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PHI 1. 1-8.
A Rovulolon of Fooling Sots in
Against the Condemned.
Popular Opinion Now Sustains the
Jury's Verdict.
The Homo Ofllco Likely to Oom-
rauto the Sentence.
The 1'rovinalnl Papers With Hut Ono
exception Favor the Verdict
Iiabouchcro "Would Also Have
Convicted Her.
The Ono Toplo or Discussion.
[ Copjrfoit&S.9 / bu James Onnton JJninefl.l
LONDON , August 10. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THIS BEB. ! Hero , ns
everywhere else apparently , the great sub-
ect of discussion , when wo are not actually
under the speaker's eye , Is the Mpybrick
caso. The jury hat decided It , but It is still
being tried by extra judicial tribunes all over
the country. Wo have no court of apnoal of
criminal cases , but have the press , which Is
always ready to perform the functions of
such n court. Immediately after
the recognized minister of the law
had pronounced sentence the press
set to work reviewing the entire proceedings ,
and soon reversed the decision of the judge ,
BO that to-day , If it were not for certain In
convenient formalities , Mrs. Maybrick would
bo free. All this Is undoubtedly within the
province of n free press , and there have been
and nguln may bo accaslons when the oxer-
els o of its powers is demanded by considera
tion , not only for an individual prisoner , but
for the entire community. There is not
much chance for either Judges
or juries in England being de
terred from doing what they believe
to bo tholi duty by dread of newspaper crit-
clsm , and while that is the case no ono need
\ object to the independent court of investiga
tion which the press has now opened. I am
obliged in candor to state that hero in par
liament the current of opinion ruin very
slowly against Mn > . Maybrick. This may
have its effect upon her fate , for there can
be no doubt that a general be
lief in her innocence would have a
moral influence and would not bo long
In making itself manifest to the homo secre
tary. As for the assertions that have ap
peared , to the effect that the chief law offi
cers of the crown disapprove of the verdict ,
you may take my word for it that there is
no word of truth in them. Even if they en-
tortuluud any such opinions they would take
good care not to express them at such a time
as the present. The fact is , however , that it
is held impossible to reconcile the admitted
facts with the innocence of the pris
oner. It is Instructive as bearing
upon the so-called privilege of allowing
accused persons to make statements , inde
pendently of their counsel , that ono of the
thinus which is held to condemn Mrs. May-
brick the most Is her own narrative , given
In court , In that she admitted that she gave
bor husband arsenic , but without knowing
what it was , and at his request , so that we
have the picture before us of a man being
made violently ill by everything ho swal
lowed , suffering acronios , and continually
asking for more of the whlto powder which
lie must have known was killing
him , for it Is not alleged
that tbo dead man was ignorant of the fatal
properties of arsenic. The contraction of
his throat and distressing vomiting only in
duced him to keep on entreating his wife to
put moro asenio in his beef tea. That is con
sidered by some people to bo utterly incred
ible. If Mrs. May brick herself had not
solemnly detailed it to the jury no ono would
have ventured to put forward such a theory.
She saw that the presence of so much
nrsonlo in the house had to bo ac
counted for , and this was her
explanation. She did not know
what the stuff was , but her husband did. Ho
wus greedy to have it , und she gave It to
him. Considering her previous relations
with other parsons , this remarkable story is
unparalleled In romance or real life. It is
doomed to toll as much against Mrs , Muj-
brlek as any evidence offered on the part of
the prosecution.
As you nro well aware , the prerogative of
mercy lies with the crown , which moans
with tbo homo socictury. Is ho
likely to oxorclso it ) Tha gen
eral opinion In hero that ho
Is not. Of course if the Judge communicated
to him his belief that the verdict of the Jury
was not justified , Mr. Matthews would have
tha alternative to order the uncondi
tional release of the prisoner. But there is
nothing in the summing up of Justice Ste
phen to warrant the Impression that betakes
the vlow that the prisoner is guiltless. It is
only in a very extreme case that a Judge is
willing to Incur the icsponslblllty of setting
asldo tha verdict of a jury. In this Instance
the jury did not find n verdict in opposition to
the summing up , The judge led them to their
conclusion. Unlike them , however , he has
now the power to go ever all tlio evidence
again , and ho can consider whether there is
anything in it which tells in favor of the
prisoner and to which ho omitted to call due
attention in court. If there is unything of
the sort ho can causa the prisoner to bo sot
free. Wo shall know ull about that in the
course of a few days , or oven hours ,
but , pending some such event , the
homo secretary , Mutthows. btauds
firm. The truth la , ho has
had some very singular experience In refer-
to the alleged wrongful verdlcu of n Jury.
Ho would bo strangely constituted if they
lind not left n dcrp Impression upon his
mind. It was ho who hud to run the gauntlet -
lot in the Llpskl caso. The man was accused -
cusod of a horrible murder , tried and fouud
guilty forthwith. 'Iho tribunals were re
opened and the case was retried under cir
cumstances very favorable to the prisoner ,
for everything that told against hlui was
eliminated from tha process. There
was a tremendous outcry , The Pall
Mall Gazette was hi u frenzy.
It gave up page after page , day after dny ,
proving that Llpskl wast innocent , and thut
Matthews was about to become his dohborato
murderer. An Innocent man was about to
be strangled to death by the will of the homo
eorctary. Justice Stephens , who tried , this
case , was declared to have been confirmed
to tbo belief In the prisoner's Innocence.
