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VOL. LV1.-S0. 10 , NEW YORK, FRIDAY, DECEMBER U. 1888. PRICE TWO CENTS. ; ?f H
I IT IS WAR TO THE KNIFE.
K Both Piatt and Miller Demand a
m Cabinet Portfolio.
I THEIR ALLIES RESORT TO THREATS
I A Very Similar Mltuatloa as Regards Mr.
I Dlalne An Impartial Aeconnt or the Coa.
I test by a Distinguished Republican, who
I Oltci Both Hides All they Claim.
M Washinotox, Doo. 18 " Was ovor a pros-
peottve President placed as Geo. Harrison Is ?"
Thus spoko a ltepubllcaa statesman In this
cltr. For a fortnight or more he has been In
the war of hearing and knowing all that bns
been said and dono In behalf of Now York's
! next representative in the Cabinet, whether
that be Warner Miller or Thomas C. Piatt. His
confidential talk with roe to-day makes up an
account that shows tonnextont thopubllohas
but a faint Idea of how intense Is tho conflict
(or the Btato' place In the Cablnot. and how
singularly unfortunate Is Oon. Ilarrison'a posi
tion, or predicament as It mar well be called.
"Both gentlemen have demanded a Cabinet po
sition. Both hnto nractioallr let it bo under
stood that either will declare war If ho Is not
satisfied. Intense anger is at the bottom of
the competition, as well as ardent ambition.
On Mr. Flatt's side It is doclared that his dis
appointment will mean the disappointment of
the Yice-Presldent, the junior Senator from
this State, the majority of the Stat Committee,
and the principal men in tho National Commit
tee. They stand solidly by Mr. Piatt, and Inti
mate that he will bo no mora angry than they
will be if ho Is not rewarded with what he wants.
In urging the appointment of Thomas C.
Piatt, his friends do not overrate his strength
when they say that he is the ohoioo of the men
who manage tho party, of the machines ot
both the Btato and nation. Three of the four
leaders of the party, Messrs, Hbcock. Depew.
and himself, are for him. Tho State Commit
tee, with tho exception ot its Chairman and
three or four others, are for him. Tho ofOoers
ot the National Committor are for him. Tho
'bora,' that is to say. tho workers, are prac
tically all for him. The argument Is that the
coming President must understand that these
are the persons who elected him, and who will
control the party while he is In office. Also
that he neod not expect zealous work
tor him from tho organization either dur
ing bis term or when the next national
. Convention is held it Mr. Piatt's rival
' is favored nnd Mr. Piatt is snubbed. I
assure you this has been very plainly and un
equivocally put to Gen. Harrison himself by
Mr. Quay, Mr. Clnrkson, Mr. Morton, and many
others. That Is what Mr. Morton is saying now
to Oon. Harrison, and it is what he went there
to eay. Tho strongest chords In tho Presidont
elect's composition ore worked upon in Piatt's
behalf his gratitude, his plain duty to those
who elected him, and his sense of justice.
"All the politicians on both sides pioture Gen.
Harrison as sitting In his homo In Indianapolis
!vl:h his cur to a telephone oonnocted solely
v.ltli the New York circuit. They fanoy he
th.'nksar nothing elso, talks ot nothing elso.
mill asks only to bo gotten out of this scrape
In New York State without damage to himself,
an if nothing that he will meet in tho future
will bo half as difficult to face. Not a word has
ronL'heil the New Yorkorsfrom Indianapolis.
liowevor.not 0 word. ' 1 v -.
"Now or the Warner Miller side. Do you
Lnownbatlssaldinhis behalf toQen-Harri-pen?
You will understand the General's posi
tion hotter when you hear the Miller men.
Thoy or.y that all the clergy are for him irre
spective of sect; that the Methodist Church is
for liimj that the Produce Exchange and
Chambor of Commerce of New York and tho
Union League Club are for him. They say that
nil the temperance societies and people are for
him and the Grangers are for him. Finally,
they add that nine-tenths of the Republican
voters of this Btato are for him. They dont
urge this any more mildly ormodestlyor gently
I than the Piatt men urge their side. They say
in so many words to those they send to Harri
son, and in their letters to him. that he must
eaoose between satisfying the machine that
attends to the floating vote or satisfying the
people who vote. They admit what is said for
Piatt, but they answer that he is sim
ply a shrewd politician and wire-puller
who knows bow to put money where
It will do the most good. Let the
new President appoint Miller, they say, and
then let Piatt snarl all he likes. What can bo
dor Piatt's friends talk about the machine;
Why, they say there is not machine enough left
to discipline a member. What will Piatt do it
he Is angered ? He wonld scarcely dare to bolt,
and, if be did, that would leave him master of
the votes of about 2.000 workers who would be
workers no longer because a now organization
Would be in operation.
"By tho way, let me say. just at this point,
that the Piatt men urge as a reason for his be
I lag made Secretary of the Treasury that he
can and would build up a strong machine,
, while Miller has no gift of organization and
could not do that valuable work for the Presi
dent and the party. In reply to this the Miller
men say that Piatt would Indeed construct a
machine; that no appointments to any offloa
could be made except with his oonsent: that
no man could run tor Assembly or District At
torney except as a machine man. and that this
vast engine would be a Piatt machine, run for
Piatt, and loyal only to Piatt and not to the
President,"
"How much ot the Chamber ot Commerce
and Produce Exchange are for Miller, and when
i ., did those bodies express a preference 1"
"I don't know. I don't think any one knows.
I'm telling you what is told to Gen. Harrison.
The rest Is all straight A great majority of
the Union League members are for Miller
something between 75 and DO per cent I'm told.
The Methodist Church la solid for Miller. He
is their great lay member the man they send
to represent them at all Conventions and great
affairs. Ho Is the Hon of their great occasions.
The Church Is being aroused In this fight Its
loaders In this btate will see to It that the lead
ors all ovor the Union plainly and warmly ex
press themselves in such a way that Mr, Harri
son cannot fall to see how much they
want this appointment. The Methodists
boast that they Inolude a million voters.
They probably do embrace 600,000 voters. The
Methodist Churoh is a peculiar one; it is ex
ceedingly earnest and muscular. Its members
are clannish. They may not vote for the Dem
ocratic tloket If Miller cots left; they may not,
as they threaten, send in a Democratic Con
gress' next time, but I should not wondorlt
they refrained from voting at all, and all the
while thoy can praise the Republican party
and slur Mr. Harrison. There is no need for
mo to say what the temperance folks and the
Grangers are when they're mad. They all
carry stings in their tails. They're mainly pol.
HIclnns.
"As to the Union Lesguo Club, I suspect
Gen. Harrison rates that for what it Is. His
old partner, Mr. Elam, went to New York city
the.other day, aud saw Mr, Fassott and Lou
Pan and other hangers-on of Mr, Piatt, He
mwsoiersl. though Mr. Piatt kept out, of the
vy. Hn gathered from these gentlemen that
A Oon. Harrison would bo the roost mistaken
ronn that ever lived If Piatt was not appointed;
his Administration would not bo worth record
ing In history. In the evening Mr. Elam went
to the Union League Club. A little dinner
party entertalnod him. Every man ot the soon
or more around the table bore ft name-that was
a household word. The names of tho men
were tho equivalents ot millions ot wealth,
stanch republicanism, high repute, mighty
power. They told Mr. Elam that to appoint
Piatt would be to offond all dooent people, and
to damago the now Administration at tho
start Toor Elam went home thanking God
that it wa his partner, and not htm, who had
been elected President
"But to return to Mr. Miller's friends. They
sny that he lias groat natural advantages oter
Piatt In the first placo, ho Is an intensely re
ligious man nnd President Harrison Is an In
tensely religious man. They are close frlonds.
When they wore in tho Bonate togotber no two
Bonators were such close frlonds as thoy. Gen.
Harrison is a groat Church man, and the np
pal of the Methodist Church would nffoat him
strongly.
" but did you notice tho Cablnot that was
announced byJudgo Woods nt FortWnynn?
