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I. THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE. 1-8.
NINETEENTH YEAK. OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNINGj JUNE 23 , 1889.-SIXTEEN NUMBEK 5.
HICK FOLEY LYNC1IED
The Brutal Slayer of Mrs * . Clark
Strung Up at Elgin.
THE SHERIFF OVERPOWERED.
The Prisoner Taken Prom Him Af tor
a Desperate Struggle.
A PERILOUS NIGHT JOURNEY.
The Officer's Dotormlnoi Attempts
to Evaclo the Mob.
HANGED BY PARTIES UNKNOWN.
Tlio Coroner's Jury Itr.tuniH a Verdict
to That EHVot Burial of the Vic
tim Air. Clark Expected
linst Act In the Klijln
EI IK , Nob. , Juno 22. [ Special Telegram
to THE Bnn.J-Yostorday Mrs. Pomeroy
Clarke , the victim of Nicholas Foley , was in
terred. 1 ho funeral wes an exceeding largo
ono and the feeling , which tins been intense
ngalnst the flonil who perpetrated the atro
cious deed , was Increased tenfold. A largo
number of.peonlo attended the services held
at the church , and these who eould not got
in wcro free to express their feelings as to
the disposition of Folcy. It was known that
ho had been captured at But-well , and was
on his way to Nollgh.
Shortly after the funeral services the
pcoplo began to organize themselves for
work , and about dark a. largo number of men
dispersed In different directions , to circum
vent the ofllclul who had Foley in charge.
The authorities in Ncllgh led the people to
bollovo that Foley would como in on
the train from the cast , but the
men refused to bcllovo that such would bo
the caso. About 10 o'clock at night a messenger
songor brought word that Foley was at
Petersburg , in the hands of Deputy Sheriff
Bcckwith , and that ho was going to leave in
the night for Oattdalo. Scouts were Immedi
ately sent In all directions , nud at midnight
another horseman brought further Infornm
About 5 o'clock in the morning another
messenger came with the news that Beck-
wth | Blurted out on foot with Foley about 11
o'clock , and ho was located about four miles
east of Elgin at ttio house of a personal
friend of the sheriff named A. II. Palmer.
Palmer promised to conceal him until the
next night. They were placed in a room up
stairs and tht prisoner immediately lay down
on the floor and went to 'sleep. Though
greatly exhausted , Bcckwith stood watch
over his prisoner. Bcckwith was so tired
out that the prisoner noticed It , , and several
times suggested that they might as well
turn in llrst as last , as the mob was
euro to got him anyway. The two
must have been followed from Petersburg or
been observed on the route , for soon the
crowd began to gather. Demands were
made on the ofllcor for the prisoner , but
were refused , and the crowd outside ,
while strong enough to prevent , an escape ,
did not fool like forcing an entrance , as
Bockwlth Is a powerful man , and they all
know htm to Imvo an unlimited amount of
courage and determination.
"By 0 o'clock In the forenoon the crowd
outside numbered fully ono hundred and
fifty. Four of their number were sent in to
have a talk with Bcckwitn , who still refused
to glvo up the prisoner. Ho warned them to
keep back ana not como too near. Ono of
them attracted the oflicer's attention for an
Instant , and quicker than a flash four strong
arms wcro upon him. Though a powerful
man the odds were too great , and Bcckwith
was ovoipoworoil and disarmed. Foley , who
had hitherto Kept a bold front , now broke
down , sobbing and pleading for mercy , but
there was no mercy in that crowd. He was
dragged downstairs , placed in a wagon and
driven to a bridge about three hundred
yards distant. A strong guard was placed
over Bockwlth , who was forbidden to leave
At the bridge Foloy's arms were pinioned ,
the rope , with a regulation hangman's knot ,
adjusted , and the prisoner compelled tn
jump off the bridge. His neck was broken
by the fall.
A horrid expression settled upon the dead
man's face , and a vlsago that In his lifetime
bad boon anything but pleasant to look upon ,
now was repulsive.
As soon as the crowd was assured that ho
was dead they dispersed. The news spread
rapidly and all day long people have been
flocking to the scene and hundreds have
vlovvod the body us it was swung to and fro
by the wind. Foley still were the olUcer's
hand-cuffs , and his hat remained upon his
Ttio coroner did not nrrivo until about D
o'cloqk , and until that tltno the body was let
hanging where the avonpcrs had loft it. A
Jury was empaneled and the following vor-
dlct rendered :
"Wo find that Nicholas Foley came to his
aoath from hanging by parties unknown , "
Foley was unmarried and had no relatives
living arouud hero. Ha has a mother and
brother In Wisconsin , where ho was raised.
Ha could not not along with his parents , and
came west to do for himself. Ho is wall ac
quainted around hero , having lived hero tor
several years. The deed ho did was a sur
prise to ilid people.
The details of his capture are as follows ;
Just us soon as the discovery was made of
the shooting Mr. Rlggs , the father of Mrs.
