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FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
Andrieux Chosen as the First
Poe of the Eepuhlic to
Pace the Music.
A GREATER DAGGER
THAN THE SCANDAL
Found by the Cabinet, Who Meet It
With Measures That Show the
Gravity of the Feril.
(REINACH WAS MURDERED
BY A SLOW, SURE POISON.
The Mature of the Drug Eevealed by the
intopsy Is Against the Accepted
Theory of inicide.
Bibot's Cabinet Sustained by a Vote of
353 to 91 He Made the Existence of
the Republic the Issue Involved in the
Test of Confidence M. Flouquet's
Defense of Eimself Stirringr Scenes
on the Floor of the Chamber of Depu
ties ParUamentary Sympathy Strong:
for the Ministry The Senate Grants
the Required Permission to Prosecute
Its Accused Members A Complete)
List of the Implicated Men Secured
Before the Scandal Was Let Loose.
fETCXEXE TO THE DISPATCH.1
Pabis, Dec. 21 Copyright. The Gov
ernment believes it has succeeded in put
ting its finger upon a danger to the Bepub
lio greater than the Panama scandal. The
Cabinet thinks it has uncovered the con
spiracy against the State which has been
Taguely dreaded and rumored for many
days, and it proposes to deal with the extra
ordinary situation by extraordinary meas
ures. It will, within a few hours, make the
first of a series of arrests for high treason.
Due d' Orleans.
I make this statement upon the authority
of the man who will be the first of those to
be accused, M. Andrieux.
There is no disguising the fact that An-
drieux's astounding statement to the Pan
ama Commission yesterday was the first
unmasking of the hidden batteries which
everybody has dreaded. Of course nobody
believes that Andrieux is alone in the ter
rific campaign which has just begun. The
whole Boulangist or revisionist party is at
his back, hence the alarm which the vindic
tive utterances of the ex-Deputy and prefect
Andrieux Lets the Cat Out of the Bag.
I called on 31. Andrieux this evening to
ask what great reputations he wonld next
strike down with the arsenal of weapons
which he fays he has collected.
"I cannot speak of my plan," he replied,
"beyoud saying that what I have thus far
announced is but an insignificant part ot
my complete design. I will, however, give
you an interesting piece of information. I
sxpect to be arrested to-morrow morning
Tor treason and conspiracy against the Re
public. JIM. Ribot, Loubet and other
members oi the Cabinet were in consulta
tion for three hours this morning, and they
finally decided to arrest me and certain
others on a charge of treason. I told you
yesterday that high-handed measures
would be used against me, bnt I tell you
again they can't .prevent the accomplish
ment ot my purpose."
It is impossible to forecast the resnlt of
such a step on the part of the Government.
It will, oi course, make a prodigious sensa
tion, and it is an open question which
wav the public sympathy will turn.
Baron Reinach. Was Murdered.
On the surface M. Andrieux has done
nothing but offer to produce a mass of in
criminating evidence against public officers
who have been bribed. The Government
must bring strong evidence to justify pros
ecution ior treason unaer such circum
Another sensation will soon 'direct atten
tion to one of the earlier chapters of the
scandal. The examination of the remains
of Baron Reinach is almost completed, and
one of the chemists engaged in it is author
ity for the statement tbit the Baron died of
poison, as is generally supposed, but the
agent used was a drug notyet named, which
did not acl until about 12 hours after it was
administered. Ihe natural conclusion is
that Reinach, who was an expert toxicolo
gist, did not commit suicide, but was mur
dered. The darkest possible insinuations will be
spread abroad when these facts are known.
The last hours of the Baron were spent
with Rouvier, Clemenceau and Dr. Cor
nelius Iierx,who is now a fugitive in Lon
don. It should be denied in advance, how
-, that tbe suspicions which are sure td j
be raited In this connection are not entitled
to any credence.
An Exciting: Day in Parliament.
The sessions of both Senate and Chamber
to-day were a wild whirl of excitement
from beginning to end. Floquet was forced
to go into the tribnne in hia own defense,
and a poor defense he made. The attacks
on the government trom the enemies oi
the Republic became more open and. defiant
and insinuations oi the approaching
overthrow were hardly . disguised. This
fact, disclosing still fnrther the settled pur
pose of attacking the Republic, probably
hastened the Ministry's decision to adopt
radical measures. It is doubtful if Parlia
ment adjourns to-morrow for the usual
The Clemenceau-Millevoye duel has not
yet been arranged. Clemenceau admitted
to-day that he intentionally left Deroulede
untouched in yesterday's encounter. .In
conversation with The Dispatch cor
respondent he denounced the arrangements
for the duel, and said he did not feel justi
fied under the circumstances in shooting
THE REPUBLIC STANDS.
ITS riSIENDS IN A LARGE MA JORITT
IX THE FBENCH CHAMBER.
Premier Ribot Slakes Its Existence the
Issue Sustained by a Tote of Confi
denceDramatic Scenes in the Tribune
and on the Floor.
BY ASSOCIATED PEESSJ
Pakis, Dec. 23. The scene in the Cham
ber of Depnties to-day, when M. Millevoye
interpellated the Ministry regarding ad
vances of money by the Panama Canal
Company, was of the most stormy character.
M. Millevoye said he desired to question
the Government as to the facts in its pos
sefsion relating tojthe use of contributions
by a former Premier from the Panama
Canal Company, whose corrupt and crim
inal operations are uow being investigated.
