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IQK THE FIGHT,
Bepublican Leaders Deoide to
Knock Out the Work
Done by Daye Hill
WITH ONE SINGLE SWIPE.
The Empire State to Be Flooded
With the Parly's Best Speakers.
BOOHING OF GUNS TO BE HEARD
ind the Terr liveliest Campaign On That
Jew Tork iver fair.
"tfFATER CATCHING IT IN THE SOUTI1
SPICIAL TELEQEAM TO TIIE DtSPATCII.J
New Yoke, Sept. 22. The Republicans
at national headquarters were stirred up to
day. Ihe Democrats having ordered 200,
000 copies of the speech of Senator Hill in
the Brooklyn Academy of Mnsic on Mon
day night, and having already began to
drop them like snowfiakes all oyer the Em
pire State, the Republicans are arouied to
counteract tiie effects.
It was finally decided to have a meeting
of the Executive Committee of the National
Committee at the Fifth Avenue Hotel in
the evening and adopt plans for forcing the
fight in the Empire State. The meeting
occurred in Joseph II. Manley's room. There
were present, beside Mr. Manley, Chairman
Carter, Mr. Fessenden, of Connecticut; Gar
rett A. Hobart, of New Jersey; Richard G.
Kerens, of Missouri; General James 8.
Clarkson, of Iowa; Dave Martin, of Penn
sylvania, Mr. Quay's representative,
William Hahn, of Ohio; Cornelius X. Bliss,
theTreasurer of the National Cotnmlttee.and
Charles W. Hackctt, Chairman of the Re
publican State Campaign Committee, It
was the fullest meeting of the Rational Ex
ecutive Committee since the campaign
Opened. "While this discussion was going
on ex-Speaker Reed and ex-Senator Thomas
C Flatt had a conference of their own.
The Situation Thoroughly Gone Over.
At the meeting in Mr. Manley's room the
situation In New York State was discussed.
It was admitted that Senator Hill's speech
had aroused the Democrats and stirred up
enthusiasm. The campaign of the Demo
crats before this speech, it was said,
had been listless, and evidently
without purpose but it was very evident
now that steps must be taken to arouse the
I Republicans. It was decided to sound the
bugle note ofalarm through all the coun
ties, and to insist that the Republicans
must get out and work as tbey never
worked in their lives.
The most flattering tributes were paid to
the State machine ot the Democrats led by
Mr. Murphy nnd Mr. Sheehan, to the or
ganized forces of Tammany under Mr.
Choker, and to the Democratic warriors
under the leadership of Hugh McLaughlin.
Tltie Republican organization, it was ad
mitted, was doing well, but greaters effort
aiiist be made.
(Chairman Hahn, of the Speakers' Bureau,
omised to flood the State w ith speakers,
-easurer Bliss announced that he had the
herewithal to meet every legitimate ex
nse, and Chairman Ha'ckett gave a de
ription of the work that has already been
A rlea Made for Connecticut.
Mr. Fessenden, while interested in the
'eat battle in New York, announced that
tnnecticut was within the grasp of the
epublicaus, but more speakers and harder
irk must be done. The conference lasted
itil late at uifht, and when it ended the
ational Chairman left, announcing that
e booniiuc of the Republican guns in the
ate would be heard immediately.
The main battle of the Republicans is to
; made in this State. Some declared that
le Republicans would have this State in
pite of half admen Democratic machines.
They emphatically declared that they would
give the Democrats the toughest "fight on
Mr. Manley will remain in town until
election day" to assist Dave Martin and
John L Davenport and others in the
naturalization of Republican voters, and to
look after alleged colonization schemes in
New York, Kings and Hudson coun
ties. Tiie headquarters of these
three Republicans will be at 4GG Pearl
street, and they will be assisted in their
labor by the County Committee on Natur
alization, of which Robert A. Greacen, of
the Fifteenth district, is Chairman.
Mauley Gets Some Criticism.
The other members of the committee are
F. Snyder, of the Twelfth; John Stiebling,
of the Sixth; H. W. Gibson, of the Thir
teenth, and John A. Moran, of the First
Some of the Republicans of New York and
ICings are inclined to be critical
ever the presence of Messrs. Mar
tin and Manley. Naval Officer "Willis
especially objects to foreign interference.
Eminent Republicans said to-night, with
considerable feeling, that if Mr. Willis did
not cease raising ruction in Kings
county his official head would be
lopped off. Theso same Republicans
seem to believe that Secretary Tracy
is mainly responsible for Mr. Willis.
They say that those iu charge of Mr. Har
rison's campaign would stand no nonsense
from Secretary Tracr, either.
All in all, when the conference broke up
c lot of well-informed, spirited and confi
dent Republican leaders with their sleeves
rolled up came out.
Gray Talks About Grovcr's Irf-tter.
Ex-Governor Isaac Pnsey Gray, of In
diana, returned from Buzzard's Bay to-day.
A solid delegation of Hoosiers awaited
him at the Hoffman House. Mr. Gray
did not care to speak of what happened on
his visit to Mr. Cleveland. He was con
vinced, tnouch, that Mr. Cleveland's letter
of acceptance would come along in about a
-neck, and that it would be a formidable
Mr. Cleveland's return to New York for
another reception day will be directed by
the wishes of Mr. Harnty and Mr. Whit
ney and the associate managers of the fight.
