Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, August 27, 1889, Image 1
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The Depanment of Public Safety Shorn n FIsiroIl of Trumps in the Conspiracy Cases Alderman Doushty Secures SI, 500 Bail Aldermen Callen nnd fllanerse In Dnrnnee Tile Bender's Story Retold Willi Additions Tilts Between Coonsel TtntterUolTand Currnn Describe the Wny They Wcro Bamboozled Graphic Stories oT Oiber Witnesses Ex-Mnjor Wyman, of Allrsbcny, mysteriously Lueced Into the Case ACnla.no Chap ter From the Inner Paces of Local Al dermnnlc Lore Teatlmony Fall ofluuen does and CoTert Allusions. Magistrate Hyndman presided at the hearing in the conspiracy cases yesterday. He deemed the evidence against Aldermen Callen, Doughty end Maneese, and one "Beddy" McCall. strong enough to bind the quartet oyer to the next term of court. Louis Bates and Frank McCall were dis charged. Two of the aldermen were jailed and one bailed. Remarkable aldermanic practices were shown up by the testimony. The names of some rather prominent people were mixed up with some remarkably racy testimony in the course of the prelimi nary hearing by Magistrate Hyndman yes terday of the conspiracy charges brought by the Department of Public Safety against three Aldermen Doughty, Maneese and Callen Constable Bates, and the two brothers McCall. Oral bombshells burst upon the eager ears of the crowd, and some ttuly wonderful in stances of brotherly conduct among a num ber of city Aldermen were developed. Quite an array of legal talent in behalf of the various prisoners made war upon.Mr. John Marron, who appeared for the De partment of Public Safety, but that gentle man seemed to have entrenched himself be hind such a formidable amount of specific and brand new information as to make the witnesses stammer nnd perspire under the pitiless rain of interrogations. In was a red-hot hearing from the beginning to the end of five mortal hours, but the crowd lin gered valiantly and listened, for all it was wor J(. The Legal Talent Employed. The hearing was held in the Nineteenth ward station. At 3 o'clock 'Squire Hynd man and James Bryer, his constable, took Beats at the Sergeant's desk, but the 'Squire quitted his seat to arrange for the comfort of the newspaper men. All was in readiness when the lawyers who were to appear for the defendants arrived. Mr. Duncan Bam say appeared for Frank McCall; Mr. Wil liam Beardon couched his lance for Alder man Maneese; T J. Keenan, Jr., polished his glasses to throw more light on Alderman Calleti's chances; Sill and Parker did busi ness for Alderman Doughty, and Mr. Sill also prepared to look after Louis Betz. charged with common barratry. "Keddy" (James) McCall alone had no coun sel. The charmed circle inside the big brass rails was occupied by various police officials, Detective "Dick" Brophy, Captain Mercer, Sergeant Leech, and Special Officer McLaughlin, while Inspector "Whitehouse flitted in an out among the crowd. The Department of Public Safety stenographic young lady was gallantly accorded a seat beside the magis trate. William Beardon pulled np his coat-sleeves until his big cufls were exhibited in entirety, and glanced defiantly toward rlim Mr. Marron, who was nonchalantly twisting an anction clock around. Then those of the prisoners not under bail were brought in and the hearing commenced. Bender' Evidence Reiterated. "Call J. Lowery Bender," said Mr. Mar ron, and the shifty-eyed ex-constable of the Twentieth Ward was brought looking at the men he was about to "reach" upon. Ben der was sworn and began to tell his twice told tale. In response to Mr. Marron's ques tions, he testified as follows: I was a detective ol tho Bander Detective Acency since the 15th of last May until about four weeks previous to my arrest. Among the men I met in tbe Excelsior building office of the agency were J. D. Bauder, J. Doyle, Mr. Naylor, 'Jim' Nagle, 'Reddy1 McCall, George llrockert and I". Ii. Stoner. None of us bad a license trom tbe Court except Bauder, who had a license. The furniture of the room was a safe, a desk, some chairs and the detect!, o commlsinn. I commenced work for Bander on May 15, be giving me a commission as a emporary detective, with power to act. Question What sort of an understanding bad you with Bauderr A. Well, I was to buy drinks in speak-easles and furnish evidence, and when a settlement was effected It was to be a deal all around. Wbcn money was gotten from anybody every one concerned was to have a piece. All of tbe above detectives were to Cel namca ot speak-easy people and report de tails to Bauder. In the cse of Mrs. Davis, of I'enu avenue, lor instance, Naylor made tbe report and Doyle subpcenTed me as a witness. I had never been in her bouse. Bauder niado .ut the Information and I signed it after 'rinulre Cassidy read it to me. Doyle served the aubKr naa. The pro-edition here identified several specimens of Jlaudcr's handwriting. i4cMlii lou maue Information acaloit J'otcr iluttrtlwiir in Juno? A. Yea. Itrtuilaa .Hade a 1'ieieat. (jMratinn Who tus'ls the arrests? A. I llVfl'l knsw. Jtoudtr then re-related the events In the llutteibnir riie, In which HutterliolT paid JM li have a nu settled before Alderman taMy liuw the (alter fot i fur oeata lu hauling nut lirlil, ami hew 'Moults Dough. If au.t lilinsrlf whksLixt up lli remaliiliiK (, Itam.lrr tftlllilf anil l'ulity Jfl, 14 mf wliUh Is familiar to llis pulilie. An alluiVn la Alderman Man) bruutlit Mr Utts'iUll U his lest Mllli a lirnletl again! MM Itlal at unfair to file clitul. Mr, KsWrt for Mulie lau(liiir. hIhuI In a tMsfcr 1'ilfs. smJ 0i Ulklhf was litwily ialiM. I'lnallr Mr Marina "ft. i lb sake ttl tetlwllllai htiiura. I atk fat fi umt. to u tiur hh m ataM .llaaagjaea. aKtjttjA jfiiiiUI many concerned and implicated that the facts cannot be brought out In individual bearings." Mr. Keenan "My client, Callen, cannot be classed with this case. I object." Magistrate Hyndman said he couldn't see how any other plan than a joint hearing would bring out the facts, and he thought all the defendants would get a fair show under that method. So Bender proceeded with his story. He said that ButterhofTs money was all he got out of the Bauder business, and that outof his $35 he whacked up $5 to Daugherty, a fellow detective. He then referred to three warrants he had for Mrs. Lahiey, of Forbes street; a Mrs. Lane and a man up on Wylie avenue, three war rants issued ij Alderman Callen, upon Bauder's instigation. Attorney Parker What did you consider the business of Bauder's Detective Agency to be? A The returning ot speakeasies. Question Did a caso ever go to court from the Bauder Agency? A. Yes, I know of one. We had a Mrs. Burns up, and she refused to settle and said she would go to court on the evidence we had. Dick Johnston was her at torney. Some