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Has at Last Been Discovered by
the Critics, and It is Said
to Consist of
ELKINS, PLATT AND CO.
The True Reason Why Glarkson Goes
to Work for Wanqmaker,
HAERISON LED INTO A QDEEE BLUNDER.
The Kame of a Candidate lor a Western
MarshaUhiB bent to tbe Senate Shortly
After Another Man llnd Been Confirmed
for the Same Place Why Eageno Schuy
ler's Confirmation Hants Fire The Ken
York Senators Don't Know Buascy or
Want Him Credited to Their State How
a Territorial Candidate Knlned His
Chances by Pnbtishlng Bis Autobi
c granny.
The ease with which Hon. Stephen B.
Elkins obtains access to the President, and
the frequent and lengthy interviews granted
him have given rise to rumors of a kitchen
Cabinet having been formed, composed of
Elkins, Piatt and Clarkson. President
Harrison was led into an awkward blunder,
yesterday. He sent the name of a candidate
for a Western Marshalship to the Senate,
when another candidate fer the place had
just been confirmed. A couple of appoint
ments are having a pretty hard time to be
confirmed, but the odds are in their favor.
rsrrXUi TILEGBASt TO THE DISPATCn.1
Washixgtoj,-, March 14. Bepublican
Senators are asking with some asperity
whether Steve Elkins is of more conse
quents than they are. They have to talk to
the President in groups, and pretty fast at
that Three minutes for a JJepresentative
and five minutes for a Senator is about the
maximum, but Elkins marches into the
President's office while statesmen are wait
ing in the anteroom, and he sees the Presi
dent half an hour at a time, all by himself.
Senators are making daily calls at the
White House, soliciting offices and getting
none, but Mr. Elkins' friends get in from
day to day. Stephen is at the head of a
kitchen cabinet, which he is collecting
around himself, and which promises to be
stronger than the drawing-room cabinet. A
little before the election Mr. Elkins re
marked that he had been six weeks getting
the Cabinet fixed up, and now, having got
Blaine, Windom and Tracy into the Cabi
net, he is working with equal success on the
bureau offices.
Known by Ills Fruits.
It is due primarily to Elkins that J. S.
Clarkscn was induced to swallow his pride'
and take the place of First Assistant Post
master General. In spite of the
most strenuous fight the Illinois
Senators, with considerable outside help,
could make for Matthews, it seems
jpretty certain to-night that Elkins' man,
Mason, of West Virginia, is to be Commis
sioner of Internal Be venue. Like the First
Assistant Postmaster Generalship, the in
ternal revenue office has a large amount of
patronage, admirably adapted for political
uses, so that Mr. Elkins is getting a two
handed grip upon the dispensatories of
places.
Mr. Eltins is the friend of Mr. Piatt,
and the latter's son has been admitted to
the law firm of Mr. Elkins' other friend,
Secretary Tracy, while Emmons Blaine has
just resigned his place with the Achfson
road, and taken a place with a road that
his father and Elkins are interested in.
A Walking Benevolent Society.
Altogether, Elkins is persuasive.and peo
ple are asking whether he is a perambulat
ing benevolent society.seeking only to make
other people happy, or whether his finan
cial schemes are to be promoted through his
political combinations, or whether there is
something he wants for himself. Now that
the Cabinet is made up, there seems to be no
place large enough for him. If General
Noble would resign, of course, Mr. Elkins
might find congenial occupation in the In
terior. Clarkson's acceptance of the place now
held by Stevenson is a great point made by
the administration, for Clarkson and Quay
were the whole active and effective portion,
of the national committee. It is a conde
scension on the part of Clarkson, who had
to be fairly dragged into the office that Carr
and Whitfield were hungry and thirsty for.
Clarkson is no chicken, and nobody sup
poses that he yielded without getting very
favorable terms.
What Hud the Most Weight.
While there is of course no bargain in
volving Mr. Wanamaker's withdrawal, the
strong probability that he would go into
the Senate and Clarkson would succeed him
was presented to the Iowa man in its most
glaring light, and had its weight with him.
- Clarkson is a strong friend of PaulVan
dervoort, and the administration wanted
Clarkson so mnch that it cannot now refuse
any reasonable demand he may make, and
Clarkson's appointment is held to argue
favorably for Vandervoort's appointment as
Superintendent of the Eailway Mail
Service.
There have been some intimations that, as
Mr. Wanamaker was a business man and
not a politician, he would only make
changes in the public service for the public
good. Mr. Clarkson would never have
taken the First Assistant Postmaster Gen
eralship without a power of attorney from
the administration to settle the estates of
Democratic fourth-class postmasters, and
his appointment means a clean sweep in at
least one branch of the public service, exe
cuted with neatness and dispatch.
Elkins, Clarkson and Piatt are the lead
ing members in a secondary cabinet that is
likely to wield more political power than
the primary cabinet, though the relations of
CElkins and Blaine promise harmony be
tween the two cabinets.
AH In I lie President's Hands.
Colencl John C. New, of Indiana, ar
rived in town to-night and spent the even
ing at the Biggs House. The Colonel will
see the President to-morrow and talk about
jthe appointment to a foreign post that has
eea offered to him. He can' have his
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choice, it is understood, between the
Austrian mission and the Consul General
ship -to London. Be is inclined to go to
Vienna, where the work is light and life is
pleasant. The Colonel isn't quite satisfied
with the way the administration has been
conducted during the past ten days, but
there has been no such straining of relations
between him and General Harrison as has
been reported.
The Colonel is also perfectly willing to
take a few easy lessons in diplomacy from
Secretary Blaine before fie sans, ais ap
pointment, however, will come straight from
the hands of the President himself. That
is not an especial honor bestowed upon the
Colonel, for all the appointments to the
foreign service, up to the present time, it is
understood, have been made by General
Harrison without consulting the State de
partment. HABD TO FOBGET.
