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(the ^Mna ^ttfeUicrmrrr. ESTABLISHED AUGUST 24. 1852 11 ll i i i 17 V' B'1A" SAfCUDAY.^DECEMBEB 29. 18m. v0LlME xmi-^ginitt* MY WILLIAMS. '! i TH? ImpaotorSays Everybody But Hiraeolf is a Liar. < COMSIOCK IS REFUSED A HEARING j j Becauee It is Without the Province j of tbe Lexow Inquiry. I SOME INTERESTING TESTIMONY, j Paring Which Prosecutor Goff Probe* j William* as to the Charge* Against I Him For Itocelvlnjt Bribes?Ho ' Kvnsivo Answers?"Houesi" , John Martin Denies All tlia Accusa* 1 (ions Msde Against Him?A Young 1 Hebrew's Charge Against Inspector < Williams. | >"?w York, Dec. 28.?There eeemod to ' be a lull to-day in the interest mani- 1 felted by the public during the previous , sittings ol the Lexotv committee, but j before 51r. Gofl had got well under 1 headway the court room rapidly filled, .' and tbere waa the uiua! throng of spectator!. ( Impector Williams again faced Mr. ' Golf and resumed his bard, dry denials ol haviug ever received any mouey or | bribes of any description. ' He got very angry when questioned about his idfa's diamonds, particularly J ' 1 ?- wkUI. ' the diamond cross, iu rouaru ?.? Mr. Goff aske-1 if it came from the i women ol ill-reputo. \ "I never saw such a thing and I brand f tbe statement a* a lie," he .shouted. j Commissioner Martin was the witness a who excited the mo?t interest. \ Anthony Coinstoclc appeared with a I demand to be heard in regard to Mr. t God's charge against him, but he was refuted. t Mr. Goff then said: "Through the i kindness of the Associated Press I have a beensnppiied with a cony of an inter- t view with .Mr. Comatocit last night, and I will now say that I declino to say anything or have any communication with Mr. Comstocic until he puts in writing all ho knows and all he ia pre- ' pared to aav in roferonce to a certain 8 case in which he says 1 was prosecutor while holding the position of assistant district attorney. 1 "Tlie chair is still open for any per- -1 son who wishes vindication, and as this ( committee will have to adjourn very < oon I feel certain that there will be a 1 wmnhAp nf <>laiinnntH for vindication | after the session haa ended." j WILLIAMS AGAIN*. Inspector Williams was' then called y to the etand. Mr. Gofl asked Williams ii he evor 1 had any United States bonds, and the witness said he never had. Several questions as to the witness' property lollowed and also a few queries about \ "Williams' yacht Eleanor. Then Mr. Goff began askinii about what money Williams received as 1 gratuities while in command of the ten- ; derloin precinct. "Not a penny," was the reply. 1 "Did you get any money?" "Yos, ( bnt not in the tenderloin, as you call it. ' I got money down town." 1 "From whom?" "From the firm of 1 Fliess 6c Hoy, 47 Broadway." "How much did you net?" "About 1 $5,0U0 or $G,OO0. Mr. Fliess said he was dealing in stocks. I gave him no tuonov, but he said he was willing to ( take the risk. I did not know anything about the business." | "l'his Mr. Fliess is connected with ' tho Hollywood Whisky Company, in 5 which you are accused of havinz an interest?" "Yes, I beliove so, hut ne had no position in th? company at that ' time. Ho told mo his brother was con- J ?>?/? ?,> tvWh nr>,IV " "Don't you think this tvaBa very extra* 1 ordinary proDOsal for a man to make to 1 you to buy storks without your putting ] ud any money?" "I don't know," was 1 the evasive reply. "Where did you see Mr. Flieaa?" I 1 frequently met htm in tho Gilsey 1 Homo. I used to go in thero every night." "Did you ever send for an envelope containing valuable property and have ' it taken from Wardmau Dunlap's room ' when ho was dying?" "No. uir." Tho witness thou Raid ho had nn ac- 1 count in the Bowory Saving Bank of lpB8 than $3,000, one in tho Seamen's of lees than $1,000 and on^ in tho Dry Dock of leaa than ?2,090. Ho did not havo any other accounts, but his wifo , might have. He did not know bis wilo'ti business. He knew that his wife got 55,00(1 from Peterhead, Scotland. 'Did your wife wear a diamond ! cross?" "I never knew her to wear 1 one." 1 "Was it not takon from a notorious woman?" "I deny it and brand it as an infamous lie." shouted the witness rass innately. "I never knew tho French madame. Sne was not French, i?uo waa ? uorman, was me noxi repiy to Mr. Gott'a proboa. A PHB8HNTATI0N. "Did you ever get a presentation in Lyric liall?" "Yea, au abluin." 