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Early Returns Indicate
That He Beats Dalzell
tv Over l,ooo.
By the Protection Congressman, the
Senator Got the Rest.
One Man Will Travel 1,000 Miles Before
Writing Another Letter.
The Little Note of the Lawyer Weighed
Heavily in the Campaign Factional
Fights Had Their Influence The
Dalzell Forces Claim the Two Candl
dates for the Legislature Quay
Comes Out Ahead in Other Counties
Several Democratic County Conven
tions Indorse Cleveland Harrity a
Victor in Dauphin County Mayor
Grace Urges the South to Go for
Grover Hill Goes to Albany to Fix
Up a Muddle.
Kittaxxing, Pa., March 26. The most
fiercely contested struggle ever known in
the history of Armstrong county closed this
evening in a Tictory for Senator Quay,
though Congressman Dalzell comes out with
flying colors. The wealthier and manu
facturing vote seems to have been for Mr.
Dalzell, and that of the workingmen, the
farmers and the soldiers for Mr. Quay.
Ever since the Republican County Com
mittee decided to allow the voters to ex
press themselves as to whom they wanted
for the next United States Senator, the fight
between Senator Quay and Hon. John Dalzell
has been waging with unabated fury. The
reult proves that the Quay followers out
number the friends of Dalzell in this county.
The indications are that Mr. Quay will have
over 1,000 votes more than Dalzell in the
county. A large number of precincts have
already been heard from, and only three or
four ot them are for Dalzell.
Tord City Stood Loyal.
It had been expected that the large towns
in the county would go for Dalzell, but the
result shows that only one, Ford City, was
carried bv the Congressman. All of the
others were carried by Senator Quay by
large majorities. The country districts will
vote solidly for Quay. Only a few of them
have been heard from yet, but sufficient to
show the complete victory of Quay. The
towns and precincts already beard from are:
Quay. Dalzell.
Kittanmng borough 186 121
Mariorvllle 61 IS
SlaBtown 8 25
Ford City. 16 230
JlcVille 11
W est Kittannlng 31 18
Loechburj: 140 majority.
King School House 37 12
Gostord 30 2
paces Corner 15 2
Templeton 2S 6
Brattonvllle 22 7
Frceport 118 85
Rimer 20 30
Jlahonins It 5
Center Hill 7 12
Talker 136 15
Apollo 2!5 28
Hollow School House 73 3
A dipatch from Freeport says there was
the largest turnout at the polls ever seen at
a primary. Two hundred and nine votes
were polled, that being more than was ever
polled at any Presidental election there.
The result was: Quay, 118; Dalzell, 85;
Quav's majority, 33. For State Senate, W.
B. Meiedith. 115; W. W. Fiscus, 86. As
sembly, S. B. Cochrane, 185; .T. A. Mc
Callip, 83, T. Mast, 70.
Other Resnlts of the Primaries.
The State-Senatorial fight has been ex
citing, and the result late to-night is in
doubt, but indicating the nomination of ex
State Senator W. B. Meredith, of this
place. For Assembly, Hon. S. B. Coch
ranne and Hon. Frank Mast have un
doubtedly been renominated. These are
claimed by the Dalzell forces. The contest
between Messrs. Coller and Patterson for
National Delegate is so close that it cannot
be determined to-night which was success
ful. Messrs. Campbell, Booher and Gib
son will be the State Convention delegates.
There was no opposition to D. B. Heiner,
Esq., for Congress. He received the full
party vote.
One of Mr. Dalzell's managers claims
the Quay forces traded the legislative can
didates for the indorsement of a majority
ot the popular vote. He says Cochrane and
Mast are Dalzell men and both are nomi
nated. The Dalzell men are explaining
that, while Quay has the brass band indorse
ment of the popular vote, they have the
men who cast the ballots at Harrisburg.
About a month ago the Armstiong County
Republican Committee met. The Commit
tee on Resolutions reported that they would
submit to the voters at the primaries the
question of their preference for United
States Senator, M. S. Quay or John Dal
zelL The resolution was adopted by the
committee and about a week afterward Mr.
Dalzell announced himself in the Free Prent
as a candidate for United States Senator
subject to the decision of the voters of the
Republican primaries. The next week M.
S Quay announced himself as a candidate
subject to the same conditions in the Repub
lican. Leaders of the Two Faction.
From that time the two organs have been
conducting a tot fight, each championing
its favorite candidate. The party was di
vided into two factions. The Dalzell forces,
headed by Hon. Joseph Buffingtou, lately
appointed District Judge, through the
influence of Mr. Dalzell; A. Pitcairn. man
ager of the Ford City Plate Glass
"Works; W. G. Heiner, an ex-member
of the Legislature; Hon. J. B. Neale,
late President Judge of Armstrong county;
and Messrs. McCain and Leason, a leading
law firm of the county. Senator Quay was
supported by D. B. Heiner, ex-District
Attorney, and present candidate for Con
gress in "the district. John F. Whitworth,
the County Attornev; W. D. Patton, Esq.,
a leading lawyer; Sheriff G. "V. McNees
and ex-Sheriff W. W. Fiscus.
J. H. McCain, from the first, took the
leading part for Dalzell. He had antagon
ized Judge Neale three Years ago, and de
feated him, although a Republican, by a
combine with the Democrats. His partner,
M. F. Leason, fought with him. "When
these men took the lead for Dalzell Judge
Neale retired from the fight
The Quay men made votes by vociferously
claiming that the Ford City owners would
coerce their men into votingfor Dalzell. The
vote at Ford City, 230 for Dalzell and 16 for
Quay, shows that this plan of campaign had
no effect there.
The Sad Havoc of a Letter.
The blunder of the Dalzell managers was
a letter written by J. H. McCain to the Re
form Club ofPhiladelphia. This letter, in
substance, stated that Mr. "McCain had
negotiated with a leading paper of this
county for the use of DalzelL The letter
was mailed to Philadelphia, but by
some means fell into the hands
of Quay's friends, who sent it to
D. B. Heiner, and it was by him given to
the editor of the Republican, who published
it. McCain at once acknowledged it and
asserted that it had been stolen from the
mails. Postoffice inspectors were sent here
to investigate the matter and exonerated
the postal authorities from any dishonesty.
