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FORTY SEVENTH TEAR.
The Master Workman of Lis-
.trict 3, K. of L, Surrcn-
ders,and Giyes Bail.
ATTORNEY BUBLEIGH ACTS
Orders an Information Made
Acainst Iho Labor Leader.
Believed It to Be His Duty to Take
Cognizance of the Charges Made by
the Carnegie Company Attorneys
Dempsey Furnishes Bonds for 82,500
Refuses to Discuss the Case Other
Sensational Arrests Promised
Homestead Workman Dies Under
Suspicious Circumstances in North
Carolina Coroner McDowell Making
a Searching Investigation Into the
Causes .That Led to the Death of
Hugh F. Dempsey, Master "Workman of
District 3, Knights of Labor, is under
52,500 bail for complicity iu the Homestead
Dempsey appeared at Alderman McMas
ter's office late yesterday afternoon with
his attorney, L K. Porter, Thomas De
laney and seTeral of his friends. Mr. Por
ter introduced Dempsey to the Alderman by
saying, "Alderman, this is Mr. Dempsey.
You have doubtless heard of him before."
Alderman McMasters asked what disposi
tion they wanted made of the case.
Dempsey turned to his attorney and said:
"Well, I will leave that all to yon, Porter.
Ton know whether the hearing should be
waived or not. I have not had any experi
ence in this line."
It was decided to waive the hearing and
give bail for appearance at court. While
the bail bond was beins prepared, Dempsey
picked up the information and read the
document through carefully. When he saw
the date on, which the alleged poisoning is
said 'to have occurred, with a laugh he
called bit attorney to his side and pointed
to it. Dempsey's bond was furnished by
Dempsey Didn't Care to Talk.
When questioned Dempsey refused to be
interviewed. He said: "I have nothing to
say, mv attorney will do all the talking
Attorney Porter in answer to this said:
"1'on can say I am ready to see the sky fall,
after a man like Mr. Dempsey with the
character and good reputation he has always
borne is arrested charged with a crime like
this. It's absurd."
Later Dempsey said: "I had no knowl
edge a warrant had been Issued for my ar
rest until I was informed ot it a short time
ago bya reporter. As soon as I learned the
news I at once went for Thomas Delaney
and as soon as I found him went immedi
etely to the Alderman's office. I didn't
know an officer was after me, and I think, in
common humanity's name, the man who is
waiting for me at my office should be noti
fied that I have given myself up."
As Dempsey was on his war to the K. of
L. rooms he was met by Pat Farrell, who
wai about to give up his waiting for him.
Detective Farrell approached Dempsey,
and after reading the warrant to him re
arrested him. Notwithstanding Dempsey's
assertions that he had already been to the
Alderman's office and given bail. Detective
Farrell toot him up again.
Instructed bv the District Attorney.
County Detective Harry Beltzhoover
made the information nnder instructions
from District Attorney Burleigh. As soon
as Mr. Burleigh came down town yesterday
morning he took up the cases and ordered
the detective to make information against
Dempsey, J. M. Davidson and Pat
rick Gallagher. Mr. Beltzhoover at
once went to McMasters' office
and fulfilled his charge, with the exception
of Gallagher's case. He discovered an in
formation had been made against this man
some time ago by William E. Griffiths, the
workman who is said to have suffered from
poison. The informations In each instance
are based on Griffiths' case.
The warrant for Dempsey was put in the
hands of Detective Patrick FarrelL This
officer went to the Knights of Labor head
quarters and waited all afternoon for the
District Master Workman. It was re
ported yesterday afternoon that Demp
sey had left town as soon as
he beard of the information. This was ac
cented as true and it was a surprise when
he gave bimseli up. Neither Davidson or
Gallagher were arrested yesterday, but will
probably be put in jail to-day.
Afraid the Men "Will Talk.
Captain Breck said yesterday Gallagher
would not be bailed by the Carnegie Com
pany. "He will be treated," said he, "the
name as any ot the others. We are not
trving to find Davidson and Gallagher to
day, for we know where they are. The
greatest trouble we have had was to keep
them from the reporters."
District Attorney Bnrleigh bad this to
tay about ordering the arrests of these
men: "The view took ot the poisoning
charges was that enough had been pub
lished and sufficient prima facia evidence
produced to justify a judicial investiga
tion. Of all the people who ought to in
sist on a thorough investigation Dempsey
and the labor men mere the ones. There is
not a labor organization in the country
that incorporates either wholesale or retail
poisoning in its platform, but abhors such
business Any one knows that such tactics
would destroy any organization. This was
not a case of non-union against union men.
Dempsey, if Innocent, ought to be pleased
at the chance of a public investigation to
vindicate himself. The organizations should
also be glad of a chance to vindicate one of
their leading men or else have pun
ished one who would prostitute the order
to such an extent that would almost cause
its final extermination. The cases will
be speedily and thoroughly investigated."
Golnc Alter Professional Men.
Mt Burleigh, is now in -possession of
allegations .against a doctor and a druggist
in connection with the affair, and he is en
gaged in sifting their complaint, He will
likely decide to-day what action he will
take in regard to them.