Pertinent Questions, Q. How much money did . you get out of Baudorr A. Tbe Eutterhoff 30 net and a few meals. Q. You did not once say you went with 'Squire Doughty to Cassidy's officer A. No. sir. In the 'Squire's buggy. Mr. Parker called for James Boss, who stepped forward. Q. Do you know this man? A Yes, he was in Dougbty's back office on tbe day I was there. Q. What money did you pay Alderman Cas sidy? A. A 510 and a 55 bill. The cross-examioation brought ont Ben der's account of his movements after Alder man Cassidy had been paid tbe $15. Q. Now, are you. sure 'Squire Doughty paid you tbo money in the envelope at a sa loon? A. I am positive. Mr. Marron Bender, did you bear anything about Maneese having an information against aminnamedUoo.se? A. I know that Stoner told me that Bob Liddell had sent the money to square the House informa tion up to Alderman Maneese, who refused to take it. I also beard Bauder say that be bad a case against John Knorr. Mr. Marron here offered some notebooks in evidence, and called Inspector White house, who swore that the notebooks had been taken from tbe person of J. D. Bauder by him on Bauder's arrest, and that the notebooks had since been in his possession. Peter Butterhoff was called and sworn. He was a German with a stolid and shining face. His tale of woe was as follows: I live at Bloomfield, and was arrested on an information made before Alderman Cassidy by Bender. I went down to 'Squire Dongbty'e to give ball. He told me he was a friend of min j, and could get tbe case settled. I cave him $75, and be gave me a receipt. iProduced and identified. Then when we went to Cassidy's office to settle be went in and talked to some one, came out, and told me it would cost 75 to settle I gave him tbe money. I did not see Cassidy, but my wife was with me when I paid Doughty. Dlnrron Stopped to Laugh. Mr. Parker Did 'Squire Doughty advise you to stand trial if you bad any defense? A Yes, sir. Mrs. Butterhoff was called and sworn and corroborated her husband's testimony in a disjointed manner. Mr. Marron What did you suppose would become of tbe money after yon gave it to Sqnir Doughty. A. Ho told me it was to be paid into a company. Q. What company? A. His company. Mr. Marron Ah! David Surran was called and sworn. He is of French extraction, and his copious hair was drenched with pomatum. But no flies settled on his testimonv. Mr. Marron steered Surran into his flowing narrative. He said: I live on Troy Hill. Bender prosecuted me before Aldorman Maneese for illegal liquor selling. I paid 67, but I have only a receipt for 155 40, which Major Wyman cave my wile. Mr. Reardon-Who? Surran Mayor Wyman. Ex-Mayor Wyman. He cave my wife tbo receipt on the 26th day of June. He wouldn't let us see the 'Squire. When we went to the 'Squire's office. Lawyer Frcedman said ho didn't believe vto bad sold a drop. He said that to Bauder, who said per haps that was so. Then Bauder offered to let up on me if I would turn informer upon some other people in the same house I lived in. I had three talks with Maneese, who told me I could settle for 35, $40 or 45. I swore I wouldn't pay a cent. They hart mo up acainln five days, and had Frank McCall, there as a witness. Frank came to me and my wife, and said we musn't feel hard at him; that if he didn't testify to what tbey wanted him to they'd blow his brains out. Sensation. A Case of $G7 Willi Illm. Mr. Marron Who told yon it would cost $67 to settle? A. Mayor Wyman. My wife settled with him? Mr. Reardon There wcro two suits against you? A. YeS. Q. Was one of the informations returned to court? A. Wyman told me t Q. Never mind Wyman. Didn't you give bail for your appearance at court? A. Oh, yes. Mr. Flack was my bondsman, but Mayor Wyman told me tbe 67 settled tbe whole busi ness. Q. Did you not have a civil suit? A. Yes. Mr. Marron Were both settled together' A. Mayor Wj man told roe be dare not. Q. Can't you tell us what happened? A. Yes. Maneese gave me papers showing that the SG7 covered both caes. It was by Mr. Freedman's advice I settled. Mv wile went to Mayor Wyman and gave him 67, and he gave her a receipt for 55 40, but wouldn't let me or my bondsmen see the 'Squire. ,There's S1I CO of my money that I have nothing to show for. Mr. Rearoon You don't keep a speak-easy? Ufa Ii-mm TWiri't mcnrai ttintl Mrs. Surran was then sworn, and said in answer to .air. .Marron: When we were in Manepse's office McCall came up to me and said not to blame him. for if he did not swear to buying beer in our house Bauder would blow his brains out. She Kicked Up a Row. Mr. Parker How do you account for your 67 settling both cases against you? A. A young man in Ma) or Wynian'a office told me so. When Major Wyman gave me a receipt for S55 40 when I bad paid 67 I made a fuss. He said to say nothing; that it would be all right. Then I went to Alderman Maneese and protested, and he told me to go to Guinea. Laughter. Edward Washington, a colored man with Dundreary whiskers, was sworn, and, Washington-like, started out by saying he would tell the truth. He said lie went to Surran's with McCall who said Surran was his uncle. Tbey had good beer, good dinner and a good time in general, bnt he saw no money paid. Mrs. Coyle was called and sworn. She said: J. D. Bander made an information against me for selling without a license. I was twice at Aldennan Callcn's office. Bauder said he bad five witnesses. He advised a settlement, and 'Squire Callen told me he would take 58 30. I afterward went to him and gave him 15. Mr. Keenan You admitted your guilt before tbe hearing. A Yes. Mrs. Davis, of Penn avenue, was called and deposed upon oath that she had been sued br J. D. Bander before Alderm.in Callen. 8he settled for 820, $25 of which she gave to Ilnudcr and (1 in small change went to the 'Squire's sofa. In pursuance of that functionary's gentle hint about "growlers" and a little beer uionev. She said that she at first tiled to settle'for $10, and Callcu refuted. Mr. Keenan crou questioned her at some length upon the aofa episode, but she stuck to her story. Ilo rtrtilfil Tar S30. He nrr Wirta, of 3525 Duller 1 1 reef, was called and sworu a witness against Ma ntes. Ilotald! I was arrrstsn liy Dominie (lallarhtr. Tbe priweculnr was l'ue.hf Mr. Mr. Mtrrnn-iihl you hyr a irltlr A. Nona al at. I Mlilnl. I asked 'Hquira Man Mho I enulcl Mills with, ami lis t,t mt i Hen- Kiilb arvnua. Mre aiked t fur Mu aim 1 RTSA! "" ,H rrc-oipi. This was mi I" ,' 1 ".'