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SEVENTEENTH YEAT ? . OINtAHA. SUNDAY MOBNING , OOTOBEE 30 , 1887.-TWELYE PAGES. NUMBER 134J
The Republic Greatly Excited Over
the Wlleou Imbroglio.
FACING A TERRIBLE ORDEAL.
A. Ministerial and Presidential Oriels
TALKS WITH LEADING STATESMEN
Interviews On the Probability of
FIGURIN G ON HIS SUCCESSOR.
Do Froyclnot and Ferry the Most
ENGLAND'S POLITICAL SITUATION
Churchill's Attitude Occupying the
CHAMBERLAIN ASSUMES BRAVERY
lie Affects to Feel No Fcnr
Ills Contemplated Trip to the Unit
ed Stairs Another Cowardly
Kvlutlon In Ireland Other
A Double Crisis.
IComirliilit by Jninca Gordon ncnnett. ]
PAIHH , Oct. 29. [ Now York Herald Cable
Sjieclul to the UKK. ] Since 1&71 republican
Prance has not been confronted with nn or
deal so severe as the one now precipitated
by the Wilson Imbroglio. Franco is rushing
full speed not only Into u ministerial but a
presidential erisis , causing convulsions that
nr6 likely lo vibrato the very vitals of the
nation whether Wilson bo guilty or innocent.
Every Frenchman whether republican , roy-
nllst , Imperialist or radical throughout the
length and breadth of the land from Mar
seilles to Calois , fiom the Atlantic to the.
Vosges , feels in his heart of hearts that his
own personal honor is tainted by the fact that
the moral atmosphere of the telyseo palace
has been contaminated by the vagaries of the
nearest nialo relative of the chief magistrate
of his nation. The burning question to
day in everybody's mouth is what
will Orovy do now ? As a matter of fact ,
Grovy has already decided to port company
with his son-in-law , and this morning three
largo cart loads of M. Wilson's books , pic
tures , furniture , stationery and brio-ti-bracs
went rumbling over the pavement from t".io
Elyseo palace to his sumptuous hotel in the
Avenue Ircna. M. Grcvy is a shrewd man
and kc ( ) s his own counsel , so that as to what
his present intentions are I can only say this :
I have had an hour's conversation this morn
ing with three personages who arc in the im
mediate entourage of the president and these
gentlemen assured mo most positively and
emphatically that M. Grcvy has decided not
to resign even if the parliamentary investiga
tion into M. Wilson's transactions bo decided
upon ; that M. Orevy feels it to be his
boundcn duty'to remain president of the
republic until the parliamentary commission
washes M. Daniel Wilson clean of all the
charges implicating his honor as u deputy
and n gentleman or proves him guilty. Thus
for the moment everything hangs upon the
Judgment as it were of this second llanicl.
This forenoon I called upon M. Wilson at
his now famous hotel in the Avenue Irene ,
the largo portecochero of which was sur
mounted by. the wrought iron initials , "J.
G. , " standing for .lules Grevy. After pullIng -
Ing a beautiful mediaeval bronze bell knob
the door opened and I was conducted into n
small but luxuriously furnished cabinet do
travail filled with precious bronzes and
bibelous. A few memento later the servant
reappeared and announced , "M. Wilson is
not residing here. " It was true that ho had
been there n quarter of an hour before , but
M. Wilson had returned to Elyseo palace ,
whcro ho still resides. In u few minutes I
was driving rapidly to Elyseo. The sentries
of the garden public showed mo the way to ;
M. Wilson's apartments , whcro I was re
ceived by M. Wilson in nn ante-room , Din
which letters , documents , telegrams and
newspapers were scattered about In the most
artistic profusion. M. Wilson , dressed hi 9tU
long , double-breasted frock coat and dark grey
trousers , was pacing rapidly up and down the
room. Ho seemed nervous and excited and
looked nt least ten years older than on tlio
occasion of my previous Interview with him
at Elyseo a fcw days boforcotho Tours meet
ing. I was surprised to llnd that his auburn
hair and board had during the short interval
become tinged with gray. I asked : "What is
your opinion about tlio proposed parliament
ary committee of investigation ! "
M. Wilhon looked up quickly , and with u
determined expression said : "I welcome it
with open arms , but my situation remains ex
actly the same as before the Tours meeting.
I have nothing to fear from the most rigid in
quisition. The Tours affair was simply nb
surd. The meeting thcro was composed bof
two classes the nobility and the wealthy
bourgcosio on the one hand , who are all icuc-
tionimircs , and the workmen on the other
hand , who arc alt radicals or socialists. My
' true constituents the wine-growers and peas-
'nuts were not on hand. Besides ,
thcro are at Tours over two thousand
shoemakers , and you know that shoemakers
are the most virulent of all radicals. But in
spite of this meeting being packed with my
enemies , there was not one serlou piece of
evidence preferred against me. 1 am delighted -
lighted If it will only bo held. If oven its
members bo uiy bitterest foes , so much the
better , for then nobody can complain of any
favoritism shown mo.
Correspondent What effect Is the commis-
Blon of Inquiry likely to luivo on President
Wilson That Is whcro the real danger lies.
This whole thing is stalled with the object
of bullying M. Grovy Into resigning. 1 am
merely the tool that his cucuilcs are working
Correspondent-Do you think they will
succeed in bullying Grovy into resigning !
Wilson No , they wont. M , Grovy will
not move until the lust vest If o of evidence
1ms been thoroughly sifted. The chamber of
deputies is now fairly aroused. Their attacks
against mo have become nioro and moro vie
lent. Their blaso palates Imva been ilcklcd
With ordinary spices and condiments until
ROjv nothing but the hottest caycnno pepper
BuIUcca , They now rcqu.Iro cayenne Just as
men who have abused the use of alcohol llnd
themselves forced to have resource to vitriol ,
Tl 9 eiijucto Will be pregnant with piquant.
details disastrous to many n deputy , but. as
for myself , I welcome It as a salvation.
