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VOLUME LXXIII-NO. 44.
SLINGS OF MALICE.
President Carnot Again
AN ATTACK WITHOUT SENSE.
Driven to Desperation, the Enemies
of the Republic Seek to Pull
Down Its Chief.
£ j*clal to The Morning Cali.
New TonK, Jan. 12.— Smalley cabled to
tbe Tribune to-night from Paris: You are
likely to bear something during the next
few days of a fresh attack on the President
of tbe French Republic. It his been said
already that an attempt would bo made to
connect him with Baihut. When the sug
gestion was first offered it was in one or
two of the least reputable of the papers of
Paris. The decent public scouted it as
preposterous. The royalists would have
none of it. Scandal-mongers found it an
unprofitable scandal, and it teemed to die
a natural death. Now it crops up again as
one more proof of the desperate straits to
which the enemies of the republic are re
duced. But who are its enemies? It was
In a reactionary journal that this contempt
ible scandal was started, and it was the
journals of the gutter which took it up.
They were not very formidable, albeit two
of them have pandered so skillfully to pas
sion for scandal as to to raise their emula
tion to enormous figures, one to a quarter
of a million.
But to-day the note is different The at
tack c<>mes from another quarter. The
radicals have fastened ou it and seem dis
posed to make it their own. Discredited,
discontented, defeated, they turn upon the
President. They have always been a rule
or-ruln party. To rule tbey have never at
tained. They have had representatives in
various Cabinets. Sometimes they have
bad Prime Ministers, though never one
thoroughly identified with the extreme sec
tion. They have bad Goblet and they have
had De Frevcinet. They have had Fioquet
as President of the Chamber, in which they
number about ninety. In neither of those
ministries, nor eveu in the Chamber, have
they had a majority or an efficient control
of affairs. They never got hold of the
machine. They were never strong enough
to compel Carnot to offer the presidency of
the Council to their real chief, Clemenceau.
Such mischief as they have been able to do
tbey have done by cabals and coalitions in
The hour has now struct for cabals and
coalitions on the outside, for a campaign in
the streets or in the sewers. It Is the radi
cals who snath at the calumny the reac
tionaries had dropped. They wish to add
to the Panama crisis, and they summon, as
usual, the worse enemies of the republic to
"Get rid if the radicals I" cries a radical
organ. "You will soon see whether they
are to be got rid of."
The echo comes from another, more radi
cal still: "Maneuver us out of office We
will show ycu what wiil come of that."
And a leading royalist she. t remarks glee
fully, "Carnot cannot long resist the new
assault." The friends of the two victims
of Tuesday say to all comers that, while
neither Freycinet nor Fioquet will openly
attack the President, they will do nothing
to restrain those cf their political associates
who may think it their duty to upset Car
not Such A- movement will have their
sympathies if not thei. active help.
Those concerned In it begin cautiously.
They print a document or two. They give
the hint, Paris utters the first word. The
journals of the provinces profit by the hint
reprint the documents and to It add a few
words of their own. Paris alone might not
suffice. Carcot's popularity in the provinces
Is immense. He has the confidence of the
people of France. It must be undermined
If he is to be overthrown.
Never, perhaps, did a political intrigue or
a personal attack on a great officer of the
state or the chief magistrate of a great re
public rest on so slight a foundation, It Is
so slight that in ordinary times it would not
support the most casual calumny. But these
are net ordinary times, aud It Is believed by
some men that something can be made out
of the Baihut incident.
Let us look at the Baihut incident again,
then. Tbe story can be retold In half a
dozen lines: Charles de Lesseps, whose
testimony is evidently believed by the pros
ecution to be true, declared in court on
Tuesday that in 1886 Baihut, then Minister
of Public Works asked him for 1,000,000
francs as the price of his support of the
bill for the Panama lottery loan. He paid
Baihut 375,000 francs. The rest was
not paid, because the bill was
not passed. D. Lesseps made no
mention of Carnol's name, bat la
1886 Freycinet was Prime Minister.
Baihut was Minister ol Works in the Frey
cinet Cabinet, and Car.iot was Minister of
Finance. T.ne bill brought in by Baihut
was backed, to use au English phrase, by
Sanit-n, Minister of the Interior, and by
Carnot, Minister of Finance. Therefore,
say the authors of the present onslaught
upon the Pie? den*, the presumption is that
the money paid by De Lesseps to Baihut
was divided by him with Sarrien and Car
not, whether for their own benefit cr for
tha secret funds of their respective depart
ment is not stated. Of evidence to support
tbis charge there is at present none. . It is
not known or alleged that Baihut accused
Carnot of being his accomplice.
The appearance of Carnot's name on the
back of the Panama bill Is a formality.
He, as Minister of Finance, would be con
sulted about a financial proposition of such
Importance as the Panama loan. It may
be assumed that he approved of it. You are
then asked to assume further that be ap
proved i-aihut's demand to be bribed by
De Lesseps. The sober-minded public will
think lt time enough to consider tbat ques
tion when some evidence Is produced. The
present appeal is to those who prefer to act
without evidence, without even a shadow
of reasonable presumption, against every
probability, and in the presence of a char
acter of which honesty is the foundation
stone. We shall soon see what success at
tends a campaign of this sort.
There is a better feeling to-day about tho
new Ministry, and a more general belief
that no serious attack on it In the Chamber
need be expected at once. The radicals
are more or less demoralized by the paralysis
of their leader. They do not yet know
whether PloQuat is ready to follow Clemen
ceau's line, to attack whenever hep sees a
chance, nor whether Clemenceau is pre
pared to see Fioquet step Into bin shoes, nor
what sort of reception the late president of
the Chamber might meet with if he did.
SEVERE, BUT JUST.
Charles de Lesseps Gets Some Hard
Paris, Jan. 12. — The courtroom was
thronged again to-day at the resumption of
the trial of the l'anama defendants. Ros
tignol, accountant for the Panama Com
pany, was excluded from the room. Presi
dent Perivier remarking that the accounts
must have been recast before being submit
ted to export examination. Moncicourt,
liquidator for the Panama Company, de
posed that Ferdinand de Lesseps, In
disregard of all warnings, insisted on pro
ceeding with the Panama enterprise regard
less of cost. The expenses, Moncicourt
stated, were excessive throughout.
