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. IS DEMOCRAT
Of the lind That Senator
Hill Is Always So Fond
of Calling Himself.
HE SNUBS A MUGWUMP,
Who Calls to Ask About Patronage,
and Praises a Party leader.
A Baltlmorean Carries a L'st of Ellgi
bles Names to tho President-Elect
The Latter Won't Even Loot at Them,
but Asks After Mr. Raisin's Health
Mr. Raisin Is a Jeffersonian Demo
crat Whose Joss Is Gorman The
Maryland Senator Tickled Over the
Incident Earnacle3 on the Repub
lican Boat in New York That Secretary
Charles Foster Means to Remove
Alleged Labor Leaders to Be Turned
Down for Not Delivering Goods as
Promised Lamont and Carlisle Still
on the Cabinet-Makers' Slate.
Baltimore, Dec. 25. The "Maryland
Rosewater Brigade," as the Mugwumps are
irreverently termed by the regular Demo
crats, are in great distress. They have been
banking on obtaining recognition
from Mr. Cleveland, and in or
der to fortify their positions
sent a delegation to the President-elect, the
leader of whom carried in his inside pocket
a list of available Federal offices in this
State. To their utter amazement and
chagrin they were not given even an op
portunity to show it
The facts did not leak out until yesterday,
when one of the Mugwumps unbosomed
himself to a friend. He said they were re
ceived pleasantly enough by Mr. Cleve
land, who talked about things generally,
but, as if suspecting what they wanted,
turned oft the conversation every time it
drifted into an undesirable channel.
Finally the head of the party plunged
boldly into the subiect He had not made
much headway when the President-elect
broke in with: 'Yes, tell me something
about your politics, but first of all, how is
my friend Raisin?"
"What did you say, Mr. Cleveland?"
stammered the Mugwumpian diplomat
"Why, how is my friend Raisin?" re
peated the Man of Destiny, who seemed to
realize and enjoy the discomfiture of his
visitor who was loaded up to the muzzle
with hot shot, like a big chief of the
Baltimore regulars, "I have a very high
"f.'gard l&r Mr. Raisin, and I have made in
quiries about him and learned that he is a
born leader of men. He was my friend at
Chicago, and I assure yon that I will not
forget bis good offices.
Cleveland's Stand for Gorman's Man.
This was not all the President-elect said,
but it is enough to indicate a general tenor
of his remarks. It goes without saying
that the estimable yonng emissary from the
Monumental City Mugwumps had the wind
taken completely out of his sail.
"What could I say?" he asked his friend.
"What could I say? My guns were spiked.
Confound this fellow RaisinI No matter
where you go, he has always been there
It has since been learned -that Mr. Raisin
really bad had a talk with Mr. Cleveland
and made quite an impression on the President-elect
All the regulars are langhing,
and no one enjoying it more than Mr. Gor
man, who has the highest respect for his
BARNACLES ON THE BOAT.
becretary Charles Foster's Trip to Ifew
York to Trim Some of tho Alleged
Labor Leaders Charges Made That'
They "eer Deliver the Goods They
Claim They Have In Possession.
New York, Dec. 25. Special Secre
tary Charles Foster, ot the Treasury, came
to town early to-dar and breakfasted at the
Filth Avenue Hotel with Collector Hend
ricks. The Secretary said he had come to
New York on personal matters. He has
noticed, though, a serious difference of
opinion in Washington on the proposition
to restrict immigration next year.
It may be that the differences
can be satisfactorily adjusted, and until the
proposition is amicably received the Fed
eral employes at Ellis Island are compara
tively safe. It is well known that Colonel
Weber, his assistant, General O'Beirne,
Mahlon Chance and about 30 immi
gration inspectors have expected all
along to move out on the event of
immigration being restricted. The
service of such a large force would then not
be necessary. Colonel Weber has never
been looked upon as a barnacle on the Re
publican party. The people at Washington
believe that he has performed his duties ac
cording to the best lights given him. There
is a disposition, though, on the part ot
the Harrison administration not to wait for
the Cleveland administration before getting
rid of what the practical men in the Re
publican party look upon as "barnacles."
The Uarnacles on Ellis Island.
It was made very plain to-day that the
Secretary and some of his friends believe
that "barnacles" exist at Ellis Island and
in various departments of the Federal
service in New York City. The proposed
raid on the Treasury inspectors may come
at any moment Some of those who talked
with Secretary Foster believe that this raid
should be postponed, and that John
McMackin and other labor leaders
should be left to the tender mercies of the
Cleveland administration. It was argued
that this event is not far off, and that any
savage policy would "be ill-timed and call
for more, or less unfavorable comment from
the Democratic opposition. The people at
Washington, though, are determined upon
a reduction in the force, not only of treas
urers, inspectors, but other minor officials
in the Federal service.
There is more or less bitterness over the
subject Leading men in the Republican
party say they have been buncoed by em
ployes who have assumed to speak to the
labor people; that this was amply demon-
strated on election day and that there is
no disposition to wait for the Cleveland ad
ministration before these fellows are turned
adrift . . .
