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FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
They Claim Mr. Cleveland Has
Been Won Over to Their
Way of Thinking.
POLITICS IS THE LEVEE
l-That Is to Be Used to Convene
Congress in the Spring.
The Democrats Need Senators From
Two New States In Order to Be in
Full Possession of the Next Senate
A Short Session In March Would
Admit Arizona and New Mexico and
Cut the Gordlan Knot President
Harrison's Last Message Beady
Little Delay in Its Presentation
Anticipated Sharper Competition
' Threatened Among1 Shipbuilders.
rsriCIAC TELEGBAJl TO THE DISPATCH.
- Washington-, .Nov. 30. The extra ses
sion boomers have set afloat a new report
to assist them in their plans. This time
they say that an unanswerable argument
for the convening of the Fifty-third Con
gress in March next has been found in the
necessity for admitting into the Union of
States the territories of Arizona and New
Mexico, in order that the votes of the Sen
ators from these new States can be had on
'the passage of the new tariff bilL
This remarkable discovery of the extra
session advocates has been brought to the
attention of President-elect Cleveland, who
"has thereupon determined that an extra
session must be called. The argument said
to have been presented to Mr. Cleveland on
this point is as follows: "While it is cer
tain that the Republicans will be in i
minority in the Senate during the Fifty
third Congress, it is not certain that the
Democrats will have a majority. If they
have 41 Senators they will have control
over all by the casting vote of the Vice
President If they fall short of that num
ber they will be dependent upon the votes
of Third party Senators.
Necessity of Gaining the Senate.
'The indications now are that these Third
"party men will vote with them on the re
organization, and generally on the tariff
question, but some complications are apt
to follow if the Democrats are entirely de
pendent upon this outside assistance.
"By the admission of Arizona and New
Mexico in the spring the Democrats think
they can count with certainty on having
four more Senators of their faith by the
time-ihsyare ready to get together again
tin the feJI. The House at tie last session
.passed two bills for the admission of these
Territories, and they are-now tn the hands
of the Senate. Now, if the Senate should
pass them this winter, the Democratic argu
ment for an extra session in March would
be disposed of, but it is not expected that
the Senate will take such action."
It is proposed therefore, that if New Mex
ico and Arizona are not admitted this win
ter Congress may be convened in March to
organize and to act on these two bills only,
eo as to enable the two States to organize
and elect Senators before the time for the
regular meeting ot Congress.
The Complete Scope of the Plan.
The further development of this plan is
to have Congress take a recess as soon as
the neceseary legislation for the admission
of the two. States is disposed of and meet
again in September, when the Ways and
Means Committee shall have a tariff" bill
ready for. action, and to have a final vote
on the bill in the House by the first of Jan
It is nrged that fonr weeks will be long
enough for the spring session, and that the
.business of Congress will be so advanced
that a final adjournment of the first regular
session can be taken by June 1, giving all
the rest of the summer to the members to
rest and prepare for their campaign for re
election. Notwithstanding the specious arguments
of the special session men, a majority of ar
riving Congressmen appear to be in favor of
allowing the new Congress to meet at the
regular time or, at least, to let President
Cleveland settle the matter himself.
Among to-day's arrivals were Senators Da
vis, of Minnesota, Blackburn, of Ken
'tucky, the one a Republican, the other a
Democrat. Senator Blackburn said:
No Need to Decide Till February.
"Just at present I do not see that an extra
session of Congress will be absolutely neces
sary, but I also don't believe that anyone
is wise enough to say at this time that the
question can be definitely decided. The
matter of an extra session should be deter
mined by about February 1, but until then
no one can say definitely what the final de
cision will be."
Senator Davis was unwilling to discuss
the political situation in Minnesota to
night, but regarding an extra session of
Congress he expressed tne Deuel that none
would be called. "Considerable pressure,"
he said, "will no doubt be brought to bear
on Mr. Cleveland to call an extra session,
but I do not believe Mr. Cleveland's good
common sense will be overcome to such an
extent that he will convene the Fifty-third
Congress in extraordinary session."
SHARP COMPETITION AHEAD.
More Shipbuilders In the Market to Bid on
Washington, Nov. 30. pedal.
'Messrs. M. T. Davidson and Charles A.
Moore, of Brooklyn, well-known builders
of machinery for ships and public struc
tures, were here to-day in consultation with
Mr. Scott, ot the Union Iron Works of San
Francisco, with regard to the proposals tor
building new warships to be opened at the
Nary Department on the 18th of next
It is understood the competition for the
work will be sharper and more general
than ever before in the history of naval
contracts. Since the last contracts were
made the shipbuilding industry has been
materially increased by the establishment
ofnewshipvards in various directions. It
is the policy oi mo .navy .uepariment
to encourage the new concerns in
awarding the contracts. Special schedules
will be arranged to assist them so lar as
nnci;h!f Heretofore the buildintr of naval
fcV vessels h been confined to a few private.
shipyards because they alone bad the neces
sary plant; id the meantime, new yards
have been equipped, and they will endeavor
to get a portion of the naval contracts.