Correspondent Do you Intend to remove to
your hotel In the Avcnuo Ircna ?
Wilson I have sent many of my books
and furniture and bric-a-brac there , but I
bhnll continue to reside at Ellyseo palace un
til I am summoned before the commission of
Corresitondcnt Will you permit mo to nsk
you a very delicate question ? The prevailing
opinion In Paris to-day is that you have made
from your own | > ont ! of view two serious
mistakes that the people nlrcady.assumo to
bo fatal admissions on your part. I refer to
your returning the borrowed state papers
and the refunding of these 40,000 , francs for
the stumps that you omitted to put on your
200,000 private letters that wore franked
under the presidential seal.
Wllson-I only did what I think to bo
fair and honorable. The papers belonged to-
the ministry of France , and by returning
40,000 francs for letters wrongfully franked
I felt my conscience clear. "
With these words the Interview ended.
1 next called upon M. Edmund Mngnlcr-
cditor of republican Evcnemcnt , who slnco
childhood . has been an intimate friend of
Wilson and one of his stuunchest defenders.
M. Mngnicr sold : "M. Wilson has com
mitted heavy faults. Ho has been more than
Imprudent. Ho has followed practices which
suflleo to call down upon him the most legiti
mate severities , but ho has begun his con
fession and restitution. Moreover , his
doings are personal to himself. Hut what
some wish to do is to dishonor the president
of the republic. These would-bo extreme
republicans swear that they do not wish to
bo revenged on M. Grovoy. Ho hus never
been forgiven for allowing General
Boulnngcr to bo sent to Clcrmont
Ferrand. The monarchists , irreconcilable
cucmics of the republic , have seized with
avidity upon the Wilson affair. It will bo a
weapon for them at the elections , but they do
not expect to wait so long. They wish us to
turn over this republic to them after wo have
soiled our hands. The king Is ready to get
on horseback. His partisans are gathering
at Dordrecht. It would bo folly to dissimu
late that a vacancy in the presidency would
at the present moment open a crisis of which
no one could force the end. There would bo
the most dissimilar candidatures. Wo should
have M. Do Frcyclnct , General Boulanger ,
M. Leon , say the Duo tl'Aumule ,
General Saussier and M. Jules
Ferry. It is not necessary for
M. Jules Grevy to defend himself against the
attacks that assail him. His life replies to
his detractors. To defy them more openly
he has cut oil all communication with his son
in-law , M. Wilson , and has loft the Elysce.
Tills step being taken , M. Grcvy should not
show feebleness or allow himself to be driven
from the chief magistracy. An abdication
would bo an avowal of culpability. If the
president were to disappear under the stigma
of improbability , bribery and prevarication
the republic would disappear with him.
I next called upon Wilson's bitterest op
ponents Messrs. Rochefort , Laurent and
Cnssngnnc. I found Mr. Rochofort smoking
a cigar at his hotel and in the Boulevard
Uocheuert , surrounded by his favorite curious
and Spanish pictures. Mr. Rochefcrt said :
"Wilson confesses his guilt by returning the
state papers and refunding 40,000 francs
postage money. Why , " said Rochefort ,
"even if parliamentary inquiry fails to con
vict Wilson , I alone could lay my hand on
evidence of scurrilous transactions that
would drag Wilson before the court of as-
si/.es Guilty ? Why , of couiso he is guilty. "
What will Grevy do ?
Kochcfort Grcvy will notresign , whatever
ho niius. He Is ti vieux iiusuu ires maura and
will never get out of the presidential easy
chair until pushed out of It.
Correspondent If Grovy should resign ,
who * do you think has the best chance of
being elected president ?
Rochefort Frcycinet has the best chance.
Correspondent Why , you surprise inc. I
thought you would say General I3oulangcr.
Rochofort , with nn insidious smile No ,
Bouhmger's time is not yet como. Ho must
Correspondent How about Ferry ?
Rochefoit Oil , I would rather see Wilson
president than Ferry.
Correspondent Don't you think it would
be wise on the part of Wilson to leave Elyseo
and live at his hotel in the Avenue Irena ?
Rochofort Yes , lie ought to quit Elysee ,
but ought to live , not at his hotel , but at
I next found M. Charles Lauicnt at the
ofticc of his paper Lo Paris. M. Laurent
who by the way was the first person to raise
the present cry about Wilson said : "I don't '
know Wilson personally , but ho showed a
good deal of pluck In facing that Tours meet-
ing. I myself am convinced that Wilson is
ifnilty und consider it the first duty of every
journalist and every public man in Franco to
chase him out of the political arena no matter
whether ho Is the son-in-law of the president
or not. "
Correspondent In case Grcvy resigns , who
is likely to succeed him !
Laurent Ferry or Freycinet.
I found Mr. Paul Do Cassagnac in the lobby
of the chamber of deputies. I asked him :
"U'hat do you think of the Wilson in
CassapTinc Wilson Is the Robert Macairo
of the Republic. He confesses his guilt al
ready. Ills honor is compromised.
Correspondent Do you think Grcvy will
Cassajrunc 1 think that eventually ho will
bo forced to. 11d
Correspondent Who is likely to succeed ;
Cassagnac Due D'Aulmalo , Do Frcyclnct.
or Ferry. ct.d.
f afterwards saw Max Francis Magnard.
Ho said : "Grcvy is now eighty years old
and ho can't remain
president much longer ,
anyway. But it is not wise In the present
condition of Franco to urge a commission of
inquiry into Wilson's transactions or do any
thing to hasten Grovy's resignation. yif
Correspondent But what would happen If
M. Grovy would retire !
Magnard The two chambers would to
In congress. As the majority of this ss
would bo strongly republican , there would bo
no danger or fear of any surprises or coup
d' etatu or attempts at monurehial restora
tion , and they would proceed to nominate aa
Correspondent Who has the best chuncrs ?