The Judge is said to bo a close friend of Gon.
, Harrison. Did you seo that there was no one
from New York 8tnto in that Cabinet? There
may be aheap in that unsenBntlonal paragraph,
for. busy as the friends ot Piatt and Miller are,
there are many othora who are urging Gon.
Harrison to make up just suoh aCnblnotas
that Who are they? Why, big man who are
not politicians or do not hall from New York
State, or who wish to bo absolutely friendly in
their advico. They toll the noxt President that,
as the maohlne in this State has broken up
slnoe election and the leaders are niter each
others' scalps, it's a first-rate fight for him to
keep out of. They tell him to say to Millar
and Piatt 'Blnco you both threaten to do all
the harm you can to mo and tho party In case
you are not both appointed to the same placo,
I will appoint nelthor.' They toll Gen. Harri
son he can afford to do this, slnco New York
Btato will not be an important factor in tho
next national election. Thoy mean by this
that when the Territories of New Mexico, Mon
tana, tha two Dakotas, and Washington are lot
in the Union as States it will not matter which
way New York votes. Thoy say tohlm, those Kil
kenny cats In New York State are fighting with
such long claws that you owe it to your party
to keep out of the sorimmago. Whon a Presi
dent is confronted with such alternatives as
offending bis party maohlne on one side or the
Methodists, Grangers, and temperanoe folks
on the other, he has has no business to mix in
the quarroL"
"What about Molno?"
"Ah, that's another tempest about tho Gen
eral's head. Mr. Blaine is the leader of tho
party. He will insist on being Secretary of
Btate. Tho General knows that to make him
Premier is to overshadow himself, and mnko
his Administration tho administration of Mr.
Dial no. On the other hand, Mr. Blaine knows
that his leadership deponds on his being suc
cessful in this spirited and plucky battla to
force a Presidont to obey him. He has a strong
support behind htm, and, knowing this, he will
move to Washington, and let tho General and
the country see that he is in battle array tor
the place."
"Do you know what Gen. Harrison is saying
cr thinking about ull this ?"
" I know simply tho man. I know he Is writ
ing to everybody for suggestions, nnd is not
letting a hint of his plans apoour In what he
writes or sa-e. That is what I know. What I
think- Is that Mr. Harrison knowB he is to be
President after March i. nnd ho means to bo
President Ho has wonderful nervo and back
bone. He is not at all worried over Now York
or Maine. He will do what his judgment dic
tates, and then he will stand by it"
JtXaJtoae'TFants tolm roXmatlei-Oeneral.
Petebshttbo, Dec. 13 The friends of Gen.
Mahone think that tho South should be repre
sented in President Harrison's Cabinet, and
that Virginia should be the State to furnish
that representative in tho person of the ex
Senator, who, they claim, is eminently fitted
for the Cabinet ofQco on account of hiB execu
tive ability. Tho place to which Gen. Mabone
aspires is Postmaster-General, nnd bis friends
are supporting bim vigorously for the portfolio.
To-night a secret conference of the chief lead
ers of the Mahone faction in Virginia Is being
held on the third floor of the Albemarle Hotel,
and it will in all probability be in
session until some time after midnight,
if not until on oarly hour in the
morning. There are something like
forty or more of the most prominent lights ot
the party In attendance from nil parts of the
State. Tho objeot of tho conforenco Is being
kept a secret, but it is sold to be in the interest
ot Mahono's Cabinet aspirations. It Is not Im
probable that at this conference a sorlcs ot
resolutions will be adopted to be forwarded to
President Harrison, sotting forth Mabone's
claim for the office of Postmastor-General and
reviewing the political situation in Virginia, to
offset the statement to be sent to the President
elect by the committee from the antl-Mahone
wing of the Republican party, consisting ot
Gen. V. D. Groner. ox-Gov. Wm. E. Cameron,
the Hon. John F. Lewis, the Hon. Jacob Yost,
CoL D. F. Houston, the Hon. Jamos D. Brady.
James A. Frazier, D. M. Morton, and W. G.
Pendleton.
Harrison and Morton Send letters or
BcBret.
New Haven, Deo. 18 The Republican
League annual was held In the Hyperion Thea
tre this evening. Before the dinner was en
tirely served the meeting took the form ot a
celebration over tho vlotory of the Republican
national and State tickets. There were
epeeohes and a general jollification. Pres
ident and Vico-Presldent-elect Harrison and
Morton sent letters as follows:
I'Diuurous, Ind, Pee. 1. 1B88,
JCduffi JS. Qretly, Kiq, Prul4cnL ire, JWw Havtu. Cvnn.
UrDimBit: Ihi to oknowlec'ia tbe receiptor
yoar Invitation to attend tho annual flintier of the Itepub.
(lean laarue ot heir llaren on tne ovenlnrof Thorxlar.
Deo. IS. 1 wonia aire roe treat pleaiure 10 meet with
you on that oocaalon. but tnronKaxtmenta are euch aa
to make It lmpo tible. rieaeeexpreMiorour auoclatee
my tHanke. not only 'or tbla friendly Invitation, but for
their efflclent terrloe la tne campelin. Very truly
year, IJbju. Uiaaisov.
83 Kirta Atmux. Hew York. Deo. X 1SK&
JEttuiit & Qruiy 19 , rmidrnt Ntvj Haven. CVnrt.
DiibSiii Ibex to acknflwiedf e tbe receipt of your
klnl Invitation to the aunual dinner of the Republican
League of ew llaren on Pee. 13 and rerret that aprevl.
onaeuearement preventeuiy acceptance or the ho,pltal.
llltt or your orranliatlnn. With sincere thanae for your
conrtciy, very truly your, Ltn f. Hostuk.
Kcruslag to Bay Good UTade at Starvation
Waged,
Syracuse, Deo. 18. Miss Aria 8. lTuntlnfr
ton said tbls morning. In regard to the pub
lished statement that the Ladles' Employ
ment Society of this city proposed to combine
against tbe purchase of goods made at starva
tion wages, that the society at their meeting
last Thursday declined to aocopt any work
from a certain Now York firm, wboso agont
had called upon them. bc.iust tbe wages
offered were too low. Many of the ladles in
this city bare long refused to buy cheap goods
at any dry goods store on account of the
starvation wages paid to tbe sewing girls.
Nothing has ever been said, bowovor.ln regard
tn 11 boycott. Miss Huntington declined to give
the name of the New York llrra, rearing that its
publication might Injure the employees.
A Juror Hudden Insanity,
Bat.hu, Dec. 13 A. L. Breed, aged 76 years,
while serving on a jury In tbe Superior Court
to-day became violently Insane, The jury was
engaged In tbe consideration of a savings bank
caBe, andlUreed had been out all night trying to
agree with tho others. It was first noticed that
his speeo was wandering. Then, he rapidly
grew worse, and became so wild that the jury .
could not procoed 8eral mrors held the in
sana man down by main strength, while tlio ,
others banged at the door to attract tho atten-
tlqnof tho deputy sheriffs. When thoy were 1
releared the Court excused them from further I
iluty. It is lieliuved timt Mr. Breed's illness
but be but temporary.
Dan Laaaont la Town.
SCol. Daniel Lamont. the private secretary of
reaideni ClereUna. arrired in tbe city Uitertauif,
twk roenu at us llniraaa lieu.
AN'INVITATION TO CANADA.
TUB QUKSTIOX Of ANMiXATIOS IHTltO
VVCKD lit COXltltKSS.
Mr. nnttcrvrorth Propone to Anthertaa
the lresldeat to Netcotlata with Great
Britain on the Subject In a. Friendly
Bplrlt Opinions Across the Border.
