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PITTSBURG, SUNDAY. JUNE 26 1892L fc-'? 'ITVE CENTSL I
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TO BE FILLED,
Successors to Blaine and
Chairman Clarkson Not
Yet Decided Upon.
BUT FEW POSSIBILITIES,
And Some Objection Raised to or by
All Who've Keen Earned.
Depew's Declination of the Portfolio of
State Much Complicates Matters
John Foster Nearly Barred Because of
Other Important Work He Has on
Eand Good Show for a New Man
The Chairmanship Also an Open Ques
tionMr. Mageo Could Probably Have
It if He Would Accept Ex-Senator
Sewall May Ee Called on to Conduct
the President's Canvass for a Second
jrrciAt TELEGBArnrc lctteii.1
BrRrAJj or The Disr-ATCH,
U'ashisgtox. D. C. June 2
The two things of a practical political
character that are now agitating the Be
pablican mind here are the succession to
James G. Blaine in the office of Secretary
of State, and the succession to Chairman
Clarkson at the head of the National Com
mittee. Of the two it is well admitted that the
position of Chairman is by far the more
important. The Secretaryship involves
only a certain eight months tenure. The
Ch-urmanship means possibly the suc
cess or lailure of the Republican party this
year, and an assurance of the loss or gain of
a four rears' hold on the chief office and tho
general patronage of the Government.
It i pretty well understood that the office
of Secretary of State has been offered in
formally to Mr. Chauncey M. Depew, and
that with;n the last day or two that gentle
man lias signified to the President that on
recount of his vital business associations
and the objections of his business associates
he cannot accept.
A Chricn net-wren Two Ien.
It is nlo generally conceded that Mr.
John AV. Foster, one of the Bering Sea
arbitrators, and Colonel John Hay, Private
Secretary to President Lincoln, anrt Secre
tary of the-United States Legation at Paris
.during the war, are the most probable candi
dates to choose from for the Secretaryship.
Mr. Foster has been a constant adviser of
the administration in foreign affairs for the
List two years, and the more particularly
jinc the disability of Secretarv Blaine, and
Mtre it not for his important position as an
arbitrator in the delicate international
question of the Bering Sea jurisdiction he
would almost unquestionably be chosen for
the office of Secretary of State. The fact,
however, that the certain tenure is so brief
stands in the way of the choice of Mr. Fos
ter, who should not be called away from so
importaut a post as that for which he is
chosen, and whose duties may not be ended
for a y ear or more, for the temporary honor
of an office which may only endure for a
drawbacks to roster's Accppt-inre.
Mr. Foster seems to be the logical man
for the situation, and yet the fact that his
selection would leave vacant another im
portant office which would be almost as
.difficult to fill as the office of Secretary of
State, leaves the really greater office with
out a candidate who seems to size up to the
situation. Colonel Hay appears to be
mentioned only on account of old associa
tions aud not because he is the man for the
' Therefore, it is assumed by those who are
supposed to have the best acquaintance with
the somewhat erratic spirit of the President
in making his appointments, that a surprise
is in store for the pnbhc in the matter of
the Secretaryship of State, and that some
one oi the many friends who have been use
ful to the President in his recent struggle
may be honored, merely for the purpose of
Many think that General Tracy, the Sec
letary of the Navy, may be given the place,
not ci.ly because he is a close friend of the
1'resiueut, but also for the reason that dur
ing th" illness of Secretary Blaine, the
Naval SeciPtary was, with Hon. John "V.
Foster, the niot intimate adviser ot the
President in international afiairs.
Guo'l Clianc for a w Man.
But as the promotion ot General Tracy
would involve another appointment, it is
generally thought that a new man will be
selected that is, one who has not yet been
identified prominently with afiairs of State.
This honeer, is all secondary to the
quc-iion ol the chairmanship of the National
Bepublican Committee. This really in
volves the life of the rjarty, for upon the
fiili and generalship of that officer depends
the possibility of success of the "grand old
party" in what is universally conceded to
he an up-hili task.
President Harrison, who has blossomed
during the !ast two or three weeks into the
most practical of practical politicians, pro
poses to have his on n man for this place.
His r erson.il choice was Hon. Horace G.
Porter, of New York, but that gentleman,
whether as a matter of business or a mat
ter of caution, has given his refusal. Gen
eral Land Commissioner Carter has been
mentioned prominently, and also General
MicLener, oi Indiana; C L. Magee, of
Pittsburg, and a number of others.
1 !ie Onestlon still an Open One.
In the minds of many of the .politicians
here Mr. Magee looms uppermost, lrom the
Jact that while he had formerly been a
Blaine man he 6tood out this year for Har
rison, and, in collusion with ethers, carried
Harrison an unexpected vote in the Blaine
State of Pennsylvania. It is a pretty gen
eral opinion, however, that Mr. Magee, on
account ol personal and business considera
tions would not accept the place, and
Magee out ot the race, the question is an
They who ought to know most of the
President's personal feelings say that ex
Ser.ator Sewall, ot New Jersey, is most
likclv to be astcd to take the guidance of
the National Committee this year. No man
in the country is closer to the Presi
dent than is Sewall. The two were in the
St-nate together, and were boon companions
as tat as iiarrison can be companion to any
oue. The President seems to become most
I iimiifiifirifflii ii ii i" rtltlniiriiMiiriii " ritt. I
fervent when he is shooting ducks, and
Sewall and he have hunted together on
almost every one of the President's excur
sions, though little has been said of the
companionship of these genuine duck
S'wall's Qualifications for the Place.
Hardly has the President gone once to
Benjies, or to the "Eastern Shore," when
Sewall has not been his companion tramp,
and shored the hardtack and cold salt pork
that seem to appeal to the President's epi
curean tastes as iorciblv as though it were
the provender of the gods. Moreover, Sew
all knons every inch oi the political ground
of New York and New Jersey. No man in
either State knows both States better. He
could manipulate New York as well as Piatt
and Miller would, had their scheme of nom
inating Blaine not lallm by the wayside.