The informations 'against Dempsey and
Davidson are the same, but there is a slight
change in the wording of Gallagher's. The
words that are omitted in Davidson's and
Dempsey's and appear in Gallagher's in
formation are: "And by him believed to be
true." This sentence is substituted in the
former allegation: "This information is
made bv complainant on information re
ceived." The charge against Dempsey is
worded as follows:
Before me, the snbscriber James V. Mc
Masters, an Alderman lit and lor said olty,
personally came Harry Beltzhoover. County
Dotpetlve, who, upon oath administered I ac
cording to law, deposeth and sav: At Mir
flln township in the County or Allegheny,
Commonwealth , of Pennsyh anla, on or
about the day of October, 1S21 and upon
otlier and divers days previous thereto, the
said defendant Hujth F. Dempsev, did ad
minister and cause to bo administered ana
'taken by William E. Griffiths and
nthor. In onmnlalnatit itnbnnirn SL Certain
deadly l. Olson or destructive thin andV
thereby cause bodily inj ury to said William i
Griffithsand others tocomplalnant unknown
dangerous to the lives of the said William
E.Gilfflths and others to the complainant
unknown, with intention in so aumlniBter
lns said poison and destructive thing to
commit the crime of murder.
Charging Drmpsey With Toisoning.
And the defendant, Hugh F. Dempsey, did
on or about the day and year aforesaid, at
tempt to administer poison and other de
structive things to William E. Griffiths and
others to complainant unknown, with intent
In administciinz said poison and other de
structive things to commit the crime o.
murder. , ,
This information Is made by complainant
on information received.
Complainant therefore prays and desires
that a warrant may Msne, and the aforesaid
dolendunt, Hugh F. Dempsey may be arrett
ed and held to answer this charge or felon
ious assault, and further deponent saith not.
These charges will be gotten before the
grand jurv at its present sitting if possible.
It true bills are found the cases will come
up early in January. They are considered
by the Carnegie Company as the most impor
tant criminal proceedings growing out of the
Homestead strike. It is said that more
men have been killed by poisoning than
were shot the day of the riot. Yesterday a
non-union man is said to have been found
who had been poisoned. It affected his
tongue, that member being rolled up like a
DIED IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Another Death Charged to Homestead
Poison-Frank Toll, a Watchman, the
Victim David Lynch Is In Philadelphia
but His Triends Keep Him Posted.
A report was received at Homestead yes
terday, that Frank Tull, employed at the
works of the Carnegie Company, had died
from the effects of the poison powders with
which the food of the non-union men is said
to have been dosed in the interest of the
strikers. Tull was employed as a member
of the Coal and Iron Police, and went
on duty in August. He wa3
a robust, powerful fellow, but soon
after he entered the company's service he
was attacked with bowel complaint, and on
September 12 the company sent him home
to North Carolina. He was so weak that
he had to be carried from the train to his
home. A few days later he died. The
physicians who attended him there said he
had typhoid fever, but that the usual treat
ment naa no eneci on mm, ana mat tue in
sensibility and paralysis that set in in the
final stages of his case were strongly indica
tive of poison, which thev thought might
have come from the chemicals used in the
works getting into the water he used.
The multiplication of these cases is effect
ing a change in publio sentiment andis
having a pronounced effect even on the
strikers who are known to be free from the
suggestion of a suspicion ot guilty knowl
edge in the matter.
Xhis latest phase of the trouble has de
pressed the many men who have not been
reinstated in the works and who have been
honestly trying to win their way into the
employ'of the company.
When the news reached Homestead
yesterday that District Attorney Burleigh
would proceed against Master Workman
Dempsev and J. M. Davidson, it alarmed
and discouraged the mass of still unem
ployed strikers. David Lynch, a Council
man from the First ward, and Chairman of
the Police Committee, who is also accus ed
of being a party to the conspiracy, is ex
pecting his arrest at any moment. He is
in Philadelphia, but his friends keep him
well informed of each new development.
LOOKS LIKE POISON.
Lewis Szinyer's Death to Be Thoroughly
Investigated by the Coroner.
Coroner McDowell will make the investi
gation into the death of Lewis Szinyer most
thorough. He is determined to find out
whether this man was poisoned at the
Homestead mills. The case may keep him
busy for the next 10 days and he has his
whole corps of assistants aiding him.
The doctors finished the post mortem yes
terday and their report will be made at the
inquest this afternoon at 2 o'clock. It was
found the vital organs were all affected.
The kidneys were congested, one lobe ot
the liver was ulcerated and the in
testines were ulcered as though
poison had been administered. The
stomach was greatly inflamed. Coroner
McDowell does not say the man was pois
oned, but he does say that in the 5,000 cases
he has handled he never had one so myste
rious. The -vital organs will be turned over to
Hunt & Clapp, the chemists, this morning,
and they will make a thorough analysis.
Until this is finished, which will be several
days, the facts cannot be known. If it is
poison the Coroner will then try to find
when it was administered and who gave it
Szinyer lived with his -cousin in Munhall
Hollow. Even his cousin knows little
about his actions during the past summer.
