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The Plumed Kniglit Dons His
Armor and Enters the
Lists Once More.
From One End of the Continent to the
Other, and That Will Make
Thousands of Votes
Address Almost Impromptu,
Blaine Just laving lime to
lave It Typewritten.
None the Les3 an Ingenious Plea for
the Preservation of the Republic on
the Lines That Have Made It What
It la Ee Takes Issue With the Dem
ocrats Who Are Crying Calamity in
the Western States He Can't See
How an Irishman Can Vote for the
Friends of the Oppressors of Ireland
His Faith in Egan to Counteract
the Efforts of the Democrats to Gain
the Irish Vote.
Nrnr Yoj:'C, Oct. 14. Mr. Blaine has
made his speech, and made it at Ophir
Farm. It was arranged unexpectedly in
ttiis way: At 5 o'clock this afternoon Mr.
Ileid was informed that the AVhite Plains
Blaine Club would be out in the evening
and serenade Mr. Blaine. The Colored Re
publican Club sent word that it was going
out to Ophir Farm, too. The word was
passed along the country roads, and Mr.
Iteid knew that that meant a crowd. He
went into the library, whereMr. Blaine was
talking to -JIk Iteid, and announced the
"Well," said Mr. Blaine, laughing,
"then I guess I'll have to make a speech."
"Good!" said Mr. Iteid, "and wo will
have Chauncer make a speech, too."
"All right," Mr. Blaine said, "lei's have
.jolly night."
He then dictated a speech to Mr. Itcid's
typewriter, but she w as so overpowered at
the thought of the greatness thrust upon
her that the speech did not get into the
shape Mr. Blaine wanted it in until the
moment before he delivered it, at 9.20
A Jollj linner Party at Ophir Farm.
All this tell in happily with other ar
rangements Mr. Iteid had made. He was
to have a dinner party of high political
dignitaries and the afternoon train brought
down, each with his dress suit case in his
hand, this distinguished company: Chaunccy
M. Depew, National Committeeman Gar
rett A. Hobart, of New Jersey; National
Committeeman It. C Kerens, of Missouri;
National Committeeman William A. Hahn,
of Ohio; ex-Collector W. H. Robertson, C
W. Hacketi, Chairman of the State Cam
paign Committee; State Committeeman
William Brookfield, Patrick Egan, Minis
ter to Chile, and Solomon Hirtch, ex-Minister
to Turkey. Warner Miller and
Samuel Fessenden were asked, but did not
These gentlemen were still at dinner
when the people began arriving in stages
and all kinds, of farm vehicles, and at 9
o'clock the two political clubs, brave witn
uniforms, torches and nies and drums, came
eager to hear Mr. Blaine's first speech of
the campaign.
Illaine Care falls Revises His Speech.
But Mr. Blaine was not vet ready. He
leit the dinner table at 9 o'clock and revised
the typewritten copies of his speech. There
were some curious errors. One made him
speak of the "foreign markets of New Eng
land." He directed Mr. Reid's secretary
to gather in the copies lrom the reporters
and mate the correction. When this had
been repeated several times, and after the
crowd, which numbered 300 or 400, had re
peatedly called tor him, Mr. Blaine signi
fied that he was ready.
The great trout doors of Ophir Farm man
sion w ere thrown open, and Mr. Blaine,
preceded bj- two liveried servants carrying
bronze lamps and followed by the guests
who had been invited to meet him at the
dinner, pushed his way through the crowd
on the piazza to the head of the steps lead
ing up lrom the covered stairway.
Reid Introduces Sir. Blaine.
The crowd cheered, and Mr. Reid stepped
to Mr. Blaine's side. Mr. Reid said:
Friends and fellow-citizens of Westchester:
I thank you tor the com tesy and attention
you have shown my guest, wlio has concen
trated moro affection and enthusiasm about
him than an3- other American since Henry
Clay. He is my friend, the fi lend of my
party, and was my chief when I was in the
service But there is no need formally to
present here, or anywheie on American
soil, James U. Blaine.
Then the crowd cheered a long time. Mr.
Blaine smilingly waited for a chance to
begin. He looked very well. He had
thrown of his dres coat and vest and
put on a heavy dark tweed sack
coat and vrsi. The servants stood
beside him, holding their lamps high
over his head. Mr. Blaine read his
speech slowly, in a firm, distinct voice,
pausing leisurely tor the applause, which
was generous. The good citizens of West
chester laughed when Mr. Blaine spoke of
the condition of the country, as depicted
by the Democrats, as "deplorable indeed."
Mr. Maine's l'lea for Ills rartj.
This is what Mr. Blaine said, his terbal
changes from the type-written text in
cluded: Fellow Citizens or New York I should
bo chuilisli Indeed if I did not make re
sponse to your call after you have come
several miles to this beautiful home of Mr.
