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THE SHIP CANAL
Designed to connect Pittsburg with
tbe Lakes, is now being surveyed by a
Dispatch Commissioner. Read bis
first letter in this issue.
THE BALL CRANKS
Say the next break in theBrotherhood
will t9 tho desertion of McGinty.
Everybody gays THE Dispatch is
Pittsburg's great newspaper.
Preparations Are in Progress
Among the Commissioners.
OBSTACLES FAIBLY FACED.
The Enormous Tonnage and Utility
. . of the Project Assured,
MORE THAN OFFSETTING ITS COST.
Several-Trunt Lines and Other Railroads
Host be Bridged.
STEPS SOW TAKEN AND OTHERS TO BE
Yery interesting information, preliminary
to the snrrey of the route of the proposed
ship canal from lake Erie to Pittsburg,
comes from Bharpsville and is given in this
'issue of The Dispatch. The. great ad'
vantages of such an enterprise, as well as
the only really portentous obstacles it will
hare to overcome, are squarely stated and
"met in this prefatory discussion of a sub
ject yet to furnish an interesting and an im
portant series of letters.
rrsox oce emcial commissioner.
SHABPSVUiEi Pa., Decemher 17. If
any person had entertained a doubt that
great interest is .being taken in the proposed
snip canal from Lake Erie to Pittsburg he
would have it thoroughly dispelled by a
visit to this remarkably aotive little town.
Bui then there was no real doubt to dispel.
The iron manufacturers, the producers of
iron ore,-coal, etc., and persons engaged in
other industries which will be affected, have
a most lively interest in the project.
There is no question whatever but that
such a canal would have all the tonnage it
could- conveniently carry. Neither is there
any doubt that the rates for the heavy
freight that would mostly be carried on the
canal would be very considerably less than
. are the present rates by rail. It is also con
ceded that, notwithstanding all the many
railroads which cover the terri
tory named, interlacing with each
other until they form a regular
network of iron rails, they nevertheless
cantaot carry all the freight that is offered,
as promptly as is desired. The matter of
the. lack of sufficient freight facilities is
every day becoming more embarrassing to
the manufacturers of Pittsburg and of the
Beaver and Shenango Valleys.
What the Bis Problem Is.
The questions, then, which are yet to be
decided are: (1) feasibility, (2) cost and (3)
who will pay the cost?
The primary question io be settled in de
termining the feasibility of the project is
. ggthat ,of a sufficient water supply. It will
require SYood'deal more water for a canal
so large and deep, ship, canal must be. L
To be certain of having sufficient water at
all seasons of the year is one of the elements
in1 determining the route of the canal; but it
is not thconly one. The possibility of pro
curing a right of way over the best route is
exceedingly important, as will be seen
Both these qnestions have had to be taken
in consideration by the commission ap
pointed by Governor Beaver, under author
ity of the act of Assembly appropriating
$10,000 for a preliminary examination. It
is generally known that this commission
consists of Messrs. John A. 'Wood, -who is
chairman, X P. Roberts, J. SI. Goodwin,
Eben.Brewer and ex-Congressman Shallen
berger. While the entire commission has,
in one. way or another been devoting con
siderable time to gathering data of various
Kinds, it has been chiefly left to Mr. Good
win; who lives in this place, to secure the
surveys needed for making preliminary
The Three Routes Considered.
There are three routes under considera
tion. One of these is that generally of the
old Pennsylvania canal. Of the other two,
one would go through a portion of Ohio. In
a subsequent article these routes will be
explained more in detail. It is sufficient to
say here that there is some objection
to the Ohio route, because of the
mere fact that it will run through
that portion of the State. The route that is
most generally talked of is that of the old
Pennsylvania canal; but the commission
has not yet decided, and will not decide, un
til the meeting to be held in Rochester,
Beaver county, which will be the first one
to go over. However, -the commission as a
body will certainly go over the old canal
route in any event, but when, is yet to be
There are wonderful engineering difficulties
to be overcome, no matter which route is
selected, and the question of cost is closely
allied to that ot feasibility in considering
"Any person who will glance at a map of
Pennsylvania will find that there is abso
lutely not one great trunk line railroad run
ning from the Eastern seaboard to the 'West
that does not cross any route that can be de
vised for a canal from Lake Erie to Pitts
burg. Over a Perfect Gridiron.
The problem of how to construct the canal
is, therefore, Tendered decidedly more diffi
cult of solution than it would be in almost
any other section of the country. It is
recognized by the commission, as it will be
, by every intelligent person, that these arter
ial highways cannot be interfered with
seriously. Trains must- run just as uninter
ruptedly with a canal as without. In order
to effjet this there must be
very high bridges built over the
cans! Tnis will involve the elevation
ofthe road beds on each side of the canal,
and in order to avoid having heavy grades
on Itbese approaches the changing of the
roadbed will have to commence, in many
instances, at very considerable distances
from the point of crossing. For some of the
railroads, which are of lesser importance,
draw bridges may do, but most of the cross
ings will have to be made by elevated, per
manent bridges. This work in itself is
likelyio be very costly. Colonel Roberts
says that the entire amount of the 10,000
appropriated by the State would not pay
one-sixteenth of the expense of working the
surveys for the bridges alone, and in ascer
taining what property will have to be taken
upon which to build them.
X Cans la Poiat.
One illustration of this phase of theqnes-
HE IP CULL
ryion'marbe given.right .here. Just .below
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the dam of the Shenango river, whem the old
canal made connection with the slackwater
of the Shenango river, -within the borough
limits of Sharpsville, the Eno Railway
crosses the river and the old canal by a low
bridge. Nearly all the through passenger
trains between Hew York and Chicago, on
the Erie road, pass over this bridge. There
are seven fast trains daily. In order not to
cause any delay this bridge would have to
be elevated SO or 60 feet, at least, which
would run the approaches on each side very
much farther back.
The raising of this bridge, however,
would, of course, depend upon whether or
not the new canal would J come along the
line of the old one. It is generally known,
I imagine, that, the State Having abandoned
the old canal, large sections of it are now
occupied by railroads. The Erie and Pitts
burg Railroad runs on part of the line of
the old canal, not far from the place men
tioned. It is this loss of rights of way by the
State, and the actual ocoupaney of so much
of the ground by other corporations possess
ing the right ol eminent domain, that con
stitutes another serious, nossiblv an insur
mountable, barrier -to the building ofthe
ship canal on the line of the old one. An
established railroad is not going to step
aside with any precipitate haste in order to
let a canal go by.
A Terr Pertinent Question.
And then there is another consideration
pertinent to the question of feasibility, viz.:
Is it practicable to construct a canal that
will admit of the passage through it of the
vessels now in use on the lakes, or must ves
sels be built with especial reference to the
canal? Neither Colonel Roberts nor Mr.
Goodwin, the two civil engineers on the
commission, had any practical knowledge of
ship canals.and both say they are unfamiliar
with the requirements. As one way of
getting light on that point, the commission
has had a New York clipping association
engaged' in cutting out everything they
could find published concerning ship canals.
