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SEVENTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , WEDNESDAY ; MORNING , OCTOBER 20 , issr. NUMBER 130
DUBLIN ALL EXCITEMENT ,
The Proclamation of a Mooting
Oauecs Grout Indignation.
LORD SALISBURY'S DIPLOMACY.
IIIn NcKotlatlotiH With Franco Ap
proved Jenny Llnd News Prom
Stanley A TcnorHlngcr's llo-
maitcc FnrclKH Kvciits.
Incitement. In Cork.
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LONDON , Oct. 25. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to the Hr.K. ] The city of
Cork Is In a state of Intense excitement. The
( lopuliice are hi the streets and n detachment
of military mill police are parading the thor
oughfares. The mayor , the high flherllT , and
Messrs. IJIlInn , Flynn , O'Sliea , Lane , Cox ,
Tanner , Healy and Hooper , M. P's. , arc
counselling the crowds not to n\vo \ tlio armed
forces a chance to murder them. Thucxelte-
incnt IH the rcHiilt of the government's pro-
clamatfoii forbidding thu holding of meetings
of citizens in thu corimration chambers to
protest against the recorder of Cork being
permitted to adjudlclato In the W. O'Urien ,
M. P.'s apM.'iil | case against the decision of
the Mltchellstown magistrates , the re
corder being u pronounced govern
ment partisan. Three hundred military
und police seized the coriwrate chambers , pre
venting the entry of the mayor of the corpo
ration and citizens. Even the clerks and cor
porate officers were refused admission. Sub
sequently the military were evaded and a
meeting held in thu chamber of commerce.
The mayor presided. The Catholic ; and
Protestant clergymen , members of parlia
ment previously mentioned and influential
citlrcns were present. Resolutions were
passed protesting against the recorders being
permitted to adjudicate O'Uricn's case , also
protesting against the tyrannical and uncon
stitutional action of the government In pro
claiming the peaceful city of Cork and the
suizure of the corporate chambers , the citi
zens' property. Dr. Tanner , M. P. , is now
addressing the meeting. At the other end of
the city the authorities are marching armed
forces through the streets and It Is feared a
collision will ensue. Tremendous excitement
prevails. A copy of the proclamation was
publicly burned by the mayor.
SnliHhn ry'HFritiiuhNcgot lat IOIIH Lord
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LONDON , Oct. 25. [ Now Yorkllerald Cable
Special to the HKI : | The two chief polit
ical parties here nro perfectly satisfied with
the settlrment arrived at with France. Some
of the strongest opponents of thu ministry
acknowledge that Salisbury has shown great
RcuU'iioes , lie itupt lils negotiations a pro
found secret until they \ver successful.
There is , however , a fly in the ointment. The
opinion gains ground that something more
was agreed upon than appears In the conven
tion. I hinted at the truth in my last dis
patch and the reader may tuku it for granted
that a private understanding was arrived at
with Flourens concerning the English
uvaeuatkm of Egypt. Undoubtedly no
pQsltlve condition was made , hence
Blowitz in the Times prints
a mock remonstrance with Flou-
rens for appearing to press the British
government into a corner. This Is merely a
ruse do guerre. Tim fact will not bo denied
that the two governments have cotno to an
agreement on this critical point , England
being left in a position to assert no material
alteration in her policy. The government
lias no dcslro to prolong Its occupation. A
comparatively small fraction of the public
wish for it und the majority of both parties is
against it. The government , therefore , runs
little risk in giving assurances witisfrctory to
Franco. It is thus in a position to meet par
liament unfettered by any dinicultlcs abroad
and fully hopes to have Ireland in a much
more settled state. The nation decidedly ap
proves of the removal of causes of future dis
agreement with Franco. Salisbury's reputa
tion , as a quiet , steady , safe , foreign
minister is greatly enhanced. The
same degree of firmness is not shown
at home , good grounds having been given the
rioters to proclaim a victory over the police.
'Sir Charles Warren decided , once for all , to
prohibit the daily meeting in Trafalgar
square ; Matthews returning from Holliday
orders the withdrawal "of the . prohibition
and the mob is , of course , triumphant and
the police nro discouraged. This shllly shnlly
game will lead to mischief. Among other
things it will increase the discontent already
smouldering in the police force in consequence
quence of contradictory orders and the ex
cessive amount of work thrown upon them.
Thp police seem to bo the rock upon which
Matthews is destined to bo wrecked on first
the Cass case , now the handing over of a
part of the West End to the mob. The shop
keepers of the neighborhood nro in dispulr
tit the bud outlook for the Christmas trade.
You will soon hear of Indignation meetings
in all directions. A breeze is getting up
against the government as foreseen by Glad
stone. If ono ministry is afraid , another
must bo called in. Such is Gladstone's
Chamberlain having received numerous
threatening letters from America and all
ports of warnings not to go , no ono who
knew the man could doubt what ho would do
resolve to pcrsovero with the original plan ,
Ho may well consider the bitter risk of
failure rather than to yield to thu menaces 01
have it said that ho was afraid to hhow his
face In the states. The American corrcs
pondcntof the Dally News , referring to mj
dispatch stated that none but QliuUtonlam
would stand chance of dealing with youi
government. This is not admitted hero and
cannot bo taken as the basis foi
action by any ministry. The American gov
eminent never identified itself with elthci
English party when issues of Internationa !
importance were ut stake. Northcoto was
not a GlRdstonian , though sent out by Ciad
stone , any more than Gladstone was t
Diirbylto , though dispatched to the lonlar
islands by Lord Derby. Under all the cir
cumstunccs the general opinion Is tha'
Chamberlain better see It through. Tlx
American government will find him nnxioui
to do what Is right. He is straightforward
plain 'and sensible , llko John Bright. Ii
every respect , u man of first rate abilities
, His Irish opinions are what they are. Hi
holds they hava nothing to do with the com
Ing negotiations , Thc.ro ho is rnUtakcn , bn
will go his own road.
Thure Is now likely to lie a goodly rev
over the codiuulrum propounded by Glad |
btono last week whether some conservative
before the last election did not premise ti
vote against coercion. Uisunccrtamwhctho
any did. O'Connor cites two cases , not iiiuel
In point , If consistency Is a test of politic. !
