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IS NOT THE
To Bepresent the Great State
of New York in the
U. S. Senate
SATS GROVER CLEVELAND.
He Talts Plainly and Emphatically
on the Subject
A Leader Who Is Able to Originate
and Promote Important Policies la
Needed He Has Told Murphy and
Croker All This Before Serious Dif
ficulties to Be Met Pfefier to Vote
With the Democrats on Reorganiza
tion of the Senate Republicans Lo3e
the Wyoming Legislature Fusionists
Get All of North Dakota's Electors
One Republican Elector Chosen in
California Pat Collins Not Offered
John C. New's Place.
rsrECllIi TELEOBAM TO Tint DtSPATCn.1
Philadelphia, Dec. 27. A special
dispatch to the Tims from New York says:
There has been a disposition in some
qnarters to question Mr. Cleveland's atti
tude on the Senatorship irom New York,
During the past few days the Timet corre
spondent has referred repeatedly to the
matter, and has said 'what everybody knows,
to be true, that Mr. Cleveland bad from the
first announced himself as unalterably op
posed to the election of Edward Murphy,
This was not a part oi the political gossip
of the town. It had been obtained from
trustworthy sources, from the men most
likely to know Mr. Cleveland's opinion on
this question, from friends anxious to se-
cure a Senator who could be looked upon as
a representative of the new administration,
and who might be depended upon to assist
the President-elect and his party in a com
plete correction of tariff abuses.
Sir. Cleveland Slakes a Statement.
In order to settle this question the Times
correspondent called upon Mr. Cleveland
to-day and asked him if he wished to say
anything for publication about his attitude
on the question. He saw no reason why he
should be called upon to confirm his own
expressed opinion. He consented, how-
ever, to say this:
"It ought not to be necessary for me to
repe at for the public what I have so olten
expressed to many gentlemen in private
conversation. Among these have been Mr.
Murphy himself, Mr. Croker and gentle
men who have been prominent in the party
Irom every part of the State of New York.
It must not be forgotten, however,,.,ibat
the party has a very hard task to perform If
we expect to keep the word which we have
passed to the people of the country. They
have -given as a phenomenal majority, one
showing that they expect us to do much. In
doing this a great deal depends upon the
State of New York and its great metropolis
The Kind of a Man Needed.
"The interests of the State and of the party
demand, it seems to me, the selection of a
Senator who can not only defend the prin
ciples of our party, but who can originate
and promote policies that may be presented
ior consideration in the Senate. In order
to insure this the Senator from New York
should be a man, not only experienced in
public affairs, but who has a clear concep
tion of the vital issues with which he must
deal during the next few years.
"Speaking irankly, as I have already
done to those entitled to know my views, it
does not seem to me that the selection of
Mr. Murphy shows a desire or intention of
placing in the Senate a man of such a type.
This first use of our power would, I fear,
cause much disappointment, not only in
New York, but in the country. This the
party ought not to be called upon to ace
when it is considered how much there is to
do and what serious difficulties have to be
surmounted before it can be done."
PEFFER IS DEMOCRATIC.
He Won't Vote With the Republicans in
Reorganizing the Senate.
Washington-, Dec. 27. Special
Senator Peffer is expected to vote with the
Democrats in the reorganization of the
Senate. This statement is made upon the
authority of a well-known Democratic Con
gressman who is taking an active interest in
the matter and professes to know Senator
Peffer's views on the subject In speaking
of Senator Pefler to-day, the Congressman
referred to said: "Senator Peffer has noth
ing to expect at the hands of the Republi
cans. They are fighting him to the bitter
end in Kansas, while the Democrats of the
State have practically laid down,
their hand to him. Some of the Re
publican leaders have made an effort
to secure the aid of the Kansas Populist,
but when they had an opportunity to. show
him some consideration they ignored him.
Now, when they need his services and
haven't a thing to offer in return, they pro
pose to play upon him as they did with the
late David Davif. They cannot ofier Mr.
Pefler the "Vice Presidency, as they did in
the casef Davis, but they are prepared to
give Uim an eqnal share of the Senatorial
pationage which is not larze or tempting
Compared with the inducements held out
to him by the Democrats. Not only will
he receive a fair stiare of the Senatorial
patronage, but he will have plaeed at his
disposal something from the administration
which be can use mong the Populists not
only in Kansas but in other Populist strong
holds. "Senator Peffer is keener in a political
deal than some of his associates gave him
credit for when he first entered the Senate.
He knows he occupies a position something
similar to that occupied by Mahone, of Vir
ginia, when the latter made certain de
mands of the Republicans and obtained
them in consideration for his vote in or
ganizing the Senate in 1881."