Clarke , ran across to ono of the neighbor's ,
who immediately rpdo down to ttio telegraph
oOlco at Elgin , Dispatches were sent In every
direction mid nil points east , west , north and
Boutli were covered. Among the first tola-
grams that loft was ono for ErioHon , In
Wheeler county. Shortly after noon a dis
patch WAS received from that placa stating
that a man answering the descrlptioa had
passed throuch there a short tlmo before on
lilt way to Ord , .Dispatches were Immed
iately sent to Ord and also to Burwoll , and
Ericson to send out a posse at ouco , as he
was In that country. As soon as the ills-
patch reached Krlcsou two men loft there
armed with shotguns and between there and
Durwoll overtook the fugitive and arrested
him. Ha was taken to Burwoll and there
kept until the arrival of Deputy Slierlfl
Bcckwith , of Antelope county. Fron :
the tlmo of the shooting up to bis arrest not
juQio than sixteen hours olnpscd. Ho tool
away with him ono of the fleetest horses ti
this part of the country , and It he had go
beyond the line of wires in the western portion
tion of the ttato bis capture would Imvi
been very uncertain , After the arrival o
Sheriff UcoUwlth at Burwoll bo left sooi
/liter with 1)1 * nan for Nullgh , uud us over ;
point was so closely watched it was almoit
impossible for the slier lit to jail his man
without encountering ono of the numerous
scouts who were out around , the country.
Deputy Sheriff Bcckwith is now at his
homo lu Oakdalo , completely exhausted by
loss of sloop , continuous riding and cxclto-
mont. Ho informed your correspondent that
during the trip over , Foley did not have
much to say about the ci .10 , further than to
admit that ho committed it , but that ho in
tended to kill Mrs. Clark's sister. Ho ex
pected to bo hung , but did not appear to euro
anything about that until ha found the end
so near , when ho broke down completely.
Ho said that when ho first borrowed the revolver -
volvor ho intended to kill himself , but , on
deliberation , concluded that would not worry
the girl or her relatives , and ho concluded to
kill them instead.
Mr. Clark Is not so well to-day. Some
signs of inflammation have been noticed , but
it is stlh bcllovcd ho will recover.
The Liciirltt Donhla Murder.
Gnrsiuv , Neb , , Juno 22. [ Special Telegram -
gram to Tun Bnn. ] There nro no now de
velopments in the Lcavltt murder case. The
special grand jury , at Seward , is likely to sit
in the case for many days vet. A half dozen
more witnesses wcro subpoenaed hero to-day
and taken to Seward , the county scat , to ap
pear before the questioning jurors. A brother
of John Lcavltt , Mr. George Loavitt , of
Lincoln , was in Grcsham to-day. Ho has the
appearance of an intelligent gentleman , and
tulKcd quite willingly to TUB Ben representa
tive when approached on the subject :
' 'I first heard of the murder , " said ho , "on
Tuesday evening through the newspapers. "
"What Is your Idea of the affair ? "
"Really , I do not know what to think. It
is a sad affair , indeed. I came to Scward
yesterday morning on the freight , and I
found a great many people from the com
munity in which my brother lives. 1 used
to live within a half-milo of my brother's
place , but a Httlo moro than a'ycar ago sold
my farm and moved to Lincoln , and have
never boon back hero until now. Yes , I
understand that the parents nro susplclonod
of having committed the murder , but every
theory advanced toward throwing it onto
liom has fallen to the ground. "
"Is It true that John Lcavltt's wife has at
.lines not had her right mindi"
"Yes , I guess It Is. She has had a good
eal of trouble. In the year 18SO the dlph-
.heria . was bad In this community , and I lost
, wo of my children with it. The same dls-
aso took three children from my brother's
'amity , and loft Bessie , the oldest
if the murdered girls , a criplo tor life. She
ias never since had good use of either limb
n the richt side. Out of fourteen children
f which she Is the mother , there are only
five now living. "
Referring to the strange conduct of Mrs.
olin Lcavitt , over the death of her children ,
and especially at the funeral , Gcorgo Loavitt
"My brother's wtfo has as deep an affeo-
, ion for her children as any woman , but she
s very peculiar. No one who has an ac-
uatntunco with her would use that or any
basis for suspicion that she murdered her
wn children. I have no doubt at all but
.hat the parents of these dead children will
bo cleared , for there Is no foundation for an
ndlctmont against them. There was no
ground on which to arrest them after the
coroner's jury had brought in the verdict
.hat they did. They have been released and
are uow in Seward only to tesyfy before the
grand Jury , which Is trylne to obtain evi
dence that may bring to light the real mur-
dorcr. That's all I know ubout the case at
GOJNG OVEtt , N1AGAUA.
Graham to Sliooc tno Ilorso Slioo
Falls in a Boat.
NIAOviu FALI.S , N. Y. , Juno 23. [ Special
Telegram to THE BEE.J About the last of
this month Carlisle D. Graham , the hero of
several trips through the whirlpool rapids ,
will go over the howe s.koo falls , which rush
over a 200 foot precipice , with what little
irotcution his now barrel boat can afford.
The barrel boat is designed for a Ufa boat
and its inventor says it is entirely different ,
except in name , from the craft in which ho
went through the whirlpool and devil's rap
ids. It Is H foot long , 40 inches In diameter ,
ooka a Httlo like n torpedo with n brealc
amldshlp , and has sldo wheels , steering ap
paratus and other appliances of n small fly
ing machine for aquatlo use. The craft is
cylindrical In shape and has throe compart
ments , each of which is water tight. The
center coinpartinont is 43 inches long and 40
inches in diameter. Two persons could bo
squeezed into it on a pinch , but to work the
sido-wliccls and ' satlsfau
- stoci'Ing apparatus *
torily there is hardly moro than room forono
person. Each of the other two compart
ments will easily carry two persons. The
craft Is strongly built of well-soasonod oak
and cedar stave , and is bound with twenty-
four iron bands. In still water it would bo
as good as any ordinary boat , except for lack
of deck space. It can bo propelled by the
side-wheels from the Inside , and the ma
chinery is so arranged that it Is reversible.