The President c?.n thoroughly trust his
loyalty, and there is no question about his
Therefore, ex-Senator Sewall has at this
time "the call" lor Chairman of the Na
tional Committee. The assumed obstacle in
the way is that Sewall is a very easy-going
fellow," who has had about all the honors he
can expect, and that he will not care to be
bothered with what is really one of the
most responsible and trying positions in the
w odd. But it is assumed at the same time,
that the friendship anil association of the
President will overcome any indisposition
ot this sort, and that Sewall will accept if
it will be thought best all round.
ELKINS SURE OP-SUCCESS.
lie Thinks Cleveland the Strongest Man the
Democrats Coultf Have Tiomlnated Xot
at All In Doubt of a KrpnDlicnn Victor J
This Fait, Thonjli.
Washington, June 25. Special In
an interview to-day Secretary W. L. Elkins
said: "It made no difference who was
nominated at Chicago. Mr. Harrison will
be re-elected. His success was not depen
ent upon the weakness of the Democratic
candidate, nor upon Democratic divisions.
He will win on the record of his
party and of his administration. The
expressions of the Democratic politicians
and newspapers themselves indicate doubts
of their ability to defeat the Republican
candidate I will freely say I think Cleve
land in some respects the best candidate
they could have chosen, but in one, the
greatest essential, he is the weakest. There
can be no dodging the tariS issue with
Cleveland as the Democratic candidate.
"The country is prosperous. True, it
might be equally prosperous outside of
legislation under Mr. Cleveland, but the
purpose of Mr. Cleveland and his party now
is to break down protection. The
business public will take no chances. It
will prefer to be satisfied with a sure
thing, which is a good enough thing. They
will argue it is hardly possible to improve
upon the present situation, and that change
is fraught with danger, and they will argue
consequently and vote accordingly.
"For my part I don't depend on any acci
dent for success. So far as the machine is
concerned, we shall have a united Democ
racy to fight in New York; and elsewhere.
I make no count on the heated pre-conven-tion
threats ot 'knifing, in case this, that
or the other thing is done or left undone.
What we saw at Minneapolis two weeks
ago in a mild way was repeated at Chicago
this week in an exaggerated form."
"Do you have any fear, Mr. Secretary,
that Cleveland can carry any of the "West
"Did he carry any of them in 1SS8?"
significantlv asked" the Secretarv, in reply.
publican weakness in a national campaign,
In considerine the lon?and glorious historv
-.; Aaut iu auhu 13 nub siuiuutub Ui XVC
ot the .Republican party it wlff lie observed"
that oft-yctr elections have bad little influ
ence on its fortunes in Presidental vears.
The Bepublicans have only won the House
of Bepresentatives twice in 16 years."
PUBELY ON PERSONAL GBOUNDS
Is One or Illll's Political Creations Cham
pioning Cleveland's Cause.
Elmika, N. Y., June 25. Special
Senator C. B. "Walker, who declared for
Grovcr Cleveland and worked unceasingly
for him at Chicago, has been censured very
freely by the friends of Senator HilL "When
asked by a reporter why he had deserted
Senator Hill, to whom he owed all the
credit for his being permitted to fill the po
sition of State Senator, he said: "I sup
ported Grover Cleveland purely upon per
sonal grounds. My mother's consin mar
ried Mrs. Folsom, the mother ol Mrs. Cleve
land, which makes the family related to
ours. Besides, my sister was a schoolmate
with Mrs. Cleveland when she attended
Wells College, and was one of her closest
school friends. Since her marriage to Mr.
Cleveland our familv have visited them fre
quently in New York and at Buzzard's Bay,
their summer home.
"Another reason, and which is the crown
ing one ot all, is that just before mv
honored father died he remarked to me: 'I
wish I could live long enough to vote for
Grover Cleveland, as I think he is the
greatest statesman and Democrat that
lives, and would give the country an admin
istration ot unparalleled honesty and clean
ness.' These are the principal reasons why
I am championing the cause of Mr. Cleve
land. I don't concede the right to any one
of my constituents to call me to account
for any personal act or preference that I
may make. My official acts are o'pen to any
criticism they may wish to make, and I will
not complain, however severe they may
be. I have never uttered a word derogatory
to Governor Hill, but, on the contrary,
think he is deserving of the highest credit
for the management of the party durin" hii
THE SILYEB PABIY OF NEVADA
Refuses to Indorse dominoes or Platforms
of Either of the Other Parties.
Reno, Nev., June 25. The third party
convention met here to-day. Alter the ap
pointment of committees a short recess was
taken, and when the convention reas
sembled, C C Powning, of Beno, was
elected Permanent Chairman. The plat
form demands remonetization of silver,
and free aud unlimited coinage thereof.
It denounces the action upon the coinage
question by the recent National Eepublican
and Democratic Conventions, and repudi
ates the nominees of both conventions. It
pledges the Presidental electors selected by
the convention to support no man tor Presi
dent who is not unqualifiedly in favor of
free coinage, aud confers upon the Silver
League of Nevada the right to direct Presi
dental electors for whom fbey shall cast
their votes. The platform was adopted.
"The silver party ot Nevada" was then
selected as the name of the new organiza
tion. Three Presidental electors were
chosen and 12 delegates to the Omaha Con
vention were appointed, alter which the
convention adjourned till to-morrow.
HlK Kepnbllcan fleeting In Kentucky.
KEMDCKSr, June 25. Colonel William
O. Bradley, the Kentucky member of the
National Bepublican Committee, addressed
last night one of the greatest Bepublican
meetings ever held in the Blue Grass region.