Maynard LJo Freyeinct , Duo D'Aumalo or
1 next called upon M. Clcmcnceau , who said ,
ho thought stormy times wcro coining and
that the eventual result would bo the resig
nation of Grovy. * BUt Clcmenccau would
not say whom ho thought most likely to bent
The question of whb is to bo. President
Grovy's successor is now being eagerly ntU
cusscd in Paris and throughout Uor
Common opinion pronounces for ono or
the other of the two rivals M. Ferry and orM
Do Frcycinet. The election lies with here
Konatu and chamber of deputies united for a
time In congress. To carry u candidate thcro
must be at least -145 votes for one man. This-
thuro could never bo for u i-andldutc of hoj I
right , who nt most could only i > ell 200 votes ,
nor for Hitch n man as General Houlanger
who would not poll moro than 150 , so
that the only chance for the right or extreme
left would be to sup | > ort the least objection-
nblo candidate proposed by the centres ,
moderates , or by whatever general natno the
the non-monarchist and non-extremist depu
ties are to bo known. The probability Is that
the extreme left would vote for Do Freycinet
and the right for M. Ferry.
Churchill's Movements the Center of
[ CnpvrtuM ISSJltyJama Gordon lltnntti , ' ]
LONDON , Oct. 29. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] The London
correspondents of provincial and American
papers have been very busy the past week
In reconstructing the ministry and disposing
of public men according to their Idea of pro
priety. In these numerous efforts the Imag
ination has not been even a lucky guess.
The gentleman who sent Churchill to Canada
might as well have sent him to the moon. No
such offer was made or thought of. With
Churchill's great popularity and parliament
ary Influence both unequalled the
conservative party it Is not very likely that
ho would give up n grand career
hero for a respectable exile to Canada.
Regarding his povercy so much dwelt on
it Is all rubbish. Ho manages to cko out n
very tolerable existence. There is nothing
in his circumstances to call for a public sub
scription just at present not by any means
so eager for ofllco is his party to gcthlmback.
As for Hartingtou , my previous statement
remains accurate. His views , as expressed
to nn Intimate friend , are ns follows : Nothi
ing can justify his final severance from his
party but some new emergency of a very
grave character. Ho did not take ofllco when
the ministry was first formed because ho felt
that it was better to fight the battle out
within the ranks of the p rty which ho led
in the house from 1ST5 to 18SO , during Glad
stone's retirement. Nothing has occurred
since then to change his conception of duty.
Only a great alteration for the worse in the
position of the ministry could warrant him
In taking the final plunge of crossing the
floor of the house to join the tory ministry.
These opinions were put before Salisbury ,
who has tried to shako them , but in vain. Anew
now danger may doubtless nriso at any
moment. In that rase Hartington would
yield and a totallj different ministry would
bo formed upon lines already shadowed
forth in these dispatches. Probably Lord
Salisbury would gladly seize that oppor
tunity to retire altogether. Hartington
would then become prime minister , Churchill
chancellor of the exchequer and lender of
the house and Goschen foreign sccretnry ,
with mnny other changes , but nil this is nu
affair of the future. One thing is certain
and that is that Churchill must return to the
ministry before the session opens or thcro
will bo a great outcry in the country.
If any immediate reconstruction was Im
pending Chamberlain would not have
quitted England just now. Be
fore leaving London last Tuesday
ho told several friends that the ministry
would rub along till January. Ho did not sco
any cause to anticipate important changes.
As for the threats directed against himself ,
ho made light of them. He said that in Amer
ica the law-abiding people were iu the ma-
jority. No threats of assassination should
deter any one from becoming their guest.
"Some things I have spoken may have been
misunderstood , but in the main neither Can
adians nor Americans can doubt my earnest
desire to como to a settlement of the
fisheries 1 question on terms fair and
honorable 1 to both countries. " A
friend 1 having again recurred to
the threat received , Chamberlain
quietly said : "All right. I am not so fond of
life 1 that I should desire to keep it by running
away from duty. But I don't believe n bit
In the threats. " The public generally re
spect his decision , and with regard to the
statement , moro timn once repeated , that no
body ' but a staunch Glndstonian is acceptable
at Washington , they still refuse to behcvo
that t the American people side with any par
ticular t faction in English politics.Clmmbcrlain
loft 1 the over-faithful Jesse Collins to look
after i his interests. Poor Jesse will feel like
on-old ' hen without her chicks. The warfare
against i Chamberlain has been much sharper
than 1 against all the rest of the liberal union
ists 1 put together , but if ho has received some
hard 1 knocks ho has returned them with com
pound ] interest , and can always point to Glad
stone i out of ofllco us a tangible result of his
1 have had some conversation with Evelyn ,
the retiring member for Deptford. Ho told
mo that many of his friends were angry with
him for resigning , but his views of the situa
tion left him no option. Salisbury's
going in tooth and nail for the coercion
affair at Mitchcllstown seemed to him quite
unjustifiable. Ho regretted that Churchill
supported the government Instead of striking
out u line of his own. Ho could not see how
ho could hold his scat with n decided convic
tion ngainst the policy of the government.
