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EIGHTEENTH YEAf ? . OMAHA. MONDAYMORNING. . OCTOBER 29 , ISSa NUMBER 137
Afl OFFSET FOR SACRVILLE ,
la Cleveland Preparing Another
TO CAPTURE THE IRISH VOTE ?
Acoorillnic to nn Omulia Mnn lie Needs
Something Very Biully to Save
JIlH Palling CaltHC
WASHINOTOV HiMBiti THE OMAHA linn , 1
613 FouiiTEB'STii STiinKT. S
WASIIINCITOX , IX C. , Oct. 29. )
Evidences multiply that the administra
tion Is very much worried over the Sack-
vlllo letter and that strenuous efforts arc to
bo made to prevent Iho further stampede of
voters from tlio dcinocrntic ticket on account
of that unfoitutiato occurrence by the kindly
intuntioncd liritish minister. In the first
place rvery effort of the administration and
its friends Is being used to show that Mr.
Ottls was the Instigator of the original
Murcliison letter and that It was a put up ] ob
from the start to entrap the British minister.
This , of course , would have no weight oven
If it were true but Ottls himself says it
Is not trno and that Murcliison was u
bonllldo British resident of California anx
ious for information from the representative
of his former homo government. Ottis is
very well known here. Ho was at ono time
foreman In the government printing oftico and
lie was HO well known and his reputation
Is BO thoroughly good in every respect that
there are men hero who are willing to stake
oil they uro worth that his statement in re
gard to the receipt of tills now celebrated
letter Is absolutely true in all details. The
administration can scarcely expect to undo
the damage by simply requesting .the recall
of the British minister. If Cleveland and
Uayurd were as much shocked and outraged
over the expression of opinion by that oftle-
ial as they make it appear they arc , Lord
Snckvillo's passports would Imvo been sent
to him without delay. The truth is that it
was only after they were cognizant of the
damage that bad been done that they thought
it necessary to disregard the word "private , "
and call the attention of the liritish homo
secretary , through Minister Phelps ,
to the minister's act. It is said
hero that a coup is to bo
fcprung this week us n direct outcome of this
Jotter Incident. A very high oftlcial of the
government said to night : "I'reparo for u
surprise. I am informed on most reliable
authority that Cleveland Is preparing a proc
lamation In regard to the fisheries which
will astonish those politicians who have
claimed that ho has no desire to retaliate
upon Canada. " II President Cleveland Is
guilty of such a thing at this time
he will -be open to the charge of the
most flagrant demagogism anl his procla
mation , coming at this late day , will
bo certain to do him much moro
damage than It can possibly do good.
ri.HAREI1T1I Till : OUTLOOK.
Mr. A. P. Cunningham , of Omaha , at pres
ent an ofllccr of the United States senate , has
lust returned from on extended trip through
New York and Indiana. Mr. Cunningham is
an Irishman by birth , and Is ono of the many
forcible sneakers among the natives of the
Emerald Isle. He is besides a keen political
observer and his examination of the situation
leads him to prcdlst the election of the re
publican ticket next week beyond peradven-
turc. To your correspondent ho said : "Tho
republicans t\lll poll 110.000 votes In the city
of Mew York , and Han ( son and Morton will
have at least 10,000 plurality in the state.
Erhnrdt's chances for election to the may
oralty of New York nro excellent and unless
there IB trading In the city Miller will bo
elected governor by a handsome majority.
Ho will not poll as many votes In the state at
largo as Harrison for the reason that Hill has
the liquor men with him and they do not all
support Cleveland. "
'What do you base your estimate upon ! "
"Tho sentiment among the Irish-American
voters. There nro thousands of them nil
over the country who voted the democratic
ticket in 1884 and in all previous elections ,
who nro to day with Harrison and Morton
upon the great national question of tariff.
which Is the issue of this campaign. In
every town of Connecticut there is at least
HI four or five Irishmen who have changed their
'party allegiance , and in the cities of
New York and Brooklyn the number is
swelled to thousands. "
"What do you gatb.tr of the situation in
Indiana ! "
"Hovoy will bo governor by a majority of
8.000 or ,000. Nothing can beat him. Har
rison's majority will bo about a thousand
' Did you find that the Sackvlllo letter has
bad much affect among the Irish-American
"It certainly has had a decided effect In
convincing them that the British govern
ment is anxious to see Mr. Cleveland ro-
clccted , but the Irish voters had largely
made up their minds to vote for the republi
can ticket before that letter made its ap
pearance , so that its effect had been dis
THE M MV1UKEE MILK CASES.
It Is expected that the United States supreme
premo court will to-morrow rule upon the
motion of the attorney general of Minnesota
to dismiss the cases appealed to this court by
tbo Chicago , Milwaukco & St. Paul railroad
company , known as the "Milwaukco Milk
Cases. " The cases arose out of the action of
the Minnesota railroad commissioners in
fixing tbo rate of tariff on milk carried by
the road named Into the cities of St. Paul
nnd Minneapolis. The company hold that
the commissioners had no right to arbitrarily
fix tbo rates and they applied to the state
courts for relief. They were defeated nnd
the action of the commissioners was sus
tained in each of the courts to which the
cases were curried and tha company then ap
pealed to the United States supreme court.
Two weeks ago the attorney general of the
state-submitted abricf asking that the appeal
be dismissed on the ground that tbo supreme
court had no jurisdiction , as tnc rates in dis
pute apply solely to traftlc within the state of
Minnesota. The decision will settle the
question as to whether or not the United
States courts can pass on the legality of an
act of the state railroad commissioners when
their acts Duvo no bearing upon inter-stuto
A IIOOUS l.NDUN CLAIM.
Ono of the gentlemen holding ofllco under
the present administration Is V. K. Hislcy ,
who Is United States marshal for southern
California , with headquarters at Los Ange
les. Some ono Interested In the record ot
the democratic officials has dug out an old
report relative to the claim of Pranlc D.