."" I Utu am H Mshm. ami rjil heal? fiHi. ffvd rliMl hhi calls.), but M " thisrtr. John Kntrr mm rkN swat, tit said that he was sued by- Louis Betz before Alderman Mclnerny. Betz said he was a deputised constable. He had heard no more of the case. Mrs. Hammerley.ot Penn avenue and Thirty second street, sworn I was sued by Louis Betz for selling liquor without license. My friend Mr. Cole looked up the case and told me Betz would settle for 20, which I paid Mr. Cole. Mr. Cole swore to tell the truth, and said: 1 went to 'Squire Doughty, who said he know Mclnerny ana he went to Mclnerny and se cured a settlement for 20, which I gave him for that purpose. This was because Mrs. Hammerley had been recently bereaved. Defendants In Their Behalf. Duncan Bamsey called Frank McCall, charged with barratry. Q. Did yon belong to tbe Bauder gang? A No, I don't belong to that kettle of fish at all. Q. Did you give Bauder's people any in formation about theSurrans', of Troy Hill? A. No. Maneese's constaDle subpeenosd me as a witness. On the day of the bearing I was in a saloon with my brother and George Crockert, and they wanted me to go to tbe hearing. 1 objected, and a man showed me a pair of hand cuffs and a star, and I thought it about time to go. He said he'd put me in jaiL So I went to the Excelsior building, where Bauder asked me if I nrould appear. I said I guessed I'd have to. I was the only witness examined in the Surran case. Mr. Marron Had you been to Surran's? A Ycs,l went there with Brockert and my brother one Saturday. . Mr. Ramsey Did your brother talk to you about tbeBauder detective business? A. Yes. He said it was a scheme for legal fUhing. Mr. Marron Legal fishing, eh? A. Well, yes. He said he could pull 'em in on his au thority. Mr. Beardon said blandly: "Call Alder man Maneese." Maneese, then, under Mr. Beardon's guidance, explained that in the Surran matter there were two suits, and that he fined Surran $50 and costs in one case and that in the other they entered bail for court by their attornev, Major Moreland. 'Q. Did you send the witness Wirts to George E. Cole or Bender to settle. A No, sir. The Lawyers At It. Mr. Marron Was there a hearing in the Wirt case? A. I am not certain; but to the. best of my recollection I did not get any costs. ; Mr. Marron Did you not have a case against Mills, of Sewickley, a druggist ? A. I Mr. Reardon Stop; I object. Mr. Marron This is a conspiracy case, and I propose to show a long chain of cases. Mr. Reardon I don't care a rap what yon propose to show. Mr client shall not answer.' Mr. Marron If he was Innocent he would talk. Mr. Reardon That's all you know about it. 1 order him not to talk. Mr. Marron Did you have a case against Phlllrp Lauerman, of the East End? Mr. Itcardon (shouting) Don't talk! Mr. Marron John Arnold? Mr. Reardon Don't answer. Mr. Marron Max Rocthlein? Mr. Reardon Don't answer. Mr. Marron (reading quickly from alist in bis band) Michael Spence? Fred Shawl? Theodore Languurst? Mr. Beck, or Thirty-fifth and Smallman streets? Ignatius Blum? Mrs. Howard, of Soho? Mr. Schuster? At every name Mr. Beardon said "Don't answer," and Maneese, with perspiration pouring off his face, looked at one and then at the other. Mr. Marron Very well; I would just as soon have your silence as your explanation. Donehty'a Ueicaso Asked For. Mr. Parker here arose and moved for Alderman Doughty's release on the grounds that "no evidence hcie given connects him withainformations, prosecutions or business transactions of the Bauder gang. I leave it to Mr. Marron. Mr. Marron I can't agree with you. Mr. Parker called Alderman Doughty's clerk, John Ecrsa, to invalidate Bender's testimony. In the course of his examina tion he was shown a receipt given to But terhoff, which admitted writing". Mr. Parker Was there any money passed be tween Doughty and Bender in your office? A. No, sir. Mr. Morrow Are you sure? A. Well I won't say no money was paid on tbe passage of the receipt. Mr. Parker What did you think of it, anv way? A. I knew that Bender wanted 75, and that 'Squire Donghty was to see Cassidy. Mr. Morrow Were you green enough to im agine that Butterhoff was getting that receipt fornothine? A lam not green, and I don't imagine. I don't know. Q. You drew the paper of settlement? A. Yet. Q, Didn't yon know what it contained? A. I tnongbt it was a protection to Butterhoff. Mr. Geschwiuder, who went bail for But terhoff, was sworn and said: Butterhoff was mv friend. When ho sent for me to go his bail we went to Alderman Doughty. I says "How is this? Can't wo set tle? Do you know Bender?" and he said be knew Bender very well, indeed. Alderman Doughty Sworn. The rest of Geschwinder's testimony was corroborative of ButterhofTs. Constable Hauten, attached to 'Squire Doughty's of fice, who said that Bender and the 'Squire were not chnmmy. Mr. Marron recalled John Ross, asking him, how came you to write "Laura" for a man's name in this re ceipt? A. I don't know. I wrote it just as it came. Mr. Parker, with a stately flourish of his white hand, waved Alderman Doughty to the stand. He was duly sworn. Mr. Parker What do you know of tbe In formation aud proceedings acainst Mr. Butter- boll? A. Wben Messrs. Gescbwinder and Butterhoff came to my office was the first I heard of tho matter. Butterhoff asked mo if I knew this Mr. no, I won't sav Mr. this fellow Bender. 1 replied that I had him ar retted once. 1 had not seen Bender for over a year. (Mr. Marron sneered.) No, nor I hadn't seen Bauder or his great detective agency lor over ayear and a half. We came out to the East End and saw Bender. He said he didn't know Butterhoff was a friend of mine, or he wuuiuo i nave iruuuieumm. xuere were otn ers in it, too, he raid. I said to Bender that Butterhoff was a friend of mine and I want to get him out of trouble. Bender said. 'You want to get me into trouble.' Well, we had a drink and agreed to meet the next day. When we met again I asked him what he'd take. lie Thonsht Bender Greedy. He said three others compelled him to push it. I told Mrs. Butterhoff that If she could fight she would be a fool to settle. So I took Bender down to Cassidy's in my buggy. I felt very delicate about broaching the subject to Cassidy. It was a peculiar case. I thought Bender creedy. I asked Cassidy w hat the costs were. He said he couldn't tell. Finally he said 15 would cover them, and Bender gave it to him. Then we went and had a drink, x gave Benderthe envelope with 60 in it, and he counted it, I wish to God I had taken the money back to Butterhoff Instead of giving it to Bender." Then ensued a wrangle between Mr. Mar ron and the Alderman. Mr. Marron Who put the meney in the en velope? A. I suppose I did. Q. Didn't you know it was extortion? A. No, I didn't. Yes, I did. I thought at the timb it was a gouge game, ana I think so yet. Q. And you saw S15 of your friend's money go to a brother Alderman when you knew that the fee bill was being violated? A. Yes. Costs differ. Q. It depends upon tho kind of Alderman,eh? Mr. Reardon Don't answer. Q. Did jou qualify Bender to this paper? (Showing the receipt.) A. Ires. Let mo see it. Mr. Marron uanus on. Alderman Doughty tried to eet the re ceipt into his