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I ,-;-' FIRST PARI
Yawns for Perjurer Pigott," the
Confessed Blackmailer and
Author of the
FORGED PARNELL LETTERS.
A Searching Cross - Examin-
ation Utterly Bouts Him,
and in Despair
HE ADiTITS HE IS GUILTY.
The Witness Appeals to the Judges
for Protection, hut is
EXC1TIKG SCENES IS THE COURT.
President Hannen Orders a Scotland
lard Detective to PreTent
PAENELL'S VINDICATION IS ASSUEED
The London Times' persecution of Par
nell is defeated by its own witness Pigott.
That versatile gentleman has confessed, un
willingly, to be sure, and with some reserva
tions, that he forged the Parnell letters, and
ihat he is a perjurer and blackmailer.
President Hannen was afraid that Mr.
Pigott might want "to visit some of his
mysterious friends in France, therefore
specially detailed a detective to see that
Pigott was made so comfortable in London
that he would not desire to leave until the
Commission is through with him.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISrATCH.3
London, February 22. Copyrights
Perjurer Pigott spent six more agonizing
hours on the rack to-day, aud when the
Court rose at 4 o'clock, Inquisitor Bussell
had not done with him. Very pale, nerv
ous, and dejected was Richard Pigott when
he entered the box, and long before he left
it he had reached the state at which a
scoundrel brought to bay either loses his
wits entirely or becomes utterly reckless.
Kb one was able to say with certainty'what
was Pigott's condition when the Court rose.
Probably his condition, like his answers,
Bussell hadn't been on Lis feet five min
utes when lie got Pigott into such a tangle
over his second letter to Archbishop "Walsh
that the witness turned his scared face to
. the judges and asked to be allowed to ex
plain. Russell was only too delighted, and
Pigott proceeded to mumble a statement, in
the course of which he practically admitted
that all the letters to His Grace were full of
lies, written when he realized that he might
be called to prove what he had told Hous
ton, and in hopes that Parnell would give
him money to escape from the country.
Pigott Proven a Liar.
In reply to Busscll's bland inquiry
whether he would like to say anything
more, Pigott unwisely told an untruth, of
which there was a live man actually in
court ready to prove that he had. He said
he had written a letter to Houston strongly
remonstrating against the Times publish
ing the forged letter.
Manager McDonald, utterly sick and
heartsore, has ceased to haunt the court,
but Houston was in his usual place. He
took a solemn farewell of his faith days
ago, and has since done nothing but sit and
glare at Pigott As soon as he heard the
latest lie he jumped to his feet as though
a boot to assault Ananias, but, thinking
better of it, contented himself with crying
out that he never received such a letter, and
resumed his seat, pale, panting and almost
weeping at this crowning outrage on his
Deeply hurt, too, was the pure-souled
Picott at Russell's suggestion that he had
written lies; but his subsequent admission
that he bad indulged in gross exaggerations,
devoid of truth, somehow robbed his denial
of .its value, and afforded justification for
the laughter which rippled through the
He Lied to the Archbishop.
Other letters passed between the witness
and Archbishop Walsh were produced and
read. They completed Pigott's discomfi
ture, proving, as they did, that while as
suring His Grace of his absolute innocence
of complicity in the conspiracy against the
Irish members, he was actually going to
aud from Paris, meeting his mystery men,
taking his oaths and buying his bundles of
The reading of the Pigott-Egan corre
spondence,cabled you several days ago, and
the cross-examination thereon, created lots
of fun. Russell's merciless fire of banter
ing, yet searching questions completely de
moralized Pigott, and the quill "pen which
lie held in his shaking hand rattted like a
Morse telegraph key on the shelf of the
witness box, upon which he leaned for
"Who," asked Russell, "were the myste
rious strangers who made an offer of 500?
"Were they tall or short, dark or fair? Did
they wear masks, or were their faces black
ened? Did they sneak with a brogue? Did
you stand the drinks and ask them to call
Hit Tongue In Paralyzed.
Pigott, pawing at his face, mumbled out
negatives or affirmatives quite irrespective
(of the nature of the questions, and not in
frequently gazed at his tormentor with an
open mouth whence no sound issued, al
though his tongue seemed to wag.
Close questioning followed on the start
ling similarity of spelling and phraseology
in tbe forged letter and in genuine letters,
and letters admittedly written by Pigott,
and ere long the world was let into the se
cret of the forger's methods, and given pret
ty clearly to understand that the forger was
Pigott The scene ended with a despairing
appeal by Pigott, an appeal to the Judges,
and (he dignified and significant rebuke of
the appellant by President Hannen, which
left no doubt of what the opinion formed
by their lordships was.
The afternoon was spent in an exposure of
some of Pigott's blackmailing attempts; of
how he obtained money from Chief Secre
tary Forster's private purse on the plea of
poverty and persecution; of Forster's sym
pathizing letters, and many similar acts of
kindness, rewarded finallv by an attempt to
extort money by infamous threats. Pigott
hadn't dreamed that these damning letters
were still in existence, and . the effect was,
A Detective on His Track.
As the hand of the clock slowly traveled
round for the hour for adjournment the ex
citement rose to painful intensity, for scarce
ly a soul present doubted that the Court
would order the arrest of the self-confessed
perjurer and blackmailer. But they were
disappointed of the denouement At 4
o'clock the Judges rose, gathered up their
robes, and, with dignified bows to the coun
sel, stalked solemnly out.
The perturbed Pigott had evidently had
the same feeling, and shrunk from every
stranger as he passed out of the court into
the quiet corridor, where he had to remain
until the crowd waiting outside to
cheer Parnell had dispersed in deep
disgust at being deprived of its
joyously planned pleasure of
hooting the perjurer. It was toward 5
o'clock when Picott, closely followed by two
constables in plain clothes, who have been
charged with his safe guarding since the
commencement of the Commission, left by
the side door. Had he not been too fright
ened and worried to notice anything, he
would have observed another man in plain
clothes, following at a discreet distance. It
was a Scotland Yard detective, who, by the
direction of President Hannen, as an addi
tional precaution against probable attempted
flight, had been ordered to shadow Picott
until the reassembling of court on next
Tuesday. In sober truth, Richard Pigott's
checkered and disreputable career is fast
nearing its appropriate ending in the felon's
Succumbs Under tbe Pointed Qnestlons Fnt
to Htm, nnd Confesses Tbat lie I a
Ltnr, n. Blackmailer nnd
tBT ASSOCIATED TKESS.:
London, February 22. The courtroom
was crowded again this morning when the
Parnell Commission reassembled.
