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Should peruso the
third patro of
All having Houses
to Kent can secure
tenants by adver
tising in THE DISPATCH.
Is Perfectly Satisfied With the
Brooks High License
Law, and Will
VOTE DOWN PROHIBITION.
The Sentiment in Clinton, Sullivan
and Tioga Counties.
A GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDATE TALKS.
A Strict Administration of the Brooks Lnw
Suit Lycotninc Tloen Will Go Dry
Clinton County CIoc ulllvnn "Wilt Voto
Against the Amendment ConprcfismnnJ
JtlcConnlck Spent Out CUirs 'Will'
Om-Votc I lie Um-nl Districts A Strong
Objection to fnmptuary Laws A Fccl-
inc That I.iqnor Men Mionld lie Kcim
bursed for Loss of Property.
Lycoming county is put down by her
prophets as against Constitutional amend
ment by a small majority. Clinton is con
ceded to be a close county on the issue.
Tioga county will be pronounced in her
majority for the amendment. Sullivan
county will no; favor prohibition. In
Lycoming the Brooks law seems to have
crystallized sentiment in favor of high
license rather than absolute prohibition.
Williamsport, being the center of the
lumber business of the State, becomes an
important factor in this campaign. Thus
far Tnc Dispatch's canvass of counties
shows the following result:
3 o g
Couijties. 2, o
5 S ?
Armstrong.... In favor of S.W Adopted
Bedford. Infavorof MH1 (Adopted
Berks Acalnst 23.1192 (Defeated
Cambria Against 11,702 Defeated
Cameron Infavorof 1,515 Adopted
Carbon Doubtful 7.177 Defeated
Chester Infavorof 19.7S5 Adopted
Clauon Fairly snro G.945 Adopted
Clinton Close 0.073 Adopted
Columbia Very d'btf ul 7.110 Defeated
Elk Against 3.197 Defeated
Fayette Veryd'btful 11,3)3 Adopted
Forest Infavorof LB01 Defeated
Gicene Infavorof C6j0 Adopted
Indiana.. .. . Infavorof 7,0)3 Adopted
Jefferson. Infavorof 7.525 Adopted
Lackawanna. . . Againt 21,105 No vote
Lancaster Against 32.9S7 Defeated
Lehigh Against 1H.094 Defeated
Luzerne Veryd'btful 81,558 Adopted
Lv. ,ring Against 14,536 Adopted
Montour. Infavorof 3,19-5 Adopted
Northampton.. Against 17,101 Defeated
"ortbumberl'd Fairly sure 12,776 Defeated
Potter Infavorof 4,434 Adopted
Fcbujlkill. Against 2d,lS0 Defeated
Somerset Infavorof 7.TS2 Adopted
Sullivan Against 2,110 Defeated
Tioga Infavorof 11.279 Adopted
Venango Infavorof K5S7 Adopted
Warren Infavorof 7,645 Adopted
M'asbincton... Infavorof 14.22S Adopted
Westmoreland. Close 19.95S Adopted
"Wjorning Infavorof 3,996 Adopted
Aggregate of votes for Harrison, Cleveland
rrnoM orn srrciAL commissioxeb.1
Williamspoet, February 14. One of
the most conspicuous objects in this city is
the huge signboard of the Prohibition Club.
It hangs to the front of a business block
ready opposite Market square. Painted in
many colors upon it is the record of the
third party in the nation, the State, the
county of Lycoming, the city of "Williams
port. That gaily decorated transparency was
prepared long before a Constitutional
amendment campaign was thought of, yet
it is useful at the present moment in exactly
registering the gradations of tne prohibitory
sentiment. That sentiment is greatest in
the nation strong in the State weak in
the county of Lycoming insignificant in
If another bulletin board were erected on
which to indicate public opinion of the
Brooks high license law, it would read as
Indiana county (with no licenses) The
Brooks law a success, preventing saloons here,
although It may be openly violated in other
Lackawanna county (with 1,000 unlicensed
Faloons open as well as 400 licensed bars)
Brooks law a failure. Increasing the number of
saloons here, although it is weU enforced in
Lycoming county (with not more than 100
legalized saloons) Brooks law a pronounced
success, restraining the liquor traffic to a rea
sonable degree, instead of cutting it altogether
off or giving it free rein as in other counties.
There is Lycoming county's position in a
nutshell. She will vote against the Consti
tutional amendment, and she contends she
has more logical reasons for doing so than
other counties. She will tell you that In
diana county, for instance, admitting that
the Brooks law has been a success there,
proposes to vote against it; that Lacka
wanna, confessing that the Brooks law was
a failure with them, intends to try and con
tinue its existence by debating the Const!
tntional amendment; and, finally, that Ly
coming, having suffered neither extreme,
but having profited by a wise and judicious
administration of the Brooks law, will have
just cause to vote for "letting well enough
This fairly describes the conservatism I
found prevailing among a large number of
prominent Republicans and Democrats in
this city. It is the most powerful factor at
work against absolute prohibition. It has
been fostered from a date previous to ti.e
enactment of the Brooks law, and has been
so steadily growing that Lycoming stands
as one ot the few counties in the State which
voted against license in 1873 but which will
now vote for license as against prohibition.
Her majority, however, lor local option was
not large only 449.
Congressman H. C. McCormick, of the
Sixteenth district, happened to be spending
a few days at his home in Williamsport
when I readied there. Although he is often
referred to as one of the Gubernatorial pos
Abilities of the future, he did not appear to
be afraid to speak out on this subject He
knows every nook and corner of his district,
and being a brilliant conversationalist, his
talk proved very interesting to me.
A Congressmnn's EtimntP.
The Sixteenth district is composed of Ly
coming, Clinton, Tioga and Potter counties.
The Dispatch has already placed Potter
county on the prohibition list, and Congress
nan McCormick says there is no doubt that
be will give a majority for the amendment
Of the other counties in his district he said
The indications at this time point to a defeat
of the amendment'ln Lycoming county. We
now have a popnlatiou of about 70,000, and it
was less than 60.000 In 1SS0. This is equal to
14,000 votes. Probably more than one-third of
the population, and just about onc-tDird of the
vote, is centered In the city of Williamsport
The county is Democratic by 900 majority
while the city Is pretty evenly divided between
Republicans and Democrats, a Democrat now
holding the office of Mayor, and the city never
goinc above 200 or 300 majority for tho Re
publicans. The election in Juno will un
questionably bo close. I think the rural dis
tricts will vote for prohibition, but Williams
port will give sufficient majority against the
amendment to offset the country vote and thus
defeat the measure here.
