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'"v6LjIo,n9. NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1891. TRICK TWO CENTS. I
THE ANTi-LOTCERY TICKET.
OXE OF I.OVISIAXA'S COXThXTIOXS
of, J. Foster Named for Governor, rreeldent
AHiiiw of Ibe Former' Alliance Itntlnc
Declined tut Ilnee nod ITelna Content
Wth a Minor PUca on (he Tlekl-All
, aUfbrtn to Hecura Harmony Fall.
Nkw Om-Kans. Doc. 17,-All hopo of honllnc
thabrcnohtntlirt Domocrntlrt pnity linn been
abandoned. The regular Boraocintlc Conven
tion undo overtures looking to a reconcilia
tion nn & sent n delegation bended by ex-United
Ktatds Senator Jonas to tho Anti-lottery
Convontion to Invito tho boltots to join thorn.
Senator Jonas complained that ho win so
rudely treated nnd Jeered nt In tho antl Con
vention thnt no further attempt nt motoring
friendly relation will bo mndo. It 1 now ad
mitted that tho two factions of tho Democratic
party will not como together again until the
election decides tho lnttory question.
Tho regular Demncrutio Convention pro
ceeded 'lowly and dolibonitely. going through
11 tho formnlltlo and examining the crodon
tin'e. It consisted mainly of pro-lottery men,
but about thirty-three, men of tho
anti-delegates remained In It, being un
willing to dlvldo tho patty. Et-Bun-ntor
Wells was chosen as l'rosldent of
the regular Convention. It was the Intention
ot the nnll-lottery'pooplo to havo a short sen
Eton to showthelrdpslro for harmony. Trouble
broke out between the two elements compos
ing tho party the Farmers' Alllanco and tho
When thnc.impalgn began last August these
two factions had ugrood to unite forces, and It
they wcro euocesstut, to dlvldo the officers.
The Alllanco was to luivo tho Governor. They
nominated Its President. T. 8. Adams.
ny this ngreotnent Adams was entitled to
the nomination to-dny.'butthoro wore strong
objections to him on the ground that he w9 n
weak man and would hurt tho movement in
On this question tho jvntl-lottory Convontion
was very nearly shlpwrockod to-day. The
farmers insisted on the nomination of Adams,
and thn anti-lottory Democrats opposed It
Caucubos wore held nil day long, and tho farm
ers becamo so disgusted that some ol them
threatened to go ororto the other Convention.
The difficulty was Anally settled by Adams
hlmsolf. When the Convention met ho to
nominated for Governor by aoclamatloc, but
declined the nomination. At a later session
ho was again nominated, and declined
saying that under no clroumstancos would ho
be the candidate. This cleared away all diffi
culties, and tho Hon. M. J. Foster, the leader
of the anti-lottery movement, was nomlnatod
Tho nomination will probably strengthen
the nnti-lottery movement Foster was Presi
dent of the State Senate He Is 42 rears
old, a lawyer, a ehrowd politician, and
an eloquent speaker. lie led the. fight
in the .Legislature against . the lottery
und although defeated, showed raro ability,
and has ever atnoe been regardod aa the leader
uf tho antl cause. He will probably not com
mand as many farmers' votes as Adams, but
is stronger in New Orleans and south Louis
iana. The Hon. Charles Parlance. ox-United Btatos
District Attorney under Cleveland, was nomi
nated for Lieutenant-Governor. ex-Attornoy-Oeoeral
Cunningham for Attorney-General.
Mr. Adams, who was to have,, been the
candidate for Governor, accepted the nomina
tion for Baoretory of, Htatc, and Lafargue
i . th. .Lecturer of tho Alliance, was named for
rffitferfnt onaeWF of Public Edaoatlon, and an
other Urmerfor Treasurer. The ticket Is ro-
The anU-lhttery Democrats do. not however,
earn to entertain much hopoot carrying the
State. and thsrplaoe their ticket in the field
bclleVitltt that it will strengthen the fight
against the lottorramendment.
The campaign will largely depend upon the
attitude assumed by the Republicans. There
Is a division in the Bormblfcan party on the
lottery question, tho rank and file favoring the
lottery, out the Federal officeholders opposing
it Is understood that the Administration will
urge the Republicans to do all in their power
to assist in bringing about the defeat ot the
lottery amendment. .....
It is cnargea oy trio aros" mat an under
standing h bees reached between the Antts
aad thplippubllcans by which the latter are to
throw their Influence and voteB to the antl
ticket in the State election,
wsr or tox xottkbt and histoet or the
New Oblsahs. Doc 17. Tho Louisiana Btato
lottery, which is the central figure in the presi
ent political campaign in Louisiana, was in
corporated in lWott for twonty-flvo years. It
was a small affair at first and purely local. It
bad. nothing to do with politics and never
moddfed in uiem; but in 1870. when Louisi
ana had a dual state Government, tho
company was forced to declare itself and
recognize one or tho othor. It cast Its for
tunes with tho Nieholls, or Domocratlo Gov
ernment., and contributod largely toward
Its llinil success, furnishing the funds
with which a quorum ot the Legislature
was obtained. During tho next three years
charges wero mado that the lottery oompany
was interfering In politics, and those charges
aroused some popular fooling against it The
contest grew moro bitter whon the company
attompted to enforce a law prohibiting tho
sale of any but Louisiana lottery tickets In
the Mate, and utter a long and exciting strug
gle the Legislature repealed the charter of the
company In 1870. .
A Constitutional Convention, however, was
called the same year. The lottery question
again came up, but a compromise was finally
reached by which the company was allowod to
cootlouo its existence until 1805. after which
time, it was providod, all lotteries should be
prohibited In Louisiana. It is this section of
the Constitution over which there is so bitter
a struggle just now. and which threatens to
dlnrupt tho Democratic party of Louisiana.
Tho question Is to amend tho section so as to
extend thu charter of the lottery company
twenty-five years and to make tho date when
lotteries are to go out lfKJO instead of 1805.
for a while attor thn adoption of, tho Consti
tution of 18'(i thcru was peace on the lottery
question and the company prospered. It ex
tended Its business to Canadu und Latin Amor
lou. It I nor eased Its scheme, and it paid S3 per
cent, a year in dividends, and its stook went
uptsi,400forushaio of the nominal value
of $luu It was gonerally supposed that tho
company would allow the charter to lapse In
lbva and make no effort for an extension. A
contrary course, however, was deoldod on, and
the stockholders decided in lfcjHU to ask for
nu extension and to rouko moro lltioral offers
tethoStute. Thniois no doubt that this was
brouuht about largely by the suggestion of
outsider. Gov. JIcEnory. in hlH tnessago to
the Legislature in IHS8, doclarod that thu
revenues ot thu r-tate were not sufficient to
meet its needs, and recommended mi Increase
ol thu tax rate. Thin whs not nt nil popular,
and inuuy persons urged tho lottery company
to como to the relief ol tho btato to pay a large
mm us annual license for an extension of its
Tho temptation was a great ono. as the lot
tery hud made Itself popular in various ways
by Its charities and largo contributions, nnd It
vvu thought that there would bo very llttlo
opposition to its request Tho lottery, or its
two principal stockholders, had contributed to
fttaily every charity or publlo enterprise in
Jvew Orleans They built a church In New
Orlearn. and another In Blloxl, established a
public library Ithe Howard Memorial), beautl
lied Layfavette square dug artesian wulls,
ertcted publlo fountains, established a system
public butho, and when the hard winter of
Jo cumothoy gave $50,000 for tho Now Or
leans levees und provaiited nn overflow of
tlieelty; SiJO.OOO to tho State lovoes. bcsldos
bf tiding four steamers ladou with provisions to
the uverDwwed district to rellove and rescue
the ponple. and finally, whon tho water wont
duwn, provided seedforthem spondlngnn the
overflow alone close on 100.000. When the
Legislature met soon afterward tho lottery
company came forward with an offer to nay
51..'ao,UUOu year for the privilege of running
u lottery In New Orleans, the money, to go to
!L' '"v'es, schools, charitable associations of
the Mate, and for pensions to Confederate vot
erani.. 'rem thn day thnt proposition was made in
sy. Iwk). to tho present day Louisiana has
JV.''n,i1.,,!, wildest state of excitement, and
V"8.WJ!J' In "very probability, be kept up unt
April 17. 1mm. when tho lottery question will
e finally und dellnltoly decided by tho popu
Tho light In tho Legislature over tho pro
posed extension of the rlmrtor grew more
iiitter iiH It pruceeded. and was sensational
nnd nletiirosque. The 'antls." opponents of
Jhe lottery, mmlo u vigorous fight, but thn
uios, who woro In Ituor of accepting thu
offor, wero In nn overwhelming mnlorRv and
carried tho amendment: und It was decided
to r-ubmlt to the popular vote tho question
whether the charter of the lottery company
should bo extended or not. Hut whllo tho com
pany won this victory It lost another of noarly
equal Importance, fortheuttentlon of Congress
having been called to It by the excited cam
paign in Louisiana, that hody passed the Antl
inttery Postal law. which shut tho company
nut of tho malls, and thui cut off u largo por
tion of Uh revenues, .
