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WHERE YOU ARE LOCATED.
THE EVERT MOKSK5G DISPATCH IS
THE BEST WANT DIRECTORY
FORTY-SIXTH YEAR.
ITALY'S NEXT MOVE,
The Action of the Government
at Rome Awaited With
Keen Interest.
OPINIONS OF DIPLOMATS.
They Eegard Blaine's Letter as
Clever, But Affording lTo
Tangible Satisfaction.
EDDIKI TALKS IN PAEL1AMENT,
And Still Asserts That the American
GoTernment Must Ee Responsible
for the Individual States.
IS A QUESTIO.VJF CIYIL1ZATI0N.
tor Plcci Thizis Thit the Becrettry ef Stilt
Wis Ixtaly Too Polite to & Weak
tti Btrknjt Ktticr.
HALT TOO POOE TO PAT TEE CABLE TOLLS
IFROlt A BTXVT COEBESFOXDEXT.l
Washington, April 16. The all-en-grossing
topic of conversation here to-day
was the latest Italian-a.mericao corre
spondence ia regard to the Sew Orleans
lynching.
No Tien- of the matter obtainable is dif
feient from that suggested in these tele
grams last evening, which was that Secre
tary Blaine made a very dashing reply, in
which he elaborates and makes plainer his
former position that the Federal Govern
ment will do all it can to bring the lynch
ers to bock; that the relatives of the mur
dered men have recourse in State and
t'nitcd States Courts; that the right to in
demnity is not admitted, but will be con
sidered, and that it remains to be estab
lished that any treaty has been violated.
Begardless of sex, age, party or condition
the reply of Mr. Blaine is commended as
one which will put Premier di Budini to
bis wits' end to retort upon successfully.
Promises No Tangible Satisfaction.
Of course the matter is discussed in dip
lomatic circles only sub rosa. Diplomats
are utterly debirred from expressing opin
ions to the public touching international
discussions. In private conversation to-day,
however, with several members of foreign
legations. The Dispatch correspondent
found but one opinion, and that is that Air.
Blaine's position is all that can be asked
with reason, though it promise's absolutely
no tangible satisfaction to the Italian Gov
ernment. The truth is, diplomats in "Washington,
from the inception of this episode, have
been convinced that the bluster of Di Bu
dini was merely for political effect and ad
vantage at home. They appreciated his al
most painful ignorance of United States
law and the relations of the States to the
Feilcral Government at its full value, and
in the beginning admitted that the position
of the Italian Government would be fonnd
untenable. Baron Fava knew this very
well, and used his office to the utmost to in
duce the Italian Premier to change his atti
tude, and to his fellow diplomats the Mar
quis Imperial! now secretly admits that Di
Budini blundered wofully.
All Watting for the Next Step.
All the diplomats are now excessively
curious to know what will be the next step
ot the Italian Government, and whether it
will break off completely all diplomatic in
tercourse with the United States. It seems
to be a general impression that Di Bndini
will swallow the explanation of Mr. Blaine
as aperlectly satisfactory reply, and resume
ss soon as convenient the formal display of
diplomatic friendship.
Few Senators and members of the Honse
are in the city. Ot" these the half dozen who
could be found were unstinted in their
praise of Secretary Blaine, analyzing his
letter as a remarkably simple, lucid and
forcible presentation of the American view
of the question. Senator Plumb, of Kansas,
always blunt and pointed in his language,
probably took the most remarkable view of
the matter.
"We have already wasted too much lung
and brain power on the subject," said he
this afternoon. "We have magnified this
beggar-ridden, impoverished country, which
exists by the exhibition of her ruins to
globe-trotting Americans, into an equal of
our own Bepublic, the strongest and richest
nation of the world. Suppose the Italian
Minister is recalled? "Who cares? His
Departure Is of No More Consequence
to the American people than if the banana
vender who presides over a push-cart at the
corner of Fifteenth and F streets should
close out business and decide to go home.
It's just one man less to board, and -that's
the only subject lor thought there is in the
whole matter. Of course, there's got to be
a lot of letter writing over the affair, but
Mr Blaine is attending to that most admir
ably. No one could do any better. His
letter sticks close to the question and has
not a single weak feature.
"iheonlv fault I find with it is that it is
too confounded courteous. I don't like to sec
so much politeness run to waste. It is ridicu
lous tbat all this bother and tremendously ser
ious and formal correspondence should result
from the killing of two or three wretched
scoundrels and murderers who left their coun
try for their country's good. Of course the
lynching wits a horrible and disgraceful affair,
out does any one believe the ltaliau Govern
ment cares a straw for the dead murderersT
Ufcouibe it does not. and there is just where
the meanest part of the whole business comes
in. Wo are made a cat's-paw to pull the new
Italian Ministry' chestnuts out of the fire. It
might have been undiDlomatic, but I swear to
you if I hid been in hecretary Blaino's shoes I
would have told the Italian Premier that he
could not use me to boost himself and to send
on his gunboats and take his legation in out of
tne wet as quickly as possible."
LlGlTTNEB.
SAY BLAINE IS DODOIHG.
Tho View Advanced by Some of the Italian
,. Newspapers.
TZcmtl Acnl IA The Tribuna cavsht Rne.
ettrjTialiio sg 6bpve?4o divert tjjej
attention of Italy frpru the real question at
issue. But this, it adds, will not easily be done.
The Ooiniont applauds -the declaration of
Premier di Rudini. but says the public ought
Jto reserve Its judgment Vn", the affair until the
'text of Mr. Blaine's l&Sfcnotois'known.
- v.
RUDINI IN SpMMENT.
HE
MAKES A 8PECH0?MJ- THE HEW
OELEAHS iHClDEKTi" ' ':
Tbat America Is 'ot Responsible for the
Individual States Can't Bo Admitted
The Full Text of Blaine's Reply Not
Yet Received In Rome.
Bome, April 1G. The New Orleans
lynching received attention in the Chamber
of Deputies to-day. Questions in regard to
it were raised by various members. Pre
mier Budini, in replying, said tbat the
Italian Government had not yet received
Mr. Blaine's note. He was not prepared to
make a definite statement to the Chamber of
the views and purposes of the Cabinet until
the noto had been officially received and care
fully read and considered.
However, he would say that Italy conld not
admit that the diplomatio incident wasplosed
until the United States had acknowledged the
duty of delivering the guilty parties over to
justice, and bad acknowledged the further
duty of indemnifying the families ot the vic
tims who were Italian subjects. Italy could not
admit that the United States Oovernment had
no responsibility for acts committed within the
jurisdiction of the individual States. This
phase of tho present complication was. In his
opinion, one which interested not only Italy
but all the governments of the civilized world.
He felt confident, however, that the matter
would be settled without creating political diffi
culties between Italy and America. But he
could not refrain from expressing a feeling of
regret tbat tbo Government of a country so
highly civilized as the United States should not
f ulfil the duties of justice ki morality.
