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pwrw1? Pt$TO :$$fmXrJr. T- St PAGES l TO 8. ' l'fwislS '-T&(L p: " FIRST PART. ' tptt . . PORTT-THTRD YEAR - SWa "- f) V i RUiVl RAIDERS Maryland Merchants Will Take Advantage of Prohibition in Bedford, and TRY TO RUIN ITS TRADE By OfferingUnlimited WMsky and Eree Travel to Customers. THE JUG AS A MAGNET. Business of the Border Counties Filled With Sadness at the Prospect. CHRISTEHED Iff JAMAICA RUM, Bedford County Has Eeformed, and Now Will Probably Tote for the Amendment. OPINIONS OP PROMINENT PERSONS Bedford county -will probably vote tor Constitutional Amendment, but with only a small majority. Our special commis sioner has discovered a scheme Maryland merchants are arranging, by which they can keep the border counties in Pennsylvania supplied with whisky. Some Bedford merchants are afraid this will attract gen eral trade to Cumberland. Ex-Congressman Cessna believes the State will be hotly contested. Thus far The Dispatch's can vass of counties shows the following result: A ? a o o S p S. Counties. " S. " c a T3 g. ? g Bedford. In favor of 8,191 Adopted Cambria Against 11,702 Defeated Fayette Veryd'btfnl 14.2G3 Adopted Greene Doubtful 6,630 Adopted Somerset In favor of 7,382 Adopted Washington... In favor of 13.219 Adopted A. of votes for Harrison, Cleveland and JFROX oua special comiissMmul j-Nrf-rua3lFtmi, January 25. The oldest topers are now'fhebest temperance fellows. At least this seems to .be the case with some Pennsylvania counties. Here is ancient Dame Bedford the grandmother of Alle gheny county for instance. She was christened in a bath of "West India rum long after toddy had been warmed in her primeval forests for "Washington and Forbes by British soldiery. Prom the day of her birth whisky was a part of her history. There are still in existence records which show the fees charged in 1771 and 1772 by tavern keepers during the sessions of court here. I can't find anything on these curi ous bills of fare to eat. They are made up exclusively of liquor. Here is a copy of one of them: Toddy, per gill Is West India rum, per gill.. 6d Whiskey, per gill 4d Strong beer, per qt 9d Cider, per qt Is Bowl West India rum, containing 34 P'nti with loaf sugar. 2s From T.iqnor to Water. It was probably due to Bedford's bibulous example that the soldiers at Fort Pitt, some years later, took the slightest opportunity to go on a spree; for when Cornwallis surren dered, the general orders posted at the fort concluded: "Commissaries will issue a gill of whisky, extraordinary, to the non-commissioned officers and privates, upon this joyful occasion." The hotel in which this is being written was built in 1771, although it was first occu pied by a retired British officer as a resi dence. Bnt for three-quarters of a century f the register has been open to receive guests, and in that whole period its bar has been well stocked with liquors. It is now au ap plicant againfor license, and, with its splendid reputation, will doubtless secure it. Across the street is another stone house erected in 1751, where George Washington lodged and drank his toddy, too. And there is stiil one large distillery in the county to recall the days, 80 years ago, when distilleries flourished all over these mountains. Then "moonshiners" couldadd still more historical matter to this paragraph if it were possible. But the past counts for no thin et now. Bedford county has redeemed herself. Dis tilleries have long since gone out of busi ness, moonshiners have retired deeper in the woods, and licenses to mere dramshops have been steadily refused by Jndge Baer for three years past. Only the best peti tions find favor in his eyes, and only hotels are now permitted to sell the tempting cup. There is but one liquid the county now deals in extensively, and that is Bedford water. And Prohibition Next. Now the county is in a fair condition to adopt the Constitutional amendment. It will be a rather even contest, it is believed, but people expect a small majority will be given for temperance. That a large ma jority may not be looked for is evident from the fact that in 1873, although local option was adopted, it was only by 156 majority. There is scarcely any third party vote, both W St John and Fisk receiving less than 100 votes. Border raids will follow the adoption of the constitutional amendment. In the southern tier of counties through which The Dis patch's canvass has been pushed, a sort of devil-may-care feeling has been observed among the whisky-drinking classes. They were too near the line dividing Pennsyl vania from West Virginia and Maryland to 1 know that they could not get liquor when ever they want it by simply sending their order across that line. But here, in Bedford town, this proximity to other States excites real apprehensions, and will no doubt in fluence quite a number of votes at June's election. The reason of this is that Maryland, being only a few miles across the country, Bedford will be drawn into competition with Cum berland. That thriving city is about 30 miles distant, and already her shrewd merchants are forming a plan to take advantage or pro hibition in Pennsylvania. They are recruit ing a fund to pay the railroad fare of any person in Bedford county who will come to Cumberland and buy a certain amount of goods, the principal item of which is liquor. Thus when a Bedford county farmer takes his jng over to Maryland, he will come back also weighted down with drygoods. This, it is thought by some, will ruin the trade of Bedford town with the county farmers. However, Cumberland merchants did this same thing when local option was in force here. Ex-Congressman Cessna's Opinion. Hon. John Cessna, rho has always been supposed to know a thing or two about State politics, is the principal member of the Executive