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Transient AtrertiseEElsEtafel A. tJxo 33ranoli Offlocs of Txio Dispatch. For to-morrow's issue up to 9 o'clock r. ar. ifn mots seeTIIlrtD PAGE. rOKTT-FOTIRTH YEAH. f PITCHING INTOOUAY, JTajor Carson Charges His De feat to the Chairman. HE MINCES W WOBDS, Declaring that He Told Mr. Quay the House Organization WAS NOT A SENATOR'S BUSINESS. He Has a Spicy Interview With His Suc cessful Opponent, and WILL SHI IN THE FIELD TO TEE END Major John M. Carson, one of Pennsyl vania's two candidates for Clerk of the House of Representatives, smarting tinder his defeat in the Keystone State caucus, yes terday, is out in a spicy interview. He lays his overthrow at Senator Quay's doors, and gives his reasons for so dcing. He says he had told Chairman Quay that the Honse organization was not a subject for Senatorial Jlnterference. Major Carson is still a candi date for clerk. .. rrnoM x Exurr coRnrBPOxnrxT.i Washington; November 23. Mr. John M. Carson, candidate for Clerk of the House, isn't inclined to acquiesce in the action ol the Pennsylvania delegation to day as finally disposing of him. He is out in a very spicy interview, in which he lays his defeat in Pennsylvania to the interfer ence of Quay. For the past two days," says Mr. Carson, "I anticipated this outcome. It can be ex plained in a few words the interference of Senator Quay. That Senator has passed beyond the arbitrary management of town councils and municipalities to the arbitrary management ol Congressional delegations. Success as Chairman of the National Com mittee has increased his natural audacity. WHEEE HE 'WAS TVEONQ. "A short time ago X had the best of rea sons for believing that a majority of the Pennsylvania delegation would be with me. In addition to the five gentlemen who voted for me to-day, Messrs. Darlington, Tardley and Scranton informed me person ally that they would support me, and "Wat son gave a like pledge to a mutual friend. These four gentlemen voted for my competi tor. General Bingham, of Philadelphia, did not at any time say to me that I would have his support, but from some of his most intimate friends in Philadelphia I learned that he had told them he would support me. ONE OP TWO ABSENTEES. .' "Of the two absentees, Mr. Harmer is one Of my most earnest supporters, and will vote for me In caucus to-morrow, and, trom con versations had with McUormick and others, X count upon the support of that gentleman. Had the five men named redeemed their promises, I would have had a majority of the delegation. "Another point: Bite, Townsend and Bay were not committed when they reached Washington at least, they so informed me, so that I should have an equal chance with my opponent with them. I have no fault to find with the action of these gentlemen, but it is fair to assume that they may have been somewhat influenced by the condi tions which they found existing in refer ence to the contest, upon their arrival here." "What were these conditions?" THE EXISTING CONDITIONS. "The knowledge of the fact that Senator Quay favored the selection of my opponent, and the result that sprang from that fact, namely, the transfer of the majority from , ;me to him. Two weeks ago I had a talk with Quay, in his committee room. I then informed him that I had not consulted him or Mr. Cameron about the clerkship, because I believed it was a matter which did not concern them; that the interference of , Senators with the House organization would be unwise and impolitic, and that so believ ing, I had not come to him to solicit aid. I beard that Mr. Quay's sympathies were with my opponent, which explains my visit to him at that time. A FAIR CHAiTCE DEMANDED. "I farther informed the Senator I simply desired a fair chance to contest for the dele gation without Senatorial interference, and that I wouldn't complain if I should be de feated by the free and nntrammeled action of the members. Mr. Quay assured me that he shared my belief as to Senatorial interference, and declared that he had no purpose to take any part in the contest At the same time he admitted that his sympathies were with my opponent because of the services of the lat ter in thePresidental campaign. Knowing the men, I expressed the fear that his sym pathies would lead him to -solicit votes for my opponent. "With the renewed assurance that he wonld take no part in the contest we separated. NOT THE FIBST ACTION. I have reason to believe that prior to this interview Mr. Quay's sympathies had ma terialized into action. I "know they have taken form and direction since, and the ac tion of the delegation to-day furnished the proof. I am creditably informed that he sent for members and requested them to vote against me. In one instance, when a member replied that he had promised to support me and intended to adhere to that promise, both in the conference of the dele gation and the caucus, Quay responded: 'Perhaps you are strong enough in vour district to be independent.' In another case, to add force to his demand'for a vote against me, he said: 'Carson represents no- one but a lot of irresponsible newspaper r men, .without influence or residence outside ' of the District of Columbia.' ATEW OF THE METHODS. "These are some of the methods used to turn the majority of the Pennsylvania dele gation against me. I am pro(ud to be stig matized as a representative man of my newspaper brethren, the least of whom are too independent to wear a collar bearing Mr. Quay's tag, and I regret that all the members of Congress from Pennsylvania are not the equals, in this respect, ot these Irresponsible newspaper men." ( "How do yon explain the opposition of General Bingham, one ot the representa tives from yonr own city ?" "I have no explanation other than given by Bingham himself. He is an ardent, open and consistent supporter of Mr. Beed. Two days ago he informed me that a deal had been fixed up that it was Beed and McPherson, and that all