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Kentucky Courts Decide to
Honor the Bequisition
of Two GoTernors.
THE HEABIM UPON
THE HABEAS COBPUS.
Attorneys Make a Gallant Fight for
the Belease of the Trisoner, but
They Are Pefeated.
BEATTT PROMPTLY DENIES
THE STOET ABODT DEMPSEY.
Pinkertens Gnarded Fvery Tort on tlie
Hirer to Trevent the Possibility of
His Getting Airaj.
The Suspect Will 1 ell His Story In Court
He Declares That the Charge Is
Without Foundation Feels That He
Has Been Treated Unfairly His Cap
tors Afraid That Other Writs Would Be
Taken Out to Secure His Release
The Prisoner's Last Interview With
His Sick Wife Cook Nolan, of Res
taurant No. 6, Relates His Experience
in Homestead Confident That Poison
Was Used How His Suspicions Were
rrFOM A STAFF COEBTSPOVDEXT.l
Louisville, Ky, Dec. It Judge Jack
son turned Robert J. Beatty over to the
Carnegie people this morning, and the
prisoner will reach Pittsburg early to
morrow. He is in charge of Finkerton
Detectives Pat Farrell, Seville and Ejtin.
Ac ompamed by Captain E. Y. Breck the
rsr'r started for Allegheny county this
aliercoon. Beatty is keeping up well, but
il e tears came into his eyes when Farrell
put the handcuffs on him. He protests he
js innocent and is worried about bis wife
who is not in good health. She called at
t ie jail last night and had a long talk with
Lcr husband. This cheered her a great deal
: d she felt the Judge would not allow
T'eatty to be taken from Louisville.
After the hearing this morning, en the
ad ice of Attorney Kohn, who was fearful
another habeas corpus might be applied for,
Pat Farrell and his man hurried across the
river to the Indiana side. They took ref-.
uge in Jeflersonville. They remained there
until joined by Captain Breck, a lew hours
later, when they started for Pittsburg on
the O. & M. road.
A Little Afnid of Ohio.
Captain Breck did not share the belief of
Kohn that further attempts would be made
to defer the transfer of Beatty, but he pre
ferred to put all the responsibility on the
local lawyer and be guided by him. At firBt
it was intended not to take Beatty through
C rcmnati for fear a habeas corpus might
await them on the arrival there, but the
captain promptly abandoned the idea.
Coming up on the train this alternoon
vr r correspondent had a lengthy chat with
e prisoner. He said he had lived in the
fin-t ward, Pittsburg, for a number of
vears, and vas well known there. Up to
iv s time he had not been confronted with
cie evidence against him. A copy of a pa
ret containing the publication of the affida-
biained by The Dispatch was shown
m Alter he had read the confession of
F Gallagher he said: "Xow I understand
why Goiernor Pattison and Governor
Brwn issued the requisition papers. No
worder thev did it on such evidence, and
fcere was nobody to refute it, but I will
1 3 ve mv innings in court alter awhile. I
an. a poor man, but I don't believe the com
pa iv can make me any poorer. I don't
think there is much manliness in this pro
ceeding. I was kept in the dark and did
noi have a chance to defend myself."
"tVillTell His Story In Conrt.
"Do you deny thaf Gallagher's affidavit,
so far as it concerns you, is true?"
' I have nothing to say. I am not in court
n-ivi but on a railroad train. I don't know
bat lawyers will represent me. I under
s end irom a telegram that W. J. Brennen
u ,i do it It he doesn't I will have to hire
r.rbody on my own account I used to
t ioh a Pat Gallagher who was a cook on
oe river, but I couldn't say that I am ac
, ainted with him. As for Davidson, the
er man said to be in the deal, I never
card of him, by name at least. It may be
possible that I know him when I see him.
It is not likely that any man would go into
sec! a plot unless he knew his people very
Beatty added that the charges againt
Master Workman Dempsey were as false
as the evidence cgainst him. He was in
i rnied that Detective Ford had made
aQdavit reciting a damaging conversation
hai he overheard between himself, David
3 and Gallagher,
ua," replied Beatty, "that is th,e fellow
ro l.ad me arrested on the charge of felon
ious assault and battery."
i losely Guarded by I'Inkertons.
Beattv was in the presence of the Pinker
'cn. all the time and he was very gnarded
io what he said. He characterized his ar
ret as an outrage. When Beatty escaped
o tLe Nellie Hudson, every town along
'he river was watched. The Carnegie peo
i f expected to arrest him in Cincinnati,
t the captain of the boat had the pilot
rucei the vessel in middle stream and no
si . vas made in the Ohio metropolis,
v e- IJeattv was asked why he landed in
1- -..sville he said he was sure of arrest
a . i there is where be wanted to fight it out
1 couldn't go on to Florids," he ron-r-ed
"Hth such a charge banging over
s id I want to be clear of it as soon
i. I see from the affidavits that
the Carnegie Company has known of the
poiion plot for & long time. If that is true
why didn't they pinch me weeks ago? They
knew I intended to IeaTe the city two weeks
before I did."
In answer to this the detectives said that
owing to the sudden rise in the river the
Nellie Hudson left sooner than intended.
They claim they had Beatty under surveil
lance and could have had him when wanted.
Keeping a Watch for Davidson.
J. T. Lindsay, of the Carnegie Company,
has been in Cincinnati for several days
waiting for Davidson. The latter was com
ing down on a steamboat Davidson was to
have been produced at Louisville as a wit
ness, if necessary.
