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SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 14, 1893.
CHARGES AGAINST CARNOT.
Enemies of the President Tell
Evidence Against Guilty Men
A Bonlaugist Follower'slCuriotii Rev
Or. Her? Bnmmoned Before the Parlia>
ing Developments In the
By the Associated Press.
Pabib, Jan. 13.—1n connection with
the charge that President Oarnot was
well aware of the guilty connection of
men in high places with the Panama
frauds, attention is called to a statement
of Comte Coffarelli, to the effect that
Yves-Guyot told him, when minister,
that he one day saw Constans show the
members of the cabinet council a large
packet of documents destined for the
president; that the packet, according
Yves Guyot, contained the names of
persons, rot all of whom were deputies,
who received money from the Panama
Carnot's enemies allege he was keep
ing back evidence against the guilty
men, in order to hold it over them when
the time for election should come, and
thereby compel them to eupport him for
A BOULANOIST'B RItVKLATION.V
M. Pierre Denis, a faithful follower
and defender of General Boulanger to
the last, has some curious "revelations"
to make about the Panama scandals.
He intends to publish them. One
extract from the record throws light
on the proceedings at the cabinet coun
cil when Rosseau's report on the canal
was read. The utmoßt secresy was pre
served about it. Before opening it the'
ministers made sure the ushers who
brought in the lamps had all gone, and
locked the doort carefully behind them.
Then search we. made under the tables,
and finally all present gave promises to
keep the report a thorough secret.
Nevertheless, misleading extracts from
the retort were published.
THE PABLIAHKNTARY INQUIRY.
Before the parliamentary commission
today the liquidator of the dynamite
company with which Arton was con
nected told the commission that Al ton's
ability was greatly exaggerated in the
reports purporting to describe him. He
had, however, absconded, leaving a
shortage of nearly 5,000,000 francs.
M. Tattischeff, the Paris representa
tive of the Russiau newspaper Novoe
Vremya, will be questioned as to the
identity of the pnyee of a check'for
500,000 francs reported to have been
Daid to the Novoe Vremya.
It is rumored that the inquiry in
Baihut's case is ended, but that he will
be next charged before the assizes.
DB. HBBZ SUMMONED.
Le Temps says the examining magis
trate has summoned Cornelius Heiz,
now in London, to testify. If he re
fuses he will be prosecuted.
La Cocarde professes to have ascer
tained the identity of the ambassador
who received 500,000 francs from the
Panama people. His name, Bays the
journal, begins with M, but is neither
Muenster nor Mohrenheim. He repre
sented a power unfriendly to France.
In the course of a week or two Cocarde
may publish his name, if meantime it
should not be mentioned at the trial or
in ili commission of inquiry.
THE PANAMA TRIAL.
Charles de Lesseps Subjected to Farther
Paris, Jan. 13.—The Panama trial
was resumed this morning. A number
of witnesses were called to show that
favorable reports made by the canal
company were known to be untrue by
the officials, and that insurmountable
difficulties, known to be so by De Les
sens and others, were brushed aside.
Captain Frayese, superintendent of the
canal works, said he frequently told
Ferninand de Lesssps of the difficulties
that were hindering the enterprise.
Etienne Martin, once chief secretary
of the canal company, described his ex
perience while in office and the scorn he
felt for the methods of the directors.
The unvarnished corruptness of the con
tract system, he eaid, often rendered
him so indignant that be protested to
the board at a meeting agaiust the scan
dalous abuses with which the whole
canal work was honeycombed. Eventu
ally he resigned rather than sign con
tracts for machinery and supplies with
French firms whose bids, taken to
gether, were 28 000,000 francs higher
than bids of English and Dutch firms.
Everbody in the management of the
company knew this sort of work was
being done ; also that Baron de Reinach
and other financial agents were getting
M. Hyeronimus, chief accountant of
the Panama Canal company, was ques
tioned at length by Presieent Perivier,
but his answers were evasive and he in
sisted that he knew nothing of the com
M. Reynier, the canal company's
cashier, made a statement as to the ex
penses of the issues of loans. Careful
questioning as to the names on vouchers
that be signed elicited only the reply,
"I do not know."
