Plattsmouth weekly journal. (Plattsmouth, Neb.) 1881-1901, April 26, 1894, Image 2
Tb CAPTURED A TRAIN. Omaha Workmen Proffer Such Aid to KLelly'3 Army. THE iOM ASDER REFUSES TO ACCEPT He Declines to Break the Law and Ap peal to the 1'eople to Furnish Ilia Men Transportation A Day of Great Excitement. MARCHKD TO KELLY'S AID. Omaha., Neb.. April 11. Three thou sand laboring men marched out of Omaha with banners flying, bound for the camp of Gen. Kelly's commonweal ers at Weston, la., 14 miles east of Council Bluffs. At 9 o'clock a. in. the signal agreed upon at Thursday night's meeting of the Central Labor union the ringing of church bells and the blowing of whistles was given announcing that Kelly's army was still at Weston unable to secure a train for the east. Inside of five min utes 1,003 men had gathered at Jeffer son square and were quickly or ganized into companies with a captain for every ten men. The march was then taken up through Sixteenth street to Farnam, where the column proceeded to the city hall and countermarched. At every street recruits were received, and when the Paxton hotel was reached there were 2,600 men in line. Thousands of people followed the column to the bridge and other thou sands were on hand on the other side of the river to welcome them. The cold seemed to have the effect of bring ing out a greater throng than had been expected last night, when the rain was falling so heavily. All the men seemed to be in excellent spirits and deter mined that the march should mean business. j The column had been preceded to i Council Muffs by a committee of prom- ! inent citizens appointed at Thursday : night's meeting of the Central Labor j union, including Rev. Dr. Joseph T. Durica, pastor of the First Congrega tional church; Eev. Dr. Uamerson, of the First Presbyterian church, and Eev. Frank Crane, of the First Methodist church. The committee was i to call on Gov. Jackson and the man- j agers of the railroads and urge that the ! commonwealers be at once started on j their way east. j Arrival In Council KlufTa. A strange sight was witnessed on the march from the bridge to Council Bluffs. Men and boys seemed to spring up from the ground and the column which crossed the bridge had grown to over 6,000 men by the time it reached the heart of the city. In response to a request from Chief of Police Scanlan a committee was appointed to present the demands of the men to the railroad officials, who were found in the office of John Y. Stone. While the committee was in the office the men lined up along the sides of the square, warming their toes by stamping on the pavement and cheering impromptu speakers. Demand Transportation. In Mr. Stone's office Dr. Duryea ad dressed the committee, explaining that he had conferred with Gen. Kelly and Gov. Jackson. lie was convinced that the governor was in sympathy with tha men, and was anxious to do what was right and for the best interests of the army. He had made an earnest ef fort to provide for transportation. lie had conferred with all the railroads, but so far had failed. lie had even leen willing to put his individual hands into the state treasury and pay their fares. Now, Dr. Duryea said, two alternatives present them selves: To bring back the men to the Chautauqua grounds and house and feed them until transportation could he provided by way of Kansas City, or take advantage of an offer made by the Kock Island to the men as regular pas sengers. After some talk it was explained that the plan was to bring the men back to Council Bluffs and take them to Kansas City by boat. Nedrey and others of the committee were of the opinion that this was a scheme on the part of tha railroads and refused to listen to it They said the men were not going to Kansas City hut to Chi cago. HaiJ roads Asked to Relieve the State. CocNcn. Bluffs, la., April 21. A dispatch has been Bent to Marvin llughitt and other railway officials in Chicago asking them to immediately relieve this community of im pending danger. It is signed by Judge McGee, of the superior court; Judge Deemer, of the district court; J. J. Steadman, clerk of the federal court, end Thomas Bowman, postmaster. tsacJ Coventor Confers with Kelly. Gen. Kelly came over to Council Bluffs with the intention of catching a train for Weston, being very desirous of getting ouv of the city before the outpouring from Omaha, as he said he was in no way responsible for the dem onstration and did not want to be even a party to it i In some way Gov. Jacksbn learned of Tally's presence and sent for him. Kelly hurried over to the governor's headquarters where were gathered sev eral citizens, besides the attorney gen eral. The interview was a long one. Gov. Jackson took occasion to review at length and in detail all the actions he had taken, the purport being that he had taken every means possible to get the army on its way, and that the state authorities had not laid a single straw of detention in its way. His cor respondence with railway officials had resulted in nothing so far as the Northwestern, Milwaukee & St Paul and the Burlington were concerned, they refusing to