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THE OMAHA ; DAILY BEE ,
EIGHTEENTH YEAR. OMAHA THURSDAY MORNING. FEBRUARY 28 , 1889. NUMBER 258
MHSTWAIT A LITTLE LONGER ,
OfJlcoBookora Put Off Till the Cabl-
not la Solootod.
QUARRELSOME NEW YORK STATE.
Her Warring Factions Likely to Spoil
Her Cabinet Chances Lnw
1'nitncr Miller to Ro
WASHINGTON HUItnAUTllRONUrtA BRE ,
f > 13 FOUHTEESTflSTItBBr , l\ \
WASHINGTON , U. C. . Fob. 27.
Thcro lias been tv heap nf caucusing among
the republican politicians hero to-day. In
the marble room at the capltol , in the cloak
rooms of the liouso and senate , In the cloak
rooms of the house nnd senate , In the com
mittee rooms , anil everywhere inal men
could gather together for a quiet talk , ono
could ilnil the leaders of the party rubbing
thnir heads together and dlteussing what had
been done and what ought to be douo In the
matter of distributing patronage.
HAHV , CIENTt.CMtiX.
The raid of the prcsidonl-clcet has fairly
commenced. There wns some skirmishing
yesterday , but this morning the fighting
began all along the lines , and slates wcro
being miido up for nearly every state
nnd territory of the union. Thcro was
less interest felt In the cabinet assign
ments than In the distribution of the minor
plaees , the heads of bureaus and the fat of-
ilccs at home. Hut General Harrison has so
far given no satisfaction to any one. Ho
tells people that they must wait until ho has
selected his cabinet , for It will bo necessary
for the heads of the several departments to
bo consulted in making assignments to subor
Thcro are a few ofllees which it is under
stood ho has tendered to personal friends ,
but what they are and whether they have
been accepted is only a matter of conjecture.
Little intimation ! ) are constantly leaking out
that John Dee is to have this nnd Uichar
Hoc is to have the olhor place , but you can
not ascertain anything for certain.
Tin ; QUAUKIM.SOMI : CMIMKI : STATI : .
With reference to the cabinet It may bo
said that four places have been dellnltcly de
termined upon , mid only four. A stroke of
lightning may disturb the present situation ,
but it is not likely that any ono clsu but
Dlainc , tv'indom , Wanamakcr nnd Noble will
fill the ofllcos of state , the treasury , the post-
ofllco and the interior department. The
other four places have not been lillod , and
will not bo lillod until the last moment. Gen
eral Harrison is sincerely trying to reconcile
the antagonistic elements In New York , but
they will not DO reconciled. Ho
will not give them the treasury
department , and. Mr. Plait will
not ncL'cpt anything else. Ho has spout n
great part ofhls time to-day with Senators
Evarla and Hiscock , Mr. Fassett , Senator
Quay nnd others who nro interested in heal
ing the dlsscntlous , but at this writing has
been unable to reach any conclusion or to
secure nny suggestions that will satisfy tbo
Jealoniy of these who are contending for
supremacy. He Is willing to give Wow York
two places In the cabinet , but ho cannot IIml
two of exactly the same size and shape and
with the same amount of honor and respon
sibility attached to them , and nothing else
will suit Mr. Miller and Mr. Pratt. Mr.
Harrison intends to give the Now York
people a day more to agree upon something ,
and if they fall to do so ho will simply over
look thorn entirely and get his cabinet ma
terial clscwliero. Mr. Whitelaw Ueid has
been mentioned as a compromise , but ho
connot , it scorns , get the endorsement of the
leaders of the factions. If but ono man is
given a place from the state , that man will
likely bo ox-Senator Tom Platt.
After tbo arrival of Vice President-elect
Morton this afternoon , he , with other friends
of Mr. Platl , had a conference , at which it
was decided to notify General Harrison that
Mr. Platt would accept the ofllco of secre
tary "of the navy , which ho has once de
clined. It xvas tendered to him originally
with the understanding that ho was not to
attempt to Interfere with the patronage of
Now York state , but to confine himself to
his bailiwick. Mr. Platt said that his only
motive In seeking a cabinet position was to
Btrengthon himself as a political leader ; that
ho had no deslro to build ships , and the sec
retary of the navy had no patronage except
a few mechanics in a few navy yards , which
was n little oi t of his line : Hut
now , as it has comp to a point
Whore ho must take that or nothing ho Is
willing to sacrifice his ambition to control
patronage and tuiio What ho can get. Mr.
Plait's friends will communicate with Gun-
oral Harrison to-morrow and Inform him
that Mr. Platt will accept any position that
may bo temlorcd.
Senator Quay , who is anxious to Imvo Uo :
trouble in IMOW York settled by the admis
sion of both Platt and Miller into the cabi
net , made a suggestion to the president-elect
this afternoon which , however , as I under
stood was not received with much favor.
Mr. Platt has been willing all along to ac
cept the posloftlco department , considering it
next In rank to the treasury as a political
machine , and when General Harrison in
formed Mr. Hiscock that It was Impossible
to give Now York the treasury , the latter
asked the postolllco department for Mr. Plntt.
General Harrison told htm the department
had already been tendered to nnd accepted
by "Mr. Wanamakcr , and before ho could
consider Mr , Plait's name In that connection
the lutter's friends would have to persuade
Mr. Quay to accept some other position for the
great Phllndolphian. Mr. Quay was approached
preached by Mr. Hiscock , after the hitter's
return to tWnshlngton , but ho peremdtorily
refused to consider the matter. Ho wanted
Mr. Wanamaker at the head of the army of
00,000 postmasters. Nuw , In order to satisfy
Now York Mr. Quay Is willing to have Mr.
Wanamaker transferred to the Interior. Mr.
Harrison did not receive that suggestion
favorably , First , because Mr. Noble had ac
cepted the portfolio. Second , because Mr.
Wanamaker Is not n lawyer. The secretary
of tho. interior bus to sit as
Judge to dccido cases involving
patent law , land law , pension law
and various other legal complications , and
the head of that department should bo as
much of a jurist as the uttornny general.
