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BeDjamin F. Butler's Busy
Life Closed.
The Lawyer, Statesman and
Politician Dead.
No Illness Preceded the Great Man's
Taking: Off.
Senator Keana Has Also Pasaed Away.
Governor Eagle of Arkansas Is
Dying—Blaine Takes a New
Hold an Life.
By the Associated Press.
Washington, Jan. 10.—Gen. Benja
min F. Butler, the lawyer, statesman,
politician and millionaire manufacturer,
died at his Washington residence, 220
New Jersey avenue, southeast, at 1:30
o'clock this (Wednesday) morning.
The general had been in this city much
of the time this winter, watching a case
in which be ia interested in the su
preme court. Every Monday he was a
familiar figure at the sessions of
that body, when decisions were
handed down. His age, . as
well as the general impairment of
his health, while listening to the oral
decisions, looking for his own, was a
matter of comment time and again.
Finally, a few weeks ago, the case waa
decided against him. Whether or not
the loss of this case, to which he had
paid such close attention, brought any
thing more than tbe casual defeat, will
never be known.
His death created immense surprise,
as it waß not even known he was ailing,
any more than any man who had lived
and labored bo long would. The an
nouncement of his death from failure of
the heart created intense astonishment,
and at this hour details are very meager.
Shortly after 1 o'clock this morning
the general wae attacked with a fit of
coughing, which awakened a man serv
ant who always occupied an adjoining
room. He at once hastened to the gen
eral's bedside and asked him what
was the matter. The general mean
while had gone to the bath room
adjoining, whither the valet hastened,
and offered assistance. The general
mentioned that his expectoration was
colored with blood. He did not appear
to think seriously of the matter, bow
ever, and after hie valet assisted him to
bed he said: "That's all, West, you
need not do anything more," and appa
rently went to sleep.
He lay on the bed but a few moments,
however, when his heavy breathing
again aroused alarm. Mr, Janier Dunn,
a nephew by marriage, who resided in
the same house, started out in search of
medical assistance. It was fully 16
minutes before he could secure aid,
and then when he returned with Dr.
Luce, ths assietant of Dr. Bayne, the
family physician, it was seen tbe ithe
general was already in extremis. The
doctor so informed Butler's two nieces,
Misa Stephens and Mrs. Dunn, who
were at his bedside, and death ensued
almost immediately.
Wonderful Vitality Displayed by tbe
Dying Statesman.
Washington, Jan. 10.—"Another as
tonishing and unexpected improvement
in the condition of Blame occurred in
tbe early hours this morning. At 1 a.
m. the physician announced that he
had been worse since 8 p. m. and at
that hour was still losing strength. The
family then gathered in a room adjoin
ing, fearing the worst, but the patient
lost no more strength, and at 2 a. m. he
was sleeping quietly with no indications
of immediate dissolution, and the family
retired. His rest was continued un
broken until daylight. At 3 o'clock Dr.
Johnston said Blame was likely to die at
any time, bat at 5 o'clock he said there
was no probability of his death for some
hours, at least. Half an hour later on
leaving the house be said there was no
immediate danger of death.
Dr. Johnston returned to the house at
10:30 and remained half an hour. On
leaving be said Blame was better than
during the night and that his condition
was as favorable as could be expected.
He continued to take nourishment.
Tbere is but little hope for the
anxiouß family in the statement that
Blame is better. He is kept alive, it is
stated, only by the best care and skill
on the part of the medical attendants.
As an intimate friend of the
family expresses it, "it is only
a question of how long the doctors can
ward off the end they know must come
before very long. Hitro-glycerine, which
the doctors are administering now, is
probably the most potent stimulant
known to tbe profession in such cases,
and its use shows that every other, re
source has failed."
At 10 p. m. the doctors gave out the
following bulletin: Blame passed a quiet
day without incident. He has shown
more strength than yesterday, and his
conversation and manner were unusual
ly bright and cheerful."
The doctors stated in addition that
they had left for tbe night and should
not return unless sent for.
Governor Eagle Dying.
Little Rock, Ark., Jan. 10.—Gover
nor Eagle is very low and there is little
prospect of his living many hours.
Senator Kenna Dead.
Washington, Jan. 10. —Senator Kenna
of West Virginia it dead. *
Falling Hair
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than a wig; besides, wearing yonr own
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A Bill to HlchJganlxe Minnesota.
St. Paul, Jan. 10. —A bill was intro
duced for tbe selection of presidential
electors by congressional districts, as in
Successful men secure fine tailoring
with pleasing fit from H. A. Oets, 112
West Third street.