Lipski was so gentle , and hail so much nat
ural refinement that ho could no * , possibly
commit murder. A memorial was gotten up
nnd signed by seventy-eight members of par
liament. The Pall Mall Gazette decided
the matter boldly. Llpskl , it said , must not
bo hung. Ltpskl could not bo hanged. The
whole country was ngltated. In the midst
of nil this hub-bub the convict most ungrate
fully went back on his editorial friend and
made n free and full confession of his crime ,
describing how ho had barbarously klllad
the poor woman , who had done him no
harm. The Pall Mall Gazette saw him exe
cuted with delight. "Ho has boon hanged , "
it wrote. "Few criminals over wont
to the gallows who bettor do-
sonrcd their fate. " And this
after the wildest denunciations of Matthews
and allots consorts , of absolute proof that
Llpskl was innocent. But , although ho
might have murdered the woman , ho need
not have confessed It , and thus shaken the
Institution of trial by newspaper. Perhaps
the Pall Mall Gazette , the soventy-elght
members of parliament nnd all tlio rest of
them forget this Httlo Incident. But wo
may pretty safely assume that the homo
secretary has not done so. Ho
might have yielded to popular
clntnor nt the very moment Lipski was
describing the Incidents of the murder. I
am not suggesting any comparison between
Llpsltl and Mrs. Maybrick , but the homo
secretary must remember when precisely
the same kind of pressure was brought to
bear upon him ns that which is bclcg ap
plied now. Ho will bo tomutsd to put his
faith in the Jury , who hoard ull the evidence ,
who marked the demeanor of the witnesses ,
and who weighed every word , rather than the
student of that evidence , who , perhaps , approach
preach it with a feeling strongly wrought
up in favor of the prisoner.
It mav bo taken for granted ,
in n word , that if Justice Stephens does not
Interfere the law will take Its course.
In the case of Dr. Lamson , also an Amer
ican , a determined effort was made to obtain
u lovcrsal of the sentence , nnd a respite was
actually secured on the representation or at
the request of the United States minister ,
but the further evidence in his favor that
was promised came to nothing. Lamson
was executed nnd no ono now thinks his sen
tence was unjust. It may seem hard hearted
to recall these facts Just now , but
it Is important that your renders
shall understand that these are the very
facts which must necessarily have some
weight in reference to the now trial that Is
going on.
At the same time , I believe , everybody
would bo secretly glad if any circumstance
came to light which would have the effect of
causing the release of Mrs. Maybrick. She
spoke In her statement of some evidence
whijh had been kept back. Where is that
evidence ? Would it not bo moro to her purpose -
pose for lior friends to produce it than to
stand scolding the judge , Jury nnd homo
secretary ?
The Sentiment of Provincial Papers
AcalnHt Mra. Maybrick.
[ Copi/rftfM lKS3l > uJama Gonlm BsmuM.l
LONDON , August 10. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE Bun. ! Florence May-
brick has hud the satisfaction of knowing
that her name is going into all lands us a
murderess , and as a woman unjustly con
victed of killing her husband and the father
of her children. In spite of the tremendous
hue nnd cry raised by the metropolitan
press , which willy-nilly followed the lead of
the London edition of the Herald , there are
people who insist upon the righteous
ness of the verdict. Such claim
that if the conditions were
reversed and Mnybrick himself wore in the
widow's place not n voice would bo raised m
his behalf. They argue that the woman's
guilt is proven by nor statement , which wus
made in the knowledge that she would not
and could not bo cross-examined. The light
grows hotter as the hours slip by. The Her
ald is flooded with letters from both sides.
The other papers publish columns of corainu -
nlcations regarding the caso. Labouchere
was asked for his opinion.
"That the woman Is pretty I haven't the
faintest doubt , I have followed the evidence
pretty closely nnd am quito satisfied that hud
I been a juryman I should have concurred
with the verdict. "
In response to a request from the Herald ,
editors of several moro prominent provincial
papers telegraphed opinions as follows :
Liverpool Courier : "In spite of all that
has been published expressive of sympathy
with Mrs. Maybrick , and of continued doubt
us to her guilt , there are welcome indications
that the excitement is cooling down and that
sober reflection is reasserting itself in the
position which had temporarily been usurped
by passionate fury. The agitation will no
doubt go on , and fresh developments
muy bo expected. The monstrous as
sumption that the Judge acted as a partisan
bigot nud that the Jury were twelve mon in
whom ignorance and Inhumanity reigned supreme
premo , was bound to bo discarded as untena
ble , and Is already being repudiated. "
Shefllold Telegraph : "Mrs. Muybrlclc Is
the latest idol of that class of people who
wont wild in their Idolatry of Jessie Mac-
Laughlln , who waxed frantic in their en
thusiasm for Impostor Orton , who sorrowed
rowed ever the convlctiou of Miscreant
Upsklnnd who would lot loose upon so
ciety if they could that pearl of innocence ,
Florence Maybrick. The Hindoos have a
certain superstitious veneration for the
mun-cating tiger , some birds are
believed to bo hold spell-bound by the eyes
of certain auakes , and certain bipeds nro cap
tured by n creature who is u tlgcress nnd ser
pent la one. "
Urlstol Times and Mirror : "Tho result
was not unexpected by those who had care
fully and dispassionately followed the course
of tlio trial from day to day. Tlio Jury found
the only verdict it wus possible to find that
of guilty and that decision was doubtless
correct. "
Nottingham Guardian : "Different points
in the evidence told terribly against the
prisoner. Not onu of them would huvo sus
tained the ctuirgo of murder , but all , taken
together , were most damaging , and the jury ,
who were In a better position than anybody
else to Judge , regarded them as conclusive. "
Dundee Advertiser ; "Wo think the verdict
is just , but do not oppose the movement for a
reprieve. Wo think , however , that the homo
secretary has no rational alternative ) but to
hang Mrs. Maybrick or eet her at liberty , "
Newcastle Chronicle : ' 'The verdict should
bo condemned on the ground that the con
flict of scientific evidence and the habits of
the deceased raised doubts of which Mrs ,
Muvbr'ck ' should have had the benefit. The
case fchows very clearly the necessity for a
court of criminal appeal In this country. "
Hull MullThe : case Is a perplexing one.
