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the Great Irish Editor Found Guilty of
Violating the Grimes Act.
The TrM Characterized By Bitter Wrang
ling Between Oounsel.
Tte Government Reporter On Hand With
His Doctored Notes.
Sretit Indignation Expressed By the Home
RuleMembers. .
German Capital Rapidly Gaining
in I'opulqtlon From the United
States Progress of Work Upon
on Equestrian Statue ofGen-
cral Washington For *
The MltiSicllstown Farce.
ICotturtuM 1837 by James ( lunlnn Dennett , ' ]
DUIII.TN , Sept. 2-1. [ New York Herald
Cable-Special to the BKK. ] The expected
news of O'Brien's conviction and sentence
was received hero in sullen silence by the
homo rulers , while the afternoon tory papers
exult. Ono says that should any association
bo found In Ireland for the purpose , however
Ingeniously concealed , of doing the work ot
thn suppressed National league , Balfotir will
suppress that also. The chief secretary , to
more than ono friend In whom ho reposes
confidence , , has frankly confessed that he In
tends to force obedience to law In Ireland or
face a civil war. The National league Is
regarded as the root of the evil. It must go ,
and nothing shall be suffered to rlso in Its
place. Nevertheless , at a meeting last night
of the Aaron Gray branch of the league there
was a crowded , enthusiastic meeting. The
lord mayor was chairman , and ISO new mem
bers were enrolled. The lord mayor said
what did the government mean by suppress
ing branches. It Is vain to Issue proclama
tions , though piled a root thick on top of one
mother. He Invited young and old to join.
Kesolutions of protest were prepared. These
were supported by Grav , M. P. , of the Free
man's Journal , who said tills was essentially
the time for every Irishman to take up his
position and state upon what sldo he was
Mr. Dawson , ex-lord mayor , also spoke.
He said that If the name of the National
league , like that of the Land league , went
down , please God they would have a hun
dred other devises for their answer and
would never stop until they bed gained tholr
constitutional rights.
' The member for Cornwall and a young
English barrister trom Conybero said that
the tactics of the oollco when the English
homo rule union mot at Covant yesterday.
was exasperating. Tholr numbers were
greatly reinforced and although every facil
ity was offered the government reporter to
be on the platform , this was refused by or
ders from headquarters and ho was ostenta
tiously planted and surrounded by a consid
erable force of police at the foot of the plat
form In the midst of the people.
Much as Harrington Is liked , ho Is censured
for his temper at the trial. Hegret Is being
expressed that an effort was not made for
O'Brton. Many cool heads say that It was a
mistake not to ongao the flower of the home
rule bar to defend O'Brien , headed , for in
stance , by Sir Charles Kussell , and that a
great address , dissenting from the charge
and the act itself , and exposing the attack on
free speech and free press would not only
have taken rank with great national speeches ,
like those * f Hamilton , Otis , Adams and
Henry In America , and Ersklno , Brougham
and O'Connell In Britain , but become of
wide elfect on the homo rule question. The
trial Is destined to be a great historic
cause celebro. It Is undoubtedly de
serving of a close report. The facts were
In a nutshell. O'Brien admitted making
certain portions of the speech spread on the
charge sheet and did not quibble about It ,
therefore only a question of construction
under the act remained. The whole law ot
sedition was opened a question which cost
John Adams his second term. It cannot be ,
I fear , denied that Harrlneton was not fully
equal to the occasion. He represented not
only a client , but a nation. Great liberties
mul gicat rights wcro attached , which , on a
question of construction , were open to a
nighty protest and eloquent denunciation.
"ho petty magistrates were of no more ae-
roiint than wcro JefrlesorScroggs , but the oc
casion , except as to surroundings , wcro quite
us grand us when Lord William Kussell
"Voodfall , the printer , Tom Paine , Hobort
J'.mniot and Loich Hunt were tried or when
Huuh Fltzpatrlck was arraigned In IS I ! ! for
publishing Scully's history of the penal laws.
When Harrington objected to the two
speeches made different times being com
bined , Carson , the prosecuting counsel s.iid
this was entirely a matter of convenience.
No court \\ould adjudicate In ono of these
cases without hearing both and there was no
use In having two sots of speeches.
Harrington The liberty of the client must
not bo jeopardized for any question of con
Coison Oh , that Is the usual blather.
Harrington said It was not and ho respect
fully asked the court to confine Itself to one
case now the speech of the Oth of August.
Justice Eaton said It was all the same , al
though said to have occurred on two different
occasions. They must hear both before thoj
Harrington pressed his objection to Imvlus
the two speeches considered together , lit
said that if the counsel for the crown In
dulgcd In language of that kind ho woulc
find a first class snag.
Carsondon't mind this In the slightest
degree' 1 ask the bench to make a ruling.
The court decided to take up ouo speed
Harrington declared It to bo distinctly un
{ air , unusual and unconstitutional todea
with two speeches together.
Carson Who s > ald that ? Have you no
all the ruling In T our favor , and Is not tha
enough ?
Kyldcnco was then taken us to tlio onlj
flpoech. The government reporter had sah
ho made a note the next morning afte
O'Brien's speech and the question aiose
could the witness refresh his memory b ;
consulting its authorities.
Ho said this could only be done througl
nemorandums or entries made at the ver ;
Ume when this occurred.
The bench , however , ruled that the' wltnes
uld read his notes.
Witness continued : "Mr. O'Brien , sal <
* t * . fv. < rW * tfS Aifn2U *
the tory government was afraid to suppress
thn Irish National Land league.-
Magistrate Stocks , whispering to Magistrate
Eaton , "Tho National league"
Mr. Harrington objected to his worship
consulting so that the witness could hear.
Witness O'Brien said the tory govern
ment was afraid to suppress also the plan of
Harrington hero Interrupted and drew at
tention to tlio clerk suggesting a word to the
Carson Oh , humbug , let us go on.
