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The Solitary Monarch in Either,
. America Forced From
A STARTLING REVOLUTION.
The Army is Now in Com
plete Control, and is
Preparing to ,
ESTABLISH A BEPTJBLIC.
The Secretary of the Navy Remained
Faithful to His Imperial Mas
ter, Dom Pedro, and
HIS LIFE WAS SOON F0EFEITED.
The Sudden Uprising T7I11 HaTe a Mo
mentous Effect on Trade Sehtiona
With the United States
A PEOYISIOSAL GOYEENMENT FOEMED.
Brazil has been revolutionized, and it is
announced that the largest country upon
the American continent, except the United
States, will be made a republic
A provisional government for that
purpose has already been formed.
The uprising was not altogether
peaceful, and at least one leading Govern
ment officer was killed. The Brazilian
Minister at Washington refnses to believe
the reports, bnt they are confirmed from
rSFXCtAt. TTLEGBAJt TO TOT DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, November 15. A tremen-.
dons sensation was caused by the receipt
by Charles E. Flint,and other parties largely
interested in Brazil, of the following terse
and significant telegram, dated Bio Janeiro:
"Revolution has broken out here. The
Brazilian armies in control. Ministry has
resigned. Minister shot Attempt to estab
c Confirmation of (be Report.
Xster Mr. Flint received a second cable
gram from Bio Jauerio which confirmed
the first one, and added the information that
the Brazilian Secretary of the Navy
had been killed. The two cable
grams were from independent sources.
The Secretary of the Navy, according to
the Almanach de Gotha for 1889 was
Senator Liuz Antonio Vieira Da Silva.
Mr. Flint also received a telegram from the
Brazilian Minister in "Washington, but this,
he said, did not add anything to his knowl
edge of the situation.
Other cable messages, all in cipher, were
received, confirming the first report, but
details are of the most meager description.
The London firms which are engaged in the
Brazilian trade, also received advices es
tablishing the truth of the report.
It Will Affect America.
"The effect of a revolution in Brazil,
which will interest the American people
most directly," said Charles E. Flint to
. night," will be felt in our commercial re
lations with that country. Two-thirds of
all the coffee and rubber which are pro
duced there come to this country. The
coffee comes from Eio de Janeiro, and the
rubber from Para. Our other imports from
there are insignificant.
"Unless the troubles there interrupt com
merce for a long time I do not think it will
k affect the coffee market materially, because
we have the two or three months' supply
on hand, but it will be different with
the rubber market. This is the beginning
of the busy season with the manufacturers
of rubber goods, and they must have Para
rubber none other will serve and there is
not in sight at the present time more than a
two weeks' snpply. If more does not arrive
the factories will have to close.
A Complete Snrpri.e.
"The news in our cablegram was a total
surprise to ns. There was nothing in the sit
uation, as we knew it, which offers any ex
planation of the revolt, nor did we have
any knowledge that any trouble was im
pending." Brazil, he said, had a fine navy, and from
the fact that the head of the navy had been
Killed, he concluded that this arm of the
service remained faithful to the Emperor.
In Para there has been a growing feeling
of discontent because of the export duties. It
is said that the eiDortsof rilbber from that
port have grown to 530,000,000 annually.
On this the export duties amount to
50,000,000, the greater part of which goes to
the imperial treasury.
A strong party has consequently grown
np there which has advocated a separation
from the Empire and the erection of an in
dependent Government The Consul Gen
eral of Brazil, Senor Salvador De Men
donca, was not in this city to-day.
OQcers of the Government.
The Brazilian Cabinet, as it was consti
tuted when the Almanach De Gotha for
1889 was published, was composed ot Sena
tor Joao Alfredo Correa De Oliviera, Presi
dent of the .Council and Minter of Finance;
Deputy Joseph E. Fernandes Da Costa
Pereira, Minister -of the Interior;
Deputy Antonio Ferreira Vianna, Minister
of Justice; Senator Antonio Da Silva Prado,
Minister of Foreign Affairs; Senator Iiuiz
Antonio Vieira Da Silva, Minister of Ma
rine; Senator Thomaz Jose Coelho D'AI
meida, Minister of War, 8nd Deputy Eod
rigo Augusto Da Silva, Minister of Public
Works, Commerce and Agriculture.
k The long reign of Dom Pedro IX, which
(has lasted now for almost 60 years, has been
mild and liberal and has been marked by a
spirit of pi ogress. The Legislative Assem
bly consists of the Senate and Chamber of
Deputies. There are 60 members of the Up
per House and 125 in tbe Lower. Since
1S81 both Senators and Deputies have been
elected by the direct vote of the people.
Not All Aliened to Vote.
Universal suffrage has not jet been at
tained, as a votermust possess a yearly in
come of about $200, and monks and servants
are not entitled to vote. Eecently Protes
tants have been made eligible to the Legis
lature. Senators receive a salary of (4,500
and Deputies $3,000 for tbe session of four
months annually. Senators are chosen tor
life and the Deputies for four years.
