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POETT SEVENTH YEAH.
The "Worst Is Over, and the
Bepnblic Probably Safe $
for a Time, at least.
ANDEIEUX IS PEEPARED,
Which Deters the Ministry
Prosecuting Dim flow.
Cabinets May Still Else and Fall, tut
France la Really Too Conservative In
These Days to Bisk a Monarchy
Enemies of the Republic Have Noth
ing: Better to Offer The Country's
Shame Set to Music by Its Enemies
A Ministerial Measure Defeated by
the Deputies The Extent of the
Scacdal About Gauged Ten of the
Brightest Statesmen in the Land Un
able to Clear Their Skirs.
rET CABLE TO TOE DISPATCH.!
Paris. Dec 2i Copyright. The full
proportions of the Panama scandal seem at
last to be known or suggested, and the Re
public is intact. One of the greatest
shames of the age has been added to French
history, "but the Government, though
slackened and defiled, still stands.
The reason, to be sure, may be that there'
has been nothing eke to which an oat
raged people could turn. The enemies: of
the Republic and they are many have
n ide a mistake in waiting so long to oiler a
raaical remedy for the national corruption.
Unless they hold in reserve some great and
unsuspected engine of political destruction,
they will accomplish nothing against a re
publican form of government. The guilty,
no matter ho they may be, will be swept
aside, and new men will take their places
upon the same constitution which has gov
erned France for the past 20 years.
Cabinets May Still Rise and Fall.
I make no account of the fall of the Cabi
nets. Those are incidents which are of
trifling consequence compared with the
graver events which have portended during
the past few days. Neither do I mean to
say that the crisis and the danger are past.
There are many ambitious and unscrupu
lous men who have waited for years for
such a situation as now obtains, and it
would be too much to expect them to allow
the opportunity to slip by unimproved.
The safety lies in two factit First, the
existence of a greater conservatism than the
French people are usually credited with;
second, that the political adventurers have
nothing better to offer.
It i true, as I fcnve Jd In" -previous" dis
patches, that it would be difficult to ex
aggerate the popular excitement and in
dignation over the recent revelations, but
public feeling has not yet expressed itself
in spontaneous demonstrations of protest
Flgnting the Kepubllo TVlth Song.
Within a day or two there have been
frequent significant street scenes which
suggest possible designs to inflame the
public mind. The Panama scandal has
been set to music, and loud-voiced singers
going about in Paris have sung the rather
seditious air on boulevards and street
corners. Crowds collect instantly and the
police disperse them. There is no more
eflective way to spread revolutionary senti
ment in France than by means of popular
music. The songs of Panama are simply in
catchy strains, and in a week all France
will be singing them.
To-day's events have been less sensa
tional than those of the rest of the week,
ami yet they may involve the fall ot the
Ribot Cabinet Tne Chamber, alter a long
debate, has refused even to consider in de
tail the Franco-Swiss commercial treaty,
which had been agreed upon by Ribot,
Roche and the Swiss Minister, Lardy. In
ordinary times the Ministry would instant
ly resign after such a vote. The present
Cabinet may continue in offioe on account
of the greater crisis which still exists.
Not the End of the Swiss Treaty.
Minister Loubet said to me to-night,
liter the Chamber adjourned: "I hope the
action on the Swiss treaty is not decisive.
It can yet be presented to the Senate, and
after approval there be again introduced in
the Chamber for reconsideration,"
The historic session of Parliament for
1892 ended without further excitement this
evening. The members will meet, accord
ing to law, for the session of 1893, on Janu
uary 10. In o more members were named by
the Government for prosecution, the reason
being that their special immunity lrom
magisterial summons does not exist during
recess. The authorities are not ready to
proceed to the actual arrest of any new sus
pects, and the interval will he used to ad
vance fresh cases through the stage of mag
isterial investigation. Permission to prose
cute will be asked when Parliament reas
sembles. It is said that five of those already named
for prosecution will be taken into custody
within the next few hours. Andrienx, the
great accuser, was not arrested to-day.
There is good reason for believing this to
be due to the fact that he himself forestalled
the action of the Government, in making
known its intention.
Andrienx Is Very Clcsely Watched.
He was put under very strict police sur
veillance, and it is believed he will soon be
put under actual arrest. The fact that he is
prepared for it, however, robs the measure
of half its effectiveness. Such arbitrary
action would almost certainly lead to a
demonstration of some sort by his Boulang
ist friends. .
It is iuteteEting to revise the list of killed
ind wounded after the political slaughter of
he week. Floquet's downfall is perhaps
the most dramatic and most hopeless. Even
his friends admit that his own explanations
seal his political doom. He cannot hope
for re-election to the Presidency of the
Then, of the ten accused by the Govern
ment one only has offered an explanation
which will probably prove a complete vin
dication. Senator Shevenet, ex-Minister
of Justice, has proved, with the assistance
of his associate, Dupuy, that lis handling
of a Panama check was honest
Some Explanations Good, Some Not.
He received s
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juwumib-v. uBjnuagi wwuroay Bight, xnj ve
journal Sicde a check for 25,000 francs for
legitimate advertising. He did not even
cash it, but turned it over to a deputy of
the same office, and it appears on the books
of his paper.
None of the explanations offered by others
have proved adequate. In the opinion of
men of affairs, the defense of such men as
Albert Grevy Is almost a confirmation of
the charges. There are, then, 10 of the
most prominent men in the Republic whose
guilt is almost universally admitted.
