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FORTY SEVENTH YEAR.
The Bcpublican Chairman Is
Confident That Har
rison "Will Win.
j HOW HE CIPHERS IT HP.
Be Says That Harrison Will Gain
Over Bis '88 Vote at Least
10,000 MORE ABOVE THE HARLEM.
What the Betting Means From Hl3
Point of View Repeaters Put to
Work by Democrats All the Cleve
land Money Taken Freely by Repub
licans Nearly 8100,000 Placed So
Far Grover Will Not Speak In Con
necticut Some Say He Is So Con
fident That He Is Already Getting
Ready to Move to Washington
Everybody Figuring Up.
rSrECIAT. TELECRAM TO THE DISPATCII.J
New York, Nov. 2. Possibly the best
information received at headquarters to-day
was the announcement made by a personal
friend of Sir. Cleveland who did
not irisli his name used. He said:
"Mr. Cleveland is so confident of the
result that he has already taken steps to
arrange the preliminary preparations for
spending four years more in Washington."
It was announced that Mr. Cleveland trill
not speak in Connecticut
The Republican campaigners disputed
the statements of the national Democrats
concerning the sentiment of the people.
They were convinced from the latest
' returns that the country did not
view agreeably the possibility of
a change in the administration. Mr. Carter
had something to say about betting. He
remarked: "Money is still being wagered at
odds in favor of Cleveland's success
in New York State. Most of this
Xuoney is put up by gamblers
who have no personal knowledge of
the political situation. Tbey.are betting
on tips, and the man from whom these tips
come is William F. Sheehan, Chairman of
the Democratic State Committee."
What the Kegistration Means.
The registration in New York means
that the Republican strength is enrolled
and that the Democratic vote is deficient.
The Republican vote is hound to be in this
election at least. 115,000. Certainly as
many as 10,000 will be cast for
the Socialist, Prohibition and other candi
dates ail will go into the scattering col
few This will leave lOG.OOu votes lor
Cleveland, or a plurality of 51,000. Sup
posing that the Democrats do their best in
Kings county, their plurality can by no
possibility exceed 18,000.
Their best resnlt from Long Island will
be 1,500 and in Richmond county 1,200.
This will give Them below the Harlem
river a plurality of 72,500 votes
as against 71,031 votes in 1888. There is
not a politician of standing in any party
who does not know that on an honest elec
tion this is the remotest limit of Demo
Concerning the up-country registration,
as it has been figured by Mr. Carter, he
makes the interesting assertion, "Above
the Harlem the figures of the registration
are all in favor of Republican success,
except possibly in the cities of Buffalo and
Elmira. In Albany the registration is 23,
02C as against 29,949 in 1883, and
the Republican canvass there shows
that only 32G Republicans in the
city are omitted from the rolls. In Am
sterdam the increase is 1G per cent,
in Binghamton 22 per cent,
in Onondaga 14 per cent, in
Catskill 8 per cent, in Jamestown 38 per
cent, in Kingston 13 per cent, in Lan
singburg 22 per cent, in Newburg
12 per cent, in Plattsburg 20 per cent, in
Poughkeepsie 10 per cent, Rochester 22 per
cent, Schenectady 29 per cent, Syracuse 20
per cent, TTtica 12 per cent, Watertown 21
per cent and in Yonkers 20 per cent
Harrison IVill Increase Up Country.
"Harrison's majority above the Uarlem
river in 1S83 was 85,404. This year it will
be at the very least calculation 10,000
greater. There is no way by which
the Democratic victory in this State can be
achieved in an honest election."
Then Mr. Carter, again referring to the
betting question, sayB: "The Democrats
are giving odds on the result of the State
while tens of thousands of dollars are
being offered by the Republicans on the
general result without a taker. The Repub
lican leaders understand what this means.
It means ttiat an armyot Democratic repeat
ers are to be put to work in this cjty,
each man- furnished with a carefully pre
pared list of polling places and names
there, and under which he is instructed to
vote. It means that a full million
of dollars of Democratic money
is to be spent on election
day to corrupt the franchises. Great
schemes of outrages and wrongs are being
concocted by the Democratic leaders.
They intend to cheat and bulldoze
their way to a Dimocratic majority. The
Republican National Committee does
not intend that these wicked
schemes shall succeed. The Repub
lican managers will not be cheated
or bulldozed and the man who enters upon
such undertakings will find himself in quick
lil Money Placed In Sew York.
The betting on the result of the coming
election began in earnest to-night Edward
Murphy, Jr., Chairman of the Demo
cratic State Committee, sent Billy
Edwards scurrying through . town
to place a heap or money on the
election of Cleveland. Edwards returned
to the Hoflman House barroom and re
ported that he had placed 535,000 with
Toward-!) o'clock William M. Hahn, of
the National Republican Committee, and
Nat McKay, the shipbuilder, entered the
"We heard there was 550,000 around
here," Mr. Hahn said.
