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OMAHA DAILY BEE.
ELEVENTH YEAE. OMAHATUESDAY MOVING , DECEMBER 18 , 1881 , NO. 148
READ CAREFULLY ,
and consider whether it is not a wise
policy for you in buying to bo nuro
you nro getting tlio PUKGHT and BEST
The DUKK OF DUUIIAM CIOAIIKTTEH
arc made of the rujiKsr ami JIKST TO-
IIACCO , grown immediately around
Durham , North ' Carolina , which is
now universally recognized as being
the finest and best grown in the world
for smoking qualities , nnd always
commands the HIOHEST riucEs in the
They are ABSOLUTELY free from
opium , valerian nnd nil other deleter
ious drugs , and covered with genuine
imported French rice paper. An ex
perience of seventeen years in the
manufacture of the celebrated DUKK
OK Dunn AM smoking tobacco , whioli is
now well known and used throughout
thu length and breadth of this fair
land of ours , has taught \V. DUKK
SONS tfc Co. , that consumers know
and appreciate iv good article when
they got if and this policy of always
using the viuiv IIKST leaf , regardless of
cost , and of keeping thuir goods up to
one uniform mini standard , lias re
sulted in iv steady nnd rapid increase
from n small beginning until they are
now one of the largest smoking to
bacco establishments in the land ,
This s.uiiu policy will bo pursued
with reference to the Duke of pur-
ham Cigarettes , und they are offered
to the trade on tlmir merit alone , nnd
think consumers will appreciate the
effort to give them the purest and
best Cigarot e made , if THIJY uo COST
MOUE THAN cheap Cigarettes niado of
poor tob.icco wrapped with rag paper
made from the filthy scrapings of rag
pickers nnd ilavored with most injur
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smokers is to avoid using nny "DOO
TOUED" Cigarettes , but use the purest
and best natural loaf , such as North
.Carolina alone produces.
North Carolina leaf stands head of
the list for its fine smoking qualities ,
and commands the highest prices of
any tobacco grown in America , and
docs not need thu addition of noxious
drugs , as it possesses natural merit.
liu.MKMUPii that Duke Sons & Co. ,
are among the oldest manufacturers in
Durham , N. C. ; that they have one of
the best appointed and equipped
smoking tobacco factories in America ]
that they are headquarters fov this
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the crops ; that they use only the BEST
imported rice paper for wrappers , and
that the trada mark below , in connec
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Sons & Co. , is an absolute guarantee
of true excellence.
P. S. Ask you dealers for a trial
package of the DUKE or DITIUIAM
Correspondence rf THK DEK.
BiiAiu , Neb. , December 12. Cor-
bin & McClintock had an auction sale
of Kentucky short horns hero on Sat
urday , at which the stock sold at good
prices. T. R. Wilson paid 8155 for a
i X fine bull , and T. M. Colter paid
$97.50 for a two-year-old heifer. We
noticed Judge Crounso looking them
over , but did not learn of his buying
any.Quito a number of sleighs wore on
the streets yesterday , and your cor
respondent enjoyed a Hying trip
around the streets in ono of them.
C. F , McCoy , lately from the cast ,
has been appointed division superin
tendent on tlie S. C. & P. railroad ,
with headquarters at Bluir.
It is rumored hero that the S. C. it
P. railroad company will remove their
headquarters to Blair , occupying all
the vacant rooms in the new bank
building of Howgato & Crowoll. Mr.
Crowoll is ono of the directors of the
Alec Finlayson has opened a con
fectionary store in the post ollicu
Howgato & Crowell nro having n
fine black walnut counter built in their
bank , costing about $700.
Some of Blair's young folks wont to
Omaha to hear Clara Lou.se and re
ported it very fine , nnd seemed to
think her totally incapable of getting
away with a § 40 lunch.
The Baptists got up a New England
dinner and festival on Thursday even
ing in the interest of the Munday
school. These that attended had a
very enjoyable time. Their profits
The sociable given at the residence
of A. Castollar , last week , in the in
terest of the Library , was ono of the
most enjoyable gatherings of the sea
son. This week the sociable will bo at
the residence of J. T. Davis.
Blair is to have an open house next
Holler & Lamhoer recently put n
fine show case , being thirty feet long ,
into their drug store.
The 'Pilot folks have their engine
in running order now so that the press
is run by steam.
The Washington County Democrat
lias removed to Bell Creek.
The Cosmopolitan club will give
their fourth party of thu hcuson on
Friday evening. IJix.
Appointed Traiflo Manager.
LOUISVILLE , December 12 , M. II.
Smith , general agunt of tlie Pennsyl
vania railroad for Now York and Now
England , has been appointed traflic
manager for the Louisville & Nash
A HOWLING MADMAN.