The cross-examination of Richard Pigott
was continued. He admitted writing a let
ter to Archbishop "Walsh, which Sir Charles
Russell produced in court and which con
tained a statement that the documentary
and personal evidence to be produced before
the commission could be rendered harmless
by an exposure of the means by which it
had been obtained.
At the suggestion of Presiding Justice
Hannen Archbishop Walsh's letter to
Pigott, part of which was read yesterday,
was read in extenso. The Archbishop re
ferred to the fact that there had been svste-
matio lying concerning the Nationalist
The witness now admitted receiving this
letter. He said that when he wrote to the
Archbishop he was in very distressed cir
cumstances, owing to having received no
money from Mr. Houston. Witness' other
work had been neglected and lost
He Wanted to Lcaro tlie Country.
He therefore wrote to Archbishop 'Walsh,
hoping that he would submit the matter to
the Parnellite members of the House of
Commons, and induce them to provide wit
ness with means with which to leave the
country, in return for the information wit
ness should give. Witness was startled and
surprised when the letters appeared in the
Times, and considered it a breach of faith.
He wrote to Houston, strongly protesting
against their publication.
Sir Charles - Russell demanded that this
letter be produced.
Houston here said he had forgotten re
On being further pressed Pigott volun
tarily exclaimed: "I may say at once that
the statements I made to Archbishop Walsh
This statement produced a sensation.
Sir Charles Russell then said to the wit
ness: "You deliberately wrote lies?"
"Witness replied, "Well, exaggerations."
Sir Charles Russell Did the exaggera
tions have no truth?
Witness Very little. Laughter. I
forget what I meant when I wrote to Arch
bishop Walsh that the charges were a
mixture of what I believed to be true and
Fnll of Information.
Continuing, witness said he knew that
criminal proceedings were projected when
he wrote saying that he could nullify them
by exposing the discreditable means by
which it was sought to institute the pro
ceedings. He could not say what the pro
ceedings were to be taken for. He imagined
that they were for complicity in the Phoenix
Park murders, but there was no foundation
for the statement "Witness again wrote to
Archbishop "Walsh on May 1, offering to
fnrnish further information.
In reply to this letter the Archbishop
said: "I understand you are anxious to
make a statement to assist the victims of
fraud and slander by exposing the fraud
and slander. I cannot refuse to accept such
a statement miry. I accept yonr aisur
ance that you took no part in the publica
tion." Witness said he forgot writing .the state
ment. Sir Charles Russell read a letter dated
May 5 to Archbishop Walsh, in which
Pigott offered to make a personal written
Witness admitted making the statement
to Archbishop Walsh between May 5 and
May 7. He had written to Archbishop
Walsh recently, but denied that he had
.done so in order to again obtain the written
Creatine a Sensation.
Sir Charles Russell read a letter from
Archbishop Walsh to Pigott, bearing date
of May 7, in which the Archbishop said he
assumed that Pigott either knew the author
of the fraud or knew what measures had
been taken toprocure fraudulent evidence.
The writer said he did not wish to know the
name of the gentleman who was at the bot
tom of the matter.
Sir Charles Russell pressed the witnesi,
who reluctantly admitted that he had
Houston in mind when he wrote.
In reply to a question by Presiding Jus
tice Hannen witness said he was not sure
thaHie received the letter.
Sir Charles Russell quoted from a letter
written by Picott to Archbishop Walsh on
" Witness said he could not say what the
latest proposition mentioned in the letter
meant He only remembered making one
proposition, namely, that he had 'shown
compromising letters. His opinion having
been asked as to the genuineness of the
letters, he had stated that the letters cred
ited to Mr. Parnell were rather doubtful.
This statement created a sensation in tbe
Knew They Wero Forsrrlc.
Witness further testified that he would
not swear that he had not told Archbishop
Walsh that the letters were forgeries.
He doubted the authenticity of the letters
because he did not know the handwriting
of the bodies of them. He believed he told
Archbishop Walsh that he thought the
Egan letters were genuine, but would not
swear that he did. lie was not sure whether
Mr. Houston ever expressed doubts as to
the cenuinencss of the letters. It was not
owing to Mr. Houston's doubts that witness
offered to rcobtain the money.
Sir Charles Russell read from a letter to
Archbishop Walsh from Pigott, in which
he said: "I trust Your Grace will do me the
justice to believe that I am not the fabri
cator of the letters, as is falsely alleged."
Sir Charles asked, "Who was the fabri
cator?" Witness replied that he did not know.
Sir Charles Did you believe there was f
This answer caused laughter. Mr.
Wemyss Reid produced a letter from Picott
to the late William F. Forster, then Chief
Secretary for Ireland, dated June 2, 1881, in
which he offered Mr. Forster papers which
he said would break up the League for
1,500 or 1,000.
Ilnd to Have Sloner.
Witness said that the issue of the Jrtsft
man, the paper printed by Pigott, depended
upon his receiving this sum, as his creditors
were pressing him. Mr. Forster on June 5
refused to accept this offer.
At presiding Justice Hannen's suggestion
Sir Charles Rnssell agreed to read selections
from the letters instead of the whole of
Witness continued that he had been in
straits since 18S1. and had anxiously turned
to every quarter for money.
Sir Charles Russell produced a batch of
letters written bv Pigott to Mr. Fgan, in
cluding one witten on February "23. 1881,
in which the writer asked Mr. Egan to give
him an address at which he could write to
Mr. Parnell, with whom he wished to com
municate on a matter of vital importance.
