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Small Ads for Two Months Compared. September, 1S91 5,911 Same Month 1800.. .3,007 Increase, 1,944. wgEmm FORTY-SIXTH YEAR NO SENATE CAUCUS, Republican leaders Abandon the Plan of Drawing Tarty lines at Once, A BRIEF OEEHING SESSION Governor Pattison's Message Is Lis tened to With the Utmost Attention, and rBOXOUKCED A STRONG DOCUMENT. The Investigation orthe Defalcations to Be Openlj Conducted Before the full Upper House. TLISS WRITES A MAJORITY REPORT. It Btates That Coyer anjTMcCamant Violated the law, bet Finds ralliatinj Circum- stances in Precedents. THE JIIXOEIIT MAT H1TE SOMEinTSQ TO EAT trnOM JL STAFF COBEESPOKDEVr.! ARRISBURG, Oct. 12. The Senate of Penn sylvania con vened in extraor dinary session at noon to-day. Promptly at 12 o'clock Lieuten ant Governor Watres called the body to or der, Chaplain Raker offered an earnest plea for divine guidance and the work for which the Senate was assembled was taken up. Newell, of Bradford; Mylin, ol Lancaster; Penrose, of Philadelphia, aud Melurd, of Lawrence, were the only ab sentees. Newell aud Mylin will be here to-morrow. Penrose is hurrying here from the mount ains of Montana, and Mehard is danger ously sick. He is not expected to attend the session. The seat of llarlan, of Chester, will be vacant, the Senator having re signed since the last session. "When Presi dent Watres told the purpose of the session he looked pale and haggard and his voice trembled. The Governor's proclamation convening the Senate was read and a com mittee was appointed to notify His Excel lency tint the session had convened PuiU-on Message Is Presented, The Governor promptly responded with liis Btti-saye. Its n-uding consumed just 'M 'Lteuteaanl Goiemor Watres, the Presiding Of ficer. minutes and it was listened to with marked consideration. The full text of Patti son's message will be found on the twelfth page of to-day's Dispatch. The Senate Chamber was crowded with politicians of both parties from every part of the State and a positive silence prevailed during the readine. Senator Flinn was one of the most at tentive listeners. He stood on his feet dur ing the entire reading and at its conclusion he left the chamber and did not return until to-night He went out of the city, hut re fused to say where he had been. The message was the one topic of con versation diirinc the day. The Republicans contend that it contained nothing new on the subject of the charges against State Treasurer Boycr and Auditor General Mc Camant. Senator Gobin, who will assume the Ilepublican leadership during the ses sion, says the message is a strong one. The Itepnblican Caucns Declared OfT. llowet er, he believed that Governor Patti son had used n hat material he had to the very best advautage, and, to pre vent the impression that their in- quiryinto the charges against the State officials would in any way be colored bv political prejudice, the Republican canens was declared off The Democrats had de cided beforehand to hold no caucns and to keep the surface clear of political feeling. This policy, which is supposed to have originated with Secretary Harrity, more or less cnibarrasved the Republicans, and the mild example served an effective purpose in lorcing the majority party to change its plan?. Mr. Harrity is looked npon with a good deal of suspicion by the Republicans here. They fear helms a cold deck concealed some whcic about his clothes, and they are anxious lest he flash it on them before the game gets rightlv started. The committee of Feven appointed to draft rnlcs to go era the session spent this afternoon discussing methods to guide the body. The committee is composed of Gobin, Thompson, Grady, Packer, Ross, Sloaa and McDonald, four Republicans and three Democrats. "While they have not reached any conclusion, they have decided that the proposed Investigation will be con ducted in the open Senate and there will be no attempt to hamper the Governor or the inquiry. Some Tartlsan Allegations Heard. The Republicans charge that the Gov ernor is anxious to have the session extend until alter the election, and they argue that his determination to investigate the police JH t$ Iff ia WWPf court and constables of Philadelphia is part of his plan to prolong tho meeting. On the other hand the Democrats assert that the Republicans will delay the inquiry until after the election for protection to their party. The Senate was only in session for an hour to-day. "When it meets at 3 o'clock to-morrow afternoon the policy of both parties will be outlined and what promises to be the most remarkable contest the State has ever experienced will be fairly launched. Senator Ross, the recognized Democratic leader, said to-night that the duty of the Senate was plain. It cannot, he says, act as a jury, as the Governor must take the final action. It the Senate finds that the Auditor General and State Treasurer have violated the laws of the Attorney General ITemeK Who Appears as iVoifCtrfor. State the Governor must be so addressed by the Senate. The accused must then be given a hearing by the Governor in their own defense and unless they can satisfy His Excellency of their innocenco and that there exists no reasonable cause for their removal they will be displaced, not by the Senate, but by the Governor. Herbert. DEFENDING THE OFFICIALS. IT.INX WRITES THE 3IA.TOMW POET FOB THE COMMITTEE. RF, Republicans Say That It is a Strong Docn ment A