Moncicourt added that the Baron
Reinric and MM. Levy and Cremieux were
deputed to pay for certain support to be
given the company in Its schemes, but he
was certain that Reinach retained the
greater part of the funds entrusted to him
for the purpose.
President Perivier turned'to Charles de
Lesseps and reproached him severely for
having permitted this.
Engineer Rousseau next described the
The Morning Call.
method of inspecting the canal on which he
based tbe famous report which was in part
suppressed. Heal J o stated that Ferdinand
de Lesseps had a blind faith in bis own
good fortune, and supreme influence and
direcliou in the management of work on the
The first word spoken at the trial in favor
of Charles de Lesseps came from Sir John
Stokes, Great Britain's representative in
the Suez Canal Company, who testified that
be regarded Charles de Lesseps as loyal
aud upright and incapable of a dishonest
Engineer Dingier estimated that the cut
ling of tho Panama Canal could not have
been done for less than 2,000,000,000 francs
j or in fewer than fifteen or twenty years.
Search was made tins afternoon in the
j office of M. Propper, formerly a partner of
Baron do Reinach, and it is reported that
napers concerning the lobbying done by the j
x |otorious intermediary, Alton, were seized.
■ The presiding Judge was severe in his
't.atment of Charles de Lesseps. M.
litorious intermediary, Alton, were seized.
The presiding Judge was severe in his
.atment of Charles de Lesseps. M.
ncleourt had stated that He Kelnaeh
sl.ked the blood of the company by ob
ti uing enormous sums with which to bribe
Senators and D epulles and other influential ;
'•You had no confidence in his morality?"
asked Judge Perivier.
"No, but he was very clever," replied M.
Turning to Charles de Lesseps Judge
Per^ver inquired sharply, "and how did
you understand that Baron deKeiuach used
"ilr remunerating financiers," answered
De Lei - -
■ \i|'l, without doubt, Senators, Deputies
anc .Ministers A number of persons,
ho\.evt.r, offeied their assistance to Baron
de I-eljiach and to M. Cremleux, who wa3
first charged with the di>t ribulion of the
"1 at is, you gave them a dirty Job
whit i you preferred not to do yourself, but
provided them with the means of doing."
Chs.h's DeLesseps winced and locked
down, but made no reply.
The Panama developments form almost
the so. a topic of discussion everywhere, and
the next move looked for on the part of the
authorities is said to concern De Freycinet.
It is recalled that the ex-Minister of War
was an intimate friend of Cornelius Herz
and frequently drove to llerz' place at
Tresserv , near Aix, to onj y the hospital
ity of tit. and Mrs. Herz. How far this
close personal intimacy may have gone is a
matter of conjecture, but the friendship of
De Frey In is believed to have been put
to an industrious use by Herz in his pecu
liar operations. It Is stated there Is no evi
dence of netnal corruption on the part of
De Freycinet and that 'thing more can be
shown against him than complaisance
toward others who were corrupt.
De FreycV ■■: is represented lo have been
terribly shocked by the statements from
America regarding the antecedents of Herz,
whom he professed to consider a person of
high probity and of excellent character.
De Freycinei's friends cite on ibis subject
the fact that previous to the present ex
posure the records of Herz at Changellerle
oftheLecion of nor was not only ored
itablo but brilliant, that Da Freycinet bad
no better opportunity thau the Changel
lerie for know c his real history of an ad
venturer. De 1 .eycinet denies having gone
with a slouched at and his collar pulled up
about bis ears to Herz' place, because it is
not his way to! do things in a melodramatic
fashion like a -(i-v. brigand.
KIND TO RIBOT.
No Disposition in the Chamber to Press
Paris, Jan. 12.— The Chamber .1 Depu
ties showed Us confidence in the Govern
ment to-day by delea'Jng, 266 1 1 22:., a mo
tion asking the Government to fix a day for
a new election.
There is a prevalent disposition among
the Republican Deputies not to pre-*. Ribot
too closely in the present crisis, and to allow
him every opportunity to surround himself
with satisfactory assistants.
The retirement of Birdenu from the Min
istry of Marine has greatly strengthened
public confidence int. the Government.
Jules Ferry is quoted as saying that all
steady-going Republican, ought to unite In
opposition to a dictator}!! p. to the restora
tion of the monarchy or the empire aud to
anarchy. A close watch must be kept over
the intrigues of the enemies ot the constitu
tion, who will endci.vor to pare a coup
Vice-Admiral Ri.eur.ier has accepted the
office of Minister of Marine, formerly held
by M. Burdeau, thus compietingthe Cabinet.
A PRINCE IN PERIL.
Bold Conspirator. Sought to Kid
Even After the Plot Had Been Dis
covered an Attempt Was Made
to Carry It Out.
-pedal to The Mokni..- Call.
Buda Pesta. Jan. Despite official
dentals the PestJ Herlap insists upon the
truth of the reports concerning the plot to
kidnap the Prince of Montenegro. Tho
plot was concocted in Celtluje, the capital
of Montenegrin, says the Ileriap, and was of
clerical origin. It was discovered just be
fore its maturity, but a desperate effort was
made by the conspirators to carry it Into
execution, and about 300 men started for the
palace to seze the Prince. Warning was
received at the palace, already doubly
guarded, aid all tbe military in the city
were called out.
The soldiers met the eoMnrator. a short
distance from the city and began firing at
once. The conspirators, wlio wen well
armed, returned the fire and tried to charge
throng!) the troops, but were repulsed.
After thirty-six of the conspirators, had
been killed and ninety wound"! the at
tempt to seize the Prince was abandoned.
Some thirty of Ibe uninjured wpjro arrested
and the rest fled. Subsequently, says the
Hirlap, twenty-eight priests were arretted
for having led in th*. formation and at
tempted execution of the plot.
He Has Flown With Intent to Defraud
London. Jan. 12.— A receiving order in
bankruptcy has issued against J. S. Balfour,
Liberal member of Parliament for Burnley
and prominently before the public, owing to
his inter, in the London and Genera]
Bank, tho IVherat. r Building Society. the
House and Investment Trust, am. other in
stitutions which have suspended with liabil
ities of many millions of pounds. The order
statt'^that his present address is unknown
and describes the suit as an action fn bank
ruptcy owing to the debtor's depasture with
Intent to defeat and defraud his creditors.
