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f PITCHING INTOOUAY,
JTajor Carson Charges His De
feat to the Chairman.
HE MINCES W WOBDS,
Declaring that He Told Mr. Quay the
WAS NOT A SENATOR'S BUSINESS.
He Has a Spicy Interview With His Suc
cessful Opponent, and
WILL SHI IN THE FIELD TO TEE END
Major John M. Carson, one of Pennsyl
vania's two candidates for Clerk of the
House of Representatives, smarting tinder
his defeat in the Keystone State caucus, yes
terday, is out in a spicy interview. He
lays his overthrow at Senator Quay's doors,
and gives his reasons for so dcing. He says
he had told Chairman Quay that the Honse
organization was not a subject for Senatorial
Jlnterference. Major Carson is still a candi
date for clerk.
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Washington; November 23. Mr. John
M. Carson, candidate for Clerk of the
House, isn't inclined to acquiesce in the
action ol the Pennsylvania delegation to
day as finally disposing of him. He is out
in a very spicy interview, in which he lays
his defeat in Pennsylvania to the interfer
ence of Quay.
For the past two days," says Mr. Carson,
"I anticipated this outcome. It can be ex
plained in a few words the interference of
Senator Quay. That Senator has passed
beyond the arbitrary management of town
councils and municipalities to the arbitrary
management ol Congressional delegations.
Success as Chairman of the National Com
mittee has increased his natural audacity.
WHEEE HE 'WAS TVEONQ.
"A short time ago X had the best of rea
sons for believing that a majority of the
Pennsylvania delegation would be with
me. In addition to the five gentlemen who
voted for me to-day, Messrs. Darlington,
Tardley and Scranton informed me person
ally that they would support me, and "Wat
son gave a like pledge to a mutual friend.
These four gentlemen voted for my competi
tor. General Bingham, of Philadelphia,
did not at any time say to me that I would
have his support, but from some of his
most intimate friends in Philadelphia I
learned that he had told them he would
ONE OP TWO ABSENTEES.
.' "Of the two absentees, Mr. Harmer is one
Of my most earnest supporters, and will vote
for me In caucus to-morrow, and, trom con
versations had with McUormick and others,
X count upon the support of that gentleman.
Had the five men named redeemed their
promises, I would have had a majority of
"Another point: Bite, Townsend and
Bay were not committed when they reached
Washington at least, they so informed me,
so that I should have an equal chance with
my opponent with them. I have no fault
to find with the action of these gentlemen,
but it is fair to assume that they may have
been somewhat influenced by the condi
tions which they found existing in refer
ence to the contest, upon their arrival
"What were these conditions?"
THE EXISTING CONDITIONS.
"The knowledge of the fact that Senator
Quay favored the selection of my opponent,
and the result that sprang from that fact,
namely, the transfer of the majority from
, ;me to him. Two weeks ago I had a talk
with Quay, in his committee room. I then
informed him that I had not consulted
him or Mr. Cameron about the clerkship,
because I believed it was a matter which did
not concern them; that the interference of
, Senators with the House organization would
be unwise and impolitic, and that so believ
ing, I had not come to him to solicit aid. I
beard that Mr. Quay's sympathies were
with my opponent, which explains my visit
to him at that time.
A FAIR CHAiTCE DEMANDED.
"I farther informed the Senator I simply
desired a fair chance to contest for the dele
gation without Senatorial interference, and
that I wouldn't complain if I should be de
feated by the free and nntrammeled action
of the members. Mr. Quay assured
me that he shared my belief as to
Senatorial interference, and declared
that he had no purpose to take any
part in the contest At the same time he
admitted that his sympathies were with my
opponent because of the services of the lat
ter in thePresidental campaign. Knowing
the men, I expressed the fear that his sym
pathies would lead him to -solicit votes for
my opponent. "With the renewed assurance
that he wonld take no part in the contest we
NOT THE FIBST ACTION.
I have reason to believe that prior to this
interview Mr. Quay's sympathies had ma
terialized into action. I "know they have
taken form and direction since, and the ac
tion of the delegation to-day furnished the
proof. I am creditably informed that he
sent for members and requested them to
vote against me. In one instance, when
a member replied that he had promised to
support me and intended to adhere to that
promise, both in the conference of the dele
gation and the caucus, Quay responded:
'Perhaps you are strong enough in vour
district to be independent.' In another
case, to add force to his demand'for a vote
against me, he said: 'Carson represents no-
one but a lot of irresponsible newspaper
r men, .without influence or residence outside
' of the District of Columbia.'
ATEW OF THE METHODS.
"These are some of the methods used to
turn the majority of the Pennsylvania dele
gation against me. I am pro(ud to be stig
matized as a representative man of my
newspaper brethren, the least of whom are
too independent to wear a collar bearing
Mr. Quay's tag, and I regret that all the
members of Congress from Pennsylvania
are not the equals, in this respect, ot these
Irresponsible newspaper men."
( "How do yon explain the opposition of
General Bingham, one ot the representa
tives from yonr own city ?"
"I have no explanation other than given
by Bingham himself. He is an ardent,
open and consistent supporter of Mr. Beed.
Two days ago he informed me that a deal
had been fixed up that it was Beed and
McPherson, and that all the Beed men
would be against me. He kindly advised
me not to further pursue the clerkship, as I
would receive not more than three votes in
the Pennsylvania delegation. In declining
to say he would join his Philadelphia col
leagues in supporting me. he added by way
of consolation that he wasn't pledged to my
opponent. Yet for tbepast four or five days
he was publicly classified with those who
were known to be against me.
DISSEMBLING, AT LEAST.
"While Bingham gave me personally no
ground to expect his vote, yet I cannot
resist the belief that his speech and actions,
when talking to mutual friends about the
contest, were misleading and dissembling.
By reason of the long acquaintance and
friendly relationship and his determined op
position to Mr. McPherson at the organiza
tion of the Porty-seventh Congress, I was
induced to hope that he would support me."
