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OUtl HASJS WAY.
jThree of His Pennsylvania Se
lections Secure the
The Junior Senator Has Tet to Seitle
With Mr. Cameron.
'HOW BOUND WIS PUT IN THE TUEEEN.
iAShart Story Based on Events of the Fait
Few Months 3Ir. Bound Determtnrd to
Get eiomethtng Good or He'll Know
Why The Prohibition Fight Against the
New Philadelphia Collector of Internal
"Revenue John It Lynch Stlra Dp a
Hornet's Nest in Ilia Own Race Circles
Harden Edwards' Plan of Getting Even
With the Administration.
Although Senator Quay's three
'Gilkeson, Holliday and Martin, pulled
through and were nominated, yesterday, for
the place to which they aspired, the victory
is not without its drawbacks. Gilkeson and
Holliday were Quay's second choice after
.pledges made to Bound and Butan, it is
, claimed, and the nomination of Mr. Martin
lias caused the Prohibition Republicans of
Philadelphia to squirm and feel ugly.
Fourth Auditor Lynch has also been
getting into hot water by appointing his
sister-in-law his Private Secretary.
rEFXCUL tilegbjuc to tkx dispatch.
Washington, May 24. The appoint
ments of Mr. S. V. Holliday, of Pennsyl
vania, to be Commissioner of Customs, and
, Benjamin F. Gilkeson, of Pennsylvania, to
be Second Controller, and David Martin,
of Philadelphia, to be Collector of Internal
"Bevenue for that city, are entirely of Mat
thew Stanley Quay's procuring, but the
circumstances attending them are calculated
to make trouble in the State. Ex-Congressman
Franklin Bound, of Harrisburg, was
originally a candidate for Commissioner of
Customs, and was strongly urged by Senator
Cameron, who is a great friend of his. Sena
tor Quay, however, had a candidate in the
person of State Senator Butan. After the
friends of Bound and Butan had antagon
ized each other for awhile, Quay and
Cameron and Osborne and some other mem
bers of the Pennsylvania delegation had a
conference, and Quay proposed that Penn
sylvania shonld demand both the offices and
should push Butan for Commissioner of
Customs and Bound for Second Controller.
Promised BXore Than Thev Conld Gee
TTnis was assented to, and 'Bound trans
ferred his candidacy to the Controllership.
But when the Pennsylvania went to the
Treasury Department Secretary "Windom
told them that they could not have both
places; they could have either one if they
would all agree on a candidate, and so the
natter was held np, and in the meantime
Bntan's health became so poor that his ap
pointment was out of the question. Bound
'then had a claim on the united Pennsyl
vania support for the Commissionership of
Customs, but his friend Cameron went away
and left matters to take care of themselves,
hut Quay did not. The latter had been
planning all along to get his friend Gilkeson
appointed Solicitor of Internal Bevenne,
and had an agreement with the Ohio men
that they should have the Assistant Com
missionership and Pennsylvania the
Solicitorship of Internal Bevenue.
Ohio Wanted One Little Show.
The Ohio men got the first, and waiting
till Qnay had gone off tor a few days' rest,
they jumped in and got the Solicitorship
for Alphonso Hart. Ever since tbat Qnay
has been determined that Gilkeson should
get some good appointment, and instead of
giving his support to Bound for the Com
missionership of Customs, when Butan
dropped out, he sprang a new candidate of
his own, S. V. Holliday. A few days ago
he came back to Washington and filed his
demands in behalf of Holliday and Gilke
son, with the President, in such emphatic
terms that to-day these two men were ap
pointed. So Pennsylvania gets the two
offices which Secretary Windom told them
they could not have when Butan and Bonnd
were the agreed-on candidates, and yet
Bound, the original and the Cameron candi
date for the commissionership and the can
didate of both Senators and most of the
Congressman for the Controllership is left
out entirely, and
CuaJ ucis nicrjiuiUK uugvimeraa Jioiuing.
f .Now Bound has got to get something
i good or there is going to be trouble in the
Bepublican camp. Cameron's friends are
very angry at him for going off and leaving
"-"" all his friends to the mercy of Quay, with
results that might have been anticipated.
In the appointments, anticipated for sev
eral days in The Dispatch, of Holliday,
Gilkeson.and Martin, the Keystone State got
bo much that none of her representatives
hothered the President to-day. Mr. Holli
day gets the least desirable of these places
in point of salary, the pay being $4,000 a
year. Mr. Gilkeson, as Second Controller,
will have $S,000, and Martin will have
$4,500 and lots of patronage. Mr. Holliday
succeeds General McCalmont, also a West
ern Pennsylvonian.trom the town of Frank
lin. He was not appointed in the early
days of Cleveland's administration, as
Judge Johnson's Snore Manner
and fascinating presence so told upon the
affections of Mr. Cleveland that he was per
mitted to remain Commissioner long alter
he had offered his resignation. Judge
Johnson is a citizen of thelovely city of
Meadville, and held the office fcfr long
years, almost from the time of the war: in
fact, before Democratic success brought a
member of the old and influential family of
the McCalmonts on tbe scene. Thus a citi
zen of Meadville was succeeded bysa citizen
of Franklin, and he in turn by a citizen
of Erie, the ownership or the office by West
ern Pennsylvania being clearly recognized.