Mr. Quay suggested that Mr. Noble might
bo txansfcrred to the attorney general's of-
lice , and that Wanamakcr could select some
ilrat-cluss lawyer as assistant secretary of
the interior and assign him to tlia duty of du
ckling these cast's. Ho cited the fact that
Kacharhih Chandler , the great stalwart of
Michigan , who was not u lawyer , madn ono
of the best secretaries of the Interior ( his
government has over had , and that ho
brought from Michigan with him Mr. Gaylord -
lord , ono of the ablest lawyers of the bar of
that ( itiUo , to dcoido the li'gal questions that
cumo before him. Mr. Gaylord wan made so
licitor of tbo department , and Mr. Chandler
paid him fSQJU a year out of his
own pocket In order to Induce htm to accent
that position. Mr. Wnnamakcr , ho suid ,
would bo willing to bring nn equally good
lawyer to 1111 the same olMco , or make him
assistant secretary of the Interior. General
Harrison hus taken the mutter under consid
eration , but it is not likely that ho will
change the programme. In case It is done ,
however , Mr. Platl will bo made postmaster
general , and Mr. Miller secretary of the
navy , which will satisfy the demand * of New
Mr. Rlklnft arrived to-day , and Is quartered
ut tun Ncruuindle hotel wild Mr. liluiuu. Hu
Is using his Influence with the i > rcsidnnt-clcci
in hohulf uf Mr. Platt.
It is reported tn-nijl.t ( Unit during
his visit to General Harrison this
morning Senator Sherman j-ccom-
mended the npolntmcnt of Sen
ator Palmer to a position in
ttio cabinet , and that as a result of this it
has been absolutely determined by General
JIarrmon to invlto Senator Palmer to taka
either the war or agricultural portfolio ,
Tlip ourco ot thii information ie sui-h at to
give it mdro than the ordinary weight to bo
attached to cabinet rumors at this time. A
meeting of the republican members of tbo
Indiana delegation In congress will bo held
at 10 o'clock to-morrow morning at Hepro-
sentntlvo Stcele's committee robin for the
purpose of determining whether General
Harrison shall bo asked to take an Indiana
man Into his cabinet. It ills agreed that
the request shall ho mndo no name will bo
presented. It Is slmply-to settle the question
whether > i request for a place In the cabinet
shall be made on behalf of the slate that the
meeting is to bo held.
IAW I'AHTSEIl MII.t.r.H.
Law Partner Miller is not to bo a member
of the cabinet. That is dcllnitely settled.
Ho is to bo solicitor general , nn ofllcer who
stands next door to a cabinet minister In
honor and glory , nnd ho Is perfectly satisfied
with that assignment. Law Partner Miller
is General Harrison's most Intimate friend
and has been such for twenty years. Their
relations arc as close as these of David and
Jonathan , and c.losc as these that exist be
tween G rover Cleveland and Daniel Lament ,
and General Harrison wants him In with
him. It Is said by Indiana people that Miller
might have boon attorney general if ho had
chosen , but that when hu saw what a rum
pus his appointment was going to awaken
among the Indiana republicans ho told Gen *
oral Harrison that his appointment would bo
The Indiaha people are going to tnako nn
appeal to the general to select n member ot
ttio cabinet from that state , and they ndvlso
the nomination of John C. Now or .1. N. Hus
ton , the chairman of the state republican
committee , but It is not likely that ho will
comply with their wishes. It looks verv
much now as if Mr. Now would bo sent
abroad and Mr. Huston tendered a promi
nent position in one of the departments. Ho
wants a place that will give him the use of
pntrotmgo to strengthen the republican
party in bis state and reward his friends. Mr.
Now will In all probability go to Vienna.
There were man ) ' statements made pro and
con to-day by men from congress relative to
the wisdom of asking Mr. Wlndoui to take
THI : WISDOM AFr.vm.
Senator Davis , of Minnesota , says that ho
knows nothing whatever about the protest
that is reported to have been made and to bo
presented to General Harrison , against Mr.
Window's appointment as secretary of tbn
treasury , and bo has never heard of it ex
cept in the newspapers. The USD of his
name in that connection is entirely unauth
orized. IIo never intended to submit any
protests and docs not think It would bo be
coming in him to do so. Ho has his views in
regard to the selection of Mr. Windom , but
should not volunteer them to General Harri
son unless they were nskcd for.
Senator Sabin said to-day that ho has
nothing whatever to do withtho protest , that
ho hud never seen It , nnd should not present
it to the president-elect. Ho said that ho
know of u largo number of people who had
written letlcrs to General Harrison object
ing to Mr. Windom's appointment , as a resi
dent of Minncsotu , but he knows of no
formal action that had been taken in the
matter. As far as ho was personally con
cerned , ho was nt liberty to speak with great
freedom , because he did not desire any favors
for himself from the next administration , and
only wanted to bo in a position where ho
could servo his friends. "It has not been
my purpose , " said Mr. Sibln : , "to advise
General Harrison as to whom ho should nnd
whom ho should not invite Into his cabinet
unless ho should ask my advice , but I have
no hesitation in saying that I am greatly sur
prised ttiat ho should have raked the enllro
country over to seek a man who is a
resident of no stale , and whoso idenli-
llcalion with numerous wildcat schemes
nnd paper corporations extending over the
United States and Mexico ami the subter
ranean recesses of New York is notorious ,
for his secretary of the treasury. Ho would
have to apply lor a corlillcalo as to his plnco
of residence , whether in Now York , Winona
or Topololnmpo , Mexico. 1 have no sympa
thy with the far fetched idea that the secre
tary of the treasury should come from tlio
west , knowing , us every ono knows , that
when nny great enterprise is inauguralcd tlio
projectors have lo go to Now York for finan
cial assistance. The fact that the man lives
in a financial center nnd is familiar with tbo
commercial and financial intcrcsls of the
country ought not , in my Judgment , debar
him from occupying the most important po
sition under tlio government , and one In
which ho must come directly in contact with
linancial people. Neither do I share the flip
pant views that have been so frequently de
pressed by certain people nowadays , that the
republican party can arrange to get along
without Now York stato. I believe that
should bo the llrst-state recognized in mak
ing up the cablnel. "
The Cullfornians nro very certain that Mr.
Swift , of their state , is to bo secretary of the
navy or attorney general. It has developed
that General Harrison told Congressman
Morrow , when the latter visited Indianapo
lis last week , that Mr. Eslce would not bo a
member of the cabinet ; lhat ho was out of
the question , and from some things that have
been learned slnco the arrival of the presi
dential party hero , Mr. Swift's chances seem
to bo very favorable.
