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FOSTER IS FIRM.
In Keplying to Springer's
Strictnres on the Treasury-
SINKING FUND NOT CASE,
But a Simple Statement of the Debts
That Hare Been raid.
The Secretary Thinks His Monthly State
ments Have Always Shown Uncle
Sam Just Where He Stood Finan
cially Light on the Changres in Form
of the Debt Statement Minor Coin as
an Available Asset Pension Pay
ments and the State of the Treasury
Blaine Most Certainly on His Death
bed Eis W'fe Denies That He Has
Even Thought of Joining the Catholic
Church Congressman Scull
Keeps the Seat in Congress
Greevy Tried So Hard to Get.
rsrECI TEL-CRAM TO THE DISPATCn.1
Washingtos, Dec. 16. Secretary Fos
ter professes to view without alarm the
resolution recently adopted by the House
of Representatives providing fcraninves
, ligation of the financial condition oF the
Government. The Secretary predicts that
the investigation will show, among other
commendable things, the fact that during
the four years of the present administra
tion not a single doll Jr of the Government's
money has been lost through dishonesty on
the part of the Federal officials. Secretary
"I cannot help being amused by reading
a recent interview with Chairman Springer
on this subject. The interviewer was
evidently endeavoring to ascertain the
scope of his investigation. Mr. Springer
was asked whether he expected the investi
gation to disclose the fact that the Secretary
of the Treasury has uced money irom the
seeking fund to meet the obligations of the
Government Then Mr. Springer, with a
seriousness that is truly comical, is said to
Lave replied that he could not tell, as that
is ore of the points to be brought out in the
Sarcasm for the Luckless Springer.
"Why, bless his innocent sonl! Mr.
Springer evidently does not understand
what the sinking fund is. He seems to be
under the impression that the sinking fund
consists of so much hard cash, when in fact
it is nothing more than a system of book
keeping, or a record of the accounts of ihe
Government tbat have been paid and can
celed. It h not a big stocking full of
money, as certain people imagine, bnt it is
simply a statement of the debts that have
"TheD, again, the interviewer asked Mr.
Springer it he suspected that the reserve
fund had been drawn upon during the
present administration. With the same
seriousness Mr. Springer is raid to have re
plied that he could not tell, but he expected
to settle that question during the coming
investigation. The monthly statements
which have been issued show that the re
serve fund has remained untouched, and it
is positively amusint; that Mr. Springer
should know so little about two ot the most
simple problems in connection with the
Chansps in Presenting the Dent Statement.
Concerning the modification of the debt
statement under the present administration
it is claimed to be simply a change in the
system of bookkeping. The same officials
who have prepared the debt statements un
der several previous administrations, in
cluding the Cleveland administration, now
pertorm the service. Mr. MacLennan, the
chief of the Warrant Division, who is the
epert on the debt statement, explains the
"Instead of setting apart the money rep
resenting the bonds which have matured
and were payable on demand, but were un
paid, the interest, the fractional currency
and minor subsidiary coin, instead of re
moving it from our cash account we left it
in. Tty taking it out our balance wonld be
smaller, and by leaving it in our bal ance
would appear larger. It has been the prac
tice during many administrations, when the
balance was large, to keep those items out.
On other occasions, when the balance would
run down wt would include them in our
balance to help make a good showing. It
makes no diDerence whether these items
are in or out of the cash account, the amonnt
of money they represent is in the treasury
all the time, only it is presented in a differ
Minor Coin as an Available Asset.
"Such changes in the style of presenting
the debt statement are made at the discre
tion of the Secretary. Under the Cleveland
administration, when Mr. Jordan was Treas
urer, be claimed that minor coin was not an
available asset. The best evidence that it
is has been demonstrated br the fact that
the amount has been reduced from 530,000,
000 to $11,000,000 by the demand of trade
and the World's Fair souvenir coin."
Secretary Foster says he has no idea how
Mr. Springer and his committee propose
to conduct their investigation, but he will
find the records of the department at his
disposal whenever he calls for them.
In looking into the affairs of the Xational
Treasury the sub-committee of the Commit
tee on Ways and Means will attempt to
learn something new about the amount of
monev paid lor pensions. In this connec
tion it is expected that it will be shown
that Commissioner Eaum's estimates as at
first submitted to Secretary IToble were lor
Slb5.000.000, and were revised because the
Treasury would not be able to stand such a
The First Estimates Far Too Large
If this matter is probed by the committee,
Secretary .Coble will state, as he finally
stated lo-day, that the first estimates were
largely in excess of the amount finally
asreed upon just how mucn in excess Sec
retary Noble would not make public. Secretary-
Noble alio declined to say whether
the Cabinet had considered the pension
The Seerelarv. however, was emphatic in
denying that the issues of pension certificates
were lagging. So baa oa bit aesJc thojUi
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report for the week ending December 14,
showing that during that ireek nearly 6,000
certificates had been issued.
"This," he said, "shows that we are still
granting pensions np to the capacity of the
bureau. As for the money to pay them, I
can simply say that I have received assur
ances from the Treasury that there are
funds sufficient to meet all the demands
which the pension bureau can make."
BLAINE ON HIS )EATHBED.
Tho Knowledge Keeps All Newspapers
rrom Him His "Wire Has a Card Issued
Denying That Mr. Blaine Even Thinks
of Joining the Catholic Church.
"Washlsoton', Dec 16. .'jt
Hon. James G. Blaine remains in the same
condition to-night that he has been in for
the past week. He is very ill, and for two
or three days has been seriously so. That
he is in danger of immediate death his
physicians or the members of his family
will not admit He has received no visitors
since Monday last, no one but the doctors
and members of the family being permitted
to see him. To-night there are no -carriages
before tbe house, and no indications
of anything unusual occurring.