It was called to ratify the nominations of
the Minneapolis Convention, and was pre
sided over by Leslie Coombs, son of the
great Indian fighter, General Leslie
Coombs. Colonel Bradley starts to-day" for
Washington to attend a meeting ot the
A Hot Time Kxnectrd.
TOPEKA, Kajt., June 25. The nomina
tion ot Governor Lyman U. Humphrey by
the Bepublicans and Thomas J. Hudson by
the People's party for Cougress in the
Third district inaugurates one of the most
interestins contests for a seat in Congress
that this State has ever known. This is
Senator Perkins' old district. Hudson will
have the indorsement of the Democrats.
Mnch interest centers in the contest and a
hot fight is expected.
TAMMANY GETS HOME
And Declares It 'Will Tuck Up Its Sleeves
and Go to Work for Cleveland and
Stevenson Major Grant Says There'll
Be 'o Snlklnc.
New Yobk, June 25. Special. All of
Tammany Hall's representatives at the
Chicaeo convention, delegates, boomers and
lookers-on, with the exception of Bichard
Croker, who will remain at his summer
home at Richfield Springs until the latter
part of the week, have returned to this
city. The special trains began to roll in
with their loads of tired human freight soon
after 2 o'clock to-day in the Pennsylvania
Railroad depot at Jersey City, the last of the
five reaching there shortly after 4 o'clock.
The first to leave the de'legations from the
upper districts of the city were the last to
return, their two trains coming into the
Grand Central station this morning between
7 and9 o'clock. There was a general ex
pression of satisfaction on the part of cvery
bod v at being at borne again.
"I have noting to complain of personally
but I know that Tammany Hall men were
jeered at and insulted and abused, where
ever they went and without provocation. I
have onlv words of praise for the forbear
ance of some New York men under all of
the provocation they had, to retaliate for
the insults heaped upon them. Chicagoans
might well take lessons in politenessfrom
the Tammany men who were their guests."
Of the ticket everybody said that Tam
many Hall, though disappointed in its
choice of a candidate, would give Cleveland
and Stevenson earnest and loyal support.
The burden ot the talk was the outrageous
treatment to which all New York men had
been subjected by the Chicagoans. Mayor
Grant, who was at his desk to-day attend
ing to the executive business of the city as
if there had been no national convention,
said on this subject:
"It will receive the hearty support of
Tammany Hall; that Tammany's choice was
fairly beaten, and that all that is left to be
done is to tuck up their sleeves and pitch in
for the election ot the choice of the ma
ALDBICH WON'T BE CHAIRMAN,
Clarkson Mjy Be Induced br the
President to Continue to Serve.
Pbovidcnce, B. L, June 25. Senator
Nelson "VT. Aldrich arrived home to-night.
He said that, while his name had been men
tioned for the Chairmanship of the Repub
lican National Committee, he could not ac
cept the position, as he had all the other
business he could possibly attend to.
A telegram from Washington says: Gen
eral Clarkon, Chairman of the Republican
National Committee, had a conference with
the President at the White Honse to-night
in regard to the political situation, and it is
said that the President requested him to
take charge of his interests in the coming
campaign. In case he decides to do so, Mr.
Clarkson will undoubtedly be Te-electcd
chairman at the meeting of the committee
PBEPABIHG TO HOTIFY
Mr. Cleveland That He Bas Been Nomi
nated for a Third Time.
St Loots, June 25. Hon. Nicholas Bell,
Secretary of the late National Democratic I
convention, to-aay issued tne loltvwlng
communication to the committee appointed
to wait on the nominees of the convention:
St. Louis, June 25.
The Chairman of the Notification Com
mittee ot the Chicaeo convention has ap
pointed a3 a sno-committee Hon. Norman
K. Mack, of Buffalo, N. Y.; W. A. Cullnps, of
Vincenne. Iiid.; Robeit J. Vance, of
Connecticut; Patrick Masnire, of Boston;
George II. Barker, of New Jersey, to wait on
the nominee ot tho convention for the Presi
dency and ascertain when and where it will
he his pleasure to meet the committee. The
sub-committee is requested to renort to the
Chairman, lion. W. L. Wilson, Washington,
D. C, at an early date.
Nicholas jr. Bell, Secretary.
The First C and S. Clnb.
Iitos City, Teitk'., June 25. The first
Cleveland and Stevenson clnb in the South,
and perhaps in the United States, was or
ganized here yesterday.
HARRISON IMPOSED UPON.
A Man Whom He Pardoned for One Crime
New Yobk, June 25. Special Henry
A. Casperfield, a jeweler, sent word to
Chief Inspector Steers Thursday that on
June 22 a man introducing himself as
Joseph E. Fuchs entered the- store and
showed a check for $125, drawn to his order,
signed by Martin Gasser & Co., and in
dorsed by himself, and with the name of
Jacob Bertschmann, the Swiss Consul. He
selected a pair of diamond earrings, valued
at ?65, and a bracelet worth 5i He offered
the $125 check in payment He said that a
saloonkeeper named Metz, who runs a
liquor store on Chrystie street, would
identify him. A man was sent to the
saloon," and Metz identified Fuchs. The
jewelers then gave him the jewelrv and S50
change. They sent the check to the bank,
and it was returned as worthless. Detect
ives took the check to the Swiss Consul,
who pronounced his signature a forgery.
Martin Gasser & Co. said their signature
was bogus. The detectives traced Fuchs
from one hotel to another and finally caught
him to-day in the Glenmore House, Chatham
The prisoner was recognized by Sergeant
Bird as Joe Belmont, a native of Switzer
land. He deserted from the United States
army in 1844, was captured and imprisoned
in Ft. Edward, Utah. President Harrison
pardoned him in May, 1889, at the requett
of the Swiss Minister.
AN ICE PLANT WKECKED.