Virtue. It Is haul to say who will -como ou
untculhcd. The position of affairs Is change *
round since the election of ' 85 and mcn-hav
it. Even O'Connor's
of the Gladstone-Larcourt liberal party gen
erally , Is not what it was. Then it will bo
curious to sco who takes first prize In this
Although the public reports of the condi
tion of Jenny Lind have been more unfavor
able for the last day or two , privately no
hope is entertained of her recovery. The
cause appears to bo a general failure of her
vital powers. She suffered much from bron
chitis nnd has became very thin and weak
und seldom went out. No one ever before
the publio led a more pure or blameless life
or will be more respected when she Is gone.
Her fortune has been a source of good to
thousands of the homeless and friendless of
all nationalities. Llko Christina Nllson ,
who Is also in very bud health , Llnd was
always proud of her humble origin and re
tained her true simplicity of life , love of
homo and retirement to the last. Frequently
She sioku ) with a high appreciation of Bar-
mini who , when she found the agreement
signed not us favorable us it should have been ,
said , "Tear It up and till In another ono on
your own terms nnd I will sign it. " She
mudu twenty thousand pounds In America
and gave It all away in charities. Her hus
band was conductor of one borles of her
American concerts. Tlio manner In which
she defended him when accused of gambling
her money away Is still remembered. Her
earnings and fortune wore n trillo rotnparrd
with tlio enormous sums gained by Pattl , but
sufficient to cnablo her to do a world of good.
DTo-diiy's World says : "Tlio Duchess of
New Castle nnd Mr. Hatcher , who arc now
in town , return next week to Clumber. "
This suggests some strange recollections.
Anastaslus Hope had by his first wife the
lulu Beresford Hope. His second wlfo was
.governess to the children of the first und her
daughter is at present Duchess of New
Castle. The duke , like the rest of his family
except his parents , was a bad lot. In
Exeter's time , people began to notice that
a remarkable friendship was established
between a tenor singer , named Tom Hatler ,
and the duchess. U caused a good deal of
comment at the time. Mrs. Hope did her
best to silence the nwkwark rumors.
At lust the entire mcnago went from
bad to worse. The duke gambled
and lived anyhow ; tlio duchess nnd
the tenor defied appearances and publio
opinion. The tenor's appearance in the con
cert room grow rare. Ho never was a great
favorite , as ho had a powerful , but coarse ,
voice. IIo took his voice to the best market.
The duke went away and the tenor took his
place. The duke died and the duchess mar
ried the tenor. Dcepdcno is on tlio Surrey
Loveless estate , where Disraeli wrote Con-
ingsby. Clumber park Is in the heart ot
Itobln Hood's Sherwood forest. All uro frco
for Tom Halter to roam over and his move
ments are duly recorded in the fashlonublo
newspapers. Even Sims llccvcs has not
done RO well as this.
Before Lord Lytton goes to Paris , people
want to know , Will ho finjsh his father's
memoirs ! If ho docs , some very curious
things will bu made known. The late Lord
Lytton was an absolute believer In astrology
aitrt spiritualism. The present lord told mo
his father had east a horoscope of Disraeli
when a very young man which came out true
to thu letter. Among his papers are horo-
scoped other great men. Some are still liv
ing and have verified these predictions re
markably , even by recent events. The
haunted room at Knebworth where Castle
Kcagh saw the vision of the yellow boy
passing his hand across his throat foretell
ing hh future fate is still an
object of dread to the servants but
the late lord frequently used it.
His recorded experiences In the world of
shadows fur surpass anything over published.
Tlio present lord began his father's memoirs
on too largu u scale and cannot complete
them. He does not like turning over the
papers to strangers. Whenever they sco the
light they will cause a great sensation.
The papers to-day are full of rumors about
changes in the ministry. Days ago you were
in possession of all the facts. There is abso
lutely nothing to be added to them. Hurt-
tlngton will most certainly not join the min
istry at present. AMc.MllEHOFPAIlLIAMEXT.
KA1SKR WILLIAM'S SPOUT.
The Old Man 1'utH In a ! $ ! Day
tGpi/rfht / ( ; tSS ? by Jumcs 6 < > r < ? on lltnnctt. ' ]
WEHNiNnr.UODE , AT THE FOOT OF Till !
BKOCKF.N HAHTZ MOUNTAINS , Oct. 25. ] Now
York Herald Cable Special to the BEE. ]
Kulser Wllhelm is none the worse for his
hunting trip to Count Stolberg's castlo. The
long drive through the Hurtz hills , followed
by hours of shooting in n cold , windy atmos
phere , has left his majesty still strength
enough to stand in p. snow storm viewing
fourteen 'deer nnd twelve1 wild
swine which fell to his gun ,
later in the day to dine in company
with Chief Huntsman Mueller nnd several
other officers of the count's household , nppcnt
at the castle windows to view by torchlight
thu game laid out In the castle court yard ,
ami finally a gumo of billiards as the ending
for a day which would Inivo tired some
younger men moro than it appeared to tire
the oldest huntsman present. After the
kaiser finished shooting I stood within urnu
length of him ns ho inspected the game ant
chatted with Graf Stolbcrg over the day's
shoot. The emperor stood firmly , unex
hnusted by the cold or the recoil of his gun ,
spoke clearly nnd showed much Interest ir
ull that was going on. He
shook his cano laughingly at young
Graf Stolborg , who , in spite of a poor place
bag-fed the best horns obtained to-day ,
Prince William was also present and killed
eleven heml. Among others of Count Stol
berg's ' 'Hosts wore twenty princes and the
count's military men. A total of seventy-sis
head of game was killed in two hours.
Werningorodo'a greeting to the kaiser botl
last night und to-day was most enthusiastic
People streamed In by the railroad and or
foot from ull parts of the Hartz valleys
towns and villages. The hilltops , so far a :
the eye could reach from the custlo , wen
brightly illuminated both nights. To-morrov
the kaiser returns to Berlin uninjured by hi :
/SS7 by Jamrx Conloti
Oct. 25. [ Now York Herulc
Cable Special to the BEE. ] A telegram ro
ceivcd nt ther king's palace to-day bring !
news of Stanley's advance of about sovci
hundred and eighty miles since lie was las
hoard of en August 25. Ho was In cxcelten
health. Ho had mcl with a friendly reccp
tlon from thu natives la the hitherto uncx
plorcd country through which ho had to pass
As a precaution Stanley has had enti-eni'.hci
c.imps constructed at all his halting places
Thin news was brought from Stanley pool b ;
v tha sti-amu ; * Florida.
s Ill tinIV Trial liofiun.