Number of Recommendations Tor Bettering State Finances Demo cratic Minority Report Probable. rFBOU A STArF COnnESPOXDEXT.l IIakrisburo, Oct. 13. The majority re port of the Legislative Investigates Com mittee was sent to the Governor this after noon. A minority report has been pre pared, but it has not yet been definitely de termined whether it will be issued. The majority report, Senator Flinn said to-night, was written by him in Pittsburg last week. Among the Republicans the report is con sidered positively strong, but the Demo crats contend that it is only a well prepared defense of the officials charged with violat ing the law and does not bear on the work of the committee or the ugly facts brought out during the inquiry. The report, after detailing the manner of its being called into existence, states that it acceded to the request of the Governor to allow the Attorney General to participate in the investigation, but that-the latter called no witnesses who hail tot already been examined by the committee, exscpi certain witnesses relative to the payment of rebates on mercantile advertising. The committee, in accordance with Senator Flinn's resolution offered in view of the fact that the Senate had been called to con sider the same subject matter upon which the committee had been working, offers the following conclusions as its preliminary re port: Unable to Find Enongh Evidence. The committee, with the aid of the Attor ney General, has been unable, to find any further evidence than that herewith sub mitted, relative to the management of the State Treasury and Auditor General Depart ment in connection with the recent embez zlement of public money by John Bardsley, ex-Treasurer ot Philadelphia county. The evidence wholly fails to disclose any just pround for suspicion as to tho personal or official integrity or Henry K. Boyer, the present state Treasurer. The evidenoe falls to show any act of personal or official dis honesty on the part of Thomas McCamant, tho present Auditor General, or tuejmproper l eceipt by him of any money, either directly or lncurecuv, iroin uoun jwirusiey. xne letters written by said McCamant to said llards'ey, and which are alleged to Indicate the Improper receipts of money, were ex plained by Mr. HcCamant as referring- only to small personal courtesies and having no lefcrence whatever to payments of money. Mr. McCamnnt solemn ly denies tinder oath having ever received $1 or money from Bardsley cither directly or Indirectly, in the manner snsrgcstcd or from any one representing him, either by way of gratuity, division or inteiest, rebate Irom melcantile advertis ing, or lrora any other source, and this denial is not contradicted by any evidence w hich this committee could lind. The evidence show a that the loss to the State and the City of Philadelphia through the recent heavy embezzlement of John Bardsley, ex-Treasurer of said city, resulted in a large measure lrom an exceedingly reprehensible custom of the Auditor Gen eral's depaitment and the depart ment of the State trcasnry un der the present and under many preceding heads of these departments, of allowing County Treasurers to withhold, often lor many months, large suras of money, which had been collected by them on account of tuxes and licenses due to the State. The Fault of the Custom. This custom resulted, in this instance, in making it possible for John Bardsley to em bezzle largo sums of money, which would hai e probably been saved to the State if the accounts had been more promptly settled, and if the settlements when not made had been more promptly placed in tho hands of the Attorney General for collection. But both the Auditor General and State Treas urer testified that these sums of money were w ithbcid by John Bardsley against their re peated protests, and that they were con stantly urging him by letterand by personal interviews to pavovcr the sums for which he was in arrears! They also testified that until his downfall in May last they had not tho slightest reason to doubt his integrity and ability to pay, and that in allowing him fiutliertiuiein which to mako payment in full before sending the account to the At torney General for collection, they were only following the precedent established by all their predecessors for many years back, and were acting upon the construction put by departments for many years on existing laws allotting them to grant extensions of time. He also testified that it is impossible for the Auditor General and State Treasurer to enforce the provisions of the seventeenth section of the act of Junel, 1S89, which re quires the payment in full of the personal property tax on or before the second Mon day of . o vember in each year, because It is Impossible for the Auditor General and State Treasurer to make settlements agalns't counties until after the Board or Kovcnue Commissioners which is required by law tq adjust valnations and equalize theso taxes between all the different counties or tho State has mot and determined what is the amount or said tax which is actually due from each county, because not until then can the State Treasurer issue his precept to said county calling tor the payment of the amount ot tax thus bound to be due by it. Impossible to Obey the Law. It is also imposslblo for the State officers to compel county and city treasurers to ob serve the provisions of the act or 1857, 187 and 1389 requiring them to make quarterly ic turns and payments or