Mr. Cleveland's presence may not be
. needed before October 1. It is his wish to
' remain 3t Gray Gables until he is ready fo
return for the winter.
The Democratic National Committee has
issued its textbook of the campaign. The
work has been directed bv Josiah Quincy,
Chairman of the Literary Bureau,
and most ot the matter is by John
Ford, Logan Carlisle, son of Senator
Carlisle, and ex-Secretary Fairchild. An
edition of 100,000 copies of the book has
It is learned that the County Democracy
will put a third candidate lor Mayor of
New York in the race.
STEVEHS0N BULL ON THE SWIKG.
He Dances tlio Force Bill Dummy in tho
race of the Southerners.
RAMIIGH.Sept. 22. Goldsboro witnessed
its great political demonstration to-day.
Hon. A. E. Stevenson arrived on a special
train at 11:30 A. m. amid the booming of
cannon. He was received by a committee
of ladies and gentlemen, the Goldsboro
Rifles, COO pupils of the graded schools, a
large mounted corps ot township clubs and
some 9,000 persona in a procession two
At noon General Stevenson was intro
duced by C S. Aycock, but rain beginning
to fall, the crowd repaired to the Opera
House. General Stevenson spoke for an
wua omu m turn m i;iaig v wivivivhw .
ministration, oo the "tariff and the foroa
bill. He reviewed the carpet bag rait, and
said the force bill meant a return to the
days ot reconstruction. His speech evoked
great enthusiasm. He passed on to Rooky
Mount, where he speaks again to-night.
8TAHDI5G TJP 70S WX&VEB.
The General'! Army Friends Say Be
Being Grossly Traduced.
"Washington, Sept. 22. Special
There are here in attendance at the encamp
ment of the Grand Army many of the old
comrades in arms of General Weaver, can
didate of the People's party for President,
and they resent, without respect to party,
the charges that have been circulated by
both Democrats and Republicans deroga
tory to the conduct ot the General when he
was commandant of the army post at
Pulaski, Tenn., in 1863, that he was out
rageously harsh in his treatment of the citi
zens of the surrounding country, levying on
them in the most oppressive manner. They
say, to begin with, that the people of that
region were particularly demonstrative in
their sympathy with the rebellion, and that
at times some reprebensive acts might
have been necessary, but no one censured
General Weaver for undue harshness.
General G. M. Dodge, who was com
mander of the Sixteenth corps, in which
was the regiment of Colonel Weaver at that
time, says that the charges of inhuman and
barbarous treatment at the instance of
Weaver are totally untrue, and even it
there were any basis for them Weaver was
not in a position to have been the offender,
but was merely the instrument in the bands
ot his superior officer. General Dodge, as
well as many others of his old comrades,
thus fully exonerates General Weaver. Of
course the charges were specially intended
to hurt the candidate in the South.
BUCKING TO THE FOECE BILL.
Lords McComas Stirs Up the Animals In His
Ccmbeblaxd, Md., Sept, 22. Special
Hon. Louis E. McComas, late Congress
man for the Sixth district of Maryland,
and now Secretary of the National Repub
lican Committee, dropped his work at New
York long enough, It was stated, to make
some campaign speeches in his distriot in
behalf of Mr. Wellington, the Republican
nominee, and against Congressman Mc
Kaig, the present incumbent and Demo
cratic candidate for re-election. He made
a speech here last night in which he advo
cated the passage of the foree bill, using
the.same arguments advanced by him when
in Congress, and at the time that unpopu
lar measure was under consideration. This
action is not relished by Wellington and
his friends, who know that it was MeCom
as' bitter denunciation of the South that
alienated from him many votes and caused
his defeat when he ran against McKaig.
McComas was a candidate for renomina
tion this year, but, finding that Wellington
had the upper hand, be withdrew. Inas
much as he and Wellington have always
been at odds, it is now charged that Mc
Comas is using the force bill as a club with
which to knock out Wellington just as he
was himself knocked out As the Sixth
district is the only one in which the Repub
licans have a fighting chance, McComas'
course is not at all relished by the party.
TIC. W00DHTJLL P02 PBESIDEHT.
A Rather Peculiar Surprise Tendered tho
Adherents of Female Suffrage,
Washington, Sept. 22. At the parlors
of the Willard Hotel yesterday, under the
call of April 26, a National Convention of
Woman Suffragists was held through the
auspices of delegates from Victoria Leagues
of the different Stales. Mrs. Anna M. Par
ker, of St. Louis, was called to the chair,
and Elizabeth Powers, of Providence, R. 1,
was elected secretary. On motion of Mrs.
Windish, of New York City. Mrs. Victoria
Woodhull Martin, of New York and Lon
don, was nominated for President of the
United States. Mrs. Mary L. Stow, of Cal
ifornia, received the largest number of votes
for Vice President, The platform reads as
Wbxkeas, Undor the fourteenth amend
ment no citizen la deprived of the franohlse
through law. but by custom and habit;
therefore be it
Jtesolved, We, the lepresentatlve women
of Ainoiica, ask the officers In charge of the
oleotion precincts thiouzhout tho United
States in the coming campaign to give us
the opportunity to cast our ballots on the
first Tuesday in November, 1S92, for our can
didates. Resolved, That by the united efforts of the
women voters of this nation wo will drive
anarchy, crime, insanity and drunkenness
from our midst by oqr humanitarian efforts,
backed by tho ballot.