So Dr , SpitBka , the New York
Expert , Says.
Quitoau Was of Unsound Mind
When Hd Shot the PreBi-
1 dent ,
And Was Such a Lunatic That
Ho Didn't'Know What Ho
An Asylum Bharp Who Made
Lots of Fun For the Spec-
TUo Condition of Giittona nnd the
National Assocmtixl Press.
WASHINGTON , December 1'J. When
the prisoner was brought into court
tliis morning he looked pale and sub
dued. Uo greeted his sister and
brother John in a quiet manner. Af-
ler court was formally opened a deal- )
liuo stillness prevailed. The illness
of the colored juror , who came into
court with n Imndiu'o around his head ,
led to some apprehension that ad
journment was imminent.
John W. Oiiiteau said to a reporter :
"Wormloy is plucky. Ho is risking
his life in performing his duty. "
Scovillu stated that he wished Shaw
recalled , as some information had
come to him privately that was im
portant for the defense.
Corkhill said that Shaw had left
Scoville - "Then I shall have tosub-
pcima him. "
The court All right , Scoville.
Sir. Spitzku , of New York , was
placed on the stand for the defense
Ho related his training nnd experi
ence as an export on mental diseases.
Had examined the prisoner yesterday
in jail ; had seen him before.
Scovillo- State the result of that
"I will , " answered the witness , "if
the court compels mo. "
Judge-Cox remarked the question
was proper and relevant.
' Well , said the witness , "tho re
sult of my examination was that the
man is insane. I Juivo not the slight
est doubt on that subject. I exam
ined his oyea with a desire to make
my study of the e.iso complete. I
found them normal , anu healthy , but
there was nothing in their condition
to change my opiirnn ns to thu'iu-
sanity of" the prisoner. "
In answer to questions , Dr. Spitzka
said : "Itwill , bo vpry difficult for ino
'to rotidor'.mysoliplirjiT-to'.jiiiy. juryoiob
composed of experts. 1 may siy ,
however , a marked feature of this
man's insanity is the tendency to de
lusive or unsound opinion and to the
creation of morbid an plmntastical
projects. There is a morbid element
of imbecility ot judgment , and while
ho had no other evidence than the ex
pression of his face I should also say
the prisoner was a moral imbecile , or
rather a mor 1 monstrosity. I deem
him as insane as any itinuto of any
asylum I over eaw. "
A hypothical case propounded to n
previous witness was submitted to Dr.
Spitiska. In reply ho suid : "I con
sider that the prisoner lias been in a
morbid mental state throughout his
life and probably was intnuu at the
time ho shot Garliold.1'
Witness was subjected to a sovcro
cross-examination by Davidge. A
regular sally of words ensued between
them and the audience was frequently
convulsed with laughter. Counsel in
sinuated iii one question that the wit
ness was a veterinary surgeon , but
the retort came sharply , "only in the
sense that 1 trout nssea who ask me
foolish questions. "
As to the definition of insanity ,
Spit/.ka Slid , "I cannot give an ap
proximate definition of the term , I
call insanity any profound deviation
from the nominal standard of human
thought and action , excluding thu or
dinary phenomena of common ner
vous disease , intoxication or febrile
Witness then declared that Judge
Porter had applied to him to testify
us an export for the prosecution
Davidge was severe at this point ,
but witness persisted in his statement.
"Yes , " interrupted the prisoner for
the first time , nnd speaking in. un
usually quiet tones , "that is the way
yon get all your witnesses. "
Witness in answer to other ques
tions told Jud 'o Porter lie would bo
glad to appear for the prosecution but
ho had already a settled conviction as
to Guiteau. The prisoner's insanity
was , in his opinion , proved by his pub
lished writings and the expression o
hia face. Moreover , ho had eonio to
this conclusion prior to the examina
tion of Guiteau by reading what was
said in public prints , by his utter
ances and conduct in j > U1 and court.
The bodily health of the prisoner ap
peared indill'urent , but tlio witness did
i.ot pay much attention to the
condition of his skin. His
head was healthy externally ; there
was a little eruption , but nothing to
bo called disease , The head was un
even in shape , but ho expressed no
opinion on that point because ho re
garded phrenology as charlatanism.
Guiteau said ho iiad no objection to
the president personally but hu was in
the hauds of Blaine. "Why did you
not remove Blaine ? " asked the wit
ness. "Oh , " was Guiteau'H answer ,
excitedly , "that would have done no
good. A Hlaino man would have
stepped in his shoos and Arthur wuuld
not have been president and
cemented the republican party
together again , " Guiteau then bo-
camn violently excited about thu
course of the trial , and shouted that
the prosecution was hacking him un
mercifully and unjustly by raking up
his past record , Conversation ran
f\ In this strain some tune , and nt
last Guiteau exclaimed that America
would never see him sacrificed , and
ho intended to go Europe for three
months after his acquittal , nnd return
and make a great deal of money by
lecturing. This , remarked the witness ,
WAS sure indication of unsoundness of
mind , Ho regarded the prisoner as a.
third-rate shyster. Ho displayed n
certain amount of judgment , nnd
parried some questions while answer
ing others freely. Since Guiteau be
came a lawyer , ho , in witness'
opinion , had been conscious of result
ot ordiniry criminal acts.
