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THE OMAHA DAILY BEE
TWENTIETH YEAR OMAHA , WEDNESDAY ! -MORNING - , JUNE 10 , 1891. NUMBER 352.
VERDICT AGAINST GUMMING ,
Close of the Baccarat CVe in Favor of the
Defendant ; .
ANOTHER''EXCITING SCENE IN COURT.
General Williams Appeals to the Lord
Chief.tis'lco for Protection , but
is Told -to Hold Ilia
Loxnov , Juno 9. Too Jury In the baccarat
jcandril ca e returned a verdict this moraine
against William Gordon-Gumming.
Tbo Prince of Wales was not present when
the court convened. Lord Chief Justice
Coleridge had hardly taken his seat when
General Owen Williams stepped to the front
of the bench and said , his facu pale and bis
voice husky i
"My lord , I have to ask your protection.
Yesterday , Sir Edward Clarke thought pro
_ _ , Hero Solicitor General Sir Edward Clarke
sprang to his feet and interrupting General
Williams , cxc'a'tncd : "I nsk your lordship
to Interfere and that General Williams shall
cot be allowed to m ike a statement as he has
not the pnvllec-c of doing so. "
To this General Williams botlv replied :
' I was accused of an abominable charge. "
Hero the lord chief justice interfered , sayIng -
Ing t "I do not remember the expression ,
but I do not think you can bo allowed to
Dut General Williams persisted in being
heard , remarking angnly : "We wcro ac
cused of sai'rificlng an innocent man. This
statement ivas made without , any evidence
brought forward for its Justification. "
Lord Coleridge again interrupted the genera -
era ] , remarking with considerable warmth :
"I cannot hear any statement from you,1'
nnd immediately commenced bis summing
up , while General Williams retired frown
ing and preatly discontented to bis scat.
The chief justice said that if the jury found
tbo defendants had' spoken tno truth , their
verdict should bo for the defendants , but if
r 11UI7 thought the charges they made were
not true and that Sir William Gorfion-Cum-
tnlng did not do anything wrong while playIng -
Ing baccarat at Tranbycroft In September
last , then their verdict must be for the plain
tiff. Continuing , the chief justice analyzed
at Icnrtb , the evidence given by the plaintiff ,
which evidence he said was well worth con
sideration. During another portion of his
summing up Lord Coleridge said tbo prince of
Wales pre-enceat Tranbycroft was s'ufllcient
to explain Lycett Green's
objection to crea
ting n disturbance in the baccarat room or
elsewhere by culling attention to tee actions
which bo objected to on the part of Sir
H illlam Gordon-Gumming.
After the recess Lord Coleridge continued
M -charpe to the Jury. When the chlel jus-
itP Oefltied the law of libel as different from
the law of .slander , and when be gave special
instructions ID regard to the amount of datn-
nces which the Jury should , if they so de
sired , assess in the event that they
found the case for the plaintiff , it
was considered that Coleridge's instructions
decidedly favored GummingBui wnen he
analyzed the evidence of the dcfenoants and
that of General "Williams , the prince of
Wiiles nnd L'ord Coventry It was judged that
this was in effect an endorsement of their
evidence. While 'admitting ' the improbabil
ity of Cunimifig , in'liis position ana wealth ,
lowering "himself to cheat and to cheat bis
frinud , the priucu of Wales , too. Lord Cole
ridge made a strong point ajrainst tbo plain-
lilf "in calline the jury's attention to his fail
ure to face his accusers.
Continuing his reference to the prince of
Wales , Lord Colcridgo said that the prince
was ho "presumed a gentleman , and the in
stinct of an honorable man was to range him
self on the side of bis friends. If tno prince
did not beJle\o the story ho would have made
it n point to show the world that he did not
believe It , but ho ( the prince ) had not met the
plaintiff since. "
A military tribunal , the chief justice added
In substance , -vould Judce if the proccedincs
.vlth which General Williams and Lord
gentry were concerned formed an infrac-
tlotrrjf the rules and regulations governing
the army so with that point tbo Jury need
not trouble themselves. He ( Lord Coleridge )
did not know It the gentlemen Just mentioned
Jiad or had not broken any military rule , but
if they bad done so. in the chief justice's
opinion they bad done so with the
best of motives. Lord Coleridge also
paid that ho did not know why the Jury had
been informed that It was Impossible for the
names , of the prince of Wales and General
Owen Williams to remain on the army list if
the _ name of Sir Willian Gordon-Gumming
Vfas"eliminatcd therefrom. This had nothing
to do with the case. Tbo Jury's verdict
would not have the slightest effect upon the
military authorities in one way or the other
so fur as the gentlemen mentioned were con
Rroceedin ? to the consideration of the
precis drawn up at Tranbycroft , and setting
forth the outline of the events which took
place m regard to the baccarat scandal , tbe
lord chief justice said that the precis was not
| n evidence in the case , ana that it was
merely a statement of the affair written by
CBO of the witnesses in the suit.
Lord Coleridge then turned bis attention
to Sir William Gordon-Gumming , though his
eyes were kept continuously upon the Jury
men and not upon the plaintiff. During this
branch of the discourse Lord Coleridgo se
verely criticised the baronet's conduct after
leaving Tranbycroft , referring to the events
subsequent to September 10 , the day when
tbo Traubycroft party may be said to have
prokcn un. His conduct tnen , according to
tho-chlef justice , was not of a nature tending
to show that the plaintiff was Innocent of the
charges brought against him.
At another and later period of the charge ,
Lord Colcndgo , referring to the criticism
which has been heaped upon tbo prince of
Wales slnco the affair first became public
for tbo share tbo heir apparent had taken in
the Traiibycrofl episode , laid In the main
that England was not only a free countrybut
a censorious one , Tbo Ufa of tno
Jikvce of Wales , Hko that of every
Other-person of ran IT , was continually made a
subject of public comment. . _
"The prince of Wales , " Lord Cowridgo
added , bomeubat pathetically , "poo.-
thruugh mauy boring ceremonies , and what
tf ho did Introduce baccarat into that great
house ! "
In the absence of any portion of the scan
dal being directly connected with tbo prince
of Wales , Lord Coleridge could not imagine
bow any harm could bo done to the mon-
orcby , to the prince or to anybody else , ad
ding significantly , "though soma people
flight have asked when tney heard of the
trouble at Tranbycroft , 'Why did not ho
read his blblo ! " '
"But , " ald the lord chief Justice , "no
body was anv the worse for the hard worn-
Ing man taking his pleasures among bis
friends , "
"Did tbo Jurv bcllovo that Jhe pi ilntlff
signed the dishonoring document in which
po suited that bo bad cheated at card * and
dirt this to save the prince of Wales ! Was
not the charge evidence far too great for the
Lord Colcridgo said In addition that bo
couM not understand bow a man could glvj
&vviy nil for whli-n , Ufa was valued and all
Wb'iU ' muds life worth living.