He yesterdar described the man's illness,
saying that Szinyer complained at first of
pains in the stomach and afterward com
menced vomiting violently. He said he
was a striker, but had gone back to' work
and did not know whether he had eaten at
the mill. The principal testimony taken
to-day will b from the physicians who held
the post mortem.
Trying to Get Critchlow Out.
W. J. Brennen made an application yes
terday before Judge Stswe for the release
of Sylvester Critchlow on bail. Critchlow
is in jail charged with complicity in the
murder of Svlas Wayne. A ' hearing will
be had Saturday morning at 0:30.
IRISH LEADERS AGREE.
They Sign an Order to Itelease the Paris
Lojtdoit, Dec. 19. The Ifetm learns from
its Paris correspondent that an agreement
has been signed to release the Paris fund.
Messrs. Dillon, Davitt and Harrington
will award jointly the old claims not in ex
cess of 14,000, and Messrs. Dillon and
Davitt will award the remainder.
2so Molly-Coddllng of Mugwumps.
Johsstowx, Dee. 19. pecUL Dr.
George W. Wagoner was nominated for
Mayor by the Democrats of this city to
night; George Kelfer for Treasurer, and
John Dowling, the present Controller, was
renominated. In his speech accepting the
nomination Wagoner stated clearly that if
elected he would administer the city gov
ernment on the principle that to the victors
belong the spoils, and that there would be
no molly-coddling of Mugwumps in big,
BUI IS BETTER
But His Physicians No Longer
Hold .Out Any Hopes of
HE MAY LIVE FOR DAYS..
The Probabilities, Though, Are That
He Will Pasa Away Soon.
OVERWORK BROUGHT ON DISEASE
lie Is Kow Barely Kept Mive
Means of Mild et"m,uiants.
EIS FAITHFUL W1FE'S DETOTION
(SPECIAL TELEanAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Washington, Dec, 19. Yesterday's ex
citement caused by the knowledge that
James G. Blaine is on his deathbed has
materially subsided to-day, but yet there is
unusual interest in his condition and the
progress of his disaase. Although it has
been well known in Washington lor more
than a fortnight that Mr. Blaine was ser
iously ill, it was not until a day or two ago
that the public realized his critical condi
tion and not until yesterday was it known
to be hopeless.
There has been no crowd abont the Blaine
residence to-day, since early morning, be
cause the first bulletin of the doctors was
reassuring and announced that there Is no
danger ot the immediate death of their dis
tinguished patient They hold out no
hopes, however, and it is plain from their
statements, and their manner while making
them, that Mr. Blaine has but a very short
time to live. The family realize this fully,
and are calmly waiting for the end.
The Family at Tits Bedside.
Mrs. Blaine is at her husband's bedside,
where she has been constantly during his
illness. His daughters, Mrs. Damrosch
and Miss Harriet Blaine; his son,
James G. Blaine, Jr., and the widow of
his second son, Emmons, are all at present
located in the big red house, as is also Miss
I Abigail Dodge ("Gail Hamilton"), the sis
ter of Mrs. Blaine, who has been a great
favorite and close companion and a valu
able helpmeet to Mr. Blaine during his
entire public career.
Notwithstanding the sensation and ex
citement caused bv the Saturday night an
nouncement of the physicians that Mr.
Blaine was suffering from a fatal malady,
the members of the family feel relieved
that the public has at last been taken into
confidence, and it is Intimated that they
are somewhat regretful that they did not
allow the physicians to speak sooner than
Despite the fact that Mr. Blaine is a
private citizen, with no hope of ever reach
ing the summit of his ambition, even should
he recover his health, he is undoubtedly
nearer the hearts of the American people
than any other living man, and the sorrow
that is expressed in -Washington at the
probable-early termination of his life it but
a reflex of that felt throughout America.
Many Messages of Sympathy.
All day long messages of sympathy
and hope have poured in upon the Blaine
household from every corner of the earth.
A few of them the sick man is allowed to
see, but only a few. All have been read by
members ot the family with sorrow mingled
with gratitude. AH day long, too, callers
have stopped at the historic old house to in
quire for the condition of Mr. Blaine and
to hope that he had improved. But few of
them gained admission to the honse; but all
went away cheered by the information that
the patient is mueh better to-day than yes
A spirit of sadness and anxiety hung
over Congress to-day also. There was a
universal feeling that the news would soon
come that the brilliant leader was dead,
and Democrats joined their Republican
colleagues in expressing their sadness and
hoping for the best Though the Senate
was in session only for a moment, the ill
ness of Mr. Blaine was a topic of discus
sion. In opening the Senate the chaplain
invoked the aid of Providence in Mr.
There has been nothing to indicate to-day
that anything unusual is occurring within
the bighouse. With the exception of the
numerous callers going and coming, the
blinds were all thrown back, the shades
were up, and the house presented a most
cheering appearance for one containing the
sick chamber of so distinguished a patient
Toung Jimmy Always to Be Seen.
Young Mr. Blaine was making himself
very agreeable to the callers and very con
spicuous to the idlers on the Btreet He
was constantly coming to the door to ac
company ladies to their carriages, to re
ceive messages, and to talk to reporters,
and once or twice he walked half a block
away from the house without his hat, and
seemingly regardless of the fact that the
weather was very raw and cold.
