Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, March 08, 1883, Image 1
THE OMAHA -DAILY BEE. > * , J TWELFTH YEAR. OMAHA NEB THURSDAY MORNING MARCH 8 1883 i iH A STAR PERFORM EH. JTho Debut of Congressman ford on tlio Exported 8tae ; , Realistic Sketch by the " Red-Hatred Rooster of the Hookies. " The Court Fines Him For Contempt- , and Pope Bob Passes in His Check , Dorsoy Endeavors to Becute Sympathy by Addressing the Country. A Varloty of General Newa From the National Capital. THF STAR ROUTE TRIAL. Special Dlspitch to Tun BM. CONGRESSMAN IIBLFOKD FINED FOR CON- TtMIT. WASHINGTON , March 7 The star route trial was roaauud this morn ing , The defense begin 'by. put ting Oonqrossinan Balford , of Colorado , on the stand. The subject of the missing letter came up. Belford initiated the letter or copy be put in evidence. Ho did not Intend to bo snppresaod. They wore going to examine him about it and ho wanted to road it. The prosecution were unable to find the original letter and a copy waa Introduced which wit ness was permitted to read. It was a letter for an Increase of one of Col orado's routes , signed by the chief justice of the state and many promi nent state officials. Witness said the letter had been written by his clerk and signed by himself. Belford was then directed to stand aside. He ap peared to be somewhat agitated , took his hat np and walk over the counsels' table. Turning to the court , he said with mnoh feeling , "Your honor I wish to ask the indulgence of the court and the courtesy of the bar to make a personal statement In regard to the charge affecting my honor. " Merrlok immediately rose and said It wan at his suggestion the record In regardto Belford had been modified. If witness had any statement to make to the oenntry ho could make it , but cer tainly the proceedings cf a court of justice ought not to be interfered with by allowing a wltneaa who hap pened to bo a member of the bar , to step from the witness stand to the counsel table and state to the jury and court what , aa a witness , ho had not been allowed to etato. Ho felt bound to resist It no a matter of justice to the court , the ounce and order. "Givoine the poor privilege , " plead Belford , "of making a statement. " "Thla Is not a pa olio meeting , 're plied the court ; " re are tryingaoase. " "I state befoie the -living God , " aid Belford sohmnly and Indlgaantly "that I never sw sueh clwck. " court room , but WM .commanding voice of tbe judge , whc angrily exclaimed , "Gome here air ; bring Mr. Belford here. ' 1 Belford returning , the court inquir ed what he said and Belford repeated It with emphasis. "This is contempt of court , " ex claimed his honor ; "and the court Imposes a tine of $100 and yon stand committed until it Is paid. " "I will pay $500" retorted Belford defiantly , "but no man shall ruin mj character. " "This ia a degree of Impudence and Insolence which the court will no ! permit to take place in its presence , ' Indignantly exclaimed his honor. Carpenter Inquired whether the court had jurisdiction to Impose i fine without issuing a rule to shov cause. "Certainly It has , " replied th < judge ; "It Is disorder which the courl can take notice immediately. " Ingeraoll asked permission , in thi interest of peace , to say a word abou Bedford's feelings on the subject Under all circumstances , rocollecttnj thai there was about as , mnch humai nature In people as there was ii courts , would it not ba better for th court to let the fine go ? He did no think Belford meant any insult to th court , but he had so mnch fooling 01 the subject that there might be some thing pardonable In the natural Indlf nation of the man whose fair fam had been assaulted. Ho ( Ingorsol ! thought his honor , under the circuit stances would have gone as far t least. "Yon have no right to use the com as an Illustration , " Interrupted Judg Wyllo , severely. Ingersoll begged pardon , and too himself as an Illustration. He kne that under certain circumstances h would go beyond the bonds of propr fi oty. lie thought everybody wouli ' * * aud asked the court to take all tl circumstances Into consideration. ' Merrlck said from what he hoard t i' the recess ho waa looking for son ouch statement aa lias been made , Balford had wanted to exaot aj fi vindication ho would not have boi satisfied with making the atateine ho did , but would have asked for tl bock which would reply to all th waa said here. If the court wo formally Into the oubject ho flhou Ilka to know what paa&ad during i coaa , Ingersoll declared