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TQimrii jWMjjjH'Jf TWWMr'SS' THE AWi'UIi BOADS m$ AN EXPEDITION Has been fitted out by THE DIS PATCH to explore the country roads. Watch for the first report. Jh tftto ae tn 6e explored 6y TJ7 DISPATCH. Look out or startling news Jrom me expedition. pttra M$$m FORTY-FIFTH YEAR. THE MUD PAYEMENTS That Mar the March of Progress in Pennsylvania to be Explored. A RURAL ROAD EXPEDITION Fitted Out by The Dispatch Will Start on Its Toilsome Journey This Moraine OBJECTS OP THE U5DERTAKIXG, And Benefits to be Derived From a Close Inspection of the Neglected Highways. TEE PEN AKD PENCIL WILL BE USED To Truthfully Portray the Terils of Tmel Upon and the Losses to Farmers by the Bad Eoads. A M5G TEIP OP IXTEREST TO ALL HEADERS The rural roads of Pennsylvania are a live topic That they are bad has been demon strated; but just how bad has not yet been fully set lorth. In order to get at the depth of the mud and other facts connected with the country highways, The Dispatch has fitted out an expedition to" traverse these vital arteries of travel and commerce. This work is undertaken in the hope that the re sults will lead to such reformation in road making as will be to the benefit of all concerned. The Dispatch proposes to take its read ers on a coaching trip through Pennsyl vania. Every arrangement has been made to make the excursion safe and comfortable. A wagon has been built expressly for the purpose by Studebakers', of Indiana, on plans and specifications inrnished by this office. Stout horses have been purchased, and contracts made ahead for relays of ' horses and postilions to assist at various points along the line. A most interesting route has been laid out. One of our staff writers will be in charge of the expedition, and with the aid of the artist and photographer who accom pany him it is believed that his letters will prove realistic enough to make every reader feel that he or she occupy a cushioned seat in the rig. The public must admit the wis dom of this proxy arrangement, for if the country roads are anything like as bad as repcited we fear thire would be a general desertion of the wagon by any guests we might invite long before the wagon will have reached Washington or TJniontown. It will probably be a great deal easier riding for our readers" to follow the trip in the col umns of The Dispatch. A Long III dr. The ride will be a long one. The area of Pennsylvania is 45,000 tquare miles only a trifle less than all of England. It is the aim to traverse the entire western half of the State first; from the southern border to the shore of Lake Erie, and from the Ohio line to the summit of the Allegheny Mountains and down the eastern slope. Speed will be no object. "When Conestoga wagons first began to run between Philadelphia and Pittsburg it took them from 45 to CO days to make the trip, but later on the wagons made the journey in 15 days. The luxurious Concord coaches, however, used to travel from Pittsburg to Philadelphia, by night and day, in SO hours, and from Pittsburg to Baltimore in 76 hours. Of course, however, they traveled in nearly a straight line, while The Dispatch expedition is intended to go ; north and south as well as cast. Certain questions are to be settled by the wayside, and in order to pick up all the incidents a slow, jogging rate will be maintained, and traveling by night will be impracticable. The Dispatch conceived the idea of an overland tour of Pennsylvania from an incident which occurred in the rooms of the "Western Pennsylvania Engineers' Society. An informal scientific discussion was in progress there among a group of well-known gentlemen. They were talking about the horrible condition of the country roads in this State, and what a vast work the State Commission, recently appointed by Governor Beaver, had before it for laying out some plan for rebuilding the highways. The Trip Decided Upon. One gentleman made the remark that the best way for the Commission to get a thorough practical knowledge of what was needed was, for it to take a wagon trip over these roads. This proposition caused a hearty laugh. Several offered a wager that such a thing was utterly impossible that no wagon could be built strong enough to withstand the ruts and sink-holes between Pittsburg and Philadelphia; or even from Pittsburg as far north as the lake shore, and then south-east as far as Bedford. Another party ventured that a month's travel over the roads of "Western Pennsylvania would kill any two horses. The wagers were apparently offered in good faith, but were not taken. They might have been had it been known that the con versation had been overheard by a represen tative of The Dispatch, and that within a few days this paper had decided Jo try the experiment. Subsequently the matter was laid in confidence before several well-known local engineers. They were all inclined to view the expedition as impracticable, owing to the fact that the mild winter had left the public roads in worse condition than they have been for SO years past. Yet they all admitted the incalculable value of a personal investigation into a subject of so great im portance and ot such common interest to the people of Pennsylvania. The Important Objects. They believed that such an enterprise at this time would be additionally important on account of the movement by the Governor to bring the matter before the State Legis lature at the next session. In a couple of months the new State Commission will meet at Philadelphia to hear evidence on the condition of the roads. From a series o newspaper letters written after personal in vestigation, the Commission would certainly gather much ground to work upon. The Dispatch has therefore arranged this overland trip with four objects in view. They may be stated as follows: First "With good horses (and provisions for more if necessary) and a wagon bnilt to order, with the ribbons in experienced hands; without bag or baggage to weigh down the wagon, except a lew gross of Faber's pencils, a ream of reporters' paper and a photocraphic camera those proffered wagers made in the Engineers' Society will be taken, and an effort will be ma8e in good faith to traverse the entire system of country roads of Pennsylvania without kill ing the horses and without breaking down the wagon. Pcsonnl Discomforts Expected. Second To personally test the roughness of the country roads. Farmers and super visors of townships may be interviewed, teamsters may be asked questions and engi neers solicited to tell how roads may be made good; but certainly there is no better way to learn the exact condition of the roads than by driving over them in the worst season of the year. Such a trip as this in summer would be useless for this purpose. At that time the highways are usually at their best condition. How, they are said to be as mellow, as deep, and as squashy as a bin fnll of decaved pumpkins. The members of The Dispatch expedition have had their tailors at work, and with a portion of their clothing four-ply In thickness, they hope to get usea to rough riding in a few days' time. The impressions of a general shake-up after breakfast; the experiences of a five-foot bounce; the exact degree of vio lence of sudden contact with Mother Earth after every unexpected lurch over the dash board; the dull thud of a crashing axle; the feeble attempts to write legible manuscript with the wheels of the wagon giving a four foot range to the pencil; an accurate count of thefence rails which must be stolen to pry our chariot out of the mud; the fresh, vigorous, ready-to-dance-all-night air