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    OMAHA ! DAILY | BEE
NINETEENTH YEAR. OMAHA , TUESDAY MOILING , AUGUST C , 1889 , NUMBER 48.
END OF THE MAYBRM CASE
Defendant Makoa a Statement
to the Court.
NOT ADMITTED AS TESTIMONY.
The Pair Prisoner Makes fin Kxpln-
nation of How Her Husband
dot the Arsenic Many
Moved to Tears.
The Grnat Poloonlnc Uano Closed.
[ Copyright IBfO bu Jamtt Oonlcn Hennet/.l
Livcui'OOL , August 5. fNow York Herald
Cable Spoclal to TUB Bnn.l Florence
Maybrick will loam to-morrow , probably ,
the Jury's opinion of her guilt or Innocence
of her husband's murder. The case tormi
na' cd suddenly to-day.
The day's session oncned with some un
important testimony. Then came Mrs.
Maybrlck's statement , which the court said
on Saturday she might make , though not as
worn testimony. Her face was wan and
drawn when she rose to speak. Her knees
bent under her and she seemed about to
faint. A glass of water revived her. Several -
oral times stio hesitated In speech nnd cried
bitterly. Some of her emotion muy have
boon forced , but it did not seem so. Fear
of the result could account for
It , In spite of the flimsy
character of her defense her statement had
much effect on the crowd in the court room !
Her- statement was as follows :
"My lord , I wish to make a statement as
well as 1 can about a few facts In connection
with this torrlblo nnd crushing charge that
is made against mo namely , willfully nnd
deliberately poisoning my husband , father of
my dear children. I wish principally to refer
to the use of fly paper and bcof nrsunlc.
The fly papers I bought with the in
tention of using It ns a cosmetic. Before my
marrlago nnd since for many years I have
been In the habit of using a fuco wash pro
scribed for mo by Dr. Griggs , of Brooklyn.
It consisted , Ibultovo , principally of arsenic ,
tlncturo of benzine , elder flower , water and
some ether indigronts , applied by a handker
chief well soaked In the solution beforehand ,
I used the fly papers In the sumo munnor , butte
to avoid evaporation of the scent itVM
necessary to put a plato over the fly capers
and then a towel over it. My mother has
been aware for a great many years that I
have used arsenic cosmetics in a solution.
My lord , 1 now wish to refer to the bottle oJ
bcof essence. Ono Thursday night , in the
month of May , after the nurse had given my
husband beef julco , I went nnd sut on the
bed beside him. Ho complained to mo ot
being very sicit , very weak and very de
pressed. Ho then implored mo to give him
this powder , which ho had referred to uarllor
in the evening , and which I had
declined to give him. I was overwrought ,
terribly anxious , miserably unhappy ; and his
evident dlstrcas unnerved me. As ho told
mo that the powder would not harm him ,
nnd 1 could put it In his food , I consented.
My lord , I had not ono true or houest
friend in the house. I had no ono to consult ,
no ono to ndviso. I was deposed from tny
position as mistress of my own house , de
posed from my position as. attendant on my
husband , and notwithstanding Unit\by ; the
evidence ot the nurses and servants , ho
Svlshcd them to leave mo with him ; that ho
missed mo when I went out of the room.
Four days before ho died , my lord , I was
not allowed to give him anything without its
being taken out of my hand. When I found
powder 1 took it Into tbo inner room with the
beef Juice. Pushing In tha door , I
upset the bottle , and In order to'inako up the
quantity of food spilled , I added considera
ble water. I returned to the room und found
ray husband asleep , and I placed the bottle
on the table by the window. When he woke
ho bad a ctnklng sensation In the throat and
Tomltod. After that ho appeared 'a little
bolter , and , as ho did not ask for the powder
again , nnd I was not anxious to give it to
him , I removed the bottle from the small
table , whcro It would hnvo attracted his at
tention , to the washstand , where ho couid
not sco It. There I loft it , my lord , until
Mlchaol MaybrlcU took possession of It. Un
til Tuesday , the Hth of May , the Tuesday
after my husband's death , until n
few moments before this terrible
charge was made against mo , nn one
bad told mo that a post-morteix
examination had taken place or that there
was any reason to bollovo my husband hat
died from ether than a natural cause. II
was not until Mrs. Brlggs alluded to the
presence of the arsonlo in the bcof tea that I
wus made aware of the nature of the powder
dor that my husband had asked mo to give
him. I then attempted to make , nn explana
tion to Mrs. Brlggs , such as I have stated
to your lordship , when the police Interrupted
the conversation and stopped It. In conclu
sion , my lord , I wish to odd that ,
for tbo sake of our children
nnd for their future , n perfect reconciliation
had taken place between us nnd that on the
day before my husband's death I made him D
full and free confession und received his entire -
tire forgiveness for the wilful wrong I
dono. "
There were a number of wet eyes among
the women when Mrs , Maybrick concluded
and dropped in bar chair.
Sir Churlcs Russell then attempted tc
provo that his client had mudo the above
statement to several witnesses before she
was put on trial. This ho wan not permitted ,
and ho at once wont to tbo Jury with bin
final argument , Counsel for the crown fol-
lnw d. The judge will ohargo the Jury in
the morning.
Good Crops In Scotland.
[ CojurfyhU8&3 liy Jamt * ( junior ) KenneU.j
LONBON , August 5. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BBU.I Scotch agri
culturists have smiling faces. According to
tno reports from nearly all of the thirty-
three counties of Scotland the harvest prom
ises to boearly und abundant. There hat
boon marked progress in the last foui
weeks. Rain was wanted , and it
fell Just at the right time ,
Wheat bids fair to bo a flno crop , but onli
60,000 acres arc sown. Barley looks well ,
but it is considered a risky crop In such a
changeable cliinato. A million acres are
own in oats , which tire not up to the mark ,
U hero uro 20,000 acres of pens nnd beans ,
which promise to bo remunerative
crops. The potato crop is almost certain to
1)0 abundant and healthy. A half million
ncres nru planted in turnips , which promUei
much bolter ttmti usual. This has boon r
good hay and poor clover year. On the
whole the harvest expectations in Scotland
rue high ,
Prliico of Wnlca linn the Gout.
