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THIS IS THE SEASON
TO SKLL AND KENT nOCSES.
BUYERS AND RENTER
LOOK FOR BARGAINS
IN THK KVKRY JIORMSO DISPATCH.
Sudden and Tragic End
of the Secretary of
TOILE AT A BANQUET.
He Had Just Concluded a
Brilliant and Humorous
Speech When a
LOUD GASP STARTLED ALL.
Before Anyone Could Reach Him
the Stricken Man Fell Prone
Upon the Floor.
THKEE DOCTOCS WERE PRESENT,
But .ery rffort at Eesuscitation Troved
I'scless, and the Death Was An
nounce to the Company.
A GUEAT SHOCK FOE TOE PRESIDENT.
Ee Is Mud Mcvtd ly the Enmeaiy-Brcktn InWli-
grace of .Another Sid Misfcrttue
m Bis Cxt.nct Circle.
THE OUTLINES OF A VERY NOTEWORTHY CAREER
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2Cr. Yokk. Jan. 29. The Hon. Will
iam Windoin, Secretary of the Treasury of
Hie United States, died under the most tragic
circumstances to-night, almost while in the
act of speaking at the annual banquet of
ihe New York Board of Trade and Trans
portation, Inch was held at Delmonico's.
Tbe banquet was attended by about2oO of
the leading mcrchantsand citizens of New
York, who had been listening with great
interest to the clear exposition of his finan
cial views by tlie Secretary, and to the oc
casional flashes tf wit with which he en
livened a naturally dreary subject.
He was to all appearances in excellent
Tieaitb. He spoke in a clear, loud voice.
His points were made with the expertness of
an adroit speaker. He read with fluency
and emphasis from a prepared, manuscript,
lrom which he deviated only for a moment
to request that his hearers should refrain
fiom interrupting him with applause, in
order not to take away from the time of the
speakers assigned to succeed him.
The Last A ords of HU 'Npeech.
He had finished his speech about 10
o'clock with these words
Give u direct and ample transportation facil
ities, unucr the American flag and controlled
1) American citizens; a currency sound m
a ualit and adequate in quantity; an Interna
tional bank, to facilitate exchanges, and a sys
tem ol rcciproutt, carefully adjusted within
th lines or protection; and not only will our
foreign commerce again invade every sea, but
etery American industry will bo quickened
and our whole people feel the impulse of a new
and enduring prosperity.
At the close of his speech Secretary Win
dom was rewarded with renewed outbursts
of applause, and for a moment attention was
diverted from him bv the rising of ex-Judge
William H. Arnoux, to announce the
speaker who bad been assigned to succeed
him, ex-Secretary of State Thomas F.
All Was Mirth and Laughter.
Mr. Arnoux prefaced his introduction
with a few pleasant remarks about Mr. Bay
ard, and had just amused the company by
relating an incideut of his travel abroad
during the administration of Mr. Cleveland,
when he was obliged to make use of a letter
which he bad received from Secretary Bay
ard in order to procure some lunds to take
the place of those which he had failed to re
ceive of a bankrupt banking bouse upon
which he had a letter of credit.
The merriment aroused by the relation of
this anecdote had not subsided before the
assemblage was alarmed by a loud gasp
preceeding from the seat of Secretary
Windom, who occupied a chair between Sec
retary Tracy and President Ambrose Snow,
but a lew feet from where ex-Judge Arnoux
stood. All eyes were at once turned in the
direction of Secretary Windom, who, in an
instant, slid off his chair and lay back with
his eyes set and bis face pallid, and with a
ghastly expression of suffering that im
mediately spread consternation in the room.
Secretary Tracy's Futile Efforts.
There was a movement to rush to the
scene, and about half the assemblage were
at once upon their feet. Someone cried,
"Water, water," and Secretary Tracy im
mediately dashed some water in the face of
Secretary Windom from a goblet that was
near. Immediately there were cries of:
"Keep yonr seats; keep quiet."
"Are there any physicians present?"
And the next minute three physicians
who were among the guests were on their
way to Mr. Windom, who, by this time, was
lying prone upon the floor.
The Secretary was Immediately carried to
an adjoining room and laid upon a table,
and the utmost efforts were made to restore
him, but within a few minutes the doctors
He Was Unquestionably Dead,
and the announcement of his death was im
mediately made to the awe-struck company,
who reverently retired.
This dinner of the iew York Board of
Trade and Transportation was the occasion
of a notable gathering of distinguished offi
cials and politicians, and represented all
phases ot political faith, as well as to a very
great extent the various branches of busi
ness in this and other sections of the country
connected with trade and transporta
tion. The Bepublicans were represented by
the Secretary of the Navy, the Hon. B. F.
Tracy; the Secretary ol the Treasury, the
Hon. William Windom, Attorney General
H. H. Miller and Collector Joel B. Er
hardt. The Democracy was represented by the
Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, William Stein
way, the Hon. B. A. Cunningham. The
President of the board, Ambrose Snow, wel
comed a notable collection ol New York's
business men. The six tables were respec
tively headed by Erastns Wiman, John Mc
Kesson, Jr., William H. Webb, Jordan L.
Mott, Oscar S. Strauss and Seth E. Thomas.
The Introduction ot the Secretary.
The Bev. D. Parker Morgan, D. D., in
voked the divine blessing, and the banquet,
which was in ten courses occupied about
two hours, at the end of which time the
President introduced as the toastmaster of
the evening ex-Jndge Arnoux, and the first
speaker was the Hon. William Windom,
Secretary of the Treasury, whose topic was:
"Our Country's Prosperity Dependent
Upon Instruments of Commerce. Mr.
Windom was peculiarly happy in making
the points of his speech clearly understood
by an audience which, although not a little
hilarious, was evidently much interested in
the startling statistics which he brought to
bear upon his subject.