Captain Breck is loth to talk about the
poison cases, but-he feels he has sufficient
evidence to prove that a plot had been
Robert J. Beatty, Charged TTt'fA Poisoning
formed and partially carried out to get
away, with the non-union men. It is hinted
that the company has very damaging evi
dence against Dempsey and arrests will fol
low in a few days.
Detective Seville stated that Beatty's
relatives in Louisville told him that Beatty
was a socialist It so happens that a short
time ago Daniel Dougherty, bis brother-in-law,
was dropped by the Louisville Typo
graphical Union. At present he is having
a controversy about it in tne newspapers.
For the hearing in the morning, Beatty
was taken before Judge Jackson, ot the Cir
cuit Court, to be identified. He sat by the
side of his counsel, Joe O'Neal and Matt
O'Doherty. His lace was red, but that is
its natural color and there was nothing
about his appearance to indicate that he
Disappointed a Largo Crowd
It had been given out that the hearing
would take place in the city conrt, presided
over by Judge Thompson, but that plan
was changed. The latter s courtroom was
crowded with people who had come to
listen to the proceedings, but they were dis
appointed. At 10 o'clock only a corporal's
guard of whites and a few blacks had as
sembled in the Circuit Court. They were
the daily loungers, and had no idea what
was coming until Attorney Kohn opened
the case foV the Commonwealth. Beatty
did not lose his head lor a moment, but
every now and then suggested to O'Neal
some question to be asked.
Only one witness, Detective Seville, of
the Pinkerton force, 'was called by the
prosecution. Pointing to the prisoner Mr.
Eoha asked if he knew him. He replied
it was Robert Beatty, the man wanted in
Pittsburg, and for whom they had requisi
tion papers. He was then turned over to
the tender mercy of the clever O'Neal for
cross-examination. The lawyer had already
gone over the requisition signed by Gov
ernor Brown and knew the jig was up.
Still he did what he could in defense of his
Pointed Out by Pat Gallagher.
Seville, on the cross-examination, said he
saw Beatty for the first time on December
1 in Matt Kavanauch's saloon in Pittsburg.
He had gone there in company with Pat
Gallagher, and the latter had pointed
Beatty out in the crowd. He had heard
the prisoner respond to the name of Bob
Beatty. Witness said Gallagher was a
cook in the Homestead mill. He had never
seen Beatty's name written or registered by
At this point Judge Jackson interfered
and said he was satirfied that Seville knew
Beatty from general reputation, and that
was all the law required in the case of
Judge Jackson asked: "Did yon arrest
Beatty in Pittsburg?"
"No, sir; but I saw him when others
tried to take-him."
Jackson Did he answer to his name?
"Yes; the warrant was read to him on
the boat in Pittsburg and he admitted he
was the man."
The Judge handed the warrant for Beatty
to the witness, and after reading it over he
said the prisoner was the man mentioned in
the legal paper.
Seville stated he came to Louisville
prior to the arrest of Beatty in Pittsburg.
He then told how Beatty escaped. Con
stable Brislin, of Alderman McMasters'
office went to the Nellie Hudson to arreit
him. A flat was lying between the wharf
and the steamboat Brislin crossed over
and called Beatty out He read the war
rant to him and he asked to go back into
the boat for his coat Brislin demurred tor
some time but finally consented. Beatty
not returning the constable went on board
when the captain refused to give him up ex
cept to a United States Marshal or his
deputy. He was arrested on the night of
Only a Question of Identity.
In conclusion Judge Jackson said the
only question to consider was one of iden
tity, and he was convinced that Beatty was
the man described in the warrant The
Judge wrote an order delivering the pris
oner to Deputy Patrick J. Farrell.
Attorney O'Neal said he was at the end
of his string, and could think of nothing
further to hold the prisoner in Louisville.
The rules of court and the law were
such that they could not go into
the evidence on the face of the
Governor's requisition. Neither he nor Mr.
O'Doherty will go to Pittsburg to defend
Beatty, so he thought He understood
their connection with the case had ceased.
He was convinced the company had noth
ing but Pinkerton and paid testimony and
he hoped his client would get a fair trial in
Allegheny county. O'Doherty was not
sure whether they would join that other
illustrious combination, Messrs. Argo and
Erwin, jn defending Beatty. That will be
determfned ia the future.
DENIES THE CHARGE.
blaster Workman Iexnpsey Emphatically
declares His Innocence.
Master Workman Hngh F. Dempsey, of
District Assembly No. 3, Knights of Labor,
against whom serious charges were made in
the confession of Patrick Gallagher last
night emphatically denied that he vfas
connected in any way In the alleged poison
ing of the non-union men at Homestead.
Continuing, he said: "In denying this
foul charge I waut to say that I have never
in any way given or caused to be given anv
poison, to the non-union men at the Home
stead mills as charged In the confession,
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I am not troubling myself about the
charges, as I know I am innocent I have
not even seen my lawyer yet, but when
vhe proper time comes I will prove what I
have said. I have no other statement to
HE BELIEVES THE STORY.
A MAN TVHO THINKS POISON WAS
USED AT HOMESTEAD.
William Nolan, the Pedestrian, Tells What
He Knows About the Sloltness at Home
steadHe Was Employed There and
Was HI Tor Quite a While.