Enough in It for a Volnme.
It was insisted that a volume could be
written concerning the alleged importance
of labor leaders who hare held Federal
places under the Harrison administration.
Those in control of the departments now
insist that these men should be fired out
One of Secretary Foster's visitors said:
"The quicker the Bepublicaa'party of New
York State follows the policy of Richard
Crocker, in pushing yount men to
the front, the better it will' be for all hands.
Look at some of the men who are holding
office in onr party to-day In this State!
They are of no earthly benefit to anybody
but themselves, and I doubt sometime if
they are much value to their own persons.
They do not control any votes. They say
they do, and they have'been given plenty
of money to show what they could do. In
every instance they have failed to produce
results. Thev are barnacles, pure and
simple, and should be retired to private
life. They have lived on the assumption
that they are ot value. There hasn't been
a campaign in this .State during the last
eight years in which their utter worthless
ticss has not been demonstrated, I am
speaking now of men who claim to repre
sent the labor element Yet they have been
given places and protected. They are better
off in thii world's goods, to be sure, but
the Republican party has received no ben-
Robert Lincoln, Minister to England, was
at the Murray Hill Hotel to-day. He Is to
sail lor Liverpool on Wednesday.
CABINET MAKERS' CHRISTMAS.
Unable to Keep One Holiday, Even When
It Comes on Sunday.
New Yoek, Dec. 25. Special Mr.
Cleveland had no thought to-day but for
Christmas and the pleasant relations it
brought to his family. Tbe Cabinetmakers,
however, did not snspend operations. Opin
ions worth recording were that Mr.
Cleveland has up to date decided
upon only two places in his
Cabinet Those, to a certain extent, even
by the best informed people were conject
ural. They were, however, in substance.
that Senator Carlisle had practically
accepted the Treasury portfolio, and that
Colonel Daniels. Lamont had been selected
as Secretary ot the Navy.
The mention of Edward J. Phelps for
Secretary ot State has brought to-day the
statement that he was "not in it" No
matter what is said about this place, it was
remarked and notwithstanding the com
ments of those who assume to speak by the
card the Cabinet indicators had always
pointed to Hon. William G Whitney for
this place. Mr. Whitner is in a peculiar
position. He cannot speak about these
matters, yet constantly his name is asso
ciated with that of the next Secretary of
Those familiar with such matters do not
believe that Mr. Cleveland is attain to have
two members of the Cabinet from New York
State. But the same people insist that Mr.
Whitney is to be Secretary ot State, and
Colonel Lamont Secretary ot the Navy.
The problem is left to them for solution.
Many Democrats are expected in town dur
ing the holidays. They are expected to
confer with Mr. Cleveland. The work of
Cabinet building is expected to progress
rapidly, as Mr. Cleveland is to leavfe town
for Lakewood early in the year. At Lake
wood Mr. Cleveland will put the finishing
touches on the Cabinet
TO OPPOSE STRIKES.
Railroad Organizations to Combine Ko
Tjlu" Up of Xtoads to Be Allowed Dar
ing tho World's Fair A Sleeting In
Cedak Rapids, Ja Dec. 25. All of the
railroad organizations, with the exception
of the switchmen are, it is said, to once more
form themselves into an amalgamated asso
ciation. The meeting for the purpose of
this amalgamation will take place here De
cember 20ib, and will be composed of the
following brotherhoods of railroad em
ployes: Locomotive Engineers, Locomo
tive Firemen, Trainmen, Conductors and
It is said that the object of this amalga
mation is to prevent any railroad strike
that might occur -during the time of the
great Exposition. It is feared that if the
various Brotherhoods were left to their own
discretion, and in view of the dissatisfaction
already existing among the organizations,
strikes would ensue on many ot tbe promi
nent roads of the country. Such conserva
tive labor leaders as P. M. Arthur, of the
Engineers' and D. G. Ramsey, of the Tele
graphers', who held a conference on the
subject a short time ago, agreed that if any
organization went out on strike during the
Fair, public sentiment andlprejudice would
De so strong mat it wouia end in tbe dis
solution ot those organizations.
Every State in the Union will send one
representative from each of the five orders.
Delegates representing Brotherhoods in
New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey,
Massachusetts, Delaware and Maryland
left Chicago for this city to-night Grand
Chief Arthur, of Engineers', and Chief
Ramsey, of the Telegraghers', were in the
BAKER'S ANTI-MINER LAW.
