Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, May 29, 1889, Image 1

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Three of Cronin's Alleged Mur
derers Indicted for the
i Horrible Crime.
A Bepetition of the Charges Made
Against That Organization.
All or the Details of the Hideous Deed Laid
Bare The Prisoner Acknowledge the
Falsity of HI. Former Story The Grand
Jury Fonnd True Bills Asalnst Wood
ruff", Coughlin and Sullivan by a Unanl
mom Vote SnIIiTnn Did Not Torn Up
Progress of the Coroner's Investiga
tionThe National Itcacne Denounces
the Crime. '
The coils are fighting around those im
plicated in the murder of Dr. Cronin. It is
directly asserted that the Clan-Na-Gael is
responsible for the deed. Detective Cough
lin, P. O. Sullivan and Woodruff have been
indicted by the grand jury. The latter has
made a full confession to Captain Schaack.
The Coroner jury has begun its work of in
vestigation. Eight warrants have been is1
cued for other suspected parties.
CHICAGO, May 28.
"With the possible
exception of the cap
ture of the actual mur
derers of Dr. P. H.
Cronin, there is nothing
MYl tllA eoncatinnol frorr-
0$8f edy of so much interest
as tne story ot tne
devilish plot, the out
come of which was the
"removal" ot the man
who above all others
Dan Coughlin.
stood in a position to expose the villainy of
professed friends of Ireland and its leaders.
A prominent Irishman, continuing his story,
the first chapter or which appeared in The
Dispatch of Monday, said: "The efforts
of members of the Clan-Na-TJael Society to
strangle the statement that that body is re
sponsible for the death of Dr. Cronin, ought
not to have any weight It is unfortunate
that the people as a rule have no idea of the
workings of this secret revolutionary body.
i If they were in possession of snchlnforma-
V'tion, lute Dillon would not have the
?Wdacity to make the -statements which are
Wdited to him."
Some Very Direct Assertions.
"Dr. Cronin was murdered at the instance
of the Clan-Na-Gael Society. He was tried,
"convicted and condemned to death without
his knowledge, and this revolutionary order,
with its highbinding oaths, carried the sen
tence out to the letter. Every member in
the plot was a Clan-Na-Gael man. The job
was too desperate to let out to men outside of
the order.
"The men chosen to carry out the death
sentence were chosen by secret ballot. Each
had a distinct and specified task to per
form. I doubt if the men who lured Dr.
Cronin from his office knew the man who was
to receive him at the vacant house on North
Ashland avenne. The actual murderers,
however, were hound together by their
oaths. They probably came from outside
cities and were governed by ironclad in
structions." Detective Daniel Coughlin, Patrick O.Sul
livan, the ice man, and Prank J. Black,
alias "Woodruff, were indicted by the grand
jury this evening for the murder of Dr.
Cronin. This result was reached after an
investigation which began at noon and
lasted seven hours, during which two dozen
witnesses were examined and a mass of evi
dence considered.
Three Indictments Against the Prisoners.
The three prisoners were included in one
indictment, to which there were three counts,
one charging them with killing Dr. Cronin
with ablunt instrument, the second alleging
the use of a sharp instrument, and the third
instruments and means unknown.
No evidence was introduced to prove a
conspiracy, and Dr. Cronin's private papers
were not placed before the grand jury. The
witnesses who were called were those whose
stories have been told, in general outline if
not in detail, in the press. Judge Longen
ecker thought it advisable to tighten the
coils into which the three prisoners had
already been drawn and fasten them with
indictments, probably to prevent any
attempt to secure the release of one or more
of them on bail.
The Grand Jury was engaged in investi
gation the charge against Dr. J. Lucien
Gray, physician at the Detention Hospital
for the Insane, of appropriating county
property for his own use, when Judge Long
enecker, Captain Schaack, Lieutenant
Schuetter, Captain "Wing and a number of
officers and witnesses drove up to the Crim
inal Court building.
Trying to Keep It Secret.
The Gray investigation was stopped at
once and the witnesses who had been sum
moned to testify in that and other cases were
dismissed. Captain Schaack took possession
ofjAssistant State's Attorney Baker's office,
across the hall from the grand jury room,
and kept the witnesses there under lock and
key until they were wanted in the jury
room, to and from which they were escorted
by a strong "guard of bailiffs and police
officers. The guard was not to keep the wit
nesses from getting away, but to prevent re
porters from extracting some of their testi
mony en route.
Judge Longenecker himself conducted
the investigation, assisted by Mr. Jam
potis. John J. Cronin, brother of the
murdered man, was the first witness called.
He testified that the body fonnd in the Lake
view catch basin and buried in Calvary
cemetery last Sunday was that of his
"brother. Thomas O'Neill, Mayor Cregier's
private secretary, look his notes of Detective
' Coughlin's statements with him when he
went be Tore the investigators, and it was
half an hour before be came out again."
The Cords Tightening Aronnd Conghlln.
Liveryman Dinan told about Coughlin's
ordering a horse for a friend tha night of
May 4, and described the horse and the man
who drove it away. His hostler, Napier
Morland, was also summoned. "Willard J.
Smith and J. S. Smith, Coughlin's friends
from Houghton, Mich., who say they did
not hire Dinan's white horse, notwithstand
ing Coughlin's statement to the contrary,
went before the jury together. Prank
Scanlan and Mr. and Mrs. T. E. Conklin
completed the chain of evidence which led
to the holding of Coughlin and Black.
Justice Mahoney, of Lakeview, told the
jury that he knew of Sullivan's contract
with Dr. Cronin for surgical services, and
John Carlson, his son, Charles, and the lat
ter's wife were called upon to give the par
ticulars of the renting of their cottage, in
which Dr. Cronin was killed. Dr. Brand
and Dr. Belfield gave expert testimony as
to the nature of the wounds which caused
his death and the kind of instrument with
which they were inflicted.