Keid on this pleasant October evening. At
the. same time, I am nut making speeches in
the canvass, for the reasons which are well
knon n to iny friends, and "which have no
connection whatever with politics.
Generally, administrations tn Prestdental
eleotionsaie ahallenced onaocountot the
condition of the business of the country, and
I submit that the Republican administra
tion of President Harrison can triumphantly
endure such a test. Applause. I doubt it
since the Government of the United States
was instituted anybody at any time has
seen wliat we cill Rood times so
general, takins "in so many interests and
spreading prosperty thiouhout the whole
domain of trade. I might appeal to New
Yoik, if tho city has ever passed a season
moio satisfactory in financial lesults than
lor the past two years, in which the general
effect on capital and labor has beoa more
prosperous. Applause.
New York a Manufacturing City.
The opponents or tho Republican party
always represent New York as a commercial
city itnd not a manufacturing one, and ycc
tho product of the manufacturers or tins
city alone are $700,COtt,000. Anything that
would ciipplo that great interest would
cripple the metropolis seiiously and to
a verv hurtlul extent. More men in
New York get their living from pursuits
protected by tbo tariff than from any other
source. I Know that New York is the cen
ter of our commerce, tho great enterprise of
our trade; hut nil the men engaged in com
meicial uflalia in and about New Yoik are
smaller in numbers than the men engascd
in manufactures. Nor ir yonv go West,
wheie the Democrats this year
are making considerable effott and
doing a Mist amount of boasting laughter,
Uil30u Audit different. TaKe Ohio, take
Michigan, take Indiana, take Illinois, and
the products of manmactories are greater
pecuniary in amounts than the products of
agriculture in these four great agri
cultural States so that I think, when
it happens to Democratic orators
who ato on the wing, trying to
arouse the hostility of thee States against
tho protective tariff, they will encountei a
sentiment of which they have not dreamed.
Wo learn fiom the Democratic party that
these Western States aie in a desperate con
dition. Hie amount ot their farm inoirgnges
rolls up to the millions. You wonld suppose
it fabulous that the amount of monoy they
embrace could ever have been so invested.
Calamity Among Western Farmers.
This is not so among thofaimers in New
York. It is not among the farmers in New
Jersey. It is not among the faimors of Con
necticut. It is not among thu fanners of
any Stato near by whose condition can
be easily learned, hut by a singular
fatality ic is the Westotn States that have
got all these farm mortgages burdening
them and taking the life out or the people. I
do not like to say that gentlemen have
voluntarily misrepresented the facts, but
beioic accepting them as sucn you will do
ai well as w tsely to demand the proofs.
The tariff, so Democratic papers say, is
the origin of a plutocratic government,
when wealth shall rule and poor men shall
not get their rights. I shall venture to chal
lenge all statements of tl)ut kind, and I shall
make the Democratic accusers tho judges
m tho case. A careful examination of
tho number of wealthy men in
the country and the one puDlislied has
demonstrated the fact to be quite the re-
crc; to such an extent, indeed, that, in the
City of New Yoik, taking the nrst 150 great
lortnnus, not three, not two, nor more than
one would bo considered as derived from
maiiulaLtuiing imetinents.
A v ord About the IrHh Vote.
I ha c a word to say about the Itish vote.
1 -cut is staled that the Democrats boastof
having the mas ot tliom in their ranks this
3 car. It is one of t'.e mysteries of our poli
tics ilmt a question which interests
1. upland mi Mitiiemely, wlne'i is canvas-sod
alnioss. us. much in London as it
is In Now York, xliould liavo the Itlsli vote
on the sido nf Umit llrltain. If the Iiisli
volo wureMiiittly lor motcction they could
defy thu machinations ot the Democratic
part) f.i Truj trade, and thiow their influ
ence on the fIUo of the home market of
America -!;ainst tho tide of tho loreign mai
kei o: Ktisland.
1 know this appeal has I een frequently
made to the Iri-li voters hut I make it with
emphtis now, for I am unwilling to believe
that, with tho light of knowledge bcfoie
them, they will deliberately be on the side
of their foi mer oppressors.
I think I shall tely on uiv good friend
Ean, thebiilliant and successful Minister
to Chile whom I feel especially j-lad to
meet at Mr. Jtcid's tnblc this evening I
think I must icly on him to intercede with
his countrymen in two senses not to aid tho
Democratic party in lowering the standmd
and tho wages of American labor by their
potential votes and tlicir potential numbes.
Continued applause
Tat Egan Has to poak Next.