The lord chlel Justice wound up his charge
to the Jury with the following emphatic not
to bo easily misunderstood remark after
what ha had already Raid' "I send you ,
pcr.t'emcn of the jurv , to do your duty and
nu" I'l'i'g ' the noble \\ords of tbo great man to
t * t c vision , 'when you pass your Judgment
vik ftSir William liordon-Cuintnlnet , 1 pray
y j rfy-ollect your own. ' '
W fcn the vase was finally given to the
} n5y < i\ cry body seemed relieved. From tbo
r -10'Theory rttlrud to deliberate upon their
vcrJi t uaitl they returned to tbe court
rocri only ttftaeu minutes elapsed , showing
apparently that they were of ono opinion us
to it" merit * of the case.
\\heathoelerlc suddenly announced that
taa July w i rady to report , then ) was a
movement of surprise throughout the audience
The announcement that the Jury had found
a verdict for the defendant was received
with slluht hissing.
The court officers had .SOTIO difficulty for
some time In suppressing these marks of dis
approbation of the verdict , Thev were , bow-
ever , eventually suppn-fi .od and tne court
room vacated bv the audicnco.
W'ben the verdict wa * announced to be
against Sir William Gordon-Cummin ? tbo
latter to all appearance * was the matt un
moved man la the court. 'He folded bis
arms and looked straight at tbo Jury , but
otherwise did not move a muscle , bis face not
showing tbu slightest trace of emotion. Lord
Middlrton , however , Hushed scarlet and then
turned very pale. MM. Arthur Wilson and
Mfs. Lycett Green vveraaNo noticed to turn
pale when the 'verdict was rendered and
were evidently greatly frightened when they
heard the hisses which greeted It. The two
ladies mentioned stood for several minutes
whispering earnestly with their counsel , and
then , accompanied by their respective hus
bands , they passed lowly out of court with
bou td heads , nobody spc'aking to them , to all
appearances the objects of much dislike. In
fact so frightened and downcast were the
tearing of the defendants , unless Mr. Bcrkly
Levitt be excepted , thatanvbody would have
taken them for people who had just had a
crushing , withering vurdictTcndorodagalnst
"Tno Wilsous win" had , as if by magic ,
spread from tbe courtroom to the crowd out
side and Irom tucro all over London , and it
was evident as the defendants drove away
by xhe chilling manner In which they were
recanted that popular . yrapathy wa ? with
the guest of Tranbycrolt , whoso future was
now us black looking as that of a man con
demned to a long term of imprisonment for a
In the meantime how different was tbe
creeling extended to the defeated litigant , to
the unsuccessful one. Sir William Gordon-
Gumming. The latter all this time , while the
defendants with fast sinking Hearts were leav
ing the court room , had remained calmly
seated in his usual place. When the Wilsons
bad disappeared the baronet stood and prate-
fu'Iy , smilingly shook bands with Sir Kdward
Clarke and with others TV no pressed around
him with many cheering "words of sympathy
for the man whose career was thus blighted
beyond nil hope. The soldierly form of Sir
William , Instead of shrinking beneath the
blow wbich had been dealt aim. seemed to bo
proudly drawn up to its full height o > ho
walked slowly but steadily to a little table
near by , donned his ovsrcoav carefully
placed bis bat on his head and , accompanied
by Lord Middleton , walked out of tbo court
by one of tbe private- exists , followed bv the
pilyinir glances of the ladies "who still re
mained in the galleries anxious to have the
last glimpse of tho-victim of Tranbycroft
As the still proud looking baronet and Lord
Middleton loft the now law courts there was
another instance of tbo different manner in
wbich the general public looked upon the
victorious defendants and upon the defeated
plaintiff. Sir William and Lord Middleton
were no sooner recocnlzed as they entered
the latter's carriage than they were loudly ,
repeatedly and enthusiastically cheered by
the excited crowds packing everv approacn
to tbe new law courts , the reception con
trasting vividly , and most significantly with
the totally different manner dead iilence
with which the Wilsons xvere greeted as they
Sir William held a consultation with Sir
Edward Clarke , Mr. Gill and his solicitor in
tbe course ot-the evening before proceeding
home , where bo denied himself to all comers.
A group of friends still adhcnng to him
mot at the turf club in expectation of seeing
him. Since the scandal bccnmo public Gum
ming has not been seen at tbe Marlborough
or Guards club , but has occasionally visited
tbo Turf circle. Tonight the members of the
Turf club seemed undecided how to
act. Personally Gumming is liked at the
club. He has an bonorablo record through
out in all his dealings wilQ members of the
club and many are adverse to bis expulsion.
The division of public feeling uoon the ver
dict ivill largely act as a division , the aristo
cratic circles siding with tbe decision and ap.-
provine Lord Coleridge's charsro , while the
mass of the public sympathize with Gumming
nnd accuse tbe judge of gross partiality. The
hissing with which the galleries of the court
saluted the verdict was repeated outside by
an excited crowd thronging the corridors.
The defendants on leaving the court were
. " urrounded by a mob and numbers of in
sulting illusions were addressed to them
until they reached tbo protection of their
carriages. Mr .Lens , their solicitor , had to
fly for safety to tho.adjacent chancery court ,
where he escaped oy climbing over a bench.
Just oeforo leaving Mrs. Wilson telegraphed
the result to the prince of Wales , adding con
The popular reaction is largely duo to Sir
Edwnrd Clarke's'outspokcn and fearless ad
dress. When he appeared In the looby of
tbe house of commons tonight ho was greeted
witn many congratulations on the ground
that he bad aono the best that could be done
against enormous difficulties. His friends
fear that the Increased distinction he has
acquired in tbo trial will not commend him
to the court. The line ho took in his allusions
to the prince of Wales will be attended
with considerable social risk. Tbe
court is still an immense socia' '
power and could operate to cbrck
the career of even Sir Edward
Clarke. A lobbv report credits certain min
isters with telling Sir Edward Clarke thut
be went too far in his comments on the prince
of Wales' relations with his client.
Political issues of the affair promise a
spet-dy development. A group of radicals in
a house of commons , after n private confer
ence , have decided to ralso a discussion witb
ipccml reference to the prince , of Wales by
motions upon tbe army estimates. Mr Mor
ton has already given notices that in commit
tee on estimates ho mil move a reduction of
tbo salary of the Commander-in-chief In
order to raise a general debate in the case.