I0oj/rf/ft | ( JSS ) l\i \ Jamt * ( lardon itennett' ]
LONIION , August 5. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to TUB BBK. ! The condition
of the prince of Wales U attracting much
attention. On Sunday ho was compelled tc
rest while the emperor of Germany con
tinued bit private iuspoctlon ot the fleet. It
Is now understood that ho may not take
an nctlvo part In the Inspection ot the
manoeuvres at Aldcrshot on Wednes
day. To get htm out of the
predicament as skillfully as possible Sir
Oscar Clayton has stated that ho does not
approve of the prlnco undergoing the fatlguo
Indlspcnslblo from a day in tha Raddle. The
prlnco Is troubled , with a gouty affection of
the eye and with a recurrence of the venous
inflammation of the leg which ho has had
moro or less since the attack of typhoid
fever In the winter of 1371.
on thu Etrttrln.
[ Con/Ho/it IBfW7/yJdm / Oordoii Uemiet.1
LONDON , August C. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to Tim BBB.I Among the
passengers on the Etrurln for Now York nro
Abram Hewitt and family , Colonel and Mrs.
Sinn , and Oscar Strauss , late minister to
Turkey. _
SIOUX COMMISSION SUCOHSSl'-ULh
Enough Sfannturcs Scoured to Insure
the Opeiilnu of the ItuRorviitton.
PinnitB , S. D. , August 5. [ Special Tele
gram to Tun BEB. | Pierre 1 ? in big excite
ment to-day over dispatches from Standing
Rock announcing the success of the Sioux
commission In getting enough Indian signa
tures to insure the success of the reservation
opening. The last dispatch announces that
4US names hnvo been received , which Is moro
than enough. La'.o news from Choycuno
states that 1 > JO were received thoro.
A VALUAIiljE MYSTBIIV.
A Nchrasfcn Farinor Din1 * Un n JPctrl-
find Iliunl Containing Diamond- * .
KBAIINKY , Nob. , August 5. | Special to
THE BEK. ] J. It. Mote , n farmer living In
Phelps county , about twelve miles from
Kearney , is In possession of a curiosity which
is a valuable relic of prehistoric times in this
part of the continent. Some time ago , while
excavating for u cave , ho exhumed a large
brown stone weighing over twenty pounds.
When iho clay wm removed from it u lurgei
fossil , representing a clenched human hand ,
wus revealed. The specimen had been
broken from the mammoth arm Just above
the wrist and the Imnrint of a course cloth
or some woven material was plainly out
lined on the back of the hand. At the time
of the discovery nothing was said of It ,
as Mr. Mote docs not belong to the
curious class of people. For sev
eral months the specimen bad lain
about ttiu house , and no one who saw it had
any idea of thu great amount of wealth hold
firmly in the grasp of the stony lingers. A
small boy in the family , whoso faculty of
smashing things is Just beginning to develop ,
conccivnd the idea of opening the hand.
When broken , to his astonishment , there
rolled out eleven brilliant transparent stones.
The discovery of these beauties was not
madq public until yesterday , when Mr. Mete
showed them to n Jowclor who pronounced
them genuine first water diamonds without n
speck or tluw to mar their beauty. The
uiccos uro nearly uniform In shape , and uro
about the slzo of lima beans. They have
the appearance of being water worn. The
possessor of this valuable flnd will dispose of
the diamond : ! , und will at nnco dig up his
farm in search of the ether part of the giant's
anti'iuo anatomy.
The mystery of the broken hand Is ono of
perplexing interest. How long has it boon
tliero ? To what race of giants did itsowncr
belong ? Was the subject un ancient miser
who diodi grasping his most precious posses
sions } To those , and n bundled moro ques
tions , the modern "historian has no answer.
I11PPOLYTU IlKPULSED.
An Attack on Porl-uu-Prlnco Results
in u Rout.
NEW YOIIK , August 5. The Hayticn con
sulate Hives out the following : The Hay lien
consulate gcnoral is In receipt of news under
date of July 23 , from Port-au-Prince , per
steamer Athos , that the rebel chiefs Hip-
polyto and Jean Jumcau , with their com
bined forces , mudo a concerted attack on
Port-au-Princo , which resulted in the gen
eral rout of the attacking forces , which at
last reports were retreating toward St.
Mario.
*
Disastrous to iho Dervishes.
CAIHO , August 5. General Grenfoll , com
mander of the Egyptian troops , who defeated
the dervishes Saturday , telegraphed that be
has mudo a rcconnulsunco und found that the
battle has completely broken the dervish
army. Out of n force of 3.0JO men which
Wud-el-Junil took Into battle Saturday only
a few remain. These are being pursued by
the Egyptian cavalry , and a column under
the command of Colonel Wodohouso has
gone to Abu-Slbel to head oft the retreating
dovorlshes. Every omlr in the dorvlsh army
save ono was killed. Thu bodies of several
hundred dervishes und a largo number oi
wounded , making u thousand in all , have
been brought Into Toski. Refugees arc
arriving In .hut town. The Egyptian loss In
iho battle is soventccn killed and I'M ' wound
ed. Three British soldiers were wounded.
Sanass has been occupied by the British
and Egyptians. Two thousand of Wad-El-
Jumi's followers submitted to-day. The
troops return to Cairo immediately.
\Vllholiu RUVIOWB iho Gnglltih
PORTSMOUTH , August 15. The rovlow of
the licet took place at 4 o'clock this after
noon. The weather was clear and a high
wind was blowing. As the emperor approached
preached the licet In the yacht Hohonzollcrn
the Gorman standard wui displayed at the
main must of each iron-clail , a salute was
flrcd by the combined fleet and the yards
were manned. The review was a brilliant
success. Upon its conclusion Emperor Will
iam received the admirals commanding the
British fleet on board the yacht Hohenzollern
and congratulated them.
An Kpistlu to Paul.
WAHIIINOTOX , August 5.--A letter was
made public ut the postofl'.ce department to
day from tno positnastor-gonorul to Postmas
ter Paul , of Milwaukee. The reoolpt of the
latter's resignation was acknowledged and
the postmaster-general says upon the reports
of the civil service commission und a post-
ofllco Inspector Mr , Paul's removal from
ofllco had been determined upon , but ax
pending action ho bus tendered his resignation
it will bo accented to tuko effect upon tno ap
pointment and quulllie-atloh of his successor.
