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THE RED CLOUD CHIEF
. C. HOSMER, Publisher.
Two enterprising sugar manufactur
ing tirms of Philadelphia have resorted
to underground pipe lines for conveying
molasses from their wharves on tho
river front to their respective works.
A kill has been introdnced in the
New York Senate making it a misde
meanor to sell or exhibit indecent pub
lications devoted to criminal and police
news, and tending to corrupt the morals
Hekr Schwabe, a wealthy German
resident of London, who died recently,
bequeathed his collection of pictures,
valned at 250,000, to his native city of
Hamburg, and $50,000 for the erection
of an art gallery there.
The Committee on Banking and Cur
rency is considering the propriety of
amending the National Bank laws, so
that examinations may be made more
frequently, and directors be held to ac
countability for irregularities. This is
the outjrrowth of the failure of the Pacific
National Bank of Boston.
Speakeu Makdex. of the Massachu
setts House of Representatives, shows
up a funny phase of the petition-signing
mania, where a recently received pe
tition with reference to the rights of
negro children in the public schools was
signed not onlv bv negroes but bv
judges, big business men, and bloods of
Beacon Hill: "We the undersigned,
parents of colored children," etc.
In constructing the new Vanderbilt
route from Harrisburg to the Western
Pennsylvania bituminous coal fields, it
will be necessary to tunnel tho Blue
Ridge, Kittanning Mountain, Tuscarora
Mountain, Sidelong Hill, Ray's Hill,
the Allegheny Mountains. Quinnama
honing Range and the Sewicklev Moun
tains. The Kittanning tunnel will be
4,635 feet long; Blue Ridge tunnel, 4,350
feet; Tuscarora, 5.400 feet; Sidelong
Hill, C.700 feet: Ray's Hill, 3,020 feet;
Allegheny Mountains, 5,1)00 feet: Qttin
namahoning, 2,600 feet, and the Se
wicklev, 1,800 feet, a total of 37,000
feet, or over six miles of tunneling.
The bill introduced in the Senate for
the admission of the State of Tacoma.
provides the erection of the present Ter
ritory of Washingtjn and part of Idaho
into a State and its admission to the
Union subsequent to the formation of a
State Government and the adoption of
a constitution by a convention of dele
gates representing electors of the pro
posed State, to be held at Walla Walla,
and the ratification action of that con
vention, at a special election by the
electors residing within the limits of the
proposed State. It provides, however,
the admission shall not take place until
after March 4th. 1SS5.
A QUEEK relic, evidently the produc,
tion of some lost race, was recently
found near Little Rock, Ark., in a load
of sand taken from the bottom of a well
thirty-five feet deep. It is a plaster or
clav cast of a head and neck resembling
the human head of a low grade, or of'
an ape, and is two inches in diameter,
hair cropped, ears prominent, eyes per
fect, forehead broad, flat, and receding,
neck well proportioned to the head.
The material used seems to be clay, and
appeal's to have been baked, as a glaze
is visible in places. The workmanship
displayed in the construction of this
piece of statuary is of a better class
than any yet fouyd emanating from the
hands of any of the Indians who havo
inhabited this part of the globe in later
Dciiixg the month of February there
arrived in the customs districts of Balti
more, Boston, Detroit, Huron, Minne
sota, New Orleans, New York, Passa
maquoddy, Philadelphia and San Fran
cisco, 20,030 passengers of whom
15,862 were immigrants, 2,700 citizens
of the United States returned from
abroad, and 1,468 aliens not intending
to remain in the United States. Of
this total number of immigrants, there
arrived from England and Vale3, 1,885;
Ireland, 864; Scotland, 245; Austria,
680; Bohemia, 128; Belgium, 66; Den
mark, 131; France, 227; Germany, 5,436;
Hungary, 1,861; Italy, 776; Netherlands,
66; Norway, 108; Russia, 690; Poland,
106; Sweden, 156; Switzerland, 625;
Dominion of Canada, 1,637; and from
all othr countries, 175.
Londox papers as known to Ameri
cans contain very little local news.
Only the most important local events
are narrated in the Times, News, Tele
graph, etc But London has local jour
nals which have large circulations in
the city and which are never Feen out
Bide of London. Their names even are
sot known abroad. They give little
space to the outside world, but are
Blade up of the full narratives of the
minor happenings and current gossip
flf the neighborhoods in which they are
published. Not one of them pretends
ogive all the local news of all London;
each has a section of the city to itself.
They line off the small advertisementa
of the tradesmen of their several quar
ters. There are one or two weekly pa
pers of the same class published in Neir
TIIE WORLD'S DOINGS
A Summary of the Daily Kews.
PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS.