Iu conclusion Marquis' di Rudini gave ex
pression to the hope that notwithstanding the
occurrence of Incidents greatly to be re
gretted in the controversy between Italy and
the United States, means of conciliation honor
able to both countries would be found. In the
course of nts reply to the Interpellations the
Premier said tbat on learning of the certainty
tbat four of the lynched men were Italians, the
Italian Government immediately directed tbo
attention of tne United States Government to
the matter and received from that Govern
ment satisfactory assurances, which were aft
erward personally confirmed Dy Mr. Porter,the
United States Minister.
Reading President Harrison's Telegram.
The Premier then read the telegram which
President Harrison sent the Governor of Louis
iana on March 15, and added tbat the Ital
ian Government, like President Harrison, de
manded tbat the guilty parties be brought to
jnstice and tbat indemnity bo granted to the
families ot the victims. As the action of the
United States, cuntinued the Premier, had not
corresponded witn its promises, tbe ItalianJ
Government was constrained to demand a
formal assurance that the guilty parties should
be denounced, and that the title to indemnity
should be admitted in principle.
Tbe United States Government, however
failed to give this assurance, replyinc tbat tbe
Constitution of tbe United States did not per
mit the Federal Government to interfere in
State affairs. Tbe Premier then proceeded to
give a detailed account or the negotiations be
tween tbe Italian and American Governments,
ending with tbe order of Baron Fava to take
his departure on leave of absence, seeing that
he bad proved tbe inutility of diplomatic action.
Tbe Marquis Imperial! was instructed to
state that the incident would not be closed un
til tbe Federal Government had explicitly de
clared that legal proceedings against the
lynchers would be promptly begun. Premier
di Rudini declined to make a statement re
garding becietary Blame's note, which be said
he had not yet received, until he bad read tbe
text of the paper. He expressed himself as
being confident of tbe nltimate settlement of
the whole matter in a manner favorable to the
rights of Italy and of those of all civilized
government, all or whom were interested with
Italy on the point at issue.
A Matter of Profound Regret.
If it were proved to be Impossible to obtain a
favorable solution of tbe Droulem.erave compli
cations would not arise, but he would deem
it a matter of profound regret that the people of
the United States, 10 far advanced in civiliza
tion, should show themselves far removed
from the principles of right and justice uni
versally proclaimed and scrupulously observed
by Europe. These sentiments of the Premier
were loudly cheered by all the deputies.
After the adjournment of the Chamber of
Deputies to-day an Associated Press corres
pondent called upon tbe Marquis di Budini
and asked him if it was possible for him to give
an opinion for publication in regard to. tbe re-
?ly of the United States Secretary of State,
Ir. Blaine, to his (tbeMarauis ai Budini) last
note on tbe subject of tbe New Orleans lynch
ing. In reply the Marquis-di Rudini said in
substance tbat tbe cabled summaries of Mr.
Blaiue's reply, which had been sent to Rome,
and which he had seen in the public press of
this city, were too brief and otherwise inade
quate for him to form a definite
opinion, much less give an opinion
lor publication, if he -felt justified
inadoptinc tbe latter course of action. The
Marquis added that be preferred not to say
anytning further while awaiting tbe receipt of
the full text of Mr. Blaine's reply, except tbat
be was not and had always bean sincerely de
sirious of a friendly solution of tho difficulties
at present existing between tbe Italian Govern
ment and the Government of tbe United State-
Though tbe full correspondence given out in
Washington yesterday was telegraphed to Lon
don' and was published in tbe English papers,
only a nummary was telegraphed from London
to the Italian papers, on account of their disin
clination pay tbe tolls from London for tbe
full correspondence. This explains the above
remarks of the Marquis di Rudini.
OUB COKSTITUTIOK ATTACKED
By Count d'Arco in an Interview With
Minister Porter.
New York, April 16. The Italian papers
which reached New York contain, among many
interesting comments of the press upon the de
parture of Baron Fava from Washington, an
official version of tbe interview which took
place at the Italian Foreign Office between
United States Minister Porter and Count
d'Arco, who, during the absence of tbeMarquis
di Rudini in Florence, was in charge of the
foreign Office. ,
Minis terPorter defended at length the conduct
of tbe United States Federal Government and
sougbt to seek delay. Finally Count d'Arco
turned and put to tbe American Minister the
following question in "pressing terms:"
'-Suppose," said he, "that a duzen Americans
were accused of treason and assassinated in
some Italian city. Suppose tbat our Govern
ment should claim tbat it was unable to proceed
against the gnilty parties, not having tbe
power to interfere with the local judicial
authorities in the discharge of the duties which
are incumbent npon them. What wonld you
do? What would tbe Federal Government of
tbe United States doT
At this demand Minister Porter "shook him
self vivaciously, and let it be clearly seen that
in such a case he would be prepared "to over
throw half the world."
What would tbe civilized world what
would tbe United States ot America think of
such action, or, rather, of such inaction?"
Minister Porter was evidently greatly embar
rassed, and sought tn explain bow tbe Consti
tution of tbe United States differed essentially
from the Italian constitution, and how it was
simply impossible for the Federal Government
to interfere in the local affairs of Louisiana.
But Coant d'Arco replied quickly: "We
hate nothing to do with your shortcomings or
its merits. If it is badly bung together it is
for the citizens of America to correct it, not us.
We do not know a constitution worthy of a
civilized people which does not seenre full and
jun application of the penal code, which U the
nrst basis of a civilized society."
ITALIAH-AHEEICAH OFrNION.
Blaine's Noto a Yulgnr, Insidious, Peevish
Plea, Saying Nothing. '
New York, April Id In its issue of theTfth
VEcode Italia will say: "Blaine's last note to
the Marquis di Budini, thoroughly examined,
leaves tbe impression of a vulgar, insidious,
peevish plea, such as a counsellor with more
artfulness than honesty usually attempts for a
bad client and a wretched suit. He dodges tbe
main issne, he rambles about, and in tbe whole
says notbiutr. In Rome it will certainly be con
sidered in this light."
Volunteers for the War.
NEWnpaa, N. Y.f April IS.-An artillery
company( for service against Italy, has been
formed In Highland Falls. One hundred and I
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FOBTEB GOING, TOO.
The American Minister to Borne to Depart
on Leave of Absence.
London, April 16. The Chroniclt't Rome
correspondent says tbat Mr. Porter, the Amer
ican Minister, is about to depart from Borne on
a three months' leave of absence.
THE SOUTHERN ALLIANCE
WILI, lTOt PABTICIPATE IN THE THIED
PABTY CQHVEHTIOS.
Colonel Livingston Says That the Next
Congress Will Be Given a Chance Be
fore Separate Action Is Taken The
Kansas President Entirely Too Hasty.
TSPEOAI. TXLEQBAM TO THE D1SPATCH.1
Atlanta, April 16. The call of Presi
dent McGrath of the Kansas Alliance upon
Southern Alliance men to join in a distinct
third party was answered to-day by Colonel
L. F. Livingston. He said: "Southern
Alliance men will not participate in that
convention. This whole question was care
fully considered at Ocala last December,
and a convention of delegates in the
several farmers and labor organizations in the
union was called for February 22, 1892. At this
convention the demands as agreed upon were
to be submitted to tbe two political parties, and
In the event tbat neither of them should agree
to such a policy as demanded, then a second
convention should be called.
