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DOUBLE NUMBER. 111! I ' '"' JO SIXTEEN PAGES. FORTy-THTRD YEAR PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, JANUARY 27, 1889. ITVE CENTS ' BOULANGERIS He Confidently Counts on 60,- 000 Majority inthe Paris Election To-Day. CLOSE OF A RED-HOT FIGHT. One of the Most Interesting Ever Waged With Ballots. SEVERAL TITiL ISSUES AT STAKE. A Day That May Settlo the Fate of Repub licanism In France for a While Both Sides BelieTe Victory Will Perch on Their Banners A Large Amount of Money Expended Other American Methods Resorted To Belting Men Still FaTor the Doughty General some Ken sons for the Prediction That Boulanger Will J.ot Win Views nndExpcctutlonsof Prominent Parisians. About 10 o'clock this evening General Boulanger will know whether he is the idol of the Parisians he thinks he is, or whether his dreams of a dictatorship are but visions that will never materialize. He counts confidently on 60,000 majority at the elec xions to-day, while the opposition is quite as confident that lie will be floundering around in the bouillon. The betting is in his lavor, and he is promising everything to everybody for votes. An enormous sum of money is being put into the red-hot can vass. fBY CABLE TO THE DISrATCU. J LONDON, January 26. Copyright. The wise class, most of them correspondents, who decided a few months ago that Boulanger was dead and buried, and whose silliness was reproved in these col umns, are re- The ManPan ttFightingOverraa.rk3hy busy just now, revising their opinions. They need to, for the General and adventurer is the picturesque center of the most interest ing fight that the world has seen since men first acquired the habit of speaking their minds by sticking ballots into boxes. The details of this fight, which has been getting hotter and hotter every day for weeks, might fill with wonder, awe and envy every well regulated politician of the universe. Hundreds of billstickers have followed each other about the walls of Paris, half of them working for the candidature of Boulanger and half of them for Jacques, the representative of the actual government. A Campaign of Billsticking. The bills of one candidate have been plastered on top of those of the other until some of the favorite wails are covered half a foot deep with them. Yesterday the bill stickers went 24 times around the basement of the stock exchange, plastering good naturedly, first Bonlanger's and then Jacques posters, which successively eclipsed each other. More speeches have probably been made and more meetings held than in any other parliamentary election in the history of France or anywhere else. If the winning candidate were to sit in the Chamber of Deputies 1,000 years and draw his salary all that time, the amount wouldn't equal that which has been spent in this short fight. The issue, it must be confessed, is sufficiently important to authorize the lavish pouring out of money on both sides. A few simple minded folk continue to believe that Boulanger means something else than dictatorship, but the sensible ones, includ ing the leading Boulangerists themselves know that the battle is nothing less than one between the republic and the actual state of affairs on one side and on the other a league of all parties hostile to republican ism, led by Boulanger. What Bonlanger's Success Means. Even the Socialists, adverse as they are to the restricted form of liberty which they enjoy under the actual conditions, under stand that Boulanger's success means the loss of all that they have fought for, and they are against him almost to a man. It is made to appear that Louise Michel, whose influence, no doubt, is considerable among the Socialists, takes the Boulangerist side. She is represented as having stated so in an interview with a certain Duchess, who, of course, is none other than the Duchess D'Uzes, but in the first place I don't believe that Madame Michel really supports Boulanger, and secondly, had her feeling of gratitude to the Duchess D'Uzes inclined her to do so, it is doubtful whether, on those grounds, she could have induced, &s she is reported to have said, 40,000 or even 400 Socialists to vote with her. Promises that have been made on both sides, and particularly on the side of Bou langer, are almost without limit. DeDuta tions by the dozen wait upon the adventurer, are received by him, and come out happy. He has promised them what they asked, no matter what it may be. Oneoftho General's Advantages. ,The Panama shareholders, with childish eimplicity, paste up a sign saying the Gen eral voted for them, let us all vote tor him, and DeLesseps leads them in his cry, simply because Boulanger can safely make promises that the Government cannot. A deputation of coachmen calls, enters the General's cabinet, and comes out with faces more beaming and rosy than ever. The General assured them that 30 sous is much too little for a course in a huge town like Paris; that two francs an hour for a rickety cab means slave-driving; that if he has one ambition it is to see coachmen fatter and redder and generally happier than they are. To a body of workmen he has promised to do away with the employment agencies, and to par don all the enthusiasts guilty of blowing up those agencies with dynamite. Asa bait to the Communists and others, he declares that every political criminal should be amnes tied, and every man who has not violated the common law et at liberty to help cele- brate the anniversary of France's liberty, in honor of which an exhibition is being organized. Silly Charges on Both Sides. As to the accusations indulged in by both sides in this quarrel, it is hopeless to try to keep track ot them. The Boulangists say that the Government is sending out ot Paris every regiment suspected of being sympa thetic with the military adventurer's cause; that cannon and cavalry will be held in readiness at all accessible points outside Paris, ready to kill; that troops of the Paris garrison are to be kept in the barracks,with the same idea in view, and even which sounds comical that the horses of the Re publican Guard are to be shod with India rubber, in order that they may not slip upon the wooden pavement of the Boulevards when engaged in the tyrannical task of charging on the toes of the mob. Bach side accuses the other of having laid in thousands of workiugmen's blouses, which they will put on the backs of sham workincmen, hired at 10 francs apiece, to get up workingmen's demonstrations for th side supposed to have hired them. The Boulangists avow that they are going to be quiet, because they know the Government wants a little blood shed, as a pretext for shedding any amount more. The Govern ment people say that they will be calm, and that they feel sure the Boulangists will make trouble. Many People Frightened Away. All this talk of blood and cannon