Pittsburg dispatch. (Pittsburg [Pa.]) 1880-1923, September 10, 1889, Image 1

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The Court Says Intelligent Men
Will Be Taken in the
Cronin Trial.
It Does Kot Necessarily Bar Them
From Trying the Case.
Offlcrr Robinson Tells Only How He Ar
retted Two Men Before ibe Murder Was
Known Tbelr Suspicions Actions ot the
Carlson Cottage Cnptnln Wine Dis
charged the Prisoners It Is Believed
They Were Two oftbo Principals Who
Arc Now On Trial Tbc Offlcrr's Testi
mony Will be a fttronc Link In Ibe
Chain of Evidence Another Venire lias
Been Ordered A Sensational Scene at
the Carlson Cotlusre.
It is likely that the tactics will be changed
in procuring a jury to try the Cronin
suspects in Chicago. Judge McConnell
plainly said yesterday that a jury must
be obtained. A new venire was issued
last evening. A strong link in the chain
of evidence is now told for the first time
by Officer Kobinson.
Chicago, September 9. There was a
large crowd in Judge McConnell's court
room all day to-day to listen to the tiresome
questions and responses of lawyers and
talesmen. There was the usual craning of
necks when the prisoners tramped over the
bridge of sighs into the courtroom. A big
bailiff walked behind each ot the defend
ants. Little Kunze, the clown, wore a high
standing collar, which gave him much
trouble after he got well seated in his chair.
Bcggs still wore a white lawn tie around
his highly-polished collar. Court had
scarcely been called to order when the
drooping figure of Senator Kennedy, with
his long hair hanging in wads upon his fore
head, glided silently among the attorneys
for the defense.
Kennedy, who is defending Burke, has
been missing for the past three days. His
absence gave rise to the report that he had
dropped out of the case. It appears, how
ever, that the great man from the North
went home to get some rest. As he glided
into the court room he carried with him the
fragrance of the piney wood, and golden rod
of the prairies. He shook hands with
everybody, and then sat down. Five jt.n
utes later he had assumed his favorite atti
tude, which is indicative ot deep medita
tion. It took just four hours to examine the 25
jurors oi the seventh venire. Tne talesmen
were nearly all farmers. The eighth venire
was issued to-night. When court adjourned
at 4 o'clock but one talesman was held over.
Even Creighton, the fine looking young
fellow who has been held for the past five
days, was excused by mutual consent of the
attorneys because he had confessed to Judge
McConnell that he thonght he wouldn't
make a fair juror, owing to an opinion he
had once expressed as to the guilt of the
I prisoners.
Attorney Forrest conducted the weary
examination at both sessions of court. Tne
grim-looking lawyer dropped most of his
dilatory tactics, and pushed his inquiry
with great vigor. During the examination
he used up seven peremptory challenges in
behalf of Beggs, Burke and Kunze. This
was really the only progress made 'during
the dav.
The defense have now canceled 31 of their
100 peremptory challenges, while the State
has ued but 13. The only feature of the
inquiry to-day was the examination of 'Will
iam Bcynolds, Edward H. King, J. J.
Goodheart and John Morgan. In response
to a question Beynolds said: "I believe the
prisoners guilty, sir." King declared that
he believed them guilty individually and
collectively. Goodheart said he was satis
fied of their guilt, while Morgan replied
that he should not like to have a juror try
him who felt as he did toward the prisoners
at the bar.
These four frank announcements aroused
the prisoners from their newspapers. Burke
grinned contemptuously, but the rest of his
colleagues were painfully solemn. Mr.
Forrest will resume his examination of
talesmen in the morning.
After the Court had overruled challenges
for cause in several cases, Judge McCocnell
"I want to say a word to gentlemen on
both sides in reference to the line of chal
lenge. As I understand the law and I
think I have taken it from a very bizh au
thority and from rules of practice well ap
proved in the early selections of a jury in
a case which has been very much discussed
nnd very much published in the news
papers, as this has, and concerning which
the Sheriffs summoning officers have gone
to nearly all parts of the county and sum
moned nearly all classes and conditions of
society, if it becomes apparent that an
ideal or a perfect jury cannot be secured;
that is, a jury which has not formed any im
pressions upon the matter, then the Court
must take the next best jury that can be
found, so long as it is a legal jury.
"So, while great liberality will be per
mitted, such as this Court has permitted in
this case in the early impanneling of the
jury, necessarily as the Court becomes con
vinced that it cannot be so liberal, that if it
were to continue the course no jury could
be impanneled, that liberality must be
limited. So whatever might, be the ordin
ary rules of law which govern the impan
neling of a jury ill an ordinary case, they
must bend to the exigencies of the case of
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the address
more public concern, otherwise the result
would necessarily follow that, in certain
cases, no jury could ever be impanneled.
Now, I mean to say by that, that where I
find that those opinions are simply founded
upon newspaper reading, and men come
here on whose intelligence and character
confidence can be placed, and the Court is
obliged to come to the conclusion that, from
what they say, they can fairly and impar
tially try the case on the law and evidence,
I shall not be so liberal as I have been. "We
have already consumed nine days in en
deavoring to impannel a jury."
Ilovr the First Evidence Was Discovered
The Story Only Told Now An Officer
Arrested Two Men Before tho
Murder Was Known.
Chicago, September 9. It seems that
althongh a great deal ot matter has been
published abont the Cronin murder, the
true story of the discovery of evidence at
the Carlson cottage has never been told
until now. It is also singular that the re
porters who were working on the case never
discovered that on the night of May 7, three
days after Dr. Cronin was killed, two men,
now supposed to have been Kuntz and
Cooney. were arrested and taken to the
Lakeview station and discharged in the
morning by Captain King. -
A local paper stated recently that there
was a certain Irish officer upon the Lake
view police lorce who was suspected of di
rect complication in the murder of Cronin.
Other such statements were presented by the
same paper in later issues. Finally the offi
cer determined to tell his story, which is
now made public for the first time, as fol
lows: THE orncEE's STOET.