M. Ribot, in behalf of the Government,
said he accepted immediate discussion of
President Floquet thereupon vacated the
chair, M. Peytral taking his place, and as
cending the Tribune. There was a hush in
the Chamber as the former Minister began
his address of exculpation, and every ace
was turned toward the speaker with the
'most eager interest. AL-B'loqu.et repeated.
w"hath"e had already stated before the Com
mittee of Investigation. He reiterated
with emphasis that while a member of the
Ministry he had never received mossy
from the Panama Canal Company for any
pnrposs whatever, and he denied any im
proper purpose in the insertion of paid po
litical advertisements in newspapers.
M. FIog.net Is Directly Accused.
Count Jules de Bemes, an ardent Royal
ist, indulged in a violent attack on M.
Ploquet, denouncing his condnct in the al
leged bribing of newspapers under cover of
political advertising. The Count ex
claimed: "Von not only allowed the peo
ple to be robbed of their savings, but yon
were an accomplice in the nefarious crime."
At this invective there was the wildest
excitement Deputies, stood and waved
their arms and shouted, some in denuncia
tion, others in approval ol the language.
When order had been restored in some de
gree, M. Millevoye arose and indulged in a
violent attack on M. Rouvier. Millevoye
was repeatedly applauded by the Boulang
ists, Royalists and Imperialists.
M. Rouvier then arose to make an ex
planation of his conduct He said that at
the time of the Boulangist agitation certain
people had lent to the Government from
60,000 to 100,000 francs to supply a pressing
want ot Secret Service funds to keep up the
fight against Boulanger and prevent him
and his followers from carrying out their
schemes against the Republic.
I never," added M. Rouvier, "had any
thing to do with the Panama Canal Com
pany and never attempted to control the
press, and when Baron Reinach oflered to
help tne Government I refused to accept
He Always Stands by the Republic.
M. Rouvier added warmly: "I always
upheld the flag of Parliamentarism and of
the Republic, and I always will " Hisses
M. Rouvier was still in the aisle when
Millevove stepped into the Speaker's Tri
bune. The first word of the Boulangist
deputy showed his purpose to precipitate a
crisis immediately. He spoke briefly, but
violently. The present Cabinet, he said, is
trusted neither by the people nor bv their
representatives. Both its members and ad
herents are in the shadow of a foul sus
picion. Men chosen to serve tile highest
interests of France are falling day after
day under charges of misrepresenting these
interests. The time has come for an appeal
to tbe preference of the electors. Ap
plause on the Right and disorder on the
Left. On behalf of those who had the
honor of France at heart, he demanded a
At this point the uproar on the floor in
terrupted M. "Millevoye, and he stood
silent until the cheers and shouts of protest
subsided. Then he moved a vote of "no
confidence." As he left the Tribune, there
was little demonstration, and M. Ribot, the
Promier, rose to defend the Government,
amid profound silence.
The Keal Attack Is on the Republic
The purpose of M. Millevove, he said, is
appareni io aii. ne inienos to unload I
scandal after scandal upon the Government
ail. ue intends to unload
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until he wrecked it. Cries of "No, no,"
from theBoulangists greeted this statement,
uu so. .uuievove shouted: "xne laots wm
suffice to wre.ok"it when all is known." M.
M. Millevoye Is attempting to bring to
trial, not individuals, but the .republican
Institutions or France. His attack was di
rected, not Tagalnst tlie Cabinet nor against
those persons charged with corruption, but
' Sret?a?Vp bT,tho labor and self-sacrifice
uii national institutions wnicn nau
or devoted patriots. The plotters against
' uepuDito snould not aeiuae tnemseivei
with tbe Idea that a dissolution would ac
complish their ends, for the people knew
tpelr enemies and the masks ot their ene
mies. Honesty In politics above all, I say, but no
toleration of men who conspire to ruin our
Republic The whole machinery of the law
has been set In motion to punish tbe guilty.
Can von not wait for the verdict! Pro
longed cheers. Others may be deoelved by
tardy protestations of unsullied purity, but
surely tbe gentlemen before me are In a po
sition to perceive the motive ior inis sua
den show of virtue on the part or certain
persons. Applause from tbe Left This
agitation is Intended, not to purify the Gov
ernment and not to serve the people, but
merely to serve the ends of certain design,
ine politicians. To these gentlemen I say:
The present Government wilt not allow it
self to be disturbed or intimidated by their
' A Monarchist's Interruption.
The applause with which this statement
was received was stilled suddenly by M.
Deroulede, who sprang to his feet and,
waving his right arm above his head,
shouted: "Down with the Parliamentary
system." After the President had restored
order by repeated appeals to the Deputies,
M. Ribot conclnded his defense with the
Those who natter themselves that tbere Is
no government in France are deluded, and
lr the occasion comes the present Cabinet
will not hesitate to prove It This Govern
ment is prepared to defend tbe Republic.
The firmness and calmness of M. Ribot's
address evidently, had won for him tbe
sympathy of the Chamber, for as he left
the tribune he was cheered with excep
tional enthusiasm. Even M. Deroulede
seemed to realize this, and his subsequent
speech was mild to the point of tameness.
He explained his plan for revising the Con
stitution at some length, and, in bis perora
tion, astounded his hearers by declaring
that he felt full confidence in the probity
and intelligence of the Ministry.
M. Millevoye's motion of "If o confidence"
was then put, and was lost by a vote of 353
to 91. Tremendous cheering and applause
from ihe Left followed the announcement
of the result '
In the Senate to-day the special commit
tee's report in favor of authorizing the Pro
curenr General to proceed against Senators
Renault, Beral, Tbevenet, Deves and Al
bert Grevy was adopted and the requisite
permission was granted.
