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The Next Congress Not Likely
to Accomplish Much in the
Way of Work.
NOT ENOUGH REPUBLICANS
To Assure a Quornmif the Democrats
Befuse to Tote.
GREAT 1TEED OF A. CAPABLE SPEAKER.
Sir. Bnrrowi Helpi on His Utile Boom
On His Way to Help Mabone In Tlrslnla
Republican Pleased With the Result
of the New States Elections Greenback
Jones In Hlch Glee His Ideas of the
Money Question A Little Historical
Episode Remembered No More Sneers
for the Greenbacks.
As Senators and Representatives arrive
at "Washington almost everyone has some
thing to say of current topics. The close
ness of the next House is often spoken of,
and its almost certain filibustering qualities.
The Greenbackers see in the new State elec
tions hopes for their pet money schemes.
tSrECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
"Washington, October 4. Representa
tive Julius C. Burrows, of Michigan, ar
rived in the city to-day, and though he was
in a great rush, he gave The Dispatch a
few moments of valuable time. "I am just
about to take the train to Virginia," he
said, "to spend a week there in the cam
paign, and I hope to have something good
to say to you about it when I return. Of
course, we are all jubilant just now on
account of the splendid victory we have
won in the new Northwest States. Mon
tana was all along held to be in doubt, and
if the Democratic candidate is elected Gov
ernor, we have the more important victory
in the election of the Republican Congress
man and a Republican majority on joint
ballot in the Legislature. The result gives
the Republicans certain control of the Sen
ate tor several years to come, and materially
strengthens them in the House.
SOUND ON THE TABIFF.
"Of course the Representatives and the
Senators from the new States will be sound
on the tariff They would not be Repub
licans if tbey were not And of course they
will favor the most liberal legislation on
the silver question. That goes without
saying. Holding the balance of power, as
they will, it is nots difficult to foresee that
they will have great influence on legisla
tion, and doubtless there will be a lively
discussion of the money question in all its
"Notwithstanding the result of the new
State elections, the Republicans will have
only eight of a majority, and only four more
than a quorum. Of 168 persons it will be
almost impossible at any time to get to
gether the full number. It is almost cer
tain that four or more will be absent,
NO MATTEB HOW UBGENT
the occasion for their presence, and thus
the Democrats will at all times have the op
portunity to make the point of no quorum,
simply by refusing to vote. A long session
with continual filibustering must be the al
most inevitable outcome of such a situation.
I fancy none of the contested election cases
will ever reach a final vote, unless it be one
iu which the proof is so clear that it cannot
be disputed. It looks as though the Fifty
first Congress would be abandoned to fili
bustering, and that no legislation to speak
of will be enacted."
"And the situation will require a Speaker
In the chair who will know his business
every minute," said Mr. Farquhar, member
of Congress from the Buffalo district, who
had come up in time to hear the closing
Ton are right," said Mr. Burrows, with
great emphasis, as he hustled away for the
HIS SECOND CHOICE.
"Burrows would make a splendid
speaker," continued Mr. Farquhar, "and
after my first choice is out of the way, if he
ever is out, I will vote for Bnrrows. Yes,
it was a great victory, the result in the 'new
States, and 'the position of the new Congress
men and their convictions on the silver
question will undoubtedly bring questions
relative to monetary affairs to the front.
Whether it will result in any new legisla
tion in regard to silver at the coming session
ishardtosay. The House will probably
get into a temper which may prevent any
legislation whatever, with the exception of
necessary appropriation hills. I look for
an extremely interesting session."
Hon. George O. Jones, the head and
front of the Greenback party, though cut
loose from both ot the old parties, is in high
glee overthe result in the new States. "It is
THE XATUBAL EFFECT
of the policy cf the Cleveland administra
tion on the silver question," he said to The
Dispatch correspondent, "and those fel
lows will teach the present administration
something when they come here. Their
temper is shown in the result in Montana,
where the election was nndonbtedly lost
because the administration is shilly-shallying
with the lead ore question. The silver
regions of the United States do not want
silver imported from Mexico in the guise
of lead ore, with, its low tariff, and Secre
tary Windom and the President will soon
find it out
"Undoubtedly the money question will be
a great issue m tne Fifty-first Congress, and
the Congressmen from the new States will
hold the balance of power. I think the Re
publican party is tending to proceed on the
right tract, and I will watch the game with
profound interest. Perhaps yon may re
member a little episode
of the first session of the Fiftieth Con
gress, which has a bearing on this subject.
Senator Plumb introduced and called up
for immediate passage a bill providing for
the issue of greenbacks to take the place of
retired national hank notes. It passed by a
considerable majority, bat afterward it was
thought the Committee on Finance had bet
terrejiort come measure formally, and the
bill was withdrawn. Senator Beck reported
a bill providing for an issue of silver certifi
cates to take the place of retired national
bank notes. It was passed on first and sec
ond reading by 16 majority, and on the final
passage it had not a dissenting voice. In
the House it went to Mr. Mills' Committee
on Ways and Means, and then by order of
the President, who got all his tips on the
finances from Wall street, it was smothered.
We no more hear anything but sneers for the
greenbacks and the dollar of the daddies.
Both of these institutions, the ancient and
the modern, are treated with respect now,
and promise to give the goldbugs and the
national bank cormorants a deal of trouble
in the near future."
BEICE IS BEAMING.