The Weather Foreonsf.
For Omahu and vicinity Fair weather ,
followed by ram.
Nebraska Fair , followed in the western
portion by showers , slightly warmer , south
erly winds.
Iowa Fair , warmer In southeast portion ,
stationary temperature in northwest portion.
southerly winds.
Dakota Fair , followed by local showers ,
warmer in southeast , cooler In northwest
portion , southerly winds , shifting to westerly.
o
A Forrst Oitv Victim Honored.
LITTUJ ROOK , Ark. , Auifust 5. A Wain-
lugton dispatch this afternoon announced tbo
appointment of Amorlcus M. Nooly , of For
est City , as receiver of publlo nionoy at Little
Rock. Neely was a victim of the Forest
City riot which occurred tome months ago.
Ho 'ma been rocouimcndnd to iho position ol
receiver by the state republican executive
committee , and his application being on lllo
iho appointment was made ,
Will Bu lilnu .
LOXDOX , AugnstO. DUpatchos from Abys-
suila say Mnssaval and the whole of Abys
sinia excepting the province of Siglo have
submitted to King Menelolr , who will bo
crowned in September. In tbo following
raniuh tUo kli > will tnrado the province ol
LICKED UP BY THE FLAMES ,
Only Ono Buelnona Building "Loft In
Spoko.no Foils.
WATERWORKS OUT OF ORDER.
The llnmllcnppcd Firemen Could Do
Nothing to Stop the "Work of
Destruction Provision *
Bndly Needed.
Worse Tlinn BctUtln's Fate ,
SPOKANH FALLS , W. T. , August 5. The
entire business portion of the city was de
stroyed last night. Twenty-live blocks wcro
reduced to ashes. The estimated loss is
$1-1,000,009.
The flro started nt 7 p. tn , in a lodging
house on Rullroad nvonuo. The flro depart
ment was on the scene quickly , but owing to
the lack of water the lire quickly spread to
the adjoining frame buildings , and was soon
beyond control. Thq flames jumped across
the street to the Russ house nnd Paciflo
hotel. By this time n strong wind sprang up ,
and It was evident the city was doomed , The
flro spread with fearful rapidity , nnd the
flrcmen were powerless. Attempts wcro
made to check It by blowing up the buildings
in its path , but it was useless. From the
Paclflc liotol the flro lumped across First
street to the frame buildings on the
next street. Soon it reached the
heart of the city. A block of
two-story brick buildings on Uivor Side
avenuo.noxt wont. From hero the flro was
communicated to the magnificent Hyde
block , a four-story building , taking in the
whole block between Mill and Howard
streets , on the Hivor Side. It then looped
across Howard street , and In H few minutes
the block between Howard and Stevens
streets was reduced to ashes. The
next to succumb was the largo Hull block
and tha solid block of four-story bricks , in
cluding the postofllco , between Stevens aud
Washington streets. Here the flro burned
out from lack of material.
From the point of beginning the flro took
another direction , leaping across Sprague
street to tbo opera house block. From there
tbo llaincs leaped across River Side nvonuo
to Brown's bank , then both sides of the
avenue were in flames. The block between
Post and Mill streets was quickly licked up ,
including the Grand hotel. From hero it
was communicated to the adjoining block on
the right. ' Hero was the Frankfort block ,
the largest building in the city , costing $2. > 0- ,
000. It withstood the flro some time , but
finally succumbed.
The Arlington hotel was the next to go.
The building was enveloped In flames when a
man was seen to Jump from the second story.
Ho arose and started down Howard street
when ho was overcome by the heat and fell.
Several people rushed to his assistance and
carried him to a place of safety. Ho was a
pitiable sight , being literally roasted , his
skin peeling off all over his body. Ills tiama
Is Charles Davis , of Billings , Mont. Ho died
about noon.
From the Arlington the Qro traveled north
and consumed the block between Howard ,
Main , Front and Stevens streets , burning
east as tar as the latter street , where a
vacant lot chocked its further progress in
that direction. Everything in a northerly
direction , including the Northern Paciflo ex
press , Union block and the .Windsor hotel ,
was soon a mass of flames. The river pre
vented the fire doing further damage nnd
was the means of saving the big flouring and
lumber mills. By this time , in the short
space of three hours , the fire had consumed
everything In its path , reducing to ashes the
entire business portion of the once beautiful
city.
city.The only business block loft standing la
the Crescent building1 , which was saved by
tearing down the intervening buildings.
Owing to the raplditv with which the flames
spread , scarcely anything was saved. Pro
visions are scarce and will last only a short
time. The city council mot this morning
nnd appointed a relief committee. Provis
ions will bo sent for and the needy supplied
freo.
freo.Tho
The city superintendent of the watorwoms
was soundly censured by the council for ne
glecting his duty , being away at the time of
the flro. The big pumps were not con
nected , and at the time of the flro thcro
was scarcely any pressure ; had there been
the flro would have been easily gotten under
control.
The militia is out in force nnd any person
without a pass is forbidden to enter the
burnt district.
Five out of the seven banks are doing
b usiness In Iho Crescent blocK.
Everybody bears their loss bravely. Many
business men already signify their intention
to rebuild.
Spokane Falls was ouo of the most promi
nent of the many now cities In the infant
state of Washington , situated on the line of
the Northern 1'acltlc railroad , close to the
Cour d'Alene mining region. The city has
been the slto for many largo Industrial es
tablishments , such as smelters and kindred
enterprises. Expensive public edifices had
also been erected , aud the population was
easily supporting two prosperous dally pa
pers.
pers.Tho business district of Spokane was in a
strip between the Northern Paciflo railroad
tracks and the Spokane river. This strip
was llvo squares across and extended about
seven squares in length. It was solidly
built up with brick and stone structures , the
cost of which varied from ? 2ft,000 to 8125.000.
Ten banking houses , five hotels , an opera
house and many wholesale establishments do
a business estimated at half a million of del
lars. Each were situated within the district
described.
