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At tao JSranotoi Offices
Kor to-morrow' issue up to 9 o'clock r. St.
For list of branch offices in tho various dis
tricts see Till rtD PAGK.
. Waiting for the Yerdi'ct in.
the Famous Croniii Gase. '
LOCKED UP FOE SIXftOUBS
Without Giving Any Sign.of Coming
to a Speedy,Conclusion.
AS EHTIEELY IMPARTIAL CHARGE.
Tie Judge Gate Every Reasonable Doubt to
INTENSELY DRAMATIC CLOSING SCENES
Stales' Attorney Longenecker delivered
the final address in the Cronin case yester
day. He made a strong demand for the
conviction of the prisoners. Judge McCon
nell then charged the jnry, which body re
tired at 4:45 o'clock. At 11 o'clock last
night no verdict had been reached, and
court adjourned until this morning.
. tSTECXU. TZLEGEAK TO TBX DISPATCH.!
CHICAGO, December 13. Luther Laflin
Mills, -with his byronic collar and glaring
. eye, was not in Judge "McConnell's court
room to-day to make the closing argument
for the State against the five men who have
been on trial for over three months for the
murder of Dr. Patrick H. Cronin. He was
too ill to leave his house. In his place was
State's Attorney Longenecker, who had al
ready made two creditable speeches since
the case was opened.
The public prosecutor made another im
passioned plea for the conviction of the
prisoners to-day. He also cave .Lawyers
Forrest and Foster a merciless castigation
for their bold assertion that the State had
manufactured its testimony against the
suspects and placed perjurers in the witness
A DEAUATIC ADDBESS.
During his drama -ic defense of his pro
fessional character and that of his col
leagues, Mr. Longenecker walked before the
jurors with his fists clenched and streams of
perspiration running down his face. His
voice rang in every part of the crowded room.
"Whenever the thoroughly aroused advocate
Bit Mr. Forrest on the raw there was always
a ripple of applause which even the bail iffs
could not suppress.
The cause of the State's Attornev's ex
asperation sat near the jnry with his pale.
face resting carelessly in the palm of his
band. He seldom smiled, and when he did
it was when the blows of the public prose
cutor came fast and fierce.
- The scene in the court room during this
last plea for the conviction of the famous
prisoners was as dramatic as the attitude of
the State's Attorney. The red incandescent
lights blazed upon faces so compactly packed
that it seemed -as though they rested upon
"gone huge trunk. .Each face, rigid In ex
"pectaucy, was turned toward the liftle pros
ecutor, who was crouched before the jurors.
VEBY ATTENTIVE LISTENEES.
The prisoners were attentive listeners.
When they did not follow the nervous move
ments of their prosecutors they looked
almost appealingly into the jury box.
Kunze did not enjoy being used as a link,
when State's Attorney Longenecker,in clos
ing his address, began to forge the chain of
evidence about the prisoners, which ran
from the President's desk of Csmp 20 to the
filth of the catch-basin on Evanston avenue.
The little German scowled and moved un
easily in his seat. If it had not been for
admonitions from his counsel it is probable
he would have made a demonstration.
Burke laughed when Mr. Longenecker said
it was impossible to forget his face after
saving once seen it. The rest of the pris
oners showed no emotion. Coughlin's habit
ual scowl never leit him, O'Sullivan chewed
contentedly on a toothpick he got at dinner
-"" and Beggs stared solemnly and sadly at the
advocate, who did not spare him in the
metaphorical forging of the chain.
THE LAST SPEECH ENDED.
It was 333 o'clock when Mr. Longe
necker closed his address. As he sat down
the great audience pressed forward to hear
the court read his instructions to the jury.
The movement was accompanied by so
xnnch noise that order had to be enforced by
the bailiffs who hurried about m all direc
tions. "When quiet had been restored, Judge
McConnell, leaning upon the rail of the
desk, began to read in a distinct voice his
typewritten charge to the jury. The pris
oners, with flushed expectant faces, straight
ened np in their chairs and the lawyers
'drw their chairs nearer to the bench. The
'jurors behaved like a lot of school boys who
were about to be emancipated from the stern
discipline of a school.
Aside from the merely legal technicali
ties Judge McConnell's was as follows:
The jury are the judges of tbelaw as well as
, the facts in this case, and If they can say upon
their oaths that they know the law better than
the Court itself, they have the right to do so,
but before assuming so solemira responsibility,
they should be sure that they are not acting
from caprice or prejudice, that they are not
'controlled by their will or wishes, but from a
-. deep and confident conviction that the Court
,is wrong and they are right
AIT ESSENTIAL ELEMENT.
.The manner or cause of death, which is
alleged In the Indictment is an essential ele
ment of the charge against the defendants, and
the law requires the prosecution to establish
that averment to your satisfaction beyond
- reasonable doubt, as it is laid in the Indictment,
before a conviction of thedefenaantg. or either
j- of them can be lawfully bad. But whether or
riot the manner or cause of death was as laid in
the Indictment may be established by circum
stantial evidence Just as any other fact essen
' , tial to conviction may be.
Circumstantial evidence in criminal cases is
the proof of such facts and circumstances con
nected with or surrounding the commission of
the crime charged as tends to show the guilt
or innocence of the party charged, and if these
tacts and circumstances are sufficient to satisfy
the jnry of the guilt of the defendants beyond
a reasonable doubt, then such evidence is suffl--cientto.
authorize the jury in finding the de
fendants guilty. It is the duty of the jury to
enter upon the consideration of each dream-
stance proven, having in their minds the pre
sumption that the defendants, and each of
them, are innocent.
A POINT TOE THE PBISONEBS.
And If such fact or circumstance, when con
sidered in connection with all the Evidence In
the case, can be explained consistently with
the innocence of the acensed, it is their duty so
to explain It. Itts not sufficient for the jury to
find that a resolution was adopted for the ap
mlntmentof a secret committee in Camp 20,
February 8, but It must farther appear to your J
satisfaction beyond all reasohable'doubt that
such a committee was in fact appointed by the
defendant, Beggs, and that such appointment
was in pursuance, or in furtherance of a con
spiracy to commit the crime set out In the in
dictment, and yon nrastiurtner be satisfied be
yond all reasonable donbt that the defendant
Beggs had knowledge of the purpose for which
said committee was asked, or, if appointed, as
sented to its pnrpose subsequently, -or you will
not be justified in finding a participation in
such conspiracy on the pari of the defendant,
Becgs, by reason of the facts herein stated.