Prisoner excidodly Yes , but remember -
member I have not been n lawyer for
live or six years. Ask him if 1 was
responsible on the 2nd of July last ;
that's the point now.
Davidgo endeavored to puzzle wit
ness on the definition of insanity and
the meaning of the term "morbid
projects , " but his questions wore
answered with preat adroitness. The
shooting of Gnrfiold , witness declared ,
was prompted by delusive opinions on
"Might it not result from depravity
of t ho heart ? " solemnly asked Davidgo.
The prisoner jumped up quickly and
shouted , "There is nothing depraved
about this case und you have no right
to use the word. Thoru is nothing in
my cecord that indicates dupr.ivity.
I have always been a chrislinn except
whun 1 committed adultery to get u
divorce , and this talk is absolutely a
liu nnd you know it. "
Thu Court , Keep quiet.
Prisoner cannot keep quiet while
this is going on. I have been criti
cised for interrupting , nnd I nm told
that I am doing thu cose harm. I
want to say now ( pounding the table ,
his face flushed ) that I am not afraid
to hang if it's the Almighty's will that
I should go to the scaffold , but I believe
liovo thorn will bo a special act of God
to thunder this court out the windows
to prevent my conviction of murder.
Guiteau was with thu greatest diffi
culty quieted , and a recess wns then
Court was resumed at li : 0 , and
when thu prisoner wus in his place hu
explained ! "There aru good poodle
dle dogs in the newspaper
business , and 1 want to express my
contempt fir those dogs. I am glad
to notice that thu high-toned
conscious press of this nation aru say
ing that it would bo n stain on Amer
ica to hang a man who was in thu
conditi m of mind I was on the 2nd
of July when I was precipitated to
shoot President Garliold. "
"Keep quiet , " ordered the court ,
"All 'right , " said Guiteau , "that's
enough now. "
A gruff man in the audience shouted
out , "lUli ! Shoot him now. "
This created intense excitement and
thu oliicci'3 sought in vain for the
offender. Silence being restored , Dr.
Spitzk. * resumed the aland and was
asked his opinion about mesmerism.
Hu stated tUu 'subjecting jof persons
to motmerism " drd' Tot ' 'afFe t"rfliom"
mentally or physically unless it was
done frequently or for a long time.
Ho thought live out of every ton per
sons wcro susceptible of mesmeric in
fluence. Ho was then questioned
about phrenology and said that the
difference in.thu sides of the human
head was of no consequence unless
very great. There wore certain
cranium formations indicative of moral
monstrosity , but it would bo impoa-
piblu to exactly define such shapes.
Ho thought facial expressions was
nioro to bu relied upon than thu shnpu
of the head in forming opinions as to
insanity. Thu abnormal shape of
Guiteau , the witness thought , and
certain other physicial oviduncua ,
such as his defect in speech , should
convince him that Guiteau was in-
sane. If , said the doctor , the man
had only thu mean facu ho has
I should bay hu had a
depraved mind or was n moral nion-
trosity. Besides , Guiieau has a lop
sided smile and that it is an uffuct of
congenial insanity. IIis tongue also
goes to the loft aide when ho puts it
out , and that's another evidence of tin-
soundness of mind.
At this pjint Dr. Spitx.k.i asked por-
inifsion to sit down , saying ho was
guttering from trouble in his right
heel. "Oh"Baid Mr. D.widge , "it's
your heel , is it ? I thought it wns
higher up. " [ Great laughter 1
The witness was not allowed to sit
lout : , ns Col. Corkhill stated that he
could not see the doctor's face , which
was a great uesjderutum in under
standing his replies , Search was made
for a higher stool , but none could bo
found , and tho. witness had to stand ,
which hu did cheerfully , saying thu
pain in his foot was unimportant when
compared with Corkhill's wishes.
Continuing his testimony , Spitzkn
said hu believed moral insanity oc
casionally existed. Hn thought that
while Guiceau's remarks and conduct
were sometimes logical , there was no
doubt of his insanity.
