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Bareness Von Boguo Talks Bo-
gardlug the Oaso.
Women Gossips Apparently the Pri
mary CaiiHo of the Proscoutloa
Judio Stephen nnd the
Homo Secretary Confer.
BnronciKH Von
[ Onpi/rfoM 1SS ) liu Jime Gordon Bennett. !
LiVEiirooL , August 13. | Now York Herald
Cable Special to THE BKB. ] Baroness Von
Roquo is a.well preserved woman and looks
to bo about forty-five , but must bo consider
able older , as she is the mother of Mrs.
Maybrick. Her hair Is gray , riho was
drertscd In block nnd were Jewelry when she
received the Herald correspondent to-day.
She had nt last decided to talk about the
case of which all England is talking. The
baroness claims that her daughter Is being
lone to death by women , ono of whom , she
* ays , wns in love with Brlorly. She said :
"I am a woman , and perhaps 1 take a
woman's view of this matter , but I do not
kaow that a woman's view of this matter la
necessarily a wrong view. I am going to
speak only of B woman , and I am going to
speak of th motive. There has been a great
deal of talk about the motive in this caso. I
would line to respectfully ask what motive
my daughter had for poisoning her husband
when she had plenty of evidence upon which
she could hava obtained separation from him
had she desired , I would like to ask If there
are not in the treachery and brutality with
which my daughter was treated at the outset
by other women and In the very start und
beginning of the hue and cry against her an
evidence of motives far stronger , far more
active and far moro Important for
consideration when my daughter's life
la at stako. It Is of this , of tbo very begin-
ping of the matter , thut I wish to speak. Mr.
Jvlaybrltk dlod on Saturday. Up to the fol-
loylng Friday afternoon my daughter lay ill
prostrated und helpless without a friend ,
She was surrounded by enemies to whose
bitterness I need not call your attention , fet
it is In tbo evidence , who had con
demned her in their oxvn minds
as a > murderess without even telling
her their conclusion und who worn hotly ran >
sacking her house , m which they had no
legal or other right to obtalu evidence Ir
support of the conviction they bad chosen to
entertain. These conclusions started with n
nurse , the woman Yapp , whom my daughter
had some months before reprimanded ,
and she wrote thut she felt thai
she would be compelled to discharge Mis :
Yapp. She communicated her suspicion tc
Mrs. Briggs. Mra. Brlggs telegraphed
Michael Maybrick. Mrs. Briggs was the
moving agent in all that ensued. My daughter
tor was satisfactorily convicted of murder
before Maybrick died by Miss Yapp , Mrs.
Briggs and Michael Maybrick , who was
acting only upon the information , sus
picion and conclusions of thcsi
two women. Now , I respectfully
suggest that Mrs. Briggs' actions , Mrs.
Brlgas' motive and Mrs. Briggs' character
are things that should bo considered and
have not been considered In this case. Up
to Wednesday night , or Thursday morning ,
in fact , for I was at a dinner part y.
I know nothing of my daugbtcr'i
trouble. I , her mother , the sole
friend stio had on earth , was
kept in ignorance. She was too 111 to notify
me and nobody else was kind enough.
Finally , however , there came a telegram
from her , saying : 'Jim passed away or
Saturday.1 Half an hour after the rccoip
of uiy daughter's first telegram a secom
came , which said : 'Como at once
Sorlous charges against mo. DU
not know when I telegraphed before , I let
Paris on Thursday by the first train and ar
rived in Liverpool at the Lima street station
on Friday uftornoon at 1 o'clock. As I was
going out of the station I met Michael May
brick unexpectedly. Ho said abruptly am
gruffly : . 'This Is a nlco state of affairs. ' .
asked him what ho meant. M mean a question
tion of murder,1 was his reply , 'am
there's a man in it. ' I tried to qucs
tion hl.n , but ho said : 'You hat
bettor go up to the house and sec her. She'
Inn dying condition. Edwin will toll yoi
everything , I went straight to Battle Crcso
I met Edwin Maybrick in thovostlbuloof thi
house. I asked him at once why I had no
been allowed to como before. Ho said tbo ;
had all lost their heads , thut Florrlo was to <
ill to know anything , and tha
Mrs , Briggs did not know , or hai
forgotten my address. Ho said : 'I wouh
cover have believed ono word against Flor
.rio If it had not boon for that letter ti
Brlorly. ' Now , permit mo to say that then
was a great deal of surroptitiousuoss nbou
that letter to Brlorly. It was wrltton witl
the knowledge of a woman , win
had already como to the conclusion
Honestly or dishonestly , that m ;
daughter was n murderess at heart
It was given to that woman to post , nnd tha
woman opened It. I may bo Mrs. Maybrick'
mother , but it looks to mo as if that ver
straugo and unnecessary letter , a letter s <
queerly and ingeniously compromising the
no other possible combination of word
could have boon equally harmful , wa
simply a trap successfully laid tun
triumphantly executed. My daughter i
not u woman of very much penetration , I
you could see her you would not wonder c
the ease with which she has been docelvcc
Kindly remember that Mrs , Briggs tcstlfio
In court that she advised m
daughter to wrlto to Brlcrly to gc
money euough to send some telegrams am
then walked straight out of the prison wit
the letter and at once bunded It to a police
man. Plcusq consider that hero were tw
women , both professing a warm a
tachment to uiy dauuhtor. Sbo gav
thorn her fullest confidence at a tlu
when lior position , prostration und misfo
tuiio eliouhl have gained her vyuipatuy an
pity from a atone , and they were opposin
bur Jn every way tucy could. I do not knov
but It seems to tuo that that Umd of uion
character is scarcely tbo thing on 7'iilch I
base a sentence of death , "
'Pardon mo. but what conclusions are yo
aiming all"
"I believe I know that James Maybric
died a natural death. I bollova that thet
two women , Ignorant of all the private el
cumstancos , Ignorant of Muybrlck's oxtoi
BIVO ute of arsenic , cauio to the conciliate
that my daughter was poisonlu ? him an
did everything they could to build up the
case. I am disposed to believe that they d
not roach this conclusion honestly , but tUlii
It is proper , however , to show that nelthi
of them were friendly to he
und that they were animate
by malico. They were not withoi
ground * for those feeling * . The idea
Imply absurd to begin with that you ci
poUon B wan with arsenic who bah bc <
using nrncnic for cloven years without his
knowing or suspecting it. Moybrlck know
his own constitution perfectly well. Ho had
been experimenting on It with drugs ever
tlnco I knew him. Ho was n deep student
of medicine. From a personal standpoint , If
there wns ono man on earth who would have
scouted the idea that anybody could
poison him with arsonlo without
his knowledge , it was James Maybrick ,
nnd ho would say so if ho stood hero to-day ,
Mrs. Briags was n very intimate friend of
Ir. Maybrick. Ho bad known her long bo-
'oro ' ho mot my daughter. Ho permitted her
visit his bouse most freely. Sbo is a
woman about forty-five years old , who has
icon divorced from her husband , thougb she
ibtalncd a divorce on account of his conduct ,
nd thcro was nothing in the proceedings to
oflect on her. Mrs. Maybrick told mo this.