moneys received by them for the Commonwoalth, because Continued on Sixth Page. W ptPmr .PITTSBUEG-. "WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 14, OS GARFIELD GROUND. McKinley Speaks in the Old District of the Martyr President, TOUGHING EULOGY OP THE DEAD Delivered in the Presence of Some of the Garfield Family. THE MAJOR HOT ON CAMPBELL'S TRAIL rrnoM A staff coiibespoicdent.i Painesville, Oct. 1& Major McKinley is moving over the "Western Reserve with a hop, skip and jump. He travels as fast as a lightning change artist doffs one outfit for another. This morning early he made a speech to the dock men at Ashtabula; in the afternoon he spoke to a very large audience at Paincsville for nearly two hours, and this evening he entertained a crowd of vot ers at Burton. Such a strain is sure to tell on the strongest constitution, but so far the Major doesn't seem to mind it. The central meeting was at Painesville. McKinley was received by a large concourse of Republicans. Lake is the smallest county in the State, but it enjoys the distinction of raising principally Republicans. All the- faithful in Garfield's old district, the many Re publican votes wasted on Congressmen in the famous "shoe string" section, turned out to greet their candidate. If these people can't get the number of Congress men they think they are entitled to thev propose to make up the loss by a rousing vote tor the Major. After parading around the town an in formal reception was held at the hotel. In the turnout were a number of Swedes and some Italians engaged in unloading iron at Fairport -They carried banners with such inscriptions: "We couldn't make a living in a free trade country, so we moved over here." "We want a tariff on iron ore." ''Our wages depend on the tariff," etc TARJIERS "WITH TIN BANNERS. A large number of farmers came to town with their wagons decorated with the flag. One had a rusty pie pan marked "imported tin" dragging from bis vehicle, others had tied pieces of bright tin on poles, which they boldly proclaimed was of American manufacture, Mr. Campbell to the contrary notwithstanding. Major McKinley didn't have time to shake hands with the yonng ladies in the seminary like the Governor, but he drove by the school and the girls cheered him. It is plain that one candidate wont be outdone by the feats of the other in this blooming village. Painesville is a beautiful place, full of green lawns, fine homes, ancient elms and Mowers. The meeting was held in the park and the Major talked from the stand that Garfield stood on in 1880, when he made a great speech to an enormous crowd. Among those on the platform and in the crowd were James R. Garfield, J. Stanley Brown, the husband of Mollie Garfield, who returned last week from a trip to Bering Sea as an agent for Secretary Foster; Captain J. B. Burrows, a brother of the Michigan Con gressman; Mayor Meigs and others. A BIG majority; predicted. Mr. Cope, candidate for State Treasurer, came over from Cleveland. He has come to the conclusion that the Republicans will have a majority of 20,000 in the State. Captain Burrows is a cood judge, and he shares in Mr. Cope's belief! The people pa the Reserve claim they will give the Major not less than 23,000 of a plurali'y. Young Garfield also -figures on a good tafe majority for the Major. One of McKinley 's strong points on the stump is the courteous manner with which he suffers interruptions and answers ques tions. To-day he stopped for fully 10 min utes to enlighten a benighted Democrat on the silver question. Most speakers invite a cross-examination for the purpose of crush ing the questioner with sharp wit. Not so with McKinley. and I think his method has made him votes. Captain Burrows intro duced the Major. He is a good talker, like his brother, Julius Ciesar, who was one of tiie orators at the last banquet of the Amer icus Club, of Pittsburg. He said it was the greatest political meeting he ever saw in Lake county. He added that Campbell's crowd looked like a pauper funeral in com parison, but he thought there would be a burial in November, and the other side would furnish the corpse. This sally made the crowd laugh. A MIGHT? SHOUT FOR BLAINE. He concluded by saying .that McKinley was next "to the foremost man of the world, the man we love most and is most feared in Europe, the man from Maine." There was a mighty shout at this allusion to Blaine, and when it ceased McKinley commenced his speech. He started out by paying a tribute to Garfield in these words: "He was my dearest and nearest friend. Nobody outside of his family missed Garfield more than I did, and I am here to add my testi mony to his worth while living and to his memory now tliat ho is dead. "What great names the old Nineteenth district of Ohio haspresented Wade,Giddings and Garfield. Three of America's greatest sons." During this eulogy James R. Garfield sat within a few feet ot the Major. McKinley, then discussed the tariff and silver questions in his usual way. Among other things he said a merchant recently in New York published a list of 50 manu factured articles, 49 of which were cheaper under the McKinley tariff than they had been and the only one advanced was pearl buttons. All of"the articles were CO per cent cheaper than they had been under a revenue tariff in 1850. For the benefit of the ore handlers he said 38,000 miners were employed in the United States discing iron. The mills and the furnaces which use up the