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PITTSBURG, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1892-TWELYE PAGES.
Despite Mr. Cleveland's De-
termined Opposition the
New York Chairman
STANDS FOE THE SENATE.
-Bonrko Cockran TTilling to Take the
Job if He Can Get It,
Cleveland's Friends Anxious to Have
the Tammany Orator Declare Him
self a Candidate The President-Klect
Was Not Always Opposed to Mur
phy Er-Mayor Grace Blamed for
the Present Opposition Position of
Hill as Regards the President-Elect
Crisp Greeted Cordially toy Senator
Mills The Speaker of the House Can
Now Bead His Title Clear to Ee
Election Mr. Cleveland Not Unwill
ing' for Mayor Grace to Be a Candi
date to Succeed Senator Hiscock
rsrZCIAt. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.1
New Toek, Dec. 2a Mr. Cleveland had
a number of visitors at his office in the
Mills building this afternoon. Mr. Cleve
land is somewhat modest, and does not like
to have the names of his visitors printed.
It may be stated in the Senatorial contro
versy Mr. Cleveland will not take a band
in the fight in Wyoming, Montana and
Kansas. The Senate committee selected to
look after this business has this affair in
charge, and Mr. Cleveland -will interest
himself only in the Senate contests in West
Virginia, Missouri, Wisconsin, Texas, Cali
fornia, Virginia, North Carolina and Ken
tucky. Mr. Cleveland will advise that his
friends in these States are selected for ele
vation. Mnrphy Not Considered Disqualified.
Concerning the interesting situation in
New York, the information to-night was to
the effect that Edward Murphy, Jr., was
(till a candidate to succeed Mr. Hiscock.
It was reported by close friends of William
C. Whitney, Eichard Croker, finch Mc
Laughlin and others, that Mr. Murphy was
not in any degree disqualified for the place,
ind while every regard was paid to Mr.
Cleveland's opposition to him, it was con
sidered advisable to defeat the wishes of
the regularly organized Democracy of the
Turning from this point to the Speaker
ship contest in the Fifty-third Congress,
some opposition his been reported to
Charier i Crisp. The Speaker of the
House of Representatives at the Hoffman
House this afternoon lunched with Mr.
Croker.Mr. Whitney and several others. It
was distinctly understood between these
gentlemen that Mr. Crisp was the favorite
and that he would be the next Speaker of
the House, notwithstanding outside objec
tions. In a word, it may be stated that Mr.
Crisp will be the next Speaker of the
House of Representatives.
Jlills Shakes Hands With Crisp.
Senator Boger Q. Mills was at the Hoff
man House to-night, and he shook hands
very graciously with Mr. Crisp. The Sena
tor from Texas grasped the hand of Mr.
Crisp and wished him all the luck imagin
able, and to friends in the little audience
Mr. Mills said that he had not had time to
visit Mr. Cleveland.
As the days go on only one place in the
Cabinet is reported to be selected. It is the
name of Colonel Daniel S. Lamont for Sec
retary of the Navy. There are so many
complications concerning the Senate fights
in other States that Mr. Cleveland does not
apparently care to go ahead.
To-night Senator Gorman, of Maryland,
Mr. Whitney and Speaker Crisp dined to
gether and then went to the theater. It
was the opinion of all three that Mr. Mur
phy would be elected United States Senator
from the State of New York.
In view of Mr. Cleveland's opposition to
Mr. Murphy, it is now time to tell jnst how
the ex-Mayor of Troy happened to be a can
didate for the United States Senate.
Slieehan Called the Torn on Murphy.
One week before election day Mr.
Croker called on Lieutenant Governor
Sheehan, who was in charge of the Demo
cratic State Committee, and said: "Mr.
Sheehan, in the event of the Democrats
carrying the State in the Assembly, who do
you think would be the candidate of the
Democratic party for the Senate, to succeed
"Mr. Mnrphy," quickly replied Mr.
"That's so," replied Mr. Croker. "I
believe that Mr. Mnrphy should have the
The closing days of the campaign went
on, and the day after the fight was over
, representative Bourke W. Cockran called
"TS Mr. Sheehan and talked about the Sena
Senator Gorman did not have time to call
on Mr. Cleveland. He is in town on per
sonal business, and before he goes away he
will see the President-elect.
Something has been said about the pro
nounced opposition of Mr. Cleveland to
Mr. Mnrphy. It is very well known that
Mr. Cleveland no less than a week ago said
to friends in his confidence that he believed
that Mr, Murphy would go to Washington
friendly to him. He said he was convinced
ytlfat Mr. irnrphy would do this. He told
The Dispatch correspondent this.
Grace Beblnd trie Anti-Mugwump Move.
There was no mincing words about it He
said it flatly and lrankly. as one man talk
ing io another. Yet a w:ek later he omes
ont with his letter in opposition to Mr.