> Ir. Maybrick was an Intimate friend ot her
nthor , Mr. Jancon , and had been on close
erms of friendship with the Jaucon family
,11 his life. When Mr. Mnybrlck married
: ny daughter ho was a man of
orty-thrco and she was n girl of eighteen.
Irs. Brlegs , from the outset , was a potent
'actor ' in the household , She kept a general
iyo oa affairs. Mrs. Briggs had an unmar-
icd sister , and I have --no doubt that the
pinion prevailed that It Mr. Maybrlck's
aste had been all that It ought to have been
10 would have married n Jancon. Gertrude
ancon , her ulster , has been known tor a
eng tlmo In their circle to bo in
eve with Mr. Brierly. Miss Jancon ,
hrough Mr. Hughes , the husband of an
ther Bister , caused a quarrel between Mr.
.nd Mrs. Maybrick at the r.nco ground. Ho
, vas Inspired to do this by Miss Jancon , bo-
causa Mr. Briorly had taken Mrs. Maybrick
the grand stand to see the Prtnco of
Wales , nnd Miss Jaucon was loft alone. I
am not dealing In trifles in this matter. I
am showing you the state of mind
md motives which boar directly on
, his caso. When the reconciliation took
; ) lace , or before It , Mrs. Briggs told May-
brick all she knew about Mrs. Maybrick's
relations with Brlorly. I wrote my daughter
, hrco or four letters , which wore intercepted.
I have never scon them or heard from them ,
dwlu Maybrick admitted that ho wont
down Invariably to meet the postman. 1
.vould . lilio to know who they are who thus
violate the trust which people repose
n her majesty's ' mail. I would like to know
by what right or what law the furniture and
all belongings were sold before tbo will was
proved. I would Ilka to know whom the
noney is that came from the salo.
Baroness von Rogue had boeu getting
strongly excited , and she chocked herself.
"On the day following Mr. Maybrick's
death Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Hughes ran
sacked the houso. I know what their ideas
were , but I do not know whether they know
thcro were two arsenic users in the house ,
ono for the constitution and the othei
for the complexion. They won
hunting for evidence to substantiate
the conclusion they had formed around the
dead body of Mr. Maybrick. They rausackec
drawers and boxes and everything that be
onged to Mrs. Maybrick. They oven broke
the lock of nor wardrobe. It was in this
search beloro any charges had been made
before any suspicions had been made public-
thai these two women and those two brother
violated the bedroom of Mrs , Maybrick. Thi
pill-box containing Mrs. Maybrick's privaU
store of arsenic only turned up at the trial
It Had been kept back. Who knows wha
else has been kept back ] Does the judgi
Icnowl Do tlio Jury know ! Where are Mr
May brick's clothes ! Have they been ex
auiinod for arsenic ! Huvo the pockets beei
examined ] Of all that belonged to m :
daughter , of all the presents that had beet
given her , of all that she needed to save he
life , all that she got back was i
dressing wrapper , which was valuable be
cause it wus stained with arsenic. Michao
Mcrbrick told me ho would never havi
thought of poison but for Mrs. Briggs
Michael Maybrick at first said no wouh
bo responsible for the costs of the caso. Al
torwards ho repudiated this statement en
tirely. Nobody has paid ono cent of tlio cost ;
in this case except my daughter
Everything she possesses is pledged to pa ;
ttiorn , Including the life insurance policies o
Mr. Maybrick , which , I believe , amount ti
about 3,000 , and also the property she pos
scsses in Now York. If she should bo se
free she would bo penniless. The proport ;
of Maybrick goes to the children
The guardianship of the children doe
not rest with the trustees ot the estate
Maybrick's brothers , but with mo. I thinl
that if I am wrong they are going to have i
clianco to prove it. When Mr. Cleaver , win
bad been sent for by my daughter , arrive !
at the house , the first people ho mot wen
Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Hughes in thi
drawing room. Ho said : 'This is a very sai
affair. ' Mrs. Hughes said : 'Sad indeed
It is a sad affair for poor Jim Maybrlck
She's up stairs , but she's tbo greates
liar on earth , ' and Mrs. Brlgg
added that Mrs. Muybrlck's motho
herself had poisoned two husbands , Sucl
was the reception accorded Mr. Cleaver li
the house of the wife of James Maybrick. "
The baroness paused to say that the state
ment of Mrs. Brlggs touching herself was
of course , Informed. Though the story wa
first printed on the other , side , she thinks i
came from this side of the Atlantic. She talkei
qucorly of Maybrlck's treatment , but sali
that and Maybrick's character were matter
to bo investigated by the homo secretary
Sbo finished tbo interview by tolling ho ;
Maybrick and the nurse lied from the housi
when his boy was attacked with a vlrulon
form of scarlet fever , whllo Mrs. Maybrick
through sick herself , remained and nurse
the child back to health.
A Mayhrtck Conference ,
ICopvrtgM 188) bu Jama ( Jordan HcnnU.l
LONDON , August 18. [ Now York Herat
Cable Special to Tun BEE.J Jusllc
Stephen had un interview to-day with Mi
Matthews , at tbo homo ofilcu , relative to th
case of Mrs , Maybrick , now under sontonc
of death. Justice Stephen's notes of tbo ov :
donco given at the trial bad boon provlouul
placed in the bunds of the homo secretary
These notes were discussed and Justic
Stephen entered into n full explanation o
them. His lordship's Interview with Mi
Mtitthows extended ever an hour.
