Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 27, 1889, Image 1

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    A RICH
Will bo icaaed by all whflj
advertise ia The Dispatch.
It reaches every borne and
is read bv evervbodv. If
you are in business let the
ublic know it through THE
ft flfllMJ SPITE,
Dr. Cronin Was Condemned to
Death by a Faction of
it the Clan-Na-Gael.
But a dumber of Other Prominent
Irishmen Are Marked.
King; Arrested nnd Ice Dealer Snlllvan Re
porlcd In Custody The Testimony of Le
Caron, the British Spy, Convicted the
Doctor Half a Dozen of HU Frlcnds.to
Follow nini Hyncs, Father Gleaaon,
Captain O'Connor, John Devoy nnd Two
Others on the Fatnl List Immense Fn
ncrnl of the Martyred Doctor The Chi
cbeo Authorities Determined to see
Justice Done.
The latent developments in the Dr. Cronin
tragedy are very Sensational. It is now
urged that not only was he tried, convicted,
found guilty of treason to the Clan-Na-Gael
and murdered by a committee of that society
selected by secret ballot, but that a number
of other prominent Irishmen were convicted
and "sentenced also, among them Father
Gleason and John Devoy. The Chicago
police are making arrests daily of suspects,
King being taken in yesterday, and, it is
reported, the ice dealer Sullivan also. Dr.
Cronin's funeral took place yesterday and
was one of the largest ever seen in Chicago.
Seven thousand men were in line in the
Chicago, May 26. The police have been
put in possession of startling facts concern
ing Dr. Cronin's murder., It has been
clearly shown toy the dead man's friends
that his removal was ordered by a commit
tee representing the Clan-Na-Gael Society.
Charges of traitorous conduct were pre
ferred against him at a meeting of the Clan-,Ka-Gael
camp. He was found guilty and
his death was 'ordered.
The charge was based on the statement of
the British spy, Le Caron, that there were
four more spies in America. "When Le
Caron made that statement on the stand be
fore the Parnell Commission he was ordered
to give the names of the spies. He said he
dared not do it because, if they were known,
they wonld be murdered. Presiding Judge
JTannen then took Trim into a closed ante
rjoni, and in the presence "of Sir Bichard
Webster; the Attorney General, who is con
ducting the prosecution, and Sir Charles
Russell, ParneU's attorney, lie Caron gave
the names.
Suspected of Being; a Spy.
"Within 4S hours after this news was
cabled from London, nearly every Clan-Na-Gael
camp in America had met and passed
resolutions declaring in favor of a rigid
hunt for the four spies. Suspicion, justly
or unjnstly, was pointed at Dr. Cronin. A
committee was appointed to try him. He
was convicted without giving a chance to
make a defense, and .his assassins were
brought here from other cities to carry out
the mandate of the committee. The latter
were chosen "by secret ballot
Positively nothing is known of the evi
dence that was produced to bring about the
conviction, but it is said on the best au
thority that it was furnished by men who
were unfriendly to Dr. Cronin. It con
sisted of telegrams, letters and affidavits.
It seemed almost overwhelming and
Cronin Was Declared n Traitor.
His death was Ordered under the clause
In the Clan-Na-Gael by-laws which says
than a man can be '"removed" Tor traitorous
conduct. The word "removed" simply
means death.
Cronin, his friends claim, was not aware
of his trial and conviction. He had ex
pected for years that his enemies would one
day attempt to kill him, bnt when the trial
finally took place he had no intimation of
it. For nearly nine months previous to the
time lis death sentence was signed he has
been followed night and day by a detective
whom his friends bad employed to protect
him against surprise and assault Cronin,
however, was not aware of this precaution,
because the men who were most instru
mental in getting the bodyguard did not
care to alarm him by telling him what they
had done. The detective would have been
on his trail the night he was murdered had
he-not Wen exhausted several weeks before.
Dr. Cronin Bound to be Avenged.
There are many patriotic Irishmen in Chi
cago who are not members of secret societies,
but who are thoroughly acquainted with all
the facts of Dr. Cronin's career in this city.
These men are determined that the murder
ous conspiracy shall be fully exposed, and
that the men who batched the plot, as well
as those who committed the actual murder,
shall be brought to justice. Some of them
have undertaken to furnish the police with
all the evidence they can find, and the ser
vices they have rendered thus far have been
of incalculable importance.
It is claimed that the murderous con
spiracy would not have ended with Dr.
Cronin's death had not his mutilated body
been found. There were other Irishmen on
the executive list, and they would all have
shared Cronin's fate had the chance to dis
pose of them safely arisen. It is claimed
that W. J. Hynes, the well-known attorney,
Father Gleason, Captain T. P. O'Connor,
John Devoy. and two others had been tried,
convicted, and their death sentence signed.
The Suspect Kins; at Last Arrested.
A Press dispatch says: Another arrest
has been made in connection with the Cro
nin murder. The man King, described
by the prisoner "Woodruff, alias Black, as
the person who hired him to steal a horse
out of Dean's barn thenightof Dr. Cronin's
disappearance, was captured at 2 o'clock
morning in disorderly house,
arrest was made by de-
from the Oeatral station, who
acted tinder orders from Chief Hubbard.
The capture was made with all possible se
crecy, an5 King was taken to the Central
station by a circuitous route. The officers
walked beside King in an easy and natural
manner, and succeeded in getting him into
the station without attracting anyattention.
, Iji a number of particulars King answers
the Jescription"givenof hint by Woodruff.
When Woodruff, alias Black, first told his
story he gave all the since oft-repeated par
ticulars as to how he met King and was en
gaged by him to take part in
The Tragedy r the TranV.
It is mystery why King has not been
arrested before, though at no time has he
apparently manifested any de'ire to leave t
the city, so it is understood from the police.
The arrest has been kept secret, as it is de
sired to confront "Woodruff with King.