Author "Says It Has Been in Some
Detroit, Dec. 25. Fred A. Baker, In a
letter to a local paper, enclosing a copy of
bill to repeal the Miner law, says there is a
misunderstanding as to its purport and tbe
grounds on which it is based. He has
framed a bill, in the lengthy preamble of
which its object is lully explained. The bill
itselt proposes to revoke ana annul tne elec
tion and appointment of the five Democratio
Presiaental electors, and to 'confer upon
the remaining electors power to fill the
vacancies thus created. Mr. Baker defends
the bill on the ground that the Democratic
electors do not represent the political senti
ments or will of a majority of the people of
the State, and that their election was se
cured against the will ot the people by tbe
fraudulent practices and conduct ot the
Legislature ot 1891, in wrongfully and
iorcibly obtaining a partisan majority in
tbe State Senate and then passing the elec
toral act of 189L
He further contends that it is "the duty
of the present Legislature to effectuate and
carry out the wilt ot, the people of this
State and to preserve their political rights
by every constitutional means in their
power by ousting the Democratic electors."
Mr. Baker thinks that not only the Miner
law but its results should be wiped out;
but he admits that his opinion as to
whether it would be good nolicy for the
Republican Legislature to pass his bill is
entitled to no consideration.
MAY BE A MURDER.
Te rrlblo Itesnlt of a Quarrel Abont a Trifle
Barney McCain, employed at furnace B
of the Edgar Thomson Steel Works, Brad
dock, and Prank Kilkoin, also an employe
of the plant,quarreled yesterday overa trifle.
McCain, becoming enraged, picked up a
large piece of iron and struck Kilkoin
a terrible blow over the head. A physician
was immediately summoned, who pro
nounced the man's injuries so serious that
he was ordered to a Pittsburg hospital. Mc
Cain is but 23 years oi-age, while Kilkoin
is but one year older. The former lives at
Brinton, and Kilkoin resides in Braddock.
McCain was arrested and placed in jaiL
The injured man is in a serious condition.
And One of Its Gnardians
Blown to Pieces Toy a
DUBLIN IS SHAKEN UP
Bj an 'Explosion Beneath the Chief
SOME BLAME IRISH PLOTTERS
While Others -Eelieve It Wa to Gratify
THE FUGITIVE HERZ A BLACKMAILER
DoBi.ru-, Dec 25. The first report that
the explosion last night outside of the de
tective offioe of- the Exchange Court was a
political outrage is deprecated by 'the
police, General opinion is that the bomb
or infernal machine was placed by a person
with a personal spite against the detective
All day people from all parts of the city
have gathered in crowds near the place.
Immediately after the explosion somebody
ran through the city spreading the report
that John Morley, the Irish Secretary, who
was passing the office at the time of the
explosion, had been thrown to the ground,
and was suffering from concussion of the
brain. Several friends of Mr. Morley, who
were not informed as to his whereabouts,
came running to the office to inquire after
bis injuries. The only person severely in
jured was the detective who died.
Three men and a woman, in a side street
about 100 yards off, were thrown to the
ground and remained unconscious for sev
eral minutes. They sustained only a few
bruises, and walked tome.
Detective Syhnott Terribly Mangled.
Detective Syhnott, who lost his life by
the explosion, when found lay prostrate,
his face mangled, an arm and a leg shat
tered and severely wounded on the chest
He was taken to the Jervis Street Hospital,
where his Injured limbs were amputated.
He lay unconscious for about twenty min
utes; then he died. The walls of the detec
tive office were cracked by the force of the
explosion, and all of the windows and
window frames were broken. At the spot
where the infernal machine exploded the
flagging of the court yard was torn up for
several feet and a great hole was excavated
in the earth. Apparently, Syhnott had
kicked or otherwise moved the machine
away from the walsfof the building, and
this very much lessened the damage to the
structure. In the interior all the rooms
are strewn with broken plaster and splin
ters of glass.
The apartments in the castle known as
the Chiet Secretary's library directly over
look Exchange Court, the scene ot the ex
plosion. Exchange Court is a cul de sac,
and the portion 'of the castle overlooking
the court is the only portion that could be
approached by anyone without passing the
gates of tbe castle yard. The gates are al
ways guarded by sentries, and would in the
event of an explosion in the yard be at once
closed, thns preventing the escape of any
culprit or culprits.
A Finger Fonnd In the Castle.,
Qne of Syhnott's finger's was found inside
the Chief Secretary's library, and portions
of his clothing were found 100 yards distant
from the scene of the explosion. The shock
killed a lot of canaries in the shop at the
corner of the court.
Detective Greene, who passed the scene
Shortly beiore the explosion, says that he
saw ljing on the pavement beneath the
office window w hat appeared to be a brown
Earcel, with a half-used cigar smoldering
eside it, and there was nothing to excite
his suspicion. Quite a number ot people
who were walking in the streets in the
neighborhood sustained bruises from the
effects of the explosion, and several suffered
from tbe shock.
It is believed in some quarters that the
motive of the culprit 6r culprits was re
venge for the reported refusal of the Gov
ernment to release the imprisoned dyna
HFRZ A BLACKMAILER.