The Maybrick meeting hold hero to-da
would In New York bo called a fizzle , Onl
Maybiick followers were allowed to spcnl
About fifteen hundred were present.
Mrs. Blnyuriclc's Sad Condition ,
LiVKHi'OOL , August 1U. Mrs. Maybrlcl
the condemned murderess , Is in a very di
pressed stuto. Slio passed much of th
tlmo moaning for her children and wccplii
copiously , The chaplain of the prison is di
voting much of bis tlmo to the condomno
wonwi and she oppeurs to really appreclnt
his visits.
At a mooting to consider the case of Mn
Maybrick , which was hold to-day , a re-soli
tiou was adopted to petition tbo homo eecrc
Ury for the remission of bar sentence.
Proposed House Petition Abnndonnc
LONDOV , August 18. The proposed bout
of commons petition in favor of Mn , Ma ;
brick has bccD ubuudoued.
Lincoln's Flats a Lake of a Doptb of
Several Foot.
One Chtlil Reported host tinrjjo Num
bers of Horses , Onttlo ntul Hogs Muoli Prop
erty Swept A.wny.
A Great Flood nc Iilncnln.
LINCOLN , Nob. , August 13. [ Special Tclo-
gram to TUB BKE. | The rainfall of yester
day was the lioavtest known In this portion
f the state for years. It raised Salt crook
out of Us bunks , and at noon to-day the bottoms
toms were a solid shoot of water. Seine of
ho old settlers of Lincoln say that the water
was the highest over known. As yet , however -
over , the damage clone can not ho estimated.
Families that lived on the bottoms , in many
places , were forced to remove to places of
safety at an early hour this morning. In
some localities south of the city the rushlug
waters marked residences and barns eight
foot above their foundations. A largo num
ber of houses on the bottom suburbs of the
city were partly submerged m water. The
oss of property has boon groat. The water
looilod the Atchlson & Nebraska railroad
track below the penitentiary to a depth of
nearly or quite two feet. The noon passenger -
songer wns swamped for over two hours. It
scorned ( or a time that the ponderous online
would ho unable to move the coaches , and a
wreck hung In the balance. Warden
Hopkins and one of the attaches
of the pen undertook to reach
the place where the engine scorned to bo
floundering , and In attempting to turn his
lorso and .buggy In water that floated the
box , tipped ever , broke the shaft and en
joyed a good ducking. It is learned t'.iat
some of the bottom farmers lost a good
many hogs and some other stock. In at
tempting to swim to dry ground , they were
carried into the channel of the crook and
Slnco 2 o'clock the crook has risen rapidly.
It Is said that thcro are 2,000 houses in the
flooded district immediately contiguous to
the city , and their occupants were compelled
to flco for their lives. But few reached dry
land with anything moro than the clothes
they woro. All trafllo has boon stopped on
the railroads that cross the bottoms at any
point. Buckstaff's ' Vitrified Uriel ? works
are under four foot of water. At
the Wisconsin furnlturo house , about
five blocks south of the depot , the
water is over the flat cars and
entering the box cars. It is stated that thcro
are 1,000 cars in the yards , many of which
are loaded with goods that can not bo
reached. Merchants and wholesalers who
have consignments at hand are doing every
thing possible to got them removed. At S
o'clock this afternoon the rumor was general
that thrco men had boon drowned a mile or
BO south of the city in attempting to save
their stock , but it could not bo verlQod. A
Bohemian family by the name of Johnson ,
however , lost their Infant baby. Its mother
loft it sitting in a high chair and started for
dry land with two otner children. In some
way the chair tipped over and before she got
bncit the baby had drowned. Many families
have lost all they possessed. Hofugces
have fled the bottoms by scores. A number
of them are quartered at the Park school
building ; others have been cared for by the
city. Some are destitute , with no place to
lay their heads to-night. Charity , however ,
is being extended with open hands. If pos
sible the homeless will bo amply provided
for.At 0 o'clock tnls evening the water
was still rising. It is said that
If it rises another foot it will
submerge the entire Union Paclflc
system of tracks in the city. The incoming
train from Crcto barely escaped Doing
wrecked. The track had become so badly
washed that the tlos had been lifted from
their beds , and the train was compelled to
como to a dead stop two or three times before
the trip was safely made. It took almost
superhuman work to save it. The conductor
has been severely criticised for attempting
to make the trip. Some portions of the
track were under a foot of water.
Two teams of horses were drowned this
afternoon , ono near the city and the other
two miles below. Tlioir drivers barely
escaped with their lives.
Generally the families who have been
routed from their homos by the flood can ill
afford their loss. Their household f urnituro
was their all
At 8 o'clock the water : was rising at the
rate of three inches per hour. A number ol
the homeless are nick and in need of medical
attendance. It is said that thcro are a few
instances where ttio water reached the beds
upon which the sick lay before they could be
rescued. The opinion Is qulto general that
the receding tide will show sadder results
than the vast loss of property. It is hardly
possible for such a Hood to pass away without
a terrible fatality , Where the water come
from is a wonder.
A. Bad Flood at ileatrloc.
BEATHICI : , Nob. , August 18.--Special | Telo-
ogram to THIS BEK. ] The most disastrous
flood that ever occurred in this vicinity took
place to-day in a low-lying portion of the
city along Indian creek , a small stream that
Is ordinarily very placid and that flows
through the northwest part of town. The
first Intimation of the torrent was about 8
o'clock this morning , after most of the men
in that neighborhood had gone to work , thus
leaving the women and children in compara
tive security In their homes. Some work
men on the tower of the now Episcopal
church saw the flood slowly approaching
down the valley and gave the alarm , and
none too soon cither , Assistance had
scarcely arrived on the ground when the
swelling tldu began pouring down on the
fated inhabitants , giving thorn barely time
to pet on to the roofs of their houses. Cows ,
pigs , poultry and outhouses were soon en
gulfed in the flood and were whirled with
umaziug rapidity down toward the Blue , a
mile below. Boats were speedily procured
and the unfortunate people In the flooded
district were soon safely landed on dry
ground , Everything porlsbaolo In their
houses was ruined , and the aggregate lose
will bo very largo. There was no loss of
life , thougif there were many narrow es
capes. Boar creek , a stream two miles uortli
of the city , was also out of its banks , and
thousands of acres of growing corn
were destroyed. Considerable live stock
also perished in that locality. Vast
quantities of hay were swept away , and the
aggregate loss will closely approach the
hundreds of thousands , A number of small
farm houses were swept away , but no live :
