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A Lienor license Surprise in
tlio Last Hours of
tlie legislature. T
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la Cities'otlfie First and Second,
Class, WMclffFakesiin Pitts- f
T)nrg and Allegheny. t
Ja tlie UppOr Branch, TTUIellt Was Eailj
loaded Tkrougli the House hy aa-
Ovenrhelniing Msgority.
Ttc Ancndf a Ballot Ef fmn ifeisnrc HU Been FlnaUjJ
fassed, and Is Sow at the Disposal
sflle Gowniaiv.
rrnoji A BTATr coEnEsr0XDE.T.J
Hakkisbueg, JIav2fi. There was a gen
nine surprise in both Senate and House io
night when the report of the conference
committee of Senator Henninger'a. bill
emending the Brooks law by increasing tha
proportion of retail license fees to be re
tained in the local treasuries, reported the
follow in-; compromise measures:
That all persons licensed to sell at retail
any vinous, spirituous, malt -or brewed
liquors or any admixture thereof In any
bouse, room or place, hotel, Inn or tavern,
thall be classified and required to pay
jiunually for such privileges as follows: Per
sons licensed to gel! by retail, resident in
cities of the first and second class, shall pay
The Sum of One Thousand Dollars,
and in cities of the third class shall pay tho
Bum of ?o00, those resident in all other cities
EhaU pay $300, and those resident in boroughs
thallpay the sum of $150; those resident In
townships' shall pay the sum of $75 to the
Treasurer of the respective counties for the
use of the counties in the following propor
tion: In cities the sum of $100, in boroughs and
ton nships one-fifth of the amount of license
shall bo paid to tho Treasurer of the re
spective counties for the use of tho counties,
and the balance shall be paid to the Treas
urer of tho respective cities, boroughs and
townships for their respective use, provided,
bowover, that the money thus paid into any
township treasury, shall be applied to keep- J
lng the roads in good repair.
Tho raising of the license foe in citlVs of
tho first and second class from $500 to $1,000
was something entirely unexpected) but the
roll was called and tho report concurred in
"by a vote of SG to 1, Senator Xeeb casting the
only vote In opposition.
Bushed Through tho House, Too.
It -went over to tho House at once, and
v ent through with a rush, being concurred
In by 136 yeas to 2i nays. Senator Flinn says
the change will add $250,000 to tho revenues
of the city Of Pittsburg, and over $1,000,000 to
The Senate substitute for the Brooks
wholesale license bill was defeated in the
Eenate to-night by a vote of 24 to 11, lacking
two votes of the required number to pass it
It was afterward reconsidered and post
poned for the present. Considering the ac
tion of both branches to-nfcrht in raising the
retail fee in cities of the first and second
class to $1,000, it is probable that the whole
tale licenses will have to be increased to
that figure, hich was the sum agreed upon
In the House on the original bill, before it
can bo passed. Hejut Ujol.
It Passes Both Houses Ui ely Scenes at the
It Indup 'Wherry Attacks Taggart In a
Highly Tragic Style The Montgomery
rarmer Replies.
ILinKisBuro, 3Iay 2G A t lat the tax ques
tion U settled, at least, so far as the Legisla
ting is concerned. AVhateier remains to be
done, lies in the power of the Governor. If
he vetoes the bill, tax equalization, eicn in
the measure which this bill proposes, goes
oierfort'no years more. Tho last attempt
to galvanize the Taggart bill into life
was made when the bill came up on final
passage in the Senate. Senator Hall, of Elk,
moved to reconsider the oto by which it
had passed the prc ious reading, tho object
being to cndea or to bubstitute the Taggart
bilL Of courso cvervono knew that the
substitution -n as impossible alter the Just
action of the Senate, and without debate it
"was voted down by 23 to 1L
The vote then recurred on final passage.
Several of the Democratic Senators gae
their reasons for voting for tho bill, all to
the effect that it was not what the people
wanted, nor what they had been promised,
tut "half a loaf was bettor than no bread,"
and they i; ould record their votes in its
favor. On final pas-ipe the vote was 15 to I,
Senator Sleek, of Center, boing tho only one
who refused to come in out of the wet on
the tax question.
There was merry war in the House when
the bill came over for concurrence. Fow,
Vhcrry, Skinner, Gillan, Bamhart.all Demo
crats, opposed concurrence bitterlv, the
former argulnc that with 5,000,000. for
schools, $1,000,000 lot bv tho Philadelphia
defalcations, $500,000 1 hich had been to-day
voted for the Chronic Insano Hospital, and
the appropriations for charities, the five-mill
rate could Jiot possibly jield sufficient
rcvenuo to meet these demands. 3Ir. "Wherry
said the bill was no response to tho demand
oftheptoplo for equalization of taxation.
It would afford them no relief. Growing
dramatic, he pointed to Mr. Taggart and
said "Equalization of taxation In Pennsvl-
ania receu ed tho assassin's blow from the
mother who nursed it. There is the man
who did it. Sir, that hand is as bloody as
the hand of Lady Macbeth, nnd all the per
fumes of Araby will never sweeten it"
This attack upon Mr. Taggart and the State
Grange brought the farmer from Montgom
ery to his feet, and he proceeded to dress
down the Democrats in great shape. The
object of Mr. FownndtheDemocrats was to
deleat the bill entirely. He asktfd the House
to concur, because it n ould gl e them some
thing, at leat. It would afford relief from
local taxation. Taking his own county as an
example, he showed that from tho tax ou
jnonc at interest it would rcceh e $15,000.
and under the increased appropriation for J
sciioois it woma receive nu,uiw. ii
this would not relieve local taxa
tion ho did not know what would. Ho had
stood by his own bill while thero was
cny hope for Its passage; he believed in the
principle It embodied; he had done as much
for it as had Mr. Wherry, if not more, but
when 10 or the 19 Democratic Senators had
voted againtt it, he had felt that tt was lost,
and the next best thing must be done. He
urged the House to concur in the amend
ment. Tho Slate's financial officers had as
eurcd him that the 5-miil rate would pro
duct) revenue sufficient to meet tho $5,000,000
Get their
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rely on it
for schools and all additional appropriations
tande. '
The roll was called and the House con
curred by n vote of 120 to (2. The negative
votes, with but two or three exceptions,
were cast by Democrats.
Closing Speeches by Senators Boss, Gobln,
Brandt and Critchfleld Seventeen Be
pufillcans and Sixteen Democrats Tote
for the Measure Allegheny County Sen
ators Tote Xay.
