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GRAND RAPID E RA3L D PUSLIC UEARY VOLUME VIII. uKANL) KAPIDS. MICH., FRIDAY MORNING, MOVEMBEU 18. iSoi 1 n HE GAVE IT WAini Grover Used Rather Strong Languase to Sheehan AND WOULD MAKE NO PROMISES CsveiaaJ Said That Game Unsolicited the Nomination and Ticmto Would Not B PUcatsd, New Yoak, Not. 17. The fact is wade putl.c for tae first time that Mr. Cleveland threatened to withdraw froru the presidential rice some time tsfor tne e!ct:oa if the efforts to tav him placate lliii aud Tammany wrr cot stopped. The sUtemsnt it nude a a result of a recent assertion as to wnat Mr. Clef eland has promised vinous Tammany leaders. St. Clair McKiway, one of Mr. Cleveland's most intimata associates, publishes tn his paper, the Prooklyn Eagle, a leading article wbica is thougnt to hats been "inspired." It says: "Grover Cleveland made no pora.se t Tammany hall; he made none to V. chard Crociier; he made none to Ed ward Murphy, Jr.; he made none to William r . arieehan; be made none to anybody, at the time of ttie dinner at w tucn tLey and Ment Harntv, Whit n.'j. Don M. D.catnson and others wrre present, or at any other time. "lie gave the Tammany leader to understand tnat he would make no prom.se or anything of the sort to any ol taeui, or to, or for, any others tarouga them; that he had not sought trie noiuinabon, which on the contrary 11 amgrit him; that ne considered tnu success of the tcket in the state a mat ter of much more importance to them tr.aa to h:in; tnat he re polled the idea tnat his de iiiuiricy wis unquestionable by them or douhiab!e by any one; that they kftKiw he wad aware who had been his fr.nnds before th nomination, and he w.juid know who had and who had not been h.s friends after election; that he would have no friends to reward on ac count of the friendship, and no former oppouents to punish on account of furir.tr imposition; that he would goto election or defeat equally free and ab solutely uncommitted, but that if the democratic people and ticket were beaten in this state by the democrat. c inacQine, another democratic orgamza t on was ready to take its place, and in flucn a cae toe strongest man would not live years enouzh to see that ma- crane sufficiently strong to win or to betray a cause thereafter, or one of tneir numter ever sitting in a state or national convention again. Vtl4 Withdraw Urr a Plmtg. "This was not the first time Mr. Cleveland was asked to make promises alter nts nomination. It was the sec oud the last time. There was no third time. On the first time those who tried to t ree Mr. Cleveland to make promises to certain political influences in advance learned that he was re solved, if promises or conditions were i a s: i ted on, to decline the nomination for the pre sidency. to publi.n the de mania submitted to him, to publish his reasons ior uecunmg to acceaeto them or to any demands at all, and to give his Ioya suoport to any other demo crat wno might be du!y named to suc ceed him, and who would be willing to adopt the conditions wnicb Mr. Cleve land refused." When Mr. McKslway was seen today as bi the fact detailed by hnn, he said that he had the highest authority for making them public. llvtar Emphatic Lsn(a(. Thomas G. aermn. speaking at the dinner of the Single Tax club last cunt, took oOO people, including a r.urnbr of women mte hi confidence and gave them what he solemnly de clared was an ofliral account of what t ok pUce at the famous dinner at the V.ctor hotel. At the dinner wore Mr. Cleveland, Mr. Whitney, Mr. D.ck mson. Mr. Croker. Lieutenant Gover nor Sheehan and Edward Murphy, Jr. Mr. Sheehan opened on .Mr. Clevf Uad by asking hini to pledge himself to the si:pr;r:on of the mugwump, t rlgs hime!f to no af!il;ationi whtevr With the anti-eraprer, to P'ig9 himelf to give tneotUce to the I'lacmne. Mr. Cleveland Icoked s !?e-k and so sjUiuri that Mr. Sheehan Mi!: 'l tnink v tre entitled to distinct ;!v!ge," sn.l then stopped for breath. ThT wi if nre for a moment, dur ing which ail eyn w?re turned upon Mr. Cv'and. Tlien Mr. Cleveland, sl.il rIm and composed, a:d: "Mr. Shee'-.an, I hv l;tened with the utmot attention. I have fol'owed you very ear-fully, and I thmk I un nrf4i t you. In re; Iv, I wish to my tit I'll he damn? 1 if I'll giv? any men irr such pledirs, and I'll t doubly riwrnnod if I'll ire you the pledges you ak tor." fttr giving the tory. Mr. Shearman .'dd: "Tht ws what C!ef!and n it, and Siindav school !:rer:n t r. dn I mut sy I disapprove of the I rf m'tr. but I rtrr thn -.t was ex c usable under tn circnr:stance.' ArTKR T H It riNKKRIOVf. Senate"". G!l nij-r snJ P-ff-r Ask a Few 2'jst:ons, About Homest-s J. r x . Nov. 17. natnr JlAir.nger of Nt Ha?: pi;r and Senator lrTr of Ks. of th r!orl committee f ?po'i t-d in August by Pr?- i'1-U H rn i to inf! tb Il"m- t s nd of toe reia !s" or rrgazttinnt t;.in V'i i! nd ire ilctiTt,Tf. -rs vii ti.e :,f VU:i t'-t it was not known thtt nvst g!:o?i wn in pr-grrs until a r-iir-sul4ti V' of Vt V nkrt.vi Sfei rr m j h: r"'r v i i r tri-s. 1 ;if .rrat.!rs nniM r f r iy one-4 i a'ors if r vi -'j uf Nortn !r.t, n f :' rri a, Win's of lou ' lrir-'l i-.l nt .Moar l r 4 , n . ; t -- fo l rre-snt. ,sg I re reso'nt ,n 0' wh -h tie exm nv i;e- wssf.vut'd ws p?d by v ""i A'.Ji ist ;i. sror ti!