The present population of tbo citv of
Spokane Falls is 20,000. The city jrossessed
excellent waterworks , modeled after the
Holly system , with a capacity of 9,000,000
gallons dally. There were no flro engines.
The tire department was entirely a vol
unteer ono. As to Insurance , the host Information
mation hero Is that no largo amounts were
carried. Buildings that cost $ . ' 10,000 to 8-10 , .
000 uro known to have had but $3,000 to 110-
UCO Insurance ,
This disaster is twlco as great as that
which overtook Seattle , both on account of
its great extent and the inorosubstantial na
ture of the burned buildings. No account of
the losses has boon received. Tno Western
Union office was burned out nnd all the In
struments , except one , which the operator Is
now working on a dry goods box just outside
tno city. Nothing could bo sent out last night
because the forest fires in the Cascades hud
cut down all the wires. The flro exhausted
itself for lack of material. All the tlour and
lumber mills wore saved.
SAN FitANCibCo , August 5 , The property
loss by the Spokane Falls flro last night Is
estimatcd'at $ UCO,000 ( ) by the Coast Uovtow.
The Insurance Journal , published In this
city , estimates tbo total Insurance at (3,000-
Helena Bcndx Succor.
HBI.EKA , August 5. At a mass meeting of
citizens to-ulght $1,000 was subscribed for the
relief of Spokane Falls. Fifteen tons of
blankets , clothing and provisions leave hero
for thcro to-morrow.
Tlio VUlhlo Supply ,
CHICAGO , August 5. Tbo visible supply
for the wcok ending Augtist ! ) , as com
piled ny the secretary of the Chicago board
of trade , Is as follows ;
Bushels
Wheat 12,633.000
Corn , 0'JN8,000
Oats. . , 8.004,000
Rye. . . . . . . , . 71)7,000
, , , 603,000
An Unpleasant Scfehfc In iho Ills-
innrck B8 < ty.
Bi9 uncK , N. p , , AWgus't 8. The Sat-
urdny night session of ttib constitutional con
vention was passed in the discussion of the
proposition giving the legislature power to
fix passenger nnd frolght'ratns. and to regu
late charges In stooping car , express , tele
phone nnd telegraph rates. Tno committee
of the whole adopted the proposition. Before
the convention finally adopts the article an
other strong effort will bo made to amend 1U
The only lAislncs transacted this afternoon
was the meeting of , the senate commission
on the Irrigation and reclamation of arid
lands. The convention was addressed by
Senator Stewart , of Nevada , who , at tbo
close of his remarks on irrigation , took occa
sion to got in hia best licks on the silver
question. Ho wab followed by Senntor Kea-
gan , of Texas , and Major Powell , ot the
United States geological survey.
An unpleasant sensation wan occasioned
by Delegate Johnson , of Nelson county. . Dur
ing the remarks of Senators Hcagan nnd
Stewart on the silver question they referred
to the war debt. Johnson nroso nt the close
of Hoagnn's speech nnd said If ho had read
history right the senator from Texas was In
Jeff Davis' cabinet when the war debt
was being mado. At this point Dolcgato
Purcell nroso to inquire whether or not
Johnson intended to insult Senator Rongan.
Immediately following this query , Matthews ,
of Grand For KB , moVoc ] , to adjourn , which
motion prevailed by a unanimous vote , and
the convention adjourned while Johnson was
still on his feet.
Will Vote on Prohibition.
C OLTMPIA , Wash. , August 5. The com
mittee on amendments to-day presented a
report that the amendment to the constitution
'
tion shall bo adopted , when passed by a two-
thirds vote of the legislature and ratified by
a majority vote of the peoulo. The article on
prohibition was passed , which is to bo sub
mitted to a vote bf the people as
n separate proposition. It forbids
the manutacturo or sale of liquor except for
medicinal , scientific or sacramental pur
poses. Tno vote on It was 51 to 11. The re
port of the committee on revenue limits state
taxation to U mills on the dollar. The mort-
gaca on property Is to' bo deducted from its
assessed valuo. Tne report of the legislative
committee provides n lower -house to have
not loss than sixty-three nor moro than
nlnoty-nluo members and a son
ata to have from. a third to
half that number. The first legislature
will have thlrtv-flvo senators and seventy
members. Aliens are forbidden to hold any
property , and mines und "corporations , the
majority of whoso stock is hold by aliens ,
como miller the oame proscription. Convict
labor , except on public Vorks , is forbidden
after January. 1S90. In the afternoon the
article establishing a railroad commission
was defeated although power was
given to the legislature to create
ono if desired. The -'section was adopted
forbidding any railroad company giv
ing greater privileges to ono telegraph com
pany than to nnother'or refusing to grant
right of way for the construction of tele
graph Hues along their roads and also oblig
ing telegraph companies.to receive business
o ( Te red by another company , tbo same as
other public carriers. Monopolies or trusts
are defined and strictly forbidden.
Matters.
HELEXA , August 5. la the convention to
day the proposition recommended by the
financial committee allowing cities to incur
debts for water , supplied Was passed. The
article on miscolKinootisi subjects came up
for. .final consideration. Another attempt
was made to dofcut the senatorial repre
sentation by counties- but tho. effort was
soon abandoned.
Boise City Kvcnts.
Boise CITY , Idaho , August 5. The con
vention Is about through with business. It
adopted a strong resolution asking the presi
dent to take steps to prevent the free impor
tation of Mexican lead.
Sioux Palls Liist ScsHlon.
Sioux FALLS , S. D. , August 5. The South
Dalcota constitutional convention met at 1
o'clock to-day for its last session. The only
work done was the auditing of the expenses
of the convention and the signing of the
constitution. Seventy-two of the seventy-
five members were present and appended
their signatures to the document. The work
of the convention meets with universal ap
proval.
TWELVE THOOSAND OVENS IDLE.
The Conncllsvillo Strike Assuming
Linrito Proportion * ) .
