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(Ugr. SatolU Elevated with Great :
Pomp and Ceremony.
And One ol the Notable Events III '
Catholic History.
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The Magnificent Procewton Preceding the
Ceremony of Conferring tho Rerettaou
(It* .V(H' Cardinal?TIjp Impreuivt A
ftlrWilaeucd byTUonumdiof People.
The Rcatittfal Decorations In the Cath?drnl?Grand
Magic by Orchntraa and
Choir* Darin# the Service.
' BALTIMORE, lid., Jan. 5,-Tho second
step In the elabor&to ceremony of
the elevation of Francis SatolU, Archbishop
of Lcpanto, apostolic delegate to
tho Uirifed States, to the rank of cardinal,
prince of the church, took placc
in the venerable cathedral here to-day.
The ceremony consisted of conferring
the beretta, which la the cap worn by
priests on ordinary occasions and differing
only in the case of cardinals in
that it la red. The preceding steps
have been the conferring of the xaohette,
or red skull cap, and tho administering
of the oath. The remaining
rtep is the conferring of the red hat.
which must be done In Rome, by tho
Ipopo himself, within six monins trmn *
November SO, the day upon which Satolll's
appointment wan made. The
old ediflco in which the ceremony took
place and In which the first American
bishop was ordained and the first
American priest ordained, and which la
presided over by the only Americanborn
members of the college of cardinals,
was packed to tho doors with an
audience which numbered among Its
members many of the most prominent,
ecclesiasts. diplomats, legislators, educators
and journalists in America.
Archbishops, bishops and eminent professors
represented the Catholic
church in the congregation.
The vice President ot the United
States, and numerous congressmen,
senators, judges and minor officials
were present. Eminent Catholics outside
the priesthood, came many miles
to see the ceremony and to lend 1ml>resslveness
and Importance to the occasion
by their presence. Diplomats of
high degree came to represent foreign <
governments and show the respect In
whieh they hold the church which does 1
honor to Satolll. 1
Initial Steps.
The Initial step in the ceremonies of j
the day took place in the palace of the
cardinal shortly after 9 o'clock In the
morning, when Monslgnor Sbarrcttl 1
presorted his credentials to Cardinal
Olbbons. The credentials, which came
from tho holy see. nuthorlxe Monslgnor
Sbarrettl to act as the ablegate of i
the pope, deputize Cardinal Glbbon3 to
confer tho berretti and announco to i
IE Mgr. Satolll bis elevation to cne cumin
Fnlate. They were also accompanied by
I the bcrrctta, which from ttaifaiomerit i
were In the custody of Cardinal Gib- 1
bona. (
Cardinal Gibbons. !n receiving the J
documents from Sbarrettl. responded I
briefly, expressing his high apprecla- 1
lion of the honor conferred upon him t
and .congratulating Mgr. Sbarrettl upon 1
the manner In which h* had performed <
his duties in this country.
While this scene was In progress l
wJthln the palace, the procession was 1
forming In front of Calvert Hall, a i
block away. At 10 o'clock It was ready t
to start and when formed, the partlcl- 3
paats wero arranged as follows:
First came the processlonnl cross
bearer with the crucifix raised high In !
the air. and flanked on either side by 1
a boy in cassock and surplice. Fol- ?
lowing him were a long line of students (
from the various Catholic colleges, after
which came seminarians from St. 1
Mary's, then priests, then Franciscan I
monks in their garb of brown. Following
these came the members of the i
faculty of the Catholic University in I
Washington, in long robes of black. ]
lln*d with many colored silks, their
heads adorned with the shovel board ]
hat of the scholar. After these came i
half a hundred bishops und a score or i
xnoro of archbishops, the purple and i
gold of their rich vestments glistening <
In the cold, clear air, their Immense
trains held up by Iktic boys, in brill- 1
lant vestments, too.
In this formation they ir.nrohed ?
u tn flftrlea ntrooL i
I and passed tho palace of tho cardinal,
whore they wore Joined by his eml- (
r.encc, who took his place last In the '
line Upon hit head he wore the red <
berrefcta, an exact duplicate of the one 1
which he was soon to confer u;?on th*
man who will, for some time at least. I
shar? his honors In this country. Upon <
his ohoulders hung the beautiful clonk ?
of cardinal silk and ermine with half a I
doz-Mi train bearwa. clad In cardinal <
velvet and Kilt braid following in hla i
wake. In this order they swept alonK '
up Mulberry street to the cathedral I
again. where they AIM Into the vener- i
able old pile through the main on- .
trance way. Hatolll was not in the |
procession. hut as tho head of It reach- <
ed the altar, he. acocmpanled by Mgr. i
Bbarrettl. Marquis Haprlpantl. the /
member of the noble guard who <
brought the cardlnalatc Insignia here. !