Two Important Appointments That Are
Hang Up Sschnylcr Deprecated Wash
barne and Extolled Cleveland
Bossey an Unknown.
tSPECIAl. TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.!
Washington, March 14. There is likely
to be a fight in the Senate over GeneralBus
sey's confirmation for Secretary of the In
terior. This afternoon Senator Edmunds
sent the following to Secretary Noble:
Senate, Washington, March 14.
To John 'W. Noble, Secretary of the Interior:
Please give me all the information in your
possession covering Mr. Cyrus Bussey's nomi
nation for Assistant Secretary of the Interior.
He is described in the nomination as being from
New York. Neither of the New York Senators
think that he is a resident of that State. Please
answer as soon as practicable.
Geokqe F. Edmunds.
v "fThe New Tork Senators are very sensi
tive abont their prerogatives in this matter,
and insist strenuously that they should have
been consulted about a nomination charged
up to their State. It is understood that
they are holding condolence meetings with
the Senators from Illinois, who were very
much surprised when they learned that Mr.
Tichener, the new Assistant Secretary of
the Treasury, was credited to their State,
although he hasn't lived there for 20 years.
It is probable that General Bnssey will be
confirmed, but the Senators have thrown
out a hint that their dignity is hurt, and
the President will have to smooth them
down or there will be trouble.
Eugene Schuyler isn't going to get
through the Senate without some trouble,
either. The attention of the Committee on
Foreign Affairs has been called to the fact
that in his book entitle! "American Diplo
macy" he makes the following allusion to
the late E. B. Washburne:
Probably the worst Secretary we have ever
had was tbe one who remained the shortest
time in office, but in the course of six days re
moved a greater number of consular and diplo
matic officers, filled their places with new and
inexperienced men, appointed solely for par
tisan political servicos, and did harm that took
his successor nearly eight years to remedy.
In making an appeal for a permanent
consular and diplomatic corps, Mr. Schuyler
says: "The only proper way of regarding
our diplomatic posts is that so tersely ex
pressed by President Cleveland: 'Public
office is a public trust.' "
Some complaints have also been made
about Mr. Schuyler's conduct at St, Peters
burg. He was selected for Assistant Secre
tary by Mr. Blaine, and the three first Re
publicans on the Foreign Affairs Committee
are Sherman, Edmunds and Frye.
CLAEKSON'S CAREER.
A Printer Boy Who Has Ascended the
Ladder Eoond by Konnd.
Washington, March 14. James S.
-Clarkson,who was to-day appointed and
confirmed-First Assistant Postmaster' Gen
eral, was born at Brookville, Ind., in 1845.
The son and grandson of editors, he learned
the. printer's trade when a bov.and removed
with his family to Iowa when he was 12
years old. He lived on a frontier farm for
eight or ten years, and began work as a
printer on the Des Moines Register in 1866,
became city editor in 1867, and editor of
the paper in 1868, and in that year led in
the movement to enfranchise the negro.
The question was submitted to the people
and was carried at the polls, making Iowa
the first State in the Union to give the
black man the ballot.
Inl870heand his brother became the
proprietors of the Begitter, and are still its
owners. In 1869, 1870 and 1871 he was
Chairman of the Iowa State Bepublican
Committee. He was offered the Swiss
Mission by General Grant, in 1871, and de
clined it. in lHVJ he was appointed post
master at Des Moines and held the position
until 1877, when he resigned because his
paper was not in accord with the views of
the administration. He has long been a
close friend of Mr. Blaine, and headed the
Iowa delegation for him to the national
conventions in 1876, 1880 and 1884.
Mr. Clarkson has long refused to accept
any office, and has, it is said by Mr. Wana
maker, accepted the present tender only out
of regard to his duty to his party.
REWARDING THE FAITHFUL.
Clarkson to Assist Wanamaker, and the
Samoan-Berlin Delegates Named.
WASHINGTON. March 14. The President
sent the following nominations to the Senate
to-day:
James S. Clarkson, of Iowa, to be First Assist
ant Postmaster General, vice A E. Stevenson,
resigned. The Senate confirmed this appoint
ment to-day.
John A Kasson, of Iowa; William Walter
Phelps, of New Jersey, and George H. Bates, of
Delaware, to be Commissioners to representthe
United States at the conference to he held in
Berlin concerning affairs in the Samoan Islands.
Elbert D. Weed, of Montana, to be United
States Attorney for the Territory of Montana.
Lewis Wolfley, of Tucson, Ariz., to be Gov
ernor of Arizona.
Bathbone Gardner, of Bhode Island, to be
United States Attorney for tho District of
IUodc Island.
William L. Dnnlap, of Indiana, to be United
States Marshal for the District of Indiana.
Postmasters Robert 8. Bowman, at Ber
wick, Pa.: Samuel C. Moore, at Flndlay, O.;
Joseph C. Bartlett, at Lake City, Minn.: James
V. Campbell, at Ada, Minn.; Wm. Wallace, at
Indianapolis, Ind.; James M. Kellogg, at
Wickes, Mont; John J. Cutler, at Parker,
Dak.; Wm. a Chase, at Sturgis, Dak.; Jittlel
O. Walders, at Mlnot, Dak.
Jeremiah Sullivan, of Montana, to be Col
lector of Customs for the District of Montana
and Idaho.
Captain Julius H. Patzkl, Assistant Surgeon,
to ho Sureeon with the rank of Major. First
Lieutenant Gilbert P. Cotton, First Artillerv,
to bs Captain, Second Lieutenant Charles H.
Hunter, First Artillery, to be First Lieutenant.
Lieutenant Colonel Adelbert R, Bnfflngton, to
be Colonel, Major JosephP. Farley, to be Lieu
tenant Colonel. Captain Othb E. MIchaells, to
be Major.
THE DIPLOMATS PRESENTED.
President Harrison Receives All of the
Foreign Lcsntlon.