-.r:r, the c ha rrran of fn,mil(, and -nator P-',r, N. D:mrit of WesiVogton, tfr-.r attorney. -d Mr. !sii ng-r, trie mt. I 'V. It Mr. Msg. a "o- grs v 'er, hgn tr ta tig e( ter;. jr;4-:v r'if b-ftr a":f). ?r . i- r:nk''''T'. sgev tn 1 . s snt .upr-r - ! 1 s-v -i;.fend"t Dav.d Kotmj tad bn i rg -i rr ?itTf "-d and were prer.t b r et- t tno-.ti taey $-?,- frnd-i;entlv c -m ne-..'. Mr. M-trr waa ca; l first. J l-ctrt ',"". Thus fur roue H state! tii at h 'ai tea employed of t ie g uay parses fcave teen arrestej. by the agency for seteral years. Pre viously he fcai served fifteen year in ortcial capacit:ea oa j,ol.ce forces and la penal institutions. He was asked concerning the iinkrtoa organization and described the different branches of the work done by it watch, detective, patrol, strike and special. 'Does the agency keep in hand arms and ammunition for such cases as strikes:" asked Senator Verier. "Yes, sir; Wiacheeter rifle and revolvers." V the agency do Carnejie'i ! worn.- "Not exactly that, but we give corpo rations special rates, because we do a good deal of work for them." "Would you exeroo as much care in selecting men lor strike cases as in the patrol or detective service?" "We require references as to charac ter and are very exacting." . "How extensive is your work? Do you move men from state to state as you need them?" "Yes, sir." Assistant Superintendent Davidson, II. O. Devereaux, K. K. T.nkertoa. Charles Ink and others testihed re garding the agency. The investigation will be continued tomorrow. PRESBYTERIAN CONFERENCE Meet in Ccicago to Discuss Many Thing of Moment. Cuicaoo, Nov 17. Thirteen promin ent Presbyterian clemvnien and lav. men from all partt of the country have been in Chicago since Tuesday ar ranging tor a conference at which the relatious between the seminaries and churches of their denominations are to be considired and improved. They are in seision at the Virginia hotel today and may be for a week or more, fir ttie subject ttey have to discuss is ai delicate as it is important. The object of the conference is to formulate a plan to secure more direct relationship between the theological seminaries of the Presbyterian church and -Presbyterian pulpit. The semi naries, particularly m the east, have of late years shown a tendency to remove themselves beyond the con trol of the cnurcn m a de gree exceedingly alarming to the stanch supporters of the kirk. The schools have shown an independence not only in the way of self-government, but in their doctrines, and the cnurcn bel eves it high time to call a halt and take immediate steps toward counteracting what it regards as the too liberal spirit of the faculties and boards of directors m the college. The trouble with Dr. Briggs of Union seminary. New York, who was tried and re-tried for heretical teachings was the first premonition of ecclesiastical dis turbance, and when it became necess ary to bring similar charges agamjt Dr. Smith of Lane seminary, Cincin nati, tho committee decided that im mediate action must be taken against the "unorthodox" tendencies of the schools whence come the young pres byter :an dominies. WILL FIELD RETIRE? Politicians Say His Hatred of Cleve land Will Do It. Wajhwctos, Not. 17. It is the un derstanding in the inner circles that Justice Field intends to commit a treacberr to the democratic party in order to gratify his personal dislike of jur. ueveiand. It is expected that he will retire from the supreme bench in time to permit Harrison to appoint his successor. It is nnderstood that the intimation as to his intentions comes from turn. Field's democracy has hung loosely on him since he discovered that his ambition to be the democratic candidate for the presi dency was vain, and now in order to avenge himself on Mr. Cleveland he is willing to scrihce the party's interests. When Mr. Cleveland was in the White House Justice Fie'd undertook to dic tate the appointment of marshals on the Pacific coast. Cleveland ignored his recommendations when he came to make the appointments. Field then recommended the appointment of a judge and Cleveland appointed some one elw. This so aneered the iusbce that he has leen the mortal enemy of Cleveland since. Interstate Commerce Decisions. Waiiix(,to.v, Nov. 17 The interstate commerce commission today in an opinion by Commissioner Vescy, an nounced it decision in the c9n trought by the Georgia railroad com mission agvnst the Cincinnati, New Orleans and Texas Pacific railway cem panr, the Louisville and Nashville railroad company, and other railroad and steamship lines. Sren cases in all, involving rates for longer and shorter hauls from Cinc.nnati and othr Ohio points, and from New York and other north Atlantic ports to points in southern territory. The long and short haul clause of the intci state commerce law is construed