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SATURDAY, U!"enotJrER 19.
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A Meeting in Philadelphia of
Those Opposed to His
But (Ii9 Party Leaders Don't Fear
Any Such Combination.
Philadelphia Members-Elect of the
Lower House of the Legislature to
Caucus In the Senator's Interest To
Day An Indorsement of His Course
and Candidacy Will Bo Made Ohio
Republicans Pave the "Way for Mc
Kinley's Henomination Nest Year
The MojorMakes Bis First Defense
of His B1H fSlnce the Election The
Bkeye State Split Up, Cleveland
Getting at Least One of the Electors
The Republican State Ticket Safe
Borne Peculiar Squabbles to Settle
tErzCIiL TEXrGKAX TO TITE DISPATCH.!
Philadelphia, Nov. 17. A conference
of leading Republicans, of this city and
other portions of the State who are opposed
to the return of Matthew Stanley Quay to
the United States Senate was held to-day
-at the law office of J. Levering Jones, in
the Drexel building.
Beside Mr. Jones there were present
Charles Emery Smith, Representative Sam
uel Loscb, of Schuylkill county, Represen
tative John C Cessna, of Bedford, and Con
Eressman John Dalzelf, of Pittsburg.
It is understood that James McManes, of
this city, was to have attended the confer
ence, but was prevented from being present
by reason of illness. The gentlemen dis
ussed the Senatorial situation thoroughly,
lind it was decided to take steps as soon as
possible to carry out the object of the con
ference and endeavor to persuade the members-elect
of the Legislature that some other
gentleman should bo chosen to succeed
Just what means the opponents of Mr
Quay are to adopt is not yet quite clear.
It is understood that they will make no
effort to prevent the indorsement of the
Senator by the caucus of the Philadelphia
members oi the Lower House, which is to
be held to-morrow, and it is well known
that any attempt in this direction would
meet with absolute failure.
There is scarcely a doubt that all the
members from this city will, at this meet
ing, with perhaps one exception, pledge
themselves to support and vote for the re
election of Senator Quay.
The leaders of the Republican organiza
tion declare that it is impossible for any
organization to be successfully effected
or carried out against Quay's election, and
they are in receipt of information from all
parts of the State which tends to bear out
this view. Senator-elect James S. Fruit, of
Sharon, expresses the opinion that all op
position to Senator Quay will have disap
peared before the Legislature meets, and
this view is concurred in by all the State
Senators from this city, who have already
indorsed Colonel Quay.
Ohio Republicans Begin to Pave the TVay
for the Governor's KenominaOon The
Major Makes Ills FIrt Speech Since
the Election No Jnst Cause IsEicra
Columbus, Nov. 17. There was a large
ly attended and more than usually enthu
siastic meeting of the State League of
Republican Clubs h-re to-day, at which
arrangements were made to open the cam
paign for Governor, State officers and mem
bers of the Legislature at the next State
Convention and banquet of the State
League to be held in this city, February 14.
During the session speeches were made by
representative Republicans from all the
Congressional districts, and they spoke in
favor of the rjnomination of McKinley for
Governor, and making a more vigorous
fight than ever on the issue of protection.
While all the speakers referred to the
conditions which prevailed during the last
campaign, yet most of the motions, as well
as the addresses, were directed toward the
campaign of 1893 in Ohio. It waB conceded
in many of these speeches that if the Re
publicans should meet with a decisive de
feat, then it certainly would eliminate the
issue of protection from the code ot party
principles; but it was the opinion of all
that on that issue Ohio would be carried by
such a decisive plurality as to make it the
Issue on the election of Congressmen in this
State and elsewhere in 1691, and again in
the Presidental canvass of 1896. At any
rate, it was decided that this State would
make the initial fight on the same line as
An Aggressive Campaign Decided On.
Chairman Dick and other members of
the Retinblican State Committee partici
pated actively in the meeting, with a view
of inaugurating at once a more aggressive
protective campaign in Ohio. Letters were
read from all of the manufacturing towns
and other places, pledginc support if this
policy was inaugurated, and many of these
letters came from those who said they had
supported Cleveland in the late election.
Governor McKinley was present by re
quest, and was received with great enthusi
asm. On being introduced he said:
Mr. President and Gentlemen:
I scarcely know what I ought to say, but I
feel like congratulating yon that so soon
alter tlio fight you are on hand ready tor the
Irar that is to como later. 1 do not think
that any cause that is Just is ever lost. All
that wo haVo to do, now that wo have lost
the election, is to get ready for the next
Adit. Our prlncloles are Just tn dear to us
asthov ever were, and they are Just as es
sential to prosperity and to the country. I
am snro no Republican who loves this coun
try will lose courage 1 hear from all over
ttiebtata, as well as all over the country,
that e verybody is full of courage. 1 oar or
gnnlzation has dono splendid work, and I
am glad to And you thus early ready to co
roerate with the Stato Committee, and with
tffnubltcans generally, to carry on the work
M the Uenubllcan party. I can only say to
vou that anything that I can do to make
the work successful and the Republican
partv successful, and its principles triumph
ant, 1 shall be glad to do at any time.