All ALL-DAT MAS3 MBETIffG.
Erie County Tanners Turn Out in Largo
Numbers to Help Joo Sibley.
Meadville, Sept. 22. The largest mass
meeting of the campaign in Erie county
was held by the farmers to-day, iu a grove
near Cranesville. The farmers came to it
from all parts of Western Erie and Craw
ford counties, in larger numbers than have
been gathered since William L, Scott's
Thev were addressed la the forenoon by
Hon. William H. Hatch, Chairman of the
Committee on Agricnlture in the House,
and in the afternoon by Rev. Mr. Burnett,
the "KansasCyclone," Prohibitionist, and
Hon. J. C Sibley. The exercises lasted
th greater part ot the day.
AU Anxious to Hear to AdlaL
Huntington-, W. VA., Sept. 22, Spt
cio. It is improbable that Hon. Adlai
Stevenson will come here immediately after
the big Cincinnati meeting. Democratic
managers have letters from Democratic
clubs within a radius of 200 miles asking
when the Stevenson meeting is to take
place. It will be organized to make the
biggest political meeting ever held in West
A Reapportionment Constitutional.
Sakatooa, N. Y., Sept, 22. The gen
eral term has handed down a decision in the
Oneida case, denying the motion for a man
damus and injunction in the appeal of
Carter versus Frank Rice as Secretary of
State. The decision affirms the constitu
tionality of the reapportionment.
Miscellaneous Political Gossip,
The Third Louisiana District Democratic
Convention nominated Andrew Price to
succeed himself in Congress.
The Arizona Democratic Territorial Con
vention has renominated Mark A. Smith as
territorial delegate to Congress.
The Democratic candidates for eleotors in
South Carolina were given ten aays by the
State Convention, in which to pledco them
olves to yote for Cleveland and Stevenson.
At the concluding session of the State
Council of tho New Tork Farmers' Alliance
yesterday, delesates were chosen to attend
the National Convention in November,
either in Georgia or California.
H Wallace H.FHELrs, editor of the Alliance,
O., Daily Seview, a prominent Demoorat iu
times past, and candidate for Congress
agalnet Governor JIcKlnloy on the Demo
cratic ticket In lkS3, in yesterday's issue of
his paper renounced Democracy, and came
out for Harrison und Reld ou tho tariff
Usdeh the conditions of the fusion be
tween the Democrats and People's party in
Wyoming, the State Democratio nominees
for Preshlental electors are to be withdrawn
and Weaver electors elected hy the Popu
lists. In consideration of this concession
the Populists indorse the Democratio State
State nominees for Governor ana member
of Congress and Supreme Judge.
Hon. Eooeii Q. Mills will leave for Illinois
the tocond. week in October, speaking at
some point in Forroan's district October 11,
at Quincy October 13. some point In Cable'e
district October H, Burlington, la.. October
IS: at points in Minnesota October 17 to Oo
tobnrSi Inclusive; In Wisconsin October 24
to October SI, inclusive, and close the cam
paign at Cleveland, O., November 6.
leads Him Into Trouble Four Times
With His Presbytery.
ACCUSED OF POOR ORTHODOXY
Because He Doesn't Believe AH of the Old
PEOCEEDINGS OP PAN-PEESBITEEIANS
tSraCIAL TILIORAU TO TBI DtSrjLTCIt.t
Cleveland, Sept, 22. Dr. Speeeher
and the Cleveland Presbytery are again in
trouble over the Euclid avenue pastor's
orthodoxy. At the regular fall session at
Nortbfield, O., Dr. Speecher'a case was
called for the fourth time in two years.
The complaint charged Dr. Speeeher with
beinff a heretic because he bad declared the
opening chapters of Genesis to have been
of pagan origin; because he had said the
biblical references to the Garden of Eden
were of pagan rather than divine origin;
because he had referred to the narrative of
the flood os mythical, and because he has
laughed at biblical accounts of the exodus
of the Children of Israel and their march
through the sands of Arabia as full of un
reasonable and incredible statements.
Complaints of the Doctor's Accusers.
These teachings, the complainants set
forth, tend to beget doubts in the established
historical faith of the Presbyterian Church
concerning Bible records, conducing to
overthrow all confidence in them as the in
spired word of God. The committee to
whom the matter was referred reported that
Dr. Speeeher declared his position to be
that of conservative and higher criticism,
for which reason it was recommended that
no farther action in the awe be taken, and
that the Presbytery reaffirm its condemna
tion of all views or utterances which tend
to a denial of plenary inspiration of the
Scriptures, or any of the fundamental
doctrines of the confession of faith.
Dr. Speeeher stated that he was ready to
meet any charges, and that If he could not
be orthodox or preach in the Presbyterian
pulpit unless he held the views of Dr. Hall,
of Cleveland, he would be willing to be
called a heretic, and could find other places
to preach. Finally the report of the com
mittee was adopted. To-day Dr. Speeeher
Dr. Speeeher Explains Ills Position.
