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the Bepublican National
ommittee Seen, Says
nillon Disston Says the Carnegies
Kefused to Contribute.
Republicans Hopeful of Carrying
the Empire State Both Sides Profess
to Be Pleased With the Outcome of
the Registration All Busy With
Pencil and Paper, Flouring Out a
Majority A Chinese Puzzle That
Always Comes Out Satisfactorily to
the Solver Some Important De
cisions as to Voters' Bights Under
the Baker Ballot Law Political Sen
sations in Colorado and Ohio.
tf FECtAI, TFLXORAM TO TUB DISPATCH. 1
Kew York, Oct 30l Chairman Carter,
if the Bepublican National Committee,
ienied to-day that he or any members of
ho committee had been in communication
rith Chairman H. C Frick, of the Carnegie
Steel Company, Liniitel "This story,"
Mr. Carter added, "was obviously pat into
jirculation for the purpose of exciting a
ireiudice against the committee and the
cause it represents, and of diverting atten
tion from the real issues of the campaign.
I do not know whether Mr. Frick was in
' city on Saturday or not, but if he was I
-t see him. In fact, I never bave met
it has he been at any time in con-
n with any member of our commit-
Neither Mr. Frick nor Mr. Carnegie
ought proper to contribute a penny to
ands of the committee."
Ever body Slaking Calculations.
erybody at the Fifth Avenue Hotel to
was busy with pencil and paper, trying
ure the election of 11 arrison on the
s of the Hew York City registration and
ir own opinions' bias. As a natural re
it the problem was always solved to the
.tisfaction of the mathematician.
The managers of the local campaign
tudied ibe registration with much inter
st to-day, and the opinions expressed re
,arding its meaning and probable effect on
he Presidental vote in this city were as
uriad as were the political belief of those
rho gave utterance to them. All are agreed
hat he increase was not up to normal, and
hat if it bad been the registration would
ave been about 330,000. It is but 309,830.
'he decrease is attributed in part to the
ew ballot law, operative for the first time
u a Presidental year.
Republicans Consider It Favorable.
Republicans say that the greatest propor
tion of increased registration is In sections
f the city where the Bepublican vote has
een gradually increasing for several years,
uch as the entire Westside north of
Seventy-second street, which has been fast
coming the home ot well-to-do people,
and in the Twenty-seventh (Harlem) dis.
trict, and especially the western side and
northern end thereof.
A few County Democrats to be found to
day eaid that in their opinion the registra
tion would bave been larger had they been
permitted to run their city and county
Democrats sav that such loss of votes as
an be ascribed to the ballot law won't hurt
them as much as it will their Bepublican
opponents, who, as a mass, are more in
different, they declare, than Democrats to
their privileges of citizenship, and won't
take so much trouble as Democrats will to
learn how to register and vote. Democrats
say that the regit tration in the strong down
town sections of the city which are strongly
Democratic has been large, and point to
this as evidence that the Democrats in the
city have gone to the polls in force.
President Brookflrld Simply Smiles.
President William Brookfield, of the Be
publican County Committee, would do
nothing more than smile blandly at refer
ence to the city registration, and says that
the Republicans are perfectly satisfied with
it. Barney Biglin said that the increase is
in Bepublican sections mainly and Frank
Baymond Eaid that he thought the same.
The rival political managers in Brooklyn
agerly awaited the winding up of the reg
istration yesterday, and now that the en
rollment has been completed they will be
absorbed for a few days in a critical study
of the figures. The total enrollment, after
a careful revision, foots up 181,423, which
is an increase ot 22,997 over last year, and
25,229 over the last Presidental year. The
increase cannot be considered as more than
normal, in view of the steady growth of
Peculiarities of a Presidental Tear.
A Bepublican manager said to-day: "The
registration figures clearly indicate an in
creased Bepublican rote this year. It is
only In a Presidental year that we get out
our fall Tote, and from the reports received
it headquarters from the Registration Com
nlttees In the various wards, I believe
here will he very few stay-at-homes In the
Republican ranks this year. We polled 63,
8 votes for Fassett last year, and I think
o will poll 75,000 for the Presidental candt
late tlilB year. Conceding that the Demo
rats will poll 8,000, it will place their ma
inly iu the city at 13,000 ana give Mr.
eveland about 5,010 In the county, I don't
elievo these figures will be much out of the
A Demociatlc manager explained: "We
uvo vi atched the registration figures closely
omdaytoda as tliey came In and hae
eq that the Republicans are coming out in
iree this yoar. There are Bepublicans who
sver come out except at a Presidental elee-
nn and there are other Republicans who
ouldn't register or vote last jeai tnrouprh
isgust at allowing the World's Fair to co to
hicago, but are gistered this year. I will
dmit on the surfaoo that a survey of each
lection district tells slightly in favor of the
tepublicans, but this I believe will be more
ban offset by defections from the ranks this
'ear and the contesting foroes will stand
iractlcally iu tho same position in which
ihey stnod at the last election."
This week is going to be a period of great
political actl ity, and tho rival campflres
Mill be burning brightly each night over the
city. To-morrow night Governor McHtnley
111 spenk for the Republicans at the It in It
Ex-Governor Campbell, or Ohio, will enthuse
the Republicans at the Academy on Wednes-
y, and on Thnrsday nljlit tho Republican
ists will have their closing parade.
Democrats Jtalnbow Chasers.
Richard CroLer said to-day of the New
York City registration that he was qulte.eat-
lsfied with the result and saw in it no occa
sion to change his views as to Mr. Cleveland
getting snch a plurality In this city as -will,
-with the aid of the other Democratic coun
ties south or the Harlem, meet and over
come the county plurality for Harrison. He
inado no estimate of the probable Demo
cratic plurality in the oity.
Commissioner Gilroy said: "I have no
hesitation in saying Mr. Cleveland will have
at least 75,000 plurality in this city. I will
not be surprised to see Mr. Cleveland's plu
rality In the State equal that for Governor
Flower last year. He will receive a larger
plurality In this city than Governor Flower,
did. The statistics of tho registration are
extremelv satisfactory me. 1 consider that
we will have our full vote registered."
In referring to the registration by districts
Mr. Gilroy said: "The i egistration, as will be
seen. In the lower dlstrlots is very large, as
for Instance the First district, with 9,225; the
Second district, with 12,843; tho Third dis
trict. 9.316. and the Fourth district. 8,308,
which will not cast more than 2,000 Bepub
Gilroy Grinning About His Walkover.
