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On All the Charges of Heresy
-Brought Against Him hy
THE EESHLT'A SUBPEISE
ETen to the Most Sanguine of the
Doctor's Many Friends.
The Closest Vote 67 to 61, and the Eest
In Dr. Erig-ffS Favor 73 to 49 Each
Charge Subdivided and Voted on
Separately Delight of the Friends of
the Accused Preacher When the Ver
dict Was Known An Average Major
ity of 16 for Prof. Brlg-gs on All ther
Charges How the Votes Were Scat
tered and Divided on the 'Various
Counts An Appeal to the General
Assembly to Bo Made.
I'PrriAt. TFLFOUAMTO THE DISPATCH. 1
New-Yoke:, Dec. 50. After atrial last
ing 20 days Prof. Charles A. Briggs was
acquitted this afternoon upon every one of
the charges of heresy brought against him
by the Committee of Prosecution. "When
the members of the Ecclesiastical Court
filed out of the Old Scotch Presbyterian
Church in Fourteenth utreet a few minutes
before 6 o'clock to-night, the jubilant and
radiant faces of Prof. Briggs' partisans told
the whole story.
"Prof. Briggs has been acquitted," saia
one of them to the reporters who bad been
waiting outside the closed doors, "and he
isn't a heretic, after all."
President Hastings and the faculty of the
Union Theological Seminary were es
pecially pleased with the verdict, which
was of such importance to their institution.
It seems that in the last few days there
have been several unexpected additions to
the ranks of the Briggs forces, but "bis
friends made no boasts and the vote was a
great surprise to the opposition.
How the Several Votes Varied.
There were 128 ministers and elders who
voted on every charge. The strongest vote
for Prof. BrigeB was 73 in his favor and 49
against him, and his weakest showing was
on charge HI, where the vote stood 67 in
his favor and 61 against him on the principal
items. "Upon his doctrine of sanctificatiou,
charge VI, the vote stood 69 to 57, and on
charge 111, accusing the professor of teach
ing the errancy of the Scriptures, the vote
was 67 to 61, the closest vote on any of the
The voting began a little before 4 o'clock,
and was finished in less than two hours.
The first two hours of the session were de
voted to the three-minute speeches of those
ministers and elders who had not been
reached yesterday. Not more than half
availed themselves of the privilege.
There were six roll calls on the voting,
one for each of the six charges, and on each
roll call members of the court v.oted first
on the specifications and then on the items
under each charge.
Recapitulation of the Charges.
By the vote of the Presbytery it was
decided to split up the charges and have a
separate vote on each ofiense. Charges 1,
2, 4 and 5 were each split into two items,
charge 3 into three, while charge 6 did not
require any division. In the charges which
follow, the letters A, B and C indicate the
divliions of each of the charges upon which
separate votes were taken:
Charge 1 The Presbyterian Cliurch In the
United States of America charges Ber.
Charles A. Brisrgs, D. D., being a minister of
the said Church and a member of the Pres
bytery of 2few York, with teaching that
the reason is a fountain of divine au
thority, which may and does sav
ingly enlighten men, even such men
as i eject the Scriptures as the
authoritative proclamation of tbe will of
God and reject also tbe way ot salvation
through the mediation and sacrifice of tbe
Son or God, as revealed therein: which is
contrary to the essential doctrine of the
Holy Scripture and of the standards of the
said church, that (A) the Holy Scripture is
most necessary, and (B) the rule ot faith
Charse 2 The Presbyterian Church
charges Iter. C. A. Brijrss with teaching
that tbe church is a fountain or divine
authority, which, apart from the Holy
Scripture, may and does savingly enlighten
men; which is contrary to the essential doc
trine or the HolvScripturesandof the stand
ards or the said church, that (A) the Holy
Scripture is most necessary and (B) the rule
or faith and practice.
Irrancy or the Holy Scriptures.
Charge 3 The rresbyterian Church
charges Eev. C. A. llrhrzs with teaching
that errors may have existed in the original
text ofthe Holy Scriotures as it came from
its authors, which is contrary to the essen
tial doctrine taught in the Holy Scripture
and in the standards of the said church,
that the Holy Scripture Is (A) the Word of
God written (B), Immediately inspired, and
(C) the rule o laith and practice.
Charge 4 The Presbyterian Church
charges Kov. C. A. Briggs with teaching that
Moses is not the author of the Pentateuch,
which is contrary to direct statements of
Holy Scripture and to the essential doctrines
ofthe standards or the sata church, that (A)
the Holy Scripture evidences itself to be the
Word or God by the consent of all the parts
and that (B) the Infallible rule or interpre
tation of Scripture is the Scripture itself.
cnatxe o Xho Presbyterian Church
charges Bev. C. A Briggs with teaching
that Isaiah is not the author of half of tbe
Book: that bears his name.wblch is contra 17
to direct statements or Holy Scripture and
to the essential doctrines of the standards
of tbe said church that (A) tbe Holy Scrip
ture evidences itself to be the Word or God
by the consent of all tbe parts and that (B)
the Infallible rule of interpretation of Scrip
ture Is the Scripture itselr.
Charge 8-TbePresbyterianChurcb charges
Bev. C. A. Briggs with teaching that sanctl
flcation is not complete at death; whloh Is
contrary to the essential doctrine of Holy
Scripture and of the standards of the said
Church that the souls of believers are at
once made perfect in holiness.
The Vote in Tabulated Form.
This is the tabulated vole on the charges,
showing the number voting to sustain each
item of. the charges. Sevsral members of
the court were not clear on some of the
afikrgev-.ftnd oa these iter voted "con j
Charze 1 A fi9
Charge: a 72
Charges A 7
Charge 4 A 72
Charges A 73
Charge 6 69
Of the 139 members of the court who
voted to-day 45 voted on every one of the
six charges with the prosecution and 66
voted for Briggs from beginning
to end. One of the ministers, Bev.