After Mr. Dividgo put a number of
questions to got Spitzka idea of
sanity or insanity , and the doctor was
quick in his replies , Colonel Corkhill
took up the cross-examination , and
tried to bother thu witness. After
interrogatories reflecting on his per
sonal honor in regard to a case in
which ho was called as an export , ho
said : "I have no objection to answer
ing Huch'questions , but their object
seems to bo to run ino down profes
The prisoner exclaimed : "Ho does
not come hero to be insulted by a little
tle- tramp like you. Ho would not
spit on you outside of the court
This ebullition caused nrippleof ex
Corkhill did not Hccm to notice it
and continued his questions calmly.
"Did you in any article published in
The Medical Journal refer to the ofll-
euro of the prosecution aj narrow-
minded , incompetent officers ? "
"Yos , " said Spitzka.
"To whom did you refer * " was the
"I referred to you , " promptly replied -
plied the witness.
The audience laughed. Corkhill
was unmoved and pressed thu witness
ns to his prejudices in fnvorof the de
Spitzkn , who was getting ft trlilo ex
cited said ( < I monnC to I
, : say , nm nn
honest , unprejudiced witness. "
"Lot ns go homo , " shouted Guiteau
to Corkhill. "It's nearly 3 o'clock. I
will toll President Arthur publicly to
remove you nt onco. You are nn un
mitigated miisixnco. "
The court You have said that be
Prisoner I think , ! want this matter -
tor acted upon nt onco. Corkhill lied
to mo all summer and has showed
himself to be a man of no conscience
Witness stated ho would not have
been in the case only on nccount of
the attachment issued for him.
There was more laughter in court
to-day than over on nny previous day ,
Court nt 51 p. in. adjourned.
The cross-examination of Dr. Spit/
ka will bo resumed to-morrow.
THE CASE GENERALLY
NiMloiml AMucUUti I'rosi *
OPINIONS ANlt CONVICTIONS.
\VASIIIXU-ION , December 12 Thu
immoysion is becoming stronger hero
that the evidence of List week has
convinced many who formerly thought
Guitouu a crank on the subject of no
toriety that the moral depravity of the
prisoner is inn o in accord with hia
general conduct. There yns the usual
crowd of visitors at Ino jail Sunday ,
but only a few visitors were allowed a
glimpsu of the prisoner. Counsel on
both sides are desirous of keeping the
newspapermen from interviewing him.
It was with the greatest difliculty that
n representative of the National Asso
ciated Press obtained admission to him
and a solemn pledge had to bo given
to Warden Crocker that no questions
should be asked or anything done
which savored in the least degree of
nn interview. The assassin was not
found in his cell ; ho had been allowed
to traverse the corridors under
sufficient guard for recreation ,
The warden stated that ho , is laboring
under severe mental excitement , and
that he is liable to break down physi
cally before the trial ends. Gen.
Crocker says his deportment is orderly
and gentlemanly , but that the excit
ing incidents of lost week have un
nerved him. When the writer siw
him ho was rusting uneasily on a
couch in the large cell at the end of
the corridor , on which his oun cull is
situated. He moved uneasily ns the
visitors entered. Not n word was
eaid , but the restless eye of the pris
oner followed every motion and
si'.emed hungering for information
froi'i the outside world. A bible
rested on the sill > of thov qr.itud win
dow , and papers of legal form were
scattered around. Guitoau closed bin
eyes wearily nnd changed his
position sovural timosV riiu jnil phy
sician who saw hi u in thu morning ,
said his digestive organs went out of
order but they , could find no other
symptom * of physical , derangement.
To the' non-professional fmndjCtho ,
of severe mental strain ami an uticori
trollablo fear of an unfavorable result
of thu trial.
The announcement that Scoville
will lecture Wednesday evening has
crealud a flutter of excitement. A
number of people pronounce this stop
not only unknown in the history of n ,
criminal trial , but unprofessional in
the highest decree. Opinion is gen
erally expressed that from all si ns ,
to influence public Hciitimont bcforu
the case goes to the jury is the dcs-
poratu ell'ort to save the neck uf the
assss.nn. Few express nny desire of
listening to the extraordinary dis
courses , while thu conviction prevails
that Guiteau should hang and the
opinion becomes stronger as his de
praved character is fet forth. There
nro certain parties who state that sev
eral member ; ) of the jury boliovu in
religious inspiration and may bj in
clined to favor the prisoner's theory
in the will of the Deity in the re
moval of the late president. The
prisoner is said to bo rustless at
JIK COMMITTKI > rouriKuv.
CmuAno , December 12 , Dr. Seth
Bishop charges the crime of forgery
against Guiieau. It seems that , in
1870 Guiteau forged the name of Dr.
J. W. Doaiio to a release on a west
WASHINOTON , D. CDecombor 12.
The continued indisposition of
Wormloy , the colored juror in the
Guiteau case , tlirentens to seriously
complicate the progress of the trial.
