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PITTSBURG, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1892-TWELYE PAGES.
dal to Get Rid. of His
Rival, De Ireycinet.
HE LITTLE DREAMED
OF THE WHIRLWIND
Which Now Threatens to Involve
Almost Every Man in Public
Life in Volatile France.
CLEMENCEAU OR HIS FOE
TO BITE THE DUST TO-DAY.
The Conditions of Their Coining Duel ire
the Host Deadly Known in France
in Cecent Tern.
Details of Punctlllio First to Be Set
tled by Arbitration Wild Rumors
Flying: In the Lobbies of Parliament
Rouvler, One of the Accused, Still
"Wears a Bold Face lime. De Lessepa
Pleads for American Sympathy In
Behalf of Her Husband A Statement
of the Expenditures of th,e Panama
Canal Company The First Official
Mention of the President's Name In
the Connection Ex-Premier Loubot
Declares the Republic Must Ee
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
PARIS, Dec 2L Copyright. The
weight of shame heaped upon France crows
heavier every hour. Even the thousands
of victims of the gigantic fraud who cried
loudest for revenge are beginning to think
that the blackest national disgrace in
modern history is too great a price to pay.
It Is now openly argued by some honest
people that there are higher publie duties
than the punishment of thieves and bribe
lakers. They point out that society and
Government will topple into chaos if the
foundations be further undermined. No
public name in France is to-day above sus
picion, and to have been connected with
the Government in any responsible capacity
during the past ten year, has brought a
stain upon a man's reputation. So there is
a virtuous demand that the drag-net of the
law shall no more sweep the fonl sea of cor
ruption. It is to be hoped these protests will avail
nothing. The peril of the Bepublio is
great, but not so great as it would be if the
remaining chapters of disgrace were sup
pressed and the ever-threatening cloud al
lowed to remain hanging over the nation.
Carnot Aimed at De Freyclnet
The Government shows no signs of re
lenting in its pursuit of the guilty, but its
motives are still open to suspicion. "When
Carnot let loose the whirlwind which he
could no longer control, he hoped to accom
plish certain ambitious purposes. I give
now the view taken of the situation by in
fluential men of affairs, but which, for obvi
ous reasons, is jnot publicly discussed in
The President has for some time regarded
Lis Minister of "War, DeFreycinet, as his
only dangerous rival in the approaching 1
campaign. Carnot knew that a Panama ex
posure would involve many, but had no
conception of its real extent. As far as he
could judge, it would implicate many more
of his enemies than of his friends. He
bad possession of a venal list of press
bribers, already printed by The Dispatch,
including the TeUgrai.h, of which M. Frey
cinet is political director. That journal, by
the way, has a circulation of about 1,000,
and it received 220,000 francs of the Panama
Such a significant fact might lead even to
more compromising disclosures implicating
the Minister of War. Carnot, therefore,
instructed Bicard, the Minister of Justice,
to order the prosecutions without consult
ing his colleagues in tie Cabinet, if the evi
dence warranted it
Carnot Underestimated Consequences.
Bicard obeyed, and the now uncontrolla
ble flood of scandal was let loose. Frey
cinet has sot been further implicated, as
lar as knows, and not only hit rivals, bat
Carnot himself and the Republic, have been
put in deadly peril.
There were evidences that Carnot re
pented, and endeavored for a few days to
stem the tide when the consequences be
came threatening. In that futile effort the
Loubet Cabinet was swept away, and the
present Ministry has been compelled to
adopt a course of apparently relentless
The lobbies of both Houses were natural
ly filled with every kind of wild rumors to
day. It was again declared that Carnot
would resign and that the Chamber would
be dissolved. I have excellent authority
for denying the first of these reports. A
prominent Deputy not in the Cabinet in
formed me to-night that the President this
morning said to him:
"I propose to see the end of this Panama
scandal, and I mean to make sure that the
many bad dogs are drowned and the good
ones saved." The latter phrase is a literal
translation of a common French idiom.
Kouvier Still Wears a Bold Face.
To-day's session of the Chamber was com
paratively tame, alter the sensational scenes
of yesterday. It is significant of the
peculiar French ideas of propriety that
Rouvier, the ex-Minister of Finance,
appeared in the Tribune and made
a great speech against the proposed
tax on ready money transactions in the
Bourse. Arene was also present.
There is absorbing public interest in the
Clemenceau duels. These will not take
place till to-morrow. I am able to give the
conditions of the encounters, which are so
deadly that it really seems probable that
they will prove affairs of bloodshed rather
Clemenceau and Deroulede will meet
first. Pistols will be used and the men will
be allowed two shots each. They will
stand at 20 paces, and, when the word Is
given, may each advance five paces and fire
at will. There has been no duel in France
on such deadly terms during recent years.
Clemenceau's secretary said to-night that
his employer to-day visited the Gallerie
Gastide Rennette, a well-known shooting
gallery, and practiced with an ordinary
nistol at 20 paces, put 20 bullets in succes
sion into the chest target upon the figure of
a man. He has fought many duels and
killed the first man who faced him on the
field of honor. Opinion is widespread that
Deroulede goes to his death to-morrow.