Haerisbuko, May 26. TheBakerballotblll,
fcs amended, passed the S nate to-night after
the waste of a great deal of valuable time to
no perceptible purpose. It certainly had
been discussed all it would stand, and an in
finite dealmore than it was worth, and yet
half a dozen or more Senators felt Impelled,
to take up -an hour in going over the old
staff again. One pertinent suggestion wAs
made by Senator Boss, who, in replying to
the argument in favor of Constitutional re
form made yesterday ty Senator Gobin.
said that such'Teform cbuld "not possibly!
take effect" "before 189and"it wasimnlvi
potpon)ng..the. Issue to hand the matter5
overr to. a..rpavent!on. The bill, mutilated
andaeforjoedns.it was, still took one step
-In the direction of an honest election nnd a,
fair count, something that had not been in
Philadelphia .for years,.
Senator Gobln wanted to know whether
the emergency was so great that theStato
should be asked to spend $500,000 or more for
the mere experiment m ballot reform, whiehr-'
the bill would give. The booths alone would
oost $100,000, and Unnecessary printing, etc..
mtn tho bill for a constitutional convention
now In the hands of the Governor, whv vent
ure upon a change which might last only two
Senator Brandt, of Greene, denied that the
51 met the public demand. Ho wanted a
olll whioh would allow the poor evicted
(""Ijwb iu ,t esirooreuina county xo voco
without fear of the Carnegies and Pricks.
Senator Critchfleld knew of no demand
among his constituents for the bill. On tha
contrarr,allofthetnwho had seen him, on
""jquestion wero opposed to its passage.
The roll was called, and tho Tblll passed
finally by a vote of 23 to U. The yfcs were
senators Bates, Becker, Crawford, Cronse,
Grady, Harlan, Lemon, McCrearv, Mylin,
F acker, Penrose, Porter, Robbins, Robinson.
Smith, or Philadelphia: Thomas and Thomp
son, Bepublican; and Brown, Dunlap, Green,
Honnlnger, Herring, Hlnrs, Laubach, Lloyd,
Logan, McDonald, Markley. Monaghan, Rap
fher, Booney, Boss and Sloan, Democrats.
Messrs. Critchfleld, Flinn, Gobin, Keefer,
Mehard, Xeeb, Newell, Osbourn, Showaltor,
Smith, of Lancaster; Steel, Upperman, Will
iamson and Woods, Republicans, voted nay.
Lytlo and Bitter Cleared of the Bribery
Charges Against Them.
HAMtisBtTEo. May B8. The committee ap
pointed to investigate the charges of bribery
made in connection with the Lvtle insur.
nnce bill met again, fo-day. Mr. Boynolds,
the insurance nsmt making the charges, and
who yesterday could not state whether.it
was Mr. Ly tie or Mr. Bitter who made the
alleged corrupt solicitation, appeared,
and by his attorney, Mr. 8. J. McCarroll,
offered to state definitely which one had
made the proposition. The committee re
fused, however, to permit him to chango his
testimony as given yesterday. Messrs.
Bitter and Lytle both took ths stand an 1
denied under oath the charges made. The
correspondents present when Mr. Reynolds
admitted that Mr. Bitter had not made the
alleged improper offer wero sworn and cor
roborated Mr. Bitter's testimony.
To-night tho committee made Its report,
It closes by saying that the committee is of
the unanimous opinion "that the rumors of
bribery or of corrupt solicitation of members
or the Legislatu.-e by agents of insurance
companies, or by any other persons whatso
ever, to insure the passage or defeat of
House bill No. 128. known na tho r.i-tu (n.
wsranoe billr-are unsupported by-anytestli
mony taken before, vnnf mmmittoA .mi
"without foundation. Your committee unani-
uuusiy uctiuro mat arom- tnq testimony
taken it appears that the rumors or charges
affecting the Integrity of any member of tho
House aro absolutely false, unwarranted and
calculated to Injure tho reputation of honest
legislators, who are entitled to the fullest
confidence of their constituents and the re
spect of the nouse. Your committee fnlly
acquits any members whose name3 may
have been mentioned In connection with
such Tumors or charges of any improper
conduct in connection with tho same."
Theieportwas unanimously adopted by
the House, and the matter ends.
rurnNG them theotoh.
The House and Senate Calendars Cleared or
r . a Number of Measures.
Harhisbcro, May 26 The following bills
passed the House finally: Making appro
priation to Huntingdon Reformatory for
the erection of a home for training in
speech of deaf children before they are or
school age; authorizing the election ofChief
Burgess for three years intoronghs; extend
ing the disabled soldiers' peddlers' lawtoall
soldiers, sailors andjnannes who are un
able to procure a livelihood by manual
labor; extending tho net to prevent persons
from unlawfully using or wearing insignia
or rosettes of the Military Order of the
Loyal Legion and other orders, to include
the badge or shield of the Sons of Veterans.
in tue senate among the Dills passed final
ly were the following: To relieve clerks,
mechanics, laborers, etc., from prosecution
under the old conspiracy laws; making ap
propriations to the general hospital ofBea
ser county, Southside hospital, Pittsbure:
State Normal School, California, Washing
ton county; Allegheny General Hospital,
Mercy Hospital, Pittsburg; Aged and to
firm Colored Women's Home.
The House Finally Passes the Bill for a Hos
pital to Cost 8500,000.'
HAltniSBUBG, May 20 James B. Scott, of
Pittsburg, member of the Stato Board of
Charities, arrived hist night, and at his re
quest Mr. Wherry this morning moved that
the House reconsider tho voto by which tho
bill to appropriate $500,000 for the erection
ota hospital for the chronic insane was de
feated. It was opposed by Messrs. Tow and Tag
gart, but Mr. Wherry made a strong appeal
for the bill, and it was reconsidered and
then passed by a voto of 113 to 10.
Flinn Amends the Charter BIB to Protect
the Mayor's Powers.
HAitnisBnto, May 26. Tho Senate passed
finally the Congressional, judicial and repre
sentative apportionment bills. Flinn
amended tho Pittsburg charter bill by pro
viding that the Mayor shall be stripped of
none or his powers.
It will be reached on final passage to-morrow.
Senate Districts Changed.
Harrisbcrq, May 2a On motion of Senator
Showalter tha follow ing changes wero made
In the Senatorial apportionment bill to
night: Thirty-seventh district, Armstrong
and Indiana; Thirty-eighth, Jefferson
Clarion, Forest and Elk: Fortv-seventb.
Butler and Lawrence; Fiftieth, Mercer and
Crawford. These changes were agreed upon
by the Bepublican Senators and were in
corporated in the bilL
The Governor WUI Appoint
Harrisbcbo, May 20. In the. House, bill
to create a State Banking Department was
amended by conferring on tho Governor the
power to appoint the Bank Examiners.
For the Homeopatlilc Hospital.
Habbisburo, May 26. Among the last bills
passed finally wore those making an atmro-
priation to tho Homeopathic Hospital and j
uuicu9aij, luiauuig.
