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Prince Bismarck and His Son,
Count Herbert, Receive a
SOME AWFUL PLAIN TALK
By Editor Stead, TVlio is
Coached by tlie Dowager
A MINISTERIAL DYNASTY
Is Claimed to be Bismarck's Pet
Scheme, to Which He is Bend
ing All His Energies.
HERBERT IS PAPA'S LITTLE BOY,
But Has Inherited Only His Father's
Brutality, While the latter Has
Lost His Sagacity.
TIERIBLE CHAEGES BLUNTLY MADE
The London Contemporary Review pub
lishes a terrible denunciation of Prince Bis
marck and his son Herbert. The article is
written by Editor Stead, of the Pall
Mall Gazette, but is supposed to be in
spired by the Dowager Empress
Victoria. The charges of political
dishonesty, and worse, are made in plain
language, and without any attempt to
soften its harshness. The Prince is charged
with being willing to use any means to
create a ministerial dynasty for the benefit
of his son, and that his hatred of Frederick
III. and his wife was caused by their in
dependence and liberal views.
rBY CABLE TO TnE DISPATCH.
London, January 30. A fierce attack on
Bismarck, written ior the Contemporary
Jtcvietc and anticipated by the morning
papers, receives great attention. The fact
of the article being unsigned, contrary to
the custom of the Contemporary licriea, has
aroused all sorts of rumors as to the author
ship. The conclusion that it was directly
inspired by the Empress Frederick and her
anti-Bismarckian entourage is immediately
jumped at, but there is endless and fruitless
guessing as to the identity of the actual
writer, which is supposed to be an unknow
Mr. Stead, editor of the Pall Hall Gazette,
Count Herbert JSttiuarck, One of the Roasted.
wrote the article, a tact which precludes
any idea of Empress Frederick having com
municated directly with the author. The
fact also that Mr. Stead's newspaper, be
sides being the best newspaper in England,
is accepted, as the English organ of Bussia,
would, under ordinary circumstances, de
tract from the force of any attack on Bis
marck by its editor.
Inspired From a nigh Source.
But I can say with certainty that in this
case Stead's writings, whether accurate or
not, are inspired from a high source, and,
as they are certainly to be the object of pro
longed discussion, I think it worth while to
send the following extracts:
"We shall have no more petticoats meddling
in politics now." Such, except that petticoats
Is substituted for a word too coarse to print.
was the characteristic exclamation which burst
from the lips of Count Herbert Bismarck on
the death of the Emperor Frederick. The re
mark was as significant as it was characteristic.
Connt Herbert Bismarck,tbe pivot in the action
of the piece now being played out, scene after
scene, by the relentless fates, is the son of .his
father. That is his only distinction, for the
father happens to be a great power in the new
German Empire, and Herbert is his heir. A
desire to secure the succession of the Chancel
lorship to Count Herbert is the clew to the
policy of Prince Bismarck, without which it ap
pears an inexplicable tangle of brutalities.
To Found a Ministerial Dynasty.
What we are witncssinc in Berlin is a deter
mined attempt on the part of the most power
ful statesmen of the century to form a minis
terial dynasty. Prince Bismarck, though su
preme in Germany, is not immortal. He is
aging fast. Like many other men of strong
character, he believes that lie has been priv
ileged to know the date of his death. He will
not die, he is convinced, until 1890. He will not
be living beyond 1S91. Given these two factors,
first, the possession of almost absolute power,
and, secondly, the conviction that he must lay
it down in five years at the utmost, it was in
evitable that he should cast about for a suc
cessor to whom he could hand over the im
perial majordomoship which he had spite his
life in creating.
Consciously or unconsciously, Prince Bis
marck followed the example of all men who
have founded dynasties since the world began.
Ho selected as his heir his eldest son, and his
determination to Becure the succession of
Count Herbert to the Chancellorship is the
secret clew to the recent events which have
scandalized Europe. Before Count Herbert
was taken up for development he was regarded
as a rather disreputable representative of his
A Touch 1 onrm Man.
In his hot youth he had got mixed upin some
broil about a woman at Bonn, out of which he
had to slash his way with a sword, receiving by
way of a memento an ugly cut across the head
in a duel, which fortunately did not end fatally
for either party. He was wounded in the thigh
in that cavalry fightwhich the Klonischeef Juno
suggests was due to a non-existent telgram that
reached Bazaine in a round-about-fashion
from Sir Robert Morier. After the war he did
nothing to distinguish himself until he figured
in a great scandal, which serves still further to
accentuate his view of woman. Woman, in
the ejes of the barbarian, is a combination of
milch cow and household drudtre. Low though
this ideal may be. it is higher than that which
exists while she is regarded as a mere vehicle
After this escapade Count Herbert was set to
work, and in a year or two he developed con
siderable aptitude for official duties. Shortly
after that he blossomed forth into the full
dignity of Minister of Foreign Affairs. His
importance, how ever, was solely derived from
tho intimacy of his relations with his father.
Except Prince Bismarck, who is Mayor of the
palace, and his heir, no one counted for any
thing at Berlin, and the heir only counted be
cause he was at the same time his father's
A Horrlblo Accusation.
When the old Kaiser died, there was for a
moment a period of painful suspense and in
decision in tbe mind of the palace. His op
ponents, maddened by his hatred, accuse
Prince Bismarck of meditating the doing to
death of Emperor Frederick in order to gain
his end. They assert that when the Imperial
Chancellor brought Frederick HI. from San
Remo to Berlin in the depth of winter, he cal
culated that a chapter of accidents might,
during the journey, accelerate the progress of
For what, it is asked by those who think the
Chancellor capable of any crime which for
wards his cause, what other conceivable motive
could Prince Bismarck have bad in declaring
that he couldn't answer for the consequences
if the unfortunate Emperor did not cross the
Alps in the depth of a severe winter? Either
the Emperor would have refused to risk a
journey, in which case tbe Prince might have
proclaimed a regency, or he would at any risk
proceed to Berlin, io which case be might die
en route. Either alternative wonld have suitod
As we know, neither alternative occurred.