by the commission in the light of more than five years operation of tne law, and decisions heretofore rendered by tfc commission and the courts. Slaves G.ren Employment. HoMMTr.vn. Pa., Nov. 17. Three hundred slaves stampeded the tar reg e company's works for employ ment Unlay. Half this number were givn immediate work and the balance w II likely l" p!nc(d soon. The heads of the amalgamated association and th advisory rommittee of th strikers hli a conference this afternoon. Whn the conference ended there wss much enthus asm among the Urge crowd of strikers on the outside. Chair man Crawford of th advisory com mitt said the strike was still on. Prudent (rr!n 1 of the Amalgamated association had a isrg chck caheI at the Homestead bank today, and th s csus.d much reio.cing among the j strikers. Knights StiU at It. Sr. Lorn. Nov. 17. At the afternoon a on of the Kirghts of I.al-or con-vont-un consideration of til" report cf tne enmnure" on 1ts was continued. Th first d scus on t'nst arne was th propi-w i;cr. to allow th formation f rst nrisl trade serr.t ! es cf le. tiiau t-n jural ase:nbiifs. It wss finally drded that while th 1st siioul I re n!:n it is, s far a nst.onal trade aenjt:i;s already .n ft .stance are cnr,'rnef , no new one w il be organ- I Preyed rn Te:'r Syrrp?h;e. t f Hi' .. ,' .it. 17. By represents theri i rt niskrs tf t ib'-me-' tad ri.ef comn.ttfe, a ang of i i r.dlers hT rer, resc ng a r;ch among .',.:c-ig' wcrkp-.en. i ers wr p ro ded wita "dent als sr. 1 d lnng ti last 11EI) BUD A WRECK A Little Illinois Town Devas tated by a Cyclone. FIVE PERSONS WERE KILLED And Twelve Are Seriously Injured, Some Fatally Tne Total Loss in ta Neighborhood of Sioo.ooo. Kzp Bcd, 111,, Nov. 17. The city of Red Bud, population 2,000, situated on the Mobile & Oaio railroad, was visited by a cyclone of wonderful intensity at 3:0 o'clock tnis morning. Eighty-four buildings weie demolished, two persous kil.ed, twelve seriously hurt, and many more injured. It is estimated that $160,000 worth of property was de stroyed. X he dead are: Willie Koppe,' 2Irs. Jacob Kopre. The injured: Mrs. Louis Bayo, Em ma Crow, Peter Dose, Margaret Haver mann, Mr. Heitman, Mrs. Peter Kardel, Mrs. John Maoderfield, Aldell Starr, Mrs. Aldell Starr. Charles Starr, S. A. Sperr, Mrs. S. A. Sperr. It is believed several of the injured will die. A partial list of the buildings demol ished by the cyclone are as follows: Catholic charch, German Methodist churrn, Lutheran church and school house, public school, city jail and en giue house, Koman Catholic school house, Charles Bodeker's offices and lumber yard blown away, the Portal building, the Centennial hall, and Henry Butterner's ice house and brew ery barns. Sixty dwelling nouses were aiso demolished and many- others were uamagea. Value f thn Property. The estimated value of the buildings destroyed is about $160,000, while the total loss will considerably exceed this amount. The insurance and building contractors nave estimated the loss and reached the above conclusion. The storm came out of the southwest with a rush and roar. Like the approach of eome m ghty conflagration came the twisting column. In thirty seconds it had come and accomplished its work of destruction and denth. Beginning at tne wooaea mghiands that fringe tne nign I'iuu overlooking the Mis sissippi river twenty miles away, the funnel drew up into the air and then descended upon the two-atory farm house of Col. W. B. Sharp, wrecking it completely. The Koman Catholic church and school on Ked Bud were unroofed and otherwise injured. The large brick church of the Congrega tionaiists crumbled lme a house of cards to its very foundation. A large agricultural warehouse, tilled with fine buggies and other stock, was reduced to kindling wood, with its con tents. The blacksmith shop of William Bane suffered demolition at the time time. With the Daylight. After daylight visitors began to ar rive from other points and the city council came together, at the call of the mayor, but found itself unable to cope with the misery before it. A citi zens meeting was held and relief com raittees appointed to aid the distressed. Keports aae coming in from the south west of this city, that the cyclone has been doing considerable damage in other sections. A full knowledge of the disaster wrought will not be known for a day or two. At Bremen in this county Mrs. Oet- iing aou two oi ner cniuren were killed and her house destroyed by the uprooting oi a tree, wti:cn was pre sumably taicen up into the air and dashed with terrific force against and upon the building, completely demol isning it and killing the three persons also, l ne doctors have worked inces snntly. The citizens opened their doors to the homeless and hearty good ieeung predominated. Takes a Shy at Illinois. Chicaw, Nov. 17. A cyclone struck the southern portion of St. Clair, Washington and Clinton counties, this state, at an early hour this morning. nouses wero mown down at r ayette ville. New Memphis and Queen's lake. The large lumlr sheds at the latter piace were