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Oratorical Attorneys Firing Eloquence at
the Intelligent Twelve.
Picking tlio Testimony to IMrccs
lliill'H t\i ! < lrrss nnd ItcvlcMV of
llic Htiito' * Cn c Defence
Well Argued.
LINCOLN , Neb. , May 2C.-Spcclal to Tun
BEE. ] Tbo day In the great Shcedy
case was devoted , almost entirely to
brilliant and pofnted oratory. Cap
tain W. II. Woodward ended his
argument and attacked stronglv the evidence
Tor the prosecution and intimating In almost
ns many words that the real murderers had
not been arrested , and startled the great
crowd by mentioning the names of certain
persons whom ho believed might have com
mitted the murder. Mr Frank M. Hall followed -
, lowed In a remarkable speech that consumed
* \bo greater part of the day , nmUicld the spec
tators spellbound with IU eloquence.
At 0 o'clock this morulng Mr. Woodward
resumed thu thread of his argument , which
was Interrupted yesterday. Ho reiterated
his statement that tha alleged confessions
were the Invention of some mind other than
that of Monday McFarland. Ho declared
that had Monday McFarland borrowed for
murderous purposes the revolver that was
referred to In evidence , the negro would
have remembered from whom ho borrowed
It , tut he does not remember from whom he
did get it. "I defy the gentlemen on the
part of the prosecution , " ho continued , "to
tell mo why they had a shorthand reporter
behind the curtain at tbo tlmo that the al
leged confession was made If they believe ,
as they claim , that my poor colored client Is
guilty. "
The attorney then drew a very
vivid picture , in which ho en
deavored to make it apparent that
Ji.Special Officer Krause must have been the
; murderer. "Tho fact that ho was standing
near a tree in front of the Shfccdy residence. "
ho continued , "waiting , as ho claimed , for the
electric car half a block away , Is very sus
picious. Why was Krause standing thereat
that tlmo ) Ho says that Sbccdy tired at nun
once and ho had to get behind n tree. He
gays that the man who assaulted Sheedy ran
pouth to the alloy and ran around the block ,
where ho was stopped by two oftlcers. Then
ho told the officers that Shocdy had been
, assaulted by somebody , and that somebody
[ - Tihd run down through the alloy. U was
like the fellow who cried , 'stop thief , ' when
ft lus was the thief himself. "
. $ $ $ r Mr. Woodward thru declared that Hyman
* Goldwatcr never had the cano in bis posses
sion , and assorted that the whole
story of the sale of the cano
had been manufactured by Dotnctlve
Malone and Goidwaier. "Tho wholostoiy , "
ho continued , "shows the ability of Gold-
r watcrtollo. Hu wanted money , nnd thr.t Is
what ho was after when he dlpjwd his tcnguc
In perjury. Goldwatcr claims that In 1 sis ho
sold the cano for the flrst tlmo to Mr. Tay
lor. W hero is Taylor ! Why haven't they
brought him on the witness stand ) The
prosecution has utterly ahTDnlsonilily fulled
to prove any part of the confession. They
, have failed to show that the curtain ot the
' window looking out on the porch was up.
They say that the fact that Stepney and
McFarland changed coats signifies nothing ,
as that was a common occurrence , and the
cxcbaniro was made on tbo preceding Tues
day. What witness is thcru who has sworn
tbat tbo ring found in the pawn shop was
the ono given to Monday McFurland by Mrs.
Kheedyl Mr. Hall , " said the speaker , "Ml
me , if you con , whcro Frank Williams , the
gambler , was on that futcful night. He is
not In the city. 'Tho wlcxcd fleeth when no
man pursueth. ' Where Is Frank Wil
liams , toll mo where Is Frank
" "lllams , | the short , chunky follow ,
o corresponds in ovrry way with the do-
"ition of the man who not only struck
dy but also shot at him a week before.
, innott , the phvsiclan who twirled the
.ull of John Sbeedy so deftly , was nut on
iho stand by tbo prosecution. The evidence ot
this doctor shows that he was ono of the con
spirators who are after the blood money of
Dennis Sheedy. "
Mr. Frank M. Hall then addressed the Jury
on behalf of the state. Ho apologized to the
Jury for appearing bof6ro them , as he had
never previously been connected with a
criminal case. He then launched forth Into
Ono of the most brilliant and stirring speeches
ever hoard in the district court room.
"Tho defense has been trying , " said he ,
"tn rrmku von bollovo that thn nrn uvn.
tion has been working In this solely
for nlood money. There has been moro
said about this than any action of toe prose
cution woulQ warrant. I have naught agalust
tbo prisoners at the bur. I would not lift my
finger to harm them In any manner. But
this Is not n tlmo for morbid sentimentality.
You have a duty to perform , nnd so huvo I.
I am willing to perform mine and have attempted -
tempted so to do. If there bos been moro
vlsror exhibited by mo In the prosecution of
this case than tbo defense luu liked , lot mo
assure you and them that it bos been
prompted by an honest motive.
"Our motives have been continually im
pugned by the defense at overv opportunity.
First "they cry that a reward was offered for
the conviction of the murderers. Are wo to
bo abused and slandered because a reward
was offered I Why. gentlemen , what would
vou expect woul 1 bo done when a great
crlrao has been committed I Must wo
do nothing for tbo apprehension
and punishment of tbo criminals !
This crime wo believe was planned by a
woman , and the negro McFarland was mere
ly a tool used to consummate this cold
blooded assassination. She planned It in the
silent hours of her meditation in her homo ,
ami wo believe that Mrs. Shcedy Is the
woman who planned this terrible mine and
itJtuday MoParland was her pliant tool In
the accomplishment of bur dreadful purposo.
lie bad the physical strength to strike the
t err I bio blow , but she had not. But she had
the nerve , wicked intent aud heart to have
stood by that door aud slugged her husband
if she only had had tbo phvslcal strength. !
have some sympathy for Monday McFurland.
My heart goes out In sympathy to any man
who has lost tfco power of controlling his
own wishes and desires for such a crime as
this. Monday McFarland had co murder In
his heart until it was put thcru by tills
"If you can find any mitigating circum
stances in this In the name of God give
It to Monday McFarland. Just think of the
devastation that will bo caused bv this crime.
Tniuk of what it will probably bring to tno
borne of Monday McParland. The husband
hung , the wife left a widow , the children
orphans. Think of the want , distress and
agony that will , bo brought to that home.
This ought to de'ter any desperate Woman
from hiring a man , nnd particularly a man at
thu head of a family , to commit a murder.