Officer Isaac Robinson has been on the Lake
new force several years, and has always borne
a rood reputation. He is an Irishman by pa
rentage, but is not a member of any Irish se
cret society.
Robinson had the beat in which the cottage
was located and it was bis duty to patrol Ash
land avenue and the intersecting street for sev
eral blocks north and south of the Carlson
honse. At different times before the murder
Robmson noticed men goinginandontof the
cottage and noticed lights within it. He
thought the cottage was not occupied and
asked Carlson who the men were that went
Into it and why the lights were lighted. Carl
son told him that be had rented the place to
two men who .sometimes slept in tho cottage
and who expected to soon move in furniture
and commence housekeeping.
On the night of May 6, however, Robinson
saw a man crawling out of the basement of tho
cottage and accosted him. Robinson has never
seen Burke, but he believes that Bnrke was the
man who talked with him that evening. He
said that he and his brother were renting the
cottage and that he had been in the basement
simply to see if there- was not a good place
there to store somo old furniture. Robinson
was not satisfied ith the explanation, but he
did not think he was warranted in arresting
the man.
At 9 o'clock the next night, May 7, Robinson
turned the corner on Roscoe street and came
upon two men who were talking together in
the shadow of a little real estate office, 100
feet south of the Carlson cottage. They had
the door of the office open and were talking
about hiding something under Ithe floor. Rob
inson decided to make an effort to discover
who tbev were and what they were doing there.
One of them, who was shorter than the other,
spoke in broken English with a German accent
and said that they bad lost their way and
wanted to get down town. He said they were
painters and lived on the Westsidc.
Robinson asked them why they were stand
ing and talking on the corner if they wanted to
get down town, and why they did not ask some
one in the neighborhood and find ont the way.
Ttib tall man, v Lwl illh -xntURach And.
?poixe witn an iron accent, answered evasively,
and Robinson decided to arrest them. Just as
he started for the patrol box a man ran across
to them from the direction of P. O'Snllivan's
barn, and asked what Robmson was going to
do with the men. Robinson recocnized this
person as the man he had seen crawling from
the basement of the Carlson cottage, and told
him he was going to the station house, but the
stranger said to take him along. The man said
no more when he saw that the officer recog
nized him. Robinson went to the station with
the two men, and they were questioned by
Captain "Wine They gave their names and
supposed addresses, and repeated the story
they had previously told to Robinson.
acalnst them on the books, consequently the
officer did not remember the names they gave.
They were taken down stairs, kept In custody
until morning and then released by Captain
Wine's orders.
"What the use of sending them to the Bride-
well to cost the citv of Lakeview 25 cents a
day?" said Captain Wing to Robinson.
The two men thus discharged, it is now be
lieved by Officer Robinson, were Kuntz and
Cooney. Their description answers that of the
two suspects very closely. At the time of their
arrest it was not believed that Dr Cronin had
been murdered, it being supposed that he had
left the city of his own accord. Two nights
later Robinson says he saw one of the men he
had arrested coming out of the cottage after
midnight. He did not accost him, because he
considered that he had been rebuked by Cap
tain Wing when he discharged the prisoners.
Robinson talked with the neighbors about the
goings-on in the cottage, and concluded that
there must have been a crime committed there.
He told Carlson of bis suspicions, and young
Carlson went into the cottaireand fonnd th
blood stains.
The thought that Cronin had probably been
killed in tb'e place sugcested itself to Robinson,
and he told Captain Wing of his suspicions.
Captain Wing listened to his story, but did
Robinson learned more about the strange oc
cupants of the cottage, and again spoko to Can
tain Wing.
Three times in succession the officer claims to
have told Wing of his belief that Cronin was
killed In the cottage, but nothing was done
until the week after Cronin's body was found.
Lieutenant Scheuttler was then sent for from
the Laraabee street station to Lakeview, and
while talking to Captain Wing learned ot Offi
cer Robinson's suspicions. Scheuttler went to
the cottage and examined tho blood stains, and
satisfied himself that the murder had been,
committed there. Robinson has not as yet
been summoned as a witness by tho State.
An Attorney for tho Defense Obtains
Blood-Stained Flooring-.
Chicago, September 9. A sensational
affair in connection with the Cronin trial
occurred this evening in the noted Carlson
cottage. About 5 o'clock Mr. Forrest, one
of the attorneys for the defendants, drove up
to the cottage, accompanied by three other
men, and after paying the usual admission
fee, entered with his companions. The only
inmates of the cottage at the time
were Mr. and Mrs. Iangren, the
son-in-law and daughter of the old
Carlson couple. They showed the
visitors about the interior. Lawyer Forrest
asked Ijingren to show him where O'Sulli
van, the ice man, resided, and Iiindgren
accommodatingly took him to a window in
the end of the house and described the
While the pair were thus engaged, For
rest's companions jumped over the railing
around the blood stains, and with sharp
tools rapidly cut out such portions of the
flooring and walls as they wanted. Lind
gren turned, saw them and after endeavor
ing in vain to make them desist, shouted
for aid.
Old man Carlson came rushing in with
a cocked revolver, but Forrest's companions
were ready for such an emergency, and dis
armed him. The party then entered their
carriage, and drove back to the, city with
the blood-stained wood.
Dlore nonorn for Edison.
Paeis, September 9 The municipal
authorities gave a banquet this evening in
honor of Mr. Thomas A. Edison. The affair
was a brilliant success.
Views of Republican aad Democratic
Lenders The Effect of Fornker's
Home Rale Policy It is Not
Likely to Hnrt Him.
Columbus, O., September 9. James E.
Neal, Chairman of the Democratic State
Executive Committee, arrived to-day, and
formally took charge of the interests of the
Ohio Democracy. When asked concerning
Mr. Campbell's prospects he said they were
encouraging, and that a vigorous fight
would be made for his election. The dis
sension among the colored voters would
have a telling effect against Foraker.