and the prteats who had been deput- i
l*ed to ojurtst him In the coming c??re- <
mony, ftnt'-rrfl the cathedral from a rear I
door, leading from the pa>flce and ad- t
vanoed to th?- front *?f the altar. The i
student* and Ptmlnarlans followed to 1
the right and to the left an they passed <
In front of the high altar, finding s^ats
on either aide. Th<- others In the pro- r
ceshlon advanced within the sanctuary 1
and took tho places reserved for them. "
Decoration* of the (uOinlrul. >
Tho decorations within tho church
were of a simple character. save at the
altar, the beauty of the paintings which ]
the walls are adorned with rendering J
other embellishment unnecessary Up- i
on the niter, however, th? ladles of the 1
<inngregatlon had spent their best ef- (
Ij"rfM, nrjri tno rcituii wan a ll<?rni incci
l??*fiutlfta] beyond compare. Great fen- 1
of evergreen droopikt graOefully i
from th?? cap* of tho Immcnue columna l
lit ih?: n-ar of tho nltur, and twined I
nrnund thowo column* to tho lW?r. |
Kgually graceful loop* of crow-foot :
and laurel nwuih; from tho nrche* over
each ><f th?* htunlf< r nMitrw lit tho #Mc*.
Th?- tntxiriMCle wiw fairly hlddon !?? Jienth
a bower of rnrdlnnl r">'o*/ nyn>bollc,
not only of the rt>l > n of tho colourant,
hut aluo of th?' Joy of tho ??cenidon.
Orouped everywhere about tho
Oltar were f?-rnn ami * carle t jrernnlumn,
jinlniH and pink hydrant a*. smllnx and
verbena*. rubber plant.** and axaleiut,
dikI mirh a wealth of other beautiful
JjIoomH nrwl h|onnom? n? mii*t have exIiuiJKtod
all tho rapacl"ii't hot-houxea f'?r
inll> m around. Th?- altar, Itnelf wa* literally
overrun ulili Mrandu "f "influx,
tmd from a hundred InPrxtlcon among
lie KP-en, xcarlct. pink und cardinal
bower Kleatm-d neon - of wiiX'-n taper*,
twinkling like utare in the llrmamcnt
und producing an effect both beautiful
ind Impressive. #
Upon cither side of the auditorium
two throne? had been erectcd, one for
the old, tho other for the now cardinal.
Uoth wero hung with tho rich colors of
tho princes of tho church, and both wero
profusely adorned with smil&x. laurel
ind evergreen, draped around tho sides
*nd looped back from the front.
Cathedral HulMlng.
Tho Baltimore cathedra], in which tolay's
ceremonies took place, is ono of
tho most interesting of all the historical
church buildings in America. It
lies in one of tho most fashionable quarters
of tho city, upon an eminence that
commands a good view from every
lUUIVIil. A 1IC iUIWIl GUVimivv in u?
thodml strcot, upon which sldo It. together
with a email sanctuary, takes up
ibout two-thirds of tho entlro block.
The lot. upon which It stands Is tho
lepth of the block from Cathedral to
Charles, and tho building If In tho form {
)f a cross, with the arms extending par- 1
Ulel with Cathedral street. In tho rear
>f the church building and facing
Charles street Is tho cardinal's palaco.
m unpretentious, but spacious building,
milt of the same material of which the I
Cathedral Is composed.
The corner stone of the cathedral was 1
aid on July 7,1806, at which time Archbishop
Carroll was In charge.of the Bal:imoro
dloceso. The lot upon which It
?tands was sold to the church by Col.
Howard at so low a figure as to practically
amount to a donation, and work
vas begun Immediately after the layng
of the corner stone. It continued
ilowly, and with but few Interruptions, i
intll 1812, when It was stopped by the
var with England and lack of funds. |
n 1815 work was resumed, and the edlIcc
was practically completed In 1811.
Six months before Its dedication the
jewi in the building were sold at auc:ion
and realized over 140,000 and on
Hay 31, of the year mentioned, It was I
ledlcnted with great pomp and cercnony
by Archbishop Marechal A burlen
of debt hung over It. however. J
vhleh was not removed until May 25.
.876, wh??n It was consecrated by Cardlia.
Glbbors, then an archbishop. ,
Vmong the methods used to relieve the I
:hurch of Its debt were the lottery, private
subscrlntlons and the sale of a
jemetery. The total cost of the build
ng was 1225,000. The dimensions or uie
>ui)4Jrw are: longth, including porches,
90 foot, width, 127 feet; height, 127 feot, |
:o top of dome. The material used In
ts construction Is porphyrltlc granite,
he Immense blocks of which were hauled
from the quarries at Elllcott City, on
tvajrons drawn by oxen. A circular
lome surmounts the building. In which
uxngs one of the largest and most resonsent
bells in America, which was
>ought in France by Archbishop Whitleld,
Under Its tiled floors rest the renalns
of Archbishop Carroll, Eccleston.
IVhitfleld. Kcndrtcki and Spauldlng, all
>f whom presided over the diocese.