The rnnctlllioos to Be Observed.
The reason for the delay is that a dispute
arose as to whloh man was the aggressor.
This has been referred to General Saussier,
Military Governor of Paris, as arbitrator,
who will decide to-morrow. The point
involves the choice of position and other
-It was reported this morning that the
Governor has ordered a search of La Ches
naye's chateau, the residence of Ferdinand
de Lesseps, where "Le Grand Francais"
now is almost helpless with the burdens of
age. The Dispatch correspondent who
called there this evening was received by
Madam de Lesseps, who said no official
searchers had 'visited the chauteao. She
"Nothing yet has been said to my hus
band. It is only human that nothing should
be made known to him. Any strong
emotion would kill him. I need not say
how deeply moved we are by the unhappy
acts of the last few days. If my son
Charles has done wrong, it is not his own
doing, but comes from being pushed into a
bad pathway by evil associates. Still, I
believe he will come out clear from the in
vestigation, and will prove that he only did
his ntmost to save the money already in
vested in Panama by the new venture of a
American Pity Invoked for De Lesseps.
"Although my husband has many jealous
critics in America, still I am sure your
countrymen will feel moved by the specta
cle of an old man with one foot in the tomb,
being every day liable to arrest ana search
ing in his own bouse. America, like France,
would certainly honor the man who built
the Suez Canal. As to me, I shall do my
duty to the last in forbidding every one ac
cess" to bis chamber."
To-day's investigation of the scandal in
volves fresh victims. The search of Bein
ach's papers has brought to light more than
100 cheek sheets bearing names or initials
of 15 more members of Parliament. A bill
was discovered tor 110,000 photographs of
the Republican candidate for the Chamber
in the Department of Gers in the election
of 1885, in opposition to Paul de Cassagnac.
This is believed to explain Bouvier's
allusion in the Chamber yesterday to
private subscriptions to a secret fund. It
happens oddly that De Cassagnac, who was
seen to-night, did not remember that any
photographs of his opponent were dis
tributed in that campaign. A letter box
was also brought to light containing com
promising communications from prominent
None of the ten members of Parliament
yesterday named for prosecution has yet
been arrested. M. Albert Grevy, Senator,
was before the Examining Magistrate two
hours. It is said the cases will be pre
pared and warrants issned to-morrow or
Friday. Another list of prosecutions is
expected before the Christmas recess. It
is doubtful, however, if Parliament takes
the usual Christmas holiday.
A rresldental Crisis Probable.
Among the startling rumors current is
one concerning the possibility of a Presl
denlal crisis within a few days. Paris
papers betray a ireneral ill-concealed con
sternation. The Dcbatt says the Tuesdav's
sitting of the Chamber was the most pain
ful since 1871, a vague, heavy suspicion
weighing like a storm cloud on all beads,
recalling the famous days of a century aeo.i
The Oauloit says: "The final scenes in the J
sitting carried us back to the flood-tide of
the convention in the height of the reign of
Cassagnac says In L'Autorite: "It is clear
that we are in the midst of a revolution.
The Chamber has just donned the boots of
Guyot says in the Sitda "Here we have
fine Boulangist revenge Andrieux, direct
ing the campaign, has behind him the dark
mysterious men who were behind Bou
langer." The Libertie savs: "The republic will sur
vive, but with frightful sounds."
A Kelzn of Terror Cry Revived.
The public is in a state of feverish ex
pectancy. The ominous expression, "La
premiere charrette," suggestive of the
guillotine and reign of terror, has been
used in reference to the first batch of Sen
ators and Deputies to be sacrificed in the
Panama affair. The general question 1b,
who will be the occupants of the next tum
bril? The decoration and Boulanger scan
dals also are not to be compared with the
present crisis. Both Republicans and Rad
icals are horrified. No names of reaction
ary politicians have yet been mentioned,
and unless the Cabinet be able to implicate
Conservative Deputies its fate is sealed.
Members of the Bight, on the other hand,
are boasting of the complete integrity of
TO PURGE THE REPUBLIC
IS ABSOLUTELY NECI5SSAKY, SATS EX
So the Prosecution! Must Go on to the
Bitter End A Statement of the Panama
Canal Expenditures What Was Done
by the Commission Yesterday.
BY ASSOCIATED ritISS.3
Pakis, Dec. 2L Minister Loubet says
the prosecutions annonnced and to come are
absolutely necessary to purge the Republic.
Some of the accused might clear them
selves, but the others must be expelled
from the Parliament they have dishonored.
Those who criticise the Government for
severity should await developments.