Harrington-It Is no humbug , sir , and you
are a humbug to say so. I object to this
practice of suggesting words to the witness.
Magistrate Stokes Oh , go on. Words
should not bo written except those made use
of by the witness.
. Witness continued : If there were any DO-
llco or bailiffs listening to him ho told the
people to resist them and defend their homes.
Ho would bo ashamed of them and so would
the English people If they submitted tamely
without a blow. I was In Mttchetstown that
night and I should add that In the speech the
woid , "honest" was used.
Maclstrato Stokes W here ?
Witness When lie was speaking of the
evictions he said they should resist them by
all honest means. I drew counsels attention
to that yesterday.
Carson Were you In Mitchcllstown that
night ?
Witness 1 was. I saw a number of people
barricading the bouso of a man named O'Sul
11 van with timber and trees andsubseauontly
put up mottoes , ono about evictions.
Hasrlugton Sltow mo the note.
Witness Hero It Is.
Harrington , having looked at the paper ,
handed It back to tlio witness and asked him
to read the head lines.
Witness Notes taken by Sergeant George
Foley at a meeting on the Oth of August.
Harrington Is that true ?
Witness I wrote the next morning.
Later on Harrington asked another wit
ness , "Who accompanied you there ? " and
answered "With Irish bull "
was , an myself ,
at which there were scioams'of laughter.
Harrington You are In the habit of ac
companying yourself about , I suppose.
What other policemen were with you , stand
ing listening to Mr. O'Brien's observation ?
Witness Head Constable O'Sulll van and
Sergeant Condemn.
Harrington Is that the government's
short-hand writer.
Witness 1 did not mean Sergeant Conde-
ran. I saw Sergeant Foley there.
Harrington , to the clerk Take down that.
He said lirst that he saw Sergeant Conderan
Witness That was a mistake.
Harrington- will have It down at Ull
Carson Oh , go on.
Harrington 1 wish , sir I do not want
these Interruptions , and I will not have
Carson Go on.
Harrington I am not going to stand this ,
and If your worship will not stop It I will
call public attention to U. I will not bo In
terrupted by these Impertinent remarks. It
Is not his duty to Interrupt , and It Is your
duty to tell him so If ho does not know his
Mr. Carson Go on now witness.
Carson closed the case for the prosecution
without calling the head constable , when
Harrington asked : "Why was the head
constable , O'Sulllvan , not produced who
directed that the report bo taken ? "
Carson I have closed the case for the
Harrington I ask vour worship for a sum
mons for head constable , O'Sulllvau , who
was called and came up.
Harrlneton asked Mr. Carson whether he
wanted to examine the witness. Carson said
ho had closed the case. Magistrate Stokes
said the sltness was called for the defense
and was Harrington's witness. Harrington
said he did not object to him at present.
To witness Do you remember the Oth of
August ?
The head constable said ho should decline
to give evidence. The bench directed the
witness to give evidence.
Harrington thought the head constable
would repudiate the assertion himself. The
witness deposed to being at the inoutln ; on
the Oth of August. He was there during the
whole meeting , but took no notes then of the
speeches. Ho wrote down what ho could
think ot.tho following morning. ; ilo did not
write them down that evening because he
was out late on duty.
Hairington Let mo see those notes.
Witness Not unless 1 am directed.
Harrington I observe you clook at the
crown. Youaiomy witness. Now let us
be friends.
Witness I consider any note or any docu
ment I have , a privileged document , and I
will not give It up to you except by direction.
I cannot give them on my own responsi
Harrington sharply cross-examined the
witness as to whether or not ho had boon
comparing notes with Sergeant Foley. Wit
ness denied it. Harrington proceeded to
comment on the manner In which witness
was giving evidence.
Carson Oh , ttieseare wretched little petti
fogging observations.
Harrlneton ( repeating the words "wretched
little pettifoeglng" Well , wo shall see which
sldo Is wretched , little and pettifoggln g be-
tore the case Is over.
Carson Wretched little oettlfojsglng ob
servations 1 again say.
Harrington You may add venal and corrupt -
rupt If you wish.
Carson I would ask you to keep these ob-
servatlons for the farce. You keep them for
the Iniquitous job you nro doing here.
( Cheers In court )
Magistrate Stok es Clear the court.
The police proceeded to clear the court.
Harrington ( looking across to the crown
counsel ) See huw much this all come to ?
O'Brien ( hero standing up and addressing
the bench ) Is It necessary to have the court
cleared ? There are only a very few and ex
tremely well conducted people hero.
Stokes If you guarantee that the people
will keep quiet wo will not clear the court.
Harrington I will give no guarantee. II
Is Impossible to prevent observations of the
kind coming from people with such proyoca
StokesIf you promise that they will no :
Harrington I will make no promise. .
They have conducted themselves much bet
ter than the consul for the crown , and 1 an
proud of them
The court was then about half cleare <
when Stokes said to Inspector Irwln , whc
was In charge : "There that will do. II
there Is any further disturbance we will havi
the court cleared altogether. "
Proceeding with the cross-examination ,
Harrington asked the witness to produce hi
notes ot Mr. O'Brien's speech. Witness salt
he wuold not do so without permission f rou
his authorities
Eaton What do you say , Mr. Carsun ?
Carson 1 have nothing to 'do with thl
witness. '
Harrington vehemently protested agalns >
Mr. Carson beiug consulted by the bench Ii
the matter. ' '
d Eaton-It Is a Very Important point , am
we asked what the crown counsel had to say
upon It.
Osrson said he declined to give any dlrce
tlon whatsoever to witness.
Eaton Oh , wo do not wantyou to give any
The two magistrates held a short consulta
tion and then Eaton said , In their opinion , It
was advisable that the notes should bo pro
duced. The only question Is as to how far
the document may by regarded as confiden
tial , having once passed Into other hands.
