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ON THE HORIZON
A Severe Storm Is Sure to
Break Oyer New York on
Election Day, Unless
ALL OF THE SIGNS FAIL
Conflicts Between State and Federal
Officials Seem Certain.
Tammany's Attorneys Ask Marshal
Jacobus His Intentions They Say He
Can't Arrest a Voter Until After His
Ballot Is Cast The Marshal Replies
That If the Ballot Offered Is a Fraud
ulent One It "Won't Go Into the Box
The Pitch Congressional Investigation
Committee Takes a Hand in the
Rumpus A Complex Situation That
Will Require Tender Manipulation.
TfTrCIAI. TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISPATCH. 1
New York, Nov. 5. The danger of a
conflict between the Federal authorities and
the authorities of the State of New York is
growing hourly. Both sides claim to have
the law on their side. The Federal officers
are intrenched behind Attorney General
Miller's opinion and are quoting law in
answer to the law as interpreted by the at
torneys representing the Democracy.
Sheriff Gorman evidently intends to make
trouble if need be. He has procured 16,000
badges for the deputies he proposes to swear
in. The badges are of white silk with blue
letters. His announcement that he would
swear in deputies drew a number of able
bodied citizens to the Sheriff's office. All
expressed their willingness to serte free.
There were no certificates at hand, however,
and the work of swearing in the deputy
sheriffs was deferre 1 until Monday.
Everybody Can JSe a Deputy SlieriflT.
Asked if he had made up his mind as to
how many special deputies he would swear
in before election day. Sheriff Gorman said:
"I will take all who offer themselves if they
meet the statutory requirements as to fit
ness, which, with the thousand and one I
have already on my list, will give me, I
believe, all the force I require. I hope,
however, no force may be needed, but I
shall arrange matters so that if necessary I
can call the deputies together on short
The Democratic lawyers are trying hard
to convince Marshal Jacobus tint it is not
the business of his deputies to attempt to
decide whether a man who offers to vote is
attempting to vote fraudulently or not
They sent him and Davenport this letter
If any warrants are to be exeoutedat the
- polls- on election dnj- wovhave to 'request
tlit yon Instruct Uiosupcrvisnisand mar-'-usls
iliat Uiey have no rluht to 'arrest voters
bofore tliev have deposited 'their ballots.
This question was distinctly determined In
the matter of the marshals (22 Fed. Eep.,
153-156) by Mr. Justice Brewer, then United
States Circuit Juage and since promoted to
the United States Supreme Court by Piesi
dent Harrison. In that cae tho court n as
asked whether when a mnn offers to vote ho
could as an illegal voter be prevented by a
The Decision by Judge Brewer.
Judse Brewer said: "The marshals have
nothing to say as to whether that vote shall
po in or not. If a deputy marshal thinks a
vote is illegal he has no power to interfere,
lie can an est tlio man after lie lias otcd
and take him before a United States Com
missioner and have him examined, but he
cannot arrest the man when in the act of
voting or tiay th.it he shall not vote. This is
a question for the judges."
This limitation upon the powers of mar
shals i not relaxed In respect to super
iisoi. By section 2.029 of United States
Revised Statutes supervisors as such
ate expressly prohibited from mak
ing arrests. By another section (2.02)
supervisors are allowed to act as marshals
In tho ab-ence of the dnlv appointed
marshals and in certain cases in
their aid. Bat when they thus
act they take upon themselves
the functions of marshal:. Tberefoie, when
a supervisor acts under this section he acts
as a marshal and his powers are distinctly
limited by the decision above quoted.
Section 2,022 of the United States Statutes Is
also in accord with Judge Brewer's decision.
The portion of the section in point, reads as
follows: "Nor shall any person on the day
or such election bo arrested without process
for any offense committed on the day of
Instructions to Deputies Asked For.
Tho object of this section was to prevent
marshals from abusing their power by ar
resting a voter as he was in the act of cast
ing his ballot, for an alleged offense com
mitted of reeistration. We feel confident
that the courts of the United States will not
permit a violation of this plain provision of
the law, and, it being your duty to corr-ctly
Instruct marshals and supervi-ors, we as
sume that you will comply with our lequest
and instinct the Federal suporvis urs and
This is signed by David Iieventritt, David
McClure, John M. Bowers, Charles H.
Knox, and Henry D. Hotchkiss, as a com
mittee on behalf of the Democratic party of
the City of New York. The following
signed theirnames as uniting in the request:
F. K. Coudert, E. Ellery Anderson, Francis
L. Stetson, Henry K. Beekman, Francis M.
Scott, George L. Rives, George 11 Adams,
Joseph Laroque and William G. Choate.
marshal Jacobus' Reply Emphatic.
Marshal Jacobus returned this reply:
Gentlemen In reply to the request con
tained in your letter ofeven date h erewltn,
which reads: "If any wai rants are to be
executed at the polls on election day, wo
have to request that you Instruct the super
visors ana marshals that tbey have no right
to arrest voters Deiore tuey have deposited
their ballots," I beg to inform you that I
Hnd my deputies are directed by the laws or
the United States to prevent fraudulent
voting at the polls on election clay. The
portion of the section or the law which
gives this direction is as follows:
"Section 2022. Tho marshal and his general
deputies and such special deputies shall
prevent fraudulent voting
(there at the polls) and immediately
at the polling place and
. before voting arrest and take
into custody without process any person
who attempts to offer to commit
any of the acts or offenses prohibited hi-rcin."
