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THE WASHINGTON TIMES
"VOIi.l. NO. 140.
WASHINGTON, D. C, SATURDAY MOENING, AUGUST 4, 1894.
AT THE FORKS OF THE ROAD
Tariff Conferees Conclude to Agree or
TO-DAY'S SESSION WILL DECIDE
Sugar Schedule Ultimatum Submitted by the
Conservatives Objectionable from Several
Points of View Pressure for a Bill
Other Difficult Problems.
The understanding among tho tariff con
ferees when they adjourned Into 3 esterday af
ternoon was that tho session to-day should
bring about either an agreement on tho sugar
schedule or a decision to report a disagree
ment. Yesterday was devoted by tho conference
wholly to a discussion of tho sugar question.
Thoschedulo considered provides for a duty
of 40 per cent, ad valorem on sugar below 1G
Dutch standard, and 40 per cent, on sugar
above this grade, tho duty on tho reflned sugar
to bo collected on the basis of the saechanuo
strength of tho raw sugar used in it with one
flith of a cent differential on the reflned, and
a discriminating duty equal to tho export
duty levied by countries which pay a bounty
on sugar production.
This schedule was submitted to tho confer
ence as tho ultimatum of tho consort ativo
Senator, coming through Senator Smith, of
Xew Jersey, and tho House conferees wero
given to understand that tho schedule was tho
lienrest approach to tho IIouso requirements
that the Senate could make with any assur
ance that tho bill would pass that body.
Some of the House conferees are faorably
inclined toward the schedule, because they
believe that it exactly defines tho extra duty
to be paid on rolinod sugar.
A report received from an inside source is
to the effect that some of the IIouso conferees
found the schedule objoctionablo from several
points of view, and when tho timo for ad
journment w as reached had not only failed to
Indicate a willingness to accept the sched
ule, but had said that so far as they had been
able to master its details, they considered it
MIGHT BE A DISAGREEMENT.
It was this expression of opinion on their
part which left tho situation in such doubt
when the conference adjourned and rendered
it possible that instead of an agreement be
ing reached the result migut bo a disagree
ment. The pressure for a bill is so strong in
tho party, however, that tno probabilities are
all still favorablo to on agreement on some
If tho expectation that tho work before the
conferees on the entire bill can be concluded
to-day is to bo realized tho conferees will
havo to put in a very loug day. While the
sugar schedule has been the stumbling block
in the bill there are various other problems
which, while not so intricate, will provo diffi
cult of adjustment. Almost tho entire timo of
the present conference has so far been givnn
to sugar, and no effort has been made to fix
ratu on any of tho oilier schedules. Many
of these havo been gone over casually, but it
is npprehendod that when it comes to putting
down tho final figures thero vv ill be mora or
less discussion. This will bo found to bo es
pecially true on tho woolen, cotton, und
Tho coal and iron ore questions aro still
among the undetermined problems, and there
is no doubt that there will bo a locking of
horns over thorn, and much greater delay is
possible than is anticipated by the moro san
guine. Tho Senate conferees think, however,
that if an agreement can be reached on 6ugar
early in tho day it will bo possible to havo
the work so far adanccd by the closo of the
day as to justify tho calling of tho Bcpublic
sea An basis settled.
On the floor of tho Senate, and especially
among the leading Senators, it was considered
as quito definitely determined that tho sugar
question would bo settled on tho basis given,
and so positive was one Senator who gener
ally takes tho lead in such matters, that this
would bo tho immediate result, that ho told
some of bis colleagues that he considered
final adjournment possible by next Wednes
day or Thursday. Xo doubt is expressed by
a majority ot the members of tho Senate, that
if the sugar schedule is arranged satisfactor
ily thero will not bo any great difficulty in
harmonizing the COO and moro other items of
difference in the bill.
Tho agreement has also been considered
sufficient) definite as to render it tbo subject
of much comment in tho Senate. Tho merits
of tbonewsugarsehedulo were very freely dis
cussed in the afternoon, and all the remarks
beard upon it wero not of A complimentary
character. Senator K3I0 was outspoken in
bis opposition, and it is. understood that the
Louisiana Senators will bo very much dis
pleased if tho bounty is not continued for tho
present jear. Senator Kyle and others, after
figuring on tho schedule tho greater part of
the afternoon, declared that it was moro fa
or.ible to the refiners than tho Senate bill,
and said that instead of crantinc a dutv of
only ono-llfth of a cent differential it in-
cn.tscd the duty to about one-half of a cent.
Tho House conferees camo away from the
meeting esterday feeling that their work was
aea-ly over. Ouo of them said that adeflnito
statement might bo given out to-day. The
Hous f men would n t admit that a definite
conclusion had been reached on suar. Iron,
or coal, although their agreement in stating
that results would probably bomade public to
morrow or 3Icnd.iv indicated that tho basis
for agreement on these iteu s w as in sight.
As to tho strong rejiorts of the latter part of
the day that an agreement had been reached
on sug.ir tho IIouso men said that thero was
not jet an agreement, although tho meeting
of the day had shown that an adjustment w as
Judge Kicks Denies,
representative Johnson has received from
President Cleveland tho detailed charges
against Jndge Bicks and tho petition calling
for his impeachment. Tho documents are,
however, unsigned and Mr. Johnson hn3 re
turned them to the proper persons in order
that they may be signed and legally authenti
cated before ho presents them to Congress,
which he says bo will do as ho would do any
other petition coming from his constituents.
Mr. Johnson has left the city and will not re
turn until Monday. A reprcsentativ 0 ot
Judge Bicks, who has called on Mr. Johnson,
suvs Judge Bicks denies tho charges in toto
and courts tho fullest investigation.
nvnl Officials Disagree.
Commander B. II. McCatla, who became
conspicuous n few ears ago becauso of his
treatment of sailors on the Enterprise, Is
again in trouble and this timo with tho com
mandant of the Mnro Island navy 3iird. Com
mander McCalla and Capt. Howison, who
commands tho station, have had a disagree
ment and tho captain has reported Com
mander McCalla to tho Xavy Department
The matter is now before the department, bnt
it is not probablo that any serious conse
quences will follow.