The Rainbow Cbnser Hears That Montana
Is Sorely Democratic Tirelnla Demo
crats Get tbe Sinews of War
ISPECIAL TELEGEAM TO TOE DIBPATCII.1
New Yobk, October 4. Colonel Calvin
Stewart Brice went around downtown to
day all smiles and dimples. He had re
ceived what he regarded as a conclusive
statement concerning the result in Montana.
It was a telegram from his old friend, ex
Governor Samuel T. Hauser. This read:
"We bave a clear majority on both the
Governor and the Legislature. The Re
publicans started in to repeat the tactics of
1876, but there are a different kind of
Democrats out here."
Colonel Brice expected that everything
would be lovely in Virginia, also. The Re
publican papers in Boston have circulated
a report that the National Democratic Com
mittee refused to send funds into Virginia
on the score that the Old Dominion refused
to stand on the tariff plank laid down at St.
L.ouis in 1888. Colonel Brice did not wish
to talk abcut this matter, but from another
source it was learned that the story is with
out foundation. The National Committee
has been without funds for a number of
months, but it became apparent that aid
would have to be extended to Virginia. The
committeemen then made a personal canvass
for money, and also chipped in themselves,
and Virginia has got tbe sinews of war.
As to the National Committee's caring
whether or not the various States adopt
resolutions in support of Mr. Cleveland's
tariff visw, it was said that the resolutions
ofl888werein the nature of a personal
compliment to Mr. Cleveland, under whom
the battle of 1888 was to be fought and lost
The Boston Republicans had it that all
States which should adopt resolutions favor
ing Mr. Cleveland's St. Louis plank would
receive aid from the National Committee,
and those that did not would be ignored.
AN ELEVATOR MONOPOLY.
English Bankers Sccnro an Option on a
Valuable St. Lonls Business.
rsrEciAL telegbam to the dispatch-i
St. Louis, October 4. The greatest com
mercial deal in the history of the oity was
consummated to-day, when a syndicate of
London bankers secured an option on the
property of the St Louis Elevator Company,
consisting of ten elevators, located on both
sides of the river. Tbe local combination,
by which all the elevators were brought un
der one management was formed last Julv.
The stock is 52,466,000. The Englishmen
immediately beran negotiating for it. To
day an option was given, on payment of a
heavy sum, good until December 20, when
the stock can be taken at par.
A trustee was appointed, and to-morrow
the stockholders wilL turn in their stock in
trust The transfer is considered as good as
completed, and gives the purchasers a
monopoly of all elevator business.
THE! DOST LIKE DELAMATER,
State Department Employes Object to
Assessments That Micbt Help Him.
1EPEC1AL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Habbisbubg, October 4. General Hast
ings and Secretary Stone, as candidates for
Governor, have a large number of friends in
the departments on the hill. All these,
as well as supporters of Delamater,
have been assessed ostensibly to promote the
election of Speaker Boyer to the State
Treasurership. These people are willing to
contribute toward such a result but they
are becoming suspicious, in viewof the great
interest Chairman Andrews is taking in
Delamater's candidacy for Governo.-, that
their money might be used in promoting the
latter's success, and are loth, in consequence,
to respond to the demand made on them by
the State Chairman.
Owing to this suspicion some of the clerks
not favorable to Delamater's nomination
will likely not pay their assessments.
COULDN'T KEEP TEEM OUT.
A New Way to Avoid the Allen Contract
rSrXCIAl. TELEORA1I TO TIIE MSPATCn.1
Chicago, October 4. ThebigThirteenth
Battalion Band, of Hamilton, Ontario, has
always led St Bernard Commandery,
Knights Templar, of this city, in the great
parades of the past ten years. The com
mandery is to take part in the demonstra
tion in Washington next week. When the
band reached Detroit, on its way to Chi
cago, Chief Clerk Christiancy, of the cus
tom house, detained it under the alien
contract labor law.
The band leader declared that no contract
existed between the organization and the
commandery. Secretary Barnard, of St
Bernard, wired the same statement The
musicians were then released and promptly
hired an American sailer as individuals.
As such they will accompany the com
mandery to Washington.
MR. MILLER IS AMUSED.
Ho Is Not at All Worried About the Vacant
Snprrmo Conrt Seat.
Washington, October 4 Attorney
General Miller is very much amused over
the stories published about him in con
nection with the vacancy on the Supreme
Bench. Speaking of the matter to-day he
said there was absolutelv no truth whatever
in the report that he had sold his property
"The only foundation for such a report,"
he remarked, "is that several real estate
agents were after it, but they did not get it,
as I have no desire to part with it at present
The situation is just like that of the young
man who said he came very sear getting
married at one time and who, upon being
asked to explain, said: 'Well, you see, I
asked a girl to marry me, and she said "Ex
cuse me," and I, like a big fool, excused
SWIFT SOUTHERN VENGEANCE.
Man Who Committed Murder
Church Shot Down by a Fosse.
Mobile, Ala., October 4. The negro
Stark, who is believed to have been the
man who fired into a church at Moss Point
Wednesday night, killing a respectable
citizen named Dan K. Mclnness, mortally
wounding his daughter and seriously
wounding Henry Blumer, was fonnd to-day
paddling down the Pascagonla river in his
skiff. He was ordered to stop and hold up
his hands, but instead hastened his speed,
whereupon a negro in the hunting party
fired upon him, hitting him in the hand.