The Senate on the 24th was presided
over by Senator Sherman, designated under
tho rule by the Vice President for that pur
pose. The bill to Increase the salaries of
United States Circuit JudKes was discussed,
Put nothing definite was accomplished. The
Education bill was then discussed, leadinj? to
considerable "back talk" between Senators
InRulls and Vance. In the course of the de
bate a messajre was received from the House
announcing the agreement of that body to
the report of its conference committee
on the Senate joint resolution appropriat
ing $10,000 for the contingent fund of the
Senate, and further announcing the non-concurrence
of the House in the Senate amend
ment to the urgency of the dellciency bill.
The Senate agreed to the report of its commit
tee of conference on the joint resolution, and
adhered to its amendments of the'dctk-icucy
bill, and another committee of conference was
appointed In the House, Mr. Ellis asked
unanimous consent to a joint resolution ap
propriating JoOO.UUO for the prevention of
overflow and the relief of persons livingaloiig
the Lower Mississippi. The matter was re
ferred to the Committee' on Appropriations.
The House considered District of Columbia
business and udjourned.
'f UK Chair laid before tho Senate, on tha
23th, a resolution ofTcred the day before by
Mr. VanWyck, calling on the Attorney-General
to furnish certain information as to the
Star-route attorneys, or to state to the Senate
why he does not furnish it. TheSenate agreed
to the resolution. Mr. Hoar then called up
the bill to increase the salaries of United
States District Court Judges to ?i,000. Mr.
Call's resolution providing for the payment of
laborers in Government employ the same
wages for holidays as for other (lays, was
passed without debate. The Semite again
took up the Education bill, the pend-
nip niinctlnn lw.itifr nn All- TlMrriKnn's
nnioniimi'iit to roiiuim the States to con
tribute annually an amount equal to
the amount severally reccied from the Na
tional fund. After executive hession the Sen
ate adjourned ....In the House Mr. lirown, of
Indiana, introduce 1 a bill making it felony
for ii person falsely and fraudulently to as
sume to bean officer or employe acting under
authority of the t'nlted States or any depart
ment thereof. I ased. In Committee of the
Whole, on the Ronded Extension bill. Mr. I'ot
terbrieily gave the reasons which impelled
him to supinirt the measure. Atier consider
able discussion the committee rose and the
Spe-iker announced the appointment of
Messrs. Randal!, Hurnes and alkina as con
ierees on the Little Dencioncy bilL
In the Senate, on the 2itii, Mr. Maxey in
troduced a bill to change the Eastern Judicial
District of Texas and attach a part of the In
dian Territory to such district. The Senate
then took up tho bill reporte.l from the Com
mittco on Indian Atraini providing for the al
lotment of lauds in severalty to the Indians on
various reservations and to extend the pro
tection of the laws of States and Territories
over the Indians. After debate the bill
passed. The bill to authorize the Secretary
of the Treasury t cause to be examined cer
tain vouchers of the State of Mbbouri for
Fum claimed to be due bv the I'nited States
to officers and men of the militia forces of
that State for aid in suppressing tho re
bellion was passed. The Educational bill
was then taken up, when a long debate en
sued. Mr. Jones called up the House joint
resolution reappropriating for the aid of suf
ferers by the Mississippi Kiver Hoods Sli".l00
not expended for the relief of sufferers by the
Hoods in the Ohio Hiver, and it was pased.
In tho House, Mr. Ellis reported a joint
resolution providing for the use ot Sli'-.uu'.
unexpended, for the relief of the destitute in
the district overflowed by the Mississippi nnd
tributaries. Passed. The House went into
Committee of the Whole on the liouded Ex
tension bill. After several speeches had been
made the committee rose informally for the
purpoe of limiting the gencnil debate.
In tho Senate, on tho :!7th, Mr. Miller, of
California, reported favorably from the Com
mittee on Naval AlTairs, with an amendment,
the joint resolution authorizing the Secretary
of the Navy to offer a reward of $i,0Uii for
rescuing or ascertaining the fate of the (iree
ley expedition. The Senate passed, among
other relief bills, the bill to provide for the
payment of ten claims for depredations com
mitted by the Ute Indian at the time of the
massacre of the White Hiver Agency
in 17'.. The Senate then took up
tho Education bill, and debated it until
adjournment. ...The House went into Com
mittee of the Whole on the Bonded Extension
bill and Mr. Uandall spoke in opposition to it.
General debate followed, when Mr. Mount
moved to strike out the enacting clause of
the bill. Agreed to. 131 to ST. The committee
then rose and reported its action to the House,
when it was confirmed. Yeas. IS5; nays. KI.
