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Adlets to March 14 4,629 Last Tear 2.660 Increase '. - 1,969 Best Previous Two -Weeks' Oslo, 1,778, TORTY-SEVENTH TEAR 91 AND DALY WERE VICTIMS f the Hatred and Greed 'Of a Blaclonailing Police Inspector. LACK'S BAD RECORD nought Out Upon His Retirement From the Birmingham Force, ARLIAMENT IS TO INVESTIGATE If the Charges Against the Discredited Ex Official ire Sustained. 'TimlnerA More to Secure the Llbera 4on of Daly and Egan Black's Ke Aisal of a Testimonial Benefit Leads to the Publication of Damaging Stories Abo at Hem He Has Made Money .Enough to Go Abroad Peculiar Ideas of Poetry His Former Colleagues on the Force Acquainted With the Facts la the Case AH All-Important Ad mission by the Chief Constable. fBT CABIX TO TBB nSPATCH.l .London, March 28. CocyripAt This altera oon John Bedmond asked Home Sec retary Matthews in the House of Commons whether his attention has been called to a paragraph which appeared in the London correspondence of the Manchester Evening JfoiZ on March 4, 1892, in which it is stated that a certain ex-Inspector of police in the provinces absconded; whether the police officer referred to is the inspector who was the chief witness for the Crown in the pros ecution of James Egan and John Daly for treason and felony, and who was In charge of the police who arrested both of them; whether this inspector has absconded, and whether any charges affecting this in spector's official career have come to the knowledge of the authorities; whether he is aware that a public testimonial to the Inspector, leaded by the Mayer of Birming ham, and another promoted by the police of that city, were abandoned at the request of Mr. Farndale, Chief Constable of Po lice, acting on behalf of the authorities and in consequence of the allegations in question having come to their knowledge, and whether, as John Daly and James Egan were oonvicted largely on the evi dence of this inspector, an investigation will be instituted by the authorities into his official career." ' The Prosecution of Egan and Dal-. The Home Secretary responded tersely that he had no information regarding this matter which justified him .in authorizing an investigation., Bedmond's question, however, sets on foot a movement which is almost sure to result in the liberation of Daly and Egan, who are now undergoing a life sentence in Chatham prison. The ex inspector ot polioe referred to is none other than James Black, to whom was principally due the conviction of Michael Davitt 23 years ago, of Dr. Gallagher nine years ago, and of Egan and Daly. Black has been considered one of the shrewdest detectives in England. Judges without number have complimented him upon his sagacity, and Sir William Har court, acting as Home Secretary, caused an honorarium of 100 to be given him as a slight recognition of his skill in laying bare so many political conspiracies. The Dispatch reporter, who has -to-day visited Birmingham, finds that Black is now a discredited man, who is known to have been long privy to a blackmailing scheme, and who is at present a fugitive from home owing to threats of an investigation of his official career. An Investigation to Be Demanded. The facts ascertained by The Dispatch porter hare been given to Bedmond, and on them he will base a further demand for . investigation, in which he will.be npheld Alderman Manton, one of the oldest and st respected civil officers of Birmingham, 10 has been for 40 years a member of the tch committee, the branch of the munici- l government which controls the police jartment of that city. UdermanManton Is now more than 80 irs, of age, and a Conservative, so that 'itics do not enter into his view of the e. At the time of the conviction of ly and Egan he publicly accused Black manufacturing evidence against them, and n wrote to William O'Brien, giving isons why the sentences passed upon tie ;ged dynamiters should be contested at ry point. JLo The Dispatch reporter derman Manton said that after .the con- tion of Daly and Egan the chief consta- of Birmingham, who was then confined is bed by illness, sent for Manton and ' him that the two men were innocent, that a job had been "planted" on them. The Alderman Out for Justice. It is all out now," said the venerable lerman excitedly, "and there must be a 'eminent inquiry. I have spent many nless nights and long hours in prayer this matter. There ought to have been aquiry long ago. It is not a matter of '.ics or party. Daly and Egan are inno- men, and all that is necessary is to alish an inquiry into the official career ames Black. The attitude I have taken ae matter has been in the cause of teousness, and I am sure I shall be jus- d. No one In Birmingham has ever Med my good faith, but they all have .ught that I have been mistaken. In- iry, however, will .vindicate me, and en the time comes those who make the uiry shall not want proof." 'he circumstances which led up to the .osure of Black are these: Early in Feb- ry he tendered his resignation as In- ctor of Police. The Watch Committee, of whom, except Alderman Manton, -e firm believers in Black, begged him to insider, but he was obdurate. He was 1 that if he served 11 months longer it lid make a difference of 5 shillings per ;k in his pension, but he insisted that had particular reasons for leaving at e. A rnbllo Testimonial .Proposed. lien the Watch Committee decided that Black's valuable services ought to bo recognized by a public testimonial 'A' committee composed of some of the best known and most influential men In BIrm-' Ingham was at once formed, the chairman being Councillor W. J. Lancaster, Glad stonian candidate for one of the Parlia mentary divisions of Birmingham. On Feb ruary 14, the following advertisement was published in the daily newspapers: It Is suggested that a testimonial should bn presented to Detective Superintendent Black on his retirement from the Birming ham police force. The attendance of every boay Interested In the above proposal la In vited to a meeting to be held at the Queen's Hotel, Birmingham, on Thursday next, the ISth Inst. The chair was taken at 7:30 P. M. Coun cillor W. J. Lancaster, Chairman; A. W. Still, Birmingham Gazette. Honorary Treas urer; E. J. Abbott, Honorary Secretary. The meeting at the Queen's Hotel has not been held. Black Declined the Proffer. On February 17 the Birmingham newt papers all contained the following com munication from Black: I have noticed that a movement has been set on foot for presenting me with a testi monial In recognition of my services In con nection with the Birmingham detective de partment. I fully appreciate the motive whloh has prompted many kind friends to Interest themselves on my behalf, hut at I have already been granted a liberal pension by the Waton Committee, and have received other marks ot favor, I am dlslnolined to trespass any further on the liberality of the public. I propose almost Immediately to go abroad for the benefit of my health, which bas been very indifferent of late. 1 Benin thank my friends for what they were willing to do on my behalf. Jakes Black. The Birmingham people thought it ex traordinary that a police officer, whose sal ary was only 250 per annum, and whose pension was but little more than 2 a week, should refuse to accept a testimonial which was likely to amount to more than 1,600, but they did not know that Blaok wrote hit letter of declination under coercion. At the same time that Black announced hit in tention to resign from the Birmingham police force, a young woman who was liv ing apart from her husband, J. W. Elliott, a wealthy old resident of Birmingham,made a sudden demand on him for 3,000. Hit solicitors not only declined to give her the money, but threatened to bring suit for divorce against her, with Black at co-respondent. Inveigled Into a Hasty Marriage. It turned out that Elliott, who was an elderly widower with a grown-up family, had married the woman at the Registrar's office in London about 18 months ago, she having brought a charge of betrayal against him. It was also learned that the woman was known to the young bloods of Birming ham as Mrs. Half, and that she had pre viously lived a rapid life in the suburbs. When she brought the charge of betrayal against Elliott he married her and took her to his home in Jellyhyper Oak, one of the most beautiful suburbs of Birmingham, where she was recognized by his son, and all his children left the house. They did not live together long, however, and separated upon his agreeing to give her an allowance of 300 a year. When she made the demand for 3,000 Elliott's solicitors decided to look into matters, and the police took charge of the case. It turned out that Mrs. Hall had been Black's mis tress for several years, and that it was through his friendly advice to old Elliott, when the charge of betrayal was brought against the latter, that he had married her. The reason that Black had resigned from the police department so suddenly was that he knew his secret had gotten ont and he feared exposure, and the reason she had simultaneously come down on Elliott for 3,000 was to enable Black-and herself to take a continental tour.-' Bow Black Worked His Game. Sinco these facts have been whispered about in Birmingham numbers of citizens have oome to Chief of Police. Farndaletq tell him of successful blackmailing opera tions upon them by Mrs. Hall, and in almost every instance Inspector Blaok's kindly advice to the victim to pony up in order to avoid a scandal had been the rea son for submission. , Black has always been an unscrupulous, daring and vindictive man. One of his col leagues related to The Dispatch repre sentative the case of a man named Sweeney, who had been imprisoned for five years on what he declared to be a trumped-up charge of burglary. One day there came an in former to Black, who told the detective that Sweeney was out of jail and threatening to shoot him to avenge the wrong he had suf fered. "Is he?" asked the detective, ele vating his eyebrows. "I'm much obliged to you," and he ushered the person who had called upon him out of his room. The following evening Sweeney was again brought into the police station charged with attempted burglary. He declared he had done nothing. The judge sentenced him. after hearing Black's evidence, to ten years penal servitude, a sentence Sweeney is now undergoing. Daly and Egan Believed Innocent. A can easily be understood that the dis covery of these facts in connection with Black's private life and official career has cast quite a new complexion on the Daly and Egan case. These men, it has always been declared by those who studied their case, were innocent of the charges brought against them, and there now seem every reason to believe that they were the victims of a vile plot Black's testimony was al most the only evidence against Egan. It was he who swore that a bottle ot nitro glycerine was found hidden in the garden attached to Egan's honse. But for (hat piece of evidence it is morally certain the jury would have at least discharged one of the two men in the dock. But in those days Black's word was law. He was the paragon of truthfulness, and his probity and Honesty were looked upon at above question. Put him into the witness box to-day, a discredited official steeped to the lips in vice and infamy, and his word would not be considered good enough to hang a dog upon. Set-Up Job on the Imprisoned. Men. Alderman Manton and others have re- Eeatedly declared that the police placed the ottle of nitro-glvcerine in the garden be fore they dug it up, and it