Stark raised bis gun and aimed at the
crowd, bnt the weapon missed fire. A dep
uty sheriff then fired, filling Stark with
buckshot and Jailing him instantly.
PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1889
Master Workman Sweeps
Opposition Prom His Path.
EVERY ACCUSATION CONFUTED,
A Public Meeting Gives a Unanimous Yer
dict in His Favor.
TEH LETTERS BRANDED AS FORGERIES.
Their Alleged Authors Step Forward and Boldly
Mr. Powderlyaddressed a mass meeting
at St Louis last night, answering all charges
against him. He advanced proof for every
one of his assertions. A sensational feature
was the announcement by ten men that
letters ascribed to thep were forgeries.
The demonstration was a very successful
St. Louis, October 4. Ever since the
announcement that the General Executive
Board of the Knights of Labor would meet
this week in St Louis, public attention has
been kept fixed on General Master Workman
Powderly and his Board by a constant series
of attacks which have been made upon them
and their organization by disaffected mem
bers and ex-members.
Ponderly's opposition to the appointment
of Furlong to the United States Secret Ser
vice, and his exposure of alleged crooked
ness in the attempts to obtain the appoint
ment afforded the disaffected element and
Furlong's friends an opportunity to join
forces in an attack which they have been
boasting would compel Powderly's retire
ment and destroy the Knights. Since his
arrival on Tuesday, Powderly and the
Board have spoken only at private meet
ings of Knights, hut to-night it was an
nounced that Powderly would publicly
meet and disprove ail the charges which
enemies have been hurling at his head.
the opposition chabges.
On Wednesday Detwiler, of Chicago, and
Blake and M. D. Shaw, of St Louis, spoke
at a public meeting, making many charges
against the Knights and their officers, and
to-day Furlong addressed an open Tetter to
Powderly through the press, in which he
challenged his truthfulness and made a
number of serious charges against him.
The expectation that Powderly would an
swer all this drew an immense crowd at to
night's meeting, Central Turner Hall being
crowded to its ntaost capacity, every inch
of standing room being occupied.
Master Workman O. R. Lake, of D. A.
17, occupied the chair. Mayor Noonan
opened the meeting with a neat address. It
was labor, not wealth, on which a country's
welfare must depend, and he was gratified
to see the greatest of American labor organ
izations presided over by one who com
manded the respect and confidence ot the
best classes in the community. Powderly
was received with a perfect storm
of applause. It had been an
nounced in the press that Powderly's
enemieB would be allowed a chance to
speak, but they did not venture to accept
He said he would speak in the interests
not only of the Knights of Labor, but of all
organized labor. He could not speak of all
the objects of the order, but would touch on
a few. One of these objects was to create a
healthy public opinion on tbe-subject of
labor andcapital. The monev power had
persistently and systematically sought to
destroy the Knights, and were not scrupu
lous as to the means and the tools they nsed,
as witness the attacks with which tbe col
umns of the local press were filled during
the vast week.
Turning to a child in the audience he
spoke of the efforts of the Knights to put
an end to child labor. From this he turned
to the demand of the Knights for equal pay
for equal work for both sexes. The Knight
of Labor who denied to woman her rights
was no Knight Outside the Christian
church women were treated nowhere with
such consideration as in the order. He said
that he reeretted that it would not be possi
ble for him to devote the whole evening to
expounding the platform, as other matters
must be touched upon.
SOME SEASONS GIVEN.
It was asked why he did not advocate pro
hibition. Simply because the order had not
declared it Why did he not advocate the
single tax, though personally he believed
in it? Again because the order had not yet
in general assembly announced iu favor of
it. He told of the edncational work done
bv the creneral lecturers, work which he be
lieved the order would approve of, but the
fruits of the work done could not be ex
pected to be immediately apparent He
then addressed himself to a refutation of the
charges made against him, He would re
fute every charge, and his andience should
be his jury, whose verdict he would accept.
He then detailed the circumstances con
nected with his protest against the appoint
mentof Furlong. He first produced a batch
of letters which had been carried to him by
Shaw, most of which bore on the envelope
the "recall" of Marshal F. Macdonald.
Constituting the reporters present a com
mittee, he submitted all the documents to
them. He then read Shaw's letter, and
then, turning to other documents, he showed
how Shaw had garbled and falsified the evi
dence he pretended to submit Furlong's
letter in the papers was next overhauled,
and from the sworn records of courts he pro
ceeded to demonstrate that
FUBLONQ HAD CONSPIBED
with one McKeagan and others to entice
Martin Irons and others to attempt to take
the wires so that he could make a criminal
case against the strikers. The letters car
ried to Powderly by Blake were then taken
up, and one after the other the men whose
names were appended came forward and
pronounced them forgeries. No less than
ten forgeries were thus proven.
Powderly then repelled the charge that
he had made public the private letters of
Russell Harrison. His letter to Harrison
had been peddled around St Louis. It was
the dnty of all good citizens to prevent the
appointment of scoundrels to positions such
as the one Furlong sought, and in lodging
his protest he but performed his duty. .
The story told by Blake and Macdonald
that Powderly was in Kansas City last Sun
day was disproved by telegrams from the
Forest City House, Cleveland, and Mabley
and Carew, of Cincinnati, stating that Pow
derly was in those cities on Sunday and
Monday. From the published official reports
he vindicated his position on the stock vards
strike in Chicago and the great SoutEwest
strike. Referring to Martin Irons he de
clared that he had ever found him
SQTTABE AND HONEST.