For some time it was thought ex-Commissioner
Johnson would be reappointed. Then
: Hon. C. L. Gilfillan, of Franklin, made a
2(L.ne dash for the place, and Holliday seemed
j .... v, ..ut ncu .ucj nbbwiA uc bclcu
Jockey Quay gave an encouraging whoop
to the Brie man and he came under the wire
alenthahaaofthe genial Franklin ex
Congress&jja. Martin Apposed br Prohibitionists.
As for the appointment of David Martin to
,be Collector of Internal Bevenue at Phila
delphia, that threatens to give the party
more trouble than either of the other Penn
sylvania appointments made to-day. It is
charged that Mr. Martin is hand-in-glove
with the liquor interests of the State, and
only this morning an emphatic protest was
received against his appointment, signed
by many Prohibitionists of Philadelphia.
It is even charged that Mr. Martin is
collecting money to aid in defeating the
prohibitory amendment in the June
election, Mr. McManes being sponsor of
this allegation. In connection with this
appointment, ex-Attorney General Palmer
said last night:
Can't Smother Its Own Baby.
"Mr. Martin is a candidate for an im
portant office under the national Govern
ment, and as a Bepublican, on account of
his connection with the anti-Prohibition
movement, he could not expect other than
that emphatic protests against his selection
would be made. The Prohibition move
ment is a Bepublican baby, and they can't
afford to smother it in the cradle."
The only other Pennsylvania appoint
ments which appear to be immediately in
view are some consulships, of which Alle
gheny county expects to get at least two or
three. Secretary Martin, of the Amalga
mated Association, is said to be sure of one
of them, but what other selections have
been made from among eight or ten candi
dates is not disclosed, though a friend of
Senator Quay insists that the five or six
named in The Dispatch a week ago will
get there shortly Morris, Spear, Sewell,
Martin and Stevenson.
Messrs. John Jarrett and John T. Wilson
left this city this evening. Mr. Wilson had
a pleasant visitat Secretary Blaine's to-day,
and is encouraged to think that his suit for
a consulship will be granted. Mr. Wilson
King still remains at the Kormandie Hotel,
at which Secretary Blaine is also a guest
LYNCH IN HOT WATER.
The Colored Orator Appoints His Slster-In-Zaw
His PrlTnto Secretary A Va
cancy Made Thnt Colored Peo
ples Don't Hope to Fill.
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WASHlNGTOS7May24. John B. Lynch,
the Mississippi colored politician who was
so conspicuously honored by President Har
rison in being made Fourth Auditor of the
Treasury, finds himself in hot water with
his colored brethren. The first official act of
the new Auditor was to appoint Mrs. Som
erville to be his confidential secretary. She
is a colored lady, and happens to be the
sister-in-law of Mr. Lynch. She has been
a clerk in tbe Sixth Auditor's office, and
her transfer leaves a vacancy which can
only be filled through the hopper of the
Civil Service Commission. The colored
people thus lose the clerkship which she
formerly held, and are amusing themselves
saying hard things about Mr. Lynch.
The varions colored men who are in Wash
ington seeking offices have done a great
deal of talking on the subject, and are
unanimous in expressing indignation at
Lynch's act of nepotism. They say it
would have been much more generous for
him to have chosen some well known and
influential young colored man for his secre
tary, and lefc Mrs. Somerville in the com
fortable berth which she already had.
Some of tbe dissatisfied colored men,
however, are inclined to think that Mr.
Lynch was only desirous of emnlating the
spirit of family favoritism shown by his
eminent chief, President Harrison.
PBErTI WELL SCATTERED.
The President Showers His Favors Over the
Washington, May 24. The President
made the following appointments to-day:
B. F. Gilkeson, of Pennsylvania, to be Second
Controller of tbe Treasury.
& 8. Holliday, of Pennsylvania, to be Com
missioner of Customs, Treasury Department.
David Martin, to be Collector of Internal
Bevenne for tbe Philadelphia district.
William R. Day, of Ohio, to be United States
District Judge for the Northern district of
To be attorneys of the United States: Abial
Lathrop. of South Carolina, for the District of
South Carolina; Joseph N. Stripling, of Florida,
for the Northern district of Florida; Harry R.
Jeffords, of Arizona, for the Territory of
Arizona; John W. Herron, of Ohio, for the
Seuthern district of Ohio.
To be United States Marshals: John It Ml
sell, of Florida, for tbe Northern district of
Florida; Charles P. Hitch, of Illinois, for the
Southern district of Illinois.
Edward R. Gunbv, of Florida, to be Collector
of Customs for the District of Taiapa, Fla.
Frederick E. Owens, First Assistant Engi
neer in the Bevenue service of the United
Henry O. Slayton. Second Assistant Engi
neer in the Revenue service of tbe United
Charles S Zane, of Utah, to Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court of the Territory of Utah.
HATE TO CALL EVEEI DAI.
Senators Blair and Hlscock Necessary to
Ran the While Home.
EFrCIAL TELIGBAM TO TltK DISPATCH.!