What will come of the Andrienx charges,
nobody knows. The Panama committee
will sit daily during the recess, and the
Government, it is said, will not endeavor
to restrict its inquiries.
The Bourse was steadier to-day in conse
quence of the vote of confidence in the
Government yesterday, and the Credit
Fonder advanced five points and in foreign
stocks advanced in sympathy with the im
proved tone of the market, recovering from
The threat of prosecution is having its
effect, and impressions of avowed and open
disloyalty to the Republic are very infre
quent, CARX0T RID OP HIS RIVAL.
A KCMOK THAT M. DE FREIOINET
The Army Around Paris Ituled by a Cool
Head Premier Ribot Calmly Dismisses
for the Holidays the Hot Headed Par
liament A Fac Simile.
tBT ASSOCIATED PRESS.
Pabis, Dec. 24. It is rumored that M.
de Freycinet, Minister of War, has re
signed in consequence of the attacks upon
him in connection with the Panama scandal.
A hurriedly-convoked meeting of the
Cabinet was held this evening in a commit
tee room of the Chamber of Deputies at
which, it is reported, the resignation was
oflered and accepted. The rumor is not offi
There is considerable excitement in Paris
this evening and groups of people stand
about the streets discussing the situation
and eagerly waiting for the latest develop
ments. The rumor of M. de Freycinet's
resignation has caused intense agitation,
and everybody is asking what effect such
an event, if true, would have upon the
army. Universal confidence is expressed
among the Bourgeoise in the coolness,
good judgment and loyalty of General
Saussiere, the Military Governor of Paris,
who has stood carefully aloof from existing
complications, and would, it is believed, in
a critical juncture, undoubtedly stand by
The proceedings in the Chamber of
Deputies showed that the ene
mies of the Government had not yet given
up their determination to break it down
through the Panama scandal. A determined
effort was made to involve M. de Freycinet
in the net which has caught his late col
league, Rouvier, and the uproar in the
Chamber was so great as to cause appre
hension of personal violence between the
excited Deputies. M. Ribot preserved his
oomposure amid the uproar, and closed the
session amid great excitement until after
the Christmas holidays.
The proceedings ot the Panama Canal In
vestigating Committtee were dull to-day.
The evidence showed that M. Boudart had
charge of the Panama Canal Company's ad
vertising. -Lxiecuw mission win cuuiiuuciu
session during the Christmas holidays.
La Concorde publishes to-day a lac simile
letter from the ex-manager of the Jtepublique
Jirancalie, asserting that certain members of
the political staff of that paper had de
manded $60,000 JrSsn the Credit Foncier for
mnUtine to 8cnre-the passage of the munic
An official denial has been made of the
statement nublished in Gatiois that Madame
Carnot received 40,000 francs from the Pan
ama Canal Company iorehautablepurposes.
A RED MANIFESTO.
French Anarchist Groups Issue A Blood
curdling Circular Apropos of the Pan
ama Scandal All Capitalists and Their
Friends Are to He Slaughtered.
New York; Dec 24. Anarchist groups
are much excited over a circular in French,
with the Panama scandal as a text, which
was printed in London for circulation
throughout France, England and America.
It is printed on flaming red paper, is headed
"Dynamite and Panama," and is signed
"Une Groupe Anarchiste."
Among other things it denounces M.
Ferrone and others of his ilk who call
themselves Socialistic politicians, who, the
circular says, were once out-and-out Revo
lutionists, and who are brave men when far
away from danger, but in its presence have
shown themselves to be even more abject
cowards than the Bourgeosie. It refers to
the blowing up of the Paris Inn by the An
archists some time ago, and points to the
fact that De Lesseps and others at the time
howled for the blood of the Anarchists,
who, the circular claims, are the only peo
ple who will raise the human people to the
institution of a society without masters.
The circular pays its compliments to the
newspapers in the following language:
The hireling press did not mention the
murders In the army, which forced men to
be assassins, nor remind us of the 35,000 peo
ple murdered in the "Bloody Week," nor
those w ho were shot at Fonrmles, nor of the
people in Tonauln whom they robbed, nor
the negroes In Dahomey whom they disem
bowled In the name of civilization.
If warns them to cease their "jackal-like
howls" over the incident of the inn and pre
pare for worse reprisals, wh'ch the Anarch
ists have in store for them. It goes on
to denounce Flouqnet, Laguerre, Clemen
ceau, Beral, Cassagnac and others as hypo
crites, and promises that, when all capital
ists and other people in France objection
able to Anarchists are killed, every one
will be happy. "InoffensiAe foreigners"
are to be spared in the general slaughter.
MEN BDRNED TO SCRAPS.
Two Horrible Fatalities In a Railroad
Wreck New Bradford, Pa.
BRADFOBD.Dec. 24. Special. An Erie
coal train broke in two parts this morning
while being pulled up a steep grade near
Hutchins, this county. The caboose and
several cars rushed down the incline, until
Flagman J. A. Houseknect stopped them
with the brakes. While waiting for the
engine to come back after the detached
portion of the train, Houseknecht flagged
another heavy coal train following along
behind. J. O'Connor, a brakemaa of the
latter train, and Houseknecht were stand
ing in front of the engine of the seeond
Three additional cars that had broken
from the first train came down the hill and
struck those that bad first become detached.