Mr. Gilroy said that if In New York com
parison was made with last year's registra
tion, as is being done in tbo countiy, the fig
ures would show an increase of 49.000. He
nddod that the Democrats of 'the United
States may be assured that Now York will
do her whole duty, and he can say person
ally that Tammany Hall never was nor
could it be more loyal to a candidate than it
is this year to Mr. Cleveland. "We are
making practically no campaign of our
own," said he. "It is a 'walk-over.' All our
energies are devoted to the national ticket,
and we will demonstrate to the country
what we can do."
John J. ScannelL the leader of the regular
Democracy in the one supposed hide-bound
Bepublican Assembly district the dlstriot
liich has had one avenue block irom
lurtn avenue to Lexington avenue shaved
off its entire eastern side and tbe territory
between Fourth and Seventh avenues,
north of Twenty-third street to Fourteenth
street, added to it said to-night that be had
every reason to be gratified at tbe re
sult of tbe registration in his district.
"In going over the registration by election
districts" said he, "I discover a lack of Re
publican registration. It seems to me that
the Bepublicans have not gone to tbe regis
tration places in anything like the propor
tionate number in which the Democrats
have." Mr. ScannelL with Mr. Gilroy, said
he felt justified in predicting a plurality for
Cleveland and Stevenson in this city of
SENATOR SHERMAN SERENE.
He Thinks New York Will See a Mighty
Battle of Ballots Hopeful That Harri
son Will Be the Victor Be Has No
Donbts at All of Illinois Remaining Be
publican. MANSFIELD, O., Oct. 30. Special.
Senator John Sherman, who has been on
the stvmp in New York and Wisconsin for
some weeks past, has returned home to do
some speaking in the Congressional dis
tricts oi Eastern Ohio. When asked to
day to give an estimate of results in the na
tional contest, particularly with reference
to New York; he said:
"Well, really, I haven't made the status ot
this contest a specialty, and perhaps my
estimates may not boas accurate as you
desire In ceneral I believe Mr. Harrison
will be re-elected, and as New York goes so
goes the general result. In reference to
New York," he continued, "I was in, that
State until two weeks ago, and there is
where there will be a mighty battle of bal
lots on the 8th of November. The Demo
crats are setting a w orthy example in the
city by tbelr thorough organization, aDd it
is to be feared that if Tammany and the
County Democracy cau arrange to combine
on the national ticket Mr. Cleveland will
stand a fair chance to carry the State. In
the country districts I found that the Be
publicans vuire being awakened to a real
izing sense of the near approach of the de
cisive struggle at the polls, and I think they
will be prepared for iu Taking tne situation
as a whole, as things now are, or were when
I came away, I think Mr. Harrison will win
""How about Indiana?"
' Harrison's Own State All Bight.
"I don't know much about tbe situation
there,'t was the reply, "but I can discover
no good reason why Mr. Harrison should not
be as strong there now as ho was four years
ago. The people of the President's own
State, so far as I have had tbe opinions of
representative people, are entirely well
satisfied with his administration, which has
been a success in every particular."
"What will be the effect of the so-called
free silver craze in the est?"
"On account of tbe plank, in the Bepub
lican platform with reference to the free
coinage or silver," said the Senator, "there
is a possibility of the electoral votes of Kan
sas, Nebraska, the Dakotas, Montana, Ore
gon and Nevada being cast for Mr Weaver
or Mr. Cleveland; hardly the latter, because
he is really too so md on sliver. There is a
possibility, not to say a probability, that
several ot these Western Statos will be ear
ned by Weaver, but tbe most of them, I be
lieve, will be found all right after the ballots
"Out in Illinois," continned the Senator,
"the Democrats are straining every nerve
and exhausting every resource in nil effort
to carry tbe State I was in Cbicago several
days ago, in consultation with some of tho
Bepublican leaders, and I was asnred that
there is no more likelihood of the Democrats
shifting Illinois now thau there was four
j ears ago. Of course there has been a won
derful increase in the nomilatlon of Chicago
since then, and in this, the Democrats claim,
lies tholr hope of carrying the Suite. But
our friends tell me the Bepublicans have
fully held their own in this enlargement of
New York State Vitally Important.
The Senator concluded with repeating the
observation that the man who carries New
York will be the next Piesident. "But,"
added he, "even this is in a measure condi
tional. If we were sure the Northwestern
States would be in line, Harrison oould lose
New York State and still be olected, as the
newly admitted States and the incicase in
population has increased tho electoral col
lege 28 votes."
In this connection It may be stated that
what has come to be recognized as a chief.
element oi aanger to tne success or a. G.
Johnson, the Republican opponent or M. D.
Harter in the Congressional contest in this
district, is tbe record of his antl-Sherman
utterances and bis avowed hostility to the
Baldwin University at Oberlln. On this
subject Sonator bberman refused to commit
"I don't "know anything about the local
Congressional fight, as I bavo been out of
the district all the time for a mouth paBt.
From what I learn at this time I think Mr.
Johnson will be elected, but it will be by a
reduced nmjority this for tho reason that
Mr. Barter's personal qualities and qualifi
cations for the office have gt en him a Btrong
following in the Republican party, and
there Is much disaffection In the partv at
Oberlln, and some open opposition there
A SENSATION DENIED.
Hamilton Disston Says Mr. Frick Hasn
Contributed One Cent.
Philadelphia, Oct. so. Hamilton Disston,
a member or the Advisory Committee of the
Bepublican National Committee, and the
head of the great Disston saw works, to-day
denied that Henry C Frick. the Chairman of
the Carnegie Steel Company, had con
tributed a large sum of money to the Bepub
lican campaign fund during his visit to New
1 ork yesterday.
On tho contrary, says Mr. Disston, Mr.
Frick has absolutely refused to contribute
one cent to the campaign fund.
Colorado Democrats Embarrassed.
DEI.VKR, Oct. SO Dr. A. J. Overholt and
Silas Haucbett, two of the four electors on
tbe Weaver tlcki-t, have refused to permit
their names to be used as the 'head of the
Cleveland Democratic ticket. Their action
is embarrassing, to say tbe least, in view of
tbe tact tbat the Clcvelandltes had with
drawn their electors ana substituted there
for the Populist electors.
An Ohio Chairman Deposed. '
CntcwHATi, Oot. 30. A Mansfield special
ays tbat tbe Executive Committee of the
People's party of Ohio met there yesterday
and removed H. F. Barnes, of Canton, Chair
man of the State Committee, on tno charge
of unfaithfulness to his party, in that fie
tried to sell bis party out to the Democrat
in Northwestern Ohio.
Swearing to Hli-Innocenee.