and cavalry has frightened some people a great deal. English parents are taking their children away from the schools in Paris; travelers are deferring the departure in that direction until after the election, and Frenchmen who happen to have country homes are more interested in getting their families and themselves away safely than in voting for any particular side. There may be a fuss of a slight nature, particularly if its a fine day, for a Parisian s tendency to revolutionize is always minimized by rain or a cold wind; but the probability is that nothing very serious will happen. Things that are foreseen hardly ever come about, more especially in Paris. The betting goes on enthusiastically, and Boulanger is still the favorite. One gentle man, who has risked 10,000 francs on him, is so confident that he has already written to say what charities he intends shall re ceive the money when he gets it. Some Samples of French Wit. The best thing that has ever been said since Boulanger came into sight as a great man was Floquet's mot in the Chamber of Deputies, a long time ago. People had been comparing Boulanger to the great Na poleon, and predicting for him a Napoleonic destiny, when one day Floquet made that comparison unfashionable among the Bou langists by rising very quietly and asking the General had it ever occurred to him that at the General's ace Napoleon was dead. Monsieur De Lamarzelle borrowed the idea, and Wednesday asked Floquet if it ever occurred to him that at his age Kobespierre was already guillotined an attempt at wit which did not attract any particular admiration, but which illustrates the hatred Floquet has brought down upon himself by the unexpected amount of solid backbone of which he is proving himself the possessor. As reeards the result of the election. I have not seen any reason for chang'ng the opinion I expressed three weeks ago, name ly, that Boulanger cannot win. The betting and the weight of public opinion, which have been in his favor, have been influenced more, I think, by the fact that his support ers include the noisy and dissatisfied classes, than any sound study of the probabilities. It is very likely that to-morrow's election will not be decisive, but that the following one may be expected to elect Jacques and to show that the Parisians, light and change able as they are, are not quite so weak as Che Boulangerists would have them. An Enrly Announcement Expected- The result of the polling will probably be announced very promptly, perhaps not later than 10 o'clock to-morrow night. There are 373 polling districts, of which 107 are in 74 communes ot .fans. In the suburbs the voting takes place between 8 in the morning and 6 in the evening, and as soon as the re sults in the various sections are announced they will be sent to the Pavil ion de Flora, in the Tuileries, whence they will be commu nicated to the Government and press. The following opinions of men who should know something of French politics are of interest: Floquet declares himself uncer tain, and thinks there will be a second bal lotage; Clemenceau believes Jacques, the Kepublican candidate, is sure to win, but that it is likely it will take two tries; Lock roy thinks Jacques will come in ahead without any trouble; Micheliu declares there is no doubt of Boulanger's triumph; Boulanger himself pushes confidence to the extreme; 60.000 majority is what he thinks the Frenchmen are going to give him. Many of the politicians supplement their opinions by a hedging clause to the effect that there may be a great surprise. If any great sur prise should come you may be sure that it will be a surprise to the Boulangerists in the shape of a sweeping majority for the Repub lican Jacques. Boulanger lias the Women's Sympathy. If the women in France could vote, how ever, things would be quite different. The popularity of the blue-eyed General and his pointed beard among the French women is amusing, and to this is due a comic revela tion which contributes to the humors of the fight. It appears that a sister of Jacques, who is now fighting Boulanger, has a talent for music, and a short time ago, feeling her heart stirred up by the General's appearance she wrote and set to music an ode about the General, which she dedicated to him, and called him "The Star of France." Since the identity of the author has been made public it is impossible to obtain a copy of this ode, and it can easily be imagined that Jacques and his party are not made happy by the chaff which itoccasioned. Those who believe in Boulanger's success predict an immediate overthrow for the French Government and all sorts of dire re sults: but, apart from the fact that Bou langer is not going to be elected, the friends of France need not worry particularly about that. Boulanger lacks the tools with which to work a conp d'etat, and would simply see himself with a good deal of prestige added to his reputation; but not so much nearer to power. What is proba ble, however, is that Floquet, who is a very tired man, will seize the occasion to resign in the flush of victory after Boulanger is beaten, and that a Cabinet, with Freycinet at its head, will be constructed on the lines best adapted to do away with the Boulangist nuisance. No other Government could allow such a state of affairs to exist, and the recent de claration of Floquet, to the effect that those in power did not need consideration, as they have means to make themselves respected when it is necessary, would indicate that he and his colleagues were losing patience. A Mysterions Gas Well. rtPECTAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.l East Palestine, January 26. The gas well that is being drilled three miles west of here by Pittsburg capitalists, has been sur rounded by a strong board fence and the success or failure of the enterprise is kept from the people, but by an extra effort it is learned that they are now in the proper sand, and the well will be torpedoed about next Wednesday. They have a good show of oiL ftOTABEGPLABTBUBT. British Steel Rail Manufacturers Deny That They Proposo Forming a Com bination Merely a Self-Protection Sort of Scheme, That's All. BT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. London, January 26. Copyright. There seems to have been some misunder standing here and in the United States re specting the proposed combination in the British steel rail trade. It is not intended to form a regular trust, but simply to revive the old association of manufacturers formed in 1885. The operations of that association lasted not longer than two years, after tthich the members gradually dropped out, and the thing died a natural death. It has always been a matter for specula tion here why an arrangement which cer tainly did considerable good for the British manufacturers should have been allowed to lapse in such an ignominious fashion. The