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FOKTT SEVENTH YEAR
Generally Taken to Mean a
"War on Him by Some of.
HIS PATH TO EE-ELECTION
Not to Be Strewn With Sweet
Scented Harmony Flowers.
President Anderson, of the Beforra
dlub. Insists No Slight Was Intended
The Speaker Reluctant to Talk
About the Hatter As One of the
Banking Officers of the Party He Had
a Bight to Expect to Be Called on to
Make a Speech The Club Only In
qites Those In Accord With Its Ideas
to Orate at Its Dinners The Speaker
Invited at President Cleveland's Be
quest Carlisle's Peculiar Remarks
Cause Considerable Comment.
rSriCIAL TEtrGRJUI TO THE DISrATCB.J
Xew York, Dec. 11. In these sensitive
times theiquestion whether the managers of
the Reform Club dinner of last night were
either stupid or vicious in not carrying out
the unwritten law of such occasions to call
on the highest ranking officer of the Demo
cratic party to speak, agitated Democratic
circles to-day. The Republicans looked on
The three ranking officers of the Govern
ment on state occasions are the President,
the Vice President, who is President ot the
Senate, and the Speaker of the House of
Representatives. At this time Speaker
Charles F. Crisp is therefore the highest
Democratic Government officer. He was a
guest at the dinner, and was not invited to
Ex-Secretary Charles S. Fairchild was
Chairman oi the Committee on Invitations
which issued the card to Speaker Crisp. He
said to-day that the Speaker was not asked
to speak because no such invitation had
been extended to Mr. Crisp in the card in
viting him to dinner. Mr. Fairchild, as
Secretary of the Treasury in the latter part
of Mr. Cleveland's administration, is famil
iar with the State etiquette of such oc
casions. A Disclaimer of Any Discourtesy.
President E. Ellery Anderson, of the
club, said: "I wish the newspapers would
say that no discourtesy was intended to
Speaker Crisp. I did not know he was
coming to the dinner until Thursday. I
met him just before the dinner on Satur
day night and he did not say
anything about making a speech.
I know of no etiquette which
required me to call upon him for a speech.
It is well known that the Reform Club is
accustomed to call for speeches from people
who haTe been in sympathy with its poli
tics. Speaker Crisp was in opposition to
us on silver legislation, and he has never
been as pronounced on the tariff as the
club or Mr. Cleveland or Mr. Mills or Mr.
Breckinridge. I have talked the matter
over with Mr. Fairchild to-day, and he tells
me that the invitation sent to Mr. Crisp
had no allusion that he might be called
upon lor a speech."
Crisp Incited at Cleveland's Request.
Speaker Crisp and his friends returned
to Washington to-day. He left other
friends behind who had discussed the mat
ter with the Speaker, and while they said
there was no disposition to make
the Speaker a marker among Liipu
tians, nevertheless, as the highest
Democratic ranking officer in the
Government, he had been discour
teously treated. Last evening, just
after Mr. Crisp's arrival in town, he did not
feel at all comfortable over the prospect of
attending the dinner. He was aware it was
not the first intention of the club to send
him an invitation. But Mr. Cleveland
heard of the programme and suggested that
by all means the Speaker of the House of
Representatives could not be absent without
an apparent discourtesy to Mr. Cleveland.
The Speaker of the House of Representa
tives is never invited to a dinner without
being called upon to speak, and Mr. Crisp,
knowing this, prepared a speech and handed
it out to the newspaper reporters before
leaving Washington. It was to be for
warded to New York to the press associa
tions. The Sperch That Was Unspoken.
The speech was telegraphed all over the
country and withheld when Speaker Crisp
left the bauquet hall, iust before midnight,
when it was very plain to him that Presi
dent Anderson did not intend to recognize
him. By that time speeches had been made
by Mr. Cleveland, Carl Schurz, Secretary of
the Interior in Hayes cabinet, Senator
Mills, Speaker Crisp's defeated opponent
in the Speakership contest, ex-Governor
Campbell, ot Ohio, next Governor William
L. Stone, of Missouri, benator Carlisle,
Congressman Breckinridge, who has been
exploited for a week as the. Reform Club's
candidate for Speaker in the Fifty-third
Congress, and General Patrick J. Collins,
Just as he left Speaker Grisp said he had
all along understood lrom the invitation
that he was to be called upon to make an
address, and he therefore had prepared one
and handed it out at the request of the
Carlisle's Peculiar Tildenlsm.
