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Is Carried to Victory on a Tidal
Wave of Popularity Which
Bids Fair to
TJio Election Causes Intense
Excitement and Paris
Goes Wild.
JlS immerse tote tolled.
The General's Majority Over
the Other Candidates is
54,432, and
American Election Methods
a Great Success in
Belle Prance.
Prove to be
Boulanger has met the enemy on the field
of popular suffrage, and has gained an over
whelming victory. His adherents are
vociferously jubilant, while the Govern
ment is despondent and may throw itself
upon the people for support or final defeat.
The General's success is attributed to his
receiving a large number of votes from all
parties discontented with the present Gov
Paeis, Copyright. January 27. This
He day has been interesting, but not par
ticularly excit
ing. The riot
and bloodshed
that were to
have marked it
have not turned
up. The hours
of daylight
were wonder
fully quiet,and
t.ie Parisians
spent them pil
ing up a most
in a j ority for
Boulanger, the Man VTho R onlanrer.
to Control the Destiny of b '
France. one which is
not yet officially announced, but which will
exceed 80,000. After dark when the bulletin
boards informed them officially of what
they had done the Parisians began
howling increasing their howls as Boulan-
ger's figures grew larger. Many of them
are howling still. Many voices will be
temporarily extinct in the morning.
The calm of Paris during the day was
simply wonderful. The Alarmists said:
"Go to Belleville, the hotbed of socialism,
and there blood will flow." I climbed up
into that quarter, but nothing more exciting
was going on than a sale of cabbage in an
open street.
An OnlraKc Misses Fire.
"What promised to be exciting by contrast
was a discussion between some men in
blouses and a cabman who was piloting two
Email horses up the steep Bue de Belleville.
The Socialists I supposed they were Social
ists tried to pull the cab down
the hill backward, but the small
horses due their toes into the cobblestones
and got away. So the most promising
outrage of the day missed fire. In the
poling station of the Eue Drouot, I heard a
Boulangerist call a red headed man a savage.
The red headed man seeing himself in the
minority went away, so that came to
nothing. Many of the citizens, on the
boulevard called each other "turkey buz
zards" and "camels," but these insults, not
being aggravated by the addition of the
word "Prussian," were generally taken in
the kindly spirit in which they were meant.
Boulanger read the returns with his
friends over the Durand restaurant, opposite
the Madeleine. Jacques had his head
quarters at the Restaurant Delarne on the
opposite side of the Bue Iioyaie.
He Would Not Talk.
The crowd tried for hours, by alternately
singing and cheering, to make Boulanger
talk, but could not induce him even to ap
pear at a window,
"When he had cone an English trait of the
French crowd developed itself. The mob
Avcnt over under the window of Jacques, the
defeated candidate, and spent two hours
hissing, groaning and assailing him with
the vilest epithets. Even the ladies who
" showed themselves at the windows were
cursed and indecently abused, and none
of Jacques' friends were allowed to make
a speech. After awhile one young woman
gave vent to her feelings by throwing out an
ordinary camp stool upon the head of a
demonstrative Boulangcrist.and after that all
the Jacques men retreated. The restaurant
,' proprietor fearing for the plate glass win
dows, hung out a big transparent sign,
"Boulanger elected," and cheered lustily
for the General from his balcony. This
with a little police assistance, cent the
crowd away.
An Unpleasant Km to of Blind.
It is, of course, impossible to exaggerate
the astonishment of those who had counted
upon the good sense of the Parisians, and
rerused to the last to think that the well
advertised adventurer could carry them
nlong. The state of mind of the Gov
ernment is not easy to describe.
Early in the evening, while awaiting
the returns, I played billiards at the Grand
Cafe with the Bourgeois" Under Secretary
of State. The Bourgeois declared his belief
that Boulanger could not get in. On the
first returns arriving he couldn't play bil
liards any more. He was white with rage when
the result was known, and said: "The
Parisians find themselves under another and
worse ruler than ever. They richly deserve
it." Then he went home.
One thing I can say is and that it is cer
tain that until he sees his way clear to
power Boulanger will be wise not to demon
strate too offensively. The actual govern
ment have got the army, and there is a
strong inclination among them to seize the
first excuse for treating Boulanger as he did
the communists, and fill him with bullets.
The Effect on Enropc.
At midnight, in a midnight gathering
which I have just lett, a member of the
Cabinet said: "Boulanger has deserved a
bullet long ago. He will get what he de
serves soon."
The importance of the election mnst not
be exaggerated. The effect will be the
greatest abroad, in Germany and Russia.
In France, Boulanger is still only "depute."
"When his plan for turning over this Gov
ernment and hoisting himself is matured,
he will be strengthened by the knowl
edge that on January 27 he had
a large Parisian majority with him.
From what we have seen of Paris to-day.
however, it is quite possible that the mer
curial town will have changed again by
that time. Boulanger and his supporters
ceaselessly cry that he and they are all for
the Republic, and throughout this entire
day and night I have not once heard the
"Marseillaise,"' a queer omission in a Re
publican demonstration in France.
