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BEAT. THE RECORD.
IN GARFIELD'S HOI
The Daring Buckeye Demo
cratic Candidate Is "Row
Carrying on His
CKUSADE FOR FREE TEADE
He Is Preaching Calamity to the,
Prosperous Reserve Farmers.
IverjTrliere the Tariff Champion Is Greet
ed by Immense Crowds.
THERE TVII.L BE BUT OXE JOINT DEBATE
trrOM A 6TAFF COBnESPOVDEVT.!
Ashtabula, O., Sept. 29. Governor
Campbell invaded Garfield's old district
this afternoon at Paincsville. It is a sec
tion of the Western Reserve where Repub
licans are indigeuious to the soil. Mr.
Campbell knows how intensely Republican
this portion of the State is and he jokes
good humoredly r.bout it. The time was, he
said to-day, hen he was afraid to pass
through the Reserve except at night. Kow
the number of Democrats has increased and
he feels more at home.
His audiences are very large, and while
there are in many instances three Republic
ans to one Democrat in the crowd, it does not
worry the Governor. He hopes to make
some proelytes on this trip. When at the
close of his speech at Norwalk the cheers
for McKinley were more vigorous than for
himself, he laughed heartily and had some
hanpy witticisms to meet the new turn of
affairs. At Cleveland this morning young
James Garfield boarded the train. He was
going to Mentor where his mother still re
sides. The Governor and the son of the
dead President shook hands like two old
DOES NOT PCT OX MUCH STYLE.
Unlike Major McIvinley,Govcmor Camp
bell is very democratic on the stump. He
w ears a sack coat, while the Major would
never think of appearing before an audience
without the proverbial frock. Mr. Camp
bell indulges in no flights of oratory, but lie
lias a taking vtay of netting close to the
point and talking in the simplest
fashion. He never grows wearisome, and
,i.e is quick to take advantage of anything
he sees in the audience with which to make
a point. The Governor frequently drops
into the language of the street,and deserves
to be called the humorous orator of Ohio.
Mr. Campbell is also a trained politician,
and he shows this day after day. He knows
what it means to have the ladies on his
side, and he never hesitates to say some
thing that will please them. At Paines
villfthe asked to meet the girls in the Lake
Erie Seminary. The lasses were delighted
with this attention, and were drawn up on
the beautiful lawn to receive him when the
GovcraorWrovc up. Mr. Campbell made a
f-ho't speech and then shook hands with
them. Every girl in the lot voted him just
too sweet for anything.
The Governor enjoyed the occasion, and
everybody was happy. The dingy Opera
House at Painesville was packed in the
aternoon to hear him, probably 2,000 peo
ple being present.
A REPUBLICAN STRONGHOLD.
Lake county is the smallest in the State,
but out of a total vote of 2,800 the Repub
licans usually gobble 1,800. There must
have been many Democrats in the house,
though, for the Governor's effort was fre
quently applauded. Among other things,
I have never been in Lake county before.
I wouldn't want it repeated, but I believe
this is the prettiest town in the State. Many
of you are Republicans, and, as I will need
about 18,030 Republican votes, I intend to be
nice to you. You think your wealth and
prosperity is due to the Custom House and
not to your inherent thrift and industry.
It is a fact that your farm lands have
depreciated in value. This is truo
in all the rival districts iu Ohio.
Outside of the port here you depend
on agriculture for a livelihood. In I860 your
farmlands were appraised at $4,C08,O00. In
Ashtabula it was then twice as much, for it
is a larger county. Well, ten years have
rolled around. If I had laiowri what I do
now I never would have bought n farm.
Your production in these years has been
principally mortgages. Thclandsand build
ings are here, but when appraised and as
sessed in 1E90 by Republicans there were
left 53,700,000. The other SS1C.O00 is not in the
countj of Late. (Applause.)
This sura does not represent the Joss of
the money alone. The average assessment
is 50 cents ot the dollar and as much more
wealth has gone. Now they will call me a
calamity croaker, spelling both wordawith
a. "k" to make them more emphatic.
QUOTING SOME CENSUS FIGURES.
If there had been war and the wealth of
Ohio had decreased it would have been your
duty to bear your share of the loss, but the
n calth has increased. Where is your share?
You have crown poorer. It is your place to
leave politics alone and search for the
causes. According to the census, in 1890,
there were $213,000,000 more wealth in Ohio
than in P-S0. We are glad that somebody
las been prosperous; but the farmers want
to know w here there share is. Has anybody
worked harder? Toil want to know, too,
who has it, how they got it,and the means at
hand to equalize It. At a low estimate your
share ought to be $3,503,000. I do not
decry the men who have it, but it ought to
be in your pockets. Ben Butterworth said,
in opposition to the McKinley bill, that he
could name ten men who had made more
money in 10 years than all tho farmers in
any State. See to it that this same state of
affair is not repeated in the next 10 j ears.
"Wait till we get the President, House and
Senate. If we don't put the people on an
equality then, I hops we will bo turned out
At Ashtabula Governor Campbell with a
party was driven several miles across the
country to the ore docks. A tug was in
waiting and he had an opportunity to in
spect the gigantic ore operations of the
Pennsylvania Company and Lake Shore
Toads. The latter line has spent $1,000,030
preparing a new harbor. The bulk of the
money was expended in cutting to a depth
of 18 feet, through the rock in the bed of
the Ashtabula river.
A PROSPEROUS POET, INDEED.
The people here claim that their ore ship
ments are larger than from any other port
in the world. The harbor is fifth in com
mercial importance in the United States.
The Governor made a short speech to, the
dockmen from the steps of a signal station.
Recently when the men were on aVfrike
and the Sheriff, asked for military aid to
preserve order, the Governor sent his Ad
jutant General to investigate He soon
patched up a truce, and since then Mr.