"What do you think of Mr. Campbell's
running qualities as compared with Bishop,
Hoadiey and other like men, who have led
the Ohio Democrats to victory in previous
"Well, I think Mr. Campbell ag a cam
paigner is equal, if not superior, to either of
the gentlemen referred to," Mr. Heal re
plied, "and the Democrats have every
reason to hope for success. The home rule
principle of the Ohio Democracy is going
to receive strong indorsement, and Foraker
is going to be rebuked in every city where
his boards have existed."
General A. L. Conger, Chairman of the
Republican State Committee, also came in
to-day to make preliminary arrangements
for the campaign. Asked as to the pros
pects, he said: "I think that they are all
that could be desired. Of course the cam
paign has just been opened, and we cannot
tell what developments may bring forth.
But at present the outlook throughout the
State is very bright indeed."
As to the convention ot colored voters
which convenes at Toledo to-morrow, he
thought it would have no telling effect on
the Republican cause. Campbell, as a can
didate, compared with Hoadiey, Bishop and
other Democratio candidates, is estimated
by General Conger as a much weaker can
didate than Hotdley was. Hoadiey had
many points of strength not possessed by
Campbell, and fhe latter can never be as
good an opponeat to Foraker. Campbell's
nomination had created no enthusiasm at
all in the northern part of the State.
The Democrats, General Conger said,
were losing ground because of their free
trade policy, aad the alleged usurpation of
home rule by Governor Foraker would not
injure him in the least.
Torriblo fate of borne Employes In a Rag
and Paper Warehouse Fire Forces
Them to Jump FromThird and
Fonrtii-blory Windows.
Albany, N. Y., September 9. P. J.
McArdle's large rag and general paper
stock warehouse was totally destroyed by
fire this afternoon. The origin of the fire
was due to spontaneous combustion of a pile
of rags in the third story. So quickly did
the fire spread through the grease-saturated
building that the employes, consisting of
some 14 women and girls at work in the
sorting room and ten men and boys in the
office or about the building, were forced to
jump for their lives. The majority leaped
to the root of a neighboring house and es
caped. Carrie Swartz? who weighs over 200
pounds, jumped into the yard and crashed
through the roof of an outhouse, breaking
her arm, several ribs and sustaining in
ternal injuries. Mrs. Ellen Mack jumped
from the iourth story a distance of 70 feet,
and fell upon a pile of scrap iron. She
fractured her left wrist and received numer
ous cuts about the face and head, beside
severe burns. Her condition is critical.
-ltrcharCteramTne7aTBooKt'eepJr,16sthis life".
He went to the top of the building just be
fore the fire began, and his escape was cut
off. In his endeavor to avoid the flames he
fell through the shaft and was badly cut
and bruised, but the inhalation ot the
flames was the direct cause of his deash.
Mrs. Ellen Frank, who jumped from the
fourth floor, and Mrs. Ellen McShane, who
fell through the elevator shait, sustained
fractures of the limbs and severe bruises,
but not necessarily fatal injuries. Several
others received severe injuries. Loss about
$80,000; insured.
The Missing Allcsheny City Merchant Slay
Have Been Browned.
New Yoek, September 9. Gus L. Otter
son, a dealer in wall paper in Allegheny
City, has been missing since August IS.
He came to New York on August 14, on
business, and intended to go home by the
wav of Philadelphia. He was last seen at
the Hotel jEoyal on the 15th, where he
dined with two ladies from Allegheny City.
Henry Smith, of that city, reported the
case to the police to-day.
This morning the body of a man answer
ing Otterson's description, in part, was
found in the North river, at the foot of
West Tenth street. The body was taken to
the morgue, and has not yet been identified.
Fivo Persons Arrested for Being Connected
With the Encounter.
St. Louis, September 9. About 11
o'clock this morning Detectives Bnrke and
Fitzgerald arrested Thomas Kelly, Edward
Kelly, Thomas Allen, Dan Daly and
Archie Flint, on complaint of Sheriff Jesse
P. Crume, of Troy, Lincoln county, Mo.
The men are charged with being fugitives
from justice. All gave bond and were re
leased. This is the outcome of the Kellyt-Daly
prize fight, which took place about two
years ago near Foley, Mo., between Dan
Daly and Ed Kelly for the middle-weight
championship ot Missouri, in which Kelly
was beaten.
The Origin of the War Between Races at
New Castle, Delaware.
Wilmington, Dee., September 9.
Four arrests were made this morning of al
leged "American" participants in Saturday
night's not at JNew Castle, and warrants
for eight more rioters have been issued.
Hawkins, one of the injnred men, is in jail
under treatment. Owen Kavauagh, who
was stabbed seriously, is in a bad way.
The identity of the man who killed Jauv
nosky has not been established.
There were 140 Poles and Slayacks em
ployed at the Tasker works, and the feel
ing of the other workmen had been embit
tered at the start by the fact that the Hun
garians were introduced to take the place
of men on strike.
It Burst In Pieces and Did Abont 815,000
Worth of Damage.
Haeeisbueo, September 9. A flywheel,
30 feet in diameter and weighing 60 tons,
burst at the Pennsylvania Steel Works to
day and was torn into fragments. A piece of
the iron struck a four-inch steam pipe 50
feet away, and broke it in many pieces.
Another, 8 or 10 feet long and 4 by 10 inches
thick, struck in front of a man aud imbedded
itself in an upright position. Fifty men
were working in the vicinity of the wreck,
and yet none were hurt.
The loss by the accident is estimated at
from flO.000 to 515,000.
- i - - - .
Eully 5,000 of Them Already
Gathered on Gettysburg's' Field,
Arrival of the Pittsburg Hosts all Eight
Last Evening.
And There is Eiery Indication of the Grandest Be
union Since tho War.