Ho said his constituency had put no pressure
upon him whatever. Ho had acted spon
taneously. It is only fair to state that no
other member of the conservative party
shares his opinions , although several had
quite resolved not to offer themselves for re
A storm is rattling briskly round the
cars of Matthews for allowing the
mobs to resume their meetings in Trafal
gar square. The grotesque thing is that
Stead , hitherto Matthews' bitterest enemy-
is now his only defender. The people gener
ally say that Matthews might resign , not
knowing his own duties and not allowing the
police to discharge theirs. Business has
been cut up severely by the daily processions
and meetings. Americans , who much fre
quent the hotels of this quarter , are all run
ning away , the shops arc deserted and trades
men find orders falling off. This seems a
queer way of improving the position of the
unemployed. Great preparations have been
made to prevent a renewal to-morrow
of last Sunday's scandalous scenes In
Westminster abbey. Indignation Is every
where stirred by Canon Brother's letter
stating that the mob used the vaults of tlio
abbey as urinals. These who demand un
limited license for the mob and cry , "Down
with the police 1" think this is going n lo
too fur. These excesses will reach st
the party which encourage them. To-morrow
the military will bo called out if necessary to
protect the abbey from a sacrilege revolting
to all classes of people.
Rather strong advocacy of the claims of
Dhulccp Singh have suddenly made their
appearance in several newspapers.
This may cither bo regarded ns illu
strating the recent remarks on Oriental gold
or ns an example of the love of justice lunate
in English journalists. Sam AVeller would
have detected another remarkable coinci 1-
dence , Dhulccp Singh , since KatkofT's death ,
has not been petting on well , In Russia. h.in [
begins to think that ha made a mistake in
giving up an allowance of flO.OOO . n year. His
agents are active in England In preparing for
his return at this'IntcrcsUng moment. Cer
tain newspapers have just discovered what Ta'
peed man Dhuloep Is and how much ill-used.
Many will watch with interest further devel
opments In journalistic circles this paroxysm
A tremendous pressure is being brought to
bear ujmn Spurgeon to induce him to recon
sider his determination to retire from the
Baptist union , but it wilV&ot succeed. * Spur
geon hesitated a long time. Ho has well con
sidered the consequences of his decision and
will abide by it. Ho Is expected to address
his congregation on the subject Sunday and
every Inch of room In the chapel Is already
bespoke. His congregation unanimously
A MEMBEH or PAIILUMKNT.
POMPOUS CAPTAIN KEOGII
Ho Heads the Illot Act Because
Old Woman throws Mud.
[ Copyright tSS7tyJari ( Gordon .
DUULIN , Oct. 29. [ Ndw York Herald Cable
Special to the Bee , J-jTho evict Ions proceed
on Lord Masscrcn's cptatc , County Meath ,
with the usual foruiulivof attack and defense
and mercilessly or courageously on cither
side. An incident occurred yesterday which
will illustrate the tenjper wilh which the
authorities still proceed. At ono point of bold
defense , the pcoplo outsldo cheered when
Captain Kcogh , who \frns in command , was
heard to say : "If thcro are any
further demonstrations of this kind
I will clear the place immedi
ately. " At this bolnt the feelings
of an old woman on tho'roadside , found vent.
Grabbing up n handful of mud she flung it at
Matthews , a bailiff who was making defiant
demonstrations to the crowd , but missing
her aim , she struck instead Lieutenant Long-
field , who calmly vylpcd the mud off
his cloak. Captain Kcogh did not take the
matter so calmly. Lifting his stick ho nd-
dressed them thus : ' 'I wnrned you this
morning I would stand no trifling. If
thcro is nny interference I will put
an end to it at once. A stone has been
"It wasn't n stone , itiwns n mud , " said the
old woman showing her besmeared hands.
Two policemen immediately arrested her
and oho pulled out a note book and proceeded
to take her name , but Captain Kcogh continued -
ued his speech , growing more excited ns ho
went on : "I intend to have no tnero of this.
If this crowd docs not disperse at once I will
have the place cleared , and , to avoid delay , I
will read the riot act. " Ho rumaged in his
pockets for a copy of the act.
Mr. Gill , M. P. , said , "Surely you do not
mean to read the riot net because an old
woman whom you have in custody has thrown
a handful of mud } "
Captain Keogh replied : "I will toke no
orders from you. I do not recognize you as
having any authority here. "
"I have a better right than you to bo here , "
said Gill , "as you and your like will learn to
your cost before long. 'This is pretty atro
Captain Kcogh , whos had by this tlmo
found his copy of the riot act ,
proceeded to read _ it with great
pomposity , holding off his bat as ho did so.
When ho came to , "God Save the Queen , " a
voice shouted , "God Save Ireland , " on which
the people cheered loudly. Another voice
cried "Hurrah for the Plan" and a cheer
was raised again. "Disperse now , every ono
of you. Every man whd remains hero nftcr
this ' Is a felon in the eyes of the law. " The
captain walked off pompously and the pcoplo ,
laughed heartily nt. the ill-tempered demon
strations which he was making.
The house of PaulTlernan , Bloomfield , was
next visited. A double cordon of police was
drawn across tlio gateway and as Mr. Gill
was about muklnghls way in , Inspector Sey
mour , who had been receiving orders from
Captain Keogh ran up and said , "We cannot
let you pass. "
"I am a member of parliament , " said Mr.
Gill , "and I Insist on my right , to be present. "
Inspector Seymour there'upon went back to
Captain Keogh and returned immediately
saying , "I am very sorry , Mr. Gill , but my
orders are i > cremptory not to let you pass.
Wo can admit no one but representatives of
the press. "
Mr. Gill That is a curious distinction , ad
mitting representatives of the press and ex
cluding representatives of the people. From
whom hove you these orders (
"Captain Kcogh. "
Mr. Gill Captain Keogh will hear more of
The door was barricaded with bushes and
tied together with a chain. Volumes of white
smoke , which wcro darted through the aper
tures warned the emergency that resist
ance might be offered. An entrance was ef
fected through a window and Patrick Tier-
nan , a son of the tenant , was the only person
inside. Ho offered no further resistance and
the eviction was completed. Patrick Mecdo ,
sub-tenant , with his wife and five little chil
dren , were then thrown out on the roadside.