The Governor Heartily Indorsed.
At the close of Governor McKinley's re
marks the following resolution was unani
Wnir.EAS. It has been the declaration of
the entire Democratic press that tbo defeat
MAKING A MOVE
i CrawfoA Eenobllcan nnrttr u
en aske 'vperatlon of the MoKlnley tariff law.
-porasiuu ox tne juoiujiiey m' ,
vid- ' jmlzlng tbat result as the eseoc oi
' - ises; therefore, be It
a J jed. That we the members of the
Si ;ve -Committee of the Ohio Bepub
HcAn league, recognizing the untiring et
forts of our own gallant Governor, William
McKinley, Jr., to bring about a national
Victory in 1S92 nnon the lines of protection.
a m1 lni ho aanl - t
'we horeby renew our allegiance to those
'principles and urge tbat the same shall be
'made the leading Issue in 1S93; and we fur
ther moat enthusiastically indorse his model
administration as uovornor oi me great
State of Ohio.
OHIO A SPLIT STATE.
Neither Harrison Nor Cleveland Secures
the Entire Electoral Vote Ono Demo
cratic Elector Has a Good Sized Plur
alitySeveral Peculiar Features of the
Election in the Buckeye State,
Columbus, O., Nov. 17. Secretary of
State Poorman has received the official re
turns from 82 counties in the State. He
makes a statement which it is believed pre
sents the official pluralities. Taking the
official vote as received from 82 counties,
and estimating pluralities on the others by
the semi-official figures sent to the two
State committees, the result is found to be:
S. M. Taylor, Republican, for Secretary of
State, 956 plurality. On the electoral
ticket, Danford, Republican, has 993 plur
ality over Seward, Democrat, and 2,292
more votes than any other Republican
elector. There is an average plurality of
1,097 for the Republican electors. Seward,
Democrat, has 1,299 votes more than the
average Republican plurality, and has 2,380
votes more than the other Democratic
The Fayette county election wrangle
reached the Supreme Court, to-night, by
County Chairman Ace Gregg, Republican,
filing a petition in mandamus to compel
the election board to complete the abstract
and certify it to the Secretary of State.
The Court allowed the writ, and it was
made returnable Monday. The Democratic
members of the board" will not accept re
turns made to tbem as proper, and ref.ue to
sign the official abstract. If compelled to,
it will elect Shearer, Republican, Circuit
Judge, and then a contest in the usual way
will follow in the Senate.
A motion to advance the Iden-Gaumer
Senatorial contested election case was to
day argued in the Supreme Court, and al
lowed from the bench. The case comes up
irom xiicKing county, and it is desired to
dispose of the same before the Legislature
HOW PENNSYLVANIA VOTED.
"With Only Cambria County Missing Harri
son's Plurality Is 03,747.
Haemsbubg, Hoy. 17. Special.
Cambria is the only county whose official
vote for President has not been received at
the State Department Semi-officially it is
reported as having cast 6,23) votes for
Cleveland and 6,020 for Harrison. With it
included there were polled for Harrison
510,011, a decrease of 10.0S0 as compared
with the vote obtained by him in 1888, and
for Cleveland 452,204, an increase of 5.609
in excess ot his vote four years ago. The
Prohibition vote increased from 20.947 in
1888 to 25,011.
The aggregate vote polled for President
in all the counties, except that received by
the Prohibitionists, People's party and
Socialistic-Labor party in Cambria, aggre-
trtttae 1 OHO TQH . nl... K 1 ftO ,... ,1.
mc,a A,wA.,fuu, au juumsc j u,iwi u,c hue
Presidental vote of 1883. The failure to
mark the ballots correctly cost the second
and subsequent electors on the several
tickets in the aggregate 7.877 votes, which
were not counted because the required mark
wfs placed opposite the 'name of the first
electors instead of opposite the party name.
The People's party polled 8,567 votes and
the Socialist-Labor" party 887. Harrison's
plurality is 63,747, a decrease from that re
ceived by him in 1888 of 15.71L The total
vote cast for President this year is only
one-half of 1 per cent over thatof fouryears
ago, while the increase from 1884 to 1888
was nearly 10 per cent.
MRS. LEASE FOR SENATOR.