To-morrow and next day, both known as
4 "Pennsylvania Day" at Gettysburg, prom
ise the most impressive of all the reunions
of veterans since the war. Pittsburg looms
ud in great shape on the old battlefield
Gettysbueo, September 9. Camp
Samuel Harper is in its glory to
night. AH day long veterans from
the Eastern and Central portions oi
the State have been marching from the
depots to camp. In the evening General
Meade Post Nos. 1 and 2, of Philadelphia,
arrived with full ranks, and -the Baltimore
and Ohio brought the G. A. B. men from
Pittsburg and the neighborhood, by con
siderably the largest representation from
the Western portion of the State ever in
attendance here.
Some idea of the largely increased at
tendance of comrades over any of the past
encampments can be gleaned from the fol
lowing figures, taken from a list furnished
by Department Commander Stevens and
Adjutant General McCormick.
Of the Philadelphia posts. No. 1 has 75 men.
No. 2 has 6a No. 51 has 180, No. 71 has 6(and
No. 65 has 80. Post 11, Norristown, has 90;Post
214, Huntingdon. 150; Post 118, Columbia 150;
Post 415, Mechanicsburg. 100; PostZ28,MarEita,
70; Post 217, Easton. 110; Post 151, Pitts urg,
90; Post 157, Pittsburg, 140; Post 12, Roxtoro.
140, and Post 64, Williamiport, 100. '
Quite a number of the posts have their
post cannons along, which furnish oie of
the many ways of keeping things liver. fo
far this camp has been decidedly orderl' aid
quiet. After the taps, which sound it 11
o'clock,many of the comrades begin to fqljf6
discomforts of age, and the younger Bd
more vivacious seem to recognize- ct
and allow them their rest. The town has
been filling up very rapidly all dayand
the trains on both roads came in crowdd.
The Philadelphia party via the iilti
more and Ohio got in some time alter ark,
closely followed by a large Pittsburion
tingent. Colonel Bpnnaffon andlhis
assistants, Captain Ram bo and len
tenant Dougherty and Bugler McFartdd,
nave been kept quite bnsy to-day at fead
quarters, dispatching business prelimiary
to the great event of Thursday, fcief
Marshal Gregg arrived this evening, did
General Gobin and Colonel Ricketts, tiie
Commission. The other two marchii col
umns, Taylor and Nicholson, got ii this
A business meetiug of the comnision
will take place this evening, and a niot'r
of monuments will be inspected to-mcrar.
A feature of theG. A. H. encampmat?-J
morrow night wjll be a display ot hre
costing 5500. "
An Associated Press dispatch adds: Ptnn'
svlvania Day is beginning to loom up l
gigantic proportions. Every train bring!
itatovnna nn( ctronmaM anrt nw TlinMrAi
i.ibiaii3 uuu sktuuf,vid. uuu ujr A.uuiouiiji
the number will probably reach 0,000. The
State Monument 'Commissioners have 'as-'
sumed charge of the preparations for the ex
ercises on the 12th. To-morrow they will
inspect all of the monuments that are in
position, and finally pass upon them.
Captain Samuel Harper, of the G. A R..
has been exceedingly lively to-day. Post
alter post has arrived, principally lrom the
interior of the State, until about 175 are
represented, numbering 5,000 men. The
weather has settled, and tent life is being
enjoyed to the utmost.
To-night dress parade was held on the
regular ground. To-night train after train
has been steaming into the town and empty
ing its load of veterans and sight-seers into
the crowded streets.
Tho Old Soldiers Will Go to Gettysburg In
Lame Numbers. V
Haeeisbueo. September 9. At 6 o'clock
this evening Adjutant General Hastings '
uau issueu aj.,uoi transportation ticicets to
survivors of the three days' fight at Gettys-
burg. The appropriation of 550,000 by the
State to give the veteran soldiers an op
portunity to witness the dedication of the
Pennsylvania monuments, on Wednesday
and Thursday next, will probably be suffi
cient to carry put the purposes of the act in
view of the fact that the railroad comnanies
have agreed to carry the soldiers to Gettys
burg from aud to their homes at 1 cent ja
Governor Beaver and Adjutant Generil
Hastings will leave this citv to-morrtw
morning for Gettysburg, where they will r-
mam until alter the dedication of the Penn
sylvania monuments.
The Annual Meeting to Commence In Denvo
To-day- Prograramo of Subjects. I
Denvee, Col., September 9. The Boaf
masters' Association of America hold their
seventh annual convention in Denver con
mencing with to-morrow. Many and ioL
portant are the questions that will be di
cussed. The programme for the entire se
sion is as follows:
htandard Track Joints, R Caffrey; Standar
Frogs, P. Nolan; Labor on Track. O. F. Jordat
Automatic Snitch. Stands and Protection d
Facing Joints, Robert Black; Tract Tools anl
Implements for Maintenance of Way a U
Svrtnney; Standard Cattle Guards, J. Doyle, j
The officers of the association are: Presi'
dent, W. Craig; First Vice President, jl
Burnett; Second Vice President, Jamef
Sloan; Secretary and Treasurer, H. w
Eeed. Amone the roadmastera in !,. nit.
are G. W. Bishop, of Pittsburg Ti nr.
of the Lehigh Valley; J. Tupplee, of tW
-l cuusyiviiuiu jaiiroaa; w. W. Salmon, oi
vne A-miaueipnia ana iceadine:, and J O
Mandeville, of the Lehigh Valley.
'A-ne 1'own or Kennebunk, Me., Thrown Intc
a Fever of Excitement.
Kennebunk, Me., September 9. The
town of Kennebunk was thrown into a fever1
of excitement Sunday by the startling intel-i
ligence that a large number of graves in
Mt. Hope Cemetery had been dug into and
otherwise disturbed. An examination!
shows no less than a dozen graves to have'
been entered, some of them only a little I
while others were penetrated to the coffin.
Several footstones were pulled up and dis-i
figured. The work was evidently done with!
a sharu stick instead of edged tools
At first it was thought to have been the
work of some wild animal, but later investi
gations showed that it could not have beeni
in this way.
SEPTEMBER 10, 1889.
Congressman 8. 8. Cox Seriously III Wlia
Pneumonia Ills Life Hanging by a
Thread Sorrow in Washing
ton His Greatest Work.