Campbell has been very popular with the
laborers. After the meeting this evening,
Mr. Campbell was given a reception by the
A crowded house in Town Hall greeted
him to-night. He said he was glad to speak
in the county which was the home of Wade
and Giddings, whose memory he honored.
He thought if they had lived, that like all
other great anti-war leaders, they would be
found in the Democratic ranks. The Gov
ernor started out by saying that the Repub
lican party was not the same party
that fought the war. He condemned the
roaintainence of a war tariff up to this day.
During the rebellion when the object was
to raise money, such a necessity as lumber
escaped taxation. Since then, with many
other nrticles, it has been put on the fist
At the close of the war the average tariff
tax was only 30 per cent, when it was 15
per cent Horace Greeley, the father of pro
tection, said in ten years the country would
be able to live without protection.
WHERE TAXES "WERE REDUCED.
When the Republicans commenced re
ducing the tariffj they cut it on railroad and
express companies, banks, whisky, tobacco
andjike articles. The people were taxed
5117,000,000 to make up for the decrease in
excise duties. Continuing, he said:
"We not only paid this sum to the manu
facturer, but since then we have handed
over treble that amount to their successors.
Mijor McKinley says his party took off $262.
000,000 in duties. Yes, it came off the banks,
big express companies, etc. The Major put 30
per cent on straw, 2 per cent on butter and
eggs and then he tells the farmer how much
the tariff bill has done for them. How about
hides? The Major says he found them on
the free list and he left them there. I will
venture outside of shoes, that there is not a
stitch of clothing that you wear on which
you don't pay an enhanced value to the
manufacturers or tho Government in the
shape of a tax.
Major McKinley brags about a free break
fast. He says sugar, tea and coffee are free.
Now let us see how free an average break
fast is. If you are Scotch, like me, you eat
oatmeal in the morning. The McKinley bill
doubled the tariff on it. Before the new
duty about as much oatmeal was imported
as we produced here.
The oatmeal men tried hard to raise the
price in those days by organizing a trust,
but thev failed. With the dutv doubled the
importation of oatmeal was stopped. The
first thing they did was to orgamzo a trust,
and they took in 95 percent or the manu
facturers in the country. Tho prico was ad
vanced at once, and wages reduced. Re
member, then, at your free breakfast, that
the first spoonful you take is taxed, every
knife, plate, glass, the cloth on the table,
the carpet it stands on, the floor, the roof
ana me winaows in tne nouse, nave a tax.
Even the bib and the baby's tin plate is
taxed, and that poor little fellow pays more
duty than any of you. Laughter.
BRINGING IN COLONEL BAYNE.
Speaking of free sugar, the Governor re
lated a conversation that took place before
the Ways and Means Committee between
Colonel Bay ne and Governor Warmouth, a
Louisiana "sugar planter. The Governor
kicked against taking off the sugar duty.
Colonel Bayne asked him how a hounty
would do. The Governor replied that
the people would then discover that the
tariff ib a bounty and the cry would go up
from the country to have it removed. Mr.
Campbell aid this showed that the con
sumer paid the tax. He added that con
sumers never go before the Ways and Means
Committee. It is the manufacturers. He
concluded that the alleged free breakfast
table would not make anybody rich.
The duty is off sugar, but it is put on to
something else, and in realitr snear is nn
cheaper than it used to be. The GovernorH
then read statistics, showing how the ap
praised value of farm lands in Ashtabula
countv had dropped from about ?9,000,000
in 1880 to 57,000,000 in 1890. In addition
the people were about 3,500,000 poorer
than they had been 10 years ago. In Amer
ica 25,000 men own more than half the prop
"Will 'you," remarked the Governor,
""continue a system that takes money out of
your pockets and puts it into the hands of
the few?" (Cries of 'No.'). Fully 90 per
cent of them made their money through
legislation that burdened you." (Ap
plause.) " ISREAL.
THE NEXT OHIO LEGISLATURE OP THE
A Great Reception Given the Major at
, Portsmouth He Replies to Campbell on
Free Coinage The Benefits Accruing
From the New Tariff Law.
Portsmouth, O., Sept. 29. Specials
Six, hundred Republicans, with the Morton
Club, went to Waverly and escorted Mc
Kinley to this city, where, this evening, on
his arrival he was tendered a grand
reception on Market square, where he made
a short speech. The Grand Opera House
was jammed in five minutes after the door
was opened, and thousands were turned
away and organized an overflow meeting
JIcKinley'e entrance was an ovation He
was eloquently introduced by Hon. A.
C Thompson. He first dwelt uoon
the importance of a Republican Leg
islature, and deemed its selection
more important than his own election. The
Major next exploded the free-coinage
fallacy. His argument was vigorously ap
plauded, and especially when he answered
Governor Campbell's assertion that he had
voted for free coinage in 1878.
Then theMajor said we had but$8,000,000;
now we have 5405,000,000, and it is quite a
different matter. "Governor Campbell,"
he said, "had forgotten to say that he had
twice since voted against, it and the Gov
ernor voted with him."
The tariff was next handled by the
Major. He thoroughly explained a
revenue and protective tariff and as
serted that Iree trade meant the
degradation of American labor. He imme
diately mentioned reciprocity, and noted
the way in which it opened the German
market to American pork. He spoke to
the point on the McKinley bill, saying: "It
has started the cotton-bail and hoop mills;
it is building up industries; it is opening
markets for American goods; it is creating
a storm of opposition in Europe."
He closed with an appeal to the young
men to be careful of their ballot and to vote
ITSINLEY GETS A MASCOT.
An Arkansas Admirer Sends Him tho Left
Hind Foot of a Rabbit.
Yotjngstown, O., Sept 29. Special
Robert B. Murray, an attorney here, to-day
received a letter from William Haseltine,
conductor on a railroad at Pine Bluff, Ark.,
with an inclosure addressed to Hon. Will
iam McKinley, Jr., requesting that Mr.
