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The Discovery of a Most
i Gigantic Conspiracy for
the Purpose of
FIXING THE CRONIN JURY.
Court Officials and a Rnmber
of Prominent Persons
AlT AMOUXT OP BOODLE
Was at the Command of Those Who
Were Endeavoring to Save
the Prisoners' Kecks.
W051EN CONCERNED IN THE PLAN.
When Confronted by the Evidence Ono of
the Accused Made a Fall Confes
sion of the Crime.
A SPECIAL GEAXD JUKI INDICTS SIX
A conspiracy to pack the jury in the
Cronin murder case so that a conviction
could not be secured has been unearthed.
The fall details of the plot are in the hands
of the officers of the law, and six indict
ments hare already been returned by a
grand jury summoned for the purpose. As
much as $5,000 was offered to sec are the ser
vices of a single corrupt juror. Several
court officials are prominent among the
JSrECIAl TELEGBAM TO THI DISrATCIt.J
Chicago, October 12. Sensation after
. sensation in quick succession was the order
of the day in the Cronin case, and at mid
night a round half-dozen men are under in
dictment on a charge which will land them,
and probably many others, in the peniten
tiary. The names of those who have been
officially returned by the special grand jury
are: Alexander J. Hawks, Mark Solomon,
, Fred TV. Smith, Tom Cavanaugh, Joseph
Kohn and Jerry O'Donnell.
These men are indicted for connection
with one of the boldest and most corrupt
plots ever brought to the notice of the pub
lic. Beside those named the conspiracy is
believed to include, notonlyconnty officials,
bnt outsiders of high standing, and the
same of Alexander Sullivan is once more
mentioned in connection with the murder of H
Even Women In the Plot.
Lawyer Hills, the trusted assistant oi
State's Attorney Longenecker, has made
public facts which show that the arch-conspirators,
not content with bribery of man,
have attempted to drag even innocent women
into the plot, and thus gain the end which
the friends of the defense have been work
ing on for the last five months.
"It will be remembered," said the attor
ney, "that on last "Wednesday afternoon a
young man whj is employed as a foreman
in a large establishment in this city was
examined and refused." It is understood,
though not stated bv Attorney Mills, that
the name of the venireman attempted to be
bribed is George S. Tachappat He is the
foreman for J3. V. Page & Co., oil merchants,
41 to 46 Erie street.
Approached by a Bailiff.
"On Thursday alternocn," said Mr.Mills,
"a very prominent citizen of Chicago en
tered the courtroom and very privately
communicated to the counsel for the State
that his foreman,the venireman in question,
before being called to the jury box had
been approached by a bailiff of the ccurt
with an offer of 51,000 to vote for the acquit
tal oi the defendants. He said: 'This is not
a "cock-and-bull" story and I bring it 1
before yon in the interest of public justice.
He theu wtnt away and the next morning
one of the counsel for the State went down
to the factory of the man whote foreman
had been offered a bribe, and the moment he
saw the foreman he recognized him as a man
whose honesty and independence bad im
pressed itself upon the counsel for the State
while he was sitting in the jury box.
He Sacrificed a Friend.
The man made a full statement and was
requested by the counsel for the State to
come to the State's Attorney's office'and re
peat his statement in full. The man, with
tears in his eyes,said: "It involves a friend,
but if it involved myself I would uphold
the law and honor." The gist of his state
ment to the counsel, which he subsequently
gave in detail to the States Attorney is as
In obedience to the summons he came to
the Court House on Tuesday afternoon, sat
in the ante-room, but was not called. He
came again on "Wednesday morning and
stayed in the ante-room again, and about
half-past 10 o'clock a man came from the
courtroom into the ante-room whojwas an old
friend of ths venireman. The fact also ap
pears that the wives of the two men were
friends before they were married.
A Very Pertinent Query.
The man who came from the courtroom to
the venireman suggested that they go out
and have a cigar, and the two men went to
a neighboring place, and after having a
cigar, while there, the man from the court
room said to the venireman:
"Do you want to make some money?"
The venireman innocently answered:
"Certainly I do."
"Very well, you get on the jury and
stick for an acquittal and you will have
$1 000. The contract and arrangement can
be' carried ont with your wife. It can be
arranged so that she shall wear a certain
colored dress if the money is paid to her on
ascertain day. If the money is not paid to
her on that certain day she is to wear a
certain colored dress and the contract is to
The venireman turned reproachfully to
his friend and said: "I am not that kind
ofaman," whereupon the bailiff said: "I
am working for the Court"
Aa Increase la the A'rlce.
t the noon adjournment the venireman
went back to his place of business and fcub
sequenfly returned to the Court House at 2
o'clock, after which he was detained and
called to the jury box, where he remained
until 4:30 o'clock, when he was excused for
cause. He left the Court House intending
to return to his place ot business, and on
leaving the Court House met on the steps
leading to the sidewalk the man who had
attempted to bribe him.
The man turned to him and said: "Where
were you this noontime. I looked every
where for you. They said: 'We will make
it 5,000, and him, make him do it"'
It was too late, however, for the venire
man had been excused for cause, bnt he at
once returned to his place of business, hav
ing reproached the man for putting such a
low estimate upon him, and reported to his
employer, the prominent citizen, what had
taken place, who, the following day, re
ported it to the proseoution.
The BalllU" Forced to Confess.
Pursuant to appointment the venireman
attended at the State's Attorney's office, and
having made a full statement of everything
that took place, was requested to step into
ante-room, and the bailiff was summoned.
He proved to be one of the bailiffs of the
Criminal Court who, during the trial, or at
tempt to procure a jury, has been in charge
of one ot the fire prisoners Coughlin.
The bailifi was questioned closely by the
State's Attorney and his associates, but
professed profound ignorance until the
venireman was called from the anteroom.
The venireman was requested to repeat the
statement he had made, which he did. where
upon the bailiff made a complete confession,
in which he implicated several prominent
persons, including another bailiff.