with which the travelers will seek lodgings at some farm house every evening, after 30 miles of such bracing exercises as these all these little things will be faithfully portrayed by writer and instantaneous photographer as significant of the condition of the country roads in Pennsyvania. The Agricultural Crlils. Yet, even in Pennsylvania there are some good roads left, it is alleged. In the north west on account of the character of the soil in the lake region, and in the southwest, among the Quaker and Dutch farming set tlements, the very old roads are said to be excellent. "Wherever possible, these roads will be sounded and compared with the roads in the interior. Some counties in the interior claim that if the State adopts the macadamized roadway as a standard, they will be in a dilemma, because of the scarcity ot limestone within their boundaries. Therefore macadamized roads would cost more in some sections than in others. All these problems will be looked up. Third It is proposed to make this expedition a sort of a phonograpb-graphophone tor the Pennsylvania farmers. The journalistic travel ers will seek their hospitality, and in return will interview them. Farmers don't go through the Union depot very often, and therefore are not interviewed much. Many of the economic evils of which they complain may be traced down directly to bad roads. On the 19th of March, a year ago, a committee consisting of T. P. Roberts, T. H. Johnston, Alex Dempster, C. Davis and A. Kirk made a report to the Western Pennsylvania Encineers' Society on the proposition to rebuild the roads of the State. This report containcd'these significant" paragraphs: The Fanners' Troubles. "Most ot the counties of Pennsylvania have come to a complete standstill, so far as In crease in population and value of natural prod ucts are concerned. The tido of immigration from Europe passes unceasingly through her territory without stopping; although the pro portion ot unbroken or forest land in Pennsyl vania to cultivated land Is still very large. The hue and cry has gone forth that Penn sylvania farmers cannot compete with the wheat raisers of Minnesota and Dakota, be cause of some mysterious evil that the rail roads have done them. There are, no doubt, causes of complaint by the Eastern farmers of the railway administration, but sifted down, most of the troubles which afflict the Pennsyl vania agriculturists originate in their in efficient means of reaching the markets. "With good roads this is ail changed. The market is always accessible, ana prices are not sent away down, because every one can get there, nor away up because no one can. One active cause of fluctuation is eliminated, and the range of fluctuation is reduced to narrower limits. With bad roads the great bulk of farm products are sold at the lowest prices; with good roads, at average prices, while to each in dividual is opened the possibility, by the ex ercise of sound discretion, of reaching the market when at its highest. The amonnt of good hard cash which the farmers of Pennsyl vania lose every year In this way Is difficult to estimate, but it must be enormous." The truth of these statements will be ascer tained by The Dispatch. This will open the door to an investigation of the mortgaging of Pennsylvania farms, which has become so wide-spread lately. Here's a Scientific Purpose. Fourth There will be a physical side to the expedition. At various points along the route veterinary surgeons will be consulted as to the results of the trip on horse flesh. Our horses will be placed in their hands temporarily, and the reports of their anle-mortem'.examinations printed unabbreviated. This phase of the in vestigation is undertaken on the basis of an other section of the same committee's report to the Engineers' Society. It is as follows: 'Farmers do not appear to regard steep grades on their roads as a very serious evil. If they could see inside of their horses' stomachs,or feel the animal's heart beat on an up grade, something in the manner of the locomotive en gineer looking into the firebox of his engine. he would learn that the two machines are identically alike in consuming more material on an up grade than on a level. A ponnd of coal has a known and fixed value in evaporat ing water in the creating of steam. 'Low grades' means a saving of steam and henco economy in the use of coal. So, also, in the animal 'en gine' a pound ot oats or a pound of hay is ca pable of developing a certain number of heat units, which may be displayed in energy, i. e., power. In fact a horse is a far more perfect machine than any engine which can possibly be constructed, but while more perfect is much more liable to injury when overtaxed. If time permitted, it would be an easy task to prove that the State could afford to spend millions of dollars annually in improving its roads to save this unnecessary waste of horse-power, to say nothing of the positive benefit to health, strength and breed, which would accrue to the animals themselves by the construction of such roads." Since Coach Day Recalled. Besides all these objects there are others of a miscellaneous character, which will make the series of letters in our columns attractive for old and young, men and women, rich and poor. For instance, they will revive interest in three notable institutions of the long-vanished past, viz.: The Conestoga wagon, the stage coach and the turnpike tavern. There was a time when all the commerce and travel of this Com monwealth was carried by horse power over the public highways. The younger generations know nothing about the horn of the wagoner, the bell teams," the thunder and roll of the great Concord coaches over the Alleghenles, or the scenes and incidents of old-time good cheer about, the taverns along the Grecnsburg and Philadelphia pike. Many of these places will be visited, and the ghosts of the. teamsters resurrected to point ont the best Btopping place for night; and the brightest reminiscences ol "the topseats, the boot and the inside cosh-1 ions" may, after a silence of nearly half a cen tury, be retold in The DiSPATcn in the same manner that so interested through passengers from Philadelphia to nttsburg in the long hours or the overland passage. Thero are still a few of the jolly landlords of that poriod left to retell them. The expedition leaves the city this morning, going through Washington county first. RAISING THE WIND. Illinois Leglslotnre, in Special Session, to Provide Funds for the World's Fair. Chicago, April 7. Governor Fifcr will call a special .session of the Legislature at once to deal with World's Fair'matters. The principal work of the Legislature will be to privide for the State exhibit at the exposition. This will involve tbo appropriation of a liberal sum of money to defray tne expenses of such an ox hibit and the appointment of a commission to superintend the disbursement of the fund. Next will be the action of the Legislature with regard to the authorization of the issuance of fair bonds to the extent of 5,000,000 by Cook couutv or the city of Chi cago. Under the present State Constitu tion such municipal indebtedness cannot be incurred by either city or county. To enablo such to bo done a constitutional amendment is necessary. This can be made only by a vote of the people, but In order that it may bo sub mitted to the people legislative action is neces sary. The S5.U00.OO0 obtained by these bond? is nec essary to raise the fair fund from the $5,000,000 alreadv subscribed to the $10,000,000 prescribed in the World's Fair bill. The Legislature would also be called on to cede to the World's