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TWENTIETH YEAK. OMAHA , FHIDAY MOANING , MAY 22 , 1801 , NUMBER
SHADOW OF THE GALLOWS ,
Its Somber Pall Hosts Lightly on Murderer
Albert Uauenstine ,
HE WILL STEP OFF THE TRAP TODAY.
Arrnni > cmcntH for Ills Kxcciitlon
Jlow ItlH L.iHt J > nyn Were Spent
ThlnkH Hi ! HUH Hccnrod Com-
BHOKKN Bow , Nob. , April 2I. [ Staff
Corro-spondenco of Tin : DRK.J Thu respite
of thirty days allowed by Governor Boyd to
Albert K. Hauenstino , found gully of the
murder of Hiram Hoton and William Ashley
of Hoton Valley , Custor county , on Novem
ber 9 , 1888 , expires tomorrow. Tomorrow ,
therefore , the condemned man will go to the
The reprieve In question was llrst an
nounced by telegram to Sheriff Jonoi of this
county on tbo morning of April 17 last. That
oniclul was not sntlillcd with the notillca-
tlon and Immedlutely telegraphed the gov
ernor for moro particulars. lie was in
formed that the reprieve had been allowed
and thnt the papers hud been forwarded.
Kvcn this wns not satisfactory. Accord
ingly , the sheriff telegraphed Sheriff McCluy
of Lancaster county to see the governor nud
\\lro the facts. The result wns the confirma
tion of the governor's telegrams.
It mny bo nccessnry to state , bccnuso the
allowance of the respite has been misunder
stood , that the delay was granted on the
statement of Judge Humor that Hnuenstino
wns oemg examined with respect to his al
leged Insanity nnd that he should not bo ex
ecuted until after * the Jury should hnvo re
ported in ttio caso. This report was not mndo
until about 1 o'clock on the morning of the
day on which the condemned wns to have
been executed. When the governor allowed
the respite tticro wns no certainty ns to when
the Jury would report , hence the precaution
ary measure of Judga Ilumcr in requesting
the delay requisite to afford Hauenstino the
benefit of the law.
.KITuot of th < ! Kcprli've. ,
It was nearly o'clock in the afternoon
before Sheriff Jones hud satisfied himself
of the governor's uction. Previously to
this the mutter had been discussed on the
streets. When It became nn assured
fuel , un angry crowd of people , armed with
crowbars nnd sledges , clamoring for Hnucn-
stlne's llfo , besieged the Jail. They were dis
suaded , however , through the efforts of
Judge Hanicr , Sheriff Jones nnd others , upon
the promise that , at the expiration of the re
spite , the condemned would suffer thu penalty
of his crime.
The verdict of the Jury adjudging Hauen-
tine snno mndo a new mnn of iho accused.
He abandoned the tricks ho had resorted to
for the purpose of convincing the people of
Ills Insanity nnd turned his thoughts to the
hereafter. He hud been visited , ut his own
mjuost , by Hev. Mr. 'Sayes , Hev. O. u.
Bcobo and Hev. M. Shepherd of this city ,
each gentleman representing a different re
ligious denomination. Ha had nlso been
calledupon by tlio Woman's Christian Tem
perance union , under the leadership of Mrs.
Tnl bet , ni.d experienced much comfort from
their hymns und oxortutlons.
The evening preceding the day upon which
lie wns to huvo been executed , ho requested
the sheriff to tell the Catholic pas
tor of this city , Hev. Father
Henley , thnt ho wished to see him
The cull wns answered at 10 slit ) o'clock that
night. Hauenstino stated that ho wished to
bo prepared to moot his God. Father Henley
gave Him some preliminary instructions re
gard Ing the clrdlnal doctrines of the Catholic
faith , and loft him shortly before midnight ,
Ho called to sco him next morning. Hr.ucn-
btlna said ho wished to become a member of
Father Henley's church. Moro instruction
was given nnd the condemned confessed , ab
jured nil former religious beliefs , made a pro
fession of fnlth and was baptized under the
conditions -thnt ho wns noting with pure
motives , nnd wus admitted to the sncrnmont
fcy.no cucharlst * Ho then took dinner , nfter
which his spiritual advisor returned and re
mained until nbout ! ) : ! ! 0 p. in. , when ho wns
obliged to respond to aside call. Later , came
tlio news of the respite nnd the attempt to
gain possession of the prisoner , both of which
facts were mndo known to him nbout the
snmo timo. Ho wus confined In iho cngo In
the cellar of the Jail , nnd remarked then and
later to Iho sheriff und others that ho was
not afraid ot bunging. What ho did fear ,
however , was that the crowd would como In ,
put n rope around his neck , drug him out ,
L _ strnnglo nnd otherwise ubuso him.
Kvcrylioily Likes Him Now.
bliu-o Unit time a change has como over the
licensed , tlo spends the greater pnrt of the
tlmo rending religious works , in spirltunl
meditation nnd prayer. This das conduced
to his pence of mind nnd led him to .seek for
giveness. Ho wus formorlj disliked by
everybody nbout the jail. Now ho has be
come well llKcd oven to these who formerly
could not tolornto him.
"Before April 17 , " said big Jim Jones , the ,
good-natured sheriff , "I could have hung him
nnd not flinched a bit. But now helms bo-
cnmo so kind nnd good-nntured nnd every
body has become so attached to him that I
wish some ono else would bundle him. But
of course , I will do the Job. Yesterday ho
told mo ho wanted me lo do the Job , and I
told him that I would do the boat I could.
He snld ho wanted mo to put n llfty pound
wpight to his feat because no feared ho would
not bo heavy enough in his full to break Ills
neck. Ho snid ho didn't want to break the
rope , cither , because if ho did ho would kick
the beards around the scaffold down nnd
inuiio his oscnpo. I told him that I would
risk him breaking the rope und that Itouhl
not bo necessary for mo cither to attach
u eights to his feot. 1 tell you he's got nerve. "
Hnuenstino pees to bed Into und rises
whenever ho feels disposed , though ho Is not
n sound sleeper. Ho Is allowed the freedom
of the corridor in the Jail , though ho Is closely
by n guard day nnd night.
Vlnlt. lot hi :
It wns Into when TUB Bun correspondent
reached the Jail. The hitter Is situated in
tlio basement of thu court house. The sheriff
wns in the lend to take nn 11 o'clock view of
the gallows. This ghustly structure is built
immediately south of the court house and la
reached through the flrst floor cor
ridor. The platform Is HxlO feet
and 8 feet nbovo tlio ground ,
Thu uprights supporting the crossbeam
nro sixteen feet In height and nro about eight
Icot apart. Midway between these posts is
tbo trap two feet square. This is worked by
simple mechanism. The door had fullcn.
From the cross-piece , dangled a short stretch
of rope , This fateful structure Is enclosed
by n stocliado nbout sixteen feet high.