When Mr. Blaine finished reading he
bowed and retired to the house. Mr. Reid
then called for "three good Westchester
cheers for Blaine." They were given,
and three more, and again
three more. Then the crowd
called for Mr. Egan. Mr. Reid turned
around, but could not see Mr. Egan. The
crowd could, and continued to call ior
Mr. Egan. Mr. Reid looked for. Mr. De
pew. It was a trying moment for Mr.
Reid. He wanted Mr. Depew to speak,
but the crowd wanted Mr. Egan.
It is said to be the first time on record
that a Westchester crowd ever called for
any one belore Mr. Depew. But it con
tinued to do so, and Mr. Reid at last trium
phantly discovered the Minister to Chile.
Mr. Reid drajged Mr. Egan to the front,
and said:
I hae tho pleasme of presenting to you
the United States Minister to Chile, His Ex
cellency, Patrick Ean.
The crowd cheered His Excellency, who
There is an unwiitten law of our Depart
ment ol State whici prevents me fiom en
tering, as much its I would like to, upon the
question Mr. Blalno mentioned in connec
tion with my name. As to the Chile matter,
I can .safelv say I endeavored to cany out
what I considered to be the principles of
the Republican party.
Sir. Egan and tho Chile Matter.
The crowd cheered again, and Mr. Egan
When trouble arose in Chile I was not left
Ion;; in doubt as to the policy of the Repub
lican party. I was instructed to firmly in
sist that nil due conrtesy should be shown
me, as the Minister of the United Stntes.
When the imiortunnte Baltimore affair
aro-o I leceived a ringing dispatch
instiuctlngtne as to mv course. It was in
accoidanco with that dispatch that I made
my communications to tho Govern
ment of Chile. I wrote my communi
cations not in the terms, hut in
tho very words of my instructions,
and 1 have since been vilified for it as a
vulgar piece or worK. J. nave since learned
that my instructions were penned by the
hizhest authority in the land.
Whatever credit is due lor our part in the
contioversv with Chile is not One me; it
is due Piesident Harrison. We have
tauzht a lesson not alone to Chile, but to all
South Amenca. They now understand that
Mic flag and the uniform of tho United
States caunot be insulted without swift ret
riuutiou following.
When Mr. Egan finished, the crowd
yelled for Depew. He came forward, look
ing fanciful in a dress suit and a little brown
cigarette hat This is the way Mr. Reid
introduced the doctor: "There is just one
thing leit that Westchester -wants, and
that is Chaunccy."
Depew Has to Make a Speech.
From the way the people cheered
thev evidently did want Chauhcey. He
There are only two conditions of perfect
happiness one is to live in Feeksklll, the
other in West Chester." That made the
crowd merry at the start "Mr. Reid has
frequently informed me that It be were to
be bom again he wonld be born
here. But there Is a fly in the
amber, a rift witbin our lute: we must
loan ilr. Reid to Washington for four years." J
TDr. Depew kept the crowd merry talking !
aiiout vvesicnester tor a longtime, rneiast
thing about it be said wasj: Our revolution
ary forefathers caucht Andre In West
chester. Andre was the first free trader who
overset foot on American soil, and West
chester will treat all lire traders as she
treated Andre,
Speaking of Mr. Egan the doctor said:
"Providence, in some of its mvstenous
methods alway arranges to put an Irishman
where there is to be a row. Eian went to
Chile for us, accepted the row there, in
true Irish spirit, aud taught those people
that if they really wanted a first-class row
he would give them one which would not
leave them a grouse spot on which they
could have their epitaph written."
Blaine and. Bis Reciprocity Ideas.
The Doctor rather-astonished his bearers
by saying that Blatoe was fiercely-hated all
oyer the foreign world lor ms reciprocity
policy. He also said that Blaine bad
"struck out reciprocity from the un
known in politics.""- He came
back to - Westchester by laying:
"In revolutionary times the cowboys and
skinners they call them Democrats now
roamed oyer those hills." He concluded by
a tribute to his host, sad Accidentally men
tioned Mr. Harrison. Then there were
cries lor Mr. Reid. That gentleman
emerged from the crowd and said. '
Who shall speak after the King? Above all,
who shall speak after three kiugsT
Someone said that that was a eopd hand.
Mr. 3teid did not make a political
speech. He talked about the Revo
lutionary spirit in Westchester,
and regretted that Mr. Blaine
was so much of a veteran in campaigning
that he would have to be excused from shak
ing hands wjth everybody, but if everybody
would come in the bouse lis. other guests
would help welcome them on behalf of
Mr. Blaine. Then there was a great crush
to get into the beautiful balk The politi
cal dignitaries shook hands with the peo
ple, and then everyone went home.
The word at Optiir is that Mr. Blaine's
first speech in this campaign will also be
his last,
It Will Be in the Neighborhood of Two F-et
Square Why Secretary Harrity Can't
rend Ont Certified Copies Before the
20th Instant.