"When it became known to the people that
this agent o! Dalzell was engaged in ques
tionable political methods, such as had been
charged against only such men as Quay, the
indignation of the people was aroused, and
their ballots to-day show the result.
The Quay men have been in charge of the
machine for years. They are practical poli
ticians, with the reins well in hand. Tneir
followers are in every school district, and
they have succeeded in every campaign for
years. The machine was well greased to
day, and worked smoothly. Every follower
responded to the call of his chief. The Dal
zeli leaders to a great extent are not practi
cal politicians. The reverse is true of the
Quay leaders. To this and the blunders of
the opposition may be credited to a great ex
tent the Quay victory.
Interesting Features of the BUI That Is
Likely to Become a Law Some Pe
culiarly Balanced Figures Majorities
That Will Cause Hustling.
COLTTMBUS, O., March 26. Special
The conference committees of the two
Houses will meet next week and arrive at
some agreement as to the Congressional re
districting bill. The only apparent differ
ence of opinion relates to the division of
Cuyahoga and Medina counties into two
districts. This is the cause of the refusal of
the Senate to agree to the House bill,
which was drawn by the caucus of Republi
can Representatives. This bill will become
a law, and the only change, if any, is the
apportionment of the county of Cuyahoga.
The probability of the adoption of this
plan makes an anticipation of the result in
teresting. The two first districts are In Cincinnati,
and gave respectively 2,968 and 2,791 Re
publican majorities. The Third district is
the old historic "one represented, by Vallan
digham, Bob Schenck, Lew D. Campbell,
Governors John B. Weller and James E.
Campbell, and is Democratic by 3,439'
majority. The Fourth is Democratic by
6,610. The Fifth is Democratic by 3,072.
The Sixth gives 3,518 Republican majority.
The Tenth is Republican by 4,441.
The Seventh, with its 3.518 Re
publican majority, will make the fur fly
in the convention. The Eighth gave 4,735
Republican majority, and will be the hot
test contested district in the State. The
Ninth is Republican by 1,319, but Frank
Hurd will try to overcome it. The Eleventh
gives 3.075 Republican majority, and was
cut out for General Charles H. Grosvenor,
Sherman's man. The Thirteenth gives
5,673 Democratic majority. The Twelfth,
with its 2,514 Democratic majority,
is Mr. Outhwaite's district. The Four
teenth gives 1,692 Republican majority, but
it will be very close. Tiie Fifteenth gives
2,440 Republican majority. The Sixteenth
gives 1,224 Republican majority. The Sev
enteenth is Democratic by 4,793, and Cap
tain Owens, the present incumbent, wants
to go back. The Eighteenth, or the
old McKinley district, gives 2,266
majority. Judge L. W. King,
of Mahoning, Chairman of the Republican
State Executive Committee, seems booked
for it The Nineteenth gives 9,089 Repub
lican majority, and is the old Garfield dis
trict. The Twentieth takes in Lake and
Sart of Cuyahoga county, and gives 2,099
:epublican majority. The Twenty-first
takes in Medina and part of Cuyahoga and
has given 1,486 majority.
He Doesn't See How the South Can Be
Against Cleveland.
New York, March 26. Ex-Mayor "Will
iam R. Grace has written to-day a long let
ter to prominent Southern Democrats, in
which he gives a resume of the reasons
which have, in bis opinion, lead to the
Democratic revolt in this State, in which
he says:
If I did not feel that It was an absolute
necessity for the success of the Democratic
party to appease tho feeling which exists In
this State against the machine by reaching
a fair compromise in Chicago. I do not think
I would take upon myself the burden of
labor which I nave already assumed, but
as a matter of patriotic duty to the State,
and as a matter of salvation for the party
next fall, I think it will be easy to show that
our work will be pioductlve of immense
good. Of one thing I can assure you that
the men who will represent the State
Democracy at Chicago will act with pre
cedence and good Judgment for the Interest
of the Democratic party and not for the
interest of any Individual; of this you may
feel thoroughly assured, and it is for this
reason that I hope for your aid in securing
us admission to the convention as dele
gates. It is inconceivable to me that the South
should lor a moment think of setting aside
Cleveland, who Is the only man in our time
who has made the Democratic party re
spected by the really conservative elements
of the JToi tn, and who has been the means
or rallying within the Democratic ranks
some of the most Intelligent and most
patriotic; members of every community In
tho Northern States.
Preparing for Fusion In Indiana.
Indianapolis. March 26. The State
Central Committees of the Prohibition and
People's parties met here yesterday to con
sider the question of a fusion on State, Con
gressional, Legislative and county tickets.
No result was reached, the meeting being
more in the nature of an exchange ot ideas
It is stated that a fusion will probably be
reached at the two conventions in May.
Hill Shaping Tilings Ep at Albany.
Albaxt, N. Y., March 26. Senator
Hill came to Albany to-dar to straighten
out the differences between the Democrats in
the Legislature, which have stopped all po
litical legislation for the past fortnignt
Quay Wins Easily In Union.
Lewisbtjro, March 26. Special.' In
Union county to-day Yocht was nominated
over Ritter by 300 majority. The vote on
the Senatorial question resulted in a large
majority for Senator Quay.
The Candidate for National Delegate De
feats Postmaster Meyer's Man.
Hasrisbubo, March 26. Special The
result of the Democratic primaries in the
city and county to-night indicates a victory
for the friends of Mayor Fritchey, of this
city, who is a candidate for delegate to the
National convention. The-Mayor has car
ried the city by no less than 600 major
ity. His "opponent, Christian Hanlin,
has probably carried the delegates in
the connty. Mayor Fritchey was backed by
the State administration, and Mr. Hanlin
by Postmaster Meyers. Mr. Hanlin's
friends claim he will get the four delegates
of Lebanon, the three ot Perry and the four
in the county, thus insuring his election.
