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PITTSBURG, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28. 1892-TWELVE PAGES.
All Surprised That So Mild a
Letter Should Have
Taken So Long.
THAT BOLD BUGLE BLAST
Confidently Predicted Not to Be Found
With a Microscope.
The Change la the Literary Style of
the Three-Time Candidate Secre
tary Foster Voices the Opinion of the
Administration Some Critics Found
Within the Democratic Banks, Al
though the Leaders Profess to Be
More Than Satisfied Cleveland Go
ing to New York to Perfect Political
Plans A Noticeable Increase in the
Activity and Interest of the 'Cam
paign. ITBOtt X STAFF COBItESPOXDEST.T
"Washc-gtoj.-, Sept 27. The letter of
acceptance of Mr. Cleveland, which has
been almost the one theme of gossip to-day,
aside from the more somber one of the
suicide of ex-Sergeant at Arms Canady, of
the Senate, has occasioned much surprise
among both Republicans and Democrats.
Mr. Cleveland has probably never before
written an important paper in which he
failed to say something trenchant, some
thing that gave proof of positive convic
tion, and with a ring of bravery in that con
viction that was without a semblance of
"This is not the Cleveland of other days"
is the general dictnm, and the common
wonder is whetherthe timidity of expres
sion is some strange result of the modesty
and reserve ot a man grown suddenly
bumble and domestic late in liie and whose
luenbrations are toned down in harmony
with the chirping of the gentle cricket of
the hearth stone.
Not tlie Expected Bugle Note.
A Democrat, who four years ago was one
of the most loyal admirers and champions
of the then President, and who has been for
months predicting that Cleveland would
sound a bugle note in his letter of accept
ance that would show an ability and grasp
which would throw into deep shadow any
thing that Harrison could say, admitted to
Tux Dispatch correspondent this evening
that the letter is one of the most lifeless and
colorless productions that ever fell from the
bands of a public man.
"It is a defense from the beginning to the
end," Baid this Democrat. "There is no
sign of a deeirr to vigorously attack the
position of ths enemy. He says that the
Demcciatic declaration does not mean free
trade, that it does not mean wildcat banks,
that the 'lorce bill would be a bad thing,
that civil service examinations are a good
thing, touches vaguely on immigration,
tickles the pensioners a bit, points with
pride to his late administration as proof of
his greatness, and reminds the people that
this is the third time be has been nomi
nated. Written as Though In a Dream.
"He does it all as though he had written
in a dream, so that it must seem almost that
he has already abandoned hope. A letter
with so dull a ring to it suggests that the
writer has little interest in the result of the
elections. He imitates the quiet style of
Harrison, only to fall tar short of the Presi
dent in those desirable things called ideas.
"Why didn't he haul the Republicans
down the wind on their frying the fat out
of the protected millionaires; the purchase
of places in the Cabinet by immense con
tributions to campaign funds; the fine game
of blocks cf five; the prostitution of the
Pension Office in the hands of Harrison's
friend Raum; the increase in the Senate of
the appropriations contained in the bills as
they passed the House; the thousand and
one vulnerable points of the party and the
administration? Instead of this he admits,
by his lechle protestations, the excellence
of nearly every one of the planks in the
platform ot the Republicans."
No Entertainment This Time.
One of the most outspoken of high offi
cials is Secretary Foster, of the Treasury
Department. The fact that he is in the
Cabinet of one candidate for President
does not deter him, on account of any
maudlin sentiment about courtesy, from
discussing plainly the utterances of another
candidate tor President.
"I can't understand," said the Secretary
to-day, prior to his departure for New
York, "what was the cause of the delay of
Mr. Cleveland in producing h's letter of
acceptance. "When it was so long coming
we had a right to expect that he would
give us something entertaining. He
had President Harrison's letter before him
and had every opportunity to make a com
plete offset to it Irom the Democratic point
of view. He seems to admit by tbe hasty
and perfunctory manner in which he skims
over important topics that Mr. Harrison
had said pretty nearly everything there
was to say in the way of letters of ac
ceptance. "We used to get some entertain
ment out of the public missives of Mr
Cleveland. If he wrote somewhat after the
lasliion of a college boy, the fear
lessness with which be was
wont to dispose ot questions that
were matters of dispute among
the profoundest economists was really very
fetching, and I have always enjoyed read
ing these literary skits, with their sails
trimmed in the direction of statesmanship.
This letter reads as though the writer had
recently found out that some of the ques
tions under argument were bigger than they
seemed to be some time ago, and that it
would be well to boil his opinions down and
dress them with a very neutral sauce which
might possibly suit a greater number of
palates than the sauce piquante of other
Not "Worthy or the "Writer.