This paling Is u light structure. If al
lowed to stand , it will deny the people a view
of the execution. Nobody expects , however ,
that this frail partition will bo permitted to
rcnialn when the tlmo for the hanging ar
rives. The sheriff has appointed deputies
to preserve order on the oeeiuion , but It is
conceded that ( they \\lll not ho uble to
prevent the people from witnessing the legal
strangulation of the murderer.
The gallows was built In Hall county for
- - . the hanging of 11 mnn named Hurt , It wns
robbed of its victim , however , by u commuta
tion of sentence Issued by Governor Dnwes ,
The lucky murderer Is now supposed to bo m
the penitentiary. Thu machine wns brought
hero lust April by Sheriff Jones and wns
put In position for ttio hanging of April 17
last , which did not tnko place ,
Semiring thu Hopo.
The mutter of supplying ropes lor the
Changing of murderers Is r.ot ns easy as most
x people might suppose. There Is a concern In
' fit , I.outs which makes ropes of all sizes and
of various materials for this purpose. Ono
of these , made of silk nnd costing $13 was
purchased by Sheriff Jones. Ho tested It
an the gallows with n bag of sand on the
inornlng of the 17th of lost month and the
rope broke. The sheriff then sent to a hard
ware store In town nnd bought nn ordinary
manlllu rope. Ho tested that nnd that broke
also. The reprieve camo.
Up to tonight the sheriff had provided no
special rope other than these mentioned with
which to do the work , Ttio only rope ho can
procure now will ho ono whlcli will bo pur
chased in this city aim which , It Is thought ,
will bo nblo to support the condemned because -
cause , It Is claimed , his neck will "glvo" a
great deal moro than would u testing bag of
Kami , The fall will bo between six and seven
After the gallows had been Inspected ,
the prisoner was visited In the Jail.
He wus dressed in ulack trousers
and n grey flannel shirt , open at the throat ,
had not been shaved for u eoupln of days.
Ills light hair was uncombed , Ho were a
small moustache which failed to conceal u set
of lips which quivered with nervous excite
ment. The man was palo nnd ill at case. Ho
did not uppear to bo moro than twenty-two
years of ngc. He had not the brutal expres
sion nnd ferocity with which ho has been ac
credited. And yet. there was nn expression
nbout the lips und n nervousness In every
move , every glance of the eye , which showed
him to bo dangerous man to provoke. Ho
Is ruther a comely person , with regular fea
tures , n slight dllllcultv In enunciation and
with n pair of light hluo eyes which nro
nbliizo with cither excitement or rumorso.
Ho received his visitors with u.smilo and expressed -
pressed his pleasure In meeting a BIK : repre
sentative. THE Bun was u paper bo hud read
nnd a paper that nad treated him fairly.
There were some papers which had not done
so and ho could not understand why they
should act In that manner.
"I have not now any statement which I
want to make without consulting my spiritual
advisor , " snld Hnuenstine. "I have told him
everything , but 1 can not tell It now. Ho
will , I think , propara something which ho
will give you , and which you can rely on. be-
cuuso it is truo. I don't want to do anything
that might injure mo. "
"What will bo the nature of the state-
'Well ' , I can't toil you , but ho can. I
would rather have the statement published
In TUB Bii : : than In any other pancr nnd If
you sco my spiritual adviser you may get it. "
"When will the statement bo prepared ! "
Hnucnstlno's lips trembled. Ho scorned
embarrassed as also to divine the thoughts
regarding himself which were running
through the minds of his visitors.
"Ho may not got It ready until nfter after
the thing is over , but I don't know , " ho
Thcro is scarcely any doubt that
an attempt will bo mndo to show thnt
llnuonftino wns provoked to commit the
murder mid thnt n certain attorney in town
advised him to euro- weapon. These fuels
were ndduced In the trial , but had no effect
upon tbo jury , especially when the man wns
found to bo in poisosslon of the stolen prop
erty which was being sought. Tlio state
ment can do him tittle good , especially If it
should not bo wade until after ho shall uavo
passed Into eternity.
Information upon this point was sought
today by Mrs. Hoton , twice bereaved , ono of
Huucnstino's victims being her brother and
the other her son. She asked the murderer
vhethor ho bud shot the men ns they came
up to the house or us they were leaving , but
his answer wus thnt he did not dcsiro to talk
about the matter. That fact , however , was
established , because' the shooting did not
tuko plnco until after all the man had loft the
Mrs. Hotcn then wanted to know if angrv
words had passed holwccn Hiuioiistino anil
the murdered men and ho Voplled that such
was the case. One of the men , however , was
shot In the back of thoheud , showing that ho
must have been leaving the place when mur
The woman said she forgave the slayer of
her kindred and prayed God for his forgive
ness.Huuonstlno was nlso vlsltod today by his
two sisters , Mrs. Heedhead and Bylor , who
llvo near Over. This was their llrst visit to
him since lie was sent to the penitentiary for
Today ho was also called upon by a num
ber of the members of the woman's Chris
tian Temperance union , to each of whom ho
promised n mutch safe , which ho Is making
out of cigar boxes. Some of these boxes uro
rather attractive and bear rollcious symbols ,
nnd ono of them has the words , "In God I
Trust. " All of thorn have Hauenstlno's In
itials In bronze on their faco.
Hauonstino bus written a letter to Miss M.
F. Klngman , University Place , Lancaster
county , In which appears the following :
lam quite happy , happier thun I hnvo been
for years I Inlly bollevo I am forgiven. 1
believe my sins have been washed a\vuy en
tirely , though I feel nt tlmo * as though I
onislit to bo good to ull that It , around mo unit
true to myaolf. to my country und true to mv
God. lint ut times I feel us though I weron t
vet good enonxh when It looks as though I
ought to lead almost u perfect llfo for sueh u
short time us I urn supposed to huvo to live ,
yet I try , und try us I will , I fall n little , nnd
we cannot tell of half the temptations thut Is
before ono that Is placed In my condition until
they uio put In the same circumstances us I
. * * * I huvo hud
inn. surely plenty to know
what K before u man In my llx.
Ho nlfo thanks Miss Klnirnmn for klnd
shown him , nnd requests her to see John
Brownwick , convict No. 11125 nt the peniten
tiary and tell him to reform and lead a bolter
The town Is rnpldly lllllng with farmers
from the surrounding country. Undoubtedly
u number of them are armed. It Is not possi
ble to foresee what may take place If there
should bo a delay in the execution or If the
rope should broak.
Nobody fears that Governor Thnyer will
Interfere , though a lady In Madison has sent
him n remonstrance against the Infliction of
capital punishment , basing objections upon
the blblo and oi < the score of humanity.
At midnight it Is raining hoivlly nnd ha
been for several hours past. The downpour
however , has not prevented the relatives of
the murdered men from arriving , Homo of
them coming nearly foity miles overland.