Late in the afternoon Mrs. Blaine and
Miss Harriet took a drive through the
Monument grounds in the carriage of their
neighbor, Senator Cameron.
One ot Mr. Blaine's intimate friends said
to-day: "Mr. Blaine's present condition is
due to a reoccurrence ot an attack which he
has had several ( times before. This time
the attack was very much more severe than
the others, and he was by no means in con
dition to withstand it as well."
The original tronble with Mr. Blaine, ac
cording to this friend, is due to his exhaus
tive labors and the manner in which he has
been drawing on the future and exhausting
his vitality. He has for years been
working under high pressure, until his
whole system has been tired out and under
mined. Growing out of this exhaustive
physical state nave arisen complications.
The weakest parts were naturqlly the first
to be affected, and the first local trouble
was the kidneys.
Frostrated by Overwork.
The attacks by which "he has Buffered
from time to time are understood to have
been due to kidney troubles. Each attaok
has left him more susceptible to cold and
prostration from overwork. The progress
of the.disease has been steady, though re
tarded as much as possible by skillful medi
' The same gentleman said he had dis
cussed the situation with the physicians,
and from what he bad learned from them
he was convinced tbat there was no longer
any possibility ot recovery. He felt that
the end was very near, that it might come at
any hour or might be delayed for two or
three days. To a friend who met him at the
Arlington Hotel, just as he was proceeding
to the train this evening, Dr. Loomis, of
New York, who has been called in for con
sultation, is said to have remarked that Mr.
Blaine was too far gone for him to render
anv assistance.! He added that Mr. Blaine
might linger several days, .perhaps longer,
but recoyery is not possible in his present
The End May Come at Any Time.
Another friend of the family stated that
Mr. Blaine is liable to a recurrent attack of
heart-failure at any moment, and that the
family-have been warned to prepare for-the--worst"
"When," said the gentleman.
"the physicians stats that Mr, Blaine;
PITTSBURG. . TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1892-TWELVE
I is better, they simply mean that he
lis alive, and that is about the true
statement of his condition. Cordials
' - ..1 ,-.! ..t.u wmA 1,aw liniitn
oj a stimulative umo wu wmi .!.
nourishments are given him at frequent in
tervals, and these alone keep him alive.
He lies helpless on his bed and cannot
change his posture without the aid of his
attendants. Mr. Blaine may not liveia
hours, and he mav Burvive three or fou
days, but I doubt it"
TWO HOMESTEAD REPORTS
Expected From the Committee That Inves
tigated the l'lnkerton System.
Washington, Dee, 19. Special The
Homestead Investigation Committee of the
House will meet to-morrow and attempt to
decide upon some sort of a report Judgo
Oates, as has been stated, represents one
faction of the committee, which does not
believe that the Pinkertons can constitu
tionally be interfered with by Congress, but
that the States themselves should deal with
them. Another faction believes with Rep
resentative Bynum, of Indiana, that Con
gress has 'a clear and substantial right to
legislate under that clause of the Constitu
tion'which provides that "the United States
shall guarantee to every State in this Union
a republican form of government, and shall
protect each of them against invasion: and
on application of the Legislature or of the
executive (when the Legislature cannot be
convened) against domestic violence."
Mr. Bynum asserts tbat the manner ot
the employment of the Pinkertons is an
actual invasion of the States into which
they are transported by nrivate corpora
tions or individuals, and that it is t.he duty
of the United States Government, under the
Constitution, to enact such laws as will pre
vent the unconstitutional acts of these
armed and drilled bodies of men for private
use, all unauthorized by law. As the com
mittee now seems to feel, the prospects are
good for two reports, both of them inter
esting. HE WAS VERY SIMPLE.
The Way Baron de Itelnach Bled the Pan
ama Canal Company.
Paeis, Nov. 19. M. Monchicourt,
Liquidator of the Panama Canal Company,
was before the Parliamentary Investigat
ing Committee for the second time to-day.
When examined two weeks ago, M. Mon
chicourt excused his reticence on the
ground of "professional secrecy." To-day
he testified more freely, although occa
sionally questions were repeated several
times before he gave the desired answer.
He was especially reluctant wheu the
committee came to the notorious efforts of
Baron de Keinach in 1888 to "save" the
company, then in extremity. In that year
M. Monchicourt said Baron de Belnaoh
received from the company's treas
ury 400,000, credited to ' him for
"advertising," and 5600,000 credited to him
ton account of the "Underwriting Syndi
cae." M. Monchicourt, learning of these
enormous payments, asked Baron de
Relnach how the money was to be used.
The Baron replied, "You are very simple."
By inquiry among the directors of the
Panama Canal Company, he learned that
the $1,000,000 were given to the Baron as
the price of his assistance in securing the
issue ot the Panama Canal Lottery bonds.
Not a small part of this assistance con
sisted in pushing through Parliament the
bill authorizing the loan.
TAMMANY HAS NO DEMANDS.
Croker Says the .Hall Will Support Cleve
land Without Offices.