This crime was planned so that this woman
could satisfy a guilty love. Her's was tbo
master mind , her'bvas the genius that
rlnnnod and arranged this crime. You don't
telicva that Monday MeParUml went there
nnd murdered his best friend out of motive *
ot rcvt'uce. There umst have tacit ) some
other motive. It was only when this
woman Infused Iho D.asslon of her
mind into ttin mind of the negro ,
TnU woman had the nerve of iron aud from
her own she steeled tbat of the negro , and
when it failed at almost the last moment ho
strengthened 't with lln > ; or But they say ,
sucn a crime Is unnatural. Did you over hear
at a murder that vas natural I Are not all
XT murders unnatural i The community Is
( hocked , your minds paralyzed to read the
Recount of a great crime. You recoil when
you hear of a woman planning the murder of
her husband and uldlug In the same And
jet tuch things have happened. Aud gentle
men of the jury dnos not the Iron nerve nnd
Iron will ot thin woman M exhibited In t
courtroom show that she has the required
coolness In planning such a deed. Hut her
face and expression nro not a true story of
the purposes that lurk In the heart.
"When a trimo is commltu-u you naturally
look for the motive. What was tne motive
in this casct
I don't believe , gentlemen of the Jury , tbat
that there is one of you but who believes that
Monday McFarland was induced by Mrs.
Shcedy to commit this murder. The induce
ments offered for the commission of the crime
were put lu a more alluring form and shape
than were those offered by s.itan to ChrUt.
Shu first otK-rcd him money and sparkling
diamonds , Iml these failed to have the effect
on the negro. Her next step was to tetl hlitt
how .sho waOnlmscil by her husband and
thcrebv tried to worK upon tbo sympathies
of the black man. What next ! Sne then
offer * to barter away bcr virtue and her
womanhood for the purpose of securing the
murder of her own husband. Great Cod !
waj virtue and womanhood ever bartered ( r
such a damiublo commodity ? But the do-
feuso affect to abhor the Idea of criminal in-
lin-tc > between Mrs. Sheedy and the negro.
) o \ou suppose that a woman who has mur-
letIn her heart would heiltnto to commit
idultcrv with n ueerof She finally gained the
poor nugro'.s affections nnd prevailed upon
him to commit the terrible crime. Monday
aid that il was easier to go forward than
acxwtird. Mrs. Shuedy had threatened to
ill him If ho fulled bur. It was death to him
n cither caso. Ho was coaxed , crnrceU and
lushed until this crime was committed. "
Mr. Hall then reviewed the facts leading
up to the murder , Mrs. Sheody's Intimacy
, vith WaUtrotn , heralleged reasons for wlsb-
ng to have her husband put out of the way ,
McFarland's confession and the certainiv of
its truthfulness , after \\hlch court adjourned
until the afternoon.
In tbo afternoon Mr. Hall resumed his
argument :
Now tbo learned advocate who addressed
you vestorday tried to convince you that this
prosecution was being waged against Mrs.
slicedv from a venal purpose , and bethought
that if thu spirit of John Sheedy
could speak from the great beyond
hu would say to Dennis Shcedy , for
God's sake , stop that orosecutlon of my be
loved wife. If John Shccdy's spirit could
speak from that place , no would tell a
different story. I have no doubt that John
Sheedy's spirit has visited this woman in
her solltarv confinement moro than once
since it took iu tltcht , and I would to God
that you might know the story that John
Sheedy's spirit could tell. Ho would tell a
story that would stir the pulses of your
heart. Ho would tell a story tbat has not
been told by tno witnesses upon this stand ,
lie would toll you what occurred In his homo
circle after ho was assaulted and unless that
spirit tells the story , I fear you will never
know It slncu tbo only people who do know It ,
lo not see fit to t"ll It.
"You have heard ot the murder of King
Claudius. How his spirit returned and
cbidcd bis oiilv son for not prosecuting his
most cruel and foul murder. Da you believe
Dennis Sheedy is prosecuting this case for
the paltry amount that will fall to bis share
of the estate of John Sheedy 1 Why , if a
wife can murder her husband in an enlight
ened , Christian community , and the brother
would not rnlso his arm to defend It , to
nvengo it , to prosecute the guilty party , ho
would bo unworthy the name of a brother ,
and I think John Shccdy's spirit would come
bacK to haunt him and chide him for the
brotherly duty neglected and unfulfilled.
"Mr. Courtnu/ cells what Dennis Sheedy
did for this woman before sbo was sus
pected , before she was arrested , before the
linger of suspicion pointed to her , that he ar
ranged every thing tn tne most systematic or
der. Hu replenished her bank account with
fW ) tbat ho had collected from different people
ple who owed his brother's estate. Did he
sweep it down In his own pocket and skin
Mr. Hrtll spoke tn this strain for about an
Mr. H. D. Stearns , counsel lor Mrs. Sheedy.
next addressed the Jury. He characterized
the action of County Attorney Snell in this
prosecution as that of a bound-out boy. Ho
scored him for playing a secondary part and
not dolug more questioning and cross-ques
tioning. Ho condemned the alleged charity
of Dennis Sheedy in giving Mrs. Shcedv
S.V.O. "This is wonderful charity , " said ho ,
"when wo remember that ho took homo with
him a valuable gold watch and chain and
other articles not belonging to him. This
action is to bo investigated later. Whai
creJvnco can you give to Goldwa'cr's testl
mony after he told the story that bo did
to Burr about Jim Malone ottering
him n reward offJOOl It would take
a magnifying glass of 2,000,000 power to
tind the veracity of Goldwater , particularly
IfJimMoiono hud polished him up. This
nun did as bo ilid because he wished to stand
In with tbo ofllcers , and was after gain.
"A remarkable Instance in this case is that
several persons haa passed and repassed on
tbo porch , it hud been scanned in search for
blood spots , but the cano had not been found }
Fiilly twenty minutes had passed bo to re It
was discovered thero. Why don't the prose
cution prove that the cano was not put there
after John Shcedy was taken into tha house !
Another remarkable circumstance Is the fact
that the prosecution has noVproved that the
ring had been given to Monday McFarland.
Could i.ot they have proved this by half a
dozen witnesses.
"Iho prosecution would make yeu believe
that Mrs. Sbcody Is n monster of wickedness.
The faro of Mrs. Sheedy indicates that of u
cultured or at least rotluod woman. If you
have scanned the face of Mrs. Sheedy you
cannot help but sec that it is a refutation of
the scandalous , cruel and wicked lies tbat
the prosecution are so glib in relating. You
cannot find anybody wno can believe the
story of illicit intercourse with the negro. It
could not have happened at all. It never did
happen. Just think to what depths of deg
radation a woman would have to sink to bo
guilty of such n thltiL' . Nature herself re-
futoj , denies and condemns iho awful storv.