'WUnt was it worth'."' "$2,500. It waa nroKQUted to me by Jerome Buck, fcevera! persona subscribed to the fund - W..~ . I... -1L..? n? uuy mu uiu 11 ill| HUJOUIl U'um nuru *?v??rnl judges of the criminal courts here after I wu* exonoratod on a trial." "L>id you not cut pigeons at Delmonico'H?" asked Uoll. "Ah, you'ro romancing," exclaimed William3. "Do you know what a pigoon is?" ' Voi, a bird." "A bird that jlies from Delmoiiico'a with an envelope, containing a $5 bill , to the station houso." "I know nothing | about it." "Did you not collect $5 from Charlie Delmonico every night and did not a poaceman nay that was out??do your perquisite?" "I never heard anything bout it." "Did not CowroUaioner Voorhis givo ai hii rsaion for promoting you that it , was nec??8ary to pet yon out of ih* Tendorloin, your conduct was ko bad?" "I , don't know." DtJUKt IT. Mr. Gofi called up a young man and Mke4 the inspector whether ho recognized him. "I may havo soon him be- , Jor?. but Icin't locato him." "But you watched him this morning ? in tlio court room'/" "I did not. lam not watching to-day." "Well, Uo is a respectable young man named Knen/elJ, and he went to your office to make a complaint against one ?f your subordinates." "He may have Jone eo, but I don't remember." "Didn't you atk liim it he had any money to settle the matter, and say to liim when he stated that he had no money and would not give it up il be Had, 'Uo to hell, you aheoney. I am tired of yon Christ killers. You people kilted Christ, and you are not wanted here' ?" "1 brand "that as a lie." Mr. Uoff then read a list of brothel keepers in certain streets of the tenderloin which were reported bv Inspector Williams u existing in the precinct and isicou whether he closed thera. Inspector Williams said tie closed some of tliem. He was always closing disorderly liouses while in the precinct. "Sow, tell us how much money vou ;otencb month while acting as captain jf the tonderloin." "I never collected inytbing." "Yon navo got rich on the proceeds jf police corruption?" "If 1 were a rich man I would not ho hero now answering your questions." "Jiid you say to a policeman that you were not such a chump us toinvestyour money in brown stone houses, where it nras bound to come out sometime, but that you had your money invested in ;ood American bonds?" "l'ha persod who says that is a liar; and you are a iar if you say so, too," exclaimed SVillams angrily. Air. Golf objected to this lauguage and 3hairman Laxow tried to calm the witless. Then .Mr. Goff turn^l to Captain ichmittberger'a evidence. "Schmittjerijer was your contldential man?" 'He <vas not: 1 bad no confidential mail." Williams uenounced SscUmittberger'a cstimony against him aa false and said ichmittberger was a liar. "Did you not christen the precinct 10w known aa the 'tenderloin' by that veil known name which has made it amous?" "Well, in speaking to a relorter, I said I had been livingon ruinp iteak in the Fourth district and that I van going to have some of the tenderoin, us there were better saloons, ho* oIh aud restaurants there.'' "When you said that you preferred he tenderloin to the rump, am I cored in spelling the word steak i-t-a-k-e?" "No, you're off?" [Laugher.] says all are mails. "In the face of the mountain oI ovilence against you which accuses you of isinfr a corrupt man, then everyone who o testified dill so falsely"Ves, sir." "That will do," said Mr. Gofl. Mr. Lexow inked the witness how it vat, ia the face of all tue publicity that here were such evils in existence, that :apable inspectors, captain* and other >tUcera could close tUeir eyes on these ibuset. "they don't close their eyes, Mr. Lexow," said Williams, "they are makn? arrests all the time." "Well, why did they not arrest the vardmen who were collecting brlbei?" Probably they did not know such a hing was going on," replied Williams. tVilliarna was then excused. DAMAGING TESTIMONY. iloritz Rosenfeld was then called to .he stand, lie tleclinedMogive hit adlross, saying he feared ill troatment at he hands of the police. He described i visit to Inspector Williams. -Said ho, 'I was outside mv boarding house with i friend of mine who tried to open the loor. It was U o'clock in the morning. A. policeman came and told my commnion to move on. When he tried to ?xplain the officer struck him witn his :lub. When I went to complain I said :o Inspector Williams?" "But Williams BRys he doesn't know irou," interposed Mr. Gofl. "lie is a liar," replied Kosenfield. lU? ? W .??