An indication of how the religious pub
lic view tbo scandal Is riven in the
speeches made nta meeting of Methodist
leaders tonight on the suppression of gamb
ling. Mr. Moulton , president of Wcslcyan
conference , who presided , declared that
gambling permeated all classes and that it
was time tbe evil was confronted , else it
would soon ruin society. Pnnce Hughes
was cheered to tbo echo In saying that he
took tha first opportunity to think Sir Ed
ward Clarke for his ( earless and manly
speech. Sycophants and time servers , be
said , might ccnsuro Sir Edward Clarke , but
true men would pralso him. It was reserved
for baccarat that tbo heir to the throne
should be given to one of the wont forms of
gambling. Sir Edward Clarice mtzht have
excited the anger of some , but he bad man
fully done bis duty.
The effect of the verdict In military circles ,
as generally understood , Is tbat Sir \VIIllaro ,
major and lieutenant colonel of the Scots
Fusilier guards , will be promptly cashiered
from the artiiy aud Just as quickly eipellej
from the Marlborougb club , the Guards club ,
the Turf club , and any other social organiza
tion to which be may belong.
Tbe summing up of tha lord chief Justice
during the afternoon was undoubtedly more
against Sir William Gordon-Cummlng than
wore the chief Justlco's it-murks durin ? tbo
morning. The utterances of Lori Coleridge
may be said to have amounted practically to
instructions to tlud a verdict against tbo
Ono of tbe baccarat jury > nen was inter
viewed after tbe conrt had adjourned and
said theru was no doubt from the nrst
moment the jury retired as to how the ver
dict would go , Each of the Jurymen , ho
said , was asked a * soon as they wcro alouo
n bother ho wa for the plaintiff or the de
fendants , and each reply was given without
hesitation "for the defendants. ' ' The Jury
man , tbo ccntlemau \ > bo was inter
viewed , frankly admitted that be sympathized
with the plaintiff , but he was so struck with
the unanimity of opinion which prevailed in
favor of the defendants tbat although be
would have liked to have found Sot the plain
tiff be tald bo couid not conscientiously do so
lit face of the evidence which bad txxm pre
sented on behalf of tbe defense. The inter
view txi Juryman said in conclusion that it ap
peared to him that the Jury hid made up
their minds ( is to.lbo wrdict they would ren
der before the lord chief JuUico summed up
and made hU charge.
Swcden'a Heir App-trcut III.
bTOOKiiiuM. June -Prtnc * Guitave , heir
apparent la the throne of Sweden aud Xor-
way , is aiufftirouxiy lit will * Lafluenia.
CONDEMNED BY THE PRESS.
Oomment of London Papers on the Outcome
of tbe Baccarat Case.
NOT COMPLIMENTARY TO THE PRINCE.
The Time * Advises the Wilson Family
to Scclc Social Retirement , arid
the Course of
\ nes. !
LO\POX , Juno P. The Times , Telegraph
and News , commenting on the baccarat
trial , endorse the jury's verdict. The Kews
qualities Its Judgment as follows ; "The pity
of It all Is the presence of the heir to the
throne at the head of a baccarat
table. Woo to the monarchy when it can no'
longer perform wbat may fairly bo called Its
last surviving use tbat of leading a ptire ,
simple and cleanly life as an example to its
subjects. It is grotesque to have.a prince
carrying about baccarat cotmtfirs wherever
he goes as a Mohammedan carries his pray
ing cape. "
The Chronicle has a scathing article , nearly
two columns In length.in which it condemns
the jury's ilnding and Lord Coleridge's par
tiality. It declares tbat no evidence- was ad
duced Inconsistent , with the hypotnesis"that
Gumming merely played the \\elt known
coup do trois. It says : "Tho verdict means ;
according to the jury , thai Cummlug doUbar-
atoly cheated an illustrious but Impectlnlous
friend by a trick reouiririg" "long' and
toilsome years of practice to acquire :
that though for years an habitual
card player without provoKing the 'slightest
suspicion , he suddenly plunged Intoa wild
and ostentatious orcie , cbcatinc tbo oiily
man in the world on wboso patrdnago.bis so
cial and professional career depended . There
is nothing incredible in Cumminss/gnfng the
damaging document on the ' strength'ol a
statement of the prince of Wolus' cringing
minions dooming him to a fate \rorhe'.fnan ,
death In order to save what thew1princo of
Wales is pleased to call his honor" . Cd'mmtnir
is not the first gallant Scottish fcenfletiran
who has sacrificed both honor nnd jifc.to tbe
fervid passion of loyalty to the priooo , or
whose devotion has been rewarded
by cruel nnd cynical ingratitude.
Ho has this satisfaction that'no
other man without the soul of a
flunkey bas ever run the smallest personal
risk for the sake of the helrupparent's honor.
Tbe article , proceeding , flatly accuses the
prince of Wales of violating the pledge of
secrecy and calls upon the authorities to in
dict Sir Ailllam Gordon-Gumming for the
criminal offense of cheating. It declares that
if tbey do not the public will know wbat to
take , and says tbe duke of Cambridge shriuks
from his duty in regard to the military of
fense. It is to bo hoped that parli
ament will not prove so pusillanimous.
The Chronicle finally asks what
steps will be taken to vindicate
justice in the crime which the prince of
Wales compounded by sUnina the compact
wita Sir William Gordon-Gumming , or
whether tbo infamous scandal will bo bushed
Tbe Times advises the Wilson familv ,
which it accuses of being needlessly respon
sible for the tragic ruin of a fine career , to
remain in social retirement. In regard to
the important aspect of the cae the Times
says : "Wo express the universal feel
ing of millions of English man
and women when wo say that wo
profoundly regret the prince of Wales'
connection with the affair. Wo almost wish ,
for the sake of English society , that as the
result of this unhappy ca e tbo prince of
Wales hud also signed"a declaration that he
would never touch a card again. "
The Standard says : " "Even if the plaintiff
comes out worst in the affair it must bo ad
mitted thai tbe defendants and their friends
have a somewhat tarnished refutation. The
whole business is ignoble from tbo beginning
to the end. There is an air of vulgarity and
shabbiness about it , acd it must in common
fairness be acknowledged that the--prince of
Wales cannot be wholly exempted from the
censure passed on his associates , "
AValos at the Ac t Races.