failure was probably due to the absence of one or two strong men, with the necessary time to devote to the business of keeping the members together. That is understood pe the opinion of Sir Henry Tyler, who. jue ueing uie -i resiueui oi me vxrana nk Railway of Canada, is the Chairman e famous ithymnev Iron Company in SoutlfWales. Mr. Tyler saw a number of persons inter ested in steel rail-making during his visit to the States last tall, and heard enough to persuade himself of the need for reviving the old association. About the same time much talk on the same subject was going on here, and when Mr. Tyler returned he fouud the matters so far advanced that the .Bnyniney Company soon received over tures from the Honorable Secretary of the proposed association. Mr. Tyler pressed lor and obtained the details of the scheme, which were fully discussed by the Rhymney Company, with the result that the corre spondence between Mr. Tyler and the Sec retary was sent to all the firms interested in the matter, together with a circular, in which the Rhymney directors urged all manufacturers to join in this movement, which promised to operate to the common advantage. Negotiations are still going on, and it is hoped that within a week or two a con ference will be held to decide definitely. Some experts are inclined to doubt the possibility of reconciling interests held to be more or less conflicting, but Sir Henry Tyler and his directors see no serious diffi culties in the way. In the half yearly re port to be presented to the shareholders of the Rhymney Company next eek, the de rectors say: Judging from past experience It would seem to be impossible, under the existing competi tion, to obtain a reasonable price for or profit upon steel rails until some mode of combina tion has been adopted by the trade. Negotia tions are still pending with a view to some reasonable arrangement being como to among the 16 firms who make steel rails, by means of which an tne parties may ODtain a iair return, nut no more tn: lan a fair return for the capital invested. UTILE nOPE FOE KENNA. Poor Prospect of the West Virginia Senator Succeeding Uimaelft rSr-ECIAI. TELEGRAM TO TUB DtSPATCH.l Cn ABLESTON, W. VA , January 26. Kenna stock seems to have depreci ated in value to-day. His friends claim that three Democratic members have been approached with offers of boodle to work against him, which is generally accepted as being a virtual acknowledgement that they fear the result. Chairman Goshorn, of the Union Labor party, is making a desperate effort to hold his members in line, and claims that he will succeed with one, at least. This is-sufficient to break the Demo cratic majority on joint ballot, and as a Democratic member declares that he will not support Kenna under any circum stances, it can be seen that a caucus nomi nation will not be equivalent to an election, and it seems doubtful if such a nomination will be made. Ex-Senator Camden has stated that he will be a candidate in case Kenna fails, and it has been suggested that his influence is being brought to bear upon the members who are making trouble for Kenna, at least one of them being an avowed Camden man. To-day's ballot in a vote of 77 gave Goff. 30; Kenna, 15; Governor "Wilson, 9; W. L. "Wilson, 5; G. W. Stevens, Union Labor, 3. Balance scattering. UNTEEEIFIED LIQU0E MEN. As Many License Applications nt Erie us There Were Last Year. rEFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCII.l Ebie, January 26. At the close of the hour for filing applications for liquor li censes to-night there were 245 applications. This is within 1 of the number of applica tions filed last year, and of which 227 were granted in the city and county. It had been predicted that the high licenses paid last year had not made the business profitable, and that there would be fewer applications made this year than there were last. This was not the case, however, for where some found the business insufficient to pay expenses there were a corresponding num ber who could see money in the traffic. The prohibition element here will not make a united fight this year in the city as they did last year, as they still feel the sting of last spring's defeat. The Prohibitionists are very much agi tated over the report which comes from the liquor men themselves that they have assessed the liquor trade of Erie 550,000 for the campaign in opposition to the prohibi tion amendment. Public sentiment is very strong here against prohibition, but is in favor of a strong restriction. The liquor li cense laws were never so religiously lived up to in Erie as they have been under high license, j ME BLASTING P0WDEE TE0UBLE. General Manager Storrs is Not Quito so Arbitrary Now. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIBrATCH.l Scranton, 'January 26. District As sembly No. 6, K. of L., will meet in Scran ton on Monday to consider the action of the anthracite coal companies in declining to make a reduction at present in the price of the blasting powder that they furnish to their miners. An address will be issued, in which it will bo show n that General Coal Agent Storrs, of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Company, is a stockholder in the mill from which the company secures its supply of powder. Mr. Storrs. who has been active in trying to maintain the present price ot powder, has been compelled by Samuel Sloan, of New York, President of the Lackawanna Com pany, to treat the miners with more consid eration than he has formerly shown to them. To-day he sent a letter to the miners' com mittee informing them that it would give him pleasure to meet the miners at their own convenience on any occasion, to consid er the powder question or any other matters relating to their work. ZACH TAIL0E IS GUILTY. So Decides the Jury in the McCansIand Murder Case. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCn. Waynesbueg, January 26. The jury in the Zach Taylor case went out at 7 r. m. and came in at 9:10 P. if. with a verdict of murder in the first decree, for the killing of Drover McCansIand. Great interest was taken, and there is considerable excitement here over the Tesult. The attendance at court to-day was very large. SHOWERS OF EOSES And Other Flowers Will Descend Upon the Presidental Party AT THE GAY INAUGURAL BALL. The Florists' and Decorators' Arts Taxed to the Utmost. to Be DOUSE HUNTING IN WASHINGTON CITY. Allison Goes to Confer With Harrison About a Cabinet Position. The decorations at the inaugural ball are to be especially beautiful and rich. A principal feature will be the profusion of flowers. Eminent politicians who desire to live in "Washington are having considerable trouble in finding suitable residences. Sen ator Allison has gone to see General Harri son in regard to the Treasury portfolio, but whether or not he will accept the appoint ment is