Tlio rain will continue pretty steadily nil
night , nnd the execution mny tnko place In a
ITo Mnilo n Confession ,
At midnight Hauenstino sent for THE Br.n
reporter and in the presence of Charles Park-
hurst nnd the spiritual advisor of iho accused ,
Hoy. T. P. Haley , made the following ad
mission , willed Tnu Bun gives to the public
for the first time :
"I am not the malicious man my
fellow men thhik 1 am. My lite nnd
notions since Governor Boyd's reprieve speak
for themselves. I cannot but feel grateful
to that gentleman for prolonging my life.
My earnest prayer Is that God may bless him
and proloncr his llfo for many days.
"Two weeks prior to the .shooting and kill
ing of Hoten mid Ashley I wns accused of
potty thieving. The murdered men , with
others , annoyed , provoked nnd threatened
mo with bodily injury. When they carried
their annoyance too far I oimo to Broken
Bow nnd consulted a lawyer. I was advised
to protect myself. During the two weans
previous to the shooting I was especially an-1
nnyod by these men , At ono tlmo somobodv
poisoned water thut I had hauled in barrels
from my neighbors. Evidence of poisoning
was shown uftpr watering ono of my horses.
After the norse had drank the water It became -
came sick , showing symptoms of poisoning.
When I o Murdered ,
"On the fatal day Hoten nnd Ashley came
to my house , without authority , to search for
u few things thut had been taken
from the school house. Mr. Hoten curried n
Winchester across his arm. As ho n\t- \
proachcd mo I Invited them Into the house
and gave them the clock that I had taken ,
nnd then askoa thorn to dinner. They would
not eat with mo. An altercation took place
and In the heat of passion I shot Hoton to
protect myself. Then I shot Ashlov , who ut-
tempted to draw his pistol from his pocket.
"It Is v.-oll
known that when Hoton wus
leaving his house ho took n pistol und rillo
with him , as hl > wlfo can substantiate the
story thut ho said ho would taku the rlllto because
cause ho had heard that Hauenstlno wns n
bud boy nnd that ho would leave the rillo in
the buggy If ho didn't need It ,
Ucmoi-M ) Hir the Act.
"Hud these men not provoked mo I would
never have shot them. I thought too much
of them to do them any barm , but
when they came to search my house
without a warrant , armed with pistols and
rltlus , all that had taken place
fCONTl.NUBD OS 8ECOSD JUGE. ]
IN DEFENSE OF MRS , SHEEDY
Witnesses Who Do Not Bcliovo the Woman
is aa Bad tn Bho is Painted ,
HER ATTORNEYS ELATED WITH HOPE.
HoiiMntionnl Kniiturc of MoKurland's
Third Confcislon Cl.ilniN to Have
Muilo iv Former AHSimlt on
tlic Murdered Man.
LINCOLN , Nob. , Muy 21.-fSpeclal to TUB
Bin.J : MM. Shccdy's nttornoys fcol elated
and express Uio belief that It Is almost un
necessary to attempt to offer any testimony
In defense. The attorneys for Monday Me-
Farland expnys themselves In nn equally
hopeful manner concerning tuo testimony of
fered against Mrs. Shccdy , but forget to say
anything concerning the strong chain of
evidence that lias been woven about tliolr
client , the negro.
Ono of the sensational developments In the
third confession of Monday McFarlnnd s
read late yesterday afternoon was the ono to
the olTect that he was tlio man who had shot
at Shccdy about a week before the llnal as
sault that ended In .Shecdy's death. The
negro said that Mrs. Sbcedy came through
the gate ll.-st at thnt time. Mr. ShcoJy fol
lowed after. McFarland said that Mvs.
Sheed.v looked at him and passed on. Me-
Fnrlatid then fired In thonlr , but not for the
purpose of killing ShoeJy. Ho then ran
south through the yard and oscapod.
The first witness put on the aland on the
part of the defense was C. O. Whodon. Ho
testified that ho was well acquainted with
Mr. and Mrs. Shccdy , and that their homo
llfo wns a happy ono as fur as ho know.
Low Franklin tostillcd to the snmo effect.
A. Hitchcock tostilled that ho was on Thir
teenth and O streets on the ntcht that
Sheody was assaulted. Ho hoard the shots.
George Currier was with him. The two ran
west to Twelfth street. There they saw two
men running south on Twelfth. The two
men seemed to disappear near the southwest
corner of Twelfth and O , near the opera
George Currier , the companion of Hitch
cock , corroborated the statements of tnat
gentleman in every way.
Wilbur Mays of the Transit hotel , which
hostelry Is Just west across the street from
the Slicodv residence , testilled tnat Just niter
the shots wore ilred by Sheody ho saw two
men como out of the alloy and run south on
Mrs. Carne Hatch tostifloil that Mr. and
Mrs. Sheedv seemed to think a great deal of
each other. The night that Mr. Sheedy was
hurt the witness wont to the Sheedy resl-
dot'co. She saw Mrs. Shoedy kneeling by
the side of Sheedy's bed and saying in the
presence of A number of people :
"John , John , don't you know moi"
Witness continued : "I llrsto.illedon Mrs.
Sheody nine years ago. 1 did not know until
the recent trouble" out what the two were
married. At the time Mrs. Sheedy returned
from Buffalo she complained that John wasn't
nt the train to meet her. At another time
Mrs. Sheedy said whenever she came back
from a trip she had to get acquainted with
him over again. '
After leaving the stand Mrs. Hatch took n
scat near Mrs. Sheedy and remained there
the rest of the day.
Charles M. Carpenter , the saloonkeeper ,
was the next witness. Ho testified that ho
was at the Sheedy residence the night
Shccdy was assaulted , and Mrs. Shceuy
showed evidence of grief.
Cross examination : "Dr. Hurt fcallod mo
over to the Shccdy residence at 4 o'clock.
While I was there I did a number of errands
for Mrs. Shoedy. "
Pnllpot , Monday MoFarlaud's attorney ,
objected to such questions being asked. Mr.
Hall then asked :
"Did you not make a remark In your sa
loon that you expected something of the
kind just niter John Sheody was assaultedi1'
"No , sir. "
"Were you and Mrs. Sheedy on good
"Yes , sir. "
A number of other questions wore asked
concerning the Intimacy existing between
Mrs. Sheedy and the witness , b'ut nothing
could bo brought out.
A. W. Carder , brother of ex-Captain Car
der , thun took his place on the witness stand.
Carder tostlliod that ho was at the Sncedy
residence the night that Sheedy was as
"Wero you employed by John Sheedy a few
weeks before his death to watch two certain
Mr. Hall objected to this testimony , showIng -
Ing by authorities that such evidence was indefinite -
definite , speculative and unfounded , and de
clared that the prosecution find as mucli right
to introduce testimony as to what suspicions
Mr. Sheody had expressed concerning his
wlfo being connected with the murder as the
defense hud to Introduce the testimony that
they were seeking to got In through Carder.