The Chamber of Deputies has the initia
tive in the assessment of taxes and in mat
ters Concerning the army and navy. The
Senate has the right to convoke the legisla
tive assembly should the Emperor fail to do
so within two months after the date fixed by
law. The Emperor, through his Council of
Ministers, nominates bishops, governors of
provinces and magistrates, declares war and
peace, and executes the measures voted by
the legislature. HI may dissolve the
Chamber of Deputies, and may grant am
nesties and pardons.
One Canse for Trouble.
The Government has had to meet a de
ficit in its resources every year for several
years past, bnt has been punctual in paying
the interest on its foreign debt As a
result ot this policy, Brazilian credit
is better in London and Paris than in Bio
de Janeiro. The yearly deficit has brought
about an oppressive system of taxation of
land, bouse rent, trades and the transfer of
property and duties on exports and imports, i
DOM PEDBO XL, THE GOOD EJIPEKOR 'WHO EVIDENTLY HTST EETtEE.
The total national debt on Januarrl.
1888, was about $500,000,000, or about $40
per capita. The Government ,Jias been
forced to increase its isstieror''p"aper money,
which has depreciated and fluctuated in
Talue to sneb an extent as to become a
source of constant trouble in Brazilian
Since 1875 service in the army has been
obligatory, bnt exemption may be obtained
by personal substitution or by a payment of
5G00. The actual strength or the" army is
about 15,000, besides 7,000 gendarmerie", of
whom one-fifth are stationed at Eio. The
National Guard was to be reorganized next
year and improved weapons were to be
furnished to the infantry.
Naval Strength of the Conutrr.
The navy comprises 9 iron-clads, 6 cruis
ers, 8 torpedo and 15 gunboats. There are
4,272 officers and men. The total tonnage
is 40,252. The list includes four turret ships
built in England within the last six years.
Two years ago Brazil had 4,955 miles of
railways in operation, one-fourth of which
were owned by the State. The Government
spends more than 52,500,000 annually in
guarantees of interest for railways. The
telegraph system, amounting to about 7,000
miles of lines, is under Government control,
and contributes regularly to the deficit
The revenue of the postal service also falls
behind the expenditure. Commerce is chief
ly with England, France and the United
States, this country getting abont one-third
of the exports.
A Very Emy-Golne Monarch.
Perhaps the most liberal man of the
Liberal party of Brazil is Dom Pedro. He
has always intrusted much of the govern
ment of the empire to bis Ministers and has
found his greatest pleasure in ratifying
his tastes for literature, science and travel.
His visit to this country in 1876 and his re
cent trip to Europe, where he was thongbt
to be fatally ill, and his other absences
from his country, did much to
foster his Liberal ideas. The Conser
vative nobility have found in him their
strongest opponent and the believers in a
Brazilian republic have looked to the Em
peror for a realization ot their hopes.
The heir apparent to the throne is the
Crown Princess Izabel, who was born in
1846, and in 1864 was married to Prince
Louis, of Orleans, Comte d'En, the eldest
son of the Due de Nemours and
cousin of the Comte de Paris. She has
three sons, the eldest 14 years old. The
Crown Princess has acted as Regent during
her father's absence, and has shown an in
clination for affairs of stale and considera
ble ability as a ruler.
CAN'T CEEDIT IT.
The Brazilian Minister at Washington
Dor.n'tSee Borr a Revolution U Poi
ible He Has, Received So Offlcinl
Information of tbe Blatter.
"Washington, November 15. The re
port that in the Brazilian revolution Baron
'Ladexio, the Minister of the Navy, had been
killed, was shown to the Brazilian Minister
at midnight. He was surprised
at the intelligence, and upon
being asked it there was any reasons why
minister xiaaerio snoum nave Deen an espe
cial object of attack on the part ot the revo
lutionists, said that be was utterly unable
to account for it, and could not believe the
reports of revolution were true. He
"The Bepublican party, to which the re
volt is ascribed, could not have grown so
large as to bring about a revolution. At
the last election not a single mem
ber of that party was chosen on
the first ballot, and on the
second ballot only two or three were elected
from a single province. That election was
entirely free and open; there was no inter
ference on tbe part of the Government,
no dismissals, no attempt to coerce the vot
ers. A revolution could not have occurred
in so free a country as Brazil without some
"The last steamer brought me the papers.
Continued on Seventh TageJ
Another Wealthy Victim of the Prin
cess Diss Debar Succeeds in
SLIPPING THROUGH THE MESHES
Of the Net Thrown. Over Her by the Priest
ess of Spiritualism
BEFOBE HEE P0CKETB00K WAS EMPTY.
Tbe Adrentnrea left in London to Find Her Way
Home as Ens Can.
The latest victim of Madam Diss Debar
who has been heard from is a wealthy
elderly widow of "Washington, named Levy.