ore iu Penn sylvania arc kept up by the tariff. They couldn't exist CO days without it. "Now then," he demanded, "what good would iron ore do you and the miners if there were no mills to take the product? and this is what would happen under free trade." A REPLY TO CAMPBELL. "When Governor Campbell was here he 1 read the difference in appraisement for farm lauds in Lake county between 1880 and 1890. As the valuation was much reduced, he claimed the lands had depreciated several millions. To this McKinley replied that a board had been appointed to equalize ap praisements and they decided the farmers were paying more than their share of taxes. The valuations were reduced and he wanted to know if any farmer objected to it. He then asked the farmers who were willing to sell their lands at the appraised value to stand up. The only response was a general laugh. The Major then touched up the wool and tin industries. He was frequently applauded and made a good impression. Major McKinley and the newspaper men were routed out this morning at 0 o'clock to pay a visit to Ashtabula Harbor. The bal ance of the day till late in the evening was occupied in making votes. This is only a sample of the daily life which the candi dates and correspondents are leading in the campaign. It is late to bed and early to rise, thus reversing all maxims of health. A special train had been provided to the Harbor, and a company of Republicans joined the Major. McKinley boarded the same tug that carried Governor Campbell a few weeks ago, and was taken around and shown the ore docks. Several large lake vessels were unloading ore for Pittsburg, but the bulk of the crait at present are engaged in the grain trade. Last year 2.250,000 tons of ore were landed at Ashtabula and distributed in Pittsburij and the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys. It has grown to be the largest ore center on the lakes. McKinley was much impressed with the magnitude of tho work and the operations of the Pennsylvania and Lake Snore roads. The people -want the Govrn ment to build a harbor of refuge, and this summer a Congressional committee visited the place to see what could be done. THE ORE-HANDLERS' GREETING. It was early in the morning, but the ore handlers were already at work; As the tug passed through the channel, whistles were blown on the vessel?, the deck hands cheered lustily and the Major responded by doffing his hat. Fortunately the wharf population, which, it is said, can give pointers to a Bowery tough, had not arisen, or McKinley would have received a lively reception. "When Campbell was here a big fat woman danced a hornpipe on the wharf for his ben fit. The Governor turned off the joke by saying it was intended for the correspond ents. ' At the close of the tour Of the Harbor a little company gathered around McKinley's car and asked for a speech. Stepping out on the rear platform, the Major delivered the best talk I have heard him make. He spoke in a conversational and simple way to the ore handlers and deck hands before him. Possibly the weird place and the early hour affected the Major, for he ap peared to feel deeply every word he uttered and so did the small crowd. They were as silent as death and listened attentively. The Major Faid he was for his own country against all manfcind. The foreigners hate the new tariff law and would wipe it oft the statute books if they had the power. Peter Cooper once remarked that he would rather put an enemy in charge of the stand ing armv than allow a rival country to dic tate the commercial policy of the nation. He contrasted the wages paid in free trade England and America. "The Democrats say," continued McKinley, "that protective tariffs concentrate wealth. Go to free-trade England and see how the wealth is concen trated there. Free trade, as Cardinal Man ning said recently, produces an irresponsi ble wealth on the one hand and poverty ou the other for the workmen. A LESSON IN PROTECTION, There is no country on the face of the earth where the wealth is so well dis tributed as in the United States, where so many workingmen own their own homes. If laborers receive CO cents a day in Ene land and thev get (2 here it is not hard to tell where the money goes. The capitalist doesn't get it, as the Democrats charge, but the workmen. I warn yon to be careful of free trade, and don't vote for it. It is not a leap in the dark, for you know wheie you land. I wouldn't take a commission for the highest office in the gilt of the people and vote for free trade. It is against my prin ciples. I, am for my country first and always. McKinley was applauded at the conclu sion of his speech. Things are not as lovely in Ashtabula county as I thought they were. I was told this morning that the People's party has a considerable following and will cut into the Republican and Dem ocratic vote. There is a strong rivalry be tween Jefferson and Ashtabula for the pos session of the county seat. The former place holds the honor, but the town is isolated and is on the decline. Bad feeling has been stirred up, and it is feared will do the Republican party no good. Captain Reeves, who represented the district in the last Legislature, was turned down by the Jefferson Republicans because he introduced a bill to have the Court House removed to Ashtabula. The people promptly indorsed the Captain. He is popular in Ashtabula and his election is ex pected. In times past old Ashtabula could always be