Mr. Dowd was permitted to call up the bill
for the retirement of trade dollars, when,
ntter debate and without action, the House
In the Senate, on tho 2Sth, Mr. Palmer,
from the Committee on Woman Suffrage, re
ported favorably a joint resolution proposing
an amendment to the Constitution to extend
the right of suffrage to ixomcu. Mr. Plumb's
resolution, calling on the Secretary of the
Treasury for information relating to the un
paid portion of the war tax of lNil, was agreed
to. The Senate passed tiie bill authorizing
the Secretary of the Navy to issue u proclama
tion offering a reward ot 3i.(Kiu. to be paid to
private parties, who shall discover, icscue or
satisfactorily ascertain the late of the (Jreely
expedition. Thy Senate took up the Educa
tional bl'l, and Mr. Iimar addressed the
Senate in its support. Mr. CSeorge also
favored the bill In the House. Mr. Ander
son introduce;! a concurrent revolution
for the final adjournment of Congress
at twelve o'clock. June 2, 1SSI. Mr.
Tucker reported adversely from the Coin
mittee on the Judiciary the bill for the relief
of William McfJarrahau. Mr. O'Neill, of
Pennsylvania, presented a resolution of the
convention of wool growers favoring the res
toration of the duty of lst; on wool. At tho
evening session the House passed twenty-two
pension bills, among them one giving a pen
sion of SsWu month to the widow ot Major
General James 1.. btcedman. and a bill grant
ing a pension to Mrs. Sarah E. E. Seeleye. who
servitlasa soldier lor three years-under the
assumed name of Fnmklin Thompson, and
whi-n sick and about to tic sent to the hospital
dosfi-ti-d to escape detection of her sex. Ad-.
journed to Monday.
POLITICAL AND PERSONAL.
Colonel J. F. Barnard has been ap
pointed General Manager of tho Hannibal
& St. Joseph Road, vice John B. Carson.
Augustus Schell, the well known New
York business man and philanthropist,
died on the 27th.
Prince Leopold, the youngest son of
Queen Victoria, fell on tho stone steps of a
club house at Cannes, France, on the 2Sth, j
striking his head, from the effects of which
he soon afterwards died.
In tho case of Leahy vs. the Augustinian
Fathers, of Lawrence, Mass., the jury re
turned a verdict in favor of the plaintiff.
The Maryland Legislature has passed
tho bill authorizing the Baltimore & Ohio
Railroad Company to build an elevated road
tht ough Bultimore, against which such n
bitter fight was made by property owners.
The Clearfield coal operators at Osceola
Mills, Pa., havo posted a notice that on
April 1st the price of mining will be re
duced from fifty to forty cents per ton ot
2,240 pounds. Tho miners threaten resis
tance. Tue Barlow House, at Aracricus, Ga.,
and eight stores, burned the other night.
Isadore Dreyfkes, clerk of Pollaca &
Co., importers of dry goods of New Yori:,
has been arrested on the charge of tho em
bezadenient of over $11,00 J, which he squan
derod iu stock speculations.
The movement on tho part of friends of ;
Carl Scburz to. raise him a testimonial of
$100,000 bas been abandoned at the earnest
requestrof Mr. Shurz.
The private banking house of William i
Locke, of Noblcville, Ind., failed recently,
Rostc Robinson was fatally shot by
Charlie Still, a jealous lover, in New York,
Letters of convocation have been ..sent
to all the Catholic Bishops of the United
States convening tho plenary council at
tho Cathedral in Baltimore on tho 9th of
November next. Provincials of religious
communities and superiors of seminaries
will also attend.
Jay Gould's yacht Atlantic made the
trip from Fortress Monroe to Now York in
The American Bell Telophone Company,
experimentid in conversation between
Boston and New York, over a No. 12 copper
wire, and with the aid of ordinary tele
phone instruments tho faintest whisper of
conversation could be heard.
The British captured Tamaniob on the
27th, meeting with but little resistance.
Osman fled to a village rive miles distant.
Senators Ingalls, Sawyer, Jones, of
Florida, and Manderson, with their fami
lies, loft Washington on tho 27th for a
pleasure trip to Jacksonville, Fla. They
were accompanied by Sergeaut-at-Arms
Canaday, of the Senate.
About fitty buildings were unroofed by
the storm at Denver on tho 27th.
Leslie Lavender, a boy ruffian, aged
sixteen, attempted to rob a farmer named
Owens, near Lynchburg, Vn., shooting the
latter and his wife, supposed fatally. Lav
ender then stole a horso and fled.
At a meeting of the Seaiuon's Union held
at Cleveland, O., wages were fixed at one
dollar and a half per day on sailing vessels
and ono dollar and a quarter on barges for
the spring, this including fitting-out, paint
The failure of tho paper-manufacturing
firm of William Butler & Co., whoso mills
are located in West Philadelphia, is an
nounced. Tho firm's liabilities are esti
mated at $20,000.
