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BATTLE OF GITS,
Quay's Lieutenant Comes to
Pittsburg to Capture the
MR. MAGEE IS WIDE AWAKE
And Will Make a Lively Figlit
Against the Little Kapoleon.
CHaIEIIAKANDEEWS' LITTLE 3IISSI0X.
Senator Qnay Declares War He Wants to
Control BothEndsof the Stntc Chairman
Andrews In Town He YIows the Battle
Ground aincre Conceded to be Supreme
In Pittsburg The Other Districts In the
County to be Hotly Contested City Con
troller Morrow to bo Succeeded br n.
Democrat Wnrrlnc Democratic Fac
tions to be Reconciled John Jarrett'a
The Republican State Chairman came to
town yesterday, and rumors were afloat that
there is a strong effort on foot to dethrdne
Mr. Magee in Allegheny county. That
gentleman, however, is not asleep, and is
working a plan or two of his own in oppo
sition to the Quay men. Mr. Andrews
talks in favor of the ship canal and the pros
perity it will bring to Pittsburg.
W. H. Andrews, Chairman of the Re
"publlcan State Committee, came down the.
Allegheny river from Titusville yesterday,
and registered at the Seventh Avenue Hotel.
He paid a few visits, in company with
friends, daring the day, and received many
visitors in his room. Everybody was sure
Mr. Andrews had come to tafce a hand in
the local political fight, but Mr. Andrews
would not say so. He confessed to a large
amount of ignorance of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny county politics. He was willing,
however, to learn, and anxious inquirers
were usually met by counter queries by
way of answer.
A Quay worker during the day had iolda
Dispatch reporter about the effort being
made to take the control of the Connty Com
mittee away from Mr. Magee. The State
Chairman was much interested in this and
wanted to know all about it The Quay
r people, according to the Quay worker
quoted, concede Mr. Magee the Pittsburg
committee men, but are making a hard fight
for the members from the First, Second,
Sixth, Seventh and Eighth districts. They
say they are going to get them, too. This is
g5tlrcver, bynother story, that the
Tagee people are setting up independent
delegates for the State Convention through
the county. They have no known candidate
for State Treasurer against Speaker Boyer,
but they intend to have it understood that
the delegates from Allegheny do not belong
to the opposition.
A Queer Local Combine.
John Jarrett came into Mr. Andrews'
room while The Dispatch reporter was
Dresent, and in conversation with the latter
confirmed the story that an effort it being
made to wrest the County Committee from
"I think," said Mr. Jarrett, "we will
cany the county from St Clair to Eliza
beth. I also think we will win the Fif
teenth, Sixteenth, Seventeenth and some
other wards. There h a very strong move
ment on foot"
Mr. Jarrett leaned back reflectively, and
in answer to further inquiries, said: "The
only other movement of consequence in
local politics just now is the move against
Controller Morrow. There is an effort in
progress to harmonize the Democratic
factions. Chauncey Black is to be brought
here if possible, and it is hoped he
will be able to bring the Bandall
Club and the Connty Democracy together.
In that event Tony Keating will be nom
inated for City Controller and will have the
support of Mr. Magee and his following.
Mr. Keating was elected to Council by the
Magee influence, aided by his own personal
popularity; but it is one thing to control a
Republican ward in the Interest of a Demo
cratic candidate, and quite another to con
trol a Republican city in the same interest
Personally I feel very friendly to both Mr.
Magee and Mr. Keating, hut I am a Repub
lican before everything else, and am for the
Republican candidate. If the Democratic
factions are harmonized and Mr. Magee
works with them I don't think it will be
very hard to re-elect Mr. Morrow as a Ee
publican and citizens' candidate."
"Ho w are your prospects for a Consulate?"
Mr. Jarrett was asked.
"Very good, I think," he replied. "I do
sot desire any political office and wonld not
v take one, because it would tie my hands.
But my friends desire me to take an ap
pointment of this nature for the reason that
it will give me an opportunity to study the
tarlfFquestion in the home of free trade."
"But this will take you out of the country
and remove you from active participation
in the next campaign."
Beady for the Next Campaign.
Well, if I am needed in thenext national
contest, and I hope to take a hand in it, I
can get a leave of absence for a couple of
months or can resign my place. My object
in going abroad to Sheffield or Birmingham
(and I don't know to which I will be sent,
if to either) will be to store my mind with
facts haying a bearing on my tariff studies.
There halbeeu some opposition to my ap
pointment an English consulate on the
ground that I was , born in En
gland. I r can't see why there should
be though,1 and I don't think the
I objections will be material. You remem.
ber, perhaps, that I was attacked by some
r British Americans in Milwaukee one time,
who thonght J. had professed hatred of
England In a .speech when 1 bad done noth
Lr ing of the kinO "The story was spread
E&abroad by two WVei of the Sons of St.
George, but L wis ''soon able to convince
them they had been deceived. I said in
that speech, as I say now, that while I love
'England, the land of my birth, as a mother,
I love the United States, my adopted coun
try, as a man loves his wife."
"Mr. Martin is to have the consulate at
Cardiff, I understand."
"I can't say whether it is that particular
one with any more positiveness than I can
say which one I am to have."
"What is their new in tinplate?"
".Nothing in particular just now. In the
Fifty-first Congress, however, something
is likely to be done on that point I think
that body will take the tariff bill of the
Senate as a basis, and that gave us a duty
on tin plate. I expect to see that tariff bill,
or one substantially like it made a law, in
which case the tin plate industry will spring
up and flourish in this country."
Andrews Sees Prosperity.
Mr. Andrews left Harrisburg last Friday,
the day after the adjournment of theXegis
lature, and went to Philadelphia with Sen
ator Delamater to see Senator Quay. They
left him while he went to enjoy a little fish
ing. On Sunday morning Mr. Andrews
-parsed through here to his home in Titus
ville. He was accompanied to Pittsburg
to-day by Mr. H. C. Bloss, editor of the
Titusville Herald, who is deeply in
terested in the proposed ship
canal to connect the waters of
Lake Erie and the Ohio river. Mr.
Bloss favors the utilization of Oil creek as
a good thing for Titusville and Oil City.
