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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
NINETEENTH YEAR OMAHA , TUESDAY MORNING , AUGUST 27 , 1889. NUMBER 09.
T1IE CRONIN TRIAL BEGINS ,
LoDRonockor Gota a Oontlnuanoo
ALL ASK FORSEPARATe TRIALS.
That's Wlmt Unttlcd the Stntos At
torney 12very Suipoot Profes
ses to Fcnr Contamination
Tjonacnnoknr Canirlit Nnppfnc.
CHICAGO , August 20. [ Special Telegram
to Tim Ben. ] To-day was the date sot for
the trial of the alleged murderers of Dr.
By 9:30 : o'clock this morning Judge Mc-
Connell's court room was well filled with
spectators , lawyers nnd newspaper men.
The entrance to the court room was vigi
lantly guarded by deputy sheriffs , nod no
ono was allowed to oven pass the first guard
at the foot of the stairs unless ho or she
puvo n uood reason for wanting to be present
at thu trial.
Promptly at 10 o'clock the prisoners were
brought Into the court room carefully
puardud by eight deputies. The six men BUS
peeled of being impllc itcd in the murder of
Dr. Cronin ninrchod Into court headed by
Martin Burke. Woodiuff , Coughlln , Bogus
und O'Sulllvan followed , nnd Kunzo , the
young Gcnnnn , brought up the rear. Beggs
was represented by his atlorney , Mr. For
rest ; O'Sulllvan , by Donnhno & David ;
Coughltn , by Messrs. Forrest and Wing ;
Woodruff , by A. W. Brown ; Kunzo , by Don-
ahoo & David.
As soon as court was called Attorney Don
ahoo ruse to his foot and in ido a formal ap
plication for a scpirato trial for hU client ,
John Kunzo. In n short speech by the attor
ney ho said that while tCunze wus confined
in the county jail the stales nttoiiicy ciuno to
him nnd told him that if ho would toll what
ho know about Dan Coughlln nnd P. O'Sul-
ivan he would bo given his liberty , but that
ho ( Kunzo ) know nothing about the ca e.
Mr. Donolioo further said that he had no op
portunity to prepare a defense for his
client , because Judgp LongouecKor had not
given htm a list ot the witnesses who testi
fied before the grand jury which fouud tlio
indictment against his client.
"Until last Saturday I rccelvcd o Informa
tion regarding the evidence against this
man , " said the attorney. "Is it fair , then ,
that my client should bo tried before 1 have
an opportunity to prepare a defense ) "
Attorney Donahue had scarcely finished
speaking when Lawyer Wing uruso to his
feet and read u lengthy application setting
forth reasons why his client , Daniel Cough
lln , should have n separate trial. Mr. Wing
suid that his client declared tlmt ho could not
huvo n fair trial if tried with the other sus
pects und that he fouied tlio testimony ol
Woodruff , ns confessions had already
been very conflicting.
At this junction in the proceedings a slic-
nlficuiit Incident occui rod. Mr. Forrestj at
torney for Coughllu , tooK Mr. Kennedy , the
attorney for Mat tin Burke , to ono side , and
after a few minutes' conversation led him to
Dan Coughlln and introduced the two. After
shaking hands the throe men spent several
moments in conversation.
Mr. Whig briollv reviewed trie evidence
against his client , Coughlln , and made tbo
formal application , after which ho road un
affidavit signed by Coughl in stating th it he
had no knowledge of the Cronin murder ex
cept what he had gained from the newspa
pers. Ho said that ho bud nothing to do
with the movements of Martin Burke or
with the hiring of any rooms or collage , or
wlih the contract between O'Sulllvan and
Dr. Cronin , in short Coughlin denied every
thing with \yhicli ho was charged.
The next motion was for a separate trial
for O'Sulllvan , mndo by Mr. Donahoo. Ho
said that his client could not Imtfo a fair und
impartial trial if tried at the same time as
Frank Woodruff , for th t prisoner would
civo losilmony which would ba calculated to
injure the case of P. O'Sulllvan. Mr. Dona-
lioo briefly reviewed the several confessions
of Woodruff nnd gave reasons why O'Sulli-
van should have a scpai ate ti lal. When Mr ,
Donolioo bad concluded , his partner , Mr.
David , road an affidavit signed by Donahoo ,
giving his reasons for asking for a separate
trial , and declnring that it was not for the
purpose of delay that his motion was mndo ,
but because ho could not believe his client
could have a fair and Impartial hearlut ; 11
placed on trial with the olher men suspected
of murdoiliig Dr. Cronin ,
P. O'Sulllvan , in nn affidavit , denied all
the charges brought against him and saiil
that to the besi of his belief ho could not
have a fair and Impartial trial if tried wilh
the other defendants.
Senator Kennedy did not road his motion
for a separate trial for Martin Burke , but In
a short speech ho suld : "I will not read the
uQldavils of my client und myself , for the
simple reason thai I Jwunt to save time , am
I want to leave thorn for your honor lo read
nt your leisure. "
Mr. Kennedy was followed by tlio attorneys
tornoys for Beggs uiid Woodruff , who also
asked for separate trials.
Mr. Amos , attorney for Beggs , said that
his client wanted an immediate us well as a
"Your honor , " said States Attorney
Longonccker , rising to bis feet , "I am vori
much surprised nt these motions for separate
trials. I hud no time to prepare an answer
to these applications. I think I should luivo
at leust a week to look Into this in order to
prepare an answer to thnso motions. I confess
foss that I am taken by surprise. "
"You havo'bcou talking about being ready
for trial , " said Mr. Forrest , "now go ahead
Youc honor , continued Mr. Forrest , growing
warm , "I demand that this case go on.
want no moio delay. No sir , Mr. Longo-
ticckur's policy from the first 1ms beou ono o
tleluy and now bo wants another delay. Why
did be not give mo a list of the 100 witnesses
before Saturday ! It was for the purpose o
delay. Further , your honor , I want to say
that tlio state's attorney has ndvleoJ Martli
Hurko to dispense with the sorvicoi of Sana
tor Kennedy and thai he has told witnesses
that they must not tnlk to me , Mr. Forrest
bo attorney for the defense. "
Mr. Longonockor replied to Mr. Forrest uy
claiming that this was the first time that ho
had asked for a continuance.
'Fuithcnnoro , " said ho , "I ara sick , nnd
have not boon feeling well for several iluvs.