His figures which demonstrated.the signal
superiority of this country in manufactures,
in agriculture, in mining and in banking
were received with special marks of ap
preciation. His remarks upon the foreign
commerce of this country and his plans for
its improvement elicited great applause,
and that part of his speech relating to the
silver question, which was near the close,
was delivered with special emphasis and
listened to with marked attention and
Especially That Passage of Scripture
which he quoted: "He that loveth silver
shall not be satisfied with silver." Through
out the whole of his speech the entire atti
tude and bearing of the Secretary was that
of an active business man in the best of
health. There was no faltering in his voice.
There was no hesitation in his manner.
There was no undue haste nor in the slight
est degree an indication of the tragedy
which was to follow.
The physicians who first reached the
Secretary were: Dr. W. T. Bobinson, Dr.
E. J. Whitney, and Dr. John H. Covcrley,
of Brooklyn. Mr. Windom's private secrr
tary, Mr. Henley, reached him very quick
ly. As soon as the Secretary fell the guests
on his side of the room, among whom were
Mr. Murat Halstead and Collector Erhardt,
began to move away the chairs from the
guest's table so as to make room to carry Mr.
Carried to an Adjoining Room.
Those who carried him out were Mr.
Homer Lee, Dr. Durant, President Ambrose
Snow and Dr. Whitney. They immediately
carried Mr. Windom to an adjoining room,
which had been used by the waiters as a
temporary depository lor the viands, the
wine and the dishes. A long mahogany
table, which was ranged before Windom's
on the north side of the building, was in
stantly cleared and the Secretary was laid
prostrate upon it- His necktie and collar
were instantly opened, the upper part of his
clothing removed, and a number of the
guests gathered around to render what aid
The windows were opened to give him
air, and one man tanned him vigorously
while another slapped his hands. Another
bathed his temples, another rubbed him,
bat in a few moments the doctors began to
shake their heads solemnlv. Dr. Whitney
held one pulse and Dr. Bobinson another,
and they felt in vain for the throbbings that
denoted life. They -listened in vain for
heart beats, and then the word was whis
pered from one to another, "He is dead."
ETery Attempt at Resuscitation.
The doctors bad sent for brandy, and had
administered copious draughts. They had
sent for digetalis. but a bottle of it was
brought too late. They applied ammonia to
his nostrils, but it revived no sign of life.
An electric battery was brought, and a
strong current was sent through his body, in
a vain effort to revive a spark of life.
But all these efforts were fruitless, Mr.
Windom never spoke a word from the time
he finished his speech. It was 9:55 when he
closed bis speech, and it was 10:06 when the
physicians finally pronounced him dead.
Secretary Tracy, Collector Erhardt and
Attorney General Miller hovered anxiously
near Sir. Windom watching every move
ment of the doctors and listening with the
deepest interest to whatever information
they could obtain. The doctors were loath
to announce a fatal result. They called for
more light, and men at once sprang to light
the big chandeliers which bad been dimmed
at the close of the banquet. Then the doc
tors passed their fingers over the open eyes
of the prostrate man. They found that even
the eyes had lost their sensitiveness, and
then thev said: "He is dead beyond ques
tion." Not a Glimmer of Hope.
The doors were closed and only a few of
tbe guests were admitted to the room, so
that up to the last moment the crowd at the
diuner table outside were kept in anxious
suspense. When the result was no longer
doubtful, Mr. Arnoux went into the dininir
hall and resumed his place a tbe head of
the table, :nd amid the most breathless at
tention, he said: "My friends, it is my
painful duty to make an announcement to
you at this time. We have listened for the
last time, in all human probability, to the
voice of William Windom, lor he lies pros
trate in deatn in the adjoining room. TTftder
the circumstances, of course, we will retire
as quietly as possible."
And then over-awed with tbe solemnity of
the occasion the guests silently left the
Secretary Tracy said that he had observed
no' unusual appearance as to health with
reference to Secretary Windom, during the
journey from Washington. They left on
the 10 o'clock train and he had been with
him all day, and he said nothing could have
surprised him more than the tragic occur
rence ol the evening.
Has Been Subject to Heart Disease.
It appears that Secretary Windom has
been subject to heart disease. Only three
or four days ago he had a slight attack of
heart disease while passing up the Treasury
steps. It was bnt a slight attack, and he
was in no way incommoded bv it. He ate
sparingly and drank moderately at the din
ner, and made no complaint of ill-health.
He was, to all appearances, as healthy a
man as when he worked at the saddlers'
bench at Mount Vernou, O.
The only relative of Mr. Windom present
was Mr. David.G. Bailee, or this city, who
it distantly related by marriage.
The news of Mr. Windom's death was at
once sent to his intimate friend, James B.
Colgate, of this city, who arrived within a
few minutes. A telegraphic dispatch was
at once sent by direction of Secretary Tracy
to President Harrison, informing him of the
death of Mr. Windom. Another dispatch
was sent to Mrs. Windom and her two
daughters, who are in Washington, so that
they might take the first train lor this city.
MRS. WINDOM NOTIFIED. v
THE HEWS FALLS uke A KNELL UPON
A CABINET RECEPTION.
All Washington Soon Informed of the Secre
tary's Death The President the First
to Break the News The Scene lu the
-special TEX.XGUM TO TIHC DISFATCn.l
Washington, Jan. 29. The gay world
of Washington was assembled at the home
of the Postmaster General to-night when the
startling news came of the death of Secretary
Windom in New York. The President
was at Wanamaker's, and it became
his sad duty 'to announce to the
stricken widow the news of her bereave
ment. For the second time within a year
President Harrison has been called upon to
carry to members of his official family the
first sad tidings of death.
There was great consternation among the
large crowd in the two parlors of the Wan
amaker mansion when the news came, and
one of the first guests to hear It
was Mrs. Windom, as tbe President
sought her side at the earliest possible
moment This wis at about 1030, and
within a few minutes the reception had
come to an abrupt close, and the gnests,
with the exception of the personal friends,
all departed. While they were leaving the
house the news of the Secretary's death was
spreading like wildfire about the city. In
ten minutes the news was in every hotel and
public place in the city.