Mr. Andrews is deeply interested in the
matter, and hopes to see it succeed. He
does not advocate any particular route, but
in addition to what Mr. Bloss has to say,
points out a route by way of Warren, an
other by way of French creek, and the route
of the old canal from Beaver to the lake.
He does not think the $10,000 appropriated
by the State sufficient fora thorough survey,
but hopes Congress at its next session may
add something to the sum given by Penn
sylvania. Mr. Andrews talks enthusiastical
ly ou the benefits the canal will confer on
a large section of the country. "You can
load your coal in the Monongahela here,"
he said, "and ship it to all the lake ports of
the country Buffalo, Chicago and other
distributing centers without breaking
bulk. You can send yonr finished products
from here by the same route and reach the
whole West and Northwest and some of the
East much cheaper than you can now.
Then those sections can ship to you and to
points through the South much cheaper and
to better advantage than at present. Just
think what a stimulus that will be to trade
and commerce. Right here it will crowd
the Allegheny with manufactories clear up
to the West Penn Junction."
Mr. Andrews talks with equal en
thusiasm concerning the mem
bers of the Legislature. "I don't believe,"
he says, "there were a half a dozen of them,
all told, who didn't want to do just exactly
what was right. You don't find 204 men
like that very often. I was better ac
quainted with the country members than
with the others, and they were a fine lot of
Not for Cooper's Ideas.
"What do you think," he was asked,
"about the amendments to the Constitution,
which Mr. Cooper is said to propose?"
It was explained to him that Mr. Cooper
was said to desire a reduction in the number
of representatives to 100 and -something of
a return to special legislation.
"I am afraid," replied Mr. Andrews, "it
wouldn't be an easy matter to reduce the
number of members of the Legislature.
Too many want to go there. Besides, there
are G7 counties in the State and each of
them would have to have a representative.
That would leave 33 to be distributed among
the populous counties. Philadelphia and
Allegheny would want more than they
would be likely to get out of the number.
I am not in favor of letting down the bars
to special legislation again. It makes men
scan more carefully what is being done
when they legislate for the State in general.
I was, though, in favor oftbe Constitutional
amendment that was proposed for the classi
fication of cities."
Mr. Andrews told the reporters, when
they came np in a body to see him, some
stories about legislation, and talked to them
about the famous trip to Milton which
knocked out Mr. "Wherry's special order for
his anti-discrimination bill, Mr. Andrews
said he had not been in the House the night
before and had not known that a special
order had been made. Representative
Follmer,"he said, had worked hard to have
the Legislature adjourn and go to Milton
with him to help the people there celebrate
Lee's surrender. Twice he had been de
feated. The morning of the celebration he
had'asked Mr. Andrews' aid in the matter,
because he had promised his people to ac
complish it, and it would go hard
with him, he was afraid, if he didn't Mr.
Andrews promised to do what he could for
Mr. Follme'r, and the result was that the
Legislature adjourned in honor of the sur
render of Lee. Mr. Andrews found out
later about Mr. Wherry's little matter, but
it didn't seem to strike anyone else, includ
ing Mr. "Wherry, until it was all over, that
the adjournment defeated that gentleman's
special order for the anti-discrimination
bill at the evening session.
A Modest Candidate
Mr. McKcan came into Mr. Andrew's
room just before The Dispatch reporter
left He said in answer to a question that
he didn't know when he was going to be
appointed postmaster. "When told that some
of the boys thought the Qnay forces would
sweep the county at the primaries it he
were appointed in advance of them, Mr. Mc
Kean smiled and modestly replied to the
effect that that was thrusting more honor
on him than he felt like assuming.
Collector Bigler, who will soon make way
for Mr. Waxmcastle, talked with Mr. An
drews in the office -of the Seventh Avenue,
last evening, and gave him some poiuts con
cerning the machinery of the internal reve
nue office, with its little army of deputies,
storekeepers, etc Mr. Warmcastle also had
a talk with Mr. Bigler to-day about the
Mr. Andrews says the Republican State
Committee will meet in the latter part of
June, and the State Convention will proba
bly be called for some date in August be
tween the 5th and 12th. He has heard of
no other candidate than Speaker Boyer, and
has heard of no opposition to him anywhere
in the State.
Congressman Bayne is in the city, and is
said to be personally directing the fight
against Mr. Magee.
COX IS 0DT.
HeSnysItis No Use to Fight lor tWofflce
The fact that Arch H. Rowand had se
cured a compromise with the "County Com
missioners on the judgment gotten against
him by the county was generally accepted
as an arrangement of some sort which would
make the way clear to his nomination for j
District Attorney, and many questions were
asked and answered yesterday.
Unless the language used were of the
kind Tallyrand spoke of. Mr. Cox is out of
the race. He was spoken to by a DIS
PATCH reporter, and said that he had not
made any effort to put up delegates in the
city, as he expected Mr. Magee to attend to
that part of the line, and had consequently
done his work in the country; but, for a
considerable period, Mr. Magee had been in
New York, and during his absence the city
had been captured for Rowand.
Mr. Cox said the time was now so short
that he did not think it-worth while to ex
pend money on a further canvass.
R. H. Johnston, Esq., who is most fre
quently spoken of as tne Democratic candi
date for District Attorney, was asked to un
bosom himself on the situation, but he inti
mated that he believed bilence was generally
golden; besides, he added, that he hadn't
been nominated, and seemed to think that
an utterance on the subject would not be in
the best taste.
Two of Tbem Chartered Yesterdny, Under
the New Law A Hood from Allegheny
to Bellevue, and One Alone Dia
mond Street to the Hill District.