I desire a continuance for one weou If your
honor will permit It. "
"Your honor , " said Mr. Forrest , "If this Is
only a slight Indisposition on the part of Mr.
Longeneckor wo had better go on' , He will
bo bettor In twenty-four hours. No doubt
bo has un ublo corps ot assistants who , with
Mr. Mills nnd Mr.illnos.oan carry on the case.
I think it is only right that this trial should
go on. As I said before , it has been the pol
icy of the prosecution to make as much delay
as possible. Wo huvo all heunl that the stuto
was ready ; If it Is let thu trial go on. "
Mr , Brown , Woodruff's attorney , took
the floor us soon us Mr. Forrest had finished ,
and said that ho wanted It distinctly under
stood that ho would und did oppose all efforts
to have the case continued. "Wo want no
' deluy at all , und nro now ready to go to
trial , " he said. "It is for your honor to
decide whether this delay t > hall ba granted , "
"Your honor , " suld Mr. Longonecker ,
Dooming to wince under the cutting rouiurks
of Mr. Forrest , "I do not usk for u continu-
onro merely for the suka of u do-
delay , in the first pluce , I am
not piopixred to argue the motions for a sep
arata trial for ull six of the defendants. I
did think one or two of them intent make
such u motion , but In order to argue ull six
of the motions I would like to have some
time to prepare. Not being wel1,1 will not
be able to work for u few days , und for this
reason , und this only , I uak for a continuance
of nt least u wooU. "
For a few innmmits all was quiet In the
courtroom. Everybody loaned forward to
hour what , the Judge had to say , for the ut-
tornoys were evidently waiting for hu de
"I am not Inclined to oontlnuu this case , "
ho laid. "Iher * bas already bccu delay
enough , nnd as to the motions for separate
trials , I nm in favor of having them argued
I mtncdlatoly. Hut , on Ilia other hand , if Mr.
Longcncckor la not well , it Is hardly fair to
R 6 on with the caso. StlH.'I want to have
these motions nrgncd thin week , nnd ns Mr.
Uopgs , through his lawyer , demands an Im-
modlato trial , his case should also have seine
consideration. The motion of Attorney
Donahoo to the affect tlmt his client bo
given Information regarding the clwrees
against him and the Witnesses who will tes
tify against him , thus giving him an oppor
tunity to prepare n defense , should also bo
disposed of ns soon ns possible How would
it bo to argue those motions next Wednesday
nntl then bo prepared to go on with the trial
Halt n dozen attorneys were on their foot
in n moment , all opposing the proposition.
Mr. Forrest was especially strong In his de
nunciation of granting a delay.
Mr. Longonccker oxprcsicd his satisfac
tion with the proposal and said ho meant to
get well In n day or so and bo ready to pro
ceed with the argument on Wednesday.
The opposition on the part of the defend
ants' attorneys was so decided , liowovcr ,
that Judge McConnell finally concluded that
ho would not continno the case any later
than Wednesday morning.
Ninth Cnvnlry Shoot , Department of
LnAVENWoimi , Knn. , August 20. [ Special
to Tun Bun. | THe ninth annual cavalry
shoot , department of the Missouri , began at
Fort Loavonwortii to-day. The shoot will
continue four days , nt the end of which time
the revolver praotlco will take placo.
To-day the range was 200 , 00 , 503 nnd COO
ynrds. To-morrow nnd Wednesday there
will bo skirmish firing , nnd on Thursday the
rnngo will bo 200 , 800 , 500 and 000 yards.
Friday the dismounted revolver match will
take place and Saturday the mounted re
Contestants nro present from r.U over the
department , and tlio shoot attracts annually
many distinguished nrmy olllccra. The fol
lowing are the o nicer 3 in charge of the
Ofllcor in charge , Major E. V. Somnor ,
Fifth ravalry , inspector of small arms prac
tice. department of the Missouri ; Captain H.
F. Bates , Eighteenth ( n fan try , camp com
mander ; Second Lieutenant W. J. Pardoe ,
Eighteenth infantry , adjutant nnd ordtmnco
olllcor ; First Lieutenant J. Oullfoyle , Ninth
cavalry , acting assistant quartermaster and
nc.tmg commissary of subsistence ; Second
Lluutenant VV. U Atkinson , SKlh infantry ,
statistical and financial ofllcor ; Captain R. F.
Butcs , executive range officer. Range officers
Second Lieutenants H. J. Gallagher , Sixth
cavalry ; So gewlck Rice , Seventh cavalry ;
G. W. Martlu , Eighteenth infantry ; G. McIC
Williamson , Sixth cavalry ; S. P. Vestal ,
Fifth cavalry ; C. L. Foster , Fifth cavalry ;
A. G. C. Quay , fifth cavalry ; M. C. Bailer ,
Jr. , Fifth cavalry ; J. M. Sigoworth , Tenth
Infnntiy , und P. G. Lowe , Eighteenth in
There are representatives present from the
First , Third , Fifth , Sixth , Seventh , Eighth ,
Ninth and Tenth cavalry regiments. The
Second and Fourth nro stationed at such a
distance from Fort Loavonworth that no
rcpicscntatlvos are present from these regi
For the carbine shoot four gold nnd six
silver-medals are awarded. For the revolver
match there are ono gold , three silver and
six bronze medals. The shoot promises to bo
better than nny yet hold. The marksmen
ire the bcst'tn their regiments.
* The following is the score for the cavalry
catblno shoot this afternoon. Tlio wind
blow at u high rate and interfered with the
marksmanship , which was comparatively
Sergeant E. E. Taylor , E , Tifth regi
ment . llH
Corporal W. T. Hodges , 1C , Seventh
regiment . 101
Lieutenant W. S. Scott
, - , First rogl-
mont . , . , . 101
Corporal T. M. Anderson , M , Fifth regi
ment . 101
Pnvao J. E. Canning , L , Fifth regiment 101
Private E. Hoitmullcr , 13 , Fourth regi
ment . 100
Sargeant William Culton , H , Fifth regi
ment . 159
Sergeant F. Rankin , F , Seventh regi
ment . 159
Lieutenant J. M. Carson , - , Fifth
regiment . 153
Private H. Watt , D , Fifth regiment . 153
Corporal J. W. Brown , B , Seventh regi
ment . Iri8
Sergeant C. Madson , G , Fifth regiment. . 153
L.OST . AT QOXHYTjLiAND.