This caused a double collision. Many cars
were wrecked and piled up against the en
gine of the second train. After the cars
came together the wreckage caught fire, and
Honseknecht and O'Connor, who were
caught in the death-trap, were slowly
burned to death before the eyes of their
horrified companions. O'Connor was a sin
gle man, aged 20. He was burned to a few
small scraps. Nothing was left of House
knecht but the charred trunk. House
knecht was aged 28 years and leaves a wife
Arrested Suspects Say If a a Plot.
TJniontown, Dee. 24. Special.
Thomas Swaney, Irvin Shipley and James
Lowry were placed under arrest this
moraine for the rohberv of Uriah flnm.
. . . . . . .
bail for a hearing. The friends of the men
arrested claim that there is a plot behind
their arrest which will be exploded when
they are put on trial.
19 YEARS FOR RAMSEY.
DAVID AND MARTIN EACH GET MUCH
All Surprised at the Leniency of the Judge
The Coolcy Family to Be Sentenced
This Week An Attempt to Rescue the
TJniontown, Dec. 24. Special Jack
Ramsey received his doom this afternoon.
When he learned that he would have to
spend only 19 yean out of a possible 42 he
seemed perfectly satisfied. Anticipating
that the outlaws Ramsey, David and Mar
tin would b'e sentenced to-day, nearly all
the people from the Cooley country came to
town. The streets were covered with a
.When Sheriff McCormick entered the old
court room with the bold bandit, there was
a general rush to get in. Upon the ap
pearance of Ramsey in court, Jndge Ew
mg called him ior sentence. Colonel Sea
right, who, with Thomas M. Marshall, de
fended Ramsey, spoke briefly'in the pris
oner's behalf. ' He implored the court for
mercy. Attorney W. C McKean, who
helped to prosecute Ramsey, and who was a
schoolmate of the outlaw, also begged the
oourt for leniency, Ramsey said he was
innocent of everything charged against
him. Judge Swing was rather severe In
his address to the prisoner, and said many
things that greatly affected him. After
speaking of Ramsey's claim that he was in
nocent he said:
Thejury listened to yon and your wit
nesses, and yet. In four successive cases,
they came back, not only convicting you of
the oharges embraced in the lnaictment,but
or perjury besides. They didn't believe a
word vou said. Your conduct has been such,
that no one is warranted in placing any re
liance In what you say. This shows that you
are not only .bereft of all honesty, but of all
truth, arid, apparently, of all moral sense.
During Judge Ewing's address, Ramsey
was visibly exoiteo. ite couia not remain
quiet, but moved about as if in agony. His
eyes moved rapidly from the Judge to his
attorney, and then to his relatives in the
court room. Ramsey told some of tis
friends he had expected to be sent up for 25
David, the confessor, was sentenced to
5K years in the penitentiary, and Martin
was'given 3 years. They both seemed sur
prised that the court had been so lenient
The members of the Cooley family will be
sentenced next week.
An attempt was made last night to rescne
Jack Ramsey from the jail. The attempt
proved a signal failure, because Night
Watchman McKnight was on hand and
drove the would-be jail breakers away. Mr.
McKnight was slowly passing up and down
the main corridor about 10 o'clock last night
when he heard someone trying to break in
one of the windows on the north side ot the
jaiL He immediately began firing and
emptied the seven chambers of his big re
volver before he stopped. , He then called
for another revolver and gave the alarm.
Blood was found on the window, where
some culprit outside the jail was probablv
STARVED AND HALF-CLOTHED
Pltlab'e Cases of Destitution In St. Louis
Twenty-Two Children Suffering in a
Private Nursery Scrambling Over
Crumbs of Food,
St. Louis, Dec. 24. Special One of
the most pitiful cases of destitution that has
come to light here was reported to the
Humane Society to-day. According to the
police there are 22 children absolutely
starving to death, unprotected by warm
clothing and feet exposed to wintry snows.
This morning Sarah McGulre, principal
of Ashland Schobl, located on Newstead
avenue near the Natural Bridge road, called
on Captain Campbell, of the Sixth district
ponce station, xne principal told captain
Campbell that she had three pupils who
were half starved and half-clothed. They
are Ruth and Willie Shepherd and Elmer.
junior, xne children attended school,
coming from the private nursery kept by a
Mrs. Kelly, at No. 4,256 Ashland
avenue. When they arrived at school the
principal said their teeth chattered with
cold and they huddled together over a
heater for hours at a time. Their faces
were pinched with hunger and their little
frames shrunken. Often the principal had
watched them, when other pupils threw
away morsels of food; the three orphans
would rush on the particles, scrambling for
first selection and then devour the waste
food ravenously. Her heart was touched
and she often gave the little ones lood.
They became attached to her and she ques
tioned them and learned that Mrs. Kelly
had 22 children in the nursery.
Scarcely any clothing was in the place and
only three could be fitted out tor school.
Very little food was given the children and
they often cried for bread.
After hearing this story Captain Camp
bell sent officers to investigate. In his re
port to Chief Harrigan, he states that mat
ters are even worse than Mrs. , McGnire
pictured them. He savs the children are in
an absolute state of starvation and must die,
if not given immediate relief. He requests
the immediate attention of the Humane So
BLAINE STILL IMPROVING.
His Physicians Won't Hold Out
Washington, Dec. 24. Special. The
freezing weather which has been so bitter
to persons compelled to go out of doors
during the last two or three days has seemed
to have a very bracing effect on Mr. Blaine,
tempered as it is before it reaches his lungs.
The sick man showed yet a slight improve
ment to-day, his food being a little stronger
and he taking more of it and assimilating it
perfectly, in the judgment of the doctors.