"I do no.1 know by what authority the Cin
cinnati convention is called, out certainly Mc
Grath has no right, as President ot tbe State
Alliance of Kansas, to endeavor to commit
Alliance men to such a policy as indi
cated in the Associated Press reports.
Such a course of conduct would do
harm all along the line. The Ocala
convention has provided the remedy for en
forcing our demands, and upon that our peoplo
are largely agreed. A third party may become
a necessity to enforce our demands, but cer
tainly until the two parties now in existence
refuse our people any encouragement or recog
nition an attempt to create a third party Is un
necessary, hazardous and unwise.
"There is quite a prejudice in the Northwest
among tbe Alliance men against affiliating with
either party. Whether this can bo overcome Is
a qnestlon for tho future, and .chiefly depends
npon the action of the Fifty-second Congress,
which is largely Democratic H the Congress
now elected should refuse toglve tbe relief now
demanded, or a reasonable substitute therefor,
then It is my opinion the Northwest will be
clamorous for a third party with far more sym
pathy In the Southern States than Is now cal
culated upon. I have all confidence that the'
Democratic party will give us the relief we
seek. The Northwestern Alliance men have
no such confidence in the Democratic party
any more than the Republican party. What Is
the' difference between us nowT Time will show
which is right."
KILLED AXD CEEMATED.
A Maryland Central Freight Train Breaks
Through a Trestle.
Baltimore, April IS. A freight train of 13
cars and 3 engines on the Maryland Central
Railroad broke through a trestle this morning
at Fallston. near this city. Nine men were on
the train; three were killed and two injured.
Two others were able to jump and escaped.
The cars were quickly ablaze and burned. The
injured men were brought tn Baltimore and
were taken to the Maryland University Hos
pital. The killed and injured are as follows: Killed
John Martin, James Dodson. Benjamin
Spracebanks; Injured Charles Watts and
Walter Hawkins. The physicians say that
Watts and Hawkins will live. Only tbe body
ot Martin was recovered from the wreck. The
bodies of Dodson and Sprucebanks were de
stroyed by fire.
ANOTHER ELECIKOCHTIOk'
Scheduled to Come Off in New York State
During the Coming Week.
rSPXrlAI. TZLEOKA1C TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
New Yoee. April 16Wustice Calvin E.
Pratt, of tbe Supreme Court, to-day denied the
motion for a stay of the execution of Nicola
Trezza, pending an appeal from the decision of
Judge Moore, of the Court of Sessions, brook
lyn, refusing to grant a new trial to the young
Italian murderer.
Trezza enters ou the last week of his life on
Sunday. His counsel, ex-Judge Abram H.
Dalley, fcays be has discovered new evidence
tbat 1 rezza shot Alexander Salvano in self-defense.
Dalley will move In some other court
to-day for a stay, and If he does not succeed In
securing delav be proposes to make an appeal
to Governor Hill for a reprieve tor his client
WHITE BEPTTBLICAHS.
First Meeting of tbe Kind Ever Held In
South Carolina.
mrECTAt, TELEGRAM TO TOE DISrATCH.1
CHARLESTOX. 8. C, April 18. A significant
political meeting was held at tbe State Capitol
to-day. It was the first white Republican meet
ing ever held in the State, and is said to be
largely the outgrowth of tho Alliance wave,
which swept over this State last year. At the
meeting were many citizens who have' hereto
fore been associated with tho straightout
Democratic party.
Among them were Dr. Bowen, Mr. Hannam,
of Spartanburg; James Hunter, of Union; Dr.
Monroe, of Union, and others. Fifty-one clubs
were represented. Tbe meeting elected dele
gates to tbe Republican League Convention,
which meets at Cincinnati on April 2L
THE COLOB LUTE
Drawn at a Meeting or the Farmer' Alli
ance Secret Branch.
SFECIAL TELEGRAM TO TOE DISPATCH. 1
Columbus, April 16. The secret branch of
tbe Farmers' Alliance convened to-day, with
13 counties of the State represented. They
will form a State organization and adopt a con
stitution. Governor Campbell and L. L. Polk,
National President, delivered addresses to
night. It is stated tbat attbe secret session this aft
ernoon the Allianre drew the color line and
will not admit negroesv Tbe qnestion of at
tending tbe Cincinnati Conference will come
up later.
WILL DISOBEY THE LAW.
West Virginia Mine Operators Will Test the
New Statutes.
Charleston, W. Va., April 16. The coal
operators of tbe Kanawha Valley met here to
day and passed resolutions to continue opera
tions without regard to tberecently en
acted laws to provide for the weighing and
measuring of coal before screened and to pre
vent tbe payment ot operatives in anything
else than lawful money. They claim the laws
are unconstitutional, and will test them in the
courts.
The United Mine Workers, in convention,
have demanded the enforcement of tbe laws.
HIGHEST ON EECOKD.
The Death Rate in Now York Reaches tho
Top Notch.
rsrrciAL tiled bam to tux dispatch.:
New York, April 16. The nnmber at deaths
reported to-day for the 24 hours preceding was
227, being 12 more than tbe nnmber reported on
Tuesday last. This is tbe highest death rate of
the year. There were only 25 grip cases, how
ever, and only one which was attributed
solely to grip. "V
For the the days of this week the total
i nam-
ber ot deaths reported has been 9S4.'
THE HAFIA AT SHAMOKIH.
An Italian Stabbed for Refusing to Join the
Dread Organization.
Shamokin, April ia Last night Joseph
Cartot, an Italian, was stabbed by someone in
a crowd of his countrymen who attacked him.
He escaped before being very seriously iu
lured. To-day Cartot had Martin Zalla and Andrew
Zana arrested for attemntcd assassination, and
testified that these men had asked bim to join
the Mafla. which he nf used to do. (The orison
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PITTSBURG,
A COKE EEGION PANIC
Because of a Report That tbe Troops
Will Be Withdrawn To-Day.
OPERATORS ENTER A HOT PROTEST.
Tbe Beports Sent to Pattison Bald to Bs Too
Eose-Colored.
LOAR'S TESTIHONI AT THE 1HQCEST
OTOU A STAFT CORRESrOXDEXT.l
Mt. Pleasakt. April 1G. The Tenth
Beciment has been ordered to leave here at
9 o'clock to-morrow morning, causing in
tense anxiety in all quarters. A protest has
been made by the majority ot the people in
the coke region, by whom it is considered
that thjs move will immediately be followed'
by a general uprising of the cofcers. Are
monstrance was telegraphed from here. For
the past two weeks, or since the killing at
Morewood, the strikers have been as quiet
and docile as could be asked, and only the
low-toned mntterings against the operators
gave evidence that they were not peaceful in
spirit as well as in action.
Governor Pattison cannot be blamed for
calling tbe troops away; from the fact that
his official reports from General "Wiley have
been indicative of a lasting peace. He was
made to believe that newspaper reports
were wrong and that there was nothing
to prove the discontent of the strikers.
Neither General Wiley norany.other.officer
of the military can learn the inside facts as
they exist, bnt was compelled to send In just
what he saw. Men who were able to go
among the strikers and hear what they
might cay can better jndge of the condi
tions. Confidential Talks With Strikers.