SheU Fish AU the Year.
Habrisbcro, May 28. In the Senate, bill
-allowing oysters nnd clams to be sold all tho
year, passea nnaiiy.
No Female Notaries Just Yet
Harrisbvbo, May 86. Tho House defeated J
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the bill, making women eligible as notaries
The BUI Providing for It Is Passed Finally
by the Tipper House.
Habhisbubq, May ai The Senate passed
finally the compulsory education "Wll, whleh
requires children between 8 and 12 years to
attend school at least IS consecutive weeks
each year.
Politics Will Play a Part-Oellers Elected
by Councils and the County Commis
sionersAnother Loss of liardslej'e
Straightening Out State Finances. '
Philadelphia, May sebat there is to be
a fight in the court f6&rn&uocessorship to
Bardsley's unetfjiWaitcttf',as fClty Treas
urer is 'now perfectly clearand It lfl equally,
clear that the opposing hostsarctobenri
rayed on political lines. Richard G. OeUers
I was elected City Treasurer to-day by .the
two Republican County Commissioners. Ho
!! be elected again by City Councils on
Thursday and the Republican bosseB mean
to liayChlm id office before the, endlBfthd
weeK. The State Legislature is .to adjourn
on Thursday of this week and the Govprnor
can-then annolnt without the consent of the
,Sonate. , i .
xne i;onnous' committee, which is mvesti.
gating the affairs or the City Treasury,
struck some very interesting information to
day. George A. Huhn, a member of the
stock brokerage firm or Robert Glcndinning
Co., after much hesitation and many eva
sions, testified that at the, time of the great
slump In December last City Treasurer
Barusleywas carrvingwlth them between
$500,000 and $600,000 worth of stocks, and
was closed out at a heavy loss.
A dispatch from Harrisbnrgsays! Auditor
General McCamant to-day sent the Governor
the following reply to his requestor yester
day: 'I am in receipt of your favor of tha 25th
Instant, desiring certain information as to
tho amounts duo and remaining "unpaid to
(.lie iommonweaiin ior tfcxes or licenses,
etc., for the years lS89andlS90. In reply
thereto I have to say that it will take time
to prepare this statement, and I shall place
a force of men at work on it at once and give
it to you at the earliest date I possibly can."
It is said that it will take a week at least
to make out this statement, there being be
tween 80,000 and 100,000 accounts to begone
over. The Auditor General and State
Treasurer Boyer olso sent the following let
ter to-day to David C. King, chief cleric to
City Treasurer Bardsley:
"Mr. Bardsley's resignation as Treasurer
of Philadelphia takes effect on the 30th
instant. He promised us within threo days
thereafter to furnish a statement, showing
his collections of revenues of the Common
wealth fiom January L 1891, to May SO, 1891.
As Mr. Bardsley is sick in bed, and owing to
the present disturbed condition or affairs, he
may be unable to furnish this statement, we
will request tho same of you. We want this
statement verified by you, and by our
agent, J. uamcy uunsicker, ana also oy sir.
Bardsley, if he is able to do so."
Treasurer Boyer had a consultation with
the Governor to-day and proposed to pre
pare and make public a full statement or tho
condition or the State funds. The propo
sition or Mr. Boyer met tho approval or ths
Company E, of the Tenth Kegiment, Haj
Been Ordered Home.
Motnrr Pleasakt, May 28. Company E, of
the Tenth Regiment, N. G. P., which has
been on duty since April 3, will be relieved
at midnight in consequence of the following
order: "'
HAltBiSJiCTio, Pa., May 26.
Captain James A. Loar. Company E, Tenth Ecgl
.ment, N. G. PIt. Pleasant, Fa,: .
As Sheriff Lucien Clawson has officially no
tified this department that the neoessity has
ceased lor the continuance Of the military on
-dntyln Westmorelairicounty,5ou will, upon
recps oi inmreueve your-company rrom
further duty. The Governor directs me tQ
commend the soldierly record or the officers
and men or Company E. This is universally
conceded. The duty was a delicate one, but
you have more than met tho hope of all, and
nave added to the favov in which tjie Na
tional Guard is held throughout the State,
As previously stated, you will at once for
ward to this department all bills for which
the State is liable. i
William McClellaitc),
Adjutant General.
The praise of the Adjutant General is un
doubtedly merited. v The members of the
company will give a reception to their friends
this evening, and to-morrow will return to
their various occupations here.
According to Senator "Wolcott, Harrison Is
Very Unpopular There,
Boston, May 26. Senator Edward Oliver
Wolcott, ot Colorado, Is making a short stay
in Boston. Ho made n few revelations about
Western politics, which differ somewhat
from tjie views obtained by President Harri
son on his lecent excursion. Said Senator
Wolcott: "Out in our section wo are all op
posed to Harrison, owing to his attitude on
public questions affecting the West. The
ovation which has been accorded him was
not meant for Harrison personally, but for
the President While Mr. Harrison has been
cordially received by thepeople of the West,
I dare say that If Grover Cleveland or Blaine
were to iollow niter mm they woma receive
such a reception as would make President
Harrison hang his head in shame. Every
body out in my way on the Bepublican side
1s for Blaine, and we ure earnestly praying
for his recovery. Mr. Blaine has given us a
splendid administration."
When asked if tho force bill would bo an
Issue in tho next campaign. Senator Wolcott
replied: "Thcforcj bill Is as dead as Julius
Caesar." He further said. "The .new third
partvls a myth, and will not be in existence
in 1892." '
A Brewer Lost 82,373 to a Slick Young Man
"Who Wants tho Cash.
New York, May 26. Michael Groh, a pros
perous hrewer, wiuie at Hot Springs, Ark.,
last month, met the usual smooth young
man, who had been at BChool with his son.
This necessitated a poker game, whioh re
sulted in Mr. Grab's signing a cheok in favor
or the young man for $2,27l Mr. Groh, by
telegraph to his son hero, succeeded In stop
ping payment on the cheek. The sharp,
however, had sufficient cheek to bring suit
for recovery of the amount through A H.
Noues. -
George Flammer, who is counsel for the
brewer, demanded hi court the occupation
and nddress of Noues' client, whose name is
given as Frank Goodwin. This Noues was
unable to give, and the case was stayed.
Yideto Will Have to Explain His Connection
With the Tobin Murder.
Franklin, May 26. Photographs sent from
Erie were circulated to-day of Daniel O'Brien,
alias Smith, alias Sullivan, from Syracuse,
N. Y. Ho professes to be a peddler and was
thought to be the partner at Franklin of
Frank Videto, who was arrested in Chicago
for Tobln's murder. No one has yet been
found there who identifies the photo. Sheriff
Ray will leave to-morrow or next day for
Chicago to brbig Yideto to Franklin.