Murray should forward it. The inclosure
consisted of an open letter to Major Mc
Kinley and a gold mounted left hind foot of
n rabbit The concluding portion of the
letter was as follows:
To prove to you that you have at least one
friend iu the "Solid South," I send you this
mascot, which I assure you is the left hind
foot of a graveyard rabbit, and is sine to
bring luck toits owner. Hoping it may re
tain its virtue while in your possession, and
that you may win the Gubernatorial race in
a gallop, as well as any other raco your
friends may enter you in, I remain your
Mr. "Haseltine, unlike his broths st.itn
.Mine Inspector Haseltine, is a Democrat
auu was a scnooimate oi Major McKinley.
Mr. Murray thb afternoon lorwarded the
letter and rabbit's foot to Major McKinley.
Challenged to a Joint Disrufslon.
Youngstovvn, Sept 29. Special
Colonel L. T. Foster, nominee of the Peo
ples' party for Senator in this district, has
addressed a letter to Hon. L. C OH, the
Republican nominee, requesting a joint dis
cussion at as many places as can be arranged
for through the district.
BUT ONE JOINT DEBATE
IS ALL THAT M-KINLEY yAND CAMP
BELL WILL INDULGE IN.
The Challenge for a Series Comes to
Naught Chairman Hahn Declines It
He Offers One for October O, but Chair
man Neai Says No.
Columbus, Sept 29. Special Chair
man Neal, of the Democratic State Commit
tee, this evening gave out for publication
the correspondence which has passed be
tween himself and, Chairman Hahn, of the
Republican Committee, relative to the pro
posed joint debate between Governor Camp
bell and Major McKinley. The joint debate
for October 8 at Ada has already been de
cided, and Chairman Keal followed this
with a challenge for a series of eight de
bates between the two candidates.
Mr. Hahn declined the proposition, on
the gronud that all the dates for McKinley
had been filled, with the exception of Octo
ber 9, and he agreed to a second debate on
that day if agreeable. In replying to this,
Mr. Neal insisted on the series, sayingl he
was ready to canceal the engagements al
ready made for Campbell, and thought the
same could be done so far as the engage
ments of McKinley were concerned. Mr.
Neal stated in his letter the surprise to him
was greater at the declination, for the rea
son that the Republican press had been say
ing that Governor Campbell was unable to
cope with McKinley, in joint debate, and
afraid to meet him. Mr. Keal declined the
joint debate for October 9, for the reason
that Campbell had an atraointment to meet
the Democracy of Coshocton, Holmes and
other counties on that date.
Chairman Hahn, in a final letter this
evening, informs Mr. Neal he can readily
djscern why his course would be a source of
disappointment to Neal, who is trying to in
terfere with and put an end to the excellent
meetings which Major McKinley is address
ing daily in all parts of the State, to the
great satisfaction of the Republicans. He
calls attention to the fact that Mr. Keal de
clines the joint debate for the 9th, on the
ground that Campbell has an engagement
on that day, and in the same letter says he
will not allow the engagements of the Gov
ernor to interfere.
The result of the eutire correspondence is
that the meeting at Ada will be the only
joint debate between the standard bearers.
General GofT at Bellalre.
BeLlaire. Sept. 29. Special General
Nathan Goff, of West Virginia, Bpoke here
to-night to the largest audience during the
campaign so far, and his speech was well
received and the General was loudlv ap
planded all the way through. He spoke to
about 3,000 people.
LEBANON IN A PANIC.
ITS WATER SUPPLT IN POSSESSION OF
A BIG CROCODILE.
Startling Result of an Official Investigation
A Police Officer's Leg Nipped How to
Get Rid ot the Hngo Reptile a Big Co
nundrum. Lebanon, Sept 29. Special Some of
the men employed at the new imppunding
reservoir of the Lebanon water supply were
startled by the appearance of a crocodile in
No-JL dam... Foreman -Derry is- positive.
that his crocodileship measured fully 20
feet in length. Some of the men became so
frightened that they dropped their picks
and shovels and took to the woods. How
the crocodile1 got into the reservoir is
shrouded in mystery.
It has been noticed for some time by
Farmer Horst that his ducks and geese were
gradually disappearing. He has been in
the habit lately of proceeding to the dam
during the night, and with his gun watch
for the cause of the taking off of his poultry.
His nightly vigilance Tas rewarded last
night by a sudden commotion in the water,
followed by something resembling a huge
plank rising above the surface. It imme
diately gave chase ton flock of geese, and
before the farmer, paralyzed with fright,
could raise his gun the strange object dis
appeared beneath the water.
The discovery of the animal spread like
a prairie fire and everybody gave the dam a
wide berth. A swift rider was sent post
haste to carry the news to Lebanon. The
Mayor ordered kis officers to quickly sum
mon the Water Commissioners and Superin
tendent Allison and the members of the
City Councils, whd immediately drove to
the dam to investigate the matter.
Taking a position at the water's edge of
the dam infested by the monster, the city
officials were suddenly thrown into a panic
as the crocodile unexpectedly rose from the
water like a flask The scramble that fol
lowed was a wild one. Officer Leonard, an
excellent swimmer, who had ventured too
far into the dam, was caught by the leg and
so severely bitten that he is" now in the
The authorities do not know how to pro
ceed, and to make the embarrassment still
more distressing the crocodile unfortunately
occupies No. 1 dam, ot which the oity must
at present depend for its entire water supply-
DOUBLE MAREIAGE SURPRISE.
Two Daughters of Hoe, the Printing Press
Man, Wed Without Notice.
New YORK, Sept. 29. Special It will
be a genuine surprise to friends of the fam
ily to learn that Miss Olivia Hoe and Miss
Laura Hoe, daughters of Robert Hoe, were
married this morning at St Mark's
Church without notice, it is said,
to their family. Miss Olivia Hoe was mar
ried to Mr. Henry Lewis Slade, of the Cal
umet Clnb and the Lacrosse Club, the Rev.