Good Authority for Her Eligibility if She
Topeka, KAir., Nov. 17. The opinion
exists here that stranger things might hap
pen than the election of Mrs. Mary E.
Lease as United States Senator from Kan
sas. A. L. Williams, general attorney for
the Union Pacific, said to-day: "I know
of no reason why Mrs. Lease should not be
a Senator. There is nothing to prevent it
except the popular idea that a Senator
should be a man."
David Overmeyer Baid: "I hardly know
what would be done if she were elected.
Mrs. Lease would make a good Senator if
she could be seated."
J. W. Adi, United States District At
torney said: "The question would have to
be settled on a contest. Mrs. Lease is cer
tainly entitled to the place. She is the
leader of all the Populists."
Seth Hahn, Judge-elect of this district,
said: "As I think of it now I don't see
why Mrs. Lease should not be a Senator."
Mrs. Lease's candidacy for the Senate
has become a serious reality. She is
fixing wires for the place, and her popular
ity with the rank and file of the party will
give her at least an equal chance with other
aspirants, especially as there seems to be
no constitutional disqualification.
A MUDDLE IN WEST VIRGINIA,
The County Commissioners Have a Month's
Work on the Recounts.
Wheeling, W. "Va., Nov. 17. .spe
cial The County Commissioners have be
gun the canvass oi the vote cast last
week. It is found that scarcely a precinct
has returned its vote strictly in compliance
with the requirements of the new ballot
Some of the irregularities are amazing.
For example, voters were allowe d to cast
as ballots the sheets of instruction posted
in the voting booths. Recounts have been
demanded on Legislative and Senatorial
candidates, and the board will be busy for
a month on the recounts.
NEWS TO JUSTICE FIELD.
He Is Surprised to Hear From California
That Ho Means to Resign.
Washington, Nov. 17. Justice Field,
of the United States Supreme Court, was
to-day shown the published statement com
ing from California to the effect that he in
tended to retire from the Supreme Bench in
time to prevent the naming of his successor
by President Cleveland.
Justice Field read the statement care
fully and remarked to the Associated Press
representative: "That is news to me."
Further than that .he had nothing to say.
New Jersey's Official Vote.
Trenton, N. J., Nov. 17. The official
returns have been received by the Secre
tary of State from all the counties, and the
work of verifying and compiling them is
now being done. They show the plurality
ot the Democratic Presidental electors to
be 14,865, and Judge Werts plurality over
Kcan, the Republican candidate for Gover
nor, to be 6,709.
Eewls McComas Gets His Job.
Washington, Nov. 17. The President
to-day appointed Lewis McComas, of Mary-,
land, to be Associate Justice of the Supreme
Court of the District of Columbia, vice
Montgomery, resigned. .
Sent to Pittsburg for Use at
Homestead Before the
STAETED ON THEIR WAY.
Interesting Information Elicited at
the Senatoral Hearing
NOW BEING HELD IN CHICAGO.
States Tliat Only Allow County Residents to
Act as Officers
ABE NEVER INYADED BY PIXKERT0N8
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Chicago, Nov. 17. Relations between
Chicago' detectives and organized labor re
ceived a preliminary overhauling to-day.
The Senatorial Committee which was ap
pointed to investigate the methods of
private detective firms in connection with
labor troubles began its session at the
Grand Pacific Hotel, and at once proceeded
to the examination of witnesses.
The only members present were Senators
Gnllinger, of New Hampshire, and Pe0er,
of Kansas. Senators Hansboro, of North
Dakota; Felton, of California; White, of
Louisiana, and Hill, of New York, were
unable to attend.
Frank Murray, Superintendent of the
Chicago agency of the Pinkerton service,
was the first witness. He was asked as to
the Pinkerton oiganization, its scope, its
officers and its objects. Some of these
questions the witness was unwilling to an
swer, and he referred the committee to
Captain Patrick Foley, and gave them a
card to indicate the number and the loca
tions of the several arms of the service.
Always Prepared for Strike Cases.
After explaining the specific objects of
the watch, detective patrol and special
branches of the work done by the Pinker
tons, Mr. Murrav was examined thus, in
detail, by Mr. Pe'ffer:
"Does tha agency keep on band arms and
ammunition for such cases as the recent
"What kind of arms?"
"Winchester rifles and revolvers. Oar
detectives are not armed except when they
are on special duty."
"Does the agency do Carnegie's work?"
"Well, we give corporations special rates,
because we do work for them."
"Where do you collect your men for
"We advertise for them, or call for them
from special lists, which we keep."
Guns Shipped to Pittsburg in Advance.
"Would you exercise as much care in
selecting men for such service as in the de
tective or natrol departments?"