Mrs. AVindom's daughters and Miss Cole
gate, of New York, accompanied her to the
Wanamaker reception, and at 11:15 when
these ladies returned to their home. In ten
minutes the President, Secretary Proctor
and Postmaster General Wanamaker en
tered the house. Soon many other Iriends
came and endeavored to calm the grief of
the widow and orphans.
Tbe Secretary's family consisted of a mar
ried son and two young daughters who have
but recently made their bow to society. The
son lives in this city, and is an architect in
the office of the Supervising Architect of the
THE SECRETARY'S CAREER.
SALIENT POINTS IN THE LIFE OF THE
Stndent, Prosecuting Attorney, Congress
man, United States Senator and Secre
tary of the Treasury Under Two Admin
istrations The Record of a Busy Pnblic
Washington, Jan. 29. William
Windom was born in Belmont county, O.,
May 10, 1827. He received an academic
education; studied law at Mount Vernon,
O., and was admitted to the bar in 1850.
In 1852 he becam- Prosecuting Attorney
for Knox county, but in 1855 he removed to
Minnesota, and soon afterward he was
chosen to Congress from that State ns a -Republican,
serving from 1859 till 1SG9. In
thit body he served two terms as Chairman
of tbe Committee on Indian Affairs, and
also was at the head of the speciaLcommit
tee to visit, the Western tribes In 18G5, and
of that on tbe conduct of the Commissioner
of Indian Affairs in 1867.
In 187P he was .'ppointedto the United
States Senate to fill the unexpired term of
Daniel S. Norton, deceased, and was subse
quently chosen for the term that ended in
1S77. He was re-elected for the one that
closed in 1883, and resigned in 1881 to enter
the Cabinet of President Garfield as Secre
tary of the Treasury, but retired on the ac
cession of President Arthur in the same
year, and was elected by the Minnesota Leg
islature to serve the remainder of his term
in the Senate. In that body Mr. Windom
acted as Chairman of the Committees on
Appropriations, Foreign Affairs and Trans
portation. He was appointed Secretary of
the Treasury by President Harrison, and
has since served in that capacity.
He left Washington this morning, appar
ently in perfect health, to attend the ban
quet of the Board of Trade and Transporta
tion at New York this evening, where he
was to make an address outlining the official
policy of the Government.
THE PBESIDENT IS SHOCKED.
When He Receives tbe News He Is Unable
to Express His Emotion.
Washington, Jan. 29. When the news
of Secretary Windom's death was first com
municated to the President by a reporter, he
was so shocked and overcome by the sudden
announcement that he was unable to say
anything with respect to the loss he has
BEADING'S HEW MOVE.
It Looks Like an Alliance With the Lehigh
SPECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE D18PATCB.1
New Yokk, Jan 29. A story was current
to-day that the Philadelphia and Beading
had fallen out with tbe Central Bailroad of
New Jersey, and that it had withdrawn all
of its New York freight and coal business
from the latter, turning it over to the Lehigh
Valley Bailroad, pending the completion of
the new Port Beading Bailroad from Bound
brook to Perth Amboy. This was looked
upon as a sign of a possible far-reaching
alliance between the Beading and Lehigh
Valley systems. Such a step would save
the building of two parallel roads, which
have been mapped out. and would render
another road profitable which otherwise
might not pav its fixed charges.
President McLeod, of the Beading, said
in his last annual report that tbe facilities
at Communipaw furnished by the Central
for handling the Beading freight were
utterly inadequate. Jersey Central stock
was hammered down several points on the
Stock Exchange to-day.
THE DEADLY ELECTRIC WISE.
It Causes the Death of a Man at Braddock
and Others Are Injured.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TB DISPATCH.1
KoslEstead, Jan. 29. At the Edgar
Thomson works this afternoon a terrible
accident occurred, which has probably cost
the life of one man and the injury of two
others. William Brown and George King
were employed in 'making repairs on some
machinerv where an electric line had been
thrown down, and"k,was cut in two by a
freight engine. Brown picked up the line,
supposing it to be dead, and playfully threw
it over King's head.
.Brown made the connection bv making
both ends meet, and was instantly killed,
while King was badly shocked, as was an
other man who ran to their rescue. King
would have been tilled also had not a work
man struck the wire with a crow bar, sever
Ladner Was Nominated.
SPECIAL TKLXGKAM TO TUB DltFATCn.l
Philadelphia, Jan. 29. Ladner -was
to-day nominated by the Democrats as their
candidate for Mayor.
A-VERY MILD REBUKE
Administered to Cameron by
the Republicans in the
BY A STRICT PARTY VOTE
Pennsylvania Senators Are Instruct
ed to Favor the Force Bill.
GOV. PATTISON MAY TAKE A HAKD,
And Enliren the Proceedings bj Vetoing
THE SITUATION AN INTERESTING ONE
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUX DISPATCH.
Habbisbubg, Jan. 29. Tbe programme
of Senator Cameron's intimate friends to
forestall and prevent any resolution in the
Legislature asking him to resign was suc
cessfully carried out to-day. It was done
by passing the mildest kind of a resolution
ratifying the Federal elections bill, and re
questing Pennsylvania's Senators in Con
gress to give it their support.
It was a significant fact that this resolu
tion was presented by Senator Williamson,
of Huntingdon. He was one of the party
of three Pennsylvania legislators who called
upon President Harrison last Tuesday to
urge a local appointment, and who were so
unmercifully snubbed by His Excellency
on account of the Cameron feud. William
son has felt sore abont it ever since, and
only too willingly took part in the move
ment to let Cameron down easy.
Harrison Accidentally Saves Cameron.