Livingston Willard, voted to sustain
Charge 1 and then left without
having his vote registered on the other
charges. Seventeen members of the court
split their votes on the different charges,
sustaining some and not sustaining others.
A few voted "Non liquet," that is, they
were not clear how to vote.
How the Votes AVere Distributed.
Bev. A. B. King voted non liqnet on
charges 1 and 2, and to sustain 3, 4, 6 and 6.
Kev. A. D. King voted to sustain charge 1,
2, 3 and 6, and non liquet on 4 and 5.
Eev. Hugh Pntchard voted to sustain
charges 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, and not to sustain
Bev. J. S. Batnsay voted not to sustain 1, 2
and 5 :ind item u of 3, and to sustain A and
B of 3 and oharges 4 and C
Bev. Charles S. Robinson voted to sustain
charges 1, 2, 3 and 4, and nonliquet upon 4
Ber. A. G. BulifTson voted to sustain all
the charges bat 5.
Bev. Charles A. Stoddard voted to sustain
charges 1, 2 and 3, and not to snstain 4 and 5.
Eev. J. J. Tompson voted to snstain
charges 1, 2, 3 and 4, not to sustain 6 and non
liquet on 5.
Kev. A. L. B. Waite voted to sustain all
but charge 5, and on that he voted non
ev. W Scott Watson voted not to sus
tain charges land 2. and to sustain 3. 4. 5
Bev. David G. Wolie voted to sustain 1, 2,
3 und 6, and not to sustain 4 and 6.
Elder A. P. Ketohum voted to snstain
charges 1, 3 and G. and not to sustain 2. 4 and
Elder John W. Mc William voted to snstain
1, 2, 3 and I, and nonliquet upon 5 and 6.
Elder Eobert Johnson voted not to sn
taln alt but charge 6, and on that he voted
Elder C E. Garey voted to sustain 1, 2, 3
and 6. not to sustain 4 and non-liquet
Friends of the Professor Throughout-
The members of the court who voted for
Prof. Briggs- throughout that is, not to
sustain on every item of each, charge
Ministers George Alexander, Antonio
Arreghi, A. P. Atterbury, W. V. Atterburv,
P. G. Beebe, Francis Brown. E. L. Clark. "I.
S. Dodd. D Stuart, Dod 'b, William Durant,
J H. Edwards, W. T. Elsing, a P. Fasrnan,
H. M. Field, J. F Forbes. Herbert
Ford, C. B. Gillctr, II. L. Grandlienard,
A. W. Halsey. W. K. narshaw, T. S. Hast
inss. E W. Ijitchcoct, J II. Hoadlev, James
Hunter. S. M. Jackson. J. B. Kerr, Theodore
Eeonhard, M. S. Ltttleficld, D. E. Lorenz,
William Martin, F. H. Marling, H. T.
McEwen, J. U. Mcllvaino, A. H. Mo
Kinney, D. J. McMillan, G. J.
Mingons, D. H. Overton, G. S. Pavson,
Vincent PIek, Daniel Kcpraon, S. E. Bosi
ter, W. A Bice, J. A Saxton. Philip Schnfr,
J. Balcom Shaw, Walton M. Smith, G. L.
Seining, C. L. Thomson, Hpnrv Vandyke. M.
B. Vincent, G. S. Webster, E. X. White 52.
Elders A B. Lcdoux. Brick: William
Mlckens, Central; Samuel Eeeve, Four
teenth Street- u H. Woodbury, MadiBon
Square; G. C King. North; H. S. HaiWey,
Park; J. E. Ware, Phillips: G. a
Lay, Puritan; C H. Dodge, Blverdale:
Thomas Bond, University Place: Bobert
Gentle, Union Tabernacle: W. A. Wheelock,
Washington HeightsUtouert Jaflray, West;
C. P. liegget, West Era. 11.
,n The Uncompromising Heresy Hunters.
The members of the court who voted to
sustain every item under each charge were:
Ministers S. D. Alexander, Samuel Bow
den. T. S. Bradner, W. D.Buchanan, Conrad
Doench, Thomas Donglas, Howard Duffield,
H. B. Elliott, W. B. Floyd, James Hall.A. D.
L. Jewett, J. C. Xowrie, C P. Mallery,
Alex. McLean, H. G. Miller. W. L.
Moore, J. C. Nightingale Geo. Nixon, J. H.
Northrup, I H. Parsons, J. G. Patterson, E.
P. Pavson, Jos Sanderson, G. L. Shearer,
Andrew Milland, W. C. Stitt. J. F. Sutton, A
W. Sproell, H. M. Tyndall, F. E. Voegelin, T.
G. Wall SL
TompkinR, Bethany; An-
drew Bobinson. Christ!
tlan; James McDowell,
East Harlem: H. E. Bowlands, Fifth avenue:
E. McJimeey. First: G. E. Sterry, Fourth
avenue: H.S. Willard, Harlem; Joseph Moor
head, Knox; Thomns Anderson, New York;
W. M. Onderdonk, Rutgers; Bobert Houston,
Scotch; Joseph Anderson. Seventh; W. E.
Worrall, Thirteenth street; Blchard Drum
mond, Westminster 14.
The Presbytery adjourned to meet a week
from next Monday, in secret session, to
bear from the clerk the formal statement of
this vote. Technically the result of the vote
is not supposed to be known until
the formal announcement. As a matter of
.fact, only a few members kept accurate
count of the votes. These tables will enable
the members of court to see just how they
voted to-day on every item.
The Case Sure to Be Appealed.
The case of Prof. Briggs will not be al
lowed to rest with this acquittal. The
Prosecuting Committee, which represents
the entirePresbyterianChurch, will certainly
appeal to the higher ecclesiastical oourt's
for a reversal of the Presbytery's verdict.
