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FORTY SEVENTH TEAR
.-And the Way Mr. Cleveland
Has Handicapped Him in
the Senatorial Bace
BY TUMING HIM DOWN.
The President-Klect Is Also Watch
ing Other Toua Contests.
He Meets Wm. L. "Wilson In West Vir
ginia If Carlisle Ooes Into the Cabi
net Ereckenridse Will Fill the Bill in
Kentucky Hogg: Is His Choice in
Texas Others Who Would Suit Him
Mills Not at All to His Liking No
Extra Session Wanted Until Septem
berCrisp Called, and They Say He's
Sure of Ee-Eiection Illinois Booming
Morrison for the Cabinet The De
mocracy All Torn Up.
ItrzCIXX. TELXCIU3C TO THX DIRPATCH.1
New Yoke, Dec 28. In 185G President
Buchanan wrote to his Democratic friends
in Pennsylvania informing them that it
would gratify him if John W. Forney was
elected United States Senator from that
State. Mr. Forney received the caucus
nomination of the Democrats of that State,
bnt ras soon as it was known
that President Buchanan had signified his
interest in the contest, the Democrats of
.the State bolted the caucus and with the
' aid-of Republican Totes defeated Mr. For
ney and returned Simon Cameron to the
United States Senate.
Not since then and certainly not before
hai there been so much interest in the utter
ance of a President or a President-elect as
there was yesterday, when Mr. Cleveland
came oat in an authorized interview an
nouncing his opposition to the selection of
Edward Murphy, Jr., of Troy, to succeed
Frank Hiscock in the United States
Senate. Mr. Murphy has been Chairman
of the Democratic State Committee for
a number of years. lie has been interest
ed in the Democratic party oi New York
State from early manhood. He opposed the
nomination of Mr. Cleveland at Chicago.
He accepted defeat, and, with "the aid of
Lieutenant Governor Sheehan, Governor
Flower, Senator Hill, Hugh McLaughlin
and the Democratic organization of New
York State, turned in and assisted in roll
ing up a majority of 45,000 for Mr. Cleve
land in the Empire State.
Mnrphy Has Never Had Iluch.
Mr. Murphy, outside of his place as
Mayor of Troy, lias never held an elective
ofljeetvHe lsaric'i man. He has desired
" to close his political 'career with a termju
the United States Senate. Mr. Cleveland,
in his interview, takes this stand against
, "J am not in a position to say more than
I have already often said to all with whom
I have conversed on the subject, including
Mr. Murphy himself and others very prom
inent in our party organization. As a party
we have an arduous task before us and one
in which the Empire State and this
great Commonwealth and metropolis are
deeply and materially interested. We
need the best aid that we can procure for
the proper accomplishment of that task,
and the man who is selected as Senator
from this State should be able in
the largest sense to help the party
fulfil its promises to the people. The
people of our State who this year gave to
the Democratic electoral ticket a majority
so large as to indicate that they expect
much from Democratic supremacyare en
titled to a Senator who will not only repre
sent their interests and their principles, but
will be able to advance and defend them.
"We need in the Senate a man of train
ing and experience in public affairs, as well
as a man of clear ideas concerning the im
portant questions which confront our partv.
It seems to me that tlje election of Mr.
Mnrphy does not indicate a disposi
tion to choose for the Senatorship
a man of the kind needed at this juncture,
and I iear that this first manifestation of
the power put into our hands will give rise
to a feeling of popular disappointment, such
as our party ougnt not to be called upon to
Favors "Wilson for Senator.
" Democrats and Republicans discussed Mr.
Cleveland's letter all day. It was received
with varying comments. The interest' in
Mr. Cleveland's stand was enhanced by the
assertions of gentlemen who are very close
to him and who have discussed matters with
him since election day. From these conversa
tions it was gathered that Mr. Cleveland is
also interested in the Senatorial contests
in other States. He is looking at the sit
uation in West Virginia. Senator Charles
J. Faulkner's term expires on March
' 3 next, and Governor Fleming, ex
Senator Camden and Senator
Faulkner are the candidates for the place.
All were opposed to Mr. Cleveland's nom
ination. Those very close to Mr. Cleveland
said that he favored" the election of Repre
sentative W. L. Wilson as the Senator
from West Virginia. Mr. Wilson was the
Permanent Chairman of the Chicago con
Mr. Clereland is also, it was remarked,
interested in the Senatorial contest in Mis
souri. Senator Francis M. Cockrell's term
expires on March 3 next, and Governor
Francis, who retires from the Gubernatorial
chair on January 1, is anxious either to suc
ceed senator uockrell or to enter
the Cabinet. Mrs. Francis has
written to Mrs. Cleveland in the
interest of her husband. Mr. " Cleveland
has also an eye on the Wisconsin situation.