There are those here who believe that the
episode in the White House had in this way
as much to do with saving Cameron from the
humiliation of a bitter formal denunciation
in the Legislature as anything else. Presi
dent Harrison's anger reacted in a way he
did not expect.
Mr. Johnson, of Cameron county, at
tracted attention by trying to explain Sen
ator Cameron's vote to shelve the elections
bill, on the theory that he did it to save the
apportionment bill, and thus benefit his
party. Mr. Johnson thinks Cameron looked
further ahead than most Republicans. The
resolntion introduced in the Senate this
morning by Mr. Williamson was as follows:
Whekeas, It Is our unalterable conviction
that the free and untrammeled right to exer
cise tbe suffrage should be guaranteed and en
forced by the National Government in all na
tional elections; and.
Whereas, We hold it as a self-evident truth
that where representation is based on popula
tion. Every Legally QnallDod Elector
in that population Is entitled to the opportuni
ty to cast bis ballot and to have that ballot fair
ly counted; and.
Whereas, Some measure to secure thi3 right
to vote and to have such vote counted has been
pledged by tbe Republican party in Its national
and State platforms.
Resolved (if the House of Representatives
concurs). That our United States Senators be
eatnestlyreqtlested. to use every honorable ef-loxtJA-secnr
tho passage of. tbe federal elec
SenatorGobin assumed that theresolntion
would meet the concurrence of the Republi
cans of this chimber, as it should tne Re
publicans of the entire State. He thought
it due to those Bepublicans who think there
should have been no occasion for such a
resolution to say something before the votes
were cast. He said there was no question of
veracity between Senator Cameron and him
selr. In an acquaintance ol 20 years he had
never known Senator Cameron to tell an un
truth. He then went into an explanation
of his understanding with Senator Cameron
regarding the elections hill before the
caucus. He bad no censure lor benator
Cameron, whose action was a matter of his
own conviction.. There will be no misun
derstanding between them.
An Excuse for the Senior Senator.
Senator Thompson, of Harnsburg, who
nominated Cameron in the recent Bepublican
caucus for re-election, and who went with
Dick Quay and William B. Leeds to Wash,
ington yesterday to get Cameron to agree to
the plan to forestall extreme action on the
part of unfriendly legislators, said this
resolution should pass because the news
papers had led to a good bit of misunder
standing about Senator Cameron's action
and his attitude on the elections hill.
'"You must all know," continued Mr.
Thompson, "that a motion for the previous
question is what Cameron voted on, and not
on the elections bill. Mr. Cameron has as
sured me that when the elections bill would
come up in proper order he would do all in
his power to have it amended to suit his
views on the subject, and if not able to ac
complish that be would make every effort to
secure tbe passage of a bill that would suit
all Bepublicans. Senator Packer, of Tioga,
X regret that events have taken place in the
Upper House of Congress which calls for this
action to-day. We Republicans should have at
tended to this matter in a caucus, as it is a
family affair. In caucus nearly three weeks
ago we drd adopt a resolution like this, calling
on our Representatives at Washington to sup
port the elections bill, and now I regret that
wo must again do the same thing.
Senator Hoblnsnn.ot Delaware It appears to
me that this is all like "tho uay after the af
fair." It may be too late. I don't think there is
any Republican in Pennsylvania but who favors
that elections bill. True, we have been taught
that United States Senators are superior to the
instructions of any Legislature, but they are
not superior to public opinion. This resolution
should be passed to servo notice on the Repub
licans at Washington that the Republicans of
Pennsylvania want this or a stronger bill
passed. We want the men at Washington to
know that it is puerile and cowardly not to
protect tho ballot ot tbe black man. The prin
ciple is a part of tbe organic law of the Re
publican party and is not to be reviled and spat
This closed the debate. Senator Boss, the
Democratic leader, called for a yea and nay
vote. Senator Williamson's resolution was
thereupon adopted by a vote of 29 yeas and
A Vote Upon Party Lines.
It was a strict party vote, all the Dem
ocrats voting against the resolution and all
the Bepublicans for it. The Chair ordered
the resolution to be messaged to the House
for concurrence. It was now plain how the
more bitter Bepublicans were to be com
pelled to vote for the softly written resolu
tion. .A party vote would force them to do
it. If they kicked the traces it left tbe way
clear for tbe Democrats to pass a resolution
indorsing Cameron's vote against the elec
tions bill. Of the two evils they chose the
All the excitement was now transferred to
the House." President Penrose hurried over
before the message clerk, and, going quietly
to Speaker Thompson's desk, informed him
of what was coming. Then he went to Dick
Quay's desk, and gave the word that a
party vote must be preserved in order to
prevent an unseemly row.
When the House Clerk had read the Sen
ate resolution, Mr. Missimnier, oi the Dem
ocratic side, t once gave notice that he
would want a yea and nay vote on the paper,
which call was seconded by Brooks, on the
Not Much Time Allowed for Debate.
Mr. Coray, the, young Bepublican from j
JANUARY 30, 1891.
Luzerne countv, who was one of T-aggart's
agricultural eleven in last week's excitement,
arose to speak. Both Mr. Brooks and Mr.
Stewart, of Philadelphia, jumped up to cut
him off with the point of order that a call
had been made for the yeas and nays. Jesse
-M, Baker, in the interest ot fair play, pro
tested against this, and Speaker Thompson
sided with him by declaring that he had not
yet notified the clerk to proceed with the
roll call, and debate was therelore in order.
Mr. Coray simply said: "All I wanted to
say was that if I had been drawing up that
resolution I would have put something in it
Mr. Baker, of Delaware, said:
It strikes me that at this time the golden
opportunity lor producing Jo t what the reso
lution asks for has gone by. To me this pro
cedure resembles a post mortem. I claim the
right to vote as I pleasi. My constituents have
manjf rights; so have I. When I cannot vote
as I please, I have no further desire to be a
member of this House. When we elected our
Senators to Congress we reposed confidence in
tbem, and wo must sometimes believe that they
vote as they think, for the best. I niyselt have
little faith In the elections Dill. I have lived in
tbe Soutu, and I do not think the plan in that
bill will solve the race troubles there. But as
it is a party principle involved in that bill, I
believe that ourrepresentatives at Washincton
snould have voted for it. As a party measure,
therefore, I will vote for this resolution.