Gold Reserve Dwindling.
The cash bnlnnco in tho Treasury at tho
close of business yesterday was 5119,250,815.
Tho stated amount of tho gold reserve is 853,
939,176, less 61,700,000 engaged for export
Thursday and 3 esterday, leaving tho true
(Hmount ot tho reserve $52,239,176.
EZETA A WHITE ELEPHANT.
Salvador's Demand for Extradition of the
Ex-PresiJcnt Will Bo Settled In
United States Courts.
Ex Gov. Campbell, of Ohio, has left Wash
iugton, hning surrendered his position as
counsel for Gen. Antonio Ezeta and staff, tho
Salvodorian refugees now aboard tho United
States steamer Bennington, on route to San
Francisco. It is expected that counsel will
bo engaged nt San Francisco to sue out a writ
of habeas corpus as soon as the vessel arrives
within the jurisdiction of tho courts. Doubt
less Dr. Guzman, tho now Salvadorian minis
ter, also will hao counsel on hand to serve
tho extradition warrants, for which applica
tion has been mado to the State DeDartment.
and thus tho matter will bo settled judicially
on its merits, to tbo relief of the State and
Navy departments, which have found Ezeta
to bo a whito elephant on their hands.
The charge upon which special rellanco will
bo placed by the Salvadorian government in
its application for Ezeta's extradition is than
he robbed banks, but as tho general will con
tend thot the money was taken as a ''forced
loan," well known In Contrnl American prac
tice, nnd was applied to meet war expenses,
it probably will bo held that the offense was
political and, therefore, that Ezeta is not
subject to extradition. Thero has boen some
change in tho attitude of tho Stato Depart
ment towards this question, and at present it
would rather welcome a judicial termination
of the case.
Dr. Guzman, who for a long time past bos
been, as ho still continues to be, the Xlcnra
gunn minister to tho United States, was pre
sented to-day to tho President us tho accred
ited minister of Salvador to tbo United States.
Salvador has no minister to this country, and
bocauso of his full and accurate knowledge
of diplomatic affairs, Salvador requested Dr.
Guzman to sero as its minister and to repre
sent her in tho Ezeta caso.
Dr. Guzman received his credentials about
two weeks ago. but owing to tho absence of a
report from United States Minister Baker,
recommending the recognition of the new
government, he has not been presented. The
President, however, has concluded at last
that the Guitcres government is n de facto
government and to-day recognized it pro
visionally. LIEUT. MANEY'S CASE.
Secretary Lamont Disapproves the Find
ing of the Court-martial.
Secretary Lamont 3 esterday finally disposed
of tho case of Tirst Lieut. James A. Money,
who was tried by court-martial as the result
of killing Capt. Hedberg, at Fort Sheridan,
Tho lieutenant hnd been previously tried
and acquitted by the civil courts on a cbargo
of murder. The charge preferred before the
court-martial was conduct unbecoming nn
officer in assaulting his superior officer. Of
tills charge he was found guilty and sentenced
to bo publicly reprimanded.
After a thorough examination of the case,
which has been before tho department for
many weeks. Secretary Lamont to-day in
dorsed upon tho record of the court "disap
proved by the department." This finally
ends tho case and Lieut. Maney will not bo
reprimanded nor will ho again be tried.
Xo reason is assigned for the department's
action, and it is left to surmise whether the
sentence was regarded as insufficient or. As is
more probable, whether tho view is taken
that the lieutenant's acquittal of tho moro
serious charge of murder by the civil tribun
als shouldVatop further proceedings growing
out of the same offense, for Secretary Lamont
has uniformly shown himself to bo very jeal
ous of encroaenment upon the judicial
Inasmuch as the sentenco was not one of
dismissal, it did not como before the Presi
dent for bis action.
Shown In n Qu'ct .'Manner Toward His Be
Tho tender side of President Cleveland's
nature was shown in a quiet but marked
manner at tho funeral ot a Iittlo boy in this
city 3 esterday.
On Wednesday last the flve-year-old son of
Mrs. Kennett, the official housekeeper at tho
White House, died at the Children's Hospital,
where he bad been taken to undergo a surgi
Tho President manifested the utmost sym
pathy for Mrs. Kennett in her bereavement
nnd ordered that a beautiful wreath of white
flowers from the Whito House conservatory
should bo placed oa tho casket. Tho Presi
dent also sent bis priv ate carnage to tho resi
dence of Ilov. Adoios Alien, tho co-pastor of
tbo Presbyterian church of which he nnd
Mrs. Cleveland are members, with tho request
that Mr. Allen would conduct tho funeral
Private Secretary Tburber sent his carriage
to tho homo of Mrs. Kennett, on W street
northwest, and took her and two or threo
friends to Bock Creek Cemetery, where the
burial was made.
TO OWN THEIR SLEEPERS.
Brickncr Bill Rev olutionizing the Sleeping
car i3 stem considered in Committee.
Tho House Commlttoo on Interstate and For
eign Commerce devoted an hour 3 esterday to
tho discussion of the sleeping car S3 stem. For
a text it hid Bepresentative Brickner's bill,
which was introduced during the Chicago
striko, and which provides that after January
1, 1895, railroad companies engaged in inter
state commerce shall own. or control hj lease,
all sleeping cars used on their roads or
branches operated or controlled by then., and
fixing a penalty of S 10 a day for failure to
comply on each car.
Several members spoke in favor of tho prin
ciples embodied iu the bill. Members of tho
committeo believe that a measure of that
character will be reported which will Include
dining oars nnd all palace cars, but tbo time
will doubtless be extended to 1SX with a view
to giving the companies timo to aajust their
business to the change.
Tho Senate in executive session 3 esterday
mado public tho following confirmations:
Xav3 Surgeon Hosea J. Babin to bo medical
inspector. Passed Assistant Surgeon George
F. Lumsden to be a surgeon. Passed Assist
ant I'aj master Mitchell C. McDonald to bo
paymaster. Lieut. Charles T. Torso to be
lieutenant commandor. Lieut. Edwin K.