That the defendant Beggs was a member of
the United Brotherhood, and was the presiding
officer of Camp 20, are not the circumstances
standing alone tending to establish his guilt of
the crime charged in the indictment in this
case. And as there is no evidence in this case
that any overt act was committed by defend
ant Beggs In the commission of the alleged
muider In the indictment in this case, there
fore, unless it is established that a conspiracy
was entered Into to commit the murder charged
in said indictment to which conspiracy the
said Beggs was a party, he should be acquitted.
MUST BE CAUTIOUS.
Testimony of verbal admissions, statements
and conversations ought "to be taken by yon
with great caution, because that sort of testi
mony is subject to much imperfection and mis
take, ana when the verbal admission of a person
charged with crime is offered in evidence, the
whole of the admission must bo taken together,
as well that part which make for the accused
as that which makes against him: if part of the
statement which is in favor of the defendant is
not disproved and is not apparently improbable
or untrne when consistent with all the other
evidence in the case, then such part of the
statement is entitled to as much consideration
from the jury as any other part of the state
ment. Although you may believe that the defend
ant, at a meeting of Camp 20, on May 10,
remarked. In substance that that committee
was to report to blm, and even if yon shonld
further believe that such remark possessed
some criminal import, yet, in no view that can
be taken of his case will you be justified in
using such remark as evidence against any
Although yon may fully and confidently be
lieve that one J. B. Bimonds, the person who
drove Dr. Cronin away from his home on the
night of May i and other unknown persons
weremembers of a conspiracy to murder Dr.
Cronin, as charged In the indictment and in
deed that they did murder him, yet you cannot
and ought not use any evidence respecting the
conduct and conversations of such persons, or
any of them, against any defendant unless you
are first convinced beyond every reasonable
doubt, from the evidence, that such defendant
was also a member of such conspiracy to mur
der Dr. Cronin.
CBOUNDS FOB CONVICTION.
If the jury believe from the evidence in this
crse beyond a reasonable doubt that the de
fendants, or any of them, conspired and agreed
together, or with others, to kill and murder
Patrick Henry Cronin, and that, in pursuance
and furtherance of that common design, and
by a member or members of such conspiracy,
the said Patrick Henry Cronin was killed and
murdered in manner and form charged in the
indictment in this case, then such of these de
fendants, if any, whom the jury believe, from
the evidence, beyond a reasonable doubt, were
parties to such conspiracy, are guilty of the
murder of said Cronin, whether tho identity of
the individual doing the killing be established
or not, or whether such defendants were pres
ent at the time of the killing or not.
Although yon may believe that the defend
ant Burke rented the Carlson cottage and re
moved the furnitnre and other articles men
tioned in evidence from 117 South Clark street
to the said cottage, and although you may fur
ther believe that Dr. Cronin was murdered in
the Carlson cottage, you are advised that these
acts of the defendant Burke in themselves are
Insufficient to justify you in concluding that
he was a party to the alleged conspiracy, un
less it further appears, beyond all reasonable
doubt, that such acts of tile defendant Burke
were deliberately and wilfully intended by him
to assist In the perpetration of the crime of
Although you may believe that Dinan's horse
and buggy was used onMaylto takethedoctor
to his death, you are advised that the act of
the defendant Conghlin In engaging such horse
and buggy is insufficient to justify yon in con
cluding that he was a party to the alleged con
spiracy, nnless it further appears, beyond all
reasonable doubt, that such act of the defend
ant Coughlin was deliberately and wilfully in
tended by him to assist in the perpetration of
the crime of murder.
Although you may believe" that tb contract
between O'Sullivan andJBr.CroDin was used
on May 4 to decoy the doctor to his deatblyou
are advised that the act of the defendant,
O'Sullivan, in making such contract of itself,
is insufficient to justify you in concluding that
he was a party to the alleged conspiracy, unless
it further appears, beyond all reasonable
doubt, that such act of the defendant, O'Sul
livan, was deliberately and willfully intended
by him to assist in the perpetration of the
cnnie of murder, or that he knowingly and
corruptly consented to the use of said contract
in accomplishing the alleged murder of the
THE CLOSING WOBDS.
The evidence in proof of a conspiracy will gen
erally, in the nature of a case, 'be circumstan
tial. It is not necessarj-to .prove that the de
fendants came together and actually agreed in
the terms to have that design and to pursue it
by common means. If the jury believe from
the evidence beyond a reasonable donbt, act
ing in the light of the entire charge of the
Court, that the defendants now on trial, or
some of them, conspired together, or together
and with others who were to the grand jurors
unknown, to kill and murder Patrick Henry
Cronin, and that one or more of the conspira
tors In pursuance, in furtherance of the con
spiracy, did kill and murder the said Cronin in
manner and form as charged in the indictment,
then any or all of the defendants (if any) who
so conspired, are in law, guilty of such murder.
Yon ought and can not legally convict the
defendants, or either of them, npon the mere
doctrine of chance and probability. Although
you may believe that it is highly probable and
very likely that the defendants are guilty, and
even that it is far more likely than probable
that they are euiltytban they are innocent,
yet, no amount of suspicion will warrant yon
in finding a verdict of guilty against the de
fendants, or any of them.
GIVEN TO THE JUBY.
Judge McConnell spoke clearly and dis
tinctly and very rapidly. The jury and the
lawyers listened to his every word with
close attention. When he concluded six
bailiffs stepped forward and were promptly
sworn, and a moment later the 12 peers were
marching to determine upon the details of
the final scene in the most famous criminal
case in the history of Cook county. The
prisoners remained in their seats. The
nerve they displayed during the trying
ordeal was simply marvelous.
Judge McConnell then ordered a recess
until 8 o'clock, and the big crowd slowly
left the court room. 4. heavy detail of po
lice officers marched to the building early in
the evening. They were stationed In the
dark courts of the jail at all the approaches
and in the corridors of the court building in
order to prevent any Clan-na-Gael demon
stration after the verdict had been re
'turned, rOLICEMEN WEBE PLENTY.
These extraordinary precautions extended
to the court room, where nearly 100 detect
ives swarmed. Only members of the press
and persons known to be opposed to the Tri
angle faction of the Clan-na-Gael were ad-mitted-to
the rooms. It was expected that
the jury would be ready to report at 8
o'clock, but reports from their room were to
the effect that they were wrangling over the
punishment to be dealt to Beggs and
Then a man came into the court room and
said that the jurors were, eating their sup
per, and that .this fact was positive proof
that the 12 men had reached their verdict
A half hour was ticked off by the big clock,
and still there was no sign of a verdict.
Then Judge McConnell, looking pale and
careworn, struggled through the crowd to
his desk. He wailed for a moment or two.
and then said he was going home and would
reappear at 10 o'clock. The crowd remained
in the room. Lawyer Inghain fell asleep in
his chair, and his colleague, William J.