Q "Just think , gentlemen ot the Jury , of the
absurdilv of a lover being willing tn kill a
num so that another lover might supplant the
man who did the kllllinr. Is such a thing
probablol And yet that Is the way that the
prosecution would have you believe. They
claim that Monday McFurland , out of his
love for Mrs. Sheedv. killed Mr. Shcfidy so
that another lover , Wulstrem , might carry
her away. It Is out of tbo range ot human
"Tho presumption of iood character line
that of Innocence Is always held until proven
otherwise , and the uttorDoys for the prosecu
tion have no right to have you presume other
wise. "
ELI'tll.l'N TJl E.I S fit EH.
The Governor Nnincs One nnd Ills City
Comml Monern Another.
i.rifi , May 20. The city commis
sioners met this morning and Ignoring the ap
pointment of Governor Pattison's successor to
City Treasurer ItanMey , proceeded to elect
Richard C. Dollars , business manager of the
Record , to fill the ofllco. Thoautstlpn n to
who has the power to till the office of city
treasurer has given rise to much controyersv
and It will undoubtedly be loft to tbo courts
to decide.
Bsrdsley is under guard at his house , bis
condition stilt being too serious to warrant
his removal. He U untiblu to Obtain & 0,000
THE ' .irilEU
For Omaha and Vicinity Fair ; warmer.
W IIINOTOV , May 'JO. Forecast till 8 p
in. Wednesday : For Missouri Generally
fair , except fair Wednesday in extreme
southern portions ; warmer by Wednesday
night : variable winds.
For the Dakotaj , Nebraska , [ own and Kan
sa > Generally fair ; warmerj winds bocom-
in south.
For Colorado Light 'showers ; illgbtly
warmer ; winds becoming south.
XCWH from Hawaii.
Six FIUXCHOV. Gala. , Muy Cti. The
steamer Zealand ! arrived this mnrnlng ,
seven days from Honolulu. Tbo Hawaiian
Guzottu announce * the prospective appoint
ment of Waiter II1 ! ! , ex-Journalist , 01 post
master general of lfiuill. .
\ \ III ICxhluit.
WASIIIXOTOX , May iM Venezuela bat for
mally ncrrpttHl the invitation to participate
lu the world' * Columbian exposition.
Concerning the State Department , Bat In
teresting Only as Fiction.
\\lint the Indian Commission AVlll
Iteconimcml in Howard to the
Sl.itix Patents Issued New
* VAsniNOToN BoitBAuTnE BEK ,
WASHINGTON , D. C. , May 20.
A sensational article was published hero
.his morning In relation to questions pending
before the department of state. In brief It
announced thai the administration was con-
iderlng seriously an alliance , offensive and
defensive , with Franco and Russia , so as to
make thKnn invincible war nation without
an increase of the army or navy expenses
and that the president was about to put an
end to the insurrection In Chill. The article
was written In the cautious style of the
diplomat , but with the continuous Intimation
that ho know more than ho would say. And
thus It was plausible on Us face
and created for a whllo something
of a sensation. In quarters where
diplomatic secrets are known the statements
were declared to have no foundation what
ever. It is entirely , without the tendencies
of this administration to undertake any
movement so widely at variance with tra
ditional policies. In the first place , and sec
ondly , It would be iu opposition to the very
principles upon which this republic was
founded and has always been conducted to
ally it with any foreign country for opera
tions on the seas or abroad , as it would place
the United States In constant complications
with the various powew of Europe.
Senator Pettigrew of South Dakota , pow
in this city , has been notified by Chairman
Dawos that the senate committee appointed
to investigate the cause which led to the re
cent Sioux Indian outbreak lu South Dakota
and Nebraska will meet and organize at Chicago
cage on July 0 , then proceed to tbo scene of
last winter's Indian war , where there will bo
a thorough Inquiry. It Is believed tbat the
committee will report in favor of disarming
all Indians on the reservation , providing
against seditious utterances before them by
any ono , nnd for giving the savage lands In
There were awarded today by the Indian
bureau a number of contracts for cattle on
the Sioux reservation. Quito n number of
the contracts went to South Dakota people.
These contracts will make a demand for cat-
tlu lu that part of the country which Is near
enough tbo reservation to allow the stock to
bo driven to the Indians. The bids also show
the pncos of stock when furnished in largo
numbers. Pine Ridge B. Piokard , 325
heifers at $10.09 each ; John Brail , 400 heifers
at 310.90 each ; John Strange. 50 bulls
at 133.33 each. Rosebud W. B. Jordan ,
500 cows at fi'J.71 each ; W. B. Jordan , 200
heifers at $17.41 each. Standing Rock
Joseph Roach , 50 bulls at $34.10 each ; Joseph
Roach , 500 cows at J2o.bO each : Martin
Olson , 500 heifers at $14.23 each. Cheyenne
River A. M. Bowdle , 83 bulls at t 3 each ;
William C. Woods , 350 cows at $23.33 each ;
William S. Woods , 350 heifers at S14.90 oacb.
Crow Creek A. , M. Johnson , 120 heifers at
$14.73 each ; A. N.Johnson , 120 cows at23.1 > 0
each : A. ill. Bowdle. 7 cows at $2S each ; A.
M. Bowdle , 5 bulls at 55 each. Lower
Brule A. M. Bowdlo , 5 bulls at-oo ench ;
A. M. Bowdle , 120 cows at $23 each ; A. M.
Bowdlo , 120 heifers at $14 each.
This evening's Star devotes two columns
of description and illustration of troop 1C ,
Ninth cavalry nnd its affairs , who arrived
yesterday at Fort Myer , A'u. , across the Po
tomac from this city. Portraits nnd com
plimentary sketches appear of Colonel Guy
Henry , Captain Hughes , Sergeant Gordon
and others. Colonel Henry has good reason
to bo proud of the reception ho and his com
mand have been given smcj their arrival
Patents were Issued today as follows
George W. Austin , Mitchell , S. D. , steamer.
John L. Buckingham. Hcrmosa , S. D. , win
tightener ; Ctiarles DeHoberts , assignor o :
one-half to P. E. Alexander , Omaha , Nob.
carcoupler ; Foster Dickey , assignor of one-
half to H. C. Wright , Schuvler , Neb.coupler
for car ; Iris Hembriugh , Montrose , la. , milk
strainer ; John D. Mots , Dubuque , la. , 11 a
opening book ; David W. Miller , osslcnor o
one-half to F. J. Miller , Marion , la. , W. J
.Markham , Sioux Fills , S. D. , and M. E
Robinson , Chicago , 111. , railway rail Joint
Thomas D. Moreys , Seward. Neb. , combina
tlon lock ; Jens .Sielsnn , ueaar tails , la. ,
water or other motor ; Lincoln L. Sharp ,
Douglas , Nob. , grain meter.