uncertain. "West Virginia Repub licans are confident that their star is in the ascendancy in that State. JSrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCIT.3 Washington, January 26. The In augural Committee has finished the plans for the decoration of the grand hall of the Pension Office on the occasion of the in augural ball. The surface fronts of the galleries will be festooned with American flags and in the spaces between them will be placed alternately silver plated armor mounted in plush, and coats of arms of all the States and nations. The latter will be five feet high and painted in oil. The former will be mounted on a backing five feet high, covered with silk plush. Carved eagles, trimmed with flags, will surmount the coats of arms. The face of the galleries will be further decorated with garlands of laurel, and the columns supporting the gal leries will be decorated in the same way. Laurel will be used entensively. A feature will be the panels of choice flowers sus pended from the front of the galleries repre senting the executive departments of the Government. These panels will be ten feet long and five feet wide. From the dome in the center of the ceil ing will be suspended an immense ship oi state. She will be a three-master and 30 feet long. In the center of the ballroom will be erected a Japanese pagoda, the lower part of which will be a grotto and the next two stories will be occupied by the bands. The pagoda will be an ornamental feature and will be the central point 'of the decor ations. Immense portraits in oil ot the President and Vice President will form con spicuous features, while in .the reception room will be a large tete-a-tete chair made of choice flowers with "Harrison and Mor ton" worked in flowers in the back of the chair. A novel idea has been conceived by the florist in the construction of a large'floral ball, which will be suspended near the en trance when the Presidental party comes in. The ball will open by pulling a string, and a shower of cut flowers will descend upon tne party. BUTT IS SANGUINE That the Republicans Will Secure Control of West Virginia Politics. rsrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISrATCH.l Washington, January 26. James D. Butt, a prominent Republican of West Vir ginia, is in the city, and is very sanguine in regard to the situation in his State as affect ing bis party. Touching the condition of things political, he says: I believe that Goff will be elected to the Sen ate. Our situation is a peculiar one. Mr. Carr, President of the Senate, and the two labor men in the House bold the balance of power. If, as present inuicauons snow, tney turn in ana vote lor Goff, Carr will become Governor of the State and can control its parronago in the In terest of the Labor party and labor organiz ations. He will have the appointment of the Secretary of State, Mine Inspectors and other officials. Under our law the Legislature is high court in elections. I predict that the deadlock will continue in the matter of the Governorship contest until after the 1st of March, when Gov ernor Wilson's term expires. Then there will be no Governor, an interregnum. The Legis lature, the contest not being settled, will have to elect one. The Democrats cannot throw over Fleming to make a deal with Carr, and he will act with the Republicans from inclination and policy. It is a pretty snarl as it stands, but I believe the Republicans will win the Senator. Eight Democratic members of the Legislature will never vote for Kenna. In regard to the situation in the Fourth Congressional district of West Virginia, Representative Hogg, who now represents the district, but was defeated for renomina tion by Hon. J. M. Jackson, says: When Mr. Jackson was nominated I made a speech urging my friends to support him, and helped him all I could on the stump. He was defeated by 13 votes. His successful opponent, Charles B. Smith, was fairly elected, and I have no doubt the Governor will issue his cer tificate in due season. Mr. Smith is an intelli gent, upright man, who will serve his district faithfully. If 1 had been nominated I believe I should have been elected, and would have pulled the Governor through with me. I am not a candidate for any office. I shall return home and devote my time to my legal pro fession. IS IT SECEETABY ALLISON? The Senator Will Talk to Harrison About the Trensnry Portfolio. tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Washington, January 26. The state ments made yesterday that Senator Allison is being urged by the President-elect to ac cept the Secretaryship of the Treasury re ceived practically confirmation to-day in the departure of the Iowa man this morning for Indianapolis. He left tne citv in the quiet, unannounced way in which he does everything, and at his residence the in formation that he has gone is still denied. It is known, however, that the Senator was a passenger on the limited train west this nioAiing, and that he had purchased a ticket for Indianapolis. It does not follow that because Senator Allison has gone to see the President-elect he will accept a place in the Cabinet, but it is well known that he received several invi tations to take the Treasury portfolio and that each time he has refused. It is also known that he wants his friend Clarkson to have a place, but that General Harrison has determined that Iowa must give him Alli son or nobody. The Senator much prefers to remain in the Senate, and his collegnes and intimate friends are urging him not to throw himself away by going into the Cabi net The pressure from Indianapolis finally became so strong that he has gone there to talk the matter over fully and freely with General Harrison. He will still loyally plead the cause of Clarksoibut may be in duced to take the place himself. WASHINGTON'S SCATENGEES. Armies of Rats Ilold Possession of the Government BnJIdings. ISFECtAL TELEGRAM TOTHEDISFATCn.l Washington. January 26. Not long ago a man with dogs, ferrets and traps was paid 200 to clear the rats from the base ment of the Interior Department. Ap parently he succeeded, for such a pile of rodents as he carried away was never seen in any public building; but less than a month after his departure they were numer ous as ever. During business hours they seldom put in an appearance, but as soon as the clock strikes 4 they come out in batallions and traverse all the passages and open rooms in search of remnants of lunches. The watch man says they are unbearably impudent, but they are good scavengers and let no crumbs escape. HABEIS0N WILL LITE At the White House, Notwithstanding Re ports to the Contrary. FECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISFATCn. Washington, January 26. Mrs. James G. Blaine is looking about the city for a suitable house. She has inspected a num ber of houses, both finished and unfinished, anil it