4 a. 1L The members of the Government
met late this morning to decide upon a
course to be adopted. In consequence of the
Boulanger victory they will probably all
resign. If so, it will be very embarrassing
for President Carnot. Clemenceau will
probably be called upon to form a Ministry.
Details or the Fight.
The following is an account of the election
from another source:
Paris, January 27. To-day opened fine,
and at an early hour the streets began to
fill with people, the general stir and bustle
increasing as the morning wore on. At
noon the electors were thronging
toward the 2C6 balloting stations.
It seemed certain that the vote
would be the heaviest ever polled in the
district, The Boulangerists were every
where first at the voting places, and
displayed the greatest confidence
in their success. The voters of
the Faubourg . St. Germain and
Champs Elysees districts were nearly all
Boulangerists but the issue really depended
upon the vote in the workmen's quarters,
especially in the Belleville, Charonne, St
Denis and Courbevoie districts.
The Prefect of Police to-day enlisted the
services of a large number of householders
to aid the police in maintaining order.
Troops were held in readiness at various
points, and cavalry had been ordered to pa
trol the streets and disperse all gatherings.
Municipal guards line the boulevards,
and in every quarter the police and military
are well prepared to suppress an outbreak.
An Orerwuclmlng Victory.
General Boulanger, responding to an in
terview this afternoon, said he felt sure then
that his majority would be 60.000. The
General's electoral organization is perfect.
His followers everywhere were instructed to
maintain order, otherwise they would in
jure him. The excitement grew at 8 o'clock,
when the returns showed General Bou
langer' s majority to be 5,000 in the St. Denis
district, and that he had polled three times
more votes than his opponent in the Eighth
arrondissement. The members of the Gov
ernment are astounded at the result. Bets
are freely offered that the Ministry will re
sign to-morrow.
Complete returns show the" following re
sult: Boulanger, 244,070; Jacques, 162,520;
Boule, 16,760; other candidates, 10,358.
Boulanger's plurality, 81,550. Boulanger's
majority, 54,432.
LUcly Times At Night.
Paeis, January 28. Every quarter of
Paris was enlivened last evening by fre
quent street brawls between supporters and
opponents of General Boulanger. The
most violent encounter took place
in Moultmartre, where a number of
persons were wounded. The police inter
fered and arrested several of the ringlead
ers. Another serious collision occurred in
the Faubourg du Temple, where several
persons were injured.'
At several electoral meetings there were
scenes of great disorder. Bands of men and
lads singing the "Marseillaise" and Bou
langerist songs paraded the boulevards
until a late hour. In the Place
de La Bepublique and the Place de
I'Opera open air meetings were held. Great
masses of people were present, but the pro
ceedings were, on the whole, fairly orderly,
although a few individual brawls occurred
and a number of persons were arrested.
The Boulangerists predict the immediate
fall of theFloquet Ministry, the dissolntion
of Parliament, and a general election in
March. They also forecast a rupture in the
Badical partv and express the' belief that 40
Radical deputies will join the Boulangerist
ranks, and thus give the General a folbw-
ing of 60 members in the present Chamber.
A Cnbinet Crisis.
General Boulanger left Durand's cafe at
midnight and drove to his home. A popu
lar demonstration occurred ontside the
Elysee palace. The streets are now regain
ing their ordinary aspect,
The Cabinet sat from 11 r. u. until 1 A.
M. Premier Floquet informed President
Carnot lhat the Cabinet was prepared
to resign if the President considered
such a step advisable. Several of the
Ministers advocated a reconstruction of the
Cabinet on a wider basis. They proposed
to include in the new Ministry
influential men from all the Republi
can sections. President Carnot awaits
the result of to-day's sitting of
the Chamber of Deputies before coming to
a decision. He has consulted with M.
Ferry, Waldeck, Bousseau, Tirard, Eaynal
and others. The Ministers separated alter
deciding upon police measures to preserve
A Good Organization.
'Xhe Boulangerist organization was marvel
ous. i?or the nrst time in the history of
Paris carriages were largely employed to
convey voters to the polls. Boulanger's car
riages were the first In the field, and his
canvassers were provided with the names
and addresses of the Panama shareholders
and other classes of electors. Members of
the Patriotic League did spirited
and gratuitous work as canvassers.
Voters were cautioned to add
"General" to Boulanger's name, as a
civilian named Boulanger had posted
placards over night as a candidate. Louise
Michel worked hard in behalf of the Gen
eral, and was largely instrumental in se
curing the victory. The Jacques organiza
tion was far inferior to that of the Bou
langerists. It is computed that 100,000 Conservatives
JSrstf .
and as many more Radicals and Socialists
voted for General Boulanger. M. De Les
seps claims the credit or the General's
immense majority, as the result of his telling
his clients how to vote and publicly dining
Boulanger. Since July, 1887, Boulanger
has received in the different elections an
aggregate of 700,000 votes. The Republicans,
during the same period, claim 1,200,000.
Somo Comments.
Boulanger will resign the Seine seat, re
taining that for the Kord Department. It
is rumored that M. Magnin, the Governor
of the Bank of France, will be asked to form
a Cabinet.