"Where is it?
I'd like to take f5000bf
it," "and I'll take $1,000 of it," Mr.McKay
"Where's Billy Edward's?" cried a man,
"He's the fellow you want to see."
Billy Edwards not being present, Mr.
McKay and Mr. Hahn wanted to know if
there was anybody else that wanted to bet
on Cleveland. There 'were no volunteers.
Republicans Tooktho Bets Freely.
"Well, I've placed 535,000 of Democratic
money even on the result," said Billy
Elwards later. "It's Edward Murphy's
money. Al Heyrcan, the California
theatrical man, took 55,000 of it.
A Mr. Dunn, I don't know who or
what he is, took 55,000 of it. Fred Wal-
bsum, the bookmaker and horseman, took
510,000 of it. The biggest customer was
George Wheeiock, the bookmaker,
who took 515,000. The total
sum we placed Lucius Appleby
the bookmaker was out with me was 35,
O00 and that with the other fellow's money
counts up 570,000. Appleby is holding
550,000 ot this, and I hive "540,000. We
have more money to place, but we'Te closed
shop for to-night"
On the Stock Exchange several big bets
were made during the day. C M. Oelrich,
ofE. C. Potter & Co., placed 540,000 even
on the election of Harrispn in amounts
ranging from 51,000 to 53,000. Mr. M. B.
Mendham, of the Consolidated Exchange,
found takers for.54,000 of the 510,00 which
he wanted to bet on Harrison.
THE 'BET BAROMETER.
A Good Deal of Talk, bat Not Much Action
at Philadelphia Big Offers Tliat Called
for Consultation Some Harrison Money
Not Taken. ""
Philadelphia, Nov. 2. Special.
While the large sum of money provided by
a syndicate and brought to this city for bet
ting purposes had the effect for a time of
disconcerting some betters, the reaction was
not long in appearing, and it is now a fact
that the other fellows want everything their
own way before putting np the money.
To-day T. A. Richardson, an insurance
man from Michigan, registered at the Con
tinental Hotel and offered to bet 510,000
that New York would go for Cleveland.
.magistrate Atiern was put in communica
tion with Richardson and endeavored to get
him to bet on the general result. This the
Michigan man would not do, as his prin
cipals had instructed him to bet .only on
Ifew York. Finally Richardspo,-seeing
that prospects weie not brighlfefrfiffered to
bet 55,000 aeainst 52,500 tpa&Cieveland
would carry New York. 'This was so
tempting that Ahem withdrew,, for con
sultation. After awaiting several hours
Richardson received a telegram, ,,fxom New
York stating that he'could get'bettcr odds
there, and he took an afternoon train for
that city. It is said that he made a few
small bets before leaving, but .the bulk of
his money he took to New York for in
John Hendricks, of the Quaker CitvBeef
Company, put ud 5800 against 5500, fur
nished by McKenna & Bowen, grocers,
that Cleveland would get New York's elec
toral vote. Fitzpatrick Brothers, Demo
cratic cigar manufacturers, of 1116 Colum
bia avenue, have a large amount of money
which they will bet either on New York or
the general result. They claim to be able
to control 525,000, but say they cannot get
A syndicate of Democrats have Tint ud
510,000 in cash at Green's Hotel, to bet in
sums of not less than 550 that Cleveland
will carry New York State. Tney want
even monev and will not cive odds; "I
P have placed 800 worth of syndicate money,"
jmei uierrc juarsnau torn a reporter this
evening, "but there does not seem to be
many people scrambling to cover it"
"That's because you want too much of a
good thing," said Albert Hull, a Republi
can from Chicago who was standing by,
"I'll bet 51,000 to 51,230 that Harrison
carries New York, or 51,000 even that he is
"Can't take it," Mr. Marshall said good
naturedly, "the syndicate will only bet one
NEW IS CONFIDENT.
He Thinks Harrison Will Be Elected With
out Any Cnance of Doubt.
tUY CABLE TO THE DISPATCn.1
London, Nov. 2. Copyright "Har
rison will carry both New York and In
diana," says John C. New, with a good deal
of emphasis. He bases his confidence part
ly on letters arriving by the City of Paris
to-day ana "the lack of interest," continued
the man who twice has made Harrison the
candidate of his party, "has been apparent
only. The immense registration proves
this. It signifies only a conservative eon
fliction andconservatism is Republicanism
in this campaign. The confidence of the
Republican managers in Indiana has in
creased wonderfully in the last two weeks,
according to my advices, and I have no
doubt at all that Harrison will carry the
"The manufacturing interests of New
York, New Jersey and Connecticut are pro
portionately stronger than in the West and
those interests are unquestionably opposed
to a change. Yet I believe General Har
rison will be triumphantly re-elected next
Tuesday." No American campaign .since
the war has attracted so little interest
among Englishmen and among Americans
in Europe. There has been a little betting
the last day or two, most of it even money
with occasionally slight odds in favor of
FRAUDS IN REGISTRATION.