William Nolan, who is well known in
Pittsburg sporting circles as an athlete and
pedestrian, is one of the men employed last
summer in the Homestead mills who be
lieves that poison was administered to the
men working there. Mr. Nolan was In
charge of restaurant No. 6 at the Home
stead mills. He said yesterday:
"There certainly was an unaccountable
amount of sickness among the men who
worked at the Carnegie mills in Homestead
last summer. I was the boss of restaurant
No. 6, which was the last one of the res
taurants inside the mill to be closed. The
sickness which prevailed throughout
the mills was worst among the
men who ate in restaurant -No. 6. There
were as many as 150 men sick at one time.
They were generally taken sick immediate
ly after breakfast Men apparently bale
and hearty wonld sit down to breakfast and
get up pale and qualmish. After they had
left the table diarrhoea would set in and in
capacitate the men for work. This would
happen when the men who came to break
fast were almost all those who had the night'
before been brought into the mill.
Not the Result of Heat.
"The sickness was not the result of heat,
for it came in the earlier and cooler hours
of the day before the men went to wort
The cooks were the first men up and had
the kitchen and dining room to themselves
until the men came into breakfast After
ward the room was crowded. Some of the
men ate without thought of the conse
quences; many of them had not been ac
customed to square meals aud they over
ate themselves.- 1 ve seen men pile
meat, vegetables, prunes, and all
sorts of things on their plates at once and
eat them altogether. A dish of prunes, for
example, would be brought in for all to
help themselves from, and one man would
collar it and empty it himself. But the
over-eating did not account for the general
sickness. One thing that suggested the
possibility of poisoning was the fact that
many of the cooks had worked upon the
river, where it is nothing unusual for food
to be drugged or dosed, jnsl for a joke. The
cooks on the river are adepts at that sort of
A Scotchman Calls the Turn.
"It was in September that my suspicions
were thoroughly aroused. An old Scotch
man employed in the mill came to me and
said: 'The strikers are dosing the grub!' It
hed become clear to me at that time
that there was something wrong and I re
ported to Dover, who had charge of all the
restaurants, my suspicions and the evidence
upon which they rested. I also told Brown,
who was next in authority to Dovey, and
the man who purchased all the supplies for
the restaurants. After that my suspicions
were further aroused one Satnrday night
when I visited Pittsburg and saw one of my
conks in a drunken condition going into the
Hotel Schlosser bar with a couple of men
whom I recognized as Homestead strikers
and prominent men ia the violent faction of
the locked-out men at that "
"I had, too, the evidences of my own
senses. The sickness was not confined to
the men who worked in the mills. Many
of the cooks and waiters were yery ill lrom
time to time, generally alter the first meal
in the day. I myself was knocked out by
something or other. I had violent diarrbose,
and lost 20 pounds in weight while I worked
at Homestead. My stomach was complete
ly upset, and it is so still. Previous to that
I had never had anything wrong with my
digestion, but since then I bave been un
able to eat a full meal. For the first time
in my life I have found that I cannot eat
anything I please, and I don't seem able to
recover my old-time strength.
Thinks Many Died From the Effects.
"I believe that many more died from the
effects of some mysterious ailment con
tracted in the Homestead mills last sum
mer than have ever been reported. What
the cause of the disease was I can't posi
tively say, but I never saw anything like
it elsewhere. With regard to Patrick Gal
lagher, who has confessed to putting a pow
der in the food of the Homestead millmen,
I remember that he was employed in
Restaurant No. 6, of which I was in charge.
He had been discharged from Restaurant
No. 1, but I did not know it when I subse
quently hired him to cook for Restaurant
No. 6. It was, I think, after Gallagher be
came a cook for Restaurant No. 6 that the
men began to fall sick while they were eat
ing breakfast No matter how well a man
was when he came to the mill, as soon as he
had eaten a meal he fell sick."
Nolan is a nice looking man with a clean
shaven face, save for a flowing mustache,
and apparently about 35. He was very un
willing to be quoted, but spoke without hes
itation or feeling.
CLEVELAND IS 3IU3L
Democrats Fall to Get Him to Divulge His
Washington, Dec. 14. Special Sev
eral of the Congressmen who attended the
Reform Clnb dinner took occasion while1 in
New York to see Mr. Cleveland, Mr. Whit
ney aud other gentlemen supposed to be
close to the Cleveland throne, with a view
of getting an idea how the political land
lies. In spite of their most judicious ques
tions aud crafty insinuations on the subject
of the Cabinet, patronage and other kin
dred topics, they returned to Washington
provokingly 'unenlightened. Said one of
the gentlemen who was an eye witness of
the Crisp-Reform Club dinner incident:
While in New York I was cordially re
ceived by JlrCIeveland and his imuieuiato
friends and x tiled as liaid as I could to
ascertain in what direction the political
wind, from a Cleveland standpoint, is blow
Inc. I was utterly unable to get an Inkling
about tlio Cabinet or anything ilse as to the
future coarse of Mr. Cleveland, and I bt
lleve all of his rriends are still at sea as to
what his intentions arc That Is the way I
KILLED OVER 100 BABIES,
Tet Her Fowerfnl ratrons 3IIUgato the
Murderess' Punishment to One Year.
St. Petebsbueg, Dec. 14. The midwife
Bedwarska, in Lodz, tried for having mur
dered more than 100 babies, has been sen
tenced to one year's imprisonment Great
indignation has been caused in Lodz by the
lightness of the sentence.
The woman was shown to be guilty of
suffocating 111 children whose bodies were
found buried 'in ber cellar. As she had
been at such worlc tor nearly 20 years, there
is little doubt that her victims number in
the hundreds. She was saved' from the full
penalty of her crime by the powerful influ
ence of some of her former patrons.
