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} - THE OMAHA ILY SEVENTEENTH YEAK. OMAHA , SATURDAY MORNING DECEMBER 10 , 1887. NUMBER 173 JOHN ARESSDORF CLEARED , After Three Hours' Deliberation the Jury Saya "Not Guilty. " HOW THE VERDICT WAS RECEIVED A Young Girl Kudu a Hnlned Mfc Hy Snluidi ! nt Dnvo.nport I-'nlnl AVrock at I'nulflu 1)1111011011 Other lown NCWH. AretiMlorf Acquitted. Sioux Cnv , In. , Dec. 9. ( Special Tele- /ratn to the Bnn.J The Arensdorf jury re tired about 0 o'clock this evening to dollber- tito on Its verdict. Attorney O'Connell eon- Humed the entire day In his argument , mak ing one of the strongest , most exhaustive und impressive presentations of the case possible. Largo numbers of persons were turned away from the court room , being unable to Biiln admittance. The greatest possible in terest prevailed. Judge Wukefield's charge was iiiito | lengthy mid very complete. It covered the mutter of conspiracy us well us murder. The jury retired shortly nfter 0 o'clock und then took supper. At half past S the court was notified that the Jury had agreed. The defendant and the attorneys for both sides cnnio in within a few minutes. The Jury filed into the room and the verdict of "not guilty" was read. The court immediately discharged the prisoner. The verdict was not u surprise to those who had carefully watched the clos ing proceedings , but it nevertheless created .1 sensation in tlio court room , The news quickly spread about the city , and late into the night wus discussed ut the hotels nnd cither publlo places. Arensdorf was cougrutu- luted by many friends on his acquittal. The ( inn AVnn Loaded. DKS MOIM : * , la. , Dec. 0. [ Special Tele gram to the BIX. ] This afternoon Frank Moore , son of Manager Moore , of the Grand , and Oliver Davis , ono of the stage attaches , went to the stutc arsenal to secure muskets for the presentation of "Michael Strogoff. " John Hume , chief clerk to the adjutant gen eral , assisted them ins-elcctingsultablo weap ons and providing them with bayonets. Ono bayonet was hard to fix , und placing his hand over the mti/zlo to hold the bayonet in place , brought the stock of the musket to the stone floor heavily. There was u sudden deafening report nnd u flash , "My God , " exclaimed Mr. Hume , jumping back and catching his left wrist. At the samp moment Mr. Moore placed both hands to his eyes with n cry of pain and reeled backwards. It wus subsequently found that n portion of Mr. Hume's hand had been blown away , endangering his thumb und milking an ugly wound. Some of the powder entered Mr , Moore's eyes , causing the most intense pain , but it Is not thought that any serious results will bocuused. Noltlierof the Injured men hud any idea that tlio musket wus loaded until the concussion caused by the blow brought the discharge. Supreme Court Dcc'talonx. Dr.sMoiNi > , la. , Dec. 9. [ Special Tele gram to the Bui : . ] The supreme court filed the following decisions hero to-day : Surnh A. Conklin , administratrix , ot nl vs. city of Iveokuk , nppellant. Reversed. btnto of Iowa vn. Thomas Lnuphllu , ap- peflnnt , Madison district. Affirmed. Independent school district of Full-field vs. S. C Farmer e.t nl and James F. Crawford , appellant , Jeffnrson district. Affirmed. State of Iowa vs. John Fruhm , appellunt , convicted of burglary in the night time , Jasper district. Reversed. Opinion by Beck holding that the district court should have HUHtiilncd the motion for a new trial on the ground that the evidence wholly failed to show that the offense was committed in the night time. Another Gas Well. .Tr.rrnitsoN , In. , Dec. 9. [ Special Telegram to the Bui : . ] Another gas well has been struck here. The gas was struck nt n depth of fifty-eight feet mm fouT Inch" , r.im t C flow und tlio qualify is pronounced fully equal , if not superior , to nny heretofore de veloped in the city. The Indications of petro leum product in the llamo is quite apparent , the blaze being clearer and brighter than from the other wells. A deep bed of blue clay was encountered just before reaching gus sand , nnd when that was struck the gas en mo up In strong supply , filling tlio three inch casing. A AVretjk on the "Q. " PACITIC .IfxcTioK , hi , , Doc. 0. [ Special Telegram to the Bui : . ] Leo Sliny , n brakeman - man on the Chicago , Burlington & Qnincj rtmd , was killed in a collision between two freight if\.i- ± at , tills place this inornlnp , Both trains were latO j''nl train No. IS was standing on the truck ut the statit-i1 nnd wa . .fitniekin the rear by train No. 1 ! ) . Ijuth trains were delayed several hours , Betrayed and Suicided. DAVUNTOIIT , In. , Dec. 9. [ Special Tele- pram to the Bui : . ] Anna Mohr , aged twenty- one , employed in ono of the hotels hero , com mitted suicide lust night by throwing hcrsell Into the Mississippi. It is thought she hiu ! been betrayed by her lover. The Yandovon .lury KXO.XVII.I.I : , hi. , Dec. 9. After being oui thirty-seven hours , the jury in the case ol Vandeven , charged with poisoning his wift at Pclla , reported to-night that It could not ngrco. It stood nine for conviction nnd thret for ucquittul. . _ _ Dr. Parker On Gladstone. Nr.w YOHK , Dec. 9. ( Special Tolcgran : to the Hir. : . ] Ilev. Dr. Joseph Parker , of tin City Temple , London , delivered ills farewel ! lecture in America at Chickorinir hall this afternoon. Ho spoke on Gladstone. Miu O'ltult wiw in the nudlenco. Ho said ovcrj time ho looked nt Gladstone ho saw bin under a new aspect. Ono view could noi take in nil his dignity and grandeur of face Nobody wants to hear any other spcakci when Gladstone Is present. Although not i singer , ho always joins in songs and hymns The sH | > nker told stories showing Gladstone1 ! wide range of knowledge and liuguistio ac complishments , He always helps yount speakers in the house , thus differing fron Disraeli. Explaining Gladstone's jmsitioi i on the Irish question , ho said that ho paid IK attention at first to home rule because ho be lievcd it only the cry of faction. When in ulcci ion returns eighty-six homo rule mom bei-s out of 1UI members for Ireland he rccog nized it as n claim of the people und gave i adherence. Ilasti Halt Admission liaised , CINCINNATI , Deo. 9.