A long debate ensued and finally the court
adjourned until 'J p. m. , without tho'mattor
In the afternoon Carder was again put on
the stand. The court then ruled that Carder
could answer the question that had been put
to him. The witness testified that ho had
not only been employed by Sheedy to watch
him , but that on the night that Sheody had
been struck the witness was there shortly
afterwards and expressed the belief that tbo
gambler , Gleason , had struck him.
On cross-examination Mr. Hull nsliod :
"Didn't you toll Mrs. Shceiiy In the pros-
cnco of Will Barrett that she know some
thing about HI"
Objected to by Strode. Objection over
Ttio witness answered : "No. "
"Didn't you state at ono tlmo that you
looked through the window of tuo Sheedy
residence and saw Mrs. Sheody sitting In
The witness colored up and I'hllpot ob
jected to the question. Muanwhilo Carder
regained his composure , and when the court
ruled that the question was all right , ho
"No , sir.11
The witness was then excused.
Mrs. A. B. Hosmon was called , The ob
ject of putting her on the stand was to refute -
futo the testimony of McFarland that ho was
the man who shot at Shccdy about a wcok
before the fatal assault was made. She tosti
lled that on tbo night Shoedy was shot at
she nnd her husband were passing by the
Sheedy residence , nnd positively declared
that the man who tired the revolver was a
white man , although his back was towards
Mrs. Ilosmun's husband was put on the
stand nnd miuto oven more positive asser
tions. Ho declared that ho saw the man who
Ilred fall down and roll over , and ho could
sco that ho was a whlto man , with a moustache -
tacho and a beard about two or three days
old. The man wore n faded brown overcoat.
Mrs Maggie Hertz was called. She testi
fied that she lived near the Sheedy rcmldenco.
Thollghts were very blight on the night
that Sheedy was assaulted , She and her
husband passed by , She saw Mr. and Mrs.
Stiecdy reading In the parlor. Shosuw thorn
again In tha snmo situation when she re
turned between 7 nnd 8 p. m , , and a few
minutes before tbo assault.
Mr. Hertz , the husband of the preceding
witness testified the same as his wife.
Mrs. White , wtio lives Just east of Jtho
Sheedy residence , wus put on the stand. She
testified that she ban never seen any colored
man hang around the Sheedy rosldenco.
Mrs. Davis , a milliner , swore that she had
oiten seen Mr. and Mrs. Shoody out walking
nnd driving and they appeared to enjoy each
other's company ,
A * this Juncture Mr , Hall asked :
"How often Imvo you seen Mr. and Mrs.
Sheedy laughing and talking while out driv
ing ! "
The witness replied :
"Only n few times. "
1 hen Mr. Strode atkcd tbo witness If she
hadn't often seen Mr. Hall , ouo of the coun
sel for the state , out walking and driving a
number of times with his wlfo. The answ
was In the nflirnvUlve. Then Mr. Strode
asked : | i
"How often hnvo you seen , Mr. and Mrs.
Hall laughing nndtnlfdngwhllonutdrlvlngl"
The witness answered ;
"Not onco. "
A roar of laughter followdd.
Miss Jojle Dowdcn , sister of the preceding
witness , corroborated \ \ every way her sis-
Marshal S. M , Mellck was the next wit
ness. Ho testified that ho saw Mrs. Sheody
every day from the tlmorot the assault to the
tlmo of her arrest ono' week uf lonvnrds nnd
she Invariably evinced great grief whenever
the death of Mr : Sheedy was referred to.
The trial ended for the day by the defense
showing that the probate court'hnd rondo an
nllowunco for Mrs. Shtody of $1,000 and that
the heirs of John Shocdy had appealed the
snmo and the appeal WTis now pending ,
Court then adjourned ,
X4 TIUA'AM , JlttEirEllS.
Election oronlecrs mill Other Ilitfll-
Ct.KVKt.txi ) , O. , May 21.At the mooting
of the National Brewers' association today It
was agreed that the special building for the
displays of brewing products nnd apparatus
at the world's ' fair would not bo practicable.
Resolutions were adopted authorizing
the advisory committee to procure
nn analysis of every nrtlclo idvor-
tlsed In brewing Journals nnd to pub
licly denounce thosd which nro found
to bo poisonous or In nny way Injurious. It
was decided to send an agent to the beer
countries of Europe to tnnko arrangements
for a regular IntOBcbango of publications and
reports relating to questions of Interest to
tbo trade. The committee on restrictive
legislation recommended .that n formal pro
test bo sent to congress against excessive
duties on Imported raw materials used oy
brewers. The report vrtw adopted.
State Senator Charles A. Studloy and Dr.
Francis A. Wvntt of Ne v York were elected
honorary members In recognition of work
done in certain matters of legislation.
The following ofhcors were elected :
President , Ellis Walnright , St. Louis ;
vice presidents , Henry Clausen , Now
York , and Leo Earnest , Chicuco ; treas
urer , James Llobman , Brooklyn ;
trustees , thrco years , Theodora C. Engel ,
Philadelphia ; T. J. Leffens , Chicago ; Will
iam F. Is'oelker , St. Louis ; II B. Schumann ,
Brooklyn For members , of the vigilance com
mittee , Henrv H. Huotor , Boston ; Henry
Clnusen , Jr. , Now York ; N. W , Kendall , Now
Haven , Conn. ; H. B. Soharmann , Brooklyn ,
N. Y. ; Christ Fergcmspatr , Newark , N. Y. ;
August Uihlcin , Milwaukee ; Peter Llobor ,
Indianapolis ; Christ Moorlin , Cincinnati ; L.
Schlathcrs , Cleveland ; Alfred Woithmucller ,
Burlington , lu. ; William [ H. Hall , Now
Haven , Conn. ; Joseph ; Trcuer , Chicago ;
I. I. Straub , Ulttsbui-K. and Alle
gheny ; Hobort PortnerAlexandria ) , Vn. ;
August Goobel , Detroit'VilHam Hutnin. St.
Paul ; Henry Vonderhorst. Baltimore ; A.
Hoymann , Wheeling , W. J'a. ; Phil Xang ,
Denver ; C. MoU , Omaha ; A. G. Wleland ,
San Francisco ; Moritz l-.oy.myer , Sioux Falls ,
S. D. For members of thb'a'lvisory ' commit
tee , Theodore C. Encc ! , ! Philadelphia ; J.
Chris G. Hupfel , Now York ; W. A. Mlles ,
New York ; E.V -G. Worse , Now Yoik ;
George Ehrct , Now iYork/Thomus ; Wallace ,
Now York" ; Christian , Foigbaspar , Newark ,
N. J. ; E. W. Voigt , Detroit ; Gustav Pnbst ,
Milwaukee ; Henry "Uibleiu , Milwaukee ;
William Bartholomnyf fycbestor ; Joseph
Schuror , Chicago ; August Dusob , St. Louis ;
George Mocrletn , Cincinnati ; Charles Hun-
rich , Washington. If * < -
The next convpntlon-WUJ'Uo.hcld in Boston ,
Tonight the festivities and business of the
association was concluded jjJth ; n banquet.