' BoBToir, Oct. SO Albert N. Hoxie, Prohi
bition candidate for Senator in the Seventh
Suffolk district, caused an article to be pub
lished in yesterday's daily papers charging
A. C Batshesky, Secretary of the Bepub
lican State Committee and Bepublican can
didate for Senator, with attempting to bribe
him by offering from $50 to $2,000 to with
draw in bis favor from tho canvass. Mr.
Batshesky, -who at once denied the truth of
the charges, has now made affidavits affirm
ing his innocence.
OHIO IS ALL RIGHT.
Bepublicans to Have a lively Wlndup
More Interest Now Taken in the Doubt
ful States How Governor MrKinley Is
Hustling for His Party.
Coltjmbus, O., Oct. 3a Special Both
parties in Ohio are entering the home
stretch with confidence. Bach expects to
make the usual showing in tbe State with
assurances that there will be no surprises.
The registration closed Saturday night, and
while there are a great many who will lose
their votes, they are pretty equally divided
among tbe two parties. The Democrats
have arranged for a big demonstration
Thursday evening at which all the organi
zations are to be in line and prominent
speakers are to De present. If he is able,
Judge Thnrman will preside and make a
Tho Republicans, however, will have the
best of the speaking during the closing
week. Tbey have arranged for a fusillade or
oratory In all parts of tbe State, In which,
foreign and the best of local talent will be
engaged, and in the Congressional districts
there will be meetings separate from tboso
which have been arranged nnder the
ansplces of tbe State Committee. Whi'e the
managers of both parties are making special
efforts in the btate all are looking with
greater interest to the doubtful States, and
these will claim the attention on tbe night
Ex-Governor Campbell, who was speaking
in Indiana last week, returned Friday and
spent a couple of days at home under tbe
dlreotlon of his physician, who insisted that
it was positively necessary that he stop for
a few days in the interest of his voice and to
overcome a severe cold which he contracted
in Indiana, Governor Campbell is enthusi
astic over the outlook.
Governor McElnley is doing a great deal
of work. During last week he rode nearlv
8,000 miles and made 40 speeches. Ho spoke
on the Western Beserve Saturday, and came
to Columbus tbat night. This week his
time will be divided between New York and
Ohio. He left for New York Sunday and
will speak at Poughkeepsie Monday after
noon and Brooklyn in the evening. The lat
ter part of the week ho will spend In Ohio,
closing at Canton, bis home, on tbe evening
A TRICK IN FLORIDA.
How Governor Fleming Hopes to Disfran
chise His Political Enemies.
Jacksonville, Fla., Ocu SO. Governor
Fleming, upon application of the anti-Call
faction of Duval county, which was defeated
in the October election by the straight-out
Democracy or Call faction, has
removed from office the tax col
lector of Duval county (straight
out Democrat) upon the charge that be re
fused to receive poll taxes in bulk from tho
representative of the ODposltion after ex
piration of office hours on September 3, the
last day for paying poll taxeB as a pre
requisite lor voting. Tne Governor claims
that the collector should have, leceived
such taxes after office hours until midnight.
S. S. Harvey, State Chairman of the teo
ple's Tarty, aasoits that similar tenders ot
poll taxes alter office hours were made and
relused in other counties throunout
tho State, and that if Fleming's action
is sustained by the courts it will
render the November elections void and
will furnish grounds for contesting tho
count ot tho electoral vote of Florida by
Congress and the election of a Florida Con
gressman, which contests he Is said to be
preparing and proposes to push with this
end in view. Harvey will uike the place
on tbe People's party electoral ticket
vacate 1 by Weeks, who was elected to tbe
btate Senate in the October election. Prom
inent Democratic lawyers say that the
action of the tax colleotor was in accordance
with law, and tbat Harvey's claim Is absurd.
MANLEY ON THE SITUATION.
He Says the Bepublicans Have 210 Electoral
Votes Solid as a Bock.
New York, Oct. 30. Joseph H. Manley,
member of the Executive Committee of tbo
Bepublican National Committee, in an inter
view to-day, spoke as follows regarding the
electoral vote: We can count 316
electoral votes that may be re
garded as sure for the Bepublican
ticket. The Democratic managers, on tbe
other hand, cannot safely count more than
113. While we do not Indulge in any rain
bow chasing, hud while we do not include in
our 21S sure electoral votes a single vote
from the South, there are, outside of West
Virginia, 23 electoral votes in the South that
cannot be siven to Mr. Cleveland except by
the grossest and most glaring and outrage
Asked regarding New York, Mr. Manley
said: "In the great Empire State of New
York It would be folly to say that the Re
publicans are absolutely sure of carrying It.
If the Bepublican vote is polled and every
effort will be made to poll it New York
will surelv give its electoral voto to Mr.
grover;s vote in danger.
Bepublican Leaders Question His Bight of
Suffrage Under the Besidence Laws.
New York, Oct. SO The Bepublican
leaders at tho national headquarters are
questioning G rover Cleveland's right to
vote at the coming election. They are
keeping the matter very quiet and will not
disclose their plans, hut it is rumored that
Mr. Cleveland will be challenged if he at
tempts to deposit his ballot on November 8.
Tbe Democratic Presidental candidate
resides at 14 West Filty-flrst street, the
Thirteenth election district or the Twenty
first Assembly, but did not take up his
residence there till after October 13, whioh
renders it illegal, nnder the 30 days' resi
dence in the district, for him to vote.
SOUS IMPOBIANT DECISIONS.
"What a Voter May Do Under the Baker
Norkistowtt, Pa., Oct. 3a Judge Yerkes
has given his opinion upon the right of a
voter to take a friend Into the booth with him
to mark his ballot. The Judge says tbat if a
man happens 'to forget his spectacles he
cannot be deprived of his vote because he
cannot see, but may call in a friend to help
One who ts unaDle to read may also have a
friend in the booth to tell him how to mark
his ballot; or a voter may, says tho Judge,
have a small ballot marked beroreband,
take that In the booth, and mark the one
given to him by the election officer by com
BY THE K. OF. L.
Members ot ihe Last Legislature Called
Down by Secretary Cafirey.
Harrisburo. Oct. 80. P. F. Caffrey, Secre
tary of the Knights of Labor Legislative
Committee, issued an address this evening
to the workingmen of the State, criticising
the Bepublican members of tbe last session
of the Legislature for defeating measures
advocated by tbe labor organizations of the
Mr. Caffrey devotes considerable space in
his address to a reply to Senator Porter's
sarcastic letter to him a few days atro, de
nouncing him for asking candidates for the
Legislature bow they will vote, if elected,
on measures approved by tbe labor in-
FIFTY MEXICANS DROWNED,
Hundreds Made Homeless and A Vast
Amount of Property Washed Away.