Haiuiisburg, Oct. 14. There is no
longer any doubt that the size of the official
ballot will be about 22 by 28 Inches, vary
ing in length according to the number of
offices and candidates in the several coun
ties, and the ballot will be certified, from
the State Department in the form described
in the circular of instructions issued yes
terday by Chairman Recder, that is,each of
the five political parties will have its elec
toral ticket in a separate column.
A prominent State official said this morn
ing: "Thero has boan a great deal of fool
ish misrepresentation of the State Depart
ment in connection with the form of ballot.
There has been no ground tor it, aud anyone
acquainted with the doings of the depart
ment knows perfectly well that Chief Clerk
Snyder and his assistants have been doing
much hard work, day and night, to get the
certificates of nomination and other matters
in shape for the official certification on Oc
tober 20. The official certificate is all
ready to issue, and will be sent out to
county commissioners and sheriffs on the
20th 18 days before the election unless
the pending protests require changes, and
even then there will be little delay.
"Suppose Secretary Harrity sent out the
official form belore October 20, as some
thoughtless persons insisted he should do,
what .would be the result? Whv, the
'the slightest change in consequence of a
protest, as in me jsow case, wouia nave
made it necessary to recall all the paper
sent out, and tberewould have been endless
"Section 11 of the Baker act says the
ballot shall b so printed as to give each
voter a clear opportunity to designate bis
choice ot candidates, and there will be no
trouble in the certified form adopted at the
State Department. The voter can tell at a
glance just how and where to mark his
choice, and there ought to be no difficulty.
Section 9 of the act says the Secretary of
the Commonwealth shall, at least ten days
before the election, certify to the county
commissioners and sheriffs in each county
'substantially the form of the ballot to be
used therein."' "
The names of the candidates will be
grouped as to party and offices.
Cincinnati, Dayton and Springfield Switch
men Join Columbus Brethren.
Colvmbcs, Oct 14. At the meeting of
striking .Big Four switchmen, at which
committees from Cincinnati, Dayton aad
Springfield switchmen of the same railroad
were present this morning, the resolution
agreeing to compromise was rescinded and
the strikers again demanded their Cincinnati
scale and hours. . This was done on assur
ance that the men at Dayton, Springfield
and Indianapolis will go out in 24 hours if
the demand is not acceded to by the compa
ny. It is reported that the Pennsylvania
and Baltimore and Ohio switchmen gave
notice to their companies that if their de
mands are not complied with in 38 hours
they will strike. It now looks as if a big
strike would be inaugurated to-morrow
Fifty men were at work in the Big Four
yards to-day. The presence of police pre
vented any demonstration on the part of
the strikers. Nine men, who arrived this
morning from Buffalo, refused to go to
work on learning that there was a strike,
and were cared for by the strikers. John
Burley and F. C Early, strikers, were ar
rested" for calling the new men "scabs" and
otherwise ridiculing them. They were
charged with disorderly conduct.
Governor Fattison Issues a Congratulatory
Order to Soldiers From Homestead.
Habeisbukg, Oct 14. The following
complimentary order was issued from Uo
tional Guard headquarters late this after
noon: The troops that woro ordered into Rervtce
by general orders No. 19, current aeiies. are
hereby relieved, as the emergency has
passed. In relieving the division of the Na
tional Guard from further service, the Com
mander in Chief desires to express to the
officers and enlisted men bis appreciation
and congratulations. The promptness with
which yon responded to the snddo, call, the
vigorous execution of all commands, the
soldierly conduot at the place or distmb
ance, all demonstrate that the command of
the Constitution, that "the freemen of this
Commonwealth shall be armed, organized
and disciplined for its delense," has been
faithfully obeyed. Yon have maintained
the confidence, secured the gratitude and
won the admiration of your fellow citizens
in your patriotic services to maintain the
law of the landand the liberty of the citi
zens. Uy order,
Robert E. Pattibow,
Governor and Commander in Chier.
W. VT. Greenland,
Adjutant General.
A Discharged Employe on a Cleveland IJne
Suspected of tho Crime.
Cleveland, Oct 14. An attempt was
made this morning to blow up one of the
East Cleveland Railroad Company's street
cars. It occurred on ,the Mayfield line in a
deserted part of the suburbs near the Gar
field monument
A motor and trail car were approaching
the city when the wheels of the former
struck a bottle that lay on the rails. A
terrific explosion occurred and the motor
car was thrown into the air about two feet,
one of the forward wheels being blown off.
There were no passengers on board, and the
'motorman and conductor were not hurt A
discharged employe is inspected.