There are two reasons why Williamsport will
oppose the amendment One is because, as
you have no doubt found it elsewhere,
the drinking sentiment Is stronger In the city
than in agricultural districts. The other rea
son is that Williamsport people have seen the
effects of a wise administration of the license
laws. Nowhere else in the State has the
liquor business been in as good hands, or kept
under as perfect control as in Lycoming county.
I question whether, if the proposition, relieved
of its Constitutional character, could be put be
fore the people simply as "license" or "no li
cense" the countv wonld even then carry for
license. Judge' Cummins, whose term expired
on January 1, for ten years used rare discretion
in the matter of granting licenses. He often
refused applications long before the Brooks
law came into existence, and by his policy put
the liquor business into good hands. In the
past five years this county has scarcely tad any
suits for violation of liqnor laws, simply be
cause they were not violated. The result of
such administration has been to
Satisfy tho Public
and prevent any uprising against license laws
or to foster the sentiment for prohibition. Of
course, I mean with a majority of the people.
It is true the connty adopted local option in
1S73 by 449 majority, but people the next year
were anxious to get rid of it Many changes
are wrought in 15 years, and the very kind of
administration of license laws that I have
described has altered public sentiment consid
erably. Clinton county is in much the same condition.
People there are In close communication with
those of Lycoming. Their Interests seem to be
common, and being on the same line of rail
road they mingle and become like one another
largely in opinions and tastes. It would be
natural if the same conservative sentiment
prevails in Clinton in regard to this matter.
One large town. Loch Kavcn, centralizes 8,000
or 9,000 of -her population. The contest there
will bo close, and the majority either way very
Tioga connty will vote for the amendment
with a handsome majority. There is a strong
prohibition sentiment up there. The people
advance quickly with tne times and are not
likely to adhere to old beaten paths because
they are afraid of new ideas. They are an Intel
ligent reading public and are prepared to vote
at any time.
From different parts of the State I hear
Democrats say that whether they are in favor
of the principle of absolute prohibition or not,
they propose to vote for this amendment be
cause they believe it as good a way as any to
punish Republican managers. They argue that
these managers have not been acting in good
laith, intending quietly to do all they can for
the defeat of the amendment at the popular
election, and that now they (the Democrats)
win foil sr.ch scheming and see to it that
tho Republican Party be maae responsible
for the whole work. Then again, I have talked
with and heard of probably as many more Dem
ocrats who laugh at such nonsense and who
witl oppose the amendment from conscicntions
and fundamental principles, believing it wrong
to sweep such vast properties out of existence
at one blow without making due compensation
or without reasonable notification.
A Prohibitionist's Idem.
This diagnosis of -Lycoming county's dis
ease does not, however, fit the Prohibition
ists. One of their leaders, 'John D. Wal
lace, a prominent business man on Fourth
Tho country districts of Lycoming wUl vote
for the amendment. The city of Williamsport
will not We first had some hope for Williams
port, but influences have been brought power,
fully into Dlay which will carry the city for
license. The majority hero will probably over
come the rural vote, although we have a fight
ing chance left We are. making a determined
hght. Clinton Lloyd has called a general con
vention of all friends of temperance for the
cause of the amendment to elect delegates to
the great Harrisbnrg convention next week. It
will be attended by representative men of both
the old political parties. Then, in addition to
that our Prohibition Club holds regular
meetings cverj Monday night. All the
Protestant clerprmen are'working with us and
no disturbing element injures the prospects.
Williamsport being the renter of the lumber
ing trade supplies are bought here and sent
throughout the region to lumber camps, and
many of the roughest lumbermen in idle
seasons come here from the woods to drink
It is abont the same way in Clinton county.
There they have a wicked city Lock Haven, I
regard tais issue as doubtful In that county,
although we have also jnst a fighting chance
left there. There is no telling what may hap
pen for our cause betn een this and June. We
will certainly do all we can to win.
Three Other Counties.
As indicated in the foregoing interviews,
Tioga county will rote for the amendment
and Clinton against it Perhaps there is no
more striking illustration in the whole State,
of the influences which different nationali
ties bring to bear on this question, than
right here. Tioga and Potter, lying beside
each other in the northern tier, are populated
by Is cw England people largely. Many of
the farmers are from Connecticut and Maine.
They are a sturdy but very progressive
class. As they are always on the lookout
for improvements in farm implements, fer
tilizers or agricultural methods, so they
manage to keep abreast of the times in social
and moral movements. With Yankee
celerity thev seem to jump quickly to the
Now in Clinton and Lycoming counties,
which directly adjoin the other two on the
south, the sub-stratum of society is entirely
different In the rural regions there is
found the offshoots of the old Pennsylvania
Dutch element In the large towns the do
mestic clement predominates, of course, but
as a whole, while the two counties are not
by any means slow or non-progressive, there
is a marked conservatism which generally
crops out when a proposition is made to
adopt anything involving a radical change.
They don't like startling changes. Clinton,
however, gave 797 majority for local option.
Sullivan county is a small timber county
lying close to the four described. Its total
vote is small, and with a Democratic
majority. Bernice is its only town of con
sequence, and but one corner of the county
is penetrated by a railroad. It defeated
local option in 1873 by 140 majority, and it
is confidently predicted that it will now
give nearly that number as a majority
against the amendment. The woodchoppers
object to being left without whisky, and
they will talk sumptuarr laws to you for 12
hours at a time and rival Chauncey Black's
celebrated letter of acceptance in that re
spect Little Sullivan was knocked out of the
Sixteenth Congressional District by the late
reapportionment of the State. If Prohibit
ionists intend to receivereturnson the night
ofJunel8by Congressional Districts, it is
lucky tor them that such a reapportionment
was made, for with Potter almost an even
match for Clinton, and Tioga holding a
check on Lycoming, the same little Sullivan
might have crept in under all of them as
"the little nigger in the wood pile."
L. E. Stofiel. .
Listened to the Votco of Lnbor.
(SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Columbus, O., February 14. The Legis
lature to-day defeated the bill proposing to
increase the age at which children may be
employed in shops and factories from 12 to
14 years. A strong voice came against the
bill from the'glass manufacturing districts
and at other places where child labor is
A GRAND WIND-UP.
The G. A. K. Encampment Closes In n. Blaze
of Glory The Ladles Elect Officers
nod Will Establish a Home
for Soldiers' Widows.
(SPECIAL TELEQUAM TO THE DISrATCU.l
Erie, February 14. The closing event
associated with the Annual Encampment
of the Grand Army was the campfire held
to-night by the ladies of the G. A. B., in
the Court House. The flower and patriot
ism of Erie was present The best local
talent in the city added to the
enjoyableness of the occasion.
MessrsJ Sawyer and Foster, of Pittsburg,
Colonel Ashworth and Hon. A. B. Burch
field were the Grand Army speakers. They
gave the ladies of the G. A. It. the credit
for the framing the bill now pending before
the Legislature for the relief of widows and
mothers of soldiers.
The Ladies of the Grand Army held their
installation to-day, and Mrs. Charles
Sheriffs, of Allegheny, who was installed
President, appointed her competitor for the
office, Mrs. C. A. Brunner, as her secretary.
The last work before her depart
ment was the report of the Com
mittee on the Home for Widows,
Mothers and Wives of Soldiers. Mrs.
Gerwig, of Allegheny, will go next week,
accompanied by the remainder of the com
mittee, to Harrisburg to work for the pass
age of the bill giving $150 annually to the
support of indigent widows, mothers or the
wives of indigent soldiers. It is the inten
tion of this same committee to pro
ceed at once to the opening of a
Home for the class of women referred to.
They will support the Home with donations
from the local circles, and in the event of
the passage of the indigent widows'' bill
then they would be entitled to the 5150 per
year for each inmate. The ladies of the
G. A. B. will not treat with the Woman's
Relief Corps in the matter of establishing a
house in the State. Mrs. Laura McKelr,
the National Counselor, is here and advises
the State Department to stand firm by its
first principles and not yield to the persuad
ing powers of the Grand Army men's com
mittee, appointed to get them to unite in the
THE TRAKCE GIRL DIIKG.
Unable to Partake of Any Kind of Nourish
ment Offered Her.
ISFECIAL TELEGKA1I TO THE DISPATCH.!
Attica, N. Y., February 14. Miss
Emma Althaus, who awoke on February 6
from a 35-day trance, is in a precarious con
dition, and can live only a few days longer,
according to the opinion of local physi
cians. On coming out oi her long
trance she partook of some nourishment
and then went to sleep again, remaining
comatose for a day. She seemed very
sleepy, and artificial means were used to
keep her awake when she was aroused from
this nap, but she had several short sleeps.
She is now awake, and has been so for four
days, but her condition is extremely pitiful.
She is unable to move, and her efforts to
whisper to her sisters are unavailing. Efforts
to feed her even liquid food must now be
given up, for a drop of water or warm milk
bets her to coughing in a feeble, painful
way, that seems likely to result fatally at
any moment. Three attempts at nourishing
the sleeping girl have been followed by
fainting fits lasting 10 or 15 minutes.
HE WANTS ANOTHER CHANCE.
Michael of the Carmine Proboscis is Still
Wilkesbabke, February 14. The at
torney for Red Nosed Mike to day filed a
motion for a new trial. The reasons urged
are thus summarized:
That the defendant was not tried by an im
partial jury; that he was compelled to give evi
dence against himself; because popular preju
dice worked against the prisoner excited by
newspaper reports and exaggerated rumors:
that the alleged printed confession was allowed
in evidence contrary to law; that tho court re
fused to sustain the challenge preferred by de
fendant's counsel for cause.it appearing that
all had an opinion formed and that several bad
expressed that opinion openly and emphatically,
saying they wanted to get on the jury to give
the prisoner his deserts; that the defendant
was deprived of the services of bis brother-in-law
as a witness and another workman, known
only by his number, and that his counsel had
but a few honrs notice to defend the prisoner,
all of which was not in accordance with the
principles, fairness and impartiality which
should characterize the proceedings of atrial
of a defendant for a capital offense.
CLEVELAND'S BROTHER NOT WANTED.
A Lode Island Church Refuses to Call Rev.
W. X. Cleveland as Pastor.
rSFECIAX. TELEGRAM TO TBS DISFATCII.
New Yoke, February 14. The Presby
terian Church, of Southampton, L. I., is
without a pastor. The Bev. W. N. Cleve
land, brother of President Cleveland,
preached in the church one
Sunday recently. It is said that his
sermon pleased the congregation, and that
he was looked upon as their future pastor.
When the congregation took a vote on the
question on Wednesday night the result was
totally different from what was expected.
Mr. Cleveland was rejected by a vote of 60
The Democrats in the congregation say
the vote indicates that Mr. Cleveland was
rejected by the Republican members. Other
members assert that politics had nothing to
do with the question. They wanted a
younger man than Mr. Cleveland. Mr.
Cleveland was once pastor of the Presby
terian church at Patchogue, L. I.
MR. P0WDERLT CORROBORATED.
Martin Irons Remembers Le Cnron as a
Very Suspicious Mnn.
rSFECTAI. TELEGBAM TO TUE DICrATCH.1
St. Louis, February 14. The labor lead
ers who conducted the Southwestern strike
on the Missouri Pacific three years ago cor
roborate the statement of Mr. Pcwderly re
garding Le Caron, the spy. While the
Knights of Labor were in consultation here
Le Caron called on Martin Irons and offered
to show him how to destroy the engines,
bridges and other property of the Gould
svstem without detection. Irons grew sus
picious of the man and put him down as a
spy trying to entrap the strikers.
Le Caron remained here for several weeks,
and pretended that he was a labor leader
from the East.
NO END TO THE TROUBLE.
Alt Work In the Burning Calumet and Hecla
Calumet, February 14. All the Calu
met shalts, excepting No. 5, were sealed
yesterday afternoon, as the miners at work
in shafts 2 and 4 were forced to come up on
account of the gas and smoke. There is
still fire in the burnt section, but no en
croachment upon the new timber is being
made. The shafts are being bauked and the
old process of smothering will be pursued.