Washington, March 14. At noon to
day the President formally received the
members of the diplomatic corps. The
members 6f the corps assembled at the De
partment of State, where they were pre
sented to Secretary Blaine by Assistant
Secretary Adee. Proceeding to the White
House the diplomats, who were attired in
their resplendent court dresses, were intro
duced to the President by the Secretary of
State. All of the legation were repre
sented. The President was assisted by Mrs. Har
rison, Mrs. Blaine, Mr. and Mrs. Bussell
Harrison, Mrs. McKee and Mr. Halford.
The reception took place in the Blue parlor
and lasted half an hour, no formal speeches
being made.
A PALPABLE-BLTJNDEB.
The President Nominate! a Marshal Before
the Ink Was Dry on tho Commission
of Another Man Confirmed
lor the Same Office.
rSFECTAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. J
Washington, March 14. Attorney
General Miller came very near placing
President Harrison In an embarrassing fix
to-day, owing to a blunder for which either
he or some of the officials in the Depart
ment of Justice is responsible. When As
sistent Secretary Pruden rode up to the
Capitol this afternoon he had in his official
bag the nomination of Mr. Weed to be
United States Marshal for the Territory of
Montana. He hadn'fTbeen in the Senate
chamber five minutes before he found out
that the President had already sent in the
name of Irwin for the same office, and,
what made the situation all the more awk
ward, Irwin had been confirmed. Pruden
rushed for the wire and telegraphed to the
White House the following:
Senate, March 14.
E. TV. Halford, Executive Mansion:
Tbe nomination received from the Depart
ment of Justice this morning of Weed for
Marshal of Montana is a duplicate, except as
to name of nominee, of one sent In previously.
The lint name (Irwin) has been confirmed, 'and
the latter will have to be withdrawn. The
Chairman of tbe Judiciary Committee has been
informed of the error, and the press associa
tions have been requested not to send it off.
O. L. Pbuden.
Mr. Pruden subsequently explained the
situation of affairs to Mr. Edmunds, and
that icy Senator at once became excited over
the blunder. Ten minutes later he tele
graphed the following:
Senate, March 11, 12.50 P. M.
To the President:
Two or three days ago you nominated, and
yesterday the Senate confirmed, Mr. Irwin for
Marshal of Montana. We now have a nomina
tion of Weed for same office. Please state
what It means. Oeokue F, EdudndS.
Pruden's dispatch still remains unan
swered, but when Edmunds' telegram
reached the White House the wheels of the
executive machine creaked, and finally
squeaked a reply as follows:.
Executive Mansion, March 115
To Senator Edmunds:
The name of Weed, sent in to-day. was a cler
ical error of the Department of Justice, and
was intended for District Attorney. Please re
turn to Executive Mansion and correction will
be made.
E. W. Halfobd, Private Secretary.
Somebody over in the Department of Jus
tice will be held responsible for this blun
der, for President Harrison is in anything
but an amiable mood over the situation.
THE SAMOAN DELEGATES.
Three Gentlemen Eminently Fitted for a
Very Delicate Mission.
"Washington, March 14. George H.
Bates, who was to-day nominated to be one
of the commissioners to negotiate with Ger
many respecting Samoa? is about 40 years of
age, a Democrat, and a warm friend of ex
Secretary Bayard. He is a son of the ex
Chancellor of Delaware, and a lawyer of
high standing in that State, being a member
of the firm of Bates & Harrington, of Wil
mington. Mr. Bates was appointed by
Secretary Bayard as special commissioner
to investigate our Samoan relations, and
made a long and exhaustive report to the
departmentTon December 10, 1886.
William Walter Phelps and John A.
Kasson, who were also nominated to- be
commissioners, have had long and distin
guished Congressional careers, and have ae
S aired an intimate knowledge of diplomacy
trough service as United States Ministers
in Europe, Mr. Phelps having been Min
ister to Austria in 1881. and Mr. Kasson
Minister to Austria it. 1877 and to Germany
In 1884.- xs -- -
GATE UP ins LIFE FOE NOTHING,
An Applicant for Offlco Blasts His Hopes by
His Own Hand.
rSFECTAI. TELEGRAM TO THE SISPATCH.1
Washington, March 14. In regard to
one of the nominations of to-day a rather
good story is told. It runs that a certain
gentleman who is now nameless was booked
for the high office of Governor of Arizona,
but that after he had been selected he called
upon tbe President and astonished His Ex
cellency to the point of speechless amaze
ment by presenting him a morocco-bound
copy of his (the applicant's) biography, a
large, elegantly printed volume.
Evidently Mr. Harrison concluded that a
man who gave so much attention to himself
wouldn't devote enough time to Arizona, so
the name of Lewis Wolfley, another aspi
rant, was sent to the Senate to-day. The
plain moral is that persons who come here
to get appointments must leave their lives
behind them. .
THE NIPSI0 ALL BIGHT.
Advices From Samoa Say That Everything
Is Very Peaceful Tbe Germans Have
Withdrawn Most of Their
Aggresslvo Demands.
Auckland, March 14. Efforts have
been made to ascertain the situation at
Samoa, and advices just received from
Samoa show that there was- no basis for the
sensational rumor of an engagement be
tween the United States man-of-war Nipsic
and the German corvette Olga. Far from
this, the German officials in the island have
entirely given up their aggressive policy.
The proclamation of martial law has been
publicly withdrawn, and the Germans have
abandoned all claim to the right of search
ing incoming vessels for contraband of war.
Both these steps have met with
the hearty approval of all foreign
residents at Apia, and have had a
quieting effect. Unusual tranquillity pre
vails throughout the Island. Mataafa,
however, has a force of troops, estimated to
be 6,000 strong. Tamasese's army consists
of about 700 men. The men-of-war, Ger
man, American and English, still remain
at Apia ready for any emergency that may
arise.
At Washington, Assistant Secretary of
State Walker Blaine stated that he had re
ceived information that the steamship Nip
sis, now at Samoa, instead of being sunk, is
all right His information was not official,
but he considered it trustworthy in view of
its source.
