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IS THE EVERY MORNING DBPATOU4 IT REACHES EMPLOYERS AS "l tt.t. AS EMPLOYES. THE BEST WANT DIRECTORY FORTY-SIXTH YEAR. A Slav Woman Only 24 Hours a Mother Put a Bullet in . Sheriff McCormick, WHO RETURNED THE FIRE. Tlionjjh Badly Wounded, the Fierj Amazon Procured an Ax and Beturned to the Charge. ONE EIOTER SHOT IK THE MOUTH, The Ballet Going Clear Throngh His Head, While let Another Received a Slight Flesh TTonnd. SOCIALIST SFEAKEBS FAN THE FLAME. Striken Cltfca That ti Drpnties Htkmg til Evic tion Wert Intcxicttta it the tine ef til IhsltrtiMt. BORE 8IEI0HS KEnSTiKCI ITPECTIB TO-SAT Ipeom x statv cobszspondzxt.i Cmtneiastille, April 23. Martin Szirupka, Andrew Blashka and the latter's wife stopped bullets from Sheriff McCor mick's revolver at Leisenring No. 3 to-day, and the first named was arrested in the bar gain. The Sheriff was at his usual work making evictions and a riot was precipitat ed by the action of the Slavish woman, Mrs. Blasbka, who did not like to see a day pass witbont a little blood being shed. It was about 11 o'clock, and as nothing had happened to cause trouble the deputies were congratulating themselves on the peacefulness of affairs in general and the coke strike in particular. They reckoned without their host, and Hrs.Blashka proved a host in herself, fine became enraged at something unknown and made at attack on the Sheriff, carrying under her apron a 22 caliber revolver, which she pointed at the officer's stomach when within a couple ot feet of him. Another Hole In Sheriff McCormick. In an instant he struck the woman's hand, changing the course of the ball down ward, and it glanced across His ankle, mak ing only a slight wound. He then wrested the weapon from her. The woman was re pulsed, but not discouraged, and once mora came up, this time with an ax. Quick as a flash the Sheriff drew his re volver and fired, the ball piercing the fleshy part of the woman's left thigh. She fell to the ground, and her husband made a rush for the Sheriff. His portion was a bnl- let, the ball coingia atths month-and jai.l mg clear through. In the meantime, a general hubbub was stirred un, like the result oi poking a stick into a hornet's nest, and Martin Szirupka seized the ax and made tor the Sheriff. Again the pistol was heard and another body was stretched on the ground, the last victim receiving the ball in his leg. Only a couple of other shots were fired by the Sheriff, and they did not take effect upon any of the insurgents. Order Restored by the Militia. By this time the military was out as usual just at the close of the affair, but their presence kept order, end had they not been there the fight would certainly have ended more seriously. The woman and her hus band were carried into the house and the other man went to TJmontown in charge of an officer. After the fight was over. Sheriff Mc Cormick went into the bouse where the woman was carried, having heard that she was dead. His presence enraged the woman, and she sprang out of bed and made a dash for him like an Infuriated tigress. Lieutenant Wakefield went to the rescue and proceeded to nut her back to bed with the tenderness of a doting mother. After finishing the work there, the Sheriff and his party went to Trotter and pnt the effects of a .few families out in the street. Those evicted at Trotter are English speak ing people and no trouble was experienced with them. James Beascn and Alike Morosy claim that the trouble ttas the fault of the Sheriff. The former says the Sheriff gave him $5 to buy something to drink, and then im bibed freely of the stimulant. Three strikers alleged drunkenness on the part of the Sheriff and his deputies, but his shooting nerve seems to have been very steady to-day. An Amazon With a Vengeance. Mrs. Blasbka is a very sick woman, now that the excitement is over. At the time of the fight she was the moth er'of a 21 hours' old baby. She fell in a faint after the trouble and that caused the report that she was dead. At the close of the trouble Captain Frostier tele graphed tho particulars to Adjutant-General McClelland, at Pittsburg, and received the fol lowing very complimentary reply: "Reports indicate that jour company has be haved handsorael). As you know, the National Guard, when on duty, is to assibt iu maintain ing peace and not under any circumstances to take part in tho evictions." To-night all is quiet. To-morrow there will be evictions at Broadford, where it Is expected that the great est resistance will be encountered. Abont 00 people headed by a brass band paraded the streets here to-day and then wended their way to a vacant space on the rner front, where they were etuffed with socialistic ideas by Messrs. Jonas and Delaher. At the close of the affair, J. M. Hodgers, a clerk at the Davidson company store, was found in the crowd, and made a narrow escape. A oman declared that be was a Pinkerton man and the Slavs made a break for him, but be proved himself a sprinter. That the speeches had a bad effect was evi dent from the discussions that sprang up on the streets bevcral crowds of men took Social isin for a theme, and on the pavement in front of the Marietta House it appeared atone time tery much as though there might be a riot. Ihe discussion becams very londand warm there, ana it was with difficulty that the men were quieted down. The Wonnded Girl Will Recover. Annie Dombelsky. the girl shot at Adelaide yesterday, rested easy to-day and will recover, bensatlonal reports are tent out regarding ber injuries being fatal, and it is claimed that she is paralyzed. About midnight The DISPATCH representative visited her home to get the story of the shooting and sbe was tbeu sleeping peacefully To-day she was no worse and will recover, if she s houl1 die, it would causo a great deal oi trouble here, as the blavish people are highly indignant at what they term the "shooting ot a girl in cold blood." Andy risca, at whose house the Adelaide trouble occurred and who was taken to the Unlontewn Jail last night, was released this mornlng and was aronnd again as big a life. He protests that he is Innocent of any inten tion of creatine trouble and with true gallantry put the entire blame on his "Iran," who, he says, caused the whole fracas. More Italians arrived In the region to-day to assist in breaking up the coke strike. About a dozen were landed at Summit, where there are already qnite a large number, and at varl rions other places small detachments accepted Jobs. Tho operators have reiterated their state ment that they never will confer with the workingmen, and the latter say they will fight it to a finish. Making Room for the Italians. Reports from over the region show Increased forces. At Summit there are 85 men at wort. There are too many miners for tho number of coke drawers, and the new Italian delegation wlU be put on the latter works to-morrow morning. At Adelaide there are over 125 men at work. At Painter tho force was not in creased to-day and cannot be until there are some evictions to make room for the families of new workmen. This cannot be until next week, as the Sheriff has a full band of evic tions to play in tnis end of the region. The strikers are going to try tenting It On the battlefield and to-day ordered a large number of tents from a Greensburg manufacturer. About 25 were delivered to-day. and they will be delivered to those who are unable to secure houses in which to live. The men express every confidence in their ability to win the strike. Fabkbb. THE SOCIALISTIC FLAG, U FLOATED