-In the mcctinio ( tin American Haso Hull association to-day i resolution wus adopted raising the ndmissloi nito from i'l to 1 cents. A base ball re porter's association wus formed hero to-day lltmirccini > nt Denied. NBW YOUK , Dec. y. Both the presiden nnd general manager of the Western Unioi Telegraph company corroborate the stau mcnt mndo in London to-day denying the re ported disagreement between the Westeri Union and cable pool. Tho. Flro lU'cord. McKir.srouT : , Pa. , Deo. 9. . Fire this evenIng Ing destroyed the plunt of the City Mlllinj company. Loss , f.10,000 ; insurance , KK.OOC ST. Louts , Dec , U. The machine shop be longing to the South'St. Louis Foundry com yany , in South St. Louis , burnca to-night Loss , t 0000 | ; Insurance , unknown , i ffni HALIFAX HOllIlIl-IKD. A Grcnt Scare Pictured in Thrilling Colors. IlAi.irAX , N. S. Doc. 9. [ Swi'lnl | Telegmm to the Bur. . ] Intense excitement prevails among the mllltnry officers over what np- licars to bo a desperate attempt to blow up llio gun cotton tank nt George's island- Double squads are patrolling the fortifica tions , nnd orders have been given to watch the wharves for men attempting to land und to scurch nil vessels in the harbor. In the center of Halifax harbor stands George's island. It is ono of the most strongly fortified places In the world ) . It coinmnnds the city nnd sweeps the entrance to the hnrbor nnd the northwest ar-n. It Is sure dcnth to any war ship attempting to en ter Halifax , being nrmed with eight 100- ton guns , and upon It is stored the greatest portion of the enormous supplies of torpe does , gun cotton , powder , shells and other munitions of war , of which Halifax is the de pot for North America , Tlio island is about nn ucro in extent. . On its northeast shore is sunk a largo tank , In which several tons of gun cotton are stored , enough to blow Hal ifax all to pieces. No ono Is allowed upon erin in the vicinity of the island upon uny pretense , except when on duty. In the midst of u snow storm nt 10 o'clock Inst night the daughter of the sergeant in charge thought she heard men talking. She went to the door of her quarters , nnd. standing upon the gun cotton tank she heard three men talk- Ing. She culled to them , but they took no notice of her. Then she raised the alarm. The soldiers were culled out nnd rushed towards the tank. The soldiers were some little Uistunco uwny , and hearing them com ing two of the men jumped into a bout , where upon the third shouted : "Don't leave me in u lurch nfter doing your dirty work. " Ho mnde a spring for Uio bout , got in , and got their boat several yards from the shore before - fore the soldiers reached the tank. A mo ment later the boat was hidden by the full ing snow. The soldiers being roused out of bed did not have their rifles with them , nnd consequently could not capture the intruders. The alarm was immediately raised , and in formation conveyed to General Lord Alex ander , and Staff General Kussell ordered all wharves to be guarded , all vessels searched , and double guards on duty to patrol the is- Innd. All night n special guard is nlso sta tioned at the gun cotton tank. It is believed thut.tho object of the men was to bore an uugur hole through the cover and attach s. fuse. If this had been accomplished , not only George's island , with its magnificent fortifications , but nil ships in the harbor must have been destroyed. It would have been the most tremendous nnd terrible ex plosion of modern times , while the loss of life would huvo been appalling. THANKING UHNKKAh MoNUI/t'Y. The AValmsIi llocelvO Visited Iiy Illi- noiH McruliiintH Another Cut. CIIICAOO , Dec. 9. Delegations of prom inent Illinois merchants , manufacturers and shippers from Springfield , Qnincy , Jnckson- oillc , Dccatur , 111 , , and Hannibal , Mo. , were in the city to-day to thank General MeNultn , receiver of the Wnbash road for the reduc tion of state tariff rates , which will tnko ef fect December 'JO. General McNulta replied to their addresses by rcutllrming his intcn- of cutting down rates from 10 to ! IO per cent , the average being about 20 per cent. Ho has sent official notice to all other roads. Railroad Ollioiulu Banqueted. Pi'Kiu.o , Col. , Dec. 9. [ Special Telegram o the linn. ] A banquet was tendered by the citizens of Pueblo to the officials of the Mis souri Pacific and other railroads this evening nt the Grand hotel. About two hundred plates were laid nnd there were guests pres ent from all the railroads centering here. The entertainment wus under the auspices of the Pueblo board of trade. George Gould und General Manager Clark , who have been in town two days , were compelled to leave for the east this morning , partly on account of the illness of Mrs. Gould. The Missouri Pacific company was represented at the ban quet by Traffic Manager W. II. Newman and General Passenger Agent II. C. Townscnd. A joint letter was left by Messrs. Gould and Clark , expressing their regrets at being tin- able to bo present at the banquet. Among those present were Governor Adams. Secre tary ot htai utco ( .ud a number of state anil federal officers. Mexican Karthtiakc9 < NOGAI.I : : ) , A. T. , Dec. 9. A gentleman from the scene of the recent earthquakes ut Bavispc , says the entire town has been de stroyed and many persons killed. Earth quakes have been of daily occurrence , ex cept during the interval of two weeks , during which time the people built temporary shan ties of refuge on n hill. Since the cessation solno ndobo house have been erected. but they were soon destroyed. The people nro wild will terror. Provisions and supplies provided b.