John L. Mitchell would like to go to the
Senate, but Mr. Cleveland, it is reported,
favors E. C Knight, the. old partner of Sen
ator Vilas. Senator Vilas mas a member of
Mr. Cleveland's former Cabinet, and he has
great influence with the President-elect
He .Even Opposes Mills.
The Senatorial contest in Texas has also
been brought to the attention of Mr.
Cleveland. ( The present Senator, Roger Q.
Mills, was appointed by the Governor. He
is a candidate for the long term. Governor
TJogg is also a candidate,and it will surprise
some people to learn that Mr. Cleveland
favors the candidacy of Governor Hogg. In
California, now that the returns are all in,
Stephen White, who presided at the St.
Louis Convention in 1888, would like (he
place. There is a gentleman named Foot
who would like to enter the United States
Senate, but Mr. Cleveland seems to favor
Mr. White. The Virginia situation is
also interesting to' Mr. Cleveland.
On the death of John S. Barbour, Eper
Hunton was appointed o fill the vacancy.
Ex-Governor Fitzhugh Lee and J..Ran
dolph Tucker are candidates for
the place and Mr. Cleveland favors
General Lee. In North Carolina, the
situation is also interesting to Mr. Cleve
land. The term of Matt W. Ransom does
not expire until March 3, 1805, bnt he
headed the delegates against Mr. Cleveland
in Chicago this year, and at the proper time
Senator Ransom is to hear interesting
Not the least interesting assertion made
yesterday was concerning Senator John G.
Carlisle, of Kentucky. Mr. Cleveland
would like him to accept the portfolio of J
theTreasury,butthere is a complication over
the matter. Should Mr. Carlisle be ele
vated to the Cabinet, Representative W.
C P. Breckcnridge and one or two
strong friends of Mr. Cleveland would
like to be Senator Carlisle's successor in the
Senate. There is another gentleman, how
ever, whose friends would like to see him
in the plaee, he is Henry W. Watterson,
the star-eyed-goddess of reform in
the Blue Grass State. Mr. Watter
son has many strong friends, bnt
Mr. Cleveland's friends say that Mr. Wat
terson would not be the mau he would se
lect for the plaee.
In Tennessee Mr. Cleveland's attention
has been directed toward the Senatorial con
test in that State. The term of Sen
ator William B. Bates expires on
March 3 next He is a can
didate for re-election. But Mr. Cleve
land favors the selection of eftGovernor
Porter, who was Assistant Secretary of
State under Secretary Thomas E. Bayard.
Mr. Cleveland is also partial to the ambi
tion of. Representative Benton McMillin,
should lie desire to contest the supremacy
of Senator Bates.
Extra Session In September.
bpeater crisp came to town and had a
long talk with Mr. Cleveland and later with
the Hon. William C. Whitney. The
Speaker will return to Washington to-day.
From all that could be gathered,
it has been practically deter
mined not to call an extra
session of Congress until September
next. Mr. Cleveland is opposed, it was
reported, to an extraordinary session imme
diately after his inauguration. Washing
ton, it was remarked, would be filled-up with
Congressmen and others all desiring Federal
appointment. This would divert lrom Mr.
Cleveland and his counsellors more import
ant duties in the shape of legislation. An
other of Mr. Cleveland's visitors yesterday
was John W. Doane, President of the Mer
chant's Loan and Trust Company, of
Chicago. Still another visitor was Repre
sentative Owen Scott, of Bloomington, 111.
It was reported that these two gentlemen
advanced the claims of William L. Mor
rison for Secretary of the Interior. With
Edward J. Phelps out of the wav as a
possibility for Secretary of State, there is
now a good deal l.eard about James U.
Carter eventually holding that place. Mr.
Carter. like Mr. Phelps, is a mem
ber of the council to the Bering
Sea Commission. Mr. Carter was a Repub
lican up to 1881 and since then he has been
a strong Cleveland man. He is one of the
highest representatives of the bar in New
York Slate. In the great business men's
demonstration np Broadway, Just before
eleciiolf. Mr. Carter led the brigade "of
AuMzaanu- -It was' "said "very latelast night,
by one who ought to krfow, that Speaker
Crisp would succeed himself as a Speaker.
KINGS COUNTY DEMOCRATS
Will Stick to Mnrphy in Spite of Cleve
New Yoke, Dec. 2& SveciaU The
pronunciamento of Mr. Cleveland, on the
question of a candidate for the United
States Senatorship, has not in the slightest
degree affected the feelings of the managers
of the Democratic organization in Brook
lyn in reference to Edward Murphy, Jr.
The anti-snappers, who are working for
Mr. Murphy's defeat, will receive no as
sistance from the Democrats of Kings
One of .their emissaries called upon Hugh
McLaughliu to-day, and asked him what he
tnongnt ot Mr. Cleveland s declaration.
