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Mr, Cleveland's Friend Benedict
Expresses His Opinion
He Has Never Questioned the President on the
Mr. Cleveland SayB Ho Was a Great Fool
to Accept the Presidency the Sec
ond Time and Is Anxious
to Get Out.
New York, Nov. 27.—When seen today
relative to a statement published in a
morning newspaper in this city stating
that President Grover Cleveland would
never consent to stand for a third term,
Mr. E. C. Benedict, the Broad street
banker, who was authority for the state
• ment, said that in part the statement was
true, but in certain parts it was made too
•'To set the matter forever right, I will
write what 1 have to say.” Mr. Bene
dict then penned the following and
handed it to Ihe reporter:
“All that f have said or can say in
reference to President Cleveland's views
as to a third term, is inferential. I infer
from what he has repeatedly said that he
is impatient to be rid of all otilclal cares
and unwilling to have them prolonged
under any circumstances.”
Continuing, Mr. Benedict said: “It is
no secret to anybody who knows Mr.
Cleveland well ns to his views on this
subject. He has been counting the
months until he can be free of the tram
mels of public affairs. He feeis, and he
told me so, in Met he has told many of
his friends so, that he was a great fool
to accept the presidency the second time.
He said: T have had enough of victory
and defeat—and that is all a man can
have in this world.' He has been like
this ever since he entered upon his second
term.” Here Mr. Benedict clenched his
fists and shook them over his temples, re
laxing, his fingers, to tell of the months
in pantomine, of the months he had yet
to serve.
Mr. Benedict then said: “He was fool
ish, he knows It, In accepting a second
term, for he often complained that his
health was shattered until he was hardly
able to stand It longer. Of course every
body who knows him knows this—so it Is
Jio secret. I once said to him: ‘I am
spoiling your chances for a third term. I
am telling people you will not accept.'
“He did not seem much Interested, and
6aid ‘Go ahead.’
“Many of my friends have come to me,
many of them republicans of standing,
and they said, 'He must run; the country
demands it: he must give us a chance to
vote for him.’
“I have invariably replied, ‘I don’t
think you will ever have a chance to vote
for him again,' and I tell you now, sir,
I do not think President Cleveland can be
prevailed upon to accept the nomin?,*iOh’
a fourth time.”
v. "Haw y^u ever questioned the presi
dent directly■ upon the third term ques
tion?” was asked.
"No,” answered Mr. Benedict; “but you
don’t always have to ask questions to
get an answer, as words and sentiments
on collateral matters will some times an
Mr. Benedict then In confidence told
the reporter certain actions of the pres
ident bearing on the third term question,
which would tend to show that Mr. Cleve
land will not stand for a third term for
the presidency.
“Do you agree wrlth some of Mr. Cleve
land’s enthusiastic friends that Mr.
Cleveland's duty Is plain; that he should
accept the nomination next year?”
"No. I do not." answered Mr. Benedict.
“And I think that the claim made In cer
tain quarters, that he be offered the nom
ination because the democratic party has
no better man, Is an insult to him.”
Mr. Benedict, in conclusion said: “As
to being positive that Mr. Cleveland
would not accept a fourth nomination I
am not; I do not think he will do so.”
Schlatter, the Healer, Located.
Chicago, Nov. 27.—A dispatch from
Jennings, Ks„ says that Francis Schlat
ter, the Denver healer, arrived yester
day, and is at a hotel In that place, but
Is keeping to himself and room, and few
persons have been able to see him.
Schlatter Identified.
Denver, Nov. 27.—Schlatter has been
positively identified at Greenhorn. Colo.
He is on his way to Albuquerque, where
he will fast forty days._
The Collector of the Post Refused to Grant Her
Clearance Papers—West Indian Trade
Being Hurt.
Philadelphia, Nov. 27—The Danish
fruit steamer Horsa, over whose reported
seizure for Cuban filibustering in King
ston, Jamaica, there has been considera
ble talk, arrived here today, and dis
charged her cargo at the wharves of her
agents, the J. D. Hart company.