When brought together the men may in
dulge in mutual accusations that will be of
King was the husband of a notorious wom
an who died not long ago, and has asso
ciated with the criminal or quasi-criminals
for years, it is said. It has been believed
for ome time that, while Woodruff may
have told the truth in some respects, he also
made misleading statements. In this con
nection it is significant that in important
details the description of King is defective.
A Mighty Mysterlsns man.
If Willard J. Smith, who says he is at
present ia the employ of S. E. Gross, tells
the truth, Detective Coughlln's "Unknown
Smith," the man for whom he bays he or
dered a horse at the North Clark livery
stable on the night of the disappearance of
Dr. Cronin, is more than ever a mystery.
At the socialistic meeting at Waverly Hall
yesterday afternoon L. G. Crowley, who
lives at 68 West Chicago avenue, approached
a reporter and said:
"Would you like to see the Smith for
whom Coughlin says he ordered the horse?"
When he was asked to point out Smith
he said he had been joking.
"I don't know Smith," he said. "He is
a friend of Coughlin's, and he came from
Hancock, the town in Michigan where
Coughlin says the Smith once lived. I
think that Coughlin just happened to think
of this man's name when he was forced to
find some one. But I know the Smith Was
not concerned in the matter, that he did not
get a horse, and that he has not been to New
Mexico." smith Seen and Interviewed.
An effort to discover and talk with Mr.
Smith finally resulted in his being caught
just as he was about to leave the meeting.
At first he refused to say anything, and was
inclined to look upon the matter as a good
"I hare heard enough of this story," he
finally said," "and Dai) is in enough trouble
now. I don'f know anything about the
white horse. Several of my friends have
been talking this way, and I want it
stopped. 'I am going to see Chief Hubbard
about it."
"Why are you going to see him?"
"Because I want him to know I had noth
ing to do with Dr. Cronin's disappearance.
I don't think anyone has a right, because a
horse was engaged for a man named Smith,
to have me in mind, and that is the reason
I did not want anything said about it, for
Dan is in enough trouble now, without be
ing caught in a lie."
Ho Knew Congnlin la Hancock.
"Did vou ever live in Michigan, at Han
cock? " - '
"I did."
"Did you knew Coughlt while you lived
"When did you come to Chicago ?"
"Three or four years ago. I have lived
here lor that time, off and 05."
"Did you revive your acquaintance with
Coughlin during this time?
".No, I never saw him until last Tuesday.
I thought often I wonld look htm up, but
never did until last Tuesday morning. I
saw him at the Station."
"Did he send for you or toad you any rea
son for wishing to See hint at that particular
"No; I just went in because I was passing,
I saw him again on Wednesday afternoon,
accidentally meeting him on La Salle
street, and have not Seen him since."
smith Not Telling All lie Knows.
Smith refuses to give his residence or his
occcupation previous to his engagement
with Cross, which was entered into only
about a month ago. He is an enthusiastic
single tax man, and a regular attendant at
Sunday Waverly Hall meetings. That he
knew Coughlin he admits, and that he was
twice with the detective immediately pre
ceding his assertion, made on Friday, that
the man for whom he engaged a horse was a
"Tom Smith," formerly of Hancock, Mich.,
who has since gone to New Mexico. Smith
says he has no relatives in the city and no
brother. He does not know anyone of the
name of "Tom Smith" in Hancock.
Smith's friends say that Coughlin, find
ing it necessary to invent a name for the
unknown buggy driver, chanced to think of
his newly-found friend, and afterward, to
carry out the Story, gave the mysterious in
dividual not only the name but the former
home of his friend.
Tracing the Expressman.
Captain Shaack, Captain Wing and Lieu
tenant Scheuttler kept their offices, very
busy, to-day. They were trying to find the
expressman who hauled the trunk and fur
niture from 117 South Clark street The
omces of various Lakeview express compa
nies and the homes ot certain express
men were visited, but the right man
tras "hhUhttnd. Tt Js th riivralpni lioliof
with the officers thai When he is found the
murderers of Cronin will be traced up to
one week ago. The reason for this lies in
the fact that the expressman will be able to
tell where the men went to board or room
after the fnrniture was taken to the cottage.
The cottage was not occupied by them at all,
yet they were in the city all the time, and
called three times at Carlson's house before
Cronin's disappearance.
The Most Difficult Task of All.
Again on May 16, over a week after the
murder, a man called on Mrs. Carlson and
tried to persuade her to accept 512 for
another month's rent. It seems reasonable
to conclude from these circumstances that
the murderers remained some days in the
city after the deed was done, and returned
to their boarding place, or the place where
they roomed, on the nignt of May 4, as if
nothing had happened, and remained there
until May 16. To locate them between these
dates seems to be as difficult a task as to
locate them now.
It was reported late to-night that ice-man
P. O. Sullivan, who has figured so promi
nently in the tragedy, had been secretly ar
rested by Lakcview officers and lodged in
She Weeps to See Her Husband Locked In
tr Celt
-Chicago. .May 26. Detective D;
uragniia Etui occupies a witness ceil atythe
Harrison street station. No one washer
muted to see the officer or talk with him
until this atternoon, when a handsome pale
faced woman approached the esk at the
station and timidly inquired!? she could
see Mr. Coughlin just tor ode moment
"Who are you," inqubtd the Desk
Sergeant, "that you take uch an interest
in nimv"
"I'm his wife," tearfully replied the
lady, "and this," poitfting to a pretty!
golden-haired girl by her side, "is his
A private consultation was held with the
police headquarters over the telephone, the
result of which was the lady and child were
permitted to go down in the cell room. But
five minutes were allowed for conversation)
and but little passed between the husband
and wife. When the woman emerged from
the cell her face was buried in her handker
chief and She sobbed find cried over her
husband's unenviable position.
"What have they got papa in that cage
for?" innocently inquired the child "of her
'mother. k
An unintelligible reply was whispered in
the little one's ear, and mother and child
quickly left the station.
An Enormous Crowd Attends the Obsequies
of the Blurdered Man 7,000 Pet-sons in
the Procession Prominent Names
Among; the Pall Bearers Mil
itary Display.