M, Boudard, entrusted with part of
the press fund used by the Panama com
pany, also had a lack of memory.
_ Charles de Lesseps was called to tes
tify as to the bonds payable to bearer
issued by the Panama Canal company.
He was white and haggard, his eyes
were bloodshot and he spoke apparently
with difficulty. He explained that of
some 1,000.000 francs in the bone au
portur, 375,000 went to M. Baihnt, then
minister of public works, and 600,000 to
Cornelius Hers. The rest of the money
was distributed in small amounts among
many persons whose favor was indis
pensable to the company.
H. Oberndoeffer, the banker, testified
that as a member of the guarantee syn
dicate be took shares to the nominal
amount of 6,176,000 francs, paying for
them 2 franca and 60 centimes each.
His profits from this Bourse eventually
were 1,200,000 francs ; for suggesting the
lottery scheme, he received some 2,000,
--000 francs. As this proved to be an ex,
cellent operation, he never considered
himself overpaid. He said he received
nothing for hit work on the bourse in
the company's interest.
M. Flory testified: "Charles de Les
seps told me be gave Oberndoeffer large
sums to reward him for suggesting the
lottery plan and prevent him from spec
ulating on the bourse against the in
terests of the canal company."
Engineer Pisch of the Commentry
Iron works said the canal company was
struggling constantly against most out
rageous demands of contractors. De
spite the opinions of expert engineers
the company usually yielded to the de
M. Jolly, a Panama canal shareholder,
said the newspaper attacks upon the
canal company decided him in 1886 to
sell his shares. He consulted with*
Count Ferdinand de Lessepß, who dis
suaded him from doing so, declaring the
attacks emanated from an English source
whicn was not worthy of credence.
Senator president of the
Suez Canal company, gave testimony
eulogistic both of Count de Lesßeps and
his son Charles.
Charles de Lesseps was recalled and
testified that the checks paid Arthur
Meyer, editor of Le Gaulois, amounted
to 100,000 franca.
De Lesseps was allowed to make a
statement in rebuttal of Etienne Mar
tin's testimony. "M. Martin knows me
too well," he said, "to say I ever did
anything inimical to the shareholders."
M. Martin declined, however, to mod
ify or withdraw any of his testimony.
The evidence so far in the trial is re
garded a 8 assuring conviction.
The report of M. Flory, government
accountant, contends that the responsi
bility for the Panama frauds and decep
tion rests upon the wholo board of Pan
ama directors, because having squan
dered the share capital they concealed
the real situation by false statements, in
order to obtain subscriptions and pro
tect their own interests.
INTEREST AT MADRID.
Spanish Monarchists In High Glee Over
the Turbulence in France.
Madrid, Jan. 13. —The greatest inter
est is exhibited here in the trial of the
Panama canal directors, and in the dis
closures affecting high officials in
France. Seldom have the Spanish mon
archists, in the daily articles in their
press, shown so clearly their antipathy
for the friends of Republicanism, and
their desire to see an Orleaniet restora
tion in France. In court and aristo
cratic circles, well known friends of the
Orleans family openly say that ac far
back as September the Austrian and
Spanish governments and courts were
informed of the coming assault upon the
republic, and knew a coalition had been
agreed upon by which Boulangists
would lead the attack, while the Orlean
ists would provide the necessary funds
The aim was to bring on a crisis and
force President Carnot td resign before
the general election, when the adver
saries of the republic hoped to sweep
An emissary of the world's fair is
going to England with a special invita
tion to ths prince of Wales to visit the
The formal transfer of the San An
tonio and Aransas Pass railroad to the
Southern Pacific will take place Janu
Frank Cushman, brother-in law of
Senator Perkins of Kansas, has been ar
rested at Chattanooga, Term., for rob
bing the mails.
"Count" Yon Konßky, in charge of
the Weekly Volkefreund of Cincinnati,
is missing. His accounts are short
At Sioux City, la , D. W. Wood, law
yer, preacher and temperance agitator,
has been convicted of obtaining $17,000
under false pretenses.
