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w? FlF ':&-'&twW1S1 V. m first mw- fpjt fflt$mm TT 9 - - - PORTY-POTIRTH YEAR. 01 THE RAGGED EDGE Prohibition Sentiment Somewhat Mixed in the Northern Tier of Counties. FIVE MORE HEARD FROM. Bradford and Susquehanna ,Are Dry, Wayne is Doubtful, While KONEOEAND PIKE ARE DECIDEDLY WET Wayne and Erie Figuring a End Men A Gain in Temperance Sentiment Pike County Influenced by New York Differ ent Interpretation of the Term ID.de boand Farmer for Prohibition An In creased Demand for Apple Butter The Question br Taxes A Solid East Acalnst the Amendment Philadelphia's 40,000 Majority. Constitutional amendment seems to hare the best of the campaign up to this time in the extreme northeastern corner of the State. Oar special commissioner finds that of the five counties forming the corner, two will vote against the amendment. .They are Pike and Monroe. "Wayne is donbtfnl. Two others will favor prohibition. They , are Susquehanna and Bradford, and their Majorities for the amendment will over whelm those against it from the other two or three counties. Thus far The Dis patch's canvass shows the following re sult: i I a o o s ? a CotTXTIES. g, - 3 v "H. 8 S g. Armstrong.... In favor of S.9SG Adopted Bedford. In favor of 8,191 Adopted Berks Against 28.892 Defeated Bradford In favor of 13,903 Adopted Cambria ;. Against 1L702 Defeated Cameron In favor of 1,345 Adopted Carbon......... Donbtful 7,177 Defeated Chester In favor of 19,765 Adopted Clarion Fairly sure 6.945 Adopted Clinton Close 6,073 Adopted Columbia Vervd'btful 7,416 Defeated Elk Against 3,197 Defeated Favette Veryd'btful 14,203 Adopted Forest In favor of 1.C01 Defeated Greene. In favor of 6,630 Adopted Indiana.. .... In favor of 7,609 Adopted Jefferson In favor of 7,625 Adopted Lackawanna... Against 2U95 No vote Lancaster. Against 3ZVS7 Defeated Lehigh, Against 16,094 Defeated Luzenf: Veryd'btful 31,558 Adopted Lycoming Against 14,536 Adopted Monroe Against 4,437 Defeated Montour. In favor of 3.195 Adopted Northampton.. Against 17,103 Defeated Jforthumberl'd Fairly sure 12,776 Defeated Pike Against 2,040 Defeated F-otter Infavorof 4,434 Adopted Schuylkill. Against 25.9S0 Defeated Somerset Infavorof 7.3S2 Adopted Sullivan Against 2,310 Defeated Susquehanna.. In favorof 9,076 Adopted Tioga . In favor ot 11.279 Adopted Venango,..... Infavorof 8.587 Adopted "Warren. ....... Infavorof ' 7,645 Adopted Washington... Infavorof H22S Adopted Westmoreland. Close 19,958 Adopted "Wayne. Dorfbtful 6,400 Defeated "Wyoming Infavorof 3,996 Adopted 'Aggregate of votes for Harrison. Cleveland ' andFisk. rrnoMOUB bfeciai. commissioned. HONESDALE, February 15. The north ' era tier comes to a ragged edge with this county. . So does the prohibition sentiment "Wayne is the ceDter of five counties which round the northeastern corner of the State. Grouping the five together, firstcomes Brad ford, then Susquehanna, next "Wayne, then wheeling southward along the eastern bor der are Pike and Monroe. That much-talked-of northern tier makes you think of the obstreperous "end men" in a minstrel show. A line extends unbroken tbrougb "Warren, McKean, Potter, Tioga, .Bradford and Susquehanna counties for pro hibition. The six counties will vote solid ly for the Constitutional amendment But the two ends are causing all the trouble. They are Erie and Wayne counties. I have not visited Erie yet, but the impression seems to be general throughout the State that that county will vote against the amendment "Wayne, I find, is uncertain. Therefore, in the whole row of northern counties there are but two hard conundrums for the temper ance people to solve one here along the Delaware river, and the other 400 miles westward on the wave-washed shores of Lake Erie. Aronnd the Corner. 3ut there is probably more of encourage ment for them over here than in the north 'western corner. Because there, if Erie's majority against the amendment should prove to be large it might entirely offset the majorities lor prohibition in HVarren and surrounding dry counties. In the north east, however, the majorities which Brad ford and Susquehanna counties will give for the amendment will completely over whelm the combined vote of "Wayne, Pike and Monroe connties for liquor. In 1873 .the majorities in the last-named three counties against local option aggregated 1,052 only, while Bradford and Susquehanna combined gave 4,166 majority lor local option. The gain of temperance sentiment since then is apparent in the mere fact that "Wayne county now is regarded as doubtful, when she alone gave 33G majority against local option in 1873. It appears a rather rigid interpretation of both the old and new license laws by which Judge Seeley the last five years has reduced the number of drinking places in "Wayne county. He was backed by public opinion, which was manifested in remonstrances and criticisms of petitions, -and between the two it is claimed the peo ple have been gradually educated to a pro hibitory spirit instead of liberality in the matter of liquor as several years ago. Honesdale, the county seat, is the principal town, and the rural localities are populated by a farming class that favors temperance. Lumber and a little of the anthracite coal industry are found in the north and south ends of the county. "Wayne's population Is well on to 40,000 now, where it was scarcely 34,000 by the old census. Under Gotham Influence. OPik'e county is under the influence of New York City. Members of the Legisla ture from Pike county, .to reach their homes 1 from Harnsburg, have to go to Jew lore City first, and then west again from there. A railroad on an air line from the metropo lis brings Milford, the county seat of Pike, within 115 miles, which is considerably .nearer and more convenient than Phila delphia. ..Consequently, the great bulk of Pike county's trade iswith New York. Brooklyn, Jersey City and points In