Murphy. Just who has brought about this
change very few in New York cared to
state. It is well known, though, that ex
Mayor William B. Grace, he bitter op
ponent of Mr. Hill and Mr. Mnrphy for ten
years, bas been in close communion with
Mr. Cleveland during the last week. Mr.
(Trace is the man spoken of constantly by
William C Whitney as the one who is the
most selfish man in American politics.
A good many Assemblymen and Senators
started for Albany to-day. The" Democrats
assemble there on Tuesday next The pro-
gramme is still Assemblyman Sulxer for
Bpcak'VrJSdVMemblyman Daniel Martin
for leader of the House. Hamilton Fish,
Jr., is to lead the Republican minority, ac
cording to present reports.
Mr. Cleveland has personally assured Mr.
Grace that be would like to see Mr. Grace a
candidate for Senator.
CRISP CALLED TO TIME,
The Speaker Is Anxious for Ke-Election
That's Why He Went to See Mr. Cleve
land General Oatcs Not Afraid to Say
What He Knows and What He Thinks.
Washington, Dec. 29. Special
Speaker Crisp's conference with Mr. Cleve
land was freely discussed here to-day by
those Congressmen who are spending the
holiday week in Washington. One of the
most outspokeu on the subject is Bepre
sentativc Oates, of Alabama, He occupies
a peculiar attitude toward Speaker Crisp,
in view of the fact that although a
pergonal friend of Mr. Mills he worked
earnestly for the election of the Georgia
man. In reference to Speaker Crisp's visit
to New York, and his consutlation with Mr.
Cleveland, the Alabama member does not
hesitate to say that Mr. Crisp is anxious to
secure a re-election to the Speakership
There is no doubt that there is a strong
opposition to giving Mr. Crisp a second
term. It is difficult to consider the
strength of his forces as compared with the
opposition, because a number of
new members will oome into the next
Congress. Then there are a number of men
in the present House who have been re
elected who have been given good places on
the committees, and they are willing to
support Mr. Crisp for a second term in the
hope that they will retain their present po
sitions or be invited to go up higher.
All of these matters enter into the situa
tion, and naturally create more or less
donbt in the mind of Speaker Crisp. He is
probably aware that there are certain men
in the House who will oppose him in any
event Then there is another class of float
ers who may be influenced by promises of
patronage, should Mr. Cleveland come ont
in an authorised interview and declare that
Mr. Crisp is not the right man to be elected
Speaker of the next House.
All of these considerations, savs General
Oates. have nrobabiv appealed to Mr.
Crisp, and in his desire to retain possession
of the gavel he probably considers it his
privilege to play politics for all they are
worth, and reach an amicable understand
ing with Mr. Cleveland.
HILL HATES A MUGWUMP
So Hard That Bo May Often Oppose the
Washington, Dec. 29.1he Star has
this concerning the probable attitude of
Senator Hill toward the next administra
tion: The open fight between the Hill and
Cleveland people over the Sew York Sena
torsliip brings in close review the interest
ing question or what the relations between
Cleveland and the New York Senators will
be during the next administration. Thero
is no doubt concerning Mr. Hill's sentiments
about the appearance of Mr. Cleveland in
the Senatorial flbt in 2ier York. There
Is no talk of tho nlacation of Mr.
Hill. yhotncver else Cleveland may
placate, Hill will be counted
out Hill's influence in the Senate is very
much uruatcr than is Generally believed,
though it may not be strong enough for a
contention with the administration. In a
meaBuro hill has taken the place of Gorman
in the Semite The assumption, however,
that he is going to put on a coat or wr paint
and carry a bowie knife in each boot and a
bmco of six hootciN In view does not give
sufficient credit to his discretion and skill as
.a nolltlcul u iro puller.
Xottt itliftUiuditiir the bittorneait of feeling;
-which 1 provoked by the New York Sentf
torlul flzlir.it may bo depended upon that
Mr. Hill willnotuppe.irln the Senate In tho
attitude of nn open opponent of the admin
istration. It is believed that the only
thing Hill his in view is to stand
on guard 10 prevent the preferment of Mug
wumps His test or party qualifications
will not be personal snpport of himself.
But he h.itcs a Mugw ump, and every-Democrat
in public life believes that the first
Mugwump who is nominated for any im-
Eortant office will be fought t'ootb and nail
y Bill, nnd that he will have the seciet
assistance of a good many men who will not
dure to make an open fight.
HILL'S LATEST SCHEME.
JXIIe Sees Murphy Can't Win Ho Will Have
Albany, N. Y., Dec. 29. Senator D. B.
Hill, Eichard Croker, Lieutenant Governor
Sheehan and .Edward Murphy, Jr., held a
three hours' conference at the Kenmore
Hotel this afternoon. It was strictly secret,
and when the gentlemen learned that re
porters were cognizant of the meeting the
assemblage adjourned, but, it is believed,
onlv to meet later.