It encouraged the "nntls." moreover, tn
keep "P their light Tho strugglo between tho
two Democrntlo factions wus, moro snxago
than nnv of recotirtructlon days. Horlous
t mil bio was thirntened several times Tho
antl meetings Indulged In tho trongcst
languagu and oneof tho most distinguished
prencherH nnd orators toundod tho koynoto
of the campaign when lie declared that he
preterred revolution to tho lottery. This rev
olutlonni) feeling was strongest in north Lou
isiana, where the movement partook some;
what of the phase of n religious crusade, anil
mass meeting after mass meeting declared in
favor or revolution If neeesnary.
Tho churches were Interested In the fight,
nnd nil of thorn took a decided stand ngalnst
tho lottery. The Ilaptists recommended that
all members who fuorfld the extension ot tho
charter ol the lottery company should beox
polled from the church. Tito Methodists ulsA
repudiated those friendly to the lottery, and
the Presbyterians appoliltcd it day for tu ay or s
against the lottery. An appeal tothowom-n
unlisted HiiHtre number nitlipm In the "antl"
chuc The Women's Antl-Lottory Leaguewns
organized, und miuii spivad over the entire
Stutn. . . ,
l'lnally the fnimers were nronsed. and the
Alliance pledged tho antls Its AssMnnco in
thought and made opposition to tho exten
sion of tho lottery charter a necessary con
dition for membership, instructing thu sub
Alliancos tn o.vpol nil menmers who wero
friendly to thn lottery. The Democrntlo Lx
ecutlvu Committee met on Oct. 14 to arrange
for the State Convention. Thero was a long
and Litter strugglo then, but the friends ot thu
lottery enme out "on top." and woro nblo to
arrange the tU tails as desired. From that day
to this the campaign tins been raging in Lou
isiana. There havo boen meetings, torchlight
procor!on, tarbecues, und gumbos by the
dozen. When It cumo to the elections, however,
tho nntls fared badly. IirNow Orleans, tho first
parlBh to elect, they wuro ovorwholmingly do
rented In every ward, and it was shown that
tho religious and fomlnluo supportwa of little
value to thom.
As tho campaign proceeded tho pros showed
themselves shrowdor political managers. Their
caudldate for Governor was 8. D. McEnory,
who had been Governor from 1831 to 1888. and
now a Justlco of thu Supremo Court, u very
popular man. whllo tho nntls hud been forced
by tho Farmers' Alllnnco to accept a very weak
candidate. Cunt T, t. Adams, State Commis
sioner ot Agriculture nnd President of tho
Alliance. In caso Adams should win
the antls had determined to stlek an nntl
lottery plank in thu Democrntlo plat
form: In caso McEnory was success
ful, tho understanding was that tho lottery
amendment should be submitted to a Demo
cratic white primary, that is. the white Demo
crats should pass on the quostiop llrst beforo
tho State election, und if a majority ot tho
whites declared In favor of the lottery then It
was to bo made part of tho Democrutla plat
form and recelvo all the support of thu De
mocracy, which assured its success boyond
From tho day tho elections bogan tho Demo
cratic party commenced splitting and dividing
in tho various parishes. There wero double
oonventlons in eighteen of tho parishes, while
no less than 204 of the 081 delegates were con
tested. The net result of the primaries was
favorable to the lottery, for McEncry. who had
tho support of the pros, had a majority of 117
delegates and a popular majority of 13.U5U iu
a total vote of 8J.40U, an unusually large one
for primaries. Tho nntls got aid and sympathy
from outsldo tho State and somo contribu
tions of money. A mass meeting, in their in
terest was hold In New York, but their strong
est weapon were tho numerous indictments
against the directory and officers of the lot
tery company which pourod In from ltoston.
bt. Louis. Sioux Falls. San Antonio, and other
laces for alleged violation of the Anti-lottery
When the primaries were over, and it was
apparent that the antls were beaten in tho
Convention, tho question naturally arose
whether they would accept the defeat or con
tinue the fight When the lendors woro con
fronted with tho probability that if thoy bolted
it would lose the State to the Demporacy. they
declared that it would be better to havo tiie lte
publlcnns In power for four years than tho lot
tery for twenty-five, and the feeling was very
strong that the question was a moral rather
ihnn a political ono. and that division in thu
emocratie ranks would bo preferable to the
success of tho lottery. ....
The Itopubltcans havo been quiet through
out this quarrel in the Democrntlo ranks, re
fusing to take any part in the lottery matter,
but expecting to capture the State through
the divisions ot the Democracy. Whether
they will do so remains to bo seen. Thoy have
a very -strong, candidate In reserve, a conser
vative Itepubllean who will not arouse all tho
opposition nswould any of the leaders asso
ciated prominently with the party in its recon
riSUEBMEX JtVX XATO.
A. Schooner Nose Poked 'Into the Havana
One Hu Said to Hits Been Drowned.
About 3X o'clock yesterday afternoon, off
Sandy Hook, the steamboat Havana, returning
from tho Fishing Banks with over 200 men, a
a dozen women, and very few fish, was struck
by tho schooner Mary Adolalde Randall, which
was running down tho Bay beforo tho north
west wind. Capt Beebo of the Havana said
"We left the Cholera Banks about half-past
1 in the afternoon and came in past Sandy
Hook. At 3:30 wo had just passed
tho boll buoy in Swash Channel. I was
steering north by east The pilot and
Mr. Henry Schrader. the manager ot the
company woro both In tho pilot house with mo.
Bight ahead I saw a big four-masted
schooner running before the wind with
ail her lower sails Bot It wns blowing
a strong northwest gale, with a strong obb
tide. I put my wheel to go to the starboard ot
but iust after I had dono so ho star
boarded hor wheel to go ahead of
us. If she had kept to her course and
left, the wheolnlono ho would havo got nut of
her way. and Bhe would have gono far cloar of
our stern without any trouble, isut bylurang
up as she did she enmo right straight
for us amidships. I starboarded my wheel
and began to haul to tho west as fast as I
could. Bhe changed hor course and luffed
right after us. Her booms wero on
the'port side. I rang to my cuglneor to go
at full speed. Then 1 blew the alarm signals
twlco. At that time wo woro heading west She
hit us a glancing blow, justabaf t our starboard
wheel, carrying away our after mast with
her bowsprit, nnd doing considerabe other
damage I kept right on at full upcod and it
was not more than n couple of minutes beforo
her head gear swung, loose and she
sheered off. As sho did so I saw sev
eral men clinging to hor rlggine. but supposed
they were her sailors. Then some one camo
up nnd told mo that several of our passengers
had climbed on board of her." .