Washington, Dec. 13 Mr. Butterworth
of Ohio has Introduced for reference tho fol
lowing joint resolution, authorizing tho Provi
dent to negotiate with reference to tbo unity
nnd assimilation v it Ii tho United Status of tlio
Dominion of Canada or ot ono or more of the
provlncos thorcof :
lUrietff, The cltltena of the Dominion of Cacada are
one with ui In race, lineage, liittorr, and tradition) and
yyittreat. The reeourcre of the trocountrliuple.
inent each other, ahd the arteries ot cominetce, both
natural and artificial, are eo Interlocked and mutually
dependent upon each other that they oujrtit tooomtl'
late a rlnKle ryetem. to be one and tnrenarablet and
irAeira. The commercial relatione between the United
fitatee and the Dominion of Canada are, and have been,
etraJned and unnaturally cramped and. In armature,
puralyted. oerlnir to the Inability of the two Uneni.
menUtoeitabtUh euch a lyitem of International trade
and commerce between them aa U eieentlal to meet the
requirement uf the .ituatlon t and
n ritrm. The conditions anl relatione bofore referred
to, a. ateu ihu k'ournptir of the two countries .ucireu
the Impossibility ur n just and permanent settlement or
tbe controversies pertaltiluir to the ttsiierle. boundaries.
I and transnuniliiental trade, except ty b.endlirt.f f
I furls and Interest!, under one ir' ernmental m mem, and
point loriraily to tbe ncrtsslty find probability of a
unity and tunlrnllailou betweetitho two untlons under
ono Government: and
irAeredi, the bunds of sympathy resulting from kin
ship, race, lansuatfe. tradlilnn. ana substantial identity
ot governmental systems, together mlih a community
of Interests baed upon commei ce and lta aids mid atren
cles. are of such character that such union and at.smi
llatlon is belnr discussed aud favorab.y considered by
the cltUens of both nations, aud Inasmuch as It Is be
lieved that Its early consummation would boot great
advantage to all the citizens and subjectaof the tno
countries, provided the same can be attained In u man.
ner eonslsteut aliko with the honor and dutnltyof the
United htatea and Oreat Britain and the Dominion ot
Canada!
Therefore, with a view to aid In the consummation ot
what la hereinbefore suggested, be It
ffrrotrerf. That the 1'resldent ne and he Is hereby au
thorized aud empowered to Invite negotutlons looKtur
to the assimilation anil unity of tha people of the Do
mln'onoft ana ta and the flitted Mates under one tlov
erntnenr, euch unity and assimilation to be based unun
the admission of the several provluces of the Dumlniuu.
or sny one nt them. Into tbe I nlon of mates upon the
same terms and equality with the several States now
composing tbe Union, and tha assumption bv the United
Stales of the Indebtedness or tbe dominion or Canada,
orajuit pri'iortlon (hereof, and such other equitable
terms and conditions s Justice to the high contracting
parttea may demand; and
Jtriolvtd. ft.rrAer, That, with a view to such negotia
tion, tbe President Jtntto the appointment of rouimls
loners by the (,oernment of (treat llrltatu aud the Do
minion of CunHda. to consider tbe wtedom and expe
diency of sett lng and adjusting a I controersies and
rtlilerence which now exi.t between the two Govern
ments growing out of the fisheries or otherwise, by such
a nntou and assimilation aa is hereinbefore suggesteJ.
either as to the whole or any province or several
irolnces of said Poml ilon. such negotiations to be
condtcted tvitli doe regard to the amicable relations
whic't obtain beteeen Great nrttnin and the United
states and the obligations Imposed thereby.
Ithaca. Dec. 13 Prof. J. O. Sohurmnn of
Cornell University, who Is n Cunndian. spoko
here to-night on the political situation In Can
ndn. Ho held that Canada had been growing
Into an Independent nation since 1840, mid
especially ainco tlio conleder.ttlon In 1M57.
blnco IS80 Canada's somi-contlnental. lntor
oceanlc territory had grontly foi-tored the sen- '
timent. Howevor, there were Influences that I
might work for annexation. Taxation, gon- 1
orul and local, was about jh high In Cannda as I
in the United State, being In Nova Scotia 1
S9.45 per capita, as ngalnt $11.23 in Vermont.
But tho Vormontera' burden would be lessened
by $2 before 1000 by tbo pn inent or the debt. '
The populatloriiim not respect tho forty- I
ninth inrallnl. Thoro vrere neniiy onc'fuurtu I
ai rnnny Canadians in tbo United States ns lu .
Canada, and there were too few In the Cana
dian Northwest. Still It was shown that from
H'.iO to 18110 the ratoof incronseof population
had been greater In Canada than In the United
States, liut frorn lbol to 1H31 tne Canudlau '
increase had been only 33 per cent.
Howoter. nelthor the tlnnnces nor the popu
lation nor oven the fisheries required Htich rad
ical troatment ns a political union witlt the
States, which Cunndian sentiment opposed.
Both countries would be bouellted by limited
trade reciprocity. Canada had only to wait for
too returns from her golden Norihwectrtlion
alto mlcht beootne In nnmo what she lion al
most grown to, be In fact, a sovereign nntlon.
In tho mean time she would retain her present
political 6tntus.
Ottawa. Ont. Doo. 13. The riutterworth
resolution was published In tbo city papers
heie to-night without comment Sir llector
Langevin, Minister ot l'tiblio Work.s.
pays It is a good joke. As for
the people of Canada -desiring such
an assimilation ho does not believe tn.it thcro
Is n nubile limn in tbe country who tlniocomo
nut openly in t-upiiort of such u movement.
There is not. he says, n constituency in Canada
that would elect even a commercial unionist, j
much less an annexationist, as tho result or the I
I several oloctlons which have been run on that
line slnt'o tho last sesslnn of Parlinmom will
testily. As a representative of French Cann- 1
dtan interests In tbe Cabinet he says that
section of the people of Canada, especially In
the provlnee of (Jueboc, nro most vehement in
their denunciation of apolitical alllnncolili
tbe United States. If alltho British ttubiects
In Canada were as loyal to the litltlsh crown ns !
the million Trench Canadians of the provlnca
of Quebec are the Dominion neod neterfenr
dismemberment.
Mr. Mncnonzlo Bowoll, Ministerof Customs,
says tho matter Is too absurd to oven refer to.
In tbo first place, thoro Is no annexation sonti
mont in Canada tiorond a few fellows who
have nothing nt stako nnd who seek noto
riety by advocating u movement which
finds no sympathy In tho country, l'lie Idoaof
either British Government or tha Government
of Canada assenting to tlm Commission of In
iniiry. ns suggested by Mr. lluttorwortlt, is
ridiculous in the extreme Without this Com- .
mission, according to tho graphic way in which
Mr, Butterworth lias outlined the futuro des
tiny of the young Dominion, nothing could he
accomplished. Then, us this Commissi, n Is an
impracticability, some other means to secuie
tbe federation of Canada and tho United Ktatos
must be resorted to. The truth Is." said be. 1
"if thore Is to be any annexing we want to got
credit for tho Initiative step. Wo would llkoto !
annex the Unltod States, bill, thoy are 60 deeply
involved in polities that they hao not time to
dovota to their moral dtitios, which is ono of j
ourhtrong holds. We aro honest nt least In I
ourcomii'tlon, nnd will remain so." I
While Mr. Howell Is lncllnod, Ilka his col- I
leagues in tbo Cabinet, to treat the mattar
lightly, there are other politicians in Canada
who do not view It in tho same light. Mnjor ,
Chaploun, brother of tho Secretary of Btato,
himself Mastor of tbo Dominion Court In Chan- '
eery, said to-nlgnt that there are thousands in
the coun try who Incline toward annexation, but
are afraid to give expression to their convic
tions. "That there Is u strong nnd growing
sentiment in that direction." ho said, "tbeie
can be no denial. at folks are nfrald of being
pointed at 11a bo dlsloyul If thoy even hint at
the possibility of our iKisItlon being Im
proved by such an alliance" It was Im
possible he sntd. for any public man
to Ignore the fact tbnt there is a strong feeling
In Cannda In favor of 11 oloser alliance with the
American republic, but as regarded bis own
views as to tho desirability of such an alliance,
as a public officer bo declined to gheanex-proEBlon.