The Standard, commenting upon the re
sult of the Paris election, says: "Paris has
done many vionderlul things, but she has
never done anything more wonderful than
the election of Boulanger and, we are
bound to add, never anvthing more igno
minious or insane.
Paris made the war of 1870 and it seems
probable that she will make another."
The Daily Xews says: "The selection of
General Boulanger is due to the unpatriotic
and unscrupulous conduct of the Conserva
tives. It will be to the lasting discredit of
the Comte de Paris that he advised his fol
lowers to support Boulanger."
Two Men Fatally Injured in a Drnnkrn Row
Near Scotcdnle Four Persons Ar
rested and Wnrrnnts Ont lor
Others Pistols and
Clubs Used.
Scottdale, January 27. Last night
about 10 o'clock a row started at the board
ing huuse of George Lesso, at McClure's
Painter mines, two miles north of here. A
party of Hungarians were having their
usual Saturday night drunk, when a dis
pute arose and Joe Franko was shot through
the lungs and George Lesso had his skull
fractured. Reports received this evening
say that Franko is dead and Lesso cannot
live until morning.
"Warrants were issued for Andrew Sepsie,
John Sepsie, S. R. and John Sepsie, Jr.,
Steven Maseok, John Matoska and George
Porter. Four of the party were arrested
and are now in the lockup here, and the
other two will likely be arrested before to
morrow morning.
From the fact of the men speaking very
little English it is impossible to get their
statement of the case. They will have a
hearing to-morrow morning, when the facts
will probably be known through an inter
Young Jnmcs Hears the News nnd
ceeds at Once to Celcbrntc.
Augusta, Me., January 27. The report
that Mr Blaine had been offered the
Premiership in President Harrison's Cabi
net was received here yesterday afternoon
and spread like wildfire. It was generally
credited, especially when young James
Blaine said that his father had accepted
the place and had gone to Indianapolis.
The news was then regarded as authentic,
and the hurrah admirers of Mr. Blaine
could scarcely restrain their joy.
Young James Blaine came down from
Waterviile to enjoy his Sunday's respite
frbm his apprenticeship labors of the week
at the maternal mansion, and was ap-"
parently feeling happy over the news. The
young scion had just heard the news be
fore he left the railroad shop, and no sooner
were his labors of the week ended than he
stripped off his overalls, kicked over his
dinner pail, and lighting a cigarette,
started for Augusta on the next train.
The Legislature is not in session, having
adjourned over until next Monday. When
it reassembles probably some appropriate
action will be taken by the Republican
members in relation to the appointment.
London Papers Do Not Entirely Agreo With
Bismarck's Speech.
London, January 28. The Times says:
"Englishmen will be curious to know
the exact value of Prince Bis
marck's assertion that Germany is
absolutely at one with England
in regard to Samoa. It is difficult to be
lieve that England has given any kind of
approval to the deportation of Malietoa, or
to the German intervention between Tama
sese and Malietoa's partisans."
"Without discussing how far the warmth
of Bismarck's professions is intended as an
amende honorable for the Morier charges,
tne limes complains mat ne gives no
sign of an attempt to curb the East Africa
Company's officials in actions involving a
heavy loss to British subjects.
The Standard is entirely satisfied with
Bismarck's speech.
The Germnns Defeat the Arab Forces,
Itlany Being Killed.
Zanzibar, January 27. The vessels in
the harbor here were gaily decorated to-day
in honor of Emperor William's birthday.
The Sultan visited the German Consul
and expressed congratulations. An engage
ment took place at Dar-Es-Salem on
Friday resulting in the defeat of the Arabs,
many of whom were killed. During the
fight the First Lieutenant of the German
war ship Sophie was killed by a sunstroke.
The defeat of the Arabs renders the position
of the captured missionaries still more dan
gerous. It is reported the manager of the German
Vitu Company assembled the friendly na
tives and read an autograph letter from the
Emperor thanking each native by name for
his good will and assistance, and promising
protection and rewards.
Ho Eludes tbo Poiico nnd Addresses
Irish ainss Meeting.
Dublin, January 27. Mr. William
O'Brien's solicitor has served the magis
trates who tried his client with a notice
requiring them to state the facts of the case
for the opinion of the Court of Exchequer.
Mr. O'Brien's movements are still shrouded
in mystery. He eluded the police and ad
dressed a meeting of 6,000 tenants of Baron
De Frevne near Castlerea, but his present
whereabouts are unknown.
He Was Cansht In the Act of Molding Silver
Indianapolis, January 27. W. W:
Boatright was arrested to-day at Sullivan
by secret service officers on a charge of
counterfeiting. He was in the act of mold
ing silver dollars. The officers also secured
a complete outfit of tools, dies and 45 pieces
ot spurious coin.
Boatright has served a term in prison for
a similar offense. The prisoner will be
brought to this city for trial.
. fa&teti-t3i&ihL?'jd,i
A Port in the Samoan Islands Might
Sometime Prove Invaluable.
As a Coal Station and Bureau of Supplies
and Place for Repairs
Germany Bans Eonjhshod Orer tie Rights That Are
Samoa is quite a distance away, but those
who think we have no interests there are
mistaken. The United States has a number
of reasons for wishing to preserve the
present autonomy of the islands, and even
more for preventing Germany from adding
them to her list of dependencies. These in
terests are both commercial and precaution
ary. Our rights" in the premises' have
been run over roughshod by Germany.
