Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, December 09, 1892, Image 1

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By Cleveland, and Mills and
Gorman Are Now Quoted
as Saying That
The Keit Congress Hay Beam a Little
Earlier Than Usual, Though.
Tint Definite Statement on the Much
Vexed Subject A Joint Committee of
Benate and House to Frame a Tariff
Bill During the Summer The Political
"Season for Such a Reference Re
publicans Could Block Tariff Legisla
Uon, Any Way, if They Wanted To
Seed's Rules May Have to Be Adopted
to Allow the House to Have Its Way,
"Washetoton, Dec. 8. The fint definite
authority for the statement that no extra
session of the next Congress trill be called
before next September or October was ob
tained to-day by The Dispatch corre
spondent from a leading Democratic mem
ber of tbe Home. This statement was con
firmed by Senators Hills and Gorman.
The Democratic leaders in both branches
of Congress hare been in a great deal of
doubt as to their policy because of tbe si
lence of their Delphio oracle, Mr. Cleve
land. The oracle bat at last spoken. After
reading the reoorts as to tbe condition of
the Treasury the President-elect has de
elded that the question of the constrnction
of the sew tarifl bill can be best referred
to a committee jointly composed of mem
bers of tbe Senate and the Honse who will
be members of tbe next Congress. This
Joint committee will be appointed under
authority of a special resolution and will
begin its work of framing new tariff sched
ules soon after tbe end of the Congress'on
March 4. The members of the joint com
mittee from the House have not yet been
selected. The Senatorial members hare al
resdy been decided npon with the approval
of Mr. Cleveland.
The rive Senatorial Tariff Tinkers.
The five Senators who will help to frame
the next tariff bill are Messrs. Carlisle, of
Kentucky; Mills, of Texas; Vest, of Mis
souri; Gorman, of Maryland, and McPher-.
son, of New Jersey. These names are in
teresting, became they fail to disclose any
definite policy's to tbe tariff by the Demo
cratic managers. The names of Mr. Car
lisle and of Mr. Mills will be recognized as
those of extreme free traders. Mr. Gorman -and
Mr. McPherson will be recognized as
protectionist Democrats, while Mr. Vest
hangs like 2ahomet's coffin, suspended be
tween tbe two theories.
The positive announcement that there
will be no immediate extra session of Con
gress, while made upon' the highest
authority, is of course subject to conditions
which may or may not develop during the
next three months. For instance, some of
the more radical Democrats are scheming,
with the assistance of the Third party men,
to force an extra session by killing one of
the great appropriation bills, as has already
been explained iu these dispatches, by
means of an obnoxious legislative rider.
Free Trade Howls to Be lessened.
But the true political reason lor referring
the tariff question to a joint committee,
with authority to sit during the coming
summer, is to allow time to lessen the howl
of the tree traders for an immediate and
radical revision of the tariff; and to thwart
the ambition of Speaker Crisp and of the
men behind blm, such as Senators Hill,
Brice and Gorman, again to organize the
House in their own interest
Curiously enough, ex-Secretary "Whitney
is regarded as involved in this anti-Cleveland
cabal. This may be In error, but it is
a fact that many Democratic members of
Congress are just now angrily asking
whether Mr. Cleveland or Mr. Whitney
has been elected to the Presidency. In
fact the leading Democrats in Washington
are quarreling between themselves, in part,
because of Mr. Cleveland's obstinate si
lence. Republicans Slay Be Blockaders.
One feature of the possibilities of future
tariff legislation does not seem to have oc
curred to the public mincl generally; or, if
it has, it has had little discussion. It is a
substantial fact that no tariff legislation
can be enacted by the Democratic Fifty
third Congress without the assistance of the
This may seem to be a statement some
what strained, but it is literally true. If
the next House of Representatives be gov
erned by the rules of this, or by any other
rules which will allow of obstruction, a
handful of Republicans can prevent the
passage of a tariff bill in that body, or they
can prevent the passage of any clause or
section of sneh bill Kothing short of the
rules by which the Fifty-first, or fReed
Congress," was governed will enable the
Democrats to have a sure thing of con
trolling tbe Honse at all times, and of en
acting the legislation which they have been
burning with a feverish anxiety to thrust
upon the country for long years.
Tbe Senate Not Given to Stoltlncatlon.
Granting that the'Democrats will stultify
'themselvef by adopting the rules of the
famous "Reed Congress" for the govern
ment of the Fifty-third Congress, and that
under these rules tbey will put through at
any speed they may desire tbe reforms
which they have been perfecting, there still
remains tbe Senate, bnried under a mount
ain of fungus-covered precedent, to stand
in the way. So long as the present usages
of the Senate endure no bill can pass with
out the consent of tbe minority. Any bill
can be talked to death in that body.
There Is in all the paraphernalia of that
august convention ot statesmen no such
simple article as a bridle for the tongue.
When the McKinley tariff bill and he
force bill were on the carpet simultaneously
the debate dragged along toward tbe end of
the session, and no one could foresee other
result than the failure of both measures.