Mrs. Levy, took a great deal of stock in Diss
Debar; so mnch so, in fact, that she accom
panied the spiritualistic high priestess to
London, where her eyes were finally opened,
however, and she returned home, leaving
the Diss Debar to mourn the loss of her
ISPICUL TBLZGBAX TO THE DISPATCH.!
NewTobk, November 15. The Princess
Diss Debar, who has not been heard of in
New York much since her release from
Blackwell's Island, where she served a six
months' sentence, is in London. It appears
that in September last, being in financial
straits, she went to Washington to better
her fortunes, and her attempt proving a
success, she took an ocean voyage.
In Washington lives a wealthy elderly
widow named Levy, whose home is the
abode of comfort, and who had at thotime
of Diss Debar's visit an invalid daughter in
the house. Dlaa-Dcbar went to see her late
one rainy night, and renewed an acquaint
ance which was alight and not highly agree
able to Mrs. Levy. The story told by the
adventuress was a pitiful one and the'kind
hearted hostess reluctantly permitted her to
stay all night, though she had sickness in
the family and no bedroom to spare. Un
daunted by the fact that her hostess could
not give her a bed and bad to pat her on the
library sofa to sleep, Diss Debar remained
several days in the house, and when she left
she carried with her the rich widow, whose
purse she shared.
MBS. LETT'S STOBT
is that the woman worked upon her feelinps
by declaring that she saw the spirit of her
dead husband, and finally by prodncmg
visible writing on a slate from him. One of
his messages was to the effect that Mrs.
Levy must put aside everything and go
abroad with the poor hunted creature, who
claimed her protection. This message, com
ing at a time when her daughter was very
ill, did not deter Mrs. Levy, who, it seems,
was now thoroughly under the influence of
the medium's power. Mrs. Levy hurriedly
packed her trunks, left her daughter nnH
household affairs in the hands of a relative,
uau aespue me protests ana tears ot her
family, came on to New York and sailed for
England with the triumphant hitrh nrieitein
The wiles that had worked so satisfacto
rily with Mr. Luther B. Marsh were as suc
cessful in tbe case of the Washington widow,
and Diss Debar got to London with the aid
of her money. Mrs. Levy had never been
abroad, nor had she seen much of the world.
and her trip was au exciting one for her.
Diss Debar told her they were going
DIBECTLT TO THE RESIDENCE
of Mme. Blavatsky, in Clarendon road;
that she and Blavatsky were old friends:
that Mrs. Leyy should meet this wonderful
woman on arrival, and that they would stay
at her bouse.
The two women reached London in the
evening apd drove at once to theTheo
sophical headquarters. The Diss Debar
woman alighted, and, on being admitted to
the bouse, sent word to Mme. Blavatsky
that "an old friend of hers was there and
wished to see her." Mme. Blavatsky sent
Colonel Olcott to the drawing rooms to meet
tbe caller, and there he saw a woman
dressed as a Sister of Charity. On hearing
her name he at once recognized it, and set
aboutthe difficult task of getting rid of her
Mrs. Levy waited without, expecting
every moment to see Mme. Blavatsky come
with open arms to welcome the friend of the
Ermcess. Bnt it was a long-time before she
ad the pleasure of seeing the door open,
and when it did Diss Debar emerged alone,
BOWED OUT BT THE COLONEL.
She had pleaded to stay all niebt, urging
that she and her wealthy friend were
strangers and knew not where to go in that
vast city. Colonel Olcott could not think
of granting her request, as he was a guest
himself of tbe people who were entertaining
him temporarily, and Mme. Blavatsky
permanently, but he gave her the address of
a.housein Elgin Crescent, where theosophists
were in the habit of staying. It was near
the theosophical headquarters, in Clarendon
road, and Diss Debar told Mrs. Levy a
plausible story when she returned to tie
carriage and ordered the driver to take them
to their destination.
Colonel Olcott's card obtained them ad
mission to the boarding house in Elgin
Crescent, and they were soon installed in
comlortable apartments. Mrs. Levy wanted
to see Mme. Blavatsky, and the princess
promised from day to day to take her to see
her, but she did not, and she left her victim
so much alone that the poor woman became
TJNHAPPY AND HOMESICK,
and wanted to return to her family. Diss
Debar pleaded with her to stay with her un
til Mr. Marsh, for whom she was looking
hourly, should come, and thus She quieted
Mr. Levy, while she spent her money.
At the boarding house the Princess
passed under the name of Mrs. Marsh, and
Mrs. Levy, obedient to her in everything,
agreed to call her so. Diss Debar was
mnch away, no one knew where, and Mrs.
Levy finally told her landlady the whole
story of her troubles, and. Bought her ad.
vice. She had given Diss 'Debar a great
deal of money, bnt still had, unknown to
her, about $1,400. The sensible landlady,
Mrs. Godolphont advised her to leave Lon
don at once ancr'r6tnrn to her friends.