Mr. McLaughlin had not seen either of the
papers in which it had appeared, and when
a copy was procured he bluntly remarked
that Mr. Cleveland probably thought that
he had a right to express himself as he had
done,but that a great) many other Demo
.crats in the State might hold a
different opinion. The missionary from the
anti-snap camp returned to New York satis
fied beyond the possibility of a doubt that
two Democratic Senators and 17 Assem
blymen from Kings county would go
into the regular caucus at Albany and abide
by its decision in the United States Sena
torship and that there will be no bolt or ob
struction pooling whatever, so far as the
Kings county men are concerned.
"The representatives of the Brooklyn
Democracy," Mr. McLaughlin, is reported
to have said, "do not sympathize with
the anti-snappers and I don't believe they
have the slightest intention of doing so on
this occasion to please Mr. Cleveland or any
A close lieutenant of Mr. McLaughlin
said: "You can take my word for it that
Mr. Cleveland's slurs on Mr. Murphy have
only had the effect of bringing Sjjugh Mo
Laughlin to the support of thripsfcntleman
from Troy. Mr. McLaughlin knows
that had it not been for Mr. Mur
phy's antagonism to Mr. Cleveland,
both before and at the convention, the
latter would never have opposed him tor
the Senatorship. We never would have
heard a word about Mr. Murphy's want of
mental and other statesman-like equipment
for the office. You can state with absolute
posltiveness that there will be no ballot, no
kicking, and no obstruction against Mr.
Murphy by the Kings county men."
PENN0YER IS PERT.
Cleveland's Interference In the NewYork
Fight Impertinent -
Portland, Oke., Dec. 28. Speaking of
J.he interview with President-elect Clere
land, published in New York this morning,
Governor Pennoyer to-day said:
"The impertinent interference of the
President-elect with the selection of a
United States Senator from New York is
both unprecedented and alarming. If the
New York Democracy bows to such dicta
tion it would indicate that Mr. Cleveland
has not only become the boss of his party,
but the czar of the nation."
, Republicans Join Tammany.
New York, Dec. 2a Sheridan Shook
and Edward J. Gilmore have signified their
intention of leaving the fold of the Repub
lican party and in future giving their alle
giance to Tammany Hall. For years both
men have been stanch Republicans, and
Mr. Shook especially has been high In the
councils of the party.
Populist Contests In Kansas.
Topeka, Kan., Dec. 2a There are two
more contests of Republican seats in the
Legislature by defeated Populist candi
dates. One is against Hon - Solon O.
Thatcher, Senator-elect from Douglas
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, DECEMBER fi9,
county, the ground of the contest being al
leged'fraud, and the other is against 4-.0.
Rti.rmon nfsluwiifp conntv. the eround-of
the action being that Sherman at the tlfiel
of his election was Postmaster at Bossville,
and therefore ineligible. ,
' TAMMANY BOOHING
Its Corruption Fond and Doing All It Can
to Elect Ed Murphy..
New York, Dec. 28. Primary elections
were held by the Tammany Hall organiza
tion in all of the Assembly districts
of the city to-night, at which more
than 12,000 members of the .general
committee and fully 45", 000 members of the
district committees were chosen for the year
1893. Never has the Tammany Hall organ
ization had so big a general committee as
that for 189a Every member of it pays a
fee of 55, and the aggregate, something like
60,000, makes a respectable fund for main
taining a political organization.
None of the Tammany leaders were in
clined to talk for publication about Mr.
Cleveland's avowal of opposition to Mr.
Murphy. "I have nothing to sav about
that" said Richard Croker. "Regard
ing Mr. Murphy we cannot say enough. He
is a candidate for the Senatorship, and I
shall do all that I can to assist him. I have
heard of no movement to oppose him in
the legislative caucus, and can only repeat
that I will do all 1 can for him and hope
that he will be elected."
HILL WOULDN'T TALK
On the Cleveland Interview, and Neither
Albany, Deo 28. Special Senator
Hill was found in his room on the third
floor of tb Kenmore to-night busy open
ing letters when The Dispatch reporter
called to ask for an interview on Mr. Cleve
land's expressions of the morning regarding
Edward Murphy, Jr.
Senator Hill paused long enough to
glance over the contents of the letter he
had opened, then said: "You may say I
have nothing to say on the Senatorial ques
tion or the interview. I would gladly give
mv views if I had any f5r publication, but
I nave nothing to say."
Governor Flower, when asked for his
opinion on the Cleveland interview, said:
"I must refuse to say anything on that sub
ject." Judge D. Cody Herrick also de
clined to say anything for publication.
BUFFALO'S GIDDY ALDERMAN.