>?<*? (lirnw inn nnt nf tltA itatioa and said: 'You d?d sheenies tilled Cbriit for thirty pieces of silver, \nd I shall have nothing to do with you.'" Dolancy took the stand after Mr. Goff liad called Captain aud Mrs. Marten* md Captain Meakim without remit, l'ho captain trot sadly mixed up in hi9 inawora to Mr. GofT's questions. He jot hurt about ten years ago while arresting one of Billy McGlory'i barunders at the Bowery and Hester street, ind aithsugh Ive was shot in the eye, he tired at tho man who was escaping in i carriage and shot him dead. The captain made auch a silly exhibition of himself that ilr. Got] fluid: "I ltu sorry, captain, that your wife is . Jead. I'have always heard yon spoken as a bravo officer, and I don't think I'oti have fully recuvered from your injury. You're excused." Captain Delaney lost no time in gotting out of court. MARTIS EXAMINED. Commisaionor James J. Martin was then called to the stand. "Mr. Martin, it has beeu said that the liquor dealers have ceased to pay any motley to the police. Ia that so?" Mr. lioll asked. "I don't know anything about it?" "Comraissibner Sheehan said that the liquor dealer? I.?ve been paying black mail and that they wore notified not to pay any more?" "I never knew of such 11 notice to them." Did the commissioner* not try to Qnd out whether those mon were payins blackmail ?" " \\ o had no facilities to do so except through the .superintendent. aud I spoke to tho proient suporintondont and his predoceasor of the rumors of monoy being collected from tho liquor donlori. 1 did not fool justified in asking detectives to look the matter up as 1 did not tnink I could eel proper information. I never held a conference with representative* of tho li.jiior rioalors. l inot mnuiBKy, Hoiland and tieery individually, but did not hnve any conversation on tho aubjoct you speak off." "Woro tlio police captains changed to lUlorout precincts on account ol tlioir receiving blackmail?" "Nosir. Woalao Jouundud on Superintendent Hyrnoa to leo that tbo captains did their duty and wu believed him to be a oapablo and efficient officer." Ho acknowledged that requests for transfers of captains were made by friends of the captains and politicians, but ho did not think transfers thin made had any detrimental otlect on tho iJepartment. Jfo denied that any friction had occurrod betweon .Superintendent Byrne* and himself. In reply to further questions as to payment of money, CoramiHsioner Martin fwid: "I have heard of money being; paid for promotions in the police de* partrnent and also of money paid for uppointmentt on the force, I never sou Id trot any substantial information an the subject. Any man whom I recommended never paid any money aa 1 would not be a party to auch a thing. If I knew a man paid money he could not get on the force or remain on it" Mr. Goff then reAd a long liat of written recommendations from furious persona in office, ranging from governor down, 011 the police force of their friends. As to the appointing of police captains the said that all men being equal in their examinationi lie toolc there' commendations of hi? political friend* and this gavo ihem preference. "Have you brought your bank books with you, commissioner?" "Yes, sir," and the witoets produced two books and several check books, which he handed to Mr. Gofl. He then made tan statement about his posseslioDi: "I have at present $3,100 in the Union'lruat Company and $888 in the Empire State Bank. I hold no mortgages or certificate! of deposit in my own or any other person's name. 1 bought tho homo in Wait Sixty-fourth atreet in 1887 for $10,000, where my sifter and family live, and in 1892 1 bought another house for $25,000. I paid $15.000 and there ii itill a mortgage on it for $10,000. i'hia is all I am worth in the world. X was appointed police commisiioaer in May, 1889, and out of my yearlv aalary of $5,000 I have laved $2,006 annually." Mr. Martin wa? then requested to be prepared to come before the committee to-morrow, and he replied: "At