Landis ior Dean's Judgeship.
HABBISBUBO, Dec. 27. Governor Patti
ton has appointed eight Law Judges during
his present term, and before the close of the
wee. AG niu uc ipuiuicu uuutuer, me
successor of Supreme Judge-elect John
Dean, of Hollidaysburg, having not yet
been announced. If is said Augustus S.
Landis, of Hollldaysburg, will be ap
pointed. CRISP HAS NO CHOICE
Tor a Place la Mr. Cleveland's New Cabinet
So It Is Said.
"Washington, Dec. 27. Speaker Crisp
expects to leave here to-morrow for New
York. He will be in the metropolis a day
or two and will call on Mr. Cleveland and
have a talk with him. No hour has been
fixed for the meeting, and so far as can be
learned nothing has been signified toMr. Crisp
as to the matters to be discussed. It is
probable that at this meeting ot the two
most influential officers of the Government
there will be a general exchange of opinion
on the whole legislative outlook, and, to
some extent, on the political situation.
The question of an extra session of Con
gress, it is reasonably certain, will be one
of the topics considered, and the Speaker
will give to Mr. Cleveland the opinion ha
entertains on the latter.
It is not at all likely that any final and
absolute determination with reference to
the extra session will be reached for some
time, or until the Cabinet slate is
partly made up. As is well known,
Speaker Crisn is inclined to favor
an extra sessiqn soon after March 4,
for purposes of orgauizatlon, while
Presidend-elect Cleveland favors an extra
session in the autumn', but is not altogether
averse to an earlier special session if there
were assurances that its life would be short
and its field ot activity restricted. The
Cabinet problem mar be taken op, but
Speaker Cnsp has no person to urge upon
r. Cleveland lor a Cabinet office.
A Supreme Court Decision Sett'es the Fate
of Senator 'Warren.
Cheyenne, Wro., Dec. 27. Spe:lal
Under the law it was the duty of the Clerk
of Carbon county to canvass the vote at the
late election with the assistance of two
Justices of the Peace, one a
Republican and one a Democrat.
The clerk threw out one of the
largest precincts claiming that fraud
had been practiced there, and that the re
turns were not in shape. The jnstlces dls
tented and made an abstract including this
precinct. The State Canvassing Board ac
cepted the abstract returned by the clerk,
claiming that he was the Canvassing Board
for the county.
An appeal was had to the Supreme Court.
The three gentlemen on the bench are Re
publicans. They say that a county can
vassing board consists of three members,
and for a majority in this instance the two
justices must rule. This makes the Legis
lature Democratic beyond all question. H.
A. L. New, George W. Baxter, G. T. Beck
or some other Democrat will go to Wash
ington in place of Mr. Warren.
WON'T MEET IN JANUARY.
Chairman Carter Too Busy looking After
His Senatorial Fences.
New Yobk, Dec. 27.' Hon. Joseph H.
Manley, of Maine, member of the Repub
lican National Executive Committee, ar
rived at the Fifth Avenue Hotel this
morning. He stated to-day that he wonld
probably go to "Washington to-morrow. In
regard to the report published that Chair
man Carter would be here shortly and issue
a call for a meeting of the Itenublican
National Executive Committee, to be held
in this city on January 15, he said:
"There isubthing in it whatever. I hare
heard nothing of a meeting in the near
fnture, and the report is without founda
tion. Mr. Carter, in the first place, could
not come here for two months. lie is a
candidate tor United Stntes Senator, anil,
if I am not mistaken, it will be Jannarv IS
before the Legislature elects a Senator."
COLLINS SETTLES A RUMOR.
The General Says lie Has Not Been Offered
John C. New's Place.
Boston, Dec. 27. Special GeneralP.
A. Collins was asked to-day if there was
any truth in the report telegraphed from
Washington that he had been promised the
Consul Generalship at London by Mr.
Cleveland. The General replied:
"You can say that all these reports are
purely problematical, and that in my opin
ion nobody knos Mr. Cleveland's mind on
these matters, nor has he told what it is to
anvbody. These are mere idle rumors
which will continue to be circulated for
about ten weeks lonirer. and then thev will
be set at rest by Mr. Cleveland. So far as
I know, I do not believe that he has told
whatever may be in his mind to anybody,
even if he has made it up himself,"
CALIFORNIA IS SPLIT.
The Republicans Get One Elector From
the Golden State.
SAN Prancisco, Dec. 27. Special
The official statement of California's vote
at the last election was given out to-day by
Secretary of State Waite. It shows that
one Harrison and eight Cleveland electors
were chosen. The People's party vote
amounted to a trifle over 25,000, and the
Prohibition vote to 8,000.