The Annexation Qumtlon Discussed by
Atllronduck Murray,
Boston, Deo. 18.-W, H. H. Murray Is
qualified, If anybody is, to speak Intelligently
on the eubjeot of commercial relations between
the Unltod StntOB and Canada. For coven
years lie has made a special study of Canadian
roitourcoa and her strength goograpliloally,
politically, nnd commsiciully. Knowing this,
he wnu Invited by Gov, Ames, ex-Gots. ltlce
nnd Clallln, Postmaster John M.Corso.and many
other prominent citizens torpenk In Musloliall
on tho genoral subject of th union of Canada
and the United Mates. To.nlght he appeared
on the platform of Mualo Hall for tlio first time
since lie preached bis fnrowell sermon to his
church, ton )ears ago. Fully two thousand
ladfos nnd gentlemen, representing the beet
society of Boston, yiero present. After review
log the early history nt both countries. Mo said:
"The Canadian question, brlelly stated, is
this: Canada Is now unconnected with those
powers and forces which commercially and po
litically represent the continent. Being thus
unconnected sbesuffois. Ht'rfeuneringBnre ap
proaching a crisis. HI10 Is casting around bow
tn make tbo needed connections with us.
She Interrogates us. Our ausvtor is: No
patriotic American, who understands what
the Interrogation and ansuor means, can
make other reply than tbls: 'Join us.' How
the union can take placo Is a matter for futuro
consideration. I need not consider It: you
need not, Canada has not thought herself to
that point. Until she does, wo have nothing to
do with hor or her problems. Bbo Is Intelli
gent; let her decido nor own bout course for
herself, But one thing I will nay, that 1
can concede of no proposition more crude
or hu rtftil than the one some untlioughtful per
soil bos made 10 iiurelmte her. I can only
characterize such a piopoeltlnn as simply
shocking, Its coarseness will serve, perhaps,
ono good purpose, viz.. to bring out the lino al
titudes ol the subject. A a whole, the Cana
dian people are proud. I need not say that th
' "ho now, In wit, In culture, la
wealth, in skill, in patriotism, represent
Canada, aro ntt of the tort timt can bo bought.
They do not propose to soli tbelr country or aH
nlst In putting It up for sale, nor would any ar
rangement like reciprocity be satisfactory to
clthor country. It vtould be only a temnornry
makeshift: a plan to satisfy tho greed ot traf
fic, and not to fettle a question of empire. It
would hnvo for Its parent" nothing worthier
than considerations of dollars and conts. nnd
being thus basely born would llvo a snarling
llfu nnil die soon. Commerce Is vitally
connected with tbe Fettlemcnt of this question,
but It novnr can be settled nit the commercial
basis. For our commercial relntlons with
Cnnndlans are but n part a vory small part
ot the question botwren us. The real one, the
great, grave one, Is. what is to be thotr politi
cal, tholr governmental, tholr military relations
to us. nnd hence it Is vain to make any settle
ment which settles only tho part, the smallest
part, of tho difficulty, but leaves tho major
part of tho probloni unsolved,! nay, unconsid
ered. " I may bo mlstakon, but I bollovo that oom
I morcial reciprocity by Itself vsould provont
tho union ot Cnnndlans with us of Iho States;
because, by rellovlngthn Immediate pressure
1 of present nocesslty. which Is upon them, nnd
I which is cnueed, anil caused only, by their non
1 connection u 111) tho great centre ot thecontl
1 nont.it would stopthem from furthorlmostlgn
tlon and prot ont thom from getting down to tho
1 bottom ot tlio illlllculty. In tho blaze of sud
den and vast relief their oyott would be blinded
so timt thoy would not see tho actual and doeit-sentt-d
causo ot all their troublos, which Is po
litical tepttratlon from tbe groat, rich, nnd
1 1'rosporous nation to tho south of thoni. Woro
1 thoy one with us they vould bate the-o finan
cial. Initut-tfln', mid commercial eonneotluns
I wltic't wlllglvetheiiingroutliandextmi'slnnln
I riches nnd nnwor In ton jenMWhlcli n hundred
jears hne failed tn bring thom. nnd which nn
, othr cetitnry unaided by us will fall to bring
i thorn. Let. therefore, 1 sny, the Canadians
t nlone. Gle thorn tlmotositlier '10m and real
ize tho real cntiso of all their trnublos. Death
Is busy thoro its hero, nnd ubovo thogrnves ot
I the next decade Canadian thought will movo
I on more easily and swiftly to a clenrapprchon
I slon of whit Is wise nnd ailequnte.
I "So. then, 1 suggest tbnt we of tho ropuhllo
. let this thing rost where It Is n while. Lot Can
! tula think her problem well out. Lot hor learn
1 nnd thoroughly lenrn tbnt, politically, she is
wrongly placed and cannot prosper ns she Is.
Let her ascertain that In this republic, and
1 as an honored nnd proud part of it. she
will find her truo geographical, bistor-
leni, and commercial connections: that
I outside of such connections she will
find a shrivelled fortune and swarming perils.
1 Meanwhile wo should bold ourselves aloof from
1 hor. neither holplng nor hindering Iter: giving
her no cattso of ofTence. wishing in our hearts
that tho was ol us: frankly stating our posi
tion, hoping that she will soon cme into politi
cal oneness with us. and nssurlng her of a
hearty and proud welcome when slio shall de
cide to come. But one thing Cnnndlans must
understand, nnd It would be unwise nnd unfair
for us to conceal it from them, and that ono
thing Isthla-thut this republlo will never see
1 n greater power built up on this continent,
either to the North or south of us,
under clthor French or English flogs,
nnd take no action to preent it.
Lenst of all shall we ever assist them to
become numerous, rich, and powerful with
that end on their part In riew. Wo Invite
them eord'nlly to share with us tlio destiny of
the continent; to Bhare with us Its greatness
and Its glory, as historically thoy have a right
to do and should be ptoud of doing: but
if they foolishly decline our invitation and
undertake to rival us nnd Imperil us by
nn alien development, then must thoy look for
no help from us. for wo shall certainly not help
them at all, nnd we shall as certainly oppose
tholr progro8 to the fullest extent of our
finwer: nnd this wo shall do in the Interest of
iberty anil of mankind, for ho must be a fool
who thinks that two gieat rival powers
can exist side by Bide in pence upon this
contlnont. I know well the wealth of hor
natural resources, now lying undet eloped. I
know well that Iti ueveitTtn tlmae. resources
car capital nnd our O'Uerprijo VtouKX find
profitable employment. I know well the ex
tent of hor vast domain nrd its nluc. I know
well the conservatism of hor character, the pro
11 lie vigor of her population, and that she might
gho fo the development of our commercial
nnd political lifn most valuable contribution
of holpfulness; but ns a citizen of the republic
forecasting tbe future I cannot see bow w
tan. in justice to that future, do aught to help
her or receive help from her until she bocomos
politically united with us."
"xrE case Aa.trxHT oAitzroy.
Witnesses) or the Killing of Policeman Bran
nan Testify to hla Guilt,
Tho fourth day of the trial of Henry Carl
ton for tbe murder of Policeman Brenunn on
Oct, '29 last was bogun yesterday with tho chief
witness for the prosocution, Julius Itoesler, on
tho stand. He was cross-examined by Lawyer
William F. Uowo. Itoesler said ho had mart-hod
In the Democratic pnrade.and had drunk twelve
or fifteen glasses of beer on tho night before the
shooting, but he knew whnt ho was doing. He 1
wns about fifty feet from Carltoa when Carlton
shot Policeman Brennnn.
While the witness and Carlton were at the
Thirty-fifth police station after tho shooting,
the witness said, "Carlton shook his fist at
him. nntt said bo was sorry he had not dono up
lfoeslor, too. i
Policeman Maurice Cotgan testified that ho
hoard the shots llred by Carlton nnd run after
him. Carlton raised bis arm as if to fire at tho
witness, who said. "Don't you do thnt,".Carlton
raised bis pistol again andColgnn said, " Drop
that or I'll diop you," Carlton throw the re
volver Into tbe Etreet. At the police station
Carlton denlod that hu shot Bronnan.