"The charges pending against me were
fully discussed, and I achieved a signal vic
tory. It was alleged by the gentlemen who
brought the charges against me Wednesday
that 1 do not believe la the inspiration ot
the Scriptures. That is not the case. I
have repeatedly said, and I fully declared
my position before the meeting, that I do
not believe In the verbal inspiration of the
Scriptures; that is to say, I do not believe
that the writers ot the different books
which form the Old Testament set down
every word just as they received it from
God." I believe they were inspired to write
those books or chronicles, but that thev
used their own languages in doing so, and I
am not prepared to say that tbey may not
have made errors in recording what they
had received through inspiration from God.
"My accusers claimed that I do not be
lieve in the inspiration of the Bible at all,
which, as vou see, is a misconstruction
whether willful or not Idon't know of my
Honors Heaped Upon Dr. Blaikie, the Ven
erable Presiding Officer Various Phases
of the Reformation Discussed by Several
Speakers Tho Increased Membership.
Toronto, Sept 22. At this morning's
session of the Pan-Presbyterian Council, in
the report of the Business Committee,
which was presented by Dr. Caven, the
Chairman, reference was made to the faot
that to-day is the anniversary of the semi
centennial of the entry into the ministry
of the President ot the Alliance, Dr.
Blaikie, of Edinburgh. The warmest con
gratulations of the Alliance were tendered
to Dr. Blaikje, and he was asked to accept,
as a mark of special honor, the position of
Honorary Secretary of the Alliance. This
clause of the report was adopted by a stand
ing vote, nmid general cheering. Dr.
Blaikie was visibly affected by thi3 mani
festation, as he feelingly returned thanks
for the kind action of the Council.
Dn Matthews, Permanent Secretary to
the Alliance, presented a report of statis
tics, an epitome of which was given last
night. In laying the report before the con
ference the doctor referred to the great im
portance ot the 'gathering, which,-he said,
was far greater than that of the historic
counsels of Nice and Dort or the famous
gathering at Westminster, which formu
lated the confession and catechisms. This
council had 20,000,000 Christians at its
It Is a Cosmopolitan Religion.
Its members came' from every quarter ot
the habitable globe. Its deliberations were
watohed with interest in every country.
and before night the words uttered that
morning would be flashed to the end of the
earth. Turning to the contents of the re
port, Dr. Matthews pointed out that tha
statistics showed a general increase in mem
bership all along the line, with a total of
about 230,000 increase of adults and a cor
responding increase of Sunday schools. To
the report was appended a brief account of
the nature ot church government in differ
ent parts of continental Europe, and the re
lation of the Church and State. The report
was adopted on motion of Judge Book-
stayer, of Hew York, and Dr. T. G. Apple,
of Lancaster, Pa., amid loud applause.
Dr. Kerr, of Glasgow, gave notice of a
resolution strongly approving the action of
the United States Congress in deciding to
close the Chicago Exposition on Saturday
evenings, and earnestly hoping it will not
alter the decision.
Rev. Dr. Chambers, ot New York, gave
notice of a motion to add a third section to
Executive, to be called the Southern sec
tion, and to include Australia and the South
Notions of the Reformation Corrected.
Dr. Thomas Lindsay, of Glasgow, then
read a. paper on "Protestant Reformation,
Its Spiritual Character and Its Fruits in
the Individual Life." The paper dealt
with many fallacies existing as to the object
and causes ot the Reformation, and defined
as its central cause the desire of those par-'
taking in the movement for absolute liberty
of conscience, and as its guiding principle
the personal application of the divine prom
ise of forgiveness of sin. It produced a new
kind of piety, viz: Personal and direct
intercourse of the sinner with his Savior
without any intervening medium. The
paper was followed by a brief discussion.
At the afternoon se'ssion, whioh was pre
sided over by Rev. Prof. X G. Darling, of
.Auburn, N. Y., the Protestant Reformation
was further considered. Rev. Prof II.
Bavinck, D. D of Kampeln, Holland,
dealt with the influence of the Reformation
the moral and religious condition of
nations: Rev. Prof. M. Leich, D. D., of
Belfast, on their intellectual -state and pro
gress; Rev. Prof. H. Baird, D. D of New
York City, dealt with their civil and pollt
At night the subjeot under consideration
was "Our Reformed and Presbytery
Churches First in Their Characteristics and
Mission," led by the Rev, D. E. Van
Horne, D. D., of Tiffin, O.J second, in their
strength and weakness, by Rev. Moars Gib
son, D. D., of London, England, and third,
in their unsolved problems and unemployed
resources, bv Rev. Everet Van Slike, D.
D., ot Cabelle, N. Y., and Rev. E. R. Esch
back, D. D., of Frederick Citv, Md.
Money In it for you loss for us, hot
soiled blanket and quilts must go in Fri
day's tale. Boqgb A Buhl.
He Is Very GIa,d to lie Home Once Mora
What His Boad Is Prepared to Do
Next Year-No Changes Merely Because
of His Vocation.
Philadelphia, Sept. 22. Special.