And yet the doctors are afraid to express
a hope. They admit that at the present
rate of improvement it will be weeks be
fore the patient would be able to bear his
weight upon his feet, and they fear that
from the nature of the disease a relapse is
almost certain to come before enough
strength is gained to enable the patient to
fight down an attack like that ot last Sun
day. Yet he has so far recovered beyond
their expectations that they are inclined to
hope against their professional experience
and scientific judgment. The best they will
say professionally is that the condition of
the ex-Secretary is encouraging.
FROZEN WHILE HELPLESS.
A Lone Woman Struck With Paralysis and
Overtaken by the Cold.
Milpobd, Mass., Dec. 24. Special
Mrs. Mullett was found to-day,almostdead,
under very peculiar conditions. She had a
stroke of paralysis, Thursday afternoon,
and fell upon a lounge in her sitting room.
Speechless and absolutely helpless, yet
fully conscious, she awaited assistance.
She lived alone and was unable to make her
condition known. The fires went out. Her
dog jumped through the window by the old
lady's side and the cold wind blew directly
To-day the grocer called, to deliver goods
ordered Thursday. He 'saw the broken
window, and surmising that something was
wrong he broke ln4he door and found Mrs.
Mullett literally frozen, but not quite
dead. She died a few hours later. There
was plenty of food and fuel in the house.
Mrs. Mullett's only 'daughter returned to
night, to spend ennstmas with her mother.
pttmrjg M$pm) .
PITTSBURG, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 525, 1892.
"Wanted by President-Elect
Cleveland in the "Wash
TWO FAEMS NOW IN "VIEW,
Both of Which Haye Their Advaq
tages, and Both Yalnable.
SENATOR CAMERON'S R0SSIE PARK
May Become the Future Ilome of the Keir
ANOTHER LAND BOOM WOULD BE BEGUN
SPECIAL TELEGRAM: TO TBS Dl WATCH. 1
Washington, Dee. 24. Real estate
special attorneys in Washington and there
are many of them are on the qui vlve over
the Information that President-elect Grover
Cleveland is again on the lookout ior a sub
urban residence. He can be accommodated
in any locality he prefers, for a Presidental
resident is a good advertisement for any
The first report was that Law Partner
Bissell had, through a representative
bought the old Lay farm on the Seventh
street road from Don Cameron, for a price
somewhere near $100,000, whloh would be a
little over $1,000 an acre. The second
rumor soon followed, and was to the effect
that it was not Don Cameron's place, but
ex-Governor Shepherd's Bleak House, es
tate,, further up the road. The price was
not given, and the story was not so sub
stantially circumstantial as the other.
Then, fluttering all over the country,
were little predictions that ex-Marshal Al
Wilson was looking for a country place for
Mr. Cleveland in Maryland, somewhere
along the beautiful rocky stream known as
the Northwest branch. As Mr. Wilson
was the individual who in 188G bought Oak
View lor Mr. Cleveland, his reconnoisances
in that region were foundation enough for
almost any kind of a story.
An Option Taken on Two Farms.
None of the agents or lawyers who have
charge of the lands said to have been
bought for the next President will say a
word in regard to the alleged sale. It
is believed that instead of having
bought a farm, Mr. Cleveland has
taken an option on two places until he and
his wife can go and inspect them in person
and decide what they want to buy. One
thing is certain Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland
will live in the White House just as little
as possible during their four years' stay
here. They found their life at Oak View
so comfortable in the hot summer and fall
months at the capital that they would not
think of any other place than the country
as a home 'while here. This is rendered
especially necessary with a baby in the
The apparent choice of the President's-
representatives. (the Lay farm. This .is; u
now Known as xwsiie jrarc, anaemDraces ai
acres. Don Cameron bought it five years
ago and spent several thousand dollars in
subdividing, building roads, planting trees,
and otherwise improving it. It was put on
the market, but at such a high figure that
nobody bit at it, and it has remained intact
as one holding.
A Flno Mansion on the Place.
It is bounded on the north by the Bleak
House property, on the east by the street
road, on the south by Congressman Cooper's
farm, which he bought last summer for
$10,000, and on the west by the proposed
Rock Creek Park. There is a fine large
frame mansion on the place, aud the greater
part of the 91 acres is in gras.
Bleak House is inhabited only by the
people who take care of the place during
the absence of the owner in Mexico. The
big stone mansion, with its sumptuous fur
nishings, is never opened except for its reg
ular airing and dusting. If Mr. Cleveland
should buy Bleak House he would have
probably the finest suburban place south of
Philadelphia, Shepherd fitted it up in the
sunniest period of his stormy career, and
not a dollar was withheld that could in any
wise add to its luxuriousness. The reeion
is one of rare natural beauty, and Seventh
street road a wide highway well macadam
ized for eight miles out into the country,
is the most important thoroughfare lead
ing out of the city.
Another Chance for Speculation.
These proposed homes for the Cleveland
family are upon the highest land in the
District, and in the region where Mr.
Cleveland wanted to go in 1886 and from
which he was only with great difficulty per
suaded to turn his face toward Oak View.
Mr. Cleveland found Oak View a good pur
chase, buying it tor $28,000 and selling it
for $110,000, and either ot the farms will
Srove nearly as good an investment as
ak View. They border on Rock Creek
Park, the eastern boundary of which in
that neighborhood is Sixteenth street, ex
tended. That street leads directly to the
White House, and through the most highly
improved part oi tne city.