The attorneys fortbe prosecution, together
with Chief Hubbard and others, at once
went to work on the case, and have dis
closed one of the most deliberate attempts
to corrupt a jury and to defeat the law of
Illinois which has yet come to the public
Any Number of Witnesses.
"We have had confessions here this very
day," said Mr. Mills at a subsequent inter
view late this evening. "These confessions
are from 6 to 10 in number. They are ab
solute, giving us the whole miserable con
spiracy. They reveal a most damnable or
ganization against the law of the land, a
conspiracy against the jurisprudence of this
country that will startle the continent when
it is thoroughly known a conspiracy of
ramifications, of audacity, a conspiracy in
volving men whose names will be a surprise
to the country.
'It is no exaggeration when I say that
you cannot magnify the damnable outrage
of this conspiracy. In the taking off of Dr.
Cronin, and the manner in which it was
done, the whole world was startled. This
second conspiracy will alike startle the
whole world. It is an assault on the very
integrity of our institutions."
The Jnron to be Corrupted.
Salomon has turned over to the State's
attorney a list of names and addresses said
to be prospective corrupt jurors. Only two
of the list had yet been summoned and
neither was yet examined. Salomon said
the list had been furnished to him by Bailiff
Hanks while they were seated in the court
room just behind the Cronin suspects, whom
they were guarding. Hanks had said $2,000
would be given for a fixed juror half to
the man in the box and half to the bailiffs'.
"Last night," Mr. Mills' narrative con
tinued, "the men on the list were inter
viewed by the Chief of Police. One man
stated that he had been approached with an
offer of S2.000 to go on the jury by Fred W.
Smith, a hardware manufacturer's agent
Another citizen was also approached by
Smith. O'Donnell's part was similar to
that of Smith's. He sounded-at least one
man, and offered him $1,000.
O'Donnell. who was arrested early in the
evening, is said to have confessed that a
person understood to be Kavanagb, guaran
teed that the money offered would be forth
coming. The supposed corrupted venire
men were carefully instructed as to their
manner while being examined in court,
being told how they should answer, and be
gruff with the lawyers for the defense.
A STEAM BICYCLE.
A Locomotive Which Hauls Two-story
Passenger Cars First Kailroad of
the Kind In the World Two
Trains on a Standard
rsrECIAI. TELEOBAM TO THE DISFATCII.I
New Yobk, October 12. About 100
persons who are interested in railroads went
to Coney Island this afternoon to attend the
opening of the standard gauge Boynton
Bicycle Bailroad. The Sea Beach and
Brighton Bailroad of Coney Island has
been purchased bv the Boynton Company
and fitted up with their new system.
The Boynton engine is really a steam
bicycle. Its tandem wheels are placed
airectly under it, and like the similarly ar
ranged wheels of the coaches, they run on a
single rail. The passenger coaches are built
two stories high and are divided into com
partments, eachholding fourpeople. High in
the air above the rail on which the engine and
cars run there is a guard rail, supported on
crane-necked posts. This is several feet
above the two-story cars. Arms reaching
up from the body of the cars, as well as
from the engine, support small horizontal
wheels, which clutch the guard rail and
keep the train on the single lail below.
The upper rail bears np weight, and the in
ventor declares the side pressure is very
By this system the capacity of a road is
doubled, and it is said also the expense of
traction very much reduced. The cars are
so narrow that a train can be run on each
rail of the present standard gauge road, and
yet leave eight inches between the trains.
The only addition to an ordinary road
needed is a stationary rail overhead. To
day.the excursion party was taken over the
Sea Beach road by an engine and a two
story passencer car 43 feet long. The car
ran very smooth.
DOST WAST fllil.
A Negro Relased Admission tq
Baltimore, October 12. James O.
Credit, a young colored man, being mis
taken for a Spaniard, was given to under
stand that he would be admitted to the Bal
timore University School of Medicine, but,
upon it being known that he was a negro,
he was refused admittance. He then ap
plied at the Maryland University, and
being again turned down, will go to the
Long Island Medical College.
Dr. Michael, Dean of the Maryland Uni
versity, says that the refusal to adin it Credit
was not based on race on the partof the faculty
but simply as a matter of expediency. The
institution is now endowed and therefore
cannot afford to antagonize the sentiments
of its patrons.
The President Denis Leniently With Rev
"WASHINGTOs; October 12. The Presi
dent has commuted to six months of actual
imprisonment the sentence of two years im
prisonment Imposed in the case oi Manfred
and Edward Hills, convicted in Colorado of
violating the postal laws.
He has also remitted the fine imposed in
the case of William Lovell. convicted in
Kentucky of violating the internal revenue
laws, ana sentenced to five months' impris
onment and to pay a fine of (100.
A HUNGRY BEAR.
Two Russians Attacked and Nearly Killed
A Boy's Novel Method of gabdulne
the Enraged Animal.
Philadelphia, October 12. Two men,
who belong to a tribe of wandering Russians
now camping in Wissinoming woods, were
nearly killed by a big brown grizzly bear
last evening, on Dark Bun lane, near
Trenton avenue. The bear belongs to the
two men who were attacked, and they mate
a precarious living by taking him on dancing
tours. When on these tours he is always
securely muzzled and led by a chain. Yes
terday the men thought they would see how
the bear would behave while off the chain
and released of his muzzle. The animal
acted in a docile manner for the greater part
of the day, and the men thought he bad be
come entirely domesticated. About 6 o'clock
in the evening they sat down by the road
side in Dark Kun lane and began eating
some slices of bread which they carried in
They were entirely oblivious of Brnin,
who was hungry, too. The powerful brute
finally decided to seize a share of the feast
and he crawled np to one of the men and
seized the unsnspecting wanderer in his
claws. The victim shouted and his com
panion Bprang to his help. He tried to get
his friend from the bear's clutches, but his
efforts only served to further anger the
beast He held his victim with one power
ful front claw, while he extended the other
and drew the second man to him.