It is reported that Balfour Is now la South
America. The .bankruptcy of Balfour will
make his seat in Parliament vacant and tbo
Liberals will have to fight to retain the seat.
No Man Knows Where Is the Laguna
DUBANGO, Mexico, Jan. 12.— News comes
from Mazatlan of a most remarkable occur
rence, the disappearance of Laguna Muli.,
or Mother Lake, one of the most beautiful
sheets of water in the State of Sinaloa. It
was about thirty miles long and twelve
wide, and situated at the foot of the Sierra
Madre, the surrounding country being de
voted to agriculture. \
Pacified the Rebels.
Buenos ayres, Jan. 12.— Senor Marco
Avellane, confidential agent, sent by the
Federal Government to Corrientes to pacify
the province, succeeded in inducing the
rebels to lay down; their arms, and the at
tempted revolution Is at an end.:
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY MORNING, JANUARY 13, 1893-EIGIIT PAGES:
CANADA TO BLAME
Her Own Folly Raised Up
FOR A GREAT LAKE CANAL.
There Is in Session a Convention That
Will Endeavor to Settle Many
Epeclal to The Morning Call.
Washington, Jan. 12.— A convention of
representatives of the commercial bodies
and the lake interests of the country, called
by the Duluth Chamber of Commerce, to or
ganize a movement in support of a scheme
to unite the great lakes and the ocean by a
shin canal through United States territory,
met here to-day. Between seventy-five and
100 delegates were present. Mr. Baldwin,
president of the Duluth Chamber of Com
merce, was made temporary chairman.
After some speechmaking the committees
on credentials and permanent organization
were organized and a recess taken.
At the afternoon session a number of ad
dresses were delivered, among them one by
George 11. Ely of Cleveland, who advised
that for the present the convention confine
itself to a declaration In favor of an appro
priation by Congress to make a survey of
routes for the canal. Speaking of the extent
of Internal improvements in this country,
Mr. Ely said that the impression prevailed
that the United States expended more than
any other nation. As a matter of fact, he
said, there had been expended, all told, by
the National and State Governments from
1787 to 1690, for the improvement of rivers
and liar! and the building of canals less
than $230,000,000, France has expended
over 5300.C00.0C0, with nothing like the ex
pectationor permaneutbenefit that premises
to the United States.
* The committee on permanent organiza
tion reported, recommending the following
officers: President, George 11. Ely of Ohio;
vice-presidents— C. W. Otaood of Vermont
and William A. Sweet of New York, with
au honorary vice-president from each State;
secretary, _.. A. Thompson of Minneapolis,
Ely stated that his platform would be in
favor of a waterway from the lakes to the
sea over the territory of the United States
and a complete independence of and a cessa
tion of legislation in favor of Canadian
transportation. A committee on resolutions
was appointed and letters were read from
President-elect Cleveland, Vice-President
Morton and others regretting their inability
to he present B__S
The Resolutions Committee has prepared
a report asking Congress for an spproorta
tl"ti to make a survey and thus to deter
mine whether or not a ship canal from the
lakes is feasible.
At the evening session a number of Con
gressmen wire present An address was
made by Secretary Thompson of Duluth,
who presented economic and strategic argu
ments in favor of the scheme.
The President Can Stop the System
if He Chooses.
W'Asn_XGT..N, Jan. 12.— The President is
still giving dose consideration to the sub
ject of freights brought over the Canadian
Pacific l._tilr«-nd. Two new points were
discoveird to-day, viz.: That the original
law _p.cl.ied that Ihe consular seal system
was to be applied to freights which were
products of contiguous foreign countries
only, and that Py the Canadian law the
United States consular ( fficers guilty of
fraud or. the United States revenues are not
amenable to arrest so long as they remain
In Canada. Tbe large bulk of the freights
handled by the Canadian Pacific Railroad
and which come into this country uuder
seal are the products of other foreign coun
tries, notably Japan and China. Did this
class of freight not enjoy the privilege of
the consular seal system they would enter
this country at American ports ond be
transported by American railroads. These
two points are considered important as
giving the President the power, if he
chooses to exercise It, of suspendine the
operation of the consular seal system with
out any action by Congress.
The Monterey Will Probably Not Earn
Washington, Jan. —Irving M. Scott
say. he expects the Monterey to be in com
mission by February 18, though he hardly
expects that she will earn any premium for
speed because the vessel takes water over
her bows. Mr. Scott says be does not en
tertain much hope thai the Cramps can be
induced to sublet the contract for one of the
new vessels to the Union Iron Works.
Pensions have been granted as follows:
California: Original— Adolphus L. Oxton,
Thomas Duffey, Edward Price, Andrew F.
Ogden, Amos Harry, Silas G. Ilickok,
Nicholas Messcr. Additional— William I.
Howard. John Casey, William Stilwell,
Lewis K. Wiley, William Clark. Patrick
Fogarly. Increase— F. Kilby. Reissue—
George B. llewes. Original widows and
minors— Margaret Caldwell, Clara A. Els
mere, America Murphy.
Oregon: Additional— Jacob F. Erben,
William T. Westfall.
' Washington— Eli M. Long, Ellis Dean.
Original widow— Ellis L. Dent.
TAYLOR IS INTERESTED.
A Commissioner Seeking to Make His
Job No Sinecure.
Washington, Jan. 12.— Commissioner of
Bailtoadtfi. A. Taylor is making himself
veiy < onspicueus just now by his advocacy
of the plan to extend the time of payment
of the debts due the Government from the
bond-aided Pacific railroads. He has an
other Interview in this morning's Post.
Just why Commissioner Taylor should at
this time take such an activo interest in the
welfare of these roads is not plain to some
people, Mr. Taylor seems to be excelling
his authority iv executing the duties re
quired of the sinecure he balds.
VALE BEN BUTLER.
The Body of the Noted Statesman
Taken to Lowell.
Washington, Jan. N l2.— After brief re.
ligious services at the house the train bear
ing the body of General Butler left Wash
ington at 8:18 o'clock this afternoon for
Lowell, over the Pennsylvania and the New
York and New England roads. President
Harrison paid a visit to the Ballet house
this afternoon and viewed the body of tho
dead general; • ■
A STORY DISCREDITED.