Policeman Casstdy testified that Carlton said
to Itoesler, his accuser, in tbe police station:
"Yes, I'm tho man, nnd 1 ought toleabot
you, you Dutchmau, instead ofthe copper."
Police Captain ityan and Sergeant l'itzcornld
testified that Carlton denied tho shooting when
they questioned him.
Mrs. Kate binllloof 491 Third avenue, near
Thirty-third street, testified that, hearing a
pistol shot, Bho looked nut of the window and
saw Carlton shoot three times at Brennnn.
Just before the last shot was tired Carlton said.
"I'll kill you I"
A motlou by Lawyer Howo that tho count In
the indictment for murder In tbe lint degree
should be taken from the jury was denied, as
wns also his motion that under tbe .McQuado
decision tho jury should declare that thoy
could not go on with the caso bocausn they bad
been improperly impanelled. Lawyer Howe
added that K he put any witness on tho stand
for tho defence that witness would be Carlton
alone,
Tho caso will go to tho jury to-day. Judge
Mnrtino complimented Col. Follows and Mr,
Howo foi their diligence in bringing the trial
to so spoott y an end.
XJP TOO WANT JHFOU&IAIJON
'Why It la You Ileeillato lie fur e AaUlnc a
l'ollccmua t
.lames Lynch, a saloon keeper of 435
Eleventh avenue, called on Superintendent
Murray yesterday aud made complain! against
Policeman Hugh McCauley ot tbo City Hull
station for annulling him and insulting hit
wife. Lynch says ho had tickets for in onter
talnment at Stefnwny Hall on Wednesday
night und was in Union square at about 7
o'clock. Ho was not sure where the kail was,
aud seeing a policeman talking to a htokmuu,
ho nnpioaclied him. and, bunding him the card
nt the entertainment, asked how toga thcro,
The policeman. Lynch says, pushed the card
awuy nnd Htld ; " Got out 01 here and And out."
Lynch says ho told tbe policeman thai it was
bis duty to guldo poreons seeking Inloniatlon.
Tho Policeman slnppoJ him In the face, in
sulted his wilo mid ordered them awnl. Ho
did not retaliate, but his wifoslappod McCau
ley In tlio faco, In return. Lynch Bays hi fol
lowed McCauley, who lildiuu saloon at third
uvenue and Fllteentit street. lie then reported
the cans at tbe Ktibt Twenty-second street sta
tion hoiiBe, and a roundsman went to the sa
loon, but McCuuley hud gone.
MoCauley has been on the force eighteen
years. He was found by a Sun reportor last
night at his rotidencu. 1, 25b Third avenue, lie
had gone oft duty at u o'olock. McCauley ad
mitted that he had refused tho desired direc
tions to Mr, Lynch, and also that he had struck
Lynch with his open hand,
I made a mistake." he added In explana
tion, "but tbe man was ory suueynndtho
woman slapped me In the face. Iwas off duty,
I hao recehed orders to appear before Super
intendent Murray lo-uoriow morning."
Where tha I'nllee Juetleee Will Hit.
The Board of Police Justices dismissed last
Bight tbe ehargea of Inefficiency made by Commodore
Oerry against Stenographer James A. Lyons. Tbe Jus
tices wero assigned as follows for I8M1
tlrst six months 1 Special Sessions Justice Ktlbreth,
presiding) Justices Smith and Tomer Tombs and York-villec-eurtsrurtl,
Uorman, and Wslde. Jefferson and
l.'mex Varketa fatters'in. Puffy, aud O'Bslllr, Uarlein
and Morrlsauia Murray and White.
Last six montnti Hpeolal bosrloue Justice Smltlt, pre.
elolng; Justices Kllbretb u.id fattereon. Tombs and
Vfirtrille Courts Unify, O'Usllly, and Murray Jeffer
son and Essex Markets I'owsr, Vielde, and VWille.
lisrlcm and 3Jorrlsuln Gorman and Ford, t
C'l.rk Conrad H Hmythe waa transferred to Jefferson
JUrket, and 1'atrlck VoCabe te Yorkvuls,
Tonajg A Sorlle'o Stick Ueerto.
The OK fashioned Rsmsdr fojeongha, gem, CmarUts'. .
WILL THE BIG CANAL FAIL?
nn' LBsaci'S'H paxaiua compaxx ok
its t.Aur .,
all Son Bays Bankruptcy or Blseolallon
Confronts the Company-He tlrst ee It to
Petition the Government rr Aid An I'm
citing Hceno ut the Company's) Office
Relief Projects or the (leternneiit
London, Doo, 14.-A Paris Ucepntch to tho
Daily iVio snys: "During another exciting
scene ut tho Panama Canal Company's offlco
to-day, on n call for M. do Loneons. Charles tin J
Losseps, his Bon, appeared. Ho announced 1
that only 180,000 bonds hail been 6Ubscrlbod
for, and that tho company would, therefore, '
commence returning the deposits to-morrow,
referring to bis father's remarks on tho pre
vious day, ho eald: ,
" ' My father 1b younger In spirit than I, HU
remarks woro mado on tho strength ot it hope
ful report that I mnde him. Tlio result Is
bankruptcy or tho lading up of the com pany.'
"Ho urged them to petition tho Ciovornmont
to como to the nslstnnco of tho company."
I'AltIB, Dec. 13. At n inretliii; ot tho Cabi
net to-dny two scjiomoa In connection with tho ,
Panama Cunnl were discussud. Ono uf the
I schemes Is to defer tho payment of lutciuUon 1
tho bonds until tho canal Is in woiklngordor.
and to put thopiesont company lu lliuldntlou ,
and form a now company, whoo shareholders j
shall havo priority. By tho other scheme It is ,
also proposed to defor tho payment of Interest '
until the completion of tbe cnnal. but tl.o pres
ent company Is to continue to exist mid be au
thorized to grant a new company, nt iv fixed
price, tho concessions necobsitry toiomplutu
tho cnnal.
M. tie Lessens favors tho latter proposition.
As tho Colombian Government husonlytrenlod
with the present company It Is uncertain
whether It woultl agree to the substitution of a
new company. The Cabinet arilved at no de
cision. The cnnal company hits lstted a circular, in
which It suyB that tho dotlnlto result ofthe
subscriptions for tho loan is not yet known,
but the ardor and manliness shown by thi'bo
who hne subscribed testily to the vitality of
thoentoipr.so. Tho circular created a favor
able lmuresslon in tbe llnnuclul World.
SCOUNDItELB ON TUK STAND.
The Hort or Wltaeaaeie who are 4.vlnc
Kvldenee for the Lesson Times.
fcryrlgU, lbss, tit Thi Htm iyiuKni und ititluAlne
AuoctatUm.
London, Dec. 13 James Buckley from I
Tralee went Into tbe witness box before tho 1
Commission to-day and confessed himself n
Penianandnwould-bo-murdorer. He described
in the calmest manner how the League paid
him to murder obnoxious persons nnd how he
endoavored to earn the blood money. lie at- :
I tempted to murder a neighbor named llocbo, 1
but failed even to wound him, nltbough he hud I
tho victim by the collar and llred three shots ,
from a revolver nt such close quarters. This
struck tho Court ns peculiar, but tho mystery
was oxplalnod in cross-examination. It was I
practically proved that the outrngo was a
spurious one arranged botween tho mhrderor
nnd tho victim, tbo Inttor obtntnlng compensa
tion for his shattorod nenesnnd 6harlug the
plundor Willi Bucklov.
Among other interesting particulars labori
ously extracted by Sir Charles Kussoll and
other counsel from this scoundrel wore that
he had been frequently ln prison In Ireland
and England for a variety of ofTencos. hud
robbed and boaten his own mothor, committed
perjury against his dearest frlond. and had
been a creature of tho police for years. In
short, Buckjey proved himself a credit to his
aft TV 1 A Tt A ei
Before Buckley commenced his nnrratlvo the
Court was treated to a sweet specimen of Irish
pollco reporting. Sorgoiuit Feely attended a
League meeting, at which he said Michael
Savltt was present, and tho witness produced
with pride a neatly written transcript of that
gentleman's speech. But Kussell proed and
the Attorney-General subsequently admitted
that Davitt missed tho train and wns not
present, a fact which, although It spoko vol
umes lor Feely's imaginative power, some
what lessened tho valuo of his evidenco.