ho had not so Belford during the rocosa. Divldge added he had not soon h until his return to the court. "As to the chock book , " said D < idgn , "tho government will got enou of it before the o io is through. " "Belford's action waa ono natu to any man of honor , When ho turned to the court room he ( D Idge ) had Been Belford , and of con the fact had been reported by ' government spies , who had even ' counsel under constant esplona What passed between them waa s ! ply this : Belford told himhe 1 erred t5 jean before the bar and ended to request the court to allow aim to make a slntouinnt. " The court Bald Bolfjrd had occupied a place of o nccqaonce baforo the country many yearn. ( Ualford amo , but the court hastily bnda him to bo seated , unying ho was not addressing him. ) The court prccocded to review Rordell's testimony , and said Belford could not but know that his proposed explanation could not bo allowed. Ho therefore declined to remit the lino. "Will the clerk accept my check for the amount ) " inquired Ingoraoll. "Oh certainly , " replied the court. gjlngeriioll , turning to Belford , "yon can go , I believe. " Belford Immediately quitted the court. "Your honor ruled In MoVcagh'a case that a lawyer waa a bnd witness , " growled Carpenter. "That was an exprcnslon of opinion , not a ruling , " rejoined the court. Business won resumed. Secretary Teller was oillod ! to the stand. XELo testified that whllo In the senate ho frequently called npon Brady to cocnro an Incrcaao or oxpoditlon of mail routes of Colorado. Never wont except - cept to further petitions of which ho received a largo number. Ho had complained frequently that the postal facilities did not keep 'paco with the development of the country and its immigration ; told Brady ho thought wherever there was a settlement of twenty people they were entitled to their mall ; should not have asked to hare mall expedited If ho had not bo lloved It to bo a publ'o requirement. Witness describe 1 the Increase of a Bottlomant , population and railroads since 1878 Ingersoll asfcoi if undue mail facil ities had been granted Colorado. Prosecution objected. The court re fused to allow the Inquiry ; it was too vague ; men had dilldront opinions ; some persons would run a mail route to the north pole at a apeed of seven milts an hour. Corresponding Clerk Olcott , of the second assistant postmaster general's offiae , testified that certain papers called for were not in his possession Thereupon the old struggle over pa pers were renewed. The court said the defense did not seem to have asod , diligence. If they showed they had been refused access to tbe files , then the court would seek to aid them ; if the court was convinced that the defense , could not gain access to papers , then the court would bring the cue to a stand still. Adjourned. A GAUD VHOM DOBSBY. Ex-Senator Dorsey furnishes the following card : "To Tun COUNTKY : Rerdell teati fied that I gave J. B , Balford a check for $2,000 ; that the charge appeared npon the books which he kept. I nevtr gave Balfcrd a chock for ono cent , and there never waa a transaction of any kind , name or nature between BoHord and myself. No such charge appears In any book of mine : no such chock was over glvan ; no person acting for Belford or me ovoi transacted btuineas involving one cant. The whole story Is & vile ; vicious , cowardly falsehood , without a glimmer of truth npon which" to build a mountain of , perjury. I say thli mu'ab. aii this time tor the reason thai " ' . ' " * * fflf te day W 4 jp , a > a ni ta rXaJ < fl UWta worn "the Mme's&Btl from which Rerdell uttered his false' Hood STEPHEN W. DORSET. " CAPITOL NOTES. Special Dispatches to Tui lira. SUING A BONDSMAN. WASHINGTON , March 7- Proceed ings have been taken in the police court against Elward Davlln , bonds man for Henry A. Bowen , to coiled $1,000 , Bowen'a forfeited bonds , t < appear as witness in the jury briber ] caae. WORK FOR OLKB'KS It Is estimated by the sixth audlto : of the treasury that the Increasec work Imposed on his office by the recent cent petal legislation is sufficient It amount to give constant employmen to 40 more clerks ; 22 clerks will bi needed to do the work arlblng fron the new money order system alone. RESERVATION SQUATTERS The interior department waa in formed this afternoon that about 201 settlers recently Invaded that part o the Slonx Indian reservation whiol lies oaat of the Missouri river , put u ] shanties there ; that thousands of othe Bottlers are preparing to follow. Ni action has