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CLOSE ON BBIGGS,
The Faction lines at Last
Drawn, and the Doctor Is
Two Votes Short.
HE TOS OTHER TESTS.
The Crucial Question Is a Motion to
Strike Oat as Evidence
SCRIPTURE AND THE STANDARDS.
Dr. Bmltb. Declines to Introduce Testimony
in Ills Own Defense.
ARGUMENTS ARE HEAED IN HIS CASK
New obk, Nov. SO. The decisions la
the Briggs cue yesterday had all been la
his favor. O wine to the probability that
to-day's session would be replete with still
more interesting leaturcs, the galleries of
the old Scotch Presbyterian Church were
filled. Dr. Francis Brown read an ob
jection tQ the trial proceeding, on the
ground that there is no case, as the Presby
tery had dismissed the same charges now
presented after a hearing November i, 1881,
Dr. Yan Dyke opposed the objection and
the Presbytery reiused by vote to accept it
Moderator Bliss announced that the busi
ness before the house was the consideration
of the objections filed by Dr. Briggs. Ob
jections one and two were:
First 1 object that the charges put In my
hands Sovember 9, 18M, were finally dis
posed ot by the dismissal of the case against
jne November 4, 1S91, and that the Treaby
tery could not legally cite me a second time
to answer to charges which they had dis
missed. Second I o"bect to the order and regular
ity ot the proceedings in the Presbytery in
any and every action taken asalnst me since
the dismissal of tho said charges on Novem
Dr. Brigs 'Waives One Point
These objections were voted on separate
ly and both were not sustained. Dr. Briggs
said that he would waive the third objec
tion, and no action was taken concerning
it Dr. Brown, of the Union Seminary,
moved that the fourth objection be sus
tained. The objection is: "I object to the
relevancy ot all the proofs from Scripture,
Confession and Catechism." Colonel A. P.
Ketchum, of Calvary Church, opposed the
motion, on the ground that the relevancy
of the nroofs could only be determined
when the merits of the question were )
A laugh was raised by Dr. Briggs, who
said that to sustain tne objection was to
favor the prosecution, and he hoped that a
vote would be taken. But the wish was
not realized. At least a doien jurors argued
the question ad nauseam.
Dr. Brown offered an amendment requir
inc the removal of the proots from the
specifications to the charge. The question,
as thus amended, was carried 71 to 56
nd another point was scored by the de
fendant A Bit of Irony Introduced.
Dr. Southworth moved that, in view of
Dr. Briggs objection to the offer of whole
lale evidence, that the clause in the eighth
charge offering the whole inaugural address,
the whole of Scripture and tne whole ot
the Presbyterian standards, be stricken out
Dr. Wylie offered an amendment that
specific passages which are deemed hereti
cal may be introduced. In the debate, Mr.
Spinning asked ironically that the com
mittre be allowed to introduce any theologi
cal work in the Astor Library.
Dr. Biiggs Baid, in answer to the state
ment that he ought to be familiar with the
Scripture and standards, that he had studied
those volumes for 25 years. "But I am not
familiar with the intellectual processes of
the Prosecuting Committee. You cannot
ask me to agree to answer to all the inter
pretations of those books which the com
mittee may adduce. If this evidence is ad
mitted, I shall insist that the whole Scrip
ture, the whole of the standards and the
whole of my works be read." Great ap
plause followed this protest, and the .Moder
ator was compelled to rap for order.
A Majority of Two Against Brings.
Dr. Wvlie's amendment was buried by an
overwhelming vote, but on the question it
self, the vote was extremely close. On
division, the motion was declared lost 69
to 63. Koll call was demanded. "When
Moderator Bliss asked how many were in
Javor of calling the roll, 45 arose. The
Moderator considered that the roll call was
lost A couut showed, however, that 134
members were present The Moderator
then said be was in doubt, and asked an
other division on the question of roll call,
and this time 60 arose.
Great interest was taken in the vailing of
the roll. While the vote was beiug counted
the Moderator said several overcoats bad
been lost at previous sessions, and advised
everybody to look out tor his property. He
said this was not intended as a reflection on
any member of the Presbytery. The vote
showed that the motion to strike out the
clause referred to was lost by two votes.
Dr. Briegs asked that an exception be en
tered in his behalt on the records. So great
was the importance attached to the vote
that it was regarded as dividing the Presby
tery into two distinct factions. The vote
Tho Yeas and the Nays.
Ayes George Alexander, Antonl Arreshi,
Anson P. Atterbury, W. V. Atterbury, F. G.
Beebe, Francis Brown, James Chambers,
Edward L. Clark. Ira S. Dodd, D. Stuart
Dodge, William Durant, J. H. Edwards, F.