ARE 8TANLEI AD i:3US VAV11TEH?
Osman Dlgma Hays They Have Been Dellv.
cred to tbe Mubdlati.
London. Doc. 14.Tho Standard snys it
has reason to believe that tho letter received at
Suakln from Osman Diginn announced that
the Mahdl'a troops had at length been success
ful; that Emln Pasha had held out bravely,
but bis men mutinied and dolUoied blm, with
a white traveller, supposed to bo Stanloy, to
the Mahdlst leader, Dlgma sends proofs tend
ing to support tho truth of his assertions.
OKItUANl'H COLONIES.
Bismarck Bays the Colonial Movement nan
Gone Too Fur.
Bermn, Doo. 13.-Tho Fretsinnigc Zcitung
says: "Prince Bismarck, in a recent conversa
tion, declared that owing to the nation's pres
sure Germany's coloninl policy had gono fur
ther than he desired. It wub too late, however.
1 to think of drawing back. Such a eourse
would bo equivalent to defeat on the Ilhluo.
Tbe bast African enterprise would certainly
entail a great sacrlllco of lifo aud money, with
no particular advantage."
The riackvllle Affair.
London, Dec. 13 In the House ot Com
mons to-night Sir James I'ergnsson, Under
rorelgn Secretary, replying tol.otd llandolph
Churchill, said that the American Minister had
presented a notloe on tho Snckvlllo affair 11 fow
days ago, and that It had been referred to Lord
Hackville lor comment. Tho correspondence
on the subjoct could not be published until
complete.
Citt or Mexico. Dec, 18. A rumor Is current
hero that Sir Spencer St. John, tho English
Minister, will probably replace Lord Sackillle
at Washington.
The Dolman .Devolution Hiippresaed.
Panama, Dec. 5 According to the lnleet
advices tbe revolution in Bolivia has beon sup
pressed. Presidont Arce urrUod at La Pat! on
Oct. 21 with tho army, nnd be hu'l n cordial re
ception. Subsequently the extra troops raised
to suppress tho revolution wero disbanded.
The newspapers contain only vacuo allusions
to the general condition of tho country.
Will Mr. Mandford be Minister to France I I
Paws, Doo. 13. Mr. Sandford, formerly of
the United States Legation In Paris, and after
ward In Brussels, Is now In this city, Thnlm
presslon prevails among Ills friends that be a 111
succeod Mr. MuLuue as Unltod States Minister
to Erance.
I-avlgerle on the (slave Trade.
NAri.E8, Deo. 13,-Cardlnnl Lnvlgeria do
llrered an eloquent address In this rlty this evening on
the an'l slavery question He inalnta'ned thst Hie only
war worthy of hurnpeati powers was a war agjimi
trailio In slaves Th address made a deep Impression
upon the audience, which was try large.
In Honor of Mr, und Mrs, Chumherlaln,
BntMiNoiuM, Doo. 1?. A conversazione will
te given, at the Town Hall on Jan. b lu honor of Mr and
Hrr. Chamberlain. A diamond and sapphire hraelet
Mill be pitx-uted to Mrs Chamberlain, aud au Illumin
ated addrcta lu Mr. Chamberlain.
An American Church at Nice,
Nics. Deo. 13. Tho American Protestant
Erjlecop-il Church of the Holy uhosl lu Hilarity waa con
secrated lo-day by Bishop Lyman. Iwo hundred and
nlty Americans and Issttlshnieu attended the services.
Persia Yields to Jtuaalu'a Ileraunda.
, Lqndoh, Dec IS. It is lenrnod that Persia
has waive 1 her obieulous to the appointment of a itus.
slan Cmi.ul at Keslied, and that the I'ar wilt send a 1
Cunn) there at ouce,
The Pope Will Bemala at Home. '
.noiuc, Deo, 13 .-It Is officially reported that !
55 'iJM.ll n"' ,E,,n? l0 ' Borne, aoy taa LV
thought of taking such step. i
JL Pteaaaat Confection-Try It, I
aitOKEIt BTEAVBUX SUOT.
The Police Buy It IVaa Attempted Suicide,
Hut Ills Friends Say It Waa aa Accident.
Guatav fjtrausky, 37 years old, a,natlro ot
Hungary, who was educated ln Paris and had
lived thero noarly all his life, came to this city
two years ago. Ho was a smooth-faced, boyish
looking fellow, of a jolly, soclableldlsposltlon.
He bud a comfortable income, whloh ho in
herited from his parents. lie came to this
country for tho purpose ot going into business,
nnd a year ago oponod a llttlo broker's office at
CO Broadway. Ho oocupled a ball bedroom on
tha second floor of Mrs. Mary T. Berslck's
boarding house at ' S West Fourteenth stroot.
ritrausky reached noma nboutll o'clock yester
day afternoon. He spent some time iu playing
with a llttlo girl who llvos In tho house, and
then retired to his room. Mrs. Berslck was
out. At 3a o'clock the four servants ln tbe
houso woro startled by the report of u pistol in
Mr, Htrausky'sroom, Thoy cnllod Policeman
Woon of tho Mercor street police station, who
found Strausky Bitting in a chair noar a tablo
with his bauds pressed against bis left side
just below the honrt. He said that he bad ac
cidentally shot himself. An ambulance car
ried him to tho St. Vincent's Hospital, where
Dr. Mitchell gavo It aa his opinion that Strausky
could not live.
The pollco ot th Charles street station en
tered the caso on their books ns nn attempted
suicide. Tbo roolver with which the shooting
wat done Is n S.ehnmbered weapon of 88
callbre. It was perfectly uew.
A frlond of Strausky said last night thnt It is
folly to think that Strausky tried to kill him
self. Ho bought tho weapon, tho Mend snld,
to sond invnv-as a Christmas presont to some
tohilUo In tho old country. He had evidently
put a cartridge In It to see how it worked, and
boing In a measure Ignorant of its mechanism,
it bad evplodod und Inflicted the mortal wound.
"Strausky hasn't a care in tho world." snld
his friend. "Ho nun nil tbo money hoenresfor:
bo bus mado lots of IrlendB here, and ho has
nlwuys been n happy fellow. I think he waa a
member of tbo Consolidated Exohaneo."
Ho far as known Strausky has no relatives ln
this country.
nilO WAB THIS bVICIOET
A. Question or Jurisdiction Keeps the Police
From To Inn: to Find Out.
The body ot ' the pretty 18-year-old girl
who jumped from tho Erie ferryboat Joy Oould
on its OH trip Tuosday night from tho foot of
West Twenty-third street has not yet been
found, and no one answering hor description
tins been reported missing. When tha girl
passed tho collector nt the Twenty-third street
slip she was called back to pay hor three-cent
faro. She found the monoy.and with trembling
hands latd it on tho counter. The ticket agent
barely glanced at her. He noticed that she
was ti biunette, that her hair nung In a braid
down her back, and that slio wns shabbily
dressed ant! carried a bundlo under her arm.
On the lorry boat sho stood near the door of the
niter cabin. The llvo other passengors In the
same cabin, three women and two men. saw
tbnt tbo girl wns excitod. The women were
about to spenk to her, whon sho pushed open
the swinging doors, ran to tho guard rail,
climbed upon it, and leapod Into tho water.
The girl lumped when the boat was opposite
Twentieth street. When the Oould backed to
the spot no trace of her could bo found.
Ono of the women who snw tho gltl Jump told
tho Gould's officers that hor pome was Muggle
1. Cumbrldgo ol UK Summit avenuo. Jorsey
City. No person of that namo llvos there, how
oxer. No Investigation of tho sulctdo has been
mutle by the iwllco. At tho Twentieth street
station the Sergeant said that tho cuss should
have been reported in Jersey C'itv, where the
boat landed. At tho Grove stroot station in
Jersey City the police said that as the sulctdo
had oocurrod on this side ot the tnladlo of the
river it a out of their jurisdiction.