The subject under discussion was Mr,
Murphy's chances for the Senatorship, and
it is reported that if it, is foreseen within
the next few-days that the chairman's candi
dacy is too strongly opposed another man
friendly to Hill and antagonistic to the
President-elect will be selected for United
To Enter the fJsts as the Champion
Washington, Dec. 29. Bourke Cock
ran left Washington this morning for New
Xork. It is generally believed that he is
going to enter for the Senatorship against
Some of the Cleveland people have for
some days been trying to induce Mr. Cook
ran to permit the use of his name, and it is
believed that it had been arranged for him
to enter the fight before Mr. Cleveland
came out in the interview opposing Mr. A
A GOVERNOR-ELECT DYING!
The Itesnlt Is a Lively Tussle for the
Speakership of Tennessee's Senate.
Memphis, Dec, 29. Reliable news
comes from Winchester, the home of Governor-elect
Turney, that the venerable Chief
Justice is nearing his end from a complica
tion of diseases. He has been sick a long
time and is reported gradually sinking. In
the opinipn of the informed, he will not
live to be inaugurated, and preparing a
message for the Legislature that meets
January 2, is ont of the question
In the event of his death, the Speaker of
the Senate would be the acting Governor,
and a lively tussle is going on lor the place.
A later dispatch from Nashville says the
telegram sent from Memphis regarding
Governor-elect Turney being critically ill
is exaggerated and incorrect Judge Tur
ney, while sick, is not in the precarious
condition desoribed. His son, who was in
Nashville to-day, says he is sitting up and
is growing stronger.'
MISS GARRETT'S GIFT
WiU Open the Doors of Johns Hopkins
University to Women Medical students.
Baltiiioke, Dec. 2a Miss Mary Eliza
beth Garrett has made possible the opening
of the proposed medical school of the Johns
Hopkins University, in which women shall
receive the same opportunity.for study as
men. The school, by vote of the university
trustees, will open in October 1893.
Miss Garrett has placed at the disposal of
the trustees $306,977, -which, with the
amount already in hand, will make up 5500,
000, the sum which was required by the
trustees to be made available for the medi
GRIGGS CANNOT WIN,
The Presbytery Yote Will Be
Ahout 67 to 63 Against -the
AS IT LOOKS JUST pw,
Boll Call Progresses Slowly Owing
to 3-Minute Speeches
ALLOWED EACH OP THE MEMBERS.
f eTeral Motions for the Eeneflt of the
Professor Dang Fire.
DE IS SURE TO BE OUTYOTED, THOUGH
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO TIIE DISrATCIt.
New York, Dec. 29. The Presbytery of
of New York spent three hours in secret
session this afternoon, deliberating upon
the charges of heresy against Prof. Briggs.
Contrary to expectations, the voting had
not been reached when the time for ad
journment arrived, the whole afternoon
having been devoted to the three-minute
speeches which each member of the
conrt is permitted to make. The members
of the court calculate that the roll call for
the voting on the charges and specifications
will begin at 4 o'clock to-morrow afternoon,
by which time Yerr minister and elder
who desires will have had his three min
utes' say. It may be 6 or 7 o'clock in the
evening before the Presbytery adjourns
to-morrow, and by that time the court's de
cision on the first two or three charges will
have been made. It is said that the Pres
bytery will meet Saturday to complete the
vote this week, so that tne tamous theo
logical case can be completed within the
year, as far as the Presbytery of New York
On the call for the three-minute speeches
to-day, in the alphabetical order of the roll,
the clerk got down through the list of min
isters as far as the B's. The Moderator
held his watch in his hand and called time
when each man's three minutes were up.
About 75 ministers were called, and there
are 25 more to be heard, beside the 32 elders,
several of whom will have a woid to say.
A Briggs Man First to Speak.
Bev. George Alexander, of the University
Place Church, was called on first. His
name headed the list and he had come
primed in consequence with a strong speech.
It was a red-hot appeal for Prof. Briggs.
Dr. Alexander baa been considered by
many as a conservative, but his speech
showed that he is as warm an advocate of
Prof. Briggs as any of the members of the
Bev. Robert E. Booth, pastor of tho
Rutgers Riverside Church, got up to speak
when his name was called, but Rev. Wilton
Merle-Smith, the young pastor of th Cen
tral Presbyterian Chnrch, who was on the
college football team when he was at
Princeton, jumped up to protest that Dr.
Booth was paired Jwith Dr. Paxton, and
that he should not be allowed to speak.
Dr. Booth got excited st this, and there
was a lively passage at arms between the
two ministers. "I want to explain," said
Dr. Booth, "that any knowledge which Mr.