0 DUULIN , Oct. 23. The trial of Wllllan
0h 0r Blunt opened this morning at Woodford
h Mr. Byrne said he warned Blunt twice. 01
d , the platform at the meeting of Sunday to de
list from speaking , but he went on ull
. j Maine. Witness did nut see unybody ussuul
u Blunt , but before he guvo thu order lor amis
o ! ho found him.lying ou the crcuuvl und. Lad ,
n i Blunt lying over him. . .
SHAEFFER SEVERELY SCORED
Judge Brewer Shows Up the Tricks-
A VERDICT FOR JOHN I. BLAIR.
The Defendant Muni. Lose Ills Coin *
intaftlnn Something About the
My tcrlous "P. Cardenas"
A Ilaoy Bit of Romance.
KANSAS CiTr , Mo. , Oct. 25. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The Blatr-Shaeffcr suit ,
which has become a cause eclebro , was to-day
decided In thu United States circuit court
by Judge Browcr In favor of the plaintiff.
It is the same matter for which the defend
ant , Shacffer , several years ago was sen-
.tcnccd to eight years In the penitentiary but
was granted a now trial by the supreme court
on n technicality. Shaeffcr was again in
dicted by the grand Jury and the case is now
pending In the Jackson county commercial
court. The plaintiff is John I. Blair , the
millionaire and railroad magnate of Blairs-
town , N. J. The opinion is the most scathing
ever delivered in the United States
court in this state. This bill was
filed to compel the execution of
a deed and for a decree adjudging that the
defendant lias no interest in the land and en
joining him from interfering therein , The
facts are these : On February 4 , 1884 , the
parties entered into the following contract :
"That Samuel C. Shacffer , of Lancaster , O. ,
having contracted with P. Cardenas , of Now
York , for the purchnso of 8,047,000 acres of
land in Jackson county , Mo. , and known as
lot 7 of the estate of Thomas West , for which
land Shaeffer was to pay Cardenas $21,882 , ,
contracts with John I. Blair for the
sale of the same tract , the contract to bo in
Shneffer's name and n warranty deed of the
same to bo made in Blair's name , Blair to
furnish a check for $21,882. " A similar
agreement was made between Shacffer nnd
Blair as to the Marion West estate for $34.-
55 ! , und another agreement in which
Blair was to furnish sufficient sums
to buy up the pretended claims of
the Anthony heirs to this property. An
other contract was made between Blair and
Shacffer. Shaeffcr to purchase sixty-nine
acres of land from John S. West , adjoining
the above-named lands , at a price not exceed
ing $27,000. Shaeffer was to stake off the
lots and to receive 5 per cent commission
upon the gross sales to bo on the approvul of
Bluir. When Blair had received back from
Shueffer nil the money ho paid him to pur
chase the lands , with 8 per cent interest , the
remainder of the land wastobedividedGOpcr ,
cent to go to Blair und 40 per cent to Shacffer.
Shaeffcr obtained possession of the lands ,
and upon Blair's demand for a deed of the
same ho refused to give ono. Judge Brewer
in his opinion says : "The first question
arises on the construction of the contract.
'Shueffer ' insists that ho is the
absolute owner , and Blair maintains that ho
was only his agent. Shaeffer ulso claims
that a partnership was formed , ho putting in
his time und services against Blair's money.
In every partnership there must bo a com
munity of Interests but in the above contract
there was no such community of interests us
authorises each party to make contracts , in
cur liabilities , Manage tbo whole business
and dispose of the property. SinJsflcr US UP
agent of Blair , was not entitled to his com
missions on account of gross misconduct.
Shacffer obtained quit claim deeds from the
Anthony heirs for property worth $24,000.30 ,
the consideration In these deeds being so
fixed as to amount to$8,450 , for which
amount ho drew upon Bluir.
I have little doubt that this was the fact und
that ho Intended to charge and did charge
and collect from Blair the sum of $24,000 as
the purchase price of the .property for which
ho only paid $8.500. In regard to the John
S. West tract of sixty-nine acres , Schaeffcr
purchased It for $ ' 30,000 and charged Blair
$24,000. The Marion West tracts of land
Schaeffcr purchased for $41,448 and drew up
on Blair for S44,65'J. ' In the contract with P.
Cardenas for her tract of land , ho drew on
Blair for 421,8112 , the facts being as follows :
In 18S2 ho hud purchased this land for $10-
941 , paying $3,000 down and giving security
on the land for the balanco. He immediately
conveyed this land to P. Cardenas and exe
cuted a reconveyance at twice the sum , to
wit , $21,832. This P. Cardenas was
a woman in New York who
lived with him as his mistress , bore him a
child in 1884 and died shortly thereafter.
Shaeffcr claims that after she had lived with
him awhile as his mistress their affection for
each other became so strong that while no
ceremony of marriage was performed ho rec
ognized and treated her us his wifu. But
ono conclusion can bo fairly drawn , and that
is that the property was all thu while his and
her name was used simply to cnablo him to
double the price to any purchaser. By
Shucffcr's own admissions ho got $21,330.70 of
Blair's money. As against this ho says ho
paid out for expenses $7,51U for his services ,
which wcro very valuable , which
Blair denies. But ono conclu
sion can bo drawn from this testimony ;
that Is , that In ouch of these four transac
tions Shacffer drew from his principal on
supposed purchase money to the amount of
thousands of dollars more thnn ho actually
paid out. Could any clearer cuso of gross
misconduct bu disclosed ! Can it bo said that
after such misconduct in purchasing , Blair is
still bound to accord him the right to sell ,
and give to him the commissions nnd profits
of such sales I Ho who cannot bo trusted to
buy cannot be trusted to sell. If ho defrauds
in the purchase can it bo otherwise than that
ho will defraud in the sale ! Ho who yields
not common honesty In tlio ono direction for
feits all rights in the other. It is wild by
counsel , mid the testimony seems
to warrant the assertion , that
this land has become valuable
and that the profits on Its sale would bu sim
ply enormous and the question is asked.