The Emperor stood the journey better than
was expected, and Prince Bismarck, after
seeing him, went so far as to declare there
never had been any necessity for the journey
northward. So easy is it for statesmen to per
suade themselves after the event, when their
schemes miscarry, that they have been entirely
Hostile Encllsh Influence.
The influence of the Empress Victoria he
had always reckoned upon as hostile to all his
peculiar ideas. That influence was now para
mount, and none could say bow long it might
last. That a woman, and that woman an En
glish woman, a liberal saturated with pro
gressive ideas, should practically have tbe
Emperor of Germany in her hand and should
control the master of the master of Germany,
was enough to give Prince Bismarck the night
mare. Yet, after all, n hat could he do T His own
dynasty was not sufficiently consolidated for
him to venture upon an arbitrary deposition of
Frederick IIL, and yet, unless the Emperor
died, all hope of tbe assured accession of Count
Herbert must perish. Of this he speedily sat
isfied himself by practical experiment. He re
peatedly sent his son and heir presumptive to
trausact business with the Emperor, only to
find that Frederick III. refused to deal with any
but the Chancellor himself. If the Emperor
lived, therefore, one dream ot the old Chancel
lor's life would bo thwarted. Count Herbert
could never be the Chancellor of Frederick HI.
This was bad enough, but soon a worse fear
arose to haunt the Chancellor's mind. He
knew that Frederick IIL would have none of
his son Herbert.
ItlMiinrck MiKht Lose His Job.
He began to suspect, or rather his suspicions
began to deepen into conviction, that if tho
Emperor lived he might even dispense with tbe
services of Prince Bismarck himself. The lib
eral Emperor would manage the imperial edi
fies which he and the old Emperor had labori
ously built up through Stuim Und Drang, with
blood and iron, and here was this idealist
Kaiser, with one foot In the grave, and his will
practically controlled by his English wife, pre
suming to dream of overthrowing the Bismarck
dynasty and launching upon all kind of frisky
Who could bo surprised if he had wished that
tho cancer would make haste? Not even the
exhausting ordeal of tbe chamber of death
could blind the royal pair to the fact that they
owed it to their country that the reign of Fred
erick III. should be distinguished by at least
one signal and unmistakable indication of the
liberal and progressive policy on which the
Emperor had set his heart from his youth up.
The opportunity soon presented itself. Hcrr
von Puttkammcr, the Minister of the Interior.
had for years used all the authority of the
State in order to convert the administration
into an electioneering agency for Prince Bis
marck. Puitkammer represented the corrup
tion and coercion by which the civil service
had been converted into a mere tool of the
In a Dilemmn.
Puttkammer managed the elections, coerced
employes of the State, and generally did every
thing which a Pnnee who honorably declared
for constitutional methods without any reserve
must most heartily detest. It was resolved that
Puttkammer must be dismissed.
The Chancellor found himself in a dilemma.
The dismissal of Puttkammer would unques
tionably be popular. Should he.then,endeavor
to gain the credit of his removal by associating
himself conspicuosly with tbe decree of dis
missal. Prince Bismarck showed unmistakable
traces of being in sore straits. He lost nerve,
and the keen decisiveness of judgment which
formerly distinguished him seemed to have
disappeared. It will probably surprise the
German public to know that so much was
Prince Bismarck at a loss what to do that tbe
day before the Emperor signed the decree of
dismissal, the Chancellor advised him to do it,
and the day after it appeared ho went Dack on
his advice and declared that the Emperor bad
gone too far.
If anyone in high places ventures to deny
this there is a simple test of the accuracy of
this statement. Errperor Frederick kept his
diary down to within a few days of his death.
In the diary he noted down all the more im
portant events of his life. If the entries are
examined before and after the dismissal of
Puttkammer they will furnish ample confirma
tion of what is here stated as to Prince Bis
marck's vaccination and indecision.
Wnlllng lor Death.
Another subject on which Prince Bismarck
could not make up his mind was, whether or
not the necessity of preserving his own position
justified his declaring a regency. Tho difficulty
in his path was the. danger that Sir Morcll
Mackenzie wouldn't certify to the incapacity
of the patient, and also tbe probabi.ity which
deepened into a certainty after the horrible ac
cident of the canula, that the Emperor would
die too soon to make it worth while to run the
risk and to incur the friction of a regency. So
after much dnbitation, occasioning no small
addition to the suspense in the palace. Prince
Bismarck ultimately decided to wait for death,
which didn't tarry, but made baste. The end
came at last to tho suffering of the Emperor
and Bismarck was left free to establish his
dynasty in peace.
Macnanimity is not a Bismarckian virtue.
He had triumphed, but that wasn't enough to
console him for the anxieties of the late reign.
It was necessary to punish those who had in
anyway been associated with the sovereign
who had dared to believe that Germany might
continue to exist even if Bismarck were no
Tnking Vengeance on n Woman.
First and foremost came tho unhappy lady
who had shared for SO years the sorrows and
joys of the dead, and who had dared, after all
these years, to remain English at heart. Upon
her, therefore, widowed and forlorn, fell
the first vengeance of the offended Chancellor.
All the blows aimed at Sir Jlorell Mackenzie
fell upon the widowed Empress, who had sup
ported the authority of the English doctor,
and who knew that her husband had trusted
him and had been grateful for his skill and at
tendance to the very last. The envenomed at
tacks of the reactionary press never ceased.
She, whose position ought to have commanded
universal sympathy, found herself isolated, de
nounced and slighted. Seldom has doctrine of
vse victis been more ruthlessly enforced. She
was constrained under threats of pecuniary
pressure to surrender her dead husband's man
uscripts, and it was at one time rumored that
she was under arrest.
The Emperor William II., a headstrong and
energetio man, reared under the magic of Bis
marckian triumph, showed himself no inapt
pupil. In early youth, while still living nnder
the parental roof, he was a docile and affec
tionate boy. It was not until be went to study
at Bonn, when 16 years old, that the estrange
ment began which has yielded such bitter fruit.