The point in favor of an acquittal was the
alleged use of nn > enio by the deceased. The
evidence was only circumstantial. The
Intercepted letter caused all tbo dlfllculty.
The judge and Jury deserve the sympathy ol
everyone. Thcru is no doubt that a court ol
appeal in criminal cases Is required , "
Aberdeen Journal : "I'liogullt of Mrs.
Muylmck U not conclusively dowoustratoO
by the evidence. AScotch Jury would prob
ably have returned a verdict of not proven , "
Belfast News : "Tho memorial from the
bar and the medical profession nnd the gen
eral surprise with which the verdict has
boon received afford grave cause for further
Inquiry. To bo satisfied of Mrs. Maybriok'a
Innocence Is Impossible , but having regard
to the doubts raised in tha case it is almost
equally impossible to bo satisfied of her
guilt. "
Cork Examiner : "No ono can assort that
nn overwhelming case has been made out.
The whole case , Indeed , shows once inoro
the great desirability of a court of appeal in
capital cases. "
A number of other opinions insist upon the
necessity of n court of appeals. A few claim
that the evidence was Insufficient to convict.
None claim the woman to bo innocent.
Tlio Feeling nt lilvorpool.
ICnpurlaMiSfVliU Janes Ooni/m liennttt. ' ]
LiVKiirooLAugust 10. [ Now York Herald
Cable Special to Tnr Bin : , ] There has been
a wonderful abatement of excitement over
the Maybrick verdict , duo doubtless m a
measure to the impression that the homo
secretary will cxorciso his prerogative and
commute the sentence. Mrs. Mnybrick Is
somewhat hotter to-day , though she has by
no moans recovered from her prostration.
The prisoner's solicitors reccivo shoals
of letters by every post nsictng for
forms of the petition. Snveral memorials
nro being signed in Liverpool , the latest and
perhaps most Important being from the med
ical profession , many of the signers belug
among these who were present at the trials.
A mass mooting has been called for Mon
day evening.
A Juror who has been Interviewed says
that throe of them were in favor of a verdict
of not guilty , until the prisoner made her
A Report Current That the Thlstlo
IM to Ho Sold.
[ Co ; irftfhtSS9 bj/ James Qordnn Bennett. ]
GiAsnow , August 10. fNow York Herald
Cable Special to Tun BnK.l This week
It has been rumored in Grcenock that Harry
North , son of the nitrate king , is negotiating
for the purchase of the Thistle , with a view
of giving her another chnnco for the
Americas cup. If the rumor proves correct
North will have the call in the pick of Clyde
racing men , as they are convinced that iho
Thistle was not seen nt her best , nnd the
Sandy Hook designer of the Thistle , Watson ,
has expressed the opinion that the Thistle's '
lines are perfect , nnd that all she wants Is a
center board.
A little dlfllculty has arisen from tbo
selling of Sir Richard Button's Gcncsta.
These who make yachting a study have
found out that there Is a probability of a
second international cup appearing. It will
bo remembered that tlib Gonosta won in
American waters two valuable cups the
Capo May challenge cup and tlio Brcnton
Reef challenge cup. A condition at
tached to the latter , which insisted that
should the winning yacht bo sold the cup
would require to bo again competed for.
As Lieutenant Bella Sayco has bought the
Goncsta , ho will have to meet the chullengo.
Clone of tlio Southnmnton Kc atta.
( Cnji/rf/7it ( 1883 ojJiirnM GonJoii ncnntlt. )
SOUTHAMPTON. August 10. ( Now York
Herald Cable Special to TUB BEE. I The
chief and concluding event of the Southamp
ton Royal Yacht elub regatta was sailed to
day. The chtof competitors were the Val
kyrie , Yaranu and Irox. A capital start was
made , the Irox and Valdyrlo crossing the
line together. The Irox was in the lead ,
when the Valkyrie went aground and was
compelled to wait for the next tide , as all
efforts to get her into deep water failed.
The Irex won first prize , finishing in 2:28-18 : ,
the Yaraua second in 2:43-17 : ,
Minister Ecnn Presented.