been taken by the depart ment , but the intruders will bo ordet ed off. A DELEGATION OF ORIPfKWA INDIANS from Minnesota arrived for the pni pose of making complaint to the sc > crotary of the interior in regard t ) unauthorized cutting ef timber b ; whtto men on their reservation. A DONATION TO DAVIS. Ex-Senator Davis waa to day prc Bonted with a solid silver pitcher an goblota as a token of esteem by th clerks in the office of the secretary e the senate. The presentation ac dress waa made by Shobor , acting noi rotary of the senate , In the present of the douera. In was responded < Mr. Davis in terms of grateful apprc elation. THE MALAGASY AMBASSADORS , after being formally presented to tl president to-day , called at the sta < department and had an Informal ir torvlow with the secretary of etat The treaty In regard to which a stat ment haa been published , that tl commissioners wonld consider at ratify It during their etay hero , w niado In 1880 and ratified by the BO to In 1881. The only remaining fc mallty la the exchange 'of ratlficitlo by representatives of the rospcctl in governments , which will take place Madagascar , GLOOMY REl'ORTS FROM BRITAIN. The statistical agent of the depa : v- of agriculture in London , rope : vh ; contlntod rains and Hoods , doing gr < Injury to the wheat crop , and glooi ale apprehensions of the worst failure I o- years , The area la reduced , and me resowing will be necessary. There a'so much alarm at the spread of I he foot and mouth disease among otttl he Local fairs throughout Great Briti ; e. have been closed by orders of 1 e.m - council , to prevent movement * fr mad Scotland to Ireland until the Slit March. THE UNION PACIFIC , Annual Meeting and Election of Directors in Now York , The Earnings and Expenses of the Company and the Diwy. Special Dispatch to Tui Bit. NEW YORK , March. 7. The animal mooting of the stockholders of the Union J'aclfio railroad warf hold to day. The report of the president shows the gross earn in pa of the past year to Imvo been $22,823,884 ; ooor- atlng expenses and repairs , $10 277- 04 ! ) ; BUrplas earnings$12,000,834 ; intercut and dlvldondn collected on In vested Bccuritloa. $2.211,0119 ; total surplus carnlugo , $14,307(034. The following vroro olcotod directors for the ensuing year : Sidney Dillon , Ellsh * Atkins , F. Gordon Dai tor , Frederick L. Amos , Ezra A. Baker , Jay Gould , Ituanoll Sago , Solon Hum phrey , David DJWB , Greenville M. Doduo , Augnatus Scholl , 8. H. H. Clark , John Sharp , Charles Francis Adams , Jr , The dirootors declared a dividend of 12 per cent , payable April 2. The transfer books olcoo March 13 , and re open April 2. THE DEMOCRATIC OUTLOOK. Indiana Will Have Her Favorite Son In the Next National Convention. ' St. I/ml ) Pott-Dltp&tch. Mr. Austin H. Brown , IndUna member of the national democratic committee , who was In the olty to-day , wai overhauled by a Post-Dispatch re porter , and the following important political outlook WM shadowed forth : "Yea , " said Mr. Brown , "we ahall hare a stiff and healthy fight noxtyeai for the White House , but we are now In better fighting trim than ever be fore slnco 1876 , when we won and loat. Oar men In oongreu have been tem perate and sensible , not obstructing tariff legislation , anil not making thomeelres fools enough to force an extra session of the house. " "Will not the passage of the tariff bill curtail the democratic Issues ? ' "Not a bit , in my judgment. The relief it affords will be Insignificant compared with the relief it should af ford. The rebates are unequally dis tributed , so mnch to , indeed , that , whore you will find ono man satlslidd , you will find twenty quite the reverse. The democracy , by the jadicloue ohoico of a opoakcr und a caretal ses sion of the next congress , can force an issue that will capture the disgruntled elements of the radical camp , and roach a splendid fighting position. " ' How about candidates ? " "Well , you know that is vorj problematical. Up to this time I have regarded Gor. Cleveland , of New York , a very powerful bidder for thi nomination , but I see that ho hai aroused the eastern press because ol his veto of the legislative bill to re dooe ratea on the elevated railroads H took tk BotlUea that the com ie had"veatl right * wfekih thin iture could not tofleh. , He has no donbt , Injured himself by this ii a popular sense , because a man will half an eye can. see that the part ; which expects to win in 1884 mua gnard against all expresaion of aym pathy with corporations and monopo lies " "But Indiana has material ? " "Yes , and I've no donbt the nomln atlon will come west. Mr. Hendrlck still has aspirations. He get around now , but there seems to b doubts whether ho fill altogether re cover from his late attack. * But w don't want any repetition of th scenes between the jarring faction like we had at Cincinnati in 1880 , an so we have concluded to press n special candidate from our state o ; the democracy of the country. Wewll make no demands. 