AN ALABAMA FEUD
Results From the Capture of no Illicit
Whisky Distillery.
1SFZCTAI. TXXEOKAII TO THE DISP ATCB.1
Bibmingham, Ala., March 14. The
capture by revenue officers of an illicit dis
tillery in Cleburne county has resulted in a
bloody feud between two of the most promi
nent families in that county. Green and
William Coffield, well-to-do farmers and
merchants, were supposed to own ah illicit
still. The still was captured and destroyed
by revenue officers, and it was rumored that
George Brown, a neighbor of the Coffields,
had led the officers on the raid.
A few nights later Brown's barn and out
house, with all their contents, were burned.
He publicly accused the Coffields of the
crime, and they started to hunt him up.
They met Brown in the road near his home,
and after talking the matter over a few min
utes the fight began. It is said that the
Coffields first opened fire on Brown. He re
turned the fire, killing William Coffield
and badly wounding Green Coffield. The
Coffields are very popular, and heir friends'
nave sworn vengeance against Srown. and
a bloody local warfare is expecttd. None
ui ra psrucs nave neen arrested.
PITTSBURG, :ratIDi.Y,
BAN AGAINST. A SNAG.
Chairman Andrews' Adjournment
BesolutionTassestlie House
STICKING AWHILE IN THE SENATE.
Senator Quay Taking No Chances of Loss on
Anything to Magee.,
A BIT OF A BKEEZE' IN THE HOUSE.
The Ccmmlttee oa Health Senises Jo Bejeal tbe
Oleomargarine taw
State Chairman Andrews saw his adjourn
ment safely through the House, yesterday,
but it ran into a snag in the Senate and
was referred to a committee. A big lot of
hills were either passed or reported favora
bly." The oleomargarine law will not be re
pealed, if the committee' recommendation
can save it. Few demands on the Treasury
are to be paid in full.
rFBOM A STAT COBKSSPOXSXXT.l
Habeisbubg, March 14. Another step"
toward final adjournment was taken by the
House to-day, when it adopted the recom
mendation reported by Dr. "Walk, from the
Commltteee on Bules, providing for the
holding of afternoon sessions after (March
22. No bills shall be read in place after
that date without unanimous consent, and
no member shall speak more than five min
utes on any subject, without the consent of
the House. The resolution also fixed a spe
cial order for the consideration of appropri
ation bills, and a special calendar to be ar
ranged for the more important legislation.
This having been disposed of with prac
tical unanimity, Mr. Andrews called up his
resolution for adjournment, and it was
passed without a dissenting vote. The big
Bepublican State Chairman leaned forward
in his seat in an attitude of anxious atten
tion as the Speaker put the motion, and re
mained in that position for a moment after
the robnst chorus of ayes had died away.
Then
A SMILE LIKE A BENEDICTION
spread itself over his countenance, as not a
single nay intruded itself upon his ears,
and he assumed a comfortable 'attitude in
his chair to listen to the reading of peti
tions and other bright things that illumine
tbe tedium of the legislative mill.
Qver in the Senate, to which the adjourn
ment resolution was rushed instanter, a snag
was met. Mr. Beybnrn moved the refer
ence of the resolution to the Appropria
tions Committee, for the reasons stated by
him in this morning's Dispatch. Sena
tors Cooper and Delamater led the other
side, and had an able supporter in Senator
Newmyer, of Pittsburg. Senator Gobin
talked in the same strain as Senator Bey
burn, and the debate waxed quite warm, a
number of other Senators participating and
talking vigorously.
Senators Cooper and Delamater took the
ground that there was no necessary legisla
tion that couldn't be passed in time for ad
journment on April 25, and Senator Dela
mater said if the contrary was discovered
later the date could be changed.
A DOUBTJBTJI, COMPLIMENT.
President pro tern Grady reflected se
verely on the work of the last session in a.
2KS?gnSJt!,KV 0T ENTIEELI FEIENDLESS.
on
tne ctouDtmi merit or having at least
done nothing thus far to be condemned, if
there was nothing much to its credit
Senator Newmyer urged the adjournment
on the ground of economy. It was true
that the Senators and members received a
fixed salary, but the other necessary ex
penses amounted to as much per day.
Senator Beyburn said it would be a phys
ical impossibility to even dispose ei the
appropriation bills in-the time named.
When the vote was taken it stood 20 in
favor of sending the resolution to the Ap
propriations Committee and 18 against.
Senator Lines changed his vote, making it
19 to 19, and after hesitating a moment
Lieutenant Goyernor Davies cast the decid
ing vote in favor of sending the resolution to
the Appropriations Committee.
The result was a surprise to the friends of
adjournment, but they think they are only
temporarily beaten, that their resolution
will be pressed again, and they think it will
go through, or that adjournment will be
fixed for the first of May. The Democrats
voted to send the bill to the committee, with
the exception of Senators Green and Metz
ger. Senator Butan was absent, but the
other Allegheny. Senators voted against
committal.
QUAY TAKES NO CHANCES.
There is some politics in the fact that to
night the City Passenger Bailways Com
mittee negatived all the bills before it. This,
it is said with some emphasis, has been done
at the direct bidding of Senator Quay, who
is represented as laboring under the im
pression -that some such legislation would be
verv acceptable to Mr. Magee. Quay, it is
said, is running no chances on having Mr.
Magee claim even the slightest winning in
the present Legislature.
On an order from the same quarter there
will be no Senatorial apportionment at the
present session. Simpson.
WELL ENOUGH PLEASED.
Tho Factory Inspection and Child labor
Bill Make Them Happy.
rFBOM A STAFI1 COHBESrOJJDINT.l
Habeisbubg, March 14. Senator Hines
and the Knights of Labor Legislative Com
mittee are greatly pleased by the passage of
the factory inspection and child labor bill
through the Senate. Senator Hines antici
pates little difficulty in getting the bill
through the House, and hopes it will not be
amended in its passage. A great deal of
time and labor have been spent in perfecting
the bill, and any necessity for sending it to
a conference committee in the closing days
of the session might prove fatal to it.
