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THJE AIlGUtt. FRIDAY, JULY 31, 1891.
His Decision as to Tin Plate
Workers Doesn't Go. :',
JHEDBBTGHAUS MUST TAKE EISES.
No Binding Judgment To Be Given I'ntil
an Actual Cut Is Freiwiit'l and the
Subject Thoroughly Examined The
Resignation of Krliardt and Its Effect
National Politic Secretary Foster
Talk Freely Competitive Examina
tion la the Postofllce Department
Morgan Satisfies Archbishop Ireland.
Washington-, July 81. Secretary. Foster
has sent a reply to Mr. Xiedrinplaaus, of
St. Louis, which supersedes and sets aside
the decision of Mr. Owen,- the superin
tendent of immigration, in his racent let
ter to Mr. NieUringhaus favorable to the
employment of alien laborers in the" tin
plate industry. The letter is dated July
29, 1891, and says: "Replying to your let
ter of the 21st inst.. In which you ask, on
behalf of the St. Louis Stamping com
pany, whether you must go through any
particular form to import skilled labor
for your tin-plate mills, I have the honor
to say t hat no regulations have been issued
by this department prescribing forms re-
lating to that subject It is not the prac
tice of this department to express opin
ions or to make advanced rulibg on hy
pothetical questions that may possibly
Referred to the Law In the Case.
"But lest you miuht draw improper In
ferences of permission from the above an
swer to your question, your attention is
called to the fifth section of the act en
titled. 'An act to prohibit the importation
and migration of foreigners and aliens un
der contract and agreement to perform la
bor in the United States, its territories,
and the District of Columbia,' approved
Feb. 2t, 1885, and the suggestion is made
that I am not prepared ut this 'time, and
with the data before me, to express any
opinion as to whether skilled labor for the
St. Louis Stamping company cannot be
otherwise obtained than by the importa
tion of alien laborers. I do not under
stand that it was the purpose of the hon
orable superintendent of immigration in
his recent letter to you to express auy
opinions other than those involved above."
THE POLITICAL CHESS BOARD.
Comment as to the Influence of Erhardt's
Washington-. July Si. One of the best
kept political secrets on record is the res
ignation of Collector Krliardt, of New
York, which, instead of being sent on
only the other day, had been in President
Harrison's hands for six weeks liefore the
fact of the resignation was allowed to
transpire. Secretary Foster was much
tickled Wednesday when reporter? called
upon him to inquire about that "ru
mored" resignation of Erhardt. Yesterdry
when asked if, the resignation really was
in hand so long, he saiil: -i'es, his resig
nation was in the president's hands liefore
I went out to Ohio." Erhardts state
ment of why he resigned contains the as
sertion that the New York custom house
is run "at the dictation of a private indi
vidual," and the wiseacres here immedi
ately named the "private individual" Hon.
Thomas Li. Piatt, of New York.
As Viewed by Politicians.
Politicians see in the appointment of
Fassett a shrewd political move to insure
a Harrison representation inside the na
tional executive committee.and at the same
time offset the retirement of Quay and
Dudley. They say that by selecting Fas
sett, who is a member of the national Re
publican committee, for collector at New
York the president secures representa
tion in the committee, and at the saiae
time secures a man who will be satisfac
tory to Hiscock and Piatt in New YorK,
and make the chances Of a Harrison dele
gation from New York very much im
proved. Ail this carries with it the idea
that Piatt secured Fassett's appointment.
Piatt Tint K mining the Office. ,
"Were' the reasons assigned the same
which he ErlmrdtJ gave to the press
last night?" a reporter asked Secretary
"Substantially the same. He had an
idea that Mr. Piatt was interfering with
the appointments of subordinates in the
custom house. I don't know just what
special ground he based this complaint on.
3J.r. Plutt has not interfered in
anything of the sort since I be
came secretary of the treasury. I
fancy the feeling between the two gentle
men was of long standing. The reason
why the resignation was made final oc
curred, however, after the collector's let
ter had been in the president's hands for
some time. I refer to the cutting down of
the custom house force.
Had to Cut Duwn Expenses.
"We were obliged, on account of the re
fusal of congress to make adequate appro
priations, to economize on ell sides. We
entered into correspondence right and left,
and the collectors generally Jto whom we
applied siguilied their willingness to sub
mit to reductions. Colonel Erhardt stoo J
out, however, asserting that he could not
get aiong with a smaller force and do t ie
business of his oflice properly. We sent
secial agents to investigate the matter,
aud on the strength of their report we rie
cided to reduce expenses iu New York by
some 180,000 a year. Colonel Erhardt took
this very much to heart, 1 believe."