"Does this action of the Pennsylvania
members take you out of the contest?"
"Not necessarily. I think my name will
be presented to the Bepublican caucus to
morrow. To-day's action of the delegation
binds no one. The five men who voted for
me, with the addition of Mr. Harmer and
perhaps Mr. McCormick, will vote in cau
cus for me to-morrow. I am a candidate for
Clerk against this pernicious and corrupt
ing system of boss rule, represented by Mr.
Quay. I will perhaps be beaten, but the
fight will be continued until bossism is over
thrown. WILL STICK TO THE LAST.
"I will not be'defeated if those members
will vote for me in to-morrow's caucus who
have expressed their abhorrence of Mr.
Quay's interference in the Honse organiza
tion. In any event, I am determined to give
the Bepublican members-elect am opportu
nity to choose between the man Mr. Quay
has dictated, and the man he has rejected
for Clerk of the House."
A lively colloquy is reported between
Major Carson and Mr. McPherson at the
Capitol to-day. The Major stepped np to
McPherson, and said: "I have tried to
treat you in a gentlemanly manner during
this canvass for the clerkship, and have
made no personal attacks on you, but I un
derstand that you have upon me, and that
among other things you have said that for
16 years I have not been a resident of Penn
sylvania, nor taken any part in Pennsyl
vania politics. That is a lie.' Hived in
Pennsylvania all my life, until 1SS6, when
my father died and our home was broke
up, when I came to Washington."
HE HAD SEEN TOLD SO.
"I had been informed," said Mr. Mc
Pherson, "that you had not lived in the
State for 16 years."
"Who was your informant?" asked the
"I am not at liberty to give his name,"
"Well," said the Major, "you can tell
him from me that he is a liar, and that
anyone who circulates his lie is no
better. There were times when you
were in Pennsylvania that I was
not there. In 1862, 1663 and 1864, when the
Government had a little affair on its hands
in the South. I was with my regiment in
Virginia. Ion weiethen at home, defend
ing Pennsylvania. 'During -the fight at
Gettysburg I was again with my regiment on
Cemetery Hill. We dould look down upon
the town where you lived. You were not
there. You were farther north."
The feeling among the friends of Major
Carson is very bitter, and they are deter
mined to do all they can to defeat McPher
son in the caucus to-morrow. Even if he
should be elected, it is probable his path
will not be strewn with roses.
A CICLONE IN THE SODTH.
Many Persona Killed nnd Injured, and
Blach Property Destroyed.
Chaelotte, N. C, November 29. A
very destructive cyclone passed over a por
tion of Buford county yesterday, doing
great damage. Houses were blown down
and trees torn up by the roots. The resi
dence of a farmer near Washington, the
county seat, was blown to atoms and the
entire family, consisting of father, mother
and ionr 'children were killed instantly.
The grown daughter was to have-been
married to-day, and all preparations had
been made to celebrate the happy event.
A factory near Washington was blown
down and two people killed, while a dozen
others received bad injuries. Miss Mattie
Cheve, the pretty daughter of a farmer,
was caught up on the cyclone and carried
away upon the bosom of the mad wind.
Her body has not yet been found. Beports
so far are very meager, and it is imnossible
to obtain names of all killed.
KUCEEK A RICHER MAN.
The Dnel T.ovlnc Judge Better 00" by 32,-
000,000 Tbnn He Has Been.
rsrEciAi. TELrcnjui to thb dispatch.!
Denver, November 29. The famous
Aspen mining suits brought by Judge
Bucker against Harvey Young ana others,
involving a one-sixth interest in the Asnen
mine, as well one-sixth of the $4,000,000 or
55,000,000 which have already been taken
out, was decided in favor ol Jndge Bucker
to-day. Judge Bncker bought an option on
the mine, of one-sixth interest, for 315,000
from Young. ArichTeinwas struck and
young relused to complete the trade.
Bncker brought suit, and the decision ren
dered this morning makes him $2,000,000
Judge Bucker gained considerable noto
riety about a year ago in connection with
A CELEBRATED STEIEE ENDED.
The Indiana Block Conl Mlncn Obllscd to
so Back to Tbclr Work.
rerr.ciAi. txlxohav to the dispatch.!
Bkazil, Ind., November 29. The csle
brated strike of the Indiana block coal
miners ended here to-day, as the result ot a
vote in a mass meeting. Two thousand
miners struck, May 1, against a reduction
from 85 to 70 cents. The strikers demanded
arbitration or old prices, but the operators
urged that they offered all the market would
Carloads of provisions and food and tens
of thousands of dollars were given by the
neoole of the Bast and West, and the strike
attracted unusual attention, occurring ia In
diana, and so soon after the Presidental
campaign, when the miners were promised
plenty of work and high wages if Harrison
A Cashier Sereral Thousands Short.
TTt-KTHAH Cirr, November 29. Samuel
Kuchhoffer, Cashier of the Great 'Western
Type Foundry, was arrested to-dav charged
with embezzling $4,000 or $5,000 of the
foundry's funds. He was committed to
jail in default of $5,000 bonds.
m- MRa LINN LINTON, in to
morrow's DISPATOHr writes of
the willingness of the spirit and
the wtrnkaess of the flesh.
PITTSBURG, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 30, 1389 TWELVE PAGES.
BATES WILL ADYANCE
The Unavoidable Eesult of the Two
UPON THE IKSURAHCE COMPANIES.
Nearly $4,000,000 in Policies Involved in
the Boston Fire.
SO SERIOUS EMBARRASSMENTS FEARED.
A Pisa Proposed by Underwriters to Secure Better
The heavy losses in the fires at Lynn and
Boston will eventually canse an increase in
insurance rates. The underwriters are con
sidering a plan tor the inspection of the
various fire departments. They are confi
dent that they could force the adoption of
the necessary changes to increase efficiency.
rSTECUI. TXLXQBAH TO TOT DISTATCB.)