Fair Association temporary possession of the State interest and reparian rights in the lake front should it be decided to hold the exposition on that site. The New York World's Foir Committee has $10,000 on hand, having expended 7,000 in en. deayormg to secure the exposition. FOR MANUFACTURERS 05LT. Jndgo Ewinc's Intimation to Would-Be Wholesalers in Fayette SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Uuiontown, April 7. Judge Nathaniel Ewing is holding .License Court here. All ap plications were argued to-day and successful applicants will be named next Monday. Tbo Court Intimated in opening that no additional licenses would be granted in Uniontown, but if any of those who have licenses now have not fulfilled the law he may grant others to fill their places. Be also intimated that no whole sale licenses would be granted except to manu facturers. William Bnnton, who was found guilty of selling without license, and sentence suspended, is an applicant for distiller's license. The Court said the best thing for him to do was to come into court and receive his sen tence. Hi9 case would then be considered. Three applications for distillers' license and one application for a wholesale liquor house in Waynesburg were presented to the court at that place to-day. There being no remons trances against J. R. Gray, of Gray's Landing, and Gilnin. south of Dnnkard township, the Judge granted them license to distil and to sell only in original packages. Remonstrances were presented against U. E. Uppincott, of Pittsburg, who is an applicant for a distiller's license, and Uriah Llppincott, the applicant for wholesale license, and their cases were bcld under advisement for two weeks. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE. A Colored Woman Pours Oil on Her Drunken Husband nnd Sets Fire to It. IFPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DIEPATCH.l Beaver Falls, Pa, April 7. For some time past a colored man named Johnson, with his wife, have given the officials of this placo much trouble on account of their incessant quarreling. Finally they were forbidden the town, and located in a subnrb of Beaver Falls. Last night the man went home drunk, gave his wife an outrageous beating, and then lay down on the floor and went to sleep. The woman procured a can of kerosene, thoroughly saturated the man's clothes, then applied a match and in an instant he was a mass of flames. Springing to his feet, the negro burst open tbo door and rushed screaming down street, the flames streaming behind him like tbo tail of a comet. He made for the river, bnt a few squares away.- and, dashing through brush and brake and over huge stones, dashed headlong into the water and extinguished the flames. He Is badlv burned, but not fatally. It is said his screams were fearful to hear, and at every jump of about ten feet he would yell, "It's muddah in de fust degree." SENSATION AT THE TOMBS. The Referee In the Flack Dlvorco Case Beelns His 30 Days. New Yoke, April 7. Quite a stir was caused around the Tombs Police Court this afternoon when it became known that Joseph F. Mecks, the referee in the Flack divorce proceedings, had surrendered himself so as to undergo bis sentence of SO days In the city prison. Mr. Mceks was accompanied by his lawyer and Deputy Sheriff Joel O.Stevens. "I've come to be a guest with you for 30 days," said Mceks in a half cheerful way to the AVarden. Tho law-, yer was taken to cell No. 5 in 'the new prison. When he saw bis quarters for the next month, tears coursed down his cheeks. It is the cell in which Murderer Patrick Packenham spent the last hours of his life. Mr. Meeks, speaking to a reporter, said that the judgment of the Court had worried him, and that he would prefer to undergo his sen tence in the Tombs prison than bo disappointed by the confirmation of J udge Barrett's sentence by the Court of Appeals. THREE IMPORTANT DECISIONS. When a Mercantile Agoncy Is Liable for Its Subscribers' Losses. fEPECTAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Philadelphia, April 7. The Supreme Court to-day made three important decisions. In the suit of Crew, Levick & Co. vs. Brad street tho Court says that a mercantile agency is not liable for losses occasioned by false in formation furnished by it, but is liable for losses caused by typographical errors in its reports to subscribers. It was also held that furniture loaned or leased to a board ing bouse was not exempt from distress on tbo ground that it was in the house lor the purposo of trade. In tho case of Cyrus W. Merriman. of Will iamsport, heir to $400,000, the Court refused to break tho trust made by the appellant in favor of his wife and children, but said so long as Merriman behaved himself ho has tho privilege of a home and support. MUCH LIKE T0PSI. A Child Wandering About Who nas No Knowledge of Her Parents. rSPECIAL TELEGBAM .TO THE DISPATCH.1 McKeesport, Pa., April 7. For two weeks a bright little girl, aged about 12, has wandered about tho streets here. To-day sho was taken to Pittsburg and was placed in charge of tho Children's Aid 3ociety. Tho strangest thing about the girl is that she knows nothing what ever of where she came from or how she got here. She says her name Is Mary Gardner and she has no parents. She is on her wayfrom somewhere to Altoona to her grandfather, who has a grist mill there, though she cannot give his name. The affair is very strange, as she is brighter than the ordi nary, but is perfectly sincero in her ignorance of her people and horns. SWEPT BI A CICL0NE. The Whole of a Western Town Torn From the Face of the Earth. Bxtrltngton, Ia., April' 7. It is reported that Prophetstown, ni..bas been swept away by a cyclone. There are no particulars except that 20 freight cars were blown to atoms, and that the whole town has been wiped from the face of the earth, and that many people have been killed. The wires are all down and at this hour it seems probable that no addi tional information will be secured to-night. IN A DARKENED CARRIAGE, Is the Way Madam Tchebrlkova Was Con vexed lo Penza. Vienna, April 7. Madam Tcbebrikova, who was reported to have been exiled for her letter to the Czar, is now at Penza, in the Caucasus, under strict police surveillance. She was con veyed thither hurriedly in a carriago without windows. No halt was made except in the onenair. Eer i oco) Jras abominable. PITTSBURG, TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 1890. CRASH AFTER CEASE Suspension of a New York Stock Ex change Firm Caused by A DEAD PARTNER'S DEFALCATION. St. Louis Grain Speculator Fails for Half a Million Dollars. ANOTHER WOOLEN COMPANY ASSIGNS. The Equitable Haul:, of New York City, Goes Oat of easiness. Several big firms failed yesterday. Sis tare & Sons, New York stock brokers, sus pend; Grain Speculator Fraley, of St. Louis, lays down; the Cayuga "Woolen Company.of Auburn, N. Y., goes into the hands of a re ceiver, and a New York bank closes down owing to lack ot business. (SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. EW York, April 7. The great majority of people in Wall street were surprised this afternoon by the announcement of the sui pension of the Stock Exchange firm cf George K. Sistare & Sons. The further an nouncement that the suspension was due to a defalcation surprised every one. The d falcation occurred in the Philadelphia ofb.ee of the firm, which has been managed by Douglas Hiiger, who ranked as the youngest member of the firm. He died about a week ago, and since then the surviving partners have been overhauling his accounts, with the result of finding a misappropm .tion of its