The Boiler Lets Go, Destroys Two Bttlld
incs and Kills Three Men.
Ne-W OBLEANS, June 25. Special
The boiler in the Consumers' Ice Manu
facturing Company's plant exploded to
day, killing one, fatally wounding two
other men and seriously six others. The
boiler was inspected three days ago and
pronounced in excellent condition, having
been repaired a lew months previous. The
engineer in charge says a wall fell in,
crushing in the boiler and causing it to ex
plode. The explosion carried the root of
the building off, throwing the heavy beams
into the street, knocking down the front
walls and the division between the factory
and the next building, a private residence
and setting fire to the establishment.
It was lound that an unknown man who
was supposed to be passing on the street at
the time ot the explosion, was dead, having
been killed by a beam falling upon him,
and that William Fricke, the engineer, and
John Scully, the oil man were fatally
wounded, badly crushed and burned by the
scalding water and ammonia, Six other
persons were injured, including a child
next door, upon whom the wall fell, but
none of these are likelv to die from it
Kn'ehts of "t. John to Meet In Plttsbars;.
Tobonto, June 25. The Knights of St
John to-day chose Pittsburg as the next
place of meeting, on a vote of 133 against 88
and 7 for Indianapolis and Saginaw City respectively.
STEVENSON UAHhLH tjssmmsm A GREbN UHhHAIUH j
Is Being Looked Up by
Couple of Emissaries of
His Eivals' Camp.
HOBDES OF KEPUBLICANS
Turned Out of Office by Cleveland's
Headsman in a Hurry.
FORTY THOUSAND DEMOCRATS
Left Eehind to Tell ths Tale .of Partisan
ship in f See.
irrKCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Bloomington, Ili- June 25. The Ee
publican emissaries came fo town to-day to
look into the record of Adlai E. Stevenson
and gather material for attacks. These
men, it is said, were started out from
Washington almost as soon as the nomi
nation at Chicago was" made. The result
of their first day's labor has been to bring
out many faots in connection with the
man's lite and with his political history
which are not generally known.
Mr. Stevenson's political career dates
back to 1858, when he first met Stephen A.
Douglass. He was then 22 "years of age.
He was a law student at the time in the
office of Eobert T. Williams. That was the
year that the famous joint debates between
Lincoln and Douglass took place. It
was the year that Lincoln first
earned a national reputation. Douglass
was the unanimous choice of the Demo
cratic party of the State for Senator and
Lincoln was the unanimous choice of the
Bepublicans and the Independents. 1
Douglass came to lilooniington to make a
speech. Stephenson was one of the com
mittee appointed by the leading citizens of
the town to receive him. That was consid
ered a great honor. Douglass took a fancy
to him and advised him to enter politics.
Shortly after Douglass had gone, he started
out on the stump and made speeches in all
parts of the State. Douglass, it will be re
membered, was successful in electing the
Legislature and went to the Senate.
Stump Work His Specialty.
Mr. Stevenson's next active political
work was in the campaign of 1S60 and he
made quite a reputation then as a clear and
logical speaker. In 1864, the leaders of
the party in this part of the State placed
him on the electoral ticket lor General
McClellan, again he went on the stump.
In that campaign he made more than 100
speeches in all parts of the Slate.
Again 1868 he was one of the
the principal speakers in favor of the Dem
ocratic ticket In 1872 he stumped the
State for Greeley. In 1876 for Tilden, in
1880 for Hancock and in 1884 he was one of
the delegates to the Democratic National
Convention, and was one of the committee
that waited on Grover Cleveland and Mr.
Hendricks and notified them of their nomi-
TW'JS-tfeSSjhftJRjrvPl AJr,Myoir Carranr-Eresidenfr-Brickner.
land, and it was-wtine State Cnpitorat APTJ ' . . . Almmm. ,,,,,,
bany. He was appointed First Assistant c" of Commerce; President
Postmaster General by Mr. Cleveland on
July 7, 1884, to succeed Malcolm Hay. The
duties of the office at that time fell on one
man. Mr. Hay's health failed under the
Mr. Stevenson was asked to-day how
many Bepublican postmasters there were in
office when he was appointed Assistant
Postmaster General. He answered: "lam
not quite certain, but I think there were
about 4,000. While I was Assistant Post
master General I never decapitated
a Bepublican postmaster merely be
cause he was a Republican, but when a
majority of the Democrats of any town
or district expressed a oesire that a Demo
cratic postmaster should be appointed in
the place ot a Bepublican then in office, if
their desire could be gratified, I considered
it my duty as a Democrat to oblige them.
I didn't hunt up places, as I tell you, but I
did do my duty as a Democrat"
lie Aft 40,000 Detns in Office.
"General," asked a reporter, "about how
many Democratic postmasters were there
when you left office?"
"I don't know exactly," was the answer,
"but I think there were about 40,000."
It was while in the office ot Assistant
Postmaster General that Mr. Stevensop
established friendships and acquaintance
ships in almost every village, hamlet and
town in the United States, tie made him
self popular in Washington through an ab
solute hatred of everything that savored
of red tape. The latch string was
always out There were no doorkeepers;
cards were not necessary to obtain
admission. It was his custom to see up
ward of 100 men a day. Ordinarily the of
fices are closed at 2 o'clock, and no one is
admitted on business missions after that
hour. Mr. Stevenson did not follow that
custom. He could be seen at any time up
till the "moment that he left his office.
In a crowd of young men who visited Mr.
Stevenson this afternoon was one young
man who tapped him on thai shoulder rather
familiarly and said: "To the victor belongs
"That is not my sentiment," said Mr.
Stevenson, "I believe that the administra
tion is responsible to the people for all the
the acts oi the officers ot the Government
and that therefore the office should be filled
by friends of the administration and that
the men irho conduct the administration
of public afiairs should have the selection
of their subordinates."
