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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
ELEVENTH YEAR OMAHA , THURSDAY MOKNIJNG , NOVEMBERS , 1881 , NO , 132
THE ORIGINAL THIRTEEN.
fho Bakor's ' Dozen of Star Route
1 * Hoport of tbo Special Agent
Bent Out to Invoa-
TTae Wholesale Manner in
Which Brndy & Co. Ran
SqueoeirjR Her for All She Was
Worth c.ud G-ettinp
'Tho Crazy Bacapndo of Mrs.
Christ ! \ncy m W iehiaKton
Tuesday Ni ht.
Otliov Uattnr * of Interest From the
STAK ROUTE SWINDLERS.
Mitluual AMOCiaud I'rcw.
X 8VSTBMAT1C EXl'OSI ! .
November 2'J. The
of A. M. Gibson , apcci.xl .igont
iluUilod to ox itniuo into the st.ir route
raudu for the dupartmont of justice ,
a inndu public to-day. The report is
nvido to the attorney general and ia
very lengthy , coiiMitinir of ne.xrly
20,000 woidoxcluau'c of , x niimbnr
f t.iblua iiiiiikorl "oxliibila. " It's gen-
ral atitemunta are na follows :
Fiiat That in advertising for pro-
poa.iU to truisport mail on star routes
in the t'.icitk coutr.ict s ° ctioii , it was
the rule to ask for a number of tripa
IOSA than it w.is pretended the needs of
the country required immcdiatulyaftcr
the fcervico Ixgin.
Second That achodulo time on star
routes was systematically made longof
in the a Ivortisomenta then ifc waa pretended -
tended , immediately after service be
gan , tlio needs of the country de
Third That star routes were ad-
vortUed to bo longer than they really
Fourth Tint star routas have been
advertised to bo shorter than they
Fifth That the system in tlte man
ner described in propositions fust ,
second , third and fourth , were steps
taken whoieby a few contractors obtained -
tained control of more than four hun-
drod routes at very low pay and theu ,
by means of extra allowances made in
violation of law , got the the pay of the
same incn asetl by the addition of
7 trip * , expedition of schedule and in-
[ i ) creased distance , until throe , four ,
five , six and aeven times the original
contract pi ice waa paid.
Sixth That by advertising routca
-Inn/joj / ( hn.nthevvvoro ; _ expedition
of Bcliouulo thereon rcqiiirod "less"ox -
ponditure by the contractors to per
form the increased service.
Seventh That routes being adver
tised shorter than they actually were ,
enablul the contractors after getting
the pay for these i outca enormously
increased by the trips adde : and
schedules expedited , to obtain on one
pretext or another pro rata pay for
Eighth This system icquired con-
tractors who obtained routes at "small
pay to give proportionally loss bonds
which nro not requited to bo
incieased by c\ti < i allowances
f for additional trip * ) , expedited
X. schedules .ind incieaaed distance ;
\ that this ojwncd the door to atiaw
biduimj mid men who woie notorious-
ly dummies habit u illy appeared as
biddcra and as circumstances .
became filling bidder * and failing
contiactois , or lomiuiOLl mid sub-let
to their principals , just as they failed
' -or biicccodod in getting the pxy of the
' routis increased ; that the bondsmen
of those dummies were always woith-
[ leaa and that no effort waa over made
to furnish men behind them.
Ninth That in giving out tompo-
lary service a few contractor received
all the rich plums at high rates of
pay and in aomo instances these torn
poraty contracts have beon' extended
Tenth In sevcial instances thejcoii-
tractors liavo been snlFcjrcd on poitiorm
of the routes to perform service and
to omit service in vioht'on ' of con
tracts , whereby they proiited largely.
Eleventh That coiitracta Jmvo been
-awarded on proposala nmnifoatly and
confoacdly iiro iilaraud illegal , on thu
plea that great saving waa thereby to
bo made , and within a foiv days or a
month after service began the pay on
the routes thus lot was increased
many fold. , ' °
Twi Ittli-Contracts have been
awarded to certain contractor ; ! on illegal - .
legal proposals , and at the same letting
ting contracts wore not iiwarded on
proposala having previously the same
Thirteenth -Hundreds of contracts
have boon awarded on proposals with
irunruntous notoriously wotthlosH , and
contiactaoxecuted with sureties known
to be fiauds.
Fourteenth That in making exti.i
allowance becond Assistant I'ostni.li
ter General Brady reversed the practice
tico of the doptrtmcut , which hal
rarely , if over , buen departed fiom
during more than fifty yoaia , and violated
lated t le letter and spiut of the law
by accepting as Hiiflioiont the state
ments of contractor ! a < i to the cost of
performing tlm e\tra oervico.
J'llteo ' ith Thirii has been inUli-
cionc/ and d'jrohotion of duly and
still graver nllL-ial nhoitcomiiiga in the
adimiiijtr.ition of tlio sixth auditor's
otlioij ; that the gruis abuse and mani
fest corriijitiona in the conduct of the
contract ollico of the poatufllco de
partment in the past would have been
impossible had the auditor of the
treasury for the postodies dopartinont
t vigorously upheld the law with an
\ j hotioat purpose to correct wrongs and
f bring the wrong-doers to justice.