The Fugitive Now Denounced as the Orig
inator of the Panama Bribery Business
Said to Have Become Enormously
Wealthy on Money Extracted From
Reinach More Duels on the Carpet In
Paris, Dee. 25. Copyright. A story
unmatched in all history, and without par
allel evtfn in standard fiction, was given to
the Paris correspondent of The Dispatch
by a prominent banker, to-day, in explana
tion of the series of events which has
culminated in the present crisis
of France. Although the astounding
narrative bears the evidence of truth, and
Clearly explains the facts already before
the country, I hesitate to make it public in
lull detail, because it involves great names
and reputations which must not be lightly
t requires few words to outline the main
features of this terrific drama. It will be
remembered, in connection with Baron
Reinach's death, that it was said
the principal documents Bearing on
the distribution ot the vast Panama
corruption funds had been stolen. These
dangerous papers have for a long time been
in the possession of Cornelius Herz, now a
fugitive in London, who for several dava
has been so prominently before the public
in connection with Panama affairs.
Herz Denounced as a Blackmailer.
It Is now said that Herz's connection with
Reinach has been that of a blackmailer,
and not his victim. It is believed that
Herz gained possession of the documents
several years ago, and has ever since
levied gigantic tribute upon Beinach. The
amount extorted up to the time of the
Baron's death is placed at not less than 10,
When rumors of the Panama corruption
began to be publicly discussed, six weeks
ago; Herz is said to hav made them the
basis for a fresh demand for 4,000,
000 . francs. He threatened to pub
lish 'all his evidence in two Paris
newspapers it not paid. Reinach could not
respond. Herz was inexorable, and in
creased the pressure. He affirmed that he
could stop tbe threatened great exposure if
his demands were satisfied.
Reinach in his extremity appealed to
Rouvier. He reminded the Minister of
Finance of assistance he had rendered, him
in the past. and. which Botivier described
in his indiscreet speech in the Chamber,
tbe other day. The distressed baron
begged him to use- every effort to prevent
Herz executing his threats.
Clemenceau Not Taken In.
Rouvier sought Clemenceau's aid, but the
latter presumably replied that he could do
' When the result, was made known' to 1
Reinach' he exclaimed: "I au lost" A
day or two Inter he was dead whether by
suicide or murder is still an open question.
Herz's pursuit of Reinach, pitiless and
relentless for. years, is described as one of
the cruel crimes in history. He was al
most penniless and without influence when
Reinaoh made him his protege. To-day
he has more than . 8,000,000 francs
in visible property in Paris and Frankfort,
beside large interests in England. It is
affirmed, also, that he himself instigated the
briberies which he afterward used to ruin
L'UHair to-morrow will print an inter
view with .Fugitive Arton, who acted as
distributing agent of the Panama corrup
tion fund, and who is said to be across the
Spanish frontier. He refuses to accept an
offer of -safe conduct to Paris and return,
saying: "I do not tear French justice, but I
will not go to Paris, beoanse if I did I
should be poisoned as Reinach was."
At Least Flvo More Duels Coming Off.
There is to be a fresh casus belli and a
new challenge between Clemenceau and
Millevoye. The latter refuses to meet
Clemenceau under the original challenge,
because the Radical leader will not con
sent to finish the duel with swords if pis
tols prove ineffective. Clemenceau will
now brand Millevoje as a coward, and then
thev will probably fight on the new issue.
Fix-Minister of Public Works Itaynal to
day challenged Denayhouz, the well-known
engineer, on account of the latter', charge
that he sought a bribe of 5300.000 francs
.Iroru Christophle, Governor of the Credit
jl rancaisc, tor tbe Uepvmiqm Mrancaue.
STARVING IN SWEDEN.
Poor Feasants Dying by Scores ana Thou
sands Trying to Emigrate.
Stockholm, "Dec. 25. The famine in
the Government of Uleabory threatens to
cause an exodus of the poorer people.
Hundreds have gone to the coast of the
Gulf of Bothnia to seek means of emigrat
ing. Uleabory City is crowded with starv
ing peasants. In the interior the people
are reported to be dying by scores.
THE ETEUEIA IS SWIFT.
She Brats the Fleet City of Paris In a Hard
Voyage to Europe.
London, Dec 25. The log of the steam
hip Etruria, which, although starting from
New Tork twenty minutes behind the
steamship City of Paris, passed Daunts
Rock four, hours and six minutes ahead of
her. The complete record by days is: Sun
day, 360 miles; Mondav, 463 miles; Tues
day, 450 miles, Wednesday. 444 miles:
Thursday, 440 miles; Friday, 430 miles, and
Saturday, 226 miles.
Cholera Increasing at Hamburg.
Hamburg, Dec. 23. Since Friday there
have been 12 fresh cases of cholera and
three" deaths in the city. Persons are ill
of cholera at AHona; one died yesterday in
A ROUGH OCEAN VOYAGE.
The Steamer Saale Arrives After Its Worst
Trip Across the Ocean.