hands, but Mr. Marron wrenched It from him, saying: "No you don't" It looked like an uppeil to blows lor Doughty was very much excited. Mr. Marron Why did you draw up that agreement? A I drew it up to keep tbe Ban der gang from gouging the neighborhood. I wanted to urotfet Butterhoff from hino-l,l,l Tbey were scooping tLcin in every two weeks regular. Q. Have you returned all your cases to court? A I decline to auswer. Wladlac Up Ike Cases. Mr. Parker Your Honor, all this testimony hows tnat'HquIrt Doughty acted limply as a good friend to Uulterhotf, to keep a neighbor outof trouble. I submit tbat"ho should be re iMsed. Mr. Marron Yonr Honor, the tactic have rbaHfsd. These people ar only opening their mtHiHn a far. Wander's oath baj been streacir kwatlsd if ikle leallmouy. r AWwwan Ualltm wee mora and ailmllttd CVnffrMrfal cm mtS iMtf t, " A TALK ON TRUSTS. I Dr. Gladden and Mr. Gnnton Debate About Them for One'Hour FOE THE BENEFIT OF CHAUTAUQUA The Former Gentleman Jumps Onto the Standard Oil Company AS TBE PAEENT OP ALL TRUSTS. Mr. Gnnton Mikes as Brare a Defense at One in His Place Could. Dr. Gladden, of Columbus, O., and Mr. George Gunton, of New York, the latter representing the Standard Oil Company, had a debate on trusts, at Chantauqua, yes terday. Despite a warning that Chautauqua is not a beer garden, there came near being another pretty lively time. tSrXCIAZ. TH.IOBA11 TO THI DISFATCII.l - CHAUTAtrQirA, August 1C There was a buzz of delight along the crpwded- benches' in the great amphitheater Saturday night when Bishop Vincent announced that a joint debate on trusts had been arranged between Dr. Washington Gladden, of Co lumbus, O., and Mr. George Gunton, of New York. During the evening of Saturday the lecture of Mr. Gunton in the morning in the Hall of Philosophy, the assault upon him made by Dr. Gladden afterward, and the following scene of turmoil aud angry wrangling which burst upon the quiet hall, formed the one topic. Everybody was in terested, and no one cared to leave Chautau qua if there was any prospect of the two men meeting in joint debate. The topic of trusts suddenly became one of absorbing interest People discussed It everywhere, and men grew violent arguing the question on piazzas of cottages and on the wide porch of the hotel. Chancellor and Bishop Vincent is AiT AXTI-TETJST MAS', but he is a fair-minded man. He was away at Canton, O., attending the funeral of Jacob Miller, when Mr. Gunton delivered his address. When he came back and learned what had occurred, he at once rati fied the arrangements which had been made for the joint debate. ' .-. Vice President James McGee, of -the Standard Oil Company, is ivgreat friend of Bishop Vincent, and isi a great Sunday school worker. It was Mr. McGee who sug gested the idea of Mr. Gnnton's coming to Chautauqua to speak in reply to Dr. Glad den. Mr. McGee conducted the Bible class here this afternoon. Dr. Gladden came over from Mayville to day, and it was fixed that each man should speak for 20 minutes at a time, aud then for 10 minutes, between 11 and 12 o'clock this morning. The big amphitheater was filled with people at 11 o'clock. They do things at unautauqua in a very informal and busi. wuuubwuvjuis a 44 I tJ JUlUllUtll illsli UU3I slike way. Prof. Flagler stopped play ; at 10:57 o'clock precisely. There was nesslike way ing A BUSH OF PEOPLE down the aisles and into the seats of the big amphitheater, and then George Vincent,son of Bishop Vincent,marched upon the speak ers' platform, followed by tbe debaters. Two mcn,-in the meantime, bad elevated into position on the rear of tbe platlorni, and high np wheri all Could, see it, a square blackboard. Thetlackbord was evidently for figures, and the andience applauded when they saw it. The debaters carried pamphlets under their arms, which were stuSed with loose papers. Both debaters looked cool and collected. They sat down and bowed stiffly at each other. George Vincent came to the railing of the platform and announced the debate, stating the argu ments and time under which the debaters would speak. Then he said: I hope there will be no discussion and display of feeling after the debate, snch as there was on baturday. Chautauqua is not a beer garden or a place for a ficbt between Kilkenny cats. Tho gentlemen who are to speak to you are men of reputation and ability as economists, and I trust you will listen to them cautiously and patiently. THE DEBATE BEGINS. The andience applauded this and then the debate began. Dr. Gladden spoke first, as he was the assailant. The debate was ex tremely interesting. Dr. Gladden spoke slowly, but with great heat. He denounced the Standard Oil Company as a concern that has as many aliases as a horse thief. He said that trusts, as corporations, did some good, but declared that their aim was to suppress competition, and that they were run by grasping and soulless men. He de clared that their purpose was to rob men, and that they had robbed men, and that the Standard Oil Company in particular was built on the colossal crime ot railroad re bates. He said that the price of refined oil, has not lallcn in the same proportion as crnde oil. He said that crude oil had been reduced in cost 83 per cent, and the cost of rebned oil, it likewise reduced, should be 4.01 cents per gallon, instead of 0.72 cents a gallon, as it now is. FOBMED TO MAKE MONEY. Mr. Gunton declared that trusts were un doubtedly formed to make money, and that was what all men were after. But men were to be judged by their deeds, and cot by what they would like to do. The trusts could not and did not advance ririces to an unreasonable extent, because if they did the capital of the world would flow into compe tition with them in the first place, and pub lic sentiment would enact laws which would run their business in the second place. The facts were that since the formation of the big trusts the prices of their commodities had steadily, decreased, and in a much greaterratio. Then Mr. Gunton grew very excited as he denounced what he proved a vulgar arithmetical error on this point on the part of Dr. Gladden, in which was the pith of the entire discussion. Mr. Gunton said that fir. Gladden simply DISBEQABDES THE EULES of proportion, and that proportions were unlike.' Twenty-five per cent of 20, for in stance, is S, and 25 per cent of i is 1, but 1 is not 25 per cent of 5, as in his figures on tbe percentage of the cost, comparing the de creasing price ot tbe crude and the refined products. Dr. Gladden claimed that his arithmetic was all right Mr.,Guuton declared that it was simply immoral lor Dr. Gladden to go around as he did, denouncing trusts when he whs so wrong in his arithmetic and facts. Mr. Gunton jumped uround the platform, furiously waving his arms aud elevating his voice to a perfect shriek. His black hair became more tumbled