Fassett Pushed by Nobody.
"Is Mr. Fassett still Mr. Piatt's choice
for the office "
"Mr. Fassett's appointment was decided
on by the president, to the best of my
knowledge, without anybody pusbiug
him. The president has had him in mind
for some time, has canvassed his merits
fully, and has appointed him because he
regards him as the best man for the
The New Illinois Member.
The selection of William 'Campbell as
the Illinois member of the national execu
tive committee creates considerable
stir here. It is generally conceded by
politicians that Campbell will be at least
an anti-Harrison man and probably a
Blaine man, though for Culloui as a mat
ter of local pride. This movemeut offsets
to a considerable extent the move made by
the president Wednesday iu the appoint
ment of Fassett, as it makes one more
sure anti-Harrison man in the commit
tee. POSTOFFICE EXAMINATIONS.
Application of Wanauiaker's Civil Serv
ice Refoviu Rules.
Washington, Juy 31. The first com
petitive examination for promotions in the
postofGce department under the postmas
ter general's recent order took place yes
terday. There were twenty-three candi
dates, at salaries from to 900, who
tot k the examination for promotion to a
lsXlclekshipjthere being one vacancy
in ifbtBtei', rbe greater portion of the
candidates were women. To-day twenty
set en candidates were examined for va
cancies from $900 to $1,000. The character
of he examination is more severe icr the
grt des above $1,300 than it is for those be
low. To-morrow the first series of exami
ne ions will be concluded by the examina
tion of candidates from the effice of the
firs t assistan t postmaster general and the
office of the chief inspector.
The Postmaster General Present.
. Tlie applicants were given confidence
yesterday by the presence and personal en
cot ragement of the postmaster general,
whj showed his sympathy with the sys
tem which he has put into operation in
the interest of the large body of clerks of
all grades, who hereafter have the pos
itite assurance that their advancement
defends solely upon the results of these
conipetitiveexaminations and on their rec
ords as kept in the several offices in which
they are employed.
Tel low Envelope Iay in the Census Oflice.
Washington, July 31. Today is what
is known as "yellow envelope" day in the
cenis office. No less than 900 of these
envelopes were distributed, each one con
taining a brief announcement that the
services of t he person named are no longer
req lired by Uncle Sam. It is not oft-n
tha- such a large discharge takes place at
one time in a government department; in
fact, not oftener than once in ten years,
whi n the census office, beginning with a
fort e of one or two, rapidly swells and ex
pau is until within the space of a year the
clerical force numbers over 3,000. As the
bus ness of the office is gradually disposed
of the contraction of the force begins.
Morgan and Archbishop Ireland.
Washington, July SI. Archbishop Ire
land, of St. Paul, had a long and pleasant
interview with Commissioner Morgan
yesterday in regard to the late contro
versy between the commissioner and the
board of Roman Catholic Indian missions.
The archbishop expressed himself as sat
isfied with the commissioner's plan of con
tracting direct wit h the Koman Catholic
schools for the education of the Indians.
The commissioner assured the archbishop
that no discrimination would be maUe
aga:nst Koman Catholic schools during
his I'dministration, and that they would
receive a large increase iu the appropria
tion for those institutions.
That roble Resignation Again.
Washington, July 31. Secretary No
ble's resignation is in the hands of the
pres dent. Mr. Noble is not here to con
firm this announcement he is at Rich
field Springs, N. Y. but the information
conu from such a source that its truth
is ac pted. It can be said that the sec
retary retires from the cabinet with the
best of feeling between the president and
Rig Hutch of Indian Claims.
W vshington, Juiy 31. The act of con
gress providing f .t the adjudication of In
dian depredation claims by the federal
cour- of claims will throw a iarge amount
of bt siness on that body. Already more
than 3,;iO0 cases have been filed, and it is
believed that this number will be in
creased to 4,000 or 4.&00 before the court
convenes in October.
Southern State Coal Statistics.
Washington, July 31. According to a
census bulletin the money invested in coal
mini ig in Virginia, West Virginia, Ken-tuck;-,
Tennessee, Georgia, and North
Caro.ina is fca.'.'ia.lST, of which about 10,
500,0 is invested in West Virginia. The
total wage payment per year is fT,C32,115,
and number of men employed 21,015.
Gorntan Indorsed for Senator The Fell
State Ticket Selected.