Committee of the Pennsyl vania Constitutional Amendment Associa tion. Each of the bills which have been introduced in the Legislature on the sub ject rere framed by him in his law office at Bedford. This morning he accorded me a brief interview. It was right to the point, however. He said: I think Bedford county will carry the amend ment. It could not be done, however, if the Democrats should make it a party question, but as there are very many Democrats here who will vote for the amendment, I do not tbink there is any disposition to make a polit ical matter out of it. As to the State adopting the amendment, a careful canvass alone will show. The counties of Greene, Bucks, Lycoming, Berks, Luzerne, Allegheny, Philadelphia, Schuylkill, .North ampton, Lehigh, and possibly Clarion, will vote against the measure. I rather think the votes in the other counties will outnumber them. Clinton county will probably bo for us. The situation is not so hopeless in large cities as you may think. Allegheny county has a rea sonably strong temperance element, and in Philadelphia just now the Republicans are very mad at the whisky rinc for the 15.000 votes it cost them. Still, the liquor interests in all the cities are vast, and as a whole tie State maybe regarded as a very closely contested battle ground. I hope temperance will win. I can scarcely say from reading the reports from Harrisburg how Senator Cooper or other party leaders will vote next June. I have no idea that politics will not have anything to do with the special election. It outfit not to have. Still, Chauncey Black, in his letter accepting the Gubernatorial nomination, wrote in very strong and bold terms about bis opposition to sumptuary laws. And it cannot be denied that the old Bourbon element of his party are strongly committed. Yet in spite of all that, I know of many moral, right-thinking Demo crats who will vote for this amendment. It will be more a question of moral and social surroundings. The sham cry of "personal liberty" has been raised on the one side, and on the other side will be arrayed all tho re ligious, cultured, law-abiding and respectable people. A Straw Vote. Ex-Congressman Cessna is no friend of license in any shape or form. He holds that it leads to corruption in the courts, and recently made this parody on judge and jury in whisky cases: "I have seen cases of acquittal in court so plain and so clear that I have been forced to say that if a tem perance man should prosecute a rumseller and call the 12 apostles -as witnesses, and the rumseller" should call the two thieves, and one of them should repent before the jury went out, and the case was clearly made ont, the rumseller would be acquitted and the temperance mas compelled to pay the costs." Editor N. L. McGarr, of the Bedfor.l Gazette, has taken a straw vote, and in his issue to-morrow will announce the result as follows: For amendment, 42; against, 22. Mr. McGarr thinks that agitation in the county will result in a victory for the amendment, although he does not believe it would carry if put to a vote to-day. People up here require time for study. H. D. Tate, Esq., who was Chief Clerk to the Secretary of the Commonwealth under Governor Pattison, expresses his hope in these words: Prohibition in Pennsylvania has become a question of vital importance. Every intelligent citizen of the Commonwealth must now meet it squarely with an honest yes or an honest no. There caH be no neutral ground in this cam paign. I have given the question careful con sideration. My natural opposition to "sumpt uary legislation" and my respect for "vested interests" caused me, at times, to hesitate; but being convinced in ray own mind that its good morals outweighed all other considerations. there remained but one dry spot on which I could conscientiously stand. I will vote for it. Will it carry in Bedford county? I believe it will. With its benefits, with its practicability we have nothing to do. Our duty is plain, do right. Let results be what they may. Too Close to Maryland. Hon. J. M. Reynolds, Chairman of the Democratic County Committee, said: I have no hesitation in saying that I intend to vote for it, and, if necessary, to speak in favor of it. On a great moral question like this, where every man will have to perform a solemn duty with reference to the best interest of the public and the safety of the individual citizen, I have no concealments to make and no voter should hesitate now to speak out boldly and promDtly. B. C. Haderman, Chairman of the Re publican County Committee, says: I will vote for Prohibition, and I believe the amendment will receive a majority of 1,200 in the county. E. K. Horn I will vote against prohibition because Maryland is too close to Bedford county, and I prefer seeing the money stay at home. Furthermore. I do not think prohibi tion will prohibit. Thomas M. Hedding I will vote against the prohibition amendment because I believe its adoption would be detrimental to the business of this county, and especially of this borough. We are too close to Maryland. George Mardoff, Jr. I will vote against pro hibition. I saw enough of it in the West, and how it affected business in States where it was In force. Job M. Lysinger While I believe that high license a fee, say 81,000 would be more effect ive, I will support the amendment. L. E. Stofiel. WHOLESALE BOBBERIES Of Pennsylvania Railroad Cars by a Gang: of HarrisbnrK Thieves. rSPSCIAL TELEGHAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Habrisburg, January 25. Daniel Boyle and Samuel Beatty have been arrested here for robbing cars of merchandise of various kinds and Mrs. Mattie Fulmer and Mrs. Moyer for receiving the stolen goods. Boyle has confessed to having broken into and robbed a number of cars in company with a young man, and to have sold about 500 yards