New Yoek, November 29. A large
proportion of the losses by the big fires in
Boston and Lynn, will eventually come out
ot the pockets of the business men. The
double blow against the insurance com
panies is so heavy tbat it is sure to lead to
a general advance in rates all over the
country. That was the talk among insur
ance men everywhere to-day. Probably no
concerted action in this direction will be
taken before the end of the year, but tbat it
must come speedily everybody in the busi
ness says is inevitable.
For months it has been the cry of fire in
surance men that business was being done
at absolutely ruinous rates. Several at
tempts have been made to get concerted ac
tion for an advance, and even now a com
mittee of the New York Municipal district
has this subject under consideration. In
snranco men gave their first attention to-day
to taking account of stock, and examining
the holes which Boston and Lynn had made
in their surplus. New York companies
fared pretty well in both fires.
THE COMPANIES WHICH LOST.
The bulk of the risks were held bv New
England and by foreign companies. A
careful examination of the lists render it
clear that no more than one New York com
pany could possibly be crippled by its
losses.. Two or three others will Iosca large
proportion of their reserves. An exagger
ated statement of the risks held by the Lone
Island company in the two burned districts
gave rise to a report that it was seriously
The fact that the insurance departments
Albany notified this company a few days
ago to make good an impairment of its capi
tal gave color to the rumor. Secretary
Blatchford said: "Our total possible loss in
Boston and Lynn is $15,000, and this month's
business alone will pay that We had al
ready arranged to make good the slight de
ficiency in onr capital, and it will be done
next Monday or Tuesday."
The capital of the Long Island Company
is $300,000, and at the beginning of tbe
present year it had a surplus of $21,261.
The big foreign companies suffer the great
est loss, in both Boston and Lynn. The
Liverpool, London and Globe estimates its
loss at $125,000, but it has a surplus of
$3,000,000 to draw from.
A HISSING SUBPLTS.
One c f the heaviest local companies is the
Phcenix, of Brooklyn, which had $97,000 at
risk in-the burned district. If this loss js
total, as seems probable, half of the compa
ny's surplus will be wiped out. If the fig
ures given in the last report. $193,328, still
hold good, Niagara sutlers about the same
loss, but its surplus is $379,000. The risks
of. tbe Continental Company are nominally
$110,000, but considerable 'salvage is ex
pected. Insurance rates in New York are proba
bly as low to-day as they ever were. The
city now pays in premiums about $4,500,000
annually. , It has paid as high as $9,000,000.
The maximum was imposed soon after the
Chicago and Boston fires of 1871 and 1872.
Since then the tendency has been .down
ward almost without interruption! Two
years ago all the companies doing busi
ness in New York, Brooklyn 'and Jersey
City made an iron clad combination for the
enforcement of a fixed schedule of rates.
The agreement provided that the with
drawal of a single company should end the
comDination. w unin six months the Will
iamsburg company withdrew. Since that
time there has been no fixed standard of in
surance rates in force. A tariff committee
appointed by the Board of Underwriters is
now trying to devise a fixed schedule of
rates within tbe three cities named.
THE BATE PBOBLEM.
Secretary Miller said to-day that the
National Board of Fire Underwriters might
again take up the rate problem if the situa
tion became so serious as to make it advisa
ble and practicable. The National Board
has under consideration a proposition to em
ploy the best fire-fighting expert available
to make a careful inspection periodically of
all the large fire departments in the country.
Beports and recommendations will be
made to the Executive Committee
of the National Board, and where
defects exist the local authorities will
be expected to remedy them. Such requests
could be enforced in almost any case, for a
failure to comply would naturally be fol
lowed by a marking up of local insurance
rates. Such a move would knock all the
politics out of the issue in any city where
the fire department had become a political
machine. Ex-Chief Shay's name has been
mentioned in connection with the work
In spite of Boston's hard luck no criti
cism of her fire department or water service
was heard among the insurance men, but
the danger of her narrow streets has be
come a serious point for them to consider.
The necessity for such work as it is proposed
to delegate to an expert in the employ
of the National Board of Fire Under
writers was strikingly demonstrated at
this month's meeting ot the executive
committee. The case of Philadelphia was
cited. Many of the water mains in busi
ness streets there were laid 40 years ago,
and are utterly inadequate to supply suffi
cient water to fight big fires. In tact, Phil
adelphia is probably in greater danger from
fire than anv other bis city in the countrv.
Fortunately for the Quakers fire among
them has thus far been as sluggish as any
thing else in their town.
The Amount of tbo Policies InTolrcd In
tbe Boston Fire Kcacbes Nearly
84,000,000 The Risks of (be
Boston, November 29. The following is
a complete list of insurance as distributed
among the various companies, estimated
and reported by the different agencies:
Liverpool, London and Globe, England, $153,
000; Boyal, England, 181,000; Insurance Com
pany of North America, Philadelphia, (99,850;
Sun Fire Office, England, $30,000; Hartford
Fire, Hartford, 75,000; Franklin, Philadelphia,
61,000: Home, New York, 75.000; Hanover,
New York, $53,000; American, Philadelphia,
$57,750; Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ?57,
725; Commercial Union, England, GO,.
000: Imperial. England, 335.000:
Phcenix, New York. 5Q,000:German-American,
Now Yurie, $10,003: Continental,. New York.
47,000; Firo Association, Philadelphia, 511.000;
City of London, England, (2,000; Boilston,
Boston. 40.000; Queen, England. 42,000;
BnrlneSeld Fire and Marine, 40,000: National,
Hartford, Sfi.WO; New Hampshire Fire, f3L.