than ever. Tbe strength of his language aroused consider able opposition nmoug the Chautauquans, and a good many of them did not like it Dr. Gladden made a plea for a tribunal in each State to limit trusts, and &ir. Gun ton told the Chautauquans to beware how tbey created a new court to tell people what they should eat and what they should wear, bated on the ministerial arithmetic that two equaled zero and that zero equaled two. lie declared that Dr. Gladden! tri bunal would bo a monstrous evil. A Bold Diamond Thief Arrested. Kansas City, August 20. tlurry Dis ney, a gambler, was arrested to-day charged with tho theft of $1,000 worth of diamonds front the Jewelry store of P. Allman ceatly. Abe thsfl will be remembered ak a bold one, having occurred lu bread jlay llfht, en ttte amt erewdtd street ofitM HIT. a CONGBESS IN 00T0BEE. Almost Positive Information That An Extra Session Will Begin on the 31st of That Month The Tariff to be Taken Up Before December. rarxciAi. txlxqbaiito thz dispatch. "Washington, August 26. "Whether Representative Owen, of Indiana, was com missioned by President Harrison to convey to the public the information that an extra session of Congress will be called in October is not known, but it looks very much that way, as Mr. Owen came direct from Deer Park to-day, and gave this news to the pub lic. It is probably anthentic. Mr. Owen is a clergyman, and has a good reputation for veracity. He is a warm friend of the Presi dent, and was doubtless given the news with the purpose of having it go out to the public and set at rest the queries in regard to the called session. It i, however, nearly con firmatory of what has been generally looked upon as true. , The extra session will, under the present arrangement, be called for the 21st of Octo ber. The President has learned that before that date all of tbe returns of the elections iu the new States will be in, and the new Representatives and Senators have time to re.acK.ths capital. , .At the extra session the first move will, of course, be to elect a Speaker. Then two or three weeks will be spent in the formation of committees, and it is probable that little else will be accom plished than to organize the House previous to the beginning ot the regular session on the first Monday of December. The extra session will have to be called for a specific purpose, which will probably be the question of the tariff, but until the committees are appointed not a step can be taken to prepare a bill, and to prepare a tariff bill will require weeks, if not months. The tariff bill passed by tbe Senate at the last session was not acceptable to many of the Republicans ot the House, and while it will be ot great assistance in the prepara tion of a new bill, much time will be required to perfect it It is, therefore, improbable that anything will be done with the tariff at the called session, or that more will be accomplished than an organization. This will involve a report of new rules trom the Committee on Rules, and discussion of these will probably occupy all of November after the announcement of the committees. This semi official announcement of the extra session 'will have the effect to hasten the calling to the capital of many members of Congress, especially the candidates for Speaker. McKmley is expected next week, and Reed and Cannon and the others will speedily follow. 0XCE MOEE TO A PRISON CELL. Editor O'Brien and Ills Colleacne Acaln Sentenced to Confinement. Dublin, August 26. The trial at Clona kilty of Mr. "Win. O'Brien and Mr. James Gilhooly, members of Parliament for Connty Cork, who were charged with heading a Nationalist meeting which had been pro claimed by the Government, was concluded to-day, resulting in the conviction of the de fendants. Mr. O'Brien was sentenced to two months' imprisonment and Mr. Gilhooly to six weeks' imprisonment, withonthard labor. Upon the expiration of their sentences they will be asked to give bonds to keep the peace for six months. In the event of their refusing to give tbe required bonds they will be sentenced to two months' additional im prisonmnent. , After sentence had been pronounced they were taken under a military escort to Cork jail. Upon leaving the court room they were cheered enthusiastically by the crowd that was waiting outside, and at the jail thev were given a similar greeting. Mr. O'Brien declined to appeal. Mr. Gilhooly appealed, and was subsequently released on bail. SOMETHIKG OP A STDMER. A Department Messenger With a Gall to be Admired. rSriCIAI. TELXOBAM TO TUB DISPATCIZ.1 "Washington, August 20. Mr. Brown is the messenger of the Secretary of the Treasury. He is an old employe, and has learned so many of the ways of the office that he is allowed to open telegrams and letters himself, and distribute them to the various 'persons who have charge of the sub jects to which they refer. This morning he opened a considerable portion of the mail addressed to Secretary "Windom, and also a number of telegrams. One of the latter was an offer of bonds at 51 28 which was lower than recent offers, that conld not be accepted on account of the heavy premium asked. Mr. Brown carried this telegram to Assist ant Secretary Batcheller, laid it on the desk before him, and remarked, seriously and with great dignity: "At last there is an offer of bonds which we can accept" As Mr. Batcheller is yet new In his office, this was a stunner, coming from a messenger, bnt he soon recovered, and now tells the story with much'enjoyment WELCK OX THE KAIL A Train T.oadcd With Grand Army Veterans Meets With Disaster. Stbeatob, Iivl , Augnst 26. The vesti bule train on the Santa Fe route running between Kansas City and Chicago met with a serions accidont at' Kinsman, a small station about 15 miles north of here, at 8 o'clock this morning. The train was heavily loaded with Grand Army veterans and their friends, bound for the Milwaukee encampment, and consisted of several extra coaches. By the spreading of life rails three coaches, two Pullman sleepers and the dining car were thrown from the track and down a steep embankment a distance of probably 40 feet. In all about 50 persons were hurt, and it is reported that three of them have since died, although the railroad authorities are endeavoring to suppress the news. One of those reported to be dead is Mrs. George Peters, of Emporia, Ivans. 