"Yes, sir. We require reference as to
character, and in the detective department
we are very exacting. "
"What is the usual wages for men in
strike" cases?" "
"Fifteen dollars a week and expenses,
subsistence and traveling expenses. Of
course officers get' more."
"Did vou send men irom Chicago to
"How do you find men on strike to work
"We engage them simply for the emer
gency;." 'Did yon ever know of your men being
employed by political bodies?"
"Were arms transmitted to Pittsburg or
to Homestead in advance of the men?"
"Yes, sir. They were sent in advance
Some States Don't See Plnkertons.
Assistant Superintendent Robertson was
then interrogated. "Has the legality ot
your operations been considered?" was
"Yes, sir. In some States men cannot be
sworn in as deputies unless they are resi
dents of the county in which they are re
quired. In those States we do not oper
ate." Charles M. French, Superintendent of the
Thiel Detective Agenoy, was the next wit
ness. He was emphatic in his declaration
that his agency never 'sent out armed men.
At the afternoon session the following
witnesses were examined: Matt W. Pink
erton and R. K. Pinkertou, proprietors,
and H. C. Deveraux, Superintendent of the
United States Detective Agency at 204
Clark street; Charles Ranke, First Sergeant
Company E, Columbia Guards; Frank C.
Newell, foreman of the electrical engineer
ing department of the World's Fair, and
Samuel Richards, a member of the Amalga
mated Association ot Steel and Iron Work
ers, employed in the converting works of
the Illinois Steel Company, at South Chi
cago. The Agency Not a Chartered Concern.
Matt W. Pinkerton said his agency was
not chartered, but a partnership affair,
with but one office, that in Chicago.
"Do you keep a stock of fireams?"
"I think we have about two dozen re
volvers which we purchased during the
Anarchist trouble in 1885."
"Under what circumstances are detec
tives warranted in discharging firearms?"
"Only in self-defense. They are so in
structed when they are employed."
"Are the men you send on strike duty
organized in companies, with officers?"
Mr. Pinkerton was questioned in regard
to the sort of work his agency generally
did. His men, he said, were' frequently
called upon to enter manufacturing es
tablishments as workmen to find out what
was going on among the workmen and what
their sentiment was as to the probability of
a strike. On such occasions reports were
made to the central office, containing names
of dissatisfied workmen and other infor
mation. 'Copies of these were sent to the
proprietors of the establishments. On one
occasion a strike on the Chicago and Alton
Railroad was averted by a general increase
of wages, it having been ascertained that
the general feeling among the employes of
the road was for a strike if the wages were
The investigation will be continued to
morrow. A CHANCE FOE DELaMAJEB.
Judge Henderson at Meadvllle Grants an
Arrest of Judgment
Meadvtlle, Nor. 17. In the matter of
the Commonwealth against G. W. Dela
mater, on motion lor a new trial and arrest
of judgment, Judge Henderson filed an
opinion to-day granting arrest of judgment
on account of defects contained in the in
dictment A Hospital for the Criminal Insane.
Philadelphia, Nov. 17. In view of
the recent disclosures that there are a num
ber of insane convicts confined in the East
ern Penitentiary here, the State Board of
Charities will petition the Legislature to
appropriate a sum to erect 'a hospital' for
the criminal insane.
STARVED INTO SINNING.
Remarkable Statement of a Deposed Min
isterThe Church Forced Him, He Says,
to Seek Bad Company, by Falling io
Feed Him-A Sensation Promised.
Denver, Colo., Nov. 17. Special
Bev. Alexander A. Watson, a Presbyterian,
preacher who came from the Fast some
years ago, was recently charged with im
moral conduct His caie was considered by
the Denver Presbytery and the following
resolution was adopted:
"Whereas, theftev.Alexander A. 'Watson,
upon his own confession, is guilty of un
ministerial and Immoral conduct as charged,
ho Is hereby suspended from the office of
the gospel ministry and from church privi
leges, with the understanding that unless at
the expiration of one year he gives satisfac
tory evidence of repentanco and reforma
tion he shall be deposed or excommunicated
without further trial.
This afternoon Rev. Watson called upon
your correspondent and made a statement
as to the cause of his downfall, which he
attributed to a lack of nourishment and
hunger. He told how his congregation
paid him a miserable pittance, and con
Time sped on, and with it my exohequer
became "low. I became so mneh reduced
that I was almost destitute. Oftentimes I
knew not where I would And anything to
eat and was glad betimes to eat at the hands
of one or other of my present accusers.