of satin, silverware and shoes to Mrs. Fulmer. Car Inspector Stout, of Altoona, iound the seals of about a dozen cars broken and articles taken from them. Mrs. Moyer is accused of receiving stolen dressgoods and notions. More arrests will follow. THE CABLE LETTER WSK PATCH e very Sunday is flashed under the sea by the brightest Journalht in London. All the news and gossip of the Old World will be found in this department to-morrow. . PITTSBURG, IT MUST BE ALLISON If Iowa Would be Represented in President Harrison's Cabinet. HIS FKIENDsW'GRATULATE HIM. Blaine Generally Conceded a Firm Grip on the Premiership. TflE SENATE CROWDS ITS TAEIFF BILL. It Insists on the House Appointing a Conference Com mittee Upon It. Senator Allison is loath to give up his position as the recognized Republican leader in the Senate, but his colleagues are con gratulating him on his having done so to accept the position of Secretary of the Treasury. Murat Halstead, who thinks he ought to know if anyone does, says Blaine will be Secretary of State, but that Wana maker will have no Cabinet position, while "Washington politicians say Quay's choice will be Secretary of the Navy. ISFECIAL TELEQBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Washington, January 25. Senator Allison was quietly but cordially congratu lated to-day by a number of his Senatorial colleagues, who told him they had learned that he had finally intimated to General Harrison his willingness to accept the Sec retaryship of the Treasury if he insisted upon it. Word came here last night from Indianapolis that President-elect Harrison has decided that Iowa can have a place in the Cabinet if Allison is their choice, but if he determines to press his friend Clark son the' claims of the State must be ignored. It must be Allison or the State goes un honored. This was the subject of general gossip in the Senate to-day. A Senator who knows Mr. Allison and also General Harrison well, said that mat ters were reaching such a crisis that the Iowa Senator had begun to waver in his determination not to leave the Senate. He has not yet reached the point of giving a definite answer to General Harrison, but he has for the past few days been consulting with his intimate friends in the Senate as to the advisability of his leaving that body. WHY HE BEGBETS IT. Mr. Allison regrets the embarrassing sit uation in which he is placed by the desire of the President-elect to compel him to go to the head of the Treasure Department, not so much because of the disappointment of his friend Clarkson, bnt because he is sin cerely opposed to leaving the Senate, where he has lately bcome the recognized Repub lican leader. General Harrison, however, has for some time been urging him to take a place in the Cabinet, and his appeals have now reached that point where it is hard to refuse without seeming to be unrea sonably obstinate. The Senator who is authority for the statement that Allison has practically yielded to General Harrison's invitation has recently seen the President-elect and re ceived letters from him within the present week. He said to-day that Mr. Wana maker's appointment was settled upon at the time Senator Quay requested it, and that the selection has never been changed since. The Senator added that in his' opin ion the Philadelphian is much more likely to be Secretary ot the Navy than Postmas ter General, and that if the former place is given him the Chester shipyards of the heirs of John Poach will be likely to again be busy with the sound of workmen. WHAT HALSTEAD THINKS. An Indianapolis special says: Early this evening Murat Halstead slipped into town on his way home from Wisconsin, where he has been telling the Editorial Association how to edit. He took a carriage from the, station directly to General Harrison's house, and remained there about an hour. It is supposed that he put in a good word for Blaine. About 4 o'clock the General started on his regular afternoon promenade, in company Mr. Halsiead, They walked the streets for some time, talking very earnestly as they went. The General and the editor were schoolmates and familiar friends, but it is not supposed they spent the two hours they were together in swapping stories of school boy days. Mr. Halstead is of the opinion that Mr. Blaine will be Secretary of State, and that Mr. Wanamaker will not go into the Cab inet, He says General Harrison very dis creetly keeps his own counsel, and is in no hurry to either make up his Cabinet or to divulge just what is in his mind on that question. The General himself is looking better than for some days past, but the wear of the constant reception of visitors is be ginning to tell on him. He has not com pleted his inaugural address yet, and still has the selection of a Cabinet on hand. CLOUDS IN A CLEAR SKY. The Senate Trying to Pat the House in tho Tariff Soapbowl. Washington, January 25. Before the tariff bill went to the House from the Senate this afternoon there was indorsed on it, in compliance with the motion of Mr. Allison, adopted by the Senate, the statement that the Senate adheres to its amendments and requests a conference. This is an unusual but not unprecedent course to pursue, and is adopted for the purpose of expediting the consideration of the bill. This action ot the Senate caused a com motion among interested members of the House when it was made known. The im pression in 6ome quarters was that the Sen ate had very cleverly trappe'd the Ways and Means committee. It would be out of the ordinary course for the House to refuse to accede to the request of .the Senate for a conference, yet if this request is granted the result will be to prevent the Ways and Means Committee from passing upon the Senate amendments to the tariff bill. Again, it is argued that if the House should refuse to comply, this refusal