Hynes marched np and down the room with
bis hands thrust deep into his pockets.
THE JUDGE CALLED IN.
At 10:50 a bailiff entered the court room
and whispered to Jndge McConnell, and
the two then repaired hurriedly through the
private corridor in the direction of the jury
room, where it was presumed that the body
desired the verbal interpretation of the
Judge upon certain charges in the instruc
tions. At 11 p. M., the jury having failed
to return a verdict, Judge McConnell an
nounced that the court woHld take a recess
until 10 o'clock to-morrow morning to give'
the; jurors farther time Set deliberation.
A BEADY FIGHTEB.
Characteristics of the Lato Oliver Johnson
Dwelt On nt BU Funeral Many
Celebrities Present nt the Ob
sequies In Vevr York Cltr,
Hew Yobk, December 13.' The funeral
or Oliver Johnson, the Ins? of the twelve
founders of the New, England Anti-Slavery
Society, was held in the Church of the Mes
siah, Thirty-fourth street and Park avenue,
this morning. Exactly at 10 o'clock the
coffin was borno into the church and placed
at the foot' of fhepulpit by the four sons of
William Lloyd Garrison, George T. Gar
rison, William L. Garrison, Wendell Phil
lips Garrison and Francis J. Garrison.
In addition to Mrs. Johnson, the widow,
and Miss Johnson, the daughter of the -dead
Abolitionist, the mourners were Mrs. John
son's sisters, who with herself are the
daughters of the late J. S. C.Abbott; a niece
of Mr. Johnson, Henry Villard and Mrs.
Yillard, the latter a daughter of Philip
Among the others present were Dr. and
Mrs. Buckley, Mvles Standish, Horace
Waters, Mrs. S. J. Lippincott (Grace Green
wood), Cephas Bramerd, Jr., Augusta
Learnedj E. O. Stedman, S. P. Underbill,
Ludlow Patton, Mrs. Abbey Hutchinson
Patton, Dr. J. K. Mannj B. F. Campbell,
D. H. Gildersleeve, F. B. Carpenter, James
E. Anderson, John Oliver, the colored super
intendentof a charitable institution in Bich
mond, Ya.; Thomas C. Acton, Jackson S.
Schultz, A P.TMx, J. O. Woods, 0. Bram
hall. Henry McDonongh, William Walker,
T. H. Parker. C. H. Joy, Dr. C. C. Carroll,
Mrs. Lucia Gilbert Banckle and Thomas L.
Bev. John W. Chadwick; of Brooklyn,
gave a sketeh of Mr. Johnson's life. He
said he was born in a year (1809) memora
ble for the birth of great men Lineoln,
Gladstone, Darwin, Tennyson. After de
tailing his career as abolitionist and jour
nalist, he described his personal character
istics and religious beliefs. He. said Mr.
Johnson was never happier than when he
had a controversy oh his hands, and that in
addition to fraternizing with progressive
friends, and being a listener to Frothing
ham and Collyer, lie held the faith of
spiritual communication with the dead
with unswerving mind and unfaltering
heart. He described Mr. Johnson's friend
ship with "Philip Lloyd Garrison, whose as
sociate he was in the crusade, against
slavery; with James and Lucretia Jlott,
and with the other famous people with
whom he was connected.
Dr. Collyer spoke briefly, He is to make
an address at the grave in Longwood,
Chester county, Pa., where the Motts are
GLOVES AND SLIPPERS.
A Southern Murderer Who was Particular
About His Gallows Attire Hs Be-
Ileved that Ho was Going
Straight to Glory.
PLAcpuEMiNE, La., December 13.
Carter Williams was hanged here to-day for
the murder of his wife in Dorseyvilje. It
was a most brutal murder. The execution
took place in the jail yard in the presence
of the legal witnesses only. Friends of the
prisoner called to see him, but few were ad
mitted. His minister, Bev. B. Dorsey, was
with him to the last and walked with him
to the scaffold.
Never did a criminal manifest as stolid an
indifference to his fate, but instead his every
act displayed anxiety to meet it. William
son was neatly dressed in a dark suit, white
gloves and slippers. As he mounted the
rallerv. the curtains of the screen were
palled aside and he was allowed to address.
the crowd awhile -tie. said: ".My friends,
grieve not after me, lor Xam going fcfgloryf
I am going to meet my God, who has pre
pared a place for me, so grieve not after mb.
I am going to my eternal crown"'
Ho then wheeled around and stepped rap
idly to the scaffold. Deputy Sheriff Loseano
stepped forward and read the death warrant.
Williamson stood with head erect, and
without a twitch of muscle. After the war
rant was read he closed his eyes, the hang
man stepped forward, tied his feet, put on
the black cap, adjusted the knot, and, with
one stroke of the ax, launched him into
eternity. The fall was nine feet; the neck
was broken. Life was extinct in 20 minutes.
PUNISHED A WIPE BEATER.
A TV'Ilkcsbarro Aldcrmnn's New Way
Dealing With Women Persecutors.
rSrECIXL TO.EGBAX TO TUX DISPATCII.1
Wilkesbabbe, December 13. George
Shiner, a boiler maker, was before Alder
man Donohne this afternoon, charged with
beating and deserting his invalid wife.
Donohue does not like wife-beaters.
When Shiner was arraigned and the
facts were brought out, the magistrate
resolved to inflict punishment that would
make an impression. Getting down from
his official seat, he locked the doors, pulled
off his coat, ordered Shiner to do the same,
and then and there, on the official floor and
in the presence of 200 spectators, gave the
wife-beater as thorough a licking as any
man ever got. Though Shiner was game,
and fought hard, the Alderman thrashed
him until every bone in bis body ached.
Panting with his exertions Donohue re
sumed his seat "There, you miserable
ruffian," he said, "go back home now and
look after your wife and children." Shiner
promised to reform and shuffled off. "That's
the way I propose to treat all wife-beaters
and deserters in the future," said the Alder
man. "It is the best way to punish them,
saves costs to the county and is better than
putting them in jail and letting their fami
lies starve while they are there."
HIS GRAVE NOT ROBBED.
Singular Foundation for a. Sensational Re
port That Gained Credence.
rSFZCUX, TELEQKAM TO THX DISPATCH.I
Amstebdah, U". X., December 13. The
remains of Harvey Kennedy were brought
to Amsterdam from New York Wednesday
afternoon and buried in Green Hill Ceme
tery. They were brought here in a special
car. Bev. C.B. Treat, of the Church of the
Archangel, New York City, conducted the
services at the grave. The body was buried
in a brick vault beside the remains of his
wife. This morning a report gained circula
tion that his grave had been robbed during
the night by parties who desired to hold the
body tor a ransom, as in the case of A. T.