How long tho mine may remain closed is
now as indefinite as ever.
Insurance for Churches Alone.
6FECIA1. TELEGRAM TO Till DISrATCH.l
Eochesteh, N. Y., February 14. A
church insurance company, the originators
of which are Methodist ministers and promi
nent church men only, was organized here
to-day. Its object is indicated by its name.
The companv will insure any church of a
Protestant denomination. The amount of
capital has not as yet been fixed, but it will
be fully 5300,000.
NOT A THING TO HIDE.
Sncli is the Epitaph of Grover Cleve
AS NOW PRONOUNCED BY HIMSELF.
The President Adheres to Civil Service and
HE HAS WORKED HARD NIGHT AND DAI
And Will be Very Glad to be Brliered or His Duties on
March 4 Kext
President Cleveland himself reviews "his
work of the past four years in what is known
as the official organ of the administration.
He expresses himself as entirely satisfied
with the result, and says: "We have
nothing to hide." He believes that in the
future the Democratic party and tariff re
form will be triumphant. He says the
Cabinet was entirely harmonious.
Baltimore, February 54. The Sun to
morrow will publish the following special
dispatch from Washington, giving a review
of President Cleveland's administration,
based upon conversations with the Presi
dent? Less than three weeks of President Cleve
land's four years' occupancy of the While
House remain, and tho record of his admin
istration is practically made up. A review
of the salient features of the administration,
of what it has accomplished and sought to
accomplish and the difficulties with which
it has had to contend, is, therefore, appro
priate at this time, and not without value to
the country at large.
The keynote of Mr. Cleveland's policy from
the beginning has been the determination to
give the people a practical business-like ad
ministration, irrespective of personal con
siderations. No one who has talked with
Mr. Cleveland, who has observed the per
fect candor and openness of his language on
this point, and has watched the animated
play of his features when discussing it, as
the writer has done, can fail to be convinced
ot the earnestness of his purpose, his high
sense of publio duty and his devotion to the
best interests of the people.
CHUNKS OF TAFFY.
There is probably no American in-public
life who has a deeper, more genuine sym
pathy with the people, and there never has
been'a President more accessible, or one
who surrendered so much of his time to grat
ify the natural curiosity and interest of the
bone and sinew of the land in their chief
executive, than has Mr. - Cleveland. In
conversation with the writer to-day he re
marked with feeling that his afternoon re
ceptions, or handshakes, as he calls them,
were the pleasantest incidents of his official
life. He derives a genuine enjoyment from
meeting people who come from every sec
tion of the country, not in search of office or
with any favor to ask, but merely for the
sake of exchanging a pleasant word or fwo
with the President.
The close of Mr. Cleveland's administra
tion finds him as busy and even busier than
when he was inducted into office. There is
now a mass of work before him which will
tax even his robust energies to dispose of be
fore inauguration day. He works as hard
as any.deportment clerk, because he is not
content to take things for granted, but in
sists upon inrorming himself as to -"every.
question ne is called upon to decide.
TVOBKS NEABLY ALL NIGHT.
The pressure of official and social duties
throughout the day is so great that he is
seldom able to address himself to the docu
mentary work and correspondence which is
accumulating upon his desk during almost
every hour until 9 o'clock at night, and he
is seldom able to retire before 2 or 3 o'clock
in the morning. He is in his office again
by 9:30 in themorning, and from 10 to 11 is
busy receiving members of Congress and
Much of the time is consumed unnecessa
rily by' the want of consideration displayed
by Congressmen in introducing persons who
merely call to pay their Tcspccts. The
afternoon receptions were set apart for this
class ot -visitors, but it often happens that
an influential constituent bobs up at the
Capitol. and Um member from wayback or
some other district, wishing to impress his
importance or influence upon so valuable a
supporter, or to tickle the latter's vanity,
says: "Oh, come along, I'll take you up to
see the President," and does so during the
hours set apart for official business.
The President has never complained of
this inconsiderate treatment, but he was
greatly gratified and impressed by the con
duct of the late Representative Burns, of
Missouri, who always presented his constit
uents who merely wanted to see the Presi
dent at the public receptions.
AN UNJUST CEITICISSr.
Notwithstanding his patience under these
exactions, and the fact that almost his en
tire time during the day has been given up
to the public the President has been criti
cised for being "exclusive," and the com
plaint has been freely made that he would
not give the representative men of his party
the opportunity of consulting freely with
him. "There has never been a time," said
the President on this point, "when I have
not been willing and anxious to talk with
members of Congress and leading men in
It is known to his friends that the Presi
dent feels acutely the charge that he has
held aloof from men whose character and
position entitled their opinions to weight,
and has been disposed to take the bit be
tween his teeth and act on his own responsi
bility. He has all along been animatedly
a high and serious sense of his duty to the
people, and this has often prompted him to
a course of action in opposition to the
wishes or opinions of personal friends.
This is the secret, too, of his laborious de
votion to matters of routine. He expresses
himself very modestly on the latter point,
and shows no disposition whatever to ex
ploit his industry.
AWKWABD, BUT "WILLING.
"It may be because I am awkward at it,"
he said to-day ingeniously, "that I have to
work so hard." It may be stated that the
President is thoroughly satisfied with the
practical outcome of his administration and
the effect on the fortunes of the Democratic
party. He is very earnest in predicting a
great future for Democracy, and in assert
ing his unqualified devotion to the party.
"It is a grand party." said he, "and was
never in better shape than it is at present.
When we consider the condition it 'was in
before the tariff issue was formulated, tie
want of unanimity, the wide divergence of
views on many points and the hearty united
support it gave me during the campaign,
who can doubt that its status has been im
proved and that it has a glorious future be
The President is as firm now as he ever
was in the opinion that tariff reform is the
great living issue for the Democracy. He
regards it as an issue in harmony with the
spirit and traditions of the party, and one
involving enormous benefits to the people.
He believes that sooner or later the toiling
masses will be thoroughly roused to an in
dignant perception'of the burdens unjustly
imposed upon them by the tariff laws and of
the fact that the taxing power of the nation
is being recklessly used for the benefit of a
STILL FOB FEEE TEADE.
He does not tolerate the idea that the
Democrats were beaten on the tariff issue
' Continued on Sixh Page.
FEBRUARY 15, 1889.
BOUGH ON TBTJSTS.