do anything. The Rock Island at first suggested that it might take half the army to Davenport if the St Paul would take the other half to the river, the railways to be paid a fair rate, as might seem just to the governor. The governor had agreed to recompense the road, although there was no au thority for him to put his hand into the state treasury for that purpose. This proposition to take the men across the state had been recalled later, and now the railwaj-s would do nothing but transport them, as other passengers, at full rates. He notified Kelly that the citizens of Council Bluffs had arranged to furnish boats to take the army to Kansas City and to provide them with shelter and ample provi sions while the preparations for this trip were being made. Kelly replied that he preferred to go east, but he would take the proposition to his camp, let the boys decide, and he would wire back his answer. 31ore Kelnforcementi At 2 o'clock word was received that a detachment of Union Pacific shopmen were on the way across the bridge and a Council Bluffs escort went down to meet tbem. They found over 1,000 men in line with flags waving and blue rib bons, the badge of the arm, in nearly every buttonhole. They marched to Ba3liss park. The streets of Council Bluffs by this time were black with a yelling, cheering crowd. Travel in every direction was suspended. Flags were fluttering from many windows and on every corner crowds were grouped to listen to the labor orations. The advance guard of the shopmen was armed with loaves of bread borne on the end of flagstaff, and the line appeared to be endless. They joined the ranks oT the men already arrived and awaited the result of the confer ence then in progress. Seised a Train. At 3 p. m. word was received that railway officials remained firm in their refusal to furnish a train. When Chairman Tichenor announced the re sult of the conference it was greeted by a roar of jeers and hisses. Mr. Tichenor in a short address said the committee had decided to wait until 4 o'clock, at which hour if no train was furnished one would be taken and run out to Kelly's camp, where his men would be loaded on and started on their eastward journey. He spoke in strong terms against violence and cautioned the men against any destruction of property. The crowd separated, part going to the Union Pacific transfers in this city and part to Omaha. Arriving at the transfers the men captured an engine on the Milwaukee mail train. It was cut loose, however, before any of the men could board it and ran into the roundhouse. It was then thought best not to molest the en gine any further on account of inter fering with the United States mails. A short time later a fast train on the Union Pacific came into the yards and was quickly surrouded by the excited men, cut loose from the baggnge car, and then an engineer and fireman in the crowd jumped aboard and start ed to South Omaha and Albright, Neb., to capture a Rock Island engine. While the crowd was waiting for the return of the men another Union Pacific engine came into the yards. The men were angry, beinpr outwitted by the railways, and with a rush took possession of this engine. Engineer Nick Wicks and his son, the fireman, were in charge of the locomotive. A nother son of the engineer, George Wicks, jumped on the en gine and drove his father and brother off. With the assistance of other men he then pulled the throttle and started the engine up the track, took water, and prepared to make up a train. About an hour afterwards he had hitched onto eleven freight cars, run the gantlet through the yards, and ran the train out over the Kock Island track to the camp. flefujie to Use the Train. The news that a train was coming aroused the men at Weston to intense excitement, but any premature demon stration was stopped by Kelly. It was seen that he did not approve of this method of securing transportation, and when the "special" steamed into Weston after its run of 14 miles from Council BHffs, which was made in the sance number of minutes. It was received in silence. The general called his leaders about him and explained that the law must not be violated and that the com monwealers could not afford to be re garded as a riotous mob. He said if the impression became general through the country that they failed to regard the property rights of others it would arouse continuous and perhaps armed opposition to their progress. It was finally decided in this open meeting that the army would not use the train to move forward. There were several expressions of dissent at this, but the general showed his com mand over the men by refusing to even permit them to sleep in the cars. While Kelly was taking this firm stand the men who captured the train wanted to see it utilized. Then it was discovered that there was not sufficient water in the locomotive tank to run more than 25 miles. Used to Transport the Sick. The next move of the leader of the industrials was to make another at tempt to come to terms with the Rock Island people to move the men and train forward. An urgent message was sent to President Cable