This -work extended over nearly a year. The
result, which is a .huge mass of printed mat
ter of all sorts, is now in the possession -of
the commission, but no member has yet had
time to go over and digest it; therefore the
members of the commission are not yet much
wiser on that point.
Id Order to Start Right.
This enumeration of the problems which
confront tbe commission is not made, and
should not be taken, in the nature of .an
argument against the construction of the
canaL. It is only done in order to give a
clearer idea of the nature of the work, and
lead to a better understanding of the articles
which are yet to appear in The Dispatch.
How as to the question ot cost: The com
mission will, naturally, try to approximate
it; but it will not be necessary to decide
that point until the primary ques
tion, that of practicability, has 'been
disposed of. Who should incur the ex
pense, the State ot Pennsylvania or the
National treasury? is quite a different mat
ter, and is one upon which the citizens of
the State are entirely competent to, and
shonld, speak. In the course of other let
ters expressions of opinion from various
persons will be given. -O. T. Dawson;
JUST ONE WIFE TOO HANI.
Arrested for Blgnmr Wills Singing a Gospel
BuincoBX, December 17. David I. Bern
hardt, alias David .L Day alt, was Arraigned
here this morning on the charge of bigamy; He
was arrested last night while Ringing a hymn at
a gospel temperance meeting, and appeared to
be horrified when Captain Cadwallader inter
rupted him and marched him to jail. The
policeointerference broke -up the meeting.
Bernhardt, orDaywaU, came to Baltimore from
Hagerstown about May, '88,bringlng with him
his wife and six children. Although a stone
mason by trade, he told his. wife that he was
working as night watchmarcand that it would
be necessary lor him to be away from home for
weeks at a time. This continued far months.
when, it is said, he did not return, to her fire
side at all. During this time he contributed
very little to the support of his family.
Mrs. Daywalt reported the matter to the
police, who discovered that the husband had
been married to a Mrs. Weatherton in July
last under the name of Bernhardt, and bad
also, it is said, been living with a woman named
Laura Mummert Wife No. 1 says she was
married on April 9, 1872, in -Waynesboro, Pa.
Wife No. 2 has her marriage certificate.
WENT TO BE A SOLDIER.
A Tonne Man Who Enlisted the Day After
rSrSCULTSLXOBAXTO THX SISrJLTCB.
St. Louis, December 17, A bright-faced
young girl, accompanied by her mother, ap
peared in the office of Assistant Prosecuting
Attorney Dierkes, this morning. She wanted
to get a divorce. The girl gave her name as
Clara B. Ewings, and' related a strange tale.
For over a year a young man named Archie B.
Ewings bad been courting her, and they had
become engaged to marry. On April 24 last,
the wedtting took place. Early the following
morning the bridegroom rose and made tbe
fire. He told his bride that he had some' busi
ness to attend to, bat would return before
About 8 o'clock that evening the house was
in a turmoil of excitement, when suddenly a
step was heard on the walk. The door opened,
and In came the recreant spouse, grinning from
ear to ear. He was attired in a full suit of
regimentals. Then he explained his delay.
"I enlisted down at tbe barracks, to-day," he
said, "and leave for Montana for duty to-
uiguu xioieik quo wm get ner airorce.
WOULD NOT WASTE HER MONET.
A Yonng Woman Ready to be Married Gets
$1,600 for Her Disappointment;
rsrxcux. nuosui to ran siarATCB.j
Hackensack, N. J, December 17.-Joseph
C. Ochs was sued by Miss Jennie Lutkins, of
Orcola,for breach of promise of marriage.
Miss Lutkins, a comely yoong woman of 20,
lived with her aged father, and. contributed to
his support by working as a dressmaker for
Miss E. M. Melick, In Paterson. Ochs is a
farmer's son, living bear Miss Lutkins' home.
She testified that they were engaged to be mar
ried, and that she had prepared all her ward
robe for the wedding, when Ochs declined to
fulfill his part of the contract, giving as a rea
son that he had heard something detrimental
to her character.
Jndce Dixon charged the jury clearly for the
plaintiff, and Miss Lutkins got 31,000 damages.
SECRETARI PROCIOR'S DESK
The Scene of an Incipient Conflagration
Which Destroyed Some Papers.
Washington, December 17. A fire was
started In some mysterious way last night on
tbe large handsome mahogany desk which
stands in the center of the office of the Secre
tary of War, and burned a large hole through
tbe top before it was discovered, and extin
guished by the watchman. Several official
papers were destroyed.
They were not of special value and can bo
replaced. Secretary Proctor cannot under
stand how the fire originated, as he does not
smoke and keeps no matches about his desk. '
MAN AND MONEY MIBSING.
A Tonne Girl Who Rashly Eloped Finds
Herself in the Larch.
Lonrsvixxx, December 17. Vasco Browne,
formerly business manager of the Mayfield
Democrat, recently eloped with 'Miss Novella
Landrum. of that place, and married ner. The
girl had M.O0O in cash. Browne already had a
wife living at Lexington, ot whom Hiss Lan
drum had never heard.
Yesterday the girl returB4'irsa9Bt.Jryma
saying twne had deserted betytattag aU the
"iwwj.- , VS2&i ..,
Ho is Already at Work Meeting- the New
Tactics or the Opposition Still Con
fident of the Ultimate Remit.
ISPXCIAL TBLEGBAM TO THE EI6rATCH.
Coltjmbcs, December 17. The activity
J developed by the opposition to the election
oruoionelBrice' to the United States Ben
ate caused that gentleman to drop into
Columbus to-day to prevent, if possible, the
movement from becoming epidemic. He
is surrounded to-night by a large number
of his backers, and has become somewhat
irritated over the movements of his opponents,
who have lately enlisted some prominent men.
both in Cleveland and Columbus. McBrlce is
quoted in a paper as foUows: "That opposition
which has taken form as announced m the
papers comes from a small minority of the
Cuyahoga Democracy from men who are ex
crescences of the party there, hangers-on at a
reform club and followers of Virgil P. Kline,
Three-fourths of the Democracy are for me,
and I have been assured by leading men ot the
party that they do not look with any favor
upon this vicious attacking of the Chairman of
the National Executive Committee. I have no
fear whatever of it possibly affecting tbe. men
that I must look' to for my election. I realize
that other candidates have their friends, and
that they might naturally combine to attack
me merely because I am the strongest op
ponent. Bat I am not disturbed."
The names of the Columbus Democrats who
took part in the preliminary meeting last night
cannot be learned yet, but it is known such a
meeting was held, ana It is said that among
those present were several prominent party
men, some of whom have a wide reputation
throaghont the State. Tbe preliminaries for
the fight were arranged,and the movement will
soon manifest itself in no uncertain manner.
CONSIDERING A SCALE,
The Knights of Labor Denouace the Prose
cution of Peter Wise.
ISrscxu. tzxxobax to the nisr atoili
Soottdaie, December 17. The Delegate
Convention of district 4, Knights of Labor, for
the purpose of reconsidering the K. of L. scale,
met here to-day. With the exception of a few
minor resolutions the entire day was taken up
with the scale, and it Is still unfinished. Con
trary to expectations the scale wiU not be made
publlo'atthls time. No reason is given for
keeping It secret, except that a majority of the
delegates do not want it made public. It Was
intimated that the scale will be modified some
what from the original draft, though what the
minimum rate will be cannot be ascertained.