The boat Is sufficiently strong to withstand
the ordinary shocks of a rough voyage ; but
it is extremely doubtful if it can oscnpo
being dashed to pieces either on the rocks at
the foot of the falls or elsewhere in the
AITFAIUB AT aOHNSTOWN.
Tlioso Who EBcnpad D ixtli Now
Threatened by llu Tax Collector.
JOHNSTOWX , Juno 22. Twenty-four of the
portable houses from Chicago were assigned
to tlio same number of the most destitute
families hero to-day. The county treasurer
had notices posted to-day stating that ho
would bo lioro July U for the purpose of col
lecting taxes , But little of the property as-
scsscQ can bo found and the taxpayers loft
hero feel outraged at the positing of
notices , many of which have been torn down
and destroyed. Twenty bcdlos were recov
ered to day , R. L. Johnston , judge of Cam
bria county , to day issued an order closing
all saloons and liquor places In Johnstotvn
and surrounding boroughs and townships
until otherwise ordered. Unless the order
Is strictly obeyed the court says the licenses
of violators will bo revoked.
Wanted For Alnny CrlmrK ,
DiniUQUB , la. , Juno ii3. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : BKB. ] For several months pastoftl <
cors have been looking for a smooth young
man named McDonald , who has been repre
senting himself to bo a traveling passenger
agent for tha Cincinnati , Wabash & Michi
gan railroad , By this means ho has been
forging annual passes and drafts on the com
pany , and scoured * lu some instances thou
sands of dollars. Ho turned up In Dubuqna
to-day and tried to work the assistant ticket
agent at the Illinois Central station. The
lattcr'a suspicions wcro aroused and ho tola
groptied to the headquarters of the company
for Information , Word came back that Mo-
Donald was n fraud , and requesting that h <
bo arrested. But ho had Just started for St
Paul. A , telegram stopped him at North M
Grcgor , and ho was brought back and jailed
hero to-night. He 1 * wanted for serera
crime * .
PROCESS OF SUPPLY.
The Manner of Voting the British
SOME PECULIAR PROCEEDINGS.
How the House of Commons Acts
on Financial Questions.
GROSS ABUStS SNEEZED AT.
Members In Favor of Reform Desig
nated as Obstructionists.
THE SIDE WORK OF THE WHIP.
Certain Speeches Suppressed and
Others Printed A Had Commen
tary on the Methods or the
Disposing of English Funds.
[ Coiryrtulit IKK ) bu James Gonlon ltennrtt.1
LONDON , Juno 22. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BEE. | The process
of voting away the nation's money in the
house , of commons Is of a very curious nature
as placed upon paper by the government , to
the cftect that "supply" will bo taken In
ommlttce questions to a minister and pro-
icdo all other business , and while they are
icing put the house is probably fairly well
Itled , perhaps crowded. There is always a
ihanco for a scene , and anything of that
kind Is acceptable as lending a little variety
; o the proceedings. In the hue and cry after
, ho Irish secretary or some other minister ,
, t Is very likely that ono of the pursuers gets
upset , the minister scores at his expense mid
everybody is satisfied. It does not matter
.vhich sldo wins so'long as a Httlo fun is pro
idod. The house of commons is tno most
tnpartial body in the world and ,
ives everybody fair ulay. The only
ihlngs it will not stand is bumptiousness
conceit , sldo or swagger sontlmontallsm , or
obvious insincerity. The house of commons
may have sotno humbug m it , but it will not
bo humbugged Itself.
Well , then , after the questions the real
business of the day begins. The clerk calls
out "supply,11 the speaker descends with dig
nity from the chair , and Mr. Courtney , chair
man of the commit too , takes' his seat at the
table below. What happens next ? The
; reat body of members troops out of the
house. They fly ns fast ns If the Prince of
Wales' leper had suddenly taken his scat
among thorn. While Courtney is reading the
llrst vote on the list the house empties. When
the rush is over there are perhaps fifteen or
twenty members loft , including the secretary
and under secretary , ono or both , who will
bo required to defend the vote. There are
probably the gravest reasons why the vote
should not pass. Its discussion affords the
only opportunity which can occur all
through the session of bringing to
light some gross abuse. There may bo very
obvious mismanagement in some department
of the government , or an official may have
prayed himself totally incompetent for his
post. When the money for that department
or that official is to bo voted , then , and ttion
only can lawful occasion bo supplied for
bringing out all the facts. Somebody , wo
will suppose , puts himself to the trouble
of bringing them out. Ho has taken great
pains to make himself acquainted with the
circumstances. Ho explains them carefully
to the rows of deserted benches. The min
ister , conscious that his majority is waiting
n ambush outside , gets up , pooh-poohs the
whole case , seizes adroitly on the weakest
link in the chain of evidence , and twists and
worries that ; ridicules the idea that any
thing can bo wrong in his department , and
sits down with an indignant outburst against
the wickedness of uttaclcing public servants
who are not there to defend themselves.
Official dementi is always blocked out on the
same pattern , nnd what would bo the
use of changing It when it
answers its purposes so well , no matter who
presents It or wljat party Is in power. Then
comes the decision of the house , whl ch has
not heard either sldo. The minister smiles ,
for ho knows that on the other sldo of the
door stand two or three gentlemen known as
"whips , " who will marshal their forces in
the proper direction without explanation
boig askcu or given. Perhaps some member
may inquire , apologetically :
"What Is this division nboutJ"
"Oh , " replies the whip , "that fellow Brown ,
Jones or Robinson is moving an amendment
to the supply. "
"Confound the fellow's Impudence. What
does ho want to obstruct like this for' What
business has bo to criticise the government
his own government ] The follow Is nothing
but a beastly radical in disguise. "
Poor Brown or Jones is speedily done for.