Story or Such Fiendish Brutality ns
to Ila AlniDs't .Ityyo ut iljllef.
LOUISVII.I.I : , Ky. , May-Jli A story of bru
tal outrage , murder ar/d 'swift , vcngoanco
upon the two murdorort. comes from Sandy
Hook , a mountain to' vn near Ashland ,
In western Kentucky. Near Sandy
Hook Maud Flooncr died recently
from being thrown I'by her horse and
assaulted by George and John Wllcox ,
brothers , who had been her suitors She had
promised to marry .Amos Queen , who had
mot her whllo she was teaching school ne&r
Sandy Hook , and about three weeks ago
started to visit a friend Jiear where she hud
taught. The Wllcoxes were passing the
road she was traveling , saw her ,
hid lu the bushes , scared the
horso. the horse 'ran ' away and she
was thrown and had both logs broken. The
Wllcoxos picked hoi ; fop/ revived her and
drew straws as to whoibho should bo com
pelled to marry , bore her to a cabin and de
manded that she agree to marry John , to
whoso lot she felt. Siiurofusod , and fainted.
They tried to sot her legs and kept her a
prisoner in the cabin. When found by her
brother and aflluncod she said : "Tho Wll-
coxrs aid it. " and died soqu after.
Examination showed that she hud boon
chained to the cabin Wall. The Wllcoxos
were captured ana confessed , whereupon
they were shot to death by the brother nnd
lover. They explained'in ' their confession
that they chained the girl because she had
attempted to escape. t
Miss Floonor was tha 4nughtor of a prom
inent citizen of Hlch-nond , Vii. , who removed
to Sandy Hook some yeiU'4 ago and died
there. She was only twcnty-onayours old , u
church member and a Sthtday school teacher.
, Secret Meeting of thin National Execu
CINCINXVTI , O. , May 41. 1 ho nationalists
met this morning and a'doptcd a resolution
heartily endorsing the national union conven
tion platform. Bright nnjl early today the now
national executive committee got together for
its first mooting. Everybody but the mem
bers of the committee w js excluded. Robert
Schilling of Milwaukee , was elected secre
tary and M. C. Uunliln of Terre Haute ,
treasurer. The members then busiea themselves -
selves in filling out the 'vacancies ' that nad
been loft in the national committee as the
result of the rush that preceded the adjourn
ment of the convention , The national com
mittee wus presided over by Chairman Tnu-
bnneck. " j ,
It was resolved tn authorize tbo issue of a
call for voluntary contributions.
It was also resolved ttmta national execu
tive comir.ittco bo fonhed to consist of a
chalrm Hecrotury-treasijrcr.nnd four mem
bers. ' 1 four elected nrp Ueorgo F. Wash-
burn , Mu ichusettsj ( it ft Garth or , Ala
bama ; Iiin us Donnelly , Minnesota ; J. H ,
Duvls , Texas ' si
The commiiteo adjourned.'subject to the
call of the executive committee. This com
mittee mot Immediately. afterward and
elected Kobert Schilling- permanent secre
tary nnd M. C. Kankln permanent treasurer.
A resolution adopted .provided for
the appointment of ( suite , county
and local committees of tuppeoplo's party In
each state for the feystoinatio organization
and furtherance of the Work , nnd that the
secretaries of each committee shall as soon
as the same is constituted * report the names
of onicers nnd members to Robert Schilling
of Milwaukee. "
The chairman nnd secretary were given
authority to organize a state or territory not
represented at the Cincinnati convention by
the appointment of a 'committee of three
members , who shall proceed to organize as
In other states ,
ST. Louts , Mo. , May 21. It is a significant
fact that while tl-o Order , of Hallway Con
ductors decided to federate the convention
took no stop looking to the accomplishment
of that much talked of/question. The order ,
It is said , seeks to become mom bin without
making application'so if thoy'become dis
satisfied they can withdraw and say the
officers had no right to , federate. The con-
ventlon adjourned to moot In Toledo next
Kx-MlniMor Tuft Demi.
SAN Dicoo , Cala. , May 21. Ex-Mlnlstor
Taft died this morning.
PENSION OFFICE AFFAIRS.
Result of nn Investigation Into Young
Ennui's ' Peculations ,
HINTS OF PROBABLE LEGAL ACT.ON ,
Victim of nn Unholy Con-
splrucy I'ostinnstor Gun oral
\Vanaiiiaker Tired of Ills
inxnioN Bunr\o Titn BCE , )
J51l ! FoUIITKUVTIt StllliUr. >
WASIIIXOTOV , D. C. , May 21. |
A report upon the case of young Huum ,
who resigned from the assistant chief clerk
ship of the pension ofllce , charged with pec
ulations connected with a-polntmcnts , etc. ,
has been nindo by the clv orvlco commis
sion to the secretaries of 'bo Interior and
treasury , and President Hirrisonhas been
requested by the president oJ the commission
to ask the attorney general whether the of
fenses charged against young Haum nro pun
ishable under the statutes. The attorney
general has declined to express nn opinion
unless requested to oy Piusldcnt Harrison.
Further than this turn in affairs there Is
nothing now tonight roirnrdlng the status of
pension olllco affairs. In his Interview with
the prosluont vostorday afternoon General
Haum stated that his son was guiltless of nny
crlmo nnd was the victim of n conspiracy
within the pension ofllco , and intimated that
nn olllccr nbovo himself ( s ui to bu Assistant
Secretary Bussoy ) was ccaitltutlonully op
posed to the management of the ofllco and
had contributed to the dimensions therein.
The commissioner toques' uJ ilio president to
direct a committee of h's ' , vn selection to
thoroughly investigate thi' oh.irges against
Green B. Katun , jr. , nnd a. so .isrntnst the
commissioner , nnd stated that bo would bo
satisfied with the verdict. The president
would naturally hesitate to order an Investi
gation of this character , as it would not only
impugn the official conduct of an assistant
secret iry of the interior , but question the of
ficial action of tbo secretary of the interior.
The request of the commissioner goes over
till Secretary Noble retur.is to the city. It
is not believed that i ! will bo grunted.
Ex-Commlssloner , V. W. Dudley said this
afternoon : "I believe ho Is the
victim of a conspiracy , and I do
not think ho should bo sacrificed
to the clamor for his resignation. I think ho
Is an honest man. There has always boon a
conspiracy in the ofllco against its head , and
so long as the present organization exists
there will continue a conspiracy. The com
missioner should bo given absolute control ot
the ofllce. Ho cannot make removals , pro
motions or appointments. Ho is continually
whipsawcd. If ho asks for something on its
merits the secretary is urged by political In
fluences to act for oolltlcs , and vice versa.
It doesn't make any difference how good the
secretary nnd commissioner are , or how har
monious they may bo , there Is u constitu
tional disarrangement and 'a friction under
the present system. Give the commissioner
full power , hold him nlono responsible nnd
ho will make u success of his management.