According to the statements issued by the
liquidators, the amount expended by the
Panama Canal Company reached the enor
mous total of 260,000,000. M. Achille
Monchicourt, the last liquidator, placed
under the following heads the sums ex
pended: Preparatory work and organiza
Concession and general expenses.. 12,800,000
Advertisements, taxes, eto 17,600,000
Construction, material ana trans
Purchase of Panama Railroad 18,600,000
Paid to shareholders as interim In
terests and invested for payment
or lottery bonds 54.eOO.COO
According to this account, not the whole
of the $260,000,000 has been lost One-fifth
of this sum has been paid to the subscribers
in the shape of interim interest Then
there are assets represented by the fourth,
fifth and sixth items. These cost a little
over $140,000,000, and their present value Is
estimated at about $14,000,000. The other
three items, amounting to a little over
565,000,000, are a total loss. Of the whole
amount expended, a little over one-third
was snent in the actual construction of the
What the Parliament Is Doing.
In the Senate to-day the special committee-chosen
yesterday by the standing
committees reported in favor of authorizing
the Proenreur General to proceed against
Senators Benault, Albert Grevy, BeraL
Thevenet and Deves on account of their
conneetion with the Panama Canal frauds.
M. Thevenet, ex-Mimster of Justice,
solemnly affirmed that he had never re
ceived a centime from the Panama Canal
Companv, either directly or indirectly.
The Parliamentary Commission of In
quiry learned to-day that a bond of 500,000
francs, payable to bearer, was given to Dr.
Cornelius Herz as compensation for his ser
vices in "advretising." The examining
magistrate has impounded all the traceable
Bons au Portur and all of Baron de Bein
ach's letters relating to Panama Canal
affairs in 1890 and 1891, as well as a docu
ment written by M. Barbe, acknowledging
the receipt of 600, 000 francs from the Pan
ama Canal people.
Provost Delaunay advises the Investi
gating Commission to summon and examine
the men who had been Ministers of the In
terior in recent years. They, he said, knew
everything about the canal frauds.
First Official Mention of Carnot.
The commission decided to examine M.
Yves-Guyot, Badical Deputy for the Seine,
to leant whetheaor not he had said recently
that a list of the compromised members of
Parliament had been submitted to Presi
dent Carnot This is the first official men
tion of President Carnot's name in direc't
connection with the scandal. Many be
lieve that a secret and hostile motive is re
sponsible for the introduction.
M. Carvalie, Secretary of the Oauloit
Publishing Company, refused to give the
name of the person who published in the
Oaulois November 21 an article concerning
the corrupt uses of money by the canal
company. The article was written, he
said, by" a man of very high standing and
accurate information as to the'eompany's
M. Floquet, President of the Chamber,
excused himself by letter from appearing
before the Commission to-day, as he was
obliged to preside over the Chamber. To
morrow at 10 A. M., he wrote, he would ap
pear to testify. The Commission then ad
journed until to-njorrow morning. Senator
Albert Grevy was examined for two hours
to-day by the Magistrate Franqneville.
It is stated this evening that 100 checks
bearing the names of Senators and Deputies
have been secured by the examining magis
trate. A TRADE REVOLT.
Independent Distilling Projects Sprouting
In Both East and West.
New York, Dec. 21. The reeent ad
vances in the price of whisky by the Trust
is having its effect in the birth of numerous
projects to, establish independent dis
tilleries. A largely attended and unani
mous meeting of the Wholesale Liquor
Dealers' Association was held here this
afternoon. Colonel Loeser, of the Wine
and Spirit Gazette, presided. Dr M. Koeh
ler made a speech. He said .wholesale
liquor dealers are dictated to by a few
Western men who combined together to
render the dealers poor and themselves
rich. He moved that a committee of 11 be
appointed to solicit subscriptions from the'
trade for the building of distilleries to be
run by the dealers independently of the
TrnsL, This was carried unanimously. It
was agreed that the committee should be
appointed by the Board of Trustees of the
Wholesale Liquor Dealers' Association.
The standard of revolt against the Trust
has been raised in the West also. Mil
waukee capitalists are to erect a $500,000
plant, and nn independent distillery will
be built at Dubuque, la.
BABBITT IS FRANK.
He Acknowledges That He Wants
Washington. Dec. 21. Special
Representative Babbitt of Wisconsin, Is
authority for the statement that he is an
nn1tiant fnr thm A frrirnltnml nnrtfnlfn tn
Mr. Cleveland's Cabinet, and that his claims
are being favorably considered, I
Perpetrator of a
if He Did Not
Pen the Pentateuch.
LAMPE SAYS HE DID,
And Was Indorsed 1)7 Christ and
All the Apostles.
HIGHER CRITICISM: A, MENACE
That Tlacis the Whole Scriptures Under
5-uspicion and Distrust.
LIVELY TILTS IN TIIE BRIGGS AG0NI
rrFECTAI. TKUEQKA1CTO THE DISPATCH. 1
New Yobk, Dec 21. Dr. Joseph J.
Lampe to-day read about 20,000 words more
of his argument for the prosecution in the
trial of Dr. Briggs, which he began on
Tuesday. When Presbytery took, a recess
for the day at 5 o'clock he was yet far from
the end of his argument, and he will occupy
a large part of to-morrow's session in finish
ing it When the stated time for recess 5
P. M. came there was a strong sentiment
evidenced in favor of extending the sitting
an hour or two in order to hear Dr. Lampe
out and have a clear field for final
action on the case to-morrow. Bat a mo
tion to that effect brought on a sharp dis
cussion warmly tinged with partisan bitter
ness, in which "common decency" was
mentioned several times, and suggestions
thrown out of attempts to cut short or
freeze out just claims on either side. Many
of the Presbyters wanted to finish the trial
this week;, but in view of Dr. Lampe's long
argument it is now conceded that it will
extend over into the week after Xmas.