In the early part of Frmay afternoon , last ,
Mr. Montague , member for the Whltechupol
division , brought forward a motion on the
war office vote for throwing open
a certain part of the tower walk
facing the river to the people. I do not outer
into the merits of the question , but here is a
fact Illustrative of the discussion in supply.
While Montague was speaking I counted the
housa. There were just twenty of us pres
ent , including two members of the ministry ,
The bells rung for division In a few minutes ,
for the numbers were made up to 230 , nnd
the whole body proceeded without question to
pronounce judgment of Montague's appeal ,
though 200 of them had not listened to u sin
gle word of it , "Aye , " say the ministers ,
but all discussion in supply Is useless. It is
always a waste of public time and it never
loaves public money.
I deny these assertions that tlmo is never
wasted. I will not , indeed , undertake to
provo It. But I am ready to provo beyond all
shadow of doubt that much money has re
peatedly been saved by these discussions ;
that many abuses have been exposed and
corrected ; that many officials Imvo been
brought to a proper sense of their duties.
That Is the position which can bo most thor
oughly 'established in the house or
out of it , and m splto of the min
ister ol the exchequer , who bud
condemned all who discuss the supply as
faddists and sentimentalists. The press
takes up the cry. It is easy for any govern
ment to guide the course of tbo press on all
questions relating to the business of tbo
houso. So the word is passed around to ridi
cule these discussions in supply , "Don't ' re
port them. Denounce the members who got
them up. They are cither obstructlqnlsts or
traitors. A traitor , in an official sense , is u
man who will not always vote that black is
white at the bidding of the ministry. " Ho
baa no right to exorcise bis private judgment.
Tbo newspapers do not call him a traltorbut
they probably suppress his remarks lu the
house and Kive the official reply to thorn in
full , and send the presumptuous crltlo away
with n flea In bis car.
On Tuesday last wo pnssAd twonty-sovoa
votes at ono sitting almost without inquiry or
discussion. There had previously boon a
vague nnd general talk about some of them ,
but no examination or analysis of the expen
diture had boon attempted. The amount In
volved in thcso twonty-'sovon votes was
17,143,300. There were only fifteen mem
bers present , while some of thcso voters
wcro whisked through. ElRht.of them wore
passed in twenty mlnutos. Lot It bo remem
bered that ono of the most ancient and ono
of the highest constitutional privileges ofho
hoUse of commons is to keep an absolute con
trol over the expenditures of the country.
Had that power always boon wisely nnd rig
orously exorcised , you may depend upon It
that wo should not now bo spending 90,000.-
000 a year and bo obliged every now ana then
to veto away additional millions In n panto to
patch up the navy or put rifles nnd
bayonets in the hands of the army. The
ministry calls last Tuesday's ' performance
In every way satisfactory. I think the pub-
Ho will take a different ylew of it when they
como to understand it. The obsequious
lackeys of the ministry rfo about saying that
it la disgraceful to attack the estimates and
that the government right bo loft with a f roe
baud to deal with public money. Constit
uencies will como to an opposlto conclusion.
There is no hope of any reform in public ex
penditures until the people themselves show
that they have had cndutrh waste and ex
travagance nnd "that they are fully deter
mined to remove men qf cither party who
help perpetrate thcso great and scandalous
evils. A MEMIIBK or PVUUA.MCNT.
AN JHSXHISTiq ACTRESS.
Maud Harrison Grows Enthusiastic
Over London's' Loveliness.
ICoviirt'iM 1SX > by Jam Gnrdnn litiwit. ]
LovnoN , Juno 22 , jNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BCK. | Miss Ma < d
Harrison , the popular cdmedlenno , Is enthus
iastic over London. "Oh , I think London Is
Just lovely , " ithn said yesterday. "Tho
bustle of the streets. ' Why , I never saw
anything like it boforo. And these great
omnibuses 1 I think i is so nlco to rldo on
top of them nnd see the sights. I would
much rather Tide around in that democratic
sort of. way than in n carriage. I'm just like
a child here , going about witn my eyes wide
open. There's so much to BOO that is now
and strange to mo.1'
This , and much moio like It , Miss Harri
son said , and her manner and emphasis
showed that she meant every
word. Miss Harrison camn across
on the City of Chester and has been
m Londo'n only two or three aays. Her
mother and brother's wife1 and Miss Green-
wald accompanied her. Mrs. Harrison , her
mother , has been In poor health for some
time nnd is now quito 111. The party Is now
very cozily located at No. ' 4 Princess street ,
Hanover square. In answer to numerous
questions , Miss -Harrison said further :
"This is my first vlslt'to this side of the
Atlantic , and in fact U my first vacation
since my debut under Mr ! A. M. Palmer
that I have been free to enjoy myself , and
judging from the beginning I have made 1
shall have ever so much of it. My plans }
Well , I intend on starting to spend about a
month in London , anothvrMtt'Paris ' , nnd then
malto brief trips into Switzerland and along
the Rhine. I am EO cbarmcd with London
that I think I shall modify my 'pi ins some
what , BO that I'can makd a longer stay here
than I Intended. I must go homo about the end
September , for I have a year's contract to
fill yet with Mr. .Palmer. I have only begun-
my sightseeing hero. Wo have visited the
tower. What a very interesting place it is.