Senator Carlisle's speech caused quite as
much comment as the Crisp incident. Some
of the younger members of the Reform
Club have believed that Mr. Cleveland was
the great apostle of tariff reform. The
older members ot the club have always in
sisted that Mr. Cleveland is entitled to
precedence in the matter, because of his
famous message of 1887. Senator Carlisle's
speech, where it touches on the tariff ques
tion, therefore, disturbed some of the mem
bers ot the club quite as much as Speaker
Crisp's friends were disturbed because he
was not aked to speak. The particular
part of Senator Carlisle's speech which
called forth comment in the club's circle
Sixteen years ago the Deinocratio party.
or the flist time since the close of tho
w, tn,-nd lt attention to tho I
exiou ceaslderutloa of the great question j
of tariff reform, and they promulgated a
declaration upon this subject which em
bodies the essential features of Its present
creed a declaration which will stand
the closest scrutiny of Its opponents, now
and hereafter as It did then. That declara
tion Teas promulcated, and expressed the
matured convictions of a man whose name
will lire In the political annals of your own
State and of the country at large as long as
constitutional Democracy has a friend In
this land Samuel J. Tilden.
So the speech which Speaker Crisp did
not have an opportunity to deliver, and the
speech which Senator Carlisle did deliver,
must he considered very important Inci
dents of the Reform Club dinner this year.
CRISP AND HIS CRUSHER
All the Talk at the National Capital Cleve
land's Fail-ire to Dwell on Tariff Reform
ills Reference to the Mugwumps Falls
to Please Democrats.
"Wasiiington, Dec. 11. SpcAHJ All
political eyes in Washington were turned
this morning to the newspapers, to learn
what kind of a mess the moguls of the
Democratic party made of the tariff ques
tion at the Reform Club banquet at Madi
son Square Garden last evening. No occur
rence since the election has excited so
much curiosity here, as it was felt that
Cleveland would clearly indicate his policy,
and that there were others to speak who
would probably spill his half-hearted tariff
reform fat plump into the fire.
Senator Mills departed from Washing
ton with his very soul up in arms against
any ground plan for the edifice of reform
other than a tariff solely for revenue. A
number of correspondents requested copies
of his speech, and in answer to them he de
clared he had no written speech. He pro
posed to hear what was said by more dis
tinguished persons who would precede him
inspeechmaking, and if their views did not
coincide with his own he would make a
sensation. He did not propose to gloss over
or conceal his view with words or rhetoric.
He would make the place ring with the
shout ot a tariff onlv for revenue, no matter
what sort of a breach it might make between
him and others who seemed to be playing a
Crisp and Ills Alleged Snnb.
Speaker Crisp left for the banquet in
spired with a high hope that he would be
permitted to say something that would
place him on exactly parallel lines with
Cleveland on the tariff question, and that
he would thereby greatly further his aims
for the Speakership of the Fifty-third Con
gress. The report that he was not per
mitted to speak causes the most profound
surprise among all parties and classes of
politicians atid officials. They can't under
stand it, and yet think there must be some
This, however, with most of the shining
lights who were heard discussing the ban
quet to-day was esteemed a trivial matter
compared with the extraordinary contrast
between the tones of the various speeches,
especially those of Mr. Cleveland, Mr.
Mills and Mr. Johnson, the enthusiastic
single-taxer from the Cleveland (Ohio) dis
trict Both friends and opponents, many
of whom sat in a group in the hall of Rep
resentatives this afternoon discussing the
speeches, sought in vain for any declara
tion from Mr. Cleveland that he would
exert himself to make operative the prin
ciples set forth in the party platform. His
phrase, "the national Democracy and its
allies," brought out expressions of resent
ment from every Democrat present, all of
them accenting it as advance notice that
the Mugwump element would be conspicu
ously recognized and cared for
A Certain Surrender Prophesied.
They assert that he has magnified the
difficulties that lie in the path ot the Demo
crats it the platform promises are to be
maintained, and that his declaration that
"the mission of our party and the reforms
we contemplate do not involve the encour
agement of jealous animosities, nor a de
structive discrimination between American
interests," forebodes a certain surrender to
the semi-protectionist element oi the party,
which, so far as the tariff is concerned, is
closely allied to the Republicans.
Aside from this timid utterance, they ar
gue that the speech of the President-elect is
simply a series ot moral and economical
platitudes. In contrast to this, the bold
declaration of Senator Mills, in favor of a
tariff solely for revenue, is given the1 heart-'
iest praise among the Democratic Con
gressmen, and even the rattling speech of
Tom Johnson in favor ot absolute tree
trade seems to meet with commendation
where Cleveland's remarks excite uncon
Mr. Johnson's plain language in regard
to the organization of the next House, in
sisting that no hall-hearted men be put to
the front, is accepted to mean that the rad
ical or tree trade wing of the party in Con
gress will do its utmoit to defeat
the re-election of Speaker Crisp. Alto
gether, it seems to have been abad night for
both Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Criso. in the
opinion of aggressive low tariff and no tariff
members ot the House who congregated at
the Capitol to-day.