THE MESSAGE IS READY.
Final Consultation on It With Members of
Ills Cabinet To Bo Distributed as
Usual President Harrison to Leave. Few
Legacies In the Way or Becommenda
tlons. Washington, Nov. 30. Special The
President and the members of his Cabinet
held a meeting at the State Department to
day to consider the annual message to Con
gress and other executive business. A Cab
inet meeting outside of tbe Executive Man
sion is an unusual occurrence, consequent
ly there was a flutter of excitement
throughout the Department of State this
morning, when word was passed around
that the President and his advisers would
meet in the diplomatie reception room.
There was no ceremony about the Presi
dent's midday visit to the State Depart
ment. Wrapped in a brown melton over
coat and wearing a silk hat with a 6-inch
band of crape, he walked over to the de
partment by way of the west gate. Officials
of the State, War and Navy departments,
who occupv rooms in the east wine of the
building, could hardly believe their eyes
when thev saw the President coming toward
them on foot at that hour of the day. His
messenger soon followed with a portfolio
containing a second "revise" of, the mes
The diplomatic room was in readiness for
the meeting and several ot the Cabinet offi
cers were on hand to receive th: President.
The meeting lasted something over an
hour, and it is understood that the message
is practically completed.
There is not as much interest in the mes
sage now as there would have been had Mr.
Harrison received a re-election. Such
recommendations as he may make will ap
ply merelv to routine matters, as he does
not consider it good form to burden his suc
cessor with suggestions. There will prob
ably be an abundance of that kind ot ma
terial from other sources. Mr. Cleveland
is not apt to hunger for suggestions from
members of his own party.
The message will be distributed through
the usual channels. The press associations
will be furnished with advance copies
under certain conditions, and the news de
partment of the Western Union Telegraph
Company will also be provided with a copy
for circulation among those papers not
members of the press associations Restric
tions are placed upon the holders of ad
vance copies, and they are personally re
sponsible to Private Secretary Halford in
the event of premature publication.
The President was greatly provoked at
tbe premature publication of his messsge
in one newspaper last year, and he threat
ened to discontinue the practice of giving
out advance copies to tbe press associations
and require the message to be sent from
Washington after its delivery to Congress.
He afterward relented, tbougn, and author
ized Private Secretary Halford to follow
the usual custom.
A SHERIFF AFTER CLEVELAND.
Serves a Summons on th President
Fleet After the Day's Shooting.
Exmore, Va., Nov. 30. The chief inci
dent of the day on Broadwater Island was
the arrival ot Sheriff Samuel Jarvis, of
Northampton county, with a summons
which he sought to serve upon President
elect Cleveland. He came over fromth
mainland about 2 o'clock this afternoon,
but was forced to wait until the gnnningr
pariy"retui-aed from the day's sport before
presenting he document. The sheriff was
seen bf a-reporter, but he was unable to
furnish any information except that tbe
summons was to appear before the Chancery
Court at Richmond, Va. He did not know
what case was involved.
He stated that when the summons reached
him for service at Cape Charles City, the
county seat of this county, he regarded the
whole affair as a practical joke. Upon
writing to tbe clerk of tbe court at Rich
mond he received an assurance that the doc
ument was cenuine, and came to Exmore at
noon for the purpose of carrying out bis in
structions. He could give no particulars
on the snbject The ducking party, which
went out in tbe channel opposite High's
Hotel, returned shortly after 4 o'clock and
reported excellent sport.
ARMOR FOR THE MAINE.
It Was Made by the Bethlehem People,
and Stood the Tests.
South Bethlehem, Pa., Nov. 30.
'pedal A ballistic test of plates for two
barbettes of the cruiser Maine, now being
built at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, was held
at Bedington proving grounds this morning,
and resulted in tbe acceptance of 23 plates.
The plates are of nickel steel, but not
Batveyized. Tbe one subjected to test was
ten inches thick. Three shots were fired.
The weight ot the projectile was 250
pounds, and the velooity 1,400 feet per
second. The penetration was 10 inches,
10)4 inches and 10 inches respectively. No
cracks were developed. The effect on the
plate was a conical hole, with a fringed rim
an inch high on the outside.
The first two projectiles used were
Holtzer projectiles, and the last was a St
Chamona shell. In each case the projectile
rebounded and fell 25" feet from the plate.
The charge was G0 pounds of Dupont
brown hexagonal powder. Tbe test was
seen by Commodore Folger, Chief of the
Ordnance Bureau, and Lieutenant Hesse,
military attache of the German Legation.
A MANDAMUS DEMANDED
By an Ohio Politician Who Claims the
Ballot Law Is Unconstitutional.