Mooro to bo lieutenant commander. Lieut.
Charles X'. Atwaler f junior grade) to bo lieu
tenant. Ensign illinm B. Wbittelsey to Lo
lieutenant junior grade. Paymaster Leonard
A. l'railcy to bo inspector, l'ns-ed Assistant
Paymaster Eustace B. Bogers to be paymaster.
Assistant Pa3 master Henry E. Jcwctttobo
passed assistunt p.13 master. Passed Assist
ant Engineer Albert T. Dixon to bo chief en
gineer. Assistant Engineer Albert Moritz to
bo passed assistant engineer.
Tho President ha3 approved the following
bills: To prohibit interments in Graceland
Cemetery, D. C; for tho disposal of tho accre
tion of the Virginia indemnity fund, nnd to
promote tho efficiency of tho" naval militia.
Iho bills for the relief of Gcn.X. J. T.
Dana, for the relief of Major General Georgo
S. Greene, and to placo Dunbar It. Banson on
the army retired list, havo become laws with
out tho President's approval.
Hnvvaiians Keeping Very Quiet.
The members of the Hawaiian royalist com
mission nre keeping very quiet regarding the
object ot their mission hero and decline to
discuss it with callers. They now say that
they expect to call on Secretary Gresham to
day or Monda-.
CONSCIENCE SMOTE HER
Mary Weeks Swore Palsclr to Send
Her Loer to Prison.
CONFESSES Al'TER FIVE YEARS
Under Compulsion by Her Sister She Testified
That George Lorber Told Her He Intended
to Set Fire to the Honso Application for
Hii Pardon Failed.
Baltimore, Aug. 3. An application was
filed with Gov. Brown to-dny for tho pardon
of George Lorber. Ho was convicted of ar
son nt Elkton, Cecil county, on January 8,
1889, and sentenced to eighteen years' impris
onment la the penitentiary. Tho witness
upon whoso testimony Lorber was conicted,
after Ave Tears' silence, has confessed that
she perjured herself at tho trial, und that sho
swore to untruths because her sister mado her
Tho story is both romantio and pathetic.
A fow weeks prior to Lorber's trial and con
viction the house and barn of Isaac Burbank,
near Churchvillo, Harford county, burned to
tho ground. Suspicion fell on Lorber, who
had worked for Burbank, and tho fact that
be disappeared the nlgbt of tho flro increa-od
the feeling against him. Popular feeling
grew so strong against him that there wa3
talk of lynching.
Ho was courting Mary Weeks, but her sister
Kate took a dislike to him and did all sho
could to embitter Mary against him. At last
she partly succeeded, and threatened she
would get him out of tho way if the hnd to
send him to the penitentiary. Sho got tho
men about the place down on him, and tho
night of the lire, nt her instigation, they
plotted to assault him. Mary informed him
of tho plot and ho went to Aberdeen to escape.
After bis departure tho bouse und barn
caught fire and was burned to the ground,
the family narrowly escaping with their lives.
After the lire Kato Weeks, who held some
secret over her sister Mary's head, forced her
to charge him with tho crime, and his arrest
Mary Weeks took the stand nnd swore that
on the night ot tho fire, shortly before It broke
out, Lorber told her ho intended setting flro to
tbo house, and soon afterward it was in
flames. A lot of other damaging testimony
was produced, and Lorber came very near
being sentenced to death.
NOTHING SHALL ABOUT THIS.
.Mr. I:Ialr Wants Congress to Investigate
Criminal Assaults for Ten Ycnrs Past.
Mr. Blair, of Xew Hampshire, created a
sensation yesterday in the House by Introduc
ing a resolution, inspired by tho agitation of
the lynching question, by Ida B. Wells.
It provides that tho Commissioner of Labor
be instructed to investigate and report the
number, date, location, and attendant facts
and circumstances of all alleged assaults by
males upon females throughout the country
during the ten ears last preceding the pass
age ot this resolution, for, or on account of
which organized, but unlawful violence bos
been inflicted or attempted to bo inflicted,
and also that lyncbings bo investigated nnd
the whole reported to Congress as soon as the
work can be satisfactorily done It appro
priates $25,000 for tbo work.
Mr. Dunphy objected, and tho resolution
The balanco ol the day was spent in discuss
ing two bills, ono for the reclassification of
the railway mall clerks and ono for tho classi
fication of clerks in tho first and second-clnss
post-offices, but neither was acted upon. The
conference report on tho river ami harbor
bill was agreed to without division; that on
tho sundry chil bill non-concurred in.
MRS. VHLLIAW H. BAKER NOW.
Miss Ynnsnnt, of This CItv, .Married at 5
n. tn. Yesterday at Shccpsbcnd Hay.
Another Washington eloping couple turned
up nt Coney Island yesterday morning and
woke up Justice of the Teaco Granncll from
his peaceful slumbers in his cottage at
bbeepshcad Bay for the purpose of making
them man and wife. Thev- wero Miss Laura
II. Vansant, of Xo. lOOfi 'Virginia avenue, and
William H. Baker, jr., who was cmplovedin
tho Capitol restaurant. They wero made ono
by Justice Grnnnell as the clock struck 5.
Miss Vansant was cashier in rho Tamily
Shoe Store, ani about threo woeks ago sho
went away on a vacation. Baker loft tho
Capitol a few dn3 s ago, telling his companions
and friends that he was going to n now po
sition on Long Island somewhere.
It is said that tho voung ladj's parents
were opposed to Baker's suit, hence tho elope
ment. Baker is thirty 3 ears of age, industri
ous, and in comfortable circumstances.
GENERAL DEFICIENCY BILL.
Passed by the Senate After Xcarly n Whole
Tho last ot tho appropriation bills tbo gen
eral deficienC3' was pasted by tho Senato last
evening after it had been under discussion
nearly the entire du-.
Tho House bill to subject to Stato taxation
nationil bank notes and United States Treas
ury notes was under consideration for a tme
but was laid aside without action.