resources, which is variously re ported at from $100,000 to 5250,000. At tie office of the firm in this city it was admitted that the amount would exceed 5100,000, bit how much more the firm was unable to state. In anticipation of the suspension, the members of the firm had closed or pro tected all their contracts in the Stock Ex change, so that the iailure hardly created a ripple in the stock market. The firm was one of the oldest in "Wall street, having been organized about 40 years ago by George K. Sistare. Of late the .business has been more largely in stocks, and it has helped to financier two or three small railways. HIT ONCE BEFOEK. A member of the firm said that the rail roads it has in hand had nothing whatever to do with the failure. The firm has had several branch offices, one of which Is at Detroit, and about three years ago the man ager of that office got away with about $20,0fti In January last the firm claimed a capital of $200,000. It is expected that the firm will make an assignment to a member of the law firm of Davidson t Fisher, its legal advisers. A dispatch from Philadelphia says: Douglas Hiiger, whose misappropriation of $201,000 In money and securities is said to have caused the failure of George K. Sistare's Sons & Co., died ten days ago. lie was a nephew of the late George K. Sistare, and entered the reorgan ized firm when that gentleman died, eight years ago. Mr. Hiiger at once assumed charge of the firm's interests in this city. He was con fined to his home two weeks before his death, and at that time the head of the present firm. Mr. W. H. M. Sistare came from New York to Philadelphia to attend to the firm's business in this city. Then it was that the defalcation was discovered, bnt its full extent was not compre hended, and the members of the firm thought thoy could weather the storm, recuperate their losses and prevent a failure. A MAIT ABOUT TOWN. Douglas Hiiger was well known as a man about town. He was 42 years of age, tall, broad-shonldercd and erect. He wore a full brown beard, closely chopped, and a flowing mustache, and was always neatly but not flashily dressed. He was a member of the Art Club of this city and the Calumet Club ot New York, and was very popular among club men. His chief pleasure after business hours was to take a ride in the park in a dog cart. He lived in good style In an aristocratic portion of the city, and entertained well, though not extrava gantly. His first wife was Miss Parry, a daugh. ter of a rrember of tho firm of Jiurnbam. Parry, Williams & Co., proprietors of the Baldwin Locomotive Works. She diea somo years since, leaving a daughter 11 years old, who resides with her grandmother. Mrs. Parrv' Mr. Hilger's second wifo was Miss Worrell, who, with a baby, survivo him. A friend of Mr. Hilger's stated to-night that his house expenses had been about $15,000 per year. Somo of the money misappropriated has been used to defray such expenses and the balance had been lost lu private speculation. The at tention orMr. Sistare was called to Mr. Hil ger's misuse of the firm's money about ono year ago. when the main office in New York advanced $50,000 to help him out of a stock transaction. The house was at times a largo borrower in this market, and to secure its loans bonds and stocks were sent from Nrw Ynrt tn Mr. Hiiger. APPROPBIATED SECURITIES. It was stated that part of the defalcation was due to the appropriation of collateral seenrities by Mr. Hiiger. Mr. Hilger's life was insured for $10,000, all of which has been paid to the widow, the firm making no claim upon this asset. Since the defalcation has become known a doubt has been raised by some people whether or not Hilger's death was due to natural causes. Dr. Louis Starr, who was tbe attend ing physician during tho last sickness, stated to-night that Mr. Hiiger was sick two weeks prior to bis death with a very bad case of ty phoid fever, aggravated bymenlngitis, and that tbe immediate cause of death was intestinal hemorrhage, caused by fever sores. A WOOLEN FIRM FAILS. It is Drugged Down In the Fall of F. It. Townsend & Co. KPECIAL TELEOHAM TO THE DISPATCH-. 1 Syracuse, April 7. The Cayuga Woolen Company, of Auburn, is in the hands of a re ceiver, the embarrassment-being caused by the failure of F. It. Townsend & Co., commission merchants, of New York. Townsend & Co. han dled the company's product, and advances be ing cut off by the failure ot the New York firm, the company's afialrs had to go into liti gation. John Dunn, Jr., of Syracuse, has been appointed receiver. The company's liabilities amount to 8120,000, of which $75,000 is due Town send & Co. for advances, $25,000 due Erben, Search & Co., of Philadelphia, for yarns, and the other $20,000 is for mill sup plies, and is scattered in various amounts. The assets have a nominal value of $135,000 and are given a real value of $30,000. Tbe consist of machinery, manufac tured stock, goods in process of manufacture and material, i no macninery is worth $15,000 and tho manufactured goods valued at $25,000, arc in the hands of Townsend it Co., bringing the actnal indebtedness to that firm down to $50,000. The company was organized a year ago with a capital stock ot $50,000. of which $30,000 is held by members of tbe firm of Townsend & Co., and tho rest by other New York and Springfield people. The product was worsted cloths, and the output last year amounted to $350,000. KocelverDunn has been authorized to run tho mill until the material on hand is manufactured. PLUNGED FOR HALF A MILLION. Speculator Fraley Loads TJp 'With Slay Wheat Until no Breaks Down. ISPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 St. Louis, April 7. Great excitement was caused hero to-day by the failure of Moses Fraley, the heaviest plunger in the St. Louis market. It is estimated that he was carrying 4.000,000 bushels of wheat. He had purchased ail the cash wheat in the market, 1,600,000 bush els, and sold May wheat against it. He over sold tbe May option until he had a tremendous load. He was called upon for $210,000 margins to-day, and laid down on his contracts. A panic was imminent, but a few cool operators straightened the market out. This is Fraley's third failure. Mr. Fraley was a strong bull on wheat and a firm believer in higher prices. As the market didn't go his way, but, on the contrary, kept on declining, he turned very bearish and, unfortunately for h.m, he changed in his ideas on the market at very near the lowest point the market touched. Since then he has been an uncompromising and aggressive bear, selling wheat steadily and. freely. Tho market of tho past few days has been going against him, culminating to-day in an advance of 2 cents. This appears to havo caused him to call a halt and he has taken sim ilar action to that of his two previous failures. Mr. Fraley will probably offer to settle at a cer tain price and pay all differences based on that price, whatever that may be. It is estimated that his losses will be over 5500,000. WATCH COMPANIES IN TROUBLE. Salts for Lnrico Amounts Broncht Against Two Philadelphia Concerns. KrECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Philadelphia, April 7. The troubles of the Keystone Watch Club Company and the Keystone Standard Watch Company, of Lan caster, over the unpaid notes, amounting to nearly $50,000, for which the Farmers' National Bank, of Lancaster, has brought suit, occupied tho attention of the jewelry trade to-day, es pecially of the watch brancb. It was said that tile Lancaster company had been in difficulty for some time, but had met all obligations eventually. The Watch Club Company of