A Bill In tho Bltaaesoto. Legislature Breaks
the Record No Pay Can be Collected
lor Pool Goods Combi
nation a Felony.
St- Paul, February 14. A bill was in
troduced in the Legislature to-day by Rep
resentative B. F. Morton, which possesses
much interest to capitalists as well as for
working men. It is entitled "An act to
suppress trust monopolies and to promote
free competition in trade." The first sec
tion makes it unlawful to enter into or
maintain any combination or agreement to
prevent or restrict the production of any ar
ticle of commerce or to regulate or control
its market price.
The next section makes it unlawful to
make or carry out any agreement to produce
any article of commerce below a common
standard or figure; or to in any way inter
fere with free and unrestricted competition
in the sale of such article; or to pool or com
bine in such a way as to affect its price.
The third, section is like the first two. It
rSceks to prevent indirect combinations
through trusts, trustees or other fiduciary
acents. Thn fnnrth Kpntinn makes nnv enn-
J tract in violation of these sections void in
Taw and equity.
Aiie ntth section goes turtner ana gives
the purchaser of any article whose price is
affected by trusts the right to plead the act
as a defense for not paying for the article.
The sixth section declares any officer or
agent violating the act guilty of felony pun
ishable by a $5,000 fine or a two-year im
prisonment, or -both. Under section 7 a
corporation which violates the act forfeits
its corporate rights and franchises, and the
Attorney General Of his own motion must
institute an action for the dissolution of its
Section 8 seeks to prevent corporations
which have violated the act from doing
business or maintaining suits in this State,
and anyofficer who transacts business.know
ing the corporation to have violated the law,
is to "be guilty of felony. The last section
permits associations of laboring men to take
action regulating wages, and none of their
rights or privileges are to be forfeited under
OHIO'S PROPOSED REMEDY.
The Stringent Measure Introdoced In the
ISFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCH1
CoLUstBUS, February 14. Senator Tay
lor, Chairman of the Committee on Pools
and Trusts, which submitted its report to
the Legislature last evening, to-day intro
duced a bill in the Senate embodying the
sentiments of the report. The bill makes it
nnlavrful-for any company, corporation or
association of persons to enter into any com
bination by agreemenf, arrangement or con
tract, express or implied, directly or indi
rectly, with other separate companies, cor
porations or associations of persons, who
aireengaged in substantially-the same kind
oX'busincss, for the pooling of their earn
ings or profits or for the division between
them of the aggregate or net proceeds of
their earnings or any portion thereof, or
for the restriction ot production, or for fix
ing or enhancing the price of any article or
articles of trade or traffic which i's the com
mon product of snch separate companies,
corporations or association, of persons, or
fhich will have the effect of doing either of
the things prohibited.
'The penalty is fixed as a fine of not less
than $100 or more than 810,000, and agree
ments made in pursuance of the combina
tion are void as illegal.
, -v LOCAL OPTION DENOUNCED.,
Cold Water, Advocates Want NothInff.bat
Nntlonnl Prohibition. -
Louisville, Tebruary 14. The Na
tional Conference of Prohibitionists was
continued here to-day. A paper from Prof.
Scomp, of Georgia, was read. It took the
ground that local option hinders the prog
ress of prohibition, and favored the urging
of national prohibition at all hazards. The
paper was warmly indorsed by Miss Wil
liard and other leaders. A resolution pro
viding for its printing was passed. Papers
on "Financial Methods," by H. A. Lee, of
New York, and "Club Work," by Prof.
James A. Tate, of Tennessee, were read.
Mrs. Wallace, of Indiana, moved an
amendment to Tate's paper explicitly mak
ing women eligible for club membership.
With this amendment the paper was in
dorsed. Dnring the afternoon apian to reorganize
the party was offered by Thomas Mills. A
leading feature was to make a four-fifths
majority necessary for the adoption of any
principle by the party. The woman
suffrage division of the party saw -in this a
blow at their principle, and warmly op
posed tne pian. xi was ueieaieu Dy a vote
MRS. CHURCH'S WEALTHY FATHER
Guarantees to Take- Care of and Edncnte
His Daanhtcr's Children. '
tSPECLAL TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.l
Columbus, O., February 14. There was
a large number of witnesses examined in the
Church divorce casko-day, including the
father of the plaintiff, Mrs. Church. The
majority of them testified in regard to the
uniform good character and disposition of
the plaintiff and her devotion to her chil
dren. John Joyce, the father, testified
among other things as to the story told by
his daughter as to her treatment by Colonel
Church, and said he would take care of the
plaintiff, .her children, and care for and edu
cate and train them as if they were his own.
Mr. Joyce was required togivean estimate
of his wealth, and he thought it was about
$500,000; that his residence had cost $55,000;
that it contained 23 rooms, and he would
not care to exchange it for any other on the
principal thoroughfare. '
DEAD IN ONE MINUTE.
Ho Conld Not Find Work and So Cat
New Yobk, February 14. George Wick,
20 years old, a painter, cut his head almost
off with one desperate stroke of a razor, this
morning at his rooms, No. 316 West Thirty
ninth street, and bled to death in a minute.
He came home in the forenoon, and alter
lying in bed a few momentsgot up, and tak
ing his young wife by the throat, said:
"Nellie, I am going to die, and you must
die with me."
She wrenched herself from him and ran
screaming from the room to the rooms
of a neighbor. Suddenly remembering that
their only child, a2-months'-old baby, was
lying in the crib, she ran back with her
neighbor. Her husband lay on the floor
dead. The baby was safe in the crib.
Despondency at failure to secure work was
the cause of the suicide. ' '
NO HOPE FOR THE ACTORS.
Western Railroads Ilefnso to Vlolnto
' ' Inter-Stnto Law.
Chicago, February 14. The first meet
ing of general passenger agents of lines in
the Western States Passenger Association
under the new agreement, was held to-day.
It was agreed that the making of summer
tourist rates should be deferred until March
25. A committee representing managers of
theatrical companies, theaters and opera
houses presented a petition for special rates
for traveling organizations, but the subject
was disposed oi with a vote that the inter
State commerce law prohibits the making of
SITTIN&.BY THE SOUP.
Cabinet-JIaker Harrison Said to he
Perched on the Tureen's Brim.
