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FORTY SEVENTH YEAR.
GOULD IS DEAD .
'The-News Has Ko Serious
Effect on Home or For
eign Stock Markets.
NO WHISPER OP A PANIC
Tow'Distnrb the Serenity of the
World'B Financial Centers.
Fortune and Investments of the Ball
road Magnate Bis Entire Family
Surrounds His Deathbed Constant
Attendance of Dr. Munn for Many
Months Pulmonary Consumption thS
Conqueror of the Financial King His
Courage in Fighting His Last Foe To
Be Buried in a $100,000 Mauso
leumLast Scenes in the Life of a
Famous Self-Made Man.
ttrzctxr. TrMtORAM to tub stupXTaTT.i
Kew Yoke, Dec. 2. Jav Gould died
about 9.15 o'clock this morning at his home
at 570 Fifth avenue. There was no accom
panying shock in either home or foreign
stock markets, as had been anticipated.
Pulmonary consumption was tbe disease
which killed Sir. Gould. He had been
Buffering from it for two years, but so care
fully had he concealed the fact that n'one
except his immediate family and a few in
timate friends suspected it Dr. John P.
Munn, Mr. Gould's physician, refused to be
seen to-day, but in the afternoon he certifi
cated to tbe Health Department that death
vas due to this cause.
Mr. Gould died painlessly. All of his
immediate family were gathered around his
bed. He had been unconscious the night
before, but he recovered consciousness be
fore morning. From that time on he lay
silently looking at his children. As the
end approached he smilingly recognized
Gould' i Few Tork Jlesidencc
each with a long look. Then he gradually
sauk again into unconsciousness.
Mr. Gould Knew or Ills Affliction.
Mr. Gonld knew that bis lnngs were
affected several years ago, but it is only a
little over two years since he was made
aware that he was doomed to a consump
tive's death. He told no one, and up to a
few months ago he did not suspect that his
end was 'so near. His wonderful will,
which had carried him through many a
financial crisis successfully, stood him in
good stead, and he did not give up until
two -weeks ago. Then upon his return from
the country to his Fifth avenue home, he
acknowledged himself to be very ill, and
soon afterward took to his bed.
It was only then that the truth .about his
condition was made known to others than
bis sons and physicians. Even then the
truth was concealed from all but bis most
intimate iriends and business associates,
and the announcement was received with
A Struggle Worthy of His Courage.
Mr. Gould's struggle against his ailment
was worthy of his courage. Knowing that
he must eventually yield, lie began a fight
for time. He employed Dr. Munn to at
tend bim almost exclusively, and he regu
lated" every moment of his Hie to the de
sired end. Dr. Munn was at his side a con
siderable part of each day, and remained at
his house over night in a room set apart
exclusively for his use, whenever Mr.
Gould's health was not fully up to what it
Mr. Gould attended to business with
what regularity he could, always measur
ing his efforts by the advice of bis physi
cian. Dr. Munn frequently attended him
on his visits to his office and else
where. Some time ago Dr. Munn was made a di
rector in the Western Union Telegraph
Company. This occasioned comment and
some wonder at tbe time. The reason for it
was that Mr. Gould desired the physician's
attendance during the meetings of the
board. These meetings were a source of
great physical strain upon him during his
Dr. Munn at All the Board Meetings.
Dr. Munn sat nearMr. Gould at the meet
ings and constautly observed him. At their
close be gave him such remedies or' other
treatment as was found desirable.
The several extensive excursions "West
and South Mr. Gould took in the last two
years on the pretext of examining the great
railroad properties in which he was in
terested were largely prompted by his de
sire to obtain rest and gain strength. There
appears to be no reasonable doubt that they
were undertaken upon Dr. Munn's advice.
The physician always accompanied him
and frequently was considered by strangers
to be Mr. Gould's private secretary.
Next to prolonging his life and activity
as long as possible it was Mr. Gould's great
object to conceal his physical condition
from tbe public. In this he was remark
ably successful. It was the physician's
duty to so regulate bis patient's movements
day by day, and, in the latter stages of the
disease, hour by hour, that he should be
able to appear' at busiiKSS and among his
JffoltfBB if tm
friends without betraying his condition.
His reasons for this course mutt be plain to
all who have seen tbe stock mnrcet swayed
by mere reports of Mr. Gould's ill-health.
Constantly Failed in the S umnxer.
. During the summer Mr. Gould failed
rapidly, but he did not fully comprehend
his condition until he moved from bis sum
mer home at lrvlngton to his city home.