Tbe Committee on Boles met day after day
and wrestled mightily with the precedent
of that Senatorial courtesy whioh permitted
any and all Senators to talk as long" as they I
pleased on any and all subjects, aw, whisk J
effectually prevented a vote on any bill or
resolution except by general consent, and
they failed to find an avenue ot relief. It
was only by friendly arrangement between
Democrats and Republicans, by which the
lores bill was postponed to its funeral In
tbe following juecemper, mat me auwu
ley bill was saved.
No Change of Customs Anticipated.
It may therefore be a matter of reasona
ble doubt whether the Senate will change
its customs that this prohibitive oratorical
obstruction may be ruled out cf order, no
matter what action the House mav take in
legard to its own case. The question tnen
arises whether the Republicans will have
anv disposition to obstruct. Just wherein
their duty lies in this novel condition of
things Is a problem they have not yet
solved, tnongh it is being seriously labored
with. In case some provision of the Demo
cratic bill should seem to them absolutely
certain to rnin and lay waste any industry
of the country, they may find It impossible
to resist the conviction that it is impera
tive with them to come to the rescue.
The Democrats will be dominated from
the Southern section, which does not com
prehend the conditions nor the necessities
of the North. A great majority of the
members from the South are bucolic law
yers who know nothing from contact or ex
perience of the great indnstrial develop
ment or tbe North. Tbe whole idea of the
economy ot Government is a theory, and a
theory moreover that has been warped by
sectional prejudice.
Extent of Fower to Be Learned.
Too what length theories will carry them,
now that they have the upper band in the
legislative and executive departments of
the Government, no one can tell, and the
course of the Republicans upon tne ques
tion of obstruction will be guided by events
as they take place. They know well the
power in their hands, bnt they are not dis
posed to use it except in cases of extreme
necessity. Should, disaster come of the
rule of the Democrats, they desire above
all things to avoid the accusation that they
obstructed the Democratic will in some im
portant passage of its progress. Their
oourse, so far as they are able to mark it
out at this time, is to permit the Demo
crats to have the utmost freedom of action,
aod to oppose only by argument that will
jnstify the policv of the Republicans if the
dar of evil should come.
K Of course, as has been said, the Demo
crats have the power to enact rules that
will prevent any and fll obstruction, but it
is doubtful if even the Committee on Rules
of the House can be brought to adopt rules
similar to those of tbe Fifty-first Congress,
for the enforcement of which they insulted
and almost assaulted Speaker Reed, but
which have been justified a thousand times
since the beginning of this Congress. No
Democrat can be found at this time who
denounces the "Reed rules." But even if
the House take this stultifying and humili
ating step, it is very doubt'ful if the Senate
will consent to rub the least fiber of its col
lossal growth of moss from its back.
Another Deep-Water Convention.
A deep water convention such as that
which was held at Detroit, something more
than a year ago, will assemble in this city
soon, though the date has not been fixed.
The meeting will certainly be held before
the close of Congress. It is said'tbat Con-
fress will take more interest in this matter
encefortb, than it ever has before, on ac
count of the encroachments of Canada ou
tbe commerce of tbe United States by rail.
on account of the better understanding. of
the necessities of the enormous commerce
of the Great Lakes, and of the immense ad
vantages of an outlet to the ocean on
Yankee soil, both in tbe interest of com
merce and in case of war with Great
Britain. This convention will impress Con
gress as it has never been impressed before
with the value of this great project.
To Shapo the Policy of the Honse at the
Present Session.-
Washington, Deo. a Speaker Crisp,
Representative McMillin and Representa
tive Catchings, who, as members of the
Rules Committee, are rather looked to to
shape the policy of the House, held a con
ference of some length to-day, for the pur
pose of considering the plan and scope of
an inquiry into the condition of the Treas
ury. This inquiry is really designed for the
f impose ot furnishlnginformation necessary
n the revision of the tariff on a revenue
basis to which the Democratic- party is
pledged, and to some extent, also, fof the
purpose of gaining information as to where
reforms can be made In the interest of
eoonomy in the administration of the gov
Congress Taught a Peculiar Lesson by the
Tall Texas Kicker.
Washington, Dec. 8. Mr. Kilgore, of
Texas, to-day brought to the attention of
the House a rule which few of the members
knew to be in existence. It provides that
unfinished business coming over from the
first session of the House-cannot be con
sidered at the second session until after the
expiration of six days. Mr. Kilgore's in
vocation ot the rule postponed action on a
bill extending the provisions of an act for
the muster and pay of officers and men in
the volunteer forces. Representative
Catchings introduced a resolution provid
ing for an amendment to extricate the
House from such a dilemma as it found
itself in to-day.
Its Chances for Consideration by This Con
gress Are Brighter.