Helped to Nominate Cleveland.
In 1883 Mr. Stevenson helped to renom
inate President Cleveland, although he was
not a delegate and did not attend the Na
tional Convention. After the nomination
was made he threw his soul into tbe cam
paign and worked night and day for Dem
ocratic success. He made ten speeches in
New York, and nobody ever kept recount
of the number he made in Illinois and
After election, when Mr. Wanamaker
was appointed to the office of Postmaster
General, Mr. Stevenson, in the absence of
Don Dickinson, turned over the depart
ment to him, and at the request of the new
Postmaster General, and much to hit own
inconvenience, he retained the place ot As
sistant Postmaster General for 10 or 12
days until his successor, John S. Clarkson,
whs appointed. This is a brief history of
Stevenson's record as connected with na
tional politics exclusively.
The campaign liar has begun to get in his
work already. One of them was out this r
morning in an interview, in which he as
sured a Chicago reporter that be didn't
want to do anything or be reported as say
thing harsh in regard to Mr. Stevenson,
but and then he went on:
"When I was a boy about 15 years old I
lived in Marshall county. It was during
the war, and Mr. Stevenson was then a
young lawyer, and Mr. Stevenson was said
to be a most unrelenting Copperhead. It
was generally so understood and accepted as
a fact They were called Tories during the
revolution, and Mr. Stevenson, coming
from Kentucky as he did, sympathized with
his relatives' cause in the South. He was in
fact a most intense sympathizer with tbe
rebels in the South.
Bis Reputation as a Copperhead
"I belonged to what was known then as
a u UiiMW -V 4KffllfiHB
Mfe.w id vhi rP- iiBflr a
Mil IMl fl , mkSmfvi
rthe Union League, organized by young men
ana oia, tor tnat matter, who did not or
could not go to the front, but was loyal to
tbe Union. Opposed to us was an organi
zation known as the Golden Circle.
It was organized for the purpose of
assisting the rebel cause and aiding
tbem not only by expressions of
sympathy but in every possible way
even to fitting men out for the service and
sending them to tbe South as recruits for
the Southern army. Mr. Stevenson was, bo
it was said, a prominent officer in that re
gion, in fa.ct it was claimed by some that be
was the organizer. As lone: as he remained
in that district he had the reputation of
of having once been a Copperhead. When he
has made bis races for Congress the
thing has been brought up re
peatedly, and these charges are
of longstanding in Bloomington. I under
stand that it is claimed by some that the
Bloomington Pantaqrayh has affidavits of
men who swear that, as an officer of the
Golden Cirole, he had drilled them. There
wasa place in Woodford county known as
Hoosham's Pasture, a secluded, qniet place,
where the drills took place, so it is claimed,
with the present Democratic "Vice Presi
dental nominess as-a drill master."
This particular yawp of the multitudinous
liar was shown to Mr. Stevenson to-day by
a reporter, and Mr. Stevenson met it with
an absolute denial. Mr. Stevenson said he
bad never belonged to anv secret society
other than the Phi Delta Theta and Free
READING DEAL DENOUNCED
By Solid Citizens and Business Men of
Rochester They Thank Congressman
TVise for His Stand In the Matter His
Brplr to Their Letter.
Rochester, N. Y., June 25. Special
the Universitv of Bocbester; President
Hathaway, of the Flour City National
Bank, and other prominent citizens, have
signed a petition to Chairman George D.
Wise, of tbe Inter-State and Foreign Com
merce ConJmittee of the House of Bepre
sentatives, which says:
The undersigned, citizens of Rochester, N.
Y., bez to express their gratification and
thanks to you, in view of your action touch
ing the infamous "Beading coal combina
tion." We denounce it as a conspiracy
against the public Welfare, puttinj it in the
power of a corDoratlon lesponsible to no
one to discriminate aibltrarily tor individu
als against individual', and lor communi
ties against communities, in the furtherance
of private sohemes. Wo invoke the full
powers or the nation to crash an organiza
tion which has assumed the pronortfons of
a national wrong, and which, If permitted
to continue its evil work, must hrins wide
spread distress to tho poor and rnin to vast
material interests. In the name of Justice, of
political economy, and of charity, wo pro
test against it. We pledge yon our support
in all legitimate eflorts which you may make
in behalf of your fellow-citizens.
In reply, under date of June 22.. Con
gressman Wise writes:
Permit me to thank yon and tbe other
citizens of Rochester whose names are
signed to a communication Just received
for your kind expressions concerning my
action in reference to the Beading coal com
bination. You may rest assured tint this
subject will leceivo the closest attention of
the committee, and that we will contribute
our beh efforts to defeat threatened wrongs
and injustice. Suoh expressions from the
solid men of Rochester will assist me In so
curing lavorable action.
GLADSTONE'S ASSAILANT A WOMAN.
The Missile Not a Stone, Bat a Still Harder
Sample of Her Own Baking:.
Loudon, June 23. Since the first report
of the assault on Mr. Gladstone was re
ceived, it has been ascertained that the
guilty person is a woman, and that her
missile was a large piece of bard ginger
bread. It struck Mr. Gladstone on the
nose just beneath the left eye, and then
glanced upward, grazing the aired states
man's eye and causing him much pain.
After getting temporary relief from two
physicians, Mr. Gladstone made a spirited
speech in the evening, which was ap
plauded throughout, and at its close the
speaker received an ovation. ,Mr. Glad
stone complained ofthe difficulty which he
exDerieuced in readintr certain Quotations
during bis speech, and when he had finished
speaking he found that his injured eye had
become very painful and tender, evidently
having been irritnted by even the little use
to which it had been put. Mr. Gladstone
again sought the assistance of the doctors,
and they made another examination. Ap
parently the injury was considered to be
serious enough to warrant the sufferer in
taking the greatest precaution to prevent
any serious consequence, as Mr. Gladstone
at once repaired to the office of an ocnlist
and placed himself in his hands for treat
ment ANNEXATI0ND0ESNT GO.