The cordial welcome home accorded to
President George B. Roberts on his return
to Philadelphia Wednesday sight after an
absence of three months in Europe was con
tinued throughout to-day. Iu a talk he
said: "Plans for the World's Fair were, for
the most part, consummated before my de
parture. We will carry to Chicago all
those who want to go. Arrangements have
been made also by which all European ex
hibitors may use our lines for the trans
portation ot their exhibits at reduced rates,
with every facility to insure safety and
speed. I learned one thing In Europe in
relation to that. Whenever a great ex
hibition is on there it is a signal tor a gen
eral rise in rales all along the line, every
body wishing to profit as' much as possible
from the opportunity afforded by a great
public enterprise. Here the contrary has
Requested for an expression of opinion
upon the great coal combine formed during
his absence and the position which had
been taken by those in control of the Penn
sylvania road during that time, Mr. Rob
erts said: "I learned very little of what
was going on here during my absence, but
have learned since my return something
about that matter. The position taken by
the Pennsylvania Company during my ab
sence wiU'ba the nosition maintained and
adhered to by me. No change or modifica
tion need be anticipated or feared.
Mr. Roberts said finally: "No radical
chances need be looked for in the present
management of the Pennsylvania Railroad
because of my trip abroad. I did not go
there to raise money, nor did I go as in any
way representing interests which needed
looking after abroad, but solely for rest
and sight-seeing. I had a most enjoyable
time and am glad I am home.".
FIRST IESIJM0HY TAKEH
In the Dehtmater Embezzlement Case
.Now on Trial.
Mkadville, Sept. 22. This morning
the Delamater case was resumed, Judge
Jenks continuing his argument to show that
the present indictment comes within the act
of Assembly under which it is made,
and against the admission of the evidence
of G, W. Haskins, one of the assignees.
The counsel contended that because the
partners in the banking corporation are not
familiar with the private business of each
other they aro not personally responsible
for the failure of the bank if due to the in
solvency of any one partner. The prose
cution held that the act of 1880 applied to
all banking institutions; that the defendants
were bankers within the meaning of the
act, and, therefore, indictable under the
W. S. Murray, the prosecutor in the case,
was called and sworn. He stated that he
made various deposlta in defendants' bank a
short time previous to its close. Witness
also testified to the estimated values of
various properties owned by defendants
prior to the failure. The case is exciting
but very little interest and fails to draw
the attendance at court which the former
trial did. Court adjourned at 5:30 P. M.
UBS. HARRISON MUCH BETTER.
The First Lady of the Administration Again
Able to Enjoy Her Meals.
Washington, Sept 22. Mrs. Harrison
parsed a comparatively comfortable day,
and this evening was stronger and better in
every way than she was during the last few
days of her stay in the mountains. An im
proved appetite is one of the most favorabl
symptoms in her case, and to-day, for the
first time in over two weeks, she was able
to partake of solid food, in the form of a
small pleco of beef. Not very long ago
Mrs. Harrison dictated a letter to Colonel
Ernst, advising him as to certain changes
she would like to have made in the Man
sion. When she was settled yesterday in
her own room she remembered all about It,
and was much pleased to hear that her di
rections had been carried out to the letter.
Dr. Scott, Mrs. Harrison's venerable
father, is very happy over her safe return.
Last week, when she was so critically 111,
an effort was made to keep from him her
real condition, so as to spare him at least
some hours of padness. A well-meaning
frirnd, however, broke the truth to him
quite abruptly, and the venerable man was
greatly afWcted. Now that she is home
and he can occasionally talk to her a great
load is lilted from his heart
A Farewell Reception.
Rev. C. E. Locke, pastor of the Smith
field Street M. E. Church, will be tendered
a reception this evening in the chnrch par
lors. A committee has been at work all
week arranging for the entertainment, and
as this will be the last opportunity of shak
ing hands with this popular minister a
large crowd is expected. Mr. Locke
preaches his last sermon Sunday night and
leaves Monday to take charge of the First
M. E. Church, of Portland, Ore.
A Tough Young Man.
William Warman, who was released from
jail only a few days ago, went on a spree
yesterday and threatened to kill his father,
mother and sister. He attempted to beat
his sister, but she escaped before he could
do her any harm. A police offiaer was
called before he could do any further dam
age and he was arrested. He was sent to the
workhouse for three months.
Route or Allegheny's Big Main.
City Engineer Swan, of Allegheny,, has
eompletod the survey of the route of the
water main to be laid from the present
pumping station to Wilbur Grove, jnst
opposite the head ot Herr'a Island. The
route is along Ohio street and the Butler
plank road. To force the water down to
the main pumping station a low pressure
pump will be located at tho upper end of
Uttlo Washington Huns Dry.
Washington, Pa., Sept 22. Special
This city is suffering from a water famine.
The dry weather has almost dried the creek
west of town, whence the water supply is
obtained, and this evening the officials of
the works gave notice that the works would
be shut down indefinitely. There is con
siderable talk of running water from the
Lebanon The National convention of tho
Patrlotio Order Sons of America is in ses
Ikwix Joseph Wamplor's hrrdware store
was robbod.of 1200 worth of goods Wednes
Brilliaht, o. Wednesday evening a 13-year-old
boy named Campbell entered the
store of Richard Boyle to purchase a re
volver. While he was bandllpg a self-oock-ing
levolver, and trying tolltcartridses, the
weapon was discharged and the ball entered
Boyle's breast, causing Instant death.
Habrisbcru Governor Pattlson has re
moved Thomas W. Price, Inspector of tho
Eastern Penitentiary, and appolnte J Justice
C Strawbridge In his place. Tho removal Is
the outcome of a fight between Mr. Price
and the other inapcocors, who met and de
posed him as Treasurer of the board. He
insisted on holding the office.