Evidence Furnished for the Arrest of a Hun
dred Buffalo Republicans.
Buffalo, Nov. 2. Sptcial Evidences
of fraud in the registration have been
brought to light to-day, and before night
fall evidence was laid before a United
States Commissioner for the arrest of over
100 Republicans, accused of frauds in the
registration. Detectives have been at work
securing evidence against certain workers
for wecKs past, and they have been success
ful, and Chairman Zillig said this afternoon
150 warrants would be sworn out for the
men charred with the violations.
William B. Hoyt, who has been handling
tbe matter for the Democrats, acknowl
edged this afternoon that tin evidenco was
ready to be laid before a commissioner, but
said he preferred not to talk about the case
as it was only incubating at that hour. It
is likely that arrests wU be made to-morrow.
-It is impossible to give to a certainty
the names of the parties accused.
CLAIMED FOB STONE.
Democrats Figure Up a Majority of Over
Twenty Thousand In Missouri.
Jefferson City, Ma, Nov. 2. The
Democratic State Central Committee has
completed a poll of the State and claims a
majority for Stone for Governor of 21,300
over the other three candidates. One Con
gressman ont of the 15 is conceded to the
Republicans, and that is in the Tenth dis
trict where the Republican majority is
ADVISES TO VOTE 70B WEAVES.
Prohibitionists In South Dakota Xeft
the Official Ballou
Watertown, a D., Nov. 2. J. A.
Lucas, the Chairman of the Prohibition
State Centrl Commutes, and M. J,
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3
Alexander, the nominee of the Pro
hibition party for Governor, are advising
the Prohibitionists of this State to vote for
Weaver. Secretary of. State Ringsreed
refused to place the nominees of the Pro
hibition party on the official ballot
OHIO STANDS SOLID.
Chairman Dirk Estimates the Republican
Majority at 20,000 or More.
Columbus, O., Nov. 2. Special
Chairman Dick, of the Republican State
Executive Committee, when asked for his
estimate of the probable resnlt in Ohio
next Tuesday said: "The indications are
the total vote will reach 900,000 and, if the
returns received at headquarters hold good,
the Republican plurality will not be less
than 25,000, and in no event will it fall be
low that of last year, when Major McKin
ley was elected by 21,500.
"Of the 21 Congressmen the Republicans
will elect 15, as follows: 3torer in the
First, Caldwell in the Second, Hulick in
the Sixth, Wilson in the Seventh, Strong
in tbe Eighth, Ashley in the Ninth, Enochs
in the Tenth, Grosvener in the Eleventh,
Johnson in- the Fourteenth, VanYoorheis
in the Fifteenth, Poorman in the Sixteenth,
Morgan in the Eighteenth, Northway in
the Nineteenth, White in the Twentieth,
Hodge in the Twenty-first" Chairman
Farley, of the Democratic State Committee,
savs he will make no estimate, but there
will be some surprises in store for the Re
publicans. H'KIHLEY ADDRESSES CBOWDS.
right Thousand People Listen to His Talk
on tho Tariff at Scranton.
Scramon, Pa., Nov. 2. After speak
ing at Towanda, Governor McKinley ar
rived in this city this evening. On the
way here he spoke at Tunkhannok and Tay
lor, addressing the assembled crowds from
the rear of his special car.
At the Armory, after a short parade) he
addressed an audience of 4,000 while
hundreds who could not gain admission
waited outside to, catch aglimpse of the great
protectionist He spoke on the currency, the
McKinley bill and the candidates for over
an hour and was greeted with the wildest
enthusiasm. Alter the meeting at the
Armory, Governor McKinley addressed an
overflow meeting nt the Arcade, where an
audience of 4,000 greeted him.
KANSAS SURELY REPUBLICAN.
Secretary Butterfield's Estimate of tlio
" Way tho Vote Will Be Cast.
Topeka, KAN., Nov. 2. J. Ware
Butterfield, Secretary of the Republican
State League, has prepared an estimate of
the vote in this State based upon his corres
pondence with the League "Vice Presidents
in each county. Mr. Butterfield estimates
the total vote cast will be 346,000.
On that basis he estimates Bid well's vote at
5,000; Weaver, 157,500, and Harrison, 183,
500. The , State ticket he thinks will re
ceive practically the same vote. The Re
publicans will secure 63 of the 125 Repre
sentatives, and 24 to 28 of the 40 Senators.
WEAVES MEN STILL THERE.