When both men found themselves fairly
in the bear's clutches they screamed in
terror. They struggled in every way to re
lease themselves from the viselike grasp,
but were unsuccessful. "While they
were fighting against almost certain
death, Albert Dungan, a 15-year-old
boy who was riding a mustang not
far awav, heard their piteous appeals for
help and dashed to the rescue. He took in
the situation at a glance and bravely tried to
ride his pony, head first, into the bear. This
was more than his spirited steed could be
forced to do. Failing in this the boy turned
the horse's head around and backed it np
against bruin. He was just in time.
The bear was abont to bring his ponderous
jaws down on one of the man's shoulders,
when the little mustang, provoked by con
tact with the unyielding mass, let fly its
heels with such force as to literally kick the
burly grizzly half across the lane. The bear
was so surprised by this sudden and unex
pected attack that he dropped his human
load and started to tnrn to face his new
enemy. Before he conld get fairly into a
fighting position the little mustang's heels
again flew ont, and again the bear, now
thoroughly confused and vanquished,
dropped in a heap.
It was the work of only a few moments'
time to place the chain and muzzle on the
defeated brute. The two men were almost
stripped. Their clothing was in rags, and
they were badly scratched and bruised in
their encounter. .They were so grateful to
yonng Dungan that they wanted to make
him a present of the bear, but the boy sen
THE END SEAR.
Unless the Governor Interferes tho Death
Watch Will be Placed on Gibtin.
rsrECIAI. TELEGRAM TO THE DISPATCn.t
New Toek, October 12. In a few days
the death watch will again be placed on
Charles Giblin, the murderer of Mrs. Val
entine Ooetz, unless Governor Hill should
in the meantime grant a lurther respite or
commute the death sentence. Oiblin was to
have been hanged on August 23, but was re
spited for 60 days to enable him to present
to Governor Hill certain evidence, which
Giblin claimed wonld have been presented
at his trial but for the fact that he was
handicapped bv lack of money and the
haste with which he was forced to trial.
Tbe testimony, which is given in 3,000
type-written pages, is now in the hands of
Governor Hill. The referee, Bernard
Douras, who was appointed to take the
evidence and submit it to the Governor,
said that connsel would set a day next
week when thev will make their argument
upon the evidence. Giblin said. in the
Tombs to-day that he couldn't see how,
from the evidence presented at the late
hearing, the death seutence could be carried
SHOT FROM AMBDSn.
A Deputy United States Marsbnl Killed In
Htottsville, Ala., October 12. News
has jnst reached this city from a reliable
source of the murder of Deputy United
States Marshal C. T. Sparks, near Bell
Green, Franklin county, yesterday byLock
Ezzell. The facts, as near as they can be ob
tained, are substantially as follows: It
seems that on Monday last Sparks arrested
James Ezzell for a violation of the United
States revenue laws, whereupon Lock Ez
zell, a brother of James, came up with a
gun in bis band and succeeded in releasing
James. Sparks then went to Bell Green and
arrested Tom W. Ezzell, another brother of
James and Lock, who was bound over, and
in default of bond was committed to jail by
a United States commissioner.
On the day of the murder Sparks went to
Bell Green with two men to assist him in
serving other warrants. He attempted to ar
rest Lock Ezzell, who ran about a quarter of
a mile to a syrup mill, where he stopped,
and, as Sparks came up, he shot him, in
flicting wounds from which he died in a
short time. It is said Sparks made a dying
statement, in which he said that Ezzell shot
him from ambush.
WAST THEIE H0SEI.
Salnc to Recover on Judgments Against a
New Yobk, October 12. Proceedings
were commenced in the United States Cir
cuit Court to-day, in which various corpora
tions and individuals of Iowa are endeavor
ing to recover the amount of judgments ob
tained in the court of that State against the
Des Moines, Osceolo and Southern Bail
road Company, now defunct. The com
plainants are the Clark County Bank, of
Iowa, who sue for 555,826, to cover two
judgments obtained in 1885. The next
claimant is the Iowa Grain and Lumber
Company for $15,520. The Osceola Foun
dry and Machine Company sue for $4,435;
B. H. Vance, 51,753, and Boyal Bichard
TJSVILLG A STATUE
Of the First White DIan Who Visited the
bite of Chicago.
Chicago, October 12. The unveiling of
the statue of the French explorer, LaSaile,
which was presented to the city by Judge
Lambert Tree, ex-United States Minister to
Bussia, took place in Lincoln Park this
afternoon in the presence of a large crowd.
The statue, which cost $25,000, is of bronze,
and is the work of the Brussels sculptor,
Count De Lalaing. F. G. Mason, of the
Chicago Historical Society, delivered an ad
dress recounting XaSalle's services to civil
ization, and mentioning that he was possi
bly the first white man who ever visited
the place where Chicago now stands.
Stricken Down bv Apoplexy.
rSPKCXlX TXLSOBAX TO THE OIBFATCH.l
New Castle, Pa., October 12. James
McKinley, a brother of Congressman Will
iam McKinley, while on the way from Oil
City to New Castle on the Western New
York and Pennsylvania road this after
noon was stricken with apoplexy. He was
brought to this city, and lies at the Com
mercial Hotel unconscious. His home is at
Elections All Over Great Britain Be
suit in Liberal Victories.
GLADSTONE IS VERY GRATEFUL
For This Evidence That the Popular Heart
Is With Him.
SOME YERI STARTLING SURMISES,
The Tories and Their Allies Defeated fa Their Chosen
A number of unexpected Tory defeats in
quick succession have greatly encouraged
the adherents of Mr. Gladstone. The Grand
Old Man telegraphs to The Dispatch cor
respoudent that he regards these victories as
an important step in the march toward home
rule for Ireland. General Bonlanger has
been, obliged to postpone his attempt to re
gain power in France, but will take advan
tage of the first favorable opportunity.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISFATCH.1
London, October 12. (Copyright) Lit
tle more than a fortnight ago Joseph Cham
berlain, in a speech containing a large
Quantity of his anti-Gladstone venom, in-.
formed the people that they were on the eve
of a general election in miniature, the re
sult of which would clearly prove the feel
ing of the country In regard to home rule.
The country has spoken, but not in the way
the arch-renegade confidently predicted.