The following special dispatch was re
ceived late last evening from Harris
burg: The Governor to-day approved the bill pro
viding for the incorporation of street railway
companies, which is not only intended to take
the place of the act bavins a similar pnrposs
in view, which the Supreme Court de
clared unconstitutional, bat to vali
date the charters secured under
the defective law. Another important
act signed is that introduced by Senator
Cooper, authorizing railroad companies con
solidating and merging their corporate rights
and franchises, to issue -stock and bonds in ex
cess of the amount of the authorized and
outstanding issue of such companies, to the
full value of the companies propertv and fran
chises, not exceeding 300.000 per mile. Sena
tor Boss amended the bill by exempting paral
lel or competing lines from the operations of
There was a rush at the State Department to
day for charters under the new law. Charters
were issued to the Bellevne and Pittsburg
Street Railway Company and the Diamond
Street Railway Company, of Pittsburg, among
others. The former corporation proposes to
build a line eight miles long, beginning
in the Secord ward. Allegheny, at the inter
section of the Allegheny and .New Brighton
turnpike road with Nixon street, thence
in a northwesterly direction along the Alle
gheny and New Brighton turnpike road, to a
point in Bellevne borough, at the intersection
of Lincoln avenne with Sherman ave
nue to Madison avenue, to Vine
street, thence to the Allegheny and
New Brighton turnpike road to the place
of beginning, the same being a continuous
route from beginning to end, and forming a
complete circuit with its own track on the
streets named. The capital stock is $48,000.
The directors are George L Whitney, Elliott
Rodgers and Charles McKee, Pittsburg; A. C.
Knox, Emsworth, and John A. Glenn, Phila
delphia. The Diamond Street Railway Company is
chartered to bnild a road five miles long, on a
capital of $300,000. The line to be operated by
electric power or cable power or ooth will
begin at the eastern side of Diamond Market
Square, thence to Old avenne and across Fifth
avenue to Chatham strest, to Fountain, to
Seventh avenue, to Bedford avenue,
to the intersection with Webster
avenue, thence returning along Bedford
avenne to Seventh avenue, to Fountain street,
to Tunnel street, to Old avenue, to Diamond
street and thence along Diamond to place of
beginning, forming a complete circuit. The
directors are A. C. Hopkins, Lock Haven;
George J. Elliott, Philadelphia; William J.
Calder, Harrisburg; John N.Neeb, Allegheny,
and Oscar S. Houtz, Harrisburg.
Mr. Neeb, a member of the company, was
seen this morning when he .arrived from
Harrisburg. He had very little to say
about the new road, but said it will bebnilt
and that work will be commenced as soon as
the necessary permission is obtained from
jPonncils. - ;.. . -
j. n ere are aoout 3U persons anteresrea in
the enterprise," said he, "ten of whom are
residents of Pittsburg. They do not care to
he known in the matter, and I am not at
liberty to give their names. We believe
that Diamond street will be widened before
many years, when we will have
two tracks. Until this improvement is
made we will only lay one track and have a
switch at Old avenne. The motive power
will be electricity, but whether it will be
overhead or underground wire or storage
battery, has not yet been decided."
CALLIKQ ON THE EMPBEOE,
The German Striking Miners Present Their
Case nnd Appeal for Assistance.
BERLiN.May 14. The strikers' interview
with the Emperor to-day lasted 15 minutes.
Minister Herrfurth was present The
Emperor gravely listened to the grievances
of the strikers and -occasionally
asked questions. In reply to their
complaints he said that" he took
a deep personal interest in the welfare of
his subjects in Westphalia, as he did in the
welfare of all his subjects. He had care
fully followed the struggle, and he had in
quired into the facts. He warned the dele
gation against the plottings ot political and
especially socialistic agitators. He grieved
that there had been rioting, and said that it
was impossible to tolerate such conduct
"Tell your fellow workmen," he added,
"that the Emperor himself, if necessary,
will order the troops to batter and shoot
rioters, while if they are quiet the Emperor
will protect them." He hoped that the
disputants would settle their differences
without Government meddling. The Ber
lin Post urges the Government to arbitrate
between the mine owners and the strikers.
CHARGES OP THE STATE.
Interest in the Indigent Insane Gradually
Becoming Quite General.
J6FKC1AL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Harrisbueg, May It The State Com
mittee on Lunacy, in its sixth annual re
port says that during the past year a more
general Interest has been manifested in the
welfare of the indigent insane. The ad
missions into the five Statelunatic hospitals
numbered 1,523, and the discharges
1,173. The resident population now
is 4,572. The report recommends
ampler provision by the Commonwealth for
the care of the criminal insane. The report
states that there are 65 almshouses in Penn
sylvania, and the aggregate insane in these
institutions is 688. A large amount of at
tention has been given' to securing to pa
tients, confined in private homes and im
properly cared for, the benefit of humane
A large portion of the report is made up
of suggestions as to .the proper care of the
insane, and especially with reference to the
benefits to be secured them by amusements
A FINE POINT OP LAW.
Can a Man be Charged With Attempting to
Blackmail His Wife
New York, May 14. George M. Storrs,
the son of the late Emory Storrs, of Chicago,
who was yesterday arrested and locked up
on the charge of blackmail, preferred by his
wife Eileen, was to-day released on his own
recognizance. He was immediately rear
rested on the strength of his wife's divorce
proceedings. The District Attorney re--gards
the question whether a man can
blackmail his iwife as a very fine point of
A Convention of Cntliollc Knights.
Chattanooga, May 14. The Supreme
Council of the Catholic Knights of America
met in this city to-day, every State and
Territory in which the order exists being
represented, except Montana. Supreme
President Coleman, of New Orleans, pre
sided. The day was speut in receiving and
auditing theeyorts of officers and in a gen
eral discussion oftbe matters to come before
the couucil.& ,r
PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, MATT 15, 1889.
HOUNDING HII AGAIN
The Army of Office Seekers Receives
Fresli Recruits and Resumes
ITS ATTACK ON GEN. HARRISON.
Making Up for Time Lost During the Pres
ident's Absence Prom Town.
C0EP0EALTANNEBD0ES SOME TALKING.
He Beplies to Criticisms on His Wholesale Ecsorals
To make up for the time lost during the
President's absence from Washington for a
couple of days, the rush of office seekers yes
terday was larger even than usual. Fof
some reason, though there were no Penn
sylvanians in the throng. Colonel Clarkson
added 203 heads to the list of his decapita
tions during the day. Corporal Tanner re
plies to the criticisms on his wholesale re
movals of Democrats from office.
rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCS.1
Washington-, May 14. It was a lively
renewal of hostilities after his brjef respite,
the attack of the office seekers and their
friends on the President's fortifications in
the White House Library to-day. The
boys seemed to think that their patient
waiting for three days guaranteed them the
right to make a more vigorous demonstrv
tion than for some time previous. First"
there wns a delegation of Senators, then a
dozen or so of Representatives, then a lot of
military gentlemen looking for promotions
for themselves or for their friends.