A Wayward Boy.
The officers of the garrison at Bonn flattered
the lad, filled his foolish young head with
dreams of playing tbe role of second Frederick
the Great, and Inculcated a spirit of self-regarding
ambition, the end of which has not yet
been seen. His parents endeavored to check
the workings of this moral poison. His com
rades encouraged him to defy their warnings.
He drew his allowance from his grandfather,
not from his father, and the approval of Bis
marck was more to him than the love and
esteem of his mother. So little did he care for
tbe feelings of others that he treated the Prince
of Wales with such discourtesy as to render it
difficult for his Royal Highness again to
meet his nephew, a fact of which the public was
made aware when both the Pnnce and Kaiser
visited the Emperor of Austria, but carefully
avoided meeting each other in the capital of
the host. Count Herbert outheroding Herod
in the brusque brutality of his manner, forced
the Prince to take the extreme step of break
ing off relations with those who received tbe
Count as a friend. The boycott is said to be
The article further says that the perse
cution of Morier and Geffcken is due to
Bismarck's hatred of them as the friends of
Emperor Frederick. In conclusion, the
writer declares that Bismarck has reached
such supreme power as to have lost his
sagacity, and that Count Herbert has in
herited.only his father's brutality.
IT WILL JNT0T WIN.
Some Tblnk the Backbone of the Now
York Car Strike is Broken Jail bo Hil
ton's HotelWniters Refuse to Servo
Meals to the Policemen.
New- Yokk, January 30. The fact that
the public has not been entirely bereit of
surface street car transportation has been a
disquieting element to the strikers, and
hence the determined effort to check the
running of the Third avenue cars. In this
the strikers have been entirely unsuccessful
and new doubts crept among them, and
were to-day uttered by the men as car after
car was trundled out from the various
"Some have gone back to work, and I am
not going to be frozen out and left," said
one striker of a group which this afternoon
stood watching the passage of a car driven
by a man whom they knew. This feeling
was found to have grown widely to-day,
though superficially the men all endeavor
to be brave. Some are actually so. Super
intendent Skitt, of the Fourth avenue line,
late this afternoon stated that he then had
under protection 150 new men, and some of
the strikers had come back, but of these he
selected only the best ones. They would be
taken, however, only one by one, and in
dividually, upon application.
Directly opposite the Fourth avenue sta
bles is the great structure built by A. T.
btewart for a women's home, and which is
now the Park Avenue Hotel. Superintend
ent Skitt had issued to the police on duty
about the depot meal checks upon the Park
Avenue Hotel. A platoon ot officers re
paired there for supper, but the table waiters
of the house, who belong to unions, refused
to serve them with food, and the policemen
went away to another hotel, where their
checks were honored. And now the
Park Avenue waiters will doubtless be
forced to seek other quarters in which to
serve victuals to the public, because Judge
Henry Hilton, who controls all the Stewart
hotels, when lie learned the facts this even
ing, declared that he would rather close up
the hotel than that such an affront should
be offered to men doing their duty as the
police are doing.
Chief Murray Relieves the spirit of the
strikers is broken and its backbone of de
termination will fold up at an early date.
There is not a little drunkenness to-night,
which is not a desirable element in the eyes
of the police.
BISMARCK DECLAEES WAS.
Auckland Advices Say the Germans and
Samoans Are Now Deadly JSncmlcs.
Auckland, N. Z., January 30. Samoa
advices say that the Germans have declared
war against Mataafa, and that probably all
the Samoans will join agaiust the Germans.
A MERCHANT MARINE
Needed to Act as a Naval Reserve In Time
"Washington, January 30. The Amer
ican Shipping and Industrial League met
here in annual session to-day. General
Joseph "Wheeler, of Alabama, presided, and,
in taking the chair, delivered a short ad
dress briefly reviewing the history of Amer
General Pitkin, of Louisiana, delivered
the first regular address of the session. His
subject was "The Behabilitation of Our
Merchant Marine, a National and Not a
Party Question." He regarded the re
establishment of American shipping as of
the utmost importance to our national pros
perity. No nation, he believed, could
attain the maximum of prosperity
without a great merchant fleet, which
in time of war would serve as a
naval reserve. He spoke of the Samoan
r affair as an example of the indignities to
which we are in constant danger of being
compelled to suffer at the hands of foreign
powers. His address was a Etrong argument
in favor of Government aid to American
shipping by subsidy and by discrimination
in its favor.
Aiter appointing committees on perma
nent organization and resolutions the con
IRON IN VIRGINIA.
Rich Deposits Sold to Have Been Discovered
Lexington, Va., January 30. Excite
ment is intense here over the discovery of
an immense mountain of the richest iron
ore, which rivals in quality and vast de
posit the famous iron beds of Birmingham.
It was discovered by persons who went out
to investigate the newly opened property
called Uucna Vista, on the line of the
Shenandoah Valley and Richmond and
Allegheny Railroads, within a few miles of
this town. Chemists pronounce the ore
more than 59 per cent pure and high grade.
This it is thought, will insure the building
of a new city. Business here is nearly sus
pended, and people will not talk of any
thing but the discovery and the prospects
of a new Pittsburg or Birmingham.
P0SEI IS LEADING.
The Indications Are Thnt He Will Win His
Fight for Congress.
Evansville, Ind., January 30 Owing
to lack of rapid communication returns
from a large part of the First Congressional
district are not in. Estimates on the basis
of returns already in give Posey, Republi
can, the district by near 1,000 over Parrett,
Democrat, for the fractional term of Con
gress. Not much over half the votes were
cast Parrett was elected over Posevin No
vember for ne Congress by 20 plurality.
ADEU, SOUTH PEM!
The Yanderbilt's Gobble the Pet Par
allel That Was to be and Will
TURN IT OYER TO THE PENNSI.