Briggs Calls His Persecutor Down.
After the routine business, and just as
Dr. Lampe was about to take up the thread
of his suspended argument Dr. Briggs
made an exception to the proceedings of the
previous day. He objected to Dr. Lampe's
address on the three grounds: That Dr.
Lampe bad introduced a lot of new evi
dence without notification:' that his ad
dress contained new matter and new argu
ments, and that three-fourths of the argu
ment was taken up in discussing the charges
and specifications as an original argument,
without legard whatever to Dr. Briggs de
fense. Not more than one-fourth of Dr.
Lampe's argument, Dr. Briggs said, was
pertinent and in order.
After Dr. Lampe had proceeded for about
an hour the Moderator mildly suggested
that he was not quite confining himself
within the bounds allowed the prosecution,
as he was making a new argument on new
evidence. Dr. Lampe started to explain,
when Colonel McCook arose and, striding
over to the platform, explained for him.
Dr. Lampe, he said, must answer the argu
ments of Dr. Briggs on the questions under
discussion. Dr. Briggs had cited many
authorities in support of bis position, and
Dr. Lampe, in illustration of the position
Of the Church, followed that line, He
must have the liberty of illustration, and
if he trenched on what was1 improper Dr.
Briggs might take exceptions.
Dr. Van Dyke said not only was the mat
ter of Dr. LaraDe'e address new evidence,
but it was entirely outside the question and
was entirelv irrelevant He was going into
a general discussion of the question of in
spiration and the other points raised.
Moses Either a Prophet or a Fraud.
Dr. Briggs claimed the floor to remark
that he had no attention of offering the
slightest interruption to Dr. Lampe. Ho
reserved his right to take exception at the
close of the argument But Dr. Lampe
was offering evidence of which he had had
no notification, which he had had no oppor
tunity whatever to oonsider, and which he
would have no opportunity whatever to
When Dr.. Lampe reached the fourth and
fifth charges u to Dr. Briggs' teaching re
garding the genuineness and authenticity
of the Pentateuch and the Book of Isaiah
he argued at great length to prove that
Moses did write the Pentateuch and Isaiah,
the book that bears bis name. He said the
Pentateuch itself claims Moses as its
author. Christ and the Apostles also
unqualifiedly gave their testimony in
favor of the Mosaic origin of the
Pentateuch. "If Moses is not
the author of Pentateuch then the writer
of it perpetrated a fraud, and a iraud so
cunninglv devised that it has deceived com
pletely the people of God, and in fact the
whole world, for thousands of years, and
deceived also Christ and His Apostles un
less they connived at it And further, if
the things related in the Pentateuch as
historic facts and treated so by Christ and
His Apostles are really not such,
then the teachings of a considerable
portion of the Gospels, acts, epis
tles and almost the whole of Hebrews,
particularly the eleventh chapter, with its
long list of the noble heroes of the faith,
rest on legends, and that fact cannot fail to
invalidate the general trustworthiness not
only of the Pentateuch but of entire ScriptJ
ures as a rale in faith and life. It is sure
to shake the faith of man in the truthfulness
of the whole Bible."
The Whole Bible Under Suspicion.
Of the higher criticism he said before
closing: "The theory of the higher criti
cism puts the entire Bible under suspicion
and distrust It cuts up the historical fab
ric in which the revelations of God have
been conveyed to mankind into small frag
ments and throws them into unintelligible
confusion; it makes the prophets of the Old
Testament accessory to the palming off of a
fabricated history on God's people;
it makes inspiration in any true
sense impossible nnder the cover of an as
sumed administration for the character of
ChriBt; it puts discredit on His testimony
and that of the New Testament writers in
their estimation of the Old Testament; it
destroys faith and does not restore it; it
breaks down a man's confidence in the
Book of God and does not build it up
again; and it makes It impossible for any
one to tell where and what the truth in
Daring the progress of the argument Dr.
Van Dvke interrupted to remark that the
time of the Presbytery was being taken up
in listening to arguments on charges that
bad been stricken out But the Moderator
smoothed things over. Mr. McCook said
Dr. Lampe's argument to-day would deal
with the important charge ot Dr. Briggs'
teachings on progressive sanctification.
PRAYED INTO SUICIDE.
Ladles' Religious Services So Affect a
Prisoner That He Hangs Himself.
Oahtok, Deo. 2h Special' A delega
tion of ladies of the W. C. T. TJ. visited
the county jail this afternoon and held re
ligious services. An hour after they left
the jail William Gween, who was com
mitted for larceny, hanged himself to his
cell door. "
'He lelt a note saying the prayers of the
visitors had affected him, and that his
awakened conscienoe could not bear the
contemplation of ma own wickedness,
CLEVELAND'S BODY GUARD.