Pueblo, Mexico, Oct. SO. Further particu
lars or damages and loss sustained by tbe
recent overflow of the Saldo riven, in tbe
State of JPaxaoa, have been received here.
Thousands of acres of coffee and cane lands
were inur.datedand fully $300,000 damage to
tboso crops alone was done.
On thl) hacienda of Pedro Cells 000 head
of cattle were caught in tbe torrent of water
and swept into tbe ocean. Fully SO persona
in all lost tbelr Uvea. Fifteen employes on
the Hucienda deYotta were overtaken by
tbo flood while at work In tbe field and all
were drowned. Hundreds ox families were J
In a letter in Which He
Proves Himself Unite an
HE IS FOR FBEE TBADE,
Along With His Party's Platform,
but He Also Insists Tbat
GEOVEE EXPRESSES HIS VIEWS
So Clearly Tbat There Is Little I.ft for tbe
Beadsman to Soy.
TIIE FORCE BILTi DENOUNCED BITTERLY
Charleston, "W. Va., Oct. 30. Adlai
E. Stevenson, Democratic candidate for the
Vice Presidency, has sent the following
letter of acceptance to the President of the
National Democratic Convention:
Charleston, W, Va., Oct. 29.
To Hon. William L. Wilson, Chairman, etc. :
'When, in tho prosence of 20,000 of my
countrymen, 1 accepted tho houorcon lorred
upon me by tbe convention over which yon
presided, I promised to Indicate by letter,
in a moie formal manner, my acceptance or
the nomination tendered me by the assem
bled representatives of tbe Democratic
party of tbe United States. Since that time
I have been engaged continually in the dis
cussion before the poople of many States of
tne Union of the issues emphasized by the
convention nnd represented by our candi
date for President, Grover Cleveland. Op
portunity has thus been dented me to write
with the care I would like the more formal
answer promised toyoui committee.
The full dlicusslon of public questions
commonly expected from a candidate for
Vice President has been rendered less im
perative by tbe complete presentation ot
the Democratic creed by the gentleman
with whom I have tbo honor to be asso
ciated as a candidate on the national tickeu
His treatment of the Issues now before the
country for discussion and settlement was
so complete that I can do little more than
indoise his position andgive it the emphasis
of niy unqualified approval.
He Calls the Tariff a Tax.
The greatest power conferredupon human
government is that of taxation. All the
great struggles of the past for a broader
political liberty have looked toward tho
limitation of this power by right to tax, a
Tight which should always be limited by tho
necessities of government and to benefits
which may bo shared by all. Whenever this
power is used to draw tribute from the many
for the benefit of the few, or when part of
the people ate oppressed in order that the
remainder may piospor unduly, equality is
lost sight of, injustloe hardens into prco
oflcnt which is used to excuse new oxao
tions, and there arise artificial distinctions
which the beneficiaries come to look upon
in due time as vested rights, sacred to them
It is plain that our present inequita
ble system of tariff taxation has pro
moted the growth of suoli conditions
in our laud, favored though it
has been by an industrious and
ontorprising people, a friendly ollmate, a
productive soil and tho hurlleat develop-
.inent of political liberty. If the beneficiaries
or this system ahallioaWov. to add a new
tonure of power to thoto tbey 'have already
enjoyed, tne development of these unfavor
able conditions must continue until the
power to tax will bo lodged in those who
are willing and able to pay for tho perpetua
tion of privileges originally conferred by a
confiding people for the preservation in'
violate of their own government.
He Stands on tho Chicago Platform.
There is no longer pretext or excuse for
the maintenance of war tariff in times of
peace, and more than a quarter of a century
after armed conflict has ceased. Tbo plat
form of the National Democratic Conven
tion demands the reform of this system and
the adoption in its place or one which will
Insure equality to all our people. lam in
full and hearty accord with these purposes.
The convention also declared its position
on the currency question in no unmeaning
words whon It said in its platform: "We
bold to tbe use of both gold and silver as the
standard money of the country, and to the
coinage of both gold and silver, without
discrimination against either metal or
charge for mintage, but the dollar unit of
coinage of both metals must be of equal in
trinsic and unchangeable value, or be
adjusted through international agreement,
or by such safoguaios ot lesislatlon as shall
insure the parity of tho two metals and tbe
equal power of every dollar at all times in
the markets and in payment of debt, and wo
demand that all pacer currency shall be
kept "t par with and ledeemabfe in snch
To this plain and unequivocal declaration
In favor of sound, honest money, 1 subscribe
without reservation or qualification. A safe
circulating medium is absolutely essential
to the protection of the business interests of
our country, while to the wago earner or
the farmer it is all-important that every
dollar, whatever Its form, that finds Its way
into his pocket, shall be of eaual. unaues-
tionedand universally exchangeable aluo
and of equal purchasing power.
Tho Force BUI Forcibly Denounced.
Anotber issne of great moment In the
pending contest is tbe force bill, the magni
tude of whioh cannot be overstated. It may
mean the control of the election of Bepre
sentatives in Congress by tbo bayonet. Tho
Bepublican party, by its acts in the Fifty
first Coneres, and by its platroim in its
late National Convention, stands pledged to
tbe passage ot this bill. That it will be
passed when it has tbo power, no sane man
can doubt. To all our people who desire
the peace and prosperity of our common
countiy this question is all lmpoi tant.
Since my nomination, I have been in eight
of the Southern and Southwestern States of
tbe Union, and bavo tallied with men of all
classes and conditions there. I found a
general and glowing apprehension of evils
which it is believed would lesult from the
passaire of the Lodge bill or similar
threatened legislation. I found tbat the
industries established by Northern capital
durine Mr. Cleveland's administration re
In a languishing condition, that tno immi
gration ot labor and tho Investment of
capital invited to tboso States by their then
peaoeful condition, had in a large measure
ceased. The enactment or the force bill
Into a law, while It would threaten the
liberties of tho entire people, would un
doubtedly retard the material growth of tho
States at which it is specially aimed, would
lnoite in many communities race troubles,
and invite retaliatory legislation, whioh
would disturb property values and discon
tinue and destrov the seoarityof northern
Investments, and Its reflex aotion upon tho
Northern States would result in a conse
quent loss of commercial and trade relations
with the vast territory1 now becoming tribu
tary to their wealth and prosperity.
A Bepublican Senator Quoted.
I say nothing now or the inherent vice or
tbe un-American and revolutionary spirit
involved in tbe Lodge bill, which was pro
nounced oy a Bepublican Senator "the most
infamous that ever crossed the threshold of
the Senate." I appeal to tbe Instinct of
self-interest and to the sense of common
justice In the American people. Tbe era of
good feeling and renewed commercial rela
tions commencing with the election of Mr.