Indictments against Henry W. Moore,
managing editor, and Florence White, re
porter of the Pott-Dispatch, for abstracting
court records, was nolle prossed in the St.
Louis Criminal Court. These indictments
grew out of the publication in the Post-Dis-patchoi
an investigation by the grand jury
last fall into the gambling ring.
The Department of State has received a
copy of the proposed treaty between Great
Britain and Portugal, by which American
interests on tho Congo are affected. It is
understood the terms of tho treaty are not
in accord with the views of tho President
on the subject, as expressed in his last an
nual message. The treaty will be referred
to tho Senate Committee on Foreign Re
lations. TiIe stage running from San Angelia to
Burnett, Tex., was stopped by road-agents,
the driver robbed, and letters opened. Tho
thieves built a fire and awaited the other
stage, but fell asleep nnd let it pass un
Daniel S. Holcomr nnd Judd D. Crouch
have been committed for the murder of
Jacob D. Crouch at Jackson, Mich. Judo
D. Crouch is also charged with the shooting
of Galen T. Brown.
Wisconsin winter wheat is reported
The Poplar River Sioux have been re
lieved. There were several deaths from
starvat ion, but the reports of cannibalism
The jury rendered a verdict in favor of
Lady Colin Campbell in a suit against her
husband for divorce. Her husband is the
youngest son of the Duko of Argyle.
It is reported it was Bernard Coleridgo
nnd not Lord Coleridge who made Mary
Anderson an offer of marriage and was rt
fused. Bernard is a son of Lord Cole
ridge. The Southern Railway nnd Steamship
Association has decided to make a reduc
tion of rates between various points, in
cluding Atlanta and Augusta, Selma and
Montgomery, Aln., and Chattnnoogn.Tenn,
Secretary Frelinohcysen has received
a dispatch from Rome stating that the
American College will be exempted from
tho impending sale of the Propaganda
Business failures reported for the past
week for tho United States, number 172j
Canada, :2; total, 204, against 213 the pre
Riotino nt Cincinnati continued on tha
29th and 30th. The mob fired tho Countv
Court building, an act of pure insanity,
destroying valuable records and ono ot
the most valuable libraries in the country.
Governor Hoadly hurried troops into
he city firm all parts of tho
State, and it was report od the
authorities had obtained control and
dispersed the mob. Some murderous vol
leys were fired by the militia, many oi
whom were undisciplined boys. It was re
ported that from forty to fifty persons
were killed and over one" hundred
wounded during the two f.nys, mak
ing it the darkest hour in tile bistorv
of Cincinnati. Berner, the murderer, who-o
',...,,.. .: ,.- i. ,.,.., ... r ..n ,i - n ,
rtt..t trial wastl.e caitr.0 of all tins bleod-
shed, escaped during the -oufu-iuu. but
was recaptured in the woods n...r v.,t..t-.
l - ...... . .-.. ..
Crossing by ofliecrs who started in pnr-
suit, and safely Innde 1 in the peniteritinrv
iiiiwrnuiuuu in iissailll!" Eiit Irnin n
which he was, the mob beat an
innocent man nearly to death, mis
taking him lor Bonier. At Columbus mobs
wcro !-' -or mm, but by a secret
movement the officers conveyed him safely
",ta the penitentiary. The arrest was a
klllful I,leco of rk on tho part o.
Deputies Moses and Devoto.
, hace irouiues wt r r poi t-jd at banders
I ville, Ga. The Mayor telegraphed for one
I thousand rounds of ammunition, and a
later dispatch says the place was again
A COLLISION has occurred between Rus
sians nnd Turcomans in the Merv dNtrict.
Jessie Peeples, a girl fourteen years
old, committed tiuicido at Hamilton,
Arab Sheiks hnve asked for the appoint
ment of a British Governor for Tokar.
Christ. Robrlinq was convicted of the
murder of Al Lucia, nt Steiling, 111., and
sentenced to death. The murder was com
mitted in Lyndon, in January.
An attempt was made to poison a woman
living in Fort Ringgold, Texts, by throw
ing s-trychnine into her water bucket. The
man put tho poison in through a broken
pane of glass during the night, and as he
couldn't see the bucket, missed it, the poison
lowing on me noor. uut tor tuis tils in
famous attempt would have succeeded.
Henry S. Church, the defaulting Cham
berlain of Tioy, N. Y.. who leit that city
February 4. with a deficiency in bis ac
counts ot $7700, was arrested at New York
and taken to Troy.
It was stated on tho Board of Trade at
Chicago that the Lackawanna had refused
'an ofT;r to carry (JOO.OjO bushels of grain tc
the seaboard at a I'J.'i-cent rate, and that it
was taken by the Nickel Plate.