Canadian Militiamen Come Near Giving
an Advocate Tar and Feathers.
Tobonto, June 25. Special Ernest
Macdonald, the,well-known annexationist,
who occupies tbe rather anomalous position
of Lieutenant in thetTwelfth Batallion,
Canadian Militia, narrowly escaped getting
a coat of tar and feathers at the military cam p
at Niagara yesterday. A proposal to treat
Macdonald this way by LteutenahtHardy,
who considered the Canadian militia iio
place tor an anexationist, appears to have
met with approval by his brother officers.
Macdonald learned of the plan and com
plained to Deputy Adjutant Otter.
Colonel Otter refused to dismiss Hardy
and Macdonald told Otter he proposed to
bring a civil action, and the matter would
get in the papers and create a scandal. Otter
aid be did not care if it was published in
1,000 papers. Macdonald has'made a formal
charge to Maior General Herbert against
Hardy and Otter.
JVST BEFORE THE BATTLE.
HIS TRAIL OF CRIME.
EYidence gainst the Poisoner
London Turns Up at Montreal.
NEILL'S CAREER AS DR. CREAM.
Circular Warning the Gnests of the
Hotel Hetropole, London.
TESTIMONY OP HIS BETE0THED
LoirDoir, June 25. Among the wit
nesses called to-day in the inqnest into the
death ot Matilda Glover, alleged to have
been poisoned by Thomas Neill, was a Miss
Laura Sabbatini. She said Neill had asked
her to marry him, and sbe had accepted.
He said he bad made a will in her favor.
Subsequent to this Neill induced her to
write blackmailing letters. All these let
ters were signed "W. H. Murray." She
asked him why he demanded such large
sums as in the case of Dr. Harper 500
and why he made such terrible charges.
His reply was: "I'll tell you some day."
Continuing, Miss Sabbatini testified that,
after makiug arrangements for tbe wedding,
Neill went to America, telling her to ad
dress her letters to him to Dr. Cream, care
of Daniel Cream, Quebec. He stayed for a
time at Blanchard's Hotel, in Quebec, and
returned to London in April. Afterward
Neill got her to write the letters signed
"Murray," accusing - certain persons of
poisoning Alice Marsh and Emma Shrivel
with strychnine, and 'offering to suppress
the evidence supporting the accusations in
the event of payment of a certain sum of
Laying Plots for Iord Rnssell.
Neill's landlady deposed that at the time
of the Bussell divorce case Neill asked her
to take a letter to Lambeth Boad, wherein
Clover resided, saying he believed there
was a girl there who had been poisoned
and he wanted to ascertain if she was dead,
adding that he believed Lord Bussell had
Miss Sabbatini's testimony is singu
larly confirmed in the following special to
The Dispatch from Montreal: Thomas
Neill, who is now under arrest in London.
England, charged with poisoning Matilda
Clover, was in 'Montrfal in March. Neil
arrived from England in January and went
to Quebec, where he put up at Blanchard's
Hotel under the name of T. N. Cream. He
received a number of letters addressed
"Dr. Cream, care ot Daniel Cream, Quebec."
While in Quebec, Cream wrote to Battersby,
a Montreal ticket agent, asking him for in
formation regarding the sailing of the
White Star steamers from New York. A
few days afterward Cream came on himself
to Montreal. He arrived here March 19
and registered at the Albion Hotel as
Thomas N. Cream, London, England. He
called upon Battersby and purchased his
ticket by one of the White Star steamers
from New York. Previous to his departure
ue sen i uie jonowing letter to nattersoy:
Contents of a Mysterlons Parcel.
Dear Sin I am expecting a parcel and
some letters and papers at the Albion Hotel
some time to-day. Will you kindly get them
for me and give them to the purser of the
steamer Labrador and ask him to take
oharge or them till I call on him fn Liver
pool for them. The parcel is a small one,
and yon can either give or send it to the
purser or the Labranor, and much oblige.
Thomas N. CniAit.
P. S. I bought a ticket lrom you yesterday
per steamship Britannic, and I will be
greatly obliged to you if you will get my
parcel and mail matter at the Albion Hotal
and either give or sond them to tho purser
of the Labrador to take care of them lor me,
and I will call on him in Liverpool for them.
Etndly oblige me In the matter and you will
do me" a great favor.
Shortly after this letter came the parcel
referred to. Owing to the circumstances
Mr. Battersby felt it bis duty to open the
parcel,. which'was a small one." It contained
a printed circular of wbieh the following is
ELLKW DOSWORTH'S DEATH.
To the Guests of the Metropole Hotel:
Ladies aud Gektlebtem: I hereby notify
you that this person who poisoned Ellon
Donworth on the 13th of last October Ji to
day in the employ of the Hetropole Hotel
ana tnat your lives are in uanger as long as
yon remain In till hotel.
W. H. JIunnAY.
Lohdox, April, 1892.
Battersby sent the parcel on as requested
and soon afterward received acknowledge
ment from Cream. What the man's object
was is amjstery, but the correspondence
proves beyond a doubt the identity ot the
man now charged with murder in London.
While here he said he had come to obtain
money comine to him from the estate of a
relative, and professed to be enjoying a
large medical practice in London.
FORTY MEN IN MASKS
Attempt In Vain (o Extort From a Hooler
a Confession of Murder 5h-j nintl
and Gas Ihelr Victim aud Almost Hanc;
Brownsville, Ind., June 25. At ah
early hour tbis morning 40 masked men, who
are supposed to reside in the neighborhood,
went to the residence of Mrs. Eliza McCor
mick, near this place. Twelve of the num
ber entered the house and placed a hand
kerchief over Mrs. McCormick's eyes and
another over her mouth, so that she could
neither see nor speak.