BLAINE K0T BIS ONLY BOTHER,
Though He Wouldn't Care if a String Were
Attached to Even That.
SEVEN GRABS IN SEVEN DIRECTIONS
Beeommenaed as Ins Best Means to Complete Bis
It is now asserted that the President-elect
may have to make a crazy-quilt Cabinet by
using Blaine for a center and grouping
around, him seven of the handiest men he
may scoop in. The'principal reason alleged
for this condition of affairs is that every
time Mr. Harrison about, makes up his
mind to appoint anyone, and the fact gets
out, a flood of protests against that particu
lar appointment sets in and discourages the
Cabinet-maker. The suggestion is made
that Mr. Blaine be now called in to com
plete the job begun by his superior.
tSFECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCIT.l
Indianapolis, February 14. General
Harrison is on the brim of soup tureens.
The Cabinet muddle, instead of straighten
ing itself out, becomes every day more
veiatiously complicated. It isn't only the
backing out of 'Allison that causes the
bother, but upon the embarrassment of that
other embarrassments have heaped them
selves until the only resource left to the
President-elect seems to be to make seven
grabs in seven different directions, haul
in whatever seven men come handiest,
prop the collection up around James G.
Blaine and call it a Cabinet The appoint
ment of Blaine, General Harrison hinted a
few days ago, was the only one that he had
made beyond recall. He wishes now that
there were a string about that appointment,
too. Not that he would puil it clear back,
but a little yank upon it now and then
might be a wholesome reminder when talk
about the annexation of Canada and the
pnrchase of Cuba is being indulged in too
LITTLE LEAKS LET OUT MUCH.
There has always been some mystery
about the tender that General Harrison
made to Mr. Blaine of the portfolio of the
State Department. It has been said that
there are conditions attached to the tender,
but the nature of those conditions has been
generally misunderstood. Little leaks let
out a great deal of matter' in the course of
time, and it can now be stated as a fact that
General Harrison, in tendering the State
Department to Mr. Blaine, set forth at some
length his views upon certain questions of
foreign policy, and suggested that the kind
of a Secretary of State He wanted was one
who would subscribe to ideas so set forth.
This looked like a shrewd move on the
part of General Harrison, for It was giving
Mr. Blaine to understand at the start that
Benjamin Harrison was going to be Presi
dent; and, besides, there was a "possibility
that Mr. Blaine would find some of General
Harrison's ideas so objectionable that he
would refuse to subscribe to them, in which
case General Harrison would have been re
lieved from a necessity that his friends be-liev'was-rery
di&itgrceable-'to him, and
could have looktd elsewhere for his Secre
tary of State.
SHBEWB, BUT A MISTAKE.
But in this shrewd move was jnst where
General Harrison made a big mistake. Mr.
Blaine unhesitatingly and even enthusias
tically subscribed to General Harrison's
foreign policy; he even, went farther, ac
cording to an interview with him widely
published in the East a few days ago. He
was so heartily in accord with his superior's
ideas that he began to express them as his
own, even before' -his superior had had an
opportunity of imaking them public. It so
happens that the radical idea as to the pnr
chase of Cuba and tne conservative idea as
to the annexation of Canada were little
features of administrative policy, with
which General Harrison was expecting to
make a large bid for popularity about March
4. Now the wind has been all taken out of
the sails, and whatever he says will seem a
mere echo of Blaine.
Another vexatious little thing about that
same interview was the statement that the
tender of the office was made two or three
days after election. Technically the state
ment was corrent, for General Harrison was
not really elected until January 15, and the
tender to Blaine was made two days later,
but in the sense in which the statement
would be generally understood it was inac
THE DUPLICITY OF POLITICS.
But this isn't all the trouble over Blaine.
It is a fact, not so singular as it may seem
to those uninitiated in politics, that many
of the party leaders who were loudest in
their talk that Blaine must be put in, are
foremost now in declaring that he should
have been left out. General Harrison has
learned- n dreadful lot about duplicity in
politics since it became certain that Blaine
was to be in the Cabinet. Added to this is
the affliction of the Job's comforters among
his friends who point to the Cuba-Canada
interview and exclaimed: "I told you so."
If Blaine were all, General Harrison
could possibly grin and bear it without
really serious difficulty, but as to the rest of
the Cabinet he is even worse off. The New
York situation is filled with thorns, which
ever way he picks it up. Colonel New re
turned at noon to-day, and immediately se
cluded himself. All the statement he would
make was: "I have nothing to say what
ever. I know nothing that is worth telling.
I am bound not to tell." It is known, 'how
ever, that the news he brings is of a very
discouraging natnre, and that his report to
General Harrison is substantiallv that it Is
hopeless to attempt to settle the Kew York
quarrel bv any distribution of offices among
the leaders. New York, therefore, is just
as liable to get nothing as to get two places
in the Cabinet deal.
NEW AND HIS MTSTEBY.
In reference lb Colouel New and the Cabi
net, it is stated to-night that if he goes into
it, it was only after great uiging and much
against his will. The reason s for his reluc
tance to take a place will appear, it is said,
very soon after March 4. It is intimated
that he has other plans in regard to Indi
ana's share in the patronage.
Talk of Foster of Ohio for the Treasury
has been renewed to-day. It is in bis favor
that the mention of his name for a place
some time ago brought no delegations of Re
publicans here to protest against his ap
pointment. He is about the only Ohio man
yet mentioned of whom as much can be
As to the minor places in the Cabinet,
General Harrison's situation is nearly as
embarrassing. Whenever he thinks he has
a man that will do protests, written and
verbal, begin to pour in upon him from
every direction, while the limitations he has
himself imposed hamper his choice of fresh
men. He wants, for instance, a great Con
stitutional lawyer for Attorney General,
and they are hard to get for ?8,000 a year
and board themselves. Then he wants a
first-class lawyer,-who is not connected with
corporations, for the Interior Department,
and looking for a first-class lawyer without
corporation practice is like looking for roses
without thorns and so it goes.
It really looks as though Cabinet Maker
Harrison would have to give it up and call
in Mr. Blaine to finish the job.
TOiDOM HAS IT NOW.