Washington, January 27. "We cer
tainly have interests in Samoa," said a
member of the House Committee on Foreign
Affairs to-day, "but of course it is a question
whether we care enough about these inter
ests to protect them. As a naval station, a
port in the Samoan Islands would always
be of use to us, and might be invaluable.
If we ever had occasion to use a fleet in the
Pacific Ocean it would be quite essential
Pago Pago Barbor,
that we should have a coaling station and a
source of supplies and a place of repair,
such as might be established at Pago Pago
more conveniently than anvwhere else. This
part of the island is too remote to appeal
strongly to the popular interests.
"There is another interest of ours in the
islands that is more peaceful. If we ever
do have any considerable merchant marine
it will be on the Pacific ocean. England
and France and Germany and Sweden and
Norway have possession of the Altantic,
and they will.keep it, but we have all the
principal maritime nations on the Pacific,
and we are the most advantageously situated
manufacturing nation for the supplying of
Australia, the Sandwich Islands, Japan,
China, Siam and the Starits settlement
""If we are to have an export trade it will
be in that direction; if we are to have lines
of American steamers rivaling the Atlantic
liners they will run ironi our Pacific ports
to Australia, the Sandwich Islands, New
Zealand, Japan and China. These are voy
ages of long distances. In round numbers
it is 2,000 miles from San Francisco to the
Sandwich Islands, and 4,000 from there to
New Zealand, with the Samoan islands just
half way.
"There is a tolerably fair opening in the
islands for American capital, but the islands
An American Residence, Apia.
would be most serviceable, and I am in
clined to think, essential to the line of mer
chant steamers, partly on account of the
local traffic they wouldaflord and partly as
depots of supply. It will make all the "dif
ference in the world to any merchant mar
ine interests we acquire in the Pacific and
we alreadv have a good start in that direc
tion whether these islands were in the ab
solute control of Germany, eager to build
up colonies and steam lines, or not.
opposition to dependencies.
"But there is a very widespread and deep
seated opposition among our people to the
acquisition of any depenoency. There is no
room on our political system for them j you
can't make Territories, much less States,
out of them, and so we don't know wbat to
do with them, and when we have intervened
in any such case as that of
Germany and Samoa, it has always
been in a very platonic manner.
It is on account ot this opposition to de
pendencies that Grant's projected annexa
tion of San Domingo failed, and that all of
Seward's project except that of Alaska
failed. Seward was trying to buy up nli
the outlying real estate that was in the
market. Besides Alaska and St. Thomas,
he had a plan for the purchase of Mile, in
Apia Harbor Frorn American Consulate.
the Greek Archipelago, and of Greenland;
I have seen a report of 200 pages on the re
sources of Greenland, which Seward had
prepared in order to prove what a valuable
acquisition that region would be.
"Three or four years ago Germany began
to do in the Caroline islands precisely what
she is now doing in Samoa picking quar
rels with the natives in order to get posses
sion of the islands. Spain mi.de a deter
mined protest, asserting with some energy
that German aggression was detrimental to
Spanish interests. Germany completely
backed down.
"I have no doubt in the world that if a
year or two ago we had told Germany that
we had interests in Samoa which we would
not allow to be destroyed, the present situa
tion would never have occurred. But Ger
many was proDably given to understand
that the United States had no interest in
the islands which she cared anything about,
and having come to an agreement with En
gland, proceeded to take steps that would
result in acquiring the island. There is no
doubt but that our rights have been run
over roughshod by the Germans.1'
JThe State Senate Will Hereafter Hare But
p One Chnplnln A Wrangle Stopped
by Orders From the Jnnior
United Mates Senntor.
tHAEBiSBUEO, January 27. Ever since
e Pennsylvania Legislature met and n as
organized according to orders by special
wire from Senator M. S. Quay, at his home
in ucaver, the State Senate has been in a
hot dispute over its official daily prayers.
'Some of the Senators do not think that
Providence will smile upon them unless
spiritual influence is invoked by the Rev.
Dr. Elliott, Lutheran, while others are
equally positive that unless the Rev. Dr.
Keeling, Episcopalian, raises his voice in
daily petition in their behalf they might as
well quit and go home.
The State of Pennsylvania pays the chap-
M.insof its Legislature 53 for each prayer
th'cjr make officially, and they are not asked
fcriiake them long, either. They deliver at
least 100 prayers during the session, and so
a preacher who is called to the chaplaincy
Qf either House or Senate can afford to dis
pense with his annual donation party.
Pending the settlement of the difference of
Junion as to whose prayers the Senate shall
-listen to officially, Dr. Keeling has pe
titioned Providence on behalf of the Sena
tors sometimes, nd sometimes Dr. Elliott
has invoked the divine blessing.
But it was given out yesterday that this
semi-official and divided chaplaincy is not
approved of by Mr. Quav, and he sent
orders, before leaving Washington for
Florida, that the spiritual welfare of the
Senate mnst be in the keeping of Dr. El
liott, and no more nonsense abont it Con
sequently Dr. Elliott will struggle on with
the difficult task of gaining for the Senate
of Pennsylvania at least the leniency of a
patient Providence.