Ought Shaeffer to bo deprived of his share of
these profits j It may bo hard punishment ,
and yet the law , in every pngo nnd sentence
of its sacred volumes iterates and reiterates
tlio ancient truth that honesty la the best
iwlicy , and ufiirms that , thu agent who delib
erately defrauds his principal , JusMy forfeits
ull right to commissions and compensations ,
as well as loses his time and labor. Thu de
fendant us ttio agent , with nn interest , delib
erately defrauded his principal , the complain
ant , und therefore has forfeited all the inter
est and rights given to him by this contract
and the complainant Is entitled to a decree
for the deeds as prayed for.
In the law case which is brought to re
cover money fraudulently drawn from the
complainant , I state thu account thus :
Amounts received $ l 2SS0.7C ,
Amount paid out per Cur-
dunas tract $10,041.00
Amount paid outper West
Amount puid out i > cr J. S.
West tract 3,500.00
Amount paid out to An
thony heirs 24,000.30
For expenses shown in
letter of February 12 ,
and allowed 500.00
Total $ < X,2S9.3 <
Balance $32r..U.4 , (
"For this balance , Judgment will go. Th (
declarations of law requested by complain
ants ure allowed. "
The Cotton Oil TrtiKt.
NF.W YOHK , Oct. 25. It was unnouncci
yesterday that the quarrel among the trustee :
of the Cotton Oil Trustj which led to the ro
tirenicnt of John V. Lewis as president , wil
culminate to-day In the .retirement of fivi
directors , who'havobocti in sympathy will
Lewis and Trustee .McCauloy. It wai
decided yesterday to ask J , H. Fluglcr , cousli
of. Ht-nry M. Fluglw , of thu Standard Oi
coin puny , , to accept the presidency. Plaglei
agreed'On eondl.ttou that ho might name. ilv <
trustees of the new tmrd. , lib wlbhcs m'rt
assented .to , . , , ' , -
THE 0 HE ATI LAKE GALE.
More Dlsnstcrs IMportcd From the
Storm ofSMctay Night.
CoLLiN\voin , Out. , Oct. 25. The stoamcr ,
City of Owen Sound , ' of the Colllngwood
Transit company's ' line , was wrecked half a
mile east of Clappcrton Island light house
during the gale Monday morning , and her
crew were brought to this city this morning ,
having escaped drowning narrowly. The
City of Owen Sound was valued at
$2 < J,000.
SAUI.T STB MAHIR , Oct. 25. Navigation
through Luke Georguhos been opened again
this morning. The propeller George Spencer
and schooners Trenton and Tremble , which
hud been aground on the flats , were released
MAHQUETTE , Mich. , Oct. 25. A life saving
crew boarded the schooner Alva Bradley at
10 this morning and Succeeded In landing the
entire crow. Half of the men wont back on
the boat this afternoon and the remainder ar
rived hero on the noon train. The boat has
not sustained much damage.
POUT HUIIOX. Mich. , . Oct. 25. The steam
barge Osweguchle arrived down this morn
ing. She left Bay City Friday night with the
barges Morris and Dolphin , loaded with lum
ber for Cleveland. Inthe gale of Sunday
night the tow-line WM broken and the two
barges were lost. Tills morning , shortly
after the arrival of 'the Oswegachlc , the
schooner Breck sailed In , having on board
Captain Shcuhan and five sallorsof the barge
Morris. Captain Shcilmn states that the
two barges drifted urourid the lake several
hours after breaking way from the steam
barge , when the line holding the Morris und
Dolphin together parted. Several sailors on
the Morris declare Jtnat the Dolphin , after
parting from the Morris , turned over and
sank , taking the entire crow with her. The
Dolphin had a crew of six men.
A BritishBark Lost.
SAN FKANCISCO , Oet. 25. The British bark
Balaklava , from London to San Francisco ,
was dismasted during a gale and had her
decks steve in off Capo Horn. During the
gulo nine men , Including the mule , wcro
washed overboard and drowned.
Destruction of a Steamer.
LONDON , Oct. 25. The French steamer
Hendoustan , which arrived at Marseilles
yesterday from Now York , was entirely
burned last night. Sbo had 3,000 tons of
merchandise aboard , all of which was de
Kcsumptlon of Its Inquiry Nichols
On the Stand.
NEW YOHK , Oet. 25.4-Tho Pacific railroad
ommission resumed its inquiries to-day. Its
nvcstigations uro abe t'to close.
Kfrhighum H. Nichols , formerly treasurer
of the Central Branch-'of the Union Pacific
railway , then known 'ns the Atchison &
Pike's Peak railwayl\ras the first witness ,
Iis testimony was largely the same as other
witnesses before the commission regarding
.ho history of the road , etc. When ho went
to Washington in 1SC > 8 to sco about the bill
Tor the relief of the Control branch , Nichols
interviewed congress/lien. / No money was
given to congressmen , but some was ex-
iendcd in dinners for them. These wcro
given for the puriwse of getting acquainted
with the members an'd talking about the bill.
Between January and ; July , 1870 , S'33,441 was
expended for such Incidental expenses. After
some testimony regarding the purchase of the
road by Jay Gould , during which'ho failed to
explain several di cip mclc8. Commissioner
JVndersoi ; SStoBlst fcttlio witness by oski
him what had bceon * . of $131,000 fhsrg
against him on the books. Witness thought
it must have been for counsel.fccs , dinners
for congressmen and incidental expenses.
Witness thought the Central Branch was yet
entitled to government lands 190 miles be
yond the western terminus of the road. Ho
did not believe tho' fact that they had not
carried their road that distance made any dif
ference. They had filed their maps and were
exonerated from continuance of the road. Mr.
Nichols believed the } ; overnment should wipe
out the accumulation of interest on all its
claims against the Pacific railroads , us they
have all benefitted the publio to a great ex
tent. They could then pay the principal.