the Beed men would be against me. He kindly advised me not to further pursue the clerkship, as I would receive not more than three votes in the Pennsylvania delegation. In declining to say he would join his Philadelphia col leagues in supporting me. he added by way of consolation that he wasn't pledged to my opponent. Yet for tbepast four or five days he was publicly classified with those who were known to be against me. DISSEMBLING, AT LEAST. "While Bingham gave me personally no ground to expect his vote, yet I cannot resist the belief that his speech and actions, when talking to mutual friends about the contest, were misleading and dissembling. By reason of the long acquaintance and friendly relationship and his determined op position to Mr. McPherson at the organiza tion of the Porty-seventh Congress, I was induced to hope that he would support me." "Does this action of the Pennsylvania members take you out of the contest?" "Not necessarily. I think my name will be presented to the Bepublican caucus to morrow. To-day's action of the delegation binds no one. The five men who voted for me, with the addition of Mr. Harmer and perhaps Mr. McCormick, will vote in cau cus for me to-morrow. I am a candidate for Clerk against this pernicious and corrupt ing system of boss rule, represented by Mr. Quay. I will perhaps be beaten, but the fight will be continued until bossism is over thrown. WILL STICK TO THE LAST. "I will not be'defeated if those members will vote for me in to-morrow's caucus who have expressed their abhorrence of Mr. Quay's interference in the Honse organiza tion. In any event, I am determined to give the Bepublican members-elect am opportu nity to choose between the man Mr. Quay has dictated, and the man he has rejected for Clerk of the House." A lively colloquy is reported between Major Carson and Mr. McPherson at the Capitol to-day. The Major stepped np to McPherson, and said: "I have tried to treat you in a gentlemanly manner during this canvass for the clerkship, and have made no personal attacks on you, but I un derstand that you have upon me, and that among other things you have said that for 16 years I have not been a resident of Penn sylvania, nor taken any part in Pennsyl vania politics. That is a lie.' Hived in Pennsylvania all my life, until 1SS6, when my father died and our home was broke up, when I came to Washington." HE HAD SEEN TOLD SO. "I had been informed," said Mr. Mc Pherson, "that you had not lived in the State for 16 years." "Who was your informant?" asked the Major. "I am not at liberty to give his name," said McPherson. "Well," said the Major, "you can tell him from me that he is a liar, and that anyone who circulates his lie is no better. There were times when you were in Pennsylvania that I was not there. In 1862, 1663 and 1864, when the Government had a little affair on its hands in the South. I was with my regiment in Virginia. Ion weiethen at home, defend ing Pennsylvania. 'During -the fight at Gettysburg I was again with my regiment on Cemetery Hill. We dould look down upon the town where you lived. You were not there. You were farther north." The feeling among the friends of Major Carson is very bitter, and they are deter mined to do all they can to defeat McPher son in the caucus to-morrow. Even if he should be elected, it is probable his path will not be strewn with roses. Lightnee. A CICLONE IN THE SODTH. Many Persona Killed nnd Injured, and Blach Property Destroyed. Chaelotte, N. C, November 29. A very destructive cyclone passed over a por tion of Buford county yesterday, doing great damage. Houses were blown down and trees torn up by the roots. The resi dence of a farmer near Washington, the county seat, was blown to atoms and the entire family, consisting of father, mother and ionr 'children were killed instantly. The grown daughter was to have-been married to-day, and all preparations had been made to celebrate the happy event. A factory near Washington was blown down and two people killed, while a dozen others received bad injuries. Miss Mattie Cheve, the pretty daughter of a farmer, was caught up on the cyclone and carried away upon the bosom of the mad wind. Her body has not yet been found. Beports so far are very meager, and it is imnossible to obtain names of all killed. KUCEEK A RICHER MAN. The Dnel T.ovlnc Judge Better 00" by 32,- 000,000 Tbnn He Has Been. rsrEciAi. TELrcnjui to thb dispatch.! Denver, November 29. The famous Aspen mining suits brought by Judge Bucker against Harvey Young ana others, involving a one-sixth interest in the Asnen mine, as well one-sixth of the $4,000,000 or 55,000,000 which have already been taken out, was decided in favor ol Jndge Bucker to-day. Judge Bncker bought an option on the mine, of one-sixth interest, for 315,000 from Young. ArichTeinwas struck and young relused to complete the trade. Bncker brought suit, and the decision ren dered this morning makes him $2,000,000 richer. Judge Bucker gained considerable noto riety about a year ago in connection with Senator Blackburn. A CELEBRATED STEIEE ENDED. The Indiana Block Conl Mlncn Obllscd to so Back to Tbclr Work. rerr.ciAi. txlxohav to the dispatch.! Bkazil, Ind., November 29. The csle brated strike of the Indiana block coal miners ended here to-day, as the result ot a vote in a mass meeting. Two thousand miners struck, May 1, against a reduction from 85 to 70 cents. The strikers demanded arbitration or old prices, but the operators urged that they offered all the market would justify Carlo at Carloads of provisions and food and tens of thousands of dollars were given by the neoole of the Bast and West, and the strike attracted unusual attention, occurring ia In diana, and so soon after the Presidental campaign, when the miners were promised plenty of work and high wages if Harrison was elected. A Cashier Sereral Thousands Short. TTt-KTHAH Cirr, November 29. Samuel Kuchhoffer, Cashier of the Great 'Western Type Foundry, was