In the regular course the Synod of New
York, which meets every October,
would be the body to which" the Prose
cuting Committee would first appeal.
But this would throw the final
appeal to the highest court of the ehurch,
the General Assembly, oer to May. 1891,
as this body meets yearly in May. To the
General Assembly reports are sent from
every presbytery in the church. The Gen
eral Assembly of 1893 meets next May in
"Washington, and those close to the
prosecuting committee, say that the case
will be undoubtedly taken direct to "Wash
ington. This was the courss followed last
year. When the committee appealed from
the' decision of the P-esbvtery
in November, 1891, when the charges
were dismissed, they went direct to the Gen
eral Assembly oi 1892, which recognized the
appeal and sent the case back to the Pres
bytery ot New York for the trial which has
Colonel J. J. McCook, of the
Prosecuting Committee, upon whom
the brunt of the work has
fallen, said after the verdict that it would
be impossible to say what action the Prose
cuting Committee would take until it held
a meeting. If it decides to appeal it will
serve a notice of the appeal upon the clerk
of the Presbytery as soon as it has been
A Victory for Liberal Ideas.
Prof. Briggs refused to-night to make any
comment on the result of the trial. One of
his most intimate friends said: "Of
course, i'rot. Briggs looks upon this
as a victory, but tbe fight
is by no means over. Since he does not
recognize the right of the Presbytery to try
him, he cannot recognize an appeal from
the decision to the General Assembly, but
an appeal will probably be made, and he
will bave to fight it out.
"Of course this decision is a victory for
liberal ideas in New York, but there are
other cases of a similar nature that have
yet to be settled. This trial has. shown
that both parties are strong, numbering
thousands, and will fight it out If they
cannot live together there will be two
denominations instead, ot one."
Bandits Can't Be Tried ir Treason.
Citt of Mexico Dec. 30. The attorney
who is defending Colonel Hernandez, who
is accused of being concerned in the Garza
insurrection, claims that Garza was a ban
dit and not a revolutionist, .and, therefore.
his adhireau cannot be convicted nf
In His Opposition to Mnrphy
as United States Senator
From New York.
(JOCKEANNOT A CANDIDATE
Kings Connly Democrats Don't Be
lieve Murpliy Can Win Without
THE VOTES OF THEIR DELEGATION.
A "jariff Commission Idea ott Interestiuj:
CARLISLE IS CONFERRING WITH HIM
rsricuLTELEOnoi to the dispatch.!
New YOKE, Dec. 30. Hon. Bourke
Cockran was at the Hoffman House to-day
for a moment. He started for "Washing
ton at noon. Before leaving the hotel
1 he made the authoritative statement.
"I have no aspirations lor the Senator
ship of New York State. I am positively
not a candidate. The use of my name was
unauthorized. My visit to New York was
on personal business. I was not sum
moned by Mr. Cleveland, nor did I see him
at his office, as has been stated."
Mr. Cleveland had one of the busiest
days in weeks. Senator George "Vest, Sen
ator Gorman, Bepresentative Compton, ot
Maryland, Bepresentative Anthony, hi
Texas, and Bepresentative Gear, of Califor
nia, were amoni; his visitors. Sen
ator Vest tells an interesting story
about his visit to Mr. Cleveland. He says
that Mr. Cleveland will not discuss in any
form or fashion the makeup of his Cabinet
our the appointment to Federal place. All
efiorts to draw him out on this question are
Still Opposed to SInrphy.
Notwithstanding the strong pressure
brought to bear on Mr. Cleveland in the
hope of getting him to withdraw his oppo
sition to Mr. Murphy, he was as oppose d to
him as ever to-day.
Mr. Cleveland was seen at his house.
"While opposed to Mr. Murphy," he said,
"I am not in favor of any one. It is too
early, yet As Democrats and good citi
zens, we should be very careful at this junc
ture whom we select as the Senator from
A prominent Kings county Democrat,
speaking of the Senatorial fight to-night,
said: "The Kings county legisla
tive delegation Senators and Assembly
men will go into tbe Democratic
caucus and will abide by the result of the
caucus. They have not made any pledges
to Edward Murphy, and are free to
vote for some other candidate.
The delegation lrom Kings may pre
sent the name of a Brooklyn man
for the Senatorship. There will not be
any boltmg of the caucus, so far as tbe
Kings county men are concerned. I will
say this much, however our people think
that Murphy has not the strength to win
independent of the vote of Kings county."
Cleveland's Chief Care the Tariff
Mr. Cleveland is more interested in the
tariff question than all other subjects. He
is interested more or less in the
Senatorial contests in the vari
ous States outside of New York.
The fight in New Jersey is
the latest that has been brought to his at
tention. Governor Abbett, of that State,
worked hard for Mr. Cleveland at the
Chicago Convention. There is a fight in
that State over the Senatorship, and Hon.
James Smith, of Newark, is opposing Gov
ernor Abbett. Mr. Cleveland favors Mr.
The fight in Texas was brought to the
attention of Mr. Cleveland, and Mr. An
thony iavors the return of Senator Roger
Q. Mills. Governor Hogg is a candidate,
however, and interesting developments are
It must not be forgotten that John L.
Mitchell, of Wisconsin, was another of Mr.
Cleveland's visitors to-day. Senator
Vilas,- in tbe Chicago convention,
nominated Mr. Mitchell lor Vice Presi
dent. Mr. Mitchell is connected with the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Bailroad.
He received several votes for Vice Presi-'
dent in the convention. General Bragg, of
the Badger State, opposes him. He is the
author of the famous remark concerning
Mr. Cleveland: "We love him for the ene
mies he has made." Mr. Cleveland is very
friendly to General Bragg.