were lost. The now paper mill dam , twc
miles below town on the Blue , was washed
out and much damage done in tbatvlcinlty it
consequence. Tao bridges along Indian and
Bear creeks are washed away , and , as tut
streams are still very bleb , but little information
mation can bo obtained from that locality ,
Tbo Union Pacific tracks are badly damaged
between here and Cortlandt and its truini
have to run ever the Burlington tracks t <
roach Lincoln ,
A. Sorm Fatality at Salem.
SAI.KM , Neb. , August 18. [ Special Telegram
gram to TUB BBB.J Yesterday afternoon
during a heavy storm , 0cargo Warner , liv
inc about eight miles west of hero , wa
struck by lightning and Instantly killed , J
man standing near was badly shocked am
three horses killed at the sarao time. Mud
dauiaco was done to crops and buildings it
that vicinity by the wind and hall. The en
tire river bottom hero u covered with watc
wo to three feet deep * The water is still
islng , causing many families to move their
lousohold goods. Railroad trafllo from the
west is cut oft until the water subsides.
Ttnllrondn Diimngoil by Hnln.
NEIIIIASKA Crrr , Nob. , Auirust 18. The
rains of last night did great damage along
ho railroads south of town , and many
bridges on the Missouri Paclflo and 13. & M.
roads were washed out. delaying and stop.
ping all trains during the day from the south.
Striken n Windmill.
Oscnoi.A , Nob. , August 13. [ Special to
THE BBK.J During a heavy shower of rain
lore this morning lightning struck the wlnd-
nlll and barn belonging to Jack Everett.
rtio shock knocked down several head of
lorscs , Bill Everett Was knocked down by
, ho shock , but is all right now , Very llttlo
damiigo was douo.
Second Uny oftlio ICcarnoy Konnlou.
KKAIINEY , Nob. , August 18. [ Special Tel
egram to Tint BBB.J The second day of the
reunion passed away pleasantly for the old
soldiers , who spent the greater part of the
lay in getting settled and In handshaking.
At 10 o'clock th 9 command of the camp was
formally turned ovoc to General Whoaton.
This was the only oltlclal business of lui *
lortanco transpiring during the day. Gen
eral Wheaten baa issued the following
official ordar ;
KKAKNBY. Nob. , August 13 , 1889. To all
comrades of the G. A. U. and to all old vet
erans of the late war I scud most nearly
greeting and assure them , ono and all , that
everything will boi d ono to maKe this re
union satisfactory to them and a grand suc
Brevet Major Qonornl , U. S. Army.
Upon the Invitation of General S. A. Mor
risen , senior vice department commander of
the G. A. R. , now in commaud of the de
partment of Nebraska , the undersigned
hereby assumes command of the camp. The
following named officers are announced as
the staff of the camp commander. General
S. H , Morrison , chief of start : General E. O.
Calkins , assistant chief of staff ; Colonel P.
A. Gatchell , assistant adjutant general ;
Colonel R. G. Grimes , assistant quarter
master general ; Colonel I. P. Gage , inspector
specter ; Colonel G. W. Martin , assistant inspector
specter ; Colonel John Stein , assistant inspector
specter ; Colonel Joseph Teolor. assistant inspector
specter ; Colonel E. M. Shaw , assistant inspector
specter ; Colonels. N.Craig , surgeon ; Colonel
L. P. Woodsworth , assistant surgeon ;
Colonel George Hull , assistant surgeon ;
Colonel J. J. Porter , assistant surceon ;
Colonel C. B. Black , assistant surgeon ;
Colonel G. L. Humphrey , assistant surgeon ;
Captain P. H. Steele , provost marshal ; Cap
tain C. C. Spalds , assistant provost marshal
and camp inspector ; Captain L. D. Fore
hand , assistant provost marshal ; Aides-de-
camp , Colonel Brad P. Cobk , Captains L. D.
Richards , A. Allen , \V. T. Dodge , Ir.i D.
Marston , B. H. Gouldlnir , J. M. TiRdoll , O.
M. Murdock , Moses OIBrien , Frank 'P. Hall ;
Capiuin E. C. Harper , chaplain. The
camp commandant extends a most
cordial invitation to , all post de
partment officers of the department
of Nebraska , G. A. Hi , and other depart
ments present to becomoi bis guests and avail
themselves of the hospitalities of the head
quarters at all times. *
This evening the naval cnjiagnmentt
on the lake was witnessed by thousands
of people who lined the hillsides
overlooking the lake. The tents are nearly
all occupied with campers , . and it is expected
the demand for room will exceed the supply
before the week is ended.
Programme for to-iuolrow ; : Sunrise , morn
ing gun : 9. m. , guard , 'raount ; 10 a. m. , re
union of states ; 2 p. m. , review of Sons of
Veterans by camp commander ; 8 p. m. , re
ception of Wisconsin relief corps , Mary A.
Morgan commanding ; 4 p. m. , grand buna
contest , open to all amateur bands of the
stuto ; first prize 50 , second $30 , third $20 , 83
to enter ; 0 p. m. , camp flre ; 0 p. m. , grand
display of fireworks by Lincoln Flambeau
Affairs at Oxford.
OXFORD , Nob. , August 13. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] This locality , in common with
Nebraska in general , is able to report good
crops. Small grain of hll kinds , with the
exception , possibly , of oats , is much above
the average in .yield and quality. Corn is in
excellent condition and safe from all possi
bility of drouth. Rains have been frequent
and abundant.
The near approach of the Furnas county
republican convention , August SI , causes a
lively stir in political circle1 } , Oxford has
three candidates , ono each for the ollices of
clerk , superintendent 'and sheriff. The can
didate for cleric Is unmistakably the popular
The erection of u building was commenced
yesterday which , as soon as completed , will
bo occupied by Oxford's recently appointed
postmaster , Representative John M. Leo.
who has decided to change the location of
the ofllce. Mr. Leo'has just sent his bond to
Washington , and will not talco oOlclal charge
for several weeks yot. Ho will not enter
upon the discharge of his duties under the
most favorable circumstances , as his selec
tion of a postofllco slto has made him many
enemies , and it will require tlmo and strict
attention to business to regain their good
Arrnstcd For n Vlrjjlnln , Murder.