would put it in the position of declining to second' the efforts of the Senate to secure speedy action upon the tariff bill. Several members of the Ways and Means Committee, when spoken to about the mat ter expressed the belief that the re quest for a conference would not be granted until the bill had gone through the regular course in the House and committee. Mr. Breckinridge, of Kentucky, said that the rules of the House require all bills coming back with Senate amendments to be re ferred to the proper committee. The tariff bill could not be sent to conference in vio lation of this rule, for a .single objection would suffice to prevent it. He agreed with other members of the committee in the opinion that the Senate's request for an im mediate conference would be refused by the House. THE EXTRADITION TREATY Likely to 1e Ratiflcd If a Test Tots is Reached In the Senate. rSPEClAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Washington, January 25. The Senate will take up the British extradition treaty for consideration on Tuesday next, and is determined to press it to a vote at as early a day as possible. It will probably be ratified if a test vote is reached, although a strong opposition will be made. The consideration of the treaty will be had in secret session, as Messrs. Edmunds, Hoar, Sherman and oth ers, who believe in Senatorial secrecy, will . SATURDAY; JANUARY not listen to the appeals of Biddleberger, and those who act with him in behalf of public proceedings. Indeed, it is quite likely that the "Virginia Senator will not re new his fight for open sessions thisyear. He knows he would be beaten and his opposi tion might result in postponing action altogether. This he does not want, for he desires to have the treaty rejected before he leaves the Senate. He made a big fight on it last session and succeeded in getting be fore the public the feelings ot Irish-Americans on the subject of the extradition of political offenders, and be may now content himself with endeavorinir to secure the re jection of the treaty, and in having the in junction! of secrecy as to the Senate pro ceedings removed, tuns revealing the causes of itsunpopularity. Riddleberger and his friends claim that this treaty would compel the United States Government to give up, at the demand of England, prisoners guilty of alleged politi cal offenses, even when the acts complained of were committed in the United States, the offenders never having set foot on British soil. There are a dozen other provisions and omissions to which they are opposed, but the defect mentioned is the most fatal one of-all, to the minds of the Irish-American party, and it is this point upon which they chiefly rely for the rejection of the treaty. THE NEW FIRST LADY Occupies the Old Quarters of tho Baling Queen of tho Republic The Discovery of Sirs. Harrisoa's Presence at a Theater Causes a Stir. SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO TOE DISPATCH. New York, January 25. The arrival at the Gilsey House of Mrs. Harrison, the wife of the President-elect, with her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. McKee, was so unexpected that no rooms had been prepared for them. They were assigned to rooms 68, 70 and 72, on the third floor, but early yesterday morning they removed to parlors 2 and 4, on the second floor. These parlors are on the Twenty-ninth street side and were occupied by Mrs. Cleveland in 18S6,'after her return from Europe and shortly before her marriage. The party breakfasted at the ladies' ordi nary, and at 11 o'clock Mrs. Harrison and her daughter went out shopping, leaving Mr. McKee to receive any friends who might call. Vice President-elect Morton called in the absence of Mrs. Harri Bon, and chatted with Mr. McKee for a few minutes. The party dined at 6 o'clock in their rooms. Mr. and Mrs. Morton called in the evening, and the entire party drove to the Metropolitan Opera House where they enjoyed "The Jewess." They occupied the box owned jointly by D. O. Mills and Mrs. Butterfield. It' is No. 59 and is on the second tier. Mrs. Harrison wore a slate-colored silk dress cut high, and a white vest. Mr. Morton's box, No. 71, was occupied by friends of George Bliss, who is a part owner of it. The audience didn't know of Mrs. Harri son's presence until near, the close of the performance, ana then an usher whispered it, and the intelligence went quickly around. Thereafter the opera was second in interest to Mrs.Harnson. Mr. McKee will probably go home early next week. Mrs. McKee will remain here with her mother. They may become the guests of Mr. Morton after Mr. HcKee's departure. RAPID TRANSIT Between Baltimore and Philadelphia to bo Secured by tho B. fc O. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH. 1 Baltimore, January 25. A big deal is said to be onhan$ which will probably re sult in.the Baltimore and Ohio obtaining the mnch desired through line from Balti more to Philadelphia. At present all trains are carried over the harbor on barges and much time is lost. By a combination with the reorganized Maryland Central the problem of rapid transit can easily be solved. This company has secured control of the Yorkand Peachbottom road. The connection is made at Delta and opens up another line between Baltimore and fork. The Deer Creek and Susanehanna PToad, an ally of the Maryland Central, is in process of construction. When this is hn lshed there will be a belt line of roads con necting all lines around Baltimore. Should the Baltimore and Ohio conclude satisfactory arrangements it could send its eastern train around the city and thus avoid the barge transportation. It is said the Pennsylvania road is trying to circumvent the Baltimore and Ohio by gaining control of the Marvland Central. AN EX-CONVICT'S CHARGES. He Alleges and Is Proving Frand in