Crisp One of tho Last to Leave the IlalL'
Speaker Crisp is back in Washington.
He is not inclined to freely discuss for pub
lication some incidents connected with the
Reform Club banquet. In reply to ques
tions he said:
"To begin with, the press of the country
is resting under a misapprehension, so far
as regards the fact that I was an invited
speaker at the banquet I was not invited
to speak, but armed myself in advance in
case I should be called upon. It is
true that I gave out to the press
associations, in advance, the remarks
that I intended to make should J
be called upon to say a few words. It is
not true that I left the banquet hall in a
disgruntled condition and did not return,
as has been published. I left my seat
temporarily to look after my clothes'in the
cloak room. This task completed, I re
turned to the banquet hall and was one of
the last to leave it.
"As regards the implied 'snub' to me, as
has been charged, I do not care to discuss
the subject for publication, nor do I care at
this time to discuss the statements by some
persons that Mr. Cleveland, in his remarks,
fired the opening gun in a war that is to be
waged against my re-election to the Speak
er's chair, should I be a candidate before
the Fifty-third Congress."
His attention being called to the fact that
some of his friends and admirers had ex
pressed their indignation ot what they con
ceived to be an intended slight, he said the
matter was of too delicate a nature to dis
cuss in the public prints. ,
GEORGE GOULD HORSEY.
It Is Believed That lie Will Soon Own a
String; of Flyers.
New York, Dec. JL "It would not sur
prise me at all," said one of the most prom
inent breeders in the United States to a re
porter, "if George Gould should soon be on
the turt with a big stable. George Gould
has always had a fondness for running
horses, and at Ssratoga, a hxr years ago,
he told me that it Tas only his father's op
position which prevented his becoming the
owner of a big stable. His conversation
showed that he had given the matter much
attention, vand his knowledge of the differ
ent strains of blood and the performances of
the leading horses of the turf was a great
surprise to me."
A friend of young Gould's said that
three years agdhis father had to positively
prohibit him lrom going on the turfi Jay
uoaia carra noticing at au lor norses, and
1 eared that George would neglect hiienor-
tnous business in what he recorded u a nr.
PITTSBUKGr, MONDAY, DECEMBER 12,
And How It May and May Not
Be Accomplished in Onr
GODLIKE METHODS ONLY
Should Be Applied, Says a Popular
THE POLICE ARE CALLED BRAVES;
Farlihnrst Is Filled and the Heresy
Hunters ire Mildly Censured.
ABOUT HUE TO DEOP BRIGGS' CASE
rsFxcni, TEtianAM to the dispatch.
New York, Dec. It Eev. D. C. Potter,
continuing his course of sermons on social
and municipal questions, preached this
morning at the Baptist Tabernacle, about
"Delivering the City from Crime." His
text was the line from the Lord's Prayer,
Matthew vi:13; "Deliver TJs from Evil,"
and Dr. Potter said, in part:
"Christ's church and ministers will not
suppress evil, prevent evil, or deliver self
or society from evil, by methods at variance
with the character of the Almighty. Who
can contemplate the spectacle presented i in
this city, of the forces marshaled for and
against evil, without emotion? Evil is
entrenched, "Who shall take the citadel?
The pastor of a great city church has un
dertaken to lead the assault. His sincerity
is undoubted; his ability in his calling is
unquestioned; but he stands to-day strained,
nervous, well-nigh eugulfed. Give him
sympathy. Becoguize the colossal propor
tions of the work he has undertaken. If
you cannotconsenttohis plan ot operations,
recognize his hot-hearted earnestness.
An Apology for Dr. Parkmirst
'The cloister, the gown and the church
standards do not nourish, and are not calcu
lated to develop a practical nature. The
precincts of an aristocratic church are not
thronged with the 'common people.' It is
not unnatural that such a character should
embark in partial and one-sided measures.
It is easy, also, to overlook the tact that
the gilded criminal is quite as wicked and
needs as much attention as does the poorer
sinner. But who dares undertake the regu
lation of the rich sinners of this town? The
chief joy of some people is in their gratui
tous regulation ot the helpless.
'Top much reliance is placed in special
societies, not enough in the church, too
little in Almighty God. Evil will not be
eradicated or the "world be delivered from
it by legislation. There is absolutely no
enforcement of a statute unless the moral
sense of society demands it The seat of
iniquity is neither on the East side nor the
West side of the city. Nor shall you look
lor it in the Fourth ward or old Amity
street. The seat oi evil is in the mind and
A Fear'ul Waste of Nerve and Heart.
"Think for a moment of the fearful waste
of nerve and heart and time and intelli
gence that the city has witnessed recently!