The Grand Jury's Unanimous Verdict.
Pred Bosch, the laborer, who found the
body, and Milkman Mertis, who heard
sounds of a struggle in the Carlson cottage
the night of the murder, were given an op
portunity to repeat their stories. Captain
Schaack, Captain "Wing, of Lakeview;
Lieutenant Scbuettler and Officers Larch
and Hiatt were the remaining witnesses.
The grand jury took only one vote after
hearing the witnesses and that was unani
mous for indicting all three prisoners.
States Attorney Longnecker said to-night
that no mention of Clan-Na-Gael affairs had
been made in the jury room. "The charge
of conspiracy was not investigated" he
added, "and Dr. Cronin's papers were not
brought in. Those matters will come later,
probably before another grand jury."
The two warrants for Daniel Coughlin
and P. O. Sullivan are not the only ones
that have been issued in the case. Eight
other warrants were placed in the hands of
detectives to-day and taken to different
parts of the city and Lakeview. The de
tectives immediately began to
Slmdow Eight Different Suspects.
The warrants are not intended for use
save in such an emergency as would arise
from an attempt of any of the men to leave
the city. The Mayor and Chief of Police
are greatly incensed at the way information
gathered in the investigation has been al
lowed to leak out
The Mayor learned to-day that T. T.
Conklin, with whom Cronin resided, has
been paying regular visits to a newspaper
office. Conklin has been taken into almost
the full confidence of the police, who relied
on his discretion owing to his great and con
stant clamor for the avenging of his friend's
Nobody is any longer discussing the possi
bility of the prisoner Coughlin "squealing."
The ex-detective has plainly defined his
platform. "Upon being urged to tell all he
knew, he replied in these words: "I am in
nocent and know nothing. But if I were
guiljy and did know anything, I would die
before I would tell it"
Views the Collate In Which Cronin, Wu
Murdered and the Basin Where the
Bod j Was Found Some Facts .
Very Evident to Their
Eyes The Inquest
To-Day. ,
Chicago, May 28. The Coroner's jury
which is to investigate the .death of Dr.
Cronin met in the Coroner's office this
morning at 10 o'clock. They started from
the building and drove to the Carlson cot
tage, on Ashland avenue, where the murder
is supposed to have been committed. The
jurors went through all the rooms in the
cottage, basement, ground floor and attic,
and carefully examined the blood stains in
the parlor.
The Coroner explained how the mur
derers painted the floor in order to hide the
blood stains, and how they painted at night
to avoid being seen.
"How do you know they painted at night?"
asked Mr. Seifert
"Because there are drops of yellow paint
scattered up on the lamp chimney."
The lamp was produced from the pantry
shelf, where it had been hidden. It had a
blue glass globe and a white glass handle.
The globe, the handle and the chimney
were marked by little drops of yellow paint
A Ghastly Examination.
The jurors examined the splashes of blood
upon the wall paper and the hairs still
sticking in the clots. The Coroner showed
the footsteps in the bedroom which were
marked upon the floor in yellow paiut
"The fellow wore stockings when he
walked over this floor," said Coroner Hertz,
"for I can see the marks made by the
yarn." ,
Juror Sutter tried his foot on one of the
footsteps and found that it was the mark of
a much larger foot than his own.
"It must have been a man strong enough
to handle a dozen Dr. Cronins."
The procession started from the cottage
and followed Belmont avenue to Evanston
avenue and Evanston avenue to Argyle
Park. Lieutenant Spenger pointed the
spot near Sulzer street where the bloody
trunk was found, and half an hour later
the entire party gathered around the catch
basin in which Cronin's body was found.
One Conclusion Reached.
The Coroner pried off the top, and the
jurors gazed at the bits of fluffy cotton
still sticking to the boards.
"This shows tti&t Cronin's body was
carried in the trunk," said the Coroner,
"for the cotton we see here is like the cot
ton found in the trunk and in the cottage."
On the way to the city the procession
stopped but once, at the corner of Frederick
and Clark streets. The police lieutenant
pointed out the spot where the officer stood
who saw the three men, the horse, the wagon
and the trunk, going north on the night of
the murder. The inquest was set for at 10
o'clock to-morrow, and will be held in the
Coroner's office.
He Has Made no Complete Confession of
tho Cronin Tragedy.
Chicago, May 28. Sullivan himself.
and the officials, high and low, declare that
the statement published to the effect that hi
had made a confession, laying bare the
tire details of the plot for the murder of,
Cronin, is false in every particular. An
afternoon paper professes to hare in-
formation to the effect
.. V- -nv- it.- ,i ..
mm' wnue
nomine iie a sweeping coniession was
! T!l - ft
secured from him an admission J'jat one of
the men who hired the Carlson cottage had
sought work from him and had been fre
quently about his place; that he had told
this young man of the terms W his contract
with Cronin, and that thejroung man could
have secured one of his (Sullivan's) cards if
he had so desired.
It is now given out thht Harry Jordan,
luc uarveuuer, lias (. Been arrested, as was
siatea yesieraay,
WoodroffGlves the Details of the Harder
of Cronin nndDIsposing of His Body
Bis Former Story Was False
How the Trunk Came
to be Abandoned.
Chicago, May 28. Frank "Woodruff,1
alias Prank Black, has been taken into1
camp by Captain Schaack, and he has told
the whole story of his connection with Dr.
Cronin's murder. According to the state
ments he has made to the Captain he was
not directly connected with the murder it
self, but simply acted as the driver of the
wagon whicb disposed of the dead man's
body in the catch basin where it was found.