AT MT. PLEASANT, WILL 8UBELY CAUSE TBOUBLE. Preparations for the Big Sleeting There Monday One Thousand Tents for Evicted Families All Is Qniet at Sit. Pleasant and Morewood. rSTFCIAL TELEQBAM TO TEX DISPATCH.! Mi. Pleasant, April 23. Morewood seems to have lost its charms as a place for big raids, lit. Pleasant will gladly step back to allow the TJniontown district to ad vertise itself. There is much anxiety here over the riots at Adelaide and Xeisenring, as many people have relatives there. At this place all is . quiet on the surface, but it is undeniable that there is a strong undercurrent of uneasiness among some of tbe strikers. This is strongest among tbe foreign element com monly called the Huns. The evictions have not served to qniet matters any. Tbe importation of the Socialists, Jonas and Delaber, is undoubtedly a mistake for the strikers. The citizens have no sympathy for such men. ASocialistmeetingwillbeheld here next Monday afternoon. Already there is much indignation over the report that there will be a parade just beforo tba meeting, to be headed by the red flag. If the Socialistic ban ner is carried in this town there will be trouble sure. Many men are not backward abont say ing that such a flag would be torn down, and quickly, too. Jonas and Delaber will deliver addresses at the meeting on Monday. That there will be a general eviction of all company house tenants who refuse to resume work now seems certain. Every day notices are sent out at Morewood and also at the Standard works. Tbe evicted people have one consolation; none of them yet have been with out homes. This evening tbe labor leaders said that tents for 1,000 people bad been re ceived and would be distributed to-morrow. They sy sufficient ground to tent the entire Morewood population has been secured from two prominent farmers here. This would be admirable weather to camp out and most of the strikers rather enjoy the prospect of spend ing the Bummer in tents. TOTS FOB, THE HOMELESS. Many Eviction! at Mammoth and Trotter Meet No Resistance. rsrsexu. tblzgbaxto the dispatch, v Scottdale, April 23. The Leisenring riot caused tbe greatest excitement here. The strikers' passions are thoroughly aroused and more trouble seems imminent. This evening Secretary Parker received two tents 15x20. which will be taken to Leisenring and Trotter to afford temporary shelter to the evicted families. Several hundred-more tent have ii.. .A number of evictions were mads at Mam moth to-day. Six lamilles named Conway, Donohoe, Farr, biliett, Garkitt and Barton, w ere evicted at Trotter this evening. No re sistance, was offered, though there was a largo crowd around. The Sheriff's party are now re ported at Adelaide, making evictions. Com pany C is close at band. About 03 families will be thrown out there. The girl injured in tbe riot yesterday is still living. Labor officials announce to-night that they will have the Leisennnr affair investi gated. A mass meeting was held there to nigbt.addressed by McBryde,Keegan and Hay. All the works are under a heavy force of guards, armed with Winchesters. M0HEY FOB 6TETKEBS. The Supply Is Koir Sufficient to Satisfy the People Needing It. rSPECIAI. TELEdB-l-M TO TUB Dlir ATCH. I Ut. Pleasant, April 23. There are fewer complaints lately from the strikers regarding their money trouble, and while tbe supply is not abundant, the people seem satisfied. In regard to the pecuniary condition of the strikers, Michael Barrett, the local leader and member of the fcicale Committee, said to-day: "Ve have sufficient money now. and will have more after tbe 1st of May. The eight-hour strike fund has not and will not be touched until the time comes." "Will there be a settlement soonf" was asked of Barrett. "There could De if the operators would con. fer with tbe men. I heard that Lynch said he would meet tbe men if Wise and Keegan would resign. I don't see what be could do then that he cannot do now." It is rumored that Barrett will bring suit against John Cope, tbe miner who was beaten by Barrett's son, on a charge of bigamy. As It would be a case of spite work, it will do the prosecutor no good. A DYITAH1TE SCAEE. Mysterious Hnns Seen With Packages of the Explosive. JtrrCIAI. TEXEOBAK TO THE DISrATCH.J Mt. Pleasant, April 23. The scare about dynamite and gunpowder being purchased by strikers came to the front again to-day. This morning two Huns were seen going in the direction of Morewood with a can of powder, and one general merchandise .dealer is said to have secretly sold 200 pounds of dynamite to unknown parties. While the purchase of such explosives looks rather ominous there is little chance for their effective use Except at the company's houses. The works proper are so carefully guarded that it -would be next to Impossible to place the explosives in advantageous places. COULD K0T SUE. A Justice Refuses to Issue a Warrant Against One of the Deputies. HTY.CIAL TKLSOBAM TO TBI ntSrATCH.1 MT. Pleasant, April 23. Martin Wejins key.the husband of the womau who was Struck by a deputy, wanted to sue the officer to-day. but the justice would not issue the, necessary papers. Mike Dlsmon, a labor leader, went to the 'squire and demanded the papers, but failed to get tbem. "W0EKIHQ F0ECE INCEEASI5G. The Operators Say 130 Men Are Now at Work at the Morewood Plant. rSPECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH 1 Mt. Pleasant, April 23. One hundred and thirty men is the fignre given ont by the oper ators as being the number nf men working at Morewood to-day. Some 110 ovens are In oper ation, although the strikers say but 15 are burning. Tbe working force seems to increase daily. KNIGHTS OF LAB0B UT THE COLD. The New Tork Farmers' Alliance Delegates Formulate Their Demands. Hornellsvuxe, N. Y April 23. The dele gates to the State Farmers' Alliance Conven tion got down to business this morning. The constitution, which is partially that of tbe Na tional Alliance, was read b; resolution and adopted. The Ocala platform was adopted. Then" the delegates began formulating their demands. Tho first one was that mortgages for tbe pnrpowol taxation shall be treated as .part of tho Teal estate, and taxed where tho real eitMn nnon which thev are (riven lies. Tbe realty is also to be taxed for Its full value, less the value of the mortgage. Then the Alliance formulated a demand for government owner ship and maintenance or the great waterways ot the country, the htate to own and maintain the canals. They also demand a uniform sys tem of textbooks for use in the common schools of tho State, tbe books to be compiled, pub lished and furnished by tho State at actual cost. Messrs. Hicks and Maguire, the Knights of Labor leaders, who came here to address the Alliance yesterday, wanted to establish a friendly, if not a fraternal, combination with the Alliance, but the delegates were cold in the matter this forenoon, and didn't indorse tbe proposition. A telegram of fraternal greeting from S00 delegates in convention at Waco, Tex., was read. FOR UNIFORM TAXATION. A PE0P0SED AMENDMENT TO THE C0N STlTirriOIT of OHIO. It 'Will Be Toted on This Fall'-The Child Labor BUI Is Now a Law Insane Asy lum for Eastern Ohio Scaling Down Salaries. ISrXCIAL TELZOKAX TO TITO DISPATCH. Columbus, April 23. The people of Ohio will vote upon another constitutional amendment this fall. The conference com mittee on 'the Taylor resolution to-day sub mitted its report, which was agreed to by both branches and it is now a law. It pro vides that the proposition shall be submitted to the electors in November whether