The officers of the steamer denied that
she had been seized at Kingston, and
complained of untrue stories having been
written about the vessel. It was the
Intention of Captain Wilburg to clear
either today or tomorrow, but the col
lector of port, Read, at the instance of
District Attorney Ingham, refused to
grant the steamer clearance, papers. It
is understood that the district attorney
is acting under Instructions from the
deparment of Justice at Washington, and
that the Spanish government Is the com
plainant on the ground that the vessel
Is violating the neutrality laws. Unless
the matter should be adjusted the Horsa
will be obliged to remain at this port.
The Horsa carried one cabin passen
ger, William Dougherity, a railroad con
tractor, who returned to his home in
Pennsylvania from Port Antonio, Jamai
ca. There were also several deck pas
sengers, all laborers.
In speaking of the detention of the
Horsa, P. Gray Meek, surveyor of the
port, expressed himself very decidedly
on the affair. He said:
"There Is entirely too much seizure of
vessels on suspicion. Every ship that has
left this porl bound for Cuban waters
during the summer has been closely
watched, and everything has been all
right when they left here. The Horsa was
cleared on the 9tli instant by Inspector .
Edward F. Egan, and 4here was not a
suspicious article in her cargo;
“If any offense has been committed it
was done outside the capes and not in
the jurisdiction of this office.”
United States District Attorney Ing
ham, when asked about the detention of
the Horsa, said:
"I have been instructed by Attorney
General Harmon to detain the steamer
Horsa on charges of having broken the
neutrality laws by landing a band of in
surgents, arms and ammunitions of war
in Cuba, An investigation of the case
will be made also.”
Captain Willburg, commander of the
Horsa, was shown a copy of the affidavit
made by the fireman, Emil Fredericksen.
who swore to the landing of filibusters
with arms and ammunition. After read
ing it through he said:
"I shall swear to the correctness of
the entries made on my log book when
called to do so before a court of in
quiry. Until then I have nothing to say.
The vessel was searched at San Antonio,
and nothing contraband was found on
her. The officers even overhauled the
coal in her bunkers.
"I had a fireman on board when I left
Philadelphia, whose name appears on
ihy papers as E. Fredericksen. I sup
pose he is the one who made this affi
davit. On my return voyage I stopped
at six ports on the Jamaica coast."
The Danish consul says that under the
neutrality laws the United States gov
ernment has the right to hold a vessel
of any nation on charges until an investi
gation can be made.
The Danish consul at this port has
called a naval court of Inquiry to meet
them to Investigate the charge against
the Horsa.
Ship brokers and others interested in
the commerce of Philadelphia are pre
paring a protest to be presented to Sec
retary Carlisle and Attorney-General
Harmon against what they deem the un
warranted detention of the steamer by
this government at the instance of the
Spanish minister. They claim that the
action of the government In seizing ves
sels under suspicion is driving ships out
of the West Indian trade and injuring
the commerce of the country.
Washington, Nov. 27.—Attorney-Gen
eral Harmon declined to discuss the mat
ter of the seizure of the Danish steamer
Horsa. It is understood here that the
detention was made on the request of the
Spanish minister, Dupuey Deljome. The
treasury department was advised by Col
lector Head of his action in seizing the
vessel, and stated it was done at the in
stance of District Attorney Ingham of
Philadelphia. Outside of this informa
tion treasury officials profess to be igno
rant In the matter.
A Steamer From New Orleans, Loaded With
Cotton and Grain, Puts Into Bos
ton in Distress.
Boston, Mass., Nov, 27.—The Hamburg
American line steamer Galicia, bound
from New Orleans for Hamburg, put
Into this port today with her cargo on
fire, and anchored in the harbor.
The Galicia left New Orleans on No
vember 16, heavily laden, her cargo con
sisting principally of cotton and grain.
Captain Peitsch, the commander, states
that the passage was without incident
until Monday, although considerable bad
weather was encountered coming up the
coast. On Monday night the chief offi
cer, who was on the steamer’s bridge,
discovered tongues of flame coming
through the math deck The alarm was
immediately given, and the entire crew,
who, with the exception of the watch,
were below, hastened on deck, and also
set to work to extinguish the flames,
which had apparently gained considera
ble headway. Captain Peitsch directed
the work of the fire brigade, and upon his
orders holes were cut In the deck and
several streams of water directed into
the mainhold through these apertures.