she can find what she wants, she will again resume housekeeping in this city. It is understood that in the event that the Blaines do not rent a house here, they will build one. As stated several daysago, Vice President-elect Morton has secured the Bell house on Scott circle. There are several prominent men who may be connected with the next administra tion, or who intend to make their homes in this city because their friends live here, who are on the lookout for suitable houses to lease or buy, and also for good building sites. There is more or less talk about General Harrison following the example of Presi dent Cleveland in the matter of having a home outside of the White House. The gossips some weeks aeo located him on the farm of the late Mr. Hutchinson, near Sil ver Springs, and, while it is admitted that this would be a pleasant retreat for the new President, yet the owners of the property denied that there was any intention on their part to sell, or that they had been ap proached on the subject in the interest of General Harrison. The flattening out of this story, however, has not discouraged the gossipers, and, according to the latest story, General Harrison is going to buy th residence at the head of Fourteenth street, now occupied by Chief Justice Fuller. It seems to be the opinion of those best in formed that General Harrison has not as yet formed any plans relative to his residence in this city, except that he will occupy the White House, as his predecessors have been in the habit of doing. MUEBEBED HIS M0THEB. Young Latimer Arrested for the Horrible Crlmo nt Jackson Crafty Plan ' of the Assassin to Hide His Tracks. JAckson, Mich., January 26. A strong web of circumstantial evidence has been woven about R. Irving Latimer, the only son of the Mrs. Latimer who was murdered Thursday night, and this afternoon he was arrested on a warrant issued by order of the prosecuting attorney. Latimer left Jack son Thursday afternoon, and on his arrival atDetroit registered at theGriswold House. He spent the evening in company with a woman, and at 10 o clock he returned to the hotel, where he changed his hat and went out again. The theory offered by the police is that he left Detroit at 10:45 and reached Jackson as 1:15 a. m. '. He then committed the murder, got on the train at 5:15 or 6:35 and returned to Detroit, He was seen going into his room about 9 o'clock Friday morning by the chamber maid, who says his bed was not occupied Thursday night. The case has created in tense excitement here. Latimer's father died about a year ago under very mysterious circumstances. He had been in the best of health and sat in bis room reading one even ing when he was suddenly taken with nausea and died before physicians could reach him. The physicians atttibuted death to heart disease. By his death his widow received about $10,000 insurance, which would revert "to tU'e son iu -case she died. JUST EETUENED FB0M THE WAES To Find nis Bride of 26 Tears Ago Had Been Long Remarried. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DtSFATCH.l Waterbtjet, January 26. The serenity of a happy home on Prospect street, the aristocratic portion of this city, has been disturbed by the unexpected appearance of the wife's first husband, whom she supposed dead when she married the father of her nresent iarire familv of sons and daughters. The couple had been enjoying the bless ings of conjugal life for over a quarter of a century, never suspecting the existence of husband No. 1, who,a monthafter marriage in 1863, at Clifford, in Oswego county, N. Y.t left the woman to join the Union forces in the. War of the Rebellion. He came to Waterbury last Wednesday expect ing to find his bride of a quarter of a cen tury ago, but was shocked to dis cover her married and the mother of several grown-up sons and daughters, one of whom is married and a mother. She fainted upon recognizing him, but after coming to her senses refused to recognize the recreant in any way. His protestations were answered j the appearance of a con stable summoned by husband No. 2, who quickly induced him to decamp, instead of encamping, as he had expected. The lost and found are to be divorced under the title of Annie E. Nash versus William Nash. The parties are respectably connected in Bridgeport and in New Haven, where husband No. 1 is now residing tem porarily. THEY MADE THE1E OWN MONEY. Three Gentlemen With an Independent Mint Taken In Custody. Reading, January 26 Three men who had engaged a room at the City Hotel were arrested after they had retired early this morning on suspicion of having within the past few days passed a number of counter feit dollars on tradesmen in this city. They had in their possession nearly $20Q in good coin of small denominations, but no coun terfeit money was found upon them. They were given a hearing this morning, when they gave their names as James Clark, Frank Allen and John Harrison. They had registered at the hotel under the names of Taylor, Adams and Wilson. The man who gave his name as Clark is an Italian. Several tradesmen testified that the ac cused had visited their stores and purchased articles of quite small value. In each in stance they nad tendered a silver dollar in payment and were given coin of small de nomination in change. The dollars were subsequently found to be bogus. A fourth party had been seen in company with the accused, and it is thought he has escaped from the city with the stock of counterteit dollars in his possession. The three men were committed to jail for trial. THE DETE0IT TE0UBLE. Polanders Refuse to Obey the Bishop and Appeal to Home. Deteoit, January 26. Despairing of bringing the rebellious Poles under the leadership of Father Kolasinski back into the fold by gentle methods, Bishop Foley yesterdav issued a circular warning them that further attendance upon the service of the deposed priest meant excommunication. In reply to this the Kolasinskians present the following defi: Bishop Foley At present we announce to you in the name of 12,000 Polanders that neither with you nor with your stubbornness we wish to have anything to do. We are not afraid of any excommunication, and at some time ago we have sent our relations in our cause to propaganda to Rome. Committee. A Big Butcher Shop Burned. Jebsey City, January 26. The main building of the Central Stock Company's hog abattoir, on the line of the Pennsyl vania Railroad and on the west bank of the Hackensack river, was destroyed by fire this atternoon. BETTER THANBLAIM. Gen. Harrison Prefers Senator Allison for Secretary of State. A WAY OUT OP HIS DILEMMA. Allison for Premier, the Treasury for New York, Nothing for Blaine. THE CABINET MAY BE DECIDED T0-DAT Delegation of Southerners Calls and Learns All About Sewerage. Senator Allison's sudden visit to Indian apolis can mean nothing but business, and business ofgreat importance,so the Hoosiers say. Their interpretation of the object of President-elect Harrison in summoning the Senator just now is that he wishes to getout of the Blaine and New York difficulty by appointing Mr. Allison Secretary of State, and thus having the Treasury portfolio for a New Yorker, after all. Allison's confer ence is expected to last the greater part of to-day. