron business in this section.
The price of Southern pig iron, while below
that of Pennsylvania, is by no means the
lowest figure that can be given. The iron
business is in its infancy here, the methods
or work are crude, the labor costly because
inexpert, the business is loaded down by
inexperienced managers and handicapped
by many outside expenses. It is under this
condition of things that Southern iron has
put the Northern product on the run.
Experience is taking the place of ignor
ance, the labor is becoming more expert,
and, therefore, the production, per capita
will be so much greater and useless ex
penses are being lapped off. In this way
the price of iron may be materially reduced
without destroying a profit. Such are tbe
views as collected from ihose here who are
engaged in the iron interest
SOMETHING OF. A SUBPBISE.
A. dispatch from Birmingham, Ala., says:
"The cut 'in pig iron made by. the Thomas
Company was a surprise to Southern iron
men," said a prominent .manufacturer to
night "We have been looking forward to
at least a slight advance in price, and were
unprepared for a further decline. Southern
furnaces have been kept in blast fill
ing contracts aud stocking up. Some
of the Birmingham furnaces have
been selling iron right along, perhaps
without loss, bnt certainly not mak
ing any money to speak of. Some
of tbe furnaces in this district, I believe, can
meet the reduction and still have a small
margin, but a very small margin. Profiting
bv the experience of the past we may be able
to make iron cheaper in future than we are
making it now, out no Southern furnaces
now in blast-will make much money at pres
ent prices unless we get bettefTreight rates."
"Will the reduction cause any oftthe
Birmingham furnaces to go out of blast?" ,
"I think not We may get better freight
rates soon. Anyway ho turnace in this
district is to go out of blast, so far as I
know. It may be that theeduction will be
promptly met and we may go them one
lower, but jt.will be our policy to maintain
prices if possible."
A-disnatch from Chattanootra.-savs:' The
out made by an Ohio furaace on account of
the'low. priees of SouthernTrdnt-h'aaVas 'yet
made no sensation among fumacemenin
this region, and. in the opinion of the best
posted experts will not So far 'there has
been no corresponding reduction to meet
ii StUl, new furnaces are going into blast
-almost daily, and the cost of making pig
iron her'eabo'ut is very small comparatively,
as iron, coal and limestone are found almost
in the same ledge. Unskilled labor ,is
cheap, and strikes almost unknown. South
ern iron men claim that the advantage Is
J-.with them, and thatthey may-carry the war
on prices stlfl farther, as their marKe-. must
be for the greater part in the North.
CHARGES OF MUBDEB.
tThat Is lbs Allegation Bronsbt Against An
other Chicago Charitable Institution
Patients Sold to Have Been Virtually
Killed by the Attendants.
v Chicago, May 7. A number of ladies
interested in the Home for the Incurables to
iay. applied -to the courts for the appoint
ment of a receiver. The bill says:
That the matron of said home Is one Caro-.
lino Barlow, whn is a nersnn tthnllv unfit and
rjmpropertofill said position; that charges of
uuuroDer conauct, uisnonesc practices, ot vio
lation of the rules of said home, of mismanage
ment, of want of -proper attention, and crnelty
to patients have been repeatedly made against
her; that an investigation was made into the
conduct of the matron, but though manrfthlngs
were stated and proved which should have pro
cured the removal of said Caroline Barlow, a
Part of tha Expp.ntfvn Committee and Presi-
L dent of the institution kept the matron in ber
position contrary to ana in violation ox every
interest of the institution.
It is further asserted that Madam Barlow,
though knowing nothing of medicine, under
took to treat the patients; that the patients
at the poor house received better treatment;
that the incnrables were fed indiscriminately;
that their treatment depended on the ''likes
and dislikes of Caroline Barlow;" that the
J - tremej and that M the phygicians resigned
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condition of-aflairs was shocking in tbe ex-
from tbe medical staff of the institution, and
that a majority of the Executive Committee
The most startling charge in the bill is
one where it says that a patient, James
Bo t top, was virtually murdered. at the home
"by the attendants and nurses of the home
with tbe knowledge and consent of Caroline
Barlow," and that "Caroline Barlow con
spired with the attendants to cover up said
case and obliterate the manner of the death
of Botten, putting it on the false ground of
accidental injury." Another case cited is
tbat of Annie Gustfeusen, a con
sumptive. It is said that Mrs. Bar-.
low .abused and threatened her; that
one of the nurses brought food to Annie's
bed, jerked up the patient, slammed the
tray down upon her and left Annie fainted
and remained insensible for two hours.