"Woodruff has been taken to the scene of
Cronin's murder, and also to the sewer
where the body was found, and the place
wljere the trunk was first seen. "Woodruff
himself gave the driving directions to the
detectives who nianagecLtbe reins, and in
every instance located the exact places
where the chief acts in the tragedy occurred.
According to his confession he was
directed by those who had charge of that
part of the conspiracy and whose names
Captain Schaack reserves for reasons that
are private, to go to Dinan's livery stable,
where he would obtain a horse and wagon.
He had already been instructed to drive the
outfit to the neighborhood of the Carlson
cottage, and he also knew for what purpose
he was to go there.
At the Fatal Cottage.
"Woodruff arrived at the cottage about 20
minutes before Dr. Cronin was driven up,
and placed his horse and wagon at a point
near the cottage where he could keep his
eyes on the front steps. He saw the white
horse rig containing Dr. Cronin and his
conductor arrive, and three-quarters of an
hour thereafter the man who was known as
"Williams opened the front door of the cot
tage and gave the signal by stamping his
foot on the wooden porch.
"Woodruff at once drove up, and assisted
by the third man, the trunk was loaded into
the wagon. The two men followed the
trunfc and directed "Woodruff, who contin
ued as tne driver, to drive eastward to tne
lake to a certain point which "Woodruff has
designated to Captain Schaack.
The wagon headed for the lake, and in its
depths the trunk and its contents would
have been deposited had not the interruption
come from the Lakeview policeman. This
smashed the original plans of the two men,
and immediate steps were taken to get out
of the officer',3 way. This was done by
taking a circuitous route, which again
brought them to the Evanston road.
Something Had to be Done.
They had now been driving for nearly an
hour with their ghastly load and one of the
men suggested the sewer. A stop was made
at the Fifty-ninth street intersection of the
Evanston road. The top was taken off the
manhole on the southeast corner and the
trunk lifted from the wagon. It was then a
new and unexpected difficulty presented
"While it was possible to drop the trunk
with the body into the lake, it became a
physical impossibility to thus dispose of the
load in the man-hole. It was resolved to take
the body out of the trunk, drop the body in
the catch-basin and to return with the
trnnk to the cottage and burn it. Butwhen
the trunk was to be opened it was found
that the key had been lost "Williams said
there was no more time to be lost, and he
kicked in the lid of the trunk.
The three lifted the body out and. de
posited it in the sewer as it was found. "The
trnnk was again placed on the wagon. It
was intended to go South for a distance, and
then to drive north to the cottage and there
deposit me irunK.
Afanadosf na tE j IHoody-Trnnk. '
"Eight here," said Woodruff to Captain
Schaack, pointing to the exact spot where
the trunk was found, "we heard a noise of
wagon wheels from the south, and the two
men, one of whom had been sitting on the
trunk, picked up the box and threw it out
otthewagon I was urged to whip up the
horse and drive west. When we reached
Pullerton avenue both men said 'Good
Night' to me and left the wagon."
The remainder of the confession is de
voted to "Woodruff's wanderings with the
horse and wagon in his attempt to sell them.
He also states in his confession that there is
nothing in the woman story he had
told. The enormity of the crime
never dawned upon him until
he had taken part in it "When he was ar
rested he. knew he was in a "bad box." The
names King and Pairburn were those of
two old friends, and they came to him on
spur of the moment They had nothing
whatever to do with the case.
The Irish Kational League Denoonces tho
Perpetrators of the Crime.
New York, May 28 At the regular
meeting of the Municipal Council ot the
Irish National League to-night, Patrick
Gleason made an address denouncing what
he called the attempt of the newspapers to
mix np the affairs of the Irish National
League with the assassination of Dr. Cro
nin, of Chicago. The following resolution
was adopted:
Besolved, That we. the New York Munici
pal Council of the Irish National League, most
emphatically condemn the brutal murder of
Dr. P. H. Cronin. We repudiate the calumnies
that seek in any way to involve the Irish Na
tional League, its funds or its policy, as in the
slightest degree connected with the assassina
tion. Deploring this great crime, we express
onr earnest hope that swift justice will over
take all those responsible for his death.
They Absolutely Deny All Connection With
the Murder of Cronin.
Chicago, May 18. Two hundred dele
gates, representing 11 local camps of the
Clan-Na-Gael, met last night at No. 143
Randolph street to take action regarding the
murder of Dr. Cronin. Luke Dillon, of
Philadelphia, presided. The following res
olution was adopted:
We, the representatives of the Clan-Na-Gael,
place on record onr utter detestation of the
crime of assassination and we enter onr solemn
protest against the evident attempt of the mur
derers of our brother to place the crime of his
death on onr order. It is not the spirit nor the
object of the Clan-Na-Gael, and we repudiate
it, and hereby pledge onr best efforts to the
authorities to aid in hunting down the crimi
nals and to vindicate law and order.
A Former PostolHce Clerk Charged With
the Theft of 85 Packages.
Chicago, May 28. William C. Lally, a
former postoffice clerk, was arrested to-night
for stealing 85 packages of registered mail
from the vault of the Chicago postoffice.
The amount of money involved has been
clnimd by the authorities to be not very
large) but the number of packages is the
grercest ever taken at one tune in this city.
Wandered Away to His Death.
Meadville, May 28. An excursion
train of members of the Lutheran Church
and Sunday school, of Greenville, struck
and immediately killed Ephriam Bobinson
near that place this afternoon. Deceased
was an inmate of the County Poorhonse,
and aged 70 years, He was demented, and
wandered away unperceived.
A Sporting Man Arrested for Mnrder.