The Union Pacific Is Still in the Puget
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 12.— Tho trans
continental conference continued in session
all day, the timo being devoted to further
consideration of rates, but no decision was
reached when an adjournment was taken.'
The reported division of territory which
gave the Northern Pacific and the Great
Northern all the Washington business and
limited the Union Pacific to California was
discredited. ' , -
POWER OF THE COMBINE.
No Receiver for the Central Railroad
of New Jersey.
Philadelphia, Jan. 12. —A special to
the Press from Trenton says,: The decree
of Chancellor McGill In the suit in chancery
of the Attorney-General against the Cen
tral Railroad Company of Sew Jersey was
filed to-day. The case Is before the court
on the order to show cause why a receiver
shall not be appointed to take charge of
the read cenerally; or with such powers In
relation to the transportation of coal over
the Central Railroad us may be necessary
to enforce obedience to the injunctions.
The Chancellor decided that the present
status of the case does not require the- ap
pointment of a receiver. lie will refer the
case to the Master in Chancery, inquire
whether the injunctions are vow being
obeyed, and further order in the premises
will be reserved until the coming of the re
Blame Was Thought to Have Had a
Washington, Jan. 12.— Blame is re
ported much improved this morning.
This evening messages were hastily dis
patched for both Dr. Johnston and Dr.
Hyatt. Young Mr. Blaino was quickly
summoned. This, taken in connection with
v the evidences of unusual commotion about
the family residence, led the newspapermen
to believe thai Blame had suffered a serious
After twenty minutes' consultation Dr.
Johnston left the house. He stated that
nothing of a serious nature had occurred
and that Blame's condition was practically
unchanged. lie said that whenever any
symptom developed that might he con
strued by the attendant as unfavorable the
physicians were immediately notified, but
this did not indicate a change for the worse.
Dr. Hyatt said that the trouble was the
difficulty the invalid experienced in breath
ing. The attendant supposed that the
labored respiration was caused by an attack
of heart failure, but the heart was found
not to be affected. Medicine was adminis
tered and the unfavorable symptoms passed
Blame is weaker to-night than since tho
relapse of two nights ago. His physicians,
Dr.. Johnston and Hyatt, called at 9:30
o'clock and remained in the sickroom for
forty minutes, during which time they
made a thorough examination of the pa
tient and gave him some additional
medicines. The guarded utterances of the
doctors were especially significant, more
from what they failed to say than what
they actually .aid. Dr. Hyatt is still at the
house and it looks as if one or both doctors
would remain all night.
Washington, Jan. 13.— At 2 A. m. all is
quiet about the Blame mansion, ono of the
doctors -till being there.
At 4 o'clock there was no apparent change
in the condition of affairs at the Blame
REST HIM IN PEACE.
Last Honors to the Memory of
An Imposing Ceremony With Swing
ing Censers in the Marble Room
of the Capitol Building.
_>Fe_lal to Toe Jloiiniso Call.
Washington, Jan. 12.— Both House and
Senate, soon after meeting, ami without
transacting any business, took a recess to
attend the funeral of the late Senator Kenna
of West Virginia.
Tho body of the late Senator was con
veyed to the Capitol this morning, in the
midst of a blinding snowstorm. It lay in
the marble room, the members of the fam
ily having taken their farewell view before
the body left the residence. The casket
was not opened. It was covered with black
cloth, on which lay a bunch of palms and
roses, while at the foot was a sheaf of wheat,
bound with palms and violets. There were
many floral tributes from members of the
Senate and House and friends of the de
ceased. In spite of the storm outside the
galleries were crowded before the opening
of the services. The bier was placed at tho
head of the main aisle of the Senate cham
ber, and the members of tho lower house
entered, led by Speaker Crisp, who took his
place beside the Vice-President
General Schofield. commanding general
of the ai my, arrived unannounced and took
a seat at the end of the row reserved for
the President and Ills Cabinet. Theu th"
diplomatic corps, headed by Sir Julian
I'Buncefo'e, arrived and were received with
the same ceremony as the House. Followed
by the diplomats were the Chief Justice
and Associate Justices of the Supreme
Court of the United States, President
Harrison and the members of his Cabinet,
and the family of the dead Senator in
At 1 :i" p. m. a procession of robed priests,
preceded by ncolytes bearing a censer and
tall wax candles lighted, marched down the
aisle, followed by a squad of the Capitol
police in full uniform.cscdrtingaud carrying
the casket, which was covered with palms
and flower;'. Tbe priests with Bishop
Keaae of the Catholic University in his
purplo robes, ranged themselves about the
coffin, and Father Donoghne opened the
religious services by walking around the
coffin and sprinkling it witn holy water.
Up' was attended by an acolyte waving the
censer, the fumes of which pervaded the
chamber. He rend the funeral services of
the Catholic church, first in Latin and
then in English, and Bishop Keano of
the Catholic University then took hi
place at the head of the coffin and preach rd
the funeral sermon. Behind him, oh the
de. of the secretary, stood a gilt crucifix
with gilt candelabra on either side. in each
of which burned five large wax candles,
while opposite, at the foot of the coffin,
stood three altar-boys robed In white and
red, and one of them holding a tall crucific,
and the others on each side bearing lighted
Iv the course of his remarks Bishop
Keane said: "At the request of his Emi
nence Cardinal Gibbous, and a . his repre
sentative ou this solemn occasion,' it is my
privilege to offer Senator Kenna the
church's tribute of respect and affection.
His country has given, and will yet give.fit
ting expression to the appreciation of the
yrehss energy, the distinguished ability
and the blameless integrity with which he
filled for so many years tho high office to
which his lei low-citizens had called him.
l.et it be permitted to his mother church to
mingle her accents with those of his country
to tell of those qualities that made him near
and dear to her. Yea, those qualities in
which lay the real secret ol all his public
The Bishop then discoursed on the sub
ject of fallh and of the good qualities of
Hint living up to an ideal faith would pro
duce in man. *
At the close of the sermon, which was de
livered with strong emphasis and listened
to with the greatest interest by the large
assemblage in the chamber, the priests
again formed in procession and retired by
one of the side doors, and the family of the
dead Senator did the same. The Congres
sional committee, in whim scarfs, then
arise and left the chamber by the main
aisle, followed by a squad of Capitol police
bearing the casket. Then the guests of the
Senators left the Senate in the order of their
nnival and the crowded galleries were grad
ually emptied. The Senate then adjourned
until to-morrow at noon.