An the procession wended Its way
Sown the centre aisle, the organ, a full
orchestra and a chorus of fifty voices
rendered a triumphal march. "When
Cardinal Gibbons reached the altar, he
bowed low to Satolll. who returned the
salutation and eaoh, accompanied by
his assistant priest and deacons of honor,
Bought the throne upon which he
was to rwt during the greater part of
the ceremony. That of Cardinal Gibbons
wna on the gospel or left aid* of
the altar, that of Satolll upon the epistle
or right side. The deacons and assistant
presidents were In their proper
When tho two persons most proml-,
lent in the ceremonies of tho day had
Aken their place*. Marquis Sacripanti,
?lad In the scarlet, gold and white uniform
of tho noble guard, wearing high
:op boots, and sword and helmet on. advanced
from his post near the centre of
:he altar and deposited on a table at the
eft hahd of Cardinal Gibbons the carllnalitlan
documents nnd the berretta.
rhen he crossed the altar and stood In
front of the throno occupied by Satolll.
lifted his helmet and falling back, took
jp a position to the right of Satolll. On
the me side stood Eugene Kelly, of
New York, and on the opposite aide of
SatolU's throne stood _Charles Astor
Brlstacd, also of New YorK, cnamuerlalns
to the pope. Both were clad In
the regulation black cloth swailow-tail
roat and the low cut vest ofevenlnc
lr ess. . |
As soon as all the principal actors In
the spectacle had assumed their positions.
Dr. Hooker, of the University at
Washington, advanced and in Latin
rend the document to Satolll from the
pope, appointing him a cardinal In the
Roman Catholic church.
lie then crossed to the throne occu-1
pled hy Cardinal Gibbons, handed him
Another papal brief, which was read
iloud by Father Maglen. It conferred
upon Cardinal Olbbons the authority to
-#?nf.>r ihn )><>rpttii. on the new cardinal.
The reading of the papal brief# having
been finished. Mgr. Hbarretti advanced
to ii point In front of Cardinal
[ribbons' throne and delivered an adIrons
In Latin.
The speaker paid a high tribute to the
iharacter of Satolll and reviewed the
work accomplished by him slneo hlu
:omlng to this country. In conclusion,
!io said:
The honor which is bestowed upon
the most eminent Cardinal Satolll relounds
upon the Universe church, and
specially upon the church In America.
It proves that the Catholic church, unU-r
that equity of laws with which this
nation Is blest, can freely exert Its activity
and bear rich fruit. Deservedly
b. fupreme pontiff highly esteems and
learly loves the young and valiant)
\merlcan people. Desorvedly ho has
Tlvr-u to them this signal honor of tolny.
for it is most rare, not to say
unltjue, thnt an apostolic delegate
thoul/j i>o raised to the dignity and dictated
with the Insignia of cardinal In
that place In which he has fulllllcd his
mission. Hut it Is given to us to seo
conferred upon him who haa won for
himself the good will of nil, the Insignia
-ii the supreme dignity In this venerable
metropolitan church, which Is, as It
were, the mother of all tho other
churches In the United States."
When Mgr. Sbarrettl had finished
speaking Cardinal Gibbons responded
briefly In Latin, find theiyturnlng toward
the throno occupied by SatolJi,
spoko In English, as follows:
Cnrillnal (ablKiin' Aililm*.
Tour Eminence?I regard it as a great
honor and privilege to be chosen by tho
holy father to net as his delegate and
representative in conferring upon you
the dcretta, as Wo symooi 01 me exuuuu
Jlgnlty to which you have been raised.
The holy fathor hiui already manlfest[ ?!
toward your i>mlnenco many signal
murks of his friendship, affection and ,
paternal benevolence, during your llfo 1
In Perugia and In Rome, and now he Is
jiloased to crown these acts by enrolling
you among the members of the sacred
college, nnd bestowing on you the hlghm
Cirt nt his disposal.
' Hut the distinction conferred on your ]
tnlrn-nce Is not only ? proof of the sov- I
reign pontiff's predilection; it Is nlso nn
>v!denco of your personal inorlt. When
you came to tho United States three
years ugo you were a comparative
?trangfr to our country; a htrariger to i
ur nlurgy and people; a stranger to our
;lvl| nnd political Institutions, nnd even
i stranger to our noble language. Your
eminence wai entrusted with n mission
xtendlng over the entire nation, a mlntlon
of n most delicate rhnr.icter; a misilori
besot with dlfricuUlcs u*hlch only a |
muster hand could grapple and onoounu
r as successfully us you have done.
Tho knowledge which your cinlnence
has already acquired of our system of
Government, both l?y travel and observation,
and the warm and Judicious
tributes of praise our political system
has received at your nanus, arc wen attested
by the* admirable lectures and
discourses which you havo delivered
from time to time In Ullterent parts of
tho country.