And Humane Indies Will Give film n Gold
Itlednl for Ills Bravery
Philadelphia, January 27. Probably
for the first time on record a man is to be
rewarded for saving the life of a hyena. At
the annual session of the ladies' branch of
the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to
Animals, at noon on Wednesday, Keeper
Shannon, of the Zoo, will be awarded
a gold meJal 'for his bravery in en
tering a cage containing two hvenas
and preventing one of them from choking
to death on a chunk of meat. On Satur
day, November 24, at 3 o'clock in the after
noon, while the house was filled with visit
ors watching the feeding of the animals, the
hyenas, which are young and unusually
fierce, began to fight over the share thrown
to them. Suddenly one of the brutes began
to choke, and it was found that he had
crunched his teeth into a bone, and that th
meat attached to it had partially slipped
down his throat and was strangling him.
Shannon grasped a scraper, and without
hesitation, opened the iron door and sprang
into the cage. The young hyenas made a
dash at thedaring keeper, but he beat them
ack while" Head-keeper Bvrne clubbed
them with a broom-handle. Watching his
opportunity, Keeper Shannon finally suc
ceeded in striking the choking animal on
the jaw and loosening the bone, and it fell
out upon the floor of the cage, with the
meat still attached.
Its First Steps Taken by Means of Free
Use of the Camera.
New Yobk, January 27. Mrs. James
G. Blaine, Jr., is at present undergoing the
preliminary steps of her starring tour. She
is now in the photographic stage, and the
results are a series of pictures which the
public will see before long in the shop win
dows and theater lobbies of the country.
The pictures represent a woman of unusual
beauty. Her face has not the handsome
and rigid lines of Mrs. Langtry, nor has it
the juvenile sweetness of Mrs. Potter, but a
certain dignity is lent to the face by a broad
brow, deep-set eyes, and an expression of
what might be termed girlish gravity of the
As a subject for the camera Mrs. Blaine
is unquestionably a success. The details
respecting her powers as an actress have
still to be settled.
No Senator to Be Elected at Charleston
Until They Are Satisfied.
Charleston, W. "Va., January 27.
Delegate Horr, of Marion county, has a bill
before the Legislature requiring operators to
pay for all merchantable coal that goes over
a half inch screen, and the Union Labor
members arc quoted to-night as saying that
no United States Senator will be elected
until that bill has passed. As they hold
the balance of power, they are able to make
their words good.
The general impression is that no nomina
tion will be reached in the Democratic
caucus to-morrow night. Horr states em
phatically that he will neither go into cau
cus to-morrow night, nor any other night;
that he is not a Democrat, and owes no
allegiance to that party.
A New York Thief Bndly Wounded by Ono
of Ills Companions.
New York, January 27. Michael Con
nealy was held in the Essex Market Police
Court to-day to await the result of the in
juries of George Madigan, who is in the
Gouverneur Hospital. Madigan was found
Saturday night, in a hallway, with his
clothes soaked with blood.
"Connealy stabbed me," he said. "I
borrowed 75 cents from my brother to enable
Connealy and myself to go to Brooklyn to
commit a robbery. Connealy thought I
wouldn't divide the 75 cents s'quarelv with
him, and during the quarrel which followed
he stabbed me."
Indiana District Attorney Snid to be
Preparing the Docnment.
Indianapolis, January 27. It is re
ported to-night that an indictment has been
found against Colonel W. W. Dudley by
the United, States grand jury, and that the
District Attorney is preparing the docu
ment, so that it may be submitted early
this week.
There is pretty good reason for believing
the report is reliable.
Suicide nnd Attempted fllnrder.
New York, January 27. Anthony
Schneider to-day shot Mrs. Kate Gebhardt
and then killed himself. He also fired sev
eral shots at Mrs. Gebhardt's children, Mrs.
Gebhardt may recoven
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Scarcely a Shadow of Donht That He
is Formally Slated for
is Belieyed That He lias Cut Ont Blaine
for the Former Berth.
Senator Cnllcm EaTs Harrison Will Maintain Oar
Eights Abioad.
Senators Allison and Cullom visitel
President-elect Harrison yesterday. The
former went on a special invitation. Alli
son was certainly offered a Cabinet position,
and it is believed that the State Department
is at his disposal. The Samoan question
was discussed at length. It is understood
that the next administration will have a
determined foreign policy.
IxDlANArOLls, January 27. Senators
Allison and Cullom arrived about noon to
day, and were met at the station by Private
Secretary Halford and taken at once to the
General's house. A prolonged consultation
followed, Senator Cullom leaving at 5
o'clock for the hotel and Senator Allison re
maining at the General's. It is understood
they come here on invitation, but as to all
the objects of the visit there are many
Senator Allison's name has been coupled
with a Cabinet position ever since the
election, and it is natural to suppose that it
was on Cabinet affairs he was called here.
It has also been repeatedly stated that he
was very much averse to leaving the Senate.