\ the state nnd private sources uro exhausted und the entire vicinityis destitute , and un less aid is furnished soon they may starve Streams opened by the first great shocks arc silil Ik'wini' . , but continued , shocks und tin terror of the peoplij prevents utilisation o : ttio abundance of water for raising crops. ' - _ ? - . Declared Innocent. CHKVK.VNI : , Wyo. , Dec. U. [ Special Tclo gram to the Bun. ] An important suit was decided in the United States court hero to day. C. P. Webcl was arraigned on tin. charge of having illegally cut timber on tlu public domain. The judge ruled that i Webel was cutting nnd sawing lumber foi homo consumption and not selling it toother ; than settlers , lie was not guilty of unyolTensi nguinst tlio law. Tlio facts show thnt Webe wus running the mill to supply settlers onlj aud ho was acquitted by the Jury. Cii.oi'cisTnu : , Mass. , Dec. 9. A mectiiif of the American Fishing union was hole this mornlngj nnd nil representative fishinj. owners were present. The meeting was called to consider the best course to adopt ir the interest of the fisheries. Presiden STcclo spoke of the president's frco trudi message , nnd said the most they had to feai is the house of reprcscntutives. A lotto from Secretary Maddocks , of thu Nutioim Fishing association ut Washington , regarding the commission now in session , was read When their report was- submitted , ho said foreign fish would bo put on. the frco list. Against Tariff Reduction. RICHMOND , Va. , Dec. 9. In the house to-day Wuddill , republican , offered n join resolution calling on Virginia's roprcscnta tivos in congress to oppose any measures look ing to n reduction of the tariff , as proposed it President Cleveland's message. The resolu tion was referred to a committee. . Steamship Arrivulw. Nr.w YOKK , Dee. 9. [ Special Telegram t < the HEB. ] Arrived The Republic , fron Liveruiolj the Travo , from Bremen , und th P. Coland , from Rotterdam. Foil From a Trapozu. Cnr.vr.XNi : , Wyo. , Doc. 9. [ Special Tele gram to the BKK. ] Walter Moonlight , th ten-your-old son of Governor Moonlight , to from u traporo at the Y. M. C , A. gyiunasiiu this evening , breaking bis arm ut the wrist. Donlilo Murder in Colorado. HST UtiUNAUii , Col. , Dec. 9.--Last nigh masked men dragged Mrs. Kingston Browi nnd her clghtscn-ypnr-old son from the ! homo and murdered them in cold blood Several suspected i > or oiis are under nrrcst A Crooked Bookkeeper , BOSTON , Dee. 9. Alfred L. Flockon , book keeper for Secomb , Kehew t Co. , oil dealers is under arrest charged with embezzlement SLUGGING BEFORE SWELLS , Sullivan Gives nn Exhibition For the Prince of Wales. KNOCKED DOWN TO HIS HIGHNESS rho American Clininploii Cutting AVIile Swnth AIIIOMK Urltl h Hoy- ally CIcvcland'H McKsngo Still UcllIK DlMOUBHOlI. Punching For the Prince. Ifiipi/rfu/it / ISSJIiu Jumrs ( Innlnti Iknnttt , ] LONIION , Dot. . 0. [ New York Heruld Cubic Special to the Hnn. ] The Prince of Wales loft Sandringhnm this morning for Lynn where lie was Joined by Lord Fifo nnd | ) arty from Castle Rising. His highness nnd friends then proceeded to London. In the afternoon ho nnd they went to a fencing club near the old pnluce yard not far from Murl- l > orough house. The club lias also a boxing room and In this a ring of twenty-four feet was laid olT. Us ropes were covered with royal blue silk and all the nrrnncc- ments of chairs , curtains nnd cushions were royal in their gorgeous Illness. The arrangements were In charge of John Fleming , .Icm Smith's manager , and when he announced Smith , who had come to day from Brighton expressly and Alf Green- Held of Birmingham , royal and aristocratic applause was given. Before Smith , who looked in splendid condition , entered the ring , ho was presented to the prince , who shook hands nnd spoke affably about the com ing light with Kilrain. The bout was three rounds , which were well contested with none of the show business about It. Hut , of course , Smith had all the best of it and was completely lionized. Upon stepping out of the ring the Prince of Wales again shook hands with him. After a spar between Prof. Halt Mulling nnd W. J. King , ex-middle-weight amateur champion , John L. Sullivan and Jack Asliton were an nounced by Harry Phillips , the former's backer. The prince showed equally as warm puiitC".CSZ to Sullivan as ho had done to Smith and also shook him by the hau-.l. Then Sullivan and Asliton had a sot-to. It was readily s > euu the former would have had an easy job if he had chosen to knock Asliton out but they merely gave nn ac < ) uarium exhibition spar , which was very light. Much approval of the science seemed evinced by the prince in watching Jack Wannop and Jack Brown. The latter is about twenty-eight pounds heavier nnd the bust wrestler in the catch-as-catch-can stylo. As usual Champion Wannop was victorious. Both were aristocratically applauded. When , after some weak displays of boxing by im material people , the party retired in the evening. At 1:20 : Sullivan appeared with Asliton before another crowded house at the Aquarium and sparred the usual light four rounds , nt the end of which there was great hissing. In this Asliton was evidently not included because thuro were cries of "Bravo , Asliton 1" Sullivan had the good sense to modestly retire without making nny more of snch speeuhcs us he has made in an indignant fashion. The disapprobation was evidently from those who thought ho did not do his best. Perhaps he did not und was too ovcrwnelmed with his princely honors of the afternoon. CJJKVEhAMVS MESSAGE. It Continues to Ho tin ; Main Tonic of DIsciiHslou in KiiKlimd. ( Cojij/rlo/it / / 1SH7 / / ) / JamcH ( lonlon JJcmicK.l LONDONDec. . U. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the Buu.l President Cleveland's message continues at the front. Tluj Pall Mall Gnzctto this evening says : "English frco traders will bo well advised to modulate the ccstacy of their-jubiliation over President Cleveland's address. Every word which they say in its favor will bo used as a powerful argument against the adoption of the recommendations. Mr. Bhiino is nl- rcady harpiug oil that string , and so unscrui > - ulous or so ignorant arc the American pro tectionists that they are quite capable of manufacturing nn awe-inspiring logic- out of the Cobden club , which is of all existing in stitutions not even excepting the National Liberal club the most lethargic , paralytic and impotent. " The Globe also returns this evening to the sumo subject , or what , in an editorial lending itif calls , "ThoClovclund Programme , " and re marks : "It has now become possible to gauge in some measure the effect of the presiden tial message on parties and politics. With a very few exceptions the democratic papers nro for Clcvelandism and enthusiastically applaud its founder as the long-lookcd-for Mahomet of their party. On the other hand , the republican press ef fects intcRao t'leefulncss nt the quixotry of the president in assailing the giuut of protec tion. Mr. Cleveland