"Scriou-Jy," continued the Secretary,
"the letter does not seem to be at all
worthy of the writer. It is lull of plati
tudes and evasions. In regard to the tariff,
.be begs the question. The force bill, which
I had thought would be made one of his
strong points, he dismisses with a timid
sentence or two. He is in favor of State
banks 'if they can be made safe. He throws
out a bail to the old soldiers by speaking
kindly of pensions, of rolls of honor, and so
forth, but he cannot in that way wipe ont
his record of pension vetoes with its accom
panying sarcastic and cruel remarks at the
expense oi the applicants. He is in favor
of immigration, and he is in favor ot re
"In all this be is so timid and platitudin
ous that one almost pities the man for his
evident fear to say anything because be
may say too much. In short, he writes
as though he had lost confidence in himself
Rnd In nl Yinrtv anil wprA ffnin into the
campaign hopeless in regard to a favorable
result. Even as a Republican I could have
wished for something withmore SDlrit in it
than this lack-luster epistle which must
surely fail to arouse any enthusiasm in the
Democratic party, as it will fail to arouse
any special belligerence among Repub
COCKRAN SMILES GRIMLY
"When Asked About tho Revolt of Tam
many Tie Says lie "Will Be on the Stomp
Later-A, Conference of Mayor Grace's
Followers to Bo Held Shortly.
Net Yoke:, Sept. 27. Sredal' Ex
Postmaster General Don M. Dickin
son was in charge of National Demo
cratic Headquarters to-day. Ex-Secretary
"Whitney was in and out, but
the greater part of his time was oc
cupied with Edward Murphy, Jr., Chair
man of the Democratic State Committee,
and Lieutenant Governor Sheehan, Chair
mau of the Democratic Stato Campaign
Committee. Mr. Harrity will come from
Pennsylvania to attend, with his brethren
of the Campaign Committee, tbe confer
ence with Mr. Grace's followers, to be held
at headquarters to-morrow evening.
Mr. "Whitney, unless be changes his pro
gramme, will not be there. Mr. Cleveland
will leave Buzzard's Bay "Wednesday even
ing and will arrive in town Friday morn
ing. to the story mat Tammany is "in re
volt" against the National Democratic
tickets and that Congressman "W. Bourke
Cockran has canceled his engagements to
speak in Indiana and Wisconsin, Mr. Cock
ran smiled grimly to-day. He said he ex
pected to speak every "night for the next
tour weeks of the campaign. Should the
condition of his throat and eyes improve be
fore that, he will go on the stump sooner.
The National camp was overrun with
visitors, and nearly all recorded their
views on Mr. Cleveland's letter of accep
tance. The name of "William C Dewitt.
ex-corporation counsel of Kings county, as
tbe possible selection of the Democratic
Committee for the nomination for Chief
Judge of the Court of Appeals, came to the
front again yesterday alongside of Judge
Peckham's. "The Republicans believe that
their State Committee to nominate a candi
date will meet at the Fifth Avenue Hotel
on October 4. Supreme Court Judge Celora
Martin, of the Chemung district, is men
tioned as the possible candidate.
CLEVELAND AHD PENSIONS,
Tie "Will Reconsider and May Change Tils
Buzzabd's BAT.Sept.27. Special The
first man to greet Hon. Grover 'Cleveland
this morning, with a printed copy of his let
ter of acceptance, wasCapt D. F. Allen, of
Frankfort, Ind., member of the Indiana,
Democratic National Committee. Allen
was ou his roundabout homeward way from
the "Washington encampment. He did not
like the word "actually" in the paragraph
of Mr. Cleveland's letter relating to pen
sioning soldiers. He requested Mr. Cleve
land to explain more fully his positiou
toward the soldiers and to aid in bringing
out the toldier vote lor the Democratic
ticket all over the land.
Mr. Cleveland Iol3 him that he believed
in pensionng everv soldier who received so
much as a scratch in the war, and went
over the ground in detail with the Indiana
committeeman. Captain Allen wanted Mr.
Cleveland to conciliate the soldier vote by
declaring in favor of liberal pensions,
but Mr. Cleveland would give him no
satisfaction. Mr. Cleveland eventually
said that it is possible that his views of the
pension matter and of the situation are not
correct. He should give the matter further
IX PLEASED THE BOS3E3L
Democratic tenders Congratulate
on His Letter.