The following fourth-class poittnasters
were apnolnted today : Nebraska Agnew ,
Lancaster county , Thomas States vlco L. B.
McFarland. Jr. , resigned ; Armour. Pawnee
county , W , J. Carter vice D. Knouso , re
signed ; Holstcin , Adams county , C. P. Harg-
broad vi > A. S. Thompson , resigned ; Or
chard , Antelope county , H. H. Ivnapp vice
T. A. Mitchell , resigned. Iowa I'reston ,
Jnckson county , B. Van Stemburz vice Mtis
E. Mlnehan , resigned. PEIIIIT S. HEVTH , VKOPEKTV.
\ Way Found Out of a Very 12in-
hureashlrif ; Position.
WASHINGTON , May 26. When the supreme
court at Its last term upheld tbo constitu
tionality of the Edmunds law , by which the
propoity of the late corporation of the church
of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints , other
wise known as tto Mormon church , was es
cheated to the United States , it found itself
In a somewhat embarrassing position. The
doctrine of escheat was quite unknown lu
this country and no purpose considered laud
able and proper of a similar nature to that
for which the property was formerly used
was known to which the property could bo
devoted. The court therefore , Instead of
sending Its dccreadown , withhold It , a strong
Intimation being convoyed of the desire of
the court that congress should by law direct
the disposition to bo made of the property.
Congress having failed to adopt the sugge's-
tlon , the court through Justice Bradly , yes-
terdav made its final order in the case and
modified in some respects tbo decree it entered
tered at the lust term. The modification
made recites that as the Mormon corporation
has been dlsiolved tberu does not now exist
any trusts or purposes u itbiu the objects nnd
purposes for which the personal property
was originally acquired , could bo used or
dedicated that are not In who'o or part op-
opposcd to public policy and public morals ,
and furthermore , that 'here docs not exist
any person or corporation legally entitled to
any of the personality as successors of the
lata church. The decree thru says that the
personal property having devolved to the
united States , il should bo devoted to such
charitable uses , lawful In character , as may
mostncarlv correspond to its former destlnv ,
unless in tbo meantime congress shall other
wise direct or a master shall report sorno
scheme which shall meet the approval of the
court for tha distribution of the property.
Tbo decree Anally directs that tbo prop
erty and all accumulations remain in the cus
tody of the receiver until otherwise ordered
und' that out of it the costs of the suit and
receivership shall be paid. The Utah su
preme court is directed lo take tbo necessary
proceeding ,
To Ujicn Another Uorirrvntlon.
SPOKANE FALLS , Wash. , May 20. The
commissioners appointed to negotiate with ;
the various tribes of Indians now occupying i
the great Colvllle reservation north of this
city , have returned. Their efforts mulled ;
In an agreement with thu Indians by which
1,500,000 acres In the reswvatlmi , or a llttlo
moro than half , nro to ha sold to the govern
ment for $1 per acre nnd thrown" opoti to set
tlement. The land ceded constitute * ono of
the richest nnd most .attractive portions of
the state.
K.l.VJMS ' - ! , * . ItATlt'l' .
The Farmers' Alllutico to Kndorgc the
Cincinnati O .iilercnuo.
TOPER * , Kan. , M y2 J. ( Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] The Kansas farmers' alliance
will inaugurate the campugn On the national
people's party platform adopted nt Cincin
nati last week by a general ratification by
the sub-alliances of tbo state ot the action
taken4 by the national conference In organ
izing a now party. These ratifications will
bo In the form of a public JUblloo , and will bo
quietly conducted at the regular meeting
places of the alllanco thU wjolt and next.
The alliances have boon reqututcJ lo Uko up
the Work done at tue conferences , dlscuis It
carefully , and take a vote of members before
It approves or disapproves It as they think
propor. The expression 'tt the full member
ship of the order Is to bo ob
tained in this way , and the re
sult Is to bo forwarded by each sub-
alllanco secretary to the state secretory , that
the full aud complete voice of the farmers'
branch of the party in this state may bo
recorded. Of course the leaders expect that
the result of those ratification meetings will
show that the farmers are well nigh unani
mous In favor of the now party and of the
nomination of candidates for president and
vice president in IsW.
Priestly Congratulations.c
ATCIIISOV , Kan. , May 20. JSpeclnl Tele
gram to Tun BBE.I lit. Rev. Abbott In
nocent Wolf , the twenty-tilth annlvesary of
whoso ordination was celebrated at St. Bene
dict's abbey , was the recipient this forenoon
of a congratulatory cablegram from Pope
Leo. The two men nro personally acquainted
and both belong to tho' Benedictine order.
Abbott Wolf also received cablegram con
gratulations from tbo Becedtctlno monaster
ies of Europe and numerous telegrams from
numerous prominent Catholic prelates of iho
United States. Ho received presents valued
at several thousand dollars , among them
gifts from his mother and brotherof Chicago.
A Iloliuer Identified.
ATCHISON , Kan. , May 20. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEE. ] James O'Malloy , the
stranger who was assaulted by four high
waymen with Intent to commit robbery on
the railroad platform at-Wluthrop Junction
opposite hero yesterday afternoon , has iden
tified Albert Hull as one Ot ttw men. Hull
Is scarcely more than a boy. Ho was over
taken on a country road soon after the
assault. The other three are men and have
thus far kept out uf the way-of the constable
and his posso. As many men have been held
up In that locality tn tbo lost two years , tbo
farmers have Joined with the constable in the
_ _ _ _ _ .
A Wife Kenter Sentenced.
ATCHISON , Kan. , May 2CJ [ Special Tele
gram to THE BKE.I G serge Weston , the
Englishman who In a jialous raio beat bis
young wife and loft her for dead last Thanks
giving morning , was todav ; sentenced to ft * o
years in the penitentiary. The woman who
miraculously recovered appeared In court on
Saturday and swore On a tfiotlbn for a now
trial that she was trying to kill Wcston and
that ho beat her In self-defctoso. * She did not
testify nt the trial boenus hcrtaemory was a
blank. " Shu nbw savs it 3uU < come back .and
she now recollects ' all tiuf-c'-icumstahces.
The court refused to belie ; * * ' her und denied
n now trial. f _ , .'lXti TO A CLOSE.
All Govcrnmant Testimony in the
Plenty Horse 'JCrlal In.