Smith has of any understanding between
Dr. Paxton and myself he, obtained by over
hearing a conversation in which he did not
have a part. That I consider an ungentle
manly act, and no gentleman would be
guilty of such an act,"
Not Afraid of Publicity.
Dr. Booth said he had no objection to'
the matters becoming public in regard to
the pairing. Both Dr. Paxton and he felt
there wad a possibility that indisposition
might prevent them from attending some
of the sessions, and they agreed that in
case either should be absent on the roll call
the one present should not vote.
Dr. Booth said the arrangement had been
changed three or four times since Mr.
Smith overheard their talk, but the ar
rangement could not be called a pairing of
votes. Mr. Smith arose and apologized to
the house for bringing the matter up and
peace was restored.
Rev. JohnB. Devins, who has hitherto
been excused from voting because he is con
nected with a daily newspaper, announced
his intention to vote on the charges, and
when his name was called he made a speech
in which be showed that he was on the side
of the prosecution.
Rev. Frank F. Ellinwood, who has been
accounted a Briggs man, failed to appear
and respond to his name when called on to
speae. tie will not vote now, and his ab
sence, with the addition of Mr. Devins to
the rauks of those voting for conviction,
makes the final result stand G7 to 63 against
Dr. Briggs, instead of 66 to 64.
No Change in the Votes as Yet.
Of the ministers who spoke to-day there
was no change from the opinion which each
has already been considered as holding, so
far as their speeches indicated the way they
intended to vote.
A queer resolution was introduced by one
of the ministers, who proposed to exclude
from voting every member who has ex
pressed an opinion on the case, including i
the directors and professors ot Union Semi
nary and the editors of the Evangelist and
tne U(terver, Henry M. 'ield and Charles
A. Stoddard, respectively. The motion was
laid on the table.
When the Presbytery convened in execu
tive session, late yesterday afternoon, Rev.
George Alexander offered a very signilicant
resolution. The resolution said that it
was the sense of the Presbytery
that a vote for the acquittal of
Prof. Briggs does not necessarily
mean the acceptance of Prof. Briggs'
doctrines by the men so voting. This was
intended, it is said, to rally to the support
of Dr. Briggs certain members of the Pres
bytery who do not desire a conviction, but
who hesitate to commit themselves to Prof.
An Old Bock to Be Avoided.
The resolution was seconded by Dr.
Henry Van Dyke, of the Brick Church, but
it was bitterly opposed by Rev. W. -D.
Buchanan, who said that if the reso
lution was carried the whole trial would
practically go for naught. He said that
such action would be setting at nanght the
instructions of the General Assembly, and
would practically be the same action as the
Presbytery taok a year ago, when it decided
to dismiss the charges against Prof. Briggs,
while not approving ot his teaching.
Dr. Buchanan moved to lay the resolu
tion on the table, bnt was lost by a vote of
67 to G9. This vote showed that the Briggs
men were stronger than had been thought,
bnt before the vote vould be taken on the
resolution it was withdrawn by Dr. Alex
ander. It may be brought up again to
morrow. 6EVEEAL PAED0NS 00NSIDEEED.
The Application of Samuel Walker,
Allegheny County, Befused.
Harkisbueo, Dec 29. Owing to the
absence of Attorney General Hensel, by
reason of a death ia his family, most of the
cases pending before the Board of Pardons
were held over "until January & A rehear
- - - j- v- - .
ing was granted in the case of Louis E.
Pfeiffer, Philadelphia, rehynothecation of
stocks, and as his time will expire January
7, 18S3, argument was heard for his pardon.
No decision was reached.
A rehearing was granted in the case of
Eobert M. Geary, Allegheny, robbery.
The case of Lafayette Leland, Erie county,
larceny, was continued, as was also that of
Jacob Savior, Fayette county, robbery.
The applications of Samuel Walker, Alle
gheny, voluntary manslaughter, and Will
Baldwin, McKean county, desertion, etc.,
TEED RIGHT IN IT.
HE INTIMATED THAT HE AND
WILL BON ECONOMY.
He Says Henricl's Successor Has Absolute
Power Over the Funds How Ko
reshanlsm Has Been Sown on tho Banks
of the Ohio A Shaker Investment Made
by the Doctor. '
San Fbancisco, Dec. 29. Special
Dr. Cyrus Teed returned to the city Sunday
night and Monday evening called a council
of his followers, at which he announced his
affiliation with the Shaker Society of Mt
Lebanon, N. Y. He produced a certificate
of membership and a license to preach,
dated August 18, 1892. He said the Shakers
were the first to come into his great combi
nation of celibate societies. As an earnest
of his affiliation he had taken a 515,000 in
terest in the Shaker Iron Foundry at Day
ton, O. Teed complained bitterly of perse
cution by the press and people of Chicago.