080: Albany, N. Y 7,500; Commerce, Al
bany, ftOOO; Mercantile, Boston, (8,000;
Packers and ., Provision Dealers, &
eago. 88,500; National, New York, 8,500
Empire State, Kochestwr, $5,100; Merchants
and Farmers' Mutual, 8.000; Mendeu, Conn.,
9,000; feecuritr. New Haven, S 000; Liberty,
New York. $20,000; Western Pennsylvania,
$9,500; Manufacturers and Merchants'. 19,000;
Jefferson, New fork, $17,006; Concordia,
Minnesou, $7,000; Guardian. New Yorjv
$7,500; Citisens", Missouri. JJ.000: Fitcu
burg Mutual, $7,000; Prudential, Bos
ton, (1Z600; Prudential, New York, $15,000;
Mutual Fire, New York. 60,000 Firo Associa
tion, New York, 40,000: Spring Garden,
17.&00: North Blver. New York, l000: Broad
way, New York, $500; Connection!, Hartford,
(83,000; Scottish, England, $30,000; American
Central. $24,000; BtPaul F. fc M., m925!
Neptune, Boston, (35,000; Eliot, Boston, $8,600;
Firemen's Fire. Boston, $52,000: .Etna.
Hartford. $32,000: Northern, England, $50,000;
Phoenix, England, $52,000; Providence, Wash
ington, 37.2o0: Dorchestor Mutual. $15,000;
German, Pennsylvania, $13,000; Guardian. En
ciand, $12,000; Phoenix, Hartford. $30,000;
Ancle-Nevada, Ban Francisco, $Sl,CO0; Ham
burg. Bremen. Eneland. $25,000: London Assur
ance. England, (27,200; Niagara, New York,
$35,000; Michigan F. &M., Detroit. $25,000; Fire
men's Fund. 8an Francisco, $20,000: American,
Boston, (20.000; North American, Boston, $21,
000; Glen Falls, .New York, $20,000; Citizens',
New York; $1S,000; County, of Pennsylvania,
$10,000; Alliance. New York. $15,000; Franklin.
Ohio, $12,500: Milwaukee Mechanics. $20,000;
8tandard,New York. $15,000; Merchants', Provi
dence. $10,000; Orient, Hartford, $12,000; Union,
Sau Francisco, $15,000: Mechanics', Pbite
delphia, $9,000: Grand Rapids, Mich.. $7,500;
Ablneton Mutual, $7,500; Western. Osweno,
(25,000; Equitable, Rhode Island. 10.000: Arm
strong, New York. $10,000: Merchants', New
Jersey. 840,000: Hekla, $12000: Firemen's. Bos
ton, $12,000; North British, $50,000; Gennania,
New York, $30,000; Buffalo Qerman,New York,
$20,000; United Mates. $7,800: Northern. $50,000:
City of New York, $12,500; United Fire Insur
ance, $12,500; Merrimic Mutual, $7,500; People's,
New Hampshire, 10,000; California. $11,000:
People's, Pennsylvania, $10,500: Rochester
German, $18,500: American, New Jersey, $10,
000: American, New York, $15,000: Mercantile,
New York, (15,000; Reading, Pa.. $15,000:
Northwestern. Milwaukee. $15,000; Firemen's,
Baltimore. $10,000; Trans-Atlantic, $10,000: Ex
change, New York. $22,000; Firemen's, New
York, $15,000: London ana Lanrashtre, $50,
dOO; Firemen's. New Jersey. (19,000; West
Chester, (25:000; Union, Philadelphia, $17,
500;. Lumbermen's. Philadelphia, (20,000;
Jersey City, $7,500; Reliance, (10,000;
State of Pennsylvania, $10,000; United Btatea,
(10,000: Atlantic Fire and Marine, $5,000; Nor
wich Union, $31,000; Newark, N. J $16,000; Lan
cashire, $28,000; British America, $22,000: Fire
men's, Ohio. $9,000; Rutcew. Rochester, $20,000;
xnaivmnai unaerwriiers, now iorjc, ou,wu.
Total, $3,543,220. ' '
TWO THOJJSAflD GATS
Turned Loose at the StneoDqorof a New
York Theater Tho Cnlqne Adver
tisement of on Enterprising
How It Was Worked.
rSrXCUI. TKLEGTUH TO THB tHSPi.TCn.1
NewYobk, November 29. Two thou
sand cats were turned -out of Niblo's Theater
this morning, to find their .respective ways
home. Each cat was conspicnonsly labeled,
but as the labels were alike they probably
proved ot no assistance to "'the unfortunate
animals, The affair was the outcome of a
five-line advertisement in a newspaper, and
it certainly tends to demonstrate the value
The advertisement announced that 6,000
cats were wanted at Niblo's stage door at 11
o'clock on Friday morning, bht long before
the appointed time Crosby street was
crowded with various kindsof people. Every
one of them had at least one cat. About
9:30 o'clock Mr. Ben Stern, vrhose fertile
brain had evolved the schemeegan to take
in the cats. The candidates ere all equal
in Stern's eye, regardless of size, color or
disposition. One requisite only was en
forced the cats had to be live. As they
were delivered up, variouslbargains trera
struck with the owners.. -Mostof tbem were
satisfied with tickets pf admission to the
rallerv. one ticket for eaclf'cat. Others.
either from conscientious scruples against
the stage orynan-.finaneigl-y,ffici?.tI'K'pre-ferred
to take cash, ofidftrcre rewarded with
Meantime, every cat had been taken in
hand gently and supplied with a big tag,
fastened about the neck with a string. On
each side of the tag was an announcement
ot the Christmas pantomime to be produced
at Niblo's Theater, beginning next week.
Then the animals were freed. Tbe'y were
glad enough to get out of the theater, and
most of them set off at a lively scamper.
The theater people Assisted the cats in get
ting a move on, and in a few minutes all of
the 2,000 or more had disappeared.
Mr. Stern tried this scheme in St Louis
three years ago, and to test the efficacy of
the "ad," he assigned a man to follow" one
cat and see what became of her. She led
him a weary chase, three times about nearly
the whole city, and at last, after ten hours,
brought up at her home, with the tag still
on. It had been seen and read by a great
many people in the course of the journey.