Gay Old Mr. Franklin itan a Foot Bace on
a Banquet Table Tho City Clerk
Knocked Out Mr. Burgard Mashing an
Buffalo, Dec. 23. Special Last
night the retiring Board of Aldermen held
a wine supper at the Hotel Iroquois which
was attended by the aldermanic dignitaries,
city officials, contractors and representa
tives of the press. It was said by
one who had been present at every gather
ing of like nature since 1874 to eclipse all
similar suppers. Champagne flowed like
rivers and as the evening aged, the merri
ment grew fast and indecorous.
Alderman Franklin, whose boast is that
lie has never touched a drop of liquor, was
inveigled into eating seven dishes of
Roman punch under the mistaken idea
that it was some kind of ice
cream, after which he ran a foot
race with Tom Murphy on top of the table,
over classes, dishes and bottles. Then Nor
man E. Mack, of the Times, started the fun
afresh by ordering another case of wine,
and this was followed by other cases. In
the arguments that followed one ensuW re
garding, tha merits of certain scrappers.
Here City Clerk ilarshall to'ofcfrbaud,
waving carelessly aside Alderman Burgard,
the chief disputant This annoyed the latter
and he smashed the elegant City Clerk
twice in the face, one blow shutting his eye
and the otber opening his nose. The com
batants were separated before further
damage was done. Mine host Wolley now
appeared and chased the party out, saying
they were disgracing nis notei.
AldermanBurgard hadn't had enough fun
and walked up to Shea's, where he at
tempted to make lore to Tougere, who sat
at lunch in the cafe. The actress moved
away, but Burgard followed her and
to attract her attention picked up her steak
and slammed it against the wall. The Al
derman now found himself in a sorimmage
with the proprietor, and evenually arose
from a recumbent posture in the middle ot
NEBRASKA'S COAL RING.
An Ingenious Method of Selling the Same
Loads of Fuel Twice.
Lincoln, Dec. 2a The arrest of Gorham
F. -Betts under an indictment firings the
total number of parties arrested up to five.
It is certain that at least two more warrants
are out, but it is rumored that they will not
be served for some time, as tne parties
wanted are in Canada. Betts manipulated
coal contracts in order that the State could
be made to pay for coal that was never de
livered. 'The scheme was a very simple one, "
said the attorney, "but one hard to detect.
The dealer would send a number of cars ot
coal out to the asylum. We will say five
cars would be numbered 4444, 5555 and
6666. Numbers 4444 and 6666 would "be
unloaded at the asylum switch, but number
5555 wouldbe hauled back to the dealer's
yards and sold to the city's consumers. In
this way the same car of coal would be sold
to the State and also to private parties.
That was one of the methods said 'to be
originated in the mind of Mr. Betts, who
was one of the most successful dealers in
the city at the time he held the State con
tracts." FOUR BURNED ALIVE. .
Natural Gas Bursts Its Connds in a House
at Osawatomle, Kan.
Asatvaxoshe, Kan., Dec. 2a A most
destructive fire to life and property oc
curred in this place last night Three
large two-story dwellings owned by Will
iam Chestnut caught fire from natural gas
and were entirely consumed, nothing being
saved. Four persons were cremated and
several had miraculous escapes in their
The names of the dead are Mrs. Louise
Kindle, Miss Griffith, infant child, Miss
Fletcher, a servant Nothing but a por
tion of the bones of Mrs. Kindle and the
AGAINST HER M0THEH.
A Daughter Sides With Her Father In a
CmpAGO, Dec. 2a Special' General
S. Blackburn Jones, of New York, who, up
to a year ago, practiced law in Chicago,
made application for divorce before
Judge Stein to-day. Mrs. Jones
filed a bill last February, making
charges of cruelty. Mabel Jones,
a daughter, testified that she never saw her
father strike her mother. On the contrary
he treated her kindly. She heard him re
monstrate with her mother for playing bill
iards with men In the Kenwood Club
rooms, also when ,she had been out late at
night playing poker with Men and women
whom he 'disliked.
A Congressional Committee In Cuba.
Havana, Dec. 28. The committee an-
pointed by the United States Congress to
investigate Cuban quarantine and immigra
tion matter! arrived here to-day.'
NOT A FRENCH DUEL
But a Straightforward Yan
keev Affair "Where Pis
tols Mean Death.
A KUSSIA-KfCOUNT KILLED
By an American With Whom Ho
ricked a Quarrel at Monte Carlo.
A VICTIM OF IMPERIAL BLOOD
Or Use He Is a Bare-Faced Impostor or a
THE LATEST OF THE PANAMA SCANDAL
London, Dec. 28. The American who
fought a duel at Monte Carlo with the Rus
sian, Count Peter Romanoff) was named
Jay Brockton, and he was not from Brook
lyn, the suggestion that he was from that
city having, undoubtedly, been caused by a
mistake as to his name. The American and
Romanoff quarreled at the gambling tables,
Romanoff being the aggressor. The Ameri
can sharply resented an insulting remark on
the part of the Count, and an immediate
challenge was the result.