Columbus, O., Nov. 30. Governor
McKinley is asked to prevent the Secretary
ot State from issuing a commission to L. F.
Ohleger, who was elected in the Stark
Wayne district to fill the unexpited term
ot John C Warwick, deceased, as
member of the present Congress. W. P.
Wasson, of Wooster, accompanied by
bis attorneys appeared before tbe Governor
to-day and made the formal demand. He
claims the Australian law, under which
the election took place, is unconstitutional
because it prevents a free and untrammeled
ballot. Electors cannot vote for any one
they please, but must be bound by the de
crees of one of four parties. Thts'is clearly
unconstitutional, according to his view.
The Governor referred the matter to the
Attorney General, but nothing can be done,
and Mr. Wasson's only hope is to man
damus the Secretary of State. He says he
will take the case to the Supreme Court
and fight it out.
HANGED TO TELEQEAPH POLES.
Alleged Murderers m Louisiana the
Victims of Southern Justice.
Shkevepobt, La., Nov. 30. Two men
were banged to a telegraph pole near Ben
ton, in North Bossier parish, this morning.
Magee and Carmichael were their names,
both being about 33 years old. The
former, Richard Magee, shot and
killed Mrs. Lillie Lingle. The latter
assisted in deceiving Mrs. Lingle
by telling her that Magee was stealing and
selling her hogs, which brought her out
into the yard.
Both men bad surrendered to the Sheriff,
but the, citizens hanged them. Magee was
the husband of Mrs. Linda's adopted
daughter, and hit intention was to rob her.i
PITTSBURG, .THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1,
Is a Moses to lead Her Ont of
the Wilderness of a
A PERILOUS OPPORTUNITY
And the Republic May Be Thankful
That Boulanger Is Dead.
PANAMA SCRAPE THE LASTSTEAW.
Constans, the Only Man Tamed Down
Freycinet's Old Cabinet,
NOW REAPS A DELICIOUS RETENGE
fET CABLE TO TBE DISPATCH.!
Paris, Nov. 30. The cry of France is
for a man a man of strength, courage and
the genins of leadership. Since the inev
itable downfall of the Loubet Ministry, tbe
great necessity is most painfully felL For
tunate it is for the country that Bonlanger
no longer lives and that no other smart ad
venturer is at band to seize tbe opportunity
for a coup de etat That the opportunity
exists, everybody in the last few days has
recognized and feared.
The charges of wholesale corruption
brought against the members of Parliament,
though unsupported by proof thus far, are,
undoubteldy, believed by tbe people. Tbe
popular resentment is so strong that many
believe that President Carnot will author
ize the new Cabinet to dissolve Parliament
and appeal to the country.
It is difficult to describe the intensity of
public feeling. For a long time dissatisfac
tion and disgust over the present regime
have been growing.
The Panama Scandal the Last Straw.
These emotions did not burst into a blaze
of intolerant anger until the stories of
gigantio public fraud in connection with
Panama followed close upon the dynamite
outrage in Rue de Bon Enfants. The pub
lic patience can endure no more. The re
port needs no confirmation that President
Carnot is seriously alarmed over the situa
ation, and that he contemplates radical
measures to satissy tbe righteous indigna
tion of the people.
Tbe outlook is not pleasant Nobody re
gards the proposed new Cabinet as anything
more than a temporary makeshift. Every
body wonders what the Socialist leaders
will do. If they are wise they will do
nothing. Their time has not yet come, but
their temptation is great Some of them
do not want to let the great opportunity
pass without attempting a bold stroke, but
there are greater opportunities coming for
them. To-day's disclosures in the Panama
investigation will further inflame the popu
lar mind, especially the production of
jliSnit-6,-- - """, i-irme
ruption oi tne press ana paoiio omccrs.
Brisson Will Form a Stop Gap Cabinet.
" A'DiSpA'toa!' correspondent met Loubet
this evening. The deposed premier ex
pressed great satisfaction at escaping from
the distractions of his post, but declined to
discuss the political situation till the re
sult of Brisson's attempts to form a Cabinet
are made known.
It is now believed that Brisson will suc
ceed in organizing a Ministry of some sort,
and that he will accept the Premiership.
He continued his political calls to-day, and
it is noted with some, significance that he
did.not visit either Blbot or Freyclnet.
Any attempt to foreshadow the Ministry
is mere guess work. No one looks or a
permanent Cabinet ss the result of the
Now tnat the Cabinet crisis is passed, it
is said by some that everything that has oc
curred within the past three weeks bas been
in consequeuce of M. ConBtans' desire to
become President of tbe Republic and to
avenge bimielt on the Ministers, his late
colleagues. To bring about their fall he
first attacked M. Floquet. He will soon
attack President Carnot in the person of bis
relative. M. Constans accuses him of not
having shown due care in scrutinizing the
report of one of the engineers sent to
The New- Scandal a Bonanza for Constans.