83 far as Indian la concerned , the national dem ooraoy will bo left to make their ow unbiased choice. We have a moi available man In Mr. McDonald , re speotad in all parts of the country When the proper time comes , if tb convention should think him entitle to the great distinction , wo shall ac oopt the honor gratefully and 30 In fc success. This , you will underatand , I rather a new position to bo taken by atato which has a candidate who hi been so prominently and favorabl mentioned. But it will secure hai mony In our ranks , will relieve lobbh of a great crowd of retainers , and pr < dnce a good effect , I believe , on tb convention. The Cougar Swoons. A Lafayette , Ind , special to 1 } Chicago Tribune says : Great oxcit ment occurred In tho" circuit con Monday afternoon during the progre of the Oougar damage suit. Hlra Ohasp , a prominent attorney , awltne for plaintiff , had testified that h reputation for chastity wou gooi Defendant's attorney asked .him if wai not a fact that Mrs. Gongai reputation had been badly tmirchi the laat year. Before chase niado response to the question MM. Goug gave it loud hiss , distinct heard throughout the court rooi All eyes were turned toward he Djfondant'a attorney requested Jud Sould to commit her for contomi but before the court took action Mi Gougw , now greatly excited , pick up bur cloak , Baying eho could not i n main in the court room , and start out of the door As she entered t hallway aho gave several plorol tts Bcroams and fell , being complete ts overcame. Her husband and othi atF carried her Into an adjoining offi > F when physicians wore summoned a or administered quieting opiates , a 3h soon after she was conveyed homo is a carriage , and is to-night under tre bo ment. Mrs. Goagar , physically , Is i o.In very strong , bat she has been In constant attendance upon the ca lie which hai been progressing aii im January 22. Bwldea , she has c of tinned to tdlt her paper. Daring iaUml from Saturday soon she 1 boon constantly employed in writing , and this labor , nddol to the flrain and excitement tf the trial , has boon too much for her. Her action this after noon crmtod mnoh excitement in court. When i > he brgnn to scream a general atnmpedo to f oo what the m t- ter was vonld have followed had not thoballiin promptly shnt the doors. It in not probablu aho will be able to appear for f omo dny . Dnmoorftto- Special Dlipatch t ) Tin Hi : * . DETROIT , March 7. The democratic state convention thu afternoon nom inated John W. Ohamplln , of Grand Rapids , for judge of the supreme court , long term ; Arthur L. Clark , of Sinilao county , regent cf the state university. The nomination for jndgu for the abort term and second regent was left for the groenbackors , who moot to-morrow and formally Invited to unlto with the democrats on a baits cf such joint ticket. Resolutions were passed demanding a tariff for revenue only , deprecating the folly of inaction of congress in the matter ci the much needed reform legislation. BabUiIng nn International Baby. Special Dispatch to Tin lln. MONTEREY , Mexico , March 7. Ex- President Diaz and Senor Rrjbio and wives , and Bishop Nonvo Leo and n numerous suite , Kfc Laredo to-day foi Monterey on a special train. At Rodriqucz the party wore mot bye epoolal train from Monterey , having on board Generals Trovlno and L ( ran jo , Mrs. Trevluo , daughter ot General Ord , and an International baby , whoso christening is the ostensible causa ol this brilliant assemblage at Monterey. At Lomp&Bsos halt was ma.de and the majority of the party drove to Ihu house of General Naranjo and dined. At Now Laredo troops were drawn np to receive the ox-president , ' and troops were also at Monterey. The' reception at Monterey could not be carried out on the scale planned , beeaose of the lateness of the hour of arrival. Bet a- BpecUl Dispatch to Tni UIB. LmBB ROCK , March 7. At half past 8 to-night the ewt bound train on the Little Rook & Fort Smith rail road was boarded by 40 men , two mile * west of Mulberry Station , Crawford county , and 140 miles