J. H. Rylance, rector of the church, per
forming -the ceremony. Her sister was
married by the Rev. Richard Cobden to
Ernst Trow Carter. Mr. Carter is a young
graduate of Princeton, class of 1888, and is
The news of the double marriage was cer
tainly a surprise to a number of friends of
the brides, to whom it was told to-night.
Robert Hoe, the father of the brides, who is
the eminent builder of printing presses,
is out of town witn his family.
Dr. Rylance is acquainted Vith the Hoe
family, and he also knew that Mrs. Hoe, the
girls' mother, was opposed to . their mar
riages. But as he saw that they were firmly
decided upon marrying, and they were of
lawful age, he agreed to perform the cere
mony. A STRANGE DISAPPEARANCE.
Robert Monaghan Registers at a Hotel
and Has Not Been Heard of Since.
New York, Sept 29. Special. Robert
Jones Monaghan, alawyer of West Chester,
Pa., came to New York on business on
Thursday last and registered at the Gilsey
House. He telegraphed his clerk in the
afternoon that he could not return till the
following dav and directed the clerk to so
inform his wffe. Monagban's friends have
not seen him or heard of him since.
On Monday his brotherand two friends
came here to look for him. He had not
been seen at the Gilsey House since he
registered, and they were still holding 'his
room, which had not been occupied. To
day his. brother reported his disappearance
at police headquahers, J
PITTSBURG. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 30. ' 1891-TWELVE PAGES.
A BIG BEL FOR GAS.
The Philadelphia Co. Strikes Back at
the Carnegie People,
WHO DECLABE THE Y0 WE NOTHING.
Impending Battle Between Two Large
MEN OX BOTH SIDES STATE THEIR CASES
The battle between Carnegie, Phipps &
Co. and the Philadelphia Company over the
natural gas question has assumed a still
more serious phase. The Philadelphia Com
pany now retaliates on its prosecutors by
charging them with using gas they have not
paid for. It has sued to recover the amount
The result of the latter litigation will not be
watched with as much interest as the suit
against the Philadelphia company.
It is simply n question of collecting money
said to be due. But the claim of Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. will bring about a settlement
of the question whether or not a gas 'com
pany can annul its contract and whether the
user can obtain damages for inconvenience
caused by small supply. It will also put
before the public the true status of affairs
regarding the much-talked of shortage of
gas. Natural gas companies have com
plained of a falling off in the fuel, and have
raised their rates accordingly. Messrs. Car
negie and Frick claim, and will endeavor to
The Philadelphia Company yesterday
entered suit against Carnegie, Phipps &
Co. to recover 5552,185 46 for natural
gas furnished and alleged not ftto
have been paid for. The plaintiffs
allege that in December, 1884, they
contracted with the defendants to
furnish them with natural gas, for their
different mills. The contract was made
with H. C. Frick and Andrew Carnegie.
The concerns to be supplied were the TJuion
Iron Mills, the Keystone Bridge Company,
the Lucy Furnace Company and Wilson,
Walker & Co.
GAS THAT WAS NEVER PAID FOR.
The statements show that in the mills all
told there was consumed gas to the value of
5830,005 01 within the dates mentioned. Of
this amount there was paid 5318,810 45, leav,
ing due and unpaid a balance of 5511,285 46
with interest from September 25, 1891. The
interest on the difierent payments due
makes 539,923 05, making a total claim of
P. C. Knox, attorney for the Carnegie
.Company, said last night that they ex
pected to win their case, as owing to tne
terms of the contract, the Philadelphia
company had no right to terminate the
same. " Furthermore, they, would be
compelled to supply sufficient gas to
operate the mills and furnaces mentioned
in the contract The plea made by the gas
company that the supply is failing was
"How about the cross-suit filed by the
Philadelphia Company to recover 5551,000
unpaid gas bills?" was asked.
"That is all nonsense," he replied. "The
Carnegie companies do not owe any
thing. Carnegie Bros. & Co. put
5200,000 -into the Philadelphia Com
pany wnen the latter was started
and according to the contract then drawn
up were to be supplied with gas perpetu
ally, at a rate 75 per cent ot .the cost cf
coal and in sufficWyjqnalnftyaaiU oof'
tract was lulnllta by the dcicnaant com
pany till within the past year or two, when
t began curtailing our supply in order to
dispose of its fuel to more remunerative cus
tomers. This was in direct violation of tho
agreement and entailed considerable loss
and inconvenierce on the plaintiffs, who
paid for really more gas than they were
CALLS THE CLAIM RIDICULOUS.
"Have you any idea on what hypothesis
they base this claim?"
"I have'nt the slightest, unless they have
assumed that the increased output of the
mills and the additions to the plants would
increase the consumption of gas to
such an extent as to amount to such an
enormous figure. Of course that would be
ridiculous. Here is another point. Docs
it seem at all likely that the Philadelphia
company, in the financial condition it has
been in, would haye allowed this indebtedness
to stand for any length of time, against such
a firm-as Carnegie, Phipps & Co.? No, the
whole thing is a big bluff, notMng more."
George B. Gordon, one of the Philadel
phia Company attorneys, was seen last
night He refused to be interviewed at
length, saying the papers filed would give
the facts as they were, and as they expected
to prove in court. He said the defendant
company had entered into no contract to
furnish, perpetually, gas to Carnegie Bros.
& Co. or anyone else.
"The word perpetually," said he "does
not occur in that contract- and no time is
specified. Their assumption that in the
absence of such specification they have a
right fb a perpetual supply of gas is all
wrong. We assume that it is at the option
of either party to a contract of this kind to
terminate the same after reasonable notice.
COMPUTED FROM THE OUTPUT.