During the bnsy workipg days, when the
world has been bumming in its industries,
all the clergy of 8vSreai.denocunatinnrihe
elders, presovtery and ever so many of
their belief "have been engaged, day after
day, in a heated and not too lovely attempt
to find out it one of their number has not
got two or three small screws loose in his
orthodor Presbyterian machine. They have
used intellectual microtcopes. They have
confused themselves, alienated each other
and laid the foundation for three months'
vacations all around next summer. They
have done nothing else worth the doing, ex
cept to make the world sigh the wicked,
minister-hating world, 'Behold how those
Christians don t love one another!'
"Evil will not be put down by force. To
make the Prevention Society more efficient
than our police, it must establish unique
and better conditions. It must have better
men. Indeed, they must he above the com
mon faults, tailings and temptations of
humanity. It is true that some of our
police are bad. But there are some lew
bad men in the city in some other callings.
Great Praise for the Police.
"Living among the people for 20 years,
summoned for all kinds of service, under
every conceivable circumstance, I have been
many times by night and day brought in
contact with many policemen. I have
rarely seen them do things needlessly
rough. I have lound them obliging past
expectation, courteous, wining to take
trouble, always brave and generally for
bearing. "There is too much indiscriminate and
vehement abuse of a fine body of men, most
of them with families. Take the police
out ot this town in a bodv for 12 honrs and
no man could sleep in itor count his life
safe. No great city in the world isias well
protected as this metropolis. Think of
'There must be some other way to im
peach a corrupt official other than by vitu
peration in the public prints. Has the
Prevention Society secured better men? To
tho proportion oi the number employed the
society and police cannot be named in the
same category. The men who undertake to
do evil officially as-a trade, in order to
catch the unwary evil-doer, soon come to
do evil as a second nature and the official is
lost in the rogue. The Society for the Pre
vention of Crime has literally manufactured
and turned out first-class criminals.
No Deliverance Through Force.
''Shall we pray God to deliver, us from
evil, and then deliberately and in disguise
bring out an appalling displav of what we
pray to be delivered lrom? Force .will not
deliver us. Armed men dragging peeping
women through the streets, or extorting
blood ana nusn money win not a&iiver us.
When the last disorderly house has been
closed, when every resort of evil and the
abandoned has been broken up, when the
evil is seen no more on the streets, a man
taking money in his hands will be able to
go forth and purchase any kind of exhibition
or displav or service his depravity demands.
Great God! That the necessities of the
poor and needy should be so imperative and
"Do not forget that the question re
solves itself into human necessity and hu
man depravity; that it is as old as the story
of the race, and that its roots go down to 1
hades. The gospel remedy for 'the evil is
dependencelrpon God. Get the world to
firay lor the deliverance from evil, and de
iverance will come. Let the church, of
which the President of the Prevention So
ciety Is an illustrious and almost matchless
preacher, close up its needless and useless
trial. It is defending and prosecuting with
loo much zeal what alter all is hardly worth
so great effort
A Trial to the Christian Public
"The Presbytery is taking itself too se
riously. It has no' sense of humor in the
situation. The solemn and doleful dig
nitaries in that trial in Fourteenth street
are comical and ludicrous. The pews care
little about the matter. The whole
Christian public is worn out
with it Let tho bespattered
ProC Briggs, confused nervons, irritated,
almost pitiable, have rest amid his heresies.
Let the Universal Churoh in this town do
somethlng.orth while. Let ui awaken and
enlighten the public, conscience, and keen
at it, that our laws maybe enforced through
the moral sentiments of the whole people,
by the whole people. Let us try to be
kind. Let ua cultivate the charity that
suffereth long, that thinketh no evil, and
may God deliver us from the evil."
Dr. Potter annoupced a series of sermons,
to begin next Sunday morning, ou "The
Better Sew York." He said to-day: "This
old town of ours has been so blackened and
maligned of late that it-seems time to draw
attention to the great good and advantages
that exist around us here."
BLOOD FLOWS LIKE WATER.
Two Men Murdered An Officer Mortally
Wounded A Mob Takes a Murderer
From a Train and lynches Him His
Body Riddled With Ballets.
Wheeling, W. Va., Dec. 1L Blood
has been flowing down in the Elk Horn
mining region the past few days. Two men
have been murdered, one lynched, and an
officer ot the law lies mortally wounded.
The first victim of the murderers was
Officer James Brooks, who was killed at Key
stone, on the Elk Horn river, while trying
to settle arow between two drunken miners.
Then Officer Dillon and Constable Button
attempted to regulate a tough colored man
named Cornelius Coffee, when Coffee
opened fire on them. Dillon was shot
through the right breast Constable Bur
ton received a ball in the body, but is ex
pected to pull through.
Coffee fled but was captured and brought
back by Officer Bobinson. When Keystone
was reached, a mob entered the train,
quietly relieved Bobinson of his man, pro
ceeded to a tree close by the track and
Coffee was dangling from a limb in a few
minutes, while the mob riddled his body
WAY'S SLATE INTACT.