Holman has again defeated the considera
tion of the bill crealing two additional land
ofllcos in Nebraska. Ho promised Senator
Paddocic and Ileproscnlallvo Dorsoy a few
days ago , as announced in Tin ; lliu : specials ,
that ho would not offer further objection , but
did not keep his promise. When In the house
tills morning Mr. Dorsoy nskcd to take up
the bill , Senator Paddock went over lo Iho
house and labored with Mr. Holman , but got
no satisfaction. Thcro Is yet hope lhat Iho
obstruction In Iho form of Iho unreasonable
member from Indiana will bo coaxed aside ,
but sometimes it looks as though It was hopIng -
Ing against hope. Thcro is but a small
chance lor success.
The friends of Hoprcsentatlvo Clifton B.
Urcckinridgo are urging him to go'at once to
Arkansas and assist in bringing the assassin
of Colonel Clayton to justice , but ho says ho
has confidence in the oftleors of the law , and
believes that they will do their duly. IIo has
expressed his rcgivt at the murder , and has
testified that Mr. Clayton was a fair-minded ,
honest and patriotic man. This , ho believes ,
is all that should bo required of him , although
ho holds his seat in congress with a certificate
that is stained with blood. Mr. Brcckin-
ridgo's friends think ho has made n tcrriulo
inislako In his show of indiffcrencu about the
Clayton tragedy , nnd will reallzo It. If no
had started at unco for Arkansas , offered his
services In discovering- perpetrators of
the deed and declined to accept a seat In the
next congress until hi * title was made clear ,
they say that ho would have been the biggest
and most popular man in the slalo. Lint ho
is now despised by men who have highly re
TUB LAND COMMIS31ONillSHIIV :
Among the northwestern people hero the
idea Is prevalent thai the influence which
will bo brought to bear upon the president in
bchalt of ox-Sonnlor Clulcolt , of Colorado ,
for the land commlsalonorshlp will bo such
us to pracllcallv insure ills appointment.
Chllcott has the Colorado delegation and a
great many others at his back and will prob
ably bo successful In his efforts toscouro the
JOINS TUB o. A. it.
Ex-Speaker Uandall. not satisfied with re
suming the leadership of the democratic-
party in Iho house of representatives , has
decided to become n veteran of the late war ,
and will bo initiated Into Kit Carson post ot
the G A. It. on the evening of Inauguration
day , before ho COCH to the ball. Mr , Handall
was a private in tbo Philadelphia city troops ,
and went to the front as n member of that
organisation In IfOl fur Ihreo months service.
Hu was in tlia Held when first elected to
A certain oracle of the weather has con
sulted his geese bnno und has predicted a
pleasant day for tho-tth of March , but General -
oral Grecluy mild this afternoon lhat ho was
not at all certain on that subject "The In
dications , " ho said , "in the northwest are
very bad. On the Pacific const , at the mouth
of the Columbia river , thu wind is blowing
forty-eight miles an hour , and the barometer
Is falling rapidly through that section. If
this station comes last , as it is likely to do ,
there is ample time foe it to reach Washing
ton between now und Monday morning , und
thu outlook la very unfavorable. "
THE J'UUI.IC ritlNTKU.
Ono of the first oOlucs that will demand
thc-attcution of President Harrison after tbo
cabinet is disposed of , Is that of mibllo
printer. There nro several candidates in the
field , but the ono most frequently mentioned
Is M. D. Helm , ot Mnnclc. Ind. Mr. Helm
has the advantage of several years' exper
ience In the olllco in various positions. llo
founded the Congressional Record , and ran It
successfully for several years , nnd made a
host of friends among senators nnd members ,
Ho Is thoroughly conversant with the oOlco
In all Its details and U strongly backed by
the united Indiana delegation , a largo part of
the Ohio delegation nnd many members from
other states. Dr , Gnlllnccr , of Now Hamp
shire , who was the republican representallvo
on the committee which investigated the
goveramonl printing ofllco during the last
session , is enthusiastic In his support of
Helm , and says ho Is just the man for the
8CTTI.CD roil THIS SE3SION.
Speaker Carlisle said to-day that ho should
not permit a vote upon Mr. Itandall's bill to
report the tobacco tax unless a majority of
the democrats in tlio house request It. That
settles she. question of tariff reduction for
Hopkins , nn Independent member from
Virginia , announced in the house to-day , in
objecting to the consideration of a bill pro
viding for the erection of a public building at
Kalamazoo , Mich. , that ho would not permit
the consideration of any moro public build-
bills. This dofeals the bills pending for pub
lic buildings for Hastings , Fremont and Be
Hon. S. N. niakcsloy. of Hoatrlco ; J. H.
WIllardof , Omaha , and Newells.of Schuylor ,
In the house to-day Mr. Dorsey secured
concurrence in Iho senate amendments to
Iho Laird bill for Iho relief of Wesley Mont
gomery , of Nebraska , The bill permits Mont
gomery to homc toad another quarter section
of land , the ono ho entered upon having been
in conflict with railroad right upon public
Elllolt R Shepherd , of Ihc New York
Mall and Express , ox-Scnalor Saunders nnd
Hussell U. Harrison lunched lo-dny with
Senator Paddock at the seiialo restaurant.
Congressman-elect W. J. Council , of the
First Nebraska district , who has been nt
Cnlcago a day or two , Is expected to arrive
at any tiour now.
Editor Fairbrolher , of Iho Lincoln Call , is
in Iho city.
Senator Manderson's cold has developed
into n high fovcr , which for three days bus
confined him lo his bed.
The evening papers announce that on ac
count of the senator's ' Illness Mrs. Mandor-
son will not receive to-morrow.
The high lea by Mrs. Captain John G.
Bourke to Mrs. Hussell 13. Harrison , this
afternoon , was very largely attcndoJ by the
well-known socicly people of Washington.
Mrs. Senator Paddock assisted in receiving.
By direction of the secretary of war Pri
vate Victor Mayunke , Company G , Twcnty-
llrst infantry , now with his company , is dis
charged the service of Iho United States.
The extension of leave of absence granted
First Lieutenant George S. Young , Seventh ,
infantry , February 1 , Division of the Mis
souri , is further extended one month ,
Private George C. Getchell , Company C ,
Eighth infantry , now with his company , Is
discharged tlio service of the United States.
LOOKS m'nious roit on. JOHN.
The Nebraska men interested in securing
o place in the cabinet for Thurston nro com
pelled to confess that it looks like John W.
Noble , of Missouri , for the desired place.
Tney are now urging Senalor Palmer , of
Michigan , for sccrelary of war , in Iho hope
lhat Hobcrt W. Furnas , of Nebraska , will bo
made secretary of agriculture. He is said to
bo qualified in an eminent degree for the
placo. Pcaur S. HEATH.
THE MONEY DROVE HER MAO.