He can never do it until ho bus the full
power. I wouldn't ' have the ofllco again for
$ J3OOi , ) your. " *
THIKU OF OW10' <
Should President Harrison bo ro-clected
there will be nMcast oud of his present cab
inet officers who will not servo uudor him for
another term , nnd yet his dotorminntlon not
to continue ) much loneor m public llfo In no
way reflects dissatisfaction with his chief.
Postmaster. General Wanumakor has told one
of his business friends that as soon as Presi
dent Harrison Is ro-electcd , nnd ho Is confi
dent that ho will bo re-elected , he intends to
tender his resignation. The postmaster general -
oral things ho may servo out his entire term ,
nnd indeed ho intends so to do , but thai it Is
his determination not to continue in public
life after Match 4 , 1893 , there can bo no
"Thoro Is nothing in a cabinet ofllco , " said
ho to his friend , "that commends Itself to a
business man after ho has secured n thor
ough Insight Into his duties. A cabinet
officer has u great deal of hard work to do ,
and although he mxy bo us faithful as ho pos
sibly can bo , ho gets little or no credit for
what ho does. 1 shall bo glad to go buck to
private life alter my lour years of servitude
are at an end. "
_ IAXD nr.cisioxs.
Assistant 'Secretary Chandler today re
versed the dccUion of the commissioner
holding for cancellation the pre-emption
filing of William F. Silanso , contested by
John Yeaffor. for the northwest one-quarter
of sectlpn 7 , township T , range .19 west , Me-
flnnlf ilistrlnt. Hn ilUmtssRcl the contest of
Cnatles W. Huffman vs" 'Albert .1. Huu-lior
for the northeast one-quarter , section 14 ,
township 3 north , range 31 west , McCook
district , which was ordered cancelled below.
From the same district in the contest upainst
cash entry for the east ono-quartcr , northeast
one-quarter section 20 , township 3 north ,
range 20 west , McCook district. In tlio case
of Charles H. Boyle vs Alexander Stewart ,
which was held for cancellation by the com
missioner , the assistant secretary affirmed
the decision Dclow and ordered cancellation.
The decision of the commissioner dismissIng -
Ing the contest of L. J. O'Toolo vs Caleb C
Buchcldor , Walertown , S , I ) . , district Is
H. M. Thurston was today appointed post
master nt Okay , Plutto county , Neb. , vlco M.
Sheridan , resigned ,
Peter L Pratt of Iowa has passed n suc
cessful examination for a cadetship at the
United States navul academy at Annapolis ,
Md. Piiiuv S. HCA.TII.
HAS IIEITUX It.lllIVfi GlttiUX.
A Peculiar KltliiK Machine Invented
15y a Gun Maker.
WASHINGTON" , May 21. Hiram J. Maxl-
mono , ono of the Americans who makes guns
In Europe because ho can got u better market
for them there , is Just now working out a
flying machine with which ho proposes to
revolutionize methods of warfare. Mr.
Mnxlmonc is In Washington and yesterday
talked about his plans for a flying muchlna
"If I can rise from the coast of Franco , "
ho said , "sail through the air across the
channel nnd drop half a ton of glycerine
upon nn English city , I can revolutionize the
world , I believe I can do It if I liva long
enough. If I dla some one will come after
mo who will bo successful where 1 nave
Mr. Maxiuiono has built at his workshop
near Kent , England , a small flying machine
with n wooden screw as Its motive power.
The screw revolves all the way from 1OOJ , to
i.KK , ( ) revolutions per mlnuto.
"What Is your machine like ! " ho was
"My first machine was a small ono. It was
nn Inclined plane , fourteen fcol long nnd four
foot wide , built to move against tbo air edge
wise. I built on it nn arm about thirty feet
In length , revolving In u circumference of 200
feet. The arm was movable so that It would
rise nnd fall. When the machine traveled at
the rate ot thirty miles an hour It remained
in the same plane. When It was increased to
thirty-five miles It begun to rise ; at ninety
miles It ( lulled Its guy wlroi with such force
that it broke thorn , and now wo have to keep
it chained. All our experiments were con
ducted with the greatest accuracy. Delicate
machinery measured the npcod per mlnuto
und per hour , the push nnd the power of the
screw. The horse pouerof the motor and
every other factor was measured. "
"But this little inui'hltic can hardly bo of
practical use. "
"Very true , but now I am at work on a
largo machine , built of silk and steel , that
will do on a largo scale what the other ma
chine docs on a small scale. Wo found by
experiment that ono horse power will carry
1U ! poundi at tbo rate uf meaty-tiro mlles
nn hour.Vo proved also that our screw
would easily lift forty times as much as tt
could push. 1 have built a motor weighing
1M)0 ) His nnd which pushes 1,000 pounds.
It wborcforo \ lift 40,000 pounds. The
weigh my machine concrnlly , with con.
ucnset . ter supply , petroleum nnd two
men ls\ \ ' pounds , so you sco what n mar
gin I hV \ oft. "
" \ \ 'M.hoslzoof yourlnreo machine i"
"It wl 5- eleven feet wide and forty foot
long. It , bo propelled by two Immense
screws ly , . -cry much llko the screws of
ocean 8t -9 , with broader blades. The
steam Is irutcd by heating copper by
petroleum : ondenst'd after being used so
that wo ci\ \ it along with two gallons of
water. Tit > ller Is of the finest Whit-
worth steel vlll use about forty pounds
of petroleum. , . . . hour. "
"How uro you going to test the innchlnol"
"It will bj placed on nn'anglo of sixteen
feet on n railroad track about four feet wide
nnd will skim along , the pressure of air
under It being equal to sixty pounds to tlio
snuurotnch. At thirty miles mi hour It will
begin to rise , und as the speed Increases it
will mount hinder. If you want to descend
you will slacken speed , or If you wish to pro
ceed nn u straight line on n certain height ,
you como back to thirty miles an hour , "
"But suppose you should tip overt"
"O , no , " said Mr. Maximono with n laugh ,
"you may bo sure that U one contingent that
wo uro bound shall not occur. It will bo Im
possible for the machine to fall forward or to
sink backwards or fail over. "
t HnrrlHoii 1'roolaliMH theKort
Itci'thold KrscTvatlon Open.
WASHINGTON , May 21. President Harrison
today issued a proclamation opening to pub
lic settlement about sixteen hundred acres of
land in the Fort Berthold Indian rosorvr.Hon
in North Dakota. The following Is the doc
Ily Iho president of the United Suites of
Ameilen A proclamation : Whcicus 1'tiisu-
iint to nn net of eonuims. uppioved .May 15.