Athis invitation and that of Mr.Neabanm,
of Denver, he attended the convention at
Kansas City. He then and there frankly
told the men of the danger and probable re
sults of a strike. None of the men who
bore the brunt ever blamed him, and until
they did he cared nothing for the attacks of
scoundrels now assailing him. His inter
view with Gould and Hopkins was
described, and Gould's treacherous repudia
tion of his solemn promise was told in
graphic phrase. After disposing of each
charge, Powderly asked the audience:
".Have I made out my case? Who told
the lie now?" eliciting rounds of applause
from the audience. He closed with a ring
ing appeal to tbe Knights ofjSt Louis to
close up their ranks and perfect their or
ganisation. The meeting was a decided
Powderly success. To-morrow night Mr.
PnnrIprlv leaves "for Chicaeo accomnanied
J by Mr. A. W. Wright, of fdronto, and onlpan fato-morrow1 flBPAicn.
Sunday a meeting will be held at that place,
Powderly and Wright returning to St.
Louis on Monday.
M EMBEZZLER SKIPS.
Tbo Registrar of Brown University Gone to
tbe Bad A Doable Set of Book.
One of WbiebHelped'to
tSPECXaL TELEGIJAV TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Pbovidence, R. L, October 4. Gilman
P. Robinson, the Registrar of Brown Uni
versity and the son of ex-President Ezekiel
S. Robinson, who retired from office this
summer, after years of hard and faithful
service, is an embezzler. The full amount
of his peculations will not be known until
next week, when the expert examination of
the books is finished. They are in a badly
mixed-up condition, and as Robinson has
decamped, no help can be given by him.
It was Robinson's duty to keep a com
plete roster of the students and make out
their bills for the institution, and to give
receipts for the moneys. Quite recently
there appeared a bill for the tuition of one
student which had not been credited upon
the books, but as the student held a receipt
signed by Robinson, it was evident that the
student was not behind in his payments.
An investigation of this matter resulted in a
disclosure as startling as it was unexpected.
The deeper the trustees looked into the
matter the more apparent became the evi
dences of rascality, and an expert was
called in to straighten the accounts. He
could not make anything out of them with
out going back several years. Then another
interesting discovery was made. Robinson,
not only kept the college "records, but he
also had a private set of books which, so far
as a hasty glance shows', contains an ac
curate account of the receipts and expen
ditures. These books were for his own use
in telling just how deeply he plunged his
hand into the University's treasury.
As fast as unsettled accounts were found
on the books, new bills were sent out, and in
each case the student produced tbe proper
receipts for their money. One of the mem
bers of the corporation said to-night: "Rob
inson is short in his' accounts, but has not
been -guilty of a breach ot trust He has
not charged the appropriated money to his
account; it is a straight embezzlement of tbe
funds of the University.
EVERYTHING QDIET AT SAMOA.
Admiral KJmbcrly Sends on Official Export
to the Nary Department.
Washington, October 4. Rear Ad
miral L. A. Kimberly, in a communication
to the Navy Department, reports his arrival
at Honolulu September 20, from Samoa, per
steamer Alameda. He says that he has
hoisted his flag on board of the Alert He
left Apia, Samoa, in the Adams, September
13, and embarked with his personal staff,
Lieutenants Rittenhouse and Merriam, on
board the mail steamer the next morning.
The Monongahela sailed from Apia for the
navy yard at Mare Island, September 13,
with the guns, gun carriages and the ar
ticles recovered lrom the wrecks of the "Van
dalia and Trenton. The Admiral reports
that he was entertained at dinner at Apia
on the 14th of August by the residents of
the place, principally English and Ameri
cans, at which the kindest sentiments were
expressed towards the United States and its
Mataafa, accompanied by the principal
chiefs of the country and attended by a
large number cf Samoan people, called
to bid him goodby, and in conformity with
their custom, presented him with a large
quantity of mats, fans, etc., which repre
sented all parts of Samoa. t. V
The Admiral reportsall quiet in Samoa.
He says that the work on the Nipsic has
been well done at Honolulu, and that if she
had her guns, which are now on board the
Monongahela, anchors and chains, would
be as good as ever she was, and in condition
to make a full three years' cruise.
SOLD OUT JUST IN TIME.
How a New York Aldermnn Avoided Fay
Ins Bis Creditors.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TBE DISPATCH.1
New Yobk, October 4. Deputy Sheriff
Lavery has received two executions against
ex-Alderman Louis Wendel, liquor dealer,
one for $1,154 iff favor of J. Strauss, and
the other for $798 in favor of George Goulet
The Sheriff's officers went to several places
which Mr. Wendel was supposed to own, at
Lion Park, Forty-fourth street, and Seventh
avenue and Fifteeth street, but found
nothing to attach, as Mr. Wendel had dis
posed of all his interest by bill of sale, it
was said. He was one of the 1884 aldermen,
and is still under bonds in the boodle cases,
his bondsmen holding a chattel mortgage
for $40,000, covering all his possessions.
Wendel's former business manager, Mr.