Some days I had scarcely anything whero
wlth to appease my hunger. At length it
seemed as it a way of escape from this lite
of want had been opened up.so In connection
with my clerical labois I accepted the Janl-
torsnip at a meuicui insiiiuio. a numuer
of the men and women that attended 'the
institute led an immoral life, and often
would visit the place late at night nnd revel
among the skeletons. When 1 threatened to
expose them they offered me liquids, which
I foolishly drank, and then they gloated
ovor my downfall.
Rev. Watson gives the names of the men
and women, and is preparing a grand ex
pose. ROW AT THE HORSE SHOW.
A Son-ln-Law of the Late August Belmont
Struck by Robert Neville.
New York, Nov. 17. Special "I did
not mean to punish him physically. I
meant to insult him. If I had intended to
punish him physically he would be in the
Emergency Hospital now." This was said
by Robert Neville, of Washington, Master
of the Hounds of the Dunblane Hunt Club,
of Washington. The man of whom he spoke
is Samuel S. Howland, a son-in-law of the
late August Belmont, member of the Union
and Knickerbocker Clubs, of this city.
Neville struck Mr. Howland at the horse
show in Madison Square Garden to-day.
Howland says he was struck before lie
knew Neville was near him, while Neville
says not Neville was stopped by an attend
ant and waited for the officers, who took
him back to the secretary's box and asked
Mr. Howland if he would prefer charges
against his assailant
Neville said to the reporters: "The
trouble grew out of some correspondence
between Mr. Howland pnd L He was
the executor of the estate of Perry Dray
ton. I owed his estate a sum of money. I
offered to pay the sum to Mr. Howland, and
I have the check which I sent Mr. How
land, but which, for some reason I do not
understand, he declined to receive." At
the police court Neville was held lor a fur
FOUR-TRACKED TO PITTSBURG.
The Work of Betterment to Be Poshed All
Along the Great P. B. It
Philadelphia,- Nov. 17. Contracts
Just-givenby the PerinsylvHw Railroad
Company indicate great improvements all
along the line. The principal work will be
in the construction and enlargement of the
bridges so as to accommodate four tracks
between Philadelphia and Altoona. This
work is to be completed not later than
February and everything is to be in run
ning order by the 15th of March. Arrange
ments have also be made for the changing
of the line from a two-track to a four-track
road between Bird-in-Hand and Big Cones
toga. This work will bo rapidly pushed to
Chief Engineer Brown and his assistants
of the Pennsylvania. Railroad Company
have, during the last year, been making a
number of surveys along the line of this
road between Philadelphia and Pittsburg.
A number of sharp curves have been taktn
out, and where it has been feasible the
number of tracks has been increased, so
that, when the above work has been com
pleted the road will be a four-track one
from Jersey City to Pittsburg.
A Cleveland Jndge Nullities a Law That
Tempts Officials to Bo Dishonest.
Cleveland, Nov. 17. Judge George B.
Solders, of the Court of Common Pleas, de
livered a far-reaching opinion to-day in the
case of the County Treasurer against the
estate of Charles Hickox, deciding that the
law which gives the County Auditor 4 ptjr
cent for putting omitted taxes on the du
plicate, and also making him the judge as
to whether or not it should go on, tends to
dishonesty. Judge Solders said:
Until men become perfect, a ptatuto like
this should not receive Judicial approba
tion. The auditor under it is called to de
cide Judicially a question, whern to decide
it one way means 4 por cent for himself, and
to decide it the other way, nothing what
ever. I cannot sanction It. It tends toward
corruption. The court must not he under
stood in assuming that any officer would be
dishonest. The presumption of honesty
must be with every man in every Judicial
proceeding; but the inevitable and logical
conclusion regarding the statute now be
fore the court is that its tendenev is to dis
tinctly weaken the honest discharge of
HEAVY SNOW OUT WEST.
A Storm Which Knocks Oat tho Wires,
bat Saves Winter Wheat.
Kansas City, Nov. 17. A furious snow
storm prevailed in Kansas and Missouri to
day. The principal damage was to the
telegraph companies. The storm began
with a heavy rain which turned into a wet,
heavy snow early in the morning. It
covered the wires with a heavy burden nnd
then it began to freeze. Soon a heavv wind
sprang up, and, increasing to a gale, car
ried down overburdened wires as If thev
had been, thread, taking the poles with
them. AU communication by wire east and
west of Kansas City was cut off from 8
A. II. to 1 p. m. The snow varied from one.
to five inches in different parts of the
States. The heavy fall of snow has saved
the winter wheat
Dispatches from various points in Iowa
tell of a heavy snow storm in that State,
the flakes falling to a depth of about six
inches. Street car traffic is greatly impeded
and telegraph wires are down. There
seems no prospect of a let-up.
INDIANA GLASS MEN IN LINE.