Baltimoke, July 31. The Democratic
convention which met here yesterday, as
expetted, nominated Frank Brown for
governor aud Arthur P. Gorman for
Unifr-d Stntes Senator. The platform geu
erally denounces the present administra
tion i.ud the attempt to pass the "force"
bill, and tnanks Gorman for defeating
that lueasuie. The present tariff is de
clared one in the interest of monopoly and
combines, and a careful and thorough "re
vision" is demanded.
Upon the money question the platform
deola-es that no legislation that would
make gold or silver coin a commodity
shoulll enacted, but such as will keep
those two metals at equal exchangeable
value in the United States markets. Any
utten.pt to depreciate either metal is con
demn .-d. A resolution of sympathy with
the pt rsecuted Russian Jews was adopted,
and the Australian ballot system is ap
prove!. The full ticket is as "follows: Ft
goveraor. Frank Brown, of Carrol! coun
ty: fo-comptroller. Marion DeKalbSmi .,
of Ke.it; for attorney general, John t.
Poe, i f Baltimore City: for clerk of the
court of ap;eals, J. Frank Ford, of St.
The latest Kirtuui of the Alliance.
CLAVTON, Ga., July 31. Hugh Amersou
eloped with the daughter of Arty McGe
a proi linent farmer of Macou county, N.
C , an I was married to her at Persim
mons, in this county. When Amersoi,
who is a country storekeeper, began pay
ing attention to her the local Alliance
took action by passing resolutions that
girls should not overlook humble boys
who st uck to the plow for men who wore
"biled shirts." Amerson was forbidden
the house. He then planned an elopement
with t le result stated.
The Races at Chicago.
Chicago, July 31. At Garfield park
course yesterday the following horses were
winners: Ora, mile, 1:16; War Plot, 1
mile 0 yards, 1:47; Invercauld, 4! fur
longs, :55; Bonnie Boyd, 1 1-16 miles, 1:48;
Corinne, 6 furlongs, 1:U,; Rouser, i
At Hawthorne: Indus, mile, 1:31;
Maud iloward, mile, 1:05; Dungarven,
1 mil, 1:58; Good-Bye. 1 mile, 1:MS;
Leman, 1 1-10 miles, hurdle, 2:02.
Killed the Fireman.
Lexisgton, Ky. July 31. A construc
tion an i freight train seven miles from
this pi tee, on the Cincinnati Southern,
collided yesterday near Donerail station,
Sn a cur. Engineer Ben Carroll, of the
freight was seriously injured, and his fi .
man. William McKinley, was instantly
A Sew Soldiers' Home.
Locii.viLLE, July 31. The soldiers'
borne fur Union veterans, near this city,
was opt ned Wednesday. The main build
ing wil. accommodate fifty, and two large
wareho ases are being turned into bar
racks, which will give room for many
more. Only three entered Wednesday.
Their Release Reopens the Irish
TOO BIQ A BURDEN TOR 1TCABTHT,
Beside Rein a Thankless Task That His
Generosity Make Very Costly Dillon
Announces That He Is Fomenst the "Un
crowned King," Whose Enemies Threat
en to Fire Him Into a Horse Pond A
Protection Meeting at London Terri
ble Disaster in Japanese Waters For
London, July KL For the first time in
several months Irish affairs are the lead
ing topic here. The release from prison
of Dillon and O'Brien has started a crop
of rumors that is large in proportion to
the time that the two Heme Rulers have
been ont of politics, as it were. When
they were released there was a big crowd
to cheer them, part of which called on
them to stand by Parnell, and part to
abandon him. It is now stated on high
authority among (he McCarthyites that
Dillon will shortly be selected as leader of
the party. McCarthy has only been wait
ing for Billon's release to get rid of the
burden of the chairmanship, and devote
himself entirely to his favorite occupa
tion of literature.
McCarthy Too Cienerous.
His finances have suffered considerably
since he accepted the leadership by
calls upon his generosity, while his in
come has declined. From all parts of Ire
land appeals have come direct to McCar
thy for assistance in the cases of evicted
tenants and others, and although his mod
erate circumstances would have justified
a general refusal, yet his nat iral sympa
thies have led him to contribute beyond
his means. In return for all this, for the
first time in his life he has been subjected
to personal abuse, and his intimate friends
say that while too proud and patriotic to
openly acknowledge his disappointment,
he has been cured of his lifelong enthusi
asm for the National cause, at least so far
as wearing out the remainder of his career
in the task of Sisyphus.
Dillon Will Fight ramell.