Carnegie and Bethlehem Offi
cials Called to Washing
ton to Explain
In Filling Armor Plate Contracts for
Uncle Sam's New. Navy."
That Causes the Feeretarj to Grant the
Tiro Contractors a Respite.
Washington, Oct? 14. The troubles
between, the Navy Department and the
companies which have contracts for the
construction of armor plate and other
metal belongings forhe protection of
cruisers and war vessels, reached a climax
to-day in the. visit of representatives of the
Carnegie Company, M. Hunticker and
Xieutenant Stone, of the navy. Mr. Hun
sicker is superintendent of the construction
of armor plate for the Carnegie firm, and
Lieutenant Stone is, connected with the
firm during his leave ofbsence.
Mr, Frick was expeoted to be present,
but was prevented, and telegraphed that be
would take occasion to f isit the Secretary
ot tne Navy at a later djly. Tbo fact that
the bead of the Carnegie firms bad himself
decided tp confer withitlic Secretary sug
gests In a lively way tfte degree of the mis
understanding which tbas arisen in the
recent past J
The result til thq conference to-day is
that there will be no immediate transler of
orders from the Carnegie firm, as was re
ported to have been decided upon by the
authorities of the department
A Sure Indication of Friction.
It i as yet denied in certain quarters
that thero was any .intention of making
.any such transler, but the mere fact of the
conference nf to-day is a sure indication
that there was a radical difference between
the Carnegie firm imd.thc department
The correspondent of The Dispatch
can reiterate, upon the assurance of un
doubted authority, that the instructions for
the transfer of the order for the armor for
the New York were practically issued, and
only the positive assurance of the
Carnegie managers and the lack -of desire
on the part ot the Bethlehem people to
assume the order, having enough work of
the kind on hand already, that further cor
respondence was entered into on the sub
ject, ending with a request of tho Secretary
for the presence of the Carnegie manage
ment at the Navy Department, that an un
derstanding might be reached face to face.
It may be added that the matter had
gone so far that -the managers of tlje Beth
lehem "works went rto Philadelphia and in
spected the .New Turk, with 'a view of dis
covering the exact condition of things.
An "Entirely New Faco on Affairs.
The visit of Mr. Hnnsicker to the Navy
Department to-day has put a new face on
affairs. The Secretary is now satisfied that
the Carnegie Company is doing the best
that could be expected, and accepts the as
surance or the representatives of the com
pany that the manufacture of armor plate
will show a decided boom within a short
time, and that plate and other structures ior
the vessels will be furnished more rapidly
than they can be used.
Mr. Hunsickor said to inquiring corre
spondents that the Carnegie Company had
met all the demands upon it that could
reasonably be expected." All the world
knew of the ordeal of labor troubles to
which the company had been subjected, and
he thought that when everything was con
sidered the accomplishments of the mills
had been remarkable. As to the matter of
the firm's being behind its contracts, that
was a condition that obtained with every
armor plate manufactory in, the world.
Even the famous Creusot forges could not
keep up with their contracts, with their al
most perfect equipments.
Going to Be Turned Ont Fast
Mr. Hunsicker said that the remaining
armor for the New York would be made
faster than it is wanted. It is expected
that the conning tower will be shipped next
week, that the turret plates will follow
speedily, and all of the armor for that great
vessel will be ready for shipment before the
end of November. As to the turret armor
for the Monterey, for which the Carnegies
had the order, he oould not say when that
would be completed, but it would be
hurried forward as lait as possible.
The important feature of the conference
is that Mr. Hunsicker and "Lieutenant
Stone apparently succeeded in convincing
the Secretary of the Navy that the work
would be done from this time henceforth in
a satisfactory manner, and that nothing
could be gained by anv change in the exist
ing arrangements. When Secretary Tracy
is satisfied it means everything, for the
Secretary has been in a terrible state of
mind over the delays, and was really on
the point of becoming desperate. His ex
cited and irritated condition has undoubt
edly caused some friction between the de
partment and the contractors, and some
sharp verbal passages have occurred which
would make interesting reading if thev
could be produced, '
Why Secretary Tracy Became Vexed.
Secretary Tracy is neither a practical
shipbuilder nor iron master. It is difficult
if not impossible for him to understand the
reason for delay at times that is absolutely
unavoidable, or even that it is to the inter
est of the contractors to push the work as
fast as lies within their power. It is possi
ble also that the shipbuilders have had a
hand in making complaints that aggravated
the strained relatione or the armor plate
contractors with the department
Altogether, the conference of to-day will
doubtless be a good thing all round, and the
only wonder is that a friendly talk of this
character was not had long ago. It is a fact
that no one but the manufacturers can ap
preciate without much explanation the dif
ficulties that lay in the way. of preparing
for this great work by the perfecting of
plants and machinery. In the case of the
Bethlehem works, for instance, it is but five
years since they began to construct their
plant for the forging of armor plate, and
within that time they have brought together
the vast machinery that has made their
mills the model one of the world, exceeding
in the perfection of their appointments even
the wonderful Krupp, Creusot aud Arm
strong establishments. .