Sioux FALLS , S. D. , May 20. ( "Special Tel
egram to THE BEE. ] Plenty Horses' trial
Is gradually coming to a closo. Today tbo
government rested its case after introducing
tbo testimony of Broken-Arm , a Sioux Indian
policeman , Bear that Lays Down , an uncle
of the prisoner , Ricard the half brood son-in-
law of Red Cloud , all of them eve witness of
the murder. Tom Flood , the official inter
preter at Pine Ridge , testified tbat tbo
prisoner could speak and talk English llko a
native. Broken Arm amused the spectators
when ho was asked , cm" cross-examination ,
of whom ho obtained his tickets for rations.
" 1'ho soldier father gives them to us , " re
sponded the dusky savage.
"Who gave them to you'.previous to the
trouble at Pine Ridge" wa then a ked.
"Ugh , a little short man , no good ; poor
soldier , " said Broken-Arm. ' '
"Tho largo audlonco Immediately under
stood that tbo Indian meant-Dr. Royer , whoso
flight from Pine Ridge fskn'qwn to the public.
D. E. Powers delivered'thwopening address
for the prisoner , declaring-that Plenty-Horses
never denied killing Casey-.The lawyer com
pleted hi * address by saying :
"While Plenty-Horses-aad Casey were rid
ing together , Casey dropped sorao remark
fl-ora which the prisoner Inferred that
the Indian camp was .to be attacked
and its members klled. ( To save
bis people from such a fate , as a
patriotic act , crazed by the wild orgie * of the
ghost dunce , driven mad by the terrible recol
lections of Wounded Kne'o , ho killed Casey to
savohls own people. Place the responsibility
of Casey's blood whcro it belongs , not unon
this deluded child of the forest , but upon the
damuablo system of robbery and treaty
violations wnlch brought It about. "
American-Horse , n sub chief of the Ogal-
lalas , and William Thompson of Fort Keoeb ,
were the only witnesses examined by the
defense , after which courj. adjourned until
Hound lor Rurnpc.
NEW JToiiK , May 2 , " > . [ Special to ' 1 HE BEE. I
The following west and northwest folks
are bound Europeward or are booked for a
trip there : .
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Burns , Omaha , and
Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Kemp , Omaha , and Mrs.
Valentino Dickey and maid , sailed on the
steamship Etrurla. of the Cu'nanl lino.
Mr. and Mrs. Frederirk iWhltncy , Vail
In. , sailed on the same vessel. .
On Juno 4 Mr. E. Roaewajc'r and Victor
Roscwater are booked to sail on the Nor-
mania , of tuoHumbun.-American packet lino.
Mrs. Johanna and Miss Betty Scllgsohn of
Omaha are to sail on the Potet'Bismarck , of
the Hamburg-Ainorcan packet company.
Mrs. Charlotte. Wcrthmdellcr of Burling
ton , la. , sailed on the Rbac-tlc , of the Ham
burg-American packet company. On this
ship , on Julv 11 , Mr. Jacob Feldcnhelmer ,
Sioux City. In. , is book < xl to idl. :
Hon. nnd .Nil's. Cossl U. Footer , and the
Misses Beatrice and Lillian'Poster , sailed on
the Saale , of tbo North Gorran Llovd com-
panv , May Si. Onthls ihlp'satlodMr. ' II. W.
Ludlngton , Topeka , Kan.
Mr. John Block , Kvanstnn ; Wyo. , sailed
on the City of Homo for Glasgow , May 2.
On the sumo ship sailed Mr. W. H. Jordan ,
DCS Molars , la.
At Browhead Passed , 'steamer Majestic ,
New York for Liverpool.
At LUard Passed , steamer Gcllert , Now
York for Hamburg.
At Bremorbuven Arrived , steamer Eider ,
New \ork.
At Glasgow Arrived , State of Nevada ,
New York.
At New York Arrived , Wftcslnnd , Ant
werp , . y !
A Hnrttlnr Identified ,
CLEVKUNP. 0. , May 2iX The Identity of
William Sherman , the burglar nt Youngstown -
town , lor the killing ot Policeman Freed ,
was settled today. The prisoner's name is
said to bo William } > Flupornld , and ho last
lived In Detroit , whcro he married the daugh-
tcr of a respectable man.
What Has Been Accamplished \ > j Presby
terians the Fast Tear ,
Proceeding * of the American Baptist
Union nt Cincinnati Klnnnulnt
Condition of the Vari
ous Hod lea.
DCTIIOIT , Mich. , May M. In the morning
csston of the Presbyterian general assembly
he salary of the secretary of correspondence
.vas . fixed at ? 1,500 a year. A committee of
'vo was then appointed to consider the COD-
tltutlonrtllty of tno action proposed , to
report to this assembly at their earliest
unvcnlcnco. Tbo standing committee
u the board of homo missions
reported through Dr. Raymond of Al-
any. Ho thought the church needed a
real missionary awakening , fbo sneaker
ave a glance at northwest New ET-.glnnd
nd at otKir divisions , especially cmphasi/lnz
ho nceu of the foreign population. The re
port shows total receipts for the year of over
yjS.000. One hundred and tbirty-flvo
c ihurches were built during the year at a cost
c if t-1',500 and church deDts were p.ild to the
amount of $144,000. The membership In the
c : hurchcs increased until their total
. cached 150.000 ; total In the Sun
day schools. 175,000. The year
c iloaed with debts amounting to $ OS,000 ,
\ > vhlch were caused by a falling off in lega
cies. Great progress in the work of evan
gelization was reported from all over the
lountry and the need of more workers was
ivident , especially in the newly settled por-
lens of tno west. In the new inino and stock
raising states of Montana and Idaho there
were great Inducements for good workers ,
and "In the swiftly growing towns of
Washington there was an Imperative
need for more men. In Utah , Wyoming and
Colorado there had been good progress. In
Now Mexico there were opportunities to reap
'argo harvests. In all but four , southern
itatos South Carolina , Georgia , Mississippi
and Louisiana tno board has missionaries.
Considerable progress had been made among
.ho Mexican and Indians and Mormons.
Recommendations were made In connection
ivlth tbo overture asking that each prcsby-
: ery bo Invited to select delegates who shall
constitute a special committee on Bomo mis
sions within the bounds of each presbytery ,
also urging the board to push Sabbath work
among the foreign populations.
Tbo moderator announced the instantane
ous death of Prot. Vandyke of Brooklynwho
had lust resigned his pastorate to take the
chair of systematic theology In Unmn theo
logical seminary. A telegram of condolence
to the widow was voted.
Dr. McMillan , the new secretary of tbo
board of homo missions , spoke at some
length of the work of the board in the west.
Ho gave a vivid picture of the difficulties of
getting a hearlne for the gospel In some of
the new towns during their booming period ,
when Sunday was by far the busiest day in
the week. ' In tno west nowadays
thero' Is almost nothing of the old-
time rivalry between denominations.