New Yoke, Sept 27. The Democratio
National managers express the greatest sat
isfaction over Mr. Cleveland's letter of ac
ceptance. Ex-Secretary of the Navy Will
iam C Whitney, Secretary Sheeran, of the
Democratic National Committee, and Brad
ley B. Smaliey each telegraphed their con
gratulations to the ex-President. Mr.
Whitney said the letter was a broad-minded
Mr. Smaliey said he considered it the
ablest paper Mr. Cleveland had ever writ
ten. In his dispatch of congratulation he
said: "I have read your letter of accept
ance with admiration and pleasure. It meets
every issue in a satisfactory way." Secre
tary Sheeran said he thought the letter was
explicit in every particular. "A fair,
honest expression is what the people are
entitled to Irom every man who asks their
suffrages, and from no man have they been
accustomed to get an expression in plainer,
bolder terms than from Mr. Cleveland."
Arthur P. Gorman sa'd it was admirable.
DIDN'T DARE INDORSE IT.
Sherman Tells "Why Grover Didn't Mention
the Chicago Tariff Plank.
Cleveland, O., Sept 27. In a
speech delivered at Mansfield, his home,
this evening Senator Sherman referred to
Mr. Cleveland's letter of accerjtance, call,
ing particular attention to the fact that no
mention is made in it of the Chicago tariff
"He did not dare to indorse it," said the
Senator, for the Democracy is the onlv
party since the lormation of the Federal
Government that has dared to proolaim a
protective tariff unconstitutional and it
Ei L.T"h. f',hain'' before the election.
Talk about latterday Democracy being the
party of Jeflerson and Jaokson. Why thev
wouldn't own it if they were alive to-dav "
.HABBITY IS CONFIDENT,
He Is HhjHl Encouraged Over Cleveland's
Hahkisburo, Sept 27. Special
Secretary Harrity said to-night that the
Prcsidental prospects of the Democrats
were highly encouraging and that New
York was certain to go lor Cleveland.
He not only expected Cleveland to carry
that State, Indiana, Connecticut and New
Jersey and the South, but considered
Massachusetts and New Hampshire hope
ful states. Cleveland's letter of acceptance
he warmly extolled. Mr. Harrity will re
turn to New York to-morrow morning, to
be present at an important conference of
Tho Michigan league Convention.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept 27. The
fifth annual convention of the Michigan
League of Republican Clubs was held here
to-day. Four hundred delegates wfcre pres
ent Ex-State Senator Phil Cosgrove, of
Hastings, wai elected President of the
League, and speeches were made by Hon.
John P. Rich, J. N. Dickman and J. W.
WEAVER AS A MARTYR.
Chairman Atkinson of Georgia Says tho
Third Party Candidate Received Fair
Treatment He Is Charged "With "Wil
fully Misrepresenting tlie People of the
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 27. Hon. "W. Y.
Atkinson, Chairman of the Demooratio Ex
ecutive Committee of Georgia, says in reply
to the published address of General Weaver
and various special telegrams which have
been sent out from Georgia by Mrs, Lease,
that they do great injustice not only to tfje
Democrats but to the people of the State.
He says according to his own admission
General Weaver received a respectful hear
ing at Way Cross and Columbus. At
Albany his speech was listened to by several
hundred people, and no effort whatever was
made to prevent him Irom speaking.
A prominent negro of that plaoe at the
conclusion oi Weaver's speech took the
stand to refute what he bad said, and bit
terly attacked Weaver and the third party.
Weaver was eo Indignant that a negro
should attempt to answer him that he im
mediately left the platform. The only pos
sible foundation for the greatly exagger
ated egg story spread broadcast by General
Weaver and Mrs. Lease is that a small boy
in the open air audience at Jlacon threw an
egg, and he was promptly arrested and pun
ished for it. As to Mrs. Lease's statement
that the disgraceful scenes at Macon were
repeated twice in the presence of the Gov
ernor of Georgia at the State Capitol, Mr.
"General Weaver or Mrs. Lease did not
appear as advertised in Atlanta They
would not go up to the Capitol where a
large crowd had assembled to hear them.
Governor Northern himself hearing that
Weaver would not speak, claiming that he
would not be listened to, went to insure
him a hearing and the meeting bv vote
guaranteed that he would be respectfully
listened to. I called on the Chairman of
the Executive Committee of the People's
party of the State early in the evening to
extend him this guarantee and he told me
that General Weaver had made uo his
mind not to speak. His claim of persecu
tion is nothing more than an overworked
effort to pose as a martyr. His statements
deliberately misrepresent the people ot
Georgia and are cunningly devised lor cam
M'KINLEY ON THE TARIFF.