At Dundee the Tories and their mug
wump allies did not dare face the contest,
and the Liberal candidate Leng has a walk
over. At Peterboroueh the influence of
the noble family of Fitzwilliam, heretofore
paramount and almost unquestioned, was
opposed and overcome, the Liberals thus
winning a seat from the Unionists.
Infuriated by this unexpected reverse,
the Tories and Mugwumps concentrated
upon Elgin all the weapons of intimida
tion and corruption which had been inefieo
tual at Peterborough. The landlord screw
was mercilessly applied to the poor crofter
farmers and villagers of the remote High
lands; the law of registration was twisted
and strained in a shameless fashion, with
the result that 200 sturdy fishermen, known
to be home rulers, were removed from the
electoral lists at the beginning of the con
test VICTORY IN EVEEX DIEECTION.
The Liberal candidate, the Anglo-Indian
banker Keay, unimpeachable in his politi
cal principles, but of brusque and almost
offensive manners, quarreled with his agent
and his election committee, and there was
talk of swopping horses in mid-stream, but
in the face of the enemy personal differences
were put aside, and when polling day came
the Liberal was elected by a majority
nearly five times that at the last election in
At Sleaford the Liberals opposed the re
election of Chaplin, the newly appointed
Minister of Agriculture, unwisely, as many
thought, because it is customary to allow a
walkover in snch cases, bnt the Liberal
partv managers desired partly to test the
state of feeling in the Tory agricultural
stronghold, which had up to that time been
neglected by the Home Bule propagandists,
partly to ascertain how Chaplin, a leading
protectionist, would- treat that question pn
promotion to the Cabinet rank, and lastly
and most particularly, to find out the
numerical strength of the Unionists. a
The constituency was not contested in
1886 when Home Bule was the battle cry,
and, as it had been claimed that -many
Liberals in the division had become
Unionists, the increase, if any, in the Tory
poll would show the numerical extent of
the revolt Chaplin increased his figures
by just seven votes, and the battle was
worth fighting, if only to show that in one
constituency, at any rate, the Unionists
could be numbered by units. The ex
posure was crashing and humiliating for
Hartington, Chamberlain and the rest of
the leaders without the rank and file.
LIBERALS PEEL ENCOT7BAGED.
The last fight in Chamberlain's general
election in miniature was fonght in North
Buckinghamshire yesterday, and the result,
made known this afternoon, is the loss of
another Tory-Unionist seat by a majority of
over 200. The victory was won, as at Peter
borough, against territorial influence, and,
as in Elgin, in spite of landlord intimida
tion. The immediate effect of these striking
successes is to give such confidence to the
Liberals that they have had the unheard-of
audacity to set np a candidate for the va
cancy in Brighton caused by the suicide of
the Tory member, Sir Tindall Bobertson.
At the last election the Tory majority
wds over 3,000. The Liberals, even in the
confidence begotten of snecess, do not sup
pose thev can win the seat, but thev do not
doubt their ability to reduce considerably
the Torv poll.
Mr. Gladstone is at Hawarden, too far
away to be communicated with except by
telegraph. In reply to an inquiry wired by
your correspondent the Grand Old Man
telegraphs to-night: "I cannot undertake
to describe with precision at this early date
the full effect of the recent elections, but
they appear to mark a stage in the progress
of the Home Bule controversy.
BOULANGER'S HEART FAILED HIM.
The French Expedition Has Not Yet Been
Entirely Abandoned. However.
BT CABLE TO THE DISFATCII.I
London, October 12. Copyright The
faint heart of the brave General has once
more averted a crisis in French history.
Boulanger left London last Tuesday with
his plans entirely completed for an im
mediate descent upon the French coast
Thursday morning was the appointed time,
and either Brest, Nantes or Cherbourg the
Elace. When he learned that his plans had
een made known and that the Government
had taken measnrea to insnre him a warm
reception he faltered. His chance then was
to strike suddenly and swiftly, but he chose
to await a more favorable opportunity.
Nevertheless the project is by no means
abandoned, and secret and reliable informa
tion from Jersey is that a most active or
ganization is in progress for an early descent
upon the French coast.
Already the League of Patriots is prepar
ing the way by circulating a manifesto in
the North of "France, calculated to bring
the military under the Boulangist standard.
The idea is to excite the patriotic sentiments
of the army by means of a cleverly worded
pamphlet in which the recovery of Alsace
Lorraine is declared to be hopeless under
the present regime. Tbe Minister of War
has ordered a strict inquiry to be made and
very strong measures have been taken.
A HEARTLESS AMERICAN
Takes All His English Wife's Money
Slilps Over the Ocean.
BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, October 12 Copyright Last
November T. A. Baymond, who said that
he was from Boston, married in New York
an English woman. They came to En
gland last May to settle the estate of Mrs.
Raymond's father, she receiving 1,500 as
Last month Baymond drew the whole of
this amount from the bank and sailed for
America under the name B. A. Morse.
leaving his wife penniless in Scarborough.
A warrant has been issued "here for his
OCTOBER 13, 1889.
LOOKS LIKE A PLOT.
A Chargo of Murder Jlronaht After the
DInn Baa Been Dead a Year A
Wonnd In tho Head Which
Cannot be Explained.
TBY CABLE T6 THE DISPATCH. 1
London, October 12. Copyright At
Clonmel, Tippcrary, this evening, a young
farmer named Patrick Dillon was com
mitted for trial on a eharge of murdering
his Xather, by beating him about the head
with a stick on February i8, 1838. The
case is a most remartaple one. -The doctors
who attended old Dillon in his last illness
certified that his death was due to natural
canses, and it was not until June of this
year that an ex-soldier named Byrne, who,
hy the" way. was discharged from the army
with a bad eharacter, accused" young DiUon
of the crime.
The Government took the case in hand
and ordered the exhumation of the body,
which took place last month. When the
coffin was taken up a small hole was no
ticed in the lid over the head of the corpse
and the body was turned over on its side in
such a manner as to lead to the inference
that the man was not dead when buried and
must have turned in a dreadful struggle for
life. The surgeons who conducted the post
mortem examination discovered a small hole
behind the ear, whence several fractures
radiated. This wound the deceased doctors
positively declared was not on the old man's
head when they attended him, but it must
have been inflicted during life or soon after
death and before decomposition commenced.