Lady Anne Blunt is just now the heroine
of the hour. Being a granddaughter of Lord
Byron , she naturally would excite attention ,
but under the circumstances much more. I
heard an old woman say , "Bless her ! Sure
and she's only doing for ould Ireland what
her noble grandad tried to do for the other
Greeks in fightin' the nasty Turks. An"
isn't Balfour worse than a sultan } "
A BIG BWINDLK.
Investigation Into tlio Lclpslc Dis
count c Failure * The Hurricane.
[ Coj > i/i-fi/7it IBS ? In New 1'ork Msvctattd 1'rcts. ]
BEIILIN , Oct. 29. The creditors of the
Leipsic Discounto company expect to receive
25 per cent of the deposits. Moro fraudulent
practices In connection with the failure have
been discovered and n number of Berlin firms
have resolved to bring the whole council of
administration before a court of justice.
The revelations show that the cler
ical staff of the i bank must have
known of its condition. Some of the clerks :
received in lieu of cash for their salary
shares of bank stock which they sold at
101) ) ; until the day before the failure. The
shares are now quoted at 2 } < f.
The hurricane on the Baltic only abated
Thursday. It created terrible havoc among
shipping and communication on railways
along the shore was jntcraiptcd , travel on
the Lubeck line belug suspended for three
The Pencp of Kurope.
VIENNA , Oct. 29. Emperor Francis Joseph
received the members of the Austro-Hungur-
lan delegations to-day. In an address to the
delegations the emjieror said the foreign re
lations of the empire were favorable and
gratifying. Ho hoped the Bulgarian question
would retain Its local character ami that It
would ultimately bo settled In accordance
with the Bulgarians' wish and with Kuropean
treaties and interests. Although the coi ll-
tion of Europe continued to bo one of Inse
curity the belief was justified that active ef
forts and close rapproachment of the powers ,
would prevent its'disturbance ,
A Petition For the Anarchists.
PAWS , Oct. 20. American anarchists have
Disked ' a number of members of the chamber
'of deputies to petition the government of Illi
nois in favor of the Chicago anarchists. The
cxtromo loft met tc-duy and resolved to send
the follwlng to tlio governor : "In the name
of humanity and In the nnmo of the. connec
tion between the two great republics , the
Paris deputiesndvocntinn the abolition of
political deaths , nsk for tho.lives of the scvcu
wen condemned to" death at Chicago. "
DROWNED IN LAKE MICHIGAN ,
The Propeller Vernon Gees Down
in a Galo.
NOT ONE PERSON RESCUED.
Crew of Twenty-Two Men and
Many Passengers Believed to
List of the Missing.
Went to the Bottom.
MILWAUKEE , Oct. 29. The propeller Vcr-
' non has been lost on Lake Michigan north of
Manltowoc . , Wisconsin. The entire crew of
twenty-two persons Is supposed to have per
The steamship Superior , which arrived at
this port at 8:30 : this evening , brought the
first news of the total wreck of a largo pas
senger propeller off Manltowoc , Wls. Thattho
wreck Is the propeller Vcrnon , of the North
ern Michigan line , is established almost bo-
yomla doubt. She was duo hero to-day
and from the description of the fragments
seen by the crew of the Superior , her owners
hero consider her identity fully established.
She hud on board a crew of twenty-two men
besides some passengers , the exact number
not being known , and it is supposed that all
hands perished. Captalu Moran , of the Su
perior , saw three or four rafts with men
clinging to them and also a boat containing
n woman and thrco men. Though ho made
nn effort to rescue them a high sea prevented
the rendering of any assistance , the Superior
being herself disabled and requiring her
crow's best efforts. It was nbout 10 o'clock
in the morning when the first signs of the
wreck , in the shnpo of floating cargo and
furniture , were seen. About an hour later
rafts wore sighted. On some of them the oc
cupants wcro almost gone , while others sig
nalled the superior.
P. J. Klein , of Klein & Burk , who char
: tered the Vcrnon to replace the Champlaln ,
burned ' early in the season , received the first
Information of the disaster from a reporter.
After hearing the account as given by Captain -
tain Moran , ho felt assured it was the Vcr
non. Ho did not know what passengers
were on board and of the crow
could only give the following names :
CAPTAIN Gnoiton TKOIITL' , of Ogdcnsburg ,
N. Y. , master.
CAI-TAIN COLLINS , the mate , who formerly
sailed the schooner Golden AVcst.
CAPTAIN HIGGI.VS , second mate , who sailed
the barge Leland last year.
F. A. BUIIKE , clerk , eldest son of Mr.
Burke , ono of the part owners of the vessel ,
CiiAiiLE.s MAIICAU , first engineer.
FUAJTK M. HALL , second engineer , brother
of Ed Hall , of Chicago.
MAIITIX BE vu , steward.
BEAU , the porter , a brother of Martin.
Both wcro on the Champlain when she
The Vcrnon was owned by A. Booth , of
Chicago , and was valued at fr OOO. She was
a year old and insured for $37,000. She ran
between Chicago and Mackinaw and picked
up freight at ports whcro.sho touched , carry
ing at the risk of her owners.
Captain Williams , of the schooner Joseph
Pnlgo , arrived to-night nt 9 o'clock and reported -
ported seeing the wreckage nbout six miles
cast of Two Rivers point. It was evidently the
wreckage of a passenger vessel , he said. Ono
of the crew saw a corpse , and a plcco of a
pilot house with a man on it was next seen.
The sea was running so high that it lifted the
Joseph Paige boat from its davitts , and it
was impossible to get near enough to the man
to pick liim up.
Terrible Fate of Mrs. O'Brien and
Four Children at Lcadvlllo , Col.