I know of no way of preventing a man Irom
fraudulently voting except by ar
resting him when he attempts to
so fraudently voto and I beg to call
the attention of the committee to the fact
that I am directed by the law to immedi
ately arrest an offender before he votes,
and further that such arrest is to be made
with or without process if the offense ol at
tempting to fraudulently vote Is done in the
presence of any of my officers. Having
stated to you what my duty under tho law
is, as I understand it, I bavo no donbt that
you understand what my action will be.
Jons W. Jacobus,
United States Marshal.
Another Appeal to the Marshal.
The committee replied to Marshal Jacobus'
communication in the following letter,
which was sent to that official late to-night:
In your letter of this dato you quote but a
portion or section 2022 of the United States
revised statutes, and that in such a manner
as to convev a wrong impression as to its
meaning. The section in Its entirety was
before Judge Brewer In the case brought
to your attention in our former
communication, and after careful con
sideration and construction of this
section he distinctly declared that no mar
shal conla arrest a man until after he had
cast his vote if accepted by the judges of
election. Tou thererore overrule the ex7
press decision of a United States Judge now
upon the Supreme Bench, and assert for
yourself arbitrary nower on your mere sus
picion to disfranchise voters. We naturally
prefer to rely upon the decision of the
courts. Tours, etc
Tho Fitch Committee Also Speaks.
The Fitch special committee of Congress
to inquire into the supervision and ad
ministration of the election laws of New
York, will be present in the Postoffiee
building all of election day. Mr. Daven
port, it will be remembered, refused to
cbey the subpoena of the Fitch Committee,
and as he would not come to it, it proposes
to come to him. The committee has sent
out this notice to registered voters:
Tho special committee of the House of
Representatives of the United States, ap
pointed to Inquire into the supervision and
administration of the election laws by offi
cers or the United States within the city,
county and State or Now York, nereby re
quest any leglstered voters who may have
received threatening letters purporting to
be sent by the Chief Supervisor of Elections
in the Southern district of New
York, or who may bo arrested on
election day charged with offenses
against the election laws, and who
are not subsequently indicted or tried for
such offenses, and any registered voters who
maybe interfered with at the polls In the
exercise of any of their legal rights by por
sons claiming to act as United States mar
shals, or under the authority of the Chief
Supervisor of Flections to send as speedily
as possible their names and addresses, with
a statement of the faots in each case to tho
Chairman of the committee at 93 Nassau
street. New York City.
Deputies' Names Are Wanted,
In cases of arrest on election day, followed
by the discharge of the person arrested, it Is
particularly desired that the name of tho
t'eputy marshal making the arrest be de
manded, and if the name Is refused, that a
statement of that fact and a description of
the person acting or claiming to act as such
deputy marshal be furnished the committee.
A sub-committee of the committee of the
House will be in session on election day in
room 135 of the United States postofflce
building to receive any evidence which may
then be offered.
By order of the committee.
Abhbel P. Fitch, Chairman.
The State courts can sit on election day.
Judge Barrett gave that as his opinion to
day, when asked legarding the matter by
Franklin Bien, one of the Tammany
Hall lawyers who has for a num
ber of years looked after the
rights of voters before the judges
on election dav. When the Court of Ap-
pcum uuuucu uuwu ju uecisiuu reccuuy, in
the case of Donovan, au election inspector
who refused to obey a mandamus issued by
Judge .Lawrence, it held that under the-ia'
a mandamus could only issue from a court,
and that courts were specially prohibited
from sitting on election day.
The Law Repealed This Year.
This was the law last year when Donovan
disobeyed Judge Lawrence's order, but it is
not the law in 1892. The election law of
1843 provided no court shall be opened or
transact anv business in the city or town on
the day such election shall be held therein,
unless it be for the purpose of receiving a
verdict or discharging a jury. The
provision was continued in the law
until the passage of the election
law of 1892. because all former election
laws had only repealed all such laws or
parts of laws as were inconsistent with the
new ones. When the ballot law of 1892
was passed its repealing clause scheduled
all ot the laws or parts of laws which it
was intended to repeal, and in that sched
ule this section is specified. This being
tne case, it is understood that when the
special term of the Supreme Court adjourns
Monday it will be until Tuesday morning.
NO GALL YET FOR TROOPS.
Acting Secretary of War SchoOcId Denies
Some Sensational Rumors.
Washington, Nov. 5. Assistant Sec
retary of War Grant left Washington this
afternoon for his home in Minneapolis. As
Secretary Elkins is also absent from the
city. Major General Schofield, who is in
command of the United States Army, be
came also Acting Secretary of War He was
asked this afternoon whether he anticipated
any call for troops on election day, or had
made any preparations for their use.
"You can say," said the General, "that
there has been no intimation from any offi
cial source that troops should be used. No
preparations have been made for such use,
and there has been no suggestion or intima
tion that such preparations should be made."
SOME CLOSING RALLIES.
The Rest Talent of Both Parties Assisting
at the Wlnd-TJp.