Tliinkins of the Might Havo Been.
Mr. Coray I admire Mr. Baker's candor. If
the senior Senator from Pennsylvania at Wash
ington 'had displayed halt as mucn candor, he
could have not been re-elected here a week
Ihe Speaker The gentleman will confine
himself to tho question before tho House.
Mr. Coray But I do not believe the senior
Senator from Pennsylvania wiU.'tecard this
resolution any more bindlng-thaahe did the
similar resolution passed by tueaucus.
The Speaker The gentlemaa'fcaotconflnlng
himself to tbe real question. rtiijSi
Captain Magnln, of DeIaware--XIHIer from
Mr. Baker, my colleague, as to the good of the
elections bill, but I agree with him as to the
fact that all this is like locking the stable door
after the horse is out. We are talking hare of
ballot reform in Pennsylvania. Mr. Cameron
should know that we believe before there can
be ballot reform it borne there must be ballot
reform all over the nation.
Mr. Johnston, of Cameron Tbe Republicans
of Pennsylvania have a great interest in this
topic Thev havo watched tbe events at Wash
ington tholast Uvt days closely. Perhaps when
alittle more time has rolled by and when the
smoke trora 1 irge and small guns has cleared
away to some extent we will be better able to
ftpn tho situation. Removed at Some distance
from tho scene, we may not at this time fully
comprehend tho exigencies of the case. We
must not forget that votingagalnstthe previous
question, as Mr. Cameron did, is not voting di
rectly against the elections bill. We must not
forget tbat voting for the apportionment bill
was-an act of no little importance to the Re
publican party. An increased representation
in Congress is of overpowering importance to
our party. I have faith in our senior Senator.
I hae been taught that a Legislature has no
rigut to instruct members of a higher body;
yet back of this resolution there is a public in
terest in Pennsylvania so great that 1 hope our
Senatorsjwill recjgnize it and respect it.
captain aKinner we uemocram nave no in
teiest in this matter. It is a matter for the Re
oublicans to decide. They should have done it
in caucus by themselves. For that reason I
move to indefinitely postpone the resolution.
Got Into a Little Jangle.
Pending a vote on Captain Skinner's mo
tion, Mr. Stewart, the Philadelphia Bepub
lican, and Bush Gillan, tbe Franklin
county Democrat, got into an amusing
jangle. Stewart was trying to not censure
Cameron and at the same time indorse the
elections bill, and Gillan stumped him with
the direct question: "What great principle
of the Republican party did Cameron vio
late in simply voting not to close debate?"
Stewart was unable to make a sensible an
swer, and the house enjoyed his discom
fiture. Ward Bliss, the Delaware county Bepub
lican, made the last speech. He said it'was
amusiug to see the attempts of some of the
speakers to sugarcoat this dose for Cameron.
No matter how it was worded, it would ,be
understood bv the public to be a censure of
Mr. Camcron' course, and the Legislature
might as well see that themselves.
M- kinner'a motion to indefinitely post
pone was defeated by 115 nays to 70 ayes,
the latter all being Democrats.
The question then recurred on the original
Senate resolution, and the roll was called.
It was adopted by 115 yeas and 77 nays, a
party vote as before. Throughout the pro
ceedings the -Jobbies and galleries were
crowded, and frequent applause interrupted
A FATAL OBJECTION
TO THE NEW TAX BILLBAISED BY EEP
A Clauso That Makes a Dangerous Possi
bility This Can Only Be Overcome by
Amending tho Bill Arguments for the
irltOJl A STAFF CORHESrOUDK2T.
Habp.isbukg, Jan. 29. An important
objection was raised to-night "in the Ways
and Means Committee of the House against
the new tax bill from the. State Revenue
Commission. Giles D. Price, a member of
the Commission, was before the committee,
arguing in favor of the bill. Mr. Finley, of
Washington county, told bim that if the
bill is to become a law, it must be made
proof against the Supreme Court. Hesaid
there were several features of the bill which
would, therefore, have to be remodeled. One
is this clause in the list of taxable property:
"All gross earnings or income from trades,
professions, occupations and investments of
money or capital in excess ot $300 to each
Mr. Finley said this clause has aroused a
feeling that the tax proposed will be upon
the gross receipts of a corporation or firm.
This is a dangerous possibility. He said the
bill would have to he amended to make a
distinction between "gross income" and
"net income." Mr. Price, who helped draw
up the bill, contended that "gross income"
and "gross receipts" are terms that cannot
possibly be conlounded. The majority of
the committee, however, Beemed to think
him wrong. It was tbe opinion that tbe
national income tax answers the question of
what a man's income is, and this bill should
be modeled after that. If this bill should
pass with this clause untouched it would be
a matter of tens of thousands to large manu
Leonard H. Rhone, Master of the State
Grange, appeared before the committee, also
urging tlie adoption of their bill as tbe best
means to relieve farming lands of the
inequalities of taxation by compelling
corporations to pay a greater proportion of
Attorney General McCamant spoke in
favor of another plan, that is to give all the
revenue from liquor licenses to the counties,
and to divert one hall, instead of one quarter
o, the money received from State corporation
taxes, into tbe countv treasuries, for both of
which purposes bills are now before the
PATTIS0N MAY VETO IT.
The Resolution of Censore for Cameron Can
Still lie Blocked.
FBOM A STAFF COKTtESrONDEST.l
Habkisbtjbg, Jan. 29. At n late hour
to-night Democrats are boasting that Gov
ernor Pattison will return the concurrent
resolution about United States Senator Cam
eron and the elections bill with his veto.