would, indeed, now appear as if there was much justifica tion for that allegation. ? This is the phase of the matter which appealed to Mr. John Bedmond, and which he is determined to probe to the uttermost depths. It he can prove to the House of Commons that at the time of the Eagan and Daly case Black's character was such as to make his evidence wholly unreliable, tho fetters must at once be struck off the unfortunate men who are at the present moment wearing themselves out in penal servitude. Black was of a most peculiar tempera ment. He had but two ideas to make money and to score successfully in his pro fession. He is reputed to be wealthy, hav ing large investments in South American stock, although his salary was until recently onlv 200 a year, and had not tor a great length of time been fixed at that sum. He was intensely vindictive against the Irish people. Black' Idea of an Englishman. When the chief constable of Birmingham protested to him against the manner in which the Egan and Daly case was being worked up, Black's reply was: "I am an Englishman." His notion of poetry was that the best specimen of the art was to be found in the burlesque of "Faust Up to Date," where Mephistophela is made to sing: Tbey may wriggle, thev may struggle, but I've sot 'em In my eye; And I'll have 'emltyes I'll have em, I shall have 'am by and by. These lines had a fascination for Black, Continued on StvtnCh Page. PITTSBUEG; TUESDAY, MARCH 29 KMEUS CM For at Jeast the Second Time He Deliberately Steps Out of the Way of TEESIDENTAL LIGHTNING. The Buckeye Goyenior Declares for Harrison, This Trip. FORAKER MUST HUMP HIMSELF To Find another Candidate, if He Has to Be His Own Martyr. INTEREST IN THE RHODE ISLAND FIGI1T mtOX A STAN- COBEISFOXDEXT. Columbus, O., March 28. For the seo ond time In his career Hon. William jMc Kinley, Jr., has declined to place himself In the way of Presidental lightning. At Chicago, in 1888, when the National Be pnblican Convention, thrown Into confusion by Blaine's persistent refusal, was practi cally groping in the dark for a candidate, scattering votes, growing in number with each succeeding ballot, were cast for the young statesman, who was then a delegate at large and Is now Governor of Ohio. Many persons believed then, and some still believe, that the convention was on the eve of a stampede which would have practically repeated the history of the nomination of Garfield. Then it was that McKinley arose in his seat, and in afewbut emphatic words, announced that he was there as a Sherman delegate and that he would be faithful to his trust The current was turned in another direction, and the nomination of Harrison followed very shortly. This makes another parallel with the pres ent case, for Harrison is even more directly the beneficiary of the declaration now made, which leaves him no formal opponents but General Alger, Senator Cullom and ex-Senator Blair, none of whom have as yet shown much evidence of strength outside of their respective States. , McKinley Positively Not a Candidate. . Governor McKinley to-night authorized The Dispatch to announce definitely that he is not a candidate for the republican nomination for the Presidency this year, and his manner in making the statement, as well as the positive words, left no room for doubt as to his intentions. The Buck eye Executive's language in declaring him self out of the field is even more direct than that of Blaine's recent letter, and goes further. While the Secretary of Stateras content with the statement that he would sot be a candidate, Governor McKinley an nounces his preference openly, and pledges himself to' the present occupant of the White House. In answer to the plain ques tion, "Will you be a candidate before the Bepublican National Convention at Minne apolis for the Presidental nomination?" the Governor returned an equally plain- answer. He said: "I will not President Harrison has given us a strong, sensible, honest and patriotic administration, and if a candidate, I think will be renomInate.d." Mr. McKinley made this statement after a Conference with Chairman Hahn, of the State Executive Commlttee.ahd other prom inent party leaders,which lasted practically all afternoon and part of the evening. Whether the somewhat sensational defeat of the Governor at last Friday's committee meeting, for temporary Chairman ot the State Convention to be held next month, bad anything to do with to-night's an nouncement is hard to ascertain. Foraker's Scheme to Humiliate McKinley. One of the points in connection with the turning down of McKinley by the Foraker contingent at this particular time, which it it difficult to understand,isthe fact that the FireAlann ex-Governor and his cohorts have been, for the past three weeks booming the resent Governor for the Presidental nom lation. The same men who swear to sup port McKinley for President did the voting against him in the committee meeting. This fact has led some of the Sherman men to make the open declaration that no reli ance can be placed in the promises of the Foraker faction.and they now say that their support of McKinley was only a scheme to get him in the Presidental race for the purpose of humiliating him. Foraker's enmity to Harrison is well known but it now appears that if he wants an Ohio candidate to oppose the second term he will have to enter the lists himself. Senator Sherman is in Washington, but it is stated here on the best of authority that his posi tion is practically identical with that of Mc Kinley. The veteran statesman is tired of working hard every four years for a Presi dental nomination which never seems to get much nearer, and, b'esides, like the Gov ernor, he is under obligation to the admin istration for valuable assistance in his recent struggle. Foster's Fine Hand