relied on to give a big Republi can majority, but it would not surprise the knowing ones to see it reduced a little this fall. To-morrow McKinley speaks in Ravenna, - Israel. FREE TRADGniSlIEME.; CAMPBELL MAKES TWO ATTACKS ON THE M'KINLEX TARIFF. An Effort to Slake Workingmen Relieve Protection Is Harmful to Them At Sen ator Brico's nome A Large Crowd As sembles to near the Governor. Lima, O., Oct. 13. Special. Governor Campbell made two speeches to-day. The first was at Spencerville, in the southwest ern corner of this county. It is a strong Democratio community, and it was not un natural that the Governor should have a large meeting. Between 3,000 and 4,000 people turned ont to hear the Governor talk free trade and financial depression. He was given a hearty reception at the station and was escorted to a beautiful grove near the village by a party ot gaily decorated young ladies. Alter a few complimentary remarks the Governor plunged into the tariff question. He claimed thq.consnmers paid the tax, and made an effort to prove that the American farmers had been especially legislated against. Governor Campbell took up Major McKinley's explanation of the decreased value of farm lands. He said Major Mc Kinley was right when he said the appraise ment of farm lands should be decreased in order to make the taxes of the farmers lighter, but what he 'complained of was tho class legislation which cheapened the price of farm lands and made them less valuable to their owners. The Governor was fre quently interrupted by applause, and his tree trade talk evidently pleased his Demo cratio auditors. After the meeting he took a carriage and was driven 13 miles across the country to this city. This is the home of Senator Brice, and the Democrats are numerous here. The meeting was held in Music nail, which seats 1,500 people, and the building was well filled during the Governor's speech. He was escorted from his hotel by the Brice Club and given a cordial greeting. His speech to-night was directed largely to the wage-workers, aud he endeavored to convince his audience that the tariff was a gieat burden on the American working man. He did not touch on silver or State issues, his sole theme being the tariff. ALLISON IN OHIO. ne Tells the Potters or East Liverpool What the Tariff na Done for Them. East Liverpool, Oct 13. SpcriaZ-j-Senator Allison, of Iowa, has consented to make two speeches in Ohio. One of them he delivered this evening in this city and the other will be delivered to-morrow night in Mansfield, the home of Senator Sherman. Senator Allison left his home last night and came directly here. This evening to an im mense crowd he delivered one of the most brilliant speeches ever listened to in this city, his themes being silver and the tariff. The Senator gave a ery interesting his tory of the coinage of moneys in various countries, and made very plain the dangers in the fallacious doctrine of" free and unlim ited coinage of silver. His closing argu ments were devoted to describing the bene fits of a tariff to the workers of America, and especially to her great 'pottery inter ests. He spoke of the earnest efforts of Major McKinley in Congress to secure and maintain an adequate tariff on pottery and said that to Major McKinlev more than any other man the potters were indebted for the fact that the tariff on pottery was not re duced. The speech was heartily cheered at every turn by an audience made "up of rep resentative foreign and American workmen. Harrison's Home Goes Democratic. Indianapolis, Oct. 13. The city elec tion to-day resulted in the election of the entire Democratic ticket by majorities now estimated at from 1,500 to 3,000. Sullivan, for Mayor, the present incumbent, runs 1,000 ah'ead or his ticket. The campaign was the most exciting and bitter in the history of municipal politics. Wjratrt) 1891-TWEIiVE PAGES. MILLS NOT TIIE MAN For the Speakership, According to Congressman Hemphill. C1IISP MDC1I BETTER QUALIFIED. lie Is Considered the Safest Leader By Many Qld Members. TIIE ALLIANCE ACT1YE IN TIIE SOUTH rntOM a STArr coR7iFsro"fDE''rr.i "Washington, Oct. 13. Representative Hemphill, of South Carolina, one of the youngest and most brilliant of the Southern Democrats in Congress, is a firm believer in the destiny of Congressman Crisp to be the next Speaker of the House. Discuss ing Judge Crisp, Mr. Hemphill said to day: "The old members generally apppreciate his fitness for the position and I have no doubt of his election. Mr. Mills has per formed party service which we all appreci ate, ard I regret deeply that he should run for an office to which he cannot be elected. Many of us will vote against him with re gret that we feel compelled to do so, but a man, however able and distinguisncu, is not suited for every position to which he may aspire. The interests of the party will be best subserved bv the election of Mr. Crisp, I believe, and therefore I shall vote for him. He is sound on all Democratic prin ciples, as all old members who have served with him know, and he has the qualities of a safe leader, chief among thera sound judg ment. "Mr. Mills will better serve the party on the floor, and on the stump he has few equals. It is no disparagement of his abil ity to say that he is not just fitted for the Speakership. The Speakership cannot be considered as a reward for party services, but as a place where work must be done, and great skill as a manager and good judg ment are