\i Following are nome extracts from
the roport" , showing Hie wholes ilowny
in wlncli opcrat'ons hnvo been
outi On Juno ! Oth , 137 ! > , atnr service
in Arkansas , Californin , Colorado ,
ICnnsas , Ijouiainnn , Nobnxska , N'ovadi * ,
Oregon , Texas , Arisotm. Dakota ,
lilabo , Now > fexico , AlonUiifi , Utah ,
\Vshington , Wvomiin ; and Indian
Territory , which in the year proriuus
cost only 82,00.280 ! ) , was swolUn to
$3,70G , ' . ) ! > 7 , nn increase in ono year
of 81,007,777. How V7a this cnor
tiious incrciiMi nccomplishtd/ / Extra
allowances on nut tea controlled by
thirteen won added $ l.tW : ! 870.M ;
temporary contract. ' , given without
competition to thofiimo thirteen monor
their rcprcjcnlativcs add J108l'Jd.US ;
re-luUiin ; of extended and nevr servicea
to t bo in October 1 , 1878 , added $17-
43 5' ' ) ; extra allowances made during
the lir.st half of the fiacul year of
1870-80 1i agjjicgato 731,6)0.3U. ; ) This
amount vraa added to the animal pxy
ot routes let during 1878 , in moat part
to thirteen contr.ictors or their rcpro-
ai'iitativca , who obtained the enormous
allowances allowed during the fiscal
ycir of 1870 , and during the a.xmo
period from July 1 , 187U , to Decem
ber . " 1 , 187 ! > , therowere awarded with
out competition to the same mm ) , 217
contracts for temporary serrieos , the
p.xy ot which aggregated $ 'J31,770.L(0
By. these allowances , and ignoring the
awards of toniior ] ry aervice , thu cost
ut , thu service in eighteen states and
territories increased until the ratu per
annum January 1 , 1880 , Waa $ t,4(58- (
nII ni ( i ; i2. : > 0. The tabular atatemeiit
maikcd "Exliibit-0. " eatabliahud the
fact , that 417 loutes , the minimi contracts
tracts of which piy S104 , 111 2i , were
manipulated by Urady and the contractors -
tractors until their annual pay was in
creased in thirty months to $2 , 30(5- ( ,
Tabular statement marked "oxhibit
H , " sliows that during the aamo pe
riod 200 contracts for temporary tor-
vice on mutes a-fgregatniir ii : , ! 9l
niilea in leiijrdi , were wuliout compe
tition awarded to the same favored
coutiactorj , and that this service i\aa
paid for at tlio rate of $111,223 81 per
annum , or on an average cost per
mile of 77,200. In eighteen
months ninety-three of tlio routes
embraced in "exhibit 0 ' were
manipulated by adding trips ,
incroiRing the distance and ex
pediting the Rcho'lulos until Irom an
annual cust of S7 ,858.0 ! ) , which the
origin tl contracts c illed for , the pay
waa incieased to § 2,723,401.00 per
annum , an increase of $ l)81r ! ) , > 2i,44.
Ijiady in almost every instance violated
lated the letter nnd spirit of tlio law
in making orders for additional al
lowance ] by which a few contractors
have been receiving more than $ 2- ,
250,000 a year. Cases of expedition
were , piior to Urady'a tarm , of rare
occurrence. After careful cxamtnaft.
tion of oveiy caao of expedition
routes by the sworn statements
of witnesses , Mr. Gibson cannot
resiat the conviction that in
almost every case the allowance forex-
pedition w.xa fraudulently and cor
ruptly obtained. The sworn state
ments of the contractors upi n which
the allowances were 913 5. ft ro fru-
ciuoiitlj' fatso. ' The number of horses
and men alleged to bo necessary to
perform the expedited service liavo
in almost every instance been placed
very much higher than needed.
Faithless postmasters at the termini
of the routes falsely cetufied that ar
rivals and departure had been in ac
cordance with the schedule
fixed by the depxttmcnt. I mention
some ot the moat flagrant cases whoto
service was put up from wotkly to
daily and speed increased fiom a mile
and n halt per hour to live milea per
hoiu at a cost of teiih of thousands of
dollais , when the fact w.ia notorious
that nobody but the contratots ask d
foi it. In the case of ono route , fmrn
Canon City to Camp AlcDeimott , tti-
weeklv mails weio carried over
two hundred miloj through an
uninhabited ) countiy with only
nn abandoned militmy p.unji
between the terminal ollices. Neat
the eastern terminus lived one family ,
and hero was established a po'jtollijo
Aa the family got but ono m two Jot
ters a year the head of the family of
ten asked the government to abandon
tlio ollice , as Jio did not want to be
bothered with nuking out repo a.
Conclusive evidence is bifuru uj to
allow tiiat the contractor wrote to his
nub-contractor to soj thu pioneer and
featisfy him , saying ho had already
sent linn $30 to keep quiet , nnd that
ho knew the fellow waa only kicking
in oidcr to get moio money' .
There was another route in the
northwest over which not ono letter
was c irried , The pouch wont to and
fro with only a solitary ciicular in it ,
until both were neatly worn out.
In several instances the sub-con-
tractois romoiiBtrated with the depart
ment for fiupplyhi" mails which no
ono along tlio routes wanted. Thu
old form of ( thaw-bidding had become
obsolete. The new sohoino was to
obtiin , _ routes , and then have
the .service increased and expedited ,
and the pay thereby enormously in-
creased. This scheme was concocted
by iin old and exp uoiieud conductor.