Then he suffered a lapse in health which
made it evident to him, as to his physician,
that his end was near. His last ap
pearance in publio was at the wedding
of hit second ton, Edwin, to Miss
Sarah Cantine Shrady, daughter of
Dr. George F. Shrady. This was on Octo
ber 26. Mr. Gould then appeared in good
health, and nsne of the guests suspected
that he was suffering, from anything worse
than the nervous dyspepsia which ne had
been pleading for two years as the cause of
his occasional Ill-health. It was said to
day, however, that Mr. Gould had had this
wedding hurried several months in order
hat he might be sure of attending it.
The sons and daughters were gathered
around the bedside when Mr. Gould died.
No others were present except Dr. Munn
and one or two old servants. In this it
was evident to all passersbv that something
was happening within the big Crown stone
house on the corner. Tne curtains, which
had been raised all over the house about 7
o'clock, were suddenly lowered shortly
after a People stopped in small grouns
on the opposite side of the street and
watched the front door.
First Announcement of the Death.
About 9:30 o'clock a messenger came out
with a handful of telegrams. His appear-
ance was the first announcement of Mr.
Later in the day Dr. Paxton wrote out a
statement and left it at his house to be
shown to reporters. It was as follows:
Mr. Gonld died peacefully, witbont strug
gle or pain. He was conscious during the
night and recognized sons and daughters
and the pliysiclans around his lied until
within a short timo or his death. . The
funeral will be from the late residence on
Monday at 10 a. v. or 4 r. Jr., it is not yet
decided which. Interment will ho at the
convenience of the family. Chancellor Mc
Cracken will assist Dr. Paxton.
It was decided later that Bev. Roderick
Terry, pastor of the South Reformed
cnurcb in Madison avenue, would also as
sist at the services, and that the choir of
Dr. Paxton's church would be present at
WALL STREET SURPRISED,
Bat the Long-Feared runic Failed to Oc
curThe Brokers Find It Bard to Be
lieve Begret liven Among His Enemies
That He Must Die "When Only 57.
New Tore, Dec. Z The general feeling
in Wall street wa one of surprUe, for so
many times has the report of his death been
spread to be contradicted as soon as a cer
tain effect in stocks had been produced; so
often, no later-tban yesterday, was tbe old
trlek played, that it became" the cry of
"wolf," when, there was no wolfj and at
length the truth came to thenias anzunex
Regret also, qulto unfeigned, that the
famous millionaire, and -financier's career
should close while he was only 57 years old
seemed to be felt by his old enemies as. wejl
as by his former associates, Wall street
has never shared the general opinion of the
magnate, that he was too .hard, too grasp
ing even for Wall street, and they admired
him, for their enmity had not blinded them
to his qualities, which made him the'mOs't
wonderful financier this country has pro
duced. For the past few years Mr. Gould has
been disposing of many of his small hold
ings, and to-day his stock investments' are
ina compact form. An accurate list of the
companies in which he was heavily inter
ested at tbe time oft his death is as'follows:
Western Union. Manhattan Elevated Rail
way, Texas Pacific, Missouri Pacific, Iron
Mountain, Wabash, Union Pacific, Inter
national and Great Northern.
Besides these- companies Mr. Gould was
interested to some extent in the minor com
panies of tbe Southwestern system and the
Western Union, but he was engaged in
getting ont of them and putting his sons
into his placethere, preferring to' concen
trate his holdings in the parent companies.
His interest in Delaware. Lackawanna and '
Western was disposed of about three years
WORTH ABOUT $100,000,600.
An Estimate by One of Ihe Dead Million
aire's Friends Description of His Mau
soleum and Tomb -Hotel Flags at Half
New York, Dec. 2. There were many
guesses made to-day in regard to Jay
Gould's wealth and the disposition to be
made of his immense holdings of securities.
One of his closest associates and oldest per
sonal friends said in regard to this matter:
"Mr. Gould's wealth will be found to vary
not 810,000,000 from $100,000,000, about
$40,000,000 of which is in Manhattan, West
ern Union Telegraph and Missouri Pacific
stock. The holdings of these three stooks
are trusted and will not be sold. His other
securities will be taken care of by the same
interests which have had charge of them lor
the past three years."
It is estimated that Mr. Gould held 15,
000,000 of Wef tern Union stock and about
f 20, 000,000 Manhattan Elevated stock.
The Gould family tomb is in Woodlawn
Cemetery and stands in a plot comprising
an acre of ground overlookiu? Woodlawn.
lake. It is known at tbe Lakeview plot,
and is circular, generally sloping round
in the finest location of the cemetery. The
plot cost Jay Gould $50,000. The mausoleum
is a cqpy of the Parthenon, and Was de
signed bv F. F. Fitzmahony. It is built
throughout of Westerly, B. L, granite, and
,its dimensions are 22 feet wide, 33 feet long,
and 20 feet high to the apex of the roof.