LOXUON. Juno 9. The prince of Wales ,
fresh from bis weeK of listening to the legal
war waged over the baccarat scandal ib the
court of queen's bench , was present at the
Ascot races today in comoanyjvith the ever
popclar princess of Wales and ber daughters ,
the princesses Victoria and Maud. The
auke of Clarence and Avondale. the heir pre
sumptive , the duk of Cambridge and tbo
duke of Saxeweimer were also among tbe
royal party The prince of Wales and all
the royalties mcntioaed drove in state from
Windsor castle the grand stand , b&ngr pre
ceded by the Yeomen prickers ( volunteer
light horsemen ) In dazzling uniforms' of 'green
and scarlet , headed bv one oflho baccarat
trial witnesses , the earl of Coventry , as mas
ter of the buckhounils.
Amid much cheering and artistic tooting of
couching horns the procession was formed ,
and the whola line of vehicles drove slowly
and with much dignity to the royal stand ,
where , upon the prince of Wales' presence
becoming known , there was tx sceuo of en
thusiasm similar to those witnessed during
tba drive from vVindsor , and all doubts as to
the manner In which the prince of Wales
would bo received by the public afte'r the
baccarat trial revelations were set at rest.
But Few "Busses I > un > lr c.
LOXPOX , June 0. There was little change
In the 'bus striuo this morning. Very few
buses are running.
A number of road oars loaded with non
union men paraded the streets this afternoon.
The occupants sang and cheered lustily and
were answered witb groans by the strikers.
The excitement was Intense , but the police
preserved order. The road car directors' met
and explained to tha mentonigbVthat it is
impossible at present to Increase wages aad
pav the dividend proposed.
A resolution pleuciug the men to resume
work in the morning was carried unani
mously. This will enable tbo company
to start 100 car * . John Burns addressed
a mass meeting of strikers , declared
that he had collected 3 in three
minutes in tbe county council In behalf
of the sinkers and that victory was certain.
Tbe speakers were booted at by non-union
men , but tbo mounted police kept order. Tbe
concession of twelve hour * moans a loss to
tbe road car company of JOQOO and to the
general omnibus of 70,000.
Tbe striking omnibus men have sent out a
number of drivers and conductors witb col
lecting boxes Into tbe streets and are can
vassing tbe pedestrians in tbo leading thor
oughfares In 'order to ralso funds to assist
them In carrying on the struggle with the
Miiniin , Juno 9. Three Cuban members
of tbo senatn and the chamborof deputies
have received a telegram from a lar o num
ber of the corporate bodies aud landed pro
prietors of Cuba , oogslug their representa
tives to oppose tbo proposed increase of tbo
sugar taxes in Cuba , as provided for In the
Cuban budirot presented la the chamber of
deputies on Wednesday last by Scnor Fable ,
minister of tbo colonies. Among tba provi
sions of the budget were tbo abolition of
export duties on tobacco , an Increase of tbe
land tax on sugar and tobacco plantations and
an increase of the tax on sugar and tobacco
producers and alcoholic beverages.
In the Common * .
LONDON , Juno 9 , After a futile attempt by
radicals and Irish members In the bouse of
common * today to defeat tbe government by
strategem In tbe absence of member * attend
ing tbo Ascot races , an acrid discussion arose
on Mr. Leas' new clause of the Irish land
bill , providing tbat the land commission be
recoa tructed. Th opposition accused tbe
government of a dcstro to decry nnd thwart
the only body possessing" Irlsh'conflJenee be
cause It prevented greedy vendor landlords
from obtaining exorbitant prices.
Mr Smith repudiated Sir William Vcrnon
Harcourt's Imputation of a fraudulent Inten
tion on tbo part of tbo government , aud de
nounced the violence of tne language.
Mr. Gladstone challenged Mr. Smith to
quote the violent language or tbu words Im
Mr. Goschcn warmly defended Mr. Smith.
Numerous Irish amendments were rejected ,
and finally Mr. Balfonr , after declaring that
the corcc rose not from Sir William Vcrnon
Harcourt's uneasiness , Which was expected ,
but from his intolerable tedlousncsi. carried
the clause under closure , but at the same
time ho proposed an amendment which mot
with Mr. Sexton's approval.
Biill'uur on the Crimes Act.
LONDON , Juno 9. Mr. fialfour , chief sec
retary of Ireland , said today that all clauses
of the crimes act dealing with boycotttnc
and intimidating can be withdrawn from
the whole of Ireland excepting County
Clare and some of tbo baronies
in which the "plan "Of campaign's btlll
exists. Upon the debate on the govern
ment education bill being resumed Mr. Dai-
four made a statement to tbe effect that
Ireland's share of the budget would be up-
plied to freeing elementary education in
much the same way as in England. Mr. Balfour -
four added that an early opportunity would
be takn to deal completely with the problem
of compulsory education. Ho bad little bopo
that tbo measure would be passed this ses
sion , but it had been introduced In order to
consider it during recess. Tbo minimum
grant for Ireland for this purpose , said Mr.
Balfour , in conclusion , would bo f'JOO.OOO.
Couldn't Hit the Town.
Iqriqrn , June 9. The armored transport
Impcrialo nnd the torpedo cruisers Lynch
and Condell appeared In slgbt about 4 p..m.
today and betran firing on the town , but the
range was too ereat and no damage was
done. The torpedo vessels were chased by
the congressional .ships Uuascar and Abloa.
Atfi.:0p : m. all was quiet again , tbo ship
having appatently retreated.
j.vi' srj jr/.vc u.titimLEr.
Sub-Committee of the Philadelphia
Council Listens to Testimony.
PninpELPiiu , Juno 9. vTho sub-commltteo
of the couni-.ll which Is Investigating the
affairs of ex-City Treasurer Bardsley met
todav. Mark M. Davis , secretary and treas
urer of the Bradford mills company , prac
tically owned by Bardsley , , testified that
since January 1,1SS9 , to May II , 1S91 , Bards
ley had transmitted to - him ) i505,700 to bo
used in the company's basiacss , Davis did
not suspect that this was 'not Bardsley's
money because tbo latter prior to 1SSO bad
given him S7.S,203 for the sama purpose.
Charles Liwronca , assistant cashier of tbo
Keystone bank , testified that ho knew
nothing of Bardsley's transactions with tbo
bank. Ho testified that h had before the
date of John C. Lucas' presidency of the
bank made alterations in the books "to cover
Lucas' overdrafts. At the time of the run
on the bank ho told the director * that Lucas1
indebtedness wa ? 1,0-33,000. He and Presi
dent Marsh took : every precaution to keep
this knowledge fromsBank Examiner Drew
by false entries.