Ho selected eight men to act as bid
ders and an equal number to llguro
as boiidsmon. .Not ono of those owned
any real estate to enable them to
qualify n bulduu , guarantors , con
tractoia unit Imiidamon. lie tem
porarily transferred to them somu
lots in Philadelphia and land in Now
Jersey and Virginia. Ai noon ai the
msn wont thioiigh tlio form of
qualifying us hutdui.s , guaraulois ,
contracturs and hoiid-mion , they ro-
tr.uibferred thu property to auothur
cot , and vrhoii all were qimhlled t io
jnoperty v/as ro conveyed to its right
ful oi\ncn. Foity-oight bids were
submitted by those str.iw bidders and
C.inn.lets a'VurdeJ on tweiity-tlnoo ,
tin ) facu of the bonds acquhed lliuru-
vutli being f 03,001 , to bo secured by
real ertato v.iluodnt § 1,01)2.000. The
aggrcgito contract of the t venly-tlirou
mutei was $127,105. , Six of the
twoiity-throo were oxpediatod and
mcrcasod and 632)3D.r ! : ) > ! J uddcd to the
annual pay , Five which did not
promise well were gotten rid of before -
fore the aorvico coinmonccd , and six
within a very abort time wore raised
frimlt ,77Lto $128,110.00 it year.
Kut w lion this progress had boon made
the investigation of 1880 happened ,
nnd the fight in congress ever the dc-
liciency bill occurred. Unfortunately
for the formation of the venture , the
Administration which came in on March
4th last did not believe in winking
at fruud ixnd covering up crime.
Ono of ( ho first subject a to cng.igo at
tention wrxa the failure of the 1'hila *
dolphin dummies An investigation
followed , nnd in n > ory short tr.no the
whole truth tran known.
THE GHIUSTIANGY CASE-
K tlondl Awochted I'row.
CIIAZV At'TIO.V OK T1IK WOMAN ,
W nisoroN , November L''t. Atn
very late hour last night the janitornt
the police coiut building was sur
prised by the npparation of a woman
bareheaded ixnd in her night dress
niching madly up LouUiuna avenue
toward Sixth street. Ho overtook
hiir just a.s aho WHS entering the law
ollico of Messrs. Cook < t Cole , and to
IIIH nmnziitiient da covercd that it
was Sits. Millio' Christiancy , defend
ant in the celebrated divorce suit.
Hur hair was s'trcnmim ; over her
.shoulders , her feet were devoid of any
covering whatever , andx aho was
scratching wildly and viciously at her
face. Ihc janitor undnavorcd to
persuade her to return to her resi-
deuce , but she broke away from him
und exclaimed tint she would never
ictiirii homo ngilin , und tlnxt fthu
\vantod to i < eo her lawyer oncry im-
] , oitantbuiness. . ilerahrieks attract-
oilquitoacrowd. A cariiago wnsquick-
ly 1 ; biimmoned aiidtheuiifortunatolady
was placed in it and riuvcn to her ins-
idence , about four squires from the
spot where aho was lirat discovered ,
An old. white luurod mui , very much
out of Liraith , rushed up justnfter the
carriage left , anxiously inquiring ,
' 'Where is my daugh'er ? " It was
Sir. Liigenbeol , the father of Sirs.
Christiancy , and upon learning that
his daughter had been taken homo ,
the old gentleman hastily retraced his
stepj , without any oxp'ftiiatioti of
the singular occurrence. Tho. Af
fair has clouted considerable excite
ment in this city , owing to the fact
that the parties nro an well known.
The most oharitablo const ruction that
is put upon Sirs Clnistiancy'a act ia
thut her troubles have driven her mad
und the next step in the case may bo
to send her to an asylum.
National Ansonatt.d I'n.aa.
NKVV KINANriAL bCUEMK.
WASIII.VOTON , November 23. It is
rumored in treasury and financial cir-
cks here that Sccietary Folger has
directed thut competition bo made to
asceitxin at what premium the gov
ernment . may afford to purchase 4
and 4 } per cent bonds , instead of
calling yi per cents , and at the aame
time protect the government ( rom
IOHS. This has been done in view of
the fact that 4k and 4 per cents are
not redeemable until 1R9G and 1897 ,
lespoctively. If the surplus rovonuea
should eiiablo the government to call
in all theUa outstanding there
might boa ap.ico.ofu tijuo in . "wjiiph
thcro would bo no bonds at the com
mand of the government for use of
the surplus of revenue.
The Billiard Toariinmout.
National Auociitcd 1'rcts
NLW YOHK , November 23. Carter
and , Ileiser opened phy in the billiatd
touinament this afternoon. Carter ,
in the fotfy-fifth inning , won by a
icoro of 200 to ! )2. ) In thn aecond
game between .Slosaon and Gallagher ,
Slofiaon vi on. tscoro : Slosson 200 ,
Wallace und Morris played the first
game this evening ; in the sixty-fifth
innini ; Wallaoe won the game by 200
In the second game between Sloa-
son and Dily , Sloaaon won by .a acoio
of 200 to 12li.
7i" t'onal Anotiutcil 1'
LiVKHi'Oor , , November 21 ! - - - Arrived
rived-- The Indiana , from Philadel
phia and Egypt
NBW YOIIK , Novombur 2U. Siilcd
The Etui and City of Now Yoik.