Chicago, May 26. In all its details the
funeral Of Dr. P. H. Cronin to-day was a
most remarkable affair. From one end of
the big procession to the Other, through the
endless crowds on the streets, among the
throng in the great cathedral, aboard
train after train that, passing
the fatal cottage, sped toward Calvary Cem
etery, the dead man's fearful fate was pres
ent in every mind. The corpse had been
lying in state in the Cavalry Armory on the
lake front, the most central point in the
city, and there early this morning the mor
bid and curious, with the dead man's
friends, made their pilgrimage.
Armed sentries from the Hibernian Rifles
stood, arms at rest, at each corner of the
raised platform on which reposed the cata
falque and coffin. A crowd that jammed
Michigan avenue stood before the armory.
The police kept a passage way open for those
who wished to enter the funeral hall, and
two uniformed riflemen, leaning on bayonets,
lent the glamour of their accoutrements to
the military air of the place.
Their Last Sad Glance.
For three hours the procession, in double
file, marched across the platform. Ohiy
the picture and the big silver plate btt the
coffin plate testified that all that was mor
tal of Dr. P. H. Cronin was within the cas
ket The apparently unending line of
sight-seers was turned out at the south door,
and few people remained long in the build
ing. At last the procession stopped and
the pall bearers entered.
At their head was Luke Dillon, of Phila
delphia, and Edward O'Meagher Condon
and John Devoy, Of New York, and Thomas
P. Tuite, of Detroit The first three are
well-known Irish Nationalists, and the lat
ter was a schoolmate of the doctor. Follow
ing them came Frank T. Scanlan, P. Mc
Garry. Charles Barry, Michael Kelly,
Daniel Sullivan, Thomas McEuerny, Dud
ley Solon, John T. Golden, Maurice Mor
ns, Dr. John Guerin, ex Alderman Mc
Aulev, John P. Bvan, John F. Scanlon
and W. P. Bend, all of Chicago. They
represented the friends of the dead man apd
societies to which he belonged.
Leaving the armory, the casket was placed
in a hearse, drawn by four black horses, end
the procession was formed. At the head
was a platoon of police, with Lieutenant
Wilson in command. Through the dense
Crowds on Michigan avenue the procession
pushed its way. Marshal P. J. Cahill and
his aids rode at the head of the line.
A Long; 1.1st of Mourners.
A drum corps preceded the Hibernian
Bines, with arms reversed, and then came
the cortege, with Us hearse in a panoply of
black, andja guard of honor from the Bines,
nnd the nall'bearers. The Clan-Na-Gnel
Guards -inT-frray-Tinifornn-and tri-cororeil'J
piumes, ine unuormeu xvanK 01 -me xtoyat
Arcanum in its olive-colored suits, and
thonsands of memhers of the Ancient Order
of United "Workmen without uniforms came
The Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1,000
strong, Several courts of the Independent
Order of Foresters, 1,200 in all, and 2,700
Catholic Foresters were in line. The uni
formed members of the Royal Arcanum, the
Royal Legion, the Catholic Benevolent Le
gion and fragments of a number of other or
ders swelled the line. Marshal Cahill said
that 7,170 taen were in the procession.
Beaching the Cathedral of the Holv
Name, an immense crowd was encountered.
The vast edifice was packed two .hours
before the ceremonies began. Bev. Father
Agnew was the celebrant of the mass, with
the Rev. Father Perry as assistant The
dirges of the bands outside and the roll or
the drums that came in through the
windows from the yet moving procession,
threw a shadow of the crime over the
funeral vestments of the priests, into the
solemnity of requiem and the jdeep re
sponses of the organ. v
Ont to the Cemetery Grounds.
After the church Services the procession
was renewed, and the crowds were as great
as before. Down State street and Clark and
Madison the march was taken to the Union
depot at Canal and Adams streets, crossing
two bridges en route. Three trains waited
for the crowd, nnd 36 cars were confortably
filled. Hundred of persons drove out in
buggies and carriages, and hundreds came
to the Cemetery from the neighboring
Suburbs. The people on the ground num
bered 3,000, probably more. Heavy black
clouds in the west kept many persons
away and Vague rumors of trouble may
have frightened others. According to a
friend of Dr. Cronin there had been a report
that the doctor's enemies meant to blow up
the funeral train with dynamite, and that
this talk deterred many from attending.
A threatening spatter of rain warned the
crowd that a drenching was at hand, and
the trains were soon filled, and in 15
minutes the trains were speeding back to
the city. Back, within gunshot of
the fatal cottage, whirling past
ibe subsequent loui resting place
of the dead man's naked body,
at Argyle Park,i thundering along within a
stone's toss of the finding place of the
bloody trunk i Lakeview, the trains sped,
hundreds of curious persons aboard strain
ing their eyes to the awful spot, and going
again over the imaginary details of the
Dr. McCafaey Says the Clan-Na-Gael Had
Nothing Co Do With Cronin's DInrder
Ko Such Word ns Removal
lathe By-Lams.
Philadelphia, May 26. Dr. MeCahey
was p6ked late last night what truth there
wasiin the report from Chicago attributing
Dr Cronin's murder to the fact that he had
beln discovered to have been one of the
"friends" to whom Le Caron referred dur
ing the Parnell trial, and that his "re
moval" had been ordered by the Clan-Na-Gael
Society after a trial at which Cronin
was not present
fit is a lie out of the whole cloth," re
plied the doctor, "and will almost clearly
he found on investigation to have been con
r.ncted bv an accomrjlifte nr n
tool of the men who murdered Dr.
Cronin and who think they can
cheat the gallows by throwing suspicion
upon the organization that is determined to
have them captured and hanged. Neither
the Clan-Na-Gael Society nor any other
society or individual in the United
States has been furnished with the
list referred to, and when they are
it is more than likely that the names of
some of the men who hounded Dr. Cronin
during life and after tieath will
be found prominent in it John Fitzgerald,
Liacoln, Neb., and Patrick 'Egan ought
to at once stop the Circulation of such In-
Continuti on Sixth Fagt,
Sensational Suicide of ah Episcopal
Minister in Baltimore.
the Bev. It. Greenfield Schorr
Take His Own Life.
tthers He Wis Successfol fn Building tip the Spls
copal Cimrch.