They Agree to Beduce Their Output and
Increase Prices 10 Per Cent
MUNCIE, Ind., Nov. 17. Special The
Indiana division of the Western Association
of Glass Manufacturers met in this city to
day, and agreed to make a 10 per cent raise
on all bottles and close all factories from
the ICth of January to the 30th. They also
agreed to recommend a reduction ot output
and an increase of price at the national
meeting, to be held at Chicago the 29th of
There are 630 pots in Indiana, and 90 per
cent of them were represented by the 30
18. ' 1892.
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Mixed Snrpliced Choir Not
lowed to Sing in Jersey.
TBE MEN MAY WEAR VESTMENTS,
Int All the Ladies llnst Sit In and Sing
From Front Seats.
THE CONGREGATION GREATLY EXCITED
rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TOT DISPATCII.
Jeesey City, N. J., Nov. 17. There is
some trouble and much sorrow in Christ
Protestant Episcopal Church, on Claremont
avenue, this city. The rector, Rev. Stephen
H. Battin, built the edifice in which the
congregation worships. Among the most
active female workers connected with the
church is Miss Kate Battin, the rector's
daughter. She takes a lively interest in
the affairs of the church, and has a! way 3
been anxious to improve its condition
temporal, religious and musical.
Some time ago' Miss Battin suggested tho
establishment of a mixed and surpliced
vestry choir. Mr. Battin gave his sanction
and the congregation readily adopted the
idea. Ten male and ten female voices were
selected and put in training. Miss Bat
tin purchased the materials and personally
superintended the making of ten snow
white surplices for the female choristers,
and ten caps were bought. The male
choristers supplied their own outfit
The Bishop Opposes the Plan.
The innovation was expected to prove at
tractive. The first public appearance of the
mixed choir was set down for Tuesday
night, but it has not yet taken place. It
seems that some one went to Bishop Starkey
and told him what was being done in Christ
Church. It is said that the information
was conveyed to the Bishop three days be
fore the proposed public performance, but
he made no sign until Tuesday. Then he
sent to Mr. Battin a telegram "in which he
not only forbade the appearance ot the
capped-and-surpliced young ladies in the
chancel, but he even went so far as to pro
hibit them from sitting in church in the
The men, said Bishop Starkey, might
wear what they pleased. Vestments were
for men, not for women. In the street wo
men might assume men's garments if they
wished; they might wear coats, hats, shirts
and even suspenders, if they felt inclined,
but a halt must be called when women un
dertook to don surplices in a church. He
had no objection to the blending of male
and female voices; he believed it would be
productive of harmony and improved sing
ing; but the ladies could not be permitted
to enter the chancel. Garbed in ordinary
costume they might sit in the front seats
and siug from there.
Feeling Among tho Congregation.
The young ladies philosophically ac
cepted the situation. The Bishop's word
was law and they laid aside their caps and
gowns and they sal in and sang Irom the
front seats as directed. But there is con
siderable feeling over the matter among the
Members of the church do not believe
that the chancel will be desecrated by the
appearance of women within the railing.
They say that St. Giles' Church in New
York City 10 years ago introduced a mixed
choir that sings from the chancel in cap and
surplice and that only good effects followed
the introduction. Tney also mention other
instances and quote many authorities in
favor of the innovation proposed in their
church, but thus far no protest has been
made to the Bishop regarding his action.
A LABOR FIFTH WHEEL.
Tonngstown Toilers Want the Iron Work
ers' Union Abandoned as Superfluous.
YoungstowJt, Nov. 17. Sfecial A
gigantic movement is afoot here to have
the National Union of Iron and Steel'
Workers abandoned for the best interests
of the Amalgamated Association, and, as
is claimed, for the benefit of iron and steel
workers In geueral. It is asserted that
many ol" the finishers have not joined the
new association and are opposed to it
Lodge No. 14, ajmhi Amalgamated Asso
ciation, this atteBn issued a call tor a
.meeting here nexMsaturday, and they in
vite all finishers to attend. It is expected
that President Garland and other promi
nent officials of the Amalgamated Associa
tion witl attend. It is the general senti
ment among the Association men and many
outsiders in the iron and steel business that
the Union and the Association will not ex
ist together, and that the establishment and
maintenance of the former can only operate
to the injury of both.
Vlllard Arter n Foreign Mission.
New York, Nov. 17. SpteiaL Henry
Vlllard, who, it is asserted, is anxious to
secure a foreign mission, to-night gave a
dinner at Sherry's to President-elect Cleve
land and several friends. ' Short speeches
wert made by all present.
NEW CASTLE IN A PANIC.
Every Citizen Spending a Sleepless Night to
Guard His Property Firebugs Start Five
Blazes Before Midnight and Beturns
Aro Not Yet All In.
