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will be commenced in
issue of "The Dis
patch. Read the
opening chapter?.
General Harrison and Party
Reach Washington Without
Serious Accident
Almost the Only Thing to
Destroy the Monotony
of the Jonrney
i Very Few Stops at Stations Where
Were Always large and
Ifoisy Crowds.
-SeveralThousand People Sadly Disappoint
ed at the Main Depot in the
Capital City.
General Harrison has reached Washing
ton, ready for inauguration on Monday as
President of the United States. The trip
from Pittsburg to Washington was almost
without incident Atone point tile engine
and baggage car separated from the rest of
the train, but no damage resulted. At
Harrishurg the President-elect tried to
speak to members of the Legislature, but
found it impossible to be heard, on account
of the noise. The General avoided the
large crowd at Washington by getting off
at a freight station. Almost his first caller
in the Capital was Mr. Blaine. The Har
rison party are nicely quartered at the
Johnson Hotel Annex.
Washington, February 26. General
Bsnjamin Harrison, President-elect of these
United States and leader, more or less, of
the Bepnblican party of the nation, arrived
in Washington at 2:30 o'clock this after
noon, upon the most elegant special train
ever made np in the country, but as quietly
and almost as unnoticed as two years ago,
oneB. Harrison, after a single .uneventful
. term as a member of the United States Sen
ate, left Washington in a single section of a
very ordinary sleeper on a regular train, on
his way back to a fair country law practice
and an exceedingly dubious political future
in the city of Indianapolis.
There was this difference, however, be
tween the arrival to-day and the departure
two years ago: Then not half a dozen souls
in the city of Washington cared a conti
nental that B. Harrison was leaving or
whether he ever came back again, while to
day thousands wanted to welcome General
Ben Harrison at the place where it was
supposed that he would leave the train, and
there was not a street along which his car
riage passed upon its way to the hotel that
was not
Gay With Preparation
already far advanced for the accommodation
or delectation of the thousand other
thousands, who will, in a few days more,
spend dollars, energy and I ungs in making
him understand that, for one day at any
rate, he is the American people's own and
only greatest show on earth.
That General Harrison arrived here at
all to-day, safe and sound, was due, in a
measure, to the fact that at a certain point
upon the Pennsylvania Railroad, east of
Pittsburg and west of Altoona there is an
up grade instead of a down one for trains
coming east About 4 o'clock this morn
ing, when his special train, that had left
Pittsburg over half an hour late, had run
so fast that 27 minutes had already been
made up, parted company with itself at a
point immediately between the baggage car
and the lolanthe, in which were the news
papermen. Thereleased engineand baggage
car sprang ahead into the night like a mam
moth hound let out of leash.
Hunting for the Train.
In an instant the engineer had thrown
his reverse lever, and the passengers,
awakened by the slight shock of the parting
of the coupling, could hear the huge iren
beast giving the short, gasping puffs that
locomotives will, when the force of mo
mentum is urging them one way, and the
power of steam is trying to make them go
the other.
In the natural order of things the air
brakes upon the left behind portion of the
train should have taken an iron grip upon
the wheels the moment the coupling parted.
The cars would have stopped in not mnch
more than their own length, and the engi
neer, cautiously backing up his engine and
baggage car, would have found them stand
ing still and waiting to be coupled on. This
time, however, for the reason that
the brakes failed to hold as they
should have done, the cars rushed on with
almost as much speed as thereleased engine.
Only on Unpleasant bbock.
If it had been a down grade the cars
would have gone faster than the engine,
and when the locomotive and bacgage car
.came nosing along backward to look lor the
pears there would hare been a collision that
"bvould have mixed President, babies and
"newspaper men up in an unpleasant Sud
perhaps unhealthy mess. The accident,
having taken place on an up-grade, how
- ever, the momentum of the cars was nearly
overcome when the baggage car and loco
J" motive got back to them, and the two
, chocks that followed, while disagreeable to
experience in the middle of the night in a
narrow sleeping car berth, were not danger
ous, except to the glassware in the cars, a
few pieces of which were smashed, and to
'the nerves of the lady passengers, r hich
were thoroughly upset for the rest of the
"" The actual delay from the accident was
,sot over fire minutes. The railroad men
W J A M - I f
story of pU
explained the affair by saying that the
lolanthe was built so high that the coup
ling did not hook on as far as it should have
done, so that the train, going at the high
rate of speed, passed over an unusually un
even spot in the roadbed, the jolt brought it
out of the coupling.
The Scenes at Wayside Stations.
Aside from this the night's ride was un
eventful Up to midnight there was a little
crowd at every station along the road, and
although the train didn't stop anywhere,
the passengers could tell where the stations
were by hearing the wild whoop that went
up whenever the train passed one. Occa
sionally even that late there would be fire
works and bonfires at little stations.
From midnight to 4 o'clock about the only
salutes the train received were from the
wavings, once on every mile of the route, of
the lanterns of the track walkers who pa
trolled the track from dusk till the train
passed, inspecting every switcn, crossing
and rail as carefully as though their own
lives depended upon it instead of the safety
if a man they had never seen before, proba
bly would never see again, and against
whom most of them had cast a vote a few
months ago. They were loyal to the road,
however, and there wasn't one of them, from
Columbus to Altoona, that didn't, as the
train passed, wave his lantern like mad and
yell "Hurool" in honor of the road's dis
tinguished passenger.
A Bis Crowd at Altoona.
The first large crowd of the day was at
Altoona, which was reached at abont 7
o'clock. To avoid the delay that had been
found to be inseparable from a stop in a
crowded station, the'railroad men had the
new engine that was to be put on here run
out of town a ways to meet the train, and
the exchange being made the train merely
slowed up in passing the station, and the
people had just time for one good .howl be
fore the President-elect was beyond hear
ing. General Harrison hadn't arisen at
that hour, so that the howl did little good
to anybody.