important" Speaking of the Farmers' Alliance move ment aud of finance, Mr. Hemphill said: "The Alliance folks are very active. I don't see that there has been any diminu tion of their activity, hut I do'not think that the Alliance of the South could be led into any third party movement. Many of their demands are proper enough and grow out of the present condition of affairs. I think that a reduction of taxation and a safe and proper increase of the currency will satisfy them. "Undoubtedly there is need of more cur rency, and I think it is possible to make the necessary increase in a perfectly safe manner, so that SI will be as good as any other, without any depreciation of the value of our currency."" BAD SEAMANSHIP THE CAUSE. Tho Loss of the Despatch a Disgrace to the American Navy. Washington, Oct. 13. rio?. The bad seamanship which resulted in the total loss of the United States steamer Despatch seems to be gradually understood by the officials of the Navy Department, who at first accepted the catastrophe as something inevitable under the circumstances. It seems that the lightship off Assoteague, in stead of being unrepresented by being ab sent for repairs, was replaced by another lightship, and tha as there was no inter, vening fog, the Despatch should have had no difficultxin avoiding the shoals" and the --r The judgment of the officers which led them to hug the shore when there was rough weather, instead of standing out to the open sea, is now roundly criticised in naval cir cles, and intact tne wnoie movement ot tne vessel is characterized as a disgrace to sea manship, and as showing that American officers and sailors are not to be compared in efficiency with their brethren of foreign craft. The misfortunes of the Despatch, the Tallapoosa aud the other American ves sels have earned a name for incompetency for American seamen among foreigners'not complimentary to the former, and the com- Jilete wreck of the Despatch will doubtless ead to an investigation, which may serve to stir up naval officers in a very lively manner. THE ANAHCHISIS' CASE Beforo the Supreme Court, Together With an Electrocution Motion. Washington, Oct. 13. In the United States Supreme Court to-day Moses Salo man, of Chicago, counsel for Fielden and Schwab, the Chicago Anarchists under sen tence of life in Joliet Penitentiary, stated that notice had been served on the Attorney General of Illinois that a motion would be made in the Supreme Court to advance the causes and to set a date for hearing argu ment. The Court will make a decision at an early date. General B. F. Butler will argue the case in association with Mr. Sale-man. The New York electrocution law, which has been before the Federal Supreme Court a number of times, came before it again to day on a motion made by Attorney General Taber, of New York, to dismiss, affirm or advance the cases ot Charles McElvaine and Nicolo Trezza, condemned murderers, who are awaiting death by the electric current. The Court took Mr. Taber's motion under advisement HALFOED DANGEROUSLY ILL. A Consultation of Physicians Over the President's Private Secretary. "Washington, Oct. 13. Special A consultation of three prominent physicians, Drs. Sowers, Busey and Lincoln, was held to-day at the bedside of E. "W. Halford, President Harrison's private secretary. While the physicians do not admit that Mr. Halford's condition is dangerous, it is well known that he has been for a week, and is now, a very sick man and the chances are that the President will be deprived of his services for some time to come. Mr. Halford has been the President's right hand ever since he was inaugurated, and has been a very hard worker. He is suffering from a serious iuternal trouble and great anxiety is felt by his friends. His illness is especially embarrassing to the President just at this time, when there is such an unusual accumulation of work at the White House. BLAINE'S INTENTIONS. Joe Manly Says Ho Will Be on Duty in Washington Next Week. Washington, Oct. 13. Special. If the statemant of James G. Blaine's most in timate personal and political friend is to be taken as authentic, the Secretary will be in Washington and on duty at the State De partment not later than October 20. J. H. Manley, the postmaster at Augusta, is in town to-day on business with the Postofiice Department, and every man who met him on the street or elsewhere, stopped him with the inquiry about Mr. Blaine s health and political intentions. Mr. Manley talks with apparent freedom, but refuses to say anything beyond what is stated above. Whether Blaine is in robust health, or whether he is to be a Presidental candi date, Mr. Manley does not say, but those of the Blaine men who have talked with him seem willing to create the impression, J JUSTICE MUST ME BLIND. whether right or wrong, that Mr. Blaine has almost entirely recovered his health, and that his physical condition is not such as to have any weight in determining his political future. At any rate, he means to take hold of the State Department work with enthusiasm in less than 10 days. LIFE-SAVING PB0JECTILES. Practical Tests Needed to Determine the Safety or the Things. "Washington, Oct. 13. The Board of Supervising Inspectors of Steam Vessels, which was specially convened for the pur pose of determining the best system of line carrying projectiles for use in case of marine disasters, has made a report to the Secretary of the Treasury, in which it states that it is unable