"Washington, Dec a The Torray
bankruptcy bill came up to-day in the
House Judiciary Committee, on a motion
of Its friends to ask the Honse to make it a
continuing order from Tuesday, the 13th
instant, until it is disposed of. "Chairman
Culberson, who is opposed to tbe bill, and
others ot its opponents favored the motion,
which was carried with only one or two
dissenting votes. ,
Subsequently Mr. Oates introduced in
the House a- resolution in accordance with
the action of the committee. The chances
for the consideration of this voluminous
bill during this session are now bright.
Skinner for Pension Commissioner.
"WASHlNOTODea a Special Penn
sylvania will probablv bare a candidate for
the Commissionership of Pensions in Cap
tain George W. Skinner, of Fulton county.
He has been a firm State administration
man, and will have the support of Mr. Har
rity. He is also a friend of Mr. Cleveland.
Those backing Captain Skinner say that
either the Commissionership xf Pensions or
an assistant secretaryship will be given
A Hove for Cheaper Postage.
Washington, Dec a Representative
Caldwell, of Ohio, is the author of a bill
introduced In the House to-day, to reduce
postage on first-class mail matter, except
postal cards, to 1 cent per half ounce.
Bennett Out fos. Dana.
NzTT YOBK, Dec a The -Herald Is out in
a long editorial supporting Charles A. Dana
for United States Senator in preference to
Edward Murphy, whom it bitterly opposes.
BOOK and boarding-house keepers, why
have vacancies? A lew small ads In the
cent-a-wora columns at TUX DISPATCH
wit! send yea tenants. , ,
A Personal Friend Who Was
Dnck Shooting With the
Philadelphia Republican Paper
Voices It Editorially, and
That Becomes Larger as It Is Talked Oyer
by loliticians.
Washington, Dec a Evidences are
coming to tbe surface here every day that
Mr. Cleveland will not be fully established
in the White House before he will find him
self in a war of extermination with not only
his party principles, but individual mem
bers of his party who have contributed
tiost to Democratic success.
Mr. Cleveland has unquestionably ar
rived at the firm belief that his recent nom
ination, made against the protests of the
leaders of his party, and his election, which
was the result of machinations Involving
all the side parties and Issues in existence,
were inevitable results, and he'does not in
tend to be under the least obligation to
either individual members of his party or
the party as an organization. Iu fact, he is
just now breaking the intelligence to the
body of the Democratic party that he, like
Louis XIV., who said he was the state, is
the Democratic party and greater than the
voters who compose it.
. Cleveland's Views in an Editorial.
The latest evidences of Mr. Cleveland's
conclusion to recognize no party promise,
and to consult only his own ideas in running
tbe Federal Government during the next
four years, attracted the attention of public
men in both political parties at the Capitol
to-day, in the form of an editorial in yester
day's Philadelphia Ledger upon the subject
of President Harrison's message to Con
gress. The article was written by L. Clark
Davis, the editor of the Ledger, who re
cently spent some days with the President
elect, gunning lor duck on the lower Chesa
peake Bay. The editorial Is beyond the
ieast doubt an inspiration from Mr. Cleve
land, and is said to express his own views of
President Harrison's message and his own
intentions regarding tbe policy which will
begin at the executive mansion on the 4th
of next March.
The inspired editorial In the Ledger, in a
word, repudiates the platform adopted by
the Democratic party at Chicago last June,
and announces a determination upon the
part of Mr. Cleveland not to "reform the
tariff" upon the lines promised by the
party during the recent campaign. It also,
in a word, announces that Mr. Cleveland,
and not the party to which he is supposed
to belong, is to be President
Washington Torn Wide Open.
The statements promulgated by Mr.
Cleveland through his personal, friend
caused great surprise in some quarters to
day and were the topio of much comment.
In referring to President Harrison's
statement 'that we must assume, as
a consequence of the recent election,
that "no duty is to be higher, because the
increase will keep open an American mill
or keep up the wages of an American
workmen," the mouthpiece of Mr. Cleve
land says that "this assumption is not in
harmony with the most solemnly reoorded
declarations of the successful candidate for
President, who has, upon every occasion
which be has spoken of tariff revision,
stated, in the most emphatic language, that
such revision must be made only in such
manner as to not interfere with the pros-,
perity ot any domestic industry, that any
change made in the present tariff must be
made at every step regardful of the labor
and capital involved."
Democratio Senators, litre Mr. Carlisle,
and members of the House like Chairman
Springer, of the Committee on Ways and
Means, were simply amazed at this state
ment, and other Democrats could not see
where a "tariff-for-revenue-only" policy
could be begun or how it was possible in
the light of this announcement from the
Another of the Paralysers.
Tbe sentence which followed the above,
as a part of Mr. Cleveland's policy, was a
paralyzer, almost, to Democratio leaders in
the two Houses of Congress: "This, it is
true, is not the doctrine of the platform con
structed by the national convention."
This was, by every one whose attention
was called to it, interpreted to be a direct
repudiation of the Chicago platform from
beginning to end. Then follows this
further announcement from the mouth
piece of the President-elect, and
it is of equal importance: "A
careful reading ot Mr. Cleveland's letter of
acceptance will show the extraordinary fact
that neither the word 'platform' nor 'in
dorse' is found in it That these omissions
were accidental will not be believed by
those Who know Mr. Cleveland's chancer.