arrested to-dav charged with embezzling $4,000 or $5,000 of the foundry's funds. He was committed to jail in default of $5,000 bonds. m- MRa LINN LINTON, in to morrow's DISPATOHr writes of the willingness of the spirit and the wtrnkaess of the flesh. PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1389 TWELVE PAGES. BATES WILL ADYANCE The Unavoidable Eesult of the Two Great Conflagrations UPON THE IKSURAHCE COMPANIES. Nearly $4,000,000 in Policies Involved in the Boston Fire. SO SERIOUS EMBARRASSMENTS FEARED. A Pisa Proposed by Underwriters to Secure Better Protection. The heavy losses in the fires at Lynn and Boston will eventually canse an increase in insurance rates. The underwriters are con sidering a plan tor the inspection of the various fire departments. They are confi dent that they could force the adoption of the necessary changes to increase efficiency. rSTECUI. TXLXQBAH TO TOT DISTATCB.) New Yoek, November 29. A large proportion of the losses by the big fires in Boston and Lynn, will eventually come out ot the pockets of the business men. The double blow against the insurance com panies is so heavy tbat it is sure to lead to a general advance in rates all over the country. That was the talk among insur ance men everywhere to-day. Probably no concerted action in this direction will be taken before the end of the year, but tbat it must come speedily everybody in the busi ness says is inevitable. For months it has been the cry of fire in surance men that business was being done at absolutely ruinous rates. Several at tempts have been made to get concerted ac tion for an advance, and even now a com mittee of the New York Municipal district has this subject under consideration. In snranco men gave their first attention to-day to taking account of stock, and examining the holes which Boston and Lynn had made in their surplus. New York companies fared pretty well in both fires. THE COMPANIES WHICH LOST. The bulk of the risks were held bv New England and by foreign companies. A careful examination of the lists render it clear that no more than one New York com pany could possibly be crippled by its losses.. Two or three others will Iosca large proportion of their reserves. An exagger ated statement of the risks held by the Lone Island company in the two burned districts gave rise to a report that it was seriously involved. The fact that the insurance departments Albany notified this company a few days ago to make good an impairment of its capi tal gave color to the rumor. Secretary Blatchford said: "Our total possible loss in Boston and Lynn is $15,000, and this month's business alone will pay that We had al ready arranged to make good the slight de ficiency in onr capital, and it will be done next Monday or Tuesday." The capital of the Long Island Company is $300,000, and at the beginning of tbe present year it had a surplus of $21,261. The big foreign companies suffer the great est loss, in both Boston and Lynn. The Liverpool, London and Globe estimates its loss at $125,000, but it has a surplus of $3,000,000 to draw from. A HISSING SUBPLTS. One c f the heaviest local companies is the Phcenix, of Brooklyn, which had $97,000 at risk in-the burned district. If this loss js total, as seems probable, half of the compa ny's surplus will be wiped out. If the fig ures given in the last report. $193,328, still hold good, Niagara sutlers about the same loss, but its surplus is $379,000. The risks of. tbe Continental Company are nominally $110,000, but considerable 'salvage is ex pected. Insurance rates in New York are proba bly as low to-day as they ever were. The city now pays in premiums about $4,500,000 annually. , It has paid as high as $9,000,000. The maximum was imposed soon after the Chicago and Boston fires of 1871 and 1872. Since then the tendency has been .down ward almost without interruption! Two years ago all the companies doing busi ness in New York, Brooklyn 'and Jersey City made an iron clad combination for the enforcement of a fixed schedule of rates. The agreement provided that the with drawal of a single company should end the comDination. w unin six months the Will iamsburg company withdrew. Since that time there has been no fixed standard of in surance rates in force. A tariff committee appointed by the Board of Underwriters is now trying to devise a fixed schedule of rates within tbe three cities named. THE BATE PBOBLEM. Secretary Miller said to-day that the National Board of Fire Underwriters might again take up the rate problem if the situa tion became so serious as to make it advisa ble and practicable. The National Board has under consideration a proposition to em ploy the best fire-fighting expert available to make a careful inspection periodically of all the large fire departments in the country. Beports and recommendations will be made to the Executive Committee of the National Board, and where defects exist the local authorities will be expected to remedy them. Such requests could be enforced in almost any case, for a failure to comply would naturally be fol lowed by a marking up of local insurance rates. Such a move would knock all the politics out of the issue in any city where the fire department had become a political machine. Ex-Chief Shay's name has been mentioned in connection with the work under consideration. In spite of Boston's hard luck no criti cism of her fire department or water service was heard among the insurance men, but the danger of her narrow streets has be come a serious point for them to consider. The necessity for such work as it is proposed to delegate to an expert in the employ of the National Board of Fire Under writers was strikingly demonstrated at this month's meeting ot the executive committee. The case of Philadelphia was cited. Many of the water mains in busi ness streets there were laid 40 years ago, and are utterly inadequate to supply suffi cient water to fight big fires. In tact, Phil adelphia is probably in greater danger from fire than anv other bis city in the countrv. Fortunately for the Quakers fire among them has thus far been as sluggish as any thing else in their town. 1NSUBAN0E LOSSES. The Amount of tbo Policies InTolrcd In tbe Boston Fire Kcacbes Nearly 84,000,000 The Risks of (be YnrlouS Companies. Boston, November 29. The following is a complete list of insurance as distributed among the various companies, estimated and reported by the different agencies: Liverpool, London and Globe, England, $153, 000; Boyal, England, 181,000; Insurance Com pany of North America, Philadelphia, (99,850; Sun Fire Office, England, $30,000; Hartford Fire, Hartford, 75,000; Franklin, Philadelphia, 61,000: Home, New York, 75.000; Hanover, New York, $53,000; American, Philadelphia, $57,750; Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ?57, 725; Commercial Union, England, GO,. 