That night she died. The incident was re
ported to Caroline Barlow, who, it is al
leged, never so much as reprimanded the
There are a number of other cases wherein
it is charged that the patient died under
cruel treatment either at Mrs. Barlow's
hands or at the bands of some attendant
Judge Tuley decided not to grant the peti
tion for a receiver until notice had been
served upon the' accused.
Dr. Passavant toErectjin Orphans' Home in
Montana Imnd -and Farming Imple
ments Pnrchnsed His Many Friends
Surprised The Institution Will
rsrxciAi. TSLiaitAX to thz dispatcit.1
Helena, Mont., May 7. Eev. William
.PfiiSddrsnt. who- iff well known aver tbn
United States -by his efforts- in charitable"
works, has perfected arrangemnts here for
the erection and maintenance of an orphans
home and industrial, school, to be under
the control of the Lutheran denomination.
He has purchased 676 acres of land, with
water rights, farm implements, horses', stock
and buildings, just east of Helena for the
home, and a site in Helena for a church.
The home and school will be non-sectarian,
receiving wards of all classes and religious
belief. A manual training- school will be
connected with the asylum. Mr. Passavant
announced before departing for the West
to-day, where he will visit Portland and the
coast cities, where he goes to continue his
missionary labors, that the institution will
I bo opened to the public in the near future.
A Dispatch reporter called at Dr. Passa
vant's residence, 12J Center avenue, to inquire
the reason of the establishment of an orphans'
home in snch a remote and recentlv develoDed
'country. None of the immediate family were
Home, xne sister oi tne qoctorswiie coma
not enlighten tbe reporter further than what
she had heard indirectly from his letters to the
family. She stated tbat the doctor was now at
Helena, whence he would go to Portland, Ore.,
and then to San Francisco. The lady knew
nothing at all shout the school.
Mr. Harry Passavant, local agent of the
Northern Pacific Railroad, a son of the doctor,
was also seen, bnt his -information was very
vague, and indeed ho first beard of tbe fact
when the reporter apprised him of it.
Dr. Passavant Is a well-known local public
benefactor and philanthropist. It is said a
Mr. Thompson, of this city, is associated with
him in the Montana home.
A SOLDIER'S LINE OF DUTY.
It Is Decided to Bo Wbcn No Rule or Regu
lation Is Violated.
Washington, May 7. Assistant Secre
tary Bussey to-day rendered an important
decision in the pension case of Mary E.
McNeil, widow of Alexander McNeil, late
private, in Company D, One Hundred and
Nineteenth Illinois Volunteers. The case
involves the important, question of "line" of
duty," aud Assistant Secretary Bussey's in
terpretation of the law with respect to it is
even broader and more liberal than in. the
Ammerman case. The former decision is
reversed and the Commissioner, of Pensions
is directed to place the name of the widow
on the pension rolls. '
In speaking of this" decision Assistant
Secretary Bussey said to-day that he was of
the settled opinion that a soldier is in-line
of duty, within the meaning .of the pension
laws, when he is not engaged in violating
any order, army rule' or regulation, or. vio
lating any instruction of his superior officer
for the police regulation of the camp.
YANKEE NOTIONS FROM AUSTRIA.
Foreign Imitations of American Goods Sold
Extensively in Malta.
Washington1, May 7. Consul Forth
ington, at Malta, has sent a long report to
the State Department touching the possi
bility of extending the trade of United
States manufacturers with Malta. He says
that our goods bear the. highest reputation
for excellence, and need only a proper intro
duction to find a large market Energetic
drummers . carrying -samples are needed,
and European markets are employing them
largely in Malta in pushing "Yankee no
tions," made In Austria and elsewhere than
in the United States.-
The Consul incloses a list of American
articles that might, by well-directed efforts,
be profitably brought to the Maltese mar
ket INDIANA'S OIL WELL.