Washington, May 24. This being
Cabinet day, the visitors at the White
House were few in number. Blair and
Hiscock, who call nearly every day, know
ing things don't move smoothly unless thev
take a hand, were the only representative's
of tbe benate. The most interesting inci
dent of the visitors' hour was the call of a
delegation of local veterans of tbe late war,
who urged the President to accept an invi
tation to attend the G. A. B. memorial ser
vices Sunday evening at the Metropolitan
M. E. Church, where General Grant's old
pew has been decked with flags in honor of
the dead chieftain and for the occupance of
Mr. Harrison readily promised that he
and Secretary Halford would be there, and
possibly the entire executive household
would attend with them.
ESGAGED TO A BELGIAN BARONESS.
Hayden Edwards Manner of Drowning His
Grief and Disappointment.
rSrXClAI. TELEGRAM TO Till DISPATCH.!
Washington, May 24. Hayden Ed
wards, of the State Department, who has
held a variety of diplomatic posts, and who
has probablv been more continuously em
ployed by tne State Department, in desirable
places, than any other jnan in the diplo
matic service, is said to be engaged to a
wealthy baroness in Belgium. Mr. Ed
wards is one of the best known society and
club men in Washington, and has an un
usually large personal acquaintance
throughout the United States and Europe,
with whom he is unusually popular.
Mr. Edwards was one of the candidates
for the Liverpool Consul Generalship, which
plum fell into the lap of Mr. 'Blaine's
private secretary, Tom Sherman.
Not So Long a List as TTsnaL
rSPECIAL. TELIGBAX TO TOT ptSrATCH.1
Washington, May 24,-he following
Western Pennsylvania postmasters were ap
pointed to-day: J. C. Grer, at Clarida; B.
J. Thompson, Coultensvlle; Frank Cal
houn, Wench; J. E. Stoops. Moniteau: H.
T. Billingsley, Hi. Morris; S. t3. Brvan,
j-iesuannocc .calls, ama -. ii. if oner.
PITTSBURG, SATURDAT;f'MAT 25,
HOT UPON THE TKAIL
The Police Discover a literal ey to
the Cronin Mystery.
A COTTAGE STAIHED WITH BLOOD
Was Almost Beyond Doubt the Scene of the
A FIGHT CONCERNING THE FUNERAL.
The Friends of the Doctor Are Still in a Excited
An important move has been made In
the attempt to solve the mystery surround
ing the murder of Dr. Cronin. Tbe scene of
the crime has been located almost beyond
doubt. A blood-stained cottage in the
suburbs of Chicago has been discovered. In
it was found the key to the trunk which was
connected with the tragedy. It is feared
that the principal criminals may have
escaped to Canada. The police are strain
ing every nerve to catch them.
Chicago, May 24. The key to the Cronin
mystery was in a most literal sense brought
to light this evening. In a blood-smeared
cottage, which the police had already de
cided was the scene of the murder, there was
found by a detective to-night, a brand new
key. Tbe officers decided at once to try it
in the lock of the mysterious trunk found
by the roadside the morning after Cronin
The key fitted exactly. All doubt now
seems to be removed of a gennine connec
tion between the prisoner Woodruff, the
doctor's dead body, the trunk and the blood
stained cottage; this has been pnt beyond
It has been ascertained that detectives
were sent out of the city during the day to a
point where it was thought at least one of
the assassins would be located. They S?ere
accompanied by a man whose identity the
police would not divulge, but was believed
to be John Carlson, son of the owner of the
STRIKING THE CLEW.
Thursday the officers struck the clew
which led to the discovery of the cottage,
and working upon it they secured descrip-
tious of the men, who, in all probabilities
were the perpetrators of the awful crime.
Two of them posed as brothers while in
Lakeview, and went under the name of
Williams. The third man in all likelihood
was the horse thief, Woodruff, or Black, as
he calls himself.
The officers have also decided upon the
route which the wagon with the trunk fol
lowed on the night of the murder. Captain
Wing and Lieutenant Schnettler secured
the clew. Captain Wing talked to the
elder Carlson and was given a key to the
cottage. He went to the front door and had
no sooner entered the hallway than he dis
covered the bloody evidences of crime.
There were blood stains on the floor in the
parlor ancrsitting room, blood stains on tbe
walls and doors and long streaks of what
looked like clotted blood upon the front
steps. The officers took precautions to pre
vent the information they received from the
Carlsons becoming public, but were not
successful because the old people and their
son had already told everything they knew
to certain of their relatives.
A SUSPICIOUS CIECUMSTANCE.
This cottage is situated a few hundred
feet of the home from P.O. Sullivan, the ice
man whose card presented to Dr. Cronin
led him to leave his home on the night of
his disappearance. The man who presented
the card said that one of Mr. Sullivan's em
ployes had met with an accident and re
quired Dr. Cronin's services.
In the paint around the entire floor were
the prints of bare feet Evidently the per
son who made the marks was very much ex
cited, for the toes pointed in every direction
and the footprints indicated that the owner
had been rushing all over the room. The
length of the footprints was about eight
Discovery of the Body.
inches. The walls were examined but there
were no marks upon them.
There is one uncovered blood stain in the
front parlor, about 12x18 inches in size,
and one in the back parlor, about 6x12
inches. These are in addition to what are
supposed to have been other and larger
spots, hastily and rudely covered with"
STOBT OP THE COTTAGE.