SCOTTHALB , Pa. , August 5. The strike in
the Connollsvillo coke region bus assumed
largo proportions. Of the 14,000 evens in
the region not less than 12,000 are idle , and
the managers of the strlko'uesert that over a
thousand of the remaining ovens will bo shut
down to-morrow. The National Progres
sive Minors' association and the Knights of
Labor are working together in harmony for
tbo first time in years. The men here &ro
quiet and peaceable , and it is believed they
will win the sirlkn. Strikers from Donnelly
and Stonevillo wont to Morowood at day
break this morning and succeeded In induc
ing the men thcro to quit , work , but it is re
ported that as soon as the visitors loft some
of thorn went back to work.
NOT DAMAGED MUCH.
The Cruiser Boston Sails Unassisted
For New York.
WASHINGTON , August 5. Captain O'Kane ,
I n his report to the navy department of the
accident to the steamer Boston Saturday , re
ceived this morning' , docs not say that the
injury Is at all serious.
Sailed For N w York.
NEWPORT , R. I. , August 5. The cruiser
Boston sailed this morning for Now York to
go on the dry dock , She U not Injured badly
enough to ncod assistance , as she wont out
alone.
Arrived nt Now York.
NEW YOIIK , August B. The United States
cruiser Boston reached Brooklyn navy yard
this evening after nn uneventful run from
Now York. ThooOlccra and men were extremely -
tromoly rotlcont conceiving the accident.
The Boston will go Into dry dock.at once for
repairs. On her arrival some excitement
was caused by a collision between the moni
tor Puritan and the rocerlug { ship Vermont.
Na ono was hurt aud the damage was alight.
Steamship Arrivals.
At Now York The 'State of Alabama ,
from Hamburg ; thp Elbe Jrora Bremen.
At Southampton Tlie Erus , from Now
York , for Bremen.
At Dover The Greece , ' from New York ,
for London.
At Glasgow The State of Indiana , from
Now York.
At Havre La Normandlo. from New
York.
At Antwerp The Illinois , from Now
York. *
At Liverpool The Bostonian , from Bos
ton.
ton.At
At Moville The Ethiopia , from Now
York.
Wruoked By n Wild Engine ,
PiiiUDBU'iiu , Pa. , August 5. A passenger -
senger train on the North Pennsylvania
branch of the Reading railroad was run into
by a "wild" locomotive this morning and
several 'passengers were slightly injured.
Postmaster Goueral Wmiamakcr was In tha
roar car of the train and was engaged m con *
versatlon with a friend. Both gentlemen
were thrown out of their scats and shaken
up , but sustained no Injury. Theengineer of
the "wild" locomotive etiitcn that the valves
and throttle of tis uugmo would not work
and he wua powerless to iwert the colliaiou.
WORKING UNDER A CLOAK ,
The Polloo Playing Possum In the
Orouin Oaso.
COQNEY PROBABLY IN CUSTODY
Their Ohjoot Is to Throw the Cou-
splrntnra OfT Tholr Gunrd The
Chicago Suspects All Plead
Not Guilty.
A. Clover HubtniTuito.
CmoAao , August B. [ Spoclal Telegram to
Tun Bus. ] The developments In tbo Cronln
case have boon very small , few and far bo-
twocn of late , so far ns outward Indications
go , nnd the autlioritlos hnvo appeared to bo
doing nothing In the matter , but a peed slzod
belief Ii going the rounds that this apparent
Inactivity has boon but the cloak to cover up
certain important movements which the po-
Itco dcslro to kocp to themselves. Ono of tlin
movements Is said to huvo boon nothing loss
than the arrest of Cooney. The pollco deny
It , but 111 ore la a vigor In their denial sugecs-
tlvo of a hidden purpose , and not at all like
the denial of a man surrounded by continued
discouragement.
A gentleman connected \vltli the prosecu
tion manifested the extent of Ina dcsiro to
Impress the public with iho Idea that noth
ing had been done by requesting n reporter
to publish n statement that the pollco were
getting vary much discouraged at their want
of success In searching for Cooney. The ob
ject In denying the capture of Coonoy Is to
allay feelings of Insecurity on the part of the
conspirators nnd in hopes that by keeping
htm from his friends ho may bo induced to
squeal.
The Cronin case Is set down for trial In
Judga McConuell's court for Monday , August
20. Judge Horton avoided the necessity of de
ciding the points raised by Status Attorney
his O'Sulh-
LongODockor against granting -
van'B motion for a change of venue by trans
ferring the case to the other branch , ami tuo
final outcome of the proceedings there waste
to pass It to the last Monday in the term on
motion of the stnto.
When Judcro Horton took his seat shortly
after ID o'clock the attorneys in the case
were till present nnd the defendants ware
sent for. Messrs. Donahoo and David pro-
seated to tno court their bill of exceptions to
his taking their motion for a change of venue
uo under advisement until to-day , Icavo to
tile , which was given thorn by Judge McCon-
nol Saturday. Judge Horton signed them ,
and the statutory righi of the defendants to
demand trial in the July term was pre
served.
"Now , as to the motions to quash , " said
the judge , "no objections to the indictment
have been presented to mo and I tnink the
indictment is good. The motion is over
ruled. The motion , it will bo remembered ,
was made by the defendants , Beggs , Cough-
lla , Woodruff and Kunzo. "
Mr Ames immediately excepted to the rul
ing on behalf of the defendant Boges.
"Now let tbo defendants plead , " said the
court.
"On behalf of the defendant Coughlln , "
spoke Mr. Carter , "I enter a plea of not
guilty. "
"I think the defendants might olcad for
themselves " objected Judge Longcncckcr.
"That is not necessary , " said Mr. Carter.
"Tho defendat > ts are here , " said the court ,
"and can Just as Well plead for themselves ,
Mr. Coughlln , what Is your plea ! "
The ox-dctectivo nroso deliberately and
then remarked , "not guilty. "
"Mr. Beirgsl"
> "Not guilty. " said the ox-chief of the Clan-
na-Uaol , without taking the trouble to rise
from his scat at all.