There were u dogen or seventeen of these
passengers who dropped on the schooner's
deck or swarmed down hor bowsprit Accord
ing to their storyonotniin missed tho schooner.
He caught tho fluke of an auohnr, but could
not retain his hold, and fell Into tho wuter.nnd
was M. The schooner came to anohornnd
signalled the tug Talisman, which took off the
excursionists und landed thom at Atlantic
dock. Brooklyn. . ...
Tho damage will stop tho trips of tho Havana
to the banks this season. A mast was carried
away, a lifeboat smashed, and almost the
whole sldo of the steamer abaft tho paddlebox
uis is not ron cikveland.
Th Benson Why t Think Kill or Gor.
nan Would be a Stronger Caudldate.
St. Louis, Doc. 17. A few days ago an Inter
view with James 0. Broadhead of this city was
sent out from Washington, in which ha said
that Senator Vest of Missouri was for Hill for
President. In regard to that Interview. Mr.
Bro dhcad snlrt to-day: "The interview was
right usfaras Itwent. butdldnot telly state tho
ease. I called upon Senator Vest at lis, home,
he being Indisposed, nnd had a talk with, him.
Ho regretted thn drift of sentiment which de
tracted from Mr. Cleveland's availability. It
was on thn Saturday night before Mr. Crisp's
selection for tho Speakership that tho conver
satlon took place, and the, result proved Mr.
Yost's keen Insight Into polltes.
"He saw that Mr. Cleveland's Influenco had
waned, and that the hands of Hill and Gorman
wore so strong within the party that one of
them must perforce bo tho stronger candidate
before the Domocratlo . Convention. When
Senator Vest pronounced In favor of .11111 or
Gormun's candldaoy, he did not voice his per
sonal choice, but only Indicated his opinion as
n politician. Mr. Vest's vlows woro undoubt
edly formfcd upon opinions expressed by the
lending men of tho party, with whom tho Bon
atorlsln closo relation. .Tho final, triumph ot
Mr. Crisp nnd tho defentof Mr. Mills ompha
Blzostho uttorancoof Honator Vott."
i If muAI Urcvrlnv -'o ' Manhattan Itror.
Ur til from wait and tiup only, v:.i K. 3tt:L tt,Mf
EDWARD If. COLE RETUBNS.
J1VT UE IS A I'UmCAL VltSCK AND
uis atisu is aoxK
lie Falls to Recognize Ilia Weeping Wilt
und t-hlld-HuBei-tns from Cold nnd Hon.
ccr nnd ta n Partly Vntonnclona tjtnte.
NYAcr. Doc. 17.-Edwnrd H. Colo, tho cushlor
of Jnmcs U. Blauvelt A Co.. who disappeared
on Saturday last returned this morning iust
as tho town Idlers wero gathering In cosey
places for tho fifth tlmo to discuss until night
fall theories as to his whoroaboutft. Ills father
and his wlfo believed him dead, for thoy had
received his watch nnd all the money thnt he
would liuvo had In his pockots, und thoy had
formetl tho conclusion thnt ho had killed him
self. But oven whllo thoy sat at tho breakfast
tuble. with tho food untested beforo them, ho
Ho roturncd a physical wreck. Ho was soen
in Tarrytown. a llttlo before 7 o'clock, wan
dering nlmlossly through tho streets, shiver
ing with cold. Ills chooks woro sunkon, his
hollow eyos seemed almost lifeless, nnd over
his whole flguro had come an emaciation llko
thnt ot great ngo. People iurnod nnd watched
him curiously as he walkod with slow, hesitat
ing steps down tho main street. Mr. C
Doorech. who knew him. recognized him and
" Hello. Colo. Where havo you boon?"
Tho man stared at him coldly, without a
trace: ot recognition, and thon eauntorod on.
his teeth chattering with cold. When he
reached tho ferry landing tho boat had just
arrived from Nyack, nnd the passongers. as
thoy hurried off, gave a wondering glance at
tho gaunt figure that passed them. Ho walked
into the cabin to tho stovo and remained
standing In front of it. rubbing his hands and
"Cold, cold. cold."
The Captain knew him, and. surmising that
thoro was something wrong with him. did not
ask him for his faro nor attempt to fall into
conversation with him. Colo starod at tho
Btovu all tho while, without moving nn Inch or
changing tho stralnod, haggard expression of
1iIb face. Most of tho passengers know him
and began to whlspor among themeolves. Tho
boat reached Nyack. and tho shock, when It
struck tho dock, seemed to send a shiver
through Cole, Ho raised his head, stared va
cantly nt tho passengers, and walked off tho
boat Porhaps It wns the heat ot tho stove
or the recognition of familiar sights, but the
moment ho sot foot on shoro he seemed to
lose all tho strength ho had loft and com
menced to Btagcor llko a drunkon man.
Isaao E. Pyo, ono of the village trustees, was
on tho dock with a carriage He recognlzod
Mr. Cole Immediately, and called to him:
" Hello, Ed. Come up with me In my car
riage." Colo did not look at him, but reeled as I hough
ho wore about to falL Mr. Pyo sprang forward
and caught him. Ho made no resistance, but
lay in Mr. Pye's arms, staring at him like a
"Here, some of you men help me." Mr. Pyo
The next minute they hod lifted Cole into
the carriage, and Mr. Pye ordered the driver
to take thom to Cole's house. It was a ride of
ten minutes, and during that time Mr. Pye
stroked Colo's arm gently, murmuring.
"Poor fellow. You've had a hard tlmo of It
haven't you? But you'll be all right in a day
Not a sound did Colo moke. He was leaning
back wcaklrjtarlng ahead of him as though
ho, wero 'blind. Thoy arrived at tho house,
and. whllo the driver rang tho bell. Mr. Pye
helped Cole out of the carriage.
For five days Mrs. Colo had run to the door
avery time the bell rang. She? was, sitting at
the breakfast table this mornlng'when sho
heard carriage whoels. and at the same mo
ment that tho driver pulled tho knob she was
at the door, and she saw her husband. Sho
had mado up her mind that if he over re
turned she would act as if nothing had hap
pened, and would greet him calmly. For a
moment the blood left hor face, and her hand
flew to hor heart whoro a sudden puln had
stung her. Her husband, leuntng heavfly
against Mr. Pye, was staring at her vacantly,
coldly, and she saw that he did not know her.
It lasted but a moment, this tension, and by a
tremendous effort sue turned hor head and
"Father. Ed's here,"
Colo's father camo running out of the house,
and. seeing at a glanco what the trouble was,
helped Mr. Pyo carry him lntothe house. And
then Mrs. Cole broko down. and. throwing hor
arms around hor husband's nock, burst into
hysterical tears. Ho was standing In the hall
way, the two men holding him so that ho
would not fall, and hu stood passivo while his
wife embraced him and wopt over him. Just
thon Harold, his 2-year-old son. who was his
pot, camo running out holding a pair of slip
pers in his hands.
"Papal papal" he lispqd gloofully, "your
thllpporth. Horo they are."
His fsthor looked nt him coldly. The llttls
follow thrust a slipper Into his father's hand
and closed his fingers over It But tho lingers
slowly relaxed their hold and tho slipper foil
to the floor. The boy looked at him with won
dering eyes and slowly retreated. He could
not understand. Mr. Pre brushed away the
tears thut came Into his eyes. Then tney laid
him on tho loungo and sent for the doctor.