Witness I cannot produce the notes unless
I get permission.
Eaton From me ?
Witness I regard It as an official docu
Harrington dented that the document was
confidential. He said a summons had
bcon Issued against his honorable friend
upon the documents , and If It were not pro
tected , good bye to justice. Ho should have
nothing further to do with the case. The
magistrates again held a short consultation.
Eaton I think the expression of opinion
of the court that these notes should bo pro
duced ought to bo enough.
Witness was directedby , District Inspector
Irwin to produce the notes , and ho handed
them to the counsel.
Carson objected lo counsel going Into those
documents as not belli ; reliable as to what
the magistrates say In Dublin or as to the
duties of a magistrate.
Eaton This Is not relevant I may toll
you , If it is any good to you , that I never saw
the thing In my life and the head constable
Is qulto rlL'tit when ho says that ho had to
make a report to a resident magistrate , for of
late years in a case of prosecution the report
Is not submitted to resident magistrates.
Harrington My experience Is very bitter
on the subject , -for I got two months Itn
prisonment t > om tlio same magistrate who
got the report up and tried the case after
wards himself.
Carson I object to all this. It Is totally
Oh , his turn will conic.
Eaton You cannot pursue this subject
any further.
Harrington Well , your worship , I have to
conduct a case of this kind under great dif
ficulties , and I think I am entitled to all the
latitude 1 can receive.
Eaton Wo have given you a great deal.
Harrington It has not overwhelmed mo , 1
assure you , In the slightest degree.
Cross-examination continued : Do you see
the red lines ? pointing to the document
which the witness stated ho had given to
Captain Punkett
Witness-I do.
Did you put them there ?
I did not.
Who drowthe pencil mark over the face of
that report ?
I can't toll you.
Was It there when you got It back ?
It was.
Why were you not examined here to-day ?
1 don't know. *
Who told you you wore not to be exam
ined ?
I thought I was to bo examined.
For what purpose ?
Carson I object to this altogether.
Eaton There must bo some limit to irrele
Harrington Well , I say , sir , I am per
fectly justified in asking this question , and
that It Is perfectly relevant , for I assort that
there has been a dellbc-\to attempt to sup
press the report.
Carson ( angrlly--My ) friend's observation
Is a pure fabrication.
Harrington ( loudly--l ) say , sir , it is a Ho
for you to make such an observation.
Carson 1 ask your worship to prevent an
other observation of that kind.
Eaton ( to Mr. Harrington ) Wo cannot
allow such observations as that , aud If you
repeat I shall have you removed from the
Harrington ( very excitedly ) You needn't
take the trouble , as 1 have such confidence
in tills court I will remove myself from It
( dashing on the table the book ho held. )
That expression is enough for me. I will
have nothing more to do with this solemn
farce. ( Great applause In the court. )
Eaton Very well ; very well [ angrllyj.
Harrington I will have nothing more to
do with It , and I throw the responsibility
upon you.
Eaton Very well. This court stands ad
journed till 12 o'clock to-morrow.
The proceedings this morning for Mr.
O'Brien were chiefly remarkable tor the en
thusiasm which greeted him as ho came to or
departed from court , and for the subdued
tone of the magistrates and counsel for the
crown. This latter showed they had overnight
night received promptings from the govern
ment. It has been Widely telegraphed hero
that tlio press of the entire kingdom are hos
tile to any cruelty or vengeance toward
O'Brien , who is an editor as well as member
of parliament and national leaguer. The
magistrates yesterday leaned well over on
the crown and the Balfourltes dread reac
When Magistrate Eaton commenced , In a
crocodlllsh way , about the absence of Har
rington , Mr. O'Brien , with great dignity ,
said : "I must do my friend who was here ,
and more as a friend than as counsel , the jus
tice to say that ho took the ouly course open
to honorable counsel. I do not wish to re
flect upon the bench , but I
must say it yesterday permitted
counsel for the crown to distinctly violate
the amenities of the bar or social life. " But
ho ( O. B. ) was now ready for judgment on
the conviction ot the Oth of August speech.
Tno Crown counsel , amid suppressed
hisses , then , In a rather brutal and acrid
tone , said : "I am ready now to go on with
the next offense so that there can bo two
sentences. "
At this there were moro suppressed sybil-
latlons , which appeared to anger him , andJio
proceeded to say : "As I was leaving tlio
court yesterday , a. mean , ruflUnly coward
named Tanner , whom I regret to say Is a
member of parliament , threatened me with
his hope of personal vlolenco and "
B.utthe magistrates stooped Mr. Carson ,
Intimating that ho had a remedy ,
Mr. O'Brien then briefly addressed the i
court In an eloquent tone of protest and ol
polite dissent In substance ho said , attei
summarizing the sad case of the Kingston
tenants whom an agent was persecut
ing so as to forestall , while statu
tory relief , as it were , hovered over theli
thresholds : "I must deny the competency
of the court without jury to try mo. Its
composition Is foreign to the British constl-
tlon , was never permitted in packed juries
centuries ago. "
Hero the court Interrupted and obliged
him to forego the objection. At the same
juncture the crown couusol roughly said :
"None of your politics here. " '
The crowd showing a disposition to ap
plaud , Mr. O'Brien waved his hand and con
tlnued : "Tho crown has been guilty 01
suppressing evidence by keeping back , the
head constable's notes which recorded hi ;
declaration that he would give fair play tc
the land bill , which would justify tin
defense of the. tenants on the ground tha
the evictions were commenced juston theevi
of tbo passage of the land bill , and thus all J
t did was to remonstrate against at
a attempt to defraud ana , denrlvi
the poor and wretched tenants of the benefit :
d of that bill. 1 admitted 1 did go nroum
and advise these tenants not to give up tholr
rights without resistance , and 1 declare before -
fore God and before man that they wcro jus
tified In defending their homos from this
calamity ; and , If such defense bo In this en
lightened ago a crime , croud to suffer In de
fense at those rights. "
Magistrate Eaton then passed sentence ,
saying , In substance : "You have advanced
no justification. Your language was In
citement to vlolenco from Ignorant
persons who did not understand the
subtleties of language , " Ho rather
snapped out "three months' Imprison
ment , " but presently , on Inquiry from
Mr. O'Brien , who , speaking for himself ,
asked how about an appeal and ball. Magis
trate Eaton said an appeal and ball should
bo allowed. Then tbo proceedings termi
Large numbers shook hands with O'Brien ,
and but for the police the whole court room
would have followed with a levee. I hear
that he will bo speedily balled , which event
will suggest the reflection that If ball Is al
lowable after sentence why was It refused
during the time the law presumed him Inno
cent ? _
Americans Swarming at the German
Capital The Kaiser.