Tho Army Bill Kef erred.
Bbblik, Dec. 14. The debate on the
first reading of the army bill was continued
in the Reiehstag to-days On motion of
Dr. Osann, the National Liberal, the bill
-was reierred to a committee of 28 'members
ot the Reichstag.
PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, DECEMBER
The Alleged Heretic Doesn't
Mieye Salvation Army
People Are Lost,
NOB THE QUAKERS EITHEB.
Tries to Show That It Is the Prose
cuting Committee Who Are
KULLIFTING THE CONFESSION.
He igain Defends Reason as an Element in
ANOTHER DECISION IN HIS FAT0E
rSFXCm. TZLEQRAII TO THE PISPATCn.1
New Yoke, Dec. 14. Prof. Briggs had
the floor all through to-day's session of the
New York Presbytery, and for nearly three
hours he pleaded in his own behalf. The
long argument was followed with great
closeness, aud several times he was
applauded from the galleries.
To-morrow Prof. Briggs will probably
complete his oral argument He obtained
permission lrom the Presbjtery to submit
the rest in printed form after he told them
that it would take him a week to read it
This part of the argument, Prof. Briggs
said, was almost entirely on technicalities.
His argument to-day was a defense of his
doctrine that reason is the fountain of
divine authority. Said he:
My doctrine is that the reason Is histor
ically a great fountain of dlvlno authority.
Do I contradict the Westminster Confession
when I take tnis position! I said in the in
augural that I "was using reason in a broad
sense to embrace the metaphysical cate
soiies, the conscience and the religious feel
inc." It seems probable that tho prosecu
tion do not keep this definition before them
when thev make the inferences irom the
statement which they cite fiom tho inau
gural. He Makes a Charitable Intrrpretation.
They have omitted this definition from
the list of extracts from the inaugmal given
in the new churge; for I hesitate to impute
to a committee ot the Presbytory an un
worthy motive for this omission This couit
should notlco this omission, and beware
lest vou make it yourself. You should keep
in ra'tnd constantly that tho iea-onf as I use
it, embraces the conscience and tho lellg
Speaking of the possibility of the heathen
to whom the gospel was not given being
saved, he said:
ir the Holy Spirit wtthont the mediation
of Holy Scripture or the Holy Church can
produce faith and penance in a pa nan, how
else can the Divine Spirit produco these
habits of the soul except through the forms
or the reason? Accordingly, I said in the
appendix Of the inaugural address and I sav
it again: "Unless God's authority is dis
cerned in the forms of leason there is no
ground upon which any of the heathen
could ever have been saved, for they know
nothing of the Bible or Church. If they are
not savingly enlightened by the light of the
world in tho lorms of reason tho whole
heathen world is lost forevor." This is
quoted by the prosecution as if it were er
roneous, but it states the exact truth.
Another section of the Confession quoted-!
hy the prosecution teecmwi noiy. Boupturft.
to be most necessary. There must be no
dispute about that. I agree to It as lully as
The Prosecution Violating the Confession.
Prof. Briggs called attention to the faot
that a sentence of the Confession closed with
a prohibition from adding any other neces
sary things, and said:
That is just the doctrine the prosecution
should keep distinctly in mind at the pres
ent time, because, as will appear, tho Con
fession here prohibits exactly what they are
doing In this piosecutlon: namely, adding
to tho necessary docrines of Holy bcripture3
other doctrines of modern dogmatisms
which they are claiming to be so necessary
that I must be adjudged a heretic for no't
Prof. Briggs also said he had never taught
anv other doctrine than that the Supreme
Judge can be no other than the Holy Spirit
speaking in the Scripture. The speaker
explained that the reason, while a great
fountain of divine authority, is not a rule
ot faith and practice. He said the prosecu
tion bad assumed that there is irreconcila
ble conflict in this statement. "The prose
cution shut their eyes," he said, "to seven
chapters of the Confession when they repre
sent that my doctrine of the reason is
erroneous." Prof. Briggs declared that
sanctification is impossible unless reason is a
fountain of divine authority. He con
tinued: He Eulogizes the Salvation Army;
I do not approve ot all the statements of
General Booth and the officers of the Salva
tion Army with regard to sanctlflcation, but
they state the Biblical ideal and the Puiitan
ideal of your Westminster Confession. It
would seem that God has raised up the Sal
vation Army to stimulate us all to seek a
full salvation and to live Christian lives
which are directed by the Holy Spirit, send
ing forth streams of divine authority
through all tho activities of our nature in
order to make our souls like a well-watered
gat den, a fruitful paradise or God.
The reason is acknowledged to be the
ereatest endowment God has given to man.
It Is tho holy of holies or human nature, the
firesence chamber or God within the soul,
nto which the divine splilt enters when Ho
would influence the man and in which our
Savior dwells. It isveiy significant, at the
close of our century, that we have a gi eat
military oiganization -outside the Christian
church, the Solvation Army, without minis
try and without the sacramen ts, whioh seeks,
above all thing;, the salvation or the lost,
and endeavors to impart a full salvation to
Whom the Prosecution Would Damn.