Cleveland in ISM should not be Interrupted
by the inauguration of a policy whioh tends
to destroy popular representation and tho
purity of local self-government, which fur
nishes an Instrument to discredited federal
Sower to perpetuate itself, which seeks to
eep alive sectional Jealoislea and strife,
which threatens important and material in
terests, and which offers no excuse or pallia
tion for its existence except the perpetua
tion in power of a political party whioh has
lost puillo confidence, , ..
i accent the nomination tendered me, and,
should the action of the convention meet
the approval of my countrymen, will, to the
best of my ability, discharge with fidelity
the duties of the important trait confided
to me. Very respectfully,
Adlai E. Stevetsob-.
SHROUDED IN SORROW-
A Sunday of Gloom at the White House
The President Bemains Indoors AH
Day To Besume Public Boutlne Bad
ness To-Day to Overcome His Afflic
tion. Washington, Oct 30. SpeetAl There
is still a veil of sorrow banging over the
White House, for it will take a long while
to blot out of tbe President's memory the
sad recollections of the past week. He did
not go to church this morning, the Presi
dental family being represented at the
Church of the Covenant by Mrs. Bnssell
Harrison and the venerable Dr. Scott,
- The President spent the creator part of
the day in big library with Private Secretary
Halfoid and his ohildren. Several of tbe
executive clerks were on hand prepared to
go on with some or the routine business
which had accumulated on their desks dur
ing the past ten days, but the President said
it could watt until to-morrow.
This la a mass or publlo business to be dis
posed or oy the President, and be realizes
tbat the surest way to overcome his domes
tic affliction is to try and become absorbed
In his public dntles. He will soon bo ex
pected to begin the preparation of his an
nual mestace to Congress. Nearly all or tbe
Cabinet officers are at work unon tbe annual
l eports w Men lorm the basis of his message.
Ho can find but little relief in brooding over
his troubles, and bis family and bis personal
friends are disposed to do everything in
their power to divert his mind from his
For more than ten days the Presldont has
been unable to give due consideration to
the nnmeious questions leferred to him for
decision Private Secretary Halford very
prudently refused to annoy htm with execu
tive matters under tbe circumstances, bnt
now it is to his advantage, from every stand
point, to become engrossed in the affairs of
State, and thus be relieved from dwelling
upon his personal affliction. The political
situation also reouliea some attention from
.him, for his managers have retrained from
consulting him on the subject of lte, al
though there are various propositions pend
ing which need his approval before they
can be put into practical oporatlon.
Bestowed Upon Poor Fire Sufferers "With
. No Unstinting Hand.
Milwaukee, Oct. 80. Tho city is still with
out fnel or lighting gas, and will be for a
week. Burned-out people, some batless,
sope even shoeless, others shuddering in
their coats and totally insufficient wearing
appai el, throneed continuously all the day
to tho Athensoum building. The women
bad converted the basement into a whole
sale establishment tor all the needy who
come to their doors, and not one wont away
empty-handed. Contributions had poured
in trom people in all sections of the Last
side. There were two or three long tables loaded
down with a stock or footwear, besides
which the finest shoe establishment in Mil
waukee would pale Into insignificance for
vailety of size and Uylo and jor quantity as
well. There weie heaps of coats nnd
trousers, dresses, skirts, women's wear of
every description, fall socks nnd warm caps,
children's dresses and baskets of dainty
linen. The , women ln tbe Seventh
and First wards had evidently gone
through their wardrobes without discrim
ination. Costly wraps and handsomo dresses
that had suffered little wear were offered
upon charity's altar with no stinting hand.
Wives had exploited their husband's closets,
and their dressers, too, that was evident.
The men's clothing looked very new. There
were trousers with the fashionable crease
down the middle, shirts with tbe laundry
slip around them, overcoats tbat had done
no great service, and, what wa? yet more
remarkable, patent leather shoes,
' THE FAIS AGNES DENIE3
That She Wanted Money for a Love That
V O1 Wa lfot Returned.
New Yora, Oot. SO. Tho click of a type
writer wai heard all yestordny In tbe apart
ments or if iss Agnes Huntington in tbe fifth
Boor of the Windsor Hotel. A'young nian
was pounding out denials for all the news
papers or the story published yesterday to
the effect that Miss Huntington's engage
ment to Paul D. Cravath had squashed a
breach of promise which tho lady contem
plates bringing against II. La Barre Jnyne,
u. Philadelphia lawyor and society man.
When a reporter sent up bis card to Miss
Huntington he wua invited upstairs, but
Mr. Cravath met him at the doot of Miss
Huntington's rooms with the type-written
denials. "Miss Huntinirton feels a delloaov
-in talking of the matter herself," said Mr,
cravatn. -sne aoes not aeny that sue was
on 'aired to Mr. Jayne and, naturally, since
the engagement is broken off, she wants her
letters to mm. And for this pnrpose alone
she put the matter in the hands of Jud-o
KNOCKED OUT BY A OOAT.
A Friend of Governor Hogg's Now Unable
to Stump for Him.
Sequih, Tex., Oot. 30 ISpeetaLJ Ex-Governor
John Ireland has been prevented
from entering tbe State campaign in behalf
of Governor Hogg, on account of injuries
which he received from a vicious billy
goat. The bearded animal was kept in a
pasture adjoining tbe ex-Governor's home.
A few mornings ago Mr. Ireland was cross
ins the pasture in bis usual dignified stj le,
when the billy goat struck him with lull
forco Irom the rear.
The Texas statesman was knocked down
and repeatedly struck by the goat. He
made vain endeavors to ward off tbe blows
with bis feet, but was not successful in
doing so. He was rescued by neighbors and
taken to his home, whete he has since been
A MESSIAH IN DANGER.
The Indians' Falso Prophet Warned Not to
Stir Up Trouble.
Boise, Idaho, Oct. SO. Special. The In
dian Messiah at Walker Lake, Nevada, has
sent emissaries among the Idaho tribe urg
ing them to lnausurate ghost dances and to
prepare for war In tbo spring. The runners
who have reached this State, however, have
been very coldly received, the Idaho tribe
Lbeing satisfied with their lot and afraid to
Ultimo as luey uiu. iu xow.
Sergeant Jim, a leader of the once terrible
Bannocks, now living on tbe Fort Hall res
ervation, near Pocatello, declares the Mes
siah will soon be assassinated if ho does not
cease to stir up trouble. Jim. declares tbat
the red men or the far West want no more
trouble with the whites, and the Bannocks
will certainly take steps to have tbo false
prophet killed If he sends more runners into
EELEA8ED FE0M THE PN.