Three Republican and four Democratic
Congressmen were eleoted. English, Dem
ocrat, in the Third district, was defeated by
only 25 votes. The vote in favor of direct
election of United States Senators by the
people was enormous, 187,958 voting for
and only 13,342 against it.
WESTEEN HEAEQuABTEBS CLOSED.
Illinois Democrat Close Their Shop pnd
Lock Up Their Cash Box,
Chicago, Dec. 27. The Finance Com
mittee of the Western Branch of the Demo
cratic Committee met here to-day and re
ceived the final report of the Treasurer, ex
hibiting the receipts and disbursements of
the committee. The amount collected a'nd
paid over to Mr. Cable, the representative
of the National Committee, constitutes, it
is said, all of the outlays made by the
Western branch headquarters, except the
sum of $5,000 sent by the National Com
mittee from New York.
A Contest In Tennessee. '
Nashville, Dec. 27. Information
reached here to-day to the effect that P, H.
Thrasher, fusion candidate tor Congress
against Hon. B. A. Enloe, in the Eighth
district of Tennessee, has received notice of
DULL TRADE IN STEEL
Shuts Down a Bethlehem Mill, Throwing;
1,300 Men Out of 'Work.
Bethlehem, Pa., Dec. 27. The rail,
Bessemer, converting and puddling mill of
the Bethlehem Iron Company is shut
down for an indefinite period. Twelve
hundred men have .been thrown out ot em
ployment The cause of the stoppage is lack of
orders, the steel trade being very dull:
Mistook Gas for Electricity.
OT-nrarnrA, Ia., Dec 27. A. Byerly, a
young man living at an Indian agenoy,
went to bed at the Laclede Hotel and got
up to turn on the electric light He t timed
on the eas instead. He was found dead in
his room this morning.
Russian Army Officers Weary
of Peace, Threaten to
A NEW PLOT DISCOVERED
Involving Many' High and Low
Officials Quite Near the Czar.
HATRED FOE UNHAPPY HEBREWS
Adding to the Fuel of Discontent Emoul
derlnjf Among Troops.
THE CBUEL PEBSECUTIOtf IN MOSCOW
-St. Peteksbitro, Dee. 27, Numerous
arrests continue to be made at Kieff of per
sons suspected of nihilism. Nine more offi
cers are among those imprisoned, either
nnder suspicion or direct charges of con
nection with a conspiracy against the Czar.
The Russian authorities believe they have
unearthed a widespread plot, in which a
nnmber, not only of the lower officials,, but
also those of higher rank are involved, and
several officers having positions of trust
and confidence near the person of the'Czar
have been put under surveillance, although
not under arrest, being given leave of ab
sence from duty until the suspicions resting
upon them are verified or disproved. The
extent of the plot is unknown.
There is much discontent in the army
with the prolonged period of peace, and
many of the officers think that the Czar is
too pacific in his disposition. There is no
longer an outlet for these warlike spirits in
snbdning the tribes oi Central Asia. All
these have been brought thoroughly under
Weary of a Lone Peace, m
The Russian empire was never more
peaceable, so far as external enemies are
concerned, and the murmuring among the
army officers, ambitious for glory and dis
appointed in their hopes of promotion, is
correspondingly great. It is no secret that
there was bitter disappointment in military
circles setven years ago, when the Czar had
to bring his autocratic authority to bear to
prevent his generals from plunging into a
war with Great Britain and Afghanistan,
and the spirit of impatience among the
Russian officers has been increasing since.
For these and other reasons the authori
ties at St. Petersburg are greatly apprehen
sive as to the extent of the conspiracy de
veloped at Kleff, and much excitement pre
vails both in official circles and among the
Meanwhile the persecution of the He
brews goes on more earnestly than ever, the
leading official prosecutor being the Grand
Duke Sergius, brother of the Czar and hus
band of Queen Victoria's granddaughter
Elizabeth. As Governor of Moscow he
seems determined to turn every Hebrew out
of the city.
Driving Ont Hebrews In Droves.
The Hebrew population of Moscow has
already beeD reduced irom about 80,000,
when Sergius became Governor, to about
30,000 and the number continues to decrease
under the added rigor of penal laws and the
intolerable severity of their enforcement.
B-y a new law whieh has recently been
fiqt" in force only ten out of 100-Hebrew
awyers in Mosoow and St. Petersburg are
allo'ired to practice, while in Warsaw and
Russian Poland this liberty is wholly de
nied. The Moscow University shuts its
doors against Hebrews, and it will not be
long before the Conservatoire does the same.