Their Names Are Jfot Taken From the
Denver, JCol., Nov. 2. The latest move
in the resignation oi the Weaver electors
from the Cleveland ticket was the issuing
of an. order last night by Judtre Miller, of
the County Court, to County Clerk McGaf
fev, instructing him to remove the names of
the Weaver men in accordance with their
request This order has not yet been
served, and as the ballots are now being
printed, it looks as though the Cleveland
ticket would go iu headed by the People's
Oregon Democrats Won't Withdraw.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 2. The Demo
cratic electors refuse to withdraw, although
requested to do so by both National and
KERNELL'S LOST MONEY.
Harry Had 810,000 When He Went Crazy,
and Who Has Got It Now?
New Yoke, Nov. 2. On petition of
Queenie Kernell, Judge Glldersleeve, of
the Superior Court, has appointed a com
mission to inquire into the sanity of her
husband, Harry Kernell, the variety actor,
whose eccentricities were first noted in
The Dispatch last summer.
Kernell was taken to Bloomingdale
Asylum on October 6. Mrs. Kernell re
sides at 45 West Twenty-fourth street and
has two children. "A short time pre
vious to the time when it became
apparent" savs Mrs. Kernel! "that
the said Harry Kernell was suffering from
a derangement of his mental faculties, he
was possessed of about tbe sum of $10,000
in money, which he squandered and spent
at different times, but the names of the
persons to whom he gave this money, or
with whom he squandered the same, cannot
be ascertained by this petitioner."
She says that the probable value of the
remaining property of her husband is about
?5,000, and consists of real estate at Asbury
Park. He has conveyed no real estate
since his incompetency.
SLAKED OH A YABDKA8T:
The Heading Company Censured for the
Philadelphia, Nov. 2. The Coroner's
jury this evening returned a verdict After
finding that the killed had come to their
death by a collision between a freight and
passenger train, the verdict continues as
The said collision was dne to tho careless
ness of John It Rupp, yarrtmaster at West
Falls, In disobeying order No. 54 from Rend
lnjr, which he received at 7:16 o'clock on the
morning of tho said da, and we hereby
censure tho said railroad company for not
having a check on tho yardmnster in case he
should either disobey or misconstrue the
sata order, said check to ho In the form of
an order Issued Irom Reading to all stations
south of Consliocken; and we further
censure the railroad company for running
Rupp will probably be arrested in the
THE DROUTH AT YORK
Is the Greatest in That Section of the State
for Many Tears.
York, Nov. 2. The present drouth Is
doubtless the greatest experienced in this
section for many years. Although tbe
water supply here is adequate, in the coun
try there is great scarcity. Wells and small
streams are dry and springs which have
never been known to fail are now dry, also,
many farmers being compelled to haul
Two forest fires are raging in this coun
ty, one near Dillsburg and one along the
Baltimore and Lehigh Railroad. So far
the damage has not been yeiy serious.
A Monetary Conference Appointment.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2. It is an
nounced here to-day that Dr. Roland P.
Falkner, oi the Wharton School University
of Pennsylvania, will accept the position
of Secretary of the United States Commis
sioners at the International Monetary Con
ference in Brussels, whioh opens November
22. Dr. Falkner refused the place last
week, but was induced tore verse his decision,
it is saidjby influence brought to bear upon
the University trustees through. Secretary
Poster and Postmaster General Wana-'
FUR MAY FLY FUST,
Democrats Advised, to Keep
Federal Officers Out-of
TWO CLASHING ELEMENTS
Promisoto Jtyke Matters Lively in
Now York on Tuesday.
DirecUy Opposed to Attorney General Mil
DECISIONS BEAKIXG ON THE ISSUE
New York, Nov. 2. Within the 24
hours last passed birth has been given to
elements which may come together on an
election day with a sharp clash. One of the,
elements referred to is the announced ad
herence by Attorney General Miller to the
custom of the past, under Judge Bradley's
decision, in accordance with which Federal
Supervisors ot Election have passed any
where they deemed wise within the election
inclosure. The other and opposing element
lies in the fact that Lieutenant Governor
Sheehan, Chairman of the New York State
Democratic Campaign Committee, has
printed an address to Democrats of the
State, in which he cites Judge Brewster's
decision, and he calls on Democrats to see
to it that the Federal Supervisors do not
enter the booths. Judge Brewster, of the
United States Supreme Court, has ruled
that such officers have no right to enter
booths or go behind the inclosure where the
ballot boxes are.
Secretary De Freest, of the Democratic
State Committee, speaking to-day of Mr.
Miller's circular to the Federal Supervisors
and of Mr. Sheehan's opposing order to
Democrats of this State, said he believed
that Federal Supervisors had no right in
the booths and they would not be allowed
to go there. He said the Democrats would
see to it that they stayed outside the in
closure where the booths and ballot boxes
are. And this constrnction foreshadows
the possible clash of the two elements re
ferred to on Tuesday.