New Jersey. The county produces large quantities of lumber and flag-stones. These flag-stones pave Broakway and Fifth avenue. The lumber is marketed in Jersey City. It has actually come about that Pike countymen are more of New Yorkers in their habits and tastes than Pennsylvanians. It is but natural, therefore, that they propose to give a ma jority of their ballots against the proposed Pennsylvania Constitutional amendment. It wouldn't be like New York, you know. The total vote in Pike, though, is only 2,000. A politician from Milford told me that the people are liberal in thought; that they regard the amendment as the creature of hide-bound enthusiasts; that they art op posed to too much restraint in anything, and that in this matter they believe them selves fully capable of exercising common sense and discretion and drinking without, indulging to excess. Pike county's major ity against local option was 325, and her majority against the amendment will prob ably not be less than 350. An Abused Word. In Monroe county I found a different use for the word "hide-bound." There it was the Prohibitionists, who declared to me on their honor "that Monroe was a hide-bound county" because she was against the amend ment, and couldn't see it was the most liberal and advanced step taken by re formers in the last century. Monroe, it must be admitted, leans toward liquor, and if what both sides say about each is true, the 'Constitutional amendment will be kept away from the Jersey State line by probably 400 majority. "In" 1873 her spare votes on the local option issue numbered 691, and her total vote then was scarcely 4,000. The farmers appear to be for the issue like other grangers, but they are overbalanced by the influences among lumbermen and the town of Stroudsbnrg. Delaware "Water Gap is a famous summer resort, and were license taken away so close to the border, people there fear the hotels would be ruined with competition so close in another State. Back to the North. Betracing this reportorial inquiry back ward to Wayne; it may be pursued west ward along the northern border,! Susque hanna is the first county encountered. It voted for local option in 1873 by 1,842 ma--jority. Licenses have been lew, and but very cautiously granted. As a result the people there expect to give at least 2,500 majority in favor of the amendment The agricultural element predominates. Th' farmers do not encourage the sale or use of liquor, and laugh about the hard cider questions. One granger's observation was that it will give people a chance to make more apple butter and a better quality of it There is one inquiring Susquehanna farmer whom I met at Harrisburg the other da$ He says he. has the good of the whole State at heart, and he shall correspond with Kansas and Iowa friends to ascertain the success of prohibition there before he casts his rote here. If it has failed there he be lieves it will be impracticable in Pennsyl vania. Especially, he says, there is possi bility of the project failing in Pennsylvania on account of it being a cross-cut for the greatest railroads of the world. It is differ ent from both the Western States in that particular. Breaking a Solid East. Hon. Hilton O. Loomis, who represents Bradford county in the Legislature, says the amendment will be adopted in Bradford by a splendid .majority. It. adopted local option by as much as 2,32" majority. ' He says the balk of the. population is of the' agricultural class, and the people generally regard prohibition as the best thing for farming territory, lessening taxes for the support of a jail and deputy sheriffs, as well as for constables and their fees. The num. ber of licenses has been kept under 75 for several years past, and the Brooks law has not had much effect in that county for the reason that the old law was strictly ad hered to Other residents of the county estimated that the majority against liquor iriBradford county would reach fully 3,200. One of these oracles said: The country east of the Susquehanna river is generally believed to be solidly arrayed against the amendment. We will be one county at least to join our neighbors in pre venting "a solid East." I do not anticipate, however, that we can change the result much in Philadelphia, That city, I fear, will give 40,000 majority against us. L. E. Stofiel. PEAK OF HBEBUGS. Keeping Residents of the Maryland Border on the Tenter Hooks of Suspense IIoit the Rascals Accomplish Their Purpose. rsPZCTAL TELEOBAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1 HAEEISBUBO, February 15. The mys terious firebugs who have been operating in the neighborhood of Glenville.York county, since October, are still terrorizing that community. Yesterday notices were posted on the barn of a farmer named Hors, near the .Maryland line, warning him that the building is doomed. Over the Maryland line Henry Beiman's large barn was burned Wednesday evening, with all its contents, involving a loss of ?7,000. Yesterday the excitement in York county was greatly increased by a terrific explosion that was heard for miles around. It was as certained that a nitro-glycerine factory on Front river, in Manchester township, had blown up. An employe of the works, John Harline, was blown to pieces by the ex plosion. Some of his remains were found in the top of a tree 60 feet high, and 100 feet from where the explosion occurred.. On the same day news was received of the burning of Isaac K.Henry's large farm barn in Spring Garden township, seven miles north of the Glenville district It was burned in a maunerttimilar to that in which all the other barns were destroyed, and it is be lieved that it was the work of the same fire bug. With the news of the burning of this barn came also the announcement that it was the twelfth barn destroyed by fire in that neighborhood during the past year, John Shiiltz, a farmer over the Maryland border, has received notice that his barn