The prisoner declares that tbe whole affair
is a diabolical conspiracy against him con
cocted by Byrne out of personal spite, and
he suggests that Byrne went to the grave
yard soon after the burial, dug out the
earth and drove a small pickax through the
coffin into the head of the corpse, delaying
the accusation until he thought nature
wonld have obliterated all traces oi the
crime save the fracture in the' skull. Sev
eral witnesses, one of them Byrne's son, have
sworn thatthey saw Patrick Dillon beating
his father; but on the other hand the wound
on the head was in a line with the hole in
the coffin lid, and Byrne paljl taoK than one
night visit to the lonely graveyard at Mul
linahon. Plenty of people believe in young
Dillon's innocence and will assist him at
the trial,, , '
AN ENGLISH GIRL OP FAHILX
Falls la Iiove With an American Negro,
and Thev Wilt be Married.
IBT CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.
London,, October 12. Copyright
George W. Williams, of Worcester, Mass.,
colored lecturer and author of a history of
the colored race in the United States, has
become involved in a romance. WilliamB
arrived in London a week or two ago, hav
ing met on the steamer an English girl
traveling with her brother and sister. The
young negro and the girl fell in love with
each other, and with tbe consent of her
family they have become engaged to be
The name of the lady is not known, as
she refused to identify herself when she
called at the American consulate to ask
General New's advice on tbe legal points
involved in her marriage with the colored
gentleman. Williams is at present in Bel
gium but is expected to return to England
'soon to claim his bride, who, by the way, is
a white woman.
'A BIGOTED SCHOOL BOARD.
Some Members Wish to Prevent Mr. Cony.
beare From Attending the Meetings.
1 " "tBY CABLE TO' THE DISFATCH.l v
London, October 12. Copyright Mr.
Conybeare, who was released from an Irish
prison a week ago, is a member of the' Lon
don School Board. This week he attended
a meeting of the board, and sought to speak
and vote as usual. This the Chairman de
clined to allow, holding that he had been
convicted as a criminal, and had, therefore,
forfeited his seat
A row followed, but presently the mem
bers consented to hear him as a favor to him
self, and then the debate as to whether he
was or was not still entitled to be a member
of the board stood adjourned.
TURKISH CRUELTY. IS CRETE.
Gladstone Is Very Maeh Exasperated
by the Becent Events There.
BY CABLE TO THE DISPATCH.!
London, October 12. Copyright The
doings of the unspeakable Tnrk in Crete' are
agitating radical opinion in England. The
Pashas deny the charges of cruelty, but
proofs are accumulating. Women are.comt
ing into the towns in batches of a score or
more to lay their grievances before the high
er authorities, out tney are lively to get
Mr. Gladstone has spoken once lately in
reference to the Turks, and he is so exasper
ated at their condnct that he is likely to do
so again. The English temper is gradually
heating to the simmering point
A BIG LUMBER FIRE.
Locomotive Sparks Cause Damage to the
Amount of 8175,000..
rSPECIAL TELXOBAK TO THE DISFATCH.l
BnocKA'WAyviLi.E, Pa., October 12.
At 1:30 o'clock this morning sparks from a
yard engine fell in the board pile in B. .
Cartwright's lumber yard at Horton City,
containing about 18,000,000 feet of lumber.
The fire started in the middle of the yard
and it spread rapidly. An engine arrived
from Dubois about 9 o'clock and another
came a few houis later from Benova, and in
the afternoon one arrived from Bradford, at
which time rain began to fall and the fire
was gotten nnder control. The mill and
store were saved.
The loss will be about S17B.00O, divided as
follows: B. E. Cartwright and the North
western Mining and Exchange Company,
7,600,000 feet of hemlock lumber and 2,600,
000 feet of hard wood; the Bidgeway Lum
ber Company, 3,500,000 feet of hemlock and
2,000,000 feet of hard wood. The loss on
lumber is $160,000; on trucks, locomotive
and buildings blown np to stop fire! $25,000
more. Insurance, 535,000.
BH0T A WOMAN.
A. YonngBMnn.Instantly Kills Mrs. Wnlbert
Hazeiton, October 12. Mrs. Walbert,
aged 65 years, of Weatherly, this county,
was shot and instantly killed this morning
by William Stangley, about 25 years old, a
boarder. Stangley and Mrs.-Walbert had a
quarrel last night and Stangley was greatly
This morning, after Mr. Walbert had
gone to work, Stangley locked a little child,
the only other occupant of the house, in a
room to prevent her making an outcry, and
then shot Mrs. Walbert. The murderer
made his escape.
1IANDERS0FS PENSION ILLEGAL.
The Senator Has Returned the Certificate
Granted Him by Tanner.
Washington, October 12. The Post to
morrow morning will say that Secretary
Noble has rendered an opinion to the effect
that Senator Manderson's mating was
illegal and that under this decision Senator
Manderson has returned the special cer
tificate sent him by Commissioner Tanner. I
A MUEDER MYSTERY.
One Prominent Georgian Deliberately
Sends Three Bullets
1HT0 A FORMER FRIEND'S BODY.
The Second Episode of an Affair Shrouded
THREATS OF LYNCHING THE ASSASSIN.
I It is Beported and Denied That There Wzs a Woman In
On the streets of Warrenton, Ga., yester
day, C. E. McGregor shot and killed J. M.
Cody. Both men are prominent citizens,
and the story connected with the crime is of
a very mysterious nature. There is a possi
bility that the" friends of the murdered man
will take summary vengeance upon his as
sassin. rSrXCIAL TZLZQBAM TO TUX PISPATCH.1
Wabbenxon Ga., October 12. Major
McGregor shot and killed Mr. J. M. W.