Pigott said he had forgotten the letter, but
admitted that he must have written it He
had not the slightest idea as to what the im
portant matter relerred to was. On being
hard pressed and after fencing he admitted
that he must have received an answer, but
had forgotten whether or not it directed him
to write under cover to Madame Ruyer, 99
Avenue de Villiers, Paris.
A Sclf-Confessed Villain.
Sir Charles Russell read from a letter
from Pigott to Mr. Egan, written on Feb
ruary 27, in which it was stated that he
(Pigott) had received an anonymous letter
from two-gentlemen who would call upon
and submit to Pigott a proposal greatly to
his advantage. They came, bnt declined to
give their names. They had an interview
lasting two hours, during which they asked
him to publish . a statement which was an
outrageous libel about the spending of tbe
league funds, and which was to be so con
structed that the publication would do
much harm. He added that-he was badly
in wantof 500, btjt would-be satisfied with
300 in'additiou tothe2200 already sent in
consideration of his paper. Pigott con
cluded the letter by saying: "Bad as I am,
I can truly say "that I have always been
true to those who trusted me." Laugh
ter. Witness said Ecan did not send the
On March 9 Pigott wrote to Mr. Egan
giving an outline of the statement referred
to. He also stated in the letter that Mr.
Ecan would see that if he (Pigott) pub
lished the statement he would get o00,and
that whatever the consequences might be
he would be compelled to accept the offer
unless Mr. Egan assisted him. On March
11 Egan replied that he regarded the letter
as a threat and declined to pav anything
even if he could. Witness said fie received
a letter from Egan on June 18, 1831, in re
lation to the sale of the Irishman.
Some Fecnlinr Coincidences.
Sir Charles Russell read Egan's draft of
a letter written on the fly leaf of Pigott's
letter. The phrasing of the firs't 08 words
was identical with the Times' version of
Egan's letter of J one IS, 1881, but the date
in the text of the Times'.version were
changed to June 12 and Juuc 15.
The witness admitted that the similarity
Sir Charles pressed the witness regarding
seTeral similar resemblances in the phras
ing of letters Egan had written to Pigott
and letters Pigott had supplied Houston.
Tiie witness admitted that assuming Sir
Charles' copies to be correct, which he
wfluld not admit, the coincidences were
striking. The copies, he said, might have
been forged. If they were not the coinci
dence could be got over because manv men
were in tbe habit of using the same phrases.
If he wanted to forge a document having
a genuine letter to imitate would assist him.
He could. not say how he would use the
oricinal, because he had nevertried.
Pigott admitted that he misspelled the
word "hesitancy" in the witness box yester
day. He believed that the knowledge that
the letter of January 9, 18h2, similarly mis
spelled the word had influenced his mind.
IIo Had a Itnd Spell.
This letter did not come into his possession
until the summer ot 1880, so he could not ac
count for the misspelling of "hesitancy" in
his own letters prior to that After Parnell
had declined to employ him on the staff of
the Irishman, he asked a priest named
Meagher to intercede with Parnell.
Sir Charles Russell produced the witness
letters to Meagher and pointed out further
resemblances to the 1 tmes' letters. He then
asked the witness if he was not ashamed of
Picott replied hotly, "Under the circum
stances, no." It is scandalous that I should
be thus questioned. I did not forge the let
ters. If I did I should not be here."
Mr. Reid produced letters written by Pig
ott to Mr. Forster; in which Picott asked a
loan. After much writing, in which Pigott
pleaded poverty, Mr. Forster sent him 100
as a private loan. Some time later, as a
matter of personal sympatliy, Mr. Forster
loaned Pigott 50 to enable him to go to
America. Pigott did not go, however, but
renewed his applications for money until
Mr. Forster granted him an interview.
Sir Charles Russell produced letter after
letter, including Pigott's demand for a loan
of 200 to enable him to go to Australia,
until the witness became dazed aud forgot
The commission then adjourned.
AX INCURABLE TRANCE.
Mrs. Alllionse Acnln Drops Soundly Asleep,
Almont Without Wnininff.
ISrrCIAL TELEGIIA1! TO TUE DISPATCU.1
Attica, N.Y., February 22. Mrs. Emma
Althouse is again asleep, and this trance
will undoubtedly be her last She was un
able, before entering into it, to warn her at
tendants, and for several days could not
move nor partake of nourishment
Be ore goitip to sleep she tried to com
municate "ith her sister by motioning her,
eyes, Gut the effort was unsuccessful. Her
relatives are much alarmed. .
TIMING TO EANDALL
Many Democrats Think Him the
Proper Leader for Kext Congress.
A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE OP HEART
Tired of Their Failures Under Mills, They
Clioosa His Successor.
PE03I ONE EXTREME TO THE OTHER,
Tbe Pennsylranian Knocks Onfiho Texan in Taeir
A decided tidal wave in' the direction of
"Mr. "Randall seems to have set in. By manv
this is attributed to the results of the late
elections. Be that as it mayrhe undoubt
edly knocked out Mills in a round or two
yesterday, and although he did not gain all
he wished, fie made several points, and the
encounter was anything but a "draw," such
as is now so fashionable in pugilistic affairs.
rFFKCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.!
"WASHINGTON, February 22. No single
half day during the life of the Forty-ninth
Congress furnished proceedings of deeper
interest than that of this afternoon. Tho
failure of the Democratic caucus last night,
to reach any agreement in regard to the
Cowles bill proved that if Randall did not
actually have the majority of the House in
his grasp, he had at least disorganized the
opposition to such an extent that it could
not come to any harmonious conclusion.
Early this morning came tho meeting of the
Committee on Rules, and here Randall
speedily accomplished a vicfory. The com
mittee unanimously agreed to report the
resolution for sessions to begin at 10 o'clock
in the morning, and the resolutions for the
pensioning ot Mrs. Sheridan and the re
tirement of General Rosecrans.
The resolution which provided for the
consideration of the Cowles bill was adopted
by the vote of the Republican members of
tlie committee and that of Mr. Randall him
self, the other Democratic members vigor
ously opposing the proposition to report the
FIRST BLOOD FOB RANDALL.