Improvements That Took Time.
They were forced to order their immense
forge hammer, which weighs 120 tons, from
the Creusot factory in Prance. Alter it
was received at Bethlehem it required a
year to place it in position, as an excava
tion had to be made to a great depth to find
a proper foundation for the anvil that was
to withstand the blows of such a hammer.
Rn Alan nrith the nlant of tfiA Parnoffla
companies; many things unforeseen bad to
be dons, a' thousand changes bad to be
II Jill " P - - w '
made, new inventions took the place of
older machinery, which itself had hardly
been used, to say nothing of the strikes
which paralyzed the mills as they almost
paralyzed the whole country for a time.
It mav be truthfully said that these great
works have but now brought themselves to
a condition in which thev are prepared to
perform work that cannot be excelled by any
of the great factories of the Old World.
They are able now to take in hand success
fully the constrnction of the grand navy
which seems to be a certainty of the near
future, notwithstanding the tuppenny
policy of the Holmans and their kindred
demagogues in the House of Representa
tives. Coming Together on a Common Basis.
Even with all the drawbacks referred to,
the mills in question have until recently so
well fulfilled their obligations that the Sec
retary of the Navy was not impolled to in
quire into the vast work that has been done,
not so much in the forging as in the prepa
rations to forge. He knows that much
about the whole vast business now, and it is
quite certain that the conference that will
be held with the Bethlehem people next
week, and that possible one with Mr. frick
within a short time, will put the two par
ties to the contracts on a footing of warmer
mutual, respect and appreciation than has
been the case heretofore and there is little
doubt, judging from the assurances of to
day, that the wooden portions of vessels
will not be built fast enough in the future
to eat pp the product of the mills as rapid- Jrob-rrtlons-ly
as it Is turned out " ' f ,'TnVdepl6ri
Now Has a Continuous IJne From
Jersey City to St Louis.
St. Louis, Oct. 14. Special The Bal
timore and Ohio officials who carried the
Ohio and Mississippi election at Cincinnati
yesterday arrived here to-day by special
train over the Ohio and Mississippi. The
party was composed ot P. W.Tracy, the new
President of the Ohio and Mississippi;
Orlando Smith, Vice President of the Bal
timore and Ohio; Judge Cowen, General
Counsel; E. It Bacon, President of the Bal
timore and Ohio Southwestern; W. "W. Pea
body, Vice President; General James H.
Wilson, Edgar T. Willes, Edward E.
Bell and William S. Bell, New York direc
tors of the Ohio and Mississippi.
The Ohio and Mississippi will now be con
solidated with the Baltimore and Ohio, and
made part of the system of the latter, with
the southwestern terminus in St LouK
The directors inspeoled the works on the
new 13,000,000 Union passenger depot, in
which the Ohio and Mississippi has one
sixth interest, and then went over the termi
nals of the Terminal Association and the
Merchants' Terminal Company on both
sides ot the river. The Baltimore and Ohio
officials are glad at length to get a continu
ous line under their own control from Jersey
Citv to St Louis.
The Man Who Foretold tho Johnstown
Flood Fredicts a Calamity in Chicago.
Chicago, Oct. 14. Kev. Andrew Jones,
a stalwart looking preacher, colored, is
drawing crowded andiences of colored people
to the African Methodist Episcopal Church
by a series of startling prophecies. He pre
dicts chiefly a terrible disaster to Chicago,
involving the crumbling of the tall build
ings and the floating away of numberless
people in a sanguinary flood.
To-day in an interview he claimed to have
been arrested in Pittsburg as crazy when
three months in advance he foretold the
Johnstown calamity.
Liverpool Factories Compelled
Shut Down by a Car Famine.
East Liyekpool, Oct 14. 'peetdL
Very little coal has been received here this
week, and the manufacturing interests of
this city are seriously crippled. Some of
them will have to shut down to-night, and a
number of the potteries have kilns ready
for firing which cannot be burned until the
coal comes to'do it with.
The manufacturers here say Pittsburg
coal men have plenty of coal to ship, but
they can't get the cars to ship it with; and
it is said the Pennsylvania company will
not allow the cars of other lines to be loaded
with coal for this point.
FOLFTICS from the centers or activity a
special feature of THE BISPATCH to-morrow.
The Snyder Case at Canton, Involving Al
leged Blackmail, Ended.