The Ions consultation of to-day and his re
maining over until to-morrow is taken as
satisfactory evidence that he is to go into
the Cabinet, and that the remainder ot his
stay will be devoted to a discussion as to the
other members. There is a feeling here that
it is the State and not 'he Treasury Depart
ment be is to occupy.
There are.some who think the main object
of the consultation was to discuss the Samoa
question. The matter is now before Con
gress, and, as President Cleveland's admin
istration is soon to close and that of General
Harrison to begin, it is natural that Repub
lican members of Congress would like to
know the opinions ot General Harrison
upon a subject of such prime importance,
and how better could they be obtained than
by such a consultation?
The General was reticent as ever when
seen this evening, and simply said he had
nothing to give out. While there is no
doubt the Cabinet was considered at some
length, there is reason to believe the Samoa
matter was the chief topic of conversation
during the afternoon.
Senator Allison came on a special invita
tion, while that to Senator Cullom was only
general in its terms. He says that some
time ago General Harrison inquired of a
friend of his why it was that he had not
been to see him. This was repeated to the
Senator, and he wrote to the President-elect
that the reason he had not called was be
cause he had no immediate business with
him, and that he thought if he saw all who
had business with him, he would have his
hands full. He bad not seen General Har
rison since he had left the Senate two years
ago, but thought he was bearing the strain
there was upon him remarkably welL
Mr. Cullom said the Samoa Question was
discussed, and while not at liberty to say
what General Harrison thought of the mat
ter, he did give his own views. He said "I
am not in favor of permitting any countrv
to throw brickbats at us. I am an Ameri
can all the way through, and think we are
big enough to take care of ourselves under
all circumstances. However, while the Sa
moa matter looks serious at present, I be
lieve the coming administration will reach
an adjustment that will be satisfactory to
the country. I think a solution will be
reached without difficulty."
JUe said there would be no yielding upon
our side, but a settlement would be reached
on a dignified basis. When the Senator's
attention was called to the fact that we
practically had no navy, and could not cope
with such a power as Germany, he said he
thought we would not be without an ade
quate navy very long, and in the meantime
there would be no yielding of our position
for the want of a first-class navv. When
asked about the Cabinet, Senator Cullom
"Allison undoubtedly can be in the Cabi
net if he wants to, but I am not at liberty to
say whether he intends to go in or not. You
can readily understand my position."
To sustain the idea that it is the State and
not the Treasury Department that Allison
is to have, the fact that the Samoa question
is one that would be more directly under
the State Department is cited. If any other
statesman than Mr. Allison was to occupy
that department, it is claimed they would
have been called here, and not Allison.
Senator Cullom left at 7 o'clock with Presi
dent Hammond, of the Indianapolis. De
catur and Springfield Railroad, for Spring
field. He will remain there until Tuesday
evening, when he will return to Washing
ton via Chicago.
Senntor Allison will remain with Gen
eral Harrison until to-morrow, when he will
return direct to Washington. He did not
come down town this evening, and hence
the Iowa Senator was inaccessible to corres
pondents. General Harrison has not yet decided
whether he will goto Cincinnati on Wednes
day or not, but now thinks he will hardly
be able to leave the city at that time. Rus
sell Harrison and wife will go right through
from Chicago to New York to meet Mrs.
Harrison and Mrs. McKee and accompany
them home. Mr. McKee will leave New
York for home the latter part of the week,
but the ladies will remain there some time
Feels Sure That Blaine, Piatt
Wnnnmnker are Slated.
rsrrciAi. telegram to the pisPATcn.i
New Yobk, January 27. stnator His
cock, Senator Plumb, of Kansas, O. G.
Warren, of Buffalo, ex-Senator Thomas C.
Piatt, Frank H. Smith, the Secretary of the
New York Republican State Committee,
just from Indianapolis, Dwight Law
rence, Nat McKay, and Ber
nard Biglin were the principal
Republican statesmen whose presence en
livened an otherwise dull Sunday at the
Fifth Avenue Hotel. Senator His'cock ar
rived at 4 P. M. and left for Washington
again at 10. Mr. Warren, who is his son-in-law,
come on to meet him. Senator
Plumb arrived in the morning and went
away in the evening.
The news collected from different sources
caused Mr. Piatt to look happy and con
tented. It was positively stated, first,
Senator Allison's visit to Indianapolis
was for the purpose of assuring Gen
eral Harrison that he wouldn't leave
the post f Republican leader in the
upper house to go into the Cabinet; next,
that an offer of the State Department to
Blaine and his acceptance of it are in writ
ing; and finally, that Wanamaker is cer
tain of a place in the Cabinet.
All of these assurances were sweet to Mr.
tfqsrezjaa-s- .SKT-SBrT?wesBBBr JS1 PTtfTttCgreMMalSFSIIsa
son has been the one small cioua on a smit
ing horizon with him, and the
other items were crumbs of com
fort in their way. Blaine has declared
that Piatt is the man, in his opinion, for
the Treasury Department, and Quay and
Wanamakerfeel the same way. As Levi
P. Morton and nearly all the Republican
Senators have expressed to General Har
rison a similar preference, no doubt of the
result is felt by Mr. Piatt's friends.