A close friend of the Blaine family who
has never before been denied admission to
Mr. Blaine's room at any time, day or
night, on any occasion, said to-day that he
knows Mr. Blaine is a verr sick man, for
u hen he called yesterday he was unable to
see even Mrs. Blaine.
The attending physician still refuses ab
solutely to state the nature of Mr. Blaine's
disease or discuss his condition from any
Etandpoint The public generally now re
card Mr. Blaine as on his deathbed, and the
knowledge of this general impression dis
tresses Mrs. Blaine very much, and for the
nast few days she has attempted to keep
the papers awav from Mr. Blaine.
A leading Congressman, a Republican,
who has been of late a trnsted friend of Mr.
Blaine, said to The Dispatch correspond
ent to-day that Mr. Blaine would undoubt
edly have precipitated the quarrel between
himself and President Harrison sooner than
he did by resigning irnm the Cabinet and
thus announcing himself as a Presidental
candidate, had it not been that he feared
that the persistent statements of leading
newspapers thit his health was gone had
weakened him with tbe masses of the peo
ple. Alter the convention Mr. Blaine ex
pressed the opinion that his fear had been
well founded, as he had lost the support of
many old friends through their belief that
he was a broken-down man.
The rumors a to Mr. Blaine's alleged
conversion to the Catholic Church appear
to have no foundation. This letter was late
to-night given to the press:
17 Madisox Place. )
Washikgtov, Dec 16. 1892. J
Mrs. Ulainc, in answer to many letters of
anxious inquiry sent her on the subject,
BSks me to state that there is not the slight
est truth In the report that Mr. Blaine has
enteied the Romun Catholic Church, and
that nothing could be further from his
though! or intention.
It should b- needless to state that Father
Ducey has never been at the house.
James G. Blaise, Jr.
AN EXTRA SESSION LIKELY.
Cleveland More Opposed Than Ever to
Calling Congress Together in the Spring
A Bill May Pass, Though, Making
Such a Step Unnecessary.
"WASHnrGTO-T, Dec 16. Sperfo- Ex
tra session gossip was set agoing again to
day by the report from New York that
President-elect Cleveland, through one of
his most intimate friends, had given out
the word that he is not in favor of an extra
session of Congress to meet toon after the
4th of March. If this be true It it but a
repetition of what has been said before by
It was hardly known that he was elected,
and the extra session talk had hardly begun,
- hen Mr. Cleveland told Senator Carlisle
and other of his former administration
friends that he would only agree to an extra
session in the event of extreme necessity,
such as tbe lailnre of one or more of the
appropriation bills. 'This attitude has
cooled the ardor of some of the enthusiasts
amazingly, and has made for Mr. Cleveland
many a lukewarm friend among men in
high' estate who had been before his most
It is a remarkable fact that few Demo
crats can now be found who have any faith
in the exalted protestations of Cleveland in
favor ot tariff reform, and it is their opinion
that he will subscribe to such changes as
will be made by Congress, if the Senate
falls into the hands ot the Democrats, only
under a processor coercion.
It is this conviction that the President
elect will refuse to call a special session for
next March that has spurred the advocates
of a change of date of the meeting of Con
gress to more energetic eflorts than they
would otherwise have felt impelled to
make General Hooker, of Mississippi,
who has introduced the most popular bill
providing tor this change, said to the cor
respondent of The Dispatch to-day that
while he had made no formal canvass ot the
House, from his conversations with many
members of influence on both sides of the
chamber he was convinced that a bill,
probably his own, providing for the regular
meeting of Congress soon after the March 4
in each year, would pass the House, and he
bad no doubt of its passage in the Senate.
SCULL KEEPS HIS SEAT.
The Committee on Elections Votes Unanl
monsly Against Greevy's Contest Some
or the Fine Points Ka'sed A Tedious
Job for the Arbiters Sotting a Pre
cedent. "Washing-OK-, Dec 16. S'nedor.jit
is probable that no contested election case
ever before Congress involved more labor
for the Committee on Flections than that
of Greevy versus Scull, of the Twentieth
Pennsylvania district, which was decided
to-day by a unanimous vote of the commit
tee in favor of Scull, the Republican con
testec There were over 3,300 pages of
closely-printed matter in the evidence
which had to be sifted, and which also in
volved an examination of evidence in re
gard to hundreds of votes which were de
While the main features of the contest
hinged on the number of illegal votes cast
on each side through lailure to register or
other carelessness, another question arose
which is not only of interest in connection
with this case, but which will have a bear
ing on the contest of W. H. Andrews, of
Crawford, in his contest for a seat in the
Pennsylvania Legislature This is the
question whether a citizen of a township
can legally vote in a borough situated with
in that township. A considerable number
of votes of this character were cast for both
tbe contestant and contestee, and while the
votes so cast were so nearly balanced that
they did not affect the decision, the legality
ot such votes was an interesting question,
which remains undecided.
Representative Gillespie, of Mercer
county, who, single-handed, saved the day
for Rockwell, the Democratic contestee in
the -ioyes-Bockwell case, when all the
committee were in favor of seating Noyes,
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holds that no matter what the decisions
ot courts may have been on this point, the
constitution of tbe State is clear and un
mistakable It declares that an elector
"shall have resided in the election district
where he shall o3er to vote at least two
months immediately preceding the elec-
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LEARNED A LESSON. ISCSIM. DE LESSEPS' SON . A ALLEGHENY'S '1
Cleveland's' Friends Assured
That He Will Not Favor
the Mugwumps as
This Time He Will See That No Trim
mers Are Left Around
TO DO UP HIS PARTY AT ELECTION.