Cody on the street of Warrenton to-day at
9 a. si. Cody was standing on tbe street
conversing with some one in front of the
store of C. W. English, when McGregor
ran np, and without a word from either
party poured three shots into his.
defenseless victim, either of which
would have been fatal, the first en
tering his heart, the second through
the jugular vein and neck and the third in
the right' temple. The two last were re
ceived after Cody had fallen to the ground.
Sheriff Shurly immediately arrested Mc
Gregor and put him in jail. Excitement
runs very high and threats are made of
lynching McGregor. The act is regarded as
a most diabolical murder. Cody had no
weapon at all on his person at the time he
was shot, and had just returned from the
country, where he had been during the
A rOEPEITED BOND.
Cody .was under indictment for shooting
McGregor about two years ago, which in
dictment was found at the April term last,
of Warren Superior Court. Cody promptly
gave bond for his appearance at the October
Superior Court, which embraced the pres
ent week, bnt owing to his unreadiness for
trial this week, he decided to forfeit his
bond, in prder to get six months more for
preparing his case.
His leading attorney, Colonel H. T.
Lewis, of Greensboro, is absent in New
York, while his local counsel Emory Cason,
Esq., and E. P. Davis, Esq., have asserted
all the week that Cody would not only be
on hand for trial at the next court, but that
he was perfectly satisfied with his defense,
that his shooting McGregor was justifiable,
and that the public would so consider it,
when it should be revealed. McGregor's
dread of this revelation is now ascribed as
reason for his infamous murder of to-day.
The story leading up to this affair is a
most complicated one. Both gentlemen are
wealthy and hitherto have been influential
members of the community. Botn had
been fast friends for a score of years and
there is a veil of mystery enveloping the
whole affair, which invests it wlth a weird
interest, as is almost always the ease in
every affair of this kind.
A woman, -or ebtrasE.
A woman has been lugsed in to supply any
hiatus that may exist and furnish webb and
woof for the manitold stories in circulation
as to the origin of the difficulty. It is but
justice to say, however, that these, rumors
appear to be entirely without foundation
and are repudiated alike by the reputed as
sailant and his victim. The facts, as gath-.
ered from strictly reliable sources, are
At 820 p. Ji. on the 23d of December,
1887, Mr. McGregor was returning to his
home, which is situated in the heart of the
town, from a meeting of the Boyal Arca
num. After entering the gate of his yard
f he was shot by some one concealed in the
adjacent shrubbery, tne Dau entering nis
right side below the nipple. He was
able to reach his dwelling, about 60
feet distant, but fell in the hallway.
As soon as possible, Dr. B. W. Hubert
and son, associate practitioners, were sum
moned. These medical experts dressed the
wonnd and rendered every other necessary
assistance. The next day the ball, which
had passed clear through the body to the
opposite side, was extracted. Their patient
remained in an extremely critical condition
for a week and then began slowly to im
prove. His physicians said that death was
to be expected within an hour after the
shooting, and that 99 persons in 100 would
no attempt to escape.
Mr. Cody, the alleged perpetrator of the
deed, who it is said has since confessed the
crime, made no attempt to escape, but went
to his business as nsnal the followine dav.
Things remained quiet until the grand jury
met in April, 1889, more than a year after
ward, when a true bill was found against
Mr. Cody. He was arrested, and after the
execution of a bond for $2,500 to answer the
charge, was released.
Mr. Codv's friends declared that he did
not dread the result A curions circum
stance of the affair is the refusal of Mc
Gregor to institute suit He spoke very
freely if the attempt to assassinate him and
the snbstance of his talk Is given. Mr. Mc
Gregor affirms that for 20 years his relations
with Cody had been of the most friendly
and intimate character.
He was not aware, previous to the com
mission of the deed, of any ill will whatever,
on his part Wnen he entered his gate and
received the murderous bullet, though feel
ing the shock, he thought it was cansed by
the discharge of a cannon cracker and asked
who fired it. There was no reply, however,
and feeling that he was wonnded, he shouted
"murder," and running ont or the gate gave
the alarm. His assailant had made off, how
ever. Dpon reaching home McGregor fell,
overcome by loss of blood. Medical help, as
above stated, was summoned and his condi
tion for several days was very critical.
CODY'S PBIENDLT CAIXS.
During that time Cody called frequently,
expressing the greatest sympathy and even
offering to nnrse him at night -These
pleasant relations continued tor some time.
At length, however, while confined to his
bed, Mr. McGregor learned that a certain
negro named Andrew Davis, by his own
confession, had been hired by Cody to kill
him for the sum of $300, but he conld not
snmmon courage to do it It seems that
McGregor had taken this negro out of jail
and otherwise befriended him.
Hearing this, Mr. Cody called upon Mc
Gregor and consulted with him upon the
Eropriety of hanging the negro to make
im tell the truth. This McGregor 'failed
to do, not crediting the statement Several
weeks after, becoming satisfied from certain
developments that Mr. Cody was his assail
ant, he addressed him a threatening letter
.charging him with the deed and making
Thereupon Cody confessed the crime and
threw himself upon the mercy of his antag
onist for the sake ot his wife and child, but
begged that he would kill him, as he had no
longer any desire to live. He even sug
gested the manner and place by which this
should be done, proposing that McGregor
should meet him in Jeff H. Cody's store on
the following Thursday, at which time he
would assault McGregor with a small pocket
knile which would
FUBNISH A PBETEXT
for McGregor to shoot him. This McGregor
savs he refused to do. and declari
wonld not harm a hair of his head.
he CCodvl and himself could never 1
the same communitv hereafter, and he
leave for pood within a limited time (1
davs These terms were accented by Cody,
bnt have not been complied with. This is
the storv, according to McGregor.
Cody has a host of relatives in the, county
and-a strong backing. The friends of Mc
Gregor do not hesitate to say they consider,
his life in danger. Mr. Cody; then a mem
ber of the City Council, was instrumental'
in havintr a reward offered for the appre
hension of the assassin, and alto addressed.
a letter to Uovernor uordon asiung tnat- tne
State should take action in the premises.
If guilty, never has such stupendous du
plicity been exhibited.