New Yoek, Dec. 25. Special The
chief of the ice-sheathed steamships that
got in to-day out of the turmoil of the win
ter sea was the Saale, of the North German
Lloyd line. She' was due Thursday,
and did not reach the bar until
1:10 A. M. to-day. Captain Bingfc said the
Saale's last trip was one. of the roughest, it
not the roughest he ever had. The bad
weather began Immediately after she left
Bremen, December 13: December 4?when
she came out of Southampton, she could not
pass the Needles, but had to round to the
south of the Isle of Wright.
About 0:30 o'clock P, M., December 18,
the. wind w cut down all of a sudden, and
there was a perfect calm, while a yellow
light shone on the sea from the cloudy sky.
Then suddenly the wind began to
blow violently from the west and
both sides of the ship at once were attacked
bv great waves which broke over tbe deck.
nearly meeting in the middle. At 10 p, M.
on the 19th a tremendous wave broke down
three lifeboats on tbe starboard side of the
promenade deck. On the 20th, when the
Saale was off the Banks, she had a regular
blizzard which delayed her 24 hours.
COLD IN THE NORTHWEST.
The Mercury Dropping Away Below Zero
and Still Going.
St. Pattl, Minn., Dec. 25. The- weather
clerk made the Northwest a Christmas
present of the lowest temperature regis
tered so far this winter. It commenced
growing cold yesterday afternoon, and in
this city this morning the mercury stood
at from 16 to- 18 below zero.
The weather throughout the day was
bright, but bitterly cold, with a 'wind'
that cat like a knife. Fergus Falls
reports 25 below, Winnipeg 22 below,
Moorehead 24, St. Vincent 22", Duluth
12, Lacrosse 12 and Bismarck 16. It
appears to be slightlv warmer in the far
Northwest, 'Qu'Appelfe reporting 12 be
low, a rise of 12; Minnedosa, 18 below, a
rise of 4, and Helena 28- above, arise of
10. At 9 o'clock the thermometer in this
city registered 14 below. The ware is not
accompanied by any snow, and the wind,
though keen, is'high.
Dispatches say that it was the coldest day
in Chicago for three years, the mercury be
ing 4 below zero and declining, while the
thermometer was tbe same at Milwaukee
and 1 below zero at St. Louis.
REBELS GETTING BOLDER.
They Attack, and Drive Mexican
Back in Great Disorder.
Neuvo Redo, Mexico, Dec 25, It ,is
now definitely known that there is at least
one band of Revolutionists, numbering
about 200 Mexicans, a dispatch having been
received here late last night from Guerrero,
in the State of Tamulipas, stating that a
detachment of Mexican soldiers stationed
five miles from Camargo were attacked yes
terday morning by the Revolutionists.
The soldiers were so greatly outnumbered
that they attempted no defense, but retired
in panic-stricken order to the town of
Camargo, where the remainder of their
troops were stationed. The Revolutionists
kept up a constant firing on the Govern
ment soldiers, bnt have not yet attacked
Camargo. It is reported that several
soldiers were wounded. Reinforcements
have been ordered to Camargo and-a bloody
battle will ensue, unless tbe Revolutionists
again seek refuge on United States soil.
One Man BUwn to Pieces and Another
ALBUQUBQUE, N. M, Dec. 25. A fright
ful explosion of several sticks ot dynamite
occurred in the Mogolllan mining district,
south of the city. Fred Bailey and Walter
Black, miners, were making arrangements
to do some work in their mines and had
placed dynamite in tbe stove to be thawed
out. The sticks exploded and their shanty
was blown to atoms.
Black was fortunate in escaping with
only serious cuts and bruises over his body,
but tbe injuries that Bailey received were
frightiuL His legs were blown off and the
scalp was torn ofE He also received a ter
rible cut on the head from a flying piece of
the stove. He will die. Other houses' in
the vicinity were alsd destroyed.
THE NEW YORK SITUATION.
BLAINE'S BEST DAY.
A Comparatively Cheerful Christmas
in the Statesman's Home.
WONDERFUL STRENGTH IS SHOWN
For a Han Who Has Been for a Wett So
.Kear to Death's Door.
BEAUTY OP MR. BLAINE'S HOME LIFE
Washington, Dec. 25. At 10 o'clock
to-night the Blaihe mansion was closed for
the night, and all the lights in the main
structure were extinguished, with the ex
ception of a single gas jet in the sickroom,
which was burning dimly. At the same
hour Mr. Blaine's physician had also re
tired lor the night Everything at this
hour indicated that everyone connected
with the household anticipated a restful
night for Mr. Blaine.
Inquiry at the Blaihe residence at 6:20
o'clock this evening brought forth the wel
come answer that he was "doing very
nicely," and that he had taken milk at 4 P.
M. and broth at 6 p. M. Mr. Blaine's nurse
said this had been Mr. Blaine's best day
since the relapse of one Week ago. Dr.
Johnston, Mr. Blaine's phvsician, called
upon the patient at 5:30 p. M., and iound
him very comfortable,
Christmas Greetings for His Family.