Diss Debar had been away for several
days at this time, and Mrs. Levy was des
perate, and acted upon the advice given her.
She opened Diss Debar's trunk and took
from it her elegant sealskin cloak, which
the latter had appropriated, together with
other articles ot wearing apparel, paid her
bill, and, accompanied by Mrs. Godolphon,
she went to Liverpool and sailed for New
DISS DEBAB'S AWAKENING.
Mrs. Godolphon waited for tbe Sister of
Charity, otherwise known to her as Mrs.
Marsh, to return to her house, and in a few
days she did so, She was surprised, in
deed, to hear of Mrs. Levy's departure, and
indignant that she should have deserted
her. She loudly accused her of taking her
sealskin cloak, but Mrs. Godolphon, who
had seen the contents of the trunk and
knew that tbe princess did not have a
change of clothing in it, told her that it was
Mrs. Levy's cloak and Mrs. Levy's money
which she had been using. She ordered tbe
adventuress to pay her room rent and send
for her trunk, which the latter did.
Mrs. Levy had paid the bill to tbe time
she left, and it was bat a trifling sum that
was due. Diss Debar, still asserting that
she expected Mrs. Marsh on every steamer,
left the Elgin Crescent house, and was soon
lost to the sight of the landlady.
Mme. Blavatsky, when told of the visit of
Diss Debar, was angry, and denied that she
bad ever seen her in her life. She did not
even know her record, and was surprised
that the woman had imposed upon Colonel
Olcott to the extent she did. Fortunate it
was for Mrs. Levy thatDiss Debar saw him,
for he sent them to an honest woman, who
was the means of restoring her to her home
and friends, and saving her front further
loss and trouble.
LEFT TOMB. LYON.
Too District Attorney to Bring Bolts In the
Jeannetto Glawvorlcera' Cnies, Fro
Tided He Can Sustain Them Civil
Salts to be Settled First.
Washington, November 15. As a re
sult of several conferences of Attorney Gen
eral Miller, Secretary Windom and Solicitor
Hepburn, in regard to the case of the 25
English glassblowers employed in the estab
lishment of Chambers, McKee & Co., of
Jeannette, Pa., the first named to-day re
ferred all the papers in the case to United
States District Attorney Lyon, of Pittsburg,
with instructions to proceed against the firm
named, and those officers of the local as
sembly of glass blowers who were instru
mental in bringing tbe English laborers to
this country, provided he is satisfied that
suits can be maintained against them under
tho provisions of the alien contract labor
The question as to the return of the im
ported laborers, it is understood, will not be
aded upon until after the legal questions
involved in the civil suita shall have been
Solicitor Hepburn has given an opinion to
the Secretary of the Treasury 'that the
law was violated in this case, and that the
Department has ample authority to send the
Imported glass blowers back to England.
THEEE WIDOWS ,JN LIKE.
Claimants of the E.tnto of a Murdered
Italian In Buffalo.
rSPZCIU. TXXJU&UI.TOTC3 2)IgrXTffi.l
an Italian, who murdered a Frank Marino,
a fellow countryman, about six weeks ago,
presented a bill of 50 against the estate to
day. This was not the only extraordinary
feature of this case, though. Marino was
living with a wife and child in this city,
and till to-day no one supposed he was of
polygamous tendencies. He left an estate
worth not far from 55,000, and when it came
to be settled to-day three widows, each
tightly grasping a mairiage certificate, pre
sented themselves in court. Julia N.
Marino hails from Paterson, N. J., Marr
M. Marino from Philadelphia, and Lizzie
L. Marino lives in Buffalo. Mrs. Phila
delphia was accompanied by two interesting
Judge Stern rested the case where it was,
and will hear testimony to-morrow. None
of the women had heard of the others, and
all were paralyzed at discovering their com
petitors. None of the widows were over 30,
and two were pretty.
C0DGHX1N MAT CONFESS.
The Testimony in the Cronln Trial Will bo
rSFZCIii TELZQBAM TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Chicago, November 15. The Cronin
case will be resnmed to-morrow morning.
Reporter Clancey, of New York, will give
some damaging testimony against P. O'Sul-
livan, and then the defense will begin to
combat the evidence of the State. It is
rumored that Lawyer Foster will make a
motion for the discharge of Beggs, against-
whom be will claim the charge of conspir
acy has nSt been proven. When a similar
motion was made in behalf of Oscar Neebe,
the Anarchist, three years ago the court
overruled it, and the jury, who all along had
looked favorably on the prisoner, gave him
a 20-year sentence.
Conghlin has become very morose since
Mrs. Hontel's sensational testimony, and
refuses to talk to bis colleagues. It is
thought he will be the confessor if one is
found among them conspirators.