He reckons upon the investigating com
mittee to make it difficult for M. Rouvier,
Minister ot Finance, and M. Roche, Minis
ter ot Commerce, his colleagues who did
not resign, to continue to hold their port
folios. When M. Constans set about it he
found means to compromise all in the
Panama canal affair. It is now known how
General Boulanger, who was looking out
for opportunities, was made corrupt At
the house of the late Baron Reinach is a
volume containing copies of letters. This
book was found in a trunk in which were
the papers of Boulanger, which brought
about his condemnation.
M. Constans, seeing that they had not
sufficient political importance lor a fight
against Boulangism, kept copies of the let-f
ters. Now here are the documents which
have originated all this scandal. At pres
ent less than 100 deputies are compromised.
For all that, there will soon be, also, a
The utter absurdity of the political situa
tion is ridiculous. The hopelessness of the
muddle is the aspect that chiefly strikes the
spectator. Tbe Panama Canal Committee
has expanded into a kind of irresponsible
Committee on Public Safety, the Piesident
of which is forced into the position of head
of the legislative and executive power.
A Committee of Dictators.
The committee, therefore, possesses dicta
torial powers and claims universal obe
dience, although the judicial power, jealous
of its authority, is fighting the committee
tooth and naiL Nothing could better illus
trate the French temper than the tremulous
comment of certain journals in seeking
with bated breath to draw a historical par
allel between Brisson and the incipient
Robespierre. While the press condemns
M. Loubet's weakness, it esteems his cour
age and honor.
A general feeling of relief prevails among
the recipients of Panama canal cash, the
Cabinet crisis postponing the evil day of
their exposure, perhaps permanently. All
kinds of difficulties are hampering the
Panama Investigating Committee, and the
difficulties are likely to increase in number.
The members of the committee are fright
ened at the hatred they will engender on all
sides, and wholesale resignations are talked
ot. Still, M. Brisson is determined to make
a full inquiry.
The Reinach family bas decided not to
oppose any autopsy in the case of Baron
The latest information is that M. Brisson
bas not yet succeeded in forming a Cabinet
He held a long oonterence to-day with 21
Bourgeois, the Minister of Publie Instruc
tion in M. Loubet's Cabinet, and it now ap
Iiears likely that M. Bonrgeois will be the
eadlng spirit of the new Ministry.
Ex-Governor Hoyt Dying.
Wilkesbabbe, Nov. 30. Ex-Governor
Henry M. Hoyt, who has been suffering
from Bright's disease of the kidneys for
some time past, is rapidly sinking to-night
His physician says he cannot live 24 hoars.
TRYING TO MAKE RAIN.
A Series of Desperate Experiments at San
Antonio Thousands of Pounds of Ex
plosives Being Let Go An Fjccltlngt
Time for General Dyrcnfurth.
San Antonio, Tex, Nov. 30. Special
The second of the series of rain-making
experiments to be conducted here by Gen
eral Dyrenfurth and party be can this even
ing at 6 o'clock. The bombardment will
probably be kept up continuously for eight
hours. This will not be the final test unless
the results are so discouraging' as not to
justify the waste of time. At any rate, all
of tbe vast quantity of explosive material
which the expedition brought with them
from New Tork will be fired before they
leave here, as it will be of no use for any
The local weather forecast this evening
was for fair weather, as was also that ot the
Weather Bureau at Washington. It woujd
be hard to conceive better meteorological
conditions for a thorough test than those of
Southwest Texas' this evening. They sky
was perfectly cloudless, and there was but
a slight wind blowing from the south. The
temperature at 6 o'clock was 65 Fahren
heit The old citizens who have for many
years been familiar with Southwest Texas
weather said that it rain comes within tbe
next 21 hours General Dyrenfurth should
be given due credit for it
The principal part of to-day was occupied
in filling the hydrogen oxygen balloons
with the necessary quantity of powerful
explosives. The balloons used to-ntght are
somewhat smaller than those of Friday's
experiments. Each is 12 feet in diameter
and contains 000 cubic feet of gas. When
the bombardment began this evening four
of these balloon were filled and ready to
be released. The ground batteries are
worked much more ranidlv and effectively
than on the former experiment The dis
charges were fired about every thirty
seconds, eight batteries being in opera
tion. The auantitv of roselite for each
discharge is from IS to 20 pounds, and the
concussion is very severe. Four balloons
have already been exploded at a height of
lrom 3,000 to 4,000 feet The concussion of
each was terrific, but no immediate effect
on the atmosphere has been perceptible.
In addition to tbe firing from the batteries
and tbe exploding of balloons there are
three shell guns in action, and 175 shells
and 10,000 pounds of roselite will be ex
ploded by 2 o'clock unless rain should be
produced before that hour.
BROWN PAPER EXPRESSED.
Some One Making a Snug Fortune Out of
the Wells-Fargo Company.