An Idea for a Tariff Solution.
The most important subject which Mr.
Cleveland discussed was that submitted to
him by Congressman Gear. The California
Congressman believes that the Demo
crats of the House should "appoint a
tariQ commission to be selected
by Speaker Crisp and the Democrats in
caucus. This commission, according to Mr.
Gear, should consist of 15 members of the
House, and should sit during the summer
months. Mr. Cleveland was very friendly
to the idea. He believes the -people ex
pect a change in the tariff laws. He was
opposed to an extra session immediately
after his inauguration, but he thought
that the Tariff Commission, as suggested by
Mr. -Gear, would be able to bring in a bill
subject to theadvice of the Secretary of the
Treasury in his Cabinet, and this bill would
be brought in certainly by August or Sep
Senator Carlisle is at this moment the
closest adviser ot Mr. Cleveland. He is In
the neighborhood now. Mr. Cleveland
would like him to become Secretary of the
Treasury. The Kentucky Senator may ac
cept the portfolio.
There was a report to-night that Senator
Carlisle and Colonel Lamontand Mr. Cleve
land were in conference after the theater.
Another interesting feature was brought
out to-day. It was to the effect that just at
the moment Mr. Cleveland wonld not inter
est himself in opposing the re-election of'
unaries a. urisp as speaker ot nie House nf
Bepresentatives in the Kiltv-third Goneness.
"While Mr. Cleveland is not interesfed at
this'moment in the make-up of his Cabinet,
there was gossip to-night to tbe effect that
possibly Col. Lamont would be asked to
accept the portfolio of Postmaster General
instead of Secretary of the Navy.
Senator Carlisle will be here for a num
ber of days consulting with the President
elect. CARTELS ROPE OF STRAW.
He Admits That Things In Montana Are
looking Bight Gloomy.
Chicago, Dec. 3tt Special Thomas
H. Carter, Chairman nf the National Re
publican Committee, arrived in town short
ly before noon to-day. He did not register,
and left at 2 o'clock for New York. Mr.
Carter said he bad just returnedfrom Mon
tana and was on his way to see the 'Vise
men of the east" about the Senatorial con
test in Montana. He said:
Things look rather gloomy there, I most
admit The Legislature-convenes bn Mon
davi and it the Bepublicana do -not tret tha
.three Populist- votes, Montana will have
jjemocratio1 representation la-tbe Senate. "
I have. nothing fo v houVpjlHJ.oal aJii
UNITED ON MORRISON.
Illinois Democrats Urging Horizontal Will
lam for the Cabinet.
"Washington, Dec. 30. The Star says:
The IriendsofMr. Morrison are satisfied
that he is going into lir. Cleveland's Cabi
net. The obstacle in bis way has been
thought to bo the fact that tbe Democrats
of Illinois are divided into two factions,
each of which could be counted on to oppose
whatever the other favored. For some
time Mr. Morrison's friends have been work
ing for haimony, with a view to getting the
united support of the Democrats or tbe
State for him for the Cabinet. Their efforts
have been successful, and the visit of Kep
reentativo Onnn Scott to Mr.Clevelandthis
week was to convey to him the assurance of
Senator Palmer, who leads the anti-Morrison
faction, that the selection of Morrison for
the Cabinet wonld be received with favor by
tbe "United Illinois Democrats."
TYPHUS IN NEW YORK.
Another Outbreak of the Dread Disease
The Health Board Takes Prompt Steps
to Stamp It Out Hundreds of Lodjlns
House Beds Burned Up in a Hurry.
New York, Dec. 30. Special There
was an ominous increase in the number of
typhus cases reported to-day, and it begins
to look as if the disease had gained a foot
hold again, this time among the lodging
houses around Chatham Square. The health
officials do not regard the outbreak with ap
prehension, and say they will stamp the
disease out as before.
The first ofthe new cases appeared nearly
a month ago, in a lodging house containing
ISO beds. Since that time a dozen or more
of the lodging-house population have de
veloped the disease and two have died.
Dr. Boberts, Chief of the Bureau, decided
to-day to destroy all the beds in the lodging
house at 191 Park Bow. Tha department
wagons were filled with the material, and it
was taken to the crematory at the foot of
East Sixteenth street All the cases so far
presented have had their origin in the
neighborhood of Chatham Square, except
No less than four cases were found among
the patients who applied at the dispensary
attached to Chambers Street Hospital. The
doctors there receive a great many lodging
house patients, and are on the lookout for
typhus patients just now. They say the
men who were taken from the hospital to
day did not get farther than the reception
office, and that there is no fear that the dis
ease has got into the hospital. There was
also a case at Bellevue Hospital, who ap
plied there for treatment, and was set in
the snn until he was removed to the recep
The lodging-house keepers who asked the
Health Boaid to modify its requirements
for sanitary beds are likely to bave their
protest ignored, in view of the present out
break. F0ERSTEL CAN'T BE FOUND.
Louis Councllmen Getting Anxious
About Their Late Treasurer.
St. Louis, Dec. 30. Special. The
trial of Michael Foerstel, the St Louis City
Treasurer, who is short in his accounts and
stands suspended from office because of his
suicide son's embezzlement to the amount
of 63,000, comes up to-morrow, but the case
mav not go on. Foerstel cannot be found.
Ofiicers have been searching for him for
two days to serve papers on him.
They report that members ot Poer
stel's family and his most intimate
friends refer them.to his attorney, Jndse
Jjubke. HeTleclihe's to give the officers. an
.infnrmation. Up to yesterday jLhf " JujP
cilmen were not dixposed to insist oh .treas
urer Foerstel's appearance, particularly as
bis resignation was before the Mayor. Now
that it has been decided that the whole re
sponsibility of the proceedings in the case
rests with the Council, the members are be
ginning to grow restive under the inquiries
as to their placet, and are looking with dis
pleasure and resentment at tbe attitude
assumed by the Treasurer and his lawyers.