Mo. Sign of Its Being Broken or
Cracked Before the Caucus.
Philadelphia, Dec. 1L Special
Senator Quay rested quietly at the Conti
nental Hotel this morning, keeping to his
room, and took a noon train for Washing
ton. There were no callers, the political
part of his trip having ended
very satisfactorily yesterday and the
Senator strolled up Chestnut street to the
Broad street station alone. He had hardly
left the hotel before Congressman Marriott
Brosius, of Lancaster, dropped in, and he
was followed by Colonel John A. Glenn.
They missed meeting him by a few minutes
only. There were no other callers through
out the atternoon.
The slate, as arranged yesterday, caused
no stir to-day, as it was generally under
stood it was just the kind of slate Mr. Quay
wanted. The only open spot is that
of Resident Clerk, and the Repub
lican Legislative caucus will be al
lowed to name the lucky fellow,
just to give the caucus agreements some
semblance of form. Ex-Mayor Patterson,
of Harrisburg, was referred to as the prob
able nomination, but the candidate is likely
to come from the Allegheny end if a suita
ble seleotion can be found out that way.
Harry Hahn says he is sure for Speaker's
Clerk, and his claim is probably a straight
one, as the Speaker alone passes upon it
KANSAS WON'T BLEED AGAIN.
The County Seat Trouble Ended at Last In
Favor or liberal.
Liberal, Ks., Dec. 1L There will be
no county seat war. The people of Spring
field, while being greatly chagrined and
diappointed at the result ot the election,
will make no endeavor to prevent Liberal
enjoying the fruits of its victory.
The party of Liberal men that went to
Springfield yesterday to witness the canvas
of the vote and to see that no irregularities
should take place, returned last night with
the news that the canvass of the returns
showed that Liberal had been chosen the
county seat There was no disturbance dur
ing the canvass, and the Springfield people
submitted quietly to the idevitable.
At the conclusion of the canvass a cour
ier was sent to Arkalon, where it had been
arranged he was to meet the other partv.
which had gone from Liberal, and where
the county records were stored, to inform
them of jthe result of the canvass. When
the courier arrived at Arkalon and told the
Liberal people that their town had been
victorious in the election, they immediately
took possession ot the county records,
loaded them into a wagon and removed
them to this place. No trouble is antici
pated. CLOSE CALL FOR A FAMILY.
Mother and Three Children Nearly Killed
by a Cough Cure.
Baltimore, Dca 11. Special A pro
prietary cough and cold cure nearly killed
the wife and three children of Edward F.
Callahan last night. They suffered with a
severe cold and all partook of medicine.
Soon after the children were put to bed
Mrs. Callahan sat down for a few minutes,
and then told her husband she felt as if she
"were going to sleep inside." As she became
drowsy her husband was alarmed. He sent
to the druggist to find out what to do, as it
was found that the sleep of the three chil
dren, whose ages run from 2 to 9 years, was
an unnaturally sound one, while the baby
could scarcely be awakened at all. For
bis wife he prepared a dose of brandy, but
that only seemed tp make matters worse.
The medicine is a "patented one, and of
course its ingredients are known only to
tho manufacturers. It has a strong odor of
chloroform, however, and druggists sup
pose it contains morphine and cannibis in
dica from its soothing and sleep-producing
qualities. A physiciriv administered an
emetic and kept th'3 children awake
throughout the night They are better
GLASS WORKERS TO STRIKE.
Things Coming to a Crisis at the Works In
Brldgeton, Kew Jersey.
Bkidgeton, N. J., Dec." 1L Affairs
have reached a crisis in the contention of
the Green Glass Workers' Association with
the Cumberland Glass Manufacturing Com
pany. There is no longer any doubt but
the strike will speedily ensue.
President Arrington reached here last
evening and spent much of the night in
conference with the blowers. He will re
turn to-morrow, when definite action will
be taken. It is regarded as certain that the
men who have joined the association who
numbered, about 100 will be called out to
dav. BEIHACH'3 BODY CAN'T BEST.
The Viscera and Brain Taken to Paris for
Pabis, Dec 1L Dr. Brouardel denies
the rumors that he has already found evi
dence that Baron Belnach's death was due
to unnatural causes. The viscera and the
brain were to-night brought to the Toxico
logical Laboratory at Paris.
The Libre FarcHe nevertheless persists
that the examination revealed that death
was due to aconite poisoning.
Pugilist Warren Sentenced.
Waco, Tex, Dec 11. Tommy Warren,
the featherweight champion pugilist, was
convicted to-day of murder and sentenced to
six years in the penitentiary. He had
Killed a nezro porter in a saioon wnue ne
rzz trying to get a shot at another sunt i
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DIAMONDS . IN IDAHO.