000: Imperial. England, 335.000: Phcenix, New York. 5Q,000:German-American, Now Yurie, $10,003: Continental,. New York. 47,000; Firo Association, Philadelphia, 511.000; City of London, England, (2,000; Boilston, Boston. 40.000; Queen, England. 42,000; BnrlneSeld Fire and Marine, 40,000: National, Hartford, Sfi.WO; New Hampshire Fire, f3L. 080: Albany, N. Y 7,500; Commerce, Al bany, ftOOO; Mercantile, Boston, (8,000; Packers and ., Provision Dealers, & eago. 88,500; National, New York, 8,500 Empire State, Kochestwr, $5,100; Merchants and Farmers' Mutual, 8.000; Mendeu, Conn., 9,000; feecuritr. New Haven, S 000; Liberty, New York. $20,000; Western Pennsylvania, $9,500; Manufacturers and Merchants'. 19,000; Jefferson, New fork, $17,006; Concordia, Minnesou, $7,000; Guardian. New Yorjv $7,500; Citisens", Missouri. JJ.000: Fitcu burg Mutual, $7,000; Prudential, Bos ton, (1Z600; Prudential, New York, $15,000; Mutual Fire, New York. 60,000 Firo Associa tion, New York, 40,000: Spring Garden, 17.&00: North Blver. New York, l000: Broad way, New York, $500; Connection!, Hartford, (83,000; Scottish, England, $30,000; American Central. $24,000; BtPaul F. fc M., m925! Neptune, Boston, (35,000; Eliot, Boston, $8,600; Firemen's Fire. Boston, $52,000: .Etna. Hartford. $32,000: Northern, England, $50,000; Phoenix, England, $52,000; Providence, Wash ington, 37.2o0: Dorchestor Mutual. $15,000; German, Pennsylvania, $13,000; Guardian. En ciand, $12,000; Phoenix, Hartford. $30,000; Ancle-Nevada, Ban Francisco, $Sl,CO0; Ham burg. Bremen. Eneland. $25,000: London Assur ance. England, (27,200; Niagara, New York, $35,000; Michigan F. &M., Detroit. $25,000; Fire men's Fund. 8an Francisco, $20,000: American, Boston, (20.000; North American, Boston, $21, 000; Glen Falls, .New York, $20,000; Citizens', New York; $1S,000; County, of Pennsylvania, $10,000; Alliance. New York. $15,000; Franklin. Ohio, $12,500: Milwaukee Mechanics. $20,000; 8tandard,New York. $15,000; Merchants', Provi dence. $10,000; Orient, Hartford, $12,000; Union, Sau Francisco, $15,000: Mechanics', Pbite delphia, $9,000: Grand Rapids, Mich.. $7,500; Ablneton Mutual, $7,500; Western. Osweno, (25,000; Equitable, Rhode Island. 10.000: Arm strong, New York. $10,000: Merchants', New Jersey. 840,000: Hekla, $12000: Firemen's. Bos ton, $12,000; North British, $50,000; Gennania, New York, $30,000; Buffalo Qerman,New York, $20,000; United Mates. $7,800: Northern. $50,000: City of New York, $12,500; United Fire Insur ance, $12,500; Merrimic Mutual, $7,500; People's, New Hampshire, 10,000; California. $11,000: People's, Pennsylvania, $10,500: Rochester German, $18,500: American, New Jersey, $10, 000: American, New York, $15,000: Mercantile, New York, (15,000; Reading, Pa.. $15,000: Northwestern. Milwaukee. $15,000; Firemen's, Baltimore. $10,000; Trans-Atlantic, $10,000: Ex change, New York. $22,000; Firemen's, New York, $15,000: London ana Lanrashtre, $50, dOO; Firemen's. New Jersey. (19,000; West Chester, (25:000; Union, Philadelphia, $17, 500;. Lumbermen's. Philadelphia, (20,000; Jersey City, $7,500; Reliance, (10,000; State of Pennsylvania, $10,000; United Btatea, (10,000: Atlantic Fire and Marine, $5,000; Nor wich Union, $31,000; Newark, N. J $16,000; Lan cashire, $28,000; British America, $22,000: Fire men's, Ohio. $9,000; Rutcew. Rochester, $20,000; xnaivmnai unaerwriiers, now iorjc, ou,wu. Total, $3,543,220. ' ' TWO THOJJSAflD GATS Turned Loose at the StneoDqorof a New York Theater Tho Cnlqne Adver tisement of on Enterprising Theatrical Wnnncer How It Was Worked. rSrXCUI. TKLEGTUH TO THB tHSPi.TCn.1 NewYobk, November 29. Two thou sand cats were turned -out of Niblo's Theater this morning, to find their .respective ways home. Each cat was conspicnonsly labeled, but as the labels were alike they probably proved ot no assistance to "'the unfortunate animals, The affair was the outcome of a five-line advertisement in a newspaper, and it certainly tends to demonstrate the value of advertising. The advertisement announced that 6,000 cats were wanted at Niblo's stage door at 11 o'clock on Friday morning, bht long before the appointed time Crosby street was crowded with various kindsof people. Every one of them had at least one cat. About 9:30 o'clock Mr. Ben Stern, vrhose fertile brain had evolved the schemeegan to take in the cats. The candidates ere all equal in Stern's eye, regardless of size, color or disposition. One requisite only was en forced the cats had to be live. As they were delivered up, variouslbargains trera struck with the owners.. -Mostof tbem were satisfied with tickets pf admission to the rallerv. one ticket for eaclf'cat. Others. either from conscientious scruples against the stage orynan-.finaneigl-y,ffici?.tI'K'pre-ferred to take cash, ofidftrcre rewarded with dimes. Meantime, every cat had been taken in hand gently and supplied with a big tag, fastened about the neck with a string. On each side of the tag was an announcement ot the Christmas pantomime to be produced at Niblo's Theater, beginning next week. Then the animals were freed. Tbe'y were