at Chicago ask ing him to permit the use of his road. For answer came the one word "No." Then Kelly and hia leaders held an other council and it was decided to put the sick on hoard the train and send them back to Council Bluffs, where they could receive attendance. The twenty men, who are in a dan gerous condition owing to their expos ure, were carried from the sheds and barns in which they bad been housed. Some of the unruly mem bers of the army tried to climb on hoard. Kelly sent a dozen of his trusted lieutenants through the train and ejected every man who was able to walk. Then he wrote a telegram to an attorney in Council Bluffs asking him if he had the right to use the train to send able-bodied men back into the city. The answer was in the negative, and at 9:59 the train with its sick aboard backed out of Weston and started for Council Bluffs, which it reached forty minutes later. Kelly's Appeal. With the departure of the train Kelly found himself and followers facing a gloomy situation. The commander had voluntarily refused the only chance of fered him to ride free. The men were loyal to him, however, and when he read the following appeal sent by him to the Omaha Bee, he was repeatedly cheered: 'Desiring to move eastward as fust as ixl ble, and desiring also to abide by the laws ot the land, I am forced to ask. on behalf of the Industrial army, for aid in obtaining horses and wagons sufficient to help us across the country, all other means of locomotion having been denied us, save those of nature. I will make this my appeal to the citizens of Iowa and Nebraska. Will you assist us In obtaining this aid? Gen. Chaules T. Kelly." Orders were issued for the men to as semble at 7:Z0 this morning, when the return march to Council Bluffs will be taken up. Olllrlals Tear lp the Tracks. The Milwaukee company ran all their trains and cars out from the Bluffs Friday forenoon and then pulled up the tracks near Neola, so that if the men captured a train they could not go far. Aside from telegraphic communication Weston is cut oil from the outside world. Militia Agra In Called Out. Gov. Jackson has called out the state militia again, and it is rumored Gov. Crounse has called the Nebraska troops to this city. The railroads running into Omaha have demanded protection of their property from further seizure. They have called on Gov. Crounse, Mayor Bemis and Sheriff Drcxel for projec tion. The Omaha guards and the Thurston rifles were ordered to sleep on their arms all night in the barracks. Itallroad Tha (lie Muspended. Railroad traffic at Council Bluffs is practically at a standstill. The Chi cago, Burlington & (juiney, the Chi cago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, the Rock Island and the Northwestern com panies stopped running trains into that city Friday. This was considered the wisest and most effective way of deal ing with the arm'. ".Vouid Wreck a Captive Train. Weston, la, April 21. The railroad officials who spent Thursday night here in their special car are most bit ter in their determination to combat every measure to send Kelly's army over their roads. Judge Hubbard made the statement that t he road he repre sents would not hesitate to wreck any train taken by force by the army. It would make no difference what would be the result in loss of human life, the road had a principle at stake. Said he: If they capture one of our tnins we will first send out two or three engines from the west end to couple on the way-oar and pull it back, engine and alL If that tails there will be but one course. We will steam up a wild engine, open the trrottle, and send It down to meet the captured train and let the wreck solve the problem as to whether we are obliged to cary these men without re muneration." Judge Hubbard said this in all earn estness, and so far as could be judged he meant every word of it. Coxey's Hard Lark. Hagekstown, Md, April "21. Coxey's army reached here Friday, but the au thorities refused to allow it to camp within the corporate limits. The trus tees of the fair grounds also denied it a resting place, but finally the weary army was given permission to rest it self on a vacant plot of ground belong ing to the railway company. The dis content is growing general, and since leaving the canalboats many men have deserted. Capitol Steps llarred. Washington, April 21. The senate committee on rules was in consultation Friday with Chief of Police Moore and Sergeaut-at-Arms Bright, of the senate, concerning the prospective arrival of Coxey and his followers and other organ izations of the same character reported to be on their way to Washington to influence legislation. The officials said they had taken all the precautions which the law admits and which they consider the situation demands to protect the city and the capitoL Both expressed the opinion that the police force of the city and of the capitol were ample for their purposes, and said they did not apprehend it would be necessary to call for unusual assist ance. CoL Bright said that Coxey would not be permitted to hold his contemplated meeting on the steps of the capitol, as