is to be burned. The notice is identical with the one that was placed, on Samuel Hare's barn the day before it was burned .in the Glenville district That barn was burned at 5 o'clock on the 8th instant. TICT1M0P AN0LDTEICK. A Real Estate Agent Robbed by a Man Who'Xnsily Fooled Him. IEFECXAI. TELEOEAMTO IHX.DXSrjLTCn.1 Long Islakd City, February 15. About 2 o'clock this afternoon a man hastily entered the real estate office of George H. Payntar, 63 Borden avenue, and informed the clerk, who was the only one in the office at the time, that some boys were rob bing his cellar underneath the office. The clerk hurried down' into the cellar, leaving his informant alone in the office. Failing to find anyone in the cellar, the clerk returned to the office. The man was gone. On going to the safe, which was un locked, the clerk found that the money drawer had been pried open and nearly $200 in cash stolen. Five similarrobberies have been reported to the police within two days. fll llF I (IRAN oeen added . the ULIVE. LUUHiluf 0 contributor to the Sunday issue of THE DISPATCH. She' has located at Washington, and her bright letters will deal with national topi s. Read her first letter in to-morrow's Dispatch, PITTSBURG- SERIOUS ADMISSIONS Made by the Times Manager as to the Manner in Which Were Secured THE ALLEGED PAENELL LETTERS. Large Amounts of Money Paid and Prom ised to Emissaries. TEYING TO INCULPATE IAB0UCHEBE. TheFae Simile Published to Affect the Tote on the Coercion Bill. The Parnell Commission had a sensation al session yesterday. The Times .manager was cross-examined and made some startling admissions as to the manner in which the alleged Parnell letters were, obtained and the large sums of money sjfent in the search for them. The most peculiar incident was the allegation that Henry Labonchere had tried to bribe a man to swear that the letters were forgeries. tBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH. London-, February 15. (Copyright). The rottenness of the foundations of the Timet' case was to-day plainly demonstrated. The whole elaborate edifice has commenced to totter, and when Richard Pigott submits himself for cross-examination it will come crashing to the ground. The Tories and weak-kneed Unionists, who have been com forting themselves with the idea that the re cent signs, of disintegration were illusive and at any rate unimportant, in view of the triumphant proof which would be given of the genuineness of the letters in which Mr. Parnell incited to murder and sympathized with assassins, are absolutely dazed by the the witness box to-day. Pigott alone knows whence the letters were obtained, and the sole evidence of their authenticity must rest urjon this man's word and the liber ally fed opinion of a single expert in 'caligraphy. AMAZING ADMISSIONS. The admissions made to-day by Solicitor Soames and Manager MacDonald, of the Times, have been in truth amazing. They have made clear as day the fact long sus pected, that the publication of the famous fac simile was deliberately fixed for the day, upon the evening of which the vote was taken in the House of Commons on the sec ond reading of Balfour's infamous coercion bill, with the object of influencing the wavering Liberal members, and that the only guarantee the Times then possessed that the letter was genuine was the vague assertion made by one 'Houston, a lad of the matnre age of 22 years, formerly a junior reporter on a Dublin Tory newspaper, and at that moment the Secretary of an Orange landlord anti-Nationalists' society, known as the Irish Legal and Patriotic Associa tion. But the vile plot succeeded, Balfour se cured his majority,- and thereafter the rimes, fearing an action for libel or a summons to appear at the bar oi the House, as would have been the case had these calumnies been'directel Against the..meanest English member, commenced to fish for evidence to bolster up their case. In this business Houston seems toiave been indispensable, and it is already as clear as day that he has made a very good thing out of it. His cross-examination will doubtless be almost as interesting as that 6v Pigott and possi bly as diverting as that of Solicitor Soames and Manager MacDonald. A GAUZY SXOET. To-day one of the most delightful touches in Soames' evidence was the insinuation that Henry Labouchere, the Radical mem ber for Northampton, a successful newspaper proprietor and journalist, and a shrewd man of the world, had incited to felony by offering Pigott $1,000 to swear he forged the Parnell letters. How ManagerMacDon ald proved himself an ass and gave away his employer's case, your report, which fol lows, will amply prove. Mr. Soames, in his cross-examination, denied that Pigott and the Leagne clerk he interviewed in Ireland had a grievance against Mr. Parnell. Pigott had made a declaration that Solicitor Lewis had of fered him 1,000 if he would swear that he had forged the letter said to have been writ ten by Mr. Parnell. The witness had Pigott watched, and traced him into the company of Mr. Labonchere. He paid Houston, Secretary of Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union, altogether 3,000. Mr. Soames said Pigott told him of in terviews he had with Solicitor Lewis and Mr. Labonchere. The latter sent Pigott several 10 notes. One of these notes was forwarded to Ireland and there redirected to London. Witness produced a copy of the letter which accompanied it It had never occurred to witness to ask Pigott how he had acquired the letters. Neither had he asked Houston. Pigott showed witness a letter from Solicitor Lewis accusing him (Pigott) ot having admitted that he forged the ietters and his reply; whereupon wit ness required that the statutory declaration be made, in which Pigott detailed all the communications between himself and So licitor Lewis, including the offer of 1,000 by Mr. Lewis, on behalf of Mr. Labouchere, if he would swear that he had