this city has paid a dividend in quarterly installments regularly. and tho managers declared ' that their condition was just as sound as it ever was. The stock of the company has been on sale to a consider able eitent lately in auction rooms. That the club company has been overstocked is evi denced by the fact that thoy have placed a great deal of their stock in pawnbrokers' shops for sale. They are also paying their agents in stock. The Lancaster Company will also have to meet a claim of B. F. Dubois, of this city, for an Infringement on a patent watch regulator. Tho United States Circuit Court has decided that the Lancaster Company infringed upon the patent. The claim is for $33,023. If Mr. Dubois should get $33,623 for his claim, which is nov being passed on by an examiner, tho Lancaster Company will have to meet so much more Obligation. A BANE CLOSES ITS DOORS. TIi a Xqnltnble, of New York, Shuts Down Before Thero Is Any Loss. NEtv York, April 7. Tho Directors of the Equitable Bank have decided to close its doors. One of the directors claims that of late the banklhas been losing money. The deposits have Stopped down to a figure where there is very Ittle profit for the concern. Tb depositors have been notified to witb drawthelr money, and then the surplus, if therejls any, will be divided pro rata among the stockholders. m E STRIKE SPEEALS. i Sovm Thousand Carpenters Now Oat in Chicago 30,000 Mar be Idle Tho Brotherhood Refuses to Accept i Contractors' Terms. icaoo, April 7. It is now estimated that'about 7,000 striking carpenters are out. In tome places the bricklayers went out witl the carpenters out oi sympathy, and it was i common theme of conversation among then that the entire body of bricklayers wou d be called out unless the tronblc shorid be settled within a week. In any event nearly all of the other bulldingtrades will havo to stop work soon unless terms'aro reached be tween tbe carpeutors and the bosses. In that event 50,000 men will be idle. There was no dis turbance during the day. Tho men heeded the advance warning of their leaders to keep away from the saloons, and tho result was qniet and orderly gatherings at their various head quarters througbont the city. Some of the contractors, who must complete the work they have on hand, to-day offered to accept tho men's terms, Dut tbe Brotherhood is gunning lor tho Builders' Association, and refuses to let anyone return to work until that body has recognized the union. President O'Connell, ot the Carpenters' Brotherhood, said; "The strike is not now for either higher wages or a shorter day's labor. The whole thing resolves itself into whether or not the bosses propose to recog nize tho Brotherhood as such or whether they intend to continue treating with us as indi viduals. That is, wo want tbe boss carpenters to sign a contract with us each year, fixing the number of hours we shall work each day, and the amount to be received an hour. As for the 40 cents an hour proposition, wa aro willing to arbitrate that with tbe boss carpenters' com mittee at any time." "William Goldfe. President of the Builders and Traders' Exchange, said that, in bis opinion, many of the men had been intimidated by tbrcats, and struck to-day because of fear, but that they would be back to work again in a few days and would receive 35 cents an hour. Ho continued: "I think it will be at most a week beforo the strike is settled, and by that time all the building trades will be blocked, which means that thero will be between 40,000 and 60,000 idle laborers on the streets of Chi cago." Tho carpenters claim that before the end of the week nearly every carpenter in Cook county will have joined tbe Brotherhood, and that not a carpenter will be found working on any other conditions than those proposed by the Strike Committee. A number of bosses who were interviewed Baid that they would be willing to pay 40 cents per hour after their present contracts had been filled, but that on those they had figured at 30 cents per hour they would lose money if they should pay 40 cents per hour. A COMPROMISE PROBABLE. Tho Arbitration Committee Likely to Settlo the Plumbers' Strike. CnicAGO, April 7. Tho Executive Commit tee of tbo Master Plumbers and the Arbitra tion Committee of the strikers met at 2 o'clock this afternoon. Mr. Shields, of the latter com mittee, said at 2:30 o'clock that the strike would probably be settled by a compromise before the close of tho conference. HUSBAND OR MONEY. A Pretty Weaver Sues Her Spouse's BIch Parents for 820,000. rSPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 AUBURN, April 7. This city is again smiling at the matrimonial difficulties of D. Erastus Corning, a young society man, now an exile from home, and supposed to be in New York. D. Erastus is tbe youngest son of the wealthy shoe manufacturer, George Corning, of this city, and from the timo he first became matrimonially inclined has been a source of trial ant1 scandal to bis family, until, s a result of bis last marriage, his parents to day find themselves bound to answer to a suit for $20,000. The summons and complaint in Su preme Court were served on them to-day by Mrs. Annie Carr Corning, their" son's second wife, for that amount. Youne Mrs. Coming's complaint is for alien ating her husband's affections. Young Corn ing married Miss Annie Carr on July" 22, 18S3. but it was an extremely quiet affair, as Mr. Corning did not care to have the world and his parents especially know that be bad wedded a weaver in tho Logan silk mills, for such his new wife was. Mrs. Corning says that her hus band treated her kindly and generously, but that her husband's parents, on learning of their son's maniage, maliciously contrived to separate them, and succeeded In alienating his affections from her, and that she is now compelled to support herself. HIS CANDIDACY WITHDRAWN. Bccnuso of This the Elections Will Proceed Quietly, It Is Thought. Lima, Peru, April 7. Senor Plerola, the ex Dictator, finding that ho stood no chance of winning in tho coming Presidental electrons attempted to stir up riots In this city. He was promptly committed to jail by the Government, whose action has tho entire support of public opinion, which refuses to tolerate anymore such lawlessness. Pierola has withdrawn his candidature, and an agreement has since been effected between the other two candidates, with the sanction ot the Government. It is believed. In consequence of this agree ment, that the election, to bo held on Sunday next, will proceed quietly. ninny Ovens Blown Ont. tEFECIAl, TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 SCOTTDALE, April 7. On April 15 the Frick Coke Company will blowout 400 ovens more, making 1,078 in this region. The consumers are ordering sparingly, so as to prevent an accumu lation. No tronble is anticipated in labor circles. The MeClure Company has given no intimation of closing, but some of the small operators may be compelled to. A Veritable Gasher. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TUB DISFATCIM Butler, Pa., April 7. There are a number of wells in tho 100-foot which are enter ing tho sand, and by the middle of the week tho drill will tell what may be expected from them. The Patterson No. 4, on tbe Echols farm is a veritable gusher. It started off Saturday at 30 barrels per hour, and is still doing SO. ALL WERE HUSTLING, Buckeye Municipal Elections Result in Some Surprises. LIVELY PROHIBITION CONTESTS. Cincinnati Councils Captured bj the Republicans. LIQUOE MEN WORKING IN CLEVELAND. An Allegheny Ex-Councilman Elected by as Ohio Constituency. Yesterday the municipal elections in Ohio took place and were generally full of interest. Republicans made gains in Cincinnati, but there, as lo other parts of the State, it was mainly a fight between the liquor interests and Prohibitionists. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Cincinnati, April 7. Cincinnati never had a more beautiful election day than this. The early vote presaged an unusually large total, but after 9 o'clock there was a great falling off, which continued until the polls closed, the total being unusually small. This is attributed to the inactivity of the saloon element, which, at the last moment, refused to use their power against Rthe De mocracy in hopes that the Legislature will yet modify or repeal the Owen law. There was very little scratching. The Be publicans made heavy gains, and elected part of their ticket. Hunt, Democrat, for Superior Judge, has 2,878 majority; Eehse, Republican, for Clerk, 1,984; Schafer, Democrat, for Infirmary Director, 447. The Republican gain on Hunt is 5,103, on Rehse 9.9G5 and on Schafer 7,534 votes. The total vote was 43,000. while the registered vote is 64,000. The City Council will be Eepub lican. LIGHT VOTE AT CLEVELAND. The municipal election at Cleveland was for Police and Fire Commissioners, Trustees of Water "Works and Cemeteries, ten mem bers of the Board of Education (the board consisting of 20 members altogether), and for 40 councilmen, tbe terms of all the present members expiring after the next session, one week from to-night. Many causes contributed toward the light vote everywhere reported to night. The holding-over members of tho vari ous city boards are Republicans, and the elec tion of the Democratic candidates wonld not change the political complexion of the boards. The Board' of Edncation has becomo too non-partisan to longer excite the interest of politicians. In about 20 of tho 40 wards, tbe contest for the Council was sharp and bitter. The present Conncil consists of 23 Republicans and 17 Democrats. Ten of the Republican members and nine Democrats were renomi nated. Tbe day was bright and beautiful, a condition that is always regarded as essential to anything a fair vote in the Republican wards. The Liberty League, an organization pledged to open the saloons on Sundays, spent $4.SO0 in tho interests of tho Democratic candidates. The Democrats, to help along their canse with tbe saloon keepers, spread the report that if the Council was Democratic tbo General As sembly would pass tho Ryan bill, authorizing the Council to open tho saloons on Sunday. It was expected that, to offset this influence, the Republicans at the East End would turn out en masse and help along the Republican can didates. Up to noon to-day, however, tho re ports from the wards were not encouraging. The polls closed at 6 o'clock with an estimated total vote of 21,000 in a total registration of 36,235. HONORS AIJE DIVIDED. Tho Republicans elected 22 councilmen and 18 Democrats. The latter, however, are suc cessful in tho general election by a plurality of 1.058. The Municipal election, at Alliance, was tbe most hotly-contested one iu years, tbe issue being the maintenance of the prohibitory or- uiance. joiui M. etui wen, tne regular Ko publlcan nominee for Mayor, defeated Charles Chapman, the present incumbent and Prohi bition independent candidate forre-election by 62 majority. D. Reisbacb, the Democratic candidate, withdrew this morning in favor of Stiilweli. The six councilmen elected are pledged to Prohibition, and tbe saloons will remain closed. This is a practical victory for Prohibitionists, The balance of the ticket elected is straight Republican. At Canton tbe full Democratic ticket was elected in the city and township, with tho ex ception of tbe Seventh ward, where W. E. Sefton, Republican, is elected to Conncil In placo of Paul Field, Democrat, by 29 majority. The contest in Council in the First ward be tween N. J. Trodo, Republican, and J. H. Dumonlin, Democrat, is close, with the proba ble election of the latter by a majority of from 30 to 40. The Republicans made a big gain all over the city, cutting down the Democratic majority of last fall several hundred. The entire Republican ticket was elected at Ravenna to-day. There was a division among the' Republicans on tbo Mayoralty, but the Democrats helped the Republican ont In rctnrn for assistance rendered them last fall in elect ing a Demoeratic Prosecuting Attorney. The vnto was light, tbe majorities ranging from 11 to 197. Tbo scratching was unprecedented. The Republican majority was 123, many Demo crats not voting. The sharpest fight was on Street Commissioner and members of Councils, the Democrats losing by 11 to 23. AN ALLEGHENIAN IN OHIO. The result of to-day's municipal election at Warren, was the choice of Republican Coun cilmen in each of tbe wards. The only contest was waged against Conncilman Bubb, a former Alleghenian, in tbe Second ward, and hi3 majority was onlv 14. Tbe city election at Marietta was devoid of political significance, bnt it was nevertheless exciting. Both Marietta and Harmer voted on the question of annexation, which carried unanimously here and by a decided majority in Harmer. This will give ns our proper placo in the census, and has been the leading question for some weeks past. The Republican ticket was victorious at Salem, electing the head of the ticket by 84 majority and securing tbo Conncilmcn in tbo First, Second and Fourth wards. Zanesviile Democrats elected tbe Street Commissioners, two Water Works Trustees and a Justice of the Peace. Tho Republicans saved tbe graveyard bv tho election of Conrad Stalzen bach Cemoterv Trustee. The vote was lirht. 4.500 votes being cast. Colonel Boone, of Star Route fame, projector of the Black Diamond Railway system, was defeated for Council in the Seventh ward, although he had a brass band employed to enliven the day Only two-thirds of the registered vote at Akron were polled to-day. the greater part of the stay-at-home vote being Republican. The Democrats elect two members of Council and the Republicans four, a Republican gain of one, making a tie. Mayor Miller will have the casting vote, making the Councils Democratic. Tbe Republicans gain ono member of tho Board of Education and will have nine out of 12 votes in that body. Thero was a great deal of scratching on both sides. DEMOCRATS CARRY COLUMBUS. Columbus Democrats elected their ticket by majorities ranging from 10 to 1,300, and make substantial gains in tho Council, although the Republicans still retain control of that body. Westerville elects a Prohibition Mayor: Bu cyrus and Wapakonetta retain their Demo cratic hold: at Piqua the Democrats were re buked by a Republican gain; Hilliards had a temperance victory: St Clairsville also won for prohibition; Lancaster made a Republican gam. The contest at Mansfield resulted in the election of the Democratic ticket by from 300 to 500 majority. The Democrats met a Water loo at MassiUon, tbe Republicans electing the Mayor and a majority sf tho Councilmen. VERY GENEROUS GIFTS. SIcGUI University Pat on Safe Footing by Wcnltuy Givers. Montreal. April 7. It will be officially an nounced at the annual convention, the latter part of this month, by Sir William Dawson, tbe Principal of McGiU University, that donations of $1,000,000 have been made. Sir Donald Smith giving $250,000 for a woman's brancb, for which a new building will be erected. "W. C. McDonald, a rich tobacco merchant, gives nearly $500,000 for a school of architecture and!science. Interested In Fighting:. Newburo, N. Y., April 7. Two men were fighting. on tbe West Shore track when, not bearing