Bev. H. G. Schorr, at one time a minister
in McKeesport, but of late assistant rector
of the Finest Episcopal church id Baltimore,
shot himself through the head yesterday,
and when found he was dead. Two theories
for the suicide are advanced, one remorse
and the other unrequited love.
BaltiMOKE, May 26-Eev. H. Green
field Schorr, the assistant rector of St
Paul's Protestant Episcopal Church, the
largest and most fashionable house of wor
ship in the city, committed suicide this
morning by shooting himself through the
All sorts bf theories are advanced as to
the cause of the rash aCt, but the most
plausible is that he considered himself in
directly responsible for the death of a
friend. About a year ago ho indorsed a
note for?l,O00 for" tt College chum in Mc
Keesport, Pa., and wheh the paper came
due he was obliged t6 meet payment Last
week he received a letter from his friend
asking Schorr to Come to SCfanton to fix up
the matter. He complied with the request,
and alter a friendly Conference it was ar
ranged that Schorr should be paid in week
ly installments.
The settlement was apparently satisfac
tory to both men, and the minister returned
to Baltimore. Soon after teaching home he
received a telegram stating that his young
friend had killed himself. He at once went
back to Scranton and
OtftflCIATED AT THfi tfuitfiBAI,.
He felt much depressed at the time, bdt
it Was thought that he would soon recover
his usual spirits.
Last night a reporter calied.on him for
particulars of a singular marriage at which
he officiated the night previous, and he then
appeared in the best possible humor. After
relating all he knew of the marriage, Mn
Schorr gave some interesting reminiscences
of his own career, dwelling particularly on
his newspaper experience. He contributed
quite frequently to The DlSPATCHTind
other journals.
It was quite late when the two parted and
Mr. Schorr at once retired. This morning,
about 9 o'clock) the matron of the school
house attached to the rectory called Mr.
Schorr and told him that a messenger
wanted to see him. He replied that he
would co'tne down immediately after-taking
his bath. Not a half hour had elapsed when
brought the matron to his door. It was un-'
locked. On the bed lay the minister, his
brains scattered oyer the sheets. 3y his.
side was a bulldog revolver, with which he'
killed himeir.yOn the-tabie lay an.pen
Bible on which, was a note which read as
On the-tabie lay an.flpeir1 .not GO yet. WhCn but lrhfe" was sent to
Many will condemn ine, but God will have
mercy. Tell my dear aged parents, who lire at
905 Eastern avenue, but break tbe news to
them gently. BUrJr ine frota St Paul's, Church,
and do not take iny body to the homo of my
parents, as it would kill them.
Bev. Mr. Schorr had been assistant rector
of St.,Paul's for two years. He was 29
years Of age, and considered a man of fine
attainments. He was educated in Johns
Hopkids University, and subsequently or
dained to the ministry. His first charge
was in AVilnlingtbn, Del., and later he went
to McKeesport The suicide's parents are
humble people) the father being a cobbler.
The remorse thepry was advanced by "the
father of the minister, but late this evening
it is learned that there was a woman in the
case. This is the view entertained by the
police. Schorr had been visiting a wealthy
young lady with whom he was very much
infatuated. She received him very kindly,
but gave him little encouragement.' About
a month ago he proposed marriage, but was
refused. Notwithstanding the repulse he
continued his visits. Early yesterday even
ing he hired d carriage and ordered that he
be driven to the young lady's house.
Vhen shown into the parlor he was Very
qniet, but gradually became very violent.
He insisted that the young lady should
marry him, and threatened that unless she
consented lie would blow ont his brains.
A WATCH placed OK Hill.
He was finally prevailed upon to leave
the house, and, fearing that he might do
himself harm, the young lady sent word to
Bev. J. s. ju. Mouges, rector Of St Paul's,
informing him of his assistant's behavior,
and advising him to kfeptt natch on him.
Dr. Hodges had ho idea he would carry out
his threat, but thought he might create a
scene in chhrch, so he asked the officer bu
the beat to watch for Mr. Schorr in the
morning, and in case he made lis appear
ance at church to advise him to return to
his room. But Mr. Schorr did not turn up,
and when next Dr, Hodges heard from him
he was dead. His father, however, declines
to believe the love theory, and insists that
his son's death was due to remorse.
Bishop Whitehead Says Mr. Schorr's minis
try at McKeesport Was Satisfactory.
Eev. H. Greenfield Schorr was for three
years a pastor of the Episcopal Church at
A call was made at the residence of the
Bight Bev. Bishop Whitehead last evening
in regard to Mr. Schorr, and from facts ob
tained there it appears that the gentleman's
work among the McKeesport congregation
was very successful, a new church edifice
being built while he, was there.
He left that placc because he received a
call to a church in Baltimore, and as he
had some friends living there he accepted.
A Young Man Steals a FnelingD of Checks
and Money From Ills Uncle.
New York, May 26. Speer & Dewey,
under the name qf the New Jersey Wine
Company, have stores in New York and
vineyards near Passaic. It has been Joseph
T. Speer's custorn to carry the week's wages
for the men in the vineyards to Passaic
every Saturday night, and give the money
at the depot to Morgan Speer, the 18-year-old
son of Alfred Speer, to take to the vine
yard office. Last night young Speer re
ceived from his uncle a package containing
$200 in checks and $60 in money. The
checks passed for money at the firm's co
operative Store. '
Youhg Speer did not arrive at the office
at the vineyards with the package, and it
was discovered in a few hours that, he, in
Company with Thomas Hoffmftn, aged 16,
and a boy nimed Hunt, 15 years old, had
run ofLwith it The Delise fere htetlift fa
J the culprits.