The California Jockey club, which was
organized to give a4O days' running race
meeting, after one week's experience has
decided not to continue.
A petition for an increase of pay dur
ing the world's fair year by Chicago's
2000 policemen is being generally signed.
It is stated that unless granted they will
Driven to desperation, the striking
miners at Dortmund, Germany, became
riotous and had to be dispersed by the
police. A number of them were wound
ed and their leader was arrested.
A hotel keeper of Huron, 8. D., has
written to a priest in New York city,
Baying he and his neighbors want a car
load of marriageable Irish girls shipped to
Huron, where would-be husbands are
thick as blackberries in July.
The ship Lord Templemore has ar
rived at San Francisco, 202 days from
Liverpool. She was caught in a storm
off the eastern coast of South America,
nhicb lasted 70 days. It took her 60
days more to get round Cape Horn.
Henry 8. Codman, chief of landscape
gardening at the world's fair grounds,
died suddenly Friday morning. He
underwent a surgical operation a few
days ago and was supposed to begetting
on well, when, without warning, he
Two more negroes and one white man
were lynched on Thursday in the vi
cinity of Cotton Plant, Ark., for the
murder and cremation of Atkinson and
family on Saturday night. Two negroes
were lynched for. the same crime on
Secretary Foster of the state depart
ment has received a dispatch from Min
ister Snowden, at Madrid, conveying th«
formal acceptance by the duke of Ber
wick and Alba, of the request sent him
by the president of the United States,
under the authority of congress, to loan
for the Chicago exposition the precious
relics of Columbus in his possession.
At San BeTnardino Eddy Rouse, 10
years o"d, dropped a blazing stick into a
tank containing 5000 gallons of oil used
for running the engine at the San Ber
nardino laundry. A terriflj explosion
followed. Eddy Rouse, Harry Taylor
and Billy Edwards were terribly burned
and are in a critical condition.
Successful men secure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from H. A. Gets, 112
Weat Third street.
ALL IS QUIET AT TOPEKA.
Governor Lewelling Has Not
A Compromise of the Legisla
tive Deadlock Probable.
The Popnlists Realize That Their
Position la Untenable.
Carlisle Accepts the Treasury Portfolio
In Cleveland's Cabinet— drover
By the Associated Pre-R )
Kansas City, Jan. 13 — A rumor wag
circulated here tbia evening to the eff ct
that Governor Llewe'.ling was assassin
ated in Topeka. There is no truth in
the rumor. Everything is quiet in
Topeka, Jan. 13.—1n a spirit of con
ciliation, the Republicans have with
drawn their application, filed yesterday
in the supreme court, for a mandamus
against Secretary of State Osborne. The
Populist leaders have proposed a plan for
settling the house squabbles. The propo
sal concedes the legality of the Republi
can organization; that the committees
composed of Populist?, Republicans and
Democrats shall be appointed ; that no
legislation shall be attempted at first,
except the creation of a commission to
consider all contest cases. Its findings to
be conclusive, and the bouse, as con
stituted by its findings, to decide which
of the presiding officers are official. The
Republicans have not yet accepted, but
a compromise is possible.
Both houses met again this morning,
apparently more determined than ever
to hold the fort. Several Populists,
convinced that their position is untena
ble, made futile attempts to break away
from the radical wing and act
with the Republicans; the pressure
•on them to remain in the ranks was too
great. The Republicans insisted that
they would not leave the hall except on
a display of force. Finally at noon
both houses agreed to adjourn until 4
o'clock. This was done at a request
from the governor that a committee
from each house wait upon him this
The proposition to r»cognize the Pop
ulist bouse came up in the senate on
appeal from the decision of President
Daniels, who had received Chief Clerk
Eich of the Populist house. Senator
Scott, Republican, appealed, and the
senate voted to sustain the chair, 23 to
16. Taylor, Populist, and O'Briea,
Democrat, voted with the Republicans;
Dillard, Democrat, with the Populists.
Adjourned till 4 p. m.
At 4 o'clock both houses assembled,
but by mutual agreement adjourned un
til 9 o'clock tomorrow morning.