The body of tho dead Senator was taken
to the Chesapeake aud Ohio Railroad sta
tion. There it was placed in the baggage
car of a special train.
The House, after returning from the
Kenna funeral exercises, adjourned as a
further mark of respect.
A Whip Trust.
Sim.ing.iki.d, Mass., Jan. 12.— The Wake
field Rattan Company; with a capital of
several millions and largo branches In
Boston, Chicago and San Francisco, has
decided, if the proposed syndicate's plans
for a whip trust are carried out, that it will
establish large whip-manufacturing plants
in Westfield and throughout the Middle nnd
Western States in opposition to the syndi
cate. . -';■".'
New York, Jan. 12.— One • death from
typhus fever is reported.
TALKING OF MONEY
Future of the Banking
WORDS FROM INSIDE SOURCES
(living an Indication of the Probable
Course of the Administration
Special to The Morning Call.
Philadelphia, Jan. 12.— Tbo seven
teenth annual session of the American
Academy of Political and Social Science
convened here this evening at, the Drexcl
Institute. The president, Professor Ed
mund J. James of the Wharton School of
Finance and Economy, was In tho chair,
ami representative bankers of Philadelphia,
New Yolk and Baltimore occupied seats on
the stage. The topic of the evening was
"National versus State Banks of Issue,"
and papers wore submitted by Hon. Horace
White, editor of the New York Evening
Post, Hou. W. L. Trenholm of Ohio and A.
S. Hepburn, present Comptroller of the
The discussion had a significance far
beyond a mere academic debate, as the first
two of the three gentlemen are known to bo
intimate advisers of President-elect Cleve
land In financial matters, while Hepburn
represents Harrison's administration. Mr.
White, iv the leading paper of the evening,
save a sketch of the good and bad systems
of banking that existed before the war. .'; lv
the former category the governing principle
was that tha'' bank's assets should redeem
Its circulating notes. This, in the sneaker's
opinion, was the true theory of banking.
The bad systems were the free banks, espe
cially of the Northwestern States, which
copied after the New York system of issu
ing notes against securities lodged with a
public officer. The free bank system was a
step backward in the evolution of banking,
because it absorbed the bank's capital be
fore its doois were opened for business.
White thought that the system of banking
on. bond security was destined to perish
soon, because all the securities tit to be
used for the purpose were fast disappear
ing. The national bank-note system could
be preserved and improved, however, by a
very slight- change in the present law,
namely: Out of the present tax on bank
notes to cteate a safety fund, to be lodged
in the treasury, the amount of lt to be com
puted by actuaries, taking the national bank
mortality of the past twenty-live years as a
basis. Let the Government continue as
now to be responsible for the notes and to
hold the first lien on the assets and the per
sonal liability of the shareholders for its
own protection; all other parts of tho
national bank law to stand as now. When
ever the safety fund reaches an ascertained
amount let the participating bank, with
draw their bonds and sell them if they
This plan \.ou!d dispense with tho crav
ing for sliver currency because it would
furnish all the circulating notes needed;
and it would dispense with the need for
State bank note.-, because every facility for
sound banking that the State could possi
bly grant would be granted by the national
Hun. M. I). Ilarter of Ohio laid down
conditions to be adopted, which, ln his
opinion, were essential to the successful
financial future of the United States. Gold
must continue to be the sole standard of
value, and bimetallism must and can only
be maintained by limiting the coinage of
silver as we do now. The Government must
slop the issue of legal-tender paper, retire
in the best manner, and at as early it date as
can properly be done, all the paper it has
out, and must thereafter confine itself to
collecting taxes, disbursing the proceeds
and keeping its bands off the money market.
With tbs Government simply coining
freely all gold and restricting the coinage
of the baser metals every other form of
money would bo promptly redeemable or
convertable into gold, and tho volume under
auy good banking system would always be
what the business of the nation needed.
Barter then presented the bill introduced
in Congress nnd pictured the business of
the United States, free from Congressional
control, which would follow the adoption of
this plan, and said that while it provided
for State banking the banking of the future
would under the bill bo very largely done
by national banks and by banks and bank
ers, and not in Issuing notes.
Comptroller Hepburn's paper was on
State and national bank circulation. It
said, in part: The constitution provides
that Congress must provide all the money
that possesses a full debt-paying power.
By every consideration of sound business
principles it should provide all the money
the country requires. As In the past, so in
the future, every period of financial depres
sion would result in a moro or less general
suspension of specie payments by the hanks.
If state banks are allowed to circulate their
notes their acceptance becomes a business
necessity, and a State bank circulation loses
i's money power in a crisis.- Instead of pay
ing debt-*, it comes forward itself to be
paid and so adds to the danger.
If the States are to share with the United
States in the issuing of paper money we
will have a chain of sovereignties each
with varying laws and systems. The profit
of a bank's circulation depends upon the
length of time it is outstanding in order to
get their notes into general use, and keep
them outstanding the State banks would
seek to arrange with city correspondents
for their redemption, and as a result of the
intense competition for the strong bank ac
counts nil of cur cities would be drawn into
the meshes and weak and bad notes would
not he confined to their place of issue.
Circulation should be secured and when
United States bonds cease to exist other
suitable securities will exist. The function
of the Government Is not merely to protect
the note-hold. but so far as possible to
protect all creditors. In recent years bank 3
have become large owners of securities, and
since this is the case it would not be an
onerous provision to require them to own
the proper securities as the basis for the
PAYING OUT GOLD.
The Bank of France Comes Into the
Washington. Jan. 12.— Director of
the Mint lias received a cablegram from
Paris stating that the Bank of- Franco is
disbursing gold heavily for the reason that
the lawful note issue limit has been reached
and because of the recent large withdrawal
of notes by banks and others for the pur
pose of increasing their reserves. It is
believed at the Treasury Department that
the large disbursements of gold by the Bank,
of France, which is directly contrary to tho
policy it has pursued for the past ten years;
will bave the effect of sensibly reducing he
export of gold from the United States. The
Bank of France, it is stated, has $300,000,000
lv gold in its vaults, the accumulation of
CHARGES AGAINST OFFICERS.!