Samuel C. Lucas , a director of the bank
and a brother of the deceased president , tes
tified that neither he norbj'sister-in-luw be
lieved Lucas' indebtedncss < la the bank to be
so lar o as was claimed. 'fThcv bad paid
ffiOO.OOO to raise the cloud 'th rras ; ovorlhe
good name of Jobn C. Lncas/
John S Davis , who wsoffered the presi
dency of the bank and who made an Investi
gation of tbo bank's affairs , testified that
Lucas owed the bank WJO,000 - In making an
examination of the banR's affairs be noticed
that persons whoso names were unknown to
him were indebted to tba bank for $400,000.
This , bo was told , was properly chargeable
against the Lucas estate. Tno committee
then adjourned until tomorrow.
i'lcu < l < Guilty.
Pnii.APEi.pnu , June 9. John Barasley ,
ex-city treasurer , was arraigned this mornIng -
Ing on seventeen separate indictments charg
ing him with loaning money as a public oM-
cer , deriving gain from tbe deposit of public
money and converting public money to his
own use. He pleaded guilty to every count.
Two weeks from today was set for 'bearing
evidence when the court , would proaounco
sentcnco according to its wehrht.
While arsrulng for two weeks' delay coun
sel for Bardsley said he yna preparing a
statement for Bardsley and " would take
most of the time to get "it readv. This caused
a revival of the rumor that Barasley Intends
to make a confession of everything.
Litigation ProDablc .In Settling
Up Hta Kstrtte.
Cnicioo , Juno 9. Soma weeks ago a young
man named Charles Dunham , who was re
puted to be a wealthy dealer In railroad sup
plies , but about whom littlewas known , died
of alcoholism at the Wasflngtonian borne.
Dunban bad lived in Washington for some
years , and it is said he camp.of a good family
and was well known lu. social circles in
Washington and Baltimore. In bis dying
hours be was nursed by an attractive young
woman who claimed to be hlv'wifo.
Today under tne name of'Dora ' F Dunham
she was appointed administrator of the estate
in the probate court. Protracted litigation
promises to grow out of'DnnUam's death , as
his partner In tbo railroad supply business , a
man named Fenn , claims to nave a bill of
sale of tbo property , made to ' him" by Dunham
shortly before bis death. Mrs. Dunham's
attorney declines to trivo her maiden name ,
but says that sbo was' united to Dunham by
a common law marriage in Baltimore May
13. ! Ss9 , and tbat Dunham has recognized her
as his wife since that time , not only in Balti
more , but in the fashionable circles In which
they moved in New York. V
8in JOtlA'S ItKjfAIXS.
Lying in State In tho" Senate Cnam-
hcr nt Ottawju
OTTAWA , Ont. , June 9.-JJfee body of Sir
John Macdonald now lies in iittte in the sen
ate chamber. At 5 a. m. tbe ; rivato funeral
service was conducted at Ear iscliffa , by Hec
tor Bogard , after which tha remains were
berne to the senate chamber At 10 o'clocK
the doOrs were thrownt open. sad since that
time thereto * been a parfecl jam of visitor * .
Lord Stanley ana staff wero'theflrst to come.
and as tbe governor general paused at the
catafalque be deposited a twjeatiful wreath
on tbo casket Next caraoitesnber * of tno
cabinet , senators and members of parlia
ment , after which privals citizens were ad
Columbia Law School Commencement
WASHIXOTO.V , June 9. The | tew school of
Columbia college had its antjnal commence
ment exercises tonight beftjre a crowded
bouse. There was a largo graduating class.
The address to the graduates Was made by
ex-Senator Jobn B. llenaerspirof Missouri.
Hesoldlu part : "Whin Iseo tbo thriftless
farmer leaning upon the governulDnt instead
of bis plow for support , and. , the workman
wasting bis time in organizing labor unions
against capital b-x-ausalt u pot his own and
complaining tbat tbo ; world is unkind , the
words of ta slus to bls riead come vividly
to my recollection : * Thefault , dear Hrutus ,
is not in our star * , but la our&elres , that wo
are underlings. ' "
No More Guld Plating of Coins.
CUICACIO , June 9.-jTbe secret service oM-
cers bave notified all tbo Jewelers of tbo city
that hereafter they will 1 prosecuted-
counterfeiting In caio they ON caught gold
plating illvcr of nlrkel coins for banploi.
This action has be n taken became U has
been discovered tbat tome of those bangles
have been posted as tbo gold coins tbey re-
AFFAIRS AT CAMP CLARKSON ,
Second Day of the Sons of Veterans' En
campment at Genera.
NEBRASKA KNIGHTS OF RECIPROCITY.
Organisation of the Xew Order nt
Hastings A Horc Thief Hound
Over Jlydr.iphnhla Among
GENEVA , Neb. , Juno P. [ Special Telegram
to THE BEE. ] J"ho second day of tne Sons of
Veterans' encampment has passed off nicely
with notnlng to mar the peace and harmony
of the occasion. The morning was spent by
the different camps in practice for the com
petitive drills whli'h take place tomorrow.
The balance of the day was spent in trans
acting the business which pertains to tbe or
ganization. At 5:20 : the dally dress parade
took place , Colonel Coates commanding , and
the boys acquitted themselves In a creditable
Every train which arrived today brought
new Installments of the blue coated boys and
the streets of the city tonight ars crowded
with them. The camp grounds have all the
appendages In the way of amusements to
make a success.
All Sons of Veterans here were todav pre
sented by tbo Kcliof Corps with beautiful
hand-painted badiros containing tbo date of
the encampment , etc. Tboork of painting
tnem was done by the ladles of Geneva , and
are something tbat tno boys will keep as me
mentos of this" their1 first encampment.
Tbe name of the camp has been changed to
There are DOW abpu\ two bund.f d and fifty
delegates here ifn'd from 700 to SOO Sons of
Veterans. Nearly every camp In the state Is
represented , and 1C Is expected that all camps
will have delegates hen ? .
Last ulgbt a camp fire was held In Floral
hall , which was .attended by a largo crowd ,
and the bovs were chocir fUil of enthusiasm
and all report a itoOd" time. J. E. Neill camp
from Beatrice is here in large number * .
Xotwitnstimdlnvr that the prospects are bad
for pleasant weStlibr Geneva Is beginning to
put on bur gala attire in honor or the visitors
who are expected this week. The encamp
ment was first named "Camp Coates" In
honor of the present commander-m-chief of
the Sons of Veterans , who is a citizen of
Omaha. For convenience sake the headquar
ters will be In town and not at the grounds.
They will be located in the parlors of
the new hotel , the Jameson , was
rushed to completion in view of this fact.
The camp is located on the fair grounds ,
about one-half mile from the center of the
business part of tbo city. The grounds are
well supplied with water and all conveniences
for camping purposes.