Tbe Senate also passed the mining hills
to-day. Senator Hines, however, is tired
waiting for the Judiciary General Commit
tee of the Senate to report the employers'
liability bill providing for compensation to
injured workmen; and intends on Tuesday
to ask for the discharge of the committee
from its further consideration.
A LITTLE TOO MUCH G. A. B,
Their Representation on a Committee Likely
to be Cat Down.
rrnoji a staff connESPONiiEJtT.i
Habeisbubg, March 14. The joint com
mittee of the Legislature on the Soldiers
Orphans' Schools met this morning in the
office of Secretary Stewart, of the Depart
ment of Internal Affairs, who is Depart-'
ment Commander of the G. A. B., also.
The committee decided to offer an amend
ment to the new. soldiers orphans' bill to
give the State preponderance on the com
mission. The proposition is to increase the
representation of Senators from one to two,
and of Bepreseutatives from two to three.
Senator Alexander, of the Senate Educa
tion, Committee, which has the bill in
charge, says the commltteee will probably
favor the preponderance of the State on
tbe committee, but will accomplish it by
decreasing the G. A. E. representation.
While the commission is unsalaried he says,
its expenses must be paid, and the larger,
thsxommiseion the'greater the expense-,
, MARCH IB, ,1889.
' A BIT OF A BBEEZB.
Mistakes of tho Clerks How They Some
, times Occur An Interesting Question
Raised Too, Much Conver
sation for Easiness.
FIUW A STAJT COEBISrOItpXST.l
Habbisbubo, March 14. Just after the
calling of the yeas and nays had been com
pleted this morning, on Mr. Lytle's biU
authorizing appeals from assessments of
taxes to the Courts of Common Pleas, Mr,
"Wherry, of Cumberland, raised a breeze.
The bill had been lost yesterday, for. look of
a constitutional majority, and Captain
Brown, of BeaYfer, heaped coals of fire
on the head of the gentleman from
Huntingdon by making the motion for re
consideration. Mr. Xytle had been a strong
opponent of Brown's bill, and the Captain
seiied the opportunity to get even in this
way. Before the vote was announced Mr.
"Wherry declared that members who had
not voted and were not in the House were
recorded as voting, and that a gentleman
whb was not a member of the Honse had
been going around from member to member,
lobbying.
Mr. Zeicler snrmorted hia colleacme. Mr.
"Wherry, but Mr. Brooks, the only person
they mentioned as not voting in his place,
proved by Captain Billingsley and ex
Speaker Graham that he hadvoted from his
seat. Captain Skinner1 explained that he
had been talking to a gentleman near Mr.
Shiras' seat, and did not notice the calling
of his own name until Mr. Shiras' name was
called, when he answered for himself. It was
found that Mr. Shiras was recorded asvoting;
though he had not been in the House. The
record was changed, and this was the only
mistake pointed out.
The Speaker stated in behalf of the clerks
that it was frequently almost impossible to
distinguish responses on a vote, owing to the
hum of conversation in the House. The
Speaker insisted that better order must be
maintained, and on later votes he several
times called members up with a short turn.
Mr. Wherry intends to moye an investiga
tion in the morning.
A DIFFERENCE IN FIGURES.
Soke of the Demands on the Treasury, and
How They Are Met.
FBOM A STAFF COEBESPONDENT.l
Habeisbubg, Marchl4 Captain Brown,
of Beaver, has been working hard to get an
appropriation of 815,000 for the Beaver
County General Hospital, and had the
pleasure to-day of knowing himself success
ful. Bepresentative Brown, of Lawrence
county, succeeded in obtaining an appro
priation of the same amount for the New
Castle Hospital. The appropriation of $40,
000 asked for the purchase of Jots adjoining
the "Western Penitentiary was negatived.
The Edinboro State .Normal .School and
the Slippery Bock Normal School each
asked $30,000 and will get half' the sum.
The Clarion Normal School got $25,000 two
years ago and wanted the same now, but to
equalize matters the committee will give it
only $5,000. The Children's Aid Society of
Westmoreland county will get $5,000, and
the Altoona Hospital will get $15,000 each
wanted $1,000 more. The Hamel Hospital
at Erie will get $6,000. T
The education committee asked $4,000,000
for the public schools for two years. The
Appropriations Committee will make the
sum $3,000,000. The Maternity Hospital, of
Philadelphia, asked $15,000 and will receive
$5,0D0. The Veterinary Hospital, of Phila
delphia, asked $100,000, and $50,000 will be
recommended for it. An appropriation of
$25,000 was asked for a commission to in
vestigate the waste of coal in mines, but will
no) be granted.
Tho Cbnnty Commissioners' Bevenne BUI
Secures Almost Totes Encash.
rFBOU A STAFF COEEESPOXDENT.1 '
Habbisbubo, March 14. When the
County Commissioners' revenue bill, en
titled "An Act to Equalize Taxation,"
came np this morning, an attempt by Mr.
Drdvo to have it postponed was defeated by
a vote of 86"yeas to 73 nays. The first sec
tion passed by nearly the same vote, when
the House took it into its head to adjourn
for the day. The bill seemed to have more
friends in the House than had been sup
posed, but will probably have some difficul
ty in obtaining the 103 votes necessary to
pass it, while, should it pass the House, its
show in the Senate is slight.
Mr. JHickinger, ot Erie, who called it up
and conducted the fight in its favor, says
there are 60,000 names on petitions before
the House for its passage, and little or no
effort has been made to secure them. Mr.
Burdick, of McKean, is an active supporter
of the measure, and points out that one very
meritorious feature of it is the fact that it
will materially decrease the State revenues
and compel the State to draw on the county
treasuries to meet the deficit. This, he says,
will bring State taxation right home to the
people, and cause them to more carefully
consider State expenditures.