SENT UP FOR BDEGLAEL
Varied Career of an Arabian Deserter From
tho United State Army.
tEFECLU. TELEQBAM TO TOT DI8PATCIt.l
Hudson, N. Y., November 15. In the
Court of Sessions, held here this week, three
criminals were sentenced to terms aggre
gating 29 years. William DeWitt, colored,
was convicted of burglary in the third de
gree, and sent to Dannemora for five years.
He was arrested last June for a series of
burglaries committed in this city. Three
days later he made his escape by cutting a
hole in the jail wall and dropping a dis
tance of nearly 20 feet. He was injured by
the fall, bnt managed to crawl to ah old
barn some distance away, where he was
found the next day, unable to move.
Detective Bryant, who arrested DeWitt,
subsequently learned that he was a deserter
from the United States army. DeWitt is 28
years old, a native or Oman, Arabia, a
barber by occupation, and his home is in
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT.
The Contest for Lieutenant Governor of Ohio
Down to a margin of 23.
rSr-XCIAI. TBIIOEAM TO TOT DISPATCn.1
Columbus, O., November 15. The re
turns from Washington county were sent
back by the Secretary of Btate to be cor
rected in some minor particulars by the
county clerk, and they were again received
to-night, with 20 votes deducted from Lamp
son for Lieutenant Governor, which reduces
his plurality to 22. Marquis, Democrat,
still talks of contesting.
E-HENRY HAYNIB, in to-morrow's
DISPATCH, describes Paris
as it appears from the hill of Mont-
The Friends of Congressman Eeed
Leaning Back Contentedly,
NOT DREAMING DEFEAT POSSIBLE.
They Have Counted Noses and Are Sore
They Hare Enough Totes
TO ELECT THEIR MAN NEXT 8PEAKER.
Eomeof tbe Arguments They Present Against Major
The friends of Beed, of Maine, claim with
confidence that all of the Pennsylvania Be
publican members of the House will vote
for him for Speaker, with the possible ex
ception of five. They speak in a friendly
way of McKinley, but say he has had no
experience as a presiding officer, and that in
that regard their man is far superior.
rTKOH A 6TATF CDBSZSPOirnSX T.l
Washington, NovemW 15. The re
ports sent out during the last few days in re
gard to the Speakership, which spoke of the
failure of the friends of Tom Beed to count
as many certain votes for their candidate as
they had been claiming, seem to be without
foundation. If the friends of any candi
date are perfectly serene it is the friends of
Beed who are in that enviable condition.
They feel so certain that they are not an
tagonizing any other candidate.
All of the friends of Beed with, whom the
correspondent of The "Dispatch has
held conversation have expressed them-,
selves kindly toward the other candidates,
and especially toward McKinley, who is
admitted to be tbe strongest opponent of
Beed. They say ot the Ohio man, however,
that while they admire his ability, and con
cede that he might be a brilliant success as
a Speaker, he would be an experiment, as
he has had no experience in the chair,
either as a temporary occupant to relieve
the Speaker, or as Chairman of the commit
tee ot the whole.
Probibly no member of tbe House of any
thing like equal prominence has had so
little experience as a presiding officer, and
has shown so little disposition to interest
himself in contests based on parliamentary
procedures. He has always fought shy of
debates on points of order, and no one can
remember his ever having raised or discussed
a question of order.
It is the argument of the friends of other
candidates, therefore, that in view of the in
experience of McKinley, it would be
hazardous to elect him Speaker at a time
when tbe office demands all the experience
and ability that can be brought to the place.
The friends of Beed are not using this as an
argument against McKinley, but merely
state it as one of the features of the contest
which must occur to every member of Con
gress. They believe Beed will have a ma
jority of the caucus on the first formal
ballot, and to this end Pennsylvania will
probably contribute of her 21 Bepublican
votes all but five.
HOW THEY "WILL VOTE.
The latest and most reliable information
from the State secured by The Dispatch
correspondent Indicates that Kelley, Har
mar, Yard ley, Osborne .and Scull will sup--port
-McKinley.- OT these HhrmitfOj
borne and Yardteysat close toMoKinley
during the session of the Fiftieth Congress,
nnd their support is probably due te this
daily proximity. Scull's support arises
from tbe fact that a brother of McKinley,
having some influence, resides in the Somer
set district Kelley's support is because he
and McKinley are similar types, both ex
tremists in any of their beliefs, and slow to
admit the possibility of their being wrong.
Of the other Bepublicans of the great Be
publican delegation from Pennsylvania, the
largest from any State, Boyne. Dalzell.
Townsend, Bingham, Darlington and Wat
son are outspoken and pronounced in sup
port of Beed, while it is almost, if not quite
certain, that he will have the votes of Bros-
ms, Bcranton, itue, Wright, AlcUormicK,
Atkinson, Craig, Bay, Culbeitson, and
"Charlie" O'Neil, ot Philadelphia. These
nine last named have been heard from indi
rectly, but the authority is good which
claims them as being sure for Beed as the
six previously named who are known to
AN ABGUMENX FOE BEED.