A Sliuhtly Deranged Old Gentleman
Separated From His Nursn.
NKW YOIIK , August 20. [ Special Tele
gram to TUB BEE.I Chief of Police McKo.no ,
of Coney Island , telephoned to the Astor
house people this morning that ho had at
headquarters a well-dressed , gray-haired
gentleman ubout fifty-five years of ago , who
said ho was on Astor house truoat , and who
had been found astray there , unable to take
care of hlms'jlf , and that a largo amount of
mouoy and some valuable jewelry bad been
found on his person. The As tor liouso
people concluded that It was Colonel John
A. Willard , of Maulcato , Minn. , who had
boon staying there for the past two months.
The old gentleman was seen sitting on a
bench on Surf Avenue at West Brighton at
5 o'clock yesterday afternoon and acting so
strangely that u largo crcwd gathered
around him. Ho appeared to bo
sonar , but now and then would
bucst forth Into a torrent of Incoherent
words , of which the assembled multitude
could only catch "Lost. " The crowd # ot so
largo that it attracted tlio attention of an
o nicer. Hovalked up to the old man ana the
latter seemed glad to BOO him. Ha wont
along quietly enough and was soon in the
police station. From impels found on him it
seemed ho was Colonel John A. Willard. Ho
said that ho was fifty-seven years old. Chief
McKiuio questioned him closely and soon
found out that the man was not In his right
"Where do you llvol" asked the chief.
"Astor house , " replied Willard.
"What nro you doing down horol"
"I came down with my uurso. Ho Is
MIchael J. Folcy. Ho ran away from mo
after wo got down hero. "
Colonel Willard bad considerable money in
his pocket nnd were several diamonds. It is
not thought that Foley ran away , as Colonel
Willard stated , for ho came to Coney Island
police headquarters yesterday afternoon nnd
reported that Willard had been separated
from htm. At the Astor house little U
known of Colonel Willard except that ho U
presumed to bo wealthy and of fair family ,
Ho came to this city on Juno 20 and has bcci :
stopping at the Astor house over since. Ho
Is under medical treatment.
Tlio London Slrlko Growing.
LONDON' , August 20. The dock laborers
have bocu Joined In their strike by the Thames
iron workers , who number 7,000 men. There
is talk of compelling laborers In ull trades to
quit work and foroo matters to an issue ut
onoo. The shipping business Is completely
paralyzed and mail steamers nro leaving
without carcoei. Many ilup owners have
begun suit against the Commercial Dock
company dunning damages for the detention
of their vessels.
The strike Is gaining moro adherents
hourly. Eight thousand sallorj and firemen
and 2,500 deck men at tbo Isle of Docks ,
where several largo docks ara located , have
gone out. The coal porters at King'a cross
huvo joined the strike.
No Announcement Mado.
DEEII PA UK , , Md. , August 20 , President
Harrison \vus seen this evening at his cot-
luge by the Associated press representative.
Thq president says ho has made no an
nouncement to any ono as to the culling of
an extra session of congress. Ho said ho
ha * , of course , dlscunsad the pros anil cona
of the matter with various persons. How
ever , it is understood taut tbo question is not
A TALK WITH MRS. LOGAN.
Her Interest la Grand Army of the
Bopubllo Matters TJnabatod.
CHICAGO AND THE WORLD'S FAIR.
filio Thinks Tlmt Even Paris Does
Not OfTor tlio Accommodations
Afforded In tlio'dtjr Uf
On Her 'Wny to Milwaukee.
CHICAGO , August 20. [ Special Tologr.un to
TUB BBC. ] Mrs. John. A. Logan was hero
to-day on her way to the Milwaukee G. A.
H. encampment , where sbo will ba the guest
of the department of Illinois. Stio wus ac
companied by General and Mrs. Algor. Tea
a reporter she said :
"I felt that I could not allow a slnglo
meeting of the G. A. U. J.O pass without sea-
ing it. You know that General Logan WAS
BO much of a Grand Army man , was so en
grossed with It and everything concerning It ,
and then I have so miny old tltuo
friends and acqualutinco * who n I shall see
there that I could not lot n slnglo year go by.
The veterans are growing fewer and fewer
every year. Doatu carries uway so many
from the tltno of ono encampment to the
next that I feel It a sort of sacra J duty to
sco everyyo&r whom are loftof an organiza
tion which possesses so many hallowed asso
ciations for mo. "
Mrs. Ligan has been an Interested ob
server of the struggle between Now York
and Chicago to secure the world's ' fair , "I
am of course most anxious , " she said , "tosco
the world's fair a success , and of course I am
entirely in favor of Chicago ns the place to
have it. If the promoters want to have it a
success they should not have a moment's
doubt about the matter. Chicago Is the only
city wliero a full and complete
measure of success is possible. While I was
abroad I visited and gave a good deal of at
tention to the Paris exposition and I will
say that , although I was impressed with the
magnificence of that gro it ontorprlso , nnd
while it must bo acknowledged that Purls is
a beautiful city , yet I urn firmly "convinced
that Chicago oilers more facilities for such an
exhibition and is bettor suited for it In every
wav than Paris. The hotel accommodations
are Infinitely superior hero to these of Paris.
Why , they have no idea over there of the
inug ilficont scale upon which wo cot up our
great hotels In America. But the variety nnd
magnificence of the exhibits In that Paris ex
position nro absolutely bewildering. Some
of these from the cast surpass In magnifi
cence any I over dreamed of , but I am sorry
to say that our American exhibition Is very
small , poor and insignificant. Our people
are spending imaicnso sums of money
over there and the promoters of the
scheme are affording them every opportunity
to do so , but they have not much of a repre
sentation in the exposition. In fact , I urn
sorry to say , I was almost ashamed of the
American section. The Edison exhibits and
tbo Tiffany jewelry exhibit are good ; in fact ,
what there Is is very good , but they are so
few and are in such a backward location that
there is not much attention paid to thorn. "
"How Is this state of things accounted
for ? "
Well , I think Mr. Cleveland was most unfortunate -
fortunate in his selcction'for the commission ,
and General W. U. Franklin , who is in
charge , Is wholly unfit for tbo positforr. Ho
hasn't th'o breadth of ideas nor the * business
training to qualify him for it , and the result
is that , so far .as the American section is
concerned , the thing Is almost a failure.