or not section 3, article 12 shall be amended so as to read as follows: "Laws may be passed'which shall tax by a uniform rule all moneys, credits, invest ments in bonds, stocks, joint stock com panies or otherwise, and all real and per sonal property, according to tbe trne value iu money. In addition, laws may be passed tax ing rights, privileges, franchises and such other subject matters as the Legislature may direct; bnt burying grounds, public sohoolhouses, houses used exclusively for public worship, in stitutions of purely public cbarlty, public propertv used exclusively for any public pur pose and other property may, by general laws, be exempted from taxation, and tbe value of all property so exempted shall from time to time be ascertained and published as directed bylaw." The Garter salary bill fixing compensation for county officers only needs tbe concurrence of the House to a few Immaterial amendments to make It a law. The Senate passed It to-day. The House Finance Committee bas agreed upon amendments to tbe McKelvy bill, provid ing for tbe establishment of an insane asylum in Eastern Ohio. The amendments anthonze the Governor to appoint a commission, who shall consider the advisability of enlarging the present insane asvlums of tbe State, to pro vide accommodations for additional insane. Should tbe enlargement be deemed im practicable then tbe commission shall proceed to locate in the eastern part of tbe State a site for an additional asylum, cost not exceeding 5500,000. The child labor law amendment as proposed in tbe McDermott bill, introduced early In the session. Is now a law, tbe report of the Confer once Committee being agreed to this afternoon. The report provides that children under tbe age of 12 shall not ne permitted to work in shops, factories or mines. Children between 12 and It years shall not be permitted to work in such shops and factories as may be designated by the inspector of shops and factories more tban eight hours a day, nor are tbey to bo em ployed In any such work as tbe inspector may deem detrimental to their health. The opposition to the Holliday bill, prohibit ing minors entering saloons, will probably test tbe constitutionality of the lsw in the Supreme Court. A step was taken in that direction by Senator Brown formally entering bis protest against the signing of tbe law, because it did not obtain a constitutional majority. He claims it was passed by 19 votes and that Sen ator Pattison was one who voted for it. He says Mr. Pattison, a Congressman. Is not en titled to a seat in the Senate and tbe bill did not therefore pass. The House passed the Benfer bill, providing fir the election ot tbe State Dairy and Food Commission by a popular vote. A BIG LTJHBEB TBUST. Southern dealers Combine With, a Capital " oTTlveMIlllon"Dollars. SPECIAL, TZXEORAH TO TBE DUPATCB.1 Savannah, April 23. A Lumber Trust, combining all the lumber interests of the Southern States, will probably be tbe outcome ot tbe charter just received by the Georgia dealers, 'who have capitalized their mills, railroads and timber lands at $5,000,000. This pool expects to eontrol the prices -of lumber ana to prevent cutting ot prices. Hundreds of thousands of acres of timber land are controlled by tbe trust. The corporation is the outcome of the Lumbermen' Association, which was organized in Savannah a year or two ago. Some of tbe Savannah mill men have worked hard for more than a year to bring about this trust. A meeting of lumber men was held here last week, at which the en tire mitter was discussed and the papers all carefully prepared. , The condition of the market has been unsat isfactory for some time, and tbe members of tbe Georgia Pine Association, composed of the large firms, have taken this step to better it If the smaller concerns will not come in, it is understood that prices will be sent down way below apaylng basis to freeze them out. This is probably the biggest trust ever organized in the South. A MIKISTEB IN TROUBLE. He Is Swamped With Debts and Many Ugly Charges Against Him. rFPECIAL TEL.EOBAJC TO THE DISPATCH.! Malsen, Mass., April 23. Parson J.Nelson Lewis, of tbe First Baptist Church, whose parishioners have paid enough to make his in come nearly 1.000 per year, is nearly swamped with debts, and serious charges against his moral character. The financial indebtedness has resulted in tbe placing of a keeper in the parsonage. Tbe charges against his moral character have led to his resignation. The deacons of the church have undertaken to settle bis financial indebtedness, but no effort bas been made to have the pastor withdraw bis resignation. To-morrow evening tbe church deacons meet. If Mr. Lewis still clings to bis decision to re sign it is probable tbat the matter will be set tled quietly. If, however, be decides that he will withdraw his resignation and demands an investigation, many things will be brought forward to sbbw that he is not the proper per son to administer to the spiritual welfare of so large andwealthy and prominent a church as the First Baptist of Maiden. LIKE A CIMETEB. A Thunderbolt Flashes From, the Sky and Spears a Carpenter, FPICIAL TM.EPBAM TO THE DISPATCB.: Norwich, Coxs., April 23. A sable cloud invaded tbe western sky at S SO o'clock this afternoon, and a thunderbolt, shaped and flashing like a cimeter, fell straight to the eartb, at East Great Plain, in the suburbs of the city. It went down tho chimney of anew house in tbat village, in whose cellar carpen ters were working, and speared Samuel Pur. vis, killing him instantly. About bim were several other men, bat it picked bimoutof tbe group, and tbe rest were not hurt. The crash of thunder tbat followed was deafening. Mr. Purvis' clothes and body were burned. There was no other lightning flash. Tbe sky was clear at the time, and the cloud moved around to the southeast. Mr. Purvis lived on Laurpl Hill, and was to be married next week. " DB0WHED IN A SEWEE. Terrible Death of a Workman Who Fell Through a Manhole. rSrEClAIj TEI.EOEAJI TO THE DISPATCH.1 New Yoiik, April 23. John Callahan, a workman emplojed by the Consolidated Gas Company, laying a main in East Twenty-third street, accidentally fell through a manhole at 5 o'clock this afternoon and was drowned In the rushing torrent caused by a recent shower of rain. He disappeared so suddenly that there was doubt for a time among his fellow-workmen whether he had really fallen into tbe sewer. Of course all attempts to aid tbe unfortunate man were futile, and no glimpse even of bis body bas been obtained since tbe few witnesses of tbe strange accident bebeld the man tumNe headlong into the murky ton en t. Callahan was a married man. Bulgaria's "Ultimatum to Turkey. London, April 23. Bulgaria will shortly re quest the Porte to recognize Prince Ferdinand as ruler of Bulgaria. Iu the event of the Porte's refusal. Bale-aria -will nrodalm her (independence - -PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, . AJRIL 24, 1891. '' THREE CENTS. J PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, HITTING AT HARRISON The New Organization of the Eepub Hcan Clubs Against Him. CLAEKSON ACCEPTS THE OFFICE, And Says the President Intellectual, Bat Lacks Magnetism. BLAINE'S LETTER THAT NETEE CAME rSPECIAL TM.EGEA1T TO THE DISPATCH. 