They noticed that his overcoat was covered
with splintered twigs and pieces of dried
leaves, as though ho had been wandering
through thickets or brambles, and his shoes
were covered with thick, dried mud. It looked
as though he had not taken off his shoes since
he left homo. His clothes were all dirt stained.
in his pocKots ne nad notning besides the
business letters and papers which be always
carried with him. There was not tho slightest
thing about him to givo any clue to whore ho
had Deon. When tho doctor arrived ho told
them to put him to bed at once, lie was
afraid that pneumonia was going to set in.
They gave him eoffeo nnd othor stimulants hy
tho teaspoonful. Thu doctor could not give
any opinion us to his mental oondltton.
At present." ho said, "thero is no doubt
that ho is demented. But whether partly or
wholly, or whether temporarily or permanent
ly, I cannot toll. Wo must seo now thut ho
does not got pneumonia. He's boon exposed
a great deal In tho cold, nnd I am afraid it
might hnve affected his lungs. Ho is worn
with fatigue and hunger.".
Mrs. Colo sat all day at her husbands bed
side. Several times ho started up. staring
Wildly, apparently trying to get out of the bed.
but each time he toll back as though ex
hausted. Once ho muttered:
"Hungry. Hungry. Warm." .
They put his baby In his arms and he looked
nt it closely. Then his wife sayn tears ramo to
his eyes, and she thought ho recognized It
But all day lone he did. not say a word that
might glvo tho slightest clue to where ho. had
been. Prom his appearance ho might havo
spent those four nlchts in tho woods, sleeping
in sorou deserted shed or house. He had np-
imrently be-n walking most of the time, but
lad he walked to how York and back? and
inw had he lived ?
Yesterday morning Judge Cole, his father,
received n package containing his clgurcaso,
Into which no had stuffed his gold watch nnd
:ey, a silver match box. presontad to him as a
gift und $2 In money. It, bore np postmark,
and Mr. Colo could not learn whore It came
from. But to him it wns conclusive proof that
his son had killed himself, and had In it lucid
moment sent back tho few things of any value
ho had with film. Now. if Cole wns demented
nil this time, how did it happen that theso
things wero sent to his father In Nyack V There
seems to be no reason to doubt the reports
that he was seen along tho Pallsa les on Sun
day and in New i ork on Tuesday, hut this only
throws a greater mystery over it alL
Tho nows of Cole's return spread with mar
vellous rapidity, nnd soon tho entire town was
agog with theories and "just-you-walt-and-o
stories. Evorynody expects that when
Cole recovers his senses he will tell an Inter
esting story, but they will probably be disap
pointed. . Ho is a very sensitive man. and If he
has anything to tell it will be to his relatives
nnd his employers only.
The expert accountants who are examining
Cole's books said they would have no State
ment to make for four or live days.
Kalded Turkey Basle,
BicnuotrD. Va.. Dec 17. City Councilman
T, Page wns arrested to-day for engaging in a
turkey raffle. Ho was trying his luck In a
crowd and n policeman ordered thom to desist
Pi)go declined and was arrested.
H Y. A H." Htlck I.lcorlce
Dcscrrcdly popular demulctut. All druwlltl. Ait,
K. JIT. TIELli IEAHS J'OIXOX.
Therefore lie Will Kat Llttle-Kvldcaee of
Fontery In Ills tlooks.
Experts wero busy yesterday in tho District
Attorney's offico cxnmtntngtho bosks ot Field,
Ltndley, Wlechers & Co. Mr. Nlcoll said that
though the examination had not boon com
pleted, evidence of sovoral forgeries, appa
rently comnilttcd by Edward Field, had boen
discovered It Is doomed probable, thorofore.
that whon Field is arraigned In tho General
Sosslons to ploud to tho Indictment for grand
larceny In tho first degreo ponding against
him ho will bu roqulrod to plead to indict
ments for forgery.
Field still imagines, nccordlng to tho doc
tors, that somo ono is trying to poison htm,
and for that reason he can hardly be Induced
to eat enough to keep him alive. From tho
tlmo ho loit tho asylum at Mount Vernon with
Inspector BymosVmcu until ho was locked
UDin Ludlow stroot jail he nto nothing. The
night ho was lockpd up ho ate a piece of toast
and drank a cup of tea Tho next day bo would
take nothing but a gloss ot milk, nnd roster
day ho would cot only a ptooe of toast
Dr. Matthew D. Field, his cousin, has not
vtsltod Mr. Field slnco ho has boen In tho jail.
Yesterday ho roquostod tho jail physician to
got Dr. Douglass of Bellevuo Hospital to assist
in thn troatmont ot field. Dr. Douglass has
charge of tho insane pavilion nt Bellevuo.
Tho two doctors visited Sir. Field In tho after
noon. They say he is Buffering from melan
cholia, with tho delusion about the poison, and
they are treating him accordingly.
Fiold has nothing to say to any ono. Ho sits
in his coll by the window n-ndlngtho papers ull
day and hu sleepM well at night He never
speaks unless spoken to, unil then In so low a
volcn thut it Is difficult tn understand him. ,
Odlo Close, who was appointed hy Judge
Dykman ns it Commissioner to inquire Into
Field's sanity. Is very 111 at his home In White
Plains. Tho testimony In tho case was to be
taken to-morrow, but owing to Mr. Close's Ill
ness the matter will bo postponed tor nt loaBt
two weeks unless anothorConiinlsslonur is ap
pointed. In an action brought by John V. Oockroft to
recover i7,r00 on a promissory noto from Emit
Woltrann. Field. Limlley. Wlechers Co., and
Cyrus . Field. Justlco Ingruham of thu Su
preme Court bus directed substituted sendee
of the summons on Cyrus W. Field. An affi
davit was prosnnted showing thnt although
Mr. Field lives nt VSJ East Twenty-first stroot
tho Sheriff has been unable to effect personal
fiorvico on him. Tho notu was made on May VIT
nst by Emll Woltmun puvablo to Wiochora in
Blx months, and was endorsed over to tho firm,
which endorsed it over to Cyrus W. Field. The
lust named endorsed It to tho plaintiff.
Cvrus W. Field was no woreo yosterday. Dr.
Fuller said. Hu Is listless and takes little
food. He is in bed tuobt of tho time.
PUirATE XBLSOX ACQUITTED.
The Jury Apparently Cravlnced that lis
Wan Insane Whan lie Shot McLean.
Tho trial of Private Henderson L. Nolson
for tho murder ot Private John McLean
on tho ramparts of the Government
rosotvatlon at Fort Hamilton last summer was
brought to u closo in the United btatos Court
in Brooklyn yesterday, and resulted in a
verdict of acquittal. The trial had lasted near
ly a week, most of tho tlmo being
ooouplod by tho defenco In proving that
the prisoner was Insane and an opllop
tlo und entlroly unconscious of what
ho was doing when ho wont to tho gun room,
loaded a rlflo. and. going to tho ramparts, shot
McLean as he was returning to tho fort
Gen. Isoso 8. Catlin summed up for tho de
fence at considerable length, bringing up all
tho strong points adduced during tho trial to
establish tho insanity theory. District At
torney Johnson summod up for tho prosecu
tion. Judge Benedict, Jn charging the jury, -explained
how tho United States law differed
from tho State law In reference to the orlme of
murder. Thn jury could only bring inn ver
dict or murdor in tho first degreo or man
slaughter. The jury retired to deliberate a fow minutes
after 4 o'clock, and returned In an hour or so
for instructions as to whether a vordlnt could
be rendered accompanied with certain rec
ommendations. Judge Benedict said that if a vordlet of mur
der was returned thero could bo no recom
mendation, but that a verdict of manslaughter
might be accompanied with recommendations.
Attt:45tho jury returned and brought in a
verdict of not guilty. Tho prisoner, on motion
of Gen. C M. Catlin. was Immediately dis
charged, and wns drlvon off in a cab
accompanied by the latter nnd Congressman
Ellis, who camo from Kentucky to assist In the
defence. Nolson did not exhibit tho slightest
emotion over his acquittal.