scattered in all directions. A cloud was black as night, and appeared to roll upon tho earth. Whole orchards were destroyed. many of tbe trees being twined off at the ground. No serious casualties are reported. The source of the storm was from southwest to northeast. Much damage was done in the neighlorhood of Salem. Dispatches from all parts of the state say that a fierce blizzard is raging, and that the property loss will be considerable. SOCIETY SWELLS SCRAP. Little Diversion Not Down on the Show D.1L Vw York, Nov. 17. At the horse show today proceedings were consid erably enlivened by a scrimmage be tween two prominent horsemen in a private box, which resulted in the ar ret of Pobert Melville, one of the psrt-cipants, who is a well known club member. S. S. Howland, proprietor of the Lslmont stud, a son-in-law ,f Aucns; P.elmont, satin h;s box con versing with friends, when Mr. Meviile enured. u:ckiy following a short ami excited discussion Mr. Meville's umbrella was rased and landed across Mr. llowlanl'a fsoc. Others in the b"i i.V.erferred. Mr. MfV.lle was removed from tin I ox immediately placed under arr't by a Central oilice detective and taken to th Thirt.eth street stat.cn. The troubl dates back two yesrs and grew out of a dfc on Mr. !'ow!anl msde at the Chicago tors' sfow. MrVilie is a nmUr of the I'nion rlub of tis city. j o:ie of the governors of the Maryland j c'ubof Fs!t niore nd a d r-cir of t'.o I Washington rdmg acslemy of Wash l ington, l. C. MeTili wss arraigned in the Jptfersnn n arhet poi re court f s afternoon anl the i nnnc ws et for Mor.dsy next, Mevilie l:ng re lets, ,( ),, i ,1. mows 10 hits. Two Kgs of Powjer Exriod t a Dern.-v erst c Rat.fcation. F YFTTFVt? t.r, Ark., Nov. 17. The deivo rsts f M :mu 1 V,er held a tr;der.t:al eiect.oa cehrat on -,n the j d;str ct srhooi ho st that p'ace last j n e t, and a trr r .e d sa?er ended tr e pr-v-eed-.r'gs prematurely. Ant I firsng it'-t the disrnarg . f fireworks ?r fetnr" of the jo.l fat -n. A port on of t;ese btd ten itcred ;n the ecnoot house. During the tptechmakiDg and wniie the building was packed with men, women ai d children two kes of powder exploded. The results were frightful. Inescuovd houso was tot ally wrecked and most of its occu pants buried in the rums. Thoe who could extricate themselves et about at once to rescue others. Shrieks and moans came from th mas of wrecked t rubers, and it was evident that tn calamity was a terrible one. The de bris took tiie m 89ver.il places, and it required hard work to prevent the cre mation of the imprisoned victims. The flames were -.subdued, however, and onlj' one person suffered from tne fire. A son and dauhtt-r of Silas Graham were takeu out dead, and Berry She rod, oue of the iiiOd prominent resi dents of Washington count-, was so badly injured that he has ince died. .Another mail, whose namn has not Uen learned, was also fatally hurl. Fifteen others were seriously lujured, but their names have not been ascer tained. Berry Sherod snllen d horrible agonies mentally as well as physically, before he was got out i f ttie ruins. He was pinned down by timbers, and was burned beyond recognition. He lived several hours after being rescued. DASHED DOWN A MU U-NTAIX. Accident Caused by a Hunaway Train on the Mexican National. Moxtekly, Mexico, Nov. 17. The paiticulars of one of the most remark able and exciting railroad accidents that ever occurred in Mexico have reached here. The catastrophe oc curred four days ago on the Mexican Nationel line. Tho grade of the road for a distance of mnetv miles bevond Sattillo is. ..very steep. On Sunday auernoon a aoume-neauer tram was going up the mountain side, when the coupling broke, releasing the caboose and eix cars tilled with corn from tho train. James Martin, the conductor and Frank Harwoud abrakeman, tried to set the brakes but were powerless to stop the increasing momemtum ot the the cars. Within a distance of six miles the train was running at a eoeed oi ninety miles an hour. The cars be gan pimping the track and Martin and Harwood both went down, meet ing a terrible death. Before Saltilio was reached all of the cars with the ex- ceptiou of the caboose and one other had left the track. These two contin ued their wild flight, passing through tne fcaituio jards at the rate of fully 120 miles an hour. The tram dispatcher at taituio was icrror-striclcen when he saw the cars pass, as he knew thev were certain to crash into another double header freight train that was pulling up the mountains twenty miles dciow fcaituio. lie could give the tram no warning, so he did ttie next best thing by having the wrecking train or dered out. I he c a loose and loaded car kept to the track. Frank Davis. the engineer of the up-train. saw them coming down the mountain, but too late to save himself. His fireman and the crew of the second engine jumped and received but slight injuries. Davis was uuried under a pile of corn and debris. Both engines were comnletelv aismantiea. FATAL Tt KKEY CALL. Hunter's Cry So Natural He Gets buck shot in