west of Little Rook. They ordered 'the ' passengers to throw up their hands , and began firing pistols. Conductor John Olin was In the rear car and waa fatally shot. The robbera rushed fet the onglne , but before reaching it En gineer Rogers pulled out and ore- vented the robbery. Brakcinan Lester - tor was also shot daring the filing. The robbora jumped off after tho' train wax In motion. SuperintondontHart- man offers $5,000 reward for the cap tnro of thu robbers. * 1io Mutual Cut , < p d l Dispatch to Tm Bn. CHICAGO , Maroij The Mntnr Union will to-mopow petitloa thi United States ciro&tt court that thi city be compelled 'to reoo&strnqt thi company's wires , with' the grlyilegi of afterwards coning into , eofiirt am showing the compaBy'a frawfeine hat expired and theeitjr kaa.rlfktitore more the * . ' Tk KM n th < tUe part of the MijualUnirr'.iOVMw npon the decision of the court ten dered yesterday in the prayer for w injunction. Murder and Rape- Special Dispatch to Tun B WACO , Tex. , March 7. A fame named Lauda , a new settler from Wis consln , living about thirty miles fron here , was killed by a young desper ado named Vardell , during a done given at Linda's house. Ono of hi daughters was induced to take a wall with Yardoll , and at a abort diatano from the honao was brutally outrage by him. The girl's father anpearei on the scene and was shot by Yardel ! who then made his escape. Aa Important DecUion , Special Dispatch to tun Cur. CLINTON , III. , March 7. An im portant case was decided to-day in th United States circuit court. John J Knor , of California , sustained a lot of about $5,000 on a large cargo c wool which he had during the grot flood of 1881. Knox commenced suit agalnat the Wabaab. The cat was removed to the United States cli cait court , thn trial reanlting In a voi diet of $5,252 for Knox in damages. Nevada No Good- Special Dispatch to TUB Un. CHICAGO , March 7. The Tribnn says : Fair , the democratic Unite States senator from Nevada , is as ba an absentno aa waa Sharon , his predi owner. Nevada IB not an honor to th United atates and her "Bonanzt sonatorn nro not an honor to the sta or the United States , but on tbo coi trary Nevada ia a rotten borough eta which should bo annexed either ' California or Utuh. It Is dimlnishli In population and wealth while it Increasing In corruption. ' Big Blow. Special Dispatch to Till U . 8 MONTREAL , March , 7 The snc 8d 8a fall yesterday and last i ight WJB it a heaviest of the neasori , fi\ru \ foot. TJ iry atorm around Qaoboo was the wo rot y the coaaon. 'I'raina everywhere a i.r. . delayed. Wiggins Bays the otorm w r. merely an arm of the great tempo ; [ 0 The professor cannot get to Hall fa t , the railways baing blockaded. T s , storlco of wrecks with some Iocs of 11 id uro being recolvod. B- Bid Capture of a Noted Thief. 10 Special Dispatch to Tin Ilia. 10g ! NEW YORK , March 7. George Ci iy BOU , alias Iloywood , a notorious ba rs thief , has boon arrested , charged wi 9 , larceny of $70,000 worth of rallro id bonds from the oflico of the Gnaranl id safe deposit company of Philadelph In it- Oxunriag tti President. itot 9p ctal Dli pitch to Tallin. NEW YOIIK , March 7. At a me 10 , Ing of the civil service reform auo < ice tion. Uoorge William Curtis offers resolution , which ww adopted , agal h the course of President Arthur In raovlog Naval Officer Bart. THE OLD WORLD. Tin Irish Invmoiblos at Homo antl Abroad , Another Ghar o Against Byrne The Scotch brofters A B.lioua Diet , FRANCE- SoocliI Dlipitihti to Tux Itrr PAULS , Mch 7. The decision in the case of Frank Bvrno was post poned , that papers on the way from Ireland justifying the demand for extradition - tradition may bo considered. The proouronr informed Byrne that the charge in connection with the Phco-.ilx park murders were withdrawn , but anew now charge , that of complicity In the attempted murder of Juror Field and Judge Luraou. had boon preferred ngiluHt him The procureur received Ute yesterday tpntlmony from James Onroy's brother Peter , showing that Byrne attended n mooting of the In- vlucibloa In Dnbllu In August , 1882 , at which Brady , Mullett and Oaroy wi'ro also pretont. Byrne profoecos total Ignorance of the dolngn of the "Invlcclbloa , " and nays ho never mot Pater Carey , Brady or Mullet. Byrne has retuood a sab- tcrlptlon raised by Jnstln McCarthy , saying ho wanted thn money to go to the relief of mitcry In Ireland. Clouioncoau is siff rlng from Infla- oizand gastric dorangomout. Ho broke a small blood vestal in the chamber of deputies