F. Ellinwood, William T. -Islng, C. . Fag
nam, Henry M. Field, Herbert Ford, C. B,
Glllett, H. L Grandbenord, William R.
Harsaw, 1 bomas 5. Hastings, E. W. Hitch
cock, J. S.,Hoadley, James Hunter, S. 1L
Jackson, M. fc. i-lttlefleld, D. K. lorenz,
William Martin, F. H. Moiling, H. T.
JlcEuen, J.iniea H. Ucllvaine, J. D.
UcSIillan, U. J. Minius, D. H. Overton,
C. 11. l'arkhurst, G. S. Payson, G. L. Prentiss,
J li. Kamiy. Daniel iteduioii, S. B. Kos
Biter. A. G. KulilTson, William a Wee, J. A.
faaxton, Philip Schaff, J. B. bhaw, D. G.
Smith, W. M. smith, G. Spinning, C. L.
Thompson, Henry Van Dyke, G. S. Webster,
Elders A. It Ledoux, William Jilckeus, Sam
Reeve, C. H. Woodbury, llobeit Johnson, G.
C. King, H. L. Ha lej , James E. Ware, G. (i
Lay, 1 Bond, liobert Gentle, William A
WheeloCE, Robert Jaffray and U. P. Legpett.
jjays S. D. Alexander, Nicholas BJerrlng,
P. B. Booth, Samuel Bowden, T. S. Bradner,
W. D. Bucnanan, X. W. Conkling, W. F.
Crafts. Conrad Doenscb, Thomas Douglas,
Howard Duffleld, H. B. Elliott, W. B. Floyd,
j Forbes, James Hall, A. W. Halsey, J.
Kerr, A. B. King, A. D. King, J. J. Lampe,
6 G Law, & S. Laws, Tneodore Lenbard, 0.
Lowrle, U P. Malory, Alexander McLean,
if. G. Miller, W. L. Moore, J. C Nightengale,
George Nixon, 1 H. Northrup, L. H. Parson,
J G. Patterson, E. P. Payson, U. Pritcuard,
r S Robinson, A. F. Schauffler, G. L. Shear
r 'y g. T. bhedd, Andrew Sbeland,
w' a Stitt, C. A, Stoddard, J. F. Sutton.AW.
Sn'roull. J. J. Thompson. U. M. TyndelesM.
It Vincent. F. E Voegetin. T. G. Wall, A L,
K. Waite. W. &. Watson, E. N. White, T. J.
Wilas. Livii.gton Wlllard, D. G. Wylie, El
deis James Tompkins, A. P. Kotchum, An
drew Kobinson, JunSes McDowell, H. Bow
land E. JlcJimsey, John Mo William, G. E.
Sterrr. 6. H. Willard, Joseph Moorhead, H.
l) NicolL W. M. Onderdonk, Bobert Hous
ton Joseph Anderson, J. BirdsalL W. It
Wo'rrall, C. K. Garey and Bichard Drum
mond. The court then adjourned till to-morrow.
SMITH DEFENDS HIS WORKS.
Ue Admits Tlieir Authorship and Declines
to Introduce Evidence In Palliation
The Regular Trial Taken Dp by Argu
mentsNo Vote Beached.
Ciscc-nati, Nov. 30. The trial proper
of Prof. Henry Preserved Smith began to-
jrfilliiili ItllVi iliTillffilti iw""'Msa ' '" " "' ' '
day. iu progress was delayed by a long
discussion over the form of the record of
yesterday's action, and still further by the
discovery that no full oopy of the amended
charges and specifications had been given
The Prosecuting Committee, by direction
of the Court, began to introduee testimony
in support of the first charge. They read
two articles written by Prof. Smith, and
published in the New York EvangeHa in
March and April last, in wnioh he discusses
ordination vows and freedom of American
ministers. He declares therein the ab
surdity of expecting an entire conformity
of views among ministers, and says it would
be simply an impossibility lor every min
ister to conform, even to the views of the
majority of the General Assembly.
Speaking of the suggestion that if one
finds himself unable to conform to the views
of the majority he should seek some other
church, he says he cannot find a congenial
church, and to found a new one he regards
as schismatic and sinfuL There are too
many sects already.
Ministers Not Too Closely Bound.
He argues in the articles read that there
is no ironolad standard of belie! covering all
questions in the theology to which a minis
ter Is bound to subscribe in order to justify
his continuing the work to whioh he feels
he has been called.
Prot Smith admitted that he wrote the
articles cited lrom the Evangdiit, and said
he had no testimony to offer in defense.