New Castle, Nov. 17. Special New
Castle has been in the hands of firebugs
since early in the evening until now, at
midnight, the people are thoroughly terror
stricken. Few ot the householders, par
ticularly in the central part, of the town,
will sleep in their beds to-night and the
citizens will constitute an impromptu police
and fire patrol force until another day.
The fire department was called oiit by a
blaze in Castle alley at 9:30. The depart
ment bad successfully disposed of the fire
when another alarm was rung in at 10:15.
The second fire, though unimportant, being
also incendiary, served to arouse the city.
There was a general feeling that something
more was coming, and it came.
At 11 o'clock the call sounded for a fire
on George street, whern miscreants had
fired a keg factory. The work was begin
ning to tell on the department, and people
paled again when the report spread rapidly
that the third fire was also incendiary.
Before the fire department had left the
third blaze, the big Leslie House was dis
covered, in flames, and this fire created a
panic. Watchers are being stationed in the
business places, and private property
owners were on guard in their own prem
ises. The Leslie House fire was choked
only in time for the department to be
called to burning stables on the premises of
Mrs. Keller, and at this moment the fire
men are working to save adjoining prop
erty. WOULD LEGALIZE POOLS.
Tho Inter-State Commerce Commission
May Try to Amend the Law,
Kansas City, Nov. 17 The railroads
of the Western States will probably form a
traffic pool. At least the Inter-State Com
merce Commission is said to be endeavor
ing to obtain the opinions of prominent
railroad officials with a view to presenting
a hill to Congress, amending ths inter-State
commerce law, if the said opinions are
The railroad men above mentioned have
received a letter from the Inter-State Com
merce Commission, with a request to avoid
publicity. The latter says the commission
is seriously considering the advisability of
recommending to Congress the adoption of
an amendment to too inier-staie commerce
law, providing for the legalizing of pooling
traffic among railroads on condition that
they properly report the same to the com
mission. The letter asks the opinion of
traffic managers, etc., as to the benefit
which could be derived by the shippers
who are now working under the disad
vantages of secret cut rates. The letter,
also, implies that if the majority of the
answers arc favorable an amendment to the
law will be offered at the next session of
FREIGHT RATES RESTORED.
Trunk Line Presidents In Session at New
York Bury the Hatchet.
New York, Nov. 17. The trunk line
Presidents, in connection with representa
tives of the Central Traffic Association,
took an important step to-day toward the
restoration and permanent maintenance of
freight rate3. A resolution was passed, de
claring that both cast and westbound
freight rates between New York and Chi
cago shall be restored to the basis of 75
cents per 100 pounds first class December
1, and full power was given to Commis
sioner J. F. Goddard and A. F. Walker,
Chairman of the defunct Western Traffic
Association, to see that each road received
its just proportion of the westbound traffic
Commissioner Goddard has primary
power to adjust the proportionate rates and
arrange differentials, and if he falls to give
satisfaction Mr. Walker will add the
weight of his experience and judgment to
a final settlement of the matter in dispute.
In relation to eastbound rates from Chicago
and St. Louis to New York, the same
powers were conferred on Commissioners
Goddard and Blanchard and Mr. Walker.
A strong sentiment prevailed in the meet
ing to put rates lor freight on an equitable
basis and keep them there.
NO TREASURY DEFICIT.
Secretary Foster Insists That the National
Finances Are All Bight.
Washington, Nov. 17. The heavy
pension payments this month, amounting to
nearly 515,000,000, and the unexpected fall
ing ott in Government receipts have reduced
the cash balance of the Treasury to 527,650,
000, nearly all of which is either in sub
sidiary silver or on deposit with national
bank". A still further decline is expected
before the end of the month, but it will un
doubtedly be checked very shortly by a
natural increase in the revenues.
Secretary' Fo.ter said to-day that, not
withstanding the recent unusually heavy
drains on the Treasury, and the tact that
the sugar bounty for the year will amount
to nearly f 10,0i0,000, against $7,000,000 for
the previous year, he was confident that
there will b'e no deficit in the national
finances during the present fiscal year.
Fall aniComplBta reports each day
in THE DK&ATCH of the trial of tiu
HomesWid man, commencing
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 19.
Laborers and Mechanics Make
Applications for 'Their
MET BY MANAGER SCHWAB.