Cincinnati, May 28. Clifford Porter,
an owner of race horses now at Latonia Park,
arrested to-day and placed in jail In Cov
ington upon a requisition from the Governor
of Texas, brought here by Depnty Sheriff
Loeder, of Galveston, Tex., charging him
with murder committed some time ago in
that city during a quarrel. Mr. Porter has
employed ceansel to protect iis fights.
Causes a Lively Breeze in the United
JPxesbyterian Assembly.
According to the Strong Utterances of Some
, of the Divines.
Taej Want to Withdraw Snpport Fwm Churches
That Ire Sot la Line. '
The subject of instrumental musie was
brought to the front in the U. P. General
Assembly yesterday. An effort was made
to withdraw all support from missions and
churches which made use of instruments in
worship. A number of strong speeches were
made by various divines. Compromise res
olutions were finally adopted.
Speingfield, 0., May 28. The instru
mental music question came np for consid
eration in the United Presbyterian Assem
bly to-day. A number of the denomination,
as the Scotch preacher tersely said, d "not
want to praise God with machinery." In
the morning the Judiciary Committee, of
which Dr. Paul is Chairman, brought in a
report, with minority and majority seetions,
on a memorial asking that appropriations
be withheld from mission stations and con
gregations following a corrupt mode of wor
ship. The report was unsatisfactory, and at
noon, after having been laid on the table,
was reconsidered and recommitted to the
committee, which brought in the following
The Judiciary Committee, from whom the
memorial from the session and deacons -of the
Second Church at Xenia, 0., from an associa
tion known as the "United Presbyterian Asso
ciation" and from certain individuals,, asking
relief from the oppression of conscience and
abridgement of rights which they aver result
from the introduction of Instruments into the
church, recommend for adoption the following:
Resolved, That while we recognize the
memorialists as brethren beloved and entitled
to the respect and consideration, we are con
strained to say the action of former assemblies,
grant all the relief which this Assembly oan
The above named association also asks the
Assembly to withhold appropriations of the
funds of the church from all mission stations
and congregations which are not faithful in
maintaining all the distinctive features of onr
profession. In answer to this reauest, your
committee recommend the adoption of the fol
lowing: Besolved, That while this Assembly urges
upon our members and congregations the great
importance of faithfully maintaining the prin
ciples of our church, the agencies to which the
distribution of funds belongs must act on the
presumption that Presbyteries will recommend
only those congregations which are faithful to
their profession and active in their efforts to
advance the Interests of Christ's kingdom.
Dr. Carson, one of the memorialists from
Xenia Presbytery, was allowed to speak.
In substance he said: "What I am about
to speak of is not a personal grievance. "We
do not wish to be partakers of other men's
Bins. "We wished to present onr difficulty
ueiure tuo in
relief. I was
-Trariontfrem arks'
foreign fields. The Assembly has urged the
duty of reponding to the Master's call. It
is our privilege as wellas our duty to share
in the work. There is an
our path. It is placed there by the Assem
bly and the Assembly has power to remove
it We regard this obstacle as a corruption
of worship of God.' Under a sense of re
sponsibility to obey God, I take a stand
against instrumental music. The point of
the memorial is this: Congregations are to
contribute to all funds of the church. "We
connot contribute conscientiously to the
funds for building missionary Stations and
for church extension when we consider that
those" houses and station's will use instru
mental music. "We are not rebellious, not
disloyal. It is'a question of the rights of
Christ's church." f
Bev. James Collins, of Philadelphia, edi
tor of the Chritlian Instructor, spoke
against the use of instruments and opposed
the use of revised psalms. He says he was
opposed to innovations and wanted to
worship as his mother had taught him. He
said God had never commanded that organs,
etc., should be used in churches. The re
port Was adopted by a large majority.
A service was held in memory of "the fol
lowing named brothers who died in the past
vear: William Steel Clenaban, William
Lockhart Wallace, D. D., Nathaniel Mc
Dowell, Samuel C. Marshall, William
Coventry Xather, John Scott Martin,
Flavins McKcnson, Clark Irving, Edward
Fortescue, Joseph Harrison Wright, Abra
ham Yusef and James Harvey Walker,'
The Assembly will adjourn to-mo'rrow.
Ex-President Cleveland's Callers Not at
AH Practical Politicians.
New Yoek, May 28. A great many peo
ple are wondering just now how much time
Grover Cleveland is devoting to booming
himself for 1892. The fact is that Mr. Cleve
land is too busy with his law practice these
days to be active in practical politics. He
usually arrives at his office about 10 o'clock
in the morning. Till 1 o'clock he works
continuously, denying himself to all callers
save clients and intimate friends. After
luncheon he passes at least three hours at
his desk. His partner, Mr. Stetson, or Cal
vin S. Brice usually accompanies him up
town. In the early evening Mr. Cleveland drives
or goes to the theater with Mrs. Cleveland.
None of his callers are practical politicians.
Horse Owners Near Fouchkeepsle Buffer-
Ins From the Spreading Disease.
Poughkeepsie, May 28. The farmers
of Southern Nlster, especially in the vicin
ity of New Paltz, Clintondale, Highland
and other places,are mnch excited over what
appears to be an epidemic of glanders. A
man named Bose bought a horse in Pough
keepsie, and, while watering the animal at
a trough in Ulster county, the horse vomited
considerable. Other teams drank from the
same trough afterward, and were attacked
with glanders, and the disease seems to be
The State Veterinary Surgeon has been
notified, and one or two horses have been
And&boat Ten Thousand Poor People Left
Without Shelter.