A rti-Snappers Trying to Find a Good Place
for Carl -chnrz,
BUT THiTAEE AFRAID OF THE SENATE
rSrCCIAL TEL-GRAM TO THE DISPATCn.l
New Yoke:, Dec 16. Mr. Cleveland had
any .number of Democi-tie visitors from
out-of-town to-day, both at his law offices in
the Mills building and at his home. His
two principal visitors were Arthur Sewell
and Don Dickinson, of the National Demo
Two interesting stories came out, one of
which Mr. Cleveland knows and the other
he will learn to-morrow. The first relates
to a conversation with Mr. Cleveland, with
a United States Senator in the party, whose
name The Disfatch is not permitted to
print Mr. Cleveland and this Democratic
Senator, in the most natural way possible,
got to talking about the course Mr. Cleve
land would pursue on the patronage quest
ion after his inauguration. The Demo
cratic Senator had not been in full accord
with Mr. Cleveland's ideas on patronage
during his first administration. The Sena
tor thought that too much consideration
had been shown to the Republicans. It was
Mr. Cleveland's first administration, and
there was a good deal of talk ot this kind.
A Lesson Learnrd by Experience.
Mr. Cleveland, it appears from the con
versation that be has just had with the
United States Senator, did not wish to look
upon Republican officeholders with too
severe an eye, so long as they attended to
their duties. He believed that they could
be won from their erring ways, if 'Considera
tion was shown to them. This, at least.was
his feeling in some cases. To put it in
another wav, he did not believe that some
of these Republican officials should be
bandied without gloves. But when became
up for 're-election in 1888, and when the
Democratic party was straining every nerve
to re-elect him, these Republican officials
and their friends turned out to be just as
bitter partisans as ever.
The United States Senator who has just
talked over these matters with Mr. Cleve
land, says that the President-elect had his
eyes opened then, and he bas cot them wide
open now. "Mr. Cleveland," said the
Senator, "will regard the civil service laws
as they exist but no consideration will be
shown the Republican officeholders.
His Party to Be Taken Care Of,
"There are grave questions of legislation
confronting Mr. Cleveland and his counsel
ors, and most oi their attention will have
to be directed on them at first, but in odd
moments Mr. Cleveland will see to it that
the Democrt'lo party secures what belongs
to it In his conversation with me he doei
not propose to show 'any mercy to Repub
lican officials outside the civil service and
for that matter. Republican officials in the
civil service will be tumbled out if they can
be shotrn to be incompetent and lazy.
"Mr. Cleveland's ideas about those matters
have undergone a great change He knows
the trimmers and those who were kept in
office during his administration on the be
lief that they had experienced a change of
heart Those fellows will be tumbled out
as speedily as possible No one will rejoice
more over their discomfiture than the light
ing Republicans' themselves.
"I was rejoiced to hear Mr. Cleveland talk
as he did. He will remember the friends
who have been personally loyal to him in
the Democratic partv outside of the regular
organizations. He Is an ardent believer in
organization 'though, and, in my opinion,
no just Democrat will have cause for com
plaint against Mr. Cleveland when it comes
to pass around the offices."
Looking for a Place for Schnrz.
The other story which has been kept from
Mr. Cleveland is that a secret effort has
been going on since election day by the
Mugwumps to boost Carl Schurz into some
prominent office under Mr. Cleveland's ad
ministration. It turns out that the ridicu
lous mention of Carl Schurz for Senator to
succeed Frank Hiscock was made as "a
feeler" by the Mugwumps. It was received
with such jeers by the Democrats all over
the country who have not forgotten 1876,
that Schurz's name was quickly withdrawn.
Since that time the Mugwumps have been
on a still bunt for a place into which Carl
Schurz can be pushed.
One or more of the enthusiastic Mug
wumps have thought it possible that Mr.
Schurz might be appointed to the Cabinet
This has been considered more absurd than
the suggestion of sending Schurz to Wash
ington as the junior Democratic Senator
from New York State
It should be clearly kept in mind that
the secret effort to advance Mr. Schurz is
not known to Mr. Cleveland. The Mug
wumps have looked over the foreign ap
pointments in tbe hope of finding a com
fortable booth for Schurz. They wish to
give him a place compatible with "his dig
nity." There are lots of places to be filled
by Mr. Cleveland and his Secretary of
State They have no idea bow Mr. Cleve
land would receive the suggestion looking
to the advancement of Mr. Schurz, ,
Mugwumps Afraid of the Senate.
But these Mugwumps are mightily afraid
of the United States Democratic Senators,
the confirming power. They have the testi
mony of a Republican United States Sen
ator that if it is necessary to secure Repub
lican votes in the Senate to confirm Mr.
Schurz tbey can have them. This Repub
lican United States Senator, though, has
admitted that they would aid tbe Mug
wumps in such a scheme because it would
make the Democratic party mad clear
But these Mugwumps admit that they
must first convince Mr. Cleveland that Mr.
Schurz should receive recognition. They
do not propose to undertake that task until
after Mr. Cleveland's inauguration. In the
meantime they are subsoiling and working
in every direction, in the hope of securing
sufficient backing for Mr. Schurz.
Mr. Washburn, of Minnesota, tbe au
thor of the anti-option bill, arrived from
Washington to-night He says that Cash
man K. Davis will be re-elected United
States Senator by the Republican Legisla
ture of his State Senator Washburn said
that while it was probable that some of the
Senators who were favorable to the anti-
option bill last summer had changed their
minds, he still believed that he had votes
enough to pass tbe bill after the present
Jfot Betting Big Bed Apples.