Apparent Here is where the fine hand of Secretary Foster is apparent. It is the unanimous opinion of the Buckeye politicians that the President make a ten-strike when he placed "Calico Charlie" at the head of the Treasury Department, and they proclaim their be- I net tnat no matter wno is at-me neaa oi tne National Committee, Mr. Foster will closely look after Harrison's interests in the cam paign that is now closest hand. Notwithstanding the odds against them, the Foraker people are still full of fight, and the ex-Governor has a wonderful hold upon the "hurrah boys" element of the party. Many well-posted politicians here say that with the temporary organization of the State . Convention already in his hands, Foraker could demand and secure the dele gation to Minneapolis for himself, if he so desired. But, as he has been depending upon McKinley entering the contest, no movement in his own behalf has yet been made. There is a strong possibility that an effort will be made on behalf of General Alger, but McKinley, Sherman and Foster combined certainly have strength enough to defeat any outsider. The Governor Preparing for the Stamp. While the Governor will not figure as a candidate in the canvass of 1892, he will be the reverse of inactivity. In fact he will this week take the stump in the initial cam paign of the year. An urgent appeal has been sent from Bhode Island for his assist ance in the election to be decided April 7, and McKinley 's present intention is to leave on Wednesday for the scene ot battle. According to private advices received in Columbus the struggle in the little New England State is ot the most desperate and uncertain character, and very important matters depend upon the issue. Bhode Island has been giving a small Democratic plurality every election since the new ballot' law went into effect, and it is fenerally conceded that the vote at tbe tate election this spring will determine the electoral outcome in the fall. . Beside this, Aldrich, who managed thenre'sent tariff law in the Senate as McKinley did in the House, it a candidate for re-election, and his faiiure to make the riffle would still' farther reduce the small majority in that body. Protection to Be tne Battle Cry. In view of these circumstances, and the additional fact that the Democrats expect Cleveland to take a hand .in the, closing days of the campaign, the Bhode Island Bepublicans made a strong call upon the Ohio Executive to counteract the efforts of the heavy-weight ex-President, aAd the ap peal fell op willing ears. On the New England stump McKinley will use the same arguments in favor of protection and the partv with a certain financialfpollcy that were bo effectual in Ohio last fall. . In answer to a question as to what he thought of the workings of the new tariff, Mr. McKinley to-night said: "I am very well satisfied with it In its operation! it Is telling its own tale." It is understood that the Major will go Into details upon this particular phase, in his Bhode Island speeches, and show the effects of the law after a trial of a year and a half. The Amerious Club, which had Governor McKinley scheduled to be In Pittsburg as one of the speakers at the annual banquet, April 26, will have to look elsewhere for a stellar attraction. The date is the tame as that of the Ohio Bepublican Convention at Cleveland, and the Governor to-day wrote the Americus managers to the effect that business must come before pleasure, and that he could not sit at the festal board with them this year. Bancroft. FIERCE WAR BETWEEN RACES. Old Trouble Breaks Out Again, With Fatal Beanlts Five White Men Seriously Wounded and One Negro Killed Work of Regulators. New Obxeans, March 28. Special The old race trouble between the whites and negroes in Gretna and vicinity, jnst op posite New Orleans, has broken out anew, and resulted yesterday in the killing of one negro and the severe wounding of five whites. This trouble became serious two years ago, when a number of negroes were ordered out of the town and several killed. There has been quiet since, but some bitterness be tween the races broke 'out into open hostili ties yesterday. A party ot white men went from Gretna to Harvey's canal yesterday to fish. They became involved there In a quarrel with a party of negroes, headed by Jack Tirlman, and were fired on. Five of the whites. Nobles, Spaner, Haruff, Bartholomew and Gidlow, were seriously wounded, while Tillman, the leader of the negroes, was shot in the head. When the whites returned with their wounds to Gretna it created great excite ment there, and tbreatB of vengeance were heard. Late last night a party of white reg ulators made their appearance at the resi dence of Tillman, who is employed at the Cypress Company's mill, and battering the door down, found their way into the house. Tillman succeeded in escaping by a side window, but the regulators pursued him, and coming up with him within a few hun dred yards from the house, riddled him with bullets. Another nartv of white regulators. 