the Kansas Penitentiary. Topeka, January 25. The investigation ofchargesof corruption preferred against the officials of the State penitential y was com menced this morning by the Legislative Committee. Thomas C. Thurston, a con vict recently pardoned, testified that he was the author of the articles in the Kansas City Times, alleging gross frauds at the penitentiary, and corroborated substantially the charges made. He cited numerous cases, which came to his knowledge while an inmate of the peni tentiary wherein the State had been de frauded of large sums of money in the let ting of contracts for supplies and the sale of the productof the penitentiary coal mines, two of the directors of the institution being directly interested in the contiacts. He thought the State had been robbed of at least 100,000. The investigation was con ducted by Attorney General Kellogg, BURIED THE BABE AL1TE In Order to Cure It of a Skin Disease A Brutal Superstition. Pottstown, Pa., January 25. Consid erable excitement was created in the lower section of this town last night by the action of the inhabitants of the Hungarian settle ment. A baby belonging to one of the Hun garian families, which was affected with some skin disease, was buried in the ground, leaving only the head above the surface, with a shoulder shawl around it. A dozen or more children, in their bare feet, paraded around the baby, beating on tin pans with sticks. Inquiry elicited the information that the burial in the cold ground was supposed to draw the disease out of the child, while the beating of pans would drive evil spirits away. The suffer ings of the children, who w ere walking on the frozen ground in their bare feet, was in tended to be a penance that would forever keep the child free from harm. CANNOT QUITE AGREE On Several Proposed Amendments to the Inter-Stnte Commerce Lair. Washington, January 25. The con ferees on the bill to amend the inter-Slate commerce law concluded their work to-day, and Mr. Crisp will report to the" House to-morrow. Upon the three amendments of importance the House managers receded from the one requiring the commissioners to adopt a uniform classification for all rail roads. Upon amendments requiring railroad com panies to transport oil in barrels at the same rate as is charged for oil in tanks or in cars owned by shippers, and giying State courts concurrent jurisdiction with United States courts over litigation connected with the en forcement of the law, there was a disagree ment, DIM MVC views Niagara in winter and DILL lilt 111. nil r,hn,,t hi.. -i.it In VnV Dispatch of to-morrow. 26, 1889. A I0DEL HUSBAND. General Harrison's Conduct During His Wife's Absence Proves AS EXEMPLARY AS COULD BE. He Liyes Very Quietly and Hasn't Eloped With the Nurse Girl. HIS TONGUE IS SOMEWHAT LOOSENED, And He Intimates That Mr. Wanamiker May Not Hare Been Called. Mrs. Harrison should have no fault to find with her husband's behavior during her absence in New York, if the voluminous and circumstantial reports sent out concern ing his actions are truthful, as they doubt less are. Indianapolitans still refuse to be lieve that Wanamaker is one of the elect, but they are getting very anxious to know why Indiana's representative in the Cabinet hasn't been announced. tSPECIAL TELEGUAM TO THE DISPATCH. Indianapolis, January 25. General Harrison is proving himself a model hus band during the absence of his wife. The first thing every morning he sees that the babies are washed and dressed properly, and that they haven't caught the crouj., colic, or other infantile ailment over night. After they have been duly chucted under the chins, tossed about, and played with, the President-elect goes into the library and re mains in executive session with Elijah for several hours. At lunch time he looks after the babies again, scolds the nnrse if anything seems wrong about them, chucks and tosses them some more, and then re sumes the executive session in the library. This part of his day is usually made hash of by the callers, who gather in the parlor so rapidly that he has to come out every little while to work them off in batches with a handshake and a few words of greeting to each. About 4 o'clock the General starts out for a walk, often with some family friend to accompany him, and by dinner time he is home again and putting the nurse girl through a thorough civil service examina tion as to the state of health of the babies, which being found satisfactory, the little ones are duly kissed and fondled and carried off to be put to bed. WOBK, WALKS AND CHATS. After dinner the General usually spends some hours alone in his library, at work upon the inaugural message and similar matters, or chats in the parlor with neigh bors and acquaintances who come in to spend the evening. Occasionally, recently, he has also taken a walk downtown in the middle of the day, but with this exception the routine of his life has been almost un varying. About the only unusual thing that has occurred about the house since Mrs. Har rison and Mrs. McKee went away has been the accidental looseness of the tongue upon the part of General Harrison, which, although it was but, momentary, let ont something 'that will be regarded as signifi cant by those who are gngaged.in building cabinets o'ut of the droopj of the President's eve, the variations of tbvPresidental smile, and similar clews. One of his visitors last night was referring to the visit of Mr. Wan amaker, and remarked: "All the New York papers, General, except one, say that Mr. SVanamaker's visit means that he is going into the Cabinet." "Well, they have no anthority for it," said General Harrison, quickly and apparently without thinking. A moment later he seemed to realize that he had spoken too freely, and added some re marks intended to remove the impression that