After that there was the usual crowd at
every station, but nothing out ot the ordi
nary until Harrishurg was reached. During
these hours breakfast was served in the
lolanthe and General Harrison's car, and
there was a general exchange of visits. The
breakfast table of the newspaper men was
graced with a big bouquet of rare flowers
sent in with the compliments of Mrs. Har
rison, and afterward Mrs. Harrison herself
spent some time in the car, and the General
made a little call, while Mrs. McKee spent
a good part of the morning listening to
Partner Miller and several veterans of the
press swap stories about the great West.
Not Exactly Like Being at Home.
General and Mrs. Harrison professed to
have borne the night's ride exceedingly
well, but Mrs. Harrison admitted that "it
wasn't like a home bed, yon know," and
the President-elect was unmistakably de
pressed. The younger members of the
family, even down to the three babies,
showed no signs of fatigue.
At Harrishurg there was a great crowd
in the station and a deal of hurrahing and
jumping about during the minute that the
train waited. General Harrison received a
committee ot the Legislature that asked
him if he wouldn't stop off and take a ride
about the city or something with them, but
he said he conldn't interfere with the ar
rangements of the railroad men. He also
made a little speech to the crowd, as fol
lows: Mt Friends I want to thank yon for this
friendly demonstration. The State of Penn
sylvania has an especial interest to me among
the States. Not many miles from here, in one
of your beautiful valleys, near the town of
Mercersburc, was my mother's birthplace. I
am glad this morning to receive at tbe hands
of my fellow-citizens of Pennsylvania this cor
dial greeting. It is very pleasant to know that
I shall carry with me to Washington the good
wishes of so many people. Cheers. I thank
yon again for your friendliness, and will beg
you to excuse the attempt to speak further in
the midst of so much confusion. Prolonged
Scenes at the Stations Between Ilarrlsbnrs
nnd Washington A Quiet Entry Into
the Capital A Larue Crowd
Sadly Disappointed.
Mrs. Eaton, General Harrison's sister,
left the train at Harrishurg. After the
train had crossed the river at Harrishurg
and had been switched on to the Northern
Central tracks, the 14-year-old son of Gov
ernor Beaver won fame for himself by suc
ceeding in getting a photograph of the
train. F He was seen by people on the train
running like mad to get to the spot where it
would stop for a moment in time to spring
his camera upon it, and General Harrison
becoming interested in the race, ordered the
train to be held, and taking Mrs. Harrison
and the babies along, went out upon the
platform and planted himself, so to speak,
in the way that he thought would make the
best picture. The breathless lad set 'down
his camera and got the picture, while the
General acknowledged his pantomimically
expressed thanks, and the train moved on.
Through South Pennsylvania and Mary
land to Baltimore there were few large sta
tions, and no great enthusiasm, but all the
farmers and townspeople seemed to have
heard of the coming of the train, and were
on hand to see it go by. At York the fac
tories blew a clamorous greeting from their
whistles, and the tracks were lined with
working people, who waved their hats, their
apronsand, in some cases, their skirts, as
the train went by.
Iilke a Swarm of Bees.
The crowd at Baltimore had been kept be
hind the station gates, and when the train
arrived they clang about the fences, stair
ways, overhead bridges and other points of
vantage like a swarming lot of bees. When
the train was in the station the bar were let
down, and the people streamed in with a
rush. The'Cars had to be shifted about for
the trip thence to Washington, however, and
there was little opportunity for the General
to show himself to the people. When they
did catch glimpses of him they howled de
lightedly, and when two of the babies were
held up to the windows, smiling and bowing
and making believe to throw flowers that
they pulled from the bouquets about, the
crowd couldn't find lungs enough to express
Prom Baltimore toJWashlngton was, com
pared with the rest of the trip, a journey
through a desert, and at the few small sta
tions there were no manifestations of note.
The last meals on the cars were served an
hour before Washington was reached, and
the rest of the time was spent in gathering
together the personal belongings ot the CO
odd folks on the train.
lie GItcs a Crowd the Slip.
It was known that there wonld be a great
crowd at the station in Washington to meet
him. so General Harrison had acceded to a
suggestion telegraphed by the Inauguration
Committee, to have carriages wait for the
party at the corner of Maryland avenue and
Ninth street, where there is a freight sta
tion. No news of this arrangement leaked
out, and while Washington people by the
thousand packed the station and the streets
in the neighborhood from 2 o'clock until
alter tbe General was tafely at his hotel,
there were not over a hundred persons at
the freight station to see the party disem
bark. They were attracted by the unusual
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spectacle of so many carriages gathering at
snch an out-of-the-way spot.
General Williams, of the Inauguration
Committee, had charge of the arrangements,
and with his aid the whole party was got off
of the train and into the carriages in a few
minutes. At 10 minutes before 3 o'clock
the first of the carriages drove up before the
entrance to the Johnson House annex to the
Arlington. There was a crowd of two or three
hundred people about as General Britton
stepped out first, followed by Mrs. Harri
son. The General Appears for a Moment.
Young Benjamin Harrison McKee was
then handed out, and the crowd began a
murmur, which broke into applause as
General Harrison himself appeared. He
Eaused on the stepping stone and bowed
oth ways to the crowd, which, thereby
made certain there was no mistake, cheered
again, and so long that when he reached the
hotel door the President-elect turned again
and bowed. The rest of the party arrived
within a few minutes, and was soon settled
in the fine suite of rooms that had been set
apart as the branch of the White House
until the regular building is available. The
quarters of the party are as already de
scribed in The Dispatch, except that in
addition to the rooms on the second and
third floors the large parlor on the first floor
has been set apart as a business office, and
Private Secretary Halford and Stenograph
er Tibbotts installed there.