The severe treatment ot the Hebrews is
having arulnouseffect upon real estate and
other interests, at least 30,000 lodgings
being empty at Moscow,
The most pitiful scenes are witnessed
among the crowds of Hebrews at the rail
way stations, men and women over 80 years
of 'age and half-clad little children err
ing and praying in the cold. Their suffer
ings are viewed with utter indifference by
the Russian authorities, and any non-resident
Hebrews who display kindness toward
them risk being put under suspicion.
The soldiers detailed to assist.the police
in guarding Hebrews treat them with the
greatest brutality and frequently prick the
untortunatei with their bayonets if they
attempt to leave the stations in which they
are penned. The officers do not like the
work of guarding Hebrews, which they
look upon as -beneath their dignity, and
this, also, is a' cause of some discontent
among the militarr.
BIG FAMILIES SHIELDED.
A Shortage of 4,000,000 Florins in the
Hungarian Government Kept Secret,
Buda-Pesth, Dec 27. The exposure
of the frauds in the Department of Educa
tion and Pnblio Instruction, through
which that department lost 4,000,000
florins, was made in a newspaper published
at Grosswardein. This paper affirms
that two of the leading physicians in the
Trefort Ministry discovered that the money
had been embezzled, but were afraid to ex-
Eose the -thefts owing to the high positions
eld by the parents of the embezzlers. The
paper itself retrains from giving the names
ot those who took the money.
When Minister Trefort died he was suc
ceeded by Count Czaty, who learned of the
embezzlement, but who did not take any ac
tion in the matter for the same reason that
impelled the others who had knowledge of
tne affair to remain silent Members
of the Government allege that the
4,000,000 florins deficit was not caused
by fraud, bnt was a simple shortage
due to a bad agricultural season that will be
recouped. Nobody pluces any reliance in
this statement, the general -belief being
strong that the shortage is due to no other
cause than embezzlement, and that the
Government is anxious to protect the em
bezzlers because of the disgrace that would
attach to certain high families! should the
dishonest officials be prosecuted.
WHOLE VILLAGES PERISH.
Frightful Besullg of tne Famine Baging
in Snow-Bound Finland.
Stockholm, Dec 27. The famine in
North Finland is increasing, and there is a
movement in Sweden to renew the sub
scriptions of last year for the aid of the
Many Tillages are snow-bound, and it is
feared that whole communities have per
ished, as nothing has been heard of them
for a number of days. v
LONDOH'S GLOOMY CHB1STMA8.
Banks of the Unemployed Rapidly Becrnit
lnc From Cotton Factory Districts.
London, Dec 27. England is having
severe and trying Christmas weather. The
average temperature is about 21 above
'zero. London is buried under a dense fog,
and it is difficult to see anyone a few feet
Tlie privation among the unemployed in-
creases with the advance of winter, and not
withstanding the numbers already here,
multitudes continue to throng in from all
parts of the country. Advices from Lan
cashire state that the lockedout employes
in the cotton manufacturing districts had a
hungrv holiday, thousands of them being;
dependent upon charity for sustenance.
Hundreds ot them are wandering about
begging, and it is feared that the vigorous
weather will cause the loss of many lives.
THE REINACH TRAGEDY.
It Was Probably Murder, but Investigation
Reveals Nothing Definite,
nv cable to the dispatch.!
Paeis, Dee. 27. The murder of
Baron de Reinaoh is the sensation
which to-day" occupies the public mind.
The Paris papers printed to-day the news
cabled to The Disp.atch four days ago
about the result of Reinach's autopsy, and
it has raised popular excitement again to a
high pitch. The chemist in charge ot the
analysis, which is now almost completed,
says it is one of the most remarkable
cases in medical jurisprudence. His re
port, which will be made in a few days, will
show that there is nothing known yet upon
which to base a charge of murder against
any of Reinach's associates. The natural
qnestion who wonld profit most or escape
most by his death is beinz variously
answered. A warrant was issued to-day for
a search of the dead Baron's place at Ne-
The Socialist leader, Guesde, openly con
fesses that the Socialists intend to revive
an international fight against the oligarchy
of capital, financial oppression and the cor
ruption of the Bourgeoisie aud other evils
of the present social system.
A dispatch from Rome says; The Drei
bund nations Germany, Italy and Austria
regard the situation In Fra'noe as menac
ing the peace of Europe, and are exchang
ing frequent notes on the subject They
have decided to hold themselves in readi
ness to act promptly from a military point
of view id the event of a revolution in
Prance. Their embassies in Paris have re
ceived special instructions on the subject.
CHARGED TO FENIANS.
Both Parnellltes and SlcCarthylteg Deny
Responsibility for the Explosion.