Terro Haute Excited Over One That la Be
lieved toliead the World.
Tbbbe HArTE, May 7. The oil well at
this city was visited by thousands of people?
last night and to-day. No stronger flow has
ever been found in this country.' A 20
barrel tank was filled in just 20 minutes.
The well is thought to bo good. for at least
1,000 barrels per day. '
A great quantity was wasted on the
ground before the check valves were put in,
but the flow Is.now under perfect control.
The product is shown by analysis to be' a
Buperiur quality vi muncBung ou.
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AVOIDING THE SOUP.
Senator Qnay Remains in Washing
ton to Attend to Business.
HIS EMENDS. TO BE REWARDED,
And the Appointments of McKean and Gil
lelahd Expected Soon. -
PALMER IS THE PUBLIC PRINTER,
And Two Cltll Berries Reformers Are Appointed Cea
mlasloaers. """" j f
Senafor Quay is doing business at the old
stand, and something may drop hereabouts
soon. The surprises of the dayat Washing
ton were the appointment of Frank. W.
Palmer as Public" Printer, and Messrs."
Roosevelt and Thompson as Civil Service
Commissioners. , ,
ISFZCUt, TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.l ,.
Washington, .May 7. Senator. Quay
did not get leave of absence this, morning,
as he expected, to depart for Philadelphia,
there meet Mrs. Quay, and go on to Long
Branch, as was the programme. The office
seekers brought a pressure to bear upon him
which he could not resist To quote the
words of one of them: "I told Qnay that he
would be turned down, and we Would all be
turned down, if he didn't stay here and at
tend to his and our business. It's all well
enough for him to go to the seashore, but
while he goes there we go into the soup.
He lost that place for Gilkeson by going
away, and the only sure thing is to stay on
the ground and watch the fellows who have
the appointing power. I tell you, you can't
trust them out of your sight"
Senator Quay called at the Department
of Justice to-day, and had another confer
ence with the Attorney General in regard
to the appointment ofGilkeson to the Flori
da District Judgeship, and also about the
Marsbalships and Attorneyships for Penn
sylvania. Ha and Colonel Bayne also had
a long conference with Postmaster General
Wanamaker. The net result, of that con
ference is locked in the bosom of the par
ticipants, but there is a broad hint In cir
culation that all differences were healed,
and that Quay's candidates for postmaster
ships, with the exception of Philadelphia,
will soon be given their reward for loyalty
and good service.
It is believed that Field will very soon be
appointed postmasterfor Philadelphia, and
that at about the same time McKean and
Gilliland will be given tbe office of Pitts
burg and Allegheny. There's also a rumor
that Holliday, of Erie county, is certainly
promised the office of Commissioner of Cus
toms. NEW CITIL SERTICE COMMISSIONERS
Theodore Boosevelt and Hugh S. Thompson
Secure the Appointments.1'
Washington, May 7. President Har
rison this evening appointed Theodore
Boosevelt, of New York, and Hugh D.
Thompson, of South Carolina, to be Civil
Mr. BooseTelt is a well-known member of tha
Roosevelt family.-of Now. York, ana has taken
an active part In the pbllfic3jf that Ste. Ho
Jwame;t)rthe delegates at large to the Repub-
Itinn PAntfahMnn I 'rifrai In TBftJ and ismsi
lican Convention at 'Chicago in IBM, and was
Republican candidate for Mayor of New-York
City at the election preceding the, last Mayor
alty contest, running against Abram 8.
Hewitt and Henry George. He has
been a decided civil service reformer all
his life, and while in the State
Senate ' of New York secured' the passage of
what is known as the Roosevelt reform bill.