The Nicaragua Canal
NEW YOHK , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram to
the BEK. ] A. G. Menocal , chief engineer of
the Nicaragua Canal company , said last
evening : "Wo have been making arrange
ments to send out eight engineering parties ,
who will leave Grayton cither on the 24th or
30th of November. The preliminary surveys
nro completed , and their work will bo to lo
cate the route of the canal , including dams ,
sites , locks , etc. They will bo equipped with
boring machines and will ascertain the vari
ous strata to bo excavated. Wo expect that
their work will , bo completed in eight
months , and that July ' 1 , if not before , the
work of excavation will begin. The total
cost will bo about $05,000,000. It will not bo
all outlay. After .completion wo calculate
that one-half of the revenue of the canal will
como from California , Oregon and British
Columbia products. "
Episcopal Missionary Council.
PHILADELPHIA , Pa. , , Oct. 25. The first
meeting of the missionary council appointed
ut the last convention of the Protestant
Episcopal church was held to-day. After the
services the business session of tha council
was begun , Bishop Whlpplo presiding.
After the committee on rules had- submitted
their report the council proceeded to the con
sideration of questions submitted by mem
bers. The report OBtltb'board of managers
showed the recelpU'to be $402.440 ; as com
pared with 1880 , a decrease of $17,328. The
number of contribution congregations was
2,200 , while lastyear the number was 2.870.
Bishoii Whipplo 'mado a motion which
passed , requesting the hotiso of bishops to
create the territory of Alaska into a mission
ary district or appoint n bishop for it.
BOSTON , Oct. 25-rPerkins , Dupco & Co. ,
bunkers , successors to Charles A. Sweet &
Co. , have failed. The firm has been long of
the market. A member of the firm stated
this morning that the liabilities , which nro
all unsecured , would not exceed 40,000 ,
while the assets scarcely reach $20,000.
CINCINNATI , Oct , Hi. W. J. & J. W. Fye ,
wholesale grocers , assigned to-day. Liabil
ities , $21,000 ; asset * , $25.000.
CHICAGO , Oct. 36 ; B. C. Allen & Co. ,
deulcrs in erockcryf.mado a voluntary assign
ment this morning/Liabilities $10,000 , assets ,
$15,000. , _ _
Will Ilefuto thu Advance.
CuicAno , Oct. 25 < The coal merchants of
Chicago , nt a meeting to-day decided to resist
the advance in wages of 5 cents per ton demanded
manded by the miners at Strcator and else
where in llllois.'Tho workmen gave the
merchants until November 1 to comply with
the demand , threatening to strike on that
dstc unless the advance was forthcoming.
A committee WHS ap ] > ointed by thu merchants
to confer with the miners ut Streator on the
Dank Ilobhcrs Scared Off.
ST. Loui , Oct. 25. An attempt was made
Saturday night to rob the First National bank
at AbblngtouIllinois. The thieves had blown
open thu doors of thu vault and of the safe ,
and were frightened away while at work on
tlio money box. They closed the premises
and the vaiiH-dcoicurefulb'uiid the attempt
was not discovered until Sunday afternoon.
Women's ChrlNtlun Association.
NEW YOIIK , Oct. 25. The ninth biennial
international conference of the Women's
Christian association of the United States
and Canada -opened hero to-day. 'Orto hun
dred and four delegates'-were present from
many of. the prlncjpal cities of. the United
States , and. Canada. Mrs. Fisher ; of New
Haven , Conn. , > Vas president I the confer
ence ' ' . ; , < tf
AN HOUR WITH ANARCHISTS ,
How the Condemned Mon Look ,
Fool and Act.
SPIES A COLD-BLOODED LOVER.
The Ex-Editor Treats Poor Mule
Nln With the Utmost Indiffer
ence IjInuR an. Strong
as a Giant.
Seventeen Day * More of-Life.
CHICAGO , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] The anarchists ns they filed out
of the seven cells In "Murderer's Bdw" for
their hour's exercise this morning betrayed
neither concern nor nervousness over the
ticklish circumstance that the date for the
execution Is only seventeen days off.
"Tho time is growing near , " " remarked
Jailor Fotz as his eyes rested on the pale faces
of the doomed men.
"Do they say anything about It ! " he was
"Not a word. They ain't a bit changed , "
was the reply.
At that moment Fieldcn , with his long ,
thick hnlrandbushy beard and defiant air , was
leaning indolently against the iron railing
ust In front of his cell in an attitude of
seeming Indifference. Parsons had his soft
black hut jauntly cocked on ono side of his
head and seemedkeenly to enjoy the pros
pect of his sixty minutes' freedom without
the narrow boundaries of his prison homo.
His hair was neatly combed , his clothing
was brushed clean , and while chatting with
thrco women who called to see him he
toyed with a cigar which ho
puffed nt from time to time.
Lingg in npiwnranco grows more and more
like a wild animal every day. Ho has
broadened out across the chest since his con
finement in Jail and appears to bo as strong
as a giant. His face ana head are covered
with a mass of intractable hair and his voice
Is hoarse , thick and guttcrnl. Lingg is the
only ono of tiio anarchists whose demeanor
insn't been changed by Jail life. He is still
Icfiant. Ho walks upright llko a soldier and
ivith a heavy step , as if he wanted to crush
something every time ho put down his foot.
A young woman with an ample figure and a
icalthy , red face , is his sweetheart and calls
o sco him almost everyday. She visited
tiim this morning just a moment or' two after
Nina Vun2andt dropped in. Nina was bur-
lened with sundry baskets and parcels for
Spies , who took them with an incffusivo como -
[ > o urc , Just as a man reaches out for some
money that has long been duo him. The cx-
. ditor of the Arbeiter Zoitung is a cold
blooded gentleman. His usual expression at ,
emotion is a crafty smile , a parting of
the lips in a grin full of guile
that excises his teeth. There Is nothing sug
gestive of the lover about him in Nina's so
ciety. This morning she was at the jail be
fore Spies and his comrades were let out Into
the corridor. Her eyes were fastened on
Spies' cell the very instant she entered the
lull office. When the cell-door was'opencd at
length und Spies stepped out , her every look
followed him. Ho walked slowly and de
liberately along the iron passage without
once turning to look at her. At the turn of
the stairs Spies disappeared Around tho'cor
ner for a moment. Nina hastened to catch
uS-V33r first view of Jiim nnd then walked
rapidlyfortttirri t5-Ui.lvLroscrceu Kiid waited
for him to como up. He toolc his time did
then stood off n foot or two and cooly
surveyed the upturned face of the girl.