Though Mr. Mills had voted for report
ing the resolution for sessions beginning nt
10 o'clock, he decided to antagonize action
on this measure and test the temper of the
House by an attempt to gain consideration
of his rcsolutiou declaring the Senate sub
stitute to the Mills bill to, be unconstitu
tional. This was promptly knocked out by
a vote of 143 to 88, 25 Democrats voting
with Randall against the consideration of
the resolution. Of the Pennsylvania Dem
ocrats, Scott, Maish and Bnckalew voted
with Mills, and Lynch, Sowden and Hall
voted with Randall. Ermentrout was
paired on questious relating to considera
tion of the Cowles bill with Hutton, of
Missouri, but would have voted with Ran
dall otherwise. Of those voting with Ran
dall to-day, Ermentrout, Lynch and Hall
voted (or the Mills bill, But the result" of
the elections and the temper of their con
stituents have led to a change of heart
This was iirst blood for Randall with a
vengeance, and the meek, almost crushed
appearance of Mills, Scott, the Breckin
ridges and McMillin, from ihat time hence
forth, was decidedly pitiable.
FLURRY NUMBER TWO. -
Following this came the flurry over the
pension bill for Mrs. Sheridan, bnt after a
slight attempt at obstruction on the part of
Kilgore, ot Texas, that question was settled
by a compromise preposition from Harry
Bingham, reducing the amount of the
pension trom $3,500 to 2,500 per year.
The resolution lor'the retirement of Rose
crans had to run the-gauntlet of bitter op
position from such Republicans as Struble,
of Iowa; Cheadle, of Indiana, and Bontelle,
of Maine, who fought it because of the bit
ter opposition the bill for the retirement of
Gratit received at the hands of Rosecrans in
1885; but such were the vigorous speeches
made by Republicans in favor of the propo
sition that "Old Rosy" was triumphantly
placed on the retired list, so far as this
action could contribute to that result From
the sound of the voices it appeared that
about 20 members voted agains't retirement,
but who they belonced to no one could say,
as the opponents of the bill did not care to
call for a division or for the yeas and naysr
MILLS LETS DOWN EAST.
.This somewhat excitinc episode ended,
Randall laid Deibre the House his resolution
for the consideration of the Cowles bill, but
accompanied it with the statement that he
did not desire to press it to'nn immediate vote.
as he thought that possibly a little delay
might enable him and Mills to come to ai)
acreement r.s to the time to be occupied in
discussion of the bill. To let himself down
easy, Mills appeared to not be so violently
opposed to tbe bill as to the proposition to
cut off debate in three or four lionrs, and it
is possible that at last, when the filibusters
give in, they will compromise upon the gilt
of a little more time for debate. Theresolu
tion will be called up to-morrow, and then
it will be known whether the Mills faction
intends to obstruct all legislation to theend
of the session for the purpose of defeating
All afternoon Scott, Mills & Co. talked
frcelyto all comers as to the course they
would take in regard to the resolution".
They were all agreed that it must be ob
strocted to the "bitter end." They were
aware that a large majority of the House
was in favor of the passage of tho bill, and
therefore thev were determined to never
allow the bill to reach consideration.
3IAY COME BOWK WITIIOTTT ASHOT. .
Mr. Scott declared to the correspondent
of The Dispatch that he would filibuster
against tbe adoption of the resolution to
the last moment, but Mills and Breckin
ridge were les positive, and there was that
in their manner which indicated that they
might take the course jof Davy Crockett's
coon, and rorae down giacetuily, without
any expenditure oi ammunition.
Everybody recognizes the fact that Ran
dall has control of the House in tin's matter
by a tremendous majority, and that the op
position can only accomplish its purpose'by
a course that will not only bring it iuto dis
repute in the North, but also with a vast
majority of the people of the South. There
is a remarkable lack of cohesion even
among the Southern members who are not
particularly iavorahle to this 'method of
geltinc at a repeal of the tobacco tax. The
plain truth is that they are tired nnd sick of
the burlesque of leadership that has marked
every movement of the majority of the
House since Mills came to the position of
leader in the line of promotion.
TURNING TO KANDALL.
Southern members. Southern correspond
ents and Southern officials of the depart
ments are. thoroughly disgusted with the
leadership of the Texan, and they are turn
irig to Randall as the only man who can
give force and character to the Democratic
side, which will be in the minority in the
nextt Concress. If it were put to vote this
evening among tlie Sonthern members, who
should be the leader of their party in Con
gress, Randall or Mills, Randall would
have a three-fourths majority. This is not
only due to disgust with the imbecile
leadership of Milis, but in a great measure,
also, to the result cf the election.
THE BURIED RIVER, $&
MorjJ, it concluded in the Sund.iu issue oTna
Dispatch. A'cil week the opening chapters of
"The lAXy of Hochon," by Maui ice "Thompson,
will appear. - .
GOING EOR DUDLEY.
A Warrant Sworn Oar far tbo Colonel's
Arrest He Mast March Back to
Indianapolis New Informa
tion Against Him.
rSFECIAL TELEOKAJI TO TUB DISPATCH.!
Indianapolis, February 22. A war
rant has been issued for the arrest of W.
W. Dudley, Treasurer of the Republican
National Committee, and Judge Solomon
Claypool, Acting United States District
Attorney, will start for Washington to
morrow to serve it The warrant was issued
yesterday afternoon by United States Com
missioner Van Bureu, upon an affidavit
charging Colonel Dudley with having
written the famous "blocksjof-five" letter.