"Mr. Woodruff , what plea do you doalro to
enter ? "
' Not truilty. "
"And you , Mr. Kunzo I"
"Not guilty. "
"Now , " said Judge Horton , "that disposes ,
I thlalc , of everything except O'Sulllvan's '
motion for a change of venue. There has
been a petition tiled in this case by the de
fendant , Patrick O'Sullivan , for a change of
venue from Judges Horton and Hawcs. It is
ordered that such case bo transferred to
branch number two of the criminal court. "
Mr. Brown oxconted to the order. So did
Mr. David , on the ground that it was incon
sistent to the petition and should nave been
simply an order of change of venue from
Judges Horton and Huwos. Mr. Curler ob
jected , because it was practically a change
of venue for Coughlln , and ho wui not In
court when it was argued. Mr. Ames ob
jected because everybody else did , and Judge
Horton ordered that all the exceptions bo
entered and added ono for Kunzo.
The discussion then returned to the
question of trial or countlauauco. Coughlln
and Woodruff , through their attorneys , con
sented to a continuance , but the otnor defendants -
fondants would not , and Judge Longoneckor
Indulged in u litt'o ' bluff : "All right , the
state is ready for trial , lot a Jury bo culled.
lam not anxious to try the case , nor to kcop
the court hero during the vacation month ,
but I don't want to bo put In the position or
demanding a continuance. It might be sot
to-morrow. Ono of the defendants , Uurko ,
is not here noiv , but ho is hurrying to got
hero , I understand , and will arrive at 9
o'clock to-nignt. "
"If ho has to bo hero this month , " said the
court , "of course I'll have M stay hero. "
This touched Judge Longenecker's mag
nanimity. After ho had protested against an
immediate trial on account of Mr. Forrest's
absence , the state's attorney said :
"Lot It bo passed to the aith , then , the lost
Monday in the month , by agreement. "
"Wo agree to nothing. " said Mr. Donahue ,
and Mr. Ames said so also.
"Then I ask that It bo passed to the 20th , "
said Judge Longoneekor , "and have It on-
tcrcd In the record that Coughlln aid ( Wood-
rutl consent. "
"I don't ' consent that It bo set for trial on
that day , " said Carter ,
"Thoy consent that It bo passed , " said
Longoneckor , and I ask that it bo sot for
trial. "
The prisoners were then remanded.
Although Judge Lonqoneckor had the case
not for trial this terra oa his own motion , the
attorneys for tha defendants admit that ho
will not be expected to try It until the Sep
tember terra , if ho chooses on the "Oth to lot
it go over.
Longcnockcr came out ahead in bis fight
against O'Sulllvau's motion , to the extent
that it was grunted In such u way that none
of the defendants can make it u lover for a
separata trial ,
Rushing Uurko to Chicago.
ST. PAUt , August 5 , Uurko , the Cronln
suspect , arrived In this city In nhareo of
Chief Hubbard , of Chicago , at 0:55 : a. m.
to-day over the Manitoba road. After the
rest of the passengers had alighted the train
was run back into the yard and the Burke
party quickly transferred to the Milwaukee
train which pulled out at 7:18. : Burke was
very carefully guarded , and no ono was per
mitted to interview him or oven sco him.
Tno report that ho was chained to the floor
of the car is generally regarded as a canard ,
Burke Arrive * In
CHICAGO , August 5. Martin Burke , the
Cronln suspect , arrived In the city this even
ing about 10 o'clock. Ho was taken from
the train before tbo depot was reached and
hurriedly transported to the Harrison street
station , much to tbo disappointment of the
largo crowd which hud gathered at the
depot. It Is understood he is in the "sweat-
box" nud bolng subjected to a vigorous ex-
cmlnatlon. Chief Hubbard refused emphat
ically to allow reporters or unyono ulso to
sco his Interesting charge. Burko'a at tor-
liny , Kennedy , of Applcton. WIs , , IB In the
city ,
_ _
A Gorman Novelist Head ,
LONDON , August 5. Funny Ewald , tbo
German novelist , Is dead.
IN SPITE OF TIlK SCANDAL/ .
Iiln May Wllcox Will bo Mnrrloil In
October.
Nnw YOIIK , August 5. [ Special Telegram
to TUB BRE. ] Among the passonpcro
on the French steamer La Brotagno , which
arrived hero yesterday , wua Mrs. Charles
Wllcox and her daughter , Ida May Wllcox ,
They Icnvo for Minneapolis to-day. Throe
ble trunks contain Mls Wllcox'n trousseau ,
She is to bo married In October tit her
father's homo In Minneapolis. The bride
groom-to-be , as reported by the family , is
Henry J , Myllous , of Milan , Italy. The
scandal In which young Miss Wllcox wa *
named last January has never been known
very clonrly to the public , The friends and
relatives of Miss Wllcox contend there was
no reason for a sensation nt nil : that her con-
duet \vns simply that of n foolish girl Who
had a row with her mother and in ado n geese
of herself , Ono day the girl had n chock
cashed for her mother for 1,7GO. and that
evening she and n doctor and tno doctor's
son all left Mcntono , whither Mrs. Wilcox
had removed In the hope of escaping the
doctor , and sot off for Paris. Mrs. Wllcox
wont to the American consul , Mr. Hatha
way , In consequence of which the Paris police -
lice wcro Instructed to arrest the girl and
her companions. A friend of Wllcox said
to-day that the scandal was caused by malic
ious people and had no foundation In truth.
BIG GAMHLEH3 IN TROUBLE.
Phil Daly's LIOIIR ; Brunch Club May bo
Closed Up.
LONG Btuxcn , N , J. , August 15. [ Special
Telegram to Tin : BKC. ] Agumbltng scandal
of international interest has broken out hero.
It Is of Interest to nil who have ever been to
Long Branch , for it may result In the closing
up of Phil Daly's cclobrated Pennsylvania
club bouse. Baron do Pardonnot , a well-
known lawyer attached to the French and
Belgian legations , claims that ho has been
virtually robbed of $3TOO. Ho has lost 1,700 ,
but according to his story got back $1,000.
He says that about 5300 or J500 was lost at
roulette honestly and fairly , so that his losses
due to unfair methods are between 53,000and
$0aoo. The keepers of tbo club house ,
Messrs. Marks & Jolly , say that the baron
hat not lostftiOO , and they claim that ho owes
tliem $1,000 on checks and notes they hold
against him. The baron has made complaint
to M. Louis Vasslon , French consul , and Dr.