Galveston, Tex., Nov. 30. This morn
ing the same Wells-Fargo express which
brought tbe bundle ot brown paper from
Kountz Brothers, New York, to the Island
City Savings Bank of this city last night,
which robbers substituted lor S10,000 in
good cash, brought a similar package from
the National Bank of New York to Ball,
Hutchings & Co., which should have con
In some respects these packages were
done up in the usual way, but tbe impress
of a round stamp has been erased and that
of a oval stamp bearing the word "Bank"
bad been placed on it There are seven of
these stamps. The seals on the corners of
the' packages, which had been broken when
opened, had been reheated and closed, but
showed the break. There are also boles in
A BLACKMAILER CAUGHT.
-aieoilcaiftv&cj Jli&-'j IM-ji la by-Weansoa
City op Mexico, Nov. 30. The recent
arrest and imprisonment of W. C Nichol
son, a prominent civil engineer nf this city,
upon the charge of attempted blackmail,
have created a a sensation in the American
colony. The charges against Nicholson were
preferred by Wi O. Bradley, who holds an
important position on the Mexican Central
Railroad. He alleges that Nicholson wrote
him an anonymous letter advising him that
the writer was in need of S200, and that
amount mnst be sent immediately in an en
velope by Mr. Bradley to the address of
Henry Smith, Guadlolin Hotel, care of T.
M. Lamor. Unless the amount was forth-
'cotning he would make sensational charges
against Mr. Bradley.
The latter placed tbe matter in the hands
of the police, and the capture of Nicholson
was effected bv means of a decoy letter.
The accused has been in Mexico for the past
several months and was formerly of New
York City. He is now in solitary confine
ment TWO VACANCIES OH THE BENCH
For Governor Pattlson to Fill With Demo
crats Within a Few Weeks.
Habbisburg, Nov. 30. By the death of
Judge Connolly, of Scranton, Governor
Pattlson will have two vacancies on the
bench to fill bv appointment, one in the
Blair countv district, when Judge Dean
will retire in a few weeks, to go to the Su
preme bench, and one in Lackawanna
county. The Blair county Democrats are
equally divided for Augustus Landis, of
Hollidaysburg, and A. V. Dively, of Al
toona, and every day brings letters and
petitions from them to the Governor setting
forth the claims of their favorites.
The fight for the vacancy in Scranton is
expected to be just as lively, as there are
several candidates holding off until Judge
Conaollv is buried.
HE 'W0EKED A BOGUS PULL,
A Booster In Tronhle for Selling to Teachers
Indianapolis, Nov. 30. E. B. Keene,
who has traveled through Indiana for sev
eral years selling supplies to district
schools for the School Supply Exchange of
Chicago, of which he claimed to be Presi
dent, is a fugitive from justice.
The charge against him is obtaining
money under false pretense, in having sold
in advance to applicants for teachers' li
cense bogus copies of the instrnctions to be
submitted on examination day. The extent
ot Keene's operation is not known. He
claimed to secure advance copies of the
questions through a "pull" he had with the
house that printed them.
HUNTING DOWN IHE GHOULS.
A Republican Added to the Committee
Investigating Soldiers' Grave Vandalism.
Indianapolis, Nov. 30. The localities
in Hendricks, Morgan, Putnam and other
counties where the gravestones of Union
soldiers were painted red, continue in a
ferment. Tbe Investigating Board has
been strengthened by the addition ot P. A.
Phelps, a well-known attorney who was
largely instrumental in the suppression of
the Knights of the Golden Circle during
the war. Heretofore the court has had no
Republican representative Tbe Grand
Army posts in the territory affected are as
sisting in the work of investigation.
Be Is Now Well Enough to Go Ont for
Washington, Nov. 3a Ex-Secretary
Blaine is gradually, recovering from bis
He is uo and about the house every day,
and is rapidly regaining his strength. He
is well enough to go out for a drive, but in
view of the unfavorable weather, has not
deemed it prudent to venture in the open
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COME IN OUT
ANNEXATION IS SERIOUS.
A Canadian Government Organ Declares a
Crisis Is at Band Its Reasons for Think
ing So A Time for Canadians to Be
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 30 Special A
surprise if not a sensation was caused here
to-day by an editorial published in the
Journal, a paper that has been recognized as
the organ of the present Government, warn
ing its readers that annexation is looking
serious. In discussing the question it
About 1,000 votes out of 3,000 were cast for
annexation at the big meeting In Montreal
Monday evening. On the heels of this comes
tbe news that the -Liberal Association or
'South Norfolk, in O .tarlo, has declared
straight out for annexation. It Is time for
Canadians who love their country above
any party to he plain spoken. This country
cannot be maintained in wholesome entity
if a party which has gained power loads the
dice to keep itself there. If the other party
finds that It cannot get fair play under our
constitution some or Its members are sure
to turn longingly toward the constitution
under which our neighbors livo.