One member of the Council said to-day:
"If Mr. Foerstel does not send a good ex
cuse tor dodging the service of oursergeant-at-arms,
we will take action of a kind that
will surprise him. "We have been told that
he is a sick man, but we know he is attend
ing to his business by correspondence, in a
way that indicates that he is pretty well."
The statement given out Monday that
Foerstel had been removed to a local insane
asylum is now believed to have been a ruse
to get Foerstel out ot reach of the officers.
A CLUB TO FIGHT CHOLERA.
Prof. Ttensky, of Bussla, Propounds a Kew
Theory of the Plaugue's Origin.
STiPETEKSBUEa, Dec.30. Prof. Ncnsky
has expounded a new theory of the origin
of cholera before the fiussiau Medical So
ciety. Prof. Blostein, finding that he could
not produce cholera by the injection of
Koch's coma bacilli, sought for and found
two new organisms peculiar to Asiatic
cholera. The disease Invariably follows an
injection of the three varieties of organisms,
and it is regarded as possible that innocula
tion with the three organisms will give
immunity from the disease.
A dispatch from Paris says: Cholera
continues to spread in the North of France.
In the town of Gravelines, near Calais
three deaths and oue new case were reported
Wednesday and three deaths Thursday.
Several streets in which the disease is
especially prevalent have been closed by
the town authorities.
AKRON FEARS AN EPIDEMIC.
Smallpox Introduced by a Tramp Prom
Akbcw, Dec. 30. Special The fears
ofthe local health authorities, that the re
cently developed cases of smallpox would
result in the spread of the disease, appear
to be well founded. Joseph Knapp, one of
the workmen in the mill which produced
the two previous cases, was sent to the
pesthouse with a well developed case of the
disease to-day, and other cases are known
to be ripening.
A Hungarian tramp, who visited the shop
some ten days ago, is said to have intro
duced the disease. He came from Western
THE BIG KRUPP CAR,
largest In the "World, at last Completed at
the Altoona Shops.
Altoona, Dec, 30. The largest freight
car ever built in, this country was turned
out of tbe Pennsylvania Bailroad Com
pany's shops here to-day. It will be used
to transport from Sparrow Point, near Bal
timore, to Chicago the 124-ton cannon being
manufactured at the works of the Krupp
Gnn Company in Prrsi for exhibition at
the "World's Fair. V
The ear practically 'consists of two cars,
with eight pair of wheels each, joined by
an iron bridge, thus; presenting the appear
ance of one long car with 16 pair of wheels.
OHIO FEARS CHOLERA.
The State Board of Health Submits a Very
Gloomy Annual Report.
rCOLTTMBTrs, O., DecJlO. The JBtate Board
of -Health, in its annual report, says if im
migration is not resi-rieted.it is doubtful
whether the present quarantine defenses
win ne aoie to protect- tne (state against an
iuTMioncf cholmbTlSMi ' - '
Whose Nerve and Daring
Casts in the Shade Their
TTNEABTHED AT EEIE.
They looted Swift Moving Trains of
Valuables and .
BOLDLY-HA WIED THEIR BOOTY.
Hundreds of Warrants Ont and Big People
BALL PLITER BIEEBATJER AERESTED
C6PECIAL TELKOBA1X TO TBS DISPATCH.
Eele, Pa., Dec. 30. The operations of
the local police working with the Chicago
and Lake Shore agencies have the crooks in
this city in a state of terror. Informations
have been made against over 100 persons,
and the officers are making arrests every
hour. By the close of the afternoon 20 al
leged car robbers had been "pinched," and
many who were wanted have fled the city.
These arrests are following the discovery
of one of the most gigantic schemes of rail
road robbery in the history of the State.
The Lake Shore and Michigan Southern
Company has not been the only suflerer.
The Kickel Plate and the Philadelphia and
Lake Erie Companies have been robbed to
an extent that is only just beginning to be
known. On the two lines first named the
tbieves operated in this way. , Their
base of operations was in this
city. Here the plunder was "ae-
Soted," and in this neighborhood it was
istribnted and secreted until such times as
the "fences" could safely handle it for the
active operators. Begular details of the
thieves would go East from this city to
Dunkirk or Westfield, K. Y. The only
outfit they needed was a few tools of the
best desicn and material for forcing the car
locks and a rope ladder made to fasten to
tbe running board on top of the car and
swing over the side so that an operator
could go down and manipulate the car
A Darinc and Nervy Band.
It is manifest that the operation required
not only some skill and dexterity, but a
deal of nerve, to swing on the side of a
swaying car is the night and work a lock
while the train was running at a high
speed, as many of the through freights da
But the thing was done over and over
again, and always without detec
tion. The most remarkable feature, per
haps, is the seeming fact that the trainmen
were ignorant of what was going on, even
after watches were set to find out where
and how the cars were being plundered.
Alter the seals were broken and the
entrance effected the car-robbers would stay
in the cars long enough to assort sueh goods
as they wanted, and these were never
thrown oil until some one of several points
just east of Erie had been reached. As the
train slowed down in the city limits the
thieves had no trouble in leaving the train.
Their confederates, in the interval, would
take cars of tbe swag thrown off tbe passing
This sort of systematic and persistent
robbery has been going on for weeks. The
railroad companies sent some of their best
detectives from Philadelphia and Chicago
to work on the case with the local officers,
andwhen they finally canght on to the
method ot operations of the robbers their
first search, which .was necessarily a blind
one, uncovered a lot of goods. Before the
search has fairly begun the officers have
found $5,000 worth of stolen goods. On the
Lake Shore line alone, between Dunkirk
and Erie, the losses were more than $10,000
oue month of December.