Eight men were kilie I by an explosion
of nitro-glycerine at Thompson's Point, N.
TIIE FATHER OF WATERS.
fhe 3IIssIsslppl River on Its Annual SprM
Bids Fair to be Unusually Destructive
Other Flood Reports.
St. Louis, Mb., March 2G. There is con
siderable excitement here at the news of the
breaking of the Louisiana levee and the
Hooding of the country lying about New
Orleans. A dispatch from the latter city
says great efforts were made last summer
Dy the State authorities to close all crevasses
in the State and place the 1,010 miles ol
levees in a secure position. These State ef
forts were to some extent supplemented by
those of the Federal River Commission, and
a month ago the levees were in a better con
dition than at any time since the war. But
the extraordinary Hood from the Ohio and
other rivers, coining as it did fully a month
earlier than any pievious spring rise, as
sailed the new works before they had he
roine effectually consolidated and this,
coupled with the fact that the weather oi
late has been extremely wet and
windy, has resulted most disastrously.
All the new earthworks have been swept
away and according to the outlet theory the
lower delta should have been effectually
relieved. Uut the water is s.till everywhere
above the danger line and not only are the
finest plantations of the State and some ol
the railway lines under water, hut the dan
ger of further encroachment is imminent
Hence urgent measures are pressed upon
Congress for a relief appropriation in ordei
to save what yet remains of the delta from
overtiow. The city is still intact, but the
water is over the wharves. The principal
danger is from a threatened break immed
iately above Carrolton, which would over
flow all the rear of the New Orleans half.
A dozen new crevasses occurred in the vicin
ity of the city, some of which have been
closed, while others are still running. The
crevasse opposite the city, which floods the
two 1'acihc Railway lines, is abandoned, be
ing fully one hundred yards iu width and nn
average of fifteen feet iu depth. All the
resources of the two railways fail to close
it. The weather is warm, with threats ot
rain. Usually our worst floods come in
NEWS FROM WASHINGTON.
Washington, March 2(5. Dispatches re
reived here fiom Louisiana state the Missis
sippi has broken over most of the levees,
and Government aid is necessary to prevent
the peoole and stock from starving. Kepre
sentatit e King received, among others, the
Troyville,. La. The country is entirely
submerged, and the people and stock are in
need of relief. Signed by S. U. Walters.
Rodney, Miss. This parish i- entirely
inundated. Rations will he required fox
20,000 destitute people, and feed for sftHk is
necessary. I he emergency is very great
Immediate relief is necessary. Signed by
J. Moore, W. I). Davidson, Robert 3Ittr-
dock, D. H. Chamberlain and Thomas P.
St Joseph. La. This dispatch was senl
from Rodney, Miss., because the overtiow
destroyed the telegraph wires iu Louisiana.
Yicksburg. Miss. The river at St. Josepli
is six incises above 1SS2. The levees are all
gone with the river rising from Cairo down.
Signed by C. Cordell.
Rodney. Miss. Kempe levee gave way al
12:15. This makes the disaster complete,
and the Mississippi Valley is one vast in
land sea. This will make the loss bcyonc
calculation, to say nothing of the loss of life
and the suffering of the people. Congress
must come to our relief, and feed the people
at once. The lofts of our gin houses and
floating rafts will be the onl" place of abode.
I believe the best mode for distribution ol
supplies is through the engineer department
iu charge of river improvements. They
have every" appliance necessary, and les:
waste and imposition would attend their ef
foils. Signed by 11 L. Whitney.
Governor McEnery, of Louisiana, tele
graphs General King of the great distress.
Morgunsea. Cott anil Waterloo Levees are
gone. I have wired the Secretary of Wat
for rations of the same amount as in 1S82.
AT XIAV ORLEANS.
New Ouli:a.s. March 20. A Yickshurg
special says: The river is on a stand
two inches above the high water mark ol
1S&2. The miii-fall yesterday morning was
half an inch. A Baton l'ouge special says:
The Governor has received a dispatch say
ing that the river at Block is lower, at
Ouachita a little lower, and in the Upper
Tensas River, sections is entirely over
flow ed. The people and stock need imme
Atchion, Kas., March 25. The heavies!
run of ice ever known to come down the
Missouri at this point tilled the river from
ten!: to bank, being coiujMised of cakes av
eraging over two feet in thickness. This is
supposed to he from the gorge which broke
at Yankton some weeks ago. The river is
lining very rapidly, having come up nearly
three feet iu one night. An additional rise
of six feet must come before any serious
damage can ensue. The bridge at Rnlo.