There was something pleading in her
look. She was all eagerness and
with feminine effusiveness proceeded at once
to tell him what she had brought him. Spies
accepted it all as a mutter of course , threw a
careless look at the parcels and then pulled
at his mustucho as if ho were n trillo bored.
On his countenance of Into there has grown
a frown. Not once did Spies direct an amia
ble look at the girl. Ho is no worse off than
Parsons , but Parsons has always a pleasant
word und ho is really bearing up with a nerve
that is the admiration of the Jail officials.
Spice tugged at his mustache with churlish
taciturnity. The warm greeting of the girl ,
her admiration of him expressed in ahundrcd
Httlo ways and her careful forethought in
the interest of his comfort , never once caused
him to thaw from his attitude of Icy reserve.
It was overwhelmingly evident this morn
ing that Spies' fancy did not lightly
turn to thoughts of lovo. On the other hand ,
Nina never once took her eyes oft him and
when at tli < Texpirution of the hour ho went
back to his cell'sho remained stock still ,
looking at him as ho walked away , entirely
oblivious of the flock of jail-birds that were
grinning nt her. She thought only of the
man whoso death is sot for November 11.
There is not much change to be noted In the
others. Schwab is as apathetic as ever. His
wife , despite her pathetic appeal , will not bo
allowed to embrace him before ho dies , so
Jailer Folz said this morning. Engcl looked
like a man who had abandoned hope , but
Fischer was talkative and sociable. None of
the doomed men like the presence of mere
curious people , and this morning none but
friends culled on them.
Silent Preparation * .
CHICAGO , Oct. 25. Preparations are al
ready being silently made for the great anti-
anarchist drama of November 11. Already ,
it is asserted , orders have been given to
members of the Second regiment of infantry
of the Illinois National guard that they will
bo required to bo on duty for a full week or
perhaps longer prior to November 11 at their
armory or wherever else their services maybe
bo required. The probability is that the First
regiment will bo called upon to
do the same. It Is under
stood , however , that neither regiment
will bo called from the armory except in case
of actual necessity. The police preparations
uround the jail uro extensive. The sheriff
hus already decided to limit the number of
these present to those that the law requires
to bo present und to a very few press repre
sentatives. Quito a sensation was caused
among the inmates of the women's depart
ment of the Jail to-day by the oftlulul request
mudo that they help sow up the shrouds and
cups to boused at the execution. The major
ity of them refused and the work will prob
ably have to bo done outside.
Anarchist Kditors Arrested.
CHICAGO , Oct. 25. Max Adlcr , Edmund
Dcuss , Frank Biehclfeld and L. Stowrowski ,
editors and owners of the anarchist organ
Arbuitcr Zcltung , wcro arrested this after
noon on the charge of criminal libel preferred
by Ernest Lcgner , formerly a friend of Spies.
The Arbeiter Zcitung has recently published
charges that Lcguer , whom the anarchists
expected to bean important witness for them ,
wus hired by the police nt the time of the
trial to go on n secret Junket nnd keep out of
the way. All the persons urrcstcd were re
leased on bond.
The FiKht Against Powderly.
CIIICAOO , Oct. 25. The first formal step
taken by any Knights of Labor assembly to
join the secession was taken to-night by
Local Assembly No. 107 ! ! , of which Parsons ,
the anarchist , is a leader. The assembly ,
after a protracted session , determined in
favor of rebellion and a bitter fight against
Powderly. The assembly has not yet , how
ever , actually withdrawn.
MixxiHi-ous , Oct. 85. The ncwecaloof
wages which geed into effect In the
dally newspaper offices of the blty November
1 , is as follows. ; Men uro to give up adver
tisements and cuts , which will now bo set up
by men working on salary , and -will receive
43 cents per liOOO Qins for ordinary
matter , The afternoon scale will be 87cents.
The Pcnnijlranla Protectionist Tnlkn
Ahovt the Tariff.
NEW YOUK , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] Congressman William D. Kelly ,
of Pennsylvania , is In the city revising the
last proofs of his forthcoming book on "In
dustries of the Southj" A reporter found
him last night and asked him what the re
publicans proposed to do In defense of the
tariff when congress reconvened. Ho said ,
among other things : "It rests with the dem
ocratic majority to take the initiative In the
matter. The president , In view of his duty
to offer such suggestions as ho may have to
congress , will dictate the method by which
such action by the fiftieth congress will bo In
vited. To prepare himself Cleveland tius hold
'a ' scries of conferences with such of the load
ers ot * his pnrty'as ho cared to talk with. It *
is said that the result of- these conferences
will not only bo an embodiment of the sug
gestions of the president's mos ago to con
gress , but llie submission of u detailed
scheme of revenue revision. Tha popular
impression appears to be that the wing of the
democratic party that Is called protectionist
, has , not been Invited to these conferences
and that it will not bo prepared to In
dorse the conclusions \vliieli President
Cleveland has ' accepted. How this
may be , I do not know. I have
heard from many sources that though Car
lisle would not permit the question of the re
peal of the tobacco taxes to be submitted to the
last session , ho and his friends have decided'
since then not only to permit it to be sub
mitted but to favor its repeal Lam told ,
however , that they will not consent to the
abolition of any other international tax. If.
the repeal of the tobacco tax shall bfc sub
mitted as a separate proposition , the repub
licans will undoubtedly accept It , for that ro-
[ luctlon nlono would bring the rccelpts'down
about $28tXX,000 ) in ono year. Ift however ,
the proposition bo connected with ono to re
duce the customs duties in the hope thereby
if curtailing the amount of current revenue ,
-ho measure will bo resisted by the rcpub-
ieans. The republican attitude on the qucs-
lon might bo thus summed up to UK frco
rado opixmcntsi "Tho object to bo obtained
s a reduction of revenue , and this is the only
means of averting a commercial and financial
crisis which may be 'as much.greater in its
effects than those of 1837 and 1657 as Is the
magnitude of the manufacturing , financial
rind other Interests of the country greater.