New York Inspectors and Captains in
a Peck of Trouble.
New York, Jan. 12.— Superintendent
Byrnes to-day preferred charges against
Inspectors" Williams and Mc A voy and Cap
tains.Westervelt, Stephenson aud Doherty,
charging neglect of duty on the part of the
accused officers in permitting gambling
dens and opium joints to remain open in
HER OWN CHILD.
-Mrs. Ellen Maddens Maternity Would ;
Not Be Denied.
: New York, Jan. 12.— Mrs. Ellen Madden,
who brought a baby to police headquarters'
last night, saying it was the deserted child
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of an other woman, and she wished to save
it from starvation, though the child was
really her own illegitimate offspring, which
she wished to get rid of, lias confessed the
plot, and says her husband is a commercial
traveler for a Sau Francisco tea house, who
was sent in 1891 to Chin.- as a buyer for the
firm. She received word he was about to
visit New York, and devised the above plan
to dispose of her illegitimate child. Mrs.
Madden was discharged when arraigned to
day on the charge of attempted desertion,
and directed by the court to take caro of
the child herself.
They Are Compelled to Leave South
Jackson, Miss., Jan. 12.— There is con
siderable excitement here over reports of
outrages against wealthy Jews in Southern
Mississippi. Hillock of Pike County has
been the principal sufferer at the hands ot
white caps. Within the last two months he
has lost twenty-seven tenement-houses by
fire and his negro farmhands have been
ordered to leave the country. He maintains
that an armed guard at his private resi
dence keeps it from being burned. Hil
lock claims to have been damaged $50,000,
and says he will move to New Orleans. The
negroes are being driven from all planta
tions owned by Jews and labor is demoral
To Be Composed of Representatives
From Twelve Cities.
Philadelphia, Jan. 12.— The National
'Cycling Association of America organized
hero to-day. Charles 11. Byrne of Brooklyn
was chosen temporary president and George
Wagner of Washington secretary. . The
association adjourned the meeting to New
York early in March, at the call of the com
mittee. A general outline of the proposed
organization was that it should be com
posed of individual representatives from
twelve cities in the United States, and the
association shall have absolute control of all
professional 'cycle racing and racing men,
licensing racers and trainers.
DOWN THE RAPIDS.
A Craft That Could Not Carry Her
Green River, Utah, Jan. 12.— Yesterday
afternoon the twin-screw launch Major
Powell started from the month of San
Rafael River for a trip through the Cataract
Canyon of the Colorado River. The craft
made the twelve miles in an hour, being
thrown from side to side of the stream in a
helpless condition. She managed to escape
the rocks, but nt the mouth of the cataract
struck a snag and sank. Every escaped.
This was the first trip down the rapids ever
made by a craft of her size.
CANNOT STAND ALONE.
Yon Caprivi Indulges in Some
Rather Plain Talk.
What It Is Necessary for Germany to
Do in Order to Hold Her Place
Special to The: Morning Cali.
Berlin, Jan. 12.— Chancellor yon Caprivi
lust night made an important argument be
fore the committee of the Reichstag consid
ering the army bill, giving his reasons why
it should be adopted without modification.
He declared there was no enmity betweeu
Germany and Russia, and that probably an
understanding existed between Rossis and
France regarding military arrangements.
There was a possibility of an attack on the
Triple Alliance, in which Germany as the
strongest member would have to bear the
burnt of the operations. Experience had
shown that when war was threatened It
was best for Germany to take the offen
sive, as it meant short wars, quick victories
and lasting results. To succeed in this kind
of warfare the alliance must have superior
numbers. At present, In fact, the alliance
had fewer numbers than their opponents.
The Government, therefore, will not be
able to take tho responsibilify of
the future defense of the country unless
the armaments are increased. The
chief object of the alliance with Italy,
he said, was to secure Austria's southern
frontier against France. He did not doubt
tho efficiency of the Austrian and Italian
armies, although some weakness in
their organization still existed. To add
force to the argumouts he advanced in sup
port of his measure, the Cbnncelior read
memoranda mndo in 1889 by Yon Aloltke.
in which be compared the military strength
of Germany and France. The Chancellor
laid much stress upon the passage occurring
In the memorandum in which Yon Mollke
said: "We are able to ward off an attack
from France; otherwise the German empire
could not exist. Even if we lose the first
battle we have the. Rhine defenses, which
me not equaled in tho world, besides Metz
and Strassbusg. If however, two of our
neighbors united and attacked us, we would
require the assistance of another power."
In the course of his speech Yon Caprivi
made extended reference to the internal
condition of France. country," he
said, "is in a state of ferment. Though
there are no statesmen in the country at the
present moment of such prominence as to
be likely to seize power, the probability of
a dictatorship should not be excluded from
Speaking of the renewal of the Triple Al
liance upon the expiration of the present
treaties, the Chancellor said that a renewal,
though hoped for, was not absolutely cer
The Chancellor's speech was listened to
with the closest attention. His presentation
of facts upon which the Government bases
its demands was lucid and forceful, and
will undoubtedly have much effect upon the
report the committee will submit to the
FOR A CABLE.
Canada Wants One Direct to Aus
Ottawa, 0n... Jan. 12.— The Dominion
Government has taken action in regard to
memorials from Canadian Boards of Trade,
urging the appointment of a -special com
mission to inquire into the most feasible
means of completing the telegraphic system
within the empire, Including a cable from
British Columbia to Australia. The Secre
tary of State, in reply, has announced that
copies of all documents have been forwarded
to the imperial authorities, with an Ultima,
lion i that the Canadian Government would
view with satisfaction the appointment of
a commission as prayed, and would gladly
send and bear the expenses of a delegate to
act upon such commission. The estimated
cost of a transatlantic cable is $10,000,000.
A contract has alseadv been entered into
between the Colony of Queensland, Austra
lia, and La Societe dcs Telegraphes Sous
marines fora cable from Brisbane, the capi
tal, to New Caledonia, the Fiji, Samoa and
Sandwich Islands. The idea of the pro
moters is to extend it to America. The
company has the option of making the ter
minus at San Francisco or Vancouver, con
sequently Canada will refuse., to grant a
subsidy unless the cable is extended direct
to British soil. __
' COTTON SPINNERS' STRIKE.