A new "anti-option" bill was Introduced
by Mr. Davis, of Minnesota, and led to a brief
wrangle, the point of order being finally mado
that as it was a bill to raise revenuo tho Con
stitution required that it should originate in
the Hcuso of Bepresentatives. Tho Vice
President reserved his ruling on tho point of
order. Tho conference report on tho river
and harbor bill wis submitted, but not acted
on when tho Senate adjourned.
Concert for the l'iro Sufferers.
A sacred concert will be given at Talaco
r.irk, on tho 12th instant, under tho auspices
of a number of colored people, for tho benefit
of tho families of tho firemen who were killed
at tho Kn ox fl re. Tbo Tourth Artillery Baud
has been engaged for tho occasion. A quar
tet irom mo a. ai. 1.. cnurch, under the di
rectorship of Prof. John T. Lav-ton, will also
Secretary Smith Poisoned.
Secretary Smith remained away from tho
Interior Department 3 esterday nnd, except
fofhl3 nttendanco at the Cabinet meeting,
spent tho day at his homo attending to official
business. His absence was caused by nslight
suffering resulting from contact with poison
oak during a recent visit nt Strasburg, Va.
Ho is expected at the departinont to-day.
An Early .Morning Illazc.
Tire was discovered in tho residenco of J.
Baldwin Johnson, tho well-known coal
dealer, Xo. 1C03 Vermont nvenue, about
2.80 o'clock this morning by Policeman Coffin,
who.alterarouslng Mr. Johnson, turned in an
alarm. Tho fire was caused by hot ashes be
ing poured into barrel in tho cellar. Total
Crossing the Ocean in a Cockleshell.
Xew Yobk, Aug. 3. Capt. Adolph Freitsch,
who came from Milwaukee iu his nine-ton
schooner, in which he intends to cross the
ocean alone, announced to-day he would
start to-morrow. He intends to go to Oueens-
SATOLLI STRONGLY INDORSED.
Catholic Abstinence Union Pronounces in
Tavorof the Papal Delegate's Views
on Church and Saloon.
St. Paul, Minn., Aug. 3. Tho Catholic ab
stainers to-day at once began work on changes
in tho constitution. They hopod to finish up
tbo work ot tho convention in ono session,
including tho election of officers. Tho reso
lutions adopted strongly indorse tho papal
delegate's temperance views. They stato:
"Tho union soes in tho recent action of
Bishop Waltcrsou,whlch has been so nobly sus
tained by Mgr. Satolll, a long step in tho right
direction. It is beliovcd that this action will
crystallize tho iniluenco ot tho church against
tho saloon and will stamp this letter indelibly
on tho irreconcilable enemy of tho church.
Tho decision of tho papal delegate cannot fail
to givo auuuionni nuinonty to tue recom
mendation of tbo court of Baltimore that all
Catholic saloon keepers abandon as soon as
tbey can tho dangerous traffic and embark in
n moro becoming way of making a living.
The ilocislon vv ill servo as a renewal of tho in
v Ration which our holy father. Loo XIII.
has already addressed to nil priests of tbo
land to enter Into tbo work of tempcrnnco ro-
.nu wun tno uergy strongiv com-
mitted against the saloon tho day of vindlca
tlon for tho churcli In America will bo near at
band. The scandal ot n preponderating num
ber of Catholics in the saloon business is a
dlsgruco too long endured. Whatever tho
cause of tho fact a new day Is nt hand."
When the election camo on thero wo3 some
thing of a surprise. The candidates were
Bishop Watterson, of Columbus, Ohio, nnd
Bov. Father deary, of Minneapolis. When
ten unions hnd been called tbo voto was
Cleary, 293; Watterson, "3. and tho bishop's
namo was withdrawn, Father Cleary being
elected. J. A. Lomie, of Pbllndcljihii, was
re-elected first vice president; P. J. McManus,
ot Scrnnton, Pa., second vico president; Mrs.
O. II. Lake, of St. Louis, third vice president;
Bov. W. M. McManu, of Cleveland, treasurer,
and Rev. A. P. Do lo, of New York, general
Considerable opposition developed during
the morning session to tho W. C. T. U. poly
glot petition, it being considered an Indorse
ment of prohibition, and after a few speeches
against it tho world's petition was withdrawn
by its friends, who beliovcd it would be re
The following telegram was read:
"Haines Falls, X. Y., Aug. 3.
"AncHmsnoi'InELAND: Please glvesl'terly
greeting to contention. Tho Catholic Church
sets and example In SatoIIi's decision. Send
us fraternal delegates.
'TnACE3 E. WlLLAHD."
Mrs. O. It. Lake, of St. Louis; Mrs. W. A.
Manning and Mrs. Philip A. Dempsey, of
Clev eland, wero elected fraternal delegates to
tho W. C. T. U. convention, which meets in
After the Installation of officers this after
noon, the coavention adjourned to meet In
Xew York tho first Wednesday in August, 1895.
NO DEMOCRATIC CONFERENCE.
Empire State Leaders Declare Posltlvcly
That onc Is Intended.
Saeatooa, X. Y., Aug. 3. Thero will bo no
conference of Democratic leaders here this
week. This statement is mado after tho most
careful consideration of tho situation, nnd 1)
indorsed b3 ever3 prominent Democrat nt
present in Saratog.i. Tho Associated Press
representative has talked with Gov. Flower,
Mayor Gllroy. and Bichnrd Croker.
Gov. Flower said: "I can assure you posi
tively that there is no conference intended.
Xowj let us go up and seo if Senator Murphy
At Senator Murphy's cottage, Mrs. Murphy
said: "I read In a Xew lork newspaper that
Mr. Murphy had left for home, but this after
noon I received a telegram from him saying
that ho would not bo here until tho latter part
01 next week."
Gov. Flower said later: "Tho only confer
ence of Democrats that will bo held is tho
one that will take placo when tho Demo
cratic Stato committeemeets hero this month.
All party matters will bo discussed, and all
conferring done when that body meets and
Mayor Gllroy said: "I don't know any
thing about Senator Murphy's going or com
ing. I am hero as usual at this timo of tho
ear for my vacation. There will not bo any
conference. If there is to be one, I was not
HUNTON WAS MOLLIFIED.