Charles Sajons , the Belgian consul at Phila
delphia , that ho bus been swindled. The
consuls have laid the matter before Secre
tary Blaine , and he has .sent complaint to
Governor Greene , of Now Jersey , and to the
United States marshal of this district.
THE llAULiEM TIIAIN ROBBERY.
Suspicion Points to "Black Burt" as
the Dlovlng : Spirit.
ST. Louis , Mo. , August 5. It Is given out
on the authority of the postofllco Inspector In
this city that tha famous bandit and train
robber , "Black Bart , " was in St. Louis for
ton days prior to last Friday , nnd it is sus
pected that ho had something to do with , if
he did not direct In person , the train robbing
near Kansas City last night. Bart J.ook his
meals at the Hotel Brunswick restaurant
while in the city. Ho ordered a largo lunch
Friday evening and said ho intended to leave
the city by train , since when ho has not been
scon. It is not known in what direction ho
went , but there IB a strong dlsuositiou to con
nect him with the robbery.
o- -
An Alton Imbor Imw Problem.
BALTIMORE , August's. It is stated that
notwithstanding the recent decision of Solic
itor Hepburn adverse to the importation of
five foreign professors engaged for thoCath-
olic university at Washington , the professors
will coma to this country and assume their
duties. Attorney General Miller declined to
talco up n hypothetical case , and said ho
would give no opinion until the question
uroso by the arrival of the educators. It is
now stated by a gentleman of high govern
mental position that the professors will bn
permitted to land without question , but if
objections are raised a decision will bo made
according with the construction of the law
excluding foreign laborers under contract ,
but said that the laxv was never meant to
applv to the class represented by the profes
sors In question.
Nebraska and Iowa Pensions.
WASHINGTON , August G. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEIS.J Pensions granted Nebraskans -
braskans : Original Invalid Roger Thomp
son. Increase Charles F. Cumo , Hiram
Schoonovor.
Pensions allowed lo wans : Original Inva
lid James 1C. Mowory , Peter Wilson , John"
Finloy , Joseph Flrestino. Increase Hart-
well M. Fitzgerald , Henry Stahl , Charles W.
Taylor , hlraui Jones , Aaron Ilobson , George
H. Irish , Potcr H. Bailiff , Frederick E. Sco-
ville , George D. Bean , Frederick Taylor ,
James A. Snydor. Widows of 1813 Charlotte -
lotto , widow of Thomas Burnett.
Republican Ontloolc in Ijoulslunn.
FJIAXKUN , La. , August 5. [ Spoclal Telegram -
gram to TUB Bni.l The republicans of the
Third district to-night nominated H. C.
Miner , n planter of Tcrro Benne parish , for
congress , to flll tbo vacancy caused by the
death of Hon. 10. J. Gay , democrat. The dis
trict Is rouubllcar. and it is claimed they will ,
with the aid of the administration , carry it
this time for Miner , who will bo able to
carry with him many democratic votes. If
ho Is elected it will give Louisiana two re
publican congressmen.
Drowned in the Alnnongnhnln ,
PiTTsnuno , Pa. , August 5. Henry
Smons , aged twenty-four years , nnd two
boys , Willlo Smons nnd Eddie Dopier , aged
respectively twelve and nine years , were
drowned in the Monongahela this afternoon.
They were in a wagon that contained n load
of refuse which they took to dump in the
river. Whllo they were unloading the
wagon the liorso backed into tuo river , the
wagon jvns upset and nil three above nnnied
were drowned. Two ether young mcu In
the wagon had a narrow escape.
A Terrible Chlnrsn III or.
SAN FIIANCISCO , August 5. The Japan
Gazette , received by steamer yesterday , con
tains an account of a torrlblo riot between
two factions of Chinese coolies at Bangkok ,
Slain. About five thousand men were en
gaged in it and u great number were killed.
The coolies wore moru or less under the in
fluence of drink and fought like demons.
The Siamese troopa finally charged the
rioters apd after bayonottlng u number
quelled the disturbance ,
Nloriu.
MiTCHBMInd , , Aueust 5. Yesterday's
storm In this section was most disastrous to
llfo and proporty. A spring wa on contain
ing u family of live , the father , mother and
three small children , was blown from the
roudslda into Blacic creek , and all weio
drowned. Scores of houses were miroofud
and fcoveral were demolished. The storm
was general throughout southwestern
Indiana. _
Iho Cotton Print Cloth Trust.
New Yoitic , August 5. Vico-Prcsldont
Sherman of the Central Trust company , be
ing interviewed by on Associated Press re.
porter to day in regard to the alleged cotton
print cloth trust , said ho had been In consul
tation with several capitalists lust week re
garding the cotton print cloth trust , and tils
company -consented to act as trustee of the
trust after papers I. . ad been submitted to nnd
approved by the company's lawyer.
Oropprtl Dead.
BALTIMOUK , August 15. Captain James H ,
Hlgloy , aged llfty-flvo , commander of ( hi )
famous First Maryland aitlllcry , United
States Army , known as "Hlgley'B BatWry"
in the latu war , dropped dead from heart
Ulsotuo to-dtiy at Us homo nere ,
WASHINGTON MUCH AMUSED ,
The Roonpturo of the Blnok Dla
mend Onuses no Frowns.
NO OFFICIAL OPINION YET.
The fltnto Department Officers nrfl
Non-Coniiuunlaatlvo nnd No
body Has n Clonr Idea of
the Situation.
WAHHINOTON Huur.Atr , TUB STUKBT.BBB , I
Bl ! ) FOUHTBISNTII STUKBT. J-
WASHINGTON , D. C. , August 5. )
Instead of an outburst of popular Indigna
tion over the notion of the skipper of tha
Black Diamond In recapturing his ship from
the American prlro crow of ono man , the ut
most amusement was created In nil the departments -
partments nt Washington by the report irom
Victoria this morning. There was no ono
who seemed to have a clear Idea ai to what
the probable outcome will bo. Vor.v natu
rally , the stnto department ofllchiU wcro ab
solutely noii-communlcatlvo. They had no
official information of the Black Diamond's
capture and wcro therefore not prepared to
express any opinion. The revenue mnrmo
service to which the Rush belongs la under
the control of the treasury dopartmcnt , nnd
the treasury department people llnd them
selves with a now problem on hand
und were not preparjd to render
Judgtnont. The bureau of navigation la
still under the control of President Cleve
land's commissioner , Mr. Morton. The gen.
tloman was asked whether , in his opinion ,
the moro fact of seizure on tbo part of the
ofllcors of the Rush of the Bluck Diamond
transfnrrcd the ownership of that vessel to
the Amorlo.m government. Ho was not prepared - v
pared with n reply. Mr. Barnutt , chief oi
the revenue marlno division of the treasury
department , was asked the same quostlon.