Hia'licad. NEwroRT, Ps., Nov. 17. The most skillful turkey caller in Pennsylvania, George Gates of Favette county, was Killed Jaturday while turkey huntinz He concealed himself in the bushes and began imitating the cry of a turkey. James Dills, who was also out after the birds, heard the call and its naturalness deceived him. He crept stealthily along through the bushels and at last, locating the bush from be hind which the cry came, fired a load ot buckshot into it. The entire charge entered (rates' head, killing b.m in stantly. Gates was a wealthy citizen, having made a Xortune as a contractor. SCARED 1JY AN EAKTHQUAKE. Inhabitants of the Island of Ponsea Flee ing to the Mainland. BostE, Nov. 17. Another earthquake shock is reported on the island of Pon sea, chief of the group of that name, about thirty miles from the west coast of Italy. Although no person was killed by the shock the ptople of the island look upon the visitation as a warning of worse to come, and those who can are hastening to depart. As there are between three and four thousand people on Ponsea Island and the opportunities for leaving are lim ited, it will bo somewhat difficult lor all who wish to get away. IS tIL GUILTY? Crtlchlow Must Answer to the Charce of Murder. Pjrrsm.Ro, Pa., Nov. 17 Sylvester Crtichlow, the Homestead striker, was to have been placed on trial for mur der this morn:ng, but at the requeet of bis counsel the case was postponed un til tomorrow morntng. Meters irwiu and Argo, two attorneys who have come here from the west to assist in defeneo of the Homesteaders were today sworn into practice in the court of Oyer and Termer in Allegheny county. They mteud to push this trial through as speedily as possible. I'OISON IN' THE CANDY. Three Persons Made 111 by Eating Sweets Received by Mail. DrrrRK, Wis., Nov. 17. Charles Wood received in the mail yesterday a I ox containing cigsrs sod candy. He ate some of the. taiidyand rave the remainder to the two l.tt e children of his employer, John :hea, who shared it wuh th;r mother. .shortly after ward the children and their mother were seized with the violent rarozyms of etrycrr.v.ne coieomng. Povs:cans were ca'ird and th su!lerers were brought out of dsngrr. Went Ov?t the Cliff. Win ri .ism, W. Vs., Nov. 17. A bad cc dent occurred on Caldwell's Pun, a rriie r-nt of town, th s morning. T. J. Wendell and Henry Pueh. e o.rfi.. men, w re driving ou the nad when thr;r bres ttsme fr gid-oe-l and tbrw tiie wsirjii over a ci.ll twenty leet hieh. JU,tu h..res w-re killed, and Wendell and I'.uch fr.gMifully cruhed. They nv for two t.our te. fore hip rescned tJieni. I heir inj-j-r.e re prot at.iy fatal. Dunham Also Destroyed. Sr. L ? ;., Nor. 17. A sral from Durbar ss. mj Was;rtoii county, Arkan tht town, a mai v.ilsg". ws. cortip!ete!y destroyed by cyclone t u.t o'c ooi th s mormug. Put one bonse i I fi stand -r.g. No lives were rt. Tr.e dmas;e to prof-erty in t,at trtton is great. LUCE HAS A, C1XCII According to the Figures, of His Friends. FIFTY-THREE VOTES CLAIMED On a Joint-Ballot A Meeting of Governor and li s Followers Held Last N iht. the There was a meeting of ex-Governor Luce and bis fnet d in room No. 118 of the Morton last night, to discuss the governor's prospects in the corning election of a United States senator. The meeting was a strictly private oue. and is said to have been called at the request of Governor Luce's friends Among those present were Cyrus G. Luce, Senator Alfred Milnea andlilo D. Campbell of Coldwater: Judge M. P.rown of Big Kapids, F. J. Haynes of Port Huron, General Dat-oll of St. Jonhs, Charles Quick.of Lowell. F. A. Diggins and C. C. Chittenden of Cadil lac, George A. J-arrof Grand Haven. L. C. Palmer of Stanton, M. McGraft or Muskegon, C. A. Gower of Lansing, William Alden Smith. S. Wesselim. i. u. yvatlcms, Smith I. Ketcham and James A. Coye of this city. . Milnea Chosen Chairman. oenator .Miines or coiu water was chosen chairman of the meeting and Charles Quick of Lowell secretary. The various persons present reported on the condition of the canvass in their sections of the etate and the general eentiment of the people. The newly elected senators and rep resentatives in the state legislature were dicus?d individually. From the information he now has. ex-Governor Luce claims that at least fifty-five of tne republican members of the newly elected state legislature are unfriendly to Senator Stockbridge as a candidate for re-election. Tho friends of the governor estimate that at least fifty three of these will vote for Mr. Luco on the joint ballot, and con sequently claim that his election is practically assured. Of the re publican members from Kent county Governor Luce thinks that three of them Senator Parnard and Represen tatives Fitch and Weekes will vote for him. Two of them Representa tives Tateum and Anderson are con ceded to be supporters of Senator Stockbridge. There will be ninety-one republican members in the next legis lature, unless the contest between Fer guson and Sibley in the eastern Cal houn district is decided in favor of