forged the letters. The statement caused a sensation in the courtroom. SIMPLY A PLANT. A man calling himself Wilson wrote to the witness offering to give information. He recognized the writing as that of a man named O'Brien, who was an emissary from Egan to Labouchere. The offer to furnish information was simply "a plant" After that he had O'Brien watched at Mr. L'a bouchere's instance. O'Brien was sent to Dublin to see Pigott In Dublin O'Brien assumed the name of Sinclair. The men following O'Brien traced him to Labou chere's and Pigott's houses and then traced Pigott, Solicitor Lewis and Mr. Pamell to Mr. Labouchere's residence. The witness knew O'Brien as a man who was known in America as Robertson. It was "Robertson" who deluded Detective Closer with letters which had been admitted to be forgeries. Kirby"was paid 250 to go to America and procure from Sheridan the original Parnell letter, a fac simile of which was published in the Times. Mr. Hurlbut saw this letter. Mr. Soames was re-examined by Sir R. D. Webster. He said there was no bargain whatever with the Times to purchase let ters. If the Parnell letters were forgeries then the writing -of the others signed with the names of Egan, Campbell. Davitt and O'Kelly of Tvrone, must have been forged. The bodies of" the six disputed Parnell let ters were in the writing of Campbell. Mr. Willacott, an employe of the Central yews deposed that in an interview with Mr. Parnell on the appearance of the fao simile letter in 1887 Mr. Parnell called the letter an impudent'forgery. HIGH-PBICED rpEGEBIES. Mr. Macdonald, manager of the Times, deposed that in October, 1888, he got five Parnell and six Egan letters. He stipu lated, that their authenticity must be tested before the "payment .of the price which Houston said he gave for them. When the other letters those of O'Kelly and Davitt were tested he paid -Houston 1.780, the exact sum represented si expended in gain r-jf.yA SATURDAY, FEBRUARY ing possession of the letters, Houston de clining personal remuneration. Upon crossxaminatlon the witness said he sever asked, bow Houston got the letters. He had asked about the difference in the writing in the body of the letters and in.the signature, and Houston1 replied that it was a practice of .the leaders of the movement that one wrote. the letter, another signed it and a third person addressed the envelope. Witness afterward ascertained from other sources that this Was an actual tiractice. and that some Of the.letters were purposely leit unaatea. Air. iigan wrote whole letters himself. The bodies of the Parnell letters were all more or less written in a disguised hand, except In One letter dated Kilinain bam. ' The writing in the body of the fac simile letter is disguised, but the signature of Parnell is not Witness never heard that the letters were offered to other papers, but had heard that the documents had been offered to Lord Hartington before they were offered to the Times. Houston produced no voucher for the sums .paid. Six months were occupied in. inquiring if the documents were bona fide. Witness was convinced that the letters were genuine, and he thought that before the second reading of the Crimes Lbill would be a fitting time to show to thfe country the character of the men making themselves prominent in Irish affairs. The Commission at this point adjourned. DOMESTIC DISCOBD. Mrs. Church Relates Voxr She Came to Know. Marrlaeo Was a Failure She Was Bloch Astonished at Her Ilnsband's Queer Tmtc. rEFECIAL TU.XCBAX TO THE DISPATCH.1 Columbus, O., February 15. Mrs. Church, the plaintiff in the celebrated di vorce case, was on the stand this afternoon, which occasioned unusual, interest in the proceedings and called out another large audience of ladles; 'Several additional wit nesses were examined,during the forenoon as to the character and disposition.of Mrs. Church, and the. plaintiff occupied all the afternoon and her examination will be re- ' sumed Monday morning. She gave a de tailed history of their married life from the time of the' wedding, and itwas a story of domestic discord which is seldom heard. The principal point developed by Mrs. Church's testimony was the impecunious condition in which she found Colonel Church at the time of their marriage, he being in debt, about $1,000 and worth nothing, and also he had his mother to support She learned this by a consultation which they had as to' the future, and she at once began to economize, in order that they might gather some property, but she found later that Mr. Church was much more in debt than he had stated to her, and that he was a poor manager, and continually getting in debt deeper; that he'secured in the neigh borhood of 53,000 by a trade in a car coupler in which he had an interest, but he could never account for the money; that she had frequently given him money, and that he had failed to account, for 30 which had been left to their child, to be held by him in trust for her till it was 16. On the matter of Colonel Church's inti macy with the domestic, Teresa, Mrs. Church gave some very pointed information, and said that' she had frequently suspected their relations from what she heard, though she had never seen anything herself of a definite character. Qn this point she ex pressed surprise that a man of tbe.professed attainments and social standing he had 'should become smitten with" his own cook, under the roof whefe-hisVlifc lived. .'She also gave the' canters oftt letter .Uch 'Colonel (jKurcli had written her on one oc casion as lie was leaving" the city, in" which Tie vilified her in a scandalous manner. MAKE ROOM FOR JOHN JARRETT. Canned Goods Mnmifactnrcrs Want No Duty on Tin Plate, Chicago, February 15. At the meeting of the Canned Goods Association to-day William Boulter, ex-President of the Canadian packers, made a speech attracting particular attention. He wanted free tin plate, but he did not mean by that that