1 C incinnati, April 23. A very plausi ble explanation of the Foraker incident -is current to-day- President qaiers of the Ohio League in welcoming the League to the State said Ohio was never a doubtful State. Sbe was always Bepublican though she sometimes found it necessary to rebuke some of her leaders. Foraker is said to have taken this as personal ato himself and seeing the Blaine sentiment hastily decided to get even nnd make himself solid with Blaine's friends. Prominent delegates still lingering In the city express the belief that Blaine will find a way to publicly reply to the enthusiasm shown for bim iu the convention, and either emphatically decline to be a candidate or by assuming an erasive tone pnt up his light ning rod. With these few delegates linger and multiply a host of rumors and quanti ties of gossip. One Very Absurd Rumor. One rumor, emaciated, feeble and parent less, savs a letter from Blaine, so positive in its statements, so clear in its admissions, was suppressed because even his most madly enthusiastic friends saw its suicidal tendency. The obverse side of the rumor is that in this letter he succinctly, though in diplomatically draped word), refused to allow bis name to be considered in connection with tbe Presidency. Either rumor is absurd. Such a letter could not have been kept quiet and any attempt to suppress It for either reason wonld have re. suited in the opposition dragging it out There is not any doubt that this session of tbe League left more and uglier sores than any of its predecessors. It bas been tbe purpose of the Republican National Committee ever since tbe League was organized to control the organiza tion and keeps its work in thorough sympathy with the official executive body ot tbe Repub lican party. The struggling spasms of the Harrison con tingent yesterday were best shown when T. V. Cooper, of Pennsylvania, sprung Stulh for sec retary against Clarkson's man, Humphreys. But Stulb was defeated despite tbe work of tne Harrison office holders, and this was really the most significant rap at the President which oc curred during the day. Clarkson Accepts the Leadership. Hon. John M. Thurston, ex-Presldeut of the League, received the following telegram from President Clarkson to-day: Boston, Mass , April 23. To Hon. John M. Thurston, President Bepub lican Leacne of the United States: 1 am in receipt of your message and I accept tne Presidency of the League and will immedi ately take up its work. I ask the Executive Committee, or such members of it as may conveniently attend, to meet at headquarters in New York Wednes day noon next. We shall then begin the preliminary labors with the intention of accomplishing by tbe beginning of tbe winter months some form of active Republican na tional organization in every neighborhood ot the United State. Your convention has put tbe Republican party in motion toward victory for itself and the Republic in 1892. I tbank my comrades of the league for the trust tbey have reposed in me and shall try, in common with tbem, to do what 1 can' in the Work now before us all. J. s. Clarkson. A dispatch from Boston says that, iu the course of a lengthy interview, Mr. Clarkson said: "Tbe failure of young men to participate in polities U -a weakness of tbe Kennbllcan party in NewiEngland. Ihelieve the New Eng- lana-ininocracy nas oucgeneraiea its ixepuDll can opponents in that respect. Tbey bave as leaders tbe sons of the founders of Republican ism. Tbe Republican party must utilize their young men. The-Distribution of Wealth. "The labor question will figure in the'next campaign, and ought to. Wealth should be more evenly distributed. Something is ready for correction when one man can pile up his millions in a few years, while another has a bard time to make a living. Tbe increase of wealth should be more evenly distributed." Mr. Clarkson defined reciprocity as optional free trade, and said tbat the Republican party favors limited reciprocity and tbe Democratic arty universal reciprocity. He thought the IcKlnley bill wonld grow in popularity when fully understood and fairly lllust.ated to every community. "Do you interpret tbe Cincinnati convention as favoring Blaine instead of Harrison?" "I was net at tbe convention, so I cannot as sume tojudge of its sentiments," was the re joinder. "It is said that you are personally out for Blaine as against a renominatlon of President Harrison," suggested tbe reporter. t "I bave no personal choice for President," replied Mr. Clarkson, with deliberation. "Time will Indicate the man. If the silver question is settled, tbe sitnation will be greatly cleared. The seat ot Republican power, the West, will never consent to see tho treasury of the coun try dwarfed to a 'gold basis.' The West will not consent to any candidate or any platform that will not represent the double standard idea, and tbe greater part will not consent to. a platform tbat will not represent silver as money by the coinage of the American product. His Idea of a Winning Platform. "With such a position on money and with the position for a revision of tho banking laws so as to maku our banning associations as favorable'to agricultural communities, cities and towns, and with the purpose to provide good money and enough of it, the Republican party will bold tbe West as solid for the party as it was in 1SSS, while tbe McKinley bill will carry with it New York and tbe doubtful States for tbe protection party. "The next Republican candidate for Presi. dent," continued Mr. Clarkson, "must be a man broad enough to cover this broid land and able to administer justice on all tbe differing inter ests with a trne regard to all National Interest. President Harrison bas made a faithful execu tive iu every public sense, and is lackingonly in tbe personal popularity which gives a man the power of electricity in politics. He bas demon strated bis political purity fully and his intellectual ability is not second to any American living to-day, not even bis phenomenal Secretary of btate. Who ever is tbe Republican candidate must be a man wuo can maintain the solidarity of tbe party in the great agricultural region west of tbe Mis sissippi. The candidate must not only be near to the people, but mnst not be far from the farm. All politics will go more closely to tbe farm hereafter than they have for.the last SO years. Tbe farmers are going to assert tbem selves in politics, and for the good of the race." Mr. Clarkson said ho believed that Mr. Cleve land will be tbe next Democratic candidate. If his personal views on tbe silver question do not quite suit tbe South and West he will make them suit. He feels that tbe gold peoplo will trust bim anyway and as the Western and Southern Democracy believe in him as a man of destiny be can successfully bvpnotize tbem on the silver question and he is doing" it. Ex-President Cleveland is one of the smartest politicians that his party has ever had and tbe Republican party has always under estimated bim lu this respect. THAT CLEVELAND 1NTEEVIEW. Mr. StephensWho Is Responsible for It, Also Says It Is Inaccurate. ST. Louis. April 23. State Treasurer Lon Stephens returned from New York las: nigbt. When asked this morning about tbe published interview between himself and ex-President Cleveland, In reference to the policy of Mr. Cleveland as to tbe silver question and the next Presldental campaign, Mr. Staphens said: "1 regret it verymnch indeed, that so much has been said about the matter, and tbat I have been placed In so unpleasant a position in re gard to it. 1 had not tbe slightest Idea tbat Mr. Cleveland would have any objection what ever to tbe use being made of wbat he said lp tho State from which I came or elsewhere." Mr, Stephens was asked if the reports tbat have appeared were accurate. He replied, "Not bv anv means. I did not write a line of Ihe