Leads a Pastor Into Difficulties lie Says
t He Saw White-Robed Angels In a
, Death Cbnmber--tiI Belief
i Cannot ho Shaken.
New Ca8xls May 26. Bev. J O. Boh
ner, pastor of the German Lutherad Church
of this city, has been suspended until certain
charges brought against him by his congre
gation can be beard in August nexf. The
offenses of which Bev. Bohner is charged
are by do meani as grave as they are pecu
liar. He ig charged with uttering falsehoods,
And here is a sample of ode tale credited to
him. Two years ago a member of his con
gregation died, and the minister was pres
ent at the time of death. Later he related to
the Sorrowing friends how he had seen the
fioor of the room open up and a troop of
white-robed beings enter. They stayed but
A shbrt time, but Were succeeded by a com
pany of beautiful children, who also came
into the room through the .floor. He further
stated that a .member of the church that
Same tight had gone to Greenwood Ceme
tery in this city and haa stolen a skeleton,
which ghastly relio he brought to the home
of the deceased and frightened a young lady
Very badly when It Was discovered.
It seems that no one else present at the
time the member died saw these things,
though the pastor's belief is Unshaken, and
to the committee of the Lutheran
Synod sent to investigate the charges
of falsehood he repeated the
stories, saying that nothing could cause
him to change his mind on the
subject Ho is also charged with
with obtaining .money from one of the ladies
church societies by making false representa
tions. President Kttnkleman, of the Synod,
notified him of his suspensldnuntil August,
but he has declared that he will preach and
has refused to give Up the keys of the
church, abd this morning held services as
usual, notwithstanding the fact that the
trustees of the church forbade it.
An injunotion from Court will be asked
for to-morrow by the officers of the church,
restraining him from preaching until Au
gust Bev. Bohner says some of the mem
bers have been unfair to him and that
President Kunkleman'a order was irregular
and not in accordance with the rules gov
erning the deposition of ministers in the
Convicts In Whose Behalf the Ex-Batlltek Is
Interesting: Himself.
Nbw York, May 26. Now that James
D. Fish is out of prison he says that the
first business he will attempt io do will be
in the interest of two of his fellow
prisoners. He thinks they ought to be re
leased. One bf them, Thomas Sheridan,
was appointed with Fish, superintendent of
the boot and shoe department, and the keep
ers say they did their work as conscientious
ly as if it was a private copartnership.
Sheridan has known no other home for 19
years. He was a war veteran, and while oa
the field sent his pay faithfully to his wife.
One day he came home on a furlough
and found his, wife living with anotherman,
with a baby in the Cradle. She laughed at
his rage and the mah ordered him ontof the
house. Sheridan had his pistol with him
and he shot the woman dead. He was sent
enced to life imprisonment and has been a
model prisoner.
The other1 prisoner whd excites the sym
pathy df Fish is" a man named Brady, who
has been a prisoner more than 31 years and
prison 10c some minor crime anu joiueu sev
eral prisoners in an attempt to escape. In the
melee One of the keepers was killed. Brady
took no part in the attack upon him. He
was tried for murder, however, convicted,
dnd Sentenced to imprisonment for life.
Smith M. Weed has taken an interest in
Brady, at the request Uf the prison
physician, and a committee of ladies are
also interested in appeal to the Governor.
Fish will probably spend part of the sum
mer with an aged aunt living atMystio
Bridge, Conn., the widow oi Isaac Denison,
a lady of some 93 years of age who is in ex
cellent health.
Impressive Services Over the Body of the
Famous Blind Denf-Mnte.
Boston, May 26. A pure white casket
contained to-day all that was mortal of
Laura Bridgmah, the blind and deaf mute
whdse history is known all over the world.
She was buried this afternoon from the
Perkins Institute for the Blind, which had
been her home for more than half a century.
The funeral service was simple, and the at
tendance was restricted to the pupils at the
institute and the immediate relatives and
friends of the deceased. They were sincere
mourners, add the occasion was most im
pressive. The flowers that surrounded
the bier showed their love for the woman
whose patience had overcome the terrible
affliction which had made her so widely
known. At the head of the casket was a
bust of Dr. Samuel G. Howe, who had been
instrumental lu training the faculties which
were left to her. Mrs. Julia Ward Howe
flhd Mrs. MaUd Howe Elliot, of Chicago,
sat with the two sisters and brother who
had come from Chicago to bury their dead.
The pupils Of the institute sang the hymns
which Laura Bridgmau loved, but which
she had never heard in song. Bev. Dr.
Jutten, the chaplain of the institute, con
ducted the services, assisted by Bev. Ed
ward Everett Hale, D. D., and Prof. Fay,
of the Institute for Deaf Mutes at HartFord,
Conn. The burial will be at Hanover, N.
H., to-morrow.
Saloons Close Their Front Doors, bnt Thirsty
People Don't Sailer.
Cincinnati, May 26. With fewer than
a dozen exceptions the saloons were to all
outward appearance closed to-day. Front
doors were closed and locked and blinds
were drawn. There was little or no diffi
culty in finding ingress to- perhaps one
third of them by a private side or back
door. In one or two instances a man stood
in front and Unlocked and locked the door
for the ingress and egrCsS of customers.
About two-thirds of those whd kept Open
on Sundav are believed to he hermetically
sealed. There were five arrests by the police
of tbe most defiant proprietors of open
houses. In one case the proprietor was ar
rested three times.
The policy seems to be to proceed against
the" saloons only a few- at a time, and let
baseball and the theaters eo for the present
(Three concert halls are open to-night
Father llhrdlne Exptt-cs Withont
His Life's Ilopo Rentlfecd.
New HAVen, Conn., May 26.'-Eev.
Father James H. Harding, chaplain of St
Francis' Orphan Asylum, died of old age
to-day. He was 77 years old Father Hard
ing was born at Kilkenny, Ireland, and was
educated by the Augustinian Fathers in
Paris. For many years he was located at
Dnbuque, and afterward Came to this city.