\Copvrtant \ IBS" by Jamtt Qanlon RcnnettA
BKHLW , Sept. 24-lNew York Herald
Cable Special to the BEK.J Never before
has there been so many Americans hero at
this season as now. The university Is not
yet open , the musical work has scarcely
begun , yet already there are nioro students
In Berlin than during the busiest portion ot
last year. The students of course form a
largo proportion of these American residents ,
but old stagers hero tell me that they notice
not only a great Increase among the Amer
ican students , but beyond this a no
ticeable Increase in the number of Amer
ican families who come over to
clve their children six months or a year of
German and music. Formerly such families
went to Dresden or soire smaller city. Now
the tide seems turning' toward Berlin.
Whether because Berlin has to a certain ex
tent outgrown sausage and the mid-day din
ner , or whether from some more Intellectual
reason , Is not anparent. Whatnver the cause
may bo , the Americans at any rate fill each
Sunday almost to overflowing a good-sized
church , supporting several distinguished pro
fessors of music , and have boa-un to annex to
the United States a number of pensioners.
uiniiN's : OIIOWTH.
Bcilln , tdB7 Is Irvine to live up to Its new
reputation as a city of residence for foreign
ers. The number of new large buildings
going up In the main part of the city Is some
thing surprising. With this growth are coin
ing many improvements ; Unter den .Lin
den , for instance , soon to be lighted with
over ono hundred electric lamps of 2,000
candle power each. The Increase In land
values In the city Is even more wonderful
than the number of the new build
ings. Ono of the numerous anniversaries
which rather crowd each other this
month has drawn attention to a case
In which a plat of laud that sold sixty years
ago for 1,500 thalers , or 4,500 marks , has just
boon resold without buildings for 460,000
marks. Fifty years ago , though , was before
Prussia had 'railroads , and when Berlin's
population was a million people less than
now. In fact , the city jhas seen so many
notable changes durlnfr 'g ' time that Berliners - .
liners will soon be jwluced , especially < In
September , to the same predicament which
produced All Saints day. Yesterday , tor in
stance , was tholr anniversary.
Prince Bismarck celebrated quietly at
Frledrlck Rube his twenty-fifth year as chief
of the Prussian foreign office. Elsewhere
events wore not taken so quietly. At all the
Bismarck reunions'men dined and drank
beer in the chancellor's honor yesterday.
Fifty years ago at this time was signed an
almost equally notable order that for the
construction ot the first Prussian railway.
It Is recorded , too , that the king signed this
order for the Berlin aud Potsdam road with
icluctant Impatience , not seeing , as ho told
his family , what difference could It make to
any reasonable person whether It took thirty
minutes or three hours to roach Potsdam.
The good old kaiser , who has seen all
these changes aud caused many of them ,
also has a sort of anniversary manufactured
for him In September , though not of the
typo which will recur next year. Some one
has calculated that the net ages of the
kaiser , Bismark and Maltke will be together
two-hundred-and-ttfty years. If one can
judge by the sprlghtllno s with which the
emperor studlei art at the exhibition
this week ho is none the worse for his part of
the 250 years. I notice another good sign
also. To-morrow , for the first time In twc
years he travels without an escort of news
paper men. They followed him all summer ,
as well as to Kretstettor. Now , though , he
has tired thorn out and goes to Baden tc
celebrate the Kalserlne'a birthday without
the escort of a single nature or foreign
Berlin , with all her growth is not altogethei
prosperous , as witness the street car scene !
of the past week. A little child , uicclj
dressed and well brought up , was carried
Into a car by a policeman. The child' :
screams for its mother were heartbreaking.
It looked like a case of lost
child fonly , but reallv the little
girl was on the way to an orphan
asylum , having come trotting into the police
station carrying a nicely wltton card stating
that the mother ot three children was able tc
support only two , hence she sacrificed thl :
one. Who the mother Is was not discovered
but evidently she Is a woman ot culture fron
the language of the writing.
From Spermburg is reported an unusua
case of long life. A child just born to Pau
Ilelnze makes the' tilth generation now 11 v-
Ing of that family.
Metz is still full of pointers changing the
signs , etc. , to conform to the now law whlc )
demands that German names shall replaci
French words on all publicly exposed signs
or notices.
Consul-General and , Mls ) Itainor hav <
returned from America. 'They had a pleas
ant trip across , but are Inclined still to bo i
little lonely for Baltimore.
A Celebrated German Sculptor Kn
gaged Upon It.