Mr. Gordon was asked how the amount
said to be due on unpaid gas bills had been
computed. He said the Carnegie mills and
furnaces named in the bill were supplied at
the rate mentioned in the contract and the
quantity of gas consumed was computed
from the output as in other mills. This, he
said, amounted to about 525,000 a month
and was paid promptly enough up till
January, 1889, since which time
they had paid less than one
halt the amount consumed. As
this amount is based on the output it was
not possible that they had been charged
with more gas than was furnished. He said
that since January 1, 1889, the plaintiffs
had never paid up in full, and had paid only
about 510,500 a month. They had claimed
that they were bein'g overcharged,
but had refused to make any state
ment of their claim. Mr. Gordon said
it was merely a question as to the construc
tion to be placed onr the wording of the
contract The suit entered by the Phila
delphia Company against the Carnegie in
terests to recover arrearages, he said, was
simply a question as to the amount of gas
used by the latter from January 1, 1889, to
September 1, 189U
H. C. Frick was seen at hie residence last
evening by a Dispatch reporter.
"Is it true, as the Philadelphia Company
claims," he was asked, "that Carnegie,
Phipps & Co. are so largely indebted to
H. C. TRICK'S STATEMENT.
"Do you snppose for a moment," was Mr.
Frick's counter query, "that the
Philadelphia Company would have waited
so long if anyone really owed it
so large a sum, or even a very much smaller
one? The question, it seeems to me, an
swers itself. But to be . more explicit, Car
negie, Phipps & Co. owe the Philadelphia
Company nothing. The account is all the
other way. The Philadelphia Company has
been paid promptly, monthly andit is a
pretty sharp collector as its numerous cus
tomers know much more than is actually
"In the company's letter of the 23d of
July to your firm, Mr. Frick, published in
to-day's issue of The Dispatch, wherein
it notifies yon it will shut off the supply of
gas October 1, it , says it is owing to the
failure of the supply of natural gas, "
"Yes, that is the only reason Jt gives in
that . letter, ibr such action, and
one would naturally suppose that our at-
tention would have been called to the small
amount it claims we owe."
F. D.T. Lovejoy, secretary of-Carnegie
Bros, & Co;, stated that the amount of gas
tonsumed was obtained from calculations
based on the output, -orproduction, and that
his company hod paid for all the gas sup
plied. This suit once again brings public atten
tion to bear on the question of fuel supply.
Whatever may be the prospects for a
winter's supply of natural gas now, it is cer
tain that not many months ago both the
Philadelphia Company and the Allegheny
Heating Company were considering what
course to follow in the event of the supply
LITTLE PROSPECTFOR COAL.
It is generally regarded that coal will
neve? again be used for domestic purposes
especially, as long as any kind of gas is ob
tainable. In this city, where so many miles
of piping are laid, the incentive is the
greater to provide either a supply of natural
gas, or gas from some source, for cservice
through them to keep intact the capital in
vested in them. The Allsgheny Heating
Company is not waiting for the natural fuel
to become exhausted to find a substitute.
Superintendent John Young, of the com
pany.is expected from Europe in a few days
with valuable information on the subject of
artificial gas. He was sent over by the
company to investigate the different pro
cesses used in making artificial gas in Ger
many, France, England and Belgium. The
company's intention is to make its own gas
and continue to supply artificial gas for
heating and domestic purposes, just as it
does natural gas to-day. A, large plant will
be erected for the purpose on the report
Superintendent Young will submit
The Philadelphia company had plans
made long ago for the manufacture of arti
ficial gas when the natural supply weakens.
Air official of the company yesterday said it
looked as if it would yet be some time be
fore it would be necessary to talk about
making gas, There was still natural gas
in abundance and the prospects were for a
winter's supply better than they had had
A BOY'S CONFESSION THAT CLEARS
UP A TERRIBLE MYSTERY.
Thirty-Four Chinamen SInrdercd in Cold
Blood Shot Down From Ambush and
Their Bead Bodies Thrown Into the
River An Atrocity Without Parallel.
San Francisco, Sept. 29. Special
Vice Consul Bee, of the Chinese Legation
here, has just received from Walla Walla
the. confession of one Hugh McMillan,
which throws light on the foul murder of 34
Chinese miners on Snake river, four years
ago. In April, 1887, reports come from
Idaho of the discovery of over 20 dead
bodies of Chinese found floating down the
river. All bore, gunshot wounds. Detect
ives were sent by the Chinese consulate into
the Snake river country, but they returned,
declaring it was a paradise of renegades and
cattle thieves and no clew could be found.
McMillan now makes a confession, which
was given him by his son Robert, a boy of
16, just before the lad's death.
This confession is as revolting a tale of
cold blooded murder as the Rock Springs
massacre. It seems young McMillan, Bruce
Evans, Hiram Maynard, Carl Hughes,
"Lide" Canfield, Max Larue and Frank
Vaughn were in the cattle camp near Snake
river when some one suggested they clean
out the neighboring camp of Chinese
miners. Armed with revolvers and Win
chesters, they surprised the camp and
Kiuca 13 Chinese, only one -escaping
wounded. All the bodies were thrown into
the river. They searched the camp and ob
tained over 55,000 in gold dust
Next day four ot the party returned to
look for the wounded Chinese. They found
him in a boat and beat out his brains. Then
they discovered eight Chinese coming down
the river. These they ambushed, murdered
and threw the bodies into the river. Not
content, they started up the river to an
other Chinese camp, where 13 men worked,
and the same bloody work was repeated.
The unarmed Chinese offered no resistance.
All were shot and the dead bodies cast into
the river. Here the murderers found a large
amount of gold dust, estimated at 550,000,
which they divided. The scene ot tne mur
ders was in Wallowa county, Oregon.
Vice Consul Bee will do all in his power
to track down the murderers and to secure
indemnity for this atrocity, which is one of
the worst that ha3 ever occurred on the
A NATURAL GAS COLLAPSE.