The chier desire of his life has been to
found t protectory in Fair Haven Heights,
where the boys who are inmates of the
asylum can be taught trades. After ur
chasing Und and partially constructing the
building, the scheftae failed for lack of
United States Troops Called Oat to
Quell the Disturbance.
Caused a K&w Which Quickly
Serious Proportions.
iawl essaess and Critne of Every DeicriptUn Are on
the Increase.
A dispute over a valuable comer let in
Guthrie caused a riot yesterday. One of the
claimants attempted to erect a building on
the land, but it Was torn down by an exdted
mob. The troops succeeded in dispersing
the crowd and arresting a ringleader. A
number of persons -were injured in the
struggle. The condition oi affairs at Guthrie
is very bad,
Gctheie, I. T., May 26. The city of
Guthrie is in a ferment of excitement over
a riot which occurred at 11 o'clock this
morning, in which several persons were se
riously injured. The United States troops
were called out and succeeded in dispersing
the rioters. The particulars are as follows;
United States Deputy Marshal Hayes and
Ambs Burnet, of Nashville, Washington
County, 111.; J. W. Sampsel, of Iola, Kan,,
add E. Weed, of Connecticut, are four con
testants for a valuable corner lot
All except "Weed agreed to leave the matter
to an arbitration committee, which by the
authority bf a City ordinance arbitrates all
such matters. Before this committee a
number of witnesses testified that Deputy
Marshal Hayes staked the claim before 13
O'clock on April 22. Evidenoe waB adduced
showing conclusively that the deputy mar
shal was engaged in staking off the claim
wheh the first train arrived in Guthrie.
This train was not expected to arrive so
Soon, and its Coming threw Hayes and
others, who were staking claims before the
appointed time into a.state of consternation.
On May 13 the arbitration committee de
cided in favor oi Sampsel, and he was ac
cordingly given a certificate. The mad
Weed is a professional lot-jumper. He has
already been beaten in Several contests.
It is claimed by some and with good rea
son, that Weed is but the tool of the crowd
that came in before 12 o'clock o n the open
ing day. He and Deputy Marshal Hayes
seem to be co-partners in the corner lot over
which the riot Occurred this morning. In
fact the same lawyer represented both men.
This morning Weed, with a gabg of carpen
ters, began the erection of a frame house on
the disputed corner lot thathad been awarded
to Sampsel by the Arbitration Committee.
A mob of Bampsels sympathizers imme
diately collected and began to shout: "Tear
down the house, tear down the house.'1 The
mob gathered scantlings and drove the Car
penters away from the building. They then,
raftfefby ratter, razed the building to the
ground. The carpenters attempted to begin
a new foundation,, but it was soon" torn up
by the infuriated mob.
Marshal Needles appeared upon the scene
and ordered the mob to disperse. They
Booted and jeered at him nnd refused d go.
Meanwhile a deputy marshal ordered the
carpenters to delist from their work and
respect the Sabbath. This deputy was
called aside by Marshal Needles and con
versed with him for awhile, when Needles
returned abd ordered the carpenters td go
on with their work.
The mob again interfered with the car
penters add tore Up the foundation. Frank
Loneworth, of Chicago, made an incendiary
speech to the mob, which incited a free-for-all
fight, in which sticks and stones were
freely used. Several revolvers were drawn
but no one Was shot. During1 the Melee
pickpockets were discovered plying their
himble fingers and one of them was knocked
down and tramped on by the crowd, and had
his leg broken by a falling rafter.
Meanwhile the United States troops, un
der Cap'taid Cavenaugh, catne upon the
scene at a double quick step. They imme
diately charged upon the crowd, "who re
treated before them like sheep. One man
named George Stevenson. Nile?. Mich., re
fused to go beyond the cordon formed by the
soldiers, and he was knocked down by
a blow from a soldier's musket, and his
skull was fractured. A report from it re
volver scared a team of country horses and
they ran away, throwing out of the vehicle
an old man and two children. One of the
children was seriously injured.
The man Longworth was arrested for his
incendiary speech and taken to jail.
A mob followed determined to secure his
release, but Longworth spoke to them
through the bars of the jail window and
counseled moderation and the crowd re
tired. At 9 o'clock P. M., the United States
troops are patroling the. scene of this morn
ing's riot They are ready to charge at the
earliest intimation of riotous disturbance.
Denunciations or Marshal Needles' Course
are very bitter. They say that two weeks
ago during a conference with District At
torney Waldron and Mavor Dyer Marshal
Needles said thathlS deputies WoUId sup
port the decrees of the Arbitration Commit
tee but that on this occasion, in defiance of
the city authorities decree in awarding the
lot to Sampsel he encouraged and supported
tbe building of a house ou premises to
which builders had no title.
The complaining parties claini that the
incentive Which actuated Needles in this
matter was the fact that a deputy marshal
was interested in this disputed lot. They
even go so far as to charge that Marshal
Needles and deputies and the "12 O'clock
Crowd," of which General Pierce,of Topeka,
is leader, are organized into a land-jumping
ring. Marshal Needles was seen by The
Dispatch correspondent this evehing.
"Why did you encourage and support the
building of a honse upon another person's
premises?" was asked by the reporter.
In answer Needles said that a citv ordi
nance' was extant which provided that in
contest cases in which adjudication was
pending, either of the parties could, by giv
ing bond", erect a building on a disputed
lot. Weed gave tho bond yesterday, so
Needles took the position that it was his
duty to secure peace and order by ordering
that the carpenters -be not interfered with in
their work. Tbe Marshal denied that his
deputy, Hayes.jWas in any wav interested in
the lot or building the house, Dut your re
porter ascertained definitely that this Is not
true. Deputy Marshal Haves has not re
linquished his claim to the lot t
As time passes outlawry in Guthrie in
creases. Not a day passes but there are fre
quent rows over claims. Guthrie is fast
earning the distinction bf being the tough
est town in .the Union. Some lively tinles
may be expected in future.
' James B.Neale Noralnnted for Jadae.