Superintendent Byrnes Accompanies Him
to His, Office The Police Official Thinks
There Is Danger From Cranks A. De
tective Will Constantly Attend Him.
New Yoek, Dec. 21. Mr. Cleveland
appeared at bis office in the Mills building
this morning accompanied by Superintend
ent Byrnes. The incident was unusual and
was variously commented upon, v
Mr. Cleveland said that be bad nothing
to say concerning the matter. Superin
tendent Byrnes also declined to speak fur
ther than to say that his presence as an
escort to Mr. Cleveland did not concern the
public and was of no interest whatever to
The explanations, however, were given
for the event, one by Mr. Cleveland's
friends and the other by Superintendent
Byrnes' friends. The first was to the eflect
that the Superintendent of the Police De
partment had offered to Mr. Cleveland the
services of a detective to be constantly with
him until he starts for Washington. This
offer was not made, it was said, because tho
slightest apprehension was felt concerning
the welfare of the President-elect, but that
it was the result of a desire to avoid taking
the slightest chance that Mr. Cleveland
might be molested by stray cranks, either
on the street or at his home. Mr. Cleve
land's friends said that he had declined to
accept the Superintendent's offer, as he felt
that he was still a private citizen and
should be treated as such.
The other statement was that notwith
standing Mr. Cleveland's wishes in the
matter, one of Superintendent Byrnes' men
will not be far off, no matter where the
President-elect is, whether in New York or
DR. WATKINS DISAPPEARS.
Philadelphia Minister Gone,
Family Knows Mot Where.
Philadelphia, Dec. 21. Special
The expeeted has happened in the case of
Bev. Wilbur F. Watkins, who lately re
signed the pastorate ot the Church of the
Saviour, in West Philadelphia, for to-day
it became known among the minister's
parishioners that he had left this city and
probably this country, because of the serious
troubles in which he had involved himself.
His congregation expressed more pity than
surprise. His wife stated that she did not
know where her husband had gone, but she
and the other members of the family were
praying for the best
It was learned at the bank where Dr.
Watkins kept an account that he had
drawn out all his available funds two
weeks ago. He bad also at that time set
tled up numerous other business affairs
which would have required his attention
before the first ot next month. So far as
his friends have been able to learn
he had between $2,000 and $3,000 in
his possession when he left the city the last
time. C. Stuart Patterson, who is counsel
for Dr. Watkins, said to-aay that he had
absolutely no knowledge of his client's
whereabouts. He further stated that he
thought the Committee of Inauirv appointed
by the Bishop would still investigate the
WINTRY IN THE WEST.
The Mercury Many Degrees Below Zero in
Minnesota and Snowing Hard.
St. Paul, Dec. 21 A cold wave from
the Northwest is announced for to-morrow,
with the mercury at 10 or more below
zero. The temperature at -some of the
principal points np there was very low this
morning. In Calgary, Swift Current and
Q'Appelle, in the Province of Assinaboine,
the temperature ranged from 20 to 26 be
low. The coldest place in the United
States was St. Vincent, Minn. At 7 o'clock
this morning it was 18 below there. It
was below zero in Montana, Wyoming,
Colorado, North Dakota and the Western
parts of South Dakota and Nebraska
Reports from all parts of Oregon, Wash
ington and British Columbia show that the
snowstorm was general to-day, though the
temperature has not gone below 20 above
zero in Western Oregon. Snow has fallen
from five to ten inches in the valleys. Tele
graph and telephone companies have ex
perienced considerable trouble.
VOTERS MUST VOTE OR PAY.
Every Kansas City Elector Who Shirked
His Duty Is to Be Prosecuted.
Kansas Cur, Dec. 21. City Counsel
Roselle brought suit to-day to compel B. T.
Whipple, a prominent capitalist, to pay
$3 50 as a penalty for not voting at the last
Kansas City has a clause in its charter,
fixing a penalty of $2 50 per capita on all
who do not vote. The record of voters'
books show that 18,271 voters did not vote
last year, that, subsequently, they owe the
citv $45,577 60. The suit to-day will be
followed by others, to include every delin
quent non-voter on the books. The list of
delinquents contains bank presidents, capi
talists and property owners who did not
take enough interest to vote. The result ot
the suit will be noted with interest
COMPETITION IN GAS.
A New Company to Operate In All North
western Pennsylvania Towns.
Wabrex, Pa., Dec. 2L Special The
much-talked-of gas company that proposes
to compete with the Pennsylvania Com
pany, in Western Pennsylvania, has com
pleted its organization in this city. It will
be known as the Warren and Chautauqua
Gas Company. The company is well
equipped to supply all the leading towns in
Jt controls extensive tracts of gas lands
in Elk county, and expects to be marketing
f;aa in this city by Februarv 1, Then the
mes will be at once contfnued to Corry
and to Jamestown, N. Y., taking in all the
towns along the line. The new company
means war, and has already opened with a
cut of 2cents per 1,000 feet
FLOWER SNUBS THE BAR.
Maynard to Go on the. Court of Appeals
Bench Dcsplto Resolutions of Protest.