Senator Mills Denied Having Intimated
that Ho Y as Capaolc of Dishonesty.
Senator Hunton arose to another of his per
sonal explanations yesterday and this time it
was nn alleged slur on Senator Daniels and
himself that he resented. In tho Washington
Post thero bad been published an article in
which Senator Mills was reported to bo ac
cusing the Virginia Senators of pecuniae in
terest in the coal dut3
"I did not mako any statament at all."ro
pliod Sen.itor Mills excitedly. "Tho remarks
credited to mo aro wholly unauthorized by
me. I never opened my mouth on tho subject
and never dreamed of tho Senator or his col
league In connection with nn amendment
which I proposed to offer. It never entered
my mind that either of them w.is capablo of a
dishoneBt action. Both aro honornblo men
nnd friends ot minc'und havo been ever since
I havo been in public life."
"I was certain the Senator would reply as
he did," said Mr. Hunton, considerably mol
lified. 'I de-iro to say for rc3 colleague and
ni3self. however, that wo aro not Interested in
nn3" coal n-ine or railroad."
Thus terminated the incident.
Dr. Hamlin at the llibie Conference.
East Xobtufielh, Mass., Aug. 3. To-da3's
topic at tho Biblo conferei.eo was "JustiCea
tlon," nnd was treated bj' Dr. J M. Gray,
of Boston; Dr. Hamlin, of Washington, and
Dr. A. T. Fnrson. of Philadelphia. Iu tho
afternoon Trof. Xeff gave a talk on "Oratory."
To-morrow "llepentaneo" will bo tho subject.
Dr. Gray nnd others will speak. Tho attend
ance continues very large.
American Kniluay Union Convention.
CmcAoo, Aug. 3. The second day's session
of the American Railway Union convention
was dovoted to tho hearing of reports from
tho local organizations of the various rail
roads. President Debs mndo a lengthy
speech urging moro complete organization.
It was expected that action woul I bo taken
regarding tho Pullman bovcottat to-night'
In the Ticld of IolitiC3.
Tho Republicans of tho Sixth Congressional
district of Xebruska hav 0 nominated Matthow
The Republicans of tho Fourth Indiana dis
trict have nominated James Watson, ot Bush
ville, for Congress.
Representative Georgo D. Wiso has written
a card withdrawing from further contest for
renominstion b3' the Democrats of tho Third
Virginia district. Col Tazewell Ellett on
Thursday defeated Representative Wise in the
Richmoud contest for delegates.
Crimes and Casaultics.
Fire at Marion yesterday destroyed prop
erty valued af 8125,000. At Lako View,
During a heavy thunder shower yesterday
a wagon containing ten persons going to a
picnic near Xowport, R. I., was struck by
lightning and threo of tho occupants wero
Ex-Councilman Cummings, ot Lancaster,
Pn.. was stabbi-d nino times in the fnco, neck,
and body 3-esterda3' by ox-Alderman Georgo
S. Xorbeck during a desperate fight in a cafe.
The U. S. S. Michigan while taking sound
ings in Lako Erie Thursday evening, ran
aground near Carport, Ont., bnt was gotten
off at noon yesterday by tho assistonco of a
tuc and lighters.
OFF WITH SANTO'S HEAD!
Carnot's Assassin Found Guilty and
TO DIB BY THE GUILLOTINE
When His Boom Was Proclaimed by the
Judge the Young Murderer Exclaimed,
"Vive L" Anarchic!" Hii Appetite Unim
paired and He Declines to Sign an Appeal.
Ltovs Aug. 3. Caserlo Santo Geronlmo,
anarchist, nnd assassin of President Carnot,
was to-day found guilty by tho jury and sen
tenced to death by tho guillotine.
When ho was brought into court this morn
ing, ho appeared oven moro defiant than yes
terday, and took his seat with a mocking
smlio upon his face.
Leblanc, tho soldier who was n fellow pris
oner with Caserlo at Marseilles, testified that
Caseriotold him that be Intended to kill
President Carnot, probably at Lyons, when
tho chief magistrate visited that cit3".
"That is a lie." interrupted Caserlo, excit
edly. "I never told 30U or any ono else any
thing about my plans."
Leblanc continued: "Caserio confided to
mo that ho was designated by lot"
"That is untrue," shrieked Caserlo.
"How untrue?" asked tho soldier, turning
to tho prisoner.
"I snid to 30U, after you had made that re
mark, 'But who would be so bold as to kill
President Carnot? I saw him in Pans sur
rounded by troops and police.' You answered,
'ne will bo chosen by lot.' "
Thero was great excitement in court whilo
tho prisoner nnd Leblanc were speaking to
each other. Later Leblanc said: "Caserio
told me that ho had often seen King Humbert
in the streets, but ho added tint to kill him it
would bo necessary to havo n rlflo and shoot
him from tho street, us ho would bo so sur
rounded by soldiers."
"That Is a lie," shouted Caserio. "I was
never chosen to kill Presidont Carnot. More
over, nbsolute liberty of action prevails among
When Leblanc's testimony was finished ho
wa3 conducted to his cell, and tho publio
prosecutor began his address to the jury amid
profound silence. Ho dwelt upon tbe terrible
nature of the crime. Ha reviewed at length
all the details of the trial, and demanded that
the jury should not hesitate to do its duty.
AnOCMET FOE THE DEFENSE.
Caserio smiled with contempt during tho
public prosecutor's nddress, and then, in
common with all present, he paid closo at
tention to tho remarks of hi3 counsel, M.
Dubreuil, whose appeal for tho prisoner lasted
halt an hour. He bused his defenso of tho
prisoner on threo points:
First. That there was lunacy in the prison
Second. His anarchist surroundings.
Third. The impossibility of reconciling the
assassin's religious life with a premeditated
attempt at murder.