18si ( , entitled , "An uei inuUhiK upproprlutlons
for the eurient und contingent expenses of
tlio Indian depuitment und for fnilllllnir
treaty stipulations with various irlbes for the
year 1'inlliiK Juno ; i , iss" . und for ether pur
poses , " un agreement wus entered Into on December -
comber 14 , ls-0 , by John V. Wright , .lined W ,
Helens und Charles V. l.nrrnlioo , commission
ers on the part of the United Hiatus. Ith t ho
A rok us , tlrosvenlio nnd Miindun tribes of In
dians resldlnc on Port HerthoUl leservatlon In
the then territory of Dakota , now the slate of
North D.ikotu , embracing u majority of nil
thn mule ndult members of suld tribes ; and ,
Whereas. Ily un uet of congress approved
MarchII , 1MI1 , entitled , "An uet tanking uppio-
prlutlons for the eurrontund contingent ex
penses of the Indian department an I for ful
filling trenty stipulations with vin lous tribes
for tlio year ending Juno 'M , 1MU , und for
other purposes. " iho aforesaid agreement of
December 14 , IbMI , was ueeepted. rutllled and
confirmed except us to urtk'le ( i thereof , which
wns modified and channel ! on the purl of the
I'nlted Hl.ilcsso us lo read "that the lesltlno
or lands within said diminished reservation ,
after all ullolinents ha\o been made us nto-
vlded In article. ! . of this agreement , shutl bo
hold by the H.I Id irlbes ot Indians us u leser-
vutlim ; " und
Whereas , Ita \ provided In suld lust above
mentioned net that Ill's act shall tiiko effect
only upon the acceptance of the inii.lllluatlon
and eh inges mudu by the United States as to
aitlelo rt of the said agreement by Hie Hiild
tribes of Indians In manner und form ns said
agreement wus ussonteil. which snld uccept-
uiico nnd consent shall be made Known by
proclamation by the president of the United
slate1- upon satisfactory proof presented to
him that Die said acceptance und consent
have been obtained In such manner and form ;
Whereas. If s'lt'sfuutory pi oof has been pre
sented to mo that the ticcoptnni'o of .mil eon-
Bent , to the provisions of Ilia nctlunt named by
the different liamlsof Indians residing on HaUl
leservatlon huvp been obtained In manner
und fortn.ns qajd agreement , ! ) ! December.- ! ! ,
18HO , Wus nssentcd to , ' " * "
Now therefore. I , Hcnjamln Harrison , presi
dent of the United Htntos , by virtue ot the
power In mo vested , do hereby make known
und proclaim tlio acceptance of this consent
lo the modification und changes mndo by the
United ( Hates as to article U of suld iigicc-
ment by said tribes of Indians as required by
the net , and suld act Is hereby declared to ho
In full foreo und oll'eet , subject to ull the pio-
vlslons , conditions , limitations nnd restric
tions therein contained. All persons will tnko
notice of Iho provisions of suld act und of the
conditions und restrictions therein contained
and bo governed accordingly I fiirtlieimore
notify ull persons to particularly observe
thut u certain portion of the .said Fort
HerthoUl loser vat Ion not ceded and re
linquished by suld iiKcnts is rescnod
for allotment to und ulso ns n
reservation for the said tribes of In
dians ; nnd nil persons are , theiefoie.
hereby warned not to go upon uny ot the
lunds so reserved for nny purpose or with uny
Intent whatsoever , as no settlement or ether
rights can bo reseeuieil upon said lunds. und
all persons found unlawfully thereon will he
dealt with us Intruders nnd trespassers , und
1 heieby declaio all the lands sold , ceded und
relinquished to tha I'nlted stales under suld
agreement , namely , ull that portion of the
HerthoUl reservation laid down on Iho olllcial
map of Dakota published by tlio general
land ollleo In the year 1K.V3 lying
ninth of the seventieth parallel of
north latitude und nlso all thut portion lying
west of u south line six miles west ot the most
westerly point of the MX bond of the Missouri
ilver south ot the forty-eighth parallel of
north latitude open to settlement , und sub-
ject to disposal as provided In section'.1 , ) of tbo
uet of March il , IWI. ufoiosald.
In witness whereof I liuvo hereunto set my
hand und caused the soul of the Unltoi !
States to bo a nixed.
Done at the elty of Washington this twen
tieth day of May In the year ono thousand
elKht hundred und ninety-one , and of tbo
Independence of the United States the one
hundred and fifteenth.
XOXEY l ? < Ht MX1U.IXH ,
AKCIII Hlrotl'H Roml I ilcd
HURONS. . D. , May 21 , [ Special Telegram
toTitr Bun. ] S , II. Klrod was hero today.
Judge Kdgerton has approved his bond and
Ep'od will begin disbursing 50:1,200 : among
Indians at Slssoton agency about Juno 1.
Payment will bo made direct to the Indians
in drafts and checks which local banks will
Will Itu Ti-li.'d In Juno.
STUHOIS" " , S. D , , May 21. [ Special Tele
gram to Tim UBC.J A special term of the
circuit court for Meade county will bo held
Juno 2. ! , at wtilcli time the murderers of Few
Tails will bo tried. The prodding Judge de
cided tills morning not to admit the prisoners
THE n'KA'l'IlKll t'UUKVAHT.
For Omaha nnd Vicinity Unln , followed
by clearing ; slightly warmer ,
For the Dakotas Generally fair ; slightly
warmer ; winds becoming southerly.
For Mlssoiirl Uenorally fair , except
showers In north portion ; slightly warmer ,
except stationary temperature In south portion
tion ; north winds.
For Nobrask.i Showers ; warmer by Fri
day night ; winds becoming houiherly.
For ICansus Showers ; slightly cooler ; ex
cept stationary temperature In north portion :
For Colorado Showers ; warmer in east
portion , stationary temperature In the wes.1 ;
Cautionary signals nro displayed at Marquette -
quotto und buull Ste. Marie ,
Klks Klcit Ullloers.
Ky. , May 21. The Klks elected
officers us follows ; E. D. Hay of Washing ,
ton , grand oxnltcd ruler ; Frank 1C. Wright ,
Toledo , O grand leudlnu knight ; Peter J.
Busn , Detroit , esteemed grand loyal kulght ;
Dr. O. S. Spruguo , Rochester , esteemed
grand hccrotury knlgnt ; Allen O , Meyers ,
Cincinnati , grand secretary ; M. J. Bonrk ,
LouUvlllo , grand tollorF. ; William Bcchel ,
Omaha , grand treasurer. The case of John
L. Sullivan and Newark lodco was smoothly
adjusted by a decision that Sullivan never
lived In the Jurisdiction of Newark lodgound
therefore was not a legal member of It. ICx-
nltcd Or and Ruler Qumlan's action in declar
ing Sullivan unworthy of memborblup was
endorsed by the grand lodge.