There are 20 catacombs in the mausoleum.
The tomb itself cost $100,000, and the first
member of the family it received was Mrs.
Gould, who died January 13, 1801.
The engines on the Sixth, Third and Sec
ond avenue elevated roads were draped in
black on account of Mr. Gould's death.
Other appropriate steps will be taken by
tbe heads of the various or?atiitaton with
which Mr, Qonid was prominently couueolcd.
Gould's Country Etsidencc.
37k Gould Mauso'eum in Woodlcncn Cemttenj.
PITTSBURG-, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3,
Flags are flying at half mast on the Fifth
Avenue, St. James and Albemarle Hotels.
JAY GOULD'S LIFE.
Early Straggles and Wonderful Successes
Manipulations That Netted Millions
Hated and Feared In Public and Happy
in His Home'.
Mr. Jay Gould was the best hated and
most eared man in Wall street. Yet no
one was more happy in his domestio affairs.
"Physically he was of slight weight and
build, slightly bent shoulders and sharp,
piercing eyes that bespoke a nervous ex
citable temperament. He was extremely
denfocratio in dress and taste and easily ap
proached. Jay Gould was born
in Delaware county, N. J., in
1836, of poor parents. At &n early
age he was compelled to shift
for himself. He schooled himself with
money earned as a store clerk, and at 21
had a small capital. He became a sur
veyor and secured the publication of a map
and history of his native' connty from the
firm he worked for. He wrote the book
himself, and netted a good profit. He next
went into tbe tanning business near Scran
ton, Pa., and afterward drifted to New
York, where he found a fruitful field for
his speculative talents.
Mr. Gould began to speculate in Wall
street in 1859. He neither smoked, drank
nor gambled, but was full of business. Dur
ing the war he profited largely by. the sale
of gold and stocks, and belore its close he
was a millionaire. He next entered tbe
Erie Railroad corporation, and it soon
owed him (4,000,000. After a series of suc
cessful railroad speculations ne in 1873 went
into the Union Pacific, buying a vast num
ber of shares at 20 and selling out for 93.
He next bought big blocks of Wabash,
manipulated and consolidated and netted
many additional millions.
Mr. Gould's share in the "Gold Con
spiracy," or the famous "Black Friday,"
and his adroit antagonism to the late Com
modore Yanderbilt are well known. In his
late days he took delight in telling how, as
a poor lad, he patented a mouse trap his
sole invention from which he hoped to
realize a fortune in the metropolis; how it
was stolen by a thief whom he pursued and
captured, and the utter contempt of the
latter when tbe parcel was opened by the
Eolice and found to contain only that cheap
Mr. Gould married shortly after coming
to New York in 185C, Miss Ella Miller,
daughter of a wealthy New York citizen,
and had five children, three sons, George J.,
Edwin and Howard, and two daughters,
Miss Helen and Hannah Gould. Mrs.
Gould died in January, 1891.
His eldest son, George, who has succeeded
to most of his father's business interests,
was married about six years ago to Miss
Edith Kingdon, and has "several children.
The next son, Edwin, married a daughter
of Dr. Shrady. Tbe other children are un
married. THE COMMUNION CUP
Denonnced by a New Yorker, Who Says Its
Common TJse May Spread Disease.
New York, Dec 2. A. Vanderwerken
has sent a circular to the ministers of the
city, calling attention to the danger of the
common use of communion cups at the
Sacrament of the Lord's Sapper. He
formulates his objections as follows: "First,
tbe custom is unclean; second, there is a
possibility of Its sp'reading disease; third, it
is inconvenient and awkward; fourth, we
are not aware that there is any sanction in
the mode or the authority of Christ."
He proposes instead of the few cups now
used, that there be & small one for each
communicant, nd advocates tbe change at
length. A number of prominent ministers,
declare that the plan is ."preposterous, and
that the present custom-is- sanctioned bv
usage and good taste. In a large church,
where a thousand or more persons join in
the communion services, as is the case in
Plymouth Church, the individual cup plan
would be entirely impracticable. As it is,
in order to get afound with the service 24
goblets are used for the sacramental wine in
LIZZIE BORDEN INDICTED.
Two Counts Against Her and Another
Against One Whose Name Is Withheld.
,Tauxton, Mass, Dec 2. Lizzie Bor
den has been indicted on two counts.
One relates to the murder of her mother
and another of her father. There is a third
indictment, which was kept a secret, as the
party indicted is not in custody;
The jury made no public report in court.