The two men fought in the grounds of a
private villa, and evidently meant a duel to
the death. The conditions were 25 paces,
with liberty to advance to within two paces
of each other, and to keep on firing until
one or the other should fall. Both Ameri
can and Russian came calmly to the mark,
and on the word being given, they fired
with deadly intent, at the same time start
ing to advance. The second bullet from
Brockton's pistol struck Romanoff just
above the heart The Count reeled and fell,
and in a few moments expired.
Considerable mystery exists as to the
identity of Count Peter Romanoff. His
name, real or assumed, has suggested some
connection with the imperial family of
Russia. A New York newspaper suggests
that Count Peter Romanoff mav or may not
ue tne traveling incognito ot the Grand
Duke Peter Nicolaiovitch, who is the sec
ond son of'the late Grand Duke Nicolai
Nirolaiovitcb, who was the Czar's
uncle. The Grand Duke Peter, was
born at St Petersburg In 1864, is aid-decamp
to the Emperor, Captin of the Lan
cers' Regiment, of the Imperial Guard, and
married in 1889 at Peterhof the Princess
Militza, the oldest daughter of the Prince
Further particulars of the duel were re
ceived this evening. The quarrel out or
which the duel grew appears to have been
due to a misunderstanding on the part of
the Count Brockton had been winning
heavily at the gambling tables, and had
tossed a "pourboire to the croupier, which
the Count supposed was intended for him.
The Count accused Brockton of insulting
him by throwing him the coin. Brockton
denied the charge, and tried to explain that
the coin was for the croupier. The Count
repeating that Brockton had insulted him,
Brockton gave him thaalie direct, and a
challengefollow:ear-T?bV names of the sec
onds are mtTanjwft.Jlrocktonleft Niae
yesterday. He hTad been there six weeks,
and had played at the tables almost daily.
He was quite popular.
REINACH NOT POISONED,
Either by Himself or Ills Enemies Klbot
Won't Fight Andrieux.
Paris, Dec. 28. The rumors concerning
the death of Baron de Reiuacb, and the
theorizing in regard to it, were proved this
morning to have been utterly baseless. The
report made by Dr. Brouardel, who had
charge of the autopsy, was made public to
day. It declares that the analysis of the
viscera revealed not the slightest trace of
poison, and the conclusion arrived at by Dr.
Brouardel and his colleagues is that the
Baron's death was due to natural causes.
The report, though it is official, is regarded
with suspicion in certain quarters.
The effort of M. Andrieux to draw Pre
mier Rlbot into a duel has failed, and it is
not considered likely that Andrieux will
resort to violence, as was at first intimated.
There is no denying the fact that M. An
drieux has gained much admiration by the
boldness and success of his course. The
incident is considered ended, and it is be
lieved that M. Andrieux will not attempt
to insult M. Ribot publicly, it indeed he
has entertained such a purpose.
NO TRIFLING WITH RIOTERS.
Itnsslan Authorities Will Strangle Fight,
and Send Others to Siberia.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 2a A court mar
tial in Tashkend has passed sentence on
the leaders of the cholera riots of July 6.
Seventy men were tried. Right were sen
tenced to be strangled, four to loss of all
civil rights and deportation to Siberia for
life, and 33 to long terms of imprisonment
Twentv-five were acquitted.
All the men tried were among the 5,000
Sarts who rose against the physicians and
authorities ot Tashkend in the belief that
the latter had conspired to kill all the
poor who were suffering from the epi
demic. The mob invaded the Russian
quarter, killed the Deputy Governor,
Count Poutinstoff, broke open and plun
dered shops and stoned all citizens in their
way. The military was called out, and
fired repeatedly on the rioters before they
would disperse. Seventy lives were lost in
PARIS STILL REPUBLICAN.
The Municipal Council Will Erect a Monu
ment of Triumph Over Louis XVI.
Paris, Dec 2a The Municipal Counoil
of Paris, by a vote of 54 to 12, to-day re
solved to erect a monument jto commemorate
the execution of Louis XYL; to demolish
the expiatory chapel erected in 1820-26 to
the memory of Louis XVX and Marie An
toinette, and to place on the site of the
chapel a bust of Leoelletier St Fargeau,
with a suitable inscription referring to his
action in voting for the death of Louis.
The Royalist members loudly protested
against the Council's course. The Prefect
of the Department of the Seine reserves
his decision in the matter.
GLADSTONE IS SHOCKED
By the News of the Dynamite Explosion
Which Killed a Dublin Detective.