Dr. Lowe, of the prosecution, urged him to
offer something by way of disavowal of
what the committee had charged his articles
taught, but the defendant stood on his
rights and said he preferred to disprove the
committee's charge, not to disavow or to
give an interpretation. He held that the
committee's interpretation of his language
is not warranted.
This being the issue, Eev. Mr. Lowe
made the opening argument He main
tained that Prof. Smith, while inquiring
into the principles of the church, had done
it in such a way in these articles as to in
jure the peace and purity of the church,
because if the chnroh organization is to be
maintained it Js indispensable that the
Bible be regarded as absolutely infallible.
Prot Smith Slakes His Beply.
Prof. Smith replied with brevity. He
complained once more of the ambiguity of
the church, which might mean to charge
him with disloyalty, a denial of the right
of discipline or a violation of his vows.
While a majoritv might not convict of Mm
of any of these charges, this ambiguity
allows any one who finds him guilty of
these charges to vote to sustain the charges.
He denied disloyalty to the church, and
said the articles were written to maintain
the authority of the church. Summing up,
he said there is no evidence to show
that he impugned the Westminster doctrine
or that he assailed the fundamental prin
ciples of church order as set forth in the
form of government; that he taught dis
loyalty to the church, or that he had in
any way injured the peace or purity of the
The closing argument was made by Dr.
McKibben, of the Prosecuting Committee.
.His argument followed closely the language
of the article to sustain the committee's
position, namely, that Prof. Smith taught
that a minister may aoanaon eseui
features of doctrine ot the church aud still
righttully maintain his position.
The Tresbytcrhyi Church Is Calvinlstlc
He quoted from Henry B. Smith, Df.
Hodge and others to show what the posi
tion of the Presbyterian Church is and that
Prof. Smith's teachings are not in conform
ity with the standards of the church. He
repeated a declaration made earlier in the
trial that the church is not Armenian or
Pelagian, but Calvinistio, and he correoted
a lortuer misquotation of his remarks which
made him say Presbyterians are not free
He regretted that Prof. Smith had not
disavowed any intention to teach what the
committee had asserted he had taught" He
hoped he might yet do so. He closed, with
a.ain calling atfention to the question to
be decided not what Prof. Smith holds or"
believes, but what i a fair interpretation
ot his teaching in the articles cited.
BITTER and seller meet through the me
dium of THB DISPATCH adlets. They
cost little and are effectual.
BEAVER FALLS IN LUCE.
Several New Induitrles and Some Old Ones
Are Being Enlarged.
Beayeb Falls, Nov. 30. Special
Yesterday the contractor began the erection
of the new tool works of ECillman Brothers.
The firm will manufacture a new coal drill
and miners' tools generally. The works are
. ln.ajr? .t Pnnn.ltnwn. PL.- and will
U 1VMKU M ww ..-..- ..-, , .....
be removed nere. Xiast mgni me couiraci
was let lor the buildings of the Beaver Falls
The Union Drawn Steel Company is
making large additions to its plant, which
will give employment to 100 new hands
January L The American Ax aud Tool
Works, partly burned some weeks ago, are
rebuilding on a much larger scale, and will
double their capacity. The Eclipse Bi
cycle Works, to employ 250 men, have
their machinery almost all np, and will be
gin operations within a mouth. During
this week parties have been prospecting
here for sites lor emery works, a shoe fac
tory and a boiler factory.
A BEVEEAGE OF PH0SPH0HTJS.
Horsethlef Tralnor Couldn't Bear Several
Misfortunes All at Once.
Indiana, Pa, Nov. 3a SpeclaL D.
Trainor, a horsethief in the county jail, at
tempted suicide this morning, and has prob
ably succeeded. Although a desperado, he
has a sentimental side to his nature.
Trainor's home is in Clearfield county. He
lately learned that his little ehild is suffer
ing from cataract, and the saving of her eye
sight depended upon an operation. On the
heels of this information came another blow.
Yesterday a second warrant for his arrest on
a charge of horse-stealing was read to him.
Trainor, fearing that he would get at least
ten years in the penitentiary, remarked that
he would rather die than live. This morn
ing cries of distress were heard coming from
the prisoner's cell. Trainor was on his bed
writhing in agony. An investigation
showed that be had soaked the heads of a
number of matches in a glass of water and
then drank the solution.
A 3-Hour Sale of Men's Fine Underwear for
Tnis forenoon between the bonrs of 9 and
IS o'clock we will sell 150 dozen men's tine
camel's hair undershirts and drawers, regu
lar tlgoods,f or S3oa garment Not more than
two garments sold to one person. Please bear
this in mind, fiemember tne hours lrom 9
tintll 12 o'clock noon, to-day.