Stewart. The report originated from find
ing picks and shovels by the side of the
B. W. Sutton, the cemetery Superintend
ent, says, however, that the 'grave has not
been robbed, but the tools belonged to some
of his assistants.
THE BEST IN THE "CITT.
Members of the Randall Club to bo Well
Treated In Colnmbns. '
rsrsciAi. tilzqiulm to the DisriTcn.i
Columbus, O., December 13. P. W.
Guthrie, President of the Bandall Club of
Pittsburg, is here making arrangements for
the presence of the club at the coming in
auguration of Governor-elect Campbell.
The local statesmen are showing Mr.
Guthrie about, and will see to it that the
Bandall Club has the best in the city.
About 200 men are to come over.
fjTBABY SENATORS Frank
Q. Carpenter, in to-morrow's DIS
PATCH, describes some of the new
members or.tha Senata,.- -
PITTSBURG, SATJIRPAXv DEOEMBEB , 14, 1889-r-TJWEL'VE
AT THE BAEEOT BOX
The Federation ofcXafeoc Intends to-j
WHAT IT HOPES T0A-ACCpiriJ
.. .. j 'SSfcS1
Legislation Affecting, tne Labor lawtiPfs w
be Worked VoiL
A FAIR WARNING TQ ALL GOYEINDES.'
They'll be .Remembered If Tify.OfMseiaeAnstrsUaS;
The expectations of tieFederation of
Labor in its entrance in politics are outlined
by a District of Columbia member of the
Legislative Committee. The enforcement
of the alien contract labor law and the
adoption of the Australian bailot system
are tbiTchief objects aimed, at.
fbok x btapt coEBisrospairi;.!
Washington, December 13. The Fedi
eration of Labor lor the District of Colum
bia has preceded the National Federation in
the appointment of a legislative committee
to watch the doings of Congress in the inter
ests of workingmen and procure legislation
of a kind to ameliorate their condition. One
of the" members appointed to serve in this
capacity, Mr. Schulties, talked in an inter
esting way to The Dispatch cbrrespondent
this evening of some of the measures which
the 'Federation proposes to push during the
present session of Congress.
(We propose," said he, "to take an active
part in politics hereafter. We have had our
noses held to the grindstone long enough,
and we are now in a position to defend our
selves and procure the fulfillment of our
wishes. The method we will use is a peace
ful one, and 'the means the ballot box.
A STBONG COJIBTNATION..
"The National Federation of Labor, rep
resenting 3,800 distinct businesses and occu
pations, the Knights of Labor, with over
1,000,000- men ini their ranks, and the
Farmers' Alliance, with 2,500,000 adherents,
have joined their forces for the purpose of
affecting legislation. The bills we will ask
passed by Congress will be voted on by yea
and nay votes, and we propose io elect our
enemies to stay at home.
"One of the important subjects which we
shall pay attention to is the' enforcement of
the alien contract labor law. According to
the report of the Secretary of the Treasury;
only three contract laborers were returned
to the places from which they came prior to
June 30, 1889. TJp to that time only J5.000
of the 50.000 aoDronriated bv the law had
been pxpended,-and up to to-day 841,000 of
that appropriation remains untouched. '
NO ATTEMPT TO ENTOBCE THE LAW.
SThe Secretary's report goes on to say that
the enforcement of the law is impracticable.
We claim that there has been no attempt
upon whom lies the blame. Hardly any
special agents have been appointed' to carry
out the provisions of the law, and none of
theTCreasury agents have been specially
authorized to enforce it. ,
"Mr." Tim Lee, one of our own men who
is acting as a special immigration agent,
has taken up the question, and has only re
cently bronght to the attention of the Treas
ury officials a case Where over 100 Canadi
ans were imported to do railroad work 'at a
place in the South. There are many more
such caSca-jrhert .the law has 'not teen .en
forced. We propose to have it amended so
as to TXvcr ouiy.iue wurxtiuguieu wuuiu ai,
was intended to reach. It was never in
tended to be enforced against ministers,lec
turers, college professors, actors or artists,
or professional men of any sort; nor do we
want to keep out skilled mecbanics engaged
.in such pursuits as we do hot excel in.
INTENTION OP THE LAW.
"What the law was intended for was to
keep out the hordes of Hungarians, Poles
and others who form the scum of the 'earth,
and who come over here and drive the
American workingmen out of emDloyment
by their willingness to live on nothing per
Cay. We also intend to try to enforce the
eight-hour law, and to amend it by attach
ing a penalty to each violation of it.
"We shall also demand very vigorously
the adoption of the Australian ballot-box
system at elections in this country. The
Bepublicans in Congress are going to try to
pass a Federal election law at this session,
and we demand that this system shall be en
grafted in the bill Without it the law
would leave things in no better condition
than they now are, and we shall probably
oppose its adoption. But with the Aus
tralian system made a feature of the bill I
aon't see why some of the Democrats should
not vote for it. I think they would, too, if
they would stop to think for a moment that
the popular will of the country would be
more fully expressed under its operations
than through the electoral college.
"No man can be bulldozed or bribed in an
election held under this system, and .that's
the condition of things we would like to
bring about. Woe be to the Governor who
hereafter vetoes an Australian ballot box
law. Governor Hill had better not try it
again, nor any other Governor. We will
go for him with all our strength, and that
means annihilation of bis political future."
THE RYLANCE SCANDAL
Made the Subject of an Investigation by
rsrxcux, tkukoiulk to tub bisf-itch.!
New Yobk, December 13. The suit of
the Bev. Dr. Joseph H. Bylance, rector of
St Mary's Church, against Nicholas Quack
enbos and William Y.King, of his congre
gation, in which Dr. Bylance asks for dam
ages for slander, has taken its place upon
the calendar of the Superior Court, and will
be tried probably in March next. Dr. By
lance, it will be remembered, was asked to
resign, by his vestry, on account of stories
implicating him with certain women. It
has developed, in the meantime, that the
Bylance matter' has already been made the
subject of an ecclesiastical inquiry ordered
by Bishop Potter.
"Both Mr. King and myself," said Mr.
Quackenbos, "were recently summoned be
fore a committee appointed by Bishop
Potter to look into the case. This committee
consisted of five members three clergymen
and two laymen. One of the laymen was a
merchant and the other was a lawyer. It
was to meet, hear the charges, summon and
hear all the witnesses, and report to Bishop
Potter whether there was evidence sufficient
to warrant a formal investigation. I have
thought the matter over a gredt deal, and I
have decided to take the responsibility,
against the advice of my counsel, of.fiirnish-"
ing the committee with the infonnafioh'ihey
HARRIED BDT SIX WEEKS,
But UeHas Already Managed to Embezzle
Cheyenne, Wxo., December 13.