THE LABGEST SHIP OS THE LAKES
Forced to Succumb to tbe Violence of tbo
Chicago, November 29. The largest
sailing vessel on the Great Lakes, the five
master, David L. Sows, foundered this
afternoon 20 miles southeast of Chicago.
Nothing but the tips of the bie barge's
tallest spars projecting slightly In
the air show the spot in the
storm-beaten waters where the Dows went
down. Her crew had a terrible experience,
but were saved. Around $100,000 was the
cost of the mammoth vessel when built
about six years ago.
Her hold would accommodate 90,000 bush
els of grain and when she sank contained
2,250 tons of hard coal consigned to ex
Congressman W. L. Scott, of Erie.
.BOLD, BAD BtJEGLAES
Attempt to bob the Treasury of tbe State of
Jefpeeson City, Mo., November 29.
When the State Treasurer opened his office
in the Capitol this morning it was found
that burglars had been there during the
night. The iron doors between tbe inner
office where the vaults are located and the
outer office had been pried almost off their
hinges. At this juncture in their workbe
burglars had eviaentiy Deen lrigntenea
A queer circumstance is that the burglars
did their work from the inside of the inner
office and attacked nothing but the doors be
tween the two offices. The vault, which was
quite as handy as the iron doors, was un
touched. BfjKK OF HEK OWN WEIGHT.
The Peculiar Disaster Which Overtook a
Lower River Steamer.
Vicksbubg, Miss., November 29. The
Queen and Crescent steamer. Northern Pa
cific, sunk at 8 o'clock this morning on the
incline on this side of the river. Her bow
is out, but her stern is in ten feet of water.
She has ten loaded freight cars on board.
She did not strike anything, but seems to
have gone down of her own weight.
She was being towed by a tug, the United
States Xocal Inspectors not permitting the
boat to use her own machinery on account
of its rickety condition. The Transfer
Company had $30,000 on the cargo and
$10,000 on the boat.
BPICIDE OF A JUDGE.
Tbo Act Dne to Despondency, Caosed by
Prolonced 111 Health.
Atlakta, November 29. Judge B. B.
Trlppe committed suicide to-day, blowing
out his brains with a double-barreled Der
ringer. The cause of the act was despond
enoy, due to ill health. He was 35 years of
ace, and had been Jndge of the city court
of CartersviHe before he came to Atlanta,
and was afterward AJsvat United State
District Attorney. ' .
Atf AWFDL' SUSPICION
That the Bark Gcrmania Was
Wrecked by the Captain, Who
TYAS CAUGHT IN HIS OWN TRAP,
Important Evidence Adduced at the In-'
THE YESSEL RUN CLOSE TO SHORE,
And Ho Attempt Allowed to be Hafts to Prevent Her.
The suspicion that the bark Germania
was purposely wrecked is being strongly
confirmed by the evidence before the invest
tlgation which Inspector McCIellan is mak
ing. Two of the witnesses testify in terms
that are conclusive.
IsrSCXAXj TZLfcOXX TO TBS DISPATCH. 1
Lonq Branch, Nk J, November 29.
There is np longer reason to doubt that the
bark Germania was deliberately ran ashore,
as waa suspected at the time of-the-dlsaster.
The bark proved more rotten than -was sup
posed, and instead of getting all hands oft
unharmed, the sea swallowed the captain
and nine others of Vie crew.
Lieutenant C H. MoClellan, U. S. B. M.,
Assistant Inspector of the United States
Life Saving Service, this morning began an
investigation of the disaster, as is demanded
in all cases of wrecks accompanied by loss
ot life. He conducted the examination in
the presence of disinterested spectators, in a
little upper chamberof station No. 5, where
the Germania's survivors are tarrying until
the Corouer's inquest, to-morrow. The
rescued sailors made their statements of the
wreck under oath, before the Inspector.
too close to shoee.
Louis Berlach, sailmaker, said that on
Wednesday afternoon the wind was blowing
stiffly from the southeast, The bark was
steering northwest by west. The 3 o'clock
sounding by the lead showed only 20 fathoms
of water. After awhile, when evening fell,
a light was reported to leeward and another
dead ahead. The captain peered through
the gathering darkness and angrily denied,
tbat any lights were, visible. The carpenter,
who was on deck, called Berlach on deck
when the bark was close to the land. He
saw the bluff and gqttages so close at .hand
that it seemed he could almost have touched
them with a long pole.. The vessel was tin
der topsails and foresail.
The mate ordeied Berlach to loose the
foretopsail, which be hastened to do. Just
then the vessel struck, bows on", and turning
her broadside to the snore, was fast on the
inner bar. Then theiiillows burst oyer the
bark and drove-him-back to the after house.
A few minutes afterward tbe main and
mizzen masts went by the board, and tbe
ship broke in two. A big wave washed all
A TEEI yVH,LI0 WITNESS.
Gustavo Brieve was much exercised be
cause the reporters got his name Hillen, and
it was so cabled to bis- home in Germany.
He was a willing witness, and tried to tell
all he knew of the wreck. The details of
his story are startling. He was on deck, and
beard the man at the wheel say that tho bark
was heading for land. The captain responded
that it was not so; that the course of the
vessel was all right. The ship was sailing
north by northwest at that time. Soon Uap-
tnfn Wirrthnrat Arrfornri tliAKrlt tfiUfttwS
irtst'bhorthweif, dr directly for the bAch
wuere me jigms, buu evcu uie lurras ox
houses loomed up against the background of
the sky. Ten minutes before the ship struck,
Prieve was ordered by thef captain to burn a
torch. He did so.
At this juncture Lieutenant McCIellan
pointedly asked: "Do you think that the
vessel was grounded pnrposely7" The
sailor deliberately responded: "There was
plenty of lima to change her course after
our proximity to the shore was discovered.
It looks to me as though it was done on pur
pose." THE WIND "WAS PATOBABLE.
Indeed, the wind was favorable for any
vessel to easily claw off the lee shore, for ft
blew from tbe southeast, and the bark, if
manageable, could have come about and
sailed off in style to the northeast. No one
has even intimated that the bark was un
manageable before she struck, and all the
survivors saw the land a number of minutes
before the vessel stranded.