any time the committee desires I will be at their service." Mr. Martin then left the stand and an adjournment wa9 taken until to-morrow morning. DlNASlJCOL-i rillK On ilia British ?t*attMliip Masonic?At LenitTttu LWii Lout. Galveston, Tex., Dec. 23.?The firo cd board the British steamship Masonic proved to be more disastrous than was at first expected. One life has been lost and two more are despaired of, and the whole cargo of cotton is a total loss. The full extent of the damage to the vessel cannot be ascertained. Jolm Dixon, clork (or the scrcwinen loading the vessel, was suffocated while sleeping in the cabin. Two of the vessel's crew were overcome by the flames of the burning cotton, aud are now iu a critical condition. The vessel was beached this afternoon for the purpose of more successfully combating the fire. The fire is now well under control and the vessel will be saved. The Masonic was commanded by Captain Dixon, and wa^ consigned to luoinna 11. jwuuudv iv uuui|inuy, au\i, according to the cotton exchange reports, aha had on board at the time of the fire 4,651 bales, bat it is understood that she had on some (5,000 or 7,000 bales, all of which is more or less damaged and a largo portion totally destroyed; fully covered by insurance. FRIENDLY HE NATION'S With Aaitrlrt?Tho Retnlintiou Story Probably Not True. Washington, D. C., Dec. 28.?Mr. Voa Henglemuller. the new Austrian minister, who has just arrived from Vienna, wa* seen to-day by a representative of the Associated Press concerning tho reports that Austria would follow the course of Germany, first in protesting against the American tariff on sugars, and then in retaliating against the product! of this country. The minister gave the first interview held with him in this country. 'The Austrian government has not up to the present timo," said Mr. Von Henglemuller, "taken any steps on the American tariff. The relations with the United States have always been most cordial and I have no doubt they will remain so by a satisfactory arrangement of the sugar duties." TUki ISiOOMK TAX. ComuilMioiier Miller Make* Auntmr to John G. Moore iu the Teat Cane. Washington, Dec. l'8.?Assistant Attorney General Wliitnoy has filed in the district supreme court a demurrer to the complaint of John G. Moore against Commissioner Miller, of the in* ternal revenue bureau, in which he asks for an injunction restraining the latter from collecting the income tax authorized by the new tariff. The demurrer is very brief and general in its terms, sotting forth that the complainant has not made such a case as ontitles him in a court of equity to the reliof sought. At the roquest of Mr. Whitney the case ii let for hearing January 8. BRIEFS FROM THE WIRES. The treaiurv cash yosterday was $152,408,561, of which $88,599,038 is gold. Matthew Palmer, of Millinglon, Mich,, cut his wifo'i throat and then cut his own. Both are dead. Official advices from Hawaii confirm the press ronorts that the political situation ia quiet there. Peter Murdock, a raotorman on a Now Orloans streot car line, shot his wife and then blow out his own brains with a revolver. The liank of South Superior, at West Superior, Wis., closod its doors yesterday. Thev will roopen whon the bank's taugiea auairaara airtuRiuouuu out. Honry A. Leendon, a nolo J Maryland and Pennsylvania horae thief, died in prison yeiterday. II? left a will bequeathing his savings tola minister. William I. Hopkins, a widely known traveling salesman and secretary of the Jlrighton-Hopkins lint Manufacturing Company, at Baltimore, diod last night Wilhelm A. Lipport. wnnt?d in Cape Colony for extonsive forgeries committed thero in 188!) and 1890, has acknowledged his identity and expressed a willingness to roturn to the cape and stand trial. The Farmer*' Loan and Trust Company, of New York, announces that on becetnher 31 it will be ready to issue its receipts for Virginia preferred certificates issued under tho acts of 1870, 1882 and 18U2. Two Sticks, the Indian sentenced to death for a leading part in the murder of four cowboys, February 2, 1893, was hanged at Dealwood, K. U., by United State* Marshal Feemiller in the presence of fifty people. The crusade tor cheap bread at Cincinnati has resulted in tweniy-tlve bnkerit roducing tho price from Ave to throo cants per loaf, bomo reduced