The Dayton Company In Bad Shape and
Will Succumb to a Receiver.
Dayton, O., Sept 29. Special. Col
onel W. P. Orr, President of the Dayton
Natural Gas Company, has jnst returned
from New York, where he was trying to
arrange for the payment of 5275,000 interest
and coupons now due on 52,500,000 hypothe
cated to Eastern bondholders for the natural
gas plant here. The gas is failing; new wells
are needed and the stockholders are asked to
drill them. They refuse, as gas is sold for
only 10 cents per 1,000 cubic feet, and they
claim the plant does not pay. The company
furnishes Sidney, Troy, Piqtta, Springfield
and Dayton with gas, ana these cities
threaten to revoke the franchises.
The gas company will do nothing to save
the plant, and will probably be forced to ask
for a receiver. One hundred and seventy
five thousand dollars stock owned by Dayton
men is liable to double assessment. The
situation is critical, and the company will
do nothing but furnish gas from present
wells until they are exhausted and will then
.succumb to a receiver.
AGAINST FOREIGN LABOR.
Ohio Miners Will Try to Settle Differences
With the Operators To-Day.
Columbus, Sept 29. Special John
Nugent, representing the Ohio coal miners,
is in the city to hold an important confer
ence with the operators of the vicinity of
Jacksonville. Colonel W. P. Rend, the
principal owner, is expected from Chicago,
and some of the officers at national head
quarters of the United Miners, where the
meeting is to be held, wlllnarticinate in the
deliberations. The meeting will be held
to-morrow morning and be principally de
voted to settling differences existing be
tween the miners and the owners of the
Phrenix mines. The miners charge the
operators with importing foreign laborers
to put in the places of the regular miners
whenever an opportunity afforded.
The Patriotio Order Sons of America are
taking a hand in the disturbance, and prom
ise to make matters lively in case the
Phccnix Company does not come to time.
The mine owners claim the right to employ
whom they please, while! the miners protest
against being brought into contact with
cheap foreign labor.
GOLD IS PL0WHTG IS.
Large Deposits ot the Precious Metal Com
inc From Europe Dally.
WASHlNGi6H,,Sept 29. The Director
of the Mint learns that large deposits of
foreign gold are being received at the
United States assay office in New York,
amounting yesterday to 5650.000. This is
but a fraction of, the gold which is being
shipped to this country, as the bulk of the
shipments consist of our own gold coin sent
The' Director of the Mint has A plan to
stimulate the importation of foreign gold,
which he will submit to the Secretary of
the Treasury shortly, '
The Pigmies Trying to Put the Giant in the Tureen.
WARSHIPS FOR CHILE.
A Strong Naval Force to Back Up the
Position Taken by Egan.
THE AMERICAN MINISTER'S ACTS
Held to Be the Sole Cause of the Trouble
BTE0NG TALK FK0SI THE JDXTA ENT0IS
TBOK A STAFT CORBZSrOSnEirr.J
Washington, Sept 20. The news in
regard to the trouble between Chile and the
United States is to-day almost as chaotic as
yesterday. Rumors are numerous and
official information is wholly wanting. It
is positively asserted by those who claim to
know something of the situation that Min
ister Egan is encouraged to hold the fort
and to call upon Captain Schley, of the
Baltimore, if necessary, for protection and
that the White Squadron has been ordered
to hold itself in re'adjness to proceed at
once to Chile.
If these rumors are true, it is simply proof
that the administration is determined to
continue the 'imbecile course, which has
already mode it the sport of all diplomatic
circles. Should Minister Egan cau upon
Captain Schley for protection that officer
would find it very difficult, if not impossi
ble, to reach Santiago with his handful of
marines, and if he were to appear on the
scene there would be no more certain way
of provoking o riot, which would have for
its center the official domicile of Minister
should have recalled egan.
It is admitted In all the diplomatic cir
cles here and among officials of the State
Department, so old in statecraft that Presi
dent Harrison, Acting Seoretary Wharton
and Secretary Traoy, who seems to be now
an abnormal- adjunct of the State Depart
ment, are infants compared with them,
that the plainest common sense dictated the
immediate withdrawal of Egan from Chile
the moment the faction which he had
openly opposed became victorious. To con
tinue him at Santiago was to provoke a
rupture. Now that the rupture has come
the administration seems determined to
stand by Egan with all his diplomatic mis
demeanors on his head.
The Junta did not desire to dictate who
should represent the United States. They
expected that this Government would, as
an act of simple good taste., or common
decency, voluntarily withdrawn representa
tive who had deceived it and had in every
way encouraged the Balmaceda party to the
detriment of the party which finally passed
into power, in spite of Balmaceda with the
favor of the United States bestowed on
A DTPL0SIATI0 ANOMALY.
It was an anomaly in diplomacy to keep
him there, and the result is a new misun
derstanding, which will almost unquestion
ably result in a complete rupture of diplo
matic relations between the two countries,
deliberately provoked by the United States.
As to th'e representatives of the Junta
here, they do not believe the situation is so
grave as appears from common rumor. They
have no official information supporting
rumors. They have not been recognized
nor have they been in communication with
the State Department They are at a loss
to understand the meaning of the evolutions
at the 'White House during the last few
days, and there is an impression among
them that this Government is yet in sym
pathy with the defeated party, through the
machinations of schemers, interested in re
viving its fortunes. enor Montt, the head
of the representatives, steadily refuses to
talk, but the silence that has reigned in the
modest home of the Junta's representatives
on G street is somewhat broken by the im
pulsive Foster, Secretary of Legation, Who
bitterly denounces Egan as the sdle cause of
all the trouble that has been made.
SECRETARY FOSTER BLAMES EGAN.