Canton, Oct 14. ipecia , Tho noto
rious Snytler-Albright case came to an end
to-day. Snyder sought to recover on a note
alleged to have been given him by Al
bright to compromise the prosecution which
Snyder threatened lor criminal, intimacy
with Mrs. Snyder.
The wealthy banker denounced the state
ment of Snyder in general and in particu
lar, and swore the note was a forgery for
purposes of blackmail. The case ends with
a verdict in favor of Albright, the defend
ant, who saves the $30,000 for which Snyder
Sk 3?'
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Was the News to Mr. Carnegie of the
Homestead Unpleasantness.
Which the Shock of the Intelligence
' Obliged Him to I.aj Aside.
London, Oct. li. Andrew Carnegie and
his wife arrived in this city yeste'rday from
Scotland. He was interviewed by a repre
sentative of the Associated Press to-day.
He said he had been busily engaged all
spring and summer, preparing a new book
treating of the industrial problems of the
day. .The work, be explained, was written
as a workingman to workingmen, and an
employer to employe; not as an advocate,
but as a judge between thorn. He had been
studying these questions since be retired
from badness, that he might be enabled to
write without interruption the results ot bis
oraSle events fe Homestead bad
burst upon him like a thunderbolt from a
clear sky. They had sneh a depressing
effect upon him that he had to lay bis book
aside and resort to the lochs and moors
fishing from morning to night. Now that the
trouble is a thing of the past, he would go
to the Continent and work with a fresh and
happy mind. .
Referring to the business prospects of this
country Mr. Carnegie said that the outlook
for Great Britain is dark. He daily saw at
least half a dozen notices, announcing re
ductions of wages and hours of labor and
the closing of works. Exports are falling
lower and lower each month, and one of the
worst winters which the poor had experi
enced in 30 years seems inevitable. India is
competing for the China trade, and crops
everywhere have suffered severely from the
unusually wet weather, wheat being esti
mated at 18 per cent below the average.
Owing to the poor crops in Europe the
United States would find good market for
all its surplus products. That country
would, therefore, remain prosperous, and
the masses would be enabled to obtain fall
employment and to live in comfort, al
though at present the prices for manufact
ures continue low. The capacity lor pro
duction in the United States is beyond any
possible permanent requirements for some
time to come. anoVthe country is, therefore,
enabled to send its surplus products abroad
and undersell even the British in their own
"In short," said Mr. Carnegie in conclu
sion, "look where you will, there is but one
truly prosperous country In the world, and
that is the Bepublic of the United States.
God bless her. She deserves it."
Most of the Time She Passes in Much Too
Heavy Sleep.
Washington, Oct. 14. The only change
in Mrs. Harrison's condition to-night is
that she is a little weaker than she was yes
terday. To-day she slept most of the time.
It was a heavy sleep, however, that was
exhausting in its effects, and indicated the
weak condition of the patient At inter
vals sfie would awoke and remain so for a
few minutes, only to drop off again into
slumber. " --
During her waking moments she took
nourishment, but in small quantities. Her
deep sleep may be dne in part to the reme
dies that are applied to overcome the at
tacks of nervousness, which are guarded
against very carefully by the family, as
their effect is depressing.
Union Pacific Trains Snowbonnd in the
Utah Bockles.
Ciievenne, Wyo., Oct. 14. For nearly
two davs the severest storm ever known on
the Union Pacific Bailroad has been raging
here and as far west as Ogden, Utah. In
all directions telegraphic communication
was cut of! until late last night, and this
dispatch is sent through on a temporary
wire: -
All railroads have been blocked, tho cuts
Doing filled up with snow, which in some
plxccs was plied up 18 ieot. Kotary snow
plows have been hard at work between
Granite and Laramie, the snow being five
teuc deep on the level at the latter place. A
half dozen westbound trains were tied up
hare, but left after the return of the snow
plow Inst night. Yesterday 30 coach loads
of people pulled in from the West in three
section-, with more to follow.
SIRS. POTTER inter iewed on her Ori
ental stage experiences and the trouble In
her family. Bead Carpenter's letter In THE"
DISPATCH to-morrow.
niRJffi CENTS.
by a New York City
igher Is Charged in
'an Indictment.
And tne Hatter Threatens to Be One
of Great Importance.
Cargoes of Sugar TJnderweighed to the Ex
tent of $36 a Ton.
New York, Oct. 14. Francis C Hewitt,
City Weigher of Wall street, was arrested
to-day by Deputy United States Marshal
Holmes, the United States grand jury hav
ing indicted him for bribery. It is alleged
that he bribed ex-United States Weigher
Edward W. Simonds on a number of dates
between November, 1888, and April, 1890,
to underweigh cargoes of sugar. The in
dictment contains 18 counts, and says that
the sugar was consigned to H. Trow
bridge's Sons, L W. & P. Armstrong and
George E. McDongalL
The amounts involved in the alleged
frauds are very large. The sugar was sold
to the Sugar Trust by the importers. Their
share in the transactions is now being in
vestigated. The sugar was supposed to be
weighed by Simonds in the interest of the
Government, and later by Hewitt, acting
for the importers, and by a weigher em
ployed by the Sugar Trust.