At the time the fire was discovered the
steamer was about 300 miles east of Bos
ton, and as the efforts of the crew to ex
tinguish the flames proved unavailing,
the captain decided to make this port
for assistance. The fire is confined to
the main hold, which is filled with grain
and cotton.
From the time the fire was discovered
the officers and crew have been con
stantly at work fighting It. The crew
worked at a great disadvantage, but
managed to control the fire so that it did
not spread to the other parts of the sfcip.
There are three streams from the steam
er’s hose constantly playing on the fire,
and this evening the services of a tug
and the flreboat were enlisted. It is the
opinion of Captain Peitsch that the cargo
of grain is badly damaged, if not wholly
ruined. The cargo is probably badly
damaged by fire and water. The extent
of the damage cannot possibly be esti
mated until the fire is extinguished and
the cargo discharged. The steamer’s
decks are consfderably warped from the
heat, and she is otherwise damaged. The
agents of the Hamburg-American line' In
this city are making arrangements for
the discharge of the cargo.
He Stopped in New Orleans Where He Was
New Orleans, Nov. 27.—Mr. F. M.
Hatch, the minister of Hawaii to this
country, arrived In this city today at 6
o’clock a. m. by the Southern Pacific on
his way to Washington. He stopped over
here today and left tonight over the Lou
isville and Nashville for Washington.
In an Interview with a representative
of the Southern Associated Press Mr.
Hatch said: "I will say that the condi
tion of Hawaii at the present time is
fairly prosperous, despite the fact that
the low price of sugar has retarded com
mercial advance. I am going to Wash
ington to present my credentials to the
government of the United States as the
duly accredited minister to It from the
republic of Hawaii I shall remain at
your capital for an Indefinite period.
’’The ex-queen Is residing quietly and
without guard. She is nothing more now
than a private citizen of the country. I
think that all royalist aspirations have
been extinguished thoroughly. Anyway,
none is discovered, and it looks as though
the people were quite satisfied with an
existence under a republican form of
law'. The Dole government Is a stable
one. and, unforeseen circumstances ex
cepted. will last for some time."
Williams—Isaacs Wedding.
Richmond. Va., Nov. 27.—Mr. John
Skelton Williams of the banking house
of J. J. Williams & Sons of this city, and
president of the Georgia and Alabama
railroad, and Miss Lila Isaacs were mar
ried at the home of the bride’s father
In Ashland today. The bride Is the
granddaughter of the late William B.
Isaacs, who was known throughout the
entire country In Masonic circles.
Griffin Johnston Is Dead.
I,os Angeles, Cal., Nov. 27.—Griffin
Johnston, the youngest son of the late
MaJ.-Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, the
famous Confederate chieftain, died In
this city last night from hemorrhage of
the brain, superinduced by a fall which
he received a few days ago.
Mr. Peter McGeoch Shot Himself
Through the Head.
His Wife Had Recently Filed Suit for Oivjrce
From Him
He Was a Well-Known Speculator, and in
1883 He Attempted to Corner Hard
But the Scheme Disastrous
ly Failed.
Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 27.—About i0:30
o’clock this morning Peter McGeoch, who
lived opposite the National Soldiers'
Home in an elegant mansion, ordered
his carriage to go to the city and tlien
went upstairs. He was not seen alive
after that. Aa he did not appear the ser
vants became alarmed and instituted a
search for him. Miss Annie Bees, who
has been a servant In the house for about
a year, looked through the key hole of
the bath room door, which was locked,
and saw McGeoch lying on the floor with
a revolver in his hands. He had shot
himself through the moutli and death
was presumably instantaneous. The ser
vants immediately notified Maj. W. W.
Rowley, quartermaster of the Soldiers'
Home, an Intimate friend of Mr. Mc
Geoch, who immediately sent for Mr.
McGeoch’s son. Arthur, who resides in
the city. When found Mr. McGeoch had
on his business suit and was apparently
ready to start for the city. The servants
noticed nothing peculiar about his ac
tions before that time.