New York, Nov. 6. Both parties,
Democrats and Republicans, had their best
speakers out to-night. Wayne MacVeagh
addressed an Auditorium full of Democrats
at Chicago, denouncing Qnay and Mc
Kinley. Other .Democratic speakers were
Carlisle at Boston, and Pattison at Phila
delphia. For the Republicans, Depew spoke at
Port Richmond, Staten Island; Poraker at
Cincinnati; Wanamaker at Valparaiso, Ind.;
Roosevelt at Boston; Reed at Cooper Union,
New York, and Reid at two other halls in
ALL HOT SEEENE IK CHICAGO.
A Plain Order Issued by the Republican
Chicago, Nov. o. The following has
been issued by the chairman of the City Re
publican Committee to inspectors:
Challenge without hesitancy any voter
who you have pood reason to believe is ille
gally upon the register, or who attempts to
repeat, or whom you may suspect of
personation, and insist that he bo put under
oath and questioned by the United States
.Supervisor fully, and if any doubt remains.
Insist upon an affidavit. Anyone refusing to
answer such questions, or any jndge relus
ins to put the same and accepting the vote
without doing so, yon should request the
United States Supervisor or Marshal to place
at once under arrest and take them before
tho United States Commissioner.
Trouble Certain in Alabama.
Montgomery, Ala., Nov. 5. It be
comes more and more apparent that there
may be a serious clash between the State
and Federal authorities in Alabama, next
Tuesday. United States Marshal Walker
has appointed deputy marshals in many
.precincts, and this act General Shelly holds
to be without authority, aud advisesDemo-
crats to arrest and jail marshals who at
tempt to enter the polling places or place
themselves within 30 feet of the polls.
Bat They Think Oar Elections' Cost a Deal
(BT C ABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
LONDON, Nor. 6. Copyright. Inter
est in the election is still lacking, even
among the Americans in London. The
only betting is at even money, and little is
wagered at those terms. Nearly all the
newspapers contain virtuous comments on
what, tbey regard as prima facie evidence of
corruption in the amount of money -spent
on both sides.
A more sensible writer in the Pall MM
Gazette to-night explains in detail how
1,000,000 might easily be spent by both
sides in legitimate effort
WEDDED HIS OWN CHILD.
CHICAOUAN DISCOVERS THAT
WIFE IS HIS DAUGHTER.
She as the Fruit of a Runaway Marriage
in His Youth and His Son by Another
Wife Had Married Her The Son Em
ployed In Pittsburg.
Chicago, Nov. 6. Samuel Clinton WiJ
letts, aged 62, who married his son's widow
two years ago, is in a strange predicament.
According to his statements to Lawyer
James W. Druillard, to whom he applied
for legal advice to-day, Willetts has prob
ably wedded his own child. She was his
offspring by his runaway marriage of 45
Willetts' first wife was Mill Mamie
Evans. They were married at Erie, Pa.,
both being under 20. ,-Alter the birth of a
girl baby they quarrelled and the wife and
child disappeared. Six yasrs later, and
alter apparently well-founded reports of
their death, Willetts married Caroline
Stevens in a town near Erie. A son was
born but the wife died. The boy George,
growing to manhood, went on the road lor
Harding, Davis & Co., wholesale hardware
dealers of Pittsburg, and on Christmas, 1800,
surprised his father by returning from
Cleveland with a bride, Miss Helen Wright.
The young couple lived happily for 28
years, but were childless.
In 1888 George Willetts died. The
father had irom the first a singular affection
for his daughter-in-law, and in 1890 they
were married in London, England. Since
then Mrs. Willetts reminiscences of her
childhood led to investigation!. Willetts'
runaway wife married a John Wright, of
Cleveland. Their little girl under the name
of Wright was reared to womanhood, aud
a detective it in the latter city to ascertain
the facts in the case. Mr. Willetts is well-to-do
13?" The Dispatch's electric election bulletins
Kill be flashed every 15 second from Ihe Dispatch
building Tuesday evening.
NOT 8TABTED AX BEAVEB PALLS.
The Carnegie Plant Still Idle and the Com
pany Blames the River.
Beaver Falls, Pa, Nov. 5. Special
Contrary to expectations, justified by the
statements of responsible employes of the
Carnegie Company, another week closes
with no move being made to reopen the big
mills at this place. The most reasonable ex
planation offered by these same parties is
the statement that no attempt will be made
to resume until there is more water in the
river. The little water In the river now is
so impregnated with , salt tbat.il. cannot.be
d--fr-tenihiCvto' set the .cower that
wonld be required in the operation of this,
The strikers held their 'regular weekly
meeting last night J. S. Sheeban presided
and T. H. McEvoy, of Youngtown, was one
of the speakers. They claimed the strike
was as solid as ever, but a Homestead steel
worker who has been visiting here said, in
the course of a private conversation, that
this cold snap had done more to "shake the
underpinning of both strikes than all the
events or arguments of the summer." He
added dolefullv: "After the election the
politicians will have no more use for us,
and I suppose the strike will be called off."
FASBEHQEES KAY BE OEADED.
Three Classes of Tickets, to Be Sold for Sep
arate Trains, Proposed.
Chicago, Nov. 5. Special Graded
trains is the latest proposition to settle the
question of reduced railroad rates to the
World's Fair next year. It is to exclude
passengers holding reduced rate tickets
from first-class and fast through trains, and
force them to ride on slower time and
minus sleeping car accommodations. It is
proposed to divide the public into three
classes aud give each class such accommoda
tion as it is willing to pay for.