No pleasanter location for the Presidental
quarters could have been chosen, as the
JamUyhas all the privacy that they could
get in a house of their own. Sergeant Bins
more, who kept watch and ward at the
White House through so many years of Ue
publican rule, has been
Brought Down From Vermont
by Manager Bennett, of the Arlington, for
service as doorkeeper at the entrance to the
Harrison suite. Men whom he does not
know peisonally and they are few he
finds ont about before he admits them to
that part of the hotel. Beside this, a sep
arate force of 'servants is set apart for the
Harrison party. Two bellboys, two waiters,
a fireman and a number of other servants
have been detailed especially to wait upon
the President-elect and his family, so there
maybe less risk of annoyance from the
stupidity or misunderstandings of different
servants sent every time the bell rings.
The suite includes a handsomely appointed
dining room, in which meals, made up as
nearly as possible to suit the tastes of the
party, are served. Mrs. Harrison says that
she is charmed with the homelike way in
which they are settled down. Manager
Bennett has a theory ttat the last thing in
the world that a realty great man and His
family want is to have a fuss made over
them, and as he considers General Harrison
a really great man, he has tried to arrange
everything so there shall be no overnumer
osity ot servants or officiousness of other sort
to worry the party.
No Chance in Its Composition Dnrlnc the
General's Trip East Blaine Almost
the First CallerOthers Who
Dropped in Dnrlnc
the Day.
General Harrison got here with his Cabi
net unmashed, and it still retains its in
tegrity, but to-morrow the music will begin,
and nobody can tell what will happen.
There will be a grand kick all along the
line, from Windom down, by the disap
pointed ones of all factions, and from every
section of the country, and the famous back
bone which General Harrison apparently
did not exercise to any great extent in
making up the Cabinet will have a splendid
chance to vindicate its reputation for
rigidity by keeping the Cabinet as it has
been made.
The most influential assault seems likely
to be upon Windom, but as Windom also
has the most influential backing, the extra
pressure against him will count for nothing.
Of course, if by any chance Windom should
go, the whole slate would be smashed. It is
said on the best authority to-night that
General Harrison is determined not to give
way in this matter, and that whatever com
promising and fixing up' is to be done in re
gard to the Cabinet will have to be based
upon the place that has been left open, the
Navy Department, and probably, also, upon
the Agricultural Department, which seems
to be lying around loose.
Anxiety Abont Warner Miller.
It is understood now that General Har
rison does not want to give Warner Miller
a chance to reject the hayseed department
with scorn, but at the same time is anxious
that he shall have it, and that tbe uncer
tainty as to the department arises frm a
desire on General Harrison's part to know
beforehand what sort ot a reception a tender
of it to Miller will receive. Senator Palmer
will almost certainlyget the place, if Miller
does not, althongh he is the reverse of anx
ious for it. There is very strong talk of
Proctor for the Navy Department, but the
chances still are that JNew xork can get that
department if any sort of an agreement be
tween the leaders can be reached. Some of
Alger's friends are saying that he is yet a
possibility, but they probably don't know
what they are talking about. There is more
probability in the talk that Eusk may be
dropped and the Wat Department come
east. That arrangement is among the prob
abilities if Palmer goes into the Agricul
tural Department
Blaine a Very Early Caller.
Almost the first person to call upon the
Harrisons was James G. Blaine. He was in
the office of the hotel soon after the party
arrived. He was met by Bussell Harrison,
with whom he went at once to the rooms of
the President-elect. . He remained some
time, but had only a short talk with the
General, most of the time being passed in
chat with different members of the family.
Other 'early callers were the Senate Commit
tee upon Inauguration, consisting of Sena
tors Hoar, Cuilomand Cockrell, who had a
short conference with the President-elect in
reterence to inauguration matters.
Senator and Mrs. Hiscock called later in
the day, and chatted with the ladies of 'the
family. To impress the call upon Mrs.
Hiscock's memory, a valoable diamond be
came unfastened from qne of her rings while
she was there, and at last accounts had not
yet been found,
During the evening General Harrison
suffered a prolonged visit from Senator
Evarts. Senator Dolph, of Oregon, called
during the afternoon. Other callers were
Colonel and Mrs. John Hay, Mr. and Mrs.
Henry C. Bowen and Miss Bowen, Chief
Medical Purveyor Baxter, Major General
John M. Schofield, ex-Postmaster General
James, Congressman Coggswell, of Massa
chusetts, and H. O. Armour, of New York.
nigh Jinks by too Little Ones.
' The two little McKees and the two little
Harrisons were quite the features of the
house, after they had once got their feet
used to standing upon firm jjround again.
Young Benjamin had been talking abont
his coming trip upon the "choo-choo" for
six weeks past, but 'he cot enongh ot it
before it was over. Both he and his sister,
as soon as they felt the solid floor under
their feet, began to play "Pass in the cor
ner" and sing "Marching Through
Georgia," the only song they know, until
the doors had to be shut for fear their noise
would disturb other people in the house.
No social programme for the family has
yet been arranged beyond the formal calls
back and forth between the retiring and in
coming Presidents that official etiquette
makes necessary. .The only entertainment
that the ladies have yet agreed to attend is
a tea arranged for them some time ago by
Mrs. Captain Burke, to-morrow afternoon,
at 4 o'clock.
Tuo Slorlons to ArriTo To-Day. .
Vice President-elect Morton and his fami-
Continued on Sixth Fage.
The Opponent of Sir John Macdonali
Shouts For the Eagle Bird and t
The Tory Policy of Retaliation Denounced
and a Strong Plea Made For
The Startled Premier Defends Himself in a Speech
Fall of Buncombe.