Thomas B. Adams, manager of the cattle
rancbe of the Milwaukee and Wyoming In
vestment Company, has absconded. His
defalcations are estimated at 15,000.
He baa been married but six weeks. He
took bis bride with' him. Drink. nd
gambling are the cawsw aUrlfemtea. ' -
f .A BIG BPSIHESS.
ExSecretary Whitney, Dm tawt aad
" V. Dickinson Made Partners
,:K shMMnrib.Irtntm,lr New
.Bcnvme mar ran wot.
iSfSfcaOBAH TO TM DSIrMtCH.1 .
icedTn WaU sSgiJiasyv & iise
,?17.11iM f Tir. 4- Lv.lMMlflrVAI
rii nnaiii v. i;uiu-ijim.wu. j --
.ainry had" gone iatu & new businese
eBfJfpriseinows'asthe Manufacturing Jn-
.tfciijaent Company. Mrrwmtney is Pres-
idestxjf tho 'ComDanv. and the Directors
'.artfthejHoni "Don M. Dickinson, ex-Post-
mutecGeiieral. Colonel Daniel B. Lamont,
.'Plefgdnt Morgan, H. McK. Twombly,
Ue$pTH Havens. Oliver H. Payne, ana
JaijiCcMiilan, of Michigan. The busi
ness; ofihe company will be a matter of in
terest ,fc the,Hon. Woodip'nlp Miller. The
company will manufacture sulphite fiber, a
snbsti&te forwood pulp in the making of
all grtdes of paper.
Sulphite fiber.'or cellulose, as Borne pre
fer to Jail it is not wood pulp. Palp is
madeTfffa'mill which grinds wood, and its
prodifcjtis wood flour- Pulp cannot be used
in making paper, or anything -else, except
in connection with a fibrous material. This
may b of linen rags in the finer quality of
paperj-and cotton waste 'or other fibrous
matter, including raw vegetable fiber, in
the coarser qualities. Sulphite fiber is a
substitute in all grades or paper for all
fibrous material. Its manufacture and use
originated in Germany. The English were
forced to go into its manufacture.
Mr.-DIokinson says that doors, ceilings,
car wheels, barrels, buckets, trunks, fancy
goodyihlankets and clothing are also made
frdmube"' fiber. The new company has
erected five mills, with an aggregate capa
city of abont-100 tons a day, in New York,
Michigan, New Hampshire and Canada,
and one with a capacity of 60 tons a day is
goinjrup in .Maine, all at a cost of S500.000.
Allpine woods and spruce are used in man
ufacturing .the new company's paper.
I00KING FOR THE MILLENIDH.
A Canadian Canon Anticipates the Coming
",'!,, of Christ In 1900.
ISFXCtai. TZLXGBAU TO the DISPATCH. J
Ottawa, December 13. Canon Curran,
of Hamilton, Ont., a prominent Canadian
divinehas gained considerable prominence
latlelyja connection with the views he holds
regarding the miflenium, which he predicts
for 1900. In a sermon he dwelt upon the
skepticism, respecting the second advent,
Thev two greatest events which have trans
pired since the creation of man, with the ex
ception of the fall, bare been the deluge and
the coming to this world of Christ Jesus, and
as far "a can be accurately ascertained, these
strange'. occurrences happened at spaces of
2,000 years that is to Bay, from the time of the
expulsion from the Garden of Eden 2.000 years
went by, and then came the deluge. Again
2,000 years passed away, and then the Lord
Jesus appeared among men. The next
event "to look forward' ' to, , and
which ; unquestionably is as much a
matter Of prophecy, as were either the two I
have mentioned, is the return of the Lord.
Now I, in common with many others, while ad
mitting that It is not for us to know positively
the times 'and the seasons that are In God's
handsAyet cannot but think that at the close
of the fnird 2,000 years of the existence of
man uppu eana tne nnai consummation wui
occur, end that then the present dispensation
and all il
curious proDiems win come to an
Curran further emphasized the
showing how the number 7 was
ly important and significant one
re! hence he had some foundation
for affirn ing that when the seventh thou
sand yeii- would be reached the millenium
or reign f Christ on earth would begin; that
then Sat in would be bound forever and sin
complet iy vanquished.
eaton rfTJcw York Clothing Dealer Is
Involved la Disaster,
Yobk, December 13. The ener-
losses which Harris Cohen, the cloth
ier, of Baxter and White streets.
ned on the race track, have been the
of his failure. He has kept this
store for 29 years, and claimed to be the
'original Harris Cohen, of Baxter street,"
He estimates his Ibsses on the race track at
from 180,000 to 2100,000 daring the past ten
years He paid S20,00Cfor 14 horses,among
themJGreenfield and Harry Mann. He
says ae paid S3.G50 for Greenfield and sold
him for 875. He owned houses and real
estatd, but had them mortgaged. He says
he stopped the race track four months ago,
and paid 821,000 in debts, and wonld have
paid np everything had not his store been
The Sheriff took away his entire stock,
which he valued at 820,000. His clothing
business has increased 400 per cent, he says,
since be quit the races. He does not think
he will open up at the old corner again.
Three months ago his daughter Essie
married her uncle, Jacob Cohen, who is
called "the Yanderbilt of Baxter street,"
and who is three times her age.
SHE WANTED HER OWN WAI.
Arthur Forrest's Version of the Troubles of
Miss Rose Eytlnge.
rsrxcrsi.TZXxoaAiiTO tub dispatcu-I
Ottawa, December 13. Arthur Forrest,
who, with the "Captain Swift" Company, is
filling an engagement at Toronto, is greatly,
exercised over the account published in the
American press, regarding the dismissal of
Bose Eytinge. "The cause of the trouble,"
he says, "is Miss Ey tinge's insubordina
tion gross insubordination. I am man
ager of this company, and I have cut all
my hard earned money into it. Z have been
years and years on the stage, and I bought
this play that I might come before the
country as a star. I engaged Miss Eytinge,
although I was warned by my friends not to.
do it, or I would have cause to regret it.
She was a star some seven years ago, but
since then she has not had an engagement.
"When I took her up I intended to star
her, and I have done so, but we had not left
New York When she wanted to run the com
pany. In a restaurant in New York she
publicly turned on me, and the morning we
left New York she did the same thing be
cause she had been compelled to rise early."
FAILDRE OF WARREN LELAND, JR.
Forced to Make an Assignment for the Ben.
efit of a Bank.
IETECIAT. TZLIQBAK TO UTS DISPATCH.