Ho Attacks the Radical Principles of Con
Cleveland, Sept 27. Governor Mc
Kinley spoke this afternoon at Wellington,
O., to a mass meeting oi between 4,000 and
8,000 Republicans. He devoted himself
principally to tbe two candidates in the
Fourteenth Congressional district Con
gressman M. D. Harter, Democrat, and
E. G. Johnson, Republican. He attacked
Barter's well-known and radical tariff re
form principles in a speech of considerable
This was Governor McKinlev's first
speech in Ohio this year, but it was made
with especial reference to the contest in the
Fourteenth district and was not intended
as an opening of the campaign in the State.
uovernor juciumey left to-night tor Wash
ington, Pa., where he will speak. From
there he goes to Missouri in the interest of
General Warner, the Republican candidate
MICHIGAN'S CAMPAIGN OPENED.
J. Sioat Fassett Makes a Telling Speech at a
Rousing Mass Meeting.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Sept 27. The
Republican campaign in Michigan under
the auspices of the Republican League
opened in Hartman's Hall, this city, to
night, with the Hon. J. Sloat Fassett, of
New York, as the principal speaker. The
Republican State Convention, held in this
city, served to attract many distinguished
men from other portions of the State and
they also remained to hear the distinguished
New Yorker. John P. Rich, the party's
nominee for Governor of the State, was the
Mr. Fassett dwelt at length on protection
throughout his address, which was re.
plete with brilliant oratory and wit, and
which was delivered in excellent voice.
He was frequently interrupted by hearty
applause. It was an auspicious ODening of
the campaign, and the local Republicans
are rejoicing over the success of their first
big meeting. Mr. Fassett will visit four or
five other Michigan cities in behalf of the
CHALLENGED FOB A JOINT DEBATE,
Democratic Massachusetts Candidates "Want
to Meet Their Opponents.
BOSTON, Sept 27. The Democratic State
Central Committee has issued a challenge
to the Republican State Central Committee
for a joint discussion, which shall deal with
both State and national issues, between
Governor Russell and Hon. William H.
Haile, the Gubernatorial nominees.
A similar discussion is proposed between
Mr. James B. Carroll and Mr. Roger Wol
cott, the nominees for Lieutenant Governor
of the Democratic and Republican parties.
The subject of the debate as suggested bv
tbe Democratic State Committee is: Should
the Republican or Democratic candidate for
Governor be elected?
8PBINGEB TALKS ONCE MORE.
This Tlmo He Addresses tho Democrats at
Jacksonville, III., Sept 27. The
Democracy of Morgan county turned out en
masse to-day to hear the addresses by Judge
Altgeld, Democratio candidate for Gov
ernor, and Wm. M. Springer, member of
Congress from this district and candidate
Judge Altgeld pursued the line of argu
ment heretofore followed by him, referring
especially to the management of State in
stitutions. Mr. Spriueer devoted his time
exclusively to the consideration of the
tariff and referred to recent trade circulars
issued by Justice, Bateman & Co., a firm of
wool dealers in Philadelphia.
HARMONY IS RESTORED.
Tho "Warmonth Wing Gives "Wav to
Xeonard Paction at New Orleans.
New Orleans, Sept 27. Special
There is an unlimited amount of joy iu the
hearts of the local Republicans to-day. The
reason is that J. N. Huston, representative
of Indiana on the National Committee and
Hon. John G. Long, the representative
from Florida, have made a reconciliation in
the hitherto disrupted Republican State
By the terms of the comprise the War
mouth, or administration wing, withdrew
its Congressional candidate, disbanded its
various committees, gave up all pretensions
to recognition as the representative wing of
the party, yielding to the Leonard "faction.
It Took a Thousand Ballots.
Montgomery:, Ala, Sept 27. The
Democratic Congressional Convention of
the Second district met again at Evergreen
to-day, having adjourned at Brewton bver a
week ago after 760 ballots. To-night J. F.
Stallings, of Butler, was nominated on the
one thousandth balloU
And the Other Coolly Defiant
"While Promising Fresh
THE WEIR CASE ARRESTS.
Mrs. Henry Harsh Agitated So That
She Is Unahle to Talk.
M'lNTOSH GIVES AN EXPLANATION.
County Commissioner Returns
GOODS TAKES BY A SEARCH WARRAXT
If rECTr. TEIEGBAM TO TuTE DISPATCH. 1
New York, Sept. 27. Mrs. Henry
Marsh, Gamble Weir's old boarding house
keeper, was in hysterics to-day. James
Mcintosh, who was arrested with her, was
cool and angry. He spent the day pacing
up and down the corridor of the Richmond
oounty jail occasionally denouncing his
luck and the police. The Sheriff said that
Mrs. Marsh bad been hysterical ever since
she had been brought to the jail. She was
seen by The Dispatch reporter, but was
not in condition to talk.