He t ill be tried there for stealing a suit of
clothes, and in connection with this trial
will be made to show where he was at the
time of the Tobin murder and before and
afterward. Though he denies ever having
been in Franklin at all several citizens have
positively identified Ids photograph.
Tho Fato of Dr. Garrison Abides With the
Twelve Good Men and True.
Wheelio, May 2a Arguments in the Gar
rison case were concluded this evening nnd
to-night the Instructions were submitted
and the Jury returned to their room atS
o'clock. At 10 o'clock the came back with
out having agreed upon a verdict and court
adjourned until to-morrowmorning.
There were largo crowds about the court
rooinuntila late hour, and the trial is the
only topic of conversation.
'SUIClBia? A CfiEft
Cruel Treatment at School Drives a
.-earOll GirHo Desperation.
The.1 Shocking hut' Certain Method Adopted
' to Insure Death. , '
Loxdox, May 26. Particulars of the sad
suicide of the 12-year-old child, Kate Hughes,
plainly indicate the motive for the act, and
display a sensitiveness in the child that is
most unusual. Katie, it seems, was a natural
, child, hec father and mother are both living,
but for the past five years she has remained
with a sister of lier mother, the wife of a
police constable -by the name of Williams.
Williams and his wife treated the child with
the greatest kindness nnd consideration.
They had children of their own and she was
regarded by them as a sister, partook of all
their pleasures and until reoently wnsol
"most unconscious of the stain upon her
birth. 'Until I7 weeks ago. Williams ad
lived in a rather obscure place a "short dis
tance from Worcester, but realizing that
Katie had reached an age when she should
attend school, her moved with his family
nearer to town and Katie was admittedto
ono of the local schools.
By some means, how has not yet been; dis
covered, the teacher and scholars became
acquainted with the facts concerning Katie's
birth, the teaoher became "unjustly severe
with every offense, she committed, and the
scholars made cruel and unjust remarks
that causedhergrcatuneasiness. She finally
became so affected by this treatment that
Officer. Williams decided to send her to ani
other school, and had her remain home for a
week, thinking It would quiet her mind.
Last Friday afternoon her aunt sent her out
in the fields to pick clover for at pet rabbit.
The child left the house and tho next seen
of her was by the engineer or the Hereford
and Birmingham express while approaching
the Western Railway embankment two miles
from Worcester. The engineer says as he
was coming along at a high rate of speed he
saw ft child; come out of the toll grass grow
ing along the road and climb up on the em
bankment. She was entirely naked and
stood for a moment on the track looking at
the approaohintr train.
She then deliberately laid down with her
back to the engines placed hor neck on the
track, and a moment later the entire train
had passed over her. When she laid down
the englno was only 150 sards away, the
brakes were put on and every effort was
made to stop the tram, but it was impossible.
As soon as this could be done the guards ran
back to where tho body lay, and in search
ing about, as has been already told in these
dispatches, her clothes were found-neatly
Slled up at the foot of tho embankment
neof the guards ran toward a number of
nouses tnatwero standing near to secure
aid, and on the way met n policeman, whom
be told or the circumstances and returned
with him to the track. Singularly enough
the officer was Williams, and when he re
turned to the scene ho was horrified to find
that it was his Katie who had killed herself
At the Coroner's inquest Williams testified
that Katie had no other reason for the act
than tho reproaches heaped upon her in the
school, and he bad never heard tha matter
mentioned before that time, and was at v,
loss to know bow the scholars learned of It
Tho Jury found no evidence of insanity.
A Blot FoHowed Quipkly by a .Bald by the
Paris, May 26. The strike of the stage
drivers continues to-day and is causing
great excitement throughout, this city,
Ureai crowd? of people, the. majority of
..whom ore. in, y&rta sympathy jrtjb,,. th"a
atriKers, surrounu me uopoxs oi ino omnious
company,. During tho night and this
morning the company's depots and
offices wero guarded by strong forces
of police and detachments of troops.
There was no serious disturbance last
night, but rioting was renewed early to-day,
when the stage company, assisted by the po
lice, made an endeavor to run several stages.
No sooner wero tho stages well out or the de
pots when they were greeted with volleys or
stones. Thouzh the stages were escorted bv
fiolicemen the strikers watched their oppor
tunity and, nt a signal agreed upon, charged
furiously upon the stages, swept away the
police lines, dragged the drivers from their
boxes, pounded them vigorously, cut the
traces or tho horses, and, in several cases,
overturned and seriously damaged the
stiges themselves.
Tho police were unable to successfully re
sist the mob. Atone timo it was thought
that the troops would b8 called upon to take
action, but the authorities, in vie w of the re
sentment which was arousedby the slaughter
or the men by the soldiers at Fourmies on
May Day, are not expected to order the
troops to fire upon the people unless abso
lutely compelled to do so.
A Gladstonlan Taken Into Court on a Litter
on a Serious Charge.
Croydot, May 26. Mr, Charles Allan Fyffe,
tho Gladstope Liberal candidate for member
of Parliament for Wiltshire, surrendered
this morning on a charge of assaulting a boy
in a train on the London, Brighton and
South Coast Railway, en route to Brighton.
The court room was crowded when the pris
oner arrived in an ambulance and had to be
carried on a litter. He nppearcd very weak,
not having Tully recovered rrom his at
tempted suicide, his throat being still ban
daged. His advent caused an exciting scene
in the court. ,
After the Dean of Westminster, 8Ir Horace
Davoy, Sir John Whittaker Ellis, Sir Charles
Grove and others had testified in favor of
tho prisoner's hitherto high character and
attainments, he was hold by tho sitting mag
istrate,' Mayor Devlzeo, for trial. Among
tho audience were a large number of men
piominent in the political noild.
A Threat to Assassinate an English Bishop
by Some Bloodthirsty Unknown,
London, May 2a Considerable excitement
has been Caused by an anonymous letter re
ceived by Dr, Fredenok Temple, Bishop of
London, on Friday last, threatening him
with assassination during the ordination
seryioesat St Paul's Cathedral on Sunday
last The writer said that not only would
the Bishop be assaulted by others, but that
he would shoot himsolf.
The letter was placed In the hands or the
?iolice, and on Sunday a large number or de
ectlvcs were distributed about in the
sacred edifice, but no attempt was made. In
spite of the failure of the writer to make
good his threat, the police consider the case
a serious one.
The Decree In the Divorce Case Against Her
Finally Made Absolute.
London, May 2a In the probate and di
vorce division of the Supreme Court of
Judicature this morning the decree in the
case of O'Shea versus O'Shea, In which Par
nell is co-respondent was made absolute.
As the proceedings were entirely formal,
mone oi tne parties to tne suit wero
or represented by counsel.