During the two weeks spent in the region
The Dispatch representative has asso
ciated with tbe strikers and talked with
them confidentially. Their leaders are
making an effort 'to keep them cool, bnt
nevertheless the masses of the foreign ele
ment still thirst for revenge for the killing
of their comrades at Morewood. No one
better understands the disposition of the
cokers than do the Bamsey brothers, Mana
ger Lynch, of the Frick Company, and
Manager Brennen, 'of the McClnre Com
pany. The Messrs. Bamsey were oloseted with
the military officers here yesterday for fully
an hour, urging the necessity of keeping tbe
troops on duty. Morris Ramsey, general man
ager of the Southwest Coal and Coke Com
pany, is in the position to be most
seriously affected by the withdrawal, as he is
stationed at Morewood, where the first trouble,
if there is any, is likely to occur. At 6 o'clock
this evening Manager Brennen, of the Mc
Clnre Company, received a telegram at his
office in Scottdale from General Wiley an
nouncing that the troops were ordered in. He
was greatly surprised that such a decision
would be made by tbe Governor, and immedi
ately telegraphed a protest in Wblcb he stated
tbat the condition or affairs does not warrant
the move and it would prove a great mistake.
In speaking ot the affair. Mr. Brennen said:
"Governor Pattison is certainly misinformed
or he would nor order the soldiers to leave. It
is very dangerons to do so. Of course I will
not be affected, as I don't think the men will
bother my plants. I have no deputies there
and don't propose to have them until it be
comes necessary. Morris Ramsey is in tbe
worst position, and the troops shonld not have
been removed until he had his plant at More
wood In operation. This is where tbe trouble
will occurflrst, if they rajse a disturbance.'aud
I think it is liable to come."
Call It a Honey-Saving Scheme.
Some of the residents of Scottdale seemed
prone to censure the Governor, and one ef
them said tbatIt was a money-saving 'scteSft,
ana that it would do great barm. Everybody
in the place seems to dread to-morrow nlgbt,
and there Is still a hope that the order ot the
Governor will be rescinded. The labor leaders
say tbere will be no trouble as a result of the
withdrawal of tbe troop, though some of them
say they would have preferred a lodger stay.
"If there bad never been any troops nor any
deputies there never would have been any
trouble," said Michael Bonltt, a member of tbe
Executive Board, when informed ot tbe order
by The Dispatch representative. "Putting
armed men about a coke works makes the men
angry because they are distrusted, and as a re
sult mere was trouoie. it an tbe operators
would do just as John Brennen, ot tbe McClure
Company, put tbe men on tbelr honor, tbere
would never be any trouble of any kind.
Brennen seems to know what be is doing, and
be gets along better than any other manager in
we region. '
Mr. Barrett's opinion Booms to be shared by
the majority of tbe labor leaders, and thev re
spect Mr. Brennen tor the position taken by
him. Not one of tbe leaders will admit tbat
the strike is in tbe least weakening. They felt
a little blue for a couple of days on account"!
a delay in securing tbe money needed. Now
tbat Is rolling slowly in, and tbe leaders have
assumed tbelr confident air, and declare that
unless the operators give in August will come
before the strike is settled.
Sure to Lengthen tho Strike.
One thing is certain, tbe removal of tbe mili
tary will lengthen tbe strike by at least a
couple of weeks, and perhaps longer. The
men were not going to work very rapidly as it
was, but tbe operators were making headway,
and would doubtless win with the assistance of
an armed force to guard the men at work.)
J. here are scores of men who are afraid to go
to work if they are not protected, because ot
the strikers.tbreatening to do all manner ot
things to them and their families. Whatever
reason tbere may be for their fears, they have
so worked on the men as to keep some away
from work. However, there are still hundreds
of men who are standing solid for tbe principle
for which they began the tight.
Actual starvation Is alleged by tbe operators,
but as an offset at labor headquarters they
show tbat they are giving out orders dally for
goods at the groceries. Manager Brennen told
of the case of a man named Allison, of West
Overton, whose family had been a day without
ioou. itiicnaei Aioacn, oi tne committee on
Supplies, said to-day tbat tbis same Allison
had received more money than any other man.
"He is a chronic blackleg," said Roach, "His
record has been to go in on every strike held.
He is the hardest man wa have ever had to
contend with. I have here my books to show
that in 1SS7 he went in on us. Just before he
did it I gave him a $3 order, and he traded it
for three pints of whisky. Then we had to give
bis wife another order to keep his family. Now
we don't give orders to men unless we know
them to be sober. Their wives must come
around now. I suppose Allison got out of
wblsKy money and bad to go to work."
Not an Oven in Good Shape.
Mr. Roach, in a general talk on the situation,
said that there Is not an oven in the region
which is charged to its utmost capacity. They
became cold during the long lay-off, and it Is
impossible to fill tbem up immediately, hut
they must wait until thoy get hot again. Others
present said tbat at Morewood not over 25
bushels are put In an oven calculated to take 140
bushels. These figures may be low, but the
ovens are certainly not filled.
Michael Bonett Is authority for the statement
that John Mclndoe, a fireman at Morewood,
was discharged by Manager Ramsey, and the
only cause for it was tbe tact that be gave dam
aging evidence before the coronor's jury. To
day it was reDorted tbat Morewood had about
tbe same number of men at work as yesterday.
Tbat is, about 105. Tbe labor men claim that
tbe number is very high, and that some of tbe
men work part ot the time in the pit and
a while lu the yard, and are counted in both
places.
At Painter to-day there wero eight new men
at work, and two of the old ones were reported
sick, which leaves a force of 89 men. All the
ovens that were ready were charged to-day,and
some nf thoso left full were drawn. Tbe second
pit -a ill be started to-morrow. To-day threo
men from Enterprise went to Manager Bronnen
and asked him to start his plant there. He
told them to go back and if tbey produced the
men the works will be started to-morrow morn
ing. He doesn't care to begin with fewer than
60 men, and if be can't get that number will
take whoever want work to Painter and give
them places. A meeting ot tbe Painter Assem
bly was held to-night to vote on the question
ot resuming work, but tbe result has not yet
been" announced. ,
Starting More of tho Plants.
Manager Lynch, ot tbo Frick Company, sajs
that bis works all have lnoreaseii forces, and.
be proposes to continue. To-day BommK was
started up with about 8 men, This plant has
-sllUST8A Mr. y&cDHiygTrrtneej.tilimergenoxC
FKIDAY, APKIL 17. 1891. THREE CENTa M
nlugfulL The other day the men voted to go
to work, but on account of some hitch refused
to do so until to-day. Calumot is reported as
having started to-day with a small force. More
will be started Monday.
The coke operators are better organized than
ever before, and this is one of the reasons that
they are able to make such a hard fight In this
case. Every day Messrs. Brennen and Lynch
bavo a conference and receive reports from all
the plants of the region, and all the companies
are working together. Mr. Brennen says that
thev are nrnnnmrl tn hanir nnt lonrnr than ever
before, and are bound to win.
The iabormen received reinforcements in tho
way of a considerable amount of cash to-day.