During tho course of his nddress. M. Du
breuil, the prisoner's counsel, made a point.
saying: "When 30U ceo Caserio standing
there with no other concern than a desire to
read a wretched document, which is certain to
secure bis condemnation, I ask whetber his
mind is sufficiently balanced for him to bo
held responsible for such a crime?" Counsel
then depicted Caseno's mother sitting in her
Ionei3' home weeping, her fao buried in her
hands, sobbing disconsolately, "m3- son, my
son." This impressed oven tho prisoner, who
could not restrain his tears.
Prisoners counstl quickly took advantage
of this displav of emotion upon the part of tho
assassin, nnd Instantly urged that the pris
oner'" stoici-m was only assumed and that he
was not dead, after all, to his better feelings.
But when M Dubreuil, continuing, urged
upon the jury that tho prisoner was tbo tool
01 others, Caserlo sprang to his feet and
fiercely exclaimed: 'That is untrue."
Tho prisoner continued his interruptions,
nnd oni3' subsided when tho presiding judge
threatened to send him back to his cell.
OUT ONLV FIFTEEN MIMTTES.
Under the now law tho presiding judgo pro
hibited tho publication of tho chief portion of
M. Dubreuil's address. At tho conclusion ot
bis counsel's remarks Caserio seemed pleased,
and the jury arose and a general movement
of relief upon tbo part of tho audience was
When tho speeches wero finished the inter
preter reid, iu a monotonous voice, Caserio's
own statement. It consisted of tne usual
glorification of anarchy and a reference to his
"high motives," etc. The judgo ordered it to
When tho jury went out there was consider
able excited conversation, mingled with
whispered speculation as to how lone tbo
jury would bo out. Tho jury, however, was
not long in deliberating upon tbe prisoner's
fate. The jurvmen left tho courtroom nt
about noon and about a quarter ot an hour
later tho whisper was pissed that an agree
ment had been arrived at,
During the abs ice of tho jury Caserlo was
remov ed to hi-, eeli beneath tho courthouse
and tho judge retired with his associates to
await tho return of tho men who wero to pro
nounce upon tho prisoner's guilt.
rinllj, "Here they como" was heard in tho
different parts cf the courtroom, and all tho
spectators settled ihemst.vcs down in their
sc its with feverish evpectanc)-.
When the jury entered tho judges followed,
and for n moment dead silenco prevailed
throughout tho court.
Caserio was brought in nnd faced the court
for the last time. Judgo Breuillao turned to
the prisoner for n moment and then, address
ing tho jury, askod the latter tbo formal
"Is Caserio Santo Geronimo guilty or not
guilt3- of tho criiro of assassinating tho Presi
dent of tho republic?"
OOILTT WITHOUT FXTENnATIOX.
There was somo confusion as tho interpreter
translated to the prisoner what was said; but
audible over the interpreter's voice was tho
reply of tho foreman of tho jury:
"Guilty without extenuating circum
stances." Thero was deep silence as tho verdict was
translated to C.iserio, who received it with a
smile of cynical contempt.
Tho presiding judge, so soon as tho pris
oner was acquainted with tho juo '3 finding,
arose, cud, speaking directly to tho assassin,
"Tho court condemns Caserio Santo Geron
imo to death. You havo thron da3s in which
to appeal to tho court of cassation."
To this Caserio returned a scornful shout of
"Vivo la soc:aI revolution!"
Ibis ended tho trial of tbo murderer of
Presidtat Carnot, and his nnarchial cry was
hardly out or his mouth when tho hands of
tne law, iu the persons of tho gendarmes,
handcuffed to the prisoner, jerked him toward
tho door leading to tho cells beneath tbo
court. This door was opened hastil-.
Caserio was hurried through, and as he dis
appeared a feeblo C13- ot "Courage, comrades.
A ivo r.-.nnrchie." was heard echoing from the
stono corridor through which tho assassin
was being hurried.
Tho news that sentence ot death had been
imposed upon Caseriu was received with
great satisfaction by tho crowds in waiting
outside tho palace of justice.
M. Dubrueil, tho nrisoner's counsel, gave
notice ot appeal, and in so doing asked that
tho presiding judge's charge to tho jury at
tbo opening of tho session bo entered on tho
On returning to his cell Caserlo ate his din
ner with a sood appetite; Ho said he re-
grettedthat ho had wept in court, becauso
hb comrades would blamo his weakness. Tbo
Abbo GrassI, who had been sent by the assas
sin's family, paid Caserlo a final visit in the
evening and offered him the consolations ot
religion. Caserlo declined to sign on appeal.
NOTHING SHORT OF A MIRACLE.
Ten Tons or Dynamlto Tall to Explodo
and Ono Hundred audi Eighty
threo Lives Are Saved.
St. Lons, Aug. 3. A most rcmarkablo
feature of last night's attempt at train wreck
ing at Eureka, Mo., was tho escape of tho
entire train and 183 persons upon it from
absolute destruction. Tho desperadoes, who
wero undoubtedly accomplices of tho fellow
with whom Express Messenger Ferguson had
a fight, forced open cur a of dynamlto that
stood on tho sido track below the station at
Eureka andstolo two big dynamlto cart
ridges that wero intended for heavy blasting
in quarries and mines. Each cartridge was
capable of tearing to pieces tons of solid
rock. They wero placed by tho dastardly
bandits on tbo rails, the intention being to
destroy tho train and plunder the richly laden
express car and probably the passengers.
It is a mlrnclo that the entire train was not
hurled to destruction, for tbo miscreants -who
attempted to wreck it, placed tho cartridges
within a few feet ot a car whien contained
ten tons of dynamite. Then they secreted
themselves and waited for tbe train that was
duo to arrive a few minutes before 10 o'clock.
Tho train left St. Louis at &30 o'clock and
was only a few minutes behind, the delay
having been caused by the shooting of tho
express messenger by one ot tho robbers.
A hen tho forward wheels ot the englno
rolled over the cartridges there was a terrific
explosion which lifted tho machine from the
trucks and tore tho massive pilot from the
bolts rlvited to the engine. All the forward
part of the machine was wrecked nnd twisted,
and, although it was able to carry the train a
few miles beyond, it was so badly wrecked
that another encino bad to bo procured. The
entire train was severely shaken, the windows
broken, and tbo packages of letters thrown
from tho boxes in tho mail car.