It is reported that the "Central Traffic As
sociation railroads will not participate in
the mass meeting of all the roads in the
country called to convene in Chicago, No
vember 21, to discuss the World Fair
rates. They have decided that they have
no interests in common with those of the
Western roads, so far as rates are con
FED FINS TO THE BABY.
A Cruel English Itnrse Girl Confesses to a
London, Nov. 5. At Walsham, in Nor
folk, to-day, a nurse girl was charged with,
administering pins to the 7 months' old
child of Robert Baroham. For some time
it was noticed that the child was suffering
intense pain, and all the efforts of a
physician to relieve it were nseless. No
one could tell what the matter was until
pins were noticed in the child's excreta.
Then the nurse girl was accused of forcing
the baby to swallow them. She at first
denied it, olaiming that the baby itself had
swallowed them. She finally broke down,
however, and acknowledged that she bad
stuffed a number of pins into the mouth of
the little one as it was lying In its cradle.
The baby is in a critical condition.
SHOT HIS FRIEND DEAD.
Bachelor Business Men In Chicago
Actors in a Tragedy. .
Chicago, Nov. & Anton M. Fougner,
patent la wyer, was shot dead this morning
by James Dalton, a manufacturer of piano
covers. According to Dalton, they quar
reled over the ownership ot a house and lot
in Rogers' Park, which they had purchased
The two were unmarried. They occupied
the house jointly, keeping two servants
one a negro ami the other a Japanese. They
had a fine stable, and did a great deal of
horseback riding together. They enter
tained many of their bachelor friends, but
paid but few visits. Dalton claims to have
acted in self-delense. There was no witness
to the tragedy.
McKeesporf s Electric Ught Plant Sold.
-McKeespobt, Nov. 6. Special The
McKeesport electric light plant, which has
been the subject of litigation for more than
a year, was sold to-day. It is given out that
the names of the purchasers will not be
made known until Monday, but it Is almost
certain that the entire outfit has been
bought by the Citizens' Electric Street Car
Company, of this city, for the operation of
the uew'line.now being built,
A BLUFFER CALLED.
Magee Backs Down a Cleyje
land Backer in a Hurryr f
With Only $600,
BETTING PICKS UP A BIT.
The Claims From Roth Headquarters
Just as Stiff as Ever.
RIVAL FIGURES ON NEW'TORn
remocratic Business Men Reviewed by Ex
GETTING BEADY FOE THE BALLOT DAT
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New York, Nov. & The crowd in the:
barroom and in the corridors of the Hoff
man House to-night was the largest that
has been seen there since the campaign
opened. In the contusion would-be betters
had a hard time getting together, which J
combined with the fact that the heaviest
plungers have got about all the money up
they care to risk, made betting compara
Outside of the bets mads by the book
makers there were very few that went over
$200. Early in the evening the betting on
the general result was even, and considera
ble Republican money wa3 forthcoming on
this basis, but by 10 o'clock the odds were
again 10 to 9 on the election of Cleveland.
Some of the Peculiar Wagers.
Colonel W. B. Hayes strolled into the
Hoffman House at 9 o'clock with a roll of
Harrison money. He bet 900 to 51,000
with Tom Patten that Harrison will get
New York's vote, and $1,000 with P. H.
Cripesup that Cleveland won't have 20,000
plurality in the State. One of his bets was
on the general result with a man named
Peters from Eastern Pennsylvania, who put
up $3,027 against the Colonel's $3,000 on
Cleveland's election. Colonel Hayes' last
bet was with a -Mr. Van Winkle, $2,000
even on Cleveland's election. ,
Some of the holders of Democratic
money strolled over to the Fifth Avenue
Hotel during the evening, but tbey found
little encouragement. In the Fifth Avenue
corridors was C. L. Magee, of Pittsburg.
He ran up against ex-Alderman Tom
Magee Calls Down a Bluffer.
"I'.vegot $15,000 to bet," said Shiels,
against $5,000 that Cleveland will carry
New York State."
"I'll take $10,000 of that," said Magee,
"I mean I'll bet $10,000 to $5,000."
"I'll take that, too," said Magee.
It turned out that Shells had $1,000 to
bet against $600, aud on this basis the bet
Ed Stokes had to call for aid to-night
from the Thirtieth street police station to
keep the crowd in his hotel in check. A
distinct feature of the betting in New Yoik
on the election is th'at'the plungers on both
.sides are follower iUe turf.
Up to midulgatto-night Mr. Dwyer bad
bet $56,900 that Cleveland will carry Nov
York State; $3,000 that he will have a plu
rality of 20,000; $1,000 that Cleveland will
carry Indiana, and $8,000 on the general
result. This makes a total ot $08,900 put
up by Mr. Dwyer so far, and his commis
sioner was at the Hoffman House to-night
looking for more Republican money.
A Suspension of Hostilities.
From now until Tuesday next there will
be practically a suspension of hostilities
and each , party will await the result
Nothing important is likely to come from
headquarters sow. According to Re
publican estimates the situation is about as
follows: The Democrats are given 167
votes in the Electoral College as against 274
for the Republicans. Chairman Harrity
makes the following forecast: Cleveland
and Stevenson will get 211 from the follow
ing States: Southern States, 159; New
York, 36; New Jersey, 10; Indiana, 15;
Wisconsin, 12; Connecticut, 6; Michigan, 6.