The fact that Peter Wise was the only one
arrested on Callahan's second warrant for con
spiracy drew forth the following resolutions:
"Whereas, The thirst for notoriety is increas
ing in our esteemed friend, Edward Callahan,
and bis wrath is being poured out on our
friends and brothers, ex-Master Workman
Peter Wise, John R. Byrne and T. V. Powder
ly, and Peter Wise being tbe only.ono arrested,
therefore, be It resolved, that we as a conven
tion representing 14,000 workingmed tender
him oar moral and financial aid, and further
that .Master Workman Kerfoat .accompany
Brother Wise to Greensburg and render all
aid in his power to secure film a fair and im
The scale will probably be completed at to
morrow's session. It is rumored here to-night
that the H. C. Fries: Coke Company has pur
chased the three coke plants of W. J. Ralney.
Nothing was known of the deal, however, at
the office of the General Superintendent at
AH OLD UNRBC0N8TRUCTIBLE.
He Wanted Jeff Davis for President, and
Recognizes' JCo Colored Totes.
rSTBCUX. TXLXOBXX TO THS DISPATCH.!
Lsoxabbstowk, Md, December 17. The
Hoi Ben G. Harris, of this county, who repre
sented Maryland in Congress in the fifties, is
being congratulated on bis having attained his
E3d birthday. He was a great admirer of Jef
ferson Davis, and will not now admit that
secession was wrong. Five years ago a Balti
more newspaper naked of leading Democrats
their choice tor President of the United States.
Mr. Harris, in reply to one of these questions,
wrote a columnletter. In which he arimed that
.Mr. Davit3rastb.obcst.man for the place. The'
old gentleman is displaying his feelinjra for the
deceased leader by crape on his arm, which he
will wear for SO days.
Mr. Harris is in full possession ot his facul
ties, both mental and physical, except some
little defect in eyesight and hearing. He is
entirely unreconstructed, believing the thir
teenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments,
and all acts made or done in pursuance thereof,
are entirely void, and if on any occasion or in
any position he moets with them, he will think
it his duty to disregard them. This he has
always openly avowed. He does not believe a
negro has the right to vote in Maryland, be
cause the Constitution ol Maryland, which he
is bound by oath to support, denies it to him.
He has never solicited a negro vote, and has al
ways advised them not to exercise a privilege
which has not been properly granted to their
ACCOUNTS THAT DON'T BALANCE.
A Man Charged With a 3700 Forgery
Brings a Connter-Clalm of $100,000.
tsrsciAX.Txr.xonAicTO tbk dibpatch.1
New York, December 17. W. L. Carbln,
Vioe President and manager of the Commer
cial Trading Company, was arrested to-day, at
the Barclay street ferry, and arraigned in tho
general sessions, upon an, indictment for for
gery in issuing, without authority, the com
pany's notes for (700. The complainant was
Frank T. Morrill, a stockholder, who also avers
that Carbln has been connected with other
transactions such as the Indictment charges,
Carbln pleaded not gailty, and in default of
ball was committed to the Tombs, to await
trial. To a reporter he said that the charge
against him was prompted by spite, growing
ont of the fact that bo claimed that the com
pany owed him (100,000.
MALFEASANCE IN OFFICE.
Formal Charges Preferred Against the
Metropolitan Dock Commissioners.
New Yoek, December 17. As a result of the
recent investigation into the methods of the
Dock Department, charges were mado this af
ternoon to the Mayor against two of the three
commissioners of the department Messrs. Post
and Matthews. The commissioners are charged
with culpable negligence, malfeasance and mis
feasance in office, failure to acquaint them
selves with the duties and necessities of the de
partment and a failure to administer its affairs
in the best interests of the city.
THE FAN-AMERICAN DELEGATES
Shako Hands With Archbishop Corrlgan
and Listen to Andrew Carnegie.
New Yoek, December 17. Tbe Fan-American
delegates to-day paid visits to the Normal
College, the Museum of Art tbe Museum of
Natural History and St Patrick's Cathedral.
To-night they attended a grand reception at
the Union League Club; Andrew Carnegie
made a brief speech.
At Bt Patrick's Cathedral the party was
greeted by Archbishop Corrigan, who shook
the hand of each delegate.
LAMAR WILL BE INT1TED
To Make an Oration at a Jefferson Davis
t Memorial Meeting.
Kiciikond, Va., December 17, At a meet
ing of the Chamber' of Commerce committee
to-day the following gentlemen were' appointed
to visit Washington and Invite Associate Jus
tice L. Q, C Lamar to attend the Davis memo
rial mass meeting: Judge George L. Christian,
Hon. J. Taylor JEUerson, General Joseph R.
Anderson, E. G. Leigh, Jr., and Colonel Taze
AS MYSTERIOUS AS EVER.
Clerks nt Work on tho Complicated Ac
counts of tho Missing Dltman,
Philadelphia, December 17, The mys
tery regarding the whereabouts of Joseph G.
Dltman is as deep as ever.. Clerks are hard at
work endeavoring to arrange Dltman's com-
Heated accounts. Tbe counsel will give no
iformation as to the condition of his financial
CANADIAN VESSEL SEIZED,
An American Collector of Costejas Mnkes a
Decisive Ketnllalory Movement.
Gloucester, MAS& December 17. The
British schooner Mary, "which arrived yester
day ffoea Oape Broylea,N. FM with a cargo -of
nh.-.WM Seised te-ou br Collector Prawasf or
.dlecsargmg her cacgewMkMt ajWaH, ju
PITTSBURG, -WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1889.,
DIDN'T TJP 1 HDJT.
flow the Eepnhlicaa Majority in Con
gress Again -Lost a Point,
THE SPEAKERSTIP WASN'T TAKEN,
And the Democrats Did Rot Fall to Grasp
WHAT THE LACE OF EULES MAT MEAN.
Tbe Btatt Fish Oanmlssloa J-Mptellafc-' the Gnern
The Democratio minority In Congress
again demonstrated Its ability yesterday to
gain an advantage at the expense ofthe ma
jority, when the latter was not expecting
anything of the kind. Speaker Reed saw
the opportunity, but his hint was not taken
in time by his party. The Fish Commission
is in session in'Washington.
rrnos a staff connisrosTiiirr.l
WASimrGTOir, December 17. From the
fact that the rules of one Congress die with
it and do not bind the succeeding Congress,
the present House of Representatives, not
having yet adopted any code, is acting
under what is known as general' parlia
mentary law. No one has ever been able to
define what that is, but all parliamentari
ans are aware that the condition of affairs
which it implies is ode in which the Speaker
has almost dictatorial power.
The Committee pn Rules was appointed J
ten days ago, and it was expected that a-
meeting of its members would have been
called long before this for the purpose of
furnishing the House witn a code under
which to act xothidg of the sort has been
done, and no call for a meeting has been
issued. The enforced absence of Mr. Can
non, through the death of his wife yesterday,
will postpone again indefinitely a .meeting
of the committee.