SUOT IN A HANK.
A. Stranger Kills u Cashier Because Ho
Would Not Cash a Check.
San BEitNAitpiNO. CaL,-,,Dec. 13. Two
strangers from Arizona entered the Ban Ber
nardino National Bank this morning. One of
them preseuted a cheok, and askod that It be
cashed. E. H. Morse, tho cashtor, told him ha
vtould have to be identified. Some words fol
lowed, when tho ntrancor drew n revolver and
I shot Morso through tho body. Tbe latter re
turned tbo flro. and put two balls into his
assailant. Six or eeven shots were fired In all,
Tbo two strangers ran. but were arrested and
lodged in pill.
John Oakes, who did tho shooting, had been
working on tbo railroad here about a month.
HN companion v us a deputy sheriff from Ari
zona, but thero Is no reason to believe
that tbe lutter had anything to do
with tbo shooting. Oakes went Into tbo
bnnk yesterday ann asked to have a
check cashed. He was told he would have to
bo Identified. When ho presented the check
this morning Cashlor Morse told him he would
not cash the check until he was prooerjy Iden
tified. Oakos said: "I will make you." and
fired immediately. Morse returned Ore, nnd
nlno shots were exchanged. Morse was
shot through the lungs, and dlod in
n short time. Oakos's wound is not serious,
hen Onkos was arrested letters wore found
upon him showing be recently bad been In an
Insane avpluin ln Nevada. Physicians who ex
amined him pronounce bim lnBiine. Morso was
n popular man. and great oxcltoment prevails.
Ho loaves a wlfo.
TOOK AN OTItEr.ZO TTNAirAREB.
The "Wife Ulscovered After Marriage That
Her Utisbund Had African Dlood,
Mary A. Cooper thinks that she has good
and sufficient reason for baring her marriage
with George Coopor annulled, and a referee ap
pointed by the Supreme Court to investigate
hor caso coincides with her. Her reason is that
before sbo married George he told her ho was
a wblto man, and that she has since found out
that ho Is not
Ho looks about as whito as anybody. She
had known blm sovoral years, and ln 1864 he
began to court hor. In 1885, when sho was 23,
ho popped tho question. Bolng apparently un
certain about his race, she asked If he was
white or colored, or If any of his relatives were
colored. He told hor that he was n white
Portuguese, that thero was no colored blood
Inhisvojns, and that neither his parents nor
nny of his relatives were colored. Feeling
confldont upou this point, on May 4, 1885, she
mnrrlod him.
At that tlmo sbo was living in Brooklyn, but
sbo now resides at 234 Hast Seventy-ilxth
Btreot. Phe had no knowledge about his
parents, but he had told her that he had rela
tives in Philadelphia. He promised to tako
hert here, out put her off, until finally sbo de
termined to Introduca herself. She went to
the house In Philadelphia where he had told
ber. his aunt lived, and there met a colored
woman who said she was Cooper's aunt, Mrs,
Cooper returned to tho city and charged her
husband with bavins deceived her. Then for
tho first time, she says, he admitted that he
was a colored man.
From that tlmo they never lived together.
She brought a, suit in the Supreme Court to
annul nor marriage upon the ground of frnud.
Her husband did not defend It. A full brother
of his tostlllod before the referee that both his
I P.irents wore colored. The reforeo yesterday
llled his report In favor of annulling the mar-
Itesentlng Mr, Heudder's Attack.
The Jersey City noard of Finance meeting was enliv.
ened last night by an attack on the itev. Dr. Soudder,
pastor of tbe Tabernacle Church Ur. sendder, In a pmv
llshed Interview, had .aid that the entire government of
the city waa rotten to the core. Commissioner Harden
burg, who lj t-rctident uf a bank and an ex-Congressman,
saldt -
"The attack of the clergyman Is dl.gracefnl and seres.
le.s. Jersey city Is ilie iinberlsl cllv of New Jetaey. We
are her guardians Let ua nut weatcn under their mean
tiro but stand by our guns au'i drive the traitors ant
asubcins from ainoug us "
fummluiionere Uatx and Warrea made similar
JleaCCUCIw
Ha Meant to Kill Himself.
Bai.timoiie. Dob. 13,-Among tho many saloon
keepers who came to this cllylrom PMIadslphla when
the high license law was passed waa Christian freltag,
lie oneued a place In Kast llalilmore, but luck waa
against blm Decerning dierouraged. he decided toend
L',,.,Lff- .r"ne sure o the lob Be shot him. elf tolas,
cut hi throiit, ami then severed the arteries In both
wrists. He ladylneat the City Hospital JreltagUSa
year of age, aud has a wife but no children.
Gov. Hill Hees Julias Ctesnr."
Gov. David B. Hill was one of the Interested
spectators of UootU and narrelt's presentation of
"Jnllut Csrsar" at Ilie Fifth Avenue Theatre last
night lie arrived at the Hoflinan House early In the
flay, and was aecnmpeuled to the theatre by Col. B.
ludsin and hi sou. -Hurt" June. a who were hu!
travelling companions In the Journsy to tbla city,
Carltoa'a Comedy Troupe tJtraadcd.
Gbbbmb. N. Y.. Dec, lS.-Oariton'i oomedr
fiKSKjl" ken dessrud Tiers by the uutoaftriTwhs
DEMPSEY'S BOLD PROPOSAL J
taiCBRLT. BATB 1TB nVBlKESBHWO 1 B i
AND TIllNtlB nE'LT, ACCEPT XX I -
Dentpaeya Offer Xjoavea Handsome Charlta t m
Vrithont a Loophole of Escape Kllrata
Arrives TO-day to Talk, with Mitchell. -. '
Charley Mitchell was as crisp and choorjr
as tho weathor outside as ho entered the
Twenty-fourth streot entrance to the Hoffman ,' 1
House last night aftor witnessing a perform- , 1
anco ot Captain Swift at tho Madison Baunro ' v .
Theatre In company with Dr. Dohorty of Phil ft :
adelphla and a number ot friends. In convor I
satlon with The Sun repcrtor Mitchell saldi I
"IseeDompsey has nt last made a sensible , , I
proposition: the first one that has come from L
htm, and I muBt say thnt it Is business Ilka" K
" M now mnko two propositions to Mitchell.'" M
Mitoholl road from nn ovenlng paper. " 'which , '
I will fjrmly ndboro to. I will fight Mitchell to "'&(-.
a finish, before the California Athletic Club, , IT:
for tho tlO.OOO offered by thom. and I will . ' II t
guarantee Mr. Mltcholl that I will meet , ' j
him in Brooklyn or Jorsey City ln jj t'l
a tan - round contest after our bat- Jj
tlo hat been decided in San Francisco. 1j j!
My guaiontooBhall be llko thin: I will place JJ t!
the sum ot 33,000 in tho hands of nny two fnlr f I;
sporting men Mitchell may suggest that I will ,.' t H
meet him In Jorsey City or Brooklyn ln n ton- ' f Jj
round contost after our return from tho Pactlts a u
slono. Should 1 fall to do so I to forfeit the L i
jS.UOOdown. J f
""Or I will make a furthor proposition; If I .
Chnrloy Mitchell li'accs tlio sum of 15,000 In I
the hands of nny two responsible sporting men " 11 I;
1 may name I will moot him In a ten-round f r
contost hore nnd chance defeat before going ta A T
California, providing ho forfeits tbe $0,000 f i
should he fall to light mo to a Mulsh before tbo jj f
California Athletic Club aftor our bnttlo here. jj '
Those are my propositions, which aro llnal." 11 j
As Mitchell ceased reading ho smllod de- ! ' '
rnurely, removed n Havana cigar from his lips. Jl
blew the snioko at a unintoil nymph, and saldt K '
" That's business through and through, and 1 B
there Is money ln it. It is perfoctly fair and i
honorablo." 1 ,1
"Will you accept Mr. Dompfley's offer?" E
asked tbe reporter. Mitchell's reply was some li
time oomlng, but when he did speak bo said: H !