Ho said the Indian is very accessible
to the gospel and work among them is very
hopeful. Had wo spent 10 par cent of what
it cost to kill them in evangelizing ; ibcm ,
there would have been no ghost dance. Ho
told of the great progress niado in New Mex
ice among-tho Spanish-Americans. Ho con
cluded by so ; Ing this work should not DO let
go by default for lack of money.
Elder Van Rcusselar of New York said in
regard to the recommendation to ratso $1,000-
000 : "What Is the use of pledging
ourselves to ralso this money if
wo don't do It ) It is mocker ) ' unless
wo can reach non-contributing churches.
Let's bo in dead earnest. It is the fault of
the ministers. They read the notice in a
tremulous volco , out don't preach and ln <
form the people about it. "
Hov. Thomas Boyd of Orecoa toldhow they
raised money there. Ho said there were lf > 2
homo mission churches that have paid their
share of the great debt.
James Lewis , D. D. , of Illinois spoke of
tno aspects of the work In the central part of
the country. He thought the amount voted
not an absolute pledge , but a mark to bo ar
rived at.
The recommendations of the report were
then taken up seriutum.
Hev. Adolphus Rrebs of St. Louis urged a
provision for two German seminaries. The
Germans were tired of resolutions that were
not acted upon. Hecess until 1 : 'M p. m.
At tbo opening of the afternoon session
after the assignment of correspondence with
other ecclesiastical bodies to the flrst hojr
tomorrow. Colonel Eliot F. Shepard of New
York read the report of the committee on the
observance of t&o Sabbath. The report was
accepted and the i < eco > nmoiidatlons adopted.
The standing ir.mmlttco of the boaru of aid
to colleges reported through Rev. Dr. Hayes
of California. Dr. Gans , secretary of tbo
board , gave a statement as to the need of its
work. It aids colleges and acadamlcs organ
ized .before the year when the board was
established , as well as twelve colleges aud
sixteen academies founded since that
date. The aided institutions have fUr.V-'TS
worth of property , a,35S students , thirty-
three of thorn in the college course , 230 In
classical study. There nro 1,144 cnurch mem
bers , 'MO in systematic bible study having
the ministry In view. The amount locelved
during the year was $101,190,594. The report
was accepted and Its recommendations were
T no special committee on the board of pub
lication through Judge Hand of Scranton ,
Pa. , stated the reason for approving the re
port made this session. Judge Hand ad
dressed the assembly at great length on the
subject and management of the board and defended -
fended it warmly.
Hev. Simmons , the fighting elder , Is chair
man of the special committee appointed In
18S4. The report of this committee drew
strong opposition at Saratoga lust year , sev
eral heated discussions arising between the
committee and friends of the board. The
assembly had heard these grave charges
against the competency of ttio business com
mittee offset by rebutting statements
and by charges of unlltncss by injustice and
misrepresentation and this made a state of
things upon which the assembly could not
wisely act without lurthsr light , and ap
pointed Judge Hand's committee of four to
consider the whole question and report their
finding of facts to the assomblv of Is'Jl.
In Mr. Simmons' address he disavows all
intention to insinuate or charge crookedness
or dishonesty agalns t the board , its business
committee or any of its employes. His re
port was directed against their trying to manage -
ago a business involving a great mass of
details for which they have not the neces
sary knowledge or training.
Pending further discussion the hour for
adjournment left tre matter unsettled. Mr.
Simmons is confident that If the rust of bis
recommendations are adopted a saving of at
least fW.OOO annually will bo affected ,
Reformed Presbyter Inns ,
PniLAiiEi.pim , May 20. At this morning's
session of the Reformed Presbyterian church
of North America the report of the trustees
of the theological seminary was presented
by the secretary , S. B. W. McLcod , It
stated that tbo endowment fund now
amounts to 114,273 , which , with tbo assesioj
value of the Lamb fund , makes the total
income of the permanent investment & 3,4I3.
The existing dlftirultles In tbo Ru-
formed church synod , which opens in
Pittsburc were referred as follows : "Any
thing affecting the interests of iho theologi
cal education of the Reformed Prcsbvtorian
church attracts our attention and enlists our
com i Jer.U Ion. Even this , transpiring am on ; ;
our former brethren , Acting under tno saino
name , wo fear , would not Justify us Iu ex
pressing regrets that so many defections have
occurred among our graduates and that so
many of them have been silenced by suspen
sion from exercising tbelr ministry. It is
trratlfylog to find that ( bore are so many
ampnir them In sentiment with us. Wo
would desire to hope that tha reunion tor
vhtch our " ? \OM prayed mid hoped was
ear at hut
At the coV \ Jon of the reading of the ro-
> ort Mr. Mci ' offered a resolution , which
ivas adopted meting the trustees of the
.heologlcal sp. * - , -y to tnko into eonsldorn-
Ion the proem , - > f a permincnt building
'or the thoologenunury. ; .
American Ilnv \ Missionary I'nlnn.
UIXCINS VTI , O. , ' ! M. At this morning's
icsslou of the Anit i Baptist Missionarv
nlon the woik In v-w1 different missionary
olds wus discussed. The committee on
'laco ' and preacher reported I'hllaJelpliln for
cxt year and Hev W. W. Boyd of New Jur-
ey as preacher.
Reports of work in Africa , % Tapin , Burmah
ml other places were mode. They invnrl-
bly showed advancement ,
Hov. W. P. Taylor of Indianapolis In speak-
tic of Japan siikt the people of that country
have become conscious of their .strength.
"Japan for Japanese" Is the cry. This proved
n hindrance- missionary work , but not alto
The evil In Africa , Hov. Mr. Buttorlck
aid , was their disappointment In securing
olorctl missionaries and In securing a wel
come for them thero. Africans want white
Tnls afternoon the election of managers
nd oftlcors resulted In the following ballot :
resident. Hev. Gcorgo W. Nnrthrup ,
p.D. , L.L.D. , Illinois ; vlco presidents ,
Jcv. Robert O. Pulton , Massachusetts ,
{ ev. Henry Colby , Ohio ; recording
secretary , Hev. Burndge , Mulio , board of
nanaecrs. Class 8 , term expires 1MM , minis-
leri : , H. G. Seymour. D.D , New YorkV. ; .