AxrvvKUi' , November 2 ! } . Airivod
The Ijolgenland and Wiol.ind , from
Lovnox , November 2U. Arrived
The Dcnimuk , from Now Yoik.
Niw : YOHK , November 23. Sailed
-I'ho llotliini for Liveipool , the
Greece lor Lome , the Edwin for
Rotterdam and the Canada for Havre.
ALLEGED MINING FRAUDS.
hruicKi.v : FKOM TUB i ; (
n , November 23.Tho
governing committee of the stock ex
change , which has been pursuing an
investigation into the landing of
companies posted in the mining ex
change , oflicially announced to-day
that the Atl.ui , Atlanta , /Etna , Alon-
/.o and Wcht Ontuio companies
would bo stricken oil'the list on Mon
day , on the ground that they aio ix
muiely wild-cat concern ? The lint
four , which claim the ownership ot
the Globe company , hnvo Uanud 400- ,
000 of atock of a total face v.i'uo of
810,000,000 , which are widely dis [
tributed , and sales at $7 porahaio )
have been made at S.m I'rnncisco ,
wheio thu principal ollico is located.
After the announcement largo tnnri-
fora worn made at ono cent. The
West Ontario uluims to own milieu in
Summit conntiy , Utah , and was char-
toicd in Now York , with on issue of
200 000 mures at 8 L per There was
coiiitidc-rablo ii.\citiimuiit when the de
cision w.ui posted , it being understood
that Bcvoral other conuoi IIB are to lie
Doatu ofn. Wcaltliy Mnn-
KANSAS Cuv , Norombor 23 Gen
eral ! W. Uood , of this city , visited to
his faim to-day at Leo Summit. Aa
ho waa returning on a frci httiain hu in
died from apoplexy and fell from the
jila'form on which ho waa ntandiir. ; .
Ilia n'tnaiiiH were brought to thia city
to-night. Mr. Ilcod wa an ox-ntom.
bor of congress and nno of the w.calth-
iedt mou of the city ,
So a WitnoES for Guitoan's Defense
Tostlflod Yesterday , !
His Father Was a
Potulnut and Fault Find-
And Ho Noticed thoj nmo
Traits in tbo PrisonerDuly
Mo'o So. 3
Guitoau'a Attempt to Ilecturo
in Boston on the Doom
of Mankind. -
He Gives to the Court Recom
mendation of u
And Continues Manifestations
of Mndneso ns on Ollior
Daye. < *
Gourrnl Testimony to ShcuThut
Onitonti Hood to l o 1 nJiuie.
National Av xUti < l 1 row
THE I'Kl'-d.SKIl'.S I'Al'Elt * .
. November iNot i ! -
withstanding the storm thu criminal
coiut was again crowded to-oVy The
prisoner came into court quietly and
utter the usual morning gioctini ; Bet-
bled down to leading. Air. _ Scovillo
began the iirocoodingn by calling upon
Col. Guikfnll for ho papois taken
fiom the prmoner at the time of ai-
rest. Col"Corklull offoml lo fiuntsh
copies of the same.
"I don't want copies , " , Uid Air.
Scovillo. "Iconsider thoao diijii.tii'tits
to be necessary and T want them
"Yea , " put in Guiteau. " 1 I ad
fifty or sixty clippings editorial < .ip
pingn aborting the political f > cling
last apt ing , when the pii | era weiu uo-
the iepublic.ui puty. It wsijt b.v uad
ing such things that my i'lRpiiation
was fed and I w us impelled tiptm the
Mr. Scovillo tried to keep him still ,
but the prisoner said , "you keep still.
1 nm doing this. " r
Mr. Davidgo finally said thodefonre
could have the papers but flicy weio t
not to tuko anything they pleased
"rom the government and i keej > it.
After Guiteau approved of Jthis plan
it waa iii'rced to.
Colonel Cork hill objoctjd to the u
wholesale blank subpoonti ; did not
know but what it mighll bring in
atato'a prison birds. f
Scovillo answered ho could see the
whole list of prospective wftneasca
Guiteau made a spo ch > Aat yestor-
day"a 'ronmrka concorniti tiio name
"Julius" meant nothing disparaging
to the negro race.
Scovillo then continued hia address -
dross to the jury , making irrovclont
references to Guitoau'a letters , which
Guiteau seemed to enjoy. Ono loiter
referred to Guiteau in jail at Chicago ;
dining the reading Guitoau inter
rupted "Was locked up by a miser
able httlo whelp for ? 22 diHeionco between
twoon us but was let out. ' Another
letter atatcs ho wna put into the
Oneida community by hia futhei.
Guileau said , "It makes mo sick to
think of the misuiablc , sti.iking com
inanity business. "
Scovillo continued about Cuitunu'n
f.uluio as a public spti.aker.
Guitoau broke in with : "I hud
brains enough , but I hud no reputa
tion. They wanted a nnn like Grant ,
or C'onkling , or some ono who would
di.iw. I guess I'd diaw now well
eunuch. ' [ Laughter. ]
Guiteau continued "Don't try to
make mo a fool and put the COHU on
the plea that T was acting for the
Guiteau continued , Baying that if .
Scoville would tell the Until hu would
Scovillo ansnciod "Only follow
Coikhill'H example , ' '
Guiteau retorted , and Coikhil !
made a good speech. Scovillo at
tempted to continue his address.