NEIIUABKA Cm * , Nob,1 , August 13 , [ Sp eclal
Telegram to TUB BUB. ] J. H. Mauess , a
young man who carao hero some months ago
from Virginia to visit , relatives , was to-day
arrested by Chief ot Police Abbey on the
charge of having klllo'd a man at Estollvlllo ,
Va. , May 23. Maness acknowledged the kill
ing and that ho Is a fugitive from justice , but
claimed that the crime was committed in
self-defense , as the man had first assaulted
him with a knife , when ho shot hl < i assailant
and escaped , Maness was in business ut
that place , and the ( junrrcl with the man ,
whose narno Is not given , arose over a game
of cards. A few weeks ago ho luarncd that
bis wlfo died very suddenly and the dis
patches back and for b betrayed his where
abouts to the Virginia authorities. This
evening ho employed .several lawyers and
habeas corpus proceedings were brought be-
lore County Judgq Mapoa , * who discharged
the man on the ground ofinsufllcloncy in the
complaint. Ho will probably leave town be
fore another arrest cab beftnado ,
The Fremont CMUIPMoating. .
FIIEMONT , Nob. , August * 13. [ Special to
TUB BBE.I The service * ' at the camp
grounds to-day have bpea of unusual Inter
est. They were openefl at 8 o'clock by blblo
reading conducted bjr < I lav. Robinson , of
Omaha. After this , at'tl ' Vcloclc , the first
session of the first annual conference Sunday-
school convention was 'called to order by the
president , Judge Fav/coU ? of Omaha. The
programme , prepared Jn advance , was strict
ly carried out. 'i'ho subjects assigned were
ably and interestingly dUcusscd. The con
vention will continual all' day to-morrow.
Mr. Harry Data , the worker among young
people , arrived to-day ana conducted hlb
first meeting this evening , after which
Evangelists Potter and Miller took the meet
ing In hand and created a rattling among the
dry bones of the sinners present. Promi
nent among the now * arrivals to-day wore
Mr. and Mrs. J , O. Philllppi , of Omaha. The
attendance keeps up wall along with the
general Interest manifested.
Accident at' Crcto.
CIIETB , Nob. , Augus 18. [ Special to THI
BEE. ) A heavy bank of clov caved in al
John Lanham's brick yard whllo a number ol
men were working below it. Christian
Christians , a German , was buried beneatli
tlio falling earth and very severely
hurt , BO that his Ufa is dcs
paired of at this writing. Hit
thigh was broken and he received internal
injuries. This cane was the result nf one ol
the heaviest rain falls which has occurred
hero for a number ot years. Sidewalks were
washed away and cellars flooded. The Hit
Blue river raised two feet within au hour ,
No material dainago was dona.
Longonookor and His Aldos Prepar
ing For the Oronln Oaso.
It la Feared That the Task of Getting
a Jury of Unbiased Citizens
Will no a Tedious mid
Difficult Ono.
Biirko tlio Central Fluuro.
CniOAao , Augu&t 10. [ Special Telegram
to Tin : Bnn. ] The state's attorney and
those who tire assisting him in the prosecu
tion ot the Crontn ease are hard at worlc
getting ready for the trial sot for the SOth.
Attorney Longoncckor said to-day that the
state would bo ready Tor trial on that day ,
and if thcro was nny delay It would bo be
cause the defense demands moro tlmo. Even
then the delay would not bo great , as the
case would simply go ever to the September
When Iho trial begins several weeks will
bo consumed , it is thought , In getting a jury.
It is believed by the people about the
stnto attorney's ofllco that this work -\vill \
bo as tedious and difficult as It was
In the anarchists' caso. The murder created
so much excite men t and such Intense inter
est that It is thought that it will not bo easy
to find twclvo good man who have not framed
and expressed decided opinions. The care
that will have to bo taken also in summon
ing talesmen to avoid men who are secretly
in sympathy with the assassins , will make
the work still more ditllcult , It is anticipated.
The trial Itself will not consume as much
tlmo as the prolonged investigation of the
coroner's jury and the grand Jury. It will
take but a few days to present
the evidence for the prosecution , which
will bo purely circumstantial , unless
ono of the defendants weakens and turns
states evidence. Such a thing us that , how
ever , Is regarded by the prosecution ns
but remotely possible. An outline ot the
case against Burke , who will really bo the
central figure among the group of defend
ants , will show that the state's case is sim
ple and will not require much tlmo in its
presentation. It will bo shown , first , that
Burke rented the cottage. The testimony of
the Carlsons Avill bo relied upon to settle
that beyond a doubt. Yet It Is believed that
ho can bo connected with the rooms at 117
Clark street by Martinson's testimony ,
which will show that ho hud tbo furnlturo
hauled from that number to the cottage.
That is the whole case against Burke
except the circumstances of his flight and his
connection with Cougrhlln nud Bcggs In camp
20. The most vital point in the case Is that
of connecting the doctor's murder with the
blood-atalncd cottage. Nobody saw Dr. Cro-
nln enter there , and nil the ovidcnco which
really connects his dead body with the cot
tage is the piece of blood-stained cotton
batting found in the basement and corresponding
spending with the cotton found in the trunk ,
and also that found In the catch basin. It Is
regarded by the state as a strong circum
stance , and it is the only thing that really
connects the body with tbo trunk , and there
fore witn the cottage.