He is a man of literary tastes, and has written
a number of magazine articles descriptive of
life upon the large ranch which be owns in
Montana. He is about 30 years of age, and is
a quick, nervous and energetic worker. He is
not now in Washington, bnt was here in con
sultation with the President before be accepted
Mr. Thompson is tbe well-known Assistant
Secretary of tbe Treasury from South Carolina,
appointed by President Cleveland. He was.
born In Charleston, a. U., and is about GO years
of age. He was educated at the University of
oonin uaronna, ana alter ne was graauatea
therefrom studied and practiced law for some
time in Columbia, tbe capital ot the State.
He .was elected Governor of the State,
wbicb .'office be resigned to ac
cept the Assistant Secretaryship of the
Treasury. He was one of the most popular of
the appointees of the late administration, and.
President Cleveland in February last sent in
nis nomination to the Senate for the office to
which ne was this evening appointed, bnt it
was not confirmed, tbe Senate having adopted
a policy of non-action on appointments made
by President Cleveland toward the close of bis
administration. His appointment was urged
bva great many prominent Democrats, and
also, it Is said, by a number of Republican Sen
ators and Representatives.
PUBLIC PRINTER PALMER,
The President Selects a Veteran Newspaper
Man to Succeed Benedict. '
Washington, May 7. The President
this evening appointed Frank W. Palmer,
of Illinois, to be Public Printer.
Mr. Palmer was born in Manchester, Dear
born county, Ind., on October 11, 1827, and at
the age of 15 was apprenticed to learn tbe
printing trade. He first worked as a journey
man in New York City, and then removed to
Jamestown. N. Y., where for ten years he was
the publisher and editor of tbe Jamestown
Journal. He was a member of tbe'New York
Assembly in 1853 and 1854. In 1858 he
removed' to Iowa, and became editor and
part owner of the Dubuque Times. In
1S00 be was elected State Printer,
holding the office eight years, while at Des
Moines as State Printer he secured control of
the State Register, tbe paper now' owned by
First Assistant Postmaster General Clarkson.
InlSSShewas elected a Representative from
Iowa to the Forty-first Congress and was re-'
elected to the Forty-Second Congress. After
leaving Congress Mr. Palmer bought an inter
est in the Chicago ihter-Octn,whlch bad been
started about a year or two previously,
and he at once assumed an editorial relation
with that paper. He remained with the Inter
Ocean until tie was appointed postmaster of
Chicago by President Hayes, which position he
filled during tbe administrations of Garfield
and Arthur, President Cleveland appointing
successor on tne expiration or. nis term or
Since relinquishing the postmastershlp,
jeen engaged in editorial work on Vari-
he has been engaged
ons papers, among tnem Deing tne
Herald. Mr. Palmer was not a candidate (or
the place, and the only letters on file at tbe
White House in connection with his appoint
ment are commendations sent in voluntarily
since bis name was publicly mentioned. He Is
a practical printer and is also a bookbinder.
WON'T PLEASE POLITICIANS.
The friends of Civil Service Reform Have
Cause to Rejoice.
tSFXCIAI. TILXQEAJC TO TOT DISPATCH.1
Washington, May 7. The selection of
Theodore Boosevelt and ex-GovernorThomp-,
son, of South Carolina, for civil service
commissioners, will please tbe civil service
reformers of both parties, but will hardly
satisfy the politicians of either. Mr. Boose
velt is a very positive and pronounced sup
porter of the present law.
Mr. Lyman, who has been the sole mem
ber of the commission for some time, will at
last have two colleagues who will be in
hearty accord with him, a state of things
that has never existed before in the history
of the Commission.
BACKED BI QUAI.
Thompson and Roosevelt Satisfy Onr Sen
ators A Concession to' Mugwumps.
rSFZCIAt. TXLXGItAV TO TOT DISFATCII.l
t Washington, May 7. Thompson,-' the
new,. 'Democratic member, of -the Civil.
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of the. Pennsylvania Senators, andSesator
Quay, at tie request of Hon. Henry Cabot
lodge, of Massachusetts, to-day indorsed
the candidacy of Mr. Theodore Koosevelt.
Therefore the Pennsylvania Senators may
be said to. have backed both of the new
Commissioners. Boosevelt is looked upon
as a direct concession to the Mugwump ele-
DEPEW ON THE STAND. -.