Guitnau resumed hia interruption ! ! ,
and finally Judge Cox told him that
ho must stop or ho would bo removed.
Guiteau said ho would only usk per
mission to eay that hu baaed thu ro-
jucat for the i'aria consulship on his
constant nsiistimcn nnd suggestions to
Gun. Arthur and Gov. .Jewell dining
.Scoville retorted that ho expected
to show that Guiteau believed the
countiy would bo lost if G.irfiold waa
not removed and the Loid Delected to
him aa agent , llo would whig a vvit-
ness to whoiv that Guituau noted ] ilt ;
cra/.y man at the time of iu ) > alioot-
Ing. The verdict ho wanted waa not
responsible because niHano ; thu rc-
ponsibility then rested upon the po
litical syAtcm ot Hjioila and on both
ladies alike , and the verdict would
rebuke to ( Inn giuat evil. Ho
was well natisfiod to have got thia far.
Ho spoke of Colonel Curhhill cilling
ittontiun to the aiillermga of the jirea
ideiit ; that had nothing to do with
Ihia CIEO , unloi-i the jury vas to
the cam by emotion. 'J ho prisoner a
rornii-r lifo , however , and the effect of ia
thu tnil on him mint bo liken into
Scoville nest rofonod to the lact
thut none v.hu hud attempted the lito
the piis'inor Htiico his nrioat had
bff.n puniitlKid. This would have
been different , oven in Hutsia. Thu
jury would not take intouonaidoration
tlio pifflidcnt's Bullcung'i ' WL'io not
try the case on emouona. The
prisoner waa unfortunate und the jurj
list nay whether ho must bo ent ti
the gullowH because ho waa unfortu
nate. This closed the opening ad
drrea for the defuiiHy , bcovillu was
warmly congratulated by friends am
members of the bar ,
Corklull asked for the unfurcctnun
of the rule retiring nil witnesses , 1m
on his apconil request Scovillo ackot
that exception be m.ido in the c.nso o'
The first witntja called for the do
fuiiHo was Uov. 11. N Mutton , for
uitrly Congregational miuistor at Kill
nmnKOo , Mich , , who hoard ( iiiilwtu't
k'ctuio in 1877 on tht "Second Com
itur of OhriBt. " The lecture WAS pe
culiar , llo did not think Gmteuii at
that time sullir.iently insulin to bo ir
rcspoimiWo piobably less der nged
tlniii badly arranged. Mr. Hurtoii
VVHH not oross-vxamtned l > y tlio prose
Hiram H. I > avis , of Krif , IV , n
founor resident t > f Ann Arl > r , Mich. ,
wna next oalltd and testified ho know
Mm. Majnard , Guileivu'a nuut ; VVH *
ilwajB conaideiud peculiar nud.uftun
tinum era1 ; i ho had u constant ) feni
of ' the poor house , although ( di wn
a wealthy woman. Her diim-liU'ir wo *
called tnolich Abbio Maynaid , and
wan , in fact , u fool. Shu attended
chinch coiiAtuntly und was crn/cd on
uligioii niaUun and were tlio satuo
.Hiniuit . y.jxr after year
Mr. Wili'un , an old gentleman of
Stuvenaon county , Illinois , waa the
it'\t ' wlMicsn llo testified ho know
[ jiitbor W. ( iuitoixu , father of the do
'ondaiit , voiy well. ll wivs but uji
unently silicon ) when ho alwuja in-
listed lut woltld novur din. Hobo-
ieved in tlio Qnoidn conmiunity idea ,
llo was at onn time a 1'iosly toriiin ,
hen a Methodist- Witness had soon
ho prinoner , but know nothing of
litn. No eioss examination.
Dr iloliii A. IhcOjof Meiton , Wis. ,
testified that ho lint B.XW the prisoiioi
in 1870 , at Mr. Scovillo'a residence.
jj was called by Mrs. Seovillp to in-
ipiiro into his mental condition ; was
experienced in that practice , and from
( ush observation ho then considered the
patient insnuc. Ho took intocniisid-
ut.xtioii the hoioditary Unit of inco
horoney of thought , pseudo leligiotia
traits , oxttuonlimiry egotism , a
eongonial moml defect , < ncea ivo priilu
mid vanity , and had told liin fiionds
ho wati iusaiio , and alao th.vt ho VMIS
dantjorotis. Witness ticatod the Jo-
fondni't'H ' ' fatheiMluriiig his last illnea-i ,
ho dit d of dropsy of the abdomen
Did hot consider the older Gmtuxti in-
B.ino nt that time , although ho was ono
of the most petulant , f.uiH-iindiiig
patients T over had.
Adjourned for icceas
The croia-oxiimination ol Dr. lice ?
aftci recess was conducted by Mr.
Axvidgo. Dr. llico staled that foi tun
yum ho wna the family phyHieian of
' , that lime attended the
ilder Guiteau. IIo noticed aborrationa
uf the mind , which might have been
Accounted for by hi * physical condi-
'I'ho ' noit witness waa Frank L.