This condition of affairs is causing some
nneasiness among the Democrats, for
Speaker Seed has' already demonstrated his
capacity to take advantage of all the privi
leges ot his position for tne benefit ol his
party. In view of the delay In formulating
new'rules, and of Speaker Reed's ruling in
the election case that was called to tbe atten
tion of the House yesterday, some of the Dem.
ocrats suspect that it IS the purpose of the
majority to dispose of the contested election
cases before the roles are adopted. Under the
present condition of affairs the Speaker nas
.almost absolute power, and could put a stop to
any dilatory action on the part of Democrats to
prevent the unseating of any of their party.
While tbe Republicans may not dare to go to
such lengths as this, they are already discuss
ing a plan which they hope will prove equally
as effective. The custom has been in preced
ing Congresses for the Committee on Elections
to consider ono contested election case, submit
their report thereon to the House, and then
proceed with the consideration of another.
Under this method It has usually taken several
mouths for the House to get through with the
docket of contested elections.
HOT THIE WAS".
The present election committee, however,
proposes to proceed differently. They will re
ceive the evidence in all the cases before report
ing their conclusions, on any one to the House.
Then they will present their reports on each
case almost simultaneously. An imperative
call will be issued to the Republican members
to be present for three weeks at the time these'
reDortsars-to be -taken un and dlscnisad. In
this way tbeyJ&op&se-waTfietotaveaanornH
present during, thoonsidaratlon of all the
Another result of the lack of rules is tho Im
possibility of introducing bills to tbe present
House except by recognition of the Speaker of
a member for that purpose.' Several bills have
found tbctr way in by this means, but the Dem
ocrats Complain that the Speaker has extended
his recognitions for this purpose in a purely
partisan manner. Democrats who have made
themselves very conspicuous in their efforts to
Introduce bills have failed to seenre this recog
nition, while Republicans seem to havo no diffi
This morning -there- was a case of this kind,
and there was something ot a hubbub over the
matter. Finally Mr. Bonk, of Tennessee, of
fered a resolution providing for tbe general in
troduction of bills by States. As there are no
committees in existence to which they could be
referred, the Republicans were divided on the
subject and the Democrats were united
SIONAX FOB A BRUSH.
Mr. Oatcs, of Alabama, moved to refer tho
resolution to thq committee on rules. This was
the signal for the first brush between the par
ties. The motion was pnt and the prolonged
"yea" on the Democratio side seemed to carry
it The speaker said: "The yeas seem to have
it" Then he waited, but no one on the other
side seemed to grasp the situation in time to
demand a division, and he continued his an
nouncement "too yeas have it the resolution
is referred to the committee1
Before the Sneaker had finished this, an
nouncement Mr. Dingley and two or three
others were calling for a division; but having
started, the Speaker would not stop in the mid
dle of his announcement The proposition to
let the bills in was thus defeated. The Speaker
then directed the clerk to read the titles of the
bills he had nermitted to be intrnrtnrarf. l-h
Democrats objected, but the Speaker paid no
attention to their objection.
Mr. Bynum tben rushed to the front forcing
his presence upon tbe eye ot the Speaker, and
demanded the reading of the bills in full. This
aggressive action was followed at once by a
motion to adjourn; made by Mr."McCreary,
which was carried before any one on the Re
publican side had made up his mind to call for
This Illustration of how the minority may
sometimes get an advantage is apt to be re
peated many times before the session closes.
HARRISON KNEW THE MAN.
A Minnesota Senator Msdo Blad'by One of
the President's Appointments.
IPPECIAL TXLEOBAM TO TH SISrATCB.1
Washington, December 17. The appoint
ment of Eugene G. Hay to be District At
torney for Minnesota, which was sent to tbe
Senate to-day, settles, as far as tbe President
is concerned, a contest whiclhas been In prog
ress for some tune, between the two Senators
from that State. Senator Washburn had a
hard fight for election, and bis strongest parti
san In tho Legislature was Eugene .Hay, who
nan been elected at senator Washburn's
suggestion and through his influence. Senator
Washburn laid Hay's name before the Presi
dent for the District Attorneyship. Senator
Davis immediately nominated Halvor Steever
son, a Scandinavian attorney and a good Re
publican, representing to the President tbat
Hay was a carpetbagger, and that it would'
offend tbe people ofthe State to appoint him.
The President however, knew more about
Hay than Senator Davis did. Hay was a mem
ber ot tbe Indiana State Legislature for some
years, and a strong supporter and warm friend
of Mr. Harrison. He had been a resident of
Indiana until three or four years ago. He was
not a member of the President's family, but he
was almost as close to him as some of the rela
tives who have Men remembered In the dis
tribution of political -favors. So the
President turned down Mr. 8toeverson and ap
pointed Mr. Hay. Senator Davis is extremely
angry, and he may carry his opposition to the
nomination into tbe executive session.
- AC0MPR03I1B1NG AGREEMENT.
The Court of Claims to Settle tho Sll
cott Defalcation Kespouslbltltr.
WABHiicGTOir, December I7.-The Special
House Committee investigating the Sllcott
defalcation to-day resumed the consideration
of the legal points involved, and practically
reached an agreement on a measure which, was
regarded as a compromise between the divers
views of tbe members. This measure will pro
vide for the reference of tbe subject to the
Court of Claims, wbich.tribunal is to determine
the responsibility for the defalcation and ad
just tho claims of the members who have lost
money. If it follows -from their findings that
they are entitled to reimbursement by the
Government , . t . i
Another, meeting of tie oeawaiteistoha
held to-Derfee tha for i-ef taanataaattM and
'agree upoa details yctnasoWloa. - -r&dt 3
OPPOSED TO BEEWEE,
.Harrison's SBsreae Coart Appelates Hav-
tsg a Hard Time to be Coa-
flrmed Thf Charges BraBght
Wastgtoh, December 17. The exec
utive session of the Senate this afternoon
lasted more than two hours. The principal
topio of. discussion was the nomination of
Jndge David J. Brewer to be Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court. This was
called up by Senator Ingalls, upon tbe
iarorablq.report ot the Committee on Judi
ciary. Although there was no minority re
port, confirmation of the nomination was
opposed by Senators of both parties, it is
said, who based their objections upon two
Pint HI. decisions In the prohibition cases in
Kansas, which were a fterward reversed by the
Second-That the .statement offsets In Judge
Gresham's review 'of the appointment of re
ceivers of the Wabash system of railroads by
Judge Brewer, whose order In the case Judge
Gresbam. vacated, so far as it affected the roads
within the lta)U or his circuit, Justlry a suspicion
that Jndge Brewer Is tbe friend of corporation
Interests at against thoia of the public; and that
the facts, as stated In Judge -Qresbam's review,
warrant an Investigation.
. The frjendl of Judge Brewer; It is said,
denied that he was in anywise unduly in
fluenced in his action in; tbe Wabash receiver
ship, but adjournment came before the case
was disposed.of. ' It ,is believed, however, that
the nomination will be conflrae1, probably to
morrow. FISH COMMISSION 127 SESSION.