James McBryde, a member of the Executive
Committee, who went to Columbus for assist
ance, returned to-day with a large supply of
money and a great deal of renewed hope. He
had a conference with the head men of the
Federation ot Labor, and received promises
lormore money. Several thousand dollars were
disbursed to the men at labor headquarters to
day. Each plant has a committeeman wbo re
ceives tbe money and then deals out orders to
his men. No money is given to any of tha
strikers.
A Charge of Importing Italians.
The labor men now say tbat Italians are be
ing imported into the region and there is evi
dently some grounds for the assertion, as tbey
are appearing on all sides. Tbey do not come
in very great numbers, but 200 are said to have
come in on one train. This will havo a ten
dency to cause some trouble where thoy are
employed. M. W. Wise went out to-day to try
to urge some of these Interlopers to go away
again. Messrs. Wise and Deisman addressed a
meeting of strikers at Whitney tbis evening.
To-day at West Overton a crowd of women
and girls surrounded Sam Allison and John
Anderson, who are working at Painter, and
with tin pans, etc, gave them a serenade.
They made no attempt to do the men
any Injury, but only tried to shame tbem
Into quitting work. The men got away as
quickly as tbey could break through the ranks.
Thirty men were ar.-ested to-day at Lotter on a
charge ol rioting. Among tbe number was
John McDuff, wbo says that he was not present
but has been informed tbat the beating of the
tin pans' by the Women was'all there was ot tho
alleged riot. Parker,
THE OFFICERS TESTIFY
IB" THE COBOHEE'S INQUEST OVEB THE
ROSEWOOD VICTIMS.
Captain Loar Swears Positively He Gave No
Order to Fire The Murderous Intentions
of the Mob Proved Sheriff Clawson Tes
tifies. rSPECIAL TELEOEAJI TO THE DISPATCH.!
Geeeksbueo, April 16. The Coroner's
Jury in the Morewood riot cases, after a long
siege in the courtroom to-day and a' Hard
fight all aronnd, adjourned nntil to-morrow
morning at 9 o'clock. A1 the witnesses
examined in the forenoon testified to the
bloodthirsty threats of the mob as it marched
toward Morewood. The testimony in the
afternoon. was equally strong against the
rioters.
Sheriff Clawson testified he was called to
Morewood March 29. He then drove to
Tarr's to communicate with the Governor.
He could hear the strikers gathering at
Tarr's. When ha got back to Morewood
they were gathering on the hill. He esti
mated the crowd at about 600 men. They made
a raid upon the works and destroyed considera
ble property. They tbeo left for the Standard
Works. Superintendent Ramsey and the Sheriff
went into a dark alley to see if tbey could not
recognize some of the rioters as tbey passed.
The Strength of the Deputies on Gnard.
The Sheriff bad 22 deputies at Morewood at
the time. After that night he put on 70 depu
ties. He was not there on Wednesday night,
ah be came back with two prisoners. Captain
Loar's men had been sworn in on tbe Saturday
night before tbe shooting. His instructions
were, if they saw anyone destroying property
they were to shoot, if tbey could not protect It
any other way. Captain Loar did not volunteer
to serve as a deputy: the Sheriff bad deputized
him. The' Sheriff had left instructions with
Loar as to what he should do.
Y. X McConnell. Deputy Sheriff, testified
that he went to Mt. Pleasant on tbe Saturday
t before 'tbe shooting, -and. wa'i at Morewooa
when the shooting occurred: His instructions
were to be cautious, and to do no shooting un
less necessary. Tbo'deputles were divided Into
two squads. Cop tain Loar had charge ot one,
and be had charge of the other. Tbey were
stationed at either side of the store. When
the crowd came to Mr. Ramsey's house about
ISO shots were fired.. He beard them breaking
tbe fences, beard several- shots fired, and then
the return fire of the men under Captain Loar.
Tbe first shots fired by the strikers were in tbe
direction of the deputies.
Captain Loar Did, Not Order the Firing.
Captain Loar testified that tbey had a drill in
tbe Mt. Pleasant armory Wednesday and were
then deputized. They then went to Morewood
and were Instructed by Deputy McCormick tbat
they should protect the works and keep tbe
strikers off the company's grounds. If they
came In the grounds tbey were to halt them.
If they did not halt they were to shoot, and
shoot to kill. He was instructed to stay at the
store with bis crowd. When the strikers came
tbey halted In front ot the store. Tney re
mained there for a short time, and then fired
shots and cheered. One shot came near one of
his men and tbe dust made by the balls flew
into his face. The strikers then began to break
the eates down, and Loar called out "Chocki."
andDeputy Burns repeated tbe word. The
strikers yelled back their defiance. Then tho
fire was opened, and Loar swore positively
tbere was no command to fire, as has been re
ported. The strikers flred first and Loar and
his men fired twice. He never telegraphed to
Governor Pattison. neither did he tender his
servjees. Some of bis deputies were In tbe
comoany's grounds at the time of tbe firing
and some were on tbe fences.
EVICTI05 SLEETS EESISTAUCE.
Sheriff McCormick and His Deputies At
tacked by a Fierce Mob.
rFVECTAL TXLEGJ1AM TO THE DIBFATOO.S
UWIOSTOWN. April 16. Sheriff McCormick
and his bandful of deputies clashed with the
strikers at Trotter Works, near Connellsville,
this afternoon, and a riot ensued In wbich no
body was seriously hurt. He arrived tbere
abont noon and began the work of eviction.
Ho had put out several families without en
countering any resistance until he came to tho
house of a giant Polander named Fred Stron
sack. Strousack attempted to bar the Sheriff's
entrance, but was thrust aside. The deputies
crowded around the doorway to prevent inter
ference from tho outBlde, wbere a big crowd ot
strikers were collected, -inn women or tbe
household rnshed upon the officer. One threw
boiling water on the officer without doing harm.
Tbe crowd of 200 ontslde then attacked the
deputies at tbe door with stones, and several of
tbe officers were struck. McCormick, seeing
tbat bis force was powerless in face of such a
mob, came out and drew his men off. The
crowd threw a shower of missiles, and the
Sheriff and deputies all received light blows,
but no blood was drawn. Tbe officers remained
cool and kept back the crowd without even
drawing tholr revolvers. The Sheriff went to
Connellsville for reinforcements. After the
Sheriff left Strousack, the rebellious Pole, also
W2Ut to Connellsville, and qmte unexpectedly
ran against tbe Sheriff, who clapped tbe hand
cuffs on him and brought him to jalL .Mc
Cormick swore in a number of deputies tbis
evening, and will start out again to-morrow on
the disagreeable business of eviction.
JTCLELIAHD TO CLAWS0K.
IX Order Is .Restored There Is No Necessity
For the Troops.
iritOJI A'STAPrCOBKESPODENT.l '
HAitRisnuKO. April 16. Sheriff Clawson, of
Westmoreland county,, telegraphed the Gov
ernor to-day that he understood the troops were
to be withdrawn this week. He objects to this
decidedly, holding that in the raft of evictions
being made at tbe expiration of the ten days
notice, there might bo trouble and the presence
of tbe troops would bo needed to prevent, and
repress disorder. The following telegram was
sent in reply:
"Sjiekiff CiAWSON.Greensburg Your tele
cram to the Governor received. He directs mo
to say if order is restored tbere is no necessity
for tbe further presence of the troops. In tho
event of any disturbance of the peace wbich
tbo local authorities cannot quell, the military
will be ordered to your support at once.