"I'll bet you a big apple, Senator, that
you would not dare go on the New York
Stock .Exchange to-morrow," said one of
"That would be foolhardy," replied the
.Sedator as he smoked bis cigar.
"1 11 bet you another big apple that yon
wouid Botcuure logo gums ,-iew xorit jwua tnc w J ttiaa-.
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sonable that I dare go oa the Produce Ex- - s. xw B HllllSl lJJ IV
change. I have business interests which J ,ffcy " 1 fU l 'it' f nnPTnTriPr fc
raStUaSft SSffiSST Among fbe Big Game Bagged TifflfSfe X. --ImII'A rUoUmbti 1
SSSiAiu?iftlB Yesterday in the Panama I WmMBnM . ,uo,umuu 1
'SVwashburn was asked how Presi- Canal SCUtlM. MW jW'lf fg WMiMMBJi I
dent Harrison would receive the bill if it fi 11 'MM (l lRgX,r-- I i A'll',l T l,3 .TOWi i'lf io-xt 4. T o 1 A J?
passed the Senate. For a reply he said that ' f UiH ! foM-W VXJrfl 111 fi wik A Site IS at last Selected fOX i
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&. KLuld not 8t&te tDe natare ot his THE 'NEW MINISTKY ACTS W . BMfUK J,f W 1 the Nortnside Gorn- j
A BIG GREEN GOODS RAID.
Anthony Comstock Gets Three
Loads of the Stuff.
NewYoek, Dec ia 6eci Three
express wagons drove np to police head
quarters just before 10 o'clock this evening,
in charge of Anthony Comstock. They
were loaded with circulars, some, in large
sheets, Just as they came from the press,
and others done up in packages ready for
distribution. The circulars were of the
regulation "green goods" type, and came
from the printing office of Eugene A.
Marvin, 482 Eighth avenue Officers
with Comstock made the raid this
afternoon. In a room adjoining
Marvin's office they found two pressmen at
worK on a cylinder press striking off the
green goods sheet, and arrested them and
the foreman. Marvin was not to be found.
Four forms were seized, and 187,500 circu
lars in packages. On the upper floor, the
officers found some electrotypes, which were
The circular is a long document, very
well written. The terms to buyers of caw
dust for money are given as follows: Five
hundred dollars buys $7,000, J650 buys 510,
000, and 81,000 buys $20,000. There were
also a lot of imitation newspaper clippings
to tbe effect that experts could not tell the
counterfeit money from the genuine.
A MANIAC WIFE
Shoots Dead Her ITusband as Ho Lay
Sleeping in His Bed.
Bridgeton, N. J., )ec 16. At Green
wich this morning George Bowers, a rail
road fireman, was shot and instantly killed
by his wife while he was sleeping in bed.
The last of their three children was born
about three months ago, and since that time
Mrs. Bowers has acted strangely. The
murdered niaa's father was awakened by
the report of the gun, and went down stairs
to investigate There he found his
daughter-in-law, who grasped his arm and
"Papa, get me a razor; I want to cut my
Beside the murdered man lay his3-month-old
babe, sleeping soundlv, the report from
the gun not having disturbed it Tbe family
seized Mrs. Bowers, and a terrible struggle
began. She was finally bound to a lounge
After she had become more composed she
said she had killed her husband, but was
very sorry she had done so. She was placed
in jail, where she sits sobbing and moaning.
She is undoubtedly insane
BIG RAILROAD DEAL.
Beading Combine Secures More Con
nections Up In New England.
SPBfGriELD Mass., Dec 16. The
greatest railroad deal of recent years, so far
as Western Massachusetts is concerned, was
checkmated last night and to-day. Tbe
New York, New Haven and Hartford RaiW
road Tuesday -ectred,rom the, directors of'
the Connecticut River Railroad their con
sent to lease that road, the idea being
eventually to make it a part of the consoli
dated system. '
A bomb was-thrown into financial circles
in this city this morning, when it was re
ported that tbe Boston and Maine interests
had secured an option or purchased over
11,600 shares of Connecticut River stock out
of a total capitalization of $2,580,000. This
.made it necessary to secure only a few hun
dred shares to require two-thirds vote of
the stockholders of the Connecticut River
to lease that road, which seems to effectu
ally prevent tbe lease of tbe road to the
New York, New Haven and Hartford in
HAWAII'S ANGRY VOLCANO.
Two Towns and All Surrounding Planta
tions Arc in Peril.
SAir Fkancisco, Dec 16. Mauna Loa,
the great volcano of Hawaii, is in eruption
again and threatens the destruction of the
villages of Hiloao and Waiaken at its east
ern base, and extensive plantations of cocoa
nuts and cane For five day! previous to
the last steamer's departure illuminations
had been on a grand scale, and the whole
countrv had been shaken by a prodigious
Mauna Loa, more than 60 miles, threw
weird light over tile ocean and all the coun
try around. The earthquakes began Friday
morning, December 8, and increased in force
till evening, when flames burst from Mauna
Loa. The rumblings grew in volume from
that time on. It is feared the entire vil
lage of Hiloao and the neighboring town of
Waiaken may be destroyed, and that the
vast and valuable plantations surrounding
them will be covered with lava. ,
A HUGE DEFALCATION.
Hundreds of Thousands of Dollars Said to
Be Taken From a Wall Street Man.
NewYobk, Dee 16. A rumor became
prevalent in Wall street this afternoon that
a great defalcation had been discovered. It
was reported that the executor and trustee
of a rich stock broker, who died several
years ago, bad embezzled several hundred
thousand dollars of the estate and fled to
J. B. Clews, of Henry Clews & Co.. said
be had heard of the story, but was not
sufficiently well informed to make any
A MURDERER OF WOMEN
Believed to Be In tne Bands of the Law
at West Superior, TTIs.