There are now sixty tents ID readiness for
use , all tbat could bo obtained from the state ,
but there is a large hall that can be used that
will accomtnoJato as many as the tents , nnd
everything has been arranged for the com
fort of tbo visitors.
The University of Om hi.
BELLEVUE , Nob. , Juno 9. | Special to TUE
BEE. ] Tbe annual meeting of the board of
trustees of Bellevue collese was held today.
Tbe most important business which came be
fore the me'etlngjtvas tha..chango in , tbe arti
cles of incorporation and tha cbango in the
name of the college , which will bo known
hereafter as the University of Omihi , the
object of said corporation will bo to provide
liberal education in letters , science , philo o-
phy. arts , law. medicine , theology and other
departments of knowledger
The .department of letters , science and
arts , kriown as Bellevue college , will bo per
manently located at Bellevue , and tboso of
law , theology , medicine and other profes
sional schools will bo located at Omaha or
elsewhere as may ba deemed desirable.
H. T. Clarke was re-elected president. T. J
Balrd of Plattsmouth. first vice president ,
W. J. Harsha , second vice president , and
Rev. S. M. Wove , secretary. The finnaci.il
condition was found exceedingly cratlfving ,
money being in sight'to pay every bill. Wbilo
waiting for the train at the depot this evening -
ing tbe trustees held a session to consider
the matter of building a new dormitory at
the college. H. T. Clark having Just sub
scribed fXX ) for tbat purpose. Tbo board
will probably meet again tomorrow.
FAIRMOST , Xob. , June 9. [ Special to TUE
BEE.J Tbe eighth annual commencement of
tbo Fairmont high scnool was held in the
opera house this evening. There were ten
trraduatcs this year , the largest In the history
of tbo schools. The work done by Prof.
Van Eaton during his four years' stay bas
placed the Fairmont schools In the front rank
of graded schools in the state. Tbe COJHC
admits graduates to the senior preparatory
class of tbe state university. The graduates
were as followaj Grace I. Rushton , Carrie
H. Dewov , Mablo Honn , Bertha bimpsou ,
Helen Miller. Mamio Farrar , Maggie E.
Hauphwout. FranoM. Gntchess , Stephen J.
Ambler , G. .L. HaUghjvout. The salutatory
was delivered by Slis = Grace I. Rushton and
tha valedictory by Maggie E. Ilaughwout ,
both elected , _
TEKAMAU , Neb. , Juno 0. [ Special to THE
BEE , ] The graduating exercises of the Tc-
kamab high school were held in tbo opera
house. Tbe class is composed of Misses
Lucy Goodwill , Lillie Merrill , Mattlo Shafer ,
Emma Smith , Alice Hall , Edna Matthews ,
Minnie Fischer , mile Swanson , Nora Wy-
roff , Carrie Mason , Messrs. AVill Wormnan , I
Robert Templeton , John P. Cameron. Wil
liam Dayboff , Charles Dayhoff , Lloyd Spiel-
man , and all acquitted themselves with
credit. Tbe mala quartette composed of
Dr. C. C. Smith , F. W. Conklm , F. E.
Ward , P. O. C. Sullenberger , rendered ex
cellent music. Tbe opera house was packed
and standing room was at a premium.
Driving ABflociatidii Organized.
YonK , Nob. , Juno 0. JSpocial to THE
BEE. ] A driving association has boon or
ganized In this city. Its object is to advance
the interests of trotting and driving horses
in the county. A constitution and by-laws
were adopted , and ofilccri elected as follows :
W. H. Reader , president ; John S. Knott ,
vice president ; " A. J. Bolster , secretary ; E.
W. Mosher. treasurer ; Henrv Fry , t1. Whit-
comb , J. W. Small , L. F. Southwortb and
T. E , Bennett , directors ; About forty mem
bers loined at tbo Initial meotlng. Tbo uo
of < tbo agricultural society's track and
grounds has been secured , and on July 4 the
association will conduct its first special
A Prosperous School.
FIIEMOST , Neb. , June 9. ( Special to THE
BEE.J The summer term of tbo Fremont
normal and business college opened today.
The attendance Is the largest at the begin
ning of a term in tbo history of tbe school ,
300 students being present at the cnapel exercises -
ercisos this morning , with assurances that
the number will be increased to 400 before
the close of the week. Tbe school is in a
most prosperous condition. Next Monday a
large addition doubling the capacity of the
college proper will bo doalcatod wllu appro
priate exercises. A now dormitory with
sixty rooms is now l'i ' mxoe&s of construc-
xhiu of lleuljiroclty.
Neb. , June 9. [ Special Tele
gram to Tut BEE. I Pursuant to a call In the
local papers for a meeting to be held In the
Queen City land company's onice to orfaulzo
a ledge of Knights of Reciprocity , an entnus.
iastlo meeting was bell It was calioci to
order by J. B. Keodle , and on motion , Leo
pold Hahn was elected temporary pr * si leal
and Fred Reancr temporary iscrclarjr of
Hastings lodge No. 1. Many complimentary
and enthusiastic speeches wore'made , pro
nouncing reciprocity , as now being applied
by the United States , n great and wonderful
success. On motion the meeting adjourned
for one week , until the constitution and by
laws are se.-ured , when a rtnaneut organ-
lintlon will bo perfected. his Is the first
organization of this charau \ In Ncbraskx
Hnstincc "Flo d l } * ' , ' ] tort. .
HISTIKOS , Xeb. , Juno ITSpecial Tele
gram to THE Brc.J An el"5 slastlc nudi-
cnce witnessed the third anrt 5tiold day ex
ercises of the Hastings colle"l > is afternoon
at the college athletic assoen grounds.
The tennis doubles were won Brown nnd
Heartwclli the mixed doubles Norlln and
Cunningham of tbo Hastings cc o ; single *
by Sweeney of Crete.
Baseball tnnnvinir contest , \ - i by Bert
CnniWPll of Hastings ; distance 110 yards.
The one milo race was spirited and was
won by Moritz of Hastings.
Caraweii won the several foot races on the
programme with ca e , the Doano contestant
being distanced in each case.
Football kicking was won by Moritz ; dis
tance , 100' feet. The gro nimuio was some
what lengthy , but entertaining throughout.
Sunday t-choo. Convention.
HOLPUCGC , Xeb. , Juno 9. [ Special Tele
gram to THE BEC.J The annual convention
of the State Sunday School association began
a three days' session hero this evculuc , E.
A. Stevens of Grand Island presiding. The
address of welcome was made by Rev.