The fight was the bitterest ever waged in
this city, and has left many sores. The
friends of Fritohey managed to secure con
trol of a majority of the election boards in
the city, and it is alleged fraud was prac
ticed in many places.
Indorsed Heartily by a Democratic Conven
tion In Indiana Yesterday.
Orleans. Iitd., March 26. The Orange
county Democratic Convention was held at
Proli, to-day, to nominate a county ticket
and delegates to the State and
Congressional Convention. It was the
largest attended convention in the history
of the county. Cleveland's name was
cheered again'and again. The Committee
on Resolutions reported the following reso
lution, which was adopted unanimously:
Resolved, That the Democrats of Orange
county are opposed to any retreat In the
light for tariff reform; that wo still love
Grover Cleveland and admire Gray, and
hereby (instruct the delegates to the State
Convention to vote for such delegates to the
National Convention as will tavor Grover
Cleveland for President and Isaac H. Gray
for Tice President.
Though McEnery Is a Winner by a Majority
or More Than 8,000.
New Orleans, March 26. The returns
of the primary election last Tuesday have
all been received by the McEnery State
Central Committee except a few in
significant precints, and show that the
McEnery ticket was nominated by a ma
jority of more than 2,000 votes.
The Foster Committee, however, still in
sists that its ticket is elected. It also states
that contests or protests are being prepared
against the vote at certain polls in this city
and also asrainst certain election precincts in
.the parishes in the county. The committee
OJ seveu, ui wmcu ucuciai iuuuj - v i-
man, will meet here on Monday to canvass
the returns and declare the result.
Congressman Dalzell's Tote There Not Ex
pected to Exceed 280. .
Middleburg, Pa., March 26. The Sny
der county Republican primary election
was held to-night. S. & Coch, of Middle
burg, was elected delegate to the National
Convention and P. S. Ritter, of Shamokin,
delegate to the State Convention.
Senator Quay carries the county by a
largo majority. Dalzell's vote will not
reach 250 in the county. A. "W. Potter is
indorsed for Congress, Ed M. Hummel for
Senator and Fere Crouse for Associate
Judge. Judge Dean carries the county for
Supreme Judge byirer 1,000 majority.
Cleveland First, Pattison Second.
GET?rrsBUBO,March 26. The Demoeratio
County Convention met here to-day- P. H.
Strubinger'made a stirring speech, advocat
ing harmony in the party, and lauding
Cleveland, Hill, Governor Pattison, and
the latter's cabinet He denounced the
McKinley bill, and pleaded for tariff
reform and honest money. He
predicted victory for the Dem
ocratic ticket next fall, with Pattison and
Gray at its head. A. J. Brady, Michael
Heffheins, J. H. "Wierman and A. H. Parr
were chosen delegates to the State Conven
tion. The resolutions favor Cleveland or
Pattison for President, and pledge support
to Congressman Beltzhoover for his renomi
nation. Lycoming County for Grover.
Williasisport, March 26. The Lycom
ing County Democratic Committee this
afternoon elected the following delegates
to the State Democratic Convention: C M.
Fague, M J. "Weldon, James "W. Tarman,
J. F. Striebv, -W. G. Clancy, Forrest B.
Dunkle and F. "W. Middaugh. They were
instructed to vote for J. Henry Cochran, of
this city, for delegate for the Sixteenth
Congressional district to the National Con
vention at Chicago. They were also in
structed unanimously to work for the nomi
nation of Grover Cleveland.
Cleveland Solid In Washington County.
McDonald, March 26. Spuria!. At
an exciting Democratic primary held here
to-day, Patrick Hoey and George Hard
grove were elected as Cleveland delegates
to the State Convention.
Only a Few Hear the Decision, "Which Is
Brought In at 10 O'clock at Night The
Prisoner Not Satisfied Jurymen Al
most Mobbed.
Butler, Pa., March 26. Special.
A verdict of murder in the second degree in
the Mills case was rendered at 10 o'clock to
night when James F. Mills, the defendant,
was brought into court and informed of the
decision. Contrary to expectations, the
court bell was not rung, and the hundreds
of citizens who had gathered about the
Court House did not have an opportunity of
witnessing the last act in the trial.
Only a dozen lawyers, two reporters and
half n "dozen other persons were admitted
when the jury took their seats. "Is he
guilty in manner and form as he stands in
dicted or not?" was propounded to the fore
man, and, in the brief scond of silence
which followed before the answer came,
every eye was fixed upon the prisoner. He
looked blankly at the jury but gave no
token of deep emotion, except a few nerv
ous twitches of the muscles of the face.
"No, sir," was the answer, and afterward
the formal verdict of murder in the second
degree was read.
The counsel for the defense grasped the
prisoner's hand and shook it warmly, but he
Beetned less elated than they. He protested
his innocence to them, and said the verdict
win not right Some of the jurors wept
when the court adjourned. They were out
seven hours, and at first were pretty nearly
divided, half wanting to make it first degree,
and the others second.
A crowd of excited and drunken men con
gregated in front of the Court House and
Insulted thg jurors as they passed out They
were dispersed by the polioe after much
difficulty. Opinion is divided in regard to
the verdict, many believing that the crime
merited the highest form of punishment
Court adjourned till Monday, when sentence
will be imposed.
Miners' Wages Cut SO Per Cent.
Wilkesbarbk, March 26. Special
Great excitement prevailed in'Minersville
to-day, when notice was given that miners'
wages would be reduced 20 per cent This
will go into effect about April L
an Illness of 'Over
Three Months.
He Tells His Doctor That He Waa
Buffering No Fain, at All.
Close of the Career of a Carpenter-Printer
Who Wrote Books and
Philadelphia, March 26. Walt Whit
man, the "good gray poet," died this even
ing, at his home in Camden, N. J., at 643
o'clock. His end was peaceful and he was
conscious until the last
The aged bard has been struggling with
death since December 17, when he was
seized with pneumonia. His death was
looked for daily, but his vitality was so
great that he ralied from the attack, al
though his physicians said he was very weak
and liable to expire at any time.