It handed its paper to the Court and then
was dismissed. Noue were disposed to be
communicative District Attorney Knowl
ton will neither admit nor deny that tbe
third indictment l elates to3Ir. Trickey, of
the late sensational story matters, but such
is the impression at the Court House. It
is understood that the indictments will be
served on her at her quarters in Taunton
jalL She was notified to-day by friends of
the return of the indictments and is said to
have preserved the tame stolid demeanor
whioh has marked her course during the
THE LEAVEN WORKING..
One Canadian Town Votes for Annexation,
and Cheers the Stars and Stripes.
Stimpson, Ont., Dee2. Annexation
ists made a demonstration here' last night
that opened the eyes of theFederation lead
ers. Nearly 1,000 voters gathered in the
Opera House and listened to speeches in
favor of annexatron'by Henri Matton, May
or Huntley and Attorney LaidUw. At one
point in the speeches a small body of anU
annexationists tried to raise a disturbance,
but.was quietly hustled out of the build
ing. Then a vote was taken, which resulted as
follows: Annexation, 418; independence,
02; "remain as we are, 21. At the close of
tbe meeting socie one raised the stars and
stripes, which were applauded uproariously,
while tbe display of the uuion jack brought
forth a storm of hisses.
IHSPECTOE WAICEOBH'S WOEX.
A Report of the Reforms Accomplished
Daring the Fast Tear.
Harrisbtjbg, Dec 2. Special, Fac
tory Inspector Watchorn has prepared the
following summary of the work done by
the Factory Inspector's Department from
December 1,1891, to November30, 1892:
Number of dopntV Inspectors on Inspec
tion work, 8. Numborof inspections made,
1,931. Number of males employed whoro in
spections have been made, 13i,U& dumber
of females employed where Inspections
have been made, 90,462. Or tho foregoing
the number between Hand 16 years or age
was 33,817. Total number of employes In es
tablishments that have been inspected. 230,
90. Total number of orders given, 1.704, as
follows: Fire escapes to be ereoted, 187; ele
vators to be guarded, 171; sanitary orders
given, 319; miscellaneous. 1,027; orders re
ported complied with, 1,800 Kumberjof ac
cidents repented, 210, a lollows: fatal, 24,
serious, 97; less serlpus, 125..
Cleveland In Hotter tuck.
Exjioke, Va., Dec 2. Mr. Cleveland
had better luck to-day than on any of his
previous expeditions, killing nine ducks
and six brant, I is believed tbe star of tbe
Pr-sidenl-e ect is near at an end. Although
the exact time of his departure has not been
announced, he will probably "leave within,
thfli-next lew dajrs, - - - fi
Was Distributed Witlra Lay-
ish Hand Among Clergy
POOR FOLK THE 'VICTIMS.
Brisson Throws Up flw Hands, and
Bis Dire Failure Makes the
SITUATION WORSE THAN EVER.
De Eothscuild's Plan Is Knocked Out
Committee by ( ne Tote,
THREE GREAT P0WEG&1IAT WITHDRAW
Paris, Dec 2. M. Brisson hopes to re
veal the part f the clergy took in assisting
Count de Lesseps to float the Panama
canal bonds. M. de Lesseps and family
were conspicuous for their regular attend
ance at high mass at the Church of the
Madeleine all the time the bubble was being
blown. Each christening m his family also
became a public event Speculation in
Panama options went, on at the Vatican,
and the clergy got heavy commissions for
advising the members of their flocks to in
vest in Panama bonds. Panama canal offers
were so numerous that just prior to the col
lapse a special office and staff was about to
be established to receive them.
Count de Lesseps sent some nuns in the
most sensational way to the hospital at the
scene of the canal works. He made an ap
peal one night through a religious paper to
the devotion and zeal of the Daughters of
St. Vincent de Paul, and 38 of them volun
teered to go to the isthmus tbe next day.
A Fac Simile of Itclnnch's Letter Produced.
The eyes of the Catholic world were riv
eted on the poor Heroines, who were for
gotten until another batch was wanted to
replace the ravages of the yellow fever.
The event of the day is the publication
in M. Drumont's paper of a fac simile of a
letter written by Baron Beiuach to M.
Proust, dated July, 1886, notifying him of
a gift of 1,000 Panama Canal bonds. M.
Proust replies, challenging M. Drumont to
produce proofs. M. Brisson has sent Dr.
Brouardel with a staff of physicians and a
toxicologist to the Tervilliers, to perform
an autopsy on Baron Beinach's body.
M Mon'chicourt, testifying before the In
vestigating Committee, declared that the
fac simile which appeared in M Drumont's
Jiaper was genuine and was obtained from a
eiter book, which was stolen from Baron
Beinach. It was probable, he said, that M.
Drumont got the facts from the person now
holding the book. The company's book
keeping was a slovenly mass ot broken
links and tangles. Several of the papers
are to-night trying to justify the acceptauce
of gifts Jrom the Panama Canal Company.