It was supposed that the precautions taken
to prevent information of the issue of the
warrant from going any further were per
fect, but within two hours afterward Attor
ney General "Michener, through some un
known channel, heard of the news and sent
a telegram to Colonel Dudley, saying:
"Commissioner "Van Buren has just issued
a warrant for the arrest of 2io.'-3. He' had
better come to Indianapolis at once, surren
der himself and give bail." "No. 3" was
the cipher term used by tho Republican
National Committee for" Colonel Dudley's
It was supposed that when the grand jury
failed to find an indictment against Colonel
Dudley the matter was ended, but the prose
cuting officers here were determined not to
let the matter end in that way,.and have be
gun the present proceedings through the
process known as "laying of information,"
icu is lmenaeu to ao away witn tlie ne
cessity for any indictment "It is a process
very rarely Tiscd, and never except under
some extraordinary circumstances which are
believed to warrant the abandonment of the
ordinary processes for bringing criminals to
justice. It was a good deal heard ot during
the famous Star route trials in 'Washington.
This is the first regular warrant that ha3
been issued for Colonel Dndlcv. During
the excitement of the few days before elec
tion one was sworn out before Commissioner
Van Buren, but before any attempt had
been made to execute it, it was canceled.
It is alleged that the prosecuting officers
base their present course upon the discovery
of new evidence. It is understood that thi3
has been obtained from persons under in
dictment for election offenses who, in con
sideration oi immunity for themselves, have
agreed to swear that the offenses which
they are charged were committed in accord
since with the instructions giveu by Colonel
Dudley in his famous letter.
THEY PEEL LlSULTED.
Bnttertvortli's Proposed Free Hide
Wanted by tbe Canadian.
rPPECIAI.TELEr.ItAM TO TIIE DISrATCIt.j
Ottawa, February 22. Congressman
Butterworth has offered a terrible insult to
the members of the Dominion Parliament
by suggesting a free trip for them throuch
the United States at the expense of the
neighboring republic. Sir John Macdonald
Bays it would be most humiliating and de
grading for Parliament to entertain such a
proposition for one moment They would
not offer themselves as the animals of a
menagerie, to be trucked, Barnum-like,
through the United States. Should ,any of
the members of Parliament who accepted
the free ride declare themselves in favor of
annexation, their change of heart would be
attribnted to the influences of the' trip and
the entreaties of Mr. Butterworth and others
wboresupporjuig him in the scheme. Sir
John thinks some other project will have to
be put on foot if the United States is
anxious to obtain Ganada. The members of
the Dominion Parliament will scarcely be
induced to sell their birthright for a mess of
Another prominent member of Parlia
ment said he thought it consummate cheek
on Mr. B utter worth's part to endeavor to
buy up the Parliament of the Dominion
with a free ride through the United States.
He said it was an insult to every member of
the House, and should be resented by everv
member who is possessed of the least parti
cle of common sense.
FIFTY THOUSAND SHORT.
Tlint Is the Amount tlie Pickawny County
Treasurer Made Ayaj With.
rsrECIAL TELEGKAM TO THE PISPATCH.l
Columbus, February 22. The bonds
men of James M. Lane, the absconding
Treasurer of Pickaway county, were in the
city this evening, and got an attachment for
$1,000 whicli they heard he had in the Na
tional Bxchance Bank in.this city. They
failed to find the money. They report that
Lane's defalcation will amount to about
$46,000. Tuesday of this week ho paid the
SUte Treasury $8,000 in settlement, hence
he is square with the State. He could have
taken over $100,000 with him, but did not
do so. It is believed that he did not intend
to leave the State or he would have taken
more of the money.
His actions are peculiar. The shortage
was not discovered till vesterday, when the
Commissioners f declared the otnee vacant
Lane lias been a p.itron of the bucket shops,
and being short at the time when he had to
advance money to the township Treasurers
and others he became frightened, and it is
believed is afraid to go back and is hiding.
He has about 500 acres in the county and
his bondsmen will not lose much, if any
thing. KILLED BY SLANDER'S VILE TONGUE.
A Wronged and Faithful Wife Ends an Un
IFriECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DIirATClI.l
Denvke, Col., February22. A sad case
came to light here to-day. For several
weeks past slanderous stories have been in
circulation regarding a Mrs. Nellie Cirr. It
was not until Tuesday of the present week
tbat her husband heard of them, and when
he did be immediately turned his young
wife out of doors, notwithstanding her nu
merous protestations of .innocence. Late
last night she took a room at a prominent
hotel and this morning her dead body was
found by a chamaoruiaid.
The unfortunate woman had taken poison
during the night Among her possessions
was found a. couple ot the most touching let
ters addressed lo her husband aud two baby
boys. The former again protests her inno
cence of the charges made by the scandal
mongers, and the latter is filled with a
mother's love for her children and anxiety
for their welfare.
N0TJiLb OUT OF POCKET.
Tho Stenmslilp Compnnles Adopt a Flan to
Prevent Ijois by Klsks. '
SrEClAI. TELEGKAM TO THE blSPATCn.l
Krvr York, February 22. Collector
Magonc has ordered 5 Arabs and 18 Arme
nians who have befn detained ut Castle
Garden to be sent back to Amsterdam as
paupers. The largest sum of money in the
possession of any of them was flO, which
was owned by one of the Armenians, who
says he came to this country for the purpose
of studying medicine. One of the Arabs
had only ?3.
In the. possession of each of the men is a
receipt acknowledging the payment of 55
francs over and above hU passage money,
This paper makes it clear that some doubt
existed in the minds of the steamship com
pany as to the willingness of the authorities
here to receive the strangers, nnd;ihat they
adopted this plan to protect themselves in
case they were "compelled to .carry them
bck. " . .
HAKRISON WILL PAT.
The President-Elect Informs " pe
Bailroad Company That He is
OPPOSED TO BIDING" FOE NOTHING.
The Applications for Office Are Packed for
the Trip, Bat Are
NOT INSUREH AGAINST ACCIDENTS
Government Secret Serrico Hen Will Gaud the Person
of tbe General.
The arrangements for the inaugural trip
to Washington from Indianapolis are about
completed. General Harrison and family
are putting the finishing touches to the
necessary packing preparations. The Presi
dentelect has informed the railroad that he
will pay for the transportation of his party.
There will be a farewell demonstration in
SPECIAL TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCH.
Indianapolis, February 22. The rail
road officials supposed that when their
tender of a special train to General Harrison
for the trip to Washington was accepted, it
meant that the President-elect and his party
were to be the guests of the company.