It must be a aource of special gratification
to your eminence to contemplate
around you on this auspicious occasion,
so largo a number of the leading- prelates
and clergy of tho country, who
cherish a high admiration for your talents
and learning, and venerato you for
your apostolic virtues, and who have
gathered here from various portions of
tho United States and from Canada, to
testify by their presence, their Joy and
satisfaction at tho eminent dignity to
which you havebecn raised by our Holy
Father, Leo XIII.
May your august benefactor be spared
some years yet to experience your gratltudo
and dovotion to his sacred person;
and may your eminence's life bo prolonged
for many years to adorn the sacred
college with your talents; to enlighten
It by your experience; nnd to
edify it by your ploty and bright example.
Crowunl Cardinal.
The vait audience became all attention
as It neared the roost Interesting
point In all the ceremony, that of actually
conferring the beretta. Cardinal
Gibbons descended from his throno and
adcanced to the front of the altar. Behind
him came his attendants, Father
Magnlen bearing the berrctta. As Cardinal
Gibbons reached the altar and
turned to face the audience, Satolll rose,
and, escorted by Sacrlpantl and Chamberlains
Kelly and Iirlstaed, walked
with a brink stop toward Cardinal Gibbons.
Upon reaching thin Illustrious
prelate ho knelt and bowed bis head.
Cardinal Gibbons took the berretta
from the sliver salvor on which it rested,
and. slowly unfolding It, held it high
up so that tho audience could seo it
Then, stooping and with what seemed
to be a softly murmured prayer, he
placed It upon the head of the now cardinal.
Cardinal Satolll rose and for the
first time In its history, there were two
cardinals upon American soli.
Advancing to tho front of the altar.
Cardinal Satolll then delivered an address
as follows:
"YourEmlnence:?Prom the day In
which I received the first notification
of tho Intention of his holiness to promote
me to the cardinalate. and of his
determination that the insignia of that
sublime dignity should be conferred upon
me by your eminence's hands. I rejoiced
that it was through you that I
was to receive this token of pontifical
favor and honor. For from the timo of
my coming to this country I have received
from your eminence nothing but
the greatest kindness and consideration,
and this solemn act of to-day Is
but a fitting crown to those relations
which have so hnpplly existed between
"It Is certainly a source of great and
sincere satisfaction to me that thla
function should be hold here. In America,
where I have received so many attestations
of good will and afTectlon, in
the midst of the people of this great
and glorious nation, where truth and
liberty are Joined with that spirit of
Christian love which Is their most potent
safeguard and tho pled go of perpetual
peace and tranquility. This is
the third occasion on which It has been
an honor and a pleasure to me to be
present In this venerable cathedral, surrounded
by the prelates, the clergy and
the most distinguished pcoplo of the
country to unite wun tnein m ccioDrailng
n festival of Joy.
"The first occasion was tho dny on
which was commemorated the first century
of the existence of the American
"The second was the day on which we
all oonvencd here again to do honor to
your eminence. America's cardinal
archbishop, on the occasion of your silver
episcopal Jubilee.
"I hope and pray that this will mark
the beginning of an era still more brilliant
and still more prosperous for the
church and for the country. May the
success which has attended the development
ond growth of this great nation
go on Increasing; may its power, and
importance grow greater and make
themselves more and more felt throughout
the world for the good of humanity."
Upon finishing his address the newlymade
cardinal, who. up to this time had
worn the robes of an archbishop, retired
to the Inner sanctuary and in a
few minutes returned attired In the
gorgeous apparel of a cardinal. lie
was seen In these but a few moments,
however, as he was almost Immediately
robed In the white and gold of the mass,
which he was to celebrate. Assisted by
1?Ih priests and deacons, he proceeded
with this amidst the breathless atten
tlon of the vast audience. When the
gospel was reached a movable pulpit
was pushed to the centre of the auditorium,
and Archbishop Kaln. of St. LouIs.
ascending It, delivered the following
Arrlibltliop KuIii'r Sermon.
"Let the priests, that rule well, be esteemed
worthy ??f double- honor; especially
they who labor In the word and
doctrine"?I. Tim., v. 17.
Eminences, Most Reverend, night
Rcverond, and Hevcrond Put hers, and
Dear llrethren:?'This vcnmablc cathedral?the
mother church of America?
has been the scene of many Imposing
celebrations. Hosts of mttered prelates
an?l legion* of flurpllcod priests have
agnln and again moved In solemn procession
through Its hollowed aisles and
beneath this majestic dome. In the
grand ceremonial of out holy church,
there Is scarcely to be found a sacred
rltu which has not been here performed
amid the solemn splendor that befits
the service of the all-great and all-holy '
"Only once before In Its long and
eventful history has It witnessed the
Impressive ceremony of this day. Nine i
years ago the second American Cardinal,
your own revered and beloved 1
Archbishop here, received the Insignia I
of his now and exalted dignity. That
was. Indeed, a glorious day for the
church In America, and unceasing have
been the benedictions invoked upon the
Illustrious Pontiff, I^eo XIII.. f??r that
gracious recognition of Amerloi's 1
claim to representation In the august !
senate of the church universal. Never, 1
perhaps, has the Christian world given
lu.ntnnnmm HI) tl nri n Im.iiiN nn in.
dorscmont to nny net of iiontinclnl authority
a* It ho? given to the o(ovation
of the Metropolitan of llaltlmoro to the
Hacred College of Cardinals.