Following, these came numerous private
citizens from all over the land, all wanting
office, and nothing but office, and among
them all was but one Pennsylvaman, who,
by the way. did not want office, as he al
ready has one, that of commissioner to at
tend the Peace Conventipn soon to bo held
in Paris. This gentleman was Mr. J. B.
Wood, of PhUadelphia, and -he merely
wanted to tell the President what he was
going to do to enhance the peace of the
world and disband the great military organ
izations of Europe.
the center op attraction.
The new civil service commissioners
called with the crowd, and attracted more
attention than any one else. Mr. Lyman
and Mr. Thompson were familiar figures,
but Mr. Roosevelt was new and bore such a
unique reputation that he was quite the lion
of the crowd for a little while. He was in
troduced by Mr. Wanamaker to the other
members of the Cabinet, and for a time was
forced to endure quite a cross-fire of jokes
about the civil service rules, which ended
by all, the commissioners included, con
gratulating themselves that they were not
of those who must" run the gauntlet of the
commission's examinations to secure office.
Though some of the office hunters did not
look particularly merry, they were happi
ness itself compared with a little party of
colored people who waited, with
BAD AND TEABFUIi PACES,
their turn to see the "Preside nt They were
the-fatber and mother of Tfelson ColberLa.
colored-man who is sentenced to Be hanged"
next Friday, and they were accompanied by
two colored clergymen. They bad just
come from the office of the Attorney Gen
eral, where they had pleaded for the life of
the young man. and witn his reiusai to in
terfere still ringing in their ears, they
sought their last hope in the President of
the United States. There also they were
met by the gentle, but firm, information that
Colbert must suffer the penalty ot his crime.
With heart-broken souls the old couple left
the library to nerve themselves for the last
meeting with their son before the fatal Fri
day. A number of Ohioans were among the
callers, in the interests of Cincinnati candi
dates. It is claimed by some of them that
both the Sherman and the Foraker factions
will be recognized in that city by the ap
pointment of ex-Mayor Smith Surveyor and
Colonel McLung, Foraker's friend, Collec
tor of the Cincinnati port
MADE NONE OF THEM HAPPY.
A large number of Southern politicians
joined in the rush, and held a brief consul
tation with the President, bnt not one of
them looked when he emerged as though he
had been promised what he asked.
Among the callers on Mrs. Harrison to
day Was Mrs. Harriet Lane Johnson, niece
ot President Buchanan, and the mistress of
the "White House during the exciting four
years immediately antedating the war. She
was accompanied by her relatives, Mrs.
Hobson and Miss Dunedy, and had a very
MOKE PEESIDENTAL LENIENCY.
A Conple of Federal Prisoners Under Ob
ligations to General Harrison.
Washington, May 14. In the case of
William O. Johnson, convicted in the
United States District Court, "Western Dis
trict of Texas, of stealing postoffice order
fnnds while employed in the postoffice, and
sentenced in February, 1889, to five years'
imprisonment in the Ohio Penitentiary, at
Columbus, the President has commuted the
sentence to imprisonment in the county
jail at Anstin, Tex., for one year.
In the case of John Smith, convicted in
the United States District Court Southern
District of California, of violation of
Section 2, 139. Revised Statutes, U. S., in
selling whisky to Indians, and sentenced
July 12, 1888, to two years' imprisonment in
the county jail and 5300 fine, the President
has granted a pardon on the grounds that
the prisoner has now served eight months of
his sentence, is a feeble old man, very poor,
and unable to pay his fine.
A Number of Plums Secured by Some Lncky
Washington, May 14. The President
made the following appointments to-day:
John F. Plnmmer, of Nek "i ork City; George
L Leighton, of St. LouK- Jesse Spalding, of
Chicago, and Bufns B Bullock, of Atlanta,
Ga., to be Government Directors of the Union
Pacific Railway Company.
Alvin Saunders, of Neoraska, to be a mem
ber of the Board of Registration and .Election
in the Territory of Utah.
William H. Lvon, of New York, to be a mem
ber of the Board of Indian Commissioners. '
Bennett S. Gillespie, of Nebraska, to be Reg
ister of the Land Office at O'Neil, Neb.
Samuel C. Wright, of Nevada, to be Super
tendent of the Mint at Carson City, Key.
NOT QUITE HER SHARE.
Pennsylvania Only Gets 10 Fonrth-Class
Postofflces In One Day.
SPECIAL. TELEOBAM TO THS DISPATCH.1
Washington, May 14. Assistant Post
master General Clarkson beheaded 203
Democratic postmasters to-day, which is
about the same pace as yesterday. Sixteen
of these were Sot Pennsylvania, as follows:
Clark E. Boss, Auburn Corner; W.W,Hesser,
East Berlin: M. Webster, Ellisburg; Thomas
Monroe.sGallltiln; William Flick, Glad; J. M.
Lewis. Glenloctoj A. M. Beidleman, Hellers
vllle: E. PDlcklnon, Jamison CitJ; J. K-Mc-Gowan,
Lock No. 4; B. Armstrong. Loysbaig;
A. G. Bradley, Masontown; C. HJB. Plnmmer,
New Grenada: H. C. Stener. North Bendr P. J.
Cover, swystown; F.J. strong, Snmmervillc,
andJ, .'Thomas, Unlondale,-, j- .1
The Commissioner or Pensions Doesn't
Think the Dlngwnaps Give Hlra a
Fair Deal Be Won't Slake
fEPECIAL TElIOllAM TO TUX DISPATCH.l
"Washington, May 14. Commissioner
. Tanner was asked to-day what he had to say
in answer to the severe criticisms of his re
movals of Democrats.
"What can 1" say?" he exclaimed. "No
matter what I do the Democrat and Mug
wump papers will have me down. I don't
care for that though. About those 50 special
examiner? I dismissed, that wassolely be
cause the appropriation made a cutting
down of the force imperative. There was
plenty of work for them to do, but not
enough money to pay them. I have not
filled the place of a single one of them."