The Canadians are waking, up. The lead
er of the Opposition yesterday jumped on
Sir John Macdonald with both feet. He
forcibly pointed out the fallacy of the anti
Yankee sentiment fostered by the Ministry,
and told the Commoners Ijpw Uncle Sam
could hit back and hurt Canada. Sir John
defended himself as best he could. It was
American day in Canada's Parliamcnt,and
will undoubtedly create a stir on both sides
of the lakes.
Ottawa, Ont., February 26. In the
House of Commons, this afternoon, the
Hon. Mr. Laurier, leader of the opposition,
in a brilliant speech moved this sweeping
resolution :
That in view of the rejection by the Senate
of the United States of the Washington treaty
oflSSS, and the unfortunate and regretable
differences existing between Canada and the
United States on the fishery question, this
House is of opinion that steps should be taken
at an early day by the Government of Canada
"for a satisfactory adjustment of sach differ
ences and the securing of unrestricted freedom
in tbe trade relations of the two countries; and
that in any negotiations entered upon for such
purpose Canada snould be directly represented
by some one nominated by its Government.
That In the meantime, and to prevent such
negotiations being unfavorably entered upon
and to afford evidence of the anxious desire of
Canada to promote good feeling and remove
all possible subjects of controversy, this Honse
is of opinion that the modus tivendi proposed
on behalf of the British Government to the
United States, with respect to fisheries, should
be continued in operation during the ensuing
fishing season.
In moving the resolntion, Mr. Laurier
said he had viewed with regret the apathy
the Government had manifested concerning
the friendly relations which should exist
between Canada and the United States.
The indifference shown was criminal, and
without regard to consequences as to how
Canadian interests might be imperiled.
xneynaa pursued tneir
toward the people of the United States,
which, if continued, must work disastrously
to the welfare of the Dominion. At this
very moment there was an act in the United
States which, if carried into effect, would
shnt off commercial intercourse between tbe
United States and Canada, and would pre
cipitate the country into a commercial war,
which might ultimately end in more disas
trous results. Not only would the ports of
the United States be closed against Canadi
an vessels, bnt Canadian goods would be
excluded from the United States markets.
The effect of such exclusion might be esti
mated from tbe fact that last year Canada
found a market fpr upward ot $40,000,000
worth of her products in the neighboring
To the unfriendly treatment of the North
and the strong sympathy which had been
shown toward the South during the Ameri
can war had been largely attributed the
refusal of the United States to renew the
treaty of 1851. The 12 years which pi eceded
the abrogation of this treaty, he held, was
the most prosperous era in the history of
Canada. He was proud to say he was a
Canadian, but if he were a member of the
American Congress he would ask the ques
tion: "What have the people of the United
States done toward Canada that they should
show a marked policy of unfriendliness
and aggression toward us?" The Govern
ment nad from the first, he contended,
wrongly interpreted the treaty of 1818, and
no more unwarrantable charge of
could be directed against them than the
manner in which they had dealt with
American fishermen. They had been driven
from our shores and forced to sea when in
distress, and the demands of nature said
they should be permitted to secure shelter
in our ports. The narrowest possible con
struction had been placed upon the treaty,
while their vessels had been Seized for some
trivial infraction of the custom laws.
He knew he would bring down the indig
nation of the Conservative par.ty and press
upon his head for daring to arraign the
Government, yet he cared not for the Gov
ernment or the opinions of those who might
differ from him, so long as he knew he had
done his duty, although the Tories had
always considered it treasonable aud dis
loyal to attack tbe ministry. The Ameri
can people had been driven to rebellion to
seenre tneir independence against the op
pression they suffered at the hands of a
tyrannical Conservative Government which
controlled public affairs in England at that
time, and it was in the patns'of this Tory
Government that the Tory administration
now in power in Canada were following.
Sir John MacDonald replied to Laurier
in a long defense of the Government's
action, which he contended had been most
friendly toward the United States through
out. President Cleveland and the United
States Congress in sanctioning the treaty
negotiated last year had admitted the
justice of Canada's contention in the fishery
question, and the interpretations the Do
minion Government had placed upon the
treaty of 1818. American fishermen in ac
cepting the modus vivendi and paying now
for the privileges it gives, which they con
tended were heretofore their rights, also ad
mitted that Canada had not claimed any
more than tne treaty gave ner.
He charged the Liberal party with now
raising a discussion, which snould have
been avoided at the present moment, on
the eve of an administration coming into
power at Washington whose policy toward
Canada had not yet been declared. The
resolution proposed by this honor
able friend was a practical admis
sion that Canada's contention had been
wrong throughout, which must militate
against the possibility of securing any satis
factory settlement of the matters of contro
versy now pending between 'the two coun
tries. He did not fear retaliation. " Al
though threats in that direction had been
made, it was a two-edged sword and would
cut both ways. On the other hand, he had
every reason for believing that the
new administration would not be hostile to
Canada, and the matters of difference would
be amicably settled at an early date. If
Canada was to obtain1 any concession from
the United States it was not to be secured by
Canadians humiliating themselves, but by
standing up for their dignity and rights.
"The Liberal party, he said, "had urged
that the modus vivendi be continued for
another year. What would be our position
if, after we bad extended this privilege to
American fishermen a position from
which we could not recede President Har-
jison should say that he would enforce the
provisions of the non-intercourse bill? We
would be excluded from all commercial in
tercourse with the United States. Their
ports would be closed against our Vessels
and their markets against our products,
FEBRUARY 27, 1889,
while their fishermen would enjoy all the
privileges in our ports the modus vivendi
In concluding and announcing his inten
tion of opposing the resolution, he said that
the Government wonld not declare their
gilicy until they learned what President
arrjson intended doing. He believed that
every true Canadian would denounce the
resolution as one of humiliation, and calcu
lated to hinder the early settlement of the
Questions in dispute between Canada and
the United States, and the negotiation of a
treaty bywhich commercial relations may
be extended between the two countries.