Their son-in-law, John A. Lindgren, was
interviewed to-night, and told the following
Btory concerning the mysterious tenants ot
the Carlson cottage:
Mr. and Mrs. Carlson are very old people,
and depend upon tbe rent of tbe cottage for
tbelr living. Notwithstanding their best er
forts, it was empty all last summer, and, to
make matters worse, some time last fall a man
rented it for a month or so, bnt was sent to tbe
penitentiary for embezzlement and bad to give
np the place. Old Mr. Carlson and John tried
in every way to secure another renter, but
were not able to do so. At last, one day last
March, a man came to the house, went around
the back way and called out Mr. Carlson. He
asked if tbe cottage in front was empty, and
Carlson told him it was. He then asked If it
was for rent and immediately struck a bargain,
offering (12 a month.
The old gentleman asked him for money, ana
b took oHt a pocketbook which seemed to
contain a nassbcr of bills, counted out the first
month's resit asi passed, it over. He went
away, sayisc that next day he would send up
some fnraMwe..Mr. and Mrs. TJarlson came
over to our eus that night to tell us that they
bad rented tU cottage. I asked what kind of
a man thefsHow was. They said he was appa
rently not a workibeman; more like a clerk or
a salesmaar J Temember that Mrs. Carlson
said that hi a6ds were very soft
THE NEW TENANT.
The next Aay, I think it was the 20th of
March, a wijjon urove up in front of the cot
tage and a few articles of furniture were un
loaded and oarried in. There was hardly
enough altogether to furnish the bouse, and if
I remember tlfbtly Mrs. Carlson said she saw
only a bed and some rOgS. The man who hat
rented the bonse came ajraln in the evening
and told them he was not quite ready to move
in. A few days after the man returned accom
panied by another. They went into the bouse
they bad rented, walked around to the rear
and talked to old Mr. and Mrs. Carlson.
It was then they told tbe old folks there they
were brothers. They said tbelr name was
Williams and tbat tbelr sister was still slck,bnt
that the physicians thought she would recover.
While theywero in tbe room, one of tbem
called the other- "WiH.1' Tbey went away and
neither of then returned until tbe 20th of
April. The one who had first called upon the
old folks came apaln and paid them $12 for an
other month's rent
Tbe old forks are'not very well posted in the
ways of tbe world, and believed tbe stories the
men told tbem. One day about two weeks ago
one of the neighbors told the old man that he
bad seen lights in tbe cottage m the evening.
Now tbat the 'story of the murder is in tbe
papers l am very sure tbat the man saw lignis
In the cottare on that particular Saturday
At any rate, we all talked it over and decided
that there was something wrong, that nobody
would pay $12 a month for tbe bonse and not
nse it either for storing furniture or anything
else. We decided that the best thing we could
do would be to nave tbem get out if tbey came
around to pay anymore rent. Last Thursday
a man came to the house to pay the rent. Mrs.
Carlson was alone, but invited him into the
sitting room and gave him a chair. He said he
had been sent by Sir. Williams to pay the rent
Mrs. Carlson told him that tbey did not want
to rent tbe house any more, but intended to
"Don't do tbat" he said, "for I know that
Williams wants it the worst way next month."
Mrs. Carlson Insisted, and the man asked ber
what she would take for the house if she
wanted to sell it She said she would take
'$$3,000. He told her tbat was entirely too
ranch, tbat he would not give over $2,500. He
picked np his hat and went off. and said be
would be back probably the next day to take
the furniture away.
The strange part of it is tbat tbe man called
to pay the rent almost two weeks after Cro
nin's disappearance, and Mrs. Carlson is posi
tive that be was not one of the men who had
called before, Tbe man did not come for tbe
furniture tbe nerj day, and it is in the house
yet. We talked abouuhe matter a good deal
to tbe neighbors, but did not Say a word to any
of the policemen, and Mrs. Carlson was greatly
surprised when Captain Wing n alked into the
bouse and said be wanted a key to the cot
tage." NO DESCBIPTION AVAILABLE.
"Can you describe the three men or any
one of them?" Lindgren was asked.
"No," he said, "I did not see any of
them, and all I know about it is what Mrs.
Carlson told me. I hardly think the old
people would be able to describe the men,
because they only saw them the times I
"Did the Carlsons ever go into the house
and find the blood stains on the floor, or
Cronin s clothes, or anything of that kind?"
"No, I don't think they ever went in
there. The old folks thought tbat because
thev bad rented tbe cottage tbey bad no
right to go inside of it"
Two of Cronin's assassins imitated "Bood
ler" McGarigle's famous escape np Lake
Michigan at least so Chief Hubbard, In
spector Ebersoll and Lieutenant Elliott ap
peared to think to-night Two men, the
officers intimated, were thought to have
been noticed unseasonably early Sunday
morning in a rowboat on the lake making
for the north pier. They were heading
almost in a straight line from the beach in
Lincoln Park, near which the prisoner
Woodruff said a halt had been made with
the mysterious trunk.
A MISSING BOAT.
Since that night a row boat has been
missing from an establishment close by.
The most diligent search had failed to bring
to light any trace of the skiff. The suburban
police have always declared there were
three men with the mysterious trunk.