Ho said that ho could not answer It. Aslcod
further whether it was customary for a revenue -
enuo cutter to plnco ono man as a prize crow
In charge of a captured vessel , ho said that
ho didn't ' know whether thcro had been ono
man or a thousand put on tha BlacK
Diamond by the ofllccrs of the Rush.
No official information had boon received in
regard to this matter other than the dispatch
which announced tha seizure on the llth of
July.
"Tho Rush had a regular complement ot
about forty ofllcers and men , " said Mr. Bar-
nctt , "and was armed with four guns. I
don't know whether they were a ) Inch
rlflo cannon or howlt/.ers. "
"is the captain of the Black Diamond
chargeable with grand larceny or piracy la
recapturing nis own vessel ! " was nskod.
" 1'hutis a question to bo decided by inter
national lawyers , " said Mr. Barnett , "and I
am not an international lawyer. "
At the state department u similar .question
was met with that it was not possible for the
department to give Judgment in n hypotheti
cal case , and this was hypothetical in that ,
the department does not know onioially that
such an affair as the recapture of the seized
vessel has taken place. Ai the navy depart
ment the ofllccrs and officials did not hcsitato
to express themselves very freely on the
cour&u of action by the Rush's commander.
They say ho could not excuse himself for
placing ono * man in charge of the captured
vessel and that the Britisher had shrewdly
brought the whole controversy to a point
where a decision mustbe rendered at once !
The United States may claim the ownership
of tbo Black Diamond nnd may pre
fer charges of kidnapping nud lar
ceny against her commander , but
this would open up the whole question as
to the right of the United States to assume *
exclusive control over Behnng sea and
would perhaps lead to the settlement of the
troublesome question as to whether BchrinR
Is a closed hoa.
Nobody hero believes that the " United
States can again tuko the Black Diamond
peacefully. She will have to bo recaptured
red-handed in order that this country may
maintain a case against her , nnd if negotia
tions for the settlement of the various dis
putes between Canada nnd the United Statoa
uro speedily entered into it will bo necessary
for this government to enter into proceed
ings before some international tribunal to
test the right to demand from the authorities
of British Columbia Iho restoration of the
vessel to the custody of the United States.
This would have to bo done , of course ,
through the British foreign ofllco , and It is
not likely under the existing state of feeling
in British Columbia that the citizens
of that province would submit to
the claims of this government
without a vigorous protest. It is rather
strange that nowhere was iho slightest fool
ing of animosity expressed toward the cap
tain of the Black Diamond for his action. On
the contrar.v.ho wus universally looked upon
to-day as u bright und enterprising sort of a
skipper , und the whole affair was regarded ,
with the utmost amusement In each and all
of the departments of the government.
TIllll'.E NE1IKASKA A1TO1.NTMKNTS.
Senator Paddock loft this morning for
Now York , where ho will spend a day or
two. From there ho will go to Atlantic
City , where his family are , and accompany
thorn homo. Soon after the senator boarded
tha train the president announced from the
white hnuso the first batch of appointments
for the day. It has boon predicted in these
dispatches that there would bo an
early change in the Omnha nnd
Winnobago agency on account of tha
protests against the retention In ofllco
of the present Incumbent which hnvo boon
flled with the secretary of the Interior , and
this change was mudo to-day , Mr. Robert !
Ashley , who hud the indorsement of both tha
senators , secured the appointment. The ether
two Nebraska changes wcro in tbo ofllccs of
the register and receiver of the land ofllca at %
Chadron , where William H. McCann nnd T. V
H. Powers wcro respectively appointed. ! ?
Those gentlemen huvo been on the slate for *
some time , and their appointment is in ro-
spouse to the indorsement of Messrs. Paddock -
dock nnd Mandorson.
junan auori' CALI.H ON IUHUISOX.
Judge GrofT , of Omaha , who is the candi
date of the two Nebraska senators for tha
United States Intcr-stato commerce commis
sion , arrived hero at a late hour last night ,
and wus mot by Senator Paddock , who took
him to the white house and introduced him
to the president. Judge GrofT had a very
pleasant conversation wltti the chief magis
trate , but ho lof the president without hay
ing received any asBiirdncos as to his Inten
tion In regard to the vacancy in the board ot
Intor-Htato commerce commissioners. To
morrow ho will visit Secretary Noble , und
will then at once leave for the west. Tin m ,
president has as yet given out no Intimation ii ' 7 !
as to his probable course in filling this vacancy - * * |
cancy , und the chances are that it will not
bo filled until after ho returns from Bai
Harbor.
AIIMY NBWfl.
The leave of absence granted Captain Paul
Rocmcr , Fifth artillery , Is extended ten days ,
MIBClEMjANEOUS ,
Dr. A. W. Bowman wan to-day appointed a
member of the pension board for Daven
port. In ,
Andrew J. Whftakor , of Illinois , Iris been
appointed deputy fourtli auditor of the
treasury department.
The sccrittury of the treasury has np
pointed James L. Dattory as pauper und " * ,
btorekcepur In the Fifth district of Illinois , v-
- - .s 1
The Chfppown NtKotlatlon .
WASHINGTON , August C. The commission
appointed by the president to negotiate with
the Chlpppwu Indians in Minnesota for tha
rclln < | ulabmont to the government of a park
of their reservations ropoit that moro than
two-thirds of the Indians on the Whlto EurtU
and Red Lulte reservations have ulgncd arti
cles of conr-PBBion. Tha consent of tha Leeoti
luke Indians yet remain to bo obtained ,
Th > Hey I Granti Bill Pause * .
LONIIO.N , August 5. The royal grants bill
wa j-aisea by iho common * tUU nfttroooi *