The lady who rumor implicates as the
canse of ther crime is one of the fairest and
purest of Georgia's daughters, againt
whom not even a shadow ot spspicion could
possibly rest. It wonld be almost a crime
itself to mention her name in this connec
tion. STATEYfiT. 0. A.
The Association Malta for the Year Chosen
A New Financial Policy Outlined
Dr. F. A. Graham, of Chester,
fSKCIAL TXUtORAX TO THE DISTATCH.t
Netv Casixe, October 12. The interest
in the State Convention of Young Men's
Christian Associations continues to crow
and the attendance at each meeting is very
large. This morning the Treasurer's report
of the State Association was read, showing'
f5,035 30 collected for the expenses of 'the'
Executive Committee during the past
year, and of this amount all bat
(122 were expended. The third verse
of the thirty-third chapter of Jere
miah was chosen as the Association
motto or guiding text for the ensuing year.
Five thousand dollars was raised by sub
scription at the meeting this morning and a
message from Mr. Benjamin Thaw, of Pitts
burg, was read, stating that he would give
$500 additional each year.
A telegram was read from G.3. Seldon,
of Erie, who had been elected President,
stating that he could not be present and Dr.
F. A. Graham, of Chester was chosen in
The committee on the report of the State
Executive Committee made its annual re
port The work of the State Committee
was indorsed, and that body was instructed
to continue on in the same line and pay
particular attention' to railroad and college
work. The committee recommended that
a more systematic way of raising money be
adopted, and said that the idea of depend
ing entirely on subscriptions -was wrong.
The associations should be conducted oa
business principles, and $10,000 was asked
for to prosecute the work.
Leander Baney, the iron capitalist, of
this city, entertained the delegates at his
home"by a banquet, between 5 and 6 o'clock
this evening. To-morrow the delegates will
hold open-air meetingsln the afternoon and
hold services in the various churches in the
morning and evening. To-morrow evening
winds up the sessions.
A STATUS TO COLUMBUS.
New York Italians Win Honor tho Geafc
ISPZCIAL TZLXQEAJt TO THE DISPATCH.
NettYobk, October 12. It is
that a feature of the World's air, to be
held Jn'this city in 1892 shall be the.rateing
of a monument to Columbus by the Italian
of New York, assisted by their countrymen
in. Italy. The chief swvwfn th seheaw ia
Mr. Charles Barso to' t editor andi-jiiotiiety
of J.I JkTCigrttto liauy-Amencano. tie nas
already through the medium of his paper,
collected nearly:f3,000 in cash, besides al
most as much in articles to be sold at an
Italian fair which will be held in this city
in aid of the scheme.
Mr. Barsotti has also sent letters to the
Italian Minister of Public Instruction,
Signor Briselli. requesting him to bring the
matter before the leading Italian sculptors.
The Minister has done this and next month
there will be on exhibition in the Italian
Museum of Arts products of the skill of
nearly all the sculptors in Italy. A com
mittee will be appointed by the King
to select the best model from those
submitted. This will be immediately
forwarded to America, and if it meets with
the approval of Mr. Barsotti and his col
leagues an order for the Ixecution of the
design will be returned. The statue will be
of giganticlsixe, will be made of Carrara
marble and will cost nearly $20,000. A site
for the statue has already been chosen. It
is on Battery place, near the Barge Office.
Prime Minister Crispi has already sub
scribed 2,000 francs, and declares himself
greatly in favor of the project
Salt to Recover Securities Tabes From the
New Obleans, October 12. To-day
Attorney General Bogers, before the Civil
District Court, sued out two writs of seques
tration, one against Maurice J. Hart and
the other aeainst Miss Laura Gaines, sister
of Mrs. E. A. Burke, both to recover cer
tain portions of the stolen State bonds,
which he alleges to have been transferred
to these parties by ex-State Treasurer Burke.
The necessary documents directing the Sher
iff to sequester these bonds were immedi
ately executed under the Attorney General's
personal supervision. These are constitu
tional bonds which were unlawfully taken
from the treasury and pledged by Burke, no
consolidated bonds having been exchanged
therefore, or any other consideration given
These complete the $15,400 new Louisiana
fours that have been taken from the Treas
ury. There are still outstanding about
5300,000 worth of bonds, which disappeared
during Burke's term of office, and these, it
has been shown, were used by Burke as col
lateral and were finally disposed of, mostly
in this city, and so well distributed that
only one or two parties have among their
holdings more than 10 per cent of the stolen
bonds- After deducting the recovered bonds
from Burke's deficit, he is still about $400,
THE 0BLT GENUINE.
Meeting of a Wins of Socialistic tabor
Party at Chicago.
Chicago, October 12. The Shevitsch.
wing of the Socialistic Labor party met in
national convention at the Twelith Street
Turner Hall this afteraoon-with abont 35
delegates in attendance. The delegates
claim this to be the genuine or regular con
vention. The one held in the same place a week or
two ago was called bv kickers, according to
the explanation of the Shevitsch men, and
its proceedings were irregular and void.
THE AGENT MISSING.
Employee Attach Property to Secure Wnces
MANCHESTEB, N. H., October 12, The
employes of Lowell's Iron Foundry, who
have not been paid 'off since September 1,
placed attachments on such property as
they could find to-day. 'Other attachments
followed from creditors.
A. H. Lowell, agent of the works, cannot
be found, and it is supposed that he and his
son have left the city. The former is said to
have collected a large sum from a firm with
whom he had a contract.
The City of New York Afleat.
NEW" Yobs; October 12. The steamship-
1 City of New York wasj, floated off, Boater
fiuoiu ab JLUmK w-iigu.