General Harrison won't have it that way,
however, and has insisted upon paying the
usual fare for himself and his partv. AH
that he will accept from the railroad people
is the use of the special cars.
Chief Bell, of the United States Secret
Service, and several of his men, are in this
city, having come here to look after the pre
liminary arrangements for the trip of the
President-elect to Washington. It has'been
usual for a long time for the secret service
men to look after the safety of Presidents
upon such trips. The men at present here
besides Chief Bell, are Colonel Abbott, of
Cleveland, Captain Bauer, ot Louisville,
and Major Carter, who has his headquarters
here. Others are to come, and the whole
party will be on duty until the President is
THE GUARD OP HONOR.
Other men who are coming to town in an
ticipation of the Presidental trip Fast are
veterans of the Seventieth Indiana, General
Harrison's regiment, who will be his per
sonal escort on inauguration day. There
will be about 150 of them and they are com
ing from all parts of the country between
Los Angeles, Cal., and Providence, R. I.
One of tbe dresses that will grace the
Presidental receptions at Washington after
Mrs. Harrison gets in charge, had a narrow
escape from serving a baser purpose a few
nights ago. It was one of those that have
been made by a drycoods firm here, aud was
being sent to Mrs. Harrison in charge of an
errand boy. It was dusk, and when near
General Harrison's house one of the foot
pads that are so thick about Indianapolis
now set upon the lad and attempted to take
away the bundle. The little fellow com
bined a little fichting with a good deal of
running and yelling and frightened the fel
Mayor Frank Magowan, of Trenton, with
his wife, were about.the only visitors from
out of the city to-day. The Mayor is a red
hot Republican ot positive ideas" as to the
value, otboodle anar-hard work in a hot
campaign, but he" didn't talk 'Cabinet or
an jthing else bigger than the Trenton post
office to the President-elect. He had merely
stopped over here on a business trip.
There were scarcely any other callers at
the Harrison bonse to-day, the sight-seeing
element having been frightened an ay by
Private'Secretary Halford's vigorous de
clarations that the President must be let
alone. Inside the house everybody has
been busy putting away things that are not
likely to be wanted until the family re
turns, and packing into chests and trunks
the other things that are to be taken to
Washington. The applications for office
are already stowed away and ready for ship
ment General Harrison will not take oat
anv accident insurance upon them.
Mayor Denny is going to make a little
splurge over the departure of his city's most
distinguished citizen in spite of General
Harrison's objections. It .has been ar
ranced that when General Harrison leaves
his home at 2:15 o'clock next Monday af
ternoon a committee headed by Governor
Hovey and Mayor Denny, will take charge
of him and escort him as far as the New
Deuison Hotel, where tlie Seventieth Regi
ment veterans will be waiting.
By these and such other citizens as care
to join the procession, he will be escorted
to the station, where he will make a little
speech of farewell to the assembled multi
tude. He has been allowed to have his own
way as to oneeature of the affair. There
will be no handshaking.
ON A SOLID BASIS.
Johns nopkino University All Right Finan
cially, With Good Prospects.
ISr-ECIAt. TELFORASC TO THE DLSPTCH.J
Baltimore, February 22. Ever since
the passing of the Baltimore -nnd Ohio
dividend it has been an open secret that
Johns HopkinsJUni versify has had no source
of revenue. In his address to-day, at the
"Washington's birthday celebration, Presi
dent Gilman, for the first time since the
opening of the Johns Hopkins, alluded to
its financial condition. He explained how
the capital trom which the institution
derived its support was invested in Bal
timore and Ohio stock, which though now
yielding nothing, would in time be sure to
again pay a dividend. The fnture of the
university was therelore assured. It was
at the present only that they had to
look. From this income until now
received, the trustees had not only built the
buildings, but had also saved considerable
money. It was with this surplus that the
university was now being supported.
Sometime ago some friends of the uni
versity determined to raise an emergency
fund "of 5100,000, and ot this $50,000 had
already been definitely subscribed.
The remainder would soon be con
tributed. With this fund and
the surplus, the university could continue
for at lease three years without contracting,
borrowing or begging. The students cheered
this announcement to the echo.
LEAPED FROM A TRAIN.
The Impulsive Act of a Pittsburg Lady on
the Lake Shore lioad.
ISrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCJM
Erie. February 22. Miss Mary Dono
van, of Pittsburg, leaped from a Lake Shore
train to-day and received what are likely to
be fatal injuries. She was suddenly aroused
trom her sleep when the traiu was coining
into Erie, and sprinting to'her feet, seized
her baggage and rushcdlrora the car before
the brakeman could seize her. She was
hurled headlong from the train and rolled
like a ball in frightful proximity to the
When picked up there were no signs of
life about her. She regained consciousness
this evening and gave her name. She was
en route from Boston to Pittsburg. She is
now in the Hamot Hospital.
fil IVF I firTAN closes some of the
ULI Vu UUUHIl plans to be carried out
bv Mrs. Cleveland when she leaves the White
Iouse and also describes a grand society event
in Washington. 8eeto-morroiDTs Dispatch.
A VfittY APT .bE:5fi
" " "" -,r
Ives & Stayner's Confidential Clerw tbe
Sonp With Ills Employers Indlcttd
for Iiarceny Arrested and .
More to Follow.
ISFZCIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.j'
New YOKic.'February 22. Edward Wil
son Woodruff, of Newark, the clerk of
Henry S. Ives & Co., whom Ives and Stay
ner made Secretary and Treasurer of the
Cincinnati. Hamilton and Davton road.asa
preliminary to emptying theroad's treasury,
was arrested on Thursday nigbt at his home
in Newark, and locked up in police head
quarters there. The warrant stated that
Woodruff had been indicted, like Ives and
Stavner. for lnreenv in the first dprep.
Young Woodruff was first brought to the
attention of the public about four years ago,
when'Ives and he. with Newarker named
White, who has since been a clerk in Ives
& Co.'s office, got an inkling that only;
aDout euu shares ot tne JUutual Union iel
ecraph stock was on the market, and that
half of these were' in unknown hand3.