glad enough to get out of the theater, and most of them set off at a lively scamper. The theater people Assisted the cats in get ting a move on, and in a few minutes all of the 2,000 or more had disappeared. Mr. Stern tried this scheme in St Louis three years ago, and to test the efficacy of the "ad," he assigned a man to follow" one cat and see what became of her. She led him a weary chase, three times about nearly the whole city, and at last, after ten hours, brought up at her home, with the tag still on. It had been seen and read by a great many people in the course of the journey. THE LABGEST SHIP OS THE LAKES Forced to Succumb to tbe Violence of tbo Thanksgiving Mora. Chicago, November 29. The largest sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, the five master, David L. Sows, foundered this afternoon 20 miles southeast of Chicago. Nothing but the tips of the bie barge's tallest spars projecting slightly In the air show the spot in the storm-beaten waters where the Dows went down. Her crew had a terrible experience, but were saved. Around $100,000 was the cost of the mammoth vessel when built about six years ago. Her hold would accommodate 90,000 bush els of grain and when she sank contained 2,250 tons of hard coal consigned to ex Congressman W. L. Scott, of Erie. .BOLD, BAD BtJEGLAES Attempt to bob the Treasury of tbe State of ntlssoarL Jefpeeson City, Mo., November 29. When the State Treasurer opened his office in the Capitol this morning it was found that burglars had been there during the night. The iron doors between tbe inner office where the vaults are located and the outer office had been pried almost off their hinges. At this juncture in their workbe burglars had eviaentiy Deen lrigntenea away. A queer circumstance is that the burglars did their work from the inside of the inner office and attacked nothing but the doors be tween the two offices. The vault, which was quite as handy as the iron doors, was un touched. BfjKK OF HEK OWN WEIGHT. The Peculiar Disaster Which Overtook a Lower River Steamer. Vicksbubg, Miss., November 29. The Queen and Crescent steamer. Northern Pa cific, sunk at 8 o'clock this morning on the incline on this side of the river. Her bow is out, but her stern is in ten feet of water. She has ten loaded freight cars on board. She did not strike anything, but seems to have gone down of her own weight. She was being towed by a tug, the United States Xocal Inspectors not permitting the boat to use her own machinery on account of its rickety condition. The Transfer Company had $30,000 on the cargo and $10,000 on the boat. BPICIDE OF A JUDGE. Tbo Act Dne to Despondency, Caosed by Prolonced 111 Health. Atlakta, November 29. Judge B. B. Trlppe committed suicide to-day, blowing out his brains with a double-barreled Der ringer. The cause of the act was despond enoy, due to ill health. He was 35 years of ace, and had been Jndge of the city court of CartersviHe before he came to Atlanta, and was afterward AJsvat United State District Attorney. ' . Atf AWFDL' SUSPICION That the Bark Gcrmania Was 3l Wrecked by the Captain, Who TYAS CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP, Important Evidence Adduced at the In-' spector's Investigation. THE YESSEL RUN CLOSE TO SHORE, And Ho Attempt Allowed to be Hafts to Prevent Her. 'from Striking. The suspicion that the bark Germania was purposely wrecked is being strongly confirmed by the evidence before the invest tlgation which Inspector McCIellan is mak ing. Two of the witnesses testify in terms that are conclusive. IsrSCXAXj TZLfcOXX TO TBS DISPATCH. 1 Lonq Branch, Nk J, November 29. There is np longer reason to doubt that the bark Germania was deliberately ran ashore, as waa suspected at the time of-the-dlsaster. The bark proved more rotten than -was sup posed, and instead of getting all hands oft unharmed, the sea swallowed the captain and nine others of Vie crew. Lieutenant C H. MoClellan, U. S. B. M., Assistant Inspector of the United States Life Saving Service, this morning began an investigation of the disaster, as is demanded in all cases of wrecks accompanied by loss ot life. He conducted the examination in the presence of disinterested spectators, in a little upper chamberof station No. 5, where the Germania's survivors are tarrying until the Corouer's inquest, to-morrow. The rescued sailors made their statements of the wreck under oath, before the Inspector. too close to shoee. Louis Berlach, sailmaker, said that on Wednesday afternoon the wind was blowing stiffly from the southeast, The bark was steering northwest by west. The 3 o'clock sounding by the lead showed only 20 fathoms of water. After awhile, when evening fell, a light was reported to leeward and another dead ahead. The captain peered through the gathering darkness and angrily denied, tbat any lights were, visible. The carpenter, who was on deck, called Berlach on deck when the bark was close to the land. He saw the bluff and gqttages so close at .hand that it seemed he could almost have touched them with a long pole.. The vessel was tin der topsails and foresail. The mate ordeied Berlach to loose the foretopsail, which be hastened to do. Just then the vessel struck, bows on", and turning her broadside to the snore, was fast on the inner bar. Then theiiillows burst oyer the bark and drove-him-back to the after house. A few minutes afterward tbe main and mizzen masts went by the board, and tbe ship broke in two. A big wave washed all hands overboard. A TEEI yVH,LI0 WITNESS. Gustavo Brieve was much exercised be cause the reporters got his name Hillen, and it was so cabled to bis- home in Germany. He was a willing witness, and tried to tell all he knew of the wreck. The details of his story are startling. He was on deck, and beard the man at the wheel say that tho bark was heading for land. The captain responded that it was not so; that the course of the vessel was all right. The ship was sailing north by