Chapia of the Holdrego Methodist Ephmpal
church , ana after a brief reply by the pioii-
dent the audicnco listened to an eloquent
address on tbo suojcct ot bible study by Rev.
Watnwrieht , About two hundred delegates
uro present and a larce number are expected
tomorrow , when the convention will bccin
its regular work.
A Serious lltmn\v\y.
Coi.rvntra , Nob. , Juno 0. ( Special Tele-
pram to THE BEE.J A serious und possi
bly fatal runaway accident occurred on ono
of the principal business streets this evening
about 9 o'clock. Uus Kochler , an insurance
and real citato dealer , was driving borne
from n business trip to tbe country. When
ho reached Eleventh street his team became
unmanageable aud ran about ten blocks into
a summer kitchen in the northwest part of
town. ICoehler held his scat until the sud
den stop , when ho was thrown to the grouud
and rendered unconscious. He is badly In
jured internally and has two ribs broken.
Omaha nnd Sioux City 1.1ncs.
XIOBIUIM , Xeb. , Jube 9. [ Si > ecial to THE
BEE.1 J. E. Bennett , an agent in the Inter
est of the Chicago , St. Paul , Minneapolis &
Omaha railroad , was in town yesterday tak
ing notes in connection with the plans filed in
the county cleric's ofilce on the 3rd by the
Sioux City & Northwestern. He explained
that the route into Niobrara from Bloomfield
would not materially interfere with the Sioux
Citv line. Papers ware served on him as
agent of the Omaha line to keep hands off the
line as surveyed by the Sioux City company ,
and other agents have accepted service.
BnowsviLLc ; Neb. , June 9. [ Special to
THE BEE. ] Last evening Prof. M. B. C.
True of tbo high school of ibis place dellv
ered his address to the graduating class be
fore a large and appreciative audience in the
opera houso. Commencement exercises will
be held next Friday evening , at which time
tbo graduates will receive their diplomas.
Amonz those who will graduate are Wamon
A. Brown and Emma B. . Brown , children of
humble colored parents who for a number of
vears have resided in Brownvlllo.
STUART , Neb. , Juno 9. ( Special Telegram
to Tun BEE. ] James Carroll , who decamped
with the team of bis employer , Patriak Mc-
Doni.ld , 'last Friday and wa ; captured at
Burwcll on Saturday uleht , was arraigned
before Justice- . W. Wertz yesterday. Ho
was bouud over aud in default of boil waj
sent to jail. It is probable ho will plead
trullty bsfore Judsro Kinkaid and receive a
Hcbt sentence. He attributes tbo cause of
hts rash break to drink.
WI > TEHX , Neb. , June 9. [ Speolal Tele
gram to TUB BEE. ] Oddfellows memorial
day was observed at this place today by the
Tobias and Western loJgcs. A procession
was formed at tbe ball and marched to Plain-
view cemcwrv , wbere , after appropriate
services had been held , tha graves of deceased -
ceased Oddfellows were decorated. The
floral offerings were elaborate and coitly.
To Itt n New Itnnd.
Nioniuni , Neb. , Juno 9. [ Special to THE
Bnc.j At a special meeting of the board of
supervisors last evening special elections
were called In three townships In the eastern
part of Knox county to vote Sl',000 bonds
July 13 , 13 and 17 in aid of the Yankton , Nor-
follc & Southwestern railroad to Wausa , con
necting with tbe Omaha lino.
Bitten by a Mud
NF.WMVS Gnovr , Neb. , June 9. [ Special
to THE BEE. ] Several weeks ago a maa dog
ran nt large here for several days and before
it was killed bad bitten a large amount of
stock. The result is that a numocr of bogs
belonging to fanners have died of hvdro-
phobla. It is reported that a child. at-North
Brunch was also bitten.
A It'A V TO RVKOPE.
"Western People Who Seek Pleasure
Abroad Shipping News.
NEW Yoiih- , Juno 9. [ Special to THE
BEE. ] The following Wyoming folks sailed
on the steamship Wisconsin of tbo Guion
line : Mr. nnd Mr * . DInxvooly , Mrs. Taylor ,
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Patrick , Mr. and Mrs.
Jobn Isaacs , and Mr. and Mrs. William
Mr. T. A , Mansfield , Des Moines , sailed on
the steamer Servia of the Cunard lluo for
At Boston TheStato of Maine , from Liv
At Philadelphia Tbo Maine , from London.
At Moville Tbo Ethiopia , from New York.
At New York The City of Chester , from
tllE H'EATHKIC If O RECAST.
For Omaha ana Vicinity Showers ; sta
WAPIUXOTOK , Juno 9. Forecast till 8 p.
m. Wednesday : For the Dakotas Light
showers ; cooler ; northerly winds.
For Nebraska Light showers ; cooler ;
For Iowa Light showen ; stationary tem
perature ; southerly winds.
For Kansas Light showers ; cooler ;
For Colorado Fair , cooler ; northerly
Iron nnd St el Worker * .
PiTTsnujto , Pa. , Juno9. Tbo Amalgamated
Association of Iron and Steel Workers today
endorsed the bricklayers' strike. Tbo amal
gamated also pledged Its support. The en
dorsement of the bricklayers' htrike as
passed py the convention contained a signifi
cant clause , stating that the magnificent C.
L , Davis < Atvln Josllu ) theater building hero
was being put up by entirely non-union men ,
and dctflritig all labor organizations to "re
member that in tba future. " This tneaus a
Forest Flrrs In Mulnc.
SKOWUEOAV , Me. , June 0. Largo forest
flre are raging in the vicinity of tbe Upper
Enchaiited Ponds and on I'uihi. Uoatu. It j
U feared tbat all the dams in tie I'arlin
stream and lumber rim pi theu- and on tbe '
I'pper Eucban'od will bo dctr'Vfd F"th
Ing but nun will keep the fires from spreaj.
Remarkable Question from Nebraska Dis
posed of bj Commissioner Morgan.