The Newspapers' Share of the bwag.
The following -is a list of the sums of
money paid to newspapers and newspaper
directors by the Panami .Canal 'Company.
The list was prepared .by M. Itoisignol,
formerly-Audifor.jtfankrnptcy, who gave
some dtmagingstimfcV'bel'ore the- Com
mittee of Iuqniry on Wtttnesday:
Petit Journal' 30i),C0Qr: Telegraph, KO.OOOf;
JI. jcztenskl, director of 'Jelegtapnt, 120,000;
MatUi, 0,000tt QaVloU, 15.00Of: M. Meyer,
dlrectorof Gauloit, SU.OCOt; Baaieal, 100,o00f;
Senator Mamiier. director of UEvenement,
SOOuOf; M. 1'atinot, director of Journal des
The Journal des Debate denies having re
ceived any moneys The others make no
reference to M. Bossignol's testimony.
An important group of jurisconsults in
the Senate, at a meeting held to consider
the Panama affair, unanimously agreed that
the disclosures made by Magistrate Prinet
before the Panama Canal Commission ren
dered the summonses served Upon the direc
tors of the company null and void. Fresh
citations must, therefore be issued, and the
hearing of the case will have to be post
poned. DE ROTHSCHILD'S PLAN NO GO.
The Monetary Conference Committee Re
fuses to Report In Its Favor.
Beussels, Dec 2. M Baffalovitcb, one
of the Iiussian delegates and chairman of
the committee, presented the committee re
port to-day to the Monetary Conference. It
declares that Mr. de Bothschild's proposals
are of great interest and worthy of
full discussion out the committee by a
voteof7to6 declines to recommend their
adoption. The committee declared in favor
of that portion of M. Levy's plan which
refers to the gradual withdrawal of all gold
coins under the value of 20 Iran-, and also
of all small bank notes below a certain
When the committee's report had been
submitted in conference the American'dele
gates declared they were not ready to dis
cuss it. The conference . thereupon ad
journed until Tuesday, wheu the report
will be debated. The American dilegates
regard tbe position cheerlully. The way is
l now tree lor mil discussion oi tneir m-
metaiuc plans in accoruaucc nun msir
original programme. If Mr. Carrie's influ
ence prevails the British, German and
Austrian delegates will withdraw at the
latest by the middle of December and thus
break up the proceedings.
BRISSON GIVES IT UP.
M. Perler Will Now Try His Hand at
French Cabinet Making.
Pakis, Dec 2. M. Brisson, who was
selected by President Carnotto form a new
Ministry, has abandoned the undertaking,
and the political situation is more muddled
than ever. M. Brisson, in explainiug his
failure, says he desired to form a Cabinet
that would co-operate with all the factions,
but the refusal of M. Perler to enter the
combination, and the declination of M.
Bourgeois to accept the portfolio of the In
terior, forced him to abandon his task.
President Carnot has charged M. Perler
to form a Cabinet.
AN ELECTRIC .SLEIGH.
The Inventor Says It Will Run 18 to
Miles an Hour.
Baltimore, Deci Xpettal 0. J.
Schmineky, of this city, has applied for a
patent on an electric sleigh which he has
invented. Stored electricity concealed be
neath the seat of the sleigh furnishes the
power which is to propel the vehirlc This
power Is transmitted to a single wheel In
front of the sleigh by means of an endless
ohain. The face ot the wheels is lurnished
with cutters which imbed themselves in the
snow and prevent the wheel from slipping.
Mr. Schminsky says a speed of 12 or 15
miles an hour cau be attained by this motor.
A lever to control the steering gear and an
other lever to regulate the speed ef the
sleigh are placed near the occupants' seat m,
the sleigh. Mr. Schminsky has also adapted
bis motor to a waon, which he says can
travel an good, roads at ibo rale of' io'mllef
I an hour- - - -
18&2 - TWELYE PAGES.
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SEVEN SAFES- RIFLED
In One Chicago Building in One
Night, and Right Under the
SHADOW OP THE HALL OF JUSTICE,
The City Police Taralyzed hy Parsimony
and Bad Politics.
LOTS OP CA8H BDT NO PAPERS TAKEN
Chicago, Dec 2. Seven safe roberi's in
one bnilding in one night, within one square
of police headquarters, was the record in
Chicago to-day. It was in the heart of tbe
oity at the big Equitable building, an office
structure on the corqer of Dearborn and
"Two days ago," said E. P. Howell, chief
clerk for one of the victims, "I bought a
billy to protect myself against highway
men. I put it in a drawer la the office, and
the thieves took even' that."--' - ---'
Two accomplished men could have done
all the work that was done, but the detect
ives seem to think there might have been a
third. It is not known in which office the
first robbery was committed, although it is
only fair to suppose that they began on
the top floor and worked their way don n
to the street, In each office they flung
desks, chairs, tables, books and papers in
wild confusion about them.