He dined in this city with his counsel and
somo of his relatlvos, and spent the night at a
hotel In Brooklyn.
Iu view of tho testimony Introduced at the
trial as to his Insanity. It is not likely that he
will rosumo his place in tho Government
JlfK AXDBBSOX OXLY A FlilEXD.
It Was No lie Who Sent Olllo Archmere to
Pari to Stadr.
It Is notat all likely that Mr. GoorgoW. Ander
son, who announced to Hoyt & Thomas tho
flitting of Olllo Archmero from tholr "A Trip
to Chinatown" oompany on Wednesday, played
any more important part in her going than
that of a devoted escort to the steamship.
About two months ago he walked into Brill
Brothors's shirt storo in Sixth avonuo, near
Fourteenth stroet, and asked for a job.
" Ho was a nlco sort of n man," said one of
tho brothers yesterduy, "tall and wolldrossed,
with a big, rolling blond moustache. Wo en
gaged him as a salesman. Ho snld ho had
boen in business in tho West Ho was a good
salesman, but somowhat Irregular in attending
to his duties, This was apparently on account
of a correspondence which hbgan almost im
mediately after ho camu horo. TolegramB.
letters, and messugos camo for hlra overyduy.
Very often they wore brought by n good-looking
young woman. When her message was a
verbal onu she would never entrust it to any
one ulse to deliver.
"About nwoolc ago ho becamo downcast
'My best nnd dearest frlond,' ho said to an
other salesman. Mb going to leavo mo. She
wants mo to co with her and pay all my ex
penses. Sho shook a $500 bill under my noso,
but I can't go on account of my mother.'
"Ho asked mo for a leavo of absonoe for a few
hours, and askod where tho best placo was to
buy tickets for Europe-. A friend ot mine is
Soing to Paris.' lie suid. On Saturday ho was
ush of money. Hu has not been ut work slnco
Tuesday. Ho camo that day and worked
awhile. Then nnother noto cumo for hint. As
soon as ho got It he camo to me. saying ho was
sick, and askod to bo excused. I have not seen
him since "
Anderson boards at 137 West Twenty-first
street A lady at tho house, who knows Miss
Arohmere, says sho does not believe that the
young lady Is married.
"Sheoerta nly was not mnrrlod in Philadel
phia on Sunday.' sho said, for I saw her her
on that day. I understood somo time ago that
she was going to Paris to study."
jiexouncbd nun rows.
Miss Ellleott or Baltimore Savca a Convent
to Become sir. fllott'n Bride,
Baotmobk, Deo. 17. Miss Lily Elllcott and
Mr. Bobort Ellott wero married horo to-day.
Tho brldu Is tho daughter ot W. H. Elllcott a
wealthy iron merchant end was at one time a
leader In society. One ot hor sisters is tho
wife of Bishop Nicholson of Milwaukee, and
another was married only two weeks ago to
Lieut Bchwerin of tho navy. Miss Elllcott
tired of fashionable llfo soven years
ago, and determined to enter tho Prot
estant Episcopal, b sterhood of the Visitation.
Tho convont adjoins Mt Calvary Protestant
Episcopal Chu rch and is as securely guarded as
any Catholic institution. Miss Ellloott after a
probationary period, took the white veli and
the vows. Sho was praotioally lost to the
world until a short time ago, when the an
nouncement of her. engagement was mado.
She soon reappeared in society. Mrs. bchwerin
and Miss Ellott, the groom's sister, had aided
a correspondence. Mr. Ellott was a de
voted lover, and ..ho, used his per
suasive pen so , well that the brfdo ot
tho Church finally consented to renounce
hor vows. Ono morning sho left tho convent
and returned do her father's house on Charles
avenue. There she was met by hor lover and
the tinuagoment followed. To-day they were
married in. St. Michael's and All Angels'
Church by tho itev. Dr. Klrkus.. Thero wero no
ushers cr bridesmaids. Her father gave ths
RESIGNS UNDER PRESSURE.
mciiiaAX'B sEcnzTAttr of state
stops Dons axd ovt.
Ths Governor Calls for thn Rislgnntlea of
Mr. Nojter on Aeeonnt of Certain Irrritn
larttlceA Committee Appoint to In.
veatlffat Ule Doing In Ofliee.
Dsttioit, Doc. 17, Daniel E. (toper. Secre
tary of Btato. last night tendered his roslgna-'
ttontoGov. Wlnans. This Is the final act of
tho somowhat lurid careor bt Mr. Boper, who
assumed his office in January last Charges
woro proforrod with tho Govomor and verified
by Mayor Johnson ot Lansing nccuslng4ilm
of malfoasanoo in office, and specifying thu
giving away of several hundred copies
of the Michigan Manual nnd fifty sets
ot Howell's Statutes. It is also charged
that Mr. Sopor threatened his deputy.
Lewis E. Bowler, with dismissal unless
ho turned oror 8500 of his salary. Gov.
Wlnans acted very promptly In the matlor.
The charges were tiled in tho afternoon, nnd
Sopor's resignation was demanded immedi
ately Sopor askod tor time, but tho Govomor
said no, and on Iho ndvlco of Mark V. Stevens.
Secretary of the Mlohlgnn World's Fair Com
mission, tho resignation wns promptly handed
in. None of tho charges waB dentod by Boper.
The resignation ut Secretary ot Mute Sopor
and tho disclosures which seem inevitable
created a sensation bore. Gov. Wlnans Is hero
attending the Water Ways Convontion, and he
has no sympathy for the Secretary. He says:
" The first intimation I had of those IrreguJ
lirlties was during the session ot tho Legisla
ture. Several of tho members camo to me
with complaints that theyoould not get their
legislative manuals from thoBeorotnry. After
that the clorkot tho Board ot Auditors came
to mo regarding bills of furnltnro nnd
other Items which woro bought by the
Soerotnry at high prices, and upon which
a commission was supposed to have been re
colred. Oneof these Items was n bill or 9180
for rugs, apparently, iiartly worn, which ho
bought and distributed umooglhaofflco. Thu
clerk called on me several times, nut for tho
Surpose of making complaint against the
eerotnry, but tn communicate somo inkling
of the state of affairs in his office
"Tho fact is boner had It pretty much his
own way in the Board of Auditors. When
these bills wore brought forward tot- audit
Sober itl ways met their pruscntatinri with the
information that they wore all r ght. ho hud
bought tho goods, know what they cost and
so in this way thoy went through. I heard
among1 other things that Boper .forbade Jits
secretary opening ills letters, und it wan sup
posed that this meant that bo was taking tho
smalt sums of money enclosed in payment of
orders for Howell's statutes and tho publlo
"Homo weeks ago I called upon him And
told him I would llko to see him In my room
ns soon as he could mako It convenient I am
satisfied tho State will not be r loser In any
groat amount But tho first tblntildld this
morning was to appoint a committee of citi
zens of Lansing, regardloss ot party, both Bo
publicans and Democrats, to mako an Investi
gation und ascertain precisely what tho
amount may bo. I have no disposition what
ever to allow tho matter to bo hushed up."
"Will Soper be prosecuted 1"
"That will depend upon the rcsultof tho in
vestigation." Boper was elected on tho Domocratlo tlckot a
year ago, and has horetofore boon considered
an upright man.
IDE TItlAL OF DR. ORATES.
HU Asiwraloaa Tpon Bra. Barnahv'S Char,
acter and Ingnenee Over Her.
Denver, Dee 17. In the Barnnby-Graves
trial to-day Edward Bennett was recalled. Ho
said that in one of Dr. Graves's lottcrs to Mrs.