The Liberals have been misled. There
was a time when no doubt existed of their
loyalty to Canada, and their leaders should
never have given cause for that douDt, and
In a measure their own lack of faith is re
sponsible for their loss In election after
election of those votes that hold tbe balance
or power; but still the Liberals have not
bad lair play, and It Is a question with many
in Canada whetlier they should be given a
trial in power partly in tbe hop9 of giving
a needed lesson to unscrupulous Conserva
tives and partly that a term of trust may
both n ed the Liberals better to the Canadian
idea and pave the way for a relorm of the
abuses and excrescences wnioh have gained
hold In our policy of the sort of oligarchy
wliloh Ioqz continuance In cower has estab-
iVWifl in all.nruuicai anair;,
administration will fight moro lairly than
Its predecessors? Are we to hope that It
will overhaul onr customs tariff with an
honest determination to reduce the burdens
that press, most heavily on odTheadsT Are
'we to hope that either it wlltsecncu- moic
favorable terms of lnter-lmperlal trade, or
else prepare to cut loose from the Empire
altocetlierand hoe our own row to the Det
advantage wherever we cant Are we to
hope that this country's opportunities and
resources' will be so handled as toseenre
tbe Influx of population and capital which
we ought to get! It these hopes are disap
pointed in the next few years tbe Annexa
tionist will be strong enougn to require to
De answered by bayonets.
Ex-Premier Mercier has received an invi
tation from Ontario to take part in the an
nexation movement, but he favors the
independence ot Canada.
COOLEY'S PARENTS NABBED.
They Are Charged With Aiding the" Gang;
and Receiving Stolen Plunder.
Uniontown, Nov. 30. Special The
aged parents of Frank and Jacic Cooley
were arrested yesterday and held in $1,600
bail each for their appearance at the Decem
ber term of court They are charged with
receiving and concealing stolen goods, and
there are seven separate informations
against each of them. Old Mrs.
Cooley was arrested at the Cooley
homestead in George's township yesterday
evening and taken before 'Squire Troder, at
Fairchance, where she entered bail. Lute
Cooley was arrested while in town yester
day, but gave bail immediately and was re
leased. Few people in this vicinity ex
pected the arrest ot old man Cooley, as the
general opinion was that he was not guilty
of aiding bis sons.
Tbe members of the Cooley cane now in
jail and on bail will be placed on trial here
next Alonaay. xne trials win prooaDly oc
cupy several days. There are 63 separate
informations against them. Among tbe
members to be tried are Jack Ramsey, Sam
Yeager, the Cooley girls, Lide Pastorius
and the Cooley parents.
EVEN CORPSES UNSAFE
From the Ravages of the Thieves Who Now
Seem to Own Chicago.
Chicago, Nov. 30. The thieves now in
festing Chicago have begun to rob the
corpses in the City Morgue. Last night
they entered the office and carried off a big
clock. To-day they got into where the
bodies were laid and took a pair of trousers
off the corpse of a negro, who committed
suicide two days ago. They also took the
shoes off the feet of another corpse and car
ried away a large amount of clothing which
had been taken from the bodies ot the un
known dead, and which was kept for the
purpose of possible identification. There
is no clew to the thieves. i
A daring gang of burglars visited the lit
tle town of May Fair, six miles out, last
night and robbed tbe residences of three
well-known citizens, tbe postoffice and the
village store. The total amount of rob
beries, it is believed, is iu the neighbor
hood of 5.000. The thieves usd a wagon
to carry off their booty.
NO EQUITY FOR GAMBLERS.
Losing Bettors on a Doable Cross Prize
Fight Have No Redress.
Columbus, Nov. 30. Edward Mullen
and a party of Buffalo sports brought suit
in the courts here against local gamblers to
recover possession of $700 wagered on a
prize fight which proved to be a "double
cross," designed to appropriate their
Judge Pugh held that courts of equity
were not organized to afford equity to
gamblers in their illegal transactions, dis
solved the injunction previously issued and
discharged the receiver.
A RECEIVER FOB MANSFIELD MILLS.
SIlkeHarter and Other Stockholders Object
to Being; Frozen Out
Mansfield, O., Nov. 3a Special C.
F. Ackerman was this afternoon appointed
receiver of the Hicks-Brown mills, one of
the"snpposed-to-be-solid Institutions of this
OF THE COLD.
city. The concern is solvent, the 5100,000
capital all being paid up and a large surplus
fund on hand.
The minority stockholders brought the
action for the appointment of a receiver,
alleging that John Jacobs, of Massillon,
who owns a controlling interest, had been
trying to lreeze them out Congressman
elect M. D. Harter is one of the minority
stockholders. A stubborn fight is in
BOTH JOBS AND MONEY GONE.
The Same Firm Which Operated a Wire
Mill Owned a Savings Bank When the
Factory Failed It Dragged the Bank
With It The Worklngmen Suffer.