Ferguson, democrat. Forty-six votes will be necessary to a choice on the joint bsllot in the republican caucus, and all of Mr. Luce's friends declared last night that there could be no doubt about his having votes to spare. At the meeting last night the secret ballot was discussed, and it was unani mously dfcided to oppose such a course. " e want a fair, open ballot," said Mr. Quick. "We are not ashamed of our sentiments, and when a man rises to vote we want him to etate hon estly and openly whom he is support ing." Denials by Uorrrnnr Lure. The nucst-on of a central committee was brought up and atter considerable discues'on it was decided that such a committee ought to bo appointed. Subcommittees will then be appointed in the different counties and an effort will be made to bring public sentiment to the support cf Governor Luces can didacy. The committee was not ap pointed last night, but it is understood that Senator Milnes will be chairman. and will be assisted by Milo I). Camp bell. Until the committee is appointed Mr. Campbell will have charge of the governor s campaign. Governor Luce emphatically denied tho rumor that is being circulated, to the effect that if he be not chosen on tho joint ballot, he vill bolt the caucus and join issues with the democrats, in the hope of being elected by the combined vctes of the bolters and the democratic members. "I shall abide by the will of the caucus." he said. "Whatever it does I will cheerfully abido by. I haven't tho slightest intention of lead ing a bolt." There was a rumor last night that a deal w?,s being consummated whereby the Hon. D. A. Iilodcett was to be sprung as a third candidate, and in the event of a tendency towaid Stockbridge effect a deadlock. This was also de nied by Governor Luce. "It is a Luce meeting," he said, "and nothing else. have heard of no candidates men tioned except Senator Stockbridge and myself, and know of no movement to ucsuioi-K. inn mucus vy springing a j third candidate. The meeting rdiourned at 11 o'clock. but another meeting has leen called for today, and it is expected that the committee will be organized. All of those preient last night were confident of ex-Governor Luc's ejection. "If none of our men go back on ua we have a cir ch," was Senator Milnes' final comment. STILL l."f HOUBT. and Shaffer May Win Out en the Ellis Stretch. DrtnoiT, Nov. 17. The ofHc al re- turns received from the counties today added materially to the plurality of Mr. Mich, and it now stands in the counties heard from at 17,377. Following is the votes cast for jus tice of the supreme court: Nowton, 127.0W; Hooker, ir.1.137. For attorney general: F.ilis, ir.2,70; D f kerns, lr.r.. 8ti'.. For land commissioner: Shafler, 132.8fil: Kerry, iSfi,!?.. The thirJ district gave Harrison a plurality of o,t-6i lliCh, 5,12!; Purrows. :,!. Drake His Neck. Fowi fvVii.i r. Nov. 17. Steven Ha ven of lon-o. a fr t milts eouth of tfos Villsge, Kit fom.d dfad th nicm-rr. Iy:ng ;i front of his barn with b; r.eck Iroken. It had teen h entom to ien m a room over tf.e sts' e, snd as he was fuund iyir-g jut under the up. per door, wh,ch was rp-r. the sij rxsj t on is that be sr" in b s.'eep aod fell out, bretkmg b neck. F ghx in Court. Mt. i?vi. Nov. 17. A lively sual-t'le between SJas 15. Sp rr st' i I-5yron Frskine. t"o prrmm' t iawjfrs, on nrr- fl ;n Jut,ce r.ry s r .nrt yer;sy aftern' r. St 'er ra? fr-r I r-roserut:ne attorney on V e repot : . an i t.cfcet th:a f all, ar:d !sst r j i- c br!k .e !tbs ile rep',ln carrl-iste ior J mayor. Th to were trj .g a law tu t wnen the row took place. After exhausting their vocabulary of cuttiLg I'ersi Laht.es ttie two clinched, and after a deierate struggle there was a fall, Frtkine beiDg on top. Lefore any erat injury s ecn Jut?c Sababury la d a;de his cecal roots a&d separ att d the combatants. Supreme Court Cases. LaMfisii, Nov. 17. Cases heard: The Auditor General vs. J-arah Williams; tho Auditor General ex rel John Sea ntt, Jr., vs. Peter McQuade; the Audi tor General, ex rel, v. Charles H. Pres- cottet al.; People vs. Lou:s K. Hewlett; iVople vs. James Harr.s; Prop's vs. Will. am, Hodgkm; People vs. Claud Harrison; Poople va. Philo Kuchu; People vs. Frank Steele; People vs. Ralph Williams; People vs. William H. Waue; Pe.ple vs. John Kanley; Peor-le vs. Frank A. WeithoC; People vs. Wil liam Ldwardj; People vs. in re Perlha (rates; People vs. Charles K. Taylor; People vs. David J. McWborter; Har riet A. Wheeler vs. Homer I Stewart. Friday'tcall: Noa. 113, 115, 116. 118, 121, lit, 125. 