"Thero Is ono thing I want to point out
before I leave this subject , " said Mrs. Logan ,
' which may bo of some Interest to the people
plo who have the world's .fair project In
charge. The Paris exposition was originally
gotten up in the shape of a hugo lottery to
replenish the treasury of the French govern
ment , which was then in n bankrupt con
dition. In this it has been a most
wonderful success , for the govern
ment has cleared ' 83,000,000' francs
by the project. Americans should profit by
this. Tnoro are a great many rich people in
Franca and other European countries , but if
they are rich they know bow to hold on to
their wealth , They diffqr very much , from
Americans in this respect. Your European
millionaire spends his money by no
moans so lavishly as the American ,
nnd I thoicforo belle vo that it
Is a mistake to look forward
to an influx of European capitalists as a
great monatury benefit to this country or
any section of it. Instead of coming hero to
spend their money in v Impression is that they
will try to got over hero loaded down with
goods and carry our money back with them.
Iiiimnnsa Crowds Attend Od ! Tccuiii-
MIMVAUKED , August 23 Immense crowds
came In to day by every train and there are
not less than 100,000 strangers ta the city.
About fifty thousand of them are veterans.
General Sherman arrived at 8 o'clock to
night and was escorted to bis hotel by tbo
executive council. When the carriage
reached tbo Planklnton uouso the general
was saluted with a shower of boquots.
To-night the old Iron Brigade hold a re
union at the Elks' hall. The chief fcatura
was an address by General liragg , its old
The Sons of Veterans hold a great oimp
flro presided over by Commindor-in-Chlof
The encampment proper opens to-morrow ,
when the grund parade will take placo. It Is
expected that 40.0JO men will bo In lino.
On to-morrow evening the chief mooting of
the week will tuko pluuo at tlio West Side
Turner hall. An address of welcome will bo
mudo by Governor Hoard , which will ba re
sponded to by Commnndnr-In-Chlof Warner.
Mnvor Brown will deliver an address on be-
huir of the city and this will bo responded to
by Corporal Tan nor , commissioner of pen
An east side camp fire will also bo hold in
the Light Horse squadron armory which wll |
bo presided over by General Fulruhlid , and
addresses will bo made by Senator Joun C.
Spooner and others.
General Sherman will appear at and ad
dress both camp fires to-morrow evening.
Twenty Oonviution * anil Ono Nolle.
Sr.JosBi'ii , Mo. , August 20. fSpoulal Telo-
grain to Tim BKB. | Judge WooJson bold a
session of the criminal court this morning ,
disposed of ona case and then adjourned
court until the November term. The ease of
A. C , Holland , charged with the shooting of
Barney Crouch , was called , und after listen
ing to too avldonco offered by the prosecution
tbo court advised that the COSR bo nolle
prosoqulod , which course was adopted by
Prosecuting Attorney Sherwood. It will bo
remembered that ono night vomo wenks ago
Holland and Crouch met -at the Blind Men's '
Kxc'0 nge , on South Sixth street , and en-
cagt in a shooting match , in which Crouch
wus killed and Holland received a ball
through tbo check. Everything in the ovi-
dcnco offerou to the judge this morning Indi
cated that Crouitu had commenced , the fight
by shooting Holland and that the latter hud
only acted in self-defense. Tno ending of
this case winds up ono ot the most actlvo
terms of criminal court in the history ol
Buchanan county. Of twenty-one cases pre
sented to the jury , convictions were had in
every case , Holland being the only tuau to
Drowned Wlilln liatlilnir.
ZIVIEW , Mass. , August 28. E.fl Bow *
man , of Chicago , was drowned while bathing
bore to-day. The body has not been re
An Earthquake in Greece.
LONDON , August 20. A severe earthquake
shock was felt throughout Greece to-day
Several townu were duuiugca.
UltUTAti AIUKDKK A.THAWKINS. .
A Sliooiuakor Nninoil''jfCorl Kicked
nnd IJonton to I/Ctttli.
IUVJ.INS , Wyo. , 'August ! 20.Spocml [
Tolcgiam to TUB Bnn. ] Th6 most sickening
murder In the annals of our city came to
ilpht to day. Herman Korl , a shoemaker ,
was lltorally kicked T.nd beaten to death
Saturday night by n brute tinmod Paddy
Golden , who In the darkness of the night
throw the body of his victim , into the crook
just below where the murder was committed
and covered It with dirt and rubbish. From
conversation withrwItnAsos of the horrlbla
aflalr the following pnrtlsulars nro obtained ;
Korl had been drinking during Saturday
afternoon nnd In the ) evening wont Into the
foster house , a low lodging house , where ho
found tbo proprlc.tc.33 endeavoring to make her
mother-in-law , who was drunk , leave the
premises. Korl interfered , when Golden
struck him , knocking him doxvn. Ho then
throw him out , and , following him , kicked
htm in the face and head until ho was Insen
sible. There wcro a number of witnesses ,
who carried Korl Into the house , where they
loft htm. Ho was never saou allvo again.
The witnesses to the affair claim that they
did not report tt because they thought ho
was in bed and was not seriously Injured.
When It was discovered this morulnp that ho
was missing search won made and
the body was found in the
creek , ns ubovo described. The fuco Is
terribly mutilated , the nose being broken ,
the skull oraokod , nnd the body shows
numerous other bad bruises and dlscolora-
tions. Golden has been placed under arrest
nnd will have an examination to-morrow.
Threats of lynching hiwcrbeon made , but it
Is thought no violence will bo resorted to.