to four cents and but few now aro ablo to maiutain the flvo cent rnto. BURNS ROASTED. CoL Rand Criticises the Assumption of Ea?U?h Critics 01 AMERICAN METHODS AND MANNERS An CpUode ol the Conference of Mine Operator* ami Miners in the Pittsburgh Uistrict?The Colonel Indulges In Some Plain Talk* But Oat of Courtesy John Burns, the English Labor Loader, Is Seated. So Agreement on the Scalo is Keaohod. Pittsburgh, Pa., Dec, 28.?l'ho joint convention of miners and operators is in session ho re. The attendance of operators is small, among those present being Colonel W. P. Rend, of Chicago; John Burns, the English labor leader was also present at the morning session, but Colonel Rend made a speech a/ainat Burns' presence and denouncing his ! criticisms of America. Colonel Rend in objecting to Commoner John Burns being granted a seat in the convention said: ".Mr. Burns is a stranger in America, it is therefore befitting that he shall observe the decencies and proprieties of the position that he occupies. These proprieties he is constantly violating by his malignant attacks upon our institutions. I would advise that Mr. liurns return to the country from which he came to criticise tho customs, manners j and institutions of his own land, which he will fiiH inColtuh* n*re deserving of his crlticisui .nu HOU?e than anything I he can find here. 1 "I know it is the custom for 'blarsted Britishers'to indulge in improprieties, similar to those against which 1 protest in the case of Mr. Burns. It is aboat 1 time for American manhood to resent the offensive conduct of those men. I l nave no objection whatever to listening to tho views of Mr. Burns upon labor I matters or sociology. My protest ia simply directed against a glaring abuse that has become in this country Into!- 1 A?nkln Whan Xfr &tnnrl nnmo to Chi> cago ho was taken by tho hand by many of our leading citizens, lie, alao, abased the hospitality of our city and the proprieties of good breeding by indulging 1 in criticiam of American manners, in which he mingled, much of flattery, bnt ' more of hostile criticism. At that time I predicted that he would roturn to England and imitate tho example of other foreign adventurer! by writing slanderous books about our country. It is time to stop lionizing characters of this kind." As Colonel Rend resumod his seat there was an unbroken silence. Mr. Burns, who stood listening all the time, movod just a little from a studied position he had assumed at the beginning. i Chairman Chaoman, just a trifle confused, arose, and, in studied words put tho motion to seAt Mr. Burns. It was carried, there being but one dissenting vote; Colonel Rend had voted "no." Not havfng a voice in the convention Air. Burns had to remain silent. Addresses on the mining situation were made by President McBride, of the miners union and .Colonel Rend. The situation was 1-1 A -..A Until morouKiiiy uuuviisao-j uuu uutu u against a atriko if it could be avoided. At the opening of the afternoon session Colonel Rend, as chairman of u committee, reported a resolution for the appointment of a commission of three miners, three operator! and three disinterested citizens to formulate some plan to stop the cut-throat methods. MASSUJ-jON MINUltS REFUSE To Abide by the Decision of tlio Arbltrn* 1 tors?Operator* Greatly Diftfippoiated. Masiillok, 0., Dec. 28.?The Maspil- \ Ion minora at thoir meeting to-day re- i fused to abide by the decision of the board of arbitration, fixing the rate for * mining at GO cents per ton. Kesolu- , tlona were adopted denouncing the set- < tlementasan outrage upon the miners ' and favoring a joint meetingof operators 1 and minora at an early date, the ininea i to remain closed until after such a meet- < iug is held, A committee consisting of fivo minora waa appointed with Secretary McBryde, < of the National Mine Worker*, and I President Henry Mullens to confer with I the operators. The operators were greatly disappointed at the outcome of the meeting. They auy, however, that they will not pay more than sixty cents. District President Mullens predicts that 1 the oporutora will yield, and that the [ miners will resume work inside o! a ( week. t X LAND OP PUOMISE 1 a Is the South, According to General Master j Workniin Sovereign. s Baltimore Mn., Doc. 28.?Mr. J. R. f Sovereign, master