K. of II. Kiipi'cini ) II < H\KO \ AdJonriiH.
NKwOiil-KASs , La. , May21 , The supreme
lodge of Knights of Honor completed all noo-
essary legislation today and adjourned to
meet in Charleston in May , 1S92 ,
lOlluEll AGAlNSl JAUiSONJ
Greatest light of tbo Season lu Progress Ifl
Sau Francisco ,
BOTH MEN EAGER AND WILLING TO FiGIITi
Hard HlttliiK , Skillful Wording nntl
Nliiihli ; Dodging Mark the .Mill
' No Dei'lHloii ut Tlit'co
SAX FIIANCISCO , Cnla. , Mny 21. No
Istlc event over occured on the Pacific coast
that created moro excitement than the great
heavyweight battle between Jim Coroutt of
San Francisco nnd I'otor Jackson ol Aus
tralia , which was fought at the gymnasium
of the California Athletic club tonight. The
points of the two lighters had been matters
of speculation for weeks , ami over since
the match was made and the men commenced
their training , the contest had been t'io ono
topic among the sporting people. The purse
'was n largo one , a lot il of $ IOOOJ and jlf)00
of which went to the loser.
The wonderful degree of Interest in the
match was due not only to the merits nnd
prominence of the principal" , hut also
to the fnct that the contest would
open the way to settling the
question of thu championship of the
world , for it was generally understood that
the winner would eventually meet. Frank
blavln , or any other mun who might como
forward for championship honors.
In I0\eo lent ( ondlllon ,
The condition of the men wan all that could
bo desired. They had trained hard und euro *
fully nnd It was thu opinion that neither man
had ever before been In bettor form.
Jackson was the heavier , but hi
every other respect it was generally
admitted that ono man possessed little
or no advantage over the other. Both were
recognized ns game lighters , possessing won
derful ability and wonderful quickness.
Neither belonged to the "slugger" typo of
pugilists. The colored man's ring exper
ience was fur greater than Corbott's , and It
was probably this fact as much us uny other
that made Jackson the favorite in the hotting
during the week before the light , nt odda
ranging fromO to 10 to S to 10.
Some comment was elicited Dy the fact
that Jackson sprained his ankle a week ngo
und It was still slightly swollen tonight , but
ns It had caused him no Inconvenience nt all
during his training , there was no real fear
expressed that It would give him imv trouble ,
during the light. A largo amount of money
was wagered on the contest during the last
two days , The pool rooms and other sport
ing resorts were crowded nnd there seemed
no end of olthor Jackson or Corbott money ,
The contestants were required to
bo In the club rooms this evening
at 8 o'clock , though tlio light waa
&ot for nu hour Inter. The California club
last night appointed Hiram Cook roforcd.
Jackson was seconded by Sara Fitzpatrlck
nnd Billy Smith ; Corbetfs seconds woro.
John Donaldson , Billy Delnny and Harry
" " * " -
The appearance of the California athlatig
rooms was the snmo as on other
occasions where similar contests oc
curred. The flooring within the ring
was covered with padding , over which
heavy dark colored felt was stretched. Anew
now feature at this contest was the ton-sec
end clock , which was cnllod into service
whenever n knockdown occurred.
Inhido the Gyinnnsiniii.
Soon after 0 o'clock the crowd commenced
to gather In the street outside of the club
house , nnd mi hour later the street was well
filled with stragglers who liud como there to
got u good position In the hope
of receiving early information from within
the gymnasium. By 7 o'clock there word
probably two hundred people in the room ,
and from that tlmo on they continued to
arrive ns fast ns the oftlcers at the narrow
entrance could admit them. Twenty police
men were in attendance to preserve order.
Some of these were in thobuildlng and others
were stationed on the roof or In the street.
The press facilities were somewhat crowded ,
the regular press stand having boon
removed to give moro space to specta
tors , but half a dozen Western Union
operators and several correspondents occu
pied n platform in one corneroftho gymna
sium nbovo the gallery. The reporters of the
locul papers were obliged to hold thotr paper
In their hands and take scats In the body ol
As the time approached everyone In the
hall showed eagerness to hnvo the principals
appear , though it was an hour before It would
bo time for thorn to outer the ring.
The California cluu some months noaban
doned Its commodious quarters , which It oc
cupied before the time when pugilistic en
counters were moro popular hero. The 8out-
Ing capacity of the gymnasium now In use Is
not moro than 1,200 , but soon after 8 o'clock
nearly every scat was occupied and In the
street outside the crowd wus almost as grout.
The best ot order prevailed , though within
the building thcro was a continued hum nnd
murmur of excitement und occasionally call *
for the preliminary boxing exhibition wlucb
was to precede the principal event.
The .Men un Hand.
Jackson nnd Corbott arrived at the club
rooms about 8 o'clock. Their entered tlio
building without uttructint ; much attention
nnd went to their dressing rooms Immedi
ately. The betting this evening generally
continued at the sumo odds In Jackson's '
favor which had prevailed durlnt ; the past
twenty-four hours , ? 100 to $00 and $100 to W
were the usual Ilguros.
It was some minutes utter 0 o'clock when
Jackson and Corbott , with tholr seconds , en
tered the ring. Botn principals were roT
ccived with cheers. Utirlnir luo few minutes
that followed whllo the glovos.wcro being
adjusted every eye in the building was
turned on the men und there was a general
expression of commondntlon at tbo excellent
form they presented. Tlio weights , ns noa
us could bo obtained , wcrj , .IncKson , 107 ;
Corbett , 18,1 ; thoJKh it was claimed by some
thut tbo difference was oven greater than
Connnnnued thu l < 1lht. |
After the glovas were adjusted tha men nil.
van ceil and hlioolc hands. Time wui called
/or tlio first round ut 0IO. : !
First Uound A few seconds were spent In
preliminary spurring. Jackson led lightly
und n clinch followed. The men broke away
slowly , JncKson led with the r'ht ! and1
missed ; another clinch followed and Corbott
seemed to break away. Corbett touched )
Jao' < son llu'htly on the Jaw , nnd us the round ?
closed he received n left-hander In the ribs. ,
Second Uound-Corbett led , and In the
clinch which followed ho forced JUCBOI ! ( . '
tignlnst the ropes , where they came to contorJ
Jackson led twice , but fulled to reach hU irmal
very hard. Corbott then got on Jackson'n
Htou.nch , and n moment later avoided a body
blow by dodging.
Hound ! ) Jackson attempted to light at
close range , but Corbott clinched. JJolh men
were wonderfully active on their feet. Con.
slderublo feinting folbwed. Corbett led forf
Juckson'B wind , but mlsso.l. Jackson fol
lowed Corbett around the ring , and the inttat
laughed us thu Australian tiled to hit bin )
hoiuu Hot KluhthiK.
Hound 4 The men walked round each
other cautiously for n full mmulo , Kvory
tlmo Corbott led ho followed II with u clinch.
He landed nurd on Jucluon's shlo thrco oe
four times und received nothing In ralurn.
The men were lighting at very close quar *
Hound n Jackson caught Corbott ligntly
on the ribs , nnd thoi played carjfully for aa
opening , Corbott forced him into bin cor
ner , but In the rally which followed Jucksou
had the better of It. Both men still
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