Extra guards have been placed on duty at
the jail. Golden Rooms to ba uaconcorned at
his arrest. Ho mndo no attempt to leave the
city , doubtless thinking himself scouro from
JUU IION'S SI ATE I.\ DANG 15 It.
l''cars That the ProhlbB .May Capture
YAXKTON , S. D. , August 20. [ Special
Telegram to Tun UBC.J Tlio smashing of
the machine slate In North Dakota causes
some fluttering bore , nnd tao slate made for
Huron this we Me Is thought to bo la danger ,
A very little help from party loaders who
have beou loft out , It is thought , will enable
the alliance people and the prohibitionists to
secure contiol of the convention , and down
Gamble nnd McCoy and got up a stnto ticket
that will defeat Moody arid Pottlgrow for
United States sonators. | The combination
of Moody , Pettigrow , Gamble and McCoy
having been proclaimed arid ibecn well un
derstood , it will rally all the forces of Gifford -
ford , Mathews , Pickler , thoj prohibitionists
and the alliance people against them , and if
they do not develop cnougli strength at first
to run the state convention ! tbo whole outfit
will be beaten. The central Daknta counties ,
arostronply prohibition arid strongly alliance ,
and these , with the dissatisfied odds nnd
ends of the machine , will all fusa for ono ob
ject the defeat of the "machine gang. "
The wtok Is pregnant with big events , and
wa shall bo wiser before the sun goes down
next Saturday. At all1 dvonts tno news
wafted from Fargo has1 caused much un
easiness In the syndicate that1 has parcelled
out unions themselves the highest offices ,
and there will bo muslo in the air on
Woanesday , when tho'fltito convention
moots. Meilotto will renounce the sang It
ho finds they nro to bo L.bcntbn and save him
self by coalition with'tUe'alllaaoo pcoplo Und
the prohibs. j
The entire Ynnkton county delegation to
the Huron republican , convontloa will leave
to-morrow morning , to bo on the ground
early for effective work. The ' legation
will Insist on the nomination ot John U.
Gamble for congress.
Wholesale Pononlnli ut a Colored.
, Board in K HOIIBC.
CHATTANOOGA , Tenn. , August 20. A
wholesale poisoning occurred hero to-day
through the use of tainted meat.
Lydia Wildinan keeps a colored boarding
house and has ten youotf men boarders who
work at ono of the f nrnances. An hour after
dinner to-day all the boarders , Mrs. Wildinan
and her young daughter were taken violently
ill and all have been unconscious sinoe.
Tbo girl and two of the boarders will die.
William O'Brien nnd Jnino * Gilliouly
Go to Jiiil.
DUBLIN , August 20. William O'Brien ' and
James Uilhooly to day were sentenced to two
months' und six weeks' imprisonment , re
spectively , for holding meetings which had
been proclaimed. On the expiration of their
terms they must glvo bonds to Iteop the peace
for six months , and in the event of their re
fusal will got two months additional impris
A Sweet Morsel For B it o-tr.
Dun MM , August 20. The residence of a no-
coder from the plan of campaign at Bally-
gowan was set on flro to-day and the owner
and a servant burned to death.
Tl.e Whlto Slave tiaw nnd How It
Worlcn In Missouri.
KANSAS Cm- , August 20. A Moborly ,
Mo. , special nays ; Four tramps arrested
bore for vagrancy wcro put up at public auc
tion to-day. Tbo sale hus been duly adver
tised according to law and there was a lar o
crowd present. The bidding was not very
spirited. Two of the tramps went to a
fanner for $3a head ilnd another was bid infer
for 75 cents. The fourth tramp could find
no purchaser and was returned to jail. The
three who were sold must servo tnoir pur
chaser for four months.
A SPEOU1. V1 Ifr'G CAS II I Kit.
Ho in Noiv in Canada With the Bank's
MT. GIMUD , O. , AuRUjstl Q. While noth
ing definite Is knownof thp extent of Cashier
Hulliduy's defalcation In.tu . i First National
bunk , which closed Saturday it Is sup
posed it will reach $35,000. , ' Hulllday made a
confession to the direct6ri Friday. Ho
went away Saturday , afadHt is thought bis
destination U Canada. Daring the past five
years Halllday baa been speculating in
wheat and oil , using the bank' * money and
supplying Us place by forged , notes when ua
examination wus to be made ,
Two Shlpj , Several yunfnnd a Ware-
liniiu ! > IltiiMuid.
PonrCobTA , Cola. , Afig ist 20. MoNoar's
warehouse and the American wooden ship
Armenia and the British ; wooden ship Ho-
nauwar burned to-day . < Ttm vessels were
valued at about $10,000 each and wora heav
ily loaded witli grain. A number of South
ern Pacific curs iudcu with grain were also
destroyed nnd only hard Work saved several
largo warehouses adjoining MoNoar's. The
totul loss on all property destroyed will
roach $000.000 , with insurance perhaps of
KWO.OOO. A Chinese ) cook on board the snip
Ilonauwar jumped Into the water and was
ViinUtnn Voira Itnllrnatl Hand' ,
YANKTON , S. D. , ( August 20. | Special
Telegram to TUB KB.J Yaukton voted a
S per cent tux today" secure tbo building
of the Norfolk i } ' Yankton railroad , and to
secure the extension of the Manitoba road
from Sioux Fulls to Vault ton. The vote was
4 ! > 0 for und 4(1 ( ugumst.
They Trutt In Glasi.
NEW YOIIK , August JO , The manufactur
ers of window gluis , v ble glass and crockery
have formed u trust.
A DESPERATE STAGE ROBBER ,
Single Haudod Ho Holds Up a
TWO PASSENGERS WOUNDED.
Ono Cnntint Live nnd tlio Other Ha *
Little Gliiuioo ot Kocovcry
Kcslstnnoa Caused the
A Vindictive Vlllnln.
AsmAND , Wls. , Atlgust 20. Black Hart's
daring deads in the mountain passes of Cali
fornia were outdone to-day by iilono highway
man who hold up and robbed the stage that
ruus between Gogobio ( on the Milwaukee ,
Luke Shore & , Eastern railroad Just over the
line In Michigan ) and Gogobio lake , a sum
mer resort. As the stage was running along
at a lively gnlt through the dense forest ,
about two miles from tlio station , a man
jumped out In front of it and pointing
two big revolvers nt the driver com
manded him to. throw up his bands , at , the
sanio time extending the same order to the
four passengers Inside the coach , wltli the
further provision that they "shell out" their
loose valuables and currency. One of the
passengers wont down In his pookot , but In
stead of bringing up a pockotboolc ho took a
pistol out and began firing at the robber.
The ilosporado immediately returned tlio flro ,
nnd although the driver whipped his horses
into a gallop his aim was true. D. Maokcr-
char , a bookkeeper In tbo First Na
tional bank , of Minneapolis , received the first
bullet In his cheek , whllo the second wont
crashing through his log. Another passou-
gen named A. G. Flooschbaln , of Belleville ,
111. , was mortally wounded. Ho roio up la
the scat as the horses were whipped away ,
just In time to receive a bullet in the hip.
Ho fell forward and pitched over tlio side of
the coach into the load way. The horaes
continued to run and the wounded man was
loft to take his chances with the robbor.