Neb., is gone, and the ferryboat cannot
transfer freight. Orders have been giver
by the railroads to send no mine freight
lKUth on that route. River men sta.e tha!
ihey expect high water and considerable ol
a freshet this spring, as the snow in th
mountains is very deep, but do not view the
situation with any alarm at present
Minneapolis, Minn.. March 2(5. A Bis
marck report from Uul'ord indicates the ice
is still tirtu at the mouth of the Yellowstone
River, which is still rising, and a break is
momentarily expected. There is a big
gorge somewhere between Buford and Wash
burn, but it cannot be located because of nc
intermediate telegraph stations. When it
breaks the water and ice will come with 8
rush, and an overflow is inevitable. All
tributaries are pouring the:r floods into tin
Missouri. The water is slowly rising here
THE NEWS AT WASHINGTON.
The Secretary of War sent Speaker Car
lisle a letter saying that from information 't
appears that the floods in the Mississippi
Valley from the neighborhood of Vicksbu-5
dowu'to New Orleans are higher than tt
highest jKiint, reached iu the year 1SS2, and
that a large number of ieople have, by t)e
overflowing of agricultural distiicts,been up
able to help themselves. The Seeretaij
directs that if it be the pleasure of Congress
to authorize the distribution of supplies c
those rendered destitute by the flood he, in
tin; first instance, be authorized to iLse foi
purpose an amount not exceeding S125.00G
out of the unexpended balance of the sumi
appropriated for the relief of those rendere
destitute by the floods in the Ohio and tribu
DuncQt'K, Ia., March 27. Ex-Mayot
dishing, of this city, President of the Na
tional Vinegar Manufacturers' Association
of the United States, will leave here foi
Washington, where he will meet a commit
t.e appointed at the. recent session of tin
National Association to defeat the bill intro
duced by Senator Miller, of New York.
This bill is solely in the interest
of distillers and manufacturers ol
elder vinegar, and. if it shoulc
become a law, would work a great destruc
tion on Western vinegar manufacturers. It
!s the intention of Mr. Ctishing anil the re
maiuder of the delegation to go before the
Senate Committee on Finance and show
--iy the bill should not become a law
A CINCINNATI MOB.
The Mild Verdict of a Timid Jury Kesulti
InaMaM Meeting and a 3Iob to Lynch
the Murderer The Militia Called Out
and Fire Upon the Crowd Fatally Wound
Cincinnati, March 2S. Ten thousand
people gathered at the Music Hall, in re
sponse to a call by reputable citizens, to
take action on the Uerner verdicL Many
could not get in. Strong resolutions were
adopted condemning the verdict, and a com
mittee on legislation appointed. Upon ad
journment a vast crowd moved directly to
the jail, where they began an attack on the
front door. At 9:40 a riot alarm was
sounded, summoning the entire police force
to the jail. Vast crowds of people gathered
in that vicinity. Berner was removed
after his sentence this afternoon, and
is now on his wav to Columbus, but if
the mob gets in the other murderers will be
lynched. The police upon arriving in the
vicinity of the jail commanded the crowd to
move. Not being obeyed, they-lired, but as
no one was hurt, it was presumed the police
fired in the air. It is said that was the
intention of the police, they being deeply in
sympathy with the movement to condemn the
outrageous Uerner verdict A shot or two
was tired from the jail, hut the crowd re
fused to move. The meeting at Music Hull
was presided over by Dr. A. C. Kemper,
who made a conservative speech, taking for
his topic the prevalence of crime throughout
the whole country. He then spoke of the
I'KKVALANCK or Till: CIH.MK
of murder in this country, and the necessity
of more certainty in the administration of
punishment for crime. His remarks were
not intended to awaken a mob spirit, but
when the meeting adjourned the people by
common impulse moved down to Twelfth
street where shouts began to be uttered, to
the jail, and the crowd then moved bodily
in that direction. At eleven p. m. the re
port from the jail was that the crowd had
got inside. They had previously broken
into a blacksmith shop and had taken
all the tools they could lind. There Lsditli
culty in getting information about their
movements, because the streets all around
the court house and jail are jammed. A
reporter of the Associated Press says that
at eleven o'clock from the stone wall of the
jail yard he saw great crowds of men inside
the jail, but they had not yet reached the
cell room. They were well supplied with
tools, and were at work at the doors. It
was ossible they would have to go through
a stone wall, which would be easy.
There is appnrontly no resistance to
the mob. and, on the other hand,
no violence has been offered to iH-rsons
by the mob, except that Adam Maegley,
one of the lHilicemen in a patrol wagon, was
struck with a brick and slightly hurt This
act was condemned by the mob, and now the
patrol wagons are standing in front of the
jail, surrounded by people. The militia has
been ordered out. but large numbers failed
to appear, and there is a general diiosition,
so far as can be seen, not to interfere with
the mob. Nothing as yet has been heard
from Sheriff Hawkins, who is inside of the
Court House and cannot be reached. Mayor
Stephens is confined to his house by sick
ness, leaving the Sheriff wholly responsible
for the preservation of order, except, for the
assistance of the Chief of Police.