"lam placed In n peculiar position; I havo B ?
my reasons for not making my bttslnoss pub- (, 1
11a Do you see whnt I mean? I shall glvo Mr. , K
Dempsey's proposition my most careful con- I j!
elderatlon. nnd I think I shall accept It. I do
Rot know which offer I Bbnll take up first. r
aturally tbo New York nnd Brooklyn poo- E
Elo would soonor soo us come togotber fl
ore, as not ono out of a thousand , : h
will be able to go to California, and thors ; I
ought to ho a great house if wo Bpitr hore. j 1'.
Howovor. I'll consldor this matter carefully, , It!
and in duo time glvo the publlo mydoflnlte Sfi
answer, whloh I can promise them will not put 111
mo ln a bad light A man is not supposed to If,
give nway his plans, and I have reasons ot mr , A
own for keeping mlno -ecrot nt present." 1 1
"Did you not say tbls morning that you ! J.
would fight Dempsoyto a finish next spring J-fj
when you had eutiroly recovered the use of I3,w
your hand?" A rj
Mitchell looked up riutckly. and was about to i B ?!
speak when the reporter continued: "I have 1 V
positive Information that you did." H
Mitchell laughingly replied: "Why, yos, I tl
did sny so, and I say bo ngain." ' l
" will Jake. K 11 rain bo hero to-morrow?" 1 i
I expect him early to-morrow morning, and . f
will have a talk with him regarding this match I II
with Sullivan." t
At tbe office of tbo Police Oazettt yesterday !
aftornoon Richard E. Fox eald that ho had no f
doubt that Kllraln would make a match with V
Sullivan. Ho eald that he would not back K
Kllraln; that Jako would bat-k himself. tc ' K
A. T. Lumloy of tho Ilhiitrateii AVici ?
said that Sullivan's $5,000 on deposit at ,;
tho Clipper ofllce was ns eloquent 0 forty ofn- i t
torn, and added: "We shall do nothing until Sf
that money Is covered, whon Sullivan wll it
oomo on and make his own match." , j f.
The next few days ought to decido whi '" pj if
Kllrnin will meot Sullivan, and Mitchell & V U
Bey. To-day's consultation between Mi v J If
and Kllraln and their friends oughtto-t ff J
something. If Mitoboll's original plans uit fit. ', if,
hered tothey will leave tor Chicago to-morroA. ( V
TEItY QVBEB. I f.
Why Do lien Select Seven when Ajrfeta to - ft
Think ofa Nnmbert
Herrman, the magician, was BtancUn'K tth f
some friends at the Hoffman House last it. Jit, '
when Marshall P. Wilder started to do a r;
which hinged on a certain numbor. HetnnstI I
to Alfred Claggott and asked him to think of a j
number botwoen ono and ten. y 1 g
"Wait a minute." eald Mr. Herrman. "and I f H
will put down the numbor that you select." ij
He took a ponoll and scribbled the number V
on the back ot a menu card. Mr. Claggott sat t
ln deop thought for a moment, and finally soldi P
"Seven." p
Herrman turned the mono over, and there ' ''
was the figure soven on the back of the card. Ii
.It Is not a trick." he said quietly. "You ' j
will find that every man will ohooeo seven nn- 3,
der the same circumstances. t
Mr. Claggott turned to nn adjoining table) ji
where Col, Ochlltroo sat and put the quoatlon fi
to him. The Colonpi yelled seven ln a loud V
and burly voice. Then Ed. Stokos ondE-Q. i
Gllmorecameln In rapid succession, and both 1
chose the same number. Townsend Percy and f
Tom Burnsldo of tbo London Savage Club also ,
soloctod the same numeral, and for tbe auo- ti.
ceedlug half hour no ono broke the record. , 5
"There Is no explanation of it," said M& J
Oerrman in conclusion, as be rose to go to din- j
nor, "It Is tho habit of the human mind, i
nothing more; l
JOUB ON UR. FRESCO. 1
He has to Hay Tickets to his Own Theatre
of a (Speculator. 1
Bather nn Interesting thing; occurred to X, $
Henry French, the well-known yachtsman, . s
Tlvier, and theatrical manager, yesterday. Mr. '
French, besides running n lot ot things and ' 'j
managing the Grand Opora House, has a large l
interest ln the Broadway Theatre. He and if
Frank W. Sanger built it, Mr. Frenoh decided - ft
?to take some friends up to see "Little Lord K
auutleroy." Ho sent up an order for etx seats. 2
ho box ofBco returned word that every ft
thing was sold put for a week or so f.
aboad. Then Mr, l-renah wont up himself; f,
out there wub nothing to be had in f
his own theatre, and ho had to go outside and v i
open negotiations with a speculator. The ' l,
speculator did not bue six seats together, and V
so be called In another " broker," and together 1 '
they managed to get six seats. The painful '
part of it Is that they cost Mr, French to e, 1 Ife
point bordering on tbe exorbitant. It is not '
often that a speculator has a clmnco to get oven
with tho manager of the theatre, ana In this I
case the revenge was heavy. It Is rather a dim. i
oult thing to convince Mr. French at present I
that there are any advantages about owning a b
New York theatre. jj
Szacct a Nipping Air To-day. I;
Yesterday was delightfully fresh and in- ' ' f
vlforatlng. The day was clear, eioept for a flurry of ' (
now, and the wind west and brisk. Ueglnnlng with
.'.M" temperature grew colder and colder, and to-day p
"Inda! tol'i" tUU- wlln '" "tar end brink, westerly R
The Weather Yesterday. I
Indicated by Perry's therraomoter, la Tn i
Sea bulldlnri U A. 11.. 3ui 6 A. it., 3ij"i 11 A. ; M.. 31t It 1
.. si-i atao e. .. -it: s r. it., si"i r. ai n't i! ,1
P!!"1!'"- ' Average, ar,,,. Average on Dec, 1$ t
Hlgnal umce rredlctloas.
For Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Mawo. i
chuaetta. Rhode Is and. Connecticut, and eastern New
Yerk fair: continued low temperature, followed Friday
by slightly warmer, northwesterly winds.
ror tbe Muriel of Columbia. New Jersey, eastern
Pennsylvania. Delaware. 'Maryland, and Virginia, fain '
continued low temperature, northwesterly wlnjs, i
rot Wo.f l Irtuila. a astern feunsylvanla. and west.
em hew ore. fair, preoeded by light snow on the lakes: $
continued low temperature, followed Friday by slightly t
warmer, nortbwestsrly winds, becoming variable. j
JOlllMltl AUOVT lotrx.
II. O'Velll k Co. of Hlith avenue will keep their iters
open evenings until Christmas. " i ?
The alomnl of Union .College will have a husineia
Wr,f """.W"'. ' "liuet t beluoulco'i to-nlgl.t. i,urucr
Miller will attend and speak.
Themansgernf the ItlUeOastile and the foremen of
the preia rooms deny the report that lllchsrd K. fox
employs lion union prestmeu lu hla esiablishueut.
Theraas O. T Craln. who Is to be Mayor flranl'a prl
vate secretary, called at the flty Hal yesterday, and
ArVhi? aVrr myeieriei of Uo oBlie by Mr
Jttdge I'llsnke 1. stl .ek at hla home. 37 Welt Fifty
Orel street llesldes paralysis of his right arm. ho 'a,
trouble wlih hit kldneya. Bbould he recover, I will be
along time before he can leave the house.
On Tucsday,fn'edntaday. sod rneuday of neit week IH
a eoafsrenseef t lie Cath.lU) clergy of It. aroh" oce.5
of New nrk wUI be teld Arctbishop Corrlgan will 9
ifJ?,ve,,e.nBJ"- Jlpjtu the Driest! will m?,t it
ChrMf Ml P5,'rft .!' fhlrly.Orst street, of "l le" -r-'aaS
Vleuuwerai Daooe ly u saatori Wednesday at i siT V-H

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