A Clase Friend of tke Ex-Senator Sots the
Loiter Will Bo Secretary of the
Treasury Another Blaine
Clan to Be Honoredt-
rSFXCIAL TKLEaBAX TO XHX DISPATCIT.l
Toledo, February 14. That ex-Senator
Windom will be the next Secretary of the
Treasurr seems to be assured from an inter
view wfth Judge Devins, of Mt Vernon,
O., who has been in the city on important
law business for some days, Mr. Windom
and Judge Devins studied law together
under Judge Hurd, father of Frank H.
Hurd. The story as told by the judge is as
follows: He received and has Iri his posses
sion a telegram from Senator Windom, an
nouncing his (Windom's) appointment to
and acceptance of the Secretaryship of the
Treasury, tendered by President-elect Har
rison. The dispatch also intimates that
Windom will soon be in a position to fulfill
a former agreement with Judge Devins.
When President Garfield appointed Win
dom Secretary of the Treasury, one of his
first appointments was Judge D'eviru as So
licitor of the Treasury. This is a Presi
dents office, but the Treasury is generally
consulted in the selection. Garfield was as
sassinated before Judge Devins' appoint
ment was confirmed, and Folger succeeded
Windom, leaving Devins out in the cold.
Windom is a Blaine Bepublican, and in
1884, when the Plumed Knight ran, he was
pledged to reinstate Windom to the position
he held during Garfield's administration.
General Harrisod made a similar promise,,
according to the report, and is now fulfill
ing It Several others who will be in the
Cabinet will get their places through the
same regular Bepublicans, and the Stal
warts and their friends are to be overlooked.
Judge Devins' talk is the topic of politi
cal circles to-night, and is generally be
lieved. HALF-BREEDS IN OPEN REVOLT.
They Refuse to Fay Taxes and Attack the
Chuech's Ferry, Dak., February It
Considerable excitement exists regarding
the half-breed situation at St. John. Vig
orous attempts are being made on the part
of thcKollette county officials to -collect
taxes from half-breeds. Sheriff Flynn and
posse of one man made a descent upon the
settlement and succeeded at first in making
a few collections. Later, however, .the half
breeds assembled from all directions, being
joined by others from the reservation.
Pressing about the Sheriff and his one man
they forced him to disgorge his well-earned
pittance of taxes. The 'Sheriff realizing
that he was no match for the increasing
numbers of savages, retreated to St John
and. called upon the local military organi
zation for assistance. Major McK.ee imme
diately placed his command under arms.
A message has been sent to- Governor
'Church, requesting him to give the soldiers
at Hon xotton orders to march to St John
if needed. The half-breeds are loud in
their denunciations of this attempt to col
lect taxes, or rob them, as they say, and
claim that they will resist it to the last man.
Sheriff Flynn has been notified that he
will be shot on sight if he again makes a
similar attempt. The alarming part of the
situation seems to be that a large number
of the 4,000 half-breeds on the reservation
are preparing to take a hand ia the matter,
and bloodshed is feared. At present the
local militia company at St. John is march
ing to the scene of the disturbance.
SO OLD, YET SO FOOLISH.
A Man of 83 Sued for Brencli of Promise by
a Miss of 50 or Store.
ISPECIAL XELEOHAU TO THE DISPATCIT.l
PfiOTlDENCE, B, I., February 14. A
breach of promise suit of an unusual nature
is amusing the people of this town to-night
Thomas B. Briggs, 82 years of age, and
Miss Mary S. Beckwith,. who is on the
shady side of 50, are the principals. Miss
Beckwith is a dressmaker. About three
years ago Mr. Briggs lost his wife, and
later became acquainted with Miss Beck
with, whose brother was one ot his tenants.
One day, as it is alleged, Miss Beckwith
invited' the old man to call on her, which L
did, and for a year he was a frequent
visitor. Then he ceased to sit within her
charmed presence, and for a year his shadow
did not fall across her threshold.
This month Mr. Briggs received a notice
from a'lawyer that Miss Beckwith had a
claim against him. A bill collector called
upon him with the notice that 3,000 would
settle affairs and soothe any wounded
hearts, if there were any. No settlement
was made, howevert and then Briggs' prop
erty was attached in a suit for breach of
promise to marry, the attachment being for
$12,000. Both sides have retained counsel,
and the case is to come up at the April
term of the Supreme Court.'
DAVIS IS THE COMING HAN.
Hope of Either Gofl or Kenna Being;
ISFZCUL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISPATCH.l
Charleston, W. Va., February 14.
The Democrats held another conference to
night, at which virtually nothing was ac
complished. Kenna will receive the greater
part of the Democratic support for several
days to come. Dorr was present, and is
still obdurate, and few members were ab
sent The Bepublicans also caucused to
map out a plan of action, but the proceed
ings have been kept profoundly secret.
It seems that General Goffs trip to Wash
ington may have considerable significance.
To-night it is predicted that about Monday
the opposition to Kenna will center npon
Hon. II. G. Davis, as there seems to be no
possibility for Gofl' to win the coveted prize.
It is believed that an arrangement has been
made whereby Goff is to be made Governor
and Davis elected to the Senate by the aid
of Bepublican votes. This prediction is
made by a prominent politician who claims
to have good reason to believe it.
CAPPELLAE OVER A FIRE.
The Ohio Senate Concludes ne'd Better bo
(SPECIAL TELEGUAX TQ THE DISPATCH. .
Columbus, O., February 14. The Senate
to-day reconsidered the vote by which they
had confirmed the appointment of Railroad
Commissioner Cappellar, Chairman of the
Bepublican State Committee, with the pur
pose of allowing it to stand until the com
mittee has investigated the charges against
him. B. J. Fanning, his chief clerk, whom
he discharged, is making a strong fight
against Cappellar, and may give him some
Fanning is giving away a considerable
amount of campaign business which was
conducted just prior to and during the Chi
cago convention, and it is creating con
siderable interest in Bepublican circles.
MUST BE MADE THERE.
Pacific Coast Workmen Strike Against East
ern or Forclin Material.
San Francisco, February 14. Boiler
makers in the employ of the .Bisdon Iron
Works, of this city, have gone out on a
strike on the ground that certain iron plates
being used in the repair of boilers of the
steamship Australia were made abroad.
The strikers contend that they will not
work in any sh p which procures any por
tion of the boilers in the Bast or in foreign
countries, and that they must be made on
the Pacific coast.