NewYobk, September 9. Congressman
Samuel Sullivan Cox is lying at his home,
No. 13 East Twelfth street," in a very criti
cal condition. Four days ago he was con
fined to his bed by an attack of what he sup-
Posed to be malarial fever. This rapidly
developed into acute pneumonia, which has
defied the best medical skill. At 10 o'clock
to-night his physicians, Drs. Lockwood,
Skidder, Wynloop and Sauer, of Washing
ton, state that his condition is nnohanged
and that the next 13 hours will decide
whether or not he will recover.
A special telegram to The Dispatch
from Washington says: Washington is
grieved by the news of Mr. Cox's illness.
It was almost beyond belief, as he stopped
here only a short time ago on his way home
from his trip through the Rocky Mountains,
feeling in better health- than he bad for
years. It is the general verdict that no
one now in" Congress would be more
missed on the floor ot the House
than he. His absence in the Forty
ninth Congress was regretted though
to partially atone for his empty
chair he sent frequent letters from Turkey
written in his best vein. In the Fiftieth
Congress his great work was his persistent
urging of the bill admitting the four Ter
ritories which are about to become new
States. The leading members of his own
party were opposed to the bill in any form
that would warrant its passage, but Mr.
Cox fought them and talked and acted with
the Republicans, taking his stand on the
principle that if the Territories were entitled
to admittance party politics should have no
place in the discussion, and he finally won,
largely by mercilessly shaming his op
ponents. It's no exaggeration of the facts to say
that had it not been for the courageous, un
tiring fight made by Mr. Cox the four Terri
tories wouldn't have had constitutional con
ventions nor be on the eve of electing Sen
ators and Congressmen. Mr. Cox himself
felt that this "was the crowning event of his
notable career, and often remarked that he
would think he hadn't lived in vain if that
had been the one work of his life.
None ot the frequenters of Congress will
forget one of his retorts made in a speech in
which, while dwelling on the solemn duty of
Congress to admit these Territories, he de
clared the cause he was advocating to be as
great as that advocated by Douglass in his
last days in Congress. At the close of an
eloquent period in which he alluded thus to
the "Little Giant," Breckenridge, of Ken
tucky, who was opposed to the Territorial
bill, shouted ont in a sneering tone: "But
you are not Douglass."
"No, I am not Douglass," retorted Cox,
'for Douglass failed, and I'm going to suc
One Kentucky Rnllrond Can Sell Oat Only
lo Another One Named.
New Yoek, September 9. Justice Bart
lett, in the Supreme Court, Brooklyn, has
given a decision continuing the injunction
obtained by Josiah J. White, restraining
George C. Wood and others from trans
ferring the franchise and property of
the Chattaroi Bailroad Company, of Ken
tucky, to any other corporation than the
Ohio and Big Sandy Bailroad Company.
The transfer to the latter company is to be
made only on condition that the full issne
of the stock, amounting to $2,000,000, be
distributed among the sinking fund and
Y gold mortgage bonds of the Chattaroi coin-
pacv. . ,
The persons named are also restrained
from receiving 556,000 or any other snm for
any of the property held under the fore
A Democratic Postmaster Refuses to Give
Up to His Republican Successor
Haeeisbueo, September 9. George S.
Machen was recently appointed postmaster
of the East Harrisburg postoffice, in place
of S. A. Fishburn, who was chosen under
Cleveland's administration. Last week
Machen received his commission, and armed
with the document demanded possession of
the office. Fishburn refused to surrender
the control of the Government property un
less on an order from Washington. The
order was received and shown to the incum
bent, but he still refused to give , up the
office, informing Machen that he 'proposed
to stick to it until the expiration of the
I Quarter encime October 1.
Legal proceedings arc threatened by
Dew appointee iu uieposses.3 x isaourn,
0nB of thB Wurderers Breaks Down, Upon
Arrest, and Confesses Ills Crime.
Nobfolk, Va., September 9. T. L.
Waller, a well-known merchant of Sewell's
Point, six miles from this city, was mur
dered early yesterday morning in his store.
Thp mnlivp fnr thp. murder was rnhherv. nnd
six negroes, William Henry Custis, Henry
Williams, Samuel Stencil.Cornelius White,
Jieorge Jfryor ana itobert custis are now in
ail ior the crime. William Henry Custis
tras the first one of the murderers arrested,
and while under examination broke down
and implicated the other five men named as
his accomplices.
Taken by a Mob From n Constable and,
Xlaagcd at Once.
Hiawatha, Kan., September 9. Dick
Fisher, alias Dick Bhodes, a negro vvho
was wanted in Donophin county, Kansas,
for assault and horse stealing, was captured
here yesterday by Sheriff Cushmau, and
turned over to Constable Sloane, who pro
posed to take him to White Cloud, the
county seat of the county, where he had
commuted his crimes.
Word comes from White Cloud to-night
that a determined mob of farmers attacked
the constable, toot bis prisoner lrom aim
and hanged him.
And Wbo In Turn Were Shot nnd Captured
by the Officers.
Coshocton, O., September 9. While
Marshal Hogan was trying to make drunken
tramps leave Coshocton to-day they opened
fire, shooting him twice in the breastbut
not seriously. A bystander was shot in
the leg.
Alter the shooting the Sheriff, with a
posse, pursued and one of the tramps was
shot in the neck, it is thought fatally, and
two others were captured, having fired re
peatedly at the posse.
One Principal nnd His Second Arrested and
Now in Custody.
Salem, Ala., September 9. Hon. W.
A. Huff, the would-be duelist, and his
friend, Captain Kofi Sims, of Macon, were
arrested at that place this afternoon. The
two were taken to Opelika and carried be
fore a judge.
Huft was placed under $10,000 bond to
keep the peace, and Sims under $2,500
bonds. ' Both are still in the custody of offi
cers. Patterson, the other duelist, is still in
Sullivan "Tells Why He Will leally
Bun for Congress.