New Yokk, JJec 19. ISiecial Much
has been said ib'apart of the press about
the "demands" that Tammany Hall
is going to make on Presdent Cleve
land for Federal- patronage in this
city, in recognition of the splendid work it
did at the polls. Blohard Croker took the
underpinning away from all this talk to
day, when he said at Tammany Hall:
'Mr. Cleveland will be supported in this
administration by every Democrat inTam
many Hall, and his appointments will be
entirely satisfactory to them, no matter
whom he may name for the offices. Tam
many Hall has no demands to make on
Mr. Cleveland. I will do all I can
to relieve him from any embarrassment
in the matter of appointments. There are
no requests for place to make from this or
ganization, and I wish it understood that as
it supported him at the pools, just so loy
ally is the Tammany Hall Democracy going
to support Mr. Cleveland in his adminis
tration." 73 DAIS WITHOUT FOOD.
ami! Still Sow Holds the Record In the
New Brunswick, N. J., Dec 19.
Special The long fast of James Still at
the Beform School is still unbroken. He
has finished the 73d day of his last and is
still apparently as strongas ever. He per
forms his daily task making brushes, and
occupies his leisure time in cultivating his
newly-acquired taste for crayon drawing.
All the attendants who come in contact
with Still and have an opportunity to
watch the boy say tbat his fast is genuine.
Still is an object of much curiosity
among the Inmates of the school and ex
cites the wonder of the surrounding
country. Dr. Zandt, the physician of the
school, says that Still has certainly sur
passed all known records ot fasting.
The Desecration ol Soldiers' Graves In In
diana Still a Mystery.
Indianapolis, Dec. 19. The grand
jury of Morgan county, called together two
weeks ago at Martinsville to investigate the
desecration of the soldiers' graves at Hall,
Wilbur and1 Monrovia, In the western part
of the county, has adjourned without re
turning an indictment against any one for
The investigation has been a thorough
one, everyone living in the districts having
appeared before that body to tell what he
knew or what he did not know. . Innumer
able clews were thought to have been
found, but when traced to their origin
SPEEDY JUSTICE EXPECTED.
The West Virginia Bandits Will Be Con
victed Berore Christmas.
Huntington, t W. Va., Dec. 19. The
special grand jury wasempannelledat ll:3u
to-day and instructed as to their duties by
Judge Harvey. At 6:30 they returned in
dictments against Tom Collins and Burrel
Forgey, the two amateur train bandits, for
murder in the first degree and attempted
It is now almost certain they will be
tried and a verdict rendered before Christ
mas. The father of Forgey having declined
to employ attorneys for his defense, the
State will appoint
DYNAMITED A PARSONAGE.
Bough Vengeance on the Father of an
Cheeokee, 1a., Dec. 19. An attempt
to blow up the Zlon parsonage, occupied by
Elder John Patterson and family, was made
at 2 o'clook this morning. A dynamite
bomb tore the porch into fragments,, and
shattered the windows. A. son of thdfcastor
nas-oeen active jq enlorelne the nrnjpouorx
iw iu uuscivy,
11 LACK 0TC0HESI0N
Due to the Pending Change
of Administration Had a
Great Deai to Do
WITH THE FLAT FAILURE
Of the Monetary Conference to Aa
complish 7ery Much Good.
SOME P4CTS COMING TO
That Uaye an Important rearing on the
Work to Far Pone and
WHAT 18 TO BE DONE NUT SUMMER
BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
BEUS3ELS, Dec. 19. Copyright. Now
that the monetary conference has adjourned,
faots are coming to light which have an im
portant bearing on the work of tbat body
and the prosoects of practical results at
next summer's session. In the first place it
has been with the utmost difficulty that the
American delegation has been held to
gether. Some very contradictory opinions
have been represented among its members,
and those of conciliatory vies have been
at times almost at their wits' end to prevent
the disagreements cropping out in the open
cession of the conference.
The English delegations have been hope
lessly split almost from the beginning, and
had some disaster befallen the Americans
the conference would have ended in a fiasco
after one or two sessions.
The pendinc change of administration had
much to do with the lack of cohesion among
the Americans. Then, too, the almost
unanimous condemnation in America of any
mere palliative measure, such as the
Rothschild Scheme, has much surprised
most of the American delegates.
Influence of Protests Prom Home.
Had it not been for protests from home
most of the Americans would have favored
making Bothschild's proposition the basis
of a more equitable measure in the same
Several of tho American members say
they have no doubt that a strong majority
recommendation of a silver purchase plan
much more favorable to the United States
than liothschild's suggestion could easily
have been carried through. Several of the
delegates are much chagrined that home
opposition made this impossible. They,
argue that the repeal of the silver purchase
bill at the present session of Congress is
impossib.e. Therefore it wonld be of ad
vantage to make Europe buy thirty or forty
millions of ounces during the ensuing year.
The cables were kept busy for several
days over the matter, but both the political
and financial authorities in America ad
vised thai it would "not be worth while.
The attitude of nearly all the delegations
wa3 materially cnanged by the advices from
home during the progress of the conference.