West Stjpebioe, Wis., Dec 16. Three
days ago Dick Edwards, alias "Texas
Jack," was arrested here, charged with a
small theft of jewelry. The police allowed
no communication with the prisoner. To
day Chief of Police Hockley, of Denison,
Tex., arrived in the city after Edwards, who
is wanted for murder in Texas.
Tbe officers say others not yet caught are
involved in tbe matter. It Is said Edwards
is wanted for the quadruple murder of
women, but the officers will neither affirm
or deny the, report Application for ex
tradition has been made
HOSE LAHDS IK SIGHT.
Oklahoma Has Its Eyes on Otlrer'Indlan
Reservations Yet Unopened.
El Reno, O. , Dec 16. An organized
effort it under way for the opening of the
Wichita, Kiowa and Comanohe Indian
reservation during this session of Con-
Tho agricultural lands embraced in these
resarrations cannot be surpassed, and the
nrosDective mining fields on the Wichita
.Mountains add an additional incentive for
bnrrrine ud the ratification of the treaty
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And the Arrests Loudly Applauded s$V AJKiwn-inY ? lBTwi J
wagon- by Nearly All Frenchmen.. ffliV'wru ?s .U7V3 inf?7v-? 7J- II
RIB0T REALLY HAD A MINORITY, W lrf SfipuKi?
As the Cabinet -Tembsrs All Toted
THE KEW PBIS0NERS NOW
JParis, Dec 16. The sensation of to-day
was the arrest of Charles, the son of Ferdi
nand De Lesseps, together with Fontane
and Leroy. The arrests were made by order
of M. Bourgeois, Minister of Justice, for
their alleged connection with the Panama
Canal frauds. M. Henry Lonis Felix Cottu,
for whose arreBt an order was also issued,
bas fled to Vienna.
Tbe .news of the arrest of the Panama
directors caused a sensation in the Chamber
of Deputies and much excitement in the
lobbies. Some of the members of the
Panama Commission of Investigation pro
posed to suspend the inquiry.
The police have been making a wholesale
descent to-day in search of documents and
othei evidence for use in the prosecution of
the Panama Canal directors and others ac
cused. Armed with warrants of search, they
visited the -premises of the Panama Canal
Company and also the premises of M.
Thierree Besides searching Thierree's
premises,they searched those of his partner,
M. Propper, wbo had joined with M. '
Thierree in refusing to enter into any par
ticulars about the 26 checks to bearer
which the company had given to Baron
Reinacb. The police searcbed, also, tbe
residence of M. Herz, who is alleged to be
deeply implicated in tbe Panama schemes
of Reinach, and who was with Reinach
shortly before his death. .
What San Leroy Is Accnsed Of.
M. San Le Roy is charged with having ac
cepted a bribe as a member of the Chamber
of Deputies. The charges against the officers
of the company on which summonses were
previously served and on which they have
now been arrested, are that thev have joint
ly made use of fraudulent imaginary credit;
that tbey have dissipated credit entrusted
them for a specific purpose, and that they
have swindled others out of part or all of
their means of living on their fortunes.
The penalties to which the heads of the
Panama Company have made themselves
liable, should the theory of the prosecution
be established, are one yerfr's imprisonment
at least and five yean at most, and a fine
The convict may also be deprived of civil
rights from the day on which be leaves tbe
prison tor five years at least and ten years
at most, andbe,moreover,forbidden to vote
A member, of the Investigating Commit-
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pach sears, states that enough poisons
were seized to Kin a wnoie garrison. The
situation grows in gravity. In reality the
Ministry, in tbe vote of the Chambers yes
terday, was in the minority, since there "was
only an apparent majority of six votes.' The
vpte of the eight Ministers was a vote for
themselves, which was contrary to all prece
dents. The Investigating Commission Win Stay.
The Panama Investigating Commission
met to-dav, and after a long discussion of
the situation, unanimously decided not to
resign. As yet no warrant has been issued
for the arrest of M. Ferdinand de Lesseps.
It was decided to make the arrests already
mentioned at a meeting held last night, at
which M. Ribot, the Prime Minister; M.
Bourgeois, Minister of Justice; tbe Pro
cureur General and the bead of the crim
inal department were present The prose
cution of MM. Charles de Lesseps, Fontaine
and San Leroy will be entirely distinct
from the others.
An enormous quantity of documents have
been seized. So great was the number that
14 vans were required to transport them.
The evening papers assert that four more
Important arrests are imminent. It is re
ported that the Government will ask the
ecution of a number of its members.
Premier Bibot Is Commended.
Tbe Presidents of the four Republican
groups waited upon M. Ribot to-day and
congratulated him upon the decision of the
Government, the firmness of which is gen
erally approved in the lobbies and the
Chamber Itself. Its firmness bas received
for it a decided majority in the Chamber.
Only the members of the Right and some of
the Radicals disapprove ot the Govern
The arrested Panama Canal directors were
arraigned before Magistrate Franquilie and
protested their innocence They were
committed to the Mazas prison.
Jules Picard, President of the Suez Canal
Company, has written a letter to the Presi
dent of the Paris Agents de Chang, saying
that the shareholders in the Suez canal need
not be alarmed over the arrest of Charles
de Lesseps, at the Suez Canal Company is
absolutely certain to progress satisfactorily.
The Arrests Made Very Quietly.