3IILITAU1 IN KEADINESS. All Iiondon Alarmed br the Spread of the Dock Strike. Xondon. August 26. The strike of Jhe dock laborers is gaining new adherents hourly. Eight thousand sailors and firemen and 2,500 dockmen at Isle of Dogs, where several large docks are located, have gone out The authorities have become appre hensive of atroublc and are holding the military in readiness to suppress an out break should it occur. A conlerence took place to-day between the dock managers and delegates from tbe striking laborers, but it was without resnlt. In consequence of the strike thousands of tons of mutton are rotting, it being im possible to find men to handle the stock. WANTED JN TWO PLACES. The State Fair lias to Decide Between York nadliehlsh Counties. (SriCtAI. TILXORAM TO THK DISrATCIT.J Habbisburo, August 20. The York and Lehigh Agricultural Societies both want tbe State Fair to be held iu connection with their exhibitions, and the State Agricultur al Society It undecided whether to go to York or Allentown. Several members of the society went to Allentown to-div and to-morrow they will visit York. On Wednesday tbey will meet at William' Grove and determine whlofa of the two plwectHty will nisei. A IAD WOMAN'S ACT. The Wife of a Well-Known New York Lawyer Fatally Stabs Her Nurse' IN AN ATLANTIC CITY COTTAGE. Mrs. Eobert Hamilton Attacks Her Hus band With a Mexican Dagger. . MART DONNELLY EECEITES THE BLOW. Terribly Ingle End or a Host Thrilling Eomance In Seal Life. A poor nurse who tried to act as peace maker between a quarreling man and wife, at Atlantic City, yesterday noon, became the object of the wife's rage and was proba bly fatally stabbed by , her. The story is the tragic end of a romance in real life. ISriCIALTELXQItAltTO TUX DISFATCH.l Atlantic Citt, N. J., August 26. As the guests were gathering about the dining tables at the fashionable Noll Cottage, on Tennessee avenne, at noon to-day, the cries of a woman and the Smashing of l'urnituie on the second floor terrorized the neighbor hood and attracted a large and excited crowd of .men and women. One of the waiters who had the courage to run in the direction of the noise rushed to the second floor and kicked in the door leading to the private apartments of Mk'and Mrs. Robert Bay Hamiltonof New York City. The picture was a tragic one. A hand some man with clean-cut features and eagle eye was standing in the middle of the ele gantly tnrnished room, with his wife, a wicked looking blonde, desperately strug gling in his arms for release. She held A. BLOOD-STAINED daggeb in her right hand. A good-looking Irish woman lay stretched npon the floor in a pool of blood, and a 6-months-old baby was seated on a bed. These were the only wit nesses of what had happened. The man was Robert Rav Hamilton; tbe desperate looking woman was his wife; the infant was their only child, and the victim who lay npon the floor with an ugly gosh in her abdomen, was Mary Donnelly, the wet nurse, who has been with the couple for over a year. The latter was still alive, but the doctors have little hopes of her re covery. The story of the affray and the people con nected with it is a sensational one. Robert Ray Hamilton, who was for eight years a member of tbe New York Legislature from the Murray Hilljdistrict, New York City, is a son of General Schuyler Hamilton, one of the leaders of New Yo'rk's "four hundred," a grandson of John C. Hamilton and a great grandson of Alexander Hamilton, who was killed in a duel with Aaron Burr. ALSO AN AUTHOR. ' He is also the author of the "Life of Alexander Hamilton," one of the standard works of 1865. He is a leader of the New York bar, andhas an endowment of. $18,000 a year, which he spends lavishly upon him self and friends. The story of his courtship and marriage is as romantic as the story of to-day's trage dy. Hamilton was for many years a lion in New York social circles", but, like many of his associates, he,be,came addicted to a fast life, and was soon infatuated with a woman traveling the same roud as himself, and who will doubtless in a few hours be a mur deress. She was for many years one Of the queens among her class in New York City, and it is said many a young blood squan dered a tortune on ner oetore she captured Hamilton, whom she married for his love and his fortune. mabbied and disowned. Hamilton is about 37 years of age. and his wife is abont ten years his junior, and a hopeless victim of the morphine habit About two years ago they were clandestinely married in New York, and when this be came known be was ostracized by tbe "Four Hundred," as well as his own parents. After his marriage he lived with his wife, at 117 "West Fifteenth streetnear Brondway. Although an outcast he had an immense fortune, and after standing it as long as possible in New York, six months ago he took his wife and 2-months-olu child and Mary Donnelly, tbe nurse, to Southern Cali fornia, with the intention of locating perma nently in the West He returned disgusted, and temporarily located in Atlantic City, two weeks ago. Mrs. Hamilton's display of diamoncfc and gorgeousness of attire at this shore has created a sensation for several days past. To-night the officers of Atlantic City are searching for the tbier .who stole $2,000 worth ot diamonds from the room in which the tragedy occurred, during the excitement this afternoon. The authorities and pawn brokers throughout the country have also been notified of the robbery. STOBT OF THE TBAGEDY. The story of the tragedy of to-day, which will probably end in a trial for murder, is as follows: Joshua Mann, of No. Ill West Fifteeenth street. New York, is an old lover of Mrs. Hamilton's. He followed the couple to California and back. A lew days ago the irate husband, who did not know Mann, saw mm in Atlantic City, and re membering having seen him in New York, ahn at nearly ever; point in his six months' sojourn throughout the "West, kept a close watch on him. Last night Mann met Mrs. Hamilton atone of the beer gardens here. Hamilton had them watched, but said noth ing until to-day, when she said she was going to New York City, but would return in a lew days. It was then that Hamilton's terrible temper overcame him, and, grasping her by the neck he said: "You are my wife, and yon remain here. Let Josh Mann'take care of himself." THE NURSE KILLED. The name of her lover astounded her. She became desperate, ran to the bureau, picked up a Mexican dagger, and made a lunge at her husband. He grappled with her and pushed her over a chair. The nurse, Mary Donnelly, hearing the noise, and hav ing h:id to separate them several times be fore to prevent bloodshed, rushed into the room. The wife no sooner saw her than she dashed at her with the dagger raised, and hissing the words between her teeth: "You she devil, you are the cause of this. Yon'lt never lie about me again," plunged the weapon into the poor woman and felled her to the floor. Hamilton and his wife are both :n custody and the excitement in this city to-night over tbe affair is intense. ROMANCE AND BUSINESS COMBINED. A Youdh Irftdr. Tabes a Philosophic View or Parachute Jamping. rsrXCIAI. TILECKAM TO TUX DISPATCS.I Habtfobd, Conn., Augnst 26. Miss Alice G. Burnham was the pretty girl of East Hartford who married Edwin J. Northup, of Keokuk, 111., the cowboy aeronaut, at