Prof. Briggs contended that if the Pres
byterian doctrines as taught by the West
minster divines are alone accepted, and the
better beliefs of the more liberal mod
ern Presbyterian church rejected, then
must the soldiers of the Salvation Army,
the members ot the Society of Friends,
the unnumbered heathen and the unbaptized
children of the Baptists be considered
eternally lost He is not willing for one to
subscribe to any such barbarity. The Salva
tion Army he believes to be doing a great
and unselfish work in tho vineyard of God,
yet they take the Bible and Reason, not the
Church! as their sources of religious In
spiration. After quoting many .passages
from the Scripture in proof ot his doctrine,
Prof. Briggs said:
Convict me of heresy under charge 1, and
you challenge the Christian centuries. All
tboages will be against you, and in a multi
tude or voices like the roar of many waters
will denounce you as knowing neither the
truth nor the power or God.
Prof. Briggs, also, maintained that his
doctrine that the Church is a foundation of
divine authority, is allowable under both
Confession and Scripture. In conclusion,
he said it is impossible to deny the divine
authority of the Church without robbing
sacraments of their historic value to the
Christian world. .
At this point in his argument, Prof.
Briggs stoppecf for the day. Before he ob
tained the privilege of putting In a large
part of his argument in' printed form, an
effort was made by Colonel McCook to have
a similar privilege extended to the prose
cution when they bring in their argument
in rebuttal. This was voted down and
Colonel McCook noted an exception on be
half of his committee. It was proposed
that tbe Presbytery adjourn until after the
holidays,- but tne members decided to fitiUu
"the' trial wttboat further adjournment,
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BLAINE ON HIS DEATHBED
THE 1ATEST INTEIXIGENCE FROM
HIS WASHINGTON HOJip.
His Family Said to Be Expecting the End
Almost Any Day The Trip to California
Couldn't Be Risked Will Probably Die
EY ASSOCIATED PBESS.)
New York, Dec. 14. The following
special dispatoh from Washington has been
received: James Or. Blaine is now on his
deathbed. The strength-Japping malady
from which he suffered for so long has
assumed a form which warns his family and
friends of a speedy termination.
The disease attacked his lungs a short
I time ago, and its course has baffled the skill
of his physicians The visit of Dr. E. G.
Joneway.sof New York, to Mr. Blaine is
indicative of the extreme anxiety of the
When the fact became known that Mr.
Blaine's lungs were succumbing to the
ravages of disease, plans were laid to con
vey the distinguished invalid to Pasadena,
Cal., in the hope that a mild and soothing
climate might enable him to rally. Mr.
Blaine's weakness, 'however, increased so
rapidly that it was deemed unsafe to move
him, and the trip to California was aban
doned. There is reason to believe that the
ex-Secretary's death may occur at any day.
Rev. Father Ducey's visit to the Blaine
residence at this time has naturally revived
the talk about Mr. Blaine's embracing the
Roman Catholic faith. A strong belief pre
vails here that it is Mr. Blaine's desire to
die a communicant of the church of which
his mother was a devout member.
BLAINE AND CATHOLICISM.
Tho Family Denies He Has Embraced It
The Humor Cansed by the Visits of
Gibbons and Ducey A Friend Claims
Ho Is Very Siclc
rSrECIAL TEL FG It All TO HIE DISFATCH.1
Washington, Dec. 14. The rumor
that James G. Blaine has been received
into the Catholic Church has become wide
spread in this city and elsewhere, but it is
absolutely impossible to verity it The
Blaines themselves emphatically deny the
report and with apparent indignation, and
their personal friends, who are frequent
visitors at the house, the Hitts, the Hales
and others, the members of whose fami
lies are intimate, say that they have no
information whatever on the subject
The report that Mr. Blaine contemplates
joining the Catholic Church grows entirely
out of the fact that Father Ducey and Car
dinal Gibbons have recently called at the
Blaine residence. The Cardinal's last call
was on Monday evening last, and Mr.
James G. Blaine, Jr., makes no secret of
the fact, but says in behalf of the family
that the statement that the call was any
thing but a merely formal one is too ab
surd for contradiction. The statement that
Cardinal Gibbons' call was casual is in di
rect conflict, however, with what an inti
mate friend ot Mr. Blaine in Washington
said this morning. This man, who has
beejn for 20 years a friend and companion 'of
, yit is a actalthough I am'orrj; to admit
jitl'iai ir. iaiae is a ussperateiy kick
man, more sick mu iuci iubu is generally
known, even to his friends. It is a further
fact that he has been seen by nobodv but
the members of his family for more than a
This man has not himself been admitted
to Mr. Blaine's bedroom, and adds that if
Mr. Blaine has even considered the advisa
bility of joining the Catholic Church he is
unaware of it
TW0 OUTLAWS LESS.
Another Gang Comes to Grief in an Attack
on a Virginia Mine.
St. Louis, Dec 14. A story from Big
Stone Gap, Va,, says a crowd of toughs
broke into the office of the Daisy iron mine
at Hogan's station two or three nights ago,
and told an old negress who slept in the
front room that they proposed to run the
mines. The woman got up, secured two
shotguns and backed to the rear room where
H. L. Monterio, the manager of the mines,
slept Monterio took the weapons, and in
two seconds there were two dead men and
three fingers of another man on the ground
outside, and two Winchester bullet holes in
Monterio's hat. The crowd ran, carrying
off the two bodies with them.'
Yesterday there were said to have been
two funerals at Hogan, and a man had three
fingers dressed by a doctor. Tbe man vas
Rush Morgan, a notorious desperado who
broke jail at Jonesville, Lee county, sev
eral months aco while on trial for murder,
and he and his gang have terrorized tbe
Hogan region ever since. The two dead
men belonged to the gang. Morgan is re
ported to be wounded in the stomach, and
the Sheriff is close on his track.