New Yoek, Dec. 21. In spite of the
action of the Bar Association of this city
last night, when resolutions were adopted
declaring him unfit for the position, a tele
gram from Albany to-day says Governor
Flower has announced that at the proper
time he will appoint Hon. Isaac H. May
nard Associate Judge of the Court of Ap
peals in the place ot Judge Andrews, who,
on January 1, will become Chief Judge.
The opposition to Judge Maynard grows
out of his alleged course in regard to the
Duchess county election returns of 1891.
ELECTROCUTION DOWN FINE.
Warden Brown's Report Shows Great
Advance In the Art of Killing.
Albany, Dec. 21. Warden Brown, in
a report to Governor Flower on the Mc
Guire electrocution, says:
By a new and modern appliance of elec
tricity, applied to the execution of this man,
the shoes: was redbced from 1,800 volts to
150rolts within three seconds, and one con
tact was sufficient, not only to mate life ex
tinct, but tbis modern appliance, wliicb has
grown out of experience learned by the elec
trocution of ten men, reduces and does
awav with all possibility of any burning.
JL scorching, etc.
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BLAINE HAS NO HOPE
And He Prefers to Die Amid the
Scenes of His Great Triumphs.
NO FLITTING SOUTHWARD NOW.
Although His Family Talks of a Trip, He
Takes iNo Interest in It.
A EELAfSE POSSIBLE AM MINUTE
tTROM A 6TAFV COKRISPONDEVT.l
Washington, Dec. 2L It is quite cer
tain this evening that for once the doctors
and the family of ex-Secretary Blaine
meant exactly what they said,.when they
informed scores of anxious inquirers that
Mr. Blaine rested easily to-day, and was
feeling more cheerful than for any previous
time during the past week. The confiden
tial information now given out to intimate
friends, and quiokly repeated to the out
side, fully corroborates the formal reports
made by the family, the servants and the
physicians, who have not always stated the
Mr. Blaine has rested easily to-day, but
bis easy rest does not mean that he has re
covered any strength to speak of. As yet
he can take only the weakest of nourish
ment, and but a morsel of it, which would
not keep alive a healthy mouse. He rested
easily, because he was freer from that death
like feeling of a painless but agonizing
separation and dissolution of the whole
nervous system an agony that is described
as being more horrible than the severest
pain, which was the condition of the patient
on Sunday, and, in lesser degree ever since,
but which has not manifested itself so
No Strength Coming.
Both doctors and those intimate friends
who were conversed with freely by the
family to-day. admitted to the correspond.
ent of the DISPATCH this evening that
there was no appreciable gain of strength
in Mr. Blaine, that sort of vital progress
which might give basis for a hope that he
would rise from his bed and be able to flit
to a- warmer climate. A trip has been
planned for the sick man if he should grow
able to travel. California has been aban
doned as being out of the question, though
it was hoped three weeks ago that it would
be possible to cross the continent withont
risk. Arizona and Texas were also looked
upon as possible havens, bet these also have
been given up.
Old Point is the nearest place that it is
thought would be beneficial at all, but it is
possible if Mr. Blaine can be moved he will
be taken upon his bed, wrapped in blankets
and furs, to a car specially fitted for him,
and carried to Asheville, N. C, and then
by easy stages to Thomasville, Ga., or to
some one ot the many lovely winter resorts
in Florida These are the plans of the
family, and while the physicians shake
their' heads to outsiders and admit that
there is the faintest possibility that Mr.
Blaine will ever be removed alive, irom the
room in which he now lies, they say noth
ing to discourage the family from planning
and hoping, as long as there is a grain of
sand on which to build a foundation of
Blaine Has Lost Hope.
It may also be stated, and this comes in
directly from tho doctors, that Mr. Blaine
himself has no hope. It is known to the
whole country, and has been a cause of
widespread comment, that Mr. Blaine for
the past several years has been easily
thrown into a panic by omens of ill health.
With all his courage in battle, with politi
cal or personal opponents, he has always
been somewhat cowardly, when his physical
condition became a subject of argument.
He is easily discouraged by illness. Ot
late years when he fell sick he hm been
convinced that he could not live when there
was really no danger ot death. How much
more completely he has succumbed to that
feeling, now that he knows he has been far
nearer death than ever before, and is aware
of the want ot hope felt by those around
him, may be easily imazined. Therefore
the project of transporting him to a more
agreeable latitude than this during the
months of January ami February does not
seem to interest Mr. Blaine in tlie least.
It is admitted that he is convinced he
must soon die, and that lie would preler tn
draw his last breath m the old mansion
where he now lies rather than the prob
ability that he would die in transit, if ttiu
attempt should be made to take him else
where. His friends cay that he has b:en
often beard to express a wish that lie nuzbt
die at Washington. While he has always
had affectionate remembrances of his boy
hood home on the Monongahela, and deep
ly esteems Maine citizens for the honors
tneytave heaped upon him, he has a war
rior's desire for the scene of his battles, a
statesman's feeling for the Capital where
he has been repeatedly the presidtng-officer
of a great parliamentary body, has occupied
a chair in the Senate, has "been twice the
Chief of the Department ot State with Its
arms reaching to every part of the worM,
and has narrowly escaped ocenptney ot the
chair of the Chief .Executive ot the "Union.