A reporter questioned the Koreshan Mes
siah about his alleged designs on the wealth
of the Economites. While he denied all the
stories about his plan;, he left the impres
sion that he would eventually control the
commuuitv through Trustee John Duss.
"Did you not make an eliort to consoli
date some time ago?" was asked.
"About two years ago," said Koreshan,
"I asked permission of Father Henrici to
address the Board ot Elders. This I ob
tained, and then after outlying many of the
principles of the doctrine of Koreshanism
I asked permission to place some of my fol
lowers within the jurisdiction of the Econo
mies on probation that Ihere might be a
better spirit of unity between, the two so
cieties. The board consented with a
"Did you place many of your followers
"Well, not many."
"By the accession of Trustee Duss does
your society hope to be benefited?" was
At this Koreshan smiled knowingly, and
said that the principal Trustee of the
Economites. Father Duss, had absolute
power over the funds and the varions en
terprises of the community; that he exer
cised his own discretion over all matters
connected with the disposition of moneys,
as well as of the starting up of new or clos
ing down of old industries.
A SENSATIONAL SUICIDE.
A Prominent Business Man of Wampum
Mysteriously Shoots Himself.
Wampum, Pa., Dec 29. Special A
great sensation was created here to-day by
the suicide of Joseph Davidson, a promi
nent and well-to-do hardware merchant. He
went to his place of business as usual this
morning, but shortly afterward put a 32
caliber revolver to his forehead, and sent a
bullet crashing through his skulL He did
not die immediately, but was unconscious,
and the wound pronounced fatal.
mystery, and this fact has aroused a great
deal of interest and excitement Mr.
Davidson leaves a wife and four children.
A letter was found addressed to Mrs.
Davidson, the contents of which have been
withheld, and which may explain the rash
THEY MUST HAVE GAS.
Ohio Manufacturers Organize to Open New
Territory, If Possible.
AKKOS", Dee. 29. Scecial The Sum
mit Oil and Gas Company will be incor
porated to-morrow. The incorporators are
J. F. Seiberling, George W. Crouse, A. L.
Conger, F. M. Atterholt and E. A. Seiber
ling. The capital stock is $100,000, and the
purpose of the company is to prospect for
oil and gas in Summit county.
The failure of the fuel gas supply in so
manv Eastern Ohio manufacturing districts
is affecting the business of this section ot
the State most disastrously. Coal is one
resource, but it is contended that in many
directions the coal-buming manufacturers
are at a disadvantage with competitors who
can get gas.
MURDER ON COMPULSION.
A Suicidal Mother Gives Her Boy a Gun
and Compels Him to Shoot Her.
Bbinkley, Aek., Dec 29. A strange
case is the one in which John Thomas, a 13-year-old
boy, is charged with the murder of
bib mother, on Monday, south of this place
The boy is apparently of sound mind, and
when seen acknowledged the murder.
He gave as his reason that she got the
gnn, gave it to him and compelled him to
shoot her under the threat that she would
shoot him if he did not do as she told him to
do. Medical experts believe the boy sane
and that his story is true. .He does not
seem to recognize the enormity of his
offense. To-day he was remanded to jail to
await the action of the grand jury.
THE PANAMA COMPANY OUT.
No Extension of Concession Probable From
the Colombian Government.
Panama, Dec 29. The Colombian Con
gress has given authority to Dr. Nunez,
President of Colombia, to do what is neces
sary to prefect the best interests of all con
cerned in the isthmus transit The general
opinion is that, owing to the antagonistic
attitude of the railroad to American steam
ship interests, the Panama Canal Company
cannot obtain further extension of their,
Important officials from the State of
Panama go to the seat of Government at
Bogota to strengthen this view of the situ
ation. AGAINST ALIEN IMMIGBATI0N.
The National Brotherhood of Carpenters
Preparing; a Petition to Congress.
St. Louis, Dec 2a The St Louis Lodge
of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America are preparing a
petition to Congress asking for the In
definite suspension of all immigration into
the United States. They urge as their
reason that their craft is being greatly
damaged bv a constapt stream of alien,
crim.nal and pauper recruits which they are
unable to assimilate without great dancer
to the body politic
A Tqath Dies for His Sister.
Dayton, O., Dec 29. Milo Noble, aged
9, was skating on the river with a large
party of boys and girls. He jumped in to
save his sister, and was drowned. Two
larger boys rescued the girL
The Supply Company's Change of Base.
BtrxxEB, Dec 29. Special On the
31st of this month the Oil Well Supply
Company will close its Butler branch and
make Harmony its business headquarters
for Butler county. T
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ANARCHY YET ALIYE.
A Bomb Explodes in the Office
Paris Prefecture of Police.