The arrest of Charles de Lesseps was to
quietly effected that even his wile was not
aware of it until the coachman returned
home. It is supposed that Mr. Cottu has
gone to Turkey, where he has estates and
great industrial interests. He has a fine
residence in Constantinople Tbe prisoners,
after being lodged in jail,' were permitted
to obtain cheap meals from a neighboring
It is reported that M. Brisson will prose
cute some of the members of the Reinach
family. Charles de Lesseps cannot be re
garded as a vulgar swindler; yet from his
technical training as an engineer he ought
to have known better than his father the
difficulty ot the enterprise He was de
ceived by the belief that the Reinachs con
trolled the Parliament, the press and the
judiciature, and also by the hope that the
-Knropean powers would tate over the plant
and co-operate with American in finishing
The Orleanlsts Now Agitating.
A Madrid correspondent says that there
'will shortly be a gathering at- Seville oi
Orleans princes inoluding the Compte de
Paris, to discuss the attitude of the Orlean
lsts in the election in France arising out of
the present crisis. "Tbey must be prudent
in their conduct," tbe correspondent says,
"or Premier Sagasta will forbid th. meet
ing on the ground that it is likely to dis
turb the existing relations between Spain
The Standard' Paris correspondent says
that the reason Ferdinand de Lesseps was
not arrested is that he took no active part
in the bribery operations,
Weaver's Plurality In Idaho 1,631.
Boise City, Idaho, Dec 16. The of
ficial count for Idaho has been completed by
the Secretary of Stale, a.followt: Weaver,
10.430: Harrison. 8.790. McConnell. Re-
nblican. Sot Governor hul 9 loialitrvX'"1 further investigate the frauds.
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THE FRENCH PROMOTERS STRICTLY IN IT.
A MOVE FOR RELIEF
From Heresy Hunters Such as Are
Pro-secntins- Prof. Briggs.
A BIG STEP TOWARD LIBERALITY
Taken by a Knmher of Treshyteriana Who
PLANS OP Aj QKEAT PEACE COMBINE
rSFXCIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
New York, Dec 16. Ever since the
adjournment of the Presbyterian Synod,
which met in Albany, last October, there
has been in process of formation a move
ment to quiet the agitation in church
circles caused by the Briggs case Dr.
Briggs carried his case before tbe Synod on
complaints against the Presbytery, and he
argued it there with great vehemence and
pertinacity. None of the so-called anti
Briggs men of this city were there to meet Dr.
Briggs in the debate, but tbe Synod refused
to take action, and left tbe case undis
turbed on the docket of the New York
The coterie of Briggs sympathizers at
Albany were greatly disappointed at this,
and tney showed their disappointment in
many ways. Dr. Briggs tried to make an
issue in Presbytery, at the opening of his
trial last month, of the very points raised
by bim at Albany. This failed. But the
friends of Dr. Briggs were busy in other
directions. They talked and wrote friends.
Besult of a Peace Convention.
Last week it was rumored that Dr. A.
V. V. Raymond, of Albany, was coming to
this city to hold a peace convention in the
midst of the Briggs trial. He is one of the
most active and energetic friends of Dr.
Briggs. He arrived and attended the
Union dinner, disposed of some church
uusinri- -b iu- jrjxBDyf-rian ucuuq-artcrs
at 53 Fifth avenue, and was then ready
for his peace congress.
By this time Samuel M: Hamilton, D.
D., of Louisville, was on the ground. He
was formerly pastor of tbe Scotch Church,
in this city, and bis attendance at the trial
of Dr. Briggs was noted by many. He was
among those who daily crowded around Dr.
Briggs to congratulate bim.
Tennis S. Hamlin, D. D., of Washington,
ex-President Cleveland's pastor, next ar,
rived. Then came Charles Wood, D. D.,
of Germantown, Pa., Mrs. Cleveland's
spiritual adviser and friend. The oklier
members of the peace coterie were within
easy reach. They were Thomas S. Hast
ings and Francis Brown, of the faculty of
"Union Theological Seminary; Henry Van
Dyke, D. D., of the Brick Presbyterian
Church; Lewis Lampman, of the High
Street Chnrch, Newark; Wilton Merle
Smith, D. D., pastor of the Central Presby
terian Church and a director of Union
Seminary; George Alexander, D. D., pastor
of the University Place Presbyterian
A Meeting to Talk Over Matters.
On Tnesdav evening these eentlemen met
around the dinner table of Dr. Van Dyke.
They talked over tbe matter of tbe Briggs
trial, and deprecated it as an attempt to
narrow the limitations of tbe Presbyterian
pulpit They wanted the Church broad and
wide enough to contain both liberal theo
logians and traditionalists. They consid
ered an organized effort necessary to check
the advance of "heresy hunters."
It was not a meeting. It was a private
talk, and its results are to materialize later,
when the end of the Briggs trial is reached.
As to the present, all who were at the
meeting positively refuse to talk, It is the
beginning of a combine such as was formed
a half century ago to quiet the excitement
resulting from the trial of Albert Barne", of
Philadelphia. The plan is to bring the
matter to tbe attention of the public before
the meeting of Presbyteries that are to elect
commissioners to the next General Assem
bly. Not the Only Important Afi.fr.
The next General Assembly of the Pres
byterian Church meets in Washington next
May. It will have to consider the Briggs
case and the Smith case on appeal, and it is
an essential matter in the plan of the peace
comDine to see mat me iioerais,are in con
trol at this assembly. That is the aim of
the gathering of the ncted liberals in this
city and the dinner party at the house of
the energetic, ambitious and eloquent
pastor of the brick church was its in
ception. Another matter, no less "important, to
eome before the next Assembly is tbe final
action on the revision of the Confession.