The villain threatened nt first to kill him.
but finally desisted after securing $37 and
bis victim's watch nnd chain.
The wounded man lay bleeding in the reid
for three hours before any ono courageous
enough to go to bis succor was found.
The physicians suy ho will not live ever
Mackorchar was taken to Basic river for
treatment and from there to his homo nt
Minneapolis. There uro grave doubts us to
his recovery also.
The two other passengers escaped un
The description of the robber tallies with
that of the daring froo-bootor who went
through the Northwestern train near Ellis
Junction some time ago. A passe has gene
AN ARKANSAS RIOT.
A Negro Oubilcn Unils iii a Deadly
LITTLE ROOK , Ark. , August 20. The Reg
ister to-morrow will say a riot occurred Sun
day among the negroes at Jordon Brook.
For some time the negroes in that county
have been spending Saturday nights in
jubilee in the woods near town and last Sat-
nigbt a great crowd was prqsent und con
siderable whisky wan consumed. About 0
o'clock a quarrel-began between Joseph Jor
don nnd William Nowcotnb , nnd
the latter was fatally shot. A general
iicht ensued nnd great confusion prevailed.
The men fired at each other in drunken fury
without knowing whom they were shooting
at.It is impossible to secure the names of the
wounded , but it Is known that several nro fa
tally hurt , while many nro seriously wound
ed. Josouh Joidon , Frank Holt and Ander
son Noel are known to have beou killed.
When a posse of white men arrived fiom
Locksburg the combatants bud all fied and
little could bo learned.
TO BLOW UP\'HI-3 PRISON.
A Michigan ( jiV Prisoner Had the
JACKSON , Mich. , August 20. A sensation
has bscn unearthed at the state prison.
Irving Latirner , recently sentoncoJ to Im
prisonment for life for tlio raurdar of his
mother , has boon do toe to 1 In a plot ta blow
up the prison. For six weeks the warden
had suspected that Latlmor was concerned
in some scheme , and on Friday u prisoner
was detected getting a package near the
north wall which had boon thrown over by
outsiders during the night. It contained a
quantity of hercules powder. Latimer has
been cor"ned In the solitary und the warden
refuses to talk about the matter. It is un
derstood that several old prisoners in ado use
of Latimor's money and outside Influunoa to
work a schema which , If successful , would
have partially destroyed the prison and re
leased SOO convicts.
HIS liA.SH CHANCE.
A Bookkeeper Dying of Consumption
Nnw Yonir , August 20. Albert McMillan ,
the trusted bookkeeper of the Cody & Nel
son company , limited , tailors , took ull the
cask ho could lay hands on last week and
flo < 1. The total loss by his dishonesty IB
$2,200. A warrant has been Issued for his
arrest , but ho cannot bo found , McMillan
has only six months moro to live , ns several
physicians had deolnred ho must die in that
time of consumption , and it is thought ho
took the money to go south anddlo.
The Flack Divorce On He.
New Yomc , August 20. [ Special Tele
gram to T E BKB. ] Papers in the Flack
divorce case were thrown open to the re
porters to-day by an order of Judge Allen ,
of the court of common pleas , upon an appli
cation of James E. Grahuni , of the Now
York World. Tnoro Is among the papers
what appears to be a complaint and plea for
divorce by Mrs. Flack uguinst bar husband
on the ground of infidelity , Mrs. Flack has
since Insisted that she did not take action
for divorce. _
Sweat's Arrest Causes Surprise.
NKIIIIARKA City , Nob. , Augua120. | Special
to TUB BEB. ] The arrest of Churlos Sweet
at Kansas City on the charge of embezzling
tlG.OOO . in Greene county , Now York , and
his subsequent release on $10,000 ball , caused
great surprise hero when it became linown ,
as he formerly lived hero mid wus very
prominent. His father , James Sweet.
\vus foimorly revenue collector of
Nebraska nnd later woo a banker In this
city , whore ho fulled. The cause for young
Sweet's arrest la Bald to huvo been the mis-
nppioprlatlon of eastern money for which ' 10
wus agent , but his relatives hero assert that
it Is merely an attempt to fleece the Sweets.
The Wontlier Fori-osr.
NoWasKu 'Geueriillv fair , warmer in east
ern , utatlqnury , temperature in western ,
Iowa Light local showers In eastern , fair
In western portion , stationary temperature
In eastern , warmer invuaturu , southerly
Dakota Fair , cooler In northwest , sta
tionary temperature In southeast portion ,
cooler Wed n end ay , southerly shifting to
westerly winds ,
lioivaid Union Pacific learnings.
Jioarox , Mass. , August 20. The net earn
ings of the Union Pacific railway ( whole
syntom ) for July show an increase of
firo.WK ) over the sum ? month last year , For
Buvon months to July ill , the net earnings
show an Increases of $7,000. : ) The expenses
show u decrease uf $015,000 , loruoveu uouthu.
FIFTY I'ASSUNOKKS IN.IUHUD.
Disastrous Wreck an the Snuta Fo
Rnnd Nrar Rtrrntor.
CHICAGO , August l0 ! The Journal's ' Strca-
tor , 111. , special says : The vestibule train
on the Snntu Fo route running between
Kansas City and Chicago mot with n serious
accident at Kinsman , a small station about
fifteen miles north of here , at 8 o'clock thl&
morning. The train was houvllv loaded with
Grand Army veterans and their frlomls
bound for the Milwaukee encamp
ment , nnd consisted of several
extra coaches. Throe coaches , two
Pullman sleepers and the dining car were
thrown from the track and down n stern em
bankment a distance ot forty feet. Word
was Immediately telegraphed to this city for
medical assistance and a special train uus
sent nt once with a dozen surgeons on board.
A wrocitor was also sent out to clean up the
track. These most seriously Injuied
were brought to this city ami
tukon to St. Mary's _ hospital.
where their wounds were properly attended
to. In ull there were probably fifty persons
hurt , nnd though none wore killed outright ,
many are In a very Oangcrous condition.
The majority , It Is fonroil , will dlo.
Throe of the injuiod are reported to have
since died , ono of tbo throe being Mrs. Grace
Peters , of Emporln. Kan. Exnct Informa
tion Is hnrd to obtain , owing to the extreme
reticence of the railroad company.