MME. CLEMENCEAU DENIES
That Her Husband Shot a Lover of Hers In
a Duel In France.
Eocktobd, III., Dec 2a Special
Mme. Clemenceau, the wife of the -French
duelist and statesman whose name is now
so prominent before the public, is at pres
ent in the city, the guest of her uncle,
James S. Ticknor, President of the "West
End Street Railway Company. The lady
separated from her husband last February
in Paris and came here among her relatives
for rest and quiet, being in delicate health.
The lady denies absolutely that there is
any truth in the report that her husband
killed a man in his first duel because of
undue familiarity with her.
Mr. Clemencean has fought, she said, four
duels, all ot which have grown out of poli
tics. She became acquainted with Mr.
Clemencean while she was attending school
in SUmfon5,Conn., where he was teaching
French. He subsequently practiced medi
cine in Nw York City. Mme. Clemencean
lsa sentlelind'petite woman, who.has made
many lrlendbere, and seems to dread the
publicity which she fears this affair will
ANDRIEUX GOING TO LONDON
Ostensibly to Obtain Important Endenpe
From Dr. Ilerz, the Fugitive.
LONDO!.-, Dec. 23. Dr. Cornelius Here,
who is so greatly implicated in the Panama
Canal, and who is said to be suffering from
nervous prostration, is still confined to his
bedroom at the Burlington Hotel. He re
ceives only intimate friends.
M. Andrieux, it is said, is coming to Lon
don from Paris to obtain from Dr. Herz a
certain document showing that 104 mem
bers of the French Chamber of Deputies
had received bribes from the lobbyist,
Arton, amounting, altogether, to 1,350,000
francs. It will be recalled that M. Andrieux
testified before the Panama Committee yes
terday that he bad seen such a document in
the possession ot Dr. Merz. ,
CARN0T HAD THE LIST.
Further Testimony Before the Panama
Pabis, Dee. 23. The Panama Canal In
vestigating Committee continued its in
quiry to-day. Deputies Salis and Fouquet,
the first witnesses, confirmed the statement
made by Count CafTarelli yesterday that M.
Tves-Gnyot, formerly Minister of Publio
Works, had said that President Carnot had
seen a full list ot the men compromised In
the scaadal. The witness declared that M.
Constaus had given to the President a list
of 100 Deputies who were implicated.
M. Maret, editor oi tbe Radical, denied
that his paper had been bribed. Irene
Blanc, a journalist, declined to testify, re
ferring the committee to the testimony
given before tbe magistrate
THE POPE SEES CLOUDS.
Itnln Confronts For ope Another
Attack Upon Free Masonry.
Rome, Dec 2a All the Cardinals at
present in Rome waited upon the Pope to
day and tendered him the usual Christmas
congratulations. In reply, His Holiness
said the signs of a gathering storm are visi
ble to all observers of moral and religious
conditions. The European situation is
pregnant with ruin and 'disaters, and this
condition could onlv be brought to- an end
by the healing virtues of the Church, which
herself is being violently assailed.
The Pope referred to the Free Mtsons.
whom he condemned as a malignant sect
who are never true to the people, but who.
unfortunately, are supported by the Govern
ment. A HEW TEMPEEANCE MOVEMENT.
The Independent Christian Voters' League
of America Organized.
Bloomihgton, III, Dec 23. The "in
dependent Christian Voters' League of
America" is the title of a newly-formed
body which proposes to start on a temper
ance crusade Its headquarters are at
Normal, the home of the Illinois State Uni
versity, which has long been a prohibition
The body has been incorporated, and pro
poses at once to organize branch leagues.
It proposes to band together all voters who
are opposed to saloons.
A New Bridge for St. Lonls.
Sx. Loots, Dec 23, It is asserted here
that work' on a new iron bridge across the
Mississippi river at Carondelet, a southern
suburb of St Louis, will be started earlv
next year. The company to construct the
bridge isincorporated, -with a capital stock I
u v,wvVw. .
PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1892-TWELVE
LAMONT THE LATEST
Addition to ,the Probable
Official Family of tlie
0ABLISLE FAIRLY CERTAIN
To Be Secretary of tho Treasury
After March 4, Next.
A PLACE FOR A WISCONSIN HAN.
Whitney's hame May Ee Eeplaced by That
of Edward J. Phelps.
,CEISP TO CONFER 7T1TH CLEVELAND
IBTTCILL TELEGRAM TO THE DISFATCIt.1
New Yoek, Dec 23. This is the Cabinet
which political gossip fixed up for Mr. Cleve
Secretary qf Slate Edward J. Phelps, of
Secretary of Treasury John
Secretary of Savu Daniel
Secretary of n'ar Patrick
A. Collins, of
Postmaster General lsa.a.0 Pusey Gray,
Secretary of the Interim Chtel Justice Pin
ney, of Wisconsin, or William B. Morrison,
Attorney General George Gray, of Dela
ware, or J. Randolph Tucker, of Virginia.
Secretary of Aaricvl ure Charles L. Jones,
of Missouri, or William H. Hatch, of Mis
souri. Some of the names mentioned in this list
have'received serious consideration by Mr.
Cleveland. It is very well known that he
has not determined anything finally, but he
is hearing the views of Democrats, and has
got down to work on his Cabinet in serious
earnest. Among his visitors to-day were
Senator Brice, Senator Vest and Senator
It will be noticed that the name of Mr.