Mr. McGeoch’s suicide is taken to be
the result of divorce proceedings begun
last Monday by Mrs. McGeoch on the
ground of incompatibility of tempera
Airs. McGeoch was Mrs. Libbey of Ken
wood, a suburb of Chicago, when she met
Mr. McGeoch. They were married about
eight years ago at the Leland hotel, Chi
cago. Since their marriage they have
lived at the National Avenue homestead
of Air. McGeoch. Mr. McGeoch had three
children, a son and two daughters, who
after his marriage occupied a house on
Grand avenue which their father pro
vided. Since Mrs. McGeoch left the res
idence one of the daughters, it is said,
has been keeping house for her father.
No man was for years better known on
the Chicago and Milwaukee hoards of
trade than McGeoch. He was a daring
speculator up to the disastrous lard deal
of 1883, when he attempted to corner the
lard of the country, which scheme
failed. Dana "Wells, Jr,, -of Milwaukee
was interested wi»h him in the deal and
a long and acrimonious law suit followed.
Cleveland, O., NST 27.—The Iron Trade
Review today says:
The week has brought little change In
current buying of orders for iron and
steel, and has furnished little new light
on what may be expected as to new
prices or demand when the new year
opens. It is generally agreed that the
five weeks will be given up to quiet and
to maneuvering for positions.
Producers of pig iron, as a rule, con
tinue to regat-d the present situation as
containing several parts of artificial or
Induced weakness to one part that is
legitimate and due to an attempt to
adjust Itself. It is not expected, how
ever that the statistics of December 1
will show a reduction of stocks in No
vember, since consumption has been cur
tailed in several directions. Another
element is the fact that shipments from
furnace yards do not indicate consump
tion in all cases, and on some contracts
later deliveries are being asked. Current
sales for Bessemer iron for prompt de
livery are $12.25 In the valley, and this
has been accepted In one or two cases
by furnaces whose output will be some
what larger for the balance of the year
than was counted. A sale of 5000 tons ol
Bessemer for delivery in the first quarter
of 1896 Is reported at $13, valley furnace,
and a sale of 10,000 tons at a price some
what better._
Hawaiian Advices.
San Francisco, Nov. 27.—The corre
spondent of the United Press, per steam
er Australia, from Honolulu, under date
of November 20, says: Everything Is
quiet here. Business Is active. The
rainy season has fairly set In, together
with cold weather temperature. Since
the declaration made by the new Japa
nese commissioner, Shimamura, on the
day of his arrival, that he intended to j
actively prosecute the discussion with
this government regarding the failure to
fulfill their engagements in their immi
gration treaty with Japan, he has re
mained silent. It is now believed that
he was also cautioned by Consul Shu
nidsu, in obedience to instructions from
their legation at Washington, not to take
any aggressive attitude such as would
give color to the allegation of Minister
Castlet that Japan had designs on Ha
waii. That would be desirable at the
opening of the session in which the Ha
waiian question would come up.
The Government Won.
Philadelphia, Nov. 27.—The trial of the
suit brought by the United States
against Ex-Superintendent Bosby Shell
of the Philadelphia mint and the sureties
of his $100,000 bond to recover a portion
of the shortage caused by the thefts of
Chief Weigher Cochran, and recover an
alleged shortage of $768 in the number
of silver dollars stored in the mint when
Mr. Bosby Shells’ commission expired,
was continued in the United States dis
trict court today. The testimony-of Di
rector of Mints Preston was concluded.
The suit was brought to recover $14,010.
This afternoon the Jury rendered a ver
dict In favor of the government for
South Carolinians in Atlanta.
Atlanta, Nov. 27.—The first installment
of the South Carolina contingent reached
the city today, and eclipsed any visita
tion Atlanta has yet had on a special
day. It consists of 2000 of the Palmetto
State militia and lflf.OOO people, the entire
party having been brought over on
twelve special trains. This Is only a
past, and tomorrow's trains Will bring
as many more from South Carolina and
30,000 or 40,000 from Georgia. Atlanta
and South Carolina Day will be the great
day of the exposition. !
Presented to the President by
the Customary Giver.
The Ceremony Was Performed by Cardinal
Gibbons at Her Home.
^ President Crespo Has Been Trying to As
certain How Many Men Could Be Put
Into the Field in Case of War
With Great Britain.