Paris, Dec. 2a When Mr. Gladstone,
who is sojourning at Biarritz, was informed
of the dynamite outrage in Dublin, he dis
played 'profound agitation. He quickly
recovered his composure, however, and,
upon being told all the known facts in con
nection with the affair, said the explosion
could not in any way be connected with
The crime, he added, could not be ac
counted for by any sensible supposition,
and was idiotio in its conception. He ex
pressed deep sorrow and sympathy for the
lamily of Detective Synnott,
4A dfk '
BRIGGS IS GAINING.
One Vote Would Tie the Result and
Two Mean a Close Victory.
BY VERY SHREWD SCHEMING
He Ehnt Cut a Number of His Opponents
TO-DAT OR TO-MORROW DECIDES IT
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE PISFATCn.
New York, Dec. 2a The Presbytery of
New York will begin to-morrow to vote
upon the charges of heresy made against
Prof. Charles A. Briggs. Under the rnles
adopted to-day each member of the court
must confine himself in his explanation of
his vote to three minutes. There are 132
members of the Presbytery who are en
titled to vote and it is possible that the
whole vote may be taken before the court
adjourns at 5 o'clock to-morrow evening,
bnt this is not considered probable. It is
said that the voting will nbt be ended for
The Presbytery assembled to-day in the
lecture room of the Scotch Presbyterian
Church. The first task was to get the roll
straightened out Dr. Vandyke reported
from the Committee on Excuses upon the
absentees who wanted to be restored to the
rolL The case of the Rev. Frank Ellin
wood was passed in first, and as not a sin
gle objection was made, his name was added
to the roll. This pleased the friends of
Dr. Briggs, for Dr.ElIinwood was known to
have leanings towards the accused pro
fessor. Bnt when it came to excuse Elder
Alexander Wilson, who had been absent
seven out of the 17 days of the trialeiforal
objectors were heard.
Dr. Farkhurst Shut Out.
This angered the ant'-Briggs people, and
when Dr. Farkhurst'a name came up there
were several objections and ne was neces
sarily cut of! the roll. Dr.Shedd'sname came
up next -and Dr. Briggs' friends retaliated
by objecting to him. The Rev. C N. Tyn
dall and Dr. Paxton were also shut out An
effort was made to allow all to vote who
had read the evidence and argument but it
did not succeed. The Rev. Dr. Nightin
gale made the point that under the rule
adopted by the Presbytery to exclude all
who had been absent for two davs in succes
sion, every man should be kept out
Dr. Ellinwood's case had already been
decided and it could not be touched, al
though it was openly said by the anti
Briggs men that objections would have
been made to his name if it had been known
that other objections would be made to the
rest on .the list Prof. Briggs has thus
gained an additional vote, and Dr. Pax
ton's vote is virtually counted, for he is
paired with Dr. R. R. Booth. With the
Presbytery so closely divided between the
two parties, this gain counts for a great
deal. It was decided that no member had
the right to give up his time to another.
This was adopted as the method in which
the votes should be taken:
"The vote on the specifications shall be
taken without debate in the following
order: The vote on each charge and speci
fication shall be one roll call; each mem
ber shall vote first on the specifications and
second on the charges, when each shall be
sustained or not sustained."
Briggs and His Friends Excluded.
At 4 o'clock the Presbytery went into se
cret session to deliberate and vote on the
charges. They spent the next hour in a
very heated discussion over preliminary
matters. Some of the members were anx
ious to have the rule restricting discussion
to three minutes rescinded. At 5 o'clock
the court adjourned to meet in the body of
the church at 2 o'clock to-morrow. Prof.
Briggs, the members of the committee of
prosecution and the stenographer are ex
cluded irom tne executive session. There
are nowon the rolls of the New York Pres
bytery, entitled' to vote upon the charges
against Prof. Briggs, the names of 101 min
isters and 32 laymen. Of the ministers,
the Moderator, John C Bliss, would vote
only in case of a tie, and the Rev. John B.
Devins has been excused from voting on
account of his connection with one ot the
daily papers. The Rev. Robert R. Booth
is paired with Dr. Paxton, who is not al
lowed to vote, and this reduces the number
of ministers actually voting to 9a
Of these 49 will vote for Prof. Briggs and
49 will vote against him. Of the 32 elders
17 are against Prof. Briggs and 15 on his
side. This would make the vote stand 66
to 64 against Prof. Briggs. The change of
one vote from the opposition would make
the vote a tie, and the charges would fall
unless the Moderator voted. He will prob
ably, if called upon, vote against Prof.
Briggs. This would mean victory for the
prosecution by the narrow majority of one.
NEARLY $1,000,000 SHORT.
The Uomestead Blot and Payments to Pub
lic Schools Acconnt for It
Harmsbukg, Dec. 2a The following
statement shows the operation of the State
Treasurer's and Adjutant General's depart
ments in the year:
Total receipts from all sources during the
fiscal year ending November 30, ?10,748,
750 03; total payments, 511,727,968 68; total
debt paid during the year, ?1,417,106; net
debt of the State November 30, 52,606.