P.C.C. C, Clothiers, corner Grant and Dia
Hamilton's Holiday Sales
Give tou the celebrated Decked
Bros., worid rctowhed Knabe, beau
tiful, autistic Fischer pianos at low
prloei and on easy terms. In this age
of Improvement set only the best that
will last you a lifetime at
91 and 93 Fifth avenue.
Eohkd to sell! 43-inch changeable serges;
a fabrio which combines style with wear;
no mistake made in buying goods like
these; full value $2; will be sold at $1 33 per
New Drygoods Department
Don't Do It
Don't worry yourself. baking cakes and
pies and bread these holiday times. It doesn't
pay. You can get the daintiest of pies, the
mot delicious cakes and the sweetest.
lightest bread imaginable from Marvin,
'xou can get them Just whenever you want
them, and the quality will always be the
same. The price will be right, too. "You'll
find that It Is cheaper to buy than to make
'these things yourself. Try It and see. Your
grocer keeps Marvin's goods."
Oun easy payment plan has enabled many
thousands to have pianos and organs who
would otherwise be wltbont
ilELLOE Hoes e, 77 Fifth avenue.
Extraoedihakt! Elegant, changeable.
Taffeta silk; choicest assortment ever
shown; regular $1 goods; -will be oldat73o
per yard. EAtrvKASas'
i?ew Drygoods Department.
THE DEEIBDND'S TEXT,
Or What Purports to Be a Copy of the
Famous Treaty, Published
BI A NEW PARISIAN NEWSPAPER.
It Refuses to Inform Its Eeaden Where It
Got the Document.
ALL ARM! MOVEMENTS CUT AND DRIED
Paris, Nov. 30. What is claimed to be
the main portions of the latest Triple
Alliance treaty is published In the Journal
to-day. It is not known whether the text
is authoritative, but the Journal, in an
editorial, says: "We publish the most lm.
portant document of modern history. We
do not state how we procured it" The
Journal adds that the treaty was written in
the German language and was renewed in
the above form and signed by Germany and
Austria in May and by Italy June 5, 1891.
The alleged text of the treaty is as follows:
We. William II., by the grace of God, etc,
etc.; wo, Francis Joseph, etc, etc; we, Hum
bert L, etc, etc., by virtue of the rights
which belong to us In our respective States,
have, with the object of safeguardins the
honor, disnlty and security of our people,
entered into the following treaty:
First Considering the vagueness of the
present political situation rcsnrdtnjr certain
European powers, which may nave creat in
fluence on the peace of Europe, we, after
having taken advice of our Ministers, prom
ise and swear on our honor and on the Holy
Testament to renew and conflim tho pioui
ises made and conventions already agreed
noon by us for the further period of six
It's An Offensive Alliance.
Second We renew the league of defense
which would become offensive in case one
of the3tates should be in danger.
Third We agree that onr Ministers and
representatives with foreign Governments
shall act In accord with one another with
regard to external policy.
Fourth We, William Ii., and we, Francis
Joseph, agree to lend our aid and assistance
to Humbert I. in carrying out his external
and colonial policies. We recognize his
rights, and that Rome is to be considered
the capital of Italy. We, William 1L, and
we, Humbert I., promise to lend onr aid and
assistance to Francis Joseph In carrying out
his foreign polio j', more especially regard
ing the question of the Balkans. We, Fran
cis Joseph, and we, Humbert l, promise our
aid and assistance to William IX. in carrying
ont Ills lorelgn policy.
Filth Each ot these contracting parties
agieestoaid the other two through diplo
macy and by material assistance on land
Sixth Wo, the contracting parties, azree
to keep oar armies on a war footlne during
this neriod of cordial understanding.
Seventh (A). In case of conflict between
Germany, Russia and Austria we agiee to
mobilize our armies and declare war aj.'fllnt
Russia, acting in harmony with the staff of
tne Geraiun army, Italv meanwhile mobi
lizing her army on the French fiontler. In
ca-e France should side with Rmita, Italy
would declare war against France, her army
entering that country, her base of opera
tions belilg Savoy.
All Details Are Cat and Dried.
(B). In oase of conflict between Germany
and France Italy will act as above indi
cated. In such event Austria would mobi
lize her army on the Russian frontier and
declare war against Russia in case the latter
should interfere in the conflict and side
with France. In such case Austria would
aot as indicated in paragraph A.
(C). In case of conflict between Austria
and Russia Germany is to mobilize her
aimy and declare war against Russia, send
ing two army corps into Austria. Italy
would mobilize her army on the Frenoh
frontier and act as indicated in paragraph
A in cate France should assist Russia.
(D). In ca-e of conflict between Italy ana
France .in Europe or in the colonies, Ger
many wonld mobolize her army and aot
conjointly with Italy, while Austria would
mobolize her army on the Russian nontier,
reany to assume the offensive in case Rus
sia should side with France.