With the construction of a fine boulevard
along Sixteenth street extended, Mr. Cleve
land's farm would be greatly improved and
rendered of greaf eventual value. What is
now the back of them would then be the
front. But such a tergiversation could be
philosophically done in consideration of an
advance of 100 or 200 per cent of the market
value of the tract
Sir. Cleveland's Christmas Day.
A telegram from New York says of Mr.
Cleveland's Christmas: President-elect
Cleveland's residence in West Fifty-first
street bas been decorated with Christmas
greens. Wreaths have been placed at each
window, and the dainty little drawing
room has been trimmed with mistletoe;
Eine boughs and evergreen. It is intended
y Mr. and Mrs. Cleveland to observe Sun
day as Christmas Day, They will partake
of a splendid turkey sent by an admiring
Long Island farmer. Already enough toys
and other gifts to stock a store have poured
in for Baby Ruth. There are enough dolls
alone for a dozen children, while of
jumping jacks, jacks-in.the-box, baby
carriages ana oiner piaytnings there are
almost too many to count. The receipt ot
presents for Kuth kept 'Butler William
Sinclair ana a maia Duty nearly all yester
day. .Unless plans are changed Mrs. Cleve
land will leave for her visit to her mother
in Buffalo Wednesday or Thursday next.
Her daughter is to accompany her. 'During
her absence the President-elect will make
preparations for removing to Lakewood for
the winter. It is said by an intimate
friend of Mr. Cleveland that he will prob
ably go. to his Lakewood cottage before
January 10. Mrs. Cleveland will join him
there on or about that date. The cottage is
almost ready for their reception. "The
Cleveland will remain at the "Little
White House" until they go to Washing
ton in March, '
Presented With a Gold-Headed Cane.
A special from New York to-night says:
Rev. Father Kesiel, assistant priest at the
Church of the Most Holy Redeemer; Henry
OT "OTnlf PrAaMnfc nr ih VAnnir1 M..'.
Society of that congregation, and State
Senator George i&VItoeffch. called, va-Mr,
, . :, JMTLi..ftlrf' --j
Cleveland this morning at his honse to pre
sent him with a cane. The church recently
celebrated its golden jubilee, and in con
nection with that event a lady's fair for
the benefit oi the church was held, at which
there was a voting contest for a cane be
tween the adherents of President Harrison
and Mr. Cleveland. Mr. Cleveland re
ceived 1,989 votes and Mr. Harrison 1,569.
The cane is of ebony, with a carved gold
head. It was inclosed in a red plush case.
Senator Roesch made the presentation.
He said he was obliged to confess that they
had violated the law in winning the cane
for Mr. Cleveland, for they had voted early
nnd often. Mr. Cleveland replied that that
was the only time he would excuse a vio
lation of the Australian ballot system. He
then said: "Rev. Father Kessel and gen
tlemen I have accepted the cane as a mark
of personal regard, and I desire to convey
to the clergy and people of the congrega
tion my assurance of the high esteem in
which I hold their token." The three dele
gates then shook hands with Mr, Cleve
land, and the ceremony was over.
THE UTAH GOLD CRAZE.
ENCOTJRAGING REPORTS, BUT CAPI
TAIJSTS A LITTLE TIMID.
Reliable Parties Sent to Investigate A
Mining Company Has located All the
Good Claims Several Thousand Pros
"5,,ItfVEi!,'Dee. 24. psrfdl. The gold
craze in Southern Utah continues. Re
ports are received of a most encouraging
nature and several thousand prospectors are
said to have made the locations. In an in
terview to-night Hon. William Gelder, who
has been visiting the Trinity river gold
placers in California, said he heard
about the new gold placers on the
San Juan, on his way out through Arizona
and about ten days ago sent a trustworthy
man to investigate them. This man saw
two parties at Winslow, Ariz., who claimed
that they bad seen the new field and pro
nounced them large, but they were both in
terested and their opinion was discounted a
H. P. Jewell arrived in Denver last
night, having spent several months in the
Colorado river country. He says that
extensive gold fields exist and he has
located some claims. Mine and smelter
owners are getting excited and are talking
ot sending men out. . Others, knowing that
a rush may exist for awhile, are planning to
send in goods to supply the crowds. A
dispatch from Flagstaff, Ariz., says George
Thornton, Fletcher Faircbild and William
Babbitt, all reliable men, have returned
after about a month's sojourn in the San
Juan valley and have furnished the first
trustworthy information from that district.
The Arizona and Utah Mining Company
and some others have located all the good
claims between the two canyons, extending
from a point 20 miles east of the mouth of
the river to 40 miles up the river. About
400 claims are located. This is as far east
as locations can be made on both sides of
the river, as the reservations thrown open
only extend from the 110th to the 111th
parallel of longitude east of the 110th par
allel, the reservation still extending to the
center of the river on the south side.
THE MAFIA SUSPECTED.
They Are the Enemies of a New Orleans
Citizen Whose House IT as Burned.
New Oeleans, Dec. 24. W. a Parker
son, assisted by insurance experts, made a
thorough investigation ot the cause of the
fire which destroyed his residence a few
nights ago, and all were convinced that It
was the work of an incendiary. Twice
within the past 12 months has the'residence
of Mr. Parkerson been burned to the
The act of the incendiary was doubtless
criminal, inasmuoh as it nearly resulted in
the loss of the lives of Mr. Parkerson and
his children. Mr. Parkerson's prominence
in popular movements, more especially
against the Mafia, raised np enemies against
THE GUI0NS WILL QUIT.