I was so delighted that I am going again next
Tuesday. 'l intend a visit to some of the gat-
lories next week , and after that I shall go to
Stratford on-Avon , and as many other places
outside of London ns my tlmo will permit mete
to sco. I know I shall enjoy myself every
minute I am hero , and I've ' already resolved
to come every summer hereafter if I possibly
can. " '
"You tire hardly prepared to spsak of the
"Oh , no. I've only seen one of them yet.
Wo wont to the Lyceum last night. Irving
kindly tendered mo a box. What n wonder
ful production ho gives. I was Just en
raptured. 'There is great pleasure
n stora.for America when he
goes there with It. The arrangement of the
theater seemed strange to me , and the serv
ing of refreshments seem so odd. It seemed
so funny to BOO people eating ices and drink
ing. In the matter of regulating lights , and
in several other particulars , the theaters
here surpass ours very much. I think at
least what I saw at the Lyceum Impressed
mo that such is the case. T was delighted to
find so many Americins doing so well in the
theaters horo. I nm. proud of them , as every
American ought to bo. They deserve tbo
populurlty they have , and I am moro than
glad that the English people appreciate
them. I am a'thorough American , and shall
never bo wcarlo'l of being one. I know I
could ciijoy n visit hero every year Im
mensely , but I am sura I never could bo con
tent with any homo but New York. "
It Is rumored that Mr. Henry Wolcott , of
Denver , brother of Senator Wolcott , of Col
orado. is interested to the amount of 10,000
In backing Miss Marie Malnwrlght In her re
ported project of taking a * theater in London ,
The fact that both Individuals are here lends
color to the rumor. Miss Harrison , when
asked concerning the matter , said :
"I do not think there Is anything in that
report. , I am quito sure that there is not.
The James" family , into which Miss Wain-
u'right married , Is quite ; . wealthy , and she
docs not need any other , booking In any pro
ject she may have , "
Miss Harrison is loaidag extremely well.
and has evidently lost none of her vivacity.
Slio expressed herself surprised and greatly
pleased at finding la London so many per
Boual friends ,
PIKK AT VANCOUVER.
Four Illncks Dcstroynil | Thought to
ho Incjoiullurlcji' Work.
PouiLiNi ) , Ore. , Juno 23. Four squares
In the business portion of Vancouver , W. T.t
wcro swept by a con'Uagrutlon to-day and
about thirty bulldlngsidcctroyed , involving a
luss of about ? 7Q,000. The buildings were
mostly small frama structures , There were
also two smaller fires In'Vancouvorlast ' night
and it is thought that incendiaries are at
work. The matter Is being rigidly Investi
gated. During the progress of the fire this
morning a great panio prevailed and many
families moved their effects away from the
vicinity of the burning1 district , thinking the
town going. The losses mostly fall upon
the poorer merchants and families , and tbcro
will bo considerable destitution.
An American nark Wrecked.
BmaiuNc , Queensland , Juno 23. The
American bark Brazes , Captain ICdgett , from
Now Castle , N. S. W. , for Hone Kong , has
been wrecked COO miles from Sandy Capo.
Part of the crew were saved , but the re
mainder are missing ,
PARIS IN GAY ATTIRE.
Tlio French Capital In the Midst of
FESTIVITIES AT THEIR HEIGHT.
All Shades of Society Enjoying
Themselves to the Utmost
ENTERTAINING THE ENGINEERS.
The American Members Hocalvo a
FETED IN THE EIFFEL TOWER.
ThoPnmmts Designer of That Structure -
turo Banquets the Delegates
l-'roiu the United States
In Summer I ) res 9.
Jamis fjonlou tlmnett. ' ]
PAIIIB , Juno 22. [ Now York Herald Cable
Special to Tun Bnn.l The weather m
Paris continues line , n warm wind comes
from the northeast nnd the thermometer va
ries from 70 deijiees Fahrenheit nt noon to
00 dogiocs Fahrenheit at midnight. The
Bois do Boulogne Is now In its brightest attlro
from 0 o'clock in the morning until breakfast
time. An English procession of fashion and
bchcmianlsm from every capital in the world
may bo seen on horseback and in carriages ,
flitting rapidly along the Avenue dls Acacias.
The lawn tennis clubs on the islands of tbo
Seine are now in full blast. Swimming ,
canoeing and boating have now
takcu a firm hold upon Parisians , and the
Seine nud Marno were yesterday afternoon
filled with noisy youths of exuberant vitality
In striped jerseys and boating costumes. The
arrivals day by day are only of short dura
tion , although these of yesterday include a
number of prominent American tourists.
Three hundred American engineers , many
of them accompanied bv their wives nnd
daughters , visited the exhibition jcsterdav ,
where they were formally received
and banquettcd bv M. Eiffel nnd the
Society of Civil Engineers of Prance.
The aallant 300 marched to the Eiffel tower
and ascended it nt half east 10. At half past
12 they came down again and sat down to a
hearty breakfast at the restaurant Brcbant ,
on the premier stage of the tower. General
Grant presided and on his right was Mr.
Whitelaw Reid , United States minister.
On his loft sat General Franulln , United
States commissioner. Eiffel is a first rate
after-dinner speaker. Ho has an ugrccablo
voice , and what he says has a pleasant ,
convincing ring to it. Eiffel drank
to the boalth of the American
people , to President Harrison , and to Prosl
dent Carnet , first as chief magistrate of the
French republic , secondly in his capacity as
civil engineer. Thcso toasts wcro received
with hurrahs and bravos. Mr. Henry R.
Townc , member of the Society of American.