KITTANNING, Pa., May 26. Enough
returns have been received to show that
James B. Neald has received the BCpnbli
can nomination for President Judge over
M. Ii Iieftson, Efcq., by about 800 majority.
Cliler Arthur, of the Iiocotadtlve Eogtaeers'
Brotherhood,- Meets Sbnto of Bis
Soys In Scrantod He Has Never
Yet Met Mr. Powderlr.
rsncclAii TEUtaaAtf to tbe dispatcIi.1
BcbAnton, May 26. Five hundred
members df the Brotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers Assembled At ID o'clock this
morning in the Academy of Music. Chief
Engineer Arthur presided. Chief Arthur
said that tbe meeting was purely for social
purposes, but nevertheless the doors were
closed against all comers not members of the
order. It was reported that the meeting was
held to consider grievances of the engineers
on the Grand Trunk Ballway, but Mr.
Arthur denied this. Engineers were pres
ent from New York. New Jersey and North
eastern Pennsylvania.
Strange as it may seem, Chief Arthur has
never Seen Mr. Powderly, Wr so he stated to
a reporter this afternoon. He has visited
Scranton several times during the last five
years, yet he and the chief of the Knights
of Labor have never met. Mr. Arthur told
the writer that the Brotherhood of Locomo
tive Engineers had no connection whatever
with the Knights of Labor, but were glad
of its success. Personally he considered
Mr. Pottderly's order a great one.
Speaking of the-strained relations be
tween the two orders daring the South
western strike, Mr. Arthur said: "There
was a disposition on the part of some
Knights of Labor to find fault with the en
gineers On tbe Southwestern system because
they Would hot join in the strike. My ad
Vice was to abstain from all participation
in the strike organized by the Kightsof
Labor, and to adhere to the contract made
by us with the company."
Mr. Arthur was accompanied by Mr.
Boyal, of Chicago. A prominent railroad
man who does not belong the Brotherhood,
but who has been a friend of Chief Arthur
for many years, said this evening: "Mr.
Arthur is a good politician and a capital
fellow, and he has got the boys to meet him
here so as to have a nice general talk With
them. His term will expire before long. I
gues3 they wilfj re-elect him, and I reckon
that is what he wants them to do."
An Italian Barber Stashes the Poor Old Man
Wltb a Itazor.
D2NVEB, Cot., May 2G. One of the most
cold-blooded murders known for years oc
curred late last night when James FallaCo,
an Italian, murdered his aged father-in-law.
Three years ago James Fallacd met and
formed the acquaintance of Pulize, and fell
in loVe with his 9-year-old daughter, and so
informed the old Italian. They had some
conversation which resulted in the two men
entering into a contract to bind them both,
and Fallaco paid to his new acquaintance
the sum oi $500 for the girl's hand
in marriage, the ceremony to be per
formed within five years. He also
agreed that on the day the young
girl became his wife he Would deliver over
to Pulize a handsome wagon, and deed to
his wife lalf interest in the house and lot he
owned. The old Italian was poor and had
only what he could make with his violin
playing at dances dnd entertainments, while
on the other hand Fallaco, the barber, was
Late last August, Fallaco, at the age of
SO, was united in marriage to the daughter,
who was scarcely 14. Since the time of his
marriage the husband most brutally treated
his young wife and frequently attacked the
girl's father. Late last evening when the
father-in-law Called oa hisdaagfter he was
met by FallaCo, who killed hilar on the spot
with a razor which he happened to be using
at the time.
A Wdmltn ACcnsed of Deserting a Babe
- Declares- She Is No Mother.
New' Yobk, May 26. Julius Bauer,
janitor of the Maternity Hospital, was sit
ting at the window of the office last night
when a yottng woman With a bundle in her
arms came Up the steps and rang the hell.
Then Bailer saw her run down the steps
without the bundle. Bauer ran after her
and Caught a young woman with blonde
hair. When they got back to the hospital
a boy baby, alive and kicking, was fonnd
on the doorstep, wrapped in a shawl. The
young woman denied that she had left it
there. At the Yorkville Police Court to
day her eyes were red with weeping and her
dress was dusty and crumpled. There was
a good deal of contradictory evidence given.
"I am willing to submit to an, examina
tion," Said the prisoner, tearfully. "I have
had no child." She said that she was a
seamstress, and that she had jtist returned
from a Visit to some friends when Bauer
stopped her. She was frightened and did
not know what he wanted, but she went
back to the hospital ith him without ques
tion. "It was 9 o'clock," she added, "and
very dark and cloudy," Justice Power
was much puzzled, but held the girl for ex
A Strong Probability That tbe Murderers
Will be Lynched.
Shebman, Tex., May 20. Sheriff May,
bf this (Grayson) county, was killed this
morning in a battle with three des
peradoes he was trying to arrest The mur
derers are the Isom brothers. Warrants had
been placed in the Sheriffs hands for their
arrest on the charge of disturbing the peace.
Knowing their desperate character, he took
a posse with him and located them at noon.
When called upon to surrender they fired
on the posse, killing the Sheriff. The
fire was returned, but the desperadoes Were
not hit. They surrendered when their amu-1
nition was exhausted and were lodged in
jail here.
The murder caused great excitement and
the Grayson Guards were called out to pro
tect the jail. The general impression is that
the men will be lynched before morning.
A Member of the Guthrie City Council De
UoaneesHlslteport. Chicago, May 26. J. A. Ellis, a mem
ber of the City COuhcil of Guthrie, Oklaho
ma, is on a visit here. He is very indignant
at the published report made hy Inspector
Picklerto the Interior Department from
Guthrie. In an open letter he explalnshow
the Mayor and the City Council were chos
en, and he denies that the question of the
legality of title to lots is one for the Council
to settle.
The charges that any member of the Coun
cil wa on the ground before noon on April
23. and thus obtained lots, he brands as be
ting false
The Sequci to the Cctebrnted St Louis
Elopement Cake.
St. Louis, May 26. Information comes
from New York that Henry M. Moore,
formerly managing editor of the St Louis
PosUDlspatch, andllrs. John W. Norton, the
wife of the well-known theatrical manager,
with whom Moore eloped, have parted.