The suspicion that tbe vessel was inten
tionally wrecked la supported by the factthat
rumors to that effect fonnd credence in the
forecastle, and little Albert Mantbey, the
bright boy steward of the captain's cabin,
unsuspectingly let out last night, to a newly
made German friend of good repute, a
strange story. He said that Captain Wint
horst used to write and draw frequently in
a blank book which he carried in an inside
pocket of his coat. One afternoon at sea, a
week or so ago, the captain left the book open
on a taoje. xoe Doy toosiea at we sseica
that adorned dne page. It was a drawing
representing a bark stranded on a lee shore
near a lighthouse. The drawing showed a
life-line moving from the shore to the vessel.
Below this was written the name "Ger
mania, 1889." The captain suddenly en
tered the cabin and saw the boy looking at
the sketch. He turned red with rage and
drove Albert from the cabin.
A CHANCE TO EEPEAT IT.
The boy will have an opportunity to re
peat this story to Coroner Vanderveer and
jury, to-morrow morning, at the inquest
over ine remains oi me victims oi ine wrecs.
The bodies were brought from Spermaceti
Cove station, No. 2, this afternoon. First
Mate H. Doyen arrived hack from New
York in time to Identify the bodies. They
were those of Captain Winthorst, Second
Mate Schumacher, Pram, the cook, Gnslav
Bergenbeim, Carl Brower and' another
sailor, name unknown. The Captain's neck
aud shoulder blades were broken, while the
faces of some were covered with blood, and
the eyes of all were either sunken in or
missing. Three of the men were shoeless
and illy clad, and are supposed to have been
in the watch below when the vessel struck.
After the Coroner's jury views them to-morrow,
all will be interred in the sailors cor
ner of the Branchburg Cemetery, where lie
the 225 victims of the wreck of the New Era
EETICEKT AND INCONSISTENT.
Lieutenant McCIellan has not yet exam
ined First Mate Doyen, who has appeared
very reticent since the wreck. He will do
so to-morrow, or yet to-night, for heretofore
his unsworn statements have been contra
dictory to an extent Neither did the In
spector go into the bov Albert's story of the
events leading up to "the disaster. The In
spector says the life-saving crew of No. 5
did their whole duty, apparently. He will
submit his report to the Treasury Depart
ment early next week.
WILL FINISH A, LIFE SESTENCI,
An Escaped Convict Kecaptarod After Two
Tears of Freedom.
Lescoln, Neb., November 29. The
well-known convict, Harry Hall, who
escaped from the Nebraska Penitentiary
two years ago, has been captured at Provo,
Utah. He was private. secretary to Warden
Hyers at the time of tbe escape, and the
warden was, removed by the Governor on
The esoape caused anelr eeamtat ad
official InQBiry. and the eaptwe iseoosW-
leered an important event: Hall, who k irU
wauectea, Will mats a lue simimtus. r'
1 1 iWHi
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A WIDOWED fi
Sadden Death eraVoaott MaB
Two Days Strlekea Sown
Taking: a Brive With
ISPZCIU. TXLSGlU TO THZ SMtATOSM
PHtLADELpiiA, November 29. B. JsT.
Curtis, a prosperous'yonng business saaa of
Binghamtoa, K Y,, with his haadseae
young bride of a day, registered at the
Bingham House, in this city, yesterday.
They were married la Binzhamton on
Wednesday. They "were on their way to
Washington and other points South on their
wedding tour. This morning, soon after
, breakfast, Mr. Curtis secured a carriage to
givo his bride a drive aad show her the
beauties of tfairmount Park. They drove
out Green street and entered the park by the
Twenty-fifth street entrtnee. They had
hardly reached the Xincoln moaament
when Mr. Curtis suddenly fell forward In
the carriage unconscious. Mrs. Curtis sum
moned Parfc Guard Shoemaker, and ha
quickly brought DrHi G. Hill, who was
also driving in the park, but before the
physician reached him Mr. Curtis was dead.
fnnl ?.. Ph.atann il,A .nrnmanfT.. ft ill
park guards, had the body removed to an J
undertakers, ana accompanied tne dis
tracted young widow back to the hotel,
where she is now, completely prostrated by
her sudden bereavement. She declines to
see anyone but a physician; aad one-ortwoF
ladies of the hotel. Her friends have been
telegraphed for, and are expected to arrive
Mr. Curtis was about 23 years old, and
his widow is about 18. Dr. Pormad, the
Coroner's physician, made an autopsy this
afternoon, and iound that Mr. Curtis did
not die from apoplexy or heart disease, the
two most frequent causes oi sadden death.
A microscopical examination of the stom
ach will be made to-morrow to try to dis
cover the canse of death. The doctor sus
pects that death was due to some kind of
poison, possibly alcoholic.
flEYER'TflK BEST OF .FEIEHDS.
Two Candidates for Chnplala of tao Hesse
Who Have Met Each Otfaer Before.
iraox a start coK3SKWBExru
Washington, November 29. There
promises to be quite a contest for the -post of
Chaplain of the House to-morrow. Dr.,Chea
ter, who was published some time ago as hav
ing been nnmerouslyindorsed by the Bepub
lican leagues, and who is a protege of -Colonel
Elliott F. Shepard, has for an oppo
nent a clergyman of his own denomination,
Bev. Charles B. Bamsdell, of the North
Presbyterian Church of this city, woo waa
unanimously' indorsed last evening by the
New York delegation.