VALPARAISO , Chili , August 10. Minister
Egan was presented to the president of Chill
"I am glad to know. " said Minister Egan
to the president , "that Chili has already de
cided to be represented at the commercial
congress to assemble In Washington city in
October next. It will give to the people of
South America an opportunity of becoming
batter acquainted with each other's opinions ,
aspirations , productions and requirements ,
and by creating and fostering closer commer
cial relations must tend to ther mutual ad
vancement and servo the east Interests of
both. Animated as our people are by the
name indomitable spirit of progress and the
same love of country there Is ono sentiment
which will , I feel assured , find responsive
echo in the hearts of every patriotic citizen
of Chili as well as the United States the
sentiment of America for Americans , not
South America for North America , but the
wealth , resources , prosperity progress and
honor of each ono of our American nation
alities for its own people , all co-operating
harmoniously for the advancement , great
ness and glory of our American hemisphere. "
Railroad Men Klclit n Duel.
ATLANTA , Ga. , August 10. Put Calhoun ,
general counsel for tlio West Point Terminal
road , and J. D , Williamson , president of tlio
Chattanooga , Home & Carrollton road ,
fought a duel at Horo's Bluff , on the Coosa
river , this evening , In which Williamson was
uoundod in the right arm , The trouble
grew out of Williamson denouncing a state
ment made by Culhoun before the legislature
ns false. Captain Hurry Juckson , of At
lanta , was Calhoun's second , and Captain
Jack King , of Rome , was Williamson's
Ho Saw Hrown.
BOSTON , August 10. Isaac P. Hall , a w < ill
known wool denier here , says ho met G. P.
Brown , the missing member of the firm of
Hrown , Steoso ft Clark , ! n Albany , N. Y. ,
at 6 a. m. Wednesday , August 7 , on the train
that loft Boston Tuesday night. At the tuna
of the meeting Hull was not aware of the
trouble at the Oswego mills , and when ho
reached his destination in Albany ho learned
for the first time of the attachment and at
once concluded that Brown was on his way
to Oswego. There was nothing strange
about Brown's actions , und ho carried n largo
The Dnlcota Primaries.
DEAmvoon , Duk. , August 10- [ Special
Telegram to TIIIJ BKK. [ The Lawrence
county primaries took place to-day. Every
prcc.'nct ' in the county except ono or two
were curried by the supporters of Judge
Moody for senator and Mollutto for gov-
01 nor. Tbo expected opposition from tlio
country precincts did not materialize. Tbo
Mpado county primaries also took place and
Moody's friends were elected by a largo ma
Supposed Murdnrara Surrender.
CHICAGO , August 10. McQath and Martin ,
the two young mon supposed to bo the mur
derers of Officer Fryer , walked into Docnig
street this afternoon -and gave themselves
up. They protest emphatically that they
kuow nothing whatever of the murder ,
They will undoubtedly receive u course of
"sweat box" treatment.
'King Knlaknua's Subjects Attempt
to Dethrone Him.
Blotors March on Honolulu and Do-
tnand the Monarch.
Seven of the Malcontents Killed and
Twelve Wounded ,
_ _ _ _ -
A Now Huler nnd n New Constitution
Demanded Two HnlC lircoil
Students the Ijonilors of
the Insurrection.
rtrnolllon in Honolulu.
SAN FIIAXCISCO , August 10. The steamer
Alumoda , timt nrrtvud last evening from
Australia , brings IIQYVB of a during , although
futile Insurrection , timt broke out In Honolulu
lulu TuesiUiy , July 80. Two half-brccd
Hnwnllnns named Robert W. Wllcox and
Robert I3oydvno had , been sent at govern
ment expense to bo educated at the Italian
military school , had bcou plotting an Insur
rection for seine time , but the rumors that
were current were httlo heeded until the
movement culminated In an armed band of
about one hundred and thirty uatlvc
Hawallans marching from Pularna to Honolulu
lulu and securing on entrance to ttio palnco
grounds In Honolulu. The rebel rioters
formed at Paluuia , and at 3 o'clock Tuesday
morning marched from that suburb
to the city , arriving at the
gate of the palace at 4 a. m.
They demanded admittance , when , after
some parleying , they entered the grounds
unopposed. The rebels upon the palace
grounds numbered about 250.
The king was absent from the palace at
the timo.and the alarm was sent him by tele
phone. The royal party then hastened to
the king's boathousoi\vhoro they remained
during iho day , guarded by n dozen of the
household troops. Meanwhile , the rebels
summoned Lieutenant R. Parker to surren
der the palace , but that ofllccr refused. A
general alarm was spread throughout the
city by means of the telephone , and the
Honolulu Ulfles were immediately ordered to
report at their armory , There was a great
deal of excitement , especially among the
Portuguese and Chinese ; Anumber of fami
lies lied to the top of the hill and a few
ladles took refuge ntf the American legation ,
where a rorps of 'marines from the United
States steamship Adams was stationed.
A cabinet counail ' was held , the American ,
British , French nu'il'Portaguese commission
ers , and Captain Woodward , of , the United
States steamship Adqtns , being present. The
cabinet decided to demand the surrender of
Wilcox. The dnrnahd was made , but Wllcox
refused to surrender. Several shots had
now been fired on both sides. By 11 o'clock
the rioters had all taken shelter in a house
situated in the palace grounds , while the
Honolulu Rifles had secured a splendid posi
tion commanding this point. Shots were fired
from both sides a ; intervals , and finally a
corps of volunteers began burling giant powder -
dor bombs at the bungalow in which the
rioters wero.
About this tlmo thirty or more rioters sur
rendered , ono of whom had been fatally shot.