White and Woodruff worked a scheme from
Newark" to rake all the brokers they could
reach, and they began sending in orders
for the stock. The orders were taken, and
when it was found they could not be de
livered a sensation was created in the Stock
Exchange, but on the followinc day the
board declared the transactions off. At that
time Woodruff was young in the business,
but he showed a shrewdness worthy of the
company he kept
Frank R. Lawrence, the general counsel
for the- Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayion
Railroad, said yesterday:
Woodruff is indicted frr grand larcenv. the
same offense that Ills nrlncinaM committed.
While Ives and Stayner had control of tbe.
were robbing it, he was a rlerk in the employ
ol Ives & Co. At tho same time ho was Secre
tary and Treasurer of tbe company. His
signature as such was necessary on all the
stocks and bonds which they isned, and be
was the custodian or tbe company's duplicate
seal, which was kept in tbe New York office ot
Ives & Co.. where it would be handv. I don't
know whether vou are lawver enonirh to annrp-
ciate Just what an ontrace it was for them to
even have duplicate seals. The seal of a cor
poration is a part of its signature, and it can
no more have two seals than it can have two
"Will any other arrests follow?"
"I think so: in fact, I am pretfv sure
of it" "
Ives and Stayner will be taken to the
General Sessions on Monday to plead, and
then it will be determined whether or not
they shall exchange Ludlow street jail for
PHIL AKMOUE WHISTLES.
Says Ho Isn't Afraid of HI
rSPECIAI. TELEOHAJI TO THE D1SPATCH.1
Chicago, February 22. A telegram wss
received here last night announcing the
rise of a formidable rival to the "Bis
Four" beef combination of Chicago and
Kansas City, of which P. D. Armour
is at the head. It is said that
the new syndicate represents 52o,000,000.
and bears the name of the American Meat
Company. The organizer and President,
as statetf.in'THK Dispatch several davs
ago, is J. R. Flagler, President of the
Cotton Oil Trust The company pro
poses, it is said, to dispense with
tbe middle men in the sale of their
meats, and,to give to consumers the benefit
of the middle men's profits. Mr. Armour
I don't know much about the nndertaklntr,
bnt I believe it to be a quite likely thins.
Iliavo had several hints that, sneb a scheme
was afoot. Mr Information tallies with
the dispatch. The organizers are the "promi
nent men in the cottonseed nil trnir, Mr. -J. H.
FlaglerjMr. Morse, Mr. Stephen W. Dorsey
of whom yon nave doubtless beard Mr. N.'K.
Fairbaak, and other". I hear tbat the company
holds itschartertindor tbe laws of Xew Mexico,
and ha'a vast tract of land, lots of beef,
and all that However formidable the rival
may bo, or seems to be, we will continuo to do
business at the old stand, a continuance of
former patronage beinc solicited. We will still
supply beef for a few days, at least
A WESTERX CATTLE SCHEME.
Tlie Big Stock Rnhen are Forming a Very
Kansas City, February 22. Represent
atives of the stock-raising industry from
nearly every State and Territory West of
the Mississippi river, and from Illinois and
Kentucky, practically completed a work of
vital importance to cattlemen after a three
days session, bor a long time the cattle
men have thought they were losing money
through a combine between the commission
men and tbe large packing honses, which
resulted in the sale of their cattle at ridicu
lously low prices.
The scheme of forming an immense com
mission company, composed of the stock
raisers themselves, has been broached, and
a month or so ago a meeting was held here,
attended by leading cattle men of the West,
for the purpose of taking the opening steps
preparatory to such action. But little was
accomplished at the first meeting, and an
adjournment was taken until February 20,
when the meeting again convened in this
To-day the vrork was practically finished,
and the meeting adjourned until Monday,
March 4. when'the election of officers of the
new commission company will take place.
Some idea of the magnitude of the move-,
nient may be had from the fact that mem
bers of the organization now have 163,000
head of stock ready to bring to market
THE GREATEST GAS WELL AGAIN.
This Time tbe Bis Gusher Is Located at
Lancaster. O., February 22. The gas
well owned by Theodore Mithoff was drilled
seven feet further into the gas rock this af
ternoon, and surprised everyone by more
than doubling its capacity. In an
attempt to measure it 'the mer
cury was blown out of a
gauge placed in the 5-inch opening. As
near as can be ascertained the flow is be
tween 15,000,000 and 20.000,000 cubic feet
per day. An excited multitude has
thronged to the well all day.
The drillers, Messrs. Strctton and Kee,
pronounce it the greatest well in the coun
try. It it hoped that it may be packed and
controlled by Sunday night, when it will
be lighted for exhibition. The well is
located in the heart of the city, and acci
dental ignition would cause wide de
struction of property.
ANOTHER' SOUTHERN LYNCHING.
A Negro Taken From n Train at the Polot of
Port Gibson, Miss., February 22. A
squad of men from Yicksburg came here
last night This morning they boarded a
soutb-bound train and flourishing
their pistols, took Wesley Thomas,
colored, from deputy sheriffs who were con
veying him to Xalchez for safe keeping.
After getting possession of the prisoner, the
squad started with him in the direction
ot'Vicksburg, and, it is understood, lynched
him on the edge of Big Black swnmps.
Thomas had attacked a yonng lady in Vicks
burg last Wednesday evening.
NOBLE iS NOT CERTAIN.
Ho Thinks That lie Will Go on Practicing
Keokuk, February 22. General John
Noble, of St. Louis, who is here on
business, was asked to-day, "What
can vou tell about your appointment?"
"Well," was the answer, "a great many
people think there is something in it, but
there is nothing definite. President Harri
son invited me to call on him, and I called,
but I am likely to go on practicing law the
same as usual.'
THROUGH THE HEART
Crashed a Ballet That Ended a Young
Chicago Druggist's life.
ANOTHER MYSTERY TO UNRAVEL.
2Ir. -Clark Was a Handsome Fellow Who
Made Love to Married Women.