Frank H. Smith's contribntion to the
news of the corridors was a denial of the
story from Indianapolis, that it was he who
suggested to General Harrison the settlement
of the New York State in this way:
Evarts to England, Miller to'the Senate arid
Piatt in the Cabinet. Mr. Smith said that
such a suggestion was made to General Har
rison in his presence, however, but the words
were the words of John C. New, and not of
. .V " .. , 1 21 I
A Series of Moral Mnseums to be Founded
by tho Veteran Showman ChW
en go. New York, Philadel
phia nnd Boston First
to be Supplied.
New York, January 27. "Yes, sir, I am
point; to have a museum in this city," said
iff. P. T. Barnum to a Dispatch reporter.
"I am going to have a museum, young man,
right in the heart of this city that is,
Bailey and I are going to have it. We are
going to have one here, and one in Boston,
and one in Chicago, and one in Philadel
phia. We are going to acquire ground and
raise a building in each city, and make per
manent affairs, you understand no summer
tent business. Here in this city we have
been considering two sites, the one now
occupied by the old Eighth Regiment
armory building, at Thirty-iiith street and
Broadway, and the other by Daly's Thea
ter. "Ob, Bailey and I have had it in mind
for a long time. It's in our contract. We
put it in our contract of partnership, which
has 50 years to run. How old? I'll be 79
vears old next July, sir. Maybe I'll die
before the contract runs out. Can't tell.
Life's uncertain. We're all liable to die
any minute. But my business, young man,
is so arranged that it II run on after I'm
dead, and the Barnum & Bailey show will
go over this country for 50 years more,
unless the world comes to an end. If
Bailey dies it's the same way this great
educating influence of our show is still con
tinued." "It will be like the old American Mu
seum, that used to be down there on the site
of Bennett's Herald. It'll be a great,
grand, moral, magnificent place. Do' you
know that we really havn't a place in this
city of this kind where mothers can so and
take their children? You know I'd never
have anything immor-.l about my shows. In
the plays in my old museum we cut the bad
words even out" of Shakespeare. You see we
would find this museum profitable, because
every winter now when the show isn't run
ning, there's lots of our people leave us and
go into these dime museums and such
places. In the new way we could hold them
all the year."
Blasked Men Break Into a Southern Far
, mot's House and Steal All His Money.
Birmingham, January 27. On Friday
night last a party of masked men went to
the house of Eli Johnson, a farmer, living
near Vernon, Lamar county, forced an en
trance and attacked him with clubs.
Johnson was beaten into insensibility, and
then two of -the masked ruffians turned their
attention to Mr. Johnson. They were
armed with switches, and with these they
gave her a terrible beating. The party then
searched the house, and after breaking up a
quantity of furniture, carried off S125 in
money. Johnson had sold his cotton crop
a few days before, and this was all the
money he had.
Accompanying the party was a dog,
which Johnson says he recognized as one
belonging to one of his neighbors, Eph
Terry. Next day the masked robbers were
tracked-to Barker's mill, four miles away.
Johnson swore out warrants and caused the
arrest of John and James Barker and Eph
Terry, three of the most prominent citizens
of the county. After a preliminary hear
ing, all three of the prisoners were released.
It is not believed that robbery was the only
object of the attack on Johnson.
A Robber Tnkes a Little Child Along With
a Watch and Money.
Columbus, January27. A peculiar case
ofburglary and abduction occurred this
morning. Prank Inskeep, wife and two
children slept on the first floor of their resi
dence. A window from the alleyway open
ing into the room. About 1 o'clock a bur
glar raised the window, secured Inskeep's
clothes, from which 575 and a gold watch
were taken. Just to the right of the win
dow, on a bed lounge, was a little daughter,
not quite 3 years old. The burglar carried
her trom the house and her absence was not
discovered for an hour later, when the famf
ly gave the alarm, and the parents rushed
about the streets in thin attire almost
A large force of police was put on the
case and about 4 o'clock the child was
found within a square of the residence,
where Bhe had been laid beside a blacksmith
shop. Aside from being chilled she re
ceived no harm. The perpetrator of the
crime escaped.
He Didn't Cnptnre Port-au-Prince Because
It Would Have Been Unpopular.
rtnciAL TEkiaitAK to the dispatcim
New York, January 27. Mr. Frederick
Elie, a merchant from Cape Haytien, who
arrived Saturday in the Wensleydale from
the above port, says that the cable at Male
St. Nicholas is in perfect order, and that
cables are sent daily by means of it to Paris
and New York. Hippolyte's reason fornoc
taking Port-au-Prince by assault, according
to Mr. Blie, is purely political. The assault
would cost a great loss of life, and this
would make Hippolyte unpopular, and
probably cause his own defeat in the elec
tion that would follow.
"Besides,' Mr. Elie says, "if the Hippo
lyte party comes into power justjnow, it will
have to pay the claim for indemnity made
by the United States and Germany. Mean
time, Hippolyte is buying all the ships he
can get hold of, and remaining quiet at Mir
abelais, feeling confident that bankruptcy
will hasten Legitinie's fall.
Brooklyn Street Car Strikers Alleged to
Have Committed Mnrdcr.