Washington, Nov. 27.—President Cleve
land received his prize Thanksgiving
turkey this morning. It came by express
from Mr. Henry Vose of Westerly, R. I.,
the customary giver of the presidential
turkeys, and weighed thirty-four pounds.
The president and Mrs. Cleveland will
eat their Thanksgiving dinner at Wood
ley, their country place. They will prob
ably attend service in the morning at tha
First Presbyterian church, where Rev.
Dewitt Talmage will preach. It is not
likely that they will have any guests at
As has been the custom for years, the
public departments closed at noon today.
The marriage of Miss Daisy Gorman,
daughter of Senator Gorman of Mary
land, to Mr. Richard Johnson, son of
the late E. Kurtz Johnson, occurred at
the residence of the bride’s father at
noon today. The ceremony was a quiet
one, only the relatives of the contracting
parties being present, owing to the re
cent death of Mr. Johnson’s father.
There w'ere no bridesmaids or ushers.
The ceremony was performed by Cardi
nal Gibbons, who arrived from Balti
more this morning for that purpose. The
wedding took place in the drawing room,
which was beautifully decorated for the
occasion, the principal flowers being
White chrysanthemums. The bride was
itressed in white dutchess satin, trim
med with lace, and carried a bouquet of
orchids. She entered the drawing room
on the arm of her father, and the bridal
party took position in the front bay win
dow, which was a bower of flowers from
floor to ceiling. Mr. Johnson was at
tended by his brother, Mr. Perry John
At the conclusion of the ceremony an
elaborate wedding breakfast was served,
after which the young couple left for a
bridal tour, the direction of which was
not made known.
Information of a somewhat sensational
character with respect to the boundary
d: juute between Venezuela and Great
Britain hits leaked out here today. A
letter written by a member of President
Crespo’s cabinet to a friend in this coun
try discloses the fact that President
Crespo’s absence from the seat of govern
ment, which has attracted some atten
tion, had a purpose in view. He has
been cautiously sounding the governors
of the different provinces of the repub
lic as to the forces which they could put
Into the field in case of war. Assur
ances, It Is said, were given that a well
equipped army of 100,000 men could be
mobilized In case the president should
determine upon a movement against the
British Gulena settlers on what is
claimed to be Venezuelan territory with
a view of driving them back to the boun
dary which Venezuela asserts to be
theirs, namely, back of the Essiquibo
river. While only a part of this force
would be necessary for this purpose the
army of 100,000 men, Crespo believes,
would be necessary to meet the counter
attack which the British Guienan, with
the aid of Great Britain, would undoubt
edly make in return for Venezuela's ag
gressive movement.
President Crespo has been absent from
Caracas since the heated term began
last summer. He was understood to be
at his country home In the mountains,
about eight miles from the capital. Some
surprise has been manifested that he
should have remained away from the
capital for so long a period, the more
especially as several members of his
cabinet tendered their resignations some
time ago. It Is now explained that Pres
ident Crespo has spent only a part of this
tlm»in the mountains and that the re
mainder has been occupied as indicated.
A member of congresB from the north
west who arrived in Washington this
morning, brings with him applications
from five ex-mllltary men of prominence
In his state for commissions the Ven
ezuelan army In the event of hostilities
between that country and Great Britain,
and It Is asserted that many ex-Confed
erates stand ready to volunteer In the
Venezuelan army if war should break
out between the South American repub
lic* and England._
He Comes to Raise Funds to Release Irish
Political Loaders.
New York, Nov. 27.—James F. Egan,
the Irish politician, arrived today from
Liverpool on the Teutonic. He was ac
companied by his wife. He received an
enthusiastic welcome at the pier by many
members of the Limerick men’s assocla
Among those present to greet Mr. Egan
were O’Donnovan Rossa, Edward Byrnes
and James F. Grady. James Egan was
arrested In Birmingham, England, In
1882 with John Daley for alleged com
plicity In the dynamite programme of
that ilme. Egan was convicted and sen
tenced to life Imprisonment, but was
pardoned two years ago. Egan comes,
here to excite public sympathy and raise
funds looking to the release of all the
Irish political prisoners now held In Eng
lish prisons._
The Sports Will Observe Thanksgiving by
Following the Dogs.