Woodruff from the first talked of two others
beside himself. Tbe police officials point
out that it was in the vicinity of the North
pier that McGarigle boarded a schooner,
which, with marvelous success, conveyed
him out of the country and left absolutely
no clew for his pursuit
An unseemly wrangle took place at to
night's meeting of the friends of Dr. Cronin
gathered in the Grand Pacific to make
arrangements for the funeral. The trouble
arose over the fact that a committee of ten
chosen last night had decided to-day apon
the marshal of the procession without giv
ing the 200 persons present at to-night's
meeting any voice in the matter. The
marshal chosen in advance, P. J. Cahill,
was, however, finally accepted.
Dr. Cronin's remains will be taken to
morrow from the undertaker's to one of the
large public halls on the lake front, where
all who desire may gaze on the ghastly
corpse. Sunday there will be a street pro
cession from the hall to the cathedral, about
a mile distant Alter the church services
the remains will be taken go by train to
HAD NO DATE THERE.
Talmase Goes to Baltimore to Lectnre and
Finds He Wasn't Booked for the
Monumental City Not His
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Baltimore, May 24. The clergymen
here are much amused over the absence of
mind of the Bev. T. DeWitt Talmage, who,
laboring under the impression that he had
been engaged to lecture in this city, came
on from New York on Wednesday, only to
find that he had made a mistake. It ap
pears that some letters did pass between Mr.
Sadler, of the Bryant & Stratton Business
College, and the Brooklyn preacher, in
which the latter was asked as to bis terms
for lecturing here on or about May 22. The
project was abandoned, however, before an
agreement wareachedand nothing more
was thought or it. Mr. "Talmage, however,
had entered the time on his book, as is his
custom,.but forgot to cancel the entry, so on
"Wednesday evening he arrived here on
time, and having an hour to spare, took a
walk in tbe direction of Ford's Opera
House, where he'thougbt he would deliver
his lecture. To his surprise there was no
announcement on the bulletin boards, and
the theater was closed to all comers.
Completely bewildered the minister
hunted up the Fords, who knew nothing
of an engagement to lecture. Mr. Sadler
could not be seen, and so the reverend lect
urer gave it up. To a friend to whom he
explained his position he said: "Bless my
soul, this is too bad. It is not only bad,
but it is ridiculous. How in the, world I
made the mistake I cannot imagine. Here
I am put down in my book for Baltimore
on May 22, and when I get here I find I'm
the only man who knows of it. Yes, sir;
it's too absurd to think about, and yet it is
not my first experience in that way. A few
years agd I went all the way to Boston with
the idea that I was engaged to lecture there,
but wheu I arrived I learned that no such
engagement had been made at all, and in
fact, that I was due that night in another
Though considerably put out by his mis
adventure, Dr. Tnlmage accepted the situa
tion good naturedly, and left for Washing
ton to visit his son. rFrom that city he will
extend his trip to Bichraond, where he has
an engagement to lecture.
The Dispatch, and in lo-motrouft Usuehe
relates incident! of hit Journey and describe!
the odd characters he met. ,i
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NO COLOR IN CHURCH
The Northern General Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church
NOT IN LINE WITH THE SOUTH.
WUllng and Anxious for Co-Operation, but
Firm in This Stand,
CHANGES IN THE CONFESSION OF FAITH
Aslei Ij S of lie Ifortliem Presbyteries, and All
Will Tote on Them.
The request of 65 Presbyteries out of 210
for a revision of the Confession of Faith of
the Presbyterian Church was considered by
the Northern Assembly yesterday, and
after considerable discussion it was de
cided to ask all tbe Presbyteries what is
their desire in the premises. The Northern
Assembly, while pleased at the action of
the Southern Assembly on the plan of
co-operation, struck out the section in
which separate churches for white and col
ored people were recommended.
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New Yoke, May 24. There was a dis
cussion in the Presbyterian General As
sembly in Dr. Crosby's church to-day, on
the doctrines in the Westminster Confession
of Faith regarding God's being willing
from all time tbat certain persons should be
saved, while others would be damned for
ever. This latter is referred to by ministers
and elders as the Doctrine of Beprobation.
Unexpectedly on Wednesday, 65 Presby
teries out of 210 made overtures to the
General Assembly asking for some revision
of the Westminster Confession, and it came
up for discussion to-day. The resolutions
of the Committee on Bills and Overtures,
who received the overtures, were as follows:
Whereas, In the opinion of many of onr
ministers and people, some forms of statement
in onr Confession are liable to misunderstand
ing and to expose our system of doctrine to un
merited ciiticism; and
Whereas, Before any definite steps should bo
taken for revision of our standards It is desira
ble to know whether there is any general de
sire for such revision; therefore,
Resolved, That this General Assembly over
ture to the Presbyteries the following ques
tions: First Do you desire a revision of tbe
Confession of FaithT Second, If so, in what
respects and to what extent?
THE BEQUEST 'WORTHY A HEARING.