The bill provides for the protection of all
property, real, personal and corporate, for
local purposes. Mr. Elickinger presented
one petition of Erie manufacturers in favor
of the bill, and points out that no manufac
turers have petitioned for the general reve
nue bill.
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INCREASE OF SALARIES.
The Allegheny Delegation Favor a Higher
Scale, bat Nothing; Extra vasantj
FBOU A STAFF COEHESPOJTDEJTTO
Habeisbubg, March 14. The Alle
gheny delegation met to-day and considered
Bepresentative White's bill increasing the
salaries of Allegheny county officers. The
increase of County Commissioners' salaries
from $2,500 to $4,600 was opposed, but the
majority agreed to make the sum $3,500 per
annum. It was also agreed by the majority
to amend thf bill to make the county en
gineer's salary $3,000 instead of $2,500. The
action does not bind the delegation, and not
all of the members will support the measure.
The proposition to amend Captain Skin
ner's border raid bill to permit Allegheny
county to sue the State for the damage done
during the railroad riots has only been in
formally discussed, 'The decision has been
arrived at, however, that the difficulties in
the way are too great to be surmounted.
FIGHTING FOR PROTECTION;
Insnranco Men Object to tho Repeal of a
Prohibitory Law.
rmOJI A STAFF CpKItESPONDEXT.:
Habbisbubo, March 14. The House
Insurance Committee has been laboring
nearly all day on a measure to repeal the
law providing fine and imprisonment for
any manufacturer who insures in factory in
surance companies organized under the laws
of other States, and not permitted to do bus
iness in this State.
The insurance men are fighting the repeal
of the law. and Insurance Commissioner
h Poster is preparing a compromise measure,
wnicn win pe considered to-morrow.
HAZZARD HURT, BUT HOPEFUL.
Ho Cannot Afford to Reply to tho Attacks on
His Record Jast Now.
rrnOII A STAFF COBBF.SFOXDZOT.1
Habeisbubg, March 14. Colonel Chill
"W. Hazzard, of Monongahela City, was here
to-day, circulating among the members and
officials. Colonel Hazzard felt very much
hurt in the attack made on his army record
about a month ago, but feels that he cannot
afford to ?eply.to anything of that nature in
Continued on Sixth Tagef
A BIfl STEEL TRUST.
Chicago Mills Endeavoring to Effect
a Combination With a
CAPITAL OP TWENTY MILLIONS.
Negotiations-to That End Have Been In
Progress Some Time.
80ME OF THE STOCKHOLDERS SICE
And There Is a PcsriWUty That the Deal Cannot he
Consummated.
The three great steel companies, the
North Chicago, the Union and the Jollet,
are endeavoring to effect a consolidation.
The managers claim that no trust is intend
ed, but say that the proposed deal would
give tons to the market. Some of the stock
holders are not in favor of the arrangement.
It may yet fall through.
rSrSCIAT. nUEOSAKTOTHXStSFATCS.J
Chicago, March 14. If negotiations now
pending don't fail the three great steel com
panies of Chicago, the North Chicago, the
Union and the Joliet, will be merged into a
single corporation, whioh will have a work
ing capital of at least $20,000,000. There
has been a movement on foot among the
officers and large stockholders of all three
companies to effect the combination, and
many of the preliminary details have been
agreed upon, but as yet the final deal that
will make the three one has to be success
fully planned.
Nearly all the large shareholders and
officers favor the formation of the trust. So
do the three Boards of Directors. The latter
have held frequent meetings during the
past month to discuss apportionments and
other matters connected with the proposed
deal.
ONE THING NEEDFUL.
Their action has been of such a character
that it only remains for the stockholders to
affix the seal of their approval to close one
pf the greatest metal combinations in the
country. The managers of the companies
say that their combination will not in any
sense resemble a trust, cither in the form of
its organization or in its workings.
They claim that it will not attempt to re
strict production or shut off competition.
All the other companies have headquarters
in Chicago. Their principal mills are here,
so this is their chief distributing point.
Their interests are identical and they claim
that by combining them they will add
tone to the iron and steel markets of the
West and assure "a good profit on their
products.
As matters stand now there is a chancelto
defeat the consolidation, and that is why
the negotiations have been kept a secret
from everybody but those who are directly
concerned. It is understood .that while a
majority of the larger shareholders are in
favor ot the scheme there is a respectable
minority 'which looks upon it with distrust.
some kickers.
It is doubtful, however, if the disgruntled
ones will be called upon for counsel until
the Board of Directors are ready to submit
their plans for general notification. Presi
dent 6. W. Potter, of the North Chicago
Company, was asked to-night about the
combination, and he positively denied that
it had been effected. So did H. H. Porter,
.who is one oT the largest shareholders in the
Union Steel Company. but both admitted
that negotiations looking to the formation
ot such an.amalgamation were pending.
Mr. Potter" Said;. "There is nothing I
can say to the public on the subject at this
time. It would be unwise for me to do so,
because there is a possibility of all our
plans being defeated. In that case it would
be a calamity to have discussed them. If
the consolidation is effected we will cheer
fully give the details to the public"
A. GREAT CONCERN.
Another dispatch says the news was kept
very quiet, and , only leaked out through
trade circles. The name of the new com
pany has not yet been decided upon, but it
will be an entirely new one. The capital
will be $20,000,000,of which between" $5,000,
000 and $6,000,000 will be issued for the
cash now in the treasuries of the repective
companies, and the balance will represent
this valuation of the three plants.
Stock in the new company will he dis
tributed to the shareholders in the old ones
upon the basis agreed upon in
their consolidation. The combined works
will form the largest steel plant in
this country, and will probably
rank second only to the establishment of
Krupp in Germany. Steel rails are the
principal product of the mills, and in rail
making the new company will have no com
petitor in the "West worth speaking of,
WHITE CAPS IN EARNEST.
Regulators Hard at WorkTrylng to Reform
Ansonla.
r SPECIAL TELIOKAJt TO THE DISPATCH.