Biddle, state treasurer elect, has been
unable to make good his bonds. The
trouble in the legislature frightened his
bondsmen so that reveral have with
drawn, The Republican treasurer,
Stover, who has held over, re-oppns, Ll>e
BTKVRXSON IN NAEHVII.LK,
Honors Shown tke Vice-president-Elect
Nashvili,b, TeuH., Jari. 13.—General
Steveneon devoted the day to public
and social entertainments. At noon the
two houses of the legislature met in ses
sion to receive General Stevenaon. The
distinguished gentleman whom the
representatives assembled to honor ap
proached the speaker's stand, escorted
b,y General Buchanan, and was presented
to Ppenker Davis. Stevenson arose
amid great applaut-.e and expressed Imb
thanks in a brief speech, A pleasant
informal reception waß then held and
the representatives were presented to
the vics-president-elect. Afterwards
Steveneon held a public reception. A
banquet was tendered Steveneon tonight
by the Hermitage club, was one of the
most successful social events ever given
CARLISLE IN THE CABINET.
He Has Accepted the Treasury Port
folio for a Consideration.
New York, Jan. 13.—Senator Carlisle
has accepted a place in Cleveland's cab
inet, according to the Sun's Washing
ton correspondent- He says in a spe
cial to that paper: Before leaving Wash
ington for Kentucky Carlisle mailed a let
ter to Cleveland, accepting the secretary
ship of the treasury. It is said Carlisle
accepted the porfolio on the condition
that he should have the solid support
of the administration in his candidaoT
for the preaidential nomination in 1596
Cleveland Seeks Seclusion.
Lakkwood, N. J., Jan. 13.—President
elect Cleveland left New York at 3:40
p. m and arrived here at 5:10. Cleve
land was accompanied by Mrs. Cleve
land, Baby Ruth and Francis P. Freeman
of this place, an intimate friend of the
family. Cleveland said be came to
Lakewood for quiet and rest, and would
not be bothered with politicians.
Respeot for Butler.
Lowbjil, Mass., Jan. 13.—The remains
of General Butler arrived this afternoon
and were escorted by Butler Post, G. A.
R., to the general's home. The body
will be given a military funeral. It will
lie in sate in Huntington ball. The
mills will close Monday, the day of the
funeral, and business will be suspended.
Boston, Jan. 13 —The legislature has
adjourned till Tuesday, as a mark of
respect to the memory of General But
A Oiiahcr Struck Near Nerrhall.
San Pikoo, Jan. 13 —President Don
dore Banner Oil company today
received telegraphic advices frjin New
hMl, this state, that a flow oi netroleum
had been encountered at a depth of
about 800 feet. The well will produce
about 50 barrel? of oil daily.
In great variety at the W. C. Furrey
company, 159 to 166 North Spring street.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
BLAINE IN EXTREMIS.
Bli Doctor! Remain lv Attendance All
Washington, Jan. 13.—The symptoms
of difficult breathing which caused *he
hasty summons of a physician to
Blame's bed«ide about midnight did
not develop iuto my thing alarming.
Dr. Hyatt remained till after 6 o'clock,
to be ready in case ( f an emergency, but
ncne arose. Blame passed a comforta
ble night, and there was no notable
change in his condition this morning.
Dr. Johnston, after a call this morn
ing, said that Blame did not appear so
well. When asked if Blame had recov
ered the strength lost from his relapse
last night, Johnston said Blame did not
have a relapse, but simply Buffered
difficulty in respiration.
Representatives of the press were
told this eveniLg that Blsine was about
the same. Drs. Johnston and Hyatt
called about 9 o'clock, and after remain
ing with the patient a quarter of an
hour left. Dr. Johnston said Blame waa
laDguid and weak during the day, but
otherwise there was no change in hia
Dr. Johnston will return to the house
between 11 and 12 hnd remain the rest
of the night. This indicates that
Blame's condition is again critical in the
Washington, Jan. 14.—At 2 a. m.
there is no sign of change in Blame's
So far as known the situation at Mr.