The Railroad KagBato Appears Before the
Senate Investlgatlag Committee HI. .
Idea of What Most be Done J
ivitn tne vanaaian wiau
A Little Dispute.
rftlOAl, TXUOBAUTO TBX DISPATCH.
New Yobx:,, May 7. Chauncey M. De
pew told the Inter-State Commerce Commit
tee of Senators at the' Fifth Avenue Hotel
to-day that he had given a good deal oft at
tention ia the extension of Canadian rail
road lines into the United States, and that
.he did not favor such extension. At the
same lime he did not favor such a rad
ical measure as cutting them out entirely.
- They are now practically In a positionto dic
tate' to American roads, not Deing subject to
the restrictions of tbe inter-State commerce
law. The Chicago rate governs our whole
traffic, but they can fix'wbat Chicago tate they
please, and recoup by raising rates on their
local business. We must meet their Chicago
rate and onr local rates nnder the law must go
down in proportion instead of going pp. Tbey
have limitless opportunities to undercut us.
They can take freight by steamer and so avoid
the jurisdiction of theommission entirely. It
is only as a matter of policy tbat they keep up
any rates at alii There is no remedy except to
repeal thaJnter-State commerce law or to ap
ply ft to Canadian roads. We don't want tbo
law repealed. I should consider it a crime to
repeal the law. If the Canadian roads were ex
tinguished absolutely it wonld increase tha
cost of transportation in the United States.
General Manager Joseph Hickson, of the
Grand Trunk line, told the committee that
"we consider that all our business carried
from the'TTnited States through Canada into
the United States, or out of the United
States, .into Canada, or out of Canada into
the United- States, is subject to the regula
tions of the inter-State Commission. We
publish our rates as required, and abide by
them absolutely. Our through rates are
fixed with the idea of making a profit on
them; We do not recoup on local traffic,
and we hare not raised local rates cotem
poraneously with or on account of our con
forming with the inter-State law."
Mr. -Felton could not explain the Grand
Trunk's sudden increase in business out of
Chicago. He did not think terminal
facilities accounted for it. He had never
before known such an increase in business
to any road without there being rebates or
some other crookedness as to rates to account
font As to the export business he in
clined to the theory tbat there was some
sort of an' arrangement with the steamship
lines by which it is guaranteed from loss
and makes whatever ocean rate is necessary
to get the business.
Charles Francis Adams will be examined
by the committee to-morrow.
ROBBERS WITH WINCHESTERS.
They Hold Up a Posloffice and Fight for
Colorado Springs, May 7. Last night
about 8 o'clock Frank Costello, postmaster
-and storekeeper of that town, with' his
two clerks, was getting ready
to close the office, when three
men entered and covered the occupants with
guns', arid sAWtbej. wanted money. One of
the Jilerks -named Pfitnam began to parley
with- the robbers;' when he was severely
clubbed. Postmaster Costello seeing the
robbers had the drop on him, handed over
(200 in Government money and (200 of his
All the time the money was being counted
tbe robbers kept the men-covered with their
Winchesters. Alarm was at once given and
a party started in pursuit The robbers
were overtaken a short distance from the
town and a fight ensued, in which one of the
pursuing party, William Brady, was shot
and probably fatally wounded. The robbers
succeeded in getting away and reached the
A DRUG CLERK'S MISTAKE.
He Poisons a Woman by an Error In Com
. pounding a Prescription.
tSFXCIAI. TELZGHAJI TO TEX DISFATCII.l
EVANSVTLI.E, Ind., May 7. Maynard
Castle, a young druggist of this city, about
20 years of age, filled a prescription three or
four days ago, for an aged lady by the name
of Spitzmiller, and by a fatal error put
belladona in it, which came near killing
her instantly. She rallied, however, from
the effects of the first few spasms, butis still
in a critical condition and not expected to
The matter has been kept very quiet, al
though the woman is being regularly at
tended by two reputable physicians of this
city, and was only made public to-day, when
the "worst was feared. Young Castle has
not yet been arrested, but it is thought will
be, should the unfortunate woman die.