Dublin, Dec. 27. The Government is
apparently acting upon the theory that the
recent explosion was the result of a con
spiracy, and the police are making active
inquiries as to the recent course of the Phys
ical Force faction, to whose operations but
little attention lias laterly been paid. So
far as James Stephens, head center of the
Fenian Brotherhood, is concerned, no sus
picion attaches to him. but it is intimated
that some of his younger followers have
been very busy of 'late. The anti-Parnell-ites
are throwing suspicion on Parnellites,
and the latter assert that no more reason
exists tor suspecting tbemthan for charging
the crime to their antagonists. Stephens
has denounced the authors ot the explosion
as enemies of Ireland.
A man named Kevans has been arrested
at Nenagli, County Tipperary, on the charge
of being connected with the Dublin ex
plosion. Kcvsns is a stranger to the towns
people, and is unable to give a satisfactory
account of his recent movements. Govern
ment experts to-day secured as specimens
for further study in the Government lab
oratory some ol the debris resulting from
the explosion. Among tbeir finds is a
massive" granite slab fire inches thick, upon'
which the explosive rested and through
whieh a hole was blown.
COUNT R0UMAN0FF KILLED
In a Duel at a Gambling Table by a Man
Nice, Dec 27. Tt? is rumored that Count
Peter BoumanofF became involved in a
qnarrel with a Brooklyn man at the Casino
gambling tables last night The two fought
a duel with pistols on the seashore this
morning, the Count being killed.
No confirmation ot the story has been re
ceived. A SUIT FOR USURY
Filed igalnst Contractors for the Illinois
Central World's Fair Buildings.
Chicago, Dec 37. A judgment for
$2,100,000 is asked and the right of a bank
to charge a commission besides the full
legal rate of Interest for a loan is raised in
a plea filed in the Superior Court this
morning by the Western National Bank of
New York against Allison, Shaffer & Co.
On November 1 the plaintiff began an
assumpsit suit again jt the defendants on
two notes. The defendant company is
erecting the "World's Pair building for the
Illinois Central Bailroad. The company, it
was said, was backed by unlimited capital.
The plea claims that the notes are absolute
ly void, because of usurious rate of interest
charged by the bank
liotn notes, says tne plea, bore u per cent
interest On the first the defendants
agreed topay a commission of 525,000 over
and above 'the interest On the second
$8,895 nas paid in consideration of the
bank's maUicg the loan. The defendant
alleges that plaintiff has $1,200,000 worth
of railroad bonds belonging to Allison,
Sbafer & Co. in their possession.
A PRIEST SUICIDE
Buried in Consecrated Ground With Cath
nllo Funeral Bites.
Cincinnati, Dec 27. The burial of a
suicide in consecrated ground, exceptional
in the Boman Catholic Church, took place
in Covington to-day. The dead man was
Bev. Bernard Schwalen, a Catholic priest,
who killed himself several days ago in his
home in Covington on account of ill health.
All the rites of the Church due a deceased
priest were paid to Father Schwalen. The
Bishop of the diocese conducted the exer
cises and priests from throughout the vicin
ity were present The BiBhop, in his
funeral sermon, said the Church could not
be misunderstood in its emphatic con
demnation of and denial of the rights
ot the Church to 'the person who
took his own life. In this case, however
there was no doubt in the Bishop's mind
that the deceased was bereft ot reason when
he committed the act, and this fact entitled
htm to burial with all the rites of the
Tho Standard Oil Frince Gives Another
Million to Chicago's University.
Chicago, Dec 27. John D. Bockafel
ler has made another huge gilt to the Uni
versity of Chicago. The sum Is understood
"to be over $1,000,000, but the exact figures
are not given out For the last two months
the trustees of the university havo been
endeavoring to persuade Mr. Rockefeller
to give them f 2,000,000 in order to carry out
some of their cherished plans. The New
York capitalist objected to giving that sum
outright, but submitted a proposition for a
vast sum to be given, providing certain
plans which he suggested be carried out
This proposition was submitted to the -trustees
KILLED BY CHEISIMAS JOY.
A Boy So rieased "With a Pair of Skates
That He Falls Over Dead.
South Bend, Ind., Dec 27. Paul
Gearhart, aged 14, was so delighted at re
ceiving a pair of skates that he uttered a
( cry oi joy ana fU to the floor dead from
A DESPERATE BATTLE
Retween Regular Soldiers and Revo
lutionists in Mexico.