it was against the law. Provision for the accommodation of the army of the commonweal is con templated in a resolution introduced in the house Friday by Representative Born (pop., Minn.). The resolution in structs the secretary of war to provide within the District of Columbia a camp ing ground and tents for all organized bodies of laboring people who may come within the district, and to see that their rights as citizens are re spected and protected during their stay here. KILLED IN A WRECK. Michigan Central Train Is Ieralled and Two Tramps Meet Death. Vassab, Mich., April 21. A bad wreck occurred on the Bay City division of the Michigan Central railroad at 4 o'clock Friday morning by which two men were killed and another fatal ly injured. The train consisted of thirteen cars and left Detroit at midnight When half a mile from this town a flat-car next to the engine jumped the track and was followed by six other cars, all of which were badly smashed. Three tramps were riding on a fiat-car and fell under a heavily loaded merchandise car. Two of them named Brown and Dalabo were in stantly killed. James Cook was taken out alive but will die. None of the trainmen were injured. Dull Day In the House. Washington. April 21. House pro ceedings on Friday were very uninter esting. Three small unimportant bills were passed and the rest of the day spent in the fruitless discussion of the bill to settle some Tennessee war claims against the government amounting to 22,000. The evening session was de voted to pension business. UasebalL National league games on Friday re sulted as follows: At Cincinnati Cin cinnati, 10; Chicago, 6. At Louisville Louisville, 10; Cleveland, & At Balti more Baltimore, 12; New York, 6, At Washington Philadelphia, 9; Washing ton, 8. BLOOD IS SHED. Traffic Result of a Battle with Strikers in Detroit. A Sheriff's Posse Driven from the Field -Two Killed and Many Wounded Several May Vie, Among Them Sheriff Collins. CAUSED BY A DISPUTE OVKB WAGES. Detkoit, Mich, April 20. A riot at noon Wednesday, precipitated by strik ing Poles who had been in the employ of the Detroit water board, led to an attack on the sheriff and six deputies. Two men were killed and eighteen in jured. John Pilat was shot in the head at the first volley and instantly killed; Andrea Karnotski, was shot three times and died soon after. The following wounded will proba bly die: W. H. Hurch, sheriff's deputy, pick wound la the thigh, ribs broken and other internal In juries; Charles P. Collins, sheriff of Wayno county, terribly pounded about the head and blood vessel severed In right leg: Andrew Eski, rioter, bullet in neck and two in stomach, at hospital dying: Jo-ieph Orabawskl, Polish rioter, shot through the body Just above the heart, la dying: Michael KaschSkl, bullet wounds In neck and Jaw and left breast will die: John Kappachmidt, rioter, shot In thigh, arm and neck Fred Alfred, slightly hurt: Andrew Bersig, sheriff's deputy, pounded about head and shoulders; George Cathey, foreman for water board. Is a mass of painful cuts and bruises; George Ely, sheriff's deputy, cut about head and neok; John Russell Fisher, News reporter, bruised on back and shoulders: William F. Fiuse, patrolman, hurt about arms and head; VV. E. Frlse, sheriff's deputy, cut and bruised; Tony Oarekawlak, rioter, shot through the thigh; L,awrena Kulwtcki, rioter, shot through the thigh; Joseph K uhlan, two ballets in thigh: Anton Powski, rioter, shot in the knee while trying to evade arrest: Matthew SleyskeL sheriff's deputy, painful wounds about the head and face. The trouble was caused by the De troit water board's refusal to pay the wages demanded by 500 Polish laborers who were working on the water-pipe extensions at Conner's creek, 1 mile be yond the city limits. Sheriff Collins and six deputies were on hand at noon to protect the water board employes while they removed their tools from an excavation. Foreman Cathey jumped down into the pit to take up a pump, when there was a cry in Polish from the leader of the strikers and a for ward rush of hundreds, who held their spades and pickaxes aloft. Then somebody struck Cathey a blow on the head which felled him to tha bet torn of the excavation. Sheriff Col lins waved his arms wildly and fairly shrieked to the mob adjurations to stand back, but he might as well have spared his breath. Then he drew his revolver and aimed it point blank at the crowd. One, two, three, the shots rang out from his weapon as rapidly as he could pull the trigger. But a long-handled 6hovel upraised behind him descended swiftly and a corner of it pierced his 6kulL As he fell another shovel struck him on the calf of his right leg and a stream of blood spurted out. A dozen rioters gathered round the sheriffs prostate form and were aiming fresh bio vis at him when a man rushed in under the uplifted shovels and cried out: "lie is dead. Leave him alone." Foreman Cathey did not escape with that first blow. Again and again did sharp shovels fall on his head and his uplifted hands until consciousness left him and he sank face downward into the water which covered the