northwest at that time. Soon Uap- tnfn Wirrthnrat Arrfornri tliAKrlt tfiUfttwS irtst'bhorthweif, dr directly for the bAch wuere me jigms, buu evcu uie lurras ox houses loomed up against the background of the sky. Ten minutes before the ship struck, Prieve was ordered by thef captain to burn a torch. He did so. At this juncture Lieutenant McCIellan pointedly asked: "Do you think that the vessel was grounded pnrposely7" The sailor deliberately responded: "There was plenty of lima to change her course after our proximity to the shore was discovered. It looks to me as though it was done on pur pose." THE WIND "WAS PATOBABLE. Indeed, the wind was favorable for any vessel to easily claw off the lee shore, for ft blew from tbe southeast, and the bark, if manageable, could have come about and sailed off in style to the northeast. No one has even intimated that the bark was un manageable before she struck, and all the survivors saw the land a number of minutes before the vessel stranded. The suspicion that tbe vessel was inten tionally wrecked la supported by the factthat rumors to that effect fonnd credence in the forecastle, and little Albert Mantbey, the bright boy steward of the captain's cabin, unsuspectingly let out last night, to a newly made German friend of good repute, a strange story. He said that Captain Wint horst used to write and draw frequently in a blank book which he carried in an inside pocket of his coat. One afternoon at sea, a week or so ago, the captain left the book open on a taoje. xoe Doy toosiea at we sseica that adorned dne page. It was a drawing representing a bark stranded on a lee shore near a lighthouse. The drawing showed a life-line moving from the shore to the vessel. Below this was written the name "Ger mania, 1889." The captain suddenly en tered the cabin and saw the boy looking at the sketch. He turned red with rage and drove Albert from the cabin. A CHANCE TO EEPEAT IT. The boy will have an opportunity to re peat this story to Coroner Vanderveer and jury, to-morrow morning, at the inquest over ine remains oi me victims oi ine wrecs. The bodies were brought from Spermaceti Cove station, No. 2, this afternoon. First Mate H. Doyen arrived hack from New York in time to Identify the bodies. They were those of Captain Winthorst, Second Mate Schumacher, Pram, the cook, Gnslav Bergenbeim, Carl Brower and' another sailor, name unknown. The Captain's neck aud shoulder blades were broken, while the faces of some were covered with blood, and the eyes of all were either sunken in or missing. Three of the men were shoeless and illy clad, and are supposed to have been in the watch below when the vessel struck. After the Coroner's jury views them to-morrow, all will be interred in the sailors cor ner of the Branchburg Cemetery, where lie the 225 victims of the wreck of the New Era in 1851. EETICEKT AND INCONSISTENT. Lieutenant McCIellan has not yet exam ined First Mate Doyen, who has appeared very reticent since the wreck. He will do so to-morrow, or yet to-night, for heretofore his unsworn statements have been contra dictory to an extent Neither did the In spector go into the bov Albert's story of the events leading up to "the disaster. The In spector says the life-saving crew of No. 5 did their whole duty, apparently. He will submit his report to the Treasury Depart ment early next week. WILL FINISH A, LIFE SESTENCI, An Escaped Convict Kecaptarod After Two Tears of Freedom. Lescoln, Neb., November 29. The well-known convict, Harry Hall, who escaped from the Nebraska Penitentiary two years ago, has been captured at Provo, Utah. He was private. secretary to Warden Hyers at the time of tbe escape, and the warden was, removed by the Governor on his account. The esoape caused anelr eeamtat ad official InQBiry. and the eaptwe iseoosW- leered an important event: Hall, who k irU wauectea, Will mats a lue simimtus. r' ' 1 1 iWHi -tf - - WANTS. T9 ceotTKB dnlght. A WIDOWED fi Sadden Death eraVoaott MaB Two Days Strlekea Sown Taking: a Brive With Giri-Wlfela ?W , delpbin. ISPZCIU. TXLSGlU TO THZ SMtATOSM PHtLADELpiiA, November 29. B. JsT. Curtis, a prosperous'yonng business saaa of Binghamtoa, K Y,, with his haadseae young bride of a day, registered at the Bingham House, in this city, yesterday. They were married la Binzhamton on Wednesday. They "were on their way to Washington and other points South on their wedding tour. This morning, soon after , breakfast, Mr. Curtis secured a carriage to givo his bride a drive aad show her the beauties of tfairmount Park. They drove out Green street and entered the park by the Twenty-fifth street entrtnee. They had hardly reached the Xincoln moaament when Mr. Curtis suddenly fell forward In the carriage unconscious. Mrs. Curtis sum moned Parfc Guard Shoemaker, and ha quickly brought DrHi G. Hill, who was also driving in the park, but before the physician reached him Mr. Curtis was dead. fnnl ?.. Ph.atann il,A .nrnmanfT.. ft ill park guards, had the body removed to an J undertakers, ana accompanied tne dis tracted young widow back to the hotel, where she is now, completely prostrated by her sudden bereavement. She declines to see anyone but a physician; aad one-ortwoF ladies of the hotel. Her friends have been telegraphed for, and are expected to arrive to-night. Mr. Curtis was about 23 years old, and his widow is about 18. Dr. Pormad, the Coroner's physician, made an autopsy this afternoon, and iound that Mr. Curtis did not die from apoplexy or heart disease, the two most frequent causes oi sadden death. A microscopical examination of the stom ach will be made to-morrow to try to dis cover the canse of death. The doctor sus pects that death was due to some kind of poison, possibly alcoholic. flEYER'TflK BEST OF .FEIEHDS. Two Candidates for Chnplala of tao Hesse Who Have Met Each Otfaer Before. iraox a start coK3SKWBExru Washington, November 29. There promises to be quite a contest for the -post of Chaplain of the House