As the opening of Congress comes nearer
to hand, the sentiment grows that Beed is
the man who can meet the pecnliar exigen
cies of the situation jaore successfully than
any other. Beed has all along taken the
position, and argued eloquently in support
of it, that the power to make dilatory mo
tions without limit was an innovation, and
not contemplated by any civilized parlia
mentary code. He has also taken the ground
that the House, previous to the adoption of
rules by a new Congress, shonld work under
general parliamentary law, as to work nnder
the rules of a former House until tbe adop
tion of new rules was to operate possibly
under the control of an abuse, while at
tempting to reform that very abuse, which
was an absnrdity.
But it has been to some extent the custom
to operate nnder the rnles of the preceding
House nntil the adoption of the new rnles
by a new House, and the Democrats will
undoubtedly hold that this precedent should
be followed in the adoption of new rules for
the Fifty-first Congress. If this were per
IT -WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE
to adopt the new rules with any modifica
tion of the clanse under which limitless dil
atory motions are possible, and by tbe em
p loyment of which the Democrats could fil
ibuster to infinity and prevent any legisla
tion they did not favor. As this would be
far more revolutionary tban the setting
aside of the precedent in regard to the oper
ation of the old rnles until the adoption of
the new, tbe Bepublicans will not hesitate
to adopt the pUn of declaring that the
House will work nnder general parlia
mentary law until a committee on rules can
be appointed and report new rules,
and until the report can be dis
cussed, and in some form adopted,
such a rnling will undoubtedly raise a
great row, and Beed is thought to be tbe
ideal man for the contingency. His posi
tion all along has been exactly in harmony
with what is contemplated, as can be shown
from his speeches.
If Reed be elected Speaker, he can so rule
with better grace than any other, because it
is in line with his convictions, and this the
Democrats could not dispute. Of course
they will appeal from his decision. The
question would be
DISCUSSED OK THE APPEAI.,
and at the close of the discussion the Bepub
licans would sustain the Speaker. AU that
is necessary is for them to muster their
quorum, and then the Democrats, deprived
of their former right to filibuster, can accom
plish nothing, either by voting or by ab
staining from voting, as, by the latter
course, they could not prevent a quorum,
all the Bepublicans being present, operat
ing under general parliamentary law, which
does not admit of dilatory motives except to
a very limited extent,
A report from the Committee on Bules,
embodying tbe old rnles, perhaps with a
raaical modification of freedom to make dil
atory motions, could tben be easily adopted.
Free dlscm.ion, probably lasting, several
days, would be permitted, but,with the new
rules once in force the power of the crank.
preletueMl objector ad filifeaaierer
would be at an end, and the majority, al
ways taking care to keep a quorum at hand,
conld fight through any legislation it de
sired. Nobody appears to dispute that Eeed'
both on account of his ability, experience
and cunning as a parliamentarian, and also
his well-known position in regard to the
abuse of dilatory motions, and the rules
which should govern a new Congress pre
vious to the adoption of new rules, is the
fittest person to meet the exigency from tbe
standpoint of- the Speaker, and even his
great resources might be taxed to the ut
The President Thinking of a New Candidate
for the Supremo Bench Judge Me
Crary, of Iowa, Indiana and
Mtssonrl, the Man.
rsrzcui. tbliokaii to thepispatch.1
.Washington, November 15. President
Harrison is said to be preparing a surprise
for tbe numerous candidates for the vacant
Supreme Court Judgeship and their friends.
It is learned to-day, on the authority of a
Senator, that tbe man whom the President
really desires to appoint as the successor of
Stanley Matthews is George W. McCrary,
formerly of Iowa. Judge McCrary was a
member of the Forty-first, Forty-second,
Forty-third and Forty-fourth Congresses,
Secretary of War in the Cabinet of Presi
dent Hayes, and United States Circuit
Judge in Iowa. He resigned the latter
place, to which he waa appointed by Presi
dent Hayes, to become the attorney of the
Atchison, Topeka and Santa, Fe Railroad
with headquarters in Kansas City.
For the past three weeks some very
earnest work haa been done in Judge Mc
Crary'a behalf, and some of the strongest
and most influential men in the West,
backed np by friends in Washington, have
been urging his claims upon the President.
It is a fact not generally known, that aside
from his other elements of strength. Mc
Crary has the honor of being a native of
Indiana. He was born at Evanaville 54
years ago. but has been a resident of Iowa
nearly all his life.
It is said that President Harrison feels
very favorable to this new candidate, and
that if he can see his way clear to do so, he
will certainly appoint him. There Is but
one obstacle in the way of such action, and
that is the fact that Justice Miller is also a
resident of Iowa. It is believed by Mc
Crary's friends, however, that Mr. Miller,
having reached the age of retirement and
being in poor health of late, is preparing to
leave the bench. It is also said that Justice
Miller would be all the more ready to retire
if he knew that McCrary was to be his
successor. Such an arrangement would
give tbe President an opportunity to make
two appointments at once.