LEADVILLK , Colo. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The most shocking disas
ter which has been chronicled In this locality
since the memorable horror In which ten
miners were exhumed' from their sepulchre
in the snow , occurred at 5 o'clock this morn i-
ing. In a burning boarding house on Iron
Hill , of which Mrs. James O'Brien was the
proprietress , James O'Brien , jr. , eight years
old , Henry O'Brien , five , and Annie , nn in
fant of seven months , wcro roasted alive. i3.
The spectacle presented nt the smoking ruins
was most revolting ever seen on this hill of
horrors , where , since the discovery of car
bonate by Undo Billy Stevens , no less than'a
hundred lives have been prematurely lost.
The particulars are about as follows : Sndio
Olcson ( , a domestic In the house , arose at 5
and started to build the fire and prepare
breakfastfor 1 the minors , and in hastening her ;
labors 1 , resorted to a can of kerosene. She
had 1i 1 applied the match to the kitchen steve
1i and i was repeating the act in the dining room
when her attention was attracted to the
kitchen 1 by an explosion. She hastened : ioo
the 1 kitchen door to bo repulsed by a
flood 1 of flumes that had enveloped
the 1 room. As quickly as possible .
she ! gave the alarm when Mrs. O'Brien , al
most 1 frantic , shouted to the lodgers on the
second floor. Seizing her two children she
rushed ] out Of the building and looked for the
remaining four and not seeing them returned '
to the building now wrapped in flames. That
was the last time she was seen alive and
when the smoke was cleared away from the
ruins she was found bending over the bed beside -
side her infants , whoso bodies wore burned
to a crisp in a room on the second floor. The
two boys had been imprisoned by the flames
and roasted before the oycs of the powerless
spectators. Her husband is prostrated and it
is feared will lose his reason.
ONE IRAI ) , SIX DYING.
A Ncfro Camp Meeting Broken Up
In a Bloody Fljht.
Cium.nsTo.v , S. C. , Oct. 29. At a negro
camp meeting near Brighton Thursday
night , n number of drunken men disturbed
the services and when the preacher at
tempted to enforce order a free fltjht ensued
in which razors , pistols and clubs were used.
The lights were soon extinguished and the
fight continued for half an hour. The result
of the affray is that one man is dead , six
dying and about twenty-five more or less
The Chicago Times Sold.
CHICAGO , Oct. 29. The Inter-Ocean to
morrow will announce that the Chicago
Times nas been sold to a syndicate of which
the chief members arc Clinton A. Snowden ,
for many years managing editor of the Times
under Mr , Storey , and James J. West ,
business manager of nn evening pub
lication of this city. Negotiations
looking to the purchase have been
going on some time and were only brought to
u culmination to-day. The instruments ro
signed and delivered this afternoon. The
terms were made with the widow of Mr.
Storey and his heirs. It is understood that
Mr. Snowden will bo editor-in-chief , assisted
by Joseph R. Dunlap as managing editor ,
The latter was city editor under Mr. Storey. ;
A Furniture Dealer Austins.
DULUTII , Minn. , Oct. 29. Ph. Hlrbchman ,
a furniture dealer , lies made nn assignment.
The liabilities are c&tlniuted at tsO.OUO , and
the assets 150,000.
A. T. STKWAUT'S BODY.
Superintendent Walling Clears Up
I I tlio Mystery Surrounding It.
NEW YOIIK , Oct. 29. The mystery which
has so long enveloped the fate of the body of
olT the millionaire dry goods dealer , Alexander
T , Stewart , forms the subject of n chapter In
Superintendent Walllng's book soon to bo
published. The ex-superintendent professes
tc give the only true story of the stealing of
the ; body , and also alleges that the body was
subsequently returned to the repre
sentatives of Judge Hilton. The
remains wcro burled in St. Mark's
church yard , corner of Second nvcnuo and
Tenth street , In an underground vault , the
entrance to which was covered by a flagstone ,
which In turn was sodded over level with the
surrounding surface , so thcro was no outward
ward evidence of Its location. The story
gives a history of the case from the robbery ,
how the first negotiations wcro opened by
General Jones , ex-postmaster of Now
York , who was communicated with
b.ol mall by the thieves and the various
offers made by thorn , all of which wcro re
fused by Judge Hilton. Tlio first demand
was $200.000. After the failure of the negoti
ations with Hilton the robbers directed their
correspondence < to the widow of Stcwnrt and
she finally agreed to pay $100,000. , The mat
ter was delayed so long by Jones ,
however , that the robbers evidently
became discouraged mid finally agreed
to deliver the body for fc.'O.OOO. The
money was to bo sent out by one messenger
on : a lonely road In Westchestcr county , and
when the robbers wcro satisfied that ho was
not followed by detectives they would meet
him. Ayoung ; relative of Mrs. Stewart un
dertook the hazardous task and everything
passed off smoothly , the men bring
on : hand ns per agreement. The
next day , which was in the fall of 1879 , the
body was removed secretly to the cathedral
and placed In n secret vault. So arranged
that an attempt to open It would ring the
chimes on the church and send the alarm
throughout the city.
- * -
Ho Abducts Ills Two Children at Den
ver and Escapes.
DENVCH , Colo. , Oct. 29. [ Special Telegram
to the BEH. ] John Gray , claiming to bo
from Lincoln , Neb. , a man nbout thirty-five ,
wnlked Into the police station yesterday
disguised us n decrepit old man of sixty. Ho
said the disguise was assumed for the pur
pose of preventing his wife , who was living
with another man on South Fourteenth
street'from recognizing him. Ho sworoout
a warrant against his alleged unfaithful
spouse on the charge of adultery , and when
she was brought to headquarters made nn
unsuccessful attcuipt to Induce her to return
with him. The case was set for hearing be
fore a justice this afternoon , and Mrs. Gray
was at court at the time set for hearing
the charges but left her llttit ? ! > oy of flvo and
little girl playing on the sidewalk jn front ,
when the father camonlong. Taking In ilS sit
uation he rushed off for the express wagon and
In less time than In it takes to tell it ho had
hustled the youngsters Into the wagon and
was driving them off leaving tlio mother lo
mourn for her lost little ones and the
court to search in vain for a prosecuting wit
ness. The case was dismissed against the
woman and n warrant sworn out against
Gray for abduction , but the police have been
unable to find any trace of him. The mother
is almost beside herself with grief.