bottom of the excavation He would have drowned there but for James P. Mur tagh, a reporter, who, with the assist ance of another man, raised him from his perilous position and carried him, off to a place of safety. When the sheriff tired his deputies quickly followed suit, and for a few moments there was a shower of bul lets, all fired at short range into the dense crowd. There was no time to discriminate. Anybody who happened to be in the way of a bullet was struck, whether he was taking any part in the riot or not. This did not deter the infuriated la borers. Though several of their num ber fell they pressed on until the muz ales of the officers' revolvers were at their very breasts. The deputies then fled and after being pursued for short distances and receiving painful wounds they were allowed to escape. The affair was all over in a few min utes. The scene of the battle was then a horrible sight Illood was sprinkled over the grass at the roadside. The sheriff lay gasping for breath in the little shanty to which he had been taken and several men, among whom were a number of Poles, were bathing his bead and leg with water and moistening his lips. A Pole, John Pilat, lay dead on his back with blood oozing from his mouth where the bullet entered. George Cathey was a short distance from the excavation, and some of the reporters and residents of Grosse Point were washing away the blood which oozed from his many wounds. A short distance from Cathey was Andrea Karnotski stretched on the side of a ditch. He was bleeding but little, though his open shirt showed that one bullet had entered his neck, another his right breast, and still another his left side. Bending over him was a tall, magnificently formed man, who re peated piteously: "O. my brother, An drea. Speak to me." Before the am bulances arrived Karnotski breathed his last without being able to speak to his brother. Andrew Eski, a rioter, lay where he fell, bleeding from a bullet wound in the neck and two in the stomach. It is not believed he cau live. Funds lor the Navy. Washington, April 20. Mr. Cum min gs (de in., N. Y-). chairman of the house naval affairs committee, has sub mitted to the house the naval appro priation bill for the coming fiscal year. As reported it carries an appropriation of S'J5, 280. 1)00. being 2,G70,3i:l less than the estimates, aud an increase of $3. 170,y05 over the appropriation for the current fiscal year. Commander Dickens May Accept. Washington, April 20. The senate has passed a bill authorizing Com mander F. W. Dickens to accept a dec oration from the king of Spain. ROYAL NUPTIALS. The Oorgeous Wedding of Duke of He&se and Princess Victoria. Coburg, April 21. With all the mag nificent pomp and display and august ceremonial of royalty the marriage of the grand duke of Ilasse and Frincess Victoria of Coburg was solemnized here at noon in the presence of Queen Victoria, Emperor William, the prince of Wales, ex-Empress Frederick, and many other members of the royal fam ilies of England, Germany and Russia. According to the ceremonial decided upon by Queen Victoria (all arrange ments having been submitted to her tn Florence), the marriage took place at noon in the private chapel of the ducal schloss, with full state, in the Lutheran style. Following German prec edents, there were no bridesmaids, but the bride was supported by h?r younger sisters. The private chapel of the schloss was thoroughly redec orated for the occasion, and as the wedding took place on Primrose day, primroses entered largely into the interior decorations, these flowers having been sent from England for the occasion. Queen Victoria was ac companied to the chapel by the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotna (the duke of Edinburgh), father of the bride, and was escorted to an armchair in the front row of the distinguished guests and next to Emperor William of Ger many, by whose side was the duchess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha (Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, sister of the czar). There was some delay in the proceed ings and consequently it was 12:30 p. m. before the ceremony commenced, but it was a most brilliant and impres sive one. In the wedding procession Emperor William escorted the duchess of Coburg and ex-Empress Frederick followed alone. Prince of Wales and the czarowitz came next, walking to gether. The biidegroom, the grand duke of Hese, entered with his sup porters, his uncle. Prince Henry of Hesse, and his brother-in-law, Prince Henry of Prussia. The bride. Princess Victoria, came in last, sup ported hy her father and brother and accompanied by her sisters. The prince of Wales sat beside ex-Empress Frederick of Germany (eldest daughter of Queen Victoria), then came the czarowitz. These dis tinguished guests occupied front seats on the other side of the aisle, corre sponding with those of Queen Victoria, Emperor William and the duchess of Coburtr. Queen Victoria wore the broad blue ribbon of the Order of the Garter and upon her head sparkled a magnificent crown of diamonds. Her majesty re mained seated throughout, her