Albany , Wis. , People Kccoino Crazy
Over the Pearl Find ,
ALBANY , Wls , , August 13. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] The discovery of a pearl
imbedded in a hard shell clam iicro two
months ago by two strangers has trans
formed this erstwhile quiet llttlo village of
800 inhabitants into a seeming habitation of
maniacs , all intent upon attaining fabulous
wealth merely by picking it up from the
ground. For the last week all business has
been practically suspended to treasure seek
ing , und tbo excitement In the surrounding
country continues unabated. Pearl fishing
is the ono subject hoard on every hand among
both ladies and gentlemen on the street and
in the village hotel. The latter is the ren
dezvous of the most ardent pearl enthusiasts ,
where the fishers and others gather to dis
cuss the latest find and the value of the
pearls. As fast as the Hat-bottomed boats
that tne fishers for wealth push before -
fore them are filled with clams , they
are floated to shore , and the tasl ; of splitting
the shells to discover the valuable jewels
within Is begun. Again and again Is this
process repeated , and the fact that in most
cases It is without reward does not dampen
the hopes of the excited crowd. Failure
after failure is endured with hardihood In the
hope that eventually a lucky strike will bo
mado. The craze Una assumed such a form
that it has been almost impossible during the
last week to secure men to perform common
labor on the streets. The villagers have
worked themselves up to such a pitch of ex
citement that they bcllovo what would be
considered the most absurd conceptions. In
fact , most of the stories of the finds that
have boon telegraphed abroad so fur are
fabrications of enthusiastic minds. It is u
fact there have been some high-priced pearls
found here , out nothing of the kind spread
broadcast Is true. A widow in meager cir
cumstunces named Mrs. Schuofor , received
(50 for n pearl she picked out of a shell , and
invested tbo proceeds In cows. Anothci
woman in poor circumstances got $55 for r
pearl and bought a gold watch ,
A Newspaper Alan Receives One , Bui
It Doesn't Work.
LEXINGTON , Ky. , August 13. [ Special Tel
egram to THE BBH. | A dastardly attempt
was mada to-day to assassinate D. L. Bax
ter , a well-known newspaper correspondent ,
by the explosion of u deadly machine , which
was loft at the Leader office , directed to thut
gentlomnn. There was sufficient dynamite
in the parcel to have blown up any building
In the pity , and It only failed to accoinpllsl
Its deadly purpose owing to the percussion
matches not Igniting. The parcel was taken
to the office by a negro boy whoso personality
Mr. Baxter failed to remember. There being
no suspicious look to him , ho paid no atten
tion to the appearance of the lad. It is be
lieved by Homo it was the Intention to not
only blow up Mr , Baxter , but the entire
Loader ofilcu. The motive for the attempted
crime IB unknown.
Brown , the Bsnttrupt , Bolinved tc
Have Orotund tlio Bor.ler.
BOSTON , August 18. It is generally bo
llovcd hero that Gideon P. Brown , of the
bankrupt firm of Brown , Stees & Clark ,
has johied the Canadian colony. His part
ners have not heard from him since bo dis
appeared lust Thursday night , and nolthei
has his wlfo. Counsel for Brown , Stoos &
Clark wont to Dodhum and tiled a petition in
insolvency. The unpleasant rumors ulloa !
last week of the ro hypothecating of wool
by Brown it is believed were well founded.
How many such cases there are it Is difficult
to tell. The firm's books are being thor
ougbly examined to ascertain just what
trunuactious have been made und bow thej
/ Nebraska nnd I own Pensions ,
IWABHINOTON , August li. ! | Special Tola-
gram to TUB BBB. ] Pouslons Issued to No-
uraskans : Original la valid Nolls Elllnpson ,
Joseph Murdock , Henry Jaustin , Jouopl
Schneider , Henry Harding , Increase John
Hamilton , Francis Gurner. Original wld
ows , etc. Minors of William H. Puulus.
Pensions granted to lowans : Original in
valid Seth W. Gray , James F , Strati ! . In
crease Leo M. Soars , Cyrus R. Qulgloy ,
George MoAulnch. George W. Hurgman
George . Krohn , Thomas T. MoWlllmmn ,
Michael Mayrudur , Perry McNeil , Thomas
MclJuth. Reissue John Blowers.
Great Preparations Holng fllndo to
Attract tlio Veterans.
MILWAUKEE , August 13. It Is announced
to-Oay that during the coming national en
campment of the G , A. R. 1,000 company ,
buttery , gunboat , regimental , brigade , di
vision nnd corps reunions will bo hold. Secret -
crot service men , signal corps , engineer
corps , telegraph corpn , war correspondents
and corps of railroad builders nro to moot.
Over eight hundred regiments hava arranged
for the reunion. The urlaado of regulars in
the fourteenth corpi will have n largo moot
ing. A naval battle , which xvlll bo partici
pated in by the Michigan and four rovcnuo
cutters and fifty other water crafts ot vari
ous descriptions , besides thirty pieces of
cannon and mortars , the National guard and
and Sons of Veterans , will bo the chief at
traction. The display can bo soon from six
miles of the lake front.
Secretary Harvey Reid has caused the fol
lowing to bo printed : "Comrades of tbo
Blue Star division of the Twentieth urmy
corps will tnko notice that their reunion In
Milwaukee during encampment week will bo
in the United Stales oourt room in the gov
ernment building. This Is a very doslrnblo
and central locution ; a very pleasant room
n the third story of the magnificent national
edifice , accessible by elevator nnd
broad stairway. It is nicot and fit
ting that the material from which
the people of the United States chose their
president should bo quartered in Uncle Sam's
own building. Our principal reunion day
will bo Thursday , August 29 , all day. Lot
all who were at any tlmo members of tbo
Twenty-second and Twenty-sixth Wisconsin ,
Seventieth , Thlrt.v-third nnd Eighty-fifth In
diana , Nineteenth Michigan , Ono Hundred
nnd Second , One Hundred Fifth and Ono
Hundred nnd Twenty-ninth Illllnots , Fifty-
fifth , Seventy-third and Seventy-ninth Ohio ,
Ono Hundred and Thirty-sixth Now York ,
Thirty-third Massachusetts and Twentieth
Connecticut , sew n blue star on hat or breast
and como. It will do you good. "
A Poor'Bnrtondor Secures a Wealthy
WITo nt Amateur Theatricals.
NEW YOHK , August in. ( Special Tola-
gram to Tun BBK. ] A dramatic episode In
real life took pliico on the stage of the
Academy of Muslo nt Newark , N. J. , Sunday
night. The participants In this drama were
Lena Klocmnullcr and Albert Morris. Al
bert was deeply In love with lovely Lena ,
but Lena's father and mother opposed tlio
match. The Klcontnullors are very wealthy.