A Tcrrlhlo Mine Disaster at King-, Col
t>nNTRR. 0010., Jan. 10.—An order
reached Denver late tonight for 27 cof
fins from Como, Colo., on the Denver
and South Park division of the Union
Pacific railroad. The Associated
Cress agent immediately secured
a wire to the latter place, and at 2 a. va.
has jußt succeeded in getting particulars
of one of tbe most serious mining acci
dents tbat ever occurred in the state.
The Union Pacific company owns and
operates coal mines at King, Colo., four
miles from Como, where it em
ploys 200 miners. Yesterday afternoon
a premature blast occurred in one of the
chambers, where 28 miners were at
work. A terrific explosion immediately
occurred, or, as the miners call it, a
"dust explosion." The shock killed
27 men, only one escaping, he be
ing near the entrance. The bodies
were not recovered until midnight, and
on account of their blackened condition
only 11 out of 27 were recognizable.
Half a dozen other miners are missing
and may be in the mines. Very little
damage was done to the mine, but it
will be kept closed until the state in
spector arrives tomorrow.
The Silver Question and Uoeur d'Alene
Troubles Broached.
Boise, Idaho, Jan. 10.—The silver
question and Coeur d'Alene riots of last
summer were both before the house to
day. A joint memorial to congress
praying for free coinage of silver was
under consideration. Mills of Bingham
iutroduced an amendment limiting the
request to free coinage of American
product. This precipitated a lively dis
cussion, after which the amendment
was defeated by a vote of 24 to 12. A
resolution was introduced providing for
the appointment of three representa
tives and two senators to investigate the
causes leading up to the Coeur d'Alene
troubles. After considerable discussion
the resolution was referred to the com
mittee on military affairs.
Snow and lee Block Traffic to a
Great Extent—A Sleighing Party
Badly Frozen In Penn
New York, Jan. 10.—This has been a
day of shivers find shakes, and the
pedestrian was so cold be could almost
hear his bones crack as he trod the snow
covered ground with the wind driving
tbe cold into his marrow. Snow and ice
almost blocked the work of the street
cleaning department. Starting today,
with the temperature 26 degrees above
zero at 6 a. m., the mercury descended
till 12 hours later it was 10 degrees
above, and at 10 o'clock it was 4 degrees,
with no indications of a break. If any
thing, the cold seems to be even more
intense this evening, when there was no
traffic to break the force of the wind and
when the well-heated manufactories,
which furnished warm spots during the
day, were idle. Snow has commenced
falling sgain.
Up in the state they are having even
colder weather. In the Mohawk valley
the thermometer registered zero at 0
o'clock this evening, and it was growing
still colder. In Buffalo tbe minimum
temperature this morning was 6 degrees
below zero. At Corning, 3 below to
From Dover, Del., comes the report of
a genuine western blizzard. High winds
banked'the Bnow so badly that travel is
almost at a otande till in the state. This
evening two passenger and two freight
trains were snowed in about one mile
sontb of here.
At Staunton, Va., the mercury regis
tered 2 degrees above zero.
The thermometer at Boston registers
4 degrees above.
At Pottsville, Pa., a regular blizzard
from the northwest was all day blowing
at the rate of 50 miles per hour.
The thermometer registers 6 degrees
below at Trenton, and Franklin colliery,
owned by the Beading company, has been
obliged to enepend operations because
of the extreme cold weather. Other
collieries, it is reported, will also sus
pend work temporarily.
The coldest place heard from is Lind
say, Ontario, with the temperature 25
degrees below zero.
Detroit, Mich., Jan. 10.—Not since
1889 baß Michigan experienced such
cold weather as prevailed throughout
the state last night and today. Tbe
thermometer ranged from 10 degrees be
low zero in the southern portion to 30
below in the northern peninsula. On
account of a heavy snow Btorm that pre
vailed prey ious to the drop in the tem
perature, the country roads are block
aded and trains are much impeded.
Fayette, lowa, Jan. 10.—The worst
storm for years has been raging since
Sunday night. The public roads are
blocked in every direction; all trains
are delayed.
St. Paul, Jan. 10.—The mercury con
tinued to drop rapidly during the night.
During the night it was 20 to 30 degrees
below zero in different parts of the city,
with an average of 25. In one place 30
below was reported. At 7 o'clocl this
morning it was 14 to 18 below.
Johnstown, Pa., Jan. 10 —A party of
40 ladies started from this place to
Ebenßbnrg today, riding in sleds. The
whole expedition got stalled in drifted
snow and were detailed some hours.
Several of the party were so badly
frost bitten that serious results are an
ticipated, and most of them had their
ears, hands or feet badly bitten. To
night the Ebensburg branch train is
snow-bound, and the passengers are
Buffering seriously with cold.
A Ban Diego Bank Decision.