Mcintosh talked voluminously. He de
clared that his arrest was an outrageous
piece of business and he thought the arrest
of Mrs. Marsh was just as bad. He said
that the whole trouble was the result of the
spite of Gamble Weir's brother. In ans
wer to the question as to why Gamble
Weir's brother should have any spite
against him or Sirs. Marsh he said:
All to Come Out in Time.
"That is a private matter about which I
have no right to speak at present. This
thing will all come out In time." Mcintosh
would not have much to sav regarding the
death of Weir. He did say this: "When
Weir died he was worth between 60,000
and 570,000. It was but a snort time ago
that his brother and his executor, this man
Fehl, declared that there was hardly enough
of the estate to pay'the expenses of set
tling it. Now, where has that money
Continuing, Mcintosh said: '1 left Pitts
burg last April. I had been railroading
out there. I lost my place and came East,
where I secured a place on the Staten
Island Ripid Transit Railroad. There was
nothing secret about my leaving and there
has been nothing secret about my where
abouts since then. I have been in corre
spondence with friends In Pittsburg.
"Because of the kindness shown me by
the family of Mr. Henry Marsh, with
whom I, as well as Gambia Weir, boarded.
I felt under obligations to them.
A Position for Marsh.
"When Marsh lost his place in Pittsburg
i saia tnac i would ncip mm to get a place
in tho East I had a place arranged for
him here, and he was to oome on in Octo
ber. He had some affairs to settle up in
Pittsburg before he came. He sent Mrs.
Marsh and their chti&n in,my care. They
di"d not litie Totfenvillc, where I had to
stop nights. I was transferred to another
branch of the road where I could liye in
Stapleton. Mrs. Marsh went around and
found a house, which she rented for 520 a
month, and then she sent on to Pittsburg
for her furniture. She was going to have
everything settled for her husband when he
should come. I began boarding with her
as soon as she got the house fixed up, and I
was to pay her 520 a month board.
"Now, that is the plain statement of
a fact If this man Fehl had any evidence
against Mrs. Marsh connecting her with
Gamble Weir's death, or he had any idea
that she had in her possession any of Gam
ble Weir's property, why did he not cause
her arre6t in Pittsburg? " Why did he wait
till she came on here and got comfortably
The Accusation of Spitcwork.
"All the furniture that there was in the
house at 101 Beach street and all the other
property there was in her house iu Pitts
burg, was sent on here from Pittsburg.
I know that because I unpacked all the
boxes myself. The whole amount of the
matter is that this trouble is the
result of spite, They waited until
Mrs. Marsh had settled, and then
they came to create trouble. Then
look at it iu another way. If they had any
evidence on which to warrant our arrest or
the arrest of Mrs. Marsh, why did not they
bring a warraut on here? Instead of that
they come on without any authoritv, they
go before a justice of the peace and swear
that we are fugitives from justice, and ask
that we be held indefinitely until they go
aud see about getting authority for their
high-handed outrage. "
About the report that the police had
found incriminating evidence in the house
of Mrs. Marsh and hal taken a quantity of
things away. Mcintosh said: "Ihey have
made trouble for themselves. Everything
that they have taken will have to be re
turned. There was nothing in the house
that did not belong to Mrs. Marsh. That I
Wants to Come to Pittsburg.
Mcintosh said he was anxious to go to
Pittsburg and prove bis innocence of any
wrong-doing. He insisted on Monday
nigni, wnen ne was arrested at jlr. Marsh's
house in Stapleton, so he says, that he did
not want to wait for requisition papers, but
would go on at once. The officials refused
to' take him, insisting on his going to jail
and waiting. The police would say nothing
to-day about what things they had seized at
Mrs. ' Marsh's house. The neighbors in
Beach street say that two wagon loads of
things were taken away.
Mrs. Marsh and Mcintosh were not ar
rested by the Stapleton police, but two
officers of Tottenville. Henry Fehl swore
out the warrant for the arrest before a Tot
tenville justice. Tlie search warrant, on
the authority of which the house was
searched, was issued by Justice Con
nors. He didn't know what was found.
Fehl left Staten Island a short time after
the arrest, presumably to go and get the
necessary authority ior taking the couple
back. He has not been heard from since he
AFIEB REQUISITION PAPERS?
Commissioner Weir Returns From New
York With That End In View.