This fact makes the Americans most hope
ful of practical co-operation in dealing with
the situation at next summer's session.
Any Practicable Wqy Acceptable.
The United States delegates are agreed
, that eny practical, equitable plan for an in
crease in the use of monetary metals in
other words, bi-mettailism under some
otber name will-secuie the support of the
British and almost all the other Eurooean
The most remarkable change was in the
position of the German delegates. They
said they were present only as a matter of
courtesy, and they were not willing to con
sider any suggestions of change in the pres
ent system. Their instructions Vere modi
fied more than once while the cor erence
was in session, and at the close they ex
presses themselves ready carefully to con
sider any nlan for co-operation in mitigat
ing the threatened financial evils.
The important work here has all been
done outside of the sessions of the confer
ence, which from first to last has been of
really little importance or interest The
American delegates undoubtedly succeeded
in gaining the confidence of the representa
tives of other countries. At first it was
broadly dispatched that the United States
had an ax to grind, and called the confer
ence merely to secure the heh) of the other
countries in our awkward dilemma.
. An Impression Polly Wiped Oat.
This impression has been wiped out It
has been brought home to Europe tbat the
United -States is quite able to repeal the
silver purchase bill and take care ot herself
in the crisis which mighty follow. The dis
astrous consequences which would follow
fpr Europe have awakened genuine alarm
among her delegates. ',
The Dispatch reporter asked Senator
Jones, to-day, if he would advise the repeal
of the silver purchase bill by the present
Congress, in order to force Eurone to deal
with the situation in a liberal spirit He
replied that such action would cause wide
spread panic in London and other financial
centers, and that such a terrible lesson was
not necessary or justifiable. "You will not
see the silver purchase law repealed," he
said, "unless a bill Is passed at the same
time providing for a still greater use of
silver." He said significantly that silver
would be stronger than ever in the next
Congress. He explained that the Southern
Democrats and others in Congress who
yielded to Cleveland's influence before
would not do so again because it wonld
mean political death to them at home.
Nothing but a great discovery of gold
could prevent, in his opinion, the farther
monetization or Eilver by international
Why Jonos' Words Have Weight
Senator Jones has been in close corre
spondence by cable with the silver barons
in America while the conference has been
in session, so tbat his remarks about Con
gress' programme have considerable signifi
cance. Mr. Cannon, an American member of the
special committee of the conference, has
had more Influence, perhaps, with the dele
gates from other countries than any other
man. His view's have been sought by
everybody and he has bien most successful
in making the American position under
stood. While, he says, no plan has yet
been suggested which the United States
conld accept or consider, he is most confi
dent tbat an equitable arrangement for in
ternational co-operation if proposed iffext
summer will gain almost the unanimons
support of the conference. Senator Alli
son said substantially the same' thing.
AH the delegates complain that the re
ports of the conference furnished to the
press have been most inadequate, and in
many cases false and misleading. The
stenographers who attempted to report the
proceedings were utterlv incompetent, and
also, too, wer4 the officials' secretaries. It
was a great mistake to make the sessions
secret. . , , . MI
Several of the American deleeates will go
to Paris for a few days to watch the sreat
iimiii Af xmtnnal and politics there enacting.
AH the members of the conference antiol
pate.ine gnTt cicuh ui "
they meet again, ,
light tHjWv --Ssf: jis
DON'T FOEGET HOMESTEAD, SANTA.
PAID THE PENALTY..
Tho Assistant Citj Treasurer of St
Lonis Shoots Dimself
AFTER TRYING TO COMMIT ARSON
To Coyer Up a Shortage That Already Foots
BAD DISC0TEEI OP A DOTING FATHER
rprrciAi. txlkohamto tot DinrATcn.i
St. Louis, Dec. 19. At 6 o'clock this
morning fire was discovered in the office of
the City Treasurer, Michael Foerstel, and
an hour later Edward Foerstel, First As
sistant Treasurer and son of the Treasurer,
put a bullet through his brain, dying two
hours afterward. The two events are very
closely connected, for there is no doubt
that the fire was started by the young assist
ant treasurer, and the natural inference is
that it was done to destroy the evidence of
crime. The day's developments show that
there was a big shortage to be covered up.
The fire was discovered by the night
wntrhman. who immediately cava the
alarm, and the flames were subdued before
much damage had been, done. When the
firemen entered they found the door of trie
safe and the vault in the City Treasurer's
office wide open. At 8 o'clock Treasurer
Foerstel came down town. The son did not
live at home and tbe father knew nothing
about the suicide. He was apparently not
irrentlir rnncerned abont the fire until he re
ceived the news of his son's act, and then in
an instant he had placed the two events to
gether and understood and felt the full
force of the blow that had struck him.
An Investigation Commenced.
He soon suppressed his emotion, how
ever, and asked the Controller when he
would be ready to begin an investication of
the accounts of the office. "At once,"
said the Controller, and the work was
The examination will ot be concluded
before to-morrow, but 'when an adjourn
ment was taken, late to-nieht, it was shown
that there was a deficiency of at least f63,
000 in the treasury fund.