"I suppose a great many changes will be
made in the medical boards throughout the
country?" was suggested.
"Oh, yes; of course. The boys want it
done, and have a right to have it done.
That is to be expected. Changes are being
made and will be made, more or less, every
where. But there is nothing unusual about
that. It is always to be expected. But as
to changes in the office, you see, I can't do
anything. All the clerks have to come from
the Civil Service Commission. I can't ap
point any one except those who pass the- ex
aminations to a clerkship. I have the ap
pointment of 12 chiefs of divisions and some
medical experts and a lot of messengers and
hoys, and to these oositions I can appoint
whoeverl choose. But they don't amount to
"Now, when I came here, I found threo
old soldiers, who were Democrats, at the
head of divisions. Instead of putting them
out entirely I went to Secretary Noble and
got him to have a special examination for
these three men, as he has a right to, and I
gave them positions. Subordinate posi
tions, of course, but better than nothing.
They couldn't expect to retain their places
as chiefs, and I gave them these positions
for no other reason in the world than be
cause they were old soldiers. But for those
discharges they abuse me all over the coun
try. And I want you to say that I am not
making wholesale discharges for political
reasons. I am.not making wholesale dis
charges at all, and I don't Intend to. It's all
TOO MUCH HAED CIDER.
The RemnrUnblo Sequel to the Celebration
of a Wedding.
rSPICIAL TELEOEAit TO THE DISPATCH.
Sybactjse, May 14. During Monday's
severe rain storm Father Quinh, of St.
Mary's Church, noticed a man on Mont
gomery street carrying a child in his arms.
Both were soaking wet The priest thought
that the man must be crazy, so he called an
overseer of the poor, a Mr. Gere, and in
formed him of the case. Mr. Gere told
Father Quinn to have the janitor of the
church take the man to the office of super
intendent of the poor. The janitor under
took to do this, but the man got away from
him. Several hours later Detective Shep
ard ran across the man and locked him up.
It was evident that he was jnst getting over
a protracted spree, and as his little girl re
fused to part from him, he was allowed to
spend the night in the conrt room. This
morning the overseer of the poor interested
himself in the case.
The man's name is T. J. Fox, and he runs
-merchandise store and is postmaster at
Larkin, Minn. Last Thursday night there
was a wedding party at his place and be
rflrank so much cider that he 'became. crazy.
His friends tied him up so that he could not
barm anyone while the fun progressed.
Next-morning, however, he got unfastened,
and taking his little girl went to Wabasha,
and from there he went to Lacrosse, "Wis.,
and at that place he bought a through
ticket for New York. He says he did not
thoroughly realize what he was doing. This
morning, at Fox's request Overseer Gere
telegraphed to the man's bankerat Wabasha
for money so that he could return home.
THE CE0WD SAT STILL,
And the Orchestra Played While a Fire Was
Being Pat Oar.
Jersey Citt, May 14. The audience at
the Academy of Music showed marvelous
pluck to-night. The wood work underneath
the gallery took fire through a leaky gas
pipe during the performance of "The Still
Alarm," and the people sat and watched
the real fire scene unmoved. Fire truck
No. 1 was called immediately, and a squad
of policemen headed by Chief Murphy were
in the theater in an incredible short space
of time after the discovery "of the blaze.
When the firemen entered the building a
few persons showed a disposition to rush out,
but Fireman Coleman dealt one man a pow
erful blow with "his fist This had the de
sired effect of stopping the rush, which
might have resulted in a panic.
The police did good service in allaying
the fears of nervous men and women. The
andience watched intently the firemen as
they battled with and subdued the flames.
The orchestra played with commendable
vigor, which imparted confidence during
the excitement. When the fire had been
stiodaed Mr. Harry Lacey, the leading
actor, addressed tlie'audience, compliment
ing them on the pluck displayed.
Indiana ConI Operators Refuse to Treat
With Tbelr Employes.
Brazil, Ind , May 14. The two days'
conference between the Coal Operators' State
Executive Board and the miners' delega
tion ended at noon to-day with the operators
formal refusal to arbitrate the difference be
tween the two bodies in relation to the
yearly scale for mining bituminous and
block coal throughout the State. The oper
ators demand a reduction from 90 to 70
cents on block apd from 75 to 60 cents on
bituminous, the biggest coal redaction ever
made in the history of the coal trade in the
The operators base their refusal to arbi
trate on the ground that the underbidding
by Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois oper
ators make it impossible to get a market at
a less reduction. Seven thousand miners in
the State are affected hy the decision. All
negotiations are considered off, and there
seems no alternative fbr the miners but to
accept the reduction or remain idle.
THE SALE OP THE WABASH.
A Number of the minority Bondholders
Will Try to Buy It.
fBPKCIAI."TKLE01lAB TO THIS DIRIU.TCII.1
Chicago, May 14. The foreclosure sale
of the Wabash Railway is expected to take
place to-morrow, Messrs. Popper, Johnsen,
Purdy and Parsons representing the inter
ests of the minority bondholders, arrived at
the Grand Pacific Hotel to-day and will be
prepared to bid a fair piicft for the whole
property. Mr. Popper said:
"We are prenared to protect the interests
of our bondholders by bidding par and in
terests for their securities. General Mc
Nulta's management ol the road has been
very successful and the property is much
more valuable than it was two years ago."
Another Judicial Lobbyist Appears.
ISFKCtAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISrUTCn.l
Harrisburg, May 14. The judicial
salary bill has not yet been acted ou by
Governor Beaver, and to-clay Judge Patter
son, of Lancaster, called on him in the in
terest of the measure, which would give the
judges in service about $1,000 more than
the present lawx contemplates tuey snau
mqeE OF A 'iTSTERT.
Tbe Circumstances Surrounding the
Death of Miss Mary E. Tobin
ADMIT' OP NO SOLUTION AS YET.
An Autopsy Discloses Evident Traces ot
Poison in Her Stomach.
THE GIEL LAST BEEN ALTTE MAT 6.