Regarding the State vote the figures
given out by the Republicans show a
plurality of 18,300, and a net gain tfver 1888
of 3,778. The Democrats claim a majority of
25,350. Chairman Hacket,ol the Republican
State Bureau, issued over bis own signa
ture to-day a statement announcing that
Harrison would have a plurality in the
State of 18,300. Ex-Senator Warner Mil
ler says the State is sately assured for Har
rison. Banking on the Country Districts.
The Hon. Joseph Manley, who has given
much time to the Republican canvass in the
State along with the State managers, said
to-day: "We will give Grover Cleveland
the worst licking any presidental candidate
ever got in the State in 30 years." The
Republican managers declared to-night that
Harrison was to have tne largest Republican
vote in the country discricts ever obtained
by any candidate of that party. These
managers say that they have been in touch
all along with people who had no reason to
give them other than the exact trntb. To
day the Republican National Committee
sent out the following to all Chairman of
Republican State Committees.
With a full Republican vote all along tho
line on Tuesday next j on tnay be assured ol
a more pronounced vlotory than has oc
curred since the soldier statesman, General
Grant, led the ticket in 1668. Driven to des
peration by the hopelessness or their cause
the Democratic Lieutenant Govemorof this
State has issued a proclamation inciting
evil disposed persons to employ revolution
ary methods. The law abiding people of
this btato will resent such unpatriotic ap
To-night there was a grand final rally of
Republicans at Cooper Union, and some of
the leading campaign orators addressed im
mense audiences, Whitelaw Reid, Dr.
Depew and ex-Speaker Tom Reed- being
among the number.
A Big Democratic Parade.
The event of the day in Democratio cir
cles has been the parade of the Democratio
business men of New York. Estimates of
the number of men in line varv and run
from 30,000 to 40,000, but a fair figure seems
to be about 35,000. While much comment
has been indulged in as to what both parties
could do irrespective of the Empire State,
the interest undoubtedly centers here, and
to-day's demonstration shows beyond doubt
that the Democrats are fully alive to the
necessitv of carrying New "York, and by
their efforts in behalf ot the ticket wish to
show that they are all in line.
Sedate, sober and dignified men of' affairs
were about flaunting gaudy badges ou their
coat lapels and carrying nogs or banners.
The Lexington Club, of Harlem, secured
as a trophy to carry in to-day's parade a
piece of the old bell that rung out from
its place in the meeting house at Lexington
the call to arms of the patriots of 1775,
and the Cotton Exchange mes concocted
a cotton exhibit wilh plantation darkies.
Even the lawyers turned out in good
numbers. The parade was reviewed at
Madison Square by ex-President Cleveland,
Governor Plower, Mayor Grant, Commis
sioner Thomas P. Gilroy and others. Cleve
land received au ovation, and there was
cheering repeated over and over again as I
U tf.5.y fmJfSr ' & vfl
Few i U wcfx ' I i Sf
VNCLE SAM DROP THAT, BOYS! THE QVESTIO.V OF STATE'S RIOET3 WAS SETTLED TEARS AGO.
each organization went by. It was after
dusk when the last of the parade passed.
Another Democratic Estimate.
The Sun, Democratic, stands by the fol
lowing table as its forecast;
Del '-ware 3
North Carolina 11
New Jerier 10
wen Virginia u
New Hampshire 4
Rhode Island 4
Doubtful, between Democrats and Re
publicans .v Ynrlc . SfUWIsconsln 12
4 ldlana IS Montana 3
Doubtful, favoring People's party
North Dakota 3 I South Dakota 4
3TOur own special wires and special news
service will render The Dispatch election returns
invaluable Wednesday morning. Order in ad
vance to avoid disappojntment.
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"- -PUBS) TO BUBH HIS WIEK. ..
A Harleton Han Beats Tier,' Wraps Her in a
Tick and Applies the Match.
Hazleton, Nov. 5. Stephen Andrews,
a Hungarian, of York town, made a desper
ate attempt to cremate his wife. After
beating her Into insensibility the brute
wrapped her in a bedtick, secured it with
a rope and then tied the whole to a bed
post. Then he applied fire to it, and in a
moment the woman was enveloped In
The woman regained consciousness and
screamed frantically lor assistance. Charles
Tanner, foreman ot the colliery, rushed to
her assistance and extinguished the fire.
The brutal husband was knocked into in
sensibility as he resented Tanner's inter
ference with his plans. Mrs. Andrews sus
tained serious infuries which may prove
BO CLEW 70 F1BE BUGS.
A Largo Extra Night Force of Police Sworn
in at Beaver Falls.
Beaveb Palls, Nov. S. Special A
large addition to the police force for night
duty went on this evening to prevent
further operations ot the fire bugs. The
service of the fire department is continuous
now, the men taking extraordinary precau
tions. Thus far the strenuous efforts of the local
authorities to unoover the gang has been
without result. Elmer Grant, a striker,
who had the courage to rise in the citizens
meeting a week ago and threaten to throw
out some of the hoodlums who were dis
turbing the proceedings in the alleged in
terests of the strikers, has been appointed
a member of the police force.
BUNKO DAVIS IDENTIFIED.
Farmer Montgomery Picks Out the Man
Who Worked the Tin Box on Him.