The Uavoo Described In Detail.
On the first floor of the building are the
offices of Chandler & Co., mortgage brokers.
The firm has four safes, and of these the
thieves broke two open. From them they
secured (700 in money. The papers of ail
kinds which bad been put into the vault
for safe keeping were examined and scat
tered over the floor, the burglars evidently
not caring to touch anything but cash.
On tbe second floor the office of H. W.
Martin, a real estate dealer, was visited and
his only safe opened. In it the thieves
found $400. Washington Porter, a retired
capitalist, also has an office on this floor,
and his safe was opened. (380 being taken
On the fourth floor, the offices of A. B.
Chilteoat and of Alderman W. C. Kinney
& Co." were entered. The safes in each
of them were forced open, but nothing was
stolen, as they contained no money and the
thieves did not care for papers. The safe in
the office of the Briar Block Coal Company
was, also, opened. The papers which it
contained were taken out and earned into
an adjoining room, where they were ex
amined and then thrown away.
Blamed on Political Jugglery.
In each of the offices the desks, as well as
the vaults, were opened and the contents
examined. All of the safes were drilled,
no powder being used, and the thieve's left
The robbery was discovered by Janitor
Boss when he came to work to-day. He
left the building at 8 o'clock last night and
everything wgs locked. No night watch
man is employed, and the building is not
looked after even by any private patrol
company. This left the burglars undis
turbed, "as the police force seems to be in a
condition of nearly complete paralysis,
owing to insufficient 'appropriations, politi
cal jugglery and other causes. The depart
ment was reinforced to-dav by an addition
of 300 men, all the available "snbstitutes"
being called upon for active duty.
YOUR rooms will not lone he empty If
yon advertise them in THE DISPATCH
A PRIEST'S REBELLION.
Bishop Wigger Calls Him to Account fo
Criticising German Catholicism.
" New Yoke, Dec 2. Bev. Father Pat
rick Corrigan, of Hoboccn, announces in an
open letter to the editor o( the Freeman's
Journal to-night that he has been summoned
by Bishop Wigger, of Nw Jersey, to stand
trial for letters written by Father Corrigan
"In opposition the anti-American spirit
of ihe late German Catholic Congress held
in Newark and its' attack upon the public
schools." In tho course of his statement
the father continue: '
I opposed two things: First, the at
tempt to Germanize America by nieaas of
the Church, and, second, the denunciation
of the public schools as "abominations."
I criticised the congress as a body. The
congress insulted American intelligence by
denouncing the publio schools the most
cherished institution of the land as "abom
inations" It insulted the American
Church by denouncing some ol our most dis
tinguished prelates. Archbishop Corrigan
and Bishop Wigger were not on speaking
terms for years till Cahenslvisra united
them against Archbishop Ireland and Car
Louis Dapqnt, Commits Sajclde, ,.
HtMlNGTOxT'pEL., Dec 2. C'paiai.
Louis C. bujiont, ..of 1,0 well-known
.powder mantilactprlnt; family, committed,
uictde.ln a'club house hero t'o-iilsht,
LAST HONORS TO DR. SCOTT.
Ko Funeral Pomp Maries the Simple Obse
quies Over the. President's Deceased
Father-In-Law at Washington, Pa. Tho
Remains Rest In a Family Lot.
Washington, Pa., Dec 2. Special'
Not since General Grant was entertained at
the Smith homestead in this city has Wash
ington been honored by the presence of the
country's Chief Magistrate Though tbe
occasion that has brought President Harri
son here was a sad one, tbe people of this
part of the country were none the less
anxious to see him, and when the funeral
train bearing the remains of the late Bev.
Dr; John Scott arrived here this forenoon,
it was met by an immense assembly.
At 7:3u a. II. the special train made np
of the Pullman palace car Iolanthe and two
other special cars drew into the Chartiers
station here, and then took a side track in
the yard. Shortly after 9 q'clock TJnder
aker Speer, of Washington, D. C, turned
tbe remains over to James Wiley, of this
city. At 9:30 Mr. Wiley removed the re
mains to the residence of Mrs. Joshua
Wright, The funeral party, composed of
President Harrison, Mrs. McKee, Mr. and
MrsTBusseir Harrison, Lieutenant -sndMrs."