All the Pittsburg Interest In the line Sold
to the Millionaire Magnates.
IT WILL PEESEEVB TRUNK HAEMOhT,
But the Dull Thud Will be Painfully Felt is tbe Old
The South Penn is past hope. The Van
derbilts now have control, and will keep
their bargain with the P. R. R. The Pitts
burg interests, following in the footsteps of
the Hostetter estate, have sold out The
terms are private, but the positlveness of
the assertion overshadows the question of
cash. Harmony, will be preserved among
the trunk lines, and the publio he d !
(SPECIAL TILEGBAJI TO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, January 30. The destiny of
the South Penn Railroad has at last been
Probably few announcements conld he
made that wonld be more heartily welcomed
by railroad managers and investors than the
one the Sun is now in a position to make
regarding that disturbing enterprise.
The indications are that an agreement as
to its disposition was arrived at two months
or so ago, when the New York Central and
Pennsylvania railroads entered into a new
traffic and rate alliance soon after the Cen
tral's open reduction in "West-bound rates.
The Sun asserted at that time that some
understanding as to what should be dc A
with tho South Pennsylvania scheme was
the basis of the new agreement. Events
have proved the correctness of the infor
mation then obtained.
The Plttsbursers Sell Out,
The control of the scheme has been gradu
ally drifting toward the Vanderbilts for
sometime. The death of Br. Hostetter, of
Pittsburg, helped the movement, which has
since that event been gaining momentum,
so that on Tuesday negotiations for the pur
chase by the "Vanderbilts of the Pittsburg
interest in the concern were successfully
The Vanderbilts have all along been in a
position to make or mar the enterprise, but
they had incurred in the beginning moral
obligations to the other promoters that they
couldn't ignore. They haven't for a ionsr:Mrs. Logan had no idca.of partinetwitK tbe
time desired to see the work of construction
resumed, and as the scheme has served this
purpose they were willing to get rid of it.
Will Tarn It Over to the P. R. R.
The price paid for the Pittsburg interest
has not been made public; in fact the entire
transaction has been carefully guarded.
"While no authoritative information can
be obtained on the subject, it is perfectly
well understood that the Vanderbilts will in
due time turn the whole outfit over to the
Pennsylvania Bailroad, as they agreed to
do when the great "West Shore deal was
made. There is only one way to look at the
transaction, and that is as a most important
step toward the preservation of harmony
among the trnnk lines.
Jnst for Effect.
PROM A STAFF CORRESPONDENT.
Hareisbueg, January 30. The South
Penn Bailroad Company filed its annual
report to-day. As the road is incomplete
and quiescent nothing, of course, appears in
it but a statement of its capital stock and
funded debt. ,
A REMARKABLE SWINDLEE DEAD.
The Hero of Graveyard Insurance Frauds
Dies In the Penitentiary.
tSPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. I
Charleston, January 30. The death
of Dr. L. M. Shaffer in the State Peniten
tiary last night, recalls the most remarkable
series of criminal transactions known
to police records the bond swindling
insurance case. Dr. Shaffer bore an un
blemished reputation for honor and probity
among his fellow men, but he had led a
double life. In connection with the
bonds he had used his official position
in the Royal Templars of Temperance, an
insurance organization, to defraud it by the
enrollment ot fictitious names on tbe mem
bership list, and by furnishing proofs of the
deaths of the alleged members and obtain
ing the insurance money thereon.
The grotesque and ghastly nature of the
mock funerals and reinterments of real
bodies stolen from the potter's field under
fictitious names, has hardly a parallel in
fiction. Dr. Shaffer was the leading spirit
in the celebrated corpse trust, which de
frauded the United States Mutual and
a number of other life insurance companies
out of thousands of dollars. The ring
leaders were convicted and sentenced to the
penitentiary last year. The body of Dr.
Shaffer was interred in the Penitentiary
Cemetery, but will be removed by his two
sons as soon as they have served ont their
AGAINST THE PINKERTONS.
A Very Stringent Measure Introduced In the
Springfield, III., January 30. The
anti-Pinkerton agitation which, has been
going on in Illinois, and which formed the
chief issue in the recent election for Gov
ernor, culminated to-day in the introduc
tion of a notable bill in the Legislature.
The author is Representative O'Toole, and
the object is stated to be "to prevent the
importation of armed men or associations of
men into this State for the purpose of police
The bill provides a heavy fine and im.
prisonment for violations. Sheriffs appoint
ing non-resident deputies will also be liable
under the act.
The Cabinet Believed lo Be Practically
Complete A Representative for the
Pacific Slope Cnllom's Plan
to Fix- New York.
(SPECIAL TZLIOBAM TO THE DISFATCR.l
Indianapolis, January 30. The hopes
of the anti-Hoosier Blainites have been
pretty thoroughly crushed by the persistent
reports from the East to the effect "that
-Blaine has alreadv been tendered and
'has accented his portfolio. Thev
are very sore about it, though, and
say harder things than ever about the man
from Maine. Taking for granted the truth
of dispatches from the East that Blaine,
Allison, Alger and Wanamaker are already
settled upon, a man who has assumed to
have confidential relations with the President-elect
to-night says that Henderson,
Swift and "Warner Miller will be the rest of
Estee is regarded by some as havine abet
ter chance to represent the Pacific slope
than Swift. Otherwise the slate is regarded
as practically complete. Some few here
still hope that Indiana will have a
representative in the Cabinet, but
the majority have banished thy de
lusion. Considerable doubt is expressed
as to which of the two places, the navy or
the postoffice, "Wanamaker is down for.
That he will have one of them is admitted.
Wisconsin is still urging the claims of Jerry
.Busk for the "War Department.