And He Will Make the' Alderman Who Ee
f used Terr Sorry for It.
TbsFnsllIst Will Beprtsent the Strongly Democratic
fourth District.
John L. Sullivan tells why he concluded
to become a candidate for Congress. An
uppish Boston Alderman refused him a
license for a sparring exhibition, and John
wants to get even. He says Congressman
P. A. Collins is his political backer.
Boston, September 9. A Boston re
porter called on John L. Sullivan to
day, in New York, and learned the big
fellow's -reasons for desiring a seat in
Congress. John talked enthusiastically
on the matter, saying: "Yon know I've
always taken more or less interest in
politics at home, and my recent treat
ment . in Boston is due wholly to
tho part I took in the last municipal
election, when Hugh O'Brien was defeated
by Hart, the Republican. The men who
elected Hart are Democrats, and now they
are mighty sorry they did it, for he" has
given them the cold shoulder every trip.
The city is naturally Democratio by 10,000
majority. The Democrats will elect the
next mayor to a dead certainty now. When
I got over my sickness at Crescent Beach I
was rather hard up. To be sure, X could
have borrowed $6,000 or 57,000 then, or at
any time, bnt several good people came
to me and said:
"John, you've had a little harcTluck; get
up a show; it will be all right, and I thought
it would be better to get the money that way,
although I would never have asked for a
permit if I had thought that theBepublican
Aiuciiiicu were wur uu uie. it cu, a weHb
down to City Hall one day, and saw all
the Aldermen but one Alderman
Bogers. They all said it would
be all right to go ahead. Now
it takes the unanimous consent of the entire
board to get a permit for a sparring exhibi
tion in Boston, and when I went to see
Bogers he wouldn't speak to me. He af
terward told friends of mine that if he had1
treated me civilly it would have ruined him
in his district in the Back Bay. I'll live
to see all these chaps downed?"
"How abont running for Congress?'
going, to move.
"Well, I live now in the Third Congres
sional District, bnt I am going to move over
to oouiu xu3iuu, wuicu ib in tne j?ourin
District. This district is Democratio by a
big majority. It was formerly represented
by General P. A. Collins, who is a good
friend of mine, and Joe O'Neill, another
friend of mine, as General Collins' successor.
The next Congressional election is in 1890,
and I'm going to made a big try for the
nomination, and I'll get it, too. When you
get the Democratic nomination in South
Boston yon are elected."
"Yon feel pretty certain that General
Collins will dowhat lie? canto help'you gef
the nomination?"
"Certainly. He's through with politics
himself. He is counsel for the West End
Land Company and the Old Colony Bail
road Company, and his income is 540,000 or
?50,000 a year.
"He can't afford to monkey with politics.
He likes me and I like him(and I bet he'll
be there when I call on him. He is the
power in Massachusetts politics. There
isn't a man in the State the Republicans are
so afraid of as they are of Pat Collins."
"What would vou do if thincrs shonld cm
wrong in Mississippi?"
"I don't like to talk much about that
business. My lawyers think I have a good
case. If the Supreme Court reverses" tne
verdict I shall not have to go to Bichbnrg
till June."
In speaking of his future movements
John said: "Yes, I'm going to manage my
own show. John L. Sullivan has been
working for other people long enough. I've
quit drinking to excess, and I'll hire a
good, smart fellow to go ahead of the show,
and I will do the rest of the business my
ATerrlflc Boiler Explosion in Illinois Caused
by a Reckless Engineer.
Cabbondale, III., September 9. A
boiler explosion occurred at 8 o'clock this
morning on the farm of John W. Snider, a
mile east of the city. Snider was using a
steam thresher, and about an hour before
the explosion a leak was discovered in the
boiler. A temporary shutdown was ordered
and the leak was patched up. The engine
was started up again and the engineer, be
lieving that the work could be finished
without turning more water in tne boiler,
put on a fnll head of steam. Instantly there
was a terrific explosion, and every man
within a radius of 30 feet of the boiler was
killed. The dead are:
John W. Snider, Thomas Lyget, A. G.
Lyget, John Briggs and Isaac Miller. W.
G. Snider, who had turned and walked off
a minute before the explosion, sustained a
fracture of both legs. All the men leave
families except A. J. Lyget.
Two PIliabni-B Concerns Now Flanrlng; to
Get Inside of It.
New Yoek, September 9. The combina
tion of dime museums which Barnum &
Bailey have in mind is near realization.
The museum at Thirty-fifth street and
Broadway will be the central, and branches
will be in New York, Cincinnati, Chicago,
St. Paul, Minneapolis, Providence. Boston,
Philadelphia, Detroit, Pittsburg, St. Louis
aud Buffalo. The idea is to have a combina
tion big enough to utilize all the freaks and
curiosities in tbe world that are of any ac
count and change them around for variety.
Jim Geary and John J. O'Brien, each of
whom have a museum in PitUburg, are con
tending for the membership in that city.
The agreement is that each museum shall
be entered into the combine at a fixed valu
ation, contribute all its receipts to the gen
eral fnnd, and receive of the profits a share
in proportion to its comparative valuation.
The Directors of tho Iiondon Dock Com
panles Won't Take Water.
London, September 9. The directors of
the dock companies refuse to depart from the
terms offered by them to the strikers. On
the other hand, however, additional wharf
ingers to-day signified their willingness to
grant the demand of the men sixpence an
The fund for the benefit of the striking
workmen was augmented to-day by sub
scriptions amounting to 1,500. The leaders
of the strike conferred with Cardinal Man
ning this morning.
A. Foreign Lion of Society la
Telia Bhr Btory He Used
and Skipped- Oat Not
a SaSrer
St. Paul, Minn., September 9. Oswal
Biddel Miles, alias Leonard Morris, of Lon
don, England, who was arrested at Fargo
yesterday for forgery, passed through here
to-night in charge ot detectives. Miles, in
an interview, says he was a bookkeeper and
clerk for the firm of Woodall &
Company, London, and in the enjoyment
of a fairly good salary. His father is at
present residing in Australia, and is in poor
circumstance; Gambling and women con
sumed a large portion of the yonug man's
stipend, and about three months ago he
found himself decidedly "in the hole' He
then forged his employers' name to a cheek
for 1.500, and other smaller amounts.