seems likely to find his gains and losses through adopting frco trade pretty evenly balanced. The counter pro gramme put forward by Mr. Blaine appeals to the most selfish instincts of the working classes in the states. Ho proposes to bo rid of that white elephant , the surplus , by abolishing ishing the inland tobacco taxes and spending the rest in fortifying the defenseless cities of the coast. This latter enterprise would both provide work for many thousands and nt the same time obliterate the embarrassing reve nue to any extent desired. A moro flagitious scheme was never put forward to servo party ends on any other grounds. It is simply indefensible , but its having this character does not detract from its po tency as nn electorial weapon. The Ameri can masses are , for the most part , disbeliev ers in frco trade. And then they tire , offered cheaper tobacco and moro employment to maintain the present system. The prompt ings of self-interest will , it is to bo feared , dispose them to accept the immoral bribe. Mr. Cleveland will nnd it difllcultto make the working classes understand that the millions spent on fortyfylng come out of their own pocket or that the freeing of tobacco fium any inllnitessimal duty can Have little or no effect on the retail price. " Such is the eagerness of many people .to see the full text instead of the mcagro para graphs that nro cabled over that it would repay a London paper of enterprise to cable the message over en block. The llrltiHil Homo Itnlo Coininlltoc Makes KH Itoport. LONDON , Dee , 9. [ New York Herald Cable [ Special to the He.r. , } Not long ago the Homo Rule union ofllclals , which nro in Westminster , nppointod a deputation of M , P's and business citizens to visit all purls oj Ireland und muko a roporton certain subjects , Tlio following is un abstract of the con clusions that will bo fully argued in thu forth coming report : ) . That the Irish p ojilo nro cngcr.for peace undnbhor und dre'ud outrage us much us Kiiglishmcn do. . . . - ' . , 2. That their , demands , us well in respect to land as of national questionsnro dis tinguished by Extraordinary moderation. _ 3. TJiut the National league , , proejuiincd-.us a dangerous association , is the chief agency for the maintenance of law and order in Ireland. 4. That political meetings in Ireland nro not less orderly and well conducted than they are In England and Scotland , and the only danger to n breach is the irritating display of force on the part of the author ities. f > . That the Irish nationalists , like the English homo rulers , are not separatists. ( J. That In Ulster a great majority of the people , who are opposed to homo rule , will , when homo rule is granted , forget past dif ferences , and that considerations of common interest will make them to join with their fellow-coun tr.vmcn in carrying on the gov ernment of Ireland , nnd that they them selves oven now are well nwuro thnt this will be the case. 7. That as n matter of fact nobody in Ire land fears religious prosecution. 8. That the quarrel of the Irish people is with mob law nnd not with the people of England. 9. That so far as the two peoples are con cerned , u real union has for the llrst time in their history been established. The members of the Irish parliamentary party Imvo been chosen by the leaders solely for their patriot ism and readiness to support anything that will promote thu national cause , nnd that so soon us home rule has been established many men of special culture and qualifications , who lit present hold aloof , will come forward to assist in making the administration of good laws. 10. That * the present English administra tion of government in Ireland is not only most ineffective in promoting a good nation and most irritating to the mass of the Irish [ ) coplc , but is a1 heavy and unnecessary bur den on t'ao taxpayers of England , Scotland and Wales. It is intended to circulate millions of copies throughout the United Kingdom. AUSTRALIA'S IJIG WAMCER. He AVantH to Go AK < iiiiHt Some Amer ican 1'cdcHtrian. [ Copyright IbfXbu Jamrs Gordon HcmicH.l LONDONDec. . 0. [ New York Herald Cable Special to the Bui.J : Joe Scott , champion walker from Australia , with his trainer and backers , met at tliu Sporting Life office to-day in the presence of your corre spondent to arrange ir.stches With English walkers. After some prcliininnry parley it was settled that Scott should walk Hibbcrt on Bcthnal Green twelve and twenty-four hours , Hancock of Maryleboro ten miles and twelve hours , nnd Hawes of Stepney six days , twelve hours per day. For each match the Australian party deposited 100 to go to the Englishman who may win. The paying of nil expenses , and taking the gate receipts , nnd dates of matches will bo arranged Mon day next. Inasmuch as Scott will soon visit the United States , I interviewed him. Scott , who in Australia lias already beaten Edwards , the latter hav ing previously beaten Dan O'Lcary , is n young man of twenty-four , in height 5 feet 5J4 inches , and walks when trained nt IIS pounds. Ho said : "My trainer , Austin , and myself own boalinnlcers' shops nt Dunedin , New Zealand , and have left the business until next Juno in care of our foreman. I author ise you to say that I oin willing to walk any man In America in May next fifty miles or twelve hours or twenty-four hours. My backers will 'put up 100 for each three events , the American to take if ho wins , we taking the gate receipts. Or , what I would prefer , would be walking the best man America can produce for 250 a side , each match to be walked directly out for both twelve and twenty-four hours , the winner to take T5 per cent and the loser ! i. > of the gate receipts. I shall bo in New York soon after my present engagements are over , nnd would like to meet some acceptance vto this chal lenge. But falling in that I am will ing to walk in America for any .3aoy against the best paper record that the world can pi'GuUCC. JL should like nlso to meet little Wood in a six-days' walk. Ho is the winner of the recent six-days' go- as-you-please in America. I hear ho is now in Now York , where 1 should prefer to walk him. The matches made to-day will cer tainly occur in the springtime of 1SSS. Gould at I 1S37 by Jitine * fSiiiiInn 7Ioi clf.l Dec. 0. New York