"Whitney as Secretary of State is with
drawn. Mr. Cleveland is well aware that
Mr. "Whitney -has no desire to enter the
Lain on t tho Latest Addition.
The most important new thing on the list
is the name of Colonel Lamont ior Secre
tary of the Navy. A number ot naval offi
cers and others interested in the depart
ment have been in town for several days,
and to a man they desire the appointment
of Colonel Lamont to the portfolio. It is
just as well to keep your eye on Colonel
Lamont as the possible head of the Navy
Mr. Cleveland was informed to-day that
there was every probability that Senator
Carlisle would accept the portfolio ot Sec
retary of the Treasury. The Kentucky
Senator has been informed that Mr. Cleve
land would like him to take the place. He
has had the matter under consideration for
some time, and one of the Senator's friends
said to-day that he had about made up his
mind to take the place ,
The visit of Senator Vilas to Mr. Cleve
land the other-day is asow understood. e.
and other Northwestern Democrats would
like to see CbiefVuStice Pinney, of Wis
consin, made Secretary ot the Interior.
But, then, the friends of Mr. Morrison, ot
Illinois, would also like to see Mr. Morri
son get it The Democrats of that State
did most valiant service this time.
Several Names Most Seriously Jtegarded.
Tbe name of General Collins for Secre
tary of "War is seriously regarded. Senator
Gray for Attorney General and Representa
tive Hatch for Secretary of Agriculture are
considered nearer the" mark than Mr.
Tucker and Mr. Jones ior either ot the
From this time on until Mr. Cleveland
starts for Lakewood, in January, the work
of Cabinet-building is expected to proceed
Senator Brice. of the Senate Committee
appointed to keep ao eye on the efforts of
tbe Republicans to "steal" the United
States Senate, said to-day: "I am certain
the Republicans will be in the minority in
the next session of the United States Sen
ate. I am pretty certain the Democrats
will have a clear majority with the vote of
Vice President Stevenson. Nothing especi
ally valuable in the contests will develop
until after the Legislatures of Kansas,
"Wyoming, Montana and California assem
ble early next month. "We will then know
better where we stand, and know better
what steps to take"
It is reported that Speaker Crisp will run
over from Washington next week to confer
with Mr. Cleveland. Chairman William
Frank Harrity is also expected here at
abont the same time. Speaker Crisp, it is
said, will also meet William G Whitney,
and will confer with Mr. Cleveland on the
subject of legislation daring the present
session and the extra session problem.
Cleveland to Stop at the Arlington.
Mr. Cleveland has engaged his apartments
at the Arlington Hotel for occupancy dur
ing the three or four days he will be in
Washington before bis inauguration. ' On
the same floor apartments have also been
secured by Mr. Croker, Mr. GHroy, F C
Benedict, Colonel Lamont and others.
Mr. Whitney lied a talk with Don M.
Dickinson on personal matters at the Hoff
man House to-day. Mr. Dickinson then
left for Detroit On the train were Sena
tor Hill and Representative Tracy on their
way to Albany.
Two of Senator Hill's visitors at the
Hotel Normandie to-day, were District At
torney Ridgway, of Brooklyn, and Health
Officer Jenkins. There has been some -curiosity
to ascertain just how Senator Hill
stands on the New Jersey and Hudson
river bridge bill. This is the bill which
was introduced by Senator Black
burn, of Kentucky, and supported
by Senator Hill. It was ascertained
from friends of Senator Hill that
he would continue to support the measure,
notwithstanding the objections of the local
authorities of New York City. His friends
added that he was committed to this course
because the bill had received the sanction of
the Legislatures of both New York and New
Jersey. The Legislature, it was remarked,
represents tbe wishes of the people. The
bill, though, provides only for a bridge over
tidewater, and if there is any objection to
the betterments at the approaches of the
bridge, either in New York or New Jersey,
the Legislatures of the two States can be
appealed to sanction alterations in the bill.
Already Looking After Carlisle's Shoes.
A special from" Washington to-night
says: If Senator Carlisle goes into Mr.
Cleveland's Cabinet there will be a lively
scramble ior hia Senatorial toga. There
are more than a dozen prominent Kentucky
politicians who would be delighted .to
occupy a seat in the Senate. It is not defi
nitely known here whether Mr. Carlisle has1
Cabinet aspirations although it appears to
be generally conceded by his most intimate
friends that he may become a Cabinet Min
ister if he will but answer yes. Some'of
Mr. Carlisle's friends do not believe be will
give up his position in the Senate, which
seems to be assured as long as he wants
it. to assume the exacting duties
which will rest heavily upon the shoulders
of the next Secretary of the Treasury. His, I
ieig BMviso m. m avwftnin erapi i
has taught him that the position or a Cabi
net officer is not only an undesirable one,
bnt it is exceedingly expensive. His friends
in Congress are naturally gratified that bis
name should be so prominently mentioned
in connection with tbe mest important
place in Mr. Cleveland's Cabinet, but they
contend that he can better serve his State
and his party by remaining in the Senate,
If, however, be should retire from the Sen
ate Representative McCreary, who is now
In Europe as a member ot the Monetary
Conference, and O. P. Breckenride will be
prominent candidates for the succession.
. MAMMOTH CANAL PROJECT.
A Company Organizing to Construct Means
of Water Navigation Between Montreal
and New York City Greatest Lift of
'Locks in the World The Scheme
Feasible and Probable.