there was any significance abont what he had said. just let him down easy. In spite of the confident assertions from the East that Mr. Wanamaker has been called, opinion here continues to favor the idea that he will not be in the Cabinet, and that General Harrison invited him here for the purpose of talking the matter over with him, and in fact,. letting him down easy. There have been comparatively few callers at the house to-day, and almost the only one of prominence was ex-Governor Porter. As to him it is sate to say that he will get the Italian mission, and that he is taking no part in the booming of his name for the Cabinet. If the same thing could be said of other Indiana Cabinet possibilities, General Harrison would be happier than ho is. Un der the surface there is a very bitter fight going on over the phantom place that Indi ana is going to get in the next Cabinet. Chairman Huston's friends are getting very saucv in their remarks as to what will happen if General Harrison doesn't select their man, and do it pretty quick, too. Huston's name has been off the list for some time, though, in spite of all his friends say, the real embarrassment of the President elect comes from an entirely different source. John C. New counted himself out at Chi cago last summer, when, to satisfy those who declared that if Harrison was nomi nated New would "hog everything," he gave his solemn promise that he would de mand nothing from the administration, and upon the strength of that promise received support that made Harrison s nomination possible; so it can't be New. MEN WHO WOULDN'T RESPOND. Judge AVoodSj who has also been men tioned as a possible Attorney General, de clares openly that he would not leave the bench, so it cannot be he. Attorney General Michener has a better place where he now is, and is not supposed to have any Cabinet aspirations. Partner Miller is about the only other, man who has been much spoken of in connection with Indiana and the Cabinet. A late pointer from Pennsylvania is that, Wanamaker being out, General Hastings has been entered in the race as "Quay's unknown." General Hastings was the man whom Quay selected at Chicago to make the speech nominating John Sherman. Of course he did that because he expected that Sherman might be nominated and elected, and in that case he wanted Hastings to get something good. The Ohio delegation was sore about the choice of Hastings for lhat dnty, because they thought him too small a man to have the naming of Shermau, but they had to yield, because they couldn't afford to offend the Pennsylvanians. It seems reasonable to suppose that Quay's interest in Hastings has not waned since the conven tion, and that he would bens willing to have him made Postmaster General under Harri son as under Sherman. News was received to-day that a delega tion from Alabama would arrive here to morrow to have a talk with General Harri son upon the Southern question. Beside all that has been poured into his ears by delegations and individual visitors and by letters, General Harrison has a big scrap book filled with clippings of editorials upon the Southern question published since the election in newspapers all over the country, but especially in Southern newspapers. He has been very particular about the 'scrajp book, and depends largely upon it, it is said, for information as to the real situation and state of leeling at the South. Calmly Died In Nineteen minutes. Montgomery, Ala., January 25. At Eutaw a negro named James Seames was hanged to-day for the murder of Deputy Sheriff Autrey, of Tuscaloosa, about six months ago. He was calm, and died in 19 minutes. As, To. DUDLEY'S DENIAL. The New York Papers Demand That It bo Slado In Court, but Would Allow One Sworn to In Washington. SPECIAL TELEGEAH TO TUB DISPATCH.l New York, January 25. The case of Colonel William W. Dudley against the New York Times, World and Commercial Advertiser for libel for publishing the notorious "blocks-of-five" letter, attracted a crowd to the Supreme Court, Chambers, Judge Patterson presiding, this morning. Colonel George Bliss, counsel for Colonel Dudley, came into court at an early hour prepared to make a motion that the order granting an extension of time to defendants to answer the complaint be limited. De Lancey Nicoll, counsel for the World, asked Colone'l Bliss if he was going to divide his argu ments in "groups of five," and the Colonel said that all would be given in "one grand block." B. P. Einstein represented the Times and E. O. Brewster the Commercial Advertiser. After moving that the time for the answer of the defendants be limited, Colonel Bliss said that the attorney for the Com mercial Advertiser had obtained from him an extension, so as to make inquiries in Indiana, and that he had granted it. A further extension was obtained from the Court. Judge Patterson said that as Mr. Bliss had granted the attorney for the Com mercial Advertiser time, the 'motion, as far as it related to that journal, was denied with costs B. F. Einstein answered for the Times. He said that Dudley's complaint was a subterfuge, and was not sincere. He declared that Colonel Dudley knew, as everybody did, that he wrote the letter printed by the Times. He was afraid to come here, and wanted the defendants to answer the complaint without obeving an orderof the court granting them an examina tion of him before trial. Mr. Einstein said that if Colonel Dudley could not come here he was willing to ex amine him anywhere. "But," added Mr. Einstein, "when- he brought an action in this court he placed himself under the jurisdiction of the court, and he must ap pear in person." DeLancey Nicoll agreed with Mr. Einstein, and said that the Su preme Court had decided that the defendants should have an examination before trial, and the Judge had no right to overrule the order, as no motion had been made with such a result in view. Judge Patterson took the papers'and affidavits, and promised an early decision. BUNKO NOT EOBBERT. A Fine Point Raised In tho Trial of Aldrlch, the Pittsburg; Sharper. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCRI Detboit, January 25. Lawyer Mere dith, of Hamilton, attorney for Frank A. Aldrich, the Pittsburg bunko steerer, raised a new point in the trial before Magis trate Bartlet, at Windsor, Ont., this after noon. Aldrich, who bunkoed Thomas Lemon, of Allegheny, Pa., out of 10,000, was accused of robbery, an extra ditable offense, and Meredith urged that bunko was not robbery, nor was it extra ditable. He offered to furnish authorities on the subject, and as the magis trate was uncertain, the case was continued until Tuesday. If Magistrate Bartlet holds that bunko is rob bery, it will establish a new precedent that will make Canada an unsafe place for bunko men. The bunko operations of Aldrich, who has many aliases, make an interesting story. He was said to be concerned in robbing H. J. Murdoch, of Pittsburg, of 510,000. Aldrich also bunkoed S. M. Backet, an old farmer living near Charleston, Pa., out of $2,000; another old man who lives near Batavia, N. Y., out of 55,000 in the gold buck game; a man named Mar shall, in Indiana, out of a good' sum in August by the same game. He fleeced an old man of Cleveland out of $2,000. He swindled Warner, engaged in the real estate business in Kansas City, out of 50,500. Still another man robbed by Aldrich was Lindsay, or KcKinzey, oi Galesburg, 111., who lost $2,500. Aldrich has prominent and influential friends, and has always been able to settle his difficulties. His uncle is the Mayor of Stafford, Kan., and Aldrich was never be fore suspected of being a crook. A DISC0UKAGING 0UTL00E. No Prospect of an End to the West Virginia Senatorial Tangle. (SPECIAL TELEGBAH TO IDE DISPATCH.! Charleston, W. Va January 25. J. T. Janney, Union Labor, received four votes for United Senator to-day, Corcoran, Democratic member from Ohio county, voting for him. It is said that Delegate Harr, of Marion county, has expressed an intention to vote for the Union Labor candi date throughout the session, and should he do so, it will result in a tie in the joint as sembly, if the Bepublicans hold their own, as he has heretofore been classed with the .Democrats. The Democrats will endeavor to make a caucus nomination on Monday night, but it is quite likely that they will be unsuccess ful, as the attempt has already been made several times. To-day General Goff re ceived 40 votes; Kenna, 25; Governor Wil son, 9, and W. L. Wilson, 2, the remain der scattering and complimentary. Nothing has been done by the Legislature so far, except political filibustering, which will likely continue throughout the session. Kenna's friends are still hopeful, but the 'odds seem to be against him. EARTHQUAKE IN C0L0KAD0. Very Peculiar Features Attending Upon Some Bather Severe Shocks. Denvek, January 25. Information has just been received from Bouett, Col., that that portion of the State has been treated to a genuine earthquake. The shocks com menced on the afternoon of the 15th inst., and at 4 o'clock there were violent ones, which rocked small buildings, detached large masses of rocks from the mountains and greatly frightened people and animals, The cattle "were especially terrorized and ran frantically bacK and forth. Thunder pre ceded the shocks, but there was no rain. A peculiar phenomenon was observed at Hot Springs, below the Government bridge. The shock was productive of great gushes of water and gas. Three times as much water and gas was thrown out, and accompanying it was a most sulphurous stench that made the people sick and caused the birds to drop to the ground. When the convulsions ceased, the water receded and there was a sound like the rushing of a great river. The course of the shock was from the south northward. ONE VACANT CHAIE. The Alleged Senatorial Briber Fired Bat No One Else Was Seated. Indianapolis, January 25. The debate on the contested election case closed at 3 o'clock this afternoon. The majority report unseating Carpenter was then adopted by a party vote. The Bepublicans raised a point of order and the point was sustained by the chair. His decision was appealed from and by a party vote was not sustained. Carpenterwas then unseated by a party vote. Upon the resolution to scat Bay, the'eon testant, Howard (Dem.) moved an indefi nite postponement, and his motion pre vailed. The action leaves the Senatorial district composed of Shelby and Decatur counties unrepresented In the Senate, and the Governor will order a special election. QIIIPinF inFranceis thetllleof apeeul OUiUlUL iar paper prepared by a Paris physician for The Dispatch to be issued lo- physician for morrow. TEHEE CE&TS 6 w' ffy; FOE TOO MUCH, Constitutional Objections to Alle gheny's Municipal Measure DECLARED TO BE WELL FOUNDED By the Attorney General and Other Good Authorities. IT CEEATIS TOO MAN! CLASSES And Brings Third-Class Legislation Into a Second- Class City. The Attorney General has declared that the bill making Allegheny a city of the second-class is unconstitutional. By it the Mayor and Councils usurp the powers of the Legislature. It also creates sub-divisions of cities of one class, which has been declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. A number of other fatal defects are also pointed ont. PEOlt A STA1T COBBISPONDENT.I Haekisbubg, January 25. The objec tions to the act to translate Allegheny from the third to the second class of cities, loosely stated last night, were put in more definite form this morning. They are in the main Constitutional in character and are given additional weight by the knowledge that in the opinion of the Attorney General