Herald Cable [ Special to the Bui : . ] Mr. Gould's yacht Atlanta has arrived here. French ItopnbliuaiiH Divided. PAIIIS , Dee. 0. Goblet informed President Carnet that , owing to the refusal of French statesmen to join him , he is unable to form a cabinet. The president therefore made an other appeal to Fallieres to undertake the task. Fallieresyill inform him of his deci sion to-night. Dissension among republicans continues. LONDON , Dec. 9. A dispatch received hero from Paris says Fallieres has agreed to farjn a cabinet and will select ministers who were In the Ilouvier cabinet. Cheering Tjo.tter From the I'rlnco. BMIII.IN , Dec. 0. Counsellor Hintzpeker has published a letter received by him from the crown prince , in which the latter says : " 1 am able to inform you that the treatment which the physicians prescribed nfter consult ing together has entirely removed the inflam mation and caused the dangerous symptoms to subside. I am in no way disheartened , and 1 hope one day to bo able , though perhaps only after n long jtcriod of careful treatment , once more to devote my powers to the service of the fatherland. " Scotchmen on Homo Hulo. GLASGOW , Doe. 9. Delegates to the Scotch home rule union , .who luivo been making a tour in Ireland , have returned and reported that the Iriih people are eager forcpeaco ; that their demands are moderate. They say they nro convinced the Irish nro homo rulers and not separatists. Tim delegates declare the measures taken by tlio present English government are" Inffeetivo and irritate the mass uf the Irish nation , The Ctnr to the Kaiser. ST. PETr.jisuc.ii6 ; Dec. ' . . The czar gave a banquet last night to the knights of the Order of St. George , and offered a toast to the health of Emperor William , who is the oldest chevalier. of the order. The ; band played the Prussian national nnthem when the czar offered the toast. The New French AdvlsorH. PAIIIS , Dec. O.-pTho cabinet Is almost com pleted. Fulllcres will bo minister of the in terior and president of the council ; Houvier , finance ; Flourcnds , foreign 'affairs ; Ferron , war ; Barbey , marine : Spuller , publlo In struction ; Bailiant , public works ; Fnyc , Justice ; Dautresmc , commerce , und Devillo , agriculture. Foreign Ktouks. LONDON , Deo. 0. The stock market o | > ened strong this morning- has ulnoo become weak on rumors that Count Knlnoky , Austro- Hungurian prime minister , hud resigned. Cliamlicrliiln Dined. WASHINGTON , Dec. 9. Secretory and Mrs. Whitney gave a handsome dinner this even- ning to Hon. Joseph Chamberlain , . . - r- Twriit'y Hmucks Lost. ' LONDON , Dec. U. Advices , from the Orkney islands 'rcpdrts the loss -twenty smack * HinnrMi Ttirvn Tiin I > TIVI\ pRPER TAKES THE STAND , The Fidelity Bank President Under goes Severe Examination. HE MAKES A SWEEPING DENIAL. Testimony Given Directly Contradict ing That By WINhlro mid Kukcrt Methods For Getting Out ol' n Had Mess. The Fidelity Frauds. CINCINNATI , Dec. 9. Before the hour for opening court nil the available space in the court room was ciowdcd. Harper appeared pulo and anxious und his wife weary. Shortly after 10 o'clock Harper was called to the witness stand. Before ho took the oath Judge Jackson asked : "Did you request to bo placed on the witness stand I" "Yes , sir , " was the answer. In answer to questions by Uluckburn , the witness told of his previous business career , end ing with the Fidelity National bunk , which he said ho organised out of the Fidelity safe deposit and trust company. He said that in September , ISSii , lie was Induced by Wllshlro to make him a loan of $ TMOOO. Wilshiro at thnt time was debtor to the bunk to the amount of . ' 00,000 , nnd ho represented to Harper that if this loan was not made the bank would suffer. Ho accommodated him upon taking nn agreement to transfer certain real estate and also 100 shares of Fidelity National bank nt par. All went well until in October when witness returned from a litt'o dinner party composed of Wilshiro and some of the ofllccrs of the bank and found that Wllshlre , Eckert & Co.'s check for 20,000 on the First National bank had been returned , not good. That check , Wilshiro said , ho was unable to make good , nnd the Fidelity bank was compelled to carry it. Another day when witness was out Wilshire , Eckert & Co. got Hopkins to wire $ (10,000 eicdit to Chicago upon certified checks. At the close of business hours that day ho found Wilshire , Eckert it Co.'s accounts overdrawn $00,000. With the former debt of SWsOOO their debt to the bank was SiJOO.OOO nnd to him * .Vi,000. Ho felt they were in a dangerous position. Wilshiro transferred to him real estate nnd stock which ho turned over to the hank. He stormed nt Wilshire , but could get nothing from him. Ho then suggested to the ciishler to take a call loan from Wilshiro iM.-Kcrr.SrCo. to sunro their account and save the cashier. In answer to direct ques tions from Blackburn , Hurpgr stated unre servedly that he never gave nn order of nny kind to Eckert to buy grain for him in Chicago cage and ho was equally sweeping and ex plicit in saying that he never authorized Wil shire to buy grain for him in Chicago or else where. This is the point of the whole case and is in direct conflict to the testimony of both Wilshiro und Eckert. Blackburn then took up the accounts of the bank with the First National of New York , and the Chemical National of New York , where largo balances were curried nnd Har per was called on to explain all these trans actions , lie did so with great minuteness , referring often to the books of the bank. In general his excuse for the irregularities was that the bank was put into trouble by the Wilshiro. Eckert & Co. debt and used what ever methods ho could to save the bunk. His testimony was not ended atthe noon adjourn ment. Harper's manner on the stand showed what a difficult man ho had been for his at torneys to manage. Ho took the jury into his oonlidunco nnd talked to them with the pur pose of convincing them , but all the time was trungrcssing the rules of cvjdidenco as ex plained to him by Judge Jackson. Ho testi fied n dozen times to occurrences he did not witness. Every question furnished a new 1 opportunity to him to say what his intentions were. It seemed like presumption after Har per's sweeping