age and infirmities preventing her from stand ing. The general superintendent of the Lutheran church. Pastor Mueller, offi ciated and was assisted by the court chaplain of the Grand Duchy of Hesse and by live local clergymen. After the address had been delivered the bride and bridegroom plighted their troths aud the wedding rins were exchanged. Then came the bene diction, after which Mendelssohn's "Wedding March" was grandly pla3"ed aud the ceremony was at an end. The newly married couple kissed their rel atives in turn and the procession left the chapel at 1 o'clock amid the boom iug of cannon. The bride is the offspring of the union of Queen Victoria's second son, duke of Edinburgh, with Princ Marie of Russia, while the groom is tne bun of the late Princess Alice, first daughter of the queen and Louis IV, grand duke of Hesse. The bride was born on November 2". lbT(5, and has consequently just passed her 17th year, while the groom, strangely euo-igh, was also born on a November 25, but in ISiS, and is eight years the senior of his bride. TILLMAN LOSES. Ills ret Measure, the Liquor Inn, I'ucon Htltut ional. CoLVMBfS. S. C. April 21. The Till man state dispensary liquor law has been declared unconstitutional by the supreme court of South Carolina, two justices concurring and one (Tillman ite) member of the supreme bench dis senting from the opinion. This is the law the attempted en forcement of which caused the recent fatal riots in this state. The decision was rendered in a composite case orig inating in Darlington and appealed to the supreme court by the state author ities and of several minor cases, like wise appealed by the state. The ground on which the law is declared uncon stitutional is that it creates a monopo ly for the state. The decision declares the law unconstitutional in nearly every respect, and holds that it cannot be upheld on any vital point. The profit to the state feature is declared vicious. Gov. Tillman says he is not talking that it is time only for action. Several district courts of the state have in ef fect given similar decisions against the law, but Gov. Tillman has never paid any attention to them; but this deci sion of the supreme court effectually wipes out the obnoxious law, and will end the suit pending in the United States supreme court for the registra tion as a trade mark of the dispensary wlusky label. The dispensing law. which went into effect July 1, IM3, prohibited the sale of intoxicating liquors by any priv'e individual, and provided for the appointment by the governor of a ct.tn missiouer whose duty it should be to purchase all such liquors, giving preference to manufac turers and brewers doing business within the state, and to furnish them to duly appointed dispensers in each county of the state, who in turn supplied them to punhasers for consump tion. An exception was made in favor of drug gists, who were permitted to buy liquor for compounding medicines. Two M-n Killed. Nashville, Tonn., April 21. Thomas Ramsey, a saloonkeeper, shot and in stantly lulled Riley ' Foreman and Thomas Faan in his saloon Thursday night. Two boys had quarreled in the place and Ramsey interfered where upon Foremaa and Fagan told him to let them alone. This led to wor s and Foreman drew a knife, but the matter had apparently been set tled and Foreman and Fagan were walking through the saloon toward the front door. Ramsey then tired at both of them almost instantly with adonble baireled shotgun. SHOT TWO MEN. Result of an Affray in K.x-Presldeot Har rison's Uv Office. Indianapolis, Ind., April 19. Two tnen were shot, one seriously, at noon Tuesday in the room formerly occu pied by Gen. Benjamin Harrison as his private office. It was in the oface of Miller, Winter & Elam, one of the best known law firms in Indiana. Attor ney William M. Copeland, ex-member of the legislature and a leading practitioner .at the Madison (Ind) bar, entered the office with his counsel, Ad dison C Harris. Seeing his brother-in-law, William II. Brnning, a New York capitalist, formerly of Madison, Copeland suddenly opened fire on the latter. Bruning's jaw was shot away with the first bullet and he received the second in the wrist while throwing up his arm. Ex-Attorney General W. 11. II. Miller grabbed Copeland, who continued pulling the trigger of his hammerlcss large caliber weapon until five shots were fired One of the bul lets struck Attorney Harris in the arm. breaking the bone below the elbow. Attorney Ferdinand Winters, with others, assisted Mr. Miller in overpow ering Copeland, who fought as one mad to get at his brother-in-law after the latter had fallen. Later, when searched in the jail, an 8-inch dirk knife was found on Copeland Bruning is at the hospital and will recover unless lock jaw sets in. Mr. Harris, who was one of the counsel of the Coffins, on trial for wrecking the Indianapolis national bank, will be laid up some time with his wounded arm. Mrs. Copeland is prosecuting a con test of her father's will by which she was disinherited and a suit to recover property from her brother, which she claims was deeded to him under duress. Attorney