Melius, said to a reporter to-night: "Wendel
lost heavily in the summer, owing to the
bad weather. He never had as much money
as people gave him credit for, but what lit
tle he did have he lost His creditors
pressed him so hard that he had to dispose
of everything. Mr. Wendel still retains
his hold on Schuetzen Park, Weehawken,
and I am janitor of the battery." Mr.
Melius said that the bill of sale for all the
property was dated September 16.
WANTS niS LITTLE DAUGHTER.
A Montrcnl Man's Salt Against
rerEClAL TELEGBAM TO THE DISPATCH.1
New Yobk, October 4. Mr. W. H. Wil
son, of Montreal, has begun habeas corpus
proceedings in Judge Barrett's Court to re
cover possession of his daughter Alice
Mary, a sunny-haired child of 3 years. Last
January, at the earnest request of the little
girl's grandmother, Mrs. Webster Wood
man, Mr. Wilson sent her down to pay a
visit of a few months to her grandparents'
home. He says that in Jnne last, when he
thought it time for her to come home, they,
refused to give her up, and that repeated de-'
msnds on his part availed nothing.
Evidence is now being taken in the case
before Stenographer Nealis. The grand
parents claim that the father is not a proper
guardian for the child, and that she of right
should be under their control.
FIRM TO THE LA8T.
A Condemned Criminal Dies Asserting His
Innocence of the Charge.
Feedebicksbueg, Va., October 4.
Paul Key, the condemned negro, was hanged
here to-day at 11:34 for an assault com
mitted on the young daughter of Mr. Arthur
Ballard in this city last April. On the gal
lows, when asked if he had anything to say,
he replied in feeble voice, "No."
His neck was broken instantly, and at
12:04 his body was cut down and turned over
to his wife. He denied his guilt to the last.
THE WIPE IS CAPTURED,
Bnt the Amorous Prisoner Has So Far Man.
aged to Escape.
Casselton. N. D., October
4. Mrs. J.
P. Sands, wife ot the Little Falls, Minn.,
Sheriff who liberated and eloped with Con
vict John Mitchell, was arrested here this
evening. She acknowledged her guilt.
Mitchell escaped on the Manitoba train,
bnt will undoubtedly be captured to-night.
Mrs. Sands is injall awaiting the arrival
of Little Falls officers.
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NO DENIAL POSSIBLE.
Blaine's Selection Has Caused a .Eow
in the Congress.
ONLY HALF OP THE DELEGATES
Hare Pat in an Appearance Upon the Big
A YERT MYSTERIOUS SPANISH CLAIM
That Is Eald Will piaj an Important Part la the
The trouble in the International Ameri
can Congress is becoming more apparent.
Scarcely half of the delegates are upon the
present excursion, being represented by
boys and subordinate attaches. Mr. Blaine
is very much worried because of the situa
tion. .'SPECIAL TCUPBAK TO TOE DIgrATCIt.1
Washington, October 4. Mr. Blaine
was in a state of mind to-day. The publi
cation ofthe story about the revolt ofthe
delegates from Chili and the Argentine Re
public to the Pan-American Congress wor
ried him not a little. Those who tried
to obtain a denial of it only
secured absolute confirmation of its
truth. Though Mr. Blaine sent word to a
press reporter that the story did not merit
denial, he has during the day reproached
two or three of his friends for not informing
him of the opposition to his election as
President ofthe congress.
Ex-Senator Davis, who, with President
Harrison, is chiefly responsible, was ad
vised to tell Mr. Blaine the truth, and if he
did not wish to speak directly to the Secre
tary on a matter of such delicacy, to go to
Walker Blaine with it, thus making sure
of its reaching Blaine, the elder. While
Mr. Blaine has been worrying about the
publicity given to the row, the town has
been laughing at him.
begabded as a blunder,
The ceneral ODinion that a blunder has
been made which will subject Mr. Blaine's
congress to more or less ridicule throughout
the world. All this is very humiliating to
the Secretary of State, for it is his congress.
The trouble is more deep seated than ap
pears on the surface.
It now turns out that not many more than
one-half of the delegates from other countries
have gone on the excursion. It has been
stated that the delegates from, the Argen
tine Republic are on the train. This is a
mistake. The delegates from that country
are at the Arlington Hotel. If anybody
from the Argentine Republic is aboard the
train it is a young secretary or attache."
It appears that a number of the other dele
gates did not go on the train, their places
being taken by the boys whom they brought
here as attaches. Several of these
attaches are the sons of the dele
gates, who came along for the purpose
of havinir a good time. The prediction is
freely made here by those who have had
access to the members of the congress from
Central and South America, that long
before the train reaches the end of its jour
ney few besides the American delegates and
the boys who have come here for a good
time will be found on board.
one of the kickebs.
MinisterVaras, of Chili, who is also a
deleeate from his country and the onlv one
how here, did attend the President's recep
tionlsiid lunoheon, but he refused, "to- be.
present at the meeting of the congress at'
which Mr. Blaine was elected president and
declined to go on the excursion. Now that
there is some danger of the congress split
ting on the rock of Blaineism, general sur
prise has been expressed that so astute a
diplomat as he should be caught in such a
Hereby hangs a tale. As might have
been expected, there is a private scheme in
the politics of this congress. An effort has
been made to so manipulate the congress as
to promote the collection of a large claim
against Spain. It is the old Moro claim.
Moro was a Spaniard, the owner of a
large estate in Cuba, wbich was seized by
the Spanish military authorities during the
Cuban insurrection. Moro was accused of
being a rebel, but claimed citizenship of the
United States, and asked this country to
lend its sanction to his suit for redress.