S.Clark , New York ; O. N. Crane , D D. ,
N'ew Hampshire ; E. P. Tuller , Hhodn Island ;
E. P. Huloort. D. U. , Now York ; E. U. Elder ,
U.I ) . , New York ; W U. Boyd. Illinois ;
M. H. Blxby , D.I ) . . Illinois ; ( . ! . E. Heiss ,
linnesota ; C. H. Lawrence , Illinois ;
W. 1 * . Hemming' , D.D. , Wisconsin ; laymen ,
A. J. Prcscott , Now Hampshire ; H. O.
Fuller , Massachusetts ; Moore S. Gldilincs ,
N'ew Hampshire ; J. B. Buchanan , New Jer-
icy , S. S. Woodward , New Jersey ; Eugene
Levering , Maryland ; B. P , Jacobs , Illinois , ;
I. C. Hobble , 'Minnesota. Class 1 , term ex
pires Ibftf , to nil vacancies , W. il. Buttock ,
Itnnesota ; A. G. Lawson , D.I ) . , Now
The committee on China reported through
lev. G. N. Mason. Ills urged that pastors
find people in missionary study demand that
( X ) men bo sent out as the Baptist ratio of
he 10,000 asked for in the Shanghai
conference. Rv. Dr. Hoyt ol Minnesota of-
"ered a resolution to that effect , which was
The committee reported through Rev.
. B. Morrlfleld that t.VM.b''O has been
raised the past llnancial year with a
debt of fbrt.riS ; $95,700 of donations were re
ceived and $ ti,500 above the average of the
past ten years. Fifteen thousand souls the
jast year have been brought to Christ. It is
recommended that $ X,000 bo raised tbo com-
ng year exclusive of legacies.
The report on European missions was made
by Kev. Dr. Baldwin. Romanism , it said ,
was a great hindrance to the cross. The
conference then adjourned.
At 3 p. m. a Joint meeting1 of the missions
societies of women mot in conference. Ad
dresses were made by Mrs. Wntorlmry , re
cently of Madras , Hov. Dr. Mabiu of the
missionary union , Mrs. Daniels of Swutow
and Mrs. Mix of Toungo. Burmah.
Mrs. A. M. Bsicon made a brief address ,
outlining the work done by the society of the
west , of which she is corresixmding secre
Miss May Fowler. M.D. , Miss Norn Yntes.
Mrs. Lugoro , who goes to Congo , and Miss D.
Ross of Michigan , all of whom go to foreign
work , made bncf addresses.
Mrs. White of Chicago spokn to the young
people on the movement , calling them to this
mission work. .Sho. wo * followed by-Mr * ,
Conloy In behalf of the tcinplo builders ,
which organized as a society in 18SO.
SPIRITED .111' . * IV ' *
Important "Witness nt Xo\v OrlcniiH
Drilled to Leave the City.
NEW OKLEANS , La. , May 20. Some time
ago Ferdinand Armant , an attorney , was
indicted as ono of the men who attempted to
"fix" the Hennossy Jury. After Armant had
been Indicted White , a deputy sheriff at the
parish prison and a brothor-lti-lnw of Sheriff
Vlllero , was Indicted for trying to persuade u
witness not to testify.
It was developed that the witness whom
Wbito desired not to testify was Leon C.
Burtho , tbo tales Juror whom Armant , it was
alleged , attempted to bribe. White was
clamorous foran Immediate trial and his case
waa called today , but Leon Bertbo ,
the principal witness for the
state , was not on hand. Inquiry
at bis father's residence developed the fact
that Burtho bad today telegraphed to his
father from St. Louis , .saying : "Arrived
safe. " Burtho had been summoned and
knew that ho was wanted as a witness
against White.
Burthe's father , in a conversation on tbo
subject of his sou's departure , said : "Leon
has been out of work for a year , tlo did not
have a cent of money bn Sunday so far as I
knew. "
"Why did he no to St. Loulsl"
"Why , I think that it had been dinned Into
his cars that If ha was put on the stand ho
might send a man of family and children to
the penitentiary for a long tlmo , and rather
than do that ho consented to leave town. 1
don't know where ho got the money to pay
bis passage and expenses. "
White , who wants a speedy trial , will bo
called before section B again tomorrow.
Leon Burtbe , the main witness , will not bo
The shipping suay of the principal witness
in the Wbito case is regarded us strong cii
cumstantial evidence against the accused.
EI * HIS ficvrv.
A Denver Murderer Dronncil AVIilIc
Attempting ; to Kscnpe.
Desvri ! , Colo. May 20. A brutal munlor
took place In the lowir nart of the city this
evening , which was soon followed by the oc
cldontal death of tha murderer.
Pepino Telorlgo has a garlen aud truck
patch on the Platte bottoms , into which a
neighbor's cow had made her way. The
owner of tbo animal sent his llttlo boy to
drive it out , when Telorlpo attacked the
child aud was severely beating him. Coey :
Glutz , a young man about eighteen ye'irs ' of
ago , was passing and Interfered , re
questing Teloiipo to let the boy
alono. This angered Telorlgo so tlvit
ho drew a revolver aud shot Oltitz through
the bead , causing death within an hour.
The neopln in the neighborhood becumn so
excited over the alfulr that several hundred
surrounded the murderer's house for the pur *
pose of taking him out and lynching him Ho
escaped by a rear door and started for the
TttOtity.thlrd street viaduct , pursued by a
fowling mob of now m-urly a thousand
persons. When about half way ncros * the
viaduct he saw u crowd coming townrd him
and being hemmed in by two parties , both
seeking his life , ho leaped over the railing
into the Platte river and attempted to swim
ashore. Tim river was .swolltin nlmort bank-
ful bv ibo heavy rams of this week and ho
was carried down by the current. ind drowned
before any assistance rould bo oiTcrcd.
' 1 lie Deadlock Ilroicon nnil Gall Chohcu
to Stu'cood Iiliim-lp ! ,
TAU-MtissrK , Fin. , MHV i"J. Fifty.four
votes were cast In the rjolnt
session of Ino X legislature twlay for
United States semitor , of which Call
received At. He wa declun * ! elected ,
Nearly all the antl-C'nlt vnaton loft the city
to break n quorum If pois\ble. The * crger nt-
ut-arm * WHS sent niter Nhcm. ( When the
Joint spRglon was callou to or < lor thu anti-Oil
men refuted to answer to tlijVr names , but enroll
roll call ilfty.four legislators responded.
O'Slu-a'H Dlvoit.-o Mnilo AliMilntc.
LONDON , May JO.The decree of divorce
obtained by CnpUm O'Sbea from his wife on
account of allo txl adultery with Parucll was
[ today marie utaoluu.
Chancellor Goschsn's Onlor on tbo Hearing
of the Newfoundland Delegates.