LonoBbanch, December 13. Warren
Leland, Jr., has made an assignmenfor
the benefit of his creditors. The property
assigned inclddes the 12 acres of ground ou
Ocean avenue and Broadway on which are'
the big Ocean Hotel, the Ocean Theater,
Ocean Club and the Leland Cottage on
Chelsea avenue. His liabilities, including
real estate encumbrances, are abont
8100,000, and his assets at least 8225,000,
exclusive of personal property.
Mr. Leland claims the assignment was
forced. upon him by the Freehold Banking
Company, which hadiadvertised the hotel at
sheriff's sale on .Saturday to collect an ex
ecution for 82, 700,
tSPXClAL TSLXGBAX TO TBX DUPATCBT.l
Habbisbubo, December 13. Governor
Beaver to-night issued a proclamation rela
tive f the death of Superintendent Higbee,
in which he pays a high tribute to the worth
of the deceased.
EfTAMONG- THE ROBBERS is
the title of Ernest H. Heingricbs'
contribution to the little ones la
VC'A'Va:-"s A. Mm ' AmSEr 'IS4Bta3sfSBKiffi2i1S'1Bff:srri
I'VIJII'V'I II' '
Wm r s . . "" . m 1 s' siV fc "t ft i
PEDRO' NMfc SALE.
4 ,.t. "-1 .
If Refuses All
Money 0fferedflim as a
ifENSIOft IBOM THE REPUBLIC.
Two Perrons Arrested for aat Attempt oh
1 tbe-Life of the: (fear; "
JACK: " THBSTPPEE IS AT WORK AGAIN.
The Iflioewa Epidemic is Bull Spreadta?, sag Ks
Beached Ettne. ' "
Dom Pedro hai again declined aU offers of
money from the newBrazilian Bepublic, be
yond what is allowed by the law formerly
in. force. The exiled Emperor is very much
irritated by the repeated propositions sent
to him. The last answer is considered as
.Lisbon, December 13. Dora Pedro and
the Republican authorities in Brazil have
had some correspondence by cable and the
subject of the settlement upon the ex
Emperor of a large sum of money as a re
tiring pension. Dom Pedro has uniformly
maintained since his exile that he would not
accept the grattiHy that it was at first re
ported bad been voted him. He bas even
spoken of it with some irritation. '
He has adhered to his purpose in the final,
answer just sent to Bio Janeiro through tho
Brazilian legation, which is to the effect that
Dom" 'Pedro declines to accept any sum be
yond that authorized by the laws of Brazil.
It is rumored that the Brazilian Minister
here will be dismissed.
TO BE BURIED WITH HI8 WIFB.
Robert Browning" Hlmielt Had Mado Ar
rangements for HIa FnneraL
London, December 13. Bobert Brown
ing had received just before, bis death the
freedom of the city of Asolo. The Dean of
Westminster has telegraphed to the family,
offering a placeln the Abbey for the burial of
tfie poet, but it is probable the offer will be
declined, as Mr. Browning had himself ar
ranged for his burial in the same grave with
his wife at "Florence.
JACK THE RIPPER AT WORK.
A Mutilated Victim Discovered In the Hold
of a Vessel.
London, , December 13. The mangled
body of a woman bas been found among the
ballast of a vessel at Middlesborough,
shipped at Millwall. The hand has been
found elsewhere. The police suspect that
this is another victim of Jack the Bipper,
and the presence 0 the body in the ballast
calls new attention to the theory that the
successful murderer is a sailor.
ROUE THE LATEST PLACE
To Come Within the Bench of the Alarming
Bome, December 13. The epidemic in
fluenza in a very mild form is prevalent
here. Dr. Ganahis, director of the Board
of Health, has started for St, Petersburg to
studyHhe disease there and to determine, if
possible, why it assumed eventually a ma
lignant.farm, in order that he may do what
.seems-necessary, to prevent-suea s result is
TRIING TO KILL THE CZAR.
Two Persons Arrested for Making an At
tempt Upon His Life.
Bebltn, December 13. Information is
received here that an artillery officer and a
sailor have been arrested in St. Petersburg
for complicity in an attempt on the life of
Balfour Will Vlstt Ireland.
LONDONy December 13. Mr. Balfour,
Chief Secretary for Ireland, will shortly
start on a visit to that country, where he
will remain several weeks. The object of
his visit is to ascertain the feeling in Ireland
in regard to an extension of the scope of the
land purchase bill.
lie Caron to Publish a Book.
London, December 13. Le Caron, the
spy and informer, is shortly to publish a
book relating to his personal adventures
and experiences, in which enterprise he is
understood to be backed by several men of
prominence in the leadership of the Con
Keeping Their Strength n Secret.
Pabis, December 13. M. Do Freycinet,
Minister of War, in a note to the French
press, appeals to the editors and writers to
abstain from any descriptive or other arti
cles which may reveal the progress of works
in preparation for the national defense.
General Booth's Wife Dying.
London, December 13. Mrs. Booth, wife
of the commander of the Salvation Army, is
now sinking, and all hope of her recovery is
abandoned. Her disease is cancer. She is
serene and confident in the face of the re
Another Royal Visit In Contemplation.
London, December 14. The Prince of
Wales is expected to visit the Kaiser, at
Berlin, about the middle of January.
ARRESTED FOR FRAUD.
ABarean of Science That TanghtHowto
Win One' Love.
rsriciAL TiLianAM ro tub dispatch.
Buffalo, December 13. The Bureau of
Science is nnder arrest, having been taken
into custody by United States officers for in
serting the following advertisement in var
ious New York papers:
Infallible Detection impossible; satisfac
tion and success guaranteed; win anyone's lore;
you get it sure; learn by mail: only v cents In
stamps; no postals answered; seal well. Address
Bureau of Science.
When locked up he gave the name of
Paul J. Gregory, and on being searched he
was fonnd also to be the American College
of Arts and Science, the National Postal
Agency, the Universal Patent Manufactur
ing Company, and numerous institntions
heretofore unheard of in Buffalo. The offi
fcers found that he had been receiving large
quantities of mail.
NO TRACE OF 8ILC0TT.
Tho Missing Cashier's Whereabouts Tet a
Hatter of Mystery.
Washington, December 13. As far as
can be learned, no trace has yet been found
of the present whereabouts of the abscond
ing cashier, Silcott. Bequests for photo
graphs and descriptive data have been re
ceived at the office of the Sergeant at Arms
from detectives in Canada, but, so far as
known, they are made with a view to
enabling the detectives to identify the
The special House committee did not ,
meet to-day, but to-morrow' it will begin a
formal inaniry, intended to demonstrate'
lwho k mponsible for the lost aoaej.
t . r ' -"
t- i K
AlL hard AT "W0SK.