No Prospect of en Agreement Being
London,' Jan. 12. The conference be
tween the master cotton spinners and oper
atives on a strike against a reduction of 5
per cent in wages at Manchester to-day re
sulted in a disagreement and the strike
continues. The V masters*' claim the reduc
tion is absolutely necessary. It Is 'stated
in Oldham that the many millions invested
In cotton-mill . are paying 1 per cent and
the owners will be glad to dispose of them
'for half price. V'^SnHfliiMlfiHHl
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AN AVAILABLE MAN
Morgan for Secretary of
BUILDING A NEW CABINET.
Mr. Cleveland Would Seem to Have
a Decided Preference for States
men From the South.
Special to The Morning Call,
Washington, Jan. 12.— Senator Morgan
of Alabama to be Secretary of St-ite is the
latest piece of Cabinet information. It
comes from a member of the House who
was sent for by Mr. Cleveland during last
week to give him the benefit of his knowl
edge of men. This gentleman asserts that
Mr. Cleveland is seriously considering the
advisability of offering this portfolio to
Mr. Morgan, notwithstanding the Sen
ator's well-known opposition to Mr.
Cleveland's silver views. President-elect
Cleveland told the informant that he had
not selected anybody to fill the other places
in the Cabinet outside of Seuator Carlisle
for the Treasury Department. Mr. Cleve
land then proceeded to ask questions about
Colonel Morrison, Randolph Tucker, Blount
of Georgia, Culbertson of Texas, "Hoke"
Smith, Herbert of Alabama and ten or a
dozen other men whose names have been
from time to time mentioned in public print
in connection with the Cabinet.
THE KANSAS DEADLOCK.
It Would Seem That the Republicans
Have an Advantage.
TorEKA, Jan. 12.— Tne conference com
mittees of the two houses were unable to
reach an agreement as to the settlement
last night. The Populists wanted to turn
out the three Republican Postmasters
elected and substitute Populists. This
would give the Populists a clear majority,
and, of course, the Republicans would not
give in, so the conference adjourned. Other
conferences were held this morning, but
without result, and both houses met at tho
appointed time. Neither attempted to do
any business. Mrs. Lease was present and
encouraged the Populists to stand firm. The
Republicans have about completed the prep
arations for bringing mandamus proceedings
in the Supreme Court to compel the Secre
tary of State to turn over the papers in the
During the rolleall by the Republican
House this afternoon the Democratic mem
bers announced.that tbey had held aloof as
long as it was proper for them to do so;
but now, believing the Republican House
was the only properly organized one, they
would recognize it as such. The announce
ment was received with wild demonstra
tions by the Republicans. The Populists
are very much depressed.
The addition of the three Democrats to
the Republican membership gives the Re
publicans sixty-jive members, a majority of
five, composed of sixty-one Republicans,
one independent (Wilson) and three Dem
ocrats. The excitement caused by the action
of the Democrats soon subsided, and the
monotony of waiting for further develop,
meuts was resumed. The plan that the
Senate should recognize the Populist House
by resolution and the Governor should send
iv his message of recognition had mis
carried, the Senate adjourning without
taking action; but the Governor did not
hear of this until his message started out.
The Populists in the House cheered loudly
when it was received, while its reading was.
greeted with catcalls from the Republican
side. Some minor resolutions were then
offered on the Republican side, and the roll
call ordered on them showed that sixty
seven members answered to their names.
The Senate .lid Drastically nothing|to-day.
An attempt was made by tho more radical
•members to force a recognition of the Popu
list House, but it failed. All the morning
and a portion of the afternoon was spent in
awaiting a repoit from tho committee,
which had been at work all day. At 3
o'clock the Populist Senators, during a
recess, becoming impatient at the long
delay, voted in caucus to discbarge the
When the Senate reassembled a motion
was made to discharge the committee and
to recognize the Populists by adopting a
formal resolution to that effect. The motion
aroused animated discussion, and during
tiie debate the news came from the House
.that three Democrats of that body had
joined the Republicans. The effect was to
cause the Senators to proceed slowly. All
the Republican Senators opposed the dis
charge of the committee, and the Democrats
sided with the Republican?. Pending the
discussion, Leedy, Populist, move;] an ad
journment until to-morrow, which was
Shortly after reading the Governor's mes
sage both houses adjourned until to
morrow. The Republicans in caucus de
cided to assemble as usual in the morning
and await developments, and the Senate
has decided to recognize tho Populist
House in the morning.
Mandamus proceedings against Secretary
of State Osborne were begun this evening
in the Supreme Court to compel him to
hand over to Speaker Douglas of the Re
publican House a certified copy of the roll
of members elected to the House, on file in
bit offlee. The court will take up the mat
ter in the morning.
FROM SEVERAL STATES.
Clark Seems to Have the Call Now in
Helena, Jan. 12.— vote for United
States Senator to-morrow will probably
show a decided change. The supporters of
W. A. Clark called a caucus of Demo
cratic member? to-night at the Hotel Helena
and twenty-six legislators, all Democrats
but Beecher, who is a Populist, responded.
The Dixon men alone are staying out.
Hauser's name was withdrawn, and his
friends were urged to support Clark. A
ballot was then taken and (lark got all ot
the twenty-six votes. Ue will get the same
In the joint session to-morrow. The Clark
men are now holding a big celebration at
their headquarters, as they seem to think
that victory is assured. All they have to do
is to whip Into line the Dixon men. But
those who know Marcus Daly's hatred of
Clark thick this is no easy matter. ■ ....
Sanders (II.) still holds his 33 votes, and
may cat two Populists, If he shall this
would leave Beecher (Pop.) with tho decid
ing vote, and to-day he jumped into the
Clark ranks. -
Governor Rickards has appointed R. O.
Hickman, ex-Staje Treasurer, to he state
Land Commissioner, vice Granville Stuart.