KITTANNIHO, Nov. 5. Special
Thomas Montgomery, a farmer, and Dis
trict Attorney Snyder returned here this
morning from Orange county," New York,
where they have been to identify Pat Davis,
the notorious bunko sharp in custody
there. Montgomery was positive of his
identification of Davis as one of the men
who last summer did him up for 6,600 by
the tin box game.
Requisition papers have been secured and
placed in the hands ot the New York
Sheriff, and Davis will be delivered to the
authorities of this State as soon as the New
York authorities are done with him.
TWO CB00KS BEEAK TAIL.
They Start From Mansfield and Aro Be
lieved to Be in Pittsburg.
Mansfield, O., Nov. C Special W.
E. D. Williams, of Corry, Pa., charged
with highway robbery, and Charles Bo
decker, of Belleville, charged with burg
lary, have escaped from the county jail
here by picking a lock on a corridor 'door.
It was a clever piece ot work.
The men are known to have gone East,
and from their previous statements and
their known records, are supposed to be in
Pittsburg to-night Both men are noted
crooks. Williams masqueraded here as a
United States detective and made an arrest
before he was run in. He has done time.
THE POPE IS WELL
No Truth in the Alarming Reports Widely
Rome, Nov. B. The representative of
the Associated Press in this city determ
ined to set at rest the various rumors
concerning the health of the Pope.
Therefore, he called at the Vatican and
obtained an audience with His Holiness.
He found the Pope enjoying most excellent
-sr wmm n sm
SPINMRS MAY WIN.
English Strike Begins With
Prospects in Their Favor.
BETTEE TBADE TELLS FOR THEM.
Son-Union Men Kefnsed Strike Pay and
Will Probably Fnffer.
STRENGTH OP BOTH PARTIES STATED
1 London, Nov. s. England to-day saw
the beginning of what seems likely to prove
the greatest sdustrial war between capital
and labor that the country has ever known.
Cotton mills, employing, all told, about
14,000,000 spindles, were shut down to-day.
Of the 44,000,000 spindles run in England
the mill owners have a Masters' Federa
tion, in which 20,000,000 spindles are repre
sented. The owners of the 6,000,000 spin
dles still running will pay to the federation
a fine of 1 farthing a spindle per week for
such as they keep at wok.
There are about 24,000 operative spinners
grouped into various local unions, nil feder
ated in an Amalgamated Association of
Cotton Spinners. Their average earnings
for a week ol 60 hours are 32 shillings. The
local unions combined have a reserve fund
of 120,000. The card and blowing room '
'operatives who, ofcouVsrareneceisarlly idle
wben the spindles stop, numberabout25,000
and also have a strong onion. The mem
bers of both associations havepaid special
levies lately into the treasury, including a'
levy of 6 shillings a week, which has been
paid In regularly'for two months. The re
serve fund thus created will be increased by
the contribution of 4 shillings.a'week-from
9,000 members who will remain at work
during the present lockout. It is esti
mated that from all sources a total of 3,400
will flow in weekly to assist the operative".
The non-union men have been trying
hard to get into the unions, so that they
can partake of the advantages of "strike
pay," but the unions are unwilling to en
roll as members persons who are likely to
speeany oecome a ouruen on the treasury.
The non-union operatives are, in conse
quence, likely to suffer great distress.
The operatives appear to hold the strong
est position, as the improving prospects in
the cotton trade since the notices ot a 5 per
cent cut in wages were issued, have already
induced a number of mill owners to keep
on at work on the old scale ot wages, pajing
the Pederation the fine, a farthing a spindle
a week, agreed upon. It so happens
that only a few mills at Rochdale, Hev
wood and Stockport are closed. A number
of mills in other towns.have withdrawn the
lock-out notices which thev at first sent
out. The Masters' Pederation has received
a severe blow at Bolton, where the District
Employers' Association has declined to co
operate with the Pederation in a scheme to
reduce wages. Their 13,000,000 spindles are
still kept busy.
t3JThe Dispatch iHU contain the most com
prehensive re-iorts of the Election on Wednesday
morning. Order in advance.
MOKE MOHTE CABL0 FAKES.
Big Stories About Winnings and
There Are Not All True.
rmr CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.)
Londos, Nov. 5. To offset the annual
report of the enormous profits of the owners
ot the gambling franchise at Monte Carlo a
budget of stories about big winnings by
lucky players has been sent out this week.
Some of them have already been proved
false, and it is sale to discount them all.
The report that Belle Bilton, Countess of
Clancarty, won $7,800 the other day is m ost
widely advertised, but it probably "-will not
The denials put forth that the number of
suicides is great and increasing should not
be credited, for there is ample evidence of
the melancholy truth of the tragic record.
Tough Water .Eats Up Hose.
McKeesport, Nov. 5. Special ' Dnr
ing the recent cholera scare and consequent
cleaning up of the city, n large quantity of
warranted hose was bought from J. & H.
Phillips, of Pittsburg. As the hoso failed
to meet the guarantee, the city authorities
questioned the claims of the sellers. The
firm was earnest in its assurances flint the
speedy failure of the hose was due to some
agencies affecting-It here, and an expert as
employed to make an investigation. He
has demonstrated that the hose was being
destroyed by the sulphuric acid in the
wafer, which came from the "Yough."
Beaver Falls Burglars.
Beaver Palls, Nov. 6. Special
Thieves were at work last night In the
World's Pair variety store, where they
took 5C0 worth of revolvers. The safe at
Hafiher's stationery store was also broken'
into, but the burglars were frightened off.