Eighth We promise and swear on onr
honor to maintain the status quo and the
peace of Europe that has resulted tram the
strict abserrance of the present treaty by
m and our Ministers, and to sategnard the
seourtty and honor or onr States.
Signed and sealed by dach ot the contract
This treaty. In the usual manner, shall be
kopt secret and the parties thereto conform
to the claueei therein contained.
Capbivi, Chancellor of the Empire,
Budiki, President of the Council.
The paper publishing the above is not the
Petit Journal, but a sheet recently estab
lished. The story is ridiculed here as a
SETTLING SILVER'S FATE.
The Monetary Conference Slay Act on De
Bothschlld's Proposals Friday An Irish
Landlord Folly Agrees Vfith Arch
bishop Walsh's Flea for BI-Metalllsm.
Brussels, Nov. 30. The International
Monetary Conference did not meet to-day.
The next sitting will be on Fridav, when it
is expected the committee considering the'
Da Bothschlld proposals will make a re
port. Jt is understood that the committee takes
as nearest approaching accuracy the statis
tics prepared by Ottomar Haupt, especially
for the use of the conference, giving esti
mates compiled from the latest data ot the
monetary stocks of the world and the an
nual production and consumption of gold
and silver. Senator Jones, one of the
Amenoan delegates, has prepared a special
statement of the consumption and produc
tion of silver. The committee has requested
the Danish delegate, C F. Teitgen, to sub
mit his plan as an addendum to the Boths
child plan. The proceedings of the com
mittee are secret
The delegates to the Monetary Confer
ence are ereatly interested in Archbishop
Walsh's declaration in favor ot bi-metal-lism,
the adoption of which he advocates as
necessary to save the Irish tenant from
ruin. Sir G. Ij. Molesworth, an Irish land
lord, said this evening:
Archbishop Walsh is right. I have con
tended for years that the Irish difficulty is
gieatly due to the appreciation of gold, the
value of wnich has increased SO per cent
slnoe 187L The Irish farmers contract
to pay their rent In gold, but now, owing to
the increased purchasing power of the sov
ereign, they must raise more produce In or
der to earn the lent money. Landlords
also suffer, as mortgages and the like
must be satisfied with the appreciated
standard. The substantial reductions made
In rents in the past generation have been in
adequate to meet the difficulty, beoause the
reductions have not kept pace with the ap
preciation of gold. The adoption of a bl
metalllo monetary standard wonld lead to a
slight rise in prices and a severe fall in the
rates of Interest, which would result in in
creased commercial action throughout the
Taken In Testerdays Proceedings of the
Panama Canal Investigation.
Paris, Nov. 30. The Panama Canal In
vestigation Committee continued its in
quiry to-day. M. Tlory, Auditor in Bank
ruptcy, was called upon to give testimony
as to how the money of the company had
been expended, but he refused
to give the committee the desired
information. The committee then
heard the evidence of M. Bossigonol,
M. iTlory'a predecessor. M. Bossigonol
confirmed the statement that Baron de
Beinach had received 9.UO0.00O francs from
the Panama Canal Company, of which
amount 4,000,000 francs had been described
as used for "advertising." M. Bondet, a for
mer secretary of the Panama Canal Com
pany, confirmed the statements of M. Bos
sigonol. M. Thierree, manager of A. Couliss' firm,
testified that Baron de Beinach had paid
3.900,000 francs into the firm's account in
the Bank of France, and that on that se
curity the firm, had issued 27 ohecki. The
witness refuted to say, however, to
whom the checks were made
payable. The committee requested
M. Bicard, Minister of Justice, to
have the cbeoks seized. M. Bicard prom
ised to send the request to the Public Prose
cutor. To-day's session, especially in view
of the evidence given by M. Thierree, is
regarded as the most important yet had by
GLADSTONE AHD LAB0UCHEBE
Beoondled, Though the Latter Thinks Ho
Was Euchered Opt of the Cabinet
IiOKDON, Dec 1. A. reconciliation his
been effected between Mr, Gladstone and.
Mr. Labouchere. Mr. Gladstone visited
Mr. and Mrs. L-abouchere yesterday and
took tea with them,
A cordial interview between the gentle
men resulted in the removal of all grounds
of. personal feeling, although Mr. Labouch
ere is unchanged in the opinion that in
trigues led to his exclusion from the Cabi
net HEW WIXMINQTON BULL IB IT.
The Latest College Rumpus Is a Divided
Band of Mnsio and a Law Suit
New Castle, Nov. 30. Special The
college town of New Wilmington is still
holding its gait in sensations. Some months
ago 17 young men organized the "Junior
Cornet Band." Among the rules adopted
was one against tobacco chewing in the band
room, and another referring to regular at
tendance on practice nights.