A dispatch from Chicago says that Sena
tor Culloni says that Blaine and Allison
will surely be in the Cabinet "This con
struction of the Cabinet," he said, "is made
more difficult by the action of Congress in
the matter of the bill wideniny the
SCODe Of thfi ArrrinnHlirnl TlptinWmanf
The bill has passed the House and is now
hung up on some technicality that I do not
understand, but believe relates to bringing
the signal service under the head of the same
department. If it was not for thl T thinV
the bill would pass at once, and when it
uoes every one in Washington is agreed that
the head of the department would be a mem
ber of the Cabinet The creation of this
office may simplify the situation in New
BLAINE HOUSE HUNTING
He Wants to Rent Mr. Logan's House, as It
is Suitable for Entertainments.
(SPECIAL TELEQBAM TO TnE DISPATCH.
" "Washington, January 30. Mr. and
Mrs. Blaine are in active quest of a house
suitable for the purposes of entertaining.
Their quarters at the Normandie were taken
simply as a temporary shift, and since he
has been assured that he was to he Secretary
of State, Mr. Blaine has been quietly, but
busily, engaged in a search for a house. A
short time ago Mrs. Blaine called at Calu
met place, the home of the late General Lo
gan, and asked permission to look over the
house, not for the purpose of buying, but
with a view of getting some ideas from the
model arrangement of that old homestead.
Mrs. Blaine carried a very enthusiastic
report to Mr. Blaine, and that centli-mnn
called bright and early this morning and
wasshown over the house by Mrs. Tucker.
He inspected the house from cellar to gar
rett, and was very much pleased with the
arrangement and size of the rooms and was
particularly impressed with the beautiful
memorial hall which has just been com
pleted. Calumet Place is filled with rare
bric-a-bracs, and souvenirs collected by
General and Mrs. Logan, and presents a
very attractive appearance. At the con
clusion of his inspection it is understood
Mr. Blaine made Mrs. Tucker a very hand
some offer tor the premises, to be transmit
ted to her mother, hnt he was infnmipil thnt
property, which is increasing in value every
JI00EE, THE BIG DEFAULTEE.
Indianapolis Authorities Refuso to be Re
sponsible for His Escape.
Indianapolis, January 30. The flight
of Joseph A. Moore, the great insurance de
faulter, continues to interest the public.
There is about as much mystery regard
ing the time of his departure as about
the methods he pursued in making
such a big haul. Many people are of the
opinion that he got out of the city as long
ago as last Friday evening, and that all the
stories about his having been seen and con
versed with on Saturday, Sunday and Mon
day are mere stories by his numerous
friends, who took this method of covering np
his flight so as to give him a good start.
The dispatch from Hartford this morning
stating that all the iacts as to Moore's de
falcations were placed in the hands of the
prosecuting authorities of Indianapolis a
week ago created no Ifttle astonishment, as
it placed the responsibility for Moore's es
cape upon the local authorities. Prosecuting
Attorney Mitchell, when shown the dis
patch from Hartford, said with emphasis:
So far as I am concerned it is totally false.
Not one word has ever been said to me by rep
resentatives of the company or anyone else
which has evaded any desire to prosecute
Moore. I am here attending to my official
duties every day. If anyone desires to see me,
I can be found without tbe least trouble. These
people in tho East may want to put the
responsibility for their delay on somebody else,
but they cannot place it on me. I have been
told that one of the general officers of the com
pany, and tbe person who now has entire
charge of the company's affairs here, is stop-
Einc at the Bates House. He certainly would
ave no trouble to find me. I do not even
know him by sight.
THE BANK K0LL CAUGHT HEE.
A New York Girl Says Yes to a Rough
Iiooklns; Michlgander With Boodle.
(SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
Ransomville, N. Y., January 30. A
wedding of a romantic character has just
been solemnized at Lewiston, this county.
For several months past Miss Minnie Rals
ton, a pretty young lady of that village,
has kept up a correspondence with a Mr.
Rupert, of Pompeii, Mich., whom she had
never seen. He arrived at Lewiston oueday
last week, and called on Miss Balston. He
said: "My clothes .look rough, and they are
tough, bnt nevertheless I have a large heart
and a good bank account." He then showed
her his bank book, showing that he had
several thousand dollars, in a bank in a
small village in Michigan.
"Will you marry me?" he then asked
Miss Ralston, and she sweetly replied: "I
will." They have just been made man and
wife by the Rev. Mr. Turner, of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church. Mr. Rupert made
nis wite a wedding present of $500. They
will soon leave to make their home in
E0MANCE IN LOW LIFE.
A New Jersey Police Court Prisoner Is Now
an English Swell.
Paterson, N. J., January 30. Thomas
Matthews was proprietor of a notorious den
in this city called the "White Elephant,
which was raided recently by the police,
when Matthews and several women were
captured. The latter were committed to
jail, but Matthews was released on $500 bail.
Two days after the raid Matthews received
word from England that his father had died,
leaving him upward oi 5300,000.
He kept the matter a profound secret,
packed his trunks anddeparted on the next
steamer. He made his bondsman secure,
however, and when his case came before
conrt to-day the facts were made public.
The women denouncej Matthews for not
securing their release. One of them claims
to be his wife.
Hon, John IT. Clayton, of Arkansas, a
SHOT AND KILLED IN COLD BLOOD.
The Cowardly Assassin Escapes Without
leaving Any Clew.
A NATIONAL TOPIC OP DISCUSSION.
The Legislators Offers a Reward of 5,000 for the
Arrest of the Murderer.
The cowardly assassination of Hon. John
M. Clayton, of Arkansas, and a contestant
for the Congressional seat of C. B. Breckin
ridge, is exciting great interest, both in
his native State and at "Washington. The
reports are somewhat contradictory, some
claiming that the crime was prompted by
politics, and others denying it. So far there
is no clew lo the perpetrator of the deed.
(SPECIAL TELEORAJt TO TBE DISPATCH.
Plummekyille, Ark., January 30.