he was in any sense in favor of free trade. After a great deal of discussion on tinplate and the tariff it was decided that the Chair man shonld select a Committee of Three, re porting at to-morrow's meeting, who are to go to Washington and do what they can with the Congressional Committee having in charge the tariff bill to get the tariff on tin removed. This is to apply also to cases exported and to all food products encased in tin and in tended for home consumption. The argu ment presented in favor of this was the statement that no tinplate was manufac tured in this country, and of that imported 87 percent was used in the manufacture of tin cans. The committee having under consideration the question of 'over-production, reported that they could devise no adequate'means of relief and a resolution was adopted that the association in no way restricted this year's pack. A HOBEIBLE CONFI&SION. The Woman Arrested at Charleston Owns Up to the Crime. rSPXCIAL TBLXOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.! Chableston, W. Va., February 15. .Last evening William K. Gevens was ar rested on a charge of being one of the par ties to the murder of Simon and Mrs. Rachel Wallace and the burning of the storeroom of Wallace & Kelly, on the night of August 16. Minnie Ford, alias Bodley, who was arrested on Wednesday, has made a full confession, which has been reduced to writ ing and is now in the hands of the prosecut ing attorney. He refuses to make her statement public, but says there is no doubt that he will be able to secure the conviction of the entire party of five who are now in jail. A YEEI SELECT GATHERING. Twenty-Nine of McAllister's 400 Greet "ftlinlster Phelps nt the Vandcrbllta'. (SPECIAL TELEURAM TO THB DISPATOH. New Yoke, February 15. Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Vanderbilt gave a dinner party to-night in honor of Edward J. Phelps, Minister to England, and Mrs. Phelps There were only 29 guests, and among them were Mr. and Mrs. Levi P. Morton, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Depew, Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Hewitt, Mr. William Astor, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt, Jtfr. Ward McAllister, Mr. H. Van Eenssaeler, Mrs. Elevens, Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Coster and Mi. and Mrs. Bailey. SMALLPOX AT COLUMBUS. The Discovery Creates n Panic at lb e Buck eye Capital. tSPECtAI. TELBOKA3J TO MI DISPATCH. 1 . Columbus, February 15. A case of smallpox was discovered in a block on thfe principal street of the city to-day. The vic tim is a widow. The State Board and local Board of Health at once removed her to the pesthouse, with the nurse, a girl who lived with her. The physicians say the varioloid is not thoroughly developed, yet, but have no doubt.of its genuine character. The citi zens are panicky over the discovery. SflRnSIS' SPP.RFT.Q oivm to lo-morrotd'a Dispatch by a bright young lady icho penetrated the sacred precinct of this fa mous woman's club. Readers should remember thatthiiU the Arstreport of a meettna of the Sorostsjever printed. ' 16, 1889. THET0UGHTT0KN0 r ' Tho Members of the Departing Cabi net Assert That This Was a TRULY MODEL ADMINISTRATION. Departments Are Purified, Business Meth ods Practiced and OUR RIGHTS ABROAD MAINTAINED. Cleveland Is the' Great and Only Leader of the Democratic rarty. Following the example of their chief, the members of Cleveland's Cabinet have ex pressed their views on' the work of the ad ministration. According to their ideas the civil service has been purified -and favorit ism abolished. The foundation for a new navy has been made. Cleveland has united the Democratic party on tarifl"reform,which is to be the issue of the future. Baltimore, February 15. The Sun will to-morrow publish a review of Presi dent Cleveland's administration, obtained from a series of interviews with members of his Cabinet. ,It fs mainly as follows: So perfect has been the harmony between the President and the members of his Cabi net that the absence of friction has given rise to the impression among some of those who are familiar with Mr. Cleveland's posi 'tiveness of character and his firm and de cided views upon every subject he has studied, that his rugged personality has dwarfed the various members of his official family, and reduced them to the condition of mere agents of his individual will aud pleasure. A very slight personal acquaintance with the several heads of the departments, and themost casual observation of their relations to the President will serve to convince any one not blinded by prejudice that this theory is untenable. Mr.- Cleveland' has not been content to let the various departments drift along in practical isolation from the Chief Executive's supervision. iie -watched them. Animated by a high sense of his responsi bility to the people, he has-kept himself fully informed as to what was going on in every branch of the executive administra tion, and has undoubtedly impressed his.in dividuality upon all the departments. At the same time he has refrained from all un necessary interference with this or that branch of the service, and has given the in dividual members of his' administration free scope for the exercise of their abilities and energies. The true secret of the absence of jeal ousies and dissensions, and of efforts to ad vance mere individual interests or preten sions among the Cabinet officers, is to be found in the fact that one and all have been actuated by the spirit which has dominated Mr. Cleveland's course: that of subordina ting personal considerations to the desire to: give . the country an administration- of highest grade. A prominent leader of the Democratio partyt and a warm admirer of Mr. Cleveland, said to the writer to-day: JpJTIBELY TJNSELriSH. I 'have' .had. opportunities of observing Mr. Cleveland, under a great variety of circum stances since he became