OlTA-WA, Ont., Dec 23. Special
Saturday's Official Gazette will contain a
notice of application on the part of an in
ternational syndicate for a Dominion
charter for the International Navigation
Company, which is being organized to con
nect Lake Erie, Montreal and New York
City by a 22-foot navigation, with locks 22
feet draught, 0 feet wide and 450 feet long.
The canal between Erie and Ontario will be
about 21 miles long and the descent will be
made with four locks of about 20 feet lift
Vessels will pass trom lake to lake in four
The navigation trill go down, the St Law
rence, reaching Lake St Francois with one
lock of 48 feet lift at CornwalL From Lake
St Francois one arm of the navigation will
descend to Montreal, with one lock of 82
feet at Lake St Louis and one of 45 feet at
Montreal Harbor. The other arm will
strike Lake Champlain, descending into it
with one lock of 50 feet, descend Champ
lain and out through to the Hudson, de
scending to tide level, with one lock of
about 35 feet lift -
Between Lake Erie and Montreal will bb
seven locks and 363 miles of navigation, of
which 45 miles will be canaL Between
Lake Erie and New York will be seven
locks and 70S miles ofnavigation, of which
131 will be canal. Between Montreal and
New York will be four locks and 403 miles
of navigation, of whiciv 115 will be canal.
The time from Lake Erie to Montreal will
be 32 hours; from Lake Erie to New York
the time will be 60 hours; between Montreal
and New York the time will be 38 hours.
The striking feature of the navigation is
tbe great lift of the locks, the greatest
being 3M times as high as any every built
Such high lifts are rendered possible by the
use of compressed air operating in locks
built entirely of steel and working with
ENFORCING'! LABOR LAW.
Morgan, the Defeated Candidate for Con
gress. 3Iay Be Prosecuted.
Alliance, Dec 23. Special The
late political trinmph of the workingmen,
in the defeat of Thomas R. Morgan for Con
gress in this district, seems to have encour
aged them to essay new conquests. What
is said to be an organized movement, cover
ing all the leading mines and mills in the
three counties of Columbiana, Stark and
Mahoning, has begun in this city, the home
of Mr. Morgan.
There is a statute on the books In Ohio,
the constitutionality of which is now in
volved in a case pending in the Supreme
Court, requiring bi-monthly payments of
workingmgn. The Morgan Engineering
Works employ a large number of men, and
the Morirans. father and son. in nnmmnn
jwith losttlier employers of larzo forces
ur tcpr&ingmen in inis otaie, nave ignored
uo iuiuu;uiir jjjt iw, mBJuag mrir pay
ments monthly. A petition was recently
circulated here, and as it was said to be in
the interests of the mill men and backed by
workingmen generally, the merchants were
scarcely in a position to refuse to sign it,
demanding of the Mayor the enforcement of
the law. One of the originators of the
movement said it is no more an attack on
Morgan than on anybody else who hires
many men and pays them once a month.
MEXICO'S 'BIGGEST BULLFIGHT.
Cities Are Pitted Against Cities on the
Besalt of the Contest.
Crrr op Mexico, Deci 23. The great
Christmas feasts begin throughout the Re
public to-day. A hundred thousand people
are expected to witness the fiesta at
Quererato to-day. .All the matadores of the
Eepublic are present to take part in the
greatest bull fight ever arranged in the
Sides have been taken and a large amount
of monev has been staked by the cities of
Mexico on tbe outcome of the various con
tests. On one contest alone the City of
Mexico and Quererato have put up $31,000
against an equal sum wagered by the citi
zens of San Luis Potosi, Agascalientes and
EVERY PIG-TAIL TO BE TAXED
By the Chinese Government to .Test tbe
Kansas City, Dec. 23. The 300 China
men of Kansas City are worked up over a
proposition from the Chinese Government.
Jim Joy, a Chinese merchant, is said to
have received a letter from Yung Wung,
formerly Commissioner of Education for
the Chinese Government, in which it was
stated that a strong movement to test the
exclusion act is to be made, and that every
Chinese resident within the United States
is to contribute $1 toward the fnnd. Local
Chinamen would rather gamble than nut nn
the necessary dollar, bnt the fund from here
will include 51 lor every pig-tail in the
, IRISH SUSPECTS IN LUCK.
Four Convicted as Accessories to the Mar
tin Murder to Be liberated.
Lonbok, Dec. 2a Four of the Irishmen
convictSd in October, 1889, as accessories to
the killing of Inspector Martin, will be
liberated to-morrow. Martin was murdered
by a mob while he was trying to arrest
The Healyites are hopefnl that they will
secure tbe speedy release of James Egan,
the American dynamiter, and are already
boasting that while the Parnellites are
shouting from platforms, private effort is
accomplishing what is most desired.
THE DIV0SCE HJDTSIBT VR NEIL.
A Sentiment Forming In North Dakota to
Lengthen the Term of Besldence.
Siotrx Fali S. D., Dec. 2a Much in
terest is manifested in many circles over
the probable fate of the South Dakota
divorce industry when the Legislature
meets in January. There is a decided ten
dency, especially in religions circles, to
ward lengthening the time for gaming a
legal residence from 90 days to one year.
Of course sucn a change would abolish in
South Dakota "the colony." Nebraska
requires but six months' residence. Ihe
attack on the law is led bythe State W. C.