The passage of these resolutions was
moved and seconded. Dr. Crosby said he
was bronght up on the Heidelberg and
Westminster catechisms, the best exponents
of Scripture principles ontside of the Bible,
as he continued to believe. Dr. Crosby con
tinued: "An unqualified denial of these
requests to revise the Confession would be
premature. The question before us, there
fore, is merely a question of courtesy to 63
Presbyteries, and therefore the recommenda
tion is an exceedingly wise one. If we
should say, 'Take back your overtures,' our
action would be thought by the Church at
large to be somewhat tinged with prejudice.
We want to know what the majority of the
200 and over Presbyteries tbink on this great
question, and want it understood that we
are glad to meet any discussion on this sub
ject" ONE INFALLIBLE BULE.
Dr. 'Duffield, Professor of Theology at
Princeton, got up and said that the only in
fallible rule of faith and practice was the
Bible. Prof. Duffield was proceeding to re
mark that the doctrine of reprobation is not
an essential statement of the Calvanistic
system, when the Moderator decided, on ob
jection by a commissioner, that he could not
discuss the question. Prof. Duffield said
that to send back to all the Presbyteries the
general question of revision would be un
wise. It would be a general invitation to
all the Presbyteries to slate what changes
they desire in the confession. He moved
that only the doctrine of reprobation, or of
the non-elect, should be sent to only the 13
Presbyteries. Arguing in favor of his mo
tion, fie continued:
"There's an agitation in onr church on the
doctrine of reprobation. We see it daily in
the newspapers and hear it in tbe conven
tions. How do we get over it? By
A LAX 'WAY OP SUBSCBIPTON
to the articles of faith. 'We onlv accept a
substance of doctrine,' it is said by church
members. That's the worst way to deal
with the question. The best way is to
amend it to prepare something one can
subscribe to and then stick to it. Ap
plause. I understand tbat a minister not
tar from New York has said he did not be
lieve in the doctrine of arbitrary election.
If there is a minister in the Presbytery of
new xruoawicK who says mere is sucn a
thing as predestination there is danger of a
trial for heresy."
The other Presbyteries were concerned for
the revision of the doctrine that "elect in
fants, dying in infancy," are saved, and
that so are "all elect persons" incapable of
being outwardly called by the ministry of
The Bev. Dr. Crosby said, briefly, that
he was sorry Prof. Duffield had introduced
his motion, because the Presbyteries would
accept fhe question with the understanding
that it was
A VIRTUAL STATEMENT ,
of the General Assembly that an amend
ment of the Confession of Faith is desired.
Dr. Duffield's motion was laid on the table
by a large majority, and the overture to all
the Presbyteries was decided on almost
The General Assembly heard with ap
plause that the Southern Assembly at Chat
tanooga had adopted the joint committee's
resolutions on co-operation by a vote of 99
to 27. In this joint report the North, look
ing with disfavor on a separate independent
organization for negroes, yet, "while con
ceding the existing situation, it approves
the policy of separate churches, presbyteries
and synods, subject to the choice of the col
ored people themselves." The Northern
Assembly got at this qnoted,clause to-day,
and struck it out, even after the news from
Chattanooga had come.
The Southern Brethren Accept the Chances
ol tbe Northern Assembly.
Chattanooga, May 24. At the session
of tbe Southern Presbyterian Assembly to
day the following telegram was received
from the Northern Assembly:
General Assembly in New York have
adopted the report of the committee of confer
ence on co-operation, with tbef ollswingamend
ments: In paper No. 2, on co-operation in the
home field, resolutions 3 and 4 have been
consolidated into one resolution numbered
resolution No. 2. in paper No. 3, in co-operation
in tbe evaneellzatinn of colored people,
tbe sixth paragraph of the statement preced
ing the session was amended by the omission
oi the words "while by conceding the
existing situation it approves tbe
policy of separate churches. Pres
byteries and Synods, subject to the choice of
tbe colored people themselves.' The Assembly
further resolved that the clause was stricken
out; not to prejndice farther action nor to out
line the future policy of this church, butslmply
because tbe Assembly did not believe tbat it
stated the historical fact in the case. Your con
currence In this action is requested oq behalf of
the General Assembly. W. H. Roberts,
The telegram was referred to the -Special
Coinmittee on Co-operation, which recom
mended the Assembly to return the follow
ing answer to thertelegramreceived from the
Northern General Assembly: ,"We concur
in the action of your Assembly as conveyed
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the joint report lost night li ,"!'
from voting. "'
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' LiaUOB MEN'S, CLA$&
Tbe Result of Their Canvass In Ph
phia Shows a Tremendous Mnjor
Against the Amendment How
the Poll Was Condacted
rSTXCTAI. TXLXOBAU TO TBI DISPATCS.1
Philadelphia, May '24. The saloon
keepers' canvass of the city upon the prohi
bition amendment, with four wards to hear
from, gives a majority against the amend
ment of 57,692. The wards in which the
canvass has not yet been completed are the
Twentieth, Twenty-third, Twenty-eighth
and Thirty-second, and it is estimated that
the returns from these wards will bring the
majority azainst the amendment up to about
65,000. This is about 25,000 in excess of the
majority claimed by George McGowan, who
managed the canvass, when he gave out the
result in the first 17 wards, on Thursday
night The majority in those wards was
22,999. Mr. McGowan said then that the
majority against the amendment in this
citv would be about 40,000.