San Fbancisco, May 28. Information
was received here to-night that a fire oc
curred at Xakate-Akita-Keu, Japan, which
destroyed over 1,000 houses. It originated
in the residence quarter, about 10 o'clock at
night, and burned for 16 hours. Many lives
were lost
The Emperor subscribed over $10,000 out
of his own purse for the relief of e suffer
ers. Aboat-10,000 people werereadered
hofiMiees. .-
Virginia Rcpnbllcnns Protest Aealnst Any
Recognition of the Ex-Senator They
are to Hold a Conference
To-Day, In Wash-
Peteesbueo, Va., May 28. Between
75 and 100 of the most prominent leaders of
the anti-Mahone party in Virginia will
meet in conference at the Ebbitt House
in "Washington, D. C to-morrow morning
at 9 o'clock. The'object of the conference
will be to impress on President Harrison
the necessity of relieving the Bepublicrin
people of this State from the tyranny of an
'organization under which they, have en
countered years of unbroken defeat, and to
seek some method of giving fall expression
to the popular voice in the management of
their party affairs.
General V.D. Groner, of Norfolk, Is the
State Chairman of the anti-Mahone party
in Virginia. Ex-Governor William E.
Cameron, another prominent member of
this faction of the Republican party in Vir
ginia left here this afternoon for Washing
ton, to attend the conference. The delega
tion expects to call on President Harrison
some time to-morrow, and the spokesman
will be one of the ablest representatives of
the Bepublican party in the State.
It is proposed to lay before the President
the exact political status of affairs in Vir-
finia, and to inform him of the injury that
Tahone has done and is still doing the Be
publican party. The anti-Mahone men say
they are for peace, but will make no sur
render so long as Mahone is master of affairs.
Hon.John M. Langston, who is a bitter
enemy of Mahone, left here this afternoon
for "Washington, presumably to attend the
conference to be held there to-morrow. He
declined to state positively whether or not
he would be present at the conference.
Langston says Mahone could not carry Vir
ginia for the Republicans if he had North
Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia. His
methods are too trannical, and he is not
liked by the colored element Langston said
Mahone abused him in the most shameful
manner for talking kindly of such a good
m an as Governor Lee.
Blaine Acting; Up to the Monroe Doctrine
In the Haitian Matter.
Ne vr Obleans, May 28. A Pensacola
special says: Regarding the surmised object
of the meeting at this point of the French
Minister and the commander of the French
war yessel Eoland, that it has to do
with French-Haytian affairs, other
stories than those wired last
night have been afloat It is
looked upon by the well informed as certain
that the French and the Xegitime Govern
ment have come to an understanding,
whereby, in consideration of liberal con
cessions, the former is to aid the latter in
its efforts to subdue Hippolyie,and it is also
believed that Secretary Blaine has smelled
the mouse, and that the recent appointment
oi commissioners by the United States Gov
ernment to negotiate a peace between the
disputants is a checkmate to the French
Said a prominent gentleman to-day, in
the hearing of your correspondent : "For
eign interference in the affairs of an Ameri
can republic will never be tolerated by this
or any other administration, so long as the
danger of such an interference as ontlined
by Mr. Monroe be kept in view. It is in
conformity with the Monroe doctrine that
,Hr. Blaine is now acting. He has unearthed I
tli4'e gae,ef-Pranee wittnreferenceto HltytiJ
-and Jie will block it peaceably if he may
forciblv if he must."
The Antlqno Bnrletqne Star No Lonscr a
Drawing Card.
New Ioek, May 28. There have been
complicated newspaper reports of troubles
between Lydia Thompson, the burlesque,
and her manager, M; . Leavitt, over the.
former's tour under the latter's direction
this season. The tour was an evident finan
cial failure, and the present dispute seems
to confine itself to the question whether
Miss Thompson's contract with Leavitt
makes her a partner in the losses further
than $2,000, which she originally contributed
to the working capital for the trip. Leavitt
pnt in a like amount '
Miss Thompson, who is in the city, de
clares that she understands her contract to
call fof only ?2,000, and that any
additional losses were to be de
frayed by Mr. Leavitt The courts
may be called upon to settle this
point It is also said that Leavitt has Miss
Thompson under contract for two seasons,
and that she does not want to play here
again. Miss Thompson claims that the con
tract says two seasons, but does not specify
that they shall be consecutive tours. So, by
that reading, she might play the second sea
son at her own pleasure. She seems to be
tired of America, however.
Under No Circumstances Will He be a Can
didnte for Re-EleCtlon.
Cleveland, May 28. Senator Henry B.
Payne has been quoted as saying that he
would like, for vindication, a re-election from
Ohio to the United StatesSenate. Following
the rejection of Editor Halstead by the
Senate he refused to say whether he would
be a candidate or not. Senator Payne said
to-day, however, that he will not be a can
didate under any circumstances; that his
withdrawal is absolutely unqualified, and
that no inducements which may come up
will cause him to change his mind. He
says he has reached a period in -life where
experience has taught him to seek rest from
public service.
Senator Payne advances no opinion as to
his successor in the event ot a Democratic
State Legislature. He says he has paid no
attention to the matter, although his deter
mination to retire from the Senate was
reached some time ago.' Democrats here do
not think that Calvin S. Brice will be a
candidate, but John B. McLean, George H.
Pendleton, ex-Congressman James E. Camp
bell and Judge Seney are mentioned.
The Trial of the Nicely Dots for the Mnrder
of Herman Uraberser Begins To-Day.
Somerset, Pa., May 28. To-day was
the second day of Somerset Criminal Court
term. The Court Honse was crowded with
people from all sections of the county and
from near-by counties. The important cases
were not reached yesterday; the only case
that has been tried so far is the State versus
Clark H. Benford, a prominent druggist of
Somerset, charged wih selling liquor with
out license and on Sunday.