Uniim , for jcurs a icaident o iJosion ,
who testified thai Guiteau in J87 ! )
iiiilud to hire n hall to deliver a. lec
ture on "Why Two-thirds of the JUeo
are Going Down to Perdition. " Ho
h.ud ho had uo money , but was suio
if good houses. The postern lend :
"Don't fad to hoar the Hon. Chailos
Guiteau , the. little giant of tlie wvsat ,
who w lj , . ( nil why two-thirds of
the race are going into poirdi-
! ion. " The leoluier , after read
ing a few disconnected passages ,
started for the door. Fifty
[ u'ruonaeio juesent and aomo begun
jucHtiuiiiug Unite lu , but the Litter
bind lie would notatay to ho.ir Cod !
blmphemed. The audieneo unani-
moiiily i-oiibidered him iimano.
iigiiin applied for the hall but
was told they wanted no moio cui/.y
Giiituiin fiiid ho waa not
ewy , but mspiied , and beloiigod to
JiBiia Cliust , etc. During the cross-
examination tliovvitneusBaid ( iinteau'.s
aiulumco WIIH ciiii ] > fJHt'd of followeis
of Ingtrsoll and matenalials.
Mn Alaiy S. Lnckwood Paid that
she lived on Twelfth atiect , vshero
Guitoau cimo for looms aomo time
hist Much , and wheio ho took hia
meals iluinit , ' put of that month.
General Logan boirded tliuro at the
timo. Witnt'cn s. d ( hero were 1111-
morouu complaints m ido to hoi about
Ins Btrungo actions at the table. Dur
ing her oximination fJmteaii fie-
quuntly interrupted , protostniK
.w linat ri'feronco being made to his
f.udts. lie Raid ho "paid live dollars
and owed her twenty livodolluiH ; that
isalltheioH about it. They weio
very mco people to board with. I
recommend it as a good phico to
Norwood DIWKOII , of Motion , waa
picsentat ( iintunii'H I'.o'itoH lu
and thought linn an im-anonmn.
( i-o. W. Olds , of Wiscons'ti , was
om'n'ojod upon Scovillo'a fniiu nt tlio
time of G.iiaii'avidil.i / < , in 1H"JI Ho
diitAili'il ic'cuntiici'iin on Ihe part of
Guiteau which led witnesHiit HID time
to tlnlik ho waa ins mo.
Guiteau became ijuito impatient
during Scavillo' } ( incaiioniiig of this
witnesa and objected to this kind of
testimony , and naked the proei-cution
slop it if they could.
Davidgo a lid it would bo all right.
After homo further interruptions by
Guiteau , Oldn wtta oro'H-exuniiued and
the ease went over until J rulay.
Mrn Zitucolii'H Cunditlon
.BBO < latul 1'rcMH
otiKU ) , Til. , Novombcr 2'\ ' \ -
Thoio N no truth in the it-port fiom
Ni-w Voik that 3Ira. A. Lincoln ia
without funds to piocuro medical at
tendance. She has $110,000 in gov-
emnumt bonds nnd Iria aavud in the
p-ist lifteen montln SD.OOO out of UM
mroinu fi "in this noiircu. llui heilth
aluo miicli bettor than loprencntud.
In fact lift financial and phy.iieial con
dition nuod occ.uion no ahum.
Niitlounl AiMoclatol 1'ri-w.
W.\sins iroN , November 211. Vor
the lake regi'mH ' ; Goiiorally culdor ,
partly cloudy weather , light miow in
tlio eastern portion , uoithvveHt lu
Himthwcat vanda and iiHiiicjlmronioter.
For thu upper MirHHtHippi and lower
Miasouii valloya ; Fair woither , winds
mostly from noith to west , ligh
chiingo in tumperatuie , followed 1
higher but falling batomote.r , Th
lower Mississippi liver will contmu
to rim > .
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
Yesterday's ' Hajpnings in Thi
and Other .Lauds ,
Report that Enaporor William
of Gurmnny io Slowly
Another Iriah Fannor Beaten
to Death for 1
GnuitoottataGivo the American
Pork limbnrifo Immediate
Startling1 Discovery of Oflloial
GrockodneeB in Phila
Orhnos and Casualties' That
Occurred Throughout the
FORFJG T APFAIU3
Vatloiul Aswlatal I'ro" .
November ! ! iI.
iVilli.un is HO much enfeebled * by tliu
ill'octs of a cold fioui u Inch ho ban
> eon mifforing for somu ( imo that 1m
ins boon cnmpelhd to postpimu the
nturviMW which hu has promised to
Thotv tire fusli iiunoraof nolivu no-
iitiiitituia between llcrlm and the
Giiiint Minister , ( icinmn nifnister
o Kn Jaud , domes that Mot-belt His-
n irok has been nont to London tote
to Rutland the suppoit of Ger-
iianyiu a Hcht mo for the cession ol
Sgypt to Kngland.
MA.vMii.sii.it , November 2'li In
ho Welter hundit'ip i.ico t't-day , Ki-d
vmg rnmo in Ihsl , Montioso second ,
ind Edinnor third.
run rorn's iMtirr.NHKKoh. :
MAIUIII * , November ti ! ( . The Span-
ah miiiistiy icfuaed thuieiiueat of thu
Spanmh bishops to uigo the govern-
ncnt ' to inauro 'he pope's indupond'
nco. The ininiateia a.iy thu Italian
government will atrongly endeavor to
.upprcHs . anti-papal demonstration ! ) .
KAISHK VVlUIIIMt'.S 11KAI.T1I ,
Hiin.IN , November il.'l. It ia of-
icially announced that the health of
Emperor William is HO enfeebled ho
uu.st reatiict himself to the most * noo-
jsaary mattora only. It ia reported
ho empeior ia dying , and that Ins di
gestive powers nro failing , but may
ast several w-ooka. llo tdcops badly
) ut his mind ia quite clear. ,
* v >
A IOM KIIIMI' : .