Inspecting; the Government Fisheries and
rrnOH A STATP. COnjlISPONDEHT.l
WAfirrrKOT oh, December 17. The members
of the Pennsylvania Fish Commission con
vened to-day at Biggs Hotel, the full board be
ing present, consisting ot Messrs. Henry C.
Ford, fit Philadelphia; James V. Long, ot
Pittsburg; W. L. Powell, of Hanlsburg; Henry
C. Demnth, of Lancaster; Lewis Streuber, of
Erie, who has ins t succeeded tbe late Commis
sioner. Archie Dickson, of Meadville, and a B.
outweu, or ecranton. The object, in meeting
nereis to inspect the Government fisheries
and tbe Department of Ichthyology of the
Smithsonian Institute. The members of tha
commission were very courteously received by
United States Commissioner McDonald,
who; escorted them about tbe central sta
iou of the Fish Commission and other
points of interest. The commission will to-
morrow visit tne catching grounds and station
at Ft. Washington. Among other business
transacted at the meeting to-day was the ratifi
cation of tbe expenditure of 82,600, appropri
ated by the Pennsylvania Legislature for the
construction of a fish way at Lackawaxen dam
on the Delaware, and which was expended for
that purpose in conjunction with the expendi
ture of a similar sum appropriated by the Leg
islature of. New York.
The commission will remain here two or
three days looking critically into the operations
of the National Commission to seenre all possi
ble information for the promotion of the fish
eries Interests of Pennsylvania. Members of
the commission state- that they are about to be
cm at tbe central station at Erie the 'propaga
tion of 20000,000 of white fish for distribution
in Lake Erie, the ova of which have just been
received at. the Government station at North.
SIGNS OF A COMING ROW.
Democratic Congressmen Want All Contests
lEFSCtAn TXXBOBAM TO TM DISPATCH. 1
Washington, December 17. There aro
growing signs of a political row in tbe House 1
to-morrow, unairman Howell, of the Elec
tions Committee, broached to the members the
subject of sitting daring the holiday recess in
order tor facilitate the disposition of the con
tested election cases. The Democrats promptly
denounced the suggestion, declarlns thev
feould not sit during the reccsa. As tbo.Rev
htUta -signified .-their willingness to. work
during tho'holldavs." Mr. Rowelr said he vnnid
to-morrow offer a resolution authorizing his
committee to sit during the recess, and also
during the session of Congress. The Demo
crats are outspoken In their opposition. They
say they will resort to filibustering against tbe
resolution, if that shall be necessary.
It is not any consideration of working during
the holidays tbat influences the Democrats.
They are determined that the Republicans
shall hot railroad any ot the contestants into
seats. Chairman Howell has said he wanted to
have one or two contested cases ready to report
soon after recess. The Demoorats insist that
every caser shall be handled deliberately and
fairly, and make no secret of their purpose to
adopt any means to prevent the summary un
seating of any of their colleagues.
PITTSBDEG'8 NEW POSTMASTER.
His Appointment Awaiting Dlr. Wanarank
eHs Rotnrn to Washington.
rSFBCIAL TXtXOBAV TO TUB StSrATCn.1
WAsmwoTON. December 17. When Post
master General Wanamaker gets back to his
department to-morrow from the funeral of his
friend, Frank Qowen, in Philadelphia, he will
send up to the White House the names of
about 200 good Republicans for appointment to
Fresldental postofflccs. Among these names
will be tbat of James 8,McKean to be post
master at Pittsburg.
Congressman Dalzell yet claims, as he always
has, tbat this postoffice, being in his district,
belongs to him, and that the Senators have no
right to interfere with tha appointment On
the other band, the Pittsburg Postoffice deliv
ers mall not only through Mr. Dalzell'a dis
trict bnt also m portions of tho districts repre
sented by, Colonel Bayne and Mr. Ray. These
two Congressmen, with a diplomatic eye to the
future, have declined to take any part In the
contest, although they have each said that
Pittsburg, being the next city in the State in
population to Philadelphia, the postoffice there
ought like the postoffice In Philadelphia, tobe
considered a Senatorial appointment
THE NEW EXTRADITION TREATY.
Transmitted Yesterday' to the Senate by
WASHnraTON; Deoember 17. President
Harrison to-day transmitted to the Sen
ate the extradition treaty with En
gland referred to in his annual
message negotiated by Secretary Blaine and
Sir Julian Pauncefote, the British Minister.
By its terms the number of extraditable' of
fenses is largely increased, the most important
aaumon DeingiuacoremDezziemeni; comatll
the treaty be ratified, Canada and the United
States will cease to exchange a class of un
desirable residents, who have hitherto seenred
immunity from punishment
The text of the Samoan treaty, negotiated at'
Berlin last spring, has not yet "been transmitted
to the Senate.
MARRIAGE A FAILURE.
An Old Man's Bride Leaves With a Sorao
wbat Yonnger Admirer.
Lonb Tree, Mo., December IT. Several
months ago Newton Summers, a man aged 63,
married a young girl aged I7- The young girl
was engaged to a young man named Charles
Harland, but ber parents objected to him and
compelled her to marry Summers.
Yesterday morning Summers was found by
some neighbors lying in his. house terribly
beaten and his wife gone. Summers says that
Harland and his wife beat and robbed him and
then left together.
GOVERNOR TOOLE TAKES A HAND.
He Send Ills Message to the Senate and
Helena, Motor., December 17. Governor
Toole thit morning sent his message to the Sen
ate and the Democratic House. The Republi
can House was ignored by tbe Governor. The
Republican House has so far paid ho attention
to the warrant sent the members by the Demo
cratio House, aad it has been determined to
disregard it In toto.
A NEW OIL DISCOTERI.
The Neighborhood or Cblllleothe Excited by
a ProBiIsIng Well.
Chillicothk, p December 17. Oil has
been found on tbe Xrag farm, three mile east
of thkssW.wlutn-Viaa aH hi-' tiftlw aulr.
,xaa JMjwsc en KomUmMs m aw ? (Mr.
- ... .J-. --- B . T-
TVWb a a J n i WSfnSSBVirrK cy
Who Sayed CangkliB, O'Sallivan and
Burke From the Gallows.
ANOTHER MEMBER OF THE JURY
GiTes Judge XoBgenecker a Fall Report of
NO OBJECTION TO ANOTHER TRIAL.
lbs State's Attorney BsllsTts a Stronjer Ytr&iet
Cwild be Secured,
All statements concerning the delibera
tions of the; Cronin jnry agree that Culver
was the man who prevented a hanging-verdict
against at least three of the prisoners.
Thereat gave In to avoid a disagreement.
Attorney Xongenecker is willing that there
shall be a new trial,
tSrXCIAI. TSUCOBAJt TO THS DISPATCH.1
CniCAOOt December 17. John Cnlver,
the juror who held out for the acquittal of
all the prisoners until his safety' was threat
ened, was so ill to-day that he did not leave
his bed. ' The feeling against this juror is so
bitter that it is not likely he will leave his
home for some time to come. An indigna
tion meeting will probably be held on Sat
urday night by the antl-Trlangnlars of the
The work of sweeping the police force of
Olan-na-Gael sympathizers was begun to
day. Detective Stlft and .Patrolman Red
mond IfoDonald, who tried to establish an
alibi for Conghlm, were discharged to-day,
and Policeman and Detective Crowe will be
XOXrOXCTECEZB CONFIE1I3 IT.