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Indianapolis, January 26. The report received here late this afternoon that Sena tor Allison had left Washington for this city startedup all over again the rattle and bang of the Cabinet-making shops about the hotel corridors. It is agreed that such a visit at this time can mean nothing but business, and very important busi ness at that. The facts, as they have been stated in The Dispatch already, are that it was same time ago inti mated to Senator Allison that General Harrison desired him to be the next Secre tary of the Treasury. Senator Allison let it be understood that he should much prefer to remain in the Senate. Recently the tender oi the Treasury Department to Sena tor Allison was made in a more formal man ner, and he still declined, and set to work to get Clarkson appointed instead. Still more recently General Harrison has seen what seemed to him a possibility of settling the New York difficulty, and creat ing in the metropolis a friendly sentiment that would help his administration greatly in case of a fight with Blaine, through the appointment of Allison as Secretary of State, anJ the giving of the Treasury De partment to a New York man after all. ALLISON THE HUB JUST N0T7. Allison has thus become a sort of center for the whole business of Cabinet making, for upon his decision as to which department he will take or whether he will take any at all Beems to depend to a great extent the complexion oi the whole Cabinet, and the probability of an immediate settlement'of the question as to what he will do involves the probability that the completion of the work of choosing a Cabinet is imminent. With Allison to start with, the gathering in of the other six men need be but the work of a few hours. Senator Allison, if the re ports from Washington are correct, is due in Indianapolis to-morrow noon, and will un doubtedly have his talk with the President elect in the afternoon and return to Wash ington by Monday night. It isn't unrea sonable to suppose that by then the Cabinet will have been completed. A delegation from Decatur, Ala., which arrived in Indianapolis last night and claimed that its business was to look ur the. Lsewerage question with a view of making .uecatur secure. against anotner visitation ot the yellow fever, in pursuance, doubtless, of that object, tramped out North Delaware street this morning, and spent an hour or so with the President-elect. AN AUTHOBITT ON SE-5VEBS. The Mayor of Decatur and several lead ing citizens were included in the delegation, and when they came back they said that thev had found General Harrison imbued with brilliant and patriotic ideas upon the subject of sewerage, and that they had been much edified, by their conversation with him upon that subject. To assist General Har rison to arrive at s correct understanding of the present aspect of the sewerage question the delegation presented to him a copy of a pamphlet setting forth the natural resources and approaching prosperity of the section of Alabama about Decatur. This work had been elegantly bound especially iur iuc ri esiucui-eieuii. ai. wua ituuunju&mcu by a formal address felicitating General Harrison upon his election. A visitor who came and went away to-day. and of whose purposes little can be learned, was John P. Young, managing editor of the San Francisco Chronicle, the organ of the De Youngs. He had a short conference with the President-elect, but insisted that it hadn't anything to do with politics or the Cabinet. From the same direction came Edward P. Ferry, of Utah, a brother oi ex-Senator Ferry, of Michigan. He talked to the President-elect of the Mormon question from a Gentile standpoint, and also showed him, as A CTJBIOTJS ILLUSTBATION of the extent to which interest in the recent election had extended, a telegram sent by a man in Constantinople to a friend in Mar ash, Tdrkey, conveying the information that General Harrison had been elected. The message was in the Turkish language, of course, and upon a Turkish blank. W. E. Emerson, the messenger who took the electoral vote of Kansas to Washington, arrived here on his way home this morning. He had expected to be met here by a dele gation from Kansas to wait upon the Presi-dent-elect,but they had failed to arrive. After waiting about the hotels lor them until late in the day, he went alone and paid his re spects to General Harrison. It is supposed that the delegation will get here some time to-night. It will probably interest Mrs. Harrison to know that the babies are well, and that General Harrison has gone to a stag party, to-night. The party is a dinner given by Dan Ramsdell, Vice-Chairman of the Re publican State Committee, and an old friend of the President-elect, to General Harrison and about 15 other old residents ot Indianapolis and personal friends of the General's. Mr. Ramsdell served under General Harrison in the army, and lost an arm at Resaca. He 'would like to be mar shal of the District of Columbia, but he hears that General Dan Macauley is down for that place. TOO BUST TO LEAVE HOME. All the newspapers except The Dis patch had General Harrison booked this morning for a trip to Riley McKeen's home, at Terra Haute, for over 'Snnday and the Cincinnati papers announced as a fact that he would surelybein that city next Wednes day, at the dedication ot the new Chamber of Commerce building. As a matter of fact, General Harrisonhas been at home all day to-day, while there is scarcely a remote possibility of his going to Cincinnati. Matters are very rushing at the Har rison house just now. The burden of look ing after the correspondence is enormous, and constantly increasing as the inaugura tion draws nearer. Private Secretary Hal ford can't get time enough for a visit to his wife, and he has even had to de cline, on account of the impossi bility of leaving his work, an invita tion to a dinner at a New York clnb, where it was intended that he should be one of the lions of the occasion. It is the necessity of sacrifices like this, he says, that breaks a private secretary's heart. He in timates that when he gets to Washington he is going to be "real devilish" for awhile, and run up to New York quite often to get acquainted with the boys. SEND ONE TO SAMOA. The Dynamite Gun a Deadly Success Sand Filled Shells Throw Water and Mad Skyward All Who Witnessed the Test are Pleased. rSPICIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.! New Yoek, January 26. The final Government