A NOBLEMAN'S DAUGHTER.
The Fall in the Social Scale of an English
Woman In Chicago.
Chicago, III., Dec. 14. Five days ago
a woman who went by tbe name of Nellie
MeNamara died in the county hospital of
injuries received in falling from a window
while intoxicated. It wasN ascertained to
day that the woman was in reality Mrs.
Eleanor Cole, daughter of Sir Johnston
Littlcdale, of the English High Court of
In 1831 the woman was married to Frank
F. Cele,of Chicago, but their life was un
happy, and a divorce suit which attracted
wide attention nas the outcome. Mrs.
Cole won the suit and was awarded ali
mony, but Cole left for Montreal and Mrs.
Cole could never collect a dollar. She sank
to the lowest round of the social ladder and
finally came to her death by falling irom a
window. Her lawyers in the divorce suit,
who have never been paid, are after tbe
alimony now. .
ACTRESSES CALLED DOWN.
Ohio Landlords Slaking It Interesting for
Board Bill Jumpers.
CINCINNATI, Dec. 14. Special, Land
lords in Southern Ohio are making ex
amples of theatrical folk who 'fail to pay
their hotel bills. The arrest of Laura Big
gar, of the "Trip to Chinatown" Company,
yesterday, was followed to-day bv that of
Lottie Forbes, of "Two Old Cronies." She
had left Dayton without settling an $11 (re
count with the Phillips House. There was
no one to go on her bond, and Miss Forbes
was placed in a celL She was left sick in
Dayton and still bears the marks of a
brutal beating at the hands ot her husband,
James Harrlgan, the juggler.
UP GOES WHISKY.
For tho Third Time In a Few Days the
Trust Turns the Scrow.
Louisville, Dee. 14. The Whisky
Trust has issued another circular, railing
the price of wEtskyj! cents a gallon.
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HE'S ON TOP,
LABOR'S ABOUT FACE.
Strike and Boycott to Give Way to
the Ballot, Recommended by a
COMMITTEE OF THE FEDERATION.
Ultimatum Adopted Against
Union Pittsburg 1 heaters.
BLAIR BOOMS HIS EDUCATION BILL
Philadelphia, Dec. 14. At the third
day's session of the American Federation
ofLabcr this morning the Committee on
Besolutions reported a plan to create na
tional or international unions whenever
seven local unions of anycraft had been
formed. President Gompers took part in
the discussion which followed, expressing
the views that the plan would not always be
practicable, owing to the weakness of
newly formed unions.
The debate was suspended by the appear
ance of ex-Senator Henry W.-Blair, of New
Hampshire, who addressed tbe assembled
delegates on his proposed improvement of
the common school system. The speaker
expressed the belief that a revulsion of sen
timent has taken place in favor of the Blair
educational bill, which may result in its
passage by the next Congress. It is par
ticularly hopeful because of tbe increased
favor with which the public schools have,
apparently, been regarded by the Roman
Strikes and Uoj-cottj Declared Falliiros.
When tbe business was asrain taken ut
the plan to consolidate local unions was re
ferred to the Committee on Laws. A special
committee was appointed for the considera
tion of methods for limiting to their proper
functions the military and judicial powers,
which it was resolved had been used in con
travention of law and government during
recent labor encounters.
Another resolution on the same'topie was
reported favorably, providing that as the
strike and boycott had failed as weapons of
organized labor, that a campaign ot labor
should be inaugurated by the Federation,
and the irresistible power of the ballot
should be arrayed in the struggle for union
supremacy. For the purpose the Executive
Council has recommended to use such funds
of the Federation as should be found neces
sary. The resolution was referred to the
special committee preceding, with several
others aimed against tbe militia.
A re-iuest from the Waiters' Alliance
that all central bodies composed of local
unions be abolished and the local organiza
tions allowed direct representation in the
Federation, was negatively reported and
Besolutions on Many Subjects.
Unanimous consent was given for imme
diate consideration ot a resolution to send
the Federation's greeting to and encourag
ing the striking green glassblowers of New
Jersey, and numerous other resolutions
were introduced. Among them were the
Favoring the assistance of labor men in
the Inspection or certificates or returning
Chinese: prohibiting Japanese immigration;
for a Concessional investigation of the
Cceur d'Alene troubles; for establishing
friendly relations with the Knights of
LaDor; favoring the opening of school
nouses for public meetings; for the removal
of Federation headquarters west ot Cincin
nati: tor the exposition of the labor problem
in public schools,
A number of communications from affil
iated bodies were received during the af
ternoon. One asked support for a Federal
law to permit corporations to issue scrip on
metal tokens or value less than 55 inpay
ment of their debts; another favored open
ing the World's Fair on Sunday, and a third
against the employment of aliens on public
An Ultimatum to Flttsbnrg Theaters.
A recommendation from the General
Committee was adopted, recommending
that the Dnquesne and Alvin theaters of
Pittsburg be declared non-union if they
refuso to sign the scale demanded by the
Machinists and Theatrical unions by Janu
ary 1. Another recommendation was also
concurred in, revoking the charter of tho
Cleveland Sewing Machine Iron Workers'
Union and instructing the members to join
the National Setting -Machine Iron
A breeze over the tariff was provoked by
a negative report on a resolution, oNking an
extra session of Congress for the passage of
free trade legislation. An attempt was
mads to discuss the resolution, but the
chair decided that any discussion on the
tariff was not germane to the issues before
the Federation, and that the resolution was
out of order.