yoatuiday. ENGLAND. Special Dlipatcb to Tin Hid. LONDON , March 7 It Is ascertain ed there Is no foundation whatever for the statement that Parnell Intends to reaign his seat in parliament and proceed to America in the event of his land reform bill being rejected. Bill preventing shooting of trapped pigeons passed to its second reading in the commons , 195 to 40. I At a mooting in behalf of Scotch Crofters , in Exeter hall , Samuel Waddy , member of parliament for Edinbnrg , condemned the ousting of diligent population for the convenience of a few English lordllngs nnd Ameri can millionaires. Oiptaln O'Shoa wrltoi The Duly News defending Parnoll against For- stor's attack in the commons. Ho aava that Immediately itftor the 1'hcu nix park murders Pi\rnoll drew up an ndrireas announcing hln retirement from political lifo , and waa pro\ ailed on by bin friends only with great diiliouliy to alter his mind. A FOUNDEIIED HTEAMIIU. LONDON , March 7. NOWB ban just beou received that the British steamer Gloucester City , wliinh luft Bristol , February 8 , for Now York , foundered on Fdbnurv 23 , iu latitude 44 north , longitude 52 west. The crow wni rescued and landed at Havre. A BUSTED IHUTON. ( . ' LONDON , March 7 Llohtollor , i cotton manufacturer of Bolton , hai failed for 80,000. TUB VA U > BLKS SAVED. collection of p ilntlngs and plate am furniture in Wrotbam park , thi county scat of the earl of SUffon which burned yesterday were saved MONEY FCR AMERICA. , LONDON , March 7. The bnllioi withdrawn from the bank of Englanc on balance to day'was 100,000 foi shipment to Now York. GERMANY. Special DlsrpHch to Till I'M. BERLIN , March 7. The appoint ment of General Yon Blumonthal minister of war , was revoked to-day General Von _ Shellondorff , the ne minister of war , had an andienco to day with the emperor. The diet , on i third reading of the budget , rejected 192 to 191 , tne proposal to re-lnsor the item for an economic council Pottkamer , minister of the intorjpr replying to a Danish deputy , Bald thi enforcement of the military service it Schleswlg would only affect 450 oltl zoos , the measure was true fron every element of terrorism and doe not inflict needless hardships. The trade between Germany am Italy Is growing so fast that the SI Gotthard railway is running extr trains. The increase is mostly 1 ; coal and iron. England hitherto ha a practical monopoly in Italy. Smug gllng increases more rapidly than th trade. It is conducted by a gang c Swlsa and Italians , who when arreate pay fines from a common fund. The are aided in their operations by trail ed dogs. EASY HONORS , BERLIN , March 7. The prince i D Wales has been created a field marshi Dj j ! of the Gorman empire. a THEY WILL RESIGN. BERLIN , March 7. It is rumore that thu chief of the ministry of m rlno aud the director of the mlnisti of war about to roslpn. GKNEKAL FOREIGN NEWS- pec)6.1 DUpatchfB to Till 118" . A PROTECTIVE MEASURE. BucHARiM1 , March 7. The ehsmb of dupulita hnvo psbscd a bill P'ovl ing for the rxpucdlturo of 15 COO.GI llvro for the uroctlou of forta , tnai nncecsary by tha political mtuatlo Iho prlmo miniatcr said the Boloobje of the construction of n w fortn w to guarantee the neutrality ol Ro mania. NOTHING NEW. rh DUIILIN , March 7. At a meeting the local board of Llvinford , conn h Mayo , the treasurer reported tl id great distress prevailed in the dlstri 30 and that over thirty persona were . a. the poor honso suffering from faml fever. Seven hundred names are the list of persons needing relief. 1 it- distress has not been so great sh ia- 1847. People who refuse to enter I iaa workhouse are dying from a want Lht food , ' THE niQHT Or MAX. 'i- DUBLIN , March T. It.U . Patrick Em loft ParU wjth the laud Icftcnos socnrlticn. The pollco art tracing him. It la bolloved ho hn gone ty Spiiti. I'OI.SONINO TUB I'RINOE. BADFN BADEN , March 7. It it stated PrlncH GortschukolTs Illness le duo to a recent atmipt to poison him. After sororo voiAttlug la t week , the dootora discovered traces of phos phorus. The police rro making In vestigation , H nr y Seybnrt' * Btqamti. Spocla Dbtntch to Tun Dim. A , March 7. The will of Henry Seybert has boon made pub lic. Almost the entire estate la loft to educational and tohartablo ! instltn- tlons. Total number of bequests 70 , amounting to $240,000 ; Inrffost $120- 000 , to the University of Pennsylva nia for endowment of n chair of men tal and moral philosophy and endow ment of a ward In the wing for chronic diseases. Those bequests will bo pild out of the Income of ( ho