A lady Describes a Scene TbatUay be Connected
With the Tragedy.
The mystery surrounding the death of
Miss Mary Tobin deepens. It is now sup
posed that there are traces of poison in her
stomach, but the physician refuses to give
any information on the subject just .yet
Miss Tobin was last seen alive Monday
week, when she went around bidding her
New York friends good by, saying she was
going home to Franklin, Pa.
tSPZCIAL TELEGRAM TO TBS DI8PATCH.1
New York, May-14. The mystery sur
rounding the death of Miss Mary E. Tobin,
of Franklin, Pa., whose body was cast upon
the rocks off the Clifton, Staten Island,
Boat Club House, was added to to-day by
the fact that Dr. John L. Feeny, who made
the autopsy, persisted in his refusal to make
the results of his examination known Cor
oner Hnghes explained Dr. Feeny's reti
cence by revealing the fact that the latter
was in a state of uncertainty regarding
something, and had taken certain portions
of the body upon which he had experi
mented to New York, to have them ana
lyzed by Dr. H. P. Loo mis.
Both Coroner Hnghes and Dr. Feeny
refused to say what organs were under ex
amination. There is, However, said to be
strong ground for a surmise that poison was
found in the stomach.
LAST SEEN ALIVE ON MONDAY.
What may prove an important fact as
establishing the date of Miss Tobin's death
was discovered to-day by a reporter of The
DISPATCH in an interview with Mrs. Hor
ace Hillyer, the wife of a merchant of West
New Brighton. Drs. Robinson and
Bryan, as well as other acquaintances
of Miss Tobin, have said that, she was last
seen on Monday, April 15, on which day
she returned to Dr. Robinson's house to bid
him good-bye and to attend to the express
ing ol her trunks. On that Monday, after
she left Mr. Robinson's house, she went to
Next she took a hack driven by a man
named Wilson, who stands about the depot
waiting for fares, and was taken around to
the abodes or places of business of a large
number of her friends in "West New
Brighton. To all she told the same story,,
that she was going home to see her parents
and brothers, whom she said she had not
seen for two years.
"" SO GLAD TO GO HOME AGAIN.
"I am so glad,"she said, "that lam going
home. Just think! I have, not seen my
home" for two years. But I am coming'back
shortly, to be married, and then I shall
settle down here." v
That was believed to beJhe -last seen 6f
Miss TobhmltvK -To-darr- howev er, Mrs.
"It was the day of the naval parade, or,
to be more explicit the morning of April
29, at about 9:30 o'clock. I was on my way
to St George in a horse car to see the pa
rade. As the car approached Livingston I
was surprised to see Miss Tobin walking
on the . sidewalk in company with
a woman and a little girl. The child was
between the two women, and each had hold
of one of her hands. lam positive it was
Miss Tobin, because I was much surprised
at seeing her there at the time, believing,
as I did, that she had left West New
Brighton forherjiome two weeks before. She
was dressed in black, as she usually was. I
did not speak to her because I was not per
sonally acquainted with her, although we
attended the same church, tne Methodist
Church, at West New Brighton.
"WHY SHE DIDN'T SPEAK?
Mrs. Hillyer added that she had spoken
about the meeting to no one at the time,
although she frequently recurred to it in
her thoughts as a peculiar circumstance.
When the body was discovered and
ultimately identified she felt that she ought
Another singular feature of the case is,
that although Miss Tobin's father and
brothers have been telegraphed to about the
identification, they have as yet failed
to come East and claim the body.)
Coroner Hnghes received word that
they would arrive this forenoon, but
up to a late hour to-night they had not ap
peared. A report that reached the Coroner
op Monday, that they were at the Stevens
House in this city, proves to be incorrect.
Dr. Robinson, in whose office Miss Tobin
was employed, and who has
KEPT HIMSELF TVELL INFORMED
on all the developments of the case, was
present at the autopsy. He wns among the
first to learn of Mrs. Hillyer's chance meet
ing with his former office assistant He
characterized it as strange th-it Mrs. Hill
yer should have encountered Miss Tobin st
a time when the brothers of the latter were
in New York hunting for their missing
Dr. Robinson furnished to-day a complete
history of his acauointance with Miss Tobin.
Both Dr. Robinson and Miss Tobin spent
much of their early life in Franklin, Pa.
Dr. Robinson was horn there. Mis3 Tobin,
however, was horn in Canada.
SEVEN CRUEL STABS
End the Llfo ol a Student Who Wag Jilted
by His Sweetheart.
I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Montreal, May 14. A young naval
university law student named Seers, whose
family, belonging somewhere in the States,
disappeared a month ago and his friends
here thonght he had gone home.
To-night the announcement is made
that he died to-day in Notre
Dame Hospital here. Investigation shows
at the time of Seer's mysterious disappear
ance he was very melancholic and despond
ent It seems he had fallen in love with a
young lady in Quebec, and upon being re
pftpd threatened to her that he would kill
himself. She thought no more of it
He went to bis room, divested himself or
his coat and vest, and plunged a dagger in
his breast in the region of the heart seven
times, each time miraculously missing a
vital spot. He was found weltering in his
blood. Physicians were called, and he was
taken to the Notre Dame Hospital. Tho
case was hushed up. A week ago gangrene
set in, and finished the dagger's work, and
he died to-day. His parents have been no
tified, and so has the girl who jilted him.
O'BRIEN TO 8ALISEDET.'
The Irish Edl;or Obtains a Writ for Libel
A rrntaaf- ltn lPr'sAis'n
Dublin, May 14. William O'Brien, M.
P., has obtained a writ against Lord Salis
bury on the charge of libel. In a speech at
Watford the Premier accused Mr. O'Brien
of" advocating vtho murder and robbery of
men taking farms from which the tenants'
had been evicted. It is for this speech that
me HOtiou ia uruuguw
STILL SEARCHING FOB HIM.
Lake Michigan Is to be Dredged for the
Hissing Dr. Cronln.
Chicago, May 14. The friends of Dr.