THE 0UTBAGE TIMED TOO EARLY
To Inflict Loss of Life, bnt the Capital Is
BEST DETECTIYES ARE ON THE CASE
Paris, Dec 29. Once again Paris
trembled to-day at an outrage perpe
trated by Anarchists. Their latest deed
was an explosion at 1:30 o'clock, this morn
ing in the hall leading to the suite of offices
between the gronnd floor and the first story
ot the Prefecture of Police. The explosion
caused no fatality, but windows were
smashed, woodwork damaged, and a portion
of ceiling brought down.
Fragments of cast iron which had formed
the shell of the bomb were found about the
place These were fitted together as well
as could be done, and showed that the
bomb had been of sufficient size to contain
two pounds of explosive material. The ex
plosion was badly timed. Had it occurred
at an earlier hour, there is no doubt that
many persons would have been killed.
An investigation of the premises by ex
perts has led to the discovery that the" ex
plosion was not caused by sas. The experts
declare the affair was undoubtedly the work
of Anarchists, who had placed in the en
trance a bomb heavily charged with chlor
The result of the investigation has cansed
considerable excitement in official circles,
where it is believed the Anarchists, taking
advantage of the confusion attendant upon
the revelations of the Panama scandal,
have started to inaugurate a reign of terror
similar to that which prevailed when
Bavachol and his colleagues caused the ex
plosions here. The best detectives in Paris
have been detailed on the case, and arrests
ot Anarchists, whether the real culprits or
not, are certain to joiiow.
The anarchist society known as the Y. D.
R., or "Venguers de Bavachol," has been
holding several meetings ef late, since
Francois was brought over from London,
and it is supposed his case is occupying
Suspicion points to a dismissed official,
as no one else was known to have access to
the box containing tho office-cleaning re
quisites made to imitate an upholstered seat,
upon which, it is clear, the infernal ma
chine was placed. It appears that the in
tention was to injure the Subdirector of the
town police .
IVondon Authorities Think They Have Un
earthed a Great Conspiracy.
LONDON, Dec 29. The authorities ap
pear to be so strongly convinced that the
Dublin explosion was part of the work of a
band of conspirators that they have sent a
detective to Biarritz to keep guard over
Mr. Gladstone and protect him from out
rage. Mr. Gladstone has not been made
aware of the precaution taken, as it is known
that he would resent any (protection of the
kind, should he be aware ot it
Home Secretary .Asquitb is also protect
ed when he goes out in pnblic by a detect
ive in civilian attire, who keeps near
enough to interfere in the event of an at
tack upon Mr. Asquith. In view of all the
precantions taken the opinion prevails that
me auiuuriiicH are ia possession oi uennite
and important information as to the exist
ence of a formidable dynamite conspiracy.
MUST OBEY THE POPE.
Leo .Will Set His Foot Upon American
Catholics Who Are Insubordinate.
KOME, Dec 29. The Monlteur, organ of
the Vatican, says that recent reports in re
gard to the mission of Mgr. Satolli to the
United States are overdrawn, and promises
to give public light shortly on the subject
Cabled reports from the United States in
regard to the differences of opinion existing
there are attracting more attention among
Boman ecclesiastics thim almost any other
Some of the advices received are con
strued as indicating insubordination toward
the Papal authority in high quarters in
America. Should this be shown to the
satisfaction of the Vatican, decisive action,
it is rumored, will be taken to enforce com
plete and unequivocal obedience to the will
of the Supreme Pontiff, no matter who may
be affected by Pontifical action.
AN0THFR PARIS SENSATION.
Senator Paul Deves Proved to Have Been
u Beneficiary of Eclnach.
Paris, Dec 29. M. Castlebon, who was
in the list of those having received a check
tor 20,000 francs from Baron Beiuach, was a
witness before the Panama Commission to
day. The previous explanation in regard
to this check had been that M. Castlebon
was about to start a paper called the Xuuvella
Pxftie, and that Seuator Paul Deves had
given Castlebon a letter qf introduction to
Baron Beinach with the view of having
Castlebon-assisted by Beiuach in his enter
prise, and that Castlebon had received the
check from Beiuach to aid him to start the
paper, Deves cashing the check.
The Zibre ParoU had alleged that Dever
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was the real beneficiary of the check,
which Deves strenuously denied. To-day,
however, Castelbon admitted that, when
Deves cashed the check, he, Castelbnn,
handed back to Deves 15,000 of the 20,000
francs. This statement caused a sensatiou.
M. Chanlin, late manager of the Soir, re
fused to appear before the commission as a
witness in regard to the relations of the
iSutr to the Panama Canal Company. The
Commission then adjourned till Thursdar.
The reports of M. de Freycinet's being
involved in the Panama scandals are melt
ing away from lack of evidence. All that
can be said against him is that he wrote
letters seeking assistance from Dr. Herz in
his candidature for the Presidency to
succeed M. Grevy. The investigating com
mission has demanded those letters. The
imprisoned Panama canal directors are still
confident of acquittal.