to-morrow. Dr.,Chea ter, who was published some time ago as hav ing been nnmerouslyindorsed by the Bepub lican leagues, and who is a protege of -Colonel Elliott F. Shepard, has for an oppo nent a clergyman of his own denomination, Bev. Charles B. Bamsdell, of the North Presbyterian Church of this city, woo waa unanimously' indorsed last evening by the New York delegation. One of the curious features of the contest is that Bev. Chester once attempted to have Bev. Bamsdell expelled from the Presbyterian Church because he married a lady who was a Member of the Catnoho Church. Mr. Bamsdell is very popular. is a graduate of Yale College, served in the- arsav tnrongnont tne war, ana ior n years has been pastor of the church now in his caarge. SANDBAGGED BL-WlNIMJl. A Caal of Nex York Mh"si. Streak liars!, KJdK la lb Keek. tsrsctxi, rxvz.QxjLX.ro irax.Bisraicsii New Yoek, November 29. Secretary Wlndora placed a sandbag in the Naval OfSte to-day- It struck two of tbe Hag. wnmps full in-the neck. Theplaceof Sysalal Deputy Naval Officer was take away from John CoasssBSsy-'taa &HJ?rtkiJBk.: Mil. Couon h'as'Wen in the ekpartssiesi 25 years, and in recent years nas oeea tne con troller. He isFa -straight-out Bepablieaa. It was the opinion in high circles late in the day that Mr, Comstock will eventually bo removed from the service- At present his place as auditor' is protected by the Chinese fetters. It is alleged that Mr. Comstock and Mr. Xyman fixed this Up in the last month of Cleveland's 'administration. Mr, Lyman was the only United State? Chinese Com missioner at the time. Congress may ques tion the legality of his action. A SOUTHERN IR0K BOOM. The Opening of a KWer Route for Its Cheap Transportation. Sheffield, Ala., November 29. Shef field celebrated Thanksgiving Day by send ing by the river route to St. Louis 300 tons of pig iron. The shipment was made by the steamer City of Savannah, a St. Louis boat recently built especially for this trade, and was the first one ever sept by river. It was the virtual opening of a new route and a matter of great consequence to atiemeia ana proportionately to the entire mineral district of Alabama. The difference in freight In favor of river transportation is fully $1 per ton and means to the furnaces of-this district an aggregate saving of many thousands of dollars per day. Quite a demonstration was made at the departure of the bbat. Contracts for large future shipments of Sheffield iron has been made and large amannta from Bir mingham, Anniston and other points will also seek St. Louis by the same route. IN FlflANClAIi TROUBLE. Tbe Failure ef a Weil.Knowa "SeirtAry Firm Cdnses a Surprise. New Yobk, November 29. Stem & Stern, manufacturing jewelers of 13 Maiden Lane, and one of the oldest concerns in that vicinity, have executions out against them aggregating 15,000. Tbe Sheriff was in possession this morning, and the fleers were closed and locked, and nobody was allowed to enter. The stock has all been reaoved and the store is empty. Creditors thronged about the doers aad clamored for admission, but in vain. The failure is considerable of a surprise la jew elers' circles, and was totally unexpected by outsiders. The estimated llaoilitles are said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of 975,000. IE FORGED MORTGAGES, And Thereby Obtained a Lares Anient ef Money From CapHaHsts. Selden, KAs., November 29. John Gillette. Cashier of the Citizens' State Bank here, has been arrestedcharged with forg ing mortgages and obtaining money on them from Eastern capitalists. He was about to leave town when arrested. The bank is in no way Involved. The amount of money proesred by Gil lette onthe forged mortgages iflnetkiewa, though it is believed to be large. FRANCE TAB FIEST NATION To Xecognlze the Hew GeversaMat ef Ike Halted State of Bf&ati. Bio Janedjo, November 38. The Gov ernment has finally readepied te oW flag. This action has given rise to sosse Irritation. France has recognised theBepsblie. Senhor Barboza, the Minister of Jffnaaee. has convened a meeting of Beakers aad brokers, with tbe view of eoasideriag plans for rendering assistance in MBbereial transactions, when necessary. s- A Tma-KTWfl- BOkUMOl la told In to-morrow's DBbJpJlTOH by Laurel, wbo dssioribs sua oW- 11111 SMK 'k.A1 sJCvX 'A ft1E Hta Y&2? t WsWIfiri &Zr ??. sflWssW iR?Wj -HfCLUMSG- -- iff;V- LET FOK SALEi. ETC. HT!' .df TO-MORROW'S ISSUE ?s??flPWGw.va .... j "i "J BT3 ; sw-rjppe t b haaaVd in at tbe main advettteta? Dispatch, Fifta avenue. bb?W t 'S ' OHREE GENTS v a-' Jtswi- kTHEDEPflSITOesK-f still. '''- They Will Ask a lemrBfM, From ICcCamait. THE Um LOOKS DBEAEIW S lV President Tonng in a Willy, lerrous Condition. vnuifo nnwmmnno ITT i -irrm ipn.mtAnr XIVDU O VI&.DJS11URB 11X1X11 lUMUmv 22 The Lawrence Hank depositor protest -f :" . r:ccv.' " ttt . : z? ;,r x , jl a suc&uoiuer ana wui as & jinmior uenerai .,T : jncuamant ior a receiver, ane osier- -s lon Is mniln (hat tlin Tvintr ' orilf i'-'T-i realize fllO.QOO from Long & Co.'s v i securitv. The creditors of the latter . , firm appoint a committee to find how things' ' J stand. President Young gets wildly excited' 'j at the application of the reportorial probe. - s ' Senator Upperman goes for Depositor Mat- -A A shaft ia aimed at Judge Bailev.'JiJtSa, Altogether it was lively yesterdayin-tbV Bank matter. - at Yesterday's event in the Lawrence Bank t 'J'7 affair was the evening meeting of deposit- ,. -? ors, and it was not much of an event, either, , '- t9jg as far as business done is concerned. None'; ...v bnt depositors were admitted. Une of the i-l creditors who knows nearly everybody'in Lawrenceville, and a policeman, stood out- side of the meeting hall in the Lawrence school, and they allowed no man or woman to pass the door nnless they were shown a deposit book or a certificate of deposit prov ing the indivfdnal to be a creditor of the bank. The hall was filled, not only as.iar ,-fy as the seats went, bnt even w the aisles, rTllATA vpm at Tjusi 3(VI Tvin7l m-adtit and . ... ..ww .