Immigration Restrictions Force the Steam
ship IJuo Out of Business.
New Yobk, Dec. 24. A. M. Underhill,
agent of the Guion line of steamships, to
day received a cablegram from the Secre
tary of the Board of Directors in Liverpool
that they had leased their pier to the White
Star lice. The rumor became current that
the Guion line intended to go out of busi
ness. Agent Underhill did not care to express
an opinion as to whether there is any reason
for the Guion; lines ceasing to run their
steamships. It is said that the proposed de
crease of immigration has been the reason
for the Board of Directors taking this
A 14-YEAE-OU) MUSDEREH.
He Stabbed a Young Man Against Whom
He Held a Grudge.
Ohaeleston, W. Va,, Dec. 24. An
other murder occurred near this city yes
terday afternoon about 6 o'clock. Barrel!
Gunse, a boy aged 14, stabbed Tom Eggle
stoue, aged 24, killing him instantly. An
old grudge existing between the parties.
They met in the road. A quarrel ensued,
and the killing was the result. The mur
derer is still at laree. bnt it is thoncrht will I
be arrested to-night, i
Cleveland loomcth vp,icila a icell-JUled Heigh
Lot of toys for the good ooyt to tcatter on the way.
is that behind the rig, making so much noisel
lady? No. A Tiger! Yes. He wanteth all the
HE WROTE FOR MONEY.
F. Gntman Got It, bnt He Used the
Names of Som9 Other Peopld
POLICE ARE LOOKING FOR HIM.
Several "thousand Dollars Paid for Cits of
BIG BANKS AND FIRMS SUSTAIN LOSS
Ten days ago F. Gutman came to Pitts
burg a stranger. Between Friday night
and Saturday morning he left it at
least $2,300 richer, possibly much more.
Several banks and business firms are in deep
mourning as the result. Mr. Gutman had
an accomplice who figured as Mr. Howard,
and who is also missing. The police are
looking for both, but, judging from the ex
pertness of Messrs. Gutman and Howard in
their financial transactions, it will take
some clever men to capture them.
J, N. Wolfe & Co., wholesale grocers and
soap manufacturers, of 108 Market street,
discovered that their name had been forged
to two checks-yesterday morning when their
bank, hookwas j-etnrned by1 the Masonic
Bank. Te? checks' were dated December
17, and were tor $355 each. One bad been
cashed at the Fort Pitt Bank, the other was
deposited at the Farmers' National Bank,
and both were drawn in favor of and in
dorsed by Gutman & Howard. The checks
were written on WoIfe& Co. 'a own check
blanks, and the forgery was a fairly success
ful imitation in every respect.
A Polished Confidence Man.
It was easy to trace the forgery to its
source. On December 16, the day before
the forged checks were presented, Mr. Gut
man called at Wolfe & Ccu's, stating that
he and Mr. Howard had deoided to open a
big grocery store in Bloomfield, Sixteenth
ward, and-had been recommended to Wolfe
& Co. as reliable dealers, giving the name
of a well-known Bloomfield resident as
reference. Mr. Gutman had a slight Ger
man accent, his manners were polished,
business like and reassuring: He gave the
firm to understand that they intended to
open a big store, had plenty of capital and
lots of experience. His conversation sup
ported the pretense thoroughly.
Just before leaving the office Mr. Gntman
remarked that he had to send a remittance
to New York, didn't like to send the cash
by mail, and asked if the firm would allow
him to use one of their checks if he would
pay them the money. It was an old game,
but the amount was a small one and the
firm, anxious to secure such a desirable
customer, willingly allowed the use of their
check. That was the last they saw or heard
ot Mr. Gutman until the torged checks
came to tbem yesterday morning.
The banks were notified promptly and
inrestieation was begun. In a short time
several other banks came to the lront, with
reports of loses. Then Police Superintend
ent O'Mara was notified and a still hunt for
Mr. Gutman was started. Nothing could
be found concerning him except that he had
a lady acquaintance who was as hard to
find as Gutman.
Worked a Number' or People.
The investigation showed Gutman had
secured at least $2,312. He worked Mr.
Simpson, of E. Groetzinger& Co., in the
same way he had J. N. Wolfe & Co. Mr.
Simpson introduced him at the Farmers
National Bank. Mr. Smith, one of the
directors of Fort Pitt Bank, to whom Gut
man had applied for a lease on a property
at Bloomfield, introduced him at that bank.
A check ot $852 was forged December 17,
on G. Dice & Co., wholesale grocers on
Liberty street, was also forged on the Fort
Pitt Bank, Gutman havinc secured a $13
check from them as he had from Wolfe &
Co. The Dice check was drawn on the Iron
City National Bank. On the same day the
signature of Curry & Metzgar, wholesale
frocers, was used on a check drawn on the
'ort Pitt Bank for $750 bv the same
swindler. It was paid either by the First
or Second National Bank.
All the checks were cleared through the
Fort Pitt Bank, except one on the Farmers'
National. The Masonic loses $652, Iron
City $852 and probably $750 raised on Curry
& Metzgar's name. Gntman secured the
check blanks of each firm from a litographer
to whom be offered an order for some for his
supposed firm, securing samples which hap
pened to be those of the victimized firms.
Gutman is a small, light built, dark com
plexioned man, 33 years of age. Howard
is 45, and much of the same description.
PROTESTED EVEN IN DEATH.
A Turkey Strews Every Drop of Its Gore
Throughout the House.