RIGHTS OF ORIGINAL AMERICAN CITIZENS ,
CnnuTlntt's for Promotion In the Army
Patent * for Western Inventors
ioutli Dakota Lund
WASHINGTONtlimetuTui ; Her , 1
i 13 FouitritBVTii STIIEKT
WASIIIXOTOV , D. C. , 5ft ! f
ludlan Commissioner Morgan today dls-
po ed of a very remarkable question wbich
was presented by Superintendent LJaekus of
the Indian school at Genoa. Nob. Superin
tendent Backus soma time ago advised the
commissioner of Indian affairs upon the
strength of resolutions passed oy the workIngmen -
Ingmen of Norfolk , Nob. , to prohibit for po
litical reasons the working of Indians In the
sugar beet fields of tbat state. Superintend
ent Backus' protes.ors looked upon the work
of an Indian In the same light as they w uld
regard tbat of a convict or alien. Commis
sioner Morgan says in hi * letter to tbo super
intendent tlmt tbo Indian is the original
American citizen and has n better right
to work when , wbere and bow
bo pleases than any other citizen
of this country ; that the Indian
originally owned this country anil that white
people are in point of fact trespassers upon
it. The commissioner regards the advice of
the Nebraska superintendent and the organ
ized labor friends as tbo most advanced step
ever heard of against , the education of tbo
Indian and the efforts of the government to
maku him self-supporting , and believes that
it would better become tbo Indian to protest
against the methods of those who object to
his labor. Commissioner Morgan reminds
theobjoctors that the people around tbe Car
lisle. Pa. , school are sufficiently civilized tenet
not protest npainst the education of the In
dian and snjs that if the people of Nebraska
desire It be" will bo glad to transfer tno
Indians from the Nebraska school to tbo ono
at Carlisle , nnd close up the former and let
the people of Nebraska themselves take
charce of the education of their Indian ? . At
the Indian otlico tbe suggestion from Ne
braska Is regarded as the most unique of the
ace and if it could be framed wiula doubtless
attract widespread attention at the world's
The following named officers will report In
person to Colonel Frank Wheaton , Second
infantry , president of the examining board ,
convened at Fort Omaha , nt such time as
may be designated , for examination bv the
board as to tholr fitness for promotion : First
Lieutenant William J. Turner. Second in
fantry ; First Lieutenant Montcotnory D.
Parker. Ninth cavalry , Second Lieutenant
Leon T. Roudiese , Fifteenth infantry ; Second
end Lieutenant Arbrabam P. Buffinirton ,
Seventh mfnntrv ; Second Lieutenant Fred
erick V Krug , Eighth Infantry. The officers
named will report their addresses at once to
Captain John K. Warring , Secoaa infantry ,
recorder of the board at Fort Omaha , and
will hold themselves In readiness to appear
for"cxamlnation when summoned utWbu'tba
conclusion of their respective examinations
will return to their proper stations.
Patents were issued todav as follows :
James H. Calta , Sastalia. S. D. , stove ; Ivory
G. Colc-ord , Dos Moines , la. , tooth for thrash
ing machine ; George W. Howe , Wasbmeton ,
la , , ventilator ; Edward C. Johnson , steam
eccino ; Peter F. Petersen , assignor of one-
half toW. . O. Schmidt , Davenport , la. , safety
car brake ; Fremont Reynard , Amhcrst , Neb. ,
nut lock ; William W. Runyon , Coming , la. ,
bill file : Arthur Ryan , assignor of one-half
to B. Lindsav. Pierce , Neb. , hay gatherer
aud stacker ; Henry Scbmltz , Wyraoro , Neb. ,
bridle : Augustus W. Araughn. Meulo. as-
signor to F. H. Ivingsbury , ( Jreston , la. ,
Tbo marriage of Miss Barbara Hoffmat of
Bentonville , Va. , to Mr. Robert L. Donahue
of Iowa took place at tbe Ivy City church
near here in the presence of their friends
and the congrecation. Tbo ceremony was
performed by Rev. Dr. Buck. After tbo
wedding Mr. and Mrs. Donahue repaired to
the residence of Mrs. Charles Rosewag ,
where a reception was held. The bride ana
groom will tnko qulto an extended tour
through tbo south and west , making loua
Acting Secretary Chandler today remanded
back to tbo local olticcr at Huron , S. D. , tbe
contest case of Orsdn T. Gilaen vs John N.
Hawkins. He affirmed the decision In the
casq of William L. Jacobs , rejection of proof
from the Aberdeen , S. D. land ofllce.
Ptnur S. HEATH.
Unknown Young Wonia-i Found
Floatinu In tlic Delaware Illvcr.
CAMPEX , N. J. , Juno 9. The body of a
pretty young woman was found floating in
the Delaware river above the Vine street
ferry landing today. Mystery surrounds tha
cause of her death. On the wharf near wbera
the body was found , a pocketbook wa * picked
up , containing a receipted bill in tbo name of
Blanco Humphrey. Several articles of wearIng -
Ing apparel were also found. These are prac
tically tbe only clues to tbe unfortunate
woman's identity. An examination of tha
body revealed two bruises on one of her
limbs. No otter marks of violence have
been discovered The clothing is of good
quality and the woman was evidently re
Mrs. Coleman , xvho resides near the river ,
states that near midnight last nlgbt sbd
beard a scream and n volco cry out "For
God's sake don't , " and then the heard a
A deck band on a ferry boat wblcb crossed
tbo river between Philadelphia and this city
was at the landing place at which the body-
was found , saw tbo body this afternoon and
recognized it as the body of a girl ho taw on
tbo boat on which ho was employed last
night. He sayb that early in tbo evening two
rather rough looking men , accompanied by
tbo girl , crossed from Philadelphia to this
city. Shortly afterwards they wont back
and later on the three came over again. Near
midnight tbo men returned to Philadelphia
without the woman. The man U positive to
bis identification of the body.
Tbo police learned tonight that the dead
woman bad worked for Mr * . Edenburo ,
a dressmaker at 1SJ9 North Eighth treot ,
Philadelphia , by whom she was also known
as Carrie Burroughs. Mrs. Edenburn iay
tbe woman bad been in her employ about tix
weeks. She loft her house between 7 and 8
o'clock Monday evening , apparently In good
spirits. The woman had stated to ber tbat
her homo was in bbamokin , Pa. Tbe pollca
are Inclined to tbu theory of suicide.
Mnrdi-r Caused hy Jealousy.
DENVER , Colo. , June Ex-Poltcemaa
James C. Jones this evening met hi * wife
walking with T. J , Stnuvti near Twenty ,
suth ana California streets , and after quar
reling with blm for a moment drew bis re
volver and shot Strawn dead. Jealousy was
tbo cause , although there scorns to be no
foundation for lu The murderer was
arrested , but refuse * to say a word about tb
AI er on Illalnu.
SBATTLK , Wash. , June 9. General RuiftU
A. Alger of Michigan arrived here y ester-
day. In aa Mntervlow ho said ; "If Mr.
Blame indicates to the republican party that
be i.I b < ? a ou.Ji < 1ate for preilduut I tntllevo
b t\ ill > r ' LI -atta l in a muuu-nt. I bellavo
hf w i L > . Uiu bett mun In the republican
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