The Chicago tariff plank was made by his
enemies for tbe purpose of defeating him,
and Mr. Cleveland courageously substituted
for It one which a vast majority of his
countrymen approved at the polls." This
is interpreted by Senators Gorman. Hill,
Yoorhees, Vest and other prominent Demo
crats to be a direct stab at tbem, and an in
sult to the representatives of tbe party who
constructed the Chicago platform.
The Policy of the President-Elect. .
The inspired editorial goes on to ridicule
the anticipation bv President Harrison that
Mr. Cleveland will attempt to make good
the promises of his party, and to prediot
"great tariff changes," which it says are
impossible. It assures the public that the
Executive-elect "has made no such threats,"
and that It will be bis policy to maintain
present conditions, so far as possible, when
they conserve commercial interests.
These statements, it appears, were not
news to some of the leading Democratio
Senators. THE DISPATCH correspondent
was told to-day, under an Injunction that
the name ol the informant should not be
disclosed, and by one of the widest-known
"and molt popular Democratio Senators in
the West a gentleman whose name would
have been presented for the Presidental
nomination had he not in advance of the
convention declined the nomination that
a line of polioy, in view of the announced
intentions of Mr. Cleveland, bad "been
agreed upon, and some ol the strongest men
ot his party in the Senate from this time
forward would be found opposing every po
litical step the new President would take,
as his supremaoy was now regarded as in
imical to the interests of the Democratio
The bill introduced by Senator Hill yes
terday to repeal the Sherman act, requiring
tbe monthly purchase of 4,500,000 ounces ol
silver bullion, was, he stated, the first move
to be taken bv vnumber of such Senators as
Morgan, Vest, Hill, Gorman and Brice, to
checkmate Mr, Cleveland; that he would
be opposed from the outset of his adminis
tration in all of bis political poliolesty
The new development of Cleveland af
fairs promises sensations uatold.
Major Stlckney Holds an Animated Con
ference With Blve,r Operators The
' Logstown Causing the Trouble A Be
port on the Ohio Dams.
Major Stickney held -fl conference with a
committee of river operators yesterday.
The burden of tbe discussion was the Logs
town dike about which there has been so
much controversy "between Major Stickney
nd the Coal Exchange. The conference
was animated, but both sides were disposed
to maintain their respective positions to
tbe end.
The Associated Press sent the following
from Washington last night: The Secretary
of War to-day sent to Congress the report
of Major Stickney, of the engineer corps,
upon his preliminary examination for the
location of the necessarv movable locks
and dams in the Ohio river, between Davis
Island dam and tbe dam near the mouth of
the Beaver river, in Pennsylvania. The
report says that before tbe construction of
these costly dams is begun a careful survey
should be made to determine the best loca-'
tions for them.
It is pretty definitely settled, the report
says, that four additional locks and dams
will be required to complete the system of
improvement from Pittsburg to the lock
below Beaver river, a distance of 30 miles.
The dams are movable, in order that thev
may be thrown down jind leave an unim
peded channel for the quick passage of the
large fleets of coalboats. That this part of
the river is worthy of improvement, the
report says, does not admit' ot doubt, in
view of the large coal and manufacturing
interests involved. Two thousand eight
hundred dollars is asked for tbe necessary
The Prosecntlon In the Heresy Trial Fin
ishes Its Argument An Adjournment Is
Taken Till Tuesday Colonel McCook's
Statement of the Question.
New Yobk, Dec. a Owing to the fact
that the regular monthly meeting ot the
New York Presbytery is to be held Mon
day, it was decided to begin next week's
session of the ecclesiastical court on Tues
day. Colonel McCook. resumed his argu
ment for the prosecution. Said he: "The
question to be decided in tbiscourtisavery
simple onev You have simply to decide
whether the doctrines of Dr. Briggs and
tbe doctrines of the Presbyterian Church
are in harmonv."
Colonel McCook said the necessity of a
trial for heresy was greatly to be deplored,
but tbe responsibility lies not upon those
wuo are loyai is tne iresDjienan aocirine,
but upon those who are its assailants.
"Have the prosecution finished their
case?" asked Dr. Brigzs when Colonel Mc
Cook resumed his seat An affirmative,
though somewhat guarded, reply was given.
"I ask the question with a reason," con
tinued the defendant. "Dr. Lampe, the
Biblical scholar of the committee, has not
spoken, I want him to present now any
argument he has prepared against me. I
suspect some such policy may be followed
by the committee as was pursued at my
former trial. On that occasion many of the
committee's arguments were withheld until
after I had pleaded in my defense. I,
therefore, say it they have any more argu
ments, let tbem now speak, or forever bold
their peace."
The adjournment was then taken till
Successful Test of the Telephotos, a IJttle
Help That Does Its Wrk
Boti'AI.o, xecftfvJfiJwfa&3-- The .first'
publio exhibition of the telephotos was
given last night by the'inventor to a few
gentlemen, including Ths!disfatch cor
respondent. The telephotos is an instru
ment by whioh a ship can converse at sea
Officers direct their troop, or anyone can
hold communication at long distances over
unimpeded territory, as a plain, valley or
water surface. The inventor is C V.