THIRTEEN OF THE FORMER KILLED
And a Large Number on Both. Sides Were
LAS ANIMAS THE SCENE OP THE FIGHT
rsriciAL TztranAM to Tins disfjltcr.1
Laeedo, Tex, Dec 28. Beport reached
here at midnight of a battle whieh took
place yesterday near Dos Animas, Mexico,
east of Guerrero, between 300 regular Mex
ican soldiers and 250 Bevolutionists, in
which 13 soldiers were killed and many
wounded. Several of the Bevolutionists
were also killed and a large number
The Bevolutionists were commanded by
General Estrada, and the Mexican troops
by General Garcia, Captain Garcia, of the
Mexican militia, arrived iu New Laredo,
opposite this city yesterday afternoon with
several of the wounded Mexican regulars.
News was received from down the river
to-day to the effect that the United States
troops, under Lieutenant Heditin, and a
posse of United States deputy marshals
.under the direction' of an experi
enced trailer, are close on the trail
of the Bevolutionist party who
captured United States deputy mar
shals, Guerrerra and Benavides, and feel
sure of rescuing the latter. Three com
panies of the Seventh United States Cav
alry arrived in Laredo last night and wil
leaye to-day for the lower river country-
Later Since the above was sent the report
of the battle at Las Animas has been fully
confirmed. The report says the Mexican
troops were routed. The town of Guerrero
is in danger of being captnred by the
Bevolutionists. The people on the Mexi
can side are represented as flocking to the
standard of General Estrada because
ot his victory at Das Animas.
The revolution is assuming a more serious
aspect than it was thought it would at first.
There will be vork for all the United
States troops the Government can send to
this section, for they will be needed to pro
tect the interests of Americans.
BLAINE A LITTLE BETTER.
He Is Still a Very Sick Man, However, and
Can't Be Bemoved.
"Washington, Dec 27. At 9:30 o'clock
this evening Mr. Blaine was reported as
resting easy, nnd that his family antici
pated for him a comfortable night Shortly
afterward the family retired. "Mr. Blaine
is better than he was yesterday, and is im
proving." This was said at 6 o'clock this
evening, and Dr. Johnston had been at
Mr, Blaine's bedside just 25 minutes. This
visit was the second the Doctor had paid to
Mr. Blaine this afternoon, aud when bis
attention was called to this fact, he re
marked that it had no especial significance,
in proof of which be said he would not
call again this evening, unless especially
The stream of inquiries as to "the state of
Mr. Blaine's health continues, and to such
an extent as to require frequent changes in
the attendants at the door. It seems to be
settled that Mr. Blaine will not leave
Washington for some months to come, even
if in the meantime his health should im
prove sufficiently to warrant his removal
It is also pretty well understood that while
Mr. Blaine really shows marked improve
ment as compared with his condition very
recently, he is still a very sick man so
sick that he can only sit erect when lifted
into that position and propped up with pil
lows. THE COLD, COLD WORLD.
A Pitiful Scene of Death and Destitution In
an Immigrant Family.
Kansas Citt, Dec 27. The 11-day-old
child of a Bohemian immigrant, Carl Valdo,
died in its mother's arms at the Union
depot to-day. The child was born at sea
and could not be made to partake of nour
ishment The mother was unaware of the
-infant's death until her attention was called
to it by a policeman, When she discovered
that the baby w as dead her grief was piti
ful. She and her husband were absolutely
penniless and had had no breakfast. A
subscription w.is made up for them among
the people in tho waiting room, and alter
the Coroner had taken possession of the
dead baby ther were sent on their way to
Jennings, Kan,, their destination, The
baby was buried in the potter's field.
IRON WAGES TO DROP.
Delaware Mills Say Tney Are raying More
Than Manufacturers Elsewhere.
"Wilmington, Del., Dec. 27. There is
to be a general reduction of wages now paid
f to the iron workers in tho mills here and at
Newport and Marshallton, so as to ap
proach nearer the wages paid elsewhere,
w.hIcH are 25 per cent lower than in this
The Diamond State Iron Company, of
this citv, will make n cut in puddlers''
wases from $3 75 to $3 27 or $3 a ton,
MAYOR G0URLEY VERY ILL
.Physicians Are Anzioiu and
Doubts of the Itesult.
At a late hour last night the condition of
Mayor Gourley was extremely critical.
His physicians are anxious and fear the
worst. The Mayor has been suffering from
pneumonia for five days. Oae of his lungs
is completely congested and the other is
attested. A racking cough Is weakening
him greatly and the ravages of the disease
are likely to continue for several days be
fore it has run its course.
A consultation was held yesterday by
Drs. Nelan and McKelvy on the case.
