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WHO VAST HOUSES Should peruso the third patro of THE DISPATCH. All having Houses to Kent can secure tenants by adver tising in THE DISPATCH. FORTT-rOUKTH YEAR. L0GICALLYC0IV1ING 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 p Couijties. 2, o 5 5 S ? 5. .? 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 and r'isk. 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 Williamsport If another bulletin board were erected on which to indicate public opinion of the Brooks high license law, it would read as follows: Indiana county (with no licenses) The Brooks law a success, preventing saloons here, although It may be openly violated in other counties. 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 other counties. 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. Lycoming' Logic 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 alone." 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 .."Wi be will give a majority for the amendment Of the other counties in his district he said tome: 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 small. 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 street, says: 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 liquor. 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 popular side. 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. Mischievous Sullivan. 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 utilized. Wip '$&$M$ 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 home enterprise. 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 Not Satisfied, 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 to 30. 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 Is Stopped. 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. PITTSBURG FRIDAY, NOT A THING TO HIDE. Sncli is the Epitaph of Grover Cleve land's Administration AS NOW PRONOUNCED BY HIMSELF. The President Adheres to Civil Service and Tariff Reform. 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 their constitnents. 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 the party." 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 fore it?" 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 favored few. 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 corporate existence. 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 the act OHIO'S PROPOSED REMEDY. The Stringent Measure Introdoced In the Buckeyo Legislature. 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 ofl68to74. 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 His Throat. 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 the ' ' 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 discriminating rates. Mimm SITTIN&.BY THE SOUP. " j 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 Official Family. 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 freely. 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 curate. 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 said. 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. 3HRPUn 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 Connty Ofllcers. 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. No Hope of Either Gofl or Kenna Being; Elected Senator. 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 Investigated. (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 trouble. 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 BUSINESS VTHBDIS- LE CENTS utum H.COSTfSiE v To First and Second-Class Cities Passes Second Reading, Providing for the TA REMOVAL OF DEATH TRAPS. A Vigorous Protest From Allegheny City's Eepresentatives. 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 prepared. 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' soue sarcasm. 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, Continued on Sixth Page. :l i i 1 4 i J I 1 t T , V I 5 " ' " "" f f JA " '