The nLcident was caused bv n chair cur ,
which was third behind thu engine , jumping
the track. It was ditched Instantly , turning
with tt the three sleepers behind. A mil
was found projecting through the bottom cf
the chair cur and out of the sldo , about three
feet from the bottom. The train was run
ning at a high rate of speed. The track
where the derailment occurred Is understood
to have been in poor condition. It Is believed
that if the tram had been ot the ordinary
pattern instead uf vcstibulod , the loss of life
would have been fifty.
STAUDED H13R NURSE GIRL.
An Atlantic City Woman Uses u Dnir-
PuiLAiiEi.riiiA , Aucust 20. A special from
Atlantic City , N. J. , says : Mrs. Victoria
Hamilton , w'lfo of U. H. Hamilton , to-day
murderously assaulted Mary O'Donnoll , em
ployed by her as wet nurse , with a dagger ,
Inflicting probably fatalwounds. Mrs. Ham
ilton \vas arrested , with her husband , who
witnessed the the stabbing , und they are beIng -
Ing hel 1 by the authorities who will not
them to bo interviewed. Hamilton is said to
bo the son of General Sohuyler Hamilton , of
Now York , and the gran Ison of Alexander
Hamilton. The affair is shioudud In mystery.
The Humlltons moved into the cottage where
the stabbing took place about five weeks a o
and the O'Donnoll woman says they lived in
Now York and had just returned trom Cali
The wounded woman raved violently for
nu hour or tno rflcr she was stuubod about
Mrs. Hamilton saying tun latter wtia u dis
reputable character and other things.
A story is current to the effect that Ham
ilton married without his father's knowledge
edge- and that the latter on Investiga
tion found that the woman's reputation
was snot good. It IB said the servant girl
thiow this up to the Hnmiltons to-day and a
row ensued , during which t.'io stubbing oc
curred. Hamilton's clothes were torn , going
to show that there had buou a gencrul
North Nebraska Pi ess Association.
% NOHFOLK , Nob. . August 2rt. [ Special Tel
egram to Tiis BKB. 1 1 ho North Nebraska
Prcsa association mot at a o'clock this after
noon la Odd Fellows' hull. There was a
lively interest on the part of these in attend
ance. Papers weru presented onJoU
Work , " by P. F. Sprockor , of Norfolk ; '
"Subscriptions , " by E. A. Fry , of Nlobrara.
nnd "County Work , " by W. E. Duncan , of
Madison , nnd ordered published. A letter
was received from E. K. Valentine express
ing great regret nt being delayed , and it was
voted that his address on "Pioneer Newspa
per Work" bo- given nt the next meeting ,
which is to bo held in Norfolk on the fourth.
Monday of January , 18JO.
At Ciinii ) Groolc.
Font ROUINSON , Neb , August 23. | Special
Telegram to TUB BEE. ] Grand tactics were
Inaugurated this morning by the first brigade
drill in Camp George Crook , Generals Kautz ,
Wheaten and Blunt commanding the in-
fontry , Colonel Tilford the cavalry , and
Captain Kiuzlo the artillery. The drill was
the first since the close of the war. It was
admirably given , considering this fact and
the further ono that only ono reg
iment present has bad an oppor
tunity to practice the school of
battalllon In garrison before coming to camp.
Brigade drills will bo continued during the
week , and will bo followed by division drill
nnd grand strategy , under General Brooke's
immediate command. Largo numbers of
citizens daily visit the camp. It is expected
that excursion trains will bs run to Fort
Robinson by the Elkhorn road before the
end of the encampment. A largo number of
Sioux und Cheycnno Indians are to-day encamped
camped on the reservation.
The Julesburg Murdorar * Seen.
OOAIJ.UA , Neb. , August 20. ( .Special
Telegram to Tun BEE. ] The two tramps
who uro supposed to bo the pirtios that mur
dered the two section man at Julesburg
yesterday wore aeon ubjut ono mile west of
this place this evening , but on account of
tbo darkness it is almost impossible to find
them , ns they started toward the river and
must bo hiding In the weeds somewhere.
The bhoriff of Sedgwlek county and marslisl
of Julcsburg uro In.liot pursuit.
At Now YorK The Fulda , from Bremen ,
London The disabled British man of war
Sultan has boon towed to Malta.
At Philadelphia Tlio British King , from
At Southampton The Werra , from Now
York for Bremen.
London Sighted , the steamers Helvetia ,
from Now York , for London ; O > dutn , from
Now York , for Itottoi dam.
At Hamburg The Hamuionlo , from Now
Glasgow The Stuto of Georgia , from Now
York. _ _
International Chess ConurcRB Onons.
AMSTBIIDAM , August 20 [ Now York
Herald Cable Special to TUB BEE. ] The
international chess congress began hero to
day at noon. In the first game Gunsborg
beat Forest , Cuakor beut Bauer und Louiau
beat Leather. The game between Mason
and Burns was drawn , Blackburn wus ab
J'urniturc Dealers J'nll. '
LIIAVUNUOIITII , Kim , , August 30. [ Spsclul
Telegram to TUB HUB. ] Abernathy &
Dougherty , furniture dealers , made an as
signment this evening in favor of the First
National bank , giving a chattel mortgage
for 433,000. Paul E. Huvens takes charge
to-morrow in bpjmlf ol the bank. The un
fortunate firm is one of tlio oldest in the city
und has u branch lipusc utjtansa * City.
'Hie Vlslltlo Hnpply.
CIIIOAOO , August W. The visible supply
for the week ending August 'H , as com
piled by the secretary of the Chicago ooard
of trade , la as follows !
Wheat . Hyj5.dO ( )
Corn . , . , . 9,477,000
Oats . 5.012,000
Uyo . ' . , . . , . . . . 870.00J
Burley . . . . 8.28,000
General Isaac bhonard
FIUNKI.IX , Mass. , August 20. General
Isaac I. Slicpurd died in HcUlngbuui bunday
aged Buvcnty-turco years.
DOUGLASS ISNT ANXIOUS ,
To Go to Hnytl Doesn't Soora to Bo
THE POSITION AN IRKSOME ONE ,
A Story That Admiral Ghornrdl AVaf
instructed to Mildly Favor Hip-
polylo Moro Extra Ses
WASHINGTON BuitiSAtj , TUB O > unv BOB , !