Last night he gave out the result of the
canvass in 12 other wards. Those classed
as doubtful and for prohibition in these
wards number 33,227, while, those who are
returned as against the amendment number
68.159. This gives a majority of 34,932
voters against the amendment in these 12
wards alone. This canvass shows that the
strangest ward in the city against prohibi
tion is the Nineteenth, which is the most
largely settled by Germans. It returns a
majority of 6,165 against the amendment
There is also a large foreign element in
the Thirty-first ward, which returns a ma
jority of 4,000 against the amendment The
result of the canvass in the Twenty-fourth
and Twenty-ninth wards, however, is a sur
prise. These two wards we;e thought to be
rather close, because of thf character of the
people who live there. The large majority
are native born Americans, and were sup
posed to favor tbe amendment, yet both of
these wards are put down by the canvassers
for w) majority against tne amendment
Mr. McGowan said:
I believe this is the most reliable and-most
accurate canvass that has ever been made ot
the city for any purpose. We have employed
only men whom we could rely npon, and I be
lieve they have performed their work carefully
and thoroughly. It is a much safer canvass to
go by than any political canvass that was aver
made. In a political canvass tbe men are apt
to hide anything that was calculated to make a
bad showing.for their party. There has been
no such incentive in this canvass. The men
merely had to mark tbe result as tbey found it.
Now I understond the Prohibitionists say we
will not get all the votes that are pnt down as
against the amendment. My answer to tbat
assertion is that the defection from the doubtful
voters who are classed with the Prohibitionists
to tbe anti-Problbitionists will more than offset
any defection from tbe anti-Prohibitionists to
BOASTING 0'DONOVAN EOSSA.
He Denies Emphatically a Namber of Tery
rSPECTAL TELXQEAM TO TBX DISPATCH.
Ne-w York, May 24. O'Donovan Eossa
was cross-examined further by Colonel
O'Byrne to day at the Tombs on Bossa's
proceedings against P. S. Cassidy for libel.
Lawyer Frankft Oliver objected to one of
Colonel O'Byrne's questions, and Colonel
O'Byrne explained that by it he expected
to prove tbat Bossa had, in, 1872, got a re
ceipt irom Luby for fl.000 when he had
only paid him $5.
"It's a lie," shouted Bossa.
The question was admitted, though, and
Bossa denied the story. Tbe lawyer then
pleasantly asked if it was not true that
Bossa had been found in a barber's shop
grossly intoxicated, with all the papers of
his organization with him. Bossa said it
was not. Colonel O'Byrne pointed out Jim
McDermotf s name in tbe honor roll printed
in Bossa'snewspaper.and asked him if he had
accepted McDermott's monev. Bossa said he
had. He told Justice Smith that the names
in the roll of honor were of those who
promised to pay money to the skirmishing
fund of theFenian Brotherhood. Pat Joyce,
Bocky Mountain O'Brien and P. S. Cassidy
had been on the roll of honor. Bossa ad
mitted that he had believed McDermott to
be a bad man four months before he printed
his name. He believed him to be a spy.
Bossa denied that he was found $1,300 short
in the skirmishing fund. He uttered an
explosive "No" to the question whether he
didn't hide from Stephens when Stephens
came over to investigate affairs here, and
whether he was not found by Stephens
hiding in a closet. The case was adjourned
to Wednesday, before which time Colonel
O'Byrne expects testimony by mail from
An Inspector Wonnded In the Struggle on
the Olphert Estnte.
Dublin, May 24. The work of evicting
teuants was continued on the Olphert estate
to-day. The evicters met with a desperate
resistance. During the struggle Inspector
Duff was badly wounded. The tenants had
erected barricades around their homes, and
from behind these defenses they hurled
stones and other missiles at the attacking
party. Boiling water was also thrown upon
the evicters, and a number of policemen
and bailiffs were badly scalded. The police
arrested 14 persons.
An immense crowd of sympathizers with
the tenants had gathered at the scene of the
evictions, and when Mr. Bitchie, the agent
for the estate, appeared upon the ground
he was vigorously hooted. The attitude of
the crowd finally became so threatening that
Mr. Bitcbie, fearing personal violence,
hastily took'his departure.
A BIG THING P0E BUENOS AIEES.
No Longer Necessary for liarge Steamers to
Anchor 12 Miles Away.
Washington, May 24. Consul Baker,
at Buenos Ayres, under date of January 29,
reports that Buenos Ayres has at last got a
port; that it is no longer necessary for even
the largest class ol ocean steamers to anchor
12 miles from tbe shore, and that there is no
longer any necessity for paying excessive
lighterage charges, amounting sometimes to
more tban the entire freight charges from
Europe or the United States.
The completion of the project by which
this result was secured was celebrated by a
great display of streamers and flags and
NOT MUCH GAIN EITHER WAT.
Progressof the Go0"-Fleming Gubernatorial
Contest In West Virginia.
rfrcCtAI. TEUCOKAM TO TBX DISPATCH.!
Chableston, W. Va., May 24. The
Legislative Investigating Committee pro
gressed to-day as far as Ohio county, where
it is likely all day to-morrow will be spent,
as quite a number of votes are challenged on
both sides. To-day Fatyette, Greenbrier,
Mercer, -McDowell and one or two other
counties were disposed of.