the approach of the train, they wete struck by the engine. One was instantly killed and the other cannot lire, me. eandall dying. The Ex-Spenker Probably Near Ills End Unable to Recognize Ills Friends All Day, Ho Slowly Sinks Into Unconsciousness. IFKOM A STATT COBRJtSPOSDEaT.l Ff3 Washington, April 7. Although the news has been kept entirely from the public it is nevertheless true that ex-Speaker Samuel J. Eandall is now nearer death than he has been at any time since the beginning of his serious illness two years ago. He is in a dying condition, and tho end may be expected at any moment. Until to-day Mrs. Randall, who has been untiring in her attendance upon him, has hoped against hope that he would rally from his sinking condition and take a new lease of life, but even she has now abandoned all expectation, and has prepared herself for what appears to be his inevitable and speedy death. For two days tbe ex-Speaker has recognized very few of the members of bis family, and to day be knew no one except Sister Beatrice, of Providence Hospital, who has been his nurse in many sicknesses. All day he has been very low and in a constantly sinking condition. At midnight to-night he is not conscious of his surroundings and recognizes no one. His en tire family are at his bedside waiting for tbe end. It Is possible that the fine constitution of the ex-Speaker may enable him to fight death suc cessfully for a few davs, but both his family and bis physicians admit that the end may come at any moment. LiaUTXER. A COUNT'S DE70TI0N. Ho Would Marry His American Bride De spite tbo Bavarian Law. rSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE WSFATCn.1 Philadelphia, April 7. Count Maximilian Pappenbeim, of Bavaria, consented to-day for the. first time to speak publicly of his coming marriage with Miss Mary Wheeler, daughter of the late Charles Wheeler. Count Pappenbeim was found at the residence ot Mrs. Wheeler where he was conversing with his sweetheart in the parlor. When his attention had been called to a story to the effect that his to-bo brother-in-law, Richard M. Elliott, had cone to Europe to procure a title for Mrs. Wheeler, or Miss Wheeler, he grew red in the face, and in broken English replied, with much feeling: That story is all nonsense. It Is claimed that I went to New York last Friday and at the Albemarle Hotel received a cablegram from Mr. Elliott telling me that everything was all right. Upon that was based the story that Mr. Elliott had gone to Europe to buy a title. II ow absurd. I went there to meet Mr. Allen, who is to be the chief usher at my wedding. Remem ber that there are certain usages under the Bavarian law which makes it necessary for members of a familv of sneb rank as mine to conform to tbem. Everything has now been fixed and there is no bar to our union. But, le me tell you that, despite all the Bavarian law, I should havo married Miss Wheeler. My love lor her is too great to allow any mere formality to stand between us. Title or no title, usage or no usage, she shall bo my wifei My house dates back a thousand years, and or that I am proud. Another thing I want to say is that a number of my best friends, who promised to be present, bad cabled me their in ability to reach here beforo the latter part of the month, and their convenience was also con sidered In fixing the wedding day." COMING BY THOUSANDS. Six Shiploads cf Immlcrants Landed In Castle Garden Yesterdny. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE D18PATCH.I NEW YORK, April 7. Castle Garden's force of registry clerks had about all tbe work they wanted to-day in recording tbe names of 3,122 immigrants who arrived on the steamships La Bretagne, Rotterdam, State of Georgia, Adriatic, Umbria and Lelpsig. Notable among the home seekers were several hundred tall, broad-shouldered Italians from tbo mountain districts bordering on Switzerland. Federal Superintendent Weber came over from his quarters in the barge office and looted around awhile. Congressman Owens of the Sub Committee of tbe Congress Committee on Immigration, spent two hours at the garden gathering material . for tbe Investigation, which will be begun to-morrow at the barge office. Three steerage passengers on the steamship Rngia told Mr. Owens that thev had been ill-treated on the ship. Tbey said there was not room enough for tho Rugia's 1,000 passengers and that the food and coffee was very bad. They will tell more about the subject to-morrow. JACK, THE INK SLINGER. A New York Crnnk Who is Opposed to the Vanity of Woman. rFPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.I New York, April 7. "Jack, the Ink-Slin-ger" is the name given by the police to a West Side miscreant who ruins women's dresses by throwing ink or dye npon them. Mrs. James Sennett, who lives on Ninth avenue, is ono of the scoundrel's victims. Last evening she wore an expensive Easter dress of old rose silk while calling on some friends. On the way home a man followed her hnsband and herself and acted so suspiciously that Mr. Sennett turned to sneak to the fellow. When Mrs. Sennett reached home she found that her ele gant silk was blotched with deep purple stains. The stuff was so penetrating that some of it discolored the lady's undergarments. The culprit is described as a rough loosing fellow, of middle height and with a short light mustache. It is believed that he is a religious crank who thinks that his mission is to abolish all vanities, and considers the attire of New York women a flagrant vanity. Tbe entire police force is on the lookout for the ink slinger. CLARKS0N IS TIRED. no Will Reslsn Jane 1 nnd GIvo the Guillo tine n Rest. SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. Washington. April 7. It was definitely announced to-day that James S. Clarkson, First Assistant In Postmaster General Wana maker's office, will retire from his place on Junol. Mr. Clarkson's resignation, to take effect on that date, has been prepared and will be handed in shortly. Mr. Clarkson is tired of the place and its drudgery. The pay is $4,000 a year, and this is not at all commensurate with bis duties. Be sides, as he says, he only took the place tempo rarily, and he has been ready to leave it for a number of months. He has been importuned to hang on until now. when he can hand ovar tho office to other hands. A TAILORS' STRIKE THREATENED. Youngitown Journeymen Demand Sloro Money for Making Coats. rSPECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Y0UNOST0WN, April 7. The journeymen tailors of the city this afternoon served notices on the merchant tailors demanding an advance of 20 per cent over the present wages for mak ing coats. No advance has been asked for making pants and vests. If the advance is not conceded at 8 o'clock to-morrow morning the journeymen assert they will go out on strike. Merchant tailors seen this afternoon stated the advance wonld not be given, as they could not afford it. GUNS ARE USED. Shot in n Qnnrrel About a Woman and Dan- gcronsly Wounded. ISPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 Charleston, W. Va April 7. Old Nick has broke loose in this county again. W. E. Morgan and W. E. Thomas had a row to-day over a line fence. Thomas got a double bar reled shotgun and fired into the crowd. A man named Cochran was dangerously wounded. Henry Valentine was shot this morning by James Brown in a row about a woman. Deputy Sheriff Spiccr Miller was dangerously stabbed by ono B. Williams while resisting arrest. Crookedness Is Charged. Minneapolis, April 7. F. P. Norris, a real estato dealer, has disappeared, and numerous charges of crooked dealings on his part aro coming to light. Fraudulent real estate deals and forgeries both of checks and deeds are the offenses complained of. Miss Coffin Pronounced Insane. FECIAL TELIG BAM TO THE DISPATCH.1 New York, April 7. Miss Harriet Coffin, whose case has attracted so much attention, was to-day adjudged insane. It took the jury an hour to arrive at this conclusion, THREE CENTS BOLT II THE PARTY. -z. Pr6 snt Kep uMicans Avow ".i h tly That They o ?"