with'the data at hand to determine the ruestion as to whether certain guns and cts can be used with safety to Mf ..'f those having occasion to us ", !Iut practical tests. '.0S -v The board, therefor ' h Jo ,that the question be referred ''). -4 "-cc bureau of the "War DepartmebOrA -to, ing the best facilities for coMi.o' rJjr experiments. The board makes anV p report on the suggestion that line-carryC projectiles with firing apparatus might be1 advantageously carried on vessel'. PAULINE HALL WEDDED. BOSTON IttJBBEK SALESMAN SINGER'S NEW HUmBAND. TnE They nave Been Married for Several Months and the Secret Has bnt Jnst Leaked Oat Paulino's Former Matrl monal Venture With Mr. White. Louisville, Ky., Oct. 13. Special Pauline Hall and her opera company ap peared here at McAuley's Theater the firt three night of last week, and the fact has just been discovered that she is the wife of her manager, Mr. George B. McClellan. They stopped at the Louisville Hotel, reg istered as Mr. and Mrs. George B. McClel lan and occupied the same apartments. The clerk says that Mr. and Mrs. Mc Clellan made no reference to the date of their marriage. The marriage had been kept very quiet, for it was unknown to some of Miss Hall's.own company. A dispatch from New York says: The Dramatic News says that the marriage of Miss Hall and Mr. McClellan took place iasi summer at naui, jM.e., one was Kept a secret until last week. Miss Hall met Mr. McClellan just before her withdrawal from the Casino company over two years ago, when he was traveling agent for a Boston rubber company. He is a good-looking, pleasant mannered fellow, and was very de voted in his attendance upon the actress. It was rumored two years ago that he had married her. Miss Hall had at that time just secured a separation from her first hus band, a Mr. "White. Her maiden name was Pauline SchmidtgalL She owns a house in this city. THE DEATH OF LEVI BATES. His Lire Was Insnred Tor S159.000 and tho Companies Will Not Contest. New York, Oct. 13. Special Funeral services over the remains of Levi M. Bates were held this evening. It is believed by those in a position to know that Mr. Bates left considerable property. When he failed in business in 1888 his wife was a preferred creditor for nearly 500,000, and the Madison avenue house, settled on his children,, is worth as much more. It is thought that the will, with the exception of one bequest, leaves everytuing to me inree cniiuren. The insurance men were still talking to day of the losses caused by Mr. Bates' death. As far as could be learned none of the companies will contest the policies, and the amounts will be paid in full. AY. G. Bates notified the four accident insurance companies to-day of his father's death by accident According to the information furnished by the officers of the different companies Mr. Bates held policies aggre gating to ?1C9,000. Bishops Esher and Bowman Re-elected. Indianapolis, Oct. 13. The German Evangelical Association to-day re-elected Bishops Esher and Bowman, and elected Rev. S. C. Breyfogle, of Reading, and Rev. William Horn, of Cleveland, editor of the liotschafter, to the two new bishoprics created this morning. The remainder of the officers will be elected to-morrow, it is thought, and there will be but few changes. THE NEWS DIRECTORY. To-day's 12-page Dispatch has interest ing matter upon every page. Hurried read i p nwu y SOL Jiy?Mtag $ 4Sral' l(w Sfpis.-'" I V If ers will find the following index a con venience: PAGE 1. The Extra Session. McKinlej's Campaign. Speakership I"i;lit Castaways on Trial. PAGE S. A Down-Town Fire. Local Political Matters Pittsburg's Bnsy Hotels. PAGE 3. Ghosts in a Park. "Want Ads. PAGE 4. Editorial. Views of Carnegie. Socliland Personal. PAGE 5. Proceedings of the Trison Congress. PAGE O. The Revival or the Rivers. PAGE 7. Tho Irish Strangle. Pan-Republic Conjjresi. Industrial Features. A Yacht Dlias ter. PAGE S. The Baseball Mnddle. General Sports. News Trom Neighboring Towns. PAGE O. Methodist Council. Horses of America. Some Tin Plate Arguments. PAGE 10. Court Trials. Tho Oil Fields PAGE 11. Features' of Trade. Slarket Reports. PAGE 13. Full Text of Pattison's Message, i A CENT A WORD .Keeps You Before the Public Through . .THE DISPATCH. THREE CENTS. CASTAWAYS OS TRIAL. ABigid Church Investigation of the Brooklyn Conple Who FLOATED OUT FROM CONEY ISLE, And Said They Were Carried hy a Spanish Vessel to Florida. THEIR PASTOR POSES AS A DETECTIVE f SPECIAL TELIGEAM TO TITE DISrATCTI.l Jacksonville, Fla., Oct 13 About one week ago a stout, middle-aged gentle man arrived here from Brooklyn. He put up at a quiet house, and armed with creden tials and letters to several prominent citi zens here soon began investigations in a quiet way ancnt the Thornton-Jewell cast away story. It was several days before The Dispatch correspondant could locate the gentleman who proved to be Rev. David Junior, of Brooklyn, pastor of Elder Thornton's church. The reverend gentle man insisted on remaining incognito. Mr. Junior began his investigation by going down to Pablo Beach and trying to ascertain if a person who landed there could get to Jacksonville by walking, with out crossing creeks or bayous. After long and patient search he ascertained to his own satisfaction at least that a person landing several miles below Pablo could walk to this city, 30 miles or so, without crossing any creeks. This put him in excellent humor and he began corroborating