Yates and others , who asked tbo government
to pay them J14.075.83. This money was
corned by them in romovlngtho Indian prop
erty nnd supplies belonging to the Whet
stone agencies from Whlto Hlver , Dak. , to
their new reservation in the same territory ,
in the years IbTS-rj. The evidence secured
by th Forty-sixth congress was to the effect
that while Yates and the others interested
performed the work of freighting the sup-
piles In question at the rate of a cent a
pound , they were never paid , but that D. It
Rlaley , who was then agent for the Indians
at the Whetstone agency , entered Into a con
spiracy with Henry Groves , physician at the
agency , to defraud the government , nnd Is
sued vouchers for * 33,541.fc8 Instead of 114-
075 W , which was thq proper amount. The
connection of Hisley with this attempted
fraud was fully substantiated , and In July ,
1675 , a commission was appointed , with
Governor Thomas C. Fletcher , of Missouri ,
as chairman , to Investigate the affairs of the
lied Cloud agency , the repoit of which U the
following , iu relation to the Whetstone
"Yates and the men who actually dlij thf
work of moving the agency acted Iu gooi
l'i 0 far at 1 was uble to learn from uij
examination of the men who were about
there at the timo. They took their teams
and hired and paid their men to do the haul-
Intr ; this they did relying upon the authority
of the agent to employ them. The agent
represented the government , nnd the men
who did the actual ork knew that ho had
contracted with Graves only after they had
completPil the work of moving the agency to
the mouth of Ucavcr crock. They thought
they were working dlrectlv for the govern
ment. The evidence 1 had satisfied mo that
only after the work was done were they In
formed that Agent Hislcy had let the entire
contract to Graves , and that a voucher hnd
been given Graves for the whole work , and
perhaps for more , too , and that they must
look to Graves for their pay F. D.
Yatcs , Todd Uundall. Haymond nnd others ,
who did the hauling , worked , in good
faith for the government , and the govern
ment got the benefit of their labor , and at n.
price which was shown to bo reasonable and
fair. The department refused to pay Graves ,
and properly refused to pay him. Hut Yatcs
and tile men who did the work would bo able
to recover nil they claim in any court upon a
quantum mcrult as agnmst nn individual
standing iu the place of the government. The
denial of their legal and equitable rights to
Yatcs and the men who worked there for the
government Is n6t only n wrong of which the
government ought not to be guilty towards
its cltirens. but is a policy which has cost
millions. What wonder that no man will
work for the government as cheap as for a
citizen when lie Is liable to bo treated as these
men have been ! The government never paid
anybody for this work. "
Another member of the commission re
ported at the same time In the following lan
"Tho commissioners became satisfied that
the pretended contract between Hislcy and
Graves was u fraud , and entered into with
the Intent to get out of the government for
their mutual advantage n laigo profit on the
work done by Yates and others. There can
ho no doubt that the department acted wisely
in rejecting the claim of Graves and refusing
to pay one dollar thereon. The contract was
not only fraudulent , and therefore void , but
nothing was over earned by Graves under it.
Yuti'4 and others did all the woik and earned
all the pay , and wcro employed by thn agent ,
Hlslup , without notice that he was acting
otherwise than on behalf of the government
of the United States. "
In spite of the fact that this was all called
to the attention of the president at the time
he made the appointment for marshal for
southern California , Hisley was appointed ,
and us no light was made on him In the senate -
ate ho was confirmed.
I"1" " " ( STATE DBI'AKTMBXT SNOIII.nTS.
A great dual has been Huld from time to
time relative to the lordly manner in which
the employes and clerks of the state depart
ment conduct themselves. There is moro of
the blue blood of aristocracy , or at least the
outward und visible signs of that sanguinary
fluid in the average employe of this branch
of the government's service than was over
exhibited bvtho scion of the most honora
ble house in Europe. Tbo state department
Is located in that line building facing the
Whlto House to the west , which was erected
for the accommodation of the three depart
ments presided over at present by Messrs.
Bayard. Endlcott , and Whitney , respectively.
All the corridors of this building connect
with each other , und there nro no walls be
tween them. LJtit the state department people
ple do not permit the indiscriminate use of
the halls and corridors which run through
their wing of the building by tnc moro ple
beian and less fortunate individuals who
sling ink for the government In the other two
departments , and conscqently an iron lattice
fence was erected some years ago between
the state department and the others , and a
watchman was placed at each gate to see
that none but the elect should bo admitted.
But the lordliness of the state department
employes extends beyond this , and thny
carry thulr aristocratic notions to the farth
est possible limit. To-day , while your cor
respondent sat talking to one of the clerks ,
who at the moment was in charge of a
bureau , the gentleman in question touched
an electric button and a swarthy messenger
appeared at his elbow in u 'moment. Not a
word was said but the clerk with a grand air
passed to the messenger a lead pencil , the
point of which had been dulled. The mes
senger bowed almost to the floor and van
ished without a sound. In two minutes ho
again appeared and with an obsequious salaam
ho handed the newly-sharpened Faber to
the clerk and again almost striking the floor
with his head , ho departed without a word
having passed between the two. This Is ono
sample of the way in which the air in the
diplomatic branch of the government affects
au unsuspecting young man who is induced
to accept a governmental salary for the
service ho performs there.PERKY
PERKY S. HIUTII.
BEWITCHED BY NEIGHBORS.
The Strange Hallucination , of a Penn
TITUBVIM.I : , Pa. , Oct. 28. In Oakland
township , Venango county , twelve miles
distant , Jerry Pritchard , a farmer and mem
ber of a prominent family in the county , al
leges that some of his neighbors have bewitched -
witched him. So firmly docs he believe this
that ho went to Franklin , the county scat ,
and laid the case before a lawyer. Ho was
willing to make- affidavit that several of his
neighbors , whom ho named , could and did
stand beside him while ho was at work , nnd ,
by some peculiar power , deprive him of the
strength to perform any labor. Ho said that
these people had troubled him so much in
this way that they had absorbed about all his
strength and left him helpless to attend to
his farm work. In consequence of this he
has been greatly reduced in physical strength
and ho wanted to bring suit for damages.