Joliet, III., Nov. 30. The Stone City
Bank, a private institution, suspended pay
ments to-day on account of a run caused by
the shutting down of the Enterprise Com
pany, one of the departments of the big
wire fence industry. The bank is operated
by H. Fish & Sons, and was thought to be
one of the soundest in the State. The
trouble began with the Enterprise Company
confessing judgments for 5183,175 and filing
a trust deed. The Fish brothers, sons of
Henry Fish, with F. H. Cinnell, were the
proprietors of the Enterprise Company. It
is estimated that nothing less than $600,000
will settle the firm's affairs. Tne bank's
affairs are closely identified with those of
the Enterprise Company.
Rumors that the bank was in difficulties
spread through the city, and this morning
there was an anxious crowd of depositors in
line long before the doors opened. The
officials started in to pay the demands of
depositors at the bank, but tbe cash became
exhausted and the doors closed. Many of
the business bouses of Joliet kept their ac
counts at the bank, and its suspension will
HrMlUsOT!lL5S2S!S2'WDJ be the
employes of the defunct mill. Tt ;. nnf ,.
Heved the bank's condition is beyond resus-
viukwuu, uub its assets
locked up, and there, is everyprospecTThac -
its affairs will be straightened out sneedilv.
Its deposits range from $400,000 to $500,000.
As for the mill, it is not believed that
there is any possibility of its resumption.
It employed between 400 and 600 people.
There was tremendous excitement when
these men found out there was no work for
them to-day. They stood around bewil
dered; but when the news of the bank's
closing reached them a riot was imminent,
but quieter counsel prevailed.
ACQUITTED AMID CHEERS.
A Woman Found Not Guilty of Killing
Iler Cruel Husband.
Binghamton, N. Y., Nov. 30. Spe
cial The famous murder case of AdaF.
De Long came to au end this morning at 9
o'clock, when the jury acquitted the
prisoner. The tragedy occurred in this
city on the night of October 10, 1891. Mrs.
De Long found her husband in a saloon
with a woman, drinking, and induced him
to go home with her. On their way they
quarreled, and finally De Long gave her a
severe beating. A bystander separated
them and was knocked down for his
When near their home Mrs. De Long
rushed into the house, got a pistol, and shot,
her husband through the heart, exclaiming
"I cannot stand it any longer." The de
fense was emotional insanity, brought on
by brutal treatment and jealousy. When
the verdict was rendered the Court House
was filled with people who gave vent to
their feelings by cheering.
B00DLING IN COVINGTON.
One Alderman Who Did and One Who
Didn't Becelvo a Bribe.
Cincinnati, Nov. 30. Hon. Harvey
Myers, ex-Speaker of the Kentucky Legis
lature and a prominent member of the Cov
ington bar, was to-dav indicted by the grand
jury for offering a bribe.
Tbe transaction took place some time
ago, and consists in an alleged attempt to
corrupt John Droege, President of the
Board of Aldermen, to vote for the pas
sage of an ordinance giving a charter to the
South Covington and Cincinnati Street
Bailway. Another indictment was found
against Attorney Joel Baker for receiving
a bribe while serving as Councilman, for
the same purpose.
CHOLERA INVITED TO COME
If the Present Immigration Laws Are Not
New Yoek, Nov. 3a Six of the 13
members ot the Senate Immigration Com
mittee met this morning, and adjourned
about 1:30 o'clock. Dr. Cyrus Edson, of
the Health Board, was present during most
of the session, and gave his views on the
cholera question. He believes, he said,
that under tbe existing condition of im
migration laws cholera would invade this
city next spring.
When told that the committee had under
consideration the advisability ot stopping
immigration for a year, he said this course
would be tbe surest one to prevent the en
trance ot cholera to this country.The Senators
have not yet reached any decision upon any
of the questions under discussion.
THREE ORDERS TO UNITE.
Patrlotlo Sons of America and American.
Mechanics Coming Together.
Habrisbubg, Nov. 30. A conference
of representatives' of the Patriotic Order
Sons ot America and the Junior and Senior
Orders United American Mechanics, em
bracing the counties of Perry, Lebanon,
York, Dauphin, Cumberland and Adams,
is being held here to-day to form a union
The chief object of the three orders is the
maintenance of American institutions. It
was decided to have an annual convention
on Labor Day.
Mayor Gourley in a Charac
Bequests the Police
TO CLOSE THE EE30ETS
About Which the U. P. Ministers'
Chief Brown Immediately Complies
All Disorderly Houses Must Be Closed
Before 2 P. M. To-Morrow How the
Leading' Divines of the City Begard
tbe Sensational Movement The May
or's Action Indorsed, bat the Problem
Which Mast Now Be Solved la Re
garded as a Serious One Bishop Phe
lan First to Extend a Helping Band to
the Erring Ones Eev. McCrory Nots
Yet Beady to Beceive the Unforta
nate3 258 Houses and Thousands of
Inmates Affected by the Order A
Vast Amount of Property Involved.