75 'strong, visited the negro quarters at Har vey s uanal, but tne negroes nau Deen alarmed and the quarters were found de serted and tho regulators returned to Gretna without injuring any one. The Gretna police are investigating the affair but seem to'bave no clue as to who killed Tillman. LOST HIS FAMILY IN A DAY. A Wllllamsbnrger't TVlfe and Children All Die In a Single Day. Brooklyn, N. Y., March 28. Special Misfortune has followed few men in such a short space of time as it has Peter H. Van Hassell, a saloon keeper of Williams burg, lis entire family, compris ing his wife, an 8-year-year-old Bon named Emil.'and a new-born babe are dead, and will be buried together to-day, side by side, in a grave in tbt Lutheran cemetery. The three died within an hour of each other last night The son was taken ill with the croup a week ago, and all that medical skill could do was unsuccessfully tried. The little fellow died in the arms of his father, at 7 o'clock last night Mrs. Van Hasseil, who herself had been made ill by the constant watchfulness and care oyer her boy, was compelled to take her bed yester day afternoon. She gave birth to a child shortly after her son breathed his last Tht new-born babe lived only 20 minutes. A gossipy neighbor, who had made her way unobserved into the death chamber, whispered to Mrs. Van Hassell that .her son was dead. The shock threw the unfortunate woman into convulsions from whioh she never rallied. Thirty minutes after Emil died and 20 minutes after the babe expired she, too, breathed her lost, and within the space of halt an hour Van Hassell was made a widower and childless. The grief of the man is intense, and it is doubtful if he will survive the shock. To day he acted as though his mind was un balanced, and friends had to watch his movements to prevent him from doing him self harm. QUAY AHD CAMEB0R AX WORK. The Junior Senator Introduces No Less Than "three Bills In a Day. Washington, March 28. Special Senators Quay and Cameron were both in their seats to-day for the first time in sev eral weeks. The former has been constantly threatened with pneumonia since his de parture tor Florida sometime ago, and the latter has been suffering from the effects of an exceedingly painful surgical operation Both are feeling cheerful to-day and Sena tor Quay said he was confident-that a few more days of braeing weather would bring him around" all right. The junior Senator to-day introduced in the Senate Eepresentative W. A. Stone's House bill for the restriction of immigra tion, a bill to submit to the Court of Claims the claims of the heirs of the persons lost by the collision of the steamer S. N. Bun ton in" the Ohio river, several years ago, and a bill asking a pension oi $25 a month each for two daughters of Colonel Edward O'Brien, late of the 134th Begiment, Penn sylvania Volunteers. STILL BUCK TO PROHIBITION. Iowa Bepublican legislators Decide to Abide by Election Pledges. Des Moines, La., March 28. This even ing the Republicans of the House of Repre sentatives met to hear from the anti-prohibition Bepublicans with reference to the Catch license law. Besolutions of the con vention were presented to-day by Messrs. Wright and Fairbank. The latter made a speech in which he called on the members to give a law which would make a better condition of things in counties where tho prohibitory law cannot be enforced. After a secret session the caucus announced that a committee had been appointed to reply to the convention resolutions. The reply will be in line with the actiou already taken in the House, saying they cannot go back on the pledge given by the party last year, to allow prohibition to remain tbe law of the State. BATTLING WITH B0BBEBS. Hundreds of Bullets Sent After Train Ban dits Down in Alabama. Birmingham, Ala, March 28. Spe cial A. pitched battle is in progress be tween a squad of policemen five miles north of Birmingham and a gang of train robbers who attempted to rob the L. & N. train last night, and who repeated the attempt to-night A hundred shots have been fired, but it is impossible to find out the results at this hour. Reinforcements have been sent for and a special train-it leaving for the scene with more police. mmttfn 1892-TWELVE PAGES. Before It Actually Began, ,for Salisbury's Propositi6n Will Surely Be ACCEPTED BY MOLE SAM. Although It Is Considered a Con temptuous Communication, IT MIGHTHAVEBEEN MUCH WORSE. No Decision Beached in the Senate's Exec utive Session, tint THERE'S NO DOUBT ABOUT ITS ACTION ISriCIAt TXXBOKAM TO TBB DISrATCB.1 Washington, March 28. It was cheer fully conceded at the State Department and the Executive Mansion to-day that Lord Salisbury has made a long stride toward an amicable settlement of the Bering Sea dis pute in his note in answer to the last and decidedly sharp one of President Harrison. It is, notwithstanding that fact, a some what contemptuous communication. It is written with a lofty indifference to the almost stinging argument and logio of the President, as though to rebuke an exhibi tion of warmth and bad temper, which is a sign of amateur diplomacy, and in which the elder and well-trained diplomats of the Old World could never be induced to in dulge. This aside, it is granted that this new proposition leaves the way clear for an amendment of the treaty now under con sideration in the Senate which Great Britain may accept, and thus remand the whole question to the arbitrament of intel lect instead of force. It is conceded that the United States will properly be defeated in the arbitration. Unfavorable Arbitration Prospects. So much has already been abandoned in the long argument as to whether the Ber ing sea is mare clausum or more liberum, that it is hardly to be expected that a court which will almost certainly be constituted somewhat unfavorably to the United States will admit the principle of the closed tea. We have not an opportunity, such as was seized on shrewdly by Great Britain' in the controversy over the codnsherle s, in which England maintained that the three-mile limit was not intended to follow the line of the coast, but that the closed waters should be those within a line extending from, head land to headland. Secretary Bayard as sented to this view, and Great Britain thus secured for her own subjects the sole right to fish in a great sea not less than the Bering Sea, in so far as the principle is con cerned. The agreeable feature of the affair is that a peaceful end of the dispute is in sight President Harrison does not regret this. I am reliably informed that he was some what