Addresses were presented to Dillon and
O'Brien at A'hlone and Mallingar yester
day. Dillon, in responding, said "he be
lieved that in the near future there would
again be a united Irish party. At Dublin
an immense crowd of Parnellites and Mc
Carthyites cordially greeted the leaders,
who drove to Dillon's residence amid
cheers for Parnell. Dillon, in conversa
tion with representative McCarthyites,
promised that in the event of any Parnell
contest' in bye elections, he would inter
vene in support of the McCnrtbyite candi
date. O'Brien adheres to his intention to
take a period of rest for the completion of
his historical novel.
Threaten to Duck Fnrncll.
The latest talk of the anti-Parnellites is
that they will duck Parnell in a horse
pond if he dares to speak at Thurles next
Sunday, according to his announced in
tention. Archbishop Croke has iuvited
Dillon and O'Brien to be his guests at
Thurles. The horsep6nd programme may
not be carried out, especially as it is de
clared to be contingent on the consent of
Archbishop Croke, who is not likely to
agree to such a disposition, even tempor
arily, of Parnell. That there will lie dis
order at Thurles next Sunday there Is lit
tle doubt. The people there are almost to
a man devoted to the archbishop, and will
resent any allusion of an unfavorable
kind to the clergy.
BRITISH PROTECTIONISTS MEET.
A Newly Created Peer at a Fair Trade
London, July 31. There was quite a
protectionist demonstration at the Hotel
Metropole last night, the occasion being a
banquet igiven by the Fair Trade club to
Mr. Lister.tue Bradford millionaire plush
manufacturer, in celebration of his eleva
tion to the peerage under the titie
of Lord Masbam. There were
eighty guests, including all the lead
ing believers in a tariff for Eng
land's protection against foreign indus
tries. Lord Stanley, of Alderley, and
Lord Batamau were pre-ent, but there
were very lew members of the house
of commons. The speeches were stroncly
protectionist. A reception followed
which was attended by about 3u0 persons.
Got Away from Siberia.
BRESLAV, July 3L Jacob Koeton, who
was exiled to Siberia twerty-five years
ago for taking part in a Polish revolt, es
caped last Easter, and has just reached
this city, where he made himself known.
Though but 40 years of age his hair is
snow white nd his face a mass of wrink
les. He has lo.-t all his teeth, and bears
every mark of old age. He describes h's
sufferings during his long exile as agoniz
ing. He is wholly destitute, but is being
cared for by some friends.
Two Hundred and Sixty Lost at Sea.
San Francisco, July 31. Advices from
Yokohama .state that the following tele
gram, dated July 13, was received July 12:
"The steamer Tomae JIura, of Hakodate,
while returning from Suto with fUO labor
ers on board, came into collision with the
steamer Migoshi Maru off Shiragami. The
Tamae Maru immediately sank, with the
loss of 200 persons drowned and missing.
The captain and first officer aud sixty la
borers reached the shore."
The Rritish Federation Idea.
Ottawa, Ont., July 31. Lieutenant
Colonel Howard Vincent, secretary of the
United Empire Trade league, addressed
a largely attended meeting in the city hall
Wednesday night on the question of a
preferential trade arrangement between
Great Britain and her colonies. He was
No Romish Propaganda in Sweden.
Stockholm, July 81. The authorities
have given notice to the Roman Catholic
clergy that the law against making con
verts will be strictly enforced. The law
is said to have the general approval of the
people, especially in the interior of Swe
den, where religious prejudice is very
Bad News from Topotobampo.
Delphos, Kan., July 31. Ezra Com
fort and family have arrived from Topo
lobampo, having hurried home to escape
the tropic-fever. The 18-year-old son of
Mr. Comfort was stricken before starting
and died an hour aft-.'r reaching here.
Another son died at the colony. They
went out in April and report much suffer
ing among the colonists: - The thermome
ter has been 145 for two months and it is
almost impossible to obtain good water.
Many have died. ' "" '' -
A KACE WITH DEATH !
Among- the nameless heroes, none are
more worthy of martyrdom than he who
rode down the valley of the Conemaugh,
warning the people ahead of the Johns
town flood. Mounted on a powerful
horse, faster and faster went the rider,
but the flood was swiftly gaining, until
it caught the unlucky horseman and
swept on. grinding, crushing, annihila
ting both weak and strong.
In the same way is disease lurking
near, like unto the sword of Damocles,
ready to fall, without warning, on its
victim, who allows his system to be
come closrged r.p, and his blood poi
soned, and" thereby his health endan
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eruptious. swellings, tumors and kin
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kidneys healthy and vigorous, by the
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