Charlotte, N. C„ Nov. 27.—A special to
the Observer from Newton, N. C., says:
The all-age pointer stakes of the United
States trials began this morning and all
the full braces were run up to lunch
time. After lunch the last dog ran his
by. In this stake there were eleven
starters, and some very good ones, too.
They were braced as follows:
Rex Fast. C. A. Coolage owner, M. A.
Fly handler, against Rldgevtew Rengent,
F. A. Hodgman owner. George E. Gray
handler; Von Gull. T. T. Ashford owner;
Derose handler, against Belle, Pierre
Lorillard owner. Charles Tucker handler;
Tick Boy, Stoddard and Kldwell owners,
J. B. Stoddard handler, against Jingo. H.
T. Depau owner, N. T. Nesbitt handler;
Komas. Dr. G. Chisholm owner, D. E.
Rose handler, against Elgth Dish, F.
Dunham owner, N. R. Nesbitt handler;
Lads Lady, L. W. Blankenbaker owner,
J. H. Johnson handler, against Tama
rack, Jr., H. T. Deveraux owner; George
E. Gray handler; Tony Barry, F. R.
Hitchcock owner, J. M. Avant handler—
a bye.
The all-age setter stt.ke was drawn
Tuesday night and Is as follows; Tony
Gale, J. H. Johnson handler, against
Tony Dotlet, F. R. Hitchcock owner, J.
M. Avant handler; Gleam Pink, Man
chester Kennetts owner, N. B. Nesbitt
handler, against Revernoe, C. M. Powers
owner, W. W. Titus handler; Harold
Sklmpole, T. M. Bessel owner, George E.
Gray handler, against Tony Boy, Nor
vln T. Harris owner, D. E. Rose handler;
Minnie T., W. W. Titus owner and hand
ler, against Cynosure, Norvin T. Harris
owner, D. E. Rose handler; Joe Bowers,
Whie Befdford, owner, W. W. Titus
handler, against Rods Top, H. M. Ea
sing owner, J. M. Avant handler.
The field trials men will not observe
Thanksgiving by taking a holiday, but
will be followed by the largest crowd of
any during the week. Trials will in all
probability close Friday.
Henry Grady Remembered.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 27.—The members
of the New York Press club marched in
a body today to the Grady monument
in front of the postoffice, on Marietta
street, and placed a wreath of roses at
the feet of the statue.
President Joe Howard, Jr., made a
speech, in the course of which he said:
"Henry W. Grady's life was a bless
ing to his people. His monument stands
here as an incentive to our profession to
urge us on to greater deeds, reminding
us that we, too, may win such reward if
our deserts shall wTarrant.”
A large number of people assembled
while Mr. Howard was speaking.
Bound for Atlanta.
Charleston, S. C„ Nov. 27.—The Fourth
Brigade, the cadets of the South Caro
lina Military academy, the cadets of the
Porter Military school and 1500 civilians
left the city tonight to participate In the
celebration of South Carolina Day at the
Atlanta exposition. The excursionists
go by all of the routes out of Charleston,
each railroad running special trains for
the occasion. The Fourth Brigade, under
the command of General Anderson, go
via the South Carolina and Georgia road
and Southern.
The Minneapolis Has Gone.
Fort Monroe, Va„ Nov. 27.—After tak
ing on a supply of stores sent down from
the Norfolk navy yard this morning the
cruiser Minneapolis sailed for Smyrna
at noon.
Out of Six Hundred Million Steamboat Passen
gers Only One Hundred and Forty
Eight Were Killed.
Washington, Nov. 27.—The report of
Supervising Inspector-General Dumont
of the steamboat inspection service,
made public today, estimates the number
of passengers carried on steamboats dur
ing the year at between 600,000.000 and
700,000,000, and states the 1o3S of life at
394, of whom 143 were passengers and
246 were officers or persons employed by
the steamers. In view of the hearty sup
port given to the bureau by the secre
tary of the treasury to the efforts to
ward Improving the personnel of the ser
vice by requiring a higher standard of
qualifications, which has been secured
by a regulation compelling a written
practical examination for all applicants
for appointment as local or assistant in
spectors to ascertain their educational
as well as technical abilities, the Inspect
or-general suggests that the regulations
be followed by such regulations as will
secure permanency in office of Officers
appointed under tllSm.