"Onco more him the Sovereign Pontiff
resolved to honor the youthful church
of America, and to-day thin cathedra!
witnesses for the second timo the ?oiemn
InvestKuro of a prince of the
church with the sacred purple that be*
token* hi* cardinality rank. I hope to
show you that In his Novation from the
high rank of Dolegato of tho Holy See 1
to the church In our great country to
the higher rank of a member of the Sncred
College of Cardinals we have n
practical Illustration of the Scripture
principle laid down l>y St. l'uul In the
words I have Just quoted.
A Comparison.
"We Americans are justly proud of
our republican form of government. Wo
are convinced tlmt It In the most perfect
system that has ever been devised
for tho preservation and development of
the InaJIcnablo right" of man -life, liberty
and tho pursuit of happlnewi.
Jlenre. It l'? with no nmall deKr?^_of
C'oiitlmtril on hrtoud
The Long Looked For Circulur Issued
Sunday Night. I
Open to flit HighestDidders?Unlet*There 1
li an Understanding with the Syndicate,
the Hplrlt of Senator Elklni' Ilesolatlon
Heems to Have lleen Imbibed at the
White Home?'The Toruu Met Forth in ,
Secretary Carlisle's Circular.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan. 5.-Sccrctary
Carlisle at 11:55 to-nls'it lusued
the following Donu circular;
Treasury Department,
Ofllco of tho Secretory'. I
WASHINGTON. D. C., Jan. 6, 1S9G.
Notice Is hereby given that sealed
proposals will bo received at the office
of tho secretary of the treasury, at
Washington, D. C., until 12 o'clock m., |
on Wednesday, the fifth day of February,
3856, for the purchase of one
hundred jnllllon dollars ($100,000,000) of
United States four per cent coupon or
reglstored bonds, In denominations of
fifty dollars (|C0) and multiples of that
sum, as may be desired by bidders.
The right to reject any or all bids Is
Tho bonds will bo dated on the first
day of February, 1895, and be payable
In coin thirty years after that date,
and will bear Interest at four per |
centum per annum, payable quarterly
In coin, but all coupons maturing on
or before the first day of February 139G.
will be detached, and purchasers will
be required to pay in United States i
gold coin, or gold certificates, for the f
bonds awarded to them, and all interest i
accrued thereon after the first day of I
February, lR&fl, up to tho time of application
for delivery.
Payments for tho bonds must be
made at the treasury of the United i
Stntes at Washington, D. C.. or at tho |
United States sub-treasuries at New
York, Boston, Philadelphia, Baltimore,
Cincinnati. Chlcairo. St. Louis or New
Orleans, or they may be made at San
Franclaco with exchange on New York, j
and all bids must state what denomlna- |
Hons of bonds are desired and whether
coupon or registered, and at what place
they will be paid for.
Payments may bo made by instalments,
as follows? Twenty per cent (20)
upon receipt of notice of acceptance of
bids and twenty per cent (20) at the end
of each ten days thereafter: but all accepted
bidders may pay the whole
amount at the date of the first Instalment,
and those who have paid all Instalments
previously maturing may
pay the whole amount of their bids at
any time, not later than the maturity of
the last instalment.
The bonds will bo ready for delivery
on or before the fifteenth day of February,
1 m.
Notice Is hereby given that If the Issue
and sale of an additional or different
form of bond for the maintenance of
the gold reserve shall be authorized before
tho fifth day of February, 1896,
scaled proposals for the purchase of
such bonds will also be received at the
same time and place, and up to the same
date, and upon the same terms and
conditions herein set forth, and such
bids will be considered as well as the
bids for tho 4 per cent bonds/herein
(Signed) ^ JOHN O. CARLISLE,
It will thus be s<*en that the loan will
bo a "popular" one and the clrculnr
gives notice that the government will
sell 1100.000,000 thirty-year four per cent
coupon or registered bonds, dated February
1, lS9.r>, for which purchasers
will be required to pny in gold coin
or gold certificates. The fact that the
bond* will be issued in sums of $50 and
multiples thereof and be payable in
Instalments Is a feature which it Is believed
will make them regarded with
popular favor.
The main reason for dating the bonds
a year back is said to be in order to
give the public a better opportunity
to Judge their market value by comparing
thom with the Rold fours issued
at that time, so that their bids can be
made to conform with the market value
of those bonds on the first of February.
The Weck'i Programme?Statm of the |
llom! and Tariff mils.