WILLIAM MC CLELL AND,
Adjutant General."
Adjutant General McClelland left to-night
for tireensbnrg. It is understood that an order
will soon be issued, possibly to-night, with
drawing the Tenth Regiment. Governor Pat
tii'on has requested Major General SnoWdemto
convey toBrlgadier.Genoral Wiley and Colonels
ftmitb and Hawkins bis warm appreciation of
their- promptaes -nd. tfflcftney in the
i
MAREIA6EAFAILURE vN A PftT OUT OF THE BllG, 1
That Appears to Be the Case With
Mary Anderson, Who Is
NOT IH A HAPPY FRAME OF MIND.
Tha Onca Famous Actress Said
Perfect Wreck.
to Be a
ALABHING SFSEAD OF 6BIP IN BKGLlND
rST DUJtLAP'S CABLE COMPAXT.l
London, April 16. A letter from Mrs,
George Bdwardes to her husband, the man
ager of the Gaiety Theater, is responsible for
the statement that Mrs. Antonio de Navarro
(Mary Anderson) had become a mother. As
the sex of tbe child was not mentioned, a
Dunlap reporter went to Bournemouth to
find out that important detail. On his ar
rival he fonnd that the whole story was un
true. The Navarros had just left the Metropole
Hotel in Bournemouth, at which they had
been staying for fonr months. The reporter
saw several people belonging to the hotel,
who all agreed that Mary Anderson's mar
ried life has been very unhappy and has
ruined a great artistic career. It is well
known tbat since the marriage the Navarros
have lived in great retirement and mystery
has seemed to surround their movements
and their place ol abode.
Mrs. Navarro's mother, sister and Brother
have been staying nt the Metropole with
Mr. and Mrs. Navarro. The Navarros are
partial to this hotel, because it is kept by
Victor Pnpel, who kept the hotel at Men
tona, at which they were staying, and also be
cause it is close to the sea air. which the phy
sicians recommended to tbe lady. They took a
small bedroom and sitting room when they
came to Bournemouth early in tbe year, but
gave up the sitting room shortly after their ar
rival. The married pair practiced severe economy
during their stay and "Our Mary" has been ill
all tbe time, with a physician iu constant at
tendance. The girl actress was very melan
choly and unhappy, and Mr. Navarro very
morose. Tbey talc very little to anybody and
there is little doubt that she desires to return
to tbe stage.
Her friends are confident that eventually
she will do so. Her religious mania is still
strong upon ber. Priests and Sisters of vari
ous orders haunted tbe hotel and were the
only visitors ever received by Mrs. Navarro.
She shunned all other company, even refusing
to see her oldest friends. Her brother made
himself very unpopular in the hotel by his
rudeness to everybody and by his self-assertion.
Tbe formerly beautiful actress is now a perfect
wreck, tbin and pale as a ghost, and it Is evi
dent that she must do one of three things re
turn to ber profession, enter a convent or die,
Mrs. Edwardes, tbe writer of the "baby" let
ter, was Miss Julia G. Wynne, late of tbe
Savoy Theater, London, in which she played
small parts, and where she met her future hus
band, ilr. George Edwardes, who was then the
acting manager. She subsequently played at
the Haymarket Theater.
A LOVE FEAST.
Premier Merder Banqueted by a Nnmber
of French Nobles.
rUT DtJULAP'S CABLE COMPACT.
Paris, April 16. A banquet was given at the
Hotel Continental this evening, in honor of
Premier Mercler and a nnmber of other Cana
dians, Including Treasurer Sheyha, of Quebec,
and Hector Fabre, the Canadian commissioner
to France. M. Beaugrand, e recent Mayor of
Montreal, had been, invited, but was obliged to
return to America at an earlier date than be
had anticipated and was therefore not able to
bepresent.
Tbe banquet was given by the Alliance Fran
calse. and Comte Colonna, its Vice President
and Counselor of State, presided. Among the
members of tlia Alliance present were Vicomte
de Vogue, member of the French1 Academy;
General Parmentler, Comte Donvllle Malllfen,
Paul de Schavel, if. de Herda and others.
Comte Colonna proposed the health of Presi
dent Carnot, coupling bis name with that of
Queen Victoria. Vicomte de Vogue followed
and tbe evening closed with a long and elo
quent speech from Premier Mercier. It. was
tbought this latter wo old touch npon existing
troubles and be somewhat sensational, but it
was merely flowery and pacific
STUDYING- "WAR ABROAD.
An American Officer Will Serve in a German
Regiment.
Berlin, April la Lieutenant Powhatan H,
Clarke, of the Tenth U. S. Cavalry, has been
detailed to serve with the Westpbalian Hussar
Regiment No. 11. This is the first instance of
a United States army officer being detailed to
serve In a German regiment, and tbe fact that
he is permitted to join the Westphallan Hus
sars shows the kindly feeling ot the German
Government.
General Vonversen offered to see what be
could do toward getting Lieutenant Clarke a
chance to learn by actual service tbe practical
cavalry work of the German army. When the
matter was laid before Secretary Proctor tbat
omciai gave nis consent. Tbe matter was laid
before Gen. von ECaltenborn, Prussian Minister
of War, and be also gave his consent. William
waiter rueips. uio American .Minister, called
npon tbe Minister of War and handed to him a
-letter from Secretary of War Proctor, thank
ng him for his Interest in the matter.
A STEAMER SUNK.
Destructive. Result of a Collision Between
Two Ocean Freighters.
IBTDUirLAF'S CABLE COKPAHT.t
Dover. April 16. Tbe steamer P. Calland,
of New York, for Amsterdam, with a general
cargo, has arrived in Dover Roads, bnt cannot
anchor, in consequence ot having her bows
badly stove in. It' appears that abont 9 P. jr.
yesterday she collided with tbe steamer Gla
morgan, of Cardiff, bound from that place
for Antwerp.
Tbe Glamorgan was so much Injured that
she bad to be abandoned, and, It is supposed,
has sunk. Her crew are on board the Calland.
DEATHS ARE PLENTY.
An Alarming Epidemic of Grip Raging in
tbe Town of Ilull.
tBTDtrnLAP'S CABLE COMPANY.!
Hull, April 16. The epidemic ot influenza
prevailing here has assumed a most alarming
character. Tbere is now scarcely a business
bouse In town where there is not a number of
employes absent from Illness, and some firms
find great difficulty in going through daily
routine.
Tho death rate is larger than for many years,
being 46 per 1,000. against a usual average of
from 15 to 18.
MANTPURIS WHIPPED.
A Battle in Which the British Kill Fifty of
the Rebels.
Rangoon, April 16, Captain Presgrave, wbo
was reported to have reinforced Lieutenant
Grant at Fort ThobaL has met and defeated a
force of 300 Manipuris.