President and I have yet to see the slightest indication of a desire to promote his personal interests. The American people ought to be Informed that in the opinion of those best qualified to judge, he has been actuated from first to last by a high patriotic sense of duty. The same thing may be said of every member of his Cabinet On the other hand it is not to be inferred that the President has at any tune lost sight of the fact that he was elevated to his pres ent position by Democratic votes. While he has endeavored to be President of the whole people, he has been mindful all along that this is a government of parties, and that the Democracy in electing him to the Presidency made him the official represen tative before the country of its principles and its purposes., In forcing upon the attention of the coun try the issue of tax reduction his zeal for the public welfare went hand in hand with his desire to secure for the Democratio party the credit of effecting this great reform. It may be assumed that his object was to give the party some higher motive than the mere greed for Office into which it seemed to be degenerating. THE PAEXI'S LEADER. It has been said that there has been no party leadership under the present admin istration, but leaving out of the account the bold and agressive course of Mr. Cleveland with reference to the tariff, it must be con ceded in view of the sudden . solidification of widely divergent elements as demon strated in the renomination of Mr. Cleve land by acclamation, and the almost unani mous passing of the Mills bill in the face of the open revolt of. the Bandall faction, the discontent evinced because of the civil service policy and the disappointment of thousands of office-seekers, that there was leadership somewhere. With a record of administrative capacity and honesty to which it may point with pride, the Democracy at the close of Mr. Cleveland's tenure of office finds itself the representative before the people of adminis trative economy, of determined opposition to sectionalism and encroachment upon the autonomy of individual States, and of dis crimination in favor of any race or class at the expense of the people as a whole, and the declared and recognized champion of the toiling masses as against the steady march of corporate and.monopolistic greed. A PUEIPIED AEMT. It has purified the army, replacing favor itism with justice and fair dealing to all, in the face of the most insidious and per sistent attempts to perpetuate the scandal ous methods oi former regimes. It has ren dered a similar service for the navy, and has made substantial progress in the face of enormous difficulties in the work of sup plying our sailors with serviceable ships and guns. Its management of the fiscal affairs of the country has been singularly able and con servative, and whatever the critics may as sert, it has maintained, the dignity of the country at borne and abroad. Could a party be in a'betteror stronger -position? If it ad heres to the lines laid down and consistently followed by this administration, is not its restoration to official tenure merely n ques tion of time? "The people will only begin to appreciate what the Cleveland administration has done for the country," said a gentleman high in the councils of the Democratic party, "after it has gone out of office and they realize the differences. To the South especially it has been a benedictionJn securing freedom from the irritating and. disturbing interferences which the country repudiated years ago. AN OLD LANDMARK GONE. Barnlng-ot the Old Ingle Hotel In Pike, N. T. Two Domestics Perish. tSPECTAL TILKOKAM TO THS DISr ATCH. Waesaw, N. Y., February 15. The old Eagle Hotel, a landmark at Pike, Wy oming county", burned this morning. Jen nie Mack, a domestic, and her niece Pearl failed to escape. A ladder was put up to their window only to find the room all in flames. . Ihe-Browhson block, adjoining, was also consumed. Total loss $8,000, well insured. DUDLEY NOT CLEA1ED, But the Grand Jnry Is Dismissed Without an Indictment Belnar Fonnd Asalnst Bim Over 100 Republi cans Indicted, f SrxCIAI. TXLEOBAM TO TOE DISrATCH. J INDIAN APOLIS, February 15. The United States grand jury came into court for what will undoubtedly be the last time, to-day, and presenting three additional in dictments, reported that it had no further business before it Judge Woods thereupon dismissed it with the thanks of the court, adding a saving clause to the effect that if occasion for its services again arose before May, when the next jury is drawn, the members would be notified to como together again. This was in accordance with the de sire of the prosecuting1 officials, who are still hopeful that something will turn up that will enable them to get an indictment against Dudley. The jury has been ,in session since the middle of. December, and has brought in 169 indictments, after examining about 1,000 witnesses. All but a half dozen of the indictments were for violations of the elec tion law, and it is alleged that without a single exception, the men indicted are Be pnblicans. A hundred or so arrests have already been made upon these indictments, aqd the only man of more than ordinary note brought in has been J. S. Capenter, elected from the Shelbyvilie district and unseated by the Democratic majority of the Senate on charges of open- and notorious bribery. The great majority of the prison ers thus far brought in are men of little or no prominence in their own communities, who have voted illegally or who have sworn in illegal votes. The prosecuting officers at present are' Solomon Claypool, who has been appointed ad interim, pending his confirmation as suc cessor to Sellers, resigned, and Leon O. Bailey, who has been Assistant District At torney for several years, and who has had almost entire charge of the election cases. He has 'announced that he intends to resign upon the 4th ot March, and it is said that Mi. Claypool will do the same thing. The Bepublicans allege that this is a scheme to throw upon the Bepublican successor the burden of prosecuting the election cases against members of their own party. Then if there is a failure to convict inmost of the cases the Democrats will claim that the Be publicans have conspired to defeat thel'ring mg to justice of the offenders. Local Be publicans are in favor of the retention in of fice of the present prosecuting officers until the election cases are disposed of, and are urging General Harrison to withholdthe appointment of their successors until those cases are finished. MURDER OF A JAPANESE MINISTER He Was Killed the Dar the Constitution Was Froclalniod. f FPECIAL TILEGIlAJt TO THE DISPATCH. 