A Minnesota Family Matin Destitute
Hy n Strange Misfortune.
ST. Cr.oun , Minn. , Feb. 27. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEC. ] Henry Fischer recently
sold his lltlle farm and home , together with
his live stock and everything ho owned hero ,
realizing from the sale about § 3,700. Ho
concluded to remove to Oregon , and believ
ing that ho might be robbed of his money , ho
gave the entire amount to his daughter
Theresa for safekeeping on their journey.
The girl took ? 000 and sowed it up in
quilt. Then she put 51,500 into a lard pail ,
covering it up with lard , and placed it , to
gether with some other baggage , in a car.
With the other money she paid for tickets
for herself , father and mother , and kepi Hie
remainder on her person.
The day before arriving at Ihelr dcstlna-
lion she lost her reason from fretting over
Iho safety of her money. She offered small
sums from what she had on her person to
passengers on the train whom Hhe supposed
wanted' rob her , but imagining that they
were still not satisfied und wanted to kill her
for the balance of the money entrusted to
her , nho finally jumped from Iho fast
moving train near Pnsco. W. T. , nearly kill
ing herself by the fall , bho was picked up ,
and on being found Insane was coatincd in
the Stellacoon asylum. The quilt and lard
pail containing the cntlro possessions 'of Iho
Fischer family has been lost and they are en
The mother has died from grief over Iheir
- - -
Tlio Atclilnoir Incident.
PAWS , Feb. 27. An official statement on
the Atchlnoff incident was published to-day.
The note say jjOiat Atchlnoff was repealedly
warned lhatsagallo was French territory ,
but ho persisted that It had been ceded to
him by the Sultan of Tadjwrak , and he
recognized no nulhorlly beyond that of the
czar. During his short reign Atchmoft
treated his followers and natives with Iho
utmost brutality , causing Ihc Russians to II eo
for refuge to Obock. After montn's
of patience , Admiral Obry , finding that the
condition of the colony was becoming intolerable
erable , and that French territory was being
treated as a conquered country , sent a final
warning to Atchinoff. This being unheeded ,
Admiral Obry attacked Sagallo fort. The
Kusslan government , the note says , has slnco
recognized thu fact that the French have
only done tliolr duly in Iho mailer , ana Iho
friendly rolallons between Ike two countries
Foreign Capital In the Mines.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 37. Stewart , chairman
of the committee on mines and mining ,
to-day made a report on the resolution au
thorizing the commitloo to investigate the
subject of foreign capital in Ihe territories.
The amount of capital invested in mines in
Iho torntorles.by aliens , as near as could bo
estimated , Is $120,503,570 , and the dividends
paid thereon $1,537,60 : ) . The committee rec
ommended that Ibo alien land act bo so mod
ified as to permit foreign capital to bo used
In the development of mines ia the territo
AuacsTA , Mo. , Fob. 27. Hon. Henry Lord ,
president of the Maine senate , to-day ra-
celvod the following telegram from James
G , Ulaino , In Washington : '
"I have thU moment read Qoutollo's letter ,
suggesting that the legislature provide a
portrait of myself , to bo placed among the
portraits of ox-speakers of the national
house of representatives. Though well in
tended by Boutollo , I regret that the request
was made , nnd hope that hereafter neither
tlio senate nor the house will take any action
in the mailer. It would bo altogether distasteful -
tasteful to mo to have suuh a proposition
submitted to the legislature.
Tlio Chcrokou rtrlbory.-
WABIUNOTON , Fob. 37. The report of In
dian Agent Owen , dated April IS , 1SS9 , was
sent to tlio senate to-day in response to the
resolution asking the secretary of the interior
lor Information concerning the bribery of the
Cherokee council by cattle men. Owen says
ho does not think there is any doubt about
the fact that representatives of the Cherokee
Strip Live Stock association and tliolr work
ers made lavish use of money and whisky for
tbo-purpose ot Bccurltiff tuo release of lands.
THE THUNDERER ,
Plgott's Confession Causes the Lon
don Times to Hotrnot.
REGRETS EXPRESSED IN COURT.
The Judges Asked to Withdraw Front
Considering thoGomilncncKs ; of
the Letters The Forger
Forced to Give In.
Loxnox , Fob. 27. Injtho commons to-day
Matthews , secretary of stntu for homo
affairs , stated that tbo authorities wcro tak
ing stops to secure the extradition of Plgott
from 1'aris. An Immense crowd was present
in the court room this morning when the
session of the Parncll commission opened.
Much excitement was manifested. Parncll
arrived in Iho court room at an early hour.
Attorney General Webster stated to the
court lhat Shannon , the Times' Dublin
solicitor , had received a letlor from
Plgott , who is in Paris. The letler wna not
in Plgott's writing. Summon had immedi
ately notified the Scotland Yard author
ities of the receipt of the letter. The attor
ney general then read a lellcr , which was
dated Saturday , and contained the confession
of Plgott made to Lauquehoro that day at the
lattcr's residence. Pigolt added Ihut ho desired -
sired to fully disclose thut , ho had fabricated
the alleged fac simile at Parnell's letter pub
lished in the Times , aifd the other letters ho
had furnished lhat paper. Ho denied being In
touch with the Ainoridun brotherhood alter
ho had sold his newspaper , the Irishman.
Ho admitted that ho wrote the conver
sation wilh Eugene Davis al Lausanne from
memory only. Ho lold Houston he had
found Iho letters in a bag , but ho fabricated
them , using genuine letters of Parncll and
Kgan , copying certain words showing Iho
general cliaraclcr of Iho writing and
tracing them against a window pane. He
afterwards destroyed the genuine letters.
The second batch of letters ascribed to Par
ncll were imitated from fac similes published
in the Times. Ho did not see Breslin in
America. Ho admitted that Labouchero's
account of the interview between them was
in the main correct , Five letters dated Sat
urday were enclosed in another bearing the
date , "Hotel du Monde , Paris. " Tuesday ,
and saying :
"Hufore leaving the enclosed ( confession )
was handed me , having buen lot I while I was
out. I will wrilo again soon.
* HlCMAlll ) PlGOTT. "
Attorney General Webster said every
body would agree that nobody could allach
any weight lo I'igolt's evidence , and It was
his duty to ask Iho court lo withdraw from
considering the genuiness of tlie-lctlers. The
Times , ho said , desired to express regret for
publishing the letlers.Iand the proprietors of
that paper would themselves moro fully
expre. s their regret later. Ho repudiated
the allegation made by Sir Charles Kussell
yesterday that there was moro conspiracy
behind Pigolt and Houston. If such a con
spiracy existed the Times hail no share in it.