Neither ot the physicians would say after
ward how serious the patient's condition
was, though they indicated that it was very
dangerous. The Mayor has always been an
indefatigable worker, everything in which
he was interested being to him of great im
portance. Although his duties as Mayor
have not had much work connected with
them be has worked as hard as if they had,
besides having outside interests to engage
his attention. For this reason Dr. Nelan
says the Mayor has been overworked, his
system is run down, and his chances of re
covery are thereby lessened. ,
For several days no one has been per
mitted to enter his room except his wife
and the physicians. Not even his office
clerks have been allowed to see him.
A HUMAN BALLOON.
Peculiar Affection of a Man Who May
Burst at Any Time.
Baltimoee, Dec 27, Special A. most
eurious case of "emphyema," or air-swell
ing, has developed at the City Hospital, and
the patient has assumed the shape of a bal
loon. His skin is as tight as a drumhead,
and he is liable to burst at any moment
The man is Frederick Otte, aged 48 years.
He was employed as a driver and was
caught between a moving car and a wall
and dragged about 10 feet His body was4
crusnaa ai oeiween rollers, anu several oi
his ribs were broken. The sftanvemis- of
the bones were driven through Ws lungs.
Soon after his arrival at the hospital he
began to swell up and since then has been
constantly Increasing in size.
The cause of the swelling is the escape of
air from the punctured lung, which is now
pumped from 'the lung among the tissues
between the flesh and skin. At every breath
the sufferer involuntarily injects more air
under his skin. Nothing can be done for
him except to tap him, and the doctors are
of the opinion that he will die soon, even if
he does not burst, of which event there is a
POWDERLY'S NEW PLAN.
He Will Erect a Co-operative Plant for
Washington, Dec 27. Special
Hyattsville, one of Washington's oldest
and largest suburbs, lying six miles out on
the lice to Baltimore, has made itself
famous as the battleground of the "single
taxers," and was tieated to a visit and a
speech from Henry George, a week ago.
The village fathers have not only estab
lished the single-tat system iu practice, bnt
have been sustained throughout by the
Maryland courts against those property
owners who protested that the new way was
unjustly burdensome. ,
Now the place expects to feel a new pul
sation of progress from an entirely differ
ent source. Grand Master T. V. Powderly
has bought a farm of 71 acres on the edge
of the town for himself and a syndiate of
workingmen, with a view to establishing a
group of factories and a co-operative work
women's town. The site chosen is conven
ient to both the Pennsylvania and Baltimore
and Ohio roads, and if the capital for the
scheme can be had quite a smart little
colony is expected to spring up under the
cherishing folds of the single-tax mantle.
SNOW IN DIXIE.
Not Since 1830. Has 'There Been Such a
- torm in Norfolk.
Norfolk, Va., Dec 27, Special The
heaviest snow storm known in Norfolk
since 1856 visited this city at midnight last
night, and snow has fallen constantly for 24
hours. The ground around this section is
coered to a depth of two feet. A high
wind is blowing, and it is possible that
several vessels are ashore along the coast
but the Government telegraph wires are
down and no information can be obtained.
All trains are delayed and few boats are
The schooner Thomas J. Seward is
aground in the James rivtr. The four
masted schoonerMary E. H. G. Dow, from
Baltimore to a Northern uort with coal.
struck on the middle grounds near Cape
Charles, aud filled with water. Several
vessels are reported ashore on Willoughby
Spit and near Cape Henry.
THAT MIRACULOUS CHURCH.
A Believer Swears He Saw a Star Ascend
From It Christmas Ni?ht.
Canton, Minn., Dec 27. The sexton
of the Assumption Church brought J. J.
Collins, of Monroe county, Wis., before S.
Boyd to-day, and they made an affidavit
that they saw a bright star six inches in cir
cumference ascend from the roof of said
church Christmas night
Shot With a Flobert "While Skating.
St. Claib, Pa., Dec 27. While skat
ing last evening Charles Edwards, of this
place, was fatally shot in the breast by a
bullet from a flobert rifle in the hands of
George Franz. The latter was loading the
weapon, preparatory to shooting at a target,
when the trigger was accidentally touched
and the rifle discharged. .
LI TO REST,
The Noted Old Character Hon
ored in Death as He Was
loyed in Life.
TEAES AtfD FLO WEES FAIL
Gentle Rain Drops Upon His
Unpolished Oaken Coffin.
Details of the 8400,000 Mortgage Re
cently Executed Covering the Har
mony Society's Lands at Economy
The Document Made in Favor of
Harry Darlington, Acting aa Trustee
Presumably of the McCullougb Estate
The Mortgage Was 8igned by
Father Henrlcl but a Few Days Before
Bis Death The Board of Elders
Creates Two New Offices and John S.
Duss Is Elected President of tha
Society Samuel Siber Is Made Junior
Trustee and Vice President.