Amalgamated lien Hold a Meeting
and Decide to Remain Firm,
An Anxious, Exciting: Day in the Steel
Borough Loner and Earnest Sessions
Held by the Locked-Out Workers
Officials Decline to Discuss the Situa
tionMerchants and, Real Estate Men
Feel the Effect of the Loner Siege
Workmen of the Beaver VaUey Criti
cise Storekeepers for Petitioning' the
Carnegie Company to Start Its
Works Reports From New Castle
That Amalgamated MOn Are Going to
The result of the secret ballot regarding
the declaring off of the strike taken in the
meeting of the Amalgamated lodges in
Homestead yesterday afternoon was a per
fect landslide for those who wanted to con
tinue ont By a majority of over 100 it
was decided not to allow anyone by au
thority to return to work. The proposals
of the Laborers and Mechanics' Committee
were met with opposition and they were
told they would not be released from their
obligation. The result cast dismay into
the hearts of those who were confident that
the result would be entirely the opposite
and the less radical who thought that the
laborers and mechanics would at least be
released of their obligation and be per
mitted to return to work. President Gar
land made an earnest address at the close
of the meeting, in which he gently criti
cised the action of the men.
The people of Homestead have perhaps
not been under such a strain as they were
yesterday since the memorable fight of July
6. 'J hat something was about to take place
nobody could doubt; it was in the air. Tha
property owners and those doing business
in the little town were the most anxious.
They fully realized what the continuance of
the strike meant to the town, both finan
cially and commercially.
Three Hundred Vacant Houses.
Already houses are being vacated, a real
estate man giving as a low estimate that 330
good houses are now unrcnted. Before the
strike good houses were at a premium it
was hard to find any vacant in town. Of
course this does not at present affect the
value of real estate; only the rentals are de
creased, but if this continues there is no
doubt that property will depreciate greatly.
A Sheriff's notice has been placed upon
thee door of Snogler'a business place, which,
although not a very expensive business
bouse, had its effect in showing the peopls
how affairs were going.
A secret meeting of the laborers and me
chanics was booked for yesterday momintr.
No one, not even the members of the Amal
gamated Association with the exception of
its officers, was allowed into Eintracht Hall,
where the meeting was held. From 10
o'clock till 1:30 the men remained discuss
ing the advisability of returning to work.
Details of the proceedings were very diffi
cult to obtain, the men being reticent about
giving anything for publication. President
Garland declared after the meeting that no
decisive action had been taken. It was
simply a meeting for the expression ot in
dividual sentiment and opinion. Ex-President
William Weihe gave the same account
of the meeting.
Appealing to the Amalgamated.
It was, however, rumored on the street
that a secret ballot had been taken and cer
tain resolutions were passed upon to be pre
sented to the meeting of the Amalgamated
lodges in the afternoon for their approval,
which asked that they release the mechanic
nnd the laborers from their obligations and
allow them to retnrn to work if they saw
fit It was further averred by some of tho
men in attendance at the meeting that it
was no longer a matter of getting the con
sent of the Amalgamated Association to
their resolutions, but whether these were
passed affirmatively or not the workers
which were represented would return any
how. This was partly verified during the
afternoon, for during that period Man
ager Schwab's office was besieged br
hundreds ot Slavs and Hungarian laborers
who were scrambling over one another in
their wild desire to get ahead of each other
in line to apply for their old positions.
There could be no doubting the anxiety of the
men. It was plainly written on all their
faces. In order to facilitate matters Mana
ger Schwab and his assistants handled the
men in blocks of five as it were. Five or
ten men would be let in and after being
disposed of their places would immediately
be filled by a like number of the ones in
waiticg. Over 300 applications were filed
and 150 were immediately put to work.
Interest In the Afternoon Meeting,
The interest taken in the outcome of the
morning's meeting by the locked-out men
wa3 only exceeded by that of the afternoon's
meeting. This meeting had been post
poned until 4 o'clock 10 tbat the men could
attend the funeral of Patrick Gilleck.
Long before the hour set crowds of earnest,
anxious men began to gather around the
hall. It was a secret meeting of all tha
Amalgamated lodges and each one who
passed the three doorkeepers was required
to whisper the password.
As the evening advanced the crowd of
waiting men became much larger. It was
evident that a matter of great importance
was being well considered before being
acted upon. No hasty action, bnt calm de
liberation before any step should be taken.
Every person realized what waa being
weighed in the balances, and attempted to
get some little inkling as to the way in
which the tide was going. Sapper time
came and still the meeting was on. Wait
ing nnd watching, the men on the outside
did not think of eating supper had
no place in their minds when
their means of living for tho future
were being considered. Every now and then
a cheer could be heard from the Inside;
then again a decided "are." Tha manner
in which these were given signified that tha
men who were on the inside were decided
on whatever v,iew they were taking of the
No One Wanted to Talk.
About 7:30 the door burst open and out
swarmed a mass of humanity, each one with
such an impassive face that one could not
determine whether they were pleased or