Cronin, who believe that he has been
murdered, have decided to dredge Lake
Michigan for his remains. The work is to
extend a distance of six miles along the
shore and a distance of a mile, and a half
out into the lake. Divers will accompany
the dredgers. At the instance of several
well-known Irishmen, Patrick McGarry, of
Chicago, has been sent to Toronto to In
vestigate the stories sent out from that city
that the missing man had been seen there.
To-day the following dispatch was received
Toronto. May It
I have maae a thorough investigation of the
statement that Dr. Cronin was-seen here, and
find that there is not an atom of fonndatlon for
It. He has not been at tbe Bossin House, and
conld not be at any ot the places mentioned
without some of his nnmerons friends se eing
him. Iwillspare no. effort to probe this thing
to the bottom. Patrick McGaert.
McGarry is a thoroughly reliable man
whose word would not be doubted by those
who, knew him. McGarry hasbeen tele
graphed to and asked to nnd Long and
Sharkey, the authors of the Toronto stories,
and make them show'probfs of what they
have written about the missing doctor.
ELECTIONS IN Tflff DAE0TAS.
The Slonx Falls Constitution EasllyAdopted
In the Southern Section.
St. Paul, May 14. The ejection in
South Dakota to-day was-for or against the
Sioux Falls constitution so called because
it was four yean ago adopted at that city
upon which the omnibus bill required an
other vote, and for the election of delegates
to a convention at Sioux Falls, such con
vention to complete the work to be done be
fore the Presidental proclamation of State
hood. The vote to-day was light, but the
majority- in favor of the Constitution was
overwhelming, while the delegates elected
to. the convention have been two Repub
licans to one Democrat, that division having
been agreed upon before the election.
In North Dakota delegates were elected f o
the constitntional convention which will
convene at Bismarck on the Fourth of July.
Here, as in South Dakota,- the minority
party (Democratic) was given one-third of
the delegates. This being true, there has
been but little contest at the polls. The re
turns so far as received indicate that with a
few exceptions, the agreement as to the
division of tbe various delegations will be
strictly adhered to, and the minority will be
given a hearing when the Constitution is be
GE0TEE GLAD TO BE CHOSEN.
Well Pleased to Become a Member of a
rSPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCTM
New York, May 14. The Centennial
Arch Committee to-day finally revised the
list of its members. Some of those named
before declined to serve or resign. As the
committee now stands, beside tbe 17 mem
bers of the original Art Committee,
these are its members : Edward D. Adams,
John Jacob As tor, Jr., S. D. Babcock,
JJavid Banks. Grover Cleveland, Edward
Cooper, Robert W. DeForest, Louis Fitz
gerald, Hugh J. Grant, "William G. Hamil
ton, Richard M. Hunt, Eugene Kellv, Levi
P. Morton, J. Hampden Eobb, J. Edward
Simmons, Charles S. Smith, William R.
Stewart, W. L. Strong and Russell Sturgis.
In accepting membership on the committee,
Mir Cleveland wrote:
The pufrmse of tho committee appeals in
the strongest possible way to my sympathy and
approval, and I certainly feel much honored by
my proposed relationship to this noble object.
I gladly accept the place awarded mo on the
committee, and only wish that I were sure of
my ability to render very useful service.
Edward Payson Weston has been ap
pointed collector for the committee.
IMPORTANT INSURANCE DECISION.
ADanpbtn Connty Jndge Says Assessments
Aro Not Compnlsorlly to be Collected.
SPECIAL. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Hareisburg, May 14. An important
principle was decided to-day in a case in
"which the New Era Life Association of
Philadelphia was the plaintiff. C. O. Dare,
of this city, who was a policy holder in the
company for a number of years, several years
ago refused to pay a series of assessments
amounting to about $200, and snit was in
stituted against him. To-day Judge Simon
ton decided that there was "no further con
tract or stipulation (Jthan that the policy
would be null and void if assessments were
not paid within 30 days after notice)
with respect to payment of assess
ments," and that he is "clearly
of the opinion that these do not constitute a
contract to pay, but leave it optional with
the insured to pay or forfeit his rights under
This decision will settle a large number of
other suits instituted by the company
against policy holders who refused to pay
ENTOMBED IN THE RDINS.
A Storm Struck a Ncvr Bnlldlng and Six
Workmen Were Killed.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
TAC03IA, "Wyo. T., May 14. Last even
ing a gale blew down a hotel in course of
erection here by WalterBates. Bates was
killed. His son-in-law, W. H. Snell, City
Attorney, was fatally injured, and a work
man named McConnell also lost his life.
Several others were buried in the ruins, and
a crowd is engaged in recovering them. The.
Rev. W. A. McKay, pastor of tbe Presby
terian Church, who had taken refuge from
the storm in the building, was severely in
jured. Three more dead bodies were recovered
to-day, but these have not been identified.
The wprk of examining the rnins is still go
ing on. and the rescuers from time to time
hear stifled moans. Tho building- was of
frame, three stories high.
AGAINST THE BUCKET SHOPS.
The Chlcngo Board or Trndo Will Famish
No Quotations to Outsiders.
Chicago, Hay 14. The directors of the
Chicago Board of Trade to-day voted to dis
continue furnishing quotations to all per
sons except members of the board. This ac
tion was taken, the directors say, becanss
the Illinois Supreme Court has decided that
if the board furnished quotations to out
siders at all, there must be no discrimina
tion. Bucket shop men have already begun
applying to the courts to prevent the pro
CLETELASD LEASES A HOUSE.
The Ex-President Secures n Homo and Will
Leave His Hotel.
tHrECUL TXLXORAM TO TIT DISPATCH.l
New Yore, May 14. Grover Cleveland
has finally selected a residence for a term of
years, if not as a permanency. He has
leased, with privilege of purchase, the
house adjoining Henry G. Marquand's res
idence at Madison avenue and Sixty-eighth
Mr. Marquand is the owner of the house,
which is in the Twenty-first election district
of the Twenty-first Assembly district
. To Abolish the OOcp.
-London,. May 14. The Standard says:
"TheHster peers and the Unionist mem
bers of tbeHouseTof Commons are pressing
the Government to abolish tho office of Lord
Lieutenant of Irelaad." . J , ,
.-.. -fc .C J .. i
NQglTO BE HEALED.