The Candidates for Senator la Mo Watch.
IngEo'cU Other's Movements Tlar-
roirfr McMahon's Estimate
, r Brice'a Strength.)
tsrsciu. TZLXOBAB TO thx purAxcs.1
Columbus, December 13. Colonel
Thomas, of Springfield, and John A. Mc
Mahon, of Dayton, the two .leading Oppo
nents ot Brice in the Senatorial contest, are
in the city to-night. Thomas came to es
tablish a bureau and put his forces io work.
Mr.psTirtindale, of Springfield, has charge.
The"frlends- of Brice are also here, and
watcaipg all raoveme nts. They claim to be
gainipg strength in all parts of the State.
Itbnpticeablehere that a good many of
the Democratic members coming in are an
nouncing themselves for Brice- The Brice
forces consider Thomas practically ont of
the race, and look upon McMahon as the
only pupa who can offer any serious opposi
In the course of a conversation to-night,
Mr., McMahon, speaking of his chances,
said:,' "I am like my friend Mr. Brice, who
says he' is very well satisfied with the
prospects. J. have made no estimate for the
public, though I have one of my own. All
my.portion of the State is for me, and when
the time comes I will be like a "hunter who
refused to. follow the chase of the deer
through alLthe windings and turnings, but
went direct to, the river where the deer
would cross- I will be at the river when
Mr. Brice gets there."
"What of the sentiment about Brice'a
"I believe the election of Mr. Brice will
bring evil to the party. Our German citi
zens do not like it, and there is a strong
feeling against it among the labor organiza
tions. I am constrained to think that if all
the candidates were put upon the same plat
form' as regards wealth, there would be a
different sentiment in Ohio altogether toward
Mr. Brice. Personally he and I are yerf
friendly. He is a shrewd business man,
who a dozen years ago was a poor lawyer.
He deserves credit for bisrapid rise, but I
do not think the Senate ial the place? Ohio
should give him." , !
DEPBW IN HIS: GLORY. l
He Makes a Decided Hit at a Vassar ol
lege Society Reunion.
tSrSCIAZ. TILBOEAlt TO TUX DISPATCH.
Poughheepsie, N. Y., December 13.
The great feature of the anniversary of the
'Philalethean Society at Yassar College, this
evening, was the address of the Hon. Chaun
ceyMfDepew. Heretofore the literary ex
ercises have been usually the least attrac
tive part of the programme, but this year
the reputation of Mr. Depew drew a great
crowd of the acquaintances and friends of
the students to the chapel at an early hour.
The stage was beautifully .decorated with
palms, but other, than this there were. few
adornments displayed. The President of
the society, Miss Grace Sanders', introduced
Mr. Depew, and he at once began to give
sketches and impressions ot travel.
Mr. Depew said at the start that in all his
experiences, though he had been brought
before dukes and lords, literary men and
princes, he had never had so lovely an in
troduction as the one of this evening. This
created much merriment His address
abounded not only with personal anecdotes,
but also with graphic descriptions, poetic
reminiscences and keen analysis of char
acter. KEEPING AWAY FROM, NEW I0EK.
Why IwDockstadcrlsNot to be Seen In
rSPZXXAX. TELEQUAM TO TUB D13 PATCH. 1
New Yobet, December 13. Lew Dock
sfa'der, the minstrel, had a conference on
Thursday night at Taylor's Hotel, in Jersey
City, with Joseph Garland, the treasurer of
the reorganized minstrel troupe that Mike
is now running at Dockstader's Theater,
on a co-operative basis. Dockstader
wanted to find out just how he stood as
to his debts, and went, over the books with
Mr. Garland. Dockstader was still ill, but
be has hopes of effecting an amicable settle
ment with his creditors and returning to
this city. Fear of contempt proceedings
against him for failing to appear in the citv
court to testify to supplementary proceed
ings for the collection of a small debt is now
about the only thing that keeps him away
from town. He returned to Philadelphia
Manager Tobin said to-night that Dock
stader could easily make money with his
company if he would take it on the road,
but this the minstrel will not do. Mr.
Tobin expects that matters will be arranged
in a short time, so that Dockstader will re
turn to town.
RATTLED BY A LAMPOON.
The Members of a St. Louis Club Made
Angry by a Libelous Circular.
rSFXCIAt. TZLXOSAX TO TOE DISPATCH.1
St. Louis, December 13. The Germania
Club, one of the best known of the social
organizations of St. Louis, is in a very
troubled state at present over a lampoon.
The satirical, and, in some parts, libelous
circular, was received by the members of the
club early in the week, ancrhas caused quite
a stir on the Southside, the persons attacked
being all well known in society and business
circles. They are satirized, libeled and
humiliated in the guise of characters of
Full information about the circular has
been given to the United States Marshal,
and an investigation under his auspices is
now being conducted.
PAYING A STATE DEBT.
South Carolina Disposes of Its Phosphate
Beds for 87.000,080.
rsraciAi.TxxxosAic to tiu dispatcs.1
Chableston, S. C, December 13. The
news of the development or a project in
Columbia looking to the outright sale by the
State of all its right, title and interest in
the phosphate beds for a sum not less than
$7,000,000, has caused a stirin the Phosphate
Exchange here. The first intimation of the
project was the Introduction of the bill in
the Legislature by, the Ways and Means
The phosphate industry is the principal
business of Charleston. Millions of dollars
are invested in it by natives, northerners
and foreigners. The intention,!? to use the
money to pay off the State debt, abont 86,
000,000. SCARED INTO SERIOUS ILLNESS.
A Little Girl Suffering From the Effects of
a Great Frlghr.
isrxciAz, TzuoaAU to nu dispatch.1
Peetston, December 13. Annie Fad
den, aged 13 years, is at her home-atthe
junction, suffering with a disease similar to
St. Vitus' dance. Bne is the daughter of a
widow, and only a few days ago was a
healthy child. Annie's condition is due
primarily to the conduct of Detective Bull,
of the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western
Sailroad, and an assistant.
The girl was sent' by her mother to pick
coal, and it being scarce, the child filled
her bucket from a loaded car. The detective
started after Annie She ran across the bed
of the canal, which had nearly two feet of
water in it, and was captured on the oppo
f-THORNE BRANCH, In to
morrow's DISPATCH, describes
the manner iH-wMGhekopliftinflria
detected ana prevented ia oar
large stores, -
tETS, - F0T8ALEVETCA Fptf 3
aai mv" - . . . t abu wv v w isirvrwvi-r
TO-MUKflun laawe. ,.