It was not known until yesterday that
County Commissioner Weir had acconi
paniel Henry Fehl to New York in pur
suit ot Mrs. Marsh and James Mcintosh.
Mr. Weir returned home last night, but
fought shy ot reporters, going direct to his
homo in O'Hara township after a brief In
terview with Police Superintendent
O'Maro. Henry Fehl remained at Phila
delphia. Mr. O'Mara said proceedings for requisi
tion papers to "bring the prisoners here
would be carried forward at once. The Dis
trict Attorney will be appealed to to-day
lor a certificate showing the record of lar
ceny against the prisoners. These, with a
copy of the indictment by the grand jury,
will be forwarded to Governor Pattison,
through whom "Governor Flower, of New
York, will be requested to grant the neces
sary papers. A. .fittsDurg officer will then
go to New York for the jjrieoners.
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B. HILL WHERE AM I AT?
wniu-Hic. es-iuuunttaun-.RAji i
PECK SHOWS CAUSE.
Eo Exp'ains Why He Was Unable to
Furnish the Uemocracy
CAMPAIGN MATERIAL THIS YEAR.
Cnly Fo.'lowed.a Custom Which Is Neces
sary to fceenre Data.
HIS nONOR PLEDGED TO C0XFIDECr
Albany, Sept. 27. Labor Commissioner
Peck was in court to-day to shbw cause why
he should not allow an examination of the
tariff circulars received from New York
City manufacturers on which the Commis
sioner based his report of the effect of the
tariff on labor. Mr. Peck's plea was that all
correspondence conducted by him with tbe
employes and employers was under a per
sonal pledge of secrecy, without which no
figures could be obtained. The same meth
od prevailed in other States, aud the re
turns he had received were his own proper
ty and not that of the State. Hence no call
upon him for the basis of his reports should
be honored. The case went over until Oc
' When Mr. Peck was leaving the room he
remarked, "Well, I've got first blood."
Tho affidavits on which the mandamus is
asked were made public at the institution of
this proceeding at Kingston some time ago
and allege a demand by the relator to see
the circulars; that they are public papers
aud that his demand was refused,
The Confidence of All Was Necessary.
Mr. Meegan read an affidavit of Mr. Peck
in answer, in which he said:
"Jhe law really specified no details for
the performance ot my duties or tbe method
to be pursued in obtaining the information
it was designed to secure lor the Legislature
of the State. In order to obtain the infor
mation required to make annual reports, it
was necessary that I should obtain the con
fidence ot'bolh employer and employe, the
business men and the laboring people of the
State. At the very outset I was obliged to
make that rule, publicly announced by me,
that all information was to be received in tbe
strictest confidence as to all correspondences
and informants, and no names of persons,
employes or employers, except by express
permission, should appear in any depart
ment report or De otherwise given either to
individuals or the public, and that no paper
containing or relating to information re
ceived or used by me iu discharge of the
duties oi my office should ever be placed on
file in my office or be made a.matter of
record, or be considered other than the
private property of the Commissioner, for
the protection of the senders ot communica
tions, and I have never considered it my
duty to preserve the same.
Only Tollowing a Consistent Policy.
"Every time I sent out circulars asking
for information, I invariably gave pledges
of secrecy to my correspondents, and have
done so annually. The practice pursued by
by me in 1800 and 1891 was no departure
from the uniform course of prior years. I
found in the law creating my office a provi
sion authorizing me to examine witness,
but with tbe condition that no witness shall
against his will be compelled to answer any
questions respecting his private affairs.
'JLhis restriction rendered it practically im
possible to give ellect to the intent ot the
Legislature unless the confidence of the
people ot the State could be secured and re
tained and their private allairs voluntarily
"Repeated refusals came to me from bus
iness men, and, besides the circulars sent
out each year, I have written and sent
thousands of letters, giving personal assur
ances to the writers that no use would be
mode of their confidence and every com
munication would be held to be sacred and
denied to any one, including rivals in the
same branch of industry. By such legiti
mate means and by such honorable pledges
only have I been able to discharge the re
sponsible duties of .my office and to render
to the Legislature the data annually trans
mitted to it in my annual report.
No Custom Is Deviated From.
"In 27 States of the Union that have
labor bureaus, it has been found necessary
to give to all persons tbe pledge of security
ana confidence given bv me during the
lieveral jrears of jny -official 'life, . Theao
pledges relate to and cover cases of employ
ers and employes and labor organizations.
The summary which was issued by me in
1892, and about which the proceedings have
arisen, was issued and published by me at
the time usual for the publication of re
ports of other State officers and about the
same time I have published my report
every other year; and that every year in
which I have made up a report to the Legis
lature I invariably published beforehand in
or about August of each year a summary as
I published in 1892.