1 San Francisco, February 15. A private cablegram has been received from Tokio, announcing the assassination there of Viscount Arinori Mori, Minister of Edu cation. He was known in this country.having been Minister from Japan at Washington about 1680. Connt Mori was one of the most enlightened of Japanese statesmen. His death is considered a great loss to the progressive party in Japan. The cablegram gives only meager details of the crime. He was stabbed on thellth instant, the day of the promulgation of the new constitu tion. The assassin was a religions fanatic, and the crime is considered to have no po litical significance. His wounds were pro nounced, mortal, but he lingered sometime in 'great agony.- He was tatj excellent. En-, glish, .sdjolaf, and two tblnmesTthat 'he wrote in English,-"Japanese in.' America" and "Itesources of America" arc of value. It is noted as a peculiar fact that political changes an Japan have been marked by events of this character, and apparently have always been directed against avowed champions of progressive government. In 1874 Count Iwakura was stabbed, but not mortally wounded. Later, Okubo, once the Japanese minister to this country, was as sassinated. JUTE BAGGING PLATED OUT. The Pine Needle Substitute Shuts Up the Jute Mills Indefinitely. . SrECIAL TILZGHA1I TO THE DISFATCB.l Salem, Mass., February 15. Nevins jute bagging mills have shut down for an indefinite period, andjt is doubtful if they start up again. The ships chartered tocome to Salem with cargoes of jute this spring will be turned to New York by the Boston and New York pilots, who have been in structed to notify their commanders to make New York instead of Salem. The pine needle industry, it is said, is seriously cut ting into the jute bagging manufacture. By a newly patented process it is stated that nine needles can be prepared and spun in the same way as jute, making a stronger bagging at a much less cost In the process an oil is obtained from, the pine needles which brings a good price. MURDERED HIS UNCLE. A Prominent Virginia Politician Shoots n. Sleeping Man. Richmond, February 15. Information has been received here of a tragedy which occurred last night at Gloucester Court House. George Hughes was shot, while asleep, by his nephew, Josiah F. Boss, and instantly killed. Hughes was a wealthy Irishman, who settled at Gloucester 15 or 20 years ago. Boss is a prominent Bepublican politician, and once represented the county in the Legislature. The cause of the deed is shrouded in mystery. Boss confesses to the shooting, but is silent as to its cause. Both men were formerly of New York. TROUBLE FOR THE RED MEN. An Alleged Discovery of Gold la the Indian Territory. Gainesville, Tjx, February 15. Ex citement is mnninz high at Pnrcell, Ind. T., over the recent discovery of a number of old placer mines'two miles east of Pnrcell, in the Choctaw Nation, among the hills along the South Canadian river. These mines had been worked in past ages, as shown by various evidences. Miners went to work yesterday, and after a few hours' labor succeeded in making some valuable discoveries, and by night had taken out a large amount of gold. CALLED WHILE ON DUTL A Pbvslcinn Dies us He Is Feeling the Poise of a Pat leaf. rSFECIAI. TELEOKAM TO THZ DIBPATCH.l Boston, February 15. Dr. J. B. Taylor, of East Cambridge, died at the bedside of a patient to-day. He was apparently in the best of health when he entered the house, but while feeling of the patient's pulse he fell dead upon the bed. Deceased was for years the surgeon and attending, physician at the Middlesex county jail. CLEVELAND TO BE CALLED To Testify In the Cnso of the Pan Electric Company Against Garland. Washington, February 15. The Star to-night says that the complainant, Dr. Eogers,-in the Pan Electric case of Eogers against Garland, intends to summon Presi dent Cleveland, after the 4th of March, to testifyas to statements In regard to the Pan Electric Company alleged to have been made to the President by Mr- Garland; Casey Young, Senator Harris and others. & E OENTS OMFLAnATHESEA. General Harrison' &, ned to Re store the -Stars v ipes to THE SHIPPING OP THE WOULD. No Definite Response is Elicited From the President-Elect. AN ANTI-MONOPOLIST ALSO VISITS HDL The Kind of CItII Serrice Eefonn He Befleies In is the Chinese. General Harrison is asked by the Ameri can Shipping and Industrial League tore store the American flag to the shipping of the world. He listens to the delegation pa tiently, and says nothing committaL An anti-monopolist calls on the President-elect He also secures nothing tangible in the way of a promise. It is said that Tom Piatt wouldn't go into the Cabinet if asked, as he and the President-elect differ on a vital 'matter the latter declaring he will not let any appointments go out of his hands. rSPECIAL. TXLXOBAU TO THZ DISPATCH.1 Indianapolis, February 15. General Harrison was to-day formally petitioned to restore the American flag to the shipping of the world. The petition was presented by a committee from the American Shipping and Industrial League, an organization made' up of men who hope to get the jof of building the