Sheehan's Advice to Democrats.
In his address Mr. Sheehan says: "By
section 183 of the code ot criminal proced
ure, any person, either a private person or
a peace officer, may arrest another, without
warrant, for a crime committed in his
presence, and take the nerson arrested at
once before a magistrate. This applies to
Republican Marshals and Supervisors, as
well as to any other person." Tnen, as
though to press this home, he adds in
black-face type: "Democrats, enforce this
provision of the law to the letter, and
stand upon your rights as American citi
zens.", It is believed here, that taking this as
authority, the Democratic election officials
ot this "city, particularly, will make stub
born resistance to the-iFederal officials if
they trench upon tJa Unas Mr. Sheehan has
officially marked" ouA. in opposition to the
directions contained in the Attorney Gen
eral's circular, issued under the Bradley
That this outcome is anticipated by the
Federal officials of this city is evidenced by
the tact that United States- Marshal
Jacobus, of this city, to-day sent a telegram
to Acting Attorney General Aldrich calling
attention to what lie designated the "in
flammatory proclamation of the Lieutenant
Governor" in regard to the presence of Fed
eral Supervisors at polling booths.
The Law Carefully Consulted,
Mr. Aldrich responded that he had noth
ing to say about the proclamation, except
to refer to the policy of the Government on
this question as outlined in the instructions
issued to Marshals, Supervisors, etc., yes
terday. He telegraphed Marshal Jacobus
this afternoon to be governed by the in
structions contained in that circular.
It has been to-day ascertained that the
law officers of the Department of Justice at
Washington, carefully examined the sta
tutes and opinions Tendered in questions
arising out of alleged violations of election
statutes before yesterday's circular was is
sued bv Attorney Gemeral Miller, ex parte
Siebold et al, which is relied on as conclu
sive ot the paramount rights of Federal au
thority over State authority whenever any
conflict arises with respect to the conduct
of national and State officers at elections for
Representatives in Congress.
The opinion delivered by the late Justice
Bradley in this case has become celebrated
and it is probably quoted more often than
any other opinion in argument before the
United States Supreme Court, it being ap
plied to almost all cases where there Is an
alleged conflict between Federal and State
law. Mr. Aldrich, the Solicitor General,
holds, it is learned, that the respective
rights of Federal and State authorities are
clearly defined in this case.
Tho Supervisory Power of Congress.
A considerable part of the argument of
the cases was devoted to the construction to
be given the words "make or alter" in the
clause of the Constitution conferring on
Congress power to make or alter the regula
tions the States may prescribe for the con
duct of elections for Representatives in
Congress. The Supreme Court, Justices
Clifford and Field dissenting,-held that the
words "make or alter" cave Congress a
supervisory power over the subject, and
that Congress might make entirely new
regulations, might change State regulations
as it saw fit, and might provide for the at
tendance ot officers to prevent fraud in the
conduct of the elections. The counsel for
the defendants made much of the possibility
that such a construction would lead to col
lision between- the Federal and State
authorities, which of course should be
The Court, in its opinion, answered this
contention with a positive declaration that
conflict could not properly arise, because
the authority of Congress over the subject
is paramount in its 'regulations, superseded
State regulations, so tar as the latter relate
to Congressional elections. The National
and"State jurisdictions were concurrent, but
wherever conflict occurred the tormer was
supreme. It held tnat the law authorizing
deputy marshals to keep the peace at Na
tional elections is not unconstitutional, and
that the Federal Government has the right
to use physical force in any part of the
United States to carry into execution the
powers conferred upon it
Aldrich Gives Some Advice.
The leaders of both parties to-day have
been informed from Washington that Act
ing Attorney General Aldrich sent the fol
lowing telegram to United States Marshal
Walker at Montgomery, Ala., this after
noon: Seo last paragraph of circular mailed yes
terday. Use your discretion, remembering
and so instructing your deputies, that they
are peace officers and not partisans, and
that the law was enaoted to secure a'ftee
and honest ballot and a fair count.
This was in response to a letter from
Marshal Walker, received this morning in
which he said: "I will thank. you to notify
me by wire, if I shall exercise my own
judgment as to the number of special
deputy manual to pa appointed in Mont-.
189d - TWELVE. PAGES.
Hwe Houn Ovnce. AND I'LL
DET ZiSfllNST H
gomery and Mobile, coming under the head
of cities of 20,000 inhabitants or more.
I ask you for the reason that it will be a
difficult matter to find a sufficient number
of men that ctould be relied upon,in case
there is a riot or disturbance on the day of
the election, and I would be glad to know
the full extent of mv authority in order
that I may select a sufficient number."