workman of the ( Knit*hta of Labor, hat made a careful " study of tho advantages of the south for the laboring man and the man of limited means, and in a letter to tho Southern States Magazine writes: "i am more favorably improased with * the south than any other portion ot onr c country, not alone as the most promis* 0 ing place for tho location of co-oporntivo 8 colonies, but for the establishment of j individual enterprises of all kind#. Tho 5 cliinato and natural resources are such as 1 to expressly invito men;of limited means. ?' The south is tho coining Eden of America, and tb<* vast tracts of its fertilo soil now open to sotiloment on torras within tho oasy reach of all who desire to \ avail thomsolvos of tho opportunities c ottered makes it tho one place above all j' others, in my opinion, whore people j soeking homes and investments f should u'o. "The last foderal cousin shows that r of tho 12,Oi)i,OJO increuie in population r during the decade from 1SS0 to 1800, nino million or three-fourths of it was in the citiew, and itisgonorally admitted that our large nothern cities are fast be- fl coming over-crowded. It, therefore, deems to me that owiiiL' to the groat in- J duceinont now oliered by the south, the over-crowded urban population of the north should avail itself of the privilege and go south where human life, coupled s with a little northern enterprise, cRn bo sustained better with lea* capital and le?a effort than any other place on tho globe." B Mora Wngn llftilnotlons. -j PiTTSBUKGir, Doc. 27.-?The scale for v tho onsuin$j year hss boon proseutod to a tho workiiiKinou at tho upper and lower v Union mills of the Carnegie Steel Company in this city. The scale involve! a general redaction in skilled labor. In some instances the docreaie of wages will amount to 50 oer cent. Tonnage inon have been reduced 5 to 10 cents per ton. Some of the workmen claim that the cut will equal 50 per cent or S2 per day. The capacity of the two mills avorage twenty to sixty torn per day. Will lie Itedured. Chicaoo, Dec. 2S.?The 3,500 employes in the packing house of Armour & Co. were informed to-day that hereafter eight hours will constitute a day's work. The plant has been running ten hours up to thi* time. The reason given for the reduction in working hours is that it is necessary to redace er penses, and that the strong competition between the packers ha* greatly re* duced the profits to be obtained from the business. WILL BE OFF TWO WEEKS. An Accident at the Wheeling Stocl Works Yesterday. The cylinder on the ingot extractor at the plant of the Wheeling steel works in Ben wood broke yesterday morning at 8 o'clock and causes the idleness of the entire plant until a now cvlindor can bo brought from Pittsburgh?about two weeks. About 300 men are thrown out of employment. SAVED BY HIS WIFE. Santa Rota County Treasurer Left to Die By Hobb^m? How lie Escaped. Santa Kosa, Cala., Dec. 28.?Santa Rosa had the biggest sensation in iti history to-day. The cou nty treasury j was robbed of nearly $8,000 and County rrc~?urer Stofea was left insensible in the vault to sutler death by the robbers, who locked the door to the vault on him. The robbory occurred about 9 o'clock this morning, but was not discovered . til ?Knn? f, ?'nlm>Ir thli eftarnnnn. A 11 this timn County Treasurer Stofen lay on the floor of the vault gaaping for brontli, foarin<; every moment, during conscious intervals, would be hia last. Mad it not been for the timely arrival of l>ia wife, the only person in town who knew the combination, he would have boon dead. She had been at Cloverdale. When Mrs. Stoffen arrived at the office she found trie door locked, but with the aid of the janitor she opened the door. Betwoen the front part of Lhe office and the treasurer's office is a wickot gato. This also wai locked. On ono desk was her husband's coat and hat. On the floor in confusion were many letters. About that time a faint knocking was heard from inside the vault. Mrs. Stofen cried out that her husband was in the vault and that she could save him if she could remember the combination. The first time she tried she failed owing to her great excitement. Next time, realizing that her husband's Jife depended upon her coolness, she wan more successful, and the big iron doors of the vault slowly swung