residua of the estate. Over n million la left In truat to establish two similar institu tions for the care and education of boya and girls respectively. Soyboft'a body was cremated to-day at Washing ton , Pa. 7 ho Ivoiy Artiit * Special Dlnpatch to Tilt Dn. NEW YORK , March 0. Sexton beat Vignaax , and Vignanx defeated Daly in the exhibition games at the Press club rooms , CUIOAOO , March 7. In the after noon game of the J. M. Brunswick & Balko company preliminary tourna ment , Wallace scored GOO , Carter 483. Beit runs , Carter 92 , Wallace 43 ; 55 innings. In the evonlnp name Morris scored 500 , Gallagher 400 ; best runs , Morris GO , Gallagher 01 ; 57 Innings. At the close ol the game Carter challenged any man in the tournament to play him a balk line game of 500 points for $500. T xu Stockmen- Bp clal Dttptteh to Till Bun. FORT WORTH , March 7. The sec. end day of the Northwest Texas Stock- men's association was well attended. A new constitution and by-laws , em- braolrg many Important points not contained in the old one was adopted without dissent. It provides a 'system of protection of cattle agalnat theft and loss by other means , which guar antees a saving of many thousand dollars lars to Btockmen. The signers of the now constitution represent nearly - , . 000,000 million cattle. The Dend Bruiior. Hporlal It < | > atch to TIIK El i. NEW YORK , Muroh 7. The romalm of Elliott , the ptlzu fighter , arrlvct this morning. There ware many wel known ( porting men at the deport Thn body was taken to the rosldonci of Elliott's slater , Mrs. McDavitt. Tin parlor in which the body lies la hcavl ly hung with draperies , being the earn need In the room In which the body o Cornelius Yanderbllt lay before hi burial. The funeral will take place o : next Sunday. wake . Th I ( The began to-night. mother and three sisters bemoane their loss , while many men preset proclaimed the proweu of.EUlott. of Special Dlipctch to Tni UM. ATLANTA , Ga. , March 7. Mot than 20,000 people visited the senat chamber to day to view the remains c Governor Stephens. Memorial sei vices will bo held in the hall of th house of representatives to-morrow i 10 , funeral services at 3. BALTIMORE , March 7. Olty llig will be at half mast and bells tolle during Governor Stephens' fctnon services at Atlanta to-morrow , Th Centennial of Mothodiim- Special Dlipatctf to TIM llu. WINCHESTER , Va. , March 7. At conference of the M. E. church h ° i to-day , the committee on colebratio of the centennial Methodism , roporto In favor of asking the centennial conference feronce in 1884 to meet in Baltlmoi to endow Dickinson college and Cot tenary Biblical institute at Baltlmon and for appointment of a commlttt to make all necessary arrangements. .Another PlngKi&B Match Special Dlipatch to TIIH Hit" , TROY , N. Y. , March 7.-Hart Woodson , "tho Black Diamond , " < Cincinnati , and Steve Wllllarai , colored man , fought bore this afte noon' It lasted an hour and a hai Sixty-six rounds were fought. Tl Trojin was knocked out. The fig ) was witnessed by a large number sports , including several ctlialals at assemblymen. Doviliih Dooton. SpocUl Dlsjatch to Tnr. DKK ALRANY , March 7. At the aesoi bly icqnlry into the manapomont charitable institutions of the stal Miss Clarissa 0. Lithrop , of Rochi tor , fortified regarding the abuses the Utloa insane asylum. The dootc in the asylum were guilty of groti Immoral conduct toward the fomi p&tioate , and she cited several cat told her by victlma. A Doudly Duel lu Court Special Dispatch to Tun Bun. TEXARKANA , March 7. A. L Jol non was shot dead to-day in the Mil ccunty court house in the presence judge , jurors , attorneys nnrl ovorc hundred spectators by C. E Dixc sheriff , The tronblo waa caused Dixon making war on the gambll Institutions , in which Johnson \ silently interested. Iroii Mills In Fntl Blait. Bpe-lal Dlipatch to TUB Bm. ALLENTOWN , Pa. , March 7. furnaces and rolling and other wo of the Bethlehem iron company , i ] n Paying 3,000 men , are in full blast tie Short and Sweet- oo Special Dispatch to Till Bm. ho NKW.YORK , March 7 , Ida H. E of mer , 3 feet , and Robert H. Hu 3 fMl G , were married on the itag the Brooklyn museum in which t d are the aU * aUoa . All INLAND The Mighty ing All Bounds by Man , And Flooding the Surrounding Country for Miles and Miles. Productive Plantations Disap pear Under the Rush ing Waters. Herculean Efforts of the People ple to Keep the Diver Within Its Banks. Several Town * Completely Isolated * Huge Gap * ia the IIOVOCB- Th River Declining. Sptclll