The Pennsylvania Railroad office at Iirin
ton was also raided, and a small amount ot
The Howe's Officers Called to Account.
Lowdon, Nov. 5. The admiralty has or
dered that the officers of the stranded bat
tle ship Howe be tried by court martial for
runnlnghcir vessel aground.
A NETV 20-DAY ORDKR FORWARDED
Every Steamer Bringing Passengers Who
Intend to Remain in America Mnst Be
Held A Blow at World's Fair Pros
pects Agents Badly Worked Up.
New York, Nov. & Special The
latest quarantine order from Washington
brought dismay to the passenger line agents
who all agree that there is a gloomy pros
pect of trans-Atlantio World's Pair
business under the conditions imposed.
The order in effect places a quarantine
ot 20 days on every steamer bringing any
person in steerage or saloon who intends to
"establish a permanent home" here. The
Treasury Department has deprived the
Pederal" port officials of all discretion in
the matter, and ignores the State health
Under the operation of this order, the
Britannic, of the White Star line, was de
tained at Quarantine all day yesterday, and
the Anchor line, Belgravia, was stopped off
Bedloes Island on her way to her dock by a
revenue cutter ana maae to drop anchor, in
bot hinstances the delav was caused by the
absence ot the special permit to land,
now required from Washington in each case
of a steamship bringing "immigrants," even
though they be saloon passengers. The
Britannic was held at Quarantine after
being passed by the State quarantine
officials. The reason given was that among
her saloon passengers were 64 aliens who.
.under the new ruling, are to be treated as
immigrants. oald Agent nersey:
We bad on tba Britannic only saloon pas
sengers: no steerage und even no second
csMn passengers. The ship sailed from a
healtyport, under these conditions shins
were permitted to enter promptly after
being examined by Dr. Jenkins, even
in tlio height of the cholera scare.
It is most unfortunate that such a
state of affairs shonld sprlnjr up just as all
the lines were completing tneir plans to
bring over the visitors for the Chicago Fair.
I tear there will be no visitors from over the
ocean. If this sort of thing keeps up, it will
scare them off.
DIVOBCES FEOM P1XT3BUEG.
A Chicago Jndge Tells a Petitioner That
Tie Is Tired of Them.
Chicago, Nov. 5 Special A divorce
case that attracted considerable attention
here to-dav was that of Mrs. Mary Slater,
of Pittsburg. On the stand complainant
testified that she was married 24 years ago
to John E. Slater, of Washington, Pa., and
ever since then has resided in Pittsburg.
She alleged that her husband was always
foolishly jealous and for 18 years has made
her life miserable. He often struck her,
she said, and his special delight was to drag
her irom bed when asleep and kick her
around the room. A daughter of complain
ant swore that her father threatened her
mother's life a million times, and the Court
failed to indnce her to make a lower esti
mate. Another daughter testified that Mr.
Slater, although wealthy, failed to support
"When are you ladies going to Pitts
burg?" the Judge asked after this testi
mony. "Next week," was the answer.
"That's what I thought," observed the
court. "Y6u simply came here for a divorce
and I am tired of hearing cases that belong
Mrs. Slater states that she came here to
avoid notoriety in Pittsburg. .
THE DISPATCH DIRECT0RT.
The issue of The Dispatch to-day consists
of 24 pastes made up in three parts. The con
tents of the second and third' parts are tabu
Bismarck's Tonode. News op Eckope.
The Luis Tebdict. Gas foe Chicago.
Shall Advektisehexts. Classified,
Bears and Peaxcts. Notes asd Queries.
Late News rs Baisr.
News op Societt. Edccatioval Gossip.
LiailTXINO IH Pittsbubo.
Victoria's Servants Br Cable
GOSSIP FOR THE FAIR Margaret H. Welch
Woman's Small Talk Ruth lJall
Jtketcues of Late Fashions.
The Music World. the Grand Arkt.
New Oxford Minuet. Scientific N ews.
Earvino Bio Movet Rnfus B. TVlIioa
Teaciii.sg in England Henry Tuckler
Tories of the Time W. G. Kanfmsn
The Clcb Women.
Amateur sports Horace J. Hill
Police of Russia Frank G. Carpenter
Mcrder Societies Serge Soschenk
New York's noRSElJnow e. t. ttlddlck
ADRIFT ON TiiEbEA Crms C. Adams
The Visiting Card. Late Electric News
PBBEOLOlr AND LIZZIE BORDEN.
Barnard's Discovert Frsneiatkinson
Cartoons of the Week. The Keelet League
LadtVerner's Flight Mrs. nunnerfortt
Secret ofBerenitt Rev. George Hodges
Dwarfs and Giants , Eli Perkins
News or the Stage Hepbnrn Johns
A Review of Sports. John D. Pringle
A Stort in Letters Howard Fielding
SECRET SOCIETIES. LOCAL ART GOSSIP.
THE MARKET REPORTS. OIL FIELD Sirs.
NEWS OF THE COUBIS,
Nearly All the Trades Unions
of Few Orleans Join in
One General Strike
TO ENFOECE A PEmOIPLE.'
City ConncIImen, Merchant and
Workmen in Session All Day
BUT CAST REACH AN AGREEUENT.
Meanwhile the City Is on Foot and Trcffia
Hay Be Paraljzsd.