The lawyer declined to take the case , und
Pritchard "said that If the law would not pro
tect him against his neighbors , who pos
sessed such extraordinary power , he would
have to sell his farm and go elsewhere.
DESTITUTION IN DAKOTA.
Condition oft ho Settlers In the Vlcln-
lly of Devil's Lake.
ST. PAUL , Oct. S8. lorntotial Auditor
Ward , of Dakota , has just returned to Fargo
from Devil's Lake , where ho has been in-
vcstiiratlng the condition of the Jews and
other destitute settlers of Ramsey county.
In an Interview ho said that ho found among
the business men ot Devil's Lake a senti
ment that the whole matter had been greatly
exaggerated , although the residents of the
northern part of the county had lost their
wheat crops entirely and. a portion of the
other crops. He made a thorough personal.
Investigation and found that the Jews had
sufficient hay , oats and straw to winter
stock and teams enough to do fall work.
They had comfortable bouses , but lacked
flour , clothing and fuel. A largo quantity of
supplies had already been shipped them by
the Jewish residents of St. Paul , Minneapo
lis and other points , who had promised to
supply their wants. Many American families
were in want and will have to be supplied
from the funds already donated. A commit
tees was appointed to make an equitable dis
tribution of tbo funds , and if any Is left in
the spring it will bo used in purchasing seed
wheat for the needy.
A Northern Pacific Wreck.
BIUIXKHU , Minn. , Oct. 2S. The Portland
fast express , westbound , on the Northern
Pacific , ran into an open switch near the cast
end of the Crow Wing river brldgo last
night. The engine broke loose , and the
tender , mall car und two baggage cars went
over au embankment into the river. Clinton
Mayup , who was riding do the front of tha
mall car , was fatally injured. Tbo mail
clerks escaped with bad bruises and a thor
ough wetting. The engine ran across the
brldgo on the ties , but on tha further side
turned over in' tbo embankment , killing the
fireman. Alexander Drown , and severely in
juring Engineer Swart. AU of the passenger
cars remained on the track , und uque of the
occupants wcro injured.
Zanzibar Advices. '
ZAJCZIIIAII , Oct. 23. Tbreo German- mes
sengers sent to the Mwapwa Seklers have
been murdered on tbo coast , Heixirts have
been received hero ot fighting at Klsmayua ,
between the Italians and Somali * ,
THE MANITOBA TROUBLE.
A Crisis With the Government Seems
WINSMPEO , Oct. as. ( Special Telegram to
Tin : BII : : . ] A great sensation was caused
hero last night by the publication of the fol-
owlng : "It has been learned from un
doubted authority that Lieutenant Govcrno r
Schultz , although advised a week ago to call
tie legislature for the dispatch of business
next Monday , has so far declined to ucccpt
the advice of his constitutional advisers ,
thereby forcing a crisis on the government ,
as It is understood that members of the cabl *
contemplate Immediate resignation , The
government , it Is learned , were anxious to
huvo the house In session to assist them in
securing the necessary legislation to back
up their position on the railway question ,
should the Injunction , bo dissolved. Hi.
Honor was advised some time ago to sum
mon the house , but so far the advice has not
been followed and the proclamation Is still
unsigned. If the government resigns , us
seems to bo the present intention , the
province will bo in u very bad box ,
ns u dissolution of the legislature
would likely follow and Manitoba could
count on having railway competition blocked
for a year or two. "
The argument on the railroad Injunction
case was continued yesterday , and the Judge
will give his decision Monday. It Is said the
Canadian Pacific solicitors have grounds for
application for another injunction should the
one before the courts bo dissolved. AH Is
quiet at the Pcmblna brunoli crossing , btitull
preparations are complete for active resist
ance at any hour should the necessity arise.
During yesterday afternoon about thirty
men , under the direction of General Super
intendent Whyto nnd Assistant Superintend
ent Murray , went to Morris and dumped u
dead engine on the side of tuo track , across
the proposed intersection of the Morris-
Brandon branch. Only four men were left
In charge but the engine is sunk up to the
axles and is Immovably fixed.
THI3 CLKARANCK RHCORD.
The Financial Transactions of the
BOSTOV , Mass , Oct. 23 [ Special Tele
gram to the Br.p. . ] The following table
compiled from dispatches to the Post from
the managers of the leading clearing-houses
of the United States , shows the gross ex
changes for the week ended October 27 ,
1833 , with the rate per cent of increase or de
crease as compared with the amounts for the
corresponding week last year :
The Agricultural Board's Report
Makes an excellent Showing.
TOI-EKA , Kan. , Oct. .28. | Special Tolo-
eram to TIIK Hen. 1 The quarterly report of
the state board of agriculture ] ust issued
shows the total product of winter and spring
wheat this year to bo K,720,719 ) bushels as
compared with 9,278,000 bushels last year.
It is the heaviest yield since lbS4. The total
product of corn th * year is given as 103,734-
087 bushels more than double the yield of
last year and the largest since 1S85. The
total product of oats is given as 54,065,055
bushels , the heaviest yield in the history of
AN OfcD MAN'S COURAGE.
He KIIU * Mad Dog After a Desperate
RALEIGH , N. C. , Oct. 28. Yesterday , in
Rock in Kb am county , as a negro laborer was
leaving a farm yard und walking with a
scythe upon his shoulder down a lane , a mad
dog of great size sprang at blm. Tno negro
turned nnd ran into the burn yard , where
tnero were a number of men. The furious
dog bit some- mules and then attacked the
men. The latter all got away save an aged
man name Gray , who seized the scythe which
the negro bad dropped und met the dog. Ho
sprang at Gray , and there followed , on the
part of the latter , such a struggle as only
love of life will Induce. The dotr fought the
man steadily and wickedly. Gray showed
great dexterity with the scythe , and after a
stiuggle of more than twenty minutes , killed
the dog , whose body was literally cut to
pieces. The brave old man was utterly ex
SEWAHD , Neb. , Oct. 28. [ Special Tele
gram to the BEK. ] Yesterday was the
greatest gala day Seward ever witnessed.