May be handed in af the main advertislner
office of THE DISPATCH, fifth aTenoe,np to
' TBSEE QENTSggj
the Disappearance of
iseph G. Ditman. - -
ras f .-j:
THE SUICfiSBEOHI BEEIBYKKta
No Reason is YexjiXneed, Thongh,
PECULIAR FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS,
Taken as BsUrace That His Mind Hod Eeeaae Partly ii
jL fahhireJ. ' ,
The disappearance of Mr. Joseph G, Dit?
man, the Philadelphia banker, Wednesdays
ia still the main topic of conversation in the!
Quaker City. No reason for hiacorami
ting suicide is advanced, yet his friends art
TV,ltfva Tia 1iya,v hSvnvalr info 4nA M.,1 I
His wife is prostrated and fears ibr her saa- '
ity are expressed.
(ETXCXIZ, TStlOEAM TO THX 9IS7ATCS.J
Philadelphia, December 13. No
trace has yet been found of Joseph G. Dit
man, President of the Quaker City National
Bank, who dropped out of sight while driv
ing in Fairaount Park last Wednesday '
afternoon, and has not been seen or heard ot
since. The search for Mr. Ditman Is thafc
cl.....ll-11 ;...... i.-- l -i j j ..a.'E.
wi;uujri&.u iiici uiui vmu BuaouoQeu, sua y. il
captain unssiean nas ordered tne'Doats to
shore with all their apparatus, and the diver'
has also ceased his efforts.
Yery few believe that Mr. Ditman could
have been accident! vthrn-wn fmm 'MufiTKrirs
into the water. Nevertheless the opinion, is
gun.uig tuuuug uis menus mat ae is aeau, 4
and most of them think: that his bodv -will' J
be thrown up by the Schuylkill within a
ho motive pob suicide. ?
No adequate motive to cause a sane matx lj
to commit suicide has been discovered, yet4
most of his business friends believe Mr. Dit
man purposely drowned himself, and they:
that he has -been acting strangely lor so'me-iii
time, ana was subject to strange fits of de-
Mir. jJiuAjey, a orouier-ia-iaw oi -air. .un
man, said to-day: "So far as I know, there ,
is no reason whv he should commit suicido
or leave the city clandestinely. He was iat
On aTnallant hnnnAinl 9!!jkiw TtkiitV list -
is worth anywhere from $500,000 to $600,000.,
His domestic relations were always most
happy, and there was a world of affection
existing between him and his wife."
SOME ODD TEAKSACTIONS.
If Mr. Ditman was worth as much money
as he Was rennted tn he. his fnnds mnsthava
bees locked up, or his mine must hare' ii
been unsettled, for it is known that within . j
the last Wees or two he borrowed from j
friends various small sums, ranging front
S100 to $500. and in some cases eave checks.
on banks in which he had so deposits. Its'j
is told that Mr. Ditman in some cases forgot-
these transactions as soon as they vreiah
made, but when his attention was called id '
them he rectified them, bnt appeared nerv
ous and excited. These incidents are given
as evidence that his mind was unhinged, ts
The professional divers and the- Fair-
mount Park guards who have been drag-&
glng the Schuylkill are very positive in. ;
their statements that the bod v is not in tha -
river, and based on these statements are '
rumors that he has run away, xnerenareg
whispers that there was a woman ins the .4
case, but nothing definite on that point hsSf
yet seen aeveiopeo. v
all tale: about TT. ' XV
The disappearance continues to be thj)
chief topic of conversation in banking and
business circles, and the local newspapers,
are filled with gossip about the case, bntiaJ
reality very utuemore is known about lt
man. was Known yesieraay. -
Cashier Clark, of the Quaker City'
National Bank, said to-day: "The bank is,"
all right. The books and accounts were all j
fully examined last night, and everything
is perfectly straight.' Cashier Clark saidj
Mr. Ditman's domestic relations were mostl-
pleasant. The condition of Mrs. Ditman,?
who has been prostrated since her nus-:
band's disappearance, is serious, and fears '.
are entertained that her mind will give way
under the mental strain.
That May be Made Oat of the Slleotrf
-Defalcation Mr. Mills Proposes a
Jfian to prevent serious ass . yli
to His Party.
Washington, December 13. A small jj
crowd of Democratic members of the House';
was clustered around Bepresentative Mills.
of Texas, in the House this morning talk-;!
ing over the effect ot the Silcott defalcation;'
on the party chances at the next election.!
Mr. Mills was the chief spokesman, and hev.
laid down vigorously his opinion that the '
Democrats could not afford to reappropri--j
ate the lost money to reimburse themselves., 1
It would lose the party 30 or 40 members,'
anq the next House, he said. The best,
electioneering that the party could do might1
be done right away, on the floor of thai
It might be that the money waslosti
through no fault of theirs, said Mr. MillsS
and that they thought the Government wa
responsible, but in every close district the-
party would find their opponents on thsy
stamp making loud proclamation and m-r-s
ing that a Democratic Sergeant at Arms haoVI
lost the people's money, and that the Demo-j
crats naa votea to pay it oacx. ai wouia
lose them several hundred votes right along,? ;
and before the campaign was over some of-
the members wonld be vainly seeking , to1 i
give the sum appropriated away tocnurcheVJ
or anybody or anything that wonld have ityil
as wps the case witn the Dack-pay grap-i
when two well-known members conld.find
no one to take the money. v."1!
The best way out of it, continued thej
speaker, was for the Democratic partyjj
leaders and Leedom to go among theirS
menas ana raise the money ana ium it overs
to the treasury to make good the denclt.
This would do more effective work forth
party than all the speech making next fall.'
and the National Committee should take"jt
in hand. He was willing himself to givei
his November salary toward this fund, anei
ne tnougni the other democrats wouia a
the same, and In this way a part of the
money migni oe maae up.
NO CASS TO CARRY CORN.
The Amount of Grain In the Honda,:
rsrscxAZ. tsliobam to thx DisrATca.il
St. Louis, December 13. The deaaadl
for cars to move the corn crop continuesjtetj
increase, and ihe railroads, in spite, oil
that they can do, find themselves unablejsv
meet the calls made upon them. "Every;
day proves that the amount of corn ij.tha
hands of the farmers is far greater thaalit
ever was before, and there seems tobefc
steady increase in the supply seeking, a mar
ket, a. ireignc diockboo oi uaeaapwa
magnitude is threatened. ifflfl
The barge lines are shipping farimors
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lieve the pressure, but more freightlU
offered to them than.tbey can begingl
handle at the present stage of the, riviK
Such a crop as that of the present; year is
said by experts to be unprecedented Ultist
history of the country.