No Such Assurance Given.
Ee does not desire to leave this place,
unless he can go forth with some assurance
of returning a cured man. This assurance
cannot be given and he has no hope to buoy
While Mr. Blaine rested quietly to-day,
the doctors informed the family that a re
lapse like that of Sunday might occur at
any time, and that it would not be best lor
them to be away from the dwelling for any
considerable time. Consequently, no mem
ber of the family was absent for more than
a short walk or drive, quickly returning
and anxiously inquiring in regard to the
condition of the patient Trained nurses
alternate at the bedside, watching con
stantly, occasionally assisting the sick man
to change his position, and once or twice
to-day raising him and propping him up
with pillows for a very few minutes. So
great was his weakness that a few minutes
in even this easy position exhausted him,
and he would again be laid down. While
there has been no alarming action of the
heart, that organ is weak and erratic, and is
only kept within the limits of measurable
regularity by a judicious use of digitalis.
Even the unprofessional will recognize
that it will require a email setback to one
in this condition to cause speedy death.
FIELD SALTED THOUSANDS.
A New Tork Detective Savs He Did A
Claim That Frederick Ward's House
Has Some -of It The Courts Investi
gating the Story.
New York, Dec. 2L Special An
order was made by Supreme Court Justice
Pratt, in Brooklyn, three days ago, to com
pel Clark, Ward & Co., bankers and brokers,
of 70 Broadway, of which firm Frederick
Ward is a member, to appear before a
referee and tell something about three hun
dred odd thousand dollars worth of securi
ties, which it is alleged were deposited with
the firm by Edward M. Field when he was
the head of the firm of Field, Lindley,
Wiechers & Co., before tbat firm failed and
before Field was adjudged a lunatic.
The orders were made on the application
of B. E. Dietz, President of the E. E.
Dietz Company, lantern manufacturers, of
Brooklyn. The demand for the order was
backed up with a certified copy of a judg
ment for $112,467 12, which had been ob
tained by Dietz against the members of the
firm of Field, Lindley, Wiechers & Ca
A detective named Palmer claims to have
discovered that Field "salted" about $400,
000 with different firms, expecting to
have a fortune of bis own when the
failure came. John F. Wiechers, one of the
partners fn the firm, said that Field not
only had robbed him ot $250,000 capital in
the concern, but naa tasen tou,uuu in gov
ernment bonds and $15,000 in notes which
had been left in the safe. Cyrus Field's
securities were worth about $300,000, it was
said. These and the $65,000 of Mr.
Wiechers all disappeared within a few
weeks of the failure, and not a trace of
them was ever found.
Copies of the orders were served to-day
on Frederick Ward, of the banking firm,
much to his disgust The orders demand
the appearance of the firm before the
referee to-morrow afternoon at 3 o'clock.
In a Heavy Brlbe-Taklng Case That Will Be
Probed In Chicago.
Chicago, Dec. 21. A H. Andrews &
Ca, dealers in school and office supplies,
to-day filed a bill against Edwin D. Weary,
a former salesman of the firm, claiming that
the defendant had defrauded them of $100.
000. It is alleged against Weary that he
accepted bribes to allow the company's bids
to be rejected and tbat be received large
percentages and commissions from houses
in the same line ot business as his em
ployers. Some of the instances where Weary is
alleged to have done tbis work are in 1888
with the letting of a contract for $104,000
by the Commissioners of Allegheny county.
Pa., and with the letting of a contract by
tne CllV OI junrnpuu, icon.,
Weary denies all the allegations.
HOUNDED BY A BLACKMAILER
The Story of the Cause of Ed Foerstel's
Sensational Suicide Confirmed.
St. Louis, Deo. 21. The story of black
mailing in connection with the suicide of
Ed Foerstel was confirmed to-day by an in
timate friend of the dead man. James Har
rison, who positively asserted that the
blackmailer was a former partner of young
Foerstel's, Harry a Carroll.
It is learned that Carroll, while visiting
the young man in his office, became pos
sessed of a personal memorandum in Foer
stel's cash box, acknowledging indebt
edness to the city of $350. Using
this as a hammer, Harrison says Carroll
sec i red about $5,000, and a further demand
for $10,000 hush money precipitated suicide,
which, of course, disclosed the actual state
Another Endowment Order Goes.
Boston, Mass., Dec. 2L Certificate
holders in the endowment order of the Sons
and Daughters ot America filed to-day in
the Supreme Court a bill in equity, asking
tbat the affair; of the order be wound up
and a receiver appointed. The indebted
ness amounts to $425,500, and the cash on
hand Is only $7,000. It is asserted by the
petitioners tbat the fundi of the order have
I been misappropriated.
Tie legislature Will Be
ABked to Boom the lake
Erie Canal Project
WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
Its Feasibility to Be Passed On bj
Uncle Sam's Engineers.