It is wonderful how tbe car load of dyna
mlto escaped. Tbo explosion tore n great
hole in the earth, wrested tho rails from their
fastenings, and flung the ties in every direc
tion. It tore open one side of tbe dynamite
car and exposed to view tons of the owerful
explosive, whilo for soma unaccountable, rea
son this vast amount of dynamite, with energy
enough to blow an entire city off tho earth,
did not explode. If it had not a person in all
theso 1S3 passengers would have escaped.
HIS LIFE SAVED BY A NOISE.
Jinrrovv Escape of a Diamond Expert from
Being Brained by a Bobber.
Xew Yoek, Aug. 3. Alexander Xewberger
has a largo jewelry establishment nt Xo. 1317
Broadway. He is tho expert for tho Xew
York Jewelers' Association. At all times
there is a large amount of precious stones In
bis show cases and safes. A week ago a man
walked Into the store and left n largo dia
mond to bo reset. Two days ago he carried
the set diamond awav-. lie had given tho
name of Edward Williams. When this man
entered tho store again to-day Mr. Xewberger
was alone, nil his clerks having gone to
Williams entered the store hurriedly with
every appearance of anger. Ho had just
mado the discovery, ho said, that his diamond
bad been chipped in tho setting nnd he
wanted both on explanation and another dia
mond. "Impossible"' exclaimed Mr. Xewberger.
"Whj-, I set it myself."
"Xevertheless tho gem bad been chipped,"
said tho man. Tho diamond expert took tho
ring and put his magnifying glass to his eye.
As be was about to bend his head to examfno
it somo slight noiso caused him to look up.
That slight noise saved his life, for a heavy
pieca ot lead plj o held by Williams descended
and grazed his head. Had ho not turned tbo
pipe would have struck falrl As it was. he
wus all but stunned, but still had sufficient
firesenco of mind to snatch up a revolver that
ay on .1 shelf behind him, at tbe same timo
crying loudly for help.
Tho revolver or the cry warned Williams
that his plot had failed. In nn instant hewa3
gone, and would havo been loct in the crowded
street bad not a neighboring storekeeper
grabbed the running man. Before Williams
could offer any resistance a detective and a
policman who chanced to bo near pounced
upon him, and handcuffed ho marched to the
Willi ims described himself as thirty-thrco
years old, a laborer, and says he camo here a
week ago from Denver. Beyond this nothing
moro could bo Ic irned. Tho police aro confl-
dent that they will soon learn that Xeivbcrger's
assailant is a noted criminal.
Aftermath of the Whisk Riots
CoLraniA, S. C, Aug. 3. Tho Stato caused
the arrest to-day ot twelve prominent citizens
of Darlington for participating in tho whisky
not there last spring. Tho arrests were mado
by State Detective Xewbold. Charles McCul-
lough. L. A. Xorment. K. I). Lucas, and Henr"
Anpelt, who arecharged with tho murderof
Constablo Pepner: G. S. Xettlus, Dr. J. C.
Wilcox, W. O. livrd. S. H. Wilds. C. S. Mc
Cullough. Melverx VHliinmson, L. M. Xor
ment. anil J. H. Edmunds w ere arrested for
shooting into a train in which the constables
were. The' all g ive bond, and tho prelimi
nary hearing will take placo on tho Hth m
stint. The attornev- general 5.133 the cases
"will bo pushed to tho end.
Locked Out by the Cordage Trust.
Bi-ooklt-,-, X. Y., Aug. 3. About 500 em
ployes in Tucker's Rope Works wero locked
out to-day by tho United Stales Cordage Corn
pan', better known as the Cordage trust,
which controls tho works Last April tho
cmpl03cs were locked out nnd returned to
work at a reduction of 10 percent. The
trust controls other rope works in this cits-,
nnd it is probable that they will also bo closed.
It is said that tho trust is determined to lessen
the production and thus enbnnce prices.
To Establish a Tin Plate I nctory.
Lor.Aiv, Ohio, Aug. 3. It is understood
that tho Johnson Steel Company, ot this
place, has entered into a contract with n com
pany to erect n tin plate factory here. It will
bo a very large conceruandwiil.it is said,
employ 1,000 men. Tho tin sheets will bo
furnished tho now concern by tho Johnson
otcs from the Capitol.
Tho money is paid by tbo Indians and not
by tho governmtnt.
The Xew Mexico nnd Arizona admission
bills wero reported to tho Senato yesterday.
Senator Peffer. 3 esterday introduced a bill
diroctinc tbo Secretary of Agriculture to con
struct reservoirs for tho storage of rainwater
in tho semi-arid States, and appropriating
5500,000 for this purpose.
A pension bill for tho widow of Lieut.
Frederick Schwutka, tbo arctic explorer, has
been reported favorably to tho Senate from
tho Committeo on Pensions, with nn amend
ment reducing tho amount from c50 to ?30
Tho bill authorizing tho payment of tho
610,000 for legal services to tbo Cherokeo In
dians to Congressman Heard, tho chairman
of the House District Committeo, was taken
up and passed unanimously by tho Uouso
Representative Baker, of Kansas, has intro
duced a bill to anthorize tbo Secretary of Ag
riculture to establish reservoirs for tho stor
age of rain water for the tillable lands west of
tho ninet3-sixth meridian. Channels for dis
tributing tho water aro also contemplated in
the plan, and an appropriation of 500,000 is
CHINA SHOWING HER TEETH
Japanese Vessels Are to Be Destroyed
EDICT ISSUED BTTHB EflrBROI
All Forcei of the Empire Placed Under th
Direction of LI Hun Chang Bumor Thai
the Japanese Have Gained Another YlCtOTJ
Protection for Missionarici.
London, Aug. i. dispatch to tho Times
from Tien Tsin, dated August 2, 11:10 a. nu,
savs: The preamblo of on Imperial edict just
issued recites China's claims InKjrea, its
hundreds of years suzerainty of thai country
and the constant assistance it has rendered
the vassal king to subdue rebellions. China,
it continues, recently sent forces) to Korea
with this object la view. Japan, without ths
right, also sent troops, ani refused to with
draw them. She has farther sunk a transport
carrying Chinese soldiers, and her action hai
been condemned by other powers.