Parker. Mrs. Dimmick, Mr. and Mrs. John
Scott, Postmaster General Wanamaker and
Bev. Dr. Hamlin, followed immediately be
hind the casket
, At tbe Wright residence the casket was
opened, and hundreds of the . old-time
friends of the honored dead passed through
the room where the body lay and took their
last look at tbe dead minister's face. The
remains were kept thus for 40 minutes, the
time including a simple service. Bev. Dr.
James L. Brownson, a close friend ot Dr.
Scott, spoke very briefly.
The remains were buried in the Scott
family lot at the cemetery at 11:30 A. SL
Dr. James Q. Johnson uttered a brief
eulogy of the deceased. The ceremonies
throughout were characterized by an almost
severe simplicity. 'The train left hertjat12
o'clock; It did not stop at Pittsburg either
going or coming.
MARGIN DEALS LAWFUL.
So Says a Maryland Judge In an Important
Baltimore, Dec 2. Special A case
of interest to stock brokers and buyers has
been decided in Westminster. Smith &
McBride, of Baltimore, sued Charles BII
liugslea to recover for margins in stock
operations. The defendant took the posi
tion that there was no oontract entered into
for the purchase of the stocc, but only a
deal on margins not recognized by the laws
of Maryland, and that the transaction was
in the nature of .gaming.
In substance the Court's instructions was
that buying stock on margin is lawful pro
vided It was contemplated by tbe broker
and customer at the time of the order that
stock wa to be delivered, but when it was
agreed that there should be no further de
livery, but that the contract was jn the
nature simply of a wager upon the rise and
fall of value in stock, that became a con
tract voiil as a earning transaction. The
plantift was awarded the lull amount
claimed. The case will go to the Court of
OVER 5,000 ACRES FLOODED.
Great Damage to Levee Lands In the San
San Francisco, Dec 2. Special The
strength of the great southeaster was broken
yesterday, but rain, still falls heavily
through the State, with the prospect ofconr
tinning to-morrow. The Sacramento and
San Joaquin rivers are rising and great
damage will probably result to levee lands.
The first levee to give way was that of the
Jersey tract on the San Joaquin.
Over 5,000 acres, were flooded,-and the
oss on potatoes and onions wiil amountto
60,000. The lands Jiave only been re
claimed four years, but the Owners made A
fortune last year in wHeat One hundred
and scventv-five Chinese were employed on
the land. Telegraph wires are down in every
HANGED HIMS2XF TO A CHANDELtEK.
Tho Business Manager of a Large Denver
Concern Commits Suicide.
Denver, Dec 2. Jamet T. Wilber,
business -manager- for- the Henry T. Lee
seed and implement house, the largest firm
of the kind west of St. Louis, committed
suicide it the Hensliaw House this morn
ing." He engaged the room last night, and when
discovered at noon he was found banking to
the chandelier. A bottle of morphine was
fonnd on the floor, which indicated that he
had taken poison before hanging himself.
The cause is a mrstcry.
Died of Delirium Tremens.
John Broun died yesterday at the Alle
gheny General Hospital of delirium
tremens. His death was brought about by
a gunshot in the leg accidentally received at
the hands of William Brlghtonbaugh while
under the influence of liquor.
SEHD YOUR ADLETS EARLY
tor v The Saaday Dispatch, ia
Order That They Stay Be Prop
"1 THREE CENTSL )
ID FIGHT IT OUT,
Chief J. 0. Brown Calls Off the
Order Closing the Disor
AND A CONFLICT FOLLOWS.
Ministers Meet the ilajor and a
LiYely Session Kesnlts,
The Brethren Take Exceptions to H!
Honor's Views All Become Sarcastla
and Pointed Remarks Are Made A
Pretty Young Missionary Tells the)
Preachers What to Do In Order to Be-
claim the Outcasts The Ministers
Pledge Themselves to Help the Un
fortunates Four Institutions Opened
to Them An Old Woman's Blessing'
and Her Kindly Offer of Help.
The effort to suppress the social evil in
Pittsburg has resolved itself into a conflict
between the Department of Public Safety
and the chief magistrate of the-municipality.
As a result the police order to
close the disorderly houses has been de
clared Inactive. Yesterday, just when the
social outcasts had about completed their
arrangements to abandon their resorts, Chief
J. O. Brown instructed his Superintendent
of Police to withdraw the closing order and
to notify tha women that they can remain
at their occupations until Mayor Courier
shall indicate the exact time at which he
desires tbe original order enforced.
In the meantime the ministers of the city
have moved at least in the direction of ear
ing for the unfortunates when finally they
are turned upon the world. Mayor Gonrley
is wrestling with the city digest and the
ordinances of Pittsburg with a view to en
abling him to act promptly in the contest
'in which he is involved, and he will to-day,
after he has been officially informed of
Chief Brown's latest order, take such action,
he says, as will sustain the position he has
assumed, and will require obedience from
the departments under his supervision.