Mr. Foster said this evening that he did
not believe there was any serious trouble.
between the United States and Chile. Had
anything serious arisen the Junta would
have communicated at once with Senor
Montt He believed that Mr. Egan had
exaggerated the whole matter, so as to. get
the administration to take up his cause and
relieve him from the embarrassment conse
quent upon the attitude he had assumed as
a friend of Balmaceda.
Mr. Foster said the people of Chile knew
Mr. Egan and had no confidence in him nor
respect for him. They felt that he was
largely responsible for the war, because, as
a friend of Balmaceda's, he had encouraged
him to acts of hostility and assured him of
the sympathy ot the United States. Mr.
Egan, he said had excited the displeasure of
the people of Chile by his extraordinary
course, and if there was a rupture between
the two countries it will be entirely his
Mr. Egan bad aided and abetted Balma
ceda, Mr. Foster said, and had enlisted his
Yankee followers in Balmaceda's cause as
spies, and in other capacities. His whole
conduot had becrf.such as to arouse national
indignation, and some of the men he was
protecting from punishment for violation
of the law were! Mr. Foster said, charged
with being spies and assassins.
conduct'op e6an's son.
Mr. Foster expressed ihe opinion that
Mr. Egau was Irving to retrieve the fort
uuej ot himself alid others he had induced
to take up the cause of Balmaceda by kick
ing up a disturbance. He said he had jnst
received a letter from his son, stating that
Mr. Egan's son had filed a power of attor
ney as representative of the parties who
were charged witbK a fraudulent railroad
"Mr. Ecan sh' ' $y, "! been recalled
I long ago," he . G.f. , another man
Deen sent to unue av 'C ,'0,as aiscov-
!0 how Mr. Egan "(y '- . -'ng with
keeps him there to affront our peoV? J "
may depend on it that Chile will 1 p.
law and order, and not do anything wi
is not warranted by the circumstances, bdt
she will not be bluffed by any peremptory
demand made by the United States npon
the misrepresentations by Mr. Egan."
AMERICANS TO BE PROTECTED.
In the Cabinet meeting to-day the subject
of Mr. Egan's troubles with the Junta were
not touched upon, and it can be again posi
tively stated that, while American interests
in Chile will be fully protected, the acute
phase and crisis of the situation have been
assed, and the difficulty is now likely to
ecome simply a subject of ordinary diplo
Although dispatches from Chile were re
ceived at the headquarters of the Chilean
Congressional envoys up to 9 o'clock last
night, they contained no reference to the
reported arrest of American citizens in
Santiago and the stationing of a guard of
Eolice around the United States Legation
uilding there. Acting Secretary Wharton
called at the White House soon after break
fast this morning and remained with the
President and Cabinet, which met about 11
o'clock. Returning ho the Department of
State, he found a cablegram from Minister
Egan, in response to the one sent him yes
terday for further information as to the sit
uation in Santiago. The dispatch was in
cipher, and after it had been unraveled Mr.
Wharton and Mr. John W. Foster discussed
its contents, which, however, they did not
feel at liberty to make public.
A STRANGE VISITOR
MAKES A CALL ON THE FATHER OF
MURDERER ALMY"S VICTIM.
She Represents Herself as Dr. Mary Walker
and Wants to Sleep in Christie Warden's
Bed The House Guarded All Night by
Hanover, N. H., Sept. 29. Last night
the door bell of farmer Warden's house'
the home of Almy's victim, was rung by a
woman, who said as the door was opened,
"Here is a lady who wants to stay all
night I want to see Christie's room and
sleep in her bed. I come as a friend."
The family were startled,' but requested
her to sit down. They asked the object of
her visit, but she said she was very tired
then and would explain all in the morning.
Oscar Warden.brother of A. H. Warden,
noticed the visitor had a somewhat mascu
line appearance, and his suspicions were
aroused. While sitting on the sofa he sud
denly seized her hands, and after a strug
gle, in which the intruder developed mus
cular power unusual for a woman, her cir
cular was removed, disclosing a person
dressed in a Prince Albert coat, vest and
trousers, with a white bosom shirt
The intruder then declared that she was
a woman and'that her name was Dr. Mary
Walker. The women, who had become
much excited, said that she had come to
bave Andrew Warden's life, and would
make a further statement in the morning.
Neighbors were called in and sat up with
the woman until morning.
The alleged Mary Walker is about 5 feet
5 inches tall, 40 years old, with very dark
hair, rather long, with traces of gray. To
identity herself she showed two receipts
foe registered letters dated Boston, Sep
tember 18, bearing the name of Dr. Mary
Walker, and some baggage checks from a
Boston hotel. The intruder later volun
teered the information that "This Almy
they have arrested is not the man who
killed Christie Warden."
THE NEWS DIRECTORY.
The addition of four pages to .THE Dis
patch this morning necessitates a change
in the make-up. Quick readers will be
aided by this directory of, contents:
The Fierce Ohio Campaign. A Bis Gas Suit.
Warshlps'for Chile. The Treasury Inquiry.
Brennen's Address. St. John's Ideas.
Religious Assemblies. Want Advertisements
Editorial Articles. Press Comments.
Personal and Social.
The Senate and the Extra Session.
Of Interest to Labor. X oGoatemala War.
Democratic Clubs. The Colored Converts.
Gobbling Oklahoma Town Sites.
Baseball. General Sports.
News of Neighboring Towns.
Census Deficiencies. Russia's Famine.
Russell Renominated. A Fair Banquet.
Court Proceedings. The OH Fields.
The Speakership Contest
Features of Trade. Market Reports.
, PAGE 13.
Homes for the Aged. A Cold Winter Ahead.
Revising the Presbyterian Creed.
A CENT A WORD
Keeps You Before the
The Members of the Joint
.Indulge in a
PUEELY PAKTISAtf DEBATE.
Republicans Vote to Restrict the
Scope of the Questions. '
HENSEL AT LAST TAKES A HAND.