ships and pocketing the subsi dies by which the aforesaid flag is to be mada to wave once more over the oceans. Andrew Wheeler, who has large commer cial interests in Philadelphia; George A. Kelly, who represents Pittsburg and its iron for ships, and ex-Congressman H. D. Money, formerly from Mississippi and now a lawyer at Washington, were, the only members .of the committee that reported for duty. Ambrose Snow and William H. Webb, of New York, and several other business men from other parts of the coun try were included in the committee, which was appointed at the recent annual meeting of the league at Washington.but they didn't appear to-day. The committee had a long set of resolu tions which it took up to General Harrison this afternoon and unloaded upon the library table, which has since November creaked daily beneath its load of similar documents. The gist ot the resolutions was as follows: CBEED OF THE LEAGUE. The commerce of the United States should be largely with Central and South America, the West Indies and Australia. From these countries the United States is practically ex cluded because of the lack of shipping facilities; again, since the nation which furnishes the ships virtually controls the commerce, if the United States will become a great commercial nation American products must be carried abroad In American ships; further, the decay of American Commerce has injured all industries by taking the immense freights, which are al ways cash, out of the country. In view of thcsQ' important considerations, the leagne resolved that a merchant marine is absolutely essential to the maritime interests'ol the na tion;' that the present wonderful industrial d velopment of) the' South, added to that ot the North, will soon enable the United States to' compete With the world; that Cdngress'be urgrd to adopt measures for building up the ' marine; that a-tonnage bill will aid in that de velopment; that coast defenses and an efficient navy are necessary to the proper defense and security of commercial Interests; that prudent measures for the improvement of rivers and harbors shonld be taken without delay; that the mail to foreign ports shonld be carried in American ships, both to insure speed and effi ciency and for the purpose of carrying the flag to every part of the world, and so arousing and compelling respect among foreign nations; and lastly, that the naval reserve bill, now before Congress, is indorsed by the league. The committee came away expressing very much pleasure with the manner in which it had been received, but admitted that General Harrison's remarks upon the subject as to which they had come to talk with him had been exceedingly meager. John F. Henry, of New York, also called upon the President-elect to-day. Mr. Henry's specialty is not shipping, but anti-monopoly. He is one of Mr. Thurber's associates in upholding the "down-with-monopoly" flag wherever there is a chance to get it waving. He had a short conversa tion with General Harrison, and says that he obtained no positive peomises, but that he is encouraged to hope great things from the next administration for tho opponents of monopoly. A more significant caller was Lucius B. Swift, President of the Indiana Civil Service Beform Association, who spent some time with tne President-elect, 'mere is no longer any doubt that General Harri son is coming out strong for civil service reform, after the Chinese method, in his in augural message. It is believed here that all Cabinet propo sitions sent out by General Harrison were accompanied by information that General Harrison proposed to keep the matter of ap pointments entirely in his own charge, and it is supposed that it was to this fact that Mr. Piatt referred in a recent interview when he said, as reported, that he did not think that he cares to go into the Cabinet after all, becanse he and General Harrison didn't agree upon some matters of public , polioy. It was from Mr. Blaine that Mr. Piatt probably got that information, at the recent conference between the two at Wash ington, for it was just after that conference that he made the remark quoted. The Southern delegates to-day have been W. A Murray, the Tennessee member of the Bepublican National Committee; the Bev. E. W. Thompson, a Presbyterian min ister of Lebanon, Ky., and Dr. J. J. Mott, of North Carolina. They all wanted to talk Southern politics with the President elect, and did so to the extent of about tea minutes altogether. General Harrison has got to cutting off very quickly conversations about subjects that make him tired. THIS MAI BE KENKA'S DAT. Bis Friends Assert That Carr Will Now Vote for Blm. rsrxcux, txuobax to thx dispatch.: Chableston, W. Va., February 15. To-day's session of the joint assembly was an interesting one, Carr and Kirk, two of the Union Labor members casting their votes for Nathan Goff and Harr, the other Laborite, voting for Kenna. As hereto fore the Bepublican vote was cast solidly for Goff, the Democrats all voting for Kenna with the exception of Dorr, who in both ballots voted for W. T. Ice. The re sult of the ballot was: Goff 42, Kenna 42, Ice 1; necessary to a choice, 43. It is asserted by Kenna's friends that Carr to-mOrrow will vote for Kenna, and thus secure his election. In explaining his vote to-day, he said, that hereafter his vote would be cast toward the end of securing an election, consequently this position bears the color of probability. Secretary Falrcblld's Father Dead. TJtica, N. Y., February 15. Hon. Sid ney T. Falrchild, father of the Secretary of the Treasury, died at hisjhome in Cazenovia to-dav. TUC UTART and it functions is the I lib ntLAn I .title of an interettina paper furnished to-morrovfs Dispatch by Dr. jlammond, the celebrated Jfew Xork phy sician.. The jJo&or tail contrunae a serves of papers for the Sunday issue of Tun Dispatch, which all in natch of health should watch far. i: -jfltP i.t ,:..,.