Tho Emperor places nil the military au
thorities under Viceroy Li Hung Chang, who
will protect tho rights of tho empire. He also
orders tho capture and destruction of Japan
ese snips wherever found. It is probable
that a copy of tho edict will bo communicated
to tho representatives ot foreign powers to
day. The Times says: Xo confirmation of the re
ported degrading of LI Hung Chang has
reached us. and tho source of tho Viceroy's
alleged disgrace appears to bo Inconsistent
with tho terms ot tho imperial edict men
tioned in our dispatch from Tien Tsin,
JAPASESE VICTOET EEPOBTED.
A dispatch to tbo Chroniclo from Tokio
says: It is reported that thero has been a
fresh collision between tho Japanese and the
Chinese troops In Korea. It seems that after
their recent defeat tho Japanese assembled
their whole available st ensrth and took tho
offensive, achieving a decided victory over
the Chinese. Details of tho battle are ex
In an interview to-day, Hon. Thomas
F. Bayard, tho United States ambas
sador, sa'd, in regard to tho Chinese
Japanese troubles, that the attitude of tho
United Stntes would bo ono of Denevolent
neutrality, and added that tho instructions
s"nt to the United States envoys at Pekln and
Tokio were direct evidence of that attitude.
31r. Bavard, leaves London for Genoa, oa
August 11, with tho intention of enjoying a
few week's yachting in the Mediterranean.
3Ir. Eaard will return to London befote
leaving for tho United States.
SAFETT Or 2IIS3I0-JAME3.
Xashtille, Tenn., Aug. 3. Tho executive
committeo of foreign missions ot the Southern
Presbyterian church met in called session
here to-dav to consider the question of tha
safety of their missionaries in China, Japan
and Korea. Tho committeo directed the
secretary to telegraph Dr. J. W.
Bac-hmun. who i3 now in Washington, re
questing him to call upon tho Secretary of
State, tho envoys of China and Japan, and
tho board of missions of tho Xorthern Presby
terian church in Xew York nnd tako all nec
essary steps for tho protection of the mission
aries in those countries. A committee reDre
snting tbo Xorthern Presbyterian church
will havo an interview this week with Secre
tary Gresham in regard to tho safety of their
WELLMAK MUST BE RESCUED.
Baron Xordcnskjold Says That a Relief
Expedition Is cccssary.
Londov. Aug. 3. Tho Times says: The
Roal Geographical Society has received the
following telegram from Baron Xordensk jold:
"Tho steamer Eagnvald Jarl. which con
veyed tho eilman expedition to tho polar
regions, has been crushed b3the ice near
Waldea Island. Six men, who were with the
expedition, have returned to Xorway. The
other members ot the party continued north
ward on the ice, but it is evidently impossible
for them to penetrate far, and the expedition
is likely to return, very much exhausted, to
tbe Swedish houses nt Mossel Bay. These
bouses are excellent, but the provisions they
contain will not be sufficient. In August nnd
September there will probably bo no Ico be
tween Enyl nnd Icefjord, and llossel Bay will
then be nce-sible. I think a relief expedition
LotDov, Aug. 3. Henry W. Fielden, the
arctic voyager, writos to the Standard that
Mr. Wellman appears to have behaved ex
actly as it would bo expected a pluck' Ameri
can would do under the circumstances. "If he
succeeds." Mr. Fielden says, "in reaching Gill
Island it will bo a veiy interesting perform
ance nnd will repay tho Wellman party for
the trials and anxiety they must havo en
countered." In the Interest of Temperance.
Oceav Gbove, X. J., Aug. 3. At the
convention of tho Xational Temperanc
Camp Meeting Association this morning,
Bey. Or. Mangin, ot Xew York, made
nn address. Ho contrasted the work
of tho Church with that ot the saloons,
nnd concluded that the stioons and not
tho churches must bo abolished. Gen. O,
O. Howard then spoke. His tbemo was,
"Alcohol is a snare and a curse." Iho morn
ing session concluded with an nddress by Rev.
Dr. Cogsou. of tho Baptist Ministers' Home.
This afternoon un address was made by the
Bev. Dr. Burrell, of tho Collegiate Reform
Church of Xew York.
Gen. Trancis A. AValkcr, Ph. D.
nALLE, Aug. 3. During tho celebration ol
tho'second centenary of tho University ol
Halle to-day tho degree of doctor of phi.
losopby was conferred upon Prof. Francii
Amasa Walker, tho distinguished statistician
of Boston, Mass.. and president of tho Ameri
can Statistical Societj- and of the American
Frost for the Breezy West.
Cniciao, Aug. 3. Tho Weather Bureau hai
ordered frost signals displ.i3ed throughout
Wisconsin to-night, and Prof. Moore, ot the
bureau, predicts severe frosts in that State to
night. Lust night broko tbo record for cool
weather in tho month of August In Chicago,
nnd serious domago to tho crops in tho Xorth
vv est is feared.
Tbo British ship Columbian Chief, sup
posed to have been lost nt sea, is reported
safo at Taliul. Chili.
Ex-Gov. Austin Blair, of Jackson, Mich.,
was reported last night to bo dying from in
flammation of tno bladder and kidneys.
Judgo Bernard, of tho Petersburg (Va.)
corporation eourt. was stricken with apoplexy
early 3 esterday morning and died flvo hours
later. Ho leaves a widow and four children.
Tho Department of tho Platte announces
that a part ot tho troops in Montana and the
West, guarding railroad property, will bo re
tained thero oven if there is no more violence.
Rev. Georgo M. Searly, director of tho ob
servatory at the Catholic University of Wash
ington, lectured yesterday at the Catholic
Summer School of America, at riattsbarg,
A tumor weighing twenty-eight pounds and
nearly ten inches in diameter was taken from
the abdomen of Mrs. M. W. Howell at the
Mercy Hospital, Chicago, and she 13 now de
clared to bo out of danger.