McCrary's appointment is not contingent
upon Miller's retirement, however, as Judge
McCrary has been a citizen of Missouri
since leaving the bench, a section that
would be greatly pleased to be honored
with a Supreme Conrt Judgeship. Mc
Crary's friends are very confident that, to
gether with the friendship of the President
and the very strong backing of influential
Bepublicans, their candidate will win.
WiNAMAKEE AND HIS EETEEAT.
now the Poatraaster General Keep BIbi
elf to Hlraielf.
rsrxcuit. Tn.iaitjuf to the vnrxicaj
Washington. November IS. Post
master General Wanaaaker is constantly
surprising Ue oKiei&Is of tae.i'oatoJ
-par tHient byj$f orgia2iB laala a
unrnrisinp' tfie oMeials of thff.Toatoffina Tim.
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for transacting business. His'latestla this:
He has taken possession of a room way np
in a corner of the attio story of the depart
ment building. This is known as "Wana
maker's retreat" by the few officials is
the department who are aware of its
existence. For tbe most part the employes
do not know that there is snch a room, and
as for the visitors, when they come to the
department and are told that Mr. Wana
makerispuf, they suppose that means out
of the building. The wide open door of this
office tends to confirm this impression, and
so they depart without asking any further
In the meanwhile, the Postmaster Gen
eral is in his den, upstairs, and here come,
one after another, as they receive the sum
mons, the officials of the department to call
upon their chief.
A SNUB FOR JEFF DATIS.
Secretary Tracr Ohllaea BIra to be Set Aside
for the Marine Band.
rsrncLU. txlxobxh to thi nisri.Tca.1
Washington, November IS. Orders
were issued to-day by tbe Secretary of tbe
Navy detailing the Marine Band to go to
Fayetteville, N. C, to assist in the forth
coming centennial celebration of the ratifi
cation by the Tarheel State of the Federal
Constitution. It was proposed some time
ago that this action shonld be taken, but the
fact became known that Jefferson Davis
was to deliver the orstion, and this deterred
the Secretary of the Navy from giving a
Finally, however, the objection reached
the managers of the proposed anniversary
exercises, and they undertook to eliminate
Jeff Davis from tbe programme.. In this
they were successful, and the vacant posi
tion of orator was tendered Senator Vance,
after which there waa no further trouble
abont obtaining the Marine Band. Senator
Bansom was useful to his constituents, in
this matter, but it is said the friends of
Davis are furious at his being set aside.
TEASH TO THROW AWAT.
A General HoBseeleanlns: of the Depart
ment Soon to Take Place.
Washington, November 15. Beports
are being submitted to the Secretary of the
Treasury by tbe various chiefs of bureaus
of that department, giving information rela
tive to the amount of stored documents,
papers, vouchers, receipts, etc., in their re
spective files that can be destroyed without
injuring the interests of the Govern
ment. This is in accordance with the
provisions of' an act of Congress
passed a year or so ago, calling for statistics
on which to base some remedial legislation.
It is known that in the Treasury Depart
ment there are many mnch needed rooms
occupied by these really useless files, that
can be dispensed with as well as not. In
tbe office of the Third Auditor alone there
are four large rooms that are filled with
worthless papers. This is bnt a sample,
and in the crowded condition of the Treas
ury Department it is highly important that
there shonld be a general house cleaning.
The report from the Bureau of Internal
Bevenne shows thatin that office there are
10,112 cubic feet of paper, amounting to 150
tons, that can be destroyed without any
danger. Tbese consist mainly of stub book's
of revenne officers, containing records of
stamps issued. The accounts of these offi
cers are all closed, and this material is just
so much dead weight.
The act referred to included all of the ex
ecutive departmens, and as'soon as the re
ports are made to Congress a committee con
sisting of tbe President of the Senate and the
Speaker of the House will consider methods
by which this vast mass of paper may be
removed from the room it now occupies.
C-BESSIE BRAMBTiT haa some
thing to say about OTfworiieel
society wobmb im to-aaotwir's
niaPA'roHL ' &i
.ETS, FOASALES, ETC., FOB
ed iSlffJVmain advertising
DisPAJAh avenne,up to
A Scheme to Build' a Bridge
From Thirty-Fourth Street,
S. S, to Mt. Airy. -
WM. D. WEST BACKING IT;
Chief Bigelow Thinks It Woold Pay,
and Also Benefit the Fa& '
WORK 05 THE IATTBE TO BEGHT.
i Ordinance to he laaoiueti to locate
Croghaa BoaleTard An inspection of All
tbe Park la the Con try to be Made A-
Red-Hot DbcMrioa la Cornelia Aboat
Free Bridget Xr. KoberUon Strike a
Saajc-Hla Rider to the Ostioa Seiela
tloa WoaldNot Woih AXaadaeaae Gar
dener to bo Employed.