Copeland is well known in Indiana and married his wife during the session of the legislature of !", of which he was a member. At the jail Copeland made the following announce ment: My wife has been in mortal fear of her brother ever since we were married, and I never understood why shu was so completely In his power until a few hours ugo. when my wife made an astounding statement giving rea Bons why she had been afraid of her brother from her youth. When 1 saw her brother it was the first time I had heard her confession. Before our marriage tha was ou a visit to relatives at Mount Pleasant, la. Bruning, learning that I was to marry his sister, went to Iowa and forced her to deed away a piece of property in Evansville. lie told her that if she refused to make a ded to the property before she married me she would be a widow in a very few days af:er. She asked him if he intended to kill me and he said that he did unless she made the deed, and she made it I did not know about that t rans actiou until after my wife came from .'ew York in February. l?Si 'When my mother-in-law died Bruning com pletely robbed my wife by having his father, who was 84 years old. almost blind, deaf ani entirely incompetent, make a will disinheriting my wife. Within live days from the date of the funeral of my wife's mother Bruning had his fa ther agree to a dissolution of partnership of the Erin of J. H. lirunir.g & Son. He Lad his father also make a deed givicThlm all of tha partners-htpinterest. Everything was kept from my wife. Tten we went to law over the w ill to Set it aside and also to set aside the deed that he had fraudulently obtained He too- my wife to New York with him, where ho was ia business. He was tryl:ig to separata us, aud be did everything in las power possible to bring such a thin about. He kept her in Js'ew York four months against her will, and threatened if she left him he wonld have nothing more to do with cer and she would have to pet along ihe bt-st way she knew how. He would not let her come back to me, and w hen shj finally escaped she returned to me almost wrecked ia mind from what she tad teen forced to endure at the hanis of her unnatural brother The amount involved In the case is about i50.tX. ia real estate and from .Ta.UAl to iloO.uuJ in the partnership matters." DEATH OF HENRY S. IVES. H Napoleon of Finance" Kxpirrs at .lslie vllle. X. t His Career. Ashkville, N. C, April 19. Henry S. Ives, the "Napoleon of finance" of New York, died here Tuesday night. He came here about two months ago in the tertiary stage of consumption, and had been confined to his bed almost constantly since. The remains will be taken to his old home in Ohio for buriaL Henry S. Ives was fc-rnerly a member of the rirm of Henry S. Ives & Co., which failed for Sl5.000.0o0 in August, lssr. In September. 1?SJ. Ives was brought for trial before Kecorder Stnyiha for over-issuing 6,U)0 shart s of Cincin nati. Hamilton & Dayton stock." The jurors an nounced themselves unable to agree. It was believed that a new trial could be ordered, but Ives effected a compromise with his creditors at about live cents on tha dollar and got out .-f Ludlow street Jail on March Is. lsJ, after a year's iucarceraiion. He prompuy went back to Wall street, spent money freely and for a year kept the street in a slata of nervousness by sending out rumors that he hud secured control of this or that prominent road. 13ut in June, 1SJ1, he was attacked by hemorrhages, ani after that got out of active busin?-.s life. He appeared to have saved plenty of money from his wreck and entertained lavishly. He married Miss Lil lian Gertrude Sears, a comic-opera singer, in New York, November il, lfnr The d indict ments against him had beeu dismissed and he declared himself at peace with tse world, la February, 183. his name appeared in connec tion with a scheme to control the Cleveland, Akron & Columbus railroad, but he failed to do anytUinif with the plan ou account of his repu tation and since then the public has heard nothing of lilnxj BEHRING SEA BILL PASSED. The Measure Approved by the House of Lords Without Debate. London, April 19. The Behring sea bill was read Tuesday in the house of lords for the third time and passed There was no debate on the measure. Washington, April 19. The modifi cations which have been made in the British Behring sea bill have robbed that measure of the features which were most obnoxious to our govern ment, and it is believed here that if the act is thoroughly administered there will be little opportunity for pelagic scaling in the clod zone. Got. V-'iUe Triumphs. Denver, Col., April 19. Tr. decree of the supreme court has been carried into effect, and Gov. Waite's po lice and fire board has taken peaceable possession. Hamilton Arm strong is chief of police and William E. Roberts chief of the fire department. The position of chief of the detective department has not yet been filled Immediately upon learning the opinion of the supreme court Dennis Mullins resigned from the state board of pardons. Mrs. James B. Belford is the only person being con t idvrcd for the position.