A Noted Wheeling Criminal Who Bobbed
His Father's Bank.
Wheewko, Oct. 31. ISpeciaL Harry Sey
bold, of this city, w as released last night
from the penitentiary at Moundsville, hav
ing been pardoned by the Governor. He had
bix months to serve on a three-year term.
Seyboldis the son of tbe cashier of the Bank
of wheeling, and was individual accountant
in tbat bank. One night he stole a roll of
over $30,000 from the bank's vaults and threw
It carelessly in the garret of his house.
When he was arrested his father Decame
his bondsman. The young man Jnmped bis
ball and fled to Kansas, but was brought
back, when he accused the son or tho Presi
dent of tbe bank of complicity, but it was
easily shown that he was lying. He goes
iree now because his health is said to bu
suffering from: imprisonment.
THE BALLOON HITS THE PABACHUIB.
Aeronaut Drlscoll Injured by au 80-Foot
Fall at Harper, Kan.
Haepbb, KaV-, Oct. 80. L. N.-Drisooll, an
aeronaut, was latally injured while making
an ascension at this place yesterday after
poon. When the balloon had reached a con
siderable height It suddenly collapsed.
Then Driscoll started to coma down in his
At a height of 80 feet the balloon struAc
the parachute, knocking It sidaways and
earning the balloonist to fall td the earth.
When ploked np DrisooU was insensible and
lila lnj dries woro pronounced fatal
THE SITUATION CHORUS: "THAT'S MINE I
MURDER FOR POLITICS.
Desperate Encounter Between Par
tisans in Rorth Carolina.
A CAMPAIGN SPEAKER ATTACKED
Sj a Mob That Had Threatened to Assas
sinate IHm if He fpoke.
FITE MEN KILLED AND MANY W0DNDED
Baxbigh, M". G, Oct. 3a Bev. Dr.
George W. Sanderlin, State Auditor, re
turned to-day from a canvassing tour west
of the Blue Bidge Mountains, in this State.
His trip was through Mitchell and Yancey
counties, which are on the Tennessee
border. He had an appoint
ment to speak at Burusville,
county seat of Yancey. A gang of
desperadoes in that county had sworn that
no Democratio speaker should be heard, and
when they found that Dr. Sanderlin was to
speak, determined to assassinate him.
Bnrnsville Is a small, typical mountain
town, and on tbe day of the speaking a very
large crowd gathered, coming from all parts
of the county on horseback. It is said a
number of East Tennessee desperadoes were
also present, as well as some irom Mitchell
The speaking was conducted in the Court
House,and the room was well tilled. There
was a large crowd outside, composed of Be
publicans, who renewed the old threats and
seemed determined to have a row. Their
leader was Bud Parrot, a noted desperado.
who was for a time an outlaw. To him was
assigned the duty of killing Dr. Sanderlin.
Attacked by a Desperate Mob,
The latter was a soidlor in the late war, on
tbe Confederate side. He was informed of
tbe threats- or tbe mob and its donperato
attitude, but the Democrats who filled the
Court House assured him that be should be
heard and receive lull support nnd protec
tion. Soon after ho began his spoooh there
was a commotion a? the Ioor of the court
room. This, was caused by tbe entrance of
Bud Parrot, who was armed with a bowie
knife. He'at once began to cuise Sanderlin
and swore he would kill him. While speak
ing ho attempted to elbow Li way towurd
Sanderlin along the aisle through the crowd.
A number of Democrats seized Parrotand
rushed him toward the outer door of the
Court Houso. As soon as tbe door was
opened Parrot's gang rushed to his aid. and
many pistols were fired. Knivea were
drawn, stones were thrown, and a desperate
fijht raged on tho steps of the Court House
and in front of the building.
A number on both sides were shot or cut
with knives. The Democrats, however, not
the best of this encounter and drove tholr
assailants away Irom the building.
Dr. Sanderlin then resumed bis speech.
Suddenly tho attacking party reassembled
in force, and two of tbelr number forced
their way into tbe courtroom, but wore in
stantly seized nnd thrown out, Thon the
fight was lesumed more desperately than
At Least Five Men Killed. .
Parrot was shot twice through the body
and killed, while a Democrat named Phillips
was so badly cut with a bowie knife tbat he
died shortly afterward. Three other men,
whose names Dr. Sanderlin did not ascer
tain, were also killed. More than a dozen
men were seriously injured with bullets or
Dr. Sanderlin says that on leaving the
Court House the soenes reminded him of his
war experience. The dead and wounded
men were lying everywhere. There was
gieat excitement in the town. Some of tbe
desperadoes had left tbe place and it
was at onco suspected that they would
He in wait along the road and endeavor
to ambush and shoot Auditor Sanderlin. A
large escort of mon was made up to take Dr.
Sanderlin safely to the railway station,
which is some distanco away. It was dis
covered that a number of the Auditor's ene
mies were in ambush waiting to kill him,
but tholr object was thwarted by the body
guard of Democrats.
WHEAT OUGHT TO RISE.
All the World Short but tho United States,
and Not Overmuch Here.
New York, Oct. SO Tho Amcncm Agricult
untt, in its November number, prints an
elaborate review of the wheat si tuition. It
points out that exports from India are fill
ing off, that Russian wheat is being held for
an advance and tbat the surplus for export
from Australasia and South America is very
small. The world's reserve supply is by no.
means made up by last year's heavy yield
in the United States, and the replenishing of
these reserves accounts for our enormous
exports and the active foreign market at
The AgrieuUuriiVt verification of the re
turns for lbB-2, by conference with State
ftgencles for orop statistics, whero such
exist, and by its oun stem of reports,
indicates a total " heat crop for 1891 oi 491,
434 000 bushels. It claims that tho area of
wheat has been greatly exaggerated, the
yield per acre untlateitimnted nnd thv total
crop reported at 5 to 15 per cent more than
was actually barvestod.
THEBE'Uu BE LQIS 07 WHISKY.
Cheap Corn at Peoria and a Big Demand for
Peoria, III., Oct. 80. There has been
almost unpreceJented activity leceutly
among the distilleries. The larze rccuipts of
corn have gradually depressed tho price of
corn until it i now selling at about 40 cents
a bnshel, fully one-third less tbun last
spring. The distillers are taking advan
tage of tbe law price or grain to lucrenso
tbe ontput of tbelr plants to a very larje
Tne officers of the Whisky Trust report
that tbey bave noil only increased tholr out
put here largely but have also started up
some of the Cincinnati distilleries, which
have been idle for some time past, and tho
Calumet alstlllery at New South Chicago.