Tired of Life.
HoLiwnac , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele
gram ( to the Bco. ] This afternoon word
was brought to Holdrege that a man WHS
lying dead in Conger's pasture , ono mile cast
of town. Coroner Miller Immediately pro
ceeded to the spot and summoned n jury ,
which , upon investigation , found that the de
ceased came to his death by a shot fired from
a revolver in his own hands. The deceased
was twenty years of age , Grant Nowllu by
name , a stranger in this vicinity , and recently
came from Broken Bow. A revolver was
lying between his knees with two empty
chambers. There was a bullet-hole in his
forehead and a card in his pocket addressed
to "J. D. Applegato , " no postofllco. The let
ter contained the following : "I was not
crazy , ns many will suppose. I have seen
nothing but sorrow in this world and am
tired of life. "
Gets It On Condition.
YOIIK , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special to the BEE. ]
The Baptist state convention yesterday lo
cated their state college at York , provided
the Methodist college and grounds could be
deeded to the Baptists , together with a do
nation of f25,000 in cash and a largo number
of residence lots. In case this cannot bo
done by January 1,1SS8 , then the college is iOo
bo located at Grand Island. Tlio Baptist
people feel very jubilant over the happy ter
mination of this question and the prospect :
that the Methodists will turn over their col
lege grounds and endowment to the Baptists.
Burglars at Clarkson.
CLAIIKSON , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special to the
BEE. ] The general store of J. Rozmasin &
Son was entered through a back window last
evening. Also the hardware store of Fog-
man & Fillip , by burglars taking therefrom
ST > 0 to $100 worth of the most expensive goods.
The thieves leaving familiar marks , the
constable has gone to search the premises
and it is hoped they will receive their long
needed punishment , us petty stealing has
been going on hero for the past year.
A Laborer Drowned.
FAinmwr , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele-
gram to the BEE. ] A boy found the dead
body of a man In the Little Blue river this
afternoon. The coroner was summoned and
after the body was taken from the water an
examination was mado. No marks of vio-
lenco appeared. The body was recognized as
that of a railroad laborer named McCune. H
Is supposed thathowasdrowncd accidentally.
Ho had home money deposited in the Hurbinc
A Narrow Ksoape.
NEIIIIASKCirr , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special
Telegram to the Bni : . ] The family of
George W. Brown , south of the city , had offt
narrow escape from being burned to death
last night. Their house caught fire while !
they were asleep in bed. They wcro uwulc-
cncd In time to escape with their lives , lent
the entire building with Its contents was nto
stroyed. Loss t500. No insurance.
Sarpy County Democrats.
SruiNariELn , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEE. ] The democratic conven
tion for Sarpy county met hero nt 1:30 : this
afternoon , Hon. James E. Campbell acting ns
chairman. The following candidates ro
put in nomination : Clerk , Robert n ;
treasurer , A. J. Spearman ; county judge ; ,
John Q. Goss ; coroner , J. L. Wallner ; super
intendent of public iiistiuction , Mr. New
man , .
A Post Oflicn Itiirglarl/ .
Fur.MO.VT , Neb. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele
gram to the Ben. ] Upon opening the post
ofllco this morning , Mr. Sawyer found his '
safe had been blown open and over $100 In
currency and stamps tukcn , besides f 1,200 !
worth of notes and ono or two decdii. There-
Is no clue as to who the burglars wore.
AN ED1TOU KILLED.
A Tragedy GrowH Out Of nn Ohio
CLEVELAND , October 29 , W. H. Reynolds ,
editor of the Ashland Times , was shot und
Instantly killed this mining In Justice court
by James R. Mason. The shooting was douo
in a fit of passion , mil was the Indirect result
of a newspaper quarrel. Reynolds was being
sued for libel on account of u publication
regarding the money transaction'of Masoil
and his brother. . ' ' . ' .
Chicago's "Finest" Trying to Unrnvol
MOVES OF A MYSTERIOUS MAN ,
A Hellenic Believed to Bo Hatching
to Blow Up Cook County Jail
A Description or
Look Out For Dynamite.
CHICAGO , Oct. 10. [ S | > oelnl Telegram to
the HKI : . ] The iKilleo of the Chicago nvcnuo
station are displaying ceaseless activity to
day and bollovo they have discovered nn an
archist plot to blow up the county Jail , Ono
arrest has already been made , and thcro Is a
likelihood of moro to-night. Wednesday
morning a strange man came to the jail and
his movements wcro so suspicious that
Jailer Folz sent out for Deputy Sheriff Webb ,
who has charge of the men on the outsldo
and who Is an old Central stntlon detective.
This is the description of the man , ns fur
nished to-tho police by Deputy Webb :
Stout built , nbout 5 feet 8 Inches tall ,
dressed In dark clothing , cutaway coat ,
chinchilla overcoat , and stiff hat. Ho has a
heavy dark inustacho and light sldcburu
whiskers. Ho culls himself Joe Miller , and
speaks with an American accent.