Boughton, inventor of the car seals in use
in this country and on the Continent.
The instrument consists of a series of
wires and electrical apparatus operated by
a keyboard similar to one on a typewriter,
except that the letters are arranged alpha
betically. One hundred and six electric
lights are operated by tbe kevboard and
are contained in a shaft 27 feet long, which
may be taken apart and reduced to compact
form. ' v
A large number of lamps is required to
regulate the spaces between the letters in
relative proportions. The lights flash the
characters of the Morse alphabet, tbe dots
are presented by two lamps, and the dashes
by 12 lamps. The experiments were suc
cessful The lights oould be seen ten miles
out on the lake. A complete machine will
be built and placed at the disposal of the
United States Government, to be exhibited
on the model of the warship Chicago at the
World's Fair. It has not been determined
whether to form a stock company for the J
uiaumauiuf c ui lue ujbuuiucb ur jiui.
Emben'er Kerr at Last landed In Kansas
City, the Seat of His Crime.
BUxsas Crrr, Dec. a A remarkable
chase for a criminal and a subsequent fight
to get him to the scene of the crime ended
here last night. Augnst Kerr, embezzling
bookkeeper of the Jarvis-Conkling Mort
gage Company, was brought here from
England, bound in irons, an abjeot, broken
hearted criminal. Kerr stole $15,000 from
his employer lost April and went to Europe.
The American Surety Company was on his
bond and got after him at once.
He was followed through most of Europe,
from Sweden to Italy, but finally, when he
had spent all of his money, he'was caught
in Liverpool. His wife was in London,
but, she came to bis aid and made a strong
fight in the English courts for his release.
Kerr had to be shackled, so unruly was he.
It Will Have a Slain Span 1,000 Feet Long
and Help New Orleans.
Washington Dec & A bill passed
the Senate to-day authorizing the construc
tion of a bridge over the Mississippi river
above New Orleans, proposing a structure
of three unbrokenupans, the main span to
be at least 1,000 feet long and the height of
the superstructure above high water to be
fixed by the Secretary of War. All rail
road companies desiring to use the bridge
to have equal rights relative to tbe passage
of railway trains upon the payment of a
reasonable compensation for such use. '
The Braddock Wire Mill Shuts Down So as
to Make Some Bepalrs.
The Braddock Wire Mill yesterday closed
down for repairs. The capacity ot the
plant will be greatly increased and the
equipment improved. The plant is one of
the five wire mills that went into the Con
solidated Steel and Wire Compauy. Blast
furnaces and steel mills will be built so as
to increase the production of wire. New
rolls and furnaces will be put in before the
mill is again put in operation.
For the Blacklisted Men.
Harry Goldsmith, a clothing dealer at
Besver Falls, donated a valuable gold
watch for the benefit of the six men who
are blacklisted by the Carnegie Company at
that place. The wateh will be riffled oft
It is .proposed to sell 4,000 tickets at 25
eata each.
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Rw-T mjW. r I lmrst's Latest Strictures
xBNl&i 1? V " s $" on Him and His Men.
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Stiuhoe Bubolar Have you been
Pittsburg) Buroxab Oh, no; Xvt
M. D.'s Have a Red-Hot Time Before
the Ueaver County Society.
For Causing the Former's Pismissal From
a Hospital Staff, and
Bochester, Pa., Dec. 8. There was a
red-hot time at tbe regular monthly meet
ing of the Beaver County Medical Society
in this city this afternoon. -The occasion
was an investigation of tbe charges of un
professional conduct made by Dr. Cromble,
late Professor of Pathology in the Alle
gheny General Hospital, against Dr. 12.
Stansbury Sutton, Professor of Gynaecology
in the same institution. Drs. Sutton and
Crombie were present and took the atten
tion of the entire session.
Dr. Crombie made two formal charges.
The first was that Dr. Sutton had been in
strumental in having him removed from the
Chair of Pathology by representing to the
Board of Directors of the hospital that he
(Crombie) had held a post mortem, and had
soon after treated a woman without having
taken proper precautions, as is demanded
in such cases, against septic poisoning. It
was alleged that the 'death of the woman
was a consequence of this action. Dr.
Crombie claimed that he had, at the con
clusion of the post mortem, used anti
septics as directed in a paper read by Dr.
Sutton upon one particular occasion, and
that the body operated upon bad been dead
only three hours.
Accused of Advertising His Hospital.
Dr. Crombie further alleged that Dr.
Sutton bad rehearsed the foregoing story to
a Mr. Cohen, a member of the Board of
.Directors of the hospital, in the Hotel
Duquesne in the presence of many other
persons. This was the first count in Croni
ble's indictment of Sutton.