Six of the members, including the Presi
dent, withdrew a lew days aeo and rented
another hall. They said they didn't care
to sit in the midst of puddles of tobacoo
juice, and that the rule relating to tobacco
chewing in the band room was broken every
day. The secederj. look their instruments
with them, and this morning the remaining
11 members began an action in trover and
conversion to recover the horns now held
by the six bolters. The 11 claim that the
six became dissatisfied, and alter breaking
several of the rules of the organization
they werrf summarily expelled ,by the ma
jority. TO PUT SOMEBODY IN JAIL.
An Audit or the City's Accounts, With
That End In View, Talked ot
An audit of the municipal accounts for
the past ten years is being agitated, so it is
said, by a number of business men of this
city. The only person named in connec
tion with the scheme is Attorney W. J.
Howard, of Philadelphia, who owns con
siderable property in this city. On Tues
dav night those interested in the audit met
and subscribed $50,000 to cover the expense
necessary for the work.
The scheme as vaguely outlined is that a
general charge of corruntion in city affairs
will brought against certain officials and
carried into court Specific charges will
follow. The object of the scheme is to
ascertain 'what consideration, if any, was
paid officials or others for valuable fran
chises given away by the city within the
East ten years, to show how much the city
as lost aud to place somebody, not named,
behind the bars. An effort to find anyone
who knew anything about the scheme was
made last night, but tailed.
A BUHAWAY EAILB0AD B00KKEEPEE.
His Accounts With the C, H. 6 D. Are
ITouud to Be Very Crooked.
Indianapolis, Nov. 30. The rnmor
was current to-day that the experts examin
ing the accounts of W. Jt. Snyder, book
keeper of the Cincinnati, Hamilton and
Dayton Eailroad at this place, who ab
sconded four weeks ago, had discovered a
shortage of $7,400. George M. Lishawa,
Traveling Auditor, who is superintending
the investigation, said the report was unau
thorized, but would not contradict it out
right - ,
He said the aeoounis of Snyder were in
such confused shape, and the investigation
was at such a stage that the amount ot the
shortage, if there was any, could not yet be
definitely known. The officials of the com
pany believe they have located Snyder, aud
that his arrest is only a matter of a few
A NEEDLE IN BABY'S B0DT.
A Forons Plaster on a Mysterious Sore
Spot Brings It Out
Greensbubo, Nov. 30. Special For
several weeks the physicians of that seotion
have been mystified by the strange case of
a two-year-old son of J. A. Donnelly, of
Latrobe. The little fellow seemed at times
to suffer great pain, but all his physical
conditions were normal The child would
complain at times of pain in his side,
especially when anybody lilted him in their
Last Monday Mrs. Donnelly put a mus
tard plaster on the child's side and left it
there until yesterdav. Then she put the
little chap in a bath, 'and noticing a slight
emotion on the spot the plaster had cov
ered, she-pressed the sore and a bit ot steel
protruded. She pulled it out a darning
needle four inches long.
IN THE SCAFFOLD'S SHADOW.
A Devoted Bride Weds a Prisoner Who
Must Hang in a Few Days.
Louisville, Nov. 30. At the jail this
morning, Stephen B. Hite, who is to die
upon the gallows one week from next Fri
day, and his devoted bride stood up in
the death section, and Father Brady per
formed the wedding ceremony. Hite wore
for his wedding suit the one in which he
will also die.
By his side stood his pretty little daugh
ter, and three other doomed men aud the
death watch were the only witnesses. Holy
communion was first administered by Father
York. Yesterday afternoon the prisoner
and his little daughter were received into
the church. The wife and mother was al
ready a member, and it was at her request
that the marriage occurred this morning.
BEVIVIIIQ AS INSUBANCE CONCEBN.
The Ohio Farmers' Company Is Soon to
Take a New Lease of Life.
Columbus, Nov. 30. About 40 agents
and adjusters of the Ohio Farmers' Insur
ance Company, which in a measure sus
pended business some time since under a
ruling of the State Insuranoe Commis
sioner, met to-day with a view to organis
ing a new company with a capital stock of
$300,000, and take up the business of the
Although the organization has not been
completed, the agents believe it will be,
and that the business can be resumed
by January 1. They report that
all the business of the old company outside
ot Ohio and Indiana has been adjusted, and
that the risks in the two latter States are
A PECULIAR INSCBAHCE CASE,
Tho Company Won't Pay the Loss of a
Building Demolished In a Fire's Path.