Barnaby tho former said he would collect tbo
,xent frpm Mrs. Bsrnaby's tenants and deposit
lt'lrnbo bank, and hopAd Sho would soon ro
tfeivoa ?! largo payment for lie had a ehunco
to make $10,000 for her." Ha was acquainted
with people in the electric and mining busi
ness and could get on the inside
Mrs. Bennett was now called to the stand.
She romebered the visit of Dr. and Mrs. Graves
with Mrs. Barnaby to hor homo in tho Adlron
dacks. During her visit Mrs. Barnaby said
sho had left Dr. Graves $50,000 In hor flrst
will. She thought this was too much. Mrs.
Barnaby often received letters from tho Doc
tor. Witness remomberod Mrs1. Barnaby re
ceiving the letter in which the Doctor threat
ened to appoint a guardian for her. This fret
ted hor very much nud she cried tor soveral
Mrs. nlckey ot Providence, who was Mrs.
Barnaby's washwoman, was next called. She
had known Mrs. Barnaby and ,hor family over
thirty years. Mrs. Barnaby. lived In a small
housu by herself, and whon her husband died
she had told witness that her husband had
left her $2,500 per year, and sho was satisfied
Shortly afterward she became acquainted
with Dr. Graves, and seemed to have boon
fascinated with him. Soon after tnls Mrs.
Barnaby said that Dr. Graves bad advised her
to contest her husband's will. Mrs. Barnaby
told witness that sho was going to follow tho
Doctor's advice, and that ne wanted her to
sign n paper that Maud Barnaby was not Mr.
Witness advised her to do no such a thing,
and Mrs. Barnaby said the Doctor told her
thut if sho could not got her rights she should
navn.her revenge. Again. Mrs. Barnaby told
her that if Mr. Barnaby could give SloO.oOQ to
his mlstresd sho should have Tior rights. She
said Dr. Graves told her that Mr. Barnaby bad
left his money to his mistress.
Before beoomlng acquainted with Mrs. Bar
naby Dr. Gravos Uvea In a two-room house,
but afterward he moved Into a handsome one,
Mrs. Barnaby was very susceptible to flattery,
and by this weans Dr. Grave gained control
of her, until she would do anything he said.
Whllo Mrs. Barnaby was in California witness
received u hotter from hor In which, sho asked
witness to watch Dr. Graves, becauso she had
reason to mistrust htm. She, answorod that
alio would tell her all when she camo homo,
because she did not care to put It on paper.
Witness saw the Doctor In Anrll last Thar
had warm words about the property, and the
Doctor said: "If Mrs. Barnaby asks for her
proporty I will bring her In iniano, and you
nood not hu surprised if you hear some day
that Mrs. Barnaby has had a shock."
When Mrs. Barnaby started for California it
was the last time sho ovor saw hor ollvo. "I
wrote her but once, telling her that I would
tell hor about Dr. Gravos whon sho camo
homo. Dr. Graves told mt ho understood that
Mrs. Barnaby was coming home to got her
money and give It to thn Bebnotts, and if sho
attempted anything of the kind he would have
her sent to a crazy house or havea guardian
Henry G. Trickey. correspondent Of the Bos
ton Olobf. testified to having bad an Interview
with Dr. Gravos at Providence, in which the
Doctor said Ive was susprisod that any one
should suapeothtmof poisoning Mrs. Barnaby.
Ho believed she had basn poisoned, and was
under the impression the poison had been
sent here from Boston. Ha refused to talk
concerning his movements or journey West
after Mrs. Barnnbv's doath, and he also said
he did not know too cause ot hor death until
bo reached Denver.
Mrs. Barnaby had informed him that he was
a beneficiary In her will, but no did not know
the amount He told a witness that bo had
taken charge of Mrs., Barnaby's affairs only
upon hor earnest solicitation. He also re
flected upon Mrs. Barnaby's character, and de
clared be was sorry he bad .evor become ao
quainted with her.
Kra. Cleveland and thn Umr Wait
Catxuoo, 111.. Dec. 17. Don M.DIoklnson.the
well-known Mloblgan Democrat who has been
visiting the Clevolands at Lakewood. N. J.,
denies most emphatically the stories ot Mrs.
Cleveland's poor health. "These stories are
E absolutely untrue," said Mr, Dickinson. "I
lave iust seon the ex-Proaldent and his fam
ly. Mrs. Cleveland is not in the least wan and
laggard nnd emaolated, as has been reported.
On the oontrarr, she. has every appearance of
being in good hoalth. . The baby Is as flns.
healthy, and Intelllgont-looklng a young lady
as one would wish to see, and the who! family
seems to be In the best of health."
Ks-ov. M eLaaa BsHaosly W.
Saliiuobx, Dec. 17. Ex-Got. BobertM. Mo
Lane 1b ill with pneumonia at his horns In this
city. His condition to-day Is quite serious
owing to his advanood age.. Hols In his 77th
year, The remains, of Capt, Allan MoLane. a
brother of ex-Gov. MoLane, who died yester
day In Wushlngten, will be brought to this
city to-morrow for intermont in Green Mount
rmmm ths Bk.
Bttden'tMMNtbobCtiewuii'TokMea. Alwsrs mottt
sal iwtiti lu Ustberett pouchti.-Jj.
PV.slt&D HIU Off A aitlDOE.
A Tramp Jlurdere a Urakrman Who Itud
Forced lllm from n Train.
Foirr Watnb. Ind.. Dee. 17 Frank Klmmel
is a brakomnn on tho Fort Wayne road. Whon
making his run on tho frolght last night ho
found a tramp riding on the bumpers whon
the train was near Warsaw.
The fallow muttered an oath when Klinmol
roughly told him to get off tho train. "Como
and put mo off." he growled In response,
Klmmel needed no second Invention, nnd,
going up to him, shoved him off the train. Tho
train wns going slowly nt tho time, nnd tho
tramp was not hurt. He picked hlniBulf up
and shook his flstnt Klmmel.
Tho latter went about his business and
thought no moro about It. Tho tramp, it
seoros, boarded tho train acaln ns soon as
Klrnmel's back was turned, Ho soomed to
havo murder In his heart for whon
tbo train reached St Mary's bridge,
which is sixty fnot above the river, ho
sneaked up behind tbo brakeman nnd shoved
htm off tho train. Poor Klmmel, with nnnwful
cry, foil headlong Into thu river, recolvlngfatnl
tnjurlot. Tho tramp has not been nrrostcd.
but tho officers aro on his trait
HVnVHDAX IttStDBXTR DELATED.
The New l'nr' Central Railroad's Trackn
Obstructed for Hour. '''
At 11 K o'clock last night thero wero" 100
men nnd women tn tho 123th street station of
tho New York Central and Hudson Blvor Rail
road waiting for tho White Plains local duo
thoro at 8:3a
Thero hod boen many moro disappointed
travellers who had waited nn hour or so and
then concluded to seok othor modos of transit
to Fordham nnd intermediate points which
could be reached by horso curs and tho subur
Tho unfortunate hundred or so who re
mained lived nt points beyond Fordham,
which could only bo reached by tho trains
stntlod below 110th stroot where material
carelessly thrown from a construction train
had obstructed the track.
Passengers on thn S:10 south-bound train
were the llrst to feel tho accident They wero
told that they could be carried no further on
that train, and they continued their journeys
south by elevated and surface cars.
SMASH-VI' IX KAXSAS.
Tmrcatr-lx Persons Injured and Several
Will Probably Die.