An Alarming' Epldemlcof the Malady Is
Sweeping Over Newfoundland.
Lamjoine, N". F., May 2a An Jalarmlng epi
demic of the grip is sweeping over this part
of Newfoundland, and hundreds of people
are affected. Tha doctors are unable to at
tend to the victims and in some cases the
doctors themselves are vkry siok. The mor
tality at Burin, Placentla and Fortune Bay
is really terrible and grief prevails in almost
every household,
Honors for a Hero.
London, May 2a Lieutenant Grant, the J
bero 6f Manipur.bas been gazetted with tho
brevotrankof Major, andller Majesty, the
Queen, has conferred unon him the Victoria
Lross for conspicuous bravery in the neia.
Aa Old Case in Which He Secured 600
Sovereigns Brought Against Him.
Losdott, May 26. At Marlborough Tollce
Court the case of Streeter against Edward
Pinter again came up for hearing to-day.
Dr. Dupre, theT analyst was cross-examined,
bnt nothing of any importance was elicited.
Mr. Avery, who was prosecuting on behalf
of Mr. Streeter, ihe Bond street jeweler, was
about tp call a witness in relation to another
case of a similar-case whicn happened at
Liverpool ten years ago. In this case it ap
pears that the prisoner obtained 600 sover
eigns from a gentleman on this same gold
scheme, fcr which he is now being prose
cuted. Mr. Abrahams suggested that it would bo
better to conclude the case in which Mr.
Streeter was concerned before going into
another. This was agreed to and the case
I was again rurther adjourned.
Latest Phases of the Trouble In Africa Be
tween England and Portugal.
Losrx)3f,May26. The conflicting accounts
of tho Anglo-Portuguese South African
troubles received here and at Lisbon lead to
the belief that there wero two dlstinot con
flicts, the first being a collision with the
British South Africa Company's polioe at
.Mutassa, resulting In thovdefeat of Portu
guese. The Portuguese are then thought to
have marched to the coast by the Pungweo
river,route, a movement which resulted in
their comintr into conflict with the force of
pioneers who, under command or Commis
sioner Johnson were opening a transport
The Times does not 'consider that the
tronblo in South Africa will be allowed to
interfere with the arrangement of satis
factory relations between Great Britain and
The Infant Female Fife Cannot Bank as a
Princess of the Blood.
Lowdot, May 26. After muoh deliberation
It has been decided that tho daughter of the
Duke and Duchess or Fife shall bear the rank
nnd titlo or the daughter or a Duke only. It
is understood that the highest legal advisors
of the crown" are of the opinion that she
ought to rank as a princess of the blood, but
Her Majesty, whose decision is supreme on
such points, decided otherwise.
It will be remembered that, failing the
Duke Clarence and Prince George, who is
still unmarried, and the Duchess or Fire her.
self, tho Infant is heir to the British crown.
AA Eloquent Opening Address for the Pris
oner by the Attorney Defending Hlin
Tho Government's Indian Policy De
Siocx Falls, S. Dak., May 2a Plenty
Horse's trial is gradually coming to a close.
To-day the Government rested its case,
after introducing the testimony of Broken
Arm, a Sioux Indian policeman; Bear-That-Lays-Down,
an uncle of the prisoner; Ricard,
the hair-breed son-in-law or Red Cloud (all
these were eye-witnesses or tho murder), and
Tom Flood, the official interpreter at Pino
Ridge. Broken Arm amused the spectators
when he Was asked of whom he obtained'hU
tickets for rations on cross-examination. .
"The soldier father gives them tons," re
sponded the d risky savage.
"Who gave, them to you previous to the
trouble at Pine Ridget'vvras then asked.
"Ugh, a little, short feian: no good, poor
Soldier," said Broken Ann. ,
ThA inrtfft ntirlfihfi fmmftflllltelv tanrlpr.
'Aooditbatithe,, Indian meant' Dr,-Boyer,
wlmsftVfllf-lifc frftin Vinn'-THiitm.iii.lrntSvrnln-
the "public. D. E. Powers delivered the open
ing address for the prisoner, declaring- that
Plontv Horse never denied killing Cnser.
The lawyer completed his address by say
v While Plenty Horso and Casey were rid
ing together Casey dropped some remark,
from which the prisoner infened that the
Indian camp was to bo attacked and its
members killed. To save his people from
such" fate, as a patriotic act, crazed by the
wild orgies or the ghost dance, driven mad
by the terrible .recollections of Wounded
Knee, he killed Casey. Place tho responsi
bility of Casov's blood where it belongs, not
upon this deluded child of the forest, but
upon the damnable system of robbery and
treaty violations which brought It about."
American Horse, chier or tho Ogallalas,
nnd William Thompson, of FtTCeough, were
tho only witnesses examined by the defense,
after which court adjourned until morning.
By the Supreme Court in the Cases Dis
posed Of During This Term.
Washington, May 26. The Supreme Court,
during the term ended yesterday, completely
smashed tho previous highest record of
cases disposed of atone term of the court,
settling 017 cases, against 470, which had
heretofore been the largest number passed
upon at a single term. The number of cases
presented was unusually large, but of them
only 15, which have been argued, go over
until tue next term ior a decision, ana it is
probable that the opinions in these cases
will be written during the summer recess
for announcement soon arter-the court con
venes. ,
Among the important suits finally decided
during the term aro those of Pennsylvania
and other States against the Pullman Palace
Car Company, by which the company's ears
are made liable; the State or Massachusetts
against the Western Union Telegraph Com
pany, in "n hich the company's property is
held to bo subject to taxation; the
Duncan case, in whioh an attempt was
made to overthrow the whole penal code
or the State of Texas; a large number of
Chinese exclusion cases: the Northern
Faciflc Railroad land case, involving title to
$5,000,000 worth of northwestern lands; the
Juglro, Wood and other New York electro
cution cases; tho Kansas liquor case decided
yesterday; the applications of the Navassa
lioteis for habeas corpus writs; a supposedly
final decree in the famous Myra Clai k Gaines
litigation; two important army decisions
construing the terms under which private
soldiers enlist.
The Strange Story Developed Yesterday in
an Indiana Court Boom,
Indianapolis, May 26. The trial to-day of
Lemone E. Reinhold, a young attorney of
this city, charged with conspiring to bur
glarize the lesidence of Hilton U. Brown,
city editor or the Newt, brought out sensa
tional evidence. Frank Thorn nnd Harry
Horton, two famous housebreakers,recently
convicted in the same cdurt.testified against
him, and incidentally revealed the opera
tions of the Horton gang throughout the
country. Through clever detective work
the entire crowd was bagged after the city
had been the scene of numerous robberies,
Reinhold was the attorney for the gang.