Experts Pronounce Them Equal
the South African- Gems.
ENTHUSIASTS LOCATING CLAIMS.
Eastern Capitalists Said to Ee Interested in
the Kew Fields.
TIFFANY G1TES THEU A SENDOFF
Boise Crnr, Idaho, Dec 11. Special
Tuesday morning a party of seven men,
in charge of a civil engineer named Well
ington, left this city for a point on Snake
river, about 30 miles from the capital, to
locate a large' portion of a diamond field,
which is said to contain precions gems in
large quantities. Engineer Wellington,
who arrixed recently from Hew York, and
his party'are employed by Buss Walters,
Charles Van Dorn and C. C. Stevenson, of
this city, who have located in their name
120 acnes, embracing the better portion of
the field. These men some timeagoshipped
specimens of the product to Kew lork in
the rough state, and the report of a well
known diamond expert of that city encour
aged them to renew their investigation.
The supposed diamond fields are located
11 miles above Walters' Ferry, on the north
side of Snake river, near Sucier creek, and
about three miles inland. E. J. Curtis,
who was Secretary of the State during the
regime of Governor Lyon, said last night
that the report of the New York experts
on the specimens was very favorable.
Van Dorn, during the early sixties, worked
in the diamond fields of Kimberly, South
Africa, and being familiar with the appear,
ance of the gems taken from that locality,
immediately pronounced the specimen a
Kimberly diamond in the rough. .He sniffed
at the idea when, told the specimen was found
on Snake river, but further investigation
convinced him that there was some truth
in the story. He and Mr. Barto, a San
Francisco man, examined the ground. Van
Dorn took Walters dnd Stevenson into the
scheme, and opened correspondence with
several Eastern men, who had been with
him at the diamond fields of Kimberly.
several aavs ago u. w. Williams, of
New York, who made a fortune in the dia
mand fields of Africa, and Messrs. Cass
croft and Bullfinch, ot Baltimore, all dia
mond experts, and Wellington arrived in
this city, accompanied by an assistant for
the engineer and three other parties who
will locate a claim each. They proceeded
to the diamond fields. Yesterday they noti
fied Van Dorn and Walters that they were
meeting with success, but gave no details.
Von Dorn said to-night that it was Tif
fany, the famous New York jeweler, who
made an examination recently of specimens
from the supposed diamond fields and re
ported favorably on them. Six stones from
these fields were cut by Tiffany and are now
on exhibition at his store.
HAPPY IN FALL RIVER.
A Bright Outlook for Cotton Blanufacturers
Fall Bivek, Mass., Dec 1L The out-
, look for the local cotton manufacturers and
operatives continues to be bright and good.
Trading in cloth is generally quiet at this
season of the year, nevertheless the deliv
eries are good and equal the production.
The treasurers decline to sell largely be
yond an April basis at present quotations.
The operatives begad last week to work
under the increased scale of wages, and
next week they will receive the first in
stallment of new prices. There has been
dissatisfaction among spinners growing out
of poor light in a few mills, but it is not
likely to grow aggravated in character.
Secretary Howard, in a lengthy inter
view, takes the ground that Chiet Wade,
of the State detective -force, should take
stringent measures to enforce the 55-hour
law, and suggests that all mills should be
starte'd and stopped from a common center,
in accordance with the practice followed in
ADVSETISED FOB A WIFE,
And a Michigan Farmer Is Now Mated to a
Bridgeport, Conn., Dec 11. Miss
Minnie F. Byckmann ;aw an advertisement
for a wife in a New York newspaper six
months ago ami answered it "juit for fun."
Her correspondent proved to be Daniel H.
Landgou, a prosperous young Michigan
The correspondence was kept up and
photographs were exchanged, and last week
young Landgon came on here and the pair
were married, the Bev. L M. Foster per
forming the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Land
gon have gone to bis home in Michigan to
OVEEPOWBEED THE OUAHD.
Twenty-Five Workhouse Inmates Escape,
and Are Robbing; Feople.
Knoxville, Tenn., Dec 1L Twenty
five inmates of the Knox county work
house overpowered the guard yesterday and
escaped. They were mostly colored. A
number of citizens have been held up and
robbed in the suburbs bv these outlaws.
IBISH LEADERS STONED.
Timothy Ilealy and Others Attacked and P.
A. Chance Injured.
Dublin, Dec 11. While returning to
Ennis to-day from an election meeting,
Timothy M. Healv and other members of
Parliament were attacked with atones and
other missiles. The carriage windows were
smashed and the woodwork" was broken. P.
A. Chance, M, P., wu injured.
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THE TUG OF WAR.
RADICAL LAWS WANTED
By the legislative Committee or the Now
York Central Labor Union Some of
Them Too Frononnced to Bun the
Gauntlet of the. Convention TbOTorrow.