WASHINGTON, Jon. 5.?The senate
will not be In session on Monday, but it
is expected to resume the work of the .
session in earnest on Tuesday. The |
finance committee has nromlsed to re
port both the bond till and tho revenue
tariff 1)111 on that day, und It may
reasonably expected that If this promise
J* Jccpt, the debate during the remainder
of the week und for Home tlmo afterwards
will bo based on theso bill#.
The bond bill probably will be the first
of the two measures to receive attention.
and It Is considered probable that
u fortnight may be devoted to Its consideration.
Tho Republicans also are
hopeful of being able to dispose of the
tariff bill In the same length of .time.
They have received assurances from Individual
Democratic leaders that they
will not resort to dilatory tactics.
Senator Kiklns' bond resolution holds
Its place on the calendar as tho unfinished
business, and Is In a position to
furnish a basis of discussion until the
llnnnco committee bills shall be reported.
If It should not be acted upon before
these reports are mode, It Is yet uncertain
whether the resolution would be
pressed, but tho chanccs are that It
would be.
Tho finance committee will meet
aga}n Monday afternoon by which tlmo
it Is presumed the silver majority of the
committee will have proposed Itti subutltute
for the bond bill, which will provide
for fruo coinage. Tho fate of the
tariff bill Is not so certain. On this bill
the Republicans consider themselves
masters of thu situation In committee,
and they are In doubt whether to report
it as It came from tho house or to amend
It In accordance with the wishes of individual
Republican senators.
In the Houiir.
WASHINGTON. Jan. B.?Tho house
this week will settle down to the routine
ivork of the session. Until Wednesday,
howevar, the work will not be well defined
as none of the committees have re
purieii 1)1111* !???? lllluc Ulljrn Will
therefore be devoted to unanimous consent,
legislation and such matters aa
may bo brought before tho house. On
Wednesday <>r at the latest on Thwi'filny.
tho pension appropriation will bo
entered upon.
Wmtlirr Korrcnit flip To.<tnv. '
For Went Virginia nnd Wentorn
Pennsylvania, fair; slowly rising temperature;
winds becoming southerly.
For Ohio, generally fnlr; warmer;
southerly wlnau.
an furnished by C. Srhnopf. druggist, corner
Market and Fourteenth street*;
7 a. G!3 p. m 12
0 It. ?j: j?. in li?
12 in 12|\\ cathcr?Fair.
7 a. in lop p. in 17
0 a. in 1217 n. m 12
12 in IBJWeather?Fair,
Anil fctoTcral Injured lu a Ife?dIeM \Vr*ck
Near CUUlUolho-A Conductor'# Fatal
CHILL1COTHE, Ohio, Jan. G.?At 11
o'clock last night two freight traJna I
stood on a switch at Bchooley's Sta- j
tion, seven miles oast of hero. Tho
llrst train pulled out and the conductor
thinking that the seoond one> would
follow, left tho swltoh open. Fifteen
mlnutcH later, the cast bound oxpreas
came along at forty miles an hour and
running on to the switch collided with
the train standing there. Both trains
were badly wrecked. Engineer Tom
Michaels, of the express, had both arms
and legs cut off and died this morn
ing at hJs homo In this my. wis nreman,
Loon Mathers, was instantly killed.
Engineer Fltzslmmons, of the
freight, escaped without serious injurios,
but his fireman, George Addis and
another fireman, J. H. Cox, w#n( kflfod.
Jesso King, the front end brakeman,
was also killed and postal clerks
J. E. Edglnton, of Loveland, and J. D.
Murphy, of Greenfield, were badly injured.
Conductor Tom Drown, of the express,
had to walk two miles to telephone
the news to this city. Conductor
Hendershot, of the freight, is responsible
for the wreck, as he left the switch
open. The passengers on the express
were badly shaken up, but none Berlously
LATER?J. Edglnton, tho postal
clerk living at Loveland, Ohio, died of
his Injuries at 11 o'clock to-night This
makes six killed. The Injured arc cared
for at Chillicotho.
Still Another Wreck.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 5.?News has Just
reached hero that the Baltimore & Ohio
Southwestern pussenger train westbound.
collided with a freight train nt
Roxabell, Ross county, and that at least
one was killed and one or more seriously
Roxabell is a way station twelve
miles west of Chillicotho and the same
distance cost of Greenfield.
RarthoIometrSheo, Couvlctcd of Murder,
S?vnI by ?1?? courratiou 01 inc
Mnrdcrer?A Dramatic Climax to a Fam.
om Case.
ALDANT, N. T., Jan. 6.~The climax
of one of the most dramatic and sensational
criminal Incidents of the state's
history was made public to-day when
JuRt forty-elRht hours prior to the execution
of the death sentence upon Bartholomew
Shea, another man confessed
to the murder and Shea steps from beneath
the shadow of death thrown by
the electric chair. The Invitations for
the electric killing of Shea had been Issued,
the state electrician was already
upon the ground at Dannemora prison,
the governor had decided, as exclusively
stated by these dispatches on Saturday,
not to Interfere in the carrying
out of the sentence, and Bhea had resigned
himself to his fnte. when another
prisoner In tho institution, a comrade
of Shea's and participator in the
election outrages when the tragedy occurred.
confessed to the crime.