open. Treasurer Stofen was found on the floor of the vault unconscious. IRKLiANI) l>BMKS IT. He Never Authorized tli? Story About the Church mid Secret Socletlea. St. Paiw., Minn., Dec. 28.?Archbishop Ireland was seen to-day regarding the interview "with a high church dignitary" from Minneapolis and denonnced it as a hoax and false in all iti implications. He told the Associated Press reporter that he had not eeon the report until late to-day, but added: "It is an outrageous falsehood that anyone near me, or in any way connected with me, or that any high* dignitary of the church aver made any such statement inch as appeared in the so-called explanation of the recent letters on the matter sf the position of the cbnrch an secret societies. I would . like to denv the whole matter in the itronsrest words possible. I wish to ieny all connection with the matter &nd I am supriaed that any one conld tave used words which would seem to mply that it came from mo or from any >ne in the church in St. Paul. The laaortions made are absolutely false." The archbishop waa very indignant, ind evidently felt deeply outraged that le should be placed in such a false light jefore the people of tho country as antagonizing tho orders of the church. Cntholio Churoli und Public School*. Chillicothk, Mo., Dec. 28.?Bishop IV. J. Dalton, of Kansas City, lectured >eforo tho Teachers' Association to-day >n "Tho relation of the Catholic church o tho public schools." He denied the toman church was opposed to public ichools; or wished to be relieved of the niblic school tax; nor did they wish to tppropriate any of the school fnnds for mrochial schools. He said while his hurch did not patronize tho public chools it would not detract from their jsefulness. _ ' Th? Diilton C'raa Again. Perky, 0. T., Dec. 23.?Tho court louse of I'ayne coanty, at Stillwater, riw burnncl last night with all the ounty records. It is believed that the ild Dalton cane burned tho homo to ave Arkansas Tom, a member of the ang, who is under indictmoni in *ayno county, uriminni recoruii uonrnit on loin's caso were destroyod. The oas is $20,000, with no insurance. Coffnnllj Mimlfr. pKTeusnuita, Va., Dec. 28.?Henry Villiatns, white, a farmer of Surrey aunty. wa* aliot and instantly killed at i'm homo by i\ negro named Robert Valoy. Mr. Williams w?8 eiitortaininc rienda when tlio negro knocked at hit loor. When Williams mado his apmaranco Fraley shot him down. The icgro eacapod. _ ltutliT Cold* South Enid, 0. T., Dec. 28.?A anow torui accompanied by terrific wind beran yesterdny. This morning the thernometer regiitered 10 donees balow ero. There is great Muttering among nttler*, at many of them were without helter and clotliinif. Loss of homes , nd cattle will be considerable. Til* Snoir lit Clinrl?*ton. Charleston*, W. Va., Dcc. 2S.?After nowing tlireo dayi, it is clear to-night. , on inches of snow fell in the Kana* rha Valhv. The thermometer is four bove zero at 10 o'clock to-night and I nil roach zero boforo morning. J MADGE POLLARD Makes a Pathetic Statement of H?r Position To-day, AND DENIES PUBLISHED STORIES That She U Going on tho 8t?f? to Fo\lovr Breckiiiridt* Around on 11U Lecture Toar to Attach tho Receipt* ol the Box Office?Living a Qtslet Life and Avoiding Pahllnlrv TWlrtir fo Mnkfl Amend* Far Her Past Lilo. New York, Dec. 28.?Statoraenta hare been made that Mis* Madeline Pollard intended to go upon the stage and thai in person, or by an attorney, she purposed following Congressman Breckinridge about the country to levy upon the proceeds of hit lecture tour juit begun. Prompted by this and other statements, Miss Pollard has requested the Associated I'reta to give publicity to tho following: "2v> the AuociaUd Prttt: "l have not wanted to make a state* ment of anv kind. I could not see that what I did Jwas of interest to people generally. So I have tried to bear all t hat has boon said of me as part of the punishment for my failure as a woman. "Within the last few days the impression has gone abroad that I am under an aaauined name, that 1 am inenuiesa ana not sufficiently provided for, and that X am in Washington to-day. If ever a woman bad friends ureal and tree?men aud women?it ia 1. 1 Wilt not believe that men refute to give my brother employment because of my broken lift. Nearly half of America has wan tod employment this year. "1 am not going beforo the world in any caDucity. 