Lancaster Tho State Sunday School As
sociation elected the following officers:
President, Prof. S. B. Thompson, New Wil
mington; Vice Presidents, Rev. J. B. Shontz,
Chamhersburg; Dr. C. R. Blaokall, Phlladel-
Kecordinir 8eoretary. Bey. W. R.
ird. New Castle: Treasurer. Albert Had
dock, Media; Executive Committee, Dr. W.
S. Ko, Altoonat Key. Joseph Morrow. Phil
adelphia; J. F. Raymond, Middletown: Jo
seph M. Korr, Pittsburg; Thomas H. Murray,
Clearfield; Key. C J. Kephart, Lebanon;
Key. E. D. WeUle, Altoonn; William MoDer
mott. conshohockon: Eav. William Swindles.
A Government for Italy Like the
United States Is Said to Be
THE ASPIRATION OF THE YATICAtf.
Fair France Celebrates tie Centenary of
tho First Republic
E0W TDEKET THINS OUT DEE SCHOOLS
Roue, Sept. 22. The presence in Rome
of Mousignor Ferrata and the happy
auguries of the republican polioy of the
Pope in France have raised a new question
of a republican government in Italy from
the point of view of Catholic interests aud
the position of the people.
The idea of a republic grows among the
masses. Several prominent and .conserva
tive journals have pronounced clearly for
this change. This revolution In sentiment
has produced a sensation, and a sensible
disquietude at the'Quirinal and also in the
great European courts. The alteration of
sentiment in Italy is due, it is charged, to
the tendency of the King to sacrifice the
oountry to the interests of the dynasty by
doubtful alliances. Catholics consider the
monarchy has contracted exorbitant en
gagements in order to prevent the solution
of the Roman question. .
The Vatican nowhere discourages repub
lican aspirations, seeing that the advent of
a federal republic of the American type
wouia give a place to Home as a tree city
and patrimony of the Holv See. The
Quirinal actively accuses the Vaticin at the
oourts of Europe of lending a hand to the
movement which alms at the triumph of
republicanism in Europe.
The Italian Government is specially con
cerned over what may happen when the
Catholic groups will declare for the repub
licans at the elections. In view of this com
bination the Austrian and German Govern
ments recommend that the Qulurnal should
show less hostility to the Pope, and so try
to counteract the movement If the Italian
Government pushes matters to an extremity
the Vatican can have recourse to extraor
dinary measures. The situation leads to an
important historic solution, despite the
efforts ot Vienna and Berlin to moderate the
action of the Qulurnal and pacify the
ecclesiastic party in Rome,
ABBEY THE0WS UP BOTH HAKDS.
The Imprcssario Acknowledges That He
Can't Carry Out His Contracts.
BY CABLE TO TIIE DISrATCII.
London, Sept. 22. Copyright Henry
E. Abbey and Maurice Grau to-day meet
ex-Judge A. J. Dittenhoefer at the Savoy
Hotel, and with him visited George Lewis,
of the London law firm ot Lewis & Lewis.
A long conference was held upon two legal
points raised by the burning of the Metro
politan Opera House, the liability of the
Opera Housejdlrectors to Abbey & Grau.and
the latter firm's position with regard to the
artists who had been engaged for the opera
season. Mr. Abbey this evening said that
as a result of the conference the artists had
been notified that Abbey & Grau were un
able to fulfill their contracts for the opera
"Do you apprehend any legal trouble on
this point?" The Dispatch reporter aiked.
"No," replied Mr. Abbey, "I do not It
is absolutely Impossible for us to carry out
our contracts since the destruction of the
Metropolitan, as our entire opera plans
wert based npon the New York produc
tion." Mr. Abbey bore himself with his usual
nonchalance of manner, but he said: "This
is the heaviest blow I have yet suffered. I
have undergone greater financial reverses,
but this is the first time I have ever been
compelled to announce that I was unable to
carry out my own contracts.
THE FRENCH REPUBLIC HVI)
Its Popularity Proved hy the Fervbr of Yes
terday's Centennial Celebration.
Paths. Sept. 22. One hundred years ago
to-day was the year 1 of the republic fol
lowing the revolution. To-day is also the
centennial of the cannonade of Valmy, "the
first triumph of the Republican arms." It
was determined to celebrate the two events.
President Carnot and the members of the
Ministry nrrived at the Pantheon at 10
o'clock, and their appearance was the sig
nal for the playing of the "Marseillaise" by
the military bands. The President and his
party were received with enthusiastic accla
mations. M. Loubet, the Prime Minister,
delivered the oration.
The monuments of Gambetta and Ledrn
rollin, to whom France owes universal-suffrage,
and those of other famous Republi
cans were deooratedwith wreaths of flowers.
This evening the city was brilliantly illum
inated, many of the private houses vieing
with the public buildings In their displays
ot electric and gaslight effects. The cele
bration was the most successful of the many
that have been held in Paris. The Repub
licans are happy because of the enthusiasm
shown by the peaple, and they argue that It
shows how deeply love for the Republic has
become embedded in the hearts, of the peo
ple of France.
DAHOMEYANS ABB FIGHTERS.
The French Not Having Everything Their
Own Way in Their African War.
Paris, Sept 22. A dispatch received
here from Lagos says it is reported there
that Colonel Dodds, commanding the French
forces operating against King Behanzia in
Dahomey, has been hard pressed by the
Dahomeyans since Monday.