Tho man who voluntarily confesses
is John McGough, of Troy, now serving
a sentence of nineteen years and six
months for shooting and attempting to
kill William Ross, a brother of Robert
Ross, who was supposed to be Shea's
victim. In some way, known only to
convicts. McGough had contrived to
keep informed as to the success or failure
of the applications for commutation
made in behalf of Shea. On Saturday.
when Warden Thayer was made
aware that the governor would not interfere.
and arrangements were being
made for the execution, McGough sent
for the warden of tho prison, Mr. Walter
N. Thayer, and when the warden
had come, wrote and signed a full confession
that he (McGough), and not
Shea, had shot and killed Robert Ross.
Thes tatement contained no details of
the shooting, other than the bold confession
of the fact.
Tho prison stenographer, Mr. Edward
Coughlln, arrived in this city this
morning and caught Governor Morton
at tho mansion Just as he was leaving
for church. The governor, upon learning
the nature of the communication,
sent at once for Pardon Clerk Joyce,
and Shea's counsel, Mr. Galen R. Hitt
After a brief conference the governor
decided to grant a respite for four
weeks, during which counsel could take
the proper means to bring the matter
before the courts for a now trial. The
respite will be issued to-morrow and
will be In force until February 4.
TK.? mnWIop nt TtnsM for whlrh Shea
was convicted, was a noted one. It occurred
while Rosa and his brother, Republican
leaders. were defending the
ballot box against the raid of ft crowd
of Democratic repeaters, headed by
Slica and McOough. In the Troy city
election In March. 1894, and the sensational
incidents arc fresh In the public
Report (lint Ulloiln Urilintril-Prrililriit
Krnjjrr Thank* Kinperor William.
CArE TOWN. Jan 5.?It Is reported
that Hon. Cecil Rhodes, premier of
Cape Colony, has resigned, but Cover- I
n-^r Sir Hercules Robinson, has declined
to accept the resignation.
Colonial Secretary Chamberlain has
telegraphed asking If It were true that
Dr. Jameson was shot. President >
Kruger has replied that he had given
no orders to shoot freebooters who'had
, been taken prisoners, but that they I
would be punished according to law. J
President Kruger odds: "Our confi- I
! donee In Mr. Rhodes has received such
a rude shock that his repudiation of
tho proceedings at Puluwayo ought to
be received with the greatest caution.
I Even now we have news that an armed
force Is collecting on our borders. If
I that be true, I trust that not the word
of Mr. Rhodes, but the Influence of your
government will sufllcc to prevent the
further incursions of freebooters, although
It was not successful in arresting
the advance of Dr. Jameson."
MERLIN. Jan. P.?President Krtiger
1 of the Transvaal has sent to Emperor
William the following reply to tho lattor's
telegram of congratulation upon
his slicet*s In repelling Invasion:
"I testify to Your Majesty my very
deep and heartfelt thanks for your slnI
cere congratulations.
"With God's help we hopo to do
everything possible to hold our dearly
bought Independence and the stability
of our beloved republic."
In tho battle between the Hrltlsh Invaders
and tho Boers In the Transvaal.
In which the lirltlsh troops wore defeated.
the Iofh of life was eighty, of
which number the Moors lost only four.
l'rotfldent Cleveland on Hnlurdny Jmsued
his proclamation admitting Utah
to statehood and there Is now another
star on tho American flag.
Excitement over th?* Canadian political
flltnatlnn (ncrenseH and a cabinet
crisis Js Imminent. A caucus of the
conservative party at Ottawa has been
called .
A mass tncMlng In Chicago la?t night
t<? discuss suggestions for the- suffer! uk
Armenians. addressed telegrams to the
czar and tho queen requesting Kngland
and llussla to Interfere and prevent
further outrages, and pledging them
the sympathy of tho American people.
01 the Cuban Insurgent Forces is
Still Unchecked.
* * It* Pifw Ai?a
4\UU Vllb P|IUUIUI U.-1 ?? mw UI?J fluw
I'anic Stricken.
And It Now Oixly Reuialua for Them to
Captitro tlie City to Wlu Their Ctue.
The Country Laid Waste, ami the Hpau
lib Troop* Slay u Weil by lu Spain for
All the Uood They Are Able to Accomplish.
HAVANA,Jan. 5.?Havana has spent
a day of nervousness and anxiety and
has been in hourly apprehension of an
attack by the Insurgent army or a part
of It. Yesterday the bands commanded
by Nunez and Bermudez were seen at
Managua, a village not more than 12
miles from Havana.
There has been no overt act of defl- .
ance of the authorities within the city
and there have been numerous voluntary
oilers to bear arms In defense of the
city?thousand8 ot them, the authorities
say. But there has been a comfortable
conviction In the minds of the
residents of Havana from the first of
the Insurrection that they were In no
real danger of molestation from the Insurgents.