Recently his wlfe'commltted sutoide, nnd in
commenting upon the act the News severely
reflected upon tho attorney's homo rela
tions. -This so incensed him that, in a spirit
or revenge, he planned the robbery of
Brown's house. He called upon Horton to
do tho work, but both or tho burglar's at
tempts were unsucccssiui.
Leon C. Burthe, Who Has a Connection
With the New Orleans Case.
New Orleans, May 2a Some time ago Fer
dinand Armant, an attorney, was indicted
as one of tho men who attempted to "fix"
tho Hennessey jury after be had been in
dicted. .White, a deputy sheriff at the
parish prison and a brother-in-law of Sheriff
Villette, was indicted for attempting to per
suade a witness not to testify. It-was devel
oped that the witness whom he desired not
to testify was Leon C. Bnrthe, whom
Armant, it was alleged, had attempted to
White was clamorous for an Immediate
trial and his caso was called for to-day, bnt
Leon Burthe, the principal witness or the
State, was not on hand. Inquiry at his
father's residence developed the fact that
Burthe had to-day telegraphed to his father
from St Louis saying he arrived safe. 1
uurtne naa ueen summoned and knew that
he was wanted as a witness against White.
John JI. Kennedy, S. A. McClung and
W, D: Porter Land the , Plums.
C. L. Magee Takes It as a Graceful Compli
'ment to Republicans.
Governor Pattlson sent a message to the
Legislature last evening, appointing John
M. Kennedy President Judge, and Samuel A
McClung and W. D. Porter Judges of the ad
ditional Court of1 Common Pleas for Alle
gheny connty. All the nominations were
confirmed, and the successful men are open
to the congratulations of friends and roes
Two things were & big surprise to the peo
ple; the -fact that the new Judges were
named so soon, and the selection of the local
J, M. Kennedy.
lawyers. The Governor had given out that
he was bewildbred by the failure or the
Democrats to agree on anybody, and he
thought qf waiting for the choice of tho
people. For this reason, though everybody
was deeply Interested, the appointments
were" not anticipated for some time to come.
How tho Pool-Makers Were Left
Persons who. had pools on the issue found
that the outcome was as uncertain as the
average baseball combination. In- one in
stance where three persons had gambled on
the result they all agreed that Mr. McClung
would bo one of the men, bnt as to the other
two Judges they were wide of the mark.
People generally figured that T. C. Lazeac
was well up in the race, and would suely be
one or the appointees, since ho was a good
Democrat, "but In this case as with Marshall
Brown, who was excellently recommended,
the calculations were all wrong.
The' political status of the men is well
known, and shows that the Governor was in
fluenced with the compromise offered by tho
Republicans that if a certain division were
made the electiqn of a Democratic judge
would be assured at the next election, and
that nnder the circumstances it were better
to enjoy a part of n loaf fdr ten years th4n eat-
a HUUiDuuowajrciuauuniiiui. Tf.x.-Tijr
ter ls simon-pure Republican, one of the
stal warts of the stalwartithe Republican
chairmancr VABegneny "countyriis' he
worked .bard for the election "of
Delamateiflast fall against Pattlson. He
was one oflhe few local Republicans who re-
raainea true to tne party during that mom
orable revolt which ended in a great victory
for Pattlson.
Why Mr. Porter Was Selected.
. The reasons given by friends of the Gov
ernor.for Mr. Porter's appointment are that
Mr. Porter was an open and avowed candi
date forjudge; that he is an astnte politician
and strong enough to break any slate which
ignored him, and that if all Democrats were
appointed that Mr. Porter was sure to defeat
one of them at the next election. He was,
therefore, named to get rid of the most for
midable man after a judgeship C
Mr. McClung may bo classed as a Repub
lican who votes as ho thinks best He be
longs to tho Independent school In politics
wuu AcpuuLiuuiiuuiuiauvus, Air. aicuiung,
however, takes Uttle active Interest in party
work, and is one of the lawyers who leaves
politics alone to attend strictly to his busi
ness. John M. Kennedy is the only out-and-out,
straight-cut Demoorat in the party.
The fact that he twas made President Judge
tells the story, and he should have
the. position also from his senior
ity in years. The appointment of
Judge Kennedy is pleasing to the
rank and flle of the Democracy in thecoun.
ty. Owing to the lateness of tho hour at
which the list waS sent to the Legislature by
the Governoryit was impossible to see
lawyers or political leaders for the expres
sion of their views. What few Demoorats
were interviewed indorsed the selection of
Mr. Kennedy, In his early days Mr. Ken
nedy took an active Interest in politics, but
in recent years lie left the hustling to the
boys, and acted as a sort of sponsor to the
voting men, Me ojways contntratea to the
Demooratio campaign fund, and has been
recognized as an earnest Democrat, ever
ready to do what he could for the good of
the party.
How the Nominations Were Becelved.
A telegram from Harrisburg states that C.
L. Magee, who is in that city, expressed
himself as well pleased with the, appoint
ments! although ex-Judge Fetterman was
his first choice, and he would have pre-
TT. V. Porter.
From s photograph taken seren years ago.
ferred to see him made one of the Judges.
All of the gentlemen named for appoint
ment were good men, and the Governor
could not well have gone wrong in the
matter. He thought the Governor had
done a graceful act in appointing
two Republicans. Senator Flinn was os-
Seclally pleased with the appointment of W.
'. Porter. He was also fully satisfied with
the choice of Messrs. Kennedy .and McClung
and thought the new court would have ox
ceptionally strong Judges. Senator Neeb
said: "The Governor could not have found
a better Democrat than John M. Kennedy
in Allegheny connty. He is a jurist and a
gentleman. POrtet has been my candidate
from the start, and while I-do not know Mr.
MoCIungas well as I do the others, I regard
him as a very able man." Senators Upper,
man and Steel also expressed themselves as
very wpll pleased with the Governor's ap
pointments. ....
George H. Welshons, of this city, was also
appointed and confirmed as Fish Commis
sioner yesterday, to fill the vacancy caused,
by the appointment of James Verner Long
as consul to Florence. Mr. Welshons was.
born at New Florence about 33 years ago- He
graduated at Washington and Jefferson Col
lege, and for a number of years was con
nected with Thb Dispatch. His signature,
"St Geo," is known to most of its readers.
In fact, he is one or the best known news
paper men in the State.
Sketches of the New Judges.
John M. Kennedy, the new President
Judge, was born in Chester county, this
8tate, in the year 183S, of oldMaryland stock.