AN UNSETTLED DISPUTE.
There was no question that Moro had
taken out his naturalization papers in this
country, but there was a question if he had
done this early enough to give him rights as
an American citizen in his claim against
Spain. The dispute was about a matter of
14 days, and has never yet been satisfac
torily settled. Some 15 years ago this claim
was placed in the hands ot Nathaniel Paige,
a Washington lawyer.
Paitre wanted somebody close to the ad
ministration, and when Hayes became
President, and Mr. Evarts appeared in the
State Department he employed William
Henry Trescot, who then, as now, was a sort
of a man of all work about the State De
partment The virtual management of
Walker Blaine's claims department is just
to Mr. Trescot's liking, for as a claims
attorney, representing a number of cases
pending against foreign Governments, he
felt himself peculiarly useful in that line of
OFF TO BOSTON TOWN.
The Progress of the International Junket
Ine Party Viewing the Benntles on
tho Hudson They Will DIno
Onco In Canada.
New Yobk, October 4. The Pan-American
delegates reached here on the Yorktown
this afternoon. The embarkation at West
Point was mode in boats, of which
there was a small fleet headed by
the steam lannch. No effort was spared
by Commander Chadwick and his
officers to make his passengers comfortable.
Small parties of the guests were placed in
charge of various officers and explored every
corner of the ship from the white decks with
their great gnns in the sponsous, their brass
rails and their wealth of ship furniture to the
holes rapidly pulsating engines. When
the delegates could spare the time, for they
were closely examining the beautifully pro
portioned mecbanism of the great guns and
other warlike devices, they pointed with ad
miration to the beauties of the valley
through which the river ran.
Spuyten Duvvil was passed about 3 H5.
A most elaborate luncheon had meanwhile
been served in the Captain's cabin, and the
vigorous exercises of the day brought keen
and appreciative appetites to the feast.
New York was reacned about 350. A
salute of 17 guns was fired in
honor of Senor Silva, Secretary of
the Treasury of Colombia. Rapidly, bnt in
perfect order, the guests and the great pile
of baggage which made a pyramid upon the
main deck, were transferred to the steamer
Puritan, and at 5 o'clock the party began
the trip to Boston by way ot Long Island
Tbe delegates before starting for the East
to-day received and accepted an invitation
to a dinner in Canada on the evening of
Saturday, October 12. which day they will
spend at Niagara Falls. The host of the
occasion will be Mr. Erastus Wiman and
the entertainment will be given at the
Clifton House, on the Canadian side of the
The ltnsh at Port Townscnd.
San Pbahcisco, October 4. A dispatcb
ffrtm Dnf- Taw a at nil W P anwl 4Vi WAV.
ivu avis Aunuacuut -i mj wv v
enue cutter Richard Rush arrived there
'-'yesterday .froa" Behfing Sea;
THAT EEIGN OF TEBB0B.
Berks Connly Still Marauded by Bsrgtars
They Bob Many More Places
Even a Onnkard Church Dees
Not Escape Attention.
' fSPECIAL TELEQEAM TO TBI DISPATCH.1
Reading, October 4. A gang of out
laws, supposed to have been recruited from
the armv of tramps that has infested.
tbe rural districts of Berks, Lebanon
and Lehigh counties for some time
past, is terrorizing this region by'
a remarkable series of systematic
burglaries and house burnings. Since last
week, when collected reports of their nefar
ious work were first published, the outlaws
bave grown bolder, and have carried on
their operations on a still more extensive
plan. One night they visit a certain town,
and the next night they are heard from in
another town, perhaps 20 miles distant,
leaving a criminal record behind them
wherever they go.
Last night the burglars broke into W. H.
Leeden's residence at 440 Elm street, this
city, and rifled the house. On Wednesday
night they robbed two stores in
Boyertown, 12 miles from here. On
Tuesday night the gang entered Jus
tice Kranzkopfs office and blew open
his safe in Bethlehem, but were disturbed
before they had taken anvthing from it
Then they transferred their attention to a
boarding house in the same town and se
cured Beveral hundred dollars.
At Linfield, on Monday night, they at
tempted to rob G. Brownbeck'8 creamery,
but were chased out by the watchman, who
fired on them with a revolver. At Potts
ville, the same night, they entered the resi
dence of Carl Beddig, a prominent brewer,
and stole $150, subsequently effecting an en
trance also into the residences of D. C.
Seidel and J. W. Reinhart, which they
On" Saturday the miscreants turned their
attention to this city, and ransacked W. H.
Wilson's and John Impink's residences on
North Eleventh street, and attempted to
burn two houses. At Huff's Church vill
age J. D. Shelley's dwelling was burned by
incendiaries, it is believed, belonging to
the same gang On the night before last
two of the largest stores in Annville were
entered and $600 worth of portable goods
This afternoon the members of Crall's
Dnnkard Church, in Heidelberg township,
met to select a newpastor. Upon entering
the edifice th'ey were surprised to discover
that the burglars had made it a repository
for their plunder. Great stores of ready
made clothing, jewelrv, cutlery, tobacco
and confectionery were found. The outlaws
are still at large.
HART'S SUCCESSOR SELECTED.