State's Attorney Longenecker this even
ing,, after a conference" with one of the
Cronin jury whose name he withheld, told
how the verdict was reached. As surmised,
Jnror John Cnlver. who spent much of his
spare time during tne long evenings reading
the Bible, was the influential factor.
Tbe first incident in this connection occurred
while the trial was in progress the time when
Mrs. Conklin testified. That evening Mr. Cul
ver notified his fellow jurors that he solemnly
believed she had committed perjury. Later
Mrs. Hoertel, he thoueht. Was a liar, and Mar
tinson, tbe expressman, did not really know
Burke, while the Carlsons were plainly telling
To illustrate. as to Expressman Martinson,
Mr. Cnlver told of a mistake made by the wife
ot his partner, who, one day, saw a man riding
in a baggy whom she was sure was Culver,
when in point of fact she was entirely mis
taken. VEST POSITIVE OPINIONS.
Culver, as the trial neared the end. seemed to
see in nearly every witness for the State a vin
dictive enemy or a purchased perjurer. He
plainly hinted that it looked like a conspiracy
on the State's part The matter of having
witnesses under the charge of detectives was
one of the things he thought looked bad. He
wasn't sure Dr. Crpnln ever went to the Carl
son cottage, and when asked, 'How do you ac
count for the bloody trunk," said, "Why, for
all we know, a dog may have been taken away
and he was Impressed with the Idea tbat Dan
Cougblin had a "good" face.
When tbe tbe'time for balloting arrived Cul
ver voted for the acquittal of all the defend
ants. He steadfastly declared tbat Beggspartlo
nlarly he would not send to jail for even a day.
The result was a long struggle and repeated
ballots, ending in the compromise verolct an
nounced. Farmer Pierson nad voted steadily
for the execution ot ill , fla.datjndants. and
mi Ihe lilt tTjlaMu-J"' vvi:-iT
Not until ftaTsSUf-or so before the verdict
reached the public did ha give In' to the en
treaties of his companions. The leading
thought ofthe majority of tbe jurors, other
than Culver and Piersontseemed to bo-to pre
vent a disagreement They apparently be
lieved that a mistrial was what had been aimed
at by the defense.
as- an-Kcrnm scene.
Cougblin. .O'Sallivan and Ennze received
many callers in jail to-day: Mrs. Conghlin
visited her husband and wept bitterly during
tho Interview, which was carried on through
the wire netting. The prisoner, however,
maintained: his wonderful nerve, and when the
little woman-left the jail he became as cheer
ful as ever. Burke had no callers. He sat In
his oell and smoked cigars In apparent content
ment O'SulIlvah was visited by his Sister,
who cried almost continually, Tha ice man is
slowly breaking down, if his conddct is any
criterion, tha verdict has crushed him. He
has the greatest horror of serving a life sen
tence, and it is reported that if a new trial is
S anted he will take the stand and tell who led
m to make the contract with Dr. Cronin.
Little Eunze is still unconsolable. He cried
nearly all day, notwithstanding the efforts of
his sweetheart and his lawyer to cheer him.
One of the strange features of the case is the
vehemence of Beggs and O'Bnllivan in declar
ing that the boy had no hand in tbe murder.
This fact, some of tbe newspapers argue, shows
that the iceman and thesenlor warden certainly
know something about tbe murder. It is not
likely that the prisoners will reach tho peniten
tiary for a year to come, even if tbe Supreme
Court shonld refuse to grant a new trial.
State's Attorney Longenecker, and his as
sociates, will not, it is said, oppose any attempt
to reopen tbe case, as they think another jury,
if it could be found in tbe county, would return
a more satisfactory verdict to the State.
Yesterday's Proceedings In the State Board
Westing at tbe Capital.
SPECIAL TELinHASt TO TBI DISPATCH. 1
Habeisbtjbo, December 17. The Board of
Pardons to-day refused a pardon recommenda
tion to Christian Burkhart, convicted of murder
In the second degree In Allegheny county and
sentenced to tha penitentiary for ten years.
Simdiar action was taken in the following
cases: Oscar Ecister, selling liquor without
license in untietcounty ana sentenced to tne
Allegheny County Workhouse fornlnemonths;
Abram Buzzard, tbe notorious outlaw of Lan
caster; Jacob M. Butt ot Lancaster, sentenced
to four years and nine months for forgery.
Tbe pardon of W. A, Swiers, of Jefferson
county, sentenced to the penitentiary for five
years and three months on February 11, 1888,
was recommended, as were those of Peter
Augstadt larceny, Berks county, and Charles
Gibson; Lancaster, breaking jalh
A FRAUDULENT ASSIGNMENT.
The Creditors of a Broken Bank Receive
Some Important News.
ISriCIAL TELEOBAK TO THS StSTATCa.
EuaBA, N. Y., December 17. The attorneys
ot John R, 4 Robert M, FurteU, grocers, of
this city, wero to-day notified by Referee Ed
wards, of Binghamton, tbat he had decided the
assignment of Frank G. Hall fraudulent and
illegal, and that the assignment should be set
aside, previous to July 19, 1U, Hall conducted
a bank In this city, On tbat day the doors of
the bank were slammed in the faces of the de
positors, and a placard hung out announcing
that Hall was unable to meet his obligations.
A panic ensued, which was intensified when
it was found that Hall had transferred about
5100,000 ot property to his uncle, S. 8. Hamlin.
The enraged creditors and depositors soon at
tached all his property, and on August L 1884,
F. G. Hall assigned to 8. G. Taber, of this city.
' CORRUPTION IN UTAH.
A Large Number ef Arrests Caae& by a
Graad Jary Investigation.
Salt Lake. Utah, December 17, The re
cent Investigation ot the grand jnry into the
alleged frauds in the dlshnnteg of funds and
the making of contracts by the city and county
officials Is resulting in a large number of
arrests. Mayor Armstrong was arrested last
night; there being nine indictments against
him, charging intent to defraud tbe city and
To-day Charles A Smith. Bishop Georgo
Rannoy, Jesse W. Fox, County Surveyor John
O. Cutter, County Clerk Alonzo Young, Joshua
MIdgely, sStephen R. Marks aad W. W. Will
iams were also arrested a 1 dittos sats of the
same oatars. aii-- taM; Mwt tho
Unite States ComatatMoaer aad aave beads ja
a.aa ah fli iiini "-- --- - -
Z--"Z1i.T. " ,---t.t
;the lrajEm scAEMURELAND IS A MWK
Evorysedr With a Cold Bellevsa
Ho Has the Blsease lie Inv'ea
ligation Blade by "the
Board of Health.