San Dik»o, Jan. 10.—Judge Pierce
rendered an important judgment this
morning in the suit of tbe city against
the failed California Savings bank, over
ruling the demurrer and sustaining the
complaint. The effect, while finding
for the city, is also a victory for the de
positors, as the city can recover only its
pro rata of dividends as they come as
oash. The city will have a prior claim
to only $000 more than the depositors
can enjoy. The city's deposit was
The French Ministry Again
A New Cabinet Formed by M.
Perier President of the Chamber of
The Panama Trial Began—Charles de
lissseps Examined at Length.
The American Fond Was
12,000,000 Francs.
By the Associated Press.
Paris, Jan. 10.—The ministry re
signed thia morning owing to differ
ences in the cabinet over the arrest yes
terday of ex-Minister of Public Works
Baihut, and other matters. People
thronged the streets and the greatest ex
citement prevailed. The police are out
in force dispersing the crowds.
Although the resignation of the min
istry caused widespread excitement,
there was no attempt to create disorder.
The order prevailing throughout the
city iB due to the fact that the lawless
element well knows that any disturb
ance will be put down with a strong
hand by the military.
President Carnot charged Ribot with
the duty of forming a new cabinet.
The new cabinet organized by Ribot
is: Ribot, premier and minister of the
interior; Develle, foreign affairs;
Tirard, finance; Borgeois, justice; Lo
zillon, war; Burdeau, colonies and
marine; Dupuy, instruction; Vieer,
agriculture; Siegfried, commerce;
Viette, public works.
It is openly charged tbat Ribot and
Carnot are not in earnest in the Panama
prosecutions and have no intention of
bringing the bribe-takers to trial, and
tbat the prosecution of DeLeeseps, Fon
tane, Cottu and Eiffel will be
nothing more than a farce. It ia also
charged tbat efforts are being made to
postpone the exposure of certain guilty
parties until the law of proscription has
taken effect.
The recess of the chamber of deputies
ended today and the house resumed its
sittings. After the usual formalities of
the opening were complied with, Flo
quet was presented for re-election to the
presidency of the chamber. This
evoked somewhat unexpected and vehe
ment opposition, and Floquet withdrew
hie candidacy. The Republican group
then nominated M. Oasimir Perier, and
he waa elected by a majority of 155.
During the proceedings in the cham
ber, a group of 13 men, proclaiming
themselves Anarchists, gathered in
front of the building, and refusing to
move on when ordered by the police,
were arrested.
At 11 o'clock this evening it is learned
M. Burdeau haa refused the ministry of
marine, and the portfolio will probably
be offered to Admiral Gervaie,
Ferdinand de Lesseps One of the De
fendants—The Trial Begun.
Paris, Jan. 10;— Ferdinand de Les
seps, although absent on account of the
state of his health, was included today
as one of the detendants with Charles de
Lesseps,, Fontane, Cottu and Eiffel, ac
cused of complicity in the Panama canal
The trial opened in the first chamber
of the court of cessation, as the crurt of
appeals iB 'calleJ, Perivier presiding.
Ptocureur General Tanon is conducting
the prosecution. Advocate-General Pau
is assisting Tanon. Maitres Bafboux,
Waldeck, Rousseau and Dv Buit are
among the counsel for the accused.
Maitre Barboux is acting for both Fer
dinand and Charles de Lesseps.
Charles de Lesseps looked firm, and
cast his eyes around in a confident man
The name of Count Ferdinand de
Leeeeps was called with profound ei
lenee. After a short pause a physician's
certificate that the count waa physic
ally unable to be present waa sub
mitted to the court. The procurenr
general asked, nevertheless, that judg
ment by default be given, and the court
granted the motion.
The president first began the exam
ination of Charles de Lesseps. In reply
to the president's questions he eaid,
against his advice, his father had under
taken the construction of the Panama
The president reproached witness for
having misled the public by announcing
that Hersent and Gouvreanx had under
taken to construct the canal for 512,
--000,000 francs. To this De Lesseps re
plied tbat the arrangement with Hersent
and G'ouvreaux was not exactly a con
tract of that kind. It was rather Bought
to arrange the price per metre than to
fix the total of cubic metres to be ex
De Lesseps made a long statement, as
to the organization of the Panama com
pany. His father, be acknowledged,
had sold his founder's shares in the
canal, but not for the purpose of with
drawing his money from the enterprise.
In every case Count de Lesseps turned
such shares into money merely that he
might subscribe for a new issue. On
the whole Count de Lesseps invested
much more money in the enterprise
than be had withdrawn.
The prisoner was then questioned
closely as to the relations of the Amer
ican Panama committee to the company.
He said 12,000.000 francs were placed at
the disposal of the American committee
men and nsed by them for the best in
terests of tbe company. When asked if
thia sum was net large for the purpose
it was applied, he eaid: "Their assist
ance was valuable, and they.would have
arranged .'or the expenditure of a still
larger amount."