The second charee was that Dr. Sutton
-.wsi-i guilty oi a" tlolbn oCtbe code or
etmes oi tne American jueaicat jmiocia
tion by advertising his (Dr. Sutton's
private hospital. Dr. Crombie alleged Dr.
Sutton was guilty of the violation specified
in claiming to have 'not lost a case oper
ated upon during tbe past six years. In
support of his assertion Dr. Crombie
? noted from the Medical Review and also
rom a paper of Dr. Sntton'a read before
the Obstetrical Society abont a year ago, in
which Sntton gave directions for avoiding
septic poisoning. These directions Dr.
Crombie claimed to have followed.
In rejoinder Dr. Sutton admitted he had
told Cohen the story as alleged, but he in
sisted that it was in an ordinary tone and
was not heard by many listeners. He
averred that he told Cohen as he did at that
time and place, because he thought the in
terests of the hospital required it
Or. Sutton Asserts His Bights.
He boldly claimed tbe right to advertise
his hospital, just as anyone would advertise
any private business. Beferrlng to Crom
bie's charge that he (Sutton) had advertised
that no deaths from operations had occurred
in bis hospital in six years, he explained
that this bad been inserted by an advertis
ing agent to whom he had mode casual
mention of the fact, with no thought that it
would be used as a public statement. As
soon as possible, he said, he had it corrected
in all the magazines in which it appeared,
save in the Medical Review, which publica
tion refused to make the correction. The
body upon which Crombie made the post
mortem had been dead, Dr. Sutton insisted,
for not less than 21 hours, instead of three
hours, as Crombie asserted.
During the discussion the bitter feeling
between the two men could not be con
cealed under the thin veneer of professional
courtesy, and tbey frequently interrupted
each other. At one stage ot the hearing
Dr. Crombie called Dr. Sutton "an infernal
liar," and when the latter had bis inning,
he returned tbe oompliment with a much
more able-bodied adjective.
A Committee to Investigate.
After the two combatants bad finished
the societv took up the case. A motion
made to dismiss the matter in toto was lost,
and was followed by one calling for the ap
pointment of a committee to sift the busi
ness to the bottom. This motion was car
ried and the committee was appointed as
follows: Drs. W. C Simpson, of New
Brighton; J. H. Wilson, ot Beaver, and
H. M. Shallenberger, of Boohester. This
committee will go to Pittsburg, make a
thorough investigation, and report to the
next regular meeting ot the society, to be
held on the second Thursday in January.
Dr. Sutton is a regular member of the
society, having joined it while living at
Beminrton about two years ago. As such
he is a member also ot the State and Na
tional Medical Associations, and if de
barred from the Beaver county society, he
will lose bis membership also in the other
societies named. He was very much
wrought up over the encounter with Crom-,
bie here to-day, and after the meeting de
clared his purpose of taking the matter into
the courts.
A Pittsburg Italian Is Arrested as a Sup
posed Murderer.
Last evening a telegram was received at
police headquarters from A. S. Boss, Chief
Inspector ot Police in Chicago, asking for
tbe arrest ot Antonio Messino, 21 years old,
of 62 Diamond street, who is wanted in that
city lor murder.
The telegram was handed over to Detec
tives Shore and Coulson, who went to Dia
mond street and found a man who answered
tbe telegraphic description exactly, and
who' was a brother of the owner of the
house. The prisoner could not talk any
English, but through an interpreter stated
that bis name was Gnisippe Lasquola and
that he came to this country about a year
and a half ago, coming direct to this city,
and has never betn away since.
The man was astonished at his arrest' and
protested In Italian against being locked
up. He was placed in tne Central station
and a telecram announcing the arrest sent
ItoCaleago, . . - . ,
working it Ttxat or Chicu ,u t
loo toft a map here in the Batt End.
Driven From Home by a Drunken Father
and Deserted by the Mother, Tbey Seek
the Shelter of a Police Station A Very
Sad Story.
A little girl carrying her baby brother
entered the Southaide police statiou last
evening. She was wan-looking and hun
gry, and her bare head was bedecked with
snow flakes. She staggered forward, and
placed the baby which was asleep in a chair.
Then she told the Sergeant her story. She
and her little brother had been deserted by
their mother and then put out of the house
by their drunken father.
She was very frail, not yet 9 years old.
She was poorly dressed, with hardly enough
clothing to keep her warm in tbe early days
of September. She had no covering forher
bead and no shoes on her feet. She had
taken a thin shawl, the only wrap she had,
and placed it about the baby to Keep it from
freezing. She said her name was Marie Ellen
Mascue, and the baby's name was Bobby.
Her home was at the head of the Twenty
second street incline, in the Twenty-seventh
ward. Early this morning the mother left
the house, saying she would not be back again,
and soon after the children were turned out
in the streets by the father while iu a
drunken rage, and told that they would be
killed if they came back. At this point in
tbe narrative the girl fainted from hunger
and exhaustion. When revived Sergeant
Mctjuade got her a warm supper and some
milk for the baby. She said it was the first
she had eaten since the day before. All
day long she had wandered about the
streets, carrying the baby in her arms, and
she was almost dead from exhaustion.