Bin FouiiTnnsTii Srimnr. ! >
WASHINGTON , D. C. , Auifu * r.t SO. I
Notwithstanding the fact that Assistant
Secretary Whnrton donirs emphatically nnd
in tote the rumor to the oftcct that Minister
Fred Douglass Is not to bo sent to Haytl
after all , Mr. Douglass himself does uotitullc
in the most sanguine to no about bis futura
residence la tlio Island. In fact there so cms
to bo an undercurrent of antipathy towards
n residence In Huyti In the orator's tilk. Ha
is evidently not profoundly impressed with
the Idea of giving up his comfortable homo
In Washington , where he has everything ha
could ask , for a residence In the unhealthy ,
There Is , perhaps , no doubt that Mr.
Douglass can go to Hayll If be desires to do
BO , but the position at present will Involve
extremely onerous duties upon the repre
sentative of tbo United States. In fact ,
although ho will without doubt bo the
youngest member of the diplomatic corps In
Port-nu-Prlnco In point of years of service ,
ho will bo called upon to do more hnrd work
than any of his colleagues , owing to the
desirability ot the extension of Amoriciu
influences and Amoilcan ideas over the
If Mr. Douglass decides to remain la
America rather than to proceed to Port-nu-
Prmco ho will bo following simply the
dictntes of his own inclination. A man to
represent tbo United Status in Havtl at the
piescnttimo must bo physically and mentally
strong und healthy.
It Is understood that the sealed orders of
Admiral Gliorardi , ever which so much
mystery has baon made in the navy dcpirt-
ment , are far more important than at firac
appeared. It Is reported that the admiral
was Instructed to mildly favor tbo cause of
Hlppolyto rather than of Logitimn , and that
it was due in part to this that the latter con
cluded to abdicate his position as dictator
and to quietly leave the republic to Illpo- |
lyto and his army from the north. If this
report is true , nnd there Is reason to believe
that it is not , then the United States will
stand in the position toward the black re
public of a semi-political sponsor , nud
American Ideas and American influences
will have greater weight in liuyti than ever
It was known to have been the oolicy of
Mr. Cleveland during the lust administra
tion to favor the cause of Hippolyto , but bo
bad not proceeded to fully outline bis policy
when the administration changed. Thoio
are n great many reasons why it is not only
desirable , but almost Imperative , that the
United States snould beou filendly teims
with Havtl , nnd it thp revolution just ,
brought to : t close results us it is expected to
do , in the ascendancy uf a party able and
willing to sea the benefits to be derived oy a
closer commercial alliance with the United
States , th ) ) result will bo that this country
will have what It 1ms needed for sn long a
time , namely , u coaling station In thu West
EXTIIA 8KS8ION TAtK. '
Congressman Owen , of Indiana , arrived In
Washington this morning. Mr. Owen wa. ; ut.
once asked for his views on an extra session
of ( xmgretiB As ho is ono o f the three repub
licans from Indiana who will occupy seats la
the next house , his views carry moro weight
than these of members from oilier st itos who
are not so Intimate with the president. 11
"I have had no direct assurance from the I
president that he intends to call congress to
gether before December , " said Mr. Owen ,
"but the lant time that I was here wo had
some talk on the subject which led mo to the-
belief that It Is the intention of the president
to issue n cull.
"What remark of the president gave you
this Impression 1"
"Wo were talking of the work to bo done
and General Harrison nxpiossod the opinion
that if congress should not meet until the
regular day In December , the result would
bo that the house would scarcely be organ
ized nnd ready for business until after the
middle of January. " '
"In the event of a call , what do you cxoscb
nlll be the date fixe.ll"
"I believe that It will bo between the 20th
of October and the end of the first week of
November. It will bo moru likely to be
nearer to the former than the latter dote , "
"Do you think that the death of Congress
man Laird and the consentient weakening of
the republican majority will have uuy effect
in changing the plans of the president ? "
"No. I do not untlclp ito that It will huvo
any bearing on the case. The call , If made ,
will not tuko effect before the result of the
elections in the now states are known , nnd
there Is every reason to believe the result of
thnso elections will increase the republican
majority to such un extent as to insure an
easy organization of the house oven though
tbo democrats should attempt to filibuster ,
and I have no idea they will do unything of
the kind. "
MA.NVTT -WASHINGTON. .
Ex-Chuncollor Manatt called at Tin : Bus
odleo to-night and announced his Intention
to sot sail for Athens on the 25th. Mr.
Manatt has concluded to accept the consul
ate. Ho will bo the only diplomatic o 111 cor
ot the government in Greece , as the minister
will reside in one of the othc countries under
GU\Nl'S , 1UOMAINS.
The \\nBhlnetnit Test UrgcB Their
Kcmnvul to the Nntlonnl Capital.
WASHINGTON , August 20 , The Post to
morrow will print un article urging tlmt the
remains of General .Grant should bo removed
to tlio national capital. In the course of tha
article it says :
"Tho people were reconciled to the burial
of General Grant at Klvcrsldo simply becuusa
of the distant ussuranco uud pledge of Noxv
York that a monument to his nimombranca
nnd ol Riirpasslng grandeur should be erect
ed there , but the assurance and pledge have
come to naught , and the solemnly promised ,
monument is but nn Imagination of thorcmota
and shadowy future. "
The Post urges that the Grand Army , at
the pi cscnt encampment , should take up the
mutter , und says congress could not say nay
to such u reasonable request based upon bigit
and patriotic motives , Tim remains of tha
old commander should bo token from tba
neglected grave at Klvcrsldo to the com
panionship of the heroiodead ut Washington.
WASHINGTON , August 2 > i. Acting Secre
tary Y/'ilKcr to-dny received the following
cablegram from the United States consul at
Santiago dc Cuba , dutod to-day : "Gliorordl
at Port-uu-Prlnco orders mo to cable that
Hippolyto's forces , 70,000 men , quietly occu
pied the town on the 2 < id. The minister of
war of the northern forces assures tlmt ha
will permit no rioting , demonstration or
destruction of property. The French
coiycttos gulled at noon for Santiago da
Cuba witli Logltlme , his principal follower *
and u number of refugees. The city con-
tiiiucs quiet. Hlppolyto , provisional preaU
dent , outers to-day.
Moved For Floia'H Dismissal.
STOCKTON , Cnl. , August 20. Under direc
tions from the attorney general of tba state ,
Dlstilct Attorney Whlto this morning moveft
to dinning the warrant against Chief Juttlca
Field , charging htm with complicity In tho.
killing of Judge Merry , uud swora out by
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