Erie Said to Be an Immense Fence.
The city is literally amazed at the mag
nitude of the system, but the whole story
cannot be told for long. Stolen goods are
being found in every quarter ot the town
and its suburbs. Search warrants have let
the officers into households whose heads
have been and are still above suspicion, but
wild sons and in some cases giddy daugh
ters are wanted for guilty knowledge of
Dell Darling, the famous baseball player,
who has made such a record as a catcher,
aud Charles Bierbauer, an equally well
known ball player, are on the black list. It
is alleged by the officers that both have been
caught in possession of spoils from the
looted freight cars. Several merchants of
the city who have hitherto been above re
proach are charged with complicity
in handling goods known to have
been stolen, but no arrests in this
quarter have yet been made. The
gang doing tbe work on the roads
grew so bold that the stolen goods were
sold here and peddled from house to house,
with no attempt at concealment. As fast
as the officers have been able to spot the
parties against whom warrants have been
issued they are gathering them in. Of
course, there have been many escapes from
the city, but the fueitives are obliged to get
out in disguise and by "covered ways," as
the trains are all watched closely and the
roads out of town ore carefully guarded.
Bierbauer Among the Arrested.
The work of searching houses in the city
and suburbs was continued into the night,
and sleighload after sleighload of costly
rugs, silverware, blankets, bolts of
English suitings, costly dress patterns,
laces, shoes and jewelry have been
brought to police headquarters. The car
robbers thus far secured on the great num
ber ot warrants issued are: Michael Giles,
George Kunz, Jack Donahue, H. Lanben
steain, Charles Bierbauer, Louis Speckmau,
John Williams, William Tweed, Louis
Kaufiman, Barnev Conway, William Gar
rity, James Smith. Michael Kelly, J. E.
Miller. Thayer Boyer, .Mrs. Jane Allen,
AdolphJPhister, Henry Burger, Catherine
Moloney, Ptank Scheal and Mrs. Mary
Many for whom warrants were issued and.
efforts made to capture them succeeded in
escaping from the city, A number of others
who vfere unsuspected have alse decamped
from town. The searches will be continued
without intermission, and arrests will be
made as fast as the parties wanted can be
located. 'The gang thus far arrested
number among them some of the
most desperate crooks in this part
of the State. There is' no telling where
the thing will eqd, .as the officers refuse to
divnlge information gained to-night from,
some ofthe prisoners who have "squealed,"
their statements implicating men and
women who have hitherto been above sus
picion. BLAINELITTLE BETTER.
His Family Encouraged at His Continued
WASHtNaxoir, Dec. 3a Mr. Blaine is
a little better this evening. The fact thai
he ;hs, tided over, a, full ten days without a
relnpie'is a source o&great encouragement
to his family.
At 9 o'clock this evening Mr. Blaine was
pronqnnce"d"arb"elng'5boiit the same. At
midnight the llebls lhIr-'Blalne's apart-
ujcuba.ncic cAMuKaivura .iur limi Km eiib
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"WATCH HE DO HTM."
DEACON WHITE ALL RIGHT.
HE FATS THE L-YST DOLLAR Or BIS
Wall Street Pleased as Well as the Old
Man His Word Was Taken Tor Over a
Million and He Kept It A Great Send
Off for Commercial Frohity and Honor
in the Street.
New York, Dec 30. Specia'. Hon.
Stephen Van Cullen White went to Wash
ington to-day. He will not return for sev
eral days. Before leaving town Mr. White
drew checks to the amount of ?233.000,
representing the final payment, in principal
and interest, of the indebtedness remaining
after his suspension on September 22, last
year. Mr. White, immediately after his
suspension, conferred with his creditors and
said that if proper time was given him he
would liquidate all liabilities.
It was a very famous dav in Wall street
when the bankers and brokers learned that
Mr. White's creditors had accepted his
word for 51,000,000. It was the first inci
dent of the kind in the history of tbe street.
Mr. White said in so many words to these
gentlemen: "Give me the time and an op
portunity and everything will be all right"
Mr. White's creditors in Wall street and in
other States were glad to extend this ac
commodation to him.
On February 6 last Mr. White was rein
stated as a member of tbe New York Stock
Exchange. Since that day Mr. White has
devoted his energy to settling all claims
against him. He has paid over 51,000,000,
and to-day's settlement was the final one.
Indeed, when Mr. White gave his word for
a million that was enough.
Here is a letter which was sent to Presi
dent Dickeman, of the Stock Exchange, to
day: As an outside operator who, after 25 years'
experience, admires the honest, integrity
and generosity of the members of tbe New
York Stock Excbaiure, I beg permission to
subscribe $100 toward a testimonial to one
of tbe most worthymembersofyour board
Hon. S. V. White. Tbe records of such men
like James E. Keene and S. Y. White reflect
the highest credit on Wall street and tbe
New York Stock Exchange, inspire public
confidence in their leadership, and compel
cosmopolitan recognition of American finan
cial ana commercial honor.
The Dispatch is not permitted to give
the name of the gentleman who wrote this.
It merely indicates the sentiment or" finan
cial men'at the bappytime when Mr. White
has made 'his creditors happy on New
"NO TIME TO PRAY GIVEN
By aij Alabama Mob to Two Alleged Mur
derers of a Tax Collector.
Birmingham, Ala., Dec. 30. When
the citizens of Greenville arose this morn
ing they .saw two dead bodies dangling from
above the Court House steps. Late last
night two strangers went to Jailor Hill
Bergaluer's house and, arousing him, told
him they had a prisoner. He went with
them to the jail where he was met by a mob
of 100 arnJecTand masked men hidden behind
a fence with drawn pistols. They demanded
the kevs which Bergainer surrendered.
The cells of John Hipp and Charles Kelly,
the alleged murderers of Tax Collector C.