The cowardly assassination of Hon. John
M. Clayton last night has caused great ex
citement throughout Conway county. The
Republicans are furious, and are making
the wildest kind of charges without a par
ticle of evidence on which to base the alle
gations. The news of the murder spread rapidly,
and at 10 o'clock this morning, when Coro
ner Stagg arrived, the streets were crowded
with people. All the farmers within ten
miles of Plummerville came in and dis
cussed the affair. The house in which
Colonel Clayton's bddy lay was surrounded
by hundreds of people all the morning, but
admission was denied by order of the Cor
oner. The first discovery made this morning was
made under the window through which the
charge of buckshot passed, that let out Clay
ton's life. A revolver, half concealed in
some rubbish, was picked up, and this is the
only clew so far obtained. It is rather pe
culiar that the assassin should use a shot
gun and leave a revolver. All sorts of ru
mors and stories involving the names of
some of the best known citizens of the State
are afloat, but the gossip is of the malicious
kind, and there is no evidence to support it
Hon. John M. Clayton arrived here last
week for the purpose of taking depositions
in his contest against Hon. C. R. Breckin
ridge. The election in this, the Second
District, was very close, and both sides
charged fraud. About 104 depositions had
been taken; "W. D. Alnutt, of Morrillton,
acting as notary public. After the hearing
had adjourned yesterday evening, Alnutt
and Clayton went to the boarding house of
Jttrs. M. u. uravens. a, i. Womack, ot
Benton, Saline county, was stopping at the
same boarding house for the night, and at
the time ot the assassination was in
the room with Alnutt and
Clayton. Just before the shot
was fired "Womack had been sitting at the
window and leaning on a small table, on
which stood a lamp. He was doing some
figuring, and after completing his work
.arose and Mr. Alnutt took the seat near the
window. He read an article from the
Arkansas Gazette, after which he arose and
walked around the room. Then Colonel
Clayton dropped into the chair, and.be had
not fairly seated himself whe.the fatal
shotWas fired. The charge was buckshot,
and the load struck the unfortunate poli
tician under the right ear, breaking his
neck and killing him instantly. The blinds
were half closed and the shot extinguished
the lamp on the table, leaving the room in
Alnutt exclaimed, "The lamp has ex
ploded and killed him."
Womack replied: "No; some one shot
through the window. "-
The two men could hear the blood trick
ling from Clayton's neck to the floor, and
when the lamp was again lighted Clayton
was aeaa. 'j.ne alarm was given immedi
ately, but the assassin made good his escape.
uoroncr otagg arrived at noon,, ana at once
proceeded to hold an inquest.
A dispatch from Pine" Bluff says: In
tense excitement exists here because of the
killing last night at Plummerville, Con
way county, of Hon. John M. Clayton. In
Pine Bluff, Clayton's home, he is held in
high esteem by members of both political
parties on account of the feeling caused by
the prosecution of his contest against Hon.
C. R. Breckinridge, in which depositions
were being taken at Plummerville.
Trouble should have been feared, for it
must not be forgotten, and is deeply re
gretted by the people of Arkansas, that
there are yet a few remnants ot the war
which need only excitement to cause a re
vival of the scenes that occurred 20 years
ago. A mass meeting of citizens, to be held
to-day at the Court House, will condemn
unqualifiedly the fact and means of his
A telegram from Fort Smith states that a
large number of Democratic citizens of Fort
Smith have to-day signed a denouncement
of the assassination ot the Hon. John M.
Clayton at Plummerville last night, and
subscribed a popular fund to be offered as a
reward for the arrest and conviction of the
assassin. The deceased was a twin brother
of "W. H. H. Clayton, of this city.
A. Little Rock special says: A bill to
offer a reward of 55,000 for the arrest of
Clayton's murderer was introduced in the
Legislature to-day, and was made special
order for to-morrow.
A PILGRIM AFFECTED.
An Indianapolis dispatch says: Lonis
Althcimer, of Pine Bluff, Ark., a wealthy
planter, brought a letter of introduction to
General Harrison from Russell B. Har
rison, whom he saw yesterday at St Louis.
Mr. Altheimer came to indorse and urge the
recognition of General Powell Clayton for
a place in the Cabinet. A sad incident
marred his visit, for he is the
next door neighbor and bosom friend of the
Hon. John Clayton, who was assassinated
last night at Plummersville, Ark. The
news of the assassination reached Altheimer
early this morning. The news of the tragedy
affected Altheimer, who gives an interest
in:: sketch of his murdered friend.
The Arkansas Claytons are from Dela
ware originally, and closely related to the
family of the famous Senator John M. Clay
ton, President Taylor's Secretary of State.
The murdered man was a younger brother
of General Powell Clayton and a twin
brother of Judge Thomas Clayton, of Ft
Smith, Ark. He was a member of the lead
ing law firm of Hem mine way, Austin &
uiayton, oi -fine xsiuu.
Tho Arkansas Trnecdy May Start Afresh
tbe Southern Outrage Mill.
(SPECIAL TBLEQRAM TO THE PISrATCII.l
"Washington, January 30. Senator
Chandler and tbe other specialists on the
subject of Southern outrages are very
much exercised over the news of the assassi
nation of the brother of ex-Senator Powell
Clayton, who was a contestant for-the
Congressional certificate held by-Representative
Clifton R. Breckenridge, of the Second
Arkansas district Breckenridge himself
is much shocked, and, early this morning,
sought an interview with Senator Jones.
Mr. Jones, it is said, expressed the opinion
that themurder was undoubtedly committed
by the men who were accused of stealing the
ballot boxes last fall containing the result
of the vote. Clayton had secured direct
evidence as to who had taken the boxes, and
in order to close his mouth it was necessary
to kill him.
The fact that the contestant for the Con
gressional seat is dead will not necessarily
serve to end the contest. There are prece
dents for proceeding with election cases
when either party to the case was dead, and
Clayton's friends can attempt to show that
the certificate is not rightfully held by
Breckenridge. It is said here by friends ot
the latter that he will make all such action
unnecessary by giving np the certificate
voluntarily and trying his chances at a new
WALKER IS CHOSEN.
A member of the Inter-Stnto Commission
Will Head the New Railway Assocla-
tlon The Presidents Complete the
Agreement and Adjourn.