Sabatooa, Dec. 24. SpeciaL A young
married man, living on a fashionable street
in this village, who wanted to make himself
of some use in domestio affairs, bought a
live turkey for the family Christmas dinner
and undertook to chop off its head. As the
weather was cold, instead of killing the tur
key out ot doors he took It Into the kitchen,
and with block and hatchet heroically de
capitated it. The wholehousehold had been
summoned to witness ou ssui as an execu-
No sooner was its-
bead off, lhaa the de-
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capitated turkey gave chase to the mem
bers of the family, out of the kitchen, into
the dining room, and upon the table, and
into the sitting room, and into the parlor
and onto the furniture and against the cur
tains and out into the hall, where in an ex
hausted effort to climb the front stairs, it
yielded to the inevitable, turned over on its
back and gave a few last protesting kicks
and died. But there . was not a
drop of blood left in that
bird's body. It bad bled copiously and had
literally painted the,lower part of the house
and a good portion pf the furniture and the
carpets and the curtains and the wall paper,
a genuine turkev red. That young married
man has a long life before him and a loving
wife to share it with him, but she has now
this terror hanging over him:
"John," she said, "if ever you again do
such a stupid thing as to cut off the head of
a live turkey itj the house I'll I'll look for
a more sensible man, when I marry again."
MUSTN'T MAKE LAMPS.
The Edison Company Ask for an Injunction
Upon the Westlnghouse.
In the United States Circuit Court yes
terday a bill was presented asking for an
injunction by the Edison Electric Company
to restrain the Westlnghouse Electric Com
pany from selling or otherwise disposing of
electric lamps, wmen, it is said, are in
fringements upon the patents of the plain
tiff company. Judges Acheson and Buffing
ton fixed next Tuesday at 11 o'clock fox a
This suit Is based upon a recent decisicn
of the United States Court of Appeals, New
York, in the suit of the Edison Electric
Com pany against the Sawyer-Maun Com
pany, asking for an injunction, the Court
granting the injunction with the proviso
that the Edison Company must supply
lamps on reasonable terms to all electric
plants installed before the decision of the
Court below sustaining the patentJand giv
ing the Sawyer-Mann Company leave to
apply to the Court to modify the injunc
tion in case of refusal on the part of the
Edison Company to eomplv with the pro
viso in any specific case. It is held that
this decision prohibits the Weatinghonse
Company-from the manufacture and sale of
The westlnghouse Company last night
made this statement: "The application on
the part of the Edison Company for an in
junction against the Westlnghouse Com
pany in Pittsburg is a mere formal pro
ceeding to perfect the decree of the New
York Court with respect to the old form of
lamp, the manufacture of which has already
baen abandoned. The application will, as
a matter of course, result in an injunction
against the old lamp, but will not affect the
new lamp which the Westlnghouse Com
pany is now manufacturing."
' THE DISPATCH DIRECT0BY.
The Issue of Thi Distatcs to-day consists
of U pases made up in three parts. The
table below shows the contents of the sec
ond and third parts:
Esclish Crusade ok Qajcdio. rosiwsSETB.
NZXT COUNCIL MZETLNO. A BIOT IX- CHICAGO.
Soum Ahebicak Tiiadb.. ...... .Sain
Small ADVXBTisxxnrrs, CULSsrraD.
Coubt Hiws. Valux car Kocnrsz.
, rage 11.
UaukaLoa nr Eaupnou......... ..Cornier.
Topics or the Tims..., ... -Kaufman,
Chbisthas Music. Late Kits in Bbtxt.
the Mcsio World. . c W. s.
CUEISTMAS SOCHTT. UOLIDAT PlKSOSALS,
, Page 13.
MIDWTNTIB FASH10X8. .... Ev A. Schubert.
Gossip or the Fair .-Margaret H.'YVeich.
A New Year's Menu.... -......Elllce Serena.
Christmas Weaknesses.. .....Carrie Careless.
Fads or the Hour. S. Elizabeth Dickson.
A Bivrrw or Sports. .John D. Prlnzla
Upon the Charturs John II. Tonne
Amoxo the amateurs. PrrrsBURQ Street cabs
The Kaiseb's Christmas Henry W. Fischer
NxwYobx'bXmas Chules T. Murray
A Xmas Short Stoet. oux Club Woubx
The Fall or A Krsa Cjrus V. Adams
Hews or the National Guard.
West VntonnA. coax. - L. D. Bancroft
Among Xmas Buyers.
A Collection or Relics.
the oaio Democratic Elector.
Xmas short Stobies, by General HeClellana,
Speaker Crisp, Secretary Charles Foster, Nat
Goodwin, "" E. Birr and others.
A Model Village. Late Scnsnnc News.
THElSLXOrMAX. CHBISTHAS CXBTOOJSS,
Local Abt Gossip,
Slates ot Amazonia Major Kerbey
A AXAS BEBMOX Jfcer. ueoro xiqujecs
London's Gbxat Editor Carpenter
Late electbio News.
Page 31. -
1)B. Talmagx'8 CHBBCH .Bessie Bramble
THE POWEB Or NIAGARA. NOTES AND QCSRIE3
Tax Union Depot.
LADT Vebneb'b FliGUT.-......-.The Duchess
A Good Box's Keward. ....-.Howard Tleldlos
The Market befobts.
Christmas With the Oil Men.
The Grand Armt. , Secret Societies,
News or the Stage Hepburn Johns
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THE ERIE CANAL
Any Number of Cincinnati
Snippers and Business
DEMAND THE WATEBWAY.