Morris is a bartender. The young folks be
came engaged sect-oily some time ngo , and
when the old man learned of it ho tried to
buy Morris off , but the young man would
not sell. Then the old man threatened
blood , but Albert smiled. The dcnoumcnt
took place on Sunday evening. Albert Mor
ris was a member of the Schiller litorur.v
society , an organization composed mainly of
German-Americans. A performance was
given in the Academy ot Muslo for
the benefit of tbo kindergarten. In
one part ot the play there is
a marriage ceremony in which the bride is
heavily veiled and in black. All she has to
do In that sccno is to bo led on the stage , go
through the ceremony , und make her nxit.
Albert Morris took into his confidence Wal
ter A. Mitchell , n justice of the peace. The
latter consented to take the part of a clergy
man In the play nnd go through a bonafido
marriaga ceremony. At the proper moment
Lena was led on the stage , covered with u
heavy black crcpo veil. She went through
the performance la the presence of a thou
sand people without fiinuhiug. Nobody , on
the stage suspected the true condition of
affairs until after the ceremony , when the
justice who performed the ceremony told of
it as a peed Joke. The couple disappeared
leaving u letter behind saving they intended
to keep the matter a secret for u year , but
were determined to bravo the matter und
would return in a few weoits' time , when'
they hoped to bo forgiven.
Nebraska nnd Iowa Patents.
WASHINGTON , August 13. [ Special Tele
gram to THE Bee. ] Patents issued to Ne
braska Inventors : Joseph N. Kcllman , Blair ,
Neb. , horse collar fastening.
Iowa inventions : John Clare , Imogono ,
cultivator ; William E. Ellis , Marlon , button
machine- Marshal E. Hunt , assignor of one-
half to H. P. Goodwin , Duvonport , harrow ;
Patrick W. Hynes , Cedar Rapids , car ro-
plucor : Miles McMullcn , Mliford , anchor
for portable hay press ; Grunt C.
Miller , Mt. Vernon , la. , grass cutting at
tachment for lawn mowers ; Stephen W.
Rathbouo , Marlon. la. , printers' stand ; Sher
man C. Seaman , Vinton , la. , crate ; Jessie
Stubbs. Mt. Pleasant , assignor to C. E.
Stubbs , Fuirflold , la. , burning clay for
ballast ; Stephen C. Wllcox , Dubuque , la. ,
assignor of one-half to A. N. Richards , but
ton on badge.
A Knot In Their Twlno Scheme.
ST. PAUL , August 13. As a pousiblo solu
tion of the problem ot utilizing convict labor
to the best advantage , the lust legislature
appointed a committee to Investigate as to
the practicability of introducing the manu
facture of binding twine into the Stlllwator
prison. If this could bo successfully accom
plished all the twin i ) required by the agri
cultural interests in the state could bo sup
plied al moderate cost , and thus emancipate
the farmers from the clutches of twine com
binations and trusts. The committee lias re
ported adversely to the proposal. The rea
sons on which the report Is founded nro that
the cost of the plants and material for ono
year sufficient to keep seventy-five men em
ployed would amount to § 1,245,000. It is
pointed out that the cost of binding twine to
the manufacturers is 11 to 15 cents per pound ,
of which not more than S to 3 cents Is for
labor and power , the balance being consumed
by the cost of material.
Killed an Olllocr.
GiiANi > RAI-IDS , Mich. , August 18. War
rants were issued yesterday for the urrest
of Amel Goch , who owns u farm in Bo wno
township , and also his hired man named
Charles Bralloy , for stealing twenty-fivo
bushels of wheat from a neighboring farmer.
Last evening Deputy Sheriff Sinclair and
his brother , D. A. Sinclair , went to the
farm to urrest Goch. As they drove up to
the house a shot was fired from the door on
the Inside , and D. A. Sinclair foil morally
wounded nnd ufterwards died. The deputy
sheriff returned the ilrt\ killing the hired
man. Goch skipped and has not been cap
tured. _ _
Haltlmoro FnvorN Washington.
BAi.TiMOitn , August 13. At a Joint meet
ing of the various commercial exchanges and
citizens of Baltimore hold to-day ut the city
hall , and presided ever by the governor of
the stuto , resolutions were unanlino sly
adopted declaring In favor of Washington
City as the place to hold the World's ' fair
commemorating tbo 400th anniversary of tlio
discovery of America.
Wlclo Awake Chicago.
SruiNcriian , 111. , August 13. The secre
tary of state to-day licensed the "World's
Fair of 18Q2" at Chicago for the holding of
an International exhibition or world's fair In
the city of Chicago to com mo mo rate en its
400th anniversary the discovery of America.
T ho capital stock Is (5,000,000 , and the incor-
porutors nro ; Dcwitt C , Croigor. Fcrd W.
Pock. Gcorgo Schneider , Anthony Saober-
nor , William O. Selpp , John R. Walsh and
E. Nelson Blake.
A NotoiJ Hur on Dead.
NKW YOIIK , August 13. Dr. Alexander
Brown Molt , ono of the most noted Ameri
can surgeons , dlod at his country seat , near
Yonkers , yesterday morning , of pneumonia ,
after un Illness of two days.
Death nt-Dr , Onlicll.
RICHMOND , VB-I Autrust 18. Dr , James L ,
Cuboll , senior member of the faculty of the
University of Virginia , died at Everton this
Three Prooklonttcvl PoatofJlooa Settled -
tlod His Sp oakorsblp Boo.
Each True flour lion Keeping Ono
Eye on the Spoils and tlvo Other
on Mnlionc Tlio Hollo-
vuo Counterfeiters.
018 FouiiTEBNTii SniRier. V
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Auciut 13. J
It is said that Representative Browcr , ot
North Carolina , has got all ho expected out
ot his ' 'Dluft" on the speakorship of the next
house and will not bo heard front at all when
congress meets. His proclamation that ho
would bo a candidate for speaker gave a lit *
tlo fright , on account of the very small re
publican majority and the consequent dun *
ors of having any "kickers" In the party.
Since then ho has got three presidential
postmasters in hit state , ono at Greensboro ,
ono at Winston and ono at Roodsvillo. At
Winston ho has otTondod the republican ,
paper bv getting the appointment of a man
who docs not llvo in the town.
A DEMocuvria NimmiviiK ,
The uamo of Mahono Is a nightmare to thd
democrats who to-morrow meet in conven
tion at Richmond to nominate a successor to
Governor Fitzhugh Leo. Their crv is "any
thing to beat the llttlo wizard. " But they
are having heaps of trouble to choose n can *
didato wno will undertake the job. To-night
there are no loss than six candidates in tha
field , with Captain P.V. . McKlnnoy and
Colonel Richard T , Beircno running n nip-
anil-tuck race for first place. The other can
didates are Colonel C. F. O'Farrell , John.