New York, Dec. 1L Siecial The
Law and Legislation Committee of the Cen
tral Labor Union held a meeting in Claren
don Hall to-day to decide on recommenda
tionsto be presented by the labor delegates
at the State Constitutional Convention in
Albany next February. These recommen
dations will be submitted to a convention
of the C. L. TJ. to be held In Clarendon
Hall to-morrow night, and then will be
These are some of the things the commit
tee would like to effect by amending the
Constitution: That women shall he al
lowed to vote whenever men are: that no
one shall be compelled to observe the rights
or customs of any religions sect or
denomination; that no law shall be passed to
abridge the right of free speech;' that all
public officers, except clerks, doorkeepers,
messengers and guardians of the peace,
shall be elected by the people; that no char
ters or franchises be given to anybody tor
the use of any land or other valuable prop
erty belonging to the people; that all mili
tia officers shall be elected by the militia
themselves, and that provisions shall
be made to arm the entire pop
ulation over 18 years of age
To protect themselves against the ag
gressions of capitalists."
It is believed that the Central Labor
Union Convention will throw out a good
number of these recommendations.
BLAINE MUCH BETTER.
He Is More Cheerf nl and Able to Sit Up in
"Washington, Dec 11. Hon. James G.
Blaine is much better this evening. Four
days ago vhile out driving he caught a
slight cold, which was swiftly followed by
a return of stomach trouble By the ad
vice ot his physician and family he has re
mained in bed during the intervening
period. At no time, however, has there
been any reasonable cause for alarm, except
that he did not gain strength as rapidly as
was wished by himself and family. This
evening Mr. Blaine spent a brief period in
hii library and was extremely cheerful.
Bv reason of this recent set-back. Mr.
Blaine's departure for a more congenial
climate has been delayed. To-night it was
given out by a member of his family that it
was not absolutely certain that California
would be the point of his destination, hut
that ho would go somewhere for a brief
period as soon as he could travel without
serious inconvenience was settled. Up to
1885 no public man was a more persistent
equestrian than Mr, Blaine. He was a
graceful rider and loved the exercise. Of
late years, however, he has, shown a de
cided disinclination to mount a horse. It
is thought that this excellent exercise
greatly benefited his impaired digestive
SAW THE FIRST SHOT FIRED.
Beatty Says He "Was Arrested to Prevent
An Associated Press dispatch from Louis
ville last night said: "Eobert Beatty, in
jail in this city as one of the members of
the poisoning conspiracy at Home
stead, was seen to-night. He denies
the charge of being implicated in the
poisoning of the non-union workmen and
ys he was arrested at the instance of the
Pinkertons to keephim from bringing for
ward witnesses to prove that the Pinker
tons on the Little Bill fired first.
He says he came here to "see his wife
who lives at 21 Stand Bank street, and in
cidentally to look up witnesses. He says
an attempt was made to arrest him at the
Pittsburg wharf for assault and battery,
but he left the boat he was on and took a
skiff, boarding the boat after she left Pitts
burg." "I have confessed nothing," said he, "for
I have not anything to confess. I know
nothing about any plot to drive the men
from the mill by poisoning, and I never
made a remark to any one that would lead
them to suspect anything of that kind."
DENIES THE STORY.
Secretary Kllgal'on Says It Would Kill the
Secretary Kilgallon, of the Amalgamated
Association, was teen at a late hour last
night in regard (o alleged plot to poison the
non-union men at Homestead. He said:
"The idea that the Amalgamated Associa
tion would take part in such a fiendish plot
is preposterous. While the association has
had differences with the manufacturers, vet
to countenance any such action or even think
of it would be its death knelL If such a
plo. had come to our knowledge we would
have been the first to expose it and prose
cute the instigators. I do not know this
man lieatty and never heard of him before.
I assure you the Amalgamated Association
has had 'nothing whatever to do with this
case in any shape or form."
TALE OF INVESTIGATION.
Teller Wants to Inquire Into the
Pipe Line Fight.
New York, Dec 1L The pipe line war
here is practically unchanged. The Stand
ard Oil Company have about 30 men on
guard at the Delaware river, where the
Erie tracks cross and where the United
States Pipe Line people are expected to
lay pipe. H. J. Hammond, of the United
St'ates Pipe Line Company, said that he
had received a letter from United S'ates
Senator Pefier, of Kansas, who wanted in
formation, with a view to investigation bv
IIP A PLOT, '
Startling Story of a Conspir
acy to Poison Non-Union-ists
Emphatic Denials Made by Persona
Carnegie Officials Refuse to Talk on tho
Subject The Cook, Who Is Alleged
to Have Confessed, Disappears From
His Haunts The Man Under Arrest
at Louisville Says There Is No Truth,
in the Charge Against Him Home
stead Physicians Say All the Sickness
Was Due to Natural Causes Rumors
of Wholesale Informations Denied by
A sensational and apparently unauthentic
cated rumor was publicly circulated yes
terday to the effect that wholesale arrests:
were to he made for the poisoning of non
union worfcmenat Homestead. The state
ment was based upon the arrest at Louis
ville of Eobert J". Beatty, a Homestead
striker, charged with felonious assault and
battery. It was alleged that he was a prin
cipal In the plot to poison by wholesale.