He Writes a Very Vigorous Open letter to
JUurnt Halstead He Was Nat a
Traitor to Sherman at Chi-
cngo An Explanation.
Cincinnati, February 26. The follow
ing is an abstract of a letter from Governor
J. B. Foraker to Murat Halstead, of the
Commercial Gazette, drawn out by a card of
"Mr. Halstead's, printed to-day, giving the
history of the Ohio delegation at
rthe Chicago Convention, in respect to
its adherence to Senator Sherman. jho let
ter begins as follows:
M. Halstead, Esq., Cincinnati, O.:
Deab Sm I have just read your editorial
in to-day's Cincinnati Commercial Gazette,
also the Eckel letter. I do not see any par
ticular point to the letter. 1 might
say with respect to it, however, that
I never had any formal inter
view with anybody at Chicago. I talked
freely to all who came to my room or addressed
me elsewhere. I bad no secrets abont the
matter to which it relates, to keep from any
body at any time. Mr. Eckel's inter
view, in so far as he had one, was
"written by him after he had talked
with me, but it was in his languagp,
and not mine. He simply ran together the re
salts of a conversation, most of which was In
response to interrogations addressed to me by
him. With that explanation I have no objec
tions to the interview and never made any. In
other words, I objected to it only as inaccurate,
but the statement that I denied it is not true.
With these explanations made, let me add
that I had but little hope for the nomination of
Mr. Sherman at any time after the first
ballot was taken. I was led by tbe state
ments of Mr. Sherman, Mr. Hanna and
others, to expect a much larger vote. The dis
appointment shook my faith considerably, bnt
what was more unfavorable to bis chances, in
my judgment, than simply the number of his
votes, was tbe fact that he bad no support
whatever outside of the South, except
only OhiOj a part of Pennsylvania and a few
votes in Now England. Not a solitary vote
from any donbttul State. Moreover, it wa3
well known that there was no disposition on the
part of tbe delegates from the other Northern
States to come to us. Notwithstanding this,
I kept my fears astto the ultimate result to
myself, and encouraged every one, as well as I
could, to hope for success until after we ad-
journea satnraay morning, tne 22a.
The letter contains .2,000 words. It goes
on to explain at length the situation of the
Ohio delegation on the Saturday night of
June 23, saying that he appealed to every
one who came to him to stand fast for Sher
man, until after a break should come or
the character might be developed but that
if a manifest break should come, showing it
impossible to nominate Sherman, he would
not only not be averse to Ohio delegates vot
ing for Blaine, bnt would insist that they
should do so, giving him a solid vote. Tins
satisfied the restless delegates.
Only a Few Hoars Believed to Separata Her
From tho Grave.
Attica, N. Y., February 26. Mrs.
Emma Althouse, the famous sleeper, has
been in a condition bordering on death to
day. She awoke yesterday afternoon, after
sleeping JLlj days. Since then her pulse
has been Very quick but feeble, "her temper
ature unnatural,and her muscles motionless.
Attempts to nourishJier failed, her body
seems almost bloodless, and in her frequent
faints it has been almost impossible to tell
whether or not she was quietly passing
away. Although she has several times
been expected to die, her condition is now so
precarious thatit seems improbable that her
vitality will last beyond a few hours. A
report of her death' is denied, but visitors
to the house found the sister very despon
dent. Although no accurate record of the dura
tion of the woman's first trance was kept,
from other sources it is figured that during
the last yearand a half she has slept 470
days and nights. During that time the
nonrishment taken wonld last a well person
only a few days, and she has not removed
from the bed. Lately when awake she has
been able only to move her eyes, and even
whispering was impossible.
Tho Company Will Havo to Answer tho
Government Suit;
Boston, February 26. In the United
States Circuit Court Alexander Graham
Bell has filed a plea and answer to the suit
brought against him and the American Bell
Telephone Company by the United States
to annul the patent alleged to have been
procured by him by fraud. Tbe plea is a
denial of fraud and the argument against a
further trial is that the matter has already
been through the courts and decided.
The answers filed by Bell and the com
pany claim Bell is the original and sole in
ventor of the patent. In the SupremeCourt
it was decided that the defendants must an
swer to the suit.
He Will bo Secretary, of the Treasury In
Harrison's Cabinet.
Baltimobe, February 26. Hon. Will
iam Windom, ex-Secretary of the Treasury,
spent to-night in Baltimore, as the guest of
his old friend, Mr. John S, Gilman. To
night he was closeted for some hours with
Hon. Stephen G. Elkins, Hon Henry G..
Davis and others.
After the conference one of the gentlemen
announced to a reporter of The American
that Mr, Windom had been tendered and
had accepted the position of Secretary of
the Treasury in Gederal Harrison's Cabinet.
He will go to Washington to-morrow morn
Tho Terrible Results of nn Epidemic Caused
by Fish Offal.
Cheyboyoan, Mich., February 26.
The victims of the cholera epidemic last fall
in Presque Isle county are said to have lost
complete control of their legs and the lower
portion of their bodies, and but few can
nobble around on crutches. In some cases
one leg is shorter than the other, and they
are maimed in other ways for life.
The cause of the epidemic is now known
to have been poison from decaying fish of
fal, near Hammond's Bay, deposited there
by the fishermen in that vicinity. An in
vestigation will be made in the spring.
Tho Corporal Thinks He Will bo Commis
sioner of Pensions.
Chicago, February 26. Corporal James
Tanner, member of the G. Am. National
Pension Board, said in an interview here
to-night that he is a candidate for the posi
tion of Pension Commissioner, now occupied
by General John C. Black.
Corporal Tanner added that "a friend of
mine, who is very close to General Harri
son, wrote me to-day that he thought my
appointment certain," The Corporal toot
a prominent part in the Indiana campaign
of last fall.