Thns, with the Federal officials pluckily
led by Supervisor John L Davenport, and
with the Democratic State officials made of
combative timber, it is not unlikely that
the iur may fly in this city next Tuesday.
HELD IN SECLUSION.
Relatives of a Btch Old Man Say That He
Is Imprisoned The Courts Asked to
Find Out the True Inwardness A Spicy
Case in Connecticut.
Norwich, Conx., Nov. 2. Special
James Freeland and wife, of Palmertown,
five miles south of this city, were sum
moned here to-day to' explain to Judge
Thatcher by what right they are detaining,
as is alleged, Aaron Shaw, of Philadelphia,
in their house. Mr. Freeland is manager
of Mr. Shaw's woolen mills here. Mr.
Shaw is rich and more than 70 years old.
He has mills in Pennsylvania and in
Massachusetts. He is said to have been
estranged from his wife.
It has been his custom to spend a week or
more several times a year here to look after
the interests of his.investments. At such
times he has always stopped at the Free
land residence. One month ago Mr. Shaw
came here and has been here ever siqee.
Mrs. Shaw and two former partners of
Mr. Shaw olaim that he is under lock and
key in the Freeland residence, that he has
transferred the Palmertown mill to the
Freelands for the consideration of $1, and
that it is impossible for the complainants
to communicate with him. Mr. Shaw is
feeble from a paralytic stroke. The alleged
deed has not been recorded in tbe office of
the Town Clerk.
The Freelands claim that Mr. Shaw was
not locked up from his friends, but that the
alleged friends were locked out at his re
quest They say that Mr. Shaw is not a
prisoner, but that he may go or come at
will. He is too ill, they say, to travel at
present The case will be heard further on
POISONED THE MILK.
A Lovc-SIck Girl Falls to Kill a Married
Alan, hut Succeeds In Suicide.
Lancaster, Nov. 2. Sarah J. Haddon,
a young woman of Columbia, Pa., tried to
poison a married man with whom she was in
love last evening,-and then herself drank
milk in which she had placed strychnine.
The girl died in a few hours. The man was
made ill, but recovered. Miss Haddon
lived with her mother, who kept a boarding
house, among the boarders beiug John R.
Childs. The girl for some time had shown
a decided preference for Childs, which feel
ing was not reciprocated.
Last evening at supper the girl offered
Childs a cup of milk. The main raised the
glass to his lips and had taken two swallows
when he noticed a bitter taste and handed it
over to Miss Fannie Pierce, another boarder,
for her opinion, and she also noticed the
peculiar taste. With the remark that she
would throw It out and procure some more,
Miss Haddon took the glass and went into
an adjoining room. Here she drank the
glass of milk, in which she had placed
EATEN BY VITRIOL.
A Philadelphia Woman Arrested for Caus
ing Her Husband's Heath.
Philadelphia, Nov. 2. When the
workmen at John Schweigart & Co. 's dye
house went to work this morning they
found the dead body of Peter Shields, the
night watchman, lying in the office. The
remains were horribly mutilated by vitrieL
The dead man's clothes were burned to rags
and largt holes had been eaten by the acid
into his body and limbs. The police have
arrested Shields' wife on suspicion.
Shields came to work last night under the
influence of liquor. During the night he
neglected his duty in allowing the fire in
the boiler room to go out, and when found
was wedged in a lot of steampipe. He had
fallen five feet from a platform. The police
learned that Shields hod received the burns
during a quarrel with his wife Monday
night, at which time she threw over him a
pitcher full of oil of vitriol. She was per
haps ignorant of the nature of the fluid the
ATIY. GEN. MILLER 10 BETIBE.
He Will Resign From the Cabinet at the
End of His Present Term.
Indianapolis, Nov. 2. Attorney Gen
eral W. H. H. Miller, residing in this city,
the President's law partner, will retire from
the Cabinet at the end of his present term
and resume the practice of law in Indianap
olis. There is no charge of strained relations
and the reason assigned is that Mr. Miller
is prompted by personal preference and fin
ancial considerations, his social and official
relations with the President being of the
most pleasant character.
A Fatal Hunting Accident
MEADVILLE, Nov. 2. 'pedal A
young man, Edward Wolfe', 18 years old,
while hunting rabbits with two companions
a few miles east of this city, to-day, climbed
up on a brush pile and one of his compan
ions handed his gun un to him. The niecs
was discharged into Wolfe's side, and he
dieo in a lew hours,
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FASTED FIFTY-ONE DAYS.
An Inmate of a Reform School Who Kept
Himself Alive With Oil.
New Brunswick, N. J., Nov. 2. James
Still, aged 16, an inmate of the Reform
School at Jamesburg, has just completed
his 51 days' fast to-day. He had been an
inmate but a short time when his stomach
began to trouble him, and would retain
nothing be ate. The result was hi soon
lost all use of his lower limbs and
could get about only by crawling on his
hands and knees. Some months ago Still
said if he could have some sweet oil with
which to rub himself he would fast 51 days,
which he thought would cure him.