True bills of indictment have been found
against the twoNicelv brothers for the mur
der and robbery of Herman TJmberger, but
the trial of these parties will not be reached
until to-morrow or the day after. True bills
have been found against the JfeClelland-town-Fayette
gang of eight robbers, and a
jury is now being empaneled for their
The town is so fall of people that camping
out may have to1e resorted to.
Mnrder and Suicide" Epidemic
, Dektee, May 28. The city has been
seized with an epidemic of murders and sui
cides to an alarming extent. Daring the
past tea days three murders have been com-
mutea, ana during, we past ,4 noursasi
many suicides have been reported at the
eoroaer's omee.
Making Strides ' to Slip Into the
Place Vacated by Hon. 6. A. Jenfcs.
The Administration Making Efforts to Cap
ture West Virginia.
A Maine Man Falls In a Fit Because Harrison
Wouldn't See Him.
Colonel John Atkinson, of Michigan, it
is' now said, will probably-succeed Hon.
George A. Jenks, of Pennsylvania, as So
licitor General. Adjutant General Drum
retired yesterday, having reached the re-"
quired age. Some peculiar appointments
have been made in West Virginia. A
Maine man, one of the Dodge family, called
to see the President yesterday, and, upon
being disappointed, fell in a fit -
Washington, May 28. A Solicitor
General will be appointed in a few days in
place of George A. Jenks, of Pennsylvania,
whose resignation has been accepted. A
name that Attorney General Miller has had
under consideration for the past few days is
that of Colonel John Atkinson, of Detroit
He is a lawyer of brilliant attainments and
a prominent member of leading Irish socie
ties of the United States.
Last year Colonel Atkinson visited Ire
land and met Parnell and other Irish lead
ers, with whom he consulted with regard to
the Home Bute movement in America. He
has made no application for the appointment
as Solicitor General, but several representa
tive Irishmen have recommended him to the
President and Attorney General as a man
entirely qualified for the place, and whose
appointment would be especially pleasing
to the Irish Bepublicans.
Colonel Atkinson was a Democrat until
1882, when he joined the Bepublicans, ow
ing to his belief in the policy of protection.'
He is generally conceded to be the most elo
quent advocate in Michigan.
His Indiana County Friends Remember the
Momentous Occasion.
Washington, May 28. The pleasantest
episode of the dav in this city was the scene
attending the retirement of Adjutant Gen
eral Drum. He is 64 years old to-day, and
at noon his commission as Adjutant General
of the army expired and he was passed
over to the honored list of the retired offi
cers. As he is a native of the good old town
oIndiana,'theseatoi justice of Indiana
county, Pennsylvania, many Western Penn
sylvanians called to see him and offer
their congratulations. The desk of his
office was literally buried in flowers, and
beautiful bououets arrived almost everv
moment. Among the callers were .Editor
Smith, of the!
the Indiana Ja(?rfts4 State4
Senator DBobd, Qftaelndlana, district, who
are here in the interest or some pension
cases, and stepped in to pay their respects
to a former citizen of their region who has
reached so distinguished a position.
General Drum has many near relatives
yet living in Westmoreland and Indiana
counties, and looks back with pride to the
time when he enlisted from Indiana' as a
private soldier for the Mexican war. One
of the curious illustrations ot the fortunes
of war is the fact that one of the ordinary
clerks in the office of the Adjutant General
is a Mr. Turnbull, a son of Colonel Turn
bull, who was an officer on the staff of
General Scott when Drum was a private
soldier under the same commander.
General Kelton, who has, been Assistant
Adjutant General, will act as Adjutant
General until an appointment is made to fill
the office. Meanwhile, army circles are
stirred to the depths respecting the appoint
ment and the promotions that will follow if
one of the Assistant Adjutant Generals is
Rnshing; the Appointments In That State,
Resardless of Qualifications.
"Washington, May28. The adminis
tration appears to be bent upon capturing
"West Virginia, if patronage will do it.
Commissioner Mason has,precipitately dis
missed all the Democrats in the Com
missioner's office whom Commissioner
Miller gradually brought into the
office. In the State few internal
revenue changes have been made, because
it is intended to make them about the end
of the fiscal year, but outside of the internal
revenue there has, in this short time, been a
clean sweep, and the Republicans have not
been particularly careful about the character
of their men. They have just appointed a
postmaster in Berkeley county who was re
cently convicted of burning his barn to get
the insurance, and several others appointed
are very inferior persons, though not con
victed of crime.
The prompt change in the District Attor
ney was made to stop the prosecution" of Be
publicans indicted for fraud in the last
election. One of the Democratic fourth
class postmasters removed with all
possible- expedition was a Fed
eral soldier who was wounded
in four battles, but his record did not
save him, although he never has been active
in politics. The appointees of Republican
administrations who were left in their
places by the Cleveland administration have
been swept out and their places given to
more active partisans.
Serious Consequences of Harrison's Refasal
to See n Maine Man.
"Washington, May 28. A gentleman
named H. G. Dodge, of Bar Harbor, Me.,
while waiting in Mr. Halford's room for a
chance to see the President to-day was taken
sick and fell to the floor in a faint. Assist
ance was rendered him, and when suffi
ciently recovered he was removed to his
rooms. ,
It is understood that Mr. Dodge left a
sickbed to go to the "White House, and
when informed that the President was too
much engaged to grant him an interview to
day, the shock was so great that he fell in
a fit.
Secretary Blaine's Excursion Given la
Honorof Sir Jallan Fanncefote. -
"Washington, May 28. The postponed
excursion given by Secretary Blaine in
honor of Sir Julian Pauncefote, the new
British Minister, took place to-day. By in
vitation a select companyot Cabinet officers,
diplomatic representatives, high officials
and a fair sprinkling of "Washington society
boarded the Dispatch at 12:30 o'clock this
afternoon and sailed down the Potomac as
far as Mount Ternon.