The remains of the late Father Jacob
Henrici, the leader of the Harmonites, were
buried yesterday afternoon. The interment
was magnificent in its simplicity. No evi
dence of pomp and no effort at ceremony
attended the burial. As the noted old char
acter had lived so he died and so he was
buried. Among his people he had grown
like a sheltering oak in a forest He
quit the world like a blossom leaves
its stem and his tenantless clay was re
turned to earth as quietly as his whole life
had been spent upon it Begarded and
esteemed by his fellows while he lived, he
was honored by them in death. Strong
men, firm in the affairs of the world,
brought flowers to his unadorned casket,
and every bud carried to his coffin sparkled
with the tears of women who loved him.
There tras no distinction among his mourn
ers. All were distressed by their loss, and
the officers and the servants of the peculiar
sect joined in a grief that seemed pathetic
They made no effort to conceal their afflic
tion. They were unable to suppress their
sorrow, which was told silently in testis.
The funeral services had been announced
to occur at 1:30 in the afternoon, and when
the unique German clock in the belfry of
the quaint church tolled that honr the three
remaining elders who were able to attend
lifted their brother from the dead-room in
the great hall, and, bearing the remains,
marched in melancholy silence to tha
church across the street
Mourners Follow to the Grave.
Immediately following the coffin, dressed
in m6urning, with her heati bowed to her
husband's arm, came Mrs B. M. McCargo,
a niece cf the dead Ier,d-rJ Then tixwomen
dressed in black fbllonrca, and the eight
persons made up the funeral train. When
the coffin and the mourners entered,
the sacred edifice was filled with,
people. Every seat was occupied. On
one side were arranged the women.
On the other side the men sat Be
tween the two, on either side the
choir stand and pulpit were arranged and
between them, and in fall view of all, the
corpse was placed. The casket was opened
and flowers were arranged about the dead
man. He was dressed in a black suit
Around him was thrown a shroud, white and
pnre as the bunch of water lilies held in
the nerveles shands that crossed his breast
At his feet a bunch of lilies of the valley
hung like tiny bells. On the floor at the
head of the coffin was a wreath of roses and
lilies and on either side were little bunches
of homely posies, all of which had been
carried in as tokens of esteem-
Just after the flowers had been arranged
Trustee Duss, who succeeds the dead
leader, walked up the main entrance to hit
little pulpit He was dressed in a neat
fitting black suit. His Prince Albrrt coat
was buttoned to the chin. He walked with
measured tread. His head was bowed. Ia
one hand he carried a Bi6Ie- In the other,
with his hat, he carried a small bunch of
flowers. He walked to his ehair, or the
pulpit, and sat for a moment as though
A Funeral Sermon In Two Languages.'
Then he nodded his head and the grand
old organ just opposite him, in notes that
seemed divine, rolled out a sacred melody
and the choir in German sang, "How
Softly They Best" Mr. Duss, still sitting
in his chair, then delivered the
funeral oration, in which he
talked glowingly ot the deceased
He snoka first in German and then In En
glish. After his first sermon hejexpltined
that on account of so many friends beinz
present who could not understand German,
he would like to condense his first remarks in
English. He asked permission of the elders
present and then explained that the En
glish language had never been spoken in the
church. He told or the many sterling qual
of the deceased and likened his character to
purest crystal The dead brother, Mr. Duss
said, was most noble and always appeared
like one from another sphere. He said tha
dead brotherhadbten frequently misjudged,
but he was confident that his everlasting
rest was assured. He told of his earnest
ness and unselfishness and believed that his
every act was prompted by a desire to do
God's wilL He was sometimes too cold and
at other times too good, Dut that under all '
conditions and circumstances he was a
noble, manly man. At the conclusion of
his remarks Mr. Duss read several verse
from the Bible. He then left the pulpit
and walked to the choir stand. He took a
seat at the organ ano played while the choir
sang "Jesus My Trust" After the hymn
Mr. Duss returned to the pulpit and an
nounced that all those who desired to take
a last look at the dead leader could pass
from their seats along where the coffin stood
and return to their seats.
A Last Look at the D;ad.
Then the organ sonnded out a doleful
strain, and for 40 minutes the people hum
bled in the face ot death marched by the
When all had returned to their seats
there were few, if any, dry eyes in the
Catherine The coffin was then closed up
by two of the elders, and by the three pall
bearers it was carried to the street, where a
little old-fashioned- one-horte hearse
awaited it The funeral procession was then
formed. It was headed bv Mr. Duss and
another of the elders. When the hearse
moved off the procession followed. A walk
had been swept in the snow to the grave
yard, just three squares away. The grave
n't)! been dug directly at the entrance, and
will hereafter stand as the first iu a long
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