His physicians fear Wormloy will bo
unablu to hu in attendance mueh long
er. Scovillu says ho shall not con
sent to proceeding without n
tull panel. In an interview
Scovill further said that such feeling
of ill-will toward the prisoner was
growing up throughout the country
und that hu didn't ' know but what
it would oo best if something
should happen to put u stop to present
proceedings until public sentiment was
more quiet. Hence , if a juror is
unable to attend to his
duties , the cntio may have
to bo stopped , und thu case
may have to bo begun do novo in thu
March term. Scoville sayn the recent
tone of thu preeH lias been little
butter than offering a pre
mium for the nssination of
Guiteau ; lit least he thinks there has
been enough said about hanging Gni-
toau to the ( 'allows to caimu
deep regret in thu future ,
because hu is uro that if
that und even did occur a post mor
tem examination would show him to
have been insane. Scoville thinks thu
trial will last nt least u month longer.
JoliuV , I'ornoy'a Funeral.
National Asbociatoil Trout.
, December ! ! > . The
funeral of Col. J. W. Forney , which
took plnco thin afternoon , WIIH at
tended by the most remarkable
demonstration of affection and sym
pathy which has been witnessed in
this city for many years , , The caskut
in thosalooi ) parlor wan Hurroiinded
with nn embankment of floral tributes ,
the two mobt elaborate being sent by
John McOullouitli , the uctor , and
John Russell Young. Six thousand
people of both HOEOB and coloru ,
representing nil professions.
passed through the room and
paid their silent homage to the dead ,
and their were fully ns many inoru in
the street. When the hour for clos
ing the casket nrrivcd , many affecting
scenes wore witnessed ns the veterans
who had grown up with the deceased
passed thu biur. General llnnrock , who
stood at the hund of the coflin for
several minutes , was visibly affected.
Among those present from Now York
were John Russell Young , Judge Sher
idan , Hon. J. G. llnhkins and
Michael llnrt. The funeral services
were performed by Hov , Dr. T. L.
Kverett , Methodist , and Dr. K. L.
Magoon , Uaptiit , both intimate
friends. Forty carriages followed tlio
hoarse to West Laurel II ill cemetery
from thu tales of which the cotfui was
borne to the grave by Gen , Hancock ,
Gen. Sickles , Congressman Win. 1) .
IColly , o.x-Congrensiiiim K. U. llnrt ,
ox-SpenkorS.imuol J. Uandallox-Gov.
Andrew G. Ourliii , A. 1C. MeCluro ,
Goo. W. Childa , Dan Dougherty anil
Lewis 0. Caisidy.
Suit Aiiiut the Mil t mil Dillon.
Nntloiml AMOclatcxl I'rctt
NY.w You ic , December 112. V bill
in equity was filed in the ) United
Status circuit court against the
Mutual Union telegraph company to
enjoin that company , together with
its contractors , John G. Moore & Co. ,
and its financial agents , Geo. William
Hallou it Co , , from carrying out their
present scheme of issuing and nulling
the bonds nnd stock of the Mutual
Union telegraph company nt
prices nt which they have
for thu last few monthn been
offered by Ballon & Co. The complainant
plainant 'in the bill is Willinm H
Cameron , of Providence , U. L , who
nllejjoo that ho is the owner of thu
stuck of thu Mutual Union company ,
which hu purchased in good faith , nnd
hu brings suit on buhnlf of himself and
nil stockholders in a like situation.
The bill charges that the Mutinl
Union company have entered into a
fraudulent contract with J. G. Moore
it Co. , under which the company hns
agreed to pay the contractors
in thu-compnny's bonds and stock at
fifty cents or less on thu dollar or at
a rate greatly bulow tlu > fair market
value of thu bonds and the par value
of thu slock , and in proof of this hu
refera to tlio several circulars icMiud
by BalUui iV Co. , in which they oiler
35,000,000 of bonds and § r > ,000,000of
the stock of thu company at thuriitonf
510,000 of bonds and $10,000 of stock
for every eaah paymoiit pf § 10,000. It
i.s charged that t'-iu ' stock EO r.ttumptud
to bo sold is t ) bu considortul full paid
stock , although only u few cents on
the dollar , if anything , will bu re
ceived for it. This ia declared to bu u
fraud on the bomx lido stockholders
and upon the creditors as well an
the public and strictly contr.iry to the
prayer of thu bill. Thu bill is that
the 'Mutual Union ccm.pany , J. G.
Moore it..Co. , and -Ballon & Co. , be
.perpetually eujoinodjiroiii iBRUing or
Boinng'ahy-of tlio" Ijond or * ; stock of
- > a
Nitlunnl Amticlntcil I'rcRS.
IMtOUKKDIMIS IN' T1IK NKKATH.
WASHINGTON , December 12. Mr.