Biver Men Especially Eager for an
Improvement So Desirable
Cincinnatians Surprised That Pittsburg
Is Not Represented In the Notional
Board of Trade The Proposed Inter
national Canal Revives Interest In All,
Waterways Great Outlet to the
Ocean The Beaver-Erie Canal Sura
to Be Indorsed by the National Board
of Trade Monongahela Coal Always
Handy for Cincinnati if the Canal
Were Built Other Advantages Con
raOM x stait coBExarojrDErr.l
CiNCiNirATi, Dee. 24. The Erie Canal
project continues to be discussed in this
city, and all classes of shippers are mani
festing the greatest interest in the enter
prise. The indorsement of the scheme by
the Chamber of Commerce, and the decision
of the delegation to the National Board of
Trade to support the canal at the meeting1
of the association in Washington, January
17, has stirred up the river men and those
directly concerned to greater activity.
Some surprise was expressed here that
the Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce is not
represented in the National Board of
Trade. The board has asked the Smoky
city organization to join several times, bui
the subject was referred to a committee
who for some reason or other reported ad
versely. The Cincinnati Chamber ha3 been
sending delegations to the National Board
meetings for the last 12 years, and the mem
bers think a great deal of good is accom
plished by the association.
FIttsburs's Future Representation.
The chances are that Pittsburg will he
represented in the future. According to
the rules, applications for membership must
be filed and subjects to be discussed sub
mitted 40 days before the annual gathering.
Colonel Boberts, through Cincinnati, suc
ceeded in having the canal put on the pro
gramme a few days before the limit had ex
pired, and then it was too late for the Pitts- '
burg Chamber to be admitted to the board
The publication of a report this morning1
that an international syndicate nad applied
for a Dominion charter to bnild a 22-foot
canal connecting Lake Erie, Montreal and
New York is accepted as another evidence;
that the Yankees have not losi faith in ci- 'r
It was learned that C. V. Dnttoii, cV
Pittsburg, is back of the enterprise, and is
now in Canada formulating the scheme.
Julian Kennedy aud G. "W. Q. Perris, me
chanical -engineers of the same city, have
given Sir. Dutton some assistance in work
ing out a compressed-air-pneumatic lock
that is to be used in this international '
canal. Here in Cincinnati the people are
rapidly beginning to realize what can be
done to improve the navigable streams of
the interior, and they talk in an enthusi
astic way, not only of the Lake Erie
project, but of the Chicago and Illinois
canal to connect Lake Michigan with the
Mississippi at St, Louis, and the enlaige
ment of the old Erie Canal across New
Xork to tidewater.
A Great Outlet to the Ocean.
If these various canal enterprises were
carried ont the Ohio, Mississippi and the
lakes would have an outlet to the ocean.
The business of the Central United States
is so enormous as to guarantee a handsome
return on the investment of private capital,
but most people would prefer to have the
Government build the water ways, and then
they would be tree. One big advantage
offered by canals 13 that every man is his
own shipper and can move when he feels -like
it He doesn't have to wait for can
and is not delayed by wrecks.
One of the hardest workers for the canal
In Cincinnati Is Commodore P. A. Laidley,
of the Big Sandy Packet Company. He Is
a delegate to the National Board of Trade,
and will see to it that the enterprise is in
dorsed. Iu speaking of the project the Com
"The Kanawha coal men are a little afraid
of the Erie Canal. They imagine that it
will injure their business. Por the same
reason they don't want the Ohio river im
proved. If the stream were navigable to
Pittsburg Monongahela coal would be ac
cessible at all times to the Cincinnati mar
kets. This would keep prices down. But
I need not say that the Cincinnati river in
terests in general favor the canal and slack
water for the Ohio. All the packet com
panies are red hot for the project, for it
would improve their business. Now this
summer, for example, our boats were idle
six months en account of low water.
An Opening for Lots of Idle Capital.
'Think of the men thrown out of employ
ment and the amount of money tied up fn
river craft that was lying idle during' the
low-water periodl And wfiat grand pros
pects a navigable stream to Pittsburg and
a ship canalto the lakes opens up for Cin
cinnati! It is useless to point ont the bene
fits. They are too apparent. It will take
money to build the canal, and the Govern
ment ought to furnish it. I understand
the railroads don't like the scheme, and will
fight it, but they can't stand in the way
or progress. The people won't have it."
Superintendent Murray said he was for
the Erie Canal, and would work to have it
indorsed br the National Board of Trade. "
He felt safe in saying that the project was
favored by all classes of shippers in the
Chamber of Commerce. The people of
Cincinnati comulain of freight discrimina
tion, and the canal would open up the iron
ore interests in the Northwest. The ore .
could easilr be carried by canal and river"
from the lakes to Cincinnati.
Captain S. W. Bard, a Kanawha coal ""'
operator, is one of the most intelligent river
men in the city. He was a doss friend of
Colonel Merrill, and they often met at the
noon lunch to talk over the interests of -
nftvl(.tfftn Thi fTantflln fa a liheral win
and spoke freely. He said: "What ill
would like to see is tne construction of theJjj
Lake Erie and Hennepin Canals, and the')
old Erie Canal across New York made bfe.i
enough to float vessels to tidewater. ThfsAS
series of waterways wouia connect the lake 2
and the laree rive'rs in the interior with thai
ss-aii, and would make one of the grandest!
ualer svslenis in tne w na. uoloneOJIar-
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