"I have not de viated'from the usual course
and practice of my office, nor have I in
1892 departed from any custom of my office
with respect- to my report Tbe attempt
made to establish the theory that my report
was given out to influence the pending
election is! false, as the compilations were
all made before any Democratio nomination
was made and the data were obtained before
anyone could tell who the nominees of any
party would be.
He Acted Upon Legal Advice.
"The communications and letters upon
which my preceding annual reports were
based were never filed nor made a record in
my office, and were never the property of
the State, but were private letters; and
whatever property exists in them is divided
between this deponent as the receiver and
the several senders ot tbe letters; and I am
advised by my counsel that under the
decision oi Woolsey versus Judd and Duer,
and other kindred cases, injunction would
lie against me if I attempted in any way to
make public the matter that I guaranteed
should be private matter and held as secret
"As the head of the department in ques
tion I am of the opinion, and so represent
to this honorable court, that the publica
tion of the names and addresses of the per
sons and corporations who have furnished
the data upon which my report is based
would be greatly injurious to the public in
terests." A COMET FALLS ON THE MOON.
Residents of Springfield, 111., "Witness a
Springfield, III., Sept 27. A won
derful phenomenon was observed in the
heavens this evening about 6.50 o'clock.
Those who saw it declare that a bright
body, resembling in size and brilliancy
a good-sized star, was seen moving with as
tonishing rapidity toward the moon, which
it struck with tremendous force, and
seemed to burst like a bomb, darkening its
light for an instant
The scientifically inclined explain, saying
a largo meteor or comet came within tho
power of the moon's attraction and fell
ST. LOUIS' FESTIVE MAYOR
Will Probahiy Bo Impeached for Boozing
and Disgraceful Conduct
St. Louis, Sept 27. In the City Council
to-night a resolution was introduced pro
viding for the impeachment of Mayor
Noonan upon the charges of drunkenness
and generally improper conduct. Upon a
vote the resolution a3 defeated by a ma
jority of One.
After this action it was stated by one
negative member that for reasons of bis own
he voted against impeachment, but that he
would vote for such a resolution at next
week's meeting should it be reintroduced,
which it is now understood will be done.
G.BLS BOB LETTER BOXES.
Checks Worth 84,300 Abstracted In Front
of a Country Posto&lce.
CnESTER, PA., Sept 27. The letterbox
in the lront door of the Darby postoffice
was robbed last Friday and a letter con
taining $4,500 worth of checks, which had
been mailed by the Darby Bank to the In
dependence Bank, their agents in Philadel
phia, was taken from the box. One ot the
checks, which had been deposited by James
S. Cross, of Paschalville, for collection
and which was found on Fifth street,
Darby, and returned to the bank, was tbe
first evidence the bank had that tbe letter
had been taken.
An investigation resulted in fastening
tbe crime on one ot two girls, named re
spectively Andrews and Bevan. The
Andrews girl says she saw the Beran girl
abstract the letter from the box, but the
latter denies it Payment on all the checks
has been stopped, and, so far as heard from,
none of them have been presented at any of
QUAY WiLLGO EAST,
The Senator Is Expected to
Take a Hand in the Na-
NOT AFBAID OP ABUSE.
Says Dave Martin Has Scared
the New York Democrats.
A BRIEF VISIT TO PITTSBURG.
Tlie Cholera Elamed for the lack of
CEITICISING THE BAKEE BALLOI LAW
United States Senator Matthew Stanley
Quay and his son Dick arrived in Pittsburg
at noon yesterday from Florida. Their train
was delayed six hours by a wreck, and they
made a bee line for the Duquesne as soon as
they got in. The Senator came in quietly,
and slipped out again early in the after
noon for his home in Beaver. Few peopla
knew he was in town.
The Senator looks as he used to in tho
olden times, though be complains of ver
tigo. His face 13 full and his cheeks ara
rosy. Mr. Quay has taken on flesh
and he is not so thin or nervous
as he was at Minneapolis. His
six weeks' stay in the South has done him
lots of good, but he is worried over tha
dizziness in his head. Dick said he never
let his father get out of his sight for fear ha
would fall, as he has often been taken
lately with fainting spells. However, tho
Senator laughed merrily, and strangers
would not think that he had been an ill
Senators Moct In a Barber Shop.