Chief Brown Revokes the Order.
Chief Brown's letter to Superintendent
O'Mara revoking the order closing the dis
orderly houses is appended:
t Roger O'Mara. Esq., Superintendent Bureau of
Beak Sir On November 38. 1802, the Hon.
II. L Gourley, Mayer of the cUy of Pltts
bnrg, by an order.afcop70f wnichyou have,
directed the closing ot all houses of Ill-repute.
In compliance with said mandatory
order of" His Honor I dlrected'you to closo
and keep closed said house;. Hi Honor
yesterday In his 'public capacity declared
your attempt aniLaotlon to eoniply with his
mandatory orderof thtr Sdtbjd be "cruel,
ruthless, inhuman and unjust.'' In view of
said peblio utterances you need not eject or
molest any at the inmites of the houses of
prostitution until UN Honor shall Indicate
the date at which he, desires hl3 order of
November 30 to go Into execution. Very
truly yours, J. O. Bnowy,
Chief Department of Publio Safety.
Superintendent O'Mara, immediately
npon tbe receipt of the Chief's letter, sent
for the police inspectors, and officers were
promptly detailed. to notify the women of
the police reprieve
The Mayor Will Act To-Day.
The latest order created, if possible, mora
of a sensation than the edict clcinjr tbe
places. It was accepted as a fight between
the two departments of the citv govern
ment, and the people generally are watch
ing with intense concern for the outcome
Mayor Gourley, having been confined in
his private office all the afternoon with the
ministers and other callers, had only heard
of tbe order. He had not seen it at 5
o'clock in the evening, when ready to leave
for his home. Then, when the epistle was
submitted to him by a Dispatch reporter,
the Mayor read the letter carefully, shook
his head significantly, hut refused to talk.
"I will be ready to act on the letter to
morrow," the Mayor said, and he hurried
away to keep an engagement
Chief Brown also refused to talk on his
letter. He was extremely busy, and in
answer to a question he said: "My letter
to Superintendent O'Mara explains itself
Tbe ministers called together by Mayor
Gourley to discuss ways and means of pro
viding homes lor the outcasts gathered ia
the Mayor's private office shortly after 2
o'clock yesterday afternoon. About 20
preachers, representing several denomina
tions, and a half dozen women representing
charitable institutions attended. T. B.
Pfarr, an officer in the Salvation Army, was
also present. He had a few methods ot
lifting the fallen which he suggested for
adoption, and before the gathering dis
solved it bad transformed itself into an in
dignation meeting that for a time at least
threatened tbe dignity of the occasion.
Mayor Corn-ley's Greeting.
Bev. E. D. Sands was the first to arrive
at the Mayor's office He was followed by
Bev. E. B. Donehoo. Bev. Mr. Meyers,
Bev. Mr. Miller, Bev. Dr. D. S. Littell,
Bev. Dr. Hodges, Bev. Dr. Miles, Bey. Mr.
Stanton and Bev. Mr. Gislerr SeveralVther
ministers dropped in before the meeting
started, and when Mayor Gourlev ar jse-.to
greet them his private office was well filled
with a distinctly religious party.
In receiving the ministers Mayor Gour
There may be some among tbe unfortunate;
women of tne city, as was intimated by
them yesterday, who ore disposed to reform
and try to earn a decent and honorable liv
ing if they could find places where they
could do so. I told them at tneir meeting
yesterday If thero were any among them
who wanted to reform the band ot every
good man and woman In the city sbonld ba
extonded. I said I would speak to the gen
tlemen who were instrumental In bavins;
this order issned and would learn what
could bo done for them. I want to say to
yon gentlemen that this is the most difficult
question that any municipality has to con
tend with, and lc should be dealt with care
fully and with much thought. I don't know
whether the closing np will increase or
diminish tne evil. I simply say It Is a great
qnestlon.'but as I said before, there may be
women among them.whq have a deslro and
a disposition to reform, 3d somebody muse
tnWo them In, and 1 know nobody In tne
world lr you gentlemen don't.
It Is not my duty to reform these woment
it Is your. When you drove me to tbe wall,
nut your hand on the law and asked me to
enforce It, 1 said "yes." I never shirked my
dutv, I never will. What tho police will do
I don't know. W hat 1 will have to do I don's .
know. What I want the peoplo to do Is to
appoint a committee so that when these
woinon would come to me I could Bend them
Indorsed hy the Christian People.
Bev. E. B. Donehoo assured the Mayor
that tne Christian people of Pittsburg
heartily indoried his action. He too said
the qnestlon was a bard one to solve. He
Mid, however, that there were hopes for
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