frightened at his own communicatio n when he saw it in cold print and read the adverse criticisms of the British press and a portion of the American press, and saw British war vessels moving up the western coast A Great Card for a Candidate. Nobody will rejoice more than the Presi dent that the friendship of Bussia and the critical condition on the Indian frontier made it next to impossible for Great Britain to risk serious trouble with the United States. His firm attitude on the matter has, however, added much to his popularity; and in the coming campaign he will get the credit of having flung down the gauntlet to Great Britain, the bully, as courageously as he did to poor little Chile. While there are some coldly philosophi cal statesmen here who want war because they think we are drifting into a condition of plethoric stagnation with a tendency toward apoplexy, and that a little blood letting would do us good, the mass of the official element, and especially thev upon whom would fall the responsibility for a declaration of war, are vastly relieved at the conciliatory tone of Lord Salisbury's communication, and hope that another bil let doux or two between him and Harrison may put an end to general publio interest in a controversy which had so ugly a look only a week ago. Considered In Executive Session. Lord Salisbury's reply to Assistant Secre tary Wharton's dispatch of March 22, notifying the English GoveThnent, by direction of the President, that the United States would defend its' honor and its property in the" Bering Sea controversy, which was received at the State Depart ment at the hands of Sir Julian Pauncefote yesterday, was laid before the Senate in executive session to-day. It was ac companied by a letter of transmittal in which President Harrison, through Sec retary Blaine, states that the administration is entirely satisfied with the tone of Lord Salisbury's letter, and that its con tents warrant the assumption that the con tention for a renewal of the modus vivendi will be granted, followed bv the ultimate peaceful settlement of all the points in dis pute between the two countries. The Senate was in executive session for three hours, and it was expected that a vote would be taken on the pending treaty of arbitration before adjournment This action was not had, however, and the treaty went over with the understanding that a vote will be had to-morrow. The treaty will be ratified by a large majority. Too Good a Chance Not to Talk. Senator Sherman had talked with the President and the State Department Coun sel, John W. Foster, and it was agreed that the details of an understanding based on Lord Salisbury's proposals could be ar ranged without difficulty, A protracted debate followed. Senator George, In one of his character istically long speeches, advocated the rati fication of the treaty, in which he made an elaborate review of the points in the con troversy, and congratulated the Senate and his country, through the closed door of the chamber, on the very bright prospects of its prompt and amicable adjustment Senators Morgan, Sherman, Vance, Teller, Hale, Gray and others participated in the debate, the three strongest men in the list, Messrs. Sherman, Hale and Grav, joining Mr. George in advocating the ratification of the treaty, especially in view of the fact that assurances have now been given that the modus vivendi will be renewed. No action was taken to-Gay on the resolu tion providing for the removal of principal clerk, J. B. Young, for the alleged offense of betraying executive secrets. He will not resign, and if the resolution Is pressed it will probably be defeated by the votes of Senators who will not consent to having him made' a scapegoat for the shortcomings of others. It cannot be learned to-night that the President has yet framed a reply to Lord Salisbury's dispatch, but he will probably do so to-morrow. The condition of Mr. Blaine's health, if now such as to enable ANOTHER WAR OVER him to give attention to State matters, and neana joan w. x osier mucraiuutimo negotiation! In the future. , THE FEELINO IN LONDON. British JSdftors Think Salisbury's Proposi tion the Only Fair One. London, March 2& In the House of Lords, ' to-day, Lord Hersohell asked whether Lord Salisbury would give further information at to 'whether there had been any modification in the terms of the Bering Sea modus vivendi. Lord Salisbury replied that the Informa tion the Government had laid upon tho table contained the whole correspondence concerning the matter that had been , ex changed up to within 24 hours of its publi cation. He had absolutely no later in formation. All of the papers here to-day comment on the present situation of the Bering Sea matter. The Times supports Lord Salisbury in refusing to renew the modus vivendi, notwithstanding that on March 2 it pubj liihed an article in which it advo cated a renewal of the agreement The Star says: "The dispatches do not give Lord Salisbury the better of it He hne n4 haan aiMialelanf T.l Mialna no " The JVetoi approves Lord Salisbury's pro; posals. The Uironitie regrets tnat tne cor respondence will not ..tend to popularize arbitration. The SL James Oaf "- "President Harrison coolly p r v).. England should act as if the Jff.i,, lrn ' were estaoiisnea ana promoii. - ). T.orH Hftll.hrtrv bnjt mftlff. A . ' '",,. ,1 'r,s. ..rj whioh we hone not even election . "."': f. auont to inuuee tne Amencau , .... ... . " rr ment will reject' ANARCH! WITH A HIGH HAND. Thirty Per Cent of the Foreigners in Paris Leave Within a Few Days KIch lien Warned That Their Places Will Be Blown Up. Loudon, March 29. The Farlt jor respondent of the Tima telegraphs his paper as follows: Within a few days SO per cent or the for eigners able to quit the city will have gone hence. The Prefeot