As evidence that Mr. Blaine is much im
proved, it is said that this morning when he
awoke he gave the usual Christmas greet
ings in a cheery tone, and received those of
his family in much the same spirit he ex
hibited in the old days. He took a lively
interest in the presents interchanged in the
family, and made particular inquiry about
tbe gifts, to his grandchildren, in whom he
has lost none of tbe interest that has always
While the outer world bas been per
mitted to know but little of the domestio
life of Mr. Blaine the few who have been
admitted to the inner domestic circle say
that his characteristics are never more
strikingly manifested than when in the
bosom of his family. When in health at
the threshold of 'his home he is wont to
leave behind him the cares and distraction
of a busy life and devotes much or his
leisure hours in pleasant, interesting and
instructive conversation with those around
him. In fact, it has been said that to see
Mr. Blaine at his best one must see him at
his home, surrounded by his family and
Political Enemies Not Personal Ones.
Mr. Blaine has been made cognizant dur
ing his illness of the friendly interest man
ifested in him in all portions of the country
and by the rank and file of all political par
ties. He was deeply afiected and expressed
his gratitude frequently. It is said that in
his great affliction, domestic and physical,
that which has moved him most profoundly
are the kindly expressions which have
reached him from time to time from his po
litical opponents. He has been heard to re
mark: that one of the griefs of an active
public career are the animosities engen
dered, but that these griefs were as gentle
as descending snowflakes as compared with
the wounds created by the ingratitude of,
men who were the beneficial les of one's
bounty. The public men were few who did
not carry their scars to the grave.
The day that means so much to millions
throughout the Christian world was passed
by the family of Mr. Blaine, now gathered
under his roof, in a manner behtting a
Christmas Sabbath and the condition of its
revered head. It was a happy Christmas,
in that the beloved husband and father was
still scared to them. Pathetically signifi
cant, indeed, were the vacant chairs, but no
part of the depression felt at the absence ot
those wont to occupy them was permitted
to enter tbe sick room.
GOOD HEALTH TO BE ENVIED.
Blaine Couldn't Help Thinking
When He Met Dick Bright,
Washington, Dec. 25. Stecial
Colonel Dick Bright, ex-Sergeant at Arms
of the Senate and again a candidate for that
position, is nearly 60 years of age, but Is ro
bust and rosy. He tells his friends of a
meeting with ex-Secretary Blaine, a few
months ago, that has a sad interest. He
was about to take a train for New York,
and a friend thus describes the meeting:
Arrivlntr at the Pennsylvania depot
Colonel Bright met 11 r. Blaine, who was
with a party of ladles and gentlemen, all of
whom he knew. lie greeted them, of course.
Mr. Blaine had turned aside for a moment
and one or the ladles, supposing that the tno
weie not acquainted, stud: "Why, Colonel,
do you not know Mr. Blaine? Permit me to
lntrnrliiftw nn.' Till ninif. Mr. TtlAlna vLntr.
nized Mr. Bright und said: "Ceitainly, we
know each other very well."
ColoneUBright grouped Mr. Blaine's hand
warmly, Cut he noticed that the clasp was
much lonser than id customary.aud looking,
saw that Mr. Blaine's eyes were flxec; flnnly
upon his own. On the ittatesman's face wan
a strange, inquiring, eager expression, us if
he weie drinking In ana ahsoi Un' the rose
ate plctuie of health. There the twain gazed
upon each other, tlio ono noticing that the
other looked wan and hapgaru, the very
l averse of the physical and mental stioniitli
o( fminer j ears, and the otl eranpirently
eloeply moved by the exhibit or a health and
lgor that weio denied him. A few common
places were pushed. As Colonel Bright
moved an ay to Ills train he noticed that the
ejes of Mi. Blaine uuie lollowing him In
toiitly, as If Ills oveiy fiber einied anil
coveted supreme health. To-ilny the blond
in the velna of one of them runs a warmly as
oi old, while- the other lies upon a bed
pain, Iroin which it is leared that he will
never rise. ,
DEATH BEAT Hill HOME.
A Christmas Visitor's Mother Burned!
Fatally Before He Arrived.
Geoegetown, Ky,, Dec. 25. Robert
Barney, colored, ot Cincinnati, arrived
here last evening to spend the holidays
with his aged mother, whom he had not
seen for several years. A few minutes be;
lore he reached the bouse bis mother's dress
ignited at a stove and she wasv fatally
burned, dying sdon' after fare entered, with
A STUDENT OFF HIS BASE.