Five days ago a change was noticed in
Whitman's condition, and for the last three
days he took no nourishment at all. About
4 o'clock this afternoon his attendants
noticed he was growing worse, and Dr.
Alexander McAllister was sent for. He
saw the poet was dying, and remained until
he end. The other persons by his bedside
were Mrs. Mary Davis, his housekeeper;
Warren Fritzinger, his nurse, and Thomas
B..Harnedand Horace Traubel, two warm
Dr. McAllister asked Whitman if he was
inpain, but the dying poet answered "No."
Whitman's last words were a request to his
nurse to shift him in bed. Then, reaching
for his handkerchief, respiration ceased,
although his heart beat 'for ten minutes
Arrangements for the Burial.
Artist Aitken will make a plaster cast of
Whitman's face to-morrow, and Drs. Mc
Allister and Longacre will consult about
holding a post mortem. Whitman will be
buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden,
where he superintended the erection of his
tomb several years ago. He died a poor
man, his only possessions being his house,
library and copyrights. Whitman disposed
of these by will three months ago, leaving
his property to those who nursed him in his
last illness.
The news of the death was cabled to Lord
Tennyson and other friends in England, Dr.
Buck, of Ontario, his biographer, and
friends in this country.
The sick man took very little nourishment
during the past three days, au occasional
sip of milk punch being all that he could be
Induced to swallow. This morning he de
clined nourishment of any kind, saying to
his housekeeper: "Leave me alone, Mary;
I cannot eat',' He had at interval! itinee
nit mnb"tcan expressed a weariness of
ma ana a-wutingnus to me.
" A Sketch of the Poet's Lllo.' "
Walter, or Walt, Whitman was bore at
Westhilla, Lo Island, May 31, 18ia Bis
father, whose Same he bore, was a farmer;
and the boy, the1 eldest of the family, was
brought up with slight knowledge of even
the few refinitnents obtainable in the
country 60 years ago. He was strong and
sturdy, a good riderrand swimmer, fond of
out-door exercise, and.impatient of all the
amenities of life. What book education he
had he received in tthe public schools of
New York and Brooklyn. It was not
much, for whejjt ority'llUie was back in the
country teaching.othen'and learning from
them rather than from, books. After a year
or so of teaching he became a carpenter for
a time. Then lie learned printing, working
at the case in New York and Brooklyn and
editing papers in New Orleans and Huntin
ton, Long Island.
In 1847-8 with his brother, Jefferson'
Whitman, he went on a long pedestrian
tour of the country, working his way "along
by doing carpenters' jobs-tramping it, one
might say. For two years the brothers
wandered abont, down the Ohio and Miss
issippi rivers, in Louisiana and Texas dur
ing the Mexican War, along the lakes, into
Canada and down the Hudson back to Lbng
Island, where Walt Whitman betook him
self once more to the printer's case.
"Whitman's First and Greatest Work,
Up to 1855 he had been known, so far as
he was known, simply as a carpenter
printer of no especial steadiness. In 1855,
however, appeared his first and most famous
book, "Leaves of Grass," a volume of
rhapsodical poems, always without rhyme,
Generally without rhythm, dealing especial
ly with the interests involved in American
life and the progress of the time. The book
called forth a great amount of praise and a
still crreater amount of blame.
No subject was too small for Whitman;
nothing, however secret conventionalism
made it, but was revealed. Those who diS
not object to the nndityof the poems were
offended at the unconventional form in
which they were cast, and some were
shocked honestly at the poems themselves.
The first edition of this book Whitman set
tip and printed himself, and for 30 years be
has been revising and adding to the book,
looking upon it as something neither to fail
nor to triumph perhaps in even a century.
At the beginning of the war Whitman
was living in New York, but his brother
George was wounded at Fredericksburg, in
1862, and the poet went to the front to nurse
him. He remained with the army until the
close of the war, afterward giving his ex
periences in two volumes, "Drum Taps"
(1865), and "Memoranda During the War"
(1667). His first conventional poem is in
"Drum Taps" "Captain, My Captain"
a poem in memory ot Lincoln.
A Fever That Was Never Downed.
In 1864 he had been compelled to give up
for a time his work as nurse, because a fever
caught in the hospital camps among the
sick. From the effects of this fever whit
man never recovered fully, though he re
turned to his nursing as soon as- he was able
to be about At the close of the. war he ob
tained a clerkship in the Interior Depart
ment, from which he was dismissed when
his superior officer learned that he was the
author of "Leaves of Grass." He obtained
a clerkship in the Attorney General's office,
however, which he kept until 1874. In
February, 1873. he had a stroke of paralysis,
resulting from his fever of 1864 and the ex
posures of his army life, and went to Cam
den, N. J.
He was recovering rapidly when, in May,
his mother died suddenly in his presence.
The shock caused a relapse, and he was
incapable for any work for many months.
On his recovery, he resigned his clerkship
and settled in Camden, where he rested the
remainder of his life.
Admitted to the Banks or the Poets.
Of late years the bitter attacks of Whit
man have ceased, and he hae been admitted
to be indeed a poet Emenon, in 1855,
found beauties in "Leaves of Grass." even
though he disapproved of the book, and
since then, especially from England, came
'commendation. William Bouettl published
a selection of the poems in 1868. and Walter
Scott has published two further selections,
while Edward Dowden, a gentle critic, has
made still a .fourth selection. Tennyson
and George Eliot have ranked Whitman
high among American poets, and the poet
has spoken gratefully of the "Friendly
monthed, just opportune English action,"
which confronted him in his troubles.
Whitman was dependent entirely on the
sale of bis books, and while never rich, of
late veara has been absolutely poor. He
steadily refused to acoept charity, however.