Early in the skirmish Robert Boyd was se
verely shot in two places. It is stated that
Wilcox shot two of his men whom ho noticed
were about to desert during the bombard
ment. The sharpshooters from the opera
house kept up a continuous and furious fusil-
ado until finally the rebels surrendered. A
force of volunteers entered the grounds and
took the whole party of rebels prisoners.
Among those opposed to the rioters the
only serious casualty was a wound in the
shoulder received by Lieutenant Parker.
On the side of the rioters seven natives were
killed and twelve wounded , several seriously.
An armed patrol was organized to guard the
city during the fight , composed of the Honolulu
lulu rifles , blue Jackets and marines from
the United States steamer Adams and cltl/en
volunteers as special constables , besides vho
wbolo police force. There were , however ,
no attempts at Incendiarism , although this
was the plan of Wilcox.
Ono report had it that Wilcox Intended to
secure the person of KIngKalakaua'compol
him to abdicate in favor of his sister ,
Liliuokalani , the heir apparent , and demand
a new constitution and now cabinet. The
opera house , palaces , government buildings
and many private dwellings were more or
less damaged by the bombs. An inquest was
In progress on the bodies of these killed In
the riot when the steamer Alamoaa left
Honolulu August 2. A cabinet meeting was
held , but the ofilclals declined to stuto the
result of their conference as regards the
probable fate of the instigators of the up
Letters were taken from Wilcox on his ar
rest which led to the urrcst of several well-
known people. It Is said among them was
II. E. Brown , editor of a Hawaiian newspa
per. It Is also said to bo a well-known fact
in Honolulu that KalaKauu had been inform
ed there was to bo an outbreak and had called
upon the ministry to nip the insurrection In
the bud , but they paid no heed to the warn
ing. The general 'm irosslon on the Inlands
is that the leaders o the riot will never bo
convicted , as they will demand a Jury trial
by natives and a majority of these were In
sympathy with the movement , which was to
glvo them moro privileges , It Is thought
also that Wilcox and his men had no Inten
tion of Itlllliitr anyone , but thought they
could capture the town by the display of a
few field pieces and discharges of musketry ,
Kilrkiun ObJuoM 10 fiavornnoo.
SVN FIHNCIKCO , Augu 10. A letter signed
by a member of King fCulakaua's household
has been received from Honolulu , which
states that 11. W. Severance arrived in
Honolulu by the steamer Australia to assume
the ofllco cf United btates consul general.
His majesty , lying Kalakaun , declined to
give him an interview ; refused to accept him
as consul general , and only yielded to his
ministers under protest , Baying that the re
sponsibility must rest with them , The
reason given by his majesty for this action is
that Severance was dismissed from the ofllco
of Hawaiian consul in San Francisco for
cause. His majesty feels that the appoint
ment of Severance chows a luck of courtesy
on the part of the United States government.
Notwithstanding this letter Severance has
boon duly recognized as United States con
sul general and oftlclal notlco to that effect
appears in the Honolulu papers.
FIVE nuNimun MEN
Seven IlulldltiRq < > C the Ilntnmoml
PnckiiiR Homo Unrncd.
CHICAGO , August 10. | SpccItUjTolcgram to
Tim BBB.J Seven of the largo buildings con
nected with Gcorgo II , Hammond Bros. ' ex
tensive packing house at Hammond , 1ml. ,
were burned to the ground this morning , and
the loss will roach 4500,000. The structures
that were consumed nro two of the old Ice
houses , two of the old slaughter houses , the
glue works , the oleomargarine factory and
the cnglno house mid boiler works. The
blaze started In tha basement of the oleo
margarine factory about 0 o'clock , and as
the structure was soaked with grease , the
flames soon burned through tin flooring to
the first story and rapidly from there to the
roof. T lie buildings on , the company's
grounds , which cover several acres , nro clus
tered together , < ind the flames leaped from ono
house to another in rapid succession. The
glue works were the first to catcti on flro ,
then the oleomargarine factory , and the Ice
houses were the next that the flro reached.
There is no llro department at Hammond ,
nml Chicago was notified of the flro. Engine
companies No. 1 and No , 17 were sent to the
place , leaving the city on a special train.
Marshal Muslmm was In charge of the flro
companies , and when ho reached the place
the conflagration raging nt the fiercest.
It looked as if the blaze would spread to the
now buildings that have just been put up and
that they certainly would bo gathered in by
the flames , and the marshal thought that
nothing could save the remainder of the
plant. Ho stationed his men between the
slaughter house and engine rooui.nnd the
flro'and they went to work. The factories
nro situated on the bank of the Cnlumot
river and there was n good water supply.
The wind was also in favor of the llromcn ,
and the plant southwest of the burnt
buildings , valued ntS'iiO.OM , was thus saved.
Nearly all of the buildings contained tallow
and grease , and when the engines com
menced to pump water Into the burning
structures the grease flowed Into the rlvnr
and a layer of the stuff fully three inches
thick extended over two acres of the water ,
reaching across the river and almost to the
Chicago & Alton railroad bridge , which is
850 foot away. The tallow and grease was
ignited in several places by largo pieces o
burning timber blown from the roof of the
ice house , which was on the edge of the
stream , and a solid aero of the river was
soon ablaze. The inflammable material
molted and soon floated beneath the railroad
bridge , and the woodwork of the structure
caughtfirc. Engine No. 17 turned Its attention
to too bridge , while Marsnal Mustmm went
to work to see what could bo done to prevent
the grease from running down the river. Ho
stretched a number of scows across the
stream , and , while some of the r 00 workmen
that were employed at the works kept the
boats soaked with water to prevent them
from catching on IJro , the oil and tallow near
the bridge was still ournmg. They had seine
difllculty in keeping the material back with
the scows , but as the tallow became hard
ened on reaching the water they succeeded.