J. Armstrong, of Butler county, were
opened and both men were taken out in
their clothes and hurried to the Court House
yard with ropes around their necks. With
out being allowed time to pray they were
banged above the Court House steps. -The
mob then quietly dispersed. The verdict
of the Coroner's jury is that tbe men were
hanged by unknown persons.
PLATE GLASS MEN NERVOUS.
They Fear the Democratic Congress Will
Tamper With the Tariff.
Cleveland, Dec. 30. The Western
Plate Glass Company, which has been in
session at the Hollenden Hotel for three
days, has adjourned. Their sessions were
secret, and very little could be learned of
the proceedings. Among other things dis
cussed was the probable abolishment ofthe
tariff on glass. Enough has been revealed
to indicate that the association will make a
vigorous effort to prevent the Democratic
Congress from reducing tbe tariff any more
than can be avoided.
The plate glass industry has now become
one ofthe greatest in the country, aud the
feeling is a general one among manufactur
ers that ItSrill be destroyed if the tariff is
lowered. It was stated, however, that there
will be no advance in prices on account of
the apprehension and that none of the fur
naces will be closed at present.
A WHISKY TRUST FOE
Arises, This Time With Headquar
ters In St. Louis. ,
St. IiOUlSj-Dec 3a Another powerful
company is being formed here to establish
and operate a distillery in opposition to the
Whisky Trust. The premises to be occu
pied are the partly-built plant at Twenty
second and Madison streets. The
incorporation papers were made out to-day,
and will be -filed to-morrow.
This time a new-set of men are interested
in the scheme. The names given are Cliff
BicbardsonK or the Chemical National
Bank; Prank Lawrence, of the Bio Chemi
cal Company; Harquard Forster, Edward
Mallink Boat, oftthe Mallink-Bodt Chemi
cal Works Company; and the Anthony &
Kuhn Brewing Company. The capital will
DANGER AT LEWES.
Big Ocean Steamers- Imprisoned in Ice at
the Delaware Port.
Lewes, Del., Dec 3a The ice in tbe
harbor here beyoad the breakwater is very,
heavy. Several'large. vessels are frozen in
the mass, and as Jt drifts about they are
carried with it. The marine cable has been
broken by drifting vessels 'and telegraphic
communication with. "tbe shore is cut off.
The pilot boat Bayard was rescued from
tbe ice this raofnibVaad towed to sea, and 1
tbe pllot'pb,Wtrt-4dwd' and Cope were
KW MUW..W tm l fetj by the tugl-
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North America. Should a strong wind
arise much damage to tbe shipping would
SHOT DEAD IN A DUEL
Another Affjir of Honor "Widen. Was Not
French, Ton Know The Antagonists
Belgians, Who Fought for a Notorious
Woman The Law's Turn Now.
Beussels, Dec. 30. Major Gillain, of
the Gbards, and Eugene Vanderbergen,
Krupps' resident agent, fought a duel in
the private garden, on the Bois de la Cam-
bre, last night. Vanderbergen was shot
through the heart and died instantly. The
two men had been on bad terms for several
months in consequence of their rivalry for
the favors of a notorious woman. On Mon
day night, despite repeated warnings to
cease his attentions to her, Vanderbergen
aDpeared with her in a box at the Theater
Boyal de Pare.
A brother officer saw the pair and sum
moned Gillain by messenger to theater.
Gillain waited at the exit, and after abus
ing Vanderbergen, told the woman she must
choose between them. The woman ran, but
Gillain overtook her and stopped her. She
then told him that she had tired of his im
portunities and would not see him again.
Gillain then left
Wednesday evening he and a friend from
Berlin entered a beer garden where Gillain
and several other officers sat at a table. As
Vanderbergen walked by tbe table, Gillain
arose and jostled him almost from his feet,
Vanderbergen struck him with his open
hand on tbe cheek. On the same evening
Gillain's second communicated a challenge
to Vanderbergen. Vanderbergen accepted
it, and chose pistols. On tbe first exchange
of shots Gillain's cheek was grazed. On
tbe second exchange Vanderbergen fell
dead without word or sign. The dead man
was very popular, and his slayer will be
THE UMBRIA SAFE.
She Casts Anchor Off Fire Island, New
York Harbor, at Midnight.
New York, Dec 3L 1 A. m. Spe
cial The Cunard steamer, TJmbria, which
is overdue five days, has at last been
sighted at Eire Island. It was 12 o'clock
when she cast anchor, at that point.
As reported-byhe-steamalishMhhis' JcnowL-dceflmMSalrafflT,
which had sighted ber at sea, her delay was
t can Tia Tala- m
caused by a broken shaft, which damage
was repaired sufficiently to enable the big
Atlantic liner to proceed on her way un
aided. The big ship came to quarantine at 3
o'clock this morning, and is expected to
reach her dock at 8 A sr.
TO BURN BUENOS AYRES
Was the Aim of Conspirators, Who
tended to Gather In Plunder.
Buenos Atees, Dec 3a A plot to burn
np this, city was discovered a few days ago
and to-day a number of policemen and fire
men were arrested on the charge of being
connected with the conspiracy. The plan
of the conspirators was to set fire to the
city in several different places at once.
They hod selected as places at which to
apply the torch some of the principal build
ings of the city, including the Custom
House, the police office and the Arch
bishop's palace. The object of the con
spirators was plunder.
Train Bobbers ITorgey and Collins Hushed
Through to the Pen.
Charleston-, W. "Va., Deo. 3a After
the Forgey verdict of thin morning, recom
mending a life sentence, fears were enter
tained that the people who were not con
tent with the verdict would lynch 'the men.
Sheriff Kyle selected four guards, and at
4 o'clock this evening slipped Collins and
Forgey to the Ohio Biver Bailroad depot,
and left by the first train for the peni
tentiary at-Monndsville. It is thought by
"many that his timely action prevented a
FLORENCE GETS MILLIONS.