When Moore left St Louis with Mrs. Nor
ton, he did it with the idea that as he had
caused the woman's downfall it was his duty
to stand by her. V
Since that time he has had abundant
proof that Mrs. Nort'n has been unfaithful
to him, as well as her husband. This knowl
edge has resulted in a separation.
01 any kind can "best "be
satisfied by advertising m
the columns of Ins Dispatch.
Belatl&2&Between Presides
Harrison flis Premier
r.-i.1 -..
But They Work Well Enough Together,
SinCe James G. is Not an Autocrat.
They Claim Their Southern Brethren Are Gettlaa;
All the Offices.
Mr. James G. Blaine, Secretary of State, i
not the autocrat -of the Cabinet table that
it was predicted he would be. True, Presi
dent Harrison is apt to take Mr. Blaine's
advice about many consular appointments,
but he also exercises his own judgment, as
have many of his predecessors. Northern
negroes are reported as becoming very jeali
ousofthe favors which have been shown
their Southern brethren in the way of offices
Washington, May 26. While the?
President and the Attorney General were o&
on a yachting cruise, the Secretary of State
and Secretary of the Treasury were attend'
ing divine services this morning in ther"
church the President is accustomed to at
tend. Secretary Blaine has not been seen
at church before, although Mrs. Blaine goes
every Sunday, and this morning the Secre
tary was observed to join in singing the in--vocation
hymm His attendance at church
this morning may be attributed to the fact V
that the rush of business at the State De
partment is largely over. There is prob
ably little more than he can do in the way
of sorting ont applications for consulates.
While there is at the Stato Department
large quantity of applications for appoints
ments not yet even looked over, there is at
the White Honse a considerable list of con
sular appointments recommended by the?
Secretary, but not yet acted on by the Presi
dent. The list has been there a good while.
but the President has not passed judgment
on Mr. Blaine's recommendations.
This is the foundation for the stories!
about strained relations between the two,
but if Mr. Blaine's position in the Cabinet
were disagreeable, his intimate friends
would have been certain to know of it and
they have not found it out If ther&ra
any unfriendly feelings between them, the
President would not have given the second
best position in the consular service to a
man whose only claim to consideration was
his personal relations with the Secretary.
That the President should have hesitated
some time over this appointment was natural
The Liverpool consulate would have
been gratefully accepted by men who have
been Senators and Governors. The Presi
dent must have deliberated upon it befora
giving- it to an $1,S0Q clerk who had simply
been Mr. Blaine's secretary, for he could
have satisfied Mr. Thomas Bherman well
enough with a 13,000 or $4,000 place, and
Met Blaine could not have complained.
The fact tbaMbe PrCSidiaHs giving
good deal of personal attention to the con
Bular selections, and that he is in personal
and daily communication with the Samoan
Commissioners, shows' that Mr. Blaine is
hot the autocrat his friends wished him td
be and expected he would be, but
there is nothing Unusual about
the situation. Mr. Lincoln revised
the dispatches of Mr. Seward, General
Grant acted on his own judgment as much,
as on Secretary Fish's advice, General
Garfield directed the appointment of a
Consul General at Berlin without consult
ing Mr. Blaine, and certainly selected
other Consuls, and Mr. Cleveland person-t
ally directed State Department affairs in
more than one instance.
In the matter of appointments, the recom
mendations of Cabinet officers have never
been final, and no President has left tho '
settlement of international questions en
tirely to his Secretary of State. It is also
well known that Secretary Blainehas neither
the physical vigor nor the political ambi
tion he once had. He is less aggressive
and less autocratic than he once was, and
Is not unwilling to take things rather
They Ciatia Their Sootbern Brethren Are
Cietttng All tho Offices.
Washington, May 26. The colored
I men who are in Washington in great num
bers, seeking their portion of the loaves and
fishes, are complaining now that the admin
istration is inclined to give all the places to
the colored men from the South, to the
utter neglect of those from the North.
Lynch, the new Fourth Auditor, Spellmaa
dnd Smith, land agents, and Townsend,
Land Office Becorder, are the colored men
who have received good offices up
to date. Three of them are from the
South, and Townsend from Southern Indi
ana. The neglected Northern negroes are)
now pusbinz C. E. McCabe, ex-Auditor of
the State of Kansas, for the Begistership of
the Treasury, and are inclined to make &
row With the President if their wishes are
not respected. Ex-Senator Bruce, colored,
Of Mississippi, was the oredecessor of Gen
eral Bosecrans, tbe present Begister.
The Northern and Western negroes are)
even more dissatisfied with Wanamaker
than with Harrison. Colored men in tho
South are being appointed postal clerks la
large numbers, while the Northern
brethren, who cast such a solid Bepublican
vote in New York, New Jersey, Ohio and
other States, seem to be entirely forgotten.
Louis A. Bent, of Washington, Bncceeds the
New Consul to Liverpool.
Washington, May 26. Louis A. Dent,
of this city, has been appointed private sec
retary tc Secretary Blaine, vice Thomas H.
Sherman, appointed Consul to Liverpool.
Mr. Dent was formerly private secretary;
to Congressman Hitt, of Illinois, and aided
Mr. Blaine in the preparation of his book
"Twenty Years in Congress."
The Bayord-CIymer Wedding. x
Washington, May 26. The marriage
of ex-Secretary Bayard to Miss Mary Will
ing Clymer is announced to take place on
June 12 in St John's Episcopal Church, in
this city.
After a Bitter Fight There Is Some Talk
of a Bait.
Mansfield, O., May 26 Saturday
Democratic primaries were the. bitterest
ever held, and the excitement was acre in
tense than the Presidental campaign. Much
money was spent.
The ticket nominated is: Eepresentative
C. N. Gaumer, editor of the partv organ:
Sheriff, Leonard Tressels; Auditor. John
Seward; Treasurer, Henry Lerisch. There
is some talk of a bolt oa the headofti
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