[ Copyright IBS' liy Jama O.irclm OoiiiJlM
BERLIN , Sept 24. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEK. ] Prof. Sicmor
1 ing's croat equestilau statue of Washington
3 ordered by the Pennsylvania society of Cin
cinnati for placing in Fairmont park , Phila
delphia , was recently shipped from Berlin u ;
the steamer Santiago and within a few day :
vylll reacti Now i'orkThe whole statue was
shipped as one piece without accident al'
thouch the bronze alone , without supports
weighed over seven tons. As Slemerlng In
formed me. the statute will probably not bi
publicly exhibited in America until the bai
reliefs figure of the pedestal Is also com
pleted. I went to-day to see what progres-
had already been made towards .the comple
tion of what seems likely to be Philadelphia' !
chief ornament Prof. Klngsly showed . 'rat
tho.condltlon of It lies bcatterei
In three or four larto rooms , with naif :
dozen workmen chlpplne and moulding the
rough plaster models. In ono room lay the
nearly completed plaster Indian who Is to
form ono of the four tou-foot Ilgures at the
corner .of the pedestal. As showing the
minute care used In working out even such
minor Inures , I noticed that on one side re
clined a human skeleton , tied and blocked up
Into exactly an Indian's position , while on
the other side lay a man selected as the model
for that part of the Indian then being marked.
Around the room were pictures and skeletons
of more varieties of the red man than 1 knew
existed. The pro.oasur said. " 1 already have
been at work live years on this Washington
monument. It may take tivo years more to
finish It , though 1 hope to get It all to Amer
ica within three years. It must not bo exhib
ited till everything Is ready , as the public will
hardly get a fair Idea of it unless seen all to
gether. You can judge what an Immense
amount of work It is when the sculpture tries
to make faithful likenesses not only of Wash
ington , but also of the chief personages , civil
and military , of the American revolution.
Every detail must be worked out from life
and not merely from ono model the head
statue ot America. 1 had to blond a dozen
faces In order to get as near as possible to the
American typeof Washington. Thohorso had
to bo a fine flguro from several models , yet
subordinate to Washington himself , so that
the eye of the observer rests upon the man ,
not on the horse. I noticed scattered
around the professor's room sketches and
photographs of every st.ituo of Washington
in America , while on a table wcro copies of
all the known portraits of Washington , to
gether with a creat variety of books , giving
an Idea of life and character In icvolutlonary
times. The likeness of the civil and military
heroes of tlio revolution In bold relief on
both insldes of the pedestal are so excellent
that I was able to pick out In half finished
plaster models such heads as those of Put
nam and Jefferson. The monument , when
completed , will occupy ono of the finest sites
In Fairmont park , overlooking the river.
There remains an Immouso amount of work
still to do , but what is already done Is enough
to make ono regret that the work does not go
to the city of Washington as a national
False Reports About I'rlnco William's
Throat Other Forelun Gossip.
ICopvrluMcd 1SS7 l > u New York A iociated I'm. ]
BEIILIN , Sept. 24. The alarming reports
of the renewal. In a bad form , of the throat
affection of Crown Prince Frederick
William have been traced to Paris and
Vienna sourcns. They are so definite and
detailed that they created much anxiety hero.
Inquiry sent to Fobloch elicited a telegram ,
to-night , stating that the prince had not
been troubled with fresh symptoms.
These assurances , however , do not quite
dissipate the popular alarm over the Prince's
condition. It is believed ho has had a slight
relapse ,
The relations existing between Garmany
and Franco , at the present moment , are less
irritating than for some time past. Count
Von Munster returned to his post at Paris
yesterday chaiged with a pacllio mes
sage from Prlnco Bismarck to M.
Flourens. The seml-ofliclal rofeienco to the
aircst of the lad , Schnaboler , received
through the French ombassey , states that
Count Herbert elicited from Bismarck a
promise that In disposing of the case , the
youth of the culprit would ba taken Into
consideration. . . <
There Is no improvement In the
relations between Garmany and Kussla.
The French I'rlnces.
PAIHS , Sept. 24. The cabinet have a second
end time debated the advisability of expelling
the French princes from the teriltory of the
republic. It is reported that they are divided
on the question and have concluded to allow
It to remain undecided until President Grovy
returns to Paris. It Is apparent that the
princes themselves expect to bo expelled , for
they arc all busily preparing for the future.
lirleht on Salaried Representatives.
LONDON , Sept. 24. John Bright , la a letter
approving the action of the Northumberland
Miners' association In refusins to longer
subscribe toward the payment of salaries to
the representatives of their districts In the
house of commons , says ho does not favor
the payment of salaries to members , because
ho does not wish that parliamentary life
should be made a trade , as It Is enough so
Suicided at Sen.
QirEKNSTOwN. Sept. 24. It was learned
on the arrival of the steamer Wisconsin , that
a passenger named Denworth committed
suicide Sunday by jumping overboard. The
vessel was stopood , and a boat lowered , but
all efforts to rescue him failed.
Stones and Batons at. Dublin ,
CORK , Sept 24. Dr. Tanner , nationalist ,
tnado a speech at Fermoy to-night. The
police In dispersing the crow' used batons.
Thn people replied with stones. A worse
disturbauce Is feared.
Shameless and Unexampled.
LONDON , Sept 21. John Morley , speaking
at New Castle to-day , repudiated the notion
that there was any split between himself and
the Gladstonlan party. Ho characterized the
government's course on the Irish question as
shameless and unexampled.
Chicago's Corporation Counsel Will
Prosecute It In the Courts.
CHICAGO , Sept. 24. ( Special Telegram tc
the BEK. I It Is believed that a vigorous wat
is soon to bo waecd against the "Gas Trust , "
a syndicate of Philadelphia capitalists , which
a short tlmnago , bought up all iho gas com
panies and electric litrlit works In tlio city ol
Chicago In order to have a complete
monopoly of the lighting business. The
effect of their regime Is already being felt bj
a raise in the in Ice of gas and electric light
and a promise Is given of a further raise soon ,
Major Itoaeho Is decidedly opposed to a
monopoly of this kind and recently asked
Corporation Counsel Green to look Into the
matter. To-day a protracted confeionca wa
held by the mayor , the corporation counsel
and the commissioner of public works. Mr
Green bad his opinion with him and i
formed the subject ot deliberation. The
matter will probably be presented to the clt\
'council soon. Although the mayor wouh
say nothing , this evening it was learned or
good authority that the corporation counsel ,
after an exhaustive examination of the chai
tor of the various companies and of the law ;
and ordinances relating to them , has arrived
at the conclusion that the Gas Trust Is at
illegal corporation , independent of the nro
visions of the gas companies' charters. It I1
said ho takes the ground that such tilists an
illegal and unconstitutional on the slmpli
ground that they are opposed to public pollej
and that the welfare ot the ontlro people Is
jeopardized by such monopolies. The oplnloi
takes a strong ground against the trust , anil
advises that the law department bo In
htructed and empowered to proceed agalnsi
the trust In court , The outcome of this mat
ter Is eagerly awaited by m.iny.citizen
who are suffering from the rapacity of these
monopolists. If thn opinion is sustained i
will form an Important precedent for othoi
cities In the clutch of , or threatened by thl !