They then went to the bed of her son
Frank, whom they blindfolded and gagged.
They took him to a tree near the honse.
around a limb of which they they threw
a rope. They placed one ei d about
his neck and drew him close to
the ground. They told him his life
would be spared on condition that be tell
what he knew about the nfurder of Carl W.
Doerr, which occurred some eight weeks
ago. McCormick stoutly refused to say a
word in reference to thttt tragic affair, and
the mob, seeing that its efforts were fruit
less, let him down, tied him to the body of
the tree and lett as quickly as they came.
McCormick's throat and face are badly
swollen from the effects of the rope, and he
can scarcely speak or swallow. From the
time of the Doerr murder to the present
McCormick has been suspected of having
been connected with it. Sirs. McCormick
is a hard-working woman, and who the
lynchers are she will probably never know.
Frank is about V years old and married.
ANXIOUS FOR A DUEL
COBONEK IXVY WANTS TO MEET THE
MARQUIS DE MORES.
The New York Official Hopes for a Chance
to Exchange Shots With the French
manHis Object to Avenge the Insults
to His Hacr.
New Yoke, June 25. Specia'. "If I
was in Paris to-day I would challenge the
Marquis de Mores to a duel with pistols on
account of his anti-Semitic views,", said
Coroner Ferdinand Levy, in discussing the
fatal duel fought last Thursday between
the Marquis de Mores and Captain Mayer,
of the Ecole Polytechnique, in which the
latter fell a victim to the skill of the
Coroner Levy says the result of the duel
has created widespread indignation among
the Hebrews in tbis country, and the ques
tion of acting together in the matter is
At the instance of a number of leading
Hebrews, Coroner Levy has undertaken to
look up the record of the French Marquis
in this country, ana expects, he says, to
prove ittobavebeen very discreditable. The
members of. Hebrew societies throughout
the United States will probobly be notified
of Coroner Levy's-purpose and requested to
send bim any information they may possess
about the French duelist Several unso
licited communications on the subject have
already been received by the Coroner.
Of his expressed desire to challenge the
Marquis, Coroner Levy said it was not
prompted by boastfulness, but wa3 a heart
felt wish to call to account a man who held
such hatred for the Hebrew race.
'I am not a swordsman," he said, "but
with a pistol I would willingly take chances
with de Mores. A business call to Europe
at the present moment would cause me the
Of Captain Mayer, Coroner Levy said the
post held by him in the Ecole Polytechnique
was one that could be obtained only by a
man of nnusual ability, and was in most in
stances awarded only to the foremost mem
bers of Hebrew society. The Ecole Poly
technique is a military institute similar to
the Academy at West Point.
F2EYCINET OH DUELIHG.
His Moderate Il-marks Are Greeted With a
Tote of Approml.
Paris, June 25. In tbe Chamber of
Deputies to-day M. Dreyfus, questioning
M. de Freycinet, Minister of War, in refer
ence to duels, asked if there-were two kinds
of swords in use in the army. M. de Frey
cinet, replying, expressed regret at the
tragic result of the duel between the Mar
quis de Mores and Captain Mayer, and con
demned the newspaper polemics which led
to the fatal encounter.
He nrsjed the officers' of the army to be
calm in the presence of insults which can
not in way affect them. The Government,
he declared, would see that the officers are
respected. It would be a national crime
to cause dissension anions the officers.
These remarks were greeted with loud ap
plause. The Chamber then adopted a reso
lution approving the declarations made by
M. de Freycinet.
CONTENTS OP SECOND PART.
England's uampaicx, HARnirr Talks.
Uscle Sam at the Fair.
Thx 'Wawts. To Lets. For salis. Miscel
laneous AND REAL fJSTATB NOTICES.
the mcsic world. educational Gossrr.
WlLKISBCBQ SOClETT. LATI 3iSWS IX llHIEF.
News op Soctett. Marlon C Gallihcr.
THE Food of Gisius Bessie Hramble
Gowns or a June Biude Sallle Grout
Bachelor Apartments VT. R. Iiradshaw
Women's Small Talk Margaret II. Welch
riTTSBUBO HOBSXWOMEX. MILITART GOSSIF.
A Letter on Koumaxia. Carmen Sylva
The Moons op Mabs Rene liacho
The Last Sional Dora Russell
Howells ON His Abt T. C. Crawford
HEDGElI0a3 AMCOONS Ell. Mott
Late scientific News.
Adventure in Luzon John Rabe.D.D.3.
ABOUT THE Tkimtt liev. Ueorfre Hodges
Traveling on 1'assei Robert J. Burdelte
EWTIHCS IN ELKCTKICITT.
Review or Sports JohnD. IMnrls
Harrison's Ambition Frank G,
Notes and Queries K. G. Butler
The Grand Armt. Secret Societies.
The Market Reports. Oil Field News.
Atlantic Crrr .News. Amateur sports.
Summer Resort Notices.
Caused by His Blunder the
South Harrisbiirg Bail
THE Y0U2JG MAN IN JAIL
Eleven Persons Dead and Twice as
Many Wounded Is the Record.
EITCAIES'S STORT OF THE WRECK.
He Does Not Believe That the Block Sys
tem Was at Fault.
STORIES BI PITTSBURG SURYITORS
SPECIAL TELEORAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Habeisbubg, June 23. A careless
telegraph operator's blunder was tbe causa
of the railroad wreck in South Harrisburg
early this morning, in which 11 persons lost
their lives and twice as many were seriously
injured. The operator is an unsophisticated
lad of about 22 years. To-night he languishes
in jail in default of bail to answer a charge
of manslaughter preferred against him by
He admits that his carelessness caused
the disaster, but excuses himself with the
claim that he is not wholly responsible. He
takes the matter much to heart, and it is
feared that he will lose his mind. Tha
young man's name is H. S. Hays. He has
not been an operator more than a year, and
last night was hi3 first experience at Steel
ton. On Thursday he was summoned from
Philadelphia to relieve the regular operator
at Steelton, who had been ordered for duty
at Branch intersection. At 12 o'clock this
morning the first section of the Western ex
press passed the Steelton tower on time.