New Haven, on Wednesday last. At Savin Bock, on the Sound, on July 25, Northup made his first jump. Miss Burnham, who saw tbe jump, sought au introduction to him and expressed her ad miration of his daring. Northup proposed a week afterward, and was accepted. .On the day before the second jump at the rock they were engaged. rjy Mrs. Northup looks at the profession of parachute jumping lu a business light She Is 30 yean old and the daughter of wall known farmer ia Saet Hartford. ALL KYKS i)N DAT1&KS& ; Tho Convention That Assembles Therefe Dny the largest Ever Held In tboP State A Terr Mvely Fisht V for the Chief Nomina tion Campbell Abend. rsrzcTAi, txlxgkah to Tni dispatch l Dayton, August 26. The Ohio Demo crats are ponring'into this city and all indi cations point to the largest convention ever held in Buckeyedom. The great fight in the convention will be on the tariff issue. The Democrats "who have not gone datt on tariff reform will all support the Hon. James E. Campbell, of Butler county, for Governor, while the rabid free traders favor the Hon. Lawrence T. Neal, of Boss, or Virgil P. Kl'ne, of Cuyahoga. The candi dates are on the ground and are working hard fcr the nomination. Hon. M. D. Harter, the man selected for temporary chairman, threatens to deliver a free trade oration and some of the Demo crats are Indignant over this fact, as the Chairman of the convention is expected to sound the keynote of the campaign. He will be deposed to-morrow, and so will not have a chance to inflict his free trade rot on a long-suffering community. There are seven State officers to bn elected on Novem ber 5. as follows: Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Supreme Judge, Attorney Gen eral, Clerk of Supreme Court, School Com missioner and Member of the Board of Public Works. Ex-Congressman James E. Campbell still leads for Governor, and it looks now as though he would be nominated on the first ballot 'A careful poll of the counties show that he has 473 votes; Neal, 218, and Kline, 97. There are 787 votes iu the convention; necessary to a choice 394. Of course these figures may be materially changed before the balloting begins on Wednesday after noon, as "politics am mighty onsartin," but the outlook is now that Campbell will win. The city is illuminated to-night by natural gas much to the delight of visitors who have never seen this illumination before. THE TH1KD PARTY CONVENTION. Ita Preliminaries to Brain at Harrlabnrx To-IVIorrotv Afternoon. rsrzciAi. telxobak to the dispatcit.1 Habbisbubg, August 26. The third party Prohibitionists will begin tbe pre liminaries of their State Convention Wedneeday afternoon, when the Executive Committee will meet in the rooms of the Y. M. C. A. In the evening the State Com mittee will convene at the same place. Simultaneously with this meeting, a demon stration will be held in the Court House or outside of it, which will be addressed by several prominent prohibition speakers. After the convention on Wednesday, a mas3 meeting will be held in the Opera House, to be addressed by Prof. Samuel Dickie, Chairman of the Prohibition National Com mittee, and J. W. Nichols, ot Illinois, and others. The State Convention will meet at9 o'clock for devotional exercises, aud an hour after ward Acting Chairman Stevens will call it to order for business in the absence of Chair man Barker, who is ill. The Chairman has engaged rooms at the Bolton Honse, at which place credentials will be received to morrow evening. Indications do not favor a very large convention. DALZELL HAY BrI .CALLED IS To Assist Counsel In tho Washington Elec tric IJcht Company's Fiaht. rSTECIAL TELEORAM TO TUXtHSrATCH. J Washington, Angust 26. Mr. James Humbert and Mr. Caleb H. Jackson, of Pittsburg, were here to-day to confer with the local members of the Electric Power and Heat Company, relative to the prepar ations for introducing the Westinghouse system of incandescent lighting into the northeastern section of the city, in accord ance with the contract recently made with the District Commissioners. A meeting was held at Willard's Hotel and the ground quite thoroughly gone over. C. C. Lancaster, Representative Randall's son-in-law, and the local counsel of the com pany, made a statement in regard to the in junction asked for by the gas company. It is possible it may be decided to employ other counsel to assise Air. .Lancaster in fighting tbe injunction, and in case it be de cided to do so, Hon. John Dalzellwill prob ably be called upon. A DELIBERATE SUICIDE. DrncBiarBnckholtz Takes Ether and Stabs Hbnsajf With a Penknife. rsrxciAi. txlxgbax to the DisrATcn.1 Elizabeth, N J., Angust 26. Charles Buckholtz, a well-known druggist of this city, where he has been in business 20 years, deliberately killed himself this afternoon at his father's house, 333 Elizabeth avenne, by first dosing himself with ether so as to dead en any pain and then drove his penknife to the hilt in his right temple. He was discov ered by his mother, sitting in an armchair in bis room, his feet elevated on the edge of a dressing case, on which stood a loos ing glass. The knife, besmeared with blood, was laying beside bim on the chair. He had been dead some time. Mrs. Buck holtz fainted at tbe startling sight. Druggist Buckholtz has long been a great sufferer from gastritis, and, it is believed, took hisMifc while laboring under a tempo rary aberration of mind, caused by his disease. He was a widower and leaves' one child, a girl aged 10. FOUND IN FITTING COMPANY. Discovery ot a Bnttleflaa- Captured at Hanover Coart House. tSFECTAt. TELIGKAM TO TUB DISFATCII.1 Boston, Angust 26. A flag captured by the Ninth Massachusetts regiment on the battlefield of Hanover Court House, May 27, 1862, from a Tennessee regiment, and sent to the late ex-Mayor Wightman, then mayor of Boston, was tound in an old vault in the city hall, to-day. It is of beantitul silk, with white and crimson bars, with a large white star op a blue field. It is in scribed "Cleveland Guards," in magenta wmught text letters across the bars. The flag, since its 27 years' sojourn in the strong room in the basement of City Hall, has had fitting company in the presence of sister flags captured from the men of the Confederacy. One of these latter is a large Confederate flag captured by General But ler in bis New Orleans campaign, on tbe Mississippi, and sent to Boston. Another is a Confederate pennant, captured with a blockade runner off North Carolina. SCOTT'S MINES TO SHUT DOWN. They Will Not be Operated Until They Can be Made to Vaj. Spring Valley, III., August 26. Mr. Scott, of Pennsylvania, telegraphed Man ager Devlin to-day to discharge all employes of Spring Valley Coal Company who were not absolutely needed to run the mine, and to prepare for a general shut-down of six months or a year. He says they will