A final Decision In tbe Celebrated BIythe
Case In San ITrancisco.
SakEeancisco, Dec. 3a The Supreme
Court to-day denied a rehearing of the
BIythe 'case, which was taken upon appeal
by the Williams heirs from Judge Coffee's
decision. This virtually ends the celebrated
case and the millions of the late Thomas
BIythe go to his daughter, Florence, now
The estate is now valued at about
A'Straw Which Shows How Canadian Com
mercial Travelers reel.
MosteeAL, Dec 30. At the dinner of
the Dominion Commercial Travelers Asso
ciation last night at the Windsor", the toast
to tbe President of the United States' was
received with far heartier applause than
that of the Governor General of Canada.
United States Consul Knapp responded to
the.toastrandin advocating friendly rela
tions between the two countries was cheered
to the echo.
COLQUITT MAY DIE.
Both He and His Wife Dangerously
From, Advance Paralysis.
AxLAXTA, Dec. 3a Senator Colquitl'i
condition is now considered critical by1 his
physicians. He was able ten days ago to
walk'with some aid about the bouse, but he
is now confined to his bed and unable to
rise? One side is paralyzed.
"tHliVife lies in arf adjoining room, parai
lyzed,fher brain being. affected. Sheimoi
expMWl to live sany dajsj . MJm
The President-Elect Insist3
Upon tne Kentuckian's
- Acceptance of
A CABINET P0BTF0LI0.
Washington Gossips Wonder Why
Financier Wasn't Chosen
Some Even Go So Far as to Declare Ed
Murphy Would Be a Better Secretary
of the Treasury A Predlption That'
There Would Be a Change Before the
Administration Is Over Carlisle's Se
lection Believed to Be Due to the In
fluence of the Free Silver Element
Cleveland and the New York Senator
ship Morrison Urged b7 Illinois Dem
ocrats, Friends and Fees, for a Plao?
in the Cabinet.
tTBOM A STAFF COEBESPOSDCT. 1
Washington, Dec. 30. The report that
Senator Carlisle has gone to New York at
the request of President-elect Cleveland
seems to bave convinced the last doubter
that the distinguished Kentuckian is very
much desired for Secretary of the Treasury
in the administration which will come into
power on the 4th of March. It is assumed
that this particular joumey of tho Senator
is to afford Mr. Cleveland another oppor
tunity to remove the obstacles which lead
him to hesitate at accepting the position
There appears to be no doubt that Mr.
Carlisle has been offered the Treasury port
folio. An eminent public man, a friend of
the Senator, has asserted to other friends,
confidentially, that Cleveland himself told
him so, confidentially, and each one who
knows the fact through confidence tells it
constantly in a confidential way. There
fore it must be true.
Carlisle Compared "With 3!nrphy.
It maybe, but the Washington political
world continues to wonder what new vagary
will possess Cleveland to-morrow, as each
day seems to have its particular eccentric
ity. The President-elect is violently op
posed to Mr. Murphy for Senator because
of his inexperience and lack of genius as a
debater, and to be consistent he chooses a
great debater, who is a debater only, a
coiner of specious argument, false or true,
in logic or fact, with which to defeat oppo
sition, to fill a Cabinet position which de
mands an official who is possessed of sound
financial views and broad knowledge of the
practical movement of money at the money
Whatever may be said of Mr. Murphy'3
Trnes for. tl fcenatebeis ir.- more fit.
I J .....J f. -. "UlTtlS!. IztT H&Lr. I
to occupv-thehairoftbe" SecretaryTottha1
Treasury in the Cabinet than Mr. Carlisle
is. Of course, Senator Carlisle would not
insist upon any pet financial policy of his
own, imagining if he were to enter the
Cabinet, be would be subject at all times to
the dictum of the President.
A Sop to the Freo Sliver Element.
But by what reasoning could Mr. Cleve
land make logical the appointment of a free
silver advocate, when he himself is really
in favor of the gold standard and is pro
nounced against free coinage or even liberal
coinage of silver? That is what the poli
ticians here cannot understand; and it must
be remembered that all of these politicians
are friends of Carlisle. In truth, he bos no
The only explanation of the President's ',
selection if Mr. Carlisle really be selected
is that the appointment would be a com
pliment to the great dominant element of
tne party, which demands a liberal treat
ment of the silver question. Of courses
every member of the element who can read
would know that Mr. Carlisle, as Secretary
of the Treasury, could only execute Con
gressional enactment or the wishes of the
President in matters left to the latter's dis
cretion by the law; but sentiment gae3 a,
great wav with a ereat many people. and5
with tbe ilea silver element this appoint-!.
ment or Carlisle would oe very popular,
while it would not in the least alarm thai
anti-free silver element.
Another May Tet Be Demanded.
It is generally admitted, however, that
there is a possibility of a demand, before
the close of Mr. Cleveland's term, foputhe
profoundest financial shrewdness of a prac-i
tical aud not a theoretical character,-and
that is a profundity ot shrewdnessjr.'et
possessed by either Mr. Cleveldnl orjpilr.'
Carlisle. It is granted that they otfuldjcall
upon Wall street hankers lor advice mVau'
emergency, but why not call the "Wall
street banker at oncer to take charge of rth
Treasury Department is the all-round
btrange to say, tne prooaoiiity 01 Car
lisle's appointment and acceptance seems to
be of less importance to most of the poli
ticians than the "situation" in rcgardto
the New York Senatorship, which continuer
to be the all-absorbing topic This prove
the domination of mere politics in the nai
row and superficial meaning -of tt
word, over politics in the f
of statesmanship. The questinr
what party shall control the off'
ot what faction or clique within t
is paramount to all else, with
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