Cmcmtr Yauc Knn., Dec. 17. Tho passen
ger train duo horo nt 4:10 o'clock from Kansas
City, Mo., waB wrecked two miles north of this
city by tho displacement of a rail, owing to de
cayed ties. The train was composed of throe
passenger coachoB, an express car, nnd a mail
and n baggage car. in chargo of Conductor Ell
Parsons and Engineer llaub. Tho train was
running about twenty-five miles an hour, nnd
just south' of tho Cherry Crook brldgo tho
threo coaches nnd the express car becamo de
tached from tho haggago car and engine and
wore suddenly hurled down a high embank
mant.wlth about forty passongers, besides tho
Tho ooaches had no sooner struck tho ditch
than tire started in each car. causing a go ern!
panic. Tvronty-slx porsons wero injured,
three ot whom will probably die. The pas
sengors woro brought tn this city nnd taken
to tho Sherman House, where medical aid was
summoned to alleviate th.i sufferings of tho
Iniurod ones. Tho list of thu injured Is as
Conductor Ell Van ons. cut about tho head
and injured internally, dangerous; Mrs.
tAzrla Mcutilre. ' Sharon. Knn.. fracture of
skull and concussion of spine, cannot recover;
Clarence Bailey, n colored boy, serious frac
ture of tho skull. In a critical condition; P. I.
Brown. Oreenola. Knn.. badly bruised
and fractured leg: Mayor C. C Klncnld.
Cherry Vale, sprnlned back: O. F, Car
son. Cherry Yule, Injured back nnd
shoulder: Mrs. A. P. Wall. Grcenola.
Kan,, sovoro spinal Injuries nnd cut on head;
Mrs. M. 11 Spires, Franklin. III., head and back
injured: W. T, Spires. Franklin. 111., head und
back Injured: Mrs. Lula Brooks, Oklahoma
City, shoulder fracturod and head cut: a llttlo
daughter of Mrs Brooks, injured internally:
James Ostrander. Wellington, collar bono
broken: T. L. Lurne, Lawrence, badly burned
in the face and Internal injuries; J. Gibson,
Kevery, Kan., injured back and head;
Moses Thompson. Spirit Lake. In., head,
neck, and shoulder hurt: T. F. John
ston, Hoiistonlo, Mo., slight brulsos about
tho bond; C. E. Stuart. Shenandoah,
la., bead. neok. and shoulder Injurod;
D. B. Fuller. Eureka, Kan., slight Internal In
juries: Dr. G. w. Croes, Calcsburg. Kan.,
badly burned nn tho hand nnd cut on tho head :
F. Bacon. Wlltrn Junction. In. fractured
shoulder and cut on hcud: E. W. Bpeilmnn.
Topeka. buck nnd head bruised; John H.
Brown. Kansas City. Kan., cut on thn head nnd
shoulder; Lulu Bailey. Ada Bailey, and Miss
Talmsge. en route from Memphis to Guthrie,
Oklahoma, all moro or less Injured.
All thnt remains of tho tour cars Is a plloof
trucks and cinders.
MR. VEATl'S DIYOBCE SUIT.
The ttury I-ocked Vp for the Nljrht Pros
pect of a Ulnagreement.
The suit of W. H. Plait against Minnie L. T.
Piatt for absolute dlvorco was brought to a
closo yesterday in the City Court, Brooklyn.
City Surveyor Froderick C. Bonningten was
called as a witness by tho dofonco and testi
fied that he had preparod a diagram of
tho room said to havo boon occupied by
Mrs. Piatt and young Mr. Wnllor at tho
Long Branch hotel, and also of the room op
posite, from which Mr. Piatt's emissaries took
observations through tho transoms. Mrs.
Piatt was recnllod, and denied that she had
ovor registered as Mrs. Wultor.
In summing up for tho defendant Lawyer
Patterson argued thnt tho diagram of the
rooms showed conclusively that Cox and Mo
Crenry, Mr Piatt's chief wltnossos, could not
have scon the reflections in tho mirror which
Lawyer Graves argued that If tho mirror
overlhn bureau was inclined, as it no doubt
was ntthetimc.it would have permitted Cox
and McCreury to seo porsons in the room,
placed as Mrs. Piatt and her companion are
said to hnve been.
Junge Osborno in charging tho jury spoke ot
the Importance of thu verdict to nil the parties
concerned, and the necessity for careful con
sideration. The jury evidently followed thn Court's ad
vice nn tho latter point for at half past 5
.'clock, after spending live hours In dellbera
inn without roachlng an agreement. It was
ocked up, with instructions to bringin a sealed
verdict in the morning.
It was said ut n late hour last night that
there would bo a disagreement
DEAD liEFOKE UIS FVRXACB.
A Fireman of the Kaat Blver Electrle JUght
Company Found IjrlnK on a Coal Ueap.
The East Blver Eloctrlo Light Company has
a branoh plant at 421-425 East Twenty-fourth
street Tho engine room Is on a level with the
At 8:45 last ovonlng Robert E. Weeks, the
engineer, noticed that his stoam was running
down. Ho went Into the fire room and found
Mathow Hatch, tho fireman, lying dead on the
ooal heap. Ten feet above him hungnn aro
lamp, not tn use but connected with a live wire.
Thinking tho man might havo been killed by
Ihe current, n policeman called an ambulance
rom Bellovue. Dr. Woymurth uxnmlnod tho
iody, but could lliul no maikn of tho current
nnd concluded that death was due to heart
disease, Mrs. Hatch camo with her husband's
lunch flvo minutes after his death and fainted
whon tbo learned of it
rJIxteen Below Zero,
Hajujuc Lake, Dec, 17. This Is ths coldest
night of the winter here. The thermometer
registered lfl degrees below zero this morn
ing ut the signal service station. There Is
sleighing In this region.
JUIss Frances K. Wlllard III.
CiHCiqo, Doe, 17. President Frances E. Wll
lard of the National W. C. T. IT. is confined to
her homo at Evanston by an attack of the grip.
To hold a torsi fiueh boy a pack ot tas Triton brssl
of "Squeezers" pUytDf ciriU. Ad:
WENT OUnVITlIA SPUTTER.
A F1XAT, VXPLKASANtNBSS IX TUB 'M
llU'VatlCAX COMMimUC Y
One or the Catholic Wanted CoX Hbepardi &
Pulled OS Ills Prct, but the Committee, V
llecliled Not to Undertake, riaeh m Task. ',1
Tho Itepubllean County Committee, of 1801 V
died with n sputter llko nn expiring candle at
a mcotlng held last night in tho Grand Opera
House. Col. Elliott F. Rhcpnrd wasrcsponsl- 'V
bio for thu sputter, although he was not :.
present to participate in it. William Brook- i
Held, tho Chalrmnu ot tho committee. .,;
wns , busy at n dinner given In his
honor nt tho Itepubllean Club, and so Vloe-
President Georgo B. Deano presided. A llttlo ;J
routine business had been dlsposod of psaoe- 4'
full), and it seemed likely that tho oommlttM !"
would bo pormlttcd to die quietly, when Capt.
Hugh Coloman of tho Sixty-ninth Begimtnl
and tho Eighteenth district wanted to know If
something couldn't bo dono to mako Col. Shop ...
ard stop. ,;
Capt Coloman said it was a shame for CoL
Shepard to contlnuo his wanton InBults ot the) .
Cuthollo Churoh. " I want to protest earnestly
and slnooroly." said Capt Coloman, "against
this troatmont lama Ropubllcan from tha .
ground floor to tho roof. Tho dally insults to '
our peoplo that nro found In Col. Bhopard's
f apor must be stepped. It will result In forc
ng hundreds ot roon out of our party, and any
man whndflstrns tho success of tho Itopubli
enn party naturally objects to this. Mr
blood bolls at these attacks. About twenty
oight years ngo. when I and thousands llko ma
stood shoulder to shoulder with fellow citizens
of othor creods and races In tho dofence of oar
country. Col. Hhepnrd was sate in Washington,
Seven or eight months ago I mado a personal -,
appeal to Col. Shepard to liavo him stop these)
attacks. Ho promised to do so, but instead
he has continued them in a more virulent
spirit I would llko this oommitteo toitaka
some steps looking toward a supprostlan ot
theso attacks. Let this oommitteo tell tha
Colonel to lot religion nlono. Dally ho wanton
ly Insults at least a third ot tho Hopublloan
party in this city. If tho Hopublloan party
doesn't want us let It say so." ,
Capt Coloman had scarcely resumed his
sent when a dor.cn men wero on tholr feet In
nil parts of the hall clamoring for recognition.