A few weeks ago notes for several
thousand dollars, signed by Micbael Foer
stel and held by a man named Yow, caused
?iuite a local sensation, the treasurer stat
ng that the signatures were forgeries.
Young Foerstel was charged with the
foriieries, but he was not prosecuted, and a
civil suit was Instituted against the treas
urer for the total amount ot the notes. The
suits not being pressed the circumstance
had almost been forgotten.
Called His Son to Account -
It was rumored to-day that on Saturday
last Treasurer Foerstel called his son into
his private office and accused him of having
been the author of the lowries in connec
tion with the Yow notes. The boy is said
to have denied .the charge, and the father,
very much excited ana worried over the
matter, is also said to have given Eddie to
understand that he had sufficient proof to
justify him in dispensing with his services
in tho Treasurer's office after to-day. It
also developed to-day that Eddie was in
deep financial straits as tbe resutt of a real
It is reported to-night that General John
S. Stevenson, the City Controller, will be
arrested on a charge of neglect of duty in
ennnecton with the Treasurer's office. He
was required by law to check up the Treas
urer's office every night He said to-day: "I
do not think the affairs of the office can be
in bad condition. Four days ago Deputy
Controller Gabel made a thorough ex
amination of tbe office, going through the
books and bank accounts, and at that time
the balances were all right, and there was
the proper amount of cash on hand. Anv
shortage, no matter how small, will show at
once upon an examination." ,
The Controller Greatly to B am 3.
Nevertheless, a big shortage exists, as
shown by to-day's investigation. Captain
William Freudenau, Chairman of the com
mittee appointed nnder tbe law to check up
the accounts of the Controller, Auditor
and Treasurer, tays: "We have always
found the boobs and papers in the Treas
urer's office kept in as good a shape at pni
sible. There was, however, owing to tbe
system of bookkeeping in that office, a
chance for a great deal of extra money to be
made by the Assistant Treasurer, if he had
been disposed to make it. TJiis was not the
fault Of tbe Treasurer, thbugh. The Con
troller, as the chief financial officer of the
city, dictated the system, and' he alone is
responsible for it"
The cause of the shortaze in Foerstel's
accounts is laid to women and horse racing.
The dead boy was known as a plunger and
had the reputation of placing thousands on
An Old Pensioner Dead.
Louisville, Kt., Dec 19. The Rev.
George Bogers, aged 99 and probably tbe
oldest pensioner in the State, died at his
nomo, ten miies iroia uus city, mis mom-
18 CONVICTS POISONED.
They Were at Work on s Ttoadbed and
Were Suddenly Taken III Two Have
Died and Others Are Bonnd to Go, Too
The Contractors bay Laborers Bid the
HEXEKA, AEK.,Decl9. SperiaZ. The
Iron Mountain road decided recently to
change its roadbed in tbi3 city. Abont 100
convicts from the State penitentiary were
put at the work.
Owing to the dullness of the times quite
a number oi men are out of work here, and
they are demonstrative against the intro
duction of convict labor. A petition was
prepared by local laborers and presented to
the county officials, who could not do any
thing in the premises.
Yesterday morning abont 18 of the con
victs were taken suddenly ill, showing
every evidence of arsenical poisoainjr. One
man died yesterday, two died this morning,
and two more will die before to-morrow
The contractors suggest that the parties
who were so active in their opposition to
the convTcVTabor have sought to drive them
away7 by means of poisoning.
SENATOR PROCTOR'S TROUBLE.
A Salt Charging Him With Attempt
NewYoek, Dec. 19. Judge Patterson
in the Supreme Court chambers to-day
heard argument upon a demurrer to the
complaint in an action begun by Edmund
M. Smedburgas the owner of 100 shares of
stock of the Bichmond Marble Company, a
New York corporation organized in 1880,
against that company, against United States
Senator Redfieiu Proctor and his wife and
his son, Fletcher D., against Ex-Governor
Ormsby, of Vermont, Congressman v. v.
Grant and otheis.
The complaint charges Senator Proctor
with beiug engaged in a fradulent and ille
gal scheme to depreciate the apparent value
ot the property and to misappropriate the
assets of the Vermont Marble Company, of
which he was President from 1880 to 1889,
when he resigned in favor of his son. Since
1881 only $120,00.0 of dividends have been
paid to the stockholders, although the
alleged earnings have been over 51,000,000.
A Conflagration In tho Ft. Orange Flouring
Hill at Albany.
Albany, N. Y., Dec 19. Human life
to-night proved to be the cost of extinguish
ing the conflagration in the Fort Orange
Mill, which broke out at noon to-day on
the Columbia street pier. a A wall fell in,
burying seven men. Firemen Marshall,
Bridgeford and Amthor were killed. Ber
nard Earner will probably die. John Whit
nell, Fred Earner and James Shattirch, Jr.,
will probably recover.
The insurance, which is placed'with the
Austin and Woolvenon and Commerce In
surance agencies, is figured atf46,000, while
one of the stockholders of tbe milling com
pany estimate) the loss on plant, stock and
buildings at $70,000. Several canal boats
BIB 8IEJLKE IN H0VA SCOTIA.
Abont 10,000 Persons Oat of Employment
and Business paralyzed.