Sir AV.llliuli Vermin llnrconrt Attnokr
the Klniinulnl Policy of the Pres
ent Head of thu 1C\-
LOVDOV , .May 2d. The chancellor ot the
exchequer , Hon. George J. Goachen , said
that the government would consent to hear
the Newfoundland delegate ) at the bar of
the house. "The Newfoundland land bill , "
continued Mr. Gou-hen , "will bo hoard on
Friday next , " Mr. Uotchon added that the
tyll before the Nowfoundl nul legislature was
limited lu Its operation to ono j ear , which
the Imperial government could not accept In
view of Its engagement with Franco.
On the second reading of the budget bill
today Sir Willtiitn Vernon Harcourt , who
was chancellor of the exchequer under Glad
stone's last administration , attacked the pol
icy of Mr. Goichon , iho present chancellor
of the exchequer , claiming that ItVM
subversive to the recognized principles o (
Ungltsh finance. The house knows , ho said ,
that the government's free education plans
would absorb over 1,000,000 , but the house
was not informed su to the method by which
tbo money was to bo applied. The proposal
to Mr Goschcn's " in "
buy "pig a wko" struck
at the root of the principle of taxes and
shouU not IKJ voted until the house was
thoroughly Informed In regard to bow the
money was to bo used. Tbo financial system
which the government followed In borrowing
from future revenues for naval expenditures
wus esjenll illy erroneous nnd destructive
to sound llnanco. It was n violation
of the sound principle that the expenditures
of each year should bo met out of the year's
revenue. Hu would not refuse to pass the
bill , but ho desired to elicit the opinion ot
the house on the manner in wtilcn the money
was to be spent. He wanted to know the in-
tentiuns of the government in regard to tbo
coinage of gold ; also as to wtrit part the
government took in connection with tbo
Biirlng guarantee. In the opinion of the
shaker the government's course in tbo mat
ter was a dancerous precedent. If the gov-
crnino'it propped up one house why should it
not prop up the other houses I
Mr. Ctoschcn , In renly , said that the gov
ernment had u precedent for its financial pol
icies in connection with the naval expendi
tures in thu course taken by the liberals lu
resnrd to army localization. The admiralty
dealt with a vnst amount of ship building ,
extending over a period of years , and , though
arranged for Ibis year , it was necessary to
treat the estimate as extending boyoud the
current jear. Touching upon the sub
ject of the Baring guarantee , Mr.
Ooschcn said tbat no part of this guaran
tee was undertaken , directly or Indirectly ,
by thu government , though much pressure brought to bear upon it lu order to
induce it to come to tha assistance of the
firm. Continuinc , Mr. Goschen said that the
amount of prc-vlctorian gold , together with
the light gold coin withdrawn from circula
tion , was less than the estimated issue of
now gold coltK The coinage in question
therefore would not involve any additional
buraon on the treasury ,
,1'nrlslnnStnso , .jOrlrers TOT Btrong
lor the Police to Handle.
PAIUS , May 2t ) . The strike of stage driv
ers continues today and Is causing much ex
citement. Enormous crowds of people sur
round the depots of the omnibus company ,
around which there is a strong guard of po
lice ind troops. Tno company asilstcd by
tbo police today attempted to run several
stages. The strikers flrst stoned them and
then made n charge , driving away the police.
The drivers were dragged from the boxes
and pounded vigorously and their stages
overturned. The clTorla of the police were
useless in the face of the overwhelming mob.
At ono tirno it was thought the troops would
bo called upon , but It is expected they will
not be ordered out unless the situation be
comes very serious.
Public sympathy is with the strikers , who
araout for shorter hours aud the reinstate
ment of some of their companious who were
discharged because they belonged to the
union. Many of the newspapers of the city
have opened subscriptions on behalf of tha
strikers anil their families , in order to enable
them to Micces ? fully push their tight.
Kichty additional arrests of strikers were
made this morning. This makes about ono
hundred and thirty strikers who are in cus-
todv of thrt police. The cabinet has been ao-
riously considering all the aspects of the
stage drivers' strike and it has been dlscust-
ing tbo advisability of winding up the stage
company's affairs or of taking the company's
business into the hands of the government
for the present.
The Central Labor commission has adopted
a proposition forbidding public conveyance
companies to employ men for moro than
twelve hours per day.
Later. It Is announced that the govern-
mcnt has decided to intervene in the stage
drivers' strike. It is added that tbo govern
ment's determination to Interfere in tbo
stnko is solely for the purpose of assuring
conveyance for the public , ' who naturally
suffer considerably from the total .suspension
of the stages.
CoiiCN.xt , May 20. There have boon ro-
ncatod disturbances and conflicts hero bo-
iwoon iho striken and the police. Many of
of the strikers have been wounded and
nrmy others have been arrested. The major-
Uv of the stores throughout the city hove
been closed utid a panic prevails among the
bettor cUsses , who fear more serious rioting
aud tha probable looting of their dwelling ! .
FlHniO.\Alll.E JS'GM.V/M/ .
London Society Treated to Another
PelicloiiN .1 ornrl.
[ rnpifl-Wit JW hu Jam' * fJon/'iii flenntH.\ \
Loxnov , May 20. [ Now York Herald
Cable-Special to THK BuK.l-A fushlonabls
scandal U Just beginning to leak out , Mr.
and Mr * , lloaumont , well known In London
society , are the principals. Beaumont is old
mid enormously rich. He married four
months ago the widow of the late General
Sir George Colley , who was killed In tb
Boer war , and a daughter of Genera ! Hamil
ton , O. B. The reasons assigned are incom
patibility of temper on both stdca. Beau
mont u ants his wife to leave him , and she
ponttvoly refuse * to quit the Uouio. Spicy
developments are anticipated.
Commit ted Tor Trial.
Tiosimx , May 20. C. A. Pyffe , the his
torian , WAS again charged at the Cro.von
police court today with criminal assault upon
a lad. Mr. Pyffc , It will bo remembered , WM
1.0 overwhelmed with tha charge brought
against him tbat on April 27 ho attempted to
commit suicide by rutting his throat , and on
the day following tbo court grunted an ad
journment in order to enable him to regain
his atrcnglh , Mr. Pyffo was brought lo the
court In an ambulance. Many prominent
people , Including loading politicians , were
present during Mr Pyffo's examination.
After the dean of Westminster , Horace
Davy. Sir George Drove nnd others had
given testimony as to tbu honorable charac
ter of tht ) accused ho was commuted for trial.
Kron li Tai-lfl" Untie * .
PAiiro , May 2D.Tho chamber of doputloi
todny adopted tnrliT dutie * ofj francs per 100
kilograms on swlno , 10 francs per head on
cows and oxen and l.V francs per head on
sheep , The protootivo proposals of the
tariff coiurolialou aru gonrraUv approvud
nioda.-ate ' . of' lh
over thu more .aril gov