New York, January27. The first fatal
ity in connection with the Surface Railroad
strike in Brooklyn is reported by the police
to-day. The body of Henry Adams, a
stableman, was found beside the stable of
the Ninth avenue line. John Schumacker,
a watchman, admitted to-night that he ad
mitted three strikers to the stables to talk
with Adams to induce him to leave the
place. The strikers were arrested.
Under the escort of police the company
started a salt sprinkliug wagon over the
line to-day. A howling mob followed and
an officer received an ugly scalp wound from
a stone aimed at his head. At midnight
the entire police reserve was ordered out.
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9Am .
Piatt. The prospect of the Secretaryship
the Treasurv eoins to the West and Alli
4gr&a " T
- To1 ,-)
Prohibit as a Live Factor in
Increasing the Wealth
of a Community.
little Prohibition Missionaries From
the Public Schools
Armstrong County Will Tote for the Amend
ment The Reasons Therefor Virtual
Prohibition an Inducement to Manufact
urersResult of Teaching: Hygiene and
Physiology in the Public Schools A Lit
tle Girl's Plea for Temperance Third
Party Prohibitionists Jilnst Keep Their
Hands OIT A Distillery Without Is
flnencc. The Special Commissioner of THE DlS
tatch this morning gives an argument for
prohibition, the force of which will be gen
erally recognized, as it touches that sensi
tive spot in the human make-up the pocket
book. He finds that the absence of saloons
in Armstrong has resulted in the location
there of plate glass works worth $1,000,000
or more to the county. The study of hygiene
and physiology in connection with the use
of stimulants in the public schools, will
also affect the vote, to what extent can only
he estimated. The following table shows
the results of our Special Commissioner's
work as far as he has progressed:
In f aTor of
In favor of
Very d'btful
In favor ot
In f aTor of
Acirregate of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
and Fisk.
KlTTANKUfG, January 27. The eco
nomic aspect of the prohibition question
outweighs the sentimental view of it in
Armstrong county. The fact is too plain to
be ignored, and Armstrong is bound to vote
for the Constitutional amendment.
One million dollars have been added to
the common wealth of the county within the
past year, solely and entirely through its
reputation for temperance. The investment
would have been made in Allegheny
county but for the fact that whisky was too
plenty there for its saiety. It was there
fore placed in Armstrong. I refer to the J.
B. Ford & Co. Plate Glass Works, which
was recently put in operation at Ford City,
four miles below Kittanning.
Not a single license for the sale of liquor
has been granted in Armstrong county un
der the Brooks law. Saloons were utterly
exterminated. It was a considerable time
after this happened that Captain
James Ford, of Tarentnm, Allegheny
county, was looking for a site for an exten
sion of his vast plate glass industry at
Brighton and Tarentnm. His aim was to
erect the largest plant yet put up for that
branch of glass manufacture.
He, as may generally be known, is the
father of the plate glass business in the
United States, having all but two of the
factories now in blast. In spite of some
very advantageous offers that had been,
made him, he at last selected the Armstrong
county property near Kittanning. In con
versation at the time with a Kittanning
gentleman, now high in official position, he
"I have had better offers, a great deal
more generous, than Kittanning has made
me, but I have decided to build here purely
and simply for the reason that you have no
licenses for the sale of liquors, or are not
likely to have. It is an inducement to
capital paramount to all others. We will
secure better work from our employes; get
better prices for a better quality of glass as
a result, and besides all that, will be taxed
less for the expenses of court, jail and
sheriff's department."
This was repeated to me to-day by the
gentleman to whom it was said by Captain
Ford. He added that the thousands of
workmen whom Captain Ford employs at
his factories in Creighton and Tarentum
are cursed with the effects of liquor. They
are principally foreigners-i-Belgians and
saloons have increased four-fold around
Tarentum since their advent. This always
caused trouble and inconvenience to tho
firm in handling the men.
The new works at Ford City are far re
moved from all such influences, and with
hundreds of workmen he has built up ou
what was formerly open fields a temperance
community known as Ford City. It is too
far from Pittsburg for the men to go there,
for liquor frequently, and as they are poor
they cannot afford to order it in large quan
tities from a distance. The majority of this
big influx of laboring people to the country
is foreign also, but they are not citizens,
have no vote and will therefore exert no
great influence at the June election. On
the other' hand the fact that the plant is
worth, with the business it does in a year,
more than a million of dollars and promises
to attract still other manufactures to the
county, is going to be a power in deciding
the question of a perpetual continuation of
prohibition in the district.
But it was also from this county that
went forth a movement which now promises
to be influential in the June election as a
sentimental force. In 1884 Archie D. Glenn,
of Kittanning, was elected to the House of
Representatives. He championed the cause
of temperance, and in the following winter,
when the Legislature assembled at Harris
burg, he at once sprung into prominence by
introducing the bill for the study of physi
ology and hygiene in the public schools.
Everybody knows the ridicule that was
heaped upon the measure by demagogues,
and the bitter opposition it encountered
from the more intelligent and farseeing
friends of liquor men. But, backed by the
encouragement of moral classes throughout
the State, and unaided by party or legislat
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