The Coal, Builders and Grain Exchanges
Call Special Meetings to Discuss the
Enterprise Pittsburg Stirred Up by
the Enthusiasm of Cincinnati Effort
Will Be Made to Have the State Pub
lish the Commission's Report This
Winter Colonel T. P. Roberts Dis
cusses the Water Supply on tha Sum
mitStreams That Can Be Utilized.
The next important move to be made in
the promotion of the Erie Canal project is
to have a joint resolution passed by the
Pennsylvania Legislature asking Congress
to appropriate $10,000 to pay the expenses
of a Government commission of engineers
to examine the proposed route and pro
nounce upon its feasibility. The sugges
tion is made by Collector John F. Dravo,
chairman of the Biver and Harbor Commit
tee of the Chamber of Commerce, and is
heartily indorsed by Colonel T. P. Boberts.
With this object in view, a resolution
will be introduced at the meeting of the
Chamber next Tnesday, requesting that
shortly after the Legislature convenes a
committee be sent to Hamsburg to take up
the subject jointly with the House and
Senate. Both Colonel Boberts and the
Captain think that the Chamber of Com
merce will approve the plan and lend its
official influence. The idea is not to have
the Legislature indorse the canal, for that
has practically been done already. The re
port of the commission was accepted, and
the organization was continued for the pur
pose of getting Congress to take hold ot the
Want to Influence Congress.
Colonel Boberts feels that a joint recom
mendation from the State Legislature will
have great weight with the national law
makers and materially help the Commis
sioners. Congressman Dalzell has intro
duced a bill asking for the appropriation of
$10,000 to have the merits of the canal ex
amined, but as the House is Democratia
and the session is short, it is feared the
measure may go by default. On the other
hand, the sum wanted is so insignificant
that many believe the bill will be passed
without any trouble.
All that Colonel Boberts demands is that
the Government engineers go over the
route as surveyed and say whethec tho
scheme is feasible or not. He is confident
tbat their opinion will agree with the con
clusions of the Pennsylvania commission.
As the feasibility of the canal is constantly
questioned by skeptical people, who know
no mors about it than the man in the moon,
the Government report would settle this
question forever. Time is flying, and if
tbis Congress is not favorable, the realiza
tion of the great project is another year
fnrther oil unless private capital should be
Plttsburgers Keady to Put Up. ,
Colonel Boberts rays there are men in
Pittsburg who would advance the $10,000
needed if the report made would be consid
ered official and some reasonable return
could be guaranteed. The Colonel feels
that it is only a question of time now until
the waterway to the lakes will be built
The last Legislature failed to provide for
the printing of the commission's report
About 400 copies were published and paid
for out of the commission's funds, but
under the. impression that the Legislature
would furnish the money, Colonel Roberts
says, they were quite reckless in distribut
ing them. The failure to have the report
published is one reason why so little is
known about the details of the project
throughout the country. Copies of what
the commission has done should be widely
circulated in all the large cities, and par
ticularly along the great lakes and rivers of
the interior. This would bring the canal
before the people, and they could judge for
themselves. It would also answer the nu
merous questions asked by men not posted.
The Commissioners are hopeful that the
coming Legislature will look after the pub
lication of the report
The interest manifested in the canal in
Cincinnati has had a good effect on Pitts
burgers. Meetings of the Coal, Grain and
Building Exchanges and kindred associa
tions have been called to be held within a
week to discuss the project and indorse it
Coal Operators Greatly Interested.
The river coal operators in particular
have been stirred np, and if all the trade
organizations in the city co-operate it will
be plain sailing at Harrisburg, and it will
have a good influence on the country at
large. Pittsburg has always been willing
to boom the project, but the interest has
lagged a little Bince the commission made
Some time ago an engineer from the She
nango Valley wrote The Dispatch claim
ing that the water supply on the summit
was not sufficient to support a canal big
enough to float 2,500-ton vessels. He added
that he had visited the territory during the
summer and found the region quite dry.
When Colonel Boberts was informed of
the objection last evening he saidt "Well,
this is one of the things we have to contend
with, and it is to answer such people that I
want Government engineers to examine the
route. I think the engineer in question is
not familiar with the water supply. This
part of the work was left to Mr. Goodwin,
one of the hardest workers and most ingen
ious men tbat I ever met He was well ac
quainted with the country, and I went over
the ground carefully with him. Even if
Mr. Goodwin's reservoirs that he counted
on to feed the canal were wiped out, there
would still be plenty of water.
Could Divert French Creek.
"Why, French creek, one of the largest
tributaries of the Allegheny, conld be
turned bodily Into the canal, and Watson,
Oil and other runs, besides the numerous
lakes in the northwestern counties, can be
utilized. French creek is really a river.
Indeed, the water supply does not give ma
a single thought
"Without stopping to discuss the feasi
bility of the project now I can say frankly
that something must be done to save the
furnace interests of Pittsburg and the Ma
honing and Shenango Valleys. On account
of Southern competition iron ia vary low,
and cheaper freight rates to the lakes would
enable our manufacturers and coal opsr.