Edmunds introduced n bill to defray
the extraordinary expense consequent
upon thu assault upon thu lute presi
dent of the United States.
Messrs. Sherman , Williams , Cock-
rell , Maxoy , Jonei , Fair , Cook ,
I lump ton , Vest and Ivellogi ; presented
petitions for legislation regulating
Hill , from the committee on privi
leges and oleetioiiB , rcpoi ted back thu
memorials affecting the rights of the
two No tt York soimtoiH , and asked
the committee ho discharged from
further consideration. Their report
went over under thu mice.
Mr. Garland then at 1210 : ! took the
floor , and addressed thu senate on his
tariff commission bill.
Speaker Koifcr Bays ho will not an-
nnuiico the house committees for a
Clerk Mel'hurson has appointed W !
T. Friteh house doorkeeper's clerk ,
and placed Aimer itopu on the sol
The caucus assigned the chairman
ship of the committed on thu revision
of the laws relinquished by Mr. Mc
Millan to Senator Miller , of Califor
Special Iilijatcli to Tin : HKK.
INHl'ANTM" KII.UU ) IV THK I'AIW.
INPIANOI.A , Nub. , December 12 ,
L. F. Duffy , a lending druggist of this
place , wus instiu.ily killed by the cars
in thu yards at Cnlhurtsou lust night ,
his body being completely cut in two.
Ho loavus a wife and two children ,
National AHiodatc < l I'rcfH.
nn OIIISON nun.
I'lTTHiii'iuJ , December 12.John
Connolly , thu twelfth victim of thu
Gibson litiition fire , died this morning.
Thu coroner's jury was convened to
day , but aftur hearing one witness who
flhcd no li 'ht on the case adjourned
until Thursday next. Martin Joyce ,
thu contractor for the work the men
were performing , insists that oil W.IH
used to kindle the lire in thu stove
and that this was the cnuxu of the dis
aster. The wounded are nil doing
well with thu exception of Michael
Laffurty , who will probably die to-day.
FKI.Ii AOAINST A HAW.
ATMNTA , Ga. , December 12.
John Brown , nted ; 18 , fell ngninst u
saw nt Itarnutt'H saw mill near Dora-
villu , Saturday , and was HO badly cut
( hat hu died Saturday night.
National Awoclatoil Pn- .
DJITUOIT , December 12 , Hon.
Henry G. Kinith , nx-mayor of Grand
ltjpidn , and candidate for governor
on thu greenback ticket in 1878 , died
to-day at Grand Hapids ,
LouUvillo Boor Mou <
Natloml A * oclatul I'ruun.
LOUIHVII.LK , December 12. The
brewers of this city have organi/.ed
and connected themselveH with the
United States Brewers' association.
FOREIGN INTELLIGENCE ,
How Alexander II , Was Killed
by the Nihilists ,
Ono of Thorn Turns State's Rvi-
deuce and Narrates the
Aan Result , a Nuuibor of Ofll-
cinls are Exiled for i
luiproaaivo Punornl itavvico of
the Victims of the Viouna
MlnoollnnoiHii News Tlmt C.tmo
Over tlin Onblu.
National Avtnilntcil I'mvi.
TIIK NIHILIST TI11A1.S.
ST. I'irrnitsiiMiii , DuuiMiibcr 12.
Extraordinary testimony wan intro
duced to prove that ( ho nssnsMiiation
of Alexander II , WHS the result of the
negllgutico ollicinl duty by M. lloovin-
sky , police Chieftain , and Cotisollu-
vars Xrtglelf nnd TurssolV.
who \yero convicted and
exiled to Siberia Saturday. KmiHtiolf
a nihilist , turned ntatu's evidence and
told that thoru wuro four eoimpiru-
torH , hu being one , who , on March 111 ,
posted themselves on the quny of thu
canal an the cznr wan to drive ) by
thoru on his way to thu palaee. They
met no policemen am1 arranged
themselves fifteen paces apart , each
with a bomb on his person. Thelir.it
threw his bomb without fatal effect ;
then the second throw the fatal bomb.
Kmilinotf WIIH thu third. Hu saw
the bomb explodu under thu
Czar's foot and saw him fattally
wounded and all bloody. Knowing
tlio work was done , hu rushed to the
emperor us one of thu people , looked
thu c ir in thu face , and saw hu was
dying , * caught him in his arm , and
held him until help came. All this
timu I'hiitliiioff had his bomb
under his right arm. No policeman
was in night all ( his timu and it was
iwsy fur Kmilinoir to do an hu did
without attracting suspicion that , hu
was not onu of thojpeoplo. "Did you , "
asked the accusorH , "huvo the bomb
then and fhuru1 ? "Yes , " nusivuicd
Kiiillinnif. "It was 1 who WIIH
first to assist the emperor
in getting into a tdudgu. Nonu uf
your police hounds diired t como
near him until 1 took him in my anna.