Soon after this Superintendent Otterson
gave Still permission and he began his fast
and to-day finished it He says he has not
felt hungry since the eighteenth day. The
boy looks well and appears to be quite
happy. He rubs himself regularly three
times a day with oil. Tbe officers of the
institution who are conversant with the
case say tney certainly believe the boy has
kept his fast in good faith.
Strung ITp by the Thumb and Brutally
Beaten by Its Own Mother.
Trenton-, N. J Nov. 2. For inflicting
upon her 3-year-old child punishment that
for barbarity has been seldom equaled,
Kate Lorenzo was a prisoner in the Police
Court this morning. The woman had
strung the child up by the thumbs until the
little tot's toes barely reached the ground and
left it in this position for an hour. While
the little one was suspended the woman
would occasionally strike and beat it with
Th'e child hanging in the yard was dis
covered by the neighbors, who notified the
police. The child had suffered much, but
after it was taken down it soon recovered.
The woman being unrepresented by coun
sel, tbe justice ordered that a hearing be
waived and that the mother give bail to
awai t the action of the grand jury.
HAITI IN REBELLION.
Reports of an Impending Revolution
Against HIppoIyte Confirmed.
New York, Nov. 2. The Atlas Line
steamer Atlas arrived here to-day from
Kingston, Jamaica, and Haitian porta,
Captain Howe confirms tbe reports of an
impending revolution in that country.
He says he eard that there had been a
skirmish in the northern part of the island
near Cape Haitien, but he did not get any
details about the affair. " In the south of
the island the people are loyal to President
Hippolyte, but in the north, the captain
said, the people are anxious to overthrow
the preseut Government
DR. HEBER NEWTON ILL.
nig Condition, Partly Owing to the Heresy
Trial, Compels Him to Stop Preaching.
New York, Nov, 2. Rev. R.,Heber
Newton, rector of All Souls' Episcopal
Church, has formally notified the vestry of
bis parish and the congregation that his
condition is such that he will not be able
te resume active work for tit least a year.
It has been said that the worry and
mental unrest caused Dr. Newton by the
charges ot heresy, which are still in the
bands of the commission appointed by
Bishop Potterhave been largely conducive
to his present condition.
DR1TQQE1) BY MTJBDEBEBS.
A New TorK Man Tells a Strange Story to
Officials at Nantlcoke.
Wilkesbaree, Nov. 2, Special
Franklin Coughlin, of New York, was
found in a stupid condition at Nanticoke to
day. When he revived he said he was a
witness to a murder in New York and alter
ward drugged by friends of the murderer
and put on board a train.
He was accompanied by a strange man,
who left him at some station between here
and New York. Coughlin is locked' up
until the authorities in New York are heard
NO FLAGS 10 BE DISPLAYED
In the Sham Bombardment at Charleston,
S. C, To-Day.
Charleston, S. a, Nov. 2. The earth
quake festival is growing to enormous pro
portions. To-night the city was practically
turned over to the wheelmen of the South
Atlantic States. Nearly COO wheels with
lanterns were in the procession.
The bombardment to-morrow night will
be the crowning event Orders have been
issued to the participants in the pyrotech
nic display that no flags of any kind are to'
be borne, either in the procession of moni
tors or in the pyrotechnical floats engaged
in the display.
A CANADIAN TRUST.
The Big Manufacturers of Wrapping Paper
Form a Combine.
Toronto, Nov. 2. The owners often of
the largest mills in the Dominion manu
facturing wrapping paper have about com
pleted arrangements for the organization of
a "combine," designed to limit the produc
tion and keep prices at a paying figure.
Alb that now remains' to be done is to se
cure the acauiescence in the arrangement
j. of one of the mills that iajet standi", ont. XP&M ttodoub'tdy ducriminated agains
PUT UP STUFF,
Eastarn Men Attempt to
Increase Iron Bates to
Western New York.
LOCAL AGENTS PBODEST.
The Pennsylvania Bailroad's Repre
He Insists That a Higher Rata Ought to
Be Enforped Local Movement to
Prevent Discrimination Against the
Gas City The Builders' Exchange
Appoints a Committee to Co-Operate
With the Chamber of Commerce
Organizing a Bureau How the Rail
roads Treat Manufacturers Unfairly
Knocking Off the Profits on Shipments
With gflm humor, in viev of the present
discussion about freight discrimination, the
members of the Middle States' Traffic Asso
ciation came to Pittsburg yesterday, insist
ing that the iron rates from this city to
Buffalo should be advanced. Alter two or
three hours spent in argument, the local
agents convinced tbe Eastern men that the
Pittsburg manufacturers are now paying
enough to Western New York points.