The proposed revision is not extreme
enough to satisfy the liberls,tand the com
bine will go in to defeat the present report,
with a view to securing a new commission
and of adopting a short creed. This u ill
require active work in tbe chtrth stssions
to secure liberal elders as Presbyters, and
still more active work in the l'rrb ti ries
to secure adverse votes on the revision over
tures. SOUTHERN PENSION FRAUDS.
Papers Made Out for People 'Who Sever
Noaro-K, Va., Dec 15. .SwiV.
The United States Court was again in ses
sion here to-day to continue the pension
fraud cases. Benjamin Richardson, Jr., a
nephew of W. R. Drury, uho uas con
victed yesterday, was found guilty of false
ly entering his name as a witness and was
sentenced to six months In jail and to par
a fine of $100.
These frauds prove to be one nf the
greatest enacted probably in tbe South, as
hundreds of names of applicants tor pen
sions were sent to Washington that were
never heard of. The authorities will wait
till pensiops are iQrwarded he.re at.tbe next
quarter, sent to fictitious names, and. will
KIDNAPED HIS SWEETHEART
And Had Her Manacled in an Insane Asv
I lum for Two Days and a Night The
Deed Cost the Young Man 93,500
Chicago, Dec 16. A verdict of $5,500
was to-day awarded to Miss Annette Mun
son in a most romantic case The suit was
against George Little, his brother and
Miss Munson and George Little had been
sweethearts. The testimony showed that
her affections cooled as the young man's
grew more ardent On the evening of March
7, 1891, George and his brother Albert went
to Annette's house She was sick and
alone, having sent her brother for her old
nurse, "Aunty Robb." Her father and
mother were in Washington, where the
former is connected with the Government
printing office Albert remained outside
while George went in. He and Annette
had angry words about their love affairs,
and George started toward the girL She
drew a revolver, and in tbe scuffle it was
Then the brother came in, and the two
boys dragged the girl out into the storm to
their own home, a mile away. Then
George went for Annette's brother. The
girl was taken to the family physician, Dr.
Henry Lewis. The latter telephoned to
Detention Hospital, telling the authorises
that Annette was insane and had suicidal
and homicidal tendencies. Tbe girl was
then taken to that institution, where she
was manacled for two days and a night
Her mother finally came home and secured
On tbe part of the defense, it was claimed
the girl was insanely in love with George
and had threatened to kill him and herself.
It was also claimed that on the occasion of
the boy's visit he refused to try to love An
nette any more, and, thereupon, she at
tempted to kill him. The boy's subsequent
actions were accounted for on tbe ground
of humanity. They dared not leave her
alone, and, believing her insane, took her
home and from there to the Detention Hos
pital. CORBETT'S FATHER MULCTED
Tor Paying Money Out of a Trust Ifand to
the Wrong People
Sajt Feanojsco, Dec 16. Sp.
Probate Jndge Coffey is making things live
ly for lawyers and others who have taken
advantage of widows, and orphans. The
most flagrant case is that of young Harry
McDonald, an illegitimate son, who in
herited the property ot his father. The
estate is worth $75,000, and Judge Coffey
granted maintenance of 8150 a month. This
money was taken by the boy's counsel,
Henry L Kowalsky, and he was shipped to
sea in ignorance of the fact that he had
His guardian, Patrick J. Corbett, father
of James J. Corbett, paid ont of the estate
54,000 to the lawyers and 52,000 to other
claimants, against the positive orders ot the
Court The Judge now declares Corbett
will have to make good this expenditure.
He will also appoint a new guardian.
$100,000 MADE IN HASTE.
Plunger Pardridge That Mnoh Ahead Yes
terday at Lunch Time.
Chicago, Dec 16. peetaZ. Plunger
Ed Pardridge quit the Board of Trade in
time for lunch about $100,000 ahead on the
day. Wheat opened at 77 cents. For
three-quarters of an hour things were dull
in the pit. Pardridge was reported to be
5,000,000 bushels short, and in a moment the
market irent crazy and a decline of ly cents
was soon scheduled. By degrees it varied
from 77 cents to 764 cents, and finally stood
at 76 cents.
Pardridge and some of the smaller shorts
covered in on the decline and netted a band
some profit Under the buying influences
from the Northwest and the purchases of
Boardman, Logan & Co. and i-gglesion, to
satisfy Northwestern customers,' the marKet
was strengthened and closed at 76 cents, a
gain of cent, with a net fall for the day
of lyi cents.
FINED THE FULL LIMIT.
Two of the Yale Students Have to Pay S10O
for Their Pan.
New Hatejt, Coot., Dec 16. A fine
ot $100, the extreme. penalty of the law, was
imposed by Judge Rnfus Pickett, on J. E.
McCrea. of Pittsburg, and F. M. Wyrehaus,
of St Paul, Minn., the Yale students who
were charged with breach of the peace on
Manager Smith, of the Opera House,
where the disorder occurred; Contran, the
scene shifter and Ryan, the stage carpenter,
asserted that they saw Wyrehaus throw the
torpedo which caused a large part of the
audience to leave the theater, terrified the
actors and inflicted a painful injury on the
eye of one of the musicians in the orchestra.
Both cases were appealed. Wyrehaus is a
prominent member oi the Y. M. C A., and
McCrea is the giant who played left guard
on tbe Yale champion 'varsity football
$200,000 TO A COLLEGE.
The Donor Stipulates That Co-Education
of the Sexes Shall Bn Introduced.
Cbawfoedsville, Ind., Dec 16.