Caotaiu Presgrave's mounted infantry de
tachment pursued the Manipuris after tbelr
repulse, and killed SO of them. There was no
loss of life on tbe British side.
Alleged Suspects Fined.
BY DDJILAr'S CABLE COMPANY.!
Queenstown, April 16. Ellen Burke and
John Greene, who were arrested on Tuesday
on landing from the Nevada, the former for
having a revolver in ber possession and tho lat
ter for carrying 11 rounds of ammunition, were
to-day lined 2 each 'and costs.
A Bellamy Scheme,
rnr dunlap's cable company, i
London, April 16. Not daunted by the re
cently renorted failures of tbe Bellamy
schemes In Chicago, tbe members of the Na
tionalization Society here have Issued a circu
lar announcing the opening ot tbe first Na
tionalization stores eariy in lS'Ji '
No Visit to Paris.
IBT PtJSLAP'S CABLE COAIPANT.J
PARIS, April 16. A report that tbe Czare
vitch would visit this city has caused consider
able ef a ieniatiBj )mt lnnlilet 4ae Be
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Tfte gun JQiocti Out tftg g Jrer.
slan Embassy disclose the fact that tbe rumor
is entirely unfounded.
A SECOND BALLOIV "
It Will Be Necessary to Decide t ,,.
znunde Election. x " K
Berlin, April 16. Returns from' '&, &
munde are still Incomplete, but they av O
flcient to show that Prince Bismarck mu i Senator Boss, the Democratic leader, ob
mit to itbe indignity of a supplementary! . 5 ,cted to the two senarate nronositions con-
umess, as is not improDabIe.be retires f rent, , v ,
contest. The poll has been a light one owv, Wce" la ttia measure. One provided for
toWnerafimr"oxeyU'A:,e f " "" '" " 'S" B CDTen
second ballot, as he now lacks only 1,000 votes "V ,and the other for the election of dele-
oinavingan aDsoiute majority as required by
law inst 1. 17.t.l-.i j n ,. 7. .
almost certain to support him, or at least to ab-
...., uu .uo a-.oi0iuuij;o auu uanpo Toters are
i . . ,0""K raiuer in give xne seat to
the Socialist candidate, who Is i cigarmaker.
It is expected that tbe supplementary ballot
will be held Sunday next.
MAKING HASTE SLOWLY.
German Socialist Scheme for Achieving the
Eight-Hour Day.
Beeliw, April 18. In the debate on the
trades regulation bill in the Beichstag to-day,
tbe Socialists moved tbat the xnaxium work
day bo Immediately fixed at ten hours; tbe mil
ium be reduced to nine hours in 1894 and eight
hours in 1893. and tbat eight hours be immedi
ately adopted as tbe maxiumfor underground
and continued labor.
IN THE NEW SOUTH.
THE PEESIDENTAL PABTY AT THE PITTS.
BUBO OF DDIIE.
The Noisiest- Welcome of the Entire Trip
Experienced Iteceptlons at Several
Towns on the Route Pertinent Passage
from Speeches Ail Classes Greet the
President.
Birmingham, Ala., April 16. It was
9 o'clock this morning when the Presidental
train left Atlanta for Birmingham, after
speeches from the rear platform by the Pre
ident and Postmaster General Wanamaker.
When the party halted at Anniston tbey
met an enthusiastic reeeption.
At Tallapoosa the President was intro
duced to tbe assembled tbonsands by the
Mayor, and directed a share of his remarks
to the school children, who were there to
greet him. His speech concluded with this
pertinent suggestion: "In tbe old plantations
of tbe South you cet everything from some
where else: why not make it all yourselves?"
When the President concluded, tbe local post- I
Tueu uuo ricoiuoii-. coiiumueu. iub local pot-
General, and other persons presented flowers
-to tbe ladies of the party. Soon after passing
Tallapoosa tbe train crossed the Georgia line
into Alabama, and at the same time tbe Gov
ernor of Alabama and his staff left Birming
ham In a special train to meet the President,
The President's reception at Birmingham
was a genuine ovation, and the demonstration
was tbe noisiest that has been experienced on
tbe route thus far. Governor Jones and his
staff, in foil uniform, and a committee of citi
zens met the Presidental party at Henryellen
and escorted it to the city, where tbe President
was welcomed by tbe Mayor and other muni
cipal officers. Drawn tip in line, and near the
station, were tbe Grand Army Post, the Con
federate Veterans' Association, tbe local mil
itia, representatives of tbe militia of Selina
and Montgomery and public school children.
In his speech In response to addresses of wel
come, after humorous and complimentary al
lusions to tbe city he was visitrng. President
Harrison said: "My countrymen, we thought
tbe war was a great calamity, and so K was.
The destruction ot life and property was great
and sad beyond expression; and vet we can see
now tbat God led us through tbat Red sea to a
development In material prosperity and to a
fraternity that was not otherwise possible. Tbe
industries that have called to your midst many
tolling men are always and everywhere the
concomitants of freedom."
WATEB FOE CmciNJrATI.
The BUI to Provide a SB.000,000 System
Passes the Senate.
fSPECIAL TKLEGBAJI TO THE DISFATCIM
Columbus. April 16. The .Nolan bill to pro
vide a new water works system for Cincinnati
passed the Senate after several important'
amendments bad been added. Tbe amount of
bonds was reduced from ,000,000 to 15,000,000.
Tbe power of appointing tbe tons commission
ers, under whose supervision the water works
are to be constructed, is given to the Mayor
instead of the Governor, The bill will become
a law as soon as the House concurs in the
amendments. Ibe bill provides that tbe Mayor
within 20 days after the passage of the bill
shall issue bis proclamation. Ten days later, if
the proposition is carried, tbe Mayor shall ap-
finlnt a non-partisan board of four who shall
ssne the 5.000,000 worth of bonds from time to
time as needed. Tbe commissioners have power
to purchase a site, etc., and construct the
wnrks.
fThe Rawllngs bill taxing raw material In the
ands of manufacturers, passed tbe Senate
with some amendments. Mr. Alexander offered
a Senate joint resolution In tbe Senate, provid
ing for tbe appointment of a commission nf five
members bv the Governor to visit different
parts of the State and take evidence on sub
jects pertaining to taxation and to report their
findings to the Governor.
IEFT 810,000 IN HIS WELL
To the Widow of the Man Whom His Son
Bad Killed.
"SrECIAL TELEOBAM TO THE DISPATCH.:
Elmiha, April 16. Five or six years ago El
bert P. Cook, the leading banker in Havana,
and the big man ot the town as bis father,
the founder of Cook Academy, had been before
him, suddenly disappeared from home, and it
was Immediately discovered that the funds of
the bank were In a deplorable state. He fled to
Buenos Avres and was afterward joined by his
family. Becoming embroiled Irx trouble with
the son of a man named John G. Glues:, of
r Minneapolis, tbe young man shot bim. astray
bullet also Killing his daughter, xne widow re
turned here, but remarried, and is now said to
be living in the West and in needy circum
stances. Mr. Gluck being a very charitable man
several times offered her assistance, but she al
ways declined. He died last week, and In his
will to-day was found a codicil providing 310.000
for the widow of tbe man whom his son killed.