BRICE IS CHAIRMAN.
Senator Gorman Says the Oblo Millionaire
Will Fill Bnrnum's Place.
tSFECUf. TELXOHAM TO TOT DISPATCH. J
New Yoek, May 7. A special meeting
pf theDemocratic National Committee will
be called for some date about the middle of
next month to act on the death of Chair
man William E. Barnum. SenatorGonnan
is authority for the statement that there is
no foundation for the stories of disagree
ments in the committee about the filling of
the vacancy caused by Chairman Barnum's
death, o rivalry among various members of
the committee lor tne succession f to the
chairmanship. He says:
"Hr.Brice will undoubtedly be unani
mously chosen to be chairman of the com
mittee until the next National Convention.
It is. the business of that convention to de
termine who will be put in charge of the next
JS PLACE OP THE ROPE.
Tbo'Stato of New York Laying In a Supply
of Electrical Apparatus.
NEW Yobk:, May 7. Contracts were
signed to-day by which the State of New
Yori purchased for the electrical execution
of condehied crimicals, three Westinghouse
alternatingurrent electric light dynamos.
The State prisons nt Sing SIng,-Kuburn and
Clinton are each to have one of Mese deadly
machines, which will be drivel by the en
gines already in place. I
' ' The current will be applied fb the unfor
tn nates at 'the jume-pressure' Vised by this
system for electric lighting, and tbe State's
experiments have shown that death will en
sue lnpess' than 30 seconds.
They prohibit Everything In .Michigan.
Lansing, May 7. The Senate to-day
passed the Rogers bill prohibiting the sale
of .tobacco, to minors under 17 years of age
and the Jackson bill prohibiting the manu
facture and sale of cigarettes. Both of
these bills have passed the House and only
require the signature of the Governor to be
Is She a Scott f
Yesterdav the inauest noon the Infant which
Mary Welsh threw into a vault In the Windsor-
Hotel, Brownsville road, was held over to investigate-'
tbo matter. The girl still claims to
be the wife of Frank Scott, son of the late John
Scott Upon this tbe inqnest wasadionrneu to
find out tie truth of her statement; No mar
irktge -lleeese was issued to. Fra&k Scott and
any kind can best bfl
i of ThkjDiS-
He Easily Explains tne Charge That
He Made False Statements.
A LITTLE HIT. AT FATHICK FOID,
-Who PrintedGarbled Accounts of Speeches! !
dj tne iron Leaaer.
NO USE FOR THE DYNAMITE FIENDS.
The National Liberal Club Will Support Gladstne u&
Mr. Parnell hits made a lucid explanation .
of his testimony, the other day, in which ha
was made to say that he had made falsa
statements in Parliament He positively"
denies even acquaintance with the majority
of the members of the physical force party.
Patrick Ford is accused of garbling his
speeches while in America. The National
Liberal Club has decided to support Glad
stone unitedly, and Mr. Parnell has beea
elected a member.
LondoS", May 7. The Parnell Commis
sion resumed its sitting to-day. Mr. Par
nell, upon taking the stand, said he desired
to correct that part of his evidence given 6a
Friday in relation to the statement
made by him in the House of Commons'
concerning the non-existence of secret so
cieties in Ireland.
Upon referring to the Hansard reports of
the proceedings of the House ot Commons
he found that his remarks, which had been
quoted by Attorney General Webster, re
ferred particularly to ribbonism, and
not to secret conspiracies generally. His
remarks therefore were a fairly accurate
statement of tbe facts, as ribbonism at that
time practically did not exist in Ireland.
soiie plain statements.
The cross-examination of the witness was
then resumed. Mr. Parnell said he had not.
heard of 100 guineas being paid for the de
fense of moonlighters at the Cork assizes id
1881. If he had been asked to make such
payments he should in those days have ap- .
proved of them if he had reason to believa
the law was being strained against a man,
but his general rule was to limit such pay
ments as much as possible.