The 500 men and the two engine companies
worked for hours to extinguish the fire , but
It was noon before the flames were fully
under control.
The flro throws some flyo. hundred men
out of emnlovment. The lo's is ? 300,000. It
will take some three months to repair the
The .Massachusetts lllflu Team Bnck
From British Conquests.
New YOUK , August 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tun Buc.l The Massachusetts volun
teer militia rifle team , whoso victories over
tbo Britishers are a matter of no small
pride to American riflemen , arrived on the
steamer City of Chicago , which reached
quarantine at 8 o'clock yesterday and lay
there last night. The steamer was covered
with flags and bunting , and seven of the
team's champion pennants were llyincr from
the rigging.
Major Frost , financial editor of the Boston
Globe , captain and organizer of the team ,
said : "Our trip has been an unqualified
success. I think wo have learned much that
will bo of advantage to us in Amnrica. We
were received everywhere with the greatest
cordiality. The steamer was u day late in
Liverpool and our first match was
shot without practice. Some of the
best men in England were shooting
against us on a familiar range ,
while our men still foil the roll of the ship
and had to aim at targets dancing about in
the most grotesque fashion. Still wo won
with n margin of llfty points. The weather
was wretched and good scores out of the
question. Considering that the English tar-
tret is four inches less in diameter than
the American , our team did bettor
shooting than when wo won tbo national
championship at Creedmoro in 18S7. Our
score of 10S4 on an English target was equiv
alent to about 100 on tbo American target.
The great match of the series was with the
South London club , the senior rifle organiza
tion of the metropolis. The club is made up
of crack shots from all sources. All of them
have national reputations. Wo won with a
score of 1008 to 1055. Of individual records ,
Lieutenant Bumstcad got 100 out of 105 , the
biggest score made in England ; Sergeant
Doylonnd Corporal Huddo.ion scored 07 , and
Major Hlnmati 00. I attribute our success era
a largo part of it to the fact that our men all
knew each other intimately and had confi
dence In each other's ' ability to defeat class
shooting under all circumstances. The only
prize was reputation and to us who had won
in seven successive championship contests
that meant everything.
Two Desperadoes KIIKIRO In a Mur
derous FlKht Wltli Trainman.
LITTLK ROCK , Ark. , August 10. News lias
reached hero of u supposed attempt at train
robbery made to-night on the Iron Mountain
road ono mile soutli of Newport , Ark. Two
men got off the train there In between tiio
baggage and smoker. A fight ensued be
tween them and the baggageman , J. E. Gar-
rlty , nr.d the colored porter , Andy Crittonden ,
in which the latter was killed and the former
wounded. Ono of the men jumped from the
train and escaped , but the passengers and
trainmen , among whom was a detective , cap
turcd the murderer and brought him to this
cltv on the train , arriving a Httlo after mid
night. He gives his natno ns D , A. Whltflcld ,
of Baxter county , this state. Ha is about
twenty-one years old. Ho says ho Is a part
ner of Mlko Mowldors , wiio escaped. They
were out for some fun , and were only trying
to beat their way when the fight occurred.
Whltfleld was heavilv armed , and his very
appearance shows the border desperado.
Dofuuttm' Donny.
EvANsviLiiB , Ind. , August 10. The Investi
gation of tbo accounts of W , E. Donny , the
ftsslbtant postmaster at Boonovlllo , who Is
charged with embezzlement in tils ofllco ,
shows bis shortage will amount to (0,000 , ,
and may reach more. Denny has not yet
been apprehended.
ybuntj Cox proposes to bring suit against
Vice President Allen ManvU , of tbo Mani
toba railroad , to gain possession of the town
slto of Bnrncsvillo , of which -young Cox Is
alleged to bo the ownor. Darnosvlllo Is a
lively town of 1,000 inhabitants , i\nd the
claim embraces nearly nil the land In the
placo. The threatened suit has caused con *
sldornblo excitement.
Ho Only Advised Comrades to Attend
tlio Milwaukee ISncamit'iiant ,
CIIICAOO , August 10. When Commander
W. A. Warner , of the Q. A. R. arrived in
the city this morning with the returning
Sioux Indian commission , ho wus nt once
visited by largo numbers of the Grand
Army , members who were anxious to ascer
tain his views regarding the national en
campment , nt Milwaukee and his attltudo in
relation to the recent meeting of department
commanders in this city. Ho says :
"I have repeatedly stated that the railroad
rates nro unjust and inexcusable. The en
campment will bo n largo ono , but of course
the attendance will not bo as largo nearly , ns
It would have been. General Martin had a
right to call a reunion of soldiers In this
ntato at such ttmo and place as ho deemed
proper. I have not Issued an order to comrades -
rados to attend the encampment. All I have
done Is to advlso n largo attendance. I have
no authority to command comrades to at
tend tha national encampment at Milwaukee.