McKeespobt, Nov. 30. Special Dur
ing the late fire, when the water service
was crippled, the frame house of Leonard
Meyer was torn down to prevent the spread
of the flames.
The house was insured by the Germama
Insurance Company. 3? he company now
refuses to pay the lnsuran.ee ou the risk,
and Meyer will sue the party who proposed;
and took a band in ,the demolition ot his
Talk of Changing the Time.
There is some talk of the Chicago limited
taking the place of the Keystone and Co
lumbian express trains. This wjjuld bring
the trains into Pittsburg at ghostly hours
in the morning. Superintendent Pitcairn
is in Philadelphia now attending the time
meeting. At present a cat- is; started from
this city for Chicago every night and It is
understood it could be oceupled,by local
pasungen after 1Q o'clock.
LIZZIE BORDEN'S HOPE
Not Based on the Theory That She la
or Ever Was at All Insane.
HER LAWYEES WOS'T HAVE IT SO.
The Mysterious Misslne Granger Still Con
A CABB THAT IS YERT HARD TO SOLYE
tSFECIAL TXLXGSAK TO TOT DISPATCH. 1
FallEiteb, Mass., Nov. 30. Lizzie
Borden's counsel will fight bitterly the
Government's theory that she Is insane.
They claim that the Government has fallen
back on this theory rather than show the
weakness of its case in a trial, and they
will resist to the iast any attempt to send
their client to an asylum without a trial.
Under the statutes it is possible to com
mit a person charged with murder to an in
sane asylum without a trial if the grand
jury so certify, and if the court is satisfied,
after examining the medical experts, that
the prisoner is of unsound mind. But the
court has got to be satisfied that the certi
fication of the grand ' jury is correct,
that Lizzie Borden is insane, and therefore
not legally responsible lor ber acts, and
upon this issue all her friends have a
right to take up her cause and show, if
they can, to the satisfaction of the court,
that Miss Borden was a rational being pos
sessed of entire mental "balance and control
on the 4th of August last, when her lather
and stepmother were so horribly murdered.
Course From the Grand Jury.
The grand jury comes in at Taunton to
morrow, and, if it agrees upon any such cer
tification as has been surmised, will report
such to be the fact to Judge Thompson,
who is the sitting magistrate at the present
term, and who may thus be called upon to
pass upon the question of Miss Borden's
sanity. But it must be remembered that
the grand jurors in such cases declare that
thty find no indictment because in their
judgment the prisoner is insane.
It Lizzie Borden is held to be insane the
nnestion ot how it was possible for even an
insane woman to have dealt those terrible
blows, splashed the walls with blood, and
yet to get none upon herself or to haye dis
posed ot any bloody overgarment in the 13
or even 18 minutes 'that elapsed, according
to the theory advanoed, but then the mur
der of her father and thediscoiery of his
dead body must be met before her actual
guilt is established.
The crime has been held to have been that
of a crazed person in fact, a thorough
maniac for human nature is loth to believe
that so horrible a butchery could have been
committed by any rational being.
The Wild-Eyed Stranger In It
It bore evidence, too, on itr face, of the
craft of cunning of insanity, but the pres
ence of a "wild-eyed stranger" in Fall
River at the time ot the murder, even in
front of the Borden house within a few min
utes of its evident occurrence and the flight
ol such a stranger from the city, is clearly
established iu the case of the defense, which
will follow closely upon these lines. He
has never been found, and no trace of him
It is well to remember, in judging of the
case, that a trace of this man, a well-defined
trail, in fact, was established some
little distance out ot the city, but it was
not followed np by the police, who bad
their own theory for some days after the
murder, and all reportorial clews as to the
existence of such a man were pooh-poohed
at police headquarters and declared ex
ploded almost as soon as made. When
outside search was begun with some degree
of earnestness, the fellow, whoever he was,
had all th advantage nr hours "or time in
the start of his pursuers.
In judging of all phases of the case tnis
man must be taken into account, for the
defense has clearly put him into it, and his
presence has not yet been met by the prose
cution. Uncle Morse's Theory of the Crime.
In this connection it is interesting to
note TJncle John V. Morse's theory of the
commission ot the crime, as given by him
to a friend recently. He holds that an enemy
oi Mr. Borden got into the house at night
through the cellar window, which was
open, but nothing said of it in the case;
that the man secreted himself in the clothes
press; that when Mrs.' Borden came np to
make her bed he found it necessary to kill
her to get rid of her; that he then concealed
himselt to wait for Mr. Borden's return
home; that when Lizzie had gone out to the
barn and Bridget was washing the windows,
he murdered Mr. Borden and then made
This recalls a variance in the testimony,
too. There is a bulkhead door leading
from the back yard into the cellar ot the
Borden residence. This is an upright
door, and not one ot the slanting type. A
police officer conducting the search in the
house swore that he found this door locked,
but TJncle John Morse testified that he no
ticed upon his arrival that this door was
unfastened. This is quite important as
bearing on his theory as well as upon the
question of exclusive opportunity to com
mit the crime which the Government con
tends it has established, but which the de
fense as stoutly maintains it has not, and
against whioh it brings the specter of the
mysterious "wlld.eyedstranger" who is yet
in the case and whose presence is not ac
counted for by the Government witnesses
so far presented in this extraordinary mys
tery. COAL THIEVES ABBESTED.