He remembered one case in which he had
sanctioned the payment of money for the
defense of a prisoner and the man was ac
quitted. In another case he reimbursed
Mr. Harris, who had made himself responsi
ble for the costs of the defense, but at tho
same time witness instructed Mr. Harris
not to undertake in tbe future the defense
of accused moonlighters. Mr. Parnell said
that he some times paid money from -his
own private account in oenali ot tne .League.
He did not object to an inspection of his ac
counts. Attorney General Webster here began a
protracted examination of the' witness as to
his banking transactions, but failed to
elicit anything of note.
DOES NOT EVEN KNOW THEM. '
Being further catechized upon his knowl
edge of General Millen and other members
of the physical force party, Parnell declared
that a majority of the members of that party
were utter -strangers to him. He had never
heard that Mr., Ezaa.jiad joined tbeClan-Na-Gael.
He would regrettO-findTthatMriaa.
Ecran had rejoined the physical force party,
but he should not think such a course un
natural. Referring to his speeches made in Amer
ica, as published in the Irish World, witness
said he could not accept the reports as cor
rect Mr. Ford garbled the- speeches ia
order to suit the taste of the readers of the
Irish World. Witness had never made thir
statemenfpublicly before because it was not
Recurring to secret societies, Mr. Parnell
said he considered that a person who joined
the League and continued to be a member of
the Clan-Na-Gael acted to the injury of tha
League policy. Any members of tbe League
who would advocate the use of dynamite;
would be a traitor.
The Claims Said to Have Been Advanced Its'
the American Commissioners.
Berlin, May T. The Vossische Zeitung
says that tbe American Commissioners to
tbe Samoan Conference are instructed by
their Government to demand the neutrality
of the islands, and the administration of Sa
moan affairs by Samoans, and to urge the)
claim of the United States to the.
right to establish coaling stations at Pago
Pago. The demands or the United States,
however, are not intended to prevent the
other powers from exercising their influence
in accordance with their interests.
Prince Bismarck gave an audience to the
commissioners to the Samoan conference to
day. Count Herbert Bismarck was present
The audience lasted for three-quarters of aa
FOR GLADSTONE AND PARNELL.
TheNatlonal Liberal Cub Decides to Sap
port Both of Them.
London, May 7. The annual meeting of
the National'Liberal Club was held to-day.
Two thousand members were present A
resolution was adopted rescinding a pre
vious declaration of the club, "That owing;
to the divisions-at present existing in the
party) it is not desirable for the club to be
actively identified with, any section oi it."
To-day's action is tantamount to declare
ing the club a Glanstonian body. After an'
excited discussion Mr. Parnell was elected
a life member of the club by a large ma
jority. Arrested for Shouting for Boulauger.
Pabis, May 7. Twenty-five- thousand
persons visited the Exposition yesterday.
During the opening ceremonies the police
arrested three men for shouting "Vive Bou
langer." The evening festivities in cele
bration of the opening of the KxpositioB
passed off without a hitch. ,
The Bnllder of the Tower Honored.
Pabis, May 7. President Carnot to-day
received M. Eiffel, the designer and builder
of the tower bearing his name, and the
workmen who were engaged in its con
struction. All'the President's visitorsja
scribed their names in a book provided for
tha purpose. ' , ,
Nihilists Expelled From Switzerland.
Bebne, May 7. The Bnndesrath has ov - '
dered the expulsion from Switzerland of a '
number of Russians who are suspected of
having been concerned in the secret manu
facture of bombs at Zurich. -.
BURNED IN HER ABSENCE ,i ;.
A Mother Who Left Three Small CMMrea d
Alons In the House. "" i "
Indianapolis, May 7. At Hijlha,:
small town in Dubois county, jtri C.
Wilseman left hex; home to visit a neighbor
leaving three small children asleep ia the
house. During her absence the house, la
some manner unexplained,-eaught fire' a-nd -was
The two youHgesi' childresN lost their
lives while the tBlrd,-aged 9, escaped baVl,;
is uiiuiv iujutcu. Ane moveers reson- was
dethroned by the'siwek asd she uflivbt
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