ProC E. J. Salter, of the Ethical Culture
Society, made a short addross on tho recent
economic conferences at Chicago. The con
vention adjourned until to-morrow.
AN ANTI-QUAY RESOLUTION
Before tho State Grango Is Tabled A
Move for a General Itoail BUI,
HAKEI8DUKO, Dec. 14. The morning
session of the State Grange was taken tip
with the reception of resolutions on the call
of counties. A delegate from Armstrong
couuty offered a, resolution denouncing Sen
ator Quay for neglect of official duties, and
indorsing ex-Bepresentattve A I Taggart
for the United States Senate. Frieuds of
Quay and Taggart succeeded in having the
Other resolutions, introduced and re
ferred to committee, favor increased appro-,
prlatinn to the public schools, publication
of 'text books by the State, and a general,
road bilL ,.
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WAR IN HOCKING VALLEY.
Operators and Sllners Having Trouble,
and the Latter Ready to Fight.
Columbus, O., Dec. 14. Special The
peaceful conditions, which have prevailed
in the Hocking Valley regions, are asain
menaced. The trouble grows out of a dis
pute as to the price to be paid for double
shift entry driving in machine mines. The
miners demand 50 cents extra per cubic
yard and the operators offered to give 25
cents. With the consent of both sides the
matter was submitted to arbitration. After
numerous delays, the arbitrators failed to
reach any agreement, because of the refusal
of the operators to recognize the basis on
which it was proposed.
To-day the Executive Committee of the
miners and operators met to tak'j up the
matter and the latter announced they would
not pay more 124 cents extra as against
their original offer of 25 cents. This prop
osition the miners refused to entertain.
They were highly indignant because, as
they .claimed, the operators had broken
faith with them. What the outcome will
be is only a matter of con
jecture. The officials say it all
depends npon the men. It is highly
probable, however, that there may be a
partial or general suspension of work in the
mines of the Hocking Valley, as a result of
tbe position taken by the operators. The
miners say if tbe operators want a fight and
tneir action is to be taken as indication of
tbeir desire, they will be accommodated.
They claim they are ready to make just as
determined a stand as they did in the big
strike of 1881. The story of the trouble is a
QUAY'S GREYHOUND SHOT.
Ho Attacked a Well-Known Beaver Xady
and Nearly Killod Her.
Beater Falls, Dec 14. The Qnay
greyhound, so-called, which bas won some
thing of a reputation as a dangerous ani
mal since the Senator gave him to Mr. Will
Harsba, has finished his record by an ex
ceptionally savage attack on a lady, and
has been sent to his long rest.
Last night while Mrs; Dr. Scroggg, of
Beaver, was crossing the hallway at the
Harsha residence the big brute sprang upon
ber, and, seizing the lady by the side of the
fatee, shook her savacelv" until a niece of
her cheek was torn out in the dog's mouth..
tier snriecs Drougnt assistance ana the ani
mal was beaten off, or he would certainly
have killed her. The terrible experience
of a sensitive woman in the jaws of an in
furiated dog, coupled with tbe dreadfully
painful injury, has shocked her nervous
system so that the lady is completely pros
trated. As the hound had attacked other
people before, he wa3 shot this morning.
PANIC IN A SCHOOL.
A Coffee Fot Bursts and Children Aro In
J tired In a Had Itnsh.
St. Louis, Ma, Dec. 14. At 11:15 this
morning one of the pupils in au npper
room of the Sbepard School, on the corner
of Marine and Winnebago streets, put a pot
of coffee on the stove to boil. Tbe steam
generated in tbe can, blew .off the top and
scattered ho t coffee all over the room. This
caused a panic among the pupils.
une room is on the second floor, and a
number ot pupils jumped from the win
dows to the ground, while the majority of
them choked up the stairways in a mad
effort to get out of the building. The
police report that none were seriously .in
jured, but of the 40 children in the room at
the time of the explosion many will suffer
with bruises, though not a bone was
LIVELY AT M'KEESPORT.
A Big riant, Employing 4,000 Men, From
New York About to Be Located There.
McKeespokt, Pa., Dec 14. Special
Leading business men in tbis city bave
been in correspondence with a great East
ern iron and steel company with head
quarters in New York City in reference to
the proposed removal of the plant to this
section. The capital stock of this concern
is $5,000,000, and there are more, than 4,000
men on its payroll. Its representatives
have been here, and report very favorably
on a'site for the plant two miles above
tfyis city on the Monongahela river. Ne
gotiations have progressed so far that tbe
deal by which the plant will be moved
here in the spring is about closed.
KING MAY BE PARDOJfED.
The Wife Fleadlng With Governor Buch
anan for His Freedom.
Nasiiville, Tenn., Dec 14. Mrs. H.
Clay King has been cioseted'with Governor
Buchanan all day, pleading for her hus
band's liberty. The result cannot be pre
dicted with any certninty.bnt It is generally
believed that Governor Buchanan will suc
cumb to the lady's entreaties and give tho
slayer of David. H. Foiten bis freedom.
TO CLOSE XHE FACI0SIE3.
The Western Flint Glass Association Settles
'Some Important Questions.
Chicago, Decl4. Special The West
ern Flint Glas3 Association met at the
Grand Pacific Hotel to-day for the purpose
of re-affirming prices as established in Pitts -burg
on November 1G. It was unanimously
decided to close the factories on December
24 and not to work again until January 9.