The output of the Shureldt distillery at
Chlcacro has also been largely Increasml, and
tbe officers of the trust contemplate resum
ing operations in the other ldlo plants at
Chieaga They bslleve that tbe market will
absorb all of the Increase readily, as the de
mand for whisky has been rerv active for
( some time put,
BRAVE CAPT. HAMILTON, '
Of the Ill-Starred Boumama, Made a
Heroic Attempt to Bescue His Wife
He and Lieutenant Booke Too Badly
Hurt to Tell Their Story.
Peniche, Pobtugal, Oct, 30. The
coaqt of this region is strewn for miles with
wreckage and goods from tbe cargo of the
steamer Boumania, which was wrecked on
Thursday night. Coast guards were pro
tecting goods thrown ashore by the waves.
It is supposed that tbe heaps of debris bide
many bodies. It is reported tbat Lieuten
ant Booke, one of the survivors, has identi
fied the remains ot Mrs. Kelly, Lady John
ston, Miss Dunlop and other ill-fated passen
gers. Captain Hamilton, the rescued In
dian officer, and Lieutenant Booke are both
too til to give coherent narratives of tbe dis
aster and their experiences.
The former is liable to swoon when he at
tempt! to recount events of the past few
days. He is still hopeful that bis wife was
saved, although his hope is not justified.
Tbe ltonmania was jammed on tbe rocks
broadside on, and was swept from stem to
stern by a tremendous sea. The ship's offi
cers were on the bridge when she struck
and were the first to perish, being swept
overboard by resistless waves.
The wildest confusion reigned. Tbe cow,
passeneers and lascars aboard entirely lost
tbelr heads. The boats quickly filled with
water and were swept away before any at
tompt to lower them could be made. Many
of the passengers were too 111 to make any
effort for their own safety. Others rushed
to tbe deck and olambored on tbe bridge in
the vain hope of escape, but the waves
swept all of tbem overboard. 8till other
passengers are supposed to have perished in
From such broken statements as can be
elicited from Captain Hamilton, It appears
that be made a heroic effort to save Ills wife.
Both were carried overboard together, and
he supported her till his strength failed and
she was torn from his grasp. Ha then lost
consciousness, which he did not regain till
he found himself cast up on the beach,
terribly bruised and exhausted. Lieu
tenant Booke had a similar escape, and tbe
survival oi ootu oiucers seems wcii-nign
miraculous. AH the survivors are so cut
ano bruised that they can hardly walk, and
none of them except the two officers named
appears to know anything about their
escape, except tbat they weie washed over
board and thrown upon tbe beach half dead.
Tbe two survivors were seriously injured
aud are how in a high fever.
NIAGARA'S SUDDEN RISE.
The Tunnels on Both Sides Flooded, Driv
ing Out the Workmen A FecuUar Phe
nomenonGreat Damage to Works on
,,. Both Sides or the River.
Niaqaha Falls, Oct. SO. Without warning
last night Niagara river rolled up its waters
In the gorge below the Falls, and within a
few nours the river had risen noarlylSfeet
and the water was sweeping over the dooks
of the Maid of the Mist Company on Doth
the Canadian and the American sides of the
stream. The rise was so sudden that the
workmen at the portal of the great Ameri
can tunnel had barely time to reach a place
The damage to the tunnel was considera
ble. The water will have to be pumped out
and it will take nearly a week beloro the
workmen can return to work. Tbe damage
was still worse on tbe Canada side of tho
river, where a tunnel is belnir constructed
on Table Book for an electric plant to run
tbe Canadian Electric Ballroad along the
shore of the river. Wheel pits had been
sunk to the depth of 60 or 70 feet.
Valuable machinery, boilers and derricks
were located on tbe rocks. The river broke
over the barricade and. deluged tbe fine
plant, carrying away all the maoblnery and
filling the wheel pits. The large gang of
negroes employed there had timely warning
This sudden rise is attributed to the strong
west winds that have prevailed along the
lakes this week. The river Is slowly falling
Train Wreckers Almost Cause a Terrible
Disaster at Parkersburg.
Pabxeksburo, W. Va., Oct. 30 SpteiaLJ
A villainous attempt was made to-night to
wreck an accommodation runnlnz from Bal
timore to Cincinnati on tbe Baltimore and
Ohio Ballroad. The pins were pulled out of
the switch at Buley's siding, near the Cen
tral station. When the train struck the
switoh the express ana baggage cars were
thrown off and the locomotive turned bot
tom up over a 20-foot embankment. The
two cars were thrown anaiasta lumber plat
form, which prevented them from following
Two passenger couches were thrown off
but not badly smashed. Beyond a few se
vere but not dangerons bruises, no one was
hurt. The condition of tbe traok showed
tbat before pulling tbe switch-plus the
wreckers had tried to pry up tbe rails.
HARDSHIP DROVE HIM MAD.
A Jeannetto Survivor Shoots His Niece,
His Wife and Himself.
Bav Frahcisoo, Oct. !0. Early this morn
ing James B. Bartlett, one of the survivors
of the Jeannette expedition, shot and
killed his wife's niece, Lottie Carpenter;
shot bis wife, and then shot and killed him
self. Mrs. Bnrtlett was arousrd by a pistol
shot in her niece's room, and, as she rushed
out into the hall, she met her husband, who
without a word shot her through the shoul
der, inflicting a painful but not dangerons
wound. He then shot himself.
Since bis return from tbe Arctlo regions
Bartlett's mind has been weak, as tne re
sult of hardships experlonced, and yester
day he threatened to murder his wife and
A CORPSE IN 12 PIECES.
Paris Claims the Latest Blood-Curdllng
Paris. Oct. 30 A terrible murder was
brought to light in this city to-day. The
body os a young woman cut into 12 pieces
was discovered in an empty bouse in tbe
Bue Botzaris near the Pare dea Battes,Chau
mont. The head of the body had been cut
off and could not be found. There is intense
excitement, not only in the neighborbood
where the tragedy was enaoted.but through
out the city.
Two men suspected of Dcine the murderers
have been arrested. The scene of the mur
der is in a quarter inhabited by many
artisans In the northeasterly part or the
city. Not far away are tho great abattoirs
and the cattle market of Paris.