BOTH SIDES PREPAEED FOR A FIGHT
SPICIAL TZLXGBA3I TO THE DISPATCH
New Obieaks, Nov. 5. The general
strike began to-day, and the chances are
for one of the most colossal struggles in this
country between labor and capital. The
question at issue is wholly one of unionism,
not wages or hours of labor.
The Amalgamated Union has insisted that
merchants employ none but union teamsters
and warehousemen. On this issue a strike
has been under way since October 22. At
tempts have been made to arbitrate the
matter, bat the nulon, not satisfied with the
action of the merchants, first threatened a
general strike on Thursday, and to-day or
The plan decided on is for one trade after
another to strike, until business is com
pletely paralyzed here. The first to go out
were the clothing store clerks, who stopped
at noon. The Musicians' Union followed,
interfering with the matinees and causing
the Opera House to shut its doors to-night.
The car drivers followed at 5 o'clock, caus
ing great inconvenience, as the carriage
drivers and cabmen were already on a striko
and there was no way of getting uptown.
The Strike Will Be General Monday.
The paper hangers, gas workers and a
number of others struck, making, with the
sugar workers, coachmen and teamsters al
ready on a strike, 12 trades that are out to
night. The union includes 61 organization',
and It is said that all or nearly all will be
out by Monday.
The TvnopranhJcal Un'st; vfti-ri?i
strike, a large majority voting for if li-not
the necessary three-fourths, and the dry
goods clerks, also, refused to leave work
when ordered to do so.
A committee of five merchants, five mem
bers of the union and five of the City Coun
cil have been in session at the City Hall all
day, endeavoring to reach a satisfactory ar
rangement, but adjourned until to-morrow
without accomplisintr anything. The mer
chants refuse to yield, and have laised a
large sum of mouev to carry on the fight.
Workingmen of all kinds seem equally de
termined. The strike has already had un
fortunate results, the levee being crowded
with produce that cannot be removed, and
business seems to be generally paralyzed.
Preparing to Keep the Peace
There were no disturbances to-day, but
the militia has been ordered to their
armories to-morrow. There arc over 5,000
men in the general strike. It is deemed
best to be prepared in case of disorder.
The City Council meet in special session
about noon and passed resolutions nrging an
immediate settlement of the matters of issue
between the merchants and their employes. ,
The committees representing the Laborers'
Union aud the merchants, which were in
session at their respective headquarters,
were sent for and invited to appear before
the Council and discuss their differences.
The invitation was promptly accepted on
both sides, though the unions reopened
communication with the merchants before
the Council's invitation was received.
Secretary H. G. Hestor, of the Cotton
Exchange, said: "We are not in this fight.
Everyone working for us is a union man,
and everything is working smoothly be
tween the employes and employers. Should
the men quit work out of sympathy for
others, we have not yet decided on what
will be done."
X3T 'Complete election rtturnsfrom aU parts of
the U. S. trill be published in Wednesday's Dis
patch. Order in advance tc avoid disappoint--mail
A Bad Brooklyn Fire Eats Up Nearly S50O,
000 Worth ol Propertjr.
Beookltn, Nov. 5. A fire broke out
shortly after C o'clock in Bobert 8. Hobbs
& Cc's wall paper manufactory, from an
unknown cause. The employes had just
quit work for the day. Edward Coffey
jumped from the third-story window and'
was severely injured. The fire extended -from
Columbia street, where it originated,
through to Tiffany place and from Tiffany
place through to Hicks street, making a
kind of triangular opening in the blocks
through which it extended. Lillie Doran,
who was an occupant of one of the honses
on Tiffany place was severely burned. Tho
property destroyed, so far as can be ascer
t ained, is as follows: Bobert S. Hobbs &)
Co., loss 5150,000, Insured; the wall paper
factory of Waltheir & Co., loss 5123,000; in
sured;' Herman Behrs & Co., sand paper
j 1 rn nnn. -ci r T:.u JP- CTr. '1
paint factory, loss 530,000, and Milo HInes
button factory, loss $io,uw.
The wind caused the fljmes to eat through
seven tenement houses in Hicks street.
most of the tenants lost all their worl
goods. On the gtonnd floors of these bail
ings were stores, xne greatest- loss i
was that of SDerrv & Beales'. carpet pa
ding lactory; loss, 550,000. The damage!
the tenement houses is about 340,uuu.
ONE MORE STRONG ASM.-
The Protected Cruiser Olympla Successfully.
Launched at 'Frisco.
San Peancisco, Nov. 5. An ImmensL
crowd witnessed the launching of the cruiser'
Olympia to-day. The Olympla Is of tho 1
protected cruiser type. 'Bet guaranteed'
anted on trial is to be 20 knots, with a I
t!nri ae. aneerl nf 19 knots. Her coal car
rying capacity is 1,300 tons, which, 'atiMrl
Knots an hour, would carry uer .w,vw i
Her turrets and guns are open
hvdraulic machines. Her two
each furnished with two militi
lower ones carrying two rapid 1
and the upper tops Deing pro
marcin search lizhts. The I
of 4 8-inch breech loading rifl
rapid firing guns, 4 C-pounders,
a one rapid nrlng guns ana o i
An Irish. Pug in
Belfast, N6v. 5.'
charged with wjfe mui
here tn-uar. Itisia
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