Hvndlcatp , which also alms at a monopoly o !
the street car business in this and othci
Elected Officers.
INDIANAPOLIS , Ind. , Sept , 84. Tin
Switchmen's Mutual Aid association , whcl |
has bcn In session all week consideringrou
tine business , elected ofllcers and adjournei
' '
to-night ; . ' .
Tha Board of Transportation Decides
Against the Elkhorn Road ,
Last Day of Several County Fairs
Republican Conventions Dr. nnor
Hurried Cuss County Crimi
nals-Other Nebrnskn News.
Forcing an Issue.
, Neb. , Sept. 24.-fSpeclal Telo-
cram to the DKE. | The state board of trans
portation this afternoon passed upon the
finding In the question ot rates as com plained
of against the Fremont , Elkhorn & Missouri
Valley railroad , deciding unanimously that
the rates were unjust and unreasonable. Ac
companying the finding against the road was
n tabulated statement ot what In the opinion
of the board , was a just and reasonable rate.
This table of rates reduced the existing local
tariff , on the line of the Krotnont , Elkhorn &
Missouri Vnlloy railway , from one-third to
one-half. Tno table Is comparison of pres
ent rates on the road from Lincoln to all
points with the now rate ot one-third
less ordered by the board , and showing the
excess of the existing rate over the now rate
as ordered. The reduction Is ordered on all
classes of freight up to class "E" in car load
lots. If the road should accept to the order ,
overv road In the state would have to comply
to alike reduction and the public would bo
treated to n saving of one-third on freight
Hut the roads have no idea of complying
with the order of the boards. They have
clvon their opinion that the board Is powerless -
loss to change rates and will light It out on
that'basis. The papers were put In the
hands of the officers last night to serve on
the manager of the road ; and If the order Is
not complied with at once the board of trans
portation will Instruct the attorney general
to commence mandamus proceedings against
them In the supreme court and the plea of
the road that the board Is powerless will bo
at once decided upon. The board is pushing
these proceedings and in fixing the ono-tnlrd
reduction on this test case acted unani
Blunders Comity's Roiiulillonn Slate.
WAHOO. Neb. , Sept 21. | Special Telegram
to the Ur.i : . ] The republicans of Saundcrs
county met In county convention at the court
house to-day and put In nomination the fol
lowing ticket : For treasurer , George 13uck ;
for county clerk , Horace Clark ; for register
of deeds , Otto F. Stcon : for sheriff , 1) . K.
Wilson ; for county judge , O. C. Tarponrlnjr ;
lor superintendent of public Instruction , J.
M. Darr ; for clerk of the district court , ij. E.
Oruver : for county commissioner , John
Scott was ronominated ; for surveyor , W. W.
Alt ; for coroner , lr. Ira G. Stone. G. W.
Stieppard was nominated for representative
to ( ill the vacancy caused bv the resignation
of 0. J. Harrison. The conventloh
also selected a delegation of
eleven to tlio judicial convention
ot the Fourth district , instructed for Hon.
George 1. Wrleht for district judge and a
delegation of Elerun to the state convention
Instructed to favor Judge Maxwell's renomi-
nation for supreme judge. The convention
also adopted a resolution roalllrmlng the dec
laration of principles of tlio republican
national platform of 18S4 , and the state re
publican platform of Ib80. They declared In
favor of submitting to a vote of the people
all questions regarding the change in tlio
fundamental law and expressed sympathy
with Gladstone in his efforts in behalf of the
Irish people. The ticket nominated IB a
strong ono throughout and complete har
mony reigned , w , , < , , -v
Buffalo County Republicans.
KEAUNBY. Nob. , Sept. 21. ISpcclal Tele
gram to the BEE. | The largest and most
harmonious republican convention ever
held hero took place to-day. All the pre
cincts were represented and there wore only
three proxies In the entire body. Hon. II.
C. Anarnws was elected chairman , and
EdttoClaybonr , of the Uavenna News , sec
retary. J. T. Mallallou , J. G. Tate , H. C.
Andrews , J. 1 * . llartman , Jr. , L. 8. Irwln ,
II. II. Bowlo , F. E. Taylor , II. Gibbons ,
M. II. Noble , S. W. Thornton and Key
Kopno were elected delegates to the
state convention , and E. 13. Jones and
ten others were chosen delegates to
the judicial convention. All are for F. G.
Hamer , the present judge. The county nom
inees are as follows : For county 1udgo.
Frank Huston ; for treasurer , Frank MooroS
for clerk , H. M. Hankln ; lor clerk of the
court. Jolm Forestall : for sherHT , John Wil
son : for countv superintendent , F. Snare ;
for surveyor , E. N. Porterlield ; for coroner ,
Dr. G. L. Humphrey. The ticket is consid
ered a strong ono.
The Lnst Race Rnn.