The papers asset t Gambotta and
jumii.il Ignatioir huld a conference
m the Rutsiiui front'or ' at Dint/iy. ;
AimiuiA 10 IIAI.V.
November 23. The oinp-
and of Auitiiti/ will
oror empress / re-
urn the visit of the kin ; , ' of Italy dur-
ng the first week in.lanu.iry.
AN INDI.l'I.NIinNT roUNCII. .
LONIION , November 23.A. . diHpnloli
rom Capetown saya the Jcgiatixtivo
cuiiiioil of Natal h.ivo lofused Glad-
tono'a nominee , Moseindal , as gov-
Tiior. Thty hiwonlHo voted supplies
or BIX mouths only , instead of twelve ,
mil liavo uskod the homo government
icviso the constitution ,
W1U. TAKIJ rill' DIfcT.
Dum.i.V , Novemliui ' _ ' , ' ! , All subjects
. .ow confined in the dtfieiont jails
iivo ; lesnlv'ed to ixcct'pl the [ iiiaoiiuia'
diet , in order to leliovo the land
The loid-lieiitcmint of Frolaiid , in
. , caking at Belfast fo-ilay , siid lie
hoped the improved state of fuelling
would noon make it possible to diu-
with roprmsivo moasiiiui.
io IHATM. :
M r. Sullivan , a fanner of Weal
Cork , while leltiininj. from Kibbercan
fair to-ditj' , waa altuaked by a mob '
mil beaten to death for pa } ing rent. , '
l > 'ive men have been arrested.
riior.Kiu iir.t'itnAsiNd ,
.v , Novuinbor2.Thocliolorn (
n dcereaaiiijc at Mecca and along th6
lied HCII puts. The plnguo is doatioy-
n ' people at liagdud and along the
ialloy of the Kupln.itca.
AMI I'OHK. '
A ins , November i. , ' } . Gambotta
CBH. The Amoricin miniator , Hon.
1 * . Merion , Hpoko with him i
rulation to the omlur'o on Anioritnn
Kirk. Gambetla lepliud that it was (
ho fnat ho had heuid of il and prom-
ted to give the matter favorable 'on
DK.U ) .
Amt'die Lufaviv , member of the
chamber of dcpuliea , and a distill
iiiiihcd military jotiinivlist , ia dead. a
Br. I'l'.initsmJiKi , November ! i'l.
General Nuportalu ia dead.
wiui \oir\ihi ) riiii.Ai > ii.iiiA. :
I'jiii.vnn.i'HiA , Novombur 211 , Ai
orcfraordinaiy special nmcting of tin 1
, i.lulls' iiifiu m committee of ono him
died was culled Una afternoon un t\v
hoiiru' notieo. When the committe
hid iv acmblcd Ihocliaiimnntiaid otait
ling difscloaui es hud been made to u
conceining wholocalo lobhenea of th
st ito mid city treasury thuuig'i a ta
officer , and it had buon desiifd thu
cci'luin'i'iinent | ) ) inbtitutionc
At Uiia point ho was intcrniptod Ir
Receiver of Tiixea lluudur , who is un
duratood to have maduthodiscoveiiea
und after consultation it was announce' '
the itiformutioii would bo
pending tlio nu t incotinf ? of tlio
city council. The faota in the case
hnvo Jioj , been developed.
It is stntod the disclosures vrhicli
Arrouscd the citiroim' connnittco rein-
ted to frauds in the tax ollico which
go back to 187- , and n fleet mnny tnon
who now occupy liicli nocinl po-iition.'i
nml piominiMit local republicnii poli-
iiicmus. Many ( hoimind dollins nru
cild to l o involvod. The matter will
I brought before the city council on
Tliiir.iduy 1 of next vn > uk , unless
stops nro tnkcn in tliu intuiim.
CRIMINAL , NOTES
INHIITKI ) 1011
Siucu.se. . November 2.7. An in-
lictmtmt for mnrdorin the lirst dcgrcn
was 1 found apniimt Jtrs. llohwa to-
l.iy for I ho intinlur of her luislnnrf ,
Wm. llohncH , Jn tlio tovni of Cicero ,
ast jMuy. Alt iiuliotmoat w.ia ulno
'ounil n ainst O HI. llobcrtu , an acccs-
ory Kfora the Riet. The olllcors any
: ho cno : will pruTo clu.irlri ease of
TIM : NnvMiiic IHNK
NRW UK , NOVUII AT LN1. 'Thoodoro-
? , IJaldvvii' , ] njnif , ' Uillor of the j\for-
ohant'H Niitiouut bwik , who w.m nr-
reatod jtmfoidiiy , obtained bnil and
v.is iMtuiui ovir to appear buforo tlnr
Jniti'd Stalo1 * district * court at 'I'ren-
on oiv .Jaiiurtry lTr 1882. Altout
8115,000 liavo boon putt by utocUiold-
OM of the lunk onthoir aisesauiunU.
nti' M M.Krovs. .
Ni v JPAVEA. f fovomlicr 211. The
uibonn coTinin jnouuediiiy ? in the isiao
> f Wallur and . ( .mica Afiriluy wore not
uoccH ful Their cniinnu ) ninruil tin-
uiMonors bo idnutted to iMiil , but thu
nd ( > o diimis od thu poti/ion and or-
li'rul that tlio Malleyalwroturnod to-
I.A.IUU. i IUK.