One of the curious features of the contest
is that Bev. Chester once attempted to
have Bev. Bamsdell expelled from the
Presbyterian Church because he married a
lady who was a Member of the Catnoho
Church. Mr. Bamsdell is very popular.
is a graduate of Yale College, served in the-
arsav tnrongnont tne war, ana ior n years
has been pastor of the church now in his
A Caal of Nex York Mh"si. Streak
liars!, KJdK la lb Keek.
tsrsctxi, rxvz.QxjLX.ro irax.Bisraicsii
New Yoek, November 29. Secretary
Wlndora placed a sandbag in the Naval
OfSte to-day- It struck two of tbe Hag.
wnmps full in-the neck. Theplaceof Sysalal
Deputy Naval Officer was take away from
John CoasssBSsy-'taa &HJ?rtkiJBk.:
Mil. Couon h'as'Wen in the ekpartssiesi 25
years, and in recent years nas oeea tne con
troller. He isFa -straight-out Bepablieaa.
It was the opinion in high circles late in the
day that Mr, Comstock will eventually bo
removed from the service- At present his
place as auditor' is protected by the Chinese
It is alleged that Mr. Comstock and Mr.
Xyman fixed this Up in the last month of
Cleveland's 'administration. Mr, Lyman
was the only United State? Chinese Com
missioner at the time. Congress may ques
tion the legality of his action.
A SOUTHERN IR0K BOOM.
The Opening of a KWer Route for Its Cheap
Sheffield, Ala., November 29. Shef
field celebrated Thanksgiving Day by send
ing by the river route to St. Louis 300 tons
of pig iron. The shipment was made by the
steamer City of Savannah, a St. Louis boat
recently built especially for this trade, and
was the first one ever sept by river. It was
the virtual opening of a new route and a
matter of great consequence to atiemeia ana
proportionately to the entire mineral district
The difference in freight In favor of river
transportation is fully $1 per ton and means
to the furnaces of-this district an aggregate
saving of many thousands of dollars per
day. Quite a demonstration was made at
the departure of the bbat. Contracts for
large future shipments of Sheffield iron has
been made and large amannta from Bir
mingham, Anniston and other points will
also seek St. Louis by the same route.
IN FlflANClAIi TROUBLE.
Tbe Failure ef a Weil.Knowa "SeirtAry
Firm Cdnses a Surprise.
New Yobk, November 29. Stem &
Stern, manufacturing jewelers of 13 Maiden
Lane, and one of the oldest concerns in that
vicinity, have executions out against them
aggregating 15,000. Tbe Sheriff was in
possession this morning, and the fleers were
closed and locked, and nobody was allowed
to enter. The stock has all been reaoved
and the store is empty.
Creditors thronged about the doers aad
clamored for admission, but in vain. The
failure is considerable of a surprise la jew
elers' circles, and was totally unexpected by
outsiders. The estimated llaoilitles are
said to be somewhere in the neighborhood of
IE FORGED MORTGAGES,
And Thereby Obtained a Lares Anient ef
Money From CapHaHsts.
Selden, KAs., November 29. John
Gillette. Cashier of the Citizens' State Bank
here, has been arrestedcharged with forg
ing mortgages and obtaining money on
them from Eastern capitalists. He was
about to leave town when arrested. The
bank is in no way Involved.
The amount of money proesred by Gil
lette onthe forged mortgages iflnetkiewa,
though it is believed to be large.
FRANCE TAB FIEST NATION
To Xecognlze the Hew GeversaMat ef Ike
Halted State of Bf&ati.
Bio Janedjo, November 38. The Gov
ernment has finally readepied te oW flag.
This action has given rise to sosse Irritation.
France has recognised theBepsblie.
Senhor Barboza, the Minister of Jffnaaee.
has convened a meeting of Beakers aad
brokers, with tbe view of eoasideriag plans
for rendering assistance in MBbereial
transactions, when necessary.
s- A Tma-KTWfl- BOkUMOl la
told In to-morrow's DBbJpJlTOH by
Laurel, wbo dssioribs sua oW-
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LET FOK SALEi. ETC. HT!' .df
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t b haaaVd in at tbe main advettteta?
Dispatch, Fifta avenue. bb?W t
They Will Ask a lemrBfM,
THE Um LOOKS DBEAEIW
in a Willy,
vnuifo nnwmmnno ITT i -irrm ipn.mtAnr
XIVDU O VI&.DJS11URB 11X1X11 lUMUmv
The Lawrence Hank depositor protest -f
:" . r:ccv.' " ttt . : z? ;,r x , jl
a suc&uoiuer ana wui as & jinmior uenerai .,T :
jncuamant ior a receiver, ane osier- -s
lon Is mniln (hat tlin Tvintr ' orilf i'-'T-i
realize fllO.QOO from Long & Co.'s v i
securitv. The creditors of the latter . ,
firm appoint a committee to find how things' ' J
stand. President Young gets wildly excited' 'j
at the application of the reportorial probe. - s '
Senator Upperman goes for Depositor Mat- -A
A shaft ia aimed at Judge Bailev.'JiJtSa,
Altogether it was lively yesterdayin-tbV
Bank matter. - at
Yesterday's event in the Lawrence Bank t 'J'7
affair was the evening meeting of deposit- ,. -?
ors, and it was not much of an event, either, , '- t9jg
as far as business done is concerned. None'; ...v
bnt depositors were admitted. Une of the i-l
creditors who knows nearly everybody'in
Lawrenceville, and a policeman, stood out-
side of the meeting hall in the Lawrence
school, and they allowed no man or woman
to pass the door nnless they were shown a
deposit book or a certificate of deposit prov
ing the indivfdnal to be a creditor of the
bank. The hall was filled, not only as.iar ,-fy
as the seats went, bnt even w the aisles,
rTllATA vpm at Tjusi 3(VI Tvin7l m-adtit and .