Wabash College has secured $80,000 to place
in her already large endowment fund. Last
spring Hon. Simon Yandes, of Indianapolis,
offered the college $50,000 on condition that
$30,000 be raised before December 15. Up
to date $20,000 had been raised, and as a
last resort the county was asked for the
$10,000 necessary to make up the desired
Tne county 13 allowed to give $10,000 for
academical purposes it the institution has
previously been endowed. This sum was
given on two or three conditions, one of
which was that co-education should be in
troduced within three years. Simon Yandes
has, up to this time, given over ?20O,00q to
Wabash Collesre. and it ia now 'the most
(.richly endowed institution ia Indiana (
APTEE FOUR TEAES' WOBK.
It Will Be Located at West Diamond
and Ohio Streets.
The Ground. Was Purchased for
$175,000 This Leaves $75,000 for
the Building; but It I Hoped tha
Appropriation Will Be Increased
The Rhoados Hotel Now Stands on
the Property Possession Is to E
Given at Once Tbe Plans for the
Structure Are Nearly All Com
pletedIt Was the Chief Work: of
Colonel W. A. Stone.
Allegheny's postoffics site bas ai last
been secured, at a cost of $175,000. The
location of the new Government building
will be at the northwest corner of Diamond
and Ohio streets,
The principal building on this property
at present is the Bhoades Hotel. The
ground is owned by Miss Nellie McKea
Graham, Smith Bros, and the Benjamin
Franklin Insurance Company. The
plot bas a frontage ot 1U leet on
Ohio street and runs back along
West Diamond street 150 feet Miss Mc
TCee owns 60 feet front, and each of tha
other parties have 30 feet Possession is
given at once. The plans for the new
structure are nearly completed, and work
will be commenced soon.
Assistant Secretary Gear, Chairman of
the Site Commission, returned to Washing
ton yesterday. He at once reported to Sec
retary Foster, of the Treasury, that Mr.
Oliver and Mr. Sherard. the other members
of the committee, had agreed to recommend
the site chosen.
The Commission Does Good Work.
The aggregate of the sums asked by the
various owners for these properties was
$185,000. Colonel Low, of tbe Supervising
Architect's office, in a report made some
months ago, stated that in his opinion
$165,000 would be a fair price The com
mission which has just finished its labors
succeeded in reaching an agreement with
tbe owners that the Government shall have
pbssession of the property for $175,000,
which Assistant Secretary Gear says is not
a cent too mnch when the prices at
which surrounding property is selling it
considered. Circumstances surrounding tha
proposed transaction made it a peculiarly
delicate affair. A report had been made fix
ing tho price at $165,000. Apparentlv it
could not be secured for less than $185,000.
To pay the higher price would have sug
gested to ignorant and suspicious minds the
possibility of political influence. Secretary
Foster, to conquer this difficulty, appointed
a commission to settle the matter.
The papers in regard to the purchase were
to be filled out last night by the law clerk
of the office of tbe supervising architect,
and will be signed this morning. They will
then be passed over to the Attorney Gen
eral, who will instruct United States Dis
trict Attorney Lyons to examine the records
ai to title, and so forth, and report to him.
Tho Attorney General will in turn report
to the Secretary oi the Treasury, and if
everything is favorable tbe deed will be
promptly filled out and signed and the
property turned over to the Government
All this will be consummated probably
within a week.
Four Year- fecurinj; a Site.
Nearly four years ago, when Colonel
Thomas M. Bayne represented the Alle
gheny district in Congress, $100,000
was appropriated for tbe purchase of a
site, and the commencement of tha
building, which was to be limited
in cost to $150,000. Of this sum only $65,
000 was available for the site The Treas
ury Department made an attempt to con
strue the law to admit of the use of the
entire $100,000 for the site alone, but con
cluded that this could not be done Every
endeavor was made by Assistant Secretary
Crouse to secure a site in a convenient
place for tbe $65,000, but this was found to
be impossible, and the whole matter was
deferred for further legislation.
When Colonel W. A. Stone succeeded
Colonel Bayne in Congress, he at once took
up the question of the postoffice, determin
ing to make it his chief work until Alle
gheny should get its due. So well
did he fight the battle that the ap
propriation was increased to $250,000
for site and buildinir, with $200,000 avail
able for the site alone. Unfortunately the
limit remains at $250,000, but It is probable
when it is shown that it was impossible to
procure a suitable site for less than the sum
tbathas been agreed upon a new limit may
be fixed, possibly at $350,000.
A CASE OF CLEAR GRIT.
How a Man's life Was Saved at the Ex
pense of Bis Foot,
Phtxphia, Dec 16. SpeciaLJ
Great presence of mind and unusual grit
alone saved John Doughty's life this morn
ing on the West Jersey at Camden, when,
with his foot caught in a frog and a drill
engine and a long train of freight ears
thundering down upon him, he threw him
self to one side of the track and sacrificed
his foot and ankle Doughty's exhibition
of nerve while in hit fearful position was
said by those who witnessed the accident to
be remarkable After making strenuous
efforts to escape, and seeing that they were
useless, he fell to one side and in perfect
calmness allowed the wheels to crush his
foot to jelly.
Doughty bad Just thrown the switch and
signaled the engineer of the drill engine to
come back. Then he attempted to cross tha
tracks, but caught bis foot in tbe fatal frog.
He was taken to the Cooper Hospital,
where it was found to be impossible to save
the loot, which was amputated.
A MISSOURI QUAKE.
Two Distinct Shocks In, the Early Morning,
With a Bumbling Noise.
iBO-rroir, Ma, Dec 16. At 7 o'cloe
this morning the tardy slumberers of t
localitr were aroused by a tremendous
bration of the earth's crust There w
two distinct shocks, followed in quick
cession, with scarcely an interval beti
The sensation was not unlike that k
enced dt a heavy wagon with locked 1
J,OTi-S on a rough road.
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