tests of the pneumatic dyna mite gun, constructed for the new cruiser Vesuvius, were conducted under the super vision of Major Zalinski and the Naval Board at Fort Lafayette to-day. The long gun, with its 15-inch bore, was placed at the southeast end of the island, and four buoys floating a mile away inclosed the target, which was a rectangular expanse of water about half the size of the deck of a man-of-war. The first shot fired consisted of a shell filled with 175 pounds of sand. It struck in the center of the target, 497 yards beyond the right-hand buoy, and was thereafter used as the bull's eye at which all subsequent shots were aimed. The gun was trained at an elevation of about 18. Eight tubular projectiles 15 inches in diame ter, each loaded with 175 pounds of dynamite and nitro-gelatine.were fired. One of the shots sent a column or black mud and water 100 feet into the air. The average ve locity was 12 seconds, and the average pressure 1,000 pounds to the inch. The Government required 50 per cent of excellence in the grouping of the shots, and the greater number of the officers were of the opinion that this had been accomplished. In the afternoon some shots with sand filled projectiles were made at long range. One which was intended to drop at the mouth of the gun was stuck half way out of it. A sailor had to climb out on the gun and tie a rope to the projectile. A buoy was fastened to the other end and thrown into the water. The projectile was then blown out a few feet away. A shell, filled with 500 pounds of sand, and carrying a long steel rudder was fired a mile. It turned a number of times in the air. Major Zalinski said the shell must have been weak, and must have bulged. He had intended to fire a similar shell filled with dynamite, but abandoned it after the experiment. Five hundred pound dynamite missiles have been fired successfully from the gun on previous occa sions, however. All the visitors declared the gun a great success. THE NEXT STEEL GUN TEST. It Will be That of the Thnrlovr Weapon, About the Middle of February. rSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l Annapolis, January 26. Representa tives of the South Boston Iron Works are engaged at the naval proving ground, oppo site Annapolis, in placing in position a pneumatic gun carriage, on which to test the regulation eight-inch steel gun. The carriage is t be worked with compressed air, and it is claimed that by this method a great saving would take place as against the ordinary gun carriages now in use, as one person can manipulate the improved pattern, whereas four or five persons would be required for the old style carriage. Should the experiment prove satisfactory, it is said the Government will very likely adopt the new stvle carriage. It costs about $10,000 to erect it. The testing of the Thurlow, Pa., steel gun, at the naval proving grounds, will take place about the middle of February. Great merit is claimed for this gun, and it is. thought it will be able to resist the press ure which burst the Bessemer cast steel gun at its recent trial at the Naval Academy. ? "r C0UETED BY C0EEESP0NDENCE. The Climax of a Romantic Love-Maklng-Reacbed In St. Loul. tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISTATCH.l St. Louis, January 26. A marriage, romantic as it was early, was celebrated this morning in the ladies' parlor of Hirst's Hotel. A day or two ago Mr. William D. Rainey, a gentleman from Raineyville, Ark., arrived in the city and inquired at the hotel for a certain Mrs. Susan L. Gray, of Boston. Mr. Rainey is over 60, anf very wealthy. This morning Mrs. Gray arrived, and although they had never met before, they were married before breakfast. It seems a female relative induced the pair to correspond, photos were exchanged, and finally Mr. Rainey made an avowal of love and a proposal of marriage. The mail brought him word that the first was re turned and the second accepted. As the expectant groom could not be absent from his business for a snfficient length of time to visit Boston, a nentral point was agreed upon and St. Louis chosen as the place. Mrs. Gray is fair and 40. They took a train for Chicago to enjoy their honeymoon. INDIANA BEIBEES AEEESTED. A Well-to-Do Farmer In the Tolls More Evidence Against Dudley. ISFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE ElarATCH.J Indianapolis, January 26. The first man of standing to be arrested upon the mass of indictment found by the United States grand jury is Albert B. Taylor, a well-to-do farmer and grain dealer of Pen dleton, who was arrested to-day charged with bribery. He gave J 1,000 bail at once. William Owens, of Sheridan, who is charged with having promised George Far low 515 for his -rte, and John W. Butler, who is charged with having voted illegally, were also arrested to-day. Owens paid Far low $9, and the matter came out through Farlow's kicking because he didn't get the other 56. Neither Owens nor Butler could obtain bond. The grand jury will continue to work next week. New evidence in the matter of the Dudley letter is said to have been dis covered. WILL OHIO BE THE NEXT? Pennsylvania Brewers Claim That Ohio Will Follow In the Prohibition Farade. I SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISFATCn. 1 Cincinnati, January 26. JohnH animel, a Pittsburg brgwer.is here. Mr.Hammel said to The Dispatch representative that the liquor interest of Pennsylvania is yery much alarmed over the prospects that the State will vote for prohibition next June. Mr. Hammel is here to arouse an interest in behalf of his people on the part of the Ohio brewers, and the discouraging news he tells them is that if the prohibition amendment becomes a law in Pennsylvania, Ohio will very likely be the next State, for the conditions in the States are much alike. The Prohibitionist is equally alert and active in both States, and in view of this condition of affairs it is very probable that the Ohio brewers will come to the assistance of their Keystone State people. WANTS MEN AND MONET To Operate Wire Nail Works at Mansfield Recently Built. ISPICIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.l Bellaibe, January 26. Colonel W. H. Taylor, of Mansfield, is here trying to se cure capital to run a steel wire nail works at Mansfield. The plant has been built about three months. The man who went there and organized the company gave the people of that place assurances that there was big money in the venture, and they subscribed liberally to have it located there. When the works was about ready for starting, the builder sud denly left for parts unknown, leaving the concern in the lurch and deserting his wife. Mr. Taylor's endeavor is to secure a compli ment ot workmen with money to operate the works. HAO 11 POLICY? X Is the ftue etary Whit ney Puts tt,",onntry. WILLWEEIGHTv SUBMIT To Being Ignominionsly Fired Out of