Engineers , responded very appropriately in
French. M. Banderol ! , engineer of the Che-
mln do "For du Nerd , proposed the health of
the women of America , whom ; he said , were
so Well represented in the Eiffel toiver.
A curious incident of the banquet was
the fact that a craphophono was
placed near the speaker nnd recorded
every word uttered. It will bo sent to New
York , where it will repeat the speo ( lies in
the rooms of the Society of Civil Engineers.
This is paid to bo the first time that such a
luat has been attempted , and the French
exposition has thereby scored another sue
cess. After breakfast the American en
gineers divided into seven sections and were
conducted by their French colleagues over
the exhibition. There were immense throngs
present , and the visitors attracted much at
tentlnn. The American engineers intend re
maining lu Paris about ten days , during
which time they will visit every
thing from the Louvre down
to the sugar works at Gail. They then disperse -
perso or transform themselves into Individual
tourists , and pcuctrato as far as Russia.
Others will return directly to America.
They are distributed among some forty dif
ferent hotels , and seem to enjoy themselves
At the American legation the minister of
the United States nnd Mrs. Whltolaw Reid
gave a small dinner last evening in honor of
Tilrs. "Morton , wife of the vice-president , the
Gorman ambassador , Comtosso Marie , the
Comtcsso do Hoyos , Comto nnd Comtcssa
Leuron Haupt , Mr. Spuller , minister of for
eign affairs , and a few others of the diplo
matic corps being the principal guests. A
fowtof Mrs. Morton's nnd Mr. Whitelaw
Reid's personal friends came in afterwards
to hoar Miss Earaes and Mr. Vergent sing.
Mr. nnd Mrs. Henry E. Abbey have taken
an apartment in Paris until the middle of
Mrs. James Brown Potter arrived at Parts
on the Gascogno , but went immediately to
Honncquovillu , on the Normandy coast ,
where Mr. and Mrs. Urquehart have taken a
Dr. George B. Loring , United States min
ister to Portugal , and Mrs. Loring are at the
Mrs. J. W. Palmer , wife of ttio United
States minister to Spain , accompanied by
Miss Bertha Brown , fiom Detroit , is at the
Hotel Bmda , but leaves on Tuesday to join
Minister Palmer at Madrid.
Mrs. Bradley Martin , Mr. and. Mrs. Dudley -
ley Ferguson , Mr. ana Mrs. Charles Upton ,
Mr. R. C. Munger and Miss L. M. Eustls arc
among the departures from Paris to-day for
A HlnndloflH Duel.
Nnw OIU.EAN , Juno 23. An ofilcer this
morning arrested H. S , Salvant , fifty-two
years old , a clerk , and C. J. LoBroton , for-
three years old , another clerk , for fighting a
duel in the city park. Six others were ar
rested as accessories. The principals ex
changed three shots. No one was hurt. g §
McKlnlcy Will Not Hun.
CLEVELAND , O. , Juno 23. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BUB. ] Major William McKInley -
ley , jr. , who bus been urged for some time
to permit the use of bis name as candidate
for governor of Ohio , to-day told a re
porter that bo would under no circumstances
accept the nomination if tendered , and posi
tively refused to allow bis friends to use his
A Prominent Doiulwootl Man Dond.
DEAIIUOOD , Dak , , Juno 23 , [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BcB.i Stephen F. Mullitor ,
the well known assayer and uioterologlst ,
widely known in Montana and California ,
and a prominent resident of Deudwoou for
the last ten years , died at the Mlnokatta hot
sprint's at 4 o'clock this afteruoou.
N IVS FROM MOIMIONDOM.
Mnny Omnlin 1'ooplo Stopping ixt and
I'n sltiK Through Snlt Iiako.
SALT LjKiiCtTr , Juno 83. | Spoclal Tclo-
RramtodmiUEB.J Mrs. A. S. ICnowlos ,
Molllo njtowlcs , Harry ICnowlos , Hazel It ,
u\V. Rose , S. Scinyor , 0. M.
Hunt , K.flY. Hunt , jr. , and Bruce Johnson ,
of Omaha ; and Dr , H. T. Einors , of Carroll ,
nro in the clty %
C. J. Dlngball , of Lincoln , a delegate1 to
tbo American Pharmaceutical association , Is
in the city.
Judge C. F. Loufborow , formerly of Iowa ,
has been admitted to the bar ,
The sale of the Salt Lake street rail way ,
including all its tracks , property , franchise ,
etc. , Is bomg negotiated and will bo consum.
mated speedily , us all the preliminaries bnvo
been agreed to on both sides and nothing but
details remains to arrange. The purchasers
are tho' men who now control the Denver
street railway. The public will rojolco at
The matter of a militia organization In
Utah continues to occasion Interest nnd moro
or less gossip. An ox-artlllcryman sajs that
between now and February four sergeants of
battery D , Fifth artillery , will have served
out their terms and Intend remaining in Salt
Lake. These men are anxious to take hold
in a local buttery and make a success of It.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman A , Kuhn passed
through here to-day on route to San Fran
THIS PAHNKIjti COMMISSION.
Dnvltt Promises to Rlnkc Sonic Stnrt-
Los'iiox , Juno 22. JSpoclal Cablegram to
TUB Bui : . ] > Mr. Tlmnthy Harrington , mem
ber of patlmmcnt , nnd Mr. Thomas Sexton ,
ord mayor of Dublin , will testify before the
Parncll commission next week. At the re
quest of Mr. Parnoll , Mr. Michael Davttt
will not glvo his testimony till the defense
closes. Sir Charles Russell will ask the
court to permit Mr. Davltt to make an ad
dress In bis own behalf before ho gives his
testimony. Mr. Davitt proposes to show
that the government planned dynamite out
rages and put thorn into effect. James Mc-
Darmott , who is residing at Hamburg , has
offered to appear before the commission and
disclose Intrigues of government agents nnd
give proofs of thpir connivance at outrages.