A number of the Freueh officers have
been killed, and mass for the dead has been
performed in Porto Novo. If the report
from Lagos is true, the Dahomeyans must
have again assumed the offensive.
BOW THE TURKS MANAGE SCHOOLS.
When Overcrowded They Arrest Students
by Wholesale and Transport Them.
Constantinople, Sept 22. LastSatnr
day and Sunday 2,000 students were arrested
in this city and placed aboard two steamers
in the Golden Horn, and these vessels sailed
away Sunday night with secret orders.
An official announcement has been made
that this action is due to a deyre to relieve
the pressure of students iu the public
schools. Several Turkish journals have
recently been confiscated.
The Russian Bear Growls at Turkey.
Constantinople, Sept 22. Russia has
sent a note to the Forte, calling its atten
tion to the fact that serious consequences
may result from the relations now existing
between Turkey and Bulgaria, which Rus
sia holds are contrary to the provisions of
Caprivl Insists on His Military Plans.
Berlin, Sept. 22. The recent confer
ences between Chancellor von Caprivi and
the Emperor referred to the army bill. It
is stated that the Chancellor to-day sub
mitted the draft of a bill with a memoran
dum advocating a two-years' system as a
What Bankrupts the Britishers.
London, Sept 2Z The report of the
Inspector General of Bankruptcy was
made public to-day. The increase in bank
ruptcy since his last report was due to the
collapse of Baring Bros. & Co. and tho
effects of the McKinley bill.
Ei-Consul Ryder Held for Trial.
Copenhagen, Sept 22. Ryder, formerly
American Consul here, who is under arrest
for frauds connected with the administration
of estates entrusted to bim In bis official
capacity, has bees held to await trial, (
;: AlBAKD LUOt . SIOKT,
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The Story of n Joumallstlo Adventure That'
Is to Be Continued.
Charles MacGeachy, manager of the
Thomas Q. Seabrooke "Isle of Champagne"
Comic Opera Company, is one cf the vet
eran newspaper men of the country and
gives a very amusing account of his latest
journalistic venture, the New York Qazette,
now known as Thomcu Natt'i Weekly. Said
Mr. MacGeachy yesterday evening:
There wae no question of the snecess of
our paper. Subsorloerst We had a hundred
thousand or more, but we neglected to make
our terms cash in advance. The conse
quence was we never missed our dear read
ers until the paper hills becam e due and the
printers' "strings" had to be measured up.
As to polioy, wo were a little unsettled. One
of my editors tended to anarohlsm and the
other tavored capital. As the business head
of the concern this kept me bnsy explaining
to our constituency. However, Just before
ray retirement and previous to my ensaglng;
with Mr. Seabrooke, we made a ten-strike
and I went out in a blaze of glory, while my
Anarchist editor took up the cause of the
colored roast In Texarkana. So enthusi
astically did he do his work that 4,000 colored
people assembled at Cooper Institute and he
was the only white person present. He
made a speech which so incited the colored
folks that a riot seemed imminent and
the police requested that wo desist Then
Mr. liast bought the paper. He hasn't paid
for It -yet, loliowing the example of our
many thousand subscribers. Bnt X know he
is unhappy, for he has changed the name
for the obvious purpose of concealing our
former connection with it.
PUBLIC SAFETY IMPROVEMENTS.
The Committee Approves Several Impor
tant Ordinances for Chief Brown.
The Public Safety Committee yesterday
approved Chief Brown's resolution to add
SO men to the police force and his ordinance
to prohibit the dumping of garbage on
streets, alleys or vacant lots. The pawn
shop ordinance was considered, but was
finally referred to a special sub-committee,
a fight being made by two or three members
against the provision closing pawn shops at
6 o'clock each night
Among other bill approved was an
ordinance authorizing the purchase of a
police station lot in the Twenty-sixth or
Twenty-eighth ward, an ordinance prohibit
ing the driving of cattle over certain East
End streets, and the ordinance allowing
grocers three feet of sidewalk for exhibiting
KILLED BY A WAGON.
Hamley Meets an Instant Death
"While Stealing a Ride.
Frank Hamley, aged 5 years, was run oyer
by one of Ardary & Ca's wagons yesterday
at Butler and Thirty-fifth streets and instant
ly killed. When the accident occurred the
boy with a number of playmates was trying
to steal a ride. His foot slipped aud he fell
under the wheels. The wagon was heavily
loaded with iron and the little fellow's
body was ter ribly crushed. He was the
son of one of the strikers in the Thirty
third street mill and his parents were In
destitute circumstances. The strikers'
eommittee immediately called a meeting
for the purpose of helping their fellow
striker. The driver of the team was ap
parently unconscious of the accident aud
drove on, but was afterward arrested.
SENATOR DAVIS CENSURED.
German Catholics Decide to Work For His
Defeat at Re-election.
Dubuque, Ia., Sept 22, In the German
Catholio convention, after a long debate in
which much feeling was shown on both
sides, the resolutions denouncing Senator
Davis for his reference to Cahenslyism were
reconsidered and a special committee ap
pointed to draft a new set The new reso
lution"!, which were adopted, though
clothed in milder language than the first,
are practically the same and still demand a
retraotion by the Senator or his defeat for
The next convention wonld have gone to
Milwaukee had the delegates from that city
desired it, but only Quincy and St Louis
entered the contest The latter city was
THE PROPER rOEM OF BALLOT.