A Eesolntion to Convene the Entire legis
, latnre Defeated.
FIINX AD1IITS PROOF OF NEGLIGEXCB
rsrrciAi. tflecimm to the dispatch.i
Harrisburg, Sept. 29. One of the first
and most important features of to-day's
session of the Legislative Investigating:
Committee was the revelation that the Re
publican members proposed to limit the
scope of the inquiry. As soon as the com
mittee assembled the Attorney General sub
mitted a statement showing what method
he wished to pursue. In port he said?
-I shall ask for the calling of witnesses, and
shall examine them wholly with a view to
informing your committee as to the present;
methods in use for the custody of the public
funds and the goneral system of manage
ment of the State Treasury, "especially in
regard to the present system of depositories
for the public funds," and with resardtto tho
present and past methods of conducting tho
department of tho Auditor General, and.
with the purpose of enabling you to report;
to the Governor "at the earliest time possi
ble what evils and abuses, if any, exist as
well as to prepare and recommend such leg
islation as may be necessary to correct tho
same." I desire to give your committee
such information on these' subjects as is
within my own official knowledge, and to
make such recommendations touching the
purpose of your appointment and investiga
tion as may seem proper to me.
THE PARTICULAR POINT.
In particular, I desire to examine wit
nesses and elicit testimony touching the
present methods of collecting the personal
property tax, and especially those which,
bave prevailed in the collection by the Stato
of the personal property tax from the coun
ty of Philadelphia; the methods of collect
ing the license tax due, and especially with
reference to those which have prevailed in
regard to the license tax of the city of Phil
adelphia; the method of collecting tho
municipal loan taxes from the city of Phila
delphia; the method of paying the common
school appropriation to the State Treasury
for the school district of Philadelphia; tha
system of assessing, advertising and collect
ing mercantile taxes, especially in the city
of Philadelphia, and the method of the
Auditor General's department in assessment
and collection of the taxes dne to the State
from public and private corporations gen
erally. For these purposes I wilt ask the commit
tee first to summon before li and permit me
to examine besides other persons Hon.
Henry K. Dover. State Treasurer, and his
late cashier, William Livey, Hon. Thomas
McCamant, Auditor General, and the cor
poration clerk of his office, John A. Glenn,
and son, the County Clerk, Mr. Christian
Myers, and Depnty Superintendent of Pub
lic Instruction, John G. Stewart.
The committee was in session nearly two
hours discussing the proposition of the At
torney General and several resolutions
offered by the majority. On the adjourn
ment of the executive session. Representa
tive Keyser, of Philadelphia moved a re
cess until 1 P. M., but the Democratic mem
bers protested against an adjournment be
fore the action of the committee. The reso
lutions adopted were then read. They are
LIMITING THE INVESTIGATION.
Resolved, That it is the sense of this com
mittee that the laws relating to the disposi
tion of the publio funds should be changed,
based on the laws in use by the United States
Government, as per the suggestion of the
Resolved, That it is the sense of the com
mittee that the inquiries for the present be
confined to the present Auditor General and
State Treasurer and Mr. Livsey'a conduct as
cashier of the State Treasury under Mr.
Beyer's administration, and whether tha
laws governing theso offices should bo
changed, and whether any corruption has
been practiced by the occupants of these
offices durinsr the administration of Sfessrs.
Boyer and McCamant, present State Treas
urer and Auditor General, or by any person
connected with these offices in an official ca
pacity. Resolved, That the request of the Attorney
General, requesting Messrs. Boyer, Livsey,
McCamant, Glenn, Myers and Stewart be
sabpenaed, be granted, and that he be per
mitted to examine the witnesses.
Representative Fow presented a report in
the shape of a resolution, signed by him
self, Senator Monaghan and Representative
Skinner, as follows:
Resolved, That we do not approve of the
resolution confining the work of the com
mittee within limits which will greatly ham
per its usefulness and practically prevent
the exposure of fraud nnder former admin
istration of the Auditor General and State:
The balance of the morning session was
devoted to a debate.which was mainly parti
san in character and profitless in results.
HENSEL FINALLY TAKES A HAND.
The committee got down to business about
2 o'clock, and the Attorney General was
acquainted with the resolutions adopted.
He was asked who he desired to call first,
and elected to continne the examination of
Auditor General McCamant Before com
mencing his examination, Mr. Hensel said:
"I am not sure that I understand the limi
tations placed npon my examination, and if
I overstep these limitations I shall take in
terruption or objection kindly. I do not
take it that this action is in the nature of
civil litigation or criminal prosecution, and
shall therefore conduct my examination on
a more liberal scale, but if a witness or his
attorney thinks that I invade the rights of
a witness I concede that the witness or his
attorney may object In my examination I
may go over some ground that has already
been covered, but I desire to condnct my
examination to a logical conclusion."
Auditor General McCamant, under the
Attorney General's lead, testified that he had
been connected with the Auditor General's
office for 25 years; was not on more intimate
terms with Barosiey man wiin some oi nis
predecessors; first met him in the campaign
of 1888, and knew his reputation to be of
the highest; was not familiar with the sys
tem in vogue between the Treasurer and
Controller of Philadelphia in reference to
the collection and deposit of city taxes;
knew in a general way that the Treasurer
made a daily report of receipts to the Con
troller; did not know until after the recent
difficulties that the city depositories were
designated by Councils; did not know that
the personal property tax was not covered
into the city treasury and subject to the
rules governing citv collections; it was Im
possible to collect tne personal property tax
within the year in which It was levied.
M'CAMANT'S ATTORNEY PROTESTS.
Shapley I don't want to seem to inten
fere, but this ground was fully covered last
night. These questions were ably put last '
night, but while Harrisburg is a nice place
an'd I am in very pleasant company, it'u
hard to compel me to stay here and liatea
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