Halifax, Dec 19. All the miners and
workmen of the Spring Hill collieries, the
largest in Nova Scotia, struck to-day and
operations ceased. The immediate cause
for the tronble is respecting short weight
and docking. Ten thousand persons are
thus thrown out of employment and the
business'of the town of Spring Hill will be
paralyzed. Several railroads, including
the Inter-Colonial, are affected.
CHOLERA IN HAMBURG.
Two Cases of the Asiatic ttrlpo Appear In
Hambubg, Dec 19. The Cholera Com
mission announces that two patients, who
were taken to the hospital yesterday, were
found to be suffering with Asiatio cholera.
There were 25 cases last week and two
Thinks Him Innocent
BEAVEB FALLS, Pa., Dec 19. SpeciaL
Milo Bradshaw, the old gentleman who
was shot in the back a week ago, was here
to-day in company with his son-in-law,
Lincoln Davidson, who is"at liberty under
bail of $1,000 charged with the deed. The
old gentleman says he doesn't think his son
in-law did the bushwhacking, because he
had measured tbe tracks ot the man who
laid for him and found he wore a No. 8
shoe, while Davidson wears a No. 8.
Alabama Mine Afire.
BnmcroHAM, Ala., Dec 19. A ser
ious fire broke out last night in mine No.
3, of the old Cababa Coal Company, at
Blocton, It is reported that several men
are imprisoned in the mine and must per-
A Vast Field of Trade Eight
at Hand That Is Await
WEST TOGIMA'S FUTUEE-
Indicated by the Partial Opening of
Its Great Resources.
Tho People of tha Growing State BegartJ
t e City at tho Head of the Ohio as tha
Natural Metropolis for tho Entiro
Begion They Are Willing and Anx
ious to Come Into Closer Buslnesi
Relations Tho Lacs: of Proper Trans
portation. Facilities Views of Gov
ernor Fleming, Secretary of Stats
Oley and Others The Great Progress
W7iich Has Been Made la Many Lines
The State Has a Market, bat Wants
a Depot of Supplies Some Facl3 and
mtOU A sYAJT COREXSrODETT.l
Charleston, "V. Va., Dec 19. "Ths
Pennsylvania of the future" is the way
many "West Virginians speak of their State.
And they are anxious just now to get into
closer relations with Ihe Keystone State in
general and Pittsburg in particular. They
regard the city at the head of the Ohio as
the natural metropolis of a specially favored
region. In their minds mere State lines do
not isolate identical interests.
If there is any vestige of feeling against
Pittsburg it is because that city apparently
does not appreciate its great opportunities.
Cincinnati in the "West and Baltimore m
he East have been making'every effort to
n crease trade with and communication to
this important territory. As a result three
railroad systems, the Baltimore ami Ohio,
Chesepeake and Ohio, and Norfolk and
"Western cross the State from east to west.
North and south there is not one, unless
lines that merely skirt the boarders of the
State be excepted.
Aro Always Dolns Something.
"While at Parkersburg I passed a group
of farmers who were watching the digging
of a ditch for a water main. One granger
remarked: "They are always doing some
thing at Parkersburg." This is the spirit
that is abroad throughout all "West Vir
ginia. Even the old and apparently dead
towns have caught the infection of improve
ment. Handsome modern structures tower
alongside oi the old-fashioned, squatty
buildings, and are fast crowding them out.
The great demand in West Virginia just
now is for additional transportation facil
ities. There have been great strides in this;
line in the past few years, but more are
still in contemplation. This applies not
only to railways, but to other means of
communication. Mr. N. J.Bobinson,general
passenger agent of the Ohio Biver Bail
road, in discussing the subject, said:
"Our business from the interior of the
State at present depends almost entirely
UDon the stage of water in the tributary
streams. The railroads have not yet reached
this territory direct, and the country wagoa
roads are worse than useless the greater
part of tbe year. The great work which
The Dispatch has done in arousing senti
ment for improved roads in Pennsylvania is
sure eventually to effect a chanze lor tha
better in other States as well as this, but in
the meantime the condition of these high
ways increases the necessity for something
to take their place."
A Great rfatnral Storehouse.
No man in the State is better qualified
to speak bf its natural resources than Gov
ernor Fleming. His familiarity with every
Secretary of State Olty.
section of the Commonwealth of which ha
is the chief executive is almost wonderful.
He has personal knowledge of almost
every township within the State's borders,
and to a listener to his conversation It
wonld seem that he must know nearly
every rock and tree. In talking to Thb
Dispatch at his rooms in the Capitol, he
"West Virginia is more than willing to
secure closer connection and communication
with Pittsburg. Our motives in this desire
are not entirely of a selfish nature, either.
With even the best facilities we could not
expect to sell any appreciable quantity of
our coal and coke in Pittsburg. We must
continue, as now, to find a market for these
products in the farther East and West. But
onV supplies we would lite to get nearer at
hand, and Pittsburg is the point to which
we natnrallr turn.
"Until within the past few years little
was known by the outside world of tha
marvelous natural resource of West Vlr-
Igiai. The great avenues of comaerce ana.
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