... ..ww .- ... - ,wK.V r.n.M-, . t . .
many more ladles appeared than at the first .-s
.. 1--. -.r-l- 1 TJt p.
meeting lasi juonuay eTeninz. 'vfat
Senator John Upperman began proceed!,' i jj?P
in gs at I :o oy we ciocs in tne nail, -..tie - ',,.
made a verbal report of the work don8,by,;
the committee. Nearly all has been pubi.-iv
lishftfl from ilaVr-o dnT TTffsflM tnafctwftA -
lawyers had been retained, F, M. Magee '1 i
and G. C. Wilson. They had advised an
appeal to the Auditor General, McCainant,
to grant permission to have the lawyers lor
the depositors appear in his name and de
mand court authority to look Into thebank's
affairs; Such a petition to the Auditor
General had been drawn, np by thelawyers
and war in Senator. Uppersaan's hands foy -
the signatures of depositors, .'-?'
Tbe cossmittee had telegraphed to" Harrls-i
burg to leara the daw of the charter oflfii
Lawrence Bank; It had beest charlare
May 13, 1876. ' ,,ySV '
V SOFTS BX FAST ZXFEBZXNCE. . "' 2
rnL. ..,-:ii I. J .1.. t.1..- it .u..-' .
ofsomeiaes: who had suffered Joss from tirjtj
Pens baafc Asaenz others thev had sees-,
Mr. N. P. Beed. e Jjd&(H36&Jn 'the
bank and eot 13.860 on. four nercen
Beed advised the aontBiittee to seenreth'si"
ver lavara-aie w.'iuoi
The seas 'dviee
i, ssT sfsWp tf sssfsslsssj
SSFsssm VVVssSV WQSO&vU r ski
of the receiver, 3f r.
illiam M, accXfrlver.-;
Thev had asked
x . .- , . -
ana soiia-oasinesc, .;
men about him, and fro
were told that be was strictly honest andj
reliable to the core. No fault coalcTbe found
6f-J AUVW 4tWSJ
with his record forintegrity. Thercomisitiee?
. .r V,- .- ..T JTTr.i
felt, however, thai he was objectionable,, -
Decanse ne was a ssocKnoiner oi iseciosea
bank, and had bees pat into his position by
the directors and other stockholders. He
wonld administer the banka affairs as they
were revealed to him by the. officers and di
rectors. The committee therefore, hadde-'
cided that the depositors ought to ask for
his removal and the appointment of a r- ,
Mr. B.B. Warren moved that thedepos-
itara indorse the work of the cosftalttee) ini Vi ?
direct it to continue in the line indicated. '
The motion went without a "no-" "
j. wo or lures geaucBica ss.cu u uioiavrn
were not positive that a receiver anst be I
m At ., 1 JXXff-lt..T .
appointed in such a case. Senator Upper -
man said tbat defenses largely upon tne 7-
construction oi ine meaning oi tne worare-
pi,r TTn hsri nn doubt tRs. the Anditnr
w . . ,. 4 it. i - j.A.-rji
uenerai wouia grant ine oruer aeteu ior.,--sj
and there would follow- a legal contest. vlfi ;
tbe depositors were defeated la tnat, taey -,"
tmnef heva oama Afis MMnrea. T '
UPPEKMAN SAFS. MATTHEWS.
After two or three questions as to the
saars eaea uepesuor moss rauu m toe ejt- s,
pense aeeosnt, senator Upperman said i
In Thx Dispatch of Tnanksgivisr norn--Ibjc
there appeared an article, pTiwc aa alleged
interview betweea a reporter and a heavy de
positor, xne depositor stated teat ae was per
fectly well satisfied with the aastenee; tbat the
committee was a committee of kickers; that
theyvwere a committee of politicians, aad also
tnat tne committee, upon tnat aay; were taains
their dinner at some notel at the expense of
tbo depositors. I wlsb to say right here tbat any '
person wnomaae sucu a statement anew wuea .
he made It that be was telling an untruth. He
cut ine lie xrom we wnoio cioso. x oar commit-- v,.
tee. on to the sreseat time, has incurred so ex- 'a
nnsa other tbaa what vour lawyers will cbaree
you. A portion ot your committee may have to - 'fl
go to J&amSDUTK. u lr ucmubt wui pay ,
their owa way, and will not charge the deposit,
ors one copper for the trip or their expenses
while at tbe Capital."
This statement was applanded. A gen
tleman in the rear asked if the committee -
had formed an idea whom they desired, for -
receiver. ise vuairmsa rvpucu in bule
nutritive, addine: '1 do not think roar
attorneys will be ready to go Into court be
fere Tuesday morning, and I don't think: it i
311 Um. l.t. than that "Whnvi- talcfm -ttio -?
papers to Harrwbarg will leave Sunday'
and trv to set back Monday nlzht- Wei
t three devs to think over the receiver.?!,
If anyone has a name to suggest the seerse
tary will take it down." "v
AS ATTACK UPOJT JTJDOE BAXbET. i
Cm ah Aallod nut llinntDA nf .TndnA.
-D-Il... TV!. V.nnn1 Vr Win.tt mtn In'Sj.
his feet- He said that he did not wish, to
question any man's honesty nor to pbjeit to A
any person on account oi ms puuucs,,ous ;
he nndeseteod that Judge Bailey's report aa
receiver of Graff, Bennett & Co. would not
be accepted by the Court.
On motioa, the committee was authorised
throagh its lawyers to suggest to the Court
a number of names, from which list the re
ceiver might be appointed. The meeting
adjourned' to meet at tbe committee's call;
Alter adjournment, some 60 or V0 of the
depositets signed the petition to be presented
to the Auditor General.
Assignee W. M. McKelvey, of the Law
reeee Bank, was asked yesterday what
weald be dene with the mosey deposited ia
that bank on the day it eleeed. He answer
ed: "It will be returned to the depositors
ksMMseoa as passible." (senator Upper
saaa, Chairman of the Depeeiters' Coramit-
see, wnea joju w "io . "j.
eearse wonld be-vigorously opposes ey tne
rfaiisMtswat large. He held tbat all per-
seas who put money into the beak, ne mat- .
tor at what time, should take eqaal ehanees.
1 Aloil iiilnsV tbat Preside
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at tsar sHstoaath ward, ewes that fcedyi
I t sssv sHstoaatb. ward, ewsa that bedy.
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