If the error of the Times extended beyond
that the court should 'in'ako Ihe fullest in
Hussell said ho had hoped that the attor
ney general would have made stronger stale-
Parncll was then called and was sworn.
Ho denied signing tho'allegcd letter of the
15th of May. Campbell , his secretary , did
not write Itio loiter. - V ttnt'SB'hui , ! not heard
of Iho letter until ho saw it published in the
Times. Campbell" had gone to Ant
werp to endeavor to llnd Pigott.
Parncll denies the genuiness of
other letters purporting to have been
signed by himself and Kgau. Ho said ho
and Egan had nn extensive correspondence.
He dictated to Campbell a letlcr regarding
the interview asked by Pigott. The letter
the Times reproduced was evidently imitated
from it. Ho hud no interview with Pigott.
At this point thu court adjourned until
Friday. _ .
Entitled 'to ' All Credit.
-CiiiOAoo , Fob. 27. In convcrsalion lo-day
with an Associaled Press reporter , Alexander
Sullivan , speaking in relation lo Iho discov
ery of Pigott as a forger , said ho had but lit-
llo to add to the version given in the London
cable this morning. The credit for the dis
covery is due solely to Palrick Egan. "No
other man living , who is not a member of Iho
Times conspiracy , " "said Mr. Sullivan ,
' 'could have exposed lh"b crime and unveiled
Iho criminal , and few other men would have
Iho keenness , persistence und ability 10 do
Ihe good work if the material hud been at
their command. "
Asked what effect ho expected all this to
have on English politics , Mr. Sullivan said :
"I think It will undo the work the Times had
done. They had succeeded in satisfying the
tory sentiment against the Irish , and in
frightening a largo section of liberals.
When it is shown that Parnoll nnd his asso
ciates are victims of a consrlracy nnd con
spirators so vile that language is lee barren
lo describe the depth of their infamy ,
the frightened llbcgtls will realize -
izo that they have been deceived.
They will follow Parnoll nnd Gladslono
and let Ireland govern Ireland. 1 consider
the complete exposure of the plot to destroy
Parnoll the destruction of the last impedi
ment to homo rule. ' It only requires a general -
oral election lo end the struggle. How long
tory Indecency can pdstpono the general
election remains to bo seen , When homo
rule docs come the Irish nation will owe as
much for Its coming to Palrick Egan as to
any man who ever lived , "
Tlic TinicH Apologize . .
[ Copyrto'itSSU by Jama Onnlon llenn'M. }
LOXDOX , Fob. 27. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special lo THE Uin. : ] The Times
lo-day quolcs the attorney general's speech
in court yesterday , saying editorially : " \Vo
deslro to endorse and appropriate every
word of the statement. " Then it continues :
"Moreover , Mr. Pnrnell having in the wit
ness box stated thnt the letters attributed to
him were forgeries , ' we accept in every
respect Iho truth pi that statement. In
these circumstances ; wo doom it right to
express our regret njost fully nnd sincerely
at having boon Induced , to publllsh the let
ters In question ns Mr | . Pnrnell's , or to use
them in ovldcncu against him. This expres
sion of regret , w.o neW hardly say , includes
aUo the letters falsely attributed to Mr.
Kagan , Mr. Davltt , and Mr. O'Kelly. Wo
musAdd lhat wo firmly believed llio letters
to bo genuine until the .disclosures made by
Pigott in the courser of his cross-examina
Will I'UBlTHlH Stilt.
LONDON , Fob , 27.r--In connection with Par-
ncll's application tq'.ftbo Dublin courts for
permission to bring suit against the Times
for libel , that paper ijistrucled ils solicitors
to oppose the granting of the writ on the
grounds that u similar , action brought by
Parnell in the Edinburgh courts , was dis
missed , and that tho. trial would intcrfcro
with the commission's investigations. Par-
noil's legal advisers will strongly resist the
argument of the Times.
IMijott Keeping IKii-k.
LONDON , Fob. iU7. U is believed that
Pigott posted his letter to Shannon nt a rail
road station in Paris and then proceeded for
cither Spain or Switzerland , It appear * that
Plgott obtained on Monday from Solherby's
book mart acbok for 33 in payment for a
number of mro books. Plgott had the cheek
cashed at thubank al \ o'clock that afternoon.
The last time ho was seen ho was walking
on Fleet streott. ' An Englishman having the
appearance of Plgott , but who sjava no name ,
arrived at UicrHptcl Des du Mendes in Paris
at 0 o'clock Tuesday morning. After break
fasting hu wrote a brief note on hotel paper
nnd enclosed It with other papers in an en *
vclopo , upon which ho wrote a London ad
dress. Ho loft again between S and 9 o'clock.
A dispatch from Paris this evening says
that Pigott is not there.
THE HOYAIj CIRCUS KURNBI ) .
Alcxlcnn Joe's Now Wild West Show
Loses Klcvcn Iloi-flCH.
ISS3 l > u Jiimw Ronlon lltnnttt , ]
i , Feb. 27. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun 13nK. | The Koyal
circus in Clicpstow street , occupied by Mexi
can Joe nnd his New Wild West show , in
which n number of Indians and cowboys take
part , burned down last night. There was n
large audicnco nnd the performance was just
over nnd most of the people had left
when the tire broke out The Indians made
dcsporato efforts to rescue the animals used
in the performance. The flames ran so
quickly over the wooden building thnt the
company had to fly for their lives. Eleven
horses nnd a donkey were burned , The lire
brouo out in the stables.
THETOURINO 11A8E lIAMitSTS.
They Will Piny n Game In Nice Thurs
ICopi/rtVjht IS < &l > u Jitmci Oonl/w ItoiiitU.l
NICR , Fob. 27. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to TUB llii ! : . | The base ball
teams arrived nt NIce together from Flor
ence. They wcro preceded by Mr. W. C.
Lynch , their advance agent , nnd to-day , with
the assistance of Mr. Conkhng , of Chicago ,
and the Herald correspondent , ho has suc
ceeded In getting them lodged , and also In
securing ground for n game. The Place
d'Armcs 1ms been placed at the disposal of
Iho teams by General Gamier Desgaretsnnd
they will play there on Thursday
nt 10:30. : nnd from all I hear they will
have a big crowd of spectators. All tbo
authorities and the counsels are lo bo In
A IjICGISlj/VTIVE / MELEE.