The republicans had a largo procession in the
afternoon , and in the evening Senator Man-
derson addressed a thousand people at the
opera house. Messrs. Laird and Tate held
two overflowing meetings at the opera house
and court house m the afternoon. The Lin-
cola flambeau fifty arrived at 0 o'clock.
There was a great torchlight procession and
display of fireworks. The David City and
Heaver Crossing Glee clubs entertained the
audiences. The city was profusely deco
rated. Attorney General Leeso also ad
dressed an uudlenco at the opera houso.
JOIISSTOWX , Neb. , Oct. 28. [ Special Tclo-
gram to THE UKE. ] A large and enthusiastic
republican rally was held hero last night.
The principal speakers were M. U. Mallov
and T. Winters of Long Pine , L. K. Alder of
Alnsworth , and Judge James Morris of
UF.IIUN , Neb. , Oct. 23. [ Special Telegram
to THE UPE. ] The republicans of this pre
cinct hold a great ratification hero last night.
A splendid torchlight procession , headed by
the Syracuse band , was an attractive fea
ture. General Stan wick , Frank T , Hansom
and Puul Schminico addressed the pcoplo In
the town hall to the number of : < 00 or 400.
Dr. Lattas and O. Home , legislative candi
dates , wore in attendance to help boom the
demonstration. General Van Wyck is stiik
ing some telling blows throughout Otoo
county for the republican ticket.
Illatno and Mills.
KcwAnK , N. J , , Oct. 2 * . Mr. lllalne
passed a quiet night at toe residence ol
George A. Halsey. To-day ho loft for Now
Congressman Mills spent tbo niitht at
John McGregor's house. Ho was Indisposed
during tbo day but was better to-night.
Considering the Sackvlllo Affair.
LONDOS , Oct. 29. Lord Salisbury had o
private conference with Minister Phelps af
the Hatfteld house to-day In regard to the
SACRVILLEVESF \ MUST CO ,
A Democratic Conference- Seals tbo
Minister's Fate ,
CLEVELAND ASSERTS HIMSELF.
And Will Insist Upon Ilia Recall or a
Discontinuance of Diplomatic
Relations With the Brit
ish Legation *
West's RecnII Oemnmlod.
NEW YOKK , Oct. 28. [ Special Telegram to
TnuBKi : . ] The Herald says : "Lord Sack-
villa will bo recalled within three days or
the diplomatic , relations between the head of
the British legation and state department
will bo broken off. " This statement was
made In democratic circles immediately after
a protracted conference between President
Cleveland , General Patrick A. Collins , of
Boston , and John Doyle O'Hoilly , of the
Boston Pilot , yesterday. Several other men ,
high in the confidence of the president , also
ittcndcd the conference , wtilch was held In
secretary William C. Whitney's house , No.
2 West Fifty-seventh street , before Mr.
Cleveland went to view the parade. General
lollins nnd Editor O'Hcilly came from Bos
ton expressly to sou the president touching
the Sackvllle letter , and to discuss with him
tbo provisions of the republican senate extra
[ lition treaty , which .makes it possible to
extradite-political offenders. The talk was
'ong and Interesting , and both Boston men
aeft satistlcd that Cleveland would have no
further lelatlons with J ord Sackville.
This is what a man who saw Mr. Cleveland -
land and talked with him said : "Tho presi
dent , wlillo ho will act > conservatively and
through proper diplomatic channels , will
have no further intercourse , nor will the
state department , with Lord Sackvilla. The
British minister committed an unpardonable
error wlien he wrote that letter. Ho hud
not the smallest right to do so maladroit n
thing. Mr. Cleveland feels , nnd so docs
every member of his cabinet , that Lord Sack
vlllo has practically characterized the presi
dent as a liar. The minister's letter admits
of no other interpretation. I am satisfied
from the nature of the consultation that was
held to-day that Mr. Cleveland will assort
the dignity of his ofllco and will show that the
representative of no power , however friendly ,
can , while In an ambassadorial capacity ,
criticize his acts or intentions us far as this
republic Is concerned. "
A Scriouq 'Dilemma.
NEW YOIIK , Oct. 3d.TtSlec'nl ) ' Telegram to
THE BnE.J The police commissioner.1- in
a serious dilemma overthe heavily increased
registration in many , sectiou3 of the city.
How to poll the entire .vote within the legally
prescribed hours la a p'nzzlo. They added
forty-four election districts this year , making
850 , against 813 in I8S7. iBut the addition .of
voters has been so excesilvo as to prevent
a poll of the vote on election day. In the
Seventeenth electiondistrict of the Twenty-
third assembly distrlqt 5HW.namc3 were en
rolled during the first three days of registra
tion , and In the Thirty-second district of the
Twenty-second assembly district 3 voters
were registered with strong probability that
the grand total . .will rtoch 000. This excess
exists in all the tcncm&l districts 'and In tb.6
newly built sections & the city. The
law prescribes that tM ) poll shall bo-kept
open ten hours , or front > 6 a , in. to 4 p. in.
During that time , if the votitig is carried on'
without delays , ono raanjcan cast his ballot
each minute , so that only.GOO voters could bo
received in ten hours. The heaviest ballot
ing on record was in Harlem precinct , whcro
090 ballots wcro cast , the average not exceed
ing 590. Allowing' the largest possible lati
tude in the twenty-third assembly district ,
referred to above , 'fully 300 voters will bo
disfranchised solely because of utter inabil
ity to receive tbo ballots within the legal ten
hours. It is estimated that at least 10,000
voters will not bo able to cast their ballots.
Reports of Illegal registration are being
supplemented by a few arrests.
General Fail-child's Observations.
Cmctao , Oct. 28. [ Special Telegram to
THE Ben. ] General Lucius Paiichlld ar
rived in this city this evening from Indiana ,
where ho has been speech-making for the re
publicans for the lost three weeks. Ho said
that from his observations in every direction
ho was satisfied that\ \ Indiana would give
General Harrison 10,000 majority. There
were gains among tlie laboring people and
the manufacturers upon the protective tariff.