denial that he had over in any way ordered Wilshire to buy wheat for him in Chicago or elsewhere , for his counsel to hand him their notes , bearing the the initials ' O. 1C. , E. L. II. , " nnd ask him to explain them. Harper Mild that when Wilshiro in March still owed the bank and him those hirjpj sums he TT.siirH" ! on his Celling out his wheat deal so as to pay his delns. Y/llsliirc said that to do so safely ho should buy wheat that day to keep up the market and then ho could sell out at an advantage the next day. "Ho asked my advice , " said Harper , "und I said to him , 'Make out your order to buy Juno wheat , and if it's all right I'll O. K. it.1 Mr. Wilson sent to the bank n nulo that Uo v/.s going to buy that day 1 Ml,000 bushels of wheat nnd I O. K'd it. It was no act or account of mine In any shape or form. The books of the bank will show , I think , that ho paid the bank a considerable amount of money next day. I had no purpose what ever lit this transaction except to get money for the bank that was owing to it by Wil- shire. " The second note was in cipher und Harper said it related to the same sort of transaction. Tlio third note ho explained by saying that Wilshiro told him ho had to pay for u lot of wheat May 1. ' 'lie wanted me. " said Harper , "to furnish money for this purpose , but I refused. Ho said 1 would bo sorry. I advised him to sell May wheat ami buy June and pay Uio difference , lie asked mo to write n memorandum of a telegram to that effect , saying : 'Please change that May wheat I have not provided for to Juno and July. My principal lias decided , etc. ' Mr. Wiisliiro represented to mo that ho was buying largely for Cleveland parties , and that is what I suppose ho referred to in the words : 'My principal. ' " Witness then asked permission to explain the check of Wilshire's for $10,000 in Octo ber , but was stopped by the court. Ho was then asked if it was given for the wheat deal. lie answered no , that it was given to pay bonds which Wilshire hud hypothecated without authority. Here the court again stopped him and cautioned him to answer questions and not go into irrelevant matters. Bi't ho again told that Wilshire had gouo to Cleveland to get help from his brother-in- law and had come back with nothing , and later that Wilshiro hud mortgaged property forfir > 0,000 , nnd explained to him that ho did so to make good that sum of money sunk by him In wheat taken from his father's es tate. He explained also how he discounted the Lewis notes nt Wilshire's suggestion , ami after again denying that u dollar of the bank's money or his went iuto the wheat deal , went on to tell of the crash and how Wilshiro and Hopkins followed him to Bowman's , where ho dines , mid with tears in their oycs bogged him to let them liavo more monoy. Ho had refused Wilshiro that morning. Hopkins suggested telegraphing to n bank in Chicago to sec how much they would take to carry the deal through. Hop kins sent such a telegram to the American Exchange bank in Chicago. When witness returned from dinner lie. found u telegram on his desk from that bank saying that if Wil shire was there mutt morning with $000,000 it would bo safe. That was where Kcrshaw & Co. hud their account. Ho told how Wilshiru. Hopkins und ho tallied the matter over and decided that they would save the bank. Hop kins had n letter of credit drawn for fc.00,000 and four drafts on the Chemical bank , of New York , for f 100,000. Wilshire was afraid to carry the money lest it bo attached , nnd it was arranged that Guhr should go with him. Gahr was instructed to not give up the money without u guarantee. Next morning ho repeated this warning by telegram and was answered that It was too late. Ho then stopped payment on the drafts. Ho became affected at this point and went on to say how he put all his money into the bank to save it , only to sco the other direc tors walk in and chock theirs out. Only Old Zimmerman , of all the directors , offered any assistance. Then the government cumo In and the end was.rcuchcd. Counsel next asked in detail whether ho had ever had or ordered nny wheat transac tion witli various brokers in Chicago , naming them , nnd ho returned .tho same answer. In February , 1SS7 , ho had a conversation with Hopkins ubout the Irving , Green & Co. mat ter and told him Unit he thought it was ills- honi'Ht. About the ftiVi.OOO transaction with the Fidelity bunk ho had no knowledge what ever until told of it in Jail at Dayton. Hop- Wim had transactions through Hoyt- with Kcrshaw & Co. , and lib was trying , to 'hedgo against our losses by. ) Wilshire"I / louncd money to Hopkins , " said .witness , "apd paid drafts for him , but ued my own money and never took a penny out of the bank's funds for this purpose. Hopkins went in 10.000 with nnothcr broker , nnd I helped him. This was paid back and the money went Into the bunk. This also was u hedging operation. " Witness was then examined as to the nsscts of the Swift Iron nnd steel works , the Hiver- oido rolling mills , the firm of E. L. Harper & Co. and of himself , nnd said that nil the transactions of these firms and companies with the Fidelity bank were legitimate. Mr. Blackburn niniln asked him If he had anything to do with Hopkins' wheat deals through Broker Hoyt. He answered that ho paid Hopkins' drafts , but ho did it to protect the bank , " 1 was interested through Hop kins to that extent , \Vo would first protect the interests of the bank and after that If tlicro was any profit loft It was to bo divided between Hopkins nnd myself. " Mr. Blackburn nskcd : "Did you nt nny time hnvo nny intent in nil these transaction * to defraud the bank oranybody elsol" "Not in the world , " was the answer. The rross-cxiimlnatlon was brief. It brought out the single fact that he purchased u certificate of deposit with his own checks , which were not charged to his account. Two or three other witnesses were culled , mnlnly to toll about Humor's assets , but the government counsel dismissed some of them without cross-examination or drawing from them some damaging testimony. ilKATH OF A 1MONKKK. Springer llurlmugh PUNNOM Away nt St Paul Alter n Short IHncNH. ST. PAUL , Minn. , Dec. 9. [ Special Tele gram to the Buu. ] After an illness of two weeks Springer Harlmugh died lust evening at the residence