New Yobk, December 17. Sanitary In
spector Guiteras, who Investigated the re
port that Russian influenza had arrived in
town, reported to4ay to Dr. Edwn, of the
Hoard of Health.' The matter was brought
to the attention or the board by
Dr. Carl Lellman, who notified it that 7 out
of the 13 members of tbe family of Albert
Klamroth were suffering from what he be
lieved to be Russian influenza. In his
report the inspector says: "The .ages
of those attacked range from 60 years to
4 years, all but two little children being over 21
years. No caose of tbe attack: was apparent;
none of tbe family have recently arrived from
Europe or associated or been thrown in con
tact with recent arrivals or anyone suffering
from the disease. Certain ones rocently re
ceived letters from Europe.
The young lady who was the first one at
tacked received a letter from Berlin the day
before tho attack came on. Tbe first case
occurred December II, the second on
the following day, and .the third on
the 13tb. The fourth and fifth cases
occurred on December 14, and tho sixth and
Seventh on the'15tb. The first symptoms were
sudden faintness, chin and marked prostration.
Then succeeded headache, followed by acuta
corja, pharyngitis and slight laryngitis,
winding np with bronchitis. Examination
showed the patients to be as about as
sick as persona with a bad cold. The duration
of tbe attack. was two days and npward. two of
the family having resumed work while the first
one attacked Is yet confined to tho house. The
patients state that catarrhal symptoms are
nothing In comparison with the great feeling of
- Dr. Edson- said he had no donbt'Dr.'Leilman
was correct In his diagnosis, and that it is tbe
real Russian influenza. He thinks there is no
occasion for interference on the part of
the Board of Health. The .Klamroth
family win not be quarantined. The
Health Board is not yet convinced that the
real disease is here. Kearly everybody with a
cold is reporting a easel
AN OYSTER WAR AT AN END.
The State of Virginia Placed on theSldoof
nrpBCIAZ, TXXXaBAM TO THS DraPATCTI.1
RicimoitD, Va, December IT. The Hog
Island oyster war has come to a summary end.
Much blood has been shed and a great amount
of bad feeling engendered. The State of, Vir
ginia is- in the novel position, this time, of
siding With tbe pirates, against whom she has
been waging war. The pirates have owned
that they were wrong in working in other
waters of the Commonwealth, bnt have insisted
that they would yield up their lives before
they would give np fishing In the Hog Island
oyster grounds. They have contended that
Virginia has no more right to forbid them fish
ing there than to forbid their existence. The
Virginia. gunboat Chesapeake was kept on tho
lookout all the time, for the dredgers swore
they were imposed upon and would not submit.
The Investigation reveals that Mr. Lawis
leased from the State the oyster flats for which
he paid the State 25 cents an acre, and for
Which he received tlOO an acre. He has been
making $30,000 a year from the Hog Island
flats, and would have made more if piracy had
been entirely suppressed. The Legislature has
Sromptly passed a bill annulling the lease and
eclanng the Hog Island territory open water.
It was shown that the State had no right to
lease the territory, as it did not belong to it.
This is a striking evidence of tbe ease with
which a law can be passed when no one Is
around to explain it
GREAT FDTDRE FOR COKE
And the Workers Will Profit as Well ma
Master Workman L B. Roe, of N. D. A. 135,
previous to leaving for the Indianapolis Con
vention on Monday night outlined the position
which the cokers would take with regard to
the scale of wages for next year. An attempt
.wlUbfijnadatotbring into effect a scale of
wages based on tbe market pries of the pro-.
auct-in other woras, a sliding scale, xnu plan,
it is claimed, will be found mutually advan
tageous to operators and workers, since it will
equalize the cost of the product to tbe former
and yield the latter a more equable return
for their labor- A prominent operator seen
yesterday said that he could find no objection
to the sliding scale, and observed that he had
little doubt but that It would be brought Into
"The prospects of the coke trade." continued
this gentleman, "were never so promising, and
on a slldlngscale of wages the condition of tha
cokers will be materially improved. Next
year's trade will be a heavy one, and should
Congress pass a measure Increasing the tariff
on tluplate so as to admit of American manu
facturers competing with their foreign rivals,
tho development of tho coke trade would be
enormous, duo to the number of mills which
would spring into being to supply the demand
for sheets. 1 hare not any doubt that we shall
have S3 coke by the end of the year."
HAMMOND IN SEATTLE.
He Says He Left England for the Benefit of
Seattle, Was n., December 17. a R. Ham
mond, whose flight from England after the ex
plosion of the London scandal, caused
so much comment, has been located
here. He was found In a room with a-thick-set
French woman and two boys, and was
very indignant at bis identification. He denied
any direct connection with the scandal,
but said he knew all there was In it
Tbe woman, who joined him here, said ha had.
married about 13 years ago, aud one of the
boys, the younger, was theirs. They are re
puted to have a quantity ot diamonds with
In London, he said, they kept a lodging
house for bachelors who bad latcb keys and
did as they pleased in their rooms. He left En
gland for his health, he says.
AND WITH SO SMALL A SWAG !
A Brooklyn Cashlor Missed, With Only n
rSFZCIAX. TXXIORAlf TO THX DISPATCH.!
Brooklyn, December 17. Henry L. O'Brien,
a young man very well and favorably known In
'Brooklyn, Is supposed to have fled with some
boodle 32,000. He is Assistant Cashier in the
Arrears Department under Register McGnlre,
his personal friend, with a salary of S1.UC0.
Aoont a month ago, being hard pushed for
monoy to maze good, as it Is supposed, some
heavy losses at tbe winter race tracks, of
which he was a steady patron, he raised $2,000,
less tbe amount of discount, on a note bearing
the forged names of Senator Eugene F. O'Con
nor and bis own mother.
CORRIGAN GOING TO ROME.
The Archbishop of New York Calls for
Annual Reports From Cbnrehes.
IBPICXU, TXLXOBAX TO TBI DISPATCH.!
New Yoke, December 17. The first session
of a conference of tbe Catholic Clergy of the
Archdiocese of New York was held here to-day
at St Michael's Church In West Thirty-first
street Archbishop Corrigan presided and in
structed the pastors to send him their annual
reports before January 10. One of tbe priests
told a reporter of The Dispatch that Arch
bishop Corrigan gave this order because he will
leave this city on JanuVy lb for Borne.
JUST TICKED FROM THE WIRE.
Four hundred and ninety-one immigrants
arrived ia New York yesterday from Ham
burg. The police of Baltimore have ordered Wm
L. Crosley, a dealer in "green goods," to leave
THE death of Henry D. Harkey, President
of the Merchants' Shot Tower Company, is an
nounced from Baltimore.
AT Boston yestjrday Horace H. Stevens
was elected President and Leonard Lewissohn
Vice President of the Santa Fe Mining Com
pany. The saw steamer Russia, of the Hsmbnrg
Ameriaaa line, arrived at New York yesterday
on her maiden trip. She left Hamburg on the
At the city election in Merlden, ContL, yes
terday the Republicans were victorious, for the
first time in three years, electing their Mayor
and 21 oat of 30 Councilmen.
Miss Grace Phbdit, an English actress,
eMfMtBat Edward T Henley, who recently
married MM Mary Hassaton. aad k sow la
CaWlecHia, is bar hjnhand . aad she yesterday
aaaMsd at a New .Yark a sUae aosgs leg a war-
'raatisrWsaMsei.i,' - .'
d HnstTery Soon be Permittedto
Manage Her Own Affairs,
r.T. nTrrr.TKfff.Q utr pnr.inv. .