He Behaves In a Peculiar Manner and Is
New Haven, Conn., Dec. 25. Special
A tall young man, dressed in the manner
of a student, created no little enriosity and
excitement on an express train which ar
rived in this city from New York, about 8
o'clock last evening. He offered his money'
to passengers on the train, and when the
conductor came through to collect the fares
he had lost bis ticket. Upon questioning the
young man it was apparent that he was in
sane, and at the Union depot he was turned
over to the police and taken to the
'Central station. He gave his name as Carl
Bullock, and said he had been stopping
with a family by the name of Shaw in New
York City. He was dressed in a long
brown ulster, a stylish-fitting suit of gray
and wore a light necktie. AVhen he was
told to hand out his valuables for safe
keeping he promptly obeyed, and the first
thing he laid down on the desk was a five
shooter of Smith & Wesson make, loaded
with ball cartridges. Next he brought out
his purse, then a gold watch and chain and
two finger rings, one of which contained a
On his vest he wore a Psi Upsilon pin
studded with 17 diamonds. When it came
to removing this and placing it on the desk
before the Sergeant he objected, declaring
that he could not remove the pin because.it
was a secret society pin, and rather than do
it ha wonld remove the vest. Bullock said
he was a member of Williams College, and
displaved a check for $50 payable to his
order and signed by George E. Miller, of
Norwalk. The young man was examined
by Dr. Parks, who said he was insane and
evidently just recovering from a severe ill
ness. He was sent to the hospital, but dis
charged this morning and went to Norwalk,
where he said he belonged.
A TRAGIC SERIES.
All Followed as the Itesnlt or a School
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 25. A dispatch
rrom McArthur, O., tells of a tragical end
ing to a schoolboys' quarrel. The children
of Sidney Dilg and PearL Dutro, farmers in
Jackson township, had a quarrel. Dutro,
upon hearing of it, went last Thursday night,
to Dflg's house; armed -with an axe. On
Deiujp admitted, be almost immediately
began a murderous assault upon Dilg. The
latter made a vigorous defense, and with
tbe help of a corn knife, which his wife suc
ceeded in slipping into his hand, he fought
Dutro off after wounding him severely.
Dutro was brought to McArthur, where
it was found the man was. insane, and he
was ordered removed to the insane asylum.
Last night, in some way, he set fire to his
cell in the jail and that structure and the
Sheriffs residence was destroyed. All the
prisoners except Dutro were rescued and he
perished. Flames communicated to the
court house and when the account closed,
it was in dangerof destruction. The county
buildings were insured for $15,000.
GEORGIA STRIKERS WIN.
The Central Railroad Ordered to Restore
Union Men to Their Positions.
Macon, Ga., Dec 25. Judge Emory
Speer, of the United States Court, rendered
a decision yesterday in the case of the
striking telegraphers on the Central Bail
road against tbe receiver. Judge Speer said
that the fact that a man was a member of a
labor organization was no reason for his
discharge. On the motion of the strikers
asking the Court to reinstate them in their
positions Judge Speer decided in their
lavor so far as to order the receiver to re
place all the men, except where their posi
tions had been already filled.
In one sense, this is a complete victory
for the labor organizations, inasmuch as it
establishes the precedent that a laborer can
not be discharged for the sole reason that
he has allied himself to labor unions. Judge
Speer stated that there has been very in
considerate action on both sides. The case
against Haggard and Heppinstall for con
tempt was postponed until after the holi
days. ELECTRIC LINEMEN STRIKE.
Toledoans Flnnged in Darkness and Made
to Walk Without Warning.
Toledo, Dec 25 A strike has been de
clared of all the electric linemen in the em
ploy of the Toledo Electric Light, Western
Electric Light and Power, Toledo Electric
and Consolidated Street Railway Com
panies. Although the strike was not or
dered until 3 o'clock this alternoon the men
went out last evening. Theygaveno warn
ing of what they proposed to do, and the
city was unaware that there was any trouble
until the lights all over the city went out
and the street cars were stopped.
The linemen held a meeting which lasted
nearly all night, nnd they-finally decided
to fight until the companies granted an in
crease of 10 per cent in wages. All day
the companies had men out repairing the
cuts in the Aires which caused last night's
darkness. Cars are 'running all night to
night, but when the lights were turned on
the cutting began again. The city is still
dark, and the strikers are cutting faster
than Repairs can be made.
TBE COCKTAIL FIHISHED.
A Man With a Gun Only Interrupted the
Barkeeper for a Minute.
Memphis, Tenn., Dec 25. To-night
Ed Byan entered the saloon of John Shea
on Main street, where John Davis, a bar
keeper, works. Davis and Byan have had
several fights in the past month in which
each was considerably injured, Byan losing
a piece of his nose in the last encounter.
On entering the door Byan pulled his pis
tol and began to shoot.
Davis saw his reflection in the mirror be
hind the bar. and wheeled about and re
turned the fire. Each fired shots and when
the smoke cleared away Davis was found
completing tbe cocktail npon which be was
,at work on the opening of hostilities and
Byan was on the floor reriousiy wounoea.
The men were not ten feet apart, but strange
to sav only one shot took effect. The mir
rors and glasses in the saloon were smashed
to pieces by the bullets.
The Aged leader of the Har-
monite Society Dies on
DEFEATED HIS PBOPHEOY.
Prospects of Troublous Tiine3 Ahead
for the Community.
Fear That tbe Death of tbe Venerable
Ruler and the Struggle to Succeed
Him Will Result in the Dissolution of
the Society Duss Believed to Have a
Majority of the Votes in the Council
A Strong Opposition to His Election
But Little Left of the Vast Wealth
Once Eelonglngrto the Order Jacob
Henrici's Early Search for the Truth.