JThe initial lines, the Western New York
and Pennsylvania, the Lehigh Valley,
Beading, West Shore, New York Central
and Erie roads were represented. The
agents at the meeting were C. A. Chipley,
assistant general freight agent, Pennsyl
vania; J. H. Heckman, Lehigh Valley;
Assistant General Freight Agent Stone, of
the Reading; General Freight Agent Sam
uel Goodman, New York Central; B.
Briggs, of the Wilmington and Northern,
Assistant General Freight Agent Burgesser,
of the Erie; E. T. Johnson, of the Western
New York and Pennsylvania; Sam. F.
Shane, Nypano; George McKar, Lake
Shore; Joseph Duel, ot the Erie, and
Pittsburg Agents Held Their Gronnd.
Tbe iron rates from Pittsburg to Buffalo
and Western New York points are 13 cents
per 100 pounds in less than car loads, and
10)4 cents in car lots. The Eastern iron
men raised the cry that Pittsburg was being
favored at their expense. They claimed
that owing to excessive freight rates they
were shut out of the markets in Buffalo,
Rochester, TTtica and other points in West
ern New York. They dinned this storyinto
the ears of the Eastern traffic men, and they
took up the cudgel in their behalf.
For once the Pittsburg agents held their
ground, and showed tbe Eastern representa
tives that the local iron rates to Buffalo are
sufficient It was demonstrated that in pro
portion to distance the manufacturers in
Harrisourg. Williamsport, Philadelphia
and Baltimore were paying less
freight than the Pittsburgers. Ipstead of
increasing local iron rates to Buffalo the
special iron tariff that wa3 in force from
the Eastern points this summer was ad
vanced. It is expected the Eastern iron
men will raise n bowl, but they got what
they fairly deserved. The distance from
Pittsburg to Buffalo is about 2G0 miles,
while lrom Philadelphia it is 430 miles. It
would be strange, indeed, if the advantages
of location should not be reaped by this
The Fonnsy's Representative Dissatisfied.
Before leaving for Philadelphia last
evening C A. Chipley, of the Pennsyl
vania road, said he wasn't satisfied, and he
insisted that the Pittsburg rates to Buffalo
are entirely too low. Local shippers will
be glad to know that they are favored a
little to some points at least It will be
pews to the manufacturers. Mr. Chipley
said he hadn't paid any attention to the
figures and he could not remember the Buf
falo rates from Eastern points, but the in
crease is not large.
Yesterday the Builders' Exchange took
up the subject of freight discrimination, and
after thoroughly discussing it empowered
the President to appoint a committee to co
operate with the Chamber of Commerce.
The Committee on Transportation and
Railroads, to whom the subject was referred
at the last meeting of the Chamber, will
meet within the next few days. It will
take action upon the suggestion of Mr. G. T.
Oliver for a bureau. The plan of operating
a bureau to be presented at this meeting, is
'about the same as that ot the Cincinnati
Freight Bureau. It has been successfully
run there for the past two years.
Tho Work of the Bureau.
The object of the bureau will be to give
to railroad and transportation companies
such information regarding the various'
lines of goods as shall insure their proper
classification to secure freight rates that
will not discriminate against Pittsburg; to
assist in adjusting claims; to render its
services to members in all matters pertain
ing to the transportation ot merchandise,
and to obtain for the shippers of Pittsburg
all the advantages to which they are en
titled by location and other natural condi
tions.and which are essential to the increase
and extension of their trade.
The bureau will be composed of the mer
chants, manufacturers, associations and or
ganizations of the city and be governed by
an executive committee of 18, nine ot whom
shall be members of the Chamber of Com
merce five to be members of tbe Trans
portation and Railroad Committee. The
other nine wlil be elected by the members
from their membership. The Executive
Committee has the power of appointing
the commissioner and other agents and fix
ing their salaries.
Each person, firm, association or corpora
tionjoining the bureau will be assessed bv
the Executive Commitee an amount consid
ered reasonable in proportion to the inter
est which each may have in the work, no
assessment to be less than $25 nor more
than flOO per year. In the Cincinnati
bureau the Chamber of Commerce defrays
one-half pf the expenses, but this amount
must never exceed $4,000.
Will Give Shippers a Show.
With an organization of this kind the
shippers would be able to cope with the
alleged discrimination against Pittsburg
and also rectify the circumstances which at
present operate to the disadvantage of Pitts
burg's trade. These conditions bare arisen
and continued to exist undisturbed simply
because heretofore any efforts to remedy
the evils have either been indifferent or
made by individuals who lacked .organiza
tion. J. H. Richardson, through whose hands
passes some 5400,000 yearly to the railroad
companies lor ireignt charges, said: "Pitts-