Mr. Parnoll , however , Is averse to treating
with McDermott. Counsel for the Times
will recall Mr. Parnell and will also reexamine
ine LcCaron in rebuttal. The closing speech
for the defense has been assigned to Mr. As-
quith. _ _
ltd ) NOSL'D fll IKE'S DOOM.
Ho AVI1I Bo Hnnged Next Tuesday
, Pa. , Juno 22. [ Special
Telegram to THC Bcn.J Sheriff Search , of
Luzerne county , m company with a few
newspaper men , entered the cell of Michael
Rizollo , alias "Rod Nosed Mike , " this after
noon , and read to him tbo death warrant , by
authority of which ho will bo hanged on
Tuesday morning next. As the words of
the warrant were read , tno murderer's eyes
were fixed on the sheriff with a steady gaze ,
and ho never flinched. His only words after
the reading of the document wore , ' 'All
right , sir. " After the party had withdrawn
from the cell , the murderer of McClure and
Flanlgan throw himself upon bis cot and
began to cry bitterly.
Hamilton "Wilbcr Arrested Charged
With Kllllntr Flvo People.
HELENA , Mont. , Juno 22 Hamilton Wil-
ber was anosted yesterday by the sheriff of
Cascade county as the man who murdered
five emigrants in Judith county. Wilbor is
r.ow in Jail at Great Falls , and several per
sons are on their way there to identify the
team and wagon in his possession , which are
supposed to have belonged to the murdered
people. Wilbcr has a bud reputation , and if
ho is identified he will probably bo lynched.
The murdeivd family has almost been posi
tively I'dontificd as Joseph Kurtz nnd wife
nnd Ed Briggs and wife , well-to-do people of
Helena , who were on a sight-seeing trip to
Later Wilber committed sulcidq this
morning by hanging himself with a towel in
his coll. _ _
Mrs. Hayes Very Sick.
FUKMONT , Juno 22. The physicians in at
tcndanco upon Mrs. R. D. Hayes at 2 o'clock
this afternoon repoct that her condition is
unchanged. Her right sldo is entirely para-
ly/cd , and she Is nearly unconscious. The
physicians consider her recovery doubtful.
"Tbo condition of Mrs. Hayes to-night is
unchanged. She remains in the same semi
conscious state as last night. " Dr , Hllbst ,
the attending physician , made the above an
nouncement to-night. There is not much
encouragement for her recovery. In speak
ing of the health of Mrs. Hayes the general
said last night that during the past winter
both himself and wife bad enjoyed better
health than for years. At the Now York
centennial both were feeling excellent , and
continued so for several weeks after , but
within the past few weeks Mrs , H ayes has
been feeling poorly , but no thoughts were
entertained of serious Illness. All the
children are nt the bedside of their mother ,
and everything Is being done that is possible
The Glorious Fourth.
Sioux FALLS , Dak. , Juno 2 3. [ Special Tel
egram to 'IHB BEI : , ] 'iho committee on
procrammo for the biggest Fourth of July
celebration over known in Dakota has com
pleted its work. Judge Moody , of Deadwood -
wood , will bn the orator , and addresses will
be delivered by Governor Mollotto and Gen
eral Harrison Alton , of Fargo , The constitu
tional convention meets on that day. and the
prohibitionists have arranged for a big meet
ing.A ball game , a balloon ascension and
hoiso racing will bo entertaining fcutuies of
Ouiicriil Cnmurnn'H Condition.
LtNCAUiEit , Juno 22. General Cameron
partially regained consciousness about noon ,
Ho can not speair , but scorns to rccofjnl/o his
General Cameron's condition this evening
Is about the hamo as during the day , Ho
tnkesjio nourishment and is greatly troubled
with phlegm in the throat which ho Is too
weak to throw off , It is probable be will
live through the night.
Tlilrty-riiio Piioplu Poisoned.
FiNDLAV , O , , Juno 2 ? . Thirty-one persons -
sons vvuro poisoned to-day , bv eating corned
beef. Half a dozen physicians were kept
busy for Boveral hours and It is now thought
all will recover. The persons poisoned were
members of twenty different families and
the meat was eaten for to-day's dinner ,
Ontiolliio Btovo Kxplouion.
ST , PAUL , Juno SJ. To-day Kato Rynback
and Kuto Rynsoza were terribly and perhaps
fatally burned by the explosion of a gasoline
stove ut the Gro * * hotel In this city ,
The AiiBtrallan Bytttom Adontml.
HAIITFOIID , Conn , , Juno -Governor
Bulkoloy sidled the new secret ballot bill
TWO ROYAL LOVERS.
Prlnoo Frederick Leopold to Marry
Iioulso of Sohloawlff.
THE WOHLQEMUTH AFFAIR.