He graduated from Jefferson College,
Canonsburg, in 185S, and afterward taught
school In Itlssourf. He studied law with
Judaje Miller, of Missouri, and was admitted
to the bar of that Stato in 1863. Mr. Kennedy
came to Pittsburg immediately, afterward,
'and was admitted to practice here
in the year following. From 1871 to
1878 he served as Select Councilman
from the Sixth ward. The -newVudge's
practice has been almost entirely confined
to civil business, in which he enjoys a large
and lucrative practice, and was concerned
in extensive cases under the bankrupt's law
of 1867. Judge Kennedy married, in 1E68, a
daughter of Judge Miller, of Missouri, and
has a family of three boys and one girl, his
eldest son being at Princeton and preparing
to .study law. A sister of the Judge's mar
ried Dr. Sterrott, a brother or Judge Ster
Tett, or the Supreme Bench. Judge Ken
nedy is a Democrat in polities, but has not
taken any active part in them during late
The Only Bcal Alleghenlan..
Judge S. A McClung was born In Alle
gheny county in 1815, and is consequently 46
years old. His rather was the late Rev. S.
M. McClung, a noted Presbyterian divine.
Mr. McClung was educated at Wasbfeigton
College, rrom which he graduated in 13C3.
He read law with Klrkpatrick Mellop, and
was admitted to the bar in 18C8. He wns at
one time associated with Charles W. Robb In
a law firm. Mr. McClung was never elected
to any-political office. Although a Republi
can, no has been known to be very Independ
ent In his nollev. nnd that has hitherto
' f -ly Interfered with his" chances ror po-
-preference-. However, he was very
ZyVriQbQH tb6 convention in which
f jIimJx m Jo vh vteen verrpopular
- IliMlinnM Itn.. . o
man and has a
Locust street,
nv. z.tr .
W. D. Porter was At. r dinner last even
ing and did not rctnrnhwme until ery late.
Whenie did arrive ha found sm, ernl newa-
"paper" men awaiting him. The Dispatch was
tue nrst to announce to mm that he is n
Judge of the new court. Mr. Porter was
somewhat surprised, he said, as his last news
froni the capital was that the appointments
would not be made for some time. He re
ceived a telegram from" George M. yon Bonn
horst announcing that he had been ap
pointed and confirmed.
One of the Judges a Bachelor.
Judge Eorter was born in Porter's Land
ing, hear New Cumberland, W. Va., In Janu-
l ary, 40,year3 agp, and thus far In lire has re-
"""vw, vwu bUAtuio j tUO AUU1O0 1U4UM UAA-
marricd. He now resides on Union aveuuer
Allegheny, with his sister. Mr. Porter came-
& A. McClung,
to Pittsburg in September, 1S&8, and studied
law in. theolBco-of Collier, Miller A liertride,.
the senior member' being tb-Spnt.Jadge
Collier. He was admitted ta the bar in
January, 1872. Mr. Porter has always been a
Republican. His first active participation
in politics was in 1S77, when he
worked in the interest of his old pre
ceptor, Jacob Miller, In his contest against
Judge Fetterman for the judicial nomina
tion on the Republican tiqket Ever sinco
that time Mr. Porter has been more or less
actively engaged In political work on be
half or his party. In 18S3 Jie was elected
District Attorney and was re-elected In 1886,
He retired from tho 'office the "first Monday
in January, 1890. In 1889 he was made Chair
man of the Republican County Committee,
This was after the famous "Home Rule"'
contest for tho control or the committee and
Mr. Porter was agreed upon by all the
leaders of the party,
Mr. Porter still holds the position of Chair,
man of the Republican County Committee,
but will resign nis position to-day.
The Baptists Receive Reports From Their
Workers in Foreign Lands.
Cincinnati, May 2a The fourth session of
tho American Baptist Missionary Union was
held to-day. Reports of committees on the
various mission fields were made. Dr.
Strong reported on place and preacher. The
decision is for Philadelphia next year, Rov.
W. W. Boydm, D. D., or New Jersey, to be
the preacher, Rev. J. Buldwin, of Ohio, al
ternate. Rev. Dr, Gifford, of Massachusetts, pre
sented the report on Burmab. Of Burmese
there aro 6,.jOO,000; or Shores, 2,000,000; of
Karens, 700,000; others, 300,000. The Shores
are open to the gospel. The Karens are giv
ing the gospel to the Katchins. Rev. Dr.
Mable introduced Missionary W.H. Roberts,
of Northern Burmab, a'Burme-c.
The Japan mission was reported on by
Rev. Taylor, of Indianapolis. Tho Japanese
bave become conscious of their own
strength, said the speaker. "Japan for the
Japanese,'" is tho theory. This has proved a
hindrance to missionary work, but Is not
altogether an evil. Rev. E. C. W. Clement, of
Japan, made a short address. Rev, Dr.
Mohouse, of the Home Mission Society, was
called on to speak concerning the academic
school project for Tokio. Rev. Dc. John
Nelson Murdock, -n bo has served as secre
tary since 1863, was made honorary secretary.
He is to write the history of nis years of
Quakers and Quakeresses Cannot Agree on
The Subject of Wine.
New Yore; May 26 Tho New York Society
of Friends will continue theirannual session
until Thursday afternoon in their meeting
house. The meeting is conducted with the
women in one room and the men in another.
Each meeting Is supposed to concur with
the other, but in the matter of wlne.the
women don't see it in that way. They thought
that tho discussion or the tempcranco ques
tion -n as strict enough in their discipline
book, but the gray-hairedoldmen.su-piclous
that spirituous liquors wero used by their
wives for medicinal purposes, wero firm in
ordering a change in tlte society's rules, so
as to prohibit the use or intoxicants in the
most extreme cases of exhaustion. The
women's meeting was secret to-day, bnt nt
4 o'clock an elderly woman In black, with a
frill under her bonnet, entered the men's
room, leaning on the arm or a younger
Quakeress. She mounted tho platform, and,
as a delegate from hor side of the house,
announced that tho women had decided to
leave the settlement of tho proposed re
vision of the temperance clause to" their
Discipline Committee, which will confer
with a like committee from the men. The
Joint committees will meet on Thursday
The Courts of Lackawanna County Are
Helping Along in Divorces.
ScBAiTON, May 2a Tho divorce courts of
Lackawanna to-day ground out 11 divorces
and more are under consideration. The
number of unhappy marriages brought to
tho attention ot the courts of this city is
One of tho cases argued to-day, that of G.
S. T. Alexander against Nellie Alexander In
volves a prominent and wealthy family. The
wife while in New York a few years ago, fell
Sossionately in love with a street car con
uctor named Hoag, a man greatly her in
ferior socially and intellectually. He is
named as co-respondent This case has
created a sensation.
F '! f-5r
- ' ' rk ' ft
Shown in th& Election of a Senator
in' the Florida Legislature.