CHECKED BY HARRISON.
Foster Wanted to Sell Bonds to Stop the
Outflow or Gold The President
Wouldn't Havo It, Thonch A Curt Tel
egram Sent. From Washington to the
Treasurer Ca'ls the Halt
New York, Dec 29. The Times states
that Secretary of the Treasury Foster's trip
to this city was not on private business as
was given out ofScially.but was for the pur
pose of consulting Wall street magnates on
the proposition to relieve the money market
and check the export of gold br having the
Government issue from ?50,000,000 to 5100,
000,000 of bonds. The Wall street men
were Jn favor of the scheme, and the specu
lative contingent were in high feather. The
President's co-operation had been counted
on as sure, but this confidence was suddenly
discovered to be delnsive. The President
not only refused to approve the deal, bnt he
went further, and expressed himself with
unusual force, and declared that he could
see no excuse forissuing bonds, and, what
was more, he did not propose that any
should be issued while he was President.
According to Wall street reports Secre
tary Foster, before he suddenly left town to
go West, is credited with having received a
dispatch from Washington couched in
pretty stiff language, and running substan
tially as follows:
I want no new bonds issned under mv ad
ministration. Take no steps. Do nothing.
The Timet says that Mr. Foster met the
Wall street men at a clubhouse on Fifth
avenue,and a prolonged conference was held.
Some of the most notable men in the street
are said to have been present, and an agree
ment was formed on the financial policy of
the Government The action of President
Harrison upset their plans entirely, and
there is now no prospect of an issue of
bonds to stop the stringency in the money
BLAINE MUCH BETTER.
His Physician Says He Passes the Best
Day Since His Illness.
Washington, Dec 29. "As compared
with previous mornings the one just passed
was the best Mr. Blaine has had since he
was ill. To-night he is as well as he was
last night" The foregoing statement was
made by Dr. Johnston at 9 o'clock to-night,
just after he had returned from a visit to
Mr. Ulaine. A can at tne J-Siaine residence
later in the evening brought forth the
statement that Mr. Blaine was much better.
A gentleman who has access to Mr.
Blaine's room said tnisevenine that the im
pression Mr. Blaine made upon him was
about the same as that made upon J. H.
Manley, of Maine, who saw Mr. Blaine
yesterday, viz: That Mr. Blaine is slowly
improving, but that he is still very ill. The
impression that now prevails among those
who have actual knowledge of Mr. Blaine's
condition is to the effect that while he is a
very sick man he is in no immediate dan
ger of death. Ko one is bold enough, how
ever, to assert that Mr. Blaine will ever
again be a well man. All that medical
skill, attention and wealth can do to pro
long his days is unsparingly used. Dr.
Johnston does not expect to repeat his visit
of this evening, and thinks Mr. Blaine will
pass a quiet and restful night.
PANIC IN AN INFIRMARY.
Timely Discovery of a Blaze Prevents a
Terrible Loss of Life at Tfoangstown.
Youngstotvn, Dec 29. Special A
timely discovery, made by a woman early
this morning, prevented the destruction of
the big County Infirmary and the possible
cremation of nearly 200 inmates, most of
them insane or helpless.
The fire had been working all night up
through the bathrooms to the third floor,
where it broke through and was seen by one
of the inmates. Seizing her sleeping baby,
she ran down the fire escape, half clad, in
the bitter cold, and gave the alarm. There
was a wild time among the inmates, but
after a vigorous fight the fire was gotten
under control, and the panic-stricken imbe
ciles, lnnatics and invalid paupers were
quieted without injury to any of them.
Argentine Bebels Defeated.
Buenos Ayrzs, Dec 29. To-day's ad
vices from the seat of the insurrection in
the province of Corrientes are more favor
able to the Government The report that
the town of Cnseros bad been captured by
the febelyturns out to be without founda
tion. The insurgents, numbering 1,500
men, made four assaults upon the townbnt
were repulsed with heavy losses by a gar
rison ot COO men.
BIottt to Moscom.
Vhere They Are the Most
IT IS BUILDING A E1TAI,
Lodz May Soon Eclipse
Splendor the Old Capital.
Twenty Thousand of the Scorned Baca
in One City Converted to the Greet
Church by Force Priests and Spies
Terrorize and Tyrannize Over the Un
happy Converts Wealthy Merchants
Beggared in a Day, Being Forced to
Quit Their Business in 24 Hours The
Merciless Persecution by the Grand
London, Dec 29. The latest advicei
from St Petersburg and other parts of
Bussia show that the persecution of the
Hebrews and the inhumanity of the Czar's
officials toward that unhappy race are
greater than ever before Six edicts have
been issued, aiming to disperse the Hebrew
'subjects of Bussia, to weaken their position
in the trading centers and to crush out their
religion. These edicts are enforced with
the utmost rigor in many parts of the em
pire and with severity everywhere.