Whitman was described by the admirer who
gave him the title by which he is most
widely known, that of "the good graypoet,"
as tall and stalwart, his face rosy and
seamed with kindly .wrinkles: with heavy
lidded, firm blue eves, and with a short,
thick beard, and thinly glowing hair. Of
late years his hair and beard have been al
most snowy white. He never was married.
It was said that a disappointment in early
life was the cause.
3&i VRir CTViTnnfi
Notes Bent Them, Slimed J. G. B Jr., Ask'
inajfor Several Hundred Dollar for
Three Months Senator Palmer Almost a
Victim Quite a Joke on Him.
Wajhinotok, March 26. SpecUL
Another bunko game has been put in opera
tion against unsuspecting Senators. The
fraud mas revealed by Senator Palmer to
day. "$hile at lunch with several colleagues
he aaljbunced that he had received a most
extraordinary letter in the morning,
"and rfhink," he added, "if I were not a
poor man I would have done what this
young &an wanted, although I don't see
why M.ahould have written .to me. I just
want to read it to you."
The old gentleman got his glasses out,
and with a tremor in his voice which be
trayed his deep sympathy, read the follow
ing: - No. 216 North Twelfth btkiet, 1
" Philadelphia, March 35. (
Diar SenatouI would take It as a great
favor ir you would let me nave the use of
$200 for three months. You are an old friend
of my father's. Will you kindly help me
along; In thi pushT Hoping to hear from
you soon. Please send United States notes.
Yours very respectfully,
Jakes G. Blaiitx, Jr.
"Now I think," Senator Palmer went on
to say, "it is too bad that the young man "
"Here's another letter, Senator, if you
want it," said Senator Frye.
"I will give you mine, too," said Senator
Proctor, and every Senator present said
that if Senator Palmer was -really anxious
he might have their letters also. Senator
jPalmer took his' part in the joke, and
the tremor in his voice quickly dis
appeared when he found that he had
not been the only victim. Then he told a
story. Somi time ago, he said, he had been
induced to introduce an old bill in a new
form, and a smile spread over the faces of
many of the Senators. He' said he was like
the new doctor who had just come to town.
All the chronics came to him.
The Daughter of Pis; Iron Kolley Wins Her
Case Against Ber Busslan Husband A
Lore letter Quoted Against Her In
Court Affecting Scenes.
Chicago, March 26. A dramatic seene
took place before Judge Baker to-day, when
Dr. Wisehnewitzky, of New York, took the
witness stand to" repel charges of cruelty
made by his wiferthe daughter of Congress
man "Pig Iron" fcelley. It has,been said
that in a qu irrel the wife called her 'hns-
band ijSStWp Hebrew.
'SeVhereT''suddenly broke out the wit
ness snatching up one of bis wife's letters,
which had been offered in evidence. '.'See
how she writes to her Russian Hebrew. She
says she loved the ground his feet trod, and
that she felt toward film as a Christian to
his God. There " . '
And the doctor shook the paper triumph
antly, while his wife concealed her face in
her nands and colored violently.
Judge Baker to-night rendered a decision
in the case entirely favorable to Mrs. Wis
chnewitzky, awarding her the three chil
dren. The doctor, who professed great love
for the children and inability to live with
out them, as soon as the decision was an
nounced, moved his lawyer to plead for the
custody of the eldest boy, bnt the plea was
unavailing. After a painful parting with
the children the doctor left the courtroom,
not even glancing at bis wife.
The City Almost in a State of Siege, Owing
to Numerous Burglaries.
McKeespokt, March 26. wrfat
Thieves are still working in the city. The
Mayor has ordered the night police to arrest
every person found loitering about the
streets who cannot give a good account of
himself. Late last night a man walked
into the little store of Mrs. Waters,
and took out of the money
drawer a pocketbook containing S34
The woman saw the action from a
rear room, and called for help. The pocket
book was dropped and the man, with a com
panion on the outside, ran. Later two
tramps and an 18-year-old boy were arrested,
and to-day the Mayor gave the tramps two
months to the workhouse on general prin
ciples. The boy, who said his name was
William Spence, of Forty-third street,
Pittsburg, was ordered to go home.
At 4 o'clock this morning a man tried to
force an entrance into the house of Oliver
Black, sexton of Versailles Cemetery, but
was frightened away by a shot About the
same hour two men broke into the house of
Thomas Ward, but secured very little
plunder before thej were forced away. A
house on Capitol Hill was also entered, but
little was taken.
La Touralne Crosses From Havre at a Bate
of 19 Knots an Hour.
New Yoke, March 26. Special The
new French twin screw steamship La Tou
raine has gone into the busi
ness of creating records from Havre.
She made a new one yesterday
finishing the voyage to Bandy Hook light
ship in 6 days, 23 hoars and 30 minutes over
a long southerly course of 3,171 miles. The
record heretofore was 7 days, 4 hours and 30
minutes, made by La Touraine on her
maiden trip to this port in June last
Natural draught was used throughout the
voyage, and an average speed per hour of a
fraction more than 10 Knots was maintained.
With forced draught, which the ship may
use In the summer, Captain Frangeul thinks
he ean make the run from Havre at an
average speed of more than 20 knots
an hour. Her engines developed on this
trip, collectively, about 12,000 horse power,
or 1,000 less than her maximum capacity.
Her furnaces consumed 545 tons of coal a
day. Her daily runs were 421, 470, 470,
465, 484, 458 and 403 knots. She had fine
weather except of! the banks, when she was
retarded 12 hours.
Another Seal Schoonar Forfeited.
Seattle, March 26. The United States
district judges this afternoon banded down
a decision in the case of the United States
versus the schooner James G. Swan, which
was seized July 20, 1889, and condemned to
be forfeited to the United States for being
engaged in killing fur seals in the waters ot
Alaska. Judge Hantord ordered a decree
of forfeiture entered.
A Fresh Messiah Craze.
Guthrie, Okla., March 26. The Mes
siah crate has again made its appearance
among the Pawnees and Otoe Indiana The
children are sent to school decked 'in war
paint and feathers.