Seven minutes later the second section
came thundering along at the rate of 33
miles an hour, and was passed into the
block on the white signal by Hays.
The Signal Comes Too Late.
When the. second section reached a point
about a miie east of the Union depot, this
city, the fireman noticed the operator in the
tower at the Dock street signal to the engi
neer to stop the train. The airbrakes were
applied and the locomotive reversed, but it
wa3 too late to save it from crashing into
the rear end of the first section, which was
moving along slowly about 60 yards west of
Then came the frightful crash, and as the
rending of wood and iron aud the shivering
patter of broken glass subsided, tbe brief
silence changed to a pandemonium of cries
that drowned the voice of the storm. The
two coaches in which most of the casualties
occurred were broken in pieces, and tho
ocenpants of the cars were thrown in every
direction. Arms and legs were broken,
faces were crushed and lacerated, and
scarcely a passenger escaped without cuts
and bruises more or les3 serious.
One man shot through the broken top of a
car and landed alongside the track, not re
ceiving a single scratch. There were many
other remarkable escapes. The porter in
the Westinghouse car was wedged between
the locomotive and the side of the drawing
room car. He crawled through a window,
not much hurt.
The Coroner Slakes an Investigation.
The Coroner was notified, and, empanel
ing a jury this afternoon, began an investi
gation into the cause of the disaster. The
trainmen testi6ed to the facts as given
above. Young Hayes was then called, aud,
amid his sobs, said he is employed as an
extra operator and last night was his first
night in the Steelton tower. He declared
that he had used his judgment in regard to
allowing the second section on . the
block before the first section had
left it, not having received word
from the DocK street operator concerning
the first section having left the block. He
said he thought the first section had left the
block, as it had passed his tower on time.
Mr. Hayes was very much agitated during
the giving of hisjestimony, and in answer
to the question, "Did you violate the rule
of the company in regard to allowing two
trains on one block?" answered "Yes."
The track walker and a student were in
the tower with him at the time of the pass
ing of the train. Hayes, in answer to tha
question as to whom he censured for the acci
dent, said be could not censure the com
pany. He admitted he was responsible for
the accident. The Coroner's jurr then ad
journed until Monday.
The Killed and Injured.
The following is a corrected list of the
CHARLES E. LEE. 31 Windsor street, Allegheny.
tinnna-H In he & teleSTAtlh ODenttor.
RH.llARD AUAJh). a Harmburg furniture
3I1S3 LIZZIE BLAIR, Philadelphia; head severed
RAYMOND, Columbus. O., horse
E. M WHITLOCK. Cleveland, chief clerk of a
DANIEL MAM), ITairerstown, Md.
MEV. DA COSTA POMEKENE. Philadelphia.
MR-S. URIAH IIKEBXEB. orrIstown.
W INFIELD HEEBNElt. lierson. aged IT years.
JOHN BLACK, machinist. Altoona.
PROF. L. G. SMITil, Baltimore, died this after
noon. The following is a list of those most
Mrs. 'Whitman. Pittsburg, broken ankle, her two
daughters, slightly bruised: William T. Lastwlck.
East Liberty; Coollilge, Brooklyn, hurt in
ternally, likely to die; Fred Calberg. Brooklyn,
will die; J. S. Altken. bapgage master second
section, slightly; May Anderson. Jersey City
Heights: George Burnett. Trenton. N. J.;
. B. Parsons. New York: J. A. Fluek. PalmTra,
N. J.; Miss Alma S. Cartetter. Ickesburg. Pa.;
Ferry Landls. Philadelphia: W. H. Woodyard.
Philadelphia, porteron U'esllnghoase car. slightly
hurt; Uriah lleebner. Norrlstown, scalp
wounded and bad cuts: F. G. U.
Ely, Buffalo: .1. J. Cone. Jersey City;
W. K. Fleck. Philadelphia; T. W. Forthlnz. Buf
falo; Ed Tlmmins, traveling rallroat agent, hurt
about head, not dangerously: Mary Gruuger. cat
about the head and arms: II. B. Sensabaugh. Mat
toon. III.: Percy M. Laudls. Philadelphia: cirrle
Golden, Philadelphia: Maggie Smith. Safe Har
Colonel Fiscns, of Wilkinsburg, was one
of the two saved in tbe wrecked private car
of Mr. Westinghouse. The Ueebnerc,
among the dead and wounded from Xorns
town, were en ronte to McKeesport to visit
relatives. Mrs. Cox's little daughter ac
companied her grandparents: The elder
Heebner is an extra engineer in the employ
of the Pennsylvania Railroad, and the son
was employed by the same company as s
H0TIHED BY THE PAFEB.
Charles Lee Was Jaat Returning From a
Trip tor His Health.
One ofctbe victims of the catastrophe was
Charles A. Lee, of 31 Windsor street, Al
legheny. Mr. Lee was the superintendent
of Lindsay, McCutcheon & Ca's mill on
Jtebecca street A month ago his health
failed him and, acting on the advice of his
wife, he went to Boston for treatment. His
health rapidly improved during his sojourn
in tbe East and he was on his wav hnma
IVhen he met hisuntimelv end.
iesterday was a day of sadness for Lee's
wfle and two children. Tbe house was
crowded by sympathizing neighbors but tbe
mother anil the .children refused to be com
lorted. Mr. Lee was completely pros
trated with grief. "Mr. Lee," she said,
''ho- been in poor health lur socio time.