Jacob Henricl is dead. The end cams at
4:29 o'clock yesterday morning. He had
frequently declared that he would live to
see the second coming of Christ but death
defeated the peopbecy on the anniversary
of the lirst coming. On Saturday
evening the attending physicians gave
up hope of prolonging the Ufa
of the venerable patient, and so informed
the other members of the society, Al
though it had been expected the news was
a great shock to the quaint old village.
The members disregardtd the rule of early
retiring which has been in force since the
strange brotherhood was organized. Every
man of them gathered in the Great House
in which their revered father, pastor,
teacher and adviser lay unconscious await
ing the final summons.
The paralysis which had affected tbe
throat and vocal chords some days ago be
came general during the early hours of the
night When it reached the heart a sigh as
of relief escaped the lips of the aged ruler.
Waiting for the End.
The friends and brethren who were gath
ered about the bedside mutely and solemnly
waiting for the end did not realize that
t had come until some minutes
later. No . tears were shed over
that death bei. Those snrriunding it
only become more solemn and more sad.
Accustomed as they were to subduing their
passions and feelings, they bore this, the
greatest loss which could como tohem.with
an apparent indifference which was almost
The society's undertaker composed the
features and laid out the remains. The ob
servance of the Christmas festival, which
has been a feature of the society, was dis
pensed with and the day was spent by the
Economites in discussing the life of Father
Henricl and the effects ot .his death upon
A Blow to the Society.
From what could be gathered among them,
to-day will begin a new epoch m the history
of the society. There are those who pre
dict its early and complete dissolution. It
was stated that John Duss, the junior
trustee, wonld this morning call the council
together and declare himself Father Hen
rici's successor, as senior trnstee or Presi
dent .of the association. The council has
seven members, nearly if not all of whom
are friends af Duss and will, it is said, do
his biddintr. If any objection is raised to
his Rdsuming conunand, he will submit to
an election. He will also, it is said, either
appoint or dictate the election of a co
trustee from among his friends and sympa
thizers in the society.
By gaining complete command Mr. Duss
will have anonportunitrto carrvinto effect
his scheme of developing and modernizing
the society. Ever since his election as
trustee after the death of Ernest Woelfei
in 1890, Duss has been at work reconstruct
ing the organization.
Met With Strong Opposition.
His modern Ideas met with strong oppo
sition from the first. His opponents charged
the aggressive young convert with joining
the Society simply to gain possession of its
wealth. For the first time in 25 years dis
sension and strife were stirred up.and there
have been frequent quarrels ever since.
Only last week at a meeting of the council
a violent discussion over some .point of
economic administration broke up the ses
sion. The attempt to have Dr. Teed, the
Koreshan apostle, admitted to membership
last summer increased the feeling against
Duss, but he has managed to hold the good
will of a majority ot the council.
It has frequently been prophesied that
Mr. Henrici s death would speedily be fol
lowed by tbe absolute dissolution of the
Harmony Society. Among the members it
was yesterday declated the prophesy would
soon be lulfilled and there were significant
hints that only a short time would elapse
until some great upheaval would come.
Whether it would result irom efforts of Mr.
Duss or be brought about by his opponents
could not be learned, but that it is coming
they seem to have no doubt. It was from
the hints let fall that the courts would
probably take a hand in the affairs of the
Their Wealth Greatly Over-Estimated.
There has been much speculation for
years as to the wealth of the Harmony So
cietv. It' bas been estimated all the way
irom $3,000,000 to $100,000,000. It is known
to have considerable invested in railway
and other stocks, and in various industries,
some of which it owns. Although it was
through Mr. Henrici and the society the
Lake Erie Bailway was built, comparative
ly little of the funds of the organization
was pnt into outside investments pre
vious to Mr. Duss' entry into the manage
ment six years ago. It has been common
gossip lately among those acquainted with
its affairs that tbe society has now consid
erably less than a million over its liabili
ties. By a strange coincidence Father Henrici
died. exactly three years after the day of
Elizabeth Bapp'a death. An interesting
romanoe connected their lives. Sbs was
the. daughter ot George Bapp, the founder
of the society. .After Mr. Henrici joined
the society he fell in love with her. Tbe
sentiment was reciprocated, but he was so
firmly imbued with the faith which im
posed celibacy that he smotheeed his love
and held true to the faith. When Georga
Bapp died, Mr. Henrici, as his successor,
moved into the Great House, of which Miss
Bapp was housekeeper. Thus they lived
until her death, with no intercourse except
that of mere acquaintances.
Proud of Being a Republican.
Jacob Henrici, tbe head of the Harmony
Society, was born at Gross Karlbach in
Palatlnet, Bavaria, on January 24, 1804.
This province was a part of the French re
public at that time and it was always s
matter of pride with Father Henriol, when
discussing tbe advantages of living in free