When the Sergeant told her she could
stay in the station house she was silent tor
a moment, and then burst out crying, and
between her sobs said: "OliI please, mister,
don't put me in a cell. I saw you put my
mother there once, and I don't want to
sleep in a cell. I'll take baby and go out
on the streets again it you put me in a
The Sergeant put them in a warm, clean
bed and tbey were soon fast asleep with the
kind-hearted matron watching over them.
Their parents have frequently been ar
rested lor drunkenness, and it is stated the
childred are treated badly.
He Is Arrested While Talking on (he
Boptnslde-ne Said He Had Dynamite
lnHIs Satchel buVlt Was Filled With
Joseph ITrulszikskl,a wild-eyed Anarchist,
was arrested by the Southside police last
night. He carried a satchel in his hand,
which he raid was full of dynamite, with
whioh be Intended to blow up Andrew
Carnegie when he landed in America
He was making a speech on Carson street
and had quite a crowd gathered abouf him.
After denouncing Carnegie and Prick he
said be bad something in his satchel for
capitalists. He lifted it up and as he began
opening it be casually remarked that it
There was a rush and a scramble and in a
moment no one was to be seen except tbe
Anarchist and Officer Mace Cochran, who
advanced and placed the man with the al
leged dynamite under arrest.
The satchel was very carefully handled at
the station house and everybody let it se
verely alone. Finally Sergeant McQuade
got a" bucket ot water and threw It on the
satchel, and after waiting a few minutes tor
the water to soak in he opened it and found
it contained three bricks.
The prisoner said he was a Socialist, and
was the stepson ot Henry George and tbe
father ot Hugh Boss and Burgess McLuckie.
But She Still Breathes Threats, and Prefers
Some Very Ugly Charges.
YoTOGSTOWir, O., Dec. 8lSpeciaL'
Miss Luoy Dalzell, who was locked up last
night for her expressed intention ot shoot
ing Attorney Charles Maurer to prevent
his marriage to Miss Young, was released
from the city prison last night after Maurer
was safely married, and sent home in
charge of an officer. Maurer and his young
wife left for New York at midnight on a
wedding trip.
To-day Miss Dalzell was arraigned, and
as no one appeared against her she was dis
charged. She is very bitter in her de
nunciation of the young lawyer, declaring
that he has been keeping her on promises
ot marriage for a year past, and tbe general
feeling here is that when the man returns
home she will find some means to give him
a warm reception.
She has still further stirred up the town
by the declaration that her step-sister has
made a confession placing Maurer in a bad
plight, and that Justice Allen, whom she
had arrested on the cbarge, was not guilty.
Allen's case is set tor trial next week.
Shocking revelations are expected.
Needy Receiving Help From Both Citizens
and the Amalgamated Association.
The work of rendering aid to the Home
stead men who cannot get work is going
slowly forward. About 75 cases have been
already reported to tbe relief committee.
The merchants of the town continue to give
these goods, but they say it is only a mat
ter of time until this must stop. Contribu
tions continue to come in slowly, but the
relief committee still think no call will be
made for sometime at least. Secretary Kil
gallon, of the Amalgamated Association,
said last night: "The association has a
f regularly appointed committee whose busi
ness it is to iook alter all cases that may
want help. We furnish it fnnds and
through it the needy receive aid. I am not
at liberty to say wbat has been contributed,
but we are doing our full, share in the
Killed Within Sight of Home.
Elmer Beichwein, 8 years of age, a son
of Jacob Beichwein, of 65 Preble avenue,
Allegheny, was instantly killed at 6 o'clock
yesterday afternoon by being struck by a
shifter in the Cleveland yards, not SO yards
from his father's door. The little fellow's
body, which was mangled almost beyond
recognition, was taken to Lowne's under
taking'rooms on Beaver avenue.
Between Every Line of the Snperin
tendent's Long Statement
For Now the People Tan cee He Never Trie!
to Aid the Police
New Yoek, Dec. 8. Superintendent
Byrnes spent a good part of to-day in pre
paring a statement in reply to Dr. Park
hurst. It was late in the afternoon when
he g'ave it out. Following is his statement
in part:
I have read over very carefully the state
ments made by Dr. Parkburst, and as far aa
I could perhaps expect tbey corroborate
wbatlhave said about blm and bis meth
ods. 1 have to tbank Dr. Parkhurst for mak
ing tbe isue be has raised at last sharp and
clear. I bad given him credit before as It
now appears wrongly rom bi3 public ut
terances on platform and in tbe pul
pit, for being in the field to suppress vice
and crime. That was what his society was
organized for and wbat hie predecessor la
bored for. Dr. Parkburst says flatly that Is
not his aim. He is not trying to suppress
gambling or to repress tbe social evil- lie is
In the field to attack tbe police.
As I say, that Is a new departure. It Is
easy for me now to understand why he has
never asked my help or offered to belp me, a
thing which has never been clear to me be
fore, lie Is not an illy; he is an enemy.