There wcro gains among the old soldiers ,
who wore displeased with the president's
pension policy. The mugwumps of lt > 84 were
back In the old party , because the president
had not carried out in Indiana his promises
of civil service reform. Many democrats
were not going to vote for Cleveland because
they were extremely displeased at the man
ner in whlcb ho had. treated the late Vice
The Authors of the Letter.
Los ANOULES , Gala. , Oct. 28. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BBB.J The Tribune this
morning publishes the statement that W. A.
Bell , of Pomona , Calm , is the author of the
Murchison letter. To-night information
makes It practically certain that Bell , J. A.
Toner and F. G. Hulloy all of Pomona , nro
responsible for the job. Halley was inter
viewed by a Tribune reporter. Ho said
Murchison was a triplet , Gorman , Irish and
American. Haley Is of Irish descent , Bell an
American. The third party , who is not ac
curately described , is probably Toner , who
is as much u German us Haley Is an Irish
man , The theory hero is that these three
met , planned and executed the scheme.
Bell is the man who revealed
the correspondence. Toner claims
that ho was 'the first to see
it , Murchison consulting him as an attorney
as to the advisability < of giving the corres
pondence to the icnuplicnn committee. Boll
delivered the letters to Judge Fitzgerald of
this city , a mcmoeriot the state central com
mittee , who telegraphed Mr. Estcs of San
Francisco , and Chairman Quay. The publi
cation here lost Suqduy was accidental and
not expected. Bell to-night denies that ho
wrote the letter himself , but all agree that
he knows all about it ! Other and similar let
ters were written by these men at the same
time the Murchison Iqt/ter was forwarded , to
other leading Englishmen in this country ,
and prominent prohibition democrats. To
these replies were received but the West let
ter was accepted as. the most useful for cam
paign purposes , and the others destroyed.
WORKING HOH CLEVELAND.
Phil Knarny'a JHoA Sends Strange
Circulars ( a'-pld SoIdierM.
NEWAKK , N. J. , Oct. 23. John Watts
Kearny , of this citjf , is the son of General
Phil Kearny , who last bis life whllo doing
valiant service for his country in the rebel
lion. John Watts is railed "general , " al
though ho never took part In an engage
ment. The only title ho Is legally entitled to
is that of colonel , because ho ts on the staff
of the democratic governor , Green. John
Watts Is a democrat of the rankest kind.
He has lust sent -out a circular addressed to
tha surviving members of hU father's brigudo ,
and to veterans fn general , that for conccil
and presumption surpasses anything yet at
tempted in this campaign. The circular in
closes a speech defending tbo president's
pension vetoes , and asks old soldiers to sup
port Cleveland cut of respect to the memory
of General Kearny. nnd because Phil
Keafny would , It living , favor Cleveland.
These circulars are being emphatically do
uounccd by the men who fought under
Kearny , and have made scores of vcteians
indignant. They will dct a.s a boomciang on
John WatU ana tUe democracy. .
A WEALTHY VIXIiN.
Mary Ann Irvine Dlrd In Squalor Al
though Worth $ ! ? . - , OOO.
Siowc r.u.t.n , Dak. , Oct 28. Mary Ann Ir
vine , ono of the most noted characters of
his section , died last night of heart trouble.
Oiirini ; lier residence of thirteen years in
this vicinity she had proved herself a most
venomous Amazon , and lived and died In the
utmost filth and squalor , leaving thousands
of dollars of accumulated wealth. No
woman In Dakota , nor probably man was
moro dreaded by nil who came in contact
with her than Mrs. Irvine. Vieiou , revenge
ful and mean , she wonld hesitate to do noth-
against the person or property of ono who
iad Incurred her hatred.
For years she figured prominently at
icarly every term of court as defendant in
various charges , such ns applying the torch
to the property of neighbors who hail
aroused her passions , threatening their live ; . ,
etc. A loaded revolver was her constant
companion , and many u man bus been made
It has always been believed that Mrs. Ir
vine had moro to do with the murder of Airs ,
[ 'pan in 1 ! > S2 than Mr. Kgan , who wu
langed for the criuio. She und Egati were
intimate , nnd many circumstances implicated
lier In the murder ; but no ono dared to tes
tify against her , and Ugan himself refused
Lo "squeal. " For the last two years she had
been living In this city , and her reign had
been one of terror to the neighborhood , for
no matter how much she Imposed upon her
neighbors , they ouiotly submitted rather than
ma Ho themselves the objects of her ven-
gcanco. In hunting through her hovel Imme
diately after her death several chickens
which nho had stolen from u neighbor were
found In the cellar.
No ono ever darkened her doors , and it
was only u very short time before she died
that even her own children dared to enter
her house. When it was discovered that she
was dying , and she was asked if n physician
should not bo sent for , she objected to incur
ring so great an oxpcnse , and not until she
had struck a bargain with the doctor for his
fco would she allow nnv medicines to be ad
ministered. Her sleeping-room was found so
full of nil manner of filthy parbago and
woithless rubbish that much of It had to bo
dumped out of doors before the attendants
could find room to get in or endure the stench.
After her death a search among her effects
revealed deeds , mortgages , notes , bonds , und
cash to the amount , in the aggregate , of
WO.OOO. The woman was C'l years old , and
has three children , to whom her property
DID THE BKIOi : DO IT ?
A New Theory Regarding the Wed-
dinu l > 'cnut I'olHonlnc Casi .
MlXXKU-oi.i" , Minn. , Oct. 28. An impene
trable mystery still hangs over the strange
case of poisoning on the Bohemian flats. All
the theories that have been advanced have
failed adequately to explain the circum
stances that surround the strange
affair. Every circumstance is now
being scrutinized , and every circum
stance seems to throw a new light on the
real motives for the terrible crime. It is
now suggested that Mrs. Martin , the three
days' bride , was Jealous of her sister and
cousin , and attempted to dispose of her
rivals in this terrible fashion. Then , in a
fit of remorse , it is said , she attempted to
poison hoi self. This theory is suppdrtcd by
the finding of the "Hough on Hats , " which
was picked up by one of the urchins playing
about tbo house , and by the allegation that
Mrs. Martin is known to have purchased the
box of poison at a drug store. The poison
which the brlde , took yesterday , if she did
take uny , was so'sllght fa , quantity that It
only served to make Her sick , End by even
ing she was as well as ever. The different
members of the family nro all sullen and
PLACED THE BONDS.