Some of the New Postmasters.
"Washington. Mav 28. The followinfe
J postmasters were appointed'to-day for West- I
1 era Pennsylvania: Alexander Dysart, Ti
ton, Blair county; J. F. Younkin, Tarkey-
foot, Somerset countv: Charles Strong, An
sonrille, Clearfield county. Theappointments
of about 30 Presidental noatmaster have
been finally decided upon, and will be made
public to-morrow. None of the appoint
ments, it is said, are in cities of the first
Judge Zane Too Mnch of a Mormon Sym
pathizer for Them.
Washington, May 28. The re-appointment
a few days ago of Chief Justice Zane,
of Utah, has given great dissatisfaction to
the Gentile lawyers of that Territory.
They are, in fact, very much disappointed,
and think that if they iad not de
layed action too long they might haie
prevented the appointment Arthur Brown,
one of the leading lawyers of Salt Lake
City, arrived here to-day with a pro
test against Judge Zane's appointment,
signed by almost every Gentile lawyer of
Salt Lake City. The objection to Judge
Zane is that he is too little inclined to se
cure punishment for Mormon offenders, and
not half radical enough for a Bepublican
Chief Justice of a Mormon household. y
While en route to Washington Mr. Brown
learned of Judge Zane's appointment, but
"will, nevertheless, present his protest to
the President, and has arranged an.appoint
ment for to-morrow. Judge Zane was re
moved about a year ago by President Cleve
Homes Torn Down and People Killed by a
Kansas Cyclone DIany Deaths Prob
able A Wide Strip of
Country Laid Waste.
Empobia, Kan., May 28. A disastrous
cyclone passed over Clements, Chase coun
ty, 32 miles west of here, about 4'clock
this afternoon. Captain Brown and his
daughter were killed and his wife
had a leg almost torn off and
his son had an arm and a leg broken. It is
reported that six or seven otherpersons were
killed, but the wires are all down and no
reliable information can be obtained.
John P. Anton, conductor of a stock
train, who arrived at Emporia at 9 o'clock
to-night, says he passed through Clements
just after the cyclone, and in plain sight of
I tart of the destroyed buildings. The cloud
ooked square shaped, 'like a house, with
its lower portion surrounded by a
white cloud, looking like steam, which
seemecLto rise from all around the main
dark cloud. As it came through the tim
ber it cut a clean swath, apparently de
stroying everything in its path, and when it
struck the Cottonwood it looked
as ii it was cutting paths through the
river, piling up the water on both sides.
He saw Captain Brown's stone house totally
demolished, another with the roof and one
side torn off, and still another lifted and
carried from its foundations. He afterward
learned that the people in the latter took to
the cellar ana escaped uninjured.
The storm crossed the railroad in three
places and seemed to have made a partial
circle, going over nearly the same path a
second time. Anton says its jath was about
50 yards wide, and that there is little doubt
of much damage and more deaths having
occurred. He left word at Strong City, and
from there a special will be sent out with
doctors and assistance.
- - " "
A. JJttle Incident Shows New South Wales
What She Wants.
"Washington, May 28. In the course
of a long report to the Department of State
on the commerce of New South "Wales,
United States Consul Griffin, at Sydney,
says that there has been a decline in the
gold product of all of the colonies except
Victoria, and even there the increase is very
slight, amounting to but 1.602 ounces. Snec-
falation in mining stock appears to
have run higher in the colonies
than at any other period in the last
quarter of a century. The development of
the silver mines in the Broken Hill country,
New South "Wales, under the direc
tion of Mr. Patton, who formerly had
charge of a group of the Comstock mines in
Nevada, created a boom in the silver mar
ket. The shares of the company rose from
5875 to $2,014 in one month. This excited
speculation in other properties, which soon
came to grief.
The Consul says that modern American
processes are wanted in Australia, and that
the handsome profit realized at Broken Hill
is the result of the help of American ex
Another of Those Very Frequent Doable
Domestic Tragedies.
Evansyille, Ind., May 28. Albert
"Wilson, a railroad man, fatally shot his
young wife and then sent a bullet crashing
through the base ot-his own brain this even
ing. He expired almost instantly,
while his wife is reported dying.
"Wilson was about 30 years old, but
his wife was much younger. They had no
children and lived happily together until
about three months ago, 'when he began to
'Suspect her of infidelity and left the city.
He returned this morning, and had been
drinking quite freely all day.
About noon, Wilson went to the house of
Wm. Stout, where his wife was. On enter
ing, he asked his wife to leave the city with
him, and on her refusal he shot her.
Indictments Returned Against the Treasurer
and Clerk of Newport, Ky.
Cincinnati, Mav 28. Ex-Treasurer
Louis Constans, of Newport, Ky., was to
day indicted by the grand jury for embezzle
ment, the amount being fixed at $35,000.
The ex-Cty Clerk, William F. McClure,
was also indicted on the same charge. His
shortage is fixed at less than $2,000. Much
surprise is felt in both cases. Both men are
of nigh standing in the community, and
neither has been suspected of any intentional
wrongdoing. Mi. Constans admitted a
shortage of nearly $7,000, but seemed con
fused when shown a. shortage of $27,000 in
one omission from his cash book.
The Wilklasbnra; Home Anniversary.
The managers cordially invite their friends
and the public to the seventh anniversary of
the "Home for Aged Protestants," to be
held at Wilkinsburg to-morrow. Luncheon
will be served from 12 noon till 4 P. M.
Opportunity will be afforded also to inspect
the Home for Aged Women and the Insti
tution for that Deaf and Dumb of "Western
Pennsylvania. Tickets, 75 cents. A re
duction has been kindly made in the fare by
the Pennsylvania Bailroad for that day.