With the proceeds of his crime he went to
the races and plunged in the 2,000 guineas,
backing- Donovan 'heavily. Donoyan lost,
and Miles fled to America, registering at the
Hoffman House as Leonard Morris.
After enjoying the lights in the Metropo
lis he proceeded to Chicago and Portland;
but while en route to the latter place, he
stopped off at Fargo. Young Miles, as Leon
ard Morriswas the lion of the North, and
gained admittance into the most exclusive
circles, among his most ardent ftiends being
Colonel Howell and Dr. Archibald, of
Jamestown. Somehow it was announced in
an unofficial way that the slim young man
with the big eyes and cockney accent was
the son of a duke, and while Miles did not
confirm the story, he modestly declined 3to
deny the allegation.
Hundreds of beautiful damsels of Dakota
worshiped at his shrine, and the lawn tennis
parties he was invited to preside over were
legion. After a brief visit to his Jimtown
friends the crash came.
The youthful forger expresses his delight
at all he has seen here, and tninks his em
ployers will not push the matter very hard.
Witnesses Beforo the Grand Jnry (a Regard
. to the Aileeed Conspiracy.
New Yoek, September 9. All of the
penons who figured prominently in the
Flack; divorce conspiracy case, visited the
General Sessions building to-day, except
Civil Justice Ambrose Monell, Sheriff
Flack's counsel in the divorce suit. He
was said to be still unable to leave his
home, on account of his attack of
pleurisy. Lawyer Wright said that he had
been subpoenaed to testify before the grand
jury, and that he proposed to testify with
out a particle of reserve. He was satisfied
that an attempt had been made to use him
as a cats paw, and he did not propose to be
used, and would tell what he knew abont
the whole affair.
Sheriff Flack and Will called to tell Col
onel Fellows that if the grand jury wanted
to hear their story they were willing to tes
tify. Meanwhile the grand jury, sitting
two floors above, had resumed the investi
gation. The first witness called into the
private room was Miss Cameron, Margaret
Smith's sister. In the report filed by
Bef eree Meeks it is made to appear that she
and Mrs. Smith appeared personally before
Beferee Meeks. ,
After she had been testifying for abont 15
minutes Beferee Meeks was called in for the
purpose of giving her an opportunity of
identifying him, if she had, in fact, ap
peared before him as a witness.
Sad Accident fa a i Colorado- Coal Mine,
Caused by Water.
Golden, CqL.,September 9. One of the
most serious and saddest mining accidents
ever known in this portion of the
State occurred late this afternoon
in the White Ash coal mine, near
this place. An old abandoned
mine runs alongside the White Ash, and
has for months been full ot water, which,
without a moment's warning, burst through
into the White, Ash mine, filling it
lull of mud and water. Ten miners
are known to have been
at work in the White Ash mine at the time
of the accident, and they could not have
lived five minutes after the surging mass
broke in upon them. It will take two or
three weeks before their bodies can be
In the excitement only three of their
names' can be learned to-night, a Mr. Allen,
John Murphy and Jack Morgan. Then
there are three brothers, beside four other
men, making a total of ten, wno
are positively known to have per
ished. Work will be commenced
at once by hundreds of willing hands, in
order to pump tne mine out, bnt old miners
who have been through the mine, say it will
be impossible to clear the mine and reach
the bodies under two and perhaps three
weeks. Part of the men leave families who
were dependent upon them, while the rest
were single and all highly spoken of.
Old Ocean Does Some Havoc at Itockavrny
Beach and Other Points.
New Yoek, September 9. -The ocean at
Eockaway Beach to-night gave an exhibi
tion ot surf and foam surpassing that of
Sunday night. The tide was so high that
Wmnwright's pavilion was all surrounded
and the surf dashed up to the faces of the
people in the veranda. To-night a bigger
swell than common lifted Lay's photograph
gallery off its legs, and carried it
out with the receding waves. A sausage
dealer and his family were seated around
the table eating their evening meal in a
shanty adjoining, and the same wave
wrecked the building over their heads
nnd gave them a thorough drenching.
The tide was higher at Coney Island this
morning than on Sunday night, and it was
higher still this evening.
In the evening Brighton Beach suffered
more than any other place. The break
water had been smashed in the morning and
the asphalt walk was entirely exposed to
the fury oi the waves. The consequence was
that throughout its entire length of 200
yards it was badly torn up. All this time
a wide stream ran between the Brighton
Beach Hotel and the Marine Bailwav sta
tion. Beyond the station the water swept so
mnch sand on the tracks of the railway that
trains had to stop running about 8 o clock
and travel had not been resumed when the
reporter came away.
A Colored Woman Fatally Wounds a Man
In a Base Ball Bow.
Charlotte, N. C, September 9. There
was a big row at the colored base ball
grounds, near here, to-day, in which William
Pettus, a colored youth, was fatally shot.
The umpire made a decision that caused
one side to tick, and soon all the players
were huddled together disputing very bois
terously. A young fellow by the name of
McHenry seemed to be getting in the most
words, and soon hall a dozen boys made a
jump. He ran, and stones were showered
upon him. His mother, Mary McHenry,
came to his rescue, and quelled the trouble,
but William Pettus followed on after the
old woman, showing fight in his eyes.
She warned him to go away, hut he re
fused, whereupon the woman jereed a pistol
from her pocket, and taking dead aim, fired.
Pettus fell to the ground, being fatally
wounded. The woman has been arrested.