The Omaha Southern Road to Be
Completed Within a Year.
TOPEKA , Kan. , Oct. 28. [ Special Telegram
to TJIK BEE. ] Messrs. Hoover and Gallowuv
of Dodge City , who huvo been in New York
City for the purpose of negotiating the bonds
of tbo Omaha , Dodge City & Southern rail
road , have returned and were in the city to
day. They state that they succeeded In tind-
lug purchasers for a largo amount of the
bonds , and that the road will certainly be
built. The route contemplated is from Omaha
direct to Dodge City and south to connect
with another road , probably the Denver &
Fort Worth , which will give an outlet to the
gulf nnd afford a great north and nouth line.
sJuch n line would prove a strong rival of the
Santa Fo and also of the Hock Island , which
it is said will find its way to the gulf within
a short time. The projectors of the scheme
say that the material has been purchased
nnd the work will begin before the first of
the year. They expect to see the road com
pleted before the end of next year.
The Czar's Narrow Escape.
ST. PETEIISIIUIIO , Oct. 28. The minister of
tbo Interior to-day received a telegram from
the minister of the imperial court stating
that five minutes before the czar's train ar
rived at Kutais , en route from Tiflis
to the Black sea , a Kouban
cossack , disguised as an officer ,
was arrested at the station for having on his
person several hand explosives und some
poison in gelatine capsules. When arrested
the man attempted to poison himself. Ho
wits ono of the founders of the South Hussian
Kovolutlonary society. Other members of
the boclety have been arrested at Simeropol.
The Yellow Fever.
DECATUH , Ala. , Oct. 28. The mayor has is
sued the following to the people of the
country : Wo are supplying COO white people
and 1,000 colored and are now out of sup
plies. We appeal to tno charitable people of
the whole countiy for assistance for the next
JACKSONVILLE , Fla. , Oct. 28. Official bul
letin : New cases , 10 ; of which ti whites ;
deaths , 3. Total cases to date , 4,050 ; total
deaths , 348.
Discovered a New Lake.
ZANZIIHU , Oct. 23. Count Telckl has ar
rived at Mombasa from the Interior. Ho
discovered a lake , which ho named Bassa-
narok , duo north of Lake Bcringo , extend
ing from latitude 2:10 : , north , to S , north ,
lylni ; to the westward of Jkcs Sambara und
Bassoneboro. Two largo rivers from the
north and west cuter the northern part of
Clifton & CO.'H LlabllitleM.
CniCAao , Oct. 2J. It has been ascertained
that Clifton & Co. , whoso failure was the
heaviest resulting from the Hutchinson
wheat corner , have liabilities of * 2-)0,000 ) ,
with assets of only $ V,000. ) The deficit is
much larger than was expected.
Shot by a DlNcardod Suitor.
LiTCHFiEi.i ) , Kan. , Oct. 28 Bill Short , a
miner , shot and fatally wounded Mrs. Alma
Barnes , a widow , last night. The shooting
occurred at a dance , and was caused by a re
fusal of the woman to allow Short to escort
CLEVELAND , Oct. 28. Mrs. Jackson and
Miss Nellie Norris poured gasoline on the
kitchen floor to-day to kill roaches , It Ig
nited from the range and an explosion re
sulted. Both women were fatally burned.
An ArchhUhoi > Reli nf > .
LONPOM , Oct. 28. The archbishop of Carl-
ovltz , who npprovd the Milan-Natalie di
vorce , has suddenly resigned on the plea of
A Rig Fire In Plttnlm'rj ; .
PiTTsnuno , Oct. . 23. Ackerman's nxlo fac
tory and the Farady Carbon works burned
t Loss.100,000 ; fully Insured , .
An Interesting Letter ] Ancnt A Re
Sioux CITY , la , Oct. 1M , 1SSS. [ Special to
fin : BmJ : The following loiter from the
sister of Louis Hiol , who was hanged for
reason by the Canadian government , writ-
en to Wilbur r. Bryant , un attorney of
lartlngton , Neb. , Is not without Interest nt
his time , particularly when It Is remembered
hat the tunttcr was ici-cntly called up in the
United States senate on a resolution to in
quire Into the action of the executive In the
case when culled to bis attention shortly af-
cr the trial and whllo the man who claimed
ho protection duo uu American citizen was
ST. VIT vi. , Manitoba , Oct. 10 , 1 > 8. Wn < -
IUH F. Bin ANT Sir : To ono familiar as
, 'ou are with the life of my late brother ,
ouis Kiel , itjis unnecessary to ichoiirso the
story of his life and sufferings. Sufllco it to
say for the nonce , that ho was an American
citizen by naturalization ; that ho left the
Jnltcd States of America with no hostile in
tent toward the government of the queen as
ippcars by the written declaration of the
envoys who came for him to Montana ftom
the Saskatchewan country. Fnithcr , ho
icver committed an overt uct of treason
within the realm of her Brittanio majesty ,
i'o all this Gabriel Dumond und Michael
Jumas can bear testimony. The unfairness
) f the court that tried my brother has not
) ceu equaled since the days of the Infamous
tribunal that sent .loan of Arc to the stake ,
ind would compare In cruelty and Injustice
with Pontius Pilate. It is the boast of
Amcilca tint she protects her citizens at
lomo and abroad. But how vain hits this
joast proved in the case of my poor brother.
French Canadians in the United States ro-
iiembcr it was President Cleveland who
latly refused to make any inquiry into the
conduct of Louis Kiel's trial. Yes , the chief
magistrate of the great United States stood
uipinclv by und held the garments of them
.hut stoned Stephen.