Ansonia, Conx, March 14. The White
Caps have appeared here. Michael Griffin,
a workman in Wallace & Son's mill, is too
fond of the eup, and the White Caps deter
mined to break him of it. Monday night,
as he was on his way home, they took him
out into a grove and made him kneel down
and swear to stop drinking and attend to his
work. On Wednesday morning he went to
work and pnt in 14 hours' time.
On Wednesday night the Regulators met
William Nibon, a strong man, who is in
clined to be lazy, and asked him why he
didn't. work. He replied that it was nono
of their business. Then they seized him
and ducked him four times in the waters of
the canal, and only desisted after he prom
ised to seek work the next morning. Before
letting him go they warned him that unless
he got work in four days they would ride
him out of town on a rail.
In Birmingham, Michael Cotter had just
gone to bed and his wife was preparing to
retire last night when his house was assailed
by a gang of White Caps. Bricks and
stones were thrown through the doors and
windows, and the gang were preparing for a
rush to get Cotter out, when an alarm was
given and they all ran away.
TELEGRAPHING TO HARRISON.
The Oklahoma Boomers Are Getting Very
Impatient or Delay.
Pubcell, Ind. T., March 14. Oklahoma
Hill and the party, after spending to-day at
the boomers' camp near that place, sent a
telegraphic message to President Harrison
to the effect that the situation in Oklahoma
is critical, and that it is a national necessity
to have action taken at once. The telegram
concludes:
If tho thousand? of actual honest settlers
clamoring for admittance are compelled to de
pend upon the right to settlement, until too
lato to make a crop, actual starvation will fol
low. SIX MINERS ENTOMBED.
Immense Excitement In tbe Nelshborbood of
the Black Diamond Colliery.
Mt. Cabmel, Marchl4. Intense excite
ment prevails at the Black Diamond Col
liery, where, by a running of the pillars,
six miners have been closed in. Workmen
are drivini; a heading for therjurnose of lib
erating their imprisoned companions, but
several hours must elapse Delore'lt can be
ascertained whether they are alive.
WAEM AT PAKIS.
A Red-Hot Debate In the Senate and Cham
ber of Deputies Bouloneer's Friends
Defy tlia Government Several'
Duels In Prospect.
Pabis, March 14, In the Senate to-day
M. Naquet said that he would not defend
himself from the charges that had been
brought against him in connection with the
Patriotic League. First, because he knew
that the Chamber 'had condemned him be
forehand, and second, because the party to
which he belonged never appealed except to
universal suffrage.
In the. Chamber ot Deputies M. Laguerre
averred that his party intended to prosecute
its campaign pacifically and legally. He
would not appeal tojbe Chamber, whose
verdict was immaterial, but to the country,
which supported the Patriotic League. He
denied that the league was a secret society.
The real conspirators were those who rebelled
against universal suffrage. Jn the course of
his speech, M. Laguerre was colled to order
on account of his violent language, and the
fact was inscribed on the official record.
General Boulanger rose, and, crossing his
arms, defiantly regarded the majority. An
uproar ensued, daring which M. Thiesse
was censored for apostrophizing the Presi
dent. Paul PeCassagnao defied the Cham
ber to prosecute General Bonlaoger. As p.
result of the hsated debate duels are immi
nent between MM. Arena and Provost De
Launay; MM. Burdeau and DeCassagnac,
and MM. Pichon and Laguerre.
SUICIDE BI STARTATION.
A Forger Abstains From Food for 26 Days
and Dies Like a Martyr.
ISrZCIAL TSUCGBAX TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Macon, Ga., March 14. Jonathan L.
Adams slept well last night. He slept as
he had long wanted to sleep, so sound that
he would wake no more after life's fitful
fever. On Friday nijjht at 11 o'clock, Feb
ruary 15, Adams was placed in jail here.
He immediately resolved to die slowly by
starvation, that he might in part expiate his
crime and sins. He never gave way to the
cravings of hunger but once, and then it
was only for a momenr, to eat two oranges
and a piece of cake. This food his stomach
couldn't retain, and so it cannot be said that
the fast for starvation was broken during
the 26 days of suffering. The twenty-sixth
day passed at 11 o'clock last night, and he
entered the twenty-seventh in a deep and
peaceful slumber at his ' home. Suddenly,
about 11. -05, his friends and family who
watched over him saw the emaciated fornt
quiver, but the face did not lota its peaceful
look, and then the faint breath ceased alto
gether. There seems to have been .nothing of the
EUIN3 "VIETVED
hardened criminal in Adams' nature.
When his crime found him out he confessed
everything, and when the jail or the mine
was all of life that was lelt to him shame
broke his heart. He determined upon a
slow death of torture and excruciating
agony and died as bravely as if he had been
a martyr at the stake. He was altogether a
wonderful man. Adams was under arrest
for forging, notes. His creditors will fight
over the S18.000 insurance policy which he
said he had transferred to the Capitol bank,
with the agreement that it would not prose
cute him.
AN OLD DODGE WORKS AGAIN.
Money Advanced on a Worthless Draft by a
Young- Greenhorn.
rsrsciAz. tsucosax to the disfatch.i
New-Yobk, March 14. Edmund Trow
bridge, fine-looking and well-dressed, who
said he lived at 195 Harrison street, Brook
lyn, and was 38 years old, was arraigned be
fore Justice O'Beilly, at the Jefferson Mar
ket Police Court, to-day, on the charge of
obtaining money from Bolla Thomas, of the
spice firm of Shaw & Thomas, of 74 Warren
street, by inducing him to advance 5200 on
a worthless draft for that amount.
The detectives say that Trowbridge went
to Europe last May, and got acquainted on
the voyage there with Edward N. Fresh
man, of the Marston Bemedy Company of
19 Park Place, and a lawyer of this city,
whose name the detectives won't give.