Memuers Flee From the Capital and Po3
Biblj Out of the State.
dicdlast night after two ballots, when it was
decided by a vote of 40 to 47to adjourn sine die
of ter 00 ballots had been taken in a vain at
tempt to dpfeat Wilkinson Call for United
States Senator. This settled the mattor,.and
the antl-Callites knew that Call would go iu
with a rush at to-day's Joint session. This
morning wild rumors of all kinds prevailed
as to the intentions of "antis." By -noon it
was known that some 20 "anti'' Senators had
disappeared into the. "bush," and. "ant is" of
the Lower House were hard to find, Tha
President of the Senate issued orders to the
Sergeant at Arms to organize a strong posse
immediately.and institute a thorough search
for the fleeing Senators and when found to
arrest them and bring them forthwith to
the Sonate Chamber.
"Do this," he said, "In a quiet way if they
offer no resistance, but IT needs be, should
oub forcibly resisted, use force to compel
them, precisely the same as would any other
authorized officer of law.'"
Shoriff Broward, of Duval county, and a
posse of ten started out also. Rumors were
rife upon the streets. Some were to the
effect that it was the intention of this re-
I- belling wing of the Senate to put themselves
outside or an reach as soon as possible by
crossing over Into the State of Georgia.
Others said that they took their lunches
along, and were only going out to spend the
day fishing on the lake at Jaokson.
The Final Joint Sea.ion.
At 12 o'clock the members or the Senate,
who had remained in their seats all the
morning, entered the House of Representa
tives and then the two Houses were called to
order in Joint session by the President of
the Senate, Jefferson B. Browne. Here an
other of the tactics of the opposition to
"Senator Call wasr manifested. The clerk
commenced calling tho roll and not a single
anti-Callman present would answer to his
When their names were called down would
go the heads of the "antis" and a sickly
smile would play over their faces. Fifty
four members were declared to be present
and the President declared a quorum pres
ent Ex-United States Senator Charlie
Dougherty, the "omnipresent" and inde
fatigable hater of papers and reporters, ap
pealed from tho decision ol the Chair al
though he had refused to answer to the roll
call to show that he was present. This
anomalous position brought forth peals of
laughter rrom all and "the tall Cypress of
Halifax" suddenly sat down.
The rote was then taken, and announced
as follows: For Wilkinson Call, 51; for Mains,
3. The President of the Joint session an
nounced that as Wilklnion Call had received
a majority of vtites cast in Joint session, a
quorum or both Houses belngpresent, he was
thereby declared elected to serve the people
of Florida In the. United States Senate for a
term, or six years, beginning on the 4th day
or March, l&L
Senator CaH Beceives an Oration.
Immediately a deafening yell of applause
went up from every nook and comer of the
hall, while the members wildly waved their
hats and handkerchiefs, and the throng
present added to the excitement by yelling
lustily for ten minutes. This was kept up,
the uproar being intensified by the antl
Callltes retiring in a body from -the hall.
Senator Call was sent for, and he recelved'a
grand ovation. He thanked the meoben for- -the
honor, and pledged himsolf to w6rk far
Florida's interests. f -
, ifChexity is wild t&nlght, and "bands Of
politicians are out an all slues discussing the
result as the "antis"
threaten" to keep up
the flffht and do all nosslble to keen Call
I one
oi nis seat -tsanas are out serenading mil
to-night, and Ills friends are celebrating the
victory in grand style.
Thus ends one of the hardest-contested
Senatorial contests ever known in the his
tory of the. United States. The resnlt will
break tho Democratic ranks for awhile, and
the Alliance men, who have as manv
troubles to patcli up as "antis," have made
this the effort of their lives and staked all.
Call had the Governor and his Influence and
all the members of the State Democratto
Committee to tight, fend yet he conquered.
Telegrams are pouring in to-night from all
parts of the country congratulating the
Senator upon his victory,
A Portrait or the Ex-President That Is Said
to Be Somewhat Flattering.
Washington, May 26. Congress a few years
ago appropriated the sum of $2,500 for the
purchase of an oil painting of ex-President
Cleveland, to be hung In the White House
with the portraits of his predecessors. The
commission was sent to Eastman Johnson,
of New York, and the picture was hung to
day Jn the outer corridors of tho Execntive
Mansion, over the mantel on the left of the
main entrance. The artist undoubtedly feels
conscious of having made a picture that will
be satisfactory to Mr. Cleveland's admirers
and w orsbipers, but bis work will hardly be
commended by impartial critics as a faithful
likeness. Mr. Cleveland is represented as
sitting in a chair, with his right arm and
band resting on a table. The pose is fairly
good, and the figure below the neck would
readily pass for that of the late Daniel Man
ning, as the attitude Is the usual one as
sumed in the portraits of Mr. Manning while
Secretary Of the Treasury.
In painting Mr. Cleveland's head, the art
ist was apparently governed altogether by a
desire to make his work acceptable to the
persons most directly interested. Its pres
ent resting place in the vestibule is to be
only temporary, it Is understood, and the
large painting will soon be removed to the
inner corridor, to take its place with those
of Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Garfield
and the other great men who have preceded
Mr. Cleveland.
Ex-SenatorBeaganSays the West Does Net
Want Him for President
Washington, May 2a Ex-Senator Reagan,
of Texas, who is in Washington, says:
"When the Texas.delegatlDn goes to the next
Democratic nominating convention Its mem
bers will demand tho selection of a Western
man for President, and whom do they desire?
That is not deflnitely'settled, but Gray, ot
Indiana, would be a good man, or Morrison,
orVDon Dickinson.- I would like to see Vilas
nominated if it were not that he agrees with
Mr. Cleveland on the silver question and if
Cleveland Is nominated I suppose he will get
the eleotoral vote or Texas and of Arkansas,
but these are the only two States West of tho
Mississippi that he can carry.
"If the Eastern politicians do not know
this now tbey will nnd it out when they try
the experiment The rank and flle of the
West do not want Cleveland. They are
tired of the dominatlonof Wall street and
will see to it that this is a Government of the
peoploandnot of the moneyed interests of
the, country.''
They Are Preparing to Have a Grand Time
at the Conference.
Topeka, May 2a The Farmers Alliance oT
Kansas Is making preparations for a grand
meeting at the conference. It is not to be in
the old-time way of a mass meeting with
brass bands, orators and a torchlight pro
cession, but at the regular meetings of 8,000
sub-alliances of the State this week and
next, the work of the Cincinnati conference
will bo discussed, and the various planks of
the platform will bo separately considered; a
vote will then be taken on the platform as a
whole, and the report will be forwarded to
headquarters and to reform papers.
The object of this form of ratification is to
show the other.States.the loyalty of Kansas
to tho third party movement The Alliances
are charged to be very deliberate In action,
and to give every proposition a thorough
examination aqd discussion, and net to
take the vote until tho work has beea
thoroughly canvassed.

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