Malcolm Hay's Daughter Married.
Teenton, N. J., May28. Miss,Virginia
Hay, daughter of the late Malcolm Hay,
Assistant Postmaster General under Presi
dent Cleveland, and John H. Stewart, of
Pittsburg, were married here to-day by
the Bev. Henry Barbour, rector of Trinity
.Episcopal Church.
No Action by the Fardoa Board.
Habsisbitbg, May 28. Mrs. Coyle, the
mother of Edward Coyle, was in this city
to-day in the Interest of her imprisoned son.
The Pardon Board, which was in session at
.midnight, had taken no actios in the case,
heard t&-iay.
nor naait in aay ot tne naaeroas eases
Judge White Takes the Stump
for Prohibition, and He" is
Grandly Greeted.
who Gathered in Old City Hall aad
Hade a Demonstration'
It Is More Than Moral, He Says A Neces
sity of the Body Politic Weenie Laws
Beviewetl Legal Records and Blston
Show How They JRaD'd-HoV'CrIm
Ran Rampant HeVe Before the Brook
Law No More Severe Than Some An
clent measures Only One Hostile later
rnptlon of the Address A W. C T. V.
Demonstration for Election Day.
Judge White never before met with sucl
arousing- reception. His advent as a pro
hibition stump speaker called forth an ova
tion. Old City Hall rang with cheers.
There were 1,500 persons there nearly all
voters. Some were liquor men. There was
but one hostile interruption. His Honor
went into license history to prove the press
ing need of what he advocated.
LAEGE odds caa
be .safely laid on
the fact that a pro
hibition gathering
has not been held
during the year it
this city whicl
drew such a large
proportion of, the
adverse element as
that at which Judge
White was the hu
man magnet last night in Old City Hall.
Uvery distinctive class of society waa
there, to the extent of 1,500 representatives
ministers; medical men, lawyers, busihes
men, mUlworkers, river-rovers, saloon-keepers
("exes" and "lucky ones"), while among
the vast audience were only four ubiquitous
and irrepressible women though they had
all been invited to stay atjhome.
Long before 8 o'clock the hall entrano"
reminded one of the circus gate, with ii
rural "jays" eagerly clamoring to see (tt
exhibition. When the doors were throw
.ppea the front and ehowe seats were 'tait
rlike hot cakes at a mount5n"iuppeh,
Uany went there, no doubt, not with a
spirit to aid in the fight for prohibition, but
with an innate feeling and expectanoy of
witnessing something not at all on the bill.
In this the rough contingent, whose hearts
were set against the speaker for imaginary
wrongs done toward them, were disap
pointed; so much so that they were discom
fitted at the dominating number of good
citizens present, and left in droves before
the address was half over.
Only one incident marred the placidity of
the occasion, and that was very trifling, be
ing merely the idle and incoherent mutter
ings of a disgruntled barkeeper. He was
promptly ejected for a policeman touched
him and he had to go.
When the speaker, Judge White, stepped
into the roomy scarcely anyone saw him. Ha
was accompanied by Charles F- MdKennal
Esq., and Mr. Frank Gill. His Honor len
tered the ante-room, where he warmed him-'
self and casually sized up the audience.
While sitting there a Dispatch reporter
approached him and inquired after
health. He answered: "Pretty well; bun
am suffering from a slight cold, and
hardly in good voice to-night."
Mr Joseph D. Weeks spoke to him, arf
together they walked down the aisle alma
unnoticed; but, when they neared the stag
the vast hall was filled with an applaui
that was not conducive "to good hearinj
When the Judge stepped on the stage
was taken up again, and resounded agai
and again. Mr. Weeks stepped dow
and requested Bev. I!. P. Cowan, D. D
to take part in the exercises, an
there the trio sat together, while the Alph
Quartet rendered an appropriate choru
which- was encored vociferously and r
sponded to.
Bev. Dr. Cowan opened the meeting with
prayer. J. J. Porter was requested to at -t
as president of the meeting assisted by fJ7
good men as vice presidents whose nami g
were read out. Only 14 responded to wit
invitation to take seats on the stage, how
ever. President Porter arose and made a
few prelfminary remarks. When he sa id
he-fervently thanked his God for being per
mitted to preside at such a joyous meeting,
and especially with Judge White as speaker,
the outburst of applause was again very
vociferous, and after a reasonably quiet
spell had settled down, he introduced the
Judge with a. graceful wave of the hand.
When the speaker stepped forth artf
bowed his acknowledgments for the heart
reception, prohibition no matter what th'
result will be in June reigned; and eve;
the innocent, joyous voices of playing chf
dren in the neighboring street, of whic
Longfellow so beautifully and loving!
speaks, unconsciously joined in the hap;
hurrah of the evening.
For the first time, on the other hand, n
doubt. Judge White faced many glaric
eyes which he has not seen since the posses
ors stood before him as applicants for licem
to ply in the traffic which he was there t
denounce, inasmuch as favoring the amend
ment. These, however, were counter-bal
anced by kindly, approbative people, whi
were there to champion the cause hewa?
His manner of delivery was very im
pressive from the opening or his address,
and, being a man of fine intellectual powers,
even his enemies could but listen attentively
to his effort from a learned oratoricalstMefi
point. v i,, M
Therewas not a repulsive hiss-hesvrdjja-ai
the only interruption noticed w&thepre2
mature had repeated applause ot iesw apl
parently ardent advocate of the causevvC y
The speech waa tinged at UmesSrl
facetious remarks which were recognW
readily iby the audience, which enjoyec
them thoroughly.
on the qui vrvx.
i many, loyai ones were oa mo u Tire f
inekvunt interraptieM, ad Mm toMt rifp