AuiiOHA , Neb. , Sept. 24. [ Special Tele
gram to tlio BIK.J The Hamilton county
fair wound up to-day with good results. The
weather was Hue , the fair was well patron
ized and It was a success all around. Prob
ably lifteen hundred people wore out to-day
to witness the conclusion of the programme ,
the grand parade of blooded stock , the
trotting race , running race , and other
amusements. The awards worn completed ,
purses and premiums paid , and all hands
went homo nappy. The Do Lorme theatre
company has been playing In town all the
week to good houses , and It too went away
with a bioad smile of satisfaction ot the
week In town and on the tair ground.
In the half-mile dash this afternoon the
Reynolds pony won by a neck. .
Cass County Criminals.
L.INCOLX. Neb. , Sept. 24. [ Special Tele
gram to the Bri : . ] Shorlll Elkonburry , of
Cass county , brought eight prisoners to the
penitentiary to-day , tlio partial results of
the district court in Cass county In handling
criminal matters. The prisoners wore :
Henry Smith , two yo.irs for burglary and
larceny ; T. Cavauauzh , two years for bur
glary and larceny ; John H. Brady , two
vears for burglary and larcenv ; Henry
Shradur , ten years for horse stealing ; Wil
liam Fotoman , tluee voars for assault with
Intent to kill ; Edward Kululit , three years
for burglary and larcnuy ; Edward Knight ,
seven years for assault with latent to Kill ;
James Hall , thrpo years for burglary and
larceny ; Fiank Williams , thtoo voars for
burglary and larceny. Tliero will bo a second
end delegation very nearly as large boloic
the present term of court is ended In that
county. _
Tlio News In Oakland ,
OAKLAND , Neb. , Sept. 24. [ Special Tele
uram to the BKI : . | Tlio Hurt county fall
came to a close yesterday , and was a dccldct
success In every way. The premiums will b
paid In full , and money left In the tieasury
The exhibit of everything was good ; fai
better than any fair in that part , and mud
bettor than any fair In this part of tlio state
A most creditable exhibit ot hogs and horses
was on the ground. The scoring of the hogf
was done by M. L. Trester , of Lincoln , ni
export In the business. The vegetable ex
hiblt was very good , in some things bcttei
than that ot the state fair. Two of the Holt !
pumpkins weighed 140 pounds. The nillltlt
boys of Tekamah were In attendance. The
following ofllcers for tlio ensuing year wen
elected last evening : 1'realdcnt , J. ( J. Pres
ton ; vlco-prosldent , James McD.inlois ; treas <
urer , C. T. Grltliu ; secretary , M. 13. Jtoborts ,
TJio following resolutions were unani
mously adopted tit the last Union Temperance
anco meeting In Oakland.
Whereas , It has been generally knowr
that Kov. It. A. White , pastor ot Jho Lu
theran church , Is boon to remove Iroin oui
midst , and
Whereas , During the'Ills short while In
has laboied amonp us ho has gained the lovu
and esteem of all who know him , and
Whereas , Our town , , bv Hio removal o
Kev. White , loses n good clti/.cn , the people :
true .friend , n faithful pastor and an actlvi
woiker in tbe-tumrjeranco cause , therufun
bait .
Itesolved , That we. on this , occasion , iepiu
oontlng the different religious denomlnn- .
tlons , as well as the temuoranco people ; ' .
hereby oxpiess our regret at the removal ofr
Kov. Whlto and family ; and further bo It
Resolved , that If the decision of the r < y
moval of Kov. Whlto cannot bo changed , wo ]
extend our heartiest well wishes for success ,
and god speed for himself and family in the
Held whoio ho may bo called to work In
grand calling as a minister of our Lord andkj
Savior Jesus Christ ; and further bo It j
llesolved. That OHO copy of these rosolu-t
tlons bo delivered to said Kov. Whlto and ?
ono to the Oakland Independent to ba
prlulcd In that paper. >
Endorsed the Hoard. t
CI.AY CKNTKH , Nob. , Sept 24. [ Special
Telegram to the BEK. ] The republican *
county convention for Clay county was hold *
hereto-day. It was the largest convention
over hold In Clay county. The entire audl-'f
enco room of the court house was packed1
with spectators In addition to tlio ninety-live )
regular delegates. The principal Issue had
boon on the selection of treasurer. Tho'
owns of Sutton , Edgar and Clay Center each ?
ad prominent candidates , backed by >
olid delegations. Tbgro was , however/
universal disposition 'to ' t > o harmonious
nd after the contest had ended tliero was at
encral baud-shaking all around , and the
cgular republican vote will back up the on- '
ro ticket In November. S , A. Scarlo , o !
Cdgar , was chairman. The following ticket
pas nominated : For treasurer , W. M.
Valteis ; for clerk of the distilct court. .1. E ,
Vhceler ; for county clcik , L. F. Fryer
ho pie&cnt Incumbent ; for county judge
mlgo Canfleld ; for county superintendent
rot. Hursh ; for county sheriff , Kdwnrt
) avH : for county surveyor , K
1. Groff ; for county coroner , H
M. Elder. The delegates to the state couvoiv
Ion are : L. D. Fowler , 11. 11. Dunn , P. L
Valton , K. G. Brown. O. K. Wash. 11. M
Joldsraith , B. L. Harrington , W. P
Schockoy , Gcorgo Brige , Thomas Eluor am
" K. Howard.
The delegates to the judiciary convontloi
nro : L. G. Hurd , Thoihas Walters , M. S
: dglimton , W. S. Christy. B. M < P
Sonoy , W. S. Prlckett , Henry GrosslmnsJ
i. S. Silvers , J. B. Dlnsmore and C. it ]
Martin. The delegates aru Instructed to usol
nil honorable means to scruro tlio rcnomlna-J
Ion of Hon. W. H. Mori Is. Resolutions
, vero passed endorsing the state board ofi
transportation and favoring a two cent pass * '
onger tariff , lower freight rates and .lowo *
; eioeraph anil o.xpress rates and favoring
special session OL tlio legislature.