HAY BE Iff PI7ISBTJEG.
A Cleveland Clerk Makes Away With 33,000
Intrusted to Ills Care.
Cleveland, April 16. Joseph H. Dubroy, a
clerk In the Euclid Avenue National Bank.yes
terday stole 32,000 which be offered to carry to
tbe American Express office. Last night
Dubroy, In company with Lewis Odell and two
sisters named Annie abd Nellie McNerney, left
tbe city together on a train bound for Pitts
burg. Tue bank offers $500roward for Dubroy's ar
rest. Ho is 2i Tears old, about 6 feet 4 inches
tall, with smooth lace, dark hair and staring
eyes. He is a good musician and a constant
cigarette smoker. The two girls are very
pretty.
for
BALLOT REFORM IS A FAD,
But Other and Eadical Changes Are
Said to Be Necessary.
ANNUAL LEGISLATIVE SESSIONS.
Tbe Scheme Does Kot Meet With a Terr
Unanimous Approval.
A F0IKT FOB BEU0KS' WHOLESALE BILL
ITE01I A STAFT COBEZSFOXDZHT.l
Habrisbtjbo, April 16. The first step
toward a constitutional convention was
taken in the Senate to-day. Senator Robin
son's hill came np on second reading.
A T
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iotb being done at the same time.
.. it was certainly a novelty in legislation
to elect men to fill offices not yet in exist
ence. This was a grave qnestion. Suppose
it shonld be decided that these delegates
had not been properly elected, while the
people had called a convention? The result
wonld be a convention with no one entitled
to serve therein. This bill was withont
precedent If the Senator from Delaware
really desired a constitntion convention,
why was he not willing that the represents
tives of the people in the Legislature as
sembled shonld call one and prepare as
other bill for the election of delegates?
Or why not vote on the qnestion in No
vember and, if a convention were decided
npon, elect the delegates at the ensuing
February election? It was wrong to im
peril this important qnestion by donbtfnl
legislation.
Without Precedont.but Constitutional.
Senator Bobinson admitted that there was
no precedent for the method prescribed in
the bill, bnt he had consulted some eminent
lawyers and they pronounced it constitu
tional. It wonld save the State a vast
sum of money. He favored a Convention,
because it was the only way in which true
ballot reform conld he had. He was not
opposed to the Baker bill, and wonld sup
port it in tbe Senate.
Bnt it was only an evasion ot the Consti
tution, and had it been prepared by anyone
but the self-styled reformers who had
bronght it there, it wonld not have been
considered. But because they were "reform
ers" they must be heeded. There were other
reasons why a convention shonld be held.
Since 1873 the State had attained a wider,
broader and greater prominence than ever be
fore. Changes in the organic law were needed
to accord with this development. In addition
the membership of both branches of the Leg
islature was too large, xnnse wno in J3.J Bad
1 j , . . bodlp hail sine rhinohl
proven :
Legislature should meet annually, and the
members should come there fresh from tbo
people.
Tbe bill passed second reading. Mr. Robin
son's remarks caused a great deal of comment.
Ever since the qnestion of a convention was
broached among Republicans, tbere has been a
desire to know wbat other changes were con
templated ontside of striking out the ballot
numbering clause.
Strong Feellnc Against a Change.
Now tbat the secret is out, as it is to be pre
sumed that Senator Robinson speaks with
authority, the preponderance of opinion seems
to be against a change in tbe number of legis
lators and the holding of any more sessions
than are held now. One reason for opposition
to the former is that the supply of men who
want to go to the Legislature la always very
largely In excess of the demand, and to de
crease the number of legislators still further
decreased tbe chances of getting there.
Nor does the argument tbat with annual ses
sions the members will come fresh from tho
people appear to be regarded as having muoU
force. There are no adjourned sessions now.
Tbe members are elected tbe first week of No
vember, and meet tbe first week of tbe next
January, which gets them to Harnsburg about
as fresh from tbe people as could be reasona
bly expected. It is true that half the Senators
bold over each session, bnt it would hardly bo
proposed to elect them annually, and if tbey
wero only elected for two years instead ot four,
tbey would still serve one holdover session.
As far as can be now gathered from the opin
ions expressed to-day, the changes hinted at
would not be acceptable. HzkbtHall.
WOELD'S FAIB DILL.
The
Governor and IJentenant Governor
Added to the Commission.
irROJI A STAPV COBBESPONDENT.l
IlAr.RiSBur.G. April Id The first round on
the World's Fair Commission bill was had in
tbe House this morning, and resulted in tha
addition of the Governor and Lieutenant
Governor to tbe Board of Commissioners, and
in tbe defeat of all propositions to reduce the
MOO.OOO appropriation. The addition of the
Governor and Lieutenant Governor was made
on motion of Mr. Fow. who argued that tbo
chief officers of the State shonld represent it at
the exposition. Tbere was no objection to the
change, but Mr. Roth's motion to reduce tha
appropriation to $150,000 was strongly opposed.
Ex-Hpeaker Graham said be would rather in
crease it to $500,000. The sum should be com
mensurate with the importance and dignity ol
a great State.
Mr. Baker said tbe appropriation would be a
good Investment Pennsylvania bad never so
grown and developed as it had since the Cen
tennial Exposition. Millions of dollars had
come to our State, and, better still, tbe people
of tbe whale country bad seen our resources
and prosperity. AH parts of the civilized world
would send visitors to Chicago, and Pennsyl
vania should have such an exhibit as would
attract tbe attention nf all who came there.
All other amendments were voted down and
the bill passed finally. Tbe Senate will doubt
less pass it as It stands. Tbere have been well
founded rumors tbat Governor Pattison was
opposed to tbe creation of a commission, com
posed of members of tbe Legislature, and is
remains to be seen whether giving him a placa
upon it will make It any more acceptable. The
commissioners now nnmber 13, which is said to
be an unlucky number.
A GOOD MAJORITY.
The Brooks Wholesale License Bill Passed
by the House.
rrBOM A STAFT COREESPONDENT.J
HARniSBUBQ, April 16. David Martin. Mag
istrate Durham and other Philadelphia Repub
lican leaders were on band this morning wben
tbe House met, and tbe effect ot their presence
was seen in tbe way tho Philadelphia delega
tion braced up in support ot tbe Brooks whole
salo license bill. With a few exceptions, they
rallied to Its aid, ana it was passed finally by a
vote of 112 to 61. Tbe same argument which
brought in tbe Philadelphia Republicans bad.
its effect npon members of the party from other
parts of the State, and the final vote looked
almost as though it were a party measure, the
nays being largely Democrats. The members
of tbe Alleebeny delegation present, wltn tho
exception of Mr. Kearns. voted for tbe Dill.
Mr. Brooks, wbo was very much put out by
tbe way his bill was jumped on yesterday, is la
gol spirits, and says it will go through tho
Senate without difficulty. Prior to tbe final
vote today, Mr.- Ellwood, of Westmoreland,
withdrew his amendment repealing alUspecial
Continued on Siztk Jaj.J
Jack Robinson's Reasons
Desiring a Constitu
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