The prosecuting counsel asked several
questions intended to draw nut the ad
mißßions that the feasibility of the
canal plan was doubted by the directors
before the last loans were applied for
De Lesseps replied that M. Roupseau a
competent engineer who was examiner
of the works on the isthmus in 1886.
expressed the conviction that the canal
could be completed, provided certain
modifications of the original plan « ere
"Bat Boyer and Jacquet, both compe
tent engineers, declared that a canal
with locks would cost from 1,200.000 000
to 1,800,000,000 francs," interpolated the
presiding judge.
"Oui counseling committee of works,"
replied M. de Leeeeps, "gave an esti
mate of 600,000,000 francs for tbe com
pletion of the work, and these were con
sequently the only figures we could pub
lish. "
The court then adjourned.
After recess the presiding judge ques
tioned De Lesseps as to the bogus peti
tions presented to the chamber and the
enormous payments made by the com
pany to the syndicates which assisted
in floating the loans. De Lesseps an
swered :
"Much as I regretted it, hard neces
sity compelled us to resort to such
means to ensure the success of our
plans. Millions were given to Oben
doeffer, the banker, who received
2,000,000 francs for giving the company
the idea of the lottery loan in pay
ment for- hie suggestion of a sim
ple plan. It behooved us to
humor such a great banker and
I even had difficulty in limiting the
sum as narrowly as I did. Like all
great bankers Baron de Reinach was
keen after profit. He was exceptional,
however, in his willingness to risk his
capital for the purpose of realizing the
plan of the canal. He was the man
who formed the first Societe Civile with
his own capital, assisted by the name of
M. Bonaparte Wyse. When I gave
Baron de Reinach money I told him to
take out of it whatever remuneration he
This admission evoked loud murmurs
of surprise and disapproval, and the
presiding judge said: "You handed
him million?, with permission to put as
much as he wanted in his own pocket?"
"Exactly; he first demanded 15 000,
--000, then 12,000,000 franca. I refused
to grant Mb excessive demands and per
sisted in my refusal, deepite Mb re
peated threats."
baihut's bribe.
De Lesseps was asked to explain what
became of the 275,000 francs in bonds,
payable to bearer, which were not ac
counted for in the company's books.
He evaded the question by referring to
the bonds au porteur sb the company's
secret Bervice funds.
When presßed by counsel he referred
to the payment of some 600,000 francs to
Cornelias Herz, with whom the company
could not possibly afford to fall out.
After a third question as to the recipi
ent of the 275,000 francs, he said, after
a painful silence: "When the lottery
bill was laid on the table, Baihut asked
for 1,000,000 francs, to be paid him in
installments between the introduction
and the adoption of tbe bill. Of this
sum 275,000 francs was paid to Baihut.
Then tbe bill was withdiawu and noth
ing more wan paid him."
De Lessees paused a moment after
giving this damaging evidence against
the ex minister of public works. No
body spoke nor stirred. He looked fix
edly at the judges and added: "Only
when the'knife was put to mv thioat,
did I pay this money. I was like a man
giving up his watch to a highwayman."
At the end of his testimony, the
court adjourned and the prisoners were
removed to the conciergerie.
prosecutions to be stopped.
It is reported thiß evening that the
examining magistrate has decided, on
the ground of insufficient evidence, not
to prosecute Deputies Rouvier, Roache,
Arene, Proust and Duque de la Fancon
nerie and Senators (ievy, Thevenet,
Devee, Renault and Reral. The pro
ceedings against all except the Panama
directors Sans Le Roy and Baihut, it is
expected, will be stopped.
In the Benate today. Chairman Thery
made a violent attack upon the religious
policy of the government. His epeech
aroused vigorous protests from the gov
ernment supporters. M. Leroyer was
re-elected president of the senate.
A Report That He Is to Meet Friend* in
Sacramento Tedar, and That Hn
Will Soon Return to
l.oa Angelas.
Sacramento, Jan. 10.—A person who
claims to know whereof he speaks says
that H. Jay Hanchette, tho former
secretary of the Los Angeles chamber of
commerce, who disappeared from Chi
cago two years ago in a mysterious
manner, will be in this city
tomorrow to confer with friends
about his affairs. It is said Hanchelte
has been up north for the past year, but
has maintained his disguise, and that it
1b his intention to shortly return to Los
Angeles, where his family is.
The BrtjcKS Case.
New York, Jan. 10.—The committee
of prosecution in the Briggs case has de
cided to appeal the case directly to the
general assembly. The board of di
rectors,of the Union theological sem
inary filled three vacancies in the hoard
today. The new directors are all in line
with Briggs.
Profetnur Moses Defeated.
San Francisco, Jan. 10.—At a meet
ing of the regents of the University of
California today. Bernard Moses was
defeated for president, the vote standing
7 ayes to 11 nays. No farther action
was taken.
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