of Police should Issue a decree compelling concierges to keep their doors shut and to submit all Incomers to a olose scrutiny. Unless such a decree Is pub lished Paris will he a sufferer from a ruinous exodus. In an Interview to-day M. Bulot said: "At the trial of the anarchists in August last I demanded the heads of Decamps and Dar dare. Tho Jury,' however, was timid and Im posed only three years' Imprisonment. I "may say in passing, that Juries are so cowardly that I doubt If any would con vict Bavaohollf he was arrested. lam a Radical, even a Socialist, but I reprobate anarchism. It Is extremely probable that there It a grudge against me. Decamps,who Is a violent fanatic, and who is now In the Polssy prison, is the real leader of the party. His wife may be secretly Inciting his friends." Many householders to-day asked the police for protection against tbe Anarchists, and were Informed that it was impossible for the officials to comply with every 1 eqnest. The police told these people that everything possible would be done to Insure their safety. The anarchists have sent a warning to a wealthy distiller named Premier, living at Romans, a town in Sromc, that his dis tillery would be blown up with dynamite on May Day. Tbey acknowledged they had no grudge against him; they would destroy his building simply because ho was the richest man In the place. MORE B00DLIN6. Gov. Peck; of Wisconsin, Makes Move That Causes a Sensation. Ashland, Wis., March 28. A rather sensational order was received from Gov ernor Peck this morning summoning Dis trict Attorney Sleight to appear before him April 9, to show cause why he should not be removed on charges of approving illegal bills and increasing the emoluments of bis office by securing office rent and clerk hire and acting as attorney for parties having bills against the connty. Sleight came here from Hurley two years ago. It is thought that the most sensational charges will be made by the Grand Jury. The grand Inry convened this forenoon to Investigate the charges of boodling against county officials. Intense excitement pre vails. The attorney is arguing before Judge Parish that the grand jury is illegally drawn, as lists of jurors were handed in from newly-created wards and towns not organized at the last general election in 1890. Consequently they could not be drawn from the last poll list It is reported this morning that some ot the alleged boodlers are ready to squeal on condition that they go free. MIL1I0NAIKE PAIN'S ESCAPE. The Bonanza Boss Almost Asphyxiated by Escaping Gas. San Fbanoisco, March 28. Special It leaked out to-day that old Bonanza Mill ionaire Fair came near leaving this world and his milUons one night last week. He lives at Lick House and keeps a valet, .who attends to all his wants. One of the valet's duties is to turn off the gas, as Fair frequently drops asleep while reading in bed. On this night the volet turned off the gas as usual, and the stopcock must have become loose, for when the watchman passed in the hall soon after, he noticed the odor of gas, and an investi gation showed that it came from Fair's rooms. Windows weiy thrown open and restora tives applied, but it was some time before Fair revived. A few minutes more and he would been asphyxiated. Fair prides him self on his keenness of sense of smell, and on several occasions has been awakened by tbe odor of escaping gas, but this time his nose failed to warn mm. SIX BOYS AT A BIRTH. All Doing Well, and Named for Both Sides or the War. Holit Spbinos, Miss., March 28. Mrs. G. K. Smith, wife of a white laborer living on a farm near this city, has given birth to six babies, all boys, well developed, and weighing in- the aggregate 45 pounds. The mother and babies are doing well. The little ellows have been named Lee, Jackson, Van Dora, Grant, Sherman and BuelL THIS MORNING'S NEWS. Tonic Pafc- Irish Patriots Tlctlmixed. 1 McKinley Not a Candidate.. ....... ......... 1 Salisbury's Proposition Satisfactory. 1 Organized Against the Standard- 1 How the Suburbs Are Fllllnr Pp. 2 Xtutan'a Charges Dismissed. 2 Auditor McKlrayHeld for Court 9 An Allegheny Man's Itomanee. a Editorial and Miscellaneous The Gossip of Washington What the Theaters Offer Thla Week. 4 Congressional Work and Baam's Boast... Local Political News. 6 How the Silver Bill Was Killed 7 Details of the Ijist Electrocution 7 News of the Sporting World 8 Ki?ent in Towns Nearby .'.... 8 Proceedings of City Councils O The European Budget O Buftlnets'News and Gossip O A Salty Veto From the Mayor 10 The OU Scout's Field Beport 10 X.lve Stock and Commercial Market It The License Court Routine.... 13 FOR TWO WEEKS. Adleta to Slarcb 14 ,...4,62 last Year 2,660 Increase 1,969 Beit Previous Two Weeks' Gain, 1,778. ' THREE CENTS. A REVIVAL OP K 13, Ohio Oil Producers Said to -Be Organizing to Punish. the Standard. THE MEN AEE DESPEEATE And local Operators Would JTot Be Surprised at Violence. LITTLE MOWN OP THE MOVEMENT Bat Plenty of Eeasons Are Assigned for the Organization. THE TTOBK ACCOMPLISHED IN 1880 The oil producers of Pennsylvania have been considerably agitated for a week past over a report that a secret organization was being formed in' the Ohio oil field to attack and destroy the Buckeye Pipe Line Com- uy s property. The Buckeye company is 'lit. '." d and controlled W th stand-,,! nil I .J.....J. A. Aiaa utcu iuuiuatcu LUUfr - manv X n Ta . 