Parkhurst' S.lght of the Police.
He assumes thii attitude without having
ever put the sincerity of the police, their
willingness to do the thing which he says
he Is not dolmr, viz., the suppression of
crime, to the teat, and upon tbe bare evi
dence that crime exists, thatit has not bees
suppressed. That la true. Tbe evidence is
there, Dr. Parkhurst has found it, and any
one who will seek It long enough and per
sistently enough in the midnight hours
when Rood citizens should be in bed will be
sure to find it.
Dr. Parkburst went abroad this summer
and saw dome thing of lite in tbe great cities
of Europe, I am told. Is be prenared to say
that lie sought It there and did not find It;
that it Is harder to find It there than in
Mew TorkT If so. his observations are sadlv
at variance with those of most travelers,
whose testimony Is to tbe effect that Mew
Tork is a cleaner, purer city than even thoss
foreign communities where vice In tbe spe
cial form toward whicn his attacks are
directed is deliberately licensed for the pur
pose of keeping it within restraint.
Safety on the Streets of Xew'York.
There is no doubt about this. Ho woman ,
need fear Insults in New zork's streets; no
man need fear danget for bis morals here .
unles be Is out.Iooking for it. But, says
Dr. Parkhurst, the law specifically charges
the police wlttrTbe'-duty.cf suppressing
gambling and other forms of disorder. That
is also true and tbe police are doing what
they can. Perhaps we could have done bet
ter with tbe assistance of Dr. Parkburst's
society and bis special knowledge of these
dens. Very likely. We have not had that
assistance. The evidence f crime which
bis agency co lected tbey used for their own
pu-poses. What these purposes sometimes
were was shown in the arrest of his chief '
detective the other day for blackmail and
-extortion. Dr. Parkburst may still believe
in bis Innocence. I do not. .
I will not enter into a discussion of the
wearisome problem. It is as old as original"
sin. But since Dr. Parkhurst has made his
position clear it is lair that I should do tbe
same lor tne ponce.
Theoretically, there are two radical way
to deal with this evil. One Is to suppress
the other is to license It. Practically there
is only one way. Suppressed it can never
be. ven Dr. x'arsunrst win not cimm mat,
though he insists that the police shall do It.
License it we will not.
Only a Middle Coarse to Pursue.
Ihere remains only a middle course a
compromise course, if Dr. Parkhurst
chooses. It Is Just that, and nothing else a
compromise with the public conscience that
knows Its own guilt, as did the crowd that
Drought the woman to the Savior, and
sneaked away, everyone, when He bade
blm who was sinless cast tbe first stone.
Tlat course is to thrust the evil as far as
possible out or sight, hide It from publio
view, where It cannot corrupt the morals of
our growing youth.
That is alithe police can do, and that they
are doing, to the hest of their ability. It la
the only ay that is open toni. 1 1 Dr. Park
hurst knows a better, if any citizen or set of.
citizens can show me a better, or can or
will aid me In makin that one more
thorough by any evidence in their posses
sion, I shall gladly do all that lies in my
power to belD him or them.
When teaching and preaching succeed in
making men good then sin will stop; before
that It will not. a maimaiu mat nemi m
the history of our city was there so little of
It in publio and probably so much of it in
private as to-dav. such shadowing as the
misconduct ol Dr. Parkhurst'sajents and
Informers has compelled me to do tn the In
terests of public molality has thoroughly
convinced me that he has in his pay as
agents and spio as great a set of scoundrels
as ever misled a reputable man Into slander
ing the fair name of the city which he
makes his home.
What the Doctor Has to Say. m
Dr. Parkhurst was seen regarding this
statement, and the gist of il" was told to him.
"I shall be happv to reply to it if sneces
sary," he saicL. '"It may not be necessary,
bnt I cannot reply to-night"
Dr. Parkhurst was told that Superintend
ent Byrnes had said he had done what be
considered best in the interest of publio
morality. This betrayed the Doctor into a
little acrimony. "Well, he has got to do
better," he said.
The grand jury th)j afternoon found two
indictments against Charles M. Gardner,
chief detective ot Eev. Dr. Parkhurst's so
ciety. One indictment charges him with
extortion and the other with attempted ex
They Attempt to Enter Two East End
' Two unsuccessful attempts were made by
thieves at an early hour yesterday morning
to enter houses on Leamington avenue.
The residences are occupied by Charles
Kitner and Daniel Thomas. In the first
house tbe thieves were frightened away
after two shots had been fired at them.
At the house of Mr. Thomas the robbers,
efiected an entrance through the dining
room window. The barking of a dog in the
cellar alarmed the household and put the
burglars to flight Some time later the
chicken coop iu Alderman Means' yard was
broken into and robbed of a number of
Brahma, Plymouth Bock and Leghorn,
The Output to Be Increased.
Yesterday the Carnegie Company gave
official notice that tbe nail mill at Beaver
Falls will be put on double turn next Mon
day night Everything is running smooth
ly at the rod and wire mill, and more men
are being given work daily is the wire
drawing department-