they are well founded. The objections begin with the first section of the bill, which provides "that every city in this Commonwealth shall have all the powers necessary for its government except as limited by law and not conflicting with the Constitution and laws of this State nor the United States. The intention is hereby to invest the local legislature, namely, the City Councils, and the Mayor with legisla tive powers for all purposes of municipal government which the General Assembly lor such purpose could lawfully grant." A EELEGATION OP AUTHORITY. It is held by the objectors that this section confers on the cities of the Commonwealth powers the Constitution does not design to give them, and as all cities are affected by the section, it was carefully perused this morning before the opening of the House. The bill to divide cities into three classes was on the calendar ahead of it, and when it was called up, Mr. Bliss, of Delaware, and Mr. Kauffman, of Lancaster, immediately moved that both bills be recommitted. Mr. Brooks, of Philadelphia, in support of the motion, said that the 'bill simply entitled "an act relating to cities," should really be entitled, "an act to delegate the authority of the Legislature to cities of the Common wealth." The bills were recommitted without de bate. The objections to the first section are stated thus: "The section delegates powers the Legis lature has no right to confer. While the Legislature may make specific grants of power, it cannot delegate its entire power to cities, thereby relieving them of the necessi ty of obtaining special crants and makinjr them entirely independent of any law-making power other than their own for their future requirements." OBJECTIONABE CLAUSES. The fourth clause of section 2 reads as follows: All local or general laws relating to a city whose class may be changed by reason of any law of this Commonwealth shall be and remain in full force and virtue, unless repealed ex pressly or by necessary implication by the laws relating to tho changed class. Section 3 provides that In any city whose classification is changed each municipal officer shall have the powers and perform the duties imposed theretofore, not inconsistent with the laws relating to the clas3 into which such city is changed. The intent of these passages, it is held, is to permit Allegheny to come into the second class clothed with powers obtained while in the third class, thereby bringing into the secoud class third-class legislation, whereas the intent of existing laws is that a city going from one class to another shall strip itself of all special or general legislation in tended for the class it leaves, and clothe itself with the legal raiment of the class it enters. The effect of the bill would be to subdivide the cities of the second class, and the Su preme court would have the same objection to this that it has to the indefinite multipli cation SI classes. SEEIOUS DEFECTS. Section six provides that a city of the third class changed by an act into a city of the Second class shall, if it contain less than 22 wards, elect two members of Select Council in each ward, and the ratio of rep resentation in Common Council shall be as provided for by the laws of such city. The objection to thu is that it establishes a dif ference in the manner of the election of Councils in cities of the same class, and emphasizes the intent of the bill to estab lish sub-divisions of cities of the same class. Section seven provides that when any city of the third class shall, by virtue of any law.be changed to a ctty of the second class, the Councils in office at the time shall, as soon as possible, elect assessors of taxes, collectors of delinquent taxes and the heads of departments as provided by laws relating to cities of the second class. The objection to this is that it deprives the newly-elected Conncilmen, who have the right, under the laws governing cities of the second class, of the selection of the executive and adminis trative officers of the city. In other words, Conncilmen elected and controlled by laws governing cities of the third class would, elect officers to govern a city of the second" class. Simpson. ALL AT SEA AGAIN. A Jndlclnl Opinion Which Says tho Supreme Court Decision DIda't Decide. rSPECIAL TXLEGBAX TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Habbisbubg, January 25. Unconstitu tional legislation has put municipal officers here in a muddle, as it has in other cities. A short time ago, Mayor Fritchey issued a proclamation for the election of Council men under the act of 1868, supposing that the Wallace act of 1874 and the municipal law of 1887 had been wiped out by decisions of the Supreme Court. To-day he changed his proclamation in accordance with a decision of Judge Mc Pherson, of Lebanon county, in which Judge Simonton concurred, holding that the act of 1874 is still in force, and that the recent declaration of the Supreme Court, which. has popularly been interpreted as de claring the entire act of 1874 unconstitution al, referred only to the 57th section of that act, thus leaving all the other sections in force. CRAZED BI A REVIVAL. A Married Woman Becomes Insane and Era braces tho Pastor. rSPECtALTELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Akbon, January 25. The sixth week of a series of revival meetings at the United Brethren Church was concluded last night. In the midst of the meeting Mrs. John Miller, wife of a well-known citizen and mother of a number of children, arose, and running into the aislef threw her arms about the preacher, Bev. D. W. Sprinkle. The affair caused a great sensation, which the pastor quieted by starting a hymn. Mrs. Miller was removed to her home, and developed signs of dementia. She is prostrated, and for the present is kept under the influence of sedatives.