,. J, v
ER TERRIBLE M
lOnisWift torn 113 Fwt lSS
THE EBAS0S 811 WAJrTOiTQ MM
Sot the Ssly WoaaB'Ys I Jfeaftq
id " At. J- ?. . suij.a -Tr"'g
x ruia fcfle dun mrxa, r
SI1--IS iESCBEB'EI 1
AMs to Talk -kferTa" . Ww-4rtr
SHffetly brSMl ,
The wife of a St Louis eeal i
tempted saioide yesterday BMrBJag-Byjgiey a
im- from tbe big steel bridge ever sm JkHs- i
s4ippi river at tkatpfeee. afca was eaigttj
oar electric and telephone wires ia'hWihst
bat sustained Me himrr. Ker haieee .
thinks she ksa&eriBg freffl ahsfratioB tfHii-
rsTsetu. raisxAX xe wnrjimwatiai-i
St.Xodis, Oetoher 1--At thexymsslt ?j
law stage of the river the watt: ')-
mount the-big steel bridge isjw MS k
above the water. Jars. Lmm Jratg
jumpedfress tie upper wsll'Ute fc Ml
at 730,o'eMek thlsmorBiBg, tsiimMiM
out but little the worse for taw MgMfai sa
perience. The woaaa selected tihft;
point ler ue ip, me otaier ot m i
span. She was fast ohgerTeATtT Wntt IsMp
Ginak, a foreman, engaged iai
ing the 'roadway. Mrs. Sraest
calsalv climbinir over tie raiKar.
nis veiled. "Hold on. Asm." ami stsTtlfl
ward her. He was within a few fcetgMjLf :
when she let go. She was stawHag 4i3i
edee of the walk, which catenas eat :
foot or so beyead tbe rsiliBf.
wnen we let go sue cm set sMitapt ;;
; t-j-t ai j im v1
wires wiuoii raa uosg toe ctoe &i )
and she was easght oa thssa. Si
of her body broke oae of the wstss tM Ifci
awful plnBcre to the water Begs.
JUMPED JTKEZ nL u -
nut the wire overtsraerMc-asMt mm
seesded about 15 feet nttwft, ;
.ti.i,t...j ..... .; -j -i- sti'aS fi?
u.u i uj, osauan o rm m '
until witain a short dieteaoeftem fk wJlfcC)
when tbe power of the sir iowg slossj.
she tamed forward aad sinektfcoi
feee dowaward.- She eW -'?
under more than five feet, far ste
peared-oa the sgr&ee fa aalsurtsat ai k
gag, to float down with flt'tstmt.
&tc ana; yuupju frvro jvvwhsb; mr ;
the railing by the two sfce-reafjymwd
under the water. At the tUa
Jumped Green Pest) a fafeeraa vie
ly puts out nis treat lines aT mr
was out in a ooac eng agea
fn to see' what the night had
He. was startled bv the sokek. aeW.
around, 'saw the woman iosillig
water, lie dropped, hi uses at
adjusting Us oars, rowed as Hoi
able toward tbe drowning womnfc J
coed her and after a hard wsU. Is
short distance south of tW MljrW -',
.Mrs. JSrneat was Msjeet t As
treatises lor arowaiat;
snort use wwsatMf;
-MOiStf wAfe its is
SHK WANTED TO MB
was that she had socketed her
wbn aflVoit In wKat vav Bka- mtaJSaa'
awaw . OI 1- T-l J -- ' -- E.
bfwj if aj. muv msv wuviwi mn avratajaw
Incinatioa teat she was' geta to. mima
localaw. W hen aticed way se
she said she did not knew, bst tsttie
the idea in her mind that im was.
could not net rid of it Mm, Jsaestls-
vears of aee. esodlookiae aad msV W
tired. Her husband say he believes sfcot '
suucrinK mm auerratroa ot nw aus. jsajsj
Ernest's jump, was a remarkable teat. '. ,?.
She is the second wosaaa who bar jasaftesl '
over the bridge since it was baUt, acts! W '
first to make the jump sseeewfally
first jump from the bridra bv a w)msn
made about six yearn age. She waeaasM
north railing, between the ssidcUe soVeLsWj
first western pier. She has not beest hansel 1
of since. oH
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of the 3Cw Se'2
Talns is THs Issse.
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a1f ..nt .nmnnuil etf iljf itirf rnT.ifti
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brightest examples of modern literatare. Xtet .
describes this issue of The Dispatch. Fags
1 to 8 are devoted to sews frees Berth; eaet
west and south. From Chieage oobms start ,
ling developments In tho Crasia amder eaeeV "'
and from across the oeeaa Is flash ediiiienypiiiii
ment for the friends of home rale. Hiisj
event at home and abroad Is nhrnwlelaj. i
concise language la these colnmnn, Theseeead
and third para are devoted mataly to n rttelw
on miscellaneous topics, the mere Important o
which are as f ollowsr e
Part IX. ffS
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Tbe Hsonted Win.. J
Joshua ..Fboj-. aaoas J
Pag t jft, jc i
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PAjnrr DAVErrear asb c
A Beans of Chance......... SSU7 Wi
The Actor's J?lot........ ............,
Paat II. 4
Does Be Care for .Me. .OsOBen K6eMl
Wants, To Lets, for Bates, etc.
v a. R Ntwi SeigfttSoatstr Xa T .
Jlasnelml: . 3E.'
Business Cards. ' ' '
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Ensllsh Preachers. .. .................4,t'2
H.TMcCuaxAjrD, Liu B"B. B.a
roormmea men HasiauKii
Talented Old Maids Jl.XWnnl
Training Bonner. G. H. Saxusspk'j
ETerr-DsT Science.... 8TATT Wal'jaal
The Origins! Chris -..M." JCffl
Business Cards. -'3
APowerful Body. - XUOS B. MOMOIfJ
Business Card. .
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Bummer In Alaska 8. 9.
We Bank With Kings........ THZOSOaS SCAXTCK ,
Monks of St. Bruno .....HJ&rBT HA'UM J
Ooodbr; Queen Anne.. . ..........B. W.S9rrl.
The Dead Novelist HAIX CAI
Guarding tinBale .M. C WB.THUH '
Clara BeUe'sChst ....CLAiA :
The rirealde Sphinx. J5. Bv CHADnoPMtj
The Blind Prince..... EasWTH.
Why Women Deceits..
Coo kins a Fins Art. .ABStaWiJansx-j
Morals and Manners.
Seohia Paatova Sesa4r.,
tMiku'3flnVatv.h U-,1iiPff- -it.