It was also agreed that no contracts should
be maae without dates of shipment and
specificat ions being1 given. - Js
According to the Reiterated
Evidence of a Servant
HE'S NOT A TEETOTALER,
But Says He Drinks on Account of a
How Ingersoll Is Having Lots of Fun
With the Good Editor A Crowded
Court Eoom Amused Lawyers and
tho Court Unatola to Check: the)
Colonel's Volubility Queer Effects o
One Drink of Whisky and Soda A
Canceled Check and a Suargestlv
Letter Another Bound in a Sensa
fSFECUL TZLrORAlI TO TOT DISPATCH.J
New York, Dec 14. The Gray-Shepard
damage suit was resumed to-day before
Judge Parker m the Supreme Court. All
the distinguished persons engaged were
promptly on hand. Colonel Shepard, re
splendent with a diamond horseshoe scarf
pin and fortified by the near presence of
the ex-secretary of the Presbyterian Board
of Missions, showed no fear at least in
any diminution of his roseate color
as to the outcome of the worldly
trials to which he is subjected. When
Colonel Ingersoll was not admiring the
Court his gaze wonld sometimes wander in
the direction of Colonel'Shepard, and then
his face took on an expression of wonder
which could only have been made more in
teresting if the observers had been permit
ted to know what the infidel Colonel was
thinking about the Christian ColoneL The
day's proceedings were begun by Mr. Par
sons, who resumed his re-cross examination
of Mr. Gray.
A Check Causes a Slight Flurry.
A little flurry of excitement was caused
by the production ot a cancelled check,
which Mr. Parsons intimated was the one
Colonel Shepard had enclosed to Gray when
Colonel Shepard sent Gray the following
Commissions aro not generally paid until
tho bill Is collected. Fifteen per cent is the
usual advertising commission. In some,
rare cases higher rates maybe paid. Un
doubtedly 25 per cent wonlnbe considered
very satisfactory in the case. Do not bavo
any trip-up. Do not nso the check until
necessary. You can probably Bavo thia
amount added to the bid say $20,000. Try it.
They are weak and yield easily.
"Is that the chect yon received with that
memorandum?" asked Mr. Parsons. ,-r
Mr. Gray examined tho check carinli
and replied:, 'afthls is the check H ha4
been altered since I received it. The check
I received was not dated. This check has a
date. The date has been inserted if it is the
An article inserted in a newspaper which
stated that Colonel Shepard loved Gray
caused a wrangle between counsel, after
which Mr. Parsons took the witness in hand
again, and made him go over the Everetf
House drinking episode. The witness in
sisted that Colonel Sbepard was drunk
npon that occasion. The witness at this
point said he wished to correct his testi
mony about the Everett House drinks.
Upon that occasion he had drunk lemon
soda, and Colonel Sbepard whisky and
tho Colonel Was Hopelessly Drank.
"Did Colonel Shepard drink whisky both
times?" asked Mr. Parsons.
"Yes, whisky both times."
"And that made him drunk?"
"Yes, he was drunk."
This testimony caused the spectators so
much amnsement that Judge Parker threaU
ened to clear tbe courtroom if the laughter
Colonel Ingersoll again took the witness
and said: "Now that that Everett House
drink bas been forced up again, just tell
how von know Colonel Shepard was
The witness said: "We started from tho
Everett House in Colonel Shepard's cab.
He talked foolishly in the cab and got out
at the Fifth Avenue Hotel, leaving me in
the cab. I remained in the cab until Col
onel Shenard returned and then drove home
"Well, yon say he was drunk. How do
"His actions in the cab; he talked fool
ishly and I had to help him out."
"Did you help him any more?"
"Yes I helped him up the steps to his
"Did he need yonr help?"
"Certainly, or I should not have helped
"Well, what thpn?"
"Then I helped him to the library, where
I put him on a lounge and left him."
Judge Dittenhoeffer caIled.to the witness
stand William G. McLaughan, a newspaper
man, who was offered as an expert witness
as to Mr. Gray's general fitness to perform
tbe duty of a publisher. On the admission
of Mr. Parsons that the plaintiff's general
fitnesr was not an issue, the witness and
several others on hand for the same purpose
Official Morality Not In It.
"Our case," said Colonel IngersolL
Police Commissioner McClave was called
by the defense. He said he had no recol
lection of having been solicited in 1888 br
Mr. Gray for an advertisement for the Mall
"Did yon not see Mr. Gray in Saratoga
in 1888 at the convention where Warner
Miller was nominated for Governor?"
"I do not remember. It is highly im
probable that I was at that convention, as
being a Police Commissioner, a public offi
cial, I have considered it to be my bounden
duty to abstain from any participation as a
partisan in political affairs, and there
"Ob, never mind the morality of it," in
terrupted Colonel IngersolL "Were you.
there in a moral capacity?"
"I do not remember."
Then Colonel Shepard was recalled and
was told to give his recollection of tho
Everett House drinking. He said: "Mr.
Gray's story about that incident is a verr
contemptible falsehood. I was never drunk:
in my life I am not a total abstainer, but
do take a little stimulant occasionally to
assist digestion. I do so upon advice of
my physician. On the night in question X
was very much exhausted by my labors as
Chairman of tho Emancipation Troclama
nation Anniversary Jubilee and took a
very little whisky at the Everett House to
stimulate my digestion. I only took one
half a glass."
"That is all," said Mr. Parsons.
The Colonel started to explain abont the
J100 bill incident. "Never mind that," ex
claimed Mr. Parsons impatiently. Coloael