Till: MILITIA C.VI.LKI) OlT.
11 :"0 The First Uegiinent Ohio National
Guard have just entered the jaii, having
been marched through the front entrance of
the Court House, thence through the tunnel
into the jail, where the mob is thronging.
It now remains to Ixj seen whether the
militia will do any thing to frustrate the pur
pose of the mob. The police inside tle jail
arrested some of the first members of the
mob that entered, but this soon became im
practicable and the police refrained from
using their pistols. It now appears that
Uerner, after sentence, was disguised
and placed in a buggy with
Deputy Sheriff Dominick Yevoto, and
driven to Linwood where they got altoard
the narrow accommodation and went to
Loveland to await the arrival of criminal
deputy, Joe Moses, with necessary papers
for committal to the penitentiary. It be
came known that Uerner was at Loveland
and a crowd gathered. When thettaiu with
Moses aboard came in and Vevoto and
Uerner went to get aboard it thecrowd made
a rush for Uerner. He ran through the car
and escaped and is still at large.
rn:i:i on xtv Tin: militia.
Midnight -About thirty shots with musk
ets were tired by the militia for the purpose
of fearing the mob. The result was glanc
ing balls struck at least tour-persons, in
flicting injuries which may be fatal iu the
j case of one or two. Policeman Nuiin and
Private , ook are tlte worst nun. i ne latter
was shot in the breast The volley seems to
have checked the movement of the mob,
though the crowds have not yet dispersed
from alKiitt the jail. There does not seem
to be any doubt that these wounds were In
flicted by the guns of the soldiers. The
mob made no effort to shoot, so far as is
Whci the iron door bet ween the reception
room and cell rooms were broken down, the
military" fired on the mob at that place, and
Wm. Kent a Ialwirer and member of the mob,
was shot atid killed. This seemed to break the
spirit of the mob. though they did int retire
hastily. A number of brickbats wore thrown
by them at the soldiers and iwlice. but
geivjrally there was not much bitter
ness of feeling displayed on either
side. The greatly suix-rior strength of the
defenders of the jail over the unarmed and
impromptu mob was so manifest when the
former oittiied the fire that it would have
been utter fully to make any further
effort Some twenty-live men were ar
rested and are in jail. I he jailers resi
dence in the jail, which wa entered by a
portion of the mob, was roughly handled,
windows broken and furniture smashed.
From this a number of men made their way
into the kitchen, and thence to the lower
corridor. After the relinnuishtnent of the
main effort to get at the prisoner, the mob
lingered outside throwing stones and brick
bats at the windows.
2:15 a. in. Newton Cobb of Manchester.
O., was shot in the shoulder by a soldier
through the jail window. Cobb was a
bvstander on the sidewalk.
"The following wounded have been gatli
ered into the drag store at Court and Wal
nut streets, and at a hotel near:
James Green, dying.
Walter Fay, dying.
James Turk, mortally wounded.
T. Soehner, bail wound in the thigh.
Ed. Dullef. shot iu the legs.
A Mother Driven to Sulcldr.
EntK. Pa.. March '2S. Mrs. Lucy M. Hart,
living near Union City, made a determined
and finally successful attempt at suicide. In
the morning she was found with her he-ad
in a rain barrel, but was saved from drown
ing by her little girl. I.ate at night she
fired two shots into her abdomen with fata!
results. Mrs. Hart, who was a woman of
refinement, was driven to insanity by the
career of her wins, William and .lames, who
were sent to the Allegheny Penitentiary a
few dayi r.go for engaging in a riot. in
which one man was -hot and otlu-rs injured
They wore notorious deiHraiIiH.s and foot
pads, and wen: concerned ii: u nu.i.br r
iobbtT.es on the highway.
CO UP HIGHER.
Minister Sargent Transferred from IJrrllO
to the Court of St. Petersburg HU Cuurtm
Complimented by the l're-iiliMit.
Washington. D. C. March -T.
The nomination of Sargent to bir
Minister to Uussia was a tot-J
surprise to most persons at the
Capitol yesterday. It was not
delivered to the Senate until after Secre
tary Frclinghuyseii had spent an hour or
more at the Capitol for the purpose, it is
conjectured, of preparing leading mem
bers of that body for its reception. When
It was laid before the Senate iu executive
session a few questions were asked and
briefly answered to the effect that the
transfer, though not requested or even,
suggested by Minister Sargent, would
doubtless be agreeable to him, aim
would also undoubtedly be pro
ductive of stood results as a matter of
National policy, although in what man
ner was not stated nor asked. TheSenate,
therefore, accepting these assurances of
members of the Foreign Kclations Com
mittee, continued the nomination by
unanimous consent. There is good reas
on for believing the action of the Senate
was based not only on a belief that Sar
gent's transfer ("which in European esti
mation is diplomatic promotion would
be agreeable to him and avert the possi
bility of further unpleasantness arising
from personal hostilities, but also upon
the prevalent impression that the position
of the American Miuister at the court of
Kerlin will signlricantly, and for an in
definite time, be left vacant.