Nr.w YOUK , N < o\uinliur Si * . A i'tro , .
aimiiij a loss of Si.0,000 , occuucd
Mim oM'iiinin / the iivu atnry building
I 810 lroidv\-i ) y | occupied by Di yc ,
) onnilly A Co. , impuiteiH of paper
NBW Vouh , Nr u ib r l ! . ' ) . A 18-
nuh croton nator iii.iin hunited this
loriimg on FifTi nvuniio botnoon
( 'iflitth ( and IPifty-sath BtioutB ,
oudiug ( : the collars * and Hub collars of
iiomber of buildings on the block ,
oing coiiHidoi.iblo duniago to furni-
nro , otc. Tin * loss is variously esti-
wttsd at from $1,000 to ? ( i,000.
Out..Kovombor 2(1. ( '
'ho bodion of tuivou j > orHoiia drownod.
u Kal lAy by the capai/inu of a boat
uivo buen rocoverod. The Ixuiiuit
ill bo taken to Oimir , near Fiah'er
j.induig , for intotnieiit.
Pistol Prnotioo lu Arlcannns-
i tr It 1'ott.
Homo Bimu fiinco a. Detioitcr wont to
\rkaiuua to look up aomo property
lift by .nil , and in hi& ivanduiinga ho
int up on night with a farmer who
iiidn't much to brag of in the way of
hoiuw. Thuro was only one big
ooin. with a unrrut abuvu , and when
t came bed time the Dettoitera wan
jucktuJ nwuy under tlio roof. ,
le hud mot with no ndvunfufo
ecordin r , ho know that ho was in a
octi'mvhuru every mania pxpoctod
o look out for hiniBolf. Therefore ,
luforo going to Hloop , ho [ pithia reveler -
or under his pillow and m.ido up his
iind what to do in an emergency.
iboiit midnight the uniorgoncy ar-
ivod. ' The Wolverine hoard HOIIIO
ne ' in his room , and hu reasoned that
ohhecy and murder could bo thu
nly I oxcusu. Out cumo the
ovolver , and ho bla/.ei1 away
0I a dim liguiu until ho-
inil liri'd six bullota. After the luat
mo a voice in < | iiiri'd : "Sn.ingcr , havu
on ( got tluoiigh shookin'i" "Who ia
t , mill wlut do you \vanl ! " dumiindcd
.lio Imvullur. "It's mo , " replied the
armor , "Tho old uoinaii'it got a
tootluchotill ( ihot.in'tvest , and 1 como
o uak yo fur a pinch of that linccut
tohiel.or aw n remedy. T was jest
join' to sjitj.ik when ye bla/ed away
vith jor i-op-Kiin' ' " "And 1 miyht
tavo Killed jon1" "Yc , about ono-
ohiinco in u million. H.iy , Htriintji'r ,
ut mo gin yo a piece of advice. "
' \Vull ? " "Trado that pop-gun oil' fur-
i. lifteun-cunt drink and buy yo a luiifu.
When jo hit with u laiifo tlioaplintoiw
mi ' , ' got to lly , but whoii yo begin
ih < otm' with nidi iroim as that , yo arc.
ipt ' to hpilo till tlio old woman' : ) red
xjpjiops , or nlioot yor own tliumba oil' .
i'ho follcraaiound here liavo bin pop-
nil' away uL mo fur thrco yearn back ,
xnd the only damage thuyevordid was ,
to Kiioulc a hind button oil my coat.1"
The old man who inarricH a young :
girl does not do a. vury wiau thing , and.
Ina ' bride riaka her happinc'fl.siind often
loses it , ( tut theto ia a ceituinliciuity-
in the admiring protection of the hus
band , and , whatever hur disappoint
ment may bo , in nine caeca out of ten
alii1 ki'C'psherownsecret llerroimincu <
may bo dormant , but direction in very
thong in women , aiul aho may bti
fond and proud of a very old man who.
letnina hia faculties and his emotions ,
and loves her well. Jiut of the old.
woman who maiiicit a boy , what can
wo Ha ; , what can wo thinkIn / auchu ,
union'thtiu can bo neither dignity or
hcT.uty. Thu man' . ! motive ia usually
mnrcenury ono , and the woman m
simply his dupe. The clergyman who
pciforuis the maiiiii o curt'iiiony
knoxva that at the altai ; the fiienda
who go tochuicli to SLO them imuried.
leel it aculoly. The coiigtaluliitiomi
ate hollow and forced. Even w hero
nn old wommi'a linguiing beauty him
temporality captivated 11 youth , tlio
oUia-on can feel nothing but ser
row--tho infatuation must ho so brief
the lolound mi tumble. Man's lovm
ia of it n so light a tiling , oven when
joiith mid beauty rivet it1 A wife lias
oflt n M > much I" Miller even vvhcrosliu
has chi'coii wisely. Tlio contempt one.
caniiut help feeling for the woman
who b.'irtoM her fiocdom , the soorn
ono niuat cheiiali for a man who solltt
himself for a fortune , nro scaioely so
vtnjiig as thu pity that arises for two
bound together for lifo under such cir
cumstances DS toinako oven oidinnrji
contentment nn utter impossibility.
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