They declare that as a Democrat he can't
consistently sign a paper asking Cameron to
vote for a measure which the Democrats are
If Pattison vetoes the resolution it will
cause more fun in the Legislature. The
Bepublicans lack a few votes of the two-
thirds majority to pass the resolntion over
the Governor's veto.
NO EXTRA SESSION,
Congress Is Now Just Rushing
Business to Make Up
for Lost Time.
BUT THE- FAINTEST'CH ANCE
Of an Attempt for the Resurrection
of the Elections Bill.
NO STATEMENT YET FROM QUAY.
Apportionment Measure ' Passes
Senate Without Trouble.
CARLISLE'S POINT NOT WELL TAKES
-FROM A 6TAJT COnBESFOUDEXT.!
Washington, Jan. 29. After months
of unrest on account of the elections bill
now that that measure seems to be out
of tbe way both House and Senate have set
tled down to work, and if no other disturb
ing influence intrudes legislation will be
disposed of with a rapidity that will pre
clude any chance for an extra session. The
Democrats of the Senate are in Aarmingly
gracious mood, and scarcely mt '"'ow of
resistance to the npportionmer av.
for a wonder, went through u- Tfif. ttQ,
day almost word for word as
Almost invariably the Senate treats
House bills as though the latter body were
incapable ot drafting anything satisfactory;
but for once the Honse of Lords compli
mented the Commons with a complete in
dorsement of the sense, sound and grammar.
A Point Raised by Carlisle.
Mr. Carlisle's attempt to make a Consti
tutional point against the bill that the
Electoral College of 1892 must be based
upon the present representation, is regarded
as a rather weak effort on the part of so
usually well informed a gentleman, and the
popular Kentuckian is very much discom
fited at the failure of an argument upon
which he had prepared with great care, but
in which he had strangely overlooked a
mass of fact and precedent.
The truth is the Democrats hardly made a
show of opposition to tbe bill. It is esteemed
as fair a measure as could be devised ana
little to the advantage of the Bepublicans as
could be expected.
Sandwiched among other things to-day
was an occasional query as to whether the
closure and elections measures were likely
to come up again and the general verdict
was that they were dead for all time. Some
thing is admitted to depend upon the reso
lutions adopted by tbe Harrisburg Legis
lature. In fact the election of the Legisla
ture is about the only thing that puts much
life into the dying discussion of the closure
A Sensational Tale Concerning Quay.
Indeed, the mitter was so dead to-day
that a tew enterprising correspondents had
to fall back upon their imaginations for
their news items and invent a story that
Senator Quay is'to read instantly a volum
inous history to the Senate, giving all the
secrets of his' private and pnblic life and
auswericj-; all the attacks upon him to tbe
satisfaction of evervbody but his enemies.
Tbe story is so fishy on its face that it
hardly needed the denial which Senator
Qnay was quite ready to give.
Senator Cameron is still at Old Point
Comfort, and will receive in that quiet se
clusion the news from Harrisburg. Chair
man Andrews, of the State Committee, was
here to-day. and talked with Senator Quay
and other Bepublicans about the affair of
the closure vote, and goes back to Harris
burg well equipped to do what he can to
soitci iny sort of blow that may fall upon
the house of Cameron.
The story of the snubbing of the Pennsyl
vania State Senators by President Harrison
on Tuesday is pronounced at the White
House to be a very unkind fake. The
President has a fair sense of decency and
does not insult his Visitors. Tbe Senators
recommended a candidate for thejndgeship,
and because he didn't at once promise to
appoint their man it is assumed they felt
EOOSEVELrS ENEEGEUC TALK.
He Stands Ready to Defend the Civil
Washington, Jan. 29. Commissioner
Roosevelt and Superintendent Porter, of
the Census Bureau, were in attendance at
this morning's meeting of the House
Committee on Belorm in the Civil
Service. Mr. Porter had made some
statements at a previous meeting
which Mr. Boosevelt had construed into
an attack upon the Civil Service Com
mission's methods, and he made an ener
getic detense of the merit system ot appoint
ment as opposed to the non-competitive sys
tem of examinations practiced by Mr. Por
ter. Mr. Porter's plan, he said, was nearly
but not quite as bad as tbe old spoils system
and was based in a large measure upon
Mr. Roosevelt said that he had never
made an attack on any department. "But,"
said he, "if any department, from that of
the Postmaster General's to Mr. Porter's
makes an attack upon the commission, 1 am
alwavs ready." He suggested that the law
should be amended so as to prohibit any
appointing officer from appointing,' promot
ing, or dismissing anyone for political
BLAINE'S FLAT C0NTBADICTI0N.
No Reciprocity Treaty Is Being Negotiated
Washington, Jan. 29. Representative
Baker, of New York, to-day addressed the
following letter to Secretary Blaine:
It is reported in the newspapers ot Canada
and along the northern border of my State,
where my constituents are deeply interested in
the subject, tbat negotiations are going on be
tween this country and Great Britain with a
view to partial reciprocity with Canada, in
eluding natural products only and not manu
factures; and it is stated tbat Sir Charles
Tupper is on his way here as a commissioner to
negotiate for such modification to our tarirr. I
would be very clad if yon would enable me to
answer my constituents.
Secretary Blame made the following
Deae Me. Baker 1 authorize yon to con
tradict the rumors you refer to. There are no
negotiations whatever on foot for a reciprocity
treaty witb Canada: and von may be assured
that no scheme for reciprocity with tbeDomin
lon, confined to natural product, will be enter
talutd by this Government. We know nothing
of Sir Charles Tupper's coming to Washington.
Very trnl v yours. James G. BLaia e.