of his daughter , Mrs. L. L. C. Brooks. Mr. Harbaugh attended the na tional agricultural college ut Chicago and while there was taken 111. On his return ho took to his bed with pleura pneumonia , which was tlio cause of his death. The deceased was born-tit New Lisbon , O. , March 10 , 1S10. Ho removed tpj > ittsburg _ inJ84j > , where he engaged in the iron Trade. lie cnnio to Min nesota In ISbO und took charge of two of the largest farms in the northwest the Lock- hurt , near Ada , und the Keystone , near Crookston. Mr. Harbaugh wnsonoof the two original directors of the Union Pacific railroad appointed by President Lincoln. Ho was re- Uppointcd by President Johnson when the number was increased to live. Just before the buttle cf. Pittsburg Landing ho was delegated - gated by the govcuor of Pennsyivmilr. to 'uiitO a corps of surgeons to the point where the buttle wus to take place. At New Lisbon in 18)4 ho married Miss Roxiu A. Brooks , who died in IbbO while on u visit to her son , then living in California. The deceased leaves two children Mrs , L. L. O. Brooks and Do- lormo Harbaugh. Other Deaths. Brrr.u.o. Dec. 9. Thomas Contsworth , a prominent business man and owner of one of the largest elevators in this city , died this morning , aged sixty-six years. LOL-ISVII.I.U , Ky. , Dec. 9 : Rev. Dr. E. P. Humphrey , one of the oldest and most dis tinguished ministers in the south , died sud- scdly this afternoon at the residence of his son , Judge Alex P. Humphrey , in this city. Moving a Hlfj Hotel. NEW YORK , Dec. 9. [ Special Telegram to the Buu. ] Urightoji Bench hotel , Coney Island , has nn attraction for the sen appar ently , for although some years ago there was n stretch of sand between the hotel nnd the ocean , now the waves wash the front wall. Tlio hotel will bo moved back this winter , nnd this is the first time thnt nflve-thouKiind- ton house will bo moved. A novel plan Avill bo brought into piny. Tlio building will bo cut up lengthwise into three sections , u triple- track elevated railroad will bo built under each section , flat cars run in , nnd n dozen en gines coupled tandem convoy the building to the desired spot. The hotel has n frontugo ofICO feet , und un average depth of 150 feet , three stories highsurmounted by live towers. The bathing pavilion. 4if > feet long by To feet deep , is to be moved in the same manner. Kcport on the Clmtworth AVreck. SritiNorini.il , 111. , Dec. 9. Alter a number of weeks spent in investigation of the causes frhie'i ' led t o the Chatsworth train wreck , the Illinois railroad Tin ; ] -'tircliQuso commission has submitted to Governor OgTo.siiy a 'vport stating that , in their opinion , tlio train would not have been destroyed if the bridge hud burned before tlio train reached it. They found no evidence to show that the burning was the work of an incendiary , but held that the railroad is censurable for neglect in fail ing to inspect the condition of the track und bridges in advance of the train. They suy thnt the poor financial condition of tlio road does not relieve it of responsibility. Vilas' Honor Involved. MixxEAi'ous , Deo. 9. William Welch , an attorney of this city , published in a paper called the Homo Diary charges that Post master General Vilas wrecked tlio Madison Insurance company and never accounted for some of tlio funds of the company. Welch was indicted by the grand jury for criminal libel , as ho claims , at tlio instigation of Vilas. To-day the court denied liisnpplieation forun order for the complainants to show cause why they should not produce the missing books of the Madison Insurance company. Ho was granted ten days more In which to file n bill of exceptions. A Cook County .lull Plot. Ciiic.uio , Dec. 9. The authorities ut the Cook county jail are said to bo much worried over the discovery of the possession of con traband articles by prisoners. Following the sensation caused by the Linggbombs und the Kngel poison it , is now nssestcd thnt ono of the most despcrnto criminals in the Jaij wus discovered the other day to have in his possession u revolver and ammuni tion. The Jail authorities suppress all information mation , but It is asserted that tliero was n well conceived plot to arm several noted criminals in the Jail , when the plan would bo carried out for escape , shooting down the guards if necessary. The Alton's Cut. CHICAGO , Dec. 9 , Tlio Chicago & Alton railroad company to-day gave notice thnt it would , on December ' . ' 0 , reduce rates on him her from Chicago to Kansas City from 18 cents to 11 % cents per 100 pounds. Tills ac tion pulls down rates not only from Chicago to Kunses City , but ulso from the northwest and Mississippi river points nnd to Council Bluffs an , ' . Omaha. As the gross revenue from this business is about 1,000,000 a year the reduction means less earnings by $750,000. Weather Indication n. For Nebraska and Iowa : Colder , with light ruins or snow , followed by fair weather , fresh , to brisk northerly winds , becoming light to fresh , variable ) with cold wavo. For Dakota : Local snows , cooler , followed by slightly warmer weather , light to fresh vuriublo winds. ItlotiiH Ittishian Students. Moscow , Dec. 'J , A largo crowd of uni versity students made nn attack to-day on M. Brighaloff , government inspector. They nlso engaged in other riotous demonstrations. Finally u force of Cossacks was called out to suppress the disturbance. Several hun dreds of students were arrested. Ijynclietl | ) y McxicniiH. Hio CiKANiii : CITV , Tex. , Dec. 9. The sheriff of Star county arrested Cocillor Bor- rca and Vivian Die/ , charged with kidnapping Scnor Borrra last August. A band of Mexi cans took the prisoners from him nnd lynched them. Killing Competition. Toi.Epo , Dec. 9. The Toledo Oil company , which has n refinery herb for coal oil-sold out . .tAl'niy to tha-Statulard Oil company for * 1 ' < K - , ( XXTills ) ends Toledo competition With 'tho ' ' ' Standard , , . . A GIDDY MAIDEN'S ' FOLLY , Loft Her Country Homo For n Lo\f Dlvo iu Lincoln. SHE IS RESCUED BY HER FATHER , "Mysterious Death of a French Cor * Doctor nt 1'orn llurnlai-M Con tinue to Torroi-lr.o City State NCWH. Hrncucd From Her Hliaiuo. LINCOLN , Neb , , Deo. 9. [ Special Telegram to the BII : : . ] About ten days ago n younn lady , the daughter of