Painful as this subject is to me , I feel led
o exclaim In the words of the widow of
Leave the blood upon his bosom , "
Wash not off the nacrcd stain ;
Let it HtifTon on the tartan ,
Let his wounds unclosed remain ,
Till the day when ho shall show them
At the thro no of God on high ,
When the murderer nnd the murdered
Meet before their Judge's o.\o.
Kespectfullv yours ,
HBNIIIETTA KIFL POHTIIAS.
BETTER THAN SCHOOL TEACHING.
How Miss Baker of Boston Secured a
BOSTON , Oct. 28. [ Special Telegram to
Tun BER.I A peculiar law suit , the first of
Its kind ever carried into a Massachusetts
court , was ended yesterday by the filing of
an agreement in the supreme court for judg
ment for Miss Lizzio C. Baker against the
estate of the late Mrs. Mary G. Perkins for
$ .11,000. In 1880 Mrs. Perkins , aged thirty ,
who had inherited $100,000 from her husband ,
nn Italian nobleman , became acquainted herewith
with Miss Baker who was fitting herself to
bo u school teacher. Becoming attached to
the girl Mrs. Perkins offered to leave Miss
Baker her entire estate if the latter would
live with her as an adopted daughter. The
offer was accepted. Mrs. Perkins died hero
in 1S8B leaving in her will but ? 10,000 to Miss
Baker and tht bulk of her property to chari
table institutions. Miss Baker contested
thn will bringing an action of contract
against tbo executors. A compromise was
reached In the case yesterday with the above
result. The contract was a verbal ono but
Miss Baker produced a letter from Mrs.
"Pcr&tnSTShowine tho-terms-of the contract.
A War of Extermination Carried on
By Rival Faction * .
ST. Louis , Oct. 28. Men from the Kings
river district , northern Arkansas , report a
fresh outbreak of the Terry-Wagoner feud.
Last January three- Terry brothers and two
Wagoners , father and son , were killed.
Recently Sam Mccks , a cousin of the Wagon
ers , went to Indian Territory , and during his
absence John and Miles Terry brought a
charge of horse stealing against him and
secured special appointment to go after him.
They captured and killed Mocks , reporting
that he bttd attempted to escape. Tuesday
night last the Wugoner faction retaliated by
killing Miles Terry and fatally wounding
John. Cal Garrett , of the Wagoner crowd ,
was killed and Cyrus W. Davis seriously
wounded during the tight.
A LIBERAL OFFER.
The World's Greatest Showman Ex
presses His Opinion of Free Trade.
BitiDOEi'oitT , Conn. , Oct. 28. [ Special Tel
egram to Tun Bui : . ] Senator Fryo , of
Maine , spoke before an audience of 3,000 at
the rink last night. Ho was preceded by P.
T. Barnum , who said : ' ! was never more
earnest and sincere In my life than when , in
1884 , I publicly offered to sell all my real
estate in Bridgeport for one-quarter loss
than its value at that time in case Cleveland
was elected president. He was elected , but
fortunately a majority in tbo United States
senate was and still is opposed to the demo
cratic doctrine of frco trade , and consequently
quently the value of real estate hero has not
as yet decreased. Although I had for years
built twenty or more houses each year , my
dread of the probability of frco trade was so
great that I have not built a single house
since Cleveland was elected four years ago ,
and I now make this offer In writing : I will
put up $50,000 in cash binding myself to sell
every building nnd every Inch of land which
I own In Bridgeport for 25 per cent less than
the present prices If Cleveland nnd u demo
cratic majority in both houses of congress
are elected , nnd I will give 5,000 to any man
who will secure a syndicate before election
that will put up a like sum binding them
selves to ucccpt this offer. "
A Dlsfifitrlous Prairie Fire.
STUAIIT , Neb , Oct. 23. [ Special to IIIB
BBE | A fearful and destructive fire swept
over the Klkhorn valley yesterday , flvo
miles southwest of town , destroying In its
course at least fifteen hundred tons of liny.
The fire originated from a spark from a pass
ing locomotive on the Frcsrnont , Elkhorn
& Missouri Valley railroad between th's
station and Newport. The wind was blow
ing a gala all day. Help went liberally from
this place and Newport or the flro would
have done more damage. The timely arrival
of this assistance saved several tine farm
bouses. Several settlers lost their entire hay
crop. Ono lost a stable , u new mower and a
Queen Natalln IH Obstinate.
BuciiAitEHT , Oct. 23. Ex-Queen Natalie do-
clincs to receive the document notifying her
of the divorce , whTch was brought bv a spe
cial messenger , and the decree will bo con
veyed to her through the foreign office.
A Bloody Row.
PEOIIIA , 111. , Oct. 28. In a drunken row at
Yates City last night James Eaton shot
Hally Doyle. The latter wrenched the piste !
from his assailant and shot him fatally.
Doyle is not dangerously hurt.
All Hands Were Lost.
Tit.LiMOO Ore. , Oct. 2S. The schooner
Makah , of Astoria , has been wrecked near
the entrance to the buy. All hands were
lost. It is not known how many wcro on
Asphyxiated hy Gas.
NEW YORK , Oct. 28. Klrwan Stone nnd
Fila Lane went to a hotel In Hobokcn last
night and this morning wcro found dead ,
asphyqiated oy gas which was turned on.
"Our Molly" KaiU for Horn3.
QUEBNBTOW.V , Oct. 2b. Mary Andcfspn
und'hcr company sailed for New York to daj
00 tUo Umbria , . . ,
BOULANCER IS BANQUETED ,
Wildly Uproarious Occasion Eudln0
With n Breakdown.
DENOUNCING THE GOVERNMENT *
jtx Guerre I'rocliilmn the Comliu ; Yes
tbo Date oT Francc'H Freedom
Poor AVI no and 1'oor Specchc * .