127, 12S, PJJ. Court comes in at 8 o'clock. Blew the Safe to Pieces. ' Dear horn, Nov. 17. The people of Dearborn awoke this morning to learn that burglars had been at work during the night. The railroad ticket effice seems to have ten the seat of opera lions, for when Ticket Agent K. X. Howe came down to busmen he found one of the depot window-smashed an and the small cafe scattered atout in small pieces. From the appearance ofdhe safe the crooks broke off the combination' haudle with a sledge hammer taken out of the switchman's shanty and Mew off the door with pow der. D. M.,Ickett. who lives close to the depot, heird the noise of the ex plosion about 3 o'clock this morning, but didn't get tin to inves titrate. Howe fayS the robbers secured no booty. rf ' .. . ;pnmena ami Kages. West Ray City, Nov. 17- More cases of diphtheria have been reported and the authorities are preparing to close another school, whicn will make three buildings closedl A special meeting of tho board of education may be called to consider the case. CareIefcTiea m directly responsible for the continuance of diphtheria in this city. It is author- itively reported that persons are per mitted to attend, and iu some casos bo employed, at school bufldmrs when the epidemic is ravishing their own homes. Victims of the Gilcher. North port.Nov. 17. A message from Fox Island reports that Charles Row has found two bodies on the beach with the steamer Gilcher's life preservers on them. From papers found on .the re mains it is believed that one is the body of the steward named Charles K. Williams. The other is the fireman named Green. The mizzenmast of the Gilcher was found on the beach at Fox Island. On a New Charge. Chebovoax, Nov. 17. Norman "W. Lyons, ex-county treasurer, who was tried for embezzlement at the last term of court, the jury disagreeing and the case being nolle prossed, has been ar rested again on the same charge, but with new counts. The trial wid proba bly come up January 24. Big Reception to Dr. Thomea. Three RiycKS, Nov. 17. A special train will be run on the Lake Shore A Michigan Southern this evening from White Pigeon to Allegan to attend a reception in lienor of Congressman Elect H. F. Thomas. The delegation from this place will be accompanied by the Three Rivers band. Contests Galore. Landing, Nov. 17. In the Ingham- Shiawase, the Eaton Larry, the Man istee-Oceana and tho Chibovgan-Em- rnet distiicis, the republican candidates for state senator are preparing to con test the s.-ats of their democratic op ponents whom the returns on their face show to be elected. Smith's Close Shave. Jackson, Nov. 17. The county can vass is progressing slowly, and it will take three days to linish it. The only Office of which there was any doubt vas county treasurer, and the count has proceeded far enough to insure the election of Mr.ith, democrat, by twelve plurality. Dearborn Depot Raided. . Dearkokx, Nov. 17. Hurglars laa. night tntertd the Michigan Central depot. They biew the sate to smith ereens, hut were poorly rewarded for thiirwork, the agnt having taken home the money. There is no clue to them. Stranded on Round Island. MifWlitm- Pitv "nr 17 Th steamer George Preilev, t-ound' from Lake Superior Superior to Chicago with iron ore, stranded on the north end of Hound island last nigt.L I he wrecker ManistKjue has gone to her ass. stance. Murdered His Wife. East Livmrooi., )., Nov. 17. George Purtou, a grocer, sr.ot and fatally wounded bis wife this morning. Uur ton had been on a sp.ree for a wet k. Keturmtig borne this morning he ac cused his w,fe of leing drunk .nd threatened to kill her if he did not tell where she got the drink. Mrs. P.urton protested on her knees that she had not tasted drink, but the inhuman husband pulled out a n volverand hot her twice in the reg.on ol the heart. She cannot recover. Smith Heresy Tr-al. Cixris5ATi, Nov. 17. Heated argu ments on the inerrancy of the Hioir were the cbid features of the Sru.Ui heresy trial today. The llev. I . . Lowe charged Dr. Smith with blas phemy, wbifb caused- the d-ctor to break through l is iy armor and be scored the llev. Lowe most tr aut.f uliy. German Socialists Conference. Prr.i.iv, Ncv. 17. The socialist con ference continued in ses on tMsy. I here w a lively d f-ate on the teso- lut.on of le'ect- ier.sh ;n fator cd hi 1 g the i f,i t ijttcii of Mayday for tne fcjst day m .May. in nrroroa'-fe wuh tne act. on of ire I.riis--ii con grrML Jrnes' Offioal Msjwtty. MovTocvkT, Ala.. Not. 17. The bouse of the A-a' arna i' g 'sT'ire, n j'nr.t aes-on today to open ard court t restjit of the ref;t e,ect:"n. It showed Jones' c tT; c 1 rpaior.ty over Ko.le for roverno.r to ! 1),4 '". H g Morrong H57f. lr.T -'0, ai. Nor. IT. Fire ths wrt.-Tie ,- rot e-i ire grain rare, b'rse rf J -klaf her A Katit,:. l, II !, -o. I: red. AKKDXDEirfilEBAX Catholic Archbishops Declare Against Secret Societies. WHAT MEMBERSHIP BRINGS Archbishop Katicr Brings Forwaid tea Pcution of ths OaUimare German Catholic Ccnual Society. Niw Yoaa, Nov. 17.Th second day's session of the acuuaj corufereaoe of the archbishops of the Loman Catholic ehurch in the United Mates began at 10 o'clock th.s aicniir:g at the archepibcop&l res.dence. Cardinal G.U bons presiding, as at yesterday's us siuti. All the archbishops, or th.r re presentatives, were present as was Archbishop fcatolli, the papal delegate. Again the deLt-erations were carried oa behind closed doors. The major pox lion of the time, it was Itarced. u oc cupied m the diicussiou 0:1 the coc deiucation of certain ttcrti societ.es. The del ate referred chie.iy to the Ordered Fellows, numbering about Cve hundred thousand m the l'u:ted Mattie. and the Sous of Temnerai.e. w !o. m i includes alout seventy thousand mem bers. Archbishop Kater of Milwaukee brought ttie matter to the attention of the council, by rresentir.e the i t.t.on of the German Catholic Central K-c.ety of the United Mat-s, whith was adopted at Dubeque, la., 'in -spiemU r last, ak:tir the conference' to r!criv dehne the designation "secret solely1' m plain and unm.sukab; terms, as some doubt has been minds of some of tne church author. itiee as to whether the soc.elie n;oed come under tne ban of tue papl bull. Iaso ticuuimaewstiil. In explaining h:s iH.