1 have no menuage to carry. I have asked a question with my life; it cannot bo answered in a day. "1 have no theatrical frienda. I have ! novcr boon situated so I could have. 'iheir world is far removod from mine. 1 live quietly in a private house with my brother and southern friends. I do not believe there is a man or woman on earth who thinks there is money compensation for sorrow. I am sorry, if, ^ for any reason whatsoever, 1 am accused of realizing so little the enormous sorrow that overshadows my life. | "I am not under an assumed name. 1 I have not been any place where 1 was | not well known. I do uot .mean to be | while I live. I have stained my dear ! father's spotless name, and, with the i Christ power, I shall fight from under XT ...... T>,v. ?l me Btain. .UAu&Lin& lUbMnv, THE PEOPLE'S PARTY. The National Popuiiat* In Conference In St. Louia. St. Louis Dec. 28.?The conference of the national committee of the People's Party with iti invited friend*, benan toI day at the Liniell Hotel in this city, with an attendance of something orer two hundred. The meeting was called to order by Nuthional Chairman Teabeneck and immediatly proceeded to discuss the advisability ot holding sessions in secret. The debate developed something of a tangle, out of which the gathering pulled itsolf, after nearly two hours' discussion, by resolving itself into on informal conference, with Teubeneck in the chair, the national committon nrnnpr heinir declared adjourned until 2 p. m. Secretary Turner, of the national committee, was made secretary of the conference. Chairman Taubeneck then stated the purpose of the conference as indicated in the call. Upon motion of Mr. Weaver the chair was directed, after some aimless debate, to appoint a com* mittee of five upon credentials, and another of ten members upou address, the latter to prepare a summary of the advices of the conference. At the afternoon session the national oxecutive committee presented a resolution, adopted by it, to the effect that it deemed it inexpedient for the conference to adopt an address direct to the poople, but that the proper procedure would be for the conference to present its views to the national central committee, they to prosont them in such form as soemed best to them to the public, also that National Chairman Taubeneck had better not remain in the chair. A report upon rulei and order of business was presented, providing a regular form for procedure in consonance with the resolution of the executive committoo. Alter aome debate both wore accepted, and the conference procooded to elect Gon. J. B. Weaver temporary presiding officer of tho conference, with W. D. Vincent, of Kansas, and Milton Park, of Texas, as secretary and assistant secretary. Illinois spokesman, Mr. Lord, of Chicniro. in addition to an insistence upon tho principles ol the Omaha platform presented resolutions adopted by tho Populist city central committee of Chicago, denouncing the recent imprisonment of E. V. Hobs and others in Chicago a-t an invasion of the right of trial by jury; also a aorios of resolutions prepared by Hon. Lyman Trumbull, of Chicago, denouncing the use of regular troops in tho Chicago labor disturbances Ian summer ua a military invasion: denouncing tho issue of interostbearing bond# in time of peace; demanding the frco coinage of silver at tho ratio of 10 to 1, and insisting that monopolioa bonring upon public rights should b? owned and operated by the government. Vt?Rt*r Ont* n loD. Chicago, Doc. 2S.?Fred Ffeffer, tho bincklisied eocond baiutunn, to-day recoivod nn oflor to coach the baae boll tenm of Princeton collejre. Ho will leave for New Joney early in March. ?t?nm?lilp Arrlvala. Glawrow?Hibernian. from Boston. Rotterdam Ainsi?rdara. from New York. liremerbnrun-Elba, irom New York. W?nth*r' Forocnii for To-tlny. For Weal Virginia, fair; warmer; variable winds, t>*cominjriioutb\rc<ierly. For Western PennnylTanla, fair, cxeept heal *nnw? noar tb* Uka?: warmer; southerly vrlnd*. l'or Ohio, fair, except lowii mow* noar tbe lake; wnrraer; aouthwi^ierly wind* IHETCMrmATUKK ywieiuhy. furnUbcd by C. Bcitnarr. dru?l?t, corner Market and Fourteenth itreef. 7?. m *11.1 p. m I* 9 a. m % 7 p. m 10 ^ 12 a. m 10J Weather-Fair. Below zero. j