Five New Presidental Fostofflces,
WashtSJotoit, Dec. 2a Among the
fourth-class poatofHges raised tq tbe Presi
dental class dating from January 1 were
the following from Pennsylvania: Derry
station, Xtykens, New Bloomfield,
staiioa ana Btate-vouege,
MR. GRAHAM REFUSES
To Be a Candidate for United States
Senator Against M. S. Quay. "
HE SAYS IT WOULD BE USELESS
To Oppose a Han Whose Election Is Cnlv a
Hatter of Majority.
JACK ROBINSON STILL. IN TltE FIELD
rsrECT.il. TM.IOBAH TO THI DISPATCH.1
PHH.ADEI.PHIA, Dec 2a To-day Dis
trict Attorney George S. Graham ruthlessly
smashed the pretty little Senatorial boom
constructed for him by Representative
Frank M. Biter and boosted along by Rep
resentative George "W. Weisshaur. To the
committee appointed by the Union League
Board of Directors to obtain from him a
declaration as to his position he wrote a
long but positive letter, declining to be con
sidered a candidate for election to the seat
now occupied, at times, by Senator M. S.
After receiving this letter, the board de
cided not to call the special 'meeting which
had been asked for by CO members who
wanted the League to indorse Mr. Graham's
In his letter Mr. Graham states his posi
tion in very plain language. He thanks
the board for postponing action until he
could have an opportunity to define his
position. His loyalty to the League and
his nride in its record and achievements,
he says, would not permit him to place it
in an undesirable position before the com
munity, and, as action was imminent, be
felt the time had come for him to speak.
Some Toffy for His Supporters.
,Mr. Graham then proceeds to. say some
very nice, things about Mr. Biter and tho
comment of the Press, and declares tbe
whole matter had been worked up withont
hint or suggestion from him. After dwell
ing upon the honor and dignity of being a
Senator, or being named as a candidate for
such a positiona Mr. Graham writes:
1 keenly appreciate the fact that many
Republicans hold the opinion tbat a chanee
In tbe representation of Pennsylvania In
the Upper House of the National Legisla
ture should be made for the (rood of the
State and the welfare of tbe party; and also
that the stand taken by Mr. Biter Is a brave,
manly and conscientious one, taken in
obedience to this opinion and tbe dictates
of bis own honest judgment. Notwithstand
ing all this, I deem it my duty to decline to
permit tbe use of my name under existing
circumstances. It is eminently proper that
in doing so I shonld state tbe reasons which
Impel me to this course. My reasons are
It is now too late, even If I desired to
make such a contest, to enter unon It. The
question as to who would succeed Mr Quny
wai settled at tbe time of the recent election
for members of the Legislature. Tho Legis
lature tbat will meet In January. I believe.
Is strongly a Quav Legislature. Tbe forces
supporting bis candlaaoy are so well organ
ized and so strong that to contend against
tbem is a useless and wanton waste of
energy and men.
No Sense in It turning; Just Now.
If I could perceive a well-defined call to
the dlsoharge of a duty, I would not hesitate,
,no matter what or how great the sacrifice
might be. I think I have shown this on
a number of occasions, but particulaily In
the recent convention at Minneapolis, when,
almost alone In the delegation from this
cltv. I voted for the nomination of Mr. Har
rison, In opposition to Mr. Quay's position,
and that, too, when I wad shortly thereafter
about to beoome a candidate for re-election
as District Attorney, and when friends ad
vised me tbat I was lmpeiiling mvselr.
Tbere is, at tbls late hour, in my Jndzment
and that of my friends, no such demand In
tbe existing conditions.
Besides, many persons who would gladly
bave rallied to m support bad I nppeared
earlier in tbe field, are now so involved that
they could not Hid mo withont breaking
pledges and vl dating good faith. No man
Is strons In himself alone, but only through
his Irlends. I respect tbe claims of friend,
ship In politics, and 1 am unwilling to either
tempt men to disloyal aetion or ruthlessly
sacrifice them In a hopeless contest.
Several Legislators who would vote for
me against Mr. Quay, and have so stated to
me. have also said: "While we are willing
to do this, do not lead us Into such a position
as would render useless our whole loaUla
tive careers. " In the event of my defeat
such men would be ostiaclsed and mado to
feel keenly tbe resentment of their col
leagues. I bave no right to become a can
didate and thronrh loyalty and devotion on
their part call snob .men to my suppoit
when victory Is wholly beyond reach, and
Thus sacrifice them.
Tbere are other reasons, of a personal
nature, which I need not express. Under
all these circumstances. I wonld reanect
fnlly ask you to postpone indefinitely action
on the petition for a meeting of the League.
Boblnson Still in a Joking Mood.
Congressman Jack Boblnson is still in
the field, and to-day declared tbat his can
didacy containednoneot these farce com
edy elements. He was in town, he said,
doing some (jhifstmas shopping, and felt In
pretty good spirits because his candidate
for the Media postmastership bad just been
confirmed. By way of a joke he was asked
it he was still a candidate for Senatorial
honors. He failed to see the jofce, how
ever, and in serious tones he re
plied: "Why, certainly I am. I
don't see why anyone should
think I was simply joking about
my candidacy. It matters not whether I
get 1 or 60 votes. I am a candidate. Dal
zell and I had the courage to announce our
selves at the start. We have borne tbe
heat and burden of the attack, and if the
caucus doesn't accept us, ell audgood.
AVe still have the right to be candidates."
The astute Media statesman, haviug thus
delivered himself, said he was going to
Harrlsburg next week to take a hand in the
organization fight. He declined to com
mit himself on the Speakership question,
but said, in closing the interview,'! will
be there to help my friends, as I always
A New Fennsy Department
Philadelphia, Dec 2a Tbe continued
JLiaemwia tho biLaH of thePcuuyl.
vania Bailroad Company is constantly
compelling it to extend its departments.