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Secretary-Windea has take tfcc tieaalef
to show that in some oases Agarae wUC K
Ho says that the appareot iaaraaso Jar taw";
public debt fez the last two aoalhs to arj
apparent thai it has so exMeaae iv feat,
and he takes measures to store &e fa right
Washington, SeptemBer 9. Sefcrri;
to certain newspaper ststamtaU thai ehtrktc;
the mouths of July wad Aagast ot tM
year the puWIo debt had befe taareaoed;
over 57,660,960, while dans tie
months in 1886 the debt had bees
over 511,660,060, Secretary Wiwfeai te-aW'i
said: ?? -
Those statements eoavey aa eaMrsvy
ous impression, Tio feet is. as skews
uuujus oi mo- Ajeassry. taat oa mm Jai
June, I8S9, the total amount of tho pasHeaa,'
including bonos ot all kind, was smJHiMr.
I and on the 31st day of August ft ws e!v IM,-4
"W. snowing areauctiea or. asKtos4as
inc those two months. ,, -
The reduction .during tiie same sacntfesat'
last year was only about one-third of teat
amount, yiirS7.OM.8e8. The redaction of, tke
annual interest charge, ot public debt daring
the months of July and Anenst, MeoVwaa ealr
B91,30l 10, while tho redaction of e aaaaai,
interest charge daring the same month MS
year was $875,885 00, being a little mwo taaa
iinubuuu WUia.gL jafe yeax. Aa 200V !a t;
reduction of annual interest on the pubUc dekCf '
during the last two months has been enajojljg,
by only a few periods In the country's hJatogfe
notably fat President Garfield's admlnlstraMett.. 'A
- ..-- ba vj.uvt ,.uivb..imj an
nual Interest charge was red need 815,917,8k.
The erroneous newspaper conelmrteo' aeeva
referred to arose doubtless from tke peeaMar
form of the monthly statement to ttepasic
debt Issued by this department1, mwhieb the
amount of the debt is given "lass oath ha tee
Treasury." Bj this form any increase of the
cash in the Treasury shows an apparent de
crease ot ineaeDtana aiSDnrseajeots I-orany
purpose "other than tne purchase of bonds at
par value show an apparent increase of the
public debt equal to the amount of inch dis
bursements. For instance. If the public debt,
were stated to-day at t80O,O8Q,eeo less cash in
the Treasury,' and to-morrow 110,060,669
should be
drawn by tne other departments, the amount
of the public debt, less cash in Treasury, would
be stated to morrow (assuming: no receipts) at
310,000.000. notwithstanding the fact that the :
entire f 10,000,080 so drawn out may still be m
hands of tho bond debt. The facts durteg tee
last two months exactly correspond to tats
supposed case, and tbongb the actual reduc
tion of the debt was JBO.910,160, the 'debt state
ment' showed an apparent increase of S7.094,
003. ' The Increase of disbursements raada in JoIt
and August this year, over July and Augaat
last year, is accounted for by the tact that
m ost of the appropriation bills were not passed
in 1888 until September and October, and the
money was not available, except to sach lim
ited amounts as were permitted by the contin
uance resolutions of Congress, while In 1888 the
appropriations for the entire year ware availa-
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Nearly all of the departments drew In Jnlr
and August, and placed in the bands of their
bonded disbursing officers, sums for future uW
largely in excess of the expenditures for those
months. One of them will have a balance oa
band from such drafts of $5,000,000 after the
September payments shall have been made.
The largely increased purchases of bonds
for tbe sinking fund daring the last
two months over the corresponding months
of last year show an Increase in
the premium paid of 52.577,926 43. All
these things figure in the last debt statement
as an increase In the pnbllc debt, while in
reality they have nothing to do with it. I can
readily see how -an honest misappropriation
may arise from the form of the monthly- state
ment, and therefore have taken the trouble to
make this explanation.
Similar apparent statements to the public are
quite common. For instance, in llarcb. 1SS5,
the apparent increase was S89.256: in November.
1885. it was $4,887,000. In November. 1887,
$1,490,000. In November. 1888, $11,199,817, and
In February, 1889, $6;3,0.
Plenty of Fish and Game Thero and Not 468
miners, Anyhow.
San Feancisco, September 9. The
story that 400 miners are starving on the
Yukon Biver in Alaska, is discredited herer
The statement is based on a letter written
more than a year ago, to the effect that the
miners on the Ynkon were nearly out of
provisions. The Yukon Biver nas been
open since last April, aud supply steamers
have been, going up and have failed to bring
any information that destitntion exists or
that any calamity has overtaken the miners.
Lieutenant Cantwell, of the revenue cutter
Corwin states there are four trading posts on
tbe river, in addition to which the Yukon
abounds with fish, while the woods on the
banks are filled with game, and that the
proposition that men could suffer from lack,
of food is entirely improbable. He also says
there are not 400 miners in the Ynkoa
Prominent BTembers of the Polyanmoaat
Faith Investing; Their Capital.
Salt Lake, September 9. President
Woodrnffi George Q. Cannon and, a num
ber of other prominent Mormons have just
organized a company for the manufacture
of sugar. The factory will be In fnll opera
tion within a year. The Mormon church is
behind it, and the enterprise will be made
a success, if practicable. The leaders of the
church have ot late been quite active in
starting new enterprises, and while this new
departure has surprised the Gentiles they
are glad to see it, as it can but result in
great good, not only in the material ad
vancement.of the city, but in bringing men
of opposing beliefs into closer relations.
The Antwerp Officials Underrated the Num.
ber of litres' Lost.
Antwerp, September 9. It is known
that the official report of the explosion and
fire here on Friday last underrated the
number of those who lost their lives. There)
were 106 persons killed and 79 wounded.
Many of the oldeit windows in the
Cathedral here were destroyed by the ex
plosion. The bodies of numerous victims
were blown to pieces, including those of fivo
English visitors to the city.
A Number of New Yorkers Receive Ap
pointments to Federal Offices.
Washington, September 9. The Presi
dent to-night made the following appoint
ments: George W. Lyon, of New York City, to bo
Surveyor of Customs for the port of New
York; Theodore B. Willis, of Brooklyn, to bo
Naval Officer of Customs In the district of New
York: Ernest Nathan, to be Collector of In
ternal Bevenue for the First district of New