Certainly department commanders huvo a
much , but no moro authority In this mutter
than the conunaiuler-in-chlof. I certainly
concede to them the sama honesty of purpose
and dcslro for the good and wulfaro of the
order that I claim for myself. Some of the
comrades have advised a change of the en
campment to some other place. Such action
I deem impracticable. To what city could wo
gel None has extended an invitation. Mil
waukee has provided the money mid per
formed the labor necessary to the enter
tainment of all the comrades who shall at
om ! . No other city has intimated to mo
that it is ready to do what Milwaukee lias
done. There Is and can bo no feeling be
tween the department commanders , who
have ordered their commands to stay at
home , and myself. "
Ono of the Sioux Commission's Clerks
Driven Insane by Excitement.
CHICAGO , 111. , August 10. [ Special to THE
Bun. ] The exciting scenes and danger to
the Sioux commission , which Sitting Bull
created in his efforts to prevent the signing
of the treaty which has just been concluded ,
drove ono of the commission's clerks into
violent Insanity. The young man is Everett
Corbin , n brother of Lieutenant Colonel II.
C. Corbin , attached to General Crook's '
headquarters in Chicago. Ho is now at
large , having escaped f i om Dr. Gray's ' sani
tarium in North Evanston. With the cun
ning of a madman ho pretended that ho was
quite well , and the attendant being
thrown off his guard , left Corbiu for a few
minutes last Friday while the latter was
playing on u piano. Coruin no sooner found
himself alone than ho ran across the room
and jumped from a second story window.
Smco that moment no trapo of him can bo
found , although William Plntcortou lias a
largo force of detectives on the search and
all the postmasters and county officers , as
well ns the Chicago police have been notified
to look out for him.
Corbin is very violent at times. The day
before ho escaped ho struck an attendant a
heavy blow with a stick. It is feared that
ho will injure or kill some ono in his wander-
ngs , or that he may commit suicide. Cor
bin had boon attending Harvard college for
two yours and hud studied so hard tnat he
had undermined his health. On the recom
mendation of a physician , Lieutenant
Colonel Corbin took him to Cali
fornia , and in May last got him
attached to the Sioux commission as u clerk.
About six weeks ago , when the excitement
was high from the menaces of Sitting Bull
and his band , Corbiu suddenly became a
raving maniac. Ho was started for Chicago
in charge of two men , escaping from them
twice before reachlne hero. Corbin has boon
raving over slnco his confinement of the
glory and honor ho could attain by joining
the commission mid returning homo with
them. This idea was uppermost in his mind ,
and it Is thought ho has started westward to
the Sioux reservation. Ho Is undoubtedly
walking , as bo has no money.
Still Rioting , Too Stupid to Know the
Strike Is Over.
CONNEU.SVIME , Pa , August 10. The
Hungarians made another raid this morning
on the workmen at the Meyer cone plant
and ( trove them from work. 'Squiro Duncan
and Ofllcors Franks and Shunn attempted to
arrest fifteen of the rioters , when they wore
sot upon by the mob. Duncan was terribly
beaten and loft for dead. The officers es
caped by running. The sheriff organized a
posse this afternoon to arrest the rlotingHuns
and a skirmish ensued in which numerous
shots were flrcd hy both parties. Four Huns
were arrested , but at last accounts the others
were In outhouses armed und resisting
The McLnnd Murder Caflc.
DnAinvoon , Dak. , August -fSpoclal
Telegram to TUB BKH , | The coroner's
Jury in the McLoad murder case failed to
hold the suspects , for the reason that they
thought there was not sufllclont evidence to
convict. The prosecuting attorney had
made cornplant. The parties will bo ar
rested and the cnsogo Dcfo'ro the grand jury ,
now in session. Great excitement prevails
in the neighborhood of the murder. The
body of McLcad was burned beyond recog
nition. A butcher's knlfo was found under
the body. The fire was caused by the explo
sion of a coal oil can , und burned so rapidly
ns to prevent assistance.
An Unfounded Indian Scarp.
WASHINGTON , August 10. Adjutant Gen
eral Klllon bus received n telegram from
General Miles at San Francisco , informing
him that Captain Lunn , Fourth Infantry ,
sent with his company to Callspel , Washing
ton territory , to investigate the reports of
Indian outrages , reports under duto of
August 7 that there were no hay stacks
burned tind no threats made by the Indians.
Some land was burned over , but there Is no
reason to think that the IIru wus uturtod by
Tlio Woollier Forecast.
For Omaha and vicinity Fair.
Nebraska Local showers , preceded by
fair weather in eastern portion , slightly
warmer , stationary temperature , southeasterly -
erly winds.
Dakota Showers In western portion , fulr
In eastern portion , stationary temperature ,
warmer In northeast , and cooler in north ,
west portions , southerly winds.
Circuit Judge. Wllliaiiuion Dciid.
CHICAGO , August 10. Circuit Judge Rol-
lln S. Williamson died this afternoon at his
koine ut PalcnUno.
Blsmnrck's Gunning1 Sohomo to
Avoid Trouble With Frnnoo.
Loasuolnff With Nations Hostile to
the War of Rovongo.
Berlin Waiting for the Advent of
the Russian.
Emperor Francis Joseph's Coming
VlHlt Creates Hut Mttlo In
terest In tlio Mlnda of ttio
Absorbed Germans.
Europe From Itnrlln.
\CowirtoM \ , 1SSO , lijXew Voifc Atsoctiite < l PrM .i
BnuuK , August 10. Among the first
fortunate fruits of England's ' attachment to
the triple alliance is the cassation of the
Servo-Bulgarian war preparations and the
simultaneous suspension ol the Cretan rising.