the Thornton story. TAITH IN HIS PARISIHONERS. When seen to-day he was greatly pleased at the result of his visit to the seashore, as he says it only makes his faith in Thornton stronger. He has ascertained also that the old package of clothes said to have been dis carded by Thornton were not his at all. He met Dr. Neal Mitchell, Hon. J. a Greeley, Judge W. B. Owen and many others, all of whom were asked by him as to their views of the possibility of the Thornton story. This afternoon he met Editor Carter and had a long talk with the man who played such a prominent part In connection with Conductor Barr of the Pullman Palace Car company. Mr. Carter was the man who got on the New Orleans train at Pensacola, and says he rode 20 miles with Thornton and Miss Jewel, identifying them afterward in Jacksonville. Mr. Carter gave Mr. Junior a long state ment of his connection with the case, in which he very strongly reiterated his iden tification of the alleged castaways and said that he was willing to swear to "it He said he particularly noticed Sam and Eva, be cause he thought they were bride and groom. AN AFFECTIONATE COUPLE. They sat facing him only three seats off and on the opposite side of the car. He watched them about one hour. They seemed very affectionate. Mr. Junior was disap pointed at the recital. Editor Hawthorn, of the Times- Union, was also interviewed, and he said that the identification of Thorn ton and Eva by Mr. Carter and Mr. Barr, the Pullman car conductor, was complete, and that judging from their discomfiture when discovered escaping from their board ing househalf a day before they had in tended going it looked very suspicious, and to his mind was conclusive evidence of stress of mind at being found ont Paul .Barr, the Pullman conductor, was seen, too, and he firmly stuck to his first story. After a long detailed account of the day s trip he wound up with: "That man and woman were in my car, without a shadow of doubt I should have recognized them in darkest Africa." This testimony was disapposnting to Mr. Junior, for he seemed to have come here with the intent of finding Thornton's story true. Mr. Eae buck, of the same congregation, is also here running out the story on his own hook. A CHURCH INVESTIGATION. A dispatch from New York says: When Samuel W. Thornton came back to Brook lyn last month, from Florida with his sister-in-law, Eva Jewell, and told "his fellow elders of Mt Olivet Presbyterian Church that they were rescued off Coney Island, then carried down to Florida in a Spanish schooner, the elders resolved to get at the facts for themselves. Mr. Jloses G. Young, one of the elders, said to-night that the Rev. David Junior, the pastor of the church, had been to Florida for a week at the church's expense. "Our church is poor," said Mr. Young, "but we felt that the good name of a fellow elder was at stake as well as the reputation ot the church, and we decided to get at the bottom of the matter by sending our pastor over the ground to find out for U3 whether Mr. Thornton's story was true or false. Mr. Junior will probably return in a few days now." F00E DIBECT0ES MEET. It. D. McGonniglc, or l'lttsbarg, on the Committee to Revise tho Poor Laws. Reading, a., Oct 13. Special The seventeenth annual meeting of the Associa tion of the Directors of the Poor opened in New Keystone Hall this morning, with President Charles S. Snyder, of Philadel phia in the chair. Mayor Merritt was in troduced and welcomed the visitorn. "Vice President Gould, of Eric, made the re sponse. The roll call showed over 200 del egates in attendance. Delegate Jones, of Scranton, offered resolutions of condolence on the death of James I. Hill, of Sunbury, and Dr. S. S. Schulze, of Danville, members of the association, and, out of respect to the deceased the convention adjourned until afternoon, when the following committees were appointed: Committee on Next Place of Meeting, Jacob Titus, Philadelphia; James S. Myers, Gettysburg; George Hoffman, Pittsburg; David H. Ross, Montgomery; George E. Worst, Lancaster; Committee on Auditing, Cass, of Luzerne; Mylin, Somerset; Shall cross, Philadelphia; Committee on Officers, Keyser, Germantown; Gould, Erie; Will iams, Scranton; Strine, Lancaster; Kraemer, Franklin; Committee to Revise Poor Laws, Lewis Panshe, William Lawson, R. D. Mc Gonnigle, William N. Apple, D. Watson Rowe. To-night Dr. L N. Kirlin, Superin tendent of the Pennsylvania Training School for Feeble Minded, delivered an ad dress on "The Care of the Feeble Minded." MEDICINE WAS REFUSED IT. Christian Science Claims a Little Child as Its Latest Victim. Beateice, Neb., Oct 13 Special Another murder under the guise of Chris tianScience has been committed in this com munity, and, aa Is usually the case, the victim was a child four years of age. The parents lived a few miles in the country, and are well-to-do. At a late hour the father called in a doctor, but too late, tha child dying shortly after the call, from malignant diptheria. The last Legislature passed a stringent law aiming directly at the Christian Science healers, and parties in this city are moving to secure the prosecution of the guilty parties in the case, the first which has oc curred since the law went Into effect The child died to-day. Great indignation is felt here and strong efforts will be made to stamp out the society, whichhas grown to wonderful proportions in this city. The prosecuting attorney has the matter in charge.