- ... - ,wK.V r.n.M-, . t . . many more ladles appeared than at the first .-s .. 1--. -.r-l- 1 TJt p. meeting lasi juonuay eTeninz. 'vfat Senator John Upperman began proceed!,' i jj?P in gs at I :o oy we ciocs in tne nail, -..tie - ',,. made a verbal report of the work don8,by,; the committee. Nearly all has been pubi.-iv lishftfl from ilaVr-o dnT TTffsflM tnafctwftA - lawyers had been retained, F, M. Magee '1 i and G. C. Wilson. They had advised an appeal to the Auditor General, McCainant, to grant permission to have the lawyers lor the depositors appear in his name and de mand court authority to look Into thebank's affairs; Such a petition to the Auditor General had been drawn, np by thelawyers and war in Senator. Uppersaan's hands foy - the signatures of depositors, .'-?' Tbe cossmittee had telegraphed to" Harrls-i burg to leara the daw of the charter oflfii Lawrence Bank; It had beest charlare May 13, 1876. ' ,,ySV ' V SOFTS BX FAST ZXFEBZXNCE. . "' 2 rnL. ..,-:ii I. J .1.. t.1..- it .u..-' . ofsomeiaes: who had suffered Joss from tirjtj Pens baafc Asaenz others thev had sees-, Mr. N. P. Beed. e Jjd&(H36&Jn 'the bank and eot 13.860 on. four nercen Beed advised the aontBiittee to seenreth'si" appoiats oa ver lavara-aie w.'iuoi deeositectv if The seas 'dviee i, ssT sfsWp tf sssfsslsssj aiAs'41 Senator U SSFsssm VVVssSV WQSO&vU r ski of the receiver, 3f r. illiam M, accXfrlver.-; Thev had asked x . .- , . - ana soiia-oasinesc, .; men about him, and fro were told that be was strictly honest andj reliable to the core. No fault coalcTbe found 6f-J AUVW 4tWSJ with his record forintegrity. Thercomisitiee? . .r V,- .- ..T JTTr.i felt, however, thai he was objectionable,, - Decanse ne was a ssocKnoiner oi iseciosea bank, and had bees pat into his position by the directors and other stockholders. He wonld administer the banka affairs as they were revealed to him by the. officers and di rectors. The committee therefore, hadde-' cided that the depositors ought to ask for his removal and the appointment of a r- , AAivas r Mr. B.B. Warren moved that thedepos- itara indorse the work of the cosftalttee) ini Vi ? direct it to continue in the line indicated. ' The motion went without a "no-" " j. wo or lures geaucBica ss.cu u uioiavrn were not positive that a receiver anst be I m At ., 1 JXXff-lt..T . appointed in such a case. Senator Upper - man said tbat defenses largely upon tne 7- construction oi ine meaning oi tne worare- pi,r TTn hsri nn doubt tRs. the Anditnr w . . ,. 4 it. i - j.A.-rji uenerai wouia grant ine oruer aeteu ior.,--sj and there would follow- a legal contest. vlfi ; tbe depositors were defeated la tnat, taey -," tmnef heva oama Afis MMnrea. T ' .i4. UPPEKMAN SAFS. MATTHEWS. 4:i3 After two or three questions as to the saars eaea uepesuor moss rauu m toe ejt- s, pense aeeosnt, senator Upperman said i In Thx Dispatch of Tnanksgivisr norn--Ibjc there appeared an article, pTiwc aa alleged interview betweea a reporter and a heavy de positor, xne depositor stated teat ae was per fectly well satisfied with the aastenee; tbat the committee was a committee of kickers; that theyvwere a committee of politicians, aad also tnat tne committee, upon tnat aay; were taains their dinner at some notel at the expense of tbo depositors. I wlsb to say right here tbat any ' person wnomaae sucu a statement anew wuea . he made It that be was telling an untruth. He cut ine lie xrom we wnoio cioso. x oar commit-- v,. tee. on to the sreseat time, has incurred so ex- 'a nnsa other tbaa what vour lawyers will cbaree you. A portion ot your committee may have to - 'fl go to J&amSDUTK. u lr ucmubt wui pay , their owa way, and will not charge the deposit, ors one copper for the trip or their expenses while at tbe Capital." This statement was applanded. A gen tleman in the rear asked if the committee - had formed an idea whom they desired, for - receiver. ise vuairmsa rvpucu in bule nutritive, addine: '1 do not think roar attorneys will be ready to go Into court be fere Tuesday morning, and I don't think: it i 311 Um. l.t. than that "Whnvi- talcfm -ttio -? papers to Harrwbarg will leave Sunday' and trv to set back Monday nlzht- Wei t three devs to think over the receiver.?!, If anyone has a name to suggest the seerse tary will take it down." "v AS ATTACK UPOJT JTJDOE BAXbET. i Cm ah Aallod nut llinntDA nf .TndnA. -D-Il... TV!. V.nnn1 Vr Win.tt mtn In'Sj. his feet- He said that he did not wish, to question any man's honesty nor to pbjeit to A any person on account oi ms puuucs,,ous ; he nndeseteod that Judge Bailey's report aa receiver of Graff, Bennett & Co. would not be accepted by the Court. On motioa, the committee was authorised throagh its lawyers to suggest to the Court a number of names, from which list the re ceiver might be appointed. The meeting adjourned' to meet at tbe committee's call; Alter adjournment, some 60 or V0 of the depositets signed the petition to be presented to the Auditor General. Assignee W. M. McKelvey, of the Law reeee Bank, was asked yesterday what weald be dene with the mosey deposited ia that bank on the day it eleeed. He answer ed: "It will be returned to the depositors ksMMseoa as passible." (senator Upper saaa, Chairman of the Depeeiters' Coramit- see, wnea joju w "io . "j. eearse wonld be-vigorously opposes ey tne rfaiisMtswat large. He held tbat all per- seas who put money into the beak, ne mat- . tor at what time, should take eqaal ehanees. 1 Aloil iiilnsV tbat Preside W . M .Cu llu. CL-1..U1 -ELauJ'J xesjass, aaxiosnaiss m muiui jwv at tsar sHstoaath ward, ewes that fcedyi I t sssv sHstoaatb. ward, ewsa that bedy. fJMsm BeWrdsieilirJfbrt HsssW . s . va 9-IVf. 3A...V If - "iHlK -', ThM-.r" :r 9 liaikL. LlSiFfV ,3&W -r ' ftt. : . '5, - StWw v ' .-. A- V -r Ss?9Kw s &99er 'r ? m,v g57ij U39i0" tjgKfe Wit? j3t I i J & vas- .,x&, v -?' .'-'' "rRT.Jri -' "";. -. &te&2!a3tffi3jE& .1 . "U ir- '