Secretary Frelinghuysen sent th" fol
lowing telegram to Minister Sargent last
Washington. T). a. U. S. A.. Jliir-h 2...
Sakhknt, .Minister, Uerlin The resi
dent approves entirely your wur-e in the
Lasker matter; you have done nothing
but obey the instructions of this Govern
ment therein. The I'resident, thinking it
may be agreeable to you. to-day nom
inated you as minister "to St. retersburg,
and your nomination, without reference
to any committee, was immediately and
unanimously continued by the Aim rican
Senate. This action manifests the appre
ciation of your worth, and does you tht.
honor of which any citizen may "wtll be
A COWARDLY CKUIII.
An Kotimuble Citiz.-n nnd Onirr or the
lVuop Murdered in Cold III... id by an Illi
WlNCIIKSTEK, lix., .March '-T.
One of the most dastardly mur
ders that ever disgraced this coun
ty was committed in the town
of Glasgow, six miles southwest of
this city, about 4 p. in. yesterday. At
that hour the citizens of that little villagi
were horrified at seeing Jim Coats, oneof .
their most estimable townsmen, shot down
aud killed iu cold blood by a young des
perado named Davis Wells, from Greene
Couuty. The only cause assigned for the
killing is as follows:
.Mr. Coats is a constable of the pre
cinctin which he resides, which embrace
the town of Glasgow. About a week ago
I Davis Wells, who is a young man about
twenty-live ycais old, and who is looked
upon as a hard citizen, came up from his
home in Greene Couuty to Glasgow and
undertook to run the town. Ills conduct 4
was very unbecoming, and Coats arrested
and incarcerated him in the calaboose.
This did not set well with Wells, and
since that time he has made some very
violent threats against Coats' life.
To-day Wells met Coats in G!-sowand
began talking to him about tin arrest
above referred to. They had not been
speaking long when Wells drew a large
revolver and shot Coats once iu the h ft
side and then ran out of town .swinging a
large revolver iu cither hand, since whs "h
time he has not been seen. Coats died iu
about twenty minutes after he was shot.
He was about twenty-eight years old and
one of Scott County's most cstlm.iide
citizens. He was married tnd Ict.es u
wife aud one child.
INVITED TO I.EAVK.
AMaiOIeetiiifrnf Citizen "fLoirnn Count j,
III., K'-qm-sf Orrin A. Carjinit-r t l.-a
the County "Without I'lilir 'i.;iry l-l.iy."
LlXCON, Ii.f, JI.tr ll T.
Under the call for a imiss-iiiet-ting oi
lovers of law and order at the Court
house here at two o'clock ycsterda;. for
the purpose of expressing their .iiws o.i
the subject of crime, and the rec n trial
of U. A. Carpenter, several hundred pto
ple assembled and heard addresses bv
a number of local speakers, and ado; t 1
a series of resolutions bitterly dcuounr-
ing the farcical administration of ji.st.tt
in Logan County. '
Among others, the following was
JiV.sorci, That the members of the nt t
Legislature from this district are hereby
instructed to use their best effort- tc
secure such amendments to our criminal
code as will make the punishment oH
Another resolution denouncing Carpen
terln very bitter terms was adopted, con
cluding; "We dispassionately but firmly
demand of the said Carpenter that he leave
Logan County without unnecessary de
The promoters of the meeting had it
well in hand and though the resolutions
have the smack of deep earnestness and
determination the gathering was a most
orderly one. The saloons closed by
agreement from twelve to four o'clock
and no riotous or disorderly conduct has
been manifested, and to-night the town
is as quiet as it was the night preceding
the finding of the boclv of Zura Uunia
with her throat cut from" ear to , r.
Carpenter has not yet returned.
Prohibition In Canndn.
- T iHOSTO, .March 3G.
At a meeting In this city of
the Ontario Uranch of the Dominion Tem
perance Alliance lost evening the com
mittee to whom wasreferred the subject
of the Scott act agitition, reported that
they believed the time had arrived for con
certed agitation In the line of I'rohibitiou,
be taken bv the Alliance to secure th J
passage of the '-.ott act iu tht twenty
nine counties iu Ontario. The A'lianca
issues a circular in accordance wttn thb
action, urging agitition for t'n s-iiprs-sion
of the iiiiuor tratlic througU-ut tie-
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