A Delegation Urging Him for the Vacant
IFnOlt A STA1F CORIiESrOSDEKT.l
Washington, Jan. 29. A delegation
composed of Judge Sinionton, of Harris
burg; Judge Neil, of Kittanning, and Grier
Orr, Esq., of Kittanning, called on the
President-this morning in the interests of
Joseph Baffington, Esq., for the District
Judgeship. Thev were introdnced by Rep
resentative Craig of the Armstrong county
district, and were received with much con
sideration. Each" of the gentlemen had
something complimentary to say of Mr.
The President responded briefly, with a
little verbal photograph of the kind of man
he wanted for the judgeship, and the dis
tinguished fWr'y were of tbe opinion that
the picture very much resembled Mr.
SILVER POOL INVESTIGATION.
An Order Made to Compel the Attendance
Washington, Jan. 29. Then; were no
witnesses present this morning to testify he
fore the Silver Pool Investigating Commit
tee, Mr. Owenby failing to appear. Con
gressman Ketcham, of New York, volun
tarily stated most decidedly and unquali
fiedly that he had never bought or sold
silver or been engaged in any silver
transaction either directly or indireetly.
He said be had no knowledge with regard to
reported silver speculations.
Mr. Dinjrley, Chairman of the commit
tee, presented a special report of that com
mittee to the House. The report states that
in tbe usual form a subpena to appear be
fore the committee was served upon J. A.
Owenby, and that said Owenby had refused
or neglected to obey the subpena. He asked
the Speaker to compel his attendance.
The report was agreed to as a preamble to
the order, and as amended the order was
A WELCOME WINDFALL.
STARVING WEAVEHS OF SILESIA
MAKE A GEEAT DISCOVERY.
"Mr Means of an Old Newspaper They Learn
VBlg Fund Left Them Fifty Tears
kps Taken to Locate the
fBT-Jr, AF'S CAELC COJirAST.l
Berlin, Jan. 29. The starving weavers
in Silesia have made a discovery tbat may
be the means of saving many of tbem from
starvation. One of their number found a
newspaper of 1810 which contained a report
of a weavers' reserve fund, embracing 90,000
thalers, which was subscribed at tbat time,
and set aside for the sole purpose of re
lieving weavers and their families in tbe
event of an extraordinary famine.
Sufficient of tbe fund is known to show
that it was originally invested at Breslau,
and as it has been drawing interest undis
turbed all these years it now must amount
to a sum sufficient to be of great use to the
The weavers are very much excited, and a
thorough investigation has been ordered by
the Government to discover what has be
come of the money and whether it can be
secured to the purpose for wnich it was in
tended. GREETED WITH YELLS.
Another Ko w at the Theater Francalse Over
the Prohibited Play.
BT DtfitLAP'S CABLE COMFANT.l
Pakis, Jan. 29 At the Theater Fran-
caise this evening "L'Aventuriere," known
in Robertson's adaption as "Home," was
substituted for the prohibited play "Ther
midor," to the intense disgust of the audi
ence, which was large, it being a subscrip
tion night. Upon the opening of the second
scene the people began to hiss and to call
loudly for "Thermidor," and half singing,
halt shouting the title of Sardou's play.
The curtain was dropped and Coquelin..
came forward to explain that it 'was ia(r
sible to perform "Thermidor" in the face of
Government prohibition, which information
was received with scorn and hisses. After
half an hour's yelling and contusion the su
dience was requested to allow tbe play
"Gringoix" to be presented, to which they
graciously acceded with yells.
REBELS GAINING GROUND.
They Are Having Things Pretty 31ncli Their
Own Way in Chile.
fBT DUSLAP'S CABLE COHPAWT.l
London, Jan. 29. The news from Chile
leads to the belief that the insurgents are
gaining ground. Their fleet has followed
up the occupation of the roadstead of
La Lerina, the capital of Conquimbo, by an
attack upon the town itself, which was
occupied without much resistance by the
regulars, who held the schools and hospitals.
News from other places is conflicting, but
its general tenor indicates tbat the Presi
dent's position is weakened. The occupa
tion of Lerina is a great advantage to the
insurgent forces. The French Government
has ordered its vessels of the Pacific squad
ron, now at New Zealand, to proceed to
THE STRANGLER'S SENTENCE.
Possibility of Its Being Commnted to' Im
prisonment for Life.
fBT DUKLAF'S TABLE C0MPAST.1
Paris, Jan. 29. The Committee of
Pardon are persuaded by Eyraua'a counsel
and friends to hold a special sitting, at
which it was unanimously resolved to
memorialize the President in favor of com
muting the strangler's sentence to life im
prisonment. LANDS BEYOND THE SEA.
The Cream of Old World News by Cable
Churned Down to Butter.
The Servian cabinet has resigned.
Mr- Bradlauoii's condition is worse.
Rumoued that tbe Ameer oi Afghanistan is
English workmen have decided to strike
against tbe shipping federation.
The German Government will not interfere
with the manufacture of lymph.
Election riots at Gallessos, Spain, caused
the death of several participants.
TBE funeral of Prince Baudouln was solemn
ized with pomp at Brussels yesterday.
AN avalanche overwhelmed the Greektown of
Atbamana, destroying SO bouses and 25 human
THE Government has informed the Reich
stag tbat the tariff on postal telegrams will be
Dr. Winsthobst. tbe Clerical leader in the
Reichstag, was seriously injured by falling
down stairs yesterday.
The Mayor of Anhalc having been convicted
of embezzlement and fled to Leipsic, his wife
and father-in-law committed suicide.
Premier Cbispi denies tbe charge made by
a committee of the United States Congress
against Italian consuls in connection with
A H0BBIBLE CRIME.
Fiends Attempt to Burn the Body of a
ISFIC1AI. TXLKOItAX TO THE DIDPATCU.
Bibmngham, Ala., Jan. 29. George
Burton, night watchman at the Sheppard
planing mill, was murdered last night and
an effort made to burn his body. This
morning the body was -found partly in the
fire box of tbe big boiler and abont half
consumed. The flesh was still burning.