This man had not been to the jnll before ,
but ho walked into the cngo and talked
familiarly with Fischer , Lingg , and ono or
two of the others. Ho began to "slzo up"
the Interior of the jail , and before ho left
walked into the jail ofilco and seemed to
examine- with moro than curious in
terest the passages leading to the
various wards. When ho loft Deputy
Webb followed him. The man walked
to the corner of Michigan and Chirk streets ,
gave a letter to a letter carrier and then
walked north , stopping every half block to
look around in a careless fashion. Between
Illinois and Indiana streets ho crossed North
Clark street , and then started south und
kept a watchful , wary outlook until ho
reached the bridge. Webb followed him all
the time. A reporter who saw this man In
the Jail and Webb's observation of him ,
shadowed both of them and saw everything
up to this time. At the bridge the maa
paused irresolutely , und Deputy Webb
slackened his pace. A big propeller was
coming up the river and the bridio began to
turn slowly. The man appeared to bo in a
reflective mood and watched the bridge
tenders at their work.D But ho suddenly
wakened into life and startled Webb. Just
as the north end of the bridge swung clear of
the abutment the man suddenly woke up ,
made a dash for it and leaped upon the mov
ing bridge. Webb saw the trick too Into and
EOmo yards of empty space intervened be
tween them bv the time he checked him
self with nn cflort at the end of the abut
ment. When the bridge closed the fugitive
lost himself among the crowd of peqplo
waiting to cross nt the south end 01 tliobrlngo ,
and the baflllcd deputy , nftcr u
fruitless search along Clark and South Water
street , returned to the criminal court bHiM-
lng nnd nt once informed Captain Schnnek
and supplied him with a description of tlio
mysterious man. Thursday evening about 8
o'clock the same man was seen loitering In
the alley north of the jail , rcconnoitoriiig the
locality. A policeman noticed his queer ac
tions und ran around to the Michigan street
'entrance of the criminal building , where Do-
tectlvo Lowcnstein nnd two or three others
may bo found at almost any time. They fol
lowed the policeman and the suspicious fel
low was pointed out to them. A boy about
twelve years old was with the suspected man ,
who was seen to hand n paper to tlio boy. The
latter walked away whistling toward North
Clark street. The man began to pick his way
through the alloy. Both of them were fol-
lowed. Lowenstcin caught the boy and
searched him. Ho found in his pocket
a paper containing a minute description of
parts of the Juil. By accident n part of this
description fell into the hands of n reporter.
It rend : "The north end of the jail conUiines
fourteen windows of twelve pains each.
They are twelve feet from the ground and
barred with round iron bars. " The words
"contains" nnd "panes , " it will bo observed ,
are misspelled. The boy was taken to the
Chicago avenue police station and promised
to find the man who gave it to him. The man
himself made his escape , whether through
his ovn adroitness or the carelessness of
those who followed him , Is not known.
Tlio police are pretty nearly us silent an
oysters about the occurrence. The man maybe
bo under arrest. Neither is it known what
the police have done with the boy. Captain
Schaak this morning , when the reporter told
him about that part of the description found
by him , said that the description of the Jail
had been made by his own men for his partio-
A Good Lawyer's Opinion.
WASHINGTON , Oct. 29 [ Special Telegram
to the BEE. ] Joseph Nichol , of Indianapolis ,
a law clerk in the postofllco department and
a good lawyer , has heard all the arguments
in the anarchists' appeal hero and said to
your correspondent this afternoon that in his
opinion the men will not bo given n now trial
or a respite. Ho thinks the attorneys for the
condemned men have not used the strong
points in behalf of their clients , and as the
case now stands there is no ground for u writ
of error. Under the circumstances , how
ever , ho says Governor Oglcsby should com
mute the sentence. Many other people think
so , too.
THK TWJOLFTII JUUOK.
II. P. Banclttird of St. Paul Talks
Aliout the Anarchist Caso.
Sr. PAUL , Minn. , Oct. 29. [ Special Tele-
grain to the BEK. ] II. P. Sandford , ono ot
the jurors who convicted the Chicago anarch
ists , has been in St. Paul about four months.
He is employed in the auditor's oftlco of the
Minnesota < fe Northwestern railway. Mr.
Sandford was the twelfth and last Juror
selected to try the case , and his selection wa9
made ono of the points of error by which tha
condemned men sought to secure a reversal
of judgment by the Illinois supreme court ;
When Adam8 , the eleventh Juror , was chosen I
the defense hail forty-threo peremptory
challenges remaining , which were exhausted
before the selection of the twelfth Juror
was made. Sandford was accepted by the)1 )
slate , and challenged for cause by the de-i
fcnsc , but JudgoGaryovcrrulcdthochallcngo
and the defense was forced to accept him.
Mr. Sandford was seen to-day and In
reply to questions regarding the case said :
"Tlio defense objected to moon tlie ground
that I was prejudiced. The stenographic re
port of iny examination shows that I sam ,
under oath , that I could fulrly und impartially
listen to the testimony and bring in a vordlcb
in accordance with the facts in the case. My
opinion had been formed on rumor and HOWH-
papcr comments and was prejudiced against )
anarchism and communism as every law-
abiding citizen should bo. Judge Gary thought !
I would make an Impartial Juror , the attor-
ncys for the state accepted mo , und the do-1
fcnso were forced to do so. Judge Gnry'W
charge was tlio thing that decided the cues.
in the minds of the jury , und
our four hows' deliberation was foe
the purpose of deciding upon tha
punlohmcnt to be inflicted. The jury looked
upon the case us a murder trial , and the fact !
that the murderers wcro anarchists did neb
Inlluenco the verdict. The evidence as to the
conspiracy and their guilt was conclusive ,
and t hoi e was but ono course forustopursuo.
1 received two anonymous letters 'shortly
after the verdict was brought in , ono of which'
advised mo to prepare to meet my God , if I
believed there was one , and the other statin ?
that oil tho'day of execution vengeance.wouhl
fall oji mo. Neither of them scared mo much , . ,
however. The reason I came hero was be
cause ' of increased salary.und I .luivc been to
Chicago oU'n blnco living hero , .
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