In Greenbrier Goff challenged the enire
vote of the county, but it was not sustained.
The gains and losses of the day about bal
anced on each side.
PflllRT 1 ICC of England and thepenon'
bUUnl UlrC alhabits of Queen Victoria,
together with the duties of her maids of honor
and attendants, is graphically described in to
morrow's Dispatch by Mrs. Alexander.
H mr, j-i -
At tlie Branch Offices of The '
ft Dispatch. ' ' i
to-morrow's issue up to 9 o'ctoek PM.
orancn omces in tne various ols-
xiiirm f auk '
THE GEANDEST TET.
An Audience of 6,000 Music lovers
Delighted Last Evening.
CH'S PLAN FOR FOSTER'S SONGS
to Found a Great and Popular National
Opera Upon Them. .
HEEEKALISCHILL AND HEAD! TO QUIT
Incidents Fran the Main Dressing Bona of Uaaicnva
to be Remembered. .
It wan a rainy Friday night, bnt it brought
together 6,000 people at the Musie Festival.
It was also a Wagner night In addition to
what tjje people saw and heard, a reporter
heard and learned some facts of interest
about the greatest soloists. The festival U
thus reported, reviewed and gone into.
But one month ago a man would have
been called Insane had he predicted that
conservative Pittsburg would become musio
mad. He would have been called an en
thusiast visionary crank, had he sug
gested tbat 6,000 of the best and brightest,
handsomest and richest of this city would
turn out to attend any musical event
The scenes of last night, however, tran
scended the hopes and expectations of even
the most sanguine. It was fashionable night
in Pittsburg. A precedent had, somewhere
years ago, been established, and it is faith-
Herr Paul Kalisch.
.fully followed here. Every Friday night, at
an event of any importance, the fashionabla
world turns out with unanimity remarkable
and success assured.
Six thousand people mean a great, great
many in this city, grown used to indifferent
audiences of one-sixth that number. Bring
these 6,000 together under the roof of an
auditorium now well known to all; clothe
IN SILKS AND LACES
and lovely gowns of white and pink, and
cream or more somber black; ornament them
with gold and scintillating diamonds; then
turn on the full glare of 1,000 electric lights,
and some idea may be given of the happy
and handsome, good-natured and yet crit
ical andience that welcomed "fashionable
night" at the May Festival; an audience
that could not encore enough, and scarcely
fonnd time in hours to examine and favor
ably comment upon the superb soloists, tha
splendid orchestra, the lovely chorus, and,
last and not least, their own handsome
But while applause and criticism, encore
and bravo, and bravissimo were showered
upon the singers and players within, some
little scenes of the inner life of the soloists
were occurring without, and will be of in
terest to a public that sees nothing within
the charmed circle of "behind the scenes,"
and can only judge of what is before. But
first, a few words with courtly Manager O.
"I have learned to-day," said he, "of a
few things of interest to you PItfsbnrgers.
We know how much you think of Foster's
tnnes, and you won't be amazed to hear that
Juch is even more interested.
ALL OP S. C. POSTER'S SONGS.
"A few weeks ago she gave Mr. Kleber
an order to collect for her all the known
compositions of your Foster, and to-day she
was delighted beyond measure to receive
from Mr. Kleber some 60 of his tunes,
some of them most exquisite. She will take
them home, and, during the quiet summer,
will look over them and study her favorites
for future use, to sing them the world over.
Juch is prolific of bright Ideas and is fre
quently asked for her opinion, as are also
the other singers, who often have valuable
suggestions. Juch has suggested that Fos- ''J'
ter's airs be utilized in American operas,
just as Flotow took old German airs and J?
produced 'The Last Bose of Summer,' and
most of the opera of 'Martha.' So you need
not be surprised to hear her suggestion ha '''
been taken up and Pittsburg's Stephen O.
Foster made even more famous than now.
"I received over 100 letters, nd an equal
number of personal requests, that Juch be
asked to sing the 'Suanee Biver.' She
yields gracefully to this request, and at the
Saturday matinee will sing a famous song
she loves, to an audience proud of its com
poser, Stephen C. Foster.
KALISCH ILL AND TO QUIT.
Paul Kalisch has been very 111, and has
sustained his part with great difficulty dur
ing the entire week; but, so well has this
been done, that no one in the vast audience
would imagine that the man who sang so
beautifully was so ill he could scarcely
reach the stage. With his wife, Lilli Leh
mann, and Conductor Seidl, and one
half the orchestra, Kalisch will return
to New York on tho 3 o'clock train Snnday
morning. Locke, with part of the Thomas
Orchestra and the Boston Symphony, will
go with the rest of the company to Indian
apolis, then on a Southern and Western
tour, ending June 22 in Louisville. Signor
Bologna will join him here, to take the
place of Kalisch, though no one has been
fonnd to take the place ot the lovely
Now, as to the scenes in the dressing
room, they can best be described by telling
of tbe actual conversation that occurred.
It's rather strange how they all cling to the
German in conversation; but, perhaps, not
so strange after all, considering that they
are alwayr together, and naturally fall into
the mother tongue when a natural wish or
thought is to be expressed.
This seemed to be the rule last night
Under the tension of an enormous critical
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