& WILL SvSE DELAMATEE Vn -0- On the Gronik lt He sepresents Political Bossism. A YICTOET FOE THE DEMOCRATS Is Assured Unless Another Republican. i3 Nominated. STATE CHAIRMAN ANDREWS SCORED Interviews with Wharton Barker and Thomas W. Phillips, prominent Repub licans, shows that there is considerable dis satisfaction in the party ranks at the pros pect of the nomination of Delamater for Governor. ISrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCTL1 Philadelphia, April 7. Ex-Senator Emery's speech at Bradford on Friday night, in which he made a declaration of war against the candidacy of Delamater for Governor, has fanned into life the Inde pendent fires which have been smouldering since the campaign of 1882. Wharton Barker, one of the most active of the old time Independent Republicans, was seen at the office of Barker Bros. & Co., at Fourth and Chestnut streets, to-day When asked what the Independents would do in the case of Delamater's nomination, he said: "The Independents with whom 1 have talked will not vote for Mr. Delamater. They regard him as the representative of the worst type of political bossism, and will vote against him openly. If nominated he will represent a political boss, Senator Quay. No man can serve two masters in politics or religion, and Delamater can't serve Quay and the people, too. Besides, if Emery's charges are true, he is unfit to be the candi date of the party on his own account, even though he owned no boss. The Independents won't support a candidate who is openly charged with violating the laws and Consti tution of the State he'asks to be made Gov ernor of." VICTORY POK inE DEHOCEATS. "If Delamater is nominated will the Inde pendents nominate. a third ticket?" "Probably not. A revolt, if effective, will result, as it did in 1S52. in the election of tha Democratic candidate for Governor. If tho Democrats nominate a man like ex-Governor Paulson. ex-Congressman Mortimer F. Elliott or Col. Charles F. Bancs the Independents will probably prefer to vote for him direct. It will only require half as many Republican votes to defeat Mr. Delamater, if cast directly for tho Democratic candidate, as it will if they are case for a third candidate. I am In favor of taking; the shortest road to defeat a bad Republican nomination, and the shortest road is to vote for the Democrat." "Is your feeling shared by any large number of the Independents?" "Yes. Nearly all the Independents I have talked with feel as I do npon this subject." "Will there be an organization as in 1882, and a canvass of tbe State by Independent speak ers:'' "Undoubtedly. Ex-Senator Emery has al ready announced bis position in public He 13 sustained by ex-Senator Lee, Thomas W. Phil lis and other leading oil men. The declaration of war sounded by Emery will doubtless be re peated in every county in the State before election by able Republican speakers if the Delamater programme Is carried out." WIDESPEEAD DISSATISFACTION. Just as Thomas W. Phillips, the great oil producer, wa3 leaving his home in New Castle this evening for the'oil country, he wa3 inter viewed by a Dispatch correspondent in re gard to the trouble in the Republican ranks In Pennsylvania. Mr. Phillips was at firsf adverse to talking politics, but in answer to questions, made the following statement: "I would say, so far as I know, there is at present no organized movement to defeat tho election ot Mr. Delamater in case he should bo nominated for Governor. I know, however, that there is a widespread dissatisfaction in the Republican ranks in regard to the efforts and methods being put forth to secure the nomination of Mr. Delamater. and I also know that this disaffection and dissatisfaction Is not confined to those wno have heretofore been de nominated as Independent Republicans: but it 13 too early to state yet whether this disaffec tion will assume an organized form in case he should received the nomination. Tho opposi tion to tho nomination of Mr. Delamater Is widespread and growing in tho oil country. The same sentiment Is very pronounced In Pittsburg and exists also in Philadelphia, and. In fact, in many other portions of the State. Being a Republican myself, I am very desirous that the nominee of the party should be ac ceptable to tbe Republicans generally and that the ticket may be elected by its usual large majority this fall. DON'T T.IKE ANDREWS' METHODS. "1 would add this: Members of the Republi can party have good reason to be dissatisfied with the special efforts which have been pot forth by the Republican State Chairman in behalf of Senator Delamater. They do not think It is either jnst or fair that their Chair man should use the machinery of the Republi can party in behalf of any one person seeking the nomination to the disadvantage and for the express purpose of defeating others who seek tho nomination, who have at least equal stand ing and ability. It is believed tbata Chairman's dnty is to see fair play and give those who seek tho high honor an equal chance to secure the indorsement ot the party In convention." Hon. J. W. Lee. of Franklin, being a candi date for the Republican nomination for Congress in his district, positively refused last evening to be interviewed on the dissatis faction in tbe party. SDIT TO REC0TER 3,000,000. Fraudulent Issne of Bonds to That Amount Claimed by a Bondholder. New Yoke; April 7. Judge O'Brien, of the Supreme Court, heard argument in the special term to-day upon a demurrer to a complaint In the suit of James J. Belden against the Colum bus, Hocking Valley and Toledo Railroad Company to recover $3,000,000. Belden claims that In 1881 tbe company fraudulently issued that amount in first mortgage bonds. Tho plaintiff holds $.30,000 In bonds and demands that tbe proceeds of this fraudulent issne and such of the bonds as are In tbe hands of the original holders be surrendered to the company for the benefit of the bona fide holders. The complaint is demurred to on the ground that it does not set forth sufficient facts to con stitute a case of action. Decision was re served, AMERICAN CAPS ADOPTED. Innovations to Follow the Introduction of tha Smokeless Powder. Beblet, April 7. Marked changes are about being made in the uniform of the German army. Conspicuous among them will be the abolition of the famous Prussian military cap and the adoption of one made from an Ameri can pattern. The stand-up collar is also doffed. These and other Innovations are to follow the introdnction of smokeless powder and are in tended to add still further to the invisibility of the soldiers in action. Even the picturesque red Hussars and other gaily dressed regi ments will have to be re-clothed. A Hearty Appetite. Belletoste, Pa., April 7. Andrews, tha condemned murderer, eats heartily and does not weaken In the least, and it is the opinion of all that he will treat the gallows as firmly as Hopkins. A letter received from England, Andrews' home, says he is Insane at times and that all of his relatives had attacks of periodi cal insamty. and he surely would not have at tacked the girl without a motive. They argue, therefore, he must have been Insane when he committed the deed. I M v ., " j". .