Mayor Gourley has complied with the
wishes of many Pittsburg ministers, and
yesterday sent a communication to Chief
Brown, of the Department ot Public Safety,
requesting him to exercise his authority to
close all the city's disorderly houses. The
order goes into effect to-morrow afternoon
at 2 o'clock.
Tbe issuing of this request came like a thun
der clap. It bad been dreamed of, talked of
asa possibility.butfew thought it would be a
reality. Yesterday morning when it be
came known about City Hall, all other
matters were cast aside. The Mayoralty
fight was forgotten and this great social
problem alone held possession of great and
small minds. There was a diversity
of opinion about it, but opinions
never grew louder than whispers, each
person thinking it best to let time show its
benefits or disadvantages. Finally the
news spread to the streets. The corner
loafers caught np the question, and it is
doubtful if they ever wrestled with so great
a problem. The business man talked it
over with his friends at lunch, and, in short,
before the afternoon was half over it was
the common gossip of the two cities.
The Ministers' Chance to Be Charitable.
As soon w Chlet Brown received the
Midi's request, he notified Superinten
dent O'Mara ot tbe communication. O'Mars
at once issued an order to his subordinates
to have all the houses closed at 10 o'clock
in the evening. All ths special- .afouoa
tarter! ont to serve the notices. At 2:30
l cnier ihuwu l-mrBuprliltendent O'Mara
called" off Mayor Gourley. They told him
what had been done. Mayor Gourley
thought the action too swift and told the
gentlemen so. He said there was nothing
in his communication that would necessarily
bring about such a speedy comoliance. To
Mayor Gourley's mind it was barsh to turn
the women out ot their homes with so little
notification. He thought they should at
least be given a chance to take advantage of
the offers made by the good ministers of
Pittsburg. Mr. Brown thought it would be
best to extend the time. He said the
preachers and other charitable persons who
Had asked for this condition had pledged
themselves to aid the women in every
way they could. They were will
ing to lift them up and teach
them a new life. With these facts
in view Chief Brown thought that the min
isters should be given an opportunity to
take these women into their homes and
treat them as their own children.
A Reprieve Is Granted.
After this consultation tbe first order was
revoked. The final edict issued allows the
houses to be used as a habitation
onlv until 2 o'clock to-morrow after
noon. Then every one ot the 253
houses must close and keep closed
indefinitely. Officers were sent out with
this last notification about 3 o'clock. By 6
o'clock three of the best known resorts of
the city had been deserted. At 10 o'clock
last night 90 per cent of the houses bad
gotten their marching orders, and, as the big
bell in City Hall tower rang out the mid
night hour, the last resort had formally
closed its doors to the public
Tbe closing order was received in almost
every conceivable way by the inmates of
these houses. For the" past six months it
has been gossip that such an order was to
come, but not a proprietress thought the
time bad come when the officers arrived at
her door last night At nearly every place
the officer's business was regarded as a joke
until he had impressed upon the women'i
minds the reality of the move. When they
found that this new condition
in their lives had been ar
rived at, many of them outwardly laughed
it off, but not a fer of them shed bitter
tears. Many queer scenes presented them
selves as the evening wore itself away.
The portion ot the city most densely pop
ulated with these women was literally on
wheels. Along the streets could be seen
moving wagons piled high with household
goods. The timings, many of them,
looked out or place in the lower
parts of the city, for from ;ap
pearance the goods seemed as though they
had come from the homes of the most fash
ionable and richest people of Pittsburg.
Going No One Knew Where.
Here and there express wagons could be
seen lumbering along bearing solitary
trunks. Where they went no one knew.
The streets were thronged with women,
seemingly putting !n tbe time. There were
over BOO of them at the different theaters.
Some few of them left town last night, go
ing to their own homes in surrounding towns
and distant cities. Many of the women
were leading this life mnder dis
guise, their parents thinking they were
employed in the citj as domestics and shop
girls. This class will mostly become peni
tent and return to their homes. Many of
the women have announced their intention
ot taking advantage of the ministers' offer.
To-day a number ot them will call on the
most prominent prompters Mayor Gourley
bad and ask for protection. Allegheny was
supposed by many to be the tuture boms
of scores of Pittsburg's discarded women,
but this recourse bas been shut cff. Alder
man Braun, of the First ward of tbe North
side, yesterday ordered all the houses in his
bailiwick to close their doors. This was
done to prefect an influx of females lrom
Pittsburg. Superintendent Mutb, of ths
Allegheny police department, last night
said that he would not allow anv ot the
girls from tbis side to take up homes in
The "Blue Book" of the Pittsburg De
partment of Public Safety was in demand
yesterday. The department knows where