The K. of P. Lose 93,000. ,
Omaha, Neb., Oct, 30. The Nebraska Grand
Lodge, Xnights of Pythias, has Just discov
ered that It lost $8,000 by the failure of the
Alnswortb Bank. Tbe Grand Treasurer of
the order was cashier of the bank and bad
the funds on deDOslt. Hli bondsmen are in.
rolved.so that the order will.loje the entire
AH OLD TRICK
Germany's Military Bill Calls
for More Men and Money
Than Will Be Harl
A CHANCE TO COMPBOMISE
Afforded the Government, Whidh
Doesn't Expect So Mnch.
No Show for tho Emperor to Go to
the People on This) Issue To-Day to
Be a Blgr One for Wlttenbergr How
tho Luther Celebration Is to Be)
Conducted The Emperor to Have a
Goodly Share In It Alt to Have a
Chance to Hear a Sermon of Soma
Kind The Emperor's Speech Not
Yet Placed, Though Prepared.
fBTCABHTO THE DI8PATCH.V
Berlin, Oct. 30. CopyrfyW. Thinks
to the enterprise of the CvelnUche Ztitunj,
the German people bave obtained a clear
idea of tbe military bill, its conditions and
requirements. Tbe preamble, or "begruend- ;
ung" of the bill, states and explains the
principal features of tbe bill. According
to it tbe peace force, including corporals
and privates but excluding commissioned
officers and non-commissioned officers.,abov8
the rank of corporal, will consist of 432;063
men between October 1, 1893, and March 31,
Tbe strength of tbe various branches of
the service during the period in question
will .be as follows: Seven hundred and
eleven battalions of infantry, 477 squadrons
of cavalry, 494 batteries of field artillery,
37 battalions of foot artillery, 24 battalions
of pioneers, 7 battalions of railway troops,
and 2 battalions of transport.
A Great Increase In the Army.
The increase is revealed by comparison of
the above figures with those of the law of
1866: Five hundred and thirty-eight bat
talions of infantry, 4G5 squadrons of cav
alry, 434 batteries of field artillery, 34 bat
talioiis of foot artillery, 20 battalions of
piorfeera and 21 battalions of transport.
The average strength of tbe army is cal
culated in accordance with the principle of
two years' active service with tbe infantry.
The increase involves tbe expenditure of
GG,800,000 marks in a lump sum. Of this
amount 61,000,000 marks will appear in the
budget tor the financial year 1803-94, The
annual recurring expenditure will be 64,
When the new system shall have been
fully developed Germany will have, in
times of war, 4,400,000 men. France, which
has already reached the extreme limit of
her resources, to far as numbers are con.
cerned, and remains only aUttla Beliindi
Bussia in tbe strength of'her army war?
footing, will then have at her disposals
4,125.000 trained soldiers. Thus Germany
will bave a surplus of 275.000 trained soUl
diers to counterbalance partially tbe numer
ical weakness of her allies, Austria-Harp
gary and Italy. 1
Greater Expense Than Could Be Borne.
Many military men say that the simplest
means to tbe same end would be to create a
new organization on an adequate scale, at
tbe same time retaining the three years'
term of service. The, expense necessitated
by the execution of such a plan, however,
would be out of all proDortlon to the em
pire's ability to sustain it, and a person has
only to contemplate the storm of opposition
raised by tbe present bill to realize tnat the
more radical reform in question would be
without the slightest chance of passing tbo
Beicbstag. In tact, the only resort to the gov
ernment was to Its present plan of retaining
tho old-military framework while training
witnin its limits a mucn larger numoer ot
able-bodied men. This purpose is attainah;
oniy uy shortening tne porlou of service.
This Involves no break with the past, asAhe
turcayeara- term is retainea in theory, l i
Men insufficiently trained at tbe end of
tbeir second year may.be beld to tbe colors i
for full three years. The rigidity or tho 1
training win be increased, so tbat on tbe
whole tbe Government believes tbat it will '
have a more carefully disciplined army
under the provisions of the bill than it hai
had before. Therefore, while the number of
mon with the colors will be increased, and
tbelr efficiency will be at least np to tbe
traditional standard of excellence, an estab
lishment will be erected wbich will relieve
tho people of many of their former burdens.
Three Tears' Service for Punishment.
Not only in cases of insufficient training,
however, will infantrymen be prevented
from joining the "Dlsposltionsurlauber" at
tbe end of the second year, but also privates
guilty of crave misdemeanor under the pro
visions of paragraph 13 of the military penal
code will be kept In active service for the
full three years.
The German people have been slow to i
grasp the fact tbat the new bill requires
84,000 additional recruits annually, or alto
gether, the annual enrollment or some 245,
000 men nnder the colors, including soma
11.000 commissioned and non-commissioned
officers. Evidently tne Government- was
not prepared for tho stunning effect which
it proposals have had upon the people. On
every side Is heard the protest that the bill
provides for impossibilities and that the
country cannot bear tho proposed additions
to the military budgets.
The Freuinnlge, under Ensen Rlchter, the
Social Democrats, and many or the National
Liberals have raised a tremendous outcry
against tho bill. The clerical press, by join
ing in tbe protests, shows tbat the Center
has not yet bargained with Caprivi for its
pound of flesh before consenting to belp the
Government. The Conservatives, bowover,
show symptoms of swlnginsr into line be
hind tbe Chancellor. The Radical and Lib
oral dallies are almost unanimous In the
opinion tbat Caprivi is too weak to carry
the bill; that no majority can be obtained
for it in the present Beicbstag, and that tbe
dissolution threatened by Emperor William
is very near at hand.
The Bill Certain to Be Modified.
So confident are the Radical and Liberal
leaders that the bill will be rejected and
Parliament dissolved that they are already
preparing for elections in the constituencies
wbich they hold by small majorities. It is
fairly certain tbat no party not even tho
Conservatives will support the bill in its
present form. Some modification of the ap
propriation must be made, and it is not im
probable tbat tbe Government placed the
estimates a little high in order tbat room for
compromise iright be loft. An in the pres
ent state of public opinion the Government
could gain little by appealing to tbe coun- "
try. such a compromise is likely to be made.
Although no material alterations of the
bill are probable, there maybe considerable
paring and pruning to bring it into a form
acceptable to tho Conservatives and many '
National Liberals. Then some concession
to the Church will probably be traded off
for enongh clerical votes to assure tbe re
The prospective celebration at Witten
berg has stirred np avast deal of Protestant
fervor and Roman Catholic apprehension.
As nothing has been done to relieve tbe
feelings of either party, ProC Harnnck, a
regular instructor in theology in tbe Berlin
University. I'as been made a victim of n
hereay hunt, i which the people of both
fnlths seek tor manifest their seal while'
awnltlnr the event of the Emperor's speeibr "
mi Luther. Jtr '
Arui. uarnaca uas pnuiisuca a oamnhlet'