The First Reception Ever Held at Its
Legation in Washington.
Nearly 1,000 Quests Welcomed by Two
Pretty Little Corean Ladies,
Washington Society Greatly belijhted With Its Xew
A very unique affair was the house-warming
at the Corean legation residence in
Washington, last evening. It was the first
"at home" of little Corea's ambassadors,
and it was a decided success. The two
Corean ladies of the legation, the only ones
of their people in this county, were resplen
dent in rich robes and pretty as pictures,
while listening to the many compliments
paid them.
Washington, February 26. The Co
rean flag was flung to the breeze to-day, and
the new legation residence on Iowa circle
was the scene of a handsome "at home." It
was something of a house-warming party,
and also the first: appearance in society
of Mrs. Ye Wan Yung and Mrs. Ye Cloa
Yun, who have recently come to the lega
tion. "Very naturally, official circles have
been curious to see the only Corean ladies
ever in this country, and it is safe to say
that none of the 400 guests asked to the tea
failed to respond 'in person. It
is quite as true that 400 more asked for
invitations, or were taken by friends who
asked fof them. .
The company as a whole, therefore, was
one of nearly 1,000 guests. The hours were
from 4 to 7. The first and second floors of
the house were thrown open, and were more
than filled during the three houre. The guests
were welcomed by Dr. Allen, the American
Secretary of the Legation, Mr. Ye Ha Yung,
the Charge d' Affairs," and Mr. and Mrs. Ye
Wan Yung and Mr. and Mrs. Ye Cloa
Yun. The Charge d'Affairs and Mr. Ye
Wan Yung speak English, and, with Dr.
Allen, acted as interpreters.
the little ladies at ease.
The little Corean ladies were quite at
ease, bowing, smiling and shaking hands
as naturally as if used to American recep
tions. Their adaptability is very marked,
and they will fall into the
customs of the New World easily
and gracefully. Mrs. Ye Wan Yung
wore a gown of long, straight, full skirts of
dark blue, with tunic of pale yellow silk,
Mrs. Ye Cloa Yun's gown was of pink silk,
made in the same, fashion. Their shining
black hair was very smooth and worn in a
heavy braded knot, low at the back of ther
Mrs. Ye Wan Yung is very 'pretty, with
a sweet Madonna expression and a smile
quite captivating. Her complexion is of
the pure ivory tint, and she has delicate,
regular features, and sound, youthful out
lines. She is very bright, and by intuition
guessesihe meaning of compliments.smiling
and saying: "Thank you," always at the
right moment, though understanding very
little of the English language. .
Tbe ladies appeared to enjoy themselves,
and were as much at home as if they had
not just come from a land where'twomen
'have no rights. It is plain to be seen that
Mrs. Ye Wan Yung and Mrs. Cloa Yun
mean to appreciate the blessings of freedom
while they have the chance. It was also
plain that their husbands were delighted
over the attentions bestowed on their pretty
the ladies will be lions.
The men of the legation have heretofore
received as much attention in official circles
as do the Chinese Legation, but the Corean
ladies are likely to become the greatest of
all the Oriental "lions" in Washington.
The guests included the diplomats and
ladies of their families, their Cabinet cir
cle, "court circle," Congressional people,
and many others prominent in official life.
The Chinese Minister, who has just
returned from a visit to Havana,
came with several secretaries a'nd the
Chinese Consul of New York. The party,
in rich brocades, made a picturesque picture
for the moment as the representatives of the
great Chinese enmire rassed along the line.
bowing low and with stately formality
to the representatives of little Corea.
The Chinese Minister was in happy
spirits, and said he was glad to get back to
Washington among his friends. The big
pink topaz, encircled with diamonds, flashed
on Mr. Chang's cap, and his brocades were
of dainty gray and pale blue. ,
Mr. Yow and others of the Chinese Lega
tion were arrayed in superb brocades. The
Corean gentlemen were also resplendent in
bright-colored silks, in which orange and
blue were brightest. The Corean flag is
also orange and blue, on a white ground.
As the first party given by the Coreans,
to-day's "at home" was in every regard a
brilliant success, the Corean legation may
be accepted as now fully "out" in official
society. Mrs. Ye Wan Yung and Mrs. Ye
Cloa Yun have begun the study of English,
and bv next season they will be accom
plished hostesses, able to dispense the hospi
tality ot the legation in English.
Ho Thinks He Sees a Way Clear to Pass the
Covrles Bill.
Washington, February 2G. Things
looked up a little to-day for the repeal of
the tobacco tax by the passage of the Cowles
bill. The passage of the deficiency bill and
the rapid progress of the Indian appropria
tion bill encourages Mr. Randall to think
that he will be in shape to test the sense of
the House on his resolution for the consid
eration of the Cowles bill Jto-morrow or the
day after. The probabilities are that it will
be antagonized by the Sullivan-Felton
election case, but there is a leaven at work
among the members that may take even
that ont of the way. Letters are pouring in
from the South in favor of the passage of
the Cowles bill. A delegation of the influ
ential citizens of Louisvilie was hard at
work with the members from Kentucky to
day, and sentiment for the bill is being
transformed into something near a furore.
It is just possible that before the end of
the week opinion will have so changed that
Milfs & Co. will be compelled to abandon
their obstruction of the bill. Randall is in
more than usually good spirits over the
situation, and is particularly pleased by the
argument ot the Kentucky visitors that if
the bill be not permitted to pass the action
of the Democratic leaders of the Mills fac
tion will result disastrously for the party in
several Southern States.
Democratic Postmaster Who Cannot
Servo Under Republican Rale.
Hempstead, L. L, February 20. A. M.