Lincoln, Nebr.. Jan. 12.— 1n the State
Senate this morning the effort by the Inde
pendents to change the rulo which has
always prevailed in Nebraska that the Pres
ident of the Senate shall preside* over all
joint session?, so as t.i make the Speaker.of
the House the presiding officer, was de
feated by i vote of 19 to 0. The Republicans
and Democrats voted against the change.
, Omaha, Jan. 12.— A sensational story
comes from Lincoln at a lute hour to-night
to the effect that the constitutional time for
the election of a Senator by the Legislature
expires next Thursday, and unless the dead
lock is broken beforo that time Governor
15. yd, who still holds over, will be enabled
to appoint a successor to Senator Paddock.
Governor Crounse cannot be Inaugurated
until the deadlock 'is broken and the Legis
lature meet- in joint session.
Indianapolis, J. iii. 12.— Democratic
caucus to-night nominated Senator Turpie
for re-election. The caucus also adopted a
resolution indorsing tho message of tho re
tiring Governor, V. Chase (K.). The Gov
ernor, In his message, approved the new
tax law, which thu ,? Republicans attacked
during the campaign, and also commended,
the management of State institutions. .
The Republican caucus had tbo ' night be
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
fore repudiated the Governor's utterances
on these subjects.
Madison, Wis., Jan. 12.— Governor Peck
read his message to the Legislature in joint
session to-day. lt deals entirely with mat
ters of local interest. The United States
Senatorial fight promises to be a hot one.
HAitnisuuKG. Jan. 12.— The Legislature
will ballot for Senator next Wednesday.
Quay will probably be re-elected. The
Democrats will cast their votes for Ross.
.Hartford. Conn., Jan. 12 —In the Dem
ocratic caucus to-day ox-Congressman Car
les French was nominated for United
States Senator. The joint session will be
held on Tuesday next.
Olympia, Wash., Jan. 12.— G. W. Griggs
of Tacoma to-night received the caucus
nomination of the Democrats for United
States Senator. The Democrats practically
control the situation, and assert thoy will
dictate the election of the United States
Senator. The Allen and Turner forces are
hard at work, though neither have enough
votes to elect. Should the Allen and Tur
ner men refuse to caucus and a contest drag
through the session Governor McGraw
would appoint, and Allen would probably
be the man. Some believe the deadlock
will be broken by a dark horse in the person
of W. H. Calkins of Tacoma.
Some Doubt About the Row Between
Hill and Croker.
New York, Jan. 12.— A Tammany leader
Is quoted by the Post a. saying in regard te
the alleged break between Tammany and
Hill: "Croker is very angry. Ho has for
a long time chafed under Senator Hill's
domineering way., and I have no doubt he
did say Bill should mind his own business.
There never has been any personal friend
ship between the two men. They have
worked together politically, but it Is well
known they are personally antagonistic."
The Advertiser's Albany special discredits
the Hill-Tammany break and declares the
bine remains intact. Murphy is not the
man to break with a friend like Hill for po
litical advancement. Neither Hill nor Mur
phy will antagonize Cleveland unless an
absolutely popular opportunity arises, and
the whole affair is a dodge to prevent the
anti-snappers making more trouble. Croker
did not call on Hill to-day when the latter
passed through for Washington.
CLEVELAND NOT PLEASED.
Tammany Braves Are Far Better
New York, Jau. 12.— Gossip has it that
President-elect Cleveland is not pleased at
the decision of the Inauguration Committee
giving the place of honor a. the head of the
procession to the Tammany braves, al
though it is not thought that he will put
himself on record by directly objecting to
President-elect Cleveland will leave this
city to-morrow for Lakewood, N. J., where
ho will remain till a special train conveys
him to Washington for inauguration, .v"
THEY USED ARSENIC.
Trial of the Men Charged With
An Assertion That There Will Be
Some Sensational Developments at
the Trial To- Day.
Special to The Morning Call.
Piittsburo. Jan. 12.— trial of Hugh
Dempsey, district master workman of tho
Knights of Labor; J. N. Davidson and
Robert Bentty, charged with poisoning
non-union workmen in the Homestead Steel
Mills, began here to-day in' a crowded
courtroom. Realty Is accused of having
arranged with Davidson and other cooks
.at the mills to administer poison,
which It is alleged Dempsey fur
nished. The defense endeavored at
the start unsuccessfully to secure ja
postponement. A jury was then impaneled.
Packages containing the result of analytical
tests on the stomachs of the men who died
were brought in and tho attorney for the
prosecution made the opening address, in
which he told of the confession of Coot
Gallagher, which led to the arrest of the
accused. lie said Davidson and Gallagher
would tell their stories on the stand and be
corroborated by other witnesses. Thecourt
then took a recess.
In the afternoon Dr. Cooper testified that
he had attended several men who showed
every symptom of arsenical poisoning.
The Ditoateb will say in the morning that
it Is positively known that arsenical poison
was found In the stomachs of the men by
the analytical chemists and that this will be
brought out to-morrow.
This Will Not Effect the Pacific
Boston. Jan. 12.— There is apparently ex
cellent authority for the statement that a
combine has been formed by Mane and
Massachusetts parties which will practically
control the lumber business of the United
Slate.. The syndicate is said to have
secured 30,000 acres of lumber land In
Maine, 25,000 in Florida, 30,000 in Kentucky,
and over 200,000 In New Mexico. It pro
poses to erect, mills in Maine. Massachu
setts, Kentucky, Illinois and New Mexico
and sell direct to dealers. The syndicate is
said to have a capital of 630,000,000.
A number of lumber-dealers who have
interests in all sections of the country were
seen to-day, and all declared the scheme
absurd lv every detail.
"I AM A SOCIALIST 1"
Mr. Powderly Makes a Few Personal
Scr.ANTON, Pa., Jan. 12.— General Master
Workman Powderly, in an address to the
union carpenters, said: "I am a socialist,
and I say it without blushing. If tbe avowal
brings condemnation, I am willing to take
it. lam oue of the 65,000,000 socialists in
this country. I believe that the railroads
and public highways should be nationalized
and that the telegraph system should be
owned and operated by the Government."
Art School Burned.
Kansas City, Jan. 12.— A tire at mid
niizhi did 52 15.000 damage to the property of
the Jaeeard Watch and Jewelry Company,
the Foster Woolen Company and the Kan
sas City Art School.
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Will Curs you.
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