27, 1892. - ' FIVE OENTa m
Help Mightily to Enliven an
Otherwise Dnll Day at
the Capitol.
As He Intends to Have a Cloture
Rule Reported To-Horrow.
Se Anticipates Little Trouble in Getting the
Inner Fort.
BtntiAtr or Thx DisrATca, i
WASHnroToir, D. C. March !& (
With the Senate not in session and the
House indulging in funeral orations in
memory of that unique character, the late
General Spinola, of New York, the Capitol
was a scene of decided dullness to-day, en-
livened only by the talk of the great and
almost only subject of the moment the sil
ver bill. While lugubrious utterances of
the funeral orators were in progress, groups
of Republicans and other groups of Demo
crats were constantly seen in close consul
tation upon the coming final contest on the
silver bill.
Among the free coinage Democrats there
was but one voice, and that was for war to
the knife. Mr. Bland frankly conversed
with me in regard to the prospects, and
while he seemed to have only a faint hope
of the passage of his bill, he declared he was
determined to force a direct vote on the
measure itself, if possible, to discover its
real support aside from a sneaking desire of
many members to evade an unequivocal
declaration of their convictions by tabling
or by postponement
Bland Discloses His Flans.
"We will have a rule reported on Monday
making a special order," said Mr. Bland,
"and there will be no filibustering, either on
the rnle or the call of the previous question.
Of course we cannot prevent the legitimate
motions to recommit and to table, and a
vote cannot be avoided on amendments that
are pending. What we desire is a direct
vote On this bill, and I think we may be
able to reach that point, though it may take
some time to dispose of all motions and
amendments. If we can carry one of the
outer works we shall be probably able to
distinguish friend from enemv, the truly
loyal Jrom the traitor and the half-hearted",
the sheep from the goats. We want to ac
complish this, even if we are beaten by a
great majority."
Of course, the anti-free coinage Demo
crats, as has been repeatedly described, will
exhaust every effort to defeat the bill. They
have little hope now, however, from the
scheme of filibustering. They see they are
to be stopped from this by the iron hand of
coercion, and that the rules will be stretched
to their utmost limit to crush them. They
cannot; be prevented, however, from urging.
he amendments ana suDstitutes already of
fered. . '
An Opportunity far the Timid.
They place their greatest- hope upon the
proposition for an international monetary
conference. This is so specious and high
sounding that It offers a fine opportunity
for the escape of the timid, without invit
ing a direct accusation of treason. The
anti-silver Democrats hope to stay the prog
ress of their opponents at this point, if not
before, and feel certain they will be suc
cessful if the Bepublicans will stand by
them as they did in the great first vote of
Thursday on the motion 'of Burrows to
table the bill.
But here comes the rub. What will the
Bepublicans do ? There is a great division
of opinion among them this evening in re
gard to their best policy. For tie first
time since Beed became their acknowledged
leader he is divorced from the rank and
file, and his colleague, Boutelle, is arrayed
against him. Beed, Burrows and a few
others of the most prominent, favor the de
feat, if possible, of the rule making a spe
cial order. They want to follow up their
policy of Thursday, sternly and without
subterfuge, and kill the bill instanter by
rejecting its further consideration.
Democrats Must Show Their Hand.
This plain is opposed by the mass of the
party in the House. They are determined
to compel the Democrats to show their
hand. They desire to vote for the special
order, to defeat all propositions to table, to
recommit, to amend, etc.,, and to come to a
vote upon the Bland measure, pure and
simple, as it was reported to the House.
They insist upon this, and the usually
almost autocratic authority of Mr. Beed is
for once set at naught, and by so numerous
an element that it may not be possible for
the ei-SpeaKer to force tnem into line with
his views. In his favor Mr. Beed has the
argument that he is reflecting the convic
tion of President Harrison as to what is the
shrewdest policy.
A visit of several members was made to
the White House this morning. A long
conference with the President ensued. Mr.
Harrison expressed a decided -aversion to
the advent of a silver bill at the executive
mansion. He wants the measure killed in
in the House if possible. But the adminis
tration influence is not sufficient to curb the
wishes of the great majority of the anti-free
coinage Republicans of the House. They
say they have made a clear record for them
selves and the party, and that it is now
good politics to make sport ot the quarrel of
the majority, and to force every Democrat
to expose himself beyond all doubt, either
as an advocate of free coinage or as an oppo
nent of it
The Grand Desideratum.
They are surprised that anyone should
fail to see that this is now the grand desid
eratum. The difference upon this point be
tween Reed and a few of his immediate
friends and the great majority ot the anti
tree coinage Bepublicans, while not so
vital, is not less interesting than the quar
rel of the Democrats.
An understanding may be reached before
Monday, and it will be indeed surprising if
this is not the fact The Bepublicans of
the Honse, under the splendid leadership of
Beed, have at all times shown an amena
bility to discipline that has made them in
vincible as a majority and a power
as a minority that has challenged
the admiration and compliment ot
the Democrats. I am assured,
however, by many of the best friends of Mr.
Reed, that that gentleman will give wayto
the weight of opinion, and that the anti-tree
coinage Bepublicans will act as a unit in
furthering the wish of the free coinage
Democrats to work gradually but surely to
the conclusion of a direct vote on the Bland
bill, stripped of every side issue proposed
by the anti-silver minoritv, led by Harter,
Tracey, Williams and the rest" It is al
most certain that this will be the conrse
pursued, and that the end of the Bland bill,
no matter what it may be, will be reached
before the legislative day of Monday is con
cluded. The Bering Sea Discussion.