Members of the Indiana House Lose
Their Tempera ,
INDIANAroi.ts , Fob. 27. The only notable
Ihing in Iho legislature to-day occurred in
the house late in the afternoon. When pro
hibition was being discussed Heprescntntlvo
Willard accused the republicans of plmrlsco-
ism , and told them that they wcro not sin
cere in Iheir anti-liquor attitudes. Repre
sentative Stanley ( rep. ) made some reply ,
und Willard rcspondcd-acriui omously , reflect
ing somewhat on Stanley. Representative
Lick ( rep. ) asked the speaker If Representa
tive Willard had not called Stanley n liar.
Willard took ui > the question nnd said ho did
not. "Yes , you did , " said Lick. "You
called him u liar , but you u.in't call me one. "
Ho then advanced to Wlllurd In a passion
and struck him in the face. Willard was
seated at the time. Thcro was great excite
ment and a rush towards the contestants ,
resulting in their separation. Liclt's lan
guage was laken down , and aflcr cooling ho
humbly apologized. Ho said U'illard had
greatly exasperated him , and ho had struck
while smarting under Wlllard's ' supposed
reflection on his colleagues.
DEVOURED BY A SHAIIIC.
Fearful Fate of nn American Bi'idijo
Ituilder In Australia.
TOWANDA , Pa. , Feb. 27. [ Special Tele
gram lo THE BKE.J The Union Bridge com
pany took a contract a year or so ago for
'building the great Hawkesbury bridge at
Sydney , New South Wales. The company
sub-let the work to Rylana & Morse , of this
city. The Kyland of the firm was the well-
known bridge builder , S. V. Kyland. The
partners went to Sydney and completed the
work , receiving for it $1,000,000. Uyland's '
family have received a letlcr from Morse ,
which says lhat on the day before Christmas
Ryland was walking on ono of the string
piers of Iho bridge , when ho lost hia balance
und fell into the wnler , a distance of fifty
feet. The fall did not seem to hurt him , ns
ho was seen to turn and swim for the shore.
On Iho way ho was attacked by an immense
shark , which carried him beneath the sur
face , und ho was seen no more. Ryland
leaves a widow and live children in Towanda.
Ho was forty-eight years of age and one of
the most prominent citizens of Bradford
Orders Issued For the Marching ot
WASHINGTON , Feb. 27. General Hast
ings , chief of Governor Heaver's staff ,
has issucu an order giving Information of the
movement of the inaugural procession. Gen
eral Beaver , chief marshal of Iho day , with
his aides , will have tbo right of line and will
bo followed by the presidential party in car
riages. The first division , consisting of United
Stales troops , a detachment from th6 navy
and marine corps and the district national
guard , will be next In line , followed by the
national guard of other states , composing
the second and third divisions. Grand Army
posts and other organizations of old sol
diers will make up the fourth division. The
fifth division will bo composed exclusively
of uniformed civic organizations.
The Rebellion Records.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 27. The special house
committee appointed to investigate Repre
sentative Grosvcnor's charge that improper
matter ( roll of honor of Anderson's cavalry )
had been inserted in the oTilclal records of
the rebellion , has presented Its report to Urn
house , The findings are lhat the matter
complained of wns not ofllcial , and its Inser
tion In the rebellion records was improper ,
ns It had no other foundation than its ap
pearance in a newspaper. The war records
ofllco was , however , misled by the official
character given to Iho paper by the ndjulant
.general's ' certificate on tbo packet. The com
mittee concludes lhat Colonel Lasello , in
charge of the war records ofllce , was re
sponsible for Its publication only ns he
adopted the ofllcial certificate of Iho adjutant
general , and is fairly exonerated from
Another Chicago Defaulter.
CHICAGO , Fob. 27. Jacob E. Goodman ,
until last Saturday evening cashier of the
Cook county treasurer's ' office , has disap
peared , with Sfl.ftOO . or * 7,000 of the county's
funds. His bonds will cover the shortage.
Goodman told his wlfo Saturday evening
that ho was called out of town and ho could
not say how BOOH ho would be back. Monday
morning she found u note from her husband
saying ho wai short In the receipts of the
county and loft accordingly. Ho attributes
his misfortunes to speculation. The de
faulter has been employed in the treasurer's
ofllco for ton years or more In various posi
WASHINGTON , Feb. 27. The president today -
day nominated William S. Rosccruns , Into
brigadier general of Iho United Stales army ,
to bo brigadier general , to date from Feb
ruary 27 , 1SS9 , with a vlow to his being
placed on tlio retired list of the army ;
William F. Smith , late major of engineers ,
to bo major of engineers from February 27 ,
Ib&U , with a view to his being placed on thu
SloaniHtil | ) Arrlvn's ,
At Now York The Kins , from Bremen ,
the Slavonic , from Stettin.
At Liverpool The Virginian nnd Kansas ,
At London The Minnesota , from Boston.
Prosperous Union I'ao ilc.
BOSTON , Feb. 27. The preliminary state
ment of the Union Pnclllu railroad company
for January , ISiO , shows an Increase in the
surplus of ? 17'OUO , over January , 1SS3.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 27 The conference re
port on the agricultural department appro
priation bill was presented to the senate and
ngrccd to ,
Mr. Plait , from the conimltteo on territo
ries , reported two bills for the formation and
admission of the states of Idaho nnd Wyom
ing , nnd said that as noon as the bills wcro
printed ho would ask for their consideration.
Mr , Hoar , from the cotntniUeo on priv
ileges and olectlons , reported an amendment
to the deficiency bill , which wns referred to
the committee on appropriation1 * , appropriat
ing $ : i,000 to enable the president of the
United States to offer n reward for the de
tection and conviction of persons who
illegally carried away and destroyed the bal
lot boxes of Flmnmcrvillo , Ark. , at the last
election for representatives In congress and
for presidential electors. Ho slated that it
was the majority report , the minority dis
On motion of Mr. Cullom the senate pro
ceeded to consideration of the scnato bill to
amend the Intor-stato commerce law , so as to
act upon the Iwohouse amendmenlson which
the conference committee had been unable to
Air. Sherman favored concurrence in the
two house amendments. Ono of them , ho said ,
gave lo slate courls jurisdiction , In certain
cases , of questions arising under the net. Ho
wns not prepared to give nny opinion upon
the amendment except to express Iho general
belief lhat state courts may probably bo entrusted -
trusted with questions of local character.