The latest extension is the creation
of the position of Superintendent of Termi
nals in Philadelphia. .
DR. M'GLYNN'S CASE SETTLED.
He Will Soon Be Kestorcd to tho Good
Graces of His Church.
WASHrNGTOX, Dec. 23. Special It is
announced that within a week, perhaps be
fore Monday dawns, Dr. McGlynn Till be
restored to his old standing in the church.
Eev. Dr. Burtsell, as Father McGlynn's
counsel, has been at the university two
days this week. He was here last Tuesday
and "Wednesday arguing his friend's case,
and presenting the reaspns for Dr. Mc
Glynn's restoration. That they would be
accepted was of course a foregone conclus
ion, but it was generally believed that no
action would be taken until after Kew
Tear's day. But Monsignor Satolli de
sires to acquit himself of the cases as
promptly as possible. So the hearing in
the McGlynn troubles took place as soon
after tbe receipt of advices from Borne as
Dr. Burtsell went back to New York
yesterday morning or late "Wednesday
night. Hial client's case is now in anch a
position as must be eminently satisfactory,
not alone to the latter but to him. All
that now remains to be done, it is said on
the best authority, is to receive the ruling
of Archbishop Satolli on the case, and for
Dr. McGlynn to make confession and re
ceive absolution. What will follow Dr.
McGlynn's absolution, so far as he is
concerned, it is difficult to declare, save
that be will, of course, be given a parish
and be restored to the performance of ell
his rights as a priest.
THAT WESTINGHOUSE RUMOR.
A Statement From George, Jr., That Ex
plodes It Most Effectively.
New York, Dec. 2a Special Eela
tive to the rumor that the General Electric
" Company has absorbed tbe 'Westinghonse,
Mr. Westinghonse to-night said to the Dis
. PATCH correspondent:
The report tbat the contract for lighting
the World's Fair has been turned over to tbe
General Electrio Company by the Westing
house Company Is without foundation. The
addition to tbe works of the company now
being completed will rate the capacity of
all Its snops to an output of $10,000,000
per annum. These reports are
evidently put out In tbe Interests of the
General Company to prevent a large num
ber of customers from transferring their
business to the Westlnghouse Company, for
It Is evident that trade Is Interrupted so
long as snch reports are out and uncontra
dicted. FATHER HENRICI DYING.
The Venerable Head of the Harmony So
ciety Not Expected to Survive the Nlcht.
BEAVEE FAILS, Dec. 2a S-ecial
"Word has been received here to-night that
the venerable Jacob Henrici, head of tbe
Harmony Society ot Economy, is dying,
and that be probably will not survive the
night The oM gentleman is in his 89th
year, and until a few weeks ago was able to
be about and attend to his business. For a
year oast he has been comparatively feeble,
yet he has made his accustomed regular
visits to this city.
There is an element in the society that
apprehends disastrous resnlts to the society
will follow his death; but those who are
better informed insist that this will not be
A Merchant to Be Arrested for Passing
, Counterfeit Money on a Customer.
Bkaddock, Dec 2a Special A sen
sation was caused to-day by the issue of a
warrant for the arrest of S. Graff, a promi
nent businessman, charged by JlenryBunn
berry with passing counterfeit money. The
latter bonght goods of Graff, who gave him
counterfeit monev in change and refused to
take it hack.
The papers have not been served because
no one will serve them, the local authori
ties donbtiDg their jurisdiction. If they
have none the prosecutor will go before the
United States Commissioner to-morrow and
procure another warrant
GAS RATES CUT TWO-THIRDS.
Big Besults ft New Competition Against
the Pennsylvania Company.
t Wabrest, Pa., Dec 2a Special The
newly-organized Warren and Chautauqua
Gas Company has already forced the Penn
sylvania Company to cut rates. Following
yesterday's announcement that the local
company had bezun the rate war with a cnt
of 2 cents per 1,000 teet, the Pennsylvania
Company gives notice to-dav that after
January 1. Stoneham. Clarendon and sev
eral other smaller places along tbe line of
tbe rival company would be supplied at the
rate ot !l stove per month. The present
rate is ?3 a stove per month.
WILL SUE A PRELATE.
The Proprietor of a Newspaper Under Ban
to Claim Damages.
Monteeal, Dec 2a The directors of
the Canada Review, which was banned by
Archbishop Fabre for its attacks on Catho
lic clergy, having obtained legal advice that
tho Archbishop's action was illegal, have
determined to take proceedings in the civil
courts against the Archbishop and ecclesi
astical authorities for damages.
Sirs. Eangtry Worse Again.
London, Dec 2a It Is reported to
night that Mrs. Langtry has suffered a re
lapseaad is agaia Mriomly Hi,
And Able to Talk to Cardinal
Gibbons, Wro, It Is B&
ported, Has Been
TELEGEAPHED TO COME ON.
The Inyalid Statesman Fxpectedto.
Receive the fcacrament
AT THE HANDS OP A CATHOLIC,
Johnston liuch Encouraged by HU,
fatient's Real Kallj.