Blame's house has not changed since
Dr. Johnston's arrival shortly after mid
night. All is quiet at 4 a.m.
A QUADRUPLE HANGING.
TBE LAW EXACTS FOUR LIVES FOR
THE TAKINO OF ONE.
Four Negroes Hanged at Cnarlestown,
Md.—lt Came Near Being an Oc
tuple Execution - Sentences
of Four Commuted.
Chestertown, Md , Jan. 13.—An nn"
usual occurrence, a quadruple execu
tion, which came very near being an
octuple one, took place in jail here
shortly after noon todsy. The history
leading up to the tragic end is as fol
lows: In April last a gang of negroes
waylaid Dr. J. H. Hill as he was going
on a professional visit, cut his throat
and beat his limine out with a club.
The murder grew out of the testimony
of Hill in a case in which anot rer negro
was killed some time before.
Fifteen negroes were arrested for the
crime, but only nine were indicted, and
one of these was acquitted. The other
eight were sentenced to death. Of this
cumber Charles Emery, Henry Hurtt,
Joshua Uaynard and Lewis Bay
nard, three of them only 10 years
old, and one only 13, bed their
sentences commuted by the governor to
imprisonment for life, and were secretly
removed by a body of constables at
night to Baitirnore for fear the enraged
populace would storm the Jan and
lynch them, which they undoubtedly
would have done.
The remaining four, Fletcher Wil
liams, Frisby Comegys, Charles Brooks
acd Mo;es Brown, were hanged on the
Seine scaffold today. Aside from the
fact of the number, the scenes attend
ing the execution were in no way un
usual. The negroes bad a season of
prayer and praise before
their march to the scaffold.
As soon ns the drop fell a shout of ex
ultation arose from the men who had
crowded into the jail y.ird and sur
rounded the Bcaffold. Fletc her Williams
and Moses Brown died iilnmet without a
struggle; Brooks and Comtgys went
through most appalling contortions.
The latter died from stiangulr.tion, and
the former's death was due to the dislo
cation of his neck.
Old farmers who gathered about the
dying men laughed, end Eome even
cnreed the nfgroea. The men died in
from 10 to 18 minutes. The heart of
Williams beat 17 minutep, although he
iicted as though he died first. At 2:50
the bodies were cut down, placed in
pine coffins and two expitss wagons
conveyed them to the potter's rieid.
After the execution the people quietly
HOMKSTK \U POISONING.
Great Interest Taken in the Trial of
Derapsey and His Aoo^mpllces.
Pittsburg, Jan. 13.—The court was
crowded at the second -day's trial of
Hugh Dempsey, for complicity in the
Homes tead poisoning. Most of the
forenoon session was taken up with the
examination of men tektn ill while
•working at Homestead, sn.d their phy
sicians. The latter all expressed the
belief that the men had betn poisoned.
The defense objected to the physicians'
testimony. Tub court said the proceed
ings were somewhat irregular, but if it
could be proved that the defendant was
guilty of furnishing poison, the evidence
would be admissible. The district at
torney said be would show this fact and
the testimony wp.b Admitted.
At the afternoon eesek v several wit
ne-rees testified to having been seized
with a sudden and severe illness after
eating in the Homestead mill. Dr. H.
8. McGeary, who treated William
H. Johnston, one of the wit
nesses, stated that arsenical poison
ing alone would produce such marked
symptoms as Johnston's case presented.
Witness also attended Benjamin Weav
er, another witness whose symptoms, he
said, could have been produced only by
some strong irritant poisoning.
Dr. A. P. Fogelmau, who attended the
other witnesses, testified that the cases
did not yield to treatment as they
should have done; he said the symp
toms in the diseases could have been
produced by some corrosive poison. On
cross-examination witness si-id: "Cook
ing food in iarge quantities, drinking
water such as men are not used to, and
climatic changes vvou'd tend to produce
a disease similar to that which affected
The doctors testified that they were
strongly suspicious that a man named
Van Wrinkle died of arsenit'i.l pois
Adjourned till Monday.
See the Weir Stave,
The Grand, at the W. C. Fur
rey company, 159 to 165 North .Spring