highly re.spcctnbla people living in ono of the southern counties in the state , left homo ostensibly to visit relatives In this city. A week passed by nnd , nothing having been heard from her , Inquiry was made nnd It wus ascertained that she was in Lincoln , but was not with the rela tives. The father of the girl , fearing the worst oamo to the city yesterday , and it was quickly ascertained that the wayward girl bud come to the city and had been se.cn hi disreputable company. Tlio case was laid before the city marshal , who , with the father , instituted search , finding that one. night she had stopped ut a hotel , Thcr | search led them to rooms occupied on South Tenth street by souio women of tlio town , where , in a scurch of tlio rooms , the girl was found secreted under n bed. The meeting between the girl nnd her father was un affecting ono. With tears streaming down bis face , ho toolt her in his arms and asked her to return home wit hhluj. This she apparently willingly consented to do , and on the night train they departed hc 'j'.vsr-J. The irl is lutslUjrcut in nri- pourunco , and the horrible life she had evi dently determined upon did not appear in her features. When the room where the girl wus secreted wus entered , a B. it M. "peunnttcr" and another man wcro there , und the train boy evidently bus been playing a role in the prorccdjngx. An alleged detective in the city without visible means ot support has figured to no creditable ndvuut-i ugo us well In the proceedings that have well nigh wreck * . ! : i homo but may yet redeem "ft wayward girl from her folly. Found Dead. NinitA : KA CITV , Neb. , Dec. 9. [ Special , Telegram to the 15uu. ] The rojiort comes from Peru that the dead body of n French corn doctor wus found thi afternoon In tlio water closet of the B. & M. depot nt that place. For several weeks past the man was selling iiis preparation in this city nnd wim once run in by the police for drunkenness when ho gave his name as William Decline. A few days ago ho loft town in company with several rough-looking characters. Ho was supposed to htivo considerable money und it is suspicioned he met with foul play. Ho wax lust seen alive in Peru lust night. In view of the numerous robberies nnd the presence ill the city of many toughs the suspicion that ho. wus murdered seems well-rounded. Moro Burglaries at Nolirnmkn City. NUIIUAPKA CITV , Neb. , Dee. ( I. [ Special Telegram to the Bni : . ] The usual number ot robberies wcro reported to the police thia morning. Peebley's grocery , Goldberg's clothing house , Nelson's shoo store , and Nuckoll's boarding house wcro burglarized last night , und u furmer was held up by foot- puds. There have been no nrrcsts yet. SCAHM3T FEVBK'8 KAVAGKB. Three Member * of a St. Joseph Family ! Die in Three AA'ookH. ST. Josui-ii , Mo. , Dec. 9. [ Special Tele , gram to the Bii : : . ] Kntio Albus , the three- yoar-old daughter of Mr. John Albus , n vto\\ \ \ known resident of this city , died to-day nt 13 o'clock of scurlet fever. This is the third , member of this family that has died within the past week. About three weeks ago tho. oldest child , n boy about eight yours of ngc , was taken sick with the scarlet fever aiu\ died about two weeks later. In u few days th-J mother followed , dentil resulting from the sumo dhwse and to-day the youngest child fell the third victim to the disease. Mr , Allnm is the only surviving rawnber of a family which , three weeks ago , did not iravu a sick member in it. Hois now sick with thd same disease but the chances nro in favor of ; his recovery. Tlu : Carter Child. Ciiic'too , Deo. 9. Judge Jamleson this morning rendered his decision in the Carter Injunction suit , which has attracted HO much attention hero and decided that the custody of Leslie Carter's child should bo given to , the mother and father on nlternuto months. When in possession of the father the court , appointed Miss Helen Carter , defendnnt'H sis ter , to bo the boy's gimnliun , while Mrs. Dud ley , complainant's mother , will net us guar dian while the child is in the possession o ' ' Mrs. Carter , ItiiKlnosH Troubles- . AVACO , Tex. , Dec. 9. Tlio clothing house ol- Isaac Lewis was closed yesterday by attach" ments amounting to ( i2X)0. ( ) Gi.tsmnv , Dec. 9. Armstrong Bros. &Co. , the largest operators in the iron ring , huvo. failed owing to a rise in the priep of pig iron.1 Tlio iron markets are excited , und tlicro is a. grout amount of speculation , Most on Hail. Nr.w YOHK , Dec. 9. Application wns mado- to Judge Lawrence to-day in the supreme court for the admission to bail of Juliana Most , in whoso case an appeal 1ms been taken from the judgment of the court of general ] sessions. The application was granted univ Most was released on $5,000 bail , Mrs. Ida , Hoffman becoming his bondswoman. Small DanmKCH Awarded. BINOIIAMPIOX. N. Y. , Dec. 9. In the suit of George M , Rogers against the Blnghum- ton Republican for $10,000 damages for libel , the Jury this morning awarded the plaintiff < i cents. The Republican printed an article alleging that Rogers wus u bogua pension , agent. Strike ol' ( Jlii PiTTSiiuno , Dec. 9. Tills afternoon Presi dent Smith , of the American Flint Glass- workers association , ordered a general strlko of tublowuro men to take effect to-morrow. The strike will effect 1,100 and CUUKO suspen sion of work in nineteen factories. Sniln. NATCIIUMiss. . , Dec. 9. Five damage suits aggregating $1 | 0K , ( ) , have been insti tuted against the Nutche/ Cotton Mills com pany by relatives of those killed In the ex plosion which took place in the mill Muy lust. Another TI-IIKI. Nnw YOHK , Dec. 9. The manufacturers of rubber boots und shoes have , nfter repented .insuccfssful'attempts , concluded the forma tion of u trust which will bo known us thu Boston rubber boot nnd shoo trust. Arrested For F < i FAIUMOI-NT , 111 , , Dec. 9 , Thompson , a prominent business man of Danville , ill. , was urrchlcd to-day charged with committing n i'J.MXl forgery. Ho admitted his guilt and wus committed to'Jull. A Pugilist Convicted. CHICAGO , Dec. 9 Thomns 'White ' , who- klllcil Harry Woodson , alias the Black Diamond mend , colored pugilist , wus found guilty ot iminslaiif.'htcr this morning. HIspunlHhmeal , was lixc'd ut ilve years in the penitcutlury ' ' ' . .