When wo hud seen the emperor driven
off and expiring , wo returned to our
lodging , congratulating durnulvos on
tho'days' work. "
' Thexzar.lias , discovered that the
, pnfSomvv'h'6'h"a9pl'ac'6d .tliblhroatoning
iatbrtTu5PM3 wjnWSBitri9K5 ) !
prayer book is a wonw'iM/ho hWbocii
in the service of the empress eight
years. All persons passing Ga'-
cliinia are searched. A man has
been placed on every train to
watch for letters placed in mail boxen.
All passports are taken from travelers
coming to Utissia at the frontier , and
they are sent straight to the place
mentioned as the end of their journey !
NtJ.M IIIMl OK VICTIMS.
VIENNA , December 12 , the ntate
funeral procession of thu victims of
the liini ! theatre lire , that wan to
have taken place yesterday , was aban
doned in cons'ineiicii | of ihu fear that
the uxiispciation of the public would
lead to an unseemly demonstration
and under orders from thu town coun
cil hodiui were privatuly convoyed to
the cemetery , whore the publio obse
quies will bo held to-day in great stato.
Thu list of missing is now reduced
to ! )17 ) and thu number of bodies re-
coveted -170 , of which only 125 have
heen identified , Public indignation
It ib found upon investigation that
thu mon who had charge of thu liie
ho.su were occupied as scene shift-
01 H ; that the gas man also
acted IIH general Limp lighter ,
and the pursnn who had eharau of thu
iron curtain was absent from his post ,
while the door-keys of the various
outlets woru in the possession of vari
ous cloak room attendants. It is
slated that thu firumen , in breaking
open onu of the locked door.- * ,
found twenty-fivu bodies , thu vic
tims having groped thuir way right
only to find thu door too
strong to bu forced. It is alleged that
a majority of thn victims could have
been rescued bur. for the assumption
of the policu and firemen tlmtthu pro-
plu in thu galleries had escaped. Thu
evidence of those rescued shows
that during thu hideous struggle
of over half nn hour inniJo
the burning building the firemen did
nothiiiL' , and that oven whim thu vie-
timi wuru'aiipualing to thu policu and
firemen , tolling them of thu struggle
goiiitf on inside , thuir appeals were
received IIH incredulous , and they wu e
told to wait and all would bu saved.
YIKNNA , December 11. A hirgu
number of interments of the identified
dead from thu Iting thuativ niiim took
place to-day , Moot of thu buried to
day when living wuro Catholics and
thoru was onu general requiem mass
tiiid for thu souls in St. Stephcn'u
cathedral. To this splendid church
by arrangement all thesn dead wuru
carried and thu congregation assembled
wuu on that account almost entirely
ono of mourners. Perhaps never in
modern times have thoru gathered at
oiu | time under onu roof HO many
broken hearted and weupiiiginoiirnurH ,
Thu scunu was affecting beyond de
scription , Outside the church were
Ihu funural conveyances for the
inoiirnoru of each onu of the dead and
after services each huiirsu received its
corpse and the scoreu of funural pro
cessions started on their jour
ney through the street densely
packed with people silent
and only less mournful than the
stricken lives driven by. The govern-
ment is doing all in its power to dis
play sympathy and quiet the excited
townsouplu. | At St. Stephen's cathe
dral by the royal order tlio choir that
rendered the funeral chants was coin-
pot od of the imperial court artisU and
at times the singers were so affected
that they wuro unable to proceed and
at such intervals thu only audible
sounds woru those of Weeping and
agonizing nebs , Service wan attended
by the crown prince , the arch-dukes ,
the ninhnMiulorn , most of the reichs-
rath and nil the higher clerpy. Arch-
h'shop Angorer officiated nnd showed
m .eh emotion. No sermon was de
livered , ns it wns deemed be
yond nny man's power to ad
dress anch a vast congregation ,
TO SKA IN A 11AI.LOON. v .
LONIION , December 12. Thowcs-
cipcd balloon , which got away from
Driducport yeiturdav andwent , , ( Hit to
ca , carryini ? Mr. Wnlttr'PowollJ' ' ! .
P. t'or Mulinesbiirg , Is believed to
h.ivu gone down about , tn'o miles out ,
and the sea ia being dragged ,
Ml. CAllVltll IIUATKN.
LONDON , December I'J.-'Tlio Car
ver Gulden mulch was shot to-day ,
Gordon wlnniuir , killing (17 ( out of 100
to O.irver'rt 111. Thu terms were that
Curvcr was to shoot at ill yavdi rise
and Gor.lon wat to IIHO only ono hand
and stand at 'J4 yiirdt tine.