Switzerland Emories Prom the Con
PUBLIC OPINION BOWED TO ,
Europe Sympathizes With the Little
TRAVELING FOR HIS HEALTH ,
The Gorman Emperor Goes on s
YnohtlnjTrlp Speculation on the
MootittK of "l ° I'Jniporora
News From Berlin.
lCf > i > yrfi/7it J8S9 Jij/ James ( lonlun liennttt.l
BEUUX , Juno 23. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BEE. ] The festivi
ties attending the wedding of 1'rinco Fred
onck Leopold , brother of the duchess of
Connnught , began to day. Princess Loutao ,
of Schlcsswig , the prince's fiance , arrived at
Bellevue Castle at noon and was received by
the emperor and empress , 1'rinco Frederick
Leopold and members of Iho family. At 4
o'clock this afternoon the bridal pair made
their state entry into Borlln In a splendid
gilded coach. To Brandonburg. gate the
route was lined with cavalry , and tlionco to
the Sohloss with Infantry. The burgomaster
anil magistracy welcomed tbo pair , and.
the emperor formally received them nl
the castlo. The signing of the marrlago con
tract was followed by a family dinner. Tha
king and queen of Saxony , the grand duke
and grand duchess of Saxo-Wolmar and i
largo uuimier of Prussian princes and Gor
man sovereigns are oxpccted to arrive to
morrow , to attend the wedding , which will
bo conducted in great pomp and splendor.
The bridegroom's gift to tbo brldo is a
diamond diadem , the gems of which weigh
The declarations of the Swiss bundcsratb.
in relation to the Wohlgomuth affair are re
garded hero as putting an end to the differ
ences between Germany and Switzerland.
The North Gorman Gazette to-day with
draws all countenance from Wolilgomuth ,
whom it describes as surprisingly wanting in
sagacity and indiscreetly confiding in his
dealings with a political swindler who wai
unknown to him. This unexpected ending ol
the matter by the disavowal of Wohlcdmutlj
is largely duo to Lord Salisbury's steady re-
fusnl to address any remonstrance to Switzer
land. It is also a concession to public opin
ion , which strongly opposed the idea ol
any reprisal against Switzerland as un
worthy of Germany.
Politicians are now mainly concerned with
the question of the moating of the emperors.
The czarowitch left St. Petersburg tbla
morning and is expected here on Monday ,
onroula to Stuttgart to attend the Wur
tomburs fetes. Jt Is believed that tlio visit
will result in an arrangement in aeoordanco
with which the czar will comqto Berlin.
Emperor William's proposed visit to Alsaca
has boon postponed on advice of his physi
cians , who recommended a short porlod of-
complcto rest before h's ' journoya to England
nnd Greece. The doctor * wanted the empe
ror to take salt water baths at some water
ing place , but ho refused. It has therefore
been arranged for him to take salt baths on
the yacht Hohonzollern during his trip to
Norway. Ho will generally sleep oa board
the yacht , but when it Is necessary to stay
ashore , a log cabin will bo run up for his ac- >
commodation. Ho will amuse himself with
fishing and shooting , and will make a short
stay at the Lcfoden Islands , ono of the host
fishing stations in Europe. A man-of-war
will accompany the imperial yacht. i
Fetes are being arranged to celebrate the
twenty-fifth anniversary of the accession ol
the king of Wurtcmburg. The Stuttgart
Gazette ( official ) publishes a proclamation ,
in which the king expresses his joy that bo
has boon permitted to discharge tlio duties
of his high position during a momentous
and troubled period , thanks * the pcoplo for
their loyalty and devotion , which ho says la
the best reward for his endeavors for tha
welfare of Wurtomburg , and asks God'a
blcssinc upon his house and people.
'Iho building contractors hero recently
sought permission to Import foreign work
men , The chief of pollco replied that no
opposition would bo raised except to Russian
workmen. The carpenters and masons havd
resumed work both hero and at Frankfort ,
but at Dusscldorf nnd Nuremberg a General ,
strike has been declared. The election at
Grofold for a member of the reichstag
resulted in the defeat of tbo socialist , Hera *
Grilleuborg , by tlio centrist candidate , Hcrr
Bachcn , the latter having a majority of 8,404
Count Do Bononmr , formerly Spanish em.
bassador hcto , writes to the Post to contra
dict various rumors set ofioat concerning
him. Ho declares that tbo Spanish council
of htato never had before It a single case of
alleged breech of olllclal confidence on hla
part nor has It resolved to arraign him in
the courts of justice.
Emperor William has commissioned Koch
to paint a picture representing the scone at
the momon > when bo leu tbo foot guards
past his father ut Churlottcnbcrg on May 18 ,
188S. This was the only occasion upon which
Frederick inspected the troops as emperor.
FOIL WHAT PIJHPOSISV
For the I2vi-
( loiKJu In the Oronin Iniifry.
Cii ( < ; uio , Juno 23 , A cablegram from the
solicitor of the London Tunes , says the Dally
News , w.is received at the oHUo : of Attorney
Frank Collier this mornljig. It ryrjucHted
him to procure , us soon as possible , u certi
fied copy of the ovIJeneu taken by thu coroner
ner in the Crnnln inquest. The evidence
makes 1,100 pages In typewriter print , and
the copy , which will bo made next week , will
cost J50. For what purpose tlio Times want *
the evidence is not known. Mr. Collier Is
now on his way to Kngland.
I0iii Kolil 11)4 ) HhnrUM ,
DUIII.IS , Juno 23. When Patrick Egan
was appointed by Picsliient Harrison to bo
United States minister to * Chili , ho trans-
f erred to Mlchaol Davitt his shares In the
newspaper United Ireland. Parnell and
Davitt are now the sole owners of Uiq paper.
TMi ) U'unthor Indlontloiw.
Tor Nebraska , Dakota and lowui Fair
weather , followed Sunday afternoon in
Dakota by severe local ralus ; warmer wlud %
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