Chicago, January 30, The Presidents
of the "Western Railroad, after being in
session just one week, completed their work
of revising the great agreement which is to
form the basis of the Inter-State Commerce
Railway Association, and adjourned this
evening subject to the call of the Chair.
The last thing they did before adjonrning
was to declare themselves unanimously in
favor of making A. F. "Walker Ghairman of
the Executive Board.
Mr. Walker is at present one of the mem
bers of the Inter-State Commerce Commis
sion, and while his selection is a surprise to
all tne prophets who have undertaken to
name the person on whom this honor would
fall, everybody is ready to concede that a
better or more judicious choice could not
have been made. Since the avowed object
of the association is the .enforcement of the
provision of the inter-State commerce law,
the selection of a man in Mr. "Walker's po
sition to administer its affairs will no doubt
be accepted as a guaranty of sincerity.
The greater part of to-day's session was
taken np in considering the merits of the
respective candidates for the Chairmanship.
Manv names were presented and several of
them developed considerable strength, but
as the agreement specifically provides that
the Chairman of the Executive Board must
be elected by a unanimous vote, one oppos
ing vote was sufficient to defeat any candi
date. After a good deal of discussion and
fruitless balloting, someone in the meeting
was visited with a bright idea, and the name
of A. F. Walker was presented. The result
was a unanimous vote in his favor and he
wasdeclared the choice of the meeting.
Final action, of course, cannot be taken
until the agreement has received the sig
natures of all the companies that are parties
DUDLEY NOT ON THE LIST.
Many Indictments Found, bat the Big Case
Not Yet Decided.
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH. 1
Indianapolis, January 30. The United
States grand jury decided to-day to take
another recess of ten days, but before ad
journing sent to the United States Marshal
88 more indictments for violations of the
election laws, making the total number that
have been returned since the iurv bezan
work 28 days ago, 165. It is positively
known that Colonel Dudley is not among
the indicted, and there has not even been a
ballot upon the question of returning a bill
against bim. The jury was about to take
up the testimony relating to the charges
against him and finally dispose of it to-day,
when Solomon Claypool, the District Attor
neyf requested that the matter be postponed
until the jury meets again, which was "done.
Ot the 1(55 indictments that have been
placed in the hands of tho District Attorney
many, It is understood, are against persons
living in this city, and tbey belong to both
parties. Few arrests have been made up
to this time. It is evidently the intention
of the Marshal to take all of the indicted
persons into custody at about the same time.
Eight persons were arrested to-day. and
were each released on a bond for 51,000.
Five of them were farmers whose names are
Isaac K. Calton, a member of the State
Board of Agriculture, and at one time a
member of the Indiana Legislature; MarshaL
Hollingsworth, Frank "Mattias, Samuel
Hume and Frank Mable. The others were
Samuel Ensminger, of Danville, and Elmer
ileston and Frank Taylor, of "Worthington.
CHANCE FOR A DARK EQUINE.
None of tho Leading Candidates Will Secure
(SPECIAL TELEGBAM TO THE WSFATCrM
Charleston, "W. Va., January 30.
Senator Kenna's friends claimed that he
would be triumphantly re-elected to-day,
but they were doomed to disappointment.
On joint ballot he received 42 votes and
Goff the same number. Two ballots were
taken, but the result did not vary except
that the three Union Labor members voted
first for John K. Thompson and afterward
for J. "W. Goshorn. Three Democratic
members votedaccording to their own fancy
nnil T, onmn'a , .Anita o a sn... nrli.l !....
ent Some of them are already predicting
his defeat. Dorr, of "Webster cWinty, who
leads the opposition, says that his colleagues
can either name some one else in a few days
or he will name a man to them whom they
can either elect or let the session pass with
out an election.
Dorr is a friend to ex-Senator Camden, but
his chances would be no better than
Kenna's. A dark horse will probably carry
off the prize. A member oi the Democratic
State Committee, a friend of Kenna's, said
to-day that he believed that Kenna would
be defeated and Goff would be Governor.
He says he takes no stock in the cry of
fraud, and believes that when a man fails
to secure an election be should accept his
defeat without a contest.
SIE JOnN IS GLU3I.
Another Man Who Favors Unrestricted Re
ciprocity Goes Into Parliament.
(SPECIAL TILEOBAM TO THE DISPATCII.l
Ottawa, January 30. Excitement is in
tense here to-night over the election in Hal
dimand to-day of Coulter, the unrestricted
reciprocity candidate, who has defeated tbe
Government candidate, Dr. Montague, who
represented the county in the Dominion
Parliament last session. The hotels are
crowded with Senators and members of Par
liament who have arrived to attend
their Parliamentary duties to-morrow,
and the deepest interest is taken
in the result ot to-day's elec
tion, as another evidence of the strong hold
the unrestricted reciprocity movement is
securing all over the Dominion, this being
the third election which has been carried on
that ticket within three weeks.
Sir John McDonald is very down in the
mouth, and declines to say anything about
it, while on the other hand Hon. Laurier,
leader of the Liberal partv and- the
unrestricted reciprocity movement, is elated
over his success. He says he will
fight them out on that issue and will win.
The efforts of the Government and its sup
porters, he says, to make the country be
lieve that the Liberal policy is disloyal and
unpatriotic, has most signally failed, and
that from this out the unrestricted reci
procity ticket will be their leading card in
all political contests.
A llospltnl Romance.
(SPECIAL TELIG11A1I TO TU I DISPATCH. 1
Todngstown, January 30. Charles U.
Green, a miller, and Miss Ella Zimmerman,
were married by Rev. A. N. Craft, at his
residence last evening. They had been
patients at the City Hospital here, had met
and became well acquainted, and when they
were discharged from the hospital married.
Senator Ross & a Fted-Hot
Speech Againd Amend
ment and Calls It
A PARTY CAUCUS CREATURE
Cooper Scores the Democrats and Say3 '
the Eepnblican Party Has -
THE COURAGE OP ITS ' C0NYICTI05S.