The swiftness of the combined diplomatic
action of England , Germany , Austria and
Itily upon the Cretan question ns pro *
pounded by the Greek note to the ( lowers Is
the result of a previous understanding of
the powers with Turkey on united action In
the cast. The Greek note , which threatened
nn intervention in Crete1 , Inspired us it was
by Russia , mot with r decisive rcsponso
from the four powers within two days.
A seml-odlcial article in the Journal
do St. Petersburg admits the prompti
tude of the decision of tlio powers lias
prevented the movement from assuming pro *
portions which would menace the pcaco o (
Europe. Those diplomatic successes Insplro
the foreign ofllco hero with brighter hopes of
drawing Spain into the league. The Italian
government has been entrusted with car
rying on negotiations at Madrid and sends
Signer Cialdlnl as special envoy. If Slgnor
Cialdmi succeeds in perfecting an arrange
ment similar to that with England Princa
Bismarck will have so ringed Franco with a
circle of powers hostile to the war of ro-
vcngo ns to guarantee permanent peace and
it probable reduction in European nruia-
Emperor William and Prince Henry nr
rived ut Wlthclmhavon this afternoon , and
immediately proceeded by a special tram to
Berlin. Emperor Francis Joseph's arrival Is
timed for Monday at 4 p. in. The ceremonial
of the reception will bo similar to that ol
King Humbert's , although ho has asiccd oa
account of his recent aflliction a very quiet
welcome. Popular curiosity is not excited
over the visit , publio interest being centered
lu the czar's coining , which is now fixed for
theStith inst. UN doubtful if the czar will
enter Berlin , although he will stay four
days in Potsdam.
The ICroar. Zoitung , referring to the state
ment that General Boulangor had used the
secret fund to buy the right to , inspect tha
papers ol the military attaches of the Ger <
man legation , savs Colonel Villaumo , while )
attache at Paris , caught a clerk in the act ot
copying such documents.
Delegates from 103 mines met at Bochum
to-day and decided to send representatives
to the Silcsian minis to arrange for con
certed action. The authorities disfavor tha
coalition , but the project promises to succeed.
The chiefs of the Bavarian socialists have
called a general assembly ut Nuromburg W
organize for an electoral campaign.
Ait Orleans. Nob. , Mnn Killed and a
Ilrnkcman Injured.
ST. JOSEPH , Mo. , August 10. [ Special Tele
gram to Tnu BEII.J This morning there was
a serious tail-end collision on the Kansas
City , St. Joe & Council Bluffs road Just north
of the Francis street depot , hi this city. A
Burlington & Missouri freight train loaded
with corn , in two sections , was coming south ,
and the first section was stopped by a heavy
trrado , the second section running Into It.
One cngino was completely demolished and
thrown twelve feet from the .track. The
way car was smashed to pieces. A brako-
mnn had a leg broken. J. C. Hasklns , of
Orleans , Nob. , was ItllloJ instantly. Ho had
a valise containing a kit of barbers' tools.
The sections contained forty cars oaon.
Twenty-live of these were wrecked and the
shelled corn scattered along the trade. The
rcgnlar passenger trains between Kansas
City and Omaha went around by way of
Atchlson and the 'Burlington & Missouri
nil. J1AMMON1) IJX
Ho Sny the ICIIxir Was Never Claimed
to He lint a Tonic.
HAI.TIMOUI : , August 10. A special from
Washington gives an Interview with Dr.
Hammond relative to Dr. Brown-Sequard'a
elixir of life. Ho declared that the sonsa-
tlonal publications about this now prepara
tion were not authorized or justified in any
way. The doctor asserted that the now rem
edy was believed to bo in the nature of u
tonic , which it was thought would bo bene
ficial to old people especially. Ho denounced
the foollsn story that it was something that
vfut going to prolong llfo indefinitely , or ro-
Btoro old people to youth. Neither ho nor
Dr. Bnnvn-Soquard has ever called It the
elixir of llfo.
Dr. Iliirpnr'H Evperlino nt.
CINCINNATI , August 10. Dr. Harper , of
the oily infirmary , lias tried the Dr. Brown-
Scquard elixir on five inmates of the infirm
ary , They were all lullrm men ever seventy ,
years of ago. except ono , who was about
forty , but wai u rheumatic cripple. The
doctor reports that only ono observed any
result whatever , and ho unit ! ho felt like ha
had taken an alcoholic E 1 uulant. The doc
tor concludes Unit tlio r 'dults found elsewhere -
where arc the result of mental excitement.
Tlio Kntflluli I'olnto Crop.
I'M l > u Jciww Gordon llcnntt' . ]
LONDON , August 10 , [ Now Vork Herald
Cable Special to Tim Bun. ] The English
potato crop , according to the Curuoners'
Magazine , is In peril , as , although the reports
from all parts of the country are favorable ,
continued heavy ruin , when potatacs are
approaching maturity , have invariably boca
followed by serious daniugo to the crop.
England seldom has two dry spells In ono
season ,
Strnulc I'ar l rt.
HASTINGS , Minn , , Augunt 10. William
Sondormunii , a urlck manufacturer , having
noticed the appearance of gold In u kiln 'of
brick opened in his yard Thursday , had a
sample of the sand aualy/od by a St. Paul
chemist with the resulting disco very of "pay
dirt" to the value of JJ u ton. Tin * oxpeubo
of woik'nu the bed Is comparatively nothing.