As to the other house amendment , it simply
made it unlawful for any common carrier to
transport re lined oil , etc. , for any shipper
owning , leasing or controlling cars , tank or
cylinder , except on condition lhat the rail
road company shall charge the amo rate per
carload for transportation as it charrea for
oil transporled In barrels. Ho referred lo
Iho Standard Oil company as a gigantic
corporation which wns not only able to buy
cars , but also to buy railroads , llcombined ,
ho said , in one corporation or trusteeship ,
llfty or n hundred dilTerciil corporations , in
cluding equipment companies , to furnish
cars for railroads , and which furnished tank
and cylinder cars on condition that no other
shipper except the Standard Oil company
should use them. In Ibis way Iho Standard
Oil company has a complete nnd absolute
monopoly of tlio business. If thu ruin should
bo violated in ono case , It should be violated
in all cases. Ho was In favor of the general
principle embodied in the amendment , that
every railroad company should bo required
to furnish the same facilities nnd modes of
transportation for all alike for the pool-
shipper as well as for Iho rich shipper ,
Mr. Stewart opposed the house amend
ments and Mr. Hcagan supported him ,
Mr. Cullom made an argument against the
two house nniendmonls. Ho said lhat the
amendment in relation lo cars for the Irans-
portution of petroleum attempted to intro
duce succli.1 legislation into the general act ,
as it was akin to such legislation as was often
seen in state legislation. Instead of carry-
lug out equal and exact justice to the people ,
it would enforce unjusl discrimination.
When one shipper required a railroad com
pany to furnish a certain kind of car , and
tbn company declined to do so , and when tlio
shipper furnished such cars for himself , it
did not seem to him ( Cullom ) that such ship
per was required by common huv , or should
bo required statutory law , to supply tlio
same facilities for all other shippers In the
same business. As to Iho oilier house amend
ment ( to confer jurisdiction on state courts ) ,
Mr. Culloih believed it would not bo in the
interest of the country. Tlio result would
be that there would bo different decisions in
the conslruclion of the national law. IIo was
anxious to go just ns far as ho could go
consistently with the law and the constitution
and duty in protecting the great , body of Iho
people , but ho was not Willing to gff so far as
to take a step that was of doubtful propriety.
Already the railroads of the coun
try were suffering under difllcnltios which
had come lo them , not from the intcr-stalo
legislation , not from nny act of commerce ,
bnt from conditions which had prevailed be
fore the passage of the inlor-slalo law.
Messrs. Hiscpek and Harris opposed Iho
No action was taken on tho'amendments.
The conference report on the bill author
izing the construction of a wagon bridge
across the Missouri river near Sioux City ,
la. , was presented nnd agreed to.
The senate then adjourned.
WASHINGTON , Fob. 27. Upon motion of
Mr. Adams of Illinois , the bill wns passed
for the relief of the widow of Colonel Arne
Mr. Allen of Michigan called up the bill
increasing to $150,000 the limit of cost for a
public building at Winona , Minn. , but pend
ing action the hour for consideration of busi
ness by unanimous consent expired ,
The house then went Into committee of
the whole on the Indian appropriation bllli
The scnato amendment appropriating
$1,1J'3OOU ( to pay the Semlnolo Indians for
lands in Indian territory ceded to the United
States was agreed to. The lands acquired ,
2,0117,003 acres , are made open to settlement
under the homestead law.
Taking advantage of the flvo minules' de-
bale , Mr. Kennedy of Ohio , replying to iho
censures by Mr. Crisp , passed upon bis con
duct as presiding officer of the Ohio scnato ,
rehearsed the history of ballot box frauds In
Hamilton county. Ho defended his conduct
in refusing to allow four members of the leg
islature whoso seats were contested to take
part In the proceedings , and said that such
democrats us Tliurnian and Converse had
sustained hix action , which was In line wilh
every precedent in the house and in accord
ance with every parliamentary authority.
Judge Tburman , who was engaged as coun
sel in the ballot box case , bud gone to the
length of declaring lhat his ( Kennedy's ' ) firm
ness had saved the state of Ohio from dis-
On motion of Mr. Merrill of Kansas an
amendment was adopted directing thu au-
thorlzcd commissioners lo treat with the
Cherokee Indluiib for a rclinqulshmcnt of
their title to the Cherokee outlet ; also to
treat with the pruirlu band of Poitawat-
tamlcs and Kicknpoo Indians of Kansau for
Iho sale of a portion of their reservation.
An amendment was adopted authorising
the president to establish two land nil Ices
upon lands ourned lo settlement by this act.
The committed rose and tlie bill was passed.
It is Iho last of Iho general appropriation
bills.Tho house then adjourned.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
A Colored Mm : Shootx HH ) Swoutlicnrt
and Killu Himsrir.
Auitoiu , III. , Feb. 27. Edward Artlso
shot , Klttio Palmer on the publlo streets
within a few rods of her homo yuslcrday af
ternoon , inflicting n fatal wound. Artlso
was a rejected lover , and had been repeat
edly requested to refrain from paying atten
tion to Miss Palmer , but ho persisted in
his addresses and tlia matter culminated In
the shooting. Artisu Hod Immediately after
tlio shooting. After a three mile chiiso the
pursuers came upon the murderer , who shot
himself through the heart , dying Instantly.
Both persons were colored , Miss Palmer is
the only colored graduate of the high school ,
nnd occupies a prominent social position.
The murderer was about twenty years old
und had been n restaurant waiter. The
mother of the murderer and suicide has be
come insane over the affair ,
AnniJipr On 1)1 not Rumor.
TOI.KDO , O. , Feb. 37. The Blade this even-
! nt ; publishes a statement , which it guaran
tees to bo correct , lhat a prominent resident
of this city , a personal friend of General Harrison
risen and W. H. H. Miller , has just received
a personal letter from tiio latter In which
Miller stales that , ho 1ms been offered and ac
cepted the position of attorney general In the
The Weather Indications.
For Nebraska and Dakota : Fair , fol
lowed by rain , warmer , fcoutiiorly winds.
For lowas Fair , war nicr , variable winds ,
WENT THROUGH A BRIDGE *
A Crmndlnu Wrook Attended By
Great Loss of Llfo.
CAUSED BY A DEFECTIVE TIRE.
A Pullman Coach Fulls Ono Hundred
foci nnd In Turned Completely
Over The Kllloil nnd
Tlio HnlN Spronil.