How the Knock-Down Counted Up.
Simonds alleges that Hewitt paid htm $2
for every thousand pounds underweight in
bis report The duty on sugar under the
old tariff being 2 cents a pound, the "sav
ing" on duty was apparently 36 on every
ton nnderweighed. Hewitt's share of the
profits is nnknown. He acted as a Customs
House broker, and had an office at 110
Wall street It is believed that others art
implicated beside these named.
Chief Whitehead, ot the Treasury agents,
who has charge of the investigations still
going on, refused to say anything to-day, as
did Assistant United States District Attor
ney Evarts, who will prosecute Hewitt
The latter was arraigned before Commis
sioner Shields. He was released on 10,000
bail furnished by Thomas K. Harris, s
cracker baker. He will be brought before
Judge Benedict on Monday, when a day for
his trial will be appointed.
There was some comment in the street at
the action of the Government in allowing
Simonds to escape by giving evidence for
the Government It was necessary, how
ever, to have the evidence o either Hewitt
or Simonds as to the criminal transaction.
Hewitt May Want to Squeal.
It is not without the range of possibility
that Hewitt may want to "squeal" if he
finds himself hand beset It is not improb
able, either,, that bis evidence would be ac
cepted, as the Government would rather
ptmishthe principal offenders than their
instruments. The Governrnft lost large
sums through the frauds, the underweight
in some instances amounting, it is alleged,
to 80,000 pounds. '
The arrest ot Hewitt is an outgrowth of a
suit of the Government against Carl Yon
Pustau, of Von Pustau & Co., last Jlay, for
the recovery of about 814,000 for under
valuation on importations ot firecrackers.
Simonds was a witness in that case, and on
the witness stand admitted that he bad re
ceived bribes for nnderweigbing ever since
he had been in the empioy of the United
States Government, and that Yon Pustau
had paid him, bribes. Yon Pustau was ac
quitted. After the trial Simonds was discharged
from the service of the Government, but he
was not prosecuted, because he agreed to
become State's evidence against those who
he alleged had bribed him. United States
District Attorney Mitchell determined re
cently to begin prosecutions against these
persons, and chose Hewitt as the first per
son to be prosecuted.
A Dispatch reporter asked Hewitt if he
desired to make anv statement in reference
to bis indictment and arrest, but he made
no reply.
Sad Outlook for the Prohibitionists Who
Will Ylslt the City Next Week.
Chicago, Oct 14. tiredd. Unless
thousands of Chicago's visitors at next
week's dedicatory exercises drink whisky
or beer thev may go thirsty. The supply
of water will be short There will be 36,
000,000 gallons less of it every day than
there has been for some years past This
is brought about by the disabling to-day of
a double beam pump at the Chicago ave
nue water works, and 30 days will be re,
quired to maKe the necessary repairs. City
officials profess not to fear a famine, but
admit that outside points will have a
All the available machinery is pumping
water, but the deficit cannot be made good.
In the meantime three pumps, with a ca
pacity of 39,000,000 gallons daily, are idle
at the Fourteenth street station. They
were shut off to make connections with the
new four mile tunnel into the lake. To
morrow was fixed as the latest date on
which this immense pure water supply was
to be opened, but days of work remain to
be done on it, and Contractor Onderdonk
is wrangling with the city.
Temple Bayard in THE DISPATCH" to
A Philadelphia Prisoner Accidentally Killed,
in His Attempt at Escape.
PHILADEuniA, Oct. 14. Peter Galler,
an inmate of the House of Correction, was
accidentally killed while attempting to es
cape at an early hour this morning. He had
knotted eight sheets together, and, fasten
ing one end of the line to the window of a
bathroom, attempted to descend to the
The sheets parted, and he fell 43 feet,
breaking his ribs and rapturing internal
organs so that he died in a few minutes.
Galler was only 25 years of age, but was
serving bis twentieth sentence. Drunken
ness caused his imprisonment
Five Hundred Acres ot Metal That Was
First Taken for Lead Ore.
El Paso, Tex., Oct 14. A mountain of
carbonate of zinc has been discovered near
Hillsboro, N. M., the ore of which is worth
about 35 per ton in the markets of St
Louis and Joplin, Mo.
For years the ore was thought to be lead,
hat recent assays determine it to be line.
Indications and veins already developed
cover over 500 acres,

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