The discussion of the treaty for the arbi
tration of the Bering Sea imbroglio will
eoma up in the Senate for definite discus
sion and settlement next Monday. While
there is a leaning of some of the leading
Senators, notably Sherman, to vote for the
ratification of the agreement as it now
stands, the majority of the Senate seem
opposed to its adoption unless the modus
Vivendi shall be renewed. The acceptance
of the treaty without the insertion of the
modus Vivendi clause is considered by many
as tantamount to giving in to Great Britain
add waiving a right which this country in
disputably possesses in Alaska and over the
Alaskan waters. A Senator said to me to
day: "It has been argued by false reasoners
that this Government is now claiming a
right which, when Alaska was a Russian
territory, it had strongly protested against,
and that we are now asserting a claim which
we formerly repudiated when upheld by
others. As a refutation of such assertions
of the timid, it can be said that they have
little pondered over the status of merit of
the case. When this Government demurred
to the claims asserted by Russia to make
the Bering Sea mare clausum, it is proof
sufficient to say that those claims were un
tenable from the very fact that Russia sub
sequently evinced an alacrity to sell Alaska
to ns and thereby escape a grave inter
national entanglement That, however, was
in 1867, when the territory of Alaska was
practically a terra incognita, and the Bering
Sea scarcely considered more than a passage
for adventurous explorers to the North
Pole. Since then the conditions have en
tirely changed.
M .. a . . . ,...
., , YJ j i,
in "fflSTKS'SErrs
T.iniMitWTnalnlaiHlann'tf.ii LlanS v.
fished fur companies, and virtually
this northern possession within th If! v
of its civilization and commerce. In or ij.'Qf Jo "ring fi
words, it has originated a right one arising pJrt li.
from the nature of changed conditions and
circumstances through the lapse of tune,
but one none the less strong. It is to" be
hoped that the United States will not' sur
render one iota of its vested rights "before
any hostile demonstrations of Great Britain.
The study of the history of the foreign policy
of England should demonstrate to us that that
country is not so formidable , as it desires to
appear. Its policy has ever been one of as
sumption and commercial intrigne, but never
one of outspoken determination to a power
equal to its own. For one, I don't fear
the result of even a war with Great Britain.
I deprecate anything like brag or bluster.
There is nothing of the kind In the re
joinder of President Harrison to the last
note of Salisbury. No one who reads that
paper can doubt the entire seriousness of
the writer, impressed by the solemnity and
gravity of his words. I believe the British
people will be similarly impressed with
them when they are fully presented to them,
and that a comparison will be drawn favor
able to this country between the trivial and
inconsistent propositions of Salisbury and
the close and incisive reasoning of Harri
son. I do not believe there will be war,
but if war must come to maintain our posi
tion and dignity, I am for war, with all
that it implies.""
AbsArd Scare of the Senate.
The absurd scare of the Senators about
the escape of the secrets of the executive
sessions seems to have gone to length at
last of a practical movement to make an
example of some one. It is discovered to
day that a resolution was introduced yester
day in executive session for the expulsion
of James R. Young, Executive Clerk of the
Senate, and by reason of his office one of
the most trusted of all the employes of the
body. Mr. Young is a brother of John
Russell Young, one of the oldest and best
known writers of the old regime of journal
ism in the United' States, an intimate of
General Grant and late Minister to China.
Mr. James R. Young is himself a notable
newspaper man, one of the proprietors of
the Philadelphia Star,"' and for years the
correspondent of his own paper from this
place. He was elected. Executive Clerk
about 1883 for the express purpose of look
ing after the confidential affairs of that
body, and has always been one of the most
trusted, if not the most, of all the employes.
If there is one person who has had access to
the executive sessions of the Senate in all
these years, who has not divulged any of the
secrets, that one is Mr. Young. Knowing
his character as they have, no correspond
ent would ever have dared to attempt to
"pump" him for news.
A Scapegoat Had to Bo Found.
The only excuse the Senators could possi
bly have for the introduction of such a
resolution in regard to their long-trusted
executive clerk is that they were deter
mined to frighten some unknown person
who had been divulging the secrets of the
executive session, and for greater effect se
lected the shining mark of the most confi
dential clerk. To every correspondent here
who is aware of the real means by which
the performances of star chamber sessions
are secured for public information an ac
cusation against an employe of the Senate
is monstrously absurd. But one source of
news has been "worked," and that is the
Senators themselves.
It is denounced an a great outrage that a
gentleman of Mr. Young's known integrity
should have been made a scapegoat. It is
gratifying to say, however, that the reso
lution was not adopted, but was laid over
for future action. It is believed that Mr.
Young has so many and such firm friends in
the Senate that he will be vindicated and
the resolution buried. The performance,
however, excites great indignation among
all members of the press and the innumer
able friends of Mr. Young.
Talk for Mr. Stone's BIO.
A number of persons interested for or
against the passage of the immigration bill
introduced in the House by Representative
Stone, of Allegheny, supplementary to the
act approved March 3, 1891, appeared be
fore the Committee on Immigration of the
House to-day, and among them were O. P.
Cochran, President of the Advisory Coun
cil of Jr. O. U. A. M; John P. Everharr,
President of the Window Glass Workers'
Association; John Carney, of the Amalga
mated Association of Iron and Steel
Workers, and A. D. Wilkins, of the
O. IT. A. M. These gentlemen
strongly advocated the passage of the
bill, which is intended to place the mojt
rigid safeguards around the reception of
immigrants in this country, practically pro
hibiting the entrance of any who are not
likely to at once become a valuable addi
tion to the body politic, industrially and
The Pennsylvanians were introduced by
Colonel Stone, and were given a very com-
Slimentary hearing. They were followed
y Dr. Schade, a somewhat unique and
noted local character, iu opposition to the
bill, the doctor arguing that immigrants un
opposed and unsupervised had made this
country, and that foreigners of any and all
types should yet have the right to enter
without examination as -to any quality or
requisite. Liohtiteb.
A Cyclone In Illinois and a Storm All Over
tho Country.
Monticello III., March 26. A terrific
tornado swept over -Piatt county to-day,
leveling buildings and destroying many
thousands of dollars worth of property.
It came from the South and was
accompanied by a severe hail storm.
At a small town near here there were 25
buildings destroyed. The oyclone was 200
feet wide and swept everything in its path.