ST. GKOIIOI : , Out. , Fob. 27. Tlio St , Loula
express , passing heres cast bound about 0
o'clock this ovonlng , wont through n bridge
just cast of the Htatlou. A broken tire in the
cnglno wheel caused the rails to spread , nnd
the first passenger car , n Pullman car nnd
the dining car went through the mlilillo sec
tion of the bridge. The Pullman car , which
contained most of the passengers , was
thrown clear off the bridge , turning com
pletely over and landing right sldo up. The
dining car stands on end against a pier. Tlio
passenger car remains on the bridge , having
stripped the lies ahead of it.
Tno dining room car contained about seven
persons besides waiters. Supper had just
been announced , and in a few minutes the
car would have been tilled and nil must have
perished. The following Is a list of the
Cicounn TIIOOAT , of Mitchell.
WILLIAM WiiMi' , of London.
1)11. SWAN and A.V. . FHAXCIS , of Wood
Mil. McLiux , of the IInn of McLean &
Mu. UUXBS HAMILTON and CAITAIM
Mooun , of Brantford , both of Iho Salvation
Mu , Pinu : . of Woodstock.
The following nro moro or less seriously
injured : Thomas L. Doutney , temperance
lecturer ; Mrs. Jennings and May Jennings ,
Purls : Mr. and Mrs. ISuddin , Djrohostbr ;
Mrs. nigging , Toronto ; MM. McLcod , In-
ptorsoll ; Miss Cliaffee , Pontluc , Mich. :
Jnmns Ilyslop , Gmlerieli ; Dan Peacock ana
K. W. Knight , ' .Voodstock ; John McICinley ,
Detroit ; Fred Hancock , London ; Gcorgo
Forbes , New York ; J. U. Mut--iliall ami Mrs.
.1. K. Marshall , Heginn ; John H. Wilson ,
Chatham ; Mrs , Kvans , Hamilton ;
Ucnrgo Margotts , dining car conductor ,
Niagara ; Hubert Hilton , St. Catharines ;
Air. McL.ilii'lilan , London ; Conductor \V'c-
vell ( seriously ) ; IX W. ICain , Woodstock :
William Hennott , Sanilac , Mich. : Dr. II. Lo-
( liicsnc , Cleveland , O. ; A. W. Francis ,
Woodslock ; Mrs. A. S. Kendall , Detroit.
St. George , near where the accident oc
curred , is on the Great Western branch of
the Grand Trunk road.
Tlio accident was witnessed by some of Iho
townspeople. An alarm was given immedi
ately and in a few minutes the streets wcro
the scenes of the wildest cxcllomont. Every
conveyance was hurried lo Iho bridge , and
as llie dead and wounded wcro taken out of
the debris they were conveyed to hotels ,
private residences and thu station houso.
All the doctors wcro soon on hand and
attended without delay to the poor mortals
who cried for help. An auxiliary train soon
arrived from Hamilton and another from
London. A special came from Woodstock ,
a sister town that has suffered much liioro
heavily than any other , bringing u largo
number of people. The bridge which gava
way is 10J lect high.
The scene of the wreck is appalling. On
one part of the bridge nro a number of lies
heaped together , some of the thorn splintered
to atoms. The partly demolished Pullman
car occupies a place on Iho bridge. The din
ing car stands almost perpendicularly on its
end. The first class conch' lo'ok n complete
somorsault'ln its descent ; and though It
landed right sldo up , Is very nearly
demolished. A heap of debris , lies at'tha
fool of one of Ihe piers , and a strange con-
glanioralioii it is of car wheels , slovcs and
other railway attachments. Engineer
13rown remained at his post and passed over
in safety , while the fireman jumped and was
PACKING INTERESTS ,
A Slirinkiiuo in the Output Compared
With the Preceding Week.
CIXCINN'ATI , Fob. 37. [ Special Telegram to
Tin : HER. ] To-morrow's Price Current will
say : The total packing In the west tlio past
week has been about 250,030 hogs , compared
wilh2sO,000 Iho preceding week. The in
crease for Ihe week over the corresponding-
lime last year has boon approximated at
50,000. So far as can bo judged from the
data now available the \vjutor season will
close about 5rjO0'J , ( ' to 575,000 hogs short of
the packing l t year , In number. The total
packing November 1 to date :
Parking , Nov. 1 to ( Into. | I I KM.
"RILL JONES , THE AVENGER. "
Death of the Alan AVIio Tried to Shoot
KANSAS CITV , Fob. 27. ( Special Telegram
lo TUB Bii.l ! : Corooer Elslon received a
letter this morning from H. C. Grillltli , a
pension attorney at Alma , Neb. , in relation
lo Ibo late Ucorgo H. Bcihard , who died
hero recently under peculiar circumstances.
Urifllth asserts that Bcihard was Iho man
who shot at Gnitcau after that crank had
shot al Carllcld , und was known at that
time as "Bill Jones , the Avenger. " Ho adds
that Bethiird was a well educated man , and
u prominent member of the G , A. U. and tlio
Masons. The objecl of his correspondence *
was to learn the whereabouts of Bcthard's
relatives In order lhat they may get soiho
pension money duo him last Dei-ember , Bo-
llmrd married a young woman hero on a
Massachusetts Convicts Rebel.
HOHIO.V , Feb. 27- [ Special Telegram to
THU BKu.J A rebellion in Iho Sputh Boston
liouo of correction , growing out of com
plaints against tlio quality of prisoner.)1 food ,
began Monday nnd wns not quelled until yes
terday , when thirty-eight stalwart policemen
marched Into the corridors. Monday mornIng -
Ing seventy convicts in ono of the workshops
planned a general outbreak. At dinner lima
two men refused their soup and declared
they would not work until u better article
was furnished. An uprour followed and
dishes were thrown about the room. The
men were hcnt to their cells , whore they con
tinued their noise , shrieking , catcalling and
banging their till cupa against the burs of
the doors. Most of Ihe rebellious men hava
returned to work.
Crippled Hy Cliolorii.
CHKIIOVHAN , Mich. , Feb. 27 The victims
of the cholera epidemic last fall in Presguo
Isle county nro Bald to have lost complete
control of their logs < md the lower portion of
their bodies , and hut few < ; an hobble around
on crutches. The cause of the opldomlc is
now known to have been poison from decay *
ing tlHh olfal iu-iir Hammond bay , deposited
thcro by rinhcrmen ,
Tlia IVOH and HluyiHir CJIHO.
NEW YOICI ; , Feb. 27.-Ui8trlct Attorney
Follows to-day decided to accept thn oyldoiico
of Bookkeeper Woodruff against his em
ployers , Ives and Stnynor , and Woodruff
will bo u witness for tlio hUttc. llo has been
promised immunity from punuihmout , pro *
vlilud he tells thu truth.
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