3-.lS-...j.J t.x ,i purpose of the secret organization was to destroy all the oil held by the Buckeye Company, and in that way improve the oil business in the Ohio field. It is a fact that officials of the Standard Oil Company have been warned of the secret organization, and that as a result the company has doubled its guards and ha3 taken extraordinary precau tious to protect its property. The grievance against the Buckeye Com pany is said to be its determination to con trol the Ohio oil trade by keeping about 15,000,000 barrels in stock and in that way keeping the price down almost to the cost of production. The Bnckeye people pro duce about three-fourths of the Ohio oil, and they control about one-half of that pro duced by others. The Ohio producers allege that the Stand ard people have been holding their oil in tanks to the disadvantage of the producers, drillers and all concerned, and the organ ization which they are alleged to be form ing or, at least, contemplating, is being produced by the same course and will be fashioned after a secret organization knows as "K 11" Scared the Standard People. This organization was formed in the up per oil field in 1880, when the Standard company, through fear of personal violence and destruction of its property, was forced to yield to the demand for a reverse of their rule governing immediate shipment In 1880 an organization known as "BZ 13" was formed in the Bradford field during the excitement and agitation attending the existence of the immediate shipment rule of the United Pipe Line. The immediate shipment rule was that the pro ducer should, sell his oil before it was run into the United Pipe Line tanks. Late one dark and dreary night a bodv of hooting and howling men, all masked, marched up Main street in Bradford. They stopped in front of the pipe line building and gave vent to loud and prolonged howls, and shouted threats hostile to the pipe line people and their property. None of the members of the mob were recognized at the time, and leading operators the next day claimed that it was only a joke perpetrated by hoodlums of the city. Later oper ators were found who admitted that they were in the party, and that if the im mediate 'shipment rule had not been abridged, as it was immediately after their visit, they would have burned every bar rel of oil held by the pipe lines in the field. An TJgly Feeling in Two States. The organization now alleged to be form ing contemplates the same action, and it is announced that the ugly feeling among the producers is not confined to the Ohio field, but is apparent in the Pennsylvania field as welL C G. Glatzon, the well-known oil pro ducer, had heard that an organization sim ilar to K 13 was being organized by the oilmen in the Ohio field. He returned yesterday morning from the Ohio field, and he said the conditions there were sufficient to drive the oil men to despera tion. He continued: The drillers out there are glad to get $3 per dav. The producers are tied hand and foot, and many of them are fighting bard to get a living ont of their wells. The drillers In the Pennsvlvauia field have been setting $ and $5 a day, and the producers are shiftlns about so ns to live, but the Ohio people are really in n bad way and they do not attempt to conceal their talk about resorting to desperate andvlolant measures. I can assure you that I have in no way connected myself with the organization, but I have heard it talked of rather freely and nothing that misht occur out there would surprise me. P. M. Shannon, a director of the Pro ducer's Oil Company and a member of the Executive Committee of the Producers Protective Association, the anti-Standard association, said yesterday he had not heard anything of a secret organization similar to the famous K. 13 formed for the same purpose in 1880. He knew, he said, that the indi vidual oil producers were much distressed just now, and no move that they would make, he said, would surprise him. Mr. Shannon continued: Oil Producers Facing Starvation. I have heard many oil men talk violently, hut I have not beard them talk of organ izini. The fact is many of tbe oil producers are at that point now that they don't know Just where their next sack of flour is coming from, and I am not surprised at anything they may do. The Standard Oil Company Is largely responsible for this con dition, but the producers are by no means blameiess. They are like a flock of sheep one follows the other Into every new field and overproduction Is the natural result. The condition to-day is lanrely the same as it was in 1830. when the famous "K IS" was or ganized. Some time ago the Standard peo ple announced that the present condition In Ohio and Pennsylvania was due to Russian competition, and that a 100.000-barrol well had been struck In Southern Russia. We Inves tigated the Standard reports and we found that no large well had been struck in Russia. On tbe contrary we fonnd that six of the Iarsetoll wells In Ruslsawere producing but 42,000 barrels per day, which was the bulk of the output of that country. The total dally production of the Ohio field is about 36,000 barrels. It would be profitable to leflne the Pennsylvania and Ohio oil for the wax alone, while all that is gotten out of tne Russian oil Is the tar. Cer tificate oil in the Ohio field is worth about 13 cents, while the oil at the wells Is worth about 35 cents. The Pennsylvania oil cer tificates are worth tho ma as oil at the well, which to-day was Wi cents per barrel Working: the General Average. Dave Kirk, one of the largest Individual operators in the Pennsylvania field, said: I have not heard of any movement looklnir to the formation of an organization like "K IS." I knownowever, that there Is much discontent and dissatisfaction among the Pennsylvania and Ohio pro ducers over the conditions that exist and 1 would not be surprlsod to hear of violence toward the Standard's property. One thing, however, if the oil in stock is de stroyed, as is suggested by this mysterious organization you speak of, the Stand ard company will be compelled to hear the bulk of the burden, as they ? reduce the bulk of the oil out there. In ennsylyanla when a tank of oil owned by