End of the Ouster County Fair.
linoKEN Bow , Neb. , Sept 21. ( Special to
ho Bin : . J-The Custer county fair conclude *
,0'day , , Tliero has been a dally attendance !
of from four to six thousand people. Theioi
was a very creditable display In every do- ,
paitmont. Some of Urokon Bow's most enJ (
tuiprlslng merchants displayed excellent'
taste In tlio airangcment of their exhibits !
There was the usual amount of racing. Ouo
of the principal features ol the entertainment ,
was the excellent music furnished by Fiai'
zcll's band of thirteen pieces.
The city Is to have two food mills , onfl.
planing mill and anotiior largo two-story
brick block yet this fall.
Victory Assured. .
N , 2-1. ( Special Telegram
to the BKK.J The republican county convon-J
tlon mot hero this afternoon and the utmosty
harmony prevailed throughout the cntiie nro- <
ceedlngs. John Nightingale was nominated
for treasurer , M. S. Phillips for county cleric ,
James Densmoro for clerk of the district
court , F. N. Gallant for superintendent , on-
schools , W. E. Goodhuo for county judge ,
and N. Beck for surveyor. The convention ,
adopted a platform strongly republican in ,
sentiment. The delegates to the judicial
convention will support Judge Morris for rol
nomination. The convention over , the rc j
publicans of Thayer county are In shape tq.
secure a glorious victory at tlio coming elccV
tlon. . _ _ _
O. A. R. Hall Dedicated.
LiTCJiriEi.n , Nob. , Sept. 24. [ Special to
thoBii : : . | The new G. A. R. hall In this
place was dedicated last night with Imposing
ceremonies. Although this Is a new townVI
tully 500 people wore presont. The cere
monies were conducted by the post com
mander , Kov. S. P. Dillon. The sneaker oC
the evening was Hon. Gcorgo Williams , ot
Grand Island , and his address of an hour's
length was listened to very attentively by the )
whole assembly. The name of the oiganl/a4 ,
tion Is Perry vlllo post G. A. K. No. 23J. Th '
Loup City Cornet baud was In attendance.
Waterworks For Oavld City. ? , Nob. , Soot. 24. [ Special.Telev
gram to the Bun. | Schroedcr Bros , obtained
the contract to-day to construct a system oftj
waterworks for David City for the sum o
g'-i-J.OOO. The very satisfactory manner In
vthlcli thev built the waterworks tor Column
bus gave tlicm prestige with David City of
ficials and a guarantee to secure an honest
job. The Columbus system ot standplpo and .
direct nressuto combined will not bo dupll-
ca'et' ' ' '
. _
Colfax County's Republican I'rinia *
bciiuvi.nn , Neb. , Sept. 24. | .Special Tele
gram to the BPE. | The first skirmish in the
campaign In this county beiran to < nliht In
tlio republican primaries. In this precinct ,
which has a delegation ot twenty-eight , the
main light was on the candidate for ticas- ,
urer. Thuio weio three tickets In the field , i
tliero being that many candidates for that
olllco. A delegation favorable to John Prokes
was elected.
.TcflTerHon County Republican ! ) .
FAiinitmv , Neb. , Sept. 2-1. | Special Tele
gram to the BriKj The republican conven
tion held to-day was largo and harmonlons *
The following county olllcers were nomin
ated and will bo elected : Kobert Truman ,
troasnier ; J. N. Thompson , clerk ; Jamoa
Ireland , slicrlll ; Edward Coles , superintend
ent of public Instruction ; W. C. Wiley ,
county judge ; A. W. Mathews , clerk ot tlia
dlstiict court ; N. E. Davis , surveyor ; Dr ,
Dodge , coroner.
Violently Insane.
COI.UMIIUS , Neb. , Syot. 2t. | Special Tele
gram to the Br.n.J George Davis , slier 1 ( Tot
Madison county , had to lay over at the depot
to-day wltti an insane man named Joe Lowe ,
about one hour. Lowe was violent , wanting
to light everyone he saw and was with ditll-
culty i entrained from beating his head
against the stone wall of the. depot.
A. 1'romlnont Democrat Wedded.
NOKKOI.K , Nut ) . , Sept. 21. [ Special Telw
gram to the Bii.l ; Dr. A. Hear , the well
known democratic politician , returned front
the cast to-day witti a bildo. Ho was mar
ried to Miss Mamie Lcoy , at Richmond , Va , ,
on the lU'th inst.
Nebraska City by lOlcnrrlc
NciiiiASKACirv , Net ) . , Sopt. 21. [ Special
Telegram to the Bnu.l Tlio electric light
plant was finished and the. lights were sue/
cesstully turned on to-night for the llrsl
A TnHto of Frost.
NOIIKOI.K , Neb , , Sept. 21. [ Special to tli <
HIK. : | A slight frost was visible hero thli
morning , the lirst \ > l the season. Crops U
this becti on are beyond the danger of frost.
Fnlrbiiry's Fnlr.
FAiiini'iiY , Neb. , Sept. 21.1 Special Tele-
pram to tlio Bii : : | 'Iho Jelfcrson county IM
will begin the 27th and continue through till
Cleveland's St. iloo Stay I'roloiiKcd (
ST. Josii'ji : , Mo. , Sopt. 24. [ Special Tele
gram to the BII : : . 1 The time has IICCB
changed whereby President Cleveland will
arrive at St. Joseph at : ! : l.l p. m. and leave al
S:45 : p. m. , it stay of two hours and a hall In
htend ot tlui half hour lirst reported. ThU
rhaiiL'o has been maile. , Uiiounn Col. A. U <
Dawe.s , general passmiillr agent of the Kan.
has City , St. Joe & Council Ululfa railroad ,
OUT which President Cleveland will arrivoi
All trains will bo sidetracked for the presU party , and the attcrnoon trains out of
the city will be held until the departure ol
the president. The trains villl \ > o made ug
bctuHtui Omaha and St. Joseph und SU Jo >
bcph and Kanb-as City.