592 C3. In the payments are included
55,000,000 to the public schools, and on ac
count of the Homestead riots, 5375,223 4a
Three-tonrths ot the personal property tax
under the act of 1891 is returned to the
counties and is now being paid, which will
reduce the general fund about 51,000,000.
Balance in general fund November 30, 1891,
55,720,721; balance in general fund Novem
ber 30, 1892, 55,393,191.
BAPTIZED IN BLOOD.
FXEVFN ailN KILLED IN BATTXE IN
All Prospectors in the New Go'd Bonanza
A Large Number Wounded, Also A DIs-
. pute Over a Claim Starts a General
Denver, Dec. 2a The San Juan min
ing camp in Southern Utah has followed
the precedents of all great mine excite
ments by baptizing itself with human
blood. A courier arrived in Blufls
City early this morning and reported
a terrible battle yesterday, in which over
100 shots were exchanged. He reported 11
men killed and a large number wounded.
George Ferguson, an old prospector, and
James Cody, known as "Blind Jim," one of
the best known characters in Arizona and
New Mexican mining camps, are among the
Th courier was in a state of breathless
excitement, and had left the grounds after
the last shot was fired to obtain medical
aid. A private dispatch this afternoon,
from Dolores to John Eddv, a Denver
mining man, confirms the reported
trouble, which grew out of a dispute
over certain claims which have been staked
out There are nearly 5,000 men on the
fields, and there has been very little atten
tion paid to the people staking off claims.
The prospectors have simply devoted their
time to prospecting and scouring the sands
to find the most promising locations.
There had been a few claims staked out,
however, in places where many dollars to
the pan have been found, but the lines of
the claims, it is said, were not reported, and
a quarrel ensued. The direct cause of the
trouble was the discovery of the large
nuggets in the bottom of a small stream.
TJp to the moment of the rich strike every
thing was all right, but the sight of the
large nu.ggets had the same effect on the
prospectors as a red rag on a Mexican bull.
Eaclu nan claimefi that he had first lo
cated 'the ground .A) to settle the di.rate
guns were brought to bear. Over 40 men
were engaged in the conflict Few
if any escaped unhurt The informa
tion of the trouble has caused great
excitement in Denver among prospectors,
who were skeptical of the fabulous wealth
of the new gold fields. The battle will un
doubtedly bring thousands of people to the
new camp, for old prospectors regard deadly
conflicts over mining claims as the best evi
dence of rich strikes.
At Least He Is No Worso Than He Has
Been for Some Time.
"Washington-, Dec. 2a Mr. Blaine,
although a very sick man, is understood to
be at least no worse to-day than he has been
for some time past. Early callers at his
house to-day were told that Mr. Blaine was
doing very well indeed, and that after a
comfortable night he seemed to be very
much better this mornimr. Doctors, when
called later, found nothing in the sick man's
condition to occasion any immediate appre
hension, and their report to the family was
a fairly satisfactory one. At 6 o'clock this
evening, Dr. jonnston said Mr. uiaine bail
passed an uneventful day and that he did
not expect to make another call at the
In reply to numerous comments upon the
unusual number of visits, three in all, paid
by Mr. Blaine s pnysicians to their distin
guished patient yesterday, which caused an
impression that he had undergone an un
favorable night, Dr. Hyatt to-day explained
the matter by saying that the visit at 2:30
o'clock yesterday afternoon was a change in
the usual hour for the visit of Dr. Johnston
and himself, which was made for the con
venience to themselves. Heretofore both
met at the Blaine mansion at an early hour
THE HARRISONS HOPING.
Some Clianco for Little Martena to Becover
From Her Illness.
"Washington, Dec. 2a No material
change has occurred in the condition of
Martena Harrison, the President's fever
stricken grandchild, and the family are san
guine that the patient will safely pass the
various stages of the disease to ultimate re
covery. Benjamin and Marie McKee have escaped
the contagion so far, and the President took
them out for a short .walk fhls aticrnoon.
The order closing the "White House to the
public was modified this afternoon to the
extent of allowing a visiting delegation of
New xork school teachers to maise a bnet
inspection of the Fast room.
BOMBARDED EACH OTHER,
After Firing Eleven Shots at Short Itange,
They Stop to Count Their Wounds.
Floeence, Ala., Dec 2a From
Lighton, Ala., -comes the story of a vChrist
mas shooting, which for remarkable results
is without a parallel. The combatants were
Dr. Hooksmore and J. T. Letsinger. Sat
urday morning they quarreled. In the
afternoon they met and renewed the
They were .about three feet apart when
both commenced shooting. After 11 shots
had been exchanged at short range, the two
men stopped hostilities to count up the
damage. Moore had been shot in both
arms, Letsinger had received a bullet
through each band and a oystnauer bad re
ceived one in each leg.
t A New PennsyJEztension.