Director Connnt Saya tbe Mnnager Should
Have Shnt Kelly Up.
tSPECIAL TELEQUAM TO TUX DISPATCH.1
New YoBKjOctober 4. Director Conant,
ofthe Boston club, arrived in this city from
the West to-day. He was somewhat down
hearted, but nevertheless was willinz to
talk. He said that he had but little hope of
winning the flag now, and recognized the
fact that his team could only get it by an
accident to the New Yorks. He said that
Manager Hart could have prevented the
Kelly trouble, and that the facts in the case
will come out one week from to-night
When Manager Hart's services with the
club come to an end. Manager Hart's suc
cessor has already been selected. He is a
well-known manager, and one perfectly
capable of managing the Boston club, but
his name is withheld.
While in the West, Director Conant,
President Spalding, of Chicago, jsnd Presi
dent Howe, of Cleveland, met in Ghieacro
for 'the; purpuso oMn vegtigating 'thVinany-
stories circulated aDout tne Dan players
Brotherhood. President Day, of the New
York club, who was at Chicago at the same
time, was invited to the meeting, but re
fused to attend. He even gave no excuse
for his refusal. Mr. Conant said that
tbe action of the New York's president
seemed rather peculiar, and not one
of the men at the meeting could understand
it Mr. Day's strange action has caused the
Western Presidents to think that he was
backing the Brotherhood's scheme. From
what Mr. Conant says the League Presidents
are not at all frightened at the action now
being taken by the trust
A DUEL BETWEEN HORSES.
They Try to ThrowTbelr Riders In Order to
Down Each Other.
IBPZCIAI. TELEQEA1I TO TOT DISPATCII.t
Fbanklin, Mass., October 4. A pri
vate letter from Nebraska gives a graphic
account of a duel between two full-blooded
Arabian horses, ridden respectively by Gov
ernor John M. Thayer and General Colby.
Governor Thayer's steed was named Linden
Tree and the 'other was named Don. Lin
den Tree began the trouble upon tbe State
campaien ground by rushing across the
field and striking Don full in the side.
Both men are good riders, and that alone
saved a serious accident The challenge of
Linden Tree was promptly taken -up by
Don, and tbe animals faced each other in
tbe center of the field, when each reared
upon his hind legs as they came together in
the shock of battle, striking and biting
viciously. Then they turned like a flash,
and kick after kick, was given with light
The horses tried their best to throw their
riders, that they might continue the fight
without these disadvantages, bnt the two
gentlemen maintained their position until
bystanders succeeded in separating the
an ctt animals. The riders escaped unhurt
except that General Colby's leg received a
for his horse, but no bones
Poisoned Candy Is Being Sent to tbe Pant
iles ol Preachers.
St. John, N. B., October 4. Mrs. Mo
Rea, wife of a Presbyterian clergyman
here, has been poisoned by strychnine,
which was in candy that had been sent to
her husband by mail. Two other ministers
here received poisoned candy in the same
way. , .
The case, which is most mysterious, is
similar to the one at Gait, Ont, when little
Mita Cherry was murdered, and poisoned
candy was sent to the family of Rev. John
Ridley. An investigation is in progress.
MRS. HAMILTON BREAKS DOWN.
Tbe Papers In the DlTorce Case Served
Upon Her In Jail.
Atlantic Citt, N. J., October 4. The
papers in the divorce action of Robert Ray
Hamilton against his wife were served upon
Mrs. Hamilton at the May's Landing jail
to-day. The woman broke down when she
received them. .....
The baby which has figured in this re
markable case will remain in the custody
of Mrs. Kupp, Mr. Hamilton paying the
A FLOOD APPROPRIATION.
Tho Citizens' Flood Committee of Philadel
phia Will Disburse 8110,000.
Philadelphia, October 4. At a meet
ing to-day of the Citizens' Permanent Re
lief Committee, which has charge of the
funds contributed in this city for the relief
ofthe flood sufferers, it was voted to appro
priate $10,000 to the PhiladelphiaRed Cross
Society to aid in carrying on the camp hos
pital at Johnstown, and $100,000 to the
State Flood Relief Commission.
W0RI FOI WOMEN ?,$?
DarfM fcufrucKve and evtertakmg cmirtbVr.
turn to to-morrow inaxxtvu. -q.
O LETS, FOB SALES. ETC., FOB.
at tbe main adrertialBf:
ch, ilta avenue, up to
Thrilling Tales of Those Eescaei'
Prom tho Steamer Explosion.
SAILING AWAY, TflEODGH SFACE
Only to Fall Back Among Tnoee Strogjliig
in tbe Stream.
A NUMBER OS BODIES ABE UC0YEKIP,
Tia Besslt of a'Search Hade by a Stesa Tag Asia
The horrors in connection with the South
ern steamboat disaster increase, rather than
diminish, as the hours go by. A number of
wonderful escapes were made, however, and
the narratives of tbe rescued are of a very
New Obleans, October 4. A number
of the surrivers of the Corona disaster
reached the city to-day. Seven of them
came by rail and others bythe City f St
Louis. Those who came by train, were Cap
tain T. O. Sweeney who was a passenger;
Pilot L. W. Hawlins, Bill Clark BUly
Higgins, Jack Green, captain of the deck
watch; ' Robert Caraes, carpenter; 'Second
Steward William Fleming, and Engineer
As they stepped from the train they could
easily be identified by their cut and braised
countenances. They were quickly sur
rounded by a crowd of weeping men and
-women, all anxious to learn tho fate of saaa
loved ones. The scene was indeed heart
rending, and strong men were compelled to
turn aside their heads when someonein
answer to a question would ascertain that
the one inquired after was among the lost
one woman's stobt.