never I UU UJJCDCU H4I1U 14 UlBf UUJUUt WO VjJCUtU on a paying basis. This means practically the depopulation of the town. Many of tbe miners have al ready left The Chicago and Northwestern lUllroad has closed down its Spring Valley branch and discharged all men at this end of the lis. MTTLEJ01 LIFE, viTi . pbix Imprisonerl Suspects Arraigned for the HOBBIBLE CKONIN MDEDEE. Each Individual Makes a Demand for a Separate Trial. KDSZE IS EATflER TOO IHHOCEHT. He Was Never Even Aware of the Irish Doc tor's Existence. ATTACK ON WOODBBFFS CONFESSIONS The six men charged with the murder of Dr. Cronin were placed on trial yesterday. A plea was entered for a separate hearing in each case. Arguments on this point will be heard Wednesday, but the decision will be in the negative. The prisoners are defended by the best legal talent obtainable. rsrxciAi. txliobak to thx dispatch.! Chicago. Augnst 26. The trial o f the six men indicted for the murder of Dr. Patrick H. Cronin began in the Criminal Court building to-day. The first session of the court lasted just two hours and a half. Then , an adjournment was taken until Wednesday morning, when arguments for a separate trial for each of tbe defendants will be made. It is not thought that Judge McCounell will grant the request of the prisoners. The preliminary motions and arguments may last until Friday. The work of impan eling a jury will begin Monday. Then the trial, which will in all probability be one of the most sensational in the criminal history of the city, will begin in earnest The post ponement which the State prayed for to-day was a surprise to the detense. It had been thought that the public prosecutor was ready and anxious to proceed with the trial. SPABBING FOB TIME. After the affidavits ot the prisoners and their lawyers had been read in which they set forth their reasons why separate trials shonld be granted State's Attorney Long enecker arose and declared that the docu ments were a surprise to him. aud in view of this fact asked the Court for a week in which to examine them. Judge McConnclI smiled increduously. The effort to soar for time amused him. Attorney Forrest was npon his feet in an instant "I object," he roared, as he pushed his way among the lawyers and stood before the desk of the Court "We stand here ready for trial," he exclaimed, "and we ask for no continuance." Then Mr. Forrest sailed into the public prosecutor in vehement manner. He charged the public prosecutor w;th pretty nearly everything from a subtle evasion of the law to nnprolessional conduct He de clared among other things that the names of scores of witnesses before the grand jury bad been withheld from the hacks of the in dictments in violation of the law on this , subject, and that the State's Attorney had advised Burke to discharge his attorney from Wisconsin. Mr. Longenecker smiled and stroked his beard. ANOTHEB BEASON. The Court was evidently on the point of ruling against the prosecutor when the lat ter again arose and admitted that the con tinuance he. had asked for was not solely for the purpose of studying the points in the affidavits. Jle was a sick man, he said, and physically unfit to go on with the case. It was the first time he had asked for a con tinuance. Attorney David thought that perhaps Mr. Longenecker,being so serionsly indisposed, might be sick for three weeks or more. The public prosecutor thought not. Then Mr. Forrest became facetious; While he recognized the great worth of Mr. Longenecker, he thought the State's case would be well taken care of during the temporary trouble through which the prose cutor was passing, by such lawyers as Mills, Hynes and Ingham. Everybody knew the force of these men, and with the whole pub lic and detective forces ot the city and tbe Cheltenham beach lund behind them, the State could not get much the worst of it for a few days at least. The prosecutor here had a violent par oxysm of coughing and bowed bis head, upon the table. Meantime Judge McCon nell had made np his mind. and when Slate's Attorney Longeneckergot through coughing he said he would listen to arguments on the affidavits to-morrow morning. He felt very sorry for Mr. Longenecker.'but thought it useless to waste another week when it was evident that the preliminary work could be 'done without active assistance of the States Attorney. This seemed satisfactory all around and the lawyers and spectators put on their coats and walked out in to the blistering sunshine. ALL TBIKD TOGETHER. Judge McConnells declaration that he de sired to clean up all the preliminary work this week is looked up as an indication that he will rule against the prisoners and that they will all be tried together. The' stuffy little court room was filled with spectators before the doors had been opened halfanhonr. Only three women were in the perspiring crowd. At 9:50 o'clock a woman dressed in a deep black traveling coat and wearing a blue veil over her face walked within the railing and sat down where she conld see the prisoners when they marched in. She was accompanied by a slender, bearded man who seemed intensely nervous. The woman was Mrs. Black, the mother of Woodruff, the confessor. Her escort was her husband, and the prisoner's stepfather. Five minu tes later the six prisoners tramped in single file into the room from tbe east entrance. Burke was the first to appear. Then came Woodruff, Coughlin, Beggs, O'Sullivan, and Kuuze in the order named. Burke was awkward and ill at ease. His face was flushed, and he fumbled an old straw hat in his lap like a bashful boy. Woodruff looked pale and sickly, his long confinement having bleached his face un pleasantly. His personaTppearance, how ever, has greatly improved since the day he was tound tramping around the' Twelfth street district with a horse which, it was thought, he had stolen. His hair was neatly brushed, and he wasMressed in a new black suit ot clothes. A MEEBY CON3PIBATOB. Big Dan Coughlin, who seems to be so deep in the conspiracy, was pale, too, but he was far merrier than the confessor. He never looked at Burke, but chatted abont almost constantly with Beggs, .who sat at his left The two men laughed and nodded to acquaintances in the crowd. Beggs is the best-looking man among the prisoners. To.dav he wore a neat-fitting; suit of clothes with a white lawn tie. His face is ruddy and full. He thinks that he will not be convicted, bnt there is good' reason for believing that the evidence against him is more terrible than that against any of his companions. Sallow-faced Patrick O'Sullivan did not look any more radiant because he wore a yellow tie. The ice man seems to appreci ate his peril: He scarcely spoke a word, during the time conrt was in session. Hisr eyes were almost constantly riveted on fata lawyers. Little John Kunze, who, it la Continued on Sixth Ibge.