Will They Get It P
Washington, Nov. 27.—The action of
the Ohio and Indiana delegations in con
gress In their respective caucuses tonight
practically settled the contest of the elec
tive officers of the house of representa
tives. Ohio decided to cast her nineteen
votes for the so-called combine ticket
and the twelve votes of the Indiana del
egation went the same way. H. U. John
ston of the Richmond district declared
his intention to vote for Mr. Henderson
for clerk.
Although Major McDowell claimed ear
lier in the evening to have votes to
spare, after the result of these caucuses
was announced to him he revised his fig
ures and said at the lowest estimate he
then had 161 votes. But 126 are necessary
to nominate. The postmastership of the
house, which was assigned to Ohio by
the combine, was tonight filled by the In
dorsement by the Ohio caucuses of Capt.
J. C. McElroy of Syracuse, O., who start
ed with five votes and who was finally
selected on the tenth ballot. Captain Mc
Elroy was an old soldier and served as
captain of Company K In the Eighteenth
Ohio Volunteer Infantry, the regiment
commanded by General Grosvenor.
The ticket whose nomination the events
of tonight Beem to foreshadow, and
which will doubtless receive the majority '
vote of Saturday's night caucus, is as
follows: Clerk, Alexander McDowell of
Pennsylvania; doorkeeper, W. D. Clenn
of New York; Sergeant-at-arms, B. F.
Russell of Missouri; postmaster, J. C.
McElroy of Ohio.
J. H. O’Neill Is Missing.
Boston. Nov. 27.—A special to the Globe
from Providence. R. I., says Treasurer J.
H. O'Neill of the American Handsewed
Shoe company, and the confident agent of
President Joseph Banlgan of the United
States Rubber company, has mysterious
ly disappeared from the city. He left a
week ago and nothing has been heard of
his whereabouts since that time. The
officials of the company are now engaged
In making an examination of his affairs.
For the company of which he was treas
urer he handled a large amount of money,
in the neighborhood of $50,000 a month.
The offices here was the settling place
for the general offices, which is located
in Omaha, Neb.
In January last, beside being treasurer
and secretary, O'Neill was elected the
general manager of the whole concern.
A week ago O'Neill told a confident
that he was going away for a day or two.
He asked this friend to pick up all his
personal papers and correspondence and
burn them, and to put everything Into
shape so that if any one wished to do so
they could make an examination of his
O'Neill Is thought by friends to have
taken his life thro.ugh despondency and
physical ailments.
The Guarantee Company of North
America is surety for the missing man
on a bond of $10,000.
Four Clerks Fired.
Washington, Nov. 27.—As a result of
the investigation Into the recent destruc
tion and mutilation of treasury records
In the theft of obsolete International rev
enue stamps attached to records. Secreta
ry Carlisle today dismissed four employes
—one a clerk and three colored laborers.
Their names are C. D. Vlnlng, Orville
Bacon, A. B. Hopkins and Charles Ed
Newspaper Correspondents Will
Be Kept Busy
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The Irasci’ ^ Joutelle of Maine Will Have a
G< to nor Oates’ Friends Aro at Sea as to
-low He Stands on the Silver Ques
tion Since His La3t Inter
Washington, Nov. 27.—(Special Corre
spondence.)—Next week the portly gen
tleman who presides over the destiny of
this nation of ours will look out of his
window in his residence at the head of
Pennsylvania avenue and seeing the
flags floating from the poles on the two
wings of the capitol at the other end of
the avenue will turn away withka deep
sigh, for he will realize that he has ‘‘con
gress on his hands" again.
Next Monday at the hour of noon Clerk
Kerr of the house of representatives will
call that body to order, while at the other
end of the building Vice-President Ste
venson will let fall his gavel, announc
ing the convention of congress in its fif
ty-fourth session.