HE HAD ATEU5KF0L OF THEIEIETT1E3 -'
Bnt Only One lot or Them Is Beliered tu Contain a
Cfew to Ills Murder.
Chicago is suffering from an epidemic of
murder and suicide. Since the 1st of the
month there have been 13 murders and 17
suicides. Six of the former crimes wera
directly traceable to woman's influence.
The last of this class occurred late Thurs
day night A young druggist with a pen
chant for making love to married women
was found dying in his store, with a bullet
through his heart There is no clue to ha
rSFECIAI. TELEGHAM TO THIS DISPATCH. I
Ceicaco, February 22. A woman stood
in the doorway of C F. Clark's drugstore,
at Harrison street and Hermitage avenue,
when the two sons of George L. Yinne, who
lives over the store, returned home at 10:40
o'clock last night Twenty minutes later the
boys heard apistolshotand looked outof the
window. They saw two men, one of whom
wore a silk hat, run hurriedly down Her
mitage avenue.. The boys dressed as quick
ly as possible, and with their father entered
Tbe gas was burning full heaoT, and a
broken showcase showed that there had been
a struggle. The front door was closed,
but not locked. Druggist Clark was
lying on the floor at the end of
the prescription cases. His arms were
outstretched, and blood was running from a.
wound in his side. He had been shot
through the heart. The ball lodged in his
back. He gasped -once or .twice after the
Yinne boys reached him. ana then died.
Old man Yinne said that he heard loud
voices in the store before the shot was fired,
and distinguished Clark's voice yelling:
Druggist Clark was 25 years old. He
slept in his store. When morning came
Police Captain O'Donnell took charge of
the store, while detectives were sent in
every direction to find the two mysterious
men whom the boys had seen running away
from the store after the shot was fired.
TUE TWO MEN INNOCENT.
About noon two men surrendered them
selves to the officers. They said that they
were standing near the store when the shot
was fired, and that they ran away through,
frigh(. They were not arrested. Then the
police began to search the dead drnggist'3
room. They opened a little trunk and
found it filled with lave letters from a half
a dozen women, all of whom, it is said, are
married. The missives to which the police
attached the most importance were signed
"Lettie." One read: '
Sweetheart: Come over by 1 p. Hr or get
killed. I will sec you this afternoon, rain or
Another one" read:
Mr. Clark: Are you goine away, sure, or aro
J'ou t oollngl I want to know, for I may take it
nto my head to send you a present next
week, and if I should die don't you
think you would like to know of it? I am
feeling better, bui far from well. 'Tis Impos
sible for me to get out and so yon see I won't
have a chance to sav good-bve unless I can get
you over here. I don't thipk it will be Ionic
now. 'TIs all I can do to keep nc 'Tis bess
for me that I die. It males
me feel as If I was doomed to die. and
all for what ? I will tell you: Because I
mado a fool of myself for a man that has no
heart or feeling. Ynn kno what I am going
thrnnzh every day. and you laugh at it and
tbink'tis fun. Be careful, my swiet Iorer.that
it don't come home to vou. As vou said ona
time to me, my heart is dead. It makes littla
difference to me if I lire or not Good-bve.
HER HUSBAND'S PET JTAilE.
In some of the notes the writer mentions
the "Governor" and the "head of the firm."
These terms are supposed to refer to her hus
band. In one letter she signs herself
"Bats," and asks Clark to meet her in the
park. Another letter reads:
Dear Mr. Clark I will be more than
pleased to accompany you, for I really think I
need a little recreation, for this nineteenth
grandchild is too much for my constitution. I
am feeling verysick; little too much excite
ment I guess.
The letter was signed "Lillie." There
were other notes from other women, all of
which referred to appointments and
intrigues. In a package which was held
together by a rubber band were found many
photos ot a stout, dark-complexioned woman.
Druggist Frank Pyatt, at Madison and.
Throop streets, recognized the photograph "
as that of a Mrs. Smith, a married woman,
who lived across the street from Pyatt's
store. Clark used to work for Pyatt,
but his love affairs becoming oflensiva
to his employer, he was summarily
discharged. Druggist Pyatt said to-day
that Clark was invariably out late af night,
and that women were constantly calling oa
him at the store.
The mysterious Lettie. or Lillie. in soma
of her letters referred to a Mrs. Webster, at
4G5 West Madison street but when the
police called at her home, Mrs. Webster
said she never knew a woman of the name
another theort advanced.
The officers continued to work on tha
theory that Draegist Clark had been killed
by a woman, until late this evening, when
Edward Mapes, who lives on Hermitage
avenue, called at the Twelfth street station,
and said that he saw fonrmen entertbestora
together, and that five minutes later ha
heard a pistol. Mapes claims that he then
saw the four men rush from the store, ona
of them holding a revolver.
As there isno evidence that a robbery was
contemplated, the police believe that the
druggist was either killed by one of tha
many women whom he courted, or that he
was shot down by a wronged husband, who.
was accompanied by friends. Tha
dead .man was good looking, and
of splendid physique. He wa3 not
possessed of much wealth, there being a
mortgage of $600 on his stock. Less than
$100 was found in the place.
Since the first of the month there have
been six murders in this city in which
women have figured. There have been 13
murders in all, and 17 suicide.
A DJSTINGD1SHED C0ETEGE.
The Shermans Will Attend tha Funeral of
EEW York, February 22. The remains
of General Sherman's sister, Mrs. Frances
Beecher Sherman Moulton, were taken
to-night to the 6 o'clock train at
the Grand Central depot n route to Cin
cinnati. The funeral party were General
W. T. Sherman. Senator John Sherman, J.
Sherman Moulton, son of the deceased, and
his sisters, Mrs. Kockwell and Mrs. Pro
basco. of Glendale. The burial will be
from a Glendale church Sunday and the in
terment in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cin
cinnati. GAIL HAMILT0N,o?fDnifpA:
talks like a philosopher to the silk-clad ladles
tchd sit at Velmonico's tables and chatter about
starving working women.