Buildings were seen high in the air, being
carried along by the cyclone. No loss of
life has yet been reported, but there were
many narrow escapes.
Dispatches from Missouri, the South and
the Atlantic coast indicate storms of some
severity. The telegraph business of the
country was seriously interfered with,
many newspapers being crippled. Omaha
was badly shaken up.
That's as Much as the Depos
itors of the Broken-Up
Paige Bank Can Get.
And locked Up at Cleveland With Hi3
Aged Father-in-law, hnt
If the Pittsburg Paper Could Be' Taken Cars
of, Paige's Friends
PAnrESVTLLE, O., March 26. Cashier
s? ? of a. .
noga county tsnerin, naving arrived in
Jleveland shortly after noon to-day, and
- ,$t'rv:tarily surrendered himself to tho
Jo -ring first offered to give himself
leer at the Lake Shore
depoir-. -rtfc-''al at
that office WJ'ned 1
12:30 T. at, but
the responsibility
and asked the jionel to see the Sheriff
Horace Steele, the president of the insti
tution, had been arrested here at midnight,
taken to Cleveland on an early morning
train, and having waived a hearing until
April 6, secured bail in the sum of 510,000,
his bondsmen being George J. Johnson, a
real estate dealer, whose signature was
secured by Dudley Wicks, a son-in-law of
the accused and a prominent banker of
When Steele was confronted with the
charge he inquired if robbery also had not
been charged against him in connection
with that of forgery, and seemed quite re
lieved when he found it had not The lat
ter charge is made by the Produce Exchange
Bank of Cleveland, who hold a note for
12,500 signed by the Pennsylvania and Lake- .
Erie Dock Company, per J. R. Irwin, man
ager, and indorsed by Horace Steele as
president and R. K. Paige, cashier of the
Saving and Loan Association.
Oliver's Telegram Causes the Arrest.
The note was shown Mr. Irwin, who at
once pronounced it a rank forgery, and
when a telegram from Henry W. Oliver, of
Pittsburg, President of the Dock Company,
was produced, saying that that corporation
had no notes of any kind out, the arrest fol
lowed as a consequence, and such paper be
gan to come in from every direction.
Steele broke down completely while un
der arrest, cried like a child, and put all
the blame on his son-in-law, Paige, claiming
that he knew nothing about the paper, and
indorsed on Paige's assurance that it was
all right Public opinion, however, here
where both parties are known and have
spent their lives, is that if either is the vic
tim of misplaced confidence it is not Steele.
John Alexander, who holds a forged note
bearing the name of Henry W. Oliver, as
president of the Pennsylvania and ,Lake
Erie Dock Company for ?6,000, declines to
prosecute, and says he would loie his right
hand sooner than prosecute Paige, although
in addition to this note he lost $5,000 in
cash in the wreck. This is only one casein
many, and shows what a hold the cashier
had on his neighbors and friends. The
latter claim that if the Pittsburg people's
paper can only be taken care of, that Paige
can return here and live not only un
molested, but that his strong personality
would soon regain him a business standing
and financial friends.
Balph, False a Conlsssed Forser.
To a personal friend as early as last Mon
day Paige admitted that he had resorted to
forgery to help himself out of his financial
entanglement, and gave the amount as ap
proximating J10,000,but notes to the amount
of more than that figure have already been
found, and a fresh consignment ha3 come in
from Ashtabula county to-night, which
swells the amount by $7,000 or 58,000.
Captain Burrows, the noted criminal law
yer, and a brother of Congressman Burrows,
of Michigan, who has been looking after
Paige's and Steele's affairs in a legal way
since the crash, has washed his hands of the
wjiole matter, and will do nothing further
for them. He places their total liabilities
at Jl.000.000 with assets of about 10 per
cent of that amount
Manager J. R. Irwin, seen by The Dis
patch representative, said that he had been
shown notes amounting to about (340,000 or
850,000, which were forgeries. These notes
were variously signed, some Doing Dy i. a.
Irwin, manager, Henry W. Oliver, Presi
dent, and C. D. Frazer, Secretary. Others
were signed by Joseph Chapman, manager
of the Pairpoft Elevator Company, another
Pittsburg concern.
When asked what action the Pittsburg
concerns proposed taking, Mr. Irwin said
he did not suppose they would take any, as
that would be within the province of the
people who held the paper, instead of the
persons and corporations whose names had
been unlawfully used.
Contests of the Issue Classified for the Con
venience of the Header.
The issue of Tax Dispatch to-day consists
or 20 pages made up in two parts. Tho
live news of the hour occupies the first part
The special features and the class news will
he found most readily by reference to the
table following:
Face 9.
Zxglibh Politics. The BkbiioSia Talk.
GlVKfO to the Poor George Hodges
Pago 10.
Page 1L
The Mtrsic "World C. W. 3.
Tones OV THE Tun "W. G. Kauflnsnn
PafiO 13.
TnESOciETT "Woi:LD..M3rlon Crawford Gsllsher
News OF THE Stage Hepburn Johns
Page 13.
Lmxa is Alleohekt on twxstt Cents a
How to Cook Vegetables Edward Attlnson
Gowns T0b the Grandmas Ada Eaobe-Cona
"Women on Hoeseback Colonel T. A. Dode
Abt in Dress. A Hoi skxeei-eb's Cobneb
Page 1.
The Grand Abmt. Military Gossir
Page 15.
Secret Orders Gibbons, Injralls. etI
THE AMERICAN Claimant.. Mark Twain
Pago 10.
"Womxx and THX Bio Faib. ... Beasla Brambla
Pago 17.
Inventions or Mature.......... George He
THE "White Elemiant George Sand
Page 18.
DESERT and SWAMP Secretary Bask
The Aurora's QLOSY....Camille Flammanoa
Page 19.
A BEvntw ot Sronrs ...JohniX Printls
Thb oh. Held BxroBTs. market Retorts.
Fako 30.
Theatrical News. Amusement Moncaa.
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