Interview tbat appeared in tbe New York pavers, nuraia a see natter it was written until It appeared in print. If It had been sub mitted to me I would bave struck out fnlly one-halt at it It contained much that Mr. Cleveland said, bat also much he did not say, and if I had known just what it was I wonld have removed many of the embellishments. . APRIL Mr. Cleveland did not announce htmsejf as a candidate at all. bnt snoke M a private citizen. When I asked him what he wonld do in case he. was jrresiuent, aou a iree coinage uiu wao pcu sonted to him, be laughed and turned the ques tion by saying that it Was a longtime until 1804. I would prefer not to particularize tbe mistakes In tbo account of my interview with bim, further tban to state that if it bad been submitted to ma I would have stricken out about one-half of it." CLEVELAND ON SILVER. THAT LAST INTEBVIEW" IS STILL CAUS ING MUCH GOSSIP. A Belief That the Ex-President Is Getting Himself In Shape to Hedge Everything, However, To Be Subordinated To the Tariff Fight. CTBOM X STAfT COSItESFONDEltT.l Washington, April 23. The second hand interview with ei-President Cleve land on the silver question still causes a great deal of gossip in Democratic circles, and the general opinion is that the ex President had best close his month as tight as n clam until after the conventions next year. It is believed that the interview is quite correct a to substance. Among those, boweyer, who profess to know Cleveland besttit is asserted that be has not placed himself in a position from which he cannot honorably retreat at any time if the circum stances seem to demand this crab-like ad vance. The day the silver letter to the .Reform Club, of New York, was printed, Representative Xracey, ot New XorK, who is a Warm admirer o'f Mr. Cleveland, as well as a personal friend, said in an inter view: "He (Mr. Cleveland) has deeided convic tions' in opposition to trying the experiment of free coinage at present, and it is better tbat he frankly made them known when Circumstances aroso calling for a statement of his Views." On reading this interview Mr. Cleveland wrote to Mr. Tracey stating tbat tbo Interview correctly represented bis attitude. Democratic politicians who believe that Mr. Cleveland is going to be the party nominee and tbat bis utterances on tbe silver question are not going to hurt him iu the least, declare that if time should suggest free coinage to be de sirable, Cleveland, being President, would not veto-a free coinage bill. He is against party division. The opinion is expressed that Mr. Cleveland, when be wrote his famous letter, had the question of party policy in mind ae much as be bad the abstract question of coinage ot sliver, and tbat even if he bad been personally favorable to tbe free coinage of silver, as an ultimate result he would have as earnestly advised agalnstany committal of the party to a free-coinage policy as long as a division on that question threat ened a division ot tbe party and endangered their chance on any other question success fully. Entirely aside from his convictions on the silver question, be is said to be opposed to running tne risk of a party division on any question of policy until they have made tbe right to a finish On tbe tariff issue, in which he expects his party t6 win. Haviag got into power, be believes it would then be time enough to determine upon issues and to try to put their future policy into effect BEADY TO MEET ITKLNLEY. Campbell Prefers Him as an Opponent to Any Other Republican. Washington, April 23. Tbe announcement! from Columbus tbat tbe Democratic members of the Ohio Legislature have, by a Urge ma jority, expressed tbemselves In favor of a re nomination of Governor Campbell, and tbe prediotlon that tbe two candidates for Govern or of that State this summer will be Campbell and McKinley, makes timely tbe publication of a part of a conversation with Governor Canip upon this subject "I would rather run against McKinley than any Republican in the State," said Governor Campbell, "and 1 do not say this because I re gard him a weak man. On the contrary, I think he is the strongest Republican In Obto. tidt I prefer bim as my opponent because bis candidacy means tbat the battle will be fought out on general and not personal lines. Mc Kinley will not be a party to a personal or dirty ciunpaign,- I -had to defend myself against rjsrsonal -innuendo" and persotaal onslaught in the campaign last year, when I de feated Foraker. I am tired of personalities, although I am not afraid ot them. It is simply annoying. It Is low and degrading. I want to discuss the tariff, the currency. State issues, the records of tbe two parties, and let tbe personality of candidates go by the board. Any bonest man of Intelligence will make a good enough Governor. McKinley, having as a distant goal in view the Presidental nomina tion, will keep alive general issues." There is very little if any doubt tbat Governor Campbell and tbe author of tbe present tariff law will confront each other on tbe forum in Ohio this autumn, andthefriedds of each, wltb tbe impression tbat there is something better in store for (heir favorites if they win, will make the campaign of more thanlocal interest. TWO PEBTLNENT QUESTIONS Asked by Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker Answered by Secretary Poster. Washington, April 23. Secretary Foster bas received a letter from Mrs. Isabella Beecher Hooker in which she asks tbe Secre tary two questions. These are: To whom will the 36,000 given by Congress for the use of the Board of Lady Managers ot tbe World's Fair be paid and for wbat purpose, and, if, as Chair man of tbe Committee on Finance, she has duties present or prospective. Secretary Foster, in replying to Mrs. Book er's letters, says: "In reply I have to advise you that the clause making appropriation for the World's Columbian Commission for the next fiscal year reads as follows: 'For tbe World's Columbian Commission, 95.500, of wbicb sum 36,000 shall be used for tbe Board of Lady Managers.' I am of the opinion that the sum of 36,000 named in tbe appropriation can only be expended by authority of tbe World's Columbian Commission, and tbat tbe said commission must determine in what man ner said sum shall be expended. In reply to ynnr second question, I have to state that this office bas no control whatever over, and is not required by law to supervise in any manner, the duties ot tbe members of any committee of the Board of Lady Managers. SALISBUBY MEANS BUSINES3. Three Warships to Bo Sent to Africa to Se cure Portuguese Good Behavior. LONDON, April 23. Lord Salisbury, in tbe House of Lords to day, in answer to an inter pellation regarding the action of the Portu guese authorities in Interfering with Sir John Willongh's expedition on the Pungwe river, said tbat the members of the English expedi tion had been treated in a manner not consist ent with the engagements of tbe Portuguese Government Lord Salisbury added that the demeanor of the Portugue'e officials in Africa corresponded so little with the assurances given bv tbe Lisbon Goverpment that it has been de cided to send three British warships to the mouth of the Pungwe river. The statement of the Prime Minister was greeted with cries of "Hear! Hearl" The Portuguese Minister having intimated that bis Government bas ordered tbe removal of the obstacles to free passage into the inte rior by the Pungwee river. Lord Salisbury proposed that Great Britain appoint a conBut to see that tbe modus Vivendi was observed, and said that tbe Government wonld