Griffin, the 81,500 Postmaster of this vil
lage, has forwarded his resignation to Presi
dent Cleveland, to take effect March 4, al
though his term will not expire for 18
months, Mr. Griffin says he is "too good a
Democrat to seive a Republican administration."
American Ladles Not Dazzled by Victoria's
Drawing Room Marlborough's Last
Wife Snnbbed Mrs. Cham
berlain tbe Star.
London, February 26. The first draw
ing room of the season was held to-day
in terribly cold weather, and under cir
cumstances which will result in a big har
vest of doctors' bills. Of the 300 ladies
presented, scarcely a dozen had summoned
up courage. to wear high-necked dresses on
the only pleas officially allowed, of advanc
ing years, infirmity or ill health.
The Duchess of Marlborough was
not . presented, and probably never
will De. Her absence to-day may,
however, be charitably ascribed to the fact
that the Marchioness of Blandford, the
Duke's first wife, whom he treated so in
famously and who obtained a divorcefrom
him, was in attendance on Her Majesty,
and presented her young daughter, Lady
Frances Spencer Churchill.
Mrs. Chamberlain, however, worthily up
held the reputation of America's fair
daughters. She was presented by the
Duchess of Bedford, and looked charm
ing in pale blue velvet and lots of
lovely lace. The Bight Honorable Joseph
escorted her to the presence of Her Majesty,
and looked much better in court costume
than those who knew him as the Republican
Mayor of Birmingham would have thought
Tne majority of American ladies were
presented by Mrs. Henry "White. The
Queen was dressed in black.' Her only or
naments were jet. The Princess ot Wales
and other princesses were also in black,
but some wore diamonds. Altogether the
function was somewhat funereal, and not
calculated to give Americans an average
idea of royal gorgeousness.
Chinese Bid on a Sapply of the Frodact
Which Was ConfiYcated forSmnggliog
A Trust Formed to Lower
the Price Maine Wins.
Detboit, February 26. Five Chinamen
ambled in to, the United States Marshal's
office to-day and gathered around two small
packing boxes. The boxes contained 1,300
small cases, and each contained a trifle less
than a pound of opium for smoking. These
cases have had a rather eventful history.
Thej came from Victoria, B. G, arrived in
Sarnia last Angust, and were seen there by
a United States officer.
When they, were smuggled over the
authorities were on their way to seize them,
and captnred them at Sand Beach, Mich.,
after a fight. They were finally ordered
.sold by the court, and it was their sale
which had attracted the Chinamen. They
were Lee Pond, of New York, a million
aire, Hip Lung, of Chicago, C. C. Chong,
of New Orleans, and Pong Wo, of Detroit.
The Chinamen had resolved not to bid
against each other. A syndicate was formed
with Hip Lung as bidder.
Hip jumped right into the breach and
shouted: "Flo bnndred tollars." Hip
looked as if he thought the opium should
be knocked down rignt there, but Marshal
Pennell thought differently. The opium
was worth at least $10,000. Every second
bid was made by Hip Lung, who grew mora
and more excited. Assistant District At
torney Wilkins took a hand. Lung gazed
.wistfully at the Marshal as the bidding
rose. W. J. Scott, representing a Portland,
Me., firm, got the opium for $4,745.
Attempted to Cremate His Children, and
Then Committed Suicide.
Dickinson, Dak., February 26. One
of the most sensational tragedies ever known
in North Dakota occurred to-day two miles
from here. John Holler, a German, lived
with his wife and five children on a claim
two miles from town. He and his wife
quarreled, and he threatened to take the
lives of the whole family. This morning
his wife left him, going to a neighbor's for
safety. Her husband followed a short time
after, carrying a rifle. By threats of gen
eral murder he drove the others from the
house, and then deliberately murdered his
wife, firing two shots into her. He then
Itlaced the muzzle of the gun against his
eft temple, and blew the top of his head off.
Before following his wife when she went
to the neighbor's, he locked his five chil
dren in the house anddeliherately set fire
to it, as well as to his grain stacks, hay and
barn, in which considerable farm machinery
was stored. After his departure the chil
dren managed to escape, and are now cared
for by friends. Some years ago he killed a
farmer's wife in the East, and three years
ago was accused of burning his house to
obtain the insurance. The tragedy of to
day created the most intense excitement,
but the county was saved the disgrace of a
Ives and Stnyncr Enter a Plea That Con.Be
Withdrawn inn Week.
New Yoek, February 26. Messrs. Ives
and Stayner were "brought from Ludlow
Street Jail, this afternoon, in charge of an
underdeputy sheriff and two deputy sheriffs,
and escorted to part 1, of the Court of Gener
al Sessions to plead to indictments charging
them with grand larceny. The accused
pleaded not guilty, under advice from
counsel, with the option of withdrawing the
plea within a week. Both were rdmanded
to the enstody of the deputy sheriffs.
District Attorney Fellows said that when
a proper plea was entered, a week hence
he would move that Ives and Stayner be
sent to tbe Tombs prison instead of Ludlow
Street Jail. Woodruff did not plead with
Ives and Stayner.
Wedded the hadr Who Sued for Breach of
Promise 25 Years Ago.
Tkoy, N. Y., February 26. A romantic
marriage was celebrated last night at Sara
toga. The parties were Warren B. West
cott, 60 years old, and Miss Jane S. Tru
man, aged 58 years. More than 25 years
ago the parties were engaged. Theywere
about to be married, when Mr. Westcott fell
in love with a widow and married her.
A breach of promise suit followed in
which Mr. Westcott was' compelled to pay
damages. He was left a widower three
years ago when he returned to his former
Serea Thoasand Cherokee Indians
Enter a Fervent Protest.
St. Louis, February 26. A petition
signed by 7,000 Cherokee Indians is to be
sent to the United States Senate in a day or
two protesting against the passage of the
Oklahoma bill, particularly that part of it
covering the Cherokee strip. The petition
says the bill is not indorsed by the Indian
people, and that the influences behind it
are hostile to the rights and property of the
Thousands of Laborers Have Left the Canal
Within a Week.