Trowbridge, they say, was accompanied by
a card sharp named Winters, and therparty
had several games of draw poker, in the
course of which the lawyer lost $900. Af
terward, the detectives declare, Freshman
and Trowbridge traveled together, and
Trowbridge borrowed $3,500 from Fresh
man. Another story is that after his return
from Europe, Trowbridge went to Saratoga,
where he sometimes masqueraded as Mr.
Nichols, of the firm of Austin Nichols, &
Co. Here he became acquainted with Mr.
Jones, of the firm, of Douglass & Jones
Bros., of New street, and beat him out of
$200 on the. strength of the name. Trow
bridge is said to be highly connected. He
refused to make a statement to-day.
A BITTEE MONTANA FEUD.
One Murder Is Avenged by Another Eanally
as Atrocloas.
Fiat Cbeek, Mont., March 14. T. C.
Milroy, a ranchman, fatally shot Pat
Dooley, a large cattle owner, with a 45-cali-ber
rifle, tbe ball having entered his left
side above the region of the heart, passing
through the body and coming out under the
arm. Some time ago Dooley's son shot the
Milroys with bird shot, wounding them,
while in a quarrel over a fence put in on
disputed gronnd.
Pat Dooley's brother was then killed in
the melee. Bad blood was then engendered,
which culminated yesterday in the killing
of Pat Dooley. Milroy gave himself up to
the authorities and was lodged in jail at Deer
Tongue.
MES. GEAXT TO TOE EESCUE.
She Makes a Donation to the New Con
federate Soldiers' Home.
New Xobk, March 14. Secretary Oliver
Downing, of the New Tork Citizens' Com
mittee to aid the National Confederate
Soldiers' Home at Austin, Tex., has re
ceived a letter from General Alfred Pleason
ton containing money. Another letter,
from Mrs. General Grant, incloses a check
for $25. The letter is as follows:
Oliver Downing, Secretary:
Deab Sib General Grant's "kindly feeling
toward tbe Southern people, thnuifu they were
once his enemies, is Mrs. Grant's reason for
sending the Inclosed check. Bhe wishes yon
success in your efforts. Fbkd D. Gbant,
For Mrs. Grant
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A -TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
Eobert Mnnroe fc Son's Boiler Shop,
on Smallman Street, in. fining. -
TOO MUCH STEAM SAID TO US CAUSB
The Engine Rooms and Adjaeeat
Badly Wrecked Tho RnIa-Pea.Hsr BB
slles Fly In Many Directions Balldbifs
Crushed by Falling Walls Employes
aod Others Havs Narrow Escapes Ib
eldentsof the. Wreck TAuvaf. tho Dead
and Wounded toss About 836,008.
A terrible boiler explosion atB. Monroe
& Son's "West Point boiler works, corner of
Twenty-third and Smallman street shortly
after noon yesterday resulted in the loss at
4 lives and the maiming of 13 other per
sons. Several theories are advanced as to the
cause of the disaster. The loss is estimated
at 30,000. Many narrow escapes occurred,
A deep-toned, sullen roar, as though an
angry monster had been disturbed in his.
nap, followed by a rumbling noise; then a
moment of silenee,only to be interrupted by
terrible cries of people wounded and dying;
the excited shouts of survivors with the hiss
of escaping steam as an awful accompani
ment; a scene of wreck and ruin broken
beams and twisted iron, crumbling walls
and falling buildings, blood bespattered
woodwork and huge parts of machinery !
Thns did death suddenly appear in the
FROM THE at.t.ttv.
heart of a busy city once more in his most
gruesome form. He claimed four workmen,
and his somber garments brushed so close to
13 others that they fell maimed and bruised..
It was almost high noon yesterday when
a boiler in B. Monroe & Son's West Point
Boiler Works, at the corner of Twenty-third
and Smallman streets, exploded with tre
mendous force, wrecking the building and
resulting in the heavy loss of life. Just a
few moments before that the whistle had
blown at the shop, announcing to the 65
men and boys employed there that the time
for dinner had arrived.
A GHASTLY TASK.
Hurriedly dropping their tools, the em
ployes were dispersing, the engineer was
standing at throttle of the engine turning
off the steam, two men who were afterward
found dead were walking toward the boiler,'
a third was standing beside it, when, with
out a bit of warning, it burst- Those who
were in the various shops made a mad rrish
for safety. An alarm of fire was sounded
from box G3, police and ambulance calls
followed in rapid succession. The streets
became, thronged with frightened and ex
cited people. When the rescuers arrived
on the scene they found they had a ghastly
task on hand.
The shops are one-storied brick structures.
They are bounded on the south by Mulberry
alley and on the east by a row of tenement
houses known as Mackerell's court. The
various departments of the works formed ,a
hollow square. The main boiler room was -built
in the form of an "L" and it was in
the smaller arm of this building that the
boiler and engine stood. The eastern end
of this shop was completely ruined. Ad
joining the engine room, but separated from, 1
it by a brick wall, was the flange room,
directly opposite it was the oil room.
The . engine room proper was divided from
the main boiler shop by a brick wall, leav
ing a narrow entrance.
THE HAVOC 'WBOUGHT.
When the explosion occurred a piece of
the boiler struck the oil room wrecking it,
another part flew off at an obtuse angle and
The Fatal Room.
passed through the main boiler shop, carry
ing away the main supports of the roof,
which immediately fell in, carrying down
with it the shafting' and cranes, and buryirfg
the machinery. The south wall of the
building fell outward into Mulberry alley,
striking a small brick dwelling
house opposite, owned by David
McCargo, of the Allegheny Valley Baili
road, almost crushing in its front and break
ing in all the doors- and windows. Part of
the east wall of the building fell outward,'
and crushed in a number of outbuildings in
Mackerell's court. The roof of a house occu-
Eied by a Mrs. Carney was broken in. One
uilding will have to be torn down. The
walls between the engine room and tbe
flange shop fell and carried the roof with it
What had been a large building but a
moment before was now a mass of ruins.
In Mackerell's court almost all the wia
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