The Moscow papers boast that, since the
beginning of 1891, 20,000 Hebrews have
been converted to orthodoxy. The un
happy converts, who have been driven to a
pretended denial of their religious faith in
order to escape intolerable persecution,
have been deported to the district of Tcher
kesovo, about five miles from Moscow.
There they are rigorously governed by
priests of the Bussian orthodox church,
who reqnire them to attend the services of
that chnrch and to comply with its various
rules, watching narrowly for any sign of
evasion or repentance
Overridden by Greek Priests.
These priests have entire supervision ot
the wretched colony, and the alleged con
verts from Judaism are only allowed leave
to return to Moscow npon a certificate from
the priests, certifying that the convert hold
ing such certificate is assured in the faith of
the orthodox church.
When thus released from the ordeal at
Tcherkesovo their tronbles are not over.
The police and spies keep a careful watch
over them, and if they fail in their religious
obligations as members of the orthodox
church, they are reported as recanting to
the Hebrew faith. Should the charge of
recantaticuube-establijhed, the -usual pun
ishment is deportation to Siberis ., . - (KgSSfer
The police have been making a careful
scrutiny of the birth papers of the Hebrews,
with a view to driving more of them out of
the towns, none being allowed to reside in
towns except those who are natives.
In Moscow, where the anti-Hebrew cru
sade received a great impulse through the
zeal of the Grand Duke Sergius, brother of
the Czar and Governor ot Moscow, against
the Hebrew race and religion, persecution
continues with unabated severity. He
brews who are not natives of Moscow have
been given 24 hours to return to their
Even Soldiers With Medals Suffer.
A Hebrew who has conducted an im
portant mercantile establishment for 30
years near the Central Postoffice, has been
compelled to close his business and leave
on 24 hours' notice No mercy is shown
to any Hebrews, no matter how meritorious,
who con be broucht within the scope ot the
cruel edicts, thousands of Hebrew working
people having been driven from their em
ployment to become beggars and wanderers.
Old soldiers , who wear medals ior faithful
and gallant service in Eussia's army, are
treated with as little mercy as other He
brews. No recognition whatever is given
.to their claims upon the country. Mer
chants of the best standing are driven out
like the poorest laborer, and not only de
prived ot their business, but robbed of the
money that is owing to them, for their
debtors, encouraged to injustice by the
course of the authorities, refuse to pay the
debts, well aware that their Hebrew cred
itors are summarily without resource
Merchants who were recently in affluence
find themselves helpless and impoverished.
The old man of 70 or 80 who left his native
place when a child must go back there and
be torn from the arms of his children and
his children's children unless they choose
to accompany him.
Moscow a Loser Through the Folly.
The scenes witnessed in consequence are
most pitiful and would move, one would
think, even the heart of the Grand Duke
Sergius. Moscow has lost in consequence
of the persecution there a multitude ot its
most valuable residents. Many of the
Hebrew tradesmen and artisans who have
been driven from Moscow have cone to
Lodz, a place a few hours by rail from
Warsaw, which has rapidly risen to a pop
ulation of 125,000, most ot them Hebrews.
Under the impulse of Hebrew skill and in
dustry Lodz is fast becoming an important
manufacturing center, the factories there
being busy night and day and the manu
facturers having orders lor three months
ahead. Trade in Moscow is, on the other
hand, collapsing through the loss of He
brew capital and labor, which had no small
share in building np and maintaining the
industry and prosperity of that place
While in Moscow the persecution of the
Hebrews is as fierce as ever, in Poland the
oppression is for tne time being somewhat
relaxed, and throughout Bussia generally
the treatment of Hebrews is not on as sharp
a scale as in Moscow, although it is almost
The Ordinary Regulations In Force.
The regulations universally enforced
throughout Bussia are those limiting the
residence of Hebrews within certain fixed
localities, the prohibition of Hebrew arti
sans from working in places beyond the
control ot official Boards of Trade and the
restriction as to unauthorized synagogues,
it beinc forbidden to Hebrews to worship
in any but an authorized synagogue
Tne condition of the Hebrews, except ia
Lodz and a few other places, is becoming
steadily worse, particularly in the case of
those who have no means ts bribe Busslaa
IRON WORKS ASSIGN.
The Beliwood Concern Goes to the -Wall
in Very Bad Shape,
Hollidatsbueg, Pa., Dec 29. The
Bellwdod Manufacturing Works, of Bell
wood, owned and controlled by Benjamin
F. Stofer, passed into the hands of an as
The liabilities wiU exceed 15,000, with
smaller assets. The principal creditors are
in Philadelphia and Altoona,