&:. .i . .j;3
UU VUiUilVU A1AM IVJMVli: id
t?for English Interference arti
uuusu una iikaeu.
ANOTHER ATTEMPT TO KILL THE CZACi
lis Accounts cf the Idle Syndic of Boms Are Ab
In a speech at Nottingham yesterday, Mr. '.""' ?
Parnell defined the future hopes and plana
of the home rule organization- He de
clared that Ireland could never be ruled by
a mixture of coercion and constitutionalism,
and that all measnres for the benefit of tha
country mnst be carried ont by the Irish
themselves. Parnell will visit Gladstone
Lokdon, December 17. Mr. Parnell was
at Nottingham to-day. There was a great
crowd at the railway station when he ar
rived, and he was greeted with - mingled
groans and cheers. The Irish leader ad
dressed a large meeting this afternoon. Ho
declared that there had never been a move
ment of such magnitude to the country,
which was so comparatively he& from crinia
as the Land League movement The object
of the home rule movement he said was to
regenerate Ireland, especially with regard to
her indnstrial condition.
Continuing, Mr. Parnell said that manu
factures might be developed to such an ex
tent as to take the strain off the land and
enable the people to look to other means
than farming for gaining a living, bnt the
idea' was not tenable that Ireland could be
govemed by England's promoting her in
dustries. NOT ENGLAND'S WOEK.
Irishmen themselves mnst promote Irish
industries by building harbors, clearing out
the channels of rivers, and reclaiming waste
lands not at the expense of tbe English ex
chequer but of the Irish exchequer, or, best
of all, through the efforts of local and Indi
vidual enterprise and with private capital. Mr.'
Balfour's plan of making railways through im
poverished districts was a vain expenditure of
Home rule aimed at national regeneration,
and this Implied the regeneration of industries
and the industrial and commercial spirit of tha
people. If home rule were granted. It would
not discourage the rich people of England from,
promotlcg industrial developments, but tho
money would be judiciously and advantage
ouslv emDloved instead of beinc? wasted, as
now; to maintain in power a Government of
fraud and trickery.
Expenditure of that sort would enable Ire
land to get and keep her head above water, and,
so exercise and develop the qualities of her
people that she would be no longer an exhibi
tion of wonder and scorn of the nations of tho
XHE GBEAT XSIAL.
Briefly referring to the Parnell Commission,
the speaker said that he believed the judges '
report would not discredit the National move- '
Mr. Parnell devoted the speech be made to
night to the tenants' league. Ha said this was
by far the greatest and most powerful peace
able movement ever organized In Ireland or
any other country. Although Ireland was tran
quil, she was not appeased. She did not sub
mit On tha contrary the people's dislike of
tho Government was tenfold mors intense tor',
the 'experiences of three 'years of coercion."
Bat the country. -thongh-H did: not yield, was
tranquil because -of the faith it nadintba
assurances of Mr. Gladstone tbat a triumphant
liberal party would soon give it its legitlmato
Mr.Parnell would not say that It would ba Im
possible to govern Ireland by mera coercion,1
but Balfour's mixture of coercion and consti
tutionalism would never succeed. Mr. Balfour
had made several mistakes; among these was
that bo had neglected to provide for arrears of
rent and for the restitution of evicted tenants.
A DAY OF EETBIETJZION,
This had led to tbe formation ot a new
agrarian movement, which would sweep Bal
four and bis props away as chaff Is swept be
fore the whirlwind. If the Government had,
nothing to be ashamed ot in connection with'
tbe Timet doubtless it would gratify curiosity
bv making known the truth about that matter:
The country wanted to know how far the Gov
ernment bad gone in a course so mean and so
thoroughly contrary to the English spirit as to
attack men from ambush and by the use of
such disreputable instruments.
He knew tho letters were forgeries, but ha
would rather have died than have accepted tha
vindication the Government offered him. Tha
Parnell Commission, instead of trying tbe per
sonal Indictment bad tried the Irish nation
and the movements of the Irish party.
Mr. Parnell upon the conclusion of bis en
gagements at Nottingham, will visit Mr. Glad
stone at Ha warden.
A QUESTION OF LANGUAGE.
The Municipal Authorities of Riga Blast Use"
the Rassian Tongae.
TITOS T)n?fmhi17 Thn TnnntrlYVil antfuwt-
tips AC theip nnntini- tvjI&T enndnctad thA nrtw ?M
repriln lln th RnMlfln tsnmtiin 1ntad nfb :
the German, in accordance with the utasora-' "
cently Issued by the Czar. This was the first '
time the Russian language was used, at tha'
meeting oi tne uouncn.
Mayor Oettingen and Councilors HIllnler.
Hausemann and Tiemer withdrew from tha
meeting owing to tho enforcement of the user
of tbe Russian language, and the Municipal
Secretary resigned for the same cause.
HO SHOW FOR B0ULANGER.
The French Chamber of Deputies Refuses'
to Grant Him Amnesty.
Paris. December 17. Tbe Chamber of Depu
ties to-day, by a vote of S01 to 198, nullified tha-.
election ot too xKiujaneut, .u. xaur. .rao was,
elected for Neuilly by a majority of 2.C00 over
the Republican candidate. Tha Chamber also
voted, by 338 to 61, against tha proposition to
give emergency to a motion declaring am
nesty for Boulanger and bis condemnedasso-
It also voted, br 190 to 155. against giTinsf
amnesty to strikers who had been guilty oi '.;
violation oi law.
TO ASSASSINATE A KING.
lUBjiiunarcn 01 barrAUiu DuoisamiaciS'W
Who Feel Tbat War. ., 2
London, December 17. Advices from!
Shanghai are to the effeot that several high'
officials are Implicated in a futile attempt .to I
assassinate the Kinir of Corea. who Is reportad
as desiring to abdicate In favor of Prince Mia-,-
Yong-Gylk, and bare been exiled to Honcl
ANOTHER PLOT DISCOVERED.
The Life of tha Czar Again Menaced by thai
. ""- .. jr
.Berlin, Aiecemosr ii.-i.ae truer meuvngi
Ot Bremen says that another plot against tho
Czar has been discovered, and that anumoerl
ot military officers ot St Petersburg have' hoenj
arrested on tne cnarge ox oeing concerned in ret
ON THE AMERICAN PLAN.
The Syndic of Rome 9400,000 Short la Hkii
Rome, December 17. It is reported tkatjajl
deficiency of (400,000 was incurred by tbe ad
ministration of tha lata Syndic of Rose, Dak
THE NEW DEMOCRATIC MASCOTS
Will be tho Guests of Honor at a NswT
New Yobk, December 17. The Business!
Men's Democratic Association of New York!
'will celebrate the anniversary ot the' Battle of g
New Orleans on January 8, by a banquet at thev
Hoffman House. The guests will ba the nawlvl
eiectsa .ueraocraao uovernors ox ususvwwtvl
'Virginia, New. Jersey and Moatoaa. xmmm
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