-it:tm, Arch-bi.-hop Katzer sai 1 that it is absolutely not true that the Free Mason f t. n,M only society forbidden by the churrh and that consequently. aV;tholic n, ay may join any other lodge cr c.ty except the Free Masons. ' He quoted from the injunction of the third plenary council at Pa.timore, as follows: First That all former decrees of the Koman pontifls against all societies, condemned by the holy see are to re main m full force, according to the' tenor of the constitution Apostolic sedis, and the meaning of the Koman pontiff. Second That the Free Masons and the Carbonari are excommunicated by name. Third That a!l other societies, though not mentioned by name, are excommunicated, if they are of the same nature as the Free Masons and the Carbonari; that is, all those aoci eties which openly or secretly plot again st the church, or against the law f ul government of the state. Fourth That all aoc.eties are ex communicated which have their own minister or chaplain, their own (relig ious) ritual and their own (religious) ceremonies, in such a manner as there by to become a hemic cr schismatic sect. Seeret Societies Tader tb Ua. Fifth Tnat any society which re quires its m;rabers, be it under cath or otherwise, not to repeal its secrets to ny one, not even to the ecclesiastical authority, that is, the bishop, or which demands, be it by oath or mere prom ise, from its members a Mini and ab solute obedience, is forbidden under grievous sin, and that the memtri of such a society cannot be absolve d until they actually leave the society or at least premise to do so at once. Sixth The faithful, and especially the youth, are to be taught and earn estly admonished to carefully avoid all such sue eties, as m the judgment of the bis hop of their own diocese, are in any way dangerous to faith and morale, for, as the instruct urns of the Holy Koman and I'n-vrrsal Inquis -t:on, dated May 10, 12, remarks, it is well to be understood that there are Other s.citiea A'hich, though tbey elo not clearly lelorg to those c-nunvrsted above (that is. tc eoc el.es excommunl csted or forbidden under mortal s.n, are al Irstt doubtful and daneerous. The bishop, wLost? thief care it must be to I reserve ttie dotri;,e ture and the niorsls unoorrut-te t, muft know that it is their duty to deter and keep away their ficks from theee nocict:es. Odd eltnw l'srniftt. According to ArchKahop Katrer the society of Odd Fellows has within late years gained a large mcrras of mem berahip from the athohc rariks on the plea that they are Lot Free Msson, and therefore not a society forh-durn by the Catholic church. "The couued of P.altimore has appointed the (oiiegp of the archbishops .,f the FnitM State as the only competent tribunal in the matter ot secret societ es. He argued that it is the duty of the present con. ference to determine cxar tly the que, lion at issue. The roaj'-rty vi the council coincided vith fe o; n on .im pressed by ATrhb shop Katrer, sod ap. propr ate aotxn will be taken t-efrre the rkise of the rordrri'Ce, tr it the matter w 11 1 ind.eputatly eett'ed. Ti f only . sse ,f t? pehool qoea. tion touched upon at t'ie today's ee. s on. waa ttiat of t'-e treatinent of lh tatiiol c Indian ch.l'lren in the trn res-rvsliors, ho bate beer, ro i.ps 1'ed to attend ron-Cathe.i f hon s. iep te the protests of tr.e r jar-nts. i'hs K-ght Kv. P st'op p. L. rbartlle, t co-ad jutator ar:1 re pn-sf-ntstlte if Archbish'.p Salpo;rt'i. of Sfttita I s, win the princ pl speaker on the sulject and be called for some derisive action on the part of h.s colleague. 7 be rnn-ferenr- aJjoiuned at K c'clotk io the t v:n:uf. F.'ected Officeri. Or vtii sit, Nov. 17. Tbj porj-par-t n W. T. F. e'ectel the foliow ng of!irers to-:sy: Pres.-der.t. Mr. F.!in J. Pf :nn"y of iere'.tndi tx pre dent, M'. Hngh ( arrT 'ell of Pjttsbx.rr; gi ra! f r frv, Mrs. Howard M. l?e t si: ! iev jmr d ; rtrirdrr e-'re!srv, Mrs. A. Iirne porter rf M?T!fr"p, Me ; tr"sirr, Vtk rr lis A If rd of ptokfyr, N. . M:s Jnns Pan fear of d-r.-okiyr., V . w;'; tare Charge fd t" e ""V" W(Tk. 1. e x - rtti:!fjf r rf the -o?i i rlvt'1 to rou'.ne t s u. 7f.--cM Mrs. J.F'.len 1 'otter cd lt.. r!'Tre l an s lilres. V.'.Tk'ewiCf I'MtbSf'irei?. Nrw Vos. Nor. IT. (oi;r,t Ftirre de Mill' tr, who was arreted r a j rbarge of ob'atr -T;g reoey u'l r fa'-ee j pre tet-aea, wfs d t' h a rf -d t"?.y. k w t r s s heme sa to I rajlrcsds in Uhma.