Many hundreds of noncombatant
Inhabitants of the Island
have come to Havana to await tho
pausing of the storm.
Still more have sent th^lr wtoo* and
families here as a safe refuge. Thia
class of the population is In a state of
Uller CUUNtKrnUtiuil auu uuu..;
spreads an infectious spirit of panio
through all other circles, The authorities
no longer make the slightest concealment
of the serious view they take
of the situation, and there are somo
who do not hesltat to rail against the
insurgents and the troops and make
bitter criticisms of them. There has
been great fear that the light and water
supply of the city would be cut off by a
sudden raid of the insurgent forces. ,
The Spanish authorities have maintained
a cordon of military force* running
from Havana to the town of Data- . ,
bono, on the south coast, so that lnva- slon
of Matanzas province by the insurgents,
beyond which they hoped to
prevent the advance of the destroying
columns of their enemies. This cordon
has proved no more effective than did
line of La Trocha, which was laid to
keep the Insurgents out of Santa Clara
province. This line was broken yesterday
by the forces under Gomes and the
main body of the insurgents to-day
passed into the province of Pinar de/
Rio and are now overrunning that province
with fire and the sword.
The work of destruction in Havana
province has been as complete as was
that in Matanzos, and the sugar lands
of Plnar del Rio are fast being put Into
the same desolate condition.
In effect, the whole island of Cuba
outside of the city of Havana Is now
in the hands of the insurgents. They
have not annihilated the Spanish
forces, nor have they routed the whole
array in any single pitched boattle. Yet '
the situation is completely in their
hands, and so completely have they
outgeneraled the Spaniards that, to all
appearances. Martinez Campos' army
might as well be in Spain for any check
it puts upon the movements to and fro
of Maximo Gomez's army. The latter's
progress has been accompanied with
continual accessions to his forces by
volunteers, and he has captured enough
horses, rifles and artillery to add Immensely
to the effective strength of his
men. He has practically carted his base
of operations with him and has usually
countermarched over a wholly different
route from that of his advance,
*?.. I?K nnnfiiianM
apparently tvuuuun *??* ???
upon living upon tho country as ha
There is little doubt really felt hero
that ho will get as much or more sympathy
in Finer dol Rio than ho did
In Santa Clara and Mntanzas, and the
general fear i? now that after sweeping
over Ptnar del Hlo he will come upon
Havana from the west, co-operating in
an attack with tho forces of the Inaurgenta
which have been east of Havana
for several days past
The Louilou Chroulclv's Conimlwloner
Says Atactica Wand a l'ctaftil Settle*
LONDON, Jan. 6.?The apeclal com- >
mlssloner of the London Dally, Chronicle
cables as follows:
"The London correspondents of tho
American papers having revealed my
Identity here. 1 have been overwhelmed
wlfh expressions or sympatny ana
thank* to the Chronicle for putting the
American case and opinion before tho
British public. All the papers comment
most kindly. As I have tried to
explain, Americans believe that their
attltudo of demanding arbitration Is
one with which civilised men must
sympathise. In support of this thq
whole union. If needful, will speak with
absolutely one voice. But at tho same
time there Is here an Infinite desire to
see an immediate amicable settlement
"Kcgardlng tho Aberdeen dispatches
and tho Schomburgk lino, I inust explain
my attitude. I assert nothing;
my means of information being necessarily
limited. I simply refute the
statement that the correspondence I
cabled proves that England in 1841 .. i
freely admitted the Schomburgk lino * j
| to be dost itute of any authority or
! validity ns the basis of a territorial
claim. The New York Evening Post,
indulging in some clever fooling at
my expense, quotes Lord Aberdeen's
letter of March SO, 1844, which states
I that England by removing the bounj
dary posts did not not cede any rights
1 which she might consider herself
authorised to claim In the future. Unless
a better retort Is possible, my position
Is Indeed unassailable. I base my
contention upon the lirllsh official
statements at the actual time the boun
, tvrtuf
I (Jury POSUI wen* rvniuvBu. w.
I facto explanations throe years later
I can affect this.
"Hut the question at stake Is InflnlteI
ly bigger than such arguments or any
promiscuous discussion of the Monroe
I doctrlnc. The American government
and people would be perfectly willing.
| and Indeed glad, to see England secure
any amount of Vcncsuftlan territory If
j her claim In capable of historical and
diplomatic proof. They nre willing to
meet England In any direction and to
any extent In finding n competent trlbunnl
to determine this. To my absolute
knowledge 1 am expressing the
heartfelt sentiments of the American
The Central Hotel ut Altoona, Pa.,
was destroyed by lire yesterday. All
the guests escaped, but many of them
had t > bo taken out of the windows.
One fireman was killed by falling
wall*. The throe-story building next
door, belonging to George Strelt, was
also burned. Total loss, $200,000.

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