William D. West, the well-known Sonth
sider, wants, to build a bridge to connect
Brownstown with the new Schenley Park.
Chief Bigelow is abont to visit all the parks
in the country to get pointers abont Pitts
burg's new breathing spot A stormy dis
cussion was one phase of the reception given
Mrs. Schenley's gift by Councils yesterday.
A new vehicle and foot bridge from
Brownstown to Mount Airy, is the latest
scheme in connection, with the Schenley
Pare. A number of Southside capitalist
are interested in the idea, and it is probable
that it will be a go.
Yesterday, W. D. West, the well-known
grocer and real estate dealer of Carson street,
called on Chief Bigelow and wanted the
latter1 opinion as to the feasibility of tho
plan. Mr. West's idea is to con
struct the bridge from a point
on Thirty-foprtfa street and run it clear up
to the park. This would locate the bridge
about 1,000 feet on tbe other side of the
Jones &LaughHn bridge, which doe nor
permit of vehicle travel.
THE CHIEP'a IDEAS.
Chief Bigelow tola Mr. West that ths
better plan would be to have the bridge
strike Second avenue about Laughlin'a sta
tion. Mr. West thought it wonld be better
to land the bridge on Sylvan avenue and
said be would work the matter np. In this .
state the scheme now stands. In speaking ,
of it last night Chief Bigelow said; ,'
"I think that such a bridge aa the one
suggested by Mr. West would be a good
thing, not only for the Southside people, but
for the park as well. We need aa, , eafatnee '
from the Soathside; sad. if the bridge 1 -built
it will give the Soatbsidera aa easy,
way of getting te Mount Airy. The bridge
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Pr SET. West taBat It would be f goed
laeatonave tee onage ran up lsto-ute
park, but I think the better plan would, be
to build it to Second avenue only. If it is
tuilt I-think it will certainly pay."
"What will be the first thing- to be dona
abont the park now that Councils have ac
cepted Mrs. Schenley's gift?"
"Well, I will immediately get to work,
and have a correct topographical survey of
the ground made. Then we will have to
pnt it in first class condition. I intend to
have a capable landscape gardener to go
over the ground with me and make plana
about fixing it up. Tben the roads must be
laid out, walks and bridle path surveyed.
This will occupy the greater part of the
first year. I will visit all the large parks in
the country and familiarize myself with the
way they are laid out.
"Everything will, of course, depend oa
how much money Councils will give ns to
do tbe work. When this is settled the
work will go ahead nntil we have one of
the finest parks in the United States. The
lakes will be an important feature, and they
will be stocked with swans, ducks, etc. In
a short time Twill have introduced into
Councils an ordinance locating Croghaa
boulevard. This will be the main entrance,
and will run off Fifth avenne about 300 feet
west of the Beliefield Presbyterian Church,
The drive and walk will be 120 feet wide.
A TOTE STOKE BRIDGE.
As The Dispatch has stated before, we
will cross Boundary street and the Junction
Bailroad by a magnificent stone bridge, with
the entrance gate on the other side of the
"Some time in the near future there will be
a bridge thrown across 'abont at the lower
end of Oakland avenue. I think we can ar
range to have conveyances to take the people
to and through the park for a small charge.
As I said before, everything de
pends upon what Councils will
do. If we get enough money there will not
be a prettier spot in the world. We have no
money now to do anything, bnt I think
Councils will do the square thing. It was
stated in a speech at the meeting of Coun
cils this afternoon, that it would cost the
poor man 30 cents to take a trip to the park
from the city. This is not true. It will
cost bnt 5 cents via either the Fifth Avenne
Traction Boad or the Second Avenne Elec
tric Line. The fare on the former is 5 cent
to Oakland, and a few minutes' walk Trill
bring one to the park." .
THE OPTION ACCEPTED.
ConncII Agree to Bar the Other 1M Acres
From Mrs. Schenley A Stormy HfMlea
and Much Talk!- t
Schenley Park is now an assured and cer
tain fact, all preliminaries necessary having
been complied with and the deed to the
property having been formally peeseated to
Pittsburg's Councils and by them, gratefully
accepted in joint session. Besolutions
breathing thanks to Mrs. Mary E. Schenley
have also been pnt upon record. Now all
that remains to-be done is to proceed to tone
down 300 acres of naturally beautiful land
into a genuine park patterned after Central,
or New York, Druid Hill, of Baltimore, or
Fainaoant, of Philadelphia. With teat
the future must deal.
The proceedings of the joiat session in ac
cepting tbe great gift were slightly marred
by the action ot Mr. A. C. Bebertsoa in at
tempting to tack a free bridge rider oa to
the ordinance of acceptance, which prc
voked.a rather stormjr discussion, a consid
erable amount of sarcasm and delayed the
session bavaad seasonable llatits. Varies
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