Yet you propose to us to mnko such changes
'n our tariff as will by inviting increased Im
portations embarrass many of our productive
industries while increasing the dully receipts
sf the country in spite of the repeal of' the
' : obacco tuxes which you offer. "
POISOXEH HIS SISTEH.
The Confession of a Suicide in San
SAN FKANCISCO , Oct. 25. At the coroner's
inquest'to-night on the .body of Henry Bcn-
; iayon , who committed suicide last.Sunday
night , a letter was made public , written by
Uonhayon before his death.mid-addressed to
he coroner. In the letter Bonhayon makes
i positive statement that ho alone
s responsible for the death of
Ills sister , Cecilia Uovycrs , In
November , 1SS5. IJr. J. M. Bowers , hus
band of the latter , is now in the county jail
under sentence of death for her supposed
murder. On the trial it was prove'd that she
had been killed by poison and the circum
stantial evidence against her'husband was
so strong that the Jury returned a verdict
against him. Bonhayon says ho killed his
sister to get her life insurance.
Horrlhle1 Worlc of Flrti'Bng * .
GRAND RAI-IDS , Mich. , Oct. 25. An at
tempt to burn thirty Italians asleep In a
ilding" ' " th-Hv awhip of Paris , Kent coun
ty , was frustrated last nfg'nt tix the timely
warning of ono of the men who awoke and
found the building in flames. There have
been hard feelings existing between this
crew and another crew at work on the rail
road near by. About 10 o'clock hist night
an unknown man crept Into a vacant room
and set lira to. the house , and then joined the
party on the outside , who barricaded the
doors and unsuccessfully used every effort to
keep the inmates from escaping.
Conspiracy in a Corpse.
LONDON , Oct. 25. A man died suddenly in
South London and the police took charge of
his body. In searching the clothing of the
dead man the fact was discovered Ilia the
was an American and was connected with
the dynamite conspiracy. The names of his
fellow conspirators wcro given , but the IK > -
hcowill not bo able to arrest them because
they have not committed overt acts. The in
quest over the remains will be held tomorrow
row und full disclosures regarding the con
spiracy arc probable.
Death of Reiucnyl.
NEW YOUK , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram to
the BEE. ] A cable dispatch announces the
death by drowning in shipwreck off the coast
of Madagascar , of Ucmenyi , the Hungarian
violinist , who spent some considerable time
in the United States. Ho had a wlfo and
two sons in Paris , but appears to have
treated them with neglect. Ho was born in
Lor Nebraska : Fair , warmer weather ,
light to fresh southerly winds , shifting to
For Iowa : Warmer , followed by colder ,
fair weather , light to fresh southerly winds ,
shifting to northwesterly.
For Eastern and Central Dakota : Colder ,
fair weather , light to fresh northerly winds.
Suit AgnltiHt Gould Discontinued.
New YOUK , Oct. 25. The $0,000,000 , suit
against Jay Gould and Russell Sago as trus
tees of Kansas Pacific railroad securities ,
brought by Stoop , t Keno , of Amsterdam ,
was discontinued this efternoon by their
attorney in this city on telegraphic orders
from his clients. Tlio cause is not known on
this side of the water.
P > nis , Oct. 25. The Figaro states that the
czar visited Copenhagen with a view of tak
ing decisive action In rcjsr ; < l to Bulgarian
affairs , and that ho has formed nn antl-Ccr
man alliance between Russia , Belgium , Hol
land , Sweden and Denmark. Other powers
are expected to join the alliance.
The French ChamucrH.
PAIIIS , Oct. 25. The legislative chambers
reassembled In the chamber of
ties Rouvicr , prlmo minister and minister of
finance , Introduced n bill providing for an
extraordinary army and navy credit of
A llcply to the Count of I'arln.
PAIIIS , Oct. 25. Prince Victor Napoleon
has issued a manifesto in reply to the mani
festo issued by the Count of Paris some time.
ago. Ho demands an appeal to the people
and osserts that the Napoleons nlono can give
Franco a strong demooratlo government.
Keeping Up the Fight.
LONDON , Oct. 25. Tim English Homo Rule
union has resolved to continue the holding of
meetings in Ireland notwithstanding tlio ar
rest of Mr. Wilfred Blunt and to send an
other deputation to that country.
An Inquiry to Uo Instituted.
PAIUS , Oct. 25. Ih the chamber of deputies
to-day M. Dorano ( Bonapurtlst ) , moved that
a committee bo appointed to innuiro Into the
Caffarel-Wllson Legion of Honor decoration
scandal and demanded urgency for his
motion. The motion was curried.
Tlio English Turf.
LONDON , Oct' . 25 , 'rho races for the Cam-
bridgcshlre stakes at the Nownmrkct Houghton -
ton mccUog to-day wa won by Qiorlatiou.
SHALL CORMANITES GOVERN ?
The Great Question Which Mary *
land Will Dooido To-Day.
BALTIMORE IN BATTLE ARRAY *
The independents Confident of Dcinf
Able to Cast Off the Yoke of
IloBfdHttt A Hurvoy of
Maryland' * Political Contest.
BALTIMORE , Oct 25. [ Speclal Telegram tq
BEE. ] To-morrow the question , "Shal |
Gorman continue to dominate In the polltlca
df Maryland ) " 'will bo practically settled.
The polls for the municipal election in BultU
more will open at 0 o'clock to-morrow morn'
ing and by midnight it will bo known whether
the anti-Gorman ( tortion of thu population )
Is numerically strong enough to throw the )
yoke which Gorman and his crowd hava
upon the necks of the people. State and mu
nicipal Interests alone are Involved in the )
contest this year. Whatever the result maybe
bo to-morrow in the Maryland election or on
the Sth of November when n now govcrno *
will bo chosen , it will hnvo no bearing whaU
over Upon national questions , yet the result )
may. bo fraught with great things in con *
nectioti with tlio campaign of 18S8. If tha
Independents should win the contest to-mor *
raw they are morally certain to win in thq
state election next month. If they win , then
Maryland is assured a new election Invt
'which ' will do a great deal towards removing
the stigma of political corruption -which )
is the curse of the state. To-nitfhl BalUmor < i
is as quiet , , as u country village to all
outward appearances. The headquarters of
the clubs und associations alone exhibit any'
animated activity. The brunt of
the campaign has been fought and thu liulo
pendents beltovo that they have won. Mr.