Discrepancies Lead to the Detection of a
Number of Guilty Parties.
The men employed in Heeling's coal
mines in Baldwin township have had a
grievance for some time which they have
been trying to have remedied. Thej em
ployed a check weighman at the mines aud
the coal is again weighed at Carson street
The men are paid according to the weight
recorded by the city weighman who is em
ployed by the company. There have been
serious discrepancies oi late which operated
against the men,
Constable Kurtz, of Baldwin township,
was employed to discover the trouble and
he found that large quantities oi the coal
was stolen from the cars along the road
from the mines to the city.
Informations were made before Alderman
Blsichner against F. Evans, William Wash
ington, John Kirsh and John Davis. They
were given a hearing last night, but the
suits were withdrawn on the payment of
the costs. It is said several other arrests
are to be made.
Nothing for the Public
Anotherjnceting of the Grand Lodge,
Order of Solon, was held in Grand Army
Hall, Fourth avenue, yesterday. The
bodv was in session all day, and at its con
clusion the officers in authority refused to
give any ot the proceedings for publication,
stating that nothing would be given out un
til sessions of the lodge end.
FOUND ON THE TRACK.
He Tells About It
It is one thing to be found on the track
and another to bo found on the right traok.
So believes W. W. Evans, Editor Waynes
burg, Pa., Independent, -who tor 20 years
suffered Incessantly from distressing ner
vous headache, and last year was compelled
to quit work because of It He found bltn
soll on the light track when he had taken
half a bottle or Dr. Miles' Bestorative i Ner
vine and the headache bad disappeared nnd
has not returned. J. R. Downer. Cam
bridge, O.. says: "My niece was afflicted
with St Vitus' dance several years and
physlolans failed to do her any good. One
and a half bottle or Dr. Miles' Restorative
Norvlne completely oured her.'1 Sold on
positive guarantee. Book free at druggists
or of Dr. Miles Medical Company, Elkhart,
IF YOU BUY IT AT
This terse expression applies very forcibly to the COL
LARS and CUFFS which we illustrate below. Some 30 days
ago we started to advertise 2,100 4-PIy Irish Linen Collars at
10c each, and Cuffs at 20c a pair. It was no bait thrown for
ONE DAY, lor when we announce a drive, no matter how
much below the actual value, we propose to supply all demands
and at all times. The thousands of dozens which we have sold
since amply proves that the public appreciates a good thing.
We ask the stylish dressers of Pittsburg to inspect these Collars
and Cuffs. They were specially made fcr us, bear local names
and the initials S. & R. are stamped on each and every one, as
a guarantee of high quality. This line comprises 60 different
styles to select from. We illustrate a few.
COLLARS, 10c EACH; CUFFS, 20c A PAIR.
&$ - ft 5?i
Those 75c 4-1'n-Hand, Teck and Puff Scarfs which we sell
at 39c are just crowding our FURNISHING DEPARTMENT.
Is a present, while fine, that tmly half
speaks a man's appreciation. Ladies
like also to receive Black Silks or
Broadcloth Dress Fabrics.
Sl.2 m $125
So choice in shade and excellent to
drape; also at $i. You will feel
proud of these fine French weaves.
We never were so completely
stocked in fine dress materials and
solicit a look at our entire Black
Goods line of weaves.
CHILDREN'S CLOAKS AND FURS
Are having our close attention these
days. We can supply your needs at
very nominal money.
Infants' Slips, 25c and 50c
Long Cloaks, $1. 25 to $5.
Caps, 50c. Muffs, $ 1 to 50c
Knit Bootees and Jackets.
T. ML LATIMER,
The Press Club.
The Twin City.
THE $1.25 QUALITY
Not the nsnsJ, at 95c, worth $1 23, but
our ?1 25 qualities reduced to 95a Only $
pieces in this lot. All of them cLLfftre -
FULL DRESS LENGTHS,
46-INCH ALL-WOOL HENRIETTAS
If you're going to give dress pattern ta
anybody for X as buy it now and save 3d
81,83,85, 87 and 89 Fifth Ave..
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