The company was employing 150 men at
$3'50pcrday. The company has continued
work with a short force.
Can reach tlw best
lrlasa of Investors
,. THE D1S-
T YTCH. The beat
ME2TET f, n In business can
.HA.., --?' "& .be reached
To First and Second-Class Cities
Passes Second Reading,
Providing for the
REMOVAL OF DEATH TRAPS.
A Vigorous Protest From Allegheny
DOCTORS WHO WANT TO BE LET ALONE.
Lack of Harmony Between the Lunacy
Commission and tho State Board ot
Charities Defective Bills Presented to
the Governor for Ills SIsnntare-r-The
Factory Employment Bill .to Be Strongly
Urged Upon tho Legislature by Promt
sent Labor Lenders A School for mine
Inspectors The Huntingdon Reforma
tory Beady to Keeeivo Convicts.
A bill in regard to the removal of grad
crossings passed second reading in the House
yesterday. As it saddles a large portion of
the expense on the cities, it was vigorously
opposed by Allegheny City's representatives.
Tne officials of the Lunacy Commission de
clared they are in harmony with the State
Board of Charities, despite the latter's
assertions to the contrary. Governor Beaver
signed several bills, but objected to the de
fective manner in which many of them are
rrnOM A STAW COBBISPOSDIST.l
HakrisbuKO, February 14. This was a
field day for Bepresentative George Shiras,
of Pittsburg. This afternoon the Judiciary
General Committee had before it Drs. Mor
ton and Ourt, of the Lunacy Commission,
who appeared to oppose the bill which
takes them from their statutory powers and
leaves them entirely subject to the State
Board of Charities, of which they are sup
posed to form a part.
Bepresentative Shiras had been told some
things about differences of opinion between
the Board of Charities, and the Lunacy
Commission, the substance of which was re
cently published in The Dispatch, but
the whole thing was news to the two doctors,
who knew nothing about anything but
harmony and insane asylums, coupled
with a desire to have the Lunacy Commis
sion let severely alone. When the result of
Chief Elliott's" effort to have Pittsburg's
pauper insane placed in either the Dixniont
or the Warren Asylum was mentioned to
them, they gave information directly con
trary to that furnished at the judicial in
quiry. After one of Dr. Morton's state
ments that all was harmony between the
commission and the board, he was asked, if
this were the case, Why had the bill they
were disscussirrg been introduced, and at
whose instance'. He could not answer, and
it was news to him to learu that members of
the State Board of Charities had asked the
privilege of a hearing in favor of the bill.
TO ABOLISn death traps.
The other matter in which Mr. Shiras was a
principal figure to-day was the fight over
the grade crossing bill, which applies to
cities oi the first and second classes. The
bill as it came before the House for second
reading, makes the following provisions:
No railroad hereafter constructed shall cross
at grade any streets, roads or hizbwavs of sec-end-class
cities, and such company shall bear
all tho expenses of such elevation above or de
pression below grade.
No road, street or highway in these cities
shall hereafter be laid, out or opened so as to
cross at grade any steam railroad. In case of
existing grade crossings, i at any time tho
safety of the pnMic can, in the judgment of tho
proper municipal authorities, be promoted by
striking from the established city plans such'
grade crossings of streets as are not needed for
the accommodation of the public and substi
tuting therefor a less number of undergrade or
overgrade crossings, said cities are hereby au
thorized by ordinance duly passed to strike
such crossings from said plans and to vacate
the said streets so far as said crossings are con
cerned. In the substitution of overgrade or
undergrade crossings, or In the opening of a
street whose grades were established prior to
the passage of this act across a railroad track,
the cost of constructing the necessary under
grade or overgrade shall unless otherwise
acreed, be equally divided between railroad
and city, and if they cannot agree on a division
the Court may appoint a commission of three
experts, one of whom shall be an experienced
civil engineer, to make such apportionment
A COSTLY MEASURE.
Mr. Shiras offered an amendment, the in
tent of which was to confine the provisions
of the bill to cities of the second class. Mr.
Shiras made it quite plain during the
(ourseofhis remarks that he was not op
posed to the ostensible object of the bill,
the protection of hnman life, but he did op
pose the real intent of the bill, which was
simply to saddle an expense ot millions of
dollars on the cities of Pittsburg and Alle
gheny. The latter, it is true, is not now a
city of the second class, but when the next
census is taken she will, under the provis
ions of the classification bill that has just
passed the Senate, be placed In that cate
gory. His principal objection was that
railroads now existing may, under the pre
visions of the bill, elevate or depress their
tracks at will, and thereby saddle great fi
nancial responsibilities on the city. ,
Mr, Stewart, of Philadelphia, who intro
duced the bill, defined it warmly as a
measnre tor the protection of life and prop
erty, for which Philadelphia was clamoring.
Mr. Dearden and other Philadelphia gentle
men did the same, the only Philadelphia
voice raisetd against the measurebeing that
of Mr. Quigley, who directed the attention of
the House to the message of Governor
Beaver, wherein it was recorded that heliad
defeated a bill almost identical with the
measure under consideration. Mr. Dearden
explained that he had no desire to. an
tagonize Allegheny, but if Allegheny is be
hind the Quaker Cjty in .public spirit, let
her not antagonize theprogress of the latter'
This brought ex-Speaker Graham to his
feet, and in measured and dignified tones,
faintly tinged with sarcasm, he admitted
that Allegheny was not so near the rising
sun as Philadelphia, and might not be so
far advanced in thought as the Quaker City
The latter should therefore let us lag un .
we can devise a plan that will be suitable
to our wants. Mr. Graham argued that it
would be much cheaper for the railroads to
themselves pay the expenses of elevating or
depressing their tracks than to pay the
sums they do annually for the privilege of
killing people. Mr. Graham made an ap
peal to the country members to aid to defeat
the bill which was only a preparatory step
toward saddling a similar tax on themselves.
The appeal was without avail, however,
as, after Mr. Marland had explained that
there was merit in the bill, and after Mr.
Lafferty had seconded his hope that it would
pass second reading, when the people would
get a chance at it, Mr. Shiras' amendments"
were voted down by a vote of 126 to 30.
Mews. Graham, Jones, Marshall, Mc
Cullough, Nesbit, Bobison, Shiras and
Stewart voted aye, and Messrs. Cbalfant,
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