The Senate Approves the Submission of
Prohibition to the People Democrats
Befrala From Voting A Forma,! Protest
Presented Senator Cooper's. Keply A.
Tilt Between Senator Delamater and
HenninBer The Democratic Party May
Split on the Prohibition Question Tha
Senate Chamber Crowded With Inter
Prohibition in Pennsylvania advanced
another stage yesterday. The Senate, by ft
party vote, passed the resolution submitting
the Constitutional amendment to the people.
Senator Boss opposed the resolution in a
strong speech, and said it was a caucus
measure. Senator Cooper made a charac
teristic reply,in which he claimed the Dem
ocratic party was seeking to avoid responsi
bility for the measure. Two Republican
Senators voted against and two Democratic;
Senators voted for the resolution. Tha
other Democratic members refused to vote.
fritOM A STAPr COBBESPOXPSCT.l
HARKISBUKG, January 30. Members of
the House deserted their seats at noon to
day and went over to the Senate. Mr.
Brooks occupied a seat in the rear of tha
room, aud Attorney General Kirkpatrfck
sat where he could see and bear. Ladies
filled all the seats in the gallery set apart
for them, and many others were led by their
interest to stand throughout the greater part
of the debate. Interested spectators filled
the other gallery and crowded upon each
other's toes behind the railing separating
the general public from the distinguished
company of tbe Senators.
As the hands of the dial on the Senate
clock pointed in unison to the mark of 12,
Lientenant Governor Davies announced in
formal language that the hour had come
when, by special order, the Senate should
complete the work begun in the last
Gubernatorial State Convention by Matthew
Stanley Quay, the great man from the quiet
shades of the Beaver valley.
THE VOICE OP THE OPPOSITION.
There was a buzz and a stir as the motion
was made that the resolution pass third
reading, and then all eyes turned on the
Senator from Bucks, Mr. Boss, as he arosa
in bis seat to voice the sentiment of 14 col
leagues who voted with him, 2 voting for
snbmission as an offset to the 2 Republican
votes against. Mr. Ross said:
Mb. President It is part of the political
history of this Stato how this bill, or the sub
ject matter involved la this resolution, origin
ated. It had its birth,' as is generally supposed
at least In the Republican State Convention of
1888, when thatparty, smarting under defeat,
realized, perhaps,the necessity of presenting
to the public a proposition that would bold an
element in the party that seemed to have given
some evidences.of desire to secede. It became
a part of the platform of that party, and it
camo to tbe Legislature of Pennsylvania not
r in the constitutional and orderly manner in
which legislation rsaches these bodies, bnt it
came from a political oanens called in pursu
ance of tbe direction of tbe managers of
the party. It was considered in that can ens,
it came from the caucus and was then introduced
in the hall of legislation, referred to committee,
came out of committee, and, in pursuance of
canens, without any discussion of Its merits,
witbont any consideration as to tbe propriety of
its passage, it was passed by that Legislature in
pnrsnanceof the order and. the decree and
mandate of party caucus. Once again this
proposition is here. A second time originating
in tbe party caucus, a second time coming, in
with ts fate predicted and foreordained.
Every gentleman, every Senator in this cham
ber, knows that it was settled by a joint caucus
of the Republican members of the Senate and
Bonse of Representatives that this amendment
sbould carry; and it is just as certain as that
the roll will be called that the amendment shall,
carry in a very few minutes.
TnE PARTY MANDATE.
Mr. President, this is legislation of a most
peculiar character. It is legislation which in.
volves no consideration of the merits of tha
question. It is legislation that takes away from'
the individual representative the judgment of
his own mind upon the question. It is legisla
tion that, no matter what may be tbe views of
tbe minority of the body upon this question
whether tbey are for or against it, they ars.
without power to affect one ibta of change in
connection with this subject They cannot
cross a "T" or dot an T' in this bill, became it
is the mandate of a party that it shall pass pre
cisely as it is. Tbe vote on this bill, under these
circumstances, becomes a mere roll call to
reenter tbe decree and mandate of the caucus,
'and not the judgment of men who have eon-
sidered the qnestion and are voting in accord
ance with what upon the subject is their intel
Sir, I do not desire to discuss this question,
because discnsslon Is idle. We are here to co
through with a programme. We are here to
put the machine in motion until this resolution
is carried, and it matters not what our indi
vidual views may be. But let me say, sir. in
this connection, that the authors nt this propo
sitionand it has been whispered throughout
this State that it was not tbe intention upon
the part of the authors 'of this proposition to
pnt it through at the election let me say. sir,
that they may well consider whether this ques
tion is not one which will escape beyond all
party lines, whether they have not Invoked a
spirit which they will be unable to control. It
such is the programme at the election at which
this proposition is to be voted upon, the astute
gentleman who is said now to be in the State of
Florida, and whose friends claim for bim that
the crook of his little finger in the State of
Pennsylvania is as omnipotent as was the nod
of Jove, even that sagacious gentleman may
find on the ISth of June that he U confronted
with an element far beyond his power, and, like
Frankenstein, he may stand dismayed at his
A FORMAL PROTEST.
Having concluded his speech, Mr. Ross,
on behalt of the minority, presented a for
mal protest against the submission resolu
tion which is as follows;
Whereas, The Constitution provided fn
article 18, that any amendment or amendments
to the Constitution may be proposed in the Sen-
ate and House of Bepresentatives, and as. the
amendment brought here for tbe mere empty
formality of a roll call was proposedln neither,
but was twice proposed in a party caucus and
has come here completed thus far as the man
date of a political party; and
Whereas, The course pursued from the In
ception of this proposed amendment to this
time is unprecedented, and in open violation of
all the rules of orderly and properly conducted
Now, therefore, we, the Democatic Senators,
of Pennsylvania, reaffirming the course pur-
sued by the Democratic Senators when this
resolution was on final passage on February 3, -1S87.
desire again to enter onr emphatic protest
upon tbe record against all caucus legislation
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