send a naval officer to act in tbat capacity. Hear, hear.J BBITISH FINANCES. The Budget Shows Something of a Surplus In the Exchequer. London, April S3. The budget was sub mitted to the Houseof Commons this afternoon by Hon. George J. Goschen, Chancellor of tbe Exchequer. Mr. Goscben said tbat there was an excess of 1,760 000 over the surplus which be suggested in 1B90. Ho added, however, tbat there i& no certainty tbat a progressive In crease would be maintained, as tbe needs of Ireland bad incroased tbe expenditure by the sum of 200,000. FAVA THB0WS UP THE SPONGE. He Informs Premier dl Rudlnl There Is No Way Out of the Situation. Roue, April 23. Baron Fava, in his report to tbe Marquis dl Rudlnl on tbe New Orleans lynching, expresses the belief tbat there is no way ont of tbe situation, as tbe Federal Gov ernment has no power to give Italy the satis faction demanded. Great Britain's Alliance With Italy. St. Psiebsbubo, April 23. The JV'otaiti says it is certain tbat Lord Salisbury bas con cluded a treaty of alliance with Italy. . . icvnu UAr orAi cctatf a SPOILS TOO SWEET. The State.Legislature Has No Use for Ciril Service Keform. A PLEA FOR THE PARTI WORKERS.- Pittatrars's Street Bills Passed Finally . Through the House. LULL IN TBE LIQUOR LICENSE WAS max a staw cobbzsp ojtdest I. " Haeeisbtjeg, April 23. Civil service reform was laid out cold in the House to night when Mr. Wherry called up on second reading bis bill to fegnlate and improve, the civil service of the Commonwealth, and the cities, boroughs and. counties thereof. He said he had introduced it at tbe reqnest oi the Civil Service Reform Association, of Philadelphia; add in doing so he was dis charging the highest duty he owed to people. It aimed to place the civil on as high a plane as the military ana naval service now occupy. Jr More than 250,000 were employed in tbis branch of the Governmeiit, and of them 12,000 were in Pennsylvania. The bill would put fit men and women in the public service and prevent its being misused for partisan purposes. A distinguished United States Senator had-said: "lam a very im moral man. I want to give the men in my State who helped to elect me some of the things my party has won." Wherry's Way of Putting It. Why should he pay for personal services with tbe people's .money? Why shonld partisan politics enter into tbe performance of municipal functions, which are as com pletely non-political as tbe work done in a mill or a mine? It may be answered that this is a Government of parties, and that therefore public places must be treated as party prizes. But party patronage bad never saved a dominant party from defeat. It was nrged tbat this system wonld fill the offices with.college graduates to the ex clusion of those educated in the publio schools. Tbe last report ot tbe Massachusetts Civil Service Commission showed tbat of LOU wbo passed tbe examination, 1,031 had only a com mon school education. Mr. Donabce, of Philadelphia, said he looked at the bill from a common sense view. With out two parties, we might have a king ruling over us, and tbe party In power should have all tho patronage. No matter which party is in power, it bas competent men to fill all tbe of fices. When it basn't It will be time enough to go to the minority. A Plea for the Workers. The men who do the woric are generally com petent to fill tho offices and should be given, a show. The candidates always look these men up; they are always after their "ward heelers" to work for their election. Why shonld they be ignored after the election? If his party were in power, and he at its head, only "Demo crats would be put on guard." Mr. Donahue seem ed to have struck a popular chord and was loudly applauded. ' Mr. Lytle asked Mr. Wherry if it were not a fact tbat tbe Democratic party was only anx ious for civil service reform in tbe United States where it is in the minority, and would he have any objections to having bis remarks printed for missionary work in North and South Carolina, Georgia, Virginia and Texas 7 Mr. Wherry said the Democratic party had insti tuted civil service reform in many States, and he would gladly unite with Mr. Lytle In mis sionary work. A division was called for and tbe bill was de feated, receiving 64 votes, while 77 were cast against it The vote was practically a party one, tbe Republicans, except Messrs. Finley. RIter. Coray and D. R. Jones, voting- no, and the Democrats, with half a dozen exceptions, voting aye. The whole affair resembled a farce, and It is a question whether ten men In tbe House really favored the bill. Heuet Hall. BILLS DISPOSED OF. A Large Number of Them Passed Finally by tho Senate and House. ISPECIAIi TELSOKASI TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Hakiusbukq, April 23. The following Sen ate bills were passed finally: Providing three additional clerks for the office of tbe Secretary of the Commonwealth and a similar number for the Auditor General's department; allow ing constables 60 cents for each visit to licensed places under tbe Brooks retail liquor law; to authorize gas, kero sene, oil and water tax to be nsed in providing electricity in boroughs; requiring justices of tbe peace to use a seal of office; re quiring monthly returns and payments by col lectors of delinquent taxes; appropriating 2,000 for tbe erection of a monument to tbe memory of Philip Glnter. tbe discoverer of anthracite coal; to prevent adulteration of maple syrup; authorizing township elections to be held in boroughs where tbey are contig uous; to supply the charters of borougbs whose charters have been lost or mislaid. House bills were passed finally: Authorizing actions in assumpsit by and against joint own ers, joint tenants and tenants in common: pro viding that practitioners of veterinary medi cine shall register on or before the first day of January, 1&92; authorizing tbe Capitol buildings to be heated by steam generated outside the buildings; authorizing the incorporation of companies for tbe manufacture ot cotton or velvet and other fabrics. PITTSBUBQ HOSPITALS. Appropriation Bills for Them Passed Final ly by the House. rSrXCIAT. TELZQBAX TO THE PISPATOB.1 HabbisEubo, April 23. In the House this afternoon appropriation bills were passed finally as follows: For the erection of memorial tablet or monu ment to mark the position of the Twenty-sixth Pennsylvania Emergency Regiment at Gettys burg, 1.500; to the Bethesda Home, Pittsburg, $5,000: Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg, $20,000; Aged and Infirm Colored Womeu's Home, Pitts Dure. 2,U00; Plttston Hospital Associatioo.S15, 000: bouthside Hospital, Pittsbnrg, 7,000; Brad ford Hospital. Bradford, 26 000; Philadelphia Orthopaedic Hospital and Infirmary, 510,000; Sbenango Valley HospitaLNew Castle, 12,500; Hamot Hospital Association, Erie. 10.000; Al legheny General Hospital, Allegheny, 5J0.000. . FAV0BABLY BEP0BTED. The Bill Appropriating SS,785 for the National Guard. ISFXCIAIt TEI.XOBAK TO THE DISPATCH. 1 Habbisbubg, April 23. In the Senate to day the following bills were favorably repbrted: House bill appropriating $123,000 to the sol diers orphans' schools the next two years; House bill requiring boards of directors of corporations to bold stated meetings and to make monthly statements; House bill appro priating S51.785 to cover deficiency for the sup port of tbe National Guard; Senate bill requir ing assessors to visit in person everv dweillug boose in their districts on tbe first Monday nf May and December each year for the purpose of registering voters. PASSED THE HOUSE, The Pittsburg Street Bills Will Soon Be ' Ready for the Governor. ITKOH A STAKJ" COKBE3POMDINT.1 Habbisbubg, April 23.