That the corning session of congress
will be filled with many Interesting
events is a foregone conclusion. The
irascible but harmless Boutelle will find
an opportunity to express himself about
yueen Lll, for'there will be another hand
than that of Crisp ahold of the gavel,
and another bearer of the mace than the
popular Ike Hill, and the gentleman from
Maine will find plenty of room for his
fantastic gyrations. Tillman, the one
eyed gentleman of dispensary fame, will
disturb the tranquillity of the solemn sen
ate by his murder of the queen’s English
and his denunciation of the administra
tion. Howard, author and libeler, will
give.scenes from his “If Christ Came to
Congress,” and the chances of hts hav
ing several engagements to fill in which
"coffee and pistols for two” will figure
mms not Improbable. Chandler, dupe
of ltube Kolb and Warren Reese, and ex
champlon tail-twister of the British lion,
Will cavort up and down the aisles of the(
senate chamber while ills newspaper up
in New England screams In imitation of
the American eagle. Yes, there will be
plenty of incidents to keep the genial
correspondents of the American press on
the alert, and the young man who pushes
the pencil for the State Herald promises
to keep up with the procession, (
Asking for Light.
The friends and acquaintances of Gov
ernor Oates, and they are thousands, are
a little muddled as to where the ex-rep
resentatlve from the Third Alabama dis
trict is really "at" on the financial ques
tion. Some who heard the governor on
the stump In Alabama, when he was
canvassing In the state, with the Hon. R.
H. Clarke from Mobile as a drawing; at
traction, remember that ha posed as a
defender of the course of the national ad
ministration, and at the same time ex
pressed a friendliness for silver; a posi
tion which to say the least, is hardly un
derstood in Itself. Then they remember
that not so long ago, In an Interview In
an Atlanta paper, Governor Oates was
quoted as having said that he had made
100 speeches In Alabama favoring "sound
money” and a vast majority of the people
of the state were with him. Then they
remember other Interviews In which the
governor Is quoted as saying the silver
"craze” was dead and never to be resur
rected. And nOw they read over his own
signature that he stands on his speech
and votes In the extra session of the
Fifty-third congTess. when he favored
the free coinage of sliver at 20 to 1 ratio,
and failing In that he favored the Bland
Alltson act. They are asking themselves
if In his race for the senate, the governor
finding that the ground of an uncondi
tional Indorser of the views of President
Cleveland was already occupied by the
blue-eyed boy from the Gulf City, he has
turned back to the middle ground In the
hopes of catching the votes of the con
servative silver element In the party.
Personal and Pertinent.
Since the recent promulgation of the
order to the different sub-treasuries to
pay the express charges on all gold sent
to the treasury, and on the notes sent in
exchange, the secretary Is dubbed as
Mr. D. H. Brown of Birmingham was
in the city last week.
A Schooner and Cargo Was Wrecked on the
Jacksonville Jetties Through the
Captain's Mistake.
Jacksonville, Fla., Nov. 27.—The
schooner H. S. Lanefair, Captain John
son, bound from Baltimore to this port,
pounded across the north Jetty at 2
o’clock this morning and is now beached
In the river Svllh her bottom badly in
jured and her cargo is also badly dam
aged. The cargo consisted of 1400 barrels
of oil, sixty tons of salt and miscella
neous packages consigned In part to the
Standard Oil company and to John G.
Christopher, resident manager.
The accident occurred by a mistake of
Captain Johnson In reading the lights.
The captain was at the wheel at the
time and the pilot was below asleep In
the captain's bunk, hence no blame can
be attached to the pilot.
The vessel missed the mouth of the
Jetty and struck on the shoals north of
the north Jetty. The tide was making
Inward and she pounded southward and
over the Jetty. The vessel was imme
diately put to sea and anchored off tha
bar. At daylight this morning the tug
Kate Spencer went out and found that
the schooner had 10 feet of water in her
hold and was rapidly sinking. A hawser
was attached, the anchor was slipped
and the Spencer brought the vessel in
When inside Captain Johnson halloed
to Captain Broward of the tug that he
was sinking rapidly. Captain Broward
accordingly beached her. The Lalnfalr
now lies between Pilot Town and Mil*
The schooner Lalnfalr was 138 feet
long, 32 feet beam, 10 feet depth of hold
and was of 402 gross and 382 net ton
age. She was built In Baltimore In ’84
and was owned by Gray, Ireland & (3o.
and others of that city.

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