The story is alleged to have come from
one of the Carnegie Company's employes
at Homestead, and dates back over several
months. Soon after the company started
its mill with non-union men, the man who
gives .out this startling information was
met on the streets of Pittsburg by one of
the cooks at the Homestead works. The
latter asked the informant and a friend who
was with him if they did not want to work
for him. He said they could make big
Getting; Fay From Both Sides.
As he talked to them he grew confident
tin, and said that he was not only in the '
employ of the company, but but was draw
ing another salary on the side from the la
bor organizations and strikers. He said
nearly all the sickness reported at Home
stead had been caused by his putting poison
in the men's food. The cook said he was
to get 55,000 if he succeeded by this means
in closing the milL The men did not give
him a promise that the would' work for
him, but reserved their decision for a day.
For the meantime these two men sized
up the proffered position and saw the hein
ousness of the cook's proposition. They
thought the best thing to do was to tell
Chairman Frick what they had heard.
This they did in the presence ot
the company's attorneys. It was
decided that ,the men should take
the positions and make daily re
ports to Mr. Frick. The day after their
arrival at Homestead a number of the men
were taken sick. The cook told them that
he bad placed poison in their food, describ
ing it as a "colored powder." He also in
structed'them to watch for an opportunity
to use it
Shadowed the Two Informants.
The rumor goes that the company was s
little suspicious of its informants, and de
tailed a couple of Pinkertons to work on
the case. The cook soon dropped to this
move of the company and told his supposed
friends that the detectives were watching
them. The Pinkertons were at once with
drawn. An order was then given to
the men io get their meals outside
the mill. Soon after this the cook was
summoned before Chairman Frick on some
pretense. "When he appeared he was con
fronted with the plot, and at once confessed
his ciime. In this confession he gave the
names ot those who had employed him, the
amount of money he had received and how
he had done his work. He also is said to have
exhibited vouchers for the money due him.
The fellow was not arrested, but he, like
the informants, has been shadowed ever
The men implicated, it is said, will be
charged with conspiracy to murder "William
Griffiths and Charles Glosser by adminis
tering poison. The former was the chief
cook and the latter a young Pittsburger
who had gone to Homestead to work in the '
mill. He is said to have taken sick and
died from what the physicians termed diar
rhoea. He lived only two weeks after the
administering of the poison. His body is
alleged to have been exhumed and the
stomach analyzed. The result of the anal
ysis is unknown.
Carnegl- Officials Kefose to Talk.
Chairman Frick was seen concerning this
aensational rumor. He would neither deny
nor confirm It Secretary Lovejoy was also
spoken to. He refused to be interviewed,
only saying, "I will not contradict it"
Attorney E. Y. Breck, who was said to
have been in Harrisburg securing requisi
tion papers to bring Beatty back to Pitts
burg, was not at the State capital, but in
the city. Up until a late hour last night
he could not be found. It is said that ha
was looking after the legal end of the case
for the compjny.
T. J. Lane, a conductor on the Fifth
avenue street car line, was in charge of the
coal and iron police at Homestead for sev
eral months during the strike He was
taken sick while there and had to come
home. He was seen by a Dispatch re
porter last night and told this story:
"I worked at Homestead for two months,
sating my meals at the mills. I was sick
all the time I was there, and finally had to
rome home After my return to Pittsburg i
I was ill for three weeks, and feared that
I would not recover. The doctors said I
had diarrhoea. I lost 17 pounds In the
Thought It Was the Water.
"I at first attributed my sickness to the
water I was using. At first I drank freely
of the well water, and thinking it was the
cause of my illness I changed to river
water. The trouble did not abate I often
noticed that I suffered the most after hav
ing eaten. I was affected very much, as
though I had taken croton oil.
"There was a great deal of sickness there.
At one time there were 17 of my officers ill.
I tooK a man named Paulson, who was a
next door neighbor of mine on Zalema
street, to Homestead and gave him a place
on the force He was a young fellow and
very healthy. 'When I engaged him he
weighed 190 pounds. He was taken ill
soon after he went there and had to come
home. He wasted away very rapidly until
he was only a shadow of his former self,
and in a short time died."
A visit was paid to the Paulson home,
but the family were not at home last night,