Dlipatch to Tim 1)KR MKMI-HIS , March 2. The river hero Is 1)5 ) foot 8 Inches and stationary. The long looked for decline will act inhere hero by to-morrow , as the river at Osooola , Ark , 00 miles above , had fallen slxlnchos np to yesterday mornIng - Ing and was steadily declining , A Critical Situation. Special Dlapatch to Till UKK. HELENA , Ark. , March 7. The gale last night and to-day dashed the river Into a fury and the itrngglo to save the levees has been desperate , but so far unsuccessful. A message from the Long Lake division , four miles sonth , says that without a hundred men the levee cannot bo hold another hour. A squad of fifty have just gone down and more will follow quickly. The situation ia extremely critical. The levee protecting Helena la still Intact , but active work on It U going forward , but it U In a precarious condition in many places , and the only hope is in the wind's calming. 7he Great Flood- Spedtl DIptth to Tni Dim. HELENA , ' Ark. , March 7. The breaking of the levee near Fiiar'a Point yesterday will bo very disas trous to a largo number of planters and other people in that a action. A good deal of land never under water before will bo overflown. Friar's Point delta and all towns for twenty miles back from the river will bo greatly damaged. Plantora'wlll lese much of their live stock , corn and other supplies. Accounts from west ern TeimeBsoo nay great damage baa been done in Like nnd other counties along the river. Mncli stock haa boon lost , many horaes , fences and qnantl- t lea of 'corn and cotton swept away. Some of the towns ara completely iso lated , but mo actual Buffering la yet reported. 7ho Grills at Hand- BpecUl Dtipttch la Tui fin. HELENA , Ark. , March ? . The crisis hai been reached here , though it can scarcely be aaid-to have passed. The bear/ wind of hat night prevailed throughout the day and seriously threatened the demolition of much of our levee front , while the new levee at Williamson , three miles below , haa momentarily been expected to give away. A more hopeful feeling was manifested this evening. TOWBI aad Country Floodlit- Special DUp tch to Till Dim. MEMPHIS , March 7. The steamer James Lee arrived this afternoon from Friars Point , bringing 200 negroes from clT submersed farms. Her offi cers report all the country between Memphis and Helena under water , saving where strips of the levee yet re main. Austin , . Miss , la oveiflowed , water to the depth of several feet rushed through the town. The rapid rise in St. Francis river cause great loss to lumbermen , aa thousands of logs were swept away by the awlft current. Much suffering exists among the inhabitants of snnlc lands ana their Isolated position makes it almost Impossible to afford them any relief , Leveling the Xieveea- Special Dispatch to Tin UXK. VIOKHBURC , March 7. Newa from- all points In this section is unfavora ble. Backwater almost entirely sur rounds the Delta levee In Louisiana , and work will be suspended. EllauV protection levee gave way in the storm at 3 o'clock this morning. The main levee broke In three places at 8 a. m. The gap at station 55 Is 30 feet wide ; at station GO , 70 feet wldo and three feet deep. Ono small gap waa closed. The others are beyond con trol. The giving away of this levee will cause serious damage to the lower portion of laaqulna county. There are -'CO ovoi ( lowed plantations in Keep , Danbar , Hunt , Magnolia , Mount Laurel , Wilderness , Wade , Town , Harris , Clover , Hill , Duncan and llldgo counties. The water is going directly in Steel's bsyou. It IB feared the storm of last night did se rious damage to points not reached by the wires. TEI.EQKAPH NO'XES , SpMlal Dlepitclica t ) TUB UKK A premature explosion at tbe Kvandnle coal mine , Oautou , Ohio , fatally Injured two miner * . William lieneGelil , tbe mart notorious revenue offender in Alabama has bjon B captured. as Bitterer & Oo , , wholesale drugs , Nash ville , and buildings adjoining , including the paper box factory nd several store * , burned. Loss 82CO.CO ) ; Insured ? 125COO. Two mall hags destined for New York Ul and rhllaJelphis , were stolen at Towanda , ks Pa. Ndelue. m- Wm , Lyon , aged 55 , . while drunk went to tbe touie of hU divorced wife in Cleve land , shot her la the face and himself In the temple , He died Instantly. The wo * man It fatally wounded. Tbe Maine senate by a vote of 15 to 0 08- pawed a bill making tha "punlihment of " murder death. of GOT. OlaveUnd's veto o ! iba five Mat wy voUol60to58. . Ill ' . * ; 'UNDERTAKERS '