- The Pittsburg street bills passed the House finally to-day. There was no opposition. Having been amended in tbe House,' tbe bills must go back to the Sen ote for concurrence. This will doubtless be done witbont delay, and tbe bills will then be ready for the Governor's signature. World'n Fair BUI Passed. rsrxciAi. telegbau to toe sispatos. 1 Habbisbubg, April 23. In the Senate tbe bill was passed finally appropriating 1300,000 for the disnlay ot Pennsylvania products at the World's Fair at Chicago. The bill was amended in the House to add to the commis sion the Governor and Lieutenant Governor, and the amount was increased from 150,000 to S300.00U Defeated the Bills, rSPKCtAI. TM.EOKAK TO THE DISPATCH. Habrtsbtteq, April 23. In the Houie Sen ate bills were defeated authorizing' the organi zation of a Btate police for the detection' of . Mn wi b m i v S-JiyN( vM! flf'i -M m UK .- u" rtrzr' ttasr t- .n' i n SP' rF e- '. " VTSSf itff service , A ST &.& v Aiiif zs.A -linfS.i K'Mfe.l'Wl' --fS" , rja i"' vvr -iddvo w a-'vXt Work for the Health Intpector. thieves, and extending the act for tbe preven tion of the spread of Canada thistles to garlic ALLEGHENY COURT BILL COKES UP ON FINAL PASSAGE IK THE SENATE, BUT G0ESOVEB. An Amendment Providing for a Minority Judge Defeated Fllnn Opposes It and Neeb Says That He Does Not Believe In Minority Representation. WOM A STAIT COREESrO'DE!rr.l' Habeisbueg, April 23. The bill giving Allegheny county an additional Court of Common Pleas, with three extra judges, came np on f nal passage in the Senate to day. Senator Ross, of Bucks, asked unani mous consent to amend it, by providing that in electing these 'judges each elector shall vote for bnt two, thus insuring minority representation. He claimed that in estab lishing a new court it wonld be no more than fair to allow the minority party one judge, and based bis position on the fact that the Constitution recognizes the justice of the principle by providing for 4ts enforcement in the election of Supreme Court judges. Senator Fllnn opposed the proposition, believing that it wonld have a bad effect. It would practically make two of the nomi nees of one 'party the Judges. The people should bo given their full power of choosing the Judges. Sometimes improper men were nominated whom the electors shonld repudiate, and this amendment would limit the power of the voter to place good men on tbe bench. Senator Neeb spoke against it He said be did not believe in tboBuckalew idea ot giving tbe minority representation. He was opposed to it generally. He believed the majority should rule. It was responsible for the char acter of tbe men placed in nomination, and if it did not place proper candidates before tbe people tbey conld be defeated, as bad been done in so many instances in Allegheny county. The Judgeship should be divorced from poli tics, while this amendment would inject poll tics into the selection ot the men who filled the positions. Tbe amendment was defeated, and while the bill was being further considered the Senate adjourned. . .. OPPOSITION MELTS AWAY The Wholesale License BUI Is Passed Finally by the House. rniOM A 6TAJT COBBXSPOXDEXT.l Habbisbubg, April 23. Tbe proverbial calm after a storm settled over the House to day, and the gentlemen wbo, last night, roared over the Brooks wholesale license bill like lions, cooed as softly as sucklug doves when it came up on final passage this morning. Both sides seemed to have exhausted tbemselves, and with the exception of a few remarks from Mr. Lytle. who said he should vote for it although be -thought the present law a good one. there was no debate at all. The bill passed finally by a vote of 117 to 53. About 25 Democrats supported it. but the bulk of the party vot6d against it It is said tbat tbe party lines were drawn upon it as far as possible, through tbe influence of tbe administration. Secretary Harrity was on the floor of tbe Honse last nizbt during the dlscussiop, and appeared to be giving the Democrats pointers in tbe fight against it Members of tbe Phila delphia delegation assert that this action of the administration is dictated by. Its unfriendli ness to Jndge Gordon. He wants tbe bill passed and-ls said to bave bad a band In fram ing it hence tbe desire on the part of tbe Gov ernor and his Cabinet to defeat it Mr.Brooks said to-ntght that be was confident bis bill will pass the Senate in practically Its present shape. TO HELP SHIPPING. A Favorable Report to Be Made on a Bill for That Purpose. I rEOM A STAIT COBBESFOXPEXT. 1 . Habbisbubg. April 23. The Senate Ju diciary General Committee listened to argd menta tbis afternoon in favor of the bills .for tbe incorporation of shipping companies, intro duced by Senator Penrose, of Philadelphia. Delegations from the Board of Tradeand the Vessel Owners and Captains' Association of Philadelphia were present The general cor poratlonlaw does not provide for tho incor poration of snipping companies', and these Dills are to remedy this defect The object ahned at is to establish companies to enter into the foreign trade and obtain the benefits- of tbe subsidy laws passed by the last Congress. Tbe delegation present to-day asked that the bill be amended so as to exempt from taxation companies formed under its provisions, claim ing that this would tend to build up tbe ship ping interests of tbe State. The bill limits the capital of all corporations of this kind to 55,000. 000. The committee amended the bill to con form to tbese demands and it will be reported affirmatively. NEGATIVELY BEPOBTED. No Appropriation for the Pittsburg Hos pital for Children. .BPEC1AI. TELSOBAU TO THE DISPATCB.1 Habbisbubg. April 23. Senator Robinson's bill providing for the punishment of persons soliciting candidates for office to purchase tickets to entertainments, or asking for any valuable thing, was negatively reported, as was the bill making an appropriation to the Pittsburg Hosnital tor Children. Tbe bill was favorably reported requiring foreign Insurance companies to pay half of the amount of their taxes on premiums to fire men's relief associations for the purpose of aiding disabled fireman. Fish Baskets for Eels. (SPECIAL TELEOBAM TO TUX DISPATCH.1 Habbisbubg, April 23. The bill was passed second reading in the House authorizing the erection of fish baskets in streams during a por tion ot tbe year to catch eels. INSANE IKKIGBANT. He Was Shipped by German Authorities and WU1 Be Sent Back. rSPECIAI.TEt.EOEAH TO THE DISPATCH. I NKTT Yobk; April 21 Nicholas Bsder, 59 years old, who landed at the Barge Office to day from the steamship Waesland, confessed tbat he bad been 21 years in an insane asylum in Germany. He murdered bis sweetheart In ISoi. He was discharged about a month ago, and asked the authorities of tbe town of Stan zach to send him to tbe United States. He says that they did so. Collector Weber will send Bader back, and report the case to tbe Secretary of the Treas ury, who will communicate with tbe Secretary' of Btate. Tbe German Government probably wilt do asiieu iot an explanation. FIGHT FOB A TOWN. Chilean Eebels Capture It, Then Let It Go Witbont a Blow. THE BADLT SCARED POPULACE Fir to Ships in the Harbor With Their Household1 Goods. BOMBARDMENT BUT 50 ONE INJUHED fsrxciAi rECIAL TXLXOBAX TO THE DISPATCa.1 Nxrtv Yobk, Anril 23. The ship Audro- eda celebrated her.first birthday to-day by returning to New Tork from her maiden voyage, bringing war news from Pisagna on the coast of Chile. 