Indiana, Pa., Dec. 2a Special' Sur
veyors in the employ of the Pennsylvania
Bailroad Company are pushing still another
survey for a line along the Black Lick. The
party of engineers are now at work in this
oaunty, and it is given out that the survey
is for a line from Ebensburg into the Black
Lick coal fields in "Western Cambria county.
OJISS MUST ACT
"LIKE MR, HE1CI
Or His Economite Opponents
Will Ask the Courts
for a Receiver.
LAWYER MECKLEM TALKS.
Cyrus Teed, the Chicago Kore
shan, Would Like to be
The Would-Be Messiah Said to Eo
Headed for Pittsburg; His Experi
ences at Economy Were Quite Pleas
ant Last Summer, Though Father
Henricl Opposed Him A House Sup
posed to Have Been Eullt for Him
Members of the Society Waiting1 for
Developments The Antl-Duss Fac
tion Consulting Lawyers Granting a
Power of Attorney Not Unusual With
the Community The Paper Was
Needed to Negotiate thai Loan of
$400,000, and Probably Can't Be
The indications, are that the anti-Duss
faction in the Economite Society will take
legal measures to restrain the new manage
ment until the members can find out where
they stand. The death of Father Henrici
has taken the lid off the turmoil that has
existed for some time beneath the surface
in the quaint community.
It is known that Henry Feicht was in
Pittsburg yesterday consulting a well-known
member of the bar, and it was reported that
Cyrwt W. Teed
an appiiohion for a recrt:rship wc&ld bo
made in the Beaver county courts on Satur
day, and that Ml F. Mecklem, District At
torney of the county, and legal adviser for
the Feichts, would prepare the papers; also
that the courts would be asked to nullify
the paper giving Duss supreme control of
the society's affairs.
The Feichts Did Not Sign.
This document was signed by most of the
members of the community, but Dr. and
Henry Feicht and a few other families re
fused to put their signatures on it
Mr. Mecklem was seen at his home in T.o
chester last evening. He . has been in bad
health for several months. Mr. Mecklem is
a careful, conservative man, and is not in
for a legal fight if it can be avoided. He
was not inclined to talk much about the
afiairs of the society. The fact is that he is
not in a position at present to say anything,
but something may be done after awhile.
"I haven't seen Dr. Feicht lately," ha
said, "though I met Henry Feicht on the
day of the funeraL He talked a good deal
about the death of Father Henrici, but
nothing about the future was mentioned.
As I haven't been consulted by either of
them since the Father died, I must say that
I don't know anything about what they in
tend to do. If legal measures should be
taken in the future, it will be done after
lone consultation. But everybody con
cerned prefers to await developments.
"Dr. Feicht told me some time ago that
if Mr. Duss administered the business of
the society as Father Henrici had done he
would be satisfied.
IVants It to Continue.
"The Doctor wants the community to con
tinue in a peaceful way, and is against
dragging its afiairs into the courts. "With
this much known, the conclusion is that
the Doctor and his brother will wait
awhile to see what the new management
"Concerning the blanket mortgage, I
don't think it can be invalidated. I under
stand it was signed in the presence of
Judge Hice and J. T. Brooke, two repu
table men. I am not posted on the finan
cial status of the society, but this mortgage
would indicate that the Economites are not
as rich as people supposed. As for the
document giving Mr. Duss supreme control,
I don't believe that can be nullified, either.
This is not unusual in the society.
Several times in its history such
papers have been signed when needed to
carry on the business. The internal man
agement of the association is simple
enough, but the outside world will have
nothing to do with the society unless some
one is authorized to act for it The docu
ment was necessary at this time to nego
tiate. I presume."
"But why did not the Feichts sign ths
power of attorney?"
"It was not on account of any ill-feeling.
"When the paper was read to them they
realized it was a legal document far-reaoh-ing
in its effects, and they could not tell
what might be the consequences in the fu
ture. They Would See a Lawyer.
Like all prudent people would do under
the circumstances, they said they would
eonsnlt a lawyer first They wanted some
advice, for it was an important affair."
"Did you advise them not to sign?"
"I did not"
Continuing, Mr. Mecklem said: "It is
strange that Mr. Duss does not adopt a con
ciliatory policy toward the older members
of the society. He is too independent.
Now if a man like Judge Hice was in
charge, he would spend hours explaining to
the people what they did not understand.
Henry Feicht was expelled while Judfea
Hice was in California, and he was rein
stated shortly after the Jndge returned. It
looks to me as if his going and coming bad
much to do with the affair. The Judge is
kindly disposed, and an able and just man.
Of course I can't say that he was influen
tial in haying Henry reinstated, but I al