Panama, February 26. Thousands of
laborers have left the Isthmus during the
past week,and work on the canal has almost
stopped. No disorders have occurred, and
business is at a standstill.
. v II 1 1 11 LA- I u-iji --h. W
A Flood, Light Pierces Every
Point of the Prnell Case,
and Reveals the
Which Will Shatter the Very Foun
dations of the Tory Structure.
Who Also Confesses to HaTJns; Pei-iared
ninnelf Before the Commission The-Arch-Villain
Flees From the Righteoas
Wrath of tho Men He Had Wronged
Attorney-General Webster Dismayed by
tbe Disclosures Parnell's Counsel De
mand a Full Investigation TheEvIdence)
That Shivered the Case Came Front
America Romantic Story of IuDellvery
by a Chicago Priest.
Parnell is vindicated. The Times' casa
has collapsed, killed by the hand that
originated it. Pigott is a self-confessed
forger and perjurer, and is now a fugitive
from justice. .Even more damaging revela
tions are expected. The evidence which
unmasked the conspiracy came from the)
United States. It was famished by Egart
and carried to Parnell by an Irish-American
London, February 26. Copyright.
The great edifice based on conspaciry, built
up with forgery and crowned with perjury,
has at length been brought crashing to the.
ground, and the readers of The Dispatch
will not be surprised to learn that the
catastrophe was the direct work of the chief
architect and master builder, Pigott, who
has fled no man knows whither. The great
crowd which thronged law courts and
blocked the corridors had not expected such
a dramatic disaster.
They had hoped to witness further vivi
section of Pigott, and, in order to lose none
of the fun, most of them had come provided
with luncheon baskets with which to fortify
themselves for the continuous sitting. Tha
venerable face of Mrs. Gladstone was ob
servable among a lot of dnkes, earls, count
esses, Cabinet ministers and lesser lights in
politics and society, and it is satisfactory to
note that a3 soon as Pigott's flight had been
placed beyond doubt she hurried off to con
vey the news to the Grand Old Man.
TJNRAPPY webstee.
Attorney General Webster, Manager Mao
Donald and Solicitor Soames were in their
places with phenomenal punctuality, and all
looked very unhappy indeed, for they knew
what most people in court did not, that per
jurer Pigott had departed -over night for
parts unknown, and likely as not their con
sciences were not entirely easy. Pigott'a
flight was bad enough for their case, bul
there is reason for believing that his further
cross-examination would have resulted in
revelations even more disastrous to the
Times and much more serious for certain
high-placed individuals.
As soon as the learned Commissioners
took their seats, Pigott was called in the
usual formal manner, and people craned
forward to gaze upon the redoubtable old
sinner. Pigott did not respond, and then it
seemed to dawn upon the spectators that
something was going to happen. Instantly
the crowded court became as still as a mor
tuary chamber. Their lordships gazed in
quiringly at the counsel, who, after fidget
ing awhile in his seat and gazing appeal
ingly at Sir Henry James as though to say,
"yon start first," at length rose, and, ia
funereal tones, announced the awful truth,
A DELIEIUM op joy.
The reporters made a mad rush to the
nearest telegraph and telephones. Many
people rose in their seats and shouted con
gratulations to one another. An ovation to
Parnell, winding up with "He's a jolly
good fellow," or something else capable of
easing overcharged feelings, seemed prob
able when theconfusiqn again magically
changed to calm at the sound of Sir Charles
Russell's voice.
The great lawyer, stern and dignified, was
asking the court to issue a warrant for
Pigott's arrest, and declaring solemnly his
intention to bring justice all who, behind
'Pigott and Houston, bad been engaged in
the foul conspiracy. Whatever their actual
feelings were, their lordships preserved ju
dicial equanimity. .
Certain formalities had to be gone through
and it was not until nearly 3 oclock in the
afternoon that the court adjourned on the
understanding that Webster and his clients
and friends should, between that time and
to-morrow morning, decide upon the course
they will pursue.
Then Parnell, Davitt and several friends,
escorted by a big crowd of admirers and
sympathizers, cheerinc frantically all the
way, walked to Bow Street Police Court,
where they made sworn information, and
obtained a warrant, which will seenra
Pigott's arrest in any European country,
save Spain, in which he may have taken
refuge. It is not likely he has gone to
Paris, for his reception there would not be
at all cordial, and for the same reason it
maybe safely assumed he has not got on
board a steamer bound for America.
If he has really left England he is doubt
less at the present moment in Antwerp or
Rotterdam," either of which can be speedily
and cheaply reached within a few hours.
The impression is pretty general that the
limes provided tunds to enaoie .rigott to
escape. Soames and seVeral of his sub
ordinates went into the witness box to-day
and denied all knowledge of or complicity
in the forger's flight, but everyone knows
there are several ways of killing a cat.
' Sir Charles Russell is very mad about .
Pigott's escape, for he had some rods in
pickle for the venerable villain, including
proofs of forgeries on banks and
systematic dealfnes 'in obscene liter
ature. The latter, when given to
the world will show that Pigott's
visits to Paris were primarily devoted to
the lucrative business of replenishing, by
means of the capital provided by the Times,
his stock ot filthy photographs and loath
some literature. At the moment of cabling
Pigott is still at large, and no explanation,
is yet forthcoming of the manner In which
he was permitted to escape from the vig
ilance ot the two detectives who have had
charge of him for months past, and from
the Scotland Yard man charged by the
Court on Friday with the special dnty of
preventing his escape. The whole business
smacks of collusion, and impeYatively de-'
mands a thorough investigation.
Another dispatch says: It is believed
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