Secretary Harrlty Sends Samples to AU the
County Commissioners of the State.
Harbisburo. Sept 22. This afternoon
Secretary Harrlty sent to the county com-1
missioners throughout the State a copy of
Attorney General Hensel's opinion of tha
correct form of the official ballot under the
new election law, and a couple of sample
ballots arranged in accordance therewith.
The tickets are arranged under three
heads: "Republican," "Democratio" and
"By Nomination Papers," the Prohibition
candidates coming under the latter head.
Another column is left blank for names not
printed in the ballot
COMPLIMENTS TO A BUCKETS TOWH.
Alliance Presented "With Flag and Stream
er From Her Namesake Warship.
Aixiahoe, Sept 22. Special Mayor
Excel!, .as the official representative of the
city, to-day received the magnificent flag,
union jack and streamer, which was carried
by the United States man-of-war Alliance,
and which are presented to this eity of the
same name by United States naval officers.
The flag is of silk, 30 by 70 leet The
streamer is 315 feet long.
Work Ahead for the Pardon Board.
HAHKISBUBG, Sept 22. Special. Rob
ert E. Wright will make an argument next
Tuesday before the Board of Pardons tor
the commutation of the death penalty of
William F. Keck, of Lehigh counjy, whose
execution is fixed for November. Among
the cases to be heard are the following:
John Borden, burglary, Allegheny; La
fayette Leland, larceny, Erie, and Frank
Cook, aggravated assault and battery,
Blgelow Will Enforce the Smoke Law.
There have bjen a number of complaints
to Mayor Gourley and Chief Bigelow about
the smoke emitted from the stack ot the
steam laundry on Fifth avenue, Oakland.
G. A. Gormloy, of the Ladies' Health As
sociation, and T. J. O'Leary, Jr., are among
the kickers. The letter was turned over to
Chief Bigelow, who notified the laundry to
comply with the smoke ordinance. A large
number of other violators arc being similarly
Tho State School Fund Running Low.
HABBISBUBQ, Sept. 22. Special. All
but 1428,016 57 of the f 5, 000,000 school ap-.
propnation has been paid out of the State
Highest of all in Leavening Power.
THIS INK IS MANUFACTURED
J. HARPER BONNELL CO.,
ROSENBAUM & CO.'
Our fall trade in Millinery beats
the record of all previous seasons a
gratifying condition of things, truly.
In this, as in other departments, we
have earned the' confidence of the
public It's almost unnecessary to
state that the latest styles in Fall
Headwear are on display that is to
be expected of the Leading Millinery
Establishment in Western Pennsyl
vania. Accept our cordial invitation
to inspect the many novelties shown.
TRIMMED HATS'. BONNETS,
All arc of the latest patterns and
there are at least 500 from which to
make selection. Prices from $2 up
ward no matter what the pjice you
can depend upon the quality.
Over 000 dozen black and every new shade
Wool and French Eat Felts all new and
A great variety of Cloth Caps and Hats,
for boys at prices away beyond competi
tion. Children's Cloth, Cashmere, Silk and Vel
vet Bonnets, all colors, and an abundance
of the latest ideas.
Infants' Cream Silk, plain or embroid
It is no child's play to design appropriate
headwear for the little folks. In our opin
ion they should be fitted out becomingly.
Fashionable headwear for children costs no
more here than the old styles exhibited at
Feathers, Ribbons, Etc.
Fancy Wings, Aigrettes, Black and Col
ored Prince of Wales Feathers and Tips
best goods and splendid value.
Rhinestone Pins, Buckles and Slides, all
Hat Ornaments, latest French styles..
Full assortment of Black and Colored
Satin and Velvet Ribbons, all shades.
The "Regatta" brand Black Gros Grain
Ribbon, all qualities and widths (only to be
Ours is by far the most complete stocK of
Ribbons in the city. Every width, every
kind, every shade, for Millinery and Dress
Goods. We sell ALL-SILK Ribbons only.
All qualities of black and four qualities
of Colored Silk Velvet All the odd shades
not usually sold.
VISIT MILLINERY HEADQUAHTEH5.
510, 512, 514, 5161518 Market St.
We own columns of space:
in the best papers within shop
ping distance of Pittsburg, and
offer advertisers the benefit of
our wholesale rates.
Telephone No, 1484.
MAHAGEE EVEES0N SATISFIED,
Bnt the Strikers Claim He Is Not Itonolng
The situation at the Elba Iron Works re
mains the same. The strikers are, still con
fident that they will ultimately win, and
are using all their efforts to get out some of
the best men now employed In the mill.
The police are on duty at the mill, but find
little to do. The crowds which have here
tofore gathered about the mill gate to greet
the colored men coming from work failed
to materialize yesterday.
Manager Everson was seen yesterday
evening and when asked how he was suc
ceeding In operating the mill said: "I am
pertectly satisfied with the progress we are
making. We are running 20 furnaces and
got a full turn out of the 10-inch mill to
day. We havo lighted up the fires in the
pipe mill and will bu ready to start up
Monday. This denartment will be run by
our old men. We have quite a number of
them employed now fixing up. We are re
ceiving new men all day long. Since dinner
time three puddlers have come in and been
encaged. We will-have no trouble from
thfs ou. Every day will be better than the
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