Harris , S.V. . Vonablo and J. Page Tyler
who is the choice of the Farmers' alliance.
McKitmey's friends figui-o out 000 votes for
him on the first ballot. Helrcno's supporters
claim 400 , whllo O'Fan-ell says ho Is sure of
478. This leaves ut JiU to bo divided among
the thrco other aspirants.
The adherents of Cnptiun Vetmblo. who
has the cordial support of Senator Harbour ,
insist that thcro will bo a tiemcmlous light
between McKiuncy , Uiereno and O'Furioll ,
and that u compromise will bo made on Boss
Barbour's favorite.
That there will bo n red hot battle ever the
adoption of any provision indorsing the free
trade ideas of Cleveland , Mills and Carlisle
seems surely imminent. The delegates who
loft hero for the seat of war this afternoon
declared that the protection sentiment was
so strong In the Old Dominion that it would
prove fatal to bourbon success should the
principles laid down at St. Louis in 1834 bo
rcatUrmcd. A straddle which the bourbons
hope will bo acceptable to protectionists and
free traders alike is anticipated.
The Ola Dominion republicans are so thor
oughly re-united that should General Ma-
hone consent to accept , his nomination by
acclamation scorns a foregone conclusion. In
case the general declines to run. Colonol.
William Lamb , of Norfolk , it is bollovcd will
be the candidate to redeem the Old Do
minion from a demoralizing result.
General James B. Colt , of this city , who-
reccntly purchased tbo timber which formed
the scaffolding upon which John Brown was
hanged , says thjit ho Intends to hava tho. .
structure restored and to exhibit It through
the country. Tbo scaffold was erected In.
1839 by David H. Cockoreil. Brown was
hanged upon it on December- of that year ,
and on the Kith of the same month , Coppae ,
Gvcen , Copeland and another followed. It. then taken down and again erected Ih
March of the year following , when Haz
letto und Stevens wore hanged upon the gib
bet. It was subsequently presented to-
Cockerel ! by Judge B. B. Davenport , of the
Jefferson county , court. Subsequently It
was made into the porch of a house
and remained tncro until 1883 , when the
owner thought it might have a value as & .
relic , and it was tnlicn down and stored In
the second story of the juil. General Colt
happened to bo in Charleston and learned of
the existence of the timber. Ho owns Boli
var heights , which overlook the sccno of
Brown's exploits , und ho conceived tha idea
of erecting n monument to Brown on the
summit of those heights. Ho decided there
fore to get possession of the scaffold und put
it in the bauds of some ono who would prop
erly exhibit. It through the country. His
idea Is to use all the funds obtained from the
exhibition , after paying the expenses , for
th o purpose of ercotlni. the proposed statue ,
and as Harper's ' Ferry bus already become a
place Of popular resort , it is probable that
the enterprise will meet with very general
approval. The scaffold was shipped on Sat
urday last to Washington , and is expected
hero to-morrow. '
The attention of Chief Boll , of the secret-
service division of the treasury department ,
was called to-day to the report in Saturday's.
Bun in relation to the "shoving of tho-
queer" at the canteen at Bcllevuo. Mr.
Bell said that not a word had been hoard by
thc department about the matter , and ut
first ho was inclined to think that the whole
story was fishy , but he admitted that a lively
newspaper like TUB Hii : : frequently gets the
news about such affairs long before it
reaches the department "olllcially. " Mr.
Bell said that Omaha is In the Jurisdiction of
the agent of the department stationed at
DCS Molnes , who would not bo permitted to-
InvcHtlgato the reported unloading of coun
terfeit coin without first notifying the de
partment , us special agents are permitted to-
travel only within fifty miles of their head
quarters without special orders. Ho directed
that u telegram ho sent at once to Agent-
Stcdinan at Dos Mollies authorizing him to
investigate the matter , and directing him to
report to the department immediately. No
report has been rocdlved by the war depart
ment from cither Major Henry or MaJ or
Buckbani ubout the utYuIr up to the present
AIIMY oniiits. )
Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Ilegor , sur
geon , and Captains John O , Skinner und
Joseph B. Merrill , assistant surgeons , have
been appointed u board to examine candi
dates for admission to West Point. They
will meet at the academy August 25.
Six months leave of absence , with par-
mission to leave the division of tha Pacific ,
has hct-n granted Captain John B , Kerr ,
Sixth cavalry ,
Leave for ono month has been grunted
Second Lieutenant Godfrey H. MacDonald.
Sixth cavalry , and for two months to Second
Lieutenant VYillluni D. McAnalcy , Ninth
Captain John W. Summorhogog , assistant
quartermaster , Is ordered to report at Santa
Fo August 20 as disbursing quartermaster
and for the settlement of railroad and tele
graph accounts.
Cedar Creek , Cuss county , George B. Snjr-
lor ; Vcrdon , Richardson county , R. li.
Mr. T. W. Blackburn , munaging editor ot
the Los Angeles Tribune , bus been appointed
to an ? lbOO position. His services will bo re
quired in the educational division in tha
ofllco of General Morgan , commissioner of
Indian affairs. Mr , Bluckburn Is a Ncbrus-
lum , ho having spent the greater part of his
life thcro In newspaper work. Ho ut ono
tlmo hold a very responsible position In tha
literary or advertising department ofth
Union Pucltlo railway ,
The comptroller of currency has approved
the following selections of national banks uii
reserve agents : Hanover National bank , of
Now York , for the First National bauk of
Alnsworth , Neb. : Metropolitan National
bank , of Chicago , for the Qulnan National
bank , of Hastings , Nob. : United Btutei Na
tional bank , of Omaha , for the First National
bank of Kearney , Neb. ; First Notional bunk ,
of Kansas City , and the Schuster-Hnx Na
tional bank , of St. Joseph , for tbo Former * '
National bunk of Pawnee City , Neb.
The comptioller of the currency has au
thorised the organization of the First Na * bank of Ainsworth , Nob. , capital
# ) tiyo , F , B. Tiffany , president } It. S. Al-
ti I- - lor.