. The man had been shot three times in the
'head before his body was thrown in the fur
nace. Ko clew to the murderers or motive
for tbe crime have been discovered. Three
pistol balls were fonnd in tbe man's head,
and each one was of a different size from the
DO YOU WANT A SITUATION"
NUMBERS OF GOOD OPENINGS
ADVERTISED EVERY HORNING
IN THE COLUMNS OF
NOT REALWTO TALK,
Mine Inspectors Unable or Un
willing to Explain the
Causes Which Led To
THE MAMMOTH DISASTER,
Only One Man Signed a Certificate
Printed in the Plural.
TORCHLIGHTS TO BE ABOLISHED.
United Mine Workers Disbelieve the Theory
of a Gas Pocket
AN- APPEAL TO G0YEEN0E PATTIS05
CTROM A STAFF COEBISFOSDIST.l
Mammoth, Pa., Jan. 29. The frightful
disaster on Tuesday will result in abolish
ing the torchlight from the mines of tba
bituminous region, and in making the usa
safety lamps imperative. This is the gen
eral opinion of the miners of Mammoth,
and is indorsed by Mine Inspectors Will
iam Duncan, Thomas R. Adams, James
Blick and William Jenkins, and ex-Iu-spector
The Mine Inspectors seemed troubled to
day, the mine officials were reticent, and
the atmosphere was impregnated with
anxiety and apprehension. Here and
there about the works stood knots of gloomy
men talking in undertones of a pnblic ball
held at Mammoth on Monday night, and
tbe curious coincidence that it was so soon
followed by an explosion.
Mine Inspectors Blick and Adams were
interviewed immediately upon their as
cension from tbe pit this afternoon. They
were verv reticent, would volunteer no in
formation and were not eager to answer
direct questions. The conversation went
"Have you found the vein of gas which
caused the explosion, Inspectors?"
Only One rireBoss.
"Is it true tbat on the third flat, where a
pillar had been withdrawn, a Dig block of
slate, four feet thick, had fallen from the
roof and exposed the rock?"
"Yes; I believe it is," replied Inspector
"Doesn't the gas in such mines as thesa
always come from the rock?"
"Generally it does."
"Is it still coming into the mine?"
"There is no gas in the mine now."
"How does it come that the printed return
to be made to the general manager each day
before tbe men go into the mine, starts out,
wc, the undersigned, showing that it was
intended that more than one man should
sign it, and yet it bears only one signature,
that of Fire Boss William Snaith?"
"Well," slowly replied Inspector Adam,
"Iunderstand that the mine has not been run
ning yeiyifulljoIatej, Jtdepfls upon tk
Silt: and cba.-ax$; " -vlitne j to the num
ber of fire bosses employed. Sometimes one
is enouzh, and again two, or even three are
"Was not Assistant Fire Boss Peter
Lowry's services dispensed with recently?"
"I don't know anything positive about
"Isn't it considered necessary that as short
a period -as possible should intervene be
tween tbe inspection by the fire boss and the
time tbe miners go to work?"
"Yes," responded Inspector Blick. "The
inspection shonld be made as shortly as
possible before tbe men go in."
Important Testimony Obliterated by Fire.
"If, as stated by General Mauager Lynch,
the inspection was completed at 3 A. M. and
the men went in at 5 or 6 o'clock, would
you think tbat too long a time bad elapsed?"
"Well, that would depend upon the
"Could a fire boss notice three or four
hour' ahead of time an impending fall of
"He might not be able to see anything;
wrong," said Mr. Blick. "A fall is liable
to occur at any time."
"Can you see tbe chalk marks ont on the
walls of tbe workings to show that they
"No," replied Mr. Blick.
"Can't you find one chalk mark?"
"Tbe face of the entire mine was charred
by the flame, and would, of course, obliter
ate any chalk mark," answered Inspector
"Isn't there always danger in any mine
of a sudden inflow of gas?"
"Could the dust in a mine as wet as this
one have caused tbe explosion?"
"No." responded Mr. Adams. "Whera
there is water in a mine tbe dust will hardly
explode. I have known of explosions caused
by coal dust, and there are mines in the
anthracite region where it is found neces
sary tocirry iu water to dampen tbe floors.
The dust in the air in the mine might have
added to the force of the explosion, but I do
not think it caused it."
No Opinion to Express.
"Then yon cannot say what cansed the ex
plosion, or whether it was the resnlt of
"No; we are here just to help Mr. Jenkins,
the Inspector in this district. He will make
a report to the Secretary of Internal Affairs,
and I presume he will testify at the inquest
Inspector Jenkins had nothing to add to
his statement published in to-day's Dis
patch. He had not yet discovered the
primary cause which led to the death of
over 100 men.
H. C. Frick, the President of the com
pany, arrived on tbe scene this morning.
He talked to Superintendent Lynch and the
Mine Inspectors tor a few moments, looked
dejected and suddenly disappeared. A few
minutes later a team dasbed away in answer
to a telephone call from Mammoth station, a
mile awav, and Mr. Frick, accompanied by
the Chief Engineer, drove across country to
The body of Andrew Loras, a Bohemian
boy, was found early this morning. It was
lying in the mud in tbe fourth flat, and had
been overlooked. The falls have not yet
been cleared away, and there are un
doubtedly some bodies under the debris
There are four Hungarians missing, a trap
per, two diggers and a hauler, and how
many others may be found can only be con
jectured. Several of the men around tha
shalt insist that there are 20 or 30 bodies
still in the pit.
The company's clerks yesterday prepared
a list, giving the names of 92 of the 108
killed. Thirty-one of the victims leave
wives and families, tnd 61 of those identified
and probably all the unidentined, are sin
gle. The list is as follows:
Heads of Families Killed.
Married men Gebbard Hilson, WUlIsi
j Hunter, A. C. Lazolle, Daniel Gordon, Willi