\Copurluht \ I'ysbit Jiimtt ( Ionian Ilcmirft.1
PAHIS , Oct , 28. [ Now York Herald Cablft
Special tol'itK Hen. ] General Houlunger
ircslded to-night over a grand banquet of
ils Parisian disciples. All the lights of
novcmcnts wcro present und many whoso
nly Interest In the occasion lay in eating1 ,
liInking and making a disturbance. A
argo hull in the Brusscrl Kuroplenno was
ho rallying spot , and at 7.110 p. m. It was
nicked Inside und out. Detachments of
yolico guarded the vicinity in anticipation ol
rouble. Sevcnty-llvo waiters did their best
o servo 1,000 people , who did their best to
ccupy nuout two hund'-ed places. The re-
ult was unsatisfactory. A few dress suits
vcro visible and fewer ladies.
General Boulanger occupied the central
il.ico at the table of honor. Overhead was a
> ust of Liberty. Near him sat his trusty
leutcnants , La Guerre , Vergoin , Lo Sant ,
Blanchurd , Galllon , Nuquet , und others.
Several waiters got excited and let piles of
ilatcs fall , which made the crowd applaud nil
ho hauler. After some filet and poor Ma-
loiru speeches began. They said the same
hlngs in different ways. The present gov
ernment was as bad us possible , und the only
nlvat'on ' for the country lay in Boulanger.
Senator Nuquet kissed Vergoin after the lat
er finished. Lu Guerre was the most clo *
[ iicnt. Ho said that revision was a diawback.
Ic called Numagllly his friend , and referred
> ostvcly ! ! to the important revelations soon
o bo made , proving the rottenness of tbo
ircscnt administration. Ho said tbnt 1889
would bo the dnto of Franco's freedom.
'Paris gives love to those who love and servo
, helr country us you have done , my general ,
and Purls will follow you anJ never desert
you. " Finally , ns the carcons were pouring
out coffee , General Boulanger rose from bis
scat. Ho.wore a stmplo evening dress , wltb
the tricolor ribbon pf a deputy
across bis breast. The crowd went
wild as bo commenced to speak. "Vivo Hou-
anger ; a has Floquct. " "Vivo la Nouvcau
Washington , " etc. , until the general xvas
: trcd waiting. His voice w is clear and his
manner decided. Ho spoke of his record as
a soldier. Ho had remedied the faults of the
army ; now ho wanted to remedy those of th *
government. Ho said that Ferry's revision
: iud been nonsense , and that Floquot's would
30 an abortion. Ho called the president and
the chamber a parcel of rogues. "Wo want
a republic of people , a republic without a
parliament. No party has n right to.modify
the form of government. That right belongs
to the people , and the people will not bo slow
to use it. " Ho finally announced himself ft
candidate for election to tbc chamber from
Paris. As ho concluded
a gray-haired vet
eran presented blm with a flag u'aed * In the
war of the revolution. * Amid a tremendous !
uproar the crowd dispersed , wildly excited.
The band played the "Marseillaise" and the
' 'Boulanger March. " Tbo proceedings
wound up with an Impromptu dance.
A HcralO Correspondent's Unpteas *
ant Experience With Dr. Woodcock.
ICopi/rfu/it / HSSSliu Jamt * Gordon Rennet. ]
NICE , Oct. 28 | Now York Herald Cable
Special to TUB BEE ] ! have been to see
Dr. Woodcock with the intention of inter
viewing him. Ho is n tall , dark , good look.
ing fellow ubout thirty-five or forty years of
ago. Ho received mo most courteously. I
showed him extracts from the German pa
pers and the European Herald and a Munich
paper. The latter contained cliargou against
him and Mr. Henry and asked him to be good
enough to inform mo if they were true , and }
if they were not true whether ho would
allow tno to glvo official contradiction to tha
story. In reply ho said ho hud nothing at all
to say about the matter ; If thin sort
of thing went on no doubt the gov
ornmcnt would take it up. But I
pointed out that the charges especially
affected him , and If they wcro false ho would
no doubt bo glad to have them contradicted *
Again , he said ho had nothing at all to say
upon the subject and I could do as I liked. I
tried him again and suggested that the fact
of his living in a separata villa apart front
the residence of the court , in a hotel on the
opposite sldb of the street , nnd yet driving
daily with the king , might lead the
pcoplo to belicvo that there wo *
sorno truth In the Stuttgart story.
Then ho grew livid and boiling with rage
rushed to the bell and ordered me out of tha
house , saying if I did not go at once ha
would have mo carried out by force , and !
added that it was a piece of Impcrtlnanco
for newspapers to pry into his private affairs
and the llko. I protested my Innocence ot
any such intention und asked him again
to contradict the story for the sake
of the king if it was not true.
Ho said I had better get out.
Ho saw mo down stairs. Another young
American carao outof an adjoining room ,
where ho had been enjoying the scene.
This person , I think , must huvo been his
confrere , Hendry , from the description I had
had of him. "You have hero a perfectly
plain and accurate account of all that hap
pened In the live minutes I had with Woodcock -
cock , und you may make whatever use of it
you may think proper , " said I.
ARRESTED FOR THEFT.
United States Minister Kopf Creates
Hetisatlon In Hellan Hoclety.
ICopl/Hw'it ' ism tm Jamet Uortlan lltmvtt. ]
BuUBSEi.3 , Oct. 28. [ Now York Herald Ca >
bio Special to Tint BEE. ] Schwartz
Kopf , the secretary of tbo United
States commission for the Belgian expositiod
who came hero with letters of Introduction
to Prince Do Cnemay , minister of foreign of'
fairs , and to M Do Moreuu , former miniates
of public works from the Belgian minister al
Washington , und who has been received and
entertained by the best society of Brussels ,
was to-day arrested on the charge of stealing
a diamond necklace from M. Bardit , a Porfr
elan Jeweler , In ISbO , and for nuraerouk
swindling operations committed between
1881 und 1882 in Franco and Belgium
Schwartz Kopf Is u flno looking man of
thirty-live and lead a very luxurous life as
Brussels. Ho had , subsequently to nil
swindling operations , gone toJAmerica.anS
become naturalized. This he thought sum"
clcnt to protect him from urreSt for mi forirU
cr backslidlngs but to-day bis arrest prove *
the contrary and causes a sensation in Brusj
sels society. ' ,
LONDON , put. 28. A dispatch from. Hot *
delburgsajs that'James C Flood U UM
proving. ' ' .
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