Samoa by Germany. SAMOA'S STEATEGIC IMPORTANCE To America When the Panama Canal Is Completed. GEEMANI AND ENGLAND GOOD FBIE5D3 The official correspondence on the Samoan muddle shows that we have no foreign policy, and Secretaiy Whitney is anxious that one should "be carved out. He wants to know what good it will do to send rein forcements to Samoa if the commanding officers have no definite instructions as to the course of action they shall pursue. Princs Bismarck says Germany and En gland are hand-in-hand in this matter, and the latter country is paying Httle attention to it, one way or the other. Washington, January 26. The follow ing letter from Secretary Whitney to Con gressman Herbert was made public this afternoon: Navy Depahtment. "I Washington, January 23, 18S9. J Sib I have the honor to acknowledge receipt of your letter of January 11, in which you re quest that there may be transmitted to tho Naval Committee of the House any recent re ports from officers of the vessels stationed at Samoan Islands, showing the condition of things, and the request of the department for the announcement of adeflnite policy referred to by me in my letter of the 23d ins:., if part of the records of the department. There are no later reports than those copies of which were transmitted Congress in a mes sage of the President of January 15, 1889. Tho communication of the department to the Sec retary of State, in reference to the announce ment of a definite policy, is contained in a letter, a copy of which is enclosed. Yoor letter also contains the f oUowing request: "I should be glad to know if any further en largement of the appropriations of your de partment should be made in view of existing conditions?" This inquiry, upon its face, seems to pnt upon this department the responsibility of esti mating for possible expenditures, arising out of conditions which It cannot anticipate. HAVE WTE A POLICX. Until a decision is reached as to the policy oi this Government regarding the independence of the Samoan group of islands, no judgment can be formed upon the subject of possible ex penditures. Up to the present time the depart ment is not aware that we have had any national policy upon the subject. Neither the Monroo doctrine nor any other expression of national policy is understood to apply to the islands of the Pacific One by one they have been taken without interference from us. If there is to bo no new deDarture affecting this group of inlands, I conceive that the Department Is quite able now to perform every duty arising out of existing conditions. Unless this is a conflict between the policy of this Government and some other power, the differences will doubt less be harmonized and no extraordinary ex penditures will be called for. Having brought to attention of the appropriate department the circumstances specially within the observa tion of this Department seeming to call for definite instructions to its officers, and the whole matter having subsequently been laid before Congress by the President it would be preferable that this departm ent should not anticipate conditions beyond its authority or control. very respectfully. W. C Whitney; Secretary of the Navy. INSTEUCTIONS needed. The following is the inclosure referred toi Navy Department, ( "Washington, Januarys, 1889. 1 Sib Inclosed herewith I send copy of dis patch jnst received by way of New Zealand from the Captain of the NIpsic, now at Samoa. The Department is able to send immediately two additional vessels to Samoa in response to this request, and has given directions tbt they make ready to receive sailing orders and would be pleased to strengthen the forces at the Samoan Islands by these and other vessels of the Pacific squadron if any useful purpose is to be served thereby. If, however, the purpose of the German Govern ment now made entirely clear imposes no duty upon the officers of the squadron, to strengthen the naval force at those island: would only place the officers under irritating conditions with no duty to perform, and would in all probability give rise to trouble. TheNipsicis entirely adequate for protection of our Con sulate and as an asylum for non-combatants entitled to the protection of our Government. In view of the critical situation at the Sa moan islands, it seems to the department that the officers of the sauadron. if further vessels are to be dispatched, should receive instruc tions of a definite character as to their duty in the premises. gebsiany intends conquest. From the correspondence heretofore held between the Department of Stats and the German Government, and from reports re ceived from our naval officers and the consular agency at the island, it appears clear that con quest of those islands is intended by the Ger man Gove rnment in the interests of a com mercial company, and is being consummated bv overt acts which are multiplying day by day. There is no longer any other pretext upon which can be explained the interference of the German man-of-war in the contest In pro gress upon tne isiana oi Apia, l apprenena that the officers of the navy will not under stand without definite advices to that effect what their duty may be under the circum stances as they are developing. Our ante cedent relations to this group of islands and to the Sandwich Islands have been of an exceptional character and will be likely to give rise to doubts in the minds of the officers as to their dnty under existing condi tions. In these two groups of islands, by treaty, harbors have been reserved for the use of the navy of the United States, and as to the Samoan group, the three governments Ger many, Great Britain and the United States 'have up to recent date acted together npon the theory of mutual cooperation in preserving the autonomy of the people of the Samoan Islands. OP NATIONAL ISIPOBTANCE. A harbor at Samoa will become of national consequence to us in the future as a naval power, but if the islands are to go under the dominion of Germany it would cease to be of use. The department has heretofore directed the officers of the squadron to act in accord ance with the instructions which the consular agent at Samoa shall receive from the Depart ment of State, but in view of the late advices and this request for an additional force. the department desires to De aavisea wnetner it is the purpose of the Government to an- nonnce an; WTIOIICT pollcy regarding the Samoan group of which the officers should be advised. Very rennprtfullv. W. C. WHITNEY. Secretary of the Navy. To the Hon. Thomas F. Bayard, Secretary of State, 'Washington. The dispatch received by Secretary Whit ney from the commander ot the Nipic re ferred to above, bears the date of Auckland, January 5, and is as follows: Three German war ships at Apia threatened to disarm Mataafa; landed at Lalengo to pre- (Continued on seventh page.) V t 4 1 i iT&J ZEmz3m