N.ttlonnl AMorlntcil I'riw.
A 1101,11 mnmi.AiiY.
OiuuAoo , December 12. Investiga
tion into the c.iuse of thu fire which
recently destroyed thu extensive farm
machinery warehouse of D. M. Os-
bornu t Co. brings to light some start
ling developments. It appears that
I ho lire had been started by burglars ,
uithur by accident or intentionally ,
aftur they had broken into the vault
of thu concern. Chief Sweonie exam
ined the ollico ' 'cry closely and was
greatly puswled to know just how the
tire miumged to start there , as there
was nothinu of a combustible nature
in it , and hu could not seu what there
was to burn. He said to Mnrnhal Conway -
way thatpurhnp9 | burglars were at work
and directed him to wait there
until the vault was eool nnd then have
it opened in his own prcsiince. His
orders wuro carried out and the sur-
misu of thu marshal proved to ba cor
rect. The iron doom wi-ru pried
open and a Inrgu hole found bored in
the brick floor. The floor of thu
vault ru.-its on the main floor of thu
building on iron uirdura and cement ,
mid thu burglars had guine.d entrance
thiongh thu biisument. They then
dug uway enough of the brick floor of
the vault to allow a man to como in
to it with ease , and thevi prrceedcd to
clean it out. in a thor iiigh nianni'r.
They helped themselves to sv , couple
of thousand d > llarn in caahj about
§ 1,000 in bonds and a quantity of
valuable paper and then lit oVit. The
thooiy of Chief Tire Mnr&lml Swonio
.is Unit thu thieves throw a lamp nwny
carelessly and uot lire to the building.
and its consequences untailed a total
loss of JJItOO.O 0 , about as largo a loss
from onu burglary as has ever been
known in Chicago.
AN ITALIAN MUUllKltKU.
SAN FUANOI.SCO , December 12. A
shocking double murder occurred last
night in u final ! cabin in t'isita'iin '
Valley. An Tluliiui g.uduiur killed
his sister and her lover and MjriiH-n'y
wounded his mother. Thu 111:111 : viaa
stabbed twenty times. The nuuderer
i.i about 23 yearn old.
A VOUIj MlMtDKIl.
Di-.Tiiorr , Mich , 12 - A Lexington
Hpuuinl to Thu Evening Nowusiiys ( hat
' ; ast. Saturday u paity of hunters two
nilcs from Atnador , Samilac county ,
, 'ound thu body uf a nmn who had
heou foully miirduicd. His nkull hud
been smashed nnd his thioat cut and
ilher terrible wounds inflected. The
wuru identified 'us UIOKO of
onu Phillip ? , a wealthy block drover ,
from Allentoti , Jotvn , who had been
iloing busi'iicFs in this nialu for several
mouths past. Ono of the party who
'juiid him , J. W. Dixon , of Hidgo-
, ' , 'ny , Mich. , acted no suspiciously t1 at
Jio was arrested and yesterday liied to
commit suicide in prison Dixon had
been well acquainted with Phillips
ind in his company much of the time.
NO I'UUTIIKK TUOU1ILK.
NAHIIVIM.K , December 12 , The
VortrecH-Smith affair has provoked
ID further bloodshed. An iintici-
jutod meeting between Mr. Virtrccs
und Speaker Moipuu hut-not occurred ,
ind it is tautily cgreed no demonstra
tions will now bu mud .
INDIANAPOLIS , December 12.--The
ivholeHul" grosery homo of Stout. &
Son was totally wrecked yuili-rday
ind nothing of the building in now
' 'landing save thu foundation. Dining
thu night a defective fluu communica
ted firii to tliii timber * Bitpportitig the
third and fourth ilnoiB und , these
giving way , thu building collapsed ,
thu front falling outward und thu roof
and upper floors crashing through thu
second and burying everything in onu
mincelliiiieoiis wreck. The first inti
mation of danger was thu fall of thu
building , which oucuirud about 7
o'clock , uiul thu cutimutud dainauo on
it aloirti is Slft.OCO.
On. Crrv , ! ' . , December 12. My a
collision of cars in Ilardscrabbl coal
mine , yesterday , S Suihort was crush
ed to death.
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N.llonal Abnoclatnl I'rva ,
LOUISVILI.I' , Decomlorl2. ) The first
annual exhibition of thu southern
poultry breeders' association begun at
Liedui'kruiix hall to-night. Entries
were made and delegates present from
nearly ovury state in the union. The
exhibition will continue all thu week.
The national game tccdora' association
also hold an exhibition in the same
National Associated 1'reta.
WAHIIIKMTOX , December 12. Gen.
K. M. Uabbitt , formerly of the United
States army , died yesterday at For
tress Monroe ,
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