Henry Clinton Backus of tho Thirteenth dis
trict had the biggest volco. Mr. Beekus said
It was ton bad to blame thn Republican party
for tho polloy of Col. Hhepard's newspaper. Ha
had no objection, however, to have a commit- i
tee of seven appointed to call upon the Cotonol E
and ask htm to mend his ways. Mr. Baokun 1
finally madn a motion to this offect.
Joel B. Mason of tho Twonty.flrst district
said ho didn't ngro" with the Colonel on poll- I
tics or nn other subjects, but ho thought it
unfair to mako an attack upon him in his ab
" But wo havo n right," said 5rr. Backus,
"when ho speaks with undue bitterness, to j
ask him to moderate his utternncos."
Thomas B. Odoll of the Twenty-first district
moved to lay the whole matter on tho table,
A grizzled old fellow yolled out that Cant.
Coleman's action was impertinent and. In a
second u score of mon worn vol line out their I
Impressions nt once. Michael Ooodo of ths
Twentieth district yelled that ho belonged to i
the same church us Capt Coloman. but that 1
ho was opposed to taking any steps in tho
Tho motion to lay tho whole matter on the
table wns declared lo bo corrlod, and then tha
machinists ndjourned and straggled out bua
zlng llko a hlvo of bees.
On thn III. rated Columbian Express.
S. S. McCluro of tho newspaper syndicate
wns on his way to Galosburg. III., on tho ,
Columbian express that was wrecked near
Limn. Ohio, yesterday. Uis wlfo was on tha
train with him. V totegrnm rooolved at Mr.
McCluro's offico in this city yesterday from
tho railroid company's agent said that Mr.
McCluro's injuries woro trifling, nnd that be
had procoodod on his journey. Mrs. McCluro ,
was not hurt -.'ia
William tiaston Hamilton, whoso homo In at H
10. East Twenty-first street, was on the train J
with his son. William F. Hamilton. Mr. Ham
ilton sent n despatch to his family yesterday
saying that he had somo bruises on his back
which wern only of slight consequence. Tho
son hsd received no injuries. They had gone
on to Milwaukee.
.TosephuH Plenty sent this despatch to his
offico at 143 Liberty street:
HomewDst ibaken up In tbe collision. Notify my
Russell Hose, Jr., Ild Up.
The relatives and friends of Russell Sage,
Jr.. wore nnnoyed yesterday by a published
story that ho was locked and guarded la
his room nt the Windsor Hotel, raving in
dollrlum about imaginary dynamiters,
who were "continually and ferociously
burning him and his." He is confined
to his bed, but he Is simply suffering;
from an attack of rhoumatlsm and a heavy
cold, which has brought on catarrhal ana !
throat troubles, to which ho has long been
subject It is possible that ho contraoted tho !
cold on thn day of the explosion. He was at i
the door of Mr. Sago's house almost the whole
afternoon and night Lust night he was much
Bussell Sage Is still very deaf. Ho is going
to his office, but only for two or threo hours
A Saraly Valve ISlewOiTand Drew a Crow.
Tho safety valve of a bollor In the basement
of tho Hotel Imporlal at Thirty-socond street
and Broadway blow off last night causing
considerable oxcltemeut but no damage. i
It occurred about tho time tho theatros were
closing, and crowds of people gathered about
tho hotel. The flro dopartmont was ordered
out. Somebody turned off the steam in tho
bollor and the excitement was over.
Toe colder weither came In on time tad lowered the
temperature tn ell dutrlcte from Ctnad south to the '
Gulf, tut or tbe Mlmlldppl. about 20. In this city the
fall was S3. It u coldest In the lake refloat; the
Now England States, and Canada. At Rockeliffo It was
10 btlow zero; at KorthOeld, Vt.,4 below; atOjvejro,
0" aborr.and at Albany, 12. It jiromlMi to be aUfaUy
colder tbit morning, alter wblca It will become elifhUy
warmer and grow warmer (or two or three daft, ,
Tbe bigii prendre never tbe country generally, ex- j
eept (or a deprenlon (ormlnr In tbe Northwett that Is i
treaties warmer weatber la tbat region.
Clear weatber prevailed generally over tbe country
ytiterday, lave for a light (all of enow la northern Hew
York. Ohio, and Michigan.
Brliknonbweatwlndt blew along tbe middle Attaauo j
and New England coatt, with velocities reaching about j
2ft mllei an hour, ;
It wei (air and cold in thtacityj humidity decreased
to CO percent.; highest official temperature, 381 low
eet, lU'i wind northweit; average velocity, 30 taUas 1
an hour; blgbett, 25. 1
Tbe thermometer at Ferry's pharmacy tn Tn Bra
building recorded tbe temperature jreilerdey a follows; i
1IK. IS91. ISM. un.
8A.K 85' JH' 8:80 P.M 0 S0 I
6A.M 84 2r.e 0 V. M at IB fl
0A.it 88 '.if.' Ul'M 8T 14 1
1 X 87 SD IJMId...., US !o 1
Average ?!)? til
Average on Dee, 17,1890 87)2 1
local roajtcuT tiulr, u. rarsir. , n
Kor southeastern New York. Including Long blasd, jf
aUo (or weitern Connecticut and northern Hew Jersey; ''a
fair) colder In tbe morning, warmer daring the dsyi 9
nortbweeterrjr windi. For Saturday end Sunday, taii ,9
tUgbtly warmer. E. B. Puss, Local forecast OOclal. M
wiiiuxGTOK rouciri till 8 r, u. raiPiT. 9
For New England, (air; north wlnda, becoming vart. M
able) warmer by Saturday morning, M,
Tvr mdern Jfae l'or I;, eaafera Fmntyt tania. JVat Jwany nai W.1
XMavai, air; cUibr Tri-lty morslsh oUoveJ ateatg (hj
rtrfnf Umptmtwtj uitvU AUtitglo out. rj
For DUirlct of Columbia, liarland, and Virginia, tali' jjG
Friday; colder Friday morning, followed by rtaUjf tav ,n
perature; warmer on Saturday; uortbeaat winds. -, 9R
Tbe barometer continuti low, but baa rltea In ths HE
extreme nortbrait, It la blgbett In tbe lake regions; B
and It baa riien gentraUy over the Atlantlo coast, the W
rentral valley, and tbe north 1'arldo coait. It baa fallea It)
lightly rroin Nebraska northward over Manitoba. Tha Ua
weather continues fair, except on the east Quit coatt W.
and In Florida, where showers are reported, and over jr
tbe lake regions, where light local anowa continue. It jjw
is much colder la New Bngland and the Middle Atlantis , gt
States and slightly eoldar In tbe remaining district JR
cast of tbe Mississippi. It Is warmer (rom T.xas north- Iff
ward to Minnesota. The Indications are that eoldar 'jl-i
and (air weatber will continue In New England sad the jfj
middle Atlantlo btatet on Friday, and tbat the clonal- vQr
ness will Increase, with light snows and a slight rts la 'w nL
temperature on Saturday, Warmer, (air weatber la in- :W'
dlcated (or tbe central Mississippi, and the lower Mia- 'jt
aourt valleys on Friday and probably Saturday, , Jf '
For western Pennsylvania, western New Tork, Ohio, . jl
(air, except light local snows on tbe lakea; north wlaae, K
shifting to cast and south; warmer hy Saturday saertv ,-3m
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