John K. Cowen , who , has been foremost In
the ranks of the Independent democrats , wo4
scon by your correspondent to-night Just ad
ho was going homo. Ho said there was nofe
the slightest doubt as to the result to-morrow
The Gorman ticket will bo defeated squarely
by a good , round majority , but it is not cor *
tain that u fair count can bo secured. Then }
la a bettor prospect of u fair count to-nighft
than there has been in Maryland before. ThcV
final changes in the judges of election wen ) .
; nado to-day. In every polling precinct the
.ndependcnts huvo secured the appointment !
> t a republican on the board and the reformers - )
ors express satisfaction with the selections
made. Besides this they have secured wi
order from the board of police directing that )
two reputable citizens from each party bo
admitted to .each . of the polling placed
o watch the count. This is u grcaft
and important victory. It was won only
after n hard tight and the police commls *
sioners reluctantly yielded. Hcsldcs thes
Bafegtiurds-tha.uutl-Gorman party will hav'i
eight watchers utcuclrpoll- in spito. , c
all , they are afraid that the Gorinuns m
prove too much for them. Their fears are
lot groundless , cither. Gorman , Hlgginsj
llasln , "Sonny" Mahone , Thomas , "Haek'J '
3uinn , and all the other delcctablo political
cutthroats are in close consultation at Barf
num's hotel to-night , and it. is easy to under *
stand that the republicans and iudcpcadcn
fear that some dark plot Is hatching.
Mr. Blakistonc , chairman of the indopend-
int city convention , was asked to-night what
Uo thought of the outlook. Ho replied )
"IJartlutt , the republican nominee for mayofi
will have a fair majority of from twelvfl
hundred to fifteen hundred. Of this thai
"regulars" will probably steal from six
eight thousand , but ho will bo elected in/
spite of all they can do. " ' ' [
These figures are somewhat higher than )
the estimate of other independent lenders *
Mr. John C. Hose , ti prominent republican. ,1
and the attorney of the reform league , place *
Bartlott's majority at from six to eight
thousand and ho expects that from thrco to
four thousand of thu majority will bo stolen.
Others , notably Mr. Irvine Cross , agree will !
him as to thu slzo of the majority , und ull
seem confident that the republican ticket will
bo elected. Senator Gorman's friends curry'
u bold front. They insist that the imlepend-j
cut revolt docs not amount to anything anil
that Mr. Latrobe will receive the normal
democratic majority. Still they ore working
hard to keep them. \
To-day the Washington navy yard and the
departments were extensively canvassed and
all BaltimorcntiB were ordered homo to vet <
under threats of loss of places. Those unuhU
to pay their own furo wore provided will :
tickets and to-night the trains from Wash
ington were filled with voters froa
At the reformer's headquarters a telegram )
was received to-night to the effect that H
gang of thirty-flvo reporters left Philadelphia
by bo.'tt this afternoon and are duo to urrlvQ
hero at 4 a. m. Another report is that a gantf
of toughs has been secured in New York und
that they will bo hero to do Gorman's bld
ding early in the morning. It was feared
week ago that an attempt would bo made toj
"rough the city , " but if any such attempt
was intended it has probably been abandonee *
and the ring will devote their energies to tha
manipulation of the ballots after the polls
have been closed.
Garret t and Gould.
NEW YORK , Oct. 25. [ Special Telegram Ut
the BEE. ] Tlio last words which Hoberl
Garrett hurled back from the rear platform )
of thu special train that was carrying him to
his palace in Mexico wcro : "Don't let Jay
Gould steal the state of Maryland before 1
get back. " It did not require this extravo
gant utterance to convince Wall street that
Garrett was not in full possession of his men
tal faculties. His eccentricities immediately
after his return from Europe wcro suftlcU
cntly striking. Jay Gould said yesterday : " |
have seen reported statements of Garrett , I
think ho has been subject to these ( Us foi
several years. Once or twlcu in my intcrj
course witli him I have been indications ol
mental aberration , " ,
The following letter was sent by Gonlu tj
the head of thu Hultimoro & Ohio syndicate ,
J. U. Morgan : "It might bo well to control
diet tlio current report that undue advantagti
Wiistakcn of Unrroll in the sale of the tulu *
graph lines to thu Western Union company.
Thu negotiations for tliis were first opened.
with mo by Garrett personally during thoj
sail on the Atalanta to Irvington , early in
Juno , ISSH. As Garrett was iSwu just lcuv <
ing for KUIOIM ) ho Informed mo ho iir.U Jc/l
full power with Messrs. Cowan and King to
consummate thu salu during his absence. Thesd
negotiations which were temporarily sus
pcntlcd during thu prospective sales to Sully
and Ivos were again resumed before Garrctt'u
return trip to Europe , culminating in thu said
by tlio syndicate to thu Western Union
. . *
Preparing to Annihilate the Oowiu
ST. PAUL , Oct. 25. Troops are engaged in
throwing up earthworks and perfecting a
system of defenses for Fort Custer , Mont.
Two companies of infantry from Fort Miss *
on hi reached Custer to-night. It Is thought
that the troops sent from Clioyenno agency
will arrive to-morrow evening , und the move *
ments ut Custer will begin ut once the.i'0-f
after. _ <
Chilly W < ; iithcriii Dakota.
ST. I'xut , , Oct. 25. The cold weather 08
yesterday and last night is reported as the
sharpest over known in Dakota so- early in
the season. At Huron the mercury wcntt
down to 5 ahovo zero this afternoon , and att
1'cinblna last night it touched 0 below.
Gould Goon For Hooka.
Nr.w YOUK , Oct. 20. Jay Gould's steam )
yadit.Atahintu passed out to-day on her way1
to Gibraltar. . Gould will ' sail Saturday on.
Pr 'iici | line steamer , , , . ' '
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