Mrs. Henry Blanks was among those who
came down by the Anehor line steamer City
of St Louis. She was on the Corona with
her sister, Mri. Huff and two children, ea
route to Columbia as a passenger. She says:
"I was standing with my sister and young
est child in my arms, in the rear, of the
boat's cabin, when tbe explosion took place.
The chambermaid come running-to us with
life preservers, which we fastened on.
William Fleming, the pantryman, ti-i
came running to us and told ns to go up on
the hurricane roof until he could get the
lifeboat down, whicb he did in a hurry.
We then got into the yawl, and hardly had
we been seated when the boat was swamped,
throwing us all into the river.
"I, with my 3-year-old child in one arm,
held on to a piece of wreckage until one of
the St Louis boats came and saved us. I'
told the child: Hold tight, daughter, God
will save ns.' Of my sister, Mrs. Huff, who;
is a widow, I saw no more after our boat'
A little 6-year-old boy of Mrs. Henry
Blanks, who was blown into the air by the,
explosion, says: "I was out looking at
Captain Sweeney fixing the electric lights
and then went -into the cabin to see my
mother, and had hardly got as far as the
office when I was blown
AWAT-XNTO THE ATE,
and when X came down fell into the river on
my back. When I came to the surface I
caught on to a sack, and an old man was
nearby holding a piece of wood, howling for
thevawl to come and save him. It .wm
then thaVTTwaf frightened aed MflM feyaK
nlm ,wfe-h skis oame ana
and tne. old man up ana toot us on jaeir
boat, the City or Sc Louis."
Captain Sweeney stated that the wholev
thing came on so suddenly that he hardly
had time to see anything. Captain, Banks,
-who was sitting in the barber's 'chair, was
hurled through the cabin roof and instantly
killed. The others in the cabin were
struck by flying timbers, among whom was
Shrimp Hanna, who was sitting near the
clerk's office. The explosion seemed to go
downward, and the full force was in the
rear part of the boat The cabin parted
and one-balfof it fell into the river and the'
other half floated with the wreck.
Those that were not killed outright by
the flying timbers, were pinned down and
scalded to death. Captain Sweeney raid
that the scene was indescribable. When
the explosion took place he was on the
forecastle and thus escaped the heavy tim
bers that were flying around. He remained
on the wreck as long as possible, and as
there was no chance to rescue anyone, he
sprang overboard and was picked up by
the yawl ofthe City of St Louis.
Charity Lambert first chambermaid of
the Corona, says: "I was aft ironing at
the time of the explosion, when Mr. Flem
ing, the second steward, came running and
told me to help put life preservers on the
ladies, while he would go on the roof to
get the boat out This I did, but soon
found myself in the river Struggling for
life, when I was picked np by the yawL,"
Charitv Lambert was one of those who
were on the Hanna when that boat burned
last Christmas morning. Mr. Henry Jolle,
the pilot ol the Corona, says he was in the
pilot house at the time of tbe explosion, and
felt as though he was
BLOWN UP AT WEST,
and then fell down through the wreck on the
lower deck and found his arm badly hurt
In a short time a skiff pulled alongside and
took him from the sinking boat He also
says his steersman, Mr. Pierce, was in the.
pilot house with him and was also blown up,
and when he saw him he was lying upon the
lower deck some feet away from him, also
badly hurt by the fall and flying timbers.
"After tbe explosion I found -myself
among the wreckage, and was picked up by
one of the boats of the rescuing steamer. My
right arm is, I fear, fractured, and my head
"i - - s -
is cut in several piaces. aoo aiw was
passed at Baton Rouge, and the Warren was
about six miles ahead."
Charles Pierce, steersman, who was with
Mr. Jolle on watch, corroborated the state
ment that the Corona blew up just after
having saluted the City of St Louis.
Henry Baughman, passenger, of Danville;
Peter Leonard, roustabout, and Alexander
S. Eeymour, night watchman the latter last
night reported lost all badly hurt, were
rescued by boats from the City of St Louis,
and came down on her and were sent to tht
AMONG THE WEECKAGE.
A Steam Tog- at Work Removing; the Bodies
and Talnable Property.
Bayou Saba, Miss., October 4. The
steam tug Beverly Harris went down this
morning to the wreck of the ill-fated steam
er Corona. The hull has sunk in deep
water. Captain) Knapp, of the steamer
Cleon, is at work .saying all he can. He
towed the cabin in and lodged it at the foot of
Prophet's Island, where it Is being taken to
pieces, and everything- that is worth any
thing is being put on the Cleon and a
barge which she has in tow. The body of
Pat Byan, steward, was fonnd jammed be
tween two bunks in a stateroom.
After an inquest the body was buried and
marked, so it can be recovered by his rela
tives. The body of Mrs. Huff has been
found and sent to Baton fionge on the
Cleveland this morning. No other bodies
have as yet been recovered. The valises of
Willie Nelson and J. V. Jourdon have
been found. Captain Ben Cornwell.passed
up on the steamer Dickie yesterday on his
way home to Southland, La. He received
medical atteatfoa here1 sad his injuries are
not considered dangerous. He u badly
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