The rjjetween North and Sotttk
in Presbyterian Church
TOO DE$y$ER TO BE BRIDGED.
iSorry Attempt at Be
ill Stay Apart,
BOTH ASSEMBLIES MEET THIS TSEK,
The northern Branch at Kew York and Us Sostk
era at Chattanooga.
The Presbyterian General Assembly,
North, convenes to-day in New York. To
morrow, at Chattanooga, the Southern" Gen
eral Assembly is to meet This year, Ac
cording to Rev. Howard Crosby, there will
be no steps taken toward a reunion of tha
two assemblies. The programme for tho
New York meeting contains some enjoyable)
features, among them a grand reception and
a costly excursion.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH;
Nrw York, May 14. Observant Neir
Yorkers have noticed for two or three days
on the streets an uncommon number of
clergymen foreign to the town. They are)
commissioners who are to form a part of
that great gathering called the General As
sembly of the Presbyterian Church in the
United States ot America, which is to meet
to-morrow in the Rev. Dr. Howard Crosby's
Fourth Avenue Presbyterian Church,
Fourth avenne and Twenty-second street
There are also lay commissioners.
The clergyman and laymen are called ia
their certificates "bishops" and "elders,"
respectively, and altogether, including all
comers, representatives of foreign synods
and of missionary fields, will number over
500 men, and will come from every State and
Territory in the Union. Many of the com
missioners have brought their wives and
daughters,, who, although independent of
the General Assembly and having no of
ficial connection with it, will hold meetings
of the Women's Foreign Missionary So
ciety and of the Women's Executive Com
mittee of Home Missions.
THE QUESTION OP UNION AGAIN".
At Chattanooga, the Southern branch,
which also calls itself the General Assem
bly ot the Presbyterian Church in tho
States, will meet Thursday. At the meet
ing of the Northern brethren in Philadel
phia, a year ago, a tremendous effort was
made to get the Southerners to join with tho
Northerners, but without success. A DI3-.
patch reporter asked Rev. Dr. Crosby
whether there would be annother attempt
heal the breach. The Rev. Dr. Crosby hi
been very ill for over a week with rheuma
tism. Ale was enjoying a goou cigar ui u.
naflnr when the reporter called.
"I am very glad," he began, "to be ahl
to enjoy my cigar" -again, but 1 am still quit
weaK. However, a .expect to aneaa u ui
mv rintie. fnrtheten dWvs that the Assembl
will be in session. Witt there be any at
tempt to revive tha uniohTWsjhe .North an-
SoutnTa o; tne jn ortneru ennren-w.u ;
the thing alone. They have done" th'ir du'
for 20 vears oast in trvin? to make the Sout!
see what is proper and right and we think
there's no use trying any longer."
NO HOPE FOB THE HEATHEN.
"Will there be any discussion of tbfl
question whether there is any hope for tha
heathen, even if missionaries do not visit
"There is no division among Presbyterians
on that subject "We do not believe in pro
bation alter death. That doctrine belongs
to our Congregational brethren."
"What will be the most prominent ques
"The question of arbitrary election, or la
other word', election by God of souls to ba
saved, without regard to their character.
There will be a very animated discussion on
that subject Last year a committee was
appointed by the General Assembly, with
myself as chairman of the committee, to re
port on tne advisability ot a cnange in ma
Confession of Faith, striking out but one or
two harsh statements that the great mass of
the church don't believe in. The two points
specially disbelieved in, and yet found in
the Confession, are predestination of soma
nnto everlasting lii'e, and others unto ever
lasting death: and Second, arbitrary- elec
tion without regard to character. We, tha
majority, hold that
GOD ELECTS TO SATE
or condemn, according to the character of
men and women. Our present standards in
this respect are a metaphysical figment of
Augustine and i Calvin. The way tha
church has got over it is, by the loose stylo
of subscribing to the Confession of Faith.
Any one who snbscribes to the Confession
does so without vouching for every meta
physical detail. It is doubtful what tha
result of the debate will be."
""Will there be any question as to the usa
of wine at communion?"
"At the request of the China synod that
question will be revived in a peculiar way.
There is no vine-growing in China, and tha
majority of the churches use rica water,
or something of that kind. That discussion,
I presume, will lead to the discussion of
the temperance question."
Proceedings will be begun to-morrow witk
a sermon in the Fourth avenue church br
the retiring Moderator, the Rev. Dr. C. L
Thompson. On Friday evening there will
be a reception in the Metropolitan Opera
Honse tendered by the Presbyterian Tnloa
of this city.
COLONEL SHEPARD'S GENEROSrBY.
By invitation of Colonel Elliott T,
Shepard on Saturday a steamboat excursion
to the Home for Aged Ministers in Perth
Amboy will be enjoyed. Tho trip will cost
Colonel Shepard 57,000. The Home has
been in operation for five years, and will ac
commodate CO ministers. It is in a beauti
ful park, and, was in Revolutionary times
the home of Governor Franklin of Ne
Jersey. It was given to the church by Dr.
Bruen. Colonelghepard is also to make an
address at one of the many meetings of tha
ten evenings- His subject is "Systematic
THE STANDARD AT W0E
Another Large Gobble of Oil Territory hi
the Ohio Field.
rirrctAL telegram to the dispitch.1
Lima, May 14. The Standard Company
continues to gather up territory ia this field.
Their agent, Gordon, has bought from Mo
Ginnis and Cambridge Brothers their lessa
on 120 acres near Bucklandjpaying $8,00
for it They also bought Workman and
Priddv's leases on 180 acres for 812,000.
Senator Mehaffey sold his interests to
Hoover Brothers for 520,000, but it is said to
be, Standard money behind the deal. Spear
and Hoover Brothers started their new re
finery running to-day. They claim to have
a process that makes No. 1 illuminaat oil
from Lima crude.
General Cameron Much Better.
tSrSCIAtTILIOBAlt TO TUB DISPATCH,! j"
Harrisburg, May 14. News received
to-night from Donegal, General Cameron's
summer home, reports him to' be in first
rate condition, notwithstanding his attack
a jsw uaja agv. , '0t.i.
Of any kind can best b
satisfied by advertising; in
the columns of The Dis-patch.