'When tbe Andromeda arrived there the revolntion had just broken ont, but the town was held by Government troops. There were some 25 or 30 vessels Is tbe harbor, all loading with nitrate of soda. Abont January 10 a proclamation was mads by the Governor of the town that the rebel man-of-war Magellan was coming to Pisa gna. The captains of all the vessels in the harbor were requested not to assist the man-of-war by supplying her with food or water. On Tuesday, January 13, the Magellan appeared and dropped anchor a quarter of a mile from shore, and jnst as i&t from the Adromeda. The Government soldiers and all the working people were in sympathy with the rebels, and only waited for an op portunity io help them. A few days after t- n-of-war had appeared in the harbor, mande'rofthe garrison was drugged t, rl fthe soldiers and the rebels were a o land. All the soldiers changed , sfo 5 v, great .alacrity, a new Governor was, -g " ted, and within 24.hours Pisagna was1 o ig along as smoothly as ever unde, Intionary Government. 'JJ tht of the'Popnlace. The , in remained in the harbor. Things S- ;j n like this for a week, when word ci fP . it a body of Government troops wk . -oaching to recapture the town. Oi, yl day night, January 32, the report cam .J' the troops would bo there next dv -The townspeople packed to gether as many of tbeir household goods as they could conveniently carry, and at daybreak the next morning a mad rush for the ships in the harbor began. Boatmen charged exorbi tant sums to carry passengers from tbe shorit to tbe vessels, a distance ot a third ot a mile at the most and the (terrified populace was ready to pay anything. One family bad to pay 33 tor transportation to a sailing vessel within 200 yards of tbe shore. Captain Andrews and his wife were at break fast when the first boat load touched the An dromeda. They were considerably surprised when their visitors asked for shelter until tbo battle was over; but, of course, could not refuse) . them. Still more surprised were tbey wben they saw small boats loaded with men, women and children and big bundles of household goods, heading straight for the ship from all parts of the shore. Ships Crowded With Peeple. When two bells struck on the Andromeda there were EGO or COO Pisagnans on board, cov ering the deck from stem to stern, and waiting for tbe battle. There was a German steamship in the harbor, to which as many more bad fled, and every vessel had some of them onboard. At 0.30 o'clock there was no one in town ex cept the soldiers. Scouts came In and reported that 500 Government soldiers were coming along the road on tbe ton ot the hill. The rebels left tbe garrison and marched up to meet tbem. At 10 o'clock tbe Government soldiers ap peared on the top of tbe cliff, in plain sigbt of tbe watchers on board tbe Andromeda, and tbe battle begun. There was a rapid fusillade ot firearms, and men could be seen falling, soma of tbem toppling over tbe cliff. Tho snap of. rifles' continued for sevoral minutes. Then-a heavy boom brought a tlull echo from tbe cliff, and a wreath of smoke curled from the man-of-ifar. The Magellan had fired ber first shot It struck wide of tbe mark. Tbe Government soldiers had some Gatling guns, and with these they answered tbe man-of-war. Everything Hit but Soldiers. Tbeir aim was miserable. Tbe crowd tbat huddled on the deck of the Andromeda watch ing the battle with breathless interest heard the heavy bullets whistling dangerously closa to tbo rigging overhead.. Then tbe man-of-war's guns poured sbot and shell everywhere except among the soldiers. A light shell struck the ship Birdston from Glasow.anchored near shore, crashed In tbe side and exploded in tbe hold. Many other vessels were struck by bul lets, bnt the loss of life was small. Fur nearly an hour the firing continued, and then tbe rebel soldiers on tbe bill retreated, but tbe Government soldiers made no attempt to fol low them. There was no more fighting after tbat Tbe people remained on tbe boats over night. Among those on tbe Andromeda were tbe British Consul and his family. All tbe next day tbey remained on beard, many ot them cooking tbeir food on small stoves tbey had brought with them, while others made no of tbe ship's stove. Tbey were a happy, care less crowd, tbese Pisagnans. and they looked upon tbe whole-affair as a huge picnic Tba town was almost deserted. Banks were closed; no money was to bo had; business was sus pended. Surrendered WIthont a Blow. On Snnday many of tbe people went ashore, bet in the evening a rumor tbat the Govern ment soldiers were to be seen scared them all back to the boats. On Monday nlzbt tbe Gov ernment soldiers marched Into the town, and the rebels surrendered without resistance. The townspeople were apprehensive of a bom bardment from the man-of-war and dared not leave tbe ships. But on Wednesday.wben tbey saw tbat tbe Magellan made no sign of firing upon tbe town, tbey all landed, and the busi ness ofPisagua was resumed. Tbe next day the commander of tbe Magellan sent two steamships Into the harbor to trans port all wbo wanted to go to Arte. Than be notified tbe shinning tbat on February 4 tbe harbor would be strictly blockaded. Tbe pros peut of starvation decided 2,500 of the inhabi tants to board the steamships for Arica. Cap tain Andrews wound up an nis ousiness as rap Idly as be could, and on January 3L altbocgh his cargo was still 400 tons short, bo weighed anchor and bade farewell to Pisagna. TWO BAELBOAD ELECTIONS. Pittsburg Well Represented Among tk4 Officials of the Companies. Philadelphia, April 23. The directors of the Pittsburg, Cincinnati, Chicago and St Louis Railroad mot for reorganization to-day at ihe office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Com pany, and elected tbe following officers: Presi dent George Roberts: Vice President James McCrea, of Pittsburg; Second Vice President and General Counsel, J. T. Brooks; Third Vies President Thomas D. Messier, Pittsburg; Fourth Vice- President, John E. Davidson. Pittsburg; Secretary. S. B. Liggett, Pittsburg; Assistant Secretary. Stephen W. White, Phila delphia; Treasurer, T. H. B. McKnight; Con troller, John W. Renner: Assistant Controller, Albert McrJlevy. Mr. Davidson was promoted from the office of Treasurer. Tbe following resolution was adopted: Resolved, Tbat the President and directors declare a dividend ot 1 per cent upon the preferred stock. Clear of State tax, for tbs three months ending December 31. U90, out of the net profits, payable May 15. 189L at tbe office of the Farmers' Loan and Trust Com pany, New York City, to the preferred stock holders as tbey stand registered on the books at 3 o'clock May 2. 1891. Tbe Pennylvania Company's directors also met here to-dav, and elected officers as follows: First Vice President. James McCrea. Pitts burg; Second Vice President J. T. Brooks; Third Vice President Tboni3S D. Messier. Pittsburg; Fourth yice President J. E. David- . D1...V.H.-. T-at. a T XX M U.IT.t.l... uouVUCI,.ivuu n.UCUUH, SUWICUIUK -lf. Messier, resigned; Assistant Controller, Albert McElevy. TO GAIN A BESTDENCE. Mrs. James G. Blaine, Jr., Preparing fox Her Divorce Salt nmCIAL TXLICKAK TO TOE DISPATCBt Sioux Falls, a Dak.. April 23 Mrs. Jame G. Blaine, Jr.. arrived here to-day. la three months she will gain residence he- and will then apply for divorce. She is very weak and denies herself to reporters. She brings latter of introduction to Senator Petti grew and other people ot note. A rumor tbat she was going 14 Washington was given out s a blind.