TBE FEESIDESl'S SOLICITUDE GEEAl
flPXCIlL TELXOEAM TO THI DlSrATCH.l
"Washington, Dec 2a There isposu
tively no doubt of James G. Bls.ne's sub
stantial improvement The doctors assured
the correspondent of The Dispatch this
evening that he is stronger to-day than yes
terday, and that even if he held his own hil
condition was encouraging. He is now in
formed ot the kindly messages which come'
to members of the family verbally or by
letter and telegram, and gives evidence of
his satisfaction at the interest shown in re
gard to his condition.
Not even his own brother has been per
permitted to see lum, however, and it will
probably be some days before this privilege
is granted to anyone unless it be Cardinal
Gibbons, who is a warm friend of the ex
Secretary, and who, it is said, may yet per
suade the sick man to partake of tbe sacra
ment of the Romish Church. It is reported
to-day that the Cardinal had been tele
graphed to come on at his convenience to
see Mr. Blaine, but this is only rumor.
Blaine's Brother a Frequent Caller.
The brother of Mr. Blaine, who has been
a frequent daily caller to inquire of the
condition of the patient, is an employe of
tbe Agricultural Department, who re
tained his position during tht term of Presi
dent Cleveland on account of the close re
lationship to the man whom Cleveland de
feated. Like the ex-Secretary, he is a man.
of strong convictions, positive and aggres
sive inhu statements.
Notwithstanding the improvement ad
mitted to-day by the doctors , these guardi
ans or life are exceedingly cautious in giv
ing any opinion in regard to the possible
outcome of the patient's illness. Even
when asked if at the present rate of prog
ress Mr. Blaine might be able to travel a
week henre Dr. Johnston replied that that
was a calculation he would not like to at
tempt He did not want to go on record as
makiDg any predictions whatever. It is
plain the physicians look upon the disease
as incurable and upon the patient's present
improvement as a temporary rally. Doe
tors hare been known to be mistaken, how
ever, and it may be they are all at fault in
failing to estimate at its true value the
wonderful vitality and will power of ths
A Decided Improvement .Reported.
A Press dispatch says: "Mr. Blaine
shows an improvement in his condition,"
said Dr. Johnston to a reporter this even
ing. "Wheal saw him "this evening he
was looking very cheerful aad ererthiug
seemed favorable for a quiet night" Dr.
Johnston's statement was confirmed by a
personal visit to the Blaine residence,
where the lights were burning brilliantly
throughout the house and the outward bear
ing of the servants was of a more cheerful
nature than for a week past Inquiry a(
the door as to Mr. Blaine's condition
brought forth the response that he seemed
greatly improved. The President continues
to manifest the warmest sympathy lor the
ex-Secretary. The doctor's report after
every visit is, at the President's request,
promptly conveyed to the White House.
The members of the Cabinet show an eqnat
interest and call at the house dally to ask:
At 11 30 o'clock to-night Dr. Johnstoa
returned to his residence trom a visit
to Mr. Blaine. He tonnd him quite as well
as at any time during the day. Said ths
doctor in reply to the usual question: "Yoa
know that this morning he was quite a good,
deal better than on yesterday."
"How is his sleep doctor?" was aked,
"He sleeps just as a well man does; it is
natural and he receives the usual benefit
that comes from restful slumber."
A NEW BUSINESS.
New Jersey Non-Resident Corporations
Numerous Ennujhto SlakeltNecessary.
New Yoek, Dec 2a The organization
of a novel enterprise has been completed in
Jersey Citv the Corporation Trust Com
pany, of New Jersey, with a capital of
$100,000, which will soon be increased to
$1,000,000. It will be the trustee of cor
porations organized under the laws of New
Jersey, but doing business outside the State.
The new company will act as the local
agent for and, to a certain extent, as a
trustee of trusts, furnishing an office for all
such corporations, acting as register and
guarantee of their stock debenture, and
doing a general trust company business.
The directors or the Corportlon Trnsi
Company are Governor Leon Abbett,
Charles 'Kelsey, Secretary of State; Allan .
McDermott, Chairman of the Democratic
State Committee; Henry S. White, United
States District Attorney: John McAnerney,
President of the Seventh National Bank of
this city; James B, Dill, Charles King,
"Vincent H. Lamarche, of Brooklyn, and T.
N. Jordan, Controller of the Equitable
Life Assurance Society. The President of
the company is Mr. McDermott Six other
men of almost equal political prominence)
A REMINDER OF '49.
The New Gold Fever Has Stricken ETery
Far Western r In His Tracks.
Denteb, Dec 2a The greatest gold
fever in Colorado "since the Euby and Cali
fornia gulch excitement has now complete
possession ot the West Here, as well as
in every camp in Colorado, New Mexico
and Arizona, there is nothing talked of ex
cept the new placer fields of the San Juan
river in Southern Utah. At Durango,
Eico and Dolores, this State, many outfits ,
have already started tor the new fields, and
by Saturday it is estimated ZOO miners will
have lelt these three points lor the el do
rado. TVr?n?nF Trlon in lmnsi ftTflTV town ftra
clnbbing together and offering big induce
ments io proiessiouai prospcvbui m visib.
the mines. At Albnaueraue, N. M.. andt
other points railway officials and clerks';-,
have thrown ud their uositions and joined
the army of gold hunters. The fact that of
the manr who ti&T already trone none havaf
returned, is strong evidence that the sand irfTi
fit;u cnouga lo Keep iucu. .icw iMiga
lines have been established.
Conscience Hobs a Fhlladelphlan of 9SO.
HABBlSBtTRO, Dec 2a Governor Pat-I
tison received a letter from Philadelphia
to-day, containing a $oJ Dili, marked "con
science money." It was covered. Into I