On h'13 arrival he proceeded to have his
hair cut and a beard of a week's standing
was removed. Dick followed suit, and re
marked that they had been rough ing it for
some time. William Flinn walked into
the Duquesne batber shop and Mr. Quay
said: "I think I hear the voice of a Sena
tor in the room." They shook hands heart.
ily, and the Beaver statesman asked about
th e condition of local and national politics.
Sen ator Flinn did not remain long, and in
fact be was the only caller at the hotel.
Senator Quay laughed a good deal about
the Bcare Dave Martin has given New York
Democrats. "Dave is built to stand abuse."
ne said. "It shows some of the New York
people are badly frightened. I haven't seen
the papers, but I am told they are terribly
wrought up. I don't think Dave will pay
much attention to the attacks. Will I go
to New York to take part in the campaign?
Indeed, I don't know. I am not posted,
and maybe I won't be needed. You see, I
have been away, and have done nothing but
try to regain my health. I haven't read tha
papers, and haven't any idea what is going
on. I suppose if I went to New York tha
Democrats would think there was soma
deviltry on foot sure."
Quay Will Go to New York.
It is pretty certain that Mr. Quay wilt be
in New York in a short time, aud will take
an active part for the balance of the cam
paign. He intends to go to Philadelphia
the latter part of tbe week to consult a
physician about his head. He may go to
the metropolis on the same errand. His
friends warned him that the Democratio
papers would turn their batteries loose on
him, but he replied that he was used to that
kind of thing. Senator Quay's admirers
have unbounded faith in his judgment, and
they would like to have him visit national
headquarters for his opinion on the work
being done. They argue that if Martin
frightened the Democrats, "The Old Man,"
as they fondly call him, would soon have
them standing on their heads.
Somebody spoke of Tammany's old trick
oi colonizing vuiera in xiew xur. ijtjr.
"Well," replied the Senator, "Tammany
can't do much colonizing downtown, there
is no room; but look out for the uptown dis
tricts, especially in the lodging-house sec
tion. I'll bet the Democratic registration
will be very heavv in the new wards."
"It strikes me,'' continued the Senator,
"that the campaign has been very flat so
far. I suppose this is due to the cholera
scare. If that disease broke out in the
country, politics would be lost sight of. If
Blaine had been the nominee what a hurrah
campaign we would have had. People
don't seem to be taking much interest in
the fight on either side. I suppote there
will be lots ot trouble in this State on ao
count of the new ballot law voters don't
understand it and the law ought to be re
pealed. An Old-Fashioned Ballot Law.
"I think the fairest and best ballot was
the -old-fashioned one ot putting in a slip
with the name of the candidate on it
When I was a young mau we had no tickets,
stickers or anything of that kind, but we
voted directly for a man, and the complete
ballot consisted of the names of the candi
dates printed on separate slips of paper and
tied with a string. It used to be great
sport tor the boys and girls to meet on the
night before election to cut and prepare tbe
slips of paper. If a man was a candidate,
his young friends met at some house and
arranged his voles. And they whooped it
up for him also the next dav."
Mr. Quay referred to Mrs. Harrison's
illness, and said there was no doubt now
that she is a victim ot consumption. Senator
Quay asked about Wisconsin and the silver
States. He hopes these States will be in
line, bnt he realizes that the people in
Colorado and Nevada are disgruntled.
Coming to State politics the Senator said
he bad heard there was opposition to Ache
son, bnt he was surprised to learn that John
Cox was out against Andy Stewart "I
thought it would have been better," he said,
"to nominate Ray for the short term, and
thus placate the independent element in ths
Anticipates Acheson's Election.
'1 think Acheson will be elected, but wa
can't count on majorities this year. The
district is Republican, but the man will be
fooled who depends on the past vote."
Senator Quay is a great admirer of Ed
Wolcott, ot Colorado. The latter nomi
nated Blaine at Minneapolis, and his speech,
was by all odds the most eloquent delivered
in the convention. Turning to James F.
Burke, Mr. Quay asked what Wolcott did
at the club meeting in Buffalo. Burke re
plied that he was not present, and then
he gave the Senator a piece of news'
about how Wolcott carried tha
Colorado State Convention recently. It
was held on Saturday, and Wolcott saw his
man was licked. Ha got his people to
gether, and going into the ball, they com
menced firing off revolvers through tha